meredith duran hiatus?

I see a lot of authors will post what and who they are currently reading or their influences and I think its brave in this day and age as people can be quick to draw conclusions. For many years the books that make the big cardboard displays at stores or that RWA and other groups often touted as the best books are not the ones I read (in general). I have a book that I have started that is set in the Holy Roman Empire during investiture controversy of the late 11th century and I is complicated and I can try to fit into 80k but it would be better to allow the room to write the story a long as I think it needs, I think is might be between 100-125k, and I just want to know if itRead more . Its self-published? People are finally realizing that self-published books and indie presses are not only respectable but often put out superior content to the Big 5. ?? I dont believe in any hierarchy of quality in fiction, but I think each of the others above brought a literary sensibility to their work. The entire time I was reading Bringing Down the Duke, I kept thinking, Yeah, this is exactly what I want more of in historical romance! but ultimately, that story hit me more in the head than the heart so Im excited to try the second book in the series. I think the great talent Barbara Metzger has/had is that she can make me laugh. Since 2007 no full length book like the ones I mentioned has been released. 4.1 4.1 out of 5 stars (34) Kindle Edition. I dont necessarily believe that books are shorter today if you take into consider self-publishing, for instance. I make quilts because at some point during the process of stitching I know/realize this is the essence of what will be left of me for several generations. I was definitely aware of some of the chances Harlequin takes, like the conquistador and native romance you mentioned. They are still quite good. Im happy Joanna Bourne is still working on her next book, however slowly. Courtney Milan wrote a novella last year that I enjoyed and she just posted about a new novel coming out by this years end, and so shes still around. Personally, I am not interested in her YA series. But mostly its because my tastes keep changing. Drummond has to be very old by now (almost 90, I think). Not saying this to brag, just making a point about the screwy Amazon chart system that favors new work rather than sheer numbers of sales. Then if I keep trying and getting disappointed, I get angry at myself for wasting my own time. Its one thing if writer such as Elizabeth Darrell DIE and leave us with more of their excellent story telling skill, but just to quit on sad. The woman in it goes back to the 1940s. I have brought this up many times before, and often received backlash for saying it. Last year one of my favorite writers, Kati Wilde, published a new book that was being released on audio first. Zombies arent really my thing, but Im glad Stein is still publishing. Are you basing your views though on any data or scholarship, or is this just your general sense? I think people are getting more skeptical of mainstream publishing somehow signifying a benchmark for quality. And sometimes, an author just gets sick and tired of running on the treadmill- especially if she has been forced by multibook contracts or need of advances to crank out a book a month. I wonder, am I too old for the current style or do I have older sensibilities? Meredith Duran. It seems that these days most single titles are arround 80k and that means that you can not do as much with the plot as you used be able to do. It seem like most historicals are set in Faux Regency/Victorian England with usually with hero who is either angry or has emotional problems and is Duke in most cases with a heroine who either a pargon of virture or is so modern that is jarring and all they seem to do is agrue, make love, agrue more, deal with his emotional issues and figure that they suddenly love each other and that the end. var showBlogFormLink = document.getElementById('show_external_blog_form'); She was an auto-buy for years! prattville mugshots released; stevens model 87a aftermarket stock; doraville marta station to airport schedule; british female tv drama actresses. However, I would like to know if she is on a permanent hiatus in relation to the IAD series or if she plans on actually release more books. Yes with the Julia Grey books! I also miss Cecilia Grant, who hasnt shown up on Twitter for quite a while. Thered probably be a lot more originality in writing if authors quit chasing after trends and just told the stories itching to burst out of their imaginations. Plus, I knew about the Egypt romances, Jeannie Lins work, etc. I dont know if Stein ever announced shed stopped writing, but as far as I can tell her last published work was a short story in the 2018 Christmas Anthology, REINDEER GAMES. Id call it a variation of the young person interviews old person rather than letting the old person tell her own story trope. I just miss her amazing HRs so much..! Theres always a bit of a grieving process for me as I let a favorite author go. I have reservations I wont go into here, and quite honestly, think LB is simply jumping on a band wagon. Simple Jess for example would probably spark an outcry. Now, for something much more nebulous like trends in literature, a similar principle applies. The romance genre has attracted much more attention over the years as a worthy subject for scholarship and critical debate, as it should given how much money consumers spend on these books and how many readers are reading them. But having been brought up with older parents I enjoyed the more traditional aspects of the heroine and still enjoyed many books originally published in the 60s or 70s where the heroines were pursuing adventures in their stockings and skirt suits when any modern heroine would be grubbing around in jeans. 