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The Red Palace – A Short Story

December 1, 2017 5:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Below is a link to The Red Palace. It takes place during 1857 and involves events surround the Sepoy Rebellion against the British East Indian Company.   Prince Badar Ali encounters Elizabeth Wilkins under unusual circumstances and sets in motion a sensual game. To his surprise Elizabeth learns to play it... read more

Sexual Misconduct: Tragedy and Comedy

November 27, 2017 9:07 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The topic of sexual misconduct continues to dominate the national dialogue. The pervasiveness of the phenomenon is nothing less than a tragedy. In my blog last week, Your Body, Your Writing, I wrote: “Romances are comedies, however serious in tone or however harrowing the events the characters undergo may be. They... read more

Five Questions with Selina McLemore

November 7, 2017 2:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Authors are usually featured in my Five Questions series, but authors who read this blog can benefit from hearing from talented editors. Selina McLemore is an excellent editor who specializes in romance. I have worked with her in the past couple of years. Her feedback has been invaluable. 1. Writers... read more

John Carter’s Conundrum – Chapter Four

October 31, 2017 1:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The title image is by William Hogarth, an 18th-century English painter and printmaker. Today’s blog as well as next Tuesday’s are the first two chapters of my new short story, John Carter’s Conundrum. For four more short stories available for free, go to: https://julietetelandresen.com/ Chapter Four The moment he left she... read more

John Carter’s Conundrum – Chapter Three

October 27, 2017 2:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The title image is by William Hogarth, an 18th-century English painter and printmaker. Today’s blog as well as next Tuesday’s are the first two chapters of my new short story, John Carter’s Conundrum. For four more short stories available for free, go to: https://julietetelandresen.com/ Chapter Three Serena had, finally, seen no... read more

John Carter’s Conundrum – Chapter Two

October 24, 2017 3:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The title image is by William Hogarth, an 18th-century English painter and printmaker. Today’s blog as well as next Tuesday’s are the first two chapters of my new short story, John Carter’s Conundrum. For four more short stories available for free, go to: https://julietetelandresen.com/ Chapter Two Upon leaving the cemetery of... read more

John Carter’s Conundrum – Chapter One

October 20, 2017 3:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The title image is by William Hogarth, an 18th-century English painter and printmaker. Today’s blog as well as next Tuesday’s are the first two chapters of my new short story, John Carter’s Conundrum. For four more short stories available for free, go to: https://julietetelandresen.com/ Chapter One London, 1785 When John Carter... read more

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Cover Reveal!

September 15, 2017 12:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This blog is the book cover reveal for one of my favorite new authors, Rose Vane. I’ve read two of her stories in manuscript form, but I haven’t yet read the one she recently sold to Carina Press, A Deep Dark Call. A gloomy manor in nineteenth-century Wallachia (the Romanian... read more

Bodice Ripper: Thoughts on the Term (Repost)

March 15, 2017 2:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This post on the term bodice ripper originally appeared on my Goodreads page in 2014. On May 2, 2014, the New York Times reported the sale of Harlequin Enterprises to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. The NYT reporter opened his piece by writing that when the acquisition was announced, “cheap jokes... read more

Romance Subgenres: An Overview (Repost)

February 17, 2017 2:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s still Valentine’s Day week! So I thought it would be fun to share my overview of romance subgenres.  My quest as a romance writer is to mine the riches of as many of the romance subgenres as I possibly can. The major division is between historical and contemporary: Historicals... read more