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Re: Double Cross (4:05pm April 18, 2015):
Cast sounds great as well as song selections. Very interesting sounding story that I know I'd very much enjoy. I like Denzel Washington so I'd make him the Houston Police Officer instead of Colin Farrell.
Re: The Cozy Cookbook (7:12pm April 16, 2015):
I love cooking and am a collector of recipes. I have so many favorite dishes and family favorites. My children would always beg me to make my homemade Cheesy Macaroni & Chicken for them. It's simple to put together and far better than anything from a box.
CHEESY MACARONI & CHICKEN
2 cups uncooked macaroni noodles
1 to 2 pieces of leftover cooked chicken (I use breast portions that have more meat) torn into pieces
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup milk
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Cook noodles and put into a 2-qt. casserole dish. Add chicken pieces, soup, milk, and cheese. Stir together til combined. Mixture should be a creamy consistency. If too thick, add a little more milk to it. Cook in oven at 350 degrees for 25 minutes covered and last 5 minutes, uncovered. Use a cookie sheet under casserole dish to catch drips. This can also be microwaved on High for 15 minutes, covered.
My son adds broccoli into this recipe when he makes it. It's very good. Refrigerate leftovers for next day.
Re: No Ordinary Home (6:55pm October 16, 2014):
I prefer the quiet life myself. I would not want to be famous and be secretly photographed and have my privacy invaded. It's too annoying for celebrities just to go do their shopping of which they probably do rushed to avoid being recognized and followed.
Re: Going Home (6:45pm October 16, 2014):
This sounds like such a terrific story and this is just the type of book I prefer reading. I could get into this right now, if I had a copy. Thanks for sharing.
Re: Romancing the Rumrunner (8:05pm June 11, 2014):
I love western romance books very much and will enjoy reading yours. I have to write your book titles down and look for them. Your book covers are fabulous and I'm happy to have found a new author today of my favorite reading genre!
Re: A Beautiful Distraction (7:44pm April 29, 2014):
I'm ready to plunge into your bad boy book. It really sounds good. I love the covers in this series. Thanks for sharing today!
Re: A Shot of Red (7:10pm April 24, 2014):
I'd love to see the craftsmen blowing glass at Glasi Hergiswil in Switzerland. Your trip sounds fabulous with all the fun things you took in on your visit. This country sounds fabulous and beautiful. I'm sure it's one you'll never forget and was a fascinating and charming trip (how nice for you that your husband had to go there)!!
Re: East of Ecstasy (6:57pm April 24, 2014):
I also love reading series very much. It's something to look forward to when the next comes out to get in touch with some of the characters and/or settings you've loved again. I've seen East of Ecstasy on Facebook many times. I love the cover so much...it's very beautiful and captures attention!
Re: The Miracle Thief (6:44pm April 24, 2014):
I do believe in miracles. I've experienced them throughout my life. Many times through prayer and hoping for something and then it does. I once needed a expensive test to view my throat to make sure the polyps I had weren't cancerous. I'd thought long about it and prayed they wouldn't be. I had a vision that the Dr. told me after I'd told him I couldn't afford this test, that he'd said to me, "I'm not busy right now, you need this done and I won't charge you anything." The next morning, I thought to myself, "As if that would ever happen...no doctor does anything for free." I went into the Dr. and he examined my throat, and then said those exact words verbatim to me. I almost passed out right there! He did not bill me, and he indeed did this expensive procedure for free!! I will never forget this.
Re: A Plain Man (4:34pm April 18, 2014):
I've noticed Amish books must be gaining popularity because of curiosity in their lifestyle. I'm sure authors have to do plenty of research to write a good story about them. When I visit my library, I've noticed them by the lovely covers (which would make great pictures in a group). I would love to read your books, which I know are good because of the awards you've won...Congratulations!
Re: Paige Turned (4:17pm April 18, 2014):
I never imagined life could become so topsy-turvy until the recent death of my mother. My siblings, a total of 8,have all been in feuds and disagreements over her belongings and many of which were never distributed from my father who passed years ago. It is ridiculous. I am the only one (the oldest) who has taken nothing. I cannot understand why one sister that is extremely well off in life would want anything, yet she is the greediest. I never realized how bad these things can get (but I'd often heard about it from fellow co-workers that went through this). I've always felt that you should be grateful for what you have, and not expect from others things that were never yours to begin with, and then, you will be much happier. I am the only one getting along with everyone right now. I would not want to miss relationships with my siblings, now that I no longer have any parents.
Re: Second Time's the Charm (6:23pm April 17, 2014):
I've always heard that Black Hills gold jewelry brought you luck and believed it did while wearing it. So, I purchased a few pieces to wear. I never had anything bad happen when I wore a ring, earrings, necklace etc. One night, I almost lost my finger when one larger elongated ring that went up to the middle knuckle caught in the corner of the door handle of my car really hard; so hard that it actually put a bend in the center of this extremely thick hard ring. The jeweler couldn't even get it move or bend back to the way it originally was. He couldn't believe that was done with such force that it didn't take off my entire finger...so, I have to think that the BHG jewelry really is "lucky" to the one that wears it!
Re: Home to Stay (5:56pm April 17, 2014):
I used to live in a small town, and when I married, we built a home across from a beautiful view of the MN. bluffs. I would stand in my front picture window and just love the beautiful, peaceful view. When we relocated for my husband's job to WI. to a town more than double the size of the one I came from, it was a bit of an adjustment for me. More traffic and people everywhere. I miss my hometown, but I love it here now. I had a much more relaxing life in the smaller town and seemed to have more hours for everything including my crafts, and all my neighbors there were fellow classmates I graduated with. I miss seeing them all like I used to on a daily basis.
Re: Small Town Spin (5:51pm April 14, 2014):
The one about the girl that went to the change machine at the car wash with a $20 bill attached to a string...she wanted to get the change for the $20 plus, yank her $20 bill back by pulling on the string. The string broke, it took her $20 and it failed to give her any change at all! So the following day, she complained to the manager at the car wash that his machine wasn't working last night, and didn't give her back any change and ripped her off. He found the $20 bill with the string taped to it, figured out what she had done and had her arrested (with her trying to say that wasn't her $20 bill)!!! This happened in my hometown. Then, there's the one where the two guys tried to buy lottery tickets at the counter. One walked off, grabbed two half gallons of milk and walked out the door with them, yelling back to his friend, "Come on Jim, we have to get going or we'll be late." They tracked them down right away a couple blocks away where JIM lived. Nothing like using his real first name (very intelligent)!
Re: With a Vengeance (6:14pm April 7, 2014):
This romantic suspense book sounds like an exciting read, especially with the kick-ass heroine, Jaime. I can't wait to read it!
Re: Bite Me (5:45pm March 28, 2014):
This looks like a great book I'd enjoy, as I love reading paranormal romances. I loved reading about almost being a hoarder (made me smile) esp. part about the three bundt pans. I guess, a woman feels she can't have enough bakeware and pots and pans...would hate to run out when baking for a big special occasion! Can't wait to read your books.
Re: Winter in Full Bloom (5:32pm March 28, 2014):
There needs to be more authors writing books like these...there are too many explicit and erotic type books being written of which I do not care for. I'd rather read one like yours that leaves something to the imagination, but yet, still has the romantic flavor. Your story sounds lovely and is one I would very much enjoy reading, Anita.
The cover is beautiful and breathtaking!
Re: What The Groom Wants (6:26pm March 5, 2014):
Squidge is too cute...would have never guessed he was a cell phone holder! Love the trivia questions, must say No.7 (c)gets my imagination wondering (oh me, oh my)! lol
Re: Mustang Sassy (6:10pm March 5, 2014):
I love oldies songs. Everytime I go to a classics car show, they have them playing as background music. I will never tire of any of Elvis' songs or The Beatles either (they will always be in my memory as favorites)!
Re: The Rebel Pirate (6:20pm March 4, 2014):
I have many I love and enjoy: Sarah Jio, Jodi Thomas, Toni Blake, Carolyn Brown, Karen Kelly, Juliana Stone, Susan Mallery, Cindy Holby, Lori Wilde, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Carla Neggers, Jason Starr, Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, and V.C. Andrews. I usually read each one of their books as they are released. In the meantime, I always try new authors and read their books too.
Re: Safe in the Tycoon's Arms (5:53pm March 4, 2014):
Retired from a fast-paced job I'd held for 20 years, often not always enjoying what I did but loving working with so many different people. Many health problems but coping with them and loving all my free time to read, crochet, watch TV, get on the computer, cook as well as try many new recipes I've gotten from cookbooks and online...I couldn't be happier. I thought my days would seem so much longer not working, but I've found that they seemed longer working many times, simply because I was struggling with so much back pain, bone spurs in feet, migraines and fibromyalgia. Not having to stand for hours anymore at a job has helped quite a bit. I love cowboy stories very much, but I'm glad you're trying something different too. Much success to you!
Re: The MacGregor's Lady (6:59pm February 6, 2014):
Have you every thought of staying in a castle when you travel to Scotland, that's been rejuvinated into a hotel or would you have second thoughts thinking it may be haunted with ghostly spirits? Have you toured or seen many castles while on your visits? I'm looking forward to reading your latest book!
Re: Shadowed By Grace (4:43pm January 11, 2014):
I would love to read your book and learn more about WWII. My father also served in WWII. Those were very harsh conditions for the men and they had little to eat. I'm sure the younger generations have no idea, other than what's in school history books as to what those times were like, as well as what events transpired. We can all learn from authors who do their research and write more about it for future generations. It's always interesting to hear it straight from the men that served, but there aren't many of them around still living. My father passed away in 1997, and I didn't read the book written which was a diary kept daily by a fellow crewman on his ship until 2012. I found many things in it which I wished I could sit down with my father and discuss with him. He read the book many years before his death and had told me he had always wanted to write a similar book himself. There were many parts in this book that left me feeling very sad and tearful for what hardships they endured for our country.
