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Originally posted on Jenna Jaxon Romance--because passion is timeless.:

TODAY IS ONLY SCANDAL WILL DO’S

OFFICIAL RELEASE!

I’m so incredibly happy I want to PARTY all day!

For details on the contest and giveaways, scroll down to Post #1.  It gives you the Contest lowdown. :)

Post #2 of this fabulous day is about one of the prizes offered in my Scandal swag pack, a signed, printed copy of my first published historical romance, Heart of Deception.  It’s been out in e-book format for a little over a year, and since it’s rather short, I thought it would be cool to have it printed into little books that I could tuck into my Scandal swag packs as a little something different.  In case you haven’t read Heart of Deception, here’s the blurb:

Celinda Graham—young, naïve, passionate—is head-over-heels in love with Andrew Finley, Viscount Hurston and insists on marrying him. Unfortunately, Andrew’s family has been feuding with Celinda’s…

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Originally posted on Jenna Jaxon Romance--because passion is timeless.:

TODAY IS ONLY SCANDAL WILL DO’S

OFFICIAL RELEASE!

I’m so incredibly happy I want to PARTY all day!

For details on the contest and giveaways, scroll down to Post #1.  It gives you the Contest lowdown. :)

Post #2 of this fabulous day is about one of the prizes offered in my Scandal swag pack, a signed, printed copy of my first published historical romance, Heart of Deception.  It’s been out in e-book format for a little over a year, and since it’s rather short, I thought it would be cool to have it printed into little books that I could tuck into my Scandal swag packs as a little something different.  In case you haven’t read Heart of Deception, here’s the blurb:

Celinda Graham—young, naïve, passionate—is head-over-heels in love with Andrew Finley, Viscount Hurston and insists on marrying him. Unfortunately, Andrew’s family has been feuding with Celinda’s…

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Please post the excerpt where your hero realizes he’s fallen in love, or if you’re not a writer, or don’t have an excerpt ready, post one from somewhere else.

 Here is mine from Lord Beaumont’s Bride.

 Serena pulled a face. “I choose the rectory. I am not looking forward to our discussion with Mr. Foster.”

“Nor I,” Robert agreed. “Race?”

She laughed. “You know I always win.”

“Give me a five minute head start?” he asked hopefully.

“Not a chance, my lord.” Serena spurred Shamir and was quickly across the field.

“You’re a miserable witch, and I love you,” he shouted after her.

She was already too far away to hear him, but his heart buoyed. He’d said it and he’d meant it. He loved her. His shoulders felt lighter, lighter than he could remember.

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FAVORITE COMBACKS

At the request of my lovely CP Author Lauren Smith, I’m asking all of you to give me your best comebacks; whether from a movie, TV, book or your WIP. Here is mine from The Seduction of Lady Caro. My hero Lord Huntley talking to Lady Darling, a former mistress.

Opening her eyes wide, she purred, “But, don’t you remember how good it was?”

“I remember how expensive it was. You’ll have to find someone else to fill your jewel box and plough your field.” He dropped hand, stepped back and bowed. “If you’ll excuse me, my lady?”

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Whether or not we are writers, we are all readers. I happen to have a very low threshold for inaccuracy. Part of this was learned early on when I was assigned to a military unit where getting it wrong meant mean people could die. Getting an MS in International Relations and a law degree didn’t make me any less sanguine. My husband refuses to accompany me to a movie when it concerns a subject I know too much about. I have been known to mutter loudly, “Objection” during a court scene, point out problems with Army uniforms, or that a setting is supposed to be on a beach on the east coast, and the sun is in the wrong position.

I realize I may not be the rule, but when you read a book where there is an inaccuracy, no matter if it’s a contemporary that has a character going the wrong way down a street in New York City, a wrong statement of the law in any period, or a word or phrase that didn’t exist in Regency England, does it bother you?

How important is accuracy to you as a reader? How bad does it have to be before you decide to either put the book down or not read that author again?

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