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March's Must-Reads: Mystery, Romance, and Thrills Await!

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Can an officer and her K-9 survive a killer�s trap?

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Love and fossils collide in a race against treachery and time.

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"They decided a man couldn't handle this assignment, Sergeant. So, they sent a woman instead.�

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Chilling danger meets fiery passion in a race against a serial killer's legacy.

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Quirky village charm meets sinister secrets and a quest for truth.

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Regency intrigue where honor and danger intertwine in a quest for justice.

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Summer escape turns chilling as Molly Murphy unravels a deadly countryside mystery.

Felicia Ciaudelli

I am 52 years old, a single mom to Joseph, born on New Year's Eve - and I am a dedicated bookworm!

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277 comments posted.

Re: Whispers of Warning (7:56am September 21, 2017):

Under the Stars by Linn B. Halton -

These books sound awesome too! :-)

Re: The Seduction of Kinley Foster (10:54am May 11, 2016):

My guilty pleasure - I have SO many - books - lots and lots of books - a close second would be junk/fast foods!

Re: Murder at Lambswool Farm (10:53am May 11, 2016):

My biggest fear - well there is a big list - LOL - but I think the main one is not being able to lose my excess weight.

Re: Bride of a Distant Isle (2:41pm March 30, 2016):

As soon as you spoke of "Gothic", I thought of Victoria Holt before I even noticed your mention of her! She has been a favorite author of mine since 9th grade - and I LOVE those Byronic heroes as well!

Re: Highland Spitfire (2:26pm February 28, 2016):

I love historicals to begin with - but am really getting into "Highlanders" - thank you for sharing this part of history with us! :-)

Re: To the Stars (2:23pm February 28, 2016):

Thank you so much for sharing your insights!

Re: Thirty Nights (2:22pm February 28, 2016):

Wow, what a story and what characters - love them all!

Re: Hannah's Choice (1:04pm January 28, 2016):

Fascinating! I have only read about the Amish as well - my first introduction to them was through the Nancy Drew book, The Witch Tree Symbol!

Re: In The Company Of Wolves (10:42am December 8, 2015):

Face challenges and take risks - as well as lots of mentoring and running the gauntlet, as it were - rites of passage, as mentioned by other readers.

Re: Soul's Prisoner (1:07pm November 22, 2015):

We have Thanksgiving dinner at the home of one of my brothers - he does up a lot of cool recipes - all of my brothers are Civil War Reenactors so he oftentimes makes Civil War-era recipes - all three of my brothers are great cooks - I was absent on the days any kind of talent at all was given out LOL!

Re: Katie in Waiting (1:04pm November 22, 2015):

I am boring - LOL - we do the usual Christmas Tree - or gingerbread man shapes!

Re: Asylum (12:29pm November 1, 2015):

I had seizures also - back in my senior year in high school - three grand mal seizures, no cause was ever found - I never knew when they were coming on, and I remembered clearly what I was doing before the seizures (except for the one I had in my sleep!).

Re: Beyond The Cherokee Trail (12:26pm November 1, 2015):

Since I am from the Philadelphia area, I love reading about Philadelphia history - and Pittsburgh history also, since we have lots of relatives there :-) - mostly Civil War history (my brothers are re-enactors).

Re: Single Wicked Wolf (12:23pm November 1, 2015):

I also love Riley and other supporting characters from Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series - as well as the Guild Hunters series - SO cool!

Re: Single Wicked Wolf (11:42am October 29, 2015):

I love the idea of supporting characters becoming main characters themselves - I feel like I really know them already. I, too, love Riley from Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series! He is awesome!

Re: Promise to Keep (9:59am October 27, 2015):

I have only recently begun to read Amish fiction - they are great stories!

Re: The Girl in the River (2:21pm October 22, 2015):

I have never had the good fortune to see the River Thames in person - but I love seeing the Atlantic Ocean, the Delaware River and the Susquehanna here in Philadelphia, as well as The Three Rivers in Pittsburgh - I LOVE the water and have always been fascinated by it!

Re: Duke of Scandal (2:16pm October 22, 2015):

Can I choose both? LOL - a bit of both always works for me!

Re: Deadlock (2:16pm October 22, 2015):

We had a boxer named Remus - he was definitely a part of our family - we definitely miss him! My son, who was about 2 1/2 years old when Remus passed, remembered him a bit and remembered Remus following him, as if to guard him.

Re: Illusion (2:14pm October 22, 2015):

I have never experienced a supernatural event firsthand - but certainly enjoy reading about other's experiences!

Re: Thunder On The Plains (1:34pm October 8, 2015):

I love reading all of these comments - so many fantastic experiences - self-confidence is something that I, too, need to develop!

Re: First Season / Bride to Be (1:28pm October 8, 2015):

They certainly do - you never know when/how a matchmaker will come into your life!

Re: Dark Before the Rising Sun (1:27pm October 8, 2015):

I am embarrassed to admit that I have not read your books yet, but that is something that I MUST rectify!

Re: This Love of Mine (1:20pm October 8, 2015):

I have to admit that I am lazy/a fraidy-cat or whatever it's called - I have never gone out of my comfort zone!

Re: Nameless (1:17pm October 8, 2015):

I love Regency, Victorian and Medieval! I SO love how you wanted to write History Textbooks when you "grew up" - I think that is cool!

Re: A Silver Wolf Christmas (12:56pm October 8, 2015):

Whatever he wishes, to the 100th Power! LOL

Re: Wild Sky (12:55pm October 8, 2015):

Does stupidity count? LOL - if so, I get gold medals all around - if not, it's the fact that my son and I love lots of the same music!

Re: A Cowboy Firefighter For Christmas (12:40pm October 8, 2015):

When we were down the shore for a family reunion my son and I found a cool memorabilia store on the Boardwalk and got mementos there for my brothers!

Re: Flames (6:19pm September 28, 2015):

Family and friends - they really keep me going even when I don't feel like it - ESPECIALLY then!

Re: Sway (6:08pm September 28, 2015):

I never heard of New Adult until now - it is VERY fascinating!

Re: Woman of the Mists (6:06pm September 28, 2015):

How awesome - I am very fascinated already!

