2 Why We Love Damaged Heroes

There’s something about a sexy hero with a conflicted past and a bad-boy attitude that makes us want to love him all the more. In real life, we often find we can’t change a man. But in an erotic romance novel, love conquers all. The hero changes for the better thanks to the heroine and… Read More

Mysteries and Messages

Thanks yet again to Writerspace for inviting me to blog.  I was here just a few weeks ago discussing, among other things, the reprinting of my third Pet Rescue Mystery HOUNDS ABOUND with a special seal on it as part of Penguin Group (USA)’s Read Humane program.  And now I’m here because of my first… Read More

The High Road

Daniel Tennant, aka The Merger Mogul, has landed the project of a lifetime – to help make Barbados the #1 place to live, work and do business.  However he doesn’t bargain for the opposition he will receive, or the lengths to which the conspirators will go to discredit him in an attempt to bring an… Read More

3 The Diva Visits Threadville

Krista Davis and Janet Bolin were online critique partners long before either of them was published. Now they share the same publisher, Berkley Prime Crime, and their most recent mysteries came out on the same day, June 4.  THE DIVA FROSTS THE CUPCAKE is the seventh book in Krista’s Domestic Diva Mystery series. THREAD AND… Read More

12 An Outlaw in Wonderland

I love westerns of any kind–movies, tv shows, romance novels.  And boy do I miss them.  Good ones–like Dances with Wolves, (or my favorite movie of all time Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. ) Anyone remember Rawhide?  I’m dating myself, I know, but Clint Eastwood in that show . . . Hubba hubba!  Speaking… Read More

California Veggie Wrap

By Kate Carlisle, author of A COOKBOOK CONSPIRACY Award winning author Kate Carlisle spent over twenty years working in television production as an Associate Director for game and variety shows, including The Midnight Special, Solid Gold and The Gong Show. She traveled the world as a Dating Game chaperone and performed strange acts of silliness… Read More

Hobbies Anyone?

I’ve never really had a hobby. My grandmother was an accomplished needlewoman (would needleperson be more politically correct?), but I never got the hang of crocheting or knitting or embroidery.  I don’t scrapbook.  As a matter of fact, I haven’t put any pictures in albums since around 1985 (the rest are in those photo boxes… Read More

Nell Gwynn, Popular Star of Restoration Theatre

Nell Gwynn, the subject of my novel The Darling Strumpet, was one of the first English actresses. She was a gifted comedienne and had a very likeable sex appeal, and she shot to stardom. Her theatrical career, though relatively brief, took place during one of the most interesting periods in theatre in England, when in… Read More

7 The cupcake maker and….the vampire

The cupcake maker and….the vampire.  An unusual combination you might say.  I like unusual combinations.  I also like cupcakes.  The inspiration for my vampire heroes comes from the likes of Ian Somerhalder on The Vampire Diaries or Alex O’Laughlin on Moonlight.  Yummy! SLEEPING WITH THE ENTITY SHE HAS A SWEET TOOTH AND A DREAM. Meet… Read More

1 Jesse Hayworth: How to Date a Hero

As a debut author—in this pen name, at least—I’ve been thinking lately about how hard it is for a new book like Summer at Mustang Ridge to stand out from the crowd. And it occurred to me that finding something wonderful to read is a whole lot like online dating these days, with lots of… Read More