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He must guard her—but can he guard his heart?
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Re: Wicked Cowboy Wolf (5:46pm January 31, 2020):

When I get to see them navigate between their two worlds is what I like most.

Re: A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas (5:50pm September 30, 2018):

I have not had any situations like that.

Re: The Amish Christmas Candle (10:15pm September 30, 2017):

I'm guessing something with strawberries would be a good choice.

Re: Elliott Redeemed (8:31pm August 31, 2017):

I love the books in Lauren Dane's Hurley Boys Series.

Re: Jordan Reclaimed (8:26pm February 28, 2017):

One of my favorites is the Montana Creeds Series by Linda Lael Miller. This is one of the first series that introduced me to one of my favorite genres.

Re: A Family Under the Christmas Tree (5:27pm October 31, 2016):

It was so much fun when we were able to get the family together and all of the good cooks brought over their signature dishes and every dish tasted good.

Re: Almost Like Being in Love (6:58pm June 30, 2016):

The best romantic moments can happen anywhere and that is what makes it a joy to read the different settings of books.

Re: Miss Darcy's New Companion (6:55pm June 30, 2016):

It's a nice change to see these covers because they are different from books that are based in modern times. I am not even going to try to pick a favorite Jane Austen book, but will say that I love what I have read.

Re: Soul's Prisoner (6:49pm June 30, 2016):

The suspense genre is a love of mine because it keeps me on the edge of my seat while I'm reading. The entire time I am trying to figure out exactly who did what and what is going to happen next.

Re: I Dream of Dragons (6:30pm April 26, 2016):

I go outside with the neighbors and we talk about things that are going on and how we have to adapt to not having power.

Re: Best Friends with Benefits (5:37pm March 26, 2016):

I haven't been to my high school reunion. I don't think I'll be going to any future ones because I keep in touch with my close friends and we have our own events.

Re: Cowboy Resurrection (5:32pm March 26, 2016):

I'm more of a country girl at heart. The city is nice to visit, but I prefer more space.

Re: The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook (9:55pm March 31, 2015):

That would be every dessert :) It doesn't matter, we love dessert.

Re: Beyond Limits (4:34pm January 29, 2015):

I wonder what your feelings are about how news is reported today and the differences from when you were reporting.

Re: Stirring The Plot (1:29pm September 30, 2014):

Having a Halloween theme is the perfect setting and gets me in the mood for a good mystery. And the food helps, too :) Great combination all the way around.

Re: Reforming the Rock Star (1:25pm September 30, 2014):

The thought to make a change like that comes around quite a bit. Mainly it has to do with me getting out of the way and letting things happen naturally. Also, there are some areas of study that I want to venture into, but haven't done so. The training is a big one that I really want to try.

Re: Once a Rake (9:53pm October 30, 2013):

The characters are larger than life and the drama is heightened. It's a nice romantic adventure with loads of drama that I love best.

Re: Severed Trust (3:06pm September 22, 2013):

This is new to me and the information from this post has opened my eyes to something new to read.

Re: Dark Road Home (3:03pm September 22, 2013):

That is one of the things that I love about reading historical romances. It makes me want to go and look up facts about the era that I'm reading about.

Re: Gideon's Call (3:00pm September 22, 2013):

Yes, I am and my collection is growing. The good news is there is always a book around when I want to read any particular genre.

Re: A Brew to a Kill (10:34pm August 6, 2013):

I love the blend of the characters and how everything works so well together. And the food is a big plus, too.

Re: Just A Cowboy And His Baby (5:15pm December 14, 2012):

I like a bit of conflict in the story to learn more about what makes the characters tick, but too much can take away from the story and get in the way.

Re: Christmas Confidential (2:50pm November 30, 2012):

About the only thing that hasn't changed is the way we listen to the music. It is played nonstop from Christmas Eve to the day after Christmas. Love it

Re: How I Came To Sparkle Again (2:49pm November 30, 2012):

All signs are confusing to me :) But I've seen quite a few that would send me in the wrong direction if I didn't already know where I was going. Then there are some that are pretty straight forward and easy to read.

Re: Double Time (2:46pm November 30, 2012):

I love all types of music and don't have a favorite genre. I listen to it according to what I'm in the mood for. Guitars play a roll in a lot of the music I listen to.

