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Rumors aren't the only thing that will stir when Abigail returns to Boone County, Texas.

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A new, action-packed adventure that blends science-fiction technology and magical fantasy elements with a touch of historical romance.

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198 comments posted.

Re: Every Bride Needs a Groom (10:59am October 8, 2016):

I always can find something that makes me laugh. The world is always an amusing place when you know where to look!!

Re: A Scandalous Adventure (3:33pm August 3, 2016):

We did spend 18 days in Alaska... I recommend everyone go at least once... it was amazing!! My Saturday adventures are pretty much at the local farmers market these days! LOL!

Re: Ain't She Sweet? (7:12am August 14, 2014):

I have always enjoyed SEP's characters.. They are real to life and always have backstories & issues that are interesting to watch!

Re: Playing It Close (7:00pm April 9, 2014):

No, but I think it would be fun!

Re: The Rancher's Second Chance (4:58pm March 12, 2014):

Ok, but I do like them all in chaps...

Re: Sapphires Are an Earl's Best Friend (10:17am March 6, 2014):

Thanks for this new story!!!

Re: The Bad Boy Billionaire's Wicked Arrangement (5:44am January 2, 2014):


Re: The Bad Boy Billionaire's Wicked Arrangement (7:00am January 1, 2014):

These billionaire books have been so much fun!!

Re: If Wishes Were Earls (2:06pm December 30, 2013):

Loved the graphic you put up on FB about this latest book!!!

Re: Meet the Earl at Midnight (6:03am December 20, 2013):

We would always drive around the surrounding area and enjoy the holiday lights and decorations!

Re: Tempest's Course (4:15am December 6, 2013):

I like your twist on the old gothic concept!!

Re: Texas Tango (12:51pm November 15, 2013):

This really sounds like a great read..Thanks for sharing

Re: The Wicked Wallflower (2:56pm October 24, 2013):

I think I can safely say no.. but that was because I was a tomboy...and I played tackle football..

Re: Long Shot (9:14am October 2, 2013):

Oh my, men in kilts are always a winner in my book!

Re: The Seduction of Lady Phoebe (7:10pm September 30, 2013):

Thanks so much!1 I love secondary characters!!

Re: Heirs And Graces (8:02am September 16, 2013):

I'm a huge clothes fail myself... the only hat suggestion I would have would be a beret!

Re: Tempted in the Tropics (4:24pm September 14, 2013):

You had me at chocolate!!

Re: True Spies (11:13am September 13, 2013):

I think it will be nice to read about someone whose dedicated his life in service to his country and then realizes what the true cost has been to him.

Re: The Arrangement (1:36pm August 24, 2013):

Haven't read anything from Balough that I haven't fallen in love with characters and their lives!

Re: Wicked Beat (1:03pm August 22, 2013):

Humor is a common denominator...

Re: The Passion Of The Purple Plumeria (2:06pm August 6, 2013):

I'm not surprised by your inspiration!! That is one of my favorites!!

Re: An Open Heart (12:42pm July 21, 2013):

I'm very interested in this.... my great aunt died at 101 and a dear friend asked her if she saw any angels in the room... she said yes.

Re: Rancher to the Rescue (12:57pm July 17, 2013):

My husband got an ear pierced about 11 years ago. I found out recently that he did it to remind himself of his mom's courage in the face of her illness.

Re: Merger to Marriage (2:00pm July 13, 2013):

When Lucy & Dezi wanted to do the show, the bigwigs said no. Then Lucy & Dezi went on the road and were a huge hit with the public. They were a part of the big change in Hollywood that filmed with 3 cameras; they formed their own production company.... but the timeless comedy is awesome! Tried and true situations always work.

Re: It Happened One Midnight (4:46pm July 3, 2013):

But of course it does!! Thanks for the excerpt!!!

Re: Wish You Were Here (1:08pm June 28, 2013):

My parents encouraged us to read at a very early age. And we were fortunate to only live 1 block from the local library!!

Re: Just One Kiss (6:14pm June 15, 2013):

Since it's just the 2 of us, we'd pay of the mortgage and then invest the rest for retirement.

Re: Lighten Up (1:43pm May 28, 2013):

read the bible and you'll find that the world was never without trials and tribulations.. We all face struggles and hardship.

Re: Seducing Charlotte (11:15am May 19, 2013):

Not a problem for me provided it has relevance to the story line.

Re: Acadian Waltz (5:03pm May 13, 2013):

I like how you think!! Love Story & Romance..

Re: Lord of the Mist (11:19am May 4, 2013):

Some how we missed the 'smelly' tour at Warwick...but it is an amazing place to visit!!! I'd love to see more castle pictures!!

