I love to read cozy mysteries.
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Re: Hidden Impact (4:40pm November 13, 2015):
My mother sometimes makes homemade beef stew with a thick gravy. She also makes hamburger pie. Never tried Thai food. I did try an Asian dish that had an orange sauce and another that had a peanut sauce. I didn't like them. I think they were Lean Cuisines. I enjoy Lo Mein or the hard La Choy noodles but don't like rice.
Re: Dangerous Tidings (4:35pm November 13, 2015):
I don't really go anywhere, but I could go to the zoo and the Lights Before Christmas.
Re: A Gentleman for All Seasons (4:34pm November 13, 2015):
I like the Regency era when men were gentlemen (for the most part, let's hope!). I enjoy the clothing and stories set in London.
Re: The Great Estate (4:53pm August 12, 2015):
Watch other British shows, especially detective shows, like Inspector Lewis and Midsomer Murders, that I get at my library.
Re: Mint Cookie Murder (8:15pm June 30, 2015):
Your post was funny. I mostly read mysteries and lots of cozies and I have cats. I love mint cookies, too, such as Keebler's Grasshoppers. Great title.
Re: Vessel (6:43pm June 1, 2015):
Interesting characters draw me into a book and even the book covers. I mostly read mysteries so the suspense draws me in.
Re: Disarming Detective (7:50pm February 23, 2015):
I like a heroine who is nice and likeable, not necessarily strong, although we all have to be a little strong to get through life, don't we?
Re: Stirring The Plot (7:31pm September 30, 2014):
Cozy mysteries are my favorite type of book. I'd love to win. I love the library too. That's where I am now, using their computers. This would be good to read next month. Last year I read two Halloween mysteries in October.
Re: Billionaire Blend (6:43pm September 8, 2014):
I love coffee, cats, and cozy mysteries. I think I have two in the series.
Re: The Irresistible Miss Peppiwell (5:20pm August 14, 2014):
Lord Anthony's collection sounds interesting. I haven't heard of most of them. I'm sure your book is interesting.
Re: Breathing Room (3:56pm July 31, 2014):
Sounds interesting. I haven't read any of these.
Re: Night Child (3:54pm July 31, 2014):
I like to mix up series and authors. I can't read a bunch in a series back to back; I like variety. When I was a teenager I did read Agatha Christie books back to back and she wrote about 70 or so mystery books. I read most of them over the years.
I don't do Netflix but when I really get into a series I may watch more than one episode On Demand or on DVD (I get them at my library so that's like my Netflix).
No need to enter me in the contest. I can't do e-books.
Re: Once Upon A Kiss (5:10pm June 25, 2014):
Sounds good. Never been to a dinner party. One embarrassing moment was when I went to a convenience store downtown near the library. The cappuccino machine wasn't working so I had to get regular coffee. I must not have been thinking because I didn't use the carafe but tried to fill my cup by pressing the button on the machine, which then overflowed my cup. Lack of sleep may be another excuse for that and I don't normally get regular coffee away from home. Haven't set foot inside that store again, but by now they may have forgotten me.
Re: Mischief By Moonlight (5:03pm June 25, 2014):
I like a nice hero, not too much of a rake. I like the cover and her pink dress. I'm not so picky about heroines.
Re: Montana Bride (5:00pm June 25, 2014):
Haven't read any of your books but this one sounds good. I'd love to win. I just took a quick glance at it on Amazon. Congrats on having so many books published!
Re: To Charm a Naughty Countess (5:22pm May 22, 2014):
Sounds great. I also like "you are the best."
Re: Wicked Little Secrets (5:10pm May 14, 2014):
I can't think of anything except Napoleon calling England a nation of shopkeepers.
Re: Lighten Up (5:19pm April 25, 2014):
Favorite atypical romance character - virginal male, especially in Regencies.
Re: A Broken Kind Of Beautiful (5:17pm April 25, 2014):
I agree with the comments above but can't think of anything else to add.
Re: Sunroper (5:12pm January 2, 2014):
Sounds like an interesting book and I like paranormal stories. I have a boring life too, but for excitement you can't beat books, movies, and T.V. shows! It's much safer than skydiving.
