A Guy Reads His First Romance – A Review of LYON’S BRIDE
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A Guy Reads His First Romance – A Review of LYON’S BRIDE

So my mom died Monday, December 17th. No, wait, this review gets better. Really. My wife and I own hundreds of books. We read voraciously. I have, easily, a dozen books on my nightstand that I am in various stages of reading. I enjoy biographies, sci-fi, epic fantasy, crime drama, literature, just about anything well-written….

The Three Most Important Elements to a Successful Story
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The Three Most Important Elements to a Successful Story

And, no, I am not going to say “character, character, character,” although character is one of them. Compelling characters—people we feel we must understand—can send a mediocre plot into the stratosphere. A fascinating character, one with depth and true complexities, can drive me into a story and I’ll never let go until the last word….

A Woman in Bed
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A Woman in Bed

For the February 13th issue of my regional paper, the reporter and photo editor suggested highlighting my interview with a portrait “similar to, but not exactly like, a book cover . . . lounging on your bed with your books scattered around you, a rose and some chocolates.” My response was short and to the…