Detective J. P. Beaumont and his wife Detective Mel Soams
were hand-picked several years ago by Ross Connors,
Washington State Attorney, to be part of a special
investigation team (jokingly referred to as the s.h.i.t.
group). This team produced awesome results in closing
criminal cases Read more...
Prudence Cabot is twenty-two and considered unsuitable for
good marriage due to the scandals caused by two elder
sisters, Honor and Grace, both of whom are now married. A
friend of Pru's, Cassandra Bulworth, has just had her
child and invites Pru to come for a Read more...
Rand Sinclair sold his bar, Lily of the West, in Battle
Creek, Texas and invested his money in the Last Hope
which needs a lot of time, energy and money poured into
Rand has two foster brothers, Cooper and Brett, who are
closer than blood brothers, and Read more...
Author, investigative reporter, and television hostess
Maxine Revere has been trying to discover what happened to
Jim and Sandy Palazzolo, a couple who visited New York
to celebrate their second honeymoon. They checked into a
New York hotel one year ago, and they checked out a few
later Read more...
It's very difficult to spot a sociopath because they are
heavy duty game players. You could be their best friend,
but honestly, they don't really like you. You have no
reason to be wary of them as not all of them are killers.
However, you might get more Read more...
Betsy Peterson may be eighty years-old, but she is sharp
a tack and certainly is nobody's fool. Betsy's son and
daughter-in-law are trying to persuade Betsy to move into
assisted living facility. Someone is "gas lighting"
trying to prove she is getting Read more...
Lady Alice Emerson does not want her sister Sophia, or
anyone else, picking out prospective grooms for her.
independent Edwardian miss doesn't plan on getting married
ever. Alice will receive a healthy inheritance in three
years when she turns twenty-five and plans to use this to
travel Read more...
Carrie Kennersly is basking in the success of the grand
opening of her two new businesses: Icing on the Cake, a
bakery Carrie purchased from her friend Brenda Anesco; and
the new business in the same building, but separated,
Barkery and Biscuits, which sells goodies for four legged
customers. Carrie Read more...
Lady Fiona Maeve Ferguson Hawes and her twin sister, Lady
Mairead, have been living with their grandfather, the
marquessate of Leyburn, for the last four years, ever
Ian's best friend, Alex Knight, Lord Whitmore, had found
them and brought them to Hawesworth Castle in Yorkshire.
Alex Knight has Read more...
Willie Robertson is the president of Duck Commander and
Commander, both part of the Duck Dynasty. His family has
an extremely successful enterprise making "must haves" for
good hunters, especially duck calls and decoys. Willie's
wife's name is Korie and they have five children: John
Luke, Sadie Read more...
Korie Robertson is holding a contest to spend Christmas
the Robertson family. To enter, a contestant needs to
her why one would want to come to Louisiana on this
holiday and spend time with a bunch of crazy Redneck
Single mom Stacy Clark has been divorced Read more...
Attorney Nancie Hays calls her private investigators, Helen
Hawthorne and her husband, Phil Sagemont, at five a.m. on a
Monday morning and requests their immediate presence at her
office. Nancie has an important client that needs help on a
custody case, and the woman is practically in hysterics.
When Read more...
Bennett Marshfield, owner of Marshfield Manor, and Grace
Wheaton, the manager and curator, are working with
emissaries from the Emberstowne Chamber of Commerce in the
planning of a fund-raiser to repair the huge town clock. The
clock has sentimental value to the residents and is known as
the Promise Read more...
Jane Wilson is the chief pie maker for Big Sky Pie and café
in Kalispell, Montana, until the owner, Molly McCoy, can
return from her heart surgery. The grand opening of the
shop was postponed for three months after Molly's surgery.
Jane's mother, Rebel Scott, is having a Read more...
Back in 1884 whenever hired-gun Chance Wilder showed up in
town, someone was going to be shot, and probably killed.
Chance killed his first man when he was only fourteen, and
it started the cowboy down a "long stretch of lonesome".
Chance is in Lonesome, Texas sitting with his Read more...
Quint McCoy, successful realtor in Kalispell, Montana,
walked away from his business and his wife following the
death of his father and ended up in Alaska fishing for four
weeks. Needless to say, when he did return, a lot of things
have changed, and Quint feels like he is living Read more...
White House executive chef Olivia "Ollie" Paras definitely
has a full plate. Ollie and her fiancée Special Agent in
Charge Leonard "Gav" Gavin have applied for a marriage
license, which will be ready in three days. However, it
will be a minimum of eight weeks before they will be Read more...
Josie Marcus is now Mrs. Ted Scottsmeyer, and the newlyweds
are house hunting. Ted's partner, Christine, has an older
house that needs a lot of work that she will sell them for a
very good price; both Josie and Ted agree it's a good
investment and they are Read more...
When she was in high school, Izzy McHale had her life
planned. She and her true love, Casey Alter, would attend
college together in Madison, and then medical school for
Casey; internship and residency in their hometown of
Merryville, Minnesota; then off to the Big Apple for fame,
fortune, and Read more...
Lauren Vancouver is the head honcho of HotRescues, a
practically perfect no-kill animal shelter in the San
Fernando Valley. The benefactor for the shelter is Dante
DeFrancisco who runs a multimillion dollar empire catering
to animals. Dante's latest product for HotPets is a line
of faux jeweled dog Read more...
I've always been a reader, but the
first half of my life was spent
reading all the best selling
mainstream books, and never, ever
a "trashy romance." So, I'd like to
unequivocally say that I wasted a lot
of good years by being a literary
snob! However, I've more than made
up for this error in judgment and feel
like I've acquitted myself.
I'm a native west Texan, but
transferred around the South for
several years following my husband's
job. Never made it past the Mason-
Dixon line, and the coldest place I've
ever lived was Atlanta, and the
hottest, most humid place I've ever
lived was Atlanta, and since we also
lived in Houston and New Orleans that
threw me for a loop. Now that
we've "retired" we're back in the Lone
Star State near San Antonio, and happy
as we can be to be back home.
I've been reviewing for about 10
years, starting with the AOL Romance
boards. I thought I'd died and gone
to heaven when I started
getting "free" books and an outlet for
my opinion. I've never wanted to
write a book, and I have tremendous
respect for the time, talent, and
perseverance of authors. I
was "fired" from a review site several
years ago because I wouldn't be more
critical in my reviews, but I am not a
critic, I'm a dedicated reader. I
spent many years in the work force,
but guess my favorite job was making
minimum wage at a bookstore, but
getting a nice discount. Don't think
I ever broke even on that job, but I
got to talk up romance authors to a
disbelieving group of people who
always came back and wanted me to
recommend another book for them.
When I'm not reading, I enjoy golf,
duplicate bridge, entertaining, my
family, and the beauty of my