Re: Smart, But Dead (6:05pm September 28, 2015):

What makes me weird? Everything about me - really! :-)

Re: Ties That Bind (8:16am September 20, 2015):

I am not a writer but do know other writers - I love learning about how they write and the entire process - it's different for each writer!

Re: Sing for Me (8:13am September 20, 2015):

I love these stories - as a child I would ask my grandmother (my mother's mother) time and time again "Grandmom tell me again about how you met grandpop" - "Grandmom, tell me again about how your father chased you through his store because you wouldn't come inside". My mom talks about her father playing mandolin on the Italian-language radio programs and the visitors to their house when she was young. We have stories for several books, I think!

Re: The Bones Will Speak (6:52am August 17, 2015):

I have gotten more into suspense and mystery mixed up with romance - we see it in shows like NCIS (which my son and I LOVE) - I think that forensic artists are so cool!

Re: The Great Estate (7:19am August 14, 2015):

Mom and I came to Downton Abbey late so we were watching re-runs - and watching re-runs - and watching re-runs - I guess that we SHOULD get the DVDs - LOL - I try to get my extra reading in, though, and also love to watch Inspector Morse, Mr. Selfridge, East Enders AND my fave Brit Coms!

Re: Penalty Play (7:14am August 14, 2015):

What do I look for as a reader? As has been mentioned by others here, intelligent characters, strong plots - and that occasional surprise to keep me on my toes!

Re: Merger of the Heart (7:13am August 14, 2015):

I used to be a picky eater as a child, which was easy to see since I was so thin - seeing me now, you would never know! My son, who is 31, is still picky - again, you would never know - like me, he was very thin as a young child - wish we could have both stayed that way! LOL

Re: Darkest Misery (7:11am August 14, 2015):

Awesomeness - best part for me is how she can do ANYTHING and how I SO want to be her!

Re: The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts (1:57pm August 1, 2015):

my love of reading, definitely! :-) I can get VERY engrossed in my books!

Re: Torrents of Destruction (1:55pm August 1, 2015):

I have several favorites! History, historical fiction, regencies, biographies, urban, paranormal....LOL can't pick just one!

Re: To Mate an Assassin (1:53pm August 1, 2015):

My inspirations - almost anything - but primarily music - some songs just make things click - the same with certain books or movies - :-)

Re: Do Not Forsake Me (1:52pm August 1, 2015):

Well, as a single mom, my 31 year old son is my love right now LOL we are almost like brother and sister rather than mother and son so maybe that is how things are alright :-) - that and the fact that we like much of the same music!

Re: Countess by Coincidence (8:19am July 9, 2015):

mistaken identity - characters who re-connect - loving from afar and then the hero realizing the heroine who loved him from afar is REALLY the right person for him!

Re: A Sword for His Lady (8:17am July 9, 2015):

It's going to be VERY close - I think that Ramon will win, though! :-)

Re: The Curiosity Keeper (8:15am July 9, 2015):

I "found" Regency Romances when I was in 10th grade and have been hooked ever since - besides having The Curiosity Keeper on my hoping-and-praying-I-win-list, I have been reading An Escapade and An Engagement by Annie Burrows - it is great!

Re: Butter Off Dead (8:12am July 9, 2015):

My first collection was my Nancy Drew series...and then Trixie Belden...Dana Girls...Cherry Ames....and then my stamps...and romance books....LOL

Re: Merger of the Heart (8:10am July 9, 2015):

Just sitting on the porch - preferably at a beach house in Ocean City NJ - with a great book - and my music!

Re: Double Cross (1:29pm April 20, 2015):

I have to admit that I can't quite see the book as a musical LOL but hey, I wouldn't mind being proven wrong! The book sounds COMPLETELY awesome though! :-)

Re: Wicked Stitch (12:19pm April 14, 2015):

I have never been to a RenFaire, but have been to Civil War re-enactments (since my brothers are all re-enactors) so that is my step back in time and LOVE history, in general - especially living just outside Philadelphia which is full of history!!

Re: One Step Too Far (9:26am March 18, 2015):

I can tell that this is an awesome book - and I always love to hear how authors got started on the writing path!

Re: A Stitch in Crime (8:13am February 4, 2015):

What a great comparison - never thought of things this way - how cool - thank you for sharing these awesome insights!

Re: New Year's in Napa (8:01pm November 29, 2014):

No FIRST chances for me yet, let alone second chances, LOL - but I do love these stories - it proves that hope still prevails!

Re: What To Do With A Bad Boy (12:40pm November 4, 2014):

J.R. Ward's BDB Series

Jaye Wells' Sabina Kane series

DEFINITELY Nalini Singh's Psy/Changeling series and her Guild Hunter series

Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series

I could go on and on and on! LOL

Re: Last Train To Babylon (12:15pm October 28, 2014):

I guess it depends on the story - LOL - how is THAT for a non-answer - but I usually like alternating POVs - I have to make sure to pay attention though, or it WILL become confusing -

Re: Madeleine?s Christmas Wish (12:13pm October 28, 2014):

I have never read your books yet (my bad!) - but I am hooked already!

Re: The Doctor's Fake Fiancee (10:45am October 24, 2014):

Great list - :-) - and I love this story already!

Re: Seek and Hide (10:44am October 24, 2014):

Wow! What a storyline - I am hooked already - I am new to your writing, and this certainly is a great place to start!

Re: The Return of the Rebel (1:27pm July 10, 2014):

I agree that a book can be an ANYWHERE read - but this book would certainly be great to read while down the shore!!!

Re: In Bed with the Competition (1:26pm July 10, 2014):

Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us!

Re: Firewall (1:25pm July 10, 2014):

Thank you SO much for sharing this process with us - amazing!

Re: Mirror X (1:24pm July 10, 2014):

awesome - LOVE these books set in the future - awesome!

Re: Going Down in Flames (1:23pm July 10, 2014):

I have not read your books before (my bad! :->) - and this certainly looks to be a great introduction!

Re: Rebel (1:22pm July 10, 2014):

I have not read this series yet - GASP!!!! - so I have plenty to catch up on and look forward to - awesome.

