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The Captain and The Countess early 18thc. romance, mystery and suspense

I am delighted by the review of The Captain and The Countess by best-selling author Maggi Anderson.

Historical Reviews

5* Review by Maggi Anderson

Format Kindle Edition

Rosemary Morris has a wonderful understanding of this period of history and she adroitly evokes the period her characters inhabit with all its pomp and ceremony. It is rich in its detail of customs, classes, servants, beliefs, London life, food, interiors and the exquisite fashions.

The Right…


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Added by Rosemary Morris on July 31, 2016 at 9:02am — No Comments

18th century novel The Captain and The Countess - special offer

I am delighted to announce the Captain and the Countess, has been republished by Books We Love.

 The Captain and The Countess by Rosemary Morris is available for £0.99 and $1.45 from the 8th of June to the 15th June from …


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Added by Rosemary Morris on June 8, 2016 at 5:29pm — No Comments

I Guarantee You Have Never Read This Plot

  For most of my life I was a struggling actor. I appeared on such shows as Mash, WKRP in Cincinnati, and General Hospital. Like the multitudes of actors who migrate to Hollywood I attended an actors workshop to hone my skills.

  The women that ran my workshop got involved in an interesting experiment directing a group of prisoners at the Federal Correctional Institution,…


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Added by Jack Kearney on August 25, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

THIRD CALL - chapter 8 of THE GIFT

Third Call


Feeling a bit buzzed, drinking the last drop, I indubitably guzzled the entire three-dollar bottle of red wine. This was a monumental undertaking because I’m not a drinker. Socially, I do imbibe at quarterly business functions but everyday survival; booze has never been a consideration or consolation. My life supports are…


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Added by Barbara Case Speers on August 13, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

What's in a Name?

I remember the day my mom and I were talking about my writing career. She asked me what name I planned to go by, what pen name I was going to use. “Maybe,” she said, “you should choose a name that’s easier to pronounce than Gligor. Don’t most writers do that?” Our conversation reminded me of an article I once read. It was an interview with actress, Jacqueline Bisset. When the interviewer told Jacqueline that he’d…

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Added by Patricia Gligor on April 4, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

A Dream Come True

I’ve wanted to be a published author since I was a little girl. Like most girls my age, I read every Judy Bolton and Nancy Drew mystery; they were among my most prized possessions. When I was ten years old, I submitted a poem I’d written to my Sunday school magazine. I can still remember how thrilled I was when I saw my name printed under the title. My first byline! Now, many years later (no need to tell how many), I feel…


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Added by Patricia Gligor on March 21, 2012 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Different Strokes for Different Folks

I’m a morning person. Most days, as soon as I wake up, I’m alert and ready to start my day. After coffee, of course. That’s why I choose to write in the morning; I’m fresh and at my best. When I’m writing, whether it’s the first draft of a manuscript or a rewrite, I focus on that. I don’t even check my email or answer my phone until I’m satisfied that I’ve produced the day’s writing. It’s…

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Added by Patricia Gligor on February 29, 2012 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Coming Soon: 'The Mysteries of Fuller Park' by Chuck Keyes, Athens, Texas

Coming Soon:

'The Mysteries of Fuller Park'

by Chuck Keyes


          'The Mysteries of Fuller Park'…


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Added by Chuck Keyes (The Chuck!) on February 28, 2012 at 8:38pm — 1 Comment

Truth IS stranger than Fiction

In real life, when we hear of someone doing something bizarre or out of character, we often wonder, “What on earth possessed him to do that?” And, if we know the person, we might even think “That’s not like him.” But, since we know that he did it, we have no choice but to shrug our shoulders, shake our heads, accept it…

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Added by Patricia Gligor on February 13, 2012 at 3:15pm — 2 Comments

Dark Deceit - Excerpt

To celebrate the release of my latest historical, Dark Deceit, I posted up a new excerpt on my blog. Have a peek! ;-)

Cathie Dunn Writes

See you there...