Re: Songs of Shenandoah (4:07pm January 11, 2014):
Your Heirs of Ireland series sounds very good. I think with any good book I'm reading, I become involved with the characters as if I'm there living it along with them, and they stay with me long after the book is finished. I look forward to reading these books, and I must say they all have very beautiful book covers!
Re: Restless Spirit (5:17pm December 23, 2013):
I was born in a small town and lived in it for 29 yrs. (the same town Winona Ryder, actress was born in and she was named after the town). I loved living there. It never failed that I was related to someone. When I went to school, my English teacher had been my mother's teacher also. My Art teacher had in previous years, taught two of my second cousins with the same last name and kept telling me they were very good in art too. When I got my first job as a waitress at a cafe, my father's second cousin was the waitress there on the day shift, and she was surprised at what a coincidence it was when I started working there. So, of course, she shared all her gossip with me before her shift ended 30 min. after I came on! I babysat for many of the children that were friends of my parents and it spread all over town that I did babysitting...so before I knew it, I had more jobs than I could handle! So that's all part of small town living. When I was in high school I had a crush on a very cute guy, and when he called me one night, I thought he was about to ask me out, when he asked, "Can you do me a favor?" Then he asked me, if I would babysit his younger sister (it wasn't quite what I had in mind, but I did it...esp. since he was picking me up to go to his house). His Dr. father took me home, and told me he was supposed to watch his sister that night, but he wanted to go out with his buddies, so his father made him find a sitter. I didn't even know that he knew I did a lot of babysitting. Long story short, he never did ask me out, even tho he didn't have a girlfriend!
Re: The Best Game (5:27pm December 8, 2013):
Your books sound good. I enjoy romance books and am unfamiliar with yours until today. I'm anxious to read them, and am still finding time for all my reading between cooking, baking and Christmas shopping (and did I mention, shoveling snow)?
Re: Everlasting Enchantment (5:55pm December 6, 2013):
I would be a wolf for sure. I love shapeshifter stories. I've always thought they were unique!!
Re: Tempest's Course (6:21pm December 5, 2013):
Phyllis Whitney and Victoria Holt books are some of my fav oldies and very first reads. I loved them! I know your book, Tempest's Course will be one I'll love reading too, it sounds so good! I'm ready to take the journey.
Re: Hustlin' Texas (6:12pm December 4, 2013):
I love all cowboy romance stories (they're my weakness)! This one sounds like a fun story that I want to read!! My brother is a big pool player and enters a lot of tournaments. He's really good. So if I win, I most definitely will pass this book along to him to read too. I'm glad to find another new author in my favorite genre!
Re: Rugged Hearts (6:01pm December 4, 2013):
I'm grateful that my family is healthy. I don't get to see my adult sisters and brothers very often but am glad when I hear from them and that they're doing well. My oldest son's twins (boy & girl) will get to celebrate their first Christmas this year (they're now 7 mos. old). Western romance is my most favorite genre...so I can't wait to read Rugged Hearts, and I'm grateful it's out in paperback.
Re: Billionaire Blend (5:24pm December 3, 2013):
I'm so excited that you have so many great recipes in your new book, and that you're giving us many other good ones too! I love recipes and have two recipe boxes and quite a large cookbook collection. I love baking and cooking since I was a young girl. I really want this book.
Re: Black Widow Demon (4:03pm November 29, 2013):
My favorites are Once Upon A Time, Charmed, Paranormal State, Ghost Hunters and Ghost Aventures. Love anything paranormal/supernatural, because it's so interesting. I know I'd enjoy your demon outlaws!
Re: Aloha Rose (7:11pm November 27, 2013):
Love the quilted red rose snowflake on the cover of Aloah Rose which I know ties in to the story. I think this sounds like a most interesting book that I want to read very much! I've always dreamed about visiting Hawaii one day esp. since I've always lived in cold climates...MN & WI.
Re: The Pieces We Keep (6:14pm November 26, 2013):
This sounds like a terrific story, and I can't wait to read this. I'm also very interested in reading your book, Letters From Home which sounds very good, too. I'm going to look for it today at our library. My father served in the U.S. Navy aboard a large ship during WWII so these stories always interest me. I read the true story diary written by one of his fellow crewmen last year, and I learned a lot about the war on a day-to-day basis and what my father endured (many hardships...extremely humid weather in the South Pacific, very little food, strenuous tasks lasting hours, sickness striking most of the crew, etc.). My father didn't talk much about his experiences, only that he was almost killed and he lost his hearing in one ear from one of the gun turrets going off near him and causing him to suffer a concussion.
Re: The Bitches of Brooklyn (7:14pm November 19, 2013):
I'm guilty! I went shopping and found some very cute shoes that I was so in love with that I bought to identical pairs. One pair still sits in the box after several years and have never seen the light of day simply because, I never wore the other pair much--even tho I thought I'd wear them out and wished I had another pair. I've also bought clothes like prettty sweaters that I've yet to wear with tags attached which I ordered from a shopping channel on TV. I will definitely have to break them out now that it's cold.
Re: Once A Seal (5:53pm November 15, 2013):
This sounds like a great military romance and I look forward to reading it. Great cover!
Re: Shenandoah Crossings (7:05pm November 14, 2013):
I like time travel romance stories and horses, so I'd love to read your book which sounds great! I also tried to run away when I was five years old (it's a long story...I was mad at my mom that day and packed up all my books and toys into my suitcase)! I've never thought of running away since, but have thoughts of escaping to a beautiful island with blue water and a white sandy beach!
Re: Texas Tango (6:50pm November 14, 2013):
Texas Tango sounds good! I love cowboy romance books and time travel, so this is sure to please me. I will have to check out your other books as well. I love anything Southwest whether it be jewelry, home decor, or ornaments, so I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for this great giveaway! Love your book covers too!
Re: Bulletproof (7:23pm November 13, 2013):
I enjoy any books about military heroes and their courage and commitment fighting for our country. My father served in the Navy aboard a large battleship during WWII. I read a book one of his fellow crewmen wrote called Pacific War Diary, 1942-1945: The Secret Diary of a American Sailor by James J. Fahey last year. My father wanted to write a book also, but never did after this one came out. It brought a whole new light to me as to what these men endure for our country. It was strictly against rules and regulations to document anything daily in a diary as to what took place during wartime (but Fahey did and kept it hidden).
Re: Snowbound With The Soldier (5:21pm October 10, 2013):
I had a pile of yard debris from clipping tree branches and bushes sitting near the end of my driveway. I really didn't have a way to haul it away, so I was just going to leave it til the city trucks did fall clean-up. My neighbor guy across the way volunteered to haul it away for me since he was taking a load in his trailer to the dump the next day. I was so surprised that he'd cleaned it all up and didn't even wait for me to help him load it. I've never had a neighbor I barely know do anything like that for me before.
Re: Everlast (4:57pm September 14, 2013):
What a gorgeous book cover! I have always loved fairy tales. There are so many spin-off stories and movies from many of them, which gives us a whole new unique story from the original. Yours sounds different and I would really enjoy reading it very much.
Re: Tempted in the Tropics (4:33pm September 14, 2013):
I would have to choose cheesecake topped with whole strawberries and a little whipped cream...yummy! Loved the teaser excerpt and the cute book cover. Can't wait to read this book.
Re: The Sheik Retold (5:22pm September 13, 2013):
This sounds like quite an interesting, sensual book and one I need to read this fall. Sounds like a great bedtime story...lol!
Re: Shades Of Mercy (7:17pm September 11, 2013):
This story sounds fascinating. I enjoy historical fiction, and especially, with Native Americans and your creation of mixing a little real-life facts and fiction together. I look forward to reading it. I love the cover which looks like a painting (so pretty)!
Re: When Mountains Move (7:04pm September 11, 2013):
Into the Free has an absolutely beautiful cover, too!! Someone has some real art talent that designed it!
Re: When Mountains Move (7:01pm September 11, 2013):
This sounds like a great story. I love what I've read so far, and both these books sound terrific. Thanks for sharing some of your favorite reads with us. I'm writing these down for future reads. I think the cover for When Mountains Move is absolutely beautiful...WOW!
Re: Traces Of Mercy (6:41pm September 11, 2013):
I really enjoyed reading your post today, and how all your fond memories of your son flooded your thoughts at his wedding. Where do the years go? My three sons are grown now, and I often think of the days when they were small and wish I could have those years back again. I wasn't aware that Michael Landon Jr. was an author. It must be very exciting to co-author a book with him. I look forward to reading this book which sounds interesting, and one I know I'll enjoy!
Re: Last Chance Reunion (5:24pm August 21, 2013):
Love your first name! Your Top Ten List is great! I love romantic suspense. I also enjoy paranormal with romance and enjoy cowboy romance and western historical romance. Always need that #10 for sure!
Re: The Amish Seamstress (4:21pm August 18, 2013):
This sounds like a wonderful book. I love sewing and elderly people and their stories, so I can relate in some ways to Izzy. I also tend to daydream frequently. I have not yet read any of your Amish books and did not realize that the average Amish family has seven children. This explains why they all work hard and well together. They learn how to bake, sew, carpentry, and farming alongside each other.
Re: The Passion Of The Purple Plumeria (5:38pm August 8, 2013):
I like your Weekly Reading Round-Up. What a great idea! I will be checking that out, Lauren.
Re: The Passion Of The Purple Plumeria (5:34pm August 8, 2013):
Your books sound wonderful! I haven't read any of them before but it sounds like the Pink Carnation series is quite a hit with those that have! I guess when a great idea pops into your head, you run with it. I've had dreams that were so good and detailed, I often wished I'd written them down, because later, I've forgotten so much. I will have to get your books, and I'd love to win this new one!
Re: Death Al Dente (5:24pm August 3, 2013):
I moved from my hometown over 30 yrs. ago. I have gone back to visit a few times since I have family members there. I often think I'd enjoy living back there, again, in MN., but then, I remember those below zero freezing winter days and having to warm up our cars for ten minutes, just to go anywhere (and that makes me not miss it)! Not to mention, because the small city is located in the valley, along the Mississippi, it's extremely humid during the summer (like being in a sauna)! I, then, appreciate where I'm living even more, when I think back on that. It would be nice to see all the familiar faces and places I used to love going to. This sounds like a great book I'd enjoy very much!
