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Re: Beyond Danger (11:42am January 31, 2018):
Family, friends, good food, music, and a gorgeous view of the Mediterranean on a Greek Island.
Re: Honey-Baked Homicide (11:34am December 12, 2017):
I would like a subscription box of romance novels and assorted K-cups of flavored coffee.
Re: To Marry a Texas Outlaw (11:56am November 17, 2017):
Don't enter me in the giveaway because I have this book in my hands, and I am starting it today. I have been waiting for Luke's story for a while. This is a great series!
Re: He Loves Me ... KNOT (11:51am November 17, 2017):
Sexy + sweet + humorous= a perfect read for me!
Re: Highland Flame (12:08pm September 25, 2017):
I love Scottish romances. One of my favorites is Ransom by Julie Garwood. It is a fun blend of humor, romance, and action.
Re: Brazilian Capture (2:29pm May 23, 2017):
Lord of the Rings, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre
Re: The Attraction of Adeline (11:16am April 15, 2017):
I vote for Chris Pratt. He could totally pull off the hunky and cute and smart and funny AND nerdy.
Re: Jordan Reclaimed (11:40am March 1, 2017):
I enjoyed Mary Balogh's Survivor series. The individual survivors had such a strong bond with each other, and they supported one another in their roads to healing and love.
Re: Wild at Whiskey Creek (11:23am November 30, 2016):
Perfect song list!
Re: Snowbound with Mr. Wrong (11:02am November 19, 2016):
My favorite Christmas memories always involve just being with family and observing our traditions. We love decorating the tree. We have a collection of ornaments that represent family milestones, trips, hobbies, etc.
Re: A Cowboy Christmas Miracle (10:06am September 7, 2016):
Usually in November I start reading nothing but Christmas romances.
Re: Every Time with a Highlander (2:07pm August 11, 2016):
A perfect weekend would involve a view of the ocean, a seafood dinner, and a great book to read.
Re: For Love or Money (12:16pm August 11, 2016):
My family, friends, and my relationship with God all bring me joy.
Re: May the Best Man Win (11:33am August 4, 2016):
This book sounds like it would be so much fun to read! Enemies to lovers is one of my favorite tropes.
Re: From This Day Forward (10:22am July 29, 2016):
Really looking forward to reading this one.
Re: Fire Danger (11:28am July 21, 2016):
I have always found Valkyries fascinating.
Re: If the Earl Only Knew (11:54am July 6, 2016):
One of my favorite first kisses was Anthony and Edwina's in Julia Quinn's THE VISCOUNT WHO LOVED ME. It was fun and sweet because they didn't think they even liked each other.
Re: The Seduction of Kinley Foster (3:05pm May 13, 2016):
One of my guilty pleasures is ice cream!
Re: Hold Your Breath (11:00am April 21, 2016):
Favorite drink to wake me up - coffee with flavored creamer. My favorite for relaxing is a glass of moscato wine.
Re: Romancing the Ranger (11:52am March 21, 2016):
Music has the power to lift spirits and energize moods. It can be inspirational and even help keep your mind off an unpleasant task.
Re: My Tempting Highlander (2:57pm March 4, 2016):
I would visit the Regency era in England.
Re: Divorced, Desperate, and Daring (9:45am December 23, 2015):
a cast iron frying pan
Re: The Courtship of Utopia Miner (12:07pm November 16, 2015):
I like historical and contemporary romances.
Re: A Gentleman for All Seasons (11:47am November 11, 2015):
I enjoy the little taste of history along with the romance. The customs, style of dress, rules of behavior, and the settings are fascinating. I have visited Great Britain, so I can picture it all as I read.
Re: Forever And Always (11:43am November 4, 2015):
I love a good western romance, both historicals and contemporaries.
Re: Viking Warrior Rising (11:22am November 4, 2015):
I only know a little bit about Viking history, but I want to know more. The history intrigues me, and your book sounds wonderful.
Re: First Time With A Highlander (10:50am October 14, 2015):
I don't attend public release parties. I just celebrate by reading the eagerly-anticipated book!
Re: The Highlander's Bride (10:59am September 2, 2015):
I like arranged marriages as well. It is fun to see the journey from being strangers to falling in love.
Re: Nowhere to Hide (10:11am July 23, 2015):
Unfortunately, I don't think I would handle it well. I would probably become a hermit.
Re: Up In Smoke (10:32am June 23, 2015):
#10 cracked me up!
Re: The Spring Bride (10:29am June 23, 2015):
Reading a romance offers escape from the sadness and evil in our world. Romance is hope, love, and happy endings.
