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Monday 1 April 2013

Guest Post ~ Love's Forbidden Flower by Diane Rinella {Giveaway}

I'd like to Welcome Diane Rinella, Author of Love's Forbidden Flower here today with her Top Ten Tips for Writing a Love Story. Thank you Diane for taking the time out to visit Paperback Princess, and thank you for the tour wide giveaway. 

About The Author

Diane Rinella

Enjoying San Francisco as a backdrop, the ghosts in Diane’s 150-year old Victorian home augment the chorus in her head. With insomnia as their catalyst, these voices have become multifarious characters that haunt her well into the sun’s crowning hours, refusing to let go until they have manipulated her into succumbing to their whims. Her experiences as an actress, business owner, artisan cake designer, software project manager, Internet radio disc jockey, vintage rock n’ roll journalist/fan girl, and lover of dark and quirky personalities influence her idiosyncratic writing.

Top Ten Tips to Writing A Love Story

By Diane Rinella

  1. Describe the love interest enough to make him real, but not so much that his description gets in the way if the reader wants to project their own image.
  2. Give the love interest a tender heart, or some other character trait that makes him loveable even when he’s being a jerk.
  3. Make the love interest see past the main character’s flaws or even embrace them. Sex is a part of romance, so is the lack of it. Use sex when appropriate.
  4. Sex for the sake of sex is erotica or sometimes porn.
  5. Have the love interest see something in the main character that no one else does.
  6. Characters matter more than story. Give them quirks that make them real.
  7. Even a swamp can be romantic if the characters make it that way. Think beyond the clichés and see the wonder in the mundane.
  8. Expand your vocabulary. There is nothing sexy about the over use of any word or phrase.
  9. Their meeting must be cute, and hopefully unusual.
  10. The pay off means nothing without the struggle. The greater the odds, the bigger the payoff.

About The Book

Love's Forbidden Flower 

by Diane Rinella

Series - Forbidden Flower #1
Published - November 28, 2012
Publisher - Midnight to Six

Love's Forbidden Flower (Forbidden Flower #1)

Book Description

The heart cares not what society forbids. 

Lily nurtures a secret love for a flawless man—the one who is her soul mate. Donovan is gorgeous, charismatic, and delights in all of Lily’s talents and quirks. Their innate knowledge of each other is almost telepathic. Together they interlock like fine threads creating luxurious silk. 

But society dictates this picture-perfect adoration is the ghastliest of all possibilities. 

As Lily embarks on a quest for the romance the heavens intended, her suitor turns reluctant. Desperate to uncover why Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hiding decayed from a tender-hearted gentleman into a ferociously self-serving, cocky bastard, Lily is prepared for battle when it comes to the salvation of her soul mate. However, Donovan traps Lily in a mental game of chess, leaving her to question his sanity. When Lily’s revelations about Donovan’s destructive alter ego lead to an inconceivable truth, can she help Donovan survive fate’s cruel joke? 

Impassioned, witty, and deeply moving, Love’s Forbidden Flower is filled with stunning controversies that will forever haunt your heart.

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Anonymous said...

Thank you again for the guest post, Angelica. It was a lot of fun to do, and I appreciate your time. All the best to you.


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