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Hitting the High Seas - another Celebration!

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

This time, we’re launching the Classic Romance Revival Flagship – our very own website. And yes, we’re doing it once again with a Bang and not a Whimper!


Things have been a little quiet on the CRR front of late, but it’s been the calm before the storm, the time for getting all our ducks… ahem, sorry, make that SHIPS in a row while our Flagship was getting built, tweaked and polished, tested and perfected ready for our launch day. Although “live and loud”, we launch officially on:

September 1st 2009

It really is cause for celebration. With our private authors’ loop and public readers/authors loop growing steadily, along with our reviews section, our website now also hosts Classic Promotions – we now offer affordable ad packages for all Classic authors (not just our Affiliates, although they qualify for reduced rates). And by affordable, we mean a carefully structured variety of packages so there’s something to suit every pocket.

So yes, we’re excited! But it doesn’t end there… to celebrate, we’re putting together a whole month’s festive fun, starting with a Kick-Off Contest as a little warm up, with other contests, chats, events and prizes guaranteed to keep the Rock ‘n Roll going!

And there’s more too… Classic Promotions is already investigating other promotional packages for authors, and some “easy access” links, lists and information for our readers to find just what they’re looking for in Classic Romance. To visit our website, simply click HERE for instant access!

If you’d like to know more about what our Affiliate Authors have to say, click on any of the links below:

Judah Raine – “From the Mom Perspective”

LK Hunsaker - “CRR is Here”

Miriam Newman - “Classic Romance Revival”

Danielle Thorne - “Classic Romance Revival”

Linda Banche - “Classic Romance Revival Website Is Live”

Sue Perkins - “Classic Romance Revival”

And, to all CRR members – thank you for your commitment, loyalty, enthusiasm and support! You’re an incredible group to work with, an amazing group of people I’m lucky to have met and got to know, and with a crew like you we’re all set for an amazing journey into the world of Real Romance with HeaRt!

Welcome aboard, everyone! And stay with us…

The Revival has just begun!

Jude

Judah Raine
http://www.judahraine.com

A Thick Black Line - the What If? Game…

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009


Today is Release Day for A Thick Black Line!
I thought, in keeping with our Blog Carnival theme, I’d look at settings in the book and chat around it to provide a little “real life” background.

Interestingly enough, A Thick Black Line is actually a pretty good reflection of the workings of a writer’s mind. Take one single thing, be it a “happening”, a conversation, a chance comment or a setting… it strikes a chord (you’re not quite sure which one, but it resonates inside and you know this is one of “those”). In this case, it all started with a house…

For those who don’t know, my “real” job is being a property agent (another story all on its own!) and I had the privilege of viewing one of the local “mansions”, a mock-tudor home typical of South African colonial style in the early 1900s. This stately old home was a little run down and needed a fair amount of TLC, but it stood in huge grounds and retained the original flavour of the era, along with a sense of history, elegance and dignity. Being in need of attention, it also had a certain sense of “mystery”. Simply put, it “rang the bell” and the old writer mind was soon off at great speed.

The process is relatively simple really. It’s one of “what if…?” What if someone came along and restored it? What if that grew into a B & B…and maybe even a new property development? What if there was a “history” attached, a story behind the story? What if the air of mystery could be grown into something bigger? What if what happened in the past could shape what happened in the “now”?

Gradually, as I explored these “what ifs”, the plot emerged. Something mysterious became something sinister, and introduced an element of suspense that provided an intriguing dimension to the interaction between Bo and Nic, shadowy characters intruded and demanded their rightful place, and the house and all it stands for wove itself into the character of Bo so that it became a way of expressing her.


Interestingly enough, the “what ifs” took on another reality as well. Today, the old mansion stands proudly restored, hosting a comfortable and up-market B & B. Not only that, the rest of the property has been transformed into a townhouse development! (Maybe, if the property market stays as bad as it is right now, I could moonlight as a psychic!) Sadly, I couldn’t get pictures of the original house before the renovations, but the little snip of house in my self-designed cover is the one unchanged thing from the old original architecture – the carriage way, where guests would be “delivered” literally on the doorstep. It doesn’t quite show the old grandeur in full, but I thought it was a nice touch…

And A Thick Black Line? Ah, you don’t expect me to give everything away in one blog do you?