Re: Paws For Murder (5:09pm January 2, 2014):
I'd love to read this book! I love cozies and I got the postcard about this book. I love animals too.
Re: Undressing Mr. Darcy (2:53pm December 9, 2013):
Sounds like a good book. I have your other one, Definitely Not Mr. Darcy, and I'd love to win this one. I'd watch the undressing if it was on T.V.
Re: Billionaire Blend (2:49pm December 9, 2013):
I love cozy mysteries and coffee. I'd love to win. The coffee will keep me awake and reading longer. I think I have two or three of the books in this series.
Re: A Custom-Fit Crime (2:46pm December 9, 2013):
I love cozy mysteries. I bought Quilt Trip at Barnes and Noble on Saturday. At first I couldn't find it but then I saw it on a rack of books. I have the others in the series. I almost bought Lending a Paw. I just won Merry Market Murder.
Re: Milkshakes, Mermainds, and Murder (5:16pm October 24, 2013):
I love cozy mysteries. I saw Jamie Farr from MASH at the library here in Toledo (his hometown). It was last year in August. He was here for his golf tournament and he was filming a promotion for the library and talked to a local newscaster. I was on the computer at the library and I guess I was there at just the right time because I didn't know he'd be there! Katie Holmes is also from Toledo but I've never seen her here.
Re: Jude (5:15pm October 9, 2013):
A supernatural book with demons sounds good. I love Starbucks, too.
Re: Paige Rewritten (5:14pm October 9, 2013):
Sounds like a good book. I wear slippers year round. One day it was rainy and my feet got wet. It was a cool day in summer. When I got home I put on some warm fuzzy slippers and it made me feel better.
Re: The Surprising Enchantress (3:12pm September 16, 2013):
Sounds good. I like the fairy tale connection. I never see Broadway or other plays. I did see The Mousetrap in Toronto about 12 years ago. It was a very small theater but that was okay because I'm short and I was able to sit right up front with no one in front of me.
Re: Love Him or Leave Him (5:21pm August 28, 2013):
I read Sweet Valley High too. In the 90's I discovered Cassie Edwards and read Indian romances.
Re: Wicked Beat (4:44pm August 22, 2013):
This book sounds different. I've never read one about a rock band. The Spider-Man comment reminds me that I saw someone dressed up like Spider-Man on Sunday at the festival in my neighborhood.
Re: Surrender To Sultry (4:42pm August 22, 2013):
Sounds like an interesting book.
Re: Once Upon A Tartan (4:43pm August 15, 2013):
I used to be a legal secretary. I like historical mysteries, etc., so I might be able to write a historical and do the research I needed.
Re: A Cursed Embrace (5:28pm August 12, 2013):
I'm a chocoholic, too, mainly in the form of brownies and cake. I've gotten rejection letters before, but I'm not a writer. They were letters saying that I didn't get the job I applied or went on an interview for. A vampire and werewolf story sounds good. Congrats and good luck in the future with your writing.
Re: Taken by the Vampire King (4:13pm August 12, 2013):
I like vampire stories and other paranormal books. Usually I read the Y.A. ones. Summer Holiday With a Vampire sounds good and I just looked at the excerpt on Amazon.
Re: The Outcast Prince (5:15pm July 26, 2013):
I just started reading my first paranormal romance about a guy who's half angel. I have read teen paranormal books and mysteries with ghosts in them.
Re: Smoking Hot (1:49pm June 27, 2013):
I'd try to have angelic thoughts. I'd like to read a book about an angel.
Re: Wish You Were Here (1:47pm June 27, 2013):
I got my first library card when I about seven years old. I think the first book I checked out was a Basil of Baker Street book.
I love mysteries. I also like the Alfred Hitchcock stories and years ago I picked up a bunch of the paperbacks at a flea market for a quarter each. One of the Alfred Hitchcock books for kids got me hooked on British mysteries like Agatha Christie and Ngaio Marsh. I also read the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, and the Three Investigators (they also had a Hitchcock connection).
Re: Dead, White, And Blue (3:40pm May 31, 2013):
New situations and characters keep the story and relationships fresh.
Re: Yesterday's Echo (5:14pm May 21, 2013):
I'm a nervous person due to anxiety so that holds me back.
