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Re: Florentine's Hero (12:02pm August 26, 2012):
for 20 years I don't think I read anything but contemporary
romances and though I read read a lot of other genres now,
they are my go to any time I need a little vacation as once I
start one, I'm lost to the real world for hours
Re: Bruja Brouhaha (7:04pm August 25, 2012):
Seriously, you went into a Fortune Telling shop all by
yourself and they didn't speck English! Weren't you afraid
that you would wake up hours later sold to a white slaver?
We are so thankful you survived to tell (write)the tale!
Re: The Big Beach Book (8:43am August 24, 2012):
As one who lived 5 hours from Myrtle Beach, I spent years
making that drive about every other weekend with a car load
of friends. We were in hog heaven if we actually had a three
day weekend. We'd bake in the sun all day and party till the
wee hours of night and then start all over again. God, what
I wouldn't give to have that energy again.
Re: Allergic To Death (12:25pm August 19, 2012):
Cozies are my fall back books when ever I need a break from
the YA, PR, UF. They tend to clear my mind much the way
sherbet does your palate.
Re: How To Worship A Goddess (3:53am December 14, 2011):
I never got interested in Hockey but when my son was in
college he was a fanatic about the Raleigh team. My sport is
baseball. Now I can holler with the best of themj.
Re: Mistletoe and Margaritas (8:09pm December 11, 2011):
I live in the foothills of NC and would not change it for
the world. We definitely have seasons, snowy weather and hot
pool weather. I don't like alligators or 2 feet of snow!
While we NEVER have the alligators on occasion we do get
bitterly cold weather with 1 foot of snow. This means I
don't leave the house but pile up next to the fireplace or
woodstove with a pile of books till the thaw happens.
Re: Shield of Fire (2:59pm December 9, 2011):
I have to agree with Marjorie "Teenage boys want teenage
girls" so I suggest Axe deodorant as most teenage boys thinks
baths are an every other day or so occurrence. :)
Re: Dreaming Of The Wolf (1:02pm December 8, 2011):
Creamy potato soup with lots of grated cheese on top.
Re: The Cowboy's Pride (2:14am December 7, 2011):
I love babies in books as they are much less trouble than in
Re: The Earl's Mistaken Bride (8:31pm November 30, 2011):
Personally, I like to take the lemons and make lemon pound
cake for the hubby. He's the one that makes all our lemons
Re: Learning To Trust (8:41pm November 27, 2011):
There's noting quite as satisfying as reading about wounded
people and seeing them overcome their trust issues and love
Re: Waking Up Dead (11:46pm November 26, 2011):
Isn't it wonderful that a simple read can do so much more than
Re: The Return Of The Stranger (4:25pm November 20, 2011):
I love dark & dangerous!I love reading a new take on an old
Re: Romancing The Countess (11:34am October 28, 2011):
A lot of romances are about bad boys finally getting it right.
Someone that loved them gave them yet another chance. Well, me
and my bad boy just celebrated 30 years so yea I guess those
HEA were definitely an influence.
Re: Ecstasy Untamed (12:43pm October 26, 2011):
I probably don't go to the movies more than 2 or 3 times a
year, I'm a reader not a watcher. So probably the final Harry
Potter movie would be mine.
Re: Studenstein (4:43pm October 2, 2011):
Sounds awesome off to check out your web site.
Re: Chaos Tryst (4:39pm October 2, 2011):
Gotta love it! Can't wait to see this in print! I MUST HAVE!
Re: Once Upon A Groom (11:52pm September 23, 2011):
I too believe in fairy tale ends. Unfortunately, you may have
to kiss a few frogs before your Prince Charming comes along.
One thing that does, though, is make you appreciate PC more.
Re: The Dragon And The Pearl (6:44pm September 14, 2011):
I imagine costuming helps actors and actresses get into their
character as well. I've got to admit, Scarlet's dress made out
of draperies was the first thing that popped in to my mind.
Re: Lord and Lady Spy (12:07pm September 9, 2011):
Sounds like an interesting twist. Can't wait!
Re: The Wedding Affair (9:22pm September 6, 2011):
I love remodeling and designing houses (in my head). When
hubby and I go motorcycle riding, one of the things I do to
occupy myself while hanging on for dear life as we whip
around the mountain curves, is work on a design for a house
that I've been building for 30 years(again, in my head).
Money is no object and I get to design, redesign, increase,
decrease, the house at a whim.
Re: Bel Air (5:20pm September 5, 2011):
Strawberry ice cream.
Re: Sweet Justice (5:53pm September 3, 2011):
Steven King has had a few that that gave me some sleepless
nights (Cujo being the worst), but Mary Higgins Clark's were
the ones that made me afraid to go to sleep. Some of her villains were so scary because for much of the book I didn't
recognize them as the bad guy and once I did, well lets just
say, they scared the crap out of me.
Re: Lady Of The English (11:43pm September 2, 2011):
As a lover to the historical fiction genre, I'm continually
amazed at the number of new royals that continue to pop up.
Re: Redeeming The Rogue (4:17pm August 31, 2011):
It happens frequently which is why I tend to read series books.
The only problem with that is once you've invested years in
this character when the series is over it's as if a good friend
has passed away. Then I just desperately look for that next
great series to take me out of my mourning.
Re: Desire and Deception (2:19pm August 20, 2011):
While families will always influence the way we act, everyone
is capable of change.
Re: The Orphan Sister (7:34pm August 17, 2011):
This summer, I had my 6 year old granddaughter 3 days a
week. We went picnicking,for walks in the woods, ate ice
cream and went skinny dipping in the pool. We read books,
made up stories and went to the movies. As much as I enjoyed
it, thank goodness it's time for her to go back to school
and for me to relax. (lol)
Re: The Vampire Next Door (1:34pm August 15, 2011):
This trilogy is next on my list. Sounds like it would be a hoot
and as the last trilogy had me in tears half the time, exactly
what I need.
Re: The Landlord's Black-Eyed Daughter (5:52pm August 11, 2011):
Life is always iffy so HEA are a must in what I read.
Re: Midnight Fear (10:49pm August 7, 2011):
Nothing I like better than a good series to read during the
Re: Pleating for Mercy (10:56pm August 5, 2011):
Reading is my luxury reading. It's like taking a small vacation
and oh!so much cheaper.
Re: The Lady Of The Storm (10:55pm August 4, 2011):
The story paints a picture much the way going to the movie does
for others. In fact I usually have such a firm idea what the
character looks like that if the book goes to the big screen
I'm constantly challenging in my head what he SHOULD look like
with what he DOES look like.
Re: Too Hot To Touch (6:35pm August 3, 2011):
First crush was my first hubby. Needless to say at 16 you are
NOT going to be the same person at 22. So of course it's not
going to last. Enjoy your crushes but wait for the real thing,
much less messier.
Re: The Full Moon Bride (10:32pm August 1, 2011):
I don't think I've ever read a romance where the couple was
from India, either. Sounds like one I MUST add to the wishlist.
Re: The Marked Son (11:58am July 31, 2011):
My friends and I discuss characters from books much the way our
grandmothers did their favorite soap opera stars--as if they
are people we intimately know and see each week at the grocery
store. Doesn't everyone?
Re: Dying For Justice (9:13am June 29, 2011):
My greatest fear is that my husband's diagnosis of lymphoma
goes from watching it and waiting to actually dealing with
it. Every little ache, pain, or extra tiredness on his part
has me bracing for this blow. My hubby is a big strong
athletic guy and as his father lived to be 92, I've always
expected him to out live me.
Re: The Soldier (1:11pm June 2, 2011):
Family is the beginning, end and middle of life. i can't
imagine not having my family close by. Although all my kids
are adults, they and their family have supper with us
several times a week. Since we have a family business, my
son sees my husband nearly every day. I can't imagine going
more than a few days without seeing or talking to all of
Re: A Family Affair (11:39am May 6, 2011):
A family is one that will love in spite of the stupid things
you do and not be afraid to tell you they are stupid.
