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Returning to the beach
June 17, 2013

What I'll be reading this summer:
May 28, 2012

549 comments posted.

Re: You Had Me at Wolf (8:13pm February 27, 2020):

I like when they can overcome & hopefully scare the bad guys

Re: An Inconvenient Duke (9:05pm February 26, 2020):

as in any story I want to like the characters and a good story, but in historical fiction I want to learn something - how people lived in the time period or about a historical event

Re: Highland Sword (8:25pm February 15, 2020):

I like to bake - it's very precise

Re: Secret Mountain Hideout (11:34am January 24, 2020):

characters are very important, but the story itself is equally critical - setting adds t the feelings that arise while reading.

Re: Risk It All (12:43pm December 30, 2019):

we generally take a beach vacation, but I love the mountains too - as long as there is water around like a lake or river or even a stream

Re: Puppy Christmas (4:23pm November 15, 2019):

I just want a bit of dark chocolate & some gift cards for books!

Re: Longing for a Cowboy Christmas (1:18pm November 13, 2019):

getting together with family is the best part of holidays - and sharing good food!

Re: Always Look Twice (12:22pm October 11, 2019):

I love yummy & easy recipes like this!

Re: Heiress Gone Wild (12:17pm October 11, 2019):

I often do a Fiesta Chicken recipe & am always on the lookout
for easy, tasty recipes

Re: How to Cross a Marquess (12:36pm August 30, 2019):

S is for safely settled, in the end - I love an HEA!

Re: The Book Charmer (6:42pm August 9, 2019):

books certainly bring me the magic of being able to visit
other times and places.

Re: The Sweetest Things (9:52pm July 27, 2019):

Thanksgiving - get together with family for a good meal

Re: No Heartbreaker Required (6:50pm June 14, 2019):

I haven't read JoAnn Sky's books yet, but this one sounds like
a lot of fun!

Re: Wicked Highland Ways (2:37pm June 2, 2019):

I love spring too - the days start getting longer and the
flowers and leaves start popping out. A great relief after
the dark & cold winter.

Re: A Lord Apart (12:36pm March 27, 2019):

I have dug into my family history - found out I have Dutch
ancestors! Love watching the genealogy shows on tv too - very
interesting what & how they find out things.

Re: In Her Sights (2:47pm March 26, 2019):

I love romantic suspense! Sounds like there's a bit of humor
too based on the description 'cheerfully, annoyingly gorgeous

Re: It's Getting Scot in Here (11:46am March 1, 2019):

interesting story of a family dynamics - have to read the
stories to see how things end up

Re: Beyond Control (12:08pm June 2, 2018):

I loved Kat's Against books!

Re: It Started in June (12:04pm June 2, 2018):

this would be great for my trip to the beach!

Re: Highland Conquest (7:16pm February 18, 2018):

I love the accent & the swish of a man's kilt

Re: Beyond Danger (2:05pm January 30, 2018):

I'd love to have a fun party at a beach house with lots of
finger foods, fun drinks & then fireworks over the ocean.

Re: Earl Interrupted (11:49am January 8, 2018):

straightforward & honest - 'Marry me - please'

Re: Betrayed (9:26pm November 18, 2017):

I usually prefer the book - a book can contain so many more
details - but the movie an be enjoyable too.

Re: He Loves Me ... KNOT (9:24pm November 18, 2017):

I think as a reader I'm a perfect match!

Re: The Right Kind of Reckless (9:21pm November 18, 2017):

I usually get very invested in the characters of a book, but
I don't often remember their names unless they are in a long
series (like Eve & Roarke in JD Robb's In Death series and
Stephanie Plum in Janet Evanovich's series). Others I
remember are Jennifer Ashley's Ian Mackenzie and Stephanie
Laurens Devil Cynster.

Re: Her Dark Half (7:23pm September 17, 2017):

I love Paige's imagination!

Re: On the Chase (7:21pm September 17, 2017):

those are excellent reasons for loving romance books!

Re: Last Gentleman Standing (7:19pm September 17, 2017):

expanding technology is both the best & the worst thing (if
nor used well)

Re: Indigo Lake (8:50pm July 24, 2017):

you have to be open-minded to find the right person and it
often takes time

Re: Lord of Lies (8:59pm July 8, 2017):

James Bond was the first spy I thought of, then Melissa
McCarthy in her movie 'Spy'.

Re: The Attraction of Adeline (6:21pm April 16, 2017):

How about Jesse Metcalf - I enjoy the Hallmark movies he's
been in.

Re: A Sure Thing (7:35pm November 14, 2016):

I like dark chocolate, romance stories with an HEA, going to
the beach when it's not too hot ...

Re: How To Impress a Marquess (7:33pm November 14, 2016):

this is certainly an unusual way to tell the story

Re: A Family Under the Christmas Tree (10:32pm October 31, 2016):

My Mom used to make many different types of Christmas cookies
- my favorite was Sweetheart (aka Thumbprint) cookies with
raspberry jam.

Re: A Very Jaguar Christmas (9:24pm October 7, 2016):

I don't know if I'm quite ready for Christmas things yet, but
this book would get me there!

Re: Saving Jake (8:31pm October 5, 2016):

I can't answer those questions yet - but if I got to read
those books I'd have my answers!

Re: Hold Your Breath (8:33pm October 4, 2016):

besides the five items you mentioned I'd ask how much of
herself are in any of her characters

Re: What the Duke Doesn't Know (11:41am September 9, 2016):

I don't think I've ever posted to a headline. I will comment
on Facebook posts - mostly to offer support. Several times
for those who have lost parents or are coping with their
medical care since I have done both.

Re: The Rebel Heir (11:37am September 9, 2016):

We have a celebration every time the family gets together.
That always includes good food, and quite often a cake. We
just celebrated the September birthdays with chocolate cake &

Re: Her Rogue Alpha (11:34am September 9, 2016):

I would. I don't think I could live with myself if I didn't

Re: A Cowboy Christmas Miracle (9:41pm September 6, 2016):

I read holiday stories any time of the year - reading
Christmas stories in the warm weather even makes me feel

Re: My Wild Irish Dragon (3:07pm September 3, 2016):

I haven't read a story about a dragon shifter yet!

Re: Crowned and Dangerous (6:21pm August 17, 2016):

I Love this series!

Re: Heart Strike (7:06pm August 13, 2016):

I'd love to spend the weekend at a beach house with a pool -
sitting in the shade with a good book to read, a tall cold
drink, and taking dips in the pool every hour.

Re: Gone Too Deep (9:06pm August 6, 2016):

I think those are excellent reasons to love George!

Re: The California Gold Rush Romance Collection (9:25pm July 27, 2016):

I love stories with animals in them - horses, dogs, cats ...
they can show another side to the characters. Emily March's
Eternity Springs series features many animals.

Re: A Gift for Guile (9:52pm July 11, 2016):

someone kind and with a good sense of humor

Re: If the Earl Only Knew (9:50pm July 11, 2016):

I love it when a kiss comes after laughing together

Re: Jordan's Return (8:17pm June 14, 2016):

I enjoy the beaches on Isle of Palms, SC.

Re: To Love A Wolf (8:15pm June 14, 2016):

I'm looking forward to the new Ghostbusters!

Re: Vendetta (8:12pm June 14, 2016):

I do love a romantic suspense story with a strong & smart

Re: Devil and the Deep (9:46pm June 6, 2016):

Oh Boy! A new series featuring SEALs!

Re: Into the Whirlwind (9:48pm May 24, 2016):

I loved Kat's Against series - strong heroines & heroes join
together to defeat some nasty foes!

Re: Flash of Fire (4:11pm May 15, 2016):

I love to read! Mostly romances - the best have adventure and
some humor (even under tense circumstances).

Re: Love Walks In (6:37pm April 14, 2016):

I've wanted to try riding one of those water motor-scooters -
Skidoo's(?) - looks like fun!

Re: Romancing the Ranger (11:43am March 21, 2016):

when I was working as a computer programmer I would often
listen to music thru headphones as I coded. it not only
blocked out noise from the office but got me in a rhythm for
typing in the code.

Re: Island Hope (7:48pm March 5, 2016):

I love a smart & kind hero, being beg & strong is a plus when
they have an adventure.

Re: London Tides (7:45pm March 5, 2016):

I hope for interesting characters, great locations and a happy

Re: Her Fierce Warror (7:42pm March 5, 2016):

there's a restaurant my family has used several times with a
great view of Manhattan in the distance.

Re: My Tempting Highlander (7:39pm March 5, 2016):

I'd love to check out my ancestors, so I'd start with the
early 20th century to check out my grandparents as young

Re: One Texas Cowboy Too Many (7:34pm March 5, 2016):

well that was certainly different - very funny when it happens
to someone else!

Re: MacLaren's Bride (7:27pm March 5, 2016):

I've never read any of Debra's stories - this looks like one
I'd enjoy.

Re: His to Keep (7:25pm March 5, 2016):

it's been years since I've visited Vegas - I'd love to see
some of the shows that are there these days

Re: Highland Spitfire (10:23pm February 28, 2016):

I love it when the woman performs a feat normally associated
with males and he is just flabbergasted.

Re: True Blue Seals: Zak (5:49pm February 27, 2016):

probably not, tho perhaps for brief periods they have other
things on their minds!

Re: To Catch a Rake (9:12pm February 22, 2016):

Confidence, sense of humor, kind - that's a good rake!

Re: The Cowboy's Bride Collection (6:48pm February 13, 2016):

my favorite cowboy was John Wayne

Re: How To Wrangle A Cowboy (6:46pm February 13, 2016):

my parents worked in the same company - Mom was selling
tickets to a roller skating party - Dad said he would buy two
of she would go with him

Re: Into the Fury (6:42pm February 13, 2016):

Rear Window with Jimmy Stewart

Re: SEAL Wolf in Too Deep (8:07pm February 9, 2016):

slowly & carefully, with food & kindness

Re: Will's True Wish (3:39pm February 6, 2016):

dogs are always happy to see you (especially if you give them
a good rub & scratch)!

Re: By Break of Day (11:29am February 5, 2016):

I like the character crossover - I like to meet the characters
that will be featured in the next books and to visit with the
characters (and see what they have been up to) that were
featured in the earlier books.

Re: Enchantment of a Highlander (6:14pm January 24, 2016):

I'm working hard to clear out all the things I inherited from
my parents & grandparents - some need restoration - nothing
very valuable, but very sentimental. There are lots of old
pictures to sort thru and organize.

Re: Heir To The Duke (6:12pm January 24, 2016):

I had some joke gift boxes that I used one Christmas - they
were for things like feather boa pink ear muffs - but there
were good gifts inside!

Re: Montana Wild (6:09pm January 24, 2016):

the right opportunity to do something that interests me and/or
friends or family going too!

Re: Divorced, Desperate, and Daring (5:53pm December 26, 2015):

I've got an old enameled metal chamber pot with a handle that
would give a pretty good thump!

Re: In The Company Of Wolves (12:51pm December 7, 2015):

he probably gets all the chores and also a lot of tough

Re: Somewhere in Time (7:34pm December 6, 2015):

I'm not at all familiar with this series - Thanks for the

Re: How To Seduce A Scot (9:28pm December 5, 2015):

Loved the Highlander movies! But my favorite Highlanders have
been in books - Julie Garwood wrote some excellent ones (like
'The Bride') and Monica McCarty's Highland Guard series is

Re: Rebel Bride (3:54pm December 4, 2015):

I love to read and learn about English History!

Re: One Rogue at a Time (3:53pm December 4, 2015):

apparently it's D, but I'm surprised there wasn't anything

Re: In Search of Scandal (3:49pm December 4, 2015):

I like a hero that is smart and brave, but also is kind and
has a good sense of humor.