Re: Outlaw Hearts (4:47pm June 17, 2015):
I enjoyed Linda Lael Miller's McKettrick series.
Re: SEAL's Code (11:37am June 17, 2015):
I have always enjoyed history, so having some history included in a fictional book adds depth to the story. I just don't want the historical facts to overshadow the plot and characterization.
Re: Against the Tide (5:12pm June 13, 2015):
This has been a great series.
Re: Against the Tide (10:46am May 27, 2015):
This fall my husband and I are taking a road trip to a few National Parks. We are going to Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, the Badlands, and Mount Rushmore.
Re: At Wolf Ranch (11:36am February 25, 2015):
the strength of body, soul, and mind
Re: Meet Me At The Beach (5:06pm February 24, 2015):
My husband and I have never had a "working" partnership, but of course we have partnered in parenting, housekeeping, traveling, etc.
Re: You're So Fine (11:22am January 2, 2015):
I absolutely have to see a HEA ending for the couple.
Re: No Ordinary Home (12:23pm October 14, 2014):
I would never want to live the life of a celebrity. It must be awful to be hounded by the paparazzi.
Re: By Winter's Light (6:22pm October 10, 2014):
This book is on my TBB list, and let me say that the book cover is just magical.
Re: Always a Rogue, Forever Her Love (12:02pm September 18, 2014):
I love historical romances, especially those set in Regency England. Your story sounds delightful!
Re: A Winter Wedding (10:42am September 5, 2014):
This book sounds wonderful. I am pretty sensible, so I don't show my wild and crazy side much. Now, when I was young and in college...
Re: Natural Born Charmer (11:36am August 25, 2014):
This is one of my favorites. It was a laugh-out loud story.
Re: Ain't She Sweet? (3:25pm August 15, 2014):
SEP is one of my favorite authors. I love the sense of humor in her books. I guess my top favorite book of hers is It Had to Be You.
Re: Then Came You (10:52am July 8, 2014):
Wyatt sounds like another Jill Shalvis hero to fall in love with.
Re: A Perfect Trade (8:41pm July 2, 2014):
I love second chance romances, but I think it must be really hard to forgive someone who has hurt you before.
Re: Montana Bride (10:53pm June 25, 2014):
I've always enjoyed mail order bride stories. I love the fun premise of yours.
Re: Love Potions (11:25am June 6, 2014):
This sounds like a really fun book to read. I like the humorous quotes.
Re: To Charm a Naughty Countess (10:44am May 22, 2014):
This book sounds like a charming romance. I am a sucker for cheesy words of love, so something like this would hook me: "You are a balm to my soul."
Re: Wild About Her Wingman (4:56pm April 24, 2014):
Margaritas and Mexican food!
Re: Home to Stay (11:06am April 16, 2014):
Home means family to me. My heart is home when I am with them.
Terri, I loved the first 2 books in this series!
Re: The Winter Bride (11:23am April 2, 2014):
I like all kinds of heroes! I also enjoy humor in stories. The Autumn Bride was a wonderful book, so I am looking forward to reading this one.
Re: Her Summer with the Marine (1:08pm March 18, 2014):
This sounds like a wonderful story.
Re: The Rancher's Second Chance (11:10am March 12, 2014):
I love the strength- in body and in character.
Re: Sapphires Are an Earl's Best Friend (7:01am March 6, 2014):
I do enjoy it when secondary characters get their own book. That's one reason why I like to read books in a series. I have been looking forward to Lily's book!
Re: Once In A Lifetime (10:40am February 18, 2014):
A Jill Shalvis book never disappoints! I can't wait to read this one.
Re: The Bad Boy Billionaire's Wicked Arrangement (11:41am December 31, 2013):
I would like to meet a billionaire on one of the Greek Isles.
Re: If Wishes Were Earls (10:45am December 30, 2013):
This sounds like such a fun story, and the cover is so pretty and romantic.
Re: A Lady's Secret Weapon (1:59pm October 18, 2013):
This sounds like a wonderful story. I like a combination of intrigue and romance.
Re: Kisses On Her Christmas List (1:59pm October 3, 2013):
I love reading Christmas stories. It is a yearly tradition for me to read nothing but Christmas-themed books over the holidays.
Re: True Spies (2:22pm September 13, 2013):
I love the idea of a husband and wife discovering new things about each other and falling in love after they are married. This book sounds like great fun!
Re: The Highlander's Desire (11:00am August 31, 2013):
Eloisa James has written some of my favorite fairy tale retellings. The Ugly Duchess (ugly duckling) is my favorite.