Re: Jaguar Fever (5:02pm August 3, 2013):
Love paranormal books with shapeshifters! Love dancing, so I definitely would dance with Wade. Your books are amazing! No clubs like that in our city--gotta get my taste of entertainment like that out of a book! lol!!!
Re: The Sweetest Hallelujah (6:07pm July 31, 2013):
This sounds like an incredible, beautiful story. I love books that seem so true that it's hard to believe you're reading fiction. I can't wait to read this book!
Re: Complete Me (5:33pm July 23, 2013):
Your books all sound good and I will be sure to put your books on my TBR list. This series I want to get started on first and some of your others. Congrats on them being on the bestsellers lists and your many other awards. Don't feel lonely, as it sounds like you've got numerous readers, because you're a great author!!!
Re: Meet Me At The Cupcake Cafe (6:19pm July 18, 2013):
How ironic that I was just writing down some recipes I found that I want to try, and I come across you with your new book with recipes in it!!! I found a recipe for chocolate chip cream cheese cookie bars that sounded really good and a few Amish recipes, etc. I'm always collecting recipes, so this would be just the book for me to read indeed, as I haven't read any of your great books...yet!
Re: The Medic's Homecoming (5:40pm July 9, 2013):
I think my paranormal character of choice is werewolves. I also like anything with ghosts. I'm not a huge zombie fan and really haven't read any books with them in. I do want to see this movie, Warm Bodies which may be a bit milder than most zombie movies with a good story with a twist.
Re: The Firebird (5:35pm June 6, 2013):
It's surprising that you would mention Phyllis A. Whitney. Some of the very first adult books I read were hers when I first got into reading (back when I was 19)! I guess she was an influence for me to keep reading other authors books. I remember reading several in high school for book reports, and I loved the one about Admiral Byrd and his expedition to the North Pole (the title I can't remember). It was so mesmerizing what this one man challenged alone. I remember my English teacher having me read my book report aloud to the class, because she'd given me an A+ on it. No one else read theirs, so I was a little embarrassed and caught off guard that day in 10th grade.
Re: Tainted Angel (5:06pm June 6, 2013):
I loved the movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and I'm sure your new book is just as good. Love spy stories and your book cover is great! Can't wait to read it.
Re: Dream Nights with the CEO (7:16pm June 5, 2013):
Sounds like you had a busy day! Love a funny and hot book. This sounds like a good one. Maybe, I could compare you with author, Karen Kelley. Pretty sexy purple book cover! I will have to be sure to read this one.
Re: Can't Stop Believing (7:02pm June 5, 2013):
I love all your books. I have at least 10 of them and have read several others borrowed from our library. You are a great writer, and I can't wait to read, Can't Stop Believing. I love the gorgeous cover, too!
Re: It Had To Be You (5:48pm June 4, 2013):
I usually don't listen to music when I'm reading books, but I often have the TV on and there is plenty of background noise including music. It doesn't bother me if it's not too loud, since I get so engrossed in my reading.
Re: True (6:12pm June 3, 2013):
I read your book, "Seeing is Believing" about a month ago. I thoroughly enjoyed it! Loved the apple orchard part!! You write great books....I only wish TRUE wasn't only an e-book. I only read paperbacks. Keep up the great writing. Thanks!
Re: Sweet Revenge (5:58pm June 3, 2013):
I like my heroes to be rough around the edges. Makes for a better story. Can't wait to find out what happens after Jack escapes from prison.
Re: Katie's Choice (5:42pm June 3, 2013):
Would love to read your Amish romance. Their way of life and beliefs are so much different from ours, and they are such hardworking people. I can only learn more from reading your new book!
Re: True (4:23pm June 1, 2013):
I enjoyed my one-year business/secretarial course I took at a vocational-technical college and enjoyed it more than classes I took in high school. I did very well in all my subjects including Business Law at 7 am every morning, of which I usually fell asleep in, and I sat in front of our lawyer/teacher who instructed at the podium (less than 3 ft. from me). He always called on me for answers when he noticed my eyes closing, and I think I shocked him everytime with the correct answer. Little did he know...I was listening. Congrats on all your books!
Re: South Of Surrender (3:54pm June 1, 2013):
I think characters with disabilities written into a story is a plus, since not many authors do this. There are many people with physical handicaps that would favor knowing there are books being written which make them feel included. I have not found many books that include this, and it's a great idea!
Re: Dead, White, And Blue (6:25pm May 30, 2013):
The characters adventures and unexpected events that take place, and the relationships between them always keeps books fresh. Your books sound amazing!
Re: Lighten Up (5:38pm May 28, 2013):
People do not think clearly, act on impulse when they're infatuated with something new, then have their regrets later when things don't work out as they imagined they would. That how people learn from their mistakes, because temptation is always out there, especially when you find yourself most vulnerable because of something wrong in your life. It's best to avoid and work on a resolution for improvement for yourself first and with your current partner.
Re: Paige Torn (5:18pm May 28, 2013):
I used to have a huge vegetable garden for several years using the empty lot next door. I grew sweet corn, peas, carrots, green peppers, onions, acorn squash, and lots of huge tomatoes. After six years, a home was built on the lot and put up for sale. I missed my garden. If I were to put in a garden again, I'd have to tear up my lawn in my backyard. I'd love to have a huge one and grow even more--a real Martha Stewart garden and include berries and flowers. It seems you end up with more than you can eat, and always have to can and give your harvest goodies away. I'm anxious to read your book, and you must be a hard worker to have re-done your yard so many times! Maybe, you should take up landscaping and work on other yards with all your ambitious ideas!
Re: The Begonia Bribe (5:13pm May 24, 2013):
This sounds like a cute little mystery with the little miss beauty pageant. The book cover is beautiful and would love to read and own this book. I'm a flower/plant lover!
Re: When The Morning Glory Blooms (7:18pm May 23, 2013):
I have lost a couple of good friends that died and miss them every day (one from cancer and the other from a car accident). Lost another good friend due to an incident which she never apologized to me for (eight yrs. later, she sent me a Christmas card out of the blue, saying she frequently thinks about me, but still no apology). I didn't respond to her, since I've been hurt all these years by what she did. I think her guilt led up to her sending the card, that stated, "Write to me." Some lost friendships aren't worth resolving. I love the beautiful book cover for When the Morning Glory Blooms. Would love to read it.
Re: The Summer I Became A Nerd (6:50pm May 23, 2013):
I am a book nerd--love reading and can never have enough books, including a large selection of cookbooks. I love trying out new recipes, since I love cooking and baking!
Re: Flora's Wish (6:27pm May 23, 2013):
This series sounds exciting and one I definitely would like to get started on. Covers are beautiful too!
Re: A Healing Heart (5:17pm May 22, 2013):
This story sounds fantastic. I love quilts and have always appreciated the amount of time and work invested in making one. It's such an art. I have a couple made by my ex's grandmother (who raised 9 children and lived into her mid 90's). She made many quilts and crocheted beautifully too. It's always fun to read a touching and heartwarming story!
Re: Last Chance For Justice (4:32pm May 19, 2013):
Most of the books I've read lately are slower-paced stories. I do like to know the descriptions, backgrounds, and details about all the characters. I think if they're too fast-paced, they tend to pass over things, leaving the reader wondering when and if you'll find out these details. I'm sure I'd enjoy reading your cozy, romance mystery to find out how I'd like the way you write.
Re: Past Due (5:16pm May 17, 2013):
It sounds like you had a very wonderful and hardworking grandmother, and learned good life lessons from her. Both my grandmothers passed away when I was 11 and 12 yrs. old. My grandmother that was a school teacher taught me to play the piano and make jewelry. I remember she was a perfectionist about so many things (everything in a neat order). I think this rubbed off on me to some extent. I love your book cover, and I enjoyed reading your story about your grandma's hands (so sweet)!
Re: Changing Lanes (6:53pm May 15, 2013):
I would have liked to have changed lanes earlier in my life. I would have stayed in the state my family all lived in, rather than move to another for my husband's (now ex) new job, and stuck with my career choice. Little did I know, he'd change lanes and move on with a co-worker and get remarried! This looks like a must read book for me!
Re: Voodoo For Two (5:29pm May 14, 2013):
Your trip sounds fascinating, however, I would be terrified to see alligators, and I know I'd never want to touch one! Your voodoo romance series looks good, as well as those enticing covers; I'd love to read them all!
Re: The Practice Proposal (6:16pm May 13, 2013):
There are quite a few super hot, sexy athletes. Michael Morse is definitely a good choice, Tracy! I'm drooling!! I'd have to also add Tim Tebow, A-Rod (Alex Rodriguez) and Jeff Francoeur. Any good-looking player would be exciting to read about in a romance novel. The Practice Proposal looks good; love sports!
Re: Angora Alibi (2:47pm May 11, 2013):
I have to agree with you about photos. I'm never pleased with any of myself. I always seem to find something wrong with them. I only remember one that was taken quickly just to use up the rest of a roll of film one afternoon, and it was one of the best photos ever of me holding my little dog. I looked about 25 lbs. thinner in it, and don't know how that happened. My youngest son liked it so well, he framed it and keeps it on his desk! I enjoy both knitting and crocheting so I know I'd enjoy reading your series very much. The covers are all so colorful, attractive and beautiful! New babies are such a joy for grandparents...my oldest son just had his first...twins, a boy and a girl. He didn't think he'd ever have any. Guess, it's true that good things come to those who wait!
Re: Ours To Love (5:54pm May 9, 2013):
This book sounds so-o good and thrilling! I especially love the characters names, being I have a grandson named, Xander, and spelled the same way!! It's not a real common name, but I love it! I can't wait to read this book and pass it on. Sure would love to win it.