Re: Once Tempted (3:14pm April 1, 2013):

My parents took us ono camping roadtrips every summer... after I got old enough to not be a pain in the car for a ride of more than 2 hours...

Re: Second Chance (12:10pm March 31, 2013):

It is easier to those pivotal moments in hindsight..

Re: The Forsaken (3:57pm March 24, 2013):

There are more things that are unexplainable and have not happened to me..but that doesn't mean I don't believe.

Re: The Geek Girl And The Scandous Earl (3:59am March 15, 2013):

Congratuations!! This sounds like so much fun!

Re: The Ravenous Dead (4:54pm December 31, 2012):

I'm thankful for my family and their health. Most grateful for my awesome husband of over 30 years!

Re: Secret Santa Baby (3:39pm December 27, 2012):

I'm just sitting here... humming away... Santa Baby...

Re: The Billionaire's Christmas Baby (3:38pm December 27, 2012):

Without a doubt -- the health of our family!
I'm glad to know your father's doing well!!

Re: Christmas On Mimosa Lane (5:22am December 27, 2012):

Ours has changed due to deaths in the family...so now we celebrate their love with donations to food pantries or other local needs.. I most enjoy remembering the circumstances of our tree ornaments as we decorate it.

Re: Captive Of The Border Lord (3:47pm December 20, 2012):

We eat at my sister in law's .... she's an awesome cook!!

Re: Love Thy Sister (4:34pm December 11, 2012):

Congrats... I love Italy and wish you all the best.. Do go visit your grantparents home and soak in the memories..

Re: The Bridegroom Wore Plaid (5:12pm December 6, 2012):

I knew about #5... doctors used to perform it manually.. it was for female hysteria, I believe.

Re: Under the Mistletoe (6:38am December 2, 2012):

Love the lovely overnight trip.... NCAA Finals...

Re: Mistletoe, Merriment, and Murder (3:27pm December 1, 2012):

White Elephants are fun.. so are Dirty Santas where you can take a gift already unwrapped and then that person gets to chose another wrapped gift.. There's usually a rule that a gift can be taken away only 3 times...

Re: A Christmas Bride / Christmas Beau (10:35am November 27, 2012):

I love Christmas themed books... and I read them year round! Yours always make me smile! Thanks!

Re: The Clue Is In The Pudding (12:41pm November 25, 2012):

Your series sounds lovely! I am going to check out on Amazon!! Thanks for the story of your family's hotel adventures!

Re: Taming the Outback (12:37pm November 25, 2012):

Love those women who stand up for themselves. I would love to visit your country.

Re: Playing at Love (5:32pm November 19, 2012):

Peyton Manning is not only a hunk, but he's a truly giving individual... did wonderful things in Indianapolis and will certainly do the same in his new hometown... Eli is pretty cute also!

Re: Texas Wide Open (10:13am November 14, 2012):

Sounds like a great book with more to come!

Re: Christmas On Mimosa Lane (3:32pm November 8, 2012):

Tinker Bell was always my favorite! I really enjoyed the excerpt..and know that there's a HEA in the end.

Re: The Warrior (5:33am November 3, 2012):

About the only music that doesn't inspire me is rap... it's goes by so fast, I can't get the message.. I'm a huge fan of the American musicals, early jazz, classical; so it's a good thing I live near a university that has an excellent school of music!! So much great stuff and free!!!

Re: Down for the Count (6:25pm October 29, 2012):

Well, I have not been offered a dare since I was a child... but it always brings 'The Christmas Story' to my mind and that poor kid with his tongue stuck to the flagpole!

Re: Construction Beauty Queen (5:14pm September 30, 2012):

Small towns - sans cell phones... still an awesome mom phone circuit.

Re: When You Give A Duke A Diamond (11:39am September 8, 2012):

I don't like the mild meek types that get lead around story to make events happen. I like those that reach out and take what they want.

Re: Return To Willow Lake (4:48pm September 4, 2012):

My commute has always involved driving.. Your books are wonderful and I'm looking forward to your latest! Thanks for sharing some of your life with us readers!

Re: The Big Beach Book (7:48am August 24, 2012):

Middle America here, so spring breaks are typically at the beach... not always warm, but sure beats the midwestern snows!

Re: Deep Blue (4:50pm August 16, 2012):

I enjoyed our cruise. But our mistake was chosing the 2nd seating... who knew that dinner would take 2 hours... by the time it was over, it was our bed time... We also enjoyed a small boat cruise in Alaska in Glacier Bay and dinner didn't take 2 hours...

Re: Sweet Deception (10:52am August 13, 2012):

I adore the covers for your books!! Thanks for the excerpt!

Re: The Last Victim (12:26pm August 5, 2012):

It's old but true...
you can please some of the people some of the time...
but not all of the people all of the time..
Write what you feel.