Re: Christmas On Mimosa Lane (7:43pm November 8, 2012):

Tinker Bell
It's a combination of listening to Christmas songs, decorating the tree, waiting to open presents and eating dessert. Every activity leading up to the day is a celebration and always an event.

Re: The Bull Rider's Brother (12:25pm August 12, 2012):

Sounds like you're on a fun adventure. Enjoy yourself as you learn what compliments you best and continue to have fun.

Re: A Brew To A Kill (11:36am August 7, 2012):

Your recipes have helped me put together quite a few meals. Thanks for that and the characters that are fun to follow.

Re: Big Sky Country (3:00pm June 1, 2012):

I love how just when I think I can say one character is my favorite I'll read another one Linda has written and have to end up saying I love them all :)
Big Sky Country is sitting on my table right now.

Re: Seeker Of Shadows (9:33pm May 30, 2012):

Well, I've been disappointed by quite a few books and the thing they all had in common was they went way out there and some of the events were just too far gone.
The things that make me love a book are the play on emotions and interesting characters.

Re: Homefront Hero (10:06pm April 25, 2012):

The reluctant hero is my favorite because it makes him that much more a hero because he does what needs to be done.

Re: Chosen By Fate (3:22pm October 9, 2011):

I think it's pretty much all about labels because we are reading and watching things that we don't really think of as romance, science-fiction, etc. It's when the categories come into play confusion begins for some.

Re: Murder By Mocha (9:56pm September 20, 2011):

If I want a snack I'll eat it. My favorites are all desserts. The healthiest snacks for me are fresh fruit and yogurt.

Re: Ward Against Death (10:47pm August 27, 2011):

My dream job would be to get paid for reading books at home.

Re: Burning Skies (7:48pm June 24, 2011):

The best part would be using them to fly.

Re: Under a Desert Sky (5:50pm June 18, 2011):

In books happily-ever-after means the hero and heroine finally admit that they want to be together and are now going to work on being together.

Re: Virgin (6:03pm June 16, 2011):

These characters work play well off of each others personalities and love the humor.

Re: Louisa And The Missing Heiress (7:14pm June 15, 2011):

I've at times wondered what the characters would be up to if there where more books with the characters. Haven't thought of them outside of the pages.

Re: Hard Bitten (4:37pm June 14, 2011):

I'm always in the library and find many new books just by browsing. There's always something happening there and that's where I find about about community information, too.

Re: Blood Of The Wicked (8:55pm June 13, 2011):

I believe that there are some areas of the paranormal world that are real. I've seen enough reports to make me agree with some of them.

Re: When Tony Met Adam (5:40pm June 12, 2011):

This sounds like an exciting process and filled with some fun and learning along the way.

Re: Heart of the Highland Wolf (4:30pm June 8, 2011):

Both are great on their own so it has to be just as great when the two are combined into one.

Re: Jump (12:12pm May 28, 2011):

You certainly explained everything well enough to get me to put Jump on my to-read list. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Re: Awaken The Highland Warrior (4:31pm May 18, 2011):

I think it's a combination of all of the above, but mostly imagination.

Re: Grimoire (3:17pm May 15, 2011):

There have been quite a few times when I've felt that the secondary characters are more interesting than the leads. I guess that's because they are only in the stories for a short amount of time and they really add to the flow of the story.

Re: A Family Affair (10:42pm May 6, 2011):

Some of the things that represent family are love, trust, guidance, and adventure.

Re: Love Drunk Cowboy (7:42pm May 4, 2011):

Send the plane ticket and I'm there :)

Re: The Legend Of Michael (11:46pm May 2, 2011):

He has to have a goal and let the reader find out how he handles the journey.

Re: Bastian (8:34pm May 1, 2011):

Haven't had the friends to lovers situation, but I can relate to the latter. It wasn't anything serious and all of us still have good relationships with each other.

Re: Total Abandon (9:38pm April 30, 2011):

Print is still my number one choice, but I love to find new authors and genres with ebooks. There is so much to choose from and this has introduced me to books that I might not have tried otherwise.

Re: The Alchemy of Desire (5:26pm April 25, 2011):

Either one. It all depends on the story and how the characters grow as the story moves along.

Re: Hidden Embers (4:01pm April 22, 2011):

It's a toss up between autumn and spring. This is because of the temperatures that aren't too harsh and there are plenty of activities to enjoy.