Re: Target Engaged (8:53pm December 2, 2015):

I love to get the newest JD Robb In Death book, and for action
with humor the Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum series.

Re: Lucky Shot (11:55am November 26, 2015):

just a turkey sandwich with mayo, salt & pepper and maybe some

Re: What Lies Behind (11:54am November 26, 2015):

I mostly read paperbacks (they are so much easier to hold
while reading in bed) - here's a few authors I'v read more
recently for the first time: Hope Ramsay, Rhys Bowen, Nancy
Thayer - long time favorites are Nora Roberts, Catherine
Coulter, Elizabeth Lowell

Re: A Gentleman for All Seasons (8:41pm November 13, 2015):

I love these authors - Regency anthologies are a favorite read
for me!

Re: Hidden Impact (8:38pm November 13, 2015):

my Mom's pot roast!

Re: Dangerous Tidings (8:37pm November 13, 2015):

sometimes there is a local holiday house tour - that is always

Re: Forever And Always (10:01pm November 7, 2015):

I love to start at the beginning of a series - love the

Re: Blowback (2:52pm November 5, 2015):

often when a book mentions an event, place, person or object
that sounds like it was real I will google ite &/or check it
out on Wikipedia - I love to learn about things new to me that
way - especially historical things.

Re: Stop at Nothing (2:49pm November 5, 2015):

definitely! The couple often have come to the realization
that they missed each other and work harder to make it work
this time.

Re: Duke of Scandal (8:10pm October 24, 2015):

Definitely a good guy!

Re: Deadlock (8:07pm October 24, 2015):

I did have a little toy fox terrier named Mitzi.

Re: First Time With A Highlander (5:55pm October 17, 2015):

Haven't been to a release party yet, but sounds like fun!

Re: A Silver Wolf Christmas (10:23pm October 10, 2015):

I'd give him a cozy sweater to wear when he's not lupine.

Re: Dark Before the Rising Sun (6:33pm October 9, 2015):

I haven't read any of Laurie's stories yet.

Re: First Season / Bride to Be (6:32pm October 9, 2015):

sometimes - they can often see things that others don't

Re: A Cowboy Firefighter For Christmas (6:31pm October 9, 2015):

I found a modern twist on a crane statue - it's made out of
spiraled black metal & bobs in the wind.

Re: Last Chance Cowboys: The Drifter (6:56pm September 7, 2015):

to be kind, compassionate and forgiving, and to stand for what
is right.

Re: From One Night to Wife (7:50pm September 5, 2015):

I take each character as individuals, not looking to see
likenesses to others.

Re: The Highlander's Bride (7:48pm September 5, 2015):

I like to see the couple come together relatively early in the
story, and to like each other, and then to do things together.

Re: The Highwayman (7:21pm September 3, 2015):

Dorian sounds like quite the strong character - I'd love to
read about his match!

Re: The Great Estate (8:34pm August 15, 2015):

time does pass quickly and I have lots of books on my tbr list

Re: Hot Point (7:15pm August 13, 2015):

The Mummy series had a lot of action too!

Re: A Peach of a Pair (8:14pm August 8, 2015):

can't beat a nice glass of wine to raise a toast!

Re: A Radical Arrangement (8:13pm August 8, 2015):

I'm drawn to charities that have specific programs to help

Re: Calamity Jayne and the Sisterhood of the Traveling Lawn Gnome (8:47pm July 27, 2015):

my most recent passion has been redoing the house I inherited
-that's been both challenging & frustrating, but ultimately
rewarding. Now that is winding down, so I need to find
another focus - besides reading!

Re: Lone Rider (8:44pm July 27, 2015):

the cookie my Mom made me was a Sweetheart (aka Thumbprint)
cookie - it kinda tastes like shortbread & the recipe calls
for a dollop of current jelly in the thumbprint, but Mom use
raspberry preserves cause that was my favorite.

Re: Hope Harbor (11:30pm July 13, 2015):

I'm often sorry to see a series end and have my last visit
with the characters, especially those who live in a small town
- like Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove.

Re: 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake (7:40pm July 8, 2015):

I'd probably find a lot of things I had totally forgotten
about,some things I've been wondering where they were, and
tons of things I can get rid of and many more I should get rid
of (but probably won't).

Re: A Family for the Bull Rider (3:03pm May 28, 2015):

Harve is a cutie! I wish him the best of luck on his rides!

Re: Heart of a Bull Rider (2:59pm May 28, 2015):

Reese is my favorite now! I wish him the best of luck and
great rides!

Re: Passionately Yours (2:54pm May 28, 2015):

I really love a family series! describing this as
'adventurous' caught my eye.

Re: 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake (9:13pm May 8, 2015):

I'm with you - Margarittas for everyone! Those Regency folks
didn't know what they missed!

Re: Meet Me At The Beach (8:17pm February 26, 2015):

Not yet - it would have to be with the right person to be
workable. I've enjoyed Vanessa's historicals so I'm very
curious to read this.

Re: Once a Wallflower, At Last His Love (1:51pm February 13, 2015):

this sounds like a story that will really touch my heart. I
relate to being a wallflower, and love it when authors bring
in a unusual subject like a character with special needs.

Re: Two Week Seduction (8:58pm December 12, 2014):

I like when the summer humidity is gone with the autumn air.

Re: The Gentleman Jewel Thief (8:39pm December 12, 2014):

I love sparklers! This sounds like a fun mixture of history,
romance & adventure!

Re: Twice Tempted (11:12am December 5, 2014):

I love series. The frustation comes in waiting for the next
installment or when the series ends - that's why I love

Re: Madeleine?s Christmas Wish (10:39pm October 30, 2014):

I love this kind of story!

Re: Always a Rogue, Forever Her Love (7:35pm September 19, 2014):

I do love Historical romance and I love to be introduced to
authors I haven't read before!

Re: My Highland Spy (8:34pm September 11, 2014):

I used to travel almost every year - my first trip overseas
was to Ireland, my last was to Italy.

Re: A Winter Wedding (9:28pm September 6, 2014):

I'm not often very spontaneous, but once in a while I've
bought something not on sale!

Re: Heroes Are My Weakness (5:18pm August 30, 2014):

I've so enjoyed all of Susan's stories - so glad she has
another one out!

Re: Billionaire Blend (1:39pm August 27, 2014):

I love a fun mystery, and if there is coffee & recipes
involved sounds like 'my cup of tea'!

Re: My Highland Spy (1:37pm August 27, 2014):

I don't think that you can help but judge to some degree right
away, but you should be careful to continue to evaluate. I've
had good impressions that proved wrong and poor impressions
that were explained satisfactorily.

Re: Ain't She Sweet? (8:58pm August 22, 2014):

I've loved them all! Tho I have a special fondness for those
Chicago Stars - loved Phoebe & Dan in 'It Had to be You'

Re: Breathing Room (8:54pm August 22, 2014):

I've read all of Susan's books - it's been a while since I
read 'Breathing Room' - maybe it's time for a re-read!

Re: Natural Born Charmer (8:53pm August 22, 2014):

I've read all of Susan's books and anxiously await her next

Re: Saving Gracie (8:51pm August 22, 2014):

and the news reported tonight that retailers are already
putting Christmas items out! That's way too soon for me! Of
course I do like to get things done early, so that I can relax
and not rush at the holidays.

Re: Across the Line (9:33pm August 15, 2014):

I really enjoy sports themed stories!

Re: Firewall (8:20pm July 10, 2014):

those are all great points, and not just for writers

Re: Shenandoah Dreams (1:41pm July 5, 2014):

I'd have to explore - I'm a bit nosy!

Re: Once Upon A Kiss (11:51am June 26, 2014):

probably when something struck me so funny that I was laughing
so hard I couldn't speak - and I'd only had one Margaritta.

Re: Mischief By Moonlight (11:48am June 26, 2014):

Kindness, loyalty, intelligence, a sense of humor - sounds
like Colin has those traits.

Re: Once Upon a Highland Autumn (9:07pm June 18, 2014):

Music can make me cry too! I love a happy ending, a series,
and a story in the Highlands, so this sounds wonderful to me!

Re: Wicked Temptation (1:34pm June 5, 2014):

I'd love to have a beach house with a covered porch that looks
over the water - perfect place to read!

Re: Meet the Earl at Midnight (8:58pm May 23, 2014):

Everything I can think of wasn't really a sacrifice even tho I
did give up some things.

Re: To Charm a Naughty Countess (11:26am May 22, 2014):

How about 'I love being with you because I really like you' -
I think the basis for a long term relationship should be a
genuine liking of each other.

Re: The Duke's Obsession (4:59pm May 18, 2014):

I've heard that scent is a very strong memory trigger. I've
been putting those fragrance pull-outs in drawers for many
years too.

Re: Hell for Leather (4:57pm May 18, 2014):

I've read several of the series you mentioned and have others
on my TBR list - I've also enjoyed Catherine Coulter's FBI

Re: Risky Game (12:28pm May 14, 2014):

SEP's Football series was wonderful, tho not much actually on
the games themselves; Jaci Burton's sports series is also a
lot of fun.

Re: Pure Heat (12:25pm May 14, 2014):

with the drought so bad in many parts of the country this is a
very appropriate subject - mother nature is so very powerful!

Re: Wicked Little Secrets (12:22pm May 14, 2014):

I'm always learning about real history in historical
romances - I never had a class in European history, but have
always been interested. I'm not sure which book it was, but
I learned that a female could inherit the title of Countess
- I've always thought it was unfair that daughters could be
left in poverty in favor of a distant male relative.

Re: What The Groom Wants (10:07pm May 6, 2014):

since I read 'just for fun' I imagine I would enjoy reading a
book that was written 'just for fun'!

Re: Dash of Peril (9:53pm April 3, 2014):

It's fun when the characters you've read about earlier in the
series are actually unpredictable!

Re: The Winter Bride (9:51pm April 3, 2014):

it can be a lot of fun to read about a more regular beta guy
step up and save the day! I love muffins - blueberry are my

Re: Bite Me (9:08pm March 28, 2014):

I'm always wondering that when I read paranormal - but some
ideas are truly amazing and unexpected.

Re: Desperately Seeking Suzanna (9:46pm March 14, 2014):

I love a dessert with chocolate - like devils food cake with
white boiled frosting - plus a glass of cold milk!

Re: The Bride Insists (9:44pm March 14, 2014):

I think I'll pass on that Black Sheep movie - my neighbors
used to have a flock out back and I think I'd have nightmares
if I saw that movie!

Re: Sapphires Are an Earl's Best Friend (8:19pm March 6, 2014):

Often the secondary characters are other gems of the story -
the have to make a good impression with less air time. I
loved Moonlighting - thanks for reviving that memory of Agnes
& Herbert.

Re: Must Love Dukes (9:16pm February 27, 2014):

I've had so many, often when I'm trying to hard to act like
I'm having a good time & would rather be elsewhere.

Re: Breakaway Hearts (7:12pm February 6, 2014):

I love to watch the profile pieces on the atheletes - to find
out where they came from and about their families.

Re: Miss Molly Robbins Designs A Seduction (7:09pm February 6, 2014):

what fun to read a story from the view of a Lady's maid who I
have a feeling will be moving into a new life soon!

Re: The MacGregor's Lady (7:04pm February 6, 2014):

Hi Grace - I hope the downed trees around you have been
cleared and that we all get warmer weather soon to melt all
this frozen snow!

Can you suggest any good Scottish Romance movies that have a
happy ending?

