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

2 The Holiday Crunch: Author’s Edition

By Julie Johnstone As I drove my kids to carpool this week and saw all the houses already decorated for Christmas, I admit I felt a little pressure to do the same. But I am determined not to be stressed during this holiday season and to do things at a pace that will keep them… Read More

4 GIVEAWAY: Sweet Inspirational Romance from Shoshanna Gabriel!

Second Chances for Trampled Hearts is New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Shoshanna Evers’ first inspirational romance writing as Shoshanna Gabriel. GIVEAWAY! Enter to win a free ebook of Second Chances for Trampled Hearts! SECOND CHANCES FOR TRAMPLED HEARTS Book 1 in the Bear Creek Saddle Series   A handsome rancher who lost his faith along with… Read More

Suspense, Christmas, and even Puppies… Oh, my!

It has been my pleasure over the last couple of years to create, write, and work with Harlequin Intrigue and its team and my agent to bring the Mystery Christmas Series to life. The last book in the Publishers Weekly and Walmart Bestselling series, MS. DEMEANOR, has just hit store shelves (and its ebook is… Read More

What’s cooking for Thanksgiving Dinner in 1889 New Orleans?

Greetings! My debut historical mystery Fanny Newcomb and the Irish Channel Ripper launched earlier this month! Since then, it’s been a whirlwind of guest blog posts and author-reader chats. Thanks to everyone who’s visited my website and liked my author page on Facebook! Since it’s Thanksgiving week, right now I’m thinking about FOOD—smoked turkey, oyster… Read More

LET’S TALK ABOUT…LOVE

by Mary J. Williams If you read romance novels, you expect love to conquer all. No matter the hurdles, the obstacles, the vast caverns in the way of the hero and heroine, they will find a way to get their happily ever after. Yet, more often than not inside the books we romance aficionados devour,… Read More

Beyond Danger … where secrets and passions turn deadly

by Kat Martin Coming the end of January, Beyond Danger is the second book in my Texas trilogy, following Beyond Reason.  In the first novel, Lincoln Cain is a Texas multimillionaire with a shady past.  After two years in prison, Linc is as tough as they come, six foot five, two hundred pounds of solid… Read More