I’m thrilled to announce that Carmen Falcone and I have joined forces to provide editorial services with a unique twist. We specialize in deep content editing of romance fiction. We started this business because we know how frustrating it can be to find reliable freelance editors who maintain your voice while transforming a good story into a memorable one.
We also believe two heads think better than one. That’s why our commitment to you is to have every manuscript we read evaluated by the two of us. For an affordable rate, you get two fresh perspectives on your work and we ensure high quality.
We offer two unique perspectives that incorporate content editing, story development, characterization, checking emotional turning points, problem-solving, conflict, and plot evolution.
This will be included internally in the packages through track changes in word documents and an editorial letter.
Specializing in Romance Fiction*
- Contemporary Romance/Short & Long
- Romantic Suspense
One Pass/Two Editors–.005 per word
Two Passes/Two Editors–.007 per word
*We do not accept manuscripts with rape, incest, or bestiality themes.
For more information check out our website: Bootcamp Edits.
You can also visit our Facebook Page and give us a like here: Bootcamp Edits Facebook Page
Here's a little more about our backgrounds in the romance industry:
I have over 12 years experience in the romance publishing industry as an award winning writer, content/story critique editor, workshop presenter and as a multi-published author in contemporary romance. As an editor, I'll offer constructive advice and suggestions for developing strong emotional turning points, three-dimensional characters, and overall story development.
Carmen Falcone is a multi-published author, translator, and editor. Ever since she achieved a certificate in Translation from New York University in 2010, editing and revising has been part of her daily life. RT Book Reviews called her debut romance “sexy, thrilling and suspenseful” that made readers “dizzy with anticipation to rush to the end.” USA Today bestselling author Amy Andrews said her writing style has a “trademark wit and sizzle”. She writes contemporary, erotic and romantic suspense. As an editor, Carmen is invested in helping the writer publish a page-turning, exciting read that will keep readers coming for more. When she’s not writing or editing, she’s online shopping, meeting friends for lunch and spending time with her husband and two kids.
I'll always put my own writing first, but over the years I've been encouraged multiple times to pursue a side career in editing deep content. Thanks to Carmen's support, I finally have decided to take the plunge. In addition to adding romance novel editor to my list of things to do, you'll be seeing more blogs about motivation, determination, and general writing information. If you'd like to know how I managed to put myself in the chair every day BEFORE I got published, you can read all about my journey in my book DIGGING OUT OF DISTRACTION from Amazon.
I wrote my first complete romance novel in 2005 back when I really didn't know anything about anything. I didn't even know Romance Writers of America existed. After I finished my story, I sent it to two friends who were avid romance readers for feedback. If they had hated my story, I might not have continued writing. Good thing they loved it. Encouraged, I submitted synopsis and query about my story to one of the sub genre's famous publishing houses. A full was requested & subsequently rejected by a very nice editor who told me I had potential and to join the Romance Writers of America to hone that potential.
I joined RWA in 2005. At that time, I eagerly devoured the RWR--Romance Readers' Report. I started entering contests for feedback (back before electronic entries existed), I found two other romance writers, unpublished, and we banded together as a critique group. I found a local chapter and joined. I moved, joined other chapters in my new state as well as in Georgia. I continued to learn my craft by attending workshops, programs, and conferences at the regional and national levels. I learned about the industry. I volunteered. I grew as a writer and through many ups and downs, I finally got that CALL for my first sale in 2013. I was on my way! All this was due to the incredible resources available to me via RWA's powerful & professional organization.
After I sold, I decided to go all Indie. I had made PAN (Published Author Network) a year after my initial sale. The publishing landscape has changed drastically, particularly for romance authors. Now there are so many ways to become published and there are more authors competing for their piece of the pie. The pieces are getting smaller, but I decided that my career meant more than making a huge income in order to be a success. I wanted control over my time and control over the kinds of stories I write and publish. I enjoy that control. And writing is so much fun again that I am happy I made this decision.
RWA's membership is around 10,000 with about 7,000 eligible to vote in the general election. But there are many more romance authors out there operating on their own without benefit of membership because they A-they don't feel RWA has a place for them anymore or B-they are marginalized or were excluded in the past from RWA's benefits based on their sexuality, skin color, or the romances they wrote which target the LGBTQ, People of Color, and more. As a white, straight woman who writes one man-one woman romances, I've never had to experience that exclusion but I hope I have always been a welcoming person. I believe love is love. Period. So does the current RWA. You can learn more about how RWA has actively worked to change that situation in Bree Bridge's Blog here: About RWA: The Past Week and the Future - VOTE) or C-They can find the information about marketing & craft develop via other sources online, in Facebook Groups, and more. D-They are networking online versus in person due to time constraints or due to being discriminated against because of their sexuality, skin color, or the romances they wrote which target the LGBTQ communities.
