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68 comments posted.

Re: The Silent Wife (1:43pm November 14, 2018):

Most of what you're seeking applies to moi. As a
stepparent for over 30 years with my own sons (the second
batch), it's occasionally challenging, but extremely
rewarding too. Family is the center of most of our lives
& where we learn most of our relationship skills.
Families, secrets, and moral dilemmas; right up my alley.

Re: The Great Estate (8:18pm August 13, 2015):

Read....Enjoy British TV mysteries. Need to take the time to
watch the first in the Downton Series. Watch very little TV
so I'm particular about what I watch. The Great Estate looks
like a good read. Married romances are a favorite. They
aren't thick on the ground.

Re: Dead, White, And Blue (8:51pm May 30, 2013):

The characters growth and the way they react to situations and
other characters, especially in a series.

Re: A Place Beyond Courage (12:12pm September 7, 2012):

Wow..that was a lot of responsibility. I'd be interested to
know if he really said that. If so, did he mean it or was it
simply a ploy. Definitely piqued my interest.

Re: Under Fire (11:25pm May 11, 2012):

I'm an Army brat & loved when Daddy was stationed in
Okinawa. It was an adventure for me. He was Airborne Special
Forces Green Beret. My brother recently retired from the AF
EOD & my Uncle had a purple heart from when they stormed the
beach @Normandy in WWII. It's not an easy life being
married to a military man but I think my Momma did an
excellent job.

Re: Vicki's Key (8:47pm March 28, 2012):

What is it not? Good gravy, love those accents. It's very
melodic even if I can't always understand it but people tell
me the same thing!
Your book sounds good...

Re: Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel (7:54pm February 28, 2012):

In some ways for the better, keeping up w/ changes in
technology etc...Some ways, not so much. Foreign languages
should be taught earlier and children should be challenged.
Think that helps with boredom. Often bad teachers are kept in
place, which is unfortunate..

Re: Darkest Highlander (9:01pm February 6, 2012):

My friend KD & I adore your Highlander's! Love the history &
hope to make it there one day!

Re: Fever (12:36pm January 25, 2012):

I love Cindy's books & her advice is good even if you aren't a
writer...I haven't read Joan yet but she's @ the top of my TBR
list.

Re: The Angel Of Blythe Hall (3:02pm December 30, 2011):

My house is usually filled with music as my boys & hubby all
play. 2 of my boys are drummers. My unexpected gift was a
kindle fire this year. I expected nothing from the people
who gave it to me as a thank you.
Having a lot of fun with it!
Your book sounds like an amazing read.

Re: The Spy Who Left Me (9:14pm November 25, 2011):

I'm going to give it my best shot, catching up on all the reading I'm behind. I have to read daily to be fit for public consumption. Pretty known for my books because I don't watch TV, no cable etc...I will buy DVD's but that's not the same thing. Which reminds me, gotta get back to the book! Thanks for the chance!

Re: Enchanted Destiny (10:57pm October 31, 2011):

Loved the interview! Interesting premise too & the cover is really lovely.

Re: The Dragon And The Pearl (4:02pm September 14, 2011):

There are several instances of ladies wearing pants etc...but the 2 that first spring to mind are older books. MOONSTRUCK MADNESS, the heroine is a highwayman, still a favorite. ASHES IN THE WIND, she disguises herself as a boy and assists a Union Dr. I still have both of these. The latter is one of the few I have or will read about that era.

Re: Red's Hot Cowboy (10:37am August 24, 2011):

I'd have to say all of it combined w/ the wit & humor you write them w/. You mean after I got over being dumbstruck he was looking @ me like that? A lady never tells...:)

Re: A Gentleman Never Tells (6:07pm July 25, 2011):

I constantly spot errors in books I'm reading. When I write sometimes though, my brain fixes my errors so I often miss them...weird how that works. Sounds like a really good read. Historicals were my first love & I find myself drifting back to them.