A Thick Black Line is available at: http://www.bookstrand.com/product-athickblackline-13953-330.html

Here’s the blurb and a short excerpt:

Blurb:
Bo Carmichael has drawn a thick black line around her heart, and with good reason. She has worked hard to overcome the anguish of betrayal and the devastation it wreaked in her family’s lives, and she’s now close to realizing her dreams. There simply isn’t place in this equation for emotional entanglements, especially not with Nic Sinclaire, the only man who has the ability to breach her defenses.
From their first encounter, an impossible chemistry rages between them – a crackling heat that threatens to melt the ice surrounding her.
A bizarre twist makes Nic a constant companion and self-appointed protector. As Bo’s barriers shift and crumble, she can no longer ignore the powerful emotions his proximity evokes…

Excerpt:
Feeling more rested, Bo pushed off the bench and started home, pausing for a few nostalgic moments at the old stone sundial that stood, proudly restored, in the centre of the circle. She smiled, tracing its finely-carved markings with her finger.
“Well, Dan,” she said softly, almost whispering. “We’re almost there now. But I couldn’t have done it without you.”
Bo didn’t mind the lump that rose in her throat. It reminded her of special things, kept alive the memories that wound into her life and strengthened her in some secret place within. She didn’t try to fight the tears, rather just let them surface and pause there, clinging to her lashes like she clung to the wisdom and the comfort of the past.
She felt him rather than heard him, knew without having to look that she was no longer alone. She opened her eyes.
“I’m sorry,” Nic said. “I didn’t realise this was a private moment.” Which wasn’t entirely true. He’d sensed it, but something in him had been irresistibly drawn forward, like he had the opportunity to enter a rarely-seen, never-touched, wholly secret place.
He expected her to be angry, or at least a bit offended, but her eyes were simply wide and dark, shining with unshed tears, and seemed to look right into him. It had a strange, hypnotic effect. He couldn’t have left then even if he’d tried.

Just for fun, because I’m in the mood to celebrate, I’m going to add an ARC of A Thick Black Line to the Classic Romance Revival subscriber’s weekly draw for the last week of June (i.e. the short “two-day” week, 29th and 30th June) making it a double prize – A Thick Black Line and The Look.

To enter, simply go to the CRR blog at http://www.classicromancerevival.com/blog/. Enter your email in the Subscribe2 block in the sidebar and click send. You’ll receive a short story free read, and automatically go into the draw.

See you all again soon. I’m off to celebrate!
Jude

Judah Raine
http://www.judahraine.com
Still Running - http://www.bookstrand.com/product-stillrunning-13915-330.html
The Look - http://www.bookstrand.com/product-thelook-13952-330.html
Coming soon: A Thick Black Line

Win with Classic Romance Revival…

Saturday, May 16th, 2009


Hey everyone - just a short message to let you know that we’re celebrating spring with a “subscribe and win” contest…

Actually, it’s more like a giveaway than a contest. Every subscriber during the month of May will receive a short story free read from one of our affiliate authors… Simply locate the “Subscribe 2″ block in the sidebar, enter your email address and click send and your free read will be sent to you by email.

Not only that, I decided to throw in an ARC of The Look just for fun. A CRR reviewer gave it 5 wings (read the review here) and I’m putting all subscribers into a contest to win. There will be weekly draws, so there’s more than one chance to win! Here’s the blurb and cover to give you a preview…








Blurb:
With a secret that makes her pretty much a walking time-bomb with the potential to turn her own life and a whole lot of others inside-out, Morgan Slater’s plans definitely don’t include the suspicions of the determined and dynamic Blake Thornton.
She heads out to the back of beyond on a simple Quest for the Truth, but her first meeting with Blake draws the battle lines for a persistent confrontation that makes focusing on her real reason for being there extremely difficult. Worse, he has this uncanny instinct and a way of seeing beyond her sassy, street-wise confidence that makes their ongoing conflict more than simply a battle of wills.
But Morgan has also not anticipated a lot of other complications and, as she struggles to keep her secret and protect herself and others in a world of shifting boundaries and increasingly difficult emotional situations, The Look rapidly becomes…

Author Spotlight:
“I thoroughly enjoyed writing this book, because it explores the layers – in people, in situations, and in our assumptions about life and about truth and how they all fit together. Morgan’s courage lies in allowing the process stripping-away to become a process of adding-to, an intriguing journey that I think almost all of us can relate to.” ~ Judah

http://www.bookstrand.com/product-thelook-13952-330.html

So don’t waste time - get out there and subscribe NOW!

