They are men…They are brothers…They are Legends
I’m so excited about my brand new historical western romance series that will
kick off on October 4th. Men of Legend has the big feel of the old
Bonanza TV show. Patriarch, Stoker Legend, is busy running the huge Lone Star
Ranch while trying to keep tabs on his three sons – Sam, Houston and Luke. Sam
Legend is a famed Read More...
If you’re familiar with cozy mysteries, you’ll know that these whodunits, often
with culinary themes have recipes used in the story included in the book. My
latest novel, TELL ME NO
LIES is not a cozy mystery, however it does have a culinary theme betwixt
the romance and danger.
Rain Howard, the main character in my romantic suspense novel opens a beignet
and Read More...
I'm thrilled to be included in this collection of Regency
stories, all centering on the madcap mischief that ensues when the infamous,
match-making Duke of Danby leaves Yorkshire for the London Season.
There are four books in all:
EVADING THE DUKE
Hey Writers, are You afraid of Social Media?
I’ve been in your shoes. In fact, I wore out several pairs called, “I can’t do
social media.” They pinched my toes and hurt my feet. So I tossed them in the
trash and bought a new pair titled, “I’m not afraid of social media.” Those
shoes were made for success, and I wear them every day.
My real issue was fear. I thought Read More...
We love our coffee. We love the convenience of the coffee store, namely
Starbucks. So what does that have to do with color? How much time do you spend
in your local coffee store? What is it that appeals to you? Is it the food, the
décor, the coffee? The colors that surround you in your coffee store are going
to be trendy and warm and the latest, according to what’s popular dictated Read More...
Hi Everyone :-)
I’m so excited to be here today with a quick little teaser from LOVEGAME,
my erotic thriller that comes out June 7th :-) This scene takes place
right after Veronica has refused to sit down for the second half of the
interview that she owes Ian and I picked it because it really exemplifies the
power dynamics between them—both used to being in charge, neither willing to Read More...
Angela Love is new on the scene for me. She is my alter ego, my little bit of
bad girl seeping out. I’m having fun with these shorts about vibrators gone wild
and had these covers designed to reflect the humor and light-heartedness I
tried to capture.
Candy Keane is a somewhat experimental girl who gets herself into trouble. I’ve
said it before, she needs a Navy SEAL. Well, she’s going Read More...
This is a subject that everyone asks about.
In the last couple of weeks, my blogs addressed dark tones and color
distribution. Color distribution is the industry phrase for the Law of Chromatic
Distribution. In this blog, please note that the discussion is about color
basics and its application. The basics are applicable to all the arts, as well
as to interior design.
A room is divided up by four areas: Read More...
Last week Jack and Jill were in a muddle with their choice of a dark paint
color. To get out of their jam, they called in a professional. They knew the
eggplant color had an edge, but they didn’t know how to use it. The designer
explained how color, tone and value can work to their advantage. Together they
created an environment that fit their lifestyle.
Dark colors, like eggplant, black and rich dark Read More...
In the book I’m finishing now, BAND OF BACHELORS: ALEX, my heroine is a
very different kind of lady. She’s a tall, strikingly beautiful and
in-your-face-kind of gal, who plays beach volleyball and can spike a ball within
the 5’ line so hard it will break a person’s nose if they don’t dig it properly.
She likes to lead when she dances slow, and she’s Read More...
Green is the color between blue and yellow on the spectrum of visible light.
It is evoked by light with a predominant wavelength of roughly 495–570 nm. In
the subtractive color system, used in painting and color printing, it is created
by a combination of yellow and blue, or yellow and cyan; in the RGB color model,
used on television and computer screens, it is one of the additive primary
colors, along with Read More...
Every year Red Door Reads tries to lessen the sting of Tax Day by giving our
readers something special. In the past we’ve asked you Who’s Been
Skrewd and gave you Fifty Ways to Kill Your Larry.
This year we asked our readers what they'd like to read. We held a
contest last fall and received many suggestions for character traits and story
settings. The winners Read More...
I’ve had the same style hair for a decade—short bob that the kids didn’t grab or
bury in peanut butter. My clothing style was comfortable and hardy. And my home
décor has been decided by the previous owners of the furniture I inherited.
But I’ve been empty nesting for a few years now. Life has slowed down and my
husband and I are earning enough to have a little extra Read More...
This may be the one and only time our name are ever mentioned in a New York
Times article ! Now isn't this just too cool? And it’s for such a great cause:
helping our vets. The three of us couldn’t be prouder. Plus, Laura Holson, the
reporter who wrote the piece, was VERY kind in putting up the info on the
charity. She didn’t have to do that—but bless her Read More...
Although every female booklover can’t wait to read about the hero, whether a
handsome cowboy with a soft spot for orphans, a rakish marquis who needs an
heir, or a sophisticated jewel thief who donates his loot to charity, it’s the
heroines that stick with readers. Here are the 5 characteristics for heroines
that readers will sometimes love/sometimes hate, but will always remember long
after they give the book to their mother Read More...
It will be a busy season now that the print version of my book, [INDIGO SKY] published by Soul
Publishing, is being released on July 14.
In the near future, a contest to give away a one-of-a-kind prize will be announced,
offering a fine print of the image you see in on my blog in blues above, my painting
the brook in my book, sans the script, of course. Watch Read More...
A hidden gem, right near the beach, boutique shopping and four centuries of
history, why not go there? If you are fortunate enough to find out about Amelia
Island . . . it's worth a visit. Last year, we found it by accident on our way
home from Florida.
Read the rest on
When you think of wine country vacations, lazy days of wine tastings,
Michelin-starred meals and gatherings at art bars might come to mind. This is
what my U.S. Marine husband thought and why he distinctly did not want to go –
After I promised to create an itinerary designed to please his Alpha male
temperament, he relented and decided to look forward to a vacation sans
children. And I Read More...
Romancing The Vines was a wonderful book signing event with
fellow authors: Marina Adair, Catherine Bybee, Susan Stoker, Tiffany Snow,
Carolyn Jewel, Kathryn LeVeque, Diana Orgain, Lori Ryan, Chris Keniston, Kate
Douglas, Pamela Gibson, Lisa Hughey and myself. We hosted this book signing the
week after Valentine’s Day at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville,
California. You can get more information and some Read More...
When I think of an unproductive writer, I think of a bowl of cooked
spaghetti—limp, colorless, tasteless, no energy. It’s been submerged into
boiling water and didn’t survive. None of us want to fall into that category
when we can take steps to stay strong and avoid the vat of despair.
What happens when a writer realizes her career isn’t shaping up to what she dreamed?
How can we ensure our Read More...