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What's In a Title?
Paul
Stansfield

Like probably a lot of authors, I sometimes have problems coming up with titles for my stories.  Often I complete the tale first, then give it a title.  It’s a tricky thing—you don’t want to use a name that’s too obvious, or too boring, or too obscure, or too pretentious.  It can be an awfully fine line sometimes.  For my first ebook (Dead Reckoning), I made another mistake—I chose an extremely

This isn't my first time at the romance-reading rodeo.
Bear with me for a few minutes, I'm going to tell you my reading history.

As an avid reader, I spent years devouring books, getting lost in distant lands and falling in love week after week with dashing heroes. Not once did I give a single thought to the person behind those stories. Beyond the name on the cover, the author never crossed my mind.
That changed in 2002 when I began my own writing journey.

In the parent’s handbook for being a good example, may I offer a suggestion:  that during the Christmas season, family shopping excursions be excluded from scrutinization?

Steampunk: The Recipe
Phillipa
Ballentine

Steampunk: The Recipe - Readers and writers  would have to be living under a rock (or perhaps a cog would be more appropriate) not to notice the rise of corsets, goggles and airships on bookshelves, both real and virtual. In fact, they seem to have invaded all kinds of genres; romance, erotica, YA, fantasy and science fiction.

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