Fact inspires Fiction

Do you enjoy stories which are inspired by real people? Winter Homecoming was inspired by a real life twentieth century heroine in my hometown. She was called the “Angel in Snowshoes.” To read about Dr. Kate Newcomb, drop by my previous blog post. Here’s more about my story~ Catching a freight train out of Chicago… Read More

Books and Comfort Food: A Magical Match

Judy, a super-fan, awesome cook, and co-founder of two San Francisco Bay Area book clubs, recently bemoaned the lack of food mentioned in my Arthurian fantasy, THE AMBER ELIXIR. She had chosen my tale of magic, shape-shifters, and the quest to win back a forbidden love as the novel of the month for one of… Read More

3 Me, too

Women are speaking up in the #Me,Too movement like never before and the world is taking notice. At last, women’s stories are being listened to and taken seriously. This is truly an extraordinary time. So how does Romance become part of the #Me,Too movement? While some critics claim Romance novels reinforce negative stereotypes, I disagree…. Read More

Realistic Resolutions

It’s 2018, and I have a New Year’s resolution. My next book, Mending Fences, centers around family and the relationships of four sisters and their father. I come from a big family. I have five sisters, no brothers, and the dynamics among us are beyond the scope of explaining in a blog. Suffice it to… Read More

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