Re: The Legend Of Michael (11:10am May 2, 2011):
The perfect hero, though bigger than life, has got to be
believable. He has got to be putty in he's woman's hands
without being weak. I especially like one that likes kids and
Re: Bastian (12:31pm May 1, 2011):
Wow! This sounds like an amazing series. I was just checking
my bookcase for a new series to start and I have the first
three in this series (I tend to collect until I have 3 or 4
books to start a series). Though it's been decades since I
was balancing the friendship or love in relationships, once
you crossed that line you couldn't go back. Sometimes a
great friend is better than a possible lover.
Re: Never A Gentleman (4:40pm April 26, 2011):
I haven't read "Never a Gentleman" but I did just add it to my
must read list.
Re: Vowed In Shadows (12:07pm April 11, 2011):
I've always said that reading a book allows me to take a mini
vacation, to places and worlds I'll never see and to become a
character I'll never be.
Re: Snowball in Hell (2:41pm April 8, 2011):
I love historical fiction in general but it's got to have
more than history going for it. It's got to be exciting and
keep my attention. An prime example, P Gregory's books on
Henry VIII's wives were fascinating but her series the
Cousin's War were boring as they didn't have the mystery,
romance, or excitement in them that the earlier books did.
Re: Collision Course (2:27pm April 8, 2011):
Oh, I was a Star Trek fan, a Star Wars fan and loved Ray
Bradbury. After reading The Time Travelers Wife, I ran down a
copy of an old scifi book at the library to reread, it was "The
Man Who Folded Himself". This was one book that really stuck
Re: An Unlikely Countess (6:19pm March 19, 2011):
I enjoy reading about lives from both sides of the stairs-up
Re: It Happened One Bite (2:29am March 14, 2011):
WooHoo! NC State fan here. Didn't realize we had such awesome
writers living in Raleigh. I'll have to watch for book signings
there. My daughter goes to NCSU so I always have a place to
Re: Angel's Rest (11:39pm March 12, 2011):
I think a rebirth is something we can all relate to. As I get
older it amazes me how many thing I do that are brand new. I'd
have thought(at 25) that by the time I was 50, that there would
have been little or no things that were new.
Re: Seducing The Governess (9:38am March 8, 2011):
The "what if" is the whole reason I read.
Re: A Lady's Wish (9:37am March 8, 2011):
Always a great day when there are more books being published by
a reputable publishing house.
Re: Staying At Daisy's (9:35am March 8, 2011):
This book definitely sounds like a "Calgon" moment.
Re: Wicked Seduction (7:06pm March 2, 2011):
I don't think it's madness but if they haul you off you'll have
all your loyal readers by your side egging you on.
Re: Against the Law (7:04pm March 2, 2011):
Series are my favorite as we get to visit the same place, say
hello to old friends and then get down to brass tacks that much
Re: Against the Law (5:12pm March 1, 2011):
I'm so glad you authors have the "can't let it go" syndrome as
that's exactly the way we readers are. I have several series
that I've read and followed for a decade or more and still hope
to be reading new ones for the next decade.
Re: Beaglemania (5:07pm March 1, 2011):
Our little dog Chloe is a rescue animal and our baby. She has separation anxiety and is always so happy to see me when I
return. I get much tag wagging and hand kissing whether I'm
gone an hour or just minutes.
Re: Operation Forbidden (8:38pm February 26, 2011):
Your book sounds like a treasure. Can't wait to read it.
Re: A Light at Winter's End (2:35pm February 24, 2011):
JL's book are always a joy to pick up and lose yourself in.
Re: Love Script (8:14pm February 23, 2011):
Though I loved and read paranormals twenty years before
Twilight, I'm still not burned out on Vamps, weres & faeries. I
think that as long as the writers can keep a fresh face on it,
I'll be reading them another twenty years.
Re: Faking It (2:57pm February 21, 2011):
How I missed your book I can't image as it's exactly my type.
After reading about a dozen of the 100+ glowing reviews on
Amazon, it went straight on my wishlist.
Re: Storm Of Reckoning (4:17pm February 20, 2011):
Thank goodness you didn't "put down that book/notebook and go
outside to play". If you were like me you simply snuck your
book to the woods or barn and then read to your hearts content.
Re: Bitten in the Bayou (4:02pm February 20, 2011):
Yeah, I gotta voted for Pretty Woman too!
Re: RiverTime (8:06pm February 16, 2011):
Reading romance is a great escape for me. I don't really need
to escape as I have a great life, but it's great mini vacations
every time I open a book. I always say that it's my "Calgon"
Re: Love Me If You Dare (6:42pm February 15, 2011):
We had a great Valentine's this year. The "baby" was home for
the weekend from college, we had a great family meal together,
and attended a baby shower for friend's first "two"
grandbabies. Both her daughter-in-laws are due April Fools Day!
Could not have been better!
Re: Lucky Stiff (6:38pm February 15, 2011):
Oh, darling, we join you each and every time we add the most
recent book in our series love affair to our "preorder" at
Amazon. You really didn't think you were in it alone, did ya?
At least you have the keys to the car, the rest of us "crazies"
are just along for the ride.
Re: True Colors (4:33pm February 13, 2011):
Gotta love Castle. This is one I never miss. I even often
rewatch it or watch the reruns.
Re: Breaking the Rules (4:30pm February 13, 2011):
As a loooong time visitor to Myrtle Beach, Sex on the Beach
gets my vote every time!
Re: Society's Most Disreputable Gentleman (3:59pm February 9, 2011):
I love reading about bad boys. But I think most women know that
while they may not be able to "tame" them they may be able to
harness that energy a bit. Been there, done that, and no way in
hell would I marry it. The high highs can't begin to overcome
the low lows.
Re: The Color of Heaven (10:15pm February 8, 2011):
Thanks for the free download.
Re: These Things Hidden (1:52pm February 6, 2011):
I think a good mom puts her kids first. Yes, a mom is still a
woman, but how can she be happy if the kids or miserable. It's
a fine balancing act that's for sure.
Re: Midnight Caller (4:28pm February 5, 2011):
I love romantic suspense. I have a copy of your first book on
the way to me now. Is this a series or standalone?
Re: The Mysterious Lady Law (1:41pm February 4, 2011):
As long as the characters are believable and the story a page
turner, I don't care if a dog does the writing.
Re: Everyone Loves A Hero (3:26pm February 2, 2011):
I haven't had my moment unless you count this moment. My mom
picked up three of us after school each day. We were all
neighbors so she drops of Susan, then stops to drop of Pam
and then precedes home to drop me off. We live on the street
in front of Susan and Pam, with Pam's house being directly
behind ours. By the time we had turned the corner and pulled
into our driveway, there stands Pam with blood pouring out
of her arm. We put her in the back seat where luckily I have
my gym clothes, so I dig out a towel and wrap it around her
gushing arm. Her younger brother had slammed the door in her
face as she ran up on her porch and she had put her hand up,
missing the wood and running her arm through the glass.
Luckily, we only lived 5 minutes from the hospital. I held
the towel on her arm and went with her into the emergency
room while my mom called her mom. They let me stay and hold
her hand till her mom got there, which only took another 5
to 10 minutes as she worked very close. They put over 200
stitches in her arm, most of which I witnessed. Finally,her
mom arrived and they let me go out into the hall where I
promptly passed out. I woke up on a stretcher next to her.
We still laugh about it today!
Re: The Irish Princess (1:58pm February 2, 2011):
Since watching the TUDORS on Showtime, I've become fascinated
with that era and the people. I've read and loved almost every
book I've got my hands on and are always looking for "one"
more. So this one is definitely going on the top of my
wishlist. Any chance there will be more in this time period?
Re: Haunting Jasmine (9:25pm January 31, 2011):
Re: The Paris Secret (10:51pm January 22, 2011):
Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs (Jane Jameson, Book 1) by Molly
Harper--absolutely the funniest take on a poor librarian.
When Jane's atrocious boss fires her and she goes off on a
bender she thinks her life couldn't get worse messed up.
However when a drunk mistakes her for a deer, shots her and
she gets changed into a vampire, she realizes how easy her
"life" used to be.