Jude

Romance Revival Rocks….

Sunday, April 12th, 2009



As “group Mom” I’m thrilled and excited with the response to Classic Romance Revival.
Our Yahoo groups have grown astonishingly in the last week or so, and our Launch definitely happened with a Bang – no whimper there, no, not a single one! It even spilled over into the following day, and we’re having a wonderful time of getting to know one another, chatting about all kinds of things and even exchanging recipes…

Not only that, but Classic Romance Revivals also launched this week, and the first reviews are up on this blog – click on the Revival Reviews tab to read them. We have an enthusiastic review team, and I believe this section of our group will grow from strength to strength as we produce reviews that are relevant, professional and of a high standard.

The enthusiastic response is telling. More and more, I’m hearing people say that the timing was perfect. There seems, to quote one of our members, a “groundswell” of readers and writers who are tired of the current focus on “super-hot-sizzle” and are looking for romance with enduring values, deep emotional exploration, and a return to Real Romance with heart.

I’ve noticed a few discussions “out there” in Cyberspace on this subject. One of these happened on one of the Shelfari groups I belong to, and members have kindly agreed to let me use their comments in this blog. I thought it would be interesting, and enlightening, to find out what the readers are saying with regard to what makes a book a “romance” rather than a book…

Cindy ♥ W: Feeling a connection between h/h- something that would happen in life that I could relate to. And of course, gotta have my HEA!



buriedbybooks (Amber): Romance to me is any kind of romantic relationship (no matter what stage) between the main characters.

Janon: A romance for me has to have a happily ever after for the hero and heroine.

Marie T: A romance, for me, is a story where the hero/heroine act on an attraction that happens between them. There have been wonderful stories where there is steam heat; no steam, just loving words/actions; all manner of things happen in between the attraction and the action - but, as Janon said, for me there has to be a happy ending, too. Pollyanna? Yep.

antica: Romance is love and respect between the hero and heroine, an attraction that heats up the room and a desire from both of them to make the other happy even if it means sacrificing for the sake of the one you love

Beth as the Carpoolqueen!: IMO, what makes a book fit the “romance” genre is that it focuses on the relationship between the H/H. It needs to end with an HEA. Women’s Fiction, Chick lit, usually have elements of romance, but that is not usually the focus. Now, for a book to be a good romance, it has to have good attraction, some tension, and the affection has to come through strong for me. If there is a suspense, that’s fine, but that’s not what I’m reading it for. For me, it has to evoke emotion. I want to laugh a little, maybe cry a little. I need to feel it for it to be good.



Erin Quinn: I think a romance can fit into any genre–I mean, even The Terminator had a romance in it. What makes it a romance for me is the hero and heroine falling in love because they each understand something critical about the other–they see in the other something no one else has ever seen. But of course their own issues keep them from being able to accept that another can be trusted with that deep secret about themselves. There has to be an HEA and there has to be sexual tension - though there doesn’t have to be sex.

Sherry: I believe that a romance does have to have a happily ever after to it between the hero and heroine but I like to see actual flaws in the characters personalities. I read one book not too far back… The heroine was this rich woman with not a problem in the world. Her biggest problem was that she didn’t want to tell her father she wanted to get her masters degree.

I then threw the subject open to our Classic Romance Revival readers/authors group on a more general level to find out what people see as “real romance” in life – most books, of course, happen within the context of “real life”, and I thought it would be interesting, from a writer’s perspective, to discover the things that people regard as romantic. It’s always a challenge to bring romance to life in a book and make it real, and I found it immensely interesting that the simple things (which so often are overlooked, both in life and in writing) were the ones that made it to the top of the list….



Robyn: Romance is:

holding hands when walking, watching TV, out shopping, etc
surprise the other with a small gift or even a chore such as ‘I’ll vacuum for you today’
going up to the other and putting your arms around them and hug
saying I love you
being there when they are sick - getting water or ginger ale
holding them after they have thrown up
listening to their worries
crying with them
I could go on and on…

Kathleen: Real romance for me is:

The little things, okay the grand gestures are nice. Flowers, candy, a weekend trip to Paris for dinner. Every girl wants those but little things mean more to me.

