How Many “Master Plots” Have I Written?

I’m looking at a fascinating book for writers called 20 Master Plots: And How to Build Them by Ronald B. Tobias (here’s the link on Amazon). While scrolling through the table of contents, I realized I’ve used some of these themes, and thought it would be fun to list them here on my blog. The ones I haven’t yet used will receive an ‘X’ – which will be my signal to go back and write that plot someday! Ready? Let’s have some fun! Master Plot #1 – Quest Well, that’s easy. It’s in the title of my first book, The Duchess Quest! In a Princess Bride-like yarn (okay, maybe some scenes are less appropriate than The Princess Bride), three outlaws seek a lost duchess and compete for her marriage hand. The first part of the story is the quest to find her…the second part is the quest to win her heart! Master Plot […]

100% of December’s Royalties to Aleppo

Dear Readers & Friends: This holiday season, I will be donating 100% of my December 2016 royalties to World Vision‘s Aleppo Refugee Crisis Relief Fund. As a woman of Syrian heritage, I view the refugees as my family. By purchasing any of my books in any format this December, you too can help our brothers and sisters who are suffering right now in Syria. Some of my eBooks cost as little as $0.99, and/or are on holiday sales right now. For your convenience, links to all titles are below. Please consider sharing your support. Thank you, and God bless you. Sincerely, C.K. Brooke The Duchess Quest: The Duchess Inheritance: The Red Pearl: The Wrong Prince: Capturing the Captain: Secrets of Artemis: Fool Moon: The Golden Dove: More information:

What’s happenin’, November??

November greetings! I cannot believe we are only 2 months away from 2017! Unreal. It’s been forever since I’ve written an update-style post, so I wanted to take a moment to fill you in. More great reads are coming to you in 2017 – yay! – and possibly before 2016 is through. *Cough* Here’s the roll call: – The Duchess’s Descendants (Jordinia: Book 3) is currently with 48fourteen Publishing for editing and formatting. An unspecified 2017 release is scheduled. If you haven’t yet seen the stunning cover art designed by Amanda Matthews of, click here to check it out, read the book description, and add to your Goodreads! – Commanding His Heart (American Pirate Romances: Book 2) is complete, has been submitted to Limitless Publishing, and is currently pending review. I’ll keep you posted! To read the book description, click here. – The Last Empress: A Jordinia Prequel Novella is COMING […]