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Joyfully Jay review of NO ANGEL

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Joyfully Jay has given NO ANGEL a lovely review!

Kris says ...
..."I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to get when I opened this book, but it was so much more than I ever expected. The ghostly presence of Bryn intrigued me right from the start and I was very curious as to where London was going to take this story. I really liked the idea of a ghostly guide, and I thought this was a fantastic little story."...

And finishes with ....
... "Though Felix’s relationship with Mickey is an important part of the story, and his acceptance of Mickey’s affections really makes him blossom, it’s Bryn that’s really the other major character in this book. A ghost, for lack of a better term, with a sad story all his own, Bryn is about as opposite from Felix as one can get. He’s bold, brash, and doesn’t hesitate to say exactly what he thinks. And Felix really needed someone like that in his life. It’s Bryn’s attitude and needling that get Felix out of his shell. Bryn made me laugh, and tugged at my heartstrings. I pretty much adored him from the beginning, and I loved watching him help and guide Felix. Both Felix and Bryn benefit from their growing friendship. Bryn is one of the best non-corporeal characters I’ve ever read. His presence was large enough that he didn’t need a body.

Guys, this was just a really great story with an interesting premise that kept me entertained the whole way through. A light and easy read, with just a bit of angst an emotion to give it a real feel, I really enjoyed No Angel."

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I'm thrilled she connected with it so well. That's exactly what I hoped for from readers :)

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Porgy and Bess at Regents Park

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FABULOUS evening yesterday at Regents Park Open Air Theatre. Went with Son#1 to see Porgy and Bess. It's a beautiful setting but I haven't been since I was a schoolgirl. Cold as the evening wore on, sure, but we luckily only had one light shower, and good journeys through London there and back. Gershwin's music is high among my favourites - marvellous to sing, though my voice can only manage some of them *lol* - and Son#1 is interested in it too.

Many of the voices were truly goosebump-raisingly tremedous, the choreography was great, and every character lived their role. I never lost concentration once, and Son#1 had to nudge me quiet every time I gasped or bit my knuckle at the twists and turns LOL. *sigh*. It was magic :)

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UK Meet Panels - have your say

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NEWS FROM THE UK MEET ORGANISING TEAM!

The programme for UK Meet will be slightly different in 2015, and one of those differences will be longer, and consequently fewer, front led panels. We'll be starting with 'novel' Novel Openings (readers choosing and reading a selection from their favourite book - more about that anon) and there'll be another six panels. Trouble is we have eleven potential topics! So, we'd like you to help us finalise the top six (others will probably appear as discussion tables at the revamped Buffets of banter.)

Please would you
a) let us know your top six from the list below
b) tell us if you'd like to be involved in leading any of these sessions



1 Reader focus group - to enable readers to feedback to publishers what they'd like. R
2 BDSM workshop R/A
3 Cover art - stages of development, etc R/A
4 Value of reviews - to readers, authors, etc Using sites such as Goodreads. R
5 Tropes - avoiding or using creatively R/A
6 Sex scenes - read them, write them, love them or hate them? R/A
7 Unlocking your dark side - convincing killers, gripping plots and the like R/A
8 Mystery, myth and magic - legends and the like as an inspiration A
9 Character building workshop A
10 Humour in fiction - R/A
11 Moving from fanfic to original fiction A

R indicates mainly aimed at readers, A indicates mainly aimed at authors/industry professionals, R/A means of potential interest to both.

Speak now or forever hold your (mushy) peas!


Reply to this blog post, or email us at the website or contact Charlie.

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WATCH FOR ALL THE NEWS at our NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP , GOODREADS GROUP AND FACEBOOK PAGE.


From the UK Meet team -

Charlie, Clare, Jamie, Elin, Liam and Cathy

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RRW Membership - Important message

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RE-POSTING a message from the Secretary of the Rainbow Romance Writers Chapter of RWA. Are you a member? Would you like to be a member? Contact any of the Board (including me as Treasurer) if you have any queries.

But in the meantime, this is IMPORTANT :
 

Tick, tock... tick, tock...

At the end of August, midnight August 31 to be exact, all members who have not renewed their membership for the current year (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015) will be... de-activated. Please don't let this be you!

Make sure your RWA membership is up to date, and then pay your dues of $25 US on our website. That's all it takes, and you'll be good to go for another 10 fabulous months of gaiety, wisdom, drama and community.

So please -- re-up! Let's stay together.

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ABOUT:


Writers and readers of LGBT romance come from all walks of life, with a shared certainty: Love knows no boundaries. Our members are career-focused individuals creating, publishing, and promoting LGBT romance.

Rainbow Romance Writers develops and promotes excellence in LGBT romance fiction, offering a virtual home to professional authors of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender love stories. Our members come from all walks of life but a love of literature is a common bond that connects us. As an active chapter of the Romance Writers of America, our chapter:

  • Fosters artistic and professional success
  • Helps members succeed as artists and professionals
  • Advocates passionately for our rapidly expanding market online and at events both LGBT and romance-related
  • Provides a dynamic resource for our members, the media, and the publishing industry
  • Challenges assumptions, boosts visibility, and celebrates the scope of LGBT romance

Rainbow Romance Writers opens doors.  We continue to push for research, awareness, and education in unexpected communities. With every story, our members build bridges with unexpected allies: romance readers expanding their horizons and LGBT readers discovering romance fiction for the first time.

We are changing minds, one heart at a time.



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Guest Post and Giveaway

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I'm over at Joyfully Jay's today, chatting about the use of Double Negative, and my new release NO ANGEL. Please feel free to come over and say HI.

There are FREE DOWNLOADS to be had as well!





Interview with Ethan Day and Geoff Knight

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Fascinating interview with Ethan Day and Geoff Knight over at Out In Print: Queer Reviews.
All their projects make MY life seem positively sedentary! :)

Wilde City Press
- home of my noir novel FREEMAN ^_~.



**UK MEET 2015 NEWS **

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NEWS FROM THE UK MEET ORGANISING TEAM!

We had a successful planning meeting last Sunday (and not just because of Mr London's excellent BBQ). There will be a lot of information coming out over the next few weeks and months, once we've crossed some eyes and dotted some tees. In the short term, watch this space for an e-mail asking you to help us finalise the list of panels.

But first up, we'd like to introduce the revamped team and their roles. This should help you to know who to ask about what in the year ahead.


Elin Gregory
- Readers' Champion. Elin will be, among other things, getting your help to organise the readers' part of the revised Buffet of Banter.

Jamie Merrow - Sponsor Services. First port of call for all sponsors and publishers.

Liam Livings - Social Media and Entertainment Guru. The man with his finger on the pulse of the blog/publicity/those butlers!

Clare London - Money Tsar. If it has a £ sign on it, Clare's your girl. She'll also handle venue liaison.

Cathy Laird - Panel Beater. She'll be organising who does what and when and how and will co-ordinate the authors' part of the revised Buffet of Banter.

Charlie Cochrane - Delegate Minder. The person to answer your questions (sensible or daft) about event attendance in general and to keep you in touch. The person who'll cry when you don't read the e-mails she sends you.


WATCH FOR ALL THE NEWS at our
NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP , GOODREADS GROUP AND FACEBOOK PAGE.


From the UK Meet team -

Charlie, Clare, Jamie, Elin, Liam and Cathy

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The shark publishers - a cautionary tale!

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Over at CLASSIC AND COZY, Janis Susan May talks about the perils of sharks - unprincipled publishers, that is!



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