Re: A Marriage of Inconvenience (4:01pm April 16, 2011):

I'm a bit of a control freak :) The first fictional character that comes to mind is Monk.

Re: Cowboy Fever (5:36pm April 13, 2011):

My favorite characters are always strong, have a sense of humor,smart, and are always discovering something. Great qualities to have.

Re: Snowball in Hell (6:09pm April 7, 2011):

I'm a fan of historical fiction, but that wasn't always the case. The stories and characters didn't make me want to know what was going to happen next.
That changed when I gave the genre another try. I was instantly drawn into the story and would not put the book down until I was finished.
I'm sure if people find stories that are written well, they will enjoy the genre, too.

Re: The Shadow Guard (2:07am April 5, 2011):

Cord McKay from Cowgirl Up And Ride would be one of many.

Re: Rock Hard (9:17pm April 4, 2011):

Those lust/hate relationships aren't entirely bad at all and make for some good reading, too :)

Re: Play Me (6:13pm March 29, 2011):

It takes away from the story when the character's behavior isn't believable and seems forced.

Re: A Lot Like Love (6:09pm March 24, 2011):

I prefer the instant attraction to the drawn out ones. Any type of dessert is good with a book.

Re: Laird of Darkness (6:03pm March 23, 2011):

It's always nice to get a different take on traditional characters and see them out of their elements.

Re: Tyler (4:58pm March 17, 2011):

It's nice that you've decide to pay tribute to your ancestors by using their names as characters. That is a great way to honor them and teach at the same time.

Re: So Close The Hand Of Death (6:21pm March 15, 2011):

I don't know what I'd do unless I were in that situation at that particular time.

Re: Animal Magnetism (3:16pm March 5, 2011):

Love the way you were inspired to write this story. Inspire can be found anywhere.

Re: Wicked Seduction (6:25pm March 2, 2011):

I don't thing this is a case of madness. I'm just glad that it results in great books :)

Re: His, Unexpectedly (8:56pm February 25, 2011):

I don't like to take road trips, but find that they make for good entertainment in books and movies.

Re: Storm Of Reckoning (1:51pm February 19, 2011):

With all that goes into putting a story together, I guess that's one of the reasons I love reading them.

Re: Outcast Mine (4:40pm February 17, 2011):

It was good to get a chance to read how the concept of the story developed. It has been awhile since taking a step out of my comfort zone.

Re: RiverTime (8:34pm February 16, 2011):

Great post. Reading romance is an enjoyable way to spend some time and keep stress levels down.

Re: Breaking the Rules (11:14pm February 12, 2011):

I haven't tried any sexy named drinks and today I had green tea:)

Re: Dangerous Secrets (12:44pm February 11, 2011):

I'm always making choices that change my life in one way or another, but I don't always know that the choices will result in a particular way.

Re: Society's Most Disreputable Gentleman (12:16pm February 9, 2011):

I like reading about bad boys, but don't think that a women can tame them unless they want to be tamed.

Re: The Mysterious Lady Law (6:38pm February 6, 2011):

I read many authors that aren't the same gender as myself. I haven't read too many books where the author doesn't connect well.

Re: Everyone Loves A Hero (6:20pm February 2, 2011):

I think it's a natural human reaction to want to be heroic when put in a certain situation. But there is just no telling until your in that moment of what you will do.

Re: Immortal Champion (9:18pm January 27, 2011):

Romance novels are a great way to fill time and escape into what is going on in the book you're reading. It's great entertainment.

Re: At Hidden Falls (5:19pm January 25, 2011):

I can't remember the first books that introduced me to reading, but romance novels are what increased my reading time. My favorites are contemporary,but there really isn't any particular genre that I shy away from.

Re: Deadly Heat (7:05pm January 22, 2011):

I like both the dark and humorous romances. When I need a good laugh I'll grab a book that is going to make me laugh. When I have more time that's when I read the darker stories.

Re: Yours For The Taking (2:24pm January 19, 2011):

My perfect dream workday is the one when I don't have to work :)

Re: Dreams' Dark Kiss (6:57pm January 18, 2011):

I don't really like to think about actors portraying fictional characters from my favorite books. I usually don't like the movies.

Re: The Fire In Ember (6:33pm January 10, 2011):

It took me quite some time to get into historical romances. Now they are up there on my list of genres that are a favorite to read. I haven't read too many with a princess theme though.

