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2322 comments posted.

Re: To Marry a Texas Outlaw (9:41am November 20, 2017):

When an Author gives away a little piece of their life,
as well as the reason behind writing the book, it tends
to make that book all the more special!! I fell in love
with the story line, and can't wait to read your book!!
Congratulations on what I'm sure will be a hit, and your
book will be on my TBR shelf if I don't win it!!

Re: The Right Kind of Reckless (9:32am November 20, 2017):

There is Stephanie Plum and Ranger from the Janet
Evanovich series that I've followed for years, but my
all-time favorite has to be Mary Tolliver and Percy
Warwick from the book Roses by Leila Meacham, which has
to be the best book I've ever read!! It's a long book,
but I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning to
finish it. No other characters come to mind at the
moment, although the question was sort of dropped on us.
I'm looking forward to reading your latest book, since
I've seen it on other sites as well, and tend to
gravitate toward it. I'm sure I'll love it!!
Congratulations on your book!!

Re: Perfect Gravity (8:38am November 20, 2017):

Fall is the time of year when the best tasting apples
come out, so I like to bake -- health permitting!! This
year I came across a recipe for apple cookies, and other
similar recipes which are a bit less time-consuming, so
I'm hoping to give them a try. It's also time to work on
my knitting, and do my charity work for the Holidays, as
well as a gift or two for Special Friends for Christmas
if time allows. My Christmas Cards also have to start
being written, since I have quite a few. So time has to
be blocked accordingly. Fall tends to get busy, until
chores get completed. Can't beat the scenery!!

Re: The Amish Christmas Candle (10:16pm September 30, 2017):

My favorite cake recipe is cherry chip cake with home
made buttercream frosting!! I love to add some finely
chopped walnuts or pecans to the recipe, to give it that
final oomph!! The frosting recipe was handed down to me
from my late Mother, who got it from a Girlfriend of
hers, and I always loved it. It's actually the only
frosting I love to put on my cakes, even though it's a
bit labor intensive!! That is the only cake I can think
of off the top of my head!! Thank you for the recipe
that you took the time to print in your column. I wish I
didn't have the health issues that I do now, which
prevent me from making a cake such as that. It sounds so
good!! I might try tackling it with my Husband, however,
on a snowy day up here this Winter!!

Re: Restoring Christmas (8:34am November 23, 2016):

I pictured your house perfectly in your comment
section, so I know that I'm going to enjoy your
Christmas book!! Every year I say I'm going to read
one, then I back out. This year, I think yours might
just be my first one!! Congratulations on what I'm
sure will be a big Christmas hit!!

Re: A Scandalous Adventure (7:18am August 5, 2016):

This year I decided to spread my wings a little bit,
and read books going out of my genre. I'm currently
reading a few horror books, which woudn't exactly fit
into the genre of your question, and I couldn't
honestly say that one of those would fit into my
favorite category, even though a couple of them were
pretty good. I also don't think that the WWII books
regarding the concentration camps that I've read would
be quite regarded as suspense, either!! I am,
however, looking forward to reading your book, and
being able to put it in my favorite category.
Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: Grilling the Subject (6:53am August 5, 2016):

The pudding sounds yummy, and I'll be sure to try it!!
My easy recipes, off the top of my head, are Ambrosia
salad, and Stuffed Celery. Congratulations on your latest
book, too!! It should be another hit!!

Re: Lark (11:16am July 10, 2016):

Just about every day my plans go out the window, due
to the fact that my Husband is the Manager of the
apartments where we live. On those occasions that we
need to go out, whether for business or pleasure,
there have been times if we had left 5 minutes
earlier, we would have been involved in an accident!!
We also had a land line at the time, and the same
thing happened there. If we had left 5 minutes
sooner, as we had planned, we would have missed a call
stating that my Father had been rushed to the
Hospital!! At the time, his health started to decline
all of a sudden, and because I lived so far away from
him, those calls were becoming commonplace every
couple of weeks. Those were mixed blessings, but
blessings nonetheless. I loved the way you described
the woodpecker! Where I live, my Husband and I put
out suet blocks for our Woodpeckers every morning.
They are one of our favorite birds, and we have 3
different verities that come to our tree to eat!! I
also cook nectar for the Hummingbirds, which are my
favorite, by far!! We don't skip any of the birds, of
course!! The Goldfinches have their own nyger feeder,
and the others have their seed, so all the birds get
something!! It's amazing to watch which birds come
year-round, since I'm up North. Congratulations on
your latest book, and I'm looking forward to reading
it!! The story line sounds like a real page-turner!!

Re: A Gift for Guile (7:32am July 10, 2016):

I'm just starting to get my feet wet as far as books from this
era, and am about ankle-deep, so forgive me for my choice. I
think that Ranger, from the Janet Evanovich series would actually
make a pretty good boyfriend. He's attentive, has money,
servants to take care of your every need, and he knows how to
take care of a woman!! He's also supposed to be easy on the
eyes, and is very good and protecting a woman if she needs it.
Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm looking forward to
reading it!!

Re: If the Earl Only Knew (7:23am July 10, 2016):

I like the tender ones that come on a bit unexpectedly, but continue a
bit on the passionate side.

Re: Always My Girl (7:14am July 10, 2016):

My reading tastes are so erratic, that I can't really say that I've
read a family series yet, outside of a tome format. I'm hoping that
yours are going to be my first!! With your bubbly attitude, I'm sure
that I will enjoy reading your books!!

Re: Chicken Soup & Homicide (11:27pm February 26, 2016):

The most exotic food I've ever eaten, which comes to the top of
my head, bis escargot. It's also one of my favorite foods that
I don't get very often!! Thank you for the great recipes, too!
I wrote the rice recipe down, and plan on making it in the near
future. I've made the soup before, and it's quite good!!

Re: By Break of Day (5:12am February 1, 2016):

When you open the book and start reading, it's like
you're reading about your own family!! You become so
familiar with most of the characters, that you can't
wait to find out what they've been up to since the
last time a book came out!! Most series books are
wonderful to read, but I have stopped reading a
couple, because the Author didn't know where to go
with their characters after a while, and it showed in
their books. They got stale, both in character
development and in story line, which was a shame,
because I was such a fan of theirs at the time.

Re: Hannah's Choice (7:10am January 29, 2016):

A small part of me is prejudiced, but I believe that
part of the specialty to your books is the fact that
you were raised in Michigan. Being from this State
seems to give not only Authors, but people in general
a special gift of some sort, and it shows in whatever
endeavor they strive to go after. If it happens to be
writing books, the books seem to have an extra special
something, and yours are no exception!! I'm looking
forward to your latest book, which I'm sure will do
very well!! Congratulations from a fellow
Michigander, and I'll have your book on my TBR list!!

Re: Death of a Bad Apple (6:36am January 26, 2016):

Everyone likes a mystery, and your book is no
exception. The setting is different, and having
recipes are always a plus. It sounds like your book
will be a ride that lovers of cooking mysteries will
love to get their hands on. Congratulations on your
latest book, and I'm sure it will do well!!

Re: Montana Wild (8:06am January 20, 2016):

Because you're from Michigan, you might understand my answer.
I also live there, and after living my whole life in the
city, circumstances arose that would take too long to go into
here. We finally packed up, and got out of the city, and
moved up North a bit, to a rural area, near one of the Great
Lakes. For me, being used to camping anyway, and loving it,
it was the best moves of our lives. The people are nicer,
the air is cleaner, the lifestyle is more laid back, and it
just has a charm that you don't find in the city. This
former city girl would have to be pulled out of here, kicking
and screaming now, because I've learned to love the lifestyle
of the farming community, as well as the people of the area.

Re: Murder Most Howl (6:05am January 5, 2016):

I currently own 3 cats. Two of them were born
literally at my feet. The third one came to us
recently, because someone happened to dump them on the
property where we live, and she came up to our house,
screaming outside of our window, wanting to be let
in!! Because it was cold, my Husband was a bit
reluctant because of our other 2 cats, but I said to
just let her in. She was as tame as could be.
Anyway, I could tell you stories about my 3, and see
if you could use them for a book. My other 2 are only
a couple of years old, so they're still growing, but I
have a lot of stories to tell about them already. I'm
looking forward to reading your latest book, and think
that it's wonderful that you use stories about
readers' pets in your books. That's quite an honor
for them!! Have a wonderful 2016, and hope to talk by
e-mail in the near future about my cats.

Re: Here Today, Gone Tamale (5:56am January 5, 2016):

Although I do get a hankering occasionally for Mexican
food, which I'm sure is a far cry from Tex-Mex, I
enjoyed reading your posting!! Your book sounds like
it's going to be a real hoot as well, with all of the
characters involved, and to start from the ground
floor of the series, is the best place to start!!
I've put your book on my TBR list, and just hope it's
not going to make me too hungry for anything other
than wanting to finish your book!! I love the cover
as well. Someone went all out to capture the flavor
of your story (no pun intended). Congratulations on
your latest book, and I hope it does well!! How can
it not, with such a wonderful cast of characters,
along with such a great story line?? Have a wonderful
2016 as well!!

Re: The Iced Princess (5:47am January 5, 2016):

When you stop and ask - who doesn't love snow globes,
this type of book is tailor-made for just about any
type of mystery reader - myself included!! I
apologize for not knowing about this series, but have
already put your book on my TBR list, and will be
looking for other books in your series as well!! This
sounds like the perfect read for me to hunker down
with on a snowy night, especially now that we had our
first measurable snowfall of the Winter season
yesterday. Congratulations on your latest book, which
I'm sure will do well, and I'll be sure to keep an eye
open for future books of yours. Have a terrific
2016!!

Re: Ghost in the Wind (5:39am January 5, 2016):

I'm a Billy Joel fan, so of course I enjoyed reading
your story. I didn't know he still did his limited
concert engagements, and will have to keep that in
mind, should I ever get to that part of the country.
As for your book, I know you put not only a lot of
thought, but a lot of heart into it. I'm really
looking forward to reading it, and have it on my TBR
list. Have a wonderful 2016, and all my best to you,
and your friend Billy Joel!! I hope you sell many
copies of your books, as word spreads of your gift
with words!!

Re: Where She Belongs (9:07am January 4, 2016):

Not only can I relate to her book, which I'm looking
forward to reading, but I can relate to her lifestyle.
It's not that far removed from the way I'm living in
my area - without the animals!! It's just a very
simple farm-style life that this city-slicker has come
to love, and would never go back to the city for. You
can't beat getting your hands dirty, and knowing that
you're really accomplishing something of benefit.
Thank you for coming here and brightening up our day!!
Have a wonderful 2016!!

Re: Taken by the Highlander (9:26am December 30, 2015):

When I was younger, my Husband liked to surprise me by taking
me to different events where we could be at a nice
dinner/dancing event, then stay the night wherever we were
at. The places were always nice, and they were always
someplace I've always wanted to go to. Now that we're older,
we either spend them alone, or with close friends, and just
enjoy each others' company. The party days are behind us.
Home is much safer anyway. I hope you have a healthy and
happy New Year!!

Re: Thicker Than Water (6:16am December 29, 2015):

This Author's name sounds vaguely familiar to me, but I'm not
familiar with her work. Her book sounds really good, and I've
put it on my TBR list. I'm glad that you brought her to our
attention, and I'm looking forward to reading her book!!

Re: Thicker Than Water (6:16am December 29, 2015):

This Author's name sounds vaguely familiar to me, but I'm not
familiar with her work. Her book sounds really good, and I've
put it on my TBR list. I'm glad that you brought her to our
attention, and I'm looking forward to reading her book!!

Re: Harvest Moon (9:23am December 24, 2015):

Your posting was very touching, and very informative. I was
touched reading about your wedding, and didn't know about the
song Blue Skies, although it's a very pretty one. There have
been times that a book has reminded me of a song, now that
you mention it, and I've reached for it on the shelf.
Sometimes, however, the story line isn't exactly what I've
been looking for at the time, and I put it back on the shelf.
I'm looking forward to reading your latest book, and have put
it on my TBR list. Your book is one read that I'm really
looking forward to!! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!

Re: Marrying Mr. English (Part 2) (4:49am December 23, 2015):

The excerpt that I just read, touched me so deeply, that I
had tears in my eyes!! Although I sort of have my own Mr.
English of a sort, and he might not be wealthy, we are pretty
much together, without family, and have been that way for
some time. I was really able to relate to that excerpt, and
am looking forward to reading your novella!!! Have a
wonderful Christmas!! You earned it, after writing such a
wonderful piece!!

Re: Divorced, Desperate, and Daring (9:43am December 21, 2015):

The obvious comes to mind for me - a baseball bat!! Can't wait
to read your latest book!! It's on my TBR list. Have a great
Christmas, and the best in the New Year!!

Re: Murder at Whitehall (9:39am December 21, 2015):

This is a hard question for me. It's a toss-up between
Catherine of Aragon. Not only was she the 1st wife, but
Shakespeare called her "the Queen of Earthly Queens." Jayne
Seymour was genuinely loved by Henry. Then there's Catherine
Parr, who tried to bring unity to their household, and Henry
trusted her enough while he went off to war. Your latest
book sounds like a wonderful read, and I've put it on my TBR
list. Have a great Christmas, and the best in the coming
year!!

Re: Justified (6:56am December 19, 2015):

My favorite Holiday treat are my Mom's cookies, that I make
every year. It's funny that you mentioned sour cream in the
recipe for your cookies, because that's one of the
ingredients in my Mom's cookies, too!! Instead of
shortening, I use lard, but the reason this is used, is to
give the cookies a pastry flakiness. Mine are a bit more
involved, and the cookie base have to sit in the refrigerator
overnight, so the dough itself can rise. The next day, I
have to take it out, and then the craziness begins, when I
have to roll out the dough, in small handfuls at a time, and
cut the dough in pieces, fill them with the filling I cooked
the day before, roll them up, then put them in the oven. I
usually have about 100 of these cookies by the time I'm done,
and when the cookie vultures start coming, there aren't that
many by the time I'm done baking!! lol This is one memory
that makes me close to my Mom every year, since she's been
gone 15 years now. It seems like she's been gone only
yesterday, and I'm the only Daughter that makes these, to
keep her memory alive. Your recipe stirred those memories in
my heart, and I'll be making my cookies in a couple of days.
Have a wonderful Christmas, and a terrific New Year!! It
made me smile to read that you're starting such a great
tradition with your kids for the Holidays that they'll be
passing on with their kids, too!!

Re: The Strength of Love (8:02am December 16, 2015):

I'm glad that you came here today, to give us a peek on your
life, as well as your book. My heart goes out to you, for
being a single Mom, which can't be an easy job, and having a
hearing-impaired child is a double-whammy. My hat goes off
to you!! I also admire that you still manage to keep a sense
of humor through all of this, which will get you far. I know
this because I have my own issues, and without humor, I would
never be here to write this. Anyway, your book sounds like
it's going to be a great read, and I've got it on my TBR list
already. Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm sure
it's going to do quite well. With a pretty cover like that
to boot, who can go wrong?? Have a very Merry Christmas, and
I hope you have a very good New Year!!

Re: True Deceptions (7:42am December 16, 2015):

My life has had enough excitement, that if I thought hard
enough, I could probably break it down into a series of
books, or at least novellas. At times I've even entertained
the thought, but have so much on my plate, that I don't have
the extra time to do so. I even had a teacher who told me
that I would make a good writer, but never acted on it.
Perhaps one day, I'll just have to sit down, and put paper to
pen, and see what I can come up with!! I hope you and your
family have a very Merry Christmas, and a great New Year!!

Re: Deadlock (7:27am December 16, 2015):

What would make my Christmas perfect would be to have my
cards addressed on time, to have my baking finished, my house
cleaned in record time, and those I care about near and
healthy and be able to visit, or for us to be able to visit
them. As we get older, plans don't always work out in our
favor, and things get in the way. I also hope that you have
a Merry Christmas, and I wish you a very Happy and Healthy
New Year!! Very cute posting, too!!

Re: Taming Saffina (9:58am December 15, 2015):

Your posting was most interesting, and I haven't had the
pleasure of reading any of your books yet. Not only do I
find the cover of your latest book to be breathtaking, but I
find the story line to be a page-turner!! I enjoy reading
books that are set in England, and especially romances, so
your book is rated up at the top of my list!! I put it on my
TBR list. Have a wonderful Christmas, and a Happy and
Healthy New Year!!

Re: A Skeleton in the Family (9:48am December 15, 2015):

My sympathies go out to you, first of all, for the loss of
your Mother, as well as the loss of your other losses. My
Mother has been gone for 14 years now, but it seems like it
was yesterday. As for the Audio books, my Dear Aunt was
losing her sight, and she loved to read. Although Audio
books filled the void, she still missed reading books
herself. Her Daughter still read books to her as well, since
it was something that they could do together, and it was
there alone time to spend together, since she was in a
nursing home. She passed away last year at the age of 98,
and was an amazing woman, and also my best friend, as well as
my Aunt!! She will always be missed from my life. I'm
looking forward to your latest book, in either print or
audio, since I feel that to hear this particular book in
audio would be a treat!! Congratulations on your latest
book, and have a very Merry Christmas and the best in the New
Year!!

Re: Pouncing on Murder (10:01am December 14, 2015):

For the most part, if I wonder about anything, I usually look
things up, so there isn't anything that comes to mind. I've
always been that way from an early age, when I took books out
of the library about all types of subjects instead of
stories. It's nice to find another Author from your home
State, although I live down by Lake Huron. I'm looking
forward to reading the 2 books that you mentioned, and found
the story about the syrup making quite interesting!! Have a
very Merry Christmas!!

Re: Carry Me Home (9:52am December 11, 2015):

Due to the fact that I really don't watch movies, and don't keep
up with any stars, I don't know of any Aussie celebrities,
unfortunately!! I prefer to read, and to do my volunteer work,
as well as stay busy being the Manager at the apartments where my
Husband and I live, which takes up all of our time. Your latest
book sounds like a real page-turner, and I've already put it on
my TBR list. Congratulations on what I'm sure will be a big
seller!! Your part of the world sounds wonderful, since I would
give anything to be able to watch the penguins in their own
environment!!

Re: The Royal Conquest (7:59am December 10, 2015):

I fell in love with my Husband in a matter of days. He didn't
know it at the time, but I carried the torch, and let him come to
his own realization. That was when the sparks flew!! We have
been married for over 30 years now, and they haven't all been
easy, but we know we did the right thing by being married to each
other. No marriage is easy, but when you both work towards the
same goal, it gets easier as you work towards the same goal. It
also helps once you can keep the clutter out of your life, and
just focus on yourselves. That took me a long time to learn, and
caused a lot of grief for me. I'm looking forward to reading
your book, and put it on my TBR list. Have a wonderful
Christmas!!

Re: Broken Resolutions (7:47am December 10, 2015):

You can't lump all librarians into the same pile. In the area
where I live, the librarians are a little more laid-back, and a
lot nicer. They actually let you talk in the library, so it's
not so stuffy, as it was when we were growing up!! There's one
librarian in particular who is not only very smart when it comes
to knowing her books, but she remembers all of the patrons
account numbers by heart!! She is priceless as far as the work
involved with the everyday work with running the library. I do
volunteer work there, and have seen her working enough around
there. The other librarians that I know work hard, too, and are
smart as well, when it comes to knowing their books, and now they
have to have some knowledge of computers. Most of them are
mystery lovers. My tastes are all over the map, and I'm looking
forward to reading your book. Sorry for the long posting. Have
a wonderful Christmas and New Year!!

Re: Dead to the Last Drop (6:41am December 7, 2015):

You never fail to amaze me with the new plots that you come up
with for your book, and this new one is no exception!! I'm
looking forward to reading your latest book, and have already put
it on my TBR list. Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm
sure it's going to do very well!! Have a wonderful Christmas,
and all the best to you and your family in the coming year!!

Re: Somewhere in Time (9:52am December 5, 2015):

I'm so glad that you came here to let us know about your book!!
I normally don't read this genre, but after reading this excerpt,
I automatically put your book on my TBR list. I got so involved
with the story, that I wish the book was here in front of me, so
that I could keep reading!! You've made a paranormal romance fan
out of me!! Congratulations on your latest book!! Have a
wonderful Christmas, and all the best to you in the coming Year!!

Re: The Witch's Market (9:23am December 5, 2015):

I'm so happy that you came here today!! For a while, I was
wondering what happened to you, then I saw your latest book, and
knew you didn't leave us!! Your latest book is the most powerful
yet, on many levels, and I'm so anxious to read it, yet a bit
nervous- due to the subject matter. I enjoyed reading your
posting, and will say that the string break was circumstance -
not of your doing. You'd have to test that power out again to
see if it was really of your doing. Your book will be going on
my TBR list, and will make for a great read for my Winter reading
list. I can't wait to grab my cup of hot cocoa, and snuggle up
with your book, and at least one of my kitties, to read your
latest book!! Have a wonderful Christmas, and I wish you the
very best in the New Year!!

Re: In Search of Scandal (6:43am December 2, 2015):

I'm trying to think of the exact term that would be used for my
type of hero. He's the type that doesn't clamor for attention.
He just did what was needed, and continued on with his life.
Sometimes he bears his scars, needing the soft touch of a woman,
to help him get over the horrors of what he's been through. It's
the flashy hero I can really do without. Your latest book sounds
wonderful, and I'm looking forward to reading it. I've put it on
my TBR list already. The cover is absolutely stunning, and I'm
sure it will do quite well!! I hope you have a very Merry
Christmas, and wish you all the best in the upcoming New Year!!

Re: Rebel Bride (6:34am December 2, 2015):

Obviously, this is the type of book that I couldn't let slip
through my fingers, so I've already put it on my TBR list for my
Winter reading!! The story line automatically grabbed me, as
well as your interesting cover. Congratulations on what I'm sure
is going to be a big hit for you. Anything taking place in Tudor
England, is sure to have a lot of twists in the story!! Have a
very Merry Christmas, and all the best to you in the coming
Year!!

Re: One Rogue at a Time (6:16am December 2, 2015):

I'm so thrilled that I figured out it was D, and I was right!! I
did enjoy your story, nonetheless, and perhaps down the road, you
might want to save it, and write a book of short stories.
Perhaps use it as a book of stories that were written from that
class, and we'll all appreciate what a well-rounded writer you
really are!! Since your bestie has left the State, and I happen
to live in the same State, if we're in the same vicinity, I'd be
more than happy to try and fill in. For my resume, my Husband
says that I have a warped sense of humor, and he never gets my
jokes. It seems that everyone else seems to, though!! lol I
hope that you have a very Merry Christmas, and I wish you all the
best in the coming year!! I'll be looking forward to reading
your latest book, and have put it on my TBR list. The cover is
stunning, as always!!

Re: I'll Be There (6:00am December 2, 2015):

First, I saw the cover to your book, and I knew it was going to
be a good book. Then I read the excerpt, and that was the
clincher!! How I wish I had the book here in front of me, so I
could keep on reading!! Instead, I have to settle for the ever-
popular TBR list for now, and get ready to read it sometime this
Winter, instead!! Your latest book is going to be quite a read,
and I'll really be looking forward to it. Congratulations on
your latest book. Have a wonderful Christmas, and all the best
to you in the coming Year!!

Re: How To Seduce A Scot (5:44am December 2, 2015):

There is no way to choose a favorite, when each
Highlander has their own merits. Therefore, I'll have
to just say that I'm looking forward to reading your
latest book. The story line sounds really good, and
because of the content, I know I'll enjoy the read!!
The cover of the book is beautifully done as well!!
Congratulations on your latest book, which I'm sure
will do well!! I hope you have a very Merry
Christmas, and I wish you all the best in the coming
year!!

Re: Blood Red (10:17am December 1, 2015):

I enjoyed reading the interview. Any time you can get
extra insight into a book, it makes them more special.
I'm also looking forward to your latest book. It
sounds so good, that I wish I had it in front of me,
so I could start it today!! For now, I'll have to put
it on my TBR list, until I can pick it up!!
Congratulations on your latest book, and I hope you
have a very Merry Christmas, and a great New Year!!

Re: The Queen B* and the Homecoming King (9:43am December 1, 2015):

I'm so glad that you came back today to talk about
your book again!! I love the songs you chose for your
playlist, and I'm sure I'm going to love your book
even more than the songs!! Congratulations on your
latest book, and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas
and New Year!!

Re: The Highlander's Accidental Marriage (9:37am December 1, 2015):

I found your posting to be most interesting. It was a
bit of a refresher course for me, as well as a
learning experience. Your latest book sounds like
it's going to be a book not to be missed, and I've put
it on my TBR list for my Winter reading!! The cover
is stunning as well!! Congratulations on your latest
book, and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and
New Year!!

Re: Here Today, Gone Tamale (9:17am December 1, 2015):

Any time there's an interview between the Author an
Kym- it boils down to one thing - FUN!! As soon as I
read the title to your book, I knew it was going to be
a book for my TBR list, and I was right!! I love
everything about your book, and I'm looking forward to
reading it!! Congratulations on your latest book, and
have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!!

Re: Target Engaged (6:49am November 30, 2015):

Over the years, I've read so many books, that there have been
dances done from jigs to waltzes. When I was a young girl,
the one book that pops into my head is the Autobiography of
Helen Keller. The reason I mention this particular book, is
because not only did I want to read her life story after
seeing the movie The Miracle Worker on tv, but because after
reading it, I actually looked up to her, and she helped me
shape my life. As I got older, there were other books that
had an effect on me for other reasons, but that particular
book will be one of at least two or three that will always
stand out in my mind. I'm looking forward to reading your
latest book, and congratulate you on your latest
accomplishment!! The kudos you've received aren't too
shabby, either!! lol I know it's going to do well. Have a
very Merry Christmas, and all the best to you in the coming
New Year!!

Re: His New Jam (9:00am November 29, 2015):

My favorite is the old-fashioned love story. By this, in
many cases it would be a love story that takes place in early
days of our Country. I also love reading love stories that
are written with an Oriental flair. Both of my descriptions
aren't very good, since my day job isn't writing, but I hope
you have a rough idea. If I sat here long enough, I could
have come up with several ideas, but I'll leave those 2,
since they popped in my head first. Have a very Merry
Christmas, and the best to you in the New Year!!

Re: Crazy Little Thing Called Love (8:27am November 28, 2015):

My Mother passed away 14 years ago, but I've kept her memory
alive by making her Christmas cookies every year since. They're
a labor of love, since they take 2 days to make, and are so worth
the effort!! I'm looking forward to reading your latest book as
well!! Congratulations on YOUR labor of love!!

Re: A Christmas Bride in Pinecraft (8:07am November 28, 2015):

After reading this posting, I can see that I have a lot of
reading to catch up on by this Author!! Her answers touched
my heart, and that's what writing is all about, isn't it??
I'll be starting out with her latest book, since it's a
Christmas book, after all, and will have to backtrack after
all. All of the series she writes sound great, and I'm so
thankful that you brought her to Fresh Fiction to talk about
her latest book!!

Re: The Thorn Bearer (9:25am November 27, 2015):

My Father sort of turned us off to doing yard sales until we
were old enough to be going out on our own, and about to be
married. Then there was nothing he could really say about
it, except admire the beautiful things we managed to pick up
for a steal!! My books were all purchased at the bookstore,
which caused me to immediately drool, as soon as I walked
through the door!! lol Since I've been reading from the age
of 3, I have to feed that urge with whatever topic appeals to
me at the time. I'm in love with the story line of your
book, and remember learning about the Lusitania in school, a
long time ago!! Congratulations on your latest book, which
should do well, and I'll be looking forward to all your books
to come in the series!!

Re: Within a Captain's Hold (9:34am November 24, 2015):

Both of my Grandparents came to this Country, on different
ships, at different times, from Poland. They met through
acquaintances, when my Grandmother was a young girl, fell in
love, and got married. They had 13 children, and I couldn't
even tell you how many Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren,
before my Grandmother passed away when I was 13. My
Grandfather worked for Ford Motor, and got injured, losing an
eye in the process. There was no worker's comp back then,
since it was the depression, and the kids had to drop out of
school, at least most of them, to support the family. My
Grandmother did some sewing on the side, which she did very
well, but my Father worked at a bakery, and also drove their
delivery truck, when he was about 12. They also scoured the
alleys for scrap metal and rags, and my Grandfather raised
pigeons for food on the table. I'm looking forward to your
book, and loved reading about your History!! I hope you have
a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

Re: With Every Breath (9:18am November 24, 2015):

At one time, I would have loved to have gone to someplace
like Maui, or to see the fjords of Norway, for something
different. I might even want to see someplace like Fiji or
Tahiti, but with all the unrest going on in the Country, I'm
content to stay where I'm at. I have one of the Great Lakes
a mile from my front door, and am surrounded by woods and
farmer's fields, which brings out all types of wildlife,
which I love. Every day is an adventure. This also gives me
more time to read books such as yours, which I'm looking
forward to. Congratulations on your latest book, which I'm
sure will do well, and I've put on my TBR list. I hope that
you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

Re: An Honorable Wish (9:06am November 24, 2015):

The excerpt that you chose was lovely, and made me wish I had
the book in front of me, so that I could read how the entire
story played out!! I'm looking forward to reading your book,
since you've really peaked my interest!! The cover took my
breath away!! Congratulations on your latest book, which I'm
sure is going to do quite well!! I hope that you have a very
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Re: Midnight Wrangler (8:50am November 24, 2015):

I enjoyed reading your posting, and felt like I was actually
there!! Armed with that information, I know that I'm going to
enjoy your book even more!! Congratulations on your latest book,
which I know is going to be a big hit!! It's already on my TBR
list. I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

Re: Lone Star (8:29am November 24, 2015):

Being of Polish descent, I was totally mesmerized by your
story leading up to your latest book!! I can only imagine
the fear that you felt, having to travel in such a backwards
way!! Having never been to Poland, but always wanting to go
there, I will just have to read books such as yours for now,
and live my dream through your eyes. Congratulations on your
latest book, which sounds wonderful!! It's already on my TBR
list, and will be perfect for my Fall/Winter reading list!!
I'm sure your book is going to do very well!! I just wish I
could have been with you on that trip, because my Grandmother
came from a small town outside of Krakow!! Have a very Happy
Thanksgiving!!

Re: The British Lion (8:14am November 24, 2015):

Although I'm grateful that the War didn't turn out this way,
I'm still looking forward to reading this book!! Just
reading the synopsis was like reading a page-turner, and I
wish I had your book in front of me to start it this week!!
Because my Father fought in WWII, and was almost killed, this
type of book holds a little bit more sentimentality for me as
well. I'm so glad that you took the time to come here, and
let us know about your latest book!! It's on my TBR list,
and I'll be sure to have it on my Fall/Winter reading list!!
Congratulations on what I'm sure is a book that will do very
well!!

Re: Lucky Shot (10:48am November 23, 2015):

We never have enough turkey left over to do much with except
to reheat it, with the stuffing, mashed potatoes, and
whatever else is on hand, to have a quick meal when we get
hungry the following day. That's usually about all we have
on hand. I always try to get a larger turkey, but my Husband
has always downsized, since it's the two of us. If I had it
my way, I would put some turkey in gravy, let it cook, and
make open-faced sandwiches, or I would make pot pies with the
leftovers. I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving, and
I'll be looking forward to reading your book!! I put it on
my TBR list.

Re: Controlled Burn (10:18am November 23, 2015):

Since I've been doing a lot of heavy reading lately, it's
nice to see a book like yours come along, to break up my
repertoire!! I'm looking forward to reading it, and have put
it on my TBR list. Congratulations on your latest book, and
I'm sure it's going to do well!! I hope that you and your
Family have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

Re: What Lies Behind (10:10am November 23, 2015):

There are so many Authors that I've read, since most of them
have been by paperback as of late. The few that come to mind
are: Sandra Brown, Gerald Kubicki, Anne Girard, Cym Lowell,
and Cristianne Serruya. I'm looking forward to reading your
latest book as well. It sounds like a real page-turner!!
I've already put it on my TBR list. I hope that you have a
very Happy Thanksgiving!!

Re: Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen (9:57am November 23, 2015):

Your latest book sounds like the perfect book to curl up
with!! I have my hot cocoa ready, and no mystery to put with
it!! We just had our first snowstorm of the season, and it's
the perfect time of year to hunker down with a good book,
too!! I'm glad you came here today, to let us know about
your latest book, so I could put you on my TBR list.
Congratulations on your latest book, which should do well.
The cover is absolutely adorable!! Have a very Happy
Thanksgiving!!

Re: White Colander Crime (9:48am November 23, 2015):

You're a woman after my own heart!! As I recall, my Mother
wasn't the best cook with all of her dishes, but nobody could
touch her when it came to her baking!! That's where her
talents shone, and I remember the times that she would let me
help her. I would feel so proud to be able to sprinkle
cinnamon, or add raisins to her bread dough, or to mix the
yeast to her recipe!! Even to help her cut and roll the
cookies she made for Christmas, that I still make to this
day, to keep her memory alive. I remember the bowls she used
for her bread dough, as well as some of her utensils, as well
as some of the other items she used in the kitchen. I'm
still trying to get some of them now, since my Father
recently passed away, and we're in the process of clearing
out their house. My other Sister got the house, and I asked
her for a few items, which she let me take, and I've been on
cloud 9 ever since!! I look at her copper jello-molds every
day in my kitchen and smile. I hope you have a very Happy
and Blessed Thanksgiving, and I'll be looking forward to
reading your latest book!! It's already on my TBR list.

Re: Soul's Prisoner (11:22am November 20, 2015):

If you asked my Husband, he would say that it would have to
be my dressing!! He lives for my dressing on Thanksgiving,
and almost eats more of that than the turkey itself!! He
also loves my stuffed celery. I'm not a picky person, but I
love my sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce, with a side order
of turkey skin, and some white meat on the side!! lol I'm
looking forward to Thanksgiving, and hope everyone has a
Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving, and that all of their dishes
come out the very best yet!!

Re: Katie in Waiting (10:32am November 20, 2015):

I've been keeping my Mother's Christmas cookie tradition
alive by making the cookie that she was known for. They're
Polish cookies that are a filled crescent-shaped variety.
Since I started making them, anyone who has had one, has now
asked for some when they know I've started my baking for the
Holidays. I also bake the usual varieties, with a few
surprises thrown in for good measure!! Your recipe sounds
good as well, and I might give it a shot this year!! Thanks
so much for the recipe!! Have a Wonderful Christmas and New
Year!!

Re: Resist (7:34am November 19, 2015):

The main thing for me would be cures for diseases like Cancer and
Alzheimer's Disease. I'd also like to find a way for people to
be more protected from any type of sinister forces who want to
harm them in any way - be it a human force shield of a sort or
something, to keep people more protected.

Re: Campaigning for Christopher (8:27am November 18, 2015):

Your latest book sure has its' share of twists and turns!!
That's what makes it a good book, and I can't wait to read it!!
Congratulations on your latest book!! I've put it on my TBR
list, and it will make for good reading for my Fall/Winter
reading list!!!

Re: Hargrove House (8:15am November 18, 2015):

There are a lot of things that scare me. Being less than 10
feet away from a bank robber, when I worked for a bank, makes
me scared every time I have to go to the bank. He gained
entry to the rear of the bank with the bank Manager, and had
a gun. To have our house robbed while my Husband and I were
sleeping, knowing that the person who robbed us had my
Husband's gun, scares me. The Police told us that if either
one of us would have woke up, we would have been killed.
It's not a sobering thought. I also don't like scary movies.
There have been enough bad things that happened in my life,
that I don't need to watch scary movies on top of it, to add
to the horror. I prefer uplifting things. The only thing I
will do, however, is read horror novels. Your book sounds
like something that will keep me on the edge of my seat,
frantically flipping the pages!! Congratulations on your
latest book!! It's already on my TBR list, for my
Fall/Winter reading list!!

Re: Easton's Everything (8:03am November 18, 2015):

If I were to choose between the two, I would pick a
standalone, and this is why. Perhaps it's my luck of
the draw, but the series that I've been choosing, or
should I say most of them, the Author seems to have
lost steam while writing the series, and the books
tend to get boring along the way. In other cases,
they don't know what direction to take their series,
or what to do with their characters, so the stories
just get stupid, for lack of a better word. So I've
spent my time reading these books, to get to stupid
books. It's not fair to the reader. That's why I
stay clear of them. Since it sounds like we might
have the same sense of humor, however, I might give
your books a second look. Congratulations on your
latest book!!

Re: Easton's Everything (8:01am November 18, 2015):

If I were to choose between the two, I would pick a
standalone, and this is why. Perhaps it's my luck of the
draw, but the series that I've been choosing, or should I say
most of them, the Author seems to have lost steam while
writing the series, and the books tend to get boring along
the way. In other cases, they don't know what direction to
take their series, or what to do with their characters, so
the stories just get stupid, for lack of a better word. So
I've spent my time reading these books, to get to stupid
books. It's not fair to the reader. That's why I stay clear
of them. Since it sounds like we might have the same sense
of humor, however, I might give your books a second look.
Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: Deadlock (7:53am November 18, 2015):

Thank you for the great writing tips!! I've never seen them
broken down the way you've done them before, and it made a
lot of sense that way. Those are real keepers, as they say!!
So is your latest book!! The story line is good, and it
sounds like a real page-turner!! Congratulations on your
latest book!! I've already put it on my TBR list for my
Fall/Winter reading list!!

Re: Dare to Seduce (7:43am November 18, 2015):

These are in no particular order.

I'm thankful for living in the country. It's given my
Husband and I a new chance to connect with each other, as
well as a new way of living. We also wanted to do this for
so many years, and now that we've been here for a few, we'd
never go back to the city!! We both love it too much out
here.

Yarn - It's my way of escape, and to make my friends and
family happy - not to mention me, on occasion!! I love to
knit and crochet, and I've made so many things for friends
and family members, not all of them for happy occasions, but
just to letthem know I care. There's so many more types of
fibers out there, then there were when I first started to
knit a long time ago.

The internet - this has been a wealth of information for me,
not just for patterns I have found, but to watch how they do
new stitches that I'm not familiar with. I've also been able
to seek out information in general that I might not have been
able to get, or would have run myself ragged in libraries
for. Have you ever looked for information in a country
library?? No offense to them, because they do the best they
can.

Books - my means of escape!! I've been reading since the age
of 3, so for me to not have a book would be a crime!! I have
so many to read right now, and have to put time aside every
day, in order to get a few chapters (at least) read every
day. If we go out for a drive any where, my book comes
along, because I know I'll be good for a few pages. I also
read just about all genres, too, so you can imagine the size
of my library!!

Authors - I'm thankful for wonderful Authors like you, who
write great books, have a sense of humor, have fur babies,
like I do, and love to knit!! Your latest book sounds really
good, and I'm looking forward to reading it. Have a
wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Re: Tangled Pursuit (7:20am November 18, 2015):

I found this book to have the most interesting story line of
all. I'm looking forward to reading it, and I'm sure I'll be
in for quite a ride!! This story looks like it will be going
all over with emotions, as well as settings. Congratulations
on what I know is going to be another big hit!! It's already
on my TBR list for my Fall/Winter reading list!!

Re: Once Upon a Power Play (7:11am November 18, 2015):

I used to be a HUGE hockey fan. There was a girl that I knew
that got tickets for my sister and I to go and see our first
pro hockey game. I was so excited!! Afterward, we went to
the watering hole that they hung out at. I approached my
favorite player, and had a couple of words with him. He was
a total, self-centered, stuck-up - you get the picture. I
was so broken up inside, because he wouldn't take 2 minutes
to talk to me. I wasn't exactly an ugly person to look at,
either, and knew the game, on top of it. After that day, any
time that team came to town, I prayed that our team beat
them, since they were bitter rivals, and I noticed that my
love of the game in general began to slip a bit. I read
sports books, especially hockey books, but don't have any
hockey heroes, due to real-life experience. Heroes don't
exist anymore, and to watch the public go crazy over these
men make me shake my head. Your book sounds good, and I'm
looking forward to reading it.

Re: Olive and Let Die (6:46am November 17, 2015):

I trust my instincts, because when I don't, things tend to
come back and bite me!! Your book sounds really good, and
I've put it on my TBR list already!! It's going to make a
great read for my Fall/Winter reading list. Congratulations
on your book, and I'm sure it will do well!! The recipes
should be interesting to look at, too!! I've never cooked a
Greek recipe before.

Re: Murder Under the Mistletoe (6:37am November 17, 2015):

My best stress buster is sitting in my favorite chair, and
pulling out my knitting. If I don't do my knitting,
crocheting is a close 2nd. I have music that I like playing
in the background, and to get a few rows done on either one,
is like Heaven to me!! I also enjoy curling up with a good
book, and a nice cup of hot chocolate when the weather
warrants it, or else a nice glass of coke, and my favorite
chair, along with a kitty or two. I get the urge to put
jigsaw puzzles together when the snow starts to fly, and I
have a table set up for my Husband and I to sit by our
sliding door, so we can watch the snow and work the puzzle at
the same time. There are also other needlecrafts that I like
to get involved with for a change of pace when knitting or
crocheting tend to bog me down, and I'll pull those out.
Needlepoint is quite relaxing, as is crewel embroidery, and
beading is fun to do, too!! I'm never bored, and always have
something to keep me occupied and stress-free!!
Congratulations on your latest book, and I'll be looking
forward to reading it!! I've already put it on my TBR list
for my Fall/Winter list. It sounds like a page-turner!!

Re: A Likely Story (6:13am November 17, 2015):

There are several reasons I could give you, but the main two
facts are that we moved from a 3 bedroom house to a one
bedroom apartment. I'm also an avid knitter and reader, so
there are a lot of supplies on hand, as well as books - both
regular reading, and books having to do with knitting and
crochet. I have been looking for the time where I can just
go through my things and organize them a little better, and
they wouldn't look quite as bad as they do now, since I have
the space to put my supplies. Since my Father passed away
recently, and I now inherited some things from my Parents'
house on top of it, I've been working on straightening things
out, which is hard to do. We still don't have everything
from their house over here, and have one piece of furniture
to bring, along with some assorted items. My Husband is the
person that travels light, but he's stopped saying anything,
since he knows it will fall on deaf ears. There's only so
much I can do, and I throw out what I can. Some things are
too sentimental to throw away. I'm looking forward to
reading your book. It sounds like a great story, and I've
put it on my TBR list for my Fall/Winter reading list.

Re: Dark Turns (6:52am November 16, 2015):

To become a good knitter, there are always new stitches and
ways of doing things that take you out of your comfort zone.
If you want to be better at your craft, you usually try to
learn how to learn how to do these things. In most cases,
you find out that they usually weren't as bad as they seemed,
once you get started. There are still projects that I still
won't attempt, but I've gotten much braver with my projects,
and don't know what took me so long to get my nerve up. If
you want to do something bad enough, you'll learn how to do
it.

Re: The Courtship of Utopia Miner (7:20am November 15, 2015):

My reading habits tend to go a bit all over the map as they
say. I always love learning something, so when you came here
today, I was jumping for joy!! To pick a favorite genre, how
can you narrow down learning, when you have so many
favorites?? I read Romance to Historical Romance to
Biography to Historical. The main thing for me is that I
love to learn something from reading. In between, I love to
be entertained, when my reading load gets to heavy, and it
tends to be heavy after a while. Your latest book sounds
like a wonderful read, and I've put it on my TBR list. It
should make great reading for my upcoming Fall/Winter
reading. Thank you for coming today and letting us know
about your latest book. I will also keep my eyes peeled for
the rest of your series!!

Re: Paint My Body Red (9:07am November 13, 2015):

This has got to be the most unusual, and yet the scariest synopsis that
I've seen in a while. It manages to draw you in, as it has me!! I've
already put your book on my TBR list, and can't wait to read it this
Fall/Winter. Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a big
hit!!

Re: Dream Caller (8:56am November 13, 2015):

I've read before that everyone has that special gift, and we only
have to know how to use it. I once went to a Psychic, who had a
class, and she told us the same thing, and taught us how to tap
into our gift, so that we could use it. She also told me that
the spirits were trying to tell me something, and that I should
let them in. My Mother, who had passed on, told her to let her
know that I had all the answers. I knew exactly what she meant
by that, too!! I did try the exercises by the Psychic, and felt
very odd, because I knew the spirits were contacting me, but I
was being hit by them too hard, and felt overwhelmed. I had to
stop it, and knew how to do that, too!! After I stopped it, I
never called them back. Your book sounds like a great read, and
I've put it on my TBR list. It'll make a great change of pace
for my Fall/Winter line-up. Congratulations on your latest book,
and I'm sure it's going to do well!!

Re: Shattered Pieces (8:27am November 13, 2015):

You wanted to know a little about your readers, and I will tell
you a little about me. I've been married to the love of my life
for 33 + years. We also finally live near one of the Great
Lakes, but actually live more in the farming area, just a stone's
throw from the lake, which gives us the best of both worlds. I
have fields on a couple of sides, and woods on the other, which
bring out all sorts of wildlife. Birdfeeding is one of our
pasttimes as well as our priorities, and we have suet cages, as
well as feeders all around our place, as well as a hummingbird
feeder in the summer. We also have 2 spoiled cats, who are a
little over 2 years old now, and were born at my feet. I was
shocked when that happened, because we didn't know the mama cat
was pregnant!! Within the past month, someone dumped a new cat
on the property, and it has adopted our place as its' new home.
It loves to wander the property, but comes in for meals, as well
as a good nap!! Our cats are strictly indoor cats. We also feed
2 other strays outside who are feral, and my husband made a nice
sanctuary for them to eat in, as we as sun themselves when the
weather is nice. In the past, we usually had dogs, but at this
stage of our lives, we are content to have cats, and give them
the love that they give us back 100-fold. Not a day goes by that
they don't make us laugh!! I also love to read, and I teach a
knitting class. We also are Managers of the place where we live,
so we have a full, but blessed life. There's never a dull moment
here. Being a city girl all my life, then moving out to the
country was the best move we could have made. It took some
adjusting, but we still would never move back!! Although a bit
long, I tried to give you a condensed version. I loved the
excerpt from your book, and can't wait to read more!!
Congratulations on your book, and I'm sure it's going to do
quite well!! The story line can't miss!!

Re: Daron's Guitar Chronicles: Volume Eight (5:26am November 12, 2015):

I can see your point in writing your books, however I doubt that
every rock star is into BDSM!! When I look at a rock star that's
out there I don't think about any that would make good bedding
material, let alone something erotic!! You might call me a
prude. I call myself realistic. There still are ways of getting
to the core of a person, without typing them up in a mad
lovemaking session!! I doubt if every rock star is into this
lifestyle. It's probably a persona that they portray. You write
what you need to in order to sell books, but to try and write a
normal love story with a rock star would be just as interesting.
They do exist out there and you do read about them every day in
the rag sections - either on line or in the regular publications.
I'm willing to give your book a go, nonetheless, and might get my
mind changed, but I'm not that big of a fan of BDSM. I find
those books a bit over the top, although I've read one Author in
particular who was quite good. Good luck with your future
writing.

Re: Tangled Pursuit (9:52am November 11, 2015):

First of all, it was really appropriate for Fresh Fiction to put
a posting about you in today's line-up. Thank You for your
service!! I really enjoyed reading all of the facts about you,
and know that you've enjoyed every minute of what you did to make
yourself a well-rounded person. It is quite an impressive resume
to book!! How I wish I had been able to accomplish half that
much!! You are truly blessed in life, and my hat goes off to
you, for everything you've accomplished, and continue to
accomplish. Your latest book sounds like another winner, and
I've put it on my TBR list. It's going to do very well!!

Re: A Gentleman for All Seasons (9:38am November 11, 2015):

What I like, is that these books are quaint, have a bit of
History thrown in, although stretched, and the Romance isn't on
the erotic side in most cases. You also get a flavor of another
life - across the pond, from another time, and it makes for an
enjoyable read. Congratulations on your latest book!! It should
do well, and I've already put it on my TBR list!!

Re: Miss Featherton's Christmas Prince (9:29am November 11, 2015):

You gave a bit of a loaded question today. If I had just met
someone, and was going to buy them a present, I suppose that if I
didn't know enough about them yet to know their likes and
dislikes, I would have to ask their family and friends what they
liked, to make sure I purchased the perfect gift for them. It
certainly was much harder back then!! Thank goodness we have
evolved since then!! Your latest book sounds like the perfect
read that I've been searching for to put on my TBR list for my
Fall/Winter reading. I love the story line, and can see myself
now, all snuggled up, with my hot chocolate, under my warm
blanket, reading your book!! Congratulations on your book, and
I'm sure it's going to do well!! The cover is stunning, too!!

Re: Kissing Her Crush (9:16am November 11, 2015):

I'll never get to see Hershey, Pennsylvania, since my Husband has
already been there years before we got together as a couple. His
car broke down out there, and he had a bad experience, so he'll
never go back there. It's just the way he is, so my pleading
gets him nowhere except perturbed!! lol Anyway, I would much
rather read about it through your eyes, and in your book anyway.
I love your enthusiasm, and the way you describe things. I feel
as if I'm right there experiencing it myself!! Your latest book
is already on my TBR list, waiting to be read this Fall/Winter.
Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a big hit with
not just the chocolate lovers, but with all the ladies!! The
cover is very sweet, too!!

Re: The Princess and the Pea (9:03am November 11, 2015):

All I know, after reading that excerpt, is that you ended it too
soon!! What a lovely story, and I'm looking forward to reading
the whole book!! I put it on my TBR list already, and it will be
a welcomed addition to my Fall/Winter reading list!!
Congratulations on what I know is going to be a huge hit for
your!! The cover is really sweet, too!!

Re: The House on Primrose Pond (8:57am November 11, 2015):

I can't imagine what it would be like to be an Author, and have
to write under a deadline, where you would have to set up some
sort of schedule in order to get your books written!! For me, I
would feel that I would come across some sort of writer's block,
and not be able to write pages on a certain day, because the
thoughts won't flow, for whatever reason. In my case, I would
have to sit and write for as long as the ideas keep flowing, even
if it was for hours at a time, without interruption, then take
breaks in between the following day, if need be. Your latest
book sounds like such a great read, that I wouldn't change your
system for anything!! I'm really looking forward to reading it,
and have put it on my TBR list, to be read this Fall/Winter.
Congratulations on what I'm sure is bound to be a big hit!!

Re: Death Takes Priority (9:18am November 9, 2015):

Your latest book should be quite an interesting read indeed!!
Over the years, I've had the pleasure of personally knowing and
having as friends, 2 postal workers - a man and woman, and after
I moved away, they had to remain on their jobs, of course. Our
new postal carrier is very nice, and we're on good terms with
her, but we are not what you would call friends, such as I had
before. Your latest series is going to bring back fond memories
for me. Congratulations on your latest book, which should do
well!! I love the cover, too!! It's beautifully done.

Re: Crowned and Moldering (9:09am November 9, 2015):

Whenever I see a new book of yours, I know I'm in for a good
read!! Your latest book is no exception!! This book sounds so
good, I wish I had a copy in my hands to start reading it today!!
For now, I have to put it on my TBR list, and wait to pick it up.
Congratulations on what I'm sure will be another winner!! The
cover was beautifully done as well.

Re: The Chocolate Falcon Fraud (8:51am November 9, 2015):

I have to say that with a synopsis like that, anyone would be
crazy not to pick up your book!! You definitely have me hooked,
and I'm sorry that I haven't read the prior books in the series!!
I suppose it's never too late to start!! Congratulations on your
latest book, which I'm sure is going to do quite well!! After
reading it, I'm sure you'll get a new fan, and I'll get a chance
to play catch-up!!

Re: Killer Run (8:44am November 9, 2015):

This is the first time that you might have chosen a book that was
not quite up to your usual caliber. Although I'll give this book
a 2nd look, I just wasn't overjoyed at the prospect of reading
it, as I've been at all the other books you've chosen. Knowing
what a daunting challenge it is to come up with a good book all
the time, it's understandable how you need to put a so-so book in
the fray once in a while, and I'm sure this one has its' merits.
There was just something about the interview that rubbed me
differently, and put me on the other side of the fence.

Re: Hidden Impact (12:12pm November 6, 2015):

I crave my Mother's home made bread with cinnamon and raisins,
which is the only baked good of hers that I haven't attempted to
make since she's passed on. I'm the only one in the Family that
has continued to bake the other items she was known for, as well
as cook a lot of the dishes I ate growing up. Several of them
are quite involved, since I'm of Polish descent. Your book
sounds really good, and I would love to read it before I have to
get involved with my Christmas baking. The dishes that you wrote
about sound really yummy, and I wish that I could make some of
those, too!!

Re: When Fall Fades (11:45am November 6, 2015):

Because my Husband and I were crime victims when someone broke
into our house while we were sleeping, and drugged our dog, and I
was a few feet from a bank robber, while I worked at a bank (he
managed to get in the back room with us), I have the conditioning
now to always think - worst case scenario!! When I go out
somewhere, I always stay prepared, and watch everything like a
hawk - from being in the car, to the first step out of the car
and beyond. This is not the same world that we grew up in, and
to not be prepared is to literally cut your own throat, because
there are a lot of loose cannons out there!! Congratulations on
your latest book, and I'm looking forward to reading it. I have
it marked on my TBR list, to be read this upcoming Fall/Winter.

Re: Dangerous Tidings (11:27am November 6, 2015):

This would depend on the Holiday, but there is a town a couple of
hours from where I live that celebrates Christmas year-round.
It's lovely to go there and go shopping and see the sights, then
stop in for their famous chicken dinners. Around Thanksgiving,
if you go to Canada, and go to one of their casinos, I know in
years past, they used to have great spreads in the restaurants to
celebrate the holiday, which was worth the drive. I used to go
there with my Husband and Parents many years ago, so can't swear
to it now, since time marches on. Congratulations on your latest
book, and am looking forward to reading it!!

Re: Forever And Always (11:50am November 5, 2015):

That sure was a pretty powerful excerpt!! Your book seems good
enough to be read by not only Women, but when I finish it, I'd
probably pass it on to my Husband to read. He loves to read
Westerns, and I think that this book will be no exception.
Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm sure it's going to
do quite well!! It's already on my TBR list, and will make a
welcomed addition to my Fall/Winter reading list!!

Re: Soul Warrior (11:24am November 5, 2015):

Although I normally don't read this genre of book, your latest
book sounds like it's going to be a good read. I've put it on my
TBR list, and am looking forward to reading it this Fall/Winter.
Congratulations on your latest book, and I hope that it does
well, as well as your writing career. As far as your writing
goes, I feel that you should write whatever comes from your
heart, as long as the final product itself is good. The
publishers should be happy with that - not trying to put you in
some sort of category right away. There are plenty of Authors
out there that write books in several categories. The bad part
with them is that not all of them are good at it. It sounds like
you have so much coming out of your heart, and I think that it
has to do with your life experience, that you feel you need to
put it in writing. If the publisher can't see that, then perhaps
it's time to find a new publisher who would understand your
heart, as well as your written word.

Re: Matronly Duties (11:04am November 5, 2015):

I pray that this isn't an e-book, because I don't have an e-
reader, and won't be able to download this book on my computer.
Anyway, your book isn't my normal genre as far as reading goes,
but after reading your posting, along with the excerpt, I was
quite impressed with the book, as well as intrigued. I'm
actually looking forward to reading it, and have put your book on
my TBR list, to read it this upcoming Fall/Winter.
Congratulations on your latest book, and I hope that it does
well!!

Re: 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake (10:56am November 5, 2015):

I've wanted to read your latest book since it first came out, and
now that it's on sale, you give me no excuse now!! I'll have to
go check it out, along with your new website, which I'll be
checking out, after I make my posting. You always have a way to
make me chuckle with your remarks, and I know they carry over
into your books. Congratulations on your latest book, and I hope
the sales beat all of your expectations!! The cover is
sensational!!

Re: Unspoken (10:40am November 5, 2015):

This is not my normal genre as far as reading goes, but after
reading your posting, as well as the synopsis for your latest
book, my appetite is whetted, and I would really love to read
your book!! I have already put it on my TBR list, and am looking
forward to giving it a shot this Fall/Winter. Congratulations on
your book, and I'm sure it's going to do very well!! There's
enough going on with the story line to keep the reader involved
in the book, and that will make the reader more inclined to want
to get a copy of your book!!

Re: Viking Warrior Rising (9:37am November 3, 2015):

I do enjoy reading books regarding History - however I
have never had the chance to read any books about
Viking History, nor have I read any books about
Mythology since I was a child, so that part of my
memory is quite rusty, to say the least. Your latest
book sounds very good, and I've already put it on my
TBR list. I've been reading books from almost all
genres this year, to broaden my horizons, and your
book is going to be a great addition to my list!!
Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: Daniel's True Desire (9:20am November 3, 2015):

There is also the flip side of the coin, where someone
needs to do something about their vision, yet does
nothing, sometimes for vanity's sake. You know which
ones they are when you hand them something to read,
and they're moving the paper in every direction, to
get it the proper distance away!! Your latest book
sounds like it's going to be another great read, but
then your readers are never disappointed!!
Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: The Best Laid Wedding Plans (9:00am November 3, 2015):

After reading your posting, it makes you almost want
to get married all over again!! I never knew about
all of the Traditions that took place down South, and
living up North, I feel a bit cheated!! lol These
Traditions are so sweet, and along with your latest
book, I know that I'll be swooning all the way
through!! Thank you for coming here today, to let us
know about your latest book!! It's on my TBR list,
and I know it's going to be a welcomed addition to my
reading list!! Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: Recipes For Love And Murder (8:40am November 3, 2015):

My favorite recipe is the one that won my Husband over
before he proposed to me. It's a special meat loaf
with certain spices, and has a special tangy topping.
Then I make special Polish mashed potatoes that have
cheese, grilled onions that are chopped finely, and
butter in them. I make home-made creamed peas for my
vegetable. When my Husband (boyfriend) at the time,
tried it, he was over the moon, and not that long
afterward, he asked me to marry him!! I know it was
for more than just my cooking, of course, but he
filled me with compliments that day!! I also love to
make stuffed cabbage, and make a mean beef stew that
has gotten rave reviews from anyone who has eaten it.

Re: Blowback (8:11am November 2, 2015):

I think I'd like to find out the REAL story of how the rulers
were taken out in each of the countries of the Middle East.
Not just Bin Laden, and I know there's more than one book out
there that has been written already about the raid on him,
but ALL of the leaders - Gadhaffi, etc. It would make for
quite a story. I'm looking forward to reading your latest
book. Congratulations!!

Re: Beyond The Cherokee Trail (9:53am October 30, 2015):

The stories about the California Gold Rush were quite
interesting. Even though some people lost their lives,
others did end up making some money for themselves by some
quirk of fate. It was quite a risk for all of them to take
at that time in History in that part of the Country. When I
was reading your posting, my heart felt heavy the entire
time. I feel for the Cherokkees, and still do to this day!!
Your book is on my TBR list, and I'm looking forward to
reading it this upcoming Fall/Winter. Congratulations on
your latest book, which should do well, and Thank You for
keeping History alive!!

Re: Asylum (9:14am October 30, 2015):

Ashley, I did want to add that when I read the synopsis to
your book, I was totally blown away!! I have to say that I
can't recall seeing a story line quite like yours, and am
looking forward to reading your book!! It's on my TBR list.
Congratulations on your book, and I'm sure it's going to do
quite well!! Thank you for coming today and sharing your
story, as well as letting us know about your book!!

Re: Asylum (9:11am October 30, 2015):

The only spooky story that I have is that I understand about
having a form of seizure that comes on once in a while that
is yet to be understood by medicine, yet is controlled by
medication. I, like you, went through a battery of tests,
and saw many doctors, but was spared the agony of having my
license pulled. I don't drive that much, and can tell in
advance on those days when a seizure is in my future. Mine
seem to be caused by severe stress, so I've learned how to
control it for the most part. Anyway the scariest thing of
late would have to be going to see my Father laying on his
death bed in the hospital. The doctor came in to talk to my
Sisters and myself about taking him off of life support, and
I asked him if my Father could hear the conversation. He
said yes, and I yelled at the doctor about being so cold
regarding the conversation. We then took it to a private
room. The whole thing was not only scary, but eerie in its'
own right, because we were holding his right to exist in our
hands.

Re: Persuasion (9:21am October 29, 2015):

Your latest book sounds like quite a page-turner!! I love
the story line, and have put your book on my TBR list. I
know it's going to make an exciting read when I get to it.
Congratulations on your book!! Should you ever decide to
write your memoir, I'm sure that would make for an exciting
read as well. My heart goes out to you for what you and your
family had to go through to find freedom, and am glad that
you finally made it to our shores!! Otherwise, we would not
be graced with your wonderful writings.

Re: Sherlock Holmes and the Return of the Whitechapel Vampire (9:08am October 29, 2015):

When I was a young girl, I used to snitch my Sister's
Sherlock Holmes books to read, as well as other mystery books
of hers. I won't tell you how many years ago it was, but I
can guarantee that it was pre-Barlucci, unfortunately.
Sherlock Holmes has always been one of the greats, and
although, over the years, I've wandered on to read other
books, I'm looking forward to getting my feet wet again by
reading this book. After reading this great review, it will
definitely be going on my TBR list!! Congratulations on what
is sure to be a big hit!!

Re: The Skeleton Haunts a House (11:40am October 27, 2015):

I would have read your book, even if you didn't go through
all of the trouble to make your book as authentic as
possible!! Your book sounds like an amazing mystery, and I'm
surely not going to pass it up!! Congratulations on your
latest book, and I'm sure it's going to do well!! I love the
cover, but then the covers of your books are always well
done!!

Re: Look Both Ways (11:23am October 27, 2015):

Being a lover of antiques myself, as well as mysteries, you have
me hooked!! Your book is on my TBR list for my Fall/Winter
reading list!! Congratulations on your latest book, which I know
is going to do well!! Love the cover, too!!

Re: Eulogy (11:17am October 27, 2015):

I don't think that your book is going to be an easy read,
since there are so many factors at play. It's more of a
thinking book, which in itself is not bad. I've read books
similar to yours before - not of the same topic, but of the
same genre, and have found them quite interesting. Your book
sounds like it will be quite an entertaining and thinking
read as well, and I'm looking forward to reading it. I've
put it on my TBR list. Congratulations on your latest book,
and I hope it does well!!

Re: I'll Never Let You Go (10:51am October 27, 2015):

How does that famous line go - You had me at Hello. This
book has me so gripped to the seat, that I had a hard time
getting to the keys, to type my comment!! Your latest book
is probably going to be your best yet, and I can't wait to
read it!! Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a
big seller, and I'm looking forward to curling up with it
this coming Fall/Winter, with a cup of Hot Chocolate, and one
of my fur babies for extra warmth. Thank you for coming here
to let us know about your latest book!!

Re: Duke of Scandal (10:22am October 24, 2015):

I have married both, and the good guy turned into a bad boy.
That was why I left him. I've been married to the bad boy
for 33+ years now. If, God forbid, I were to date again, I
would probably be drawn to a bad boy, because they lead a
more exciting life, and you do more with them, than you do a
good boy, who tends to be a homebody. Your book sounds like
a fun read, and I'm looking forward to reading it.
Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm sure it's going
to do well!!

Re: Promise to Keep (9:38am October 24, 2015):

I love to read about the Amish because their lives are
simple, and they know how to live on very little, yet
are very content with their lives. Religion plays a
big role in their lives, which is missing in the rest
of the Country today, and is sad. I love to read
about the structure they have in their lives, and if
I'm able to learn a little about things that they're
known for - baking or quilts, I'm even happier. I'd
love to replicate something of theirs, because I
admire their work, and would love to be able to make
something similar for my own use. Stories about them,
in general, just seem to mesmerize me, for the time
that I read that particular book, and I enjoy the time
that I'm able to be whisked away into their lives for
the duration of the story. I'm looking forward to
reading your latest book, and will have to backtrack
to your first book, Seasons, since I missed it!!
Congratulations on your latest book. I'm sure it's
going to do well!!

Re: Every Girl Gets Confused (9:20am October 24, 2015):

Looking at the cover of your latest book, makes me
want to read it. Reading the synopsis, however, does
not deter me one second from reading it. I enjoyed
reading your posting today, and know that I'll enjoy
your book even more!! Thank you for coming here
today, and giving a bit more insight about your latest
book. Congratulations on your book, too!! I'm sure
it's going to do well!!

Re: Before the Storm (9:58am October 20, 2015):

I have seen your book on more than one site, and know
that it's one that I would love to hunker down with
this coming Fall and read!! It like a real page-
turner, and those make the best books!!
Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm sure it's
going to do quite well, since the story line is so
irresistibly creepy!! It's near the top of my TBR
list!!

Re: Kissing Her Crazy (9:46am October 19, 2015):

Although I never brought myself to the extreme that
you have with laughing at corpses, I have always had a
very healthy sense of humor. It has been not only a
form of release, but has drawn a lot of friends to me
throughout the years. My Husband is more of the
sourpuss type, because he doesn't understand all of
the humor that I possess, yet I can get him to chuckle
at some of the things I say throughout the day. Other
days he says I'm "too much for him to handle,"
whatever that means, and I tell him he's just a
grouch!! lol He's also older than I am. I've told
him that he's turned into a grouchy old man, unlike
me, who will be forever young and happy. When we go
out somewhere, people gravitate towards me, because
they know I'm going to say something to make them
laugh. It's just in my genes, and something I'll
always have. I can't wait to read your book, so I can
continue to laugh and drive my Husband nuts!! lol
Congratulations on your latest book, which sounds
great, and is already on my TBR list. We sound like
kindred spirits in a way, so I know I'll love the
book!!

Re: Just Killing Time (9:31am October 19, 2015):

It sounds like a quaint little town that you have
created, even if the circumstances behind your book
aren't the greatest. I love reading mysteries, and
your book will be one that I add to my TBR list for
sure!! Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm
sure it's going to do well. This is the perfect time
of year for people to hunker down with a good
mystery!!

Re: Looking for Mr. Good Witch (9:23am October 19, 2015):

Your story about the flowers was most enjoyable. Any
time I can learn a something new, it's a good day!!
Your new book sounds like it's going to be another
great read!! I'm looking forward to it. The cover
was well done, as all your covers are.
Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm sure it's
going to do well!!

Re: Welcome to Hickville High (4:07pm October 17, 2015):

Let me correct my statement. My cousin lives outside of
Dallas. lol I was thinking of another relative I have
outside of Denver. So sorry.

Re: Wedding Date for Hire (3:47pm October 17, 2015):

On my 1st marriage, I was ready, but my Husband-to-be
wasn't ready to cut the cord from his Mother. His
older Sister was in the wedding party, and was a
witch, all because she was late in getting to my house
before the ceremony, causing me grief, and giving me
second thoughts. The Best Man had a car accident on
the way to my house as well. He was fine, but the car
was a little messed up. I also asked a friend of
mine, who is a Mortician, if he would sing for my
wedding, and he said yes. He sings like an angel!!
Before I walked down the aisle, my Father looked at me
and said that I didn't have to go through with it.
That totally floored me!! I thought my Parents liked
him after all those years!! At the reception, all of
the friends of my Husbands were mad that they weren't
served steak!! This was a Polish wedding for 400
people at a hall, not a steak house!! It's just a
good thing I found out that fact later, and not at the
hall, or I would have lost a gasket!! Needless to say
that I am no longer with Mama's boy, and am remarried
to the person that I should have married in the first
place. We have been married for 33+ years now. He's
a bit older, and my Parents weren't thrilled with my
choice, and yes, not all of these years were easy, but
that's what made us stronger as a couple. He's
retired now, and now we are starting a new phase of
life.

Re: The Rake to Reveal Her (3:08pm October 17, 2015):

All of these books sound good. I love reading Historical
fiction from this time period, and having them take place
from across the pond is an added plus!! Thank you for
coming here today and letting us know about these books!!
I've put them on my TBR list.

Re: Welcome to Hickville High (3:59am October 16, 2015):

I've always wanted to visit Texas, but never had the
opportunity. My Cousin lives outside of Denver.
Quite a few years back, my Mother went on a trip, and
had a chance to visit the Alamo. She was deeply moved
by her visit, and brought me back a dress that she
bought me, as well as a top. I still own them, and
they mean a great deal to me, because she's now passed
on, but I still own these items, knowing where she
bought them, and how much that trip meant to her. For
now, I have to just put that trip on my bucket list,
for my Husband has health issues, and isn't up to a
trip of that length. I always dream about what the
people and food would be like, though, and being a
people-persob, I know I'd have a great time!! I'm
looking forward to reading your latest book. Being a
former transplant myself to where I'm now living, to a
rural area, I can relate completely!!

Re: Menagerie (3:37am October 16, 2015):

There is a strange pull that draws me to your book.
At times I get drawn to books which are out of the
norm, and those in turn are the books that I tend to
enjoy the most. Perhaps it's time again for me to
read a book such as that, and yours surely fits the
bill. The synopsis is a bit out of the ordinary, and
I'm most interested in how it plays out. This should
make for a good read this Fall/Winter, and the timing
couldn't be more perfect!! Congratulations on your
latest book, and I'm sure it will do well, since there
are a lot of readers out there who will also have
their interests peaked!!

Re: Touching Fate (9:10am October 15, 2015):

You were very fortunate, Brenda, that when you had
your reading done, it was good news. I had 2 separate
readings done years apart. The first one was pretty
much on the gloom and doom side. The 2nd one was done
after my Mother passed away, and it was a message from
her. I found it comforting and unsettling at the same
time, even though the Psychic who gave me the info was
someone with good credentials, and I trusted, if there
is such a thing. I own a deck of tarot cards, but
haven't touched them, even though I want to learn how
to use them. Your latest book is already on my TBR
list, and I'm looking forward to reading it this
upcoming Fall/Winter season. Because I am also the
Baby of my Family, it seems that we share a lot of the
same thoughts on things, and I laughed while reading
part of your posting. Congratulations again on your
latest book, and I apologize for having such a long
response.

Re: Obscured (8:45am October 15, 2015):

After reading your posting, and you ask about having
more words written than this time last year, the same
analogy can be used for whatever project, for lack of
a better word, you have chosen to undertake for your
life. I currently teach knitting, and have a few
projects going on at the moment. Yes, I have gotten
more items done now than I have last year. I also
love to read, and plan on reading more books than I
have last year. I would love to write one, but I
would only be a one-book wonder at this point, since
there is only one book that is in my mind. Your
latest book sounds like a real page-turner, and the
type of book that is up my alley to read for Fall.
It's on my TBR list, and I'm looking forward to it.
Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a big
hit!!

Re: Best Worst Mistake (6:02am October 15, 2015):

Congratulations on the newest addition to your
family!! To have to meet deadlines with your books is
hard enough, but to add a cute little bundle to the
mix now is going to make things extremely hard for a
while. Tour latest book sounds good, and I've seen it
around on different sites. This book has really
gotten popular!! The cover is cute beyond words, and
I'm looking forward to reading it so much!! Best of
luck with your little one, and congratulations again
with your latest book. I'm sure both of them are
going to do just fine!!

Re: First Time With A Highlander (6:33am October 14, 2015):

I am still fairly new to the area in which I live, so
there's no such thing as coming out parties here!! I
settle for getting new books the week that they come
out, and reading them then. If they're really good, I
share the book by phone with my out-of-state friends,
or my Huband, or both!! Your latest book sounds
really good, and I'm looking forward to reading it.
Congratulations!!

Re: Forever His Texas Bride (5:16am October 14, 2015):

After reading the posting for your latest book, I realized that
people were cruel back then, if not more cruel, than they are
now. The only constant is that they jump to conclusions
without knowing all of the facts!!! Your latest book sounds
like it's going to be quite the read, and I'm looking forward
to opening the cover to that book this fall, over a nice hot
cup of cocoa!! You've expressed this time period well, and as
barbaric in a way this time period was, I'm up for the task to
read it. Congratulations on your latest book, which I'm sure
is going to do quite well. The cover art is absolutely
stunning!!

Re: Murder, Plainly Read (12:24pm October 13, 2015):

Unfortunately, I didn't get the chance to read the first
story about the first story about Petunia the goat, but I'm
not going to miss this one!! She sounds priceless, as does
this story!! Your book has so many things in it that I
love - quilting for starters, then there's the Amish, and a
mystery, and when you add Petunia in there for a chuckle,
if I could reach through my screen and grab a copy of this
book, I would do it in a heartbeat!! With most of my books
being either light to heavy reading for this upcoming Fall,
I really need something upbeat, and more like myself for my
reading agenda!! Thank you so much for coming here today,
and letting us know about your latest book!! It is
definitely on my TBR list, and will remain near the top of
that list, no matter how long it grows. I'll be starting
to read within the next month - once I finish my major
house project. Love the cover to your book as well. The
covers to your books are always beautifully finished to
enhance the great stories within. Congratulations again!!

Re: A Prince of a Guy (12:12pm October 13, 2015):

Ever since I was a little girl, I've been fascinated with
the Royals. I never wanted to be one of them, but I've
watched shows about them, and have read numerous books
about different people in the Royal Family. I enjoyed
reading your posting, and know that I'll enjoy reading your
latest book even more. Congratulations on your latest book,
and I'm sure it's going to do very well!! The cover is
beautifully done, too!!

Re: The Adventuress (11:56am October 13, 2015):

When I had the opportunity to go to College, I wanted to
have English as my major, since I've always adored the
language!! However, my Mother, who was always outspoken,
apparently wanted me to become a Doctor, or some such
nonsense, and made enough remarks to sway me to stay away
from College altogether, which I regret to this day. Now
when I look at the wonderful life that you had, researching
your books, I long to relive those days again, so I could
go to College, and study the language that I've always
loved. Your latest book sounds like such a wonderful read
for this Fall season, and I'm looking forward to it. Books
of this genre are great to snuggle up with this time of
year, with a good mug of hot cocoa, and one of my kitties.
Congratulations on your latest book. I'm sure it's going
to do very well!! The cover is beautifully done, too!!

Re: A Moment on the Lips (11:46am October 13, 2015):

After reading your posting, I never knew such amazing
cupcakes existed!! I'm really out of the loop!! Here I've
just been settling for plain old chocolate with homemade
Buttercream frosting!! I guess I'll have to read your
book, to find out about all of these wondrous creations,
and enjoy the story you wrote on top of it. I must add
that it won't be a hard job to do, but it will be
fattening!! Thank you for coming today, to let us know
about your latest book!! Love the story line, and love the
cover, too!! Congratulations on what I'm sure will be a
big hit!!

Re: The House on Primrose Pond (11:40am October 13, 2015):

I found your College story very enlightening, as well as
interesting. Who would have thought that it would turn out
to be a stepping stone to where you are now?? Your latest
book sounds like it's going to be a real page-turner, and I
can't wait to get my hands on it!! It's going to make for
a great Fall read!! Congratulations on your latest book,
and I'm sure it's going to do well!!

Re: The Survivors (4:39am October 12, 2015):

There are a lot of career possibilities in Washington.
Being a psychologist is a special one, with a special
skill. I'm quite sure that the other career choices would
be quite as interesting, but in Washington, when a person
needs to talk to someone in confidentiality about a
personal issue, this would be just the story to read
about!! To have this said psychologist as a hero, I can
see this happening, and think it would make an excing story
to read!! Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm
going to be looking forward to reading it!

Re: Keeping Christmas (7:28am October 11, 2015):

My tastes are all over the map, when it comes to
reading. You hit the nail on the head when you said
that it depends on a readers' mood. I read anything
from Romance to Historical fiction, to memoirs, and
then some. About the only thing I haven't been able
to read yet are sci-fi books, since the ones that I've
tried to read I found to be a bit laughable. Since
the age of 3, I first learned to read, and always
loved the English language. That, in turn gave me the
love of the English language as well as books. I feel
it helps me to be a well-rounded reader, but can also
be a curse. When you read too many books, as I tend
to do, they tend to blur at times, and you can forget
at times which books were which. On the other hand, I
have read outstanding Authors whose books have stood
out in my mind and I'll never forget them. If they
switched up and wrote a different genre I would give
them a chance, and if I didn't like their book, I
wouldn't read another one. It's happened before, and
I had to drop them like a hot potato, which I hated to
do, but if you don't like the direction they took,
there's nothing you can do about it. I'm looking
forward to reading your latest book. Since my Father
passed away last year, Christmas will be a little
different for me. I'm sure that your book will be a
bright spot to fill the void. I enjoyed reading your
posting today, and apologize for the long response I
gave.

Re: Wicked for You (11:57am October 10, 2015):

I enjoyed reading your interview. It's always nice when
you can learn a little "behind the scenes" look about an
Author. Your latest book sounds really good, and I can't
wait to read it!! Congratulations on your book, and I'm
sure it's going to do really well!!

Re: Mystery Rider (11:44am October 10, 2015):

My Husband and I live in the country, and feed all the
birds, as well as the strays, and animals that people
so carelessly drop on the property, to get rid of
their so-called problems, and figure that someone will
care for them. We were feeding a cat at the time that
was still a bit bashful, and my Husband had put out a
double bowl of hard and soft food for it. I'll never
forget peeking around the corner, and seeing it eating
side by side with a raccoon!! Yes, they come around
here, too, and my Husband can't resist them, but at
the time we were just getting our feet wet with
feeding them, too!! The longer we live out here, the
more amazing these animals are. Even the deer are
amazing to watch, and I have stories about them that I
could tell you, too!! You and your Husband were
saviors to save that poor cougar!! I can't wait to
read your latest book!! Congratulations!!

Re: First Season / Bride to Be (5:58am October 9, 2015):

I wouldn't say they necessarily make the best, but in
certain circumstances, they sure don't hurt matters any!!
Looking forward to reading your latest book. Sounds like
another hit!! Love the cover. Congratulations!!

Re: Wild Sky (6:07pm October 8, 2015):

I think that my awesome is the ability to be able to
talk to anyone, and either make them smile, or get a
laugh out of them, or both. That usually starts a
conversation, and has started some long-lasting
friendships, which I cherish. I think it would also
be my strength, because my Husband is going through
some health issues at the moment, and said that he
wouldn't be able to get through half of what he has
without me by his side. Enough said!! I'm really
looking forward to reading your books, since having
health issues myself, this would make for quite the
interesting read!! Congratulations to both of you
ladies on your latest book, and might I add that I'm
familiar with everyone that you mentioned personally
in your posting!!

Re: This Love of Mine (9:04am October 6, 2015):

Because I had been living in such a strict household,
that when I was finally able to go out, I really didn't
know who I was. The first person I was with almost led
me to my death, according to my doctor, and the person
I'm with now did have me "go through the paces" at first,
but I did the same. I had learned a lot over the years,
and had grown enough to not slip up again. We've been
married for 33 years!!

Re: Love Somebody Like You (8:29am September 30, 2015):

One of the first things I do when I wake up is put the
radio on - that is after I start the coffee brewing!!
Music has always played a part in my life, from when I
was growing up, watching Lawrence Welk on the floor with
my older Sisters (did I say that?), to playing the cello
in junior high and High School, being 1st chair in the
school orchestra!! I listen to easy-listening music,
which they call lite-rock, as well as classical, oldies,
and older country before it changed to rock. I love
instrumental pieces, and I suppose it does describe who I
am to a degree, but try to pick me out of all of those
choices!! lol To make it easier would be to say that
I'm a bit complex, yet I love life, and am a calm person.
I can picture myself curling up now, reading your book,
since I love the synopsis of the book, even if I don't
know all of the songs that you mentioned, but did know of
the artists you spoke of. Congratulations on your latest
book, and I know it's going to do well!!

Re: The Queen B* Strikes Back (8:08am September 30, 2015):

This book sounds like it's more of a teen book, or even a
young adult, and I hope I'm not wrong. Just reading the
excerpt alone, I wasn't sure about your book, but after
reading the synopsis, then I knew what your book was
really about!! It sounds like a fun romance story, with
its' share of twists, and being a mature reader, I have a
feeling I'm going to relive my High School days, even if
I wasn't one of the popular girls, or even got involved
with Football games!! That's a story for my own telling,
but I'm going to read yours nonetheless. Congratulations
on your latest book!!

Re: Blood And Salt (10:25am September 29, 2015):

I have to say that I've never seen a story line quite
like this, and it's really peaked my interest!! A book
quite like this is not normally in my genre zone, but I'd
still like to read it, and find out how things play out.
I've put your book on my TBR list, and am looking forward
to reading it this Fall. Congratulations on your latest
book, and I'm sure it's going to do well!!

Re: Smart, But Dead (10:16am September 29, 2015):

I really think I need to write that book that's been in
my head all of those years!!! I share so many of your
traits, and was drinking my coffee while reading your
posting. I almost spit my coffee out from laughter, when
I saw myself in a few of your postings!! lol For now,
I've volunteered to teach a knitting and crochet class,
which takes up a lot of time. The rest of my time is
spent reading. Waking up early is a Godsend, so I can
squeeze in extra hobbies, as well as getting extra things
done. I do collect pens, pencils, and notebooks. I also
print out a lot of patterns for my knitting and crochet
class, and have binders full of them. Will I use them??
Who knows, but there's always a new technique or pattern
out there, as well as a beautiful item that comes along
that somebody is going to want to make. I like to be
prepared!! Your book sounds wonderful, and I'm really
looking forward to reading it!! I've put it on my TBR
list. Thank you for the wonderful posting, and for
letting us know about your book!!

Re: Beyond What Is Given (9:58am September 29, 2015):

First of all, please Thank your Parents, as well as your
Husband for their service!! Their sacrifice truly means
a lot to me personally, which I don't care to go into in
my comments. I can tell by the synopsis of your book,
that this is going to be quite the read, with its' share
of emotion, and I'm looking forward to reading your book
this Fall. I've put it on my TBR list, and can't wait to
get it!! The cover is so tender, too!! Very tastefully
done!! Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm sure
it's going to do well!!

Re: Marry Me At Christmas (9:47am September 29, 2015):

Your book sounds like every Woman's dream, and I'm sure
this is going to be at the top of the list, as far as
Christmas stories go!! I'm looking forward to reading
your book, and have it on my TBR list already!! Love the
cover, too, as I do for all of your books!!
Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm sure it's
going to do very well!!

Re: No Regrets (9:35am September 29, 2015):

After reading the synopsis of your book, I'm having a bit
of a problem wrapping my head around part of the story
line. How the main character can go out and enjoy life,
while she feels responsible for an accident that injured
her best friend, is a bit much to digest. The romance
part that comes out of the blue I could see, but the
other part made me do a bit of a double take!! I'm
curious to read your book, and perhaps it will make more
sense, but to me it's almost like she was "throwing it in
her face" that she could enjoy life, while her friend
couldn't. Congratulations on your latest book.

Re: Sin on the Strip (9:18am September 29, 2015):

I can't say that I've ever seen a book written from this
perspective before, and am looking forward to reading it.
After reading your posting, I can tell that not only have
you pulled out all the stops, but you've put your heart
and soul into the book, to make sure that the reader is
going to go through a host of emotions as well, and that
in itself will be the reason they won't be able to put
the book down!! Any good reader will sense your emotions
while reading, and that is what makes a good book!! The
other half would be dialogue. As long as it isn't lame,
the book should be a winner. I'm sure that you've
agonized a long time over your book, but to have such a
beautiful cover on your book, you had to do something
right!! Congratulations on your book, and I'm looking
forward to my reading marathon!!

Re: Hong Kong Treasure (7:23am September 27, 2015):

I already know that I'm going to adore your book!! For
decades, I've been reading any books that are written
with a setting in China or Japan, or if they have an
oriental flavor to them. After reading the excerpt you
posted, I was taken in - hook, line, and sinker, and wish
that I had the book in front of me to keep reading!! It
sounds like your book is going to be an exciting read,
and not only is it on my TBR list, but I'll definitely be
looking forward to reading it this Fall!!
Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: Beneath These Scars (7:09am September 27, 2015):

The story line to your book sounds quite good, and it's
going to make an interesting read for me this Fall. I
love to put myself in the place of the characters of the
books I'm reading, and when they're good enough, nothing
else gets done. That book becomes my appendage until I
read the last page!! It doesn't happen all the time, but
when it does, I never forget those books, and let my
friends know about them!! I'm hoping your book will be
on that list, since it's been a while since I've read
one. Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: Sway (9:15am September 26, 2015):

As far as reading New Adult, I've read a few of them, and have
enjoyed the ones that I've chosen. My choice of genres are a
bit all over the map, as they say, and I select books to suit
my mood, so a New Adult book is in the mix, as well as other
genres. Your latest book sounds interesting, and will make a
good read, since I don't know anyone who doesn't mess up at one
time or another!! Congratulations on your latest book!! I'm
sure it will do well!!

Re: Behind a Lady's Smile (8:57am September 26, 2015):

I'm so glad that you came here today to talk about your book,
because I wanted to let you know how much I love reading books
from this era!! The synopsis from your book was so wonderful,
that I can't wait to read it, and it's already on my TBR list!!
It was one of the beautiful eras of our past. When Women acted
like Ladies, and Men were Men. The clothing was beautiful back
then, although at times a bit uncomfortable. People had
manners. In some ways it seems a bit awkward and backward, but
it was a simpler time. I'm looking forward to reading your
book this Fall, and enjoyed reading your posting. The cover is
outstanding to your book as well!! The hat the Woman is
wearing, reminds me of something I saw in one of my Mother's
old photographs. Thank you again for coming today!!

Re: Flames (7:33am September 25, 2015):

For me, that's a loaded question. Part of it is knowing that I
have a voice, and have used it when it was most beneficial to
my survival. It's also learning to grow stronger when you know
you've been betrayed by the people you thought you loved and
learned to trust. You learn to throw them to the wayside,
after crushing them under your heel, and going on with your
life, forgetting that they existed, after what they did to you.
That is the only way you can not only grow, but move on with
your life. Your heart has to learn to harden to a degree, and
will soften when the time is right. In time, you even might
forgive people for what they did. I haven't gotten to that
point yet, but am working on it. Instead I am helping others
to fill that space. I also use a lot of humor, otherwise I
might crumble, and have shed enough tears over the years. Your
latest book sounds like a page-turner, and will probably strike
a bit of a chord with me of a different kind. I'm looking
forward to reading it this upcoming Fall

Re: The Translator (10:16am September 24, 2015):

Your question sort of came out of left field, and the only book
that sort of foots the bill, but doesn't come quite close would
be Roses by Leila Meacham. For over 30 years, I have not only
collected, but have tried to read any book having to do with
Japanese and Chinese culture. No offense to you, but Amy Tan
is one of my favorites, since she got me started with The Joy
Luck Club and the Kitchen Witch. I also read books by Lisa
See. There are other Authors, and I would love to add your
books to the mix, since this book sounds quite spectacular!!
The story line has me totally hooked, and I already put it on
my TBR list. It's going to make great reading for the Fall,
and I can't wait to see how the story line plays out. Thank
you for coming here to tell us about your book, and I'm sure
it's going to do well!! I adore the cover as well!!