Like if he drops in unexpected at work just to take you to lunch. Or puts a little sweetheart candy in your lunch bag “Mine Forever”.

Or calls you and tells you not to cook tonight he’s going to do it. Even if he just brings take-out home.

Holds your hand in the movie and passes you a kleenex in the movie when it gets to the sad part. And walk hand in hand from the movie showing the world that your are in love.

Or maybe after a hard day at work or running a thousand errands with the kids, tells you that that your bath is poured and candles are lit and maybe your favourite book is by the bath. Then massages your feet while you are soaking in the tub.

The words mean a lot, but the it’s the romance that keeps the love alive.!!!!!



Kerri: What is real romance?

Well, I’m lucky enough to have a hubby who does all the grocery shopping and 90 percent of the cooking. He’s also a classic romantic…as in waiting until I sit down before he sits, pulling out chairs, opening doors, buying flowers, etc…

However, over the years I’ve come to appreciate the things that are not “classically” romantic. Like taking care of me when I’m sick and being a wonderful father to our children. It’s really the day to day wonderful gestures that are the most romantic of all.

Anyone can make a romantic gesture but not just anyone will trot along behind you pushing the i.v. pole when you’re in labor and have to go to the bathroom for the thousandth time! It takes a real man to do that! LOL





Pam S: Love is

an endless supply of forgiveness
the ability to overlook flaws and exaggerate positives
the undying devotion of a favorite pet
the unconditional trust of a small child
the beauty that shows in nature
sharing joy comfort and support
a smile from a stranger on your off day
the tiny tug in your heart that reaches your soul

Love is undefined yet its meaning carried in all.

So yes, it would seem that Classic Romance is still very much alive and well, and also in demand, and that our group is perfectly poised to help to bring it back into the limelight. If you’d like to be a part of this, and to join with writers and readers of Real Romance with heaRt, why not join our group at:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/classicromancerevival/

We’d love to welcome you aboard the little ship Revival!

Take care,
Jude

Judah Raine
http://www.judahraine.com
Still Running - http://www.bookstrand.com/product-stillrunning-13915-330.html
The Look - http://www.bookstrand.com/product-thelook-13952-330.html
Coming soon: A Thick Black Line

A Grand Lady of Romance launches the Revival…

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

With our Launch With A Bang And Not A Whimper Party rapidly approaching, I’m delighted to be able to “kick off” our group with words from one of the “original” Classic Romance authors. I remember her books well - it’s one of life’s greatest ironies that I never put two and two together, because Yvonne Whittal is actually related to my family in a fairly convoluted way and they formed part of my girlhood excursions into the world of romance. I have since “discovered” her via another relative who is currently updating the family tree, and couldn’t wait to share the news with the “family’s second romance writer.” For those who aren’t familiar with Yvonne, she wrote for Mills and Boon and for Harlequin, and had a prolific and impressive writing career…

Yvonne Whittal (born Fourie) on 18 Dec 1939, married Vernon Rhodes Whittal in Port Elizabeth on 16 Dec 1958.

She grew up in Port Elizabeth where she attended the Collegiate School for Girls and then she went on to the Pearson High School where she qualified as a shorthand/typist. After marrying, she and Vernon lived on several Eskom Properties at Power Stations in the Free State, Transvaal and Natal. She was employed by Eskom at different times at Highveld, Komati and Wilge Power Stations.

During this time she enrolled and completed a course in short story writing, after which she succeeded in having a few short stories published in Afrikaans. She then attempted a romantic novel in English, which was accepted and published by Mills & Boon of London in 1975, and this was followed by another 43 (These novels were also published by Harlequin Romances of Canada, as well as being translated into many other languages).

It has been a number of years since she has had a book published - maybe she is too old-fashioned and does not write the sex-filled novels which seem to be the norm these days. During 2002 she decided to retire from writing, but it is easier said than done, so she still writes for her own pleasure and for that of her daughters. She is also an accomplished pianist, but has neglected this side of her talents in favour of her writing. All her daughters are musical with nice voices and good on the guitar.

Yvonne hates cooking, but like her late mother she can prepare fantastic meals and is a gracious and entertaining hostess. She has only one sister, Dorette who lives and works in Cape Town. She is 14 years younger than Yvonne, and she is divorced with no family of her own. The French Huguenot, Louis Fourie, is their ancestor, but the earliest of their ancestors to come to South Africa was Jacob Cloete from Keulen, who came out with (or shortly after) Jan van Riebeeck in 1652. Vernon has traced all her South African ancestors and she has a comprehensive chart of these.