Re: Mercy Kill (6:14pm January 9, 2011):

Reading about the darker side is a way to satisfy my need to question things and get answers. Not really empower, but it helps me visualize the story and is kind of another take on stories that I read about in the news.

Re: Real Vampires Have More To Love (4:53pm January 4, 2011):

I'd eternally play the field. He isn't living forever,too? So I'd automatically have multiply men.

Re: Against The Wind (5:35pm January 3, 2011):

Trilogies are a good way to find out more about the characters and delve into the story. It's an easier way to learn more.

Re: Cowboys Never Cry (11:28am December 29, 2010):

I believe that we are inspired by events and people in our lives or what is seen or read in the news. Something may jump out at you and it can be used in your art.

Re: Red Ink (2:56pm December 28, 2010):

This is great advice. Especially now that so many of us are thinking about the new year and setting new goals.

Re: Haunted Honeymoon (5:45pm December 27, 2010):

I usually go for a good romantic suspense or a mystery novel to keep my mind off of the weather.

Re: Pay Up (6:04pm December 23, 2010):

I like the heroine who is able to discover something about herself and work through whatever she is up against.

Re: Murder In Plain Sight (3:18pm December 18, 2010):

I think the appeal has to do with people wanting to know more about different communities. Murder In Plain Sight sounds like a fascinating story.

Re: Precious and Fragile Things (6:44pm December 17, 2010):

This book poses some interesting questions and has catch my interest.

Re: Wolf Fever (4:43pm December 15, 2010):

This is perfect timing for your new release. With this being flu season it adds another layer to the story and helps to connect the reader to the story.

Re: Icecapade (6:09pm December 13, 2010):

I think love and mystery work well together because both deal with discovery and all senses are in tune.

Re: Unguarded (1:03pm December 11, 2010):

This year I discovered the work of Karen Kelley and that lead me to find out more about another genre.

Re: Second Chances (5:17pm November 30, 2010):

I love second chance at romance stories. As a reader I get to find out more about the characters and see them grow.

Re: Holiday Sparks (6:22pm November 24, 2010):

They're a great form of entertainment that can be taken anywhere and enjoyed. The stories are funny, emotional, filled with suspense and I love reading them.

Re: Dating Mr. December (6:00pm November 23, 2010):

It's those funny moments that inspire me in whatever it is that I'm doing. Those are some of the best times to have.

Re: Her Kind of Hero (5:58pm November 23, 2010):

So far, I have never been tempted to change a friend into another relationship, but it sure does make for great stories.

Re: Honky Tonk Christmas (3:00pm November 19, 2010):

I'm thankful for my health and having great people in my life. I don't have a specific song, if it's good I love it.

Re: Casting About (4:13pm November 8, 2010):

I go for fiction because it's more interesting and I will search out facts and topics on my own.

Re: The Devil She Knows (12:40pm November 7, 2010):

All of our special moments have been spent at home or another family members home. I remember the dessert and side dishes as being my favorite at every single event.

Re: The Snow Globe (2:09pm November 3, 2010):

I've had many of those snow globe moments and hope to have many more to come.
I remember having snow globes growing up, and still love them.

Re: Holiday Affair (6:12pm November 1, 2010):

I take the easy way out and cook food that I've made before and know will be easy to make. That way I get to enjoy everything that's going on around me.

Re: Twilight Hunger (5:42pm October 21, 2010):

I agree that there are more authors out there writing about vampires and we see a lot of genres grow with their popularity, but overtime readers are able to separate a good story from a bad one. I'm glad that you tell your stories as stand alones because that makes it easier for someone to jump into a series.

Re: Pursuit of Justice (12:45pm October 18, 2010):

I usually stay awake when I'm reading to find out who committed the crime or what is going to happen next. Scenes that are in isolated locations add to the suspense,too.

Re: Highland Hellcat (5:41pm October 15, 2010):

I just make sure that there are chips, drinks and pizza. I'll make either cake or cookies.

Re: The Spy Who Saved Christmas (2:39pm October 4, 2010):

I enjoy reading, drawing, painting, watching movies, practicing yoga,and cooking. I want to learn to crotchet, I've tried,but had problems learning. I'm going to try to learn this artform.

Re: When Wicked Craves (6:51pm September 29, 2010):

Crime stories would be the result if my neighborhood were the inspiration.