Re: Love in the Library (3:15pm January 30, 2014):

Intelligent, Kind & caring with a sense of humor.

Re: More Than A Touch (9:30pm January 17, 2014):

I love small town stories and for Vets to get their HEA.

Re: Between A Rake And A Hard Place (9:29pm January 17, 2014):

tho I love to read about balls too, there is something about
house parties that gives us more time to know the characters,
and for them to fall in love.

Re: One Rogue Too Many (9:26pm January 17, 2014):

It's been a long time but I believe it was with an "older
man" - a neighbor - he was 16 (I was probably 9) - very sweet

Re: Sadie's Secret (9:23pm January 17, 2014):

I love lady detectives! This is a fabulous offer to get the
three books!

Re: Compromising Willa (1:55pm January 9, 2014):

I love a wallflower story and look forward to seeing Willa
get back at that nasty Earl! I love a strong cup of coffee
with a shot of French Vanilla creamer.

Re: The Magic Between Us (1:49pm January 9, 2014):

I've always loved reading and have trouble comprehending
people who say they don't like to read. The other day I ran
into an older neighbor at the grocery store. She told me
she was retiring and I asked what she would be doing to fill
her extra time. She said she didn't know - that she didn't
read much, but knew I had read so much as a child (I still
do read a lot). I had two thoughts - I couldn't understand
why she didn't read much and that boy I must have read a lot
if even she remembered that I read a lot! So happy for your
son that he has found his reading bliss - I wonder if he
will feel differently about reading print books now?

Re: If Wishes Were Earls (9:13pm December 30, 2013):

this sounds like great fun - I'd love those Miss Darby novels

Re: Welcome Back To Apple Grove (10:51pm December 20, 2013):

I love too many of the cookies - a nice one for Christmas is
Thumbprint Cookies with Raspberry Jam.

Re: Take Over at Midnight (10:48pm December 20, 2013):

This sounds very exciting! It must be fun to let your
imagination fly and propose a lot of 'What Ifs' to see which
is the best idea.

Re: Bite Me, Your Grace (9:39pm December 17, 2013):

I love Regencies too - tho I've never read one with a Vampire!

Re: Wicked Little Secrets (9:28pm December 13, 2013):

I love that title! Certainly sounds like fun!

Re: Gentlemen Prefer Mischief (9:26pm December 13, 2013):

I have a feeling this book is a lot of fun!

Re: Billionaire Blend (5:00pm December 6, 2013):

nothing better than a good cup of coffee while reading a book
- this sounds like the perfect pairing!

Re: Rugged Hearts (4:52pm December 6, 2013):

I'm thankful that the whole family will be together this year
and that we have a new addition who is 15 months old - really
looking forward to him taking it all in.

Re: Legend Of The Highland Dragon (4:47pm December 6, 2013):

Secretaries are jacks-of-all trades; their biggest job is to
keep the boss in line!

Re: Once A Seal (7:06pm November 15, 2013):

I love to laugh while I'm reading - this sounds great!

Re: Bulletproof (12:17pm November 13, 2013):

I admire their willingness to put themselves on the line to
protect others, their teamwork, their loyalty.

Re: Bikers and Pearls (12:38pm November 11, 2013):

I have a lot of interests, but if I had to choose how to spend
my time it would be reading - probably about history - I find
it fascinating to read about how things were and compare it to
how things are today

Re: Daughter Of The God-King (4:26pm November 8, 2013):

I've always been fascinated with archaeology - this sounds

Re: How To Handle A Highlander (4:18pm November 8, 2013):

Fabulous! I can never have too many Highlander books!

Re: Born Wild (1:48pm November 3, 2013):

I haven't read one of these Black Knight's books yet - this
looks exciting!

Re: The Christmas Cookie Collection (5:28pm October 31, 2013):

Yummy - saved that recipe!

Re: A Midsummer Bride (5:23pm October 31, 2013):

Smart, inventive, and I love if she has an unusual talent or

Re: Once a Rake (5:20pm October 31, 2013):

it's such a romantic period with the pretty clothes, balls,
house parties.

Re: The Wicked Wallflower (8:35pm October 25, 2013):

Yes! A tall texan - he was just so nice!

Re: A Lady's Secret Weapon (1:32pm October 20, 2013):

I love it when you can have a dash of both - sometimes a bit
of humor can be extra special when in the midst of danger.

Re: Behind the Shattered Glass (2:29pm October 17, 2013):

I don't like any of those options - I think I'd like to run a
country inn with a loving family and many local friends.

Re: One Night in the Spa (9:12pm October 8, 2013):

Good for you! Play your best, have a lot of fun & don't hurt
anything - especially those fingers you need for typing your

Re: Long Shot (8:21pm October 1, 2013):

this is a fabulous idea to have Highland Games in a romance
book - all those burly competitors!

Re: How To Date A Dragon (9:17pm September 27, 2013):

I've long been enamored of dragons but have never read a
dragon shifter story.

Re: The Outlaw Knight (9:16pm September 27, 2013):

I love Medieval Knight and Robin Hood type stories!

Re: Dark Road Home (2:20pm September 21, 2013):

this stoy sounds like it will keep me up reading!

Re: Severed Trust (2:19pm September 21, 2013):

I've always loved stories about Texas Rangers!

Re: To Wed A Wicked Highlander (3:31pm September 20, 2013):

I dread social events where I don't know many of the people

Re: Heirs And Graces (9:49pm September 15, 2013):

Love this series - Heirs & Graces is may favorite!

Re: Against The Ropes (3:08pm September 6, 2013):

a love humor in a story and those muscles are a favorite too!

Re: A Rancher's Christmas (2:31pm August 27, 2013):

Gotta have a Library - I can bake my own cupcakes! Summer is
almost over so I'll be ready to dive into a Christmas story to
get me in the mood for all the tasks ahead.

Re: The Arrangement (5:24pm August 25, 2013):

I Loved The Proposal - really looking forward to reading The
Arrangement and the rest of the series!

Re: Cowboy Seeks Bride (3:46pm August 22, 2013):

I'll miss this series - glad it grew from the original concept
of a trilogy.

Re: Wicked Beat (3:42pm August 22, 2013):

A sense of humor is very important - can lighten the difficult

Re: Surrender To Sultry (3:41pm August 22, 2013):

I actually think it's better when the couple get together when
they are older and know more about themselves.

Re: Last Chance Reunion (11:11am August 21, 2013):

Who are 'they' that say romantic suspense is out of favor?! I
love romantic suspense!

Re: Love On A Midsummer Night (6:28pm August 8, 2013):

I've always enjoyed Shakespeare - can't remember a romance
incorporating it tho.

Re: Pattern for Romance (4:25pm August 7, 2013):

I've always been fascinated by the American Colonial period,
but there aren't that my romances set then - this looks

Re: A Brew to a Kill (1:13pm August 6, 2013):

Coffee and a mystery sound like a perfect combination and
right up my alley!

Re: The Passion Of The Purple Plumeria (1:11pm August 6, 2013):

I love historical romance! And when you throw in spies &
intrigue that will keep me up reading!

Re: Date with Destiny (10:08pm August 5, 2013):

I often feel connected to characters - first the Bobbsey
Twins, then Cherry Ames - Nurse (thougt I wanted to be a
nurse), then adventureous women that were archeologists etc.

Re: A Father For Her Triplets (9:03pm August 5, 2013):

I feel ok til I put on some pants that fit last year & now are
too tight - I need to find some easy low-cal foods to reach
for when I get hungry & need a quick snack.

Re: What the Bride Wore (8:59pm August 5, 2013):

I've seen some of your tweets - what fun! The longer the
drive in the day the more I want to stop & stretch (& hit
those rest areas!). Sounds like you two have fun together.

Re: Second Ride Cowboy (7:24pm July 28, 2013):

sometimes make a decision with their head rather than their
heart and end up regretting it - second chances can correct
those errors.

Re: Rugged Hearts (12:40pm July 24, 2013):

When I was in college and then in my first job I was tested
for aptitudes and always pointed toward computer processing,
but it was always math related and sounded very boring to
me. But I was put thru a training program at work and ended
up with a very good career as a computer programmer. I
learned that people should pay attention to their natural
aptitudes, develop them and find a way to apply them to
things you enjoy.

Re: It Happened One Midnight (6:01pm July 4, 2013):

I bet it will happen again!

Re: Paradise Valley (5:52pm July 4, 2013):

I love that cover - riding under a wonderful blue sky!

Re: Prince of Secrets (10:19pm July 2, 2013):

I've got to many projects that I want to do - things around
the house, crafts, trying new recipes, organizing - I don't
think I'll ever be done!

Re: Smoking Hot (10:37pm June 27, 2013):

I haven't read an angel or half angel book yet - it will be a
new world for me.

Re: Wish You Were Here (10:35pm June 27, 2013):

I used to save my money so I could stop at the bookstore on
my way home from school (the library didn't carry every
books after all). The way kids are today with video games
and computers is the way I was about books. Can you imagine
parents saying 'will you get your nose out of that book and
do something!'?!

Re: Exposed (3:41pm June 26, 2013):

I love to find out how crimes are solved!

Re: Summer at Mustang Ridge (8:12pm June 12, 2013):

Our family tradition is to play board games and do jigsaw
puzzles when we get together for holidays and vacations.

Re: Five Days in Skye (3:23pm June 2, 2013):

I read a lot of Scottish Historicals, but haven't read many
contmporaries set there. I think I'd like Andrea and would be
rooting for her success and HEA.

Re: South Of Surrender (3:19pm June 2, 2013):

I find characters with challenges like Laneys to be inspiring
- even tho the characters are fictional I know there are real
people living with the impairment and remind myself how lucky
I am.

Re: The Secret Life of Lady Julia (8:48pm May 26, 2013):

I live my secret life thru the books I read or the movies I
watch - Danny Kay was a favorite and this book looks like it
would be too.

Re: Flora's Wish (10:26pm May 23, 2013):

Wow - this is certainly different to have the villian be
constant in a series - makes me curious to read about it.

Re: A Healing Heart (10:24pm May 23, 2013):

I imagine that bits of pieces of an authors life must get into
their stories - it's fun to find out a bit about the authors

Re: When The Morning Glory Blooms (10:21pm May 23, 2013):

I love it when you can talk to friends about anything and no
offense is taken, but that's rare. For most people I find
that there are subjects you just don't discuss.

Re: Lady Vivian Defies A Duke (10:18pm May 23, 2013):

I do love series and finding out what characters from the
early books are up to. Here's a few I've read and enjoyed:
- Emily March - Eternity Springs
- Nora Roberts - Bride Quartet + Boonesboro Inn
- Janet Chapman - Highlanders + Spellbound Falls
- Mary Balogh - read The Proposal which starts her newest

Re: A Highland Werewolf Wedding (9:12pm May 9, 2013):

'Delightful, steamy, and devilishly funny' - sounds like my
kind of book!

Re: Darius (9:36pm April 4, 2013):

I sleep on it - often with a bit of time I come up with some
steps to take - maybe some things to investigate to help me
come up with a solution.

Re: Identity Crisis (2:06pm March 27, 2013):

it certainly is a lot easier to copy something than to create
it in the first place, tho I understand there are minute
differences that are detectable (most of the time). I just
want to enjoy the art.

Re: Sins of a Ruthless Rogue (10:26pm March 26, 2013):

oooh Russia! Haven't read much set there.
Sounds like you had quite an interesting time of it there.

Re: Her Knight's Quest (7:50pm March 17, 2013):

Whenever I finish a story I always wonder what happens next -
when a secondary character gets their own story, I get to find

Re: A Risk Worth Taking (9:38pm March 10, 2013):

I like the variety of both - it can be fun to relate, but you
can learn from the unfamiliar.

