This week, Erika of Notes From My Dressing Table is hosting Fashion Flash. Erika loves all things beauty and I am especially impressed with her evaluations of scents and fragrances. Having a “skilled nose” is a rare talent and Erika is one of those rare people who can beautifully analyze the properties of a perfume. It seems to me that I can almost smell the fragrance from her descriptions. Perfume is a highly personal purchse and Erika’s reviews have always helped me buy the right one for myself and for gifts. Be certain to subscribe to her wonderful site!
Fashion Flash Book Review: The VIP Doubles Down by Nancy Herkness
I have written 12 non fiction books on health and beauty, but high on my bucket list is finishing a novel. I have six, count em six, half finished novels in my closet and this year I decided to get some help to “finish the damn book”. I went to a Romance Writers confrence for some guidence. I had gone before and found the writers incredibly generous with their knowledge and support. I was especially excited to find one of my favorite authors actually giving a class on pacing a novel. When I read The VIP Doubles Down I had liked it so much that I was sorry I had finished the book. Then I realized it is part of a series. Joy!
THe VIP Doubles Down by Nancy Herkness is set in NYC and features a delicious romance between an author with writers block and a spunky physicial therapist. It was an engrossing, plot that was sexy, funny with sharp dialogue and wonderfully complex characters. It was the perfect read to forget months of hurricaines, fires and shootings.
I got a chance to tell Nancy ( yes its that kind of conference) how much I had both both her book and her class. Her session covered pacing of a novel and her handout has become my chapter check sheet. When I told her about Fashion Flash she gave me an signed copy of The VIP Doubles Down to give away to Fashion Flash readers. I will combine the book with the perfect partner for a romance novel — a set of three liquid matte lipsticks ($75 value). If you already know Nancy Herkness, you know just how wonderful her books are. And if she is a new author to you, I’m delighted to make the introduction.