During the last several years, RWA's National Board has undertaken the challenge of building roads to publication for ALL of its members. They have reached out to those who have left and encouraged them to return because there is value to being a member regardless of our backgrounds and differences. They've encouraged diversity and have a diversity council. They've fought for the rights of all authors in matters regarding getting rights back from publishing houses, ensuring that pirated books on vendor sites are taken down and more. They continue to expand their educational platform and this year's national conference was a reflection of those changes. I'm proud to be a member of this organization. It does good work and will continue to work for every author/writer in this ever changing industry.
I will always remain a member of the National Romance Writers of America because it is my professional organization and it takes care of me, the independently published author, whenever I need advice or help in dealing with professional issues that I can't resolve on my own. I need the might of RWA behind me to help navigate my small business waters. My dues give me access to their legal department along with access to education and resources to better my career and my craft. I'm not a big money-making author with tons of resources to fight for my rights. But I am an RWA member in good standing and that means I still have someone in my corner willing to go to battle for me.
RWA is making sure EVERYONE has someone fighting for them--for their "road" to get to the marketplace and for EVERYONE to be protected by the RWA Professional Organization umbrella.
If you are a romance author/writer who no longer has a membership, NOW is the time to reinstate. YOU CAN VOTE within days of reinstating your membership. If you are a romance author/writer with membership in RWA, NOW is the time to VOTE for the future of our industry.
Read the candidates' bios and answers to the candidate questionnaire here: www.rwa.org/page/candidates.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if you’re a voting member and do not receive voting instructions. The voting period ends September 15.
RESISTING THE HEARTBREAKER has had a wonderful release week. Thanks so much to everyone who are reading the book and special thanks to those who have left wonderful reviews. They truly help readers discover new authors and stories. Here's what some people have been saying about the third book in the HOLLYWOOD HEARTBREAKERS' Series: has had a wonderful release week. Thanks so much to everyone who are reading the book and special thanks to those who have left wonderful reviews. They truly help readers discover new authors and stories. Here's what some people have been saying about the third book in the HOLLYWOOD HEARTBREAKERS' Series:
"RESISTING THE HEARTBREAKER is exciting from the beginning; the story is captivating, the characters unusual and sympathetic." -- Monique
"This book had me on pins and needles hoping they can get their happily ever after! Christine Glover has written another great book and is a five-star read." -- Kathy
"This was the first book I have read from this author - she is now on my radar for future books." -- Cherie
"When these two meet sparks fly! This story was fun, sexy and at times pulled at my heartstrings. It was all well worth it though to get to the HEA, which was beautiful!" -- Jane
If you love steaming hot passionate romances with heart, then grab your copy today!
I'm celebrating RESISTING THE HEARTBREAKER'S release with a fun prize sweepstakes. You can still enter for a chance to win:
$25 Amazon Gift Card
Author Tote Bag
Book Lover's Bracelet
Autographed Paperback of RESISTING THE HEARTBREAKER
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Now that the final book in the HOLLYWOOD HEARTBREAKERS' series is out, I focusing on developing a new series along with two other book projects. For those of you who have read TEMPTING THE HEARTBREAKER, you'll be excited to learn that Rafe's younger sister, Isabella, is going to have her own story and her romance will kick off the new series!! As usual, I like to shake things up and change my settings and backgrounds. And Isabella's story will definitely bring a twist as this Fish Out of Water meets her perfect hero in the gorgeous countryside surrounding the vineyards and the Shenandoah Mountains in Virginia. Northern Virginia was home to me and my family for many years and I love returning to this region. So, of course, I have to write a book series set in that area!!
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I'm excited about the future and all the fun projects I'll be working on in the months ahead. I appreciate all of my readers and I promise to blog more often... not just about my books, but about other fun topics too.
I'm thrilled to announce that RESISTING THE HEARTBREAKER is LIVE!!! You've read about Trevor Maguire in Tempting the Heartbreaker & in Seducing the Heartbreaker. Now you'll finally learn his deep dark secret and meet the woman who helps him face his past! Samantha Bennett's a former Navy helicopter pilot who is the perfect woman for Trevor... but he'll have to work hard to earn her love because Samantha knows what she wants and deserves from a man, even a Hollywood Hottie like Trevor Maguire! If you love steaming hot passionate romances with heart, then grab your copy today!