Re: Ten Ruby Trick (2:36pm January 20, 2011):
Eve's Roarke in the In Death books is my favorite rogue.
Re: Yours For The Taking (2:34pm January 20, 2011):
My dream day starts somewhere around noon, only getting up when
I absolutely have to (usually right before I wet my pants.
Taking a cup of my favorite coffee to the computer to check my
email and the phone not ringing till after the first cup is
Re: Highborn (12:28pm January 18, 2011):
I'm not a writer but a reader but I can see your points.
Re: Stay Tuned For Murder (8:22pm January 16, 2011):
What a wonderful story and a great promotion for your book.
You'll have to let us know when you are going to promote STAY
TUNED, maybe some of us can tune in.
Re: Real Wifeys (7:30pm January 15, 2011):
As an older reader the antics and adventures of the young help
keep us up to date and young (if only in our minds).
Re: Kiss At Your Own Risk (5:21pm January 12, 2011):
I loved your "Immortally Sexy" series(they were sexy and
made me laugh out loud) and am glad to hear that you have
another series to take us on a new mind trip. I'm sorry to
hear that the last couple of years have been hard. Just know
that while your writing helps you heal, you are helping
others escape and heal with your stories.
Re: The Fire In Ember (11:01am January 10, 2011):
I throughly enjoy historical fiction. I love reading about
their homes, clothes, food, and experiences that it took to
survive in the less technological times.
Re: Mercy Kill (10:58am January 10, 2011):
If I were a writer I don't think I'd worry about it empowering
me as much as giving me nightmares.
Re: Senseless (12:10pm January 9, 2011):
When I read it wouldn't matter if ACDC was blasting through the
house, if it's a good book it takes me places that I've yet to
Re: Fatal Justice (8:51pm January 6, 2011):
Sounds like an awesome mystery.
Re: I Dream of Genies (10:11pm January 5, 2011):
I read the first two books in the trilogy and loved them. The
2ndary characters were as charming and laugh out load funny as
the main ones. Super series!
Re: Deadly Identity (10:23pm December 30, 2010):
Another book that MUST go o0n my wishlist.
Re: Red Ink (9:22pm December 30, 2010):
Great advice to new writers.
Re: Cowboys Never Cry (9:20pm December 30, 2010):
I've always heard "Write what you know", so maybe that's why
readers assume the characters are based on real people.
Re: Haunted Honeymoon (12:06pm December 28, 2010):
I love to read. I read every night before bed anywhere from 30
minutes to several hours. I hop around from PR, UF,
contemporary romance, historical fiction to chick fic. It
totally depends on my mood and what I've recently been reading.
Re: Pay Up (7:17pm December 23, 2010):
I like a kickass, no holds woman who can also be tender and use
Re: The Viking's Captive (6:43pm December 22, 2010):
I love to reread but with as many great new books coming out
monthly I don't do as much of it as I once did.
Re: The Winter Sea (6:35pm December 22, 2010):
I love historical fiction. It has always fascinated me reading
about the day to day activities, the clothes, the parties and
just life in general in times before the mod cons that we have
Re: Precious and Fragile Things (6:43pm December 17, 2010):
I like to pick up a book sometimes that not romance or
suspense. sometimes different is exactly what I want to read.
Re: Wolf Fever (12:25pm December 16, 2010):
Chicken soup, egg drop if I can get it and sleep tend to do it
for me. I make me a nest on the couch with a fuzzy blanket, a
good book, something cool to drink and a box of tissues. Then
I'll sleep or read off and on all day.
Re: The Heir (12:18pm December 16, 2010):
I don't do basements or attics if I'm by myself as I've always
figured if I was the bad guy, those would be the places to
hide. Nothing I enjoy more than a historical romance, throw in
a few secrets and you got got me hooked.
Re: Dark Slayer (9:10pm December 15, 2010):
I remember when I read my first Feehan book, I was surprised at
how few paranormals were available then. Up until then a Gothic
mystery was the only type that might have a vamp or shape-
shifter in it. Thank goodness the publishing world soon
realized what a gold mine this genre could be.
Re: It Happened On Maple Street (8:16pm December 9, 2010):
I love the cover. It instantly conveys innocence and first
love. I immediately feel as if I'm on a school/college campus.
Can't wait to read this newest romance.
Re: Royal Blood (3:19pm December 4, 2010):
My hubby would go shopping on Christmas Eve and end up with
more stuff for himself than those he was shopping for. I guess
that will happen when you only go once a year.
Re: Sparks (3:15pm December 4, 2010):
A salamander is definitely not the normal pet so I can see him
getting into and out of lots of predicaments.
Re: Twins Under His Tree (4:16pm December 2, 2010):
My father-in-law was in WWII. My kids grew up hearing many
stories of his 666 days in combat, from Africa to England.
He drove commanders to prison camps and laid communication
wires all over Europe. My daughter, a senior in college,
plans to teach high school history, was influenced a lot by
his war stories. He passed this summer shortly after his 92
BD and not a day goes by that he or his stories are
Re: Outrageously Yours (6:04pm December 1, 2010):
Nerds rule! It's so much easier to live with someone who is
brainy than someone who is in love with them-self.
Re: Her Kind of Hero (9:56pm November 23, 2010):
My future husband asked me to dance while I sat with a group
of friends waiting on my then boyfriend to show up. As I was
more than a little POed because I'd been waiting awhile, I
said yes. Danced two or three dances with him until the
tardy boyfriend showed up. Needless to say, a couple of
weeks later I was free again. I again danced with the future
hubby and this time he asked me out. He had noticed that I
appeared to be single and took a chance and asked me out.
Needless to say, 30+ years later, we still go out dancing.
Re: Dating Mr. December (7:51pm November 22, 2010):
You writers may think you add only a dash of magic, but when we
read it, it's all magic.
Re: Stronger Than Sin (2:31pm November 21, 2010):
I just recently finished "Sins of the Flesh" and am waiting
anxiously for Monday when "Stronger than Sin" should be on my
doorstep. Excellent, excellent start of a great new series.
Re: Angel in My Arms (2:26pm November 21, 2010):
I don't think I've read a story that is set against the
backdrop of the civil war. But sounds intriguing.
Re: Feline Fatale (12:03pm September 21, 2010):
Books with animals or children
are ones that I can so get into.
Re: Return To Paradise (12:02pm September 21, 2010):
This is exactly why I'm a series
Re: Wicked Highlander (12:00pm September 21, 2010):
Totally in love with "What ifs?"
Re: Captured by Desire (11:59am September 21, 2010):
I love historical fiction and
love it when it's about normal
Re: Petals From The Sky (11:57am September 21, 2010):
I love historical fiction and
this is an area that I'm totally unfamiliar with so WOOHOO! new
books to add to my list. Sounds
Re: Royal Blood (9:10pm September 8, 2010):
Scary and laugh out loud funny.
My type of book to a T.
Re: Warrior (9:07pm September 8, 2010):
That cover--I love it! Indiana
Re: Desperate Deeds (9:03pm September 8, 2010):
Start with a romance, add a little suspense, a little mystery
and you've got a recipe for a
Re: Royal Blood (11:39am September 5, 2010):
I too fell in love with your
earlier books so this one is on
Re: Thrilled to Death (10:10am September 3, 2010):
Totally agree with you. I love
many genres, crime drama at
it's purist being only one of
them. Crime drama of a type
figures quite prominently in
many of the other genres I
read. Paranormal suspense and
Urban Fantasy has the basic
crime drama to thank for many
of it's facets.
Re: Atlantis Betrayed (9:40pm August 31, 2010):
Love the Atlantis books! Can't
wait to add this one to my
Re: Guarding Grace (8:44pm August 30, 2010):
I love when the writer takes
the time to build a whole new
world of heroes (vampires)and
then makes it a series where
we get to come back time after
time and play.
