NaNoWriMo: Romance Novel Announcement

Hello Darlings!!!

It’s that time again where Writers join the thousands of other writers to complete 50,000 words in a month. NANoWriMo  is a great way to finish/start that novel you have been dreaming of writing.

If you have a novel of your own you are starting, let me know in the comments below. I’m looking for buddies, and I would love to see what other’s are writing this year…  

Below is the Synopsis and an exert from the novel I am currently writing.

It’s an Erotic Suspense novel Called Criminal Love.

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I shouldn’t want the big man, with the homicidal smile. He was clearly dangerous or he wouldn’t be in prison, but everytime his eyes raked down my body from across the room I could help but shudder.. in pleasure. Besides he’s inside, not like much could happen.

That is until he’s released.


Gracie was the one thing I looked forward to the entire year I was inside. Her body turned me on so much. Pity I have to kill her brother, but first, I need a little leverage before I get my revenge.

I wonder if Gracie has a Kidnapping fantasy?


“Alright, Love. Fancy meeting you here?”


What is HE doing here?

“Did I scare you?” The slow grin forming on his face was wolf-like. Fear crept up my body, I was already out of breath from the treadmill.

I looked towards the exit of the private room, then back at him, in time to see the smile fall, and a scowl form in its place.

“We need to have a little chat” his rough voice sneered at me.

“We do?” I licked my lips nervously, his gazed zeroed in on my mouth. “what about?”

“Your brother” he looked away from me and around at the room. “He’s been a bit of a problem”

I gasped. This giant of a man terrified me. He looked bored, and his voice held a threat. He stopped looking around the room and brought his eyes to mine. He was so intense, he just stared.

I cleared my throat. “W-what has he done?” He spun on his heel, giving me his back, and started to inspect the machinery. I looked to the exit again, and taking my chance, ran towards it.

I got no more than a few steps when a massive arm, seized my waist, and lifted me off my feet, and planting me face first into his broad chest.

“Don’t fucking touch her!”  The suit wearing, prisoner from Broadmore, roared. The arm holding me let go and I slipped and fell on my butt.


Reasons to chose a Pseudonym and why I have one…



a fictitious name used by an author to conceal his or her identity; pen name

Are you thinking about becoming an Author?? I am. It’s one of the most difficult things I want to do, but I am going to make it as fun as possible… Writing is about creating an entire world from your imagination, and for me that starts with a Pseudonym.

I have one.. and I’m going to tell you some reasons why I think you should get one too.

Above: Sherrilyn Kenyon AKA Kinley MacGregor

Reasons to use one..

  1. Multi-Genre If you plan to write more than one Genre. Maybe, you want to write ‘Chick Lit’ but may also want to write something historical. If either one comes first, that name will be ‘known’ and will be synonymous with that genre. Depending on the audience, this may be frowned upon.
  2. Privacy You may have a full-time job, be a pillar of the community or simply don’t want people to find out you write for whatever reasons, like family squabbles for one.
  3. Uniqueness Let’s face it, if your real name is Jane Austen or John Grisham or Anne Rice, your books may be confused with other authors work. This can cause angry readers, who leave angry reviews.
  4. Brand Spooky Book, Spooky name. ‘nuf said.
  5. You may sell more books, unfortunately, the publishing world is still very gender biased. Crime novels are usually brought because they are written by men, and arguably Romance novels are preferred to be written by women. There are of course exceptions, but these are rare.

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Why I am using a Pseudonym

I thought the name was cooler than my own… yup, I am that shallow. I also think to authors in the genre, and what better way to stick out in the Genre of Paranormal Romance, than to have a unique name.

So there are definitely some benefits to having a pen name when you write.

Will you take a Pen name.. let me know in the comments.

Thanks for Reading...