Friday, 26 April 2013

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Thursday, 18 April 2013

Guest Blogger Katheen King Grieve!


Morning and thank you for inviting me to play here today!  There’s that old saying, “write what you know” have you heard it?  For me it was a way to combine my love of romance with the real life medical drama I get to play in every day. 

Love ER’s sexy Dr. Ross?  Gray’s Dr. McDreamy? Well…real life has a few of those type of docs hanging around, but mostly men like that are embellished upon—a lot! LOL  But that’s the best part of fiction, right?  To take the mundane and spin it into something special? 

No blood…no guts…no puke…no glory! That’s what the down in the trenches true to life nurse’s playground.  The more drama slung in the units whether it be gossip, a patient crashing, or the drunk schizophrenic trying to get a few licks in and ending up in four point leather restraints just adds to the daily routine.

That’s what I love about my job.  No two shifts are ever alike and something is always going on.  If I’m frustrated over a certain aspect of work, I can usually work it out with pen and paper. That is how my first novel, The Doctor’s Deception came into being.  Frustrated by a string of Cardiovascular surgeons I’d worked with over the years yelling, cursing, and yes—even throwing things when things didn’t go their ways, I thought of every mean and nasty surgeon I’d encountered in several states, wrapped them up in one hot, yummy package, and made him NICE by the end of the book. J

That’s why I write medical romances…I write what I know, the good, the bad, and sometimes the ugly make for a good book.  And who doesn’t love to curl up with a good book?


About Kathleen Grieve

Full time nurse, amateur cake baker, writer, and zombie obsessed, Kathleen draws a lot from the real-life medical drama she experiences as a RN for her novels. Writing romance is a creative outlet where she can effectively deal with the daily stress and sorrow, adding levity and humor to situations that provide a happily ever after when there isn't one.

Connect with Kathleen here:

Keeping A Pulse On Life & Romance Blog:


Twitter @KathleenGrieve

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Thursday, 11 April 2013

Guest Blogger-- Jessica E. Subject.

Please give a warm welcome for one of my favourite online friends, Jessica Subject. She is the author many, many brilliant sexy Science Fiction books!!

Why do I write in notebooks?
On maternity leave with my second child, I sat down to write a book for my daughter in kindergarten. She would get flustered when it came to reading and would burst out in tears if she didn’t know how to read the book just by looking at it. I thought if I could write a book about something that interested her, she might enjoy reading more. And that’s when I started writing with the hopes of publication.
While the story I wrote for my daughter is only for her, I continued to put pen to paper to create stories that I would enjoy reading. At this time, I didn’t have a laptop, and could only get on the computer when my son went down for his nap. So, I started writing in a notebook, transferring my stories over when I had the chance. When my husband bought me a laptop for Christmas, I still had to write in a notebook, as my son was young, and tried to grab the keys off of it.
Now, I still keep my notebook handy when writing. I can take it with me in the vehicle when my hubby is driving, when I’m waiting for the kids at school, at swimming lessons, dance lessons, and more. I’ve gotten so used to writing in my notebooks that I find the ideas don’t flow as well when I’m writing directly into the computer. Maybe someday…

Jessica Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotica. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous. 
When Jessica isn't reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.
Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and Toronto Romance Writers. And she loves to hear from her readers. 

You can find her at and on twitter @jsubject. She also blogs on Backward Momentum and Paranormal Romantics.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Guest post, Lacie Nation

This weeks guest blogger is Lacie Nation. Author of So Beautifully Broken, Courageous Dare and The Weeping Willow Tree.
Thanks for popping by Lacie x

For me writing started out being a way to vent and express my emotions. I’ve always been able to write what’s in my mind better than I can actually verbalize it. I’ve been through so much in my life that I don’t necessarily want to talk about it to anyone. Writing gets all that out of my head. When writing a novel, I can lose myself in the world I create. I can make characters that are deeply flawed, but so full of strength and love. While writing, I laugh with my characters, get mad at them, and cry with them. It sounds so strange to say those things, but it’s true. I suppose only an author understands what it’s like to build a fictional world. After I finish a novel, I find I miss the characters terribly.

I try to weave issues everyday people deal with into my stories. My hope is that I can make a difference in just one person’s life. While my books are romance novels, they still carry a strong message about strength, trust, and perseverance. The stories are fictional, but the issues are very real. When writing an emotional scene I hope the words make the reader hurt to read. If that happens then I’ve done my job as a writer. I find that when I’m dealing with something personal that’s weighing on me; I can lose myself in a well written story. I’m hoping that my books can do the same for someone else.

Author Bio:

Lacie lives in Columbus, Ga with her boyfriend of four years and their dog, Libby. She spends most of her time reading and writing. She writes from a very personal place and finds that creating a story based off of things she has been through is very cleansing. She is extremely close to my family so she tends to use little quirks that she loves from her family members to create characters that are realistic. 

Twitter: @lacie_nation