Re: The Arrangement (11:24am August 24, 2013):
Simply Love is one of my favorite books of all-time. It is on my "keeper shelf."
Re: Once Upon A Tartan (11:33am August 15, 2013):
My husband thinks that because I read so many romances I should easily be able to write one myself. I know, however, that I don't possess the writing skills necessary. I think I would have the toughest time with writing dialog.
Re: Reckless (1:59pm July 25, 2013):
I think the stuntmen in the James Bond movies are amazing!
Re: Rugged Hearts (3:15pm July 24, 2013):
My mother, who died 20 years ago, has had the strongest influence on my life. People tell me that I am very much like her which is a huge compliment.
Re: Merger to Marriage (11:43am July 13, 2013):
I never tire of tried and true plots because each author adds her own "take" to the story. I must have the HEA ending to stories, so it is fun to watch the journey there.
Re: It Happened One Midnight (10:50am July 3, 2013):
Oh, what a great tease!
Re: Wish You Were Here (4:48pm June 28, 2013):
The summer reading program at the library got me started on my love of reading. It was so much fun to walk out of the library with an armload of books. What a treasure!
Re: All Out of Love (3:13pm June 25, 2013):
I am a true mix! This must be accurate for me because I like ALL of the above authors.
Re: The Look of Love (12:03pm June 21, 2013):
This sounds like a great series, and I like that the books are coming out so close together. I hate waiting a long time for the next book in a series.
Re: Billion Dollar Cowboy (5:24pm June 13, 2013):
I love a good cowboy romance. I read historicals and contemporaries.
Re: It Had To Be You (3:41pm June 4, 2013):
I love listening to music-anytime, anywhere! Different songs create different moods, so I can easily see how listening while you write would be inspirational.
Re: A Healing Heart (12:34pm May 22, 2013):
What a great idea to entertain with a story AND provide helpful information about heart attack symptoms.
Re: Flora's Wish (12:31pm May 22, 2013):
I think it is fun to watch a villain become a hero!
Re: The Forsaken (10:25pm March 24, 2013):
I like to read accounts of angels because I believe in them, too. My husband once felt a strong jerk on the steering wheel preventing him from changing lanes into the path of a car that seemed to come out of nowhere.
Re: If You Give A Rake A Ruby (1:34pm March 21, 2013):
I love a hero who is strong, intelligent, funny, and totally devoted to his heroine.
Re: The Chieftain (5:15pm February 27, 2013):
I am anxiously waiting to read the last book in this series. It's been a great series. I like the strong bonds of friendship between the heroes of the 4 books.
Re: The Autumn Bride (10:01am January 31, 2013):
I don't belong to any book groups. I don't want to analyze and discuss, just read and enjoy. If I discuss a book at all, it is with people on online blogs.
Re: Deck the Halls With Love (12:51pm January 30, 2013):
Julia Quinn's Bridgerton brothers and sisters in the Bridgerton series all called out for a book of their own. Maya Banks' brothers have been great secondary characters and main characters in the KGI series so far.
Chetwyn sounds like a great character, and I look forward to reading his story!
Re: Cupid?s Shaft (11:39am January 25, 2013):
I don't mind a lot of sex scenes in a book as long as they don't overshadow the romance, plot, and character development.
Once Upon a Wedding
Re: The Wicked Wedding Of Miss Ellie Vyne (2:24pm January 17, 2013):
Ohhh, this sounds like such a FUN story!
Re: Finding Home (2:16pm January 13, 2013):
It's a treat to be able to revisit your roots and write from the heart!
Re: South Of Surrender (1:21pm January 9, 2013):
Wicked excerpt! ;-)
My favorite line is "Chrys gasped into the kiss, but fought the reflexive desire to pull away."
Re: In His Brother's Place (10:08am January 6, 2013):
Oh boy, I like both about the same. I do find myself reading in a pattern. If I have just read historical, I pick up a contemporary next, and vice versa.
Re: Jane's Gift (11:17am December 8, 2012):
My Kind of Christmas by Robyn Carr and Jane's Gift, of course!
Re: The Bridegroom Wore Plaid (11:47am December 6, 2012):
I enjoy reading historical romances. They satisfy my love of history, reading, and romance!
Re: Heart Of A Texan (12:36pm November 30, 2012):
I love a good cowboy romance. Cowboys(and their women!)had such a strength of body and mind. You can't help but admire that.
Re: Christmas Confidential (11:18am November 28, 2012):
We attend a candlelight service at church, and then come home to open presents as a family. On Christmas Day we travel to another town to celebrate with a big gathering of in-laws.
