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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Name Game

I know many of you think I am talking about the Royal baby born just yesterday. Congrats by the way to the Royal family!!! What a happy time for them.

But I am referring to author pen names. Rachel Rain is my pen name. Many of you that know me already know this of coarse and know where the name came from. The dilemma I am trying to work out is do I use this pen name for all my Romance writing or just for my spicier Romances? I love the name and it has a special meaning to me. 
But I would love to get feed back on what readers think. Would you expect all my Romances to follow along the same genre or would it matter as long as they are "labeled" so you know what they are? 
I know that some Romance authors use different pen names for the different Romance genres they write in and some write under the same name for all there different genres. So I was wondering if I should come up with a different pen name. All of my stories are Romance but some are Romantic suspense, some are Paranormal Romance, some Contemporary Romance, etc....  

Or should I just keep writing everything under Rachel Rain?  

My next story that I am working on is a Romantic Suspense I am over 32,000 words into it so I am trying to figure out what name I should put it under. I am pushing to finish it by October. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Cool things from Houston

Today I had jury duty, I was not picked to serve on the jury but on my way home I saw just a few things that I think make Houston a cool place. So I took a few pictures to show you guys.

First Houston has some really great buildings, some date back to the eighteen hundreds. I don't know if the buildings I took a picture of do but they are really cool to look at. I love old buildings, they have so much character. 

This picture is The Houston Cotton Exchange building, when I took the picture today I did not know what it was. I had turned myself around in downtown(which has happened more than once) and was trying to figure out how to leave downtown when I pulled up to this building and I loved the look of it, so I took a picture. Then I did some looking online for historical buildings in downtown Houston and this picture came up. 

Needles to say I was shocked when I saw it was the same building I had taken a picture of today. 
Here is a little information on it(I got this from Wikipedia):

The 1884 Houston Cotton Exchange Building is a building located in HoustonTexas that was built in 1884. It was designed by Eugene T. Heiner. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Here is another building, look at top of it, I did not get up close to it but I would guess it looks even more impressive up close:

And last but not least check out these guys that just hang out beside the road, well a freeway is a road of sorts; this is off of I-10:

Thanks for letting me show you a very small piece of Houston. 

What are some great things about where you live?

Friday, July 12, 2013

The HEAT is on

The HEAT is on!!!! The outside temp is 95.9 degrees!!!!! 

And it will get hotter before summer is over!!! I may melt before then!!!

This is were you make yourself a BIG bowl of ice cream!!!!

How hot is it where you are?

Enjoy your summer and BIG bowls of ice cream!!!!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th. I hope ya'll eat as many hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream or whatever you enjoy eating; until your stuffed and then sit back enjoy the people you are with, while watching a beautiful display of fireworks as they explode throughout the night.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Over the hump

Well, we are just past the halfway mark or over the hump.

I hope the year has been good to ya'll so far. 

July is here, and I am not sure where the first six months went. 

So many things have happened so far this year, good things, bad things, and things that started out bad and ended up good. It has been a roller coaster so far. 

On a personal level and for us as a nation.

Here's to hoping the rest of the year brings more good than bad.