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Between the Lines: When research tries to eat you

Any author will tell you that writing a novel involves research. Then, if you aren’t quick on your feet, they’re liable to corner you and tell you all the marvelous things they learned that were peripheral to their novel and so never got into the book. Have you poured hours into research that led you farther and farther away from your story—and into fascinating places? Continue reading

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BVC Announces Walking on Sunshine by Jennifer Stevenson

Walking on Sunshine by Jennifer Stevenson

Walking On Sunshine Slacker Demons 4 by Jennifer Stevenson A rock starlet whose biological clock is ticking… An ancient sex demon under orders to make a goddess out of the starlet… A precocious Parisian teen with a bottomless bank account … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: From Dancing With Cupid by Jennifer Stevenson

Dancing With Cupid

Dancing With Cupid Slacker Demons Book Three by Jennifer Stevenson I called the Lair on my break. Baz answered, my only roommate who’s been a sex demon longer than me. I told him about the new partner. “Another feminist? Get … Continue reading

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Write Hacks 1.1

This character is resistant. She thinks she’s a person, not a minion out of my imagination. She refuses to come to life. Now what do I do? Do I put her off and come up with a new character? (Tried that in the last series. Didn’t work well.) Skip her? (Uh, she’s already written into the first three books, you can’t rewrite her out of the series now.) When the writing gets tough, the tough go shopping. Continue reading

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Beta Demons Do It Better: writing a sweet reunion romance in an urban paranormal universe

I really fell for Kamadeva as I was writing him. He may be a slacker, but he’s good-hearted and thoroughly kind, a lazy beta sweetheart who is permanently in love with a butt-kicking alpha virgin. He won’t get anywhere beating his chest. But he might make it work if he can get her to seduce herself. Continue reading

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When angels and demons fall together: writing It’s Raining Angels and Demons

What if, jobless and without even a pair of pants between them, they thankfully accept subcontract work…as sex demons? Continue reading

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Blog hopping: four questions for the writer, Jennifer Stevenson

Then I write 50 pages, discover that I’ve phoned in the heroine, swear a lot, rip her out, do a better job characterizing the heroine, rewrite the outline and restart the first fifty pages, and resume forward writing progress. Rinse. Repeat. Continue reading

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Author Interview: Jennifer Stevenson

Today is a holiday so we’re repeating an earlier interview, just in case you missed it. Jennifer Stevenson Interviewed by Katharine Eliska Kimbriel Rereleased at Book View Cafe this Spring are King of Hearts and Fools Paradise, by Jennifer Stevenson, … Continue reading

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Writing Sex: Kaleidoscope, or, How paranormal helps when you’re tired of tab A and slot B

When I write a sexy paranormal story, the speculative idea is like that little turn of the wrist that makes all the pieces in the kaleidoscope shift a fraction of an inch … and suddenly you see a whole new pattern. The junk inside the kaleidoscope is the same old junk. But because the light is shooting between all those mirrors, an ordinary little piece of life becomes fascinating.

Do this with sex and you’ll see what I mean about keeping it fresh. Continue reading

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