Friday, February 08, 2008

Family

Family! No one can push your buttons faster or make you crazier than your family can. It's because they know you better than anyone else. They know what makes you laugh, what makes you cry and what you're passionate about. They know your weaknesses and your strengths.

That's what makes it so fascinating to write family sagas. Whether the family is a farming family in Maine, brothers in a futuristic world, or vampires. The fact remains, that family dynamics always makes for an interesting mix.

Some families get along well...others, not so much. Either way, it's challenging and rewarding to write about. It adds a layer of realism to any work, plus it allows the writer access to all sorts of emotional situations and tension.

Plus, I'm a sucker for writing series. With a family involved there is always plenty of opportunity for more books.

Do you enjoy books that delve into family relationships? Do you have a favorite?

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Eternally Yours Contest

What could you spend an eternity doing?

What is your passion? Your hunger? Your deepest desire?

Each day beginning February 5 and running through February 14 one of the ten authors will complete the line, "My darling I could spend eternity…" on either their blog or website.

Collect all ten answers and e-mail them to anny@annycook.com with Eternally Yours in the subject line to win some hot, romantic books. There will be three lucky Valentine winners.

The prizes –1st prize--5 books

2nd prize--3 books

3rd prize--2 books
Entries must be in by February 16 at midnight EST. All books and prize winners will be drawn randomly.

Sandra Cox Silverhills
Mona Risk To Love a Hero
Brynn Paulin Tribute For the Goddess
Bronwyn Green Mystic Circle
Cindy Spencer Pape Stone and Earth
N.J. Walters Seduction of Shamus O’Rourke
Elyssa Edwards Mating Stone
Amarinda Jones Shades of Gray
Kelly Kirch Time for Love
Anny Cook Honeysuckle

6 comments:

Kathy said...

I have lots of favorites. Your Tapestry series and Dalakis series of course.:-) I also absolutely love the Drake Sisters by Christine Feehan. The Donovan Legacy series by Nora Roberts. There are a lot.

Anny Cook said...

I like the Chesapeake series by Nora Roberts, of course your many series, the Rowan series by Anne McCaffrey, the Only series by Elizabeth Lowell, the Donovan family by Elizabeth Lowell... yeah, I could go on and on and on... not to mention that Llewellyn family by that Cook woman.

Shelley Munro said...

I love books about families. It's always interesting to see our new characters integrate and react to the family dynamics. Some of my favorite authors in this area are Nora Roberts, Christine Feehan, Lauren Dane and there's this writer called NJ Walters who writes some pretty good ones, too.

N.J.Walters said...

Thank you, Kathy. I'm a huge fan of the Drake Sisters. And any series by Nora. LOL

N.J.Walters said...

Hey, Anny. Yup, I'm hoping that Cook woman will write more books about Aquila Johnson's fascinating family. *g*

N.J.Walters said...

LOL Thank you so much, Shelley. I love series...writing and reading. There are so many, it's hard to even start naming them.