Goal of the Day

Posted in Romance on February 25th, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

Okay…I’ve really got to get my butt in gear. My baby’s two months now. He’s developed a semi-routine. It’s time for me to do the same.

So, I’m going back to daily writing goals. Today’s goal: 15 pages. I don’t get to sleep tonight unless I’ve written my 15. I might have to pull another late night like I did last weekend (ooooh…that sucked) but I’ll meet my goal. (Um, I hope.) Heck, maybe I’ll get crazy and do more than 15. Let’s just see what happens…

Update: The fifteen pages are done! Looks like I’ll get to sleep tonight after all…Now, if I can just keep up my fifteen pages a day pace until I finish this WIP…

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Vamps in Time

Posted in Romance on February 24th, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

The recent edition of Time magazine has an article delving into the increasing vampire romance trend.

The article is pretty good–Christine Feehan and Laurell K. Hamilton both give a few interesting quotes.

I don’t think there’s any question that vamp novels are popular, and it’s nice to see a magazine as serious as Time recognizing the importance of the genre.

But I do have one question…in the article, it says that Feehan has written over 30 Carpathian novels. I only count 15. I think the article writer meant to say that Christine had written over 30 books in all (not just vamps). So, for you Feehan fans out there (like me), don’t freak. You haven’t missed any Carpathian tales.

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Romance Report

Posted in Romance on February 24th, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

This is a really interesting report about the growing erotica market:


All the major publishers seem to be starting their own erotica lines, following the success of Secrets and Ellora’s Cave.

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Movie Deal for Nora

Posted in Romance on February 23rd, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

Nora Roberts is, without a doubt, one of the best romance writers in the industry. And now, she’s just signed a deal to turn four of her books into movies. Wow.

Sometimes I worry when I hear that romance books are going to be adapted for the screen. A few years ago, Julie Garwood’s For the Roses aired on CBS–and the story was very, very different on TV. That’s what I don’t like–the changes. And in Garwood’s case, I really thought the changes weakened the story. It was a real shame–For the Roses is a great book, but whoever wrote the script for the TV movie just screwed up royally.

But back to Nora. Brazen Virtue is one of the books slated for moviedom. Hopefully, the plot will stay the same. Hopefully. But even if it changes, even if the characters are unrecognizable, it’s still awesome that she’s got this deal. Nora, you are my hero.

Now when will her witch trilogy be on the screen, hmmm?

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Jello and Hard Lemonade

Posted in Romance on February 22nd, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

Okay…I was making dinner tonight…slaving away over my semi-hot stove, and I realized I needed a treat. Of course, a quick raid of my pantry showed no chocolate, no cake. A glance in my freezer revealed no ice cream, not even any yogurt.

Dang. I’d forgotten that I hadn’t bought any good food in two months–since I’d been on my post-pregnancy diet.

But, tonight, well, tonight I thought screw the diet.

And I got creative. I found a box of Jello, and I discovered that my hubby had stocked the fridge with Mike’s Hard Lemonade. A quick mix and viola–I had a treat. Or, rather I’ll have one in four hours when my brew hardens.

Come on time, pass…pass…

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