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The Romantic Hero—Sweet Romance Style

Sweet Romances include all romance that exclude titillating descriptions and sexual content. Inspirational or Christian romance falls into that category so these tips work for both secular and faith-based sweet romances. Many novelists begin the plot with the focus on the heroine, but occasionally the hero gets that opportunity. No matter, the heroine and hero […]

Two Sweet Romances Live Again – Gail Gaymer Martin

Years ago when I first started writing, my excitement was bigger than my senses. The Love Inspired line (with three books a month) couldn’t keep me busy, and so I asked for ideas on what other lines I might write. At that time, Silhouette Romance was a popular line, sweet but without faith content. Excited about […]

Let’s Talk About Book Signings

I gave up booksigning a few years ago when I realized that even though I sold books, the time it took to prepare for the signing and the time spent watching readers dodge my booksigning table was hardly worth the hours away from writing. I enjoyed meeting readers, and I had followers who showed up […]

Do You Research Your Setting?

I have learned over time if I want to write real I need to visit the location of my novels if I’m using a real location. Creating a fictitious location is easier, but you’ll find bonuses in writing about real places. The first bonus is visiting a town that you have never been to or […]

Treasures of Her Heart by Gail Gaymer Martin

This book has been a long time coming.  I wrote the book years ago, but writing for two  category romance line Love Inspired and Barbour’s Heartsong Presents, the book did not fit the typical formula for that genre. First it was too long. The book presently it about 86,000.  Next the hero and heroine didn’t […]

Strengthen a Character with a Wound – Guest Post from Beth Vogt

Today the post on Strenthening a Character with a Wound is from author Beth K. Vogt believes God’s best often waits behind the doors marked “Never.” A nonfiction writer and editor who said she’d never write fiction, Beth is now a novelist with Howard Books. She enjoys writing inspirational contemporary romance because she believes there’s more to happily-ever-after […]

Confession of a Once Anti-Independent Publishing Novelist

I was once anti-indendent publishing but not anymore. A few years ago, I swore I would never self-pubish a novel. I had been blessed with a traditional contract within a year of submitting, and I had what I will call an “attitude.”  To me self-published novels were inferior, written by people who were so desperate […]

March 1 release – The British Brides Collection with Gail Gaymer Martin

The British Brides Collection, including my novella Apple of HIs Eyes, set in Victorian England will be in stores where books are sold and online bookstores in March. I’m particularly excited about having this novella come to life again, because it was based and inspirted by a true story in my family  history. In real life, […]

The Firefighter’s New Family – by Gail Gaymer Martin

  The Firefighter’s New Family is available in stores at the end of December but it can be preordered now through most online book stores. This is Book #2 in the Sisters Series (Book #1 Her Valentine Hero) A tornado may have left Ashley Kern injured beneath a fallen tree, but it’s her rescuer who […]

New Release: Beloved by Robin Lee Hatcher

  One of my favorite posts is when I can share a new release authored by one of my friends. But this isn’t just any friend. Robin Lee Hatcher has been a best seller for years in both ABA and CBA.  She is not only an author but one who has mentored other writers to be […]