DC Area Storytellers

The DC Area Storytellers are a group of authors of multiple genres residing in or near the Washington, DC area. Published within the fields of romance, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, fiction and non-fiction, this diverse group of authors offers a wide range of works for readers to savor.

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Join Me on the Red Rose Channel of Blog Talk Radio

Saturday, January 30, 2010
That's right--me, the person who hates to chat--will be co-hosting the Red Rose Channel at Blog Talk Radio tomorrow, January 31, from 2-3 p.m. EST. Well, I might hate IM chat, but I do like to talk.
And I won't be the only one there. The featured guest will be Red Rose author Angela Kaye Austin. Angela is an author of inter-racial contemporary romance novels featuring strong African-American women whose love can't be bound by race, bank accounts, age, religion or gender. Her current novel, Love's Chance, tells the story of Sinclair Mosley, a woman on a mission to pay back her parents and save her family business. That mission takes her to Pennsylvania, where the locals don't exactly welcome her with open arms. But Chance O'Malley does. At the risk of losing everything that brought her to Pennsylvania, including her family's restaurant, Sinclair must decide if she's willing to take a chance on love.
My co-host will be one half of the Red Rose Channel's terrific twosome, Kali Willows. Franny is away on a well-deserved vacation, and she turned over the keys to the kingdom. Tune in or call in (917-889-3332), if only to see how I manage to make her sorry. ;-)
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Waiting to Promo

Sunday, January 17, 2010
Still deep in the writing cave, but I'll be emerging soon. Promise! (Be afraid. Be very afraid...) As a foretaste, today I posted the first tickle of promo for "Hoodoo Cupid", my February 4 release from Red Rose, at Beyond the Veil.
Tomorrow, if I figure out how to do it, I'll try to post a very low res version of one of the interior pages of Fantasy Art Templates. My promo copies arrived yesterday, and they are beautiful beyond belief. Even better, earlier tonight Jana Oliver was looking for the name of a specific member of the angelic hosts--and it was in there, along with everything from pirates to giants to snake goddesses. Not only is it gorgeous, the book's a great reference too. Win!
Cheers and smiles,
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Monica Burns Kismet Blog Tour

Sunday, January 3, 2010
I'll be blogging throughout the month. Come join me!

Because I don’t know how to say no, I’ve wound up with what I think folks could say is a blog tour. My first stop is at Unusual Historicals today. I’ll be chatting about Morocco the setting for my new Berkley Sensation release, . Come read for a chance to win a free copy of . Drawings open to residents in US and other countries. Shipping/handling fees for shipment of book to locations outside of US is responsibility of winner. International winners may prepay postage via PayPal.

Unusual Historicals

For more dates and locations of my blog tour, visit my Google Calendar and subscribe for email reminders. Read an Excerpt

Critical Acclaim

"Burns' story is hotter than the desert sands! She succeeds with a classic captive/captor romance akin to a Johanna Lindsey classic. Relax and enjoy the sizzling show -- complete with a lesson in bananas and seduction.” — RTBOOKreviews

“Don't miss this one!” — Sabrina Jeffries, NYT bestselling author

“...a wonderful historical fiction voice. The way she builds up the attraction between her hero and heroine shows her skill as an author...” — Babbling About Books, and More

"The imagery that Monica Burns paints of Moroccan and the people is mesmerizing. So captivating is the love story that is truly romance at its best, purest and most captivating that you will regret not absorbing every word on the page." — Book Junkie

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Samhain New Year Blog

Friday, January 1, 2010
For reasons beyond human ken, the good folks at Samhain Publishing thought I'd be the perfect person to open the next decade of the company blog. You can read the damage here. One thing you can be sure of, it fits right in with the Cartoon Network's New Year Looney Tunes marathon. Enjoy!
Best New Year wishes,
Jean Marie
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Happy New Year!

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