Re: A Highland Werewolf Wedding (5:43pm May 9, 2013):
Anyone looking for werewolf books can sure get there fix here with such a selection from just one author! I can't imagine how you come up with so many good ideas for your stories to keep writing such a huge variety in this genre and do such a fabulous job. Your covers are always absolutely beautiful too. Love paranormal romance and werewolf books. I will be sure to read these new ones!!
Re: Stealing Harper (5:28pm May 7, 2013):
I think the reason you never read books is because the mandatory reads really didn't interest you. When you found a genre you enjoyed, then you started to really get into it. After that, you're ready to explore more to see what's out there and what you've been missing. I'm sure the more you read is what led you to writing. It's interesting that you weren't good in grammar, also. It doesn't take long to pick it up, when you're a reader. Sounds like you did an excellent job with Taking Chances (according to Cindy M.). I'm anxious to read it, and it would be great to win a copy. Best wishes with your books!
Re: Fearless Heart (7:28pm May 6, 2013):
This would be a great book for teenagers to read and learn from. Kids are so spoiled today, they have no idea what life was like during the Great Depression and how people struggled with so little and how hard and long they worked just to eat. I remember my dad's stories about WWII and how they starved aboard his naval ship and daily work duties in hot, humid, excruciating weather having to scrape and paint the entire ship on the outside while hanging on ropes and carry torpedoes all day on their shoulders and stack them on the opposite end of the ship. The young children from the islands would sell them bananas when they were near the beaches (and many of the kids had no clothes). I enjoyed reading the daily diary book one of my dad's fellow navy buddies wrote during the war, so I know I'll really enjoy your book even though I'm sure it's got many sad parts.
Re: What A Mother Knows (6:53pm May 6, 2013):
I'm not sure how old your daughters are, if they're teenagers and old enough to be interested in reading books of this type yet or would be curious because their mother wrote it. I wouldn't be embarrassed to explain to them that it's fiction and many authors write in the same way in their books, and then let them decide after that, if they choose to read it (maybe, when they're older...like grown-up and married! LOL!!! Sounds like a good book, and I want to read it!
Re: Honorable Rancher (3:22pm April 28, 2013):
Sure would have loved to have that beta boy hero living next door to me as a kid, unfortunately, the three homes we lived in while I was growing up had elderly people next door every time! The most exciting thing to ever happen was when four college boys rented the house across the street from us for about 3 months. My mother banned my sister and I from going over there and talking to them, and you may have guessed how long that lasted! Our girlfriend talked us into going over there for a few minutes and they invited us all in (all a bunch of alphas)! They all turned us off. Mom was right...for once (LOL). I like beta and somewhere in between (no alphas for me). Your book sounds good. I enjoy books about ranchers, cowboys, etc. very much!
Re: The Last Telegram (5:33pm April 25, 2013):
I love how you\'ve incorporated some of your family\'s real-life events into your book. I didn\'t realize there was one of the oldest silk weaving company\'s in Britain, and that, it\'s still in operation. I know I\'d enjoy your book based around the WWII era which I\'m familiar with since my father served our country during that war. Sounds so interesting!!
Re: The Collector (5:16pm April 24, 2013):
The Collector sounds good. Dante Walker a soul collector and his assignment to get his permanent ticket out of hell. I do enjoy reading YA Paranormal fiction. I definitely want to read this! Thanks for sharing your writing influences!
Re: Thrill Ride (2:57pm April 21, 2013):
I have to agree with Donna H., the two photos posted of the hero, Rock and the heroine, Vanessa, do not fit their profile descriptions or my expectations. He doesn't look tough enough. If he had some facial hair, longer hair, and wearing a t-shirt with a leather jacket and a bit older and "hot" he might fit into the former Navy SEAL, Harley- dude character. Vanessa looks like she's fresh out of high school, and I would expect her to have tatoos (for a tough girl). I do love the storyline and the cover art for all your books, but the photos take away from it all and don't do it for me, either.
Re: The Summer He Came Home (2:56pm April 20, 2013):
I always loved the Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Rollingstones and Elvis when I was younger and still do. I actually attended an outdoor Beach Boys 3-hr. concert and stood in front of the stage after playing their record albums for years, when I was in my early 20's--this was a real treat seeing them entertain me live!
Beautiful book cover--I'm looking forward to reading it!
Re: Speak No Evil (6:44pm April 17, 2013):
What a great cover for your book, SPEAK NO EVIL! I can't wait to read it and follow the three sisters through this compelling story in South Carolina.
Re: A Method to Madness (6:04pm April 16, 2013):
I would love to start reading your books starting with the first one and find out what Sam learns during his investigation to the "Windy City", and then, work my way up to your third book, "Opened Wounds" and learn about the Purple Gang and all their criminal involvements, and learn some interesting facts along the way!
Re: Night Demon (5:17pm April 15, 2013):
My hero needs to have brains and be intelligent to go along with his brawn which makes him a desireable (tortured) hero to fascinate any reader!
Re: Last Chance Book Club (7:18pm April 8, 2013):
Your book sounds like a hit! I love baseball, and this sounds like a very fun, home-run of a book!
Re: Sweet Madness (5:50pm April 5, 2013):
I always loved orange from the time I was very young into my late twenties, and according to your description I would say that color was me...enthusiastic, cheerful, and creative (since I loved craft projects making them for gifts and to sell, and always loved to paint when I was just a kid too). My favorite color changed to turquoise later and I still like that color because I'm so fond of turquoise jewelry. Not sure if that falls into the blue or green catagory (since it's a little of both)?
Re: Lush (6:11pm April 3, 2013):
I haven't read this series, but I think LUSH sounds great! I love Damien already because he's bad boy, and the story will be juicy. I have to read this and the other two!
Re: Her Knight's Quest (5:55pm April 3, 2013):
I enjoy when secondary characters from a previous book get their own book. I'm currently reading one right now that did just that. In the first book, the secondary character was a single hardworking guy that was left in the dust by the heroine while she moved on with someone else. In the next book, he is meeting a new single female neighbor which happens to live on the neighboring ranch and the story unfolds (she is independent and stubborn). Your book covers are beautiful. Love good books and yours do sound good!
Re: Sinner's Heart (5:40pm April 3, 2013):
I always try to read series in order, otherwise I don't have the background of the characters from the beginning when the author uses some of the same ones. If I love the first book, I'm more than anxious to read all those that follow as they are released. I like it when authors write about 4 to 6 books per series, and then start with something new. I have not read a historical paranormal before, but I have read paranormal.
Re: Once Tempted (6:01pm April 1, 2013):
I love cowboys, ranches, rodeos (and road trips) in the books I read. My favorite genre! I'd love to read this book. A road trip I'll never forget is the one we took out west through Black Hills, SD, the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone Nat'l. Park, Jackson Hole, WY. and traveling Needles Hwy. (a very narrow winding climb) to get to the lookout and Needles Rock formation. Loved it all!
Re: Revenge On Route 66 (5:02pm March 29, 2013):
As a reader I don't recall knowing actual birthdays of these fictional characters (or maybe, just don't remember).
I remember star birthdays. April 1 birthdays: Ali MacGraw, Debbi Reynolds, Matt Lanter, Susan Boyle, Jon Gosselin, and Hillary Scott - Lady Antebellum singer. (April Fool's babies)!
Love your book covers (eye-catching)!
Re: Identity Crisis (7:39pm March 27, 2013):
Haven't been to any art museums, but really enjoyed getting some insight about art forgeries. Sounds like a very great book! My oldest son had his pottery artwork displayed at a large art museum in Milwaukee, WI when he was in high school. He did many paintings, pottery, jewelry, etc. He went on to become a successful landscape designer.
Re: The Forsaken (7:01pm March 25, 2013):
I've always believed in angels, and especially after my younger sister told me how our father told her that the angels told him it was time to say, "Goodbye, and it's time for her to go back home." The following day he passed away. She never told him that she was leaving the next day. She'd travelled halfway across the U.S. to see him while he was sick with cancer, and had to be back to work after being off for a week. He then mentioned our uncle's name as if reading it, and said, "What are you doing here?" Unbeknownst to any of our family, our uncle had died a couple days earlier! We came to the conclusion, that maybe he'd seen our uncle in Heaven with the angels, prior to passing on himself.
I am anxious to read your book and love the cover.
Re: Nickeled-And-Dimed To Death (6:37pm March 25, 2013):
Everyone deserves a second chance--which hopefully, has better results from the first time. Many times it can turn a person's life around. Love what I've read about your books.
Re: When She Was Gone (7:42pm March 20, 2013):
My home is a quiet place with a very large yard with a fenceline border of lilac bushes that look so pretty and smell so fragrant in the spring, as well as my beautiful magnolia tree with large orchid-like lilac colored blooms. I love all the cardinals and other birds. I have a large cozy fireplace which spans the entire width of my family room with huge bookcases on each side (which is my favorite room). We get deer and other wildlife including pheasants, and an abundance of squirrels in our yard. Recently 8 young deer were standing in my front yard for several minutes. It was a breathtaking site as they stood in the snow, and it reminded me of a Christmas card. They may have been on the hunt for food as this was a 1 am, when I looked out my front window. I have empty bedrooms now that my three sons have grown and left the nest.
Would love to read your book...sounds like a gripping page-turner! Your cover for it is unique!
Re: Buried In A Bog (6:59pm March 18, 2013):
I've never visited Ireland, and I'm green with envy (LOL) for those that have and more than once! Perhaps reading your book Buried in a Bog will help me get there. Love reading cozy mysteries, and it sounds like this is a great one from a lovely land!
Re: The Geek Girl And The Scandous Earl (7:04pm March 14, 2013):
What a great catchy title for your debut book! Love it and the book cover too! Much success with it, and it sounds like a great time-travel novel, and I'm anxious to read it! It must have some good humor just by looking at the cover.
Re: Hunted (6:39pm March 11, 2013):
Congrats on your debut--cannot believe you wrote this is 45 days, along with working a job as a business office manager and having kids at home! What a huge accomplishment. Vampire books are quite popular and look forward to reading yours!