4.1 out of 5 stars 161. Do you know of any data or scholarship on this? Shes on Twitter and never mentions writing. Writing snarky humor that is actually funny is a gift and a lot of the copycats think that merely making the heroine swear a lot or be sarcastic in situations that might get them killed substitutes for clever writing. Im also grateful to my other favorite (veteran) authors who still write, despite whatever challenges they face: Meljean Brook aka Milla Vane, Loretta Chase, for example. Now I just have to get the perfect cover and its off to the races. Quotes are added by the Goodreads community and are not verified by Goodreads. I really miss Meredith Duran, and hope she returns. I dont know if Valerie Fitzgerald is still alive. And how sad, yet understandable, if true. As for books priced less than a dollar, again, thats not too uncommon for the kinds of shorts that self-pubbers crank out. Games of Command was such a good book. I havent been reading romance long enough to miss a particular author, but I can definitely understand why a number of them disappear. If the average romance reader tears through Regencies with titled heroes and bluestocking heroines, thats what theyll keep producing. Not much of what we do in this life can be associated with such a sentiment..for most of us our children. There is one author, Ruby Dixon who has a very funny and original style who appears to have kicked it all off with her Ice Planet Barbarian books and about 5000 imitators who have copied her poorly yet Amazon keeps recommending them. facebook, twitter, etc. An example of a well-written opening line I liked was, Some parties who disliked him much buried Maury in quicklime. ELIZABETH DIE AND LEAVE US WITH NO MORE Sometimes 20-30 hours or even more, for the same price. Its just hard to see them go and take their unfinished stories with them. I tried it for a while, but I found most choices to be pretty lame so I cancelled. Im wondering if anyone has any information on Meredith Duran, and especially if shes writing under another pen name these days? sort by * Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. Ive never liked Sherlock Holmes, I always thought he was a jerk. I am not trying to start a flame war but I can be blunt at times and after 20 years of this I have enough. I love her Darkyn series (among others) and long for the featured stories of some of the characters appearing in the series. Im very interested to see what those publications you list above are reporting on regarding romance novels and reading. Heaven Sent, Marrying Stone, Simple Jess, Wild Oats, The Love Charm these were the books that made me realize hey, romance is wonderful. but for several years she has only been publishing short stories and smaller books part of series. I am a fan of the Charlotte Holmes series and Ive found Thomass feminist interpretation of the iconic detective to be unique and a welcome addition to the canon. I really wish she would return to writing historical romances, I adore her books in that genre, and have re-read them so many times. I find a trend for me is when two or three books in a row arent working, and then I become reluctant to keep reading when the next new book arrives. It wasnt about Torie, and that makes me sad. I think something similar happened to Rett MacPherson with her Torie OShea mystery series and Ive only seen one novel that she self-published recently. Ive never listened to them. what do you say when someone's daughter gets married? I keep hoping against hope shell start writing again. "How kind of you to confirm what I already know. Im a massive Drummond fan too. I think Ive read one or two books by each and have been meaning to explore their backlist. Laura Kinsale and Judy Cuevas aka Judith Ivory. ;)" Date of Incorporation: September 19, 1908 Services Provided: Police, fire and paramedics, sewer, public works, planning, building inspection, economic development, parks and recreation, library, senior services, daycare Area: 9.5 square miles Population: 67,078 (CA Department of Finance 2019). Fool Me Twice (Rules for the Reckless, #2), A Lady's Code of Misconduct (Rules for the Reckless, #5), Luck Be a Lady (Rules for the Reckless, #4), That Scandalous Summer (Rules for the Reckless, #1), The Sins of Lord Lockwood (Rules for the Reckless, #6), Meet the Authors of This Season's Swooniest Romances, Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America. Ive seen most authors write much older or younger than themselves very successfully. Her other books include RITA award winner Fool Me Twice and her February 2017 release, A Lady's Code of Misconduct, which was called one of the best romances of the year by BookList and Amazon, and received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus, the latter of which opined: This book weaves its spell so thoroughly that the most fortunate reader will be the one who has time to read the entire thing in one sitting. Her next release, THE SINS OF LORD LOCKWOOD, hits the shelves on February 27, 2018. But, I could be wrong. Are the 3,000 word $2.99 stories cheating their customers because the 20,000 word stories are also $2.99? I dont blame you, but unless an author is self-published, they get zero say in the pricing. 2 talking about this. the ask@AAR: What's your favorite country to visit? I am currently listening to a 1348 page bookThe Standand am reveling in its detailed storylines and fully formed characters. } else { ', Okay, so you have to take that advice with a heavy handful of salt, but I get the point he was making. I do think in a lot of publishers minds that it may get conflated with sweeter less explicit romance which is not at all the same thing. I hope that the influnce of Harlequin Historicals rubs off on to the AVON books and not the other way around because I really would hate to see them turn into Regency only publisher. I absolutely love her writing and am beyond curious to read her take on a Medieval setting. Of course not. But I was referring just to the first 10 pages of their most recently published work, which tends to skew toward the more common HR settings. Hmmmm, I dont know. Cole has been been writing a YA series. Listening to characters supposedly