Sunday, May 6, 2012

Monday Morning Post: Romance Mash-up

Last August I saw a call for submissions for a Christmas themed anthology that was being put together by Still Moments Publishing. At the time I was in the process of editing A Vampire's Deadly Delight and wanted to work on something completely different. I remember sitting on the deck of a swimming pool at my son's swim practice, texting my sister and brainstorming short story ideas. One thing led to another, and, to make a long story short, I found a whole bunch of new friends. Getting my story published was almost beside the point.

This month, Still Moments is celebrating their first anniversary. They're running a blog hop - of which this post is a part - as well as a scavenger hunt and  a series of fun interviews at The Author's Den. A full list of anniversary celebration activities, including the Pitch the Publisher and Ask the Editor Contests, can be found here.

And HERE, on this blog, is a mash-up of blogs from some of the fabulous authors that are with Still Moments Publishing. This isn't an exhaustive list, by any means, and it's not in any particular order. You'll notice some of the names appear as guests on one blog and hostesses on another, and many of them have appeared here before, so it might feel a little in-bred. Oh well. What can I say? We all like each other!

To start us off, Denise Moncrief' has a lovely interview with Darlene Henderson. These two both have short stories appearing the in recently released Unleashed Hearts anthology from SMP.

And to spread the love a little further, Krista Ames posted a charming interview with Denise Moncrief on her blog A Passion For Romance.

You can catch a taste of Ceri Herbert's fabulous work with this Six Second Sunday post.

Jennifer Daiker blogs at JenUnedited, and her  Wednesday Wordies feature games and giveaways using the first lines in YA & romance novels. She's a very clever girl, and these are fun posts.

Check out Shannon O'Brien's post, Yeah, I'm That Kind Of Irish Girl ...because there always has to be a kick-ass party chick in the crowd.

Now you know Jillian Chantal is always up for a challenge, and her page is called Romantic Adventure With International Flare. You'll want to see what I made her do...

On the blog Decadent Decisions, W. Lynn Chantal has lots of interesting guests. Look for this post, Word Junkie Anonymous. It's an interview with SMP editor AJ Neust (and while you're there, keep your eyes peeled for Tyrell sightings).

New SMP author Tudor Robins captures the heart of the SMP experience in this post, Finding Community.

And one of the first SMP authors, Liberty Blake, blogs at Liberty's Spells. Here she's got an interview with Mackenzie Crowne.

Mac gets two hits, because this post on blog Mac's Mad Mania just plain cracked me up. You Might Be A Romance Author If...
Leave a comment if you pass the test...or even if you don't. One lucky commenter will win a copy of Spellbound Hearts, or their choice of any of the other Still Moments releases. Thank you Darlene, AJ, Annie & the rest of the SMP team. Working with you guys is an awesome experience.

(And if I forgot anyone, I sincerely apologize. Ping me and I'll be happy to add you to the list.)


  1. What a great round up!! We are an inbred, loving bunch, aren't we?

  2. Yep! And you know, Jillian, I think my first-ever guest blog post was on your site, talking about The Santa Drag. Look what you started!

  3. Looks like a great bunch of blogs to go check out. Will be doing that throughout the day. :) Thanks for sharing them!

  4. Wow! You are one busy bee. I'll check out the blogs mentioned. Sounds fun.

  5. We're a busy, inbred, loving group! Wow Liv, I'm seeing you everywhere. Way to go, girlfriend. Oh, and woo hoo on my two hits. Thank you, thank you. It's like winning a prize! ;-)

  6. Tami, there are a great bunch of women behind those blogs. I hope you like them. Thanks!

  7. Zrinka - I either have lots of energy or a short attention span. ;)
    Hope you like the links!

  8. Seeing me everywhere Mac? Did they tell you I'm moving in next door?
    I wish!
    Thanks for checking in...

  9. Wow! This is the first time I've slowed down all day. What a nice surprise when I took a breather and clicked on the link to your post. This is a wonderful, happily inbred group and I am proud to be a part of it.

  10. Wow! This is the first time I've slowed down all day. What a nice surprise when I took a breather and clicked on the link to your post. This is a wonderful, happily inbred group and I am proud to be a part of it.

  11. Thanks Denise! I'm glad you liked the post.

  12. I apparently liked it double because my comment posted twice!