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Cover angst, squashed.

Y’all, not gonna lie. I worried about what Love by Premonition‘s cover would look like. I not only needed convey what the genre is, but also tone. It’s a paranormal romance, but it’s a pretty snarky one. Further, I have a redheaded hero and a multiracial heroine. I described Marcia in my cover art form Read more of this post »



I’m a busy little bee.

I’m getting back into the swing of things after December’s month of non-stop edits and trying to get a handle on time management here. For all you non-writers out there, if you’re juggling multiple contracts, you start to feel like you’re supervising an assembly line with all the querying, paperwork, edits, marketing coordination, and so Read more of this post »



Clowning around!

Release day! I’m all over the internets today, but I’ve rested a while at Lyric James’ blog where I’ve answered five questions about myself and Her Resident Jester. I’m also at the Musa blog where I tickle the dreaded r-word a bit — and I don’t mean “romance.” I’m off to celebrate, but don’t forget Read more of this post »



That kinda happened.

Back in early 2005 I had a bit of exploratory surgery to see what was wrong with my innards. It was outpatient and for the most part uneventful. One of the most memorable things about that day is while I was being prepped for surgery, the nurse took my glasses away. I’m extremely nearsighted. If Read more of this post »



Patricia Yager Delagrange and Women’s Fiction

At this stage in my life, I don’t have the guts to write women’s fiction. And to be clear, here, I mean mainstream fiction that contains themes relating to women’s issues, but excluding romance. For me, it’s a personality thing. I like a guaranteed happy ending. Now, back when I was just getting started with Read more of this post »



The Five W’s with Sharon Ledwith and The Last Timekeepers and The Arch of Atlantis

Hey, everyone! Let’s take a deep breath in. (Breathes in.) And a long, cleansing breath out. (Breathes out.) Romance is exhausting. Even we authors have to take a break from it sometimes. Playing yenta and making everyone we write about fall in love is mentally taxing. So, today at the blog I’ve got a bit Read more of this post »



Apollo visits, courtesy Nancy DiMauro

I hosted Nancy DiMauro on the blog last year and had great fun reading her contribution to Musa/Urania’s all-female-penned quirky spec-fic compilation Jack Gorman Got Cut by a Girl. She’s got a great voice and a lot of wit, so I’m pleased to plug her newer work today, Apollo Rising. [Today we’re talking to the Read more of this post »



The Five W’s with Sloane Taylor and Heated Negotiations

Y’all remember Sloane Taylor, right? She writes elegant, spicy romances that feature feisty American women and very sexy European men? I may have gushed about her style before. It’s hard to keep up with all my gushing nowadays (feminine hormones and such). Anyhow, she’s got a new book out today and it’s the start of Read more of this post »



Lizzie T. Leaf says “Forget the Mistletoe”

Still looking for some reads to get you in the Christmas spirit? (Nod and say “yes.”) If you liked Mrs. Roth (or even like the idea of Mrs. Roth), here’s another Calliope Romance story that features a frustrated heroine with an elf-y association. Forget the Mistletoe is by the same author of the DEAD series, Read more of this post »



Merry Rothmas!

She’s here! I’m so proud of Gillian showing up for her own release date. Took her a while to check in on Amazon, but she’s there now. Eventually she’ll pop ’round to Barnes & Noble to say “Hi” to the Nook lovers, but that’s wholly dependent on the good folks there letting her in. (Ahem.) Read more of this post »