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Audiobooks: They Have the Advantage!

Audiobooks are the latest reading craze. I can understand why. When I was a young girl, radio was big. There was always a radio on in my house. My mother was a big music fan, but she was also a big fan of the "novelas." 

"Novela" is the Spanish word for novel. Here, when you say the word "novel," it is understood that you are talking about a book. In the Latin countries, the meaning is usually taken to be a soap opera.

Soap operas were the most popular daily entertainment when I was growing up. By the time I was ten years old, mom watched her favorite ones on TV. Before that, the Spanish soaps played on the radio! In fact, they played on the radio for decades. My mother swore that they were far more exciting on the radio.

I remember that she listened as she worked at her chores. The soaps would start in the morning and play until noon. The stories usually played daily for about six months, sometimes longer, but they always had an end. As soon as one ended, t…

A New Kind of Vamp!

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My latest manuscript is done and ready to go. It has been a while since my last novel was published, over a year now. At a time when self-published authors are releasing a book every two or three months, it may seem that my output is lacking.

In my defense, I must say that I am one of those authors who rewrites to an extreme. I let the manuscript sit for a few weeks before picking it up again. Invariably, I find that words and structure I thought fine before, now need changing. Add to that the fact that I work on different books and short stories at the same time.

My latest endeavor is not part of the Daniel's Fork series. It is my first foray into the paranormal romance genre. I have long been a fervent fan of the Dark Carpathians series by Christine Feehan. I have read every one of J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood (several times) as well as Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed series. I've also loved Barb Hendee's Noble Dead series, more horrific and less romantic but …