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134 comments posted.

Re: I've Got You, Babe (2:21pm September 3):

This is my chance to try a new author with a great story to read.

Re: The Amish Christmas Candle (10:18pm September 29, 2017):

Pineapple upside down cake won my husband's heart.

Re: On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service (3:18pm August 9, 2017):

This is such a great series. The covers on these books get
attention from other readers who appreciate books to hold
and read.

Re: Chime and Punishment (2:47pm August 9, 2017):

I must admit that I didn't know of you or your clock
mysteries until a member of my book club brought your name
into discussion. I can hardly wait til I get started
reading your stories, they sound so "chimming".

Re: Beyond The Cherokee Trail (1:04am October 30, 2015):

Hi Lisa, I grew up in NE Ohio with rolling hills, wooded land and lots of old forgotten places. I used to drive to remote areas and then walk and photograph places that were
remnants of it' original days. Every once in awhile, I would meet someone who had knowledge of a place or family that lived there. Wish I was a writer with all those wonderful stories. Thanks for the contest and Happy Halloween.

Re: Once Upon a Heist (5:02pm July 18, 2015):

Fairy tales are exciting when a few moments are taken to realize what is actually happening. I buy a book of fair tales for each grandchild that is born so that they will also have a sense of enjoyment at early ages.

Re: Once And Again (4:48pm July 18, 2015):

I have a small enclosed back patio that houses many houseplants. I can lose myself when I'm fussing with my plants and with the windows open, I can smell fresh cut grass and feel the fresh breezes. I tried reading there, but find my mind wandering instead. Not secret, just private.

Re: Mint Cookie Murder (11:48pm June 30, 2015):

What a delightful cover, it made me smile and want to read it. Sounds delicious.

Re: One Step Too Far (11:59am March 18, 2015):

The title of the book grabbed my attention immediately.
The book cover evoked memories of walking in the rain to find answers within myself. Puzzling and intriguing, this
is my kind of read. Please throw my name in the hat for a chance to win "One Step Too Far" I will be following you.

Re: Forever in My Heart (7:45pm February 24, 2015):

Hello Maria, I look forward to reading your new book and reading a new author in romance genre. You write about some hot topics that add deeper content. Thanks for the opportunity to meet you.

Re: Once Upon a Grind (4:31pm December 7, 2014):

It is Cinderella. She had to do all the housework to make everybody else happy and contented and yet still was able to find time to dance at the ball. Her prince came looking for her and low and behold, there she was drinking coffee and baking cookies. What more could anyone ask for with a happily ever after. Thanks for the recipes and have a wonderful Holiday with you and yours.

Re: Waking Up Joy (12:53pm December 5, 2014):

I was permitted to read my mom's True Romance magazines, which were risqué for the fifties. I was fifteen at the time and felt so grown up reading these short stories, but found a passion in reading adult romance. Romance novels are more steamy in content these days and in description a truer type of reading evolves. I will never give up my enjoyment of reading romance novels. Waking Up Joy sounds really good.

Re: The Miracle Thief (3:33pm April 28, 2014):

Yes, I sure do believe in miracles. My grandson passed away at 24 years of age and he plays with the wind chimes and makes them move erratically when there isn't any wind movement. I also believe in the fates...........if it's meant to be it will be done.

Re: The Paris Time Capsule (3:27pm April 28, 2014):

I found that I have the gift of telling stories to young children.

Re: A Shot of Red (9:54am April 25, 2014):

I won a wonderful trip for two from the Windsor Vineyard, in Sonoma County California. It was The Culinary Institute of America sponsoring a Caribbean Gourmet Cruise. It was a seven day adventure on the Norwegian ship, The Normandy. Everything was fully covered, roundtrip airfare, port charges and car rental. The trip was with a group of eighty other wine enthusiasts and we had our own chef making special meals for us as extras during the cruise. We enjoyed meeting the little old winemaker, she was a tiny gal who brought along many different types of wine to be served at our dinner tables. The cruise ship was also sponsoring a celebrity baseball event. My husband is a baseball follower and we met spent time with a few of the group. I met my #1 favorite player and have my picture with him and his wife. We made many good friends on the trip and really don't think we could top this with any other ideas. I'm still smiling and that was in 1995.

Re: The Girl Who Came Home (3:29pm April 9, 2014):

My heart melted. This is a must read for me and I can hardly wait. Stories from the heart are always the best,
but bittersweet sharing. Thank you Hazel.

Re: Dyed and Gone (2:38pm March 29, 2014):

When I was using bobby pins, they were an everyday staple.
Glad storage bags for the kitchen weren't invented yet, but so many things came in plastic or cellophane bags. No zippers or sealing together, so we used bobby pins to hold down the folded tops like a chip clip does now. Everyone had bobby pins in drawers for easy use. Boy have we advanced with time. I'd love to have the pink rose pins and I would use them in my hair. I love these cozy mysteries and the play on the names are great.