Re: The Blue-Ribbon Jalape?o Society Jubilee (7:26pm March 7, 2013):

I Love that title! Perfect for a small town story - bet there
are all sorts of quirky fun characters!

Re: The Turncoat (7:56pm March 6, 2013):

I love stories set during the War for Independence and have
always wondered what might have happened between those on
different sides when there was an attraction.

Re: The Survivor (9:09pm March 5, 2013):

There have been several daytime burgularies in the area lately
- one where a lady went out to walk her dog without locking
her house doors. So I would suggest always lock the house
doors, especially when going out or home alone.

Re: Hot Ticket (12:24pm March 1, 2013):

a good friend will listen and then tell you what you need to

Re: Cowboy Tough (12:23pm March 1, 2013):

physical strength will only get you so far - emotional and
mental strength will help you all your life

Re: Wait Until Dark (12:21pm March 1, 2013):

I like the multi-layered story and character development - the
authors very varied background probably adds a lot to the

Re: Jake (2:57pm February 26, 2013):

This is the kind of series I love - strong rugged men who are

Re: Seven-Night Stand (4:36pm February 9, 2013):

I love a small town story - there are always fun supporting

Re: Deck the Halls With Love (3:47pm January 30, 2013):

Oh boy! I really was interested in this story last year, but it was only in digital - so glad it's in print now. I think most of the time that there's a good character the author does give them their own story.

Re: Falling for her Fiance (3:50pm January 23, 2013):

You hit it right on the head with those three ingredients - I
would also add that they should be good with their hands (in
the kitchen and around the house!).

Re: Real Men Don\'t Break Hearts (3:48pm January 23, 2013):

That title really says it all!

Re: Finding Home (12:25pm January 14, 2013):

I love to hear that an author writes from their own

Re: South Of Surrender (9:29pm January 9, 2013):

hmmmm "It was only with the barest of restraint that he
resisted willing her clothing away...." that certainly gives
you an idea about this guy.

Re: In His Brother's Place (1:22pm January 6, 2013):

I like both contemporary & historical - I like variety and
select my next read based on my mood and what has larely
peaked my interest - maybe a news story or a tv show or movie

Re: The Missing Manuscript Of Jane Austen (1:19pm January 6, 2013):

Wouldn't be exciting if this were true!

Re: For The Love Of A Goblin Warrior (9:07pm January 3, 2013):

Never thought of Goblins like those on the covers - that bow
caught my eye too.

Re: Prince Of Power (9:05pm January 3, 2013):

Music adds so much to movies, it would be wonderful to have
special background music for reading a book.

Re: Live And Let Love (8:58pm December 28, 2012):

I enjoy spy & espionage movies but would like a little more
romance in them - looks like this has it.

Re: The Billionaire's Christmas Baby (9:22pm December 27, 2012):

Family - especially my new great-nephew!

Re: Against The Odds (1:54pm December 19, 2012):

On Christmas Eve we have an early dinner, go to our town's 7pm
Carole sing around the green, followed by a candlelite church
service then home for dessert.

Re: A Seal At Heart (9:18pm December 14, 2012):

my ex-sister-in-law, she was great as my parents were facing
medical struggles and includes me in all the family occasions
with her kids.

Re: Just A Cowboy And His Baby (9:17pm December 14, 2012):

I love a small town love story - and having a cowboy plus a
baby makes it that much more fun!

Re: Love Thy Sister (12:53pm December 12, 2012):

How exciting - I certainly hope you make that trip! When
things are not going well we often get some unexpected light -
we just have to hold out for it.

Re: Counterfeit Cowboy (7:35pm December 10, 2012):

my perfect hero is tall, with twinkly eyes and a nice smile,
caring of older people, children & animals (and me too).

Re: Rancher's Son (7:39pm December 6, 2012):

I did know that there is a lot of beef raised in Florida.
I've been to Florida four times, but only to Disneyworld. My
Dad spent most of his WWII stint in the Navy in Florida at Ft.
Pierce, but he never took us to visit there.

Re: The Bridegroom Wore Plaid (7:35pm December 6, 2012):

I always enjoy learning some historical facts when I read -
those were all so interesting. I'd love to be a researcher
for a living.

Re: Holiday Buzz (8:36pm December 4, 2012):

I'm in the mood for a fun holiday who-done-it!

Re: Double Time (8:20pm November 30, 2012):

I love all kinds of music as long as it has a good beat and I
can understand any vocals.

Re: Heart Of A Texan (8:19pm November 30, 2012):

I agree with Lee that the truth of the cowboy life is not as
we like to read about in our romance novels about them - we'd
rather have the romantisized version.

Re: Christmas Confidential (2:57pm November 28, 2012):

Our town has a carole sing every Christmas Eve - so we have
dinner, head to the center of town where we gather around the
green, then to church for a candlelight service & back home
for dessert.

Re: A Christmas Bride / Christmas Beau (11:38am November 27, 2012):

I love Mary's stories and have read a few of these before, but
her Christmas stories are ones the I re-read.

Re: The Fangover (8:50pm November 12, 2012):

I love a good musical score - makes a huge difference in
movies - we don't always notice how it effects us til it's not
there. I love Adele's music - her new song for James Bond
Sklyfall is wonderful.

Re: The Twelve Clues Of Christmas (8:47pm November 12, 2012):

I love Lady Georgie!
Some of my favorite memories all relate to when a lot of the
family got together - that's ebbed & flowed over the years
as generations pass & people move far away. But now were
moving into the stage where the next generation is arriving
& we look forward to that.

Re: Heart of Danger (11:53pm November 10, 2012):

I haven't red any apocalypse books yet, and am not really into
the whole zombie fad. I do love the military hero books.

Re: Enslaved (8:43pm November 9, 2012):

it's good to see a damaged hero recover and open up to the
good things in life, like loving the heroine.

Re: Losing Control (9:58pm October 24, 2012):

I always enjoy a series linking family members - so much fun
to see how they interact before & after they get their own

Re: Miss Lavigne's Little White Lie (11:34pm October 18, 2012):

I take note of my first impression and then see what happens

Re: Return Of The Border Warrior (8:15pm October 17, 2012):

I don't think I have any secrets - if I love something I'll
share it - mostly about books I've enjoyed.

Re: Tall, Dark, and Divine (12:37pm October 16, 2012):

This book sounds like a lot of fun!

Re: The Shadowy Horses (1:55pm October 12, 2012):

As long as it fits the character & adds to the story (and I
can understand what is meant) I think it's great and can add
to the ambiance of the story.

Re: Run The Risk (5:13pm October 11, 2012):

I think what constitutes 'dishonorable' is in the eye of the
beholder. I'm reading Monica McCarty's Highlander books &
there is a lot of death as clans protect & fight for their own
- often blurring the lines of which is the 'good' side.

Re: Construction Beauty Queen (3:17pm September 30, 2012):

I love our towns annual Christmas Eve Carol sing around the
green and then we go into church for a candlelight service.

Re: Secrets Of A Wedding Night (7:44pm September 28, 2012):

We readers appreciate how much you authors make to get things
accurate in your stories - I don't know how to play faro
either - I'll have to look into it.

Re: A Home For Nobody's Princess (10:47pm September 25, 2012):

Home is where the heart is & that's family - the people you
are close to. But wouldn't it be fun to find out that there
is some secret family history!

Re: Where There's A Will (2:26pm September 21, 2012):

I haven't read about this style of an angel before, but I like
the description of Ryder. I love all types of romance stories
- historical, contemporary, suspense, paranormal - as long as
there is an HEA.

Re: Charming Blue (2:24pm September 21, 2012):

I never associated Bluebeard with fairy tales but this is a
wonderful idea!

Re: Deadly Little Lies (5:15pm September 18, 2012):

mmmmm dark chocolate, coffee & a good book - that's a good
time. When I was a kid I read a series that was old (even
then) - Cherry Ames, Nurse - so I thought I wanted to be a
nurse (later realized it wasn't for me). Also Bobbsey Twins
were my first mystery books.

Re: Three River Ranch (1:27pm September 17, 2012):

Tho I've been tempted a few times, I try really hard to be
circumspect online & really careful how I phrase things about
others. They say that everything will be available forever.

Re: A Lady And Her Magic (5:16pm September 14, 2012):

I had a Shirley Temple doll - not quite as cuddly as your
Jeffy. I love this idea of a magical Sophia in Regency
Engalnd - sounds like fun!

Re: One Wrong Move (1:43pm September 12, 2012):

excerpts like this are always such a tease (in a good way)

Re: Temptation In A Kilt (1:58pm September 8, 2012):

I think we enjoy the bad boys cause it's so much sweeter when
they fall in love & admit it.

Re: When You Give A Duke A Diamond (1:56pm September 8, 2012):

I wouldn't like a wimpy heroine, but I've never read about one
either. I enjoy it when the heroine has some unusual skill,
especially if it is a skill generally associated with males.

Re: In Rides Trouble (9:32pm September 7, 2012):

I'm going to like this one!

Re: Every Breath She Takes (9:02pm September 3, 2012):

I love romantic suspense, and having a psychic element just
adds more intrigue. So glad it's being republished - the
cover really must indicate the style of the book, especially
with a new author.

Re: Lucky Break (10:15pm September 1, 2012):

I love stories set in small towns - maybe cause I live in one
- or maybe cause all of the fun supporting characters that
usually visit.

Re: Magic Gone Wild (10:08pm August 31, 2012):

I haven't read a story with a Genie before - this lookd like

Re: Fool For Love (6:28pm August 29, 2012):

This series sounds like a fun read - must be if it has

Re: Immortally Yours (12:52pm August 27, 2012):

A Paranormal MASH - sounds very interesting!

Re: In the Line of Duty (5:26pm August 26, 2012):

I disagree with your brother - many women do want manly men -
that doesn't mean that the woman can't be strong & competent

Re: Not the Marrying Kind (9:00pm August 25, 2012):

I love a good category romance too, and it's always nice to
find one with that new spin you mentioned.

Re: Blame It On Texas (8:57pm August 25, 2012):

A do so enjoy a bit of humor in the stories I read,
especially at some stressful moments. And I truly believe
that humor is much harder than drama, both in writing and in
acting. If it's not done right, it falls flat and is
uncomfortable. That's true for the humor we have in our
lives too, so if it's accurate & said with love it can
really lift our spirits.

Re: Primal Possession (4:14pm August 15, 2012):

well, it certainly helps if she is fit enough to protect
herself, either by running or at least basic self-defense -
tho I do enjoy it if she can do a bit more than that.

Re: Sweet Deception (9:16pm August 13, 2012):

probably when someone is trying to manipulate or guilt me into
doing something, I become rather stubborn not to do it.

Re: Hell On Wheels (9:59pm August 10, 2012):

Looks like a great new series to read! Love it when the sad,
bad boy gets his HEA with the love of his life.

Re: Hearts Of Darkness (10:34pm August 9, 2012):

I use to make many changes to business memos - I can't imagine
how many changes get made to a book!

Re: West of Want (7:59pm August 8, 2012):

I think I'll pick Powerful - that may help him overcome
obstacles, including his own difficult situations.

Re: Wild Texas Rose (7:28pm August 6, 2012):

I haven't read a historical romance set in Texas in a while,
and I do love a series.

Re: The Last Victim (1:53pm August 5, 2012):

I've always enjoyed Karen's books, so since she wrote this one
for herself, I now I'm going to live it too.

Re: I Own The Dawn (2:56pm August 2, 2012):

Music! It can make me smile, feel like dancing or it can make
me cry.