Re: The Bride's Necklace (9:12pm September 27, 2010):

The necklace trilogy covers instantly make me think of a seductive,sensual story and the brothers make me think sexy and adventurous.

Re: Love Me (1:50pm September 24, 2010):

The hunky guy will always get me to gravitate towards a book. Ebook or paperback it doesn't matter, the same holds true.

Re: Secrets Volume 29 Indulge Your Fantasies (3:45pm September 21, 2010):

I love American Western settings. The way the land is a character in the story and the people with their connection to their particular setting.

Re: Feline Fatale (5:29pm September 16, 2010):

I like to read about pets in books. The authors write them as true characters with personalities and all that goes with that. Linda Lael Miller does this well.

Re: Rebel (6:29pm September 13, 2010):

I haven't read too many paranormal romances with fallen angels. But I do like fallen angels. I like the whole concept about this fallen angel and reading to find out if indeed there is some kind of redemption.

Re: Desperate Deeds (12:47pm September 8, 2010):

It's a surprise that there is a love story that is surrounded by a mystery/suspense. You never really know which way the story is going to turn or if the romance is going to work out and that always keeps you guessing.

Re: One Fine Cowboy (2:40pm September 7, 2010):

Yes, a cowboy is my kind of man. And I'd rather be shown than told how a man feels.

Re: Atlantis Betrayed (4:30pm August 31, 2010):

I watch television shows that make me laugh and read books that have humor in them. Sometimes there are funny mysteries that I read and that seems to help.

Re: Assassin's Heart (12:21pm August 24, 2010):

I haven't had any experience with regression therapy. I believe that our past lives play a part in who we are today.

Re: Seduced by the Wolf (5:48pm August 23, 2010):

I would love to change places with Cassie. And my question for Leidolf is, does he have room for one more?

Re: Nemesis (6:50pm August 22, 2010):

Even though I have a TBR pile, I'm re-reading Linda Lael Miller's Creed Series and the Rough Rider Series by Lorelei James.

Re: Don't Cry (11:51am August 22, 2010):

My TBR pile is large, but no matter how long it takes I always get around to reading everything. My buying habits very. Sometimes I'll get one book and if there is a good sale I will buy more than I can read in one week.
But catching up is fun.

Re: Whisper Kiss (12:26pm August 20, 2010):

I haven't read a dragon themed story. As for what keeps me glued to the pages of a story, that would be well developed characters, a bit of mystery, and a story that keeps up a good pace.

Re: Roast Mortem (10:57am August 14, 2010):

I just went to your website. Why did I do that on an empty stomach? I was already interested in reading this series, but seeing those recipes really has sealed the deal.

Re: Hell, Yeah (9:20am August 11, 2010):

I love character interviews. They give great insight into the story and are plain fun. I'd ask Travis what time he was going to be over at my place.

Re: The Quick and the Thread (9:36pm August 7, 2010):

I haven't been to a book signing, but if I'm at a location when one in taking place I will say hello.

Re: The Smuggler And The Society Bride (11:40am August 4, 2010):

I prefer to follow the couple through the trials of overcoming what holds them apart all the way to their HEA.

Re: Monster in Miniature (1:22pm July 30, 2010):

I volunteer to help with the re-shelving. I simply like a good read. There have been a few times when I've looked all over the store for a particular book and the clerk would pull it off the shelf in a section that I tried to figure out why it was shelved there.

Re: Moonshine (5:34pm July 20, 2010):

I enjoy the supporting characters because they help add a little spice to the story by getting away with things that the leads could not.

Re: Murder in the Abstract (2:21pm July 14, 2010):

Bad boys make for good characters to read about because there is so much to discover about them.

Re: Crush On You (12:09pm July 6, 2010):

Though I've never been in a friends to lovers relationship, they are great to read. It's fun to read along and see how the hero and heroine deal with the makings of a new relationship.

Re: Unchained (1:16pm July 5, 2010):

Sunday dinners are the best. Everyone helps out and we catch up on whats going on.

Re: Rapture Untamed (12:41pm June 29, 2010):

I don't prefer one more than the other because some stories are told just fine with one book. It's an added bonus with a series because I get to revisit characters and find out about new ones. Some of my favorites are Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove Series, Robyn Carr's Virgin River Series, and Diana Palmer's Long Tall Texans Series.