Re: An Accidental Life (3:52pm March 28, 2014):

Pamela, you really chose a topic that can run wild with different emotions. You grabbed my attention and now An
Accidental Life is on my must read list. Kuddo's girl!!

Re: Winter in Full Bloom (3:28pm March 28, 2014):

The book's cover caught my attention, curious and strange.
The story grabbed my desire to read this book. You really have a winner, Anita.

Re: The Splendour Falls (2:37pm January 27, 2014):

Stick me in a Louis L'Amour novel and I would fit in. I had the ability to play in the high country Rocky Mountains when I lived in Denver, Colorado. Wandered around Red Rocks and climbed up to the big hole in the rock that now looks over the ampitheather. Later in life I roamed the deserts of Arizona. I absolutely loved Cochise's Stronghold and felt like I belonged to the land. Yes, I'm a western lover, but love the mystery of life that fill books.

Re: Sadie's Secret (6:24pm January 17, 2014):

Throw my name in the hat to win a copy of your newest book.
The series sounds great.

Re: The Harlot's Tale (3:24pm January 13, 2014):

Sam, You wrote a winner!! Your books caught my attention with the titles. My book club will find lots to talk about with these stories.

Re: The Purchase (5:00pm January 11, 2014):

The Purchase definitely caught my attention. Your research proved to write depth into the pages that make the book a touch more painful and intense. Sounds like a wonderful read.

Re: Songs of Shenandoah (5:34pm January 10, 2014):

I usually take on the main character and live through the story vividly. If the weather is cold in the story, I'm grabbing an afghan to wrap around me and want a hot cup of coffee. That drives my husband wild, as we live in Florida. I have to admit that I have not read the first two books, but if I am lucky enough to win, I will also get the others and read them in the order that was meant to be.

Re: Paws For Murder (3:30pm January 2, 2014):

The Pet boutique Mysteries are purr-fect. I love this cozy idea for your line of writing. Happy New Year Annie!

Re: Wild Violets (2:29pm January 2, 2014):

Trisha, Your book cover caught my attention first, then I read what the story was about. Shock, then sadness, but a story that will hold my attention and worthy enough for my book club friends to read and discuss. It amazes me the strength that people have to endure such bad beginnings.
This is a must read for me.

Re: Freezer I'll Shoot (3:01pm December 28, 2013):

Oh Vicki, I do love your humor. If you lived near me, we would be the best of friends. I'm a happy, bubbly sort of person and I work on the resolutions every year to put a smile on a strangers face. I'm the one, who says hello to people I pass walking into stores, in aisles where we are shopping and strike up conversations while standing in line. I try to touch everyone and leave them with a smile on their face. It's easy, try it!!

Re: Murder on the Orient Espresso (2:49pm December 28, 2013):

I live in Florida and enjoy reading where the story encases our fair state. As for the train, extra points, and coffee, well that is my favorite drink. Your series is one that I must read. Kudos Sandra!!

Re: Restless Spirit (1:35pm December 24, 2013):

Well Sommer, I lived in a small town for twenty three years.
When I left, I really never looked back. Everyone knows everything about everyone. Secrets and snickers were too much for me. I'm a little more private about my life.
Best wishes with your new book. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Re: Tempest's Course (2:38pm December 7, 2013):

Lynette, You caught my attention with the two names that started my daughters reading. I had all of their books and reread them often. The names on the books were great too.
That type of gothic genre really never went out of style, just changed to more sinister ingredients. I really like big novels that follow families and characters from the young to the old. Your book is a must read!!

Re: Legend Of The Highland Dragon (2:27pm December 7, 2013):

I've been there and done that for years. There is little that a secretary doesn't know, she is the eyes and ears of the office. I'm sure the hair on the back of my neck would stand up, but I would keep typing!! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year of good writing.

Re: Everlasting Enchantment (2:22pm December 7, 2013):

It would have to be a hawk. They soar high, have a keen eye and seldom miss their prey. Makes my mind wander about the kind of person that would make. Congrats on your book.

Re: Home for Christmas (4:27pm November 27, 2013):

I make a display tree from branches that I find in the woods. It is decorated with tree ornaments that were given to me as the ugliest ornament they had. Some really old with paper hangers, some weird colors, some scratched and worn, but all given with merriment. My ugly tree gets more attention than the one I decorate with pretty objects.

Re: Otherworld (4:21pm November 27, 2013):

I always wanted to ride a camel. Not just ride one, but to actually race a camel across the desert.

Re: Cinderella Screwed Me Over (5:42pm October 24, 2013):

Little Miss Muffett comes to mind. She not only got her wits scared out of her, she had to leave her seat and lost her "whey". Now, all she has to do is stomp on that stupid spider.

