Sunday, August 19, 2007

Friends List 2



The following is the second list of “friends” on MySpace that are members of the romance writing community. They welcome you to contact them on MySpace to be “friends” if you, too, are a romance reader or writer.

Why am I doing this? It takes hours to surf the web for friends. We lead busy lives and don't have the time to spare, especially if you're writing your next book. (Okay, I want you to see my fantastic book cover. LOL)

I do not post a URL without permission. If you know of anyone who would like to be added, they can contact me thru this blog or my website at
http://www.suspensebytina.com/

COFFEE TIME ROMANCE is first on List 2. What a goldmine for authors!!!
I checked out their website http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/ after they featured
Liquid Hypnosis in their bookstore this past week.

http://www.myspace.com/coffeetimeromance

Aside from doing reviews, they offer free links to your website, host your chats, provide access to readers groups, they'll post your chats, book signings and appearances on their calendar, etc.

They will even help you create a group and host it for you in their forums! I urge you to take advantage of their free services.

Here's the rest of the list!

www.myspace.com/carlyphillips
www.myspace.com/vickihinze
www.myspace.com/catherinesnodgrass
www.myspace.com/butterscotchmartinigirls
www.myspace.com/caitlynwillows
http://www.myspace.com-authorlianalaverentz/
www.myspace.com/isabellaclayton
http://www.myspace.com/keithpublications
http://www.myspace.com/lynnromaine
www.myspace.com/pamelaroller
www.myspace.com/sylviarochester
www.myspace.com/terri_molina
www.myspace.com/marymarvella
http://www.myspace.com/cserenitysavanna
http://www.myspace.com/lynnreynoldsonline
http://www.myspace.com/charlottechalmers
http://www.myspace.com/stephanihecht
http://www.myspace.com/cindykgreen
http://www.myspace.com/elucastaylor
www.myspace.com/judithoman
http://www.myspace.com/KaylaJanz
http://www.myspace.com/kimamburn
www.myspace.com/kathrynmeyergriffith
http://myspace.com/lindawisdombooks
www.myspace.com/CelticRomanceQueen
http://myspace.com/terryodell
www.myspace.com/authorcarolwebb
www.myspace.com/lynnelogan
http://www.myspace.com/sylviaday
http://www.myspace.com/sj_day
http://www.myspace.com/guardiannovels
http://www.myspace.com/ueandtheteenagezombies
www.myspace.com/britblaise
http://www.myspace.com/BrendaWilliamson
www.myspace.com/robyn_wren
http://www.myspace.com/jillshalvis
www.myspace.com/veronicatowers
www.myspace.com/cassandrakane
www.myspace.com/mysticallyloved
www.myspace.com/lena_diaz
www.myspace.com/sandibrackeen
www.myspace.com/cathymcdavid
http://myspace.com/CiarCullen
www.myspace.com/mechelearmstrong
http://myspace.com/daisydexterdobbs


I've had requests to link up to my blog, so I'm giving everyone permission to do so.

Also, please take a minute to check out my Top Ten lists. Comments welcomed. Okay - just nice ones. LOL

FRIENDS LIST 3 will be posted on September 9th. I need time to work on Desperate Homeowners. Excerpt available in the Books section of my website.
http://www.suspensebytina.com/

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Top Ten Reasons to Read Romance


Just for laughs – The next installment of my Top 10 lists.


Top Ten Reasons to Read Romance


Reading romance novels will…

10. Spice Up Your Own Romance – Tired? Not in the mood? Read a romance and yell. “I’m all yours, baby!” WARNING: This only works if there’s a man in the room.

9. Improve Your Husband’s Physic – Once he sees the men on those covers, he’ll run to the gym. His muscles will have muscles. Okay, maybe he’ll just suck in his gut and put on new underwear. (That’s an improvement.)

8. Enhance Your Quality of Life – Reading fills time you would have spent on useless chores―like cooking. Toddlers can make mac and cheese in an Easy Bake Oven.

7. Provide an Escape From Reality – Close your eyes and your significant other will transform from the man who burps the alphabet in Bart Simpson’s voice to the hunky model on the cover of the book. (Keep your eyes closed. And don’t let him talk.)

6. Make Your Dreams Come True – Every romance novel contains a hunky hero, who can only follow the script the author wrote. He’ll tell you, “You’re beautiful.” “You’ve lost weight.” “I'd love to put the toilet seat down.”

5. Spread Goodwill Toward Men – Just got divorced? Dumped by a boyfriend? Want all men to hang from the Empire State Building by ____ until they drop? Read romance novels. You’ll soon realize there is hope. Not all men are cheating, hound dogs, who should be run over repeatedly by Donald Trump and Rosie O’Donnell locked up together in a monster truck. You can find true love and reading romance novels will help heal your heart.

4. Cure PMS – Okay, I’m lying. (But it could relieve stress and that’s always a good thing.)

3. Guarantee a Happy Ending – The heroine may discover her business tanked, her identity has been stolen, her twin sister ran off with her boyfriend, the villain is plotting her violent death, and she’s gained three ounces, but in the end, she will rise above it all. She will form a new Fortune 500 Company, invent a medication to cure her sister’s STD, trap the villain with her wit and her Nancy Drew Detective Kit, all before losing five pounds, and winning the heart of the handsome bodyguard.

2. Prevent Muggings – While on mass transit, cover your romance novel with the removable jacket off the book, Weapons Guide for Assassins.
Just don’t sit next to the man reading 10. Spice Up Your Romantic Life – Tired? Not in the mood? Read a romance and yell. “I’m all yours, baby!” WARNING: This only works if there’s a man in the room.