Cathie Dunn

Historical Fiction & Romantic Suspense…


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Added by Cathie Dunn on February 9, 2012 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Creating Characters

The process of creating a character is like conceiving, carrying and giving birth to a baby who will, no doubt, have Mom’s nose or Grandpa’s ears. While I didn’t consciously model the characters in Mixed Messages or the subsequent novels in my Malone mystery series after myself or anyone else, there are bits and pieces of me and people I know in each of them: a physical…

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Added by Patricia Gligor on February 4, 2012 at 4:42pm — No Comments


The Order of Chaos is now available! You can purchase a copy of The Order of Chaos at…


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Added by Rhonda L. Print on October 11, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

A Time Well Spent?

Have you ever looked carefully at the time you spend promoting your work? I'd always thought I had a good feel for this but recently I had a surprise.


On a one week break recently in a remote place (The English Lake District), I had to make some special arrangements to provide internet access so that I could continue promoting my thriller  'Take No More'. So, I bought and installed a 3G dongle, you know, one of those gizmos that slips into the USB slot on your laptop. It…


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Added by Seb Kirby on August 14, 2011 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Showcase #4

Recently, I was invited to join the group Writers of the South (USA). It is a small, but enthusiastic group of authors in every type of genre. The group is aimed at supporting and promoting authors in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and Tennessee.
As we grow, we plan to take several opportunities to showcase the varied and talented people in the group. We will hit it hard over the next couple of days, hopefully gaining some new exposure and introducing you to writings you…

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Added by Mark Miller on July 24, 2011 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Road Rage

Matt Billing’s hands gripped the steering wheel of his Taurus, as it made its way down the old route 66. He had taken a month off for vacation from his job at the advertising firm. Which of course they were more than willing to give him. Especially after fifteen years of constant loyal service. But he had mainly done it so that he and his wife Shelly could have some time alone. The idea of them getting away from Chicago seemed like nothing more than a dream, but here they were traveling down… Continue

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Added by MIchael Czech on July 21, 2011 at 7:26am — 2 Comments

And the Beat Goes On in Crossed Wires

Here's some more, folks. Enjoy.

My Best,


Joe Decides to Go Pro, Just before Calling Carl and Sandy

When Dave left Joe at the Motel Six in Strasburg, Joe started feeling sad. He had all of his gear, most of his money and his booze and wasn’t feeling all that tweaked. But with Dave driving off in his big space-ship rig, headed east to find Joe’s hurt brother, Joe found himself alone again. When he walked into the little, generic hotel room that…

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Added by Mark A. Santomieri on March 27, 2010 at 8:17pm — No Comments

You've Gotta Meet Bobby

Hey all. I know the first tease for Crossed Wires is there, but there's more that I can share, without giving the storyline away.

Meet Bobby

Once born as Robert Joseph Mitterando, the man now known as Bobby "Mitts" Mitterando was extraordinarily unhappy with his fifty six years on planet Earth and everything else that had to do with it. In a word, Bobby felt f*****. He felt so f*****, in fact, that he told his company's boss to stick it up his wazoo and that… Continue

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Added by Mark A. Santomieri on February 1, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

My fidget manuscript

This is the book I have been writing forever. It's where I go when I need to take time away from the manuscript that I am currently in polishing mode on. This is just the first two characters, but pivotal. There are three other pivotal characters. This is an experiment in head hopping times ten.

"Feeback good," grunts Marco. "Pardon format, ooo, ooo."

I've got another 30,000 words on it, and I will present more if you are at all interested.

My… Continue

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Added by Mark A. Santomieri on January 31, 2010 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Authors at Large

Anyone who writes will most likely tell you taking on the challenge of writing a novel can be more frustrating than you might think at first. In fact, you might be able to get through 1-1/2, maybe 2 chapters before you realize the extent of research, editing, more research, more editing you have to do before your 1st manuscript is completed. That's where the fun really begins because after you read your first copy in manuscript form you realize you have even more changes required before you get… Continue

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Added by David Lucero on December 21, 2009 at 12:27am — 7 Comments

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