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Dreaming of Iceland Paranormal-Scope

Wow! A big thank you to Jonatan Pie for this amazing photo from Iceland. I’ve been to Iceland, and it is truly a land that stays with you. You never quite leave it, as it is vivid in your dreams. … Continue reading

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For the Love of…Writing Resources, Part 2

Today, I continue my list of favorite writing resources. If you missed Part 1, here’s the link: https://nightsofpassion.wordpress.com/2020/02/20/for-the-love-ofwriting-resources-part-1/ Before I start, I want to reiterate that the books and classes and articles listed in this series of blog posts have … Continue reading

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Drop, Drop, Drop! The Tiny Paranormal-Scope

This day will be brisk with raindrops. Remember to put out a spare cup of tea out for the little folk. They’re cold, too. While I am not qualified in any way to read neither stars nor planets, I am … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for Spring?

Spring awakens in my household and so do the options.  Do you do any of the following things: 1) Open up all the windows and air out the house. 2) Go room to room and try to give it a … Continue reading

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Location As Inspiration by Stacy Hoff

People ask me all the time how I chose the unique locations for my novels. Some of the locations I’ve picked were perfect for action and adventure, such as the Arctic Circle and the Everglades (DESIRE IN THE ARCTIC and … Continue reading

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2 Adventures: Vikings and Fall in Love with New England Romance Readers and Authors Conference

The 1st Adventure: Yesterday I had the joy and excitement of boarding the Viking ship that I have been admiring for the past several months as it was undergoing repairs. Finally I was on the Draken Harald Hårfagre, the world’s … Continue reading

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Truth is Stranger Than Fiction by Ripley Proserpina

For some of the books I’ve written, the main character is the impetus for writing. I’ll think—what if someone was walking by an alleyway and found a baby? And then I’m off and running. The Searchers, my reverse harem series, … Continue reading

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Live Action Writing by Stacy Hoff

My new release is coming up, and this book is one of my favorites. That’s because the real life research I conducted exactly one year ago (August, 2015) was as enjoyable for me as the writing process itself. What’s even … Continue reading

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This Horse Racing Book Just Crossed the Finish Line! By Stacy Hoff

The 142nd Kentucky Derby means more to me than merely watching a fantastic race–it marks my own, personal milestone. Not only as a spectator, but as a writer. This week I signed the contract with my publisher for my fourth … Continue reading

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Take a Bite Out of Life Florida Style!

Life takes us to unexpected places, so I’m writing to you from Florida. This is the first time in 16 years that my husband and I have been alone on a vacation. Being the endless romantic I asked him what … Continue reading

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