Re: Married By Midnight (6:34am August 3, 2012):

I usually keep up with a series and I understand that there are circumstances beyond the author's control.. which is sometimes disappointing as a reader... I do feel that most authors write series as connected books, but still each generall stands on it's own storyline..

Re: The Secret Mistress (10:15am July 31, 2012):

I really enjoy the 'betas' ... They have their own appeal of the quiet determination and consistency...

Re: Scotsmen Prefer Blondes (6:50pm July 21, 2012):

I just love the whole fantasy of the romantic period of beautiful gowns and events... Not to mention, servants doing all the dirty work!!

Re: The Officer Says I DO (11:06am July 19, 2012):

I searched for acronyms and found numerous sites and wide variety of lists... military, business, funny, etc. I've always liked POTUS... sounds so pretentious..

Re: Jesse (10:48am July 13, 2012):

What a wonderful visual of a tiny little girl all in pink including a Stetson!! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Re: Honorable Rancher (4:47am June 20, 2012):

Both my parents were readers.. After my mom passed away last year, we donated over 300 books to the Red Cross Book Sale.. I always wondered if the library being only a block away, influenced the their purchase of their home.

Re: The Casanova Code (12:27pm June 18, 2012):

Just a regular guy.. employed, sense of humor and that's about it.. Had one for over 30 years... irreplaceable.

Re: Home For The Summer (10:37am June 5, 2012):

Home for the summer was time at the lake and friends.. Swimming, boating, sking.. Wonderful memories!

Re: Her Highness, The Traitor (1:10pm June 1, 2012):

Love the research -- nobody does pagentry better than England.. which you can see this weekend with the Diamond Jubeliee!!

Re: The Rebel Rancher (8:56am May 27, 2012):

Sometimes you need to get away and come back to see what is read and true.. Sorry for you and your family's loss.. But heros are everywhere if you know where to look. I know you're all grateful for the time and example he presented.

Re: The Taming Of A Scottish Princess (5:40pm May 23, 2012):

Indiana Jones, a little nerdy and afraid of snakes.. just my kinda guy....

Re: The Courtesan's Lover (11:56am May 17, 2012):

It's been a while since I've read a historical that wasn't located in England/Scotland... I'm loving the cover art, also. thanks for the contest!

Re: Night Walker (8:24am May 16, 2012):

Love the accents.. but have you noticed how many of those awful loud commercials are by men with accents..

Re: The Wedding Beat (10:45am May 14, 2012):

This sounds like a wonderful read... guys are shy about sharing their feelings so this will be interesting..

Re: Karma (9:19am May 8, 2012):

I've always loved your writing.. So I do like the light touch!

Re: Beauty and The Best (1:32pm April 30, 2012):

I worked in a university athletic department with lots of male coaches... I had no idea that so many men in shorts would walk up and down the halls --'adjusting themselves' - ... it got so that all of us women would just look at a spot above their heads... I was just glad I didn't work near their locker rooms!!

Re: A Lady's Revenge (3:45pm April 26, 2012):

Righting a wrong and having a good reason for same is fine with me... but be certain that a wrong has been done.. This sounds like a great suspenseful read!!

Re: Illicit Intuitions (9:32am April 10, 2012):

Kinda on pininterest -- but it sucks my life away... so I'm pretty scarce on it.. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Re: Wedded In Scandal (4:46pm April 3, 2012):

OMG.. my hubby just posted our prom/sweetheart's dances photos to his facebook... the prom dress is so staid compared to today's but the sweetheart's dance -- dress was reallly short--back in the late 60's a la mini skirts.. how did we sit in those things?

Re: Texas Baby Sanctuary (4:08pm March 27, 2012):

I love Texas stories..thanks for another great one!

Re: A Seal In Wolf's Clothing (6:38am March 16, 2012):

Not something soft and fuzzy.. for certain

Re: Against The Night (8:30am March 9, 2012):

Shawshank Redemption is a favorite..

Re: Sweet Enemy (5:43pm March 6, 2012):

Congrats on your debut release!! Sounds wonderful!!

Re: Dire Needs (11:46am March 5, 2012):

Ok, you had be at cookies...

Re: The Rodeo Man's Daughter (6:49am March 3, 2012):

I wonder if Facebook, etc. will change the dynamics of class reunions... I keep in touch with a lot of former classmates via FB.. and I don't have to pay for a hotel room, etc..

Re: Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel (2:31pm February 28, 2012):

OH my goodness, don't get me started... my hubby is retiring from teaching this year... I think the major changes are that teachers are no longer respected professionals.. everyone & their brother has an opinion on how the job can be done better -- yet those people aren't joining the profession... Plus teachers have to make up for so many deficits in children's lives.. I can't tell you how many times hubby has waited at the school for over an hour after an activity has ended because children haven't been picked up... and cell phones haven't really improved the situation..
Then there's the 'my child couldn't have done 'XX'..' ummm we have them on video tape destroying school property?..