Re: The Master & the Muses (10:56am June 28, 2010):

The hero/heroine should be an everyday person who really doesn't want to be one, but they are. They are loyal and believe in equality.

Re: Hidden Wives (11:11am June 26, 2010):

The Jaguar Prince by Karen Kelley is an excellent paranormal romance. The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen was a good read.

Re: Sworn To Protect (6:06pm June 25, 2010):

All for supporting strong, positive heroines. Look forward to reading Sworn To Protect.

Re: Fatal Affair (10:28am June 24, 2010):

I usually like the guy who is a hero, but isn't full of himself.

Re: The Devil She Knows (2:11pm June 22, 2010):

I really don't have a preference. It depends on the story and his overall background that help to tell why he stays put or travels.

Re: The Lies We Told (1:00pm June 18, 2010):

I watch book trailers and this one is lovely. The music, visuals, and narration work well to set a mood and make me want to read the book.

Re: Dragon Unmasked (2:09pm June 16, 2010):

Work and going to appointments cut down on my reading in a big way. I don't watch much television so that is starting to make up for some of the lost reading.

Re: Royal Captive (12:19pm June 15, 2010):

It seems to be a trend with me. I'll start out with intentions to do one thing and end up doing something different. More times than not, it has been for the better.

Re: Hidden Wives (2:09pm June 12, 2010):

You can never talk too much about cake. I know they got interested in the topic after watching the movie, I just wondered if one sister had to nudge the other one to say yeah let's write about this.

Re: Desire Me (12:33pm June 8, 2010):

The only scavenger hunts that I've done have been online contests. In books and movies the hunts always lend a great deal of suspense and I am looking forward to reading this trilogy.

Re: Night Myst (11:02am June 4, 2010):

I'll read the different genres that authors write. This is how I get introduced to new genres and it leads me to discover new authors.

Re: I Love This Bar (11:16am June 3, 2010):

It looks like I have a new series to read this year. As for your question about Jarod on top of me on the dance floor, I would enjoy it.

Re: Strange Neighbors (3:23pm June 1, 2010):

That sounds like a wonderful support group. It would be pretty hard to flounder when you know that there are others there cheering you on.

Re: Ancient Whispers (1:07pm May 31, 2010):

I had to change jobs and get new training for a new one and I didn't want to go through the whole process of sign-up and evaluation, but I'm glad that I did because I found out that I did not want to train for the trade that I was going to take.

Re: Blown Away (3:48pm May 30, 2010):

Unless I'm in a book club that sends the book out, I will wait until all of the books are done. Two of my favorites are Sandra Brown's Texas Trilogy and Linda Lael Miller's Montana Creeds.

Re: His At Night (12:45pm May 25, 2010):

Reading historical romances has shown the passions of people that I had never read about in books dealing with history. Also, I've learned about clothing and houses.

Re: Sex And The Single Earl (5:11pm May 19, 2010):

I love small town romance stories and the characters that are usually in them. They tell of the surroundings and people so well.

Re: Web Of Lies (10:32am May 17, 2010):

Western romance is one of my favorites because of the way the romance is tied into what is going on the the town and lives of the people.

Re: Haunting Warrior (11:19am May 12, 2010):

I'd want to go to the 1930's and meet some of my family members.

Re: Sex Drive (4:52pm May 10, 2010):

I like it when authors delve into what makes their characters tick. Yes, I have read books where it seemed as though the author was speaking in a secret language that I could not relate to. I'm not big on magazines.

Re: Rumor Has It (11:58am May 6, 2010):

Now you have me wondering about the advertisement and the book. What is Tilly going to get herself into? It has to be a good sign of a great book when such a small excerpt can really get your attention.

Re: Touching Darkness (3:22pm May 5, 2010):

Meeting new interesting, fun people is the best part. The only bad part is the traveling.

Re: In Shelter Cove (12:57pm May 4, 2010):

I like the kind of hero who doesn't want to be called a hero.

Re: His Border Bride (2:13pm May 3, 2010):

I can relate to the posts by Cathy P. and Patsy H. Just when you think you've read a story with your favorite hero in it, you read another book and find another one. I tend to like the hero to have an honorable trait and will stand for what he believes in.

Re: Think Twice (12:00pm May 2, 2010):

I read Danielle Steel's Big Girl.If you like to get into the minds of your characters then you'll like it. I enjoyed Claire Thompson's Texas Surrender and Laura Baumbach's A Bit Of Rough.

