Writing How-To: Determination

Approximately a year ago, about this time, my older Toshiba laptop died. Well, as I panicked when the screen, which had been getting progressively redder upon start-up over several months, went totally black, I realized I still had lights on in the main laptop body. Meaning it wasn’t dead-dead, just sort of dead. I unplugged … Read More

Evil personified.

You wouldn’t think a little thirteen-pound dog could be evil, would you? This is Gidget. She was a rescue dog. We got her in August of 2007, and she was about 1-2 years old. As best we can tell, she’s part chihuahua, part terrier of some sort, part cat, part mountain goat, part kangaroo, part … Read More

Writing How-To: Configuring Retro-Word Appearance

Do you miss the old versions of Word where you could use a dark background and light text? I got this link courtesy of author Douglas Clegg: http://www.ehow.com/how_4494872_make-word-2007-look-feel.html You can not only change Word 2007 so the background and text colors are reversed for ease of use, you can make it look like an old-time … Read More

Writing How-To: English is hard!

First of all, I didn’t write this, I got it through the Writing email list on the Internet Writing Workshop. I don’t know who originally wrote it, but kudos to you, sir or madame. I’m classifying it as a “writing how-to” post because frankly? It sort of is. *LOL*— You think English is easy??? Read … Read More

Release Day! – "Love Slave for Two: Beginnings"

Woot! It’s release day! “Love Slave for Two: Beginnings,” (writing as Tymber Dalton) the prequel to my bestselling series, is now officially available at Siren-BookStrand! http://www.bookstrand.com/product-loveslavefortwobeginnings-14938-200.html You can find my other Siren-BookStrand releases writing as Tymber Dalton at: http://www.bookstrand.com/authors/tymberdalton/ And you can find my Lesli Richardson Siren-BookStrand books at: http://www.bookstrand.com/authors/leslirichardson/

Writing How-To: Write Space

Not much has changed in the couple of weeks since I took this picture to post it on an email list during a discussion of writing spaces. Believe it or not, this is my dining room table. We eat on the couch. Don’t ask. The large, blue coffee mug on the left of my laptop … Read More

Writing How-To: Quck Historical Research Tip

Just a quick tip today. Here’s something neat I discovered with my old friend, Wikipedia. (Yes, I know, you have to double-check what you find on Wikipedia, but it’s a great place to start.) If you need to do research on a particular year for, say, a historical romance you’re writing, you can type in … Read More

Who wants to do Nanowrimo with me?

Well, I’ve decided I’m going to plunge in and try to do Nano again. I’ve said this several times and managed to get sidetracked. Last year, because I was…um, writing. LOL But now I’ve got a reason to, so I’m going to try and use it for desperation inspiration and motivation to get a special … Read More

Psst! Want a free read?

My romantic Halloween shape-shifter story, “Puppy Dog Eyes,” is available free on the Amira Press website! (Click here to get it.) If you like that, check out my other scorching hot Amira Press shape-shifter stories, “Dog Walk” and the sequel, “Doggy Style.” While you’re there, you might want to take a look at the first … Read More

Writing How-To: Recapturing the Wonder

My dad used to go flea marketing every Sunday morning. One day, he came home with what was, to me, a prized gem: a Smith Corona 2200 electric typewriter, blue, much like the one pictured here. I probably single-handedly deforested a small Latin American rain forest with the amount of paper I ran through that … Read More

Review Round-up

I’m behind (what’s new?) in posting the great reviews I’ve received the past couple of weeks. Woot!! The Reluctant Dom (writing as Tymber Dalton) received 5 canes from Bound to Review (Read full review.) This is another emotionally charged unconventional book by Ms Dalton. It shows how many people have misconceptions about BDSM lifestyles and … Read More

"Love Slave for Two: Beginnings (Book 0)" coming Oct. 12!

Woot! My official release date for my next Tymber Dalton book, “Love Slave for Two: Beginnings,” the prequel in my bestselling series, is October 12. It’s available for pre-order now from Siren-BookStrand. http://www.bookstrand.com/product-loveslavefortwobeginnings-14938-200.html Blurb: [Menage Amour: Erotic Alternative Menage a Trois Romance, Contemporary, May-December, BDSM, Public Exhibition, M/M, M/M/M, with M/M/M/F] Tyler Paulson came to … Read More

The noise you hear is me smacking my head agains the table.

It’s now not enough I have to patrol pirate file sites for my stuff. Apparently I have to also now patrol sites where writers can post writing. I found a site where some nimrod was in the process of posting my book, “Love Slave for Two.” AND passing it off as their own. Get this … Read More

The can-do spirit is alive and well.

You know, stories like this give me hope. They give me faith in the human race as a whole, and they leave me encouraged that regardless of how bad things get in the world, there will always be someone like these students who will take the initiative to see a supposedly insurmountable challenge and…well, surmount … Read More

When will it be on KINDLE???

I’ve been getting this question at least once a day on average now. For those of you with Kindles who want to read books without having to wait for the Kindle version to come out, you’re in luck! I did some digging. This also means you are no longer tethered exclusively to Kindle content. I … Read More