Re: Milkshakes, Mermainds, and Murder (5:06pm October 24, 2013):

I lived in West Palm Beach for many years and many celebs lived in Palm Beach. Was always seeing someone famous and they waved and smiled all the time. My favorite was a funny story. I talked with this person for half an hour because he looked familiar and I thought he was a friend of another friend. We never exchanged names just enjoyed our conversation. When he left, a co worker came over to me and asked how I knew Jeff Gordon so well. He was so sweet and not into celebrity fame. I wonder if I made his day too.

Re: Kissing My Old Life Au Revoir (2:27pm July 22, 2013):

Oh Eliza, I am now a senior gal at the age of seventy.
I have done many things that I wish I could change. Losing track of a few good friends caused by moving away has had me looking for them again now that we would be in our golden age. How great it would be to see how our lives had taken us down different roads. Must have your new books, it would be a wonderful read.

Re: A Method to Madness (2:45pm April 16, 2013):

I absolutely love reading about old time detectives and the gangster era. It's really hard to believe that this was actually happening in our country and was so wide ranged. Makes for a good reading that makes our minds work a little too. Thanks Judith.

Re: Buried In A Bog (12:29pm March 17, 2013):

I've not been to Ireland, but if I did I would find a bed and breakfast inn and take in all the sights. I would be in all the pubs and try their food customs.

Re: The Christie Curse (2:04pm March 3, 2013):

I have not had the chance to work with my daughter, but we were in similar positions and both of us excelled beyond our dreams. Together we would either sink or sail. I prefer to think we would have made a great partnership.
I'm so excited about your new book. I'm such a Christie lover. Kudos ladies!!

Re: Murder Hooks a Mermaid (5:10pm February 17, 2013):

Oh Christy, never stop dreaming and enjoy those side trips that are so like reading a book. With the right description and places to meet other people, you can drop right into a story to be written and envelope oneself. I'm sixty-nine and just applied for my first passport. I may be a bit slower, but the desire and stamina is still there.

Re: Beeline To Trouble (3:20pm January 19, 2013):

These are American Cozies and we have come a long way in our reading. Life is good, full of spice and vinegar. Throw in a bit of murder and mayhem, it makes for an enjoyable read. Keep writing what you feel comfortable with Hannah and we will read it!

Re: The Missing Manuscript Of Jane Austen (2:53pm January 6, 2013):

Well, no wonder Syrie's book is so good. With all the time and research she pours into her work, a great read will emerge. I will take a deeper look at the characters and the story within a story, as I read. Thank you for your appreciation of a word well written.

Re: Love Thy Sister (6:11pm December 11, 2012):

Oh Maria, What a busy life you have lived. Sounds like a book to be written, after all, life is stranger than fiction. Love Thy Sister sounds like a book I would pick up to read without any prompting. I read the covers and buy. You're on the way upward..........go for it with gusto!!! Merry Christmas and a successful New Year.

Re: Wish Upon A Christmas Star (7:26pm December 2, 2012):

We got married on Christmas eve. Once the children were gone, we found that a quiet Christmas is so peaceful and enjoyable. Our children call to wish us the best, but we already have all the blessings we could ask for.

Re: How I Came To Sparkle Again (1:17pm November 29, 2012):

I just loved reading all the comments from your fans. I too grew up in a rural area with no street signs. My father made a wooden sign with our road sign. He took a ladder down to a telephone pole and nailed it up for all to see. It lasted for a good thirty years, a bit weather-beaten, but still readable. A neighbor took the sign down when an offical sign was installed and gave it to my brother. It has it's own lane now between rows of Christmas trees.
Your book sounds like a great read.

Re: Texas Wide Open (12:04pm November 14, 2012):

Whew, this is a must read book. The book's cover is a zigger when you look at it, makes the imagination a bit lusty. I would love to win a copy.

Re: The Snow White Christmas Cookie (1:58pm November 4, 2012):

Can you; hear me laughing David? I absolutely loved your post and now I have a new author to enjoy reading. I love your play on titles with a color theme, takes me back to the old Travis McGee series by John D. McDonald. I like action in the mysteries I read, and you sure do deliver. Drop my name in the hat for your newest book.

Re: Iced Chiffon (1:05pm October 28, 2012):

Oh my Duffy, you created a wonderful cozy with Iced Chiffon!
I love the quaitness of Savannah and The Prissy Fox certainly fits in with all those antique stores. A perfect place for a mystery with snickers and chuckles. I just finished reading Joanne Fluke's book, Cinnamon Roll Murder. Her books all have bakery item names and delicious stories. I really like the play off words to make-up titles. Isn't Simon Baker, the Mentalist yummy too!!

Re: Sultry With A Twist (6:40pm October 19, 2012):

I read a lot of mysteries and off set them with a nice cozy romance book. Yours sounds like what I like. Thank you Mary for the opportunity to win a book of yours.