Early Reviews are in and here's what readers are saying right now!
- "RESISTING THE HEARTBREAKER is exciting from the beginning; the story is captivating, the characters unusual and sympathetic, especially a secondary character: Quentin, Trevor’s father."--Monique
- "This book had me on pins and needles hoping they can get their happily ever after! Christine Glover has written another great book and is a five-star read."-- Kathy
- "This was the first book I have read from this author - she is now on my radar for future books." -- Cherie
- "This story was fun, sexy and at times pulled at my heartstrings. It was all well worth it though to get to the HEA, which was beautiful!" -- Jane
I'm celebrating RESISTING THE HEARTBREAKER'S release with a fun prize sweepstakes. You can enter for a chance to win:
$25 Amazon Gift Card
Author Tote Bag
Book Lover's Bracelet
Autographed Paperback of RESISTING THE HEARTBREAKER
Don't delay, enter for your chance to win this amazing package of goodies today!
Reforming this bad boy makes her want to be very naughty...
PR expert extraordinaire Fiona Maguire must deal with her most challenging task yet: clean up NASCAR champion Jax Hannigan’s act by posing as his girlfriend. She’s determined to help him because she feels responsible for his best friend’s death after setting the wrong man free for all the right reasons. Truthfully, she’s always harbored a secret crush on Jax—one she should ignore now, but can’t when passion flares between them.
To secure a coveted sponsorship and prove he’s got what it takes to win to his slimy former team owner/stepfather, Jax needs to reform his bad boy image. He’s got the best in public relations backing him. The attraction sizzling between them is tempting, but she’s only available because he encouraged her fiancé to drive in a race that killed him.
Soon days of working together turn to passionate, steamy nights. But their feelings for each other could jeopardize his comeback, especially after another scandal erupts. Now Jax must choose the ultimate prize: a championship trophy… or the woman he loves.
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Thank you so much to all my readers and supporters for making TEMPTING THE HEARTBREAKER's release so much fun!! The Rafflecopter Sweeptstakes is officially closed, and the winner is posted on the Website's Home Page. If you are on my Street Team, the Passionettes, then one lucky person won a $25 Amazon Gift Certificate just for sharing release week posts and more. So if you aren't a member, join today for more opportunities to get exclusive sneak peeks, win prizes, and just have FUN!
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Winning prizes is a lot of fun! And I love my readers so I want to make y'all happy. And being happy means discovering new stories by authors and being able to win prizes that can help readers get their hands on what they love most: BOOKS!!
Because I love to have fun and I love my readers, I will be at several events this year where you can meet me! Some will be simple Meet & Greets at local restaurants all over the USA--wherever I am I will be connecting with my readers. And I'll be joined by other fabulous authors! I'll be posting more information about that in a separate post, on my Facebook Fan Page and on my Amazon Author Page.
I used to keep a fun blog before I sold my first book called DIGGING OUT OF DISTRACTION. It featured posts about my writing journey and celebrated my debut authors who got that famous "you sold a book call" before me. Between writing, publishing, traveling, events, and all the other stuff that go along with being a published author, I stopped blogging other than to announce my next release.
I miss blogging about the other stuff. So starting in May, I am resurrecting my BREAK OUT THE BUBBLY AND DARK CHOCOLATE blog posts with a twist. Instead of just celebrating debut authors I love, I will share interviews with authors that I admire and love. Stay tuned for that to happen once a month!
I am also resurrecting my Writing Journey posts in May. They will cover a wide range of topics, but mostly they will be about how to overcome obstacles to writing. BICHOK: Butt in Chair, Hands on Keys will post once a month. I can't wait!
There's a new topic I want to post about--I was going to do something more super fancy like a YouTube video but that requires hair and makeup cause y'all do not want to see me any other way. However, I still want to do it. Before I became a writer, and author, I was an avid reader. Romances are my favorite books and I haven't stopped reading them. So I want to share the books I read with you -- as a reader, not an author. Not as a reviewer either. Just as someone who LOVES ROMANCE! And wants to connect with other Romance Readers. BEYOND BODICE RIPPERS will debut in May, too.
Of course, I'll be tweaking things and you'll be hearing about my new releases here and everywhere else I can get the word out. I spend a lot of time writing my romances for my readers. It is truly a labor of love. I love love. I love romance. And I love bringing my readers romances that give them an escape from reality that uplifts, tantalizes, and maybe even makes them giggle.