Re: A Doctor for Keeps (7:53am July 3, 2014):

Oh wow, I have certainly done that....I know people who go on and on and on and on.....happened just the other night, as a matter of fact, when I was with two other ladies and we wound up getting "caught" by an EXTREMELY talkative lady - LOL - and my mom and I have a former neighbor who would have no problem at all giving you a minute-by-minute description of her day. Fortunately, my mom would interject and ask her to get to the point! :-)

And I think that I HAVE been avoided by others, who feel the same way - who just don't feel like stopping to chat...

Re: Demon Creed (9:20am June 6, 2014):

Wow, what an awesome story - and I so love these other worlds we get to visit in books - thank you for sharing all of these great experiences with us!!!

Re: Love Potions (9:16am June 6, 2014):

Yum - what a combination of cool stuff going on!

Re: First Strike (10:19am June 4, 2014):

Praying!!! We went through the whole breast cancer journey with my mom back in 2010 - it was the first time she had ever done a self-exam and she found a lump, which proved to be malignant - she went through a mastectomy and six weeks of radiation and Thank God is still cancer free!

Re: The Duke's Obsession (1:39pm May 19, 2014):

I LOVE perfumes and I love those fragrance samples in magazines - my son and I always check out the fragrance departments in stores - :-) Yes, we are fragrance junkies!

Re: Frisky Business (10:55am May 16, 2014):

awesome - romantic comedies are cool, and Frisky Business is certainly no exception, I am sure! :-)

Re: Wakeworld (10:54am May 16, 2014):

I would be a really dopey dragon, unfortunately - would rather be a super-hero-dragon! :-)

Re: What The Groom Wants (9:58am May 5, 2014):

All Of The Above ALWAYS works - LOL - always the adventure, Jade!

Re: Playing It Close (8:51am April 8, 2014):

I have never watched a rugby match before - the closest I have come is seeing a bumper sticker, "Donate Blood. Play Rugby." LOL - I can only imagine how sexy the players are - YUMMMMMM

Re: With a Vengeance (9:14am April 7, 2014):

I am definitely a kick-ass heroine wannabe! Awesome story - I am hooked already!

Re: The Red-Hot Chili Cook-Off (12:52pm April 3, 2014):

YUMMMMM - I am so cooking-challenged - LOL - my brothers have all of the cooking ability, while I was absent whenever ANY kind of talent whatsoever was given out - that is why, I guess, I love watching the Food Network and the Cooking Channel -

I am hooked on this story already!

Re: Rising Assets (12:45pm April 3, 2014):

What/who drives me crazy? Folks who just don't know when to stop talking....people who put on their turn signals WHILE THEY ARE TURNING or who cut you off only to make a turn a few seconds, what's the rush?

Re: Sapphires Are an Earl's Best Friend (6:27pm March 6, 2014):

I, too, enjoy secondary characters becoming main characters - that is so cool and I really enjoy the other books that much better - I feel even more a part of their world!

Re: What The Groom Wants (6:13pm March 6, 2014):

All Of The Above - LOL - wow, Jade, it's been a busy day for you! :-)

Re: Anointed (6:11pm March 6, 2014):

I am in love with this story! And yes, I STILL daydream about having superpowers - and I am 50 years old - LOL

Re: Donna of the Dead (6:09pm March 6, 2014):

I still love my "old" YA books - I remember back in the day when I would get them through the TAB Book Club in school, and thinking that these books were so cool and that I was so cool to be reading them! And the books are STILL cool!

Re: Love Songs for the Road (3:36pm January 22, 2014):

How cool - thank you SO much for sharing this with us! Congratulations on your first book - that is great!

Re: What the Heart Wants (7:08pm January 5, 2014):

I am very intrigued - LOVE the story - thank you so much for the opportunity to win!!!

Re: The Groom's Gamble (7:06pm January 5, 2014):

SQUEE! I am in love already - thank you SO much for the opportunity to win....

Re: Murder on the Orient Espresso (4:47pm December 29, 2013):

How cool - thank you so much for sharing with us - I am HOOKED already!!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Re: Bite Me, Your Grace (1:15pm December 17, 2013):

Many thanks to your mother's spirit for providing that prod to go in a new direction in your life! From grief came such a great thing!

Thank you for sharing this with us!

Re: The Best Game (8:40am December 8, 2013):

agreed with you wholeheartedly!

Re: Down Range (3:59pm December 1, 2013):

How cool - another of your great series - love it already!!!

Re: Black Widow Demon (2:50pm November 29, 2013):

aaahh, another TV junkie - LOVE Buffy, NCIS, and a lot of the reality-tv cooking shows (go figure since I was absent the day any cooking talent was given out) - like Chopped, Top Chef, Hell's Kitchen, Restaurant Impossible -

Re: A Cowboy for Christmas (1:31pm November 4, 2013):

Oh my gosh, I saw your grandmother's recipe for Struffoli and I am HOOKED - thank you so much for sharing this - Struffoli is my all-time favorite treat - I first remember having some one Christmas when I was about four or so - I don't know if my grandmother made it herself or got it from a trip to a South Philly bakery - either way.....YUMMMMMMMMMM

I remember the big family dinners when I was younger - good times - and at Christmas, instead of leaving cookies and milk for Santa, I would put a stack of Christmas records on as mood music for him. My grandfather had a huge collection of classical music and opera records, which I loved.

Re: Scion of the Sun (1:20pm November 4, 2013):

How cool - even though I have never read the Twilight books (GASP - HERESY!) I do love paranormals AND Young Adult books - still have my stash from when I was in grade school and high school and love to re-read them too!

Re: Christmas Quilt (9:59am October 21, 2013):

The Christmas season IS such a beautiful time of year - I love this story already - thank you so much for the opportunity to win - when I was a kid, on Christmas Eve, rather than leave cookies and milk out, I would put a whole stack of our Christmas records on so that Santa would have some mood music as he left our gifts! LOL

Re: Murder At Hatfield House (9:57am October 21, 2013):

Oh, I am in love with this whole story already - I have been a fan of historical romances, myself - as well as a fan of Nancy Drew and Anne of Green Gables (or as I always referred to her, as she referred to herself - as "Anne with an 'e'")! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this fantastic book!