Re: Bond With Me (9:14pm August 28, 2010):
I love your cover. Can you
tell us without ruining the
book (which is on my wishlist
since reading your BBB
interview)if their is a significance that Brends
tattoo seems to go right from
his arm to Mischka's(I'm
assume they are the ones on
Re: Deadly Fear (9:11pm August 28, 2010):
You know, I find it twice as
scary being in the mind of a
human monster as a paranormal
Re: Dark Warrior Untamed (9:10pm August 28, 2010):
I've got to admit Zsadist tops my
list. Though it's been awhile
since I read his story, it
continues to resonate in my mind.
Re: Seduced by the Wolf (7:09pm August 24, 2010):
Love this series to death, hope
it's around many, many more
Re: Assassin's Heart (6:44pm August 24, 2010):
Taking responsibility for the one
life I have now and my families
is enough for me. But I do enjoy
listening to tales of other
peoples former lives.
Re: Rule's Bride (11:30am August 22, 2010):
I love series books, but I'm a
purest and must read read them in
Re: The Star Necklace (11:27am August 22, 2010):
I was recently flashed by an
elderly neighbor who I'm sure
did not realize that when she
was bending over to pull weeds
out of her flowerbed at the
roadside she was showing the
girls off in all their glory.
She was apparently bra-less
and ever time she bent down to
pull a weed the girls were
swinging free. If we hadn't
been on the motorcycle riding
by, I'd have stopped and told
her but now I don't if it
would just embarrass her.
Re: Hero (11:14am August 22, 2010):
I imagine it's a lot like sending
your child to a new school and
hoping that they will fit in.
Re: Amelia Island's Velvet Undertow (11:03am August 22, 2010):
While I loved the column, making
hubby purchase a romance novel
would be paramount to making him
pick up "feminine products" at
Re: Don't Cry (10:53am August 22, 2010):
My TBR pile is worse than the
national debt.My bookshelves
always look like they would
like to explode. As a lover of
series, I tend to collect 4 or
5 in every series before
having a marathon reading
feast. Drives my husband
Re: Such A Pretty Face (7:27pm August 9, 2010):
Your book sounds fascinating. Off
to put it on my list to get right
Re: The Quick and the Thread (7:25pm August 9, 2010):
Aren't kids the greatest!
Re: The 1st Wife (7:19pm August 9, 2010):
I've never really met anyone who
changed my life unless you count
my hubby and kids.
Re: Veil Of Night (1:32am August 5, 2010):
Sounds like fun was had by all!
Re: The Unexpected Son (1:30am August 5, 2010):
This sounds like fascinating that
I've just recently added to my
wishlist. Can't wait!
Re: The Goddess of Fried Okra (1:28am August 5, 2010):
Sounds like a fascinating
read.Off to add it to my
Re: The Smuggler And The Society Bride (1:25am August 5, 2010):
I think the part I enjoy most
is seeing the wonder on their
faces and hearing in the
voices when they realize that
they have met their soul mate.
Watching them overcome the obstacles to their love,
especially if there is humor
involved. One thing I don't
see much of and wish authors
would capitalize on is revisiting the happy couple
for a later story when the
everyday things in life have
caused one or the other to
wonder if they made the right
choice and seeing them
rediscover their love.
Re: The Millionaire Meets His Match (7:36pm July 31, 2010):
I love this list! Getting him
married keeps him off stupid
reality shows too!
Re: Wait for Dusk (7:28pm July 31, 2010):
I read Nightwalker (and loved
it) when it first came out but
never got back to the series.
Going to have to see if I have
the rest of the series and
dive into it again.
Re: Monster in Miniature (7:24pm July 31, 2010):
I do like my books "labeled"
by genre as depending on my
mood my taste varies from YA
to Paranormal to Sci-Fi. I'd
love to be shut up in a
bookstore for a re-shelfing
Re: The Ark (7:46pm July 30, 2010):
My type of book so throw my name
in the pot.
Re: Barely A Lady (2:33am July 28, 2010):
My fav at the moment, Matt, is
the one in the book I'm
reading, Suzanne's Letters to
Nicholas. It varies with each
book as there are just so many
great villains out there.
Re: Love and Scandal (11:04pm July 25, 2010):
While compiling some family
tree information, I soon
realized that most 1st babies
tended to be "premature",
often arriving after only 5 or
6 months of marriage. While
the "known"(to family members)
wedding date might have been a
year earlier, upon
checking court records, the
real date was often a year
later. As you said, â€˜plus Ã§a
change, plus c'est la mÃªme
Re: Knight Of Passion (10:58pm July 25, 2010):
I also tend to collect all the
books in a series before diving
in and this one sits on my TBR
shelf calling to me each time I
Re: Fortunate Harbor (10:18pm July 20, 2010):
Friends are very important. You
can often discuss things with
them that you would never, ever
talk about with your family.
Re: Suck It, Wonder Woman! (10:15pm July 20, 2010):
A new author & actress for me.
Off to check her out!
Re: Ice Cold (10:12pm July 20, 2010):
I also just discovered
Gerritsen's Rizzoli & Isle's
series. Love that Angie Harmon
got a shot at this wonderful
Re: Tomb With A View (10:08pm July 20, 2010):
Sounds like a hoot of a book.
Can't wait to read it!
Re: Revenge for Old Times' Sake (10:05pm July 20, 2010):
I've always been a sound
sleeper except for the phone
ringing or a child crying. I
use to tell my husband to wake
me and let me know when he was
going to bed if I had gone to
sleep before he got home. I'd
wake in the middle of the
night and jump when I realized
that he was in the bed. I
always told him, he could put
a dead body in the bed and I'd
never know it unless I rolled
over and the body was cold!
Re: The 1st Wife (7:43am July 15, 2010):
As crazy as it may sound, I
hope on my rider mower. I can
spend hours riding around and
around in a circle, cutting
wide swatches or narrow bands
and lose myself to outside
noises. I tend to go almost in
a dreamlike state where I
there but I'm not. I write
conversations or whole
chapters over and over in my
Re: Money, Honey (9:10pm July 8, 2010):
My favorite is when a younger
man falls for an older woman.
So many of those stories have
had me in tears with the
tenderness that the hunky guy
show to the woman who
generally has a few more
wrinkles and isn't quite as
buff as he is.
Re: Crush On You (9:07pm July 8, 2010):
I love friends to lovers and
can't imagine a relationship
would work without it.
Re: Unchained (9:06pm July 8, 2010):
Our Christmas is probably the
longest running tradition but
we love to get together
anytime at the drop of a hat
for a meal so that's pretty
traditional for us too!
Re: Home is Where the Bark is (9:04pm July 8, 2010):
My little Jack Russel wanna be
Chloe is as much a part of the
family as any of the kids so
putting them in your stories
seems only natural.
Re: Dark Embers (9:02pm July 8, 2010):
I look forward to diving into
this new series, not to many out
there on dragons.
Re: The Wild Irish Sea (8:59pm July 8, 2010):
How wonderful it must be to
travel and then write these
amazing stories that take place
in the areas you have visited.
Re: Rapture Untamed (10:16pm June 29, 2010):
I read a stand alone from time
to time just to take a break
but greatly prefer series.
There is one drawback to the
way I read them though, I must
read them in order (they are a
series you know) and I like to
have 3 or 4 to read back to
back. Unfortunately, this
means that all the excitement
of a new book coming out in a
series is kind of lost on me,
cause I'm just going to buy it
and then shelf it till later.
I do from time to time run my
hands over them but I am
strong so I just look for
another that has been
neglected for awhile and have
a marathon reading feast with
it instead. I seldom reread
any books and feel like I
forget so much from book to
book if I don't read them in
this manner. If there's a year
wait between books, and most
of them are, then I've likely
read 150 to 200 other books so
you can see where this might
be a problem.
Re: The Lies We Told (4:51pm June 20, 2010):
I've got to say this is the
first book trailer I've seen
that wasn't cheesy. I tend to
stay away from watching them
as they are so bad that I'm
afraid they may ruin the book
Re: Smooth Talking Stranger (4:45pm June 20, 2010):
We had a combination Father's Day
cookout and grandbaby's BD party
at the pool.