Re: Christmas On Mimosa Lane (6:32pm November 8, 2012):
Tinker Bell...how sweet!
My favorite part about Christmas is decorating the tree with the family. We have collected ornaments over the years that commemorate family milestones, vacations, etc. Every year we get to relive our family history and cherished memories as we decorate!
Re: The Warrior (4:54pm November 1, 2012):
I find old castles and their histories absolutely fascinating. I have visited some castles in England, and now I want to go to Scotland and Ireland.
Margaret, I am really enjoying your Return of the Highlanders series. The first 2 books are on my keeper shelf, and I am looking forward to The Warrior.
Re: Mistletoe Cowboy (10:05am October 27, 2012):
Characters become real to me in only a well-written book. When I read one of those, I hate to let the characters go. That's why I like to hear about them again in later books. It is very disappointing when past characters are not even mentioned in the next books in a series.
Re: Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight (3:00pm October 26, 2012):
I read several Christmas romances every year. They are just extra-heartwarming, and they really get you in the Christmas spirit.
Re: A Home For Nobody's Princess (3:57pm September 25, 2012):
Family IS home. Just being with them brings me contentment.
Re: Blame It On Texas (1:44pm August 26, 2012):
Laughter truly is good medicine. It is a balm for your spirit, and it bonds people together.
Re: Sweet Deception (1:37pm August 13, 2012):
I am completely stubborn about keeping a lot of books once I have read them. I have a keeper shelf that is overflowing with paperbacks that I just can't part with.
Re: Creating Fate (11:41am July 24, 2012):
It felt completely right when I changed schools after 2o years of teaching in the same one. I never had any doubts that going to a brand new school was the right thing to do.
Re: It Begins with a Kiss (11:09am July 3, 2012):
I am so impressed with the amount of research an author of historical fiction has to do!
Re: First Do No Evil (2:11pm July 1, 2012):
I like the sex as long as it doesn't overshadow the romance or suspense.
Re: The Princess and the Outlaw (8:36am July 1, 2012):
My husband and I make our lives more fun by traveling the world. We have had many magical moments seeing new people and places.
Re: Texas Baby Sanctuary (12:56pm March 27, 2012):
I love a good cowboy/western story, both contemporaries and historicals. The great American West seems to breed strong heroes and heroines.
Re: Sweet Enemy (11:43am March 6, 2012):
It sounds like you made some smart choices in writing this story because it is getting wonderful reviews.
I also enjoy the anticipation, the witty banter, the battle of the minds, the first time they really "see" each other as someone special, and the first kiss.
Re: Dreamers (3:28pm January 21, 2012):
Intriguing question. I believe that at my core I am a dreamer, an optimist, a nurturer, and a child of God.
Re: Hidden Summit (4:11pm January 20, 2012):
Greg. I listed the answer and my address on the contest entry page.
castings at mindspring dot com
Re: Bride By Mistake (11:03am January 10, 2012):
I never tire of marriage of convenience stories, and I am especially intrigued by this one!
Re: Lover's Leap (7:42am December 29, 2011):
Congrats on 25 books!!! That's quite an accomplishment!
Re: Until There Was You (11:32pm November 22, 2011):
Liam Declan Murphy
also entering on contest page
Re: The Highlander's Heart (2:28pm November 16, 2011):
I like tortured heroes, too. Whether they are tortured by inner demons or their leading lady, I enjoy seeing their journey to "wholeness" through love.
Re: Until There Was You (5:20pm November 15, 2011):
This sounds like ANOTHER wonderful story from Kristan!
Re: A Maverick For Christmas (11:59am October 30, 2011):
I am usually the one doing the encouraging, but I don't mind that at all. I love being the support system that can always be counted on by my family.
Re: Attracted to Fire (11:40am October 18, 2011):
I've never been to Texas, but I think I would enjoy a "taste" of Texas! :-)
Re: Chosen By Fate (4:09pm October 9, 2011):
Tell your brother that romance novels outsell other genres. Evidently a lot of us consider them "real" books.
Re: Lord and Lady Spy (1:13pm September 8, 2011):
It's fun to picture celebrities as book characters. I think the TV show Castle's lead actor and actress would be cute to see in these roles.
Re: Deep Disclosure (2:28pm September 7, 2011):
I think that our present is influenced by our past, good or bad. I do try to live in the present, but plan for the future.
I really like this series! I am so glad to see Tucker getting his own story.
Re: The Wedding Affair (11:32am September 6, 2011):
Wow, I am so impressed with your dollhouse! It is just beautiful. Each room's decor features such attention to detail. It is surely an item to treasure.
