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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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Old Adult Fiction

By Marilyn Baron New Adult (NA) fiction seems to be all the rage these days. Wikipedia defines New Adult (NA) fiction as “a developing genre of fiction with protagonists in the 18-25 age bracket. The term was first coined by St. Martin’s Press in 2009 when they held a special call for “…fiction similar to […]

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Tabago by Constance Gillam

Tabago is the smaller of the two islands of Trinidad and Tabago. The island is just north of Trinidad and both are outside the Atlantic hurricane belt. Since the two islands are tropical, there are only two seasons: dry and wet. Jim (hubby) and I were there in the wet season, but saw very little rain.   […]

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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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What’s in a Title?

As some of you might know, I’ve been pulling my hair out trying to find a title for my historical novella. In the past titles have sprung up from my manuscripts without prompting. This time I’ve petitioned my critique partners, Facebook friends and strangers on the street for a title without success. The story is a […]

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Trinidad and Tabago by Constance Gillam

Okay, so no one guessed the location of that beautiful picture I posted last Friday. It was Marracas Bay in Trinidad. Trinidad and Tabago are the southern most Caribbean islands before South America. They are situated seven miles off the north east coast of Venezuela. For those of you who don’t know, my hubby is […]

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