Re: The 1st Wife (1:48pm June 9, 2010):
I also live in a very community
outside a small town(5000) and
would not trade it for the world.
Re: Desire Me (8:15pm June 8, 2010):
The youth at church frequently
have scavenger hunts and they are
always a hit.
Re: Blown Away (10:52pm June 7, 2010):
I don't participate in challenges
as I promised myself once I
retired that I would only read
what I wanted, when I wanted.
Re: Guardian (10:43pm June 7, 2010):
Series books are my favorite
read. I love returning time and
time again to a place or a world
where you already know some of
the history and the characters.
Re: I Love This Bar (6:40pm June 4, 2010):
After being sure he wasn't
married-- wondering if he carried
protection and Yeehaw, was that a
3 cell flashlight in his pocket
Re: Night Myst (6:36pm June 4, 2010):
Many of the authors I read
(including you)have more than
one series going at a time. I
read more than one series at a
time so why shouldn't you be
entitled to write more than 1
at a time?
Re: The Making Of A Duchess (6:53pm June 2, 2010):
When I was in my early
twenties, my friends and I did
a 4 or 5 day trip to Myrtle
Beach every spring as a kinda
recharge your batteries type
of trip. Well, when we out to
the clubs dancing, we always
took on an alternate
personality. We used a
character from the soaps, you
know, like Nicki, Ashley, Jill
from Y&R. Well, we also had
to take on their
personalities. It was all in
fun and we still laugh about
it today when we get together.
Re: Strange Neighbors (11:20pm June 1, 2010):
Sounds like a great group of
Re: Ancient Whispers (11:38pm May 31, 2010):
OMG, public speaking makes me
barf. My kids are kinda spread
out, 8 years between the first
two and 7 between the last
two. So needless to say, they
were never more than one in
any school at the same time.
So the year my baby was
graduating from the 5th grade,
I decided that I would host a
thank you tea for the teachers
at the elementary school as I
had had kids going there for
18 years nonstop. As we are a
small school, probably only 25
or so teachers, I'd known most
of them for a long time. I was
just going to circulate and
say a few words and thank some
of them that had actually had
all three of the kids and
update them on the older ones
accomplishments. Well, the
principle thought I should
stand up and say a few words.
I did but I detest speaking in
front of a group(even those
that are friends. I was
surprised that so many of them
came up to congratulate me on
the middle ones full ride to
the state university and the
oldest promotion at the fire
dept. They were very sincere
in their thanks for all the
years we had helped at the
school functions from planting
flowers to helping move
furniture over the Christmas
holidays when the kids moved
from a very overcrowded tiny
school to a brand new
school(across the road). It
was nice to know that we would
be missed. I did promise to
provide them with the next
generation of the family in a
Re: Blown Away (4:27pm May 30, 2010):
I like trilogies as I'm a
batch reader. What I mean is I
never read them as them come
out, I must have at 3 at a
time to read. The only
exception is Robb's "In Death" series, I collected probably
20 of them and read them in 6
book batches. Usually, I'll
get burned out but not with
Re: Die Twice (9:20pm May 29, 2010):
Die Twice--humm need to check
Re: The Journey Home (9:18pm May 29, 2010):
My daughter is home for the
summer from college and her
one purpose this summer was to
get copies of recipes and make
them together so that she
could visualize them later.
And while I'm by no means an
excellent cook, we do have
certain "family" recipes.
She is doing this cookbook
both as a tribute to me and
her relatives and a gift to
the rest of the family. She
has dated the same boy since a
junior in high school and
always "cooked" him a meal at
our home about once a month.
They now get together and cook
at our house often when not in
school. They like to practice
cooking together as both want
to be able to prepare the
family meal once they are
married. They both feel that
cooking and eating together as
a family is a important part
of being a family.
Re: Dead in the Family (9:06pm May 29, 2010):
I usually will save not books
but a series as once I start I
hate to stop. I have C T Adams
Hamilton's "Anita Blake"(last
10 books), Kenyon's "Dark
Hunter", they'll keep me
reading long into the night.
Re: His At Night (10:29am May 26, 2010):
For some reason it doesn't feel
like learning when gleaming
historical facts from fiction.
And they do tend to stick in my
Re: Web Of Lies (10:58pm May 17, 2010):
It's more what genres I don't
read. That would be religious,
political, or self help.
Re: A Thread So Thin (9:40pm May 16, 2010):
Nope no imaginary friends either.
Books always supplied
someone(Nancy Drew) to solve a
Re: Silent Truth (10:28pm May 15, 2010):
Sounds like a fun place to go.
Re: Silent Truth (10:28pm May 15, 2010):
I love a good suspense novel.
Re: Live To Tell (4:22pm May 10, 2010):
With kids 35,27, and 20, a
younger brother 33, a 75 year
old Mom and 92 year old father
in law, if we don't have chaos
and changes, it an't normal.
As the one who does the all
the cooking, I tell them when
it will be ready and then they
come and eat as it fits in
with their plans for the
holiday. I try to do meals
that are more buffet and
easily warmed in the microwave
as they tend to come in waves.
I generally try to let them
eat early so that they can
also eat supper with us and
help dispose of leftovers.
Re: A Thread So Thin (9:40pm May 8, 2010):
I have found many, many YA
books that I have fallen in
love with. Why? Writers of YA
have learned that you have to
get to the point fast. You
don't spend half the book
trying to figure out what the
story is about. Adult book
writers tend to gradually
build the story- which I like
to but YA's want it
immediately. They are the NOW
generation, texting, IMing and
they are not use to waiting.
Re: The Jaguar Prince (9:20pm May 7, 2010):
Those pesky birds have gotten
me up at 6 AM the last two
weeks and darn if that aren't
still at it at almost 9:30 PM.
I so enjoy sleeping with the
windows open but may have to
give up and close them and
have the AC sing me to sleep.
Re: Rumor Has It (9:29am May 6, 2010):
I still live in a small town and
believe me the grapevine has only
gotten worse since cell phones
Re: In Shelter Cove (9:14pm May 4, 2010):
I love stories about the
average guy stepping up and
being the "hero". Joe the
plumber, construction workers,
the cable guy. I'm married to
a very average guy, he's a
heating contractor, and he's
my hero every day.
Re: His Border Bride (2:28pm May 3, 2010):
Every woman thinks SHE can
reform a bad boy. My favorite-
-the one in my current book.
At this time, it's Marton's
Blackwolf from 1970 trying to
deal with a woman from 2010.
Re: Blood Of The Demon (2:05pm May 1, 2010):
I too understand getting tired
of a certain genre. Luckily
for me, I love romance,
historical fiction, YA, UF,
paranormal romance, and pretty
much anything other than self
help or nonfiction. And I've
read a few nonfiction books
that I enjoyed. I try to read
a variety so that I don't get
that burned out feeling.
Re: The Fallen (8:33pm April 29, 2010):
Are you going to do anymore books
in the Meg Malloy series?
Re: Chasing Perfect (5:58pm April 28, 2010):
Definitely a country mouse and
I love it. We live in the
foothills of NC, only about an
hour to the mountains and 5 to
the coast. We're only about an
hour from a big city and
that's plenty close enough. I
love being able to walk in our
woods and I can't imagine
living in an apartment
building full of people and no
yard to piddle in. That would
be hell for me.
Re: Just Like Me, Only Better (5:34pm April 28, 2010):
As long as they are happy with
what they are doing and earn
enough to feed and clothe their
selves, the shy's the limit.
Re: A Thread So Thin (9:08pm April 26, 2010):
Who doesn't have choices they
wished they could undo? The
problem that would cause would
be you'd probably never be
satisfied as others decisions
also effect yours.
Re: The Teaberry Strangler (11:00pm April 25, 2010):
If it's a new author or even a
new series by an author I
love, I read as many reviews
as I can to see what they have
to say. I only buy the PB,
never the HB or Trade size. If
an author I've loved and
followed switches to HB after
only being out in PB, I'll get
it from the library or swap
site. I read around 150 to 200
books a year so I'm careful
which ones I buy. If I can get
it used or at a library I'm
much more likely to try a new
Re: In For A Penny (10:44am April 24, 2010):
As a Mom and a voracious
reader,the toughest critique
usually comes when I'm trying
a new dish and the family are
the test subjects. If it's
thumbs down, I don't fix it
again. As a reader I accept
that while someone may rave on
and on about a book, tastes
and even moods are different,
so it's quite possible that I
may be 1 of 100 people who
just don't get it.