Re: Plague Ship (12:32pm October 15, 2013):

wow, cool - my best friend has her Masters in Nursing, so she is our first line go-to person for information - I am new to medical thrillers, also, and this book sounds very fascinating!

Re: Her Accidental Boyfriend (11:32am October 14, 2013):

I LOVE this story - can't think of any accidentally wonderful things happen to me in my life - yet - but there is still time! :-)

Re: Death Of A Schoolgirl (11:31am October 14, 2013):

Oh this was quite the challenge - I love this book already - I am such a fan of Jane and Edward!

Re: Lord of Swords (8:52am October 12, 2013):

I LOVE historical stories AND art - started out as an art major in college and would love to go back to it - it has always been an inspiration to me!

Re: The Training (8:23am October 2, 2013):

Oh wow - I am in love with this story already - when I was younger I was usually the good girl - usually - :-) However I used to maneuver my way around things, too - still do at times, also!

Re: The Rebel Fairy (2:42pm September 29, 2013):

How cool! I love this story already - thank you SO much for the chance to win this fantastic book!

Re: Gideon's Call (8:23am September 22, 2013):

Oh, a Kindred Spirit - another book hoarder - how cool - I have boxes and boxes and boxes of books and get nervous when my TBR pile starts going down - heaven forbid that I have a shortage of books!

Re: Dark Road Home (8:20am September 22, 2013):

What a FANTASTIC story - thank you so much for sharing this - I am fascinated - I am new to your writing and this would certainly be a great introduction.

Re: Severed Trust (8:18am September 22, 2013):

Amazing - I am new to your writing as well - thank you so much for sharing this with us!

Re: Honeymoon To Die For (8:47pm September 10, 2013):

How cool - I LOVE the covers - they catch my eye for sure - and thank you so much for the chance to win!

Re: Last Chance Reunion (7:58am August 21, 2013):

How cool - I love your list - 2, 5 and 6 are REALLY great - and I do love romance and suspense all mixed up together - I think that is what love is, too, in real life - there is always some suspense there; or at least there SHOULD be!

Re: A Most Devilish Rogue (7:56am August 21, 2013):

Good to know - heehee - Thank you for sharing with us!!!

Re: Italian Affair (6:00pm August 10, 2013):

Whoa - the cover definitely caught my eye - LOL - but thank you so much for sharing with us - a fantastic book!!!

Re: A Brew to a Kill (4:25pm August 6, 2013):

COFFEE - I love me my coffee and now I am hooked on your books, as well - thank you so much for this great giveaway.

Re: The Passion Of The Purple Plumeria (4:23pm August 6, 2013):

Cool interview and thank you SO much for sharing with us!!!! I love this story already.

Re: Baden-Powell's Beads: London (9:55am July 30, 2013):

Wow - thank you for sharing this with us - if enthusiasm for reading alone was all one needed to write, then I would be a prolific author - LOL - however, such is not the case, obviously. The discipline and dedication required is amazing; thank you for stepping out and sharing your talent with us!

Re: Masters of The Cats: Collaring The Saber-Tooth (10:32pm June 30, 2013):

Wow, I am in love with this story already - I, like most of the others who commented, will read ANYWHERE!!! And here in the Philly area we have been getting plenty of heat - as well as the wettest June on record - I will take the heat and humidity any day of the week, though!

Re: The Firebird (8:21am June 6, 2013):

Oh wow - how cool - Little Women has always been of one of my all-time favorites as well Louisa May Alcott's An Old Fashioned Girl - just clicked with them, and can read them time after time and never be bored. It is fascinating how certain books resonate with us.

Re: Tainted Angel (8:18am June 6, 2013):

Mr and Mrs Smith meet The Regency Era? Cool! I love it!

Re: A Man for All Seasons (8:19am April 19, 2013):

I most certainly do believe in angels - spiritual AND physical angels - definitely!

Re: March With Me (8:56am April 11, 2013):

Oddly enough, I have never read The Help or seen the movie - my bad - we were always taught, as well, that it is the PERSON who matters and not one's race or ethnic background.

Re: Darius (10:06am April 4, 2013):

I have to confess that when I am initially confronted with a problem, my tendency is to panic - not exactly the most productive thing, to be sure - if I talk things over with someone else, it gives me perspective.

Re: Secrets of a Runaway Bride (1:32pm April 3, 2013):

Erica Orloff's Urban Legend - it's one of my favorite books, and I just love the title, too!

Re: The Forsaken (3:31pm March 24, 2013):

I, too, believe in angels even though I have not experienced them firsthand - others have had experiences and I so believe them.

Re: Buried In A Bog (9:00am March 18, 2013):

I have never been to Ireland, either, except with Rick Steves on PBS - LOL - can you say Armchair Traveller? How cool to learn more about this beautiful country through your book!

Re: Falling Into Paradise (8:57am March 18, 2013):

I, too, believe that people can change, with the right encouragement and mindset - I was also attracted to the Bad Boys back in the day - in some ways, I guess I still am, LOL, but I'll take them more in the books, too! :-)

Re: Out Of Circulation (1:10pm March 11, 2013):

You definitely caught my eye - thank you for sharing with us - these stores are so cool - I am new to your work, so that is something that I need to catch up with! I love finding new authors - well, authors who are new to ME!

Re: Hunted (1:07pm March 11, 2013):

Wow, your debut - Way To Go - congratulations, and I am SO looking forward to reading it!

Re: The Survivor (10:22am March 6, 2013):

1 - Town Watch - definitely - 2 - Lighted Areas - 3 - Being AWARE!!! These have all been mentioned already, I know - but they are definitely important!

What a great experience you had with the Community Outreach Center - WAY cool!

Re: The Turncoat (9:57am March 6, 2013):

I think that the storyline is fascinating - the conflict is a great place to start - and, as a resident of Philadelphia, I love that the story is partly set there! History is SO cool!

Re: Lord Of Darkness (9:27am March 4, 2013):

How could I have missed this series? I have to make up for lost time now!

Re: An Encounter at the Museum (1:45pm March 1, 2013):

LOL - cannot remember the last time I was even on a date, it's been that long...but I, too, love Museums - if I am going to go somewhere, it's great to learn something while having fun!