Re: Donovan's Bed (7:04am February 28, 2012):

Well, no one ever thought that men could process new ideas easily... They usually only have a one track mind... and I don't mean the obvious track... but if they've not experienced something new... they usually can't imagine anything beyond what they 'know' !! Sounds like a really funny read.. I can imagine... every women in the area now thinking that she's in the 'running for his wife'... enough baked goods for him to open his own bakery..

Re: Courting His Favorite Nurse (7:19am February 22, 2012):

I gave a balloon ride to my hubby for his 40th birthday -- took 2 years to schedule but it was worth it.. I went along even though I'm not crazy about heights.. but the basket was about 8 foot square and 4 ft high.. biggest trick was getting in & out of it.. and the burner noise is pretty loud, but not continuous.... It was a business for them not a hobby... I'd be leery of just jumping into a small aircraft piloted by someone I'm not aware of their experience.. but then my family has had several private pilots and one professional... so I'm more attuned..

Re: Ride With Me (10:06pm February 13, 2012):

This was a great intro... but I'm not good with reallllllllly hot foods... But the book sounds like a lot of fun...!!!

Re: The Duchess Diaries (2:00pm February 7, 2012):

You never think of what might happen if you lose your journal... I love the cover! Beautiful! Am looking forward to reading this one!!

Re: Falling For The Fireman (2:26pm January 24, 2012):

I love this because I think a lot of people believe that firemen just sit around the station all day... When called out, they never know quite what they will find at the site! Brave men and women... as brave as our service people and police forces...

Re: Lure of Song and Magic (2:30pm January 18, 2012):

Now this sounds like a lot of fun... I'm a firm believer in magic... Thanks for a great contest too!!

Re: Scrumptious (2:11pm January 16, 2012):

PS... composting is a great thing!! cuts down on plumber issues...

Re: Scrumptious (2:10pm January 16, 2012):

Always been a reader, if my grades dipped in school... I had limits placed on my library books..

Re: Dylan (7:53pm January 15, 2012):

Well, what's not to love about a cowboy!! Thanks for a great little excerpt!

Re: Sins Of The Highlander (9:35am January 12, 2012):

Great excerpt!! A trait needed for me is mindfulness of others..

Re: Bride By Mistake (2:49pm January 10, 2012):

This sounds like a really interesting story! thanks for the giveaway..!!!

Re: Lover's Leap (7:32am December 29, 2011):

What a wonderful way to start the new year! Your books sound like an inspirational read.. Thanks for the contest and for blogging so that readers can find out more about you and your writing!

Re: Wedded In Scandal (1:12pm December 22, 2011):

Plain and simple - it's the computer/laptop - reading blogs, email, facebook.... then all of a sudden, it's lunch time!

Re: Lady Seductress's Ball (4:39pm December 19, 2011):

I have 2 packages of Oreos in my pantry -- hoping to make Oreo truffles... if someone else doesn't find them first...

Re: The King's Mistress (7:01pm December 17, 2011):

Just a note to Peggy Roberson -- you can download several e-reader applications to desktops & laptops - I pads, notebooks etc...
I am very interested in the blend you presented -- now we all know we've been thrilled to be kissing under 'dung on a twig'!!

Re: Mistletoe and Margaritas (5:18pm December 10, 2011):

I'd pick Ashville, NC... It's lovely, has seasonal changes, close to the coast, yet not flat like a pancake..

Re: The Earl's Mistaken Bride (7:28am November 30, 2011):

The lemonade is all the more appreciated by having had the leomons first. Thanks for the note on Ms. Hyatt's

Re: Miss Darcy Falls in Love (7:33am November 28, 2011):

Love the excerpts.. This sounds very different from the usual historical romance..

Re: The Storm That Is Sterling (6:32am November 23, 2011):

Another Angel tormented hero fan here.... thanks for the opportunity to win!! Great reveiw!! Just hit my TBR pile!

Re: Fortune's Son (1:22pm November 18, 2011):

Well, that certainly gives me pause about him ... I love bad guys turning into better guys..

Re: The Fallen Queen (10:14am November 18, 2011):

Oh that early movie version of The Scarlett Pimpernel got me to read the book! It remains one of my favorites.

Re: Until There Was You (5:47pm November 15, 2011):

I have loved all of your books!! Can't wait to read this one - but sure would like to win this!

Re: Because Of You (11:33am November 14, 2011):

Learning to survive is a life skill -- thanks for the great story line!

Re: Engaged in Sin (8:35am November 6, 2011):

Thanks for taking the care in researching for this book. The excerpt is very interesting and I look forward to reading it..