Re: Touch If You Dare (9:13pm July 22, 2011):

sorry, forgot the hero part..so carried away w/ what I'd read.
It all depends on the book I'm reading I guess. It's been a lot of UF so there's more focus on the kick butt heroine...I guess the last one that really stood out was JZB from Moning's Fever series..kinda anti-hero really....

Re: Touch If You Dare (9:09pm July 22, 2011):

Good gravy this sounds awesome....

Re: Undead And Undermined (8:56pm July 22, 2011):

I've read this from the beginning...what a hoot this series is...

Re: Night Walker (6:23pm July 18, 2011):

That sounds really good...I'm kinda torn on the living forever ?..I would have all the time I needed to read, learn, travel and see those things I'm dying to..(no pun intended) but to watch everyone I love die, all the effort to be hidden in plain sight w/ all the technology that tracks you now. Not sure it's worth it.

Re: A Spark of Death (4:20pm July 16, 2011):

Sounds like a great start! I love mysteries.

Re: A Courtesan's Guide to Getting Your Man (12:37pm May 26, 2011):

I think I've pretty much committed each of them, probably several times. The book sounds like a lot of fun..

Re: The Legend Of Michael (10:13pm May 2, 2011):

Morals, passion, intelligence, honor and heart. Being gorgeous doesn't hurt....
Ivy

Re: A Lot Like Love (6:32pm March 24, 2011):

Slow burn builds the tension and anticipation but so does instant attraction that's fought or denied. I can do both really, it just depends on my mood @ the time. Love your books & covers.

Re: An Unlikely Countess (4:32pm March 19, 2011):

I'm an equal opportunity reader..all over the place. I find often a combination of the 2 to be the best though.

Re: Emily And Einstein (6:18pm March 18, 2011):

Jordan..

Re: His, Unexpectedly (3:14pm February 25, 2011):

I can relate to the commitment shy mentality. Sounds like some great escapismn...Thanks for the opportunity.

Re: Lucky Stiff (9:15am February 15, 2011):

I'm no writer but I can't imagine doing w/out the escapism afforded by reading. I HAVE to read daily just to be fit for public consumption, even this it's often iffy...*G*

Re: True Colors (10:36am February 14, 2011):

I no longer watch TV so I can't comment on Castle (tho I did see a video of their kiss, loved it). I did watch Buffy though & I own FARSCAPE....how awesome those shows were. I love how they reversed the roles w/ Aeryn & John. One of my all time fave shows & I love that fans got them to end it properly & not leave us hanging!
I'd love the opportunity to read your books...I know I'll be looking for Found Wanting & your True Series sounds really good too...

Re: Breaking the Rules (8:42am February 13, 2011):

I rarely drink, a wine cooler or spritzer a yr is big for me. I did have a bartender friend that made up a drink for me. Knowing I didn't like the taste of alcohol & loved sour he created
A Pink Pussycat (he named it, not me). It's awesome. I always have to tell them what's in it & they always add it to their drink list...
Ivy

Re: Red Ink (5:04pm December 29, 2010):

The series sounds excellent. I've always wondered how authors branch beyond what they know & still make it "real". I enjoyed your blog post very much....I don't write but I'm a voracious reader...*S*

Re: Cowboys Never Cry (5:00pm December 29, 2010):

I don't write but I do have to somehow identify or connect w/ the characters. I like to think there's some truth to the characters & story, somewhere....even in fiction, esp if authors write what they know, I would think there would be..Hope I've made sense..*S*

Re: The Ghost Hunter (7:55pm December 10, 2010):

Scotland I think...Hearing the pipes, visiting all those castles, battlefields etc...If I have to pick a particular place there, Edinburgh would be it....I've heard it still has a lot of the very old still there. The whole country just intrigues me no end.

Re: Sparks (1:42pm December 3, 2010):

I think Sparky sounds a treat & how have I missed this series? Guess I need to rectify that situation, huh?
Happy Holidays & thanks for the opportunity!

