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Hijacked by the Emerald Springs Underbelly Blog

I was supposed to have a post up at the RomCom blog today, but…it got hijacked by some hipsters with an agenda. *sigh* At least they’re giving stuff away! Go enter to win a copy of Emerald Springs Legacy books Adam’s Ambition and Colleen’s Choice. You do have to sign in to comment, but, you Read more of this post »



If you liked this, you’ll like that [probably].

All of my contemporary romances read a little bit differently depending on what kind of heroines I cast. They range from shy and sweet to ball-witheringly (it’s a word, I swear) snarky, so even within the same series, books may have slightly different tones. Now, while I think it’s a great idea for you to Read more of this post »



Taking the “temp” out of conTEMPorary romance.

Contemporary romances is a HUGE subgenre (or is it a sub-SUBgenre?), and it’s easy to get lost in it. Characters and storylines start to blur, and sometimes readers get the Wait…haven’t I already read this? feeling. That’s why I try to make every contemporary romance I write different and memorable. I want the characters to Read more of this post »



The geeks are back!

Saint Patty’s day is approaching, and so it’s fabulous timing that two of my favorite [fictional] Irishmen are back (at least at Amazon) and they’re cheaper than before. Each book stands alone, BUT, Grant’s story happens before Curt’s. You’ll want to read both before Seeing Red comes out in September. Reading them first will make Read more of this post »



Just in time for New Year’s, the Den is at full capacity!

The fourth story in the Den of Sin‘s New Year’s Eve quartet in now available! Redeeming the Amazon is L.V. Lewis‘s steamy novella about a former model forced to deal with her changed body image after losing an essential hallmark of her femininity. Grab it here for $1.49 trough 1/2: All Romance eBooks, Amazon, Barnes Read more of this post »



Countdown to Shrew 3!

I’m compiling the front-matter, preparing blurbs and excerpts, and giving Bryan’s Betrayal the intense eyeball treatment. If I have all my ducks in a row, Tamara and Bryan’s story will be out THIS FRIDAY – November 15 (or maybe a few hours before). There’s still plenty of time to catch up on the series. The Read more of this post »



The first cut is the deepest.

I did something sort of painful this week. I killed a cover. This one: Not the entire book, just the cover. It worked well in a pinch. Back in February when I began the search for suitable stock images for my head Shrew Dana and her lover Patrick, I had a hard time matching up Read more of this post »



I’m up all night to get lucky.

If that doesn’t sum up Curt Ryan’s past in a nutshell, I don’t know what does. (Scott Bradlee [on keys] and company. Really. Check out some of the covers in his channel – they are downright hilarious.]



That hipster piano guy.

I mentioned before that Grant from Saint and Scholar was inspired by an exchange I had with one of my college teaching assistants (I Googled that guy last week, by the way, and he’s doing quite well for himself). Well, I had some other inspiration for Grant as well. I’m a pianist…or was anyway. I Read more of this post »



The student/teacher taboo, several years removed.

I like to think of myself as pretty creative, but truth is, most of my books are grounded at least somewhat in real life–even the paranormal ones. I get my sparks from day-to-day observations that may seem trivial to most other people. (Ask my friend Melissa Blue – I can turn pretty much any conversation Read more of this post »