Re: The Secret Mistress (10:45pm July 31, 2012):

I enjoy a Beta hero, for one thing it's probably a lot more
realistic; and they are a bit of the underdog, so it's fun to
see them win in the end.

Re: Goddess in the Middle (12:00pm July 28, 2012):

Makes sense to me ... she's a Goddess .... of course she
needs two males.

Re: Take it Like a Vamp (8:38pm July 25, 2012):

I've read the first three Lara Adrian Midnight Breed series -
those are some bad boys!

Re: Scotsmen Prefer Blondes (3:59pm July 21, 2012):

The Regency really lends itself to romance - it has balls with
beautiful gowns, heroes of the Napoleaonic wars, horse drawn
carriages, travel by ship ...

Re: The Officer Says I DO (2:32pm July 19, 2012):

When I worked we used to do estimates of the time & cost of a
project - we would usually spend time investigating & write a
BEG (Best Engineering estimate). But if they were in a hurry
& wanted an idea of what it would take they would ask us to
WAG it -> WAG (Wild Assed Guess).

Re: Luscious (2:23pm July 19, 2012):

I like variety of subjects, and since I love cooking shows
having a culinary theme in a book would be my style.

Re: Jesse (12:42pm July 13, 2012):

I enjoyed Tyler's story, need to read about Dylan & Jesse too.
I adore stories where a big strong guy like Jesse melts when
they encounter a small child like Lacy.

Re: Lord Of Fire And Ice (10:59pm July 5, 2012):

It's been a while since I've read about Vikings - I think it's
time to read this one!

Re: My Lady Mage (10:52pm July 3, 2012):

I love this idea of a connection between man & horse - must be
a good man to make that connection (& a good horse).

Re: It Begins with a Kiss (10:50pm July 3, 2012):

I've recently got into Drake's Rakes & I'm enjoying learning
about Eileen's books.

Re: The Princess and the Outlaw (5:51pm July 1, 2012):

best thing coming into my life is a new great-nephew! Lookin'
forward to meeting the little guy!

Re: Invitation To Scandal (11:18pm June 26, 2012):

I would like to be Queen Elizabeth - but just for a day, to
see what it's like to be Queen for a Day!

Re: Starlight (11:54am June 25, 2012):

Polly - Weavers - Church - Alex - Harvard - her Da
Now I want to find out what happens with Polly & Alex!

Re: Honorable Rancher (7:27pm June 21, 2012):

Reading can be wonderful - it can take you away to new places
& I often learn a lot while reading.

Re: Honorable Rancher (10:16am June 20, 2012):

It was such a long time ago I don't really remember, but I
know my Mom used to read to us & my first school experience
(before kindergarten) was in 'Library School' - I'm sure that
had a lot to do with my love of reading.

Re: The Casanova Code (9:53pm June 18, 2012):

Wanted: mature man with sense of humor, sense of adventure,
sense of self; hard worker, likes to have fun; enjoys both
staying home and travel

Re: No Ordinary Sheriff (10:14pm June 17, 2012):

I love this kind of story & being in a series makes it all the
better. I'll have to see if I can find the others too.

Re: Joy Ride (2:48pm June 10, 2012):

I have loved reading as long as I can remember! And I think
I've leaned a lot about history and the world from books -
many things that were not taught in school.

Re: Chase Me (3:27pm June 7, 2012):

That's a good list - I've made a few notes - can't believe I
haven't read these books (tho I've read several of the

Re: More Than A Stranger (3:07pm June 5, 2012):

Book research is a great 'excuse' to go! I've been once many
years a go & would love to go back. But I don't think they
would be drinking Jim Beam - that's an American Bourbon. So
on your visit to Scotland be sure to visit some distilleries.
sallans d at yahoo dot com

Re: Diamonds Are Truly Forever (9:04pm June 4, 2012):

I'm usually pretty bad at it. It's hard when someone pushes
for an answer & the truth would hurt them, and there is no
good reason to do that.

Re: Home For The Summer (9:01pm June 4, 2012):

We used to be out all day long. And our neighbors had a pool
we go to use. Then our family would take a driving/camping
vacation usually hitting historical sights. Still live in my

Re: Seeker Of Shadows (9:06pm May 30, 2012):

I'm teased & intrigued!

Re: The Homesteader's Sweetheart (10:41am May 29, 2012):

I haven't read a story about a single Dad in a while, but it's
always fun when he needs the assistance of a woman for some
task, especially if he's so good with everything else.

Re: Finding Her Son (12:53pm May 27, 2012):

Perfect hero? Not being perfect - a few flaws make a man
interesting. But a sense of humor is a must.

Re: The Taming Of A Scottish Princess (6:30pm May 23, 2012):

Sexy Nerds can be great fun - I'm thinking McGyver.

Re: Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal (3:40pm May 4, 2012):

the most difficult choices I had to make were how to handle
what ended up to be my parents final days. Reading about
characters who come out of the dark into the light always
leaves me with a happy feeling.

Re: Tempting the Best Man (3:36pm May 4, 2012):

We have to get the ideas for our fantasies somewhere - thanks
for adding some fuel to those fires.

Re: Darkest Caress (3:32pm May 4, 2012):

I really appreciate it when an author does research & I learn
some things while reading. Thanks for all your had work on
this series. I really believe that things turn out as they
should, we just can't anticipate those strange paths where
life leads us.

Re: The Proposal (3:28pm May 4, 2012):

Oh, Boy! Another Mary Balogh series! Happy days!

Re: Demon's Bride (9:46pm May 2, 2012):

Commoner's are more likely to be self-made, and probably don't
have a sense of entitlement, so they can be a nice change from
all the Lords.

Re: Under His Protection (2:33pm April 29, 2012):

I think it's the confidence of the alpha that appeals to me.

Re: A Lady's Revenge (12:10pm April 26, 2012):

I like a strong & feisty heroine, but I do want her to get her

Re: Enraptured (12:07pm April 26, 2012):

Lex Luther from Superman

Re: Homefront Hero (2:25pm April 25, 2012):

I think many people who do an heroic act are surprised at the
attention they get afterward. It is actually a very
attractive feature.

Re: Untouched (3:56pm April 20, 2012):

1, (6 or 7) & 10 - big decision - needs a lot of thought!

Re: One Month To Become A Mum (1:06pm April 19, 2012):

I started to go to school to become a nurse, and I am still
interested in medical stories. It has been a while since I've
read one.

Re: The Zen Man (1:04pm April 19, 2012):

How about Remington Steele?

Re: The Wolf Who Loved Me (5:28pm April 12, 2012):

I've never had a major secret, and I'm pretty good at keeping
other people's secrets (especially if they specifically ask me
to). I think all secrets will eventually come out.

Re: Trouble Me (11:17pm April 9, 2012):

I enjoy these stories when the couple have gone thru a lot and
come together to find their happiness.

Re: The Devil and Miss Jones (9:16pm April 8, 2012):

a title can give you a hint about the style of the book and
the characters - this is a good one & creates a great mental

Re: One Hot Cowboy Wedding (9:13pm April 8, 2012):

definitely all of the above plus probably a few more like how
they look on a horse, how they grin, how they wear their hat
... so many reasons!

Re: Lessons After Dark (5:06pm April 6, 2012):

This is certainly a different storyline - quite an interesting

Re: Woodrose Mountain (9:18pm April 5, 2012):

I really enjoy these small town character driven series - I
love to visit with the characters from the earlier books & see
how they are doing.

Re: Woodrose Mountain (11:49am April 4, 2012):

It is sometimes difficult to read about a characters
suffering, but then, as a reader, I look forward to finding
out how they come back to happiness. Also, even tho the books
are fiction, I know that there are real people that suffer in
similar ways, and in a way it makes me appreciate what I have.

Re: Wedded In Scandal (2:04pm April 3, 2012):

The Regency + Weddings is a winning combination. So much fun
with all that female interaction.

Re: A Light On The Veranda (4:51pm March 30, 2012):

I've always wanted to travel along the Mississippi - looks
like a great setting for a story.

Re: True Highland Spirit (4:47pm March 30, 2012):

I love a female warrior who can kick some butt!

Re: The Chase (5:35pm March 28, 2012):

I really can't pick just one show (& fortunately I don't
have to since they don't run against each other). So here's
my list: Castle, NCIS, Bones, The Closer (too bad that's
ending this year), CSI, Flashpoint

Re: Texas Baby Sanctuary (3:37pm March 27, 2012):

I do enjoy books set in Texas - it has a certain adventurous &
strong feeling about the stories set there. I'm just
finishing a series set in the west and I'll need another one
to start.

Re: Sex, Lies and Contracts (9:27pm March 23, 2012):

I love a strong hero who can be sensitive and admit his

Re: Cassie's Grand Plan (9:41pm March 20, 2012):

I love in a lovely small town with cute little shops &
restaurants. We have a lot of traditional gatherings -
parades for Memorial Day, Charter Day fair (for the founding
of the town), Christmas Eve Carol sing.

Re: A Seal In Wolf's Clothing (12:34pm March 16, 2012):

Definitely Hot & Sexy!

Re: His Duty to Protect (11:42am March 13, 2012):

I'm going to have to catch up on this military family saga!

Re: Against The Night (5:31pm March 9, 2012):

Two of my favorites are McKlintock with John Wayne and Seven
Brides for Seven Brothers.

Re: Fever (11:55am March 8, 2012):

'What's Wrong' - 'Nothing' - can't believe that one from
either side.

Re: Texas Pride (11:48am March 8, 2012):

I read romance as an escape & to relax - that probably has a
positive effect on my relationships.

Re: Sweet Enemy (10:07pm March 6, 2012):

I anticipate the moment they admit they love each other.

Re: Dire Needs (9:36pm March 5, 2012):

I do love series - I like to catch up with the characters of
the earlier books and see what they are up to.

Re: Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel (11:45am February 28, 2012):

Computers were the first thing I thought of - and with books
we now have the eReaders. But as much as some things change,
so much remains the same, especially as far as people & their
personalities go.

Re: A Scandalous Countess (8:17pm February 9, 2012):

I lean toward the Regency period, but I haven't read that many
Georgian period. I'll read them all!

Re: Stud (3:44pm February 8, 2012):

I find that a movie version of a book is always different, so
I accept that & just try to enjoy the movie on it's own.

Re: Darkest Highlander (1:47pm February 6, 2012):

I love history and magic adds that paranormal element that I'm
looking for in 2012.

Re: Alpha Instinct (12:45pm February 2, 2012):

I've started to read paranormal romance and my goal for 2012
is to read more of it. There are certainly a lot of
variations in the genre!

Re: Chosen By Sin (12:48pm January 31, 2012):

Authors imagination is amazing!

Re: Fever (2:35pm January 25, 2012):

Some of those "writer" to-do's/goals are applicable for us
non-writers too. I find it helpful to break long term or big
goals down into pieces, then you get that accomplished feel
good several times. I also like to make easy short term goals
too make me feel like things are progressing.

Re: Sex, Lies and Surveillance (12:42pm January 19, 2012):

Can't pick just one - Love James Bond, Jason Bourne is
excellent, so many others, would love to add these characters
to my favorites list.

Re: Lure of Song and Magic (3:42pm January 18, 2012):

I believe in the possibility of magic - there are somethings
that haven't been explained by mainstream science, and maybe
never will be.

Re: Scrumptious (2:26pm January 16, 2012):

I'm back at the point of not knowing what to do for the rest
of my life. I sort of fell into what I did in my earlier
career, but I'm ready for a change - I just don't know to

Re: Sins Of The Highlander (12:34pm January 12, 2012):

I love a bit of humor in my heroes - sound like Rob has one.

