What Makes a Good Setting for a Story?

The end of May, the tenth book in my AGAINST series, AGAINST THE WILD, is being released.  This is the first of three books about the rugged Brodie brothers of Alaska. Being plot-oriented, I usually work through the story from start to finish, then figure out where the best place is going to be for… Read More

Truth and Consequences of Psychic Abilities

The Psychic Mates series is all about a world where organizations of psychic law enforcement and evil psychic mercenaries exist and the battle between good and evil rages on between them. I cannot even begin to tell you how much fun these books are to write. With each new character, I come up with a… Read More

The Band of Brothers in East of Ecstasy

I’m very happy to be back visiting Writerspace for the release of my fourteenth novel, East of Ecstasy, the final book in my Greek-mythology-inspired Hearts of the Anemoi series. Each book in this series has featured as the hero one of the men of the Anemoi family, brothers in fact or spirit. And East of… Read More

What I’ve learned after 20 single title releases!

My sense of humor wants to step in and answer that question with – nothing! But of course no one releases 20 novels (and 7 nonfiction, 2 short stories, 4 collections, and 5 multi-author bundles (with 4 more coming over the next 4 months) without having learned something. Gulp. I hope! And that’s the number or releases… Read More

1 Super Power Smorgasbord

Wouldn’t it be great if super powers were available like a smorgasbord? In other words, things you could try in varying amounts, combinations and times. I’m talking about a world where you could walk up to a cashier or the servers behind the super powers buffet and place your order. One day it might be… Read More

Dark and Deadly: Eight Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance

What could be better than a great book for 99 cents?  Try EIGHT great books in one boxed set for a limited time, low, low price. It was a great honor for me to be invited into this boxed set with USA Today and NYT bestseller authors and just want to shout out about it… Read More

7 For the Love of Sexy Men on Motorcycles!

Fortunately there’s inspiration for hot heroes nearly everywhere. I had a vivid picture in my mind of the hero in my sexy new romantic suspense novel, A Shot of Red—a towering muscular body, overlong dark hair, smoldering eyes, and a perfectly-kissable mouth. But his physical attributes were the easy part. There had to be more… Read More

1 A Lure for All Species

Some of our cousins broke out of the big house last week. They were lured back into captivity within a matter of hours by the one form of temptation that has proven effective for every species throughout recorded history: eats. Discount the power of yummies at your peril. In this particular situation a group of… Read More

The Truth in Hairstyling

In my former life I worked at a hairstylist and makeup artist. So it’s not surprising to find a hairstylist or makeup artist in my books. I guess I can’t imagine a world where someone wouldn’t need to have their hair done. When I worked in the salon we used to joke that the cutting… Read More

2 THE HEALER’S GIFT

The Healer’s Gift (A Highland Talents Novella) is the latest in my Highland Talents series. In addition to being the story of Coira MacDugall’s redemption after her attack on the Healer, Aileana Shaw in Highland Healer (Book 1 of the series), it’s a look at the aftereffects of battle.  What we call post-traumatic stress today… Read More