Re: Allergic To Death (7:02pm August 18, 2012):

Peg, Your books are just the type of mystery that I like to change pace from those hard, brain twisting thrillers. I will be following both of your new series. Murder and food go together so well, but undies????? You may have a new insight on grabbing our attention.

Re: A Brew To A Kill (9:00pm August 7, 2012):

Hi Cleo, I'm new to your Coffeehouse Series, but I'm sure they will be my favorite in no time. I absolutely love the play on words in the titles and it's true that the name on the cover draws a person's interest in picking up that book to buy. I'm sure you already realize that since you have been so successful with your books. So put my name in the sugar bowl and maybe I'll be lucky enough to be scooped up.

Re: The Last Victim (5:26pm August 6, 2012):

When I was a young girl, my father used to tell me to always listen to my body. The five senses, the brain for deduction and the gut for what's right or wrong. That advise has never failed me. Do people really listen to what
makes them tick anymore??? Thank you Karen for another good read.

Re: Four Sisters, All Queens (3:23pm July 14, 2012):

Wow, what a description of these four women and their ability to assist their husbands. Queens most definitely, but not as we picture them to be, they have the heavy hand.
This book was the topic of conversation in my Yoga class today. We look forward to reading it.

Re: The Zen Man (4:08pm April 17, 2012):

Oh Colleen did you pull some memories out. My favorite from my young years was Charlie Chan. Only liked the ones from the early years played by Warner Oland and Sidney Toler. His stories included different family members that wanted to help dad, but number one son, Jimmy, was my favorite. Must include Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry. How many times I have watched Clint Eastwood in his series. They were fantastic. Yes the readers ahead of me named a great group of PI's, and I have seen them all. We were of a great generation to know these programs. Now we have different titles tagged on investigators. The Mentalist's, Patrick Jane, played by Simon Baker and Castle's, Richard Castle, played by Nathon Fillion. WOW. The PI's now are a new breed of entertainment. Love them all.

Re: Sanctuary Cove (2:45pm March 28, 2012):

I also came from a small home town. Life was certainly more simple and people were appreciated. Big city life has it's advantages, but I love going home. I look forward to reading your new book. It's time for new authors with old
values.

Re: Vicki's Key (6:17pm March 27, 2012):

I like the slight lift to their words and the softness of their voice. Just different from what I'm used to and the soft drawl pulls me right in. I like the storyline of your book and would enjoy reading it. I'm sure it will be a big hit!

Re: Sticks and Stones (1:55pm March 21, 2012):

There was group of gals that ate lunch together at work. We all liked to read and we would put our own comments to what was happening in the book. We re-wrote many plots and endings that were so fun. Yep, it would be that group of gals.

Re: Secret Confessions of Lady H ? Book 1 (2:08pm March 14, 2012):

I like serialized books as long as the book is a complete story. I will follow the characters into the next book and see how life is affecting them at that point. Just look at how the Joan Collins series made the big time and readers panted for the next book to materialize. Just keep the series close in between books. I will follow your books with anticipation of the out come.

Re: Sketch a Falling Star (4:42pm March 12, 2012):

I practice self-hypnosis when I want to delve deep into myself. I learned a different language, or when I need dental work and needed a quiet place. Reading for enjoyment isn't one of those places where I lose time, however, I do feel the temperature or fear. I will cover with a heavy afagan when reading about cold snowy times or feel utra hot when down in the tropics. But best of all is when the hair stands on end and my sense of hearing and smelling intensifys. Wierd me. Sharon your books is going to be a wonderful read.

Re: Texas Pride (5:34pm March 8, 2012):

Sorry Leigh, romance books are just entertaining and enjoyable to read.

Re: The Legacy Of Eden (4:14pm February 20, 2012):

Oh Nelle, imagination is wonderful and no boundaries allowed. I had an imaginary friend who lived in my mother's
big vanity mirror. She was there for years, helping me through my younger years. I still can look at things and go beyond what one normally sees. Never loose that ability to imagine what lies in other areas. Your book sounds wonderful and I look forward to reading it.

Re: A Fitting End (9:45pm February 10, 2012):

I would like to have a series about my neighborhood ladies.
We walk, talk, eat, drink, and gossip about everything we see. Living on an L shaped street gives us access to watch the walking park that abuts our properties. We never lack for enjoyment and there are many stories to envoke from our adventures. Oh, I hope there's enough pen and paper to write all the tales we could spin.

Re: Far from Here (6:11pm February 4, 2012):

I bake pies. I like to do things the old fashioned way.
My deep dish apple pie is baked in a brown paper bag and not opened until the time is up. It has never failed me.

Re: Sweet Reward (11:31am January 2, 2012):

sorry Christy, didn't proof my comment.

Good writing Christy is what I wanted to say.

Happy New Year.

Re: Sweet Reward (11:29am January 2, 2012):

I find that most people have flaws that help them to be their own character. I don't like dwelling on them, but it shows how they use those flaws to overcome problems. The story sometimes depends on those flaws to create interest and I can see where you draw on strength and weakness. Good wtiting Christy.