Re: When The Morning Glory Blooms (5:13pm May 21, 2013):
Nice cover and great giveaway. Sometimes friendships end for no reason; maybe the other person just doesn't want to be your friend anymore.
Re: A Method to Madness (3:59pm April 16, 2013):
Sounds interesting and I live in Toledo, about an hour away from Detroit.
Re: Love, Lies, and British Spies (3:57pm April 16, 2013):
The British spy sounds interesting and since I'm an Anglophile I'll probably like him.
Re: Darius (8:01pm April 4, 2013):
I have one of your other books.
Re: Nickeled-And-Dimed To Death (4:38pm March 22, 2013):
I love cozy mysteries. Some people think that their favorite authors should write faster. Those are usually the people who get through a book very quickly.
Re: Checkmate, My Lord (4:14pm February 21, 2013):
I like the cover of the book.
Re: Lady Eve's Indiscretion (2:20pm February 8, 2013):
I love cats, but horses are nice too. I have one of your books, the one about Lady Maggie.
Re: Murder for the Halibut (8:17pm January 29, 2013):
Sounds like a good book. I love mysteries.
Re: Real Men Don\'t Break Hearts (5:19pm January 23, 2013):
Sounds great and I'd like to read it.
Re: Falling for her Fiance (5:19pm January 23, 2013):
I agree with the ones you listed and he has to be nice and caring.
Re: The Wicked Wedding Of Miss Ellie Vyne (5:15pm January 18, 2013):
Looks like a good Regency that I'd enjoy.
Re: Doomed (4:38pm January 15, 2013):
Favorite myth -- the one where Icarus flew too close to the sun and his wings melted. Your books sounds interesting.
Re: Thread On Arrival (4:37pm January 15, 2013):
I got The Last Stitch Good Night for Christmas and finished it earlier this month. I've read all the earlier ones and your cake mysteries.
I'd take the print edition if I won because I don't own a computer or e-reader.
Re: Finding Home (8:13pm January 14, 2013):
I like the horse pictures. I have a horse book from Barnes & Noble that shows different horse breeds. I live in the city, though.
Re: Waking Up With A Rake (2:20pm January 10, 2013):
Re: South Of Surrender (4:50pm January 9, 2013):
"His brain scrambled for a moment" was very interesting and original. I can honestly say that I've never heard of that sentence before. My brain does shut down sometimes, too. If I read a lot I think my brain goes numb.
Re: Christmas On Mimosa Lane (5:13pm December 26, 2012):
One good Christmas I had was when I was ten years old and got some Garfield and Smurf stuff. This year my mother ordered some books for us and she didn't think they'd arrive but they did on Christmas Eve, so we were very happy.
Re: A Seal At Heart (5:14pm December 14, 2012):
Just my parents and my cats. Love those furry friends!
Re: Rancher's Son (2:52pm December 7, 2012):
I've heard that there are lots of bugs in Florida, including no-see-ums. A lawyer I used to work for said there was a certain vitamin you could take that was supposed to ward them off -- maybe B12? I'm not sure though.
Re: Holiday Buzz (2:50pm December 7, 2012):
I like coffee and I had a cup today. I think I have two books in this series and I have two in the Haunted Bookshop series. I'd love to win the prize package.
Re: The Bridegroom Wore Plaid (2:48pm December 7, 2012):
I love the Victorian period and the Sherlock Holmes stories and other ones. I heard of the movie Hysteria before. It's going to be premiering on Starz in January.
Re: Christmas Confidential (5:18pm November 28, 2012):
No special traditions, but we usually open presents on Christmas Eve. I usually go shopping the day after Christmas if I get a little cash as a present, but I don't buy much.
Re: A Christmas Bride / Christmas Beau (8:20pm November 27, 2012):
Christmas regencies sound great. Haven't read any of your books yet.
Re: Wolfishly Yours (5:18pm November 23, 2012):
Sounds very interesting. I've heard of these books before. I liked your post. It was funny.
Re: Christmas On Mimosa Lane (4:43pm November 8, 2012):
I love the colors on the cover. I had a good Christmas when I was ten years old and got lots of Smurf and Garfield stuff.