Re: Jake (2:10pm February 26, 2013):

RC is a new ahtuor for me, too - cool - I love "meeting" new authors!

Re: Fly Away Peta (8:53am February 8, 2013):

How cool - I LOVE this story already - and I, too, fall in love with the hero in each book I read!

Re: Lady Eve's Indiscretion (8:44am February 7, 2013):

How cool - I developed an interest in horses through my best friend Beth, who had horse fever, as well as my cousin Adele who took horseback riding lessons as a child and who also loved them!

Re: Once Again A Bride (8:35am February 7, 2013):

Mostly family pictures - they really help to keep me grounded!

Re: The Wicked Wedding Of Miss Ellie Vyne (3:29pm January 17, 2013):

How cool - I think that we are kindred spirits - I LOVE this story - and thank you for sharing with us!!

Re: Waking Up With A Rake (7:19pm January 10, 2013):

How cool - I love this story already!

Re: Seven Days Normal (7:29am January 7, 2013):

AMEN!!!! These words of wisdom are pertinent for us all, no matter where we are in our lives!

Re: The Missing Manuscript Of Jane Austen (7:28am January 7, 2013):

Thank you so much for sharing your process with us - wow!

Re: Chance Of A Lifetime (7:26am January 7, 2013):

I love Harmony already! I have never "been there" yet, so I need to rectify that ommission immediately!

Re: Prince Of Power (7:49am January 3, 2013):

The cover certainly does help me in my buying decision - and I, too, love the music soundtrack as well - that SO reinforces the story!

Re: For The Love Of A Goblin Warrior (7:47am January 3, 2013):

Yum! I love the excerpt - thank you so much for sharing with us!!!

Re: A Little Bit Wicked (7:32pm December 30, 2012):

What a great book and a great opportunity to win - I have so many changes to make in my life and home that I don't know where to start but the first definitely has to be to get back on track with my weight loss! With good health everything else is possible.

Re: Fallen Angel (7:30pm December 30, 2012):

What a story - and I am so grateful for my family - they are my anchor - and Cathy Phillips - oh wow, you and your husband and entire family are DEFINITELY in my prayers.

Re: The Seventh Victim (7:28pm December 30, 2012):

Oh yes - the setting is SO important - that can make or break the story!

Re: Live And Let Love (9:01am December 28, 2012):

woo hoo - love the storyline - and the cover, too - thank you so much for the opportunity to win!!!

Re: Against The Odds (6:49pm December 19, 2012):

We used to have the huge Christmas dinners in years past - but these days my brothers will stop in on Christmas Eve for a good visit!

Re: Love Thy Sister (6:32pm December 12, 2012):

Wow this IS a great story - yes, it is so interesting how life has a way of surprising us - thank you for sharing your life with us!

Re: Too Close For Comfort (1:20pm December 7, 2012):

Phew, the blog title got my information for sure - LOL - talk about a cool story!

Re: The Bridegroom Wore Plaid (1:19pm December 7, 2012):

Amazing information - especially number five - LOL - thank you for sharing this with us and for the opportunity to win this book!

Re: Rancher's Son (1:16pm December 7, 2012):

Wow, we learn something new every day, don't we? Cool! Thank you for the opportunity to win this book

Re: She Can Tell (10:21am December 3, 2012):

We had our dog Remus, a Boxer, for 13 years - he definitely became a part of our family - it was a riot to see him become more and more "human" - LOL - I could go on all day describing even SOME of his antics!

Re: Mistletoe, Merriment, and Murder (6:21pm December 2, 2012):

Great ideas certainly come from the most interesting places - for holiday pollyannas (did I spell that right? Probably not) I have received socks and pantyhose - LOL - not too mysterious!

Re: Wish Upon A Christmas Star (6:19pm December 2, 2012):

Hey there neighbor - LOL. We have lots of family up in Pittsburgh!

My wish - health, happiness - being with family!

Re: Under the Mistletoe (6:17pm December 2, 2012):

Oh Lord - I love these - LOL - VERY interesting gifts for sure - nothing I received came close!

Re: A Christmas Bride / Christmas Beau (3:58pm November 27, 2012):

Regencies are my FAVORITES!!!! thank you so much for the chance to win!

Re: Holiday in Crimson (6:00pm November 24, 2012):

What makes Christmas magical for me is being with family - and reminiscing about holiday adventures past! :-)

Re: Rogue Rider (7:58am November 21, 2012):

I have several of Larissa's books at the very tippy-top of my TBR Pile - this series is another great one, I can tell - I love the whole concept of redemption - so I love redeemed characters especially against the most impossible of odds.

Re: Playing at Love (7:56am November 21, 2012):

What a cool story - I am so totally the armchair athlete and love watching The Olympics, mainly - but I do like basketball the most - football freaks me out since an injury in the first or second game can sideline a player for the rest of the season and then some - but, my favoritest, hunkiest QB? LOL....dare I admit here that I don't really have one? Yes, I am a heathen!

Re: Unmasked (7:52am November 21, 2012):

I love this story already - boy can I so relate - as do all of the other commenters here, for sure. I have had a weight problem for most of my life - especially after my son was born - I TOTALLY ballooned out and look like...well, I cannot mention in polite company!My son and I are both on Weight Watchers - he has lost about 150 pounds and has 50 or so more to go - I have lost around 70 - and have several tons left to go - but we are both stalled - anyway, THAT is my main life challenge - well, one of them at any rate!

Re: The Snow White Christmas Cookie (7:51am November 4, 2012):

Yes, writing IS such a therapeutic way of dealing with all of our frustrations! :-)

Re: Return Of The Border Warrior (6:30pm October 17, 2012):

My "sort-of" secret interest was Alice Cooper back in the day - my brothers, all of whom are quite a bit older - 15, nearly 11 and 8 years older - liked Alice Cooper, among other groups, and I - who was 8 years old at the time in the early 70s - also liked his music; I was the only 8-year-old/third grader in my class who even knew who Alice Cooper was, let alone heard his music!

Re: Shattered Silence (4:51pm October 14, 2012):

There is just something about Texas - and Texas men!