Re: Pretty Persuasion (9:17pm January 9, 2012):

I always finish a book. Even if it's 'just ok' I always
hold out hope that it will get better & I still want to see
how it ends. Then, I just may not read the author again if
it wasn't at least pretty good. After all, there are a lot
of books out there to choose from & only so much time to
read. Fortunately, I do enjoy most books I've selected to
read and when I find an author I like I'll got back & read
their earlier books plus keep my eye out for more. So
that's my non-formal rating style.

Re: Sweet Reward (1:47pm January 2, 2012):

I like tortured characters because their HEA is so well
deserved and appreciated.

Re: The Angel Of Blythe Hall (2:41pm December 30, 2011):

I love it when my niece or nephews call - always lovely to
talk to them about what is going on in their lives. We used
to live 10 minutes apart, but now they've all moved out of
state and I miss seeing them as often as when they were
growing up.

Re: Lover's Leap (8:51pm December 29, 2011):

I haven't read any of these books yet, but I do love a series
like this.

Re: Lady Seductress's Ball (5:12pm December 19, 2011):

I love the Sweetheart/Thumbprint cookies with raspberry jam.
I'm currently reading Mary Balogh's 'A Christmas Promise'.

Re: Dreaming Of The Wolf (3:55pm December 8, 2011):

if I'm not feeling well I usually go for chicken soup. I
recently made a big batch & put it in small containers in the
freezer. For a heartier soup I mad baked potato with chicken,
and broccoli/cheese. Great to have around for winter.

Re: Wild Thing (10:11pm December 5, 2011):

A couple can be opposite in some outward things, but they
probably need agreement on core values, or else they won't
last real long.

Re: Hunter Of Shadows (5:24pm December 2, 2011):

I love a 'Whoa' moment, I never skip to the end of a book, I
have to finish every book & movie I start, even if it's not
going well - I always hope it gets better, but if it doesn't,
I'll know & never have to read or watch it again.
Love it when pleasantly surprised with a twist or turn.

Re: The Earl's Mistaken Bride (5:44pm November 30, 2011):

I think lemons have gotten a bum rap - they are full of
vitamins (and also can prevent scurvy!). Granted, they taste
better with sugar, but what doesn't? It's so much fun to atch
characters connect - this looks like just my kind of story.

Re: The Spy Who Left Me (6:54pm November 25, 2011):

Had a small Thanksgiving with part of the family, more will be
here for Christmas.
ps - could never stop at just one chapter a day!

Re: A Crimson Warning (2:01pm November 24, 2011):

I'm Thankful for my family and for living in the USA.

Re: The Storm That Is Sterling (10:04pm November 22, 2011):

There are so many -- but generally by the end they have an HEA
and that's how I'd rather remember them. Thanksgiving with
family is my preference, casual, good food, relaxing &
laughing together.

Re: The Return Of The Stranger (5:34pm November 20, 2011):

I've never been happy with Wuthering Heights because it didn't
have an HEA - I'd love to read this one with an HEA.

Re: Fortune's Son (2:40pm November 18, 2011):

Reformed Rogues or bad-boys are always fun, regardless of the
time frame.

Re: The Highlander's Heart (5:13pm November 16, 2011):

I only like a little bit of torture, and a variety of causes
is preferred. And torture by his lady is always fun.

Re: Until There Was You (6:47pm November 15, 2011):

I Love that dog on the cover!

Re: Genie Knows Best (12:21pm November 10, 2011):

This concept of a Genie is so unique - I'd love to read it.

Re: Tall, Dark And Cowboy (4:34pm November 7, 2011):

I sometimes wonder what it would be like to have all my
'stuff'. A lot of it makes life easier, but a lot of it just
consumes time in dealing with it & taking care of things. But
there are so many sentimental, family things that I would not
like to loose & would be sad not to have them anymore.

Re: Engaged in Sin (12:20pm November 6, 2011):

Sounds like a story that will touch my heart.

Re: Always a Temptress (2:44pm November 3, 2011):

I've enjoyed a lot of series - Stephanie Laurens 'Bar Cynster'
and more recently really enjoyed Nora Roberts 'Bride Quartet'.
Besides good stories individually, I enjoy expansion of the
stories of supporting characters in early books & catching up
with characters in latter books.

Re: Embrace The Highland Warrior (8:42pm November 1, 2011):

Sometimes I have heard unusual noises that can be startling,
and I listen & wait until my heart stops beating so fast
before I can settle down & go back to sleep.

Re: Enchanted Destiny (3:47pm October 31, 2011):

I want to know what happens on that bumpy journey!

Re: Romancing The Countess (12:24pm October 28, 2011):

Quite often historical romances have prompted me to
investigate more on a particular historic subject or location.
Books also make me want to travel more to see the locations in

Re: His Last Duchess (2:42pm October 27, 2011):

Sounds like you have a good mix in your life (other than that
rooster). Love the pooch!

Re: Ecstasy Untamed (2:41pm October 26, 2011):

I haven't seen it yet, but the new Three Musketeers movie with
the flying balloon ships looks amazing!

Re: Flawless (8:40pm October 20, 2011):

Bad boys can be redeemed. In fact, it's often a lot of fun to
see it happen. What I don't like to read is when they
delibaretely hurt the ones that love them.

Re: Attracted to Fire (4:35pm October 19, 2011):

I was in Texas for a conference once, but never got to leave
the hotel. I'd love to get back there and see all the
different parts. Those Texas treats look yummy!

Re: Utterly Charming (4:33pm October 19, 2011):

It's funny how things come in bunches. I am planning on
trying those new shows - it's a great time of year for them
since they are a bit scary. My favorite tale is Beauty & the
Beast - especially the Disney version.

Re: Against The Storm (1:14pm October 17, 2011):

Your readers Thank you for sticking to it. I think we take
good writers for granted so it's great that you tell us about
the trials & tribulations of what it takes to get a book out
to us.

Re: The Rose Garden (12:22pm October 12, 2011):

I love supporting casts, you can learn so much a bout the main
characters thru them.

Re: Unleashed (4:30pm October 10, 2011):

I would love to be an Eagle or a Hawk because I would live to

Re: Roommates (9:51pm October 4, 2011):

ditto on all of your TV choices & so many of the others
mentioned by other commentors.
Names: Andrew, Alexander

Re: The Norse King's Daughter (6:52pm October 2, 2011):

I have so many books stashed away that I can change genres
pretty easily. I got to AAUW sales too and also have
discovered new authors that way. I've won some books, some
good, some not so much. But if I enjoy them, I'll look for
more by that author. These Vikings certainly look like a
lot of fun!

Re: Chaos Tryst (6:45pm October 2, 2011):

Sometimes you just have to wonder why they think that behavior
will work - has it in the past? Can tell you have a sense of
humor & I always appreciate that.

Re: Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star (2:31pm September 21, 2011):

I just love things based on P&P

Re: The Last Rising (4:17pm September 17, 2011):

A great big hug is a great start; then large hands that smooth
down the back, over the hips and ..... mmmmm - time for a spa

Re: No Proper Lady (10:30pm September 12, 2011):

This sounds really different from anything I've read.

Re: Lord and Lady Spy (12:34pm September 8, 2011):

Love most of those choices. I smiles when I heard Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz married. Love Hugh, Liam & Anthony. Just not to sure about Kirsty as Hugh's wife, but you know Cordelia better than me. Hopefully I'll get to know them all better soon. I think you should send copies of this book off to all the selected actors (especially Daniel & Rachel).

Re: Deep Disclosure (12:56pm September 7, 2011):

I try to live in the present, with thoughts to the future. But I dream in the past, present & future (depending on what I'm reading).

Re: Bel Air (8:50pm September 6, 2011):

Breyers Black Raspberry with Dark Chocolate pieces - Yum!

Re: The Wedding Affair (8:46pm September 6, 2011):

Maybe you could train a mouse & tie a little tiny swiffer to its tail? I love a good Regency series & a spicy one is even better.

Re: Deadly Descent (3:47pm September 5, 2011):

I think I have heard of PJ's - were they the one's in Air Force One with Harrison Ford? And I do love Suzanne Brockmann's SEAL series, so this one looks really good too.

Re: Lady Of The English (8:15pm September 3, 2011):

I've only read about Matilda as a backgound character in other sories and have never heard of Adeliza at all. I'd love to read their stories.

Re: Red's Hot Cowboy (3:17pm August 24, 2011):

I'm in the mood to read about a cowboy!

Re: The Landlord's Black-Eyed Daughter (2:32pm August 10, 2011):

I do love Happy Endings. I read for pleasure and an HEA puts a smile on my face.

Re: What A Goddess Wants (11:58am July 28, 2011):

I guess when you've got the story in your brain the rest of the world fades to the background. This idea of a story on Goddesses is intriguing. I went to an Etruscan exhibit once, their culture (or the speculation about it) was fascinating.

Re: A Gentleman Never Tells (7:04pm July 25, 2011):

Ditto to what Barbara said above about the cover pictures - particularly if they don't even have the right color hair. I know I've seen errors, but sometimes I think I read past them, pause & back up to re-read. Long ago I guess authors could blame the typesetters, but these days I guess it goes right from the authors computer?

Re: Touch If You Dare (11:09pm July 21, 2011):

Sounds like good reasons to me!

Re: When One Night Isn't Enough (10:23pm July 14, 2011):

I try to control may access since there are other things I ahve to get done, but somedays the time just flies by & I'm still accessing. I can tell you have a good sense of humor - I always enjoy that in books. Thanks for the giveaway offer.

Re: Magnificent Passage (10:06pm July 12, 2011):

25 years - Fabulous! Checked my list and I am missing your first 6 books including this one.

Re: Just One Season In London (9:36pm July 11, 2011):

Sophie sounds like a great character; have to find out how things go!

Re: Runestone (1:16pm July 9, 2011):

Eyes (kind & twinkley), hands (strong), confident but not arrogant, connects with kids & animals, tall, quirky sense of humor, hard working.

Re: The Doctor Takes A Princess (11:39pm July 8, 2011):

When my neice was little she was always getting ear aches until she had those tubes inserted. One thing that seemed to comfort her was heat near her problem ear, so if you snuggled her bad ear close to your chest, didn't move a lot, hummed quietly, while rubbing her back, she eventually would settle to sleep (but not always). Or hand her over to her Grannie - that usually helped.

Re: Loved By A Warrior (10:03pm July 6, 2011):

I think there is always some kernal of truth, some basis for the start of the myth, curse or legend. Some came from bards or storytellers. Some were used to try to control people. There really interesting ones are where there are similar stories in multiple cultures.

Re: Never Cry Wolf (1:45pm July 2, 2011):

He can stare anyone down, with eyes that are mesmerizing!

Re: Wild and Unruly (6:25pm July 1, 2011):

Anything is possible. But probable in our lifetimes? Probably not.

Re: Fallen (9:11pm June 29, 2011):

Thanks for sharing that experience with us. We need to appreciate the time & effort that our emergency services teams expend in order to be prepared to deal with these types of critical circumstances.

Re: The Dark Enquiry (10:15pm June 28, 2011):

It was definitly a period of a lot of changes, after all Victoria was Queen for a long time. Several years ago I watched a BBC reality show on PBS that had a current day family live as if in Victorian times. It was very interesting but I much prefer our modern conviences.

Re: Night Veil (8:57pm June 27, 2011):

Really difficult choice, but I'll go with Batman. He keeps going no matter how often he's knocked down. He also has really neat gadgets & I love Alfred.