conversing in a pub or bar without hearing background chatter or clinking glasses its just plain weird!! I hear that the pusbliers what diversity if they want that they want that to take place need to allow the longer books because you can do things like have diverse settings more context to explain things and to explore issues that can come up and to have more interesting stories with richer storytelling in general. Anyway, Im inclined to believe that the MeToo Movement is shaping authors today and producing a new generation of authors who are centering female agency in contrast to past customs. I also object to shorter books or books that are broken into installments. Ugh I really hope this story structure goes out of style And while I dont have a distaste for time travel per se, I dont like when its clearly used as a way to make what should be a straight-up historical story relevant for a younger reader by throwing in a 21st century protagonist who doesnt really need to be there. Amazon scam authors are those who crank out a book a month, sometimes plagiarizing from others. But I want to listen to novels, not plays. This is a shame because I love mystery novels and Sherry Thomas. Some books are less, and they do have a program like KU that you can subscribe to for an extra monthly fee and you can borrow up to 10 books at any one time. Id love to ask a publisher about your theory. So, Im getting pickier, avoiding the Lauren Blakley-type writing, and doing a lot of relistening because Im not finding much that appeals. The latter is not really one of my favorites, I only really liked The Music of the Night but I thought she had a potential that never quite materialized. The other thing that occurred as I studied was that I realized some of the authors I miss the most are ones who are still writing but are writing books that just dont work for me any more for a variety of reasons. Just because something isnt officially written down doesnt mean it isnt happening. She has such a distinct voice and style that I am trying to imagine it in a Medieval. Did Amazon have something to do with it? Honestly I just don't know how you would get back in the swing with an agent, editor, publishing house, contracts, pr and social media management, etc. Log in or sign up for Facebook to connect with friends, family and people you know. Here's what Blythe had to say: "For me, it's all about the hero - he was completely delicious. Meredith Duran. I loved her work. or. I also miss Cara McKenna and Charlotte Stein. Do contemporary-in-corset authors have a younger audience? Now, either these authors have stopped writing in this genre, have retired altogether, or write at a much, much slower pace. Likewise, Im not pleased by certain narratives, so I dont have to read (or write) them. Theres one Ancient Egypt romance recently published and a couple of bootleg era 1920s America. Design firm Arcsine joined owners Rick Hackett, Meredith Melville, and Martin Ladera to bring the restaurant back from its extended hiatus. If our president states that the virus will magically go away not based on any scientific evidence but just his opinion and belief, can Americans unravel that notion critically and understand that theres a difference between evidence-based reasoning and personal observation/opinion? Just look at the top male movie stars from 20 years ago or 10 compared to now. How can the romance community be improved or changed for you? I know you probably dont read my posts anymore, but there are a few points I would like to address that you mentioned. It happens with e-books as well. Not the authors fault. Like that line in movie The Devil Wears Prada where Miranda lectures Annie and tells her shes wearing a particular shade of blue sweater because Miranda and a few select others made a decision years ago that that blue would be fashionable and promoted in magazines and high fashion until it trickled down to the level of the market where Annie bought it. I dont think writers necessarily use quantitative data when chasing trends either. Its crazy to open a book and find, as you say, a 19th century bluestocking blogger, although that sounds like a great time travel romance. It seemed like I had waited years for Severines story when it finally came out. At least now between blogs, twitter and other readers one can glean some kind of answer or update. But like music or film or any business the artists with big PR campaigns and money behind them are the ones easiest to find. And at a furious pace. I think I can make a coherent argument for why new feminist activism is producing books that focus on toxic masculinity and issues around consent over the past few years, and I think I can make an argument for why diversity is a force in the romance genre today. 546 Followers, 183 Following, 168 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Meredith Duran (@meredithduran) Loretta Chase is planning to write at least 1 more book in her current series. I did try to find more about her some time ago and I dont think she wrote another book, at least under this name. I am unlikely to listen to this one though, even though I love both narrators, because Im not enjoying any of her work right now. True, she didnt quit writing entirely, but shes definitely shifted her focus from romantic suspense to thrillers with some romantic elements (as opposed to central romance). Christine Warren (a couple years, but her pending release keeps receding) But like you said, it fits a rather narrow range of historical fiction possibilities. I think beyond even feminist activism behind trends is just the coming of age of more young women who have been raised in a different time and expect different things from their heroes. Its a bit of the chicken and the egg in my mind. The Perennial Question of the Bad Boy Hero. Meanwhile, we have to have alternative chapters that focus on Miss Bubbly-Wannabe-Journalist because shes in the 21st century and therefore the young reader can relate.

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