Re: Night Veil (10:28am June 27, 2011):
Superman because Batman has the dark side that I don't like.
Re: Under a Desert Sky (12:01pm June 18, 2011):
HEA to me means still loving, liking, supporting, and appreciating each other after 25+ years together.
Re: Heart of the Highland Wolf (10:50am June 8, 2011):
I am intrigued!!!
Re: SEALed Forever (10:56am May 20, 2011):
I have the deepest respect and admiration for military heroes. I love to read romances that feature them, too!
Re: Deadly Promises (12:31pm May 10, 2011):
The military are heroes in real life and in many of my favorite books. May God bless the USA!
Re: Cowboy Fever (11:55am April 13, 2011):
I am hooked by the cast of characters for this book. Teague sounds like a great hero.
Whenever I read a good story, I always fall a little in love with the hero, and of course, I am the heroine! ;-)
Re: A Lot Like Love (2:15pm March 24, 2011):
I like a slow burn. The anticipation is so much fun!
I pair a book with hot tea or coffee.
Re: Hummingbird Lake (11:36am March 22, 2011):
Congrats on the new baby! I must tell you that your self-promotion on this blog tour has worked on me! The blurbs and excerpts have "sold" me on this series. :-)
Re: An Unlikely Countess (11:37am March 19, 2011):
I enjoy reading stories from all walks of life in a variety of time periods. Just give me a good story, a likeable hero/heroine, and a HEA, and I am happy.
Re: Angel's Rest (8:28am March 13, 2011):
Congrats on hitting the "refresh button." The new series sounds great!
Re: Animal Magnetism (9:35am March 5, 2011):
LOL I meant "store" not "story"
Re: Animal Magnetism (9:34am March 5, 2011):
How come I never see someone like that in MY grocery story?
Re: Scandal of the Year (11:43am March 4, 2011):
I read a lot of historical romances, but I have yet to read one where the characters are driving cars. This new slant on a story is intriguing! It adds a lot of freedom for the female characters especially.
Re: Everyone Loves A Hero (3:52pm February 3, 2011):
I haven't had my moment, but I hope that I handle it well when and if it comes!
Re: Wild Man Creek (11:26am January 29, 2011):
I enjoyed the little VR peek courtesy of Jack, my favorite of the VR men! This book sounds like another winner in ther series.
Re: Haunted Honeymoon (12:03pm December 27, 2010):
I have just read Maya Banks' first 2 books in her KGI series, and they will really keep you warm on a cold night. There is just the right mix of protective/possessive Alpha Male, steamy sex, warm romance, and scary suspense!
Re: The Snow Globe (12:28pm November 3, 2010):
I love snowglobes! My snow globe moments would include my wedding, the births of my 2 sons, special Christmases with all the family, family vacations...ah, gee, I am getting teary-eyed just thinking about these special memories!
Re: Holiday Affair (12:46pm November 1, 2010):
I love Christmas, and I try to make it really special for my family. I am a long way from being a Martha Stewart, though. I think if you try to do too much, you can't really relax and enjoy the holidays.
By the way, one of my favorite holiday traditions is reading old and new Christmas stories. Your anthology ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS is a yearly re-read!
Re: The 2nd Lie (2:01pm October 8, 2010):
Ouch, Tara! I bet that really hurt! I am glad that your hand is doing better now. Sometimes things happen to get our attention, make us slow down, and appreciate what and who we have in our lives. I am so glad that you have a "man of my dreams" in your life.
Re: The Bride's Necklace (1:03pm September 27, 2010):
A book's cover IS very important. It is the "face" of the story. Don't worry about your recent covers, though. I like both the Necklace covers and the Raines Brothers covers.
Re: One Fine Cowboy (11:20am September 7, 2010):
I love this cover, the way he's got his eye on the woman!
Re: Warrior (12:16pm September 6, 2010):
I loved the Indiana Jones movies, so this series sounds great!
Re: Veil Of Night (9:33am July 31, 2010):
It sounds like you are having a very busy, but FUN, time!
Re: Money, Honey (1:30am July 7, 2010):
Jennifer Ashley's book THE MADNESS OF LORD IAN MACKENZIE featured a very atypical hero for a romance novel. Her hero has Asperger's Syndrome. He was wonderfully unique.
Re: Crush On You (11:42am July 6, 2010):
I love the friends-to-lovers theme in books and movies, but I haven't seen it in my real life yet.
Re: Sworn To Protect (11:51am June 25, 2010):
I love a story about a smart and strong woman who can take care of herself. Your books sound great!
