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Have you finished with your manuscript and need to do a thorough self-edit before sending it to editors and beta readers? Check out my course that runs from March 14- March 20 at Savvy Authors:

Polishing your Romance Story

Get your romance story ready for submission in ONE WEEK!

This workshop will provide techniques and tools that will make your story flow, your characters believable and leave your readers wanting more!
Voice and Style: Do your characters have their own unique style? Is your (author) style genuine? If not this section will give you information and techniques to make that happen. This section will also include when to show and when to tell.

Characterization: Are your characters believable? Will readers connect with your hero and heroine? In this section the presenter will be discussed that will make your characters detailed and genuine It will also explore the motivations that drive your characters.

Dialogue and Setting: Do your characters interact with their setting? In this section the presenter will discuss how dialogue can be used to add depth to your book and enhance world building.

Chapter Hooks & Writing Practices: Are bad writing habits hurting your story’s flow? Learn how to hook readers chapter after chapter so they FINISH your book! Tips and techniques for cleaning up your writing and hooking readers will be discussed in this section.

Bonus Writing Trends!

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The Power of Love- Yolanda Ashton

Kim Hotzon

Welcome author Yolanda Ashton to The Power of Love blog series! Yolanda is sharing her 10 favorite romantic movies.

February is one of my favorite months. Love is in the air and it’s a perfect time to watch chick flicks and romantic movies. I’m a romantic at heart (what romance author isn’t….lol) and in celebration of the Month of Love I’m sharing my Top Ten Romantic Movies.

  1. Love and Basketball
  2. She’s All That
  3. Maid in Manhattan
  4. Fools Rush In
  5. Clueless
  6. Twilight
  7. Hitch
  8. High School Musical
  9. Sex and the City
  10.  A Walk to Remember

So throughout the month of February watch one, two or all of these love conquers all movies. Leave a comment below and let me know what’s your favorite romantic movie or movies? I’m always looking to add to my collection.

a will for love

Lanya gave her love and trust to a man, only to find out their relationship was a…

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Magnificent Man Candy Monday

After binge watching The Vampire Diaries this past weekend and falling in love all over again with the show (and sexy vamps)- I found this week’s Magnificent Man Candy. He’s been featured before but he’s soo nice I had to make him Magnificent Man Candy twice. It’s none other than the dashing Ian Somerhalder  who plays Damon Salvatore.

Monday Motivation ladies!!!!


Ian somerhalder. What people don't know is that he's an amazing man. He's down to earth and has a passionate heart for charity. He cares about animals and people and humanity. He's not just a pretty face, he's an earthly angel helping those in need. So please, don't repin cause he's beautiful, repin cause of what he stands for and to get the word out about his organization.............isfoundation.com Thanks, ~~~amber:


Damon Salvatore [Ian Somerhalder] #tvd:

SUMMER CRUSH! Gorgeous Ian Somerhalder is our latest crush. Who do you think should be our next and final summer crush?:

ian somerhalder:

Until next time 🙂

Yolanda A.







Hello My Name is …..Winner

A BIG “Thank you” to all of the wonderful visitors that stopped by my blog. I enjoyed reading and replying to your comments. I’ve randomly selected a winner and that lucky reader is ………… (drum roll please)



I will be emaling Kanoko with more info about her prize.


Thanks again

Yolanda A.

Hello My Name Is.. Giveaway Hop


5 Quirky/Interesting Things about Me:

  1. I HATE spiders.
  2.  I love listening to NPR ( to the peril of anyone riding in the car with me).
  3. My favorite book series of all time is Harry Potter (Yes I’m a Potter Head..lol)
  4. I don’t like watermelon. The texture is not appealing.
  5. One of the first romance authors I read as a teenager was Penny Jordan. I still love reading her books.

To enter my giveaway for an e-copy of His Source (which will soon be revamped..so this is a last chance to get it) share a quirky fact about yourself or comment on one of my quirky facts. Winner will be chosen on January 15th.  


His Source

Love is the best revenge…

Devastated after an emotional break-up, Alexis decides to finish her fall semester and leave East Brook College and the town of East Brook forever, certain starting over in a new place will soothe her wounded heart.  Her plans are derailed when her ex-lover returns wanting another chance.  Despite the chemistry between them and their sensual history, should she risk her heart again for a man who told her she wasn’t good enough for him or his tribe?

Hop Blurb

We’re ringing in the New Year with lots of giveaways! And by sharing some fun and wacky facts about ourselves. There’s a new giveaway at each stop so be sure to visit them all!


Click on the image to check out other great blogs and enter to win MORE PRIZES!


Magnificent Man Candy Monday

It’s the first Magnificent Man Candy Monday of 2016. My first Man Candy of the year is none other than the guy who wowed us in Adele’s “Hello” video….Tristan Mack Wilds. He also did a great job in VH1’s The Breaks. If you’re like me you can’t wait to see more of his talents in 2016.





Until the next time 🙂

Yolanda A.