Re: Dragon: The Tower Of Tamerlane (9:58am September 24, 2015):

Now that you've taken the example, and printed it out in black
and white, I can see where scene charges are used in other
genres as well, such as Romance. There are times where it's
not used, and that's in memoirs, because not all auto-
biographies have a happy ending. However, the majority of
genres seem to follow your example, and it was a good one to
follow when writing, so I'll have to remember it. I haven't
had the pleasure of reading any of your books. For personal
reasons I was out of the reading loop for a few years, and have
gotten back in a while back, catching up with who is out there,
and the different genres and so forth. The book you wrote does
sound interesting, and I've put it on my TBR list, even though
it's not a book I'd normally read. If I can't get into the
story, which I hope isn't the case, I have a Husband who is a
big sci-fi freak, and inhales books, so I know he'd love it!!
Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm sure it will do
well!!

Re: The Bloodforged (9:36am September 24, 2015):

When I read interviews like this, I get totally lost. The
conversations get so deep, that I don't have a clue what in the
world you're referring to!! I would like to try reading these
books, but on the other hand, I have a feeling that I might get
lost in the story itself part way through, and not be able to
finish the book, which wouldn't be fair to this Author. I love
reading books about early British dynasty going back to the
times of Catherine the Great and Henry VIII, for example. If
your book would be something along those lines, and I don't
mean British, I would love to read it. I hope my comment makes
sense, otherwise we'll be 2 ships passing in the night, which
is fine, but everyone has a right to their own opinion. I mean
no harm with mine.

Re: The Summer Marked (9:13am September 24, 2015):

I've never had the temptation to skip ahead in a book. I
figure if I did, I might miss out on a crucial element along
the way, and it would spoil the story. It's also not fair to
the Author, and a waste of money to skip pages in between!! I
must admit that I have never read a book from your genre
before, but found the synopsis from your latest book so
fascinating, that I'm actually going to give your book a try!!
I've got it on my TBR list, and it's going to make a great Fall
read!! I think part of it could be the Michigan connection.
:-) Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm sure it's
going to do well!!

Re: Madeleine Is Sleeping (8:57am September 24, 2015):

I would have loved to have told you what my favorite flavor
was, but you already have both of them listed, and I don't like
to be pigeon-holed. I would say the study is pretty accurate,
however, considering my Husband's favorite is listed as well,
and he's hard to pin down. You almost had him down to a tee,
although his could have been fine-tuned as well. None of these
are absolute science, however, and because nowadays any
information is used wrong when it goes in the blogosphere, I
have to keep it to myself. The only thing I will admit to,
though, is that I refuse to purchase Ben and Jerry's ice cream,
and don't like the flavors they put together anyway. Your
latest book sounds interesting, and I'll be looking forward to
reading it. Sorry again to disappoint.

Re: Altered Allies (8:02am September 23, 2015):

I send my regards in the loss of your friend. Just going to
the Memorial of my favorite Aunt myself over this past weekend,
I understand your statement well. Due to my current state of
mourning, I am unable to say what I really wanted to, with
regards to worries or complaints. All I will say is that I was
one of the quiet ones, and being quiet almost cost me my life!!
I now live in the moment, as best I can, and have re-trained
myself to no longer be the quiet one.

Re: Second To Nun (9:08am September 22, 2015):

Not only did I enjoy reading the interview, but I loved the
synopsis to the latest Nun book, and know it's going to make
great reading this upcoming Fall!! I've put it on my TBR list.
I don't know if being raised Catholic helps, but I'm sure it
was a big draw towards the book!! Congratulations on your
latest book, and best of luck with your future endeavors!! I'm
sure they're going to be just as good!!

Re: Gypsy Hope (8:39am September 22, 2015):

I'm sure your heart broke when you found out about your Son's
reading disorder - however it can be overcome with a lot of
patience and hard work. There are a lot of actors and
actresses in Hollywood who have stepped forward and admitted
that they suffer and / or suffered from the same disorder. It
takes a strong person to admit it, and a stronger person to
work at it, and overcome it. This doesn't mean a life
sentence, and I'm sure your Son will do quite well in life,
with the right encouragement and direction. It's also nice to
see when an Author steps up and gives part of their proceeds to
a cause. Congratulations on your latest book. I'm looking
forward to reading it, and have put it on my TBR list.

Re: Dark Waters (8:29am September 22, 2015):

As far as women agents go, I say - why not?? I think that we
could do the job as good, if not better than a man could.
Women tend to dot all the i's, and cross all the t's when they
do a job anyway, so they tend to be more precise in day-to-day
things. I feel they could be awesome agents, and their
counterpoints would be less suspect of them. They would be
looking for a man, as opposed to a woman. I'm sure a man is
good at his job as well, but being a woman, I know how precise
they can be when setting out to do their job. Your book sounds
like a terrific read, and I'm really looking forward to reading
it this Fall. I have it on my TBR list. The kudos are already
coming in on it, so I KNOW it's going to be an edge-of-your-
seat read!! Your fans will be sure to put Rae out there with
Jack Reacher as an everyday name that people will know
automatically. You couldn't have chosen a more appropriate
setting as well. With all the turmoil in today's world, Israel
is going through their share of strife. Congratulations on
your book, and I know it's going to do well!!

Re: The Mistress of Tall Acre (10:43am September 20, 2015):

I love Historical novels, and love the story line to this book!!
This is going to make a wonderful read this Fall!! I have it on
my TBR list. The cover is stunning!! Congratulations on your
book, and I'm sure it's going to do well!!

Re: Sing for Me (8:40pm September 19, 2015):

To be told stories of your Parents childhood are priceless
memories, that help tell you a bit of who you really are. Your
story was quite interesting!! My Parents were also children of
the Depression Era. My Grandfather was injured while working
in the factory, and since Workman's Comp didn't exist during
that time, and my Father was one of a family of 13, he had to
drop out of school at 9, and find work. He started out by
finding rags and scrap metal in the alleys, which were quite a
commodity in those days. Not long after that, he got a job in
a bakery, around the corner from their house. Before he turned
13, he was driving a bakery truck, and was already baking
bread!! After he grew up and got married, he would take us
there when we went to visit our Grandparents, so we could buy
our rye bread, and other items. My Sisters and I always got a
big cookie from the owner. It was nice going in the Winter,
because my Sisters and I would fight over who would hold the
hot bread on our lap for the ride home, just to stay warm. As
you know, heaters didn't work well in the cars back then!! The
smell of that bread made your mouth water, too!! I'm looking
forward to reading your latest book. It's going to be like
reading a flashback in time, even if I didn't grow up in the
Depression era. I was raised that way!!

Re: Ties That Bind (7:45am September 18, 2015):

There's a book in my head that I've always wanted to
write, but as of yet, I haven't put pen-to-paper yet.
When I do get the guts to get started, I plan on using a
lot of the tips that I've read over the months on this
site from all the talented writers that visit here. One
of my pet-peeves is using words that you need a
dictionary beside you to decipher the sentence while
you're reading, so I would keep my book as down-to-earth
as I could, and to try and keep my story flowing as
easily as possible. Trying to keep the word count low
might be a problem, but I feel I have a good book to
write, and have been urged by a few people to write. Now
if I could only get the nerve up!! Your latest book
sounds too good to not pass up, even though I read all
Amish books anyway!! Congratulations on your latest
book!! I already have it on my TBR list, and it will
make for a great Fall read!! The cover is beautifully
done as well!!

Re: Dodging Temptation (9:24am September 17, 2015):

All I can say is Oh My!!!! How I wish there were a few
more paragraphs to read - like a chapter or two!! lol
This book is definitely on my TBR list for my Fall
reading!! I have to find out how this story line plays
out!! All I can say is that your passage was smokin'
hot, and if I had had some ice cream in front of me, it
would have melted in the first second!! Thank you for
coming here, and letting us know about your book!! My
Husband is going to wonder why I'm being so quiet, but
it's going to have to be our little secret!!

Re: Deadlock (10:13am September 16, 2015):

You usually give good writing tips, and I'll have to
remember them, when I get the nerve to start writing my
book. Your latest book sounds good, and I can't wait to
read it!! Congratulations on your book. It should do well,
and it's going to make for good Fall reading!!

Re: Highlander Undone (9:33am September 16, 2015):

Of all the books of this genre I have ever seen, I can
honestly say that I've never read one, or even seen one
with this story line before. Your latest book is going
to be quite the adventure, and being a partial art lover,
this is going to be right up my alley!! Congratulations
on your past Ritas, and Congratulations on your latest
book!! I'm sure it's going to do well, since you
probably have a lot of followers, and will probably have
a few new ones, such as me, who haven't had a chance to
read any of your books yet. I was out of the loop as far
as reading goes for a few years, and that's a story unto
itself, but I plan on making up for it now!! Love the
cover to your book, and know I'll love the story!!

Re: Playing the Player (9:21am September 16, 2015):

This isn't the first time I've seen your latest book in a
posting, and it's really peaked my interest!! I love the
way that the cover was so innocently done, and the story
line itself is so interesting, that you are left with no
choice, but to pick up the book, and start reading it, to
find out how everything plays out!! Congratulations on
your book, and I'm sure it's going to do well.

Re: Taming His Rebel Lady (9:08am September 16, 2015):

First off, when you ask such a personal question, you at
least give the reader a chance to choose either an e-
copy, or a print version of their book, for giving their
answer. Due to the nature of the answer, therefore, and
because I don't have use for e-copies of books, because I
don't have an e-reader, my very personal answer will have
to remain as such. I would have liked to have read your
book, however, since it did sound interesting.

Re: Fatal Frenzy (10:40am September 14, 2015):

I'm way behind the curve, because I haven't had a chance
to start this series yet. With the obligations that I
had gotten myself into, along with the death of my
Father, and a few close relatives in the past 2 years,
I've only been able to grab a book here and there to
read. Now that I'm slowly coming back to normal, I need
to play a little bit of catch-up, and one of them is with
this series!! I remember seeing prior books, but missed
them, and don't want to miss this one!! Congratulations
on your latest book!! It sounds like a great read for
the Fall, and I will have it on my TBR list, along with
the rest of the series.

Re: All The Beautiful Brides (10:30am September 14, 2015):

You couldn't have come up with a better background for
your story, nor a better story itself!! I've been to
Tennessee before, when I went camping with my Husband,
and know how the different areas are set up perfectly for
a story. Your book is going to make for good reading for
the Fall, and I have put it on my TBR list. Thank you
for coming here to let us know about your latest book,
and Congratulations on your latest book. I'm sure it's
going to do well!!

Re: Devoted in Death (9:43am September 14, 2015):

This is going to be my first experience reading books by
this Author, and I think I couldn't have chosen a better
book to get engrossed in!! Just by reading the synopsis
itself, I wish I had a copy of the book itself, so I
could have started reading it today!! Instead I have to
put it on my TBR list, until I can run into town to pick
it up, along with a couple other gems that I found! I
shudder to think that in today's society, a story line
such as this is actually possible!! Just when you think
you've heard it all, there's a story that comes out, and
brings you to your knees. This story is so bizarre, that
it's actually possible, yet I'd love to see how it plays
out. Congratulations on your new book!! It's going to
make for great Fall reading!!

Re: Every Bride Needs a Groom (9:10am September 11, 2015):

My morning schedule is more like a scene from Groundhog
Day. lol After the bathroom ritual is complete, as well
as the litter boxes, I head my way towards the kitchen,
where my 2 kitties are waiting for their breakfast!!
Depending on the time, they either get fed right away, or
I hold off a bit. I usually wake up before my Husband,
so there's suet and seed to go out for the birds, right
before sunrise, and in the Summer, the Hummingbird
feeder. A few minutes before my Husband is going to wake
up, I start the coffee. By then, I've already been on
the computer for a couple of hours, trying to play catch-
up with my sites, as well as my 25,000 (no typo) pieces
of mail. On the day I volunteer to teach my knit/crochet
class, I have to turn things up a notch, and speed things
up a bit, by getting off the computer early, but this is
pretty much how my days go. My Husband and I are
managers at the apartments where we live, and if a tenant
has a problem, they come to see us, so that tends to
change things completely!! So far, we've gotten through
on a lot of Faith, and a little shoestring to tie it
together. I'm looking forward to reading the book that's
showing on your posting. The cover is stunning!! It's
going on my TBR list when I'm through. Sorry for the
long answer.

Re: Reservations for Two (8:41am September 11, 2015):

Looking at food in fiction gives you a birds'-eye view
into the way people ate from centuries ago, into
present time. Perhaps not all the dishes would be
pleasing to your own personal palate, but they do give
you a starting point on which to tweak a recipe
slightly to make it more pleasing to your own taste.
I personally enjoy looking at them, to see what other
people eat, or have eaten in the past, and almost
forgot that there's sometimes recipes from other
Countries that are sometimes thrown in for good
measure (no pun intended). Congratulations on your
latest book. It sounds like an intriguing read, and
I'll be putting it on my TBR list.

Re: The Art Of Crash Landing (8:36am September 10, 2015):

Congratulations on your book!! I have it on my TBR list,
and I can't wait to read it!! After reading your
posting, as well as what it's about, I can certainly
relate to it on a certain level. I really don't know how
you made it through those interviews, but Thank God you
did!! This will make great reading for me this upcoming
Fall. Thank you for writing your book, and hope you
continue.

Re: Her Alaskan Hero (8:19am September 10, 2015):

I can only imagine what it would be like to have to write
book after book, having to come up with different
stories, and so many words to a book!! Just the thought
of it makes my head spin!! Although you love writing
Romance novels, after reading your synopsis, it did give
me a thought. There was a saying that said something
about writing about what you know. If you wrote books
about your experiences in the airline industry, for
example, but turn them into stories, it might work. Even
stories about education. It's just a thought. Even turn
them into love stories. Set them in Alaska. Good luck in
the future, and Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: Witches Don't Back Down (8:01am September 10, 2015):

Loved the intro for your book, and I'm sure I'm going to
love your book as well!! Cute cover, and really cute story
line, too!! Congratulations on your latest book. I'm sure
it's going to do well!!

Re: Luck Be A Lady (7:44am September 10, 2015):

I enjoyed reading about the fascinating look into your
world, and appreciate the extra mile that you go to write
your books!! Congratulations not only on your Rita
award, but on your latest book as well!! It sounds like
it's going to be a real page-turner, and I can't wait to
get my hands on it!! I have it on my TBR list. The
cover is stunning!! This should be a big hit for you!!

Re: Royal Flush (6:33pm September 8, 2015):

My best part of Vegas is finding a way to get there!!
I've always wanted to go at least once, but never made it
yet. My Husband has been there, but I haven't been able
to coax him, and he won't fly. It would be quite a road
trip for us. For now, I'll just have to read your
book(s) and be satisfied. Congratulations on your latest
book. Love the cover, and know I'll love the story!!

Re: Never Broken (6:11pm September 8, 2015):

Although I've hated my name all my life, and was bullied
relentlessly about it as a kid growing up, it's supposed
to mean "a pearl." Whoever did my birth certificate put
the wrong name down, and I was stuck!! Anyway, I found
your posting to be enlightening, and your book is going
to be a real page-turner!! Can't wait to get my hands on
it!! Congratulations on your book!!

Re: His Lover to Protect (6:02pm September 8, 2015):

Your latest book sure sounds not only exciting, but like it's
going to be a hot read!! I'm looking forward to it!!
Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a hot seller(pun
intended)!!

Re: The Girl from Krakow (5:55pm September 8, 2015):

This book spoke volumes to me, but perhaps it could be
for the wrong reasons. Nevertheless, I'm still
interested in reading it. I'm of Polish decent, and my
Father served during WWII. I try to read any books that
are set during that time period, as a way to try and
understand what happened, since he never told me what
took place. All I know is that he received a medal, and
was almost killed by the Nazis. Thank you for keeping a
part of History alive, even if it is unpleasant to
remember. This generation should know what took place,
just as future generations will be reminded of 9/11 and
about the Middle East. Congratulations on your book, and
I'm sure it will do well!! The cover was very
artistically done, too!!

Re: Avelynn (5:42pm September 8, 2015):

One of my favorites is Catherine the Great and Peter III
of Russia. I found Catherine herself to be the most
fascinating woman, and like to read books about her. I'm
looking forward to reading your latest book. Your
interview was really interesting, and I really enjoyed
it. Did you pose for your latest book cover?? I see
quite a resemblance, down to the hair. Congratulations
on your latest book!!

Re: The House on Primrose Pond (5:25pm September 8, 2015):

Hi, Yona!! You're not the only one who agonizes over
their name!! I've done the same thing with mine, all my
life, and have wished 1,000 times or more that I would
change it, but never had the guts. It was originally
supposed to be Margaret, but someone messed up my Birth
Certificate, and I've been saddled with this name ever
since. My Mother also was supposed to name her Daughters
with V's, and I was either supposed to be named Vivian or
Valerie. That's a little better, but still no
consolation. I was teased through school with my name,
and never told anyone about it. Only my Friends saw what
happened. Being bullied is no fun. Anyway, I'm looking
forward to reading not only your latest book, but one
other one that I missed. I have them on my TBR list, and
because I got a little behind with my reading, now I have
to hunker down and get to it!! Congratulations on your
book, and remember that you're not alone. Anything goes
nowadays with names. Just look at Hollywood!! lol

Re: Entrusted (5:09pm September 8, 2015):

This has to be the best posting I've ever read!! Amelia
is an amazing Woman, and my hat goes off to her!! I've
always loved the English language, and wanted to study
English in College, but never got the chance. To read
about her life, absolutely blew me away!! Her latest
book is already on my TBR list, and one that I can't wait
to read!! Amazing cover, amazing Author!!

Re: A Geek Girl's Guide to Murder (9:25am September 7, 2015):

There are 2 things I really geek. The 1st one is books.
There are so many different genres to choose from, that I
can pick a genre to suit my mood. The other geek is
knitting. I love the feel of the needles and yarn in my
hands, and watching the items take shape as I'm working.
To give these items away as I finish, and see how happy
the people are that I give them to, are thanks enough for
all of the hard work that I put into each item. I'm
looking forward to reading your latest book, since
Mysteries are one of my favorites!! Congratulations on
your book!! I'm sure it's going to do well!!

Re: The Good Neighbor (8:54am September 7, 2015):

I do a lot of knitting, and on my good days, I try to
push myself, and go a little further than I normally
would. That makes up for the days when I hit those
roadblocks. In fact, I happen to be in one now, and
haven't been able to pick up my needles for a few
days, which crushes me. There is nothing more that I
enjoy, besides my books, than to have my needles in my
hands, creating something that I'll be giving to
someone that I feel deserves it due to some hardship
in their life, or just because I was thinking of them.
I also write any ideas I have, no matter how small or
how crazy, on a sheet of paper. It's amazing how many
of these ideas I've used in future ideas of mine. Your
book sounds really good, and I'm looking forward to
reading it. Congratulations on what I'm sure is going
to be a big hit!!

Re: Tangling with the Tiger (10:18am September 4, 2015):

Although I've never read this particular genre before,
I find the cover of your book to be fascinating and
captivating. That is what stopped me to read the
posting, and make a comment. Although it sounds as if
you're well into your particular series, your latest
book does sound a bit interesting, and I've put it on
my TBR list. Congratulations on your latest book,
which I'm sure is going to do well.

Re: On The Hunt (10:02am September 4, 2015):

Because this isn't my normal genre, I find this to be
the perfect book to get my feet wet, so to speak, in
the Paranormal world. I'm familiar with a couple of
the Authors, and all of the stories sound interesting
to me. This is one book that I'm looking forward to
reading, and have actually put on my TBR list. I'm
glad that you came here today to give a review on this
book, and to bring it to our attention.

Re: Last Chance Cowboys: The Drifter (9:43am September 4, 2015):

The rules I live by are these:
1. Try to be a better person
2 Try to make at least one person laugh or smile a day
3 Try to help at least one other person daily
4 Be sure to thank God for your day, even if it didn't
go as planned.

There are other little things that go into each of the items,
but you get the general idea. I not only love everything about
your latest Cowboy book, but also your WWII series, and it
looks like I'm going to have to get crackin' (no pun intended),
as far as doing some reading!! My Father served in WWII, so
books written from that time period are close to my heart.
Thank you for coming here today and letting us know about all
of your books. I'm going to have a very busy Fall season,
playing catch-up with your books, but know it's going to be
enjoyable!!

Re: The Memory Weaver (9:22am September 4, 2015):

I found this interview to be absolutely fascinating, and
although I've been out of the loop as far as reading Ms.
Kirkpatrick's books, I can totally relate to her latest
book, and am really looking forward to reading it!!
Thank you so much for posting this interview!! The cover
of her latest book is beautifully done, and her book is
going to be a welcomed addition for my Fall reading
list!!

Re: All Of Me (5:19am September 3, 2015):

After reading that passage, I felt as if I were spying on
an intimate moment - yet at the same time, it left me
wanting to read more!! Your latest book sounds like a
keeper, and I'll be looking forward to reading it this
upcoming Fall. I have it on my TBR list, and know it's
going to be one of my more enjoyable reads on my list.
Thank you for coming here and letting us know about your
latest book!! The cover is beautiful, too!!

Re: The Rogue You Know (10:12am September 2, 2015):

I was raised in a VERY strict household, so my choices
might seem a bit strange.
1. Wear make-up Not a lot, but at least be able to wear
mascara and blush.
2. Go on a date To wait until 18 is a bit outdated. I
feel at 16, it would be a proper age to date someone.
3. Be able to wear more up-to-date clothes I wore hand
me downs, or had to dress looking like I came from the
depression. I just wanted to look like I fit in a bit,
without looking trashy.
4. Be able to be myself. If I laughed to much, or "got
out of hand," I paid the price. I couldn't wait to get
out of the house, and be on my own.

Although I didn't hang around with crooks, I can relate to
your latest book, and put it on my TBR list. This is
definitely going to be a good read for my Fall list!!
Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: The Highlander's Bride (9:55am September 2, 2015):

The way the love story plays out is always the best, but I
always enjoy learning about other parts of the countries
back then, too!! It's nice to read about parts of
Scotland, and sometimes other countries are in the books
as well, such as your latest book which contains France.
I'm looking forward to reading your latest book, which
sounds like a terrific read to usher in Fall with!! I've
already put it on my TBR list!! Congratulations on what I
know is going to be a bit hit!!

Re: Counterfeit Countess (9:36am September 2, 2015):

I don't mind having a little bit of humor in my Historical
Romances, especially if they're English, no offense. This
is why. After a while, the dialogue tends to get a bit
droll at times, and a bit of humor in the right spots
would tend to lighten things up a bit. This would also
depend on what type of book it is. That means whether or
not the book would support a bit of humor or not. I've
read books that were absolutely dreadful, and could have
used at least a couple lines of humor to break them up a
little here and there!! It's nice that you are concerned
enough to ask your readers for their opinion. I'm looking
forward to reading your book, since I wasn't in the loop
the first go-around. The cover is stunning!!

Re: Counterfeit Countess (9:35am September 2, 2015):

I don't mind having a little bit of humor in my Historical
Romances, especially if they're English, no offense. This
is why. After a while, the dialogue tends to get a bit
droll at times, and a bit of humor in the right spots
would tend to lighten things up a bit. This would also
depend on what type of book it is. That means whether or
not the book would support a bit of humor or not. I've
read books that were absolutely dreadful, and could have
used at least a couple lines of humor to break them up a
little here and there!! It's nice that you are concerned
enough to ask your readers for their opinion. I'm looking
forward to reading your book, since I wasn't in the loop
the first go-around.

Re: From One Night to Wife (9:26am September 2, 2015):

I choose to read heroes that come in the form of Romance
novels and other books. All of the people that I've looked
up to as heroes over the years have disappointed me over
the years, so I've decided that it's all a myth instead.
This hasn't made me a bitter person, just a realist. When
I see how the press goes into their hero-worship mode, be
it a sports player or a movie star, I find it a bit over
the top, especially when I see them get in trouble with the
police. It proves they're just like the rest of the
population. They just happened to get a little lucky, and
they're overpaid. Sorry to get on a soapbox, but when you
get older, you see the world through different eyes, as a
rule. I'm looking forward to reading your latest book, so
I can read a good Romance story, and be whisked off to
another world if only for a while. The story line sounds
good, and it will make a great read for this upcoming
Fall!!

Re: The Highwayman (6:05am September 1, 2015):

After reading many a synopsis from this genre, I have to
say that I find your book to be most intriguing, and the
very first one that I actually want to pick up and READ!!
I don't know if it's the actual passion of yours that I'm
picking up on, but there's a definite draw, and I'm
anxiously waiting to read your book!! It's on my TBR list,
and I'll be hunkering down with it this Fall. I enjoyed
your posting, your bio, and the synopsis. Thank you for
coming here today to let us know about your latest book,
and best of luck in the future with your writing!! I have
a feeling you just gained a new fan!!

Re: The Foxglove Killings (5:25am September 1, 2015):

When I was a child, I walked in during the night, when I
couldn't sleep, on my oldest Sister watching a Horror
movie on TV. Although back then they weren't graphic as
they are now, this movie still had an impression on me,
and to this day, I am unable to watch any Horror movies.
I have been able to read books, but to see something on
the screen, I have to walk away. Your book has me
hooked, and I can't wait to read it, to find out how the
whole thing plays out. It's quite a mesmerizing
synopsis!! I put your book on my TBR list, and it's
going to make the perfect read to usher in Fall. Thank
you for coming here today, and letting us know about your
latest book!!

Re: The Thorn Bearer (9:14am August 28, 2015):

It gives you a chance to put yourself in the place of the
characters of the book, so that you can forget about your
own problems, and be whisked away to a different place, with
new tastes and experiences. In the end, you usually feel
much better after turning the last page. In some cases, you
also learn a little History in the process, so there's a
little extra in your reading. Although I was not alive when
the setting of your latest book took place, there was a lot
written about that time, and also the famous movie!! I'm
looking forward to reading your book, and have put it on my
TBR list. After reading your posting, I know you've really
put your heart into that book, and it should be a wonderful
read. Congratulations!! It should do well!!

Re: Food Baby (8:44am August 28, 2015):

I can't get through the day without nibbling on my Gimbal's
mini jelly beans!! I also keep a glass of Coke nearby to
sip on. My latest craving has been for bags of Munchos
chips. The other cravings aren't too far out of the
ordinary. They're just for foods that I grew up with, so
when the craving gets too strong, I just cook them up
myself, and make my Husband eat them, too!! ha Your book
sounds like fun, since I can't recall really having those
big ice cream binges, other than the occasional ones for a
Frosty from Wendy's. I'm sure you'll bring a couple of them
back to those days of mine, and ring a bell for me!! Loved
your posting!! Congratulations on your book!!

Re: Come Undone (10:15am August 27, 2015):

After reading your posting, I felt that I needed to make a
comment. There was one Author that I adored, and started to
read her series. She decided to take her series in a
different direction, which to me, is no different than
changing the genre, and the way she did it completely turned
me off. I no longer read her books, since you could tell
she was getting a bit bored with the story. As for your
posting, I can see the excitement you have in branching out,
and doubt if you would lose interest. In this case, I would
be behind you going for it!! Not being a child of the 80's,
I'm not really familiar with a lot of Duran Duran songs, but
congratulate you on your undertaking!! It sounds like a
good read nonetheless.

Re: River Wolf (10:06am August 27, 2015):

What inspires me is the joy that I give to others. I do a
lot of knitting, as well as crocheting, and most of what I
make go to friends and family members who have recently
suffered a loss, or are going through a rough patch in their
lives. When I push myself to make a pattern that's just a
little bit harder than normal, because it's a little more
special, and am able to succeed, I know the outcome of that
particular piece that I have made. I know the smile that
it's going to put on someone's face that I took the time to
make something special for them, because I thought about
them, and made them a shawl, for example. I've done this
countless numbers of times, and don't expect kudos for it,
but there was a time not that long ago, where I was unable
to even pick up my needles due to an injury. This is
actually therapeutic for both the person I've given my gift
to, as well as to me. Congratulations on your latest book,
as well as the gift you've given to others!! I'm looking
forward to reading your book as well, and perhaps down the
road, may take a stab at writing my own book!!

Re: Immortal Matchmakers, Inc. (9:41am August 27, 2015):

I'm not a writer - yet, so there's a different type of
inspiration that I look for. Being an avid knitter and
crocheter, and being a volunteer to teach a class every
week, causes me to look in other places. When I'm out
shopping, I pay attention to the knit items that are out on
the racks, and see what colors are popular, as well as the
styles. I also see if there's anything I could make a copy
of myself. There are also a lot of sites to look at, as
well as patterns to get. A person could get lost for hours,
not only looking at patterns, but looking at new techniques
that someone has come up with, as well as new stitches.
Although this pastime can be relaxing, too much can be
stressful at times, and to relax from it, I love to read, or
just get away from it for a bit. Where I live, I have one
of the Great Lakes a mile away from me, with a public beach,
4 miles away. There are also a few small shops I can go
into to look around. There is also farmland and some woods
around me. The wildlife is incredible, and if I just sit
out on the deck, the view is so relaxing!! Sorry for the
long post, but I suppose I came up with a lot of ideas,
too!! Looking forward to reading your book.

Re: A Remarkable Kindness (7:40am August 26, 2015):

I'm looking forward to reading your book!! I could feel the
passion you have for your writing, just by reading your
posting. If that's even a small indication of what's to
come between the pages of your book, I know that I'm in for
quite an experience!! One of my favorite love stories is
called Roses by Leila Meacham. It's a love story that takes
place throughout the lives of not only the Matriarch of the
story, but of the man she loves. The book is quite long at
about 500 pages, but once you start reading it, it's one of
those books you won't be able to put down. I finished it in
one sitting, and pulled an all-nighter, just to find out the
ending!!

Re: Ransom Canyon (10:25am August 25, 2015):

When you stop and think about it, Texas is such a big state,
and there's been so many books written about this state.
Each Author that writes a book, chooses their section of the
state, and it's obvious, because the book has its' own
distinct flavor. There might be cowboys involved, yet, no
two books are alike. I'm looking forward to reading your
latest book, since there's something "cozy" about the way
you write your books. It's like being around an old friend,
and I don't mean that as an insult. Your latest book should
be an interesting read, and I'm sure it's going to do well.
Congratulations on your latest book, as well as on all of
your awards!!

Re: Gypsy Heat (10:07am August 25, 2015):

I'm really going to enjoy reading your latest book, because
after reading your posting, I know that you put a lot of
thought into every word you wrote. You're very thorough
with your thought process, and I agree with all of the
points that you made. Congratulations on your book, and I'm
sure it's going to do very well!!

Re: Stepdog (9:52am August 25, 2015):

Your latest book sounds like quite the adventure!! I'm
really looking forward to reading it. I'm a big animal
lover, having owned both dogs and cats. It's funny that you
own a Portuguese Water Dog, because I've had a lot of
exposure to a certain Portuguese Water Dog, who is actually
an Alpha Dog!! When I had my dog, who was a Dalmatian mix,
she took it on, and tried to attack it. I had to keep them
apart, although my dog was raised to be lovable, and
everyone loved her. This dog also bit me a couple of times,
although not hard. She's high-energy, high-maintenance, yet
can be lovable when she wants to be. She's also a good
watch dog. I wish she was like your dog!! I happen to be
babysitting her with my Husband for the past few days, and
have to keep her away from my two cats, who she wants a
piece of!! This has been a trying time for all of us, and
we've been good to the dog, and spoiling her rotten. Our
dog passed away 4 years ago, and we've raised these kittens
since day one. They fell in our lap, and we needed some
life in our place. Anyway, I'm sorry for the long answer,
but I'm sure that your book is going to do well, and I'm
looking forward to reading it. I'm sure that it's really
not the breed, but the owner when it comes to all breeds of
dogs.

Re: Deadlock (12:29pm August 21, 2015):

Your latest book sounds like a real page-turner, but then
again, each one of your books have a special quality to them
that makes you want to pick them up and read them!! Of
course I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this one!!
Congratulations on what I know is going to be another big
hit!! The one thing that I'm curious about, though, is if
writing now is harder than it was years ago when you were
first starting out. I know the digital age has changed
things dramatically, and everyone, from the Publisher down,
has had to pick up the pace, and change their game plan.
It's also put a bit of a damper on readers such as me, who
love to feel a real book in their hands, and not a machine.
I was just curious. Congratulations once again on your
book. Great cover, too!!

Re: Newport (12:17pm August 21, 2015):

I also had an experience with a Ouija board when I was a
little girl. My older Sister wanted one, and got it as a
gift. I remember being in the basement with both of my
Sisters, and we took turns asking it questions, but it was
so long ago, I can't really recall what it had replied. I
suppose that's a good thing, now!! ha The movie you
referred to, I remember watching as well, because I've read
a lot of books about Houdini over the years. He fascinated
me, so if a movie came out, I watched those as well. I love
every aspect of your latest book, and can't wait to read it.
The setting just adds to the ambiance of the story itself,
and makes me wish I had the book in my hands right now!!
Congratulations on your latest book, which I'm sure is going
to do well!!

Re: Cold as Ice (10:56am August 21, 2015):

The character would be Mary Toliver from the book Roses by
Leila Meacham. Loved reading your posting today. Your wife
is a lucky Woman, because I really picked up on how much
sensitivity you emanate. Your latest book sounds like a
wonderful read, and I know I'll fall in love with Kristen,
too!! Congratulations on your latest book, which I'm sure
is going to do well!!

Re: Moments of Truth (10:16am August 21, 2015):

I also write lists, and have more paper around here than you
could shake a stick at!! Because my mind is always working
and thinking about more than one thing at the same time, I
need to have a list for each thing that I'm thinking about.
There's my home list, a list for the knitting class that I
volunteer to teach, one for things coming up, personal
things, and things that have to do with where I live, since
my Husband and I are managers of the apartment building.
Some days there are multiple lists, and other days there are
only a couple. There is also the running shopping list that
I keep nearby to add items to as I run out of items. It's a
good feeling when I can finish a list and throw away the
paper!! I'm looking forward to reading your book, and true
to form, have it on my TBR list!! ha Congratulations on
your latest book. I'm sure it will do well. I also
apologize for the long-winded answer.

Re: Last Chance Hero (11:35am August 20, 2015):

When I was younger, my Mom, Dad, one Sister and I took a
road trip from Michigan to visit his Army buddy in Maine.
It took a while to get out there, since the speed limits
were still at 55 mph. At one point, I remember taking a
toll road, as well as a ferry to get there. My Sister saw a
sign near Salem, Massachusetts, about the witches, and
begged to stop and see it, so we did. Had it been me, we
would keep going, because my Sister was my Mom's favorite,
and my Mom usually got her way. I really can't recall
anything remarkable about the witches, and have no snapshots
from that part of the trip, but do remember my Dad getting
lost shortly thereafter, and he wasn't a happy camper about
it!! ha I had to use my map-reading abilities to help him
find his way out of the maze of streets he was in, because
he kept going in a circle, and I had told him as much in the
beginning!! I was only about 12 at the time, and who's
going to believe a kid?? He finally did after 10 minutes!!
ha I'm looking forward to reading your book, because you
took me back to happy times that we'll never see again, but
can always recall in our minds and hearts with such
fondness!! Time is marching by too fast for my taste, and
sometimes the technology that goes along with it!!
Congratulations on your book!!

Re: Playing with Trouble (11:16am August 20, 2015):

Your latest book sounds like a really juicy read, but I'm
really looking forward to your Pilot series coming out next
year!! That really has piqued my interest, and I'll be
keeping my eyes peeled for those!! Thank you so much for
coming here, and letting us know about your latest book, as
well as a little more background about it. I always find
that to be interesting, as well as getting to know the
Authors a little bit better. Congratulations on your book,
as I know it's going to do well!!

Re: Lady Emily's Exotic Journey (6:32am August 19, 2015):

I believe that when I read your book, that's going to be the first adventure of the Victorian genre that I've read, now that I've had a chance to think about your question!! I've read some Victorian Romances, but they're all pretty tame next to the book that you've written, and the extent that you've gone through with your research!! It sounds like quite the adventure, and one that I won't want to end, once I start reading it. Congratulations on your latest conquest!!

Re: Consumed by You (5:49am August 19, 2015):

You don't need to convince me about second-chance Romance. I know that they work, because that was how my Husband and I got together. The first time we met, I knew we would be married, but I never told him that. We went our own ways, and got back together a few years later. The rest is history, and we've been married 32 yrs. I'm looking forward to reading your books on the topic, though.

Re: The Boyfriend List (5:35am August 19, 2015):

Now that I've read your excerpt, I can't stop there!! I have to read the rest of your book!! I think that was the whole idea of putting it in your interview!! ha It's fine with me, though!! What's another book on my list of Romances, considering I'm a hopeless Romantic anyway!! Your book will be a breath of fresh air considering some of the books I've been reading of late, and I should be getting to it very soon!! Thank you for coming here and letting us know about it. I can already tell you'll have a big following with this one!!

Re: Sophomores And Other Oxymorons (5:24am August 19, 2015):

Even though I've been out of High School more years than I'd care to admit, I could probably relate to your main character to a degree. Not being popular, and going to school, then to work afterwards, gave me no social life, which suited me fine. Living in my household, it made perfect sense. Anyway, I'm looking forward to reading your book, and perhaps going back in time, and maybe having a few laughs along the way this time. Thank you for letting us know about your books!!

Re: Falling for the P.I. (8:48am August 18, 2015):

I can go either way when it comes to kids being in books. It really depends on my mood. There are times when you want to read a real "classic" Romance, and other times when you're in the mood for a more laid-back style of Romance. That's where the kids would come in. Both have their moments, and both are equally as enjoyable. When I started to read your posting about your latest book, it actually made me start to laugh, and I'm looking forward to reading it. Congratulations on your latest book!! I'm sure it will do well.

Re: Murder On The Horizon (8:31am August 18, 2015):

After reading your posting, it made me reflect back on things that I've done in my life. Although not as exciting, I must commend you for all the good works that you've chosen to do with yours. I should add with your Husband!! It takes a special type of person to want to do the type of grueling work that you do, which sometimes is a thankless job, and other times is filled with joy. You've also done enough to fill 10 lifetimes, and have so many incredible memories to last you, from the time you were growing up. It seems that if you grow up in Michigan, all things are possible!! I've lived here all my life, and am constantly amazed by things that even I have accomplished!! Congratulations on your latest book!! I'm looking forward to reading it, and am sure that it's going to do well!!

Re: The Guilty One (8:15am August 18, 2015):

This was truly an amazing posting, and I'm looking forward to reading your book!! Every time I read the synopsis, I keep reminding myself that I have your book on my TBR list, and I better get myself in gear, and pick up a copy already!! Thank you for coming here, giving a little more background on yourself, as well as the book, and reminding us "slackers" to pick up a copy and start reading it!! Your book is the perfect read for this time of year - the lull between late Summer and Fall, when you're itching for a great read to plug into that space. Congratulations on your book!!

Re: Berried Secrets (11:08am August 17, 2015):

When I read your posting, I was jumping out of my seat!! We live so close to each other, and yet so far away!! I'm a few hours from you, and would love to teach you how to knit or crochet. Crocheting is much easier, since it's basically a series of loops, to simplify it. Here we have the same 1st name, and I volunteer to teach a knitting and crochet class every week where I live. I also love to read when I find the time, and have always loved to cook as well, although my Husband has given me a bit of a break from it for now. I have a bit too much on my plate, and am trying to play catch up!! Anyway, your book sounds amazing, and am looking forward to reading it. Who wouldn't want to read a book with a plot from their home state?? Best of luck with your future books, since I know this one will be a hit, and look up a yarn shop in your area. They're always teaching classes there, since I can't come across the state to teach you myself, unfortunately.

Re: What the Fly Saw (10:56am August 17, 2015):

This is a very interesting story line, and I can't say that I've ever seen anything close to it. It has me intrigued enough to want to read the book, even though I missed the first book in the series. Crime novels rate right up there in my book, along with mysteries, and I'm looking forward to finding out how the story plays out!! Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm sure that it's going to do well.

Re: Chalk Lines & Lipstick (10:45am August 17, 2015):

I really enjoyed your interview. You have a lot of spunk, and I'm sure it's going to rub off into your latest book. Although I've never been exposed to any of your books until now, I'm really looking forward to reading your latest book!! It sounds like a really fun read, and will take me out of the rut that I'm currently in with my books. The story lines have been a bit on the deep side. Thank you for coming here today, and letting us know about your latest book, and best of luck with your future endeavors!!

Re: Plantation Shudders (9:42am August 17, 2015):

I'm sure that going from one writing medium to another was quite a change for you, but I'm thrilled to learn about your book!! It sounds like the perfect read to shake up my TBR list, and I'm looking forward to reading it. Your book has all of the elements that I adore, from the setting on down, and it sounds like quite a read!! Congratulations on your book, and I'm sure it's going to do quite well!!

Re: Journeys of the Heart (3:01pm August 14, 2015):

After reading the synopsis of this book, I was hooked!! The stories in this book grabbed my heart, and I can't wait to read it!! Even though each of you ladies have a different story to tell, you each have an interesting story to say, and I'm looking forward to reading each one. Thank you for coming here and letting us know about the book!!

Re: Darkest Misery (9:57am August 14, 2015):

The good part is that they get the main part in the book!! They're strong, cute, have power, usually have access to whatever they need for a weapon, usually get the guy, and if they get injured, they usually come out of it ok.

Re: The Bones Will Speak (9:29am August 14, 2015):

Well, Carrie!! You sure lead a busy and exciting life!! Between those beautiful dogs, your forensic work, and your writing, it's a miracle that you found time to come here to tell us about your latest book!! I'm so glad that you did, however, because I'm itching now to get my hands on a copy. In answer to your question, I'm not sure about the Romance aspect, although I'm sure it might make the topic at hand not so heavy, if you know what I mean, which could make it a good thing. So I could go either way, as long as the Romance isn't overpowering in the book. Congratulations on your latest book, and I'll be looking forward to reading it.

Re: Loom and Doom (11:18am August 12, 2015):

In my case, I went from city living most of my life, to living in the country just a few years ago. I wouldn't change it for the world!! I might not have a view of the mountains, but I'm a mile away from one of the Great Lakes!! There are woods a few yards away, and farmland behind my place, as well as across the street. It's fascinating to watch the farmers work, and to figure out which crop is going to grow every year. The wildlife is beautiful and wonderful to watch. As for your book, weaving has always fascinated me, and I love mysteries, so you have covered all the bases. I'm really looking forward to reading it!! The cover is beautifully done with all the artwork. Someone did an amazing job on it. Congratulations on your book!!

Re: Mercy's Rescue (11:02am August 12, 2015):

After reading the synopsis of the book, I could literally feel the emotion that you put into it!! I'm really looking forward to reading it, but have to put it on my TBR list for now. It's going to make such a great read for early Fall. Thank you so much for coming here and letting us in on not only a little snippet of your life, but to let us know about your book. Congratulations!!

Re: Undercover with the Earl (10:50am August 12, 2015):

I don't really pay much attention when I'm actually reading the book, considering I enjoy all Romance novels, but it seems that I enjoy the Pursuer books a bit more. It's funny that you were talking about reading your first Romance novel to get you hooked, and for me it was reading Poetry by such people as Elizabeth Barrett Browning and her Husband, I believe his name was Robert Browning. My first introduction to them just made me swoon, and turned me into a Romantic!! I'm looking forward to reading your latest book, since I know you always put a piece of your heart into your books!!

Re: Untrue Colors (10:41am August 12, 2015):

I have to take issue with your TBR comment. Amazon is a wonderful outlet to purchase books on, and I have purchased my share on there. However, there are other outlets to get books on as well. When someone says that they're putting a book on a TBR list, that doesn't mean they're necessarily NOT going to read you, because you don't have a sale on Amazon. They could have purchased the book somewhere else. They also might have other books ahead of yours, which I am extremely guilty of, and don't have time to jump on every book that comes down the pike, because I DO have a life!! I also do volunteer to teach a knitting class, and have a home life. My Husband and I are Managers of the apartments where we live, and are always on call. My Father also passed away suddenly last year, and I'm STILL trying to get everything straightened out there, but he lived over 2 hours away, and it's hard for me to get back there. So when I say I would love to read your book, and have put it on my TBR list, it's not just a line. I will get to it when I can. My life is just a bit involved at the moment.

Re: The Great Estate (10:26am August 12, 2015):

What I need to do is get my hands on the first 5 seasons. Where I live, I was only able to pick up Canadian TV stations on my TV, which didn't leave me with much. I had 2 channels, and their programming left little to be desired. We've finally been able to upgrade, and I'll be able to watch TV like everyone else, so it's going to be a treat for me to watch the show!! I'm looking forward to it. I'm also looking forward to reading your book!! It's on my TBR list, since this Summer has been a bit more busy than I had thought it would be, and looks that way into the Fall, but I am slowly making headway. When you lose a Parent, it sort of changes things around your household, and adds things to your daily life that you didn't anticipate.

Re: Hot Point (1:07pm August 10, 2015):

You may have forgotton the First Blood Series with Sylvester Stallone and Conan the Barbarian - the original. Your book sounds like a good read, and I'm looking forward to it!! Congratulations on your book, and I'm sure it will do well!!

Re: Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes (12:59pm August 10, 2015):

First off, let me start by saying how truly sorry I am for your loss. After having lost my own Father last year, along with my Mother a few years prior to that, I can share your feeling to a degree. The pain eases, but never entirely goes away. As for your book, I'm glad that you came here today to talk about it, because I was probably one of the only ones who was left in the dark about it!! lol Now that I'm aware of your book, I'll be able to put it on my TBR list, and be able to read it!! The story line sounds really good, and it will be one of those books that I need to "shake up" my reading, due to ruts I get myself stuck into. My genres are all over the map, as they say, but depending on my mood, I will tend to read the same subject like a broken record, and need a book like yours to break me out of the mold. Thank you for coming and filling us in on your career. Best of luck to you in the future!!

Re: A Little Night Murder (12:45pm August 10, 2015):

When I started to read your posting, I was praying that this was a kick off to your series!! Your book sounds so good, and I hope that I'll be able to catch up when I read it, because I do intend to read it!! I'll have it on my TBR list, and will have to read the other 9 to catch up to speed. Congratulations on what I'm sure is a big hit!! Who doesn't love these types of books??

Re: Revenge Of The Chili Queens (12:38pm August 10, 2015):

I love the cover to your latest book!! It's as hot and colorful as the chili peppers!! The story itself sounds like great fun, and I'm looking forward to reading it!! Congratulations on your book, and I'm sure it's going to do well!! Who doesn't love a good bowl of chili - especially when Fall is right around the corner??

Re: The Wiregrass (12:32pm August 10, 2015):

My writing is influenced by the way I was raised. My Parents, as well as my Grandmother, and other relatives had a big influence on me. After reading the Autobiography of Helen Keller when I was a very young girl, changed my life in many ways, and I patterned my life after her, since she became my hero. Along the way, many people influenced me, and with life experiences, it helped shape my writing. After reading the synopsis of your book, as well as your posting, I know that your book is too important for me to pass up. Congratulations on your book, and I've put it on my TBR list. I'm looking forward to reading it!!

Re: Black-Eyed Susans (12:21pm August 10, 2015):

The weather here is perfect to curl up with a book like this!! Overcast with thundershowers predicted - the perfect setting for reading a real thriller!! How I wish the excerpt had kept on going, but for now, I have to put this book on my TBR list, and get to it real soon!! I can understand why it's being named the read of the Summer!! Congratulations on your book, and I know that this will be one book that I'll be savoring, and probably passing around to a couple of people I know!!

Re: Sex, Secrets and Happily Ever Afters (11:52am August 9, 2015):

It's funny that you should mention Stephanie Evanovich. I haven't had a chance to read her books yet, since they're on my TBR list. I don't know if you've read any books by Janet Evanovich yet, namely her series starting with book One through Twenty One, which should be hitting the shelves any time now. Her humor is quite good in her books, and you'll be caught up in the romance as well. The story line is so good, you can read one in a day, sometimes a bit longer. Congratulations on your latest book!! It sounds like you have another winner, and I'll be putting your book on my TBR list, too!! It should make for some great reading when I need to shake up my list a little bit. Love the cover, too!!

Re: Asylum (11:40am August 9, 2015):

Ah, Jeannette!! Here I was going to tell you in my comments that you should get a job with the Mayor's office, since you do such a good job pitching the fine points about Montreal, that I was ready to grab my purse, and run out the door for the car!! Then I read the synopsis about the book, and went - oops!! Maybe you don't want that job!! lol Montreal sounds like a wonderful place to visit, and your book sounds like a great read. I think I'll start with your book, and save my pennies, so that I can really enjoy your City and all it has to offer. Thank you for coming here today, and letting us know about your part of the world, as well as your book. I'll be looking forward to both!!

Re: A Peach of a Pair (10:24am August 8, 2015):

Normally I like to have a nice, cold Coke, but in the mixed drink category, since I have no need to make a punch bowl full here, to make a drink per glass, all you need is some Orange Juice, and a little Peach Schnapps to taste!! If you don't care for Peach, you can always substitute Strawberry, which is just as good!! My other favorite is a Black Russian, when I'm feeling naughty, which isn't too often. That is half Kahlua and half Vodka!! lol I'm looking forward to reading your book, and congratulate you on another hit!! It looks like I'll be putting my knitting aside for a day or two to be swept away to your wonderful world!! Great cover!!

Re: Falling for Texas (10:15am August 7, 2015):

First off, the characters should be believable. By that, I mean they should be everyday people, not people who do things so over-the-top, that you have a hard time relating to them. The story line is also important. It should move along fluidly. Sometimes an Author gets so hung up on one part of the book, that they forget about the other, and the book starts to drag. Then there's the language. There's no reason to fill up a book with cuss words!! You can get your point across just as easily without swearing all the time. It makes for a more enjoyable read. I also like to laugh, and when I open a book, I want to kick back and enjoy myself, not read a slew of cuss words. I'm not a prude by any means, but if I'm in the mood for that type of book, I know what to look for, either by Author or cover. I don't want to be surprised!! I loved reading your posting today, and am sure that I'll love reading your book!! It sounds as if you've put a great deal of thought, as well as love into your books!! Congratulations on what I'm sure will be a big hit!!

Re: The Assassins of Altis (9:28am August 6, 2015):

There are two books that I loved. One classic is Gone With the Wind. Another book that was written not that long ago was Roses by Leila Meacham. Those are the only two that come to mind, trying to think, quick on my feet. There are so many books that I've read over the years, that it's hard to pigeonhole a particular book to a category. I feel it's also open to the reader's interpretation. What one reader feels is real might not be real to another, so I'll leave my 2 choices there, instead of adding more. Your latest book sounds very interesting, and I'll be looking forward to reading it. Congratulations!! Mark Twain was one of my favorites growing up, and I loved your quotes thrown in and used as a writing technique!!

Re: A Radical Arrangement (9:30am August 5, 2015):

I can't give you a specific name, but I am involved with charities having to do with animals. They don't have a voice, so someone has to step forward and speak for them, as well as take care of them!! I adored the excerpt you gave us to read, and I'm sure that I'll love the book as well!! The cover is beautiful, too!! Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm sure it's going to do well!!

Re: Her Shirtless Gentleman (9:15am August 5, 2015):

I really enjoyed reading your posting today, on many levels. I began by going down memory lane. As a little girl, I, too, was a tomgirl, and loved to climb trees - especially the cherry tree in our backyard, so I could eat the sweet cherries as I climbed!! The only drawback was the orange streaks the bark would leave on my pants and shirt, which would set my Mother off into the ballistic zone!! lol In reflection, I can't say that I don't blame her, and don't even remember if those stains ever came out of my clothes. I moved on to play with the boys my age down the street, and we went on to climb larger trees which were obviously higher, and more of a challenge. I loved your sentence about being the tree, and will have to remember it!! I'm also taken with your latest book, and have put it on my TBR list. I can't wait to pick it up and read it!! You have a stunning cover for your book, and I Thank You for leaving the heads on the characters for your book!! So many Authors are leaving their characters off nowadays, and I think it takes something away from their story. They just want to show the guys' six-pack, or some other thing, and I'd rather see the entire character. Congratulations on your latest book, and Thank You for my walk down memory lane!!

Re: Fudging the Books (4:57pm August 4, 2015):

Due to health issues, I haven't been able to travel for a while. When I was able to travel, I loved going with my Husband to Gaitlinburg, Tennessee!! The climate was ideal there, and there was one street in particular, that I loved to walk down. It was full of little shops, so you could go into them, one at a time, and shop to your hears' content!! Those were the days!! lol I also like Leelenau, Michigan. Besides being right by the water, there are so many little towns up and down the peninsula, along with a couple of casinos, if you feel daring. It's charming out there, and the shops are quaint, along with some of the restaurants. At least they were the last time I was there. I'm looking forward to reading your book, and know I'll be salivating while reading it, being the chocoholic that I am!! lol Congratulations on your latest book, which I know will do well!! The cover is stunning as usual!!

Re: Midnight on the Mississippi (4:42pm August 4, 2015):

Almost every time my Husband and I went camping, there was a certain area that I was attracted to. I kept telling my Husband how much I loved the area, and would love to live there. Little did I know that within the decade, we would be moving there for good!! Without giving the city away on line, I am out in the country, yet a mile away from a major lake, so you could say I pretty much have the best of both worlds. I also have the 4 seasons, and even if some people move to escape Winter, I love to watch it snow, and don't mind being out in it that much, although out here we seem to get blizzards!! lol My Best Friend lives out in New Orleans, and I can't wait to read your latest book!! It sounds like such a good book, that I wish I had it to read tonight!! I also have a good friend who lives in Mississippi, so that book will have special meaning, too!! Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm sure it's going to do well!!

Re: Dream A Little Scream (4:06pm August 4, 2015):

The story line for your book is totally different from any other book that I've seen lately, and is so interesting, that I wish I had a copy in my hands, so I could start reading it!! For now, I have to have you on my TBR list, until I can get my hands on a copy. Since I've branched out this year, and have been reading different genres, your book is going to be a very welcomed addition to my Summer reading list. Congratulations on what I'm sure will be a big hit!! The cover is beautifully done, too!!

Re: A Dish Best Served Cold (3:57pm August 4, 2015):

The one Author who comes to mind for me is Mary Higgins Clark. At one time, I couldn't wait for her next book to come out, and then I would inhale it, as soon as I got my hands on it!! After that, I began to branch out with my genres, and now I'm a bit all over the map, as they say, and have been reading Historical books at the moment. Your book sounds like it would be just the ticket to get me out of my rut, even though the books I've been reading have been interesting, but I need a bit of a shake-up!! Your book sounds really good!! Congratulations, and I hope that your book does really well!!

Re: Exposing the Heiress (3:41pm August 4, 2015):

There are a few things that I love doing in order to relax. Knitting and crocheting are two things that automatically take my mind off of my worries. Since I volunteer to teach a class every week, I always have some project going, so there's always something that I'm working on. Reading is another one of my ways to relax. I keep the book that I'm reading right next to me at all times, because you never know when you can get a couple of minutes free to read a few sentences - even while you're on the computer!! lol Since I live out in the country, I can always sit out on the deck, and watch the birds, deer, and turkeys. We put out a few bird feeders, and they're always coming to feed. It's very quiet, and sometimes I even take my knitting out, or a good book!! I'm also near one of the Great Lakes, so I can drive up the road to go to the beach and look for beach glass and shells, or just sit for a while and watch the ships and people. My last resort is just to take a nap and sleep it off!! That is my long list of things to do. My absolute resort, which should have been my first, is to get a copy of your latest book and read it. I love the story line, and I'm sure it's going to make for a great read!! Congratulations on your latest book, and it's on my TBR list for sure!!

Re: Never Always Sometimes (3:25pm August 4, 2015):

Not only do I love the story line to your book, but I really enjoyed reading the interview!! You're a very bright and interesting young man, and my hat goes off to you!! To be so young, and to already have a book published is quite an accomplishment, and you should be proud of yourself. With all of those travels under your belt, you should have plenty to write about, and after this book, I'm sure that I'll be looking forward to reading more from you. I've put your book on my TBR list, and will be winding up my Summer/early Fall with your book. Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a big hit for you!! It reminded me of someone from my past, so I'm sure it will be an enjoyable read for me.

Re: Where the Moon Shines Brightest (11:21am August 1, 2015):

Ever since I've been married, most of the traveling I did with my Husband was pretty much in my home State, since there is so much to do here!! We were campers in our younger days, so the trips we were able to take were mostly weekend jaunts. That being said, there was one book that touched me so deeply, that it actually haunts me to this day. It's called Roses by Leila Meacham. Even though it's around 500 pages or so, I did an all-night bender, just to finish the story, since I couldn't put the book down!! Since I connected more with the characters more than I did with the area, I believe that it took place in Texas, and that's one place that I've always wanted to see. There are certain areas that have always peaked my interest. Your writing has touched me as well, and I'm looking forward to reading your book. I'm hoping that when I'm through with it, I'll be able to get my Husband to read it. If not, there's a good friend of mine who's always looking for a good book to read, and of course I'll pass it on to her!! Congratulations on your latest book, which I'm sure will do well!!

Re: A Dream for Love (10:48am August 1, 2015):

You gave such great ideas, and Martha's Vineyard sounds like such a wonderful place to visit, but at that particular time of year, I would RUN like the plague to go somewhere where I could relax, and spend leisurely time, at my pace, with no crowds!! I live in a resort area, and know what it's like to have hoards of people around to the point that you can't even do simple things because you can't get down the street!! The last hurrah of Summer is going to be coming up in a couple of weeks. Although this venture is a lot of fun, it's also dangerous for drivers, as well as pedestrians, and can be a bit nerve-wracking!! It's a huge garage sale that goes on for about 100 miles through our State, and it's on a main highway. Tons of people show up for it, and they just pull out into 55mph traffic. Pedestrians walk across the street without looking. They park on the shoulder of the road. Traffic is clogged up for miles!! So we have our own taste of Martha's Vineyard, so to speak, without the Secret Service!! lol We also live by one of the Great Lakes, which offers beautiful scenery, as well as tons of things to do. Enjoy the rest of your Summer, as I will be sure to enjoy the rest of mine. I have your latest book on my TBR list.

Re: Torrents of Destruction (10:20am July 31, 2015):

This year I decided to go out of the box, and read genres that I normally don't read. This experiment has worked out quite well for the most part, since I've been able to read genres that I normally wouldn't have read, and will probably read again. I can't say that I have an absolute favorite, but gravitate towards all fiction, and non-fiction alike, especially if it's Historical. Lately I've been reading a lot of books having to do with WWII. It gives me a connection to my late Father, who passed away last year, and the stories I've read touch my heart and are incredible. I also like mysteries as well as Romance, so my reading habits go all across the board, as they say. I'm sure I've missed some genres, and didn't mean to miss any, but they all depend on my mood at that particular time. If I'm really up, I'll read a WWII book, but if I'm feeling down, I'll reach for a book to raise my spirits.

Re: To Mate an Assassin (11:44am July 30, 2015):

I get inspired by the world around me in general. From the moment I wake up and start my day, I get amazed by something. Be it watching the birds out the window, or seeing something on line, or reading something in a book, or an article in a magazine, or even a passing conversation. Little things inspire me. Because I volunteer to teach a knitting and crochet class, I need to stay on my toes, so to speak, so my eyes, as well as my thoughts are always open to fresh ideas and thoughts. I do a lot of reading, be it regular books, as well as books related to my craft. I also think a lot, to come up with ideas for class. I'm looking forward to reading your latest book. Congratulations on your book, and I'm sure that it will do well!!

Re: Haunted Echoes (11:01am July 30, 2015):

I've never read Harry Potter. I've never read the Twilight series either!! Perhaps it's all the hype that surrounded it. There was just something about it that didn't appeal to me, so I didn't bother with it. There's something about your book, however, that has my interest peaked. I'm going to have to give it a try, and see if I like it or not. It seems that your series might be one that I'll be able to get into. Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: Baby's Got Bite (10:42am July 30, 2015):

If they made a reality show of my life, it would be a cross between Dr. Doolittle, How to Knit and Crochet, Living with Health Issues, and How to Take Charge. My life might be a little crazy from time to time, but I don't know how you do it!! Your book sounds interesting, and I'm looking forward to reading it. Congratulations, and I'm sure it's going to do well!!

Re: Spider's Trap (9:43am July 30, 2015):

I have to admit that I haven't read any of the books in the series, but your latest book sounds interesting, and I'll have to have a look at it. I've put it on my TBR list, and will be looking at the books prior to this one as well. Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm sure it's going to do well. The central theme of the series is very intriguing!!

Re: Traitor (9:34am July 30, 2015):

This isn't my normal genre of reading material, but I would give these books a try. They sound quite interesting, and would be a shake-up to my Summer reading material. I've put them on my TBR list, and am looking forward to reading them. Could I have been drugged as well??? lol Great job reviewing them, and I'll see if this will be a new genre for me, since this is the year that I'm spreading my wings, and going out of my comfort zone a little. Thank you for letting us know about these books!!

Re: The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts (9:24am July 30, 2015):

In answer to your question, I'd have to say that my life in the country would make great fiction. I'm up early in the morning to feed all the birds that congregate here, putting out the hummingbird feeder, as well as suet for the woodpeckers, jelly for the orioles, and seed for all the other birds that come. I also feed my 2 fur babies (cats), who stay indoors, and love to watch the birds from the sliding door. The deer are out in the field by then, and once Winter gets here, and food is scarce, my Husband and I try to get food to them. Some days the wild turkeys are out in the field as well. We also have 2 stray cats that someone conveniently dropped off, and we have adopted, which we feed every day. They eat outside, of course, and their meal is taken to a special secluded spot outside. Our job is done until late afternoon when the raccoons come on the deck to see what's for dinner. It's a Mother and her baby, and my Husband loves to feed them, and watch them eat. My cats go insane when they show up, wanting to play with them in the worst way!! lol By nightfall, when the bats are flying, we start to bring in the suet and hummingbird feeder, or risk losing it to the raccoons by morning. One day a week I also volunteer to teach a knitting class, which is a lot of fun. My Husband and I are caretakers where we live, and no two days are really the same. There are other tenants here, so you can imagine what it's like. I apologize for the long answer. I have your book on my TBR list, and am really looking forward to reading it!! Congratulations on your book!!

Re: And Then He Kissed Me (9:04am July 30, 2015):

Hi, Kim!! Don't worry too much about the paranormal genre. There are more than enough readers of fiction that love a good Romance story any day!! When I see a werewolf book, I make a cross symbol with my fingers, and run the other way!! lol Your latest book sounds like a great read for my Summer reading, so I put it on my TBR list. This will be my first motorcycle book, but I couldn't think of a better Author to choose for my initiation!! The cover of your book was beautifully done as well!! Welcome to Michigan, too!! I think you'll love the state. There's plenty to see and do here.

Re: Pretty Lawless (8:50am July 30, 2015):

The only pick-up line I have for you is this one. Nice to meet the woman who's going to be the mother of my children! Instead of pick-up lines, I'd rather be picking up these great books and reading them!! Your book really sounds good, and I can't wait to see how it all plays out!! Congratulations on what I know is going to be a big hit!! I love the cover as well!! It's on my TBR list, and will make a welcomed addition to my Summer reading list!!

Re: A Rancher of Her Own (7:56am July 29, 2015):

I like Romances because when you're done with the book, you usually end up feeling good!! They're the type of book that helps you to relax. You can get carried away with the characters, and sometimes the plot takes you away to places you've never been before - sometimes even exotic places, where you can relax, and read about other people sharing some happiness together. That in itself makes you feel good. Your latest book sounds good, and I'm looking forward to seeing how the story unfolds. Congratulations on your book!!!

Re: Do Not Forsake Me (7:46am July 29, 2015):

Not only has the love been there for over 33 years, but we understand each other, and we've been there to help the other one up when they need it, so to speak. We've been there as one, through thick and thin, and have learned to work as one unit. Congratulations on your latest book!! I'm looking forward to reading it, as I always look forward to your books. It's currently on my TBR list, and will make a nice addition for my late Summer reading!! Wonderful work on the cover, too!! It should do well!!

Re: Where the Moon Shines Brightest (1:11pm July 28, 2015):

Don't shoot me because I grew up in the North!! lol I love to read books that are considered memoirs. They touch me deeply, and this is going to be my first that's written from a man's perspective. I'm looking forward to reading it more than you realize. My Best Friend lives down South, so I'm already familiar with what life is like down there, but have no idea what it was like down there during that time. I'd like to not only compare it to life up North, but run a sort of parallel, if you follow me. Congratulations on your book, and I hope you have sales to the stratosphere!! It's on my TBR list, and is going to make my Summer reading complete!!

Re: Siren's Call (1:04pm July 28, 2015):

I enjoyed reading the interview, and am looking forward to reading not only this book, but the other books. This year I decided to read beyond my normal genre, and so far have not been disappointed!! I'm looking forward to reading your book coming out in December, too!! Congratulations on your book, and best of luck with your future endeavors!! Your books should do very well!! Love the cover to your book, too!!

Re: The Maverick's Accidental Bride (12:59pm July 28, 2015):

I've stopped reading series books, except for one, because it seems that the Authors I've chosen so far have taken a great story line, and either become bored with it, or don't know where to take the story, so they go all over the map, and the book is no longer a good read. With all of the awards that you've earned, it looks like I'm going to have to give your books a try, even if I'm diving into the middle of the mix, and see if I like them. Hopefully you will have another fan!! Congratulations on your latest book. It sounds like it will really be an interesting and fun read, and I can't wait to get my hands on it!! I've put it on my TBR list.

Re: Pregnant by the Cowboy CEO (12:52pm July 28, 2015):

It sounds like you have a lovely place to come up with so many great ideas for your books - with or without the mosquitos!! lol I'm looking forward to reading your latest book, and have added it to my TBR list. Summer is flying by, and your book will be a welcomed addition to read before the weather begins to cool. Thank you for coming here and letting us know about your latest book!!

Re: Lone Rider (10:36am July 27, 2015):

These will probably sound gross to you, but my Mom made these cookies only for the Holidays. They were a special prune-filled cookie, that looked like a small crescent roll. There's a lot of work involved to making them, since they take 2 days to make. To this day, I make them every Christmas, since everyone who's had them, can't wait for me to make them!! I usually make a big batch, then pass them out to friends and family, since my Sisters haven't followed any of my Mom's traditions. I'll have to try your recipe now, since cornstarch is an interesting ingredient that I don't recall putting in a cookie recipe before. They sound quick, and I'm sure they're good!!

Re: Calamity Jayne and the Sisterhood of the Traveling Lawn Gnome (10:27am July 27, 2015):

I'm currently passionate about my knitting and crocheting. I've been doing it for over 30 years, however I had to stop for a few years due to an injury, when I injured my hand and arm, and had to give it up for a few years, which was hard to do - both mentally and physically. I was asked to volunteer my time and teach a class, which I am currently doing. It takes up a lot of time, but I love what I do. Reading is also a passion of mine, which I squeeze in to relax. There is a book in my head which I'd love to write. I'd love to write it in longhand, since writing it out by computer scares me, and due to the fact that I don't have the space, it can't be done. That is the one thing on my bucket list, and has been for years. Your latest book sounds like a great read for this time of year, and I'm looking forward to reading it, as well as the other books I can get my hands on in print. Congratulations on your book, and I'm sure it will do well!! I don't know how you did it raising triplets!!

Re: The Lost Treasure of the Templars (10:14am July 27, 2015):

If I ever read an interview that kept me glued to my seat, this definately had to be the one!! I enjoy reading about History myself, regardless of the Country, and know that I'm going to enjoy this book!! Thank you so much for coming today, and letting us know about your latest book!! I can't wait to read it, and am sure I'm going to enjoy the trilogy!! I think that you just picked up a new fan!! Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a huge hit!!

Re: Release Me (10:38am July 25, 2015):

I'm not familiar with this series, but it sounds like it's the perfect read that you can really sink your teeth into (no pun intended)!! This will make the perfect read to round out the Summer, and I've put it on my TBR list. I'm normally not a big fan of trilogies, but this particular story probably has to be broken up into more than one book, so it's going to be a treat to read it. Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm sure it's going to do well!!

Re: Starry Knight (11:22am July 24, 2015):

This isn't my normal genre, but the story line has me intrigued. I'll have to give the book a try, and perhaps I'll be hooked!! It sounds as if there's enough action, along with the love scenes, to make this quite an exciting read to round out my Summer reading. Thank you for stopping by to let us know about it!!

Re: No Safe Harbor (11:04am July 24, 2015):

I've never been to a handfasting, and it's such an unusual practice, that I wish I'd known about it. I would have incorporated it somehow into my ceremony when I got married. If I know of anyone who plans on getting married in the future, I'm going to mention this ceremony to them, and I believe it will be well-received, since it's not only a beautiful part to include, but so meaningful. Thank you for coming here and letting us know about it!! Thank you for letting us know about your latest book, too!! I already have it bookmarked on my TBR list, and can't wait to read it. It sounds like it's going to be a great read, and should do well!!

Re: Nowhere to Hide (9:55am July 23, 2015):

With violence, you tend to always keep a wall up around yourself, because you're always afraid of being hurt again. You stay in defense mode, so to speak, both mentally and physically, so there's no way for you to really be who you really want to be. Even if you let someone intimately into your life, you never let your guard down completely, because you've been hurt so badly. Sometimes it takes a long time to get into an intimate relationship, if at all. This depends on the circumstances of the violence - if it was mental or physical. Both can be debilitating to a degree. They also destroy a feeling of self-worth. I'm looking forward to reading your latest book, and as always, I'm sure it's going to be a winner!! Congratulations!!

Re: Lady Beresford's Lover (9:37am July 22, 2015):

That was a very entertaining excerpt that you chose for today's posting, and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the book!! The cover of your book is beautifully done as well!! Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm sure it's going to do quite well.

Re: Fly Me (9:27am July 22, 2015):

Let me start my comments by stating that I am deeply sorry for your loss, and not only feel for you, but will keep you in my prayers. Since losing my Father last year, along with some other close relatives, after reading that passage was like reliving that wound, and I can only imagine what you have had to endure. You've done a wonderful job with your Family, and should be proud!! It shows in the book that you wrote, since the story line sounds like your heart and soul was put into every word written. I'm looking forward to reading it, and have put it on my TBR list. Congratulations on your book, and I have a feeling it's going to do well!!

Re: Naked (9:09am July 22, 2015):

I've never made honey cake, but the recipe sounds easy enough, and yummy enough. I just have to do some minor conversions to make it. What would me even yummier would be to read your book, since it's been on my radar, almost since it's come out!! I've always been fascinated with Historical figures, as well as History, and I'm sure your book will not disappoint!! Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm sure it's going to do quite well!!

Re: Welcome to Fat Chance, Texas (2:27pm July 21, 2015):

The title of your book was deceiving. I'm glad that I read the whole story about how your book was put together, or I never would have had a "chance" at wanting to read a book with a more interesting story line such as yours!! This is just the type of book that will shake up the lineup of books that I've been reading this Summer, and take me out of the doldrums a bit. I've been going out of my genre a bit this year and testing the waters, and although your book doesn't do that, the story line is different enough to fall into that category. Thank you for coming here and letting us know about your book!! Congratulations on your book, and I hope that it does well!!

Re: Over the Top (2:17pm July 21, 2015):

I would say the best thing about a small town is living in a big town all of your life, then coming to a small town to settle when the timing is perfect!! That's what I did when the chips were basically down in my life, but I'm living with my Husband in the area that I've always loved, and never looked back!! I'm a small-town girl now!! As for your book, the synopsis has me totally entranced, and I'll be putting it on my TBR list right after I get done with this comment. It should do amazingly well, and I'm sure it will be a real page-turner!! Congratulations on what should be one heck of a read!!

Re: The CEO Buys In (2:09pm July 21, 2015):

I don't recall ever seeing a book with this story line before, and it sounds like a great book to round out my Summer reading with!! What perfect timing on this book!! My interest is really peaked, and I definately have it on my TBR list!! Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm sure it's going to do quite well. I'm ready for a romance that's a little out of the ordinary, and this book certainly fits the bill!!

Re: Double Mint (1:56pm July 21, 2015):

I've never been to a book club meeting, but I've sure been to a couple of casinos before!! I love my books, and haven't been to a casino in ages!! Your books sound like such fun, and it sounds like you put your heart and soul into each book that you write!! I have a feeling that I just found a new favorite Author to read!! Thank you for coming here today, and not only letting us know about your books, but letting us know a little bit about how your mind ticks. It's always fun to know that little "extra" behind the books that you want to read, and I have yours on my TBR list!!

Re: Bum Rap (10:32am July 20, 2015):

Please don't sue me because I wasn't aware that your books existed!! I'm just glad that you came here today to let us know about your latest book, so that I could start playing catch-up!! I love reading legal thrillers, and your book is no exception, although I believe that the story line is above others that have come down the pike recently, and I'm really looking forward to reading them!! I've put you on my TBR list, not just your books, and will be searching for the books to round out my Summer reading list. Thank you for coming here today, and Congratulations on your latest book!! I know it's going to do well!!

Re: School's Out for Murder (10:21am July 20, 2015):

My Parents were so strict, that if I didn't do my homework, I wouldn't be able to sit for a week!! I always had to make sure I did my homework every day as soon as I got home from school, before I could even go out and play. I'm looking forward to your latest book. Congratulations!!

Re: Wanted (10:14am July 20, 2015):

I've never really analyzed the type of hero that I like to read. Of course, they shouldn't be abusive, but on the whole, they should be smart, sharp, tender when they need to be, and funny for starters. If a character is too complicated, it's actually a bit of a turn-off. Your latest character reminds me of my Husband in so many ways, and yes - it makes it an adventure to live with him. On the other hand, people say that I'm a very "cerebral" person, so I suppose that's one of the things that make us so compatable. We have a lot of deep discussions on different topics, and although we don't always agree, it does get quite animated!! lol I'm looking forward to reading your book, since your story line grabbed me right away!! Congratulations on your book, and I'm sure it's going to be a big hit!!

Re: Hell or High Water (9:57am July 20, 2015):

To be honest with you, the Author has more draw to me than a song or a Singer does!! I'm looking forward to reading your latest book, and put it on my TBR list. Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm sure it's going to do quite well!! Love the cover and title, too!!

Re: Caught on Camera (8:58am July 19, 2015):

I actually have a couple of ways of interacting with my favorite Authors. Those that I've connected with, I either write to via their personal e-mail account, and we correspond back and forth that way, or we write back and forth via regular "snail mail." As for Facebook, I don't have an account, and don't plan on opening one, for reasons I don't care to get into on this posting. I also don't own an e-reader, although I'd love to. I also love to feel the "real" book in my hands, and flip the pages. There are a few Authors that have contests that at least give you a choice of e-copy or print. Yours didn't, which leaves me out of the loop, and is disappointing, since I would have loved to have read your books. I did want my comments known, however. You are quite talented, and I wish you the best with your latest book!!

Re: As Waters Gone By (12:04pm July 17, 2015):

It's funny that you mentioned the journal. I have one from when I first moved here a few years ago, and have one sitting on my desk, with the year embossed in gold, that I write in when I have something to say, which is quite often. What use they'll be to anyone, I have no idea. I have no children. Your book escaped my radar the first time around, but not this time!! It's on my TBR list, and I'm really looking forward to reading it. Living in Michigan all of my life gives your book an added connection. Congratulations on your book, and I'll be looking forward to that emotional ride of yours. I'm sure the book will do well.

Re: Once Upon a Heist (11:53am July 17, 2015):

I read fairy tales because they not only take me back to my childhood, but they take me back to simpler times, when there were no worries, and I could escape into a world where things were basically beautiful and most stories had such wonderful endings!! You always wanted to grow up like a princess, and the world had a way of lobbing softballs at you along the way, but you learned how to hit them out of the park, and become a better person!! Not only do I love the way your mind works, but I'm in love with your book!! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy, and read the entire story for myself!! This one is definately going on my TBR list, and will be near the top, if not at the top of my books!! Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a big hit!!

Re: Her Brother's Keeper (11:44am July 17, 2015):

I enjoy reading any books that come along about the Amish, and seeing that this book has a bit of a refreshing twist to it, although the subject may be a bit sad, it will nonetheless make for a great read!! I'm so glad that you came here to tell us about it, and I will definately be putting it on my TBR list!!

Re: Three Rivers (9:55am July 16, 2015):

The synopsis of this book gave me goosebumps, and I can't wait to read it!! I have it on my TBR list, and am glad that it was brought to our attention!! This is going to make for a wonderful read, and I'm sure that I'll end up being a big fan. Congratulations on your book!!

Re: The Highlander's Choice (10:47am July 14, 2015):

Your book sounds like a great Summer read, and I've already
put it on my TBR list. I can't recall any other Author who
have put these two groups together in a book before. I also
don't have a book from this genre in my cache to read, so
this will round out my reading. Congratulations on your
book, and I know it's going to have quite the following!!

Re: Caught Read-Handed (10:38am July 14, 2015):

I'm sorry I missed your 1st book, but I sure won't miss this
one!! I sounds like it's going to be quite the read, and I
wouldn't miss it for the world!! Congratulations on your
latest book!! I love the cover, and someone really did a
great job on it!! I'm sure you're going to have quite the
following with this one!!

Re: Sweet As Sin (10:32am July 14, 2015):

Normally, I wouldn't give books such as this a second look,
but there's something about the way that you write that
compel me to want to read your latest book!! I've already
put it on my TBR list, and I'm looking forward to having it
on my Summer reading agenda. The story line sounds really
good, and I can't wait to see how it unfolds.
Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a big hit!!

Re: Rufus Drake: Duke of Wickedness (10:25am July 14, 2015):

Congratulations on your upcoming Lifetime Achievement
Award!! That's quite an accomplishment, but it seems that
you truly enjoy doing what you love, and that's the most
important thing. My hat goes off to you to be able to write
the number of books that you have, while also raising a
large family. That's no easy feat, to be sure!! Your
latest book sounds like a wonderful read, and I've put it on
my TBR list. Congratulations all around, again!!

Re: Macaroni And Freeze (10:14am July 14, 2015):

Your book sounds like there's going to be enough going on, as
well as enough suspects, to keep a reader occupied!! I'm
looking forward to reading it, and have put it on my TBR list.
I love the cover, too!! Congratulations on what I'm sure is
going to be a hit!!

Re: Gypsy Love (10:09am July 14, 2015):

You had me from the first line of your posting today!! I put
your book on my TBR list, and know that it's going to be one
of the best books that will be read to finish off my Summer
reading!! I'm sure this will be classified as a good beach
read for the year. Congratulations on your book!!

Re: Magic and Macaroons (8:31am July 14, 2015):

Your book definitely peaked my interest, so I put it on my
TBR list. Somewhere along the way, your books have been kept
out of the loop. I'm glad that you came here today, to let
us know not only about your books, but a little more
background about them, and about yourself, which makes them
more interesting. Thank you for coming and letting us know
about your latest book!! I'm sure it's going to do well!!

Re: Dead Men Don't Eat Cookies (8:17am July 14, 2015):

I enjoyed reading your bio, and the book sounds like it's
going to be quite an enjoyable read!! I'm looking forward
to it, as well as playing a bit of catch-up with the other
books in the series as well!! Love the artwork on the
covers, too!! Congratulations on your latest book!! I'm
sure it's going to do well, and you should be getting quite
a following with your books!!

Re: Death Of An English Muffin (8:06am July 14, 2015):

While reading your posting, I was not only brought into a
realm of new books that I didn't know existed, but I was
reminded about music that I've enjoyed as well, and haven't
listened to in a while. Most of the passages that you wrote
about I'm familiar with, and the melodies floated through my
head, just as though I listened to them for the first time
only yesterday!! You asked if there were any other pieces
you could use in future books, and some favorites came to
mind. Scherezade by Rimsky-Korsikoff is one of my
favorites. It's about a woman who torments her Husband for
100 days and nights. Another one is Vivaldi's Four Seasons.
You also shouldn't leave out Beethoven's Fur Elise, nor his
Symphonies!! I'm looking forward to reading your books so
much!! Thank you for coming today, and reminding me to pull
out my classics!! A former cellist needs to be hit with her
bow once in a while!! lol

Re: Murder.com (8:47am July 13, 2015):

Since I'm still in the process of waking up here, the only
character that comes to mind for me is the Janet Evanovich
character, Stephanie Plum. However, she is actually paired
with 2 different male characters. One is named Ranger, and
the cop's name escapes me at the moment. This book sounds
like it should be not only a bit of a fun read, but a bit of
a page-turner, and I'm looking forward to reading it.
Congratulations on your book!!

Re: Center of Gravity (8:36am July 13, 2015):

I learned how to read at the age of 3, so I read anything I
could get my hands on!! When I was old enough, I went to
the public library, and would come home with an armful of
books on every subject imaginable - devouring each book. At
about 8 years old, I read the Autobiography of Helen Keller,
which had a profound influence on my life. As for books, I
love to feel them in my hands, and flip the pages. I don't
own an e-reader, and therefore my bookcase(s) are
overflowing. I've had to pack some of my older books away
for now, unfortunately, since I have to room to display
them. Your book sounds like a great read, as well as a book
to keep out on my shelf!! Congratulations on your latest
book. I'm sure it will do well!!

Re: Crashed (11:25am July 12, 2015):

I've read books where women were friends, but it was more
like acquaintances. I found your book to be not only
amusing, but very refreshing, and am looking forward to
reading it. I've already put it on my TBR list. It should
make for a great Romance with just the right touch of humor
in spots to keep it light and round out my Summer reading.
Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm sure it's going
to do very well!!

Re: Twice in a Lifetime (11:15am July 12, 2015):

Your excerpt touched me deeply, in more ways than one. Of
course, I would feel it, being a Woman, but as the Daughter
of someone whose Father fought in WWII, and was also the
recipient of a medal for his bravery, your book brings on
extra meaning, for I think about all of those young men who
sacrificed their lives and never made it home. I'm looking
forward to reading your book, and I think that you may have
added a new fan, for even though you may have been writing
for years, due to family circumstances, I had to take a few
years out of the reading loop, and have recently gotten back
in with a vengeance. It looks like I have some reading to
do where your books are concerned!! I love the way the
cover of your latest book was done. Congratulations on your
book, and I'll be sure to add it to my TBR list!!

Re: The Rescued (11:49am July 10, 2015):

I can't say I can ever recall ever eating a crisp, so I
would have to choose pie, because I've made several of those
in my lifetime!! My favorite would have to be a toss-up
between apple or pumpkin. Your visit here today was a
Godsend, because not only did we go away with a recipe, but
I also learned something.If I read your posting correctly,
Pennsylvania Dutch country is Amish country, too!! I had no
idea, even though I've heard that term since I was a little
girl. Any day you learn something new, it's a good day!!
I'm also thrilled to learn about your new book, which has
been put on my TBR list. I can't wait to get my hands on
it, and wind up my Summer reading with your book!! I love
to read about the Amish, and your book sounds like a real
page-turner!! Congratulations on your book!! The cover is
beautifully done, too, and I'm sure it's going to do really
well!!

Re: Change Of Heart (11:36am July 10, 2015):

I've always found the Amish people interesting. I also find
it amazing how they are able to get by on such with such a
simple life. I've had the pleasure of meeting a couple of
Amish people, and was beyond thrilled to have a wonderful
conversation with them. To have their talent when it comes
to making quilts would be such a blessing. I'm totally
amazed to see their handiwork!! Reading about them gives me
a little window into their world, and helps me to understand
them a little better, so that the next time I'm having that
conversation, I don't need to feel so awkward. I'm looking
forward to reading your book, since I can feel the love you
have for the Amish people, as well as people as a whole.
Congratulations on your latest book!! I'm also looking
forward to your Christmas series as well. It sounds
wonderful!!

Re: Hope Harbor (11:24am July 10, 2015):

You caught me a bit off-guard with the question, but there
was a book I read about 3 years ago. The name of it was
Roses by Leila Meacham. Even though the book was about 500
pages long, and I read it in one sitting, pulling an all-
nighter, I hated to see the story end, because I fell in
love with the main characters, whose name escape me. Now
I'm looking forward to reading your books, because I can see
that you not only put your heart into your book, but you
have a different way of thinking out the plot and the way
the characters respond throughout the book which is
different from other Authors. I like the way you approach
your books, and am looking forward to reading them.
Congratulations on your latest book, from someone who just
might be your latest fan!!

Re: Summer at the Shore (11:15am July 10, 2015):

Your book sounds like just the type of read I need to wind
up my Summer with, so I've put it on my TBR list.
Congratulations on your latest book. I'm sure it's going to
do well, since you must have quite a following by now!! The
cover is very well done, too!! It's very inviting - it's
just begging you to flip open the cover and start reading!!
Great job, and great interview!!

Re: How to Marry a Royal Highlander (11:06am July 10, 2015):

I enjoyed reading your posting. It's always fun to read a
little more background about the books you want to read!!
I'm also looking forward to reading the books about the
Princesses. They sound like they'll make great reading,
even if we have to wait a while for those to come out.
Congratulations on your latest book, which I'm sure is going
to do very well!! The cover is stunning!!

Re: Earth Bound (10:20am July 9, 2015):

To be honest with you, I didn't know what to expect when I
read your excerpt, but I was pleasantly surprised. I wish
that it had gone on a little further!! You left me wanting
more, which I'm sure is what you wanted, so you left me no
choice but to put your book on my TBR list. It's true that
you're a storyteller, for you have quite a way with the
written word, and I can see the story unfold with my minds'
eye!! Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm sure
it's going to do quite well, since this is a story unlike
anything I've seen before!! Whomever did the cover to your
book did an outstanding job, too!!

Re: Death of the Mad Hatter (10:08am July 9, 2015):

If it were a baked item, it would have to be a cherry chip
cake with my homemade buttercream icing. Otherwise, I love
to snack on my mini jellybeans all the time, so I would take
those with me. Your recipe looks very interesting, and I've
never baked with yogurt before, so I'd have to give it a
try. I'll also have to put your book on my TBR list, since
this year I've decided to branch out and read books outside
of my genre. I'm actually having a blast doing so!!
Congratulations on your book!!

Re: A Sword for His Lady (10:32am July 8, 2015):

I have a hunch that he's going to win this one. He seems to
be quite clever, even though she's quite good with her
retorts. I enjoyed reading the excerpt, and know that I'm
going to enjoy the rest of the book very much. It's already
been put on my TBR list. The cover is stunning!!
Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a big hit to
round out anyone's Summer reading!!

Re: To Tempt a SEAL (10:15am July 8, 2015):

Anyone who is trying to raise 2 little ones, while trying to
write, gets my utmost admiration. Your posting brought a
smile to my face, for I could only imagine what it would be
like to be in your shoes, and by the same token, am thankful
to be in mine. ;-) Your latest book definately has my
interest, and I'm looking forward to reading it. There was
just the right amount of heat in your synopsis so the ice in
my beverage didn't melt completely!! You're on my TBR list,
and it will make a welcomed addition to my varied list of
reading material to round out my beach reads!!
Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a big hit!!