Re: A Risk Worth Taking (4:55pm March 10, 2013):
I really enjoy reading about either with romance. I think I lean a bit more toward escapism and a little adventure in the characters lives. It's more fun to read about someone else's life, even though fictional, but it must be a believable or heartwarming story for me.
Re: Stranger on Raven's Ridge (4:34pm March 10, 2013):
I think everyone has some or all of the four main traits from the Wizard of Oz characters inside them. It takes a lot of Cowardly Lion courage to move forward in life on something your skeptical about or afraid to try, and if you don't take the leap, you never know and always wonder about what the outcome or reward would have been in doing so. I'm so glad you did it with success, Jenna. This book sounds great!
Re: Out Of Circulation (4:08pm March 10, 2013):
I love the name you've given your Maine coon kitten in your latest cozy mystery (Diesel)! As I'm a library lover, anyway, I think Out of Circulation, A Cat in the Stacks Mystery would be a great book for me to read. I think the covers are cute...maybe, Diesel needs a pair of glasses to read his book he's flipped open! I had a similar looking cat for many years when I was a little girl (but, I believe Maine coons have very long tipped ears in a variety of colors with striped patterns that vary). Why not change the story to have a male librarian; I think that's clever. Can't wait to check out this series. Thanks!
Re: The Chieftain (6:52pm February 28, 2013):
Love all your covers for your books! I also enjoy books where the characters have known each other since childhood and as they grow up, what evolves throughout their lives (staying friends or becoming enemies, etc.). I haven't read any of your books, but hope to soon! Love your photos!
Re: Cowboy Tough (6:40pm February 28, 2013):
My all-time favorite genre to read are Cowboy books. I just got two of your books to read from our library. I also found one at one of our thrift stores. Anything cowboy with rodeos, horses, ranches, etc., I'm there! Can't wait to read these and would love to win this latest book, Cowboy Tough so-o very much!!
Re: Silence Of The Llamas (6:49pm February 25, 2013):
I remember a few years ago travelling from WI. to MN. along I-90 and surprised to see many llamas on a llama farm near LaCrosse, WI. I had no clue as to why someone would want to raise llamas in the cold winter climate and so many. They are beautiful to look at with their big eyes and different colors. Eavesdropping can lead to having interesting conversations with complete strangers, along with getting good ideas or finding someplace new to shop or eat. So I think it's a good thing, and most people do listen to anything they can't help overhearing.
Re: Greta and the Goblin King (3:25pm February 24, 2013):
I love Spring, because it's so inviting to have the warmer days and fresh air, being outside and working around the yard cleaning things up after winter and all dead debris. I look forward to seeing flowers blooming and trees budding again and the grass turning green. Love being able to start up the barbeque again (even tho some people use theirs during the winter--I don't, too cold). I live in WI. Love your photos, Chloe (very nice and welcoming summer, again)!
Re: Murder Hooks a Mermaid (4:36pm February 18, 2013):
You'll have to visit Mt. Rushmore. I was there many years ago and it is fantastic. It's amazing the size of the Presidents and the amount of work that went into them. A sight you'll never forget! One of my favorite places I'd love to travel to would be Hawaii. I've seen many photos from others that have been there. The flowers alone are so breathtakingly beautiful (paradise indeed)! Would love reading your cozy mysteries which sound really wonderful!
Re: A Howl For A Highlander (6:55pm February 13, 2013):
CHECK OUT THE VIEWS (MEN, BEACH & OCEAN)! FIND OUT WHAT THERE IS FOR ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT! WOULD LOVE YOUR BOOK. I'M GOING TO ADD IT TO MY MUST READ LIST!!
Re: The Billionaire's Baby SOS (5:04pm February 3, 2013):
I think children from big families learn from each other, especially on ways to be thrifty and learn to cook, share and cope more. Just look at the Dugger family. I come from a big family of eight children. Being the oldest, I learned how to care for my siblings and cook for all of them. I changed a lot of diapers (the three youngest were 11 mos. and 12 mos. apart in age)! I don't recall any books I've read about any big families, but I wouldn't mind reading one. When it comes to sports and games, you don't need to gather up any friends to play them...you've got your brothers and sisters! One of my brothers has 14 children (and yes, all with the same wife)!
Re: In From The Cold (4:40pm February 3, 2013):
When I was young between the age of 8-16, I loved ice skating and sledding growing up around the bluffs in southern Minnesota. I was used to the cold, cold weather and would be out in it for hours and the fun outweighed the frozen toes! My sisters and our friends used to get dropped off at noon on weekends at the golf course with all its hills to go tobogganing until 5:30 pm on weekends, and we'd see hundreds of kids there. It was a blast for us. Once we went to the top of the steepest hill (with 5 of us on the sled) and came down so fast we couldn't control it, we had to scream for all the kids to get out of the way and kept screaming, we were so scared because we were headed for the creek!! Luckily, we came to a stop right at the edge and learned a lesson not to go down that steep hill ever again (which mostly the skiiers used). I went through many pairs of ice skates over the years, because I lived on the ice. I would skate from early afternoon until late at night...even on school nights. I couldn't get enough of it, because it was my favorite winter sport and the other kids all would watch me skate and were amazed that I was so good at it that I never fell down once, when they were all falling down. What they all didn't know was I had hundreds of hours of experience. My Dad grew up in Saskatchewan, CANADA and told me of the cold and how he and his brother took the sleigh pulled by a horse or just rode the horse to a one-room school house with all grades taught by one teacher. So, I'm sure your adventure was a pretty cold one, but sounds fascinating and fun! These days, I'd rather read a good book during the winter (camping out and dogsledding would have been right up my alley as a teenager for sure)!
Re: The Officer Breaks The Rules (1:55pm January 26, 2013):
I enjoy reading romance books and others where friends become a serious romantic couple with a relationship that leads to marriage. My good friend in high school became my husband. I would love reading your book very much!
Re: Real Men Don\'t Break Hearts (7:05pm January 23, 2013):
Your book sounds like a cute, down-to-earth fun read! I love the cover and look forward to reading it! Thanks!
Re: Falling for her Fiance (6:42pm January 23, 2013):
My favorite qualities (or ingredients for the perfect guy) are honest, romantic, caring, kind, understanding, hard-worker, intelligent, faithful and trustworthy, with a good sense of humor and fun to be around. If he's neat, clean and can help out around the house or do a little cooking...HE'S PERFECT and a KEEPER!
Re: Perfect Misfits (3:45pm December 22, 2012):
Your books sound very good and I'm happy to find a new author today and read your books. Quinn's Christmas Wish really appeals to me. I'm looking forward to reading it! Have a very M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S !
Re: Against The Odds (3:22pm December 22, 2012):
Melodie Paul...I would love your recipe for date pinwheels if you'd care to give it to me, you can email me at: Xfinity001@Yahoo.com Thanks, so much!
Re: Against The Odds (3:20pm December 22, 2012):
We always like to drive around to look at all the Christmas lighting displays that seem to get bigger and better each year, eat lots of homemade dishes and cookie trays, and open gifts. Love your books Kat, and am hoping to win one of yours! M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S !
Re: How I Came To Sparkle Again (6:07pm November 29, 2012):
Directions to my house aren't too confusing for people to find me. If they drive past the fire station and take a right and follow the street for a half-mile, then take a left, I'm the fourth house on the right side of the street. I don't live in the country. I did enjoy reading the directions for getting to your place and had a few chuckles to boot!
Your book sounds great and I love that one of your main characters is named, Jill. I have a sister that's a year younger than I am named, Jill and she is both a snow skier and a water skier. Also, love your colorful book cover. I can't wait to read it!
Re: Taming the Outback (5:00pm November 25, 2012):
I love a story with a feisty heroine which makes it a real page-turner. Nothing wrong with a bossy, pushy woman! Love the storyline for this book already...can't wait to read it!
Re: Wolfishly Yours (5:32pm November 24, 2012):
I'd love a new TV as mine is very old, has lost its color and has a distorted picture, wavy, flips, you name it...it does it all! Also, love warm cozy socks to wear around the house during the winter. Don't need very much and make due with things I have.
I love paranormal books with wolves or werewolves. This one sounds like one I'd really enjoy!
Re: Untamed (5:09pm November 24, 2012):
I'm not doing the Black Friday shopping anymore--the crowds are overwhelming getting around the stores and finding clerks to help you is another task (usually only to find out that there are none left of that particular item). It's not worth the trouble, since later there are many sales to follow at all stores. Instead, I get out Christmas items, ornaments, etc. and get started with the decorating which is much more enjoyable. Then later headed out for a set of much needed tires for my car before the winter snow and ice comes. I did get a Black Friday deal on those (buy 3 tires, get 1 tire free) so I was pretty satisfied.
When my 3 boys were little, we used to head out to the tree farms to select our own Christmas tree each year, the day after Thanksgiving. We'd bring a sled and pull our youngest around in the snow. It was like being in the woods and so beautiful too. Always a fun family outing. One year, we bought one so huge, we had trouble getting it through the door! It was very pretty over 8 ft. tall and about 6 ft. or more wide!! It took up a large amount of space. They do always look smaller in the outdoors. It was very heavy too! Love your book cover and would love to read it!
Re: Boyfriend From Hell (5:57pm September 24, 2012):
Love how you found your inspiration from a cornfield for your new book. Guess the mind gets to wandering when you have miles of cornfields to look at. I think most gals have experienced having at least one "boyfriend from Hell" and would much rather read about one! Can't wait to read this!
Re: Finding Sarah (5:03pm September 15, 2012):
I enjoy both. Finding Sarah sounds really good and love the cover too...the green gives it that eerieness and captures one's attention! Can't wait to read it!
Re: One Wrong Move (6:18pm September 12, 2012):
I'd love to win this book--after the tease of your excerpt...whew! Have never read any of your books yet...but sounds like they'd be hard to put down!
Re: Chasing a Dream (5:28pm September 11, 2012):
Just wondering if Chasing A Dream will come out as a re-release in paperback? I'm assuming there is one in print from when it was first released. It's the type of book I'd enjoy...love what I've read so far!
