Category Archives: Contemporary Romance

Don’t Forget to “Save the Cat.”


When I was writing the rough draft for The Trouble with Scarecrows, I received comments back from a critique partner. It was clear that she hated my main character to the core. Of course, I defended my reasons as to why I had given Brenda a Scrooge personality. For one, she is actually the antagonist …

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“The Trouble with Scarecrows” is on Reading Alley


My contemporary romance, The Trouble with Scarecrows, is available to download and review on Reading Alley until June 24, 2017. Reading Alley is a review site that not only gives members free books to download but you can also gain points towards rewards for honest reviews. The Trouble with Scarecrows is a Romantic Comedy all about food, …

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Chapter 1 – The Trouble with Scarecrows


The Trouble with Scarecrows  is the second book in the Trouble with Men series – However, the books are stand-alone & can be read in any order. Chapter 1   Brenda Fisher hesitated at the door of the multiplex as if she stood at the entrance to hell. The long corridor was faintly lit by electric candelabras …

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Chapter 1: The Trouble with Snowmen by Dorlana Vann


A Romantic Comedy all about heart-breakers (snowmen), fun shenanigans, fashion, séances, downtown Houston, urban cowgirls, and some of that kissy-kissy stuff. The Trouble with Snowmen by Dorlana Vann Book 1: Trouble with Men Series     Snowmen drift into your life like they were sent from above. The relationship is great, rolls right along and …

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Book (Tailored for Trouble) and Movie (Enchanted) Club’s Review for December 2016


December’s 2016 Book and Movie Review Theme: Romance Book/Movie Club Set Up: Each member of our group (women ages 24-48) draws a month and a genre/theme. Whosever month it is, gets to choose a book and movie in their category. (They do not have to be one in the same.) The group has approximately 3 …

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Paperback Giveaway plus Amazon eBook Freebie


Hi Friends, I wanted to let you know about two promotions I’m having right now. I’m giving away one paperback copy of  The Trouble with Snowmen. And Silverweed: a supernatural fairy tale eBook is free on Amazon. The Trouble with Snowmen’s paperback giveaway is being hosted by GoodReads. If you are already on GoodReads it …

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Discovery Green: Places from “The Trouble with Snowmen”


One of the Downtown Houston, Texas locations mentioned in my romantic comedy, The Trouble with Snowmen, is Discovery Green. This urban park has over 11 acres with a stage, a playground, shaded seating areas, gardens, and plenty of room for festivals. Last weekend, we (I went with my husband and son) attended the Egyptian Festival. They …

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