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The Pleasures of Summer has gone in at #1 in the iTunes market and at #9 in the paperback charts.

I'm half of Evie Hunter, the infamous duo who has writen The Pleasures of Winter, A Touch of Winter, The Pleasures of Summer, A Touch of Summer and Angels, Demons and Doms. 

The Pleasures of Winter has sold over 50,000 copies so far, and we are hoping that Summer will do much, much better.
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Science fiction and fantasy stories editors are tired of

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Organic baby farming on an invisible planet.
You can be so funny sometimes.  I love it.

Ctyolene

No. Commas are often used for punctuation, but that is not their purpose, and in published work, that is not how they should be used. If you have a sentence so long that you can't read it in one breath, you have problems. If you are out of conditon and prone to panting, do you need more commas? Of course not. Commas should be used to seperate clauses and items on a list, not as instructions to a reader.

Heroines trained in sword fighting, guns, Latin, military tactics and a whole lot of other things that girls at the time were not trained in, unless you can give a really good reason for it.
Things to avoid when you are writing a romance : Things to avoid when you are writing a romance
Ctyolene

@KataChu If you can come up with a reason for it, the reader will accept it. Your heroine may be the daughter of a warrior who wanted a son, and trained her instead. Or she may have been the victim of an attack, and was determined to learn how to protect herself. But she can't just happen to know how to use a bow, any more than a modern girl can just happen to know how to fly a 747.