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June, 2012

Some Craft News

Here’s a rare Saturday post for my readers who are also writers but not published yet. Craft I’m a member of Colorado Romance Writers (remember that great blog hop we did last month?) and as a part of the RWA the chapter is committed to helping writers develop their craft. There are some great workshops Read more of this post »



Holley Sucks as a Southern Belle: Part I

I fit the Southern belle mold in a lot of ways (mostly my ability to keep my fresh mouth shut during moments when I could easily stick my foot in it), but I also slither out of it in a few ways. The first of which is the whole “putting oneself together before leaving the Read more of this post »



It pays to be last!

The winner of the Lovestruck Bloghop giveaway of Deb Harkness’ A Discovery of Witches was lucky entry #16! Check your inbox for instructions, Sherry. Thanks everyone for playing!



Winner winner, BBQ dinner!

And the winner of the Shameless Summer giveaway is… Commenter number six, Mary! Check your email, lady.



A Discovery of Infatuation (closed)

I have social media to thank for me learning about what is to date my absolute favorite paranormal romance. Deborah Harkness’ debut A Discovery of Witches was a BlogHer Book Club pick last summer, but I didn’t get around to reading it until fall. I checked it out from the library, read it twice in Read more of this post »



I see a pattern here.

Yesterday I went to establish my medical care at a women’s health practice in Boulder and got measured for the first time in God-knows-how-long. “Sixty and a half,” the nurse said, scribbling my stats on her pad like it was no big deal. I bent over to put my sandals back on and was like, Read more of this post »



So, so shameless.

Heyyyy. How you doin’? Thanks for hopping by. Appreciate your visit. Want some sweet tea? Don’t worry–the calories don’t count if it comes from the Internet. I’m Holley Trent (obviously). I write quirky romances. Sometimes they’re sweet, sometimes they’re hot, but they’re always at least a little bit campy. I invite you to check out Read more of this post »



So, what are you wearing?

Beth here. Holley’s plucking her eyebrows or something. She’s long overdue. Today, I want to talk to you ladies about your summer attire. This is 2012–keywords are fresh, bright, and fitted. If you’re still wearing all black and thinking it’s acceptable because you added a chunky fuchsia necklace you’re way behind the times. First things Read more of this post »



The Southern Queen Cocktail

Hey, all! I’m busy busy busy this week trying to get into the holiday spirit to get Christmas stories written and submitted. To help me out a bit, the cast of Impersonating Dad (now available for purchase in The Dad Plan!) will all be filling in to guest post this week. Please treat them with Read more of this post »



Donna Del Oro on Thematic Subtexts

Hi, folks! This’ll be my last Friendly Friday for the summer, so enjoy it! This post by Musa Publishing romantic suspense author Donna Del Oro is informative and fascinating. A Bodyguard of Lies is available for purchase now from Musa or wherever fine eBooks are sold. THEMATIC SUB-TEXTS IN YOUR NOVEL: HOW THEY ENRICH How Read more of this post »