Re: When You Give A Duke A Diamond (3:05pm September 8, 2012):
I like strong-minded heroines, but not spoiled ones. I was amazed to learn of the few divorces in nearly a hundred years. I'm sure another reason for less of them, is the shame it would have brought to the family name.
Re: Temptation In A Kilt (2:41pm September 8, 2012):
Lots of bad boys aren't really bad--just portray that image to act tough and in charge, when deep down they can be just the opposite. When I was young (around 7th grade), I used to get picked on by this 9th grade tough boy, named Skinner, when I played at the school playground across the street from my house. His sister was always with him and she was the instigator. They always told me to get off their playground or they'd beat me up! It came back to burn this leather jacket-wearing tough boy late one night, when he came into our backyard to steal both my sister's and my Schwinn bikes. My mom said to us she could see someone outside taking our bikes. My sister and I ran outside to catch the thief! When we discovered it was Skinner without his sister, he turned into a baby when we yelled at him. Then we gave him a couple punches and told him never ever to try to steal from us! This scared him so much, he never teased and taunted me again, after he found out how tough we were!!
Hope I'm not babbling and getting off track from your book.
I love the cover, and your book sounds like one I'd have fun reading and find captivating. I'd could enjoy my bad boy more in a book than in real life! Thanks!
Re: Return To Willow Lake (7:15pm September 6, 2012):
I'm also left-handed and when I was in high-school and vocational-technical college, I always wrote everything with a fountain pen in peacock-blue ink!! I was shocked to read this. I also own most all of your books! Your views sound beautiful, and I'm a bit envious...but I'm sure it's a plus for your great writing!
Re: A Cup Full Of Midnight (6:57pm September 6, 2012):
Found it interesting how you use real places for settings and incorporate them into your books! Really draws me in and am anxious to read these books!
Re: Treacherous Toys (6:08pm September 5, 2012):
This sounds like an amazing mystery series, and this is Book 5 already! Cover and title are great! I'm looking forward to reading this one, and much success with it!!
Re: Death Where The Bad Rocks Live (7:25pm September 4, 2012):
This book has an eye-catching cover and intriguing, attention-getting title and something I'd surely love to read. I'm sure it's good!
Re: Every Breath She Takes (7:08pm September 4, 2012):
Book covers are important, because they are what draws you to picking up the book. It's wise to reissue your book with the new cover that goes with the story. I've not read any of your books yet, but made a note awhile ago, to get Ashlyn's Radio which you co-authored with Heather Doherty. I thought this book sounded very good with the paranormal element. I'm hoping you'll write more of these haunted- types of stories, also, and I wish you well with the re-release.
Re: Death on a Longship (6:28pm September 4, 2012):
I've never been sailing, only boating and fishing out on the Mississippi River in Minnesota. It's peaceful and serene. Your book sounds fascinating and interesting and I'd love to read it!
Re: Lucky Break (4:07pm September 1, 2012):
I grew up in a small town, so love to read a story which takes place in a small town. Small towns are special because you see more familiar faces and have many friends, along with life being more relaxed, and you don't have snobby neighbors.
Re: Plain Fear: Forbidden (5:33pm August 31, 2012):
You have a unique and unusual book, meshing vampires into your Amish story. I think it sounds great...I can't wait to read it! Love your book cover which is very beautiful and captivating!
Re: Magic Gone Wild (5:19pm August 31, 2012):
AWESOME! A FUN(NY) GENIE ROMANCE! I have never read a book like this, and it sounds really exciting and a fun read, I can't wait to get into with Vana & Zane!!
Re: Fool For Love (5:24pm August 29, 2012):
Your Cupcake Lovers series sounds so goo-ood! Brings to mind the TV show I so enjoy watching, "Cupcake Wars". If you want a cupcake education on numerous yummy cupcake recipe concoctions...this is the show to watch, then bake up a batch and eat while reading your new fun book. What a beautiful book cover! I'll have to read these!
Re: Immortally Yours (7:02pm August 27, 2012):
PNN was fun to read! I loved the headline, "Sit, Sit, SIT! Tips for Training Your Hellhound." Paranormal romances are
really popular. I just started reading them last year. I got my kicks and grins for the day...thanks!
Re: In the Line of Duty (4:50pm August 26, 2012):
This series sounds super, and I'm going to have to read these. Love the storyline for In The Line Of Duty...would love to win this one!
Re: Blame It On Texas (4:36pm August 26, 2012):
Loved the comment your cousin made, "Mom and Dad must be back together again" at the funeral! Perfect timing for that humorous comment! Can never have enough humor and laughter in everyday life or in books! BLAME IT ON TEXAS sounds like a fun read! I must read this one!!
Re: Not the Marrying Kind (4:09pm August 25, 2012):
This book really sounds like my kind of book...love the divorce party planner...that's new, fun and interest-
ing! JUST WHAT I NEED!
Re: Florentine's Hero (3:58pm August 25, 2012):
I LOVE the Cowboy Romance genre and haven't ever read one with a woman bull rider. This sounds like a book I would
Re: Bruja Brouhaha (5:37pm August 24, 2012):
Loved reading how your own experiences are some of your research incorporated into your mysteries. Can't wait to read about Liz's adventures! These sound like fun books I'd really enjoy reading! Covers are breathtaking and very intriguing--love them!
Re: Desire The Night (6:14pm August 20, 2012):
I agree with you, Amanda. Too much foul language and graphic sex does not make a good book (even if authors think by doing this they're keeping their books updated, alive and with the times, and with what's being aired on TV and in movies). This isn't appealing to most, perhaps, younger readers. I'd rather get into a good story that doesn't include any of this. I fall into the old-fashioned category also.
Re: Hearse And Buggy (4:10pm August 18, 2012):
Loved the "Little House" books and the TV series and enjoy Amish-themed books. I will have to check out your Southern Sewing Circle series. They all sound good! Looking forward to reading these mysteries which appeal to me! Thanks!
Re: Hearse And Buggy (4:03pm August 18, 2012):
In answer to your question--Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder's daughter's name was Rose Wilder Lane.
Re: Allergic To Death (3:27pm August 18, 2012):
Is that your little white dog, Reggie, sitting on the chair on your bookcover? How adorable!
Re: Allergic To Death (3:23pm August 18, 2012):
A good mystery and good food...love both (what more could I ask for) except to win this Yummy book!
Re: Primal Possession (5:31pm August 15, 2012):
My favorite traits I like are feisty, strong-willed (able to be strong enough to stand up for herself and handle things), helpful in time of need, witty and playful with a sweet innocent, sexy, side to her.
Katie, love the purple colors for your Primal Possession book cover and book sounds great! Want to read it--thanks for the chance to win a copy!
Re: Deep Blue (5:22pm August 14, 2012):
I have never been on a cruise and have only heard about them from friends who have loved them! I've always thought it would be great fun, up until lately, with some of the mishaps on cruise lines. I've always loved boating and fishing on the Mississippi River, since I was a little kid, so I think an ocean cruise would be beautiful. Kat, I hope you have a great trip. I really love your Montana home and your horses! I just picked up a couple of your books yesterday...Against The Storm and Against The Night. LOVE YOUR BOOKS! I have not read DEEP BLUE, so it would be terrific to win a copy! Maybe your next book title will be:
Against the Ocean--lol!!!
Re: The Bull Rider's Brother (4:20pm August 13, 2012):
The last fun house I was in had to be about fifty years ago!
I remember getting lost in it's maze-type paths and unable to find my way out coming to dead-ends and running into mirrors that made you look distorted and goofy. Finally, upon seeing daylight (after being in the darkness), upon exiting, a big gush of forced air shot up your butt! That's the last and only time I've ever been in one. I didn't like the weird-looking clowns inside either (eerie, actually). Do fairs still have those (county & state fairs). I haven't seen them anymore??? Even so, I'll stay away from them and even the "spook houses". But, I do LOVE my COWBOY books!
Re: Sweet Deception (3:54pm August 13, 2012):
I am stubborn about a few things, one of which is keeping many of my books--even once I've read them, on my many bookshelves. I hate to part with those in a series or those of my favorite authors (guess I'm a bit of a book hoarder). I'm stubborn about my reading time being interrupted, too!
Heather, you'd look nice on one of your own book covers...you are a beautiful girl and have the Regency-era look (from your photo shown). Keep writing those good books!
Re: Seducing Cinderella (5:36pm August 12, 2012):
I like the enemies to lovers (one of my favorites), but any you've mentioned are good, even complete opposites that have nothing in common. I'd love to read your new release!
You have a beautiful cover for a beautiful book!
Re: Wrong Bed, Right Guy (3:49pm August 11, 2012):
KATEE, your book sounds like a hot, great read...love those bad boys and the title! This one is calling my name!
Re: Hell On Wheels (4:36pm August 10, 2012):
Hurray! I'm so excited to discover a new author with a biker series! I love motorcycles (esp. Harley's) and can't wait to read about these sexy, hot, bad rebel bikers who know how to handle their ?guns & women in these 3 new books!
Is it getting hot in here?? Thanks for the contest, Julie!
Re: Hearts Of Darkness (3:18pm August 9, 2012):
Even though it took you nearly 4 yrs. to get the final version for this book, it was worth it to get a really good story. I am not a book writer, but I do like writing long letters to people (that are almost books) and love keeping notes on important events, statistics, etc. I enjoy and love reading the werewolf genre and I'd really love to win HEARTS OF DARKNESS and can't wait to read it since, even the scrawl notes were so-o good! Thanks, for sharing!!
Re: West of Want (5:38pm August 8, 2012):
They're all good, but I'd have to pick POSSESSIVE, which captures many of Zeph's other qualities. Great descriptive excerpts, and I look forward to reading WEST OF WANT (sounds smoking-hot)!
Re: A Brew To A Kill (6:08pm August 7, 2012):
The Strawberry Shortcake Muffins look terrific--thanks so much for the recipe...can't wait to make them! CONGRATS on your latest release. Can't wait to read it! Great giveaway!!
