Monday, May 18, 2015


Last week, my post for Entertainment Weekly was all about the main difference between soap-operas and romance novels.

Surprisingly, while there is some overlap, not all soap fans are romance readers, and vice-versa.

This is a situation that must be rectified, as too many people are missing out on too much good stuff.

To that end, Joan Reeves, contributor to Summer Fire: Love When It's Hot Contemporary Romance Collection, offers this delicious tease of what's in store for you. With 21 different stories, there is bound to be something for everyone! Check it out and enjoy!

It's All in the Logline
by Joan Reeves

Logline is a script writing term. It's the one sentence used by those in the television and motion picture industry to pitch their project to the powers that be. Gradually, the logline, or short pitch,  gained popularity with book publishing editors and agents as a quick way to see if an author had a focused story.

Fast Forward to Today

In today's publishing and self-publishing world, most authors commonly use the logline as a "tagline" to describe their books to readers. Distilling an entire book into one sentence is, as you might imagine, difficult. For many authors, it's harder than writing the book! Sometimes, an author uses two sentences because getting it all in one is just about impossible.

Here's a tip for Authors who may not have mastered the logline yet. Imagine your book as a movie poster. What would the few words of text emblazoned on the poster say?

21 Bestselling Authors

The logline is crucial for authors in a box set. When there are 21 authors in a box set, the need for each to generate a short but evocative sentence is crucial. The authors of Summer Fire: Love When It's Hot Contemporary Romance Collection were tasked with this for not only the Book Description posted at all ebook sellers webpages but also for the Video I created for the box set.

I think these authors did an amazing job. Read the loglines below from the Summer Fire Authors and tell me what you think.


Leave a comment with your email address–not as a hot link but written out–to be entered in a random drawing for a free copy of Summer Fire: Love When It's Hot Contemporary Romance Collection. Giveaway is open until May 23 midnight. Winner will be chosen on May 24 by RandomNamePicker app and notified by email as well as in the Comments section of Alina's blog.

Summer Fire Authors & Their Loglines
Gennita Low, author of Sizzle.
Spies, Lola and Jake, fall hard for each other. Is their love strong enough for one assignment that would risk everything?

Stacey Mosteller, author of Just One Summer.
When Harvard bad boy Reece meets good girl Abbi on Cape Cod, he forgets about his punishment and focuses on corrupting her instead.

R.J. Lewis, author of Sinful.
Two different people from two different worlds find their lives colliding in the most sinful way.

L. Wilder, author of Summer Storm.
VP Guardrail's life has always been his MC club. It's up to him to fix a wrong, but he wasn't expecting Allie to take him by storm.

Victoria Danann, author of A Season in Gemini.
She couldn't live in my world. I couldn't live in hers.

Kym Grosso, author of Solstice Burn.
Love and temptation flare in a tropical paradise. When Chase rescues Penny, she learns to embrace her inner fantasies.

Cat Miller, author of Sun Burnt.
Kesslyn inherits a ranch, but the city girl is unsure she's up for the challenge. Can her sexy foreman rope her into staying forever?

Mimi Barbour, author of Big Girls Don't Cry.
He's everything she's ever wanted in a man, and she's nothing like the girl she wants to be–something's gotta change.

Clarissa Wild, author of Killer.
Secrets could kill you. He murdered her husband. She's the prime suspect seeking justice. Only one of them can win.

Teresa Gabelman, author of Rodeo Romance.
Jake McCabe had one rule: never date a client. Trisha Summers had a new rule: never date a man again. Rules were meant to be broken.

Helen Scott Taylor, author of Irish Kisses.
Ten years ago he said he loved her, then he left and broke her heart. Now he's back, and he wants her again, but can she trust him?

Victoria James, author of Sweet Surrender.
Cade showing up on her doorstep is not what Julia wants-but this bad-boy is back and ready to convince her that this time is forever.

Mona Risk, author of Husband for a Week.
A Sicilian vendetta, a fake husband, and a matchmaking grandmother complicate Jonathan and Isabella's lives. Can love conquer all?

Patrice Wilton, author of A Man for Hire.
Jordon's ex-boyfriend is bringing home a bride. To save face she hires a hot guy for the weekend. Sparks fly–can this be love?

Linda Barlow, author of My Mile-High Mistake.
Six years ago, she yearned for her sexy, forbidden high school teacher. Now she can't resist his temptation at 35,000 feet.

Joan Reeves, author of Heat Lightning.
Her husband found her, claimed her, rescued her–his touch makes her throb, her body knows him–but she remembers nothing about him.

Danielle Jamie, author of Tan Lines and Salty Kisses.
Becca and Parker have a second chance at summer romance. The spark is hotter than a Georgia July. Can it withstand news of his secret?

Terri Marie, author of Someone Exactly Like You.
Cameron Barron's plan was solid: a few lies, a disguise, and an apology to Chastity Newberry. What could possibly go wrong?

Lorhainne Eckhart, author of His Promise.
A love they thought would last forever. A promise forgotten–until one summer night.

Brandy L Rivers, author of Summer Rhythm.
Doug never could resist Chloe. She always runs. Will this time be different or is their summer rhythm destined to repeat.

Nicole Blanchard, author of Anchor.
I thought it was a weekend from hell, until he showed me a little piece of heaven.

Reminder: Giveaway

Remember, leave a comment with your email address to be entered in a random drawing for a free copy of Summer Fire: Love When It's Hot Contemporary Romance Collection. Giveaway is open until May 23 midnight. Winner will be chosen on May 24 by RandomNamePicker app and notified by email as well as in the Comments section of Alina's blog.

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Bio Note:
Joan Reeves, whose book in Summer Fire is Heat Lightning, is a bestselling author of Contemporary Romance. Available as ebooks and audiobooks, her romance novels all have the same underlying theme: “It’s never too late to live happily ever after.” Joan lives her happily ever after with her husband in the Lone Star State. Sign up for WordPlay, Joan's free email list for readers:


Joan Reeves said...

Thank you, Alina, for hosting me on your great blog. A death in the family caused me to be late in saying how much I appreciate the opportunity to have appeared here.

Jana Jani said...

Great. I appreciate. Have you another site like, who make a good romancing time for me. Thank you

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