Archive for romance

June 16, 2015

Backlist Fun!

If you’re new to me, or my books, I thought I’d take the time to highlight some of my backlist titles! If you’re enjoying the Copper Ridge Series, you might want to check out Silver Creek. In Unexpected, a mistake at an IVF clinic finds city girl Kelsey Noble pregnant with a stranger’s baby. If […]

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February 12, 2010

Characters, Conflict and Plot! (Oh, my!)

Seems like a simple thing, you make up a story, you write it down. (Those of you who have been doing this for any length of time are laughing already…) There’s a lot more to it than that though!! And even though I know a lot of the tricks and rules, I still find myself […]

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December 17, 2009

Ever Changing Conflict

One of my dear CPs brought up a very interesting point yesterday as we were discussing the changes His Virgin Acquisition had to go through during revisions. I was trying to explain how, during revisions and a half rewrite, the conflicts of the hero and heroine had changed. She said maybe the internal conflict had […]

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December 15, 2009

Character and Building it

There’s been a lot of discussion over at about characterization. One of the commenters suggested using astrology to help nail down a character, and that got me thinking of all kind of fun things a person might try… The Myers-Briggs personality test…taken as your hero or heroine of course! Here’s a link: After […]

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November 23, 2009

The Internal Conflict, and How it conflicts Me Internally

I’ve done a post on internal conflict before, but it bears repeating. I give the whole subject a lot of thought, after all. As we all should, since getting it wrong seems to earn a lot of very talented writers some very fast rejection letters! I was fortunate that my own conflict issue has only […]

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November 2, 2009

The Alpha Male *hoooowwwwl*

Ah, the Alpha Male. He’s the cornerstone of the bulk of the category romances. He’s the ultimate feminine fantasy, the untamable, seemingly complete man who has everything (and every woman) his heart desires, and yet when he meets the heroine, our ‘everygirl’, he realizes that she’s the one thing he doesn’t have, and she’s the […]

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October 10, 2009

Interracial Romance

Update 5/29/2011: Since I first wrote this blog post, I have sold an interracial romance to Presents titled The Highest Price to Pay, you can see the cover and description here. It releases July 15th, 2011 in the UK and is available for preorder on Book Depository and Amazon UK. Yes, it’s true, that technically […]

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I Love Romance

My name is Maisey Yates and I love to read romances. I am not ashamed. I love the passion, the intensity, the sensuality, the happily ever after that I know will be waiting for me on the last page. Keep your existential works with two men wandering in the desert discussing the futility of life. […]

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October 2, 2009

Recommended Reads

Harlequin Presents/Modern The Ruthless Greek’s Virgin Princess, by Trish Morey- Great book. It opens in a very unexpected way and it just keeps you hooked from there. For you writers out there, I think it’s a very good example of internal conflict. It makes the most of the emotional baggage the hero and heroine have, […]

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The Journey to Publication…so far.

I’ve always wanted to be a writer. I’ve been writing short stories ever since I learned the fine art of writing dialogue when I was in the second grade. However, I had a serious aversion to finishing anything. There were countless beginnings and zero endings, because a part of me knew that if I ever […]

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