They have three daughters and eight grandchildren, plus a step-grandson, and will become great-grandparents later this year when their grand-daughter in Johannesburg has her baby!

This is Yvonne’s story in her own words:

I always wanted to write. It was something that started in my childhood, the desire to see words on paper, but not just any words – my words. As I went into my teens I understood it better and started scribbling stories. Romantic stories, of course. In my young days a girl still dreamed of romance and was prepared to wait for that brave and handsome Knight on his white charger to come and sweep you off your feet. It was all so innocent and exciting.

Writing and getting my work published was the natural progress of my childhood dreams, but the reality of life intruded and my dream had to be shelved when I got married and started having a family. I was in my late 20s when I enrolled for a short-story course which was accomplished through the good old GPO (General Post Office). It taught me a tremendous amount, but getting published was still a stumbling block. There weren’t many magazines that published romantic short stories, and most of them had their long list of authors who supplied them regularly.

I decided eventually that there might be a greater possibility of success by writing a long romantic novel (Mills & Boon style). I had worked on something for a number of years when I had time to spare and would hide it in the cupboard under my clothes until the compulsion grabbed me again and forced me to haul it out. I had done this about three times, rewriting from the beginning, but never quite getting beyond the halfway mark each time.

It went on like this until a bout of depression laid me low in 1973. I was working at the time but realised that I needed to do something which would occupy my mind completely and compel me to stay focussed. So … out came the old, half-finished romantic novel again. It was hard going in the beginning, but this time, with the encouragement of a young woman I worked with, I finished the book. I am my own worst critic so I delayed sending off my manuscript. It needed polishing, the rough edges needed smoothing, and so it would go on until my young friend cornered me one day and made me promise that I would send the manuscript to Mills & Boon. I promised, but we were transferred before I could do anything about it, and when we were settled I once again delayed doing something about the manuscript.

In 1974 doors began to open for me. I was still working, trying to bring in some extra money to pay for the little luxuries we couldn’t otherwise afford, but in my spare time I was still honing my manuscript, reluctant to send it off until I felt it was good enough. It was the untimely death of my young friend that finally spurred me into action. I had made a promise, she was no longer there for me to ask to be released from it, so there was only one thing to do. I sent off the first three chapters to Mills & Boon in London, asking if they would read it with a view to publication.

In the interim, my mother had come for a visit. She realised that I was still battling to get my short stories published and suggested that I try writing a short story in Afrikaans as I have an Afrikaans background. I laughed at this at first, arguing that my Afrikaans was way too bad, but in the end I tried it. Much to my surprise my very short little story was accepted by a new Afrikaans magazine called PRONK. They accepted my next two stories as well and, as “Pronk” promptly vanished off the scene UITSPAN took over and published my remaining two stories. I wrote them under the name (Y)ana (W)asserman.

At the same time that these stories were accepted and published I received a letter from Alan Boon in London, notifying me that my romantic novel was a wee bit short on words as they liked their novels to be somewhere in the region of fifty to sixty thousand words and mine was only around forty-nine thousand. Nevertheless they would appreciate it if I would send along the remainder of my manuscript for their perusal. Which I did, and a month later I heard from them again, informing me that my manuscript had been accepted.

The publishing date for “East To Barryvale” was set for April 1975 and I was told that I would shortly receive a contract for a further two books. Would I please be so kind as to sign at all the required places and return it to them forthwith. Typical of Alan Boon, he suggested that I have my husband and my lawyer read through the contract and that I sign it only if all parties are satisfied. To be honest, I never bothered with a lawyer. I signed the contract, sent it off, received my own copy by return post, and for the next 17 years I never looked back.

In those 17 years I had 44 books published. My last book “Far Horizons” was published in 1992. The way things had changed towards the end of those 17 years, and what was required of me as an author to make my books publishable finally took it’s toll and I just drew a blank. I just couldn’t do it anymore, literally and figuratively speaking.

I am now 69 and I would still like to write, but I would like to write from the heart again (as I did in the beginning when Alan Boon and his crew were still at the helm). I want to write about people, about their joys and woes. I would like to write about falling in love, about the underlying passion that only one person in the world can awaken, but I would prefer to write it from a moral, even Christian, point of view. In other words, the good old-fashioned romance where your imagination did the over-time and you could sit back with a smile and a sigh.