Re: Darn Good Cowboy Christmas (1:56pm November 4, 2011):

Peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind... and have people around the world rejoice in their sameness and celebrate their differences..

Re: The Virtuoso (7:02am November 2, 2011):

Sounds like a lot of fun and I'm off to find the other earlier books!

Re: Radiant Desire (11:47am October 30, 2011):

Brad Pitt not an Alpha... Harrison Ford = Alpha; Paul Newman = Alpha;

Re: His Last Duchess (3:47pm October 27, 2011):

I love the photo of your sweet dog... those terrier eyes! I had Welsh terriers for 16 years.. sweet guys! Looking forward to your book!

Re: Utterly Charming (4:45pm October 20, 2011):

Oh, I am looking so forward to getting copies of your books!! I love fairy tales & as a child had [and can't find now] a book of Japanese Fairy tales....

Re: Chosen By Fate (2:45pm October 9, 2011):

Men are from Mars & women are from Venus -- we're different.. I like overlap -- but I've enjoyed Grisham legals stuff and medical oriented novels.. I find the characters less dimensional than those where you find out something more about their hidden motivations.. Would it be sexist to say that girls like HEA's more than guys do?

Re: Roommates (1:24pm October 4, 2011):

I've always been partial to Ian and Simon...Alexander..

Re: The Seduction of Sophie Seacrest (4:21am September 28, 2011):

Hmmm.. brooding.. I guess Rhett Butler stands out the most for me... and it must really be the visual that Clark Gable presented in the movie..

Re: The Rake And The Recluse (3:16pm September 18, 2011):

I love your mix of photography & writing!! I've never read a graphic novel, but you piqued my interest & I'm heading down to the bookstore!

Re: The Last Rising (8:10pm September 17, 2011):

nothing quite like a little beard tickle on my neck.. but yeah -- I'm so with you on the ones where they are licking & sucking the neck... I'm thinking -- were they all wearing high necked dresses -- I don't think so!!!

Re: To Sketch A Thief (1:56pm September 16, 2011):

I understand your problems with names... I've never been the one to come up with our pets' names.. But I appreciate the use of names that I can figure out the pronounation.. I really hate the 'cutsey uniquely spelled names these days..

Re: The Dragon And The Pearl (4:51am September 15, 2011):

I see college students experiementing with how they dress and wonder if they will realize that as they enter the 'real world' they will be judged on appearances. I've always loved books set in China with good descriptions of clothing.

Re: No Proper Lady (4:23pm September 12, 2011):

Wow! This really has a fantastic sound to it!

Re: Lord and Lady Spy (4:56pm September 8, 2011):

Well, are you sure you don't moonlight as a casting director? I love those choices.... and the excerpt of your book is really a wonderful start .... If my TBR pile gets any larger, it will topple & shake my house's foundation!!

Re: The Wedding Affair (7:58am September 7, 2011):

What a great doll house!! If you are ever in the Ashville, NC area -- go to Biltmore & take the 'behind the scenes' tour which show the servant stairs/quarters/work areas.. As interesting as the family living quarters... Kinda Upstairs/Downstairs info.

Re: Bel Air (5:42pm September 5, 2011):

my favorite ice cream -- what ever the heck is in the freezer!!! with chocolate sauce! unless there is fudge sauce... I love the poem! thanks!

Re: Diaries Of An Urban Panther (6:50am August 31, 2011):

The last time something jumped out at me, I was on top of the picnic table at our campsite within seconds!! I was about 11 and my dad 'claims' he only cleared his throat, but my 'frozen in place' sis & I know he growled like a bear! we were camping in Yellowstone Natl Park!

Re: Lucky Girl (7:01am August 23, 2011):

Not too many first dates to remember, since I married my high school sweetheart. But I've been a klutz most of my life and have managed to embarass myself and him several times!. Looking forward to this book, I love the UK!

Re: Love Me Twice (3:36pm August 18, 2011):

Took ballet for 4 or 5 years, still can't dance... well maybe like Elaine on Seinfield!

Re: The Landlord's Black-Eyed Daughter (4:39pm August 10, 2011):

There are so many unhappy and sad things going on in the world just in general; I like the happy endings because of the escapism.

Re: Making Waves (12:08pm August 8, 2011):

Well, count me in with your casting picks for your characters!! The book would make a great movie!!

Re: Pleating for Mercy (1:00pm August 5, 2011):

My luxury hobby is reading... I was never the 'crafty' person, although I certainly admire what they can accomplish. My sewing was limited to HomeEc class in 8th grade with the daughter of the HomeEc teacher... She was matching plaids for a lined suit & I was hemming tea towels and not doing a good job at that!! Nice people, but boy did I feel outclassed at the time!