Re: Beautiful People (9:50am April 22, 2010):
I love a book that while reading
it will cause me to laugh out
loud. Freeks my hubby and kids
out as they are sure I'm having a
Re: Maid for the Millionaire (8:24am April 21, 2010):
I love celebrating milestones,
be they my kids or mine. Our
30th anniversary is still 16
months away and I've already
started making plans. It's the
only occasion that is in the
summer and I'm determined to
have all our friends and
family(of which there are
bunches). Just wanted to say
how many of your books I've
read and loved. A romance with
kids in just adds a touch more
love and humor to the
storyline. Thanks for
entertaining me over the years
and I look forward to the
Re: Silent Truth (9:17pm April 19, 2010):
I'm semi-retired and am
passionate about spending time
with my hubby,kids, books and
gardening. I love being able
to start that next great read
and staying up all night to
finish it. I love taking off
for the weekend with my
husband and our friends for
long rides in the mountains on
our motorcycles. I love
spending the day cooking for
my kids and their families.
And I love getting up early to
walk through my yard, admiring
my flowers and pulling a weed
here and there.
Once it becomes a job and not an
enjoyment, I'll quit.
Re: The Firefighter's Secret Baby (9:33pm April 16, 2010):
I love any story that has babies
or kids in it. They are my
weakness when deciding which new
titles I must have.
Re: Demonkeepers (6:57pm April 14, 2010):
So far Michael is my favorite but
Lucas sounds very lovable too!
Re: Dead Head (2:47pm April 14, 2010):
With humor and suspense-how can
you go wrong?
Re: The Mage In Black (3:55am April 13, 2010):
As a "bookworm" from old,
thank you for providing yet
more stories to lose myself
in. It was once Nancy Drew and
now the paranormal urban
fantasy romance that sucks
away hours of my life.
Re: Big Bad Wolf (8:49pm April 10, 2010):
If it's a series, I refuse to
read them out of order. In fact I
usually won't even start the
series until there are are least
3 or 4 books outs.
Re: If I Were Your Woman (1:25pm April 9, 2010):
If the story line isn't a bit
touchy, either in a good way
or a bad way, then what's the
point. As Karin said, it makes
us sit back and wonder if we
have done all we could. We
don't need books that pat us
on the head and say that it's
okay. We need books that kick
us in the seat of the pants
and say "Why didn't you do
Re: Reunion (6:57pm April 8, 2010):
As harlequin Nocturne's were
my first real exposure to the
paranormal, I bow at your
feet. Your writing marathon
just turned into a reading marathon for me. :)
Re: My Own Personal Soap Opera (2:18pm April 7, 2010):
Laughter and or tears, either is
enough to make me give a thumbs
up for a book.
Re: On Shadow Beach (3:52pm April 6, 2010):
The cover may entice me to
pick it up, turn it over, and
read the blurb. But I don't
care how cute, or pretty, or exciting the cover is, if
there's not a good story
between these covers, no one's
going to give them a second
look. As I live in a small
town and live miles and miles
from a decent bookstore, most
of my purchases are made on-
line. With the help of
numerous bloggers who help me
decide which books are going
to get my hard earned dollars
plunked down for them, I read
as many reviews as possible
before purchasing my books.
Re: The Darcy Cousins (2:27pm April 5, 2010):
If the characters DON'T speak
to the author, how can they
expect to speak to me? The
ability of the author to
breathe life into the
characters is what keeps me
coming back for more.
Re: Just Fooling Around (4:33pm April 2, 2010):
My daughter is taking a yoga
class at college and she told
her boyfriend that as part of
her class she had to teach
someone who had never taken a
yoga class(him) yoga positions
and she had to tape it. Her
boyfriend is 6'6" and no way
could he contort himself like
a pretzel but he said he'd do
it -- then she told him he had
to wear a leotard.
Re: The Highest Stakes (11:56am April 1, 2010):
I love historical fiction and
this sounds like a sure winner.
Horse & history & romance--Oh,my!
Re: A Certain Wolfish Charm (9:52pm March 31, 2010):
I've all ready put all 4 books of
this series on my wishlist. Just
love a series that I only have to
wait months to get 4 books
instead of 4 years
Re: An Earl to Enchant (8:23am March 31, 2010):
From "Return of the Night of
the Living Dead"-they were
discussing how you kill a
zombie--"You mean they lied?!"
And another from Wizard of Oz
Re: Flirting With Forever (11:03pm March 29, 2010):
I love time travel books and
this one sounds like it's got
a very nice twist. I had
already put it on my wishlist
but failed to notice the SHOES
earlier when I saw the cover.
Re: Almost Home (9:26pm March 24, 2010):
MMP- I can two of them for the
price of a trade size and
almost 4 of them for the price
of a HB. I don't reread or
keep them. I pass them on so I
go with the MMP
or buy them used if only available as a HB or trade
Re: On The Steamy Side (1:56pm March 23, 2010):
Let's face it Harlequin has
oodles of series that have
babies or kids in them. For a
reason, they usually manage to
throw a kink or two in the
romance or are desperate to
replace a parent that is nonexistent. They usually
manage to add an additional
level of humor, all of which I
love. Kids are part of life so
of course you expect them to a
certain extent in romance,
which is what life's all
Re: Something About You (4:08pm March 19, 2010):
I love romance and suspense.
Then if you mix in some
laughter, you've got the
recipe for a best seller. And
anybody who loves Hitchcock,
has got the cookbook with that
secret recipe in it.
Re: Do They Know I'm Running? (8:49pm March 18, 2010):
Okay, I already thought
writers(and all artists for
that matter) lived in a
totally different world than
me. Now I know it. But thank
goodness you do or I'd not
think that every time I open a
book that I'm privileged to
behold a miracle.
Re: Forget Me Not (12:46pm March 16, 2010):
I've never let conventions
define who I am, yeah, I take
care of all the things that
Mom's are suppose to(and then
some) but if while laying at
the pool(luckily we live in
the boonies)I feel the need to
skinny dip and sun bathe in
the nude. No one knows or
cares(except maybe the deers
and my dog).
Re: The Stolen Crown (10:30pm March 15, 2010):
I love reading historical fiction
and if there is so romance thrown
in so much the better.
Re: The You I Never Knew (12:21pm March 14, 2010):
Definitely laughter although I
don't mind an emotional scene
that brings tears either.
Re: The Scarlet Lion (4:12pm March 12, 2010):
No music for me, unless it's
in my head. When I'm reading,
everything else around me
blurs. If it doesn't, then
that book gets replaced with
one that takes me away.
Re: Truly, Madly (9:07pm March 3, 2010):
Only, when it comes to my
kids. I think you can think
it's love at first sight, but
until you know someone and
trust them, really would you
trust your life and your
future children's life with
Re: Lake Magic (9:04pm March 2, 2010):
I don't remember the title but i
sure it was by Emily Loring.
Re: Naked Edge (6:41pm March 1, 2010):
Yeah, me and my hubby are
fairly opposites. He's a
sports jock, which I couldn't
care less about. I carry a
book everywhere I go and he
hasn't cracked one in 35
Re: Seeing Red (8:57am March 1, 2010):
February was a bust. Have had
a family member with health
problems and while normally I
would do a lot of reading
while sitting around the
hospital and doctors office. i
think I got 1 book read and
have actually put it back to
reread as I'm not sure how
much I actually retained.
