Getting to know me: Francesca’s Mindstream 2014

I’ve done a lot of blog interviews over the years, each time offering a little view into my writing process or my personal history. I just assumed the interviews would be up forever, because the internet is forever, right? Well, sort of. Blogs go cold or end entirely, which means one wouldn’t get a chance to read the interview ever again!

This post is the first of a series where I re-post my old interviews from other people’s blogs. I thought it might be fun for my readers to get to know more about me, and for me to see how far I’ve grown and changed as a writer. Most interviews are done as part of book promotion, so I’ll note which book I was promoting at the time. Continue reading

Winter Release: Two stories together at last

My American Revolution male-male stories are together at last in one ebook!

Winter Interlude: An American Revolutionary Novelette (American Revolutionary Tales Book 2) and a bonus story “On the Eighteenth of January, ’78; or, A Night at Valley Forge” are now available for pre-order for only 99¢!
Winter Interlude cover

Amazon USA * Amazon UK * Amazon Canada * Amazon Australia
Barnes & Noble/Nook Press * Google Play * iBooks/iTunes
Kobo USA * Kobo Canada * Kobo Australia * Kobo New Zealand * Kobo UK * Kobo Ireland * Kobo South Africa

Pre-order now! Price goes up on release day, October 2, 2018!!

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Summer Romance Bingo cheat sheet!

Have you heard? The Ripped Bodice, a bookstore in Culver City, California, devoted entirely to romance is having their second annual Summer Romance BINGO! Below is a cheat sheet to how my books can fill in your BINGO card!
Ripped Bodice BINGO card
Read a book with the trope, fill out a square on the BINGO card. After you’ve completed a row on your bingo card you can enter to win prizes!

Here is my books cheat sheet to fill in those squares:
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Reverse Harem? Well, only sort of…

Reverse Harem is the new hot trend in romance. Stories feature one woman and at least three men, each of whom is in love with her. The heroine can’t decide which man she wants to be with so her happily-ever-after is with all of the men.

Sounds like something I probably write, right? But I don’t. However, my stories do involve themes that are very, very close to reverse harem. I let my female characters have a lot of fun with the men in their lives, even if they only end up with one (or two) of them.

Below is a guide to some of the Reverse Harem-type themes in my stories. Continue reading

Join me at Passport to Romance!

Want to meet me in person?

Of course you do!

I will be a featured author at the Passport to Romance Reader Appreciation Event sponsored by the Emerald City Writers’ Conference!

This evening cocktail — or “booktail” — party is free to all and will be held Saturday, October 14th, 6pm-8pm, at the Bellevue Westin Hotel, Bellevue (near Seattle), Washington.

The first 100 readers to arrive will receive a goody bag with lots of author swag, including a download card for a copy of my historical erotic romance The Pleasure Device (Harwell Heirs Book 1)! Continue reading

Naughty Chances: Last Chance to Grab this #Romance!

The Naughty Literati’s packager is closing down, which means we have to find some other way to bring our steamy stories to readers! This affects eight of our collections.
After September 30, 2017, the following collections will no longer be available:
Naughty Hearts, Naughty Escapes, Naughty Reunions, Naughty Lovers, Naughty Heatwave, Naughty Haunts, Naughty Flames. Naughty Chances will be taken down October 30, 2017.
Each one of these collections will be highlighted in a series of blog posts.

Naughty Chances: Take A Chance on Romance

Naughty Chances coverSeven short stories and novelettes including Fantasy, Futuristic, Historical, Holiday, M/M, M/M/F, Military, Paranormal, and Shapeshifter romance from bestselling authors writing as The Naughty Literati!
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Yay! I’m Now Available On Google Play!

N.B. I will update this blog post as more of my stories go live on Google Play!
[UPDATE: All my books are now listed on Google Play!]

I have been waiting for an opportunity to sell my books on Google Play for a couple of years now, but Google Play is currently unavailable to “new publishers”. A few years back there was a scandal involving book pirates and app scammers plaguing the site, so Google felt the best method of dealing with this was to simply shut down access to all new publishers, including legitimate self-publishers like myself.

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I Met My Cover Model

In July, I went to San Diego for the annual conference of the Romance Writers of America. I attended sessions on the craft of writing, the business of promotion, and opportunities in publishing. I hung out with friends at the pool bar, watched a 19th-century fashion show, and attended the Hamilton sing-a-long.

I also watched a faux romance cover shoot. With the guy who’s been on three of my covers:

Imperial Warriors Cover ReginaKammer_TheGeneralsWife200 The Pleasure Device 2013 cover

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NaNoWriMo 2015: #NaNoPrep

2015 will be my 10th year doing NaNoWriMo and I’m revisiting some of my favorite characters I’ve created during the event, plus adding another hero and heroine into the mix. Back this year are Clara, Sam, Constance, and Pat from The General’s Wife: An American Revolutionary Tale. Joining them will be Clara’s brother – Oliver Hastings, the Viscount Thornton – and a family friend, Lady Eleanor Ormundsley. Continue reading