L.A. McGinnis’s Queen of Swords finals in 2019 Paranormal Reviewer’s Choice

Paranormal, apocalyptic fantasy was never a genre I picked up in the past. But since editing several series, I have become a fan. The Banished Gods series by L.A. McGinnis appealed to the history geek in me. Norse gods punished and sent to Earth to save the humans. Sexy, mighty Norse gods. Strong, independent women … Continue reading L.A. McGinnis’s Queen of Swords finals in 2019 Paranormal Reviewer’s Choice

Readers love Meredith Bond’s new Regency Series

"A fabulous historical romance, “A Hand for a Duke” is the first in its series and an unbeatable introduction."     InD'tale Book Reviews, Crowned Heart recipient I love starting a new series, getting to know new friends, and following their antics. This was a treat to edit. Meredith Bond's "The Ladies' Wagering Whist Society" … Continue reading Readers love Meredith Bond’s new Regency Series

New Regency Series by Dayna Quince

I enjoy editing Dayna Quince's books. The plots are entertaining, the romance is steamy—I mean scorching—with the perfect amount of humor and angst sprinkled throughout the story. The Northumberland Nine are gently bred sisters, all of marriageable age, and terribly desperate to get married. The problem? Their fertile father is so busy traveling and searching … Continue reading New Regency Series by Dayna Quince

Merry Christmas from the Editing Hall

Be sure the spelling on your holiday cards are correct. Here's a list to check twice! Common mistakes to avoid when penning a note of Yuletide cheer: Christmastime is one word. Ho! Ho! Ho! has exclamation points after each one. Santa Claus has no E at the end. Xmas does not have a hyphen after … Continue reading Merry Christmas from the Editing Hall

Adverbs: The Uninvited Guests

Adverbs have received a bad rap over the years. Many authors diligently avoid words ending with -ly. Yet, those little devils may sneak in without notice. I love a well-placed adverb. Used sparingly, it can help set the tone or add just the right detail to a mental image.  By definition, an adverb describes or … Continue reading Adverbs: The Uninvited Guests

Scottish Regency: Rhapsody and Rebellion by Aubrey Wynne

The Editing Hall loves historical romance!  A Scottish Regency with a bit of mystic lore by award-winning author Aubrey Wynne. A Scottish legacy... A political rebellion... Two hearts destined to meet... Raised in his father’s image, the Earl of Stanfeld is practical and disciplined. There are no gray lines interrupting the Gideon’s black and white … Continue reading Scottish Regency: Rhapsody and Rebellion by Aubrey Wynne