Re: Hide Me (9:57am July 8, 2015):

I got a kick out of your posting today. It brought back a
lot of memories for me. Since I've been married more years
than I care to admit, young love is the most precious!!
Your book sounds like the perfect kick-back book to wind up
the Summer with!! I'm looking forward to reading it, and
have put it on my TBR list. Thank you for coming here, and
letting us know about it.

Re: Butter Off Dead (10:34am July 7, 2015):

My favorite are glass Japanese figures called Hakata dolls,
if I have the spelling correct. They're bisque, and have a
light touch of paint on them. I have a few under glass, and
the others are on a black lacquer stand. The other item is
books, and although I enjoy all kinds, I especially like the
larger ones with photos that you can look through and learn
something from - such as animals around the world. I
enjoyed reading your posting, and can totally relate to it.
I'm looking forward to reading your latest book, and have
put it on my TBR list. It will make great reading to round
out my Summer. The cover is well-done, and your book should
do very well!! Congratulations!!

Re: Forward Pass (10:12am July 7, 2015):

Hi, Desiree!! I just wanted to say that I've had the
opportunity, on more than one occasion, to watch the U of M
marching band, in action, practicing, and on the field, and
it was the biggest thrill of my life!! So was the football
game, and made me a fan for life!! I actually prefer
College ball to pro ball (sorry). When you live in
Michigan, you're supposed to pick sides, anyway. lol
Congratulations on your latest book. I'm sure it's really
good - however I don't own an e-reader, and my old computer
has no space left on it to download a book, so it looks like
I'll be missing out for now. I really need to clean out my
files to make some room!! I'm sure your book will do quite
well!!

Re: Wound Up In Murder (9:51am July 7, 2015):

Seeing the keyword YARN in your posting, and being a knitter
and crocheter, and I'm definately in!! When there's a cat
on the cover of a book to boot, I HAVE to put it on my TBR
list!! Because I was living during that time, even if I was
small, your book is going to bring back a flood of memories,
and I'm really looking forward to reading your book, for
several reasons. Some a personal, but the book sounds good.
Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a great
book, and it looks like I have a few to catch up on!! Thank
you for coming here, and letting us know about your books!!

Re: 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake (10:24am July 6, 2015):

If I started cleaning, I think that I would find the things
that I was looking for 10 years ago, but completely forgot
about!! I actually started to organize some of the items
that I had, and threw a few items away, but then my Father
passed away suddenly, and now I have some items from his
house to incorporate with mine in a small apartment. This
is no easy feat, when we've already tried to fit things from
a 3 bedroom home into a one bedroom apartment!! I think you
get the picture of what I'm up against. I think I'd much
rather read your book or listen to one while I'm cleaning.
Love the cover - as always!!

Re: A Study In Death (9:43am July 6, 2015):

Your posting totally had me engrossed, and regardless of the
place, or the time in History, it still gets fascinating to
read about it. I'm so glad that you came here today to talk
about your latest book, since I have it on my TBR list, as
well as your prior books. I have a feeling that you're
going to be one of my new favorite Authors, and I'm really
looking forward to reading your books!! Congratulations on
your latest book!! I love the cover, and find it inviting.
I'm sure your book will do well, since there are a lot of
people who are fascinated by your genre.

Re: Grace Cries Uncle (9:30am July 6, 2015):

Now I feel badly that I haven't read the books prior to this
one, since the story line to your latest book sounds so
good!! I'm really looking forward to reading it!! Your
latest book sounds like it has so much jam-packed between
the covers, and will really keep me occupied this Summer!!
Congratulations on what I think is going to be one of the
top 10 beach reads!! Love the cover, too!! Very colorful
and very well done!!

Re: Peaches And Scream (9:23am July 6, 2015):

Your book will definately go on my TBR list. I live in a
small town myself, so I'll be able to relate to the story as
I'm reading it!! This sounds like a great book for this time
of year, and the cover is very well done!! Congratulations on
what I'm sure is going to be a big hit!!

Re: The Curiosity Keeper (9:14am July 6, 2015):

To be honest with you, when I grab a book, I don't look at
the spine to see if it's a "Regency" book or not. I just
grab it because of it's content. This year I decided to go
"all out" and read all genres across the spectrum, since I
became bored reading the same thing over and over. So far I
have found it not only eye-opening, but a wonderful
experience!! As for a Regency title, I couldn't give you
one, but I can assure you that there will be some in my mix
of books that will be read!! I'm also looking forward to
reading The Curiosity Keeper. I love the cover, too!!
Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: Redemption Bay (10:36am July 4, 2015):

It's always fun to read interview postings, because you get
a little more insight about the Author, as well as the
latest book!! I'm looking forward to reading your book. It
sounds like just the thing to round out my reading for the
Summer!! The cover was beautifully done as well!!
Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a big hit!!

Re: Angel Lover (11:50am July 3, 2015):

Greetings from Michigan!! My hat goes off to you for
choosing such a wonderful, yet demanding career!! I don't
see how you do it - especially when trying to raise a little
boy!! Your ways to unwind are very inventive and well-
deserved. I've always loved the English Language as far as
I can remember, and was encouraged by Teachers to get into
writing, but was discouraged by my Mother, so never got into
the field. I've kicked myself ever since. It's always
great to hear of another Author from my home State who hit
the big time!! Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: Among the Fair Magnolias (11:16am July 3, 2015):

Each story has such a fascinating tale to tell, that it's
going to be a joy to get my hands on this book and read it
cover to cover!! I can tell it was a labor of love for these
Authors to write, and I've put it on my TBR list.
Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a big hit!!

Re: The Tide Watchers (12:23pm July 1, 2015):

Thank you for keeping History alive by writing your book!!
I love reading books having to do with History, especially
having to do with that part of the world. I find it
interesting. I also have a friend who lives in the UK, and
I suppose it gives me a bit more of an understanding about
him. My Father also served in WWII, so it gives me some
sort of bond, even though your book has nothing to do with
that era. In short, because Robert Fulton is in your book,
along with spies, and your other characters - Lisbeth,
Napoleon, and others, this should be a great read!! Love
the cover, too!! Thank you again, and it should be a big
hit!!

Re: Mint Cookie Murder (11:51am July 1, 2015):

I loved your posting!! Your book sounds like a soap opera
between the covers!! The only thing that I'm sorry about is
that I haven't come across your books sooner, because I have
a sneaking suspicion that I'm going to fall head over heels
in love with your books!! Being the owner of 2 fur babies
myself, one a bit weight-challenged, is going to make
reading this book fun!! Thank you for coming here and
letting us know about your latest book, which should take
off like a rocket!!

Re: A Rancher of Her Own (11:34am July 1, 2015):

First off, let me say that the cover to your latest book is
stunning!! I'm looking forward to reading it. It should be a
great way to end off my Summer reading list!! Your book is
bound to be a big hit!! Congratulations!!

Re: Hot Beach Romance: Sand, Sunshine and Sizzle (11:27am July 1, 2015):

What a great posting today - in more ways than one!! Thank
you so much for the great deal, too!! This book sounds so
good, considering all of these great minds got together for
this project, and brought it to fruition. Terrific cover,
too!! Congratulations go to all of you, too!! Thank you
again!! I'm looking forward to reading it!!

Re: Her Greek Doctor's Proposal (11:07am July 1, 2015):

I live a few hundred miles North of you, and although we
haven't had steady days of rain, we've had a lot of cool to
cold days here, although my Husband wouldn't agree regarding
the temps. lol While he's running the fans, I've been
sitting under a heated throw. Anyway, while temperatures
and weather hasn't been ideal, these are the things I do,
not necessarily to make me happy, but to fill in my day and
keep myself occupied.
1. catch up on my reading
2. catch up on my knitting for class ( I volunteer to teach
a knitting and crochet class )
3. do a major cleaning project - never started Spring
cleaning yet. Had 2 surgeries, one recently.
4. organize my computer, so I can download to external hard
drive ( have a lot of patterns for class to organize )
5. catch up on sleep ( wake up early, since I have so much
to do on a daily basis )
This is just a sampling of my busy life. I also have 2
kitties that love to get into everything, and we feed the
birds outside, which are a lot of work, along with a stray
cat, and whatever stray animals are dumped out here in the
country. I'll definately take the time to read your latest
book, since the title grabbed my attention, and I think the
cover is really cute!! Congratulations on your latest
book!!

Re: Protector for Hire (10:41am July 1, 2015):

Your latest book sounds like it's going to be not only a
good read, but in parts a fun read, which is just the tickt
for the end of Summer / early Fall reading!! I enjoyed
reading your posting, which gave me a little more insight on
the way you think, and also a bit more about your book,
which will make it that much more special. Congratulations
on what I'm sure is going to be a big hit!!

Re: Water from My Heart (10:29am June 5, 2015):

Your book sounds like quite an adventure, and I'm looking
forward to reading it this Summer!! I've put it on my TBR
list. The story line is quite interesting. Why travel,
when I can take a trip, if only for a few pages??
Congratulations on your latest book, which should do well.
The cover was beautifully done, too!!

Re: Reunion of Souls (10:08am June 5, 2015):

Yes, I do read fiction and non-fiction, among other genres.
It all depends on the story line. Your book sounds like
such a refreshing read for this time of year, and I put it
on my TBR list, for my Summer reading. Congratulations on
what I'm sure is going to be a big hit, since stories like
this are probably "stranger than fiction!!" I love the
cover, too!!

Re: 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake (9:48am June 5, 2015):

Currently I've been a bit awful with my housework, because
other things have cropped up which have taken up my precious
moments that I should have spent, cleaning and organizing my
house!! My Father also passed away last year, and there are
items which were brought here from his house, which I need
to incorporate into my little apartment. I have no idea
where these things are going to go yet, but once I clean
everything, and put them in their proper place (we were in
the process of painting when he passed away), I'm sure
you'll never know his things are even here!! I can
sympathize with you, and if I wasn't on dial-up, I would
probably be back on my game site, playing my games as well.
I used to play on a certain site for hours, and made quite a
few friends there as well, which I still have until this
day. Congratulations on your latest book, which I've put on
my TBR list!!

Re: Night of the Highland Dragon (11:42am June 4, 2015):

At this point, I can't really say that I have a favorite.
Each one is special in their own way, and that's what makes
a decision next to impossible - that and because there are
so many to choose from!! I enjoyed reading your excerpts
this morning, and am looking forward to reading your book!!
The cover is beautifully done, too!! Congratulations on
what I'm sure will be a big hit!!

Re: Siren's Call (11:59am June 3, 2015):

Your book has information that I'm sure I've never read
about before. I love to read about Native American Indian
culture. I know that some of them used to leave their
bodies out in the desert, so that nature could feast on
their bones and they could be one with the Earth!! You've
done an amazing story, and I can't wait to nestle in and be
one with your story!! I've put your book on my TBR list.
Congratulations on what I'm sure will be a definate sizzler
this Summer!!

Re: Sharp Shootin' Cowboy (10:37am June 3, 2015):

When I saw the word wolf in the title, I really thought this
was going to be about a shape-shifter, and was so relieved
to see that this was a normal romance story!! Your book
sounds like it's going to be a read that gets right to your
heart, and I have it on my TBR list. I'm looking forward to
hunkering down somewhere peaceful, where I can absorb your
wonderful story!! Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: The Marriage Contract (10:22am June 3, 2015):

I'm really not a big movie watcher, but your descriptive
writing ability makes me want to take out some movies from
Netflix, and give them a try!! lol That also made me put
your book on my TBR list. I would have anyway, because I
always love a book with a little action, and a great plot to
it. Your book definately fits the bill, and I'm looking
forward to reading it this Summer. Congratulations on what
I'm sure is going to be a big hit of a series!!

Re: The Marriage Season (10:00am June 3, 2015):

I enjoyed reading this posting, and know that I'll enjoy
reading your book even more!! Congratulations on your latest
book!! The cover is beautifully done, as all your books are,
and this is the perfect time of year to sit back and enjoy a
story such as this!!

Re: The Undercover Scoundrel (12:15pm June 2, 2015):

I'm looking forward to reading your book. After reading
your posting, I can relate all too well to second chances.
I know all to well what it feels like to carry a torch for
someone, while caring for someone else, and knowing it's a
mistake. In the meantime, the person you're carrying the
torch for has fallen off the face of the earth. While you
try to get on with your life, you hear through the grapevine
that he's come back, and is asking around about you, and
wants to see you again. So you end up running to see him,
upsetting the apple cart!! The torch you carry is relit
even stronger, and his sparks are there, although he won't
admit it at first. Before you know it, you're getting
married, and it creates more problems around you, but you
don't care - you're together, and that's all that matters!!
This is a condensed version, but I can really relate, and
know that I'll enjoy your book!! Congratulations on what
I'm sure is going to be a big seller!!

Re: The Sheikh's Secret Babies (10:40am May 28, 2015):

This sounds like quite the story for my Summer reading, and
I'm looking forward to it!! I've put your book on my TBR
list. It will be my first Sheikh's book, and I'm looking
forward to my new adventure!! Congratulations on your latest
book!! It should do well!!

Re: A Kiss for Lady Mary (10:57am May 27, 2015):

I like my heroes a bit on the bad side, but nothing that a
Lady can't It makes for interesting reading!! Your latest
book sounds like just the ticket for this Summers' read, and
I'm looking forward to it!! Congratulations on what I'm
sure is going to be a big hit!! Love the cover, too!! I'm
also glad that you left the heads of the characters on the
cover, since the "vogue" thing to do is to chop them off!!
To me, it seems to cheapen the book, as well as the story.

Re: Consumed by Fire (10:48am May 27, 2015):

This isn't the only place that I've seen your book. It's
getting quite popular, and the story line has my interest
piqued!! I have put your book on my TBR list, and know that
it's going to make for a great read during my Summer
reading!! Congratulations on what I know is going to make
for another hit!!

Re: Mia and the Bad Boy (10:38am May 27, 2015):

This isn't a book that I would normally reach for, but after
reading your posting, you make it sound like such an
exciting read!! This year, I'm also reading a bit out of my
comfort zone, and the ride has been quite interesting, so as
they say, I'll take the bait, and put your book on my TBR
list, and perhaps I'll be a fan of your writing as well!!
Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm sure it will do
well, since there are a large group of us Women out there
who used to swoon when we saw our favorite groups on TV (no
names mentioned lol).

Re: Wedding Bells in Christmas (10:27am May 27, 2015):

What a great read to usher in the Summer with!! I loved
reading the excerpt, and it left me wanting more!! The
cover to your latest book is beautiful as well!! Someone
did an exceptional job on the cover!! I've put your book on
my TBR list, and will be looking forward to reading it. I
can never turn down reading a good wedding story -
especially during wedding season!! As for your rafflecopter
contest, as much as I want to enter it, being on dial-up, my
server gives me a lot of problems loading the darn thing,
and I have a hard time entering, so as much as I'd love a
chance to enter for my own copy, I have to sigh and pass at
the chance to enter. I found it a coincidence that you
chose the town of Christmas to write your story, btw. In my
State, we have a town named Christmas as well, and if you
haven't guessed, they sell Christmas items there!!

Re: Against the Tide (10:11am May 27, 2015):

I've always wanted to see Alaska as well as Montana, Idaho,
Colorado, North and South Dakota, and a couple other states.
They would be great states to see on the way to Alaska from
where I live!! What a wonderful road trip that would make!!
I know a few people who have been fortunate enough to go to
Alaska, and not one of them have been disappointed with
their trip. That always whets my appetite to visit there,
since my Husband and I used to go camping all the time, so
this would just be a step up, just with more bears and more
wildlife!! Perhaps I can persuade him to go yet!! I'm
looking forward to reading your trilogy!!

Re: Heart of a Bull Rider (2:10pm May 25, 2015):

The area that I'm currently residing at only shows TV shows
broadcasted from Canada, so I'm at a loss as far as watching
anything to do with bullriding. I remember seeing footage a
few years ago, showing Mr. Lane doing a remarkable job. He
was truly one of a kind. Mr. Cates is one of a kind as
well, taking his share of lumps as well. To be a bullrider
takes a special kind of person with nerves of steel and
unending resolve, which Mr. Cates seems to have. I'm sure
I'll be reading about him in the paper in years to come, and
will root for him from the sidelines and in my prayers. I'm
also looking forward to reading the books that have been
mentioned, since they will be the first time I've read a
book of this sort. They sound exciting and fun, and I've
put them on my TBR list.

Re: Day Shift (12:30pm May 25, 2015):

I'm glad to hear that Charlaine has another new book out, and
I'm looking forward to reading it as well!! I've put it on my
TBR list. Thank you for letting us know about it!! This book
should greatly expand my reading list for the Summer!!

Re: Wolf Bride (1:49pm May 22, 2015):

I enjoy reading books from this era, and yet I still learned
facts from you today that I wasn't aware of. Your posting
was truly an enjoyable read, and I'm sure that your book
will be just as enjoyable, if not more!! What timing for a
book with such a great story line!! Congratulations on your
latest book, which is going to be a big hit!!

Re: Shadowed By Grace (1:37pm May 22, 2015):

What gives me hope is that there are people such as you that
write wonderful books that keep History alive. In schools
today, these facts are not being taught, and this way, the
younger generations can read books such as yours, and learn
the truth about what our Ancestors went through to make this
great Country truly free, and give them the freedoms they
have today. I have hope that this great Country will soon
turn around for the better, and our Country will be strong
and respected once again. I have hope about so many things,
but I know that after reading your book, you will keep the
hopes I have in my heart glow even stronger!! Thank you
again for writing Historical fiction books. Since my late
Father served in WWII, this book will have a deeper meaning
for me!! Congratulations on your book!! The cover is
outstanding!!

Re: The Choosing (1:21pm May 22, 2015):

I was the youngest of 3 girls, so that made me a Daddy's
girl. I grew up a good part of my life as a tomboy as well.
My Father taught me so much - more than I could put in this
box!! To narrow down a couple of examples, he taught me
about every tool and their use, as well as different sports
and everything having to do with their games. In keeping
with your theme, he taught me patience. I learned that if
there's a problem or project that I'm working on, have come
to a snag, and can't figure it out, to walk away for a bit,
then come back and try again. It usually works out. The
main thing he taught me is if I learned some bad news
regarding myself, such as a medical test, or have to have a
test run for some reason, for example, not to worry ahead of
time, because it's not going to change anything. It is what
it is. I've lived by that philosophy, have told other
friends the same thing, and they also live by that rule as
well. It saves a lot of grief. I'm looking forward to
reading your book. You have a great role model for
inspiration with your writing. Congratulations on your
book, and I'm sure it's going to do quite well!!

Re: SEAL My Home (10:55am May 20, 2015):

I think that I would put them on the borders, interspersed
with Border Patrol, to not only give them a hand, but to go
over the Southern border, especially, to locate the trouble
spots, and get rid of them. I would also have them located
in troubled areas to be sure that no harm arises. Their job
isn't fun, and not only do I think about them every day, and
say a prayer for them to stay safe, but I worry about them
when they have to go after undesirables on foreign shores.
Our Country's safety should really come first!!

Re: Delicious Temptation (5:26pm May 19, 2015):

I can't really say that I'm a movie watcher, but when I
asked my movie-addicted Husband your question, he had one
answer immediately!! The movie Cry Baby with Johnny Depp by
John Walters is a cult-classic of sorts. I've seen the
movie, and there are a few good spots in the movie, since I
like Johnny Depp's work, but there are parts I felt were a
little dumb. It's worth watching, though, to see Johnny
Depp in his early days of acting.

Re: Love, Laughter, and Steamy Ever Afters (5:05pm May 19, 2015):

Because I'm not the type to take things seriously "for the
most part," I love to break the tension by saying funny
things constantly. To make another person smile or laugh
has been my lot in life. Part has to do with a strict
upbringing, and the other has to do with major health
issues. I could sit and cry about it, but that fact won't
change anything, regarding my lot in life. I would prefer
to remain upbeat, and do my best to choose laughter for
others. Of course I'm very careful of when to pull out the
humor, since there are bad times to do so. You've put quite
the collection on books in your posting today, and I put
some on my TBR list. It's also nice to see someone with the
same mindset.

Re: Hardwired (2:57pm May 17, 2015):

Not only did you include a sizzler of an excerpt, but I'm
also glad that you wrote about the series. It sounds like I
have an extra-warm Summer ahead of me, reading your book,
but have the series to look forward to, so I can find out
more about the story that goes along with all of the
sizzle!! Congratulations on your book, as well as the
series, and I have it on my TBR list, as I'm sure a lot of
women are going to do!!

Re: The List (2:37pm May 17, 2015):

I have to compliment you on your song choices. Those are
powerful songs, so if they were used for your latest book, it
should be a good one!! The cover is smokin' hot, too!!
Congratulations on your book, and it's bound to do well!!

Re: Searching for Wallenberg (10:23am May 15, 2015):

I don't recall if we were ever taught about Mr. Wallenberg
when History was being taught in school, since I have never
heard about this amazing man until now. I'm so grateful
that you have kept History alive, by writing about this
Heroic man, who tried to make a difference. My Father
served in the Army during WWII, and was in the thick of
things, so when a book like this comes along, it has a
special meaning to me. I've put it on my TBR list, and am
looking forward to what you uncovered about Mr. Wallenberg.
I enjoyed your posing as well, and congratulate you on this
wonderful book, which I hope will do very well. Stories
like this need to be kept alive!!

Re: Shadow Fires (11:13am May 14, 2015):

I'm a big Janet Evanovich fan, and got caught up in her
series through someone else, although I'm really glad they
told me about her books!! There is one other Author who
shall remain nameless, that I loved to read as well, but she
took a wonderful series, and took it out into left field.
When that happened, I stopped reading her books cold turkey,
which was very disappointing for me. I also have 1 or 2
others who are waiting in the wings for me to try, as well
as reading your books. This year I'm branching out and
reading out of my genre. Congratulations on the book that I
noticed is going to be released shortly!! Love the cover,
too!!

Re: Once Upon A Seal (10:36am May 13, 2015):

From what I've read, the above books mean that I'd better
read them on cooler days, or when I'm near air-conditioning,
or I won't be able to take the heat!! Even though I now
know about each main character, I'll have to check the books
further to read what the story line is about, too, to make
my final selection. I don't take boys who serve this
Country lightly, and don't take the stories about them
lightly, either!! If the story is good, I'll definately
read it. Thank you for a heads' up on all of these books to
enhance my Summer reading!!

Re: The Millionaire Daddy Project (10:26am May 13, 2015):

My days of peaceful, romantic getaways are sort of behind
me, since I've been married more years than I care to admit.
However, I have thought back to just a few years ago when my
Husband and I would go camping at our favorite campground.
The door to the camper opened to face Lake Huron, and I
would walk down a short path that led to the beach, where I
could watch the Great Blue Herons, who would nest not far
from us. I loved to walk on the beach with my Husband, or
just sit outside our camper, listening to the roar of the
surf, as well as the singing of the birds around us!!
Anything else is X-rated!! lol I'm looking forward to
reading your book, and have put it on my TBR list.

Re: Twice A Texas Bride (10:14am May 13, 2015):

This has to be the first time I've ever read a posting with
tears in my eyes!! There are no words to describe how moved
I am, and what I'm feeling at this exact moment!! The
excerpt from your book has touched me as deeply as your
posting, and I've put your book on my TBR list. This will
probably be a book that not only will I end up reading more
than once, but will loan out to special friends of mine, so
they can be deeply moved as well!! Congratulations on what
I'm sure is going to be a real winner!!

Re: Faking It (9:58am May 13, 2015):

Being raised strict, I pretty much had to watch my P's and
Q's at all times. That also meant being accomodating to
everyone, and being who they needed me to be. In the
meantime, the real me was being suffocated!! I finally
reached a certain age in my life where I figured that I had
kept my mouth shut long enough, and wanted the real me to
shine through. Having a Mother suffering from Alzhimer's
also had a ruling on my decision. Since that day, I've been
true to myself, and haven't looked back. Those that truly
cared about me loved me just the same, and for the ones that
fell out of favor?? It's their loss!! lol Can't wait to
read your book, and have it on my TBR list. Great posting!!
Congratulations on your book!!

Re: The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest (9:45am May 13, 2015):

This sounds like a wonderful book to usher in the Spring
season of reading!! I've always been a big fan of Swan Lake
myself, and to match it up with Robin Hood is quite the
story!! Congratulations on your latest book, which I'm sure
will do quite well.

Re: Hiss and Tell (9:34am May 13, 2015):

Being the owner of 2 fur babies myself, you know that wild
cats couldn't keep me away from reading your book!! The cover
is well done, too!! Congratulations on your latest book!! It
should be a hit with the mystery lovers, as well as all the
other fur baby owners out there!!

Re: Can't Resist a Cowboy (9:15am May 13, 2015):

Since moving to a small town, and a farming one at that,
there are a couple of quirky things that immediately came to
mind. The first one is that the stores close at 6 p.m. The
other thing is that the farmers that work the fields around
the property we happen to live on, start plowing and working
the fields with their huge tractors between 10 p.m. and
midnight. The first couple of years, it was a little hard
to try and fall asleep with the drone of these machines
going on for a couple of hours, but you get used to it in
time. I'm really looking forward to reading your latest
book. It sounds like perfect reading for this time of year.
Congratulations on your book!!

Re: For Your Love (10:03am May 9, 2015):

It's always nice to hear of another Michiganian who has
become an Author!! Your book sounds like the perfect read
to usher in the Spring/Summer reading season, and I've put
it on my TBR list. I also made note of your yummy recipe,
and can't wait to try it!! The cover to your book is
stunning!! Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm
sure it's going to do well!!

Re: The Thorn Bearer (9:17am May 8, 2015):

Let me just start off by saying that I don't know how you
found the time to write such an interesting book, being the
Mother to 5 children!! My hat goes off to you, and I hope
you have a very Happy Mother's Day!! We also seem to be of
"like minds," because as of late, I seem to have been drawn
to books from WWII, as well as the Holocaust. I love to
read books from WWI on through the roaring 20's, on through
WWII. Those were such important times in the History of our
country, and I'm so glad that you kept another part of our
History alive, by writing about the sinking of the
Lusitania. To date, even if the books I've read have been
especially painful, I've never stopped reading them. I'm
looking forward to reading yours more than you know, and
have put it on my TBR list. The cover is stunning!!
Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a big
seller!! I apologize for my long answer as well.

Re: Her Wild Hero (8:52am May 8, 2015):

For lack of a better term, I'm trying to wrap my head around
a woman and a man who can change himself into a bear!! I
love Romance stories, but this one is a bit far-fetched,
even for me!! I know that you've written a lot of books,
and I suppose I'll have to read this one to find out for
myself. I am not belittling what you do in any way, but
just trying to broaden the genres of my reading this year.
Congratulations on your latest book. I'm sure it will do
well, and I plan on looking it over at some point. Who
knows? You might get a new convert to this genre!!

Re: Greek Gods Bearing Gifts (10:50am May 7, 2015):

Due to the farm area where I live, the little bit of TV that
I'm able to watch, if at all, comes from Canada!! Need I
say more!! I have resigned myself, since I've moved here,
to accept the fact that I have to pretty much give up TV,
which hasn't been easy. Anyway, as soon as I started to
read your posting, within the first couple of sentences,
there was a series that came to mind and fit here perfectly.
The name of the series was Moonlighting, and it starred
Cybill Shephard and Bruce Willis. I don't know if you're
familiar with it, but it was snarky, had mystery, and of
course, Romantic undertones to it. I never missed an
episode, and was so sad when it finally went off the air!!
If you can find a way of looking at it on Netflix or
something, it's worth checking out!! Your book sounds
really good as well, and I have it on my TBR list. It's
going to make for a very exciting read, and I'm sure it will
do well for you!! Congratulations on your book!!

Re: 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake (1:06pm May 6, 2015):

Your posts are always amusing, but then again, anyone who is
born in May is forever youthful, witty, smart, and charming,
for starters. I know of what I speak, being born in May as
well. Happy Birthday de Mayo!! lol I hope you had a
wonderful Birthday, and know that your book is going to be a
smash hit!! Never in a million years would I have guessed
your age, and would have guessed that you had a daughter old
enough to be married!! But then again, people get my age
wrong all the time, even though my Husband wants to shout it
out all the time, and I tell him to keep his mouth shut!!
All I'll tell you is that I happen to be slightly older than
you, and I prefer to keep my age a secret!! lol Enjoy both
your Birthday and book release, and your station should be
bombarded at Boas and Tiaras, too!!

Re: Taking What's His (12:55pm May 6, 2015):

What draws me to a wounded hero is first putting myself in
their place, then doing whatever is in my power to try and
get them to forget what they've been through, and get them
to try and enjoy the rest of their lives - to show them they
can depend on me, and I can help them laugh again, and love
life again!! Their road won't be easy, but we can do it
together, hand-in-hand. Your latest book sounds like a cute
story line, and I put it on my TBR list. Congratulations on
your latest book, which will probably do well!!

Re: Kilts And Daggers (12:31pm May 6, 2015):

The only people that I'm aware of where I live are the
Amish. I've never seen any festivals having to do with the
Scottish in this area, since I've heard that a lot of German
people live here. Whether that's true or not, remains to be
seen. I haven't even been to the Amish area, and have been
living here for 8 years now. It does sound like the
Highland Games would be an experience, and a lot of fun,
however. So would reading your latest book, so I put it on
my TBR list. Congratulations on what I already know is
going to be a big hit!! The cover is stunning!!

Re: Tiffany Girl (12:15pm May 6, 2015):

Even though your book shows women starting to branch out on
their own, I really like the fact that back in those days,
men were more reserved, and showed women a bit more
restraint and respect. Now it seems that women are looked
at more as a notch for their bedposts, more than for their
brains, in many cases, which is sad, and to their
disadvantage. I'm so glad that you came here today, not
only to let us know about your latest book, which I'm
greatly anticipating reading, but to thank you for writing
about Historical fiction!! It's a good thing to keep our
past out there for our younger readers as well, so they can
be kept abreast of what earlier decades were like, and how
far we've come as a society. The cover to your latest book
is very striking, and I'm sure that your book is going to do
very well!! Congratulations!!

Re: Ming Tea Murder (8:03am May 5, 2015):

I can't think of one thing that I don't love about your
latest book!! For starters, anything to do with Chinese
culture, has my utmost attention, because I have read about,
and also collet anything Chinese, and have done so for
years!! The setting is very interesting. To write about
tea and a teahouse is an added plus!! When you write your
book as a mystery, I'm absolutely enrapt!! Congratulations
on your latest book, which I'm sure is going to be quite the
hit!! The cover with the ginger jars on it blew me away!!

Re: Grave On Grand Avenue (7:24am May 5, 2015):

You always manage to hit it out of the park!! Here is
another Author that I'll probably start following. There
was a slight problem while reading the interview, though,
and that's probably all on my shoulders. I was out of the
loop as far as reading went for a few years, due to things
going on in my personal life that were beyond my control.
As I was reading this interview, some of what was said was
like it was being spoken in another language!! In fact,
parts of the conversation made absolutely no sense to me at
all!! Part of it could have to do with the fact that where
I live now, I am unable to get American TV - just Canadian,
and that's a whole new ballgame!! As for internet - it's
strictly dial-up, so I just get on line and do what I need
to do, then get off. Nonetheless, she sounds interesting
and spunky, and I can't wait to give her books a try. I've
already put them on my TBR list. Thank you for letting us
know about her!!

Re: Mr. Mercedes (10:51am May 1, 2015):

They sound like a great list this year, and I'll have to keep
this list handy!! Thank you so much for posting them!! You
might be the only book site that lists the winners.

Re: Legitimate Lies (10:42am May 1, 2015):

When I read books that are written in the "scenic route," I
feel as if I am a fly on the wall. I usually put myself in
the place of the main character anyway, and this style of
writing puts me right in the center of the action, and makes
the book itself really come alive!! The leaves are really
twitching in the trees, and any other descriptions they
might want to add, give more depth to the story line, and
not only do you see them in your minds' eye, but you can
see, feel, and taste them!! I have your book on my TBR
list, and am looking forward to reading it. Congratulations
on what I'm sure is going to be a big hit!!

Re: Waking Up Joy (10:26am May 1, 2015):

Since both of my Parents are now gone, I'll never know the
answer, but as a teenager, I had an urge to do volunteer
work, and ran my ideas past my Parents. All I ever heard
from them was no, and they always shot down my ideas, making
me hurt, and full of outrage!! It has taken me decades, but
now that I'm on my own and married, I am using my knitting
needles to make a change for people in need. I made a batch
of scarves for the WWII veterans, and plan on making some
items for a charity in my area, to donate in my Mother's
name, to keep her name alive. She passed away from
Alzheimer's disease 12 years ago. I also volunteer to teach
a knitting and crochet class. Your book sounds good, and
reached out to me the first time I saw it. I already put it
on my TBR list, and hope to start reading it sometime this
Spring. If not, it will be early Summer the latest.
Reading is a great escape, but a bit hard to do at the
moment, with my knitting class in the middle of a bit
project. Congratulations on your latest book, which I know
will do well!!

Re: Sinfully Yours (11:23am April 30, 2015):

You knew exactly which excerpt to put in your posting
today!! I hate to be left hanging, so I had to put your
book in my TBR list!! I would have put your book on my list
anyway, since I love to read books of this genre anyway!!
That teaser just whet my appetite all the more!!
Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm sure it's going
to do quite well!! Anyone who just flips through it is
going to be taken in by the way you have a way with words!!

Re: Getting Lucky Number Seven (11:10am April 30, 2015):

If I need to do research, it usually revolves around the
knitting class that I teach. My first choice is to look
through the books that I have on hand, and I own a lot of
them!! After that, I go on line and see what I can dig up.
If I'm unsuccessful on dial-up, my next step is to take my
lap top, and seek out wi-fi, to get my information. My last
resort is to go to a knitting store that I like, about a
half hour away, and pick the one clerk's brain about any
questions that I might have that I can find the answer for.
There are times that my class gets a bit complicated, but I
usually have it under control, and don't need to go to such
measures. I'm looking forward to reading your latest book,
due to the fact that I grew up being a tomboy, and sat for
hours as a little girl through my teenage years with my
Father, watching hockey games on TV. Your book will bring
back bitersweet memories, since I lost him suddenly last
April. Congratulations on your latest book. It sounds like
it's going to be a hit, since there have been a few hockey
books floating about lately. Yours has a bit more to the
story line, and it sounds like a fun read!!

Re: Wild Heat (10:52am April 30, 2015):

The setting of the book sounds amazing, the characters sound
like the type you'd like to know more about, and the story
line makes for a great read!! In fact, the entire series
makes for great reading, in typical Lucy style, and I'm sure
I won't be disappointed!! The cover of the first book is
hot as well!! This series couldn't have come out at a
better time, to start warming up the Springtime!!
Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a very hot
series - in more ways than one!!

Re: Sugar on Top (10:06am April 28, 2015):

This sounds like a cute, sweet, Romance, and I've put it on my
TBR list. I love the cover to your book, too!!
Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm sure it's going
to do quite well!! Who wouldn't enjoy a lighthearted Romance
this time of year??

Re: The Wood's Edge (11:58am April 25, 2015):

Two of my passions are knitting and reading. To take a
piece of yarn, which comes in so many colors and different
textures, and create something wonderful with the click of
my needles, then to send it off to someone I love with my
best wishes, is the best feeling in the world!! To pick up
a book and be transported to a place that I'll probably
never visit in my lifetime, and live through experiences, if
only in my mind, while I flip the pages, is something I look
forward to. The other thing I look forward to is getting
your book in my hands. I love reading books from the past.
The era that you chose couldn't be more expressive - not
only in dress, but in what that period represents. There
was so much activity, and it was such an important period in
itself. You couldn't have chosen a more important time to
write about!! I've put it on my TBR list. Congratulations
on what is sure to be a big hit!!

Re: The Art of Losing Yourself (11:19am April 25, 2015):

When I was younger, I used to play "what if" in my mind a
lot, but never acted on it, thank goodness!! I think some
of those would have gotten me arrested, or perhaps a
different life. Now that I'm older, I still play, but my
"what ifs" are quite toned down, as am I. I hope that makes
sense to you. Perhaps some of them would have made for a
good book, such as you have done. For now, I only have one
book in my mind, and all I'm waiting for is the spare time
to put pen to paper. Your book sounds really good, and I've
put it on my TBR list to read this Spring. The cover is
beautifully done, too!! Congratulations on what I'm sure
will be a big hit!!

Re: The Last Heiress (10:46am April 25, 2015):

England does sound tempting, however I would love to go to
Poland, because I still have relatives who live there, and
would love to seek them out, and learn a little more about
my ancestry. Your book sounds really good, and I am really
looking forward to reading it. I've already put it on my
TBR list. Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a
big hit, if it isn't one already!!

Re: Tycoon Takedown (11:31am April 23, 2015):

After reading your posting, I was drawn, like a magnet, to
your book!! It's been put on my TBR list, and I'm looking
forward to reading it this Spring. I don't know if it's due
to the fact that you put a cowgirl in it, or if it's the mix
of a cowgirl with the big city, but it sure sounds like a
great story line!! Congratulations on your latest book, and
I'm sure it's going to do very well!! The cover is cute,
too!!

Re: A Touch of Passion (11:08am April 23, 2015):

The Battle of Waterloo took place in Belgium. I wanted to
tell you that I thoroughly enjoyed reading your posting this
morning. It explains why you get so many writing awards.
Perhaps you should get one for this posting as well!! ;-)
I'm looking forward to reading your latest book, and know
it's going to be an adventure that I won't forget!! Thank
you for coming here today, and reminding us how important it
is to stay on our toes when it comes to History. Thank you
also for keeping it alive in your expressive way!!

Re: Duchess By Mistake (10:59am April 22, 2015):

There are times when a marriage of convenience is snuck in
by one party. Most times those never work. When both
parties agree, for whatever reason, in time they may learn
to actually love each other, for there is a reason that they
chose the other party to begin with. I enjoy reading
Historical Romance books, and this book will be no
exception. The cover is stunning!! Congratulations on what
I'm sure will be a winner, since I can't recall seeing a
book with your story line before, or if I have, I can't
recall seeing it in a while.

Re: Girl Underwater (9:50am April 20, 2015):

I enjoyed reading your posting, and your honesty, as well as
your sincerity came through loud and clear. I wish you all
the best as you go through your residency, since that is the
toughest part of your new career, as well as your 2nd career
as an Author. I'm looking forward to reading your book.
The story line sounds like a real page-turner, and knowing
it was written from the heart, will make reading it that
much more enjoyable!! Congratulations on your new book, and
I'm sure that I'll be looking forward to reading more from
you!!

Re: Double Cross (8:29am April 17, 2015):

I found your concept interesting, but am not a fan of
Katherine Heigl. Perhaps Reese Witherspoon would make a
better candidate. Since I've only been up a short time, my
mind hasn't fully engaged yet, so I'm unable to come up with
more names - however, I DO know that I'm anxious to read
your book, with or without the musical overtones!! It
sounds like a great read, and will make for a great read to
usher in the Spring!! I've put it on my TBR list, and will
be waiting for it's turn on my list!! Congratulations on
what I know is going to be a big hit!!

Re: I'll Get You My Pretty (11:50am April 16, 2015):

I found your posting to be very refreshing, but there also
was one thing that I found upsetting about it, for lack of a
better word. You really don't owe anyone an explanation as
to why you felt compelled to write Romance novels!! I want
to give you credit for doing so, because I wish that more
Men actually had a "soft" side such as you have, in order to
undertake such an idea!! There are Women who write about
Special-Ops, for example, and they don't apologize, since
they are just getting their feet wet when it comes to
fighting on the battlefield. I will definately be putting
your books on my TBR list, since I enjoyed reading about the
way you think, and know that you write from the heart!!
That's all that the reader asks for, once they pick up the
book, and open the cover. I hope that your books are
successful, and that you're able to write as many books as
you have ideas for them.

Re: Merger of the Heart (11:30am April 16, 2015):

Yes, I've had the experience of sitting and listening to
"dude-speak," since my Husband is a Manager where we live,
and some of the tenants like to come and visit us at our
apartment, for various reasons. The one thing I've noticed,
without getting into the actual conversations, is that dude-
speak has no feeling in it. It's just all empty words,
basically, and quite boring and funny. I do my best to
ignore it altogether, but sometimes you can't help it. I
enjoyed your posting, love the cover of your book, and know
I'll enjoy reading your book!! Congratulations!!

Re: Where the Staircase Ends (11:02am April 16, 2015):

I would have loved to have won a copy of your book -
however, I don't have an e-reader, and because I volunteer
to teach a knitting and crochet class, and my computer is
older, I don't have room left on it at the moment to add a
book. To answer the questions for the contest, after
reading the synopsis, I don't exactly have a favorite, since
I enjoy the old-time Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, or Liz Taylor
movies of the past, when the studios went all-out to make a
movie. As the years went by, there have also been a couple
of movies that touched my heart, such as My Girl, for
example. My favorite subject in school was English. My
favorite color is Purple, and favorite food is anything
homemade that's Polish. As for the friends in your book,
although each one has different qualities, I would find a
way to make them work in my circle. Sorry to be so long-
winded, but you asked a loaded question, and I wanted to let
you know about my disappointment regarding your book, since
I really wanted to read it!! Congratulations on what I'm
sure will be a big hit!!

Re: Dare To Love (10:43am April 15, 2015):

I wouldn't necessarily say that he would have to be drop-
dead gorgeous, although nice-looking is a plus, but
personality is important. He should also be strong, and
honest, as well as trustworthy, since so many dishonest ones
are coming out of the woodwork as of late. Your latest book
sounds like a true winner, and I've already put it on my TBR
list, of course!! Congratulations on your latest book!!
The cover is smokin' hot!!

Re: A Fright To The Death (10:35am April 14, 2015):

The castle books are fine. Since I live in Michigan, I know
which castle you're talking about, and I was there as well.
It was my 1st one, and I found it to be an amazing
experience!! I don't know if you ever thought about writing
a book about a graveyard or a graveyard of the Stars (just a
thought). To me, as long as it's a mystery. To have
chimpanzees who knit is a bit of a stretch, because I'm a
knitter, and there's a bit more to knitting, as you know,
too, than just holding the needles, and moving the yarn. I
volunteer to teach a knitting and crochet class, and there's
been a couple of women who just couldn't grasp even holding
the needles, let alone try to knit a simple garter stitch!!
Anyway, your book is on my TBR list, and I'm really looking
forward to reading it!! Congratulations on what I'm sure is
going to be a big hit!!

Re: Five-Alarm Fudge (10:16am April 14, 2015):

That's a fascinating synopsis to your book, and I can't wait
to get my hands on it, to see how the story unfolds!! There
are so many secrets here in the Midwest, and I'm glad that
you're bringing them to life in your books!! I love the
cover, and am sure I'll love your book even more!!
Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a big hit!!

Re: Demise in Denim (10:03am April 14, 2015):

You can tell it's Spring where I live when we can get snow
in the morning, and it melts by the afternoon. The tulips
are also starting to sprout, and the songbirds are starting
to migrate to our area. The Hummingbirds, my favorite,
should be here any day, and I'll know that Spring is really
here!! Your book sounds really good, and I can't wait to
read it!! I put it on my TBR list. Congratulations on your
latest book, which should do well!!

Re: Wedding Duress (9:52am April 14, 2015):

Your latest book sounds like it's going to be a fun read,
and I don't know how you slipped under my radar all this
time!! I put you on my TBR list, and if all goes well, it
looks like I'll be having some reading to catch up on!! I
read Amish books as well, so you really hit another subject
on the head!! Congratulations on your latest book!! I'm
sure it's going to do quite well!! The cover is stunning!!
Whomever did the cover for your book did a fabulous job on
it for you!!

Re: Wicked Stitch (9:41am April 14, 2015):

We have a huge living history museum a couple of hours away
from me. I was there more than once, and the place
absolutely fascinated me - not so much about the way they
did things, which DID fascinate me, since a knitter and a
crocheter like me always watches any type of craft work, but
I was just as fascinated by the way they lived, as well as
the way they entertained themselves!! The people who work
here are all in costume, and they have some of them running
around, playing with toys that were popular back in that
time era, as well as others, doing work during that time,
and others doing crafting, while others are in the old
houses that are on the acres of property, telling people
about the owners of the actual houses, and a little about
their lives, along with the actual belongings. It's a
fascinating place, and can't be taken in on one trip!! I'm
looking forward to reading your latest book, and have it on
my TBR list. Congratulations!!

Re: The Cozy Cookbook (9:25am April 14, 2015):

One of my Mother's comfort foods was her version of Ambrosia
salad. The ingredients are:
1 can of mixed fruit in syrup, drained
1 can of mandarin oranges, drained and cut smaller
additional maraschino cherries for color, taste, and if
desired
miniature marshmallows - amt. decided by cook. just enough
to offset with fruit
some sweetened coconut is optional
Sour cream - amt needed to moisten salad
Take your drained mixed fruit, and add your mandarin
oranges, and the amount of cherries you would like to add,
or you could add the cherries towards the end. Take your
miniature marshmallows, and add them, a few at a time, until
it looks like there is about an even proportion of fruit and
marshmallows. If you want to add coconut, sprinkle the
sweetened coconut over the top, then add your sour cream, a
little at a time, until moistened. Be sure that it's quite
moistened, then allow to sit in the refrigerator for a
couple of hours before serving, to allow the flavors to
absorb. As a side note, you might even want to save less
than a teaspoon of juice from your fruit, to add to the
salad, to be sure that you have added flavor. This is the
time of year for Ambrosia, and don't let the sour cream
scare you off!! It's not really as fattening as you may
think!!

Re: The Sweet Spot (10:46am April 13, 2015):

Hi, Stephanie!! I am so thrilled that you came to Fresh
Fiction to let everyone know about your books!! Your
Autobiography made my day, and the excerpt from your book
really made me laugh!! You have just the right amount of
talent to be a writer, and I wish that I had your book in
front of me, so that I could finish it, and find out how the
story unfolds!! I've been a bit overwhelmed as of late, and
this would be the perfect book to not only lighten my load a
bit, but to make it a bit less unbearable. I love to laugh,
and reading your book would definately put a smile back on
my face, that wouldn't come off for a long time!!
Congratulations on your latest book, and on Big Girl Panties
as well!! I put your latest book on my TBR list, and plan
on reading it real soon!!

Re: Then Sings My Soul (6:24pm April 10, 2015):

When I want to find miracles around me, I can either go
right outside my front door, since there is farmland and
woods all around me, or I can go up the road to the Lake,
which is one of the Great Lakes, and full of merriment and
wonder. I can also do something simple like open a book and
read, to find miracles, too. You just need to choose the
right Autobiography or History story. There are miracles
all around us. You just need to keep your eyes open and
remain alert for them. I am anxiously awaiting to read your
book. I found your posting to be very interesting and
enjoyable, as well as an eye-opener. You have a way with
words that go deep to the soul, to touch us, and make sure
that we keep the feeling we get just long enough to move
with it and do something for someone else. It's a case of
passing it forward. Congratulations on your book, and I'm
sure it's going to do well!!

Re: Meant For You (9:50pm April 9, 2015):

After reading your excerpt, I literally had to stop for a
minute, to take in what I had just read. You really tugged
on my heartstrings, and made my evening - not because it
brought back any type of memory, but because it just made me
feel good to read that excerpt!! I Thank You for that, and
I definately put your book on my TBR list!! I know this is
a book that I'm going to enjoy reading!! Congratulations on
your latest book, and it's going to be a runaway hit!!

Re: Tempting the Wolf (9:42pm April 9, 2015):

Most of the time I would consider myself more of a Lone
Wolf, but there are times where I enjoy collaborating with
others. Currently I volunteer teaching a knitting and
crochet class, and because it's a group of Women, we tend to
get involved in projects as a group. At other times, I feel
that I'm more productive if left off by myself, to do my own
thing, so to speak. I can really get more done, and know
that it's done the right way, with no corners cut, just to
get the project finished. Your latest book sounds
interesting, and would be the 1st time that I would read a
book of that genre. Congratulations on your book. I'm
going to put it on my TBR list, and when I read it with my 2
kitties, I'll be sure to think of yours!!

Re: When A Rake Falls (10:41am April 9, 2015):

You couldn't have chosen a better topic, nor a better
country to write about in your latest book. I'm so glad
that I had a chance to read an excerpt as well as learn a
little bit about what went into your composition of your
latest book. This definately put your book on my TBR list,
since it's one of the subjects that I seek out and read.
Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a book that
others are going to seek out and read as well!! I love the
cover, too!! Very nicely done!!

Re: Full Contact (10:31am April 9, 2015):

I really enjoyed both excerpts to your books, and have put
them on my TBR list. I think that you had an idea that your
excerpts would do that!! lol Nonetheless, it's my first
time reading this genre before, so it should be a memorable
experience for me. Thank you for coming here and letting us
know about your latest books, and congratulations on your
latest book!! It was interesting to learn about your
research process, and I'm sure that your books will do very
well, since these types of books seem to be taking off
lately!! The cover is very well done, too!!

Re: The Lady Meets Her Match (12:00pm April 7, 2015):

The cover of your latest book took my breath away - it was
absolutely stunning!! Thank you for leaving the character's
heads on, too!! That adds so much to your book - not only
beauty, but it doesn't look like a major printing mistake.
As for the story itself, you've whipped it up into something
special, and I'm really looking forward to reading it this
Spring. I've already put it on my TBR list, and know it's
going to make for an enjoyable read. Congratulations on
what I'm sure will be a big seller!!

Re: Shadow Of A Spout (11:51am April 7, 2015):

As soon as I started to read about your latest book, I knew
it would be the perfect mystery for me to help usher in the
Spring with, so it's already on my TBR list!! The cover is
so nicely done, and you can't help but stare at it!! I'll
have to get into your other series as well, since I live in
Michigan. It would be foolish for me to pass it up, and
your Muffin mystery sounds like it would make a good read as
well. I have a lot of reading to do!! Since your biography
states that you do crafts, I just wondered if you've seen
the beautiful tea cozies that there are on line - mostly in
knit. It's a shame to cover them when you're a collector,
but the one I'm thinking of has a bouquet of flowers over
the top part of it, and it's plain around the sides, to go
through the spout and handle. It was just a thought.
Congratulations again!!

Re: The Duke's Disaster (11:38am April 7, 2015):

I know I've never seen a story line quite like this before,
even though there's been so many books written about Dukes
before, by several Authors. With your reputation, and the
interesting synopsis, this is definately a book for my TBR
list!! Congratulations on what I know is going to be a big
seller!! The cover is beautifully done - in fact it's
outstanding, and I thank you for leaving the Character's
heads on the cover. It adds so much to the book!!

Re: Dark Chocolate Demise (11:22am April 7, 2015):

I enjoyed reading your posting today, know that I'm going to
love reading your book, and will have to give your cupcake
recipe a try. I have a Cousin who loves to go "all out" for
Halloween, and I'll have to let her know about your book, as
well as your cupcake recipe, which she'll probably make.
She's made some pretty realistic looking appetizers in the
past, as well as costumes!! I was just thinking, that if
you wanted to go one step further, you could add some
strawberry jelly to the inside, to represent blood. Love
the cover - congratulations on your book, and it's on my TBR
list!!

Re: The Makeover Mistake (11:10am April 7, 2015):

I would love for Sara to kindly ask the Authors to offer
their books in e-copy or print format. Some people, such as
I, don't own e-readers, don't have extra room on their
computers to download a book, are on dial-up, so it would
take forever to download anyway, and actually prefer holding
the actual book to getting an e-copy. A couple of Authors
already are nice enough to do so. I would have loved to
read this book, but unfortunately I can't.

Re: Bittersweet (10:58am April 7, 2015):

I'm hoping that this book can be read as a standalone, since
somehow I missed the series. I remember reading your
Beatrice Potter book, and enjoyed it very much. This book
sounds like it has all of the elements I look for in a
mystery, and I'm looking forward to reading it. I've
already put it on my TBR list. Congratulations on your
latest book, and I'm sure that you have quite a following on
such a long series, or you wouldn't be writing it. Although
there isn't that much to your cover, I really like it
nonetheless. It was very artisically done!!

Re: Grave On Grand Avenue (10:47am April 7, 2015):

Naomi - I can totally relate to your posting, since I too,
started off with the cello in Junior High, and continued in
High School, with their orchestra. I'm challenged
heightways as well, and live where there's snow, so I
remember being pelted with snowballs as I carried my
instrument proudly home from school!! Because I loved
playing so much, my parents decided to get me a tutor, and
eventually bought me my own instrument - a 3/4 size, which I
still own to this day!! As for 1st chair, I was fortunate
enough to nail that seat, but was always tying with another
girl, so there were concerts where one of us would start out
at 1st seat, then we would switch halfway through. Other
times I beat her out, and was really proud of myself for
doing so!! I can't wait to read your book, since I'll feel
an "extra" connection to the story, as well as to the
Author. Congratulations on your book, and I'm so glad you
came here today!! Sorry for the long posting.

Re: Crossing Abby Road (10:43am April 5, 2015):

I don't think I really have a preference. It really depends
on the mood that I'm in, because an opposites attract
Romance involves a bit more to the story line than a perfect
match does. The stories also tend to run a little
different, and opposites can tend to be frustrating at times
while reading them, until the couples get together. I'm
looking forward to reading your latest book. It sounds like
a great Spring read, and I have it on my TBR list.
Congratulations on what I know will be a big seller!!

Re: On Shifting Sand (7:56am April 3, 2015):

Jell-O brings back wonderful memories of my childhood,
especially one dessert my Mom used to make. She called it
Broken Glass, and she made it in her cake pan. There were 3
flavors, usually Cherry, Orange, and Lime, and she make
those in ice cube trays, then cubed it up, and put it in the
cake pan, after she made a base that was used with Dream
Whip which I prefer over Cool Whip any day, lemon juice, and
one other item. It was so good, but I still have to find
her recipe in her belongings. I have some great Jell-O
recipes that I'd love to make, but my Husband prefers
pudding, so I've never made them, which I really miss
having. Your posting just may have put a bug in me now!!
lol As for your book, the synopsis totally blew me away,
and I have it put on my TBR list. I can't wait to read it.
After reading a little more background about that era, it
makes reading this book a little more of a temptation (no
pun intended). Congratulations on your book, and I
apologize for the long answer to your question.

Re: Scandalously Yours (11:19am April 2, 2015):

I really enjoyed reading the excerpt from your latest book,
and only wish that I had it here, so that I could read it in
its' entirety!! I would love to see how the story line
played out!! For now, I'll have to put your book on my TBR
list, and it's going to make the perfect read for this
Spring!! Congratulations on what I know is going to be a
big hit!!

Re: The Woman of La Mancha (10:43am April 1, 2015):

I'm not as computer savvy as you are, unfortunately, so what
I would do is either type my notes out on separate sheets,
put them in a binder, and separate them with tabs, or write
the information out in longhand in a notepad that has more
than one divider in it, so that I could keep the information
straight. On the outside, I would mark the tablet with what
I have inside of it. I know it's a lot of extra work, but
when you don't know the extra workings of the computer,
there's not a lot you can do about it. Congratulations on
your book. It sounds like it will make for a wonderful
weekend read!!

Re: The Millionaire's Unexpected Proposal (10:32am April 1, 2015):

I made a snap judgement about a person years ago. Was I
wrong?? Possibly. But I never gave them a chance to prove
themselves, and that's the part that will haunt me. Your book
sounds very interesting, and I'll be looking forward to
reading it. Congratulations!!

Re: The Shopkeeper's Daughter (9:47am April 1, 2015):

I've been in sort of a niche lately, reading books about
WWII, mostly love stories. They've been most enjoyable, and
the stories have had to do with love in different topics -
nurses, soldiers, civilians, etc. I'm looking forward to
adding yours to the mix especially, since it will have a bit
of sentimental meaning. My late Father served during WWII,
and part of his stint was served in England, as well as
France, Germany, Belgium, and other places. I remember him
speaking fondly of England, and this story jarred a memory
of him during that time. Congratulations on your latest
book, and I'm going to make sure I put it on my TBR list!!

Re: One True Heart (9:30am April 1, 2015):

This sounds like such a wonderful story - one that's going
to tug on the heartstrings, and keep you up, turning the
pages until it's done. I love books like that, and thank
you for writing just the ticket that I'm in the mood for.
Congratulations on your latest book!! I love the cover,
too!! The bridge with the hearts on it really called out to
me!!

Re: The Unforgiven: Athos (9:21am April 1, 2015):

All these years later, I'm still kicking myself for never
reading the classics, although it's on my bucket list!!
Your book sounds like an interesting read, since I have a
little familiarity with the characters, and I'm curious to
read about what the story is about. Since you have such
love for the characters, I'm sure your books will be a labor
of love!! Congratulations on your book!!

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

Any time I bake a cake, it's gone, because I use home-made
buttercream frosting that's to die for (no pun intended)!!
My brownies go quickly as well. So do my cookies -
especially at Christmas, and most of the time, people wait
outside the stove to grab them as they come out of the
oven!! Can't wait to read your book, since there are a lot
of my favorite Authors in it!!

Re: A Wee Murder In My Shop (9:44am March 31, 2015):

You always manage to find books that will appeal to
everyone. These books are no exception. Both books in this
series have their own appeal, and I'm looking forward to
reading both books in this series!! The covers for the book
in the Wee series is not only interesting, I think the cover
is very well done as well. It's very colorful and expresses
the story line quite well. Thank you again, Kym, for coming
here and bringing us another book to put on our TBR list!!

Re: SWAT Secret Admirer (11:27am March 30, 2015):

Of course, I'm looking forward to reading about Maggie
facing down the person who originally hurt her, and started
her on the path in life that she took!! Your latest book
sounds so interesting right from the start, and I'm sure
it's going to be filled with a lot of unexpected twists!!
Congratulations on your latest book, which I'm sure is going
to do very well!! It has all of the elements to make it a
big seller!!

Re: Breath of Scandal (11:45am March 28, 2015):

I know I'll love this book just as much as I've loved your
other books!! Congratulations on what I know is going to be
another New York Times bestseller!! I love the cover as
well!! What's not to like about your books?? You have the
gift, obviously, and we're all the better for it as soon as
we open the front cover.

Re: Wagers Gone Awry (11:34am March 28, 2015):

Let me start out by saying that I love the cover of your
book. The woman reminds me of a young Bridgette Bardot.
The story itself sounds like it's going to be a fun read,
and that's perfect for the Spring!! I can't wait to read
it, and have it on my TBR list. Thank you for coming here
and letting us know about your latest book. Congratulations
on what I'm sure will be a big hit with the ladies!!

Re: The Baron's Betrayal (11:19am March 26, 2015):

This sounds like it will make the perfect read to usher in
Spring!! If I had the extra time, I would love to join a
"street team," but I currently do volunteer work, teaching
knitting class, which takes up a lot of time, and have other
things on my plate which have gobbled up all of my waking
hours. This year I had to re-do my schedule, just so I
could have a little time for myself and my family, to be
able to unwind, or to catch up on things around the house.
Anyway, I am looking forward to reading your book, since it
sounds like your best one yet, and will definately put it on
my TBR list!! Congratulations!!

Re: Ares' Temptation (11:01am March 26, 2015):

Let me just say that after reading your posting, as well as
your bio, I'm a bit envious, but in a good way!! I've
always wanted to write, but never put pen to paper, and got
discouraged at an early age. Many moons ago, I played the
cello in my High School Orchestra, and was 1st Chair. I
also took private lessons, and started to take flute
lessons. In fact, I still have both of my instruments all
of these years later, and my tutor hooked me up with an
Armstrong flute from an instrument store. Anyway, I love
the latest book that you wrote!! I love the story line that
you came up with, and am looking forward to finding out how
the book ends!! Congratulations on what I feel is going to
be another big hit for you!!

Re: Red Handed (12:34pm March 24, 2015):

After 32 years of marriage, there are a lot of things that
are said!! lol One thing that you missed for both sides
was - I made other plans for tonight, and am going out.
It's not a date, of course, just plans with their friends.
There are times I go out with my Girlfriends, because we
need to do something, or my Husband had to go out to help
his Friend who didn't drive. I had sick Parents to take
care of - one who had Alzheimer's, and I knew he didn't want
to come along all the time. Anyway, your posting made my
day, and I'm sure your book will make my night!!
Congratulations on what I know will be a big hit!!

Re: Lady Of The Eternal City (12:13pm March 24, 2015):

I don't get excited by Rome in general. I get excited about
reading anything to do with History as a rule - be it
anything to do with Russia, England, Rome, wherever!! I
took the time to walk away and look at the books that I've
already read, because there have been so many, and it seems
that I read mostly about Catherine the Great, which we know
has to do with Russia. I would be thrilled to read your
latest book, to familiarize myself with the Empress of Rome,
and begin learning more about that History as well. As for
England, I've only read about the Knights, mostly, except
for recent History, which doesn't have to do with you, but
Roman History seems to have gotten away from me.
Congratulations on your latest book, and it will be on my
TBR list for sure!! I love the cover, too!!

Re: Stars to Lead Me Home (11:56am March 24, 2015):

I feel a connection to the name Maggie, since it's a
nickname for the name Margaret. That was supposed to be my
birth name, and somehow Peggy was put on my birth
certificate instead. I've always liked the name Maggie
myself, and grew up envious that I couldn't use that
nickname, while growing up, and still to this day, along
with a couple others. I enjoyed reading your posting, and
could picture your Husband's Grandmother, going out the door
to work in her garden. It brought back memories of me, many
moons ago, when I had gardens of my own, and had a certain
time set aside, to go out and work in my garden. She sounds
like she was a wonderful lady, who had a full life, and you
have great memories of her, so her life lives on. I'm
looking forward to reading your book, more than you know,
and have put it on my TBR list, to read it this Spring, in
honor of your Husband's Grandmother, while everything is
starting to sprout!! Thank you for coming here to let us
know about your latest book, which I know is going to be a
big seller!! I'm sorry to have gotten a little long-winded
in my response, as well!!

Re: Paper Doll (11:40am March 23, 2015):

I really love your thought process regarding putting a book
together, and know that I'll enjoy reading your first book!!
Congratulations on what I know is going to be the first of a
big seller, and I'm sure will be a movie, if it's anything
like you described!! I wish I had a copy in front of me
now, so I could get started!! It will be on my TBR list,
and I'll have to put it on my list of items to pick up on my
next trip to town. Since I live out in the country, it's
not something I do every day, since those trips are quite a
long distance. Anyway, I enjoyed your posting, and know
I'll love your book!!

Re: Breaking the Bachelor (11:04am March 22, 2015):

The first time I saw my Husband, I knew that we would get
married. At the time, he had no idea, of course!! It took
a few years for us to get together as a couple, but once we
did, he wasted no time to ask me to marry him!! When he
did, I was over the moon, and said yes!! It's been 32 years
years now, and there are still things about him that I find
exciting!!

Re: Guarding His Heart (10:53am March 22, 2015):

I actually prefer the everyday, small town romance, because
to me, it feels comfortable. It's like a glove, and you're
reading something you're familiar with - a comfort zone. To
read about billionaires doesn't interest me. I could care
less how they live, and what they do. I'm sure they have
conflict in their lives like everyone else, and so be it,
but it doesn't interest me. I prefer the everyday life any
day, and that type of romance in a small town makes me want
to cozy up in my favorite spot and get lost in the pages of
a book for a few hours. Your latest book sounds like just
the ticket!! Congratulations on your latest book, which
should do very well!!

Re: SEAL My Home (10:15am March 21, 2015):

After looking at all of the covers, my favorite is Seal
Under Covers. Even though the covers are a little darker in
contrast than the others, I like the Seal in profile for
starters. The main difference between this cover and the
new one is that he has a head!! I have no idea why the
publisher feels that they have to chop off the head, other
than to show off the physique, thinking that will sell more
books!! To me, I think it cheapens the cover, and looks
like a printing error, and does nothing for me. I prefer to
look at the entire person - at least from the waist up, as
you did in your older books. The book I named shows the
Seals' physique just as well, and gets your point across.
The person purchasing your books will buy them going by the
Author, not by the photo on the cover.

Re: Andrea and the 5-Day Challenge (11:12am March 20, 2015):

I remember those days well. Growing up in a strict
household where I was never encouraged to be anything that I
can recall, other than doing well on my studies, and not
being taught about boys in general, and not being allowed to
date until a certain age my Mom had chosen, I really had no
self-esteem. I let a boy pretty much choose me, because the
ones that I liked sort of ran the other way!! In time, I
learned through "hard knocks," but also kept my dignity
intact, and married the man that I truly loved, but I
wouldn't want to go through that stage again!! Your book
would bring back a flood of memories, not all pleasant ones,
but I'm willing to give it a shot. Congratulations on your
book, which I'm sure is going to do well!!

Re: Spy Of Richmond (11:00am March 20, 2015):

I never realized the magnitude of the Women who helped in
the Civil War alone, until I read your posting!! I'm
looking forward to reading your book, and have put it on my
TBR list. The cover is beautifully done, and has captured
the dress of that era very well!! Congratulations on your
latest book, and I'm sure it's going to sell very well!!

Re: Siren's Call (11:21am March 19, 2015):

I enjoyed reading your posting, and actually got a kick out
of it!! This isn't my normal genre - in fact, I've never
read a book about mermaids before. I have read a couple of
books about witches, though. One book about Sookie, which I
got a kick out of, and the other book about Oz, by Gregory
Maguire, which I enjoyed as well. He made me a fan of the
series. Anyway, I would love to read a book about mermaids,
and since I've seen other books out there on the subject,
your books called out to me (no pun intended). I love your
spunk and your spirit. I also love your sense of humor, and
know that I'll love your book!! The cover is beautiful and
so sensual!! Congratulations on your book, and I put it on
my TBR list. I'm sure it's going to make for a wonderful
read this Spring!!

Re: His Majesty's Secret Passion (11:08am March 19, 2015):

Since I haven't worked up the nerve to write yet, I
constantly read. I'm currently reading a book about a
private investigator who is looking for a person who is
missing. She is a socialite, so to speak, and the story
takes place in seedier side of Paris, in the 1920's. Right
now, he's trying to narrow down which person she has
associated herself with, and whether she is still alive or
not. The book is called The Bones of Paris by Laurie R.
King. This isn't my normal genre, but this year I've
decided to read "outside the box" so to speak, and this book
I've had a hard time putting down. There are a lot of
twists and turns to it, along with some interesting
characters along the way. Thank you so much for the tips as
well. One day soon I will get up the nerve to start
writing!!

Re: Steeped In Evil (9:55am March 18, 2015):

Pour me a cup - I'm in!! Any time you say mystery, you've
got my interest peaked, so this book has already been put on
my TBR list, to be read this Spring!! What a great time to
crack open a book such as this, too!! The cover itself is
beautifully done and follows through with the seasonal
transition. Congratulations on what I'm sure will be
another winner!!

Re: Get Lucky (9:46am March 18, 2015):

As many times as I've seen your name, as well as your books,
I've never seen an excerpt - until now!! After today's
posting an excerpt, it made me see why you're such a popular
Author, and I have your book on my TBR list, as well as your
other books!! Now I have some reading to catch up on!! The
excerpt on this particular book caught my interest, as well
as made me chuckle in parts, which is great.
Congratulations on your Novella, and I'll be keeping my eyes
open for your books from now on!!

Re: Horse Of A Different Killer (11:31am March 17, 2015):

Whenever you have the words "animal, psychic, and murder,"
you have my undivided attention when it comes to books!!
The cover to the book is very well done, and I'm sure that
I'll love the book just as much!! Congratulations on your
book, and I'm sure it's going to do very well!! Even my 2
cats give it a "paws up!!"

Re: Untrue Colors (11:15am March 17, 2015):

Since I'll probably rate a lot of boos for my answer to your
question, I'll probably have to pick Ryan Reynolds. The
reason why I chose him is because he's the only person I
know out of your choices, due to the fact that I don't
really watch movies that often, and as for TV, the only
channels I have come out of Canada, and there are only 3,
which don't show the best programs. Nonetheless, that
doesn't stop me from reading, which is one of my favorite
pastimes, along with my knitting and crocheting, which I
volunteer teaching every week!! My days tend to be quite
busy, with my books, my teaching, and other outside
commitments. I'm looking forward to reading your book. The
cover is very well-done, and I'm sure the story inside will
match it for its' beauty. Congratulations!!

Re: One Step Too Far (10:53am March 17, 2015):

Congratulations on your book!! After reading your posting,
it made me think for a minute, and the one thought that
crossed my mind is that perhaps your book might not have
reached the #1 international bestseller status, had you
started writing sooner, so it was probably good that you
delayed your book. It's probably bad for readers like us,
because we were unable to get a taste of your writing
talents, but as the saying goes - things happen for a
reason!! I'm looking forward to reading your book, and when
you get the accolades that you do, it makes a person want to
read it even more!! I just want to read it, because I know
that you put your heart into your book, and it will probably
shine through, while reading the story. Congratulations
again on your book, and I know it's going to do well!! May
you have a long writing career!!

Re: Sins of a Duke (3:28pm March 15, 2015):

After reading your posting, as well as the synopsis for your
book, I could feel the love and passion that you put into
the books that you write!! Not every Author does that.
Some turn into cookie-cutters, and write just to get a book
off to press. In your case, your inner fire comes through
loud and clear, and it's something to be proud of!! I'm
looking forward to reading your book, and have put it on my
TBR list. The cover that was chosen is beautiful, and very
sensual to go with the story line. Congratulations on what
I think will be a big seller!!

Re: What I Did For A Duke (11:02am March 14, 2015):

I just wanted to tell you that I think the cover to your
latest book is stunning!! It's also a great deal, too, but
I'm disappointed that it's only in an e-book format, since I
don't own an e-reader, and prefer my books in print.
Congratulations on your latest book!! I'm sure it will be a
big hit!!

Re: Ourselves (10:05pm March 12, 2015):

I enjoyed reading your posting, and you gave a lot of good
examples. Your book sounds like a great read to usher in
Spring with. I already put it on my TBR list.
Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm sure it will do
well!!

Re: Beneath a Blood Lust Moon (9:52pm March 12, 2015):

Normally I would skip over this genre, because I feel that
these books are a waste of my time - something that I could
never "get into." For some reason, I was picking up some
sort of feeling while I was reading your posting tonight,
and I'm going to give your books a chance. I can tell that
you put "your all" into your books, and I think that they're
going to be a bit different from the other books of this
genre on this site, that I'd be reading. Congratulations on
your book, and I'm sure it's going to do well!!

Re: All But Lost (9:27pm March 12, 2015):

I must confess that I've never read a synopsis quite of this
caliber before!! That was pretty steamy when you fill in
the blanks, and quite different from anything I've ever read
before!! You've really piqued my interest, and I've put
your book on my TBR list. This is one book that I'll have
to experience, instead of read, because you really put your
heart and soul into your books!! To just read your book,
then just toss it aside without getting anything out of it
would be a mistake. This is one book that must be
experienced!! Congratulations on your latest book!! I'm
sure it will do well!!

Re: Spring Fever: Shifters in Love (9:11pm March 12, 2015):

Because I consider myself to be more of a "good girl," I
would have to choose the Angel out of the paranormal Heroes.
I try to fight for good over evil in my own life, so I can
relate. The runner up would be a toss-up between shape
shifters and witches. The shape shifters, because it would
be such a rush to be able to turn into something else if you
needed to escape from a situation!! I also like the Witch,
because I would like to be able to cast a spell on someone
if they did something they shouldn't have, either to me, or
to someone else, in retaliation. I also have other reasons,
and a Witch would be the perfect reason why. Your latest
book sounds really interesting, and would make a great read,
so I've put it on my TBR list. Congratulations on what I
know will be a good seller!!

Re: Kiss Me Hello (7:25pm March 10, 2015):

Your books are not put on the bestseller's lists without a
good reason - they are bound to be a good read, and when you
throw Romance into the mix, that's an even BETTER reason!!
This book is no exception!! I'm looking forward to reading
your latest book, and congratulate you on not only adding
another book to your list and closing another chapter, but
to making swarms of fans happy that they have another book
to open and fill their hearts with joy - if only for a
while!! Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: Slow and Steady Rush (7:12pm March 10, 2015):

After reading the excerpt, I can understand why your book
was named Slow and Steady Rush!! What an amazing excerpt!!
If only there had been more to read!! I felt as if I was a
fly on the wall, watching the conversation between the two
of them, slowly building in intensity!! Your book has
definately been put on my TBR list, and the sooner I get to
it, the better!! Congratulations on what I'm sure is going
to be a "steady rush" of sellers, after word of mouth gets
out on this one!!

Re: The Snow Globe (6:55pm March 10, 2015):

Historical fiction are my favorites. When you add books
about England to the mix, you have my complete attention!!
To add the era of the 20's to the equation, I'm in complete
bliss!! After reading the synopsis, I was beside myself
that I didn't have a copy of your book in my hands, to start
reading your book immediately, because your book is exactly
what I'm looking for!! I also adore snow globes, and own a
couple, in my ecclactic mix of collectibles. For now, I can
only put your book on my TBR list, and hope to read it in
the very near future - like when I finish with a couple of
books that I really want to read for similar reasons. They
spoke volumes to me, as this book does. Congratulations on
what I'm sure is a book that will do very well!!

Re: Suspendered Sentence (10:38am March 10, 2015):

I wish that I had heard about your books sooner, because it
looks like I have some catching up to do!! I love reading
any books having to do with the Amish people. I find them
fascinating, and to find a mystery series about them, would
have to be my first!! I love the cover of your book, and
know I'll love the book just as much!! Congratulations on
your latest book!!

Re: How To Catch A Cat (10:27am March 10, 2015):

This sounds like a very interesting read, and being a cat
owner, it'll be right up my alley!! Congratulations on your
latest book, and I'm sure it'll be a big hit!!

Re: Spring Brides: A Year of Weddings Novella Collection (10:44am March 8, 2015):

My Dearest friend lives in Louisiana, and that makes reading
your book that much more special!! I enjoyed reading the
synopsis to your book, and the stories really touch your
heart, which I think was the purpose for you writing them!!
This will definately be on my TBR list!! What timing for
your book as well - right at the start of Bridal season!!
Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a big hit!!
Love the cover, too!!

Re: Heartbreak Cove (10:41am March 7, 2015):

The excerpt had me totally mesmerized!! I really wish I had
your book in front of me, so that I could find out how the
story unfolded!! Unfortunatelly, I haven't read any of your
books, so it looks like I have some books to put on my TBR
list for this coming Spring!! It sounds like a great
series, and I'm looking forward to reading it!!
Congratulations on your latest book, and I have no doubt
that it's going to be a great seller!!

Re: Paper Hearts (9:52am March 7, 2015):

I can't comment on the people you've chosen for your
characters, because the only TV channels I'm able to get
through my TV come from Canada. There are only 3 of them,
and the programs that they choose are poor at best, so I
don't watch much TV. Most of the time, I listen to the
radio. My internet is just as poor. I'm on dial-up, so
there's no such animal, as they say, as watching videos. In
the beginning, it was hard to live this way, but you get
used to it, and there are so many other things that I'm
involved in right now, that I really don't miss it!!
Anyway, I love the plot to your latest book, and hope that
it isn't a digital download. I'm really looking forward to
reading it. Congratulations on what I know is going to be a
big hit, if not a hit already, since I think I've seen your
book floating around someplace already!! I love the sweet
cover that was chosen for your book as well!!
Congratulations again!!

Re: The Makeover Mistake (10:54am March 6, 2015):

Being born and raised in Michigan myself, I know how devoted
the Tigers fans really are, even though I'm not one myself.
I used to watch them on TV, many times alongside my Dad,
which brings back memories, but where I live in the State
now, I'm unable to get the Tigers on my TV, since I live to
close to Canada. I'm only able to receive Canadian
programming, which most of the time is a bummer. Anyway, to
please my Husband, once in a while I'll watch a movie at
home with him that he really wants me to see, because he's a
big movie watcher, while I'm not. That's about the only
thing I can think of. We both have our own hobbies, and
after over 32 years of bliss, we do our own things while
sitting in the same room, and it works for us. I'm looking
forward to reading Kathy's book, and I also Congratulate her
and wish her the best with her latest book!!

Re: The Sheikh's Sinful Seduction (10:38am March 6, 2015):

Now that was a hot excerpt!! I honestly thought this book
would be on the boring side, but you proved that it will be
anything but that!! I have put your book on my TBR list for
the upcoming Spring season, and it will definately change up
my mood once I read it!! Now I know why Harlequin snatched
you up as one of their Authors!! Congratulations on your
latest book, which I know is going to do very well!!

Re: The Vigil (10:25am March 6, 2015):

In this instance, I need to put a different slant on things.
At one time, I used to be johnny-on-the-spot. Whenever
someone needed something, they could always count on me to
come through. All they had to do was ask. It became my
downfall, because at some point, I became overwhelmed and
taken advantage of. It wasn't because I didn't like doing
these things. I enjoyed doing many of them. It's just hard
to describe the being taken advantage of point that is hard
to describe. Anyway, I had finally had enough, and one day
I finally put my foot down, gently, and said no. These
people got the point, and I was able to pick and choose what
I would do for whom, which cut down the stress factor
considerably!! I will never put myself in that position
again!! As for your book, I'm really anxious to read it.
The cover is tastefully done, and the story line has me
intrigued. Congratulations on what I'm sure will be a good
seller!!

Re: Sinful Rewards 8 (11:16am March 5, 2015):

You bet I walked away!! One day it hit me square in the
forehead - he loved his Mother and Family more than me, and
lived his life under a microscope. I was finally sick of
it, and got out before it destroyed me!! Best decision I
ever made, although it destroyed him in a way. I was also
part of his strength. Very painful to go through, but got
married to the person I should have been with from the very
beginning!! Hope that makes sense, and am anxiously looking
forward to reading your book. You have me hooked, and I'm
sure you'll have a big following for this book!!
Congratulations!!

Re: The Bluestocking and the Rake (11:00am March 5, 2015):

I must be one of the very few, if not the only one who has
never read Jane Austen!! I have found your explanation most
intriguing, and fascinating at the same time. Since I've
never read any of your books before, this is going to be the
perfect place to start. Your latest book sounds really good
to me, and I'm looking forward to reading it, to help me
usher in Spring!! Congratulations on what I know is going
to be a big hit!! Love stories such as this are always a
big seller, and yours will be no exception but with one
difference - you have a bit of Jane Austen thrown in the
background, and that will make your book all that more
interesting!!

Re: Ask Me Nicely (10:13am March 5, 2015):

I believe in insta-love, as you put it, because it happened
to me, too!! The first time I saw my Husband, I knew he was
the man I was going to marry!! I had to carry a torch for
him for a few years, but when he asked me to marry him, I
was over the moon!! We've been together for over 32 years,
and look back and laugh about those early days now. He
always says to me how he wishes he had married me sooner,
and how much time he wasted not being with me right from the
start!! We can't turn back time, but we can love the time
we have left together!! I am looking forward to reading
your book, and have it on my TBR list. I also enjoyed
reading about your love story. I connected to it
immediately, and it took me back to mine, even though mine
was a bit different. Congratulations on your forever-
after!!

Re: Of Silk And Steam (10:02am March 5, 2015):

I've read so many books over the years, of so many genres,
but love reading a good Romance in between the heavy topics,
to make me feel good, and clear my head a bit. As for
titles, there are none that really come to mind, since my
mind is really not engaged for that type of thinking yet.
I'm looking forward to reading your latest book, however,
and have put it on my TBR list. Congratulations, and I'm
sure it will do well.

Re: Vampires Never Cry Wolf (9:51am March 5, 2015):

This sounds like an interesting book. I have yet to be
drawn to read a book from this genre. The press made such a
big deal about the Twilight series, that I really didn't
care to even see it!! The way you describe things in your
posting, you make vampires sound a bit more interesting, and
I just might give your book a try!! You have a way of
putting an interesting slant on your books, instead of
"hype," the way they did with Twilight, and it makes me
appreciate your writing more. Congratulations on your book,
and I'm sure it's going to do quite well!!

Re: Borrowed Crime (10:54am March 3, 2015):

I enjoyed reading your article, and it's always a good
feeling when you find another Michigander who made it big as
an Author!! There are a few that have come from our great
State, and it shows that not only are we smart, but we have
a lot of imagination, to be able to write the way we do
(present company excluded - me). I still don't have the
guts, nor the stomach to put pen to paper, although I'm
wearing down. There are a few things I need to clear off of
my plate first, before I can attempt it. Congratulations on
your latest book. The cover was wonderfully done, and I
know I'm going to love the story, since I love where you
chose for your setting.

Re: Broken Honor (10:40am March 3, 2015):

Thank you for making my day!! I actually got a kick out of
your posting today, and although I've never read any of your
books before, I've put your latest book on my TBR list.
With your active mind, your latest book is sure to be a good
read!! Congratulations on your latest book, and you should
consider writing a book with some of your thoughts inside
it. I've seen several Authors write books like that,
although they claim it comes from their blog, but you could
pull it off as well, and I'm sure your readers would enjoy a
change of pace, in between your Hornet series.

Re: Ladle to the Grave (10:31am March 3, 2015):

I loved your posting, and want to commend you for
understanding the true nature of your responsibility as an
Author. There was one Author I used to read, and every time
her books came out, I couldn't wait to read her latest
book!! One day, she did a complete 180 degree turn with her
story line, and ever since then, I have dropped her as one
of my go-to reads. Her books now have no interest to me, as
far as I'm concerned. Anyway, I adore the cover to your
latest book, and know that I'll feel the same about what is
between the covers!! Congratulations on what I know is
going to be a very well thought-out, written from the heart,
story!! I'm going to be thrilled to read your latest book,
and every book hereafter!!

Re: Right Kind of Wrong (10:21am March 3, 2015):

This sounds like a fun read, and I've already put it on my TBR
list!! Loved the excerpt, and know I'll love the book!!
Congratulations on what I know is going to be a big hit!!

Re: A Wee Murder In My Shop (10:14am March 3, 2015):

I found your posting to be most interesting. Although I've
never personally seen a ghost, I know that my Mother has
come to visit my Husband and me, on more than one occasion,
to let us know that she's ok. She's pulled a couple of
pranks on us, which would let us know that she had done
them. The other thing I wanted to say is that I live in
Michigan, which has not only the Great Lakes, but quite a
few lighthouses. My Husband and I have visited a few while
on our travels, and I make it a point, while inside, to
always touch the walls. It's been amazing for me to be able
to pick up vibrations, or feelings, if you will, from past
"keepers of the light," who were there at least 100 years
prior. I would have the strangest look on my face, and my
Husband would ask me about it, and I'd tell him about the
feelings I experienced after we got done touring that
particular lighthouse. Personally, I believe that most
ghosts are unsettled spirits, for whatever reason, and are
harmless. I'm really looking forward to reading your book!!

Re: Return To You (9:51am March 3, 2015):

I wish I had your book in front of me, so that I could start
reading it!! We have a semi-nice, wintry day outside today,
and I'm watching the snowflakes, along with the freezing
rain falling outside my windows. The birds are at their
birdfeeders, and it makes for the perfect backdrop to curl
up with a cup of hot cocoa, my kitties, and a good book!!
For now, I have to put your book on my TBR list, and settle
for something I have on hand. Congratulations on what I'm
sure is going to strike a chord with a lot of Women out
there!! Your book will definately be a big hit!!

Re: On Fire (11:02am March 2, 2015):

That book is definately different from the other ones you've
written, but it won't stop me from reading it!! It sure
sounds like another page-turner, and I have it on my TBR list.
Congratulations on your latest book, and I know that it's
going to be a big hit!!

Re: Bring On The Dusk (10:54am March 2, 2015):

After the Chris Kyle incident, I have a little more
understanding regarding the Military Family, although I'm
sure I'll never completely understand it, since I've never
served in the Military. When you basically "breathe
together" as a unit, 24 hours a day, for so many years, and
it becomes the only life you know, it's almost like a
marriage. To be discharged is similar to a divorce, and
it's understandable that the Soldiers would have a hard time
adjusting to civilian life again. My heart goes out to
every service Man and Woman, who puts their life on the line
on a daily basis!! I'm looking forward to reading your
book, to see your slant on the Military, since it seems you
have nailed their emotions, according to the accolades I
read in your bio. Congratulations on your latest book!! I
apologize for being a bit wordy, but tried to make my
explanation as short as possible!!

Re: Wicked, My Love (10:38am March 2, 2015):

Your book sounds like the perfect read to usher in Spring
with!! I'm looking forward to reading how the plot is going
to play out. The cover of your book is beautifully done.
Congratulations on what I'm sure will be a big seller!!

Re: Who Buries The Dead (10:28am March 2, 2015):

I'm sorry that I didn't know about this series from the very
beginning, because I tend to gravitate to books about
British History for some reason. This book sounds so good,
that I wish I had it in my hands right now!! The cover is
beautifully done, and I congratulate you on getting the next
book in the series written. Now I have some catching up to
do, and will be looking them up, and putting them all on my
TBR list!! Thank you for coming here and letting us know
about your books!!

Re: Assault And Pepper (10:16am March 2, 2015):

My favorite cozy spot is a rocker that belonged to my
Parents, and I've sat in it, ever since I was a little
girl!! It's my favorite spot to not only sit in and read my
books and snuggle with my kitties, but I also work on my
computer on it, and do my knitting there!! This chair
brings me comfort and keeps me relaxed, since I can sit and
rock gently, looking out the window at the birdfeeders
whenever I need to get my thoughts together, or if my hands
need a short break from knitting. It's my favorite
hideaway, so to speak!! I love the cover of your latest
book, and can picture myself sitting in my rocker with your
book in my hands now!! Congratulations on what I know will
be a big hit!! Loved your posting, too!!

Re: The Spinster Bride (9:08am March 1, 2015):

Your book sounds like it's going to be a fun read, and I've
put it on my TBR list. The cover is spectacular!!
Congratulations on what I KNOW is going to be a big hit!!
Most Women love Historical Romances!!

Re: The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy (8:38am March 1, 2015):

Your book has stoked my interest on more than one front. I
enjoy reading books from this era, and being a cellist,
although retired, it would be foolish for me to pass up a
story like this!! I was anything but a wallflower, though,
when I played!! lol The story sounds charming, to coin a
phrase from that time period, and I'm looking forward to
reading your book. It's on my TBR list already!!
Congratulations on what I know will be a big seller!!

Re: A Stolen Season (8:22am March 1, 2015):

I have a dear friend who lives not that far outside of
London. At one time, he gave me the opportunity to come
live with him, and his family. Although I almost jumped at
the chance, the thought of flying over there, for around 3
hours over the ocean, gave me pause. He doesn't give it a
second thought, but because I haven't flown in over 20
years, it makes my knees weak!! I've always wanted to visit
there, among other places, but have to get over that fear of
longer flights. I can handle the shorter ones without too
much of a problem, and without medication!! lol I feel the
way you do as far as looking at the buildings themselves -
knowing that they've stood there for hundreds of years. I'm
a bit of an English History buff anyway, so it would be
wonderful to see these buildings in person. I was also
amazed to learn the tidbit from you about the song "London
Bridge is Falling Down." I also remember it from my
childhood, and wasn't aware of its' true meaning. I'm
looking forward to reading your latest book, since it will
be my first time-travel book. Congratulations on what I'm
sure is going to be a big seller!!

