Category Archives: Characters

A Writer’s Fear Factor by Stacy Hoff

Because my newest book—my first sequel—released two days ago (February 3rd, 2016), my fear factor has been ratcheted up a notch. And why not? There is always anxiety for any author when their new book “hits the streets.” Will the book … Continue reading

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Location, location, location by Stacy Hoff

    The old adage in real estate is well known: the best way to select property is by considering three things – location, location, location. Does this principle hold true for writers? In order to find the perfect location … Continue reading

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Writing A Sequel by the Seat of Your Pants by Stacy Hoff

I can admit it – I am a “pantser” (someone who does not plot out a book, preferring instead to write by the “seat of their pants”). Maybe because of my “lawyer” day job I simply cannot write fiction by … Continue reading

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The Qualities of A Hero! A Holiday Exploration!

I hope everyone has had a fun holiday. With the New Year’s Eve celebration ahead of us, the excitement doesn’t end there. As a romance author, I am an observer of human nature, and I also read a ton of … Continue reading

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Becoming Published, Part I by Stacy Hoff

I’m looking back on my road to publication. The (newly released) print edition of my second book, LAWFULLY YOURS, has made me nostalgic. And grateful. It’s been a very long emotional journey. How long? About twenty years! LAWFULLY YOURS is … Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping with Romance Author D.R. Grady

Nights of Passion is excited to welcome Paranormal Romance Author D.R. Grady, here with her newest novel! D.R. Grady lives with her husband near Hershey, PA. She adores chocolate, laughing, collecting bags, books, and shoes, and adores writing stories that … Continue reading

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The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais and An Author’s Twisted Journey by Susan Hanniford Crowley

The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais is the second book in my original series Vampires in Manhattan. This book is all about David Hilliard (King Max’s son) and how he finds love. David is a Manhattan vampire yearning to … Continue reading

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