Re: The Lady Of The Storm (12:59pm August 4, 2011):

Your books always seem to unfold in my mind like a movie.. Thanks for writing -- I know it's hard work!

Re: Too Hot To Touch (5:56pm August 3, 2011):

My first crush was on a neighborhood boy... when I was still in elementary school... maybe 6th grade [long long long ago...]

Re: Notorious (10:26am July 29, 2011):

Travelling in style to foreign countries would be such fun!

Re: A Spark of Death (3:18pm July 15, 2011):

An early CSI !! The excerpt is certainly enough to make me want to read more!!

Re: The Doctor Takes A Princess (7:11am July 8, 2011):

cuddling them and making soft sounds usually helps... but then according to a dad, so does whiskey on teething gums!! But that was a guy working on his doctoral thesis!

Re: Wild and Unruly (7:27am July 1, 2011):

Ok so I was reading, early in the morning before coffee!,and read cosmotologist instead of cosmologist.. thinking why would she be quoting a cosmotologist?? Any way, I think time travel is possible and only wish I could experience it!

Re: The Soldier (4:21pm June 2, 2011):

It's been kinda a hard year for us with my mom's health failing. But we've all pitched in where we could and helped when we can. I feel sorry for those who don't have the close family ties, I know I've been blessed.. I love reading and books kinda unwind in my mind like a movie.. when sometimes disappoints me when a favorite book is made into a movie. Keep on writing because I'll keep on reading!! Thanks for the nifty contest too!

Re: SEALed Forever (5:17am May 21, 2011):

Thank you for being someone who brings needed attention to those who sacrifice for our country. I plan on finding your previous books that I've missed and look forward to reading your new one also...

Re: It Happened On Maple Street (9:58pm May 19, 2011):

I'm not commenting to win, but I want you and Tim to know that any method to bring mor light to this topic is important. Anything that helps just one person to understanding the complex issues is helpful. If it only helps one or two, it is worth it. Seeing it in a 'different' way may make is more visible to some. Thank you for your courage in taking your past and making it something that may help one or two see the truth about their lives. Not everyone has the ability and the wherewithall to be able to do this task. You and Time are to be commended. Thanks again for those who may be unable to say this to you.

Re: A Family Affair (11:31am May 6, 2011):

I'm blessed with my small family. But have seen others that make me wonder why they don't murder each other.

Re: Love Drunk Cowboy (12:17pm May 4, 2011):

Ditched those heels a long time ago! Watermelon wine sounds very interesting!! Cowboys in jeans, chaps & boots tickle my fancy!

Re: Heart of Deception (6:36pm April 29, 2011):

Another lover of hats! So enjoyed the variety at the wedding of Prince William & Katherine! Of course, you have to look at the photos or videos of the actual wedding to see the lovely variety... Another great venue of hats, Ascot & the Kentucky Derby!!! Such fun!

Re: My Favorite Countess (7:15am April 28, 2011):

I love doctor heros.. Between Dr. Kildare and that group of MDs on Mash [both movie & tv] Ahhhhh..

Re: Never A Gentleman (2:49pm April 26, 2011):

Well, "Never a Gentleman" just went to the top of my reading pile! People generally don't appreciate things that come too easy... Thanks for taking the hard road!

Re: The Devil in Disguise (7:57am April 23, 2011):

I like the reasons why authors choose to write that particular book. and receipes & contests...

Re: It Happened On Maple Street (4:36pm April 19, 2011):

I think that it's wonderful that you are speaking out from a personal position to those who need to hear that they are not the only one facing this situation. Kudos to you and to Tim for standing with you. I only hope that someone who is encouraged by your outreach will take that next step and maybe let you know personally that it all started with you. Thanks for putting your self & story out there. There is too much silence on this.

Re: Drip Dead (2:59pm April 14, 2011):

And Middle School kids can still be excited about new things! I'm sure you sparked some new writers! Update us if you hear more from any of them...

Re: Cowboy Fever (7:55am April 14, 2011):

Ah romance and overcoming the odds... the characters sound like 'real' people who struggle and achieve. Thanks!

Re: The Return Of Black Douglas (11:14am April 1, 2011):

The historical backdrop is very interesting! I've always been disappointed by books where the references were blatently wrong... Which is why I so enjoy your work! Thanks for the explaination.

Re: Mimosas, Mischief, and Murder (1:25pm March 31, 2011):

My sister & her USAF hubby travelled all over the world... Now that he's retired and they are in one place; all the things they sold to make weight limits for every move has misteriously reappeared in their Florida garage according to him!!

Re: A Lot Like Love (1:54pm March 24, 2011):

I'm kinda a slow burn fan. A pair for me is: good book and a spot on my screen porch...wine optional..

