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Some gorgeous book covers

I love looking at book covers; it’s total eye candy for me. Here are some of my recent faves from Avon. Aren’t they gorgeous?!?

cover of RULES FOR A ROGUE by Christy Carlyle (Avon/HarperCollins)

cover of LADY BE BAD by Megan Frampton (Avon/HarperCollins)

cover of WHILE THE DUKE WAS SLEEPING by Sophie Jordan (Avon/HarperCollins)cover of BLAME IT ON THE DUKE by Lenora Bell (Avon/HarperCollins)

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People who use bookmarks . . . and monsters

I have to admit two things. One: I’m a total bookmark person. (Almost anything will work in a pinch: envelopes, receipts, a movie ticket, Post-it notes, a piece of string . . .) Two: I have gotten huffy when people have dog-eared books I’m fond of.

A cartoon: There are two types of people. People who use bookmarks . . . and monsters.

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Happy New Year!

Wishing you a year filled with love, and light, and all good things.Graphic: HAPPY NEW YEAR

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Whale swimming beneath the moon

Having recently gone whale-watching, and having the incredible good luck to actually see some whales — magnificent! — I loved coming across this beautiful image. It’s kind of like a memento.

Illustration: WHALE SWIMMING BENEATH THE MOON by Richard Cartwright, via Helen Warlow on Twitter

“Whale Swimming Beneath the Moon” by Richard Cartwright. Via Helen Warlow on Twitter.

More about the artist Richard Cartwright here.

 

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Mary/Eloisa on writing romance

I always love to hear what Eloisa James has to say about her books, writing, and creative process. Julie Tetel Andresen recently interviewed Eloisa — or, really, Professor Mary Bly — and I especially enjoyed this pearl from Mary/Eloisa:

“. . . romance has a rhythm and a promise to it that appeals to me. Romance reminds me that if there’s a pattern to the universe, it’s shaped around and by love. We can all use that reminder now and again.”

An image of Eloisa James/Professor Mary Bly, famous author of historical romance

Read the full interview here.

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“Get off the computer now and again”

“Get off the computer now and again.” It’s not always so easy for writers to do, especially for those who — like me — try to write every day. But tomorrow I’m off for a nice long holiday visit with family, and I’ve vowed to be offline the whole time.

"Get off the computer now and again": an illustration by Lizzy Stewart.

illustration by Lizzy Stewart

More from me again a bit further down the road. In the meantime, here’s a link to the site of the wonderfully talented Lizzy Stewart.

 

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You’re gonna be just fine

It’s good to have a doctor you trust.

Photo of a little girl using a stethoscope to 'listen' to the heart of an enormous dog patiently sitting next to her.

via the Cult Cat on Twitter

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My entire childhood

I’m so wowed by this. It feels like my entire childhood, coalesced into a single image.

Illustration showing the imaginative power of books and reading.

via Helen Warlow on Twitter

 

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Word of the day: Impetuous

Here’s another excellent word for a romance writer. For example, in You May Kiss the Bride, impetuous behavior on the part of both Gabriel and Livia catapults them into an unexpected betrothal — much to their mutual dismay.A Merriam-Webster infographic for the word "impetuous."

 

Curious to meet them? You can read Chapter 1 here.

 

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A bookish holiday wreath!

Further holiday merriment: a bookish wreath! I wonder what book this clever crafter utilized . . . ?

Photo of a holiday wreath made from book pages. Posted by Sarah's Book Reviews on Twitter.

via Sarah’s Book Reviews on Twitter

More crafty holiday DIY inspiration here at Modern Mrs. Darcy.

 

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