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Monterey County Part I

May 23, 2017 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

“Monterey County Part I” could also be called Clint Eastwood Country. The places at issue are the picturesque town of Carmel-by-the-sea and Carmel Valley. I’m lucky enough to be staying this week in Carmel Valley. Here’s my view:

A Most Curious Courtship- Part 1

May 19, 2017 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Chapter One Three-Hour’s Ride Southwest of London 1815 Country roads were deuced confusing at times, and this was one of them. Jonathan Avery, arriving at a dead end, wheeled Morocco back toward the hamlet he had lately passed. As he trotted along toward the huddle of dwellings hidden around the... read more

Theme Park Research

May 16, 2017 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Hot tip: If you want to go to a theme park in Orlando and avoid massive crowds, then go on a Wednesday in May. May is an off month, I’ve been told, in that it comes after spring break and before school lets out for the summer. And people often... read more

Buy Me Love, a new romantic suspense shifter novel, is now available for download as an e-book.

Buy Me Love Out Today

May 12, 2017 1:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Today we released my newest romantic suspense novel, Buy Me Love. This book is the first book in my Buy Me Love shapeshifter series, and the heavy crime and mystery element to the book was really fun to research and write. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed... read more

Sense of Smell

May 9, 2017 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

It is a truism that beginning writers stick fairly closely to the senses of sight and sound and tend to ignore the sense of smell. I, therefore, challenge beginning writers to try their hand at a werewolf romance. The minute werewolves come into the picture the sense of smell steps... read more

Five Questions with N.L. Hoffmann

May 5, 2017 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

I’m having so much fun connecting with all the smart authors and bloggers I’ve met online. This is the latest entry in my series of conversations with other romance authors, who join us to share about their creative process, their habits, their inspiration, and more. Our guest today is N.L. Hoffmann who... read more

Metaphors and Similes

May 2, 2017 12:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

From Shakespeare: Metaphor It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Simile O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! Her beauty hangs upon the cheek of night, Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear.

Five Questions with Lori Devoti

April 28, 2017 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

I’m having so much fun connecting with all the smart authors and bloggers I’ve met online. This is the latest entry in my series of conversations with other romance authors, who join us to share about their creative process, their habits, their inspiration, and more. Our guest today is Lori Devoti, a romance and... read more

Psychics

April 25, 2017 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The phrase rattling around my head right now is: “Reader, I married him.” This is a famous quote from Jane Eyre, and the ‘him’ is, of course, Mr. Rochester. My version today is: “Reader, I went to see her.”

Five Questions with Laura Greenwood

April 21, 2017 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

I’m having so much fun connecting with all the smart authors and bloggers I’ve met online. This is the latest entry in my series of conversations with other romance authors, who join us to share about their creative process, their habits, their inspiration, and more. Our guest today is Laura Greenwood... read more