Re: Thoughtful (10:22am February 27, 2015):

Congratulations on your latest book!! I can see why that
cover was chosen. It's very expressive regarding the story
line of the book, from what I've read of the synopsis, and
I'm looking forward to reading your book!! It sounds like
it should be a good read, and will make the series a lot
more interesting.

Re: Snowed In (10:14am February 27, 2015):

You're right. There are a lot of nice things about Winter,
and where I live, we happen to get a lot of snow. We had
over a foot in the past few days, and since I live in the
country, when I look out my windows, when the sun is
shining, like this morning, it looks like thousands of
diamonds are kissing the landscape!! The bare trees make a
stark contrast, and if the deer are out, it adds to the
scene. My Husband and I have several different types of
bird feeders out, so we see all different varieties of
birds, from woodpeckers, to blue jays to goldfinches, and
they know when we're out there to feed them, because they
automatically fly to the trees and start their calls, to
alert the rest of the clan!! Our furnace resembles a
fireplace, so it looks cozy inside every time it kicks on.
At night, the flames dance with color!! We cheat at night,
since we need to use an electric blanket, due to my health
issues. Your books sound really good, and I pray that
they're in print, because although I got a bit long-winded,
to make a long story short, I have no e-reader, and no room
on my computer to download books. Congratulations on your
latest book!! Sounds really good!!

Re: Left to Forever (12:46pm February 26, 2015):

This sounds like quite an interesting book, and I'm itching to
find out how it plays out!! I believe you've written a book
that is bound to get the attention of a lot of Women, and I
wish you the best of luck!! Congratulations on a great story.
The cover is beautifully done as well!!

Re: At Wolf Ranch (12:37pm February 26, 2015):

I love a Cowoboy's strength and focus. They also love and
defend their family, no matter the cost. They're hard
workers, and are talented - both in and out of the saddle!!
I'm looking forward to reading your latest book.
Congratulations on what I'm sure will be a big seller!! Who
doesn't love a cowboy, and Montana is a beautiful setting!!

Re: One Percenter (12:31pm February 26, 2015):

You've really chosen a tough area for a career, and I
commend you for wanting to help the Youth of your Country.
It's got to be a very demanding job, and my hat is off to
you!! I'm also intrigued by the story line of your book,
and since I'm not familiar with your books in general, have
put this book on my TBR list, to see how this story plays
out. Congratulations on your book, and if all goes well,
I'm sure that I'll be reading more of your books in the
future!!

Re: Portrait of a Lone Wolf (12:10pm February 26, 2015):

If I was to read this book, it would be my first one about
wolves. I've never seen a story line that peaked my
interest before, but your book is a little different. I'm
going to give it a closer look. After reading your bio, and
seeing all the genres you write about, this book could get
quite interesting!! Congratulations on what I'm sure is
going to be a big seller!!

Re: Locked in Stone (12:00pm February 26, 2015):

In answer to your question, my main motivator as to what
book I'm going to read next depends on my mood. Sometimes
I'm in the mood for something a little on the light side,
because I just got done reading a lot of books with heavier
story lines, so I'll reach for a book that's on the comedic
side. At other times, I'll reach for an Historical-themed
book, because I'd either be in the mood to really learn
something, or want to read a book that has bits of History
woven in the story line. Other times I'll be in what I call
a "weird" mood, and pick a book completely out of character
for me, which doesn't happen often, just to find out what
that genre is about. That has only happened a couple of
times, and so far, I've been disappointed. In fact, the
latest one I read was supposed to be a Horror book, and it
made me shake my head and wonder how it ever made it to
print to begin with!! I have never thrown a book, because I
own all the books I read, and have respect for the Authors
nonetheless, so they all look like they've just been bought,
pretty much. Paranormal is one bridge that I haven't
crossed yet, but your book has me intrigued. I'm going to
put it on my TBR list, and give it a shot for my "weird"
mood day, and see what becomes of it. I love the story line
that you chose, and it's really not that far-fetched as
others I've looked at. I apologize for the long answer, and
wish you the best of luck with your book!!
Congratulations!!

Re: Fury of Obsession (11:47am February 26, 2015):

I hope you won't find my posting offensive, because I don't
mean any harm by it. I'm not familiar with your books,
because I normally don't read this genre, but your latest
book has caught my eye, and I have it on my TBR list, to
take a chance and see what your books are all about, as well
as give this genre a chance. I'm also "sprading my wings" a
bit this year, as I started to do late last year, and found
it quite fun!! As to your music list, I am familiar with
some of the artists, and can understand why you would listen
to them to come up with the story line that you have. I
believe that music puts fire into the soul, because I
volunteer to teach a knitting class one day a week, and I
believe that the music helps with my creativity!! Some of
the artists on your list I have heard of, but don't think I
would like to listen to. I'm more of a light-rock person,
slightly on the edge, with classical tendencies.
Congratulations on your latest book, which I know in my
heart will do well. I apologize for being a bit wordy as
well. Best of luck to you in your future writing endeavors.
I can see how you put your heart and soul into your books!!

Re: The Immortal Who Loved Me (11:33am February 26, 2015):

This book is definately on my TBR list!!! Thank you for the
wonderful recipes, too!! That wasn't expected when I had
planned on reading your posting today, and I plan on making
some of those, too!! Whomever doesn't click on this link
will miss out on a pleasant surprise!! Good luck on your
latest book, although I'm sure it's going to do quite well!!

Re: Thoughtful (10:09am February 25, 2015):

This book sounds like it will be a real page-turner, and I've
put it on my TBR list. I love the cover, too!! With all of
the pages to this book, Kellan must have quite the story to
tell!! Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be one
hot seller!!

Re: Seaside Secrets (10:03am February 25, 2015):

I don't know what's going to blow me away more - getting the
chance to read your latest book, or coming to terms with the
fact that you are into so much while raising 6 kids!! I
don't know how you manage to do all that you do, but my hat
definately goes off to you!! I adore the cover of your
latest book, and have it on my TBR list. I'm looking
forward to reading it, since the story line has peaked my
interest, and it will make for a great read come Spring.
Congratulations on what I know will be a big hit!!

Re: Forever in My Heart (9:50am February 25, 2015):

When I read what the story line of your book was about, it
broke my heart. After reading the excerpt, I went - WOW!!
Now I'll have to put your book on my TBR list to see how
everything plays out!! It sounds like you wrote a pretty
powerful book, and this should make for a great read to curl
up with!! Thank you for letting us know about your latest
book!! Love the Title!! Congratulations!!

Re: Sleeping with Her Enemy (9:38am February 25, 2015):

I'm not part of a girl gang, but I have Girl friends who
live all over the country. There are a few that I can count
on one hand who I can call my closest, who are just like
Sisters to me. The others are close, and I would do
anything for any of them, if they asked. We have been
through all different things together, including deaths of
other friends that we knew through association. One friend
I've known since Grade School, and that's been a long time.
The other friend I've had for over 10 years, and we're very
close - like Sisters. I could say things about some of the
others as well, but you don't always need to be in a group.
Sometimes a one-on-one is just as special. I'm looking
forward to reading your latest book. It sounds like a great
read to usher in Spring!! Congratulations!!

Re: Meet Me At The Beach (11:18am February 24, 2015):

My Husband and I did have a business at one time, and I
enjoyed working with him very much. I think that he would
say the same. Things went quite well for a while, but when
you can't get the cash flow quite right, you know what
happens!! It was sad to see it go, but we did hold on for a
couple of years, and it was a blast while it lasted!! My
Husband is retired, and since I'm disabled anyway, we are
together 24-7. Most of the time things go fine since we
have our own interests, but we talk all the time and our
place is small, so we're always underfoot!! We've been best
friends for over 32 years now!!

Re: Disarming Detective (10:51am February 24, 2015):

My favorite type of Heroine is one who is self-sufficient,
but knows when to be a Lady. By that I mean that she lets
her guard down, and can be soft and gentle - romantic to put
it in one word, I suppose. She's self-sufficient, meaning
that she can handle herself, in day-to-day life, in an
emergency, in any way, because most Women nowadays have
learned how to survive on their own. Your book sounds like
it's going to be a real page-turner, and those are the books
that I really enjoy reading!! Congratulations on your
latest book, and I'll be looking forward to reading it!! I
put it on my TBR list, for my Spring reading!!

Re: Past Crimes (10:42am February 24, 2015):

You definately have me hooked into curling up with this one,
and I'd grab your book instead of a hippo any day!! Thank
you for coming here and letting us know about your latest
book, and also giving us updates about your Daughter!!! I'm
sure she's a sweetheart, and a bit of a handful at times
when you're trying to write, but she sounds like Daddy's
little Girl!! Congratulations on your book, and I'm sure
it's going to do well!!

Re: Jack Staples And The City Of Shadows (10:35am February 24, 2015):

This sounds like a very interesting concept - almost like
people looking at things through rose-colored glasses!! You
take the reader on quite a ride, and the giveaway is most
generous!! Thank you for the opportunity. It really does
sound interesting, since I've never read this particular
genre, and would love to read them, and perhaps donate them
to our library when done, since they don't have the funds to
get a lot of the popular books in stock all the time.

Re: A Seamless Murder (10:27am February 24, 2015):

I'm thrilled to hear that there's a new book out that I'll be
able to look forward to. Sounds like another winner!!
Gorgeous cover as always!! Congratulations on the new book!!

Re: His Million Dollar Risk (9:47am February 22, 2015):

I've never heard of the magazine you've mentioned in your
posting before, but it's peaked my curiosity. To have such
interesting jobs listed in a magazine, really gives a person
ideas!! To want to read your book, gives a person ideas as
well!! I love the plot to your book, and can't wait to see
how it unfolds!! It will make for good reading this time of
year!! Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a
good seller!!

Re: Penthouse Prince (10:49am February 21, 2015):

Your book sounds quite interesting, and the plot is something
I don't recall seeing before. I can't wait to see how it
plays out!! Congratulations on your latest book!!! I'm sure
it's going to appeal to a wide range of women, regardless of
their status in life!!

Re: Dead Man Walker (10:37am February 21, 2015):

This sounds like a wonderful read for this time of year, and
I'm looking forward to reading it!! The plot is something
that is right up my alley, and I'm glad that you came here
today, to let us know about it!! I love the cover, and have
put your book on my TBR list!! Congratulations on what I'm
sure is going to be a big hit!!

Re: Cinderella and the Ghost (12:06pm February 19, 2015):

This has to be the most mesmerizing posting I've ever read,
and your book has shot up to the top of my TBR list!! I am
absolutely in love with the story line that you chose, and
will never look at another piece of artwork the same again!!
In fact, I have a very good friend who is an Artist, and I
am either going to send her my copy of your book when I'm
done, or will buy a copy of your book for her to read. I
think she might enjoy it, since she's an accomplished
Artist. Congratulations on what I know will be a big hit!!
I am absolutely blown away on this one!!!!!

Re: Soul Of The Fire (11:52am February 19, 2015):

I'm so glad that you wrote this book!! This is a story that
has to be told, and more people are going to know about the
atrocities that are going on in that part of the world, if
they aren't aware of it already. I'm looking forward to
reading your book, and it's going on my TBR list. Again, I
Thank You!!

Re: Claimed by the Sheikh (11:43am February 19, 2015):

There are a few people who have told me that I should write
a book, however it wouldn't be a Romance. I just haven't
had the nerve, nor have I had the time to actually sit down
and actually do it. At this point, time goes by so quickly,
so I have to make up my mind, and just do it!! You had the
guts to do so, and my hat goes off to you!! Congratulations
on your latest book, and I'm looking forward to reading it.
Thank you for the tips, and I'll take them to heart, as I
get my own nerves in check to write.

Re: Chasing Desire (11:34am February 19, 2015):

I just wanted to Thank You for making me laugh after reading
your posting!! I can just imagine the look on your
Husband's face when he got back on his computer!! lol All
in a day's work - or two, though. Even though your book
sounds like an interesting read, I don't own an e-reader,
and have no space on my laptop to download at the moment. I
currently have voluteered to teach a knitting class, and the
space on my computer filled up really quickly with patterns
that I needed for that purpose. I own an older laptop, so
I've been at this for some time. Anyway, if I ever do get
an e-reader, I will check your books out!!

Re: The Cowboy's Valentine (11:21am February 19, 2015):

While reading that excrpt, my heart was aching for both
Amber and Lacey!! I wish that I had your book here in front
of me, so that I could find out how the story unfolds!!
This is definately going on my TBR list, so that I'll be
able to read it!! Congratulations on what I know is going
to be another big hit for you!! Love the title, too!!

Re: Against The Sky (10:40am February 19, 2015):

I would never have had the guts to take the kind of trip
that you did, but I'm sure that the scenery itself was
breathtaking, even though you had a couple of minor glitches
along the way!! I've always had an itch to go there, but
since my Husband isn't big on traveling that far, I suppose
I'll just have to either visit it in my dreams, or by
looking at it in photos or books!! I really enjoyed reading
your posting, and am looking forward to reading your latest
book!! Congratulations on what I'm sure will be another big
hit!!

Re: Love Me Sweet (11:13am February 17, 2015):

I, too, live in our wonderful state of Michigan. Because I
happen to live quite close to one of the Great Lakes, the
cold seems to permeate the apartment I share with my Husband
and 2 fur babies!! Feeding the birds and one stray fur baby
takes part of the chill away, when you can watch them
through the windows, but trying to stay warm this particular
Winter has become a bit of a challenge, as you've found out.
If it weren't for my electric throw, I would be lost, since
I have to deal with my health problems on top of everything
else!! Your book sounds like a great read, and I'm looking
forward to flipping the cover on it. Congratulations on
what I'm sure is going to be another big hit - regardless of
the weather!! Try to stay warm - Spring is around the
corner, so they say!!

Re: Dominic: The Prince (10:58am February 17, 2015):

I wish that I had had a chance to read your books from the
beginning!! When I started to read your posting, it took me
back to when I was at "that age," when my oldest Sister
would go off to work, I was bored, would go to her room, and
grab one of her books to read. Wow!! Did people really do
that?? lol Since my Mom didn't teach us anything, these
books turned out to be my primer, so to speak, so I would
inhale whatever she had on her shelf at home, doing my best
until I got caught, and she put a lock on her door!! Then I
had to go to the library, and try to take out books which
were the closest to that genre as I could, without getting
"those looks" from the stoddy librarians and from getting in
trouble from being underage. I know that I'll enjoy reading
them, because I also know a few kids from my neighborhood
who fit the bill from the kids that you described, although
their parents weren't meth heads - just hard workers. The
trouble would just start in the time after school and before
dinner time. Sometimes it would start in the evening when
their folks went out somewhere. I can relate to the stories
nonetheless, and am looking forward to seeking out your
books and reading them. Thank you for coming here, and
letting newbies like me know you exist!! Congratulations on
your book as well!!

Re: Fortune's Horizon (10:44am February 17, 2015):

The type of hero that I prefer is the honorable one most of
the time, but he doesn't have to come across as the strong
type in the book. If he's more of the silent type, I enjoy
reading about that type - the one that sort of moves in the
shadows, and shows his strength when necessary, would be the
best way to describe him. That's when he can ooze heat, as
you describe it. The bad boys are fun to read, too, but it
would really depend on my mood, since my reading takes me
"all over the map." If I'm in the mood for that type of
book, that's when I enjoy reading about bad boys.
Otherwise, I enjoy the simpler type of love stories. I'm
looking forward to reading your books, and have put them on
my TBR list. They both sound like good reads!!
Congratulations on both of them!!

Re: A Killer Retreat (6:45pm February 16, 2015):

The place you chose to tell us about does sound heavenly,
and I would love to visit, if I ever got the chance. The
place I chose to live at is a close second, because I live
very close to a large lake, where I can walk near the
shoreline, if I need to get away, yet live in the country,
where the scenery is beautiful, and it's peaceful all the
time. I'm looking forward to reading your latest book, to
find out more about how the other side of the Country lives,
and more about the Country in general. Thank you for
letting us in about a little corner of your life. It was
very enjoyable!!

Re: Fry Another Day (6:30pm February 16, 2015):

Your latest book sounds like it's going to be another good
read, and I've already put it on my TBR list. Whomever did
the cover to your book did a terrific job on it!!
Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a big hit!!

Re: Rescuing the Texan's Heart (10:36am February 13, 2015):

The way you describe Ouray in your posting, makes it sound
absolutely stunning, and I would love to go there, if I ever
made it out West. I have relatives who live out that way,
and I'm sure they're familiar with the area. It would
almost make a great place to settle down and stay. Who
wouldn't like to live there with that type of a view
surrounding them?? The cover to your book took my breath
away, and I know that I'll enjoy the story just as much!!
Congratulations on your book, and I know it's going to be a
big hit!!

Re: Miss Winters Proposes (10:35am February 12, 2015):

I am familiar with your books, however I must confess that I
haven't had a chance to read one of them yet. After reading
your posting, as well as the synopsis of your latest book, I
plan on taking the time to read your latest book!! You have
me hooked on this one, and it will be going on my TBR list
for the upcoming Spring reading season!! I love the way you
think, and also the way you put your books together, so I've
got a feeling you're going to be getting a new fan.
Congratulations on your latest book, and Thank You also for
leaving the head of your character on the cover of your
book, too!! It adds so much to the book itself, unlike so
many Authors who think the "in thing" is to chop the heads
off of the characters of their books!!

Re: The First Kiss (10:25am February 12, 2015):

Unfortunately, there are no books that come to mind for me,
as far as families are concerned. My mind hasn't completely
engaged yet this morning, due to lack of sleep. However, I
understand completely where you're coming from when it comes
to fraternal chemistry, having a couple of Sisters. When
the 3 of us get together, I'm known as the prankster of the
bunch, so if I don't get the group of us laughing by teasing
them, or telling a joke, or saying something funny in
general, something is wrong!! Even when the situation
itself is tense, I've been known to whisper something to
make them smile, to take whatever it is to a different
level, for their benefit, as well as mine. I don't like to
see them hurting in any way. That is is one of the reasons
I'm looking forward to reading your latest book.
Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be another big
hit!!

Re: Obsession in Death (9:25am February 11, 2015):

I was out of the loop for a few years with my reading, and
finally started up again, so now my tastes are all over the
map. I must confess that I've never read a J D Robb book,
but would love to start with this one. The plot sounds very
good, and I'm sure it would be a real page-turner!! I'm
familiar with the Author, since I've seen her books all over
- on line, and at the stores. It will be put on my TBR
list, and will make a great addition for my Spring reading
list. Congratulations on what I know is going to be a big
hit!!

Re: One Real Man (1:51pm February 10, 2015):

There were 2 books that I read lately, that were hard to put
down, because they were so good!! The first one, Finding
Rebecca, by Eoin Dempsey, is a love story that is set in
Nazi Germany during WWII. It's a bit graphic, but a very
good read. The 2nd book is called Jasper's War by Cym
Lowell. This book is fiction, but the story is very good,
and I kept it next to me, grabbing it to read, whenever I
could get a couple of extra pages in. It was that good!!
My tastes go all over the map, so to speak, depending on my
mood, and I'm looking forward to reading your latest book.
Congratulations on your book, and I'm sure it's going to do
quite well!!

Re: Once a Wallflower, At Last His Love (1:29pm February 10, 2015):

The last Hero that I fell in with fell in love with his
Heroine when he was just a young boy. To condense the book
as much as I can, WWII broke out, and they got separated.
In order for him to look for her, because he was of German
descent, and she was Jewish, he joined the Nazi party, and
began to search for her. He continued the search, but never
found her. He was heartbroken, because he thought that she
had been put in one of the furnaces. Does he find out the
truth????? Does he find her??? Would you like to read the
book??? It's an unforgettable read, and the name of the
book is - Finding Rebecca by Eoin Dempsey. Anyone I have
given the book to to read has loved it. I'm looking forward
to reading your book as well. Congratulations!!

Re: Mean Streak (12:34pm February 10, 2015):

This sounds like another edge-of-your-seat, page-turner!! I
know I'll be up all night, once I get my hands on a copy of
it!! Congratulations on another great story!! I'm looking
forward to a book that will go to the top of my TBR list!!

Re: The Mulligan (12:33pm February 6, 2015):

At this stage of my life, I don't feel as if I have a lot of
dream in me, but there are a couple of things that I'd like
to do. One would be to design a few things with my
knitting, since I've been doing it for so long. The other
would be to write a book, since a few of my friends have
been after me to do so. How does the saying go? "A chance,
perhaps, to dream." In the meantime, I'd enjoy reading your
book. I love the cover!! Congratulations!!

Re: Finding Mercy (12:23pm February 6, 2015):

When it happens to me, usually while I'm doing my knitting,
I do one of two things. I'll either walk away for a while,
to regroup, or I'll start looking through my reference books
for ideas to recharge the idea that I had in mind, or the
stitch that I quite can't grasp. If all else fails, that
means that my brain has absorbed way too much for that
particular time, and I'll either take a cat-nap, or get into
some house cleaning project that I've neglected. If my
Husband wants to get into something, we'll do that instead.
There are several things I can get into instead of my
knitting for the time being, but the brain can only absorb
so much before it can get overloaded, and needs a break.
Regardless of your line of work, hobby, or perhaps both,
your brain can get overloaded at some point. I'm looking
forward to reading your latest books, so it will give me
some enjoyable downtime, and give my brain a chance to
recharge. That's another thing I love to do besides my
knitting!! I volunteer to teach a class one day a week, so
my mind is constantly focused on knitting. To read a book
takes my mind off of it, and I get a chance to regroup, and
be somewhere else - if only for a while. The cover of your
book is beautiful, as well. Congratulations again!!

Re: Better When He's Bold (10:53am February 5, 2015):

I've never read a book of this genre before, but it sounds
like a very interesting read!! You sure know how to peak
one's interest!! Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: Against The Sky (10:44am February 5, 2015):

With the following you have for your books, I'm sure this is
going to be another great read. Congratulations on your
latest book!!

Re: As Gouda as Dead (10:39am February 5, 2015):

I look forward to the Art and Craft Festivals that they hold
in town every Summer. Being an avid knitter, crocheter, and
crafter, it's nice to walk up and down our main street,
which they close down, to look at the wares for sale, get
ideas, and sometimes purchase items for sale. There is also
one other thing that I got to get involved in last year for
the first time and it's called the World's largest Garage
Sale. It stretches for miles along the one side of our
State, and I'm not sure if it goes any further or not, but
the sale is huge!! My Husband and I only drove for about 50
miles or so, and stopped at the harbor, to take in the
boats, which made for a beautiful day!! I'm looking forward
to reading your latest book, which sounds like another event
which can't be missed!! Congratulations!!

Re: Redeem Me (10:18am February 5, 2015):

I got completely engrossed in the storyline, and wish I had
your book in front of me, so that I could read your book in
its' entirety!! I have definately put your book on my TBR
list, to read during the Winter / Spring, and it's going to
make a wonderful start to that list!! Thank you for coming
here to let us know about your book, and congratulations on
what I'm sure is going to be a big hit!!

Re: Darned If You Do (9:54am February 5, 2015):

I enjoyed reading your posting, and being a crafter, as well
as a knitter and crocheter, I know I'll be able to relate to
this book!! I wish you much happiness in the future - not
only with your writing career, but with your personal
happiness!! It must be a bit frustrating to want to be
married to the person you're living with and love, but to
know you can't finalize your situation. It would bother me
if that was what I really wanted out of life, and if I
proved that I would be reliable as a spouse. Hopefully
things will turn around, but as you said, she's been
divorced twice, and that would give anyone cold feet!! Keep
the faith. Congratulations on your latest book, which I'm
itching to read!!

Re: A Stitch in Crime (10:58am February 4, 2015):

Any time a book comes out about quilting, I'm in!! This
book will definately go on my TBR list!! Your book
definately sounds like a great read for my Winter / Spring
transition reading, and has so many great elements to it.
It's also going to be a great reprieve from all of the other
types of genres that I've been reading of late. It will
make a wonderful transition book for me to read. The cover
is beautifully done as well. Congratulations on your latest
book!! I'm sure it will get quite a following!!

Re: Rough Rider (10:49am February 4, 2015):

Thank you for coming today and letting us know about your
latest book!! I really enjoyed reading your posting, and
read your Cowboy Wisdom to my Husband, who enjoyed it as
much as I did!! the posting itself was very enjoyable to
read, and I'm sure your book is going to make for a great
read!! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!!
Congratulations on what I'm sure will be a big hit for many
age groups, and might even cross over some genres.

Re: Earls Just Want To Have Fun (10:34am February 4, 2015):

I am smart when it comes to my knitting and crocheting. Your
book sounds a little like My Fair Lady, and I would love to
read it!! The cover is beautiful!! Congratulations on what
is sure to be a big hit!! It will definately go on my TBR
list for my Winter / Spring transition reading!!

Re: At the Drop of a Hat (10:27am February 4, 2015):

This sounds like a good book, and I can't wait to read it!!
I have a dear friend who lives in England, and to this day,
I still have to ask him to explain some of his expressions!!
This book is going to remind me a lot of him as I read it,
because I'll probably know what a lot of the expressions
mean. The cover to your book is very colorful and well-
done. I'm sure it's going to do very well!!
Congratulations again!!

Re: Murder In The Queen's Garden (10:20am February 4, 2015):

I love the same time period that you do. The outfits were
spectacular - the dresses with the hoop skirts, and all of
that lace!! I'm sure they were very uncomfortable to wear -
especially the undergarments, but they were beautiful to
look at. Recently I have been reading History books about
wars from that time period, that took place in England, and
it wasn't a pretty time, but it was interesting nonetheless,
reading how the Crown kept changing hands for a while, and
once one of the Kings took power, how his one Son kept
trying to undermine him. This was the time that the knights
came into being. Although I digress, I would love to read
your latest book, and read a little Romance, as opposed to
war for a change!! The cover to your book is absolutely
stunning, and I congratulate you on your latest book!! I'm
sure it's going to do well!!

Re: Carrying His Secret (10:09am February 4, 2015):

Congratulations on such an earth-shattering achievement, and
on your latest book!! Your latest book sounds like a great
read for this Winter/Spring transition, and I can't wait to
read it!! I definately have it on my TBR list, and will be
looking forward to reading this page-turner.
Congratulations again on your milestone, and also on #251,
which is in the works!!

Re: Zone of Fire (7:09am February 2, 2015):

Your latest book sounds very exciting, and I can't wait to
read it!! Congratulations on your latest book, and kudos to
you on having the guts to undertake having your own
publishing company - even though you've had it for a long
time now!! It really takes guts to take that next step -
especially in this day and age, but with your background it
had to come a bit naturally to you!! I'm sure your book
will do well!!

Re: In the Cards (8:44am January 29, 2015):

I'd never have the guts to sit at a table and play
tournaments - for one they're too expensive to enter, but
I've been known to hit a few jackpots in one night at video
poker in the casino. That take-home was pretty decent,
although peanuts compared to professional players. The main
thing was that I came out way ahead of what I spent!! Your
book sounds like it would make for some exciting reading,
and I'm looking forward to getting my hands on it.
Congratulations!!

Re: For Keeps (8:36am January 29, 2015):

I love the story line of your book, and love the cover!!
Can't wait to read your book!! Congratulations on what I'm
sure is going to be a hit!! Thank you for your work with
our fur babies, too!! Boxers are a handful, and I wish I
could fit one in my apartment!! My Husband and I lost our
dog 4 years ago to a heart ailment, and miss her terribly!!
We finally filled the void with a couple of kitties, and
they have blessed us in ways we never thought possible. It
was more or less a kitty rescue, and we never looked back!!

Re: Catch a Falling Heiress (8:20am January 29, 2015):

I'm a firm believer that time changes everything, because it
has happened to me on more than one occasion. Not that my
reputation was ruined per-se, but something was said that
could have changed the perception of me. With time, along
with behind-the-scenes actions by me, and a few silent
prayers, things were changed back in my favor. I can relate
to feeling like a black sheep, and am looking forward to
reading your latest book. The cover is stunning, and am so
glad that you left the heads on the characters for your book
as well, unlike so many Authors who don't nowadays. Leaving
their heads on makes the book so much more appealing, but
it's really what's inside that counts, and I know I'm in for
a wonderful read!! Congratulations again!!

Re: Bringing Home the Bad Boy (10:31am January 28, 2015):

The thing I like about creative types is that they see
things in a different light than regular people do.
Depending on their expertise, they can look at an item, or
at something, and find a quality, or know that they can do
something with an item, that an everyday, or normal person
couldn't. I'm only able to do that with yarn, since I knit
and crochet, and when I see skeins of yarn, my mind floods
with possibilites, for example. Other people just look at
the skeins, not knowing what the different types are used
for, and how much you would need for an item. Some people
don't even know that knitting and crocheting are two
different crafting skills, for example. I'm looking forward
to reading your book very much, and think I might even get a
few hints from it. Congratulations!!

Re: Girl Before A Mirror (10:22am January 28, 2015):

I found your posting to be quite interesting. The sad thing
is, that a lot of people can go through their lifetimes, not
being comfortable in their own skin. I'm slowly coming into
my own, but due to outside circumstances, not everyone can
grow up to be Cinderella, so to speak. No amount of tears
can help. It just takes inner strength and resolve to get
over it, and move on. I'm looking forward to reading your
book, and find out a little more regarding the topic you
chose. Perhaps I'll get some tidbits I haven't thought of.
Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: The Rebel of Copper Creek (10:10am January 28, 2015):

I'm so glad that you came here today, and posted the excerpt
from your book!! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy,
and read the entire story, from cover to cover!! This
sounds like a great read, and will also be a welcomed
respite from the books I've been reading lately. They've
been a bit deep, and your book will make the rest of my
Winter a bit brighter. Congratulations on what I'm sure is
going to be a big hit!!

Re: Mortal Threat (11:09am January 27, 2015):

I wanted to Thank You for your service to this great
Country, and since I must confess that I'm not familiar with
your writings, I'm glad that you came here today. I was
absolutely mesmerized by your posting, and I'm looking
forward to not only reading your latest book, but to reading
your other books as well!! I know that my Husband will also
enjoy them, if he hasn't done so already. Congratulations
on your latest book, and I'm sure that after today, you've
just picked up another new fan!!

Re: Beyond Limits (10:52am January 26, 2015):

This sounds like it's going to be an all-night, page-turner,
and I'm up for the task!! Can't wait to read it!! I'm glad
you came here to let us know about your latest book, and
I'll have to keep my eye open for it, so I can get my hands
on a copy!! Congratulations on your latest book!! I'm sure
it's going to be another bestseller!!

Re: Bridges Burned (9:51am January 23, 2015):

I really couldn't pick a character, because this is not my
normal genre. I'm hoping to be able to read a book and be
able to find out a little more in regards to dragons,
wolves, etc. Perhaps I'll be able to get my feet wet with
one of your books. Congratulations on your latest book.
I'm sure it will do well, since Women love dragons, along
with the other characters.

Re: The Fairyland Murders (9:43am January 23, 2015):

From the sound of it, this isn't your first book, and I have
some catching up to do!! After reading your posting, I love
the way your mind works, and you really made me laugh, and
wish that your book was in front of me, so that I could dig
right in!! I'll have to look up the others, and put them on
my TBR list, so that I'll have some great reading to do for
the Winter / Spring season. Thank you so much for coming
here and letting us know about your latest book!! I'll
definately be keeping my eye out for anything you write!!

Re: Twice in a Blue Moon (11:28am January 22, 2015):

I've read so many books in my lifetime, and am currently
reading an English History book at the moment, so to come up
with a character is the last thing I'm thinking at the
moment. To read your book would be refreshing, in more than
one sense of the word, and I have put your book on my TBR
list. It really sounds like a great read for this time of
the year, and I'm looking forward to reading it!!
Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: What a Woman Desires (11:17am January 22, 2015):

I understand that your posting is about your latest book,
and I'm anxious to read it - however BOTH of your books
sound like they're just as good, and I'm looking forward to
reading them both. Although they have slightly different
story lines, they both sound like really good books, and
I'll be putting them on my TBR list, so I can get to them in
the near future. Thank you so much for coming here today
and letting us know about your latest book!! I'm sure it
will do well!!

Re: The Rules According to Gracie (11:05am January 22, 2015):

Your book sounds like it's going to be a great read that is
definately not going to disappoint!!! I'm definately going
to put it on my TBR list, and I'm looking forward to reading
it soon. Thank you for coming here today and letting us
know about your latest book!! I always look forward to
hearing about your books when they come out, and hearing a
little extra about them is an "added plus."

Re: Impulse Control (10:52am January 22, 2015):

This book sounds like it would be such a kick to read!!
What a great book to start of the series with, too!! This
isn't my sign, but I do know a couple of Aries, and I would
love to compare this book to them, to see how close you
nailed it to their personalities!! The entire series should
be a lot of fun to read, but unfortunately, I don't have a
Facebook account, so I'm going to have to get these books as
they come out, so I have the entire set!! Thank you for
coming here today to let us know about your series. I
really enjoyed reading your posting!!

Re: Dreaming of Love (10:39am January 22, 2015):

I noticed that nobody has made a list so far, and really
don't want to be the only one. The first number on my list,
however, would be that reading and knitting are great stress
relievers!! As for the other nine, I'd feel silly to put a
list down, since noone else has put a list. I do enjoy
reading and knitting, however, and sometimes do both at the
same time!! Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm
looking forward to putting it on my TBR list for my Spring
reading list. Great cover as well, and I'm so glad that you
have the people's heads on the cover. When the Authors
leave them off, it takes something away from the book
itself. Your book is going to make for a great read, as
always!! Congratulations again!!

Re: A Seamless Murder (11:09am January 20, 2015):

When I read your posting, and then the synopsis, I knew that
this was one book I need to read from your series, if not
any other one!! I always wondered about the Red Hat Society
myself, and would find this book to be one that I'd truly
enjoy!! Since I recall seeing your name as well as your
books pop up somewhere before, I'll have to do some
backtracking, and read the other books of yours, after I
finish this one!! My hat goes off to you to find the time
for teaching our youth and finding the time to do your
writing. You truly are an inspiration!! Congratulations on
your latest book!! I love the cover as well!!

Re: Hour Of Need (10:57am January 20, 2015):

Your book sounds like it has a little bit of everything,
revolving around suspense!! I'm going to have to keep my eye
out for your book, since I must confess that I've never read
your books before. This seems like the perfect place to
start. Congratulations on your book!!

Re: Kiss the Frog (10:41am January 16, 2015):

When I first spotted your latest book, I knew that it was
one that I HAD to make sure I read!! It sounds like a
wonderful story, and will really round out my reading list
for the Winter!! Congratulations on your series, as well as
your Kindle book!! Have a wonderful New Year, too!! It
looks like yours is already looking up!!

Re: How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy (9:44am January 15, 2015):

Just reading the synopsis had my mind wandering as to the
antics that could be going on in your book, and I started to
laugh!! I can't wait to read your book, and find out how
the story unfolds for myself!! The plot is ingenious, and
very clever!! Congratulations on your book, and it has gone
onto my TBR list to round out my Winter reading. It's just
the ticket to round out some of the more droll books which
may have to be knocked down a bit, so this one can take its'
place!! Have a wonderful New Year!!

Re: How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy (9:35am January 15, 2015):

Congratulations on those beautiful babies!! I'm as excited
to read your latest book as you are about those boys!!
You're right - the cover is beautifully done, and I'm glad
that they left the heads on the characters of your book!!
It seems to be the norm to chop the heads off, and it takes
something away from the book itself when they do that.
Enjoy your new Grandsons, and I'll be looking forward to
reading your book in the near future. It's now on my TBR
list!!

Re: More Than A Duke (9:26am January 15, 2015):

To put it in a nutshell, what I'm looking for is just a
simple, old-fashioned Romance. The hero should be a
gentleman in every sense of the word, but one with a
sensitive side - with feelings, as well as a sense of humor,
and the heroine should be a lady. She shouldn't be
helpless, but shouldn't be one of these showy, I can do
everything like a man types, either. The love story itself
should be pure and simple in form. One that will cause
goosebumps as you read it. I've come across a few in the
past 4 or 5 years, and those books stay in my mind.
Congratulations on your latest book. All the best to you
and your Son in the future.

Re: Hitting on the Hooker (10:12am January 14, 2015):

I would assume that the positions for Rugby aren't that
different from the positions in Football. I really don't
know Football that well, but since Rugby sounds like a cross
between Football and Hockey, I'll take a stab at it. The
only thing I can come up with would be a Left and Right
Guard, a Center, and a Goalie!! After that I'm stumped!!
Your book is probably more exciting, and I'm looking forward
to reading it. Have a wonderful New Year!!

Re: Meow If It's Murder (12:40pm January 13, 2015):

After reading this posting, it made me want to read your
book all the more!! I was a big Natalie Wood fan as well,
and her death still bothers me to this day. I'm looking
forward to reading your book. I'm also a cat lover, owning
2 kitties of my own, who are brother and sister. I think
I'll be able to relate to this book just fine, and it will
hold special meaning to me, after knowing a little bit more
about the background. Wishing you all the best in the New
Year!!

Re: In Hot Water (12:15pm January 13, 2015):

Tennessee is a beautiful State, and although my Husband is
the pepper lover in our family, October is the perfect time
to go traveling!! Since you gave such a wonderful
description about the festival, you have my feet itching for
next year!! As for your book, the synopsis you gave has me
wanting to read your book just as bad as going to the
festival!! I'll be looking forward to flipping open the
cover, and finding out how the story unfolds. Have a
wonderful New Year!!

Re: For Whom the Bluebell Tolls (11:41am January 13, 2015):

I don't have a question for you, but am glad that you came
here today to talk about your book. I wasn't even aware
that it existed, and always find the background material
interesting, when it's a book that I want to read. It's now
on my TBR list for my Winter / Spring reading, and I know
that I'm going to enjoy it immensely!! The cover was
beautifully done as well!! I appreciate your frankness in
your posting, as well as getting to read the synopsis of the
book. It will give special meaning when I start reading it.
Congratulations, and best of luck to you in the coming
year!!

Re: Mistletoe Kisses (8:24am January 10, 2015):

Some of the Authors I know, and some Authors I'd like to
know. This is a great way to get to know all of their work
in one book!! To read a Christmas book is an added plus!!
Thank you for taking time out of your writing schedule to
put this book together!! It's definately on my TBR list,
and I'm looking forward to reading it very soon!! Have a
Healthy and Happy New Year, Ladies!!

Re: You Were Meant For Me (10:17am January 9, 2015):

Your latest book sounds like the perfect cozy read for the
Winter / Spring season, and I'm looking forward to reading it
myself. It's already on my TBR list!! The cover couldn't be
any more precious!! Congratulations on your book, and have
the very best in the New Year!!

Re: A Sister to Honor (10:01am January 9, 2015):

There are so many great books out there right now, written
about things that not only should be brought to our
attention, but things about our past, that should be kept
alive. One book which haunts me, which I have just read
recently is called Finding Rebecca, and if anyone hasn't
read it, you should read it. It takes place in Nazi
Germany, and is about a German boy who goes on a search for
the girl he loves, Rebecca, who has been sent away to
Auschwitz. This is one book you will not be able to put
down!! I have passed this book on to several people, and
they have loved the book as much as I have. My taste in
books go all over the map, so to speak, but fiction books
tend to tug at my heart. I'm looking forward to reading
your book as well. Congratulations on your book!!

Re: Hungry Like The Wolf (8:03pm January 8, 2015):

After reading your posting on werewolves, you've peaked my
interest into wanting to read your books!! I've put your
latest book on my TBR list, and I'm hoping that I will enjoy
it enough so that I can read the other books you have
written as well. Normally this genre doesn't interest me,
but you have a way of reaching your readers by your
descriptions. Congratulations on your latest book, and have
a wonderful New Year!!

Re: Ashwood Falls Box Set (7:35pm January 8, 2015):

I can't say that I'm hot for shifters, because I've never
read any books about them yet!! There haven't been any
books about them that have really caught my attention.
After reading your posting, I want to give your books a try,
however, so I've decided to put your book on my TBR list to
read during the Winter / Spring months. Congratulations on
your book, and all the best in the New Year!!

Re: Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire (7:14pm January 8, 2015):

I have never gotten into this genre before, because I
couldn't get into the story line, or the book itself was
over-promoted for reasons I couldn't fathom!! After reading
your posting, I would love to start with your series, and
see what this genre is all about, to find out if I can
really get involved in these books or not. Thank you for
letting us know about your latest book, and I will be sure
to put a reminder on my TBR list. Have a wonderful New
Year!!

Re: One Night of Trouble (8:54am January 8, 2015):

Don't feel alone this year, because organization is on my
list of things to do this year, but mine is a bit different.
I'm on my way to have some extensive dental surgery done,
and since the recovery time is going to be 6 weeks, I figure
that as soon as I'm able to move around a bit without pain,
I will start doing my reorganizing as well!! The containers
have been purchased for my yarn, the bookcase for my books,
and I'm raring to go - that is everything except for the
dental surgery!! lol Have a wonderful New Year, and I'll be
looking for your book as well!!

Re: A Single Kiss (8:47am January 8, 2015):

The last keeper I read, or should I say the last 2 keepers
were: The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessey by Rachel
Joyce and Finding Rebecca by Eoin Dempsey. Both books
couldn't be more different, as well as far from your usual
Romance books, but touched me nonetheless. I'm looking
forward to reading your latest book as well. Have a very
Happy and Healthy New Year!!

Re: Betting on Fate (8:40am January 8, 2015):

This sounds like a really exciting series, and I have a little
catching up to do, so I can get with the program!!
Congratulations with your latest book, and have a wonderful
New Year!!

Re: Feta Attraction (8:36am January 7, 2015):

In my opinion, I would have to say that your latest book is
"well-done!!" You have all of the elements to draw the
reader to your story, and I'm definately looking forward to
reading it this Winter. It's already on my TBR list for
this Winter. The cover is beautifully done as well!! To
have some recipes in your book is an added plus!!
Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a big hit!!
Have a very Happy and Healthy New Year!!

Re: Secrets Of A Scandalous Heiress (8:25am January 7, 2015):

I can't think of anything to add to Augusta's list, and I'm
very good at keeping secrets. I think that the only time I
would let a secret out would be if it would physically harm
the person that told me their secret. Then I would have no
choice but to tell someone, and get them help. I'm looking
forward to reading your book, and finding out a little more
about Augusta, since I'm unfamiliar with your characters.
I've been a bit out of the loop as far as this genre goes,
due to illness and death in my family, so I have some
catching up to do with my reading. I hope you have a
wonderful New Year!!

Re: No Ghouls Allowed (8:13am January 7, 2015):

I must confess that I've never read any of your books, but
after reading your posting, you have really peaked my
interest!! I can tell that you've taken enough time as well
as love with your book to make it more than a worthwhile
read, which is what I'm looking for. To have all of those
emotions take place while reading one of your books is
extraordinary, and I'm going to be looking forward to
reading it this Winter. It will be going on my TBR list for
sure, since I get a bit snowed in where I live, and there
isn't a lot that you can do when the main roads are snowed
over. This is the time of year when I do most of my
reading, and hopefully I'll be adding you as one of my
favorite Authors!! I hope that you have a wonderful and
Happy New Year!!

Re: One Mad Night (7:59am January 7, 2015):

It's funny how things from everyday life can give you great
ideas for a book!! People can give you the best ideas when
put into the strangest situations, and after reading your
posting, you've more than proved it!! I'm looking forward
to reading your latest book, and have put it on my TBR list
for my Winter's reading enjoyment, since I get hunkered in
where I live, once the snow starts to fly!! Have a
wonderful New Year!!

Re: The Millionaire Rogue (11:10am January 6, 2015):

After reading your posting, as well as reading your
question, there is no book that comes to mind. I'm still
reeling from the excerpt that you wrote!! However, I did
want to give an opinion instead. You obviously write your
kissing scenes with enough steam that the characters need to
go no further. By that I mean it doesn't have to go into a
sex scene. In that respect, I commend you for being able to
write with the same effect without "muddying the waters"
with a sex scene, although I'm sure that you would be able
to write that as well, with aplomb. There are some Authors,
whom I have read, who have taken a sex scene, and it's been
so childlike in its' presentation, that you actually laugh
while reading it, when it's meant to be serious. I would be
giving your book the honor it deserved to read it, because I
can see the love and time you took to write that scene,
which I'm sure you did with the others, to be sure that it
had the proper effect. Congratulations on your book, and it
will be definately one that I will be putting on my TBR
list!! Have the best of New Years!!

Re: All the President's Menus (10:55am January 6, 2015):

I'm so glad that you threw the quiz into your posting today,
because it let me know that I have some reading to catch up
on!! All of your books sound wonderful, and I can't wait to
dig in (no pun intended)!! Thank you for the great posting,
and for coming here to let us know about your latest book!!
It will definately go on my TBR list, as will your other
books, for my Winter reading, and probably into the Spring.
I can't wait to get started, since I love the setting of the
books, and love a murder mystery as well. Congratulations
on your latest book, and have a great New Year!!

Re: Snow Way Out (10:42am January 6, 2015):

Being a snow globe lover myself, as well as a good murder
mystery reader, you couldn't have written a book more
tailor-made for me!! I truly enjoyed reading your posting,
and know that I'm going to inhale that book in one sitting!!
Congratulations on your book, and Thank You for coming here
to let us know about it!! I will definately put it on my
TBR list, since it's going to make great reading for the
Winters that we get here up North, and I don't have to tell
you what they're like, although you get them a little more
severe than I do where I live. Have a very Happy and
Healthy New Year!!

Re: Diners, Drive-Ins, And Death (10:33am January 6, 2015):

I'm so glad that you came here today to tell us about your
book!! It's definately going to go on my TBR list, to be
read during the Winter months, and should help fill the void
while the snow flies up here, and I'm hunkered in with my
Husband and kitties!! What I did want to tell you was that
being of true Polish Heritage myself, I know all about
comfort food all too well, and now that my Mother has passed
on, I have a few of her recipes that I have slightly tweaked
to taste a little bit better, and others that I learned from
some Aunts before they passed on as well. My Sisters became
the lazy ones, but since I love to cook, it seems that I'm
the one that makes all of those time-consuming dishes like
stuffed cabbage or pierogis, and love every minute of doing
so. Your posting was like a breath of fresh air, and I'll
be looking forward to another breath of fresh air with your
books!! Have a wonderful New Year!!

Re: A Fine Summer's Day (10:20am January 6, 2015):

After reading your posting, it sounds like I have a little
catching up to do with my reading!! I think that this is
the first time I have ever come across a Mother-Son writing
team in all the years that I've been reading books, and find
it heart-warming!! It's obvious that you both put your
heart and soul into your books, and I will definately be
putting your latest book on my TBR list, since I love books
that have to do with Scotland Yard, and will look for prior
books of yours as well. Congratulations on your latest
books, and may you both not only have all the best in the
New Year, but the best to the both of you in your future
writing endeavors!! I'm sure you have quite a following!!

Re: His Saving Grace (12:02pm December 31, 2014):

I'm really anxious to read your book, because 4 years ago, I
took a bad fall which resulted in a serious head injury.
It's so true how you change inside, and I literally had to
learn how to use a lot of our words again, because even now,
when I'm trying to talk, certain words don't come to mind,
and I have to stop to try and think of the right word which
comes to mind. I hope you can understand what I'm trying to
say, but the language part is very important. I'm also an
avid knitter, and have been knitting for over 30 years. The
injury also affected my memory with my knitting, causing me
to forget some of the stitches that I used to be able to do.
That part upsets me a bit, but I've been slowly re-learning
how to do them. Your book is going to be a bit therapeutic
for me, and also a bit calming, so it's going on my TBR
list. Have a wonderful 2015, and Thank You for tackling
this topic!!

Re: Best Man for Hire (11:42am December 31, 2014):

I really enjoyed reading your posting today, and I'm sure that
I'll love reading your latest book!! It's going to go on my
TBR list for sure!! Congratulations, and have a wonderful
2015!!

Re: You're So Fine (11:16am December 31, 2014):

After having to start completely over again, after losing my
house of 13 years, when my Husband lost His job, which is a
long story, I learned several lessons about life, as well as
about family. What I want to be brave about in 2015, is the
dental surgery which I will be facing in a few days. It's
going to be quite severe, and the recovery time will take 6
weeks. I'm not afraid of the dentist, but am afraid of the
procedure itself. Every day I've been having a panic attack
over it. In a book ending, I like to see something so
memorable that it touches my heart, and makes me remember
the book long after I close the cover. This way I can
recommend the book to others, and will recall the book in my
mind from time to time, remembering the content with
fondness. To date, there are a handful of books that I am
able to do that with now, and those Authors have become my
favorites!! Have a wonderful 2015, and I loved your
posting. It shows that you really put a lot of thought into
your books, and I'm looking forward to reading your latest
book!!

Re: Broken Bonds (8:21am December 30, 2014):

It was really interesting reading your posting, and I
enjoyed reading about your thought process about how you put
your latest book together. For some strange reason, I had
been drawn to your book, and now I definately have it on my
TBR list for my Winter reading!! It sounds like a real
cliffhanger, and I'll be looking forward to opening the
cover of it, once the snow starts flying up here!! Thank
you for coming here today and reminding me about your book!!
It's always nice to learn a little bit extra about what an
Author puts into their writing abilities when their latest
book comes out!! Congratulations, and have a wonderful New
Year!!

Re: Foster Justice (10:21am December 24, 2014):

Congratulations on your latest book!! It sounds like it
will take the reader on one wild ride, and I'm definately up
to the challenge!! It's going to make for great reading
this upcoming Winter, once the snow starts flying!! I'll be
putting it on my TBR list!! You have a really great model
for the cover. I just wish that whomever decided on him,
would have used his head, too!! He shows great bone
structure in his jaw, and I love his dark hair!! For me, it
sort of takes away from the cover a bit. Have a wonderful
Christmas and New Year!!

Re: Another Night, Another Day (10:09am December 24, 2014):

I'd like to start out by wishing you and your family a Merry
Christmas!! After reading your posting, I just wanted to
say that I wish you had said just a hair more about your
latest book. Depending on what mood I'm in at the time,
depends on what type of book I read, and my tastes are all
over the map. I've read memoirs that would break your
heart, and will turn around and will read something humorous
afterward. A book like yours doesn't scare me at all!! I
would, in fact, find it fascinating, and am going to put it
on my TBR list!! I also plan on reading One Moment, One
Morning, since my Father passed away earlier this year.
Congratulations on your book, and I hope it does well. If
you can perhaps help people understand issues, you've done
your job as an Author, when you pick topics such as these!!

Re: Marked (10:54am December 23, 2014):

I'm thrilled for you that your book got released today, and
your posting really made me smile!! It also made me think
about an experience I had. There is a friend of mine that I
met through the internet, and we were able to talk about
just about any topic. We were also both married, and it
wasn't a love sort of thing, since he was a male. We just
enjoyed each others' company when we got on line, in a
certain game room. Anyway, he decided that he was coming to
town to meet me in person. I said that it was fine with my
Husband, and to come on down. It was a long trip for him,
since he came from another Country. Anyway, I was a nervous
wreck that day, and tried not to show it. I cooked dinner
for him, and my Husband had the idea of having him stay over
that night instead of having him pay for a room, which he
intended on doing. The visit went very well, even though I
had acid reflux which came out of nowhere, and he was such a
sweetheart the whole time!! He plans on coming out to see
us again next year, and things will be different this time.
Congratulations again on your book, and I will be looking
forward to reading it.

Re: A League of Her Own (12:04pm December 19, 2014):

With all of the thoughts that I have going through my mind
this morning, there is no way that I can think about books
that I've read - especially coming up with an answer to your
question!! All I know is that your book sounds really good,
and I would love to read it!! I'm a big fan of both you and
your Sister's, and wish both of your family's a Merry
Christmas, and the best of coming New Year!!

Re: The Tears of the Rose (11:27am December 19, 2014):

First of all, I wanted to say that the cover of your book is
so beautiful, that it totally took my breath away!! Second,
I had no idea that your books aren't being stocked in the
libraries!! That really is being discrimanatory, and in
fact, I plan on checking in the libraries in my area, to see
if they in fact stock your books, and if not, why?? I have
not read any of your books yet, but can see the love and
passion that you have put into writing your books, and would
love to read your latest book this upcoming Winter. I plan
on putting it on my TBR list, to start on it after the
Holidays, once everything dies down, and the snow starts to
fly. I'm scheduled for minor surgery after the 1st of the
year, and this will give me a chance to catch up on some
reading. Have a wonderful Christmas, and a Happy New Year!!

Re: Dragon Her Back (11:11am December 19, 2014):

Unfortunately, I've never been in the position to have a
house built, but where I live, there are enough projects
around here that go up, and I've seen where some of the
projects don't end up fitting the way they should. I've
seen shoddy workmanship, as well as cheap materials used to
get projects done, and I just shake my head, because the
property isn't mine. In other cases, I've seen expensive
materials used where they weren't needed, and just shake my
head!! I really can't go into detail, and you probably are
wondering what I'm referring to, but let's just say when you
live on a lot of acreage, there are a lot of buildings, and
room to erect many more, if they are needed. I'm anxious to
read your new book, since I've never read a dragon-shifter
book before!! It should be a good change for me, and
possibly a new interest for me. Have a good Christmas, and
a great New Year!!

Re: Revenant (10:56am December 19, 2014):

I never thought that I would like this genre, so I was never
interested in these types of books. In short - I never gave
them a second look - until now, after reading your excerpt!!
I'm really looking forward to reading your book, and am
going to give it a try this upcoming Winter!! As for your
question, I have no answers, because where I live, I'm only
able to get one TV station where I'm at, so it's not even
worth turning on the TV. The station is out of Canada, and
most of their shows are not worth watching. I might catch
one or two shows, but I'm really out of the loop when it
comes to shows. Our reception is really poor, and the same
comes to internet. I'm only able to get on here through
dial-up for now, and you can imagine the aggravation I go
through on a daily basis!! lol Anyway, I hope you have a
very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!! I know I will
adding your book to my list of things to read once the snow
starts to fly!!

Re: The Last Cowboy In Texas (7:44am December 18, 2014):

After reading your synopsis, I wish I had the book here in
front of me!! I must confess that I haven't had exposure to
your books before, so this will be a real treat - in more
ways than one!! Thank you for coming here today, and
letting us know about your latest book!! It will definately
be on my TBR list for the upcoming Winter reading list, to
keep me warm when the snow starts flying!! Have a wonderful
Christmas, and a very Happy and Healthy New Year!!

Re: Make Me, Take Me (11:13am December 17, 2014):

Currently, I can't live without 2 things. The first thing
is my computer, because that's my lifeline. I have friends,
some of whom live overseas, and it's my only way of
communicating with them. I also do so many things on here,
that it would take up a lot of space to list it all. I sort
of told a fib. The second thing would be books, because my
life is so hectic, that I need to have an escape from
everything that I'm involved in. I manage the place where I
live with my Husband, and volunteer one day a week to teach
a knitting class. I'm also involved in other things, which
doesn't leave much "me" time. The third thing (where the
fib came in) would be my yarn, because I love to knit in
order to unwind a little. That's one reason why I
volunteered for the class, and another reason for the
computer. That way I could seek out patterns and other
information for class. I would love to read both of your
books, because my Father passed away earlier this year, and
after his will was presented, it created a lot of ill will
in the family. When you wrote about taking off the gloves,
I could relate completely, and would love to read your
books!! I also think that I would be able to relate to the
stories that you wrote, and somehow I need to get my hands
on your books!! I'm sorry that my answer was a little long.
Please have a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!!

Re: The Good Chase (10:55am December 17, 2014):

After reading the posting, I can almost smell the whiskey!!
I would say taste, but I wouldn't want you to take that the
wrong way!! lol The posting was very hot, and I wish you
had printed a tad more!! Now you leave me wishing that I
had the book in front of me, to find out how the entire
story plays out!! You have a way with words that make you
feel as if you were a fly on the wall, watching the entire
scene for yourself, and experiencing it yourself. I'll
definately be getting the book one way or the other, and it
will make for great reading this upcoming Winter!!
Congratulations on your latest book, and have a great
Christmas, and a wonderful New Year!!

Re: Wind in the Wires (10:58am December 16, 2014):

I could have gone on reading forever!! You had me
captivated, and I can't wait to read the book!! I love the
way you did the split cover to the book, too!!
Congratulations on your book!! After reading your posting,
reading it is going to mean more, because it's obvious that
it was a labor of love!! Have a wonderful Christmas, and a
Happy and Healthy New Year!!

Re: How to Beguile a Duke (10:48am December 14, 2014):

For some reason, my Mother was never into "real" jewely
other than her wedding ring, which my one Sister took when
she passed away. She had a birthstone ring which was given
to me by my Father, which I had asked my other Sister to
hold on to for me, since I was moving, and didn't want to
lose. She gave it to her Daughter, and her Daughter was
robbed at her apartment, so now I'm devastated that I don't
have the ring, since I never told her to give it to my
Niece!! The only other jewelry of my Mother's that I have
is some older pieces of Sarah Coventry in their original
boxes, which are worth a few dollars, should I wish to sell
them, along with some old pieces of costume jewelry, and a
few thin gold chains that she bought with me towards the end
of her life, before her Alzheimer's got the better of her.
These items are more sentimental than anything else, and
even though she's been gone almost 13 years now, I have yet
to wear even one piece of it. I can't bring myself to wear
any. I'm looking forward to reading your book.
Congratulations!! Have a very Merry Christmas, and the best
to you in the coming New Year!!

Re: Desperate (10:25am December 14, 2014):

I enjoyed reading your article, and am sure that I'll enjoy
your book even more!! It should make for a very interesting
series, and the women you chose for your series sound like
they have just the right amount of grit to take on the job!!
Congratulations on your book!! I hope you have a very
blessed and Merry Christmas, and I wish you and your family
the very best in the coming New Year!!

Re: This Christmas (10:47am December 12, 2014):

It's good for you as an Author to be able to branch out a
little, and be able to write in both genres. This way, too,
if one genre doesn't work out so well, you still have the
other one to fall back on. On the other hand, you can still
take one character, and follow their life a little bit
further than you normally would, which is a plus to the
reader. Congratulations on your writing, and have a
wonderful Christmas and New Year!!

Re: Once Upon a Grind (10:32pm December 11, 2014):

I thought of one that I almost forgot about for personal
reasons. That would have to be Cinderella. It reminded me
about when I was growing up, being the youngest of 3
Sisters, and of course, always being picked on. Our Mom was
on the strict side, and we were always at her side, helping
her clean the house, so seeing Cinderella with the bucket
and scrub brush brought back unpleasant memories. Anyway,
in the end, we all get a bit of retribution, I suppose.
That's why I had some time to think about it, instead of
just making a snap decision. I hope you have a wonderful
Christmas, and a very Happy New Year!!

Re: The Bloodbound (11:17am December 11, 2014):

This sounds like a real interesting series, and I believe
that it's the first time I've ever read that an Author has
ever put the readers' feelings into consideration when
writing a book before!! That is an added plus in my book
(no pun intended), and I will definately be putting your
series on my TBR list, even though this isn't my regular
genre for reading!! I'm really glad that you came here
today, to tell us not only a little about your book, but a
little about your background, and what went into writing
your book. It makes reading your books that much more
enjoyable, when you have a little background about them!!
Have a Merry Christmas, and a Very Happy New Year!!

Re: Aground On St. Thomas (11:55am December 10, 2014):

After reading your description of the island, I felt as if I
was really there!! It sounds like an amazing place to be, and
I can't wait to read your book!! I'm sure the story is really
going to be a page-turner!! Congratulations on the book, and
have a very Merry Christmas, and the Best in the New Year!!

Re: Cold as Ice (11:45am December 10, 2014):

This sounds like a fun read, as well as a good Romance. I'll
be putting it on my TBR list for this upcoming Winter reading.
You had great timing to write a book about ice hockey in the
late Fall/ early Winter!! Have a Merry Christmas, and a very
Happy and healthy New Year!!

Re: Spell Booked (11:36am December 10, 2014):

During my life, I've owned both dogs and cats. Although
both are special in their own way, and each have their
advantages, I currently own 2 kitties of my own, which are a
Brother and Sister from the same litter, and are the first-
born, and last-born. Both have their own personality, look
entirely different, since it's my understanding that the
Mother can be impregnated by more than one Father, and I
wouldn't trade them for the world!! I was amazed when I
read your posting today regarding Salem, since there were a
few facts that I knew. I'm really looking forward to
reading your book, and will be putting it on my TBR list!!
I love the cover of it as well, and the cats on it are a
great added touch, although I know they're the characters in
your book!! Have a wonderful Christmas, and all the best in
the coming New Year!!!

Re: Eyes Turned Skyward (11:24am December 10, 2014):

This would be my first New Adult book, since I've managed to
stay away from them so far. For some reason, you managed to
hook me into wanting to give your book a try. The cover to
your book is absolutely sexy-beautiful as well. It was very
tastefully done, and whomever did the cover, chose the
subjects to put on there, well. Thank you for leaving their
heads on, too!! So many Authors have chosen to chop the
characters' heads off on the covers, and to me, it seems to
take away from the book itself, and looks like a mistake at
the printer's office!! Have a very Merry Christmas, and the
best in the New Year!!

Re: Jane Austen's First Love (11:09am December 10, 2014):

You packed so much information into such a small amount of
space!! The yearly conference sounds like so much fun, and
it looks like you all had a great time!! To find the
picture of Edward, along with the extra information, is an
added plus!! I'm looking forward to reading your book this
upcoming Winter, and will be enjoying it along with a cup of
hot cocoa, and one of my kitties. Congratulations on your
latest book, and have a wonderful Christmas, and a very
Happy New Year!!

Re: The Surrogate Husband (10:50am December 10, 2014):

Your latest book sounds like quite the interesting read!! I
can picture exactly how Lucy looks, and Dex sounds cute!! I'm
sure your book is going to be part funny, part wow, and part
yum!! Cute cover, too!! Have a great Christmas, and a
wonderful New Year!!

Re: Under My Skin (10:40am December 10, 2014):

This is something else to think about. What if your books,
or books like yours were actually the catalyst for someone
"higher up" to get ideas to actually bring an idea like
yours to fruition?? I know there are a lot of things going
on behind the scenes that so many people aren't aware of.
If you dig on line, to the right sites, it's there in black
and white. Anyway, there could be someone who actually
reads books of this genre, to get brilliant ideas that you
have taken months to write about, and have already tested
them, or put part of them to use. To think in that vein
would really be scary!! Have a very Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year!!!

Re: The Gentleman Jewel Thief (10:28am December 10, 2014):

I think I prefer my History with some romance and adventure
thrown in!! You sure caught my attention when you mentioned
the Hope diamond, because I remember reading about it when I
was growing up, too!! Since you've always had a love for
that particular stone, I'm sure that you put a lot of love
into the trilogy you wrote as well!! I can't wait to read
it, and have put it on my TBR list. I can't wait to hunker
down with the first part this upcoming Winter, with a cup of
hot cocoa, and one of my kitties, as the snow starts to fly.
It should make for some great reading, and break up some of
the monotony from my reading list. I love the cover to your
book as well!! Have a great Christmas and New Year!!

Re: An Oath Taken (10:13am December 10, 2014):

For those people who are really special in my life, I
usually knit something for them - be it anything from a
scarf set up to something as elaborate as a shawl or an item
of clothing, if I know their size. I also try to make it
either in their favorite color, or in a color that I know
they love to wear a lot, so I know it will get a lot of use
as well. I love to make these items, and know that they
love to receive them as well. I can tell by the look in
their eyes when they open the package!! Have a wonderful
Christmas, and all the best to you in the upcoming New
Year!!

Re: Death With All The Trimmings (7:18am December 9, 2014):

First of all, I wanted to tell you that I think the cover to
your book is absolutely stunning!! I had to stop and stare
at it a bit when it stopped loading (I'm on dial-up)!! To
put a cat on the cover, made me chuckle, because I'm the
owner of 2 beautiful little fur babies myself!! As for the
story, it sounds like you have everything but the kitchen
sink thrown in on this book!! You have such a cast of
characters, in such a beautiful setting, that I can't wait
to open the cover and start reading, once I get my hands on
this book!! It's going on my TBR list today, and will
definately make for some enjoyable reading this Winter.
Thank you for coming here today to let us know about your
book!! It's hard to keep up with all of the books coming
out, and I would have hated to miss yours!! Have a
wonderful Holiday Season!!

Re: Meow If It's Murder (7:03am December 9, 2014):

Your book sounds like just the ticket to cozy up to once the
snow starts flying up here (no pun intended)!! Whenever I
can find a story that's just a little different from
everything else, to switch things up a little bit from what
I've been reading, it's a welcomed relief!! I'll be putting
your book on my TBR list for sure!! Being an owner of 2
cats, how could I resist?? The cover of your book was very
well done, too!! Whomever did the artwork for your cover is
to be commended!! Congratulations on your book!! It should
do very well, due to the fact that there are a lot of
readers out there that are familiar with Nick and Nora
Charles, as well as Jessica Fletcher. They had a big
following, and you should as well.

Re: Find Me (6:50am December 9, 2014):

There are 2 things that I "collect" actually, and I have
valid explanations for them - I think. :-) The first one is
the solid air fresheners. I came across some extra ones I
had ( I won't say how many ), but I have 2 litter boxes to
go with my 2 kitties - need I say more!! I want my place to
smell nice all the time!! The other thing is sponges.
There is a special sponge that I purchase, which I use every
day when I'm washing dishes, and my Husband has a fetish
about throwing them in the microwave constantly. Anyway,
just when they start to break in a little bit, he throws it
away, and replaces it!! Since he hardly ever does dishes, I
don't want to be caught without these sponges, so I always
make sure that I have a back-up. The other day I looked in
the place where I normally keep the spare, and it had
multiplied!! I guess I won't need to purchase any for a
while!! I got a chuckle out of your posting, and things
like that happen every so often. I figure it just takes a
little less out of the grocery budget every week!! Have a
wonderful Christmas and New Year!!

Re: Once Upon a Grind (10:01am December 7, 2014):

When I try to think back to Fairy Tales, the one that I like
would have to be Sleeping Beauty. Not only is it slightly
scary, but it's healthy ( she gets to eat part of an apple
), and then gets woken up by a kiss from her Prince
Charming. Who else wouldn't LOVE to be woken up by a kiss
from their Prince Charming after falling asleep?? Even
though you said that you snore, I don't think the Prince
would mind. He'd still find you beautiful!! Your latest
book sounds like your best book yet, as well as your
recipes. You've really outdone yourself on the recipes this
time, and I think that they would almost be worth the reason
to get your book!! Personally, I love the story, and the
recipes would be a bonus!! The cover to your book is
terrific, as always!! Have a wonderful Christmas, and all
the best in the New Year!!

Re: Breeder (9:34am December 5, 2014):

This is almost a book that could be taken from today's
headlines, if you read the right blogs!! The story line is
very interesting, and this would really make for a good read
this upcoming Winter, along with a cup of hot cocoa, when
I'm hunkered down in my apartment, once the snow starts to
fly!! All I need is one of my kitties, and your book!!
This isn't my normal genre, but you peaked my interest
enough to want to find out how this book plays out. I'm
glad that Fresh Fiction brought it to our attention today!!

Re: Jesus Daily (9:23am December 5, 2014):

Anyone who believes in a Higher Power would say yes to God,
no matter what he asks. As far as my deepest desire, it
would be just to be the best person I could possibly be, to
serve God in the way he wants us to, so that I could be as
close as possible to Him in this life, looking forward to
eternal life with Him someday. If I can stay on the right
path, I know that He will be proud of the way I served Him
in this life. After reading your book, I'm sure it will
give me inspiration to continue on this path.

Re: Waking Up Joy (9:17am December 5, 2014):

I'm not addicted to just Romance novels. I'm addicted to
reading, period!! Depending on the mood that I'm in at the
time, pretty much determines what type of book I'll choose
to read next, since my reading habits run the gamut from
mysteries, to humor, to Romance!!! I'm sure that your
books are very good, since you started to read Romances at a
young age, and all Women have that "Romance gene" instilled
in them anyway. It will make for good reading this upcoming
Winter, when I am holed-up in my apartment, once the snow
flies!! I love the cover to your book as well.
Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: Geared For The Grave (6:59pm December 3, 2014):

Even though I haven't had a chance to ride my bike for a
couple of years, it's one of my favorite things to do!!
Being a person who lives in Michigan, I've never been to
Mackinac Island, but would love to read your book, since
even though you haven't said much about it, I'm taking it
that that's where the setting is. When you read a book
about an area that you're familiar with, it's like putting
on a pair of your favorite shoes - it's very comfortable,
and makes the experience that much more rewarding!! I would
love to read your book, whether or not it's set there, just
to find out what it's about, and think that the cover is
just beautiful, too!! Congratulations!!

Re: Keeper of the Castle (12:02pm December 3, 2014):

This sounds like an amazing book, and I'm very anxious to
read it. I'm not sure if I have the premise of the book
right, or if I'm giving you an idea for another book, but
this is what I was thinking. What if you took everything
from another building, to be built someplace else, and found
out that there was a stone, or a staircase, or some other
part of that room that was actually haunted, before it was
actually reassembled, or even after it was reassembled??
I'm sure the Hearst Castle is really something to see, and
your book is going to be something good to hunker down with
and read this upcoming Winter!! Congratulations and have a
great Holiday!!!

Re: Scorched Eggs (11:53am December 3, 2014):

Being a child of the 50's myself, you brought back so many
memories!! The only recipe I know of personally is the Sour
Cream Coffee Cake, although I never got the recipe from my
late Mother. The cover to your book blew me away, and I
know I'm going to truly enjoy reading your book as well,
since I'll be able to relate on so many levels!! After
reading your bio, I found it interesting to learn about your
Husband and that he's a professor of Chinese art. I've
always loved Chinese and Japanese art as well as
collectibles, mostly Hakata dolls, which I've always loved.
I won't go into more detail, or this comment would go on
forever, but I'm looking forward to your book, and I wish
you and your family a very Merry Christmas, and all the best
in the upcoming year!!

Re: Sinfully Ever After (11:41am December 3, 2014):

Part of this excerpt I read aloud to my Husband, because I
found it not only a bit amusing, in a cute way, but I
thought my Husband would enjoy it as well, which he did!!
Not only do I find your cover to be stunning, but I find the
way you express yourself in the book to be stunning as
well!! I was scrolling down for more!!!!! I love the way
you portray Miss Sherringham, and your book has moved to the
top of my list of books to read this upcoming Winter!! You
have no idea how many books I have to read, and would be
thrilled if you only knew how many people you beat out!!
lol Congratulations on your book, and have a wonderful and
a very Merry Christmas!!!

Re: Roulette (11:15am December 3, 2014):

At this point in my life, give me the armchair any day!! I
used to be the "outdoorsy" type at one time, and my Husband
and I were always on the go, camping, fishing, and doing a
lot of things. Time marches on, and now there's time for
the occasional stroll on the beach, or walk in the woods.
That's good enough for me!! Now I have time to read
wonderful books such as yours, to take me to interesting
places!! Congratulations on your book!!

Re: Devoted to Him (11:09am December 3, 2014):

It all sounds beautiful, but if I were ever fortunate enough
to be able to go there, I think that I would just blend in
with the tourists in the usual spots, such as Rome, instead
of going to a place to "hob-knob" with the rich and famous!!
To me, I feel they all have something to prove, and aren't
themselves anyway. I would rather be with the everyday
people like us, and have a good time, than to be with snobs
like that!! It's just my opinion. I'm sure I would be able
to find my own "slice of Heaven" out there that I could call
my own that isn't overrun with rich people!! If not, there
are always books like yours that can take me away to another
place for a while. Love the cover, and can't wait to read
it!!

Re: Twice Tempted (10:55am December 3, 2014):

If the story line is interesting enough, I'll read a series.
After a while, the characters in those types of books tend
to be almost like your own family, and you can't wait to
find out what happens next!! The only drawback is when
certain Authors wait so long (sometimes a year or more)
before the next book comes out. By then, you start to lose
interest in the series altogether, and at times, I have
stopped reading the series. I came across one Author that I
loved, and she took a completely different direction with
her story line. To me, that was a big disappointment. I
think she hit a brick wall with her story line, so she
decided mid-stream to go in a different direction. I
haven't read her books in quite a while, and she's had a few
books out since then. I haven't had a chance to read your
series yet, but it does sound good to me. Thank you for
leaving the heads on the characters of your story on the
cover of your book!! It adds so much to the cover, and
doesn't look like a mistake was made at printing!! I'll be
putting your books on my TBR list, and since the Winters are
long where I live, I'm sure I'll have plenty of time to get
started on your series!! Congratulations!!

Re: In Bed With A Spy (10:43am December 3, 2014):

I remember hearing the story about the Spanish woman, and
know that we all have that little something "extra" in us,
that we're able to use when times get rough. Your latest
book sounds like just the thing I'm looking for this
upcoming Winter, and I'll be putting it on my TBR list for
sure!! The cover is stunning as well!! Congratulations on
what I'm sure is going to be quite a hit!!

Re: Navy SEAL Noel (8:45am December 2, 2014):

I believe that you've pretty much covered their traits, but
their belief and love of Country, and putting that love
above all else I find amazing!! All of the training that
they go through, along with the secrecy of their job is a
lot to sacrifice for their Country, and my hat goes off to
them. I love the Title to your latest book, as well as your
cover!!! Your book should make for great reading this
upcoming Winter, and will be on my TBR list. Thank you so
much for coming here today, and letting us know about your
book!! Have a wonderful Christmas, and all the best in the
upcoming New Year!!

Re: Suspicion At Seven (8:34am December 2, 2014):

The plot to your book sounds intriguing, and I can't wait to
hunker down and read it!! This will make good reading for
the upcoming Winter!! The cover is absolutely adorable as
well, and I'm sure your book will do very well!! I hope
that you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas, and thank
you for a very nice posting from your past!! I can smell my
late Mother's bread baking sometimes, as well, and hope to
try making it sometime soon, when I get the nerve to try
it!!

Re: Murder, Served Simply (8:24am December 2, 2014):

It's not fair to leave your readers hanging with your
synopsis of your latest book!! I, like many readers, love
to read stories about the Amish, and when you throw in a
hobby, such as quilting, you totally have me hooked!! Your
book will definately be on my TBR list for the upcoming
Winter, and will be a welcomed addition to enjoy when the
snow starts flying here!! All I'll need is a cup of hot
cocoa, and one of my kitties to make things complete!! I
love the cover of your book as well. Congratulations on
what I'm sure will be a big hit for you!! Have a wonderful
Christmas!!

Re: Wolf Haven (8:31am November 28, 2014):

First of all, let me Thank You for your service to this
great Country!! After reading your posting, I wanted to say
that I can personally relate to what you are talking about,
and PTSD is hard to get over, if you can ever get over it.
Animals help, as well as people - if they are aware that the
person is suffering from it. You can't just go up to
someone and say that they know you're suffering from it, and
automatically fix it. PTSD is a slow, agonizing process to
recover from, if a person ever gets over it. They will
suffer from flashbacks, just when you think they'll be
getting better, when the strangest things happen to remind
them of something from what set them off to begin with.
Anyway, I am really glad that you've taken the time to write
books regarding this topic, as well as about the Military,
to try and help some of those who are suffering from this
trauma. I'm sure that you have helped a lot of people.
Your latest book sounds really good, and being such an
animal lover, I am quite interested in reading it. The wolf
puppies really have peaked my interest!! Congratulations on
your book, and I'm sure it's going to do very well!!

Re: Play Me Wild (12:05pm November 26, 2014):

As far as binge reading goes, since I'm on dial-up, it gives
me plenty of time to not only binge read, but also binge
knit while the pages load on my computer!! I get a chance
to read one of the many books that I have sitting here to
read, but I'm always looking for more!! Since I voluteer to
teach a knitting class, I always have to have something on
my needles, and make items for friends and family members
who are going through a bad time, or who have recently
suffered a loss. As for your book, it sounds like a great
diversion from the norm that I've been reading, and I would
gladly take time off of the computer to hunker down and read
it. All I'd need is a cup of hot cocoa and one of my
kitties to keep me warm while the snow flies here!! I loved
the excerpt!! As for titles, I would love to give you a
list, but there are too many to mention. There is a name of
a more erotic book that I happened to come across. If
you're interested, please e-mail me, and I would be more
than happy to give you her name and the name of the book.
It was quite a read!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Re: Her Winning Formula (10:48am November 26, 2014):

Because I live out in the country, and the reception where I
live is poor, I only get one TV channel, and it happens to
come from Canada!! I have to settle for whatever shows they
decide to air. Because of that, I would have to say that
the one show I was looking forward to was Big Bang Theory.
I've been watching that show for a few years now, and
actually got my Husband hooked on the show, more than me.
He even watches the reruns of the show now!! That should
tell you a lot about what I have to choose from!! lol Have
a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Re: Sugar's Twice as Sweet (10:37am November 26, 2014):

After reading your posting, as well as your excerpt, I can
see why you chose that subject for your latest book. The
question that I'm asking is this - why don't I have a copy
in front of me, to find out how the story unfolds??? Now I
need to get my hands on a copy of your book, so that I can
read the book in its' entirety, and find out for myself.
The cover is adorably sweet, and the story line begs to be
read. Congratulations on your latest book, which is sure to
be a big hit!!!

Re: Seducing the Girl Next Door (10:24am November 26, 2014):

Being an avid knitter, the secret that I'm hiding from my
Husband isn't the yarn that I have on hand to knit - it's
the amount of yarn that I'm storing!! I've asked him a few
times if I could purchase some containers so I could sort my
yarn, since I'm not able to drive myself, and he's nixed the
idea so far. If he knew what I had, it would put an end to
all of my shopping trips to the yarn store!! lol As to
hiding presents, for me it would be easy. I'd put them in
with my yarn!! I would say you have more of a dilemma, but
I've heard where people put their presents in the garage,
under a tarp, or someplace where nobody goes. I guess a
linen closet behind the sheets is out of the question too,
in your case. Good luck with your hiding places, although a
friend might be able to help you.

Re: Hard to Come By (10:11am November 26, 2014):

This would be my first book about an amputee, but although
my reasoning may be a bit off the wall, I look at it this
way. Everyone has something about themselves that they're
self-conscious about, or hate about themselves, and don't
really feel comfortable having another person looking at
them. Even though it isn't the same thing by a long shot,
if that person is that vulnerable, a relationship such as
this could work, because both people could work on each
others' vulnerabilities. I understand that a person losing
a limb or part of a limb is by far not the same thing, but
some people are THAT insecure about themselves, and both of
them could work together to make their relationship work.
Your book sounds amazing, and I'm looking forward to reading
it. I admire the amount of research you did to make your
book authentic!! Congratulations!!

Re: Family Plot (10:13am November 25, 2014):

Your book sounds like the perfect mystery to curl up with on
a snowy Winters' day, with a cup of hot cocoa, and one of my
kittens. The cover to your book is really beautifully done
- it's mysterious in its' own way, yet the way the
coloration is done with the scenery, it has a beauty that's
hard to put into words!! I'll definately be putting your
book on my TBR list to read this upcoming Winter.
Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a big
seller!!

Re: Tall, Dark and Royal (10:02am November 25, 2014):

What a great story!! I'm really looking forward to reading
your book!!! The cover is beautiful as well, and I'm so
glad that you left the heads on the characters of the
story!! There are so many Authors that leave the heads off
of their covers, and it takes away so much from the story!!
Congratulations on your book, and I'll be putting your book
on my TBR list for my upcoming Winter reading!!

Re: The Lodge on Holly Road (12:19pm November 21, 2014):

Happy Thanksgiving and Congratulations - not only on your
latest book, but on your life accomplishments as well!!! I
know too well both sides of the coin when it comes to
Christmas. It's my favorite Holiday, and I love to decorate
to the hilt, as well as overdo when it comes to baking for
friends and family, as well as get into the Christmas
spirit. I have had many years now, since my Husband and I
have moved away from the Family, where we have been unable
to celebrate with them, so I started to celebrate with a new
Family - my Landlord and his Family, as well as Friends that
we've made since moving away. It's worked out pretty well,
even if not the same. This year will be bittersweet,
because my Father passed away not that long ago, as well as
my favorite Aunt, and a few other relatives and friends.
They all hit me hard this year, and seemed to pass on within
a short time of each other. I probably will just be going
through the motions, and acting as if I'm enjoying the
season, while I'm grieving inside. I would much rather curl
up with your book, a cup of hot cocoa, and one of my cats!!
The cover of your book is absolutely, insanely beautiful,
and I will make it a point to put your book on my TBR list.
Even though I'm having a hard time keeping my thoughts
together, since suffering so many hardships this year, I am
desperately trying to get into the reading mode, to take me
away from all of my troubles, and put me in a much better
frame of mind. I wish you and yours a very Merry, and
Blessed Christmas as well!!!

Re: This Weakness for You (12:01pm November 21, 2014):

I find it amazing how an Author can come up with so many
different story lines, as well as characters for their
books!! When you read about it, you can tell when they put
their heart and soul into a book or not, or if it's just a
production line for them, just to make a quick buck. I've
found a few who do just that, and it's a shame. Thank
goodness you don't fall into that category, and I'm looking
forward to reading your latest book. I also want to thank
you for leaving the head on the character of your latest
book cover. It makes your book so much more special, and
makes a person want to pick your book up, to see what's
inside!! So many Authors now cut the characters' heads off
of the covers, and it actually degrades their books!!
Anyway, your book is going to make a good book to read this
upcoming Winter, and I will be putting it on my TBR list!!

Re: Resisting Her Rival (12:45pm November 20, 2014):

When I read your posting, it brought back memories for me.
I had a Veterinarian who made house calls, and he asked me
if I wanted to be his assistant. At that time, it would
mean that I would have to go to school, of course, and I
would just chuckle, but being an animal lover myself, I was
starting to take the offer seriously, although English was
my first love. To make a long story short, my Mother
discouraged me from going to College at all, and I just grew
up, and once on my own, was never without multiple animals,
especially strays!! I'm thankful that my Husband feels the
same way. Donating money to local shelters is a regular
habit of my Husband's and mine. It concerns us greatly,
since we are not in a position to donate our time. We
already have enough animals in our little apartment, which
were rescued, so we are also unable to get any more. I'm
looking forward to reading your latest book, and thank you
for coming here today, not only to share your love of
animals with us, but to remind us about your latest book,
which is going on my TBR list!!

Re: An Angel All His Own (11:59am November 20, 2014):

Just by reading your posting today, I can tell that you
really put your heart and soul into each book that you
write!! What better subject to write about than about love
itself?? I will definately take you up on your offer, and
read your books to find out about these "heroes" that you've
so eloquently described in your posting. The cover to your
latest book was done so beautifully, and I thank you for
leaving the heads on the characters for your book. It adds
so much to the story inside the covers!! This will
definately go on my TBR list!! Thank you for coming here
today and letting us know a little extra about yourself as
well as your books!!

Re: My Highland Lover (11:48am November 20, 2014):

You have a very interesting story line to your latest book,
and although this isn't a normal genre for me to read, you
have peaked my interest!! I love the cover to your book as
well. Thank you for leaving the heads on your characters
for your cover. It adds so much to the cover of your book
when the heads are left on, and makes it that much more
dramatic and sexy!! I'll be putting your book on my TBR
list, and will be looking forward to reading it this
upcoming Winter!!

Re: Revelation (11:40am November 20, 2014):

I would say that in the age frame in which you write, it's
also the most confusing. When I look back, not only are you
trying to blaze your own path, as you wrote, but you're also
confused as to which path to take, since nowadays there are
so many paths that can be taken - not all of them the
correct ones. Your new series sounds good, and will make
for an interesting read this upcoming Winter. Your cover is
very artisically done, too!! Congratulations on your latest
book, as well as the series!!

Re: Treasure on Lilac Lane (11:26am November 19, 2014):

My tastes are a little eclectic, and I run the gamut as far
as tastes go. I love clothing with either fringe, or a lot
of lace, so as far as time periods go, I could go from
either the early 1900's up to the 1950's, and find something
from each time period that I adore. Your book sounds like
the perfect thing to curl up on the couch with, and grab a
cup of hot cocoa, along with one of my cats, while the snow
flies!! The sentence didn't come out very well, but the
sentiment is there!! Your book will definately be on my TBR
list, and I'm sure will make for great reading this upcoming
Winter!! Congratulations on your book!!

Re: Tundra Threat (11:15am November 19, 2014):

There's always some difference between a man and a woman, and
you chose a doozie for your book!! This would be my first
book with a setting in Alaska, and I'm anxious to read your
book, to see how the story unfolds. Congratulations on your
book, and I'm sure it's going to do very well!!

Re: Plagued By Quilt (11:08am November 19, 2014):

Your posting brought back so many memories for me!! It
doesn't matter what part of Tennessee you travel to - each
part of the State holds a certain charm, and the people
there can't be beat!! I've been there on more than one
occasion, and never left disappointed. Each part has it's
own beauty as well. Speaking of beauty, I think that the
cover of your latest book was beautifully done, and being a
fellow knitter, as well as crocheter, I know that I'm going
to enjoy reading your book!! Congratulations on your latest
book, which I will definately be putting on my TBR list!!!

Re: The Laws of Seduction (10:55am November 19, 2014):

I really enjoyed reading your excerpt, and wish that I had
your book in front of me, so that I could find out how the
rest of the story unfolded!! This sounds like it's going to
be a real page-turner, and just the right type of book to
curl up with and read this coming Winter!! It will
definately be on my TBR list!!

Re: Recipe for Love (6:18pm November 17, 2014):

I found your posting to be fascinating!! To me, I find
cooking to be a bit of an artform, that is filled with a lot
of love!! Every ingredient that I add to my dish is cut up
to perfection, and added with a lot of love and patience!!
I hold my breath until the people that I make the particular
dish for tell me that the food is good - then I can
breathe!! Speaking of good - your book sounds really good
as well, and I'm looking forward to diving into it, and
having an enjoyable read!! You chose a really hot cover,
and I'm sure the story will have quite a few hot spots as
well!! Congratulations on your book!!

Re: The Amish Bride of Ice Mountain (11:21am November 13, 2014):

Your book is a bit different from the norm, but nonetheless,
having to do with the Amish, I am always drawn like a magnet
towards this genre of reading material. I find them to be a
fascinating group of people, and have met one in real life,
engaging him in a brief conversation, which was very
enjoyable. I'm sure that your book will be just as
enjoyable, and am looking forward to reading it this coming
Winter. The cover of your book is very colorful, and well
done. Congratulations on what I'm sure will be a big
seller!!