Re: Wild Texas Rose (4:30pm August 6, 2012):
I absolutely love every book of yours I've ever read. You are my favorite author! Your books are so well written, that they're difficult to put down. You write the best historical western romances with great detail. I WOULD MORE THAN LOVE AND CHERISH YOUR NEW BOOK, WILD TEXAS ROSE, if I could WIN this fabulous giveaway. I hope everyone will read your books to find out what they've been missing!!!!!
Re: The Last Victim (4:02pm August 5, 2012):
We all have a little inner voice that tells us what we should do, and it's usually best to listen to it, and go with it, for the best results or reward. Can't please everyone (and they aren't always right). Congrats on your newest book which looks like a good one! KEEP UP YOUR GREAT WRITING!
Re: The Last Victim (3:28pm August 5, 2012):
I love your books and your interesting post. It's best to write what you like and feel is right in how you want it (not how others suggest changes). I have been with you from the beginning (owning many of your books) and have not been dissappointed. Your book cover art is great for THE LAST VICTIM...I look forward to reading this one!!
Re: Going To The Bad (4:40pm August 4, 2012):
I have not read any of your books in this series. I think it's wise for an author to find ways for their main character to remain memorable in each book in some way as you have, from being a loner, to having and experiencing friends, to having Uncle Bud to her rescue in time of need! It builds a stronger character as she evolves. Looking forward to reading these and would LOVE TO WIN a copy of... GOING TO THE BAD which has me hooked already! THANKS!
Re: Married By Midnight (4:34pm August 3, 2012):
Also wish to add...I want to read your first 3 books in your series and it would be terrific to win them! Thanks!
Re: Married By Midnight (4:28pm August 3, 2012):
I don't wait for the author to complete the series and start reading it right away (not knowing how many books will be in the series). It's hard to wait for the next one to be released when it's an author I really love and enjoy!GREAT BLOG and educational...THANKS for all the insight and would LOVE TO READ THIS BOOK!
Re: I Own The Dawn (6:07pm August 2, 2012):
Love the silly little things my young grandson does and says that give me a good laugh. Love reading,listening to music and craft projects (I enjoy but don't find enough time to get to, as often as I'd like). I'd love to win this book!
Re: The Secret Mistress (6:36pm August 1, 2012):
I love a beta male hero, once in a while, since there aren't as many as there are alphas written into romance novels. Like the imperfections, as well as the good, sensitive, and charming qualities. Would be thrilled to win a copy, since I haven't read this book or any of your others yet and am loving the great reviews from your readers!
Re: Goddess in the Middle (4:09pm July 28, 2012):
This book sounds so good that I can't wait to read it! I'm writing these all down. I'm sure you'll be one of my new FAVORITE authors, since I LOVE werewolf books and add in a blue-skinned demon with some Goddess magic--WOW! I'm hoping you'll continue the series...thanks and continued success!!
Re: Wicked At Heart (3:41pm July 28, 2012):
Damon sounds like a very tortured hero. I can't wait to find out who his heroine is to relieve him of his many problems! I LOVE the storyline so far and the beautiful cover! Thanks for the chance to win your goodie basket!
Re: Rosi's Time (5:19pm July 26, 2012):
There was so much heat lightning last night that it was like the lights were going on and off continuously. Probably wouldn't have taken much to get struck and published last night where I live! However, your wife is probably right! I'd love to win and read your books!
Re: The Officer Says I DO (5:45pm July 23, 2012):
TTTT - These Things Take Time, FWIW - For What It's Worth, DEGT - Don't Even Go There, CRS - Can't Remember S**t, NM - Never Mind, WFM - Works For Me, IANAL - I Am Not a Lawyer (Expect a uniformed opinion) and WAG - Wild Assed Guess. Thought you'd enjoy these, also! TMI - Too Much Information!
Re: Creating Fate (4:36pm July 23, 2012):
Your story brought tears to my eyes, Rachel. I can relate to how you were feeling. Many years ago, I went through this when my hubby was away in boot camp and all the loneliness I was feeling. We had many great years together, but have sinced divorced after 25 years. I've experienced the gut feeling instinct many times and have always been right. It's resulted in good outcomes for me!
Re: Luscious (7:11pm July 19, 2012):
I like books that have romance and faraway places and those with a little mystery. Since I'm a cookbook collector and lover of recipes, I can't wait to read your books, Amanda. I haven't read culinary romances yet! I love reading cookbooks and origins of recipes. Thanks for the chance to win a delicious, fun book!!!
Re: Beef Stolen-Off (5:42pm July 16, 2012):
My 5-yr. od grandson came to spend the day with me while his parents went out of town. Since I knew he liked playing games, I asked him if he'd like to play Monopoly. I'd just gotten the Harley-Davidson version and he really liked the playing pieces which are motorcycles, helmets, etc. After going around the board only one time and getting ready to go around again, he announced, that I was playing the game wrong. He said, You're only supposed to go around one time and that's the winner. I was caught off guard! I asked him, why he thought it was played like that and he said, "Cause that's the way my Dad plays it with me." I told him, "That's the speedy version." He was pleased to find out there was a longer way to play the game. Unsure, if Dad will like it the next time he plays with him!
Love the title of your new book and can't wait to read it!
Re: Jesse (5:07pm July 13, 2012):
I enjoy cowboy stories. Your covers are great looking! I just picked up your book, Dylan. The story sounds great for Jesse and the cuteness of little Lacy. I also only have only sons--three of them, grown-up now. Look forward to reading these and your new one coming out in Nov. Thanks!
Re: Gwen's Ghost (6:08pm July 12, 2012):
It's wonderful that you both were able to work far apart from each other and produce a successful book together...HOW AMAZING! I'd love to read both of these!
Re: Dark Crossings (6:27pm July 11, 2012):
I love reading Amish fiction stories. I would really love to win and read this interesting book you've written! It sounds good!
Re: The Reluctant Matchmaker (4:40pm July 10, 2012):
My parents were almost a foot apart in height (my dad was 6'1" and my mother 5'2"). The only time height was an issue that I remember, was when my mother drove her car. She always needed a pillow to sit on in order to see over the steering wheel. Height never had any effect on their relationship and they were married almost 50 years, until the death of my dad.
Re: Lord Of Fire And Ice (4:23pm July 5, 2012):
This sounds like a great book with the historical and paranormal romance combined. I haven't read any viking romance, and I'm looking forward to reading this one written by two great authors! Thanks for the chance to win.
Re: My Lady Mage (6:14pm July 3, 2012):
I loved reading about how you developed your idea to have the horses choosing their warrior riders, and I like the names you've chosen, too. The cover is so beautiful; it would make a fabulous poster. I love horses anyway. This is a book I must read, which sounds like a great start for your trilogy. Thanks!
Re: It Begins with a Kiss (5:52pm July 3, 2012):
Your books sound great and fun and I like the astronomy--I loved that in school. Looking forward to reading all of these and the new ones as they are released!
Re: First Do No Evil (5:21pm July 2, 2012):
Depending upon the story, when it's right, I do think it adds something. I dislike an author that makes the romantic sex interlude too stupid or brief, that it leaves me feeling like, why bother. Detail is important as long as it doesn't get to drawn out. Most books I've read are pretty tastefully done.
Re: The Princess and the Outlaw (4:32pm July 2, 2012):
I love to go to thrift/antique shops, summertime events such as fairs and antique auto shows, water ski shows, etc. for fun. I also enjoy reading every day, going on the computer and game shows on TV. I used to have a lot of irises in my huge flower bed in front of my home I lived in years ago, and I had a lot of hummingbirds when the sun was starting to set every day during the summer months. It was so exciting to watch them from my picture window. I haven't seen any since I moved to a different state, but I have a friend who lives in the country that had one flying around in her garage, and unfortunately, her cat killed it before she could get it outside.
Re: Lady Amelia's Mess And A Half (4:36pm June 30, 2012):
My favorite star-crossed lovers in movies were Lancelot (trusted Knight of King Arthur's Round Table) and Guinevere (Queen of Camelot and wife of King Arthur) and also, Tristan and Isolde (similar tale) exceptionally, wonderful romantic movie, which I found on dvd at our library and watched twice but did not have a HEA ending (tissues needed)!
Re: Wicked Nights (5:42pm June 29, 2012):
Love J.D. Robb's Roarke. I have several faves. Love the name Zacharel. Can't wait to read WICKED NIGHTS.
Re: Invitation To Scandal (5:52pm June 26, 2012):
That's a tough question. It would be fun to be a movie star celebrity for a day and experience on-the-set movie-making. However, I think I'd much rather be myself at a younger age (back in my early 20's). One day probably wouldn't seem long enough.
Re: Starlight (6:11pm June 25, 2012):
Polly Gowan, Weavers' Union, In Church, Alex, Harvard, Polly's Father.
Re: Sins Of The Angels (3:44pm June 24, 2012):
I enjoyed reading your list about all your reasons for writing. Would love to win and read one of your books!
Re: Into The Darkest Corner (4:42pm June 23, 2012):
I'm not in a book club and have no problem finding more than enough books I want to read on my own. Our library puts out a newspaper monthly of many new books and new authors. I also find many through blogs on Fresh Fiction and looking on Amazon, etc. I have found many excellent books to read and recommended by authors through my e-mails.
I look forward to reading your book.
Re: Honorable Rancher (7:40pm June 20, 2012):
My mother used to read to my two sisters and myself (we were all under the age of 5), every night, because my Dad was working as a semi-truck driver hauling fuel oil throughout MN and WI. I memorized all the nursery rhymes and stories she read to us and would then read to my sisters, before I actually learned to read. This helped me learn words before I actually learned to read in school, and I was the best reader in my first grade class. I remember my Dad reading a lot of westerns and the summer I read every comic book that my girlfriend and her brother owned (they lived across the street from me), over 200 from their collection of Archie and Richie Rich. In Junior High, I worked in my school library daily after school for 2 hrs. at a time, for 3 years and did various jobs, and my love of reading grew and grew. Today, I have huge bookshelves of books on each side of my fireplace, and I've run out of space to put more. I still love reading and read every day! It's relaxing and enjoyable fun! Love romance books best and have a deep love of cowboy books (guess my Dad's genre love rubbed on me for some reason)!
