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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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EVERYONE.  Yes, everyone who commented on my post through 10pm last evening (8/22/15) wins a free book.  Contact me through the link on my website www.cindykirk.com 

International friends–contact me and give me your kindle email addy, along with which book of mine you’d like

USA friends- email me with your snail mail addy and which book you’d like to receive.

Thanks for commenting!  Have a fabulous Sunday!

 

 

Cindy Kirk

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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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According to the 2014 Nielsen Romance Buyer Survey for Romance Writers of America, the following are the 10 most popular romance tropes for readers. Are any of these favorites of yours?

1. Friends to lovers

This one is a particular favorite of mine, although I’m not sure if attraction–at least to some small degree–doesn’t have to be there from the beginning. I think of some of the guy friends I had before I was married and it seemed either the attraction was there or it wasn’t.  Of course, that doesn’t mean I don’t love books where the guy–or gal–suddenly sees the other in an entirely new light.

The book I’m currently writing–Summer in Good Hope,  June 2016, belongs here.  And in #7 as well.

2. Soul mate/fate

This is an interesting one.  I especially like the fate component of this one.  Sort of like where the fates conspire to keep a couple together until they fall in love.

Love at Mistletoe Inn would fit here as well as in #3.

3. Second chance at love

I’ve always liked this one. Sometimes it wasn’t the couple’s time to be together before (for a variety of reasons) and they are now being given a second chance.  Or it could be like in my book, Christmas in Good Hope, that one of the couple has lost someone they loved and are now being given another chance at love.  

4. Secret Romance

Hmmm, I’m trying to think of a book I’ve written–or even read–that fits here.  I know there must be one.  Have you read any lately that fit into this category? 

5. First love

This trope is a particular favorite. Though I can’t recall writing a book like this I know there has to be at least one… 

6. Strong hero/heroine

Seriously, is there any other kind?

7. Reunited loves

8. Love triangle

I don’t think I’ve done any of these…not true love triangles anyway

9. Sexy billionaire/millionaire

The book of mine that immediately jumps to mind is When She Was Bad.  Robert Marshall was definitely a sexy billionaire.  Love, love, love him! 

10. Sassy heroine

My heroine in One Night Stand fits perfectly here.

Fabulous news:  This week I’m giving away THREE books !!  If your name is drawn you will have your choice of either Betting on the Maverick, or The MD’s Unexpected Family.  International friends will win an e-book if their name is drawn.

How do you enter?  Easy peasy.  Simply comment and tell me YOUR top 3 tropes.

Then, check back on Sunday to see if you’re a winner!

Cindy Kirk

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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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Theresa,

Email me your snail mail addy at Cindy@CindyKirk.com and I’ll get the book in the mail!

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Cindy Kirk

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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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I subscribe to The Positivity Blog- Happiness and Awesomeness Tips that Work in Real Life. www.positivityblog.com

A couple of weeks ago the blog was on Powerful Habits.  I don’t know about you but I’m always looking for ways to make positive changes.  I guess that’s what initially caused me to subscribe to this blog.  This particular topic resonated with me and it was a good reinforcement.  I thought you might enjoy it, too, so I’ll give you the five points raised and my response to them.

1. When you’re taking action, focus only on the process –for me this means when a chapter isn’t coming together the way I want, I focus on the process.  I show up and work on that chapter until I get it right.  I don’t worry about the results because I know if I work on the writing, it will eventually come together in a satisfactory way.

2. Remember why you are taking action –  I’ll use the example of exercise for this one.  The suggestion was to write down 1-3 reasons why you’re taking action…so here’s my reasons for exercising:  1) exercise makes me stronger physically.  I like being able to lift items or engage in activities without being out of breath 2) exercise lowers my stress level and helps me sleep better at night 3) Exercise keeps me toned so I look better in my clothes.    I have to admit just writing these reasons, reinforces that habit and reminds me why I go to the gym every day.

3. Reminder: you don’t want to hurt yourself.  I admit this one confused me at first but really it’s about when you are productive and you do the right thing, you feel good about yourself.

4. Take smaller steps on the days when the big ones seem too daunting-  I’ll use a household example for this one.  After I quit working to write full time, I took a look at our coat closet and thought–I really need to clean this out.  But it was hard to get started, so I began by cleaning off the top shelf and went from there.  It really made me feel good to make progress and now it’s completely organized…and I discovered I had fifteen mini umbrellas I never knew I had! lol 

5. Celebrate what you did today- the suggestion was to take two minutes at the end of the day to think about and appreciate what you did during the day. Maybe write it down, or have a treat, or tell someone how good you felt over what you got done.   I used to do this all the time with lawn mowing.  I love mowing because it always looks so nice once it was done.  Often I would sit on the porch for several minutes after I finished, gazing out over the newly mowed lawn, feeling very happy with myself.

I thought it might be nice if each of you told me one thing you’re proud of having accomplished today.  Big or small they all count.  Each person who comments will be entered into a drawing to win a copy of The MD’s Unexpected Family!  Check back on Sunday to see if you’re a winner!

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Cindy Kirk

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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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In the book I’m currently writing (Summer in Good Hope, June 2016), Max and Primrose, the hero and heroine are both math nerds.  They also love Sudoku.

Now, I was not a dummy in math.  In fact I was placed in the accelerated math program in high school (that was a mistake–whatever I loved about math disappeared after that first year) but it’s never been my thing.  I was the girl who loved English, drama and…word find puzzles.

I still love Word Finds.

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I’ve tried to love Sudoku…but it seems like too much work (and too much like math)

JQ2 I’m curious to know if you love Sudoku, did you also love math?  

Does it make sense to you that my math loving H&H would enjoy Sudoku?

Inquiring minds want to know…

 

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