Re: Seducing the Knight (11:50am June 11, 2010):
The Indiana Jones movies were such fun adventures, and your books sound the same. Plus, who can resist a knight? ;-)
Re: Crush On You (12:09pm June 10, 2010):
Oh my, I met my husband 34 years ago, so I don't remember what I was wearing! I am sure that it was my most flattering outfit, though, because it was a fraternity/sorority social in college.
Re: His At Night (2:06pm May 25, 2010):
I enjoy reading historical romances, and it is surprising how much you can actually learn about historical events and social customs. I am fascinated by details of everyday life and how people lived without the modern conveniences that we have. The varying rules of etiquette are fun to learn about, too.
Sherry, I have read all of your books, and I am so looking forward to this new one!
Re: The Firefighter's Secret Baby (12:20pm April 16, 2010):
Anna, I am SO hooked after reading the opening excerpt! It really makes me want to know the rest of the story. I am an Atlanta girl, so I am intrigued by your series of Atlanta heroes. Firefighters are great heroes in books and in real life. I also think I am halfway in love with the guy on the book cover! ;-)
Re: On Shadow Beach (12:02pm April 6, 2010):
Don't enter my name in the drawing because I had the pleasure of reading SUDDENLY ONE SUMMER last weekend! It is a wonderful story, and I am so happy that the next 2 books are available this month. I am not a patient reader!
Re: Something About You (12:09pm March 19, 2010):
I really like the TV show Castle because it has a nice mix of suspense and humor. Your new book sounds like it also has a perfect mix. I loved your first 2 books. You are a master of witty dialog and battle of the sexes scenes.
Re: Take Me If You Dare (8:18pm March 6, 2010):
I love watching the Oscars. It is so much fun to see who wins, but the part I enjoy most is seeing what everyone is wearing!
Re: The Mane Squeeze (3:08pm February 28, 2010):
I am retired now, so I no longer read anything remotely related to "work." Now, I just entertain myself by reading romances! I read historical and contemporary romances.
Re: Seeing Red (3:05pm February 28, 2010):
I finally read Sherry Thomas' book NOT QUITE A HUSBAND. I see now why the book has received so much praise. It was a wonderful romance that took place in the somewhat unique setting of India.
Re: Cowboy Trouble (1:50pm February 26, 2010):
Congrats on the new release! It sounds like a delightful story. I love a good cowboy story, whether it's historical or contemporary. I have heard that paranormals, fantasies, and historicals are most popular right now. I am glad to see that you have written a straight contemporary story because I think we need more of these.
Re: The Betrayal Of The Blood Lily (5:27pm February 21, 2010):
Reading a good book is always a wonderful way to escape the cold and gloom of winter!
Re: The Edge of Winter (2:13pm February 21, 2010):
Lisa Kleypas' seasonal Wallflower books, Susan Wiggs' Summer by the Sea and The Winter Lodge, and Toni Blake's One Reckless Summer are favorites of mine. I also have a shelf full of books with the word Christmas in the title!
Re: The Cowboy From Christmas Past (1:52pm February 16, 2010):
I enjoyed your story and your winterizing recommendations. I need to try some of that hot peach tea with the next book I read.
Re: The Keepers Of Sulbreth (2:42pm January 15, 2010):
A book's title can catch my attention, but I never buy just based on the title. I have to read the blurb on the back.
When I think about character names, I tend to like the simple names better than something unusual. I especially don't like it if I am not sure how to pronounce the name.
Re: Sins of the Flesh (2:37pm December 7, 2009):
Lists! Lots of lists! :-)
Re: Over My Dead Body (5:00pm November 27, 2009):
I would nominate my son. He has had a lot of unexpected expenses lately, and he could use a GC to help with holiday expenses.
Re: One Lucky Cowboy (12:46pm November 5, 2009):
Oh, boy, I love a good cowboy story! And I like Jane already. :-)
Re: Santa Honey (11:06am October 23, 2009):
For a bookaholic like me, this is really a gloomy forecast! Of course, my husband thinks I can keep the industry afloat just with my book-buying. ;-)
No matter how bad the economy gets, I vow to still buy books. They really are a cheap form of entertainment. I hope that others will pick up their buying habits and give the local bookstores lots of business by buying print books.
Re: The Promise (1:04pm October 11, 2009):
So many books, so little time! I have a huge pile of TBR books, both old and new titles. I intend to read them all, but if necessary, my husband will have to bury the last few with me! ;-)
Re: A Hollywood Ending (1:01pm October 11, 2009):
Elizabeth Hoyt, SEP, Nora Roberts, Monica McCarty, Sherryl Woods, Eloisa James, Jill Shalvis, and Kristan Higgins
Re: Can't Stand the Heat (12:40pm October 6, 2009):
Yes, it would be FUN to read a short story from Adam's viewpoint!