Re: A Promise Of Safekeeping (9:50pm January 1, 2012):

Happy New Year Lisa. I have a funky sort of collection, it's old fold-out road maps of the states. When I get a duplicate map, I use them for wrapping paper with a little toy car attached to the bow. I think my brother likes the paper and car more than my gift-----hummm.

Re: Mozart's Last Aria (3:40pm December 27, 2011):

Mozart was a brilliant composer and I love listening to his music. What a shame that death was so early for him. I'm looking forward to reading the book that put's Mozart in a different light. Happy New Year Matt and a very successful year.

Re: Mistletoe and Margaritas (2:33pm December 10, 2011):

Hi Shannon, I live in central Florida and this is where I plan to stay. Yes, the summers do get hot, but in October the weather does change and fall sets in. Our winters are mild and the tees and shorts are only for the snowbirds. There is no snow and for the few days that it really gets cold, I can tolerate it, it kills the outside bugs. Florida
has such different areas, but this is where I love living.

Re: The Storm That Is Sterling (3:23pm November 23, 2011):

After so many years of great movies and books, I still maintain that Dr.Zhivago is my favorite. Yuri and Lara were
victims of the time and it broke my heart watching the movie.

Re: Falling Together (1:36pm November 18, 2011):

From The Bones Out

Re: Liver Let Die (2:03pm November 5, 2011):

What is a name? It is what identifies us as an individual and helps build our character. I was given my mother's and my grandmother's name as first and middle. As I got into my teens, I started to write the names together as one and that is who I am. I love my name and respond quickly when it is used. I will never forget, from this day forward, that the three little piggies are now Joe, Fred and Sammy.
An absolutely precious story.

Re: Darn Good Cowboy Christmas (3:43pm November 4, 2011):

Oh Dear Santa, Make this wish come true------
Please have your magic elves decorate my house for Christmas this year. I'll bake the cookies and even share.
My blessings have been good this year, I'm just getting a
bit tired and could use extra help.

Re: Utterly Charming (12:50pm October 19, 2011):

Kristine, I like that you got on the band wagon and starting writing a little twist to your stories. As much as
I love fairy tailes, I lean towards Jack and the Bean Stalk as one of my favorites. I can't even begin to imagine what you would do with that one. Thank you.

Re: Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star (6:00pm September 21, 2011):

What can I say, this book is singing at me to read it!!!
Anyone with a beat in their soul will be mesmorized page by
page. Good job Heather.

Re: To Sketch A Thief (2:54pm September 17, 2011):

sorry about my misspelled words, forgot to hit spellcheck
syllable appropriately

Re: To Sketch A Thief (2:50pm September 17, 2011):

I found that one sylable names are easy for pets to recognize. Two takes a little longer. I find that in my reading, if names are strange or extremely long, I just shorten them myself and breeze along. Most pets are named appropately to their own nature and looks, but sometimes you just have to ask yourself, what were they thinking about with that name.

Re: Out in Blue (4:06pm September 13, 2011):

Angel Kisses. When ever I felt a stirring that touched my skin and was unexplainable, I referred to that as Angel Kisses. I've always believed in Angels and their guidance, why not love and caresses.

Re: Serendipity (4:03pm September 1, 2011):

A mix of all three are what attracts me the most. Those bad boys are fun but fleeting, and Mr nice is sometimes to soft and gets walked all over. Yep, the Gamma is the winner. Honestly Carly, your books are super no matter how you portray the characters. They just add their own flavor.

Re: Diaries Of An Urban Panther (3:59pm August 31, 2011):

Yup, running is a bad idea and they say to never look back something may be gaining on you. I hope I would stand my ground and face the creature. Staring hard at the predator can intimidate and cause it to turn away. However, there would be a big puddle of pee at my feet.

Re: Red's Hot Cowboy (6:05pm August 24, 2011):

WOW, Carolyn, those red boots grab the attention!!
I pick up books by the cover and then read what the story is about. Would reach for this one fast. I love those cowboy stories and this one sounds yummy!!!

Re: Lucky Girl (9:40pm August 23, 2011):

It was the summer that I turned 14. I dressed in a full skirt with lots of crinlins underneath to make it full for a dance we were going to. He was so nervous that I discovered when I got home that he tied knots it the bottom of my skirt and I didn't even know it. Things got better when I turned 15!

Re: Fall From Pride (1:14pm August 20, 2011):

Karen, I grew up in Starke County, Ohio. When I got married my mother and I went to the Amish community near us and talked with a woman about making my wedding cake. It was three layers with an extra side cake to freeze. It was made with farm fresh eggs and milk. It was beyond my hopes and dreams in beauty and the taste. I found out after the fact, that when she delivered the cake to the reception hall, it was in cake pans and she actually decorated right there. Cost $27.00 and she was apologetic for having to charge so much. Their farm was family maintained and the kids did all the small farm chores happily and proudly.
I wish you success in your books.