Re: Hummingbird Lake (11:48am March 22, 2011):

Well, I think you've done a great job with your 'teaser' selection!! I'm really looking forward to reading the book!!

Re: Highland Heat (10:20am March 21, 2011):

Deidre isn't the first girl to believe those little whispers in the ear at a fair.... glad to know that the outcome will be wonderful for them both!

Re: An Unlikely Countess (3:44pm March 19, 2011):

I think it is always interesting to see how their lives change. But the servants status is reflected by their masters' status during those times. I do think that sometimes the tremendous amount of responsiblity to keeping an estate running at a profit so that everyone one from the lowly boot boy & tweeny; maids & footmen; cooks; butler, etc can live & earn whatever income it was they were paid. They lived in the house, were clothed & fed and earned some sort [but probably not much by our standards] income. What really changed in the early 1900's was that people realized that they didn't have to remain in the 'class' that they were born into; they could move up, but it was difficult; until the First World War, when so many died either on the battlefields or due to illness spread by people being more mobile -- ie, the Spanish Flu... But even today, people are cliqueish; snobbish; prone to bully those they can; etc. the world and its people don't really change..

Re: Angel Sister (7:59am March 18, 2011):

That was a wonderful time period when you made your own fun with your imagination. Today, it's hard to imagine life being so simple in so many ways.

Re: A Taste of Seduction (4:21am March 11, 2011):

I'm sorry for your suffering and pain -- but creating Anthony I'm very happy about! Very glad you had all that love and support [although I'm not keen on liver even from a Mom's loving cooking..]

Re: Animal Magnetism (1:51pm March 5, 2011):

Ok, I 'm going to have to start leaving my hubby at home when shopping... or just go when he's at work... I live in a college town... so it helps [for eye candy] to go to those mini-marts... collge kids don't 'grocery shop' they just skim the snack aisles..

Re: Scandal of the Year (5:52am March 5, 2011):

I love stuff with the unexpected. I look forward to continued reading of your books.

Re: Against the Law (1:59pm March 2, 2011):

Love your books -- so glad you could give up real estate for writing.. at least you have some control!!! no more calls during dinner, holidays, etc. to go show a house to someone who's just plain bored and wants to take a peek at someone's home.

Re: His, Unexpectedly (2:42pm February 25, 2011):

I think the charactors always are the best part.. Road Trips... well,, we just to go camping every summer.. I'm the youngest of 3 & had to ride in the middle of the back seat.. on one side was a sib who got motion sick -- the other side was the same.. oh & this was in the days before 3 seat belts in the back seat -- always wondered if those 2 would try to save me from flying out in an accident..

Re: A Light at Winter's End (2:57pm February 24, 2011):

I have to keep adding to my To Be Read pile... pretty soon, I'll need a new house - just to keep them all !

Re: Beneath The Night Tree (5:52am February 18, 2011):

Loved him, dumped him, married another, got dumped, dated, ended up with the first one and been married over 30 years!

Re: The Mistress' House (4:22pm February 11, 2011):

I love the whole idea of this... and what I love about historical romance is that there are those hidden parts that in the current day are completely out in the open..

Re: Society's Most Disreputable Gentleman (3:56pm February 9, 2011):

The lure of a bad boy is that he's not boring... unless he's just so full of conceit... They are seem to always be looking for adventure or at least something new around the corner...

Re: Wild Man Creek (6:30am January 30, 2011):

I love what I've read... only wishh I could move there and hang out and watch the action...

Re: Immortal Champion (4:25pm January 28, 2011):

I love to read about different places and people from different eras...

Re: The Heir (5:42am December 17, 2010):

I'd say we were related...via scary siblings... my sister convinced me that there was an allegator that only came out at night from under my trundlebed... what a stinker!! But I still love her -- but sure was glad when I outgrew the trundle bed!

Re: Icecapade (8:39am December 14, 2010):

It sure sounds like a winner... I'm looking forward to reading it in the near future!

Re: The Ghost Hunter (8:47am December 10, 2010):

There's no place quite like London England!

Re: It Happened On Maple Street (3:58pm December 9, 2010):

Oh I think it is a wonderful cover.. really kinda of evokes that 'college campus' feeling.

Re: Jane Slayre (1:58pm December 5, 2010):

an illustrated copy of 'the night before Christmans'. But now I'm going to find a copy of 'The Stupidist Angel" to read!

Re: Royal Blood (1:41pm December 4, 2010):

Man, you are creative -- I'm not... but if you know what that person enjoys, it is easier. One year I got a new slalom waterski -- in Indiana... but I slept with that thing til we put the ske boat in the water!

Re: Outrageously Yours (6:13pm December 1, 2010):

Oh man, nerds rule the world after college.

