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Author Archives: Carol Burnside

Carol Burnside is an award-winning author who also writes as Annie Rayburn. Carol is traditionally published in short stories. Annie is e-published and self/Indie published. Her latest release from Red Sage is Bittersweet Obsessions (June, 2011), an erotic romance with light sci-fi and paranormal elements. Learn more about Annie and her “sizzling romance that tugs at your heart” at www.AnnieRayburn.com.

New Adult: In review

by Carol Burnside I’ve been on a reading glut the last few months. I read a slew of American historical romances, then I discovered New Adult romances. Oh my gawd, the angst! But, I mean, that’s realistic, right? I remember being college age and just beyond, where everything that happened in life seemed bigger, highs […]

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New book release and more coming!

by Carol Burnside Most of you know that one of my favorite places to go is the beach. I’ve always loved the tropics, but an eighteen month stay in Hawaii cemented my love of tropical living. When dreaming up new story ideas, I kept thinking of Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and other places I’ve visited. Cancun, […]

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Eight sentences for impact

by Carol Burnside Lately, I’ve been participating in the Facebook group,  Snippet Sunday. Every Sunday, participating writers share 8 to 10 sentences from a current WIP (work in progress) or past work on our blogs. We provide a link to our post in the comments of announcement on the group page. Then we go around […]

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In-house Guest Chef: Carol Burnside

You can ask any indie published author, getting reviews these days isn’t easy. The market is glutted with books competing for  reviewer attentions, so unless you’ve already got a big following, the reviews will trickle in. We authors give books away as prizes and gently suggest the reader could leave a review on various sites […]

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Parties, Giveaways and Hops, Oh, my!

by Carol Burnside It’s no secret that I’ve been in the grip of a promotion whirlwind, due to several recent releases and more coming. In that vein, I’m participating in several hops, spaced out one a month, then I came across a few parties, a few on The Romance Studio’s blog and a big one […]

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Another Author First

by Carol Burnside I’ve been writing for eleven years now, but on the 14th of this month, I enjoyed a first in my writing career: a book in print! I’ve had short stories in print books, short stories in magazines both with and without bylines. I’ve had books, a novella and short stories in electronic […]

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