Re: The Orphan Sister (9:59pm August 17, 2011):

I'm a volunteer member in our community library. They manage to keep me busy and being surrounded by books is such a joy. I can read anything I want to!!

Re: Midnight Fear (2:09pm August 7, 2011):

Hi Leslie, I started your Chasing Evil Trilogy with Midnight Caller and was hooked quickly. Can't wait to read
Midnight Fear. Get that third one out there for us avid readers. Kudos girl on a job well done!!

Re: Lie for Me (4:03pm August 2, 2011):

As a kid I could never figure out who told on me when I told a lie. Years later, my mother told me that I, myself,
told her about the lie. My face gave me away. Now, I never tell a lie, but will refrain from commenting instead. In the end, I have to live with myself and my integrity

Re: The Full Moon Bride (8:50pm August 1, 2011):

The brides of India has been featured in many stories the past few years and not all are pleasant to read about. Most are written by journalist. I would love to read your novel and get your true personal input into this story. The cover
of your book is lovely and has a quiet aura. Much success to you Shobhan.

Re: A Spark of Death (10:56pm July 15, 2011):

This is my kind of reading. A good plot, lots of characters,
and easy reading. I don't think every book needs to be deep and hard to read. The cover caught my attention and pulled me right in when I read the excerpt. A sucessful writing career with your new series.

Re: The Crepe Makers' Bond (4:33pm July 13, 2011):

As a kid, I was into everything and had to know all that was happening. As an adult, I smiled a lot and listen to what people had to say. I've become smarter than most by only imparting my wisdom when deemed necessary. I like my self confidence and I'm quick to stand by my friends. I've been told that I'm a strong person. Hummmmm.

Re: Loved By A Warrior (2:43pm July 6, 2011):

Well Donna, there are some who believe in Voodoo. They tie together small bones and chicken feet into little bundles, then leave at the front door of their nemesis. Sounds like a way to get rid of the left over from a good chicken dinner. Fear can be created easily if the mind is guilty.
I'll be reading your book to see how you deal with curses, myths and legends.

Re: Fallen (5:07pm June 29, 2011):

Oh Karen, Your book made the hair stand up on the back of my neck and cold shivers down my back!!! What a book. Put my name in the hat for a draw on this one. Wonderful.

Re: Missing Persons (3:16pm June 25, 2011):

I seem to have an uncanny sense of getting away from people who are eerie and strange. Wish I could have had that feeling with my ex-husband!! Makes for a good read, especially at night in bed when you can pull up the covers and feel safe. This is a book I would enjoy reading, drop my name in the hat Clare.

Re: City Of Promise (5:06pm June 23, 2011):

I just reached out and pulled three books off the pile of recently read and need to be shelved novels. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain will give you a different insight to Hemmingway that will stay embedded with wonder. The Moment
by Douglas Kennedy will take you far away into hard and difficult times and then back to the present. It will leave you sad and haunted for awhile to sort out what you just read. And then the third, Whiter Than Snow by Sandra Dallas. A shocking mishap that tore a town apart. All excellent reads that aren't quite the era you like, but worth reading. All three will be part of my library and for
borrowing only.

Re: Under a Desert Sky (4:04pm June 18, 2011):

Under the Desert Sky sounds wonderful and I hope that I'm the lucky winner. HEA just means that you are contented and satisfied with yourself. Your life takes many changes and not all are what we wanted or expected.

Re: Louisa And The Missing Heiress (8:36pm June 15, 2011):

I often wonder when reading a biography about a famous person, if they would have taken the different road in their life, what would have happened. I never thought about
any literary characters coming to life between the pages.

Re: Money Shot (2:58pm June 10, 2011):

Wow, this book has a lot going on, great vicinity, wonderful
dialogue, interesting characters and a read that will make me smile, laugh and enjoy. Just what I need to break up these hot Florida days.

Re: Forced to Kill (5:26pm June 4, 2011):

Andrew, This sounds like a pretty powerful story and it needs close attention. That's why I like to listen in my car to audio books, no interruptions. We really do live in
a scary world right now.

Re: It Happened On Maple Street (3:10pm May 19, 2011):

Wow Tara, you hit on some hard topics. Why does a person put up with being abused? Why did they not scream their anger at being mistreated to the police, family, friends and anyone else who could help. Why the low self esteem that comes with abuse and fear to leave it? You put it all together in this book and it will help many. Thank you.

Re: Ashes Of The Earth (3:46pm May 17, 2011):

Just the thought of living in a post apocalyptic time scares me. With present times being so machine dependant, would we be able to survive without knowing simple basics.