9. Improve Your Husband’s Physic – Once he sees the men on those covers, he’ll run to the gym. His muscles will have muscles. Okay, maybe he’ll just suck in his gut and put on new underwear. (That’s an improvement.)

8. Enhance Your Quality of Life – Reading fills time you would have spent on useless chores―like cooking. Toddlers can make mac and cheese in an Easy Bake Oven.

7. Provide an Escape From Reality – Close your eyes and your significant other will transform from the man who burps the alphabet in Bart Simpson’s voice to the hunky model on the cover of the book. (Keep your eyes closed. And don’t let him talk.)

6. Make Your Dreams Come True – Every romance novel contains a hunky hero, who can only follow the script the author wrote. He’ll tell you, “You’re beautiful.” “You’ve lost weight.” “I love you. Marry me, move into my mansion, and spend all my money.”

5. Spread Goodwill Toward Men – Just got divorced? Dumped by a boyfriend? Want all men to hang from the Empire State Building by ____ until they drop? Read romance novels. You’ll soon realize there is hope. Not all men are cheating, hound dogs, who should be run over repeatedly by Donald Trump and Rosie O’Donnell locked up together in a monster truck. You can find true love and reading romance novels will help heal your heart.

4. Cure PMS – Okay, I’m lying. (But it could relieve stress and that’s always a good thing.)

3. Guarantee a Happy Ending – The heroine may discover her business tanked, her identity has been stolen, her twin sister ran off with her boyfriend, the villain is plotting her violent death, and she’s gained three ounces, but in the end, she will rise above it all. She will form a new Fortune 500 Company, invent a medication to cure her sister’s STD, trap the villain with her wit and her Nancy Drew Detective Kit, all before losing five pounds, and winning the heart of the handsome bodyguard.

2. Prevent Muggings – While on mass transit, cover your romance novel with the removable jacket off the book, Weapons Guide for Assassins.
Just don’t sit next to the man reading Guidebook for FBI Agents.

AND FINALLY, the number one reason to read romance novels is…

1. Confirm Your Undying Belief in True Love – Reading romances proves there is a hero for every woman. If the chubby, freckle-faced, one-eyed, three-legged, arsonist heroine with acne can find true love, so can you.
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AND FINALLY, the number one reason to read romance novels is…

1. Confirm Your Undying Belief in True Love – Reading romances proves there is a hero for every woman. If the chubby, freckle-faced, one-eyed, three-legged, arsonist heroine with acne can find true love, so can you.


Now go read a good romance. Tell the bookstore, Tina sent you.
PERMISSION GIVEN TO COPY IF PROPER CREDIT IS GIVEN TO THE AUTHOR

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Friends List 1


The following is a list of “friends” on MySpace that are members of the romance writing community. They welcome you to contact them on MySpace to be “friends” if you, too, are a romance reader or writer. You have permission to link your website to this blog to make the list available to others in our community.
Check back August 19th for list updates and my Top 10 Reasons to Read Romance.

http://www.myspace.com/suspensebytina Me
http://www.myspace.com/thewildrosepress My Publisher
Liquid Hypnosis is available August 17th.

http://www.myspace.com/kathleengail789
http://www.myspace.com/jerismithready
www.myspace.com/tarahscottromanceauthor
http://www.myspace.com/trevaneandcasey
www.MySpace.com/jennablackbooks
www.myspace.com/kimwatters
http://www.myspace.com/kelsygeorge
http://www.myspace.com/booklaurie
http://www.myspace.com/vijayaschartz
www.myspace.com/cynthiaeden
www.MySpace.com/MelissaMayhue
http://www.myspace.com/authortiadani
www.myspace.com/KyAnnWaters
http://www.myspace.com/ksaugustin
www.myspace.com/chrisreddingauthor
http://www.myspace.com/embercase
www.shoutlife.com/roxannerustand
www.myspace.com/roxannerustand
www.myspace.com/C_L_Carver
www.myspace.com/pennyannenickel
www.myspace.com/hywelalyn
www.myspace.com/joanjknoble
http://www.myspace.com/elainecantrell
http://www.myspace.com/janerichardsonwriter
http://www.myspace.com/nitawick
http://www.myspace.com/donnamichaels
http://www.myspace.com/aithnejarretta
www.myspace.com/SapphirePhelanwww.myspace.com/PamelaKKinney
www.myspace.com/gerribowen
www.myspace.com/leannarenee
http://www.myspace.com/sonjafoust
www.myspace.com/susanlb
http://myspace.com/skypurington
http://myspace.com/anitaphilmar
http://myspace.com/author_tinagayle
www.myspace.com/alltwas
http://www.myspace.com/purrings
www.myspace.com/pattishenberger
www.myspace.com/bessmcbride
www.myspace.com/crimsonwaterfall
www.myspace.com/pamelasthibodeaux
www.myspace.com/maggietoussaint
http://www.myspace.com/sylviekaye
www.myspace.com/cloverautrey
http://www.myspace.com/annewhitfield
www.myspace.com/cassieryan44
www.myspace.com/tinagerow
www.myspace.com/kathrynekennedy








August 17th Release of Liquid Hypnosis


Liquid Hypnosis can be downloaded from The Wild Rose Press on August 17th.
The print release will be available the day before Valentine's on Feb 13th. Order from Wild Rose, Amazon.com, or Barnes and Noble.

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