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  • New Release: Felicity's Power from The Wild Rose Press

    27 March 2015

    Ex-lovers come face-to-face after a forty year separation: can you fall in love with the same person twice, Felicity's Power is the story of two lovers who meet after a forty year separation. Both are in their sixties — and that's pretty rare in the world...

  • My rules for writing romance

    23 October 2016 ( #Tips for writers, #Author Blog, #Romance writing )

    I have very definite rules when writing romance. My books have to contain the following elements: · Realistic heroes and heroines — people who are just like us, and who find themselves on the magic journey of falling in love · No business moguls, no billionaires...

  • The Problem with Books from The Write Way Café

    24 January 2017 ( #Tips for writers )

    I’m lucky: five or six absolutely wonderful books with humor, exciting language, an original way of telling a story, have recently made their way onto my reader. But there have been others too, well-written, almost interesting. Almost interesting? Yes,...

  • How would you feel if…

    13 December 2016

    Tuesday, December 13, 2016 How would you feel if… With: J. Arlene Culiner Giveaway Alert! How would it feel if you were being watched, but didn’t know who was watching? If you knew you were being followed, but couldn’t see who was following? If you received...

  • Exotic Settings and Suspenseful Tales Fill J Arlene Culiner’s Stories

    02 March 2017

    Posted on February 8, 2017 by Elizabeth Meyette J Arlene Culiner reminds me of Indiana Jones, or maybe Lara Croft. Her wealth of exotic life experiences is rich soil to draw on for her books. I am so pleased to welcome you back to my blog, J Arlene. First,...

  • Romance Heroes and Heroines Over Forty: Love stories, Divorce, Gray Hair and Wrinkles

    02 August 2013

    Charm, confidence, a sense of humor that comes with experience, that sexy aura. Haven’t people always said these things about older men? Yes, they have. And now they’re being said about older women. Finally. But let’s show our age in a positive way. Twenty...

  • Cover Release: A Swan's Sweet Song

    01 January 2015

    Blurb: The instant Sherry and Carston meet, there’s desire and fascination in the air…but they’re complete opposites. Smart-talking Sherry fought her way up from poverty to stardom as a country music singer. Now, she’s ever in the limelight, ever surrounded...

  • The Turkish Affair

    04 September 2016

    A suspense without violence; a love story with intelligent characters http://romancelivesforever.blogspot.com/2016/09/culiner.html

  • The Turkish Affair: Spotlight and Giveaway on Harlequin Junkies

    25 September 2016 ( #Blog, #Author interview )

    Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author J. Arlene Culiner to HJ! The setting for my romantic suspense, The Turkish Affair, is an archaeological site in central Turkey. My heroine, Anne, is a former American journalist who, after a scandalous affair...

  • Waiting to hear from a publisher is a mug’s game

    20 August 2015 ( #Tips for writers )

    I’ve just finished writing the biography of the nineteenth-century Ukrainian poet and songster, Benjamin Ehrenkranz. Yes, he’s totally forgotten today, but back then, his tunes and words of protest drew quite a crowd. Wild, unconventional, itinerant,...

  • In Defense of Secondary Characters

    07 September 2016 ( #Romance writing )

    Those wonderful people nobody loves It’s just terrible! Look for the definition of a secondary character and you’ll come up with something like this: “A minor character supports the main character in a story. Also known as two-dimensional characters or...

  • Author Interview on Romancing the Book

    14 September 2016 ( #Author interview )

    Interview: J. Arlene Culiner excerpt, interview Add comments Sep 142016 Jen: Today we welcome J. Arlene Culiner to Romancing the Book. J. Arlene, will you share a short bio with us? J. Arlene: Born in New York, raised in Toronto, I’ve spent most of my...

  • Guest Post on Lyrical Pens

    07 September 2016 ( #Author Blog )

    1 sur 58 Thirty-three years to write a romance? Come visit and leave a comment!! http://www.lyricalpens.com/ Guest post by author J. Arlene Culiner cj Sez: Lyrical Pens hosts a guest post today from a wonderful storyteller, J. Arlene Culiner. And if you...