Re: The Teaberry Strangler (7:34pm April 25, 2010):

I find new authors from contests, blogs, bookstores and word of mouth. If a book in a series isn't really all that great, I will still check out the series if it's an author I like. If I love a series or author's work I will instantly plan on buying it.

Re: Beautiful People (12:34pm April 21, 2010):

I like physical comedy that you see in many of the classic comedies. As long as it's silly and fun I'll laugh.

Re: Maid for the Millionaire (12:10pm April 20, 2010):

You have such positive energy.Your post really made me think about things. I will be checking out your website after I leave this one.

Re: Silent Truth (11:57am April 19, 2010):

My passion is for holistic practice, cooking, eating, reading, and just fun in general.

Re: The Firefighter's Secret Baby (2:48pm April 16, 2010):

I like to read about heroes because somehow they become more human than the idolize figures we normally see them as.

Re: Shadow Games (5:21pm April 15, 2010):

I used to watch shows like 48 hours and Cold Case Files but,I enjoy reading romantic suspense more. The shows and books capture my attention because I want to know what happens next.

Re: Dead Head (12:23pm April 14, 2010):

I know what type of music my neighbors listen to. The premise of this book sounds fascinating because it is always fun to find out about others through the characters eyes.

Re: On Shadow Beach (11:09am April 6, 2010):

It is a mix of all of the above when I choose a book. I will decide to buy a book before I see the cover if I've read or heard something interesting about the book. On the other hand, if I'm browsing a store a book cover might get my attention. If it's an author I like I will get it based on that.

Re: The Darcy Cousins (2:00pm April 5, 2010):

I'm always amazed at how much goes into a book. Glad I get to read them.

Re: Just Fooling Around (12:52pm April 2, 2010):

The last time I was a part of any April Fool's tricks was when I was a child and I can't even remember what they were.

Re: A Certain Wolfish Charm (12:05pm March 31, 2010):

I love books with happily ever afters where the hero and heroine have overcome the odds to be together.

Re: Aries Rising (1:52pm March 26, 2010):

It's amazing how someone we look at as having an insider's eye had such a time getting published. Your advice was so honest and to the point and I enjoyed it.

Re: On The Steamy Side (1:07pm March 23, 2010):

Linda Lael Miller's McKettricks Of Texas:Tate had the six year old twin daughter and a four year old boy that were strong characters. Sandra Brown and Robyn Carr also have many books with great adolescent characters.

Re: Something About You (12:09pm March 19, 2010):

I think Karen Rose does suspense and humor well. I agree that Hitchcock movies are at the top of the list as far as films go.

Re: The Stolen Crown (12:50pm March 15, 2010):

I don't read many historical novels. If it is an author that I like then I'll buy it.

Re: The You I Never Knew (11:03am March 14, 2010):

I like to read both. When I need a good laugh anything by Janet Evanovich will do it for me. And for any mood Diane Mott Davidson is good.

Re: SEALed with a Ring (11:33am March 5, 2010):

This was such a lovely post and I'd love to read this book.

Re: Lake Magic (3:56pm March 2, 2010):

I enjoyed your blog. It helped me think about things that I want to do and how to go about seeing them through.

Re: Cowboy Trouble (12:27pm February 26, 2010):

I'm glad you tried your hand at writing because Cowboy Trouble sounds like a good book.

Re: Chick with a Charm (2:33pm February 19, 2010):

For me it depends on the pet. That's how I choose.

Re: Accidentally Demonic (5:37pm February 16, 2010):

I wanted to know if there are any plans to turn this series into a film.

Re: Ordinary World (1:18pm February 15, 2010):

Do you think that you'll collaborate with your brother on a project? It would be great to see what you two would come up with if you combined your different styles.

Re: Promise Me Tonight (2:04pm February 12, 2010):

I love this list and pick the man's man, bad boy, and best friend.

Re: Legend Of The White Wolf (4:43pm February 5, 2010):

I answer yes to all of your questions. Those are all traits that an ideal person should have.

Re: Viking in Love (3:22pm February 4, 2010):

If you like sexy,smart books that are character driven there is a writer named Julie James. She has a new book coming out March 2nd called Something About You. She's new to me and I like the pace of her story telling.

