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Designing My Own Book Covers: How I’m Doing It

By Jade | Oct 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

In my pursuit for literary greatness (ha!), I have been scouring the internet for just under six months now, trying to learn everything I can about self-publishing and all that is involved: from the format of the interior of the book, to finding an editor, to ultimately finding the perfect book cover. The last one …

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How I Discovered the Romance Novel

By Jade | Oct 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

I didn’t discover romance novels until I was in high school. I had no idea about the world of “bodice rippers” and shirtless men with luscious long flowing locks billowing out in the wind. How I had remained so ignorant for so long saddens me. But alas- I had a good friend who introduced me …

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Book Review: The Opposite of You

By Jade | Oct 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

I am new to author Rachel Higginson, but I was somehow directed to her book, The Opposite of You via Amazon’s recommendations and I absolutely adored this book. I went for it because it was only $1.20 and I thought “what the hell could I lose?” (for all you KU subscribers, it’s also on there!) The …

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What Am I Actually Writing?

By Jade | Oct 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

So my whole website that I threw up a couple of weeks ago is aimed at helping me create a “home” where A) I can write/bitch about my journey to publishing my first book and B) also serve as an eventual author website. So far I’ve accomplished one of those goals. Definitely deserve an extra …

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Finding Community and Discovering My Own Insecurities

By Jade | Oct 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

This past weekend, I attended a meeting of local romance authors held at a nearby library. I had absolutely no idea what to expect, but I didn’t have anything going on for me that day anyways and I was eager to see what the community looked like in real life. I have been following romance …

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Book Review: Royally Endowed

By Jade | Oct 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

In true fashion, I read Royally Endowed, the third book in Emma Chase’s “the Royally” series in one sitting, finishing at 1:00am on a Sunday, knowing I would definitely be feeling the lack of sleep when I need to wake up in five more hours. But whatever, it was worth it. I am ashamed to share that …

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Odd Romance Find

By Jade | Oct 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

In my very limited free time, I enjoy scouring the internet in search of the best of the best of the odd sub-genres of romance. Hours of my life are dedicated to seeking out the truly outrageous and scintillatingly interesting and unique romance subgenre. This one is an oldie but a goodie I found a few …

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The Woes of Writing While Working Full-Time

By Jade | Oct 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

I work a full-time job at a retirement community. Which basically means I spend each day surrounded by 90 year olds who have raunchier senses of humor than I do and can make even the dirtiest characters in my books blush. Some days I am the beloved extra granddaughter and others, I am that evil …

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Welcome!

By Jade | Sep 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hello everyone and welcome to my little corner of the internet. My name is Jade and I am an aspiring author of romance novels. Truthfully, I know I am a dime a dozen but I have a dream: a dream of quitting my job, writing full time from a small cottage in Maine a la …

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