Re: Second Chances (6:39am December 1, 2010):

Sometimes you're just not at the right place the first time, generally due to youth... When the second opportunity comes along -- grab it & hold on!!!

Re: Holiday Sparks (6:08pm November 25, 2010):

I am so thankful for my family and that we've found a wonderful place for my 88 year old mother to live. I read romances because I love that everything turns out wonderfully in the end.. So much of real life doesn't -- but romances holds out the hope for everyone... Give me chocolate pie.. well just give me chocolate!

Re: Honky Tonk Christmas (8:06am November 20, 2010):

Ahhh good music I love the really classic country, but enjoy hearing new people like Rachel Timberlake.

Re: Swift Justice (10:16am November 17, 2010):

We've downsized a bit on the whole thing. Mostly due to the economy but also we're older & just plain don't need more stuff. So we give the bulk of our 'gift money' to the local food banks.

Re: The Forever Queen (7:34am November 12, 2010):

Sounds like a great read.. Men dominate the records as they are the ones educated to write the records... It is always interesting to read [if you can find info] from the viewpoint of those from the non-winning side...

Re: Casting About (8:27am November 9, 2010):

I like the fictional, but over the years have learned that 'truth is stranger than fiction!' Even biographical books are tainted by 'selective memory'. But I just enjoy reading and the 'take me away' from my reality. Thanks for your writing... I really enjoyed "Spinning Forward'!

Re: The Devil She Knows (1:02pm November 6, 2010):

We all remember a Thanksgiving at Grandmother's where she had so many dessert choices and requests began being 'small piece of mince & pumpkin with some ice cream' and went on from there around the large table.. Everyone wanted a different combo, of course! She flung up her hands and said "Get what you want out of the kitchen -- I'm done!" and laughed!

Re: Holiday Grind (12:59pm November 6, 2010):

We make my grandmother's receipe for cranberry ice.. part of the receipe calls for a 7 oz bottle of ginger ale.. Does that tell you how old it is!??!!

Re: Holiday Affair (2:59pm November 2, 2010):

Our Christmas changes every year, due to family health concerns. We quit giving gifts to our siblings and donate money to local charities instead. But we do work hard at finding 'stocking stuffers' for everyone.. Nothing elaborate or expensive - but fun stuff. Last year my husband got a 'head lamp' for when he's outside walking the dog in the dark!

Re: Warrior (3:58pm September 6, 2010):

What a great concept! I've loved historial romances since I first started reading, but having gotten older, do prefer something more than the usual 'saved by a man' senario!

Re: Royal Blood (12:10pm September 4, 2010):

You may not have personal experience of some places, but anyone can do real in-depth research of most anything thing or any place. I love books that take me somewhere new or different from 'middle America'!

Re: The Millionaire Meets His Match (12:12pm July 27, 2010):

He needs a wife, because she'll have his best interests at heart - not like a hired housekeeper, valet, pool boy (I'd love to have a yard boy!), etc. But to have someone who loves you is the best of it all!

Re: I Love This Bar (12:23pm June 4, 2010):

I think I need to visit Texas soon!

Re: Night Myst (12:19pm June 4, 2010):

So here we are.. now you'll have us gasping for a whole other batch of books by you! Thanks for writing such good stuff!

Re: Blown Away (9:10am May 31, 2010):

I'm with a lot of people already - wait til 2nd one comes out to read 1 & 2 -- it's usually not terribly long til the 3rd comes out. But I love them because you get to see many sides of the characters!

Re: Rumor Has It (7:49am May 6, 2010):

Coming from a small town, I know about romors and 'talk'.
Sounds like a great story!

Re: On Shadow Beach (2:37pm April 6, 2010):

While I notice the covers, I'm a blurb reader or skim the first chapter to decide.

Re: An Earl to Enchant (1:54pm March 31, 2010):

Where the heck was my brain?
The quote from Young Frankenstein is
"Put the candle back"
I sure like reading all of the above!

Re: An Earl to Enchant (10:03am March 31, 2010):

Turn the candle back! from Young Frankenstein.

Re: Lucky Break (2:23pm December 3, 2009):

I've enjoyed all your series, but since I'm kinda a sports fan, the Hot Zone was my personal favorite... well until the next series comes along.

Re: Searching For Pemberley (2:20pm December 3, 2009):

Next time you start -- could you come to my house & clean?
Thanks in Advance [lol]

Re: Sex Drive (3:55pm December 2, 2009):

I really enjoy series because you get to know the characters from different perspectives in the different books.

Re: Let It Ride (10:08am May 12, 2009):

Read out on the screen porch - wishing we didn't have daylight savings time so I could light candles... but now it gets dark so late - I'm ready for bedtime..

Re: Rewriting Monday (10:48am April 8, 2009):

I wish I hadn't gotten married while in college.. I was too young and so was he.

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