Re: Death In The Floating City (8:20pm October 30, 2012):
I'm reading Mrs. Jeffries Defends Her Own. I also like Jane Austen sequels.
Re: Blood Therapy (8:14pm October 23, 2012):
Sounds good and a vampire shrink is different. I haven't read too many vampire books. The last one I read was a teen book.
Re: Abigail And Mistletoe (8:08pm October 22, 2012):
Sounds interesting. You're a very prolific writer if you've written 80 books! I love the Monkees too.
Re: Death, Taxes, and a Sequined Clutch (8:18pm October 16, 2012):
Revenge is best on the T.V. show. You don't want to do anything you'll regret (or that's illegal).
Re: Renegade (5:09pm September 27, 2012):
I love the Sherlock Holmes stories, too, and I'm mainly a mystery reader but I also read Jane Austen sequels. I swap on PaperBackSwap and BookMooch so that's how I get rid of books. I've also swapped on Title Trader. I have books in the garage, garage attic, living room, and bedroom. I do keep most of my books and there are tons that I haven't read because I'm always accumulating more! I don't do e-books because I don't have an e-reader or computer.
I keep a list of books that I've read. Can't imagine reading 250 a year like one of the commenters. I've finished 28 this year. I do start lots of books and don't get back to them.
Re: A Home For Nobody's Princess (6:25pm September 25, 2012):
Sounds like a good book. I like to be cozy at home.
Re: Boyfriend From Hell (4:49pm September 24, 2012):
Sounds like a very different book from ones I usually read.
Re: A Lady And Her Magic (4:31pm September 14, 2012):
I didn't have Cabbage Patch Kids. I was about 10 or so when they were popular. When I was younger than that I had Mickey and Minnie Mouse and Raggedy Ann and Andy and Pooh Bear, of course. Some of them got torn up. I still like stuffed animals, especially Beanie Buddies.
Re: Kiss Of Steel (4:26pm September 14, 2012):
Well, I like Dracula but not monstrous vampires. I like the nicer kind such as Edward from Twilight. I like Richelle Mead's Y.A. series Bloodlines and Vampire Academy. In them there are nice half-vampires called dhampirs. I don't even think they drink blood. Then there are fierce killer ones called Strigoi. I remember a scene from Bloodlines where a few were trying to kill people and it was scary.
The book sounds great. I looked at the excerpt on Amazon.
Re: Fool For Love (5:14pm August 29, 2012):
I love cupcakes. I usually eat cake and can't rememember when I last had a cupcake. Just looked at the excerpt on Amazon. It sounds good.
Re: Allergic To Death (1:56pm August 18, 2012):
Cozies are my favorite type of mysteries. We all need to eat so the food aspect sounds good (and will make you hungry, too, if you haven't eaten).
Re: Hearse And Buggy (4:10pm August 17, 2012):
I like your Southern Sewing Circle mysteries and want to read Hearse and Buggy. The old days weren't always so simple because you had to wash laundry by hand and things like that, but otherwise I like to live simply.
Re: Married By Midnight (3:07pm August 3, 2012):
I don't read books in order when there is a series, I just jump in and read the book I have. I do hate it when a series is cancelled, especially with cozy mysteries. Kate Kingsbury had a couple cancelled by her publisher. Cynthia Peale had three in a historical mystery series. I read in Mystery Scene that the series was cancelled and it would be hard for her to find a publisher that would pick it up.
Re: Rosi's Time (4:51pm July 26, 2012):
I think with Facebook, etc., it's easier to promote your books than in years before. With Amazon you can find out about books months before they come out and it also shows you other books that you may like. That's one way I find out about books I may like.
Re: Creating Fate (6:43pm July 23, 2012):
No, I haven't had moments like that, but then again I'm the nervous type with anxiety so I can't trust my instincts. I do remember reading an article in a magazine about women's intuition or listening to your instinct and one of the stories was about a mother whose child was sick and the doctors told her not to worry. She took him to the emergency room later, maybe in the middle of the night, and they found out what was wrong. Her instinct that something was wrong had been right after all.
I'd love to win an Amazon gift card.
