Meet Thriller Writer and Tweeter Marcus Sakey

- by BlogMistress

Welcome Marcus Sakey, an author who uses social networking to promote his books. His novels have been called “nothing short of brilliant” by the Chicago Tribune, selected among Esquire Magazine’s Best 5 Books of the Year, and optioned for film by Ben Affleck and Tobey Maguire. His new thriller, THE AMATEURS, will be released on […]

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What’s a Thriller?

- by Patricia Rosemoor

Having just attended Thrillerfest in New York, I’m plagued once more by the question–what’s a thriller supposed to be? It’s only natural that I wonder since I think I write them myself. Romantic suspense covers a multitude of crime novel possibilities–romance combined with mystery or with suspense or with thrills. Or with all three. The […]

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Writers — Born or Made?

- by Karen Tintori

Writing is like breathing, it’s what I do. Fiction, nonfiction, blogs, Facebook, MySpace, emails — not so many handwritten letters any longer, alas, and no longer any diaries.

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Confessions of a Dark Romantic

- by Patricia Rosemoor

Candelit dinners…champagne and chocolate…bouquets of roses…petals strewn across a bed…sensual music playing in the background…satin and lace and scented massage oil… Sounds pretty romantic, right? Maybe in real life…but what about in fiction? Many readers would find the above scenario…well, kind of boring. Where’s the tension? Where’s the conflict? Where’s the danger?

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