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About eileendandashi

I am a lover of books, both reading and writing. 2018 marks the beginning of my own journey from writer to published author. This blog will showcase various authors' thoughts on the elements of novel crafting, and my attempts to find my voice in writing. While journaling this journey, I hope to encourage others to follow their dreams. Book reviews continue as I have the last four years, only making time for my new pursuits.

Releases Today! Review: DESTINY OF A WARRIOR by Mary Morgan

Title: Destiny of a Warrior Legends of a Fenian Warrior, Book 5 Author: Mary Morgan Story Setting: Fae Realm, Scotland, 1986 Pages: 220 Published By: The Wild Rose Press, Inc. Published Date: June 5, 2019 ASIN: B07RBQC8VC   RATED FIVE … Continue reading

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Releasing Soon! FORTUNE’S DRAGON by Meara Platt ~ Be charmed by destiny’s call for true love!

Title: Fortune’s Dragon Fortune’s of Fate Series, Book 5 Author: Meara Platt Genre: Historical Romance, Regency Story Setting: Scarborough, England, 1805; 1815 Pages: 151 Publication Date: May 28, 2019 Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC ASIN: B07PP3XP2W   Publisher’s Summary: … Continue reading

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I admit it! I’m scared to share and scared not to. Could I hear from you?

Fellow readers and writers: I hesitate to share, because I know it will be ripped apart. I hesitate not to share because I know this will be a great vehicle for learning. I take the plunge.  Would you please leave … Continue reading

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Blog Tour with Valerie Bowman! NO OTHER DUKE BUT YOU ~ get your funnybone tickled with this tale.

Buy-Book Links: Synopsis: A lady with a love potion. A Duke who takes it by mistake. Romance and mischief ensues when plans go awry in No Other Duke But You by Valerie Bowman. SINGLE LADY SEEKS DUKE Lady Delilah … Continue reading

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A Little Bit About Publishing Contracts

Originally posted on Deborah Cooke & Her Books:
I was asked recently by a new author to have a peek at a contract offered to her and thought that a general post about pitfalls might be welcome. I’m not a…

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Husband and wife team write a winner! Just released HIGHLAND CROWN, pen name May McGoldrick. Do you like your Scottish reads with bullets flying, daggers swishing, simple men who are bigger than life and don’t know it? Where heroine is not only a doctor of days where women weren’t, but driven to protect the weak and injured even though it puts her life in peril? I say, enjoy! Loved it!

ABOUT HIGHLAND CROWN: Scottish pride, persuasion, and passion—this is Highland romance at its breathtaking best. Inverness, 1820 Perched on the North Sea, this port town—by turns legendary and mythological—is a place where Highland rebels and English authorities clash in a … Continue reading

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Review: THE PURSUITS OF LORD KIT CAVANAUGH by Stephanie Laurens ~ a Victorian frolic with a demure, yet fierce when angered heroine and a Lord who woos her using kid gloves! Plot is propelled forward by engaging dialogue complex characters in a setting of mystery and suspense.

Title: The Pursuits of Lord Kit Cavanaugh The Cavanaughs, Book 2 Author: Stephanie Laurens Genre: Historical Romance Pages: 384 Published by: MIRA; Original edition Publication Date: April 30, 2019 ASIN: B07FDCSNP8   Publisher’s Summary: Bold and clever, THE CAVANAUGHS are … Continue reading

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Cyndi Lord, author and writing instructor continues discussion of POV. Are you learning as much as I am?

Cyndi Lord is a bestselling author, editor-in-chief, and has traditionally published six novels. She has spoken to writers in events across the USA, and teaches writing classes.   Eileen: Thanks, Cyndi for joining us again to continue our study of … Continue reading

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Review: LAWFULLY OURS by Jo Grafford ~ Do you like your reads with emotional themes and interesting plots? Join Jo Grafford as she shares her tale.

I first started reading Jo Grafford with her Lost Colony Series.  I adored that series.  Her writing style and characters are authentic, pulling me into their world of emotion, suspense and tragedy.  I highly recommend her books. Title: Lawfully Ours  … Continue reading

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Cyndi Lord joins Booktalk with Eileen discussing the novel-crafting element Point of View (POV)

Before I turn this blog over to Cyndi Lord, let me share something about my writing journey. One day early 2014, I completed my first novel’s manuscript through the NaNoWriMo challenge.  I wrote furiously, finished the story and necessary number … Continue reading

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