This post was originally published on Dead Darlings, a blog about novel writing run by alumni of GrubStreet's Novel Incubator program.
When I heard that the author of The Selection—one of my favorite series of all time—was writing a new standalone romance, I knew I had to get a copy. In A Thousand Heartbeats, #1 New York Times Bestseller Kiera Cass gives us the kind of sweeping, character-centric, slow-burn royalty romance we’ve come to expect from her. A classic enemies-to-lovers plot with dueling points of view, this story was right up my alley. …
Alfred Hitchcock famously insisted that all suspense requires a ticking clock. Regardless of genre, authors who want to thrill their audiences know they must harness the power of expectation, uncertainty, and nerve-wracking tension to keep readers turning the page. Join authors Dan Fogarty (Kill the Prince), Henriette Lazaridis (Terra Nova), and Lise Haines (Book of Knives) for a captivating discussion about how the crucial element of suspense can electrify your story.
Join us on January 18th at 7:00pm at 50 Liberty Dr. Boston, MA 02210. Porter Square Books …
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