November/December 2008

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November 15, 2008: This will be our last newsletter for 2008. Look for the next newsletter January 15, 2009. We want to thank everyone for supporting us this year and wish everyone a happy holiday season! And don't forget to check back often to see the great books that will be coming in 2009!

November 12, 2008: Be sure to enter the Book-a-Day giveaway at The Romance Studio to win one of our books every Wednesday!!

November 7, 2008: The first Friday of every month we send out an entire first chapter from one of the Rosa Romance books so be sure to check your email or the Rosa Romance Yahoo Group.

November 4, 2008: Randi is a featured author at TRS for the month of November. Check it out here.

November 1, 2008: Randi del Marco's second book in her Pepper On Location series, Ecstasy in Edmonton has been released! Click here to read more.

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Ecstasy In Edmonton Contest

Were having a contest to celebrate the release of Ecstasy In Edmonton, the second book in Randi del Marco's Pepper On Location series.

We will be picking three lucky winners!

One grand prize winner will win the beautiful bracelet that we had designed by Serena of Serene Dreaming, as well as an ebook copy of Lust In Las Vegas the first book in the Pepper On Location series and Ecstasy In Edmonton, the upcoming release.

A second place winner will win an ebook copy of both Lust In Las Vegas and Ecstasy In Edmonton, and a third place winner will win an ebook copy of Ecstasy In Edmonton. Randi del Marco's Pepper On Location series features a different local in every book. Below is a list of some of the places that author Randi del Marco has worked on films in. Choose which location you'd like to see Pepper make a movie in next and send the location along with your name and mailing address to Tammy. I will pick 3 random winners on December 1, 2008. Good Luck!

  • Albuquerque
  • Big Sur
  • Calgary
  • Cincinnati
  • Coogee Beach, Sydney, Australia
  • Denver
  • Hollywood
  • London
  • Los Angeles
  • Montreal
  • Nairobi
  • New York
  • Paris
  • Quebec City
  • Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Rome
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Sydney
  • Truckee, North Lake Tahoe
  • Tampa
  • Tel Aviv
  • Toronto
  • Vancouver
  • Victoria
  • Vienna

  • Rosa Romance News Yahoo Group Sign Up Contest

    Join our Yahoo Group for your chance to win!

    A Winner will be randomly selected from EVERY 50 PEOPLE who sign up as that group's Grand Prize Winner. The Grand Prize: If you live on the US mainland, you have your choice of either a Tshirt or three eBooks. If you live outside the US mainland (outside of Fed Ex Ground's delivery area which is what we use for the Tshirts), then you will win three eBooks of your choice emailed to you.

    A secondary drawing will be held from ALL THE MEMBERS of our Yahoo Group at the same time. That winner will receive one eBook of their choice. Winners will be notified in our Rosa Romance Newsletter and all winners must contact us to collect their prize within two weeks from the date of the newsletter.

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    You must be over 18 to enter or of legal age in the country in which you reside. If you wish to join our group but you do not wish to be entered in the contest, please sign up and then contact us telling us that you do not want to participate in the drawings and your name will be removed from the contest. You will still have all other privilages of membership in the Rosa Romance News Yahoo Group. Privacy is very important to us. We will not rent or sell your information to third parties. See our Privacy Policy.

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    Rock Star Dreams
    Sage Morgan

    Romantic Comedy
    ISBN: 978-1-880413-28-9

    Amy, just eighteen but already been kissed, meets the lead singer of the band Popsicle -- her dream idol -- when her father is hired to protect the band from death threats at a show in Florida.

    A tale of young love, or is it lust? A father who worries about his daughter growing up too fast with no mother to guide her and a rock star who's so attracted to Amy that even though his life's in her father's hands, he can't keep his own hands off her!

    To read more about Rock Star Dreams click here!

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    Electric Vamp -- A Ferguson Films Fantasy
    Erica Leigh Madson

    Hollywood Romance(TM)
    ISBN: 978-1-880413-63-0

    In the third book of this series, Electric Vamp, Sophie goes into her second year studying history and economics at USC as Jerry leaves the working world to start his undergrad degree in the school of Cinema-Television.

    On campus and together again, their passion starts to erode their differences, and back on the beach below Gladstone’s, they decide to focus on the future, and see if they can make it together again.

    The Romance Studio review gave this book 5 HEARTS for Excellent! "This author has delivered an uplifting love story. This is a series not-to-be-missed. It is something that, no matter your genre preference, you will definitely enjoy."

    To read more about Electric Vamp click here!


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    It used to be Vin Diesel but now it's Johnny Depp! ~ Linda B.

    I think the hottest man in Hollywood would have to be Josh Duhamel! ~ Ginger M.