Re: The Reluctant Matchmaker (3:37pm July 10, 2012):
Personally I'm short (five feet one or two) and I think it's weird when a guy's really tall (like 6'4") and then you have to crane your neck to look up at him. I guess it's a bit intimidating when someone is a whole lot taller than you.
Re: It Begins with a Kiss (3:41pm July 3, 2012):
This was interesting and the pig sounds good, too. I like books with animals. If there was a second pig he could be named Wickham (I'm keeping the Austen theme running.)
Re: Wicked Nights (5:10pm June 29, 2012):
Amelia Peabody from Elizabeth Peters' historical Egyptological series (mystery) and Bella Swan from the Twilight books.
Re: Lady Amelia's Mess And A Half (5:04pm June 28, 2012):
Well, I like Jane Eyre and Jane Austen movies and they ultimately have a happy ending (which is what I like).
Re: Honorable Rancher (4:31pm June 21, 2012):
I got my first library card when I was 7. My dad went down to the library and I tagged along. I asked him if I could get a library card and he said yes. That made me feel like a big kid! I think one of the first books I checked out was a Basil of Baker Street mystery. Later on I read the Three Investigators, Nancy Drew, and the Hardy Boys. I progressed to Agatha Christie when I was about 13.
Re: The Casanova Code (8:20pm June 18, 2012):
A kind person who is nice and will always be there for me. Must like movies and cats.
Re: Cursed (5:16pm June 13, 2012):
I love the cover. It sounds like an interesting book.
Re: Copycat Killing (4:26pm June 6, 2012):
No crushes really. I read about an actress who had a crush on Matt Lauer but I can't remember her name. I love cats, cozy mysteries, and the library where I use the internet.
I thought I had a magical cat because he (Smudgey) kept escaping from the house and I couldn't figure out how he got out. Turns out there was a hole in the window screen and he got out even though he was a big, heavy cat (about 15 pounds). After I brought him in I watched him and I saw him go for the window.
Re: Home For The Summer (8:18pm June 4, 2012):
Sometimes we went to the beach, a park, or the zoo. One time we had a picnic at the park across from the zoo. Oh, but the best thing was going to the Ohio State Fair in August. It's a great fair. I love it.
Re: The Homesteader's Sweetheart (6:52pm May 29, 2012):
I did just finish a book that had a divorced father in it. His daughter was mentioned but didn't show up in the book. It was a mystery called Till Death Do Us Purl by Anne Canadeo. I've read others in the series. I can't think of any other books with single fathers in them.
Re: A Gentleman Says "I Do" (3:17pm May 25, 2012):
Sounds interesting and I agree that Catalina is an interesting name. I like the comment where you say you get your ideas from Mars. I've been to Mars ... okay, it was a restaurant in Toronto, but still it was called Mars. I don't think I'd ask a writer where she gets her ideas, only if it was an unusually different plot point that she came up with.
Re: The Taming Of A Scottish Princess (2:07pm May 23, 2012):
I like the nerd hero and the Regency setting sounds good,too. I have a book by Heather Snow and the Regency heroine is a scientist, I believe (nerd heroine, anyone?).
Re: The Reason Is You (2:06pm May 21, 2012):
I think I'd like a book where there's not too much tension between the couple. I'd like them to get along, but that doesn't usually happen in romances. I guess if the people have chemistry, that'll keep me reading.
Re: Deadly Secrets, Loving Lies (12:57pm May 18, 2012):
Captain America or Thor. I've seen the Captain America movie and liked it but haven't seen Thor yet. I saw part of the first Iron Man movie, but he wasn't that likeable a character. I would like to see the Avengers movie because I love action movies.
Re: Under Fire (5:16pm May 11, 2012):
I don't really have an extra-special person in my life, but my cats are pretty special. My dad was in the Merchant Marines and is hoping the government will pass a bill so he will benefit from it.
Re: The Vampire Shrink (3:09pm April 27, 2012):
I had a mysterious experience where one of my bath fizzies jumped out of the cylinder it was in (but the container did not fall over) and landed on the floor. I opened the door and was a room away when I saw that. The only rational explanation that I could come up with was that maybe a mouse was in the container and pushed the fizzy out, but then the whole container probably would've fallen over.