Re: Cowboy Trouble (8:58pm February 27, 2010):
I also would like to see some
romances where the guy and the
girl are normal people, who
have normal jobs. You know,
like the farmer, the
construction worker, the
average JOE who sells tires at
the local Goodyear dealer. Why
can't they have some HEA's
that they deserve after
finding the not bombshell
lovely and surviving an up and
down funny relationship. I
think with humor even the
dullest romance is a best
Re: The Texan's Happily-Ever-After (10:21am February 25, 2010):
Checked out your list of
published books and I can true-fully say WOW! I've read
most of them. Not only do your
write stories with babies(I
love them) but you have a lot
of mini series, which I adore.
I love revisiting an area and
getting caught up on earlier
Re: Easter Promises (2:15pm February 24, 2010):
After my family, my biggest
passion is reading with a side of
gardening thrown in.
Re: Take Me If You Dare (5:12am February 24, 2010):
Me, I just read the next day's
news to see the results.
Re: Saving CeeCee Honeycutt (5:25pm February 22, 2010):
There's nothing like night out
with the girls. Whether it being
catching up with each others life
or bitching about the days
troubles, they always understand.
Re: The Edge of Winter (9:08pm February 21, 2010):
I love the anthologies that come
out at Christmas, Valentines, and
Re: The Betrayal Of The Blood Lily (5:14pm February 20, 2010):
I don't have to go far. If the
weather is cold I simply curl
up on the loveseat that is in
the room where the woodstove
is and if it's warm outside,
the hammock and MY lounge(no
one else is allowed in it as
it has all the trappings for a
read fest, comfy pillows, sun
glasses, plenty of cold drinks
and extra books). One end of
the master bedroom has not
only a built-in bookcase for
my TBR pile but a comfy sofa
with lots of pillows. My
husband did this for me when
we were remodeling as he said
I deserved a place for ME
time. These corners of bliss
enable me to travel miles and
years away from stress or
worry. Thanks to all the
wonderful writers out there I
can escape for hours at a time
without packing a stitch.
Re: Kayla's Daddy (12:59pm February 19, 2010):
See there, just cause you hear
voices in your head-it's not
always a sign you're crazy.
Re: Lights, Camera...Kiss The Boss (9:09am February 18, 2010):
Congratulations and I hope to
see more of your books in the
future. Off to add this book
to my wishlist. I love to see
the ecology addressed in one
of my favorite genres.
Re: Accidentally Demonic (8:27am February 17, 2010):
A great series from a great
gal that treats her friends
and acquaintances with love
and encouragement. Glad to
have made your acquaintance,
DC. You rock, girl.
Re: Hot Stuff (3:23pm February 14, 2010):
My husband and I are terrible
about remembering special
dates so have agreed over the
years to just be spontaneous a couple times a year and do
something special. Who cares
if we celebrate Valentine's
Day in August?
Re: Promise Me Tonight (9:30pm February 12, 2010):
I love a good romance and a
historical makes it perfect.
Re: Raining Cat Sitters And Dogs (1:24pm February 11, 2010):
Don't know if I'm an expert
writer but boy am I an expert
reader by this measurement :)
Re: Tragedy At Two (7:35pm February 9, 2010):
I love a good mystery that I can
help solve along with the main
character. Good luck on your new
Re: Island Of The Swans (10:52pm February 8, 2010):
Another reader-non-writer here
and as a reader, the theme
doesn't matter- only whether the
book grabs me enough to make me
forget that I AM reading.
Re: Triumph in Arms (8:26am February 7, 2010):
That's the way to tell 'em,
Jennifer. If guy's would put
half the energy they waste
flipping channels on the tube
or shootin' up the bad guys on
the Xbox on making their
ladies happy, world peace
would soon be achieved (well,
Re: Viking in Love (6:42pm February 4, 2010):
I just discovered Anne Bishop
and her "Black Jewels" series. I
just love to discover a new
series that has at least 5 or 6
books out there in the series!
Re: Deadtown (7:06pm February 3, 2010):
I love zombies.And i love the
idea that a virus caused this to
happen. Added this to my
Re: Catch Of A Lifetime (11:36pm February 2, 2010):
Thanks for adding three more
books to my wishlist. I just love
to find new authors and this
sounds like a hoot of a series!
Re: Drive Time (11:07pm February 1, 2010):
I'm pretty good at keeping
secrets. But when someone asks
me to keep a secret , the
first thing I say is "Not if
this secret would hurt
someone" or with the kids
something that their father
Re: Down By The River (12:43pm January 31, 2010):
I've been working at getting a
blog started on what I read
and have spent most of the
month on that and researching
other blogs. I did read "My
Soul to Save" by Rachel
Vincent and "The Iron King" by
Julie Kagawa, both of which
were okay books. They weren't
great but I'll still be back
for more of both series.
Re: Forbidden Heat (9:26pm January 27, 2010):
Wow, you must love research as
much as actually writing the
books. Would be hard to keep my
mind on what I was suppose to be
Re: Down River (12:41pm January 27, 2010):
Our next cruise is to Alaska-
Re: Hold On Tight (11:41pm January 26, 2010):
No it doesn't bother me to
stop and look up a word or a
place. I frequently will stop
and look up an area or city if
I'm not familiar with it. Now
I don't want to be stopping
too often to do that but I
like the opportunity to learn
more about a place or incident
that is mentioned in a book.
Re: The Keepers Of Sulbreth (2:10pm January 15, 2010):
Definitely, and I picked up
titles where the title or art
work also led me to put it
back on the shelf. But most of
my purchases are based of my
own knowledge and love of an
author's previous works(which
has sometimes come back to
bite me in the ass)or the
reviews of others both on
Amazon or on blogs. I am more
likely to try an unknown
author after checking out
their website and reading
others reviews of it. On the
few occasions where the
characters name doesn't fit
for me I simply rename him in
my mind until I finish the
book. I am also prone to
rename a character if his name
makes me stop and think, now
how was this pronounced again?
Any of you who have read the
Harry Potter series knows that
JK Rowling has to be the Queen
when it comes to assigning
characters their names. Thanks
for your insight on your book.
I often visit authors websites
before reading a new book or
series to see their insights
and thoughts on their books.
Re: Forget Me Not (5:46pm January 13, 2010):
Times like this make you stop and
be grateful for what you have.
Glad to know that are alright.
Re: Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy (1:32pm January 11, 2010):
Can't wait to get my hands on it!
Re: Come Hell Or High Water (4:05pm January 10, 2010):
Just a peaceful day, no drama and
a good book.
Re: Sizzle (4:41pm January 8, 2010):
Eve definitely would not be
the detective, woman, & wife
that she is without the terror
that her father was--so yeah,
the villain does mold the
actions of the hero. But I
hate to say that the bad guy
defines the hero- it gives the villain to much power over the
hero. And the villain should
never have that.
Re: My Dearest Mr. Darcy (8:59pm January 7, 2010):
I love Prissy's line, when I
don't know how to do something
I have been guilty of actually
using that line but my
favorite steal is "Toto, I
have a feeling we're not in
Kansas anymore." Oh, and the
best is "I'm melting!"(though
that's one strictly used on my
Re: Fugitive (7:21pm January 6, 2010):
Haven't read any of your books
yet but just added them to my
wishlist. I love the fact that
it is a series as I love to revisit old friends from familiar places.
Re: Dangerous Highlander (3:56pm January 4, 2010):
I hate that the authors don't
have more say on their covers
and titles. I have frequently
read a book that the cover in
no way reflected the
characters in the book. Say a
dark haired hero who on the
cover is blonde. I think the
cover should reflect the story
inside not an artist's rendering that never even
picked up the printed word.
Re: Snow Angels (7:47pm November 30, 2009):
I have just started the Carrie
Vaughn "Kitty" series. Oh, and
if you want to start a
fabulous series, don't let the
size of Robb's "In Death"
series scare you. This was a
fabulous series and I wish I
had another 35 books to look
forward to reading in this
Re: Take Me For A Ride (1:25am November 26, 2009):
Have you ever boiled eggs and
let them boil really dry? Now
that's a hell of a mess. They
exploded in their shells. I
was picking pieces of eggs and
shells off the ceiling, the
ceiling fan, the cabinets, and
appliances for days. For
nearly a year, I would find a chunk of egg in the damnedest
places. OMG and the smell, you
would gag every time you
walked in there. Even leaving
the windows open didn't help
Re: Prime Evil (9:11pm November 21, 2009):
Wow! Great to know that you
are a published writer when
you start hearing all those
people in your head, if not
the guys with the little white
jackets might be right around
Re: The Monuments Men (2:07pm November 20, 2009):
Sounds like a great story. My
father in law(91) often tells
us stories of WWII. The
History Channel has been
showing some new footage
recently which has really
gotten him talking. His
stories of WWII sparked sure
an interest in our daughter
that she getting her masters
in History and planning on
Re: Men Of The Otherworld (1:27pm November 19, 2009):
I vote for Charles.