Re: Slow Hand (11:10am November 13, 2014):

After reading your posting, along with the excerpts, I can
see how you captured the essence of a cowboy to a T!! Every
book excerpt is good, and if I were to choose one, I
couldn't!! I'm looking forward to reading each one of them,
and will be putting them on my TBR list, for the upcoming
Winter reading, and looking for the others as they come out
in print. Thank you for coming today, and letting us know
about your books!! Thank you also for keeping the head on
your cowboy on your cover!! I think it adds to the sexiness
of your cowboy, instead of cutting him off, as so many
Authors seem to do lately.

Re: Braving Fate (10:41am November 13, 2014):

Being an animal lover myself, and especially a cat lover,
you know that I enjoyed reading your posting!! I currently
own 2 badass cats of my own, when provoked, who are brother
and sister from a litter of 4. They are spoiled beyond
comprehension, and my Husband, who was more of a dog lover,
has gone over to the other side, and has now become more of
a cat lover himself!! Each of my cats has their own
personality, along with their own quirks, and every day they
do things to make us laugh (most of the time). Both of our
cats, Gizmo and Sugar Ray, get that look on their faces,
quite similar to that of Grumpy Cat, and it makes me wonder
if they're deep in thought, or in a bad mood. You never
know, because my female, Gizmo, can have quite a temper
tantrum at times!! I wouldn't give either one of them up
for the world!! Your books are just the ticket to be
reading while I curl up with my babies, and just relax this
coming Winter!! Once the snow flies, I'll probably be
snowed in, and to have a good book is one of the
requirements where I live. Thank you for making me smile
this morning, along with my Husband, who heard your posting
through me.

Re: Black Rose (1:23pm November 11, 2014):

The cover to your book is beautiful, and since you put so
much thought into what you wrote, I can't wait to read your
book, either!! The story line sounds fascinating, and I
wish I had the book in my hands to start reading it today!!
For now, I have to put it on my TBR list, and save it for my
Fall reading. Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to
be a big seller!!

Re: A Darker Past (1:17pm November 11, 2014):

Let me start by saying that out of the hundreds of postings
that I've read over the years, I have enjoyed reading yours
the most, by far!! Not only was it the most original, but
it was the most enjoyable to read, along with the most
informative. As for my profession soul mate, I don't really
have a profession at this point, due to illness, but I
really love to knit and crochet - mostly knit. I do this
not for myself, but mainly for others - for friends who are
having babies, and for friends and relatives who are going
through a tough time or who have recently lost a loved one.
I can't say much right now other than I am currently working
on a shawl for someone that is dear to me who has recently
lost someone very close in their immediate family. I'm
hoping it will bring them comfort when they use it. My
second love is to read, and I do that in between my
knitting, sometimes at the same time, when all that is
necessary is to feel the stitches. Since I've been knitting
and crocheting for over 30 years, you can get away with
things like that!! I love the cover of your latest book,
which you failed to mention, and would really like to read
it. The cover looks fascinating, and anyone with a mind
like yours would probably write a really good book!! I am
putting it on my TBR list, to read this upcoming Winter.
Thank you for coming here today, and making such a wonderful
posting!!

Re: Even Heroes Cry (1:01pm November 11, 2014):

The one thing that I admire about your writing, is that
you're not stuck in one genre. I didn't mean to use the
word stuck, but I think you understand what I'm trying to
say. Your writing is pretty much across the board, and this
variety in particular will be enjoyed by a vast majority of
the readers out there!! This is of great benefit to you, of
course, as well as to us. Your latest book has a great
story line, and I'm anxious to put it on my TBR list. I
love everything about it, from the Title to the cover, to
the story itself!! Congratulations on your book!! I hope
it does exceptionally well!!!

Re: On Borrowed Time (12:44pm November 11, 2014):

This sounds like a very interesting book, and I'm looking
forward to reading it!! I'm sure that you put in a lot of
research hours regarding the plot. The cover to your book
is nicely done, and very colorful as well. Congratulations
on your book!! I enjoyed reading your posting as well. It
sounds like you really have your hands full!!

Re: The Chocolate Clown Corpse (1:29pm November 10, 2014):

I really enjoyed reading your posting, and the way that you
write, made me feel as if I were a "fly on the wall,"
watching the events unfold myself!! I enjoy eating
chocolate myself, but only occasionally. Unfortunately, I
draw the line on dark and white chocolate. I can't take
things that are bitter, from chocolate to most vegetables,
and white chocolate has no taste to me. If you give me milk
chocolate, I'm in Heaven!! There are certain brands that I
stay away from, but I agree with you about the Caramellos!!
The Fruit and Nut by Cadbury is good, too, as well as their
Milk Chocolate!! But I digress. Thank you for the
Chocolate lesson, as well as telling us about the book,
which I'll be looking forward to reading. I will keep a
napkin close by, just in case!!

Re: Suede To Rest (1:12pm November 10, 2014):

Your posting brought back a lot of memories for me. My
Father passed away about 6 months ago, and after Probate was
over, I had a chance to go into my Parents' house with my
Sisters. While going through my Mother's sewing machine
cabinet, I came across scraps of fabric that my Mother used
to make dresses for us when we were small, and for our
Barbie dolls. I still have one more trip to make there, and
I'm looking for the old buttons that she had in a special
container. I'm a bit rusty as far as sewing goes, but the
curtains that I made for one of the bedrooms still hang
proudly in the windows. Your book series is really going to
have special meaning to me, being a child of the 50's
myself, and I'm really looking forward to reading it!!
Thank you for coming here today, and taking a trip down
memory lane with us, letting us know a little more about the
book than we would normally know!! It's always fun to know
a little more background than normal from the Author!! The
cover is wonderful as well!! Whomever did the artwork,
really outdid themselves, and deserve a pat on the back!!

Re: All I Want for Christmas is You (12:58pm November 10, 2014):

Hi, Jessica!! I agree with the humor part to a degree, and
I've been married for over 30 years now. I believe that
part of the secret is that you both have to be on the same
page mentally. My husband is a few years older than I am,
and mentally, he tends to challenge my mind, yet agree with
me on many levels. We also tend to learn from each other,
which is very important. Since you and your Husband are in
the same field of work, I'm sure that you will tend to agree
on many levels, and will work out just fine. Since today is
the day that we honor our Armed Forces, I would like to
Thank both you and your Husband for your service to our
Country!! I'm also looking forward to reading your latest
book!!

Re: Protecting His Witch (11:01am November 7, 2014):

This is not my genre, but after reading the synopsis, I
think I'm in love!! The book sounds great, and will be on
my TBR list. I also enjoyed reading your bio, and admire
you for fitting so much into your already crammed life!!
I'm sure that you have won over a new fan, and I will be
looking forward to reading your latest book during the
upcoming Fall/Winter season. Congratulations!!

Re: A Christmas In Bath (10:39am November 7, 2014):

There is nothing better this time of year, than to read a
good Christmas book!! When you add Historical fiction to
the mix, it makes for even better reading!! I love the
cover to your book, and being a new reader to your works,
I'm sure I'll love what's between the covers even more!!
Congratulations on your book, and I'm sure it will do well!!

Re: Persuasion, Captain Wentworth and Cracklin' Cornbread (10:32am November 7, 2014):

I know all too well how families feel about people from "the
wrong side of the tracks," because the same thing happened
to me. Your book would make for interesting reading,
because it would bring back a flood of memories for me, as
well as make for good reading. The plot couldn't been more
relevant for anyone, since it happened so long ago to me,
and I'm sure it happens to the youth of today. You must
really plan your day out well, to be able to write, and I
commend you to raise your Children, as well as tend to your
Husband, keep up your website, and write books!! My hat
goes off to you!!

Re: Lady Elinor's Wicked Adventures (10:33am November 6, 2014):

I enjoyed reading your posting, and reading about your book.
This is one book that will be on my TBR list for my
Fall/Winter reading. There are so many good books out
there, especially from this era, I am really in for a treat
this year!! Your book is one I'll really be looking forward
to getting my hands on!! There are no words I have for the
beauty of the cover, and I thank you for keeping their heads
on, since the norm seems to be just to keep the bodies on
the cover, which takes away something from the cover itself.
To me, it makes it half finished, or seems like an error at
printing or something. I much prefer covers like yours. As
for the menus, I can't imagine sitting down to a meal such
as that, and not being able to walk afterwards!! Even to
take a small portion of everything would be very filling.
Too bad jello wasn't invented back then. :-)

Re: The Rake's Handbook (10:16am November 6, 2014):

This sounds like a quite interesting read, and since it's
supposed to be historical fiction, you've really peaked my
curiosity on this one!! To toss a bit of amusement in the
process is no easy feat, since the English tend to be a bit
on the stuffy side. Congratulations on what I'm sure was no
easy feat, but I'm sure will be a good seller!! I adore the
cover, too!! Great job!!

Re: Two Week Seduction (10:06am November 6, 2014):

This time of year, I love looking out of my windows, and
looking at the beautiful colors of the trees, of every color
imaginable. I enjoy watching the farmers with their heavy
equipment, harvesting the corn and soybeans on part of the
property I live on. It's amazing to watch. I also love
watching the new birds who have come here to eat at our
feeders for the Fall and Winter. I don't care for the
cooler temperatures, because it affects part of my health
problems, so I hibernate more. I also miss some of my
favorite birds like the Hummingbirds and Grosbeaks, who have
migrated to warmer climates. When you live in the country,
it gets dark so early, you have a hard time staying awake
after 5 pm!! lol The last thing I hate is when you can't
get a choice between e-book and print copy!! I have an old
computer, and volunteer to teach a knitting class. Since I
don't own an e-reader, this computer would have to do for
downloading, and I'm also on dial-up, living in the country.
I don't have room on my computer, since my class material
has taken up the space on my computer!! I would love to
read your book this upcoming Fall/Winter, but guess that
leaves me in the bag of toilet paper with Squidge!! lol
Take care.

Re: Hollywood on Tap (9:44am November 6, 2014):

How I wish I had that book in my hands right now so that I
could read the rest of the story!! That was horrible of you
to print that passage and leave us hanging like that!! lol
You really are good with the love scenes, and I'm sure that
the rest of the book is just as good!! This will definately
be on my TBR list, without the hot beverage, since I won't
need it, for the upcoming Fall/Winter reading season. Thank
you for coming here and talking about your latest book!!

Re: Snow White Red-Handed (10:01am November 5, 2014):

This is one series that I'm really looking forward to
reading!! The first and key word is "historical." That
always peaks my interest!! The second, of course, is
"mystery." When you throw Snow White into the mix, you've
really turned it into an exciting book not to be missed!!
Your cover is stunning enough to fit the story, and the
person who did the artwork is to get kudos. I am putting
your book on my TBR list, since this will be the perfect
book to read for the upcoming Fall/Winter season!! Thank
you for coming, and telling us a little more about the
book!!

Re: A High-End Finish (9:49am November 5, 2014):

My favorite hobby is knitting, outside of reading, and they
both impact how I see things. First, besides always looking
at titles on both magazines and books when I'm at the
bookstores, libraries, and garage sales, when I'm in the
stores, I always check out now only what is new in yarn. I
also look at sweaters and other knit goods, to see what
strikes my fancy, and what I could possibly make myself, for
less money. I'm not one of those women who takes photos
with my phone, however. I keep the idea in my head for
later reference, since I seem to be drawn to the same idea.
I also like to people watch, and see if I can tell whether
the item they're wearing is hand made or not. I know you
mentioned lighthouses, and where I live is right by one of
our Great Lakes. I am a bit surrounded by that type of
artwork, since we have a handful of lighthouses here, that I
love, and I also have a few pieces of lighthouse art in my
apartment, as well as lighthouse curtains that are done in
lacework. I really fell in love with them when I spotted
them, and got no complaints from my Husband!! The cover to
your book was done with so much color and care, as I'm sure
the story to your book was. I'm really looking forward to
reading it!!

Re: Her Lone Wolf (9:23am November 5, 2014):

It sounds like quite an interesting read, and I'm looking
forward to it!! You put quite a different pairing together,
and I can't wait to see how it works out. Hot cover, and I'm
sure a very hot story to boot!!

Re: A Dog Gone Murder (9:41am November 4, 2014):

When people get a dog, they have no idea what costs are
involved with their upkeep. When it comes to grooming, you
can see by this excerpt that the sky is the limit in some
cases!! Your book sounds like a really good read for the
upcoming Fall/Winter season, and I can't wait to get my
hands on it!! Whomever designed the cover, did a fantastic
job, too!! Congratulations on what I'm sure will be a
really good seller!!

Re: No Mallets Intended (9:32am November 4, 2014):

I am so glad that you came here today to talk about your
latest book!! I really enjoyed reading about the cabinets,
and even though I'm in an apartment, I would really like one
for myself!! You're a woman after my own heart as far as
interests go, and I'm surprised that you don't knit as well
as crochet!! It's so much fun to do, and comes in handy.
Knitting also takes up less yarn, which leaves you with more
stash!! lol Anyway, I'm looking forward to reading your
book, and think that the cover is really great and
colorful!! Congratulations!!

Re: Knot Guilty (9:23am November 4, 2014):

I must confess that I'm unfamiliar with your writing, but I
just looked at the cover of your book, and have a bit of an
idea you could possibly run with. One of the men in your
books could suffer some type of injury, and their Doctor
could recommend something on the order of taking up crochet
for therapy. In doing so, it gets to the main characters'
heart, and a romance starts. It's just a possibility.
Since I am an avid knitter and crocheter, I will definately
be looking for your books!! Thank you for stopping by
today, and I hope you get over your writers' block soon!!
Artists go through the same thing on a regular basis. I
know this because my Best Friend paints portraits for a
living. Best of luck!!

Re: Prosecco Pink (9:11am November 4, 2014):

Hi Traci!! There's a place on Mackinaw Island called the
Grand Hotel. It's been around for a long time, and the
movie Somewhere in Time with Christopher Reeve and Jean
Seymour was filmed there. It would make a marvelous
setting!! Can't wait to read your book, because I have a
Best Friend who lives down there, and she told me all about
Oak Alley!! I'm so glad that you came here today and
reminded me about it!!

Re: Dirty Rowdy Thing (11:24am October 31, 2014):

It sounds like a wonderful, yet bitersweet tour, and my
heart goes out to Lo. Because I also lost my Father not
that long ago this past year, I know what she is going
through!! The trip sounds amazing, and you had some great,
talented people behind the scenes who helped plan your
tour!! The book sounds amazing, too, and it will be on my
TBR list for this upcoming Fall/Winter reading list. What a
different book from the norm to go to for my reading
pleasure!! Thank you ladies for sharing not only your tour
with us, but for sharing a bit about the book!!

Re: Lost Under a Ladder (11:10am October 31, 2014):

I believe in superstitions, and always have. I don't open
umbrellas in the house, and in fact, haven't purchased any
in a long time now. The only ones that I currently own
belonged to my late Mother, and are in her umbrella stand
that we used as kids. I also try to stay in the house on
Friday the 13th, if at all possible. I won't go under an
open ladder, because I'm afraid that it will fall while I'm
walking under it, and if I'm cooking, I will do the
superstitious thing with the salt over the shoulder. Is
that superstitious enough?? I love the cover to your book,
and know that I'll love your book even more, after staring
at your cover for a while. Thank you for coming here again
so soon, and letting us know a little more superstitious
lore!!

Re: A Different Me (11:00am October 31, 2014):

When I was growing up, I was raised to never have a high
opinion of myself. I suppose it was my Mothers' way of
protecting me from the opposite sex, which in a way was
cruel, but it was a help as well as a hinderance. When I
was old enough to catch on to her trick, however, all hell
broke loose!! lol I didn't go crazy with boys, but having
a better opinion of myself, no matter how I looked, made all
the difference in the way I carried myself!!

Re: Flirting with Dr. Off-Limits (11:06am October 30, 2014):

You put all of the elements that I'm looking for into one
book. Not only is it a Romance, but you threw in some
Medical parts for good measure, which is right up my alley!!
This is definately going on my TBR list for the upcoming
Fall/Winter reading list!! Congratulations on your book,
and I'm sure it's going to have a great following!!

Re: Love Me To Death (10:58am October 30, 2014):

I have yet to read a paranormal Romance book, and yours just
might be the first book that I read. After reading your
posting, you just peaked my interest!! I'm at that age
where book covers don't excite me anymore. It's what's
between the covers that matters, and your latest book isn't
so far-fetched that it would make me laugh instead of read
it. Therefore, I really am looking forward to reading your
book, to find out what all the hype is about paranormal
Romance, and perhaps you will make me a believer.
Congratulations on your latest book. I'm sure you're going
to have a large following on this one!!

Re: The Songbird's Seduction (10:45am October 30, 2014):

My favorite type of hero is a man that is strong, yet can be
tender when he needs to be. He should be funny, handy to
have around, like animals, a bit spontaneous, and love
family. If I thought long enough, I'm sure I could come up
with more, but those are the main traits. The cover to your
book is absolutely stunning, and I'm looking forward to
reading it this coming Fall/Winter season!! Congratulations
on what I'm sure will have a big following!!

Re: The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall (10:34am October 30, 2014):

I loved reading your posting, and I know that I'll love your
book even more!! This will definately be a book that will go
on my TBR list for the upcoming Fall and Winter reading list!!
Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a great read
with a big following!!

Re: One Funeral (10:27am October 30, 2014):

It sure sounds like one heck of a costume party, and I'm
really looking forward to reading your book!! The cover is
sexy, yet tastefully done. Congratulations on your book, and
I'll be putting your book on my TBR list!!

Re: Made For You (12:38pm October 29, 2014):

Your book has an interesting story line, and I'm looking
forward to reading it. I'm so glad that you came here today
to tell us a little bit more about your book, so that we can
put it on our TBR lists!! Congratulations on your book!!

Re: A Matter of Grave Concern (12:31pm October 29, 2014):

After reading your interesting synopsis, you have me
intrigued- hook, line, and sinker!! This book is at the top
of my TBR list, and I'm really looking forward to reading it
this upcoming Fall and Winter!! I have no idea where you
"dug up" (no pun intended) these characters, but I know I'm
going to enjoy this book, and will probably be passing it on
to a few other people I know who will enjoy it as well.
Thank you for letting us know a little bit more inside
information about your book!!

Re: Maybe This Christmas (12:17pm October 29, 2014):

They're predicting snow here this coming Friday, and if I
had that book in my possession already, any snow that would
fall out here would never hit the ground, after reading your
book!! You have my interest peaked, and I'm definately
putting your book on my TBR list for the upcoming Fall and
Winter!! What a timely and great read!! Congratulations!!

Re: Lincoln Ladies (12:07pm October 29, 2014):

I don't have children, unfortunately, but looking back, I
can remember those stages I went through with my Mother when
I was growing up. The experts claim that it isn't easy
raising a Daughter, and I think that they're right. I don't
think it's easy raising a child - period - especially in
today's day and age. I know that statement makes me sound
old, and I'm not really old, but I look at how things were
when I was growing up compared to how things are now, and
they're a lot more complicated. I definately would not want
to bring a child into this crazy world that we have!!

Re: Love Thy Neighbor (11:50am October 29, 2014):

Congratulations on both counts, and I loved your story!! I
also love your book!! It will make for good reading this
coming Fall, and I'm looking forward to it. I'm sure you
added a little bit of your own story to the book for good
measure, and it will probably have a good following. It's a
very cute cover, too!!

Re: Once Haunted Twice Shy (11:39am October 29, 2014):

I love everything about your book - the characters, the
plot, the setting, and most of all, the cover!! This is
going to be a great book to usher in the Fall and Winter
with, and I will have to put it on my TBR list!! That list
is getting a bit long now, but I definately won't forget
about your book!! Your writing is totally out of the normal
genre that I normally read, but it's a book that I'm really
looking forward to. I don't know where you thought it up
from, but I'm sure that your book will have a great
following!! Congratulations!!!!

Re: Celine (11:24am October 29, 2014):

It's wonderful to be able to read Romances that are set in
England, but to get your hands on a Romance, and a
Historical Romance at that, set here in America, is a real
treat!! I am so glad that you decided to come full-circle,
and start writing the American Romance again!! I have been
pining for the real deal, and your books will be on my TBR
list for this coming Fall and Winter!! They all sound
terrific, and the settings sound just as great!! Thank you
for coming here today, to let us know all about them!!

Re: Coming Home For Christmas (11:08am October 29, 2014):

I want to thank all 3 of you for your service to our
Country!! All 3 of the stories sound so good, that I don't
know where to start, and to find out that they're Christmas
stories as well, give them an added plus!! This is
definately a book to put on my TBR list!! Thank you for
thinking of corraborating with the other 2 Authors to come
up with such a wonderful idea for a Christmas book!!

Re: Last Train To Babylon (12:03pm October 28, 2014):

If the narrative is too long, it tends to make the story
boring, and I, myself lose interest. I really prefer to
read a book in just the first person, myself. The excerpt
that you posted was really good, and I am looking forward to
reading your book, because I must confess that I'm a bit out
of the loop, and not familiar with your writing. You
definately have me hooked, and this would be a great book
for me to curl up with this Fall and Winter, since I get hit
with pretty severe weather where I live. Thank you for
posting this excerpt, even though it's not in your book.
Perhaps in the future you can write a book entitled "Adam's
Story."

Re: Madeleine?s Christmas Wish (11:18am October 28, 2014):

The synopsis to your book was so powerful that I was truly
left hanging!! I too, will be spending my first Christmas
without my Father, and will be able to relate to this story
on many levels, so this book will definately be put on my
TBR list. It was so great that you came here today to let
us know about your book, so that the rest of us will have a
chance to get a copy in time for Christmas!! Thank you for
coming!!

Re: Promise to Cherish (10:49am October 24, 2014):

My Father served in the Army during WWII. Any books that
pertain to that time period automatically peak my curiosity.
When they have to do with the Amish, my radar goes up even
further. I had no idea that the Amish had to work in the
mental institutions, which had to be no easy task for them
during that time!! I would love to read your book, and it's
definately been put on my TBR list for my Fall reading!!
When you add a love story to the mix, it's way up there on
my reading list!! Thank you for taking the time to write
your Mammie's memoir, and share it with us. It's a
wonderful thing to keep History alive!!

Re: The Doctor's Fake Fiancee (10:39am October 24, 2014):

Other than the fact that he needs to be self-sufficient,
meaning he needs to be able to cook and do his laundry, I
think you covered all of the bases!! You nailed everything
I would be looking for, at least what I would be looking for
while my brain is engaged while on my first cup of coffee!!
lol I enjoyed your posting as much as I'm sure I will enjoy
your book!! Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to
make an enjoyable read for this time of year, and something
a little more lighthearted to add to my TBR list!!

Re: Seek and Hide (9:42am October 24, 2014):

I do enjoy reading stories occasionally when they are
slightly different from the norm, but not so off-kilter as
to either make them laughable, because the story is so
unbelievable, or because you just can't picture something
like that taking place. That doesn't mean I don't have an
open-mind, it just means that some Authors are too far off
in left field, and perhaps want to make a quick buck by just
writing about anything that pops into their heads to write a
story!! Believe me, I've been reading for a long time, and
have seen some whoppers!! To come up with an example, it's
too early for me. I was up late on the phone last night,
due to family issues, and am on my first cup of coffee.
However, I am very anxious to read your book, and find out
more about your writing. Congratulations on your book!!

Re: Someday Maybe (10:12am October 23, 2014):

I enjoy reading both types of stories, but am actually leaning
towards the reunion stories, because that's how I got together
with my Husband. We've been happily married for 30+ years,
and I always look for those happy endings!! I'll be looking
forward to reading your latest book!! Congratulations!!

Re: Facing the Music (9:33am October 23, 2014):

A few years ago, if I went home, part of me would worry
about what others would think of me. Now I'm at that stage
where I really don't care what others think about me. I've
had to go through too much adversity to get where I'm at
right now, and don't feel like playing other peoples' games.
Sure - I have my friends, acquaintances, and enemies, and
think that I know who is who, and know how to treat each of
them. The place where they all come together is at the High
School Reunion, mainly, and the one person who bothered me
the most I gave a piece of my mind to at the last reunion I
attended. They decided that they were going to go around
and try to put on an air that they were superior to everyone
there, so I put them down a few notches!! Anyway, I related
to your posting, and will be looking forward to reading your
book. Congratulations!!!

Re: Light Her Fire (8:14pm October 21, 2014):

Your posting made me chuckle, but only because being someone
who suffers not only from chronic pain, but other health
issues, I can understand the reasoning behind putting "odd
pieces of clothing" inside your purse. I can really
sympathize with you, but am glad that you had a nice
Birthday, even if the morning after wasn't quite as
pleasant!! It doesn't matter what you wear, or who you're
wearing. It's what's inside your heart that really matters
that matters the most. I'll never be able to afford a name-
brand purse, so I'll stick to my regular one, and be the
best person I can be. I'd rather just read books, such as
yours!! Congratulations!!

Re: Soulfire (8:00pm October 21, 2014):

I really got a crash course today, after reading your
posting!! I'm sure after reading your books, I'll be
continuing that education, as well as going on one heck of a
wild ride!! The story line sounds really good, and I can't
wait to crack open your latest book!! Congratulations on
what I'm sure is going to be a good seller!! I love the hot
cover, too!!

Re: Into Darkness (7:47pm October 21, 2014):

I didn't realize there was so much involved with
supernatural gifts!! This particular genre isn't my forte
when it comes to reading, so I found your posting most
enlightening, as well as entertaining, when it came to your
comments!! I'm sure that your book will make for a very
interesting and entertaining read to usher in the Fall
season, and I'm looking forward to breaking in this genre
with your book!! The cover is well done as well, and I'm
sure that you'll have a lot of readers, as well as new
readers, such as me!! Congratulations!!

Re: Crashing the Congressman's Wedding (9:41am October 21, 2014):

I not only found your posting quite interesting, but found
your short bio interesting as well. I found many parallels
between our lives, so I know that your book is going to be
something that I'll look forward to reading this Fall!! The
cover is very expressive, and whomever designed it, did a
great job!! Congratulations on your new career, and I hope
it serves you well for many years to come!! I wish that I
had the grit that you did, to take the bull by the horns, so
to speak, and just start writing those books!!

Re: Picked To Die (9:30am October 21, 2014):

Not only are your covers beautiful, but the way you express
yourself is beautiful, too!!! I'm looking forward to
reading your books, and this book will make a welcomed
addition to my TBR list for the Fall season.
Congratulations on your book, and I'm sure this book, as
well as your series will do very well!!

Re: Off Kilter (9:19am October 21, 2014):

The cover to your latest book is so colorful, and
wonderfully done!! After reading your posting, I'm sure
that I'm going to enjoy the story as well. I can imagine
being out there in the beautiful countryside!!
Congratulations on your book. I'm sure that it's going to
do well, because I can't think of a woman who doesn't love a
man in a kilt!!

Re: A Highland Wolf Christmas (11:48am October 17, 2014):

I would show him the true meaning of Christmas, and to
explain my answer, I really can't write that down on this
site!! lol By the way, Christmas is my favorite Holiday,
and I love to go all-out for it, as far as decorating goes.
My tree is decorated with ornaments that I made by hand,
from years ago. I also love to put out different knick-
knacks, as well as lighted trees that I made years ago, as
well as others that I might find in the stores. My Husband
gets a bit huffy about it every year, but I bring out all of
the boxes myself, as well as put them away, so he won't
complain. Your book sounds like it will keep me at the edge
of my seat this Fall, and I'm looking forward to reading it.
I love the cover, too!! Congratulations!!

Re: He's So Fine (11:37am October 17, 2014):

I know that you've written a ton of books, and that you have
to be the hottest Author out there, but I was out of the
loop for a few years, and am slowly getting back in the
groove. Yours are one of the books that are definately
going on my TBR list for the Fall, so I can finally get a
chance to read one of your books!! Your latest book, in
particular, sounds like a great book to get my feet wet
with, so to speak. I really enjoyed your posting, as well
as reading the synopsis of your book. The cover is very
nice, as always, and hopefully I'll be one of the cast of
thousands who will be hooked on your books, when I get my
hands on it!! Congratulations on another winner of a book!!

Re: The Dark Seduction of Miss Jane (11:29am October 17, 2014):

That was a very interesting, and may I add sexy, posting
that you made. I'm itching to get my hands on your latest
book, to read how the story unfolds!! The cover is very
well done, and I'm sure it will make the perfect read for
Fall!! I won't even need a hot beverage, since my
temperature is bound to go up considerably!! Thank you for
such a great posting!!

Re: No Ordinary Home (12:46pm October 16, 2014):

The only good thing about being famous is the money!! If
you hit it big, you want for nothing but your privacy!! The
rest of it, as far as I'm concerned, is phony. That
lifestyle, as far as I'm concerned, is for the birds, and I
really wouldn't want a part of it. I value my privacy too
much to want to get involved in their society. Your book
would be interesting to read, however, and I would love to
read it this Fall.

Re: Bless Her Dead Little Heart (12:14pm October 16, 2014):

I was a big Nancy Drew fan growing up, thanks to the set
that my older Sister had in her possession. I also started
to read Agatha Christie a bit, along with a few others,
which I really can't remember, outside of Sherlock Holmes.
Anyway, when I started to read about the synopsis of your
book, I knew right away, that these would be the types of
books that I would fall in love with, and I can't wait to
read your latest book, and sort of work my way backwards!!
The cover is too adorable for words, since I'm a big animal
lover to begin with, but the artist that was chosen for the
cover, outdid themselves!! Thank you for coming here and
telling us about your book!! I know that this will be the
perfect read for Fall, and it will be put on my TBR list!!

Re: Going Home (11:27am October 16, 2014):

I have been to what they refer to "green mountains" before,
but never to "rocky mountains," although one day I would
love to head out West and visit our Nephew and his family to
see them. We currently live in a resort town, by a Great
Lake, surrounded by farmland and wooded areas. I consider
myself to be blessed to have found such a slice of Heaven to
be living in, because not only is it beautiful, but whatever
I'm in the mood to do that day, it's either right outside my
door, or a drive of anywhere from 5 to 60 minutes at the
most. Other than to replenish necessities or to go to the
class that I volunteer to teach once a week, the rest of the
time I really don't feel the need to leave my front porch,
because of the woodlands on one side, and the farmland on
the other. There's always wildlife to watch, and we make it
a point to have plenty of birdfeeders out, to keep the birds
happy. It sounds close to the beautiful spot that you spoke
about, minus the mountains. We even have horses that pass
down our dirt road in front of the house!! I'm sure it's
not close to your area out West, but it's still Heaven to
me!! I'm really looking forward to reading your book, and
wish I had a copy of it today, so I could start reading it!!

Re: For Love of the Duke (10:57am October 16, 2014):

Your excerpt was really engrossing, and I wish I had the
book in front of me, to find out how the rest of the story
unfolds!! Whomever did your cover, did a beautiful job,
since I found it breathtaking!! The picture itself, as well
as the colors are top-notch!! Congratulations on your book,
and not only will this be on my TBR list, but I'm sure it's
going to do very well!! You chose well with your
profession, and I'm sure your Princesses-in-waiting will
have a great teacher, as well as your future Prince!!

Re: Eternal Flame (10:44am October 16, 2014):

Your character looks like the type of guy that would fit in
with any of the ladies - totally relaxed, and sure of
himself, which is good!! I'm looking forward to reading
your book, to find out a little more about Zane, since this
isn't my normal genre of book. Your posting was quite
entertaining, and I enjoyed it a lot. It also made me a bit
hungry!!

Re: By Winter's Light (11:50am October 10, 2014):

Winter is just around the corner, as is Christmas!! Your
posting was so full of information, and fascinating as
well!! I really enjoyed reading it, and can't wait to read
your book!! Thank you so much for doing all of the legwork
regarding all of the old customs, since they should be kept
alive for future generations to cherish, and your book will
definately be on my TBR list for this Fall!!

Re: Death at the Black Bull (9:11am October 8, 2014):

I just wanted to say that after reading your posting, I can
relate to the way you think, so I know that I'm going to enjoy
reading your book!! Knowing that it's a mystery, is an added
plus!! Congratulations on your book. I'm sure you're bound
to have a large following!!

Re: Dead For A Spell (9:06am October 8, 2014):

This was an amazing period in itself - the clothing, the
people, the way they lived in general. I love to read about
this period, and I'm sure that your book will be no
exception!! I really exjoyed reading your posting, and am
sure that your book will do really well. The topic that you
chose will appeal to a great number of people, and I
congratulate you on your latest conquest!!

Re: What a Lady Needs for Christmas (8:44am October 8, 2014):

Over the years, I tried every trick in the book. I made all
the favorite dishes, I even made new ones that I thought
everyone would enjoy. I made handmade gifts for people in
their favorite colors. I broke the bank one year, to make
it a "Merry Christmas" for them. Every year, I kept a smile
on my face. As it turned out, blood was not thicker than
water in my family, and I'm just as happy to just spend a
quiet holiday with my Husband. After losing my Father
suddenly this past April, the true colors of the rest of my
family have shown through, and the only constant through all
of this was me!! Instead, I have chosen to keep myself
busy, read, knit and crochet for others I think are
deserving, and volunteer my time teaching others how to knit
and crochet!! I'm looking forward to reading your book, and
apologize for being a bit long-winded with my answer.

Re: One Potion In The Grave (8:15am October 8, 2014):

Let me start out by saying that the cover of your book is
really wonderful, and I have your book on my TBR list
already!! Where I live, there are a few stores that have
items which are a bit dated, and I always tend to gravitate
towards them. You can't beat those items, because you never
know what you'll find inside one of those beauties!! My
Husband and I don't really travel anymore, but we do have a
couple of spots that we love to stop at if we're in that
direction while out on the road. There is a roadside area
that you can stop at to have a picnic, watch the sailboats
and tankers go by on the major Great Lake, or go down a
series of steps, right onto a small stretch of rocky beach,
to get pelted by some pretty powerful waves, and perhaps
find a few rocks and shells. It's very scenic, and a lot of
people love to come here to take photographs!! Because
where we live, we're in the middle of a tourist area /
farmland section, we have the best of both worlds year-
round, and we love it that way. Depending on our mood, we
can either stay holed-up in our hideaway, or be out in the
hustle and bustle of the tourists by the Lake!!

Re: Cowboy Boots for Christmas (7:59am October 8, 2014):

This past year has been a rough one for me, and it seems
that reading and my knitting and crocheting seems to be my
only means of escape as of late!! Your book will definately
be on my TBR list, and I'm hoping that your Christmas
miracle will be contagious - I sure could use one right
about now!! Thank you for your gracious presence, as always
here today!!

Re: Gossamer Ghost (11:50am October 7, 2014):

My Best Girlfriend, lives in New Orleans. She's actually
more like a Sister than she is a Girlfriend, and we talk all
the time. I've never been down there, but would love to go
one day soon. We've actually spoken about different foods
that they have down there, and some are so foreign to me,
but intriguing just the same. You couldn't have picked a
better city to write a story around. I am looking forward
to reading your book this Fall, and am putting your book on
my TBR list!! I fell in love with the cover, too!! The
recipes are an added plus, and am looking forward to trying
them. Thank you for the wonderful posting!!!

Re: Death of a Blueblood (11:37am October 7, 2014):

When I was able to watch the shows on Cable, I really
enjoyed them. As for the books, I must confess that I
haven't read any, but I was out of the loop with my reading
for a while. My reasons could fill a book!! lol
Nonetheless, the synopsis for this book in particular peaked
my interest, and I know you have to start somewhere!! Thank
you for coming here today, letting us know about the latest
book out, and for entertaining everyone with your writing
talents for so many years!!

Re: Lost Under a Ladder (11:30am October 7, 2014):

What a wonderful posting, as well as a wonderful story that
awaits me to read!! I love the names that you chose for the
shops in Destiny, and it would be superstitious of me not to
put you on my TBR list!! The cover is absolutely adorable,
to say the least!! Whomever did the artwork for it, really
did a bang-up job for you, and I'm sure that there are a lot
of people who are going to want to read your book - me
included!! I won't wait for a Friday the 13th to purchase a
copy, because I can't wait that long, but I'm really looking
forward to finding out how this story unfolds!! Thank you
so much for sharing with us today!!

Re: Last Chance Family (11:24am October 7, 2014):

Your description was so good, I could actually picture it in
my mind. Then the photos came up as I scrolled further, and
my mouth literally dropped!! I adored your posting today,
and am looking forward to reading your book, too!! Thank
you for bringing back a taste of the past, if even for a
minute. I remember it well!!

Re: Hard to Forget (11:19am October 7, 2014):

This sounds like a series that will really keep you on the
edge of your seat!! I love it that you didn't give a lot away
about the plot - just enough to whet the appetite!! What a
great read for Fall!! Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: Bridging Two Hearts (2:16pm October 4, 2014):

I can understand their sense of secrecy, but because you
weren't delving into operational information, and gave them
a valid reason as to why you wanted to ask a few questions
about them, without delving too deep, I don't know why they
felt the need to pass the buck!! I'm sure even the Woman
recruiter could have given you the information that you
needed!! Now that you are a target of sorts, I hope that
all of them purchase your book!! lol I know that I will
have it on my TBR list, since a book like this will keep the
blood flowing, and help keep me warm in this colder
weather!! Of course, I'll still have to keep a mug of hot
chocolate nearby, along with one of my 2 cats!!
Congratulations on your book, and Thank you for going the
extra mile for going through what you did to be absolutely
accurate for your book!! Please thank your Husband for his
service as well!!

Re: Soul Painter (9:29am October 3, 2014):

Your book couldn't have come out at a better time!! This
mysterious book makes for the perfect Fall reading, and I
wish that I had a copy in front of me, so I could find out
how the story unfolded!! I loved reading how the story came
to be from your posting, and this book will definately be on
my TBR list!! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts
here today!! I love the cover of your book, too!! It just
adds a little more intrigue to what is the most amazing
story!!

Re: No More Mr. Nice Guy (1:31pm October 2, 2014):

I suppose you give me no choice but to read your book. I'm
too old, and with my health problems, I don't suppose I
would get past the first page of that book!! lol I got a
kick out of your posting today, and found your analysis
amusing. Your book will make much better reading!!
Congratulations on the book, and I hope that it does well,
after everything you went through to write it!!

Re: The Groom Says Yes (1:21pm October 2, 2014):

Your books sound quite interesting, and I'm looking forward
to reading them. The title to your latest book is totally
different from the norm, and will make a good read to put on
my TBR list!! Thank you for sharing a bit of History with
us behind the books, which will make reading them a bit more
special!!

Re: A Place Called Harmony (1:15pm October 2, 2014):

I must confess that I would be a first-time reader of your
stories, since I had to get out of the reading scene for a
while, due to personal reasons. I really enjoyed reading
about the background of your book, and am looking forward to
reading this book in particular. This book should be a
great place to start, and having the 3 stories entertwine
like this, will make your book a real page-turner, just in
time to ring in the Fall season!! Thank you for your
candidness, and I'm sure that this book will fly off the
shelves!! Love the cover, too!!

Re: An Indecent Affair Part 4 (1:08pm October 2, 2014):

The book that I'm reading at the moment I considered "hot
enough to peel paint," although it doesn't consider 2 men at
once!! The reviews to your books are quite good, so I
suppose I would have to read one of them to find out for
myself, although I don't really give myself a steady diet of
this genre. Your latest book does sound quite interesting,
though, and I would read it, just to find out what happens.
Congratulations on your book, as well as the "hot" reviews,
and I hope that it does well, which it sounds like it will
do!!

Re: The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall (1:00pm October 2, 2014):

Normally I wouldn't read a book of this particular genre,
but your latest book really has my interest peaked!! I can
see all of the love that you put into it, and the story
really has me intrigued!! This is the type of book that I
would actually be honored to read, for personal reasons!!
Congratulations on your book, and I really hope that it does
well!!

Re: To Love a King (12:49pm October 2, 2014):

I find it amazing how Authors come up with their ideas. It
makes reading their books a bit more interesting, especially
when they talk about a certain book that they're writing
about, or a book that they've just written. Each Author is
a bit different, but interesting, nonetheless. Thank you
for letting us into your world, if even for a fleeting
moment!! I'll be looking forward to your latest book!!

Re: Stirring The Plot (10:55am October 1, 2014):

Your latest book has all the ingredients that I love in a
book- (pun intended)!! The witches, recipes, and murder
mystery along with the rest of the story make this the
perfect read to usher in the Fall, and I can't wait to get a
copy of your book in my hands!! As always, the cover of
your book is outstanding, and being an owner of 2 kitties
myself, it's an added plus!! Congratulations on your book,
and I'll be looking forward to sitting here with your book
in one hand, and my hot chocolate in the other!!

Re: In Your Dreams (10:44am October 1, 2014):

I agree with your posting to a degree. What I disagree
with, or should I say find a bit of a turn-off, is when I
read about these women who go to kickboxing, or other weird
forms of aerobic exercise. I know of many women who stay in
shape, and not one woman I know says they're going to a
kickboxing class. They might run, or use the treadmill,
but when it comes to a yoga class, or some other "trendy,
yuppy-style" form of aerobics, the every day woman doesn't
do that. Why can't a book be written with just an every day
form of exercise?? I'll get off of my soapbox now, and just
enjoy your new book. Congratulations on another hit, and
I'm looking forward to reading it.

Re: Reforming the Rock Star (10:42am September 30, 2014):

I got out of a marriage to someone who I really didn't feel
I had much in common with, and for one main reason - my
Doctor told me that I would have been dead, if I had stayed
married to him!! Not that he was abusive, but I had lost my
will to live!! I got back together with someone that I had
been carrying a torch for all of these years, through a
mutual friend. Did we have anything in common?? Looking
back now, I'm not sure, but he was a few years older, and
with me being a chameleon, I needed someone older to relate
to. We actually learned from each other, and after over 30
years of marriage, we continue to learn from each other. At
times the road gets a bit rocky, but somehow we manage to
get through it. I think it's partially because I have more
patience, and because I love him so much. We are both
committed, too!! I loved your posting today. It brought
back a lot of memories, and I think your book will do the
same.

Re: Charming (10:25am September 30, 2014):

I think that when everyone looks back at their childhood,
they look back at happy times, but also find things that
weren't quite as happy as they thought they were. I
actually have things in mine that haunt me today, although
I've tried to bury those things as far down as I can. Right
now I've considered writing a book, so I can wrestle these
demons once and for all, to put them to rest. I would love
to read your book, nonetheless, to read part of your story,
and see how you handled yours. Thank you for such a
brutally honest posting!! You're so young to have gone
through such hardship, and come out swinging!! It has made
you that much stronger.

Re: The Cottage Next Door (11:03am September 27, 2014):

I live near one of the Great Lakes, and just moved here a
few years ago, after living in the city my entire life. You
could say that I have the best of both worlds, since I'm
surrounded by farmland as well, so when I've had enough of
the beachgoers, as well as the tourists, I can go back home,
and be surrounded by acreage which is part farmland and the
rest is woodlands. I was fortunate enough to see the
Atlantic Ocean when I was treated to a trip to Atlantic
City, and I was in love. In fact, my Sister and I took
another trip out there, not knowing that on that day, there
was a hurricane that was going to be arriving the next day.
It was really quite the experience to wade in the water,
while it was churning madly, with the hurricane a few
hundred miles away!! Lakes are big, but there are no words
to describe the ocean!! I'm in love with both, but am
grateful to live near the lake. This is where I was meant
to be, and where I've always wanted to live. I can't wait
to read your book!! I'm sure I'll be able to relate to it.

Re: All Bets Are On (10:45am September 26, 2014):

I can't say that I've ever been in a situation like that, so
for me, this would be a fun read. Because my tastes are all
over the map, this would make the perfect book to break up
my reading, right after I've read something on the dark
side, to bring me back to my senses, and put me in a more
loving mood. The story sounds interesting as well, since I
can read and find out a little about how internet dating
works. I love the cover, and am sure I'll love the book.
Congratulations!!

Re: Bellissima (10:16am September 25, 2014):

I've lived in Michigan all of my life, and now have moved to
the Northern part of the state a within the past decade. I
think that I had to be crazy to do so, but love the area in
which I now reside. Although the Winters are a bit more
brutal, you can't beat the scenery, since I'm surrounded by
over 300 acres of farm and woodland. When the snow starts
to fly, it isn't the sooty flakes you find in the city.
It's the sparkly, pristine type you see on Christmas cards.
If we didn't have frigid temperatures, along with the winds,
I wouldn't care. The Autumns are spectacular, and in the
Summer, I'm a mile away from a major lake. In the Spring,
the colors are amazing as well as the smells from the
farmers tending their farms. The wildlife abounds year-
round on the property, and you never know what you'll find,
from deer, to groundhogs, to raccoons!! I'd take this area
over the city any day, and to deal with Winter for a few
months, and enjoy the rest of the year, is a small
inconvenience. I did want to add that this is the perfect
time of year to hunker down with a book such as yours, along
with a hot beverage. The cover to your book is stunning,
and I'm sure I'll enjoy it very much. Congratulations on
your book!!

Re: Fair Catch (10:03am September 25, 2014):

I wasn't able to watch your video, due to the fact that I'm
on dial-up, and a video is next to impossible to watch in 2-
second blurbs. Nonetheless, I haven't had the chance yet to
read a book about football hotties yet, so I'm looking
forward to reading your book. I'll have to read the other
books from your series as well, to play a little catch-up,
but they sound like a great series to read this time of
year. Congratulations on your latest book, and on finishing
your series!! I'm sure it will do well, since so many Women
are getting into football nowadays.

Re: Wild About Rachel (9:54am September 25, 2014):

I've been reading since the age of 3, when my Sister taught
me. Back then, I was reading physics books, and that got me
started on any subject under the sun. When I went to the
library, I would take out books from astronomy to
autobiographies, and everything in between, and carry the
entire armload home, for that 1 1/2 miles!! To this day, my
tastes are still all over the map, depending on my mood, and
fortunately we were allowed to read at the table, but it had
to be our homework assignments only!! I'm looking forward
to reading your book, since we seem to be of the same
mindset. Congratulations on your book, and I hope it's the
start of a long career!!

Re: Treasure Coast (12:00pm September 23, 2014):

I usually find interviews to be on the boring side, but this
interview was so insightful, and made me stop and think a
bit. I also enjoyed it, and found it refreshing!! Although
I'm not familiar with Mr. Kakonis' work, I am looking
forward to reading not only his latest book, but his other
books as well. They all sound like something you can get
your teeth into, and will leave you satisfied when you get
to the last page. These are "old school" writings, if you
forgive me for saying so, and you don't find many books such
as these. They are the types that are the most enjoyable!!
Congratulations on your latest book!! I'm sure that you
have quite the following, and your book should do well!!
I'm sure that Brash Books did the right thing by
resurrecting your other books as well!!

Re: Groomed For Murder (11:46am September 23, 2014):

Your book sounds like a real page-turner, and I can't wait for
a good mystery like this, to usher in the Fall season with!!
I love the cover to your book, too!! Congratulations on your
latest book, and I'm sure it's going to do quite well!!

Re: The Wedding Soup Murder (11:41am September 23, 2014):

It sounds like an interesting pairing for the nuptuals, as
well as quite the reception!! Your book has all the
ingredients - not only for soup, but for the murder, and
I'll be looking forward to reading your book this Fall!!
What a wonderful time of year to read such a heart-warming
story!! It should keep me cozy this time of year.
Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: Tall, Dark and Paranormal (11:23am September 19, 2014):

It sounds like quite an interesting variety of books, and
the price can't be beat!! I just hope that they're not e-
books, because that would put me at a loss. I don't own an
e-reader, and don't have room on my old computer to download
them. I would need the print copies of the books to read,
and actually prefer them in print, anyway. Congratulations
on putting together such a wonderful set!!

Re: Jim Hawkins and the Curse of Treasure Island (11:00am September 19, 2014):

It looks like I need a little bit of brushing up on my
"Pirate Speak!!" There are a few terms that I know, some
that I'm familiar with, and some that are way out in left
field for me!! I do remember reading Treasure Island when I
was young, and I'm sure that your book will bring back quite
a few memories. Thank you for quite an enlightening
posting!!

Re: How Sweet The Sound (10:48am September 19, 2014):

I don't belong to a book club. The one club out here reads
some really strange books, from what I've heard, and half of
the members aren't that pleased about it. My Husband and I
are caretakers where we live, and I volunteer once a week to
teach a knitting class. It doesn't leave me a lot of time
to get involved in much else, since I also knit and crochet
items for people that I know who have suffered hardships in
their lives. Just losing my Father recently myself, it's
been hard trying to go through the day-to-day grind of daily
life, because his death was sudden. I'm still in the
process of going through his Estate papers, and settling
things with my Sisters. Anyway, reading is an escape I get
to as often as I can, along with my knitting and crocheting,
to get away from problems, and just be in my own world,
instead of debate with others the finer parts of literature.
Perhaps someday, when I have more time, I'll join a book
club.

Re: Share the Moon (11:37am September 18, 2014):

There are places in Maine that I've read about that sounded
beautiful, as well as places in North Carolina. I love
reading about places on the water, mostly, and if lighhouses
are nearby, or even part of the story, all the better!! I'm
looking forward to reading about your latest story. I can't
recall ever being in Connecticut, when I went out to New
England many years ago, but that part of the country is
beautiful, and quaint in its' own way. I'm sure your book
is beautifully done. Congratulations!!

Re: Second Chance Ranch (11:53am September 17, 2014):

You caught me off guard with that question, and none come to
mind at the moment. I've been reading spy books lately, and
everything in between, so to change gears, and think of a
Romance, would be like driving a car, and shifting suddenly
into reverse!! I would love to read your book, however. It
would be the perfect read to curl up on the couch with, on
these cool, crisp nights up North!! Congratulations on your
book!!!

Re: Brushing Off The Boss (11:45am September 17, 2014):

To me, the location isn't that important. What is more
important is the story itself. It has to be believable, if
it's a Romance. It shouldn't be too fluffy, and the
characters shouldn't be too over the top. If any of that
happens, or if the story is too predictable, the book is a
let down.

Re: Always a Rogue, Forever Her Love (11:31am September 17, 2014):

The excerpt you provided left me wanting more!!! The cover
of your book is exceptional - I loved the dress the woman is
wearing on the cover!! The ruffles are so beautiful!! I've
always been taken in for ruffles, but never had a dress like
that. This is one book I know that I can curl up with, and
truly enjoy. The synopsis is very good, and I love how it's
going to play out!! Congratulations on what I'm sure will
be a good seller!!

Re: Caught in the Act (11:23am September 17, 2014):

Wilamette Valley sounds like heaven, and I'm sure that I'll
adore reading this installment of the book!! I live out in
the country, and since I moved out here a few years ago,
livestock still amaze me, as well as all wildlife. I should
feel right at home with all of the elements of your book!!
Congratulations on what I'm sure will be a real winner!!

Re: One Night with the Best Man (11:15am September 17, 2014):

I've never really come into names that reminded me of
stores, but I have come across names that I thought were
pretty lame, and made me chuckle a bit. Because my mind is
cluttered with a million things this morning, none happen to
come to mind at the moment, but I won't hold your minor boo-
boo against you. I actually think that it's cute!!

Re: Murder Of A Needled Knitter (10:56am September 16, 2014):

I was an assistant teacher in a big knitting group a few
years back. There was one woman who joined. In the
beginning, she was very nice, then out of the blue, she
decided to pick on me, in front of the others, for no
reason. This continued, and rather than have me totally
lose it in front of the group, I decided to just drop out of
class. Afterward, the class decided they had enough of her,
too, and missed me, so they disbanded. I have since been
asked to come back and start a new knitting group, with a
new group of women, and we both knit and crochet. I'm still
getting used to these new personalities, and things are
going smoother, but it's a far cry from having the "one
woman" that I had to deal with in the old class!! I heard
she shows up at this one from time to time, and we'll cross
this bridge when it happens, but the new women can't stand
her!! lol

Re: Double Jeopardy (10:43am September 16, 2014):

My tastes are all over the map, as I like to put it, and I'm
so glad that Romantic Suspense is one of the choices that I
like to read, when I'm in the mood for it!! When regular
Romance just isn't enough, you need a little touch of
Suspense in your book, just to get your heart thumping a
little harder, and to keep you just a little more alert,
instead of just sitting and swooning, as with a regular
Romance. I'm hoping that your latest book isn't just an e-
book, because I'd really love to read it, and don't own an
e-reader at the moment. I also don't have the room on my
computer to download any books, so I'm at an added loss!! I
enjoyed your post, and I'm sure your book will be just as
good as your posting. Congratulations!!

Re: Charming (11:21am September 15, 2014):

I can relate to your posting today, but on a different
level. Your posting reminded me of what it was like growing
up, and I hope your book will help other girls, who are
going through something similar right now. It took the
death of my parents, to finally come to terms of my grief,
and we're talking decades after my Hell!! I'm just now
trying to deal with it, but know I won't be hurt anymore.
Thank you for writing your book, and helping others.

Re: Once Upon a Bride (10:43am September 12, 2014):

That was such an inspiring posting, and I really enjoyed
reading your posting today!! I'll also be looking forward to
reading your latest book!! The cover is so sweet, and I'm
sure the story is going to be very moving!! Congratulations!!

Re: The Bone Whistle (10:35am September 12, 2014):

I can truly understand why that particular subject urged you
to write a book about it. After reading the passage you
posted, I wish that I had the book in front of me, to see
how the rest of the story played out!! Your particular book
seems like it would appeal not only to young adults, but to
adults as well!! Congratulations on your new series, and I
really hope it does well, since a story of this importance
should be told!!

Re: The Duplicitous Debutante (9:49am September 11, 2014):

I really enjoyed reading your posting today, and remember
hearing about those dime novels, but don't recall where,
now!! It was interesting, however, to read your telling of
the History of it, and to read about your book. That always
makes it a bit more special, when the time comes to read
it!! The cover to your book was really well thought-out,
and I'm looking forward to curling up with it this Fall, as
well as reading your interpretation of the dime novel.
Congratulations on what I'm sure was a bit of a fun read to
write!!

Re: Course Of Action: The Rescue (11:08am September 10, 2014):

This book sounds like another one of your masterpieces, and I
can't wait to find out how this story line plays out!!
Congratulations on your latest book!! Wonderful job on the
cover, too!!

Re: My Highland Spy (11:55am September 9, 2014):

I have never been fortunate enough to go overseas, but my
Father served part of his time in the service in Belgium
during WWII. One of the coins that he gave me as a souvenir
was from there. Unfortunately, before he passed away
suddenly just a short time ago, he never spoke about what
happened, so I have no History about what happened while he
was there. I wish he would have told me, because we were so
close, but it must have been too painful for him. I'm
looking forward to reading your book. It will be a type of
connection to him, in a weird sort of way. I'm so glad that
you enjoyed your trip!! It sounds heavenly!!

Re: The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush (11:07am September 9, 2014):

My Father was young during that time, and I remember hearing
about all of the things that my Grandmother did to help keep
the household afloat, since my Grandfather was injured, and
could not work. There were 13 children, and they all
pitched in to help, too!! Some dropped out of school, and
got jobs. Others did things after school, such as looking
for scrap metal and other scraps to sell. I truly enjoyed
reading your posting today, and know that I'm going to love
your book!! Thank you for keeping that part of History
alive, so that others can be aware of what was going on
during that time of our past!! Congratulations on your
book!!

Re: Night Of The White Buffalo (10:52am September 9, 2014):

Both books have their own merits, and sound like they're
going to be great reads!! I found the story about Custer
especially interesting, because I wasn't aware of all of the
facts pertaining to him. I love the perspective you used to
write these books, and I'm looking forward to reading both
books!! Congratulations!!

Re: Two Week Seduction (10:43am September 9, 2014):

I had a few things planned this Summer, for a change, but
that all changed with the sudden passing of my Father. It
sort of put a bit of a crimp in things, so our Summer turned
out to be a little more low-key. We did take in a huge
garage sale that is held in our State once a year, and goes
on for miles. We also went to the lake for a while, just to
sit in the park and unwind from everything, if even for a
few minutes. It was nice to watch the boaters, along with
the oil tankers, and all of the people there.
Congratulations on the wedding of your Daughter!! It sounds
like she had a beautiful ceremony, and that you managed to
have a great Summer!! You needed the break to recharge your
creative streak, and that's all that matters!! I'll be
looking forward to reading your book as well!!

Re: The Dining Club (2:18pm September 6, 2014):

This is a quite interesting excerpt, and my curiosity is
peaked!! I definately wish that I had the book in front of
me, so I could find out how things play out!!

Re: His Every Fantasy (2:08pm September 6, 2014):

A very interesting excerpt. I still liked #1 better by far!!
This book would still need to be read to find out how the
story line played out.

Re: Tempting Mr. Perfect (1:58pm September 6, 2014):

That definately was a steamy excerpt!! I wish I had the book
here in my hands!!

Re: Driftwood Tides (8:54am September 5, 2014):

Those are really good tips, and because I live in a rural
setting, I love being outside, and just trying to identify
simple things, like the chirp of what bird made what chirp,
for example, and the sound of a tractor in the distance.
These little things make you feel safe, in a way, because
you know you are home!! I'm really looking forward to
reading your book, because I don't live far from a lake
myself, and would relate to your book. Congratulations!!

Re: Stealing His Heart (8:21am September 5, 2014):

To be honest with you, I've never really taken the
characters, and taken them apart like that, saying this one
is flawed, or that one is flawed. I just accept them the
way they are, and see how the story line plays out, along
with how the characters react. I guess if I thought about
it a little more, since it is a little early for me, I would
put a little more emphasis on the male character of the
book, because if his flaws were too showy, it's a bit of a
turn-off for me. I know that by the end of any book, the
characters turn out fine, and things work out in the end
anyway. Congratulations on your book, and I'll be looking
forward to reading it, to see how your slant on the
characters work out.

Re: A Winter Wedding (8:03am September 5, 2014):

Once in a while, that wild streak shows it's ugly head, if
you want to call it that. I may be older, but in my mind,
I'm always thinking like a teenager, which keeps me young!!
Where I live, it's a rural part of the state, and I'll ask
my Husband to pull off the road, to check out something
totally out of character for both of us!! The other day I
was on the phone talking to my Sister about something
personal between the two of us, and out of the blue, she
told me that I was a little demon and that I was devious!!
I just laughed, because I was always a bit of a prankster
from the time I was small, so anything I say can be taken
more than one way. I, too, was a Winter Bride, who woke up
on my Wedding day to an ice storm, which didn't make me the
happiest in that respect, but I was thrilled to marry the
man of my dreams. I've been married over 31 years now. The
cover to your book is beautiful, and I'm sure the story is
going to be a very worthwhile and heartfelt read!! I'm
looking forward to it very much!! Congratulations!!!

Re: In Bed with a Rogue (10:23am September 4, 2014):

After all of those examples, I don't know if I should really
add to them, but I do have a blast from the past, and a
current example - Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, and Adam
Levine and Blake Sheldon. I enjoyed the excerpt from your
book, and wish I had the rest of it in my hands, so that I
could read on!! I love the dramatic cover, and know that
I'll love the book as well!! Congratulations!!

Re: Nightmares Can Be Murder (10:11am September 4, 2014):

I really appreciated you coming here today, and giving some
examples of dreams. They were very helpful, and I'm also
looking forward to going to your website on Saturdays, to
check it out!! Being the owner of 2 young cats myself, I
fell in love with the cover of your book, and I'm really
looking forward to reading it!! Knowing your background, it
makes this book all the more special to read, because the
plot is going to be realistic - not fluff!! Congratulations
on what I'm sure will be a good seller!!

Re: The Laird (9:57am September 4, 2014):

I'm just getting into this genre, and remember vaguely
hearing the name, but not the facts. What a horrible time
in History!! I know that both sides felt that they were
right, but it was handled with such brutality!! I'm looking
forward to reading your book, to read about these virile
Highlanders that get touted in your comment section all the
time!! Congratulations!!

Re: A Duke's Wicked Kiss (9:48am September 3, 2014):

If I want time to myself, I try to go down the road to the
beach, and walk along the shore, looking for beach glass and
unusual stones, or just to sit and watch the ships and
waves. To me, that's tranquility!!! If the weather doesn't
permit it, I'll just put some music on the radio, and either
open a book, or pull out whatever knitting I'm working on
for the class that I volunteer to teach once a week. There
are also a lot of trees and some acreage where I live, and
if I feel up to it, I can always go for a walk, or just sit
outside, and watch the birds that we feed, or watch them
right outside my window. There are always new kinds of
birds coming, that I haven't identified yet!!

Re: Pulling Leather (9:31am September 3, 2014):

It's still a little early for me, but the person that popped
into my head is Doc Holliday. Another one would be Wyatt Earp.
I'll be looking forward to reading your book!! The cover to
your book is stunning!! Congratulations!!!

Re: Own (9:22am September 3, 2014):

After reading your posting, you took me back to a special
time in my life, and made me smile!! After that, you made
me wish I had a copy of your book in my hands, so that I
could start reading it!! Your book sounds like it has a
little bit of everything in it, and I'm really anxious to
start reading it!! It's definately on my TBR list, and will
be a welcomed addition for my Fall reading!! Someone did a
great job on the cover, too!! Congratulations!!

Re: GI Brides (9:15am September 3, 2014):

Your Grandmother was one gutsy Lady, and I am so sorry to
hear about her passing!! You have my sympathy, for I too,
just lost my Father, who fought in WWII. That war did
something to everyone involved, and I'm sorry that she
experienced all that she did. On the up side, if you want
to call it that, it made her a much stronger person.
Because I read anything I can get my hands on from that era,
to try and get a better understanding of my own Father, for
starters, I can't wait to read your book!! That is such a
lovely tribute to your Grandmother, and also to keep that
part of History alive in the process!! Thank you so much
for taking the pains to write what I'm sure is going to be a
lovely, and at times, a tearful memoir!! I can't wait to
get a copy in my hands!!

Re: The Wishing Tide (9:05am September 3, 2014):

Hi, Barbara!! I wanted to say that after reading your
posting, I was deeply touched, and know that I have to put
your books on my TBR list, for personal reasons. I'm sure
that the subject you have chosen was not the easiest to
write, even though your posting almost makes it sound as
such. Trust me when I say to live it, is not an easy row to
hoe, as they say. I found the cover to your latest book to
be striking, and I will be seeking out your books. Thank
you again for coming here, and letting us know about your
books, so that I could become familiar with your writing!!

Re: Zombified (10:13pm August 28, 2014):

I really haven't read any vampire books, because I got so
sick of hearing about "Twilight!!!" I really like the spin
that you put on your book, and am looking forward to giving
it a try!! Thank goodness for you, your friends, and a
night out at the bar, because I'm not sure if you would come
up with such an offbeat spin again!! I'm not questioning
your abilities, but after reading your posting, I think that
your work as a team conspired to come up with one heck of a
story!! Congratulations!!!

Re: Enemies on Tap (10:56am August 28, 2014):

I don't know how you can write those wonderful books, with 3
kids in tow!! Even though they're school-age, it's still
got to be hard for you, since I'm sure that they need help
with their schoolwork, and have after school activities that
you get involved with!! I do volunteer work myself, and
there are weeks that are harder than others for me, just to
get into the groove, and put my time in, since I have to
help my Husband with full-time work with his job at home as
a Caretaker. Anyway, the cause that you chose is a good
one, too, and I hope that you meet your goal!!

Re: I Promise (10:47am August 28, 2014):

It sounds like you had a lot on your plate with your Grandson,
and with your writing!! If I only had half of your energy, I
would be doing pretty good!! All of the books sound good, and
I don't know where to start first!! Congratulations on your
books!! I'm sure they'll do quite well!!

Re: My Highland Spy (10:35am August 27, 2014):

I believe that first impressions are very important, and
they count for part of what I think about a person. After I
talk to them for a bit, that counts for the other part. Of
course you can't just look at a person and form an
impression!! You have to know a little about them first.
Everyone has a story about themselves, and you don't know
what they're going through, until you've walked a mile in
their shoes!!

Re: Dirty Deal (10:28am August 27, 2014):

I actually have 2 friends like that. Without going into
details, one knows me so well, that he actually stepped in,
and saved my life!! All I can tell you is that he let
someone know that I was very unhappy in where I was in life
at the moment (not depressed, just sad with my marriage),
and they intervened. I was able to get the strength to
start a new life. My Doctor told me I would have died,
literally, if I had stayed where I was!! I have another
friend who isn't afraid to say what's on his mind, should he
decide I need another angle. I also have a best Girlfriend
who is closer to me than a Sister. She would stick by me,
through thick and thin, and say anything to me, and if it
hurts, she has her reasons. She hasn't had to say anything
hurtful to me for a long time, and the last time, I had it
coming. These types of friends are in your life for a
reason. They're there to help you along your path, when you
should stumble a bit, and they help you up, the best way
they know how. They know you inside and out, and know the
right things to say, and when they should say them. You had
an interesting post today, and I enjoyed it!!

Re: Billionaire Blend (10:14am August 27, 2014):

Congratulations on making the top 10 list for the 3rd week in
a row!! I read it in your "Coffeehouse Newsletter," and
couldn't be happier for you and your Husband!! The next step
is to the top!!

Re: Heroes Are My Weakness (9:46am August 27, 2014):

This is exactly the type of book I've been looking for to
start out my Fall reading with!! Congratulations on what I
know will be an instant hit!! You're at the top of my TBR
list!!

Re: Billionaire Blend (11:46am August 25, 2014):

I have wanted to read Billionaire Blend for the longest
time!! I had it written down on my TBR list, then my Father
got sick, and with everything else going on in my life, I
had to drop everything, and take care of matters at hand.
My Father passed away in late April, and I'm still not over
the shock, but am trying to get on with things. I have,
once again, put your book on my TBR list, and I can start
where it all began. I love when you come to Fresh Fiction,
to not only talk about your books, but to look at your
colorful covers, and to remind people like me, that I better
get on the bandwagon, and start reading your books!!

Re: An Angel in the Mail (12:31pm August 22, 2014):

That's a great sale, and it sounds like a wonderful book!!
The cover took my breath away!! Whomever did your cover is to
be commended. The artwork is beautiful!! Congratulations on
your book!!

Re: Saving Gracie (12:25pm August 22, 2014):

Having health issues myself, and learning how to live with a
new "normal," my life has become overwhelmed on a daily
basis. Since I'm now accustomed to it, I now take the day
doing baby steps, since anything more than that sets my
health back, sometimes to the point where I become
bedridden. Once I wake up, and get out of bed, I only do
what I feel I am capable of doing for the day, and no more
than that. There are occasions where I have a burst of
energy, and will push myself a little more, but I have
learned my limitations, and try to reserve that energy for
special things that I can enjoy with my Husband. It isn't
fair to him if I use that energy on things that only I can
enjoy and leave him out of the equation. I'm sure that you
can understand that. Since you have a health situation
yourself, I will keep you in my prayers, and I hope that it
not only isn't serious, but that things get resolved for
you, so that you can continue your writing, and can raise
those 2 little sweethearts the way you had intended.
They're at that age where they need a Mommy that's well, and
can do fun things with them. If your health issues are a
little more serious, you'll find a new "normal" like I had
to do, and will still find a way to have fun with those
sweeties!! God Bless You!!

Re: Thief of Glory (12:12pm August 22, 2014):

I am so thankful that you are keeping History alive by
telling the story about what your Father endured during
WWII. My Father passed away in April, and unfortunately,
took his secrets with him to the grave. He was in the Army
in WWII, and sent Morse Code messages to the troops while in
France, and almost got killed in the process. Whatever he
did earner him a Silver Star, and I wish that he would have
opened up to me about his story. All I know was that he was
visited by General Patton during the war. Since I don't
know much about what my Dad did, I try to read as many books
as I can about the war, so I can get a better understanding
about what they went through. You are so fortunate that
your Father finally opened up, and that you were able to
share that story with us. Thank you again, and this book is
definately on my TBR list!!

Re: Flight of the Golden Harpy (11:48am August 21, 2014):

Because you have so many elements to your book, it's hard to
pinpoint your genre. I can see where they would have
trouble trying to put you in the right category, but the way
I would do it is to label it in the category that stands out
the most. I hope that makes sense. Nonetheless, it sounds
like quite the ride, and I would love to read it, to see
what your writing is all about. I think I've seen your book
posted somewhere before, but didn't know exactly what it was
about. Now that I do, you have peaked my interest. Thank
you for coming to Fresh Fiction, and for taking a stab, and
making a very interesting post. Don't be a stranger, and
continue to write your books - those that confuse the
Editors, and I'm sure will have the readers clamoring for
more!!

Re: No Place to Hide (11:26am August 20, 2014):

As a rule, I don't eavesdrop on private conversations, just
as I don't expect people to eavesdrop on mine. I would,
however, love to read your book, since it sounds like it
would make for a great read to usher in the Fall with!! It
sounds like it has a little bit of everything in it, and
that is something that's right up my alley!!
Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: His Every Need (11:19am August 20, 2014):

Your book sounds like a lot of typical men, when you get
right down to it, or at least a lot of the men that I had
come across. Perhaps I had looked in the wrong places, but
they seemed to be more isolated, but not necessarily
selfish. Anyway, I am looking forward to reading your take
on Beauty and the Brit, and to see how the story unfolds.
The cover is very tastefully done, and I congratulate you on
your book!!

Re: No In Between (11:09am August 20, 2014):

I keep kicking myself because I've wanted to read your
series from the beginning. The problem is that I've
overextended myself, and now that my Father has passed away,
it's complicated my life at the moment. I plan on reading
the entire series, from book one, one way or another,
because there was something about the way your described the
books that really grabbed me!! I have you on my TBR list,
and plan on reading as soon as things calm down here.
Congratulations on having the TV contract!!

Re: Breathing Room (1:16pm August 19, 2014):

I loved the posting, and as for the book - I sat there with
my mouth open!! This is going to be one heck of a ride,
once the cover is flipped open, and you start reading!! I
plan on keeping a block of time, just for me, so I can sit
and absorb the full impact of this book, because I can just
sense how good it's going to be!! I know that Susan's book
is going to be just as good!! There's one problem. With
Susan's book, you'll need something cool handy, so that you
can cool off, so a cool drink is definately in order. Your
book will make for great Fall reading, which means a warm
beverage. I suppose I'll have to just read them back-to-
back. What a trip that will be!! Thank you again for a
great posting!!

Re: Convicted (11:09am August 19, 2014):

Women are a bit complex. They have that hidden "bad girl"
side that they keep hidden, and when the time is right, they
pull out the books, and read them. I was also raised to be
a "good girl." When I reached a certain age (won't reveal
it), I decided that I earned the right to open my mouth a
little more, so I did. I'm not vulgar now, but I don't take
as much from people as I used to. I'm a bit more outspoken
than I used to be, without being nasty. Reading your book
would be interesting, because I could probably get some
extra pointers. If my Mother was still alive, and I wrote
books like yours, I wouldn't let her read them, either.
What I would consider is writing another series that was on
the clean side, too, and let her read those. That way you
can be happy, and she would be happy, because she had
something to read and show friends and family.

Re: Taken In (10:59am August 19, 2014):

This book sounds like a real hoot, and I'm looking forward
to reading it!! I'm sorry that I haven't heard of this
series before now, and it looks like I have a little bit of
catching up to do!! The cover to your book is outstanding,
and if this is #9 of the series, I'm sure the story will be
outstanding, too!! Congratulations!!

Re: Keeping Mr. Right Now (10:49am August 19, 2014):

My pick, off the top of my head, considering the fact that I
really don't watch many movies, would have to be Robert
Downey Jr.!! That doesn't mean that we would get much
surfing in, but I'd be all for rolling around on the sand,
or just strolling along the beach with him!! I really
enjoyed your posting today, and found it to be insightful,
and the type of posting that makes you stop and think a
little bit. I'm looking forward to reading your book, and
am sure I'll find it to be an excellent read. Thank you
again for a great posting!!

Re: Shear Trouble (10:28am August 19, 2014):

I'm also a firm believer in lists, but do mine a little
differently. I used to think that being on dial-up is a
curse, but it's turned out to be a blessing!! My list is
always written out in long-hand, for starters. Because I
volunteered to teach a knitting class once a week, I have my
knitting nearby, so that when a page is loading, I can get a
few stitches knitted on the project that I'm working on. I
also keep an open book handy at my side for the same reason.
When I finish, I always have a review of the book in my
head, so I can write it down on the site needed. As for
things I need to do, if a page is taking a while to load, I
can start on one of my easier projects that are nearby, so
that I can keep an eye on the computer from time to time.
Once in a while, I'll try one of the harder projects. It's
always nice too see one of them marked off'' Since I'm
always used to multi-tasking anyway, I try not to let these
chores bother me, and I also try to beg my Husband nicely
when I see him sittin in his chair, reading a book. That's
when I start to come unglued a little, because I don't want
to carry the burden myself!! I'm anxious to read your
latest book, because the characters, the setting, and the
story line, are things that interest me a great deal. This
would make a great Fall read for me!! I'm sure I'd enjoy
it, since we seem to think alike!! Congratulations!!

Re: Let's Get Lost (10:12am August 19, 2014):

There is a way of seizing the day, without being reckless
about it. You can wake up early one morning, watching the
sun rise, and decide that you're going to tackle a project
that you've been putting off, while enjoying that first cup
of coffee. Then as the day unfolds, you have your first
project under your belt, and you feel empowered, ready to
take on whatever the day throws at you!! You can "caress,"
as you put it, the rest of your day, or you can take the
bull by the horns, and continue on with some projects, or
just do something a little exciting or out of the ordinary.
This helps you to grow as a person, and might even get you
to start a new routine. I can't wait to read your book, so
I can compare how my feelings compare with yours, and how
your feelings play out. It's wonderful that we both have
the freedom to disagree. I found your posting to be quite
interesting and enjoyable.

Re: Poison (9:15am August 16, 2014):

It's always interesting to read the background of the books
the Authors write. It makes these books a little more
special as you read them!! In this instance, knowing that
information should make your book quite an interesting read,
and I'm looking forward to reading your book, since I'm not
familiar with your writing yet. Congratulations on your
latest book!!

Re: Bones and Roses (12:34pm August 15, 2014):

I congratulate you for taking the plunge, and going into
Indie publishing. I also want to thank you for breaking
everything down for those of us who were not aware of what
it was, and what was involved. I've been on websites, where
books were shown, and some of them were listed as Indie
published. I had no idea what they were talking about, so I
passed them up, and may have passed up a really good read!!
Knowing your background, I will be sure to look for your
books, not only now, but in the future. To me, things may
have been going digital, but you can't beat holding the real
thing in your hands, instead of a machine!! Best of luck to
you!!

Re: Mission To Murder (12:13pm August 15, 2014):

There is a place a little over an hour away that I love to
visit. It has a lot of small towns nestled nearby, and
there are plenty of piers to visit, as well as beaches, a
lighthouse, small shops, and just places to kick back and
relax!! The main thing for me is taking a drive for the
day, to get away from everything and relaxing. I don't need
to shop, other than to get a cup of coffee, and sit out by
the pier, or walk on the beach and people-watch with my
Husband. It does wonders for your psyche, and it was the
place that I had wanted to move to, but never worked out -
at least so far. For now, I'm happy where I am, but still
love it up there. It's really away from everyone!!

Re: All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes (12:01pm August 15, 2014):

After reading your posting, I not only understand why you
write, but I could also feel the emotion coming from the
words that you wrote!! You put a lot of heart and soul into
your books - that's obvious by what was posted, so it
appears you have picked up a new reader, who is going to
pick up one of your books, to find out a bit more on your
writing. I love to read good Romance novels, and when they
can touch your heart, as you claim your books do, the Author
has done their job, and you have a reader for life!! Thank
you for a wonderful posting, and congratulations on what I'm
sure is going to be a big seller!!

Re: Ain't She Sweet? (11:48am August 15, 2014):

I really enjoyed reading your posting, and your analysis of
Sugar Beth. I am currently dealing with a Sugar Beth in
real life, and my life is anything but pleasant. For now,
the best thing I can do is ignore her, although I need to
have a bit of contact with her every few days. Afterward,
my nerves have had it, and I am unable to eat for days!! I
truly believe what you've said about Sugar Beth, because I
can draw parallels between the character, as well as the
person I'm dealing with, but I will not stoop to another
persons' level, especially hers' when dealing with important
issues. It sounds vague, but I can't get into specifics.
Yes, we have all made sins, but some people, in this case
older than I am, will continue to make them, yet try to drag
you in their fray. Thank you for your insight!!

Re: The Lady and the Officer (11:35am August 15, 2014):

I truly enjoyed your posting this morning, and I know that
I'm going to enjoy your book as well!! Thank you so much
for keeping this part of History alive for future
generations. This is part of what shaped America in its'
infancy, and kids today don't realize that Women played a
role in it, too!! The cover to your book is outstanding as
well, and as long as you keep writing Historical books, I'll
be reading them. Once again, I Thank You!!

Re: The Irresistible Miss Peppiwell (9:02am August 14, 2014):

I'm only familiar with a handful of these titles. If you're
interested in reading books of this genre, and want one to
add to your list, perhaps you might want to read: Trust a
New Beginning by Cristiane Serruya. I just finished reading
her book, and it has to be the hottest book I've read to
date!! I'm looking forward to reading your books, so that I
can get familiar with your writing, as well. I would love
to be able to "name drop" about your books!!

Re: Across the Line (8:50am August 14, 2014):

With hockey players, their pranks are a great way for them
to let off some steam, as well as do their initiations!!
That was a great excerpt, and I'm looking forward to reading
your books!! It sort of reminds me of the movie Slapstick -
revisited!! Congratulations on your book, and growing up
learning to love hockey through my Dad, I know I'll love
your books!!

Re: The Traitor (8:26am August 14, 2014):

Pardon my expression, but your posting today was so deep,
and the excerpt so moving, that I can't wait to read your
book!! Everything about it is screaming at me, and I can't
wait to find out how the story plays out!! Consider this
one to be another feather in your cap - if not the largest
one!! Congratulations!! The cover is stunning, too!!

Re: Safe Haven (8:14am August 14, 2014):

The book that you've written is one which really interests
me. Although the date is much later, my Grandparents came
over to this Country in the late 1800's, early 1900's, but
landed at Ellis Island, so any story having to do with
immigrants coming to this country, and what they had to go
through, peaks my interest. Thank you for keeping that part
of History alive!! I love the cover to your book as well,
and it's going to make for a great Fall book!! This is
definately on my TBR list!!

Re: Death By Devil's Breath (10:06am August 13, 2014):

I have never been to Vegas, although at one time I really
wanted to go there. As I'm getting older, the urge is
slowly waning, although if given the chance, I wouldn't pass
it up. You make it sound even more exhillarating than I
would have guessed!! Your book sounds like quite the
mystery, with a little bit of fun thrown in, and I wouldn't
miss this ride for the world!! The cover to your book is so
colorful, and very well-illustrated, too!! Congratulations
on what I'm sure will be a great addition to the series!!

Re: Enticing Miss Eugenie Villaret (9:55am August 13, 2014):

I believe that everyone gets a "gut feeling," myself
included. Mine have been pretty accurate, although I can
usually sense when something bad is going to happen. As for
your book, it's something that I'm truly looking forward to
reading this Fall!! The cover took my breath away, and any
Lady wearing a purple gown scores extra points in my book!!
Congratulations on what I'm sure will be a big hit!! Not
everyone can write a Romance story taking place in St.
Thomas!! I can picture myself with my toes in the sand as
we speak!!

Re: Tempting Her Best Friend (9:42am August 13, 2014):

Congratulations on your latest book!! The title sounds very
interesting, and I'm looking forward to reading it. The
cover is sexy-cute as well, and that has my interest peaked
even more!! I'm sure the story has to have its' share of
excitement to it, for you to have the kudos it does on the
cover!! Congratulations again!!

Re: Hero Of A Highland Wolf (9:30am August 13, 2014):

I probably would have stopped and stared for a minute, as
she did, but then I would have started to walk up to the
group to find out who was in charge to introduce myself,
then turn around and enter the castle and fix them something
cold to drink!! Your book sounds quite interesting and
would make the perfect read to usher in the Fall!!
Congratulations!!

Re: Ain't She Sweet? (9:16am August 13, 2014):

I alredy know this book is going to be good, but there are
personal reasons why I can't wait to read it!! This book is
going to have to go on my TBR list - at the top, or very
near it. The synopsis sounds so good, and I can't wait to
read your book, to find out how the story line plays out!!
Congratulations on another hit!!

Re: Well Read, Then Dead (10:55am August 11, 2014):

This sounds like quite an interesting read, since I've never
been to Florida. I've seen plenty of photos, and you do a
wonderful job of explaining that area. I'm sure that you'll
do a great job of transporting me there as well, once I
start reading your book, as well, so I'll have no problem
reading your book!! Once the chill of Fall starts here up
North, I'll need a book like this to keep me warm, along
with a cup of cocoa!! I love the setting as well as the
cover!! Great job, and great posting today!! Thank you so
much for coming here to Fresh Fiction!!

Re: Murder In The Mystery Suite (10:34am August 11, 2014):

It sounds like a wonderful place!! The amazing thing is
that when you can get away from it all, and just put your
feet up to unwind, your thoughts just tend to wander!! Your
book sounds like just the ticket I should have in my hands
to round out my Summer with!! I love the characters that
you chose, and can't wait to find out how the story line
plays out!! Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be
a real hit!! Even the cover is beautiful and mysterious at
the same time!!

Re: Book Fair and Foul (10:25am August 11, 2014):

Unfortunately, my plate is so full, that I don't have the
time to get into book clubs. I know that they have one at
our local library, but from what I've heard, not all of
their choices of books to read have been very good. I
already do volunteer work there once a week, teaching a
knitting class, on top of helping my Husband manage the
apartments where we live. There are also other things going
on in my life, so I fit in my reading during the quiet
times, and love to go to book sales, finding those elusive
gems that got away!! I can't wait to read your book, and
think the cover is exquisite!! Congratulations!!

Re: Queen of Hearts (10:04am August 11, 2014):

This sounds like such a wonderful book, and I just loved
reading your posting today!! It's truly sad that the
Hollywood of old (glitz and glamour) doesn't exist anymore.
I can do without its' dark side, but then again, it would
give the Authors nothing to write about!! Congratulations
on what I'm sure will be a big hit!!

Re: One Night of Sin (11:41am August 10, 2014):

There is a book that I'm in the process of reading. It's
not my normal genre, but I think you might enjoy it. The
name of the book is - Trust A New Beginning by Cristianne
Serruya. I have to say that I have never read a more
smokin' hot book in my life than this, and have had a hard
time putting it down!! Normally, I'm not one to recommend a
book to an Author, of all people, but since you asked about
books, perhaps you would enjoy this one!! I truly hope you
enjoy her writing. She's a Lawyer who lives in Brazil, and
it's my first experience with her writing.

Re: Hearts Afire (1:04pm August 8, 2014):

Let me start out by saying that the cover to your book is
absolutely stunning!! I am so glad that you took on the
daunting task of keeping History alive through your
writing!! I, for one, truly enjoy reading these books, and
learning facts that I never learned about while I was in
school, because there was only so much that they could teach
you in History class. These books are so important for not
only adults to read, but for impressionable teens, who are
near the age of consent, to know how things were back when
our Country was young, and going through some adjustments.
I am looking forward to reading your book, probably in the
early Fall, so I can inhale every last word, and relive the
heartache that these brave men went through for our freedom.
A million thank yous for your contribution to literature!!

Re: One Bite Per Night (12:50pm August 8, 2014):

I'm not one for movies, unfortunately, because my life is a
bit busy at the moment, but a classic that I remember from
years ago is - Love at First Bite. George Hamilton starred
in it, and I don't remember who else was in the cast, but it
was a humorous and a bit of a romantic film. I use the word
romantic loosely. I love the cover of your book, and would
love to read it, even though it's not my normal genre.
There's something about your postings that just urge me to
want to try your books. You have that fun, quirky, side, to
such a deep genre for your chosen writings. Congratulations
on your book!! I'm sure you have a great following!!

Re: The Incredible Charlotte Sycamore (12:40pm August 8, 2014):

Because I have a couple of dear friends who live in England,
I've had this strong attachment to reading any books that
have to do with Britain. It didn't take their friendship to
be drawn to these books, because the attachment has always
been there. The friendship just makes these books more
meaningful. Your book sounds like a wonderful read, as well
as a bit of a History lesson, rolled into one book, and I'm
really itching to get my hands on a copy!! The cover is
beautifully done as well!! Congratulations on your book,
and I'm sure it will do well, since there are other people
out there who share the same love of Britain, as well as the
Monarchy, like I do!!

Re: Strand of Deception (12:28pm August 8, 2014):

What if a family's dog, named "Digger," dug up part of a
body, that another member of the family thought they could
get away with burying, after commiting a murder? We all
know how this story ends. Your book sounds quite
interesting, and I enjoy reading medical thrillers. I
haven't read one in quite a while, so this book will top off
my Summer reading quite nicely. Congratulations on your
book!!

Re: The Highlander's Bride Trouble (12:19pm August 8, 2014):

Because I'm on dial-up, it took me a long time to get the
photo of you downloaded!! Being an animal lover, I had to
see the photo of you, because my closest friend has 3
parrots, and I'm not sure if she knows about the way you
transport Ginger. I love her photo. She's gorgeous!! Your
book sounds like it's going to be a wonderful page-turner,
and I'm looking forward to reading it!! The cover is
beautifully done, too!! Congratulations!!

Re: Two Week Seduction (9:29am August 6, 2014):

I always love your columns, but this one was especially
cute. It made me laugh in spots, which I knew was your
goal, and in other spots, I could feel the love you have for
your Daughter, since you're starting to get a bit
sentimental. Your speech should be a big hit, and I can't
wait to hear about the big day!!

Re: Secrets and Sins: Chayot (9:56am August 5, 2014):

To date, I've stayed away from those books - not because I'm
a prude, but because the luck I've had with them haven't
been good. The love scenes in the books I've picked have
been written so primally, that instead of having me get into
the book more, they make me break out in laughter instead!!
The description in itself, along with the dialogue is so
dumb, it sounds like a 2-year-old wrote it!! Currently, I
am reading a book named Trust: A New Beginning by Cristianne
Serruya. I'm only partially through it, and have come
across a pretty smokin' hot sex scene, if I may say so
myself, and I'm pretty picky!! So here's a book for you to
look through, if you would care to, since you asked. I'll
have to give yours a try as well.

Re: The Counterfeit Lady (9:45am August 5, 2014):

This sounds like a wonderful read, and will be the perfect
way to end the Summer, or start my Fall reading!! I love to
read about the British, and you have a terrific story line
in your book!! All of the elements are there. The simple
life, as well as the upper crust, and I can't wait to find
out how you put all the elements together!! Congratulations
on your book, and I'm sure it's going to do well!!

Re: Flame (11:50am August 1, 2014):

Your posting really moved me, and made me stop and think. I
am looking forward to reading your book so much, and am
saving it for my Fall reading, on my TBR list, should I be
so fortunate as to read it. The reason why is because this
is a book that should be slowly read and savored. You have
put a message in the book, and want the reader to think
while they are reading. I plan on taking my time, and not
breezing through the book, even though this isn't my normal
genre. You caught my attention with your posting, and
definately caught my attention with this book!!
Congratulations!!