    Gabriel Aubry is a hunk!! ~ Brenda S.

    Which hunk do you drool over? Which Movie, Music, TV or other celebrity gets you wet? Shoot us a short tongue-in-cheek (or not so in cheek) opinion on hunks past and present that you'd like to spend the weekend with and why! If your Hot Bod Fantasy is chosen for our newsletter, you win your choice of a RosaRomance.com eBook for free!

    To email your nominee for Hot Bod click here.

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    Our Grand Prize Winner is *** dbrown3400 ***. Please contact Tammy within two weeks of the date of this newsletter to receive your prizes -- either 1 Tshirt (if you ship to the US mainland only) or 3 eBooks of your choice.

    Our Runner Up Winner is *** laynemom1980 ***. Please contact Tammy within two weeks of the date of this newsletter to receive your prize -- 1 eBook of your choice.

    Winners can email us by visiting our Yahoo Group, looking at the "Most Recent Messages," and to the right where is has who posted them, it says: "Send Email". Click that link and email us. Use the following link to reach the Rosa Romance HelpDesk. Thanks.

    Congratulations to our Winners!

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    Curious about the Entertainment Industry? Want to know what our authors are talking about if they use a phrase you haven't heard? Below are some Industry Terms excerpted from The Hollywood Collegiate Dictionary by Randi del Marco. You can download the entire Dictionary for free if you click here.

    Jump Cut – disorienting cut indicating a time lapse, sometimes done to enhance an aura of tumult or discomfort.

    Juxtaposition - putting two disparate objects beside each other to compare/contrast them, thus creating meaning or making a comment on the situation.

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    Erica Leigh Madson - August 2007
    Interview with Fallen Angel Reviews

    When I read your bio, I was interested in the fact that you’d moved to Los Angeles to go into the film industry. Was there a specific job that called to you, and how hard was it to get into?

    I had already worked in a number of capacities in the film industry, primarily on the organizational side but also in the art department before moving here. But moving up meant making contacts in Hollywood so I actually moved to Los Angeles to get a degree in film in a program that promised summer internships in the studios.

    I am good at what I do so I have managed to work pretty steadily - not in the lap of luxury but with a steady enough income to be live comfortably.

    As an organizer by nature and training, I can apply my skills to a wide range of jobs, from marketing to production management, from contracts to consulting, from producing to post production. I freelance, which means working on individual productions for various different employers. It can involve working 14 or 16 hours a day when I am “in production” but gives me periods of unemployment in between which allows me to write.


    How did you go from working in the film business to writing books?
    I have always written, even as a child. Not always the assignments I was supposed to hand in but I definitely wrote. Along the way I worked in dinner theatre and was responsible for converting two act plays into three act plays (they made most of their money selling booze at the intermissions). Then it was summaries and production notes, letters and contracts – stuff related to my work.

    I had been looking for a publisher but did not have a clear idea of what I wanted to write other than I felt I wanted to start with fiction of a novella length. A friend hooked me up with Rosa Romance who told me they were looking for “Hollywood Romances.” I told them I would give it a try and they were really excited by the first few chapters of Electric Vibes which I sent them to make sure I was on the right track.

    I am now working on the third book in that series which should come out in early fall.


    Do you ever want to write a screenplay? Please tell us how different screenplays are from books, and which in your opinion is the hardest to write.
    From childhood on, I have liked to do things my way – I wrote well at school just not always what the teacher requested.

    Screenplays have got to be one of the formats which gets the most interference from outside sources. And I know because many times I have been one of those sources.

    Of course, if I come up with the perfect script idea, I will put fingers to keyboard and let rip, but in the meantime, I am going to stick with novellas.

    And screenplays are definitely harder to write. Every bit that goes into them is meant to communicate certain information – inflection for the writers, how long a scene runs, the rhythm and the pace… It would take a year of classes and several large textbooks to communicate – it is a lot more complicated than most people think. Give me my novellas.


    Since you’ve worked in the business for so many years, is that why you’re books are based on Hollywood?
    Certainly I write about what I know best. But I also realize that there is a huge audience out there fascinated by the phenomenon known as filmmaking. Look at how many magazines there are about the stars, how the glamour of Hollywood gets millions to tune in to the Academy Awards year after year, the press coverage the shenanigans of Lindsay Lohen and Mel Gibson have engendered.

    By basing my books in the venue I work in, there is a comfort level for me because even if the characters are fictional, their jobs, their responsibilities, their concerns are those I know well.


    Is Jerry or Sofie based on anyone you know, or are they just fictional characters?
    There is part of a number of people in both but no one person stands out as the recognizable progenitor of either. Most electricians I know do not come from wealthy families and few women outside the “biz” are likely to put up with the hours and the demands of any film job.

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