The New Year Has Begun

In fact, 2018 is already marching forward. Today is the ninth day already. This will be a busy year for me. The first of my four new books to be published this year will be in March. It’s the first in my new K-9 Ranch Rescue miniseries for Harlequin Romantic Suspense: Second Chance Soldier. The… Read More

It’s Time to Get Cozy

Five years ago I was the least likely person I knew to be a reader of cozy mysteries.  Okay, maybe my son and husband are actually the least likely people. Their tastes run to science fiction, classics, and grittier stuff. But as a writer of supernatural suspense novels and stories, I was pretty darned unlikely… Read More

Resolved in 2018: Less Jack the Ripper, More Laudanum!

I’ve spent way too many hours reading books about Jack the Ripper. And watching movies, documentaries, and docudramas about Jack the Ripper. And searching contemporary newspapers from around-the-world for Jack the Ripper insights. And months after the publication of my novel Fanny Newcomb and the Irish Channel Ripper (which builds on the Ripper mythology and… Read More

A Sneak Peek into Beyond Danger

by Kat Martin New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin brings page-turning suspense to a tale of secrets and passions turned deadly . . . Texas mogul Beau Reese is furious. All six feet three obscenely wealthy, good-looking inches of him. His sixty-year-old father, Stewart, a former state senator no less, has impregnated a teenager. Barely… Read More

Behind the Scenes in Jarecki’s New Release

RELEASING DECEMBER 19TH! I am thrilled to announce the release of THE HIGHLAND GUARDIAN and though it is a stand alone novel, it is the 3rd in the Lords of the Highlands Series (and my favorite so far)! He has sworn to protect her . . . Captain Reid MacKenzie, Earl of Seaforth, is a… Read More

Are All Your Christmases Bright?

Lyn Cote here and that’s me with my two cats in front of our Christmas tree. A happy image. However, I’m aware that not everyone’s Christmas is always a happy time. Life has its trials. I don’t need to name them all. You know what they are. I remember one Thanksgiving when two days before… Read More

Absinthe…the seductive killer sweet of Gilded Age New Orleans

Greetings! During the frosty, dark nights of December, I always crave killer sweets. Sweets like chocolate marshmallow fudge. And glazed gingerbread. And cinnamon-sugared crullers. And as I write the sequel to Fanny Newcomb and the Irish Channel Ripper—which takes place in 1889 New Orleans—I’ve been lusting after that city’s most popular killer sweet: creamy pecan… Read More

Ho, Ho, Hum?

What a difference a year makes. This time last year, my husband, daughter and I were immersed in a flurry of holiday decorating and open houses to sell our old behemoth of a family home that we no longer had the family to fill. We sold the week before Christmas and had to be moved… Read More

Merry and Bright (Sometimes)

“Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” Edna Ferber A Christmas Carol. The Little Match Girl. The Cricket at the Hearth. As much as I love to read these classics during the holiday season (okay, that’s not completely true. I read The Little Match Girl once and that was enough for me. My little nine… Read More

1 O, Christmas Tree….My Favorite Holiday Tradition

by Michelle Major To me, the Christmas season can’t officially begin until the tree is up and decorated so it’s one of the first things I do as I’m getting ready for the holidays. We always drag ours out the weekend after Thanksgiving. And although I love the smell of a real tree, mine is… Read More