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The Giant’s House, Akaroa, New Zealand #travel

Some more photos from the Giant’s house, a photographers’ dream. Hubby playing the piano out in the garden. It was French cafe music! Vegetables and flowers combine with sculpture to create a fun vista. If you’re ever in this part of the world, I highly recommend a visit to the Giant’s House.

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Classic Romance Plots

Thirteen Plus Classic Romance Plots The secret of writing a great romance is to take a classic plot and twist it to make the story unique. Here is a list of the classic plot tropes used in romances: 1. Secret Baby - a pregnancy results from a romance and the father...

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Quips with Mae West

Thirteen Quotes from MAE WEST During the last couple of weeks I've tripped across lots of quotes by Mae West. Wow! She was a fascinating lady, and one who has left a legacy of some great quotes that cut straight to the heart of the subject, whatever that may be. 1....

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Loving the Love Scene

My special guest today is Ashlyn Chase. She writes sparkling comedies and has had an unusual upbringing...she was kidnapped by gypsies as an infant and left on the doorstep of the Massachusetts home in which she grew up. Oh, wait! That's what her older siblings told...

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I Put My Blue Jeans On….

Most people own a pair of jeans. Finding the right fit can be an exercise in frustration and after many years of trying on jeans, can I say dark rinse, mid-rise, boot-cut. That's me, baby. I'll admit that having found my style I'm now feeling suitably smug. I did,...

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You Had Me At Halo…

My guest today is Amanda Ashby. Amanda lives in New Zealand, or rather she's just returned to New Zealand from the UK, and we're happy to claim her back. You Had Me At Halo is Amanda's first book. It's a funny paranormal with a unique slant and has garnered great...

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The First Date

Writing a book is like dating. There’s the first excitement of the new idea where you wonder what to wear, how to approach the shiny new relationship. It goes well and there’s a second date. The liaison seems full of promise but suddenly the guy doesn’t ring… What on...

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