Re: Run The Risk (9:18pm October 11, 2012):

Excellent concept - very realistic - things aren't just black and white!

Re: Got Game? (12:54pm September 24, 2012):

I LOVE watching the Olympics - and you GO, ladies - they really rocked - I am fascinated with the Olympics mainly because I am such an untalented couch potato/armchair athlete and would never be able to do the slightest fraction of what these athletes can do.

Re: Seduction's Shift (12:50pm September 24, 2012):

Shapeshifters are so cool to begin with - and panthers are such beautiful animals - a cool combination for sure!!

Re: Boyfriend From Hell (12:48pm September 24, 2012):

Wow - talk about the various realms of possibilities - I love them all! SO cool!

Re: Enemies at the Altar (6:47pm September 20, 2012):

Yes, I do agree that hatred is mostly a reflection on the hater - lots of projection going on - definitely a great book - thank you for the opportunity to win!

Re: One Wrong Move (1:02pm September 12, 2012):

woo hoo - fanning myself - thanks for sharing with us!!!

Re: A Cup Full Of Midnight (9:18pm September 7, 2012):

Oh, I love this story! And I love the TRUE places the characters go!

Re: A Place Beyond Courage (9:16pm September 7, 2012):

I love historical stories to begin with, and am really getting into the medieval-era stories - I am new to your books so I have a lot of catching up to do!

Re: In Rides Trouble (9:15pm September 7, 2012):

YUM - I love the characters already! This is a cool story, I can tell!

Re: Every Breath She Takes (1:44pm September 4, 2012):

I, too, am a newcomer to your works - how cool about the reissue - that is GREAT news!

Re: Return To Willow Lake (1:41pm September 4, 2012):

I LOVE your commute and your anywhere office! And as a fellow lefty and veteran smudger, I enjoyed learning about your peacock-blue-inked fountain pen!

Re: Death Where The Bad Rocks Live (5:20pm September 2, 2012):

wow, talk about research - how cool!

Re: Death on a Longship (5:18pm September 2, 2012):

aaaahhh, water - I love the water - I would love to live near the ocean or on a boat! Adding that to your book makes it VERY fascinating!

Re: Fool For Love (1:58pm August 29, 2012):

Thank you SO much for the description and opportunity to win this book - I love it already, especially since I have become interested, of late, in shows like Chopped, Top Chef Just Desserts, etc.!

Re: The Big Beach Book (10:23am August 24, 2012):

OH!!! I was SO with you on your "sight-seeing" at the beach!

I LOVE going down the shore (the Jersey shore)...I miss being there - my son and I have been telling each other that we need to go down the shore even for a day. We're not much on hitting the Atlantic City casinos - we love walking the Boardwalk, going onto the beach and "getting our feet wet"!

Re: Allergic To Death (7:11am August 20, 2012):

Wow! I love these stories already - I always love "meeting" new authors, new characters, new storylines - how cool!

Re: Desire The Night (7:10am August 20, 2012):

Oh, I am in such agreement with you and the others who have commented - I first started reading romances (Harlequins of course!) back in later grade school (around 8th grade - MORE than 25 years ago) - the whole story is much more interesting when SOMETHING is left to the imagination - I DO read the "other" books from time to time, and think "Wow! Things are different." Also, I have not read 50 Shades, either and don't think I will - I guess that I just have to be contrary since so many others ARE reading it! LOL

Re: Relentless Pursuit (7:05am August 20, 2012):

Wow, what an excerpt - I love the characters already - Darci - Gin from the Elemental Assassin series is also one of my favorite characters, but I always love meeting new favorites!

Re: Hearse And Buggy (12:20pm August 17, 2012):

I read some of the Little House books when I was a kid - introduced to them through the television show - and also learned a bit more about the Amish through Nancy Drew's The Witch Tree Symbol - and PBS's Frontier House series was fascinating - the simple life definitely is a compelling one!

This book sounds great, and thank you for the opportunity to win!

Re: Primal Possession (12:13pm August 17, 2012):

No, they don't have to kick ass to BE a kick ass! Strong personality is definitely a help!

Re: Wrong Bed, Right Guy (9:19pm August 11, 2012):

OOOOHHH, yum - I love this book already - and I definitely love the whole opposites attract storyline.

Re: Married By Midnight (7:11pm August 3, 2012):

I don't wait til all of the books are out - I'll read the books as they come along - there have been times when a series was discontinued, which totally ticked me off!

Re: The Shadow of You (8:23am July 24, 2012):

Reincarnation is such a fascinating subject - sometimes I believe, sometimes I don't (don't know why!) - there are times when I am sure my son lived a previous life back in the 50s and 60s, though - but thank you so much, Brenda, for sharing this!

Re: Creating Fate (8:21am July 24, 2012):

There are plenty of times when I didn't pay attention to my gut instincts - duh - I need to be more attuned to them and not put off action!

Re: The Officer Says I DO (8:13pm July 19, 2012):

Oh wow - LOL - I had to really stop myself from laughing uncontrollably while reading your blog - never knew any acronyms other than the standard SNAFU and FUUBAR - and WAG :-) Thanks for the Acronym Lesson Tonight! :-)

Re: Luscious (8:10pm July 19, 2012):

What a great story - I have really gotten to love shows like Top Chef, Chopped, Iron Chef America, Hell's Kitchen - so I love these culinary love stories - I also love an unusual foreign setting - like many of the others, I also need my HEA ending, too - LOL - also love my paranormal romances, too!

Re: It Begins with a Kiss (9:59pm July 5, 2012):

What great stories - I love them already!

Re: The Wrangler (9:58pm July 5, 2012):

As always, another great story - thank you for sharing these great experiences with us.

Re: Lord Of Fire And Ice (9:57pm July 5, 2012):

What everyone has said so far - I LOVE historicals and paranormals - this is such a great book, I can tell - thank you for the opportunity to win!

Re: First Do No Evil (10:37am July 2, 2012):

I, too, like it hot :-) - it always depends on the story, though - LOL - BUT - when it is called for - bring it!