Re: Her Forbidden Hero (6:00pm June 19, 2012):
The amount of research with correct facts and details an author puts into their writing makes a much more authentic and interesting story.
I've read, "Her Forbidden Hero" has been nominated for the Romance Studio's 5 Heart Sweetheart Award, along with many awesome reviews! I really have to read this book...CONGRATS,
Laura. Your painstaking homework (labor of love) has been a success, and you've created a winner!
Re: The Casanova Code (6:35pm June 18, 2012):
A HELLUVAGUY?? YOU NEED TO APPLY (You're a HOPEFUL)!
Re: No Ordinary Sheriff (3:05pm June 17, 2012):
I really love finding new authors of romance books about cowboys! I would love to win yours and really love the covers that have the horses!!
Re: Undead And Unstable (5:21pm June 16, 2012):
Enjoyed reading your blog and excerpt and how writing has changed your life. Can't wait to read this book...sounds like you have another winner!
Re: Grill Me, Baby (4:58pm June 16, 2012):
I have fond childhood memories of eating freshly caught beer-battered walleye-pike on Friday nights. My Dad was a avid fisherman and when he wasn't working, he was on the Mississippi River fishing from his boat. I remember how he'd wake me up at 3 am to get going. We had to hit the bait shop to buy fresh willowcats and drive 25 min. to our location and go out in the dark to locate his favorite fishing spot, called the Keisel Horse Wingdam. It had a rock formation below the deep water that rippled above and the walleyes were thick in there. We always had a freezer filled with fish. I remember getting some freshly caught and filleted from him, after I married and moved away and how I couldn't wait to cook it, when we got home, for my family. It was the best ever and the last I've ever had, since my Dad got cancer and is now deceased. I have my great memories of our happy times and how the other fishermen envied my Dad for his knack to catch such nice big walleyes. Many conversations took place, every time we docked...when they saw his stringers filled with fish. After a while, he'd bring a cardboard box and have me run the fish to the back of his camper covered pickup truck to keep them out of sight (so they'd quit asking where he caught them) and take his favorite fishing spot...which did happen a few times (another reason for getting up so early)!
Re: The Wild Wood Enquiry (6:00pm June 14, 2012):
I think the village center of town is laid out in a circle at the top of a hill for the origin of the name, Round Ringford -or- and old grist mill(the stones are round) is in the village may be the origin.
Hope you will be giving us the answer later...this is very interesting!
Re: Cursed (6:02pm June 13, 2012):
You lead a very busy life studying to be a lawyer and writing books! Love your book covers and this book sounds good, and I'll have to read it. I wish you much continued success with everything.
Re: Kiale Dream (5:40pm June 12, 2012):
You are a new author to me, and this book sounds really good. Sandra Hill's new books are somewhat similar in nature. A new romance trend with angel-demons and angel half-breeds (aliens) which gives us something a little different to read...love it!!! THANKS!
Re: A Fatal Fleece (4:17pm June 11, 2012):
I love your book covers and am anxious to read this series. Thanks for introducing me to your books and would love to win #6. Do I need to read them in order?
Re: Joy Ride (3:42pm June 10, 2012):
I've always enjoyed books and have loved reading since being read to at a very young age, frequently and acquiring many Golden Books as gifts. My Dad told me when I got older, that he was amazed at the way I'd sit and read to my two younger sisters; I was only 5 yrs. old when I'd memorized all the stories and hadn't learned to read yet. It was beneficial when I learned to read in school, because I was the best reader in my class of 30 kids (and only 2 of us were in the Top Reading Group). I remember winning prizes from the teacher all the time, for being able to read all of the words written onto the blackboard (when none of the other kids could get through them). I agree, reading and writing are vitamins for the brain and provide a world of knowlege and inspiring, creative ideas along with being a form of entertainment and an educational tool. I have a library of books in my home and always read 5 or 6 books every evening to my three children. I believe kids are never to young to learn through books and they're more intelligent, faster learners in school when they're better readers.
Re: About Last Night (3:01pm June 10, 2012):
I don't think many would want to sit at their computer reading a book (I know I wouldn't)!!! I don't have an e-reader and I'd prefer to read my book(s) in book form, so your alternative advice to people that state they don't have an e-reader or can't afford one really isn't even an option, as far as I'm concerned...but thanks for the advice that most of us already know. My eyes couldn't take reading that way for hours!
Re: Chase Me (6:13pm June 7, 2012):
Naked In Death by J.D. Robb when Roarke reaches into his jacket to rub the button that's fallen off Eve's jacket. I love Susan Elizabeth Phillips books and haven't read Natural Born Charmer so will have to check Dean out! Thanks for the tip and the contest. Want to read Chase Me too!
Re: Copycat Killing (3:26pm June 6, 2012):
I used to have a big crush on Johnny Depp, because he's such a talented, handsome actor. He's doesn't like to dance and will only do it, if he has to, for a movie. Love your cute cover for Copycat Killing which sounds so good!
Re: Diamonds Are Truly Forever (3:18pm June 5, 2012):
Honesty is always the best policy. Not telling the truth leads to mistrust. I do not lie simply because I hate when I'm lied to and catch people telling me lies. I have a relative and had a co-worker who continuously told one lie after another (real story-tellers). Problem is, they couldn't remember the same version each time they told it to another person or even the same person a second time around! Got three versions, simply because she forgot she'd told me before and the story got better each time (a cover for an affair she was having, but in denial). It's harmful to hurt relatives and friends this way and I don't care to hear anything they have to say anymore (including faked serious health issue which don't exist). I believe people do this mainly for attention, and it then becomes habitual.
Re: Home For The Summer (6:32pm June 4, 2012):
I spent my summers sewing clothing with my babysitting money and money I earned picking strawberries on a farm. I enjoyed playing softball with neighbor friends and biking. I played board games with friends while playing my 45's on a record player. Loved reading books and still do. HOME FOR THE SUMMER sounds great--I know I'd love to read it!
Re: Seeker Of Shadows (5:26pm May 30, 2012):
I usually will know after reading 60 pages if it's going to be a DNF book. I've had only a few that were very boring, first books by new authors (wondering how they found publishers). I love books that keep my attention so greatly, that, I hate to put them down to take a break. I can't even remember the names of these books that I'd gotten from the library. If an author has written really good books, I don't forget the titles. The books that have kept me riveted to every word are "Violets of March" and "The Bungalow" both by Sarah Jio. She has a writing gift, and I can't wait to read her new book coming out in Sept., "Blackberry Winter". I have many fav authors and I am always on the prowl for new ones to discover. I am going to have to look for your books, as I'm intrigued now. Enjoyed the excerpt for your new book, and it sounds good. I enjoyed all the information you had to share...thanks!
Re: Tangle Of Need (4:01pm May 29, 2012):
I love to follow and re-visit characters through series books that I've enjoyed. The cover is great and eye-catching and am anxious to read it! Thanks!
Re: The Homesteader's Sweetheart (3:40pm May 29, 2012):
I've read a few books with a memorable single father in them. One I remember in particular, Honky Tonk Christmas by Carolyn Brown. He adopts his sister's two small children, after she's killed in a car accident and raises them. It's a cute cowboy romance story, which I enjoyed reading. I think this adds depth to the story and the main characters. Your book sounds great and I'd love to read it!
Re: The Rebel Rancher (5:21pm May 26, 2012):
I absolutely LOVE reading COWBOY ROMANCE BOOKS. It's my #1 favorite genre to read, and I'm delighted to find you as an author, today. I look forward to reading your books. I'm keeping my fingers crossed to lasso me up THE REBEL RANCHER!
Re: Where There's Smoke (5:21pm May 25, 2012):
Love paranormals and cowboy romances; combined...even better! This book sounds really good, and you've captured my interest. A fun read indeed! Hope I win it!
Re: The Reason Is You (5:09pm May 21, 2012):
What defines "the tease" for me, would be the flirting through cute teasing remarks, smiles, lingering eye contact and facial expressions, compliments, the chemistry they each feel and the way they accidentally happen to run into each other in the story for the romance to unfold. This book sounds like a gem of a read, and I can't wait to read it whether or not I win a copy! You had me at the word "ghost" and in a romance...what could be better?!!!
Re: Deadly Secrets, Loving Lies (5:45pm May 19, 2012):
Loved the Real Steel movie with sexy Hugh Jackman; such a good movie for the whole family! I've seen all of these movies except the Avengers which I've heard is really good. Love those superheroes and their wit also. Great blog, Cynthia....looking forward to reading your book!
Re: The Courtesan's Lover (5:55pm May 17, 2012):
Beautiful cover, and I love the storyline!! I'd LOVE to READ this book this summer...sounds wonderful!
Re: Night Walker (7:54pm May 16, 2012):
I really love men with accents. Sean Connery and Antonio Banderos sound so cool and sexy. I would love to win this book!
Re: Under Fire (5:42pm May 11, 2012):
I'd have to say my Dad. He always made me feel special growing up and added a lot of fun and support in my life. He was also kind-hearted to everyone. He is now deceased, but I think of him daily. He served in WWII in the Navy on the USS Montpelier naval ship.
Re: Kiss Of The Goblin Prince (5:35pm May 11, 2012):
Love the wings and the great cover art! I really want to read this!
Re: Pretty Amy (3:39pm May 10, 2012):
Music is inspiring and can be a tension release, especially when you sing along. I'm anxious to read this interesting book, Lisa. Sounds good, and the book cover is really beautiful!
Re: Karma (7:34pm May 8, 2012):
I like both in contemporary romances. Just got Serendipity to read. Karma sounds good. I love a little humor. Looking forward to the whole series! Can't wait to read KARMA!