Re: Wickedly Charming (4:00pm May 16, 2011):

I read mystery/suspense/thrillers, but have not ventured into SF/romance. Since I like to off set some of that heavy reading with lighter stories to clear the brain cells, I choose your writing to fill that spot. Kudos to sticking to your guns, Kristine.

Re: Grimoire (4:10pm May 15, 2011):

Oh yes, the secondary characters of a story are truely the backbone of the skeleton. Absoultely necessary to the main character. They create the aura that makes a good story.

Re: Love Drunk Cowboy (2:07pm May 4, 2011):

Yesterday my husband and I went to breakfast at the Waffle House. A young couple came in, he with ranch clothes including spurs on his books. She had jeans and tee shirt, but her ruby red boots were marvelous. They were so young and caring of each other that we loved watching them. Your book cover defineately brought a smile. Know the story will be good too.

Re: Heart of Deception (5:19pm April 29, 2011):

I love hats and used to wear one to church when I was younger. Now I seldom see anyone with a hat unless they are a big city in the North. Florida is too care free.
But you should see my outside in the sun hats !!!!

Re: The Alchemy of Desire (6:29pm April 25, 2011):

The strong silent type of guy that watches and knows what has to be done. Leaves a lot of room for good stories.

Re: A Marriage of Inconvenience (3:44pm April 16, 2011):

Yes Susanna, I am a control freak to a point. I know when to cool my jets and sit back and listen. I think Scarlet O'Hara was a control freak, she just knew how to use the men and women to her advantage. Shrewd and coy at the same time.

Re: Drip Dead (8:31pm April 14, 2011):

Oh Christy, It takes a brave soul to venture back down the halls of middle school. The minds of the younger people are
so much more advanced than when I was there. You did a wonderfuf explaination of writing, etc. Just being honest and telling it like it really is did you proud. They will remember you in many years to come.

Re: A Song For My Mother (3:48pm April 9, 2011):

I started to read my mothers true romance magazines until my mother took me to the pulic library. I buried myself into books, children's section then to adult novels. My moto is to everyone----read, read, read. If someone can take the time to put their thoughts on paper, we should make an effort to read what they have to say. A Song For My Mother sounds great.

Re: Snowball in Hell (2:55pm April 7, 2011):

Just keep writing Josh. Your keen view of old time drama and modern day life makes for a good story. I like reading about areas that I'm familar with lots of detail. Pulls me in every time.

Re: Haunting Desire (5:31pm April 6, 2011):

I always loved the myths of the Irish Giants. The stories were told by family relatives for as long as I can remember.
The computer tales were even better. The Celtic Legends that are in this book sound great.

Re: Hummingbird Lake (3:22pm March 22, 2011):

I'm looking forward to reading your books Emily. Congratulations on a job well done!!

Re: Angel Sister (2:55pm March 18, 2011):

Ann, I have not read any of your books, but that is about to change. A flood of memories came flying at me when I read your narrative. Thank you.

Re: So Close The Hand Of Death (5:52pm March 15, 2011):

There is nothing like a story that has continuing characters. We accept all their flaws that we wouldn't
in our personal friends. I can get lost in a book that keeps me as part of the story.(a hot day in July and I'm reading about frigid cold, I will pull on an afghan to warm)
I think your books are in that realm. I look forward to reading them.

Re: Staying At Daisy's (4:55pm March 7, 2011):

Hi Jill, I'm so delighted to meet you, even if it is in blog. I love that you decided to write about an area that you know. It shows in a book and makes the story more appealing. The doxie is a nice touch and gives a story warmth. You just got a new reader and fan. Thank you for the contest---an extra nice touch.

Re: His, Unexpectedly (4:06pm February 25, 2011):

My hubby and I take one long road trip about every five years. We travel coast to coast and up and down over a month's time. We take CD's to listen to, but have never used them as we find so much to enjoy while cruising the roads. I have my camera in hand and we stop often. The price of gas may influence our wanderings this year. One of my favorite movies was Hope Floats with humorous traveling.

Re: Storm Of Reckoning (1:53pm February 19, 2011):

Oh Doranna, you pulled this old gal into a new world of reading. I'm a suspense/mystery buff, but this genre of ghosts and demons offers all that and more. Love the southwest theme as the legends and lore are abundant.

Re: Beneath The Night Tree (4:12pm February 18, 2011):

My second husband waited for me to grow up and turn around to see him there. I wanted to experience everything that I thought was fun, exciting and a bit dangerous and really needed that stable rock in my life. I did turn around and we dated, lived together and married. I'm not sure when I fell in love with him, but with all that loving care it was easy. Those wild 60's sure were hectic and rewarding.

Re: RiverTime (5:10pm February 16, 2011):

I only started to read romance books in the past couple of years. I was mystery all the way. Well, in real life there is a bit of mystery, love, comedy history and the list goes on. I find that I now read one romance to every mystery novel and enjoy the change. I find the humor in a romance novel is endearing to the story and true to real life.