Now lets see a smackdown between
the gals! bring it on!!
Re: Dark Legacy (1:25pm November 19, 2009):
"we were born to bring something
to the world no one else can"
Could not agree more.
Re: The Sari Shop Widow (7:35pm November 17, 2009):
I think that some people get
off on putting out nasty
reviews. This is the only way
they can feel important. They
are probably the same naysayer
in person. It takes making
someone else feel bad to make
themselves feel good.
Different people like
different books thank
goodness. Can you imagine if
all of us read and wrote the
exact same type of book. If I
write a less than glowing
review, I always offer up the
possibility that it's just me.
Putting down someone's sweat
and tears is like telling them
their child is ugly. There's
just a better way to say it.
Re: The Accidental Werewolf (6:49pm November 17, 2009):
I've got to agree with the
free books from contests, I've
found several new authors that
I love and read some books
that I might not have bought
but throughly enjoyed. Book
blogs have probably introduced
me to the most new books and
authors. I love to read the
reviews and hear about books
that are coming out months
down the road. My wishlist and
TBR pile has increased beyond
belief. I also have read
several free reads posted by
authors that have caused me to
immediately look for more of
their books, often even
purchasing the one that I just
read free. Thanks to sites
like this, I have have found
new books that I have spent
Re: Over My Dead Body (5:12pm November 16, 2009):
My older family has passed on
and passed the torch to me. My
house is where they all come
to eat and reminisce about
other holiday get-to-gathers,
and I love it. I have a
daughter and daughter in law
that both beg for recipes and
advice. When we do family
vacations at the beach each
family has to provide a meal
one day and surprisingly they
seldom opt for take out.They
like to show off what they
have learned since last year.
And the internet has become
the go to place for all of us
for recipes. When the college
age kids are around they beg
for home cooking. They have
overdone on pizzas and subs
and are happy with homemade
soups and casseroles. And best
of all, if I cook they clean!
Re: The Princess Bride (9:44pm November 9, 2009):
My daughter's favorite movie.
Re: Kindred In Death (3:07am November 9, 2009):
This particular series as a
long running seres, yes. I
hope it never ends. I only
started this series about 18
months ago. Once I had the
first 8 books, I starting
reading them in bulk. I made
sure that at each time I
started the series again I had
at least 4 more. Once you
start them you can't put them
down. I love the idea of visiting with old friends and
seeing what everyone has
gotten up to since the last
time I saw them. I don't see
them as characters in a book
but old friends.
Re: One Lucky Cowboy (4:17pm November 5, 2009):
After reading the interview, I
immediately went to put both
books on my must read list. Love
romance with a laugh or two.
Re: The Wrong Side of Dead (9:22am November 4, 2009):
Yuck! Unless the guy's a vamp, I
think she got the short end of
Re: Frostbitten (9:11am November 4, 2009):
Charlene Harris's "Dead and
Gone" was one that I struggled
a little to finish. In general
the storyline did not advance
much and the continuity errors
were very jarring. I have
loved and laughed out loud
while reading the rest of the
series and was so disappointed
after waiting so long for a
new Sookie book( I actually
had and read the first 8 books
back to back).It felt as
though this book had been
rushed and not edited very
well. Even though it had been
about 6 months since I had
finished the earlier books I
noticed error after error in
the continuity. Usually if it
has been awhile since I read
the last book I am less likely
to notice these errors, but
these were big ones and they
made me stop and question
myself. Now I love Sookie
enough to give the next book a
chance but this next one holds
Sookie's life in its hand.
Re: The Red Pony (11:56am November 2, 2009):
I have read as long as I can
remember, and most of the
required reading for English
sucked. The fact that it was
required also seem to mean it
was dull(IMHO).I recall my
junior English teacher
allowing us to read almost
anything for extra credit as
long as we read the required
stuff and made "good" grades
on those papers. I can
remember reading a lot of
Stephen King and romance in
Re: Shadow of Turning (11:48am November 2, 2009):
I discovered HarperTeen.com
that offers some of their
books free and many the first
few chapters. Michael
Grant,Melissa Marr, & PC Cast
were just a few of the
wonderful YA authors that I
discovered this year.
Re: Final Approach (9:53am November 1, 2009):
I always take it to work and
leave a bowl on my desk and one
on the break room table. It is
gone in just a few days.
Re: The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society (7:36pm October 28, 2009):
For me it was Philippa
"The Other Queen". I loved all
her books on Henry VIII's
wives and was so disappointed
in this book. Will never
assume that every book by a
beloved author will be great.
Re: Dead And Gone (7:30pm October 28, 2009):
I refuse to see a movie that
was from a book that I read
unless it has been years since
I read it. I'm always
disappointed in the movie. I
saw one episode of True Blood
and refused to watch any more.
Like you I had my picture of
Sookie, Eric & Bill in my head
and these actors on True Blood
WERE NOT IT. Maybe in 6 or 10
years after the Sookie books
are done I'll give it a chance
but my imagination has
Hollywood beat all to hell.
There was one book that I
liked the movie better"Cold
Mountain", but the only one.
Re: My Forbidden Desire (7:24pm October 28, 2009):
An interesting problem. As
many werewolf books as I have
read, this has never crossed
my mind.One solution could be
that once she becomes
pregnant, she wouldn't go
through the change. And babies
would not change till they
come of age. The baby sitter
problem could be solved by the
babies( of which there would
be only a few) would be care
for the older females who had
gone through the
change(menopause) would no
longer shift. Problem
Re: Mr. Darcy Vampyre (7:14pm October 28, 2009):
The hairs stood up on my arms
while reading the excerpt. Can't
wait to read the whole book!
Re: The Shortest Distance Between Two Women (7:57pm September 28, 2009):
cool name for website
Re: Highland Rebel (3:47pm September 3, 2009):
I have often felt the way you
mentioned when reading a book
that has really grabbed me-as
if I had fallen into the
pages. I am seeing the cloudy
sky and feel the wind whipping
my hair about my face. At
those times I don't feel that
I am reading a book but living
it. It is a most satisfying
Re: Gordath Wood (7:38am August 24, 2009):
Here, I thought I was the only
one who was a sneak reader. I
carry my current book in my
purse while out doing errands
and anytime I'm waiting, out
it comes. Can't wait to add
these two new authors to my
Re: Tortured (12:04pm August 19, 2009):
I love historical fiction. Can't
wait to add this to my TBR pile
Re: Beloved Vampire (2:29pm August 17, 2009):
I love a series that I can
invest some time in and
revisit characters that I have
previously met. I love
revisiting a world where I
already know the rules(at
least most of the time)and
don't spend half of the book
trying to decide who the bad
guys and the good guys are.
I'd love to give your world a
Re: Trust Me (9:31am August 15, 2009):
I can't imagine the agony of
having a BOOK out there on a
shelf and all this going
through your mind. I took a
creative write class at the
community college and the
nights of waking and realizing
that a particular sentence was
wrong, wrong,wrong- nearly had
me sleepwalking. Oh, and
driving down the road- I know
every other driver thought I
must be losing it as I was
constantly rewriting a
paragraph out loud while
driving. Although the worst
was while mowing the yard. My
neighbor came over to see if
I'd had a stroke or something
as I had mowed around and
around in a circle for an
hour. Jeez, how do you handle
the stress of actually having
a book out there where
thousands-gulp maybe millions
of people are reading it.
Yeah, that bottle looks pretty
good right now.