Yvonne Whittal

This is the spirit of romance that Classic Romance Revival celebrates, and we’d love you to join us for our launch party….

Romance is a wonderful thing in all its forms - sweet male/female, erotic male/female, menage, male/male. Although some writers at Classic Romance Revival do write hotter stories, this is not an erotic or menage group. At Classic Romance Revival we respect such genres but we showcase sweet and sensual reads. (Think PG14) If you enjoy reading or writing sweet romance, or sensual male-female romance, you may be interested in joining a new Yahoo group called Classic Romance Revival.

The group will hold chats, showcase authors, show excerpts. Readers will be able to ask authors questions and get to know them.

We are holding a CLASSIC ROMANCE REVIVAL LAUNCH PARTY on April 3rd. There’ll be excerpts, chats, questions, answers and prizes!

If you’re interested, please have a look via the link here:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/classicromancerevival/

See you there!

Judah Raine

Judah Raine
http://www.judahraine.com
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Coming soon: A Thick Black Line

Launching with a bang not a whimper…

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

The little ship Revival is about to launch officially – Friday 3rd April, at 1pm EST, to be exact! Plans for tomorrow’s “Launch With A Bang And Not A Whimper” Party are well under way, and new registrations to our group are coming in thick and fast. At this rate, we gonna need a bigger ship…

What started out as a “little sail to test the waters” seems set to becoming something of a Classic Romance Revival Armada! This is reassuring. And encouraging. It also tells me a whole lot more. It sends a very clear message that “classic romance” (i.e. without the erotic or ménage component) is still alive and well and that, as a genre, it is looking to establish itself firmly in the marketplace as a popular genre.

While we at CRR have the utmost respect for writers of other genres, and are wholly committed to a mutually supportive co-existence, there has been a perception out there that “classic romance” is slowly dying out, or at the very least has become a “fringe” genre catering to a select few “old fashioned” readers and writers. Perhaps this is the case. But the response to the formation of the group in two short weeks, the feedback from authors and readers, and the sudden emergence of “classic only” publishers and related discussions on other groups and blogs I have visited has shown me very clearly that the genre might not be so “select” after all!

It seems that all of us need a “collective voice” and that is what Classic Romance Revival is all about. We’d like to become a place for writers and readers of classic romance to interact, build relationship, and get to know one another as individuals. We’d like to support new authors or aspiring authors, and provide a network to help them to get established in an exciting industry. We’d like to create a platform for new and established authors to promote and grow within their chosen genre. Most of all, we’d like to be recognised as a group which is transparent, exciting, and committed to the enduring values that hold the fabric of life together.

Big dreams? Maybe. But I believe if you’re going to aim, aim high, and if you’re going to do something, do it well. I also believe that the success of something is directly related to the calibre of people involved. Without the commitment of readers and writers alike, this dream means nothing. Each of us has something valuable and unique to contribute. Each of us has our individual strengths. All of us, together, can achieve the impossible.

So, as our little ship sets sail tomorrow on her maiden voyage, she carries the hopes, dreams and aspirations of many. I believe she’s a sturdy little craft, light and strong and able to go the distance. I also believe she has the best crew in the world.

Thanks, everyone, for your amazing response and support! Without you, I’d still be at the shipbuilders, wondering if my tub would float!

If you would like to attend our launch party:

LAUNCH WITH A BANG AND NOT A WHIMPER PARTY

FRIDAY 3RD APRIL FROM 1PM EST TILL ABOUT 8PM EST….

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/classicromancerevival/

if you enjoy reading or writing sweet romance, or sensual male-female romance, you may be interested in joining a new Yahoo group called Classic Romance Revival.

Romance is a wonderful thing in all its forms - sweet male/female, erotic male/female, menage, male/male. Although some writers at Classic Romance Revival do write hotter stories, this is not an erotic or menage group. At Classic Romance Revival we respect such genres but we showcase sweet and sensual reads. (Think PG14)

The group will hold chats, showcase authors, show excerpts. Readers will be able to ask authors questions and get to know them.

Join us at our launch party - There’ll be excerpts, chats, questions, answers and prizes!

I hope to see you there!

Jude

Judah Raine
http://www.judahraine.com
http://www.judahraine.com/romancewriteup

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