In The Mind of Beth Ciotta – 30 Years of Happily Ever Afters

New Jersey Romance Writers Blog

This week we’re jumping over the hump with our featured workshop presenter and best-selling author, Beth Ciotta!

Beth will be giving a workshop at our conference in October. Derring-Do: The Passionate Writer’s Guide to Success is just one of many fabulous workshops we have scheduled.

For more information on our conference, how to register, and other popular questions, please visit our website at http://www.njromancewriters.org.

Please welcome Beth!

How did you come up with the idea for HIS CLOCKWORK CANARY?

Although I’ve had a few other releases since HIS CLOCKWORK CANARY (2013), I’m highlighting this particular novel because it finaled in the paranormal category of this year’s RWA RITA contest—Such an honor! I’m still reeling!

HIS CLOCKWORK CANARY is the second book in the series: The Glorious Victorious Darcys. The concept was born of a love of fantastical treasure hunts and morphed into a steampunk adventure where two time periods meld—The Victorian Age meets…

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Published in: on June 4, 2014 at 5:44 pm  Leave a Comment  

Release Day – Timeless Escapes: A Collection of Summer Stories

The e-book version of Timeless Escapes is available at Amazon Barnes and Noble and Kobo for a new release price of .99 for a limited time.

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Lita Harris – Chasing Fireflies

Today I’m visiting Isabel Roman’s blog. Stop by to read my interview and place your entries for the giveaway, which include books from me, Ruth A. Casie, Emma Kaye, Nicole S. Patrick, and Julie Rowe.

Julie Rowe – A Pirate’s Vacation

Read an interview at with co-author, Julie Rowe at  Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews as we approach the release date of Timeless Escapes: A Collection of Summer Stories. 

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Emma Kaye – In Her Dreams

Timeless Escapes: A Collection of Summer Stories will be released May 29th. Emma Kaye is the first co-author to tell us a little bit about herself at Long an Short Reviews. Stop by and visit.

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Goodreads Giveaway

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 Goodreads Giveaway Now through May 28!

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Coming May 29, 2014

TIMELESS ESCAPES: A COLLECTION OF SUMMER STORIES

Escape to the Virgin Islands where the bonds of marriage are renewed, friends become lovers, and new love is given a chance to thrive.

Ruth A. Casie ~ Second Chance by the Sea

Married for ten years, a couple at odds find their marriage was never registered. Will an impending disaster be the final straw that breaks them up or will it rekindle their love and send them back to the altar for a second chance?

Lita Harris ~ Chasing Fireflies

Soured on love by a recent breakup, a travel agent with a fear of flying and open water takes a trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands. She meets a boat captain who challenges her fears. Will she survive her breakup and find happiness in the arms of another man?

Emma Kaye ~ In Her Dreams

When an author escapes to the Virgin Islands to work on her latest book, she’s swept back in time to Regency England and must decide whether the love she finds with an English lord is real or only in her dreams.

Nicole S. Patrick ~ Poseidon’s Strength

A beloved hero’s death leads his sister and his best friend, who have never seen eye-to-eye, to discover that helping family can be their happy medium, and possibly lead them to uncover a love that’s meant to be.

Julie Rowe ~ A Pirate’s Vacation

A doctor grieving the death of her husband, buys a B&B in the Virgin Islands in need of a lot of fixing. Her old flame arrives to help with repairs, but will she let him heal her shattered heart?

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A Moment to Sit

TimelessKeepsakesFinalCoverThis has been a busy week with the release of Timeless Keepsakes. I want to give a quick shout out to The Violet Femmes for their wonderful post. Thank you so much.

The Scribes are still on a blog tour and I’m appearing at  Pembroke Sinclair today.

Published in: on November 20, 2013 at 2:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

Release Week

The magic of Christmas is in the memories we hold dear and those precious treasures that remind us of the past. Join us as our Timeless Keepsakes take us on five remarkable journeys that heal old wounds, remind us of days gone by, play matchmaker, sweep us back in time and prove that love can conquer all. 

Mistletoe and Magick ~ RuTimelessKeepsakesFinalCoverth A. Casie She would give her last breath for him. He would give up everything to guard her well and love her more.

Christmas Spirits ~ Lita Harris  A widow’s everlasting love is renewed by the memories of the holiday season.

Granting Her Wish ~ Emma Kaye  She doesn’t belong in his time and he doesn’t belong back home. Could they belong to each other?

Letter From St. Nick ~ Nicole S. Patrick  She’s trying to save her home and he’s never had one until now. Can an unexpected gift lead their hearts to the same place?

Secret Santa ~ Julie Rowe  A nurse grieving the death of her twin brother receives an unusual gift at the staff Secret Santa party: the bullet that killed him along with a message of hope and love.

Available on Amazon and Nook

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Book Store

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven: (Or, How I Made Peace with the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process)A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven: by Corey Taylor

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I will say it, I love this book. I am not a Slipknot or Stone Sour fan because I never listened to their music to know if I would be. I discovered Corey Taylor (amazing vocals on Can to Can’t) through the Sound City project and as research does, I stumbled upon the fact that he is a writer. Anything about ghosts will catch my interest so I sought out the book and read it in one day. I haven’t done that since reading Mötley Crue’s bio.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven is not for the small of mind. Corey clearly states his beliefs in the paranormal supported by his personal experiences, some with witnesses. This is not a platform simply to prove he is right. The book, while entertaining the reader with his wit and fantastic stories, poses questions to make the reader think. Maybe I embraced the book because he brought out so many discussions that I have had myself and have come to the same conclusions.

If you have an open mind and make it through the book, you’ll have a whole lot of questions to ponder when you finish reading it. That’s a good thing. This books sets out to start a conversation and if it does, it has achieved it’s goal. You might also find out why your lights flicker.

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Published in: on July 17, 2013 at 1:50 am  Leave a Comment  
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A Silent Voice

It has been a year since Jani Lane has passed and not a day has gone by that I have not listened to one of his songs. Such a wonderful talent, lost too soon. This video sums it up.

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