Re: The Princess and the Outlaw (8:20pm July 1, 2012):

I have all of my books so that I can live vicariously through the fantastic characters and locales - I am never without a book wherever I go - I love reading all of the great adventures others have posted here, too - how cool - I also live vicariously through my son who is 28 = yes, I need a life! LOL

Re: Wicked Nights (7:52pm June 29, 2012):

There are so many - it is hard to choose one - LOL - all of your Lords - the crew of the Black Dagger Brotherhood - they are all tops for me!

Re: Kiale Dream (7:34pm June 13, 2012):

More thanks for sharing this with us - I am also looking forward to reading this!

Re: Cursed (7:32pm June 13, 2012):

I, too, love the book covers - I have not read your books before but need to rectify that error quickly!

Re: Chosen Ones (8:53am June 8, 2012):

My thanks, also, for the opportunity to win this book - what a cool storyline - :-)

Re: Life After (8:52am June 8, 2012):

What Mary said - definitely. This book is definitely on my Wish List - what a great story.

Re: Copycat Killing (8:48am June 7, 2012):

Well, I have had so many crushes over the years that I cannot keep track of them all, but the biggest crush I ever had was on Sly Stallone back when the first Rocky came out (I was in 8th grade at the time) - posters, posters, posters everywhere - all I needed was an altar, candles and incense and I would have been good to go.

Re: Chase Me (8:44am June 7, 2012):

Oh! Someone after my own heart! I also love Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter series and her Psy/Changeling series - I shall definitely have to check out your other listings, too - :-)

Re: Her Highness, The Traitor (6:40pm June 1, 2012):

How cool - thank you for this excellent history lesson - and for the opportunity to win this book!

Re: The Homesteader's Sweetheart (3:04pm May 29, 2012):

The only books I read with a single father were the Nancy Drew books - I would wish that I was Nancy's sister and that Carson was my father - LOL - but I do love the whole premise of your story!

Re: Finding Her Son (3:51pm May 28, 2012):

A perfect who has the nerve to trust their instincts - someone patient and accepting - and not to mention has a good sense of humor! I am still looking for my own perfect hero!! LOL

Re: Tangle Of Need (3:47pm May 28, 2012):

I, too, love your books so much - and love seeing the characters again in other stories - trying to pick a favorite is so tough, thou! LOL

Re: The Rebel Rancher (8:09pm May 26, 2012):

Wow - this book is a GREAT one - I love it already!!! Thank you for sharing!

Re: The Taming Of A Scottish Princess (8:47pm May 24, 2012):

Hmmm, Hero-Nerd or Physical, Totally Sexy about the Nerdy-physical-sexy-warrior? LOL - I have been leaning more towards the nerdy-sexy-dude! I am sure that he could teach me ALL sorts of interesting things!

Re: All Spell Breaks Loose (8:42pm May 24, 2012):

Whoa - I love this story!!!

Re: The Reason Is You (10:32am May 22, 2012):

Oh yes...The Tease...that is SO important!!! That really brings me into a story and the characters - I have to admit, though, to laughing at the beginning of your piece when you were talking about how the book was being marketed - talk about compartamentalization!

Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us!

Re: The Courtesan's Lover (6:51pm May 17, 2012):

Oh! I love Francesca already - I so want to read her stories - and thank you for sharing this with us!

Re: The Wedding Beat (5:35pm May 14, 2012):

How cool - it's great to read these books from different perspectives - I know that this book is great!

Re: Kiss Of The Goblin Prince (9:17pm May 13, 2012):

Wow - thank you for the opportunity to win this book - it is definitely a great story!!

Re: Sins of the Empress (9:15pm May 13, 2012):

How cool - I would love to read this book!

Re: Tempting the Best Man (9:13am May 4, 2012):

whoa! *fanning myself*!!! I have to admit that I am one of those "secret-behind-the-scenes* readers of erotica - well, I have recently begun to read more of these stories.

Yes, your blog has raised some very interesting points about the evolution of this genre - thank you for sharing this with us and for the opportunity to win your book! I have read some of your other books in the past and LOVED them - so I know that this is a super one, as well.

Re: Darkest Caress (8:59am May 4, 2012):

I love paranormal books AND military romantic suspense, too. I love the background information on this - way cool! - and how fascinating that your DNA results showed that connection - another version of "de ja vu all over again!". We definitely write what we "know" - I wish I had an experience like that -

Thank you for the chance to win your book!

Re: The Proposal (8:28am May 4, 2012):

Wow - what a series - it sounds absolutely great and I would love to read it - as if my TBR lists and piles aren't gigantic already - LOL - no matter, though! Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your books. :-)

Re: Sunrise Point (2:07pm May 2, 2012):

I so enjoy Virgin River - I feel like I live there with the rest of the characters!

Re: Demon's Bride (2:02pm May 2, 2012):

I, too, enjoy the "common man" hero - but, in agreement with the others who posted, character certainly does count as well - the hero who is secure enough to show his feelings - and I definitely look forward to getting to know more about Leo!

Re: Homefront Hero (11:15am April 26, 2012):

Although I like both the reluctant heroes as well as the ones who just jump right in and take over - I seem to lean a teensy bit more towards the reluctant ones who can work behind the scenes!

Re: A Lady's Revenge (11:13am April 26, 2012):

What everyone here has said! It really does depend on the whole situation - how is THAT for a non-answer? Anyway, I already love this story - very compelling, to say the least - and would love the opportunity to win it - thank you for that chance, by the way!

Re: Enraptured (11:07am April 26, 2012):

What a good question - it is interesting how we are drawn in by the villains. It is difficult for me to pinpoint any one villian - but for some reason Scarlett and Rhett from Gone With the Wind (one of my favorite stories and movies of all time) come to my mind - while they are not REALLY villains, some of their actions are certainly along those lines and caused them to lash out at each other.

Re: Untouched (2:12pm April 20, 2012):

LOVE all ten! LOL - however, if I had to choose, I would pick 1, 4, 8, and 9!

This books sounds fantastic and is now on my Wish List! I love it already.