Re: Outrageously Yours (5:31pm December 1, 2010):

I can understand the whole mind thing..even better if you have the body to go w/it...Enjoyed the post and I LOVED the first in this series..Tickled that she's an Ivy too..

Re: Second Chances (8:30pm November 30, 2010):

I love second chances and can think of several excellent ones, the authors are what spring to mind vs the titles. Erin McCarthy, Lorelei James, Cindy Miles...Especially marrieds that have drifted apart. Second chances are awesome.
Thanks for the chance...love your books!

Re: Motor City Witch (11:18am November 26, 2010):

I have a friend who lives right outside Detroit...It has a lot going for it but just as much or more against it. Hope it successfully comes back.
It is an excellent setting for UF though...really apropos.

Re: Her Kind of Hero (3:08pm November 23, 2010):

We're still friends and no, he's never married. According to my mom he told her it was a combo of things, fear of losing even our friendship and then I met someone & married before he could work up the nerve. He's still one of my best friends and I love him dearly.

Re: Dating Mr. December (9:05pm November 22, 2010):

I love the dry British humor. This sounds like a wonderful read. I enjoyed hearing how you get inspired. It's a gift, truly. Some have it & some don't. I fall in the latter category...but that's ok, I'm a heck of a reader!

Re: Honky Tonk Christmas (4:38pm November 19, 2010):

I'm grateful that we've made it thru all this mess of the past 2 yrs. intact. My boys are all healthy. We're employed. So many things I'm grateful for. I remember Uncle Jimmy listening to Your Cheating Heart ~ Hank Williams. I grew up listening to country & rock from the 50's & 60's. My tastes are all over the place. I just love music.
The covers for your series are wonderful, I just love them!! I've noticed a few that are copying them now too..

Re: While Galileo Preys (2:13pm November 7, 2010):

The fits and spurts kind...TSO always helps.

Re: The Snow Globe (10:21pm November 3, 2010):

I haven't seen a snow globe in forever. The story sounds magical though. I think I have too many special moments to fit in just one globe....

Re: Holiday Affair (6:04pm November 1, 2010):

I'm very laid back...I do make a lot of my Christmas but I've cut down on who receives. I've discovered in many cases a card is all I need to give to some. My hubby (couple yrs ago) got rid of the tree we'd had for years and got this godawful white thing...I deal. It could be worse & we still put the handmade ornaments from children & family on it...

Re: Mr. Darcy's Obsession (1:30pm October 27, 2010):

It's the characters, the writing itself...the wit and charm. Words were/are treasures and they just used them better, imo.

Re: Pinned for Murder (5:34pm October 26, 2010):

I'm from the South & will be the first to admit it's unique. We've lived a lot of places & my middle son swears you should need a passport to go home...I enjoyed the glimpse into how your characters evolve & live for you, just as they do for readers, how cool!

Re: A Darcy Christmas (9:04am October 22, 2010):

Excellent excerpt, children are endlessly fascinating. Do/did you find it difficult to follow in Austen's footsteps? There are quite a few out there now I've noticed.

Re: Twilight Hunger (9:01am October 22, 2010):

I remember when there was nothing & then BAM....Very interesting how it all came about for you. Hope alls cleared up w/ your daughter asap.

Re: Backstage Pass (1:13pm October 13, 2010):

I have 1 cat, Chiana & a westie, Riley. Riley is a grouchy old man & pretty much gives Chiana her way....until around 9pm. She knows this too. I've seen her trip him going up & down the stairs, pounce on him, sail over him & the time they both slid under the bar was pricless..Love em...

BTW, I wanna read this book in the worst way!

Re: When Wicked Craves (6:10am September 29, 2010):

Peyton Place? There's always so much going on beneath the surface. The books sound interesting. Have to add them to my tbr list!

Re: One Touch of Scandal (12:44pm September 26, 2010):

My treat is something for myself, no kids, hubby or pets. Just me not having to worry about anyone else for a bit...

