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  • A Personal Update from Asha A Personal Update from Asha

    A Personal Update from Asha

A Personal Update from Asha

Bonjour, mes amis!

This is Asha Dubois. Over the years I’ve claimed many titles—supermodel, haute couture designer, fashion mogul, and pioneer. I’ve been called a diva, a snob, an ice queen, a cutthroat bitch, and much worse. Frankly I don’t care what others call me—just spell my name right.

And speaking of names, people often ask me about the origin of my last name. I proudly tell them that I’m the descendant of a French-African composer named Jean-Marcel Dubois, the son of a slave who rose to prominence after distinguishing himself in the French Army.

But I’ll leave the history lessons to Mama Wolf….

Of all the roles I’ve played over the years, what I’m most proud of is being a wife, mother, and grandmother. I adore my daughter Samara, her husband Marcus, and the wonderful grandchildren they blessed me with. And what can I say about my husband? Sterling Wolf is the most amazing man I’ve ever known. He can be stubborn, exasperating, and downright uncivilized…and I wouldn’t change a damn thing about him. I love that man like nobody’s business. And, miraculously, he loves me too.

  • Welcome to Maureen-Smith.com 4.0! Welcome to Maureen-Smith.com 4.0!

    Welcome to Maureen-Smith.com 4.0!

Welcome to Maureen-Smith.com 4.0!

Hello friends and fans!

Welcome to my newly redesigned website! The site has been revamped to heighten the visual experience and bring you all the latest news in a bold, improved format. Several improvements have also been made to the Book Store, where until March 22 you can get 30% off autographed books. If there’s a title you’ve been missing or one that’s out of print, why not treat yourself to a discounted autographed copy?

  • To Kiss or Kill: What Makes A Successful Romantic Suspense To Kiss or Kill: What Makes A Successful Romantic Suspense

    To Kiss or Kill: What Makes A Successful Romantic Suspense

To Kiss or Kill: What Makes A Successful Romantic Suspense

by Maureen Smith

If you’ve ever picked up a novel by best-selling authors Tami Hoag or Sandra Brown, you already have a pretty good idea of what a romantic suspense novel is. What you may not know are the ingredients necessary for writing a best-selling romantic suspense. As with any other genre, there are assigned rules and formulas.

In most cases, the relationship between the hero and heroine is the most important aspect of the story. Ask any romance editor, and they’ll probably tell you that the romance between your two protagonists must be fully developed in order to meet their requirements. By fully developed, I mean that there must be a complete progression of your protagonists’ relationship, from beginning to end. There’s a reason the genre is called romantic suspense, not suspenseful romance. The romance must come first. Achieving the perfect balance between the two can be tricky. Unlike other fiction genres, you’re straddling the fence between two readerships.

By |February 21st, 2013|Resources on Writing|Comments Off on To Kiss or Kill: What Makes A Successful Romantic Suspense

Promo Video for Any Way You Want It

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Childhood friends Remy and Zandra burn up the pages in the electrifying sequel to Whatever You Like. Check out the sexy trailer for Any Way You Want It, then pick up your copy today!

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By |February 20th, 2013|Videos|2 Comments
  • FAQs for Aspiring Writers FAQs for Aspiring Writers

    FAQs for Aspiring Writers

FAQs for Aspiring Writers

by Maureen Smith

Q. How do I write a book?
A. Writing takes a lot of hard work, patience, and determination. If you’re serious about writing a book, I strongly recommend that you take creative writing classes and/or attend workshops where you can learn about the craft of writing. You can also visit your local library or bookstore, or go online to find articles that give valuable tips on writing and getting published. There are tons of resources out there for aspiring writers. You must do your research.

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