Re: Homefront Hero (12:20pm April 25, 2012):
A nice, kind hero is one that I would like. I like the book cover and it sounds like an interesting story.
Re: Untouched (4:31pm April 20, 2012):
Numbers 6 and 10 are my favorite and I also like 1 and 2. Being able to pop into someplace and not travel would be great.
Re: Woodrose Mountain (5:07pm April 5, 2012):
Sounds interesting, although I think I prefer happy books or at least ones with a happy ending.
Re: Texas Baby Sanctuary (2:04pm March 27, 2012):
Books about Texas are okay, I guess.
Re: Cassie's Grand Plan (8:16pm March 20, 2012):
I like the pictures including the one of the chocolate mousse! In my neighborhood there are a restaurant and convenience store within walking distance. In August the Birmingham Ethnic Festival is held and they have Hungarian dancing and foods.
Re: Courting His Favorite Nurse (6:53pm February 21, 2012):
I'd be too scared to go up in a hot-air balloon, but I like to look at them, especially when they have them in so many different designs and colors at balloon festivals. I like the one on your book cover.
Re: The Lord Of Illusion (4:48pm February 3, 2012):
I like the one about the ability to calm a beast. I love animals.
Re: The Earl's Mistaken Bride (5:05pm November 30, 2011):
I like the cover and regency stories.
Re: Until There Was You (8:16pm November 15, 2011):
Never went to prom. It's not my thing. Would love to win a book.
Re: Queeen of the Sylphs (4:37pm October 13, 2011):
Yeah, it might be nice to have a villain turn into a hero, but I might doubt someone who went from bad to good, unless they were brainwashed into being bad or under mind control. Wonder if someone's written that book yet?
Re: Out in Blue (8:00pm September 13, 2011):
Speaking of angels and vampires, Paul Wesley from the Vampire Diaries played an angel in Fallen, which originally aired on the A.B.C. Family Channel a few years back. It's on D.V.D. and is about four hours.
Re: Serendipity (4:55pm September 1, 2011):
Beta -- the nice, kind guy. The trading cards sound interesting; never heard of them for books.
Re: It Happened On Maple Street (8:10pm April 19, 2011):
A reality-based romance, wow, that's different. It sounds like an interesting book.
Re: Drip Dead (4:50pm April 14, 2011):
Sounds like it was a fun day for both you and the kids. We never had anything like that when I was in school. I hope it encourages the kids to read mysteries. Just remember we're still like the kids ... only a little older.
I have Sink Trap but haven't read it yet. I love cozy mysteries. I didn't know you wrote stuff like Star Trek and other sci fi/fantasy, but I think I read about you also being known as Christina York.
Re: A Lot Like Love (4:33pm March 24, 2011):
I like to read in the bathtub, too. I do my best reading in my bedroom where it's quiet, I have good lighting, and I can get comfy.
Instant attraction is good; I wouldn't like the ones as well where they dislike each other from the start.
Re: It Happened One Bite (3:00pm March 14, 2011):
It sounds interesting. I would love to win a book.
Re: Scandal of the Year (4:07pm March 4, 2011):
Your books sound good; I just looked at an excerpt. I like regencies.
Re: Love Me If You Dare (6:32pm February 14, 2011):
I hugged two of my cats who love to be hugged. One of them's a big guy -- at least 15 pounds. He thinks he's a dog and goes overboard. He puts his paws on my shoulders and then onto my back. He's too big to climb on my back! He really loves attention.
Re: The Werewolf Upstairs (5:00pm January 28, 2011):
I love to read, mostly cozy mysteries. It gets you wondering whodunnit and you analyze motives, etc.
Your book sounds interesting -- aaaaaoooooo (werewolf howl).
Re: Monster in Miniature (3:41pm July 30, 2010):
I'm a diehard mystery fan (cozies and historicals) and that's mostly what I read so that's the section I check out first at the bookstore. I've read one of your Margaret Grace books and have a couple others, but not the latest.
I don't know about the reshelving, but the books at the main library need to be re-alphabetized because they're out of order!
Re: Crush On You (4:32pm June 10, 2010):
Haven't heard of this author before. I'd love to win the gift card!