Re: So I Married a Werewolf (11:18am August 1, 2014):

The plot to your book is so strange that it pulls you to
want to read it!! I mean strange in a good way, of course!!
This is not my normal genre, but after reading your posting,
I can actually feel the passion that you feel for this book,
and it makes me want to read it all the more!! I'm really
looking forward to rounding out my Summer with this book,
and to get to know your writing a little better.
Congratulations on what I'm sure will be a big hit!!

Re: Night Child (11:08am August 1, 2014):

I don't own an e-reader, so the thought never crossed my
mind. As far as books go, my reading, as far as my moods go
all over the place, so I like to switch genres. When I
finish one book, I'll completely switch to a different
genre, going from a Romance, for example, to something
either a little lighthearted or a Mystery, depending upon my
mood. If I did own an e-reader, and really liked the Author
a lot, I would probably download all of their books, so that
I could read their books when I'm in the mood for them.

Re: The Tenth Chamber (10:28am July 31, 2014):

Congratulations on your book!! I'm sure that as time goes
on, your skin is going to get a little bit tougher, although
even though you put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into
each book, having to read something a bit hateful about
something you've worked so hard on has to be hard. I
suppose that's why I haven't had the guts to write the book
that I've had inside of me all these years. It takes a bit
of a cast iron stomach, and I just can't go through the
rejections that go along with it right now. There is too
much going on in my own life. For now, I'll just sit back
and enjoy reading these wonderful pieces of work that you
talented Artists put out. Congratulations again, and may
you have a long career ahead of you!!

Re: Her Secret, His Surprise (9:29am July 31, 2014):

Your picture looks like great fun, and it's such a joy to
have such wonderful friends - be it family or not!! I,
myself, have a Girlfriend who is closer to me than my own
Sisters, and I cherish her more than the world!! I also
have a dear male Friend who is like a Brother to me, and a
great confidante. I have other Friends as well, but these
two in particular have been near and dear to my heart for
years. I cherish my other Friends as well, and wouldn't
trade them for the world. Some of them have been my Friend
since Grade School, and some a little later than that, but
we've been through a lot together. I enjoyed reading your
posting today, and am sure I will enjoy reading your book,
as well as the books of your Friends. You sound like you
would be a fun person to be around, and the photo proves
it!! Congratulations on your book!!!

Re: Breathing Room (10:20am July 30, 2014):

I'm a little behind on my reading, and haven't had the
pleasure of reading either book, but they are on my TBR
list!! My list is quite long at this point, but after the
death of my Father in April, teaching a knitting and crochet
class once a week as a volunteer, and my duties at home as a
Manager with my Husband where we live at our apartment
complex, time has been hard to come by as of late. I can't
wait to get to your latest book especially, because your
synopsis sounds like something that will be right up my
alley!! Congratulations on your latest book, which I know
will fly right off the shelves!!

Re: Catnapped! (9:29am July 29, 2014):

I have 2 of my own furbabies - each one with their own
personality and colors, even though they came from the same
litter. I've had them from the moment of their birth, when
their Mother gave birth at my feet!! Having such a bond,
makes your books that much more special, and I don't know
why I haven't heard about your books before!! It seems like
I have some catching up to do!! Your latest book sounds
like the purrfect read to wrap up the Summer with, and I'll
have to do some catching up with your prior books as well.
Congratulations on your latest book, as well as with your
awards!! That should make it all the more special!!

Re: The Psalmist (11:23am July 23, 2014):

I think that the setting is so important to a book!! It
will either make or break it. If the person reading the
book can be transported to the setting of the story, and
they can imagine themselves in the plot, the Author has done
his job. Sometimes the setting isn't pretty, but that's the
readers' preference. In most cases, I prefer to read books
where the setting is in a beautiful place, since I have to
deal with a lot of stress in my personal life, and need
something of that caliber to relax me. Whether or not the
story itself is relaxing or not is another story. That
would depend on my mood at the time. You're very observant
to tend to a detail like that, and I'm looking forward to
reading your book!! Congratulations!!

Re: Betrayed (11:10am July 23, 2014):

Your latest book sounds like a real page-turner, and just
the type of book I'd need to put on my TBR list to round out
my Summer!! I don't know where you've been all this time,
but I'm so glad that you came here today, to tell us about
your latest book, so that I can read your latest book, and
hopefully look for other books of yours as well. You sound
like the type of Author that I'm looking for, as far as my
reading goes. I go a little over the map with choices, but
your books will fill part of my void. Congratulations on
your latest book!!

Re: In Your Corner (11:01am July 23, 2014):

It's funny how our Fathers can steer our way of thinking
through sports, in a way. When I was growing up, it was
hockey and football - mostly hockey. Martial arts was not
even a blip on the map during that time, so I suppose that's
why I always had a love of anything to do with figure
skating in all its' forms, and all ice sports. I always
loved hockey, too, but never was a real big fan of football,
because I didn't watch a lot of games with my Dad. As for
your book, even though you said it doesn't have a lot to do
with Martial Arts, that's not my normal genre, but I'm
willing to give your book a chance, and find out a little
more about your writing in the process.

Re: Ready to Wed (10:51am July 23, 2014):

My Husband named our one dog Bandit, because she was a
Dalmatian mix, with black spots around both eyes. As for
other animals, mainly cats, I watch their mannerisms, and
try to come up with a name that way. My current cats are
named Sugar Ray and Gizmo. Sugar Ray was named Sugar
originally by our Landlords' Wife, and I added the Ray, when
we found out our mostly white cat was a male. I picked out
Gizmo, because this cat is just "all over the place, and
into everything." At the time, we had 8 kittens to name,
along with the 2 mama cats, so you can imagine what we were
up against. For reasons known only to my Husband and I, the
names were Callie, Mia, Luke, and the others aren't coming
to me this morning. It was a while ago, and unfortunately,
we had to give them to a no-kill adoption shelter. We live
in a small apartment, and were only able to keep 2 of them,
which was a hard decision to make. Naming pets is a bit
hard to do, and I think it's a bit harder to do when you get
a dog, because when you have to call out their name, you
don't want to sound stupid. I never would have thought of
the name Cupid, but it fits the story line of your book, and
I'm looking forward to reading your book!!

Re: Nine Years Gone (8:55am July 22, 2014):

I don't have children, but have taken care of my Nieces when
they were babies in church and at other functions. At all
of these times, I never feared the worst. I only looked at
their faces, crying, laughing or sleeping, and just enjoyed
these little ones. Babies will have accidents, but you
won't enjoy them, if you sit there, and worry if they're
going to make a faux pas every time you put them in a social
situation. Just enjoy your Son, as I hope to enjoy reading
your book!! It sounds like a real page-turner, and I'm
looking forward to ending my Summer, reading your book!!

Re: The Captive (11:48am July 18, 2014):

This sounds like such a wonderful book to whisk me away -
right in the middle of Summer, too!! The cover is
breathtaking, and I can't wait to find out how the story
unfolds!! I wish I had a copy in front of me right now!!
I'd spend the afternoon, out on my deck, with your book in
one hand, and some iced tea in the other, with not a care in
the world!! My Husband would have to fend for himself!!
lol Have a great weekend!!

Re: Accidentally Married on Purpose (11:38am July 18, 2014):

This would probably date me, but I remember having a crush
on Paul McCarney when he was with the Beatles, and also with
one of the Monkees, but I won't say which one!! I'm looking
forward to reading your book, because it's going to take me
back in time, and take me forward as well. It'll be a kind
of culture shock of sorts, but a fun one!! Congratulations
on your book!!

Re: The Longest Night (7:59am July 16, 2014):

Because I live in an area where I'm semi-secluded, I can
relate to your Heroine. This past Winter was a real killer,
between the cold weather, and the snow!! It was a good
thing that we had enough food on hand, so that we didn't
have to venture out anywhere, because it would have been a
nightmare!! Anyway, your book sounds like it has an
interesting plot, and I'm curious to find out how it plays
out. I know I'll be able to relate to it!! The cover is
very well done, too!! Congratulations!!

Re: How To Lose A Lord in Ten Days or Less (7:44am July 16, 2014):

I love to knit and crochet items for other people. I also
read, do crossword puzzles, love to cook, and am always
dabbling in new crafts, as well as others I haven't done in
a while. I also teach a knitting class one day a week.
It's hard for me to put a finger on just one hobby, when I
have interests that are all over the map, but I suppose my
needlework would have to be at the top of the list. Your
posting made me smile, and I can totally relate to it. I
also enjoyed your excerpt, and can't wait to read the rest
of the book!!

Re: Engaged In Murder (9:55am July 14, 2014):

Personally, I find the plot you posted to be a bit much to
believe, but I suppose that I would read it to see how it
would play out. I'm sure that the book being shown when I
downloaded your page today isn't the same book. I love the
cover to that book, and would like to see what that book is
all about. The title sounds interesting, and I'm sure you
did a lot of work to keep the reader caught up in the
story!!

Re: The Heart's Game (12:40pm July 10, 2014):

I'm proud to say that I'm not a geek!! There are things
that I've chosen to learn about instead, and now volunteer
my time to teach others about. I do, however, know a little
about it, because my Husband is a bit of a geek, and
mentions things to me. It's a strange place to be in, I
must admit, and I prefer to be in my world, than in the
geekdom!!

Re: Worth the Trade (12:25pm July 10, 2014):

When I was able to get the games on TV, I was the biggest
hockey fan!! I would watch every game on TV, and wore tee
shirts with my team on them, along with sweatshirts, when
the weather got cold. Since my Husband isn't a sports' fan,
he did manage to get tickets to a game, which I didn't see
live in years!! After the game, he still wasn't converted,
but I was overjoyed!! I was the same way with College
football, and other sports, but now where I live, I'm unable
to pick up sports at all. It's funny, but when you can't
get the games on TV (listening to them on the radio isn't
the same), you start to lose interest in it altogether.
I've been away from the games for 7 years now, and in the
beginning it was hard. If there was one on TV now at
someone's house, I would surely watch it, but I don't miss
it, and my life is so busy, that I really don't have the
time to watch the games. I can understand your love for
sports, though, and admire you for your love of your
favorite teams!!

Re: Firewall (12:09pm July 10, 2014):

Knowing how successful you are as a writer, the information is
priceless!! It's something I'll have to remember, should I
decide to write the book that everyone has been pushing me to
write for years!! The acronym I have been living by is FEAR!!

Re: Going Down in Flames (12:00pm July 10, 2014):

I didn't think that I would give this book a second thought,
but after reading your thoughts on it, along with a bit of
humor, I decided that I would really like to give this book
a try. Dragons have never been on my list of books to read,
but that slight bit of humor that you added, was just the
right touch to give an edge to your book!! Thank you for
making me a possible reader of your books!!

Re: Vampire Trouble (11:53am July 10, 2014):

This is not my normal genre of book to read, but the excerpt
that you chose was one that peaked my interest. I just might
give your book a try. I'd like to see how the plot plays out.

Re: Mirror X (11:43am July 10, 2014):

Where I live, I'm unable to get cable tv, and I suppose it's
a blessing. I belong to the group that believes that
climate change is a myth, and won't use this blog as a forum
as to why. It sounds like your book has some validity to
it, and I would be interested in reading it, just to find
out how your story unfolds.

Re: Rebel (11:31am July 10, 2014):

I really haven't gotten into this genre, and after reading
your posting, it's understandable why. Some of what you've
written today I have a hard time getting my head around.
Other things you've written in your posting, I might read,
because they sound a little interesting. To me, I really
believe that sci-fi is geared more to the guys than it is to
women. Even if you throw a little romance to the mix, it
doesn't change the genre. I guess I'd have to glance at a
book and see for myself. I don't mean to be a "negative
Nancy." Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I
just find this to be a little far-fetched. You have quite
the imagination to write these books, and for that I take my
hat off to you!!

Re: Expecting (10:58am July 9, 2014):

I'm sorry that you had to go through your miscarriages, but
I'm also happy that you were able to carry your Son through
to term!! As you stated, you also have a wonderful Daughter
through adoption, which wouldn't have taken place, were it
not for the loss of those 2 babies. Due to health problems,
my Doctor informed me that I was not able to have children,
and not to get pregnant, because of the amount of
medications I needed to take, and other reasons. Throughout
my life, I went through private pity parties, because I
always wanted to have a lot of children, but also felt
relief at times, because of other reasons. Now that I'm
older, I still have those same feelings at times, knowing
that I could have been a Grandmother now. Yes, I could have
adopted, but I was going through a lot of problems with my
health, and my Husband would have been saddled with a lot of
the raising of the kids, which wouldn't be fair. Be
thankful for the kids you have, and Thank God for your
blessings!!

Re: Never Coming Back (10:49am July 9, 2014):

My tastes in books tend to be all over the map lately, but
your posting really made me stop and take pause. I found
you to be quite interesting, and to put so much thought into
your book, that I'm sure it would be one that I would put on
my TBR list!! The plot sounds like a real page-turner, and
I'm sure that I would really enjoy it. Whoever did the
cover of your book, did a great job!! I love the mysterious
look of the cover. Congratulations on your book, and I'm
sure it's going to do well!!

Re: Perfected (12:02pm July 8, 2014):

I've never sat and really thought about the faults of a
character before. I usually think about their good
qualities, and what makes them interesting. For faults I
would probably say a quick temper or quick to judge others
without having all of the information. I would also have to
say a two-faced character. I've met too many people like
that in real life, and hate reading about them, too!! I
don't like characters who aren't sincere. If they say
they're going to do something, they should come through!! I
also don't like characters that don't like animals. I
believe that a pet always adds an interesting slant to a
story, or a great pause, when one is needed. If I thought
long enough, I'm sure that I could think of plenty. As for
neatness, I'm not a neat freak, although I try to be as
organized as I can. When company comes over, I don't want
them coming with white gloves on. I want them to see that
my house is lived in, and to make themselves at home!! You
are normal, like everyone else, and have a few interesting
things about you, that make you loved in your own way. The
good thing is that you don't have anything negative about
you that make people turn away from you, so there's no need
for you to worry so much!! I'm really looking forward to
reading your book. I think it's an interesting plot, and
I'm curious to see how it plays out. Congratulations!!

Re: Then Came You (8:39am July 4, 2014):

This sounds like a book to die for!! I loved the posting,
love the cover, and I KNOW I'll love the book!! Thank you for
the run-down on the main Characters!! Have a Happy
Independance Day!! You're already on my TBR list!!

Re: Shenandoah Dreams (8:32am July 4, 2014):

If I woke in a strange place, it would depend on the place,
I suppose. If it was really interesting, I would probably
check it out a bit, to see where I was. If it was a scary
place, I would try to get out of there as fast as I could!!
That would be my shortest explanation!! Your book sounds
like a real page-turner, and the perfect Summer read!! I
can't wait to get my hands on a copy, so I can find out how
the story unfolds!! I feel the way you do as far as being
careful as to what I watch before I go to bed, but I carry
it a bit further. I also watch what I eat before I go to
bed, to make sure I don't have any nightmares!! Certain
heavy foods will bring on weird dreams!! I enjoyed your
posting immensely, and love the cover to your book, too!!
Congratulations!!

Re: A Perfect Trade (10:55am July 3, 2014):

The first time I laid eyes on the man that I married, I knew
that was going to be our destiny. The sad part was that he
didn't know my true feelings, and we went our separate ways
for a few years. All of those years, I still held a torch
for him, and through a mutual friend, who ran into him, we
got back together. When he proposed to me, I was over the
moon!! We've been together now for 31 years, so even though
I can never bring back the years we missed, it gave me a
chance to not only grow up a bit, but also to grow as a
person. It was for the best that way, I suppose, and I
think he learned to appreciate me that much more, too!!
Since I'm a lover at heart, I have to believe in love in all forms - be it first love, second love, but after that, I
tend to question it a little!! lol Have a great week!! I
know your book is going to be great!!

Re: A Doctor for Keeps (12:03pm July 2, 2014):

When I'm in a store, if I happen to spot someone I know,
I'll usually go out of my way to avoid them, due to the fact
that I don't go out often, and have a million other things
to do while I'm out. I have a limited amount of time while
I'm out, and usually hate getting tied up talking with
someone, when I could be finishing up my errands -
especially in town. If someone happens to stop me to talk,
I'll humor them, so to speak, but I try to keep the
conversation as short as possible, so that I can get back to
what I was doing. My Husband is starting to be the same way
I am!! I love reading books having to do with Doctors, and
the medical profession in general, so I'm looking forward to
reading your series!! The cover is well-done, and I'm
thrilled that you didn't cut off the heads of the people on
the cover, as so many Authors have started to do, which to
me is a turn-off!! Congratulations on your series!! I'm
sure it will do well!!

Re: Gimme Some Sugar (11:44am July 2, 2014):

I think that titles can be catchy to a degree, but the cover
is the first thing that the eye seems to go to, before the
title. If you have an appealing cover, then the eye wanders
to the title. When both go in tandem, then you've hit pay
dirt, so to speak. I, personally, get a bit turned off when
an Author has a beautiful cover, and they cut the peoples'
heads off!! I don't know who started it, but it takes so
much away from the integrity of the cover itself. As for
your books, I'm looking forward to reading them, since I
have to confess that I haven't read any yet. I enjoyed
reading your posting, and love the story line. Good luck on
your series, and Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: Sharing You (11:34am July 2, 2014):

I haven't read any of the series, unfortunately, but I suppose
seeing Brody calling Olivia on her pranks is going to be worth
the read!! Seeing her reaction on when he lets her know that
he's on to her game is going to be worth the read!! It's an
interesting cover, and I'm sure will be an interesting book!!

Re: Find My Way Home (11:20am July 2, 2014):

Because I'm on dial-up, I multi-task constantly!! While my
pages are loading, I'm usually reading a book, or doing my
knitting. If the pages take unusually long to load, I'll
wash a few dishes, or work on straightening out my desk, or
do something that takes a little more time. I can't just
sit and do nothing, because I consider it a waste of time!!
Even when we're driving in the car, I always have a book or
my knitting, or both with me, because any trip that we make
is going to be a long drive for us, since we live in the
country, and all of our trips consist of driving to the
city, which takes at least an hour one-way, usually 2. As
for your book, it sounds like the perfect kick-back book for
Summer, and the characters sound delightful!! The cover is
romantic, and makes you want to open the cover, just to read
the story inside!! Congratulations!!

Re: Crime Rib (10:44am July 2, 2014):

First of all, I wanted to say that I think the cover of your
book is absolutely adorable!! That alone makes you want to
pick up a copy of your book!! The story line sounds like
the perfect Summer read. When you add cooking to the mix,
it automatically screams cookout, even if your book doesn't
revolve around one, but the story is interesting
nonetheless. I'm looking forward to reading it, and seeing
if I can't come up with any ideas that I can send off to you
for future books. Congratulations on your book!!

Re: How To Marry A Cowboy (10:34am July 2, 2014):

My heart always wanted to be with my Husband from the first
time I laid eyes on him!! Even though we drifted apart for
a few years, we got back together after a few years through
a mutual friend, and when he asked me to marry him, I was
the happiest Girl in the world!! Even though I hesitated
with my answer, I was dancing on Cloud 9, and we've been
together for 31 years!!

Re: Full Exposure (10:26am July 2, 2014):

This sounds like such a great page-turner for the Summer,
but I'm disappointed that it's in e-book format, because I
don't own an e-reader, and have no room on my computer to
download a book. Your main character is to die for, and I
guess I'll have to keep my eyes open to see if the book is
out there in print or not. I really liked your posting, and
the cover to your book is well done, too!!

Re: Someone Else's Skin (10:42am June 30, 2014):

This sounds like a very interesting book, if you took cues
from Alfred Hitchcock to write your book!! I'm sure it's
going to be a real page-turner, and is going to be a real
page-turner!! I can't wait to read it!!

Re: Muffin But Murder (10:34am June 30, 2014):

I can't say that I've ever read a humorous Mystery before,
but after reading your posting, you've really peaked my
interest!!
Because my Husband tells me that I have a warped sense of
humor, and he's the only one who has ever said that to me, I
have a feeling that I will really enjoy your series!!
Because my taste in books are all over the map, so to speak,
this will be another genre to add to my repertoire, I'm
sure. Whoever did the cover art to your book did a
wonderful job, since I love the design of the cover. It's
lovely, and so colorful!! Congratulations on your book and
upcoming series!! I'm really looking forward to reading
it!!

Re: Crimson Heart (8:45am June 28, 2014):

I found your posting to be quite interesting. Although I
have yet to read this genre of books, you've made wanting to
read this genre, your books in particular, something to put
on my TBR list!! I've read before how more Authors get
their ideas for books, but your spin, although similar, had
my interest peaked a bit more. Congratulations on your
latest book, and I'll be looking forward to adding something
interesting to my repertoire this Summer!!

Re: Queen of Wands (11:40am June 27, 2014):

I've never been a fan of horror. My first experience goes
way back, after I was a child, and snuck in the living room,
when my oldest Sister was sitting up late, watching the
original movie, Frankenstein!! I was only about 5 years
old, and although I wasn't quite that scared, it was the
first and last time I watched a horror movie!!

Re: A Barricade In Hell (11:34am June 27, 2014):

Due to the fact that I believe people from our past can come
back to visit us for whatever reason, and have come back to
visit me on occasion, your book has really peaked my
interest!! I can't wait to read it, and think that whoever
did the artwork on the cover, did an amazing job!!
Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a hit - not
just this book in general, but the entire series!!

Re: Huckleberry Summer (11:22am June 27, 2014):

I, unfortunately, was told by my Doctor that I shouldn't get
pregnant, due to my health conditions, so for anyone who had
to go through that 6 times, you should get some type of
medal!! Experts claim that Motherhood is a full-time job,
and a hard one at that!! I believe it, and it sounds as if
you're the type that didn't fall for all of the new ways
that Parents have fallen for raising their kids. It's going
to come back to bite them, and they don't realize it yet!!
Anyway, I just wanted to say that not only do I love the
cover to your latest book, but I try to read any book that
has to do with the Amish or Mennonite people, and I'm sure
that this book will not disappoint me. Congratulations on
your book!!

Re: Annie's Stories (11:10am June 27, 2014):

I really wasn't aware that these storytellers existed until
I read your posting today. Your story fascinated me enough
that I would love to read your book, to find out the
background on these people, at least. I'm not of that
descent, but would find your book fascinating. I've always
said that when you learn something new, it's a good day!!
Whoever did the cover to your book, did a wonderful job!! I
think it's beautifully done - not only with the character of
Annie looking deep in thought, but the color of the books,
and the background in the window!! It adds depth to the
book, and makes you want to pick it up and read it!!
Congratulations!!

Re: The Blonde (8:56am June 26, 2014):

Since I was growing up during the period of that famous
mysterious love affair, I would love to read this book, and
to read your spin on it!! After reading your posting, I can
tell that you have a sense of respect and love for both of
them, which will probably come through in your book.
Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a good
seller, and I'm sure people aren't going to look at it, just
to see the pages that you've pointed out - they're going to
read it cover to cover!!

Re: Thornbrook Park (11:04am June 25, 2014):

It sounds like you've done quite a bit of research for your
book, and I'm looking forward to reading it. All of your
characters sound so interesting, it's hard to pick a
favorite!! Congratulations on your book!!

Re: Once Upon A Kiss (10:57am June 25, 2014):

My Brother-in-Law made his kids sit at the table, until they
finished everything on their plate. I felt bad for the
kids, because the food wasn't anything special, and as I
recall, there were capers on part of the food, which I don't
really care for myself. I really enjoyed the excerpt to
your book, and am looking forward to reading the rest of
it!!

Re: Mischief By Moonlight (10:39am June 25, 2014):

I think the hero or heroine should have a great sense of
humor. The hero should be strong, but know how to have a
soft and tender side when it comes to a woman. They should
both be smart, and be able to lean on each other when
necessary. I not only loved your posting today, and am
looking forward to reading your book, but loved the cover as
well!! Congratulations!!

Re: Montana Bride (11:02am June 24, 2014):

I'm looking forward to reading your series, and must commend
you on the covers of your books!! It's nice to see that you
didn't cut the heads off of your models!! I've seen so many
beautiful covers as of late, like yours, where for whatever
reason, the illustrator decides to cut the heads off of the
models, and destroy the cover!! You have really beautiful
covers to your books, which I'm sure will have just as
beautiful stories inside. To me, that's called attention to
detail!! (no offense to the other Authors)

Re: This Year's Black (10:07am June 23, 2014):

You put an awful lot for me to absorb this morning, but I
would love to read your book, and find out the story of Ryder
and Devin!! It looks like the story is going to be quite a
page-turner, and I might not even be able to make it down to
the beach to finish your book!! Congratulations!!

Re: Dream Huntress (9:59am June 23, 2014):

I don't believe that everyone communicates with us after
death, but the reasons are unclear to me. My Mother has
been gone for 12 years now, and has come back to see me
several times. My Father, who has just passed away in
April, has not been back to see me, even though we were very
close. Although I don't want to put the reasons why down
here in my response, I believe I know why, and understand
why he won't show himself to me. Your book sounds like just
the type of reading that I could get into, and I'll have to
keep my eyes open for it. It's nice to see a refreshing
genre that's more realistic in its' story line. This will
definately make for a great Summer reading book!!

Re: Taming the Country Star (10:29am June 21, 2014):

This isn't a genre that I would normally read, but after
reading your posting, my interest has been peaked just
enough that I would like to give your book a chance during
the Summer. I think that it would be one of those feel-good
books that would shake up my reading list a little. The
cover is very cute and sexy at the same time.

Re: Phantom Wolf (8:41am June 20, 2014):

I have yet to read a paranormal book, and since yours sound
a little more on the realistic side, if such a thing exists,
I'm looking forward to reading it. I loved the pictures
that were shown with the posting, and am in love with the
cover art to your books!! I think the art is incredible,
and kudos should go to the artist!!

Re: Counting To D (8:32am June 20, 2014):

I have to commend you for not giving up, and going on to
becoming an Author, which is something that a lot of
"normal" people, including me, can only dream of!! Part of
you is the hunger to learn, and the other part is guts,
which will always take you far. Your book sounds like a
great Summer read, and I'll be looking forward to adding it
to my list. Congratulations on your debut, and I hope to
see more from you!!

Re: The Midwife (8:20am June 20, 2014):

My heart ached when I read your posting today, and that
makes me want to read your book even more!! I've always
been drawn to these people for some reason, and this
particular story has peaked my interest. I pray that this
woman can find some closure in the near future - not only
for her sake, but for her Mother's!! Thank you for doing
such a great service for all the Women out there who are in
the same situation!! I'll also be looking forward to your
next book.

Re: Somebody to Love (8:08am June 18, 2014):

I always assumed that one of the reasons why we read was to
be taken away from our everyday lives, and to be taken away
to another place in time, to live our lives through the eyes
of the characters in the book!! I've gone through so many
experiences, both good and bad, and wouldn't change it for
the world!!

Re: Her Eternal Rogue (7:56am June 18, 2014):

The posting I just read by you not only fascinated me, but
broke my heart!! To realize that there are people out there
that would do such horrible things to another human being,
is something I can't even comprehend, although in today's
world, I know that people are out there that do even worse
things!! I would love to read your books, to learn more
about these pirates, and find out more about their History.
Thank you for not only your interest in these barbarians,
but for taking the pains of researching them, and keeping
this part of History alive, so that others can learn about
them as well!! Congratulations on your latest book!! The
cover is very well done!!

Re: Influencing Hemingway (10:28am June 17, 2014):

I must confess that although I do remember learning about
Hemingway many years ago in school, I did get quite the
refresher course from you today, and have to thank you for
learning extra tidbits that I wasn't aware of. Being a
cellist myself, that tidbit alone put a smile on my face, as
did the fact that he spent Summers in my State of Michigan!!
It's sad that such a talent took his own life, as did other
members of his family, but nonetheless, I would love to read
your book this Summer, and really get to know more about
this Master and his life through your eyes. Thank you for
doing all of this painstaking research, and for writing such
a wonderful book that I'm sure many teachers will use in the
future for required reading. Congratulations are in order
for what I'm sure has always been a dream of yours to
write!!

Re: Darkwalker (10:13am June 17, 2014):

I just wanted to say that I think both covers have their
fine points, but the illustrator outdid himself on the
second cover!! Even the detail on the railing, and the
contrast between the place where Lenoir is standing, and
where the ships are, are done very well. The mist is
perfect around the ships, giving the right amount of mystery
to the cover, letting you know that there is some intrigue
to the story!! I can't wait to read the book!!
Congratulations!!

Re: Once Upon a Highland Autumn (10:02am June 17, 2014):

If you've put that much passion into your books, because
I've always been the type of person that has a sensitive
spot in her heart, and tends to read her books through the
lives of the main characters of the books, I would love to
read your latest book!! I know that sentence was a bit
disjointed, but I know that you get the gist of what I was
talking about!! I've never really read a book of this
genre, but would be honored to start with yours!! I could
feel the passion that you feel about the subject of your
books, and that's good enough for me to want to read your
books this Summer!! Congratulations on your latest book,
and I'm really looking forward to this book, on top of all
the others that I have on my list!!

Re: Words Of Conviction (9:37am June 16, 2014):

After reading your posting, it sounds like I've been missing
out on some great reading!! I'll have to keep my eyes
peeled for your books, and put them on my TBR list for this
Summer!! Your latest book DOES sound like a real page
turner, especially due to the fact that my Dad served in
WWII, sending out Morse Code messages to the troops, and was
nearly killed during his term of service!! This book would
hold special meaning to me!! Congratulations on your latest
book, and I'll be sure to look for it, as well as your other
books!!

Re: All My Belongings (8:15am June 14, 2014):

This world would be a much better place if everyone took the
time to do just one small act of kindness for another
person. It could be something as small as holding the door
for another person, or treating someone to a cup of coffee
that they aren't expecting ( picking up their tab ). If you
teach your children how to be kind to others, they will
remember this as adults. Look around you, and the need is
great!! You're doing your part by putting snippets in your
books to plant the seed.

Re: All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes (9:06am June 13, 2014):

I know exactly what you mean about taking a different path
than you expect to, because I did the same thing - not once,
but twice!! I had plans on what I wanted to do with my
schooling once I graduated from High School, but my Mother
gave me so much flak, that I decided to skip College and get
married instead!! Big mistake!! From there, it was a
choice of taking another road, when I decided to get a
divorce 5 years later, and got remarried. I never was able
to go to College, but was able to marry the man of my
dreams, which was some consolation. As for your book, it
sounds like a fresh, Summery book, that would be just the
ticket I need to shake up my reading list a bit. I love the
cover, too!! Your posting made me smile, and I wish I were
able to watch channels like that on my tv. Where I live,
I'm only able to get 2 channels from Canada, since I live
way up North, and the reception isn't very good.

Re: Saving Amelie (8:53am June 13, 2014):

I am so glad that you decided to write a book that keeps
History alive!! I am one of those people who try to seek
out those books and read them - whether they are
biographies, or just stories about History in general. The
story that you chose sounds like it would keep me on the
edge of my seat in parts, and I would be interested in
reading it this Summer.

Re: Hunter By Night (8:26am June 13, 2014):

I must confess that I haven't read the other series that you
alluded to in your posting, because this isn't my normal
genre, but you made this book sound so interesting and
alluring, that I would really love to give it a try!! The
cover doesn't hurt, either!! I'm sure this is going to make
for quite a Summer read, and I'll be looking forward to
something like this book to shake up my reading list a bit!!

Re: The Troublemaker Next Door (11:35am June 11, 2014):

These are the types of Romances that I enjoy - especially for
this time of year, when something a little more lighthearted
is in order. I'm looking forward to reading your book, and
have it on my TBR list for my Summer reading. Very cute
cover, too!! Congratulations!!

Re: Heart of Highland Warrior (11:19am June 11, 2014):

It sounds like you have a good variety to satisfy anyone's
taste, and I'm definately looking forward to reading one of
your books!! The cover being shown is quite interesting,
too!! Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: Out of Bounds (11:01am June 11, 2014):

They claim that everyone has a book or two inside of them,
just waiting to be told. You are one of the lucky ones, who
have the guts to want to put those stories on paper, to
share those stories with the world!! With each passing day,
I've been tempted to write my story as well, but haven't
quite gotten that close yet. Since I've always been a lover
of Romance, I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for your books,
so that I can read about your passion that has been hidden
for so long!! Being a cellist, I love the cover of your
latest book!! Congratulations!!

Re: Romancing the Rumrunner (10:46am June 11, 2014):

I think that you pretty much have the qualities down pat,
but I would add that the Hero doesn't have to be drop dead
Handsome!! I prefer my Hero to look like your everyday guy,
when it comes to looks. If you make him too Handsome, then
it seems to take a little bit away from the actual story,
and turn it into more of a fairy tale!! I love the cover of
your latest book, and am looking forward to reading your
latest books!! Congratulations!!

Re: A Photographic Death (10:25pm June 10, 2014):

I remember reading Agatha Christie mysteries when I was a
child, and really enjoyed them!! Her books were what I
would call a full-bodied adventure, rolled into a mystery!!
If you are writing books of the same caliber, I will be
looking forward to reading your books, since everyone should
read at least a few good mysteries in their lifetime!! I
love the covers that you chose for your latest book, as
well. Very simple, yet to the point (no pun intended)!!
It's also a little on the art-deco side. Congratulations on
your latest book, and I'll be looking forward to putting
your name on my TBR list!!

Re: Playing the Game (10:06pm June 10, 2014):

I've never read a book like this before, but it does sound
interesting!! The cover is very cute and sassy!!

Re: Jaguar Hunt (10:05am June 8, 2014):

This would be my first experience with jaguars, so I really
have no idea!! I would love to read your book, however, and
find out all about jaguar-shifters. The concept sounds quite
interesting, and since I own 2 cats myself, I'm sure that I
would enjoy your book!! I love the cover!!

Re: The Fight (11:31am June 6, 2014):

I was going to pass this book contest up, but had this
strange pull to open the page, and see what it was all
about. I must say that I'm glad I did!! First, let me
commend you and your Wife on all the hard charity work that
you did. It takes special people to devote their lives to
that type of work. You made a lot of progress, regardless
of the outcome, and for that you should be proud!! It seems
that your life has come full-circle, regarding the book, and
sometimes God does that for a reason. He works in
mysterious ways. I've found that out so many times in my
own life. Before this ends up turning into a column, I want
to congratulate you on your book, and I will be looking
forward to reading it. I have selfish reasons for reading
your book, but hope that I will have more strength and
resolve when I am finished with it. Congratulations again!!

Re: Their Unexpected Love (11:15am June 6, 2014):

When I go down to the beach, a beach read isn't that
important. What's important to me is that I have a good
romance to delve into and have the sound of the surf for my
background, and the warm sand to dig my toes into. To me,
that's Heaven!! If it's got a beach theme, then I'm even
luckier, but my plots run the gamut. I can't help you much,
other than saying that I believe Sherryl Woods has books
with a beach theme, among others. Because I have a bad case
of the flu, the brain isn't working the way it should, or I
could come up with other Authors for you. Good luck with
your reading!!

Re: Demon Creed (10:54am June 6, 2014):

When I finish reading a book, I want to feel better after
reading it, and I want to feel that I'm also a better person
because I read the book. I choose the book because there is
something in either the character or story line that wants
to take me to that particular place in the book, so that I
can escape whatever might be going on in my life at the
time. It's my form of escape, and I love to put myself in
the place of the Heroine, and live my life through her eyes.
If the plot is interesting enough, and is the right type of
plot for me at the time for me to sink my teeth into, the
Author has done their job.

Re: Wedded In Scandal (10:10am June 6, 2014):

Jade - I happened to check back today, and wanted to let you
know that the tradition I spoke of went back years ago. I'm
thrilled to learn that she's picked U of M colors, since I'm
a big U of M fan!! I live in Michigan too, and had to
chuckle, because when I think about dresses like that that
are available out in the area where I live, you'd be lucky
to find one!! I live in a small farming community, so you
can use your imagination here. You'll look beautiful in
dark blue, and can let the Mother of the Groom look for her
maize dress. Not everyone can wear that color!! It should
be a wonderful wedding, and all my best to your Daughter!!

Re: Wedded In Scandal (10:20am June 5, 2014):

I thought the dress was very pretty, and would have chosen
#3, since I really can't make out #4 very well. The shoes
are very nice, too. I do have one question to ponder,
though. In traditional weddings, the Mother of the Bride
usually wears pink, and the Mother of the Groom wears Blue.
Since it's obvious you don't wear pink, and I'm aware that
it's a formal affair, why didn't you opt to wear a dark
color instead of black? It isn't a funeral, and with your
dark hair and deeper skin tone, you would be a knock-out in
a deeper color. Your coloration is just like mine, and you
would look so good in a wine color, or something that would
compliment the bridal party. It's just a thought.

Re: The Changeling Soldier (10:06am June 5, 2014):

I can't say that I've ever read a novella, so I really can't
comment on whether I'd like to read one, however, I am the
type of person who loves to read full-stories on my
characters, and if I don't have the time to read, I just put
the book down, and pick it up and read a few pages as I get
the time. I think the cover to the book that is being shown
is really well-done, and will be looking forward to reading
it. I believe that it's the novella that you're talking
about, and will be giving it a try, to see what you're
referring to.

Re: Love Potions (9:56am June 5, 2014):

This not only sounds like a fun read, but a good Romance
story for me to get my feet wet with this particular genre.
I've never read any books having to do with Scottish clans,
let alone warlocks before, but after reading your posting,
this book sounds like something I could really get into this
Summer!! I really loved the way you explained your book,
and I love the cover of your book as well!!
Congratulations!!

Re: A Perfect Trade (11:06am June 4, 2014):

The plot really thickens with this book, and I wouldn't miss
it for the world!! Now I know why you've been so busy writing
this book!! Congratulations on your upcoming release, and
I'll be keeping my eyes peeled!!

Re: Wicked Temptation (11:01am June 4, 2014):

I have had several dreams, but one of them would be to be an
artist. My best Girlfriend is a professional artist, and
when we talk, just listening to her, with her ideas, and to
see her brush strokes on a blank canvas - the way they turn
out to make an amazing picture, takes my breath away every
time!! Not only do you have the type of stroke, but you
have the depth of stroke, along with the play of color. I
would love to read your book, to read about another love of
mine, as well as a love of yours. I enjoyed your posting
very much!! Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: Tempest In A Teapot (10:01am June 3, 2014):

I have so many memories that are stored, and not all of them
are good ones. I plan on writing a book - hoping that it
will cast the demons out, once and for all!! There will
also be some good memories sprinkled along the way, but it's
the only way I can think of, short of therapy, to cast them
out. Some memories can be an awful thing, while others can
bring great comfort, as I've found from time to time. I
adore the cover to your book, and can't wait to read it!!
Whoever did the artwork, really went out of their way to
make it colorful, besides the fact that they put that
beautiful cat in the drawing!! Congratulations on your
book!!

Re: Love For Beginners (9:30am June 3, 2014):

If I knew the women were capable, and had heard good things
about the garage, I most certainly would take my vehicle
there for a repair!! To me, the sex of the mechanic isn't
the issue. It's the value of the work that's being done on
my vehicle that's at stake here!! I know someone personally
that's taking up something similar in college as we speak,
and I say more power to her!! I wish her well, and she
knows quite a bit about engines just after taking a few
weeks of classes!! She will be a fine addition to the
industry once she graduates, since she has the brains to
accomplish what she sets out to do!!

Re: Harlequin E Contemporary Romance Box Set Volume 2 (9:23am June 3, 2014):

I would have to say Stephanie Plum, because her life is
simple, yet complicated, but she can handle it. She's on
her own, and has her own place. She has great friends, and
great lovers. Her Family is a little crazy, but they love
her unconditionally. Her life in general speaks to me,
because I wish that I could be so fortunate in certain areas
of my life. I wish I could be more specific, but to answer
more would be very painful for me.

Re: Rules of Survival (9:02am June 3, 2014):

I found your posting to be quite intriguing, and can't wait
to read your book!! The cover is pretty hot, too!! You
take a bit of a mysterious photo yourself!! Although I'm
not familiar with your books, I'm looking forward to reading
this one. The plot sounds like a real page-turner!!
Congratulations!!

Re: The Midwife (11:10am May 30, 2014):

Congratulations on the future gift that God has given you
that is about to be born, as well as your 2nd book that is
out in print!! I'm sure that the title is self-explanatory,
but I wish that you could have written just a small
paragraph of what the book is supposed to be about. I'm
thrilled that you got rave reviews on it, and I'm sure that
your toddler is going to be just as thrilled to have a new
brother or sister to grow up with them!!

Re: Against the Wild (7:21am May 27, 2014):

I found your posting to be very moving, and it's always a
plus to find out some extra background about an Authors'
books!! I can't wait to read your latest book, as well as
the others in the series!! It sounds like you had quite a
road trip, and I've always heard about how wonderful Alaska
is from other people who have been there. All I need to do
is get my Husband out of his chair so we can go through the
same wonderful experience!! Thank you for sharing such a
personal story about your Husband, too!! Thank him for his
service, even though it's a day late with Memorial Day.

Re: Rose House (4:01pm May 24, 2014):

I enjoyed reading your posting, and I think it's wonderful
the way you go about doing the research for your books!!
That's what I call really giving them a personal touch!!
Although I have to admit that I'm not familiar with your
books, I'm going to have to make it a point to put you on my
TBR list, and start reading your books this Spring!! I love
the cover of your latest book, and can't wait to read this
one as well!! Congratulations on your book, and best of
luck with your future writing!!

Re: Meet the Earl at Midnight (9:43am May 23, 2014):

Yes. As it turned out, I had to sacrifice my Family for my
Husband. That, in itself, is a long story, but slowly some
of them are coming around. I've been put in the same boat
as my Husband, and I feel that its' their loss, so now I'm
act much happier that I'm not caught up in the vortex of
Family politics, especially mine, which were getting quite
involved!! I've moved over 200 miles away, due to
circumstances beyond my control, and now that I'm not in the
mix, they're coming to their senses, and see that we're also
an asset to the Family, but now I'm leery about being a part
of their game. I've been hurt too deeply, so I'm taking
things very slowly, until I'm sure their intentions are
genuine. Your book sounds like it'll be a great, page-
turner, and the perfect read for Spring. I love the cover,
and love the plot as well. Congratulations on your book!!

Re: Shadowed By Grace (9:14am May 23, 2014):

I just wanted to Thank You for keeping History alive by
writing the books that you do. I'm also grateful that you
came here today, of all days, to remind us about your books.
I know that you've been here before, but I forgot to write
your name down, so that I could put your books on my TBR
list. I'm very interested in reading your stories, due to
their content. My Father just passed away on April 26th.
Although he never spoke about what he did in WWII, his
bravery did earn him a Silver Star, and I just know bits and
pieces about what happened from his Army buddies. I also
know that General Patton spoke to them at one point, which I
find very exciting. Thank you again for coming here today,
and I will be sure to pick up your books and read them!!

Re: The Reluctant First Lady (12:46pm May 22, 2014):

I didn't have children, nor did I have a career, so to
speak, but I did have a good job, and felt that I needed
that job, not only as something to fall back on should
something happen, but as a way to help support the family.
Nowadays, things are so expensive, that it actually takes 2
incomes to help pay the bills, so if a woman can either find
a good job, or start a career, I say more power to her. You
put a very interesting slant in your latest book, and I will
be very anxious to read it and find out how the story line
plays out.

Re: To Charm a Naughty Countess (12:39pm May 22, 2014):

I suppose the words "I need you in my life" would do it for
me, just thinking off the top of my head. If I really
stopped and thought for a while, I would probably come up
with a much better line. I thought that the cover to your
book was breathtaking, and I'm looking forward to reading
your book very much!! Congratulations!!

Re: Everything to Lose (10:57am May 20, 2014):

You couldn't have started out with a better mentor, and I'm
looking forward to reading your book. It sounds like the
plot is going to be a real page-turner, and I'm looking
forward to having a good book to read to usher in Spring
with!! Congratulations on your latest book, and good luck
with your future writing!!

Re: House Of Jaguar (10:43am May 20, 2014):

What an amazing story!! What an amazing cover!! You have
me hooked, and I can't wait to read your book!! I don't
quite have the guts that you have. I only take chances on
the safe things, although I do stretch it from time to time.
I suppose part of that has to do with my upbringing, even
though I was quite the tomboy growing up. I'm sure I'll be
able to relive your experiences, though, after reading your
book, and I commend you for having the guts to live through
such an amazing time, and take the chances that you did.
Somebody upstairs was looking out for you, so that you could
tell your story!!

Re: By Any Means (10:33am May 20, 2014):

I loved reading about your daily life. It sounds a bit
hectic, but beautiful because you have a little person to
carry on the family name, which I know makes you proud!! I
only wish you could have put a paragraph in, telling us a
little bit about the book you just finished. Since you are
a best-selling Author, I'm sure I'll want to read it, but
don't have a clue what its' about!! Give your little one a
kiss from me!! I love babies, and was never fortunate
enough to have one of my own!!

Re: The Advocate (10:12am May 20, 2014):

After reading your posting, and knowing your background,
it's obvious that you did your research for writing this
book. Although not for everyone, but for mostly everyone,
I'm sure it will make quite an interesting read. I feel
almost a little sacrilegious to want to read a book of this
caliber, but would like to read your spin on the trial. It
doesn't mean I have to agree, but I'm sure that you have
many valid points. Thank you for having the guts to take on
such a subject, when the world has been taking the opposite
viewpoint when it comes to religion - especially
Christianity. That part makes me sad, and it needs to be
kept in the mainstream, where it can remain strong.

Re: Hell for Leather (10:54am May 18, 2014):

I can't say that I've gotten involved in any Historical
Romance series yet, but I'd sure like to get my feet wet!!
I've read a couple of books here and there that have been
classified as such, but they were standalones, and I enjoyed
them very much. Perhaps if I won one of your books, it
would start me on a new path, since I know you're a good
Author. Congratulations on your latest series, and
continued good luck in the future with your writing!!

Re: The Duke's Obsession (8:02am May 17, 2014):

Just another tip for you about those ads, Frances. If you
can bear to part with any of them, or get any duplicates,
put some in your lingerie drawer. They keep them smelling
so feminine and pretty!! I got hooked on the perfume that I
now where by one of those ads a few years ago, and have worn
that scent ever since!! I also get many compliments on my
perfume, and although I have deviated once or twice from
that scent, I always go back to it. It's a lighter
fragrance that can be worn year-round, and doesn't contain
musk, which I can't stand. The bottle is very pretty, too!!
I really loved your posting, and your latest book sounds so
interesting!! The cover is outstanding, and sexy in its'
own way. Congratulations on what I'm sure will be a big
hit!!

Re: Somebody Like You (10:35am May 16, 2014):

Life is messy, whether it's a first love, or the second time
around, or more, and you're just writing love stories the
way life really is. I suppose that's why you have such a
following. Your latest book sounds intriguing, and I can't
wait to read how the story unfolds. I think the artist did
you proud with a beautiful cover, and I'm sure your book is
going to do quite well!! Congratulations!!

Re: Her Perfect Mate (9:31am May 15, 2014):

I can't say I've ever read a book with this paricular genre
before, but I'm very anxious to give it a try, since you've
peaked my interest with your excerpt. The reviews couldn't
be better, and the cover is really well done, too!!
Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a red-hot
seller!!

Re: Frisky Business (9:22am May 15, 2014):

I really enjoyed your posting, and have to congratulate both
of you on your upcoming nuptuals!! It looks like you'll
have a wonderful life together, and I, for one, am truly
happy for both of you!! Your book sounds like a really fun
read, and I could use something uplifting to read right now,
after just losing my Dad a little over 2 weeks ago!! The
cover is absolutely adorable as well!! Congratulations on
what I'm sure is going to be a very popular book as well!!

Re: Wakeworld (9:00am May 15, 2014):

I would love to be a flying dragon. One that is not scary
looking, but intelligent, and a protector of small children,
and one that would not be easy to kill. Perhaps one that is
also a shape-shifter. I got so wrapped up in your posting,
that your story fascinated me, and I would love to read your
book!! It would be hard for me to really pinpoint exactly
the type of dragon I would like to be, but those were
qualities that I came up with for starters, just thinking
off the top of my head.

Re: Deep in My Heart (8:36am May 14, 2014):

I just thought of the title of the movie. It's Scent of a
Woman!!

Re: Deep in My Heart (8:35am May 14, 2014):

I enjoyed watching Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in When Harry
met Sally. There was the sensuous eating scene, and they
were in sinc with each other as actors. There was also the
one Al Pacino movie, and the title escapes me, but he played
a blind General, who went out on the town with his handler.
The tango scene in that movie was really hot!!

Re: Wicked Little Secrets (8:19am May 14, 2014):

I read about Catherine the Great, and how the succession to
the throne didn't go as she had wanted, after she had passed
away. It made for an interesting read about her life, because
I wasn't aware of all of her lovers, either!! I also learned
that she came from nothing to be a powerful woman

Re: Always Emily (8:11am May 14, 2014):

When I was growing up, I had my big Sister to go to, because
she had already been through the things I was going through
with my Parents, and gave me advice on how to deal with
different issues. Now that I'm older, I have a best
Girlfriend who is actually closer to me than my own Sister,
who I can bounce things off of, and she's helped me with
problems from time to time, or is there just to have a nice
chat. She's actually brought parts of my personality out -
good things, that I didn't know existed, and for that alone,
I don't know how I could ever repay her!! Your book sounds
like the perfect read to usher in Spring with!! I love the
concept of the story line!!

Re: Pure Heat (11:14am May 13, 2014):

New England is a beautiful place indeed, and I'm sure that
this book is going to take me back to a place that I truly
enjoyed visiting, even if the circumstances won't be that
blissful. Your excerpt was written with a sense of
coolness, for lack of a better term, that drew me right into
the story, and left me wanting more. Your book sounds like
it will not only be entertaining in its' own way, but it
will be a real page-turner!! I will be looking forward to
reading it!!

Re: Risky Game (10:53am May 13, 2014):

The first sports Romance book that I read recently was A
Perfect Distraction by Anna Sugden. I really enjoyed the
book, and I would have to say that sports Romances make a
good read, as long as you don't have too much about the
sport itself. I suppose a person would choose to read the
particular book because they know something about that
particular sport to begin with, otherwise they would be
totally lost, when it comes to sports talk. It would be
that point, or they would be completely bored if it comes to
writing too much about sports itself. After reading your
synopsis of your latest book, I'm willing to give it a try.
It sounds like a good read, and I was particularly taken by
your writing style - especially the line about "Shays'"
whiskey eyes!! I've never heard that expression before, and
found it to be quite interesting, so I'm sure that I'll
enjoy reading your book. That line alone had a way of
pulling me in. I'm glad that you came here today, and gave
us a little insight into how you came up with ideas for
writing your latest book. Congratulations!!

Re: Jailhouse Glock (10:20am May 12, 2014):

Yes, I've had to go to bat, pitting one Family member
against the rest of my Family, and even going to court over
the event in question. I unfortunately can't give you
specifics, because it's a personal matter, but I felt so
strongly about the matter, that I took it to the ends of the
Earth!! I was victorious in court, and what this matter
showed me was the true colors of my Family. Although things
haven't been rectified with them, a couple of them are
starting to come around slowly to my way of thinking, and to
the others in my Family, although it still hurts me to this
day, I just say to myself that it's their loss!! I did
nothing wrong but protect someone that deserved it, and
would do it again in a heartbeat!! They would do the same
thing, and are acting like the witches they really are!!

Re: Wild Ways (10:09am May 12, 2014):

I could understand a Woman's attraction to a biker. First
it's the thought of riding all over on a Harley. Who
wouldn't want the chance?? Second, I'm sure some of the
guys are really nice underneath, and actually misunderstood,
but need a Woman's touch to be brought around, but these
guys have been a group for so long, and probably have their
initiation process, so to get out of a group would be next
to impossible. I'm sure many of these groups are actually
"bad news," so it's best to run the other way, no matter how
good-looking, or built their physique may be. Your book
sounds like it would be a page-turner, and I would really be
interested in reading it. I would love to know the inner
workings of the group, to see if I were spot-on or not!! It
took real guts to interview these guys, and I commend you to
write books on them, so that we could make a decision on
them for ourselves!!

Re: Cottonmouth and the River (9:12am May 10, 2014):

I have to commend you for not only being an illustrator,
which is a hard job in itself, but to take on a job as
Author as well!! Your book sounds like quite the adventure,
and I'm sure I'll be whisked back to my childhood when I
read it, although childrens' books are a bit more advanced
nowadays then when they came out when I was young!! I can't
wait to read it, and admire your illustrations!!
Congratulations on such an undertaking!! I'm sure your
children are proud of their Dad!!

Re: Rise And Shine (9:00am May 10, 2014):

When an Author puts their own spin on a Fairy Tale, the
story line usually can take an unusual turn - upbeat or
grim. I'm glad that you chose the upbeat path for your
story, and I'm looking forward to reading your book!! It
sounds like just the ticket to usher in Spring with!! The
cover is absolutely adorable, and I'm sure it's going to do
well, since a lot of women are looking for something to read
that is something a little off the beaten path.

Re: A Perfect Distraction (10:11am May 8, 2014):

Hi, Anna!!
Let me start of by saying that I am in love with your
bed!! At one time I would kill to have a bed like that, and
I always wanted to own an Amish quilt for my bed!!
Unfortunately, as you know, times have changed, and I'm
lucky to have a place to "hang my hat," as they say. lol
Because my bedroom is large, but filled with assorted
pieces of furniture, my dream bed is going to continue to be
just that. For now, I have to dream about getting a good
mattress to sleep on at night. The one we have now has seen
better days, and I sink on the spots that my husband has
worn in, after flipping it so many times. lol Hopefully
that will change before the end of the year.
As for sleep, I really don't require much. As a rule, I
can stay up until midnight, trying to get caught up on this
endless onslaught of e-mails, get to bed, then wake up
between 5 and 6, start the coffee somewhere around 7, and be
bright-eyed-and bushy-tailed, and have some of my chores
done, including being on the computer already, getting some
of my work done for the day!! As you know, my Husband and I
are Caretakers here, and we don't know what the day will
bring, so we have to be prepared for whatever happens in the
day. If the Landlord calls and needs us to do something, we
have to be ready at the drop of a hat to do it. I also have
my knitting class, and have to get my knitting in, and have
managed to get my reading in, along with other things, since
I've redone my daily schedule a little. There have been a
couple of days where I've been totally exhausted, and my
Husband has caught me on line, with my head plopped on the
computer, completely asleep!! These are my catnaps, which
have happened on occasion, but that's just when I'm
overworked. Even with my health problems, I try to keep a
sunny disposition, which on rainy or cold days is hard to
do, but somehow I manage. It's lovely to see you here
again, and

Re: The Language Of Silence (9:46am May 8, 2014):

My Mother always loved Strawberry ice cream, and since she's
no longer with me, I would love to have a bowl!! These
books sound wonderful, and I have them on my TBR list!! I
am so glad that you decided to go under both pen names and
write under both genres, so that we get a taste of your
writing skills. These books should be a real treat to usher
in the Spring!! Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us
today, and have a very Happy Mother's Day!!

Re: Playboy's Lesson (10:29am May 7, 2014):

I don't think that I've seen a book with a story line that's
been close to this one!! It's just the type of book that I
can cozy up to this Spring, and really enjoy!! Thank you
for posting today, and posting the excerpt to whet our
appetite!! I can't wait to get my hands on the book!! The
cover didn't load on my computer, but I'm sure it's
beautiful!!

Re: The Warrior (11:23am May 6, 2014):

You have definately peaked my interest, after reading your
posting, and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of your
book!! It's quite an amazing cover, too!! Congratulations
on your latest book, and I'm sure it's going to do quite
well, considering the story line. This is one book a lot of
people aren't going to want to pass up!!

Re: The Memory Garden (11:16am May 6, 2014):

My perfect garden actually would consist of 2 gardens. One
would be my floral garden, which would have perennial plants
in it, which bloom from Spring through Fall, giving me a
burst of color, as well as texture. I would make sure I had
plants in it to attract butterflies as well as Hummingbirds,
which are my favorites!! My other garden would consist of
vegetables, which I love to eat throughout the Summer, and
you can't beat eating something that has been grown from
your own garden - regardless of what it is, from eggplant to
the ever-popular tomatoes, they are fun to watch come up
from the first seed or tiny plant, to a full-grown vine,
bearing their beautiful bounty!! The upkeep takes a lot of
hard work, but it's well worth the trouble!! For me, both
of these are pure Heaven, and since the vegetables take up
so much time, this is why I put in perennials. I would love
to read your book very much. It sounded like a story which
is right up my alley, and I have to admire you for taking on
such an ambitious project, to get your garden going. I hope
that your Husband is feeling better. He must have put you
through quite a scare!!

Re: What The Groom Wants (9:49am May 5, 2014):

Perhaps you might be writing a bit of time-traveling book this
time where your characters go from Historical times, into
space, to meet your Capt. Tightpants. Perhaps they'll even
have sex!! oh my!! Any way you look at it, since you wrote
the book, I'm sure it will be one worth reading!!

Re: Secrets and Sins: Raphael (10:45am May 3, 2014):

I'm really not much of a cusser myself, because of the way
I've been raised. After having my mouth washed out with
soap, and being raised to be a young lady, I never really
got the hang of it. As I got older, I have used the d**n
word, and occasionaly put the G word in front of it, always
apologizing to God after using it. I also use the word s**t
when I screw something up, or something goes wrong, as I
think a lot of people do. As for the F-bomb, I have to be
really on my last nerve, and people know this, because I
personally find that word to be revolting, and always have.
I find the meaning of the word to be something beautiful,
and not turned into something from the gutter, but that's
just my opinion. Your books sound like something that would
probably give me a permanent, or in other words - "curl my
hair," so I'd love to read them and find out for myself. I
got a kick out of your posting, and I'm sure I'd get a kick
out of your books, too!! Thank you for making me chuckle
today, considering my Father just passed away a week ago,
and I'm still mourning his passing.

Re: Breaking Point (12:35pm April 30, 2014):

This sounds like it's going to be an exciting story, and I
can't wait to read it!! You know how to put the right
excerpt in, to keep a person in suspense, too!! I think you
already know that, though!! The cover of your book shows
just the right amount of danger ahead, so you don't just
look at the hot guy on the cover!! Congratulations on your
book!!

Re: A Beautiful Distraction (8:54am April 29, 2014):

Not only was I fascinated by the story line to your latest
book, but I was fascinated with your short bio!! You sound
like just the type of Author that I would love to be
reading, and it looks like I have a little bit of catching
up to do!! Whoever did your covers, made them very
tasteful, and not tacky, as well. They make you want to
pick up your books, and start reading them!! Thank you for
coming here today, and bringing your books to the
forefront!!

Re: The Paris Time Capsule (9:56am April 28, 2014):

I wanted to start out by saying that when the cover to your
book loaded ( dial-up), it took my breath away!! It is just
stunning!! As for my mystery, my Husband and I are trying
to figure out why our radio and tv will turn off on their
own, and the microwave will turn on by itself. Once in a
while, one of us will also feel as if someone is brushing
against one of our arms!! Shortly after my Mother passed
away, she came to see us, and pulled some pranks on my
Husband, which are too long to get into, and I could feel
her presence, but she hasn't been around for a while, so I
know she came by to let me know that she was just fine, and
now has other important things to do. As for the electric
things going on, I can't explain them, but they're not a
constant thing. They just happen occasionally, and make us
wonder who's trying to send us a message. I would love to
read your book, because I am also an art lover. My best
Girlfriend is a professional artist, and I'd probably pass
your book on to her to read, as well a couple of other
people in my life, who read your genre of books. It sounds
like it would be a great book to curl up with.
Congratulations!!

Re: Guidebook to Murder (9:25am April 28, 2014):

I know very well what it means to take the road less
traveled. That's what makes life more exciting, as well as
more fulfilling!! I've changed my life in a big way by
moving 200 miles away from where I've lived all my life. It
was a big change for me to move from the city, into the
country, but it was the best thing that could have ever
happened for me and my Husband!! Although we are away from
my family, and had to drive into town over the weekend,
since my Father was in the hospital, and I was there for his
passing, we are happy to be out here in our own slice of
Heaven!! Your book sounds like a wonderful book, and I'm
looking forward to reading it!! Whomever did your cover,
really outdid themselves, too!! It's just outstanding!!
Congratulations on your book, and thank you for the little
piece of insight about your book!!

Re: Lighten Up (8:06am April 25, 2014):

I went on rides at a festival, and even coaxed my Dad to go
on one with me. I played on a baseball team when I was in
my 20's, all for the good of the company I worked for. Our
team did quite well, too!! I got my first trophy!! I
married someone who owned a motorcycle, and we would take
leisurely rides - sometimes to freak out my Parents!! Your
books sound like a real hoot, and I'm going to have to look
them up!! I could use a little cheering up about now, and
your books will be just the ticket!! Thank you for your
great posting today, and for bringing your books to my
attention!!

Re: A Broken Kind Of Beautiful (7:54am April 25, 2014):

When I see a middle-aged or older couple walking together,
still holding hands. To me, I find that kind of love to be
a beautiful thing at that stage of their life. To other
people, they might not look at it that way. I know how my
parents would react, and even now it makes me laugh just to
think about their negative comments. It's amazing to me
just how many people are still out there who think as
backwards as my parents do, and find it disgusting.

Re: East of Ecstasy (9:20am April 24, 2014):

I like reading a series because you get to know the
characters in more depth, and the story goes into a little
more detail as well. The Author has more leeway to take the
story to greater heights, and even add characters, to
enhance the story, which they can't do with a standalone
book. They become like old friends, when you open the cover
of the next book, and you look forward to the next book of
the series, if the Author has done their job well. Your
latest book sounds like a real page-turner, and I can't wait
to read it!!

Re: The Miracle Thief (9:07am April 24, 2014):

I learned about miracles as a young girl, being taught about
them in school. I never thought that I would really be
believing about them, until the past few years. Miracles
were what helped me get through my life, when I thought all
was lost, and I thought I had no place else to turn. The
biggest miracle was when my Husband and I lost our house
that we lived in for 13 years. He lost his job, and after
fighting for our house, which is a long story, we had to
pack up our belongings in our pop-up camper, small pick-up
truck, grab our dog, and head for the nearest campgroud.
That was our new home, and we had to move to different
campgrounds for a while, since they only let you stay for a
few days. I knew that finding a place to live would take a
miracle, because we only had a certain amount of money to
work with. To make a long story short, I coaxed my Husband
to camp out in an area that I always loved, and we
eventually found a place to live in that area, where we
still live. It's out in the country, and we couldn't be
happier!! So I know that miracles do happen, and a little
bit of hope doesn't hurt, either!! I think that your book
sounds really intriguing, and can't wait to read it!!
Congratulations!!

Re: A Shot of Red (9:39am April 23, 2014):

Your trip sounded amazing, and I'm sure it's a beautiful
place to visit - however I'm not the gutsy person I used to
be, and can't take long flights anymore, so to travel to
another country, let alone to fly more than 1 hour are out
for me!! My Husband used to surprise me for my Birthday
when we were first married, and we would go away for a few
days. There were 2 trips that came to mind, and were very
special to me. The first one was in Mammoth Cave, Kentucky.
I really enjoyed going into the caves there, and wandering
around the area - into smaller towns there to meet some of
the wonderful people, and purchase some wonderful crafts
that these inventive people created. Camping out there was
so peaceful and scenic. The other trip that we took was in
the upper part of the lower peninsula of Michigan. This was
another camping trip, and my Husband had made all of the
arrangements without my knowledge. We had a beautiful,
peaceful campsite, right by the edge of the Lake Huron /
Saginaw Bay shoreline. There were Blue Herons that had a
nest by the water, too, and they are one of my favorites, so
every morning, when I had my coffee, I could open the camper
door, walk out onto the beach, and watch the Herons in the
water, just a few feet away from me!! We had a larger
campsite, so there was nobody around us, and when we weren't
enjoying the woods, or looking around the area, I had a
peaceful area to read and do my knitting!! It was Heaven,
and we made it a point to go back there and camp again
several times after that. There was also another campground
further Northwest that we went to that was also beautiful,
but we didn't have as much privacy, since it was more
commercialized, and the people were packed in a little more
like sardines. We took advantage of the water there,
though, with our portable boat, and since we always had our
dog with us, she went in the boat as well, ears flopping in
the w

Re: Wild About Her Wingman (9:16am April 23, 2014):

One of my perfect matches would be good music playing and my
knitting!! I volunteer to teach a knitting and crocheting
class once a week, and always have a project going, so to
relax, I have my reading time, as well as my knitting time!!
Currently I have a few projects that I'm backed up with for
friends who have suffered hardships, and I'm making items to
send to them as a surprise. Having some good music on in
the background seems to help those stitches fly a little
faster off the needles when I'm doing a few extra rows at
home, in between my knitting class!! I'm unable to get my
knitting in every day, but I sure do cherish the days that
I'm able to knit!! I'd also love to be able to read your
book, as long as it's a print edition. I don't own an e-
reader.

Re: An Unexpected Sin (9:46am April 19, 2014):

I really connected to your posting in so many ways, and
really wanted to read your book in the worst way. However,
I don't have an e-reader, and am very disappointed that you
didn't give people a choice of print or e-copy. I'm so
fascinated with Salem myself, and remember those stories in
my textbooks with the shaded drawings. The teachers back
then just touched down on the subject, for some reason, then
moved on, as if it was taboo. I suppose that we had to get
older to learn some of these subjects on our own, and that's
why I got interested in topics such as this. The cover to
your book is beautifully done, and does your story justice,
too!! Congratulations on your series!!

Re: Weighting for Mr. Right (9:36am April 19, 2014):

I think that most of us hit a "rock" of some sort at some
point in our lives, and it's wonderful of you to take your
experience, and turn it into a series of books to help
others!! Congratulations on your book, as well as your new
life, and I'm sure that you're going to be helping others in
the process!! It takes a special kind of woman to work as a
trauma nurse - one who has guts, and you proved that by
moving on and getting not one, but 2 degrees!! You should
give yourself a big pat on the back for everything you've
been able to accomplish!!

Re: Paige Turned (10:47am April 18, 2014):

How is life different?? I never imagined that an injury on
the job would trigger a chain of illnesses, forcing me off
the workforce, and practically bedridden at times. I also
never dreamt that my Husband and I would lose our house that
we called home for 13 years, and would have to live for a
while in our pop-up camper with our dog, until we found a
new place to live. We're still recovering from that, and it
hasn't been easy, but each day is an adventure, and our new
apartment, although small, is out in God's country, with a
beautiful view, and since our dog has passed on, we now have
2 kittens to fill the void in our lives. Nobody said llfe
was easy, but I still look for a bit of a break now and
then. At least reading takes me away from the everyday for
a while, and I enjoy my books, along with my knitting. Your
book sounds like it would be a good read, and the cover is
really cute!! Congratulations!!

Re: A Plain Man (10:32am April 18, 2014):

A couple of years ago, I met an Amish man who did cabinetry
work, and was hired to do some work on the property where I
live, through my landlord. He was a very nice younger
gentleman, and although I didn't probe him about his
background, he was on the quiet side, but spoke to me
politely, and answered any questions that I had for him.
I've always had a fascination with the Amish people, and
believe that they live a proper life, and are some of the
most talented people around. There are a few groups who
live in our area, and I see them scattered here and there,
when I happen to be out shopping. Your book sounds like it
has a very interesting story line, and I would love to read
it, to find out how the story unfolds. I love the cover
that you chose for the book, too!! Congratulations on your
book!! I know that it's going to do well, since I'm not the
only one who is fascinated with these reclusive people.

Re: Second Time's the Charm (10:24am April 16, 2014):

I had a charm that I wore on a necklace around my neck. In
fact, I wore this particular charm for about 25 years. It
wouldn't mean anything to anyone else but to me or my
Husband, so the charm is irrelevant, but about 2 months ago,
while we were out shopping, somehow the necklace either
broke, or undid from my neck, and I lost the entire thing!!
I really haven't been quite the same since, and don't really
have the money to replace the necklace, or the charm, since
they were both in gold. I checked with the stores I was
shopping at, and nobody turned it in, which I didn't expect
anyone to do, since they're worth some money. To purchase
the same items in silver wouldn't have the same meaning to
me, and I don't know if I could even find the charm in
silver. For now, my neck is bare, as is my heart.

Re: Home to Stay (10:15am April 16, 2014):

I used to think that life for me was the big city, until my
Husband and I lost our house a few years ago. Now we're
living out in the country, in a small town, and you'd have
to drag me out of here, kicking and screaming!! This is the
place where I always wanted to live someday, and now that
I'm here, I could never even think of living in the city
again!! Life here is simpler, happier, more quiet, and the
people are friendlier. You also can't beat the scenery!!
It's the perfect place to curl up with a good book!! I
loved your excerpt, and can't wait to read the rest of the
story, to see how it unfolds!!

Re: One Bite Per Night (9:59am April 11, 2014):

If I read your book, it would be the first time that I read
anything of this genre. I must say that I was really
surprised after reading the excerpt from your book. I got
swept away after reading it, and wished that I had the book
in front of me, so that I could see how the story unfolded.
The covers of both books are beautifully done, and I can see
why you're so proud of them!! Congratulations!!

Re: Imaginary Lines (9:32am April 9, 2014):

This sounds like a fun and interesting read!! Congratulations on your latest book, and it looks like I have a little bit of catching up to do!! Cute cover, as well as cute story line!!

Re: Desiring Lady Caro (9:25am April 9, 2014):

The excerpt you posted, really made me laugh!! I truly enjoyed it, and wish I had the book here in my hands, to find out how the story unfolds!! The cover is wonderful, and I'm sure the book will be just as wonderful!! It's always nice to find out a little bit extra from the Author as well. That makes the book a little more special. Thank you for coming here today, and giving that "little bit extra" about the book. I'm really going to look forward to reading it!!

Re: A Perfect Distraction (9:18am April 9, 2014):

When I had my house, to break up the monotony, each room had a different color. My living room was a wheat shade, my bathroom had wallpaper against one wall, which had a small design in gold and green, which wasn't gaudy. The master bedroom was in royal blue. We had 2 other bedrooms. One was in green, and the last bedroom, which was mainly my craft room, was done in my favorite color - purple!! The kitchen was in a pearl grey, which was very light. It had other colors for accents. Now before you shake your head, each room that you went into, was an experience unto itself, and when people came over, they usually stayed in one room. The extra bedrooms were, as I said a craft room, and the other one was a library, so the green fit in with the bookshelves. The master bedroom had a bit of an oriental flair, which I carried over into the living room. Prior to that we were living in apartments, and I hated the all-white themes there, so it felt good to have some color!! If I had a large room like the one in the picture, I wouldn't choose purple for the theme, even though I love the color!! As for what I'd choose, it's too early for me yet, since I haven't had enough coffee yet, to pick a color theme!! Have a great day!!

Re: The Girl Who Came Home (10:20am April 8, 2014):

What a wonderful, yet heartwrenching story to be kept alive by someone whom I'm sure has really put their heart into this book!! It doesn't contain the fluff of Hollywood. It contains the events, as they happened, and these are the types of books that I truly enjoy reading. They're a part of History, and I can't thank the Author enough for writing it!! I will definately put this book on my TBR list, and I'm sure this is one book I will be sharing with others. I share in your loss, and can't thank you enough for writing it!!

Re: She's Alot Like You (10:46am April 7, 2014):

I enjoyed reading your posting today, and it's always exciting to learn a little about the background to an Authors' books. It gives a little extra meaning to them, before you even open the cover!! I've never visited Australia, but I'm sure that you're about to give all of us quite the lesson, with your first book, and the rest of the series. The synopsis sounds quite exciting!!

Re: With a Vengeance (10:36am April 7, 2014):

It sounds like your book has a little bit of everything thrown in to take us for the ride of our lives!! I also get a slight hint of your life in there for good measure!! The setting sounds pretty exciting as well!! Congratulations, and good luck on what I'm sure is going to be a hot book - in more ways than one!!

Re: A Promise In Pieces (11:10am April 4, 2014):

Although I didn't move to different countries, nor was I homeschooled, I can relate to your story, and my heart aches for you more than you realize!! I can't go into detail here, but know the sadness inside growing up, and wish that I lived closer so that we could get together and talk over coffee. I'm thrilled that you wrote your book, because I also did some work for the National World War II Museum, and will continue to do so. This story holds so much meaning to me, that it's going straight to the top of my TBR list!! Thank you for bringing such a great Organization to light, as well as keeping History alive!! I'll be looking forward to reading your book!!

Re: How to Handle a Cowboy (11:39am April 3, 2014):

I couldn't agree with you more about books in a series. I have read books before where the Author goes on and on about the prior books from their series, and if the Author was sitting next to me, I think I would punch them!! Don't they get it that not only does it take up useless pages, but that it gets boring when you read the same thing over and over again?? Not only that, but it usually adds nothing to the story line!! If it was omitted, it would really enhance the story, instead of add to it. Unfortunately, there is one series that I've been reading from the beginning, and this particular Author has been doing just that in every book. It drives me up the wall, so I sort of skip over it, then contine on with the rest of the book, after she gets done with her "amnesiatic rant." I'm looking forward to reading your latest book with bated breath!! It sounds like a real winner, and I'm sure the series is going to be one that you can sink your teeth into, and truly enjoy!! Congratulations!!

Re: The Red-Hot Chili Cook-Off (11:28am April 3, 2014):

The one item that comes to mind is my stuffed celery. I clean and take the extra strings off of the celery. I also take regular cream cheese, and let it sit out a bit, so that it softens up. Once it does, I use a regular knife, and take small chunks of cream cheese, and press it into the cavity of the celery, smoothing it out as I go. Once the stalks are filled with cream cheese, I take a sharp knife, and cut them to smaller pieces, then take Hungarian Paprika, or whatever Paprika you have on hand, and sprinkle a little bit on top of the cream cheese for decoration. It's quite tasty, but if there's any left over, it doesn't save very well. I've tried to put it on a plate with a paper towel underneath to collect the extra moisture, and it works a little bit, but it's on the soggy side the next day. Your book sounds like a real old-fashioned down-home read, and I'm looking forward to it. Congratulations on another book with great accolades!!

Re: Dash of Peril (9:52am April 2, 2014):

After reading the synopsis, it's understandable why you picked the person for the cover to depict Dashiel. The story line sounds like a real edge-of-your-seat page turner, and I wish I had the book in my hot little hands right now!! Congratulations on your latest book, and I'll be looking forward to the other books you mentioned, as well as the one currently half on paper, half in your mind!!

Re: The Winter Bride (9:41am April 2, 2014):

I'll take an occasional beta hero, along with the occasional muffin. I also love the lighter side of Romance!! The one thing I wanted to do was to thank you for coming here today. I really had a great laugh after reading your excerpts, and have put your book on my TBR list. Although the cover is gorgeous, I know the cover is going to be a wonderful and funny read that won't let me down!! It's always a plus to know a little bit extra about the characters, as well as a little more about the Author who wrote it. A million thank yous for starting my day on the right foot!!

Re: A Killing Notion (12:52pm April 1, 2014):

As far as mysteries go, any type is usually good, but when you add a little bit of humor to the book, it breaks up the intensity of the plot, and gives it a bit of fresh air. Sometimes the plot gets so thick, that you need a bit of a distraction, so that you can get a second breath to continue on, and a bit of humor does the trick!! Thank you for coming here today and explaining a little about your book. It's always nice to learn a little bit about what makes the Author tick, and to learn a little bit about the background of your characters. I'm anxious to read your book, and this insight will make reading your book that much more enjoyable now!! The cover is beautifully done. Congratulations!!

Re: Mad About You (12:08pm April 1, 2014):

I can't recall ever reading a book that was considered a friends-to-lovers book. Yours would be the first, and I would really love to read your book. As far as my life goes, I've had the chance, over the years, to take someone that was a friend to the next level. In my eyes, there had to be more than just a friendly attraction there for me to act on it. I had to really have that "animal magnetism," for lack of a better term, in play, along with the friendship, in order to take it to the next level. Just having a person for a friend, doesn't mean that I wanted to take things to the next level. In fact, one of my friends wanted to take things to a romantic level, and I just couldn't do it. I loved him as a friend, but after everything that we went through, I just couldn't see myself romantically involved with him. I knew his family, and he would have been a wonderful Husband, but there was no "spark" in that department.

Re: Dyed and Gone (10:48am March 29, 2014):

I've heard that whenever you learn something new that it's a good day. Today, for me, it must be an excellent day!! In all these years, I never knew there was a right and wrong way to use a bobby pin, and learned a couple of new ones!! The floral pins are very pretty, and could be put to good use!! I love the cover of the book that is being shown on your posted page, and I'm sure the story is very good!! Congratulations!!

Re: An Accidental Life (12:15pm March 28, 2014):

I can understand why you picked New Orleans for the backdrop of your books. My Best Friend lives there, and it truly sounds like a lively, wonderful place, yet, the perfect place where something like this could be plausible. After reading about the case of Kermit Gosnell and his house of horrors, I would love to read your book, and see how you resolved the issue, being a former attorney. The story turned my stomach, to be honest, and I'm sure that you did a wonderful job explaining it all in your book. I'll have to be sure to read the other books in the series as well. I'm so glad that you came to Fresh Fiction to explain more about the background to your books. That certainly put your books on my TBR list!!

Re: Winter in Full Bloom (12:03pm March 28, 2014):

I just wanted to thank you for writing the type of Romances that I've been looking for!! If you hadn't come to Fresh Fiction today to talk about your book, I wouldn't have been aware of your books, and it would have been such a loss for me!! Your book sounds wonderful, and has shot up to the top of my TBR list for sure!! I've always said that there was a way of writing a love story without being explicit, and you've proved it, by stating the fact about not being a peeping Tom in the bedroom!! Those are my exact sentiments, and I agree that you don't need to cross the line to tell something so beautiful!! I'll be looking forward to reading this book, as well as others that you write!! Congratulations!!

Re: Home to Stay (8:49am March 27, 2014):

The one scene that spoke to me goes way back. It's in the movie The Miracle Worker, when Annie Sullivan finally gets through to Helen Keller, and teaches her to talk. Helen starts to run, and they get to the pump outside. Annie starts pumping, and she says "water." This movie in particular motivated me to learn more about Helen Keller, and I read her Autobiography. I was just a young girl at the time, and after reading it, I was so moved, that I decided to pattern my life after her. She was truly an amazing Woman, who accomplished much with her life.

Re: Sex and the Single Vamp (8:24am March 27, 2014):

I'm interested in any books that have to do with the World Wars, and this one would be no different. I'm very interested in reading your slant on things, and would probably find your book to be a good read, even though I've never read this genre before. I really enjoyed your posting today, and could totally relate to the way you felt, walking through Williamsburg. I also pick up strange vibes when I go through Historical places, although vampires don't come in the equation, but nonetheless, I do pick up feelings from people whose spirits are still there, and for the most part, I get a feeling of peace.

Re: Bite Me (8:11am March 27, 2014):

I still haven't had the interest in reading this genre of book, until I've read your posting. You peaked an interest in me, and I'd love to read your book, to find out how you put these creatures in motion in your book. I'm an animal lover, and miss watching these shows, since I'm only able to get 2 Canadian tv Channels where I currently live. I love the cover to your book, too!! Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: Pretty Reckless (11:40am March 25, 2014):

There is no way you can pick just one, once you start reading about them!! It's like picking a horse out of a pack of wild ones, riding in a pack on the range!! They're all wonderful creatures, and each one is special in their own way!! I'm sure that Gunner is going to be special, too!

Re: Deep in My Heart (11:03am March 20, 2014):

I decided that this year I was going to take the time to take my day, and construct it, so that I get more things done with my time. So far, I think I've been pretty successful. I have a lot of plans in the works, and a lot of things to get done, so until they all get done, my day is going to be planned in the way I've set out, and I feel good about my new life this year!!

Re: Kissing with Fangs (10:57am March 20, 2014):

Other than a Novella I read the other day, I have yet to read an entire book of this genre. I really enjoyed your excerpt, and got hooked by the story line. You have a way with words, and the conversation between the characters flowed so flawlessly, that I felt like a fly on the wall, watching intently!! I have to have this book on my TBR list for sure!! Great job, and I'm sure it's a great series!!

Re: Silence Of The Wolf (10:40am March 20, 2014):

It would be a toss-up between Wade and Bjornolf. All I can say is "Oh My!" Who else could choose better protectors than these two, and better locations to go to than these?? I'm looking forward to reading your latest book!!

Re: Stealing the Groom (11:10am March 19, 2014):

I absolutely adored the excerpt to your book, and I wish I had the book in my hands right now, so that I could find out how the story unfolds!! You definately have a way with words, and I can understand why your Daughters encouraged you to write!! This book is on my TBR list, and is just the ticket to usher in Spring!! Congratulations!!

Re: Turned (11:02am March 19, 2014):

The other day I read my first Novella of this genre, and enjoyed it very much. I consider it getting my feet damp, and would like to really get my feet wet now!! I love your story line, and would love to read your ARC!! It sounds like a fun ride!!

Re: Her Summer with the Marine (11:02am March 18, 2014):

There are a couple of series that I'm currently involved in, and the reason that I keep reading them is because I love the characters in the book. One involves a small town, and the characters involved go through their trials and triblulations, of course, and you feel like a fly on the wall, so to speak, and go through these problems with them. Sometimes they're good times, and of course, sometimes they're bad. One of these series is in their 10th book, I think. The other series is only in their 3rd, but I like the setting of the book, because it's cozy. If you adore the characters, you'll definately follow the course of the characters and watch them grow. The cover of your book is really sweet and sassy, and I'll be looking forward to reading your story!!

Re: The Duke's Quandary (10:53am March 15, 2014):

I actually have 2 heroes in my life. The first one is Helen Keller. Ever since I read her Autobiography as a young girl, I've tried to pattern my life after her. The other hero is my Husband. The latest example I can give - We just celebrated our 31st Wedding Anniversary, and money is extremely tight. It also falls the same week as Valentine's Day. He didn't want to disappoint me this year, so he had me make a badly needed appointment to get my hair cut and fixed, then took me to McDonald's for lunch. It's a day that I won't forget for a long time!! The only thing that I'm disappointed about is that you're giving away an e-copy of your book, which I was looking forward to reading. I don't own an e-reader, so your contest does me no good!! I wish you would have made it a choice of e-copy or print.

Re: The Bride Insists (12:21pm March 14, 2014):

You'll have to forgive me on this question. I've read so many books over the years, and have loved most of them. However, I am recovering from a closed head injury, which has affected my memory. Some of my vocabulary is affected as well, which I constantly work on. I can remember most of the book titles that I've read, but to sit and think of a character, and I draw a blank. I would love to read your book, however. It sounds wonderful, and I love reading books from that era, as well as that genre.

Re: Once Upon a Winter's Heart (12:00pm March 14, 2014):

I sort of get cheated on Valentine's Day, because it falls a couple of days after my Wedding Anniversary. My Husband sort of lumps everything together, but since we've been married for so long, and since right now we've been going through some rough times, he figures, in His mind, that it gives Him a free pass. I've always been a hopeless romantic, and don't expect things like diamond bracelets, although the thought would be nice, but a small gesture like a card, at least, would be nice. Your book sounds really cozy and sweet, and I'm really looking forward to reading it.

Re: Dating, Dining, and Desperation (11:43am March 14, 2014):

I moved to a small town a few years ago, and love it!! You'll have to drag me out of here, kicking and screaming!! I do agree with you about the shopping. If you want to pay less for groceries around here, you have to drive for 1/2 hour to hit the big box stores. But the smaller stores here still try to compete, and do have some pretty good sales. We also live in the middle of farmland, and the meat that they sell comes from the local farmers, unlike the big box stores. It's nice to go down the roads here, and have people wave to you, and not have it being the one-finger salute!! It's also quiet!! I should say it's quiet until it's time to put in the crops, and then it's the parade of the farm equipment. My Husband and I found that even the cats and dogs out here are different in a good way, and we now have to kitties of our own, which have made our life complete. Our dog passed away out here, about 2 years ago, and we were lost without some life in our apartment. I would love to read your book, and compare your perspective with the area that I live in. Congratulations on your book, and thank you for taking the initiative to publish the third book on your own!!

Re: Shadowed By Grace (11:25am March 14, 2014):

I can totally relate to your posting today!! I have a few books that I need to get to, and have slowly been reading them, but my obligations take up a lot of time. My Husband and I are caretakers where we live, so we're on call 24/7. I also volunteer for a knitting class one day a week. My Dad is ill, and in a nursing home, 3 hours away. We just had another major scare with him last week!! About the only time that I'm able to read anymore is when I get online, which is on dial-up, so when my pages load, I have my books next to me, and read a few pages at a time. It's amazing how many books I've been able to read. Other times, I read during dinner. If any of my books are really good, I'm good friends with the librarians where I live, and I take my books down there, or tell them about it, so they can get it in, or I pass it on to them. I also have a good Girlfriend out of state, who I've mentioned books to in the past, but she's so busy with her life, that she doesn't get much of a chance to read. I just finished a book about Catherine the Great, and will be getting into an Autobiography now. My tastes have been all over the map lately, and I've been enjoying many genres. I would love to read your book, since I've been trying to get my hands on anything to do with the Monument Men. The cover is is wonderfully done!!

Re: Desperately Seeking Suzanna (11:08am March 13, 2014):

I got so wrapped up in my dessert comment, that I forgot to add that your book sounds yummy, too!! I love the cover, and the story sounds so good!! I wanted to interject, that looking at the photo for this posting, that you don't look like you had to do any dieting to get into a slinky dress!! I'll bet if anything, you just had about 2 lbs to lose at most!! I'll be looking forward to reading your book, and it's on my TBR list!!

Re: Desperately Seeking Suzanna (11:04am March 13, 2014):

I love to eat chocolate or cherry chip cake with my homemade buttercream frosting on it. I also love cannolis, and something called banana split dessert, although I've never personally made it yet, but it's so good!!

Re: The Rancher's Second Chance (10:24am March 12, 2014):

To me, a cowboy is a hard-working, honest, down-to earth, what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of guy. He wears his heart on his sleeve, and you can't help but love him. He loves his woman as much as he loves the land, his horses, and his herd. That might sound corny, but it's true. He respects what he loves, and it shows. You couldn't find a more honest guy, and that's why a woman falls for him every time. He's simple, from his clothes, to his feelings. I love the cover to your book, and I'm looking forward to reading what's in between the covers!! Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a great book!!

Re: Darkside Sun (11:23am March 11, 2014):

It started when I was a young girl and saw the movie "The Miracle Worker" on tv. It moved me so much, that I went to the library, and took out the Autobiography of Helen Keller, because I wanted to learn more about her. She was such an amazing woman, that I tried to pattern my life after her. She was my role model. Little did I know, that a few years later, I would suffer from some health issues myself, that would affect me in ways that were unimaginable. I remembered that book, and have still tried to pattern myself after her, and tried not to let things get me down. As for your book, it's not my normal genre, but the story line has me so intrigued, that I'd really love to read it to find out how it unfolds!! Thank you for the chance to win a copy of your dream!! The cover is amazing, too!!

