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by Kathleen Costa


“What if…?” is an intriguing question posed by authors of historical fiction, and more than just “changing names to protect the innocent” or avoiding libel claims, it is a way of enhancing true events and real people by providing realistic and plausible connections, interactions…love affairs? Henry VIII’s court, the Black Ladies’ Priory, Thomas Giffard, and Isabella Launder are real, but in the Roses in the Tempest the author envelopes a fictional story around them to bring to us a wonderful tale of Tudor England. “But, in the end, it is only a pleasing story.”

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Recently we chatted with Fresno romance author and local actor, Gabriela Lawson, about her writing and her new book A Count’s Caress. Details on how to enter to win an ebook copy of A Count’s Caress at the end of this interview, along with a link to purchase the book.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



We were able to catch Kate Noble after her talk for the Yosemite Romance Writers in Fresno and do a video interview. She chats with us about her latest book, here work on The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and future book and web series projects. Check out a more in depth print interview with her and a review of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries here in KRL.

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by Jessica Ham



Romance and web series writer Kate Noble will be speaking at the next Yosemite Romance Writers Meeting in Fresno on April 20. Kate Noble is the author of “deeply romantic historicals” and collaborator on the awesome Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a modern version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. She is the national bestselling author of the acclaimed Blue Raven Series, earning starred reviews from Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly for Follow My Lead, a spot on the Best Romance List from Kirkus Reviews for The Summer of You, and a RITA nomination for best Regency Historical Romance for Revealed. Her April 2013 release, Let It Be Me, has already been chosen as a Romantic Times Top Pick.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This week I have the delight of reviewing Jan Burke’s supernatural thriller The Messenger. For those of you who have not yet seen it, I am also posting my video interview with Jan from Left Coast Crime, and at the end of this review is a chance to win a copy of The Messenger!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


What To Expect When You’re Expecting was inspired by the non-fiction best selling book of the same name—a book that many have counted on to see them through the joys and fears of pregnancy, myself included.

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Crazy, Stupid, Love: Movie Review

IN THE August 1 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andBooks & Tales,
andJesus Ibarra,
andMovies
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by Jesus Ibarra



Crazy, Stupid, Love is all about what love does to people, and particularly when love can be painful, new, or unrequited. The great thing about this movie is that it isn’t a typical rom-com full of stupid clichés, but is actually quite realistic on its handle about love.

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by Diana Hockley



This week mystery author Diana Hockley from Australia shares something different with KRL–a fun little romance story where a little rat plays the part of matchmaker!

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by Sheri Humphreys & Marilyn Meredith



Sheri Humphreys shares with KRL about a wonderful writer’s group right here in the Fresno area, the Yosemite Romance Writers, and Marilyn Meredith then reviews a book by one of the group’s authors, Diane Story.
Two years ago a small group of women founded Yosemite Romance Writers, Inc. (YRW) as a chapter of Romance Writers of America® (RWA). Although the Fresno/Kings/Madera area had several different fiction writing groups established, nothing was available for writers specializing in romantic fiction.

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Just Go With It: Movie Review

IN THE February 14 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andBooks & Tales,
andContributors,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andMovies
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by Lorie Lewis Ham


It seems appropriate to review a romantic comedy on Valentine’s Day, even though they aren’t typically my favorite type of movie. This weekend I saw Just Go With It starring, Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston.

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