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Writing News versus Fiction

We are TV reporters by day and romance writers by night. The Tampa Bay Times asked me and AP reporter Tamara Lush to talk about our dual careers at the 2015 Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading. We also talk about the popularity of romance and the challenges of getting published today. 

Don't Stop Believing.

How I became a published author.

Working Women of Tampa Bay asked me to speak at their State Conference on how I followed my dream of becoming a published author.  I hope this will help you, too. 

 Flatline is #7 on the Amazon Best Sellers - Medical Romance List. Thank you for your continous support. If you purchased the book, send me a picture of you reading at to be featured. 

Chapter one

A cannon blast rocked Nic Andreas, pushing him forward, making his feet leave the ground, and his pulse pound. 

But, only for half a second.

Nic quickly regained his footing, shook his head, fighting back a grin. After all these years, those damn pirate cannon...


My husband: “For my birthday, I want to go skydiving.”

Me: “What?”

My crazy husband: “With you.”

Frantic me: “WHAT?!”


That simple conversation is how this whole crazy adventure started.  


My husband Jorge wanted to take a leap of faith for his fiftieth. And, he want...

On the eve of publishing my second book, Cuba Undercover, I want to take a moment and express gratitude for the many authors who have helped and inspired me along the way.  A picture gallery of my favorites can be found at:!photos--video...

I started noticing years ago that my daughter Jillian has a magnificent gift. She can entertain herself anywhere with anything. She can take a knife, plate and napkin at a restaurant, add an evil salt shaker, maybe a heroic ketchup bottle, and create a world within her...

Having only written two fiction novels, I can't call myself an expert. But I have to image most authors feel as I do days away from the release of a new book. You've spent countless hours writing your novel. Then you try to sell it. Someone finally loves it enough to o...

What is it I love about Cuba?

There are so many things, but let me share this one. It’s Jose Fusterland.


Jose Fuster is a Cuban native artist specializing in ceramics. Not only did he build a home that is a magnificent exhibit of his artwork, but also he painted his com...

As we build up to the release of Cuba Undercover July 14th ( You can pre-order on Amazon right now! ) I want to share some things I love about the Cuban culture, including the food.  My mother-in-law makes the most delicious dishes.  She has won awards for her cooking...


Thanks for stopping by Entangled's wicked blog hop.  Stop by each blog to read something wicked or enter to win a prize.


My name is Linda Bond, and I write romantic suspense.  I write alpha heroes who love sassy, sexy women.  I don’t write ghosts or werewolves or anyt...

‘Twas the Night Before Release Day


By Linda Bond


‘Twas  the night before my first book release,

when  all thro’ the house

Not a family member was stirring

not  even my spouse.


Tomorrows Facebook posts were filed on my desktop with care,

In hopes that new readers would soon...

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June 1, 2014

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