Re: Lucky Break (1:38pm September 29, 2009):
Congrats on your latest release, Carly! I enjoy reading your books because they are fun and sexy! The covers aren't too bad, either! ;)
Re: Shades of Twilight (3:12pm September 26, 2009):
I have met and chatted with authors online, and they have mailed autographed books to me. I have never, however,had the pleasure of going to an author signing. I would love to meet some authors in person one day.
Re: What I Did For Love (12:48pm September 19, 2009):
I guess I don't have any particular rituals because I read anytime and anywhere I can. I read while I am cooking, during commercials of a TV show, waiting at a red light while driving, etc. Of course, sometimes I am able to just sit and read on my sofa with a cup of tea or a glass of wine.
Re: The Cowboy From Christmas Past (12:26pm September 16, 2009):
Lovely story! Dogs are so loyal and devoted that they just work their way into your heart.
Re: Loving Mr. Darcy (11:48am September 11, 2009):
A few months ago, I visited England for the first time. It was a wonderful trip because I love history. Since I read so many historical romances, it was fun to see some of the actual settings.
Re: Table Manners (2:09pm September 6, 2009):
We are just having a relaxing weekend enjoying being witih family!
Re: Devil In My Bed (11:44am August 19, 2009):
Devil In My Bed sounds delightful! I love humor in romance.
Re: Hot Pursuit (5:26pm August 2, 2009):
I still prefer to buy my own copy, but I always buy the cheaper mass market paperback. My library does benefit from my book addiction, though, because I donate my used books to them. Some of the donated books are saved for book sales, but a lot of them go on the library's shelves.
Re: Mackenzie's Legacy (7:30pm July 26, 2009):
I also wonder about Nora Roberts' MacGregors and the MacKades. I miss JQ's Bridgertons. I wouild also like to catch up with Kleypas' Wallflower friends and family.
Re: Black Hills (12:57pm July 19, 2009):
I have loved seeing the pictures!
Re: Mr. Perfect (2:59pm July 12, 2009):
the Harry Potter books, the Virgin River series, Lord of Scoundrels,SEP's football team series, and Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series
Re: The Beach House (2:14pm July 11, 2009):
I have learned more about history, geography, and social issues. I sometimes get a good laugh to lighten my day. The main things that I get from reading romance are escapism, comfort, and enjoyment.
Re: The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society (3:37pm July 5, 2009):
The biggest example that I can think of is Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley. It was the sequel to GWTW.
Re: Wild Heart (1:16pm June 29, 2009):
It was so interesting to read this up-and-down account of your publishing adventure. How exciting, yet frustrating, for you! It will all be worth it when you hold your "baby" in your hands and see it on the shelves.
Re: Loving a Lost Lord (3:49pm June 28, 2009):
There are so many wonderful books coming out right now. I am looking forward to Loretta's and Mary Jo's new books, as well as Julia Quinn's and Toni Blake's.
I read so much that I run across similarities all the time, but each author has a different voice so it doesn't bother me. I tend to alternate reading historicals and contemporaries so things stay fresh.
Re: The Scot And I (12:39pm June 25, 2009):
Congrats on 26 novels! That is quite an accomplishment!
I recently visited England, and I can see how a person who is susceptible to ideas could be easily inspired there. There is so much history there with all the castles, villages, churches, etc.
I wish you lots of continuing inspiration for future books!
Re: The Texas Twins (9:36pm June 23, 2009):
It IS hard to wait for the next book in a series! Lately, a few of my favorite authors have published back-to-back books in a series, and that has been a treat!
Re: Seducing an Angel (12:47pm June 23, 2009):
I really enjoyed reading this article, and your books always touch my heart. I just picked up a copy of FIRST COMES MARRIAGE,and I am looking forward to reading the rest of this series.
Re: Master Of Craving (1:00pm May 27, 2009):
Congrats on the new release, Karin! I have heard nothing but great things about your Blood Sword Legacy series. I have read the blurbs of each, and all sound wonderfully sexy and exciting. I love historical romances, and there are few things sexier than a knight!
Re: Dragons Prefer Blondes (3:58pm May 24, 2009):
I am so addicted to reading that I am actually a little of both!
Re: Comfort Food (5:03pm May 3, 2009):
I have a huge TBR pile, so what I read next depends on my mood usually. I do try to switch off between contemporaries and historicals. I also try to read a book's sequel next if I have it. I also find myself rereading a favorite because something will bring it to mind. I have come to the realization that I will never get to the bottom of my TBR pile. My husband will just have to bury me with my unfinished books!