Re: Dangerous Secrets (4:18pm February 11, 2011):

I'm a strong willed woman and my second husband realized that very quickly. He became my rock in life as I would sometimes want to venture too far. I think that Adam and Izzy's story will have some great trials and turbulence which will lend to being a good read. Every marriage has it's problems and compromise is our key word.

Re: Deadly Ties (1:37pm February 7, 2011):

Does anyone really know what goes on behind closed doors?
Do we really know the difference between good and evil?
Do we really want to know? Something to ponder when found in a good read.

Re: The Mysterious Lady Law (2:48pm February 4, 2011):

I really enjoy a good suspenseful mystery. I want a good read and find that men and women authors have a good sense of drawing in the reader with the story line which is the main object. I enjoy Joseph Finders books which offer a different type of suspense. When I need to get away from the mystery mode, I tend to draw on a modern romance or classic to even my reading genre.

Re: The Werewolf Upstairs (2:29pm January 28, 2011):

To Sue Farrell,
Reading fiction is a wonderful way to slip into another level and place yourself into the story. You can be anyone
and do anything. The mind is a wonderful tool, and yes, the authors have great stories to take you away for awhile.
Keep reading and sooner than later everything will find it's balance.

Re: At Hidden Falls (4:19pm January 25, 2011):

I love seeing the different comments about people's reading habits and favorite authors as time advances. I read all the Phyllis Whitney books and got my daughters interested in her young adult books. I miss her style of writing, but then along came a new generation of free thinkers, and good reads.

Re: Deadly Heat (1:50pm January 22, 2011):

I tend to read suspense and physiological thrillers. I blend in a light romance novel that has a few belly laughs
to off set the morbid. I also read one best seller, fiction only) to keep up on current novels.

Re: Yours For The Taking (6:52pm January 19, 2011):

Robin, this is so easy. Since I'm retired my work is now my husband and home. I would lounge in the sun room with my current read, fresh coffee and danish, while my husband lay napping close by. Just to top it all off, could I have a cleaning service doing my inside work? Oh yeah !!!

Re: The Viking's Captive (5:20pm December 19, 2010):

Hi Sandra, I find that Christmas is a wonderful time to reflect on ones life. The ornaments that were purchased that hold good memories, that special recipe that was given at a family dinner and the holiday cards that still keep coming letting us know that all is well. I have one little tradition that I keep for myself. I re-read David Balducci's The Christmas Train every year. It is getting a little tattered for much use, but I will never give up this book.

Re: Murder In Plain Sight (1:14pm December 18, 2010):

I grew up in Ohio near Amish settlements. They have such a quiet simple life that one could envy in this day of wants and desires. I can't imagine how this book would play out and look forward to reading it.

Re: Precious and Fragile Things (11:01pm December 17, 2010):

I've got goosebumps after reading the excerpt of your book.
It is a story that should be read slowly and thought about.
This will be on my list of reading.
Merry Christmas Megan to you and yours.

Re: Highland Hellcat (4:16pm October 16, 2010):

My husband and I got to know each other over "coffee dates". Forty-five years later, we still love our coffee. French Roast is a stronger brew that we like and an occassional Irish Coffee for special dinners.

Re: Desperate Deeds (12:24pm September 8, 2010):

They say you are never to old to learn and I would have to say that is correct. I read only mystery novels until my daughter gave me a bag full of romantic suspense. I couldn't believe what I was missing.

Re: The Scarlet Lion (6:30pm March 11, 2010):

I always have soft music playing while I read. It just sets the mood to pass a few delicious reading hours.

Re: Final Approach (2:22pm October 30, 2009):

I have a candy drawer in my kitchen. Everything from bars to suckers from the bank go in that drawer. Everybody that comes to visit heads for that drawer and even the less favorable candy disappears.
Rosemary Simm

Re: The Treasures Of Venice (2:44pm August 27, 2009):

Cindy, I am so happy for you. Those are events that are hard to discribe to others as they are so personal. You did a good job relating the story to us. I come from a strange family, we don't seem to follow much of the traditional events. My husband and I like to celebrate the changing of the seasons. Living is Florida, that is vague at times. We buy a large jigsaw puzzle with a picture of the season we are celebrating and after we assemble it, we turn it over and sign our names, date,city,state and e-mail screen name, with a magic marker. Then we donate the puzzle to thrift shops. It always tickles us when we get a message from someone who saw the writing and contacts us. I have to find a fall puzzle soon.

Re: The Plight Of The Darcy Brothers (5:30pm July 24, 2009):

Marsha, I have not read your first book, but I think that it would be an asset to follow the family escapades to the max. I love books that continue the story to the next generations.

Re: Love At First Flight (9:45pm July 3, 2009):

Marie, you have such a wonderful imagination. You will have a very successful future in writing. Love what you sampled in "Love At First Flight.

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