Re: City Of Promise (2:56pm June 23, 2011):

Next on my TBR is Madeline Hunter's Lord of Sin & Lady of Sin. Then I want to find Nora Robert's last two books in her bride quartet. One book I can recommend is Little Women Letters by Gabrielle Donnelly. It includes letters from Jo March that were 'written' in the late 19th century, mixed with the current day lives of her descendants in London.

Re: Demons Prefer Blondes (10:10pm June 20, 2011):

What is romance? As we get older, I thinks our definition & requirements for romance changes. When you reach the point that you just want someone where you will: care for each other & want to be with each other, the realtionship will ahve a chance of lasting & you will findromance in amny simple things.

Re: Under a Desert Sky (6:02pm June 18, 2011):

I think 'happily-ever-after' means living the life you want to. Personally, I like it when the couple marries & has children, it shows commitment. It's usually shown in an epilogue or in continuing stories in a series (which is why I like both). Since I rad for enjoyment, I like to feel good with a happy ending.

Re: The Lost Summer Of Louisa May Alcott (7:19pm June 16, 2011):

I love the idea of this book - somewhere between biography & fiction!

Re: Virgin (7:16pm June 16, 2011):

That way you did the interview was a lot of fun! And the extract lines were eye-catchers!

Re: Hard Bitten (10:59pm June 14, 2011):

Good suggestions, I've made notes. I'm always looking for good reads!

Re: Blood Of The Wicked (9:33pm June 13, 2011):

Definitly - paranormal abilities are probably naturally stronger in some people, just like other abilities. The brain is a wondrous thing that we are just beginning to learn about it's complexities.

Re: When Tony Met Adam (9:21pm June 12, 2011):

Suzanne - I love your books, your one of the few authors that I re-read. I'm bummed that Tony & Adam's story is an eBook, I haven't succumbed to the electronic yet, still love the paper. One way or another I'll have to read this. And I'll be following the progress of the movie & hope to see it one day.

Re: Money Shot (9:22pm June 10, 2011):

I also like banter, which implies humor. Concise description is appreciated, some authors go on for two long with minute extraneous detail.

Re: Heart of the Highland Wolf (8:01pm June 8, 2011):

What a concept! Love Highlanders and wolves are so gorgeous! You've got a winner here!

Re: Frostbound (8:50pm June 7, 2011):

I'd love to try one of your books. Sounds like this one has a different paranormal flavor.

Re: Forced to Kill (4:37pm June 4, 2011):

Unfortunatly, it seems that there will always be evil people in this world. Fortunatly, for us regular people living our average lives, there are people who are willing to put their lives in harms way to protest us from 'the bad guys'. 'Forced to Kill' sounds like a great story about that world.

Re: The Soldier (11:02pm June 2, 2011):

Family is the most important thing there is in life. Getting together is so much fun! Even tho they are the ones that can make you the most crazy, they are the ones that are always there for you.

Re: The Darkest Sin (6:30pm June 1, 2011):

Gotta see some shows! But also some palaces, castles, museums, Hyde Park, the Tower, so many things!

Re: A Courtesan's Guide to Getting Your Man (8:54pm May 26, 2011):

You should be Proud of your accomplishment of writing (& that is not a sin), and I will Indulge in my joy of reading (& that cannot be a sin!).

Re: Mind Games (10:41pm May 25, 2011):

I think it depends on what kind of stalking is being done, what is the intent, how close does the stalker get, what do they say & how the target feels about it. Many of us are remote stalkers of actors & authors. I hope you don't mind haveing remote stalkers, I think you are going to have a lot.

Re: SEALed Forever (9:11pm May 20, 2011):

Such a big change in the last 10 years in the public respect of the military - it's now "cool" - it's about time! I've enjoyed military romances for several years & this looks like a really good one.

Re: It Happened On Maple Street (9:44pm May 19, 2011):

It's so important to get this subject out there for discussion with the hope that it will help anyone in the situation.

Re: Awaken The Highland Warrior (9:08pm May 18, 2011):

There is probably at least some small aspect of the character that the author connects to either personally or thru someone close too them. Love the Highlanders!

Re: Deadly Promises (8:43pm May 14, 2011):

It's so rare that we hear about real SEAL missions, and it's so important for people to recognize how important they are in the ongoing fight for justice and freedom.

Re: Love Drunk Cowboy (8:08pm May 4, 2011):

I rarely wear heels, so give me the cowboy boots any day!

Re: The Legend Of Michael (7:16pm May 2, 2011):

sounds like a really unique twist on the military hero theme. The imagination of you writers is a constant surprise - Thanks!

Re: Bastian (8:20pm May 1, 2011):

A couple needs to be friends to have a long lasting relationship, tho how they get there is often the run part of the story!

Re: Total Abandon (4:19pm April 30, 2011):

Life is full of choices, somedays I have no problems making them and some days I dither forever. At least in this contest I wouldn't have to choose since I don't have an eReader!

Re: My Favorite Countess (5:43pm April 28, 2011):

I liked the doctor in the book/TV Show 'Christy'. As a bonus he had that great Scots accent!

Re: Never A Gentleman (7:37pm April 26, 2011):

I haven't read 'Never a Gentleman' yet but it sounds like a good combination of adventure & interesting characters that learn some lessons.

Re: The Devil in Disguise (10:13pm April 23, 2011):

I really like to know how you wrote the book, got your ideas, did research, decided on names, etc. Another "new" author is always welcome!

Re: Hidden Embers (8:21pm April 22, 2011):

I love things about every season. Yes - even winter - a fresh snowfall with the sun glittering on the ice branches canbe beautiful, but it is also the season your really ready to be over by the end. Which leads to Spring! Seems like we've been teased for the last month and are still waiting for it really arrive. Summer brings the fresh local fruits & veggies (love our Jersey Tomatoes!). Then those clear crisp fall days with the changing leaves. So I can't pick just one!

Re: Tangled Threads (11:18pm April 18, 2011):

When I saw the topic of addictions my mind went to Dark Chocolate. But as I read further & saw the subject was TV shows, I agreed with your choices, but I would like to add Bones to the list.

Re: A Marriage of Inconvenience (6:48pm April 16, 2011):

I'm more anal than controlling, I just like to have the facts before making important decisions. Unimportant decisions, like where to go for dinner, I'm just as happy to leave to others.

Re: Cowboy Fever (7:47pm April 13, 2011):

I like a feisty heroine & a strong hero with a gentle side. The descriptions of the characters in this book look great!

Re: Demons Are A Girl's Best Friend (9:20pm April 12, 2011):

that sounds like such a fun read! always loved stories with witches!

Re: Vowed In Shadows (11:04pm April 11, 2011):

not sure of a specific heroine but love your list of Smart, Sassy & Strong!

Re: A Song For My Mother (8:07pm April 9, 2011):

I don't know what my mothere's dreams were - I wish I had d her; there are alot f things I wished I had asked her about. I know she loved her family, so having us all happy & healthy was very important to her. I know she loved to read & that she would have loved this book.

Re: Snowball in Hell (11:26pm April 7, 2011):

I love historical fiction, especially if learn something new about the time period in wich the story is set!

Re: Haunting Desire (7:55pm April 6, 2011):

Sounds like another good read! Have always been intrigued by Celtic tales.

Re: The Shadow Guard (6:47pm April 5, 2011):

can't think of just one; any that are nice to kids & animals would be great! enjoyed the read, made me chuckle.

Re: Rock Hard (5:06pm April 4, 2011):

Sounds like a fun read!

Re: The Return Of Black Douglas (4:41pm April 1, 2011):

Thanks for all your hard work. I love to learn about history. And I love the Scots.

Re: Play Me (9:29pm March 29, 2011):

The couple must be attacted to each other & express that both verbally & physically; a variety of emotions are good - tenderness, sensuality, sweet, hot. As long as they are bothe enjoying it, just about anything goes!

Re: A Lot Like Love (10:19pm March 24, 2011):

instant attraction over slow burn, but variety is great. A quiet house is best for reading; wine makes me too sleepy to pair it with reading.

Re: Hummingbird Lake (9:17pm March 22, 2011):

I love a series and always have to start at the beginning. Congrats on your achievement of getting the books written!

Re: Highland Heat (9:29pm March 21, 2011):

I really enjoyed that blog so I know I'll love your books; besides, it's got a Scottish Hero - one of my top picks!

Re: An Unlikely Countess (2:14pm March 19, 2011):

I think it depend on why they love "their place". If it is where they really want to be, as opposed to where others say they should be, then yes, they should love it. The hero & heroine I enjoy makes where they want to be, with whom they love, their own place, regardless of what others think.

Re: Tyler (8:36pm March 17, 2011):

My father was born in Ireland & came here at the age of 3 in 1921. So I'm always drawn to stories that include the Irish. What can be better than a story of a cowboy of Irish descent?

Wasn't a beautiful spring day here in north jersey - I thinks it's safe to put away the snowshovel & salt!

Re: It Happened One Bite (10:49pm March 14, 2011):

oooh! what a fun storyline!!

Re: Angel's Rest (3:30pm March 12, 2011):

I love a series & this looks like a good one!

Re: A Taste of Seduction (11:06pm March 11, 2011):

I;m so glad you're doing ok now; sounds like this book is an example of a silver lining out of a difficult time.

Re: What I Did For A Duke (7:29pm March 10, 2011):

this looks like a fun book & a great series - glad I found out about it!

Re: Taste Me (10:20pm March 9, 2011):

I also love Nora Roberts - I've read most her books (just have a few to catch up on).

Re: Seducing The Governess (9:00pm March 8, 2011):

I've learned more about historical events from historical novels than I ever did from school, and many times have read more on the events on my own. So, keep up the writing for our continuing education.

Re: Staying At Daisy's (10:00pm March 7, 2011):

this book sounds like so much fun!

Re: Animal Magnetism (5:34pm March 5, 2011):

You have a great eye for inspiration!

Re: Scandal of the Year (5:38pm March 4, 2011):

I love a heroine who surprises people, especially with a "manly" skill!

Re: Treasure Me (10:34pm March 3, 2011):

I do like the glimpses, it let's us readers appreciate what you all go thru - thanks for the work you do to entertain & enlighten us!

Re: Against the Law (10:39pm March 1, 2011):

Congrats - I love a series!

Re: His, Unexpectedly (8:48pm February 25, 2011):

That sounds like such a fun series! A road trip, where you can stop at interesting places along the way is such fun.

Re: Storm Of Reckoning (7:53pm February 19, 2011):

I love your sense of humor - I always love a bit of humor in books, especially at the critical moment.

Re: Beneath The Night Tree (8:49pm February 18, 2011):

Haven't found him yet.
Sounds like a good read!

Re: RiverTime (6:58pm February 16, 2011):

I think Escapism is like self-therapy, it allows you to decompress, recover & then go back to all the stresses of life. Reading for enjoyment (ie escapism) is probably beneficial to your physical & mental health, so keep writing for all our benefits.

Re: Love Me If You Dare (10:05pm February 14, 2011):

Any holiday that promotes chocolate is ok with me, especially now that dark chocolate is good for us!

Re: True Colors (4:50pm February 13, 2011):

Yeah for Castle - it's such fun! Besides "sizzling romance" is always a good thing.

Re: Breaking the Rules (5:24pm February 12, 2011):

My choice of drink depend on the weather & the food. For February it's still wine (probably from one of the vineyards I love in Virginia), but in the summer my top choice is usually a Margarita.

Re: The Mistress' House (10:59pm February 10, 2011):

I love this kind of book! Have added you to my TBR author list. Keep up the good writing!

Re: Society's Most Disreputable Gentleman (9:09pm February 9, 2011):

The bad boys we love aren't evil, they just don't yet have a reason to be good, but when they find the reason....look out!

