Fresh FIction Box Not To Miss
Nina Bangs | How To Fiddle While Rome Is Burning Without Setting Yourself On Fire
Uncategorized / October 20, 2009

Humor is a minefield that writers must tiptoe through with great care, hence the title of this piece. Someone with a warped sense of humor might picture a crazy cartoon character fiddling away while buildings turn to ash and people scatter like ants. On the other hand, I’d see people’s lives being destroyed. Not funny. The bottom line is that humor is subjective. What makes one person laugh might not even get a giggle from someone else. A writer must choose the object of their humor carefully. Refer to above fiddling event. I can imagine some hapless Roman comedian wannabe tossing out a joke about the fire. End of career. When I first decided to write humorous paranormal romances, I thought that I’d have to deliver a belly laugh with each line. I soon learned that not only was that plan unsustainable, but it was also exhausting. Oh, and did I mention boring? For me, a good book must strike a balance between light and dark. I’ll throw in a disclaimer here. This is a personal opinion. I’m sure some readers feel differently about humor, and I respect that. To read the rest of Nna’s blog, and to comment for…

Fresh Pick | THE PLIGHT OF THE DARCY BROTHERS by Marsha Altman
Fresh Pick / October 20, 2009

Pride & Prejudice Sequel #2 August 2009On Sale: August 1, 2009Featuring: Mary Bennet368 pages ISBN: 140222429XEAN: 9781402224294Paperback$14.99 Romance Historical Buy at The Plight Of The Darcy Brothers by Marsha Altman A Tale Of The Darcys & The Bingleys In this lively second installment, the Darcys and Bingleys are plunged into married life and its many accompanying challenges presented by family and friends. With Jane and Elizabeth away, Darcy and Bingley take on the daunting task of managing their two-year- old children. Mary Bennet returns from the Continent pregnant by an Italian student promised to the church; Darcy and Elizabeth travel to find the father, and discover previously unknown— and shocking—Darcy relations. By the time Darcy discovers that there’s more than one sibling of questionable birth in the family, the ever-dastardly Wickham arrives on the scene to try to seize the Darcy fortune once and for all. Previous Picks Visit to learn more about books and authors.