TEMPTING THE HEARTBREAKER gives the reader all that and more. I hope you enjoyed it if you have already read the story. And if you haven't, then it's available on these sites. Escape reality and have a sexy fling with my new Hollywood Heartbreaker Rafe. :)
Thrilled to announce the release of the first book in my brand new series THE HOLLYWOOD HEARTBREAKERS... meet Signore Sexy Rafe Cavelli and Sabrina Maguire of the Hollywood Maguire Dynasty. Rafe rescues his best friend's sister from jail and hides her from the paparazzi in his secluded villa... easy right? What could possibly go wrong? Just major sparks flying between them... and they're all in to indulge in a temporary fling... but will giving into their temptation lead to something more?
I love Rafe and Sabrina... the early reviews are out and here's what other people have to say about this romantic couple:
"What a feel good read! Tempting the Heartbreaker is one of those books that has you grinning when you reach the end. Well, actually, it has you grinning, laughing, sighing, growling in anger, and swooning through the whole story." USA Today Best Selling Author Naima Simone
"Christine did a fantastic job weaving the story of Rafe and Sabrina. The emotions I could feel when reading this story kept me on my toes and wanting to see where this love story would go." 5 Stars on Goodreads
Ms. Glover describes the Tuscan countryside so vibrantly that’s TEMPTING THE HEARTBREAKER is a mini-vacation in itself . . . [she] has written incandescent, incendiary, and very passionate sex scenes that really make us believe in Sabrina and Rafe’s love affair. " 5 Stars on Goodreads
"The slow fuse Rafe had lit days earlier reignited with an explosive intensity as he swept his lips across hers. Electricity sparked and charged along Sabrina’s nerves, refusing to be extinguished. The heat of his palm in hers burned through her skin, and she released it to coil her arms around his neck to hold him.
He kissed her as if ravenous, tasting and devouring her with a hunger equaling her own. She savored his potent flavor and loved the way he molded her to his powerful, muscular body. He moved his mouth on hers, deepening their connection, and making her crave so much more.
Her heartbeat hammered in her chest and a current of hot need traveled into every erogenous zone she possessed. Her nipples pebbled and a delicious ache pulsed in her sex. Everything evaporated. Promises, past hurts, future ramifications dissolved until there was only him, only her, and only their need fueling them.
Rafe pressed hot kisses down her neck, blazing a path of scorching sensations through her body. She rocked into him, moving her hands down his back until they reached his waistline to tug his shirt free from his pants—her movements were frenzied and wild and eager as she raced her palms over his bare skin, ripping the buttons free."
Coming soon from Nook!
You know I love my readers and every month I give one lucky reader a $25 Amazon Gift Card just for being one of my newsletter subscribers. That's all! All you have to do is sign up to learn about all my new releases and be automatically entered for a chance to win the giveaway.
I've been on a whirlwind schedule as I prepare a brand new series for my readers. The Hollywood Heartbreaker series is coming to you this spring and the first book in the series TEMPTING THE HEARTBREAKER is releasing April 11th. That gives you, the readers, a fun start to your spring reading schedule.
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Wow, I can't believe how fun this past week has been for me!! I released THE MARRIAGE ULTIMATUM one week ago today and the reviews are starting to come in. Lots of good words about Stefano and Roxy... a fun couple who have a lot to overcome before they can attain their happily ever after. But they will!!
5 Stars on Amazon!
"With a love for their son in common, they both realize they belong together, but the road to paradise is not always easy. A great book from a terrific writer!" -- Kathy
"The Marriage Ultimatum was a fast, fun, Sexy read. I have read other books by this author and she never disappoint. She always delivery a story that the readers can sit down, read and get lost in." -- TwoNutty
While people were reading my new release, I went on a family vacation to NYC... wow! What a fabulous but very cold weekend! The Physicist and the Career Girl gave our family this trip at Christmas. We got to see THE BOOK OF MORMON and HAMILTON!! Both musicals were fabulous. While we were in NYC, we visited the World Trade Center memorial, the NYC Metropolitan Museum of Art, and we dined in some fun places, too. Love this city and can't wait to go back.
Now I'm home and working on my revisions for the first book in my brand new series--the Hollywood Heartbreakers. I can't wait to get book 1 TEMPTING THE HEARTBREAKER into your hands this April! I know you'll love Sabrina and Rafe's love story -- it's already available for preorder on Amazon, Apple, and Kobo!
If you haven't grabbed your copy of THE MARRIAGE ULTIMATUM, you can get one today from these fine booksellers:
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