Re: Drive Time (9:08am February 1, 2010):

That's just it, I can keep a secret and people tend to want to tell them to me. I find that mainly it is mostly gossip though and don't bother too much with it.

Re: Hasta La Vista, Lola! (2:56pm January 29, 2010):

I really like Diane Mott Davidson's Goldy Schulz series and Janet Evanovich's Plum series along with her Alex Barnaby series.

Re: Forbidden Heat (1:35pm January 27, 2010):

I enjoyed this post and getting insight on how you go about some of your research. I've been reading this genre for about a year and love it.

Re: Hold On Tight (10:15am January 26, 2010):

If I don't know what a word is I look it up to find out what it means and how to pronounce it. Then I go right back to reading. If it is a slang word like using initials instead of spelling it out,I don't bother trying to find out what that is.

Re: Dead Head (1:27pm January 21, 2010):

You were drawn to this dress because you were meant to wear it. The color fits the atmosphere,too.

Re: Getting Lucky (4:42pm January 18, 2010):

I love a series. Getting to know the characters and meeting new ones; it gives one something to look forward to.They are at the top of my list.

Re: The Keepers Of Sulbreth (1:23pm January 15, 2010):

I have experienced all three examples. No matter what I am always surprised whether it is good or bad. It is great when what I have read stays with me and just a downer when it is bad.

Re: Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy (2:44pm January 11, 2010):

With a schedule like that,makes this reader appreciate the book eve more.

Re: Come Hell Or High Water (3:06pm January 6, 2010):

I forgot about the turkey that was cooking and cooked it longer than I meant to, but it turned out to be the best turkey that I've ever cooked.

Re: Fugitive (3:02pm January 6, 2010):

I loved this interview. Great idea.

Re: Dangerous Highlander (3:20pm January 4, 2010):

It kind of takes away a little bit of the joy of the reading process to know that the title and book cover aren't a part of the author's doing.

Re: Paraworld Zero (4:08pm December 21, 2009):

Thanks for putting the website up. I'll check it out.

Re: Gentlemen Prefer Succubi (2:04pm December 18, 2009):

I'm going to go for the Vampire Bark. I like cherries and that was a deciding factor. Thank you so much for the recipes. I will be making both.

Re: The Beautiful Being (4:13pm December 17, 2009):

Reading your post made me remember how as a child I had to practice,study,and learn. Somewhere around the adult stage it seems that those same practices are looked down upon. Maybe learning is a lost art. Thanks for such an insightful post.

Re: Rainwater (7:22pm December 13, 2009):

I don't think that it has to be based on anything prior to the 1900's to be considered a Historical Romance. I think it just makes us feel younger to put distance between now and the time that is discussed in a book targeted as Historical. Truth be told,in History classes some of the topics that are being discussed have happened within the past five years. In the case of Rainwater I think it was called historical because of the topics of race,government,and economics at that time. Yes, the same topics that we are dealing with today. Just goes to show that history does repeat itself sometimes.

Re: Love in Translation (1:44pm December 10, 2009):

I've never traveled outside of the country. I've engrossed myself with other cultures from afar.

Re: Keeper Of The Way (1:41pm December 10, 2009):

I'd pass this along to my neighbor because she loves anything that has to do with Science-fiction

Re: Sounds to Die By (2:40pm December 9, 2009):

I want to give this book to my sister. She is an avid reader of many genres.

Re: My Unfair Lady (5:51pm December 5, 2009):

Thanks so much for sharing these tips with us. I love to get new ways of doing things.

Re: Sex Drive (2:13pm December 2, 2009):

The author of the Virgin River Series name was spelled wrong. It's Robyn Carr.

Re: Sex Drive (2:02pm December 2, 2009):

I have not come across a series that is too long. I love them and can't wait for the next one to come out. Some of my favorites are:Rough Riders Series by Lorelei James;The Montana Creeds by Linda Lael Miller;Texas Trilogy by Sandra Brown;Virgin River Series by Robin Carr;The Stephanie Plumm Series by Janet Evanovich;The Stone Creek Series by Linda Lael Miller;Cedar Cove Series by Debbie Macomber;Sue Grafton's Alphabet Series.

Re: Rainwater (10:42am November 6, 2009):

Even if I've already planned on reading a book, the trailer gives me even more reasons to check it out. The more mysterious the better. I have been introduced to many authors that would have otherwise not been brought to my attention. Book trailers are a form of art that I appreciate.

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