Articles by: Lila DiPasqua

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Love Rocks: The Different Historical Novella

Love Rocks: The Different Historical Novella

The Christmas season is upon us. You’d like to start a new series. Try something different. But do you really have the time to invest? Especially when your Christmas list is long. And you still haven’t figured out what to get Uncle Bob (He’s always so difficult to buy for.)

I have a soft spot for historical romance novels. It’s what I write, after all. And there’s a wonderful trend that I love—the historical romance novella written as a standalone story that’s part an existing series. Or in some cases, used to launch a new series.

What better way to sample a brand new series that’s caught your eye than to dive into a novella?

Posted by × November 18, 2013 ×

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The hustle and bustle of Christmas…

The hustle and bustle of Christmas…

Let’s face it.  You’re busy this time of year.  You love the holiday season, but you’ve got shopping to do, parties to attend (more shopping for clothes to wear to those parties) and the decorations to put up, gifts to wrap. And then there’s planning for that big Christmas feast you’re going to prepare this year.

In between it all, you’re driving around town, singing to the Christmas carols on the radio. (Come on. I can’t be the only one who does this.) And you take in as many holiday movies as I can.

But that doesn’t satisfy a booklover’s soul. No, the only thing that does that is, well, you guessed it.

Books.

 

You love holiday-themed romances—I mean who doesn’t? But you don’t always have time to read when you’ve got so much to do. No worries. I believe I’ve found two holiday gems—novellas, in fact—that I think you’ll enjoy, and add to your holiday cheer.

Posted by × December 10, 2012 ×

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Fantastic Fairy Tales

Fantastic Fairy Tales

ONCE UPON A TIME . . . I love that timeless phrase. Just four simple words and you know you’re about to be transported into the world of fairy tales.

The beloved genre of fairy tales, as we know it, is only a mere three hundred and fifteen years old. And it all started in France when a 17th century French writer, Charles Perrault, dared to do something no one had ever done before. You see, long before the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen and Disney, Perrault was the first to take folklore that had been passed on verbally for centuries, write them down and add morals to tales such as Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Little Red Riding Hood, to name a few. He was the creator of The Tales of Mother Goose. It’s not surprising, really. He lived in a time and place that was full of the very elements we all love about fairy tales—prince and princesses, elegant lords and ladies, and opulent masquerade balls. A time of high culture and excesses.

Posted by × July 3, 2012 ×