Re: Some Like It Wild (11:12am March 11, 2014):

It sort of sounds like the sheltered life I had when I was growing up, so it should bring back memories when I get a chance to read it, and I WILL be sure to read it!! I'll be sure this book is on my TBR list!! Congratulations on your book, and it has a very catchy title!!

Re: Eyes Closed Tight (11:16am March 10, 2014):

Since I grew up in Detroit, and still live in Michigan, this is not only a book I'd love to get my hands on, but one I'd pass on to my Husband, as well as a few other people!! What a great story line, and I'm glad that you've taken on the same genre as your Father!! This sounds like a real hang-on-to-your-hat type of book, and I'm ready to go on that ride!! Congratulations!!

Re: Mustang Sassy (11:29am March 9, 2014):

I actually had a minor one, and a major one. The minor one happened in High School. There was a guy that liked me, but I really didn't like him. He would wait around after one of my classes, to walk the hall with me to my next class, which gave me the creeps. At lunch, when he wasn't around, I told my friends, and one of the guys said that he would show up and pretend to be my boyfriend for a while, which he did!! I was so thankful to get this guy off of my tail, because I was really getting creeped out!! As for the big one, I was getting married. On the big day, my Dad said to me that "I could back out," right before he was going to walk me down the aisle!! We had dated for 5 years, and I thought my parents liked him!! As for my feelings?? Well... I wasn't head over heels, but I cared about him a lot. Anyway, all these years, there was one guy who I carried a torch for, but my Parents hated. He disappeared from my life, and reappeared through a mutual friend 5 years after I got married. My friend called me, and told me that he really wanted to see me again. At this point, my marriage wasn't that great. I was living under a microscope. Everything had to be approved by his parents, pretty much, even though we had our own house. My Husband was in constant contact with his Parents, and we went there every day. I didn't care if I lived or died, and went down to 80 lbs. Anyway, I worked it out to see HIM again, and it was like no time passed. The flame was still there for me, and it increased. I filed for a divorce, and moved out of my house. My family was livid, even though my Dad didn't remember what he said to me the day I got married, but eventually started to soften up once they saw how much better I was doing on my own. My Doctor, who was treating me for an injury I suffered on the job, said that I would have died, had I not gotten a Divorce, and he was a strict Catholic!! I ended up getting remarried within months, and have been married fo

Re: Lip Reading (8:23am March 7, 2014):

Any books that are written as "preachy," are really written for what I consider to be the easily-swayed person, or someone who can't think for themselves!! I know many people like that. If you plant a seed in their head, they believe it to be the truth, and can't think for themselves. They believe everything they read, and don't bother to look for further information, or don't bother to know both sides. They already know everything!! These are the types of books I normally stay away from, unless the viewpoint is so spot-on to my way of thinking, that I know I'm going to thoroughly enjoy the story!! I have to commend you for your comments and opinions regarding writing your stories, and am looking forward to reading your book!!

Re: How Sweet The Sound (8:15am March 7, 2014):

Where I live, I have not seen any signs of life yet, other than the new birds who have been migrating to our area, which we feed every day!! As for characters of hope, the best one who I have patterned my life after would be Helen Keller. I read her Autobiography when I was a young girl, after seeing The Miracle Worker on tv, and wanted to learn more about her. She truly was a remarkable woman, who didn't let her disabilities get in her way. Little did I know that, years later, I would be facing health issues of my own. I think back to obstacles that she faced, and that gave me strength to face my own issues!!

Re: Anointed (9:17am March 6, 2014):

There are only 2 that come to mind at the moment (no pun intended). The first one would be to read someone's mind, because lately I've been curious, and it's been strictly personal. The second one would be to become invisible. There have been a few places that I'd like to sort of "drop in," on people, and either visit, or just watch a situation that's going on. I think it would be fun!!

Re: Sapphires Are an Earl's Best Friend (9:08am March 6, 2014):

I'm sitting here this morning, on medication, trying to get over a bout with the flu. Therefore, my thought process isn't working the way it should, and I can't come up with an answer to your question, however, after reading your posting, along with the excerpt that you gave in today's post, I was disappointed that I didn't have the book in front of me to continue on to the rest of the story!! I do have to agree that the show Moonlighting was a good show, and I enjoyed both couples immensely. I made sure that I was always home to watch every episode, and was disappointed when it was taken off the air. Your book is on my TBR list, and I'm really looking forward to reading it!!

Re: Donna of the Dead (8:36am March 6, 2014):

I haven't read any YA books yet, but am curious about one thing. If the stories have themes in them that are mature enough for "adults," aren't Authors of YA trying in a way to make them grow up too fast?? I can think back to when I was a teenager, and maybe I led a "sheltered life," but I certainly was thinking more about having fun, than I was about getting into mature situations. I'm just curious about your input. Thank you. I suppose I'll have to read your book, and get my feet wet, so to speak, with this genre.

Re: The Mapmaker's Daughter (9:08am March 5, 2014):

You took an interesting idea, and ran with it!! To take such a period of History, and bring it to life, is worth the read, and I'm ready to take that ride!! Congratulations on your book!! I can't wait to read it!!

Re: A Perfect Distraction (8:55am March 5, 2014):

Hi Anna!! We seem to be like 2 peas in a pod, although if you saw my desk area, you would think that you were Mrs. Clean!! lol We are of like minds, meaning that we have paperwork around, yet know pretty much where to find what we need in a pinch. I tend to get a bit overwhelmed at times, when I feel that enough is enough, and start to organize my notes, knitting material, and other miscellaneous papers that have made their way to my desk. I'm also one for constantly making notes, so that I never forget about something, and put them in a tray, which is stuffed with papers at the moment. When I get a few spare moments, I go through it, and throw out what isn't necessary anymore. There are also knitting magazines in holders on the rack under my desk for reference, along with my knitting bag. Need I say more!! Have a great week!!

Re: The Prosecutor (10:51am March 4, 2014):

The only 2 that come to mind are Jack Reacher and Mike Bennett. I loved the excerpt from your book, and I'm looking forward to reading it!!

Re: The Rebel Pirate (10:41am March 4, 2014):

It wouldn't be fair to the Authors on this site to name just one, so I'm going to deviate. I'll have to say Leila Meacham, who I got acquainted with within the past couple of years. I'm also a big Janet Evanovich fan, and read her books as soon as they hit the shelves!! As for the Authors of Fresh Fiction, they know who they are!!

Re: Safe in the Tycoon's Arms (10:33am March 4, 2014):

The last thing I did happened about 7 years ago. My Husband lost his job, and in the process we lost our house. We packed what we could in our pop-up camper, and small pick-up truck, and were living at campgrounds, until we could find a new place to live, which turned out to be about 3 hours away from friends and family. It's a new way of life now, but I couldn't be happier, and would never know what was ahead if not for our bump in the road, so to speak. It hasn't been easy, but every day is a new adventure, as well as a blessing!!

Re: Degree of Risk (10:13am March 2, 2014):

This sounds like a real heart-stopping, page turner!! I'm really looking forward to reading it!! You definately put every ingredient, as well as your heart into this book, and I'm sure the men, as well as the women in uniform, thank you for writing this book!!

Re: Must Love Dukes (10:24am February 27, 2014):

I suppose I should consider myself pretty fortunate. My Husband does most of the grocery shopping in town, so I'm able to miss those run ins. However, where we live, it's a small community, and we do have to go to the city at least once a month for supplies. We've been lucky that we haven't had more than a couple of brief run-ins with people we knew and were able to go on our way. I let my Husband do the talking, while I stood back a bit, and nodded my head. They all pretty much know that due to my health issues, that I'm not in town for a long visit to the stores, which would tire me out, so they don't keep us long, and that's sweet of them on their part. Your book is definately one that will be on my TBR list!! I love the cover, too!!

Re: Tempted by the Soldier (12:08pm February 26, 2014):

If you're referring to which genre of books, my choice is all over the map!! It depends on what mood I'm in. If I feel content at the time, I'll cozy up with a good Romance. Sometimes it's even a memoir, and lately those have been a book written by a layperson about their personal life - not a famous persons' biography, although I read some of those, too!! Some days I'm in the mood for a good mystery, or even a Historical non-fiction book about anything from one of the wars to the Presidents. So you see, it all depends on my mood. My other addiction is jellybeans (a certain brand) to eat while I read. When it's cold out, I love my French Vanilla Cappuccinos or Hot Chocolate, or Mocha Coffee when I can find it. Otherwise I always have an Iced Tea or glass of Coke handy!!

Re: The Chance (11:54am February 26, 2014):

Both of your books sound amazing, and I'll be sure to put them on my TBR list!! Thank you for coming today and giving a little extra background about your upcoming books!! I always enjoy reading these stories. They give me a chance to know the Author a little better, too, and get to know a piece of what goes into their writing.

Re: The Trouble With Honor (9:42am February 25, 2014):

A tea would be lovely, but I would have to sip mine from a distance. However, the excerpt has me totally drawn in, and I would love to read the book, nonetheless!! I'm sure the story is going to take me for quite a ride, and I would love to read it!! The cover is exquisite, as always!! Congratulations on another hit!!

Re: Country Heaven (9:12am February 22, 2014):

A Country singer can take a song, and really MAKE you feel the emotion he wants to portray. If he wants you to cry, he'll find the right song and tempo to do so. If he wants you to dance, he does that as well. He also has a way of telling a story, and sometimes it feels as if it's your life that he's telling the world. Some of them have that fancy swagger and stance that really get to you, too!!

Re: Mint Juleps and Justice (9:04am February 22, 2014):

I enjoyed reading your posting today, and when I got to the part about your Husband, my heart just dropped!! Saying how sorry I am for your loss are only words, but they come from deep in my heart. It takes a strong Woman to go on and continue with your post, in the face of adversity, and I commend you for it. I don't know if I could do so so soon. As for your Hero, I agree with you that I prefer one who is a little of both. He should be strong, but know when to back down and be on the soft side. The cover to your latest book is so enchanting, and I'm sure what's on the inside will be even more wonderful!! Congratulations!!

Re: Full Measures (8:55am February 22, 2014):

I was once involved with a man who was in the military. It could have been an interesting life, and I didn't mind it, but he had extra baggage involved with it, which I don't care to get into, and I could see that it wasn't going to work. At times I miss part of it, but it does take a lot of sacrifice on both the soldiers' part, as well as the spouse. I wasn't an army brat, but my Father served in WWII, and earned a Silver Star while serving in France, I believe. To this day, he's never discussed how he earned his award, but I heard that he was almost blown up in a trailer, while sending messages to the troops in Morse Code. How times have changed!! Anyway, congratulations on your book, and thank your Husband for his service to our Country!!

Re: Oath of the Brotherhood (12:39pm February 21, 2014):

All I can say is - "What if I were fortunate enough to win your book?" Then I could curl up in my favorite chair, with a Starbucks bevarage, my kitties, and get whisked off to your Isle of Seare, at lease for a while. Great post and awesome cover!! Can't wait to read your trilogy!!

Re: The Cowboy's Mail Order Bride (11:32am February 20, 2014):

Your story really touched me deeply, and moved me to tears!! Back then, times were so different, and a Woman could take a chance, knowing that her odds of making it were pretty darn good!! Back then, and even going back to WWII, soldiers had pen pals, and that's how a lot of the solidiers ended up finding their "dream girl." I admire you for taking the leap, and congratulate you for staying together for so many years. The excerpt from your book took my breath away, and left me wanting more!! I can't wait to curl up on my favorite chair, with a cup of hot chocolate, and start reading!! The cover was beautifully done, too!! The background reminds me of the couple riding off into the sunset. Congratulations on your book!!

Re: Lord of the Sea (10:28am February 19, 2014):

A perfect Hero is a man who does everything right. He knows how to keep a Woman happy. He's good with children and family. He can cook and clean. He's strong when he needs to be, yet can be gentle at the drop of a hat. He has a great sense of humor!! He's also "easy on the eyes." He loves to dance, and goes for walks on the beach. He likes to do things on impulse. I hope that's enough ideas!! I love your take with your latest book, however, because we all know that everyone has their flaws, and I would love to read about a man who has flaws, and how he overcomes them!! Thank you for coming out of hiatus, and congratulations on your latest book!! I hope it's the start of another stab at writing books!! The cover isn't too shabby, either!! Simple, yet makes a statement!!

Re: High-Heeled Wonder (10:36am February 18, 2014):

I've looked at the site Go Fug Yourself a couple of times, and gotten a kick out of it. Unfortunately, my time has been limited on the computer for quite a while, due to commitments and other things going on in my life which have had to take priority ( i.e. sick Dad in nursing home ). I loved reading your posting today. It not only made me realize how much I've missed, but it brought a bit of a smile to my face. Your book sounds like it'll be a fun, mysterious read, and the type of book I can put on my TBR list. What a way to start out the series!! Congratulations!!

Re: Once In A Lifetime (10:14am February 18, 2014):

That excerpt left me wanting more!! It also makes me upset that you're only giving an e-copy of your book, since I don't own an e-reader!! I would love to read your book, and I wish that you would have given a choice to the winner of an e-copy or print, since you've left a lot of people out of today's contest!! There are a lot of us that love Romance, and this book sounds like the perfect read to round out the Winter with!!

Re: Lord of Swords (9:18am February 17, 2014):

Hi, Ann!! I really enjoyed reading your posting, and was all set to make my comment, when the last paragraph stopped me in my tracks!! How am I able to spread the love, when you are giving an e-book?? I don't own an e-reader, and am sure that I'm not alone. How I wish the Authors would give us a choice of e-book or print copy, which would make it easier, all the way around. Nonetheless, I'll make my comment. I am thrilled for you that you gained a Daughter-in-Law, and am happy for your Son. This is definately the month for Love, since I've just celebrated my 31st Wedding Anniversary on the 12th!! I wasn't aware of Love your Pet Day, so that means my kitties will get extra loving that day (as if they're not spoiled enough)!! I also wasn't aware of Love your Library Month, and since I'm down there enough doing work for them, I'll have to ask the Librarians if they were aware of that fact. I'll also have to make time to read your latest book, when I'm not busy spreading all this Love!! Enjoy the rest of your month!!

Re: Once Upon a Masquerade (8:32am February 16, 2014):

My Romance Heroes run the gamut, because it depends on my mood at the time. Sometimes I'm in the mood for a funny love story, and at other times I'm in the mood for something I can really sink my teeth into (no pun intended). The only Romance Hero I tend to shy away from is the Hero that is too overbearing. That type tends to turn me off. I adored the cover of your latest book from the first time I laid eyes on it, and I also can't wait to read it!! The excerpt sounds as mysterious as the cover. Congratulations on what I'm sure will hit its' mark as a real hit!!

Re: Once Upon a Masquerade (8:59am February 15, 2014):

Personally, I don't care for the Heroes to be too domineering, although I know they need to be to a fault. By that I mean that I enjoy reading about the Hero who swoops in, and knocks the Heroine off her feet - more on the order of the old-fashioned Romance. When you start talking about Alpha males, domineering, and that sort of thing, to me, it's a bit of a turn-off. They can be a bit domineering, but they also have to have a tender side to them, as well as a humorous side which is more beoming. Your latest book sounds like it's going to be a real-page turner, and I can't wait to read it!! I adore the cover, too!! It's quite a switch from the ladies in ball gowns!! Congratulations on your book!!

Re: What The Groom Wants (11:14am February 13, 2014):

Well, Jade, now that you gave the answer, I suppose all I have to do is give a comment now!! lol I always adore when you come here and make a posting, and I know I'll adore your latest book!! The cover is to die for!! Thank you for stopping by and giving a little heads' up on your latest book!! I know it's already on its' way to being a big hit!!

Re: Much Ado About Jack (11:02am February 13, 2014):

I believe Shakespeare would be taken aback by the Industrial Revolution. I also think that as far as Jane Auten is concerned, he would handle her one of two ways, had he been able to be alive then. His ego would have made him continue to try and outdo her, or he would try and collaborate with her, to see what they could come up with. That would make an interesting concept!! I love reading about England, and this book is no exception!! It would make a nice addition to the books I have for the end of Winter and early Spring. The cover is very elegant, yet a little on the naughty side, too!! Congratulations on what I'm sure will be a hit!!

Re: Town In A Strawberry Swirl (10:45am February 10, 2014):

This sounds like a fun read!! I have friends who live in Maine, so I'm sure I'll be able to relate. I love the cover as well!! Someone did a wonderful job on the artwork!! Congratulations on your latest book, which I'm sure is going to do very well!!

Re: What The Groom Wants (1:15pm February 7, 2014):

The only one I can come up with is long distance. You can use your imagination here by what I mean. :-) Have a very Happy Valentine's Day!! I love the cover, and can't wait to read your book!!

Re: The MacGregor's Lady (1:07pm February 7, 2014):

I went straight to the comment section, so forgive me if this question was asked already. Which do you prefer to write about - the Scottish or the English, and why?? Also, is the Lady on the book cover in the dress of that period?? I adore the cover, but noticed the bare back of the dress she is wearing. I thought for that period, they wore high collars. Your book sounds like a great read to wind up my Winter, and I can't wait to get my hands on it!! Congratulations!! Have a Happy Valentine's Day!!

Re: A Minute on the Lips (12:57pm February 7, 2014):

You made very good choices, and I have one to add, although I'm sure you might not be familiar with him. His name is Percy Warwick, and his character is found in the book Roses, by Leila Meacham. It happened to be the first book of hers that I read, and I fell in love with the characters, as well as the book!! Although the book is over 600 pages long, I couldn't stop reading the book until I finished it, which meant I stayed up late that night. Percy was a one-of-a-kind kind of guy, and I can't say more than that, without giving the story line away. You just have to take my word for it. I love the cover of your book, can relate to the story line completely, since I knew someone like your main character, and would love to read your book!! Have a Happy Valentines Day!!

Re: Breakaway Hearts (11:52am February 6, 2014):

I'm looking forward to the Olympics as well, since I've been hooked on them since I was small, and that was a long time ago!! I'll spare you the number of games that I've watched. :-) There are 2 problems for me, though. Where I live, I only get broadcasts from Canada, so I don't know what kind of coverage I'm going to get, although I hold nothing against the Canadian athletes. The other problem is that in Russia, the games are actually 9 hours ahead of time, which is a fact that I don't think many people are aware of. It's going to make viewing a bit rough at times. As for writing a book, I know there have been books written about hockey (your pick, as well as others, and one of my loves) as well as ice skating (one of my other loves). There are a host of other sports that I love in the Olympics, but they wouldn't make for good reading, so I wouldn't even put them down here, so I think I would have to pick Ice Dancing. I think the plot would either be about one partner falling for their partner without the other one realizing it, which happens all the time, or one partner falling for a partner of another Ice Dancing team, which happens occasionally. Whether the teams break up or not is the rest of the story. Your book sounds like a great read, and since I'm a Hockey fan, I know I'll enjoy it!! Let's pray that the Olympics go off without any hitches, and everyone gets home safely.

Re: A Perfect Distraction (11:26am February 6, 2014):

We celebrate Valentine's Day if we have the funds to do so at the time, but it also falls the same week as our Anniversary, so it's more of a mulit-celebration when we're able to go out. My Husband is full of surprises, and tries to do at least something a little special that week, so the day doesn't just "pass by." By that I mean both our Anniversary as well as Valentine's Day. We prefer to clump it all into one day, and make it a little more special. This year it's going to be 31 years, and it really doesn't seem like it's been that long. Time marches by in the beginning, then as you get a little older, it tends to fly. My flowers won't come until he'll be able to pick them from the wild. My days of Purple Roses (my favorite) or mixed bouquets are over due to funds, so I'll have to wait until Spring, when he'll go outside for a walk, and pick a bouquet of wildflowers as a surprise. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day, and that your Husband really surprises you this year!!

Re: Miss Molly Robbins Designs A Seduction (11:16am February 6, 2014):

Not only have I fallen in love with the cover, but I fell in love with the book, after reading the excerpt you provided today!! This book would make for wonderful reading to finish off the Winter, with a cup of hot chocolate on one side, and my kittens on the other!! You also gave me a little bit of a History lesson, which I was more than thrilled to learn about!! Congratulations on your latest book, which I'm sure is going to do very well!!

Re: Baden-Powell's Beads: Aksum (11:40am February 3, 2014):

It looks like I have some catching up to do before I can get to your latest book!! I'll probably be able to relate to your female character Cheri, but I'd just have to change the sex. Let's just call it personal reasons, but I can definately relate. ;-) It sounds like a great read, with plenty of action, and a real page-turner, which is something I've been looking for lately. Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: Risk Taker (11:39am February 1, 2014):

I could listen to your synopsis all day!! You definately have me hooked!! I can't wait to read both books and see how the story unfolds. You definately have a way with words, and are, in my opinion, what I would consider a Master Storyteller!! Great cover, too!! Congratulations!!

Re: The Roses Underneath (10:56am January 31, 2014):

I believe that art is very important, and not enough emphasis is being put on it - especially when it comes to our children. They should be made aware of the work of the Masters, because it brings the past to life, and quite possibly could awaken the future artist in a child or even an adult that sees it. I haven't been able to see any of this artwork myself, but would love to have the chance. I have been fortunate, however, to be friends with Artists who have some degree of notoriety, and know what goes into making a painting, and getting out into the public with your work. We have to keep the work alive - be it a painting, sculpture, or whatever medium the work falls into. There are so many categories!! I would love to read your book, since you seem to be an art lover as well. Congratulations on your book!!

Re: The Wedding Game (10:42am January 31, 2014):

I like weddings too, but don't get out to enough of them. I live too far away, and it would be too expensive for my Husband and I to come into town for one. There's so many variables in my life that really make it next to impossible, anyway, and I miss seeing the family!! Anyway, your book really sounds like a fun read!! Where I live, we only get Canadian tv, and they don't show the Bachelor programs, so I don't keep up on the latest couples. Your book, however, would make for a fun read to break up my stack of books that I have for the rest of the Winter!! I have some good romances, and a book like yours would be a welcomed change!! It's a great cover, too!! Congratulations on your latest book, and on your future book. With 4 kids and everything else on your plate, I don't know where you find the time!!

Re: Control (9:13am January 30, 2014):

This book is normally not my genre of reading, but it does sound interesting. It would be perfect for this time of year, to help warm up the final chill of Winter. I love to read about the Authors' insight into writing their books, and to have an opportunity to win one as well. It makes the book a little more special that way. Congratulations on your book!! I'm sure it will do well.

Re: Diva in the Dugout (10:14am January 29, 2014):

I used to be a real "sports nut" in general, until I moved to the area I'm living in now. All I get on my tv is channels from Canada, and they don't show ANY sports worth mentioning, outside of golf, which I find boring!! I don't care to listen to it on the radio, because it's not the same as actually watching the action play out, so I've pretty much given it up, as I have a lot of things I've enjoyed of my prior life before I moved. The withdrawal was hard, but you get used to it. Your books sound like a fun read, and I think the titles are really cute and snappy in their own way. They'll make for a great read this time of year. Congratulations!!

Re: Teacup Turbulence (9:19am January 27, 2014):

I'm amazed at how your mind works to come up with so many great ideas, but I'm also glad that you've come up with these ideas to be able to write such great books!! Your Teacup Turbulence cover is to die for!! I'm in love with the cover, and know that I'll love the story as well, even though it's sad how people can treat dogs so inhumane!! Covert Attraction sounds good, too, and sounds like a book that can be ripped from today's headlines!! I'll be looking forward to your upcoming books as well. Congratulations!!

Re: The Splendour Falls (9:45am January 24, 2014):

The first time I laid eyes on my Husband (before we were married), I said to myself that I was going to marry him one day. It took a few years of us going our separate ways, but after he came to his senses, and through a mutual friend, we got back together, and the next thing I knew, he was proposing!! We have been married now for over 30 years!! I also dreamed about living in the area that I'm living in now, and it's finally come to pass, too!! It's quiet, scenic, beautiful, and near the water. So you could say my car might not be fast, but it's getting me where I want to go!! lol Loved your posting today, love the cover to your book, and can't wait to read your book!!

Re: Poison Town (9:33am January 24, 2014):

The cover of your book looks like any of the industrial towns in the Midwest, and captures the flavor perfectly!! I love stories like this, and it vaguely reminds me of the story Silkwood, although I'm sure that your book is going in a slightly different direction. Since I grew up and still live not that far from where your fictional story is depicted, I can't wait to read your book, to find out how your story unfolds. There isn't a day that goes by where I live, where you read in the local paper that there is some sort of water pollution that has been discovered, or other type of land pollution from a former industry that has been abandoned on a piece of property. With your background, I'm sure this book is going to be part fact, part story, part thriller!! Congratulations!!

Re: Wishing On Buttercups (9:22am January 24, 2014):

It's always nice to find an Author in my age group, because I know that we'll be on the same wavelength. Your books sound like they're going to be quite uplifting, and after the long Winter we've been having, they'll be just the ticket, right about now!! Not only do I love the cover of your latest book, but I love the message inside of it. Over the years, I've gone through my bouts of insecurities and struggles. Some were brought on by outside sources, and others were of my own making. I've managed to pull through most of them pretty much unscathed, but still have a couple that I have been relying on Faith to help get me through. I think your books will be very beneficial, and will have to put them on my TBR list. Thank you for a very lovely posting, and I don't, for one minute, think of you as a phony, when you can help so many other people!!

Re: Scent Of Butterflies (10:52am January 23, 2014):

I must confess that I'm not familiar with your book, nor your screenplay, but I would love to read your book so much!! I know that it's one that I could pass around to a few women I know from the library where I live, and perhaps they can even use it at their book club, if they haven't done so already!! It sounds like an engrossing read, and I know that I'd really be able to get rapt up in the story, due to people in my life I can relate to. This is the perfect read to finish off my Winters' reading list off with, and will be put on my TBR list!!

Re: Beyond the Precipice (7:53am January 22, 2014):

This book sounds like it will be a great read. It's amazing that our Parents can have such an affect on us through the years. My Mother had an effect on my life, but not in this direction. I would love to read this book, just to see how the story plays out. I know my life would have been completely different, had I just listened to my gut insticts instead of my Mothers' statements to me, when I was making my life's most important decisions.

Re: Love Songs for the Road (10:35am January 21, 2014):

I, too, was the victim of an internet breach. Someone opened a Facebook account in my name, and started to post things that apparantly were not allowed by there rules. The next thing I knew, not only did I get an e-mail by the perpetrator, but I got an e-mail from Facebook, telling me they were freezing my account until I played by their rules. I had to fight with Facebook to get the account shut down completely, and refuse to open another one. I don't trust them for some reason, and have enough trouble keeping up with the e-mails I currently have. If I told you how many I have in my inbox, you wouldn't believe me, so I'll keep it to myself, but it's hard to keep up with my outside activities, which generate half of my e-mails. Anyway, I hope that in time you will heal enough to come to terms with what happened to you. I can put myself in your shoes, and feel for you, but remember that it happened in High School. At some point you need to let it go, and get on with your life. I've done that with so many things. Good luck with your book, and I'm looking forward to reading it.

Re: Repossessed (11:48am January 20, 2014):

This isn't my normal genre of reading, but you definately are a master of words!! Your synopsis of the book has me hooked, and I'm really curious to read your book - in fact, this might even get me started into the genre itself!! I got so burned out hearing about Twilight, that I ran in the other direction!! This book, on the other hand, looks like the type of book that would make for some great Winter reading that would actually be enjoyable!! Thank you for posting today, and letting us know about your book!!

Re: Resisting the Hero (2:34pm January 19, 2014):

All 3 of these stories sound like they're going to be a good read, and I can't wait to read your book, and find out how you let them play out!! I'm glad that you're a hopeless Romantic like I am, and I, too, love to read a good Romance - be it a story, or an entire book about one set of characters!! Congratulations on your book, and I will be looking forward to getting cozy one more time in my favorite chair, with a cup of hot chocolate, and this book to keep me warm. What timing with this book to warm a person up on the last half of Winter, and put a smile on your face!!

Re: One Rogue Too Many (9:01am January 17, 2014):

I don't think a Woman ever forgets her first crush!! That's a part that stays with her for the rest of her life!! Everyone thought that I would marry mine, but it was not to be. Such is life, but I'm very happy with the person that I did marry. He was a crush as well!! As for your excerpt, it took my breath away!! I wish I had your book in front of me, so I could continue reading!! I adore the cover, too!! Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a great book!! It's on my TBR list for sure!!

Re: More Than A Touch (8:35am January 17, 2014):

I really can't break it down the way you did, but when I read a book, if I can't put myself in the shoes of the heroine, so to speak, and experience the plot along with the characters, the book to me isn't really worthwhile. I've read a lot of books over the years, and some, although not many, were like school primers, while others were books that I completely lost myself in. One book that I keep recommending time and again, is Roses, by Leila Meacham. It's a lengthy book, but one I couldn't put down until I was finished with it. I read it a while back, but still can't get the story out of my head. That book is definately a keeper in my book (no pun intended)!! Your list was pretty much on the mark, though, and my Husband would tell you that I follow the first rule of yours a little too closely!! The cover to your latest book is really beautiful, and I can't wait to read it!!

Re: Sadie's Secret (8:22am January 17, 2014):

I love reading books like this, because they bring History back to life!! As soon as I hear the name Pinkerton, my ears immediately perk up, because I remember that he had quite the reputation back in his day!! It was wonderful to read a little more about his background, and this book is definately on my TBR list, as well as the other books of yours!! I'm so glad that you chose this topic to write about!! I love the covers, too!!

Re: Mr. Virile and the Girl Next Door (10:20am January 15, 2014):

Interesting answers this week, but you can tell that he's definately a player!! At least she has her head on straight!! This would definately make an interesting, and I'm sure, aggravating at times, read.

Re: Sweet Southern Betrayal (10:13am January 15, 2014):

Since you probably can't get your Husband to get into a bell-bottomed jumpsuit, I would opt for the next best thing, which would be the Bluez Brothers Wedding!! I think it sounds like fun, and from the sounds of your posting, the other ones sound too drab for your tastes!! I've never been to Vegas myself, but it's supposed to be a fun city, and who wants to go there and be all stuffy?? Whatever you choose, when you persuade your Husband, I hope you have a great time!! Have a happy 20th!!

Re: Limoncello Yellow (10:21am January 14, 2014):

I think I would have to pick Venice, California, since New Orleans has already been chosen. I picked this city on what I've heard from people I know who live there. First of all, you have people who live by the canals, and they have boat parades there for certain occasions. I've seen photographs, and they not only decorate these small to large boats, but they put lights on them, so they can parade them at night as well!! Then you have Venice Beach with their boardwalk, shops, artists, and collection of people who congregate there. Need I say more!! There are so many places that I could have chosen that fit the bill for different reasons, but in a few mile radius, this city packs more color in a few square miles than any other place, outside of New Orleans, than any other place that I know of, mainly due to the crush of people that come to see what the big draw is. I'm really looking forward to reading your book!! I love the cover, and know I'm going to love what's inside it even more!! I have a girlfriend that lives in New Orleans, and she fills me in about what happens out there all the time!! This book will be a joy to read!!

Re: A Perfect Distraction (7:55am January 13, 2014):

At one time, I was a bit of a make-up hoarder, but after my Husband lost his job, and we lost our house, we were living in a pop-up camper. There aren't a lot of items you can fit in one of those, when you have to take the items you're going to start your life over again on. Anyway, I never was able to grow my nails, so I don't get nailpolish. I only buy a couple of tubes of mascara at a time - budget allowing. I don't wear eyeshadow or face powder, at least powder very rarely. I only own one blusher, and use it until it runs out!! My eye-liners I purchase as needed. Lip gloss I tend to keep on hand a bit more, since I wear it whether I have makeup on or not. It's tough working on a tight budget, but that's the only way I can start to get ahead. Thank you for a very enlightening article!!

Re: The Harlot's Tale (7:41am January 13, 2014):

You got me from the word go in this book!! Anything to do with English History has my interest peaked. To find a story of this magnitude, that doesn't involve the Romance genre, is truly a find, and I'm even more interested!! I wasn't aware of this facet of History, and have learned something new. These books will definately be on my TBR list, and I am honestly looking forward to reading about them, and asking my friend from England if he was aware of what took place. Thank you for bringing these facts to light to share with the rest of us!!

Re: Mr. Virile and the Girl Next Door (7:28am January 13, 2014):

In this case, I would have to take the She said answer to the question. She seems to be more spot on with how men and women "tick" in a relationship. The book sounds like an interesting read, even though I've been happily married for a long time.

Re: Shadowed By Grace (10:05am January 10, 2014):

First, let me take my hat off to you, as a matter of speech!! I don't know how you can get involved in all of these wonderful things with your life, considering the fact that you're raising 4 children!! As for your book, I'm thrilled that you're keeping History alive!! My Father served in WWII, and although he's spoken little about what he did there, I DO know that he earned a Silver Star for his bravery, along with other medals. I also know that he almost got killed by the Germans overseas, while he was in a trailer, with another soldier, sending coded messages to the troops. General Patton was his Commander. Anyway, I absolutely fell in love with the cover of your book, and know that I am truly going to love the book itself!! I read anything having to do with WWII, partially because of my Dads' involvement with the war, and partially due to the fact that I'm a result of the war effort, so to speak. I've always had a fascination with the atrocities that occured, and feel that more books should be kept out there so that the younger generation should be kept informed about what happened not that long ago. Thank you again for keeping the truth out there!!

Re: Songs of Shenandoah (9:50am January 10, 2014):

When I read a book, I try to put myself in the place of the main character, and feel what they are going through. In the case of your book, I'll probably connect with one of the characters that I can most easily relate to, and take it from there. I might even be able to feel what they're all going through, at some point. Your book sounds like a wonderful read, and I'm truly sorry that I missed out on the other two of the trilogy!! I'll have to put them on my TBR list so that I can get caught up!! Congratulations on your last book of the series!! I'm sure you'll find a way to keep the characters alive. The cover is wonderfully done, too!!

Re: Compromising Willa (9:56am January 9, 2014):

I'm really looking forward to reading this book, because it mirrors someone in my own family that did the same thing. They dated for years, until his Mother passed away, then they got married. The thing is, when I saw them, they didn't seem deliriously happy, and were too old by then to have children, so they adopted a child. When the child was in their teens, I believe, he passed away, leaving her all alone to raise the child. There's much more to the story, but I don't think it was a very happy story in itself. They should have married when they were young, and the Mother was still living, in my opinion. I think they dated for over 20 years, which was a shame, and wasted the best years of their lives. Reading your book will probably have a lot of parallels to this person. I'll have to read the others as well, since they sound equally as good!! Congratulations on your book!!

Re: The Magic Between Us (9:37am January 9, 2014):

I'm thrilled for your son!! Not only is this opening up a new world for him, but it's going to help him with his schoolwork in general. As for your book, it's a genre that I haven't read yet, because I haven't found a story line that really peaked my interest - until now. Your book sounds like a real page-turner, and I love the way you've involved both worlds in the story line. I can't wait to read it. The cover is really beautifully done, too!! Congratulations with your Son, and on what I'm sure is going to be a hit with the readers!!

Re: Lord Of The Hunt (9:26am January 9, 2014):

I loved Romeo and Juliet as well, but then again, I've always been a big fan of the works of Shakespeare. He always wrote with the flair of the dramatic, and the ending was sad, but so appropriate for his writing. I too, prefer to have a love story with a happy ending, or sometimes like a surprise ending, depending on my mood at the time. Your book sounds like it's going to be a real page-turner, and I can't wait to get it in my hands!! I'll have to make sure to have it on my TBR list!! Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a big hit with the readers!!

Re: The Purchase (9:49am January 8, 2014):

Due to the amount of research you did, I'm sure you nailed the story!! I'm anxious to get my hands on your book, after reading the synopsis. History, as painful as it is at times, has to be kept alive, and we owe a debt of gratitude to Authors such as you who do their best to keep parts of History alive, so that others will know how our great Country began. Thank you for your work!!

Re: Amber House: Neverwas (11:42am January 7, 2014):

When I read about your Daughter, it was like a stab in my heart!! Although that has never happened to me, but had a close call once, I can sympathize with her, and can only imagine what you went through, and are going through as a Mother!! Your book has peaked my interest, and I'm looking forward to reading it. Congratulations on all of your awards, as well as the sequel to this book. You've worked very hard, not only as a single Mother, but in general to get where you are today.

Re: The Baby in the Window (8:59am January 6, 2014):

You have to be the first Author I've known of who has gone through the lengths they have to come up with such a background for their characters. To me, it seems like excessive work to get information from Google, etc., but if it helps you to write your books, all the better!! Your characters sound very well-rounded, nonetheless, and I'm anxious to read about Nick, as well as Cass and the rest of the characters in your books. It sounds like I'll be taken on quite an emotional ride!! Congratulations on your books, and have a wonderful New Year!!

Re: What the Heart Wants (9:43am January 5, 2014):

I don't own an e-reader, either, but would love to read this book!! Although I'm not that old, I never buried dishrags to dig up again and treat warts, but I have used sweet oil in my ears, as well as others, to treat earaches!! As for that 6th sense, I have a touch of that, too!! One day, for example, I was on the phone with my Girlfriend. Out of the blue, I said to her to "be careful." She told me that she was just staying home that night and fixing dinner. Later that night, I received a call back from her, letting me know that she had just got back from emergency. While she was cutting up vegetables for dinner, she slipped with the knife, and cut her finger open bad enough where she had to go to the hospital for stitches!! It's not the first time I have warned someone about something before, and it's sort of scary, but I've learned to embrace it and use it on those that will accept my advice. That's about all you can do under the circumstances. Your book sounds really good, and I wish that you would have given the winner a choice of hard copy or e-book.

Re: The Groom's Gamble (9:27am January 5, 2014):

It's a toss-up between Thunder Struck and The Groom's Gamble. Here's why. He's a knockout with his clothes on, but when you look at all of the covers with his shirt off, in The Groom's Gamble Cover, he looks the most mature - both in his face and physique. His pecs are really developed, or perhaps he knows how to pose them, but nevertheless, I bet I could stand behind him like that, and get him to open his mouth!! lol j/k I'm looking forward to reading that book especially!! Have a wonderful, Happy, and Healthy New Year!!

Re: Loving Link (9:47am January 4, 2014):

It's always fun when an Author lets you in on a little snippet of their life, especially when it comes to the way that they go about writing their books. I, personally find it fascinating, and don't find you crazy at all!! I'd probably keep a recorder handy to keep ideas in. It's a lot handier than writing everything down, and your ideas can flow a lot faster!! As for your excerpt, I felt like a fly on the wall, and can't wait to find out how the story unfolds!! I didn't think that this type of story would interest me, but I was so wrong!! I'll be looking forward to reading your book!! Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!!

Re: Paws For Murder (11:30am January 2, 2014):

First off, I'm in love with the cover!! I'm trying to imagine who would commit a murder in Merryville, but I'm looking forward to reading your book and finding out!! After reading your posting, you left me hanging with enough twists, to make me wish I had the book here in front of me to start reading and find out for myself today!! Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!!

Re: Wild Violets (11:24am January 2, 2014):

This is such an interesting book, yet it's sad. The main thing is that you're reunited, although fractured as a family. If I were to ever write a book about my childhood, people wouldn't believe it actually happened. My Sisters and I remained fairly close throughout life, but after my Mother passed away, our family fell apart. My Dad is still alive, but has done nothing to keep us together as a family. Now he's in bad health and my Sister put him in a nursing home. That's another story. Anyway, I am putting your book on my TBR list, and I'm sure that I'll be able to relate to your story on some capacity.

Re: The Trigger (9:26am January 1, 2014):

I haven't stockpiled, but really should, because the weather can get quite nasty where I live, for starters. I've also read enough articles on line to make me want to be prepared for anything, since I feel that something is going to come down the pike, as they say, in the near future. I'd rather be safe than sorry. Your book sounds quite good, and I'll be looking forward to reading it. Happy New Year!!

Re: The Bad Boy Billionaire's Wicked Arrangement (10:49am December 31, 2013):

I would assume that any Billionaires would be hard to find, because they aren't the type to really want to spend any money, so they would be a bit of a recluse. Why do I say this?? Any of my acquaintances that I know who have money, are the least likely to want to part with it. If they go out, it's to places that don't charge admission, because they don't want to part with their money. Therefore, I think I'd like to meet my Billionaire along the beach somewhere, where I'm shell and beach glass hunting, so that I could break the ice, so to speak. Then I'd be able to talk about the wonderful items that could be made from these gifts from the sea. Your book sounds intriguing, and I'm looking forward to reading it. Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!!

Re: The Scandal in Kissing an Heir (10:30am December 31, 2013):

I'd have to say that I just felt as if I were a fly on the wall!! You have a way with words, and are so descriptive with your dialogue, that I was left wanting more!! I'm really looking forward to reading your book, and to finding out the entire story, and to find out how it unfolds!! Whomever did your cover, did a wonderful job, too!! It's beautifully done!! Have a very Happy and Healthy New Year!!

Re: If Wishes Were Earls (10:57am December 30, 2013):

Knowing that there are so many of your books out there floating around, I have a lot of reading to do!!! This excerpt was so sweet in its' own way, and yet - it left me hanging, and wanting to find out what happened!! I'm going to be going crazy, wondering how the story unfolds, until I have your book in my hands!! Let me say that I also enjoyed your posting very much!! Anyone who is a fellow knitter, has to be of the same mind-set!! Have a very Happy, and Healthy New Year!!

Re: Murder on the Orient Espresso (6:47am December 29, 2013):

I enjoyed reading your posting. After reading further, and seeing that your books are rated right along with some of my favorite authors, I know that I have to read your books!! That would explain why I enjoyed your posting so much!! I also thought whomever did the cover of your book was very clever, and I really liked it!! It looks like I have some reading to catch up on the rest of this Winter!! Congratulations on your latest book, and have a very Happy and Healthy New Year!!

Re: Freezer I'll Shoot (10:41am December 28, 2013):

Normally I don't make New Year's resolutions, but this year I'm making an exception. I'm planning on not only organizing my time better, but organizing my apartment!! This past year has been such a whirlwind for me, that I had to let a lot of things go by the wayside, and now that I'm working on the time aspect, I have to work on organizing paperwork, and getting my knitting, crocheting, and reading materials in order, and things cleaned up better in general, so that I'll feel a bit better when I walk around here. Have a Happy and Healthy New Year, and I'll have to keep some of your ideas in mind!! I loved your posting!! I know I'll love your book, and your tote bag would come in handy to take some of my paperwork around from one place to another!! :-)

Re: Needing Her (9:00am December 24, 2013):

Back when I was a teenager, I was walking with a girlfriend, when she wanted to walk past a friends' house. We were talking with that friend (male), and she had a crush on his buddy. Nobody else was home, and they tried to drag us in the house!! I was so horrified, that to get back at him, I sent him a tube of liquid rubber in the mail, with a note in the box. To this day, he doesn't know who sent it to him, and it's been decades!! He used to be quite the ladies' man in his teens, by the way!! As for your book, I don't own an e-reader, which puts me at a disadvantage, and am on dial-up, which means anything to download takes hours!! Your book does sound good, though!! Have a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!!

Re: Restless Spirit (12:49pm December 22, 2013):

I moved to a small town, and love it. The people are nice here, and it takes a while before they make you one of their own. Once you're accepted, you start hearing a little about what's going on, but the problem is that you don't know all of the faces to go with the information!! I thank God for bringing me to this town, and showing me that I needed to slow down and appreciate the world around me, as well as its' people - quirks and all. I came here at a very critical time in my life, and this town made all the difference!!

Re: How Beauty Met the Beast (9:54am December 21, 2013):

I found the blog touching, amusing, and enlightening. I'm also looking forward to reading the book being highlighted, as well as possibly trying some of the other authors mentioned. I hope both of you Ladies and your families have the best Christmas, and I wish you both a very Happy and Healthy New Year!!

Re: Welcome Back To Apple Grove (11:57am December 20, 2013):

My favorite cookie is one that's been passed down from my Mom, and she was known for making them. I believe that she got the recipe from her Mother, too. It's a cookie that is rolled out in crescent shapes. The dough is very flaky and sweet, and takes 2 days to make. I use the old filling of prune, which you don't realize you're eating, but some people use a nut filling. I've also used apricot filling, but always go back to the original prune. Every year, my friends ask me if I'm going to bring them some of my Mom's cookies, and in the beginning, they turned their nose when I told them what they were filled with. So now I'm known for her cookies, just like she is!! The other cookie I'm known for are cherry winks, which are also really good!! I know both of those are going to be as good as your book, and I'm looking forward to sitting down with a big plate of cookies and your book, for some serious reading!! Have a wonderful Christmas, and a Happy New Year!!

Re: Take Over at Midnight (11:41am December 20, 2013):

I love the way you write!! It makes me feel as if I were a fly on the wall, so to speak, and that's exactly the way a reader should feel when they open a book!! I'm looking forward to reading this book, since I'd like to learn more about your characters, and how the story line plays out. Have a wonderful Christmas, and a great New Year!!

Re: Platform 21 (8:20am December 18, 2013):

It's great to see that you've finally accomplished your dream. Having encouragement along the way is half the battle. The other half is guts. I've got a non-fiction book in my head that I've wanted to write for decades, but am too chicken to put pen to paper. I'd also need to go as an anonymous nom de plume, because too many people would recognize themselves, and some people could be a little upset with me, even if I didn't use their names, just the circumstances. I've got the guts to a degree, but not quite enough, and under the circumstances, I don't have the backing. I just have the backing of a few friends who don't realize the full impact. Your book has a very interesting plot. I'm interested in reading it, and I hope it gives you the urge to take another dream, and put pen to paper again. Congratulations!!

Re: Meet the Earl at Midnight (7:57am December 18, 2013):

The one tradition we had every year was my Mom baking her famous Christmas cookies. They were very time consuming, considering this recipe, which had been passed down to her, took 2 days to make!! When I got to be old enough, I would help her make them, and once she came down with Alzheimer's, I continued to bake them, and I still bake them to this day, and pass some of them around to family and friends for the Holidays. It has now become my tradition, even though I unfortunately don't have children of my own, but consider it to be my "heavenly" bond with my Mom every year. I also enjoy making them, unlike my lazy Sisters!! lol Have a wonderful Christmas, and a Happy New Year!!

Re: Bite Me, Your Grace (10:40am December 17, 2013):

Let me start out by saying that I wanted to give you my Sympathies in the loss of your Mother. I know that when it happens, things seem so surreal, and you never quite get over the grieving process. My Mother passed away almost 12 years ago, and it still seems like yesterday. My problem is that I never took the time out to really grieve her death. There was so much going on in my life at the time, that I sort of went through the motions of taking care of my Dad, and taking care of loose ends. That out of the way, let me say that I don't read this genre, but after reading your posting, you make me WANT to take a chance and read your books!! I can see how you've really done your research, and poured your heart and soul into your book, and I can't wait to be a part of it!! Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a great career choice for you!!

Re: A Breath Of Frost (10:14am December 17, 2013):

This isn't normally my genre of reading, but it sounds like a book that you can really sink your teeth into, and have a great ride (no pun intended)!! It would make for a great Winter read, and I'm looking forward to reading it. Congratulations on your book, and have a very Merry Christmas, and a great New Year!!

Re: Thrown (8:17am December 16, 2013):

You have all the elements that I adore in a book - animals, the Olympics, Colorado, Romance, who could ask for anything more?? I'm looking forward to snuggling into my favorite chair with a cup of hot chocolate, my own kitties, and your book this Winter, to read your book, and have a great time!! Have a wonderful Christmas, and the Happiest of New Years!! I love the cover, too, by the way!!

Re: Fighting Love (8:00am December 16, 2013):

I have a friend that I've known since High School, and he called me up to let me know that he ran into a mutual friend of ours that I've carried a torch for all of these years. He started to ask how I was doing, and wanted my phone number. My friend gave him a phone number, but not the correct one, without getting my permission. Of course, I wanted to see him again!! To make a long story short, we ended up meeting at his place for coffee, and after seeing each other for a while, we got married, and have been together for over 30 years now!! He never knew about the torch I carried for him all of those years, and we both needed time to live our lives and make our share of mistakes, so to speak. It's been quite an experience, to say the least. Your book sounds good, and I can't wait to read it. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Years!!

Re: The Intangibles (11:23am December 14, 2013):

You put in quite an interesting cast of characters for your book, and I'm anxious to find out how they all come together in your story!! Growing up in Detroit, things were quite a bit different, so I would find this book a bit refreshing. Congratulations on your book, and your upcoming book as well. Have a wonderful Christmas, and all the best in the upcoming New Year!!

Re: Gentlemen Prefer Mischief (11:11am December 13, 2013):

The one thing I love about your book is that it isn't stuffy. You actually made it on the amusing side, which is going to make for a fun read, which is a bit unusual for a book from that time period. This book will definately be on my TBR list!! Whoever did the cover, did an excellent job as well!! It's a beautiful cover, and really grabs your attention!! Congratulations on your latest book, and have a wonderful Christmas and New Years!!

Re: Wicked Little Secrets (11:02am December 13, 2013):

Because you write, I wouldn't hide the fact from anyone. In fact, I would be proud of the fact!! I would give my eye teeth if I had the guts to take the book inside my head, and put pen to paper, but because I was discouraged years ago, I just can't bring myself to do it. Your book sounds like a great read, and I'm looking forward to adding it to my list of books for this Winter!! Congratulations on another accomplishment, and what I'm sure is going to be a real page-turner!! Have a wonderful Christmas and New Years!!

Re: Prince Of Shadows (9:50am December 12, 2013):

After reading your posting, I can see how much thought, care, and heart you've put into your books. I've yet to read a Paranormal Romance, but will have to give your books a try. The cover looks very inviting, too!! They did a great job on it, which is going to get you some new readers. Congratulations on your book, and have a great Holiday!!

Re: Unclaimed (9:29am December 12, 2013):

My favorite part of the Holidays starts with decorating the tree. The majority of the ornaments have been hand-made by me, and each one holds a memory. There are a couple on the tree that I made with my Mom. She's no longer here, and those are extra-special!! The other favorite part is the baking. I love to bake my Mom's special cookies, among others, that she was known for, and to give them to friends and family. It wouldn't be Christmas without having this as part of my yearly ritual!! May you have a very merry Christmas, and a happy and healthy New Year!!

Re: Tangling with the CEO (8:30am December 10, 2013):

Lately I've been reading books that are more on the sweet side, or more in between. Some of the sexy books that I've been reading lately have been more on the raunchy side than sexy, and that's been a bit of a turn off for me. They haven't been on the tasteful side. Anyway, the sweet side could have to do with either my mood, or the time of the season. Your book sounds like the perfect addition for my reading collection for this time of year. I need a few good books to hunker down with in this cold, snowy weather up North, and your book will definately fit the bill. Have a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year!!

Re: Undressing Mr. Darcy (11:36am December 9, 2013):

Please don't shoot me, but I've never read a Jane Austen book before. I'm really out of the loop, as far as reading goes, and have been trying to play catch-up. Your book really peaked my interest, and actually made my day!! I think a Mr. Darcy undressing show would be quite interesting, and Johnny Depp would have my first vote, then Robert Downey Jr. Since you're in the Jane Austen Society, I think I'm going to have to look up your books to get my feet wet, so to speak. Congratulations on your book, and have a Merry Christmas, and the best in the New Year!!

Re: The Best Game (10:42am December 8, 2013):

I found your posting very refreshing. There's a way of writing a sex scene without knowing the size of the male, and exactly what the heroine had to do to get them to the point of intercourse, for example. An Author can write a tasteful scene, such as you described, to have the same effect on the reader, and make it a much more pleasing story. Another thing to consider is if someone slightly underage got a hold of the book by accident, and saw any passages that were written "in poor taste," it could create problems. I've also tended to lean toward the old-fashioned love stories myself, so it's refreshing to find an Author who writes in that vein. I'll have to be sure to look for your books!! I love the cover to your latest book!! Have a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year!!

Re: The Mountain's Shadow (9:56am December 7, 2013):

I've never read an Urban Fantasy book before, but after reading your posting, I just wanted to say that I believe that your background gives you a bit of an edge. Working with people in your capacity, helps you to develop stories, and also gives you insight for plots. It also makes the stories more plausible, through your experience. It looks like I'll have to put your name on my list of Authors to look for, the next time I'm out, and give one of your books a try!! I love the dramatic cover to your latest book!! Congratulations!! Have a wonderful Christmas!!

Re: Stranded (11:04am December 6, 2013):

When I need to get motivated, I keep music on in the background, but nothing too wild. I can't keep my kittens out of my hair, because they're going to do what they're going to do, but I try to do my most intricate work while they're napping. My Husband also knows when he should interrupt me, and when he shouldn't, which is a plus. I always have my glass of Coke nearby, or a nice glass of iced tea for a good energizer, even if it isn't healthy. I do what I have to do. A nice spray of lavender in the air is always refreshing, even if it's supposed to be calming. As for your books, I'm anxious to read them. Since I can't get any more hours in the day, which would be nice, I just have to fit in the time to read your books, which I plan to do this Winter. I have decided to just break down my day, and fit so many hours to do certain things, instead of plunging into it, the way I normally do. I think it will be more constructive that way. I'll also be able to relax and read your books. It will give me time to savor them, the way I want to. Congratulations on getting the set done. I've always been fascinated with Alaska, so these should make an exciting read!! Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!!

Re: Tempest's Course (9:51am December 6, 2013):

You are a Woman after my own heart!! This book is something right up my alley!! I don't quilt yet, but really want to try it in the near future, so any book that's written about quilting, I automatically snatch up and read!! I love reading about old buildings, too!! If this story had taken place in a lighthouse it would have been ideal, but I'll take an old building. I'm fascinated with archetecture from days past, and it breaks my heart when the old buildings are torn down, but that's another story in itself. Your book is actually two stories in one, from the sound of it, and is on my TBR list for the Winter. Since I live up North, once the snow flies, there isn't a great deal to do besides my knitting. I'm looking forward to reading your book, and looking at what pattern the quilt has. It might even be able to be incorporated into a knitting pattern of some sort, too!! Congratulations on your book!! Have a terrific Christmas, and I wish you all the best in the New Year!!

Re: Legend Of The Highland Dragon (9:39am December 6, 2013):

Over all the jobs that I had in my working career, being a secretary was the job that I enjoyed the most. I was fortunate that at the place I worked at, the bosses I had respected me, as well as my position. I also gave them my all in return. Your book sounds like a great read for the Winter, and will be my first dragon book, so I'm really excited about it. Have a great Christmas and New Year!!!

Re: Everlasting Enchantment (9:30am December 6, 2013):

My Husband loves wolves, so that would be what he would probably pick. I would probably pick something more like Merlin, because there have been days where things have been a bit rough for us, and he's managed to come through somehow - almost like pulling something magical out of his hat!! It's like he's a magician!! He also does other things on a daily basis, which remind me of Merlin, so I would have to make him a cross between the two, if it could be possible. Your book sounds interesting, and I love reading about England, so that's an added plus. Congratulations on your book, have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and thank you for the great posting!!

Re: Hustlin' Texas (9:49am December 4, 2013):

Let me make a correction. I take back what I said about the hot guy on the cover, but meant what I said about the other parts!! I just kept thinking about the excerpt, and happened to look down at another book that I was reading. That was my mistake. You have a really awesome cover on the book, though. It doesn't take a hot guy on the cover to sell a book. People know who you are, and just seeing your name, the excerpts on the back, and a quick glance are enough to sell it!! Congratulations again!!

Re: Hustlin' Texas (9:44am December 4, 2013):

I really hate this!! You put such a great lead-in, and now I have to wait in suspense to find out the rest of the story!! It's as bad as staring at the hot guy on the cover!! You have a masterful way with words, but after reading your bio, it makes sense. That's why you got those awards for 2 of your books!! Congratulations on your latest book, which I'm sure is going to fly off the shelves, and I hope I'll be able to get a copy!! Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Re: Rugged Hearts (9:34am December 4, 2013):

I am thankful for having a roof over my head, after losing my house not too long ago, and having to live in a pop-up camper with my Husband and dog, leaving most of our belongings behind. I'm also thankful for our 2 kitties, who have taken the place of our dog, who passed away suddenly, 3 years ago. They are the loves of our life!! I'm also thankful for my good friends, friends whom I've made over the years and still have, and friends who I will make in the future. They help keep me going.
I'm looking forward to reading your book, since I've run across a few "Grinches" over the years. Have a wonderful Christmas, and the very best of New Years'!!

Re: Billionaire Blend (8:23am December 3, 2013):

Every time I read another blurb about one of your books, I fall more in love with you!! The only thing I need to do is find the time to sit down and actually read your book!! The recipes in your book sound really yummy, as do your lime cookies. Knowing that you can freeze the lime ones, are an added plus!! My New Year's resolution will have to be to read your book, along with a couple that I may have missed!! Have a wonderful Christmas, and all the best in the coming year!!

Re: Down Range (11:45am December 1, 2013):

First of all, thank you for your service to our Country!! After reading your posting, and being aware of all of the changes that are going on in the Military, I'm sure that Women are able to handle themselves in combat, although I don't feel they should serve in that capacity. They should stay behind the front lines. My Niece served in Desert Storm, behind the front lines, and even doing the job she was asked to do left her with PTSD, which she has not gotten over!! My heart aches for her, because it's not something you can just snap out of. As for your book, it sounds like a cozy, exciting read, and would make a great book to curl up with this coming Winter!! Congratulations on what I'm sure will be another winner!!

Re: Three Timeless Loves (9:29am November 29, 2013):

There are so many eras I'd love to pick, but one leaps out at me for mainly selfish reasons. I'd love to go back to the late 1800's, so that I could live during the time of my Grandmother and Helen Kelller. They were both my Heroes, and I tried to live my life in their footsteps. I'd also love to live during the life of streetcars, and see technology take hold, such as airplanes flying for the first time instead of zeppelins, for example. It was an exciting time in History, and I would be able to share it with two Women who I adored. All three of your books sound exciting in their own way, and will make for great reading this time of year!! Bring on the hot chocolate!!

Re: Black Widow Demon (9:14am November 29, 2013):

I'm sort of in the same boat you are. We live out in the country, and can only get in 1 Canadian TV channel, 2 on a good day. That gives us slim pickins'. Most of the time, we end up listening to the radio, and I don't really miss TV as much as I used to. The one show my Husband and I watch is Big Bang, as you do, but my Husband is more of a TV junkie. One show that he watches is Played, which you'd probably enjoy. It's a show about young, undercover cops who solve crimes. The other show is Person of Interest. Everyone is under surveillance, and a secret machine can see into the future. You'd really have to watch the show to understand more about it. Outside of that, I have no recommendations for you, since I don't watch TV. I sympathize with you as far as the Canadian choices!! Your book sounds like a real page-turner, and will help me get through the cold Northern Winter!! Love the cover!!

Re: A Perfect Distraction (8:14am November 28, 2013):

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well, Anna!! Since you love Opals, and they're one of my many favorites, I have a tip for you. They're also a fragile stone, and have to stay lubricated so they don't crumble. From time to time, if you put a little dab of sweet oil on a cotton ball, and rub it on your stones, not only does it bring out more of the fire, it keeps them from drying out!! That was a tip I learned a long time ago, I believe from a Jeweler, and I've used it on all of my Opals ever since. I can't say that there are certain gemstones that I like over others, since I like most of them, but when I got my first Tanzanite, I was bowled over!! I also like certain Blue Topaz. My birthstone is the Emerald, and I'm fortunate enough to own one, which I cherish. The way I look at it, each gemstone has its' own property to make it special, and to fulfill a mood, at a certain time. I'm not very picky. I think I'm pickier about the setting than I am about the gemstone!! I'm looking forward to reading your book. It sounds like it will be a good read for this time of year. Hockey is another one of my passions, so it should fit right in!! In closing, I just want to say that you were one very lucky Lady to be able to go to those Opal mines!! I'm sure it was an exciting experience!!

Re: The Pieces We Keep (9:08am November 26, 2013):

I'm so glad that you're writing books that are keeping History alive!! Since my Dad served in WWII, I try to read any books that I can, so that I can get a rough idea about what he went through, since he really doesn't talk about the war to this day!! The book sounds like an exciting read, and I can't wait to hunker down (no pun intended) with it!! It should make an exciting read for this time of year, especially since D-Day is right around the corner!! I love the cover, too!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I'll be sure to look up your other books as well!!

Re: Aloha Rose (11:11am November 25, 2013):

Your book brings so many elements together that interest me - mainly quilting and stories about family. I'm not sure about which part of Hawaii is in your book, but my Mother always loved Oahu. She passed away 11 years ago, so your book would have a more special meaning for me. I believe that you do everyone a service when you write stories such as this. You give people Hope, and Hope is such a powerful word!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Congratulations on your book!! Aloha

Re: Otherworld (10:04am November 25, 2013):

My first love has always been the English language, and I always wanted to be a writer. When I had the opportunity to expand on that dream, someone close to me not only shot down my idea, but hurt me so deeply, that I never gave it another thought. I also considered medicine as an alternate. Now it's too late, since by the time I would become an intern, it would be time for medicare. Since my first love is English, I would love to pursue it, but fear stands in my way. I would sooner capture a tarrantula!! Congratulations on your persistance, and may you write many more!!

Re: Home for Christmas (9:52am November 25, 2013):

Before I tell you about me, I had an idea for you. There's no need for you to take down your pictures. You can just tape wrapping paper and ribbon over them, and then you have giant presents to decorate your walls!! Christmas is my favorite time of year, and I love to go all out, but am married to a bit of a Scrooge (bah, Humbug lol), and now have 2 kittens that we haven't had before, so it's bound to be a bit of a challenge for me. I love to put a touch of Christmas everywhere!! My Christmas tree has to be my favorite decoration, because I love an old-fashioned Christmas, and it's filled mostly with ornaments that I've made by hand over the past 30 years. There are 2 ornaments on there that go in the front every year, however. These were made by my Mother and me. They're of Raggedy Ann and Andy. She passed away 11 years ago, and I still remember making them for the family with her like it was yesterday. They say Christmas is for Children, but I think that it brings out a bit of the child in all of us. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and a Blessed Christmas!!

Re: Hard As It Gets (9:30am November 25, 2013):

I've read all of Janet Evanovichs' books, and her one love interest, Morelli, has a dog, but its' name escapes me at the moment. She also has her own pet. i agree that animals add so much to a book. They add warmth, and tenderness, joy, and yes, also laughs to a book when warranted. In a lot of cases, if I'm not familiar with an Author, but I see that there's going to be an animal as part of the plot of the book, due to the case that there's one on the cover, I'll be prone to get the book!! I'm looking forward to reading yours. It sounds like a really good plot, and I'm glad that you put an animal that "is special" in your book, because they need love, too!! Congratulations on your book, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Re: Reign (12:07pm November 24, 2013):

I have to say that your posting today had to be one of the most beautiful writings I have read in quite a while!! It really touched me deeply, and I Thank You for that. It was quite moving. I unfortunately, won't be with my family, since my Mother has passed away, my Father is in a nursing home, and the rest of my family is scattered quite a few miles away from me. I haven't seen them in years, and it breaks my heart this time of year. I tried to get them together as a unit, but to no avail. Anyway, I've started a new life with my Husband in a new area, with new Family, and it's calming out in the country. After all I've been through (long story), even if we have hot dogs, it's going to be a Thanksgiving that I'll be thankful for. I have a roof over my head, and I'll be with people I care about deeply. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I'll be thinking about you as well, as you sit down to your soup and Turkey!! I only wish that I had your book next to me to start on for dessert!!

Re: The Wedding Game (11:24am November 24, 2013):

With today's society the way it is, I don't think that I could marry a stranger. Sure, I could use the money, but when you look at the big picture, you're taking a big chance. For starters, if you want to consummate the marriage, there's the chance of disease. You don't know if he's a felon, or an abuser of any sort. Those are just a couple of things that I can think of off the top of my head. On the other hand, things can work out for the best, but I'm the type of person that's old enough to look at all angles before I make a final decision, and I'd prefer to struggle than to sit around with money and a communicable disease!! There has to be an underlying cause why someone has to put out money to get married, when you think about it. As for your book, perhaps I'm missing the boat on this altogether, and I'd love to read it to see your slant on this dilemma. Whomever did the cover for your book did a wonderful job. I think the cover is beautifully done!! Congratulations on your book!!

Re: Lycan Gladiator (11:04am November 24, 2013):

I can feel the passion that you have for the characters that you've put into your books, and it makes me want to read your books!! I've never read paranormal before, but with such passion, I'm sure that it's going to make an exceptional read!! The cover is mesmerizing!!

Re: Lies that Bind (4:42pm November 21, 2013):

I congratulate you on the grit and determination that you had to raise your Daughter. I'm sure that you instilled those same qualities in her, and she'll go far in life. That makes her a survivor, no matter what she does!! After my Husband lost his job 6 years ago, and we lost everything we had trying to save it, along with losing everything we had (literally), if I had a million dollars, I wouldn't be parting with too much of it. We're still in the process of rebuilding our lives. The only things that come to mind is that I would get a second vehicle, because our current vehicle is 14 years old. I'd also purchase some furniture, because we had to leave ours behind after losing the house. I would also pay off our debts, and give some to charity, and probably bank the rest, in case of emergency. I'm sure my husband would have a ton of ideas, but I would sooner put the money in a CD or Money Market than spend it. It's an interesting question, and I enjoyed having a peek into your life. I'm sure that your Daughter is proud of you, and your ex is jealous. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Re: Norse Jewel (4:27pm November 21, 2013):

I LOVE the picture of the two of you!! You make a great couple!! I was wracking my brain, trying to remember what my first turkey was like. I even asked my Husband, and he doesn't remember any flops. The reason I can't think of any disasters, is because it's been over 30 years of making them, and I find making a turkey one of the easiest dinners to make. This year, I probably won't be having one, since my Husband wants me to take a break from doing all that cooking for just the two of us, but we'll see who wins out on this difference of opinion. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Re: The Bitches of Brooklyn (7:03am November 19, 2013):

Unfortunately, we lost our house a few years ago, after my Husband lost his job. It's a long story, but we lost most of our belongings in the process. One of the few items I was able to pack away in our pop-up camper without my Husband knowing was a pair of shoes with the tags still on, and never worn. They're a fuscia-pink pair of wedges, on the Oriental theme, which is the best way to describe them. I had no idea when we left for parts unknown, where we were going to end up, and now that we live in the country, up where it's cold, it's not exactly the best area to wear them, although I could wear them inside the house. They're so cute, and I still love them as much as the day I bought them. I just need a clean area to be able to wear them. There's too much dust and dirt around here to wear them outside!! I loved your blog today, and am looking forward to reading your book!!

Re: A Song At Twilight (9:35am November 18, 2013):

This is my first experience reading about working couples in Historical Romance. I'm excited to break new ground as far as Romance goes. Your book sounds like a very interesting and fun read, and I can't wait to start it!! I love the cover, too!! Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: The Art of Murder (11:47am November 17, 2013):

I love the story line, and my best Girlfriend is a professional artist, so when I'm done reading your book, I know just the person that I can pass your book along to!! I'm so glad that you decided to write this book, and I'm sure it's going to be a great read!! Congratulations on your book!!

Re: Once A Seal (10:30am November 15, 2013):

I do know first hand what it's like to be married to someone who is in the Armed Forces. I was married to someone who was in the Reserves, and it took a lot of patience, understanding, and knowledge, to know how things tick, to be married to that type of person. They make wonderful spouses, because they are very understanding in their own way, and have grit. I had what it took, finally to deal with everything it entailed. I just couldn't deal with the outside influences (baggage) that came along with him, and it didn't work. Otherwise, he would have been a great Husband. Anyway, I would love to read your book!! Please thank your Husband for the years he put in to keep our Nation safe. He took on a dangerous job to do so. Congratulations on your book. Great cover, too!!

Re: Have You Any Rogues? (12:11pm November 14, 2013):

After reading your excerpt, I felt like a fly on the wall!! It was as if I were there watching the entire episode unfold, but the sad part is that I'm sitting here now, wishing there were more!! You have been given a gift of telling a story with such wonderful description, that you can leave a person captivated with every word!! I'm putting on the tea kettle now, so that I'll be prepared to start reading this book in its' entirety!! What a great way to kick off Fall!! You may have put a hot guy on the cover, but your words inside are so much hotter!! Congratulations!!

Re: Shenandoah Crossings (12:02pm November 14, 2013):

If I could escape, for just a bit, I would love to go back to the late 1800's, early 1900's. The reason I picked that time is because it's when my Grandmother came to this Country as a young girl, and started her life over. I'd love to make friends with her, and watch all 13 of her children grow up as well, which of course, includes my Dad. That's not saying I'd stay that long, but just to spend some time with my Grandmother and Grandfather again would be so wonderful, because I miss her a lot. Your book has such a great story line, that I can't wait to read it!! I don't know where you came up with the idea, but I'm so glad you wrote the book!! It's going to make for great reading this time of year!!

Re: Texas Tango (11:47am November 14, 2013):

I, like you, have no children, but it was Doctor's orders. Due to the amount of medications I have to take because of my health problems, the Doctor said I wasn't allowed to get pregnant. My health problems would make it difficult to take care of a child anyway. As for my teenage years, before my health problems hit, they were fulfilling for me. I was the youngest of 3 girls, and raised by strict parents, so I had to find an outlet. I decided that I would take my passions, and invest them in music, so I took up the Cello. I was in the Orchestra in school, and was made 1st chair, which is no easy feat. My Parents paid for a tutor to come to the house and give me private lessons one day a week. When I was old enough, I got myself a job, so that I was able to put some in the bank, and purchase things that wouldn't make me look like such a geek ( I got a lot of hand-me-downs ). For the most part, I was a good kid, and didn't cause trouble. I was also the clown of the family, and still am to this day, although not everyone appreciates my jokes! lol Your book sounds like a great read, and I can't wait to get my hands on it!! It's definately on my TBR list, and will be one that I'll be reading one way or the other this Fall!! Congratulations on your book!!

Re: Bulletproof (11:29am November 13, 2013):

What I like best about Military Heroes is their determination. They don't give up, because they were trained to face danger, and find a way to deal with it. Some choose to sacrifice their lives for the cause, while others will use every ounce of their being to finish the job. I suppose you could call it grit as well. Your book sounds like an excellent read, and I'm really looking forward to reading it. Thank your Husband for me for his service to our Country!!

Re: Bikers and Pearls (10:00am November 12, 2013):

When I was 3 years old, my Sister taught me how to read. I have no idea how I picked it up, but I was actually reading Physics books, and my Dad was so impressed, he would have me read for company!! I would always take out stacks of books from the library, on every subject, and have them all read in the alloted time. I still love to read, but also have another passion. When I got to Junior High, a teacher there taught me how to crochet. I loved it so much, that I've continued with it, and also picked up knitting. I now teach a knitting class one day a week, so others can learn my passion, and I make things for friends, family, and charities.

Re: The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh (9:50am November 12, 2013):

I loved the excerpt, and your posting!! It definately left me wanting more!! I can't wait to read the book!! I recall learning about this ages ago in school, and I think it's wonderful that you're keeping this part of History alive with your story!! The cover is outstanding as well!! It's got the right bit of sexiness to it, without being over the top!! This is definately on my TBR list!!

Re: The Namesake (9:41am November 12, 2013):

I'm anxious to read your book, because I can feel the passion that you've put behind it. However, I don't feel that it takes a suicide for a person to go through that type of emotion, although I may change my mind after reading that book. At this moment, I feel that the death of a loved one, especially a parent, puts a person through a gambit of emotions and can, at times, put them in dark places - especially if there were things that were unresolved before their death. My Mother passed away from Alzheimer's, and how I would have loved to have a Mother who was emotionally there, who I could have shared so much with until her death. Instead I had good memories, but had to deal with a 5-year-old, on a daily basis, who fortunately knew me until her death. I still feel like it was yesterday, but can understand where you're coming from in your book. That's where the interest comes from in reading it. Thank you for your persistance.

Re: Secret Sister (10:40am November 10, 2013):

This is just my opinion, but I feel that when an Author writes a book, they put their heart and soul into it. I find it a bit rude for a reader to second guess what the Author is trying to portray as her ending. If they have a different opinion as to how the ending should be, perhaps they should become an Author themselves, or mention their opinion to the Author at a meet and greet. I've always read books and taken them at face value. When I've finished, then I form my opinion of either loving or hating the book, for whatever reason, but I've never said that I would change an ending to suit my needs!

Re: Daughter Of The God-King (8:30am November 8, 2013):

You wrote about two of my favorite subjects - mystery and Egypt!!! This is going to be a great read for me this Fall, and it looks like I better pick up some extra Hot Chocolate to have on hand for this one!! I love your description, and can't wait to hunker down with your book in one hand, and my Hot Chocolate in the other, to see how the plot unfolds!! The cover of your book really shows the flavor of the story as well!! This will be time well-spent!!

Re: How To Handle A Highlander (7:57am November 8, 2013):

Your book isn't what I expected it to be, and for that I'm glad. I thought it would be boring, to tell you the truth, and it sounds like it's going to be quite the love story!! I'm looking forward to reading your book this Fall, and getting acquainted with your style. I'm also glad that you took the time to explain the dressing style from that era a little bit more. I love the dress from that era, and you cleared up a little bit of the mystique. Thank you for taking the time to explain it, and thank you for writing what I'm sure is going to be a great read!!

Re: Upon a Winter's Night (10:34am November 7, 2013):

My favorite part of Christmas is baking!! I love to bake my Mother's cookies, especially, and sharing them with family and friends to enjoy. She passed away 11 years ago, and it's my way of being close to her, and keeping her memory alive. I'm actually the only one out of our immediate family who still makes any of her recipes. I don't know if my Sisters are just lazy, or just figure that I'm the one that's going to bake her cookies and make her other recipes, so they can just sit back and enjoy the spoils, so to speak!! lol I don't mind it. As soon as December hits, my friends start asking me if I'm going to be baking my cookies, so I know I'm doing a good job!!

Re: A Cadence Creek Christmas (10:21am November 7, 2013):

When you put the two best elements together - Weddings and Christmas, you have a book that's sure to warm your heart when you read it!! One topic standing alone never fails to disappoint, so I'm waiting now with baited breath to get my hands on this book, so I can immediately sit down and start reading immediately!! This book goes to the top of my TBR list, because with the cold spell we're under now, all I need is this book to start my Christmas spirit!! I'm ready to slowly start my decorating for the Holidays!! This book sounds like it's going to be the best Christmas read yet, and after you did all of that research, it's going to be the best Wedding book, too!! Congratulations!!

Re: In for a Penny (8:11am November 6, 2013):

This book sounds like a real hoot, and it's just the type of book I need to shake up my Fall reading list!! I have a lot of Romances, and needed a little something that was on the lighthearted side to break up the monotony. I think your book is going to do that - and more!! I love the story line, and you've pulled out all the stops with your cast of characters!! This book is definately on my TBR list, and I'm looking forward to hunkering down this Fall with your book in one hand, and a cup of hot chocolate in the other!! Thank you for writing what I'm sure is going to be a fun read!!

Re: A Cowboy for Christmas (10:26am November 5, 2013):

I love a Homemade Christmas, and mine is filled with memories. My tree consists of ornaments that I've made over 30 years ago. There are a couple of ornaments that I made with my Mother, who passed away 11 years ago, and I make sure those are always on my tree in her honor. I also keep my Mother's memory alive by baking the cookies that she was known for. I'm the only one in our immediate family that bakes any of my Mother's recipes, especially since she's passed away. The cookies are time-consuming, but I love to bake anyway. I make as many dishes as possible during this time, as well as during the year, to keep her memory alive. It seems like we only lost her yesterday, and Christmas is so special to me. It's my favorite Holiday to pull out all the stops!!

Re: Scion of the Sun (9:50am November 5, 2013):

I must confess that I haven't gotten into YA yet. I'm hoping that you'll be the one to introduce me to that genre. The reason I haven't gotten into it, is because the press made such a big deal about Robert Pattinson, and I didn't see anything special about him. Hate me if you will, but when the press goes crazy over someone, and makes them into some type of God, I immediately get turned off. The same thing happened with Harry Potter, and I have yet to want to read one of those books. I may be missing out on a good series of books, but the way the press and the people went crazy over it, made me run the other way. I'm willing to give your books a try, and see what I'm missing.

Re: What the Bride Wore (9:41am November 5, 2013):

Although I never had kids, I, too, have gone through a lot of the same things you have, so you can rest easy knowing that what you have been going through is just normal, everyday getting older. I can actually take it a step further. When I get to the grocery store, which takes my Husband and I a half-hour to get to, I'll reach in my purse, and my shopping list isn't there. That's because I FORGOT to put it in my purse before I left!! If there's one distraction before I leave to go anywhere, and I can't do a mental rundown of things I'm supposed to do beforehand, I'm bound to forget something!! When I'm on the computer, there's always something that I forget to do, which is very important to me. In fact, it's one of the reasons why I got on line to begin with!! Some days my thoughts tend to bleed into the next, and I'm lucky if I get one thing done. Don't feel bad, Jade. Just join the club!! I'm going to sit back and enjoy your book in the meantime!!

Re: Promise Me Texas (9:25am November 5, 2013):

After reading all of the twists and turns of this book, I can't wait to get my hands on it!! I'm getting my hot chocolate ready, and keeping my favorite reading spot clear!! This is the perfect story to kick off my Fall reading list with!! I don't know where you came up with the story line for the book, but this sounds like a real page-turner!! I can't say that a little white lie turned my life around. I'm not sure if I would use one, because I wasn't raised that way. I suppose I'd have to think long and hard about the circumstances and repercussions. Congratulations on what I'm sure will be a big hit!!

Re: Sent from Heaven (8:25am November 3, 2013):

From what I've read so far, both of your books sound really good, and I can't wait to read them!! If the other 3 have similar story lines, you have a killer set on your hands!! Congratulations on your latest book!! It came out just in time to start the Fall reading list off to a great start!!

Re: Course of Action (7:08am November 2, 2013):

This sounds like it's going to be quite a series!! Having the background that you do, I think it's wonderful that you're paying homage to these wonderful men, too!! I must Thank You for your service as well, for you did your part for our great Country!! Anyway, this sounds like it's going to be an exciting read, and I can't wait to get my hands on the first book of the series, for starters!! Best of luck with the series, but from the sounds of it, you won't be needing it - it sounds great!!

Re: Born Wild (11:15am November 1, 2013):

All I can say is -- HOT GUY, HOT READ!! I doubt if my hot chocolate is going to get a chance to cool down with this book!! What a great read for this time of year!! Great cover, too!! Can't wait to read it!! Thank you for putting a hit out there for us, that will shake up our reading experience for the Fall!!

Re: A Midsummer Bride (9:26am October 31, 2013):

I like my Heroines to be smart, spunky, and funny. They don't necessarily have to be courageous, unless the story line calls for it. Of course, they should also have a bit of a romantic streak in them, so they can get their man!! I love the story line for your latest book, and can't wait to read it!! The cover to your book itself is beautiful!! Whomever did the artwork did a wonderful job!! It's a real eye-catcher!! Congratulations on your book!!

Re: Once a Rake (9:25am October 30, 2013):

I love that time period, because it was a time when ladies dressed up like ladies. They wore beautiful dresses with hoops underneath, and satin and lace on top. The men were gentlemen, for the most part, although some were rogues. Life was hard back then, but by the same token, you'd never know it by the beauty of the attire. It's wonderful to get your hands on a book, and be taken back in time, to read a little about History. I love the cover of your book, and can't wait to be taken back in time with your book as well!!

Re: The Christmas Cookie Collection (12:27pm October 29, 2013):

Thank you for the recipe, Lori!! I've made thumbprint cookies before, but mine had a yellow batter, and were rolled in finely chopped nuts, and filled with jelly instead of a maraschino cherry. I'll have to give this one a try. As for your book, I know it's going to be a winner!! Who doesn't love a Christmas story, with cookie recipes to boot? I'll be getting my hot chocolate ready, and keeping my favorite seat free, so I'll have a place to get cozy. I'll also make sure to have plenty of flour on hand, and see what other goodies I'll have to pick up from the store, so I can add to my collection, since it's my favorite time of year to bake!! Have a wonderful Christmas!!

Re: The Circle Of Thirteen (11:23am October 28, 2013):

I commend you for being an advocate for women's rights. That would make sense for where the story line came from. With your background, I'm sure that your book would be a real page-turner for this time of year. I'd have to make sure to keep a lot of hot chocolate on hand, to make sure I don't have any interruptions!! The good thing about this book is that I'm sure when I'm done reading it, I should be able to pass it along to my Husband to read it, too!! Congratulations on your first novel, and may it be the first of many to come!!

Re: The Wishing Thread (11:11am October 28, 2013):

It was wonderful reading your post!! I, too, knit and crochet, and the bulk of my work goes to friends, family, and charities. There is a young woman I know who is a close friend of the family. She became pregnant, and I know that she was struggling financially. I decided to make a layette for her upcoming baby, so I got cracking and crocheted a circular blanket, knitted a couple of baby bibs, and a beautiful 1 year sweater, along with a hat and booties. Then I boxed it all up, since I live 200 miles away, and sent it out to her. I wanted her to have something nice for the baby, and something she could cherish. I received a beautiful e-mail from her. She was so excited!! After her daughter arrived, she sent me photos in the mail of her daughter, and photos of her daughter wearing what I made for her. It was such a thrill for me knowing that she appreciated what I made for her, and knowing that she was making use of what I spent my labor of love on. I hope to be able to make more for her in the near future, but there are other people who turn to me as well, knowing the extent I go through to make sure the work turns out extra special. I'm really looking forward to reading your book, because I, too, say a prayer for the intended party whenever I'm making an item. Your book hit home with me. The cover art is spectacular!!

Re: Never Underestimate a Caffarelli (9:31am October 27, 2013):

I would hate having to depend on others for some of my daily needs. Because of my health problems, one of my Doctors told me that I would end up in a wheelchair. I already told my Husband that I want one with a motor on it, because I don't want him pushing me around!! :-) I'm also the type of person that, when given a new limitation, I learn how to get around it. If God chooses to put me in a wheelchair, I would find a way to be as independant as I could, although I know it wouldn't be easy. Just getting out to bathe or get dressed would be a major challenge!!

Re: The Wicked Wallflower (1:08pm October 25, 2013):

When I realized that boys existed, and we were supposed to be a couple, my crushes started. The problem was that I had a self-esteem problem, so I would look at them from afar. Because I was the funny one in the group of girls that made them laugh, it seems like the only ones that were attracted to me were the class clowns, who were usually the frumpy guys!! That was my lot in life, until High School, when a few guys started to look my way, but having strict parents didn't help my cause. I couldn't date until my Junior year, and it was frustrating, although I did try to get around it. The title of your book reminds me of me in a different way, but the picture doesn't. ;-) It's a really hot cover!! I can't wait to read your book, since after reading the excerpt, I wish the rest of the story was there!! It's great Fall reading!!

Re: Because Of Audrey (12:55pm October 25, 2013):

When I was younger, I loved to get dressed up for Halloween. As for now, I could really say that every day is Halloween for me. I've been fortunate to stay the same weight that I was in High School, and since I've taken such good care of my clothes, I still wear a lot of them. I have sweaters that are 30+ years old, and I'm not ashamed to wear them. They might be a little out-of-date, but they make me who I am. Sometimes I get a weird look from acquaintances, but I really don't care. At least I'm comfortable, and it doesn't cost me a dime to keep up with the Jones'. Do I purchase new things? Sure. I even knit my own sweaters, but I still gravitate to my old, tried and true clothes, so the word is out. Your book sounds really interesting, and I'm looking forward to reading it. I remember some of those clothes from the 60's, and it will be fun to read your book, and reminesce.

Re: A Perfect Distraction (12:43pm October 25, 2013):

Hi Anna!! You were very fortunate to meet a Hockey player who is a real Prince in every sense of the word. I met a Hockey player one time who played for the St. Louis Blues, who knew he was good, and expected people to "lick his shoes!!" The way he strutted around made me ill, and that was the last time I was interested in meeting a Hockey player!! If I were to meet anyone, I'd have to go back in time, because there isn't anyone nowadays that leaps out at me as any type of role model or person of interest in my book. That person would have to be Helen Keller, because she's been my role model since I read her autobiography as a little girl. I suppose I'd ask her if she felt that she left anything unfinished in her life, and what she would accomplish if given the chance to live in this era. She was such a strong-willed woman, even with her handicaps, and little did I know that when I reached my 20's, I would get ill to the point that I had limitations as well. I always remembered Ms. Keller and what she did with her life, and that gave me the strength to continue when others would have given up. Being a Hockey fan as well, I'm looking forward to reading your book. I won't divulge my home team, but do remember Ken playing, and I'm sure I'll see a lot of him in the book. This is the perfect season for your book to come out. What great reading for the Fall!!

Re: The Holiday Serenade (10:58am October 24, 2013):

After reading your posting, I would be swooning, after being in the walk-in closet with the two of them!! What an absolutely adorable, sweet story!! I can't wait to get my hands on the book, and read the whole story for myself, to get every juicy detail!! I don't even mind that his name is Rhett - in fact it makes me chuckle!!

Re: Milkshakes, Mermainds, and Murder (10:52am October 24, 2013):

The only stars that I saw years ago were a couple of hockey players, which shall remain nameless. One of them in particular, was really full of himself. He knew that he was a good player, and had an ego to match. He expected his fans to practically bow down to him!! It happened to be in a sports bar that the players frequented, and I was with my girlfriends. That was the last time that I ever went there!! Your book sounds like fun reading, and I'm really looking forward to it!!

Re: The Sweetest Hallelujah (9:18am October 22, 2013):

I love the story line that you chose, as well as the Title of the book!! This would make for great reading for me this Fall!! Although I wasn't quite around in 1955, I know what it was like during that era, and reading that book would bring back bitersweet memories for me. The novel you're currently working on would bring back memories for me as well, because I remember Neil Armstrong walking on the moon, as well as other things that happened for me during that time period, and it would bring back a rush of emotions. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for that book as well. Congratulations on this book. I'm sure it will do well. I know I'm getting my hot chocolate ready as we speak, so I can get hunkered down to read your book!!

Re: Murder At Hatfield House (8:35pm October 21, 2013):

I'm really fascinated with all time periods, but tend to gravitate towards the late 1800's to early 1900's. I'm not sure what that period is called. I love learning more about how they lived during that time, and the prominent people who lived during that time who helped shape the different countries. If I could meet anyone, the first person on my list would be Helen Keller, because I patterned my life after her. That in itself is a long story. After her, I would have to pick Margaret Thatcher, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana, and Presiden Reagan. Those are just a few that come to mind. I would really love to read your book, because English History is one topic that always peaks my interest, and I would love to have your book for my Fall reading agenda. The story is too wonderful to pass up, and I know that I would enjoy it.

