What's Afoot With Grace:
Writing into the Sunset…
January 19, 2018
A heads up to my novella anthology readers: Dancing in the Duke’s Arms, Christmas in the Duke’s Arms, and Christmas in Duke Street (this one’s on sale for $.99) will all be retired from publication on Feb. 1, 2018. If you like the light-bite approach to Regency romance, you still have a couple weeks to add these collections to your library.
A Rogue of Your Own
January 14, 2018
On the blog this week…
January 7, 2018
I’m discussing why reading, chocolate, flowers, and a nice hot cuppa are the stuff of a great new year–honest–and I’m giving away an ARC of A Rogue of Her Own.
Ring in the New…
December 31, 2017
On the blog this week, my aspirations going forward into 2018 (of course there’s a duke involved), and a reader’s choice signed book giveaway.
January 21, 2018 • Grace's Most Recent Blog Post
Writing a scene is a busy job. The characters in that scene are all supposed to Have Goals. The goals can be simple–let me eat my ice cream in peace!–or complicated: Find the bomb, diffuse it, get out safely and collect the king’s youngest daughter before the enemy’s guards swarm the throne room, and DO NOT SNEEZE even though the palace is overrun with cats to which our heroine is allergic. The scene should contain tension, which is a job in itself. The point-of-view character’s goal is usually thwarted (sorry, your dude-ship). The character’s emotions … Continue reading
Reader Favorite Spotlight
“You don’t care for children?” Cromarty asked as the waitress moved off.
“I like children a lot,” Jane said, “but the rug rat will start bellowing here directly, as soon as Mom and Dad try to have an adult conversation. They’re always teething when they’re that small.”
The little family trundled by, the baby nothing more than a pink, sleepy face among soft blankets and padding.
“The bairnie’s too wee to teethe yet,” Cromarty said, his tone wistful. He turned a green-eyed gaze on Jane as she inhaled another bite of injera. “I admit to some puzzlement, Ms. DeLuca. You’re having bread with your bread and bread with your extra potatoes, and I heard mention of dessert. Are you the only American female who doesn’t fret about her weight?”