Re: Sunset Bay (12:31pm May 2, 2009):
I wish that I were going to the tea! I love Susan Mallery's books.
I do think being up close and personal with an author is a special occasion. It's wonderful to get to know the author behind the stories you love. Even just talking with an author through blogs and emails is fun. I think author/reader interaction inspires reader loyalty. It probably does wonders for the author's self-confidence and motivation, too.
Re: Wild Heat (12:53pm April 30, 2009):
Thanks for sharing your story with us. It was very interesting. You are a new-to-me author, but I am glad that I am "discovering" you! Your books sound great...sexy firefighters and athletes!;-)
Re: The Madness Of Lord Ian Mackenzie (11:56am April 29, 2009):
An author is taking a risk when he/she creates an unusual character, but I have seen it work many times. Vicki Lewis Thompson has a successful series of geeky nerd heroes. In TO RESCUE A ROGUE by Jo Beverley the hero is addicted to opium. The hero stutters in AN UNCONVENTIONAL MATCH by Julia Justiss.
Re: Comfort Food (1:55pm April 26, 2009):
I really enjoy reading a series of books. Two that I hated to see end were Julia Quinn's Bridgertons and Lisa Kleypas' Wallflowers.
Re: Behind The Shadows (1:50pm April 26, 2009):
Most of the time my retail therapy just involves buying books.
Re: The Promise (7:35pm April 19, 2009):
I commented before about my own love of reading that began at an early age. I am a retired teacher, and I hope that I instilled my own love of reading in my students. Since I taught kindergarten and first grade, I hope that I not only taught the children how to read, but also the pleasure of reading. I know that when I read aloud to students, it was one of my favorite times of the day.
Re: The Promise (10:10am April 19, 2009):
I have loved to read for as long as I can remember. For me, reading has always been entertaining. I love the romance, the mystery, and traveling to another time and place. I suppose the first books to really hook me were the Nancy Drew books. As an adult, I have found books to be a great stress-reliever.
Re: The Accidental Human (8:50pm April 12, 2009):
I buy a book based on the author and the blurb that tells what the story is about. I do think a book's cover is important, though, because it is the "face" of the story. A lovely book cover can really attract my attention, and bizarre covers turn me off. This is especially important when it is an author that I haven't read before.
Re: Paradise Valley (10:46am April 11, 2009):
I just finished Seducing the Scottish Bride by Sue-Ellen Welfonder, and now I am starting Tempt the Devil by Anna Campbell.
Re: Rewriting Monday (11:38am April 7, 2009):
If I could, there are a few things in my life that I wish I could rewrite. For the most part, however, I am pleased with the decisions I made.
Jodi, I love your historicals and I look forward to reading your contemporaries. Congrats on the new release!
Re: Dragonbound (9:40pm April 6, 2009):
I am looking forward to the historical Regency and your return trip to Ragona. I think what the majority of your fans are thinking is that if you write it we will read it! Thanks for visiting with us today.
Re: Dragonbound (4:09pm April 6, 2009):
I am glad to hear that you are doing a straight historical romance. I like some paranormal and fantasy, but historical romance is my favorite. Can you give us any hints about this new book?
Re: Dragonbound (1:26pm April 6, 2009):
I think that it must be nearly impossible to ignore an idea that keeps intruding into your brain. You should definitely grab the idea and run with it.
Personally, I hope that you also feel inspired to do another Regency book. Those are my favorites.
Re: Simple Wishes (11:43am March 11, 2009):
Intriguing plot, fascinating characters, sexy carpenter, and true love...sounds wonderful!
Re: Scandal (2:24pm March 6, 2009):
I love historical romances. Some of my faves have been Lisa Kleypas' Wallflower series, Monica McCarty's Highlanders, and Julia Quinn's Bridgertons. Also, Linda Lael Miller's McKettricks.
Re: Secret Fantasy (12:52pm February 14, 2009):
Great post, Carly. I have my own HEA ending, and I love reading them in your wonderful books!
Re: Millionaire's Secret Seduction (1:11pm February 12, 2009):
It sounds like you have some great character development in this book! I love complex characters, especially those that are able to redeem themselves.
Re: The Courtier's Secret (2:08pm February 11, 2009):
Interesting blog! I love to read historical fiction because the characters and plots are so fascinating.
Re: Bluegrass Courtship (2:03pm February 11, 2009):
Allie, this sounds like a wonderful story!