Re: Midnight Caller (4:05pm February 5, 2011):

love the concept of attraction of opposites, they compliment each other - great concept!

Re: The Mysterious Lady Law (7:01pm February 4, 2011):

I generally read femal authors, but if the book is in Fresh Fiction I'd love to try it.

Re: Everyone Loves A Hero (6:31pm February 2, 2011):

I don't think most of will ever have the opportunity of a big hero moment like your hero, but sometimes just getting thru a particularly hard day is the best we can do. My thoughts are with those in our armed forces overseas who get thru their days with quiet courage.

Re: The Irish Princess (8:29pm February 1, 2011):

I've always been fascinated by this period. Was watching a couuple of pieces on cable this week about Mary of Scotland, Elizabeth I, & Henry VIII. Would love to read this book.

Re: Burning Darkness (7:58pm January 31, 2011):

hurting a child (definitly) and probably cheating.

Re: Wild Man Creek (10:58pm January 29, 2011):

I really have to visit Virgin River!

Re: The Werewolf Upstairs (7:29pm January 28, 2011):

Reading has always been a constant in my life. I flucuate which genre (contemporary, history, suspense) but always romance. Takes me out of regular life & I even learn things that can be useful in conversation, Jeopardy & Trivial Pursuit.

Re: Immortal Champion (10:46pm January 27, 2011):

oooh! loved that description! I'll be following up to learn more about your series (I like to try to read series in order). Glad you visited FreshFiction!

Re: Eternal Prey (9:23pm January 26, 2011):

there's nothing sexier than a stong man that can show a gentle side, especially to children & animals, but of course to their love interest.

Re: At Hidden Falls (7:58pm January 25, 2011):

I can't remember not being around books. My Mom took us to Library School as a preshool & she read to & with us. I was always spending what money I had at school book sales. I got books out of my grandparents attics, like the Cherry Ames Nurse books & the Bobbsey Twins. I can't imagine life without books. Even having cable TV, I find myself reading instead.

Re: Deadly Heat (7:59pm January 22, 2011):

I like a variety: contemporary, historical, adventure, western, mystery. But always romance & some humor is always welcome.

Re: Ten Ruby Trick (4:34pm January 20, 2011):

I have Oprah in Australia on & she has Russell Crowe with her - he's a Rogue - loved him in his new Robin Hood movie. Tomorrow she has Hugh Jackman on, he plays great Rogues, but he seems a great family man in real life - is that still a Rogue?

Re: Yours For The Taking (8:22pm January 19, 2011):

Dream work day? First I have to find a job - mine went offshore. But when I've had a job, having a good team meeting, solving the problems that come up, going home on time & not getting any overnight calls about problems. My next dream work day will ahve to include to being on 24x7 call.

Re: Pleasure Me (9:32pm January 14, 2011):

I love it when the couple makes an honest connection with each other, no lying to each other for some dumb reason, and then they work together on whatever issues arise.

Re: Kiss At Your Own Risk (10:10pm January 12, 2011):

some of these comments are both heart breaking & inspiring. Sometimes getting thru the days & weeks is an accomplishment. I'm pretty good right now compared to most people & try to count my blessings.

Re: Wicked Seduction (7:06pm January 11, 2011):

sometimes I think deadline pressure squeezes more out of our brain cells, sometimes painfully, but finally gets the job done.

Re: Mercy Kill (2:29pm January 10, 2011):

I don't know if reading a bout the 'darker side' empowers me, but sometimes I'm just in the mood to read something dark.

Re: The Fire In Ember (2:15pm January 10, 2011):

Loved the Disney analogies - snippets of wach of the princess traits is a great idea! Putting this one on my TBR list.

Re: Senseless (9:27pm January 7, 2011):

music can definitly effect the mood!

Re: Fatal Justice (8:24pm January 6, 2011):

I love the idea of the same characters thru a series! ps I hope Brad does find love & can accept it.

Re: I Dream of Genies (8:04pm January 5, 2011):

Wow! This is really different. I loved 'I Dream of Jeannie' and a loved the humor in the excerpt.

Re: Real Vampires Have More To Love (9:39pm January 4, 2011):

I'm with Pamela - as soon as I read your question, "soul mate" popped into my head. I'd go for the one person if they were "the one". I can't imagine loosing people you loved over & over & over for hundreds of years.

Re: Against The Wind (12:06pm January 4, 2011):

I like to get an update on characters thru a series - I always wonder what happens in the "continuing story". I'll look forward to this trilogy.

Re: Deadly Identity (9:14pm December 30, 2010):

I read a lot and when I get a book that doesn't flow or parts of the plot don't make sense or connect it really makes me appreciate other writers where the books really flow. I haven't really tried to write. I think it takes time, practice, dedication - a lot of hard work. I salute all who get published & encourage those who have the dream to write to keep at it.

Re: Cowboys Never Cry (8:33pm December 29, 2010):

When I read a book and really like the characters ... then the book ends. I want to know what happens next. Epilogues help and I also like series that bring in the characters from early books into the later books. Also if I like the characters, I probably just like the writers style & want to find more by that author.

Re: Red Ink (3:59pm December 28, 2010):

I've always heard that "write what you know". But I also thinks if you don't know all about something you can learn about it. Learn the facts & then let your writers imagination fill in the rest. Your books sound fascinating - I'm always in awe of the writers imagination & skill that makes the read flow. Happy Holidays!

Re: Haunted Honeymoon (12:48pm December 27, 2010):

I love all kinds of books as long as they hold my attention & have: a happy ending & romance. They can be suspense, paramormal, humor, adventure, historical or contmporary. So much to read...so little time. Today may driveway has been plowed, I've shoveled the walk & edges & am now ready to start a new book sitting under my new cosy lap robe I got for Christmas.

Re: Dark Angel, The Chosen, Soulmate (12:42pm December 27, 2010):

I love Jayne Ann Krentz Arcane series for paranormal, Stephanie Laurens for Regency Historical, Lorie Foster for funny - have a great New Years read!

Re: Pay Up (9:31pm December 23, 2010):

I like heroines to be smart, funny, good at something unexpected (martial arts, auto mechanics, caarpentry, computers, sports, archery etc). I hate it when the heroine & hero are constantly at odds because they don't communicate well - they need to be honest & talk to each other, but still have the things they need to overcome together.

Re: The Irish Warrior (9:33pm December 21, 2010):

Kris - just checked out your website - I was drawn to the Irish Warrior because I'm half Irish. I don't have a great memory so I can't quote favorite lines, but I found a good one in the excerpt - "She must never drink whisky again....". I can relate - a jigger of good Irish whiskey will go straight to my head. Happy Holidays!

Re: The Winter Sea (7:08pm December 20, 2010):

Your research sounds fascinating! I love history & often find myself looking for more information when a reading an interesting bit in historical fiction. It must be great when you connect some of the dots in your reasearch. Have a Happy Holiday!

Re: The Heir (8:08pm December 16, 2010):

sounds like my kind of book! Keep up the good work!

Re: Wolf Fever (9:05pm December 15, 2010):

The book series sounds really good - you made my "to read" list. For flu symptoms: stay warm, use my Homedics heat/massage chair pad, chicken soup, hot tea with honey & Aleve for the aches. Better yet - prevention - stay out of crowds & use hand-sani.

Re: Icecapade (7:51pm December 13, 2010):

Mystery & romance go great together, it's gives the characters a common goal and a reason for being together - one of the spices of life!

Re: Unguarded (7:47pm December 11, 2010):

thru emails, blogs & chats I'm discovering "new" authors all the time - here's just a few: Anya Bast, Claudia Dain, Emma Holly, Vanessa Kelly & now Tracy Wolff!!

Re: Beneath The Thirteen Moons (9:29pm December 8, 2010):

opposites can definitly attract & intrigue. I'm in awe of the imagination that can create stories like yours.

Re: Rajmund (2:04pm December 6, 2010):

I do enjoy when a character has an epiphany and then can go on to a happier life.

Re: Outrageously Yours (7:17pm December 1, 2010):

I love a characters transformation, from nerd to hunk is so much fun!

Re: Second Chances (9:01pm November 30, 2010):

Sooner or later, everybody wishes for a second chance at something. Having the opprtunity for a "do-over" can be a wonderful thing!

Re: The Forever Queen (8:41pm November 11, 2010):

I love books on medievel times and interesting characters like Emma. What a great subject!

Re: Deadly Intent (9:27pm November 10, 2010):

Sounds like a really touching & exciting book! Characters with several sides are always more interesting. Humor, even in tense situations is always enjoyable.

Re: Casting About (7:31pm November 8, 2010):

I prefer fiction with a happy ending. Many true stories have too much sadness in them.

Re: The Devil She Knows (8:18pm November 6, 2010):

I liked going to my Aunt's house - they always had the case of large bottles of soda delivered & would get Black Cherry soda just for me. They also had enough room at the table for everyone so we didn't have to sit at the "kiddie table".

Re: Holiday Affair (10:22pm November 1, 2010):

I always intend to get the cards out & shopping done early, several kinds of cookies made, but time flies by & things just fall where they may! The important thing is to spend time with family!

Re: Simply Irresistible (9:47pm October 29, 2010):

I really enjoy a series where you catch up on the "what happens after" of the characters from the previous books. I look forward to reading this new series.

Re: An Accidental Seduction (9:43pm October 28, 2010):

My real hero was my Dad, a hard worker for his family. For my fictional heroes, I like them tall, strong, kind & funny.

Re: Mr. Darcy's Obsession (8:48pm October 27, 2010):

Jane Austen is the quintissential romance writer - imagine if she wrote as many books as some of todays authors!

Re: Dangerous To Know (8:52pm October 25, 2010):

I love to read & learn about new locations, especially if it makes me want to visit the location.

Re: Crossing the Lion (9:53pm October 23, 2010):

I also find it helps to make lists & satisfaction to cross things off. Sometimes I write something down after it's already done just so I can feel good when I cross it off.

Re: A Darcy Christmas (9:24pm October 22, 2010):

What a wonderful idea to continue the saga. I love to find out what happens to characters as stories continue in a series.

Re: The Making of a Gentleman (8:55pm October 20, 2010):

I like to learn something new every day & it's such a kick to learn it in a romance book!

Re: Pursuit of Justice (9:18pm October 18, 2010):

I like the main characters to be honest with their feelings about each other - I hate continual misunderstandings & miscommunication. Humor, strength & adventure are always enjoyable.

Re: Backstage Pass (8:50pm October 13, 2010):

what a different premise to use members of a rock band! I really look forward to reading this book!

Re: Sazerac Seduction (8:54pm October 10, 2010):

He's got a twinkle in his eye, a shy smile but also a great big grin, strong but gentle hands, and a kind heart.

Re: The Spy Who Saved Christmas (6:26pm October 4, 2010):

I Love to read - wish that could be my job! My latest hobby is renovating my parents house & all the things in it from all my grandparents.

Re: Until Emie (10:07pm September 28, 2010):

any man who works hard & doesn't "talk down" to me when I ask a question is sexy!

Re: The Bride's Necklace (11:41pm September 27, 2010):

Covers can catch your eye, so they really are important - Next to the name of a favorite author like Kat.

Re: One Touch of Scandal (7:42pm September 26, 2010):

Everyone should reward themselves at least a little every day - I love books, dark chocolate, asiago cheese, Pear Port from Hortons Vineyard in Virgainia, and I also love a Talbot's sale!

Re: Secrets Volume 29 Indulge Your Fantasies (1:58pm September 23, 2010):

I loved my first trip to Scotland & want to go again. It's my favorite settings for books I read!

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