Re: Christmas Quilt (10:05am October 20, 2013):

I love reading quilting stories, and Amish stories are an added plus!! It's funny that you should mention Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam. I used to crochet them as potholders for my kitchen about 25 years ago, and have a pattern to make an afghan in that pattern as well, which I plan on making in the near future as a throw for my bed. I've always loved those two, and gravitate towards anything with their figures on it. In fact, I still have the original potholder patterns from 25 years ago!! I'm thrilled to learn the background of the nine-patch quilt, since quilting is next on my list of hobbies to start, and would love to have this particular book in my collection, since it revolves around everything I adore. Thank you for writing such an informative posting, and what I'm sure will be an informative and wonderful book as well!!

Re: The Butterfly Sister (9:41am October 19, 2013):

Your book sounds like a real page-turner!! I better have a cup of hot chocolate nearby, to keep the chills and goose-bumps away!! It's been a while since I've read a good mystery, and with all the books that you used to read that brought back memories, which you had in your memory bank for background, it should make for great reading!! When I finish your book, I'll have to check out your recommendations as well. Congratulations on your book!!

Re: A Lady's Secret Weapon (11:08am October 18, 2013):

Lately I've been reading the lighter side of Romance, but I'll take it any way I can get it!! I love to be whisked away, if only for a while, to the wonderful world of Romance, where I can put myself in the place of the main character, and live my life through their eyes for the duration of the book. When you add mystery to the mix, it makes it a bit more exciting. Your book sounds quite spicy, and I'm anxious to add it to my TBR pile for this Fall, when I can put my knitting aside, grab a cup of hot chocolate, along with a kitten or two, and start to dream!!

Re: Heartbreak Ranch (8:26am October 17, 2013):

Your book couldn't have come out at a better time! I'm in the mood for a good Romance, and this story sounds like it's going to fit the bill nicely. I like the setting of the story, and it's been a while since I've read a book about young, innocent Romance. When you add a Cowboy to the mix, there are sure to be fireworks!! I should have some great Fall reading, adding your book to my Fall list!!

Re: Behind the Shattered Glass (8:13am October 17, 2013):

Victorian life looked glamorous with the clothing, but as you've stated, the life was anything- but!! Regardless of the choice one makes, the life would be hard in one way or the other. The only scenario I could think of that would be palatable would be to grow up in a wealthy family as an only child, and before reaching marrying age, to lose both Parents to a terrible accident. That way you wouldn't be betrothed to someone, would have the wealth, and would have the family wealth to grow up, and make the choices in life on your own terms. Anything outside of that sounds pretty bleak, and although this day and age is heading down a slippery slope, I wouldn't want to live in that era!! I'm anxiously looking forward to reading your book, however, since it has peaked my interest.

Re: Run The Risk (10:00am October 16, 2013):

I can picture myself curled up with your book, and my own kitten, who is turning out to be like your Liger!! She's quite a big girl, and loves to be by my side!! Anyway, your book sounds like quite the page-turner, and it's bound to keep my hot chocolate hot all on its' own!! It's going to be another hit for you - no doubt about it!! Congratulations!!

Re: The Sum Of All Kisses (9:52am October 16, 2013):

It sounds like it will be a wonderful interview, and I'm sorry that I won't be home to see it tonight. I enjoyed reading all of the postings, and wasn't aware of Gwen's background. It's quite an accomplishment, and I Congratulate her!! Even though her Parents weren't happy with the path she chose, she should still hold her head up high. She's blazed quite a trail for herself, and for that, she should be proud!!! The book sounds really good, and will make a great read!!

Re: Plague Ship (10:59am October 15, 2013):

Some of my best friends are Doctors, and I hear some amazing stories about what you deal with on a day-to-day basis. My hat goes off to you, on what you've chosen as such a noble profession. That being said, your book would make for an interesting read. In today's society, I believe that it would be possible to happen. I also believe that people could be placed on ships with infectious diseases deliberately, but I shudder at the thought. I hope that this is just the start of ideas that you come up with for stories, since I'm sure that your caseload offers you plenty of stories that you could choose from to write your next book. I'll be looking forward to those, too, since I love something written on a deeper level, such as the book you just wrote. Congratulations!!

Re: Her Accidental Boyfriend (9:14am October 14, 2013):

Actually I had something wonderful happen to me quite a while ago. A dear friend of mine was out with his Wife, when he ran into someone who I had been holding a torch for, so to speak, for a long time. He had asked them about me, and asked for my phone number. After getting my permission, he gave it to him, and he called me. We finally saw each other after not seeing each other for years, and ended up getting married. We've now been married for over 30 years!! Things have a way of happening, and happen for a reason. He never knew that I carried a torch all of these years. We just went our separate ways, and lived our lives, giving ourselves a chance to grow and experience life in ways that rounded ourselves as people to make our union interesting. I look forward to reading your book very much. I'm sure I'll see a little bit of myself in it.

Re: Death Of A Schoolgirl (9:02am October 14, 2013):

Your book sounds like a great read, and will also fill in some gaps, and enhance a classic story!! What a great way to spend my Fall!!

Re: Snowbound With The Soldier (8:17am October 10, 2013):

The Doctor instructed me that he wanted me to get a couple of days of bed rest, so the other morning, I managed to sleep in a little longer than usual. When I had woke up, the coffee was already made by my Husband, and he had our 2 kittens fed, along with the other Morning chores I usually do. It meant a lot, because I was able to kick back with my cup of coffee and relax. He even offered to fix me some breakfast!! I'm very fortunate because besides my Husband, I have a few dear Friends who are always there in the wings, who are willing to help me at the drop of a hat. All I have to do is ask, but I'm the type of person who would never impose.

Re: Marry Me, Cowboy (7:58am October 10, 2013):

Although I feel the color pink does wonder for just about any complexion, and is a gender-neutral color nowadays as well, I can honestly say that I can't recall seeing one article of clothing that my Husband owns which has the color Pink in it. When he was working (he's now retired), I did persuade him to at least purchase a couple of neckties with some pink in it, and he used to wear dress shirts on occasion that were a pale pink, but now that he's no longer working, with his complexion bordering on the olive side, and his grey hair, even though I think it would give him a boost of color, he refuses to wear it. His reasoning is that it's a feminine color, so he runs towards anything that's blue. Call him old-fashioned. I still try and prod, and someday he'll give. As for your books, I'd love to read them, and plan to do so this Fall. They sound like a great read!!

Re: Paige Rewritten (3:32pm October 9, 2013):

I would have to say that Paige's story is unlike so many women nowadays. When something happens to them, it's normally more than one thing at a time, and they end up doing a juggling act, trying to either keep all of the balls in the air at the same time, or just the balls that they decide are most important. The tricky part is having the moral compass to decide which ones are the most important. Nobody said that life is easy, and I, myself, have gone through many years being a juggler. Each person has their own set of problems, and there are no set of rules as to how to settle them. As for your book, it will be interesting to read how Paige is going to juggle the balls that she was given. It looks like a great Fall read, and the cover is very sweet. It reminds me of the cutout dolls that we used to do as kids.

Re: Jude (3:23pm October 9, 2013):

Your book has an interesting story to tell, and I absolutely believe that perhaps there could be someone who believes that they are an emperor god who will try to reign again, but they will not become one. Somehow, an army of some other entity will have them removed from power before they can completely take reign, or get their plans put into law. These are scary times, and anything is possible. Thank you for writing just not food for thought, but a possible heads' up!!

Re: One Night in the Spa (9:43am October 8, 2013):

The one thing to be proud of, besides being an accomplished Author, is the fact that you did something that so many women only wished they were able to do!! I've always wanted to try racquetball, but was unable to do so, due to nerve and tendon damage in my hand and wrist. You took it one step further, and made it to the US open, of all things!! Not many Women can say they've been there, and you were a beacon to all of your fans!! We know you did your best, and we're all proud of you!!

Re: Secrets Of A Scandalous Marriage (9:31am October 8, 2013):

Sometimes the simplest of ideas turn out to be the best ones!! Your trilogy sounds really good, and I'm anxious to read it. I'm glad that your ideas took off to much fanfare, and hope that your future ideas bear as much fruit!!

Re: The Patterer (9:13am October 8, 2013):

I enjoy books that are set in England, and I'm sure your latest book will be no exception. Having your background, should give you a slight advantage over some of the other Authors, and make for some interesting reading!! I'm also looking forward to reading your other book as well, since it sounds like it will give a little bit of insight, although tongue-in-cheek!! Best of luck with your career.

Re: Newton Neighbors (9:52am October 5, 2013):

Anyone with no kids and over 12,000 e-mails would be a chaos kind of person!! From the moment I wake up, I have 2 kittens who are more than happy to greet me!! I come downstairs, turn on the computer, to try and play catch-up, with a steaming cup of coffee, after the kittens are fed, and wait for my Husband to wake up. My day gets more chaotic from there. I admire you for having 5 children, since my Doctor would not allow me to have any children, due to health problems, and I have to substitute my fur babies for children in the interum. I'm really looking forward to reading your book, but will have to do so in print, since I don't own an e-reader. I don't know where you've been, but love your sense of humor!! I'll be checking out prior books, and will be watching for future books as well!!

Re: My Lady Quicksilver (7:32am October 4, 2013):

I was raised to always tell the truth. The sad part is that if I'm telling a lie, even a white one, people usually know, so I've found it best to just be straightforward with people, and if the circumstances hurt, where a lie could have smoothed them over for the time being, so be it. That was quite an emotional passage that you brought us today, and I'm anxious to read the rest of the book, and find out how the story unfolds!! Your book will have to be placed on my TBR list for sure!! The cover is very spellbinding. It draws you in, and makes you want to pick up the book to see what's inside!! Congratulations!!

Re: The Volatile Amazon (7:15am October 4, 2013):

I really enjoyed your posting, and since I'm guessing that we're about the same age, I have to give you credit for writing that first book!! It's something that friends and acquaintances have asked me to do, but I never had the guts to follow through with it. Your book sounds like quite the adventure, and I'm looking forward to taking that journey with you this Fall. I'm sure it's going to be wonderful. Congratulations on this book, and I'll be looking for your new series coming out the beginning of next year!!

Re: Kisses On Her Christmas List (9:39am October 3, 2013):

Christmas stories bring joy and hope to those who need an exta dose to those who are low on Christmas spirit. I suppose I fall into that category this morning. Without going into detail, this is going to be a pretty bleak Christmas for us. I just had a bombshell dropped on me while I was trying to read and enjoy your posting, and it's pretty hard to stay upbeat and write something positive. As hard as I've tried to do things for others this year, I'm going to have to step it up a notch, and find every Christmas book I can to boost my spirits and push the negativitity to a back burner, where it can sit and stew!! I'm really tired of it!! Have a wonderful Holiday, and I'm looking forward to reading your book!! It sounds like a sweet story that will lift anyone's spirits, including mine!!

Re: The Training (10:05am October 2, 2013):

You can call me the frustrated, obiedient one, because I've stayed obiedient pretty much all my life!! I've done whatever was expected of me, by everyone else, until just recently. I figured that at my age now, I've spent half of my life keeping my mouth shut, and doing what I was told. Now I can spend the other half opening it!! As to your book, I have never read a book of this genre before, and don't know how you could write about this type of relationship, but I give you credit nonetheless. It'll be interesting reading, that's for sure, and I'll be sure that my tea isn't too hot when I drink it, because I'm sure it'll heat up all on its' own!!! :-) Love the cover, too!!

Re: The Seduction of Lady Phoebe (9:13am October 1, 2013):

There have been times where I've read books, and the secondary characters have actually ran away with the book, so to speak!! I can't wait to read your book, and see what impact your characters have had on this story. If your secondary characters have run away with the story, it's not a bad thing. It actually makes the book a more interesting, and unexpected read!! Thank you for a most delightful posting!!

Re: Long Shot (8:59am October 1, 2013):

Men in kilts are proud of their Heritage, and aren't embarassed to show it. They're also comfortable in their own skin - a special type of man - gutsy. I'm looking forward to reading your book. It sounds like a good story line, and one that will keep you turning the pages!! Cute cover, too!! Congratulations!!

Re: A Line Throught Chevington (10:05am September 28, 2013):

My Father was in the Army in WWII, and earned a Silver Star, along with other citations. He came close to being captured by the Nazis, during an operation he was on, but he has never told us anything about what he did in the war to this day. I suppose that's why I've always had this fascination with books about the war. All of the books that you've written have struck a chord with me. I had a freak fall a little over 3 years ago, and struck my head in the process. To make a long story short, I've also lost part of my memory, and it's affected me when I'm trying to think of words, and they don't come to me, as well as people's names, and my knitting suffers because I've forgotten how to do certain stitches that I used to do. I found out that I will never regain all of my memory, but will be taking steps to work on jump-starting my brain to regain whatever memory I can get. It's been a slow process to get to where I am now, and has been full of frustration and tears, so I can relate to your one book. Anyway, I plan on reading the books you've written that I can get in print, since I don't own an e-reader. Thank you for opening up a new world for me through your stories. I'm looking forward to them!!

Re: The Rebel Fairy (9:51am September 28, 2013):

After reading your posting, it sounds like I've been missing out on some funny, yet lovely romance books!! I must confess that I've never read any books about fairies, and I would definately start with yours!! This book sounds absolutely delightful, and I will definately put it on my list of books for my Fall reading. Thank you for coming here and giving some insight on your latest book!!

Re: The Outlaw Knight (11:24am September 27, 2013):

For some reason, I've always had a love for books that are written about England, and to see that you took the time and researched about early England and their castles, this book is a plus for me!! I can't wait to get my hands on it!! The story sounds fascinating, and I'm so glad you wrote it!! I adore the cover, too!! Congratulations on a job well done!!

Re: How To Date A Dragon (11:14am September 27, 2013):

Let me say how sorry I am for your loss. For you to lose both Parents around the same time, is something that I can't say I've experienced, but can only imagine feeling. I know what it's like to be the last one around, taking care of elderly Parents. My Mother had Alzheimer's, and my Dad kept her in the house, and took care of her, along with my help. My Sisters basically backed away from the challenge, so I was the one who stepped up to the plate, even with all of my health problems, and going against the advice of my Doctor. Anyway, I did what I could until the end, and I don't regret a thing. She's been gone 11 years, and it feels like yesterday. I miss her immensely!! I have good memories of her while she was well, and also while the Alzheimer's slowly took her from me. Anyway, I can relate to everything that you said in your posting, and even though your genre isn't something that I'd normally read, since I do feel that you're my intellectual soulmate in that respect, I would feel honored to read your book!! I look forward to reading and having that time for an escape, since my life has been so hectic and full of stress. I still have my Father who is alive, and is now in a nursing home for people with dementia. That wasn't my decision, and my Father begged me to take him out of there. It breaks my heart daily, since I can't do anything. I have no power of attorney. Anyway, you are on my TBR list for my escape. I wish that I had the time to be able to write the way you did. Sorry I took up so much time, but felt that you needed to know that you had more people out there that felt exactly the same way you did!! Congratulations on your book!!

Re: Dirty Trick (10:59am September 25, 2013):

I can't do without my heated throw, my snuggly velour sweaters, making pots of homemade soups and stews, filling the house with smells of special baked goodies, curling up with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book!!

Re: Declan's Cross (8:16am September 24, 2013):

I'll need to keep the hot tea handy when I read this book!! It sounds like a real page-turner, and I can't wait to get my hands on it!! What a bang-up way to start my Fall reading season!! I have Romance, and a little Comedy and Fiction to read, but your book will have to definately start off the list!! Congratulations on another blockbuster!!

Re: The Grand Opening (8:05am September 24, 2013):

If I believed a man wasn't good for my community, I would try to find out a bit more about him, to make sure I was absolutely sure about my gut feeling, to make sure that I had facts to back up my feelings. Then I would suppose that I would get people to help back me up after I was positive. As for your books, I remember reading about the reviews from your first one, and completely forgot that I was supposed to put my hands on it!! Now that you came here to talk about your latest book, it's like a giant post-it note for me, and I have 3 books for my TBR list!! They all sound like great reads to kick off my Fall with, and I can't wait!! Thank you for coming here, and reminding me about your books!! Congratulations on your latest book, too!! I'm sure it'll be one not to miss!!

Re: One Lucky Vampire (7:50am September 24, 2013):

Since you've been around for a lot longer than the Twilight movies, I'm going to have to give your books a try. No offense, but I just can't get into that series, because they blew the main characters up into larger than life mega-stars, and that turned me off into even watching the movies, let alone reading the books regarding the movies!! In fact, it turned me off to the genre altogether!! I enjoyed reading your posting, and will give your books a try, and perhaps will find an author (you) that I will enjoy reading, and might even delve into this genre a little bit more. Congratulations on your latest book!! There's no doubt it will do well!!

Re: Gideon's Call (9:53am September 21, 2013):

I LOVE books!! We lost our house after my Husband lost his job a few years ago, and one thing I made sure I packed was my books!! Now we're living in an apartment, and my books are still in boxes, but I still manage to get more!! My Husband is an avid reader, yet he doesn't see the love I have for books. On top of that, I knit and crochet, and there are always new pattern books that come out, so that makes it a double curse for me!! When you put all of those books out ( in my case, wherever you can find room ), the spines look so inviting, and they've taken me to places you can't even begin to imagine!! I may be poor like you, but I'm rich in literature!!

Re: Dark Road Home (9:42am September 21, 2013):

I'm looking forward to reading your book, since it had to do with Ellis Island. My Grandmother and Grandfather came through there as teenagers or younger, I believe, but they came here from Poland. At the time, they didn't know each other, and their lives weren't very good, considering the Political landscape at the time, so their Parents sent them to America for a better life. Somehow they met each other and got married once they got here, but the fact remains that at the time it was more than people during that time frame who came across from just Ireland. There were a few countries who were in turmoil at the time, and people came here for a better life. My understanding about Ellis Island was that people had to be quarantined for a time so that they didn't bring infectuous diseases to the rest of the population, which is unlike today's requirements. That's why you hear about so many people coming down with measels, for example, which were erradicated years ago. Immigrants bring them across from other countries, and now other diseases will become "the norm" as more people are allowed to enter our country without being quarantined. Sorry for my soapbox remark. I love History, and would love to read your book, nonetheless. I would still love to visit Ellis Island someday to see what my Grandparents went through. I can only imagine, since they didn't speak English very well, and I didn't dare ask them. I was 13 when my Grandmother passed away, and things like that didn't interest me at that time.

Re: Severed Trust (9:28am September 21, 2013):

They're a fine group of men, and I'm sure the book is going to be a great read!! I can't wait to get my hands on it!! I love the way you did subtle changes in the covers, too!! I'm sure the Rangers feel proud that someone is bringing their job to light, since what they do is important, too!!

Re: To Wed A Wicked Highlander (8:15am September 20, 2013):

Since I live up North, I dread the thought of putting all the Summer clothes away, and putting out the Winter wardrobe. Since the weather has been so changeable out here, one day it's been extremely cold, then we go back to the warm weather again, thankfully, so I'm not sure how soon I should put the Winter weather clothes out yet!! Of course, the Summer clothes should be washed first, before they're packed away for the year, and that's another job in itself!! I'm also a knitter and picked up a few bargains over the past couple of months. If you're a knitter, you'd know what we mean by "stash." Anyway, I have to go into my "stash," when my Husband isn't paying attention, and get it sorted into containers, so I know precisely what I have for some upcoming projects. Then I can get down to business in between reading my books!! As the saying goes - there's no rest for the wicked!! LOL Can't wait to read your book!! Have a great weekend!!

Re: Bran New Death (10:59am September 19, 2013):

I can't wait to read your books in all of your series!! I think the titles are very clever, and that's part of the reason that I'm drawn to your books to begin with. To show your witty side when coming up with titles for your books shows warmth, and invites the reader to see what you have to offer them. I'm sure that your books are just as clever as the titles, and I'm looking forward to reading them this Fall. Congratulations on your latest book, and on your upcoming series!!

Re: How To Entice An Enchantress (10:09am September 18, 2013):

Since the library has been overdone, I think I would have to choose the puppy. This way you would always have a remembrance of the occasion, as well as a best friend. As far as the emeralds, diamonds, and rubies, those would come later if everything went well!! I love the story line of your book, and am looking forward to reading your book!! The cover is beautifully done, too!! Congratulations on a book that I'm sure will do very well!!

Re: Danger Close (8:15am September 17, 2013):

I must confess that I haven't read your first book, so not only do I have that book to look forward to, but now I have the follow up to look forward to as well!! Knowing that your stories have been bought by Harlequin, they have to be pretty special, so that makes me want to read them all the more, although the summary that you gave made them sound quite interesting before you interjected that fact. Congratulations on your contract with Harlequin, as well as your sequel to Valkyrie!!

Re: Heirs And Graces (8:01am September 16, 2013):

Have you ever considered wearing a simple dress with a blazer on top?? That would solve the skirt/blouse dilemma and also cut down on the amount you would have to pack. It's just a thought. I must confess that I haven't had a chance to read any of your books yet, due to things going on in my private life at the moment, but this Fall I will be starting my reading regimen, and you are on it. I love books which are set in England, and you definately foot the bill!! The story line for this book sounds really good, and I'm really anxious to start it!! I might read a couple of your earlier books to get more of a flavor of your writing. Good luck with your road trip!!

Re: The Surprising Enchantress (7:46am September 16, 2013):

It would be so exciting to go to New York and see a play, let alone see 3!! How I wish that I had been able to tag along with you!! It seems like you know all of the ins and outs of getting into the theaters to see the plays, as well as which ones are worth seeing!! I can only imagine how extravagant Cinderella alone was with the Costumes!! As for your books, I've loved Fairy Tales, in any form, since I was a child. The slant that you've put on yours makes Cinderella a bit more interesting, and a great way to start of my Fall reading with a bang!! I definately have your books on my TBR list, and am looking forward to reading them. The Wronged Princess is the book that has especially caught my eye, and I know I'll enjoy reading that one first!!

Re: Everlast (4:50pm September 14, 2013):

I've read all of Gregory Maguire's books, so I'm familiar with his sense of humor. Wicked was the book that got me started. I'm really looking forward to reading your book, to see your take on these stories, since I've always loved Fairy Tales, regardless of their form. This should be quite the adventure, and I should have quite an interesting start to my Fall reading. Congratulations on your book!!

Re: Tempted in the Tropics (4:41pm September 14, 2013):

For me, it would be a toss-up. The homemade dessert would be the Banana Split dessert, which is made up of layers of yummy goodness!! My store-bought choice would be the Sara Lee creamy cheesecake topped with strawberries and added whipped cream!! I could eat the whole thing!! For added dessert, I would have to include your book!! What a treat!! That was quite a passage that you put in your posting today, and I can't wait to rev up my Fall with something a little hot and sassy!! Congratulations on your book!! I'm sure it's going to do well. A lot of women are going to pass the word, after they get done reading it.

Re: The Sheik Retold (9:39am September 13, 2013):

I guess I don't need to finish my cup of coffee, because the passage I just finished reading sure woke me up!! It was a pleasure (no pun intended) to read some background about The Sheik. Although that was a bit before my time, I heard bits and pieces about it growing up, but never heard the whole story. I know that Rudolph Valentino was quite a heartthrob back in his day, and that his grave was even visited quite frequently after he died. To read your rendition of the book is really going to be a treat, since the passage that you put in your posting was so sensual and really kept my interest. I can't wait to see what you did with the rest of the story!! You zoomed up to the top of my TBR list for my Fall reading!! Congratulations on such an ambitious project!!!

Re: It Takes Two To Tangle (9:10am September 13, 2013):

I've had so many nicknames over the years. Some were endearing, and some made me cringe when I heard them. A few were taunts from fellow classmates when I was going to school (boys) who wanted my attention, but I ignorned them. As to your book, I love Historical fiction!! I also gravitate towards books that are set in England, so this one is right up my alley!! I'm sure that your story will make me smile, as well as bring a tear to my eye in parts. As for the cover - it is breathtaking!! Thank you for keeping History alive by writing your story!! I'll be sure to keep this book on my radar!! It's on my TBR list!!

Re: True Spies (8:56am September 13, 2013):

I can't recall ever reading a book about two people who rediscover love - only books about people who fall in love. After being married for over 30 years, perhaps I should start looking a little harder for the rediscover books!! :-) As for your book, I love the setting for starters. I always gravitate towards books that are set in England - especially that time period. You've taken a story line, and set it on its' end, so to speak. When I got done reading your posting, I couldn't stop laughing. I didn't mean to, but your description was so lifelike, that I could just picture in my minds' eye what it would be like if that was really to occur. I could sympathize with Elinor, and would probably go a little stir-crazy myself!! I can't wait to get my hands on this book, and see how this story unfolds!! It will definately be on my TBR list!! Thank you for what I'm sure will be a terrific read!!

Re: Traces Of Mercy (10:06pm September 11, 2013):

Congratulations on the addition of a Daughter-in-law!! It sounds like the Wedding was beautiful!! What you said is so true that we are the sum of our memories. Your book is something that I would love to read, because I suffered a fall a little over 3 years ago, which resulted in some memory loss. I've been working at trying to regain it bit by bit, but it's hard work!! I know this book would strike a chord with me, and perhaps bring comfort at the same time. Thank you and Michael, too, for writing this book!!

Re: Shades Of Mercy (10:16am September 11, 2013):

You combined two of my loves into one book - Romance and Native Americans!! I'm sure you did the characters proud, and this book zoomed up to the top of my TBR list for my Fall reading!! I have never heard of this tribe before, so it will be a learning experience for me as well. I think it's wonderful that the two of you collaborated on a book to keep History alive. The more that Authors do this, the better that society as a whole will be. Congratulations!!

Re: When Mountains Move (10:03am September 11, 2013):

These will definately have to go on my TBR list!! I think I'm really going to enjoy your books, and for you to be on the NY Times list AND USA Today as well, they have to be good reads!! Considering the time setting and all, I don't think I'll be going wrong with your books!! The way I look at it, why stop at just a best friend with your books?? They're probably good enough for a book club, too, and I'll probably drop a bug in the ear of the one we have here in town!!

Re: A Perfect Distraction (9:22am September 11, 2013):

It looks like I have another book to put on my list for my Fall reading!! Being a big Red Wings fan (sorry), a hockey book is right up my alley!! This sounds like a wonderful book, and I'm really glad that you got a chance to meet the inspiration for your book!! I hope you told him of your plans, and maybe sent him a copy, so that there's a chance his wife could read it!! I'm sure she'd be more than happy to!! I love the cover!! Couldn't be more sweet!!

Re: Honeymoon To Die For (9:10am September 11, 2013):

I'll glance at the cover, but it's the synopsis that I base my final opinion by. There are also certain Authors that I'll glance at as well, regardless of the cover. I know what to expect between the cover of the book, so the cover could resemble a brown paper bag, and I would still purchase it, if it was written by the right person!!

Re: Command Performance (9:14am September 10, 2013):

If you're getting those types of reviews with your debut book, you have to be doing something right!!! It looks like I'll have to put things on hold, and kick back with your book to get a little "me" time in. I can't think of a better way to kick my Fall reading season off, than with something a little on the steamy side!! Thank you for visiting us, and now you can let your nerves relax!! You're among friends now!!

Re: Damek's Redemption (11:25am September 9, 2013):

I can't give an opinion either way, since this isn't my normal genre of reading material. The way you described your book, however, has me intrigued, and I'm anxious to read it and get my feet wet in this genre, so to speak. I thought the cover was very well done, too!! Congratulations on your latest book. I'm sure that it will do well, since vampires seem to be the latest rage!!

Re: The Dervish (10:14am September 7, 2013):

There is so much to learn about that part of the world that has been distorted by other cultures who have seemed to overshadow the original peaceful inhabitants who have a story to tell. Your travels sound fascinating, and since I haven't had a chance to read any of your books yet, due to the fact that I didn't know they were out there, it sounds like I have some reading to do!! Your latest book sounds like it will be a great read for the upcoming Fall, and I'm looking forward to reading it very much!! Thank you for bringing the story up front and center and keeping their story alive!!

Re: Luther: The Calling (11:22am September 6, 2013):

Because I only get limited Canadian television where I live, I'm unfamiliar with the series. It must be good if it has that great of a following, so I would love to read the book, and find out how the series came to be. What an exciting way to start out my Fall reading!! Knowing that this book could be made into a movie is an added plus!!

Re: Bad Nights (11:14am September 6, 2013):

I give you credit for being such a daredevil!! You've done things that I can only dream about!! Your book sounds like once I pick it up, I won't be stopping until it's finished!! Those are the types of books that I like, and I'm so glad you stopped by to tell us about your latest one!! Congratulations on your book!! I'm sure it's going to do well!!

Re: Against The Ropes (11:03am September 6, 2013):

I think that a little bit of humor helps to break up a story line a little bit, and your book should take the readers for quite a ride!! I, personally, can't wait to get my hands on your book, since I share your sense of humor, and would love to start my Fall reading off with a bang!! I love the cover, and am sure I'll love what's in-between the cover even more!! Thank you for coming here today, and sharing a bit of your humor with us today!!

Re: Virtual Heaven (9:41am September 5, 2013):

I grew up playing board games as well, like Sorry, Scrabble, and Yahtzee, for example. When gaming started like Pong, I was hooked on those, too. With on-line games, I made some friends playing on one site, and miss playing, but can't play now, because I'm on dial-up, and they charge if you want to play their games, which is a shame. It was a great site, with a lot of nice people. As for books about games, I haven't gotten into the genre. It hasn't peaked my interest for some reason, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't read it and perhaps I could get into it. Your book sounds interesting, and like a plausible story that I could get into, since you wrote your story with such gusto!! Congratulations on your book!!

Re: The Good Wife (10:55am September 3, 2013):

I believe in many cases, the saying "love is blind" fits. You can love someone so deeply, and give them everything you've got, and they can turn around and hurt you when you least expect it. That hurt can run so deep, that you never get over it. You might think you do, but it always runs around in the back of your mind. I've been there, and know how devastated you can feel. It is going to take a lot of courage for me to read your book, because it's going to open a lot of old wounds for me. A lot of them are still close to the surface, and the weirdest things open them back up. Even though I suffer through in silence, the other part of me wants to see how you resolve the issue. Congratulations on what is sure to be a great read for a lot of women!!

Re: Never Say No to a Caffarelli (8:32am September 2, 2013):

Lady fingers go great with tea!! If it were coffee, then I could give you at least 100 combinations!! :-) Congratulations on your 50th book!! It sounds like a good read to kick off Fall with, and I can't wait to crack open the cover!! Any book with a story line that takes place in England, has my vote!! Here's to another 50!!!

Re: The Highlander's Desire (11:22pm August 31, 2013):

I always liked Sleeping Beauty. As for books, I've read so many, and a title isn't coming to me at the moment. The Snow Queen was a good book. Eloisa James has written a lot of great books, too!! My main concern is getting my hands on yours now, to start off my Fall reading. It sounds like a wonderful book, and I'm looking forward to reading it. Whomever did the cover outdid themselves, too!! Wow!! Congratulations!!

Re: The Blood Gospel (10:09am August 31, 2013):

My first comment was a bit premature, considering I'd been up about 18 hours and was dead-tired at the time (no pun intended). Now that I've had a chance to sleep on your question, I think back to the old Dracula movie with Bela Lugosi. As far as books in print, I believe that Ann Rice wrote a series of books, that started the craze on Vampires. After that, I'm not sure, but the Twilight movies put vampires into another stratosphere, as far as popularity goes. I am not familiar with this genre, but would still love to read your book, to see how you tie all of this in, because I know that they're related. I just haven't done all of the research as you have. Your research is appreciated. The cover to your book is very impressive as well. Congratulations on your book!!

Re: Unforeseeable (11:21pm August 30, 2013):

I love reading about the Mennonites, and having you "cross the line" a little, so to speak, is going to make reading this book a new pleasure to look forward to this Fall!! The story line sounds exciting, and I'm sure it'll turn out to be as hot inside as the cover!! Congratulations!!!

Re: The Blood Gospel (11:10pm August 30, 2013):

I don't know the answers to your questions, because I'm really not familiar with this genre, but I believe that vampires have gotten popular due to the Twilight movies. I'm curious about your book to see how you're going to tie this in with the Catholic church. The story line sounds interesting, and that's the reason why I felt that I should comment. I normally wouldn't read this genre, but felt that I would give this a try.

Re: The Mysterious Death Of Miss Jane Austen (7:46am August 29, 2013):

It's not unusual to be in an old house or castle, and feel the ghost of someone who had lived or had been in the premises before. It's happened to me a couple of times, and it doesn't feel far-fetched at all. In fact, I find it fascinating when I read when it happens to others, too!! Your book sounds absolutely wonderful, and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!! Your 6th sense really kicked up to full gear, and I'm sure your book is right on the money!! Congratulations on your book, and I'll be looking forward to a great read to kick off my Fall!! It's definately on my TBR list!!

Re: What the Bride Wore (7:37am August 29, 2013):

It's early morning here, but my favorite book is Roses by Leila Meacham. I also like anything by Janet Evanovich!! Your posting was great, but then again, who wouldn't enjoy anything you write!! Have a great day!!

Re: Love Him or Leave Him (9:14pm August 28, 2013):

You just can't beat a good Romance!! Not only do they take you away from your everyday life for a while, but you walk away, so to speak, feeling so much better when you finish the book!! I don't care if the book is 100 pages or 1000 - the feeling is always the same, and you go through the same emotions with the main character!! I love my other genres as well, but Romance remains the 1st book I reach for!!

Re: High Country Rebel (8:14am August 27, 2013):

Your book sounds like a great read to start the Fall season off with!! I love the story line, and can't wait to get my hands on it!! The cover took my breath away!! Congratulations on your book!! I'm sure it will do well!!

Re: A Rancher's Christmas (9:48am August 26, 2013):

I think that a town should have a coffee shop, or in your case, since it's a Western town, perhaps a pub or saloon. I must confess that I haven't read your books, but do love to read Christmas books, since I live quite a distance from my family, and don't get together with them for the holidays. The Christmas books give me a feeling of family during the Holidays. I'm sure once I read it, I'll be doing some backtracking, and looking for other books of yours!! Congratulations on your book, and have a great Christmas, although early!!

Re: The Arrangement (7:18am August 24, 2013):

You have written SO many books, and yet I haven't had the pleasure of reading even ONE of them!! As the old saying goes - there's a person out there for everyone, and your books tend to make that saying come alive!! I would have to add that your books give hope to those who have none, since your stories show that those with a disability of sorts are able to find love in their lives, even when they feel they have no hope and no rosy future ahead of them. I'm sure after reading one of your books, even the most depressed person will find a sliver of hope to cling to. It's truly amazing that you can find that many story lines to write about, but I suggest that you keep them coming!! As I said, I haven't read one of your books yet, but I am looking forward to reading my very first one. It sounds like I am going to be transported on a very emotional rollercoaster of a ride, but one that I'll be glad I took!! I love the era written about, and who doesn't love a good Romance story?? Thank you for writing about a most difficult topic!!

Re: Apocalyptic Moon (12:14pm August 23, 2013):

I've never read this genre before, but it does sound like a great read!! The only problem is that whomever wins the book, gets it in e-read format. It's too bad you don't give a choice. There are those, such as I, who don't own an e-reader. Although I could download your book to my computer, I'm on dial-up, and it would take forever for it to download. I guess I have no choice but to wait for your book to come out, and keep an eye out for it (no pun intended). LOL I'm not familiar with steampunk or dystopian either, by the way, so I suppose that will be something I'll have to look into.

Re: Cowboy Seeks Bride (9:44am August 22, 2013):

In answer to your question, there are times that I'm actually glad that a series comes to an end. You know when that times comes, when it goes on forever, and you get sick of the characters. You're ready to move on. It seldom happens, but does happen occasionally. I refuse to mention names, but it definately isn't you!! LOL Your latest book sounds like it's going to be the best ride yet, and I can't wait to get my hands on it!! I have no idea where you store all of these stories at in that head of yours, but keep them coming!! I love the cover, too!!!

Re: Wicked Beat (9:35am August 22, 2013):

I believe that humor is one of the traits that a "good" man should have, among other things. Your book sounds like it will be quite an interesting read, and one that will be different from the normal genre that I tend to read. I'm looking forward to something that will make me laugh, since I'm in a bit of a funk these days. Thank you for the excerpt and insight about your book today!!!

Re: Surrender To Sultry (9:28am August 22, 2013):

All I can say is that after reading your posting, you have me hooked, and wanting more!! What a great lead-in!! This is definately a book I would love to read before the Summer is out!! Thank you for stopping by and giving us a taste of your book!!

Re: A Tale of Two Centuries (10:09am August 21, 2013):

If I had to choose a sense, it would have to be touch. The reason I chose it is because you could lose your sight, but you could still get a rough idea what an item was by its' feel. Taste would be a close second, but I'm not much of an eater, unfortunately. Your book sounds wonderful, nonetheless, and I'm chomping at the bit (no pun intended) to read it!! I really enjoyed reading your posting today, and love reading books having to do with New Orleans. My best friend lives there, and tells me stories about New Orleans all the time. I hope to visit her some time in the future. Congratulations on your book!!

Re: A Most Devilish Rogue (9:58am August 21, 2013):

I just got your book, and can't wait to start reading it!! It sounds like I'm going to be taken for quite an adventure!! I just wanted to say hi to a fellow knitter. Your book is at the top of my list from a pile of books that I picked up for my Fall reading. I have to finish knitting some baby gifts and a couple of shawls first. It's hard when you love to knit, and love reading, but have these commitments to fulfill first. I'm sure I'll enjoy your book. I know I love the cover!!

Re: Written in the Stars (10:04am August 19, 2013):

I truly believe, as you do, that our destiny is written in the stars as well. You both have amazing stories, and I take my hat off to you!! I'm sure that your memoir would be quite interesting, Sherill, considering the odds you were up against from the time you were born. It sounds like your Mother was similar to mine, Patricia, but I'm glad that you didn't listen to her. Unfortunately I listened to mine, although she gave me different advice, and I regret the decision I made to this day. Your story was wonderful, and I'm so sorry for your loss. I too, believe that we will see our loved ones in another life.

Re: Strung Out To Die (9:53am August 19, 2013):

What I love about a cozy is that you get into a more intimate look at the characters, which in time, makes you feel as if you've known them for years. The stories usually take place in the same setting, too, and you can practically picture yourself there. In a nutshell, they give you the feeling of home. I'm anxious to read your latest book. I think the cover is wonderful, and it brought a smile to my face. Even though it's been out a few months, I want to congratulate you on your style of writing, and on a story that I'm sure will resonate with a lot of readers, such as me, that are not familiar with you. Congratulations!!!

Re: Beneath the Dover Sky (10:49am August 18, 2013):

This is definately one book I would love to get my hands on!! I've always had a great fondness for Winston Churchill, even though I was quite young while he had his moment in the sun, so to speak. Without going into detail, I also understand about your meaning of a touched life. My Mother passed away from Alzheimer's disease, and I'm working on a project to keep her memory alive. Anyway, your book sounds wonderful, and I love the story. The cover is beautiful as well. Congratulations on writing about an important period in History!!

Re: The Amish Seamstress (10:39am August 18, 2013):

I've always been an outgoing person, but as I'm getting older, I've learned to crave more time to myself. The one thought that popped into my head about the Amish, however, is that when you're born into that lifestyle, being around a lot of people seems "normal" to you, and you just sort of go with the flow. I don't think that you would find an Amish woman that would even consider wanting to be by herself, because it isn't engrained in her. As for your book, because I love to read about the Amish, and have met and spoken with an Amish man a couple of years ago, which I truly enjoyed, I would love to read your book. I also love reading quilting stories, which is an added plus!! This would make a great Fall read!! The cover is stunning as well!! Kudos to both of you on this book!!

Re: The Lotus Palace (12:02pm August 17, 2013):

Your book has shot up to the top of my TBR list!! I have always been fascinated with Chinese culture, and have collected their artwork for a long time. They are a gentle, fascinating people, with a wonderful philosophy. I find their collectibles beautiful, and have been taken with their Hakata dolls. The one virtue that they live by is patience when you look at some of the intricasies of a lot of their pieces. Anyway, I am looking forward to reading your book. There aren't a lot of Authors who write about the Chinese people, and as soon as I see one who does, I snatch their book up in a New York minute!! I can't wait to read yours, and be taken away to another place on the other side of the world!! Thank you for a most enlightening posting, as well.

Re: Three Days on Mimosa Lane (10:10am August 15, 2013):

After my Husband lost his job, and we lost our house of 13 years and everything with it soon after, my best Girlfriend did what she did to help us. We were living in a pop-up camper for a while, and she kept in touch by phone. Once we found a place to live, she sent packages of food, and other items, to make sure that we would survive. She still surprises me with packages of items that I can use - craft items and other things. I don't know what I'd do without her!! I in turn, knit and crochet items, and send them out to people who I feel can use the items, and so far I have made the right decisions. At the moment, I'm in the middle of baby gifts, but hope to get back to making my other items. I also make items for my Girlfriend as a Thank You. As for your book, it's one that's on my TBR list. I've been too busy to read, but hope to read it in the next couple of months. The cover is beautiful, and does the story justice. Congratulations on another winner of a story!!

Re: Once Upon A Tartan (9:56am August 15, 2013):

If I were to write a book, I would have to go by life experience, and things that I've witnessed or heard over the years. That isn't to say that I've been some kind of "loose woman." I've been anything BUT - but I've been living long enough and have had a few experiences that would make the basis for a wonderful story. The only thing that surprises me about you is that after all the stress of the courtroom, I'm surprised that you would want to go into Romance, and not something a bit more lighthearted!! I'm very interested in reading your book, and can't wait to get my hands on it!! This genre is right up my alley!! The cover is amazing as well!!

Re: The Guest House (11:21am August 14, 2013):

I've never had the good fortune to go to the Cape, but have been around Maine, visiting a good friend, and love that area. As for latest literary crushes, I don't have any at the moment. I've been busy knitting baby gifts for the past few months and have about reached my limit!! LOL They're winding down now, and I'm looking forward to a good book such as yours to reward myself with as soon as I get done!! I can picture the ocean spray hitting my face as I type already!! I love the cover of the book as well!! Somebody outdid themselves to compliment what I'm sure is going to be a great read!!

Re: A Cursed Embrace (8:10am August 12, 2013):

I found that one thing Authors have is - determination, among other things. Since you have 3 books under your belt, I would hide the list of 75 rejections!! I must confess that I've never read an Urban Fantasy book before, but would love to read your books. I'm sure they would turn me into a fan. The artwork on the covers are very well done, too!! They really catch your eye!! Congratulations on your books. I'm sure we'll hear more from you in the future!!

Re: Death on the Greasy Grass (7:53am August 12, 2013):

I'm glad that you've taken the time to keep History alive through your writing, even if it is Fiction. The Native American deserves respect, and their story deserves to be told in whatever capacity. I have always been fascinated with them myself, and admire some of the rules they live by - such as their respect for the land, plants, and animals. A lot of their adages are true as well. They are also an artistic people. The beadwork on headdresses and other artifacts are outstanding, and they also do other crafting that can't be matched by the "white man." I take my hat off to them, and give them my utmost respect. Thank you for sharing their little corner of the world with us.

Re: Taken by the Vampire King (7:35am August 12, 2013):

I have to confess that I haven't read much in this genre, but from what I have read, there's a special tenderness that you don't find in regular Romances. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. I enjoyed your posting very much, and am looking forward to reading your book!! You have to be a special Author if Harlequin took you on as an Author!! The book that's up for grabs sounds like a really good one, too, since I'm familiar with most of the Authors as well. Thank you for letting me be in the running for such a rare treat!!

Re: Between (8:17am August 9, 2013):

I'm reading your posting while having my first cup of coffee, and I want to thank you for not only the belly laugh regarding the camping, but also putting me into deep thought about dreamworlds!! I love the way you think, and I can't wait to read your book!! The storyline has me captivated!! The cover to your book is spell-binding (no pun intended)!! Thank you so much for coming here today, sharing your thoughts, and giving some background to the book. It'll make reading it that much more special!!

Re: Winter in Full Bloom (11:30am August 8, 2013):

Until I went through my own share of hardships, I didn't give people the extra attention I should have. I always put myself in their shoes, but never wondered what their lives could be like until a few years ago. Now I wonder, while I'm standing there in their shoes, and I've mellowed a little more than I used to be. It's amazing when you talk to people, that you find out how messy their lives are, too!! When you realize that everyone has some little mess in their lives, and others have a bigger mess, it's easier to take a step back before you react to someone - be it being nasty or being nice. We're all in the same boat - it's just that some of us have a bigger leak, and are trying to bail it out a little harder. I'd love to read your book, and find out your take on people as well. It's hard for me to describe how I've dealt with people, which I've tried to do with kid gloves as best I've could.

Re: Love On A Midsummer Night (11:13am August 8, 2013):

I love Romance novels, and have been reading Shakespeare for as long as I can remember, so this book is right down my alley!! Not only am I in love with this story line, but the cover of this book took my breath away!! The artwork on it is absolutely gorgeous!! Even the script is special, and sets the cover off nicely!! Purple is my favorite color as well, so I'm a bit partial, but I do love the cover, and give my kudos to whomever did the cover. Your book definately goes to the top of my TBR list, and I'm looking forward to being swept away in another Romance - the way Romance SHOULD be!!

Re: A Brew to a Kill (11:41pm August 6, 2013):

Your book sounds like a great read to wind up the Summer with!! The recipes are an added plus!! I just realized that the winner won't be getting their book until September, and that will be a great time to sit there with a cup of coffee in one hand, and your book in the other!! The muffin will have to sit on the table, I suppose. It does look yummy!! The cover is very inviting, too!! It's colorful, and the artist did a great job on it!! I have it on my TBR list.

Re: The Passion Of The Purple Plumeria (9:50am August 6, 2013):

Your post was very enlightening. It's always great when you can learn a little background about the book that you want to read, and this book is no exception!! I love the cover, too!! Congratulations on your book, and I'm sure it's going to do very well!!

Re: What the Bride Wore (9:02am August 6, 2013):

I'll just have to wait for your books to come out. I have no way to tweet, and don't have a Facebook account. With over 13,500 pieces of e-mail in my regular account, the last thing I need is another account to worry about!! There's just too much on my plate!! I do love your antics, though, as well as your books!! Have fun on your travels!!

Re: Date with Destiny (2:42pm August 5, 2013):

There was a book that I read a couple of years ago named Roses by Leila Meacham. Although the book was over 600 pages, I couldn't put it down, and stayed up all night reading it!! The main character, Mary Toliver, touched me so deeply, as did the other characters in the book, and I can't stop thinking about it. She was a strong-willed woman, who had a tender side that she really didn't let show, because she had a cotton mill business to run. It's a bit hard to explain without giving the plot away, but the book is definately one to read. Ms. Meacham has another book out named Tumbleweeds that I've wanted to read, but haven't had the time as of late. I heard that one is supposed to be just as good. I would also love to read your book as well. It sounds like a book that would touch your heart strings, and I love books that do that!!

Re: A Father For Her Triplets (2:17pm August 5, 2013):

You could say that I'm working on my own happiness at the moment. I am currently trying to get 3 baby gifts finished within the next couple of weeks. Since I have dial-up, I do my knitting and crocheting while the pages download on my computer. I'm currently done with one of the gifts, and am 2/3 done with the second one. I just started the baby afghan with the 3rd, and need everything to be done before the 17th, which means the afghan, sweater, and bib at least!! After that, I have to make 2 shawls, then I have a little girl dress and one other item to make. I have some books that I want to read, and haven't had the time to get to them yet. Hopefully that will happen by the end of the month. Because I have been staying up late working on my projects, along with trying to catch up on my e-mail (don't ask me how many I have), I'm making headway. Once the baby gifts are done, I'll at least get a smirk on my face. It'll be some time before that smirk turns to a smile!! Sorry I got a little long, but I had to fully explain it.

Re: Death Al Dente (11:08am August 2, 2013):

I left home a few years ago, but have no intention of going back!! I'm out in the country now, and love the area too much to think about going back to the city!! Wild horses couldn't drag me away now!! I've put down new roots with my Husband, and this is where we've decided to stay - at least for now. I'd love to read your book, and see how your story plays out, however. I can relate to the story line, even though my Mother passed away 11 years ago. I know how strong the bond is between a Mother and Daughter. The cover to your book is very well-done as well. It's very colorful, too!! Congratulations!!

Re: Tall, Dark, And Vampire (9:43am August 1, 2013):

Although fortunately I don't have to worry about the dieting part, I think you hit all of the main reasons right on the head!! Because each reason is equally as important, there isn't one that would take precedent over the other, so I'd have to be a bit of a piggie and choose them all!! It's amazing how many great things vampires are capable of doing!! After reading the great reviews, as well as the synopsis, I would love to read your book, and find out how the story unfolds!! I'm sure that I'm in for quite a treat!!

Re: Jaguar Fever (9:33am August 1, 2013):

This remark isn't written to insult anyone, but you would have to be brain dead not to want to dance with Wade!! I would do it in a New York minute!!! I live out in the country, so we obviously don't have any clubs like this!! It's very quaint and "down home" where I'm at, which was the charm that I liked about moving here. After reading your excerpt, I was tearing at the computer screen, looking for the next part of the book!! LOL This is normally not my genre, but you are such a great wordsmith, that you have got me totally hooked to want to read your books!! They have been put at the top of my TBR list for the end of my Summer reading!! I don't know how you can come up with a story line like this, but thank God that you did!! You now have a new fan!! Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: Plain Fear: Forgiven (9:18am August 1, 2013):

I enjoy reading about both good guys and bad boys, but for different reasons. First of all, it depends on my mood. When I want to feel good, I read about the good guys, which is always my first choice. They always tend to make you feel good, because they know how to make their woman feel good, and you finish a book, feeling good about yourself, too. As for bad boys, when you're feeling a little devilish, they seem to foot the bill. The one thing I've noticed about the bad boys is that their woman always gets them to turn their life around, which makes you feel good in a different kind of way. While they're in their bad mode, it gives you a feeling of despair, and after their life gets turned around, you get a feeling of relief. It's a lot of emotion to go through, and you mainly feel sorry for the woman, because she has to be exposed to all of that emotion, and sometimes a bit of violence. I love the story line that you chose to write about, and would love to read your books to finish out the Summer on a good note. The covers are wonderful. They look like works of art, and going by the reviews, I'm sure that I'm in for quite a treat when I flip open the covers!! They're definately on my TBR list!!

Re: The Eskimo Hunts in Miami! (11:12am July 31, 2013):

Your story lines have to be some of the most unusual that I've come across in quite a while, and that's what has drawn me in. I think that both books are going to be real page-turners, which will make for great reading to wind up the Summer!! These aren't par-for-the course books that you'll find on the shelf having to do with ex-Navy seals, and I also love the fact that you're jumping around from one part of the Country to another. You've also given the main character a minority that few are familiar with. I'm very anxious to read your books. Even the covers have beautiful artwork on them, which is an added plus!! Congratulations, and I know how I'll be spending the rest of my Summer!!

Re: The Sweetest Hallelujah (11:01am July 31, 2013):

This sounds like the perfect book to wind up the Summer with!! I can picture myself, sitting out on the deck, with a glass of iced tea in one hand, and your book in the other!! After your vivid description of the story, I feel as if I know the characters already, and I'm itching to get my hands on your book!! Congratulations on your latest project!! I'm sure it's going to do well, and will be spreading by word of mouth quickly.

Re: Baden-Powell's Beads: London (11:06am July 30, 2013):

It's wonderful that you took the time to give some added advice to those of us that would love to write, and aren't sure which way to turn, and what lies around the corner once they get started. I, myself have a book in mind, as well as the discipline, should I decide to write. Once the book is written, I don't know where I would go, because I don't have another book in mind. It would only be a one-book shot. That's my whole problem. The other problem right now is that I have myself involved with another commitment at the moment, so I have to put it on the back burner (again), which doesn't thrill me. I thought about writing it out in longhand here and there when I get a few spare minutes, so that at least I can get it started, and maybe I'll be able to get it finished in between the commitment I'm involved in now. Writing has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember, and I had teachers in school who even told me that I could go far, if I continued in that vein. I would also love to read your books, considering I love the setting of your books, and also love the topic. Thank you again for the advice!!

Re: Pipe Dreams (2:45pm July 29, 2013):

I believe that most people have that "extra special" part in them that gives them the ability to pay it forward, when the need arises. Some people, such as you, are more capable than others, to pay it forward on a more grander scale, so to speak, than others. Unfortunately, I'm not in that position, so I do it in small ways, when I'm able to, and it's a great feeling for both parties involved, whenever you do it. As for your book, besides the amazing cover, I would love to read what's inside!! Your book is on my TBR list, and would make a great end-of-Summer read for me!! Thank you for sharing that wonderful personal story of yours today. I enjoyed it immensely!! Sculpting takes a lot of talent, and a lot of patience!! Obviously your Teacher saw those qualities in you!!

Re: Second Ride Cowboy (2:05pm July 28, 2013):

It's possible for people to re-kindle romance, but the circumstances have to be right. I got back together with my Husband (we were never married to each other) after being apart for several years, through a mutual friend. I carried a torch for him all of those years, and he never knew it. We got back together as friends, but not for long!! Within a couple of months, he proposed!! We had lived separate lives, but thought about each other while we were apart. There are instances where a couple detest each other so much, that there is no way that they can ever make it again as a couple. The circumstances behind the breakup were too egregious to repair. As for your book, I would love to read a great Cowboy book to round out my Summer with, and your book is just the ticket!! The story sounds like it would be a real page turner!! Congratulations!!

Re: Slick Rider (10:19am July 27, 2013):

I don't mean this as an insult, but after reading the excerpt, it seems like this book is going to be a fun read to end the Summer on an up note!! I fell in love with the Characters immediately, and they felt like old friends!! Juss sounds like a bit of a handful, and I can't wait to read the rest of the book to find out what happens!! Congratulations on your book!! I'm sure it will do well, because who doesn't love a cowboy??

Re: Traveling Light (9:57am July 27, 2013):

I used to people watch, but now I REALLY people watch. By that I mean that I look at every detail - what they're wearing, down to the smallest detail, what they might be doing at that particular moment, be it shopping and looking at a particular item, or just standing in line. I look at their taste in something. I also look at the expression on their face, and if they're a woman, I check out their make-up if they're a woman. I started to do this over the past 5 years where I really was a stickler for detail more so than in the past, where I never failed to miss anything, but would sort of overlook people. Now I have this interest for some strange reason, and find them fascinating. They all tell a story in some strange way, and if you look long enough, without being rude, they tell you a story about themselves, if you look at the details. You have a fascinating cover to your book. Walking on the shoreline is something I love to do as well, considering I live fairly close to a large major lake. I would love to read your book as well, and have it on my TBR list. Congratulations!!

Re: A Spy to Die For (11:30am July 25, 2013):

Since you love spy books, I know I'm in for a wild ride with this one!! I can't wait to read it, and end my Summer on an up note!! The cover is wonderful!! Even the script ends a nice touch to the cover!! This is definately a book everyone should have on their TBR list!!

Re: The Outcast Prince (11:01am July 25, 2013):

I have yet to read a paranormal book, since several that I've seen seem to be a little far-fetched for me to get into. It would take too long to explain that statement. Anyway, after reading your blog, and seeing the area where you live, it's understandable where you would be able to come up with such amazing storylines, and I am willing to give your books a shot!! How could I not after such wonderful reviews as well?? I'm sure this site is going to be jumping with people, clamoring for a chance to get their hands on your book!! I think the cover is quite stunning, too!! Congratulations!!

Re: Reckless (10:39am July 24, 2013):

Both Tombstone and Skyfall rate in my book!! Speaking of books, I can't wait to read yours!! It sounds like it's going to be a great read!!

Re: Rugged Hearts (10:30am July 24, 2013):

There were several people who have influenced me over the years for different reasons, but two have stood out. The first one is Helen Keller. When I was a little girl, I saw the "Miracle Worker" on tv, and was fascinated with it, so I read Helen Keller's autobiography. After reading it, and realizing all the obstacles she had to overcome, and everything she had accomplished with her life, I decided to pattern myself after her the best I could. The other person who influenced me was an English teacher that I had in High School. We always had to write short stories and turn them in. She was so impressed with my stories, that she told me to continue to write, because I had a gift for writing. I always loved the English language, and wish that I had taken her advice. Perhaps I'll still write that book, but for now my life has been too cluttered with other obligations. I've been influenced by a few people who have helped shape my destiny, and I should also mention another teacher in Junior High who, if it weren't for her patience, this Southpaw would never have learned how to crochet!! Now I'm able to crochet and knit, and bring joy to the faces of friends and family with the click of the needles!! As the saying goes - they come into your life for a reason.

Re: Complete Me (7:01am July 23, 2013):

I haven't read the series, but have heard about it. I would love to read it!!!

Re: Kissing My Old Life Au Revoir (6:48am July 23, 2013):

I have to congratulate you on taking a gutsy move, by purchasing the cottage!! Having your soulmate for support helps to make the decision so much easier!! You also had signs that this was the right move to make (no pun intended). I've also been told by close friends and a couple of relatives that I'm gutsy as well. About 6 years ago, my Husband lost his job, and we in turn lost our house of 13 years. We packed up what we could of our belongings in our pop-up camper and small pick-up truck, grabbed the dog, and headed for the nearest campground, which was to be our new home. We moved around like this for a while, until we were able to find a place that we were able to afford, since we got no support from immediate family. We are now in a very cute place out in the country, away from everyone, and we love it!! Things happen for a reason, and you go through life, learning to roll with the punches!! Congratulations again, and I can't wait to read your book!!

Re: An Open Heart (11:48am July 21, 2013):

Under the circumstances, I'm sure that this happens. You wouldn't have to go to great lengths to prove it to me. That doesn't mean I'm gullible, I just have more of an open mind. Your book sounds really interesting, and considering the fact that I love books that delve into this subject, I would love to read it!!

Re: Raspberries and Vinegar (11:38am July 21, 2013):

Since I live in the country, I can totally relate to what you've written about in your blog, although I haven't had to deal with a building overrun with mice yet!! I just see an occasional mouse or two running in the field that the cats or hawks nab. Anyway, until my health got bad, I loved using vegetables that I grew myself when I cooked. I prefer making things from scratch when I'm able to, but unfortunately, due to my health, this household is a bit half and half when it comes to meals. I've always felt you can't beat a home-cooked meal with home-grown ingredients when you can get them, though. It always tastes so much better!!

Re: The Officer And The Secret (8:51am July 19, 2013):

If you know of someone who knits, they can always use hoods to wear under their helmets when the weather gets cold, as well as other items. It's a good idea to ask them if there's anything they can use, and send it along. It shows that you care about them. Just sending cookies and things like that is fine, but personal items are nicer.

Re: Nora Roberts Land (8:43am July 19, 2013):

Apparantly I'm missing out on something, because I've never read a Nora Roberts book before, even though I've seen her books plastered everywhere I look when I go to the store, a thousand times!! She seems to have an endless supply of material, which apparantly is to her credit. I feel badly for your Sister, since divorce is never easy, but usually better things stem from it. I wish her well. As for your book, I'm anxious to read it for personal reasons. I'm hoping it will be a stepping stone, too, to get me started, not only on your books, but on Nora Roberts' books as well!! Congratulations on what I'm sure will be a bit hit!!

Re: Meet Me At The Cupcake Cafe (9:42am July 18, 2013):

This sounds like the type of read where a person will not only have a great time reading the story, but they'll put on a few pounds flipping the pages!! LOL I can't believe that you have 11 novels out there, all of those accolades, and this is the first that I've heard of you!! It sounds like I have some reading to do!! Seriously, I have to find your books, since all of them sound like great reads for this time of year, and I'm so glad that you came to this side of the pond to let us know that you're out there!! Congratulations on your latest book, and I have you down on my TBR list as we speak!!

Re: Magic Rises (7:22am July 17, 2013):

I must confess that I'm not familiar with your books, but I would love to read this one!! The story sounds like a real page-turner, and I would love to end out the Summer giving it a chance!! Congratulations on your book!! The cover is amazing, and from everything that I've read, you've got quite a following!! I know this book will do well!!

Re: Rancher to the Rescue (7:16am July 17, 2013):

I'm shocked that he can devour more books than I can. I'm also surprised at what a homebody he is. I always took him for the type of person who needed to be on the move - doing something, and being with people, but he prefers being home with me, and if people stop by, that's fine with him.

Re: Emeralds of the Alhambra (12:04pm July 14, 2013):

I'm glad to hear that more Authors are getting involved, and keeping History alive. Using Romance as a vehicle to do so, is a very interesting way of doing so, and your book sounds like a great read!! It would make a good way to finish out the Summer!! Thank you for taking the time to do your research, and keeping that part of History fresh in people's minds.

Re: Masquerade (11:49pm July 13, 2013):

While I was reading your posting, Scarlett O'Hara popped in my head, and there was your explanation of her!! Outside of her, and because it's late for me, and I'm so tired from housework today, nobody comes to mind!! I do love the cover of your book, however, as well as the story line, and would love to read your book!!

Re: Merger to Marriage (10:01am July 13, 2013):

As for the tried-and-true novels, or reading to see how the Author solves them, it really depends on my mood. If I want lighter reading, tried-and-true is my choice every time. Otherwise, I'll go with the Author's way of solving them. My favorite Lucy moment is when they decide to go camping. I remember them going down the road, when all of the cupboards start to open, and things come flying out!! It takes me back to the days when I used to go camping with my Husband, and things would go wrong. Even though I didn't have a trailer like that, I could imagine what it would be like!! Thank you for the trip down memory lane, and I'm looking forward to reading your latest book!!

Re: Ignited (7:25am July 12, 2013):

I'm anxious to read your books, because even though I know they're out there, they keep slipping under the radar (no pun intended). Congratulations on all of your awards!! With everything that you have your hands into, it's amazing that you find the time to write award-winning books!! I'm looking forward to reading them during the Summer, and have them down on my TBR list!!

Re: If The Shoe Fits (10:29am July 11, 2013):

While I was reading your posting, there was one character who kept screaming out to me. That was Anna, from Anna and the King of Siam. I don't know if you would actually consider her romantic, nor her role in the movie, but it's actually supposed to be a love story. I adored the movie, and still do!! Yul Brynner played an excellent King, and isn't exactly my idea of a catch, but considering it's a love story, I don't know if this one would count. I fell in love with the cover of your book, as well as the story, and would love to read it. Since Anna screamed out to me to put her in for my answer, I'm hoping to have a shot at winning.

Re: Jungle Fire (9:28am July 10, 2013):

It's no offense to you, but the books that I've read have been centered around a small town. I haven't read any books that have to do with a jungle setting, or remote area. Yours would be the first. I suppose that's because it keeps me in a "comfort zone." I would love to read your book, however, because it does sound interesting, and I would love to shake up my Summer reading a little bit this year. The cover is quite striking, too!! Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: Pennsylvania Patchwork (9:19am July 10, 2013):

I'm looking forward to reading your book very much!! The Amish people have always drawn me to them, yet I don't know why. Perhaps it's their secrecy. Maybe it's their dress. It could be their lifestyle. Whatever it is, I love to read about them, and have enjoyed the books that I've gotten their hands on. I always wanted to write, but my hopes were dashed years ago by my Mother, for reasons I don't care to get into. I shouldn't let that get in the way, and not let it bother me now, since she's been gone 11 years now, but my life has been so busy, that I haven't had the time to put pen to paper. I was encouraged by several teachers in school to write, and have to either learn to organize my time better so I can attempt my dream, or just let it go.

Re: Pieces Of The Heart (9:05am July 10, 2013):

Whenever I see an Author write a book that keeps past History alive, it makes me happy. Our children need to read books about what happened in prior wars. I love to read about that time period, but it's vitally important that this time period lives on. Thank you for recreating the quilt pattern as well. Your book has all the elements that I'm looking forward to in a book, and I have it on my TBR list for my Summer reading.

Re: Guardian (9:28am July 9, 2013):

It's a bit early for me to put on my thinking cap, so I can't remember if I've read a second chance love story or not. If you've read as many books as I have over the years, plus have been recovering from a head injury which has affected your memory, you would see my dilemma!! I would love to read your book, however. It sounds like a wonderful read, far from the norm for the Summer!! I need a little bit of a mix-up in my genres of books, and yours would be one at the top of my list, since it is a romance!! Congratulations on your book. I'm sure it will do well.

Re: The Medic's Homecoming (7:32am July 8, 2013):

I can't say that I've really gotten into the paranormal characters, because I haven't found anything out there that has really captured my interest as far as story lines go. The movie that you just described sounded really good, though, and not as far-fetched as a lot of the movies out there. It's something that I would be more interested in seeing. Vampires, on the other hand, since Robert Pattinson has been thrown into the limelight, have been overrated, in my opinion, and you can't look anywhere without seeing a story about them. Everyone has jumped on the bandwagon. I still remember the old Bela Lugosi films, where he was the master of his craft. I was a child then, but he scared me, especially when teamed up with Boris Karloff. I hope in the near future to be able to watch Warm Bodies, though, and will make a note of it, since you gave it a glowing review, and I loved the report you gave on it!! I'm also looking forward to reading your book!!

Re: Love's Peril (8:50pm July 7, 2013):

With hot bodies like that on the cover, and an award-winning author writing on the inside, I'd be a fool to pass these books up!! This particular story sounds really good, and it'll be a great way to "shake up" my Summer!! Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: My First - Jason & Katie (1:44pm July 6, 2013):

I am a hopeless Romantic as well, and was totally taken in by the excerpt you posted!! I wanted more - as of yesterday!! :-) This sounds like a wonderful book, and the perfect read for the Summer!! I can see me curling up with my kittens, or with just a glass of iced tea, or even with my Husband - (Heaven forbid) if I could just get my hands on this book!! I love the way the plot is written out, and know that I'll be taken on a wonderful ride!! Congratulations on your latest book!! The cover is hot, too!!

Re: Winning a Bride (11:00pm July 5, 2013):

I think that the decision should be up to Jade. It sounds like she's bursting at the seams to write another book, so she should stick with books!! She's so creative, and I'd hate to see her have to leave anything out of her novella, because she's pressed for space!! Do what your gut and heart tell you to do, Jade!!

Re: Breathe Again (7:31am July 5, 2013):

Where I live, the TV reception isn't good, so as far as being able to watch any shows, or even knowing what's out there, I couldn't tell you. Growing up, there were a few medical shows on TV that I used to watch. The only thing I can say about the Doctors back then is, they were kind, compassionate, and went out of their way to help their patients. They were like a friend to their patients to make them comfortable so that they could be treated properly. I had a Doctor that I went to for over 30 years who was from that "old school" way of thinking, and after he retired, I missed him terribly. He was a real gem who did right by his patients. I heard stories of how he would yell at the nurses in the hospitals if his patients weren't being taken care of properly!! He was the sweetest person you ever met, with a great bedside manner. That would be the type of person you could write books about!! I can't wait to read your book, and find out how the story ends!!

Re: Paradise Valley (1:12pm July 4, 2013):

I feel as if I've missed out on so much, because you're a woman after my own heart!! Perhaps it could be the ties we both share to Michigan. Since there are Indian Reservations here in the State, that could be part of the fascination that I've always had with Native Indians. I've also had a strong interest in Colorado since I was in my early teens, but have never been there. For someone to put so much heart and soul into their books, I would be a fool to pass you up!! I love the cover to your latest book. The cursive script on the cover sets the picture off nicely, as well as tells a story in itself. I don't have an e-reader, but I'm looking forward to getting my hands on whatever books of yours I can find, and putting them all on my TBR list!!

Re: Prince of Secrets (8:36am July 3, 2013):

Currently, I'm in the middle of a knitting and crocheting present blitz for a few people. The majority have been baby gifts, and those take time. Because I'm on dial-up, I work on my projects while the pages load, which means that I'm able to get some work done while I'm on the computer. The baby afghans take time, and I'm glad that the pattern is an easy one. The sweaters are a little more complicated, but sometimes it's aggravating trying to do both things at once. When those items are done, I have shawls to make, then other items after that. It doesn't leave me much time to read at the moment, but I plan on fitting that in, since I need a break. I love my needlework, but I love to read, too!! I want to get your books on my TBR list for the Summer!!

Re: Final Sentence (8:20am July 3, 2013):

I would have to pick Robert Downey Jr, Hugh Jackman, and Johnny Depp. That's thinking off the top of my head, as you said, and I'm just starting my first cup of coffee!! I can't wait to read your book!! It sounds great, and knowing the background makes me want it in my hands immediately even more!! The cover is so cute and colorful, and I'm sure it's going to do well!! Congratulations!!

Re: It Happened One Midnight (7:57am July 3, 2013):

I would hope that it happens again!! I love the way he came so close to her, barely touching her, and said "Boom" in her ear!! What expressive writing!! After reading that excerpt, I can't wait to get my hands on your book, to find out how the story unfolds!! Now I can see why you got such accolades for your book!! I'm in love with the cover as well!! This is definately a book that is on my TBR list for the Summer!! Congratulations on your book!! I'm sure it's going to make a lot of women happy this Summer!!

Re: Masters of The Cats: Collaring The Saber-Tooth (8:43am July 1, 2013):

Being a cat lover, this sounds like an interesting read!! In fact, I have one male and one female cat in my house, and I'm sure I'll be glancing over at my kittens while I'm reading this book, imagining them in these parts!! I've never read a book like this before, so it should be a different type of read to kick off my Summer!! Right now it's a bit cool here, so we can use some heat!!

Re: Wish You Were Here (11:06am June 28, 2013):

My Sister taught me how to read at the age of 3, and I was reading whatever I could get my hands on, including my Dad's physics books!! From there, I would walk down to the local library when I was old enough, and bring home as many books as I could carry, on a wide array of subjects - from bugs to birds, to the planets. As I got a little older, I learned about the Bobbsey twins, as well as Nancy Drew, and Edgar Allan Poe. My favorite book besides Poe and Shakespeare was reading Helen Keller's autobiography. She touched me deeply, and I tried to pattern my life after her. Learning to read at such an early age gave me a love of the English language, and all through school I got A's on my report card. I wanted to go to College and be an English major, but got discouraged by my Mother, so decided not to go at all, which was a foolish mistake. If I had been smart, I would have talked it over with my Dad, who would have changed my mind, since he was paying for my education. I had wanted to be a writer, or at least see what avenues were available to me in the English field, because I always loved the language. I still do, but it's a bit late for me. Anyway, as they say, spilt milk. I would love to read your book. I loved the excerpt that you provided in your posting, and would love to see how the story panned out. The whole story line sounds interesting, and a bit amusing, if I might say so myself, so it sounds like the perfect read for this Summer!! Congratulations on your book!! This is definately one to put on the TBR list!!

Re: Smoking Hot (10:54am June 27, 2013):

Knowing my upbringing, I'd have a hard time believing that such a thing existed, so I'd have to have him prove that he existed. After that, then I suppose the Angelic thoughts would come. Your book sounds like the perfect start to the steamy Summer that we're having right now!! Not only do I love the cover, but I love the story line, and would love to read the book, and find out how the story ends. Congratulations on your book!!

Re: Anything But Sweet (9:14am June 26, 2013):

I thought the area I lived in was pretty quaint, but I like this place even more!! I'm sure this will be the type of book to sit on my deck, with a glass of iced tea, and have you take me away to your town for a while, so I can enjoy myself!! I'm looking forward to reading your story so much!! It's on my TBR list for this Summer, for sure!! Texas can't be any sweeter than this!!

Re: All Out of Love (9:07am June 26, 2013):

I was all over the board, so that would pretty much describe me!! My taste in Authors vary, as does your choices in Authors!! They're all good, yours truly included!! I'm looking forward to reading your latest book, because I'm curious to find out why that good-looking cowboy is looking down at his feet!! I love the cover, and I'm sure that I'll love what's between the covers even more (no pun intended - maybe)!! The quiz was fun, but the book will be more fun to start off my Summer with!! It will definately be on my TBR list!!

Re: Exposed (8:58am June 26, 2013):

You live in the perfect area to find material in which to write your books - especially the area you've chosen to write about. I've seen several stories in the news lately regarding death penalty cases in your state, and people being put to death for different reasons. That alone should go hand in hand with the stories you write about. I'm sure that I'll enjoy your books. They should be just the type of reading to get into for my Summer reading!! I love the cover to your latest book as well!! There's something about her wind-blown hair, that sort of blends into the background, that catches your eye!! Congratulations on all of your awards!! I'm sure with all of your interviews and hard work, they go hand-in-hand with the kudos you've received!!

Re: Luck of the Dragon (8:30am June 26, 2013):

Because I love your sense of humor so much, and loved reading your posting, I know I'm going to love your book!! I can't wait to read it!! You even got a smashing cover to start out your series, which should make you feel good!! Congratulations!!

Re: Just Beyond the Garden Gate (7:59am June 24, 2013):

At one time I worked as a Bank Teller, and met a customer who was my age who was a wine salesman. We hit it off, and later that day, he came through the drive through window, and brought me some sample bottles as a present. Whenever I was working late, and it was just a skeleton crew working, he would show up at my window, bearing gifts. He's the type of guy who would make someone a good Husband, and I often wonder what happened to him. I love the cover of your book, and would love to read it!! It would make great reading this Summer, although I don't own an e-reader.

Re: One Night (10:27pm June 23, 2013):

Being with my Husband for one night many years ago, made a lasting impression on me. We went our separate ways, and were reunited years later. All the years that we were apart, I held a torch for him, but he didn't know it. Once we got back together, it was as if no time had passed, and when he asked me to marry him, I was on cloud nine!! We have now been married for 30 years, and it seems like yesterday. So much can happen in just one night, even though it didn't take place as you might be thinking.

Re: The Guardian's Witch (9:27am June 22, 2013):

I really enjoyed reading your posting this morning. I had no idea how much was involved as far as the beliefs of a Witch went. It was very enlightening, and actually gave me a new found respect for them. I'm looking forward to reading your book, and have it down on my TBR list for the Summer. It sounds like it will be a good story to follow, now that I see Witches in a different lightI'm sure it will do well. The cover is well done, too!!

Re: The Loner (9:10am June 22, 2013):

I have first-hand knowledge about PTSD, and I feel for anyone who is going through it. It's great that you've written a book about it, and brought the disorder to the forefront. The story sounds like it'll be a great read, and I'm looking forward to reading it.

Re: One Night With A Rake (9:26am June 21, 2013):

My dog passed away almost 3 years ago, and it was pretty quiet around our apartment. Because my Husband and I feed the strays here in the country, what started out to be one cat, turned into 2 mama cats, and their litters, which was a total of 8 kittens to boot!! Our Landlord was nice enough to let us keep them in the apartment until they were old enough to be weaned, then we kept 2 kittens, and the rest of them went to a no-kill shelter, where they would be placed in a good home. These 2 kittens turned out to be the loves of our lives, even though at times, they can be little stinkers. It was such a hard choice to pick only 2, because each one of them had such a great quality to them, but the 2 we kept are complete opposites, and both loving in their own way. Sugar Ray, the male, likes to sit by the computer and watch the cursor. Gizmo, the female, just likes to sit on my lap while I'm on the computer, and fall asleep, after I've given her some loving. While they're awake, they love to play, and love to follow us around the apartment. I'd love to tell you stories of their antics, but it would take up too much space. Some day I'd love to throw a puppy into the mix, since they love dogs, too, and would have fun with a new playmate.

Re: The Lady Mercy Danforthe Flirts With Scandal (8:56am June 21, 2013):

I'm really disappointed!! I got so engrossed in the excerpt, and when it ended, it left me wanting more!! I know that's a good thing, but I was in the mood for a good story this morning. The excerpt stopped too soon!! Your book sounds wonderful, and I can't wait to read it in its' entirety!! The cover is very chic as well. Congratulations on your book. I know that I'll have some good reading ahead of me this Summer!!

Re: The Look of Love (8:29am June 21, 2013):

Considering all the accolades I just read about you, it's a shame that I haven't read any of your books!! I wasn't aware of the number of great stories that I've been missing, but you can be sure that I plan on starting off my Summer on the right foot now!!! Your book sounds wonderful, and you are definately on my TBR list as of today!! Congratulations on your new contract, and I'll be looking forward to reading this book, as well as the others to come, and the ones I've missed!!

Re: Grounded (9:06am June 20, 2013):

I haven't read any of your books, but if the setting is in Chicago, I'm sure you're not at a loss for material!! It sounds like you and you're Wife are definately on the same wavelength, as far as characters are concerned, and I'm looking forward to starting another series, where I'll be familiar with the characters, as well as get to know new ones. It sounds like you have quite a following, so you must be doing something right!! Congratulations, and I'm sure that I'll be joining your group of followers!!

Re: If The Shoe Fits (8:54am June 20, 2013):

You asked a tough question!! I suppose I'd have to start out with Carole King's Tapestry, then move into the group Chicago, with a little Procol Harem and a smidgen of Journey thrown in for good measure!! There are other groups I could think of, but I think I'll stop with this. Now I'll have to get familiar with your books!! They sound like just the thing I need to boost my spirits this Summer!! I've had a lot on my plate as of late, and would enjoy a good book respite!!

Re: Widow Of Gettysburg (12:07pm June 19, 2013):

Unfortunately I'm on dial-up, so if I was able to watch a trailer, it would come up in 2 second blurbs, as I call them. It's not worth it for me to watch any video, so it puts me at a loss, considering the fact that I would have loved to have seen your video. I can't really say whether they would sway me one way or the other, because this is something new to me. I normally go by the back jacket of the book, to see if the story itself would interest me. If I know who the Author is, I know that normally I would enjoy the book itself. If it's a new Author, I go strictly by the jacket of the book, and take a peek at a few pages of the story. Those are the clinchers for me. I would say in your case, the story line itself interests me, so I would love to read your book!! Historicals are a plus, and I appreciate the extra effort that you took to make your books a reality. History is something that must be kept alive for future generations.

Re: Rescuing Dawn (7:42am June 18, 2013):

I have a couple of friends who have become like a Brother and Sister to me over the years. We support each other in everything we do, and I couldn't imagine life without them!! They've been there for me to help me through a really rough patch that I went through a few years ago, and I've always been there for them, whenever I'm needed, too!! Our love for each other is unconditional, and it's wonderful to have found friends such as this!! Your book sounds really good, and I'm looking forward to reading it!! Congratulations!!

Re: He Belongs to Me (9:28am June 16, 2013):

It's funny that you mention the fried eggs. My Husband likes his over-easy, and I tried to fix them for him a couple of times. That was a l-o-n-g time ago, and since I'm not a big fan of having eggs that way, I really didn't get the hang of it. He also knows how to cook eggs, so we sort of have a truce. If he wants eggs, I just let him cook his own!! As for scrambled eggs, however, he can't hold a candle to mine, and knows it, so that is my department. Anyone who has eaten my scrambled eggs, compliments me on them, so I'm the one who fixes those!! Congratulations on your latest book. I love the cover, and am looking forward to reading it.

Re: Opposing Forces (3:02pm June 15, 2013):

Here's my reunion story. My Husband and I knew each other from years ago, but had lost touch with each other. He ran into a dear friend of mine, and asked about me, who gave him my phone number. Long story short, he called me, and a few short months later, we got married. I was thrilled, because I had carried a torch for him all these years, and he never knew!! Second story: My Husband and I had used the same Veterinarian. Because my Husband (who wasn't my Husband at the time) didn't own a pet, he wasn't in touch with the Vet. The Veterinarian still came to see me, though, since I owned dogs. He always asked me what had happened to him, since he never heard from him, thinking I had. This would put me in a bit of a funk, since I wondered what happened to him, too. Anyway, after we got married, I had my Mother schedule the dogs' appointment for their yearly shots. This particular Veterinarian would make house calls. Anyway, imagine his shock when my Husband came to the door!! He was floored, and doubly floored when he found out we got married!! After that day, he was a regular guest at our house when he wasn't making house calls, and we saw him quite frequently until a sudden heart attack took him from our lives too soon. Those are my stories, and I apologize for my earlier comment, but when you don't have an e-reader and don't get a choice of digital or print, it sort of leaves you out of the loop!! I wish you or one of the Authors could express this to the other Authors. I'm sure I'm not the only one in this situation. Thanks so much!!

Re: Just One Kiss (2:24pm June 15, 2013):

After losing my house and belongings not that long ago, there are things that my Husband and I could really use at the moment. I think that I would replace these items first. I also know of a couple of people who are in dire straights, so I would pass along some money to them to help them out, too!! The rest of the money I would put in savings - part in a CD, or something to that effect so it wouldn't be touched for a while, and the rest in savings. There is no way that I would "blow it," since I would like to have a cushion to live on for a while, should something happen down the line. Congratulations on your latest book!! I would love to read it, and it sounds like it's shaped up to be a great Summer read!!

Re: Opposing Forces (9:42am June 14, 2013):

I have a wonderful reunion story - two in fact, that I'd love to write, but there's no sense, because you're giving away a digital copy of your book. I don't have an e-reader, so I'm at a loss. I do want to say that I was deeply moved by the story of your Mother, and felt as if I was there with her, meeting her relative. You have the power in your writing to make a person feel as if they are right there, going throught the same experience with the person you're writing about!! I'm sure that your book is very good. It's too bad I'm going to miss it!!

Re: Billion Dollar Cowboy (11:41am June 13, 2013):

Carolyn - Every time I read one of your postings, you make my day!! You could practically write a book of just your postings alone!! As for the first paragraph, to sort of quote you, "hell yeah!!" I'd buy your book in a heartbeat!! Any book that you've written tells me that it will not only give me a good story, but I'm sure that there's bound to be some of your old-fashioned fun thrown in for good measure!! You picked a good-lookin' cowboy for the cover, but he could be uglier than dirt, and you'd still make him handsome by the end of the book!! Congratulations on your latest book, and I can't wait to start my Summer off on the right foot - with you!!

Re: One Day in Apple Grove (11:30am June 13, 2013):

I have never gone to a reader's event before, but would love to go!! They are all quite a distance from me, and I can't afford it at the moment. I've spoken to a few Authors on line, and am in awe of the work you do. To be able to pick a particular event would be hard, because they all have their good points, as well as their bits of fun!! I would also enjoy making new friends out there, who enjoy the same livlihood as me, which is nice. As for your book, I love the cover, for starters!! It looks like a work of art!! Someone really outdid themselves to grace the cover of your manuscript!! That must mean that I'm going to REALLY enjoy your story!! I can't wait to kick back this Summer, and read your book, since this is a TBR listing, for sure!! Congratulations, and I'll be looking forward to more.

Re: The Fireman's Homecoming (10:56am June 12, 2013):

I do a lot of different crafts, but lately have been concentrating on knitting and crocheting. The items I make have been going to friends and family, as well as worthy causes. This year's agenda has been a full one for me. I have been working on 2 baby presents which consist of baby afghans, bibs, and sweaters, then I have a bereavement shawl, a comfort shawl, a birthday present, a hat, and I'm sure other items will be popping up!! Some of the work I do while I'm on the computer, because I'm on dial-up, and the pages load so slow!! I'm also looking forward to reading your book, since I also do my reading while I'm on and off the computer as well. Your book sounds like a great Summer read!!

Re: It Had To Be You (10:44am June 12, 2013):

I really enjoyed reading the interview, and am looking forward to reading her latest book!! I thought I was an animal lover!! One day I hope to have as many animals, if not more, running around my household!! You can't beat having a cat or kitten purring on your lap, and a dog curled up at your feet!! Congratulations on your latest award, Jill!! You've earned it!!

Re: Summer at Mustang Ridge (10:06am June 11, 2013):

My Mother never really sat me down to teach me how to cook the dishes that she was known for, which was unfortunate. The fortunate part was that, as a child, I used to sit nearby and watch her. She also had a couple of recipes written down. I also have my Dad to ask, but he is losing his memory, so I was able to ask for his help before his memory loss. She was known for her Prune Cookies at Christmas. They're a lot of work, and take two days to make!! You might turn your nose up at the sound, but you would never know you were eating prunes if you were to taste one - and the dough is so sweet and flaky!! I also make a mean pot of stuffed cabbage, as well as pierogi, also known as dumplings. The one thing I haven't tried yet is her cinnamon-raisin bread, which she was known for, and could make in her sleep!! I have nerve damage in my arms, and am unable to knead the dough. I haven't given up on the thought of making it, though.

Re: The Firebird (9:23am June 6, 2013):

I remember Little Women as well. There was a book that came out before that, which was called The Little Peppers. One book that always gave me strength and shaped me as a person was the Autobiography by Helen Keller. Since it's a bit early in the morning, and I haven't been up long, the title escapes me, but after reading about her trials and tribulations, I admired her immensely, and tried to pattern myself after her. I always wanted to be a writer, but that was the only part of my life I never pursued for several reasons. I'm looking forward to reading your book. Congratulations!!

Re: Tainted Angel (9:15am June 6, 2013):

If the inside of your book is as intriguing as the cover, I'm sure I'll be in for one heck of a good ride!! I'm really looking forward to reading your book. Your posting today was very entertaining, and I, too, love a good spy story!! Congratulations on your latest book!!

Re: Can't Stop Believing (8:44am June 5, 2013):

This sounds like a wonderful story, and I can't wait to sink my teeth into it, after I stop gazing at the beautiful cover!! It sounds like you really put your heart into this book, and I'm sure I'll feel it every time I flip a page!! Congratulations on your book!! This one will definately be on my TBR list!!

Re: It Had To Be You (8:39am June 5, 2013):

I haven't had a chance to read your book yet, but if that's the playlist that corresponds to your book, it sounds like it will be a good one!!!! I'm looking forward to having a good book to kick off my Summer on the right foot, and this one should be just the ticket!!! I love the cover, too!! Congratulations on your latest book!!!

Re: Sweet Revenge (9:56am June 4, 2013):

I like it when a hero is a little rough around the edges, because he always needs a woman to "polish him up a little bit." She's always there to buff out those rough edges, and make him shine, the way he deserves to be. I love the story line of your book. It sounds like a real page turner, and I'm looking forward to reading it. Anything set in London catches my eye, as well. Congratulations on your book!!

Re: Five Days in Skye (9:31pm June 2, 2013):

Being a woman and trying to earn a living in a man's world is no easy task today. You look at them as a way of getting a job done, and they look at you as a piece of meat or notch on their belt!! Sometimes you do luck out, though. I feel for you, and I'm glad that you are able to write. Your book sounds great, and I'm anxious to read it. I think the cover is breathtaking, too!!

Re: Katie's Choice (9:09pm June 2, 2013):

I like the innocence of their romance. I also like the way the man treats the woman. You know that they are going to be respected. I haven't come across a book yet where I have been disappointed. I have come across a couple, though, where I thought the story line dragged a bit, but other than that, I thought the romance was simple, and pure, and the way two people should really treat each other. I'm looking forward to reading your book, since I love to get my hands on all of the Amish stories. Congratulations on your book!! I love the cover, too!!

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