  • Author Interview on Romance Lives Forever

    20 September 2016 ( #Author interview )

    The Turkish Affair #contemporary romantic #suspense @JArleneCuliner #RLFblog The Turkish Affair by J. Arlene Culiner. Born in New York, raised in Toronto, J. Arlene Culiner has spent most of her life in England, Germany, Turkey, Greece, Hungary and the...

  • The Turkish Affair and some armchair travel: Just Contemporary Romance

    24 September 2016 ( #Author Blog )

    http://www.justcontemporaryromance.com/2016/09/the-turkish-affair-and-some-armchair.html?spref=fb Armchair travel? Nothing like it. No last-minute panic while getting out to the airport; no check-in or security check lines; no obnoxious seat partner on...

  • Interview with The Write Way Café

    28 February 2016

    Welcome to The Write Way Café! An Interview with J. Arlene Culiner The Write Way Café welcomes J. Arlene Culiner, who discusses her very interesting road to publication and offers advice: Never. Ever. Throw away any writing. Where did the idea for your...

  • 20QS with Author J. Arlene Culiner

    16 May 2016

    Interview on the Romance Reader's Club May 11, 2016 admin 20QS 2 Today we’re pleased to welcome J. Arlene Culiner to the 20QS spotlight. * 1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself? I’ve always been a restless sort of person, ever itching for adventure....

  • Author Interview: The Write Way Café

    08 June 2016

    Welcome to The Write Way Café! Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 1:00 AM | By: Cafe Getting to Know J. Arlene Culiner The Write Way Café welcomes J. Arlene Culiner. She's led an itinerant life, learned from her experiences, and done some crazy things in the name...

  • Finding Love in the Desert : romance, snakes and quirky villagers

    19 June 2013 ( #Romance )

    I’d like to tell you about my new contemporary romance, All About Charming Alice, which is being published by Crimson Romance (http://www.crimsonromance.com) and will be coming out on August 12th, 2013. The book tells the story of Alice Treemont and Jace...

  • The Waiting Game

    21 July 2015 ( #Tips for writers )

    Okay, the job is done. The manuscript is as perfect as it ever will be (or so you think.) You've sent off a few chapters to a publisher (or an agent) and — glory be — they've written back, asking for the full manuscript. And now, here you are, chewing...

  • Stuck in a rut? Uninspired? Change gears!

    21 September 2015 ( #Tips for writers )

    Are you bored to tears by the novel/short story/biography you’re working on? Is your passion to write being smothered by frustration? Are you in limbo, waiting for a book to be issued, or a manuscript to be accepted? Or perhaps you’re the sort of person...

  • Falling in Love: the Fantasy of Romance Writing and Reading

    18 January 2016 ( #Tips for writers )

    Despite recent rehabilitation and merging of the genre with other genres, the stigma attached to the romance genre continues to be strong, with some dedicated readers embarrassed to admit to buying or even reading the books. The romance genre has over...

  • Why Are You Writing?

    20 October 2015 ( #Tips for writers )

    “So, I hear you’re a writer?” The man in the blue shirt looks rather smug, arch too. “Let me tell you about something that happened to me. I bet you could make a great story out of it.” And then, with or without your acquiescence, he proceeds to roll...

  • That Old Malady: Writer's Block...

    20 June 2015 ( #Tips for writers )

    You wake up early because you're inspired. The ideas are racing through your head. Today is the big day: you're just about to begin working on your most brilliant manuscript. And then... Well, come visit, read all about what happens next. Sigh. http:...

  • Review: A SWAN’S SWEET SONG by J. Arlene Culiner

    07 June 2015 ( #Reviews )

    The Book Breeze About Where writers and readers meet Review: A SWAN’S SWEET SONG by J. Arlene Culiner May 22, 2015 · by The Book Breeze · in Romance Reviews · Leave a comment A Swan’s Sweet Song by J.Arlene Culiner Wild Rose Press (2015) Genre: Contemporary...

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