Re: Love Me (11:48pm September 25, 2010):

for this book, definitely the couple & yes, they need to match the description in the book. Hate it when there's no resemblance @ all between the cover art & the book. I've been waiting forever for this book. You've made my day w/ this news!
*doing a happy dance*

Re: Royal Blood (7:14pm September 4, 2010):

I LOVE this series and have turned several people onto it....Georgie is awesome!

Re: Dark Deception (11:16am September 1, 2010):

The past couple years have been a struggle...jobs, the economy. It's a daily battle just to keep above water & keep the pessimism @ bay. It's easy to be negative. That's why I do my best to be positive & grateful for what I do have because I do feel fortunate. It's not easy but it's worth it.

Re: Atlantis Betrayed (10:55am September 1, 2010):

How lucky you are! I've lived overseas, Okinawa to be exact, and I cherish those memories. It's an adventure I'd love to go back and see all those places again! *S* I pray & let it go (worry really doesn't gain you anything,esp if it's something out of your control), break out the caffeine (quit smoking 3 yrs ago so that's out) and I read or just close my eyes and listen to an awesome CD.
Best to you hon! Just breathe..

Re: Hell, Yeah (11:24pm August 12, 2010):

Carolyn: Thank you, I like it too. I did get teased something awful when I was younger though.

Re: Hell, Yeah (11:20pm August 11, 2010):

I loved this interview & I'm wondering how I missed "I Love This Bar"....I love the titles, esp. My Give A Damn's Busted...I'll definitely be looking for the first & would love to win the 2nd...

Re: Knight Of Passion (11:50pm July 23, 2010):

I love medieval, knights and strong heroines..do they need to be read in order?

Re: The Tutor (5:41pm July 22, 2010):

Goodness, that's sounds so good.
I'm on my way to Carina to ck out the rest....Thanks!

Re: Love and Scandal (4:29pm July 22, 2010):

Historicals were my first loves after I graduated from Pippi, Nancy, Trixie etc...It's amazing what you can learn when the author researches the period well...

Re: Tomb With A View (10:44am July 19, 2010):

I've followed Pepper from the beginning...Tombs of Endearment broke my heart for her. I absolutely believe in ghosts!
Ivy

Re: Death Threads (11:27am June 14, 2010):

This sounds really good! Sewing and Southern, can't beat that combination. I love cozies...
Ivy

Re: Dangerous Highlander (5:08pm January 4, 2010):

I often think Marketing has too much control. In hubby's business they do & it's the idea du jour which just creates an expensive mess. Besides, it's the bookstores they listen to, not the readers unfortunately

Re: Dancing On The Head Of A Pin (1:22pm December 7, 2009):

I would love to give the young adult books to my "little guy". He's really getting into reading and this sounds right up his alley. The Remy's would be for me. I LOVE the series & have gotten several people hooked on it w/ my recommendation.

Re: A Genie in the House of Saud: Zubis Rises (2:30pm December 1, 2009):

I would nominate a great friend who's dealing with health issues. She always maintains her sense of humor and is just plain fun regardless. Gotta admire that.

Re: Captive Desires (11:13pm November 2, 2009):

I can't dance at all....I do love your Texas vamp series though.

Re: Mr. Darcy Vampyre (7:11pm October 28, 2009):

Another twist on Austen. She's one of my faves & I'd be interested to read your twist.

Re: Santa Honey (12:02pm October 24, 2009):

I've seen many of the things you've mentioned. I work in a bookstore and they send us what they want us to sell. Different areas read differently, I know from moving quite a bit. I think the area and people, not the corporation should decide. I prefer "real" books to ebooks. I am a biblioholic.

Re: The Lute And The Liar (3:08pm October 7, 2009):

Sounds very intriguing! Been awhile since I've read one along these lines...

Re: A Dark Love (10:35am September 30, 2009):

I actually have A Dark Love on my to read list. I recently read one where I didn't care for the heroine but I did appreciate the way she grew & who she eventually became. Didn't care for her until the end.

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