Re: The Zen Man (3:03pm April 17, 2012):

Hmmmmm...good question for sure - never really thought about it - BUT...Jeremy Brett's Sherlock Holmes is my FAVORITE (SWOON!) with Basil Rathbone being a VERY close second - just something about these men...Hercule Poirot would be next for me - suave yet crafty, all of them -

Re: The Fallen Woman of Vil?gos (8:58am April 16, 2012):

Oh wow....I am in love with this story already - I definitely have had experiences of deja vu in my life - I also believe in love at first sight, and that immediate "knowing", even though I haven't yet experienced it - I know it is out there.

Thank you for this great offer and have a fantastic day.

Re: Illicit Intuitions (9:39pm April 10, 2012):

Oh...I LOVE this story - I have never checked out Pinterest, although I would love to - just lazy I guess - LOL - I do a lot on Facebook, Goodreads, and a bit on Twitter - they all have their good points and bad points - I have "networked" quite a bit on Facebook as far as authors, which is so cool - I would much prefer reading, also, though - and Peggy, I hope and pray that your father is doing better!

Re: Wedded In Scandal (4:17pm April 3, 2012):

I never attended any of my proms - I was not popular at all - LOL - my son went to both of his, though - and agree with you and other readers about how important the hero's qualities are.

Re: A Light On The Veranda (1:27pm March 30, 2012):

Thank you for your fantastic descriptions - and yes, the settings are also characters - DEFINITELY. I am an armchair traveller and books are my means of going to places I would never otherwise see.

Re: True Highland Spirit (1:25pm March 30, 2012):

Way cool - I love this already - very unusual occupation for a woman! :-)

The character traits I love in my heroes and heroines are self-confidence (and I wish it would rub off on me! LOL) and a fearless spirit (again...I would take some of that, too!).

Re: Texas Baby Sanctuary (7:54pm March 28, 2012):

Yes, there is just something about Texas, isn't there? It is a place I would LOVE to visit but since I am an armchair traveler, I am glad for the opportunity to do so through books!

Re: Vicki's Key (7:51pm March 28, 2012):

woo hoo - accents have always intrigued me, and one of the first thing that attracts me to a guy is his voice - a Celtic accent is definitely beautiful. :-)

Re: Sanctuary Cove (7:49pm March 28, 2012):

I have to add a great big AMEN! to your blog!! I have to admit to being hooked on a number of the reality shows (which I swore I would never watch) but miss the shows of substance - and love reading about more mature characters in books, who have a history -

Re: The Chase (7:44pm March 28, 2012):

Wow I LOVE this book already...especially as a fan of Cold Case - my son and I LOVED that show, especially since it was set in Philly, where we live - we also love NCIS - and miss Shark - and I have become totally hooked on Top Chef, Chopped and Iron Chef - especially since my cooking skills are very "basic", to put it politely! LOL

Re: Hellsbane (10:47am March 15, 2012):

Sometimes I can and sometimes I can't (now THERE is a non-answer for you!) - right now, I have my headphones on as I type, listening to the opera Carmen (my tastes, too, are very eclectic - I may be listening to the Beastie Boys next!) - but then I will start daydreaming to the music and get completely sidetracked! LOL - I have a "mental soundtrack" during the day, and will think that a certain song would be just right as background for a certain situation. :-)

Re: Sketch a Falling Star (10:21am March 13, 2012):

I am glad that I am not the only one who falls into a time warp - espeically when I am reading!

Re: Rule Of Three (10:19am March 13, 2012):

Oh, what a dilemma to consider - LOL - I'll take it, any day of the week! As Lisa Elwood commented, I could learn to deal, as well. ;-)

Re: His Duty to Protect (10:15am March 13, 2012):

As a long-time fan of BJS, Morgan's Mercenaries, and all things Lindsay McKenna, I love this book - as soon as I see her name as the author, I'll buy the book, no questions asked!

Re: Under The Covers (5:55pm March 10, 2012):

What a fantastic analogy - I never saw the process in quite that light before, but it is so true - my mother has never had to go through that, although she probably wishes she has - LOL - my three older brothers have been on their own for years, however, my son Joseph, who is 28, and I have been still been at home. We still talk about when my brothers' friends would stop by our house after dates, bringing along their girlfriends, and mom would have some coffee on for them. I always felt so cool hanging out with the "big kids"!!!

Re: Sweet Enemy (3:00pm March 6, 2012):

I agree - don't rush things!!! The journey is fascinating!

Re: Racing The Devil (12:33pm March 5, 2012):

Oh, I LOVE this hero already just from the description.

I am fascinated by the World War II movies, also - my father was in the Navy during WWII and my mom's brother was a Marine wounded on Iwo Jima - they are definitely part of The Greatest Generation.

Re: Obsidian (12:29pm March 5, 2012):

How cool - lovin' it! Yes, I agree that HEA's do happen - and I love this book already - thanks so much for sharing with us!

Re: Dire Needs (12:27pm March 5, 2012):

I am somewhat conflicted on this - LOL - I am a series bait junkie for sure - I hate to see stories end and love how everyone and everything evolves - BUT, like other readers have mentioned - having to WAIT for the next step - it gives me the jitters! Stand alones are definitely great, too - as long as the various plots and characters have been well-defined enough. :-)

Re: Donovan's Bed (9:13pm February 26, 2012):

Wow, I love the premise of this book - excellent! Jack, how COULD you? Well, you will certainly be in for a few lessons and surprises!

Re: The Widow's Revenge (9:09pm February 18, 2012):

Oh wow, everyone has such fantastic "nuggests" of wisdom and memories!

And I have to add my "WOWS" and Thank You's for your great offer to win your own Narrative Nuggets - how cool - I have never had the opportunity to read your works before but would love to rectify that omission!

Re: A Scandalous Countess (3:05pm February 12, 2012):

While both eras are fascinating (I love Georgette Heyer's books!) I enjoy the Regencies more - among the first historical romances I read was a Regency Romance and I completely fell under the spell of that period of time. As Patti DelValle mentioned in her comment, though, they are BOOKS! And that is what matters most! :-)

Re: A Fitting End (3:00pm February 12, 2012):

I have a few hooks that I would throw in - LOL - I LOVE sewing, myself - and the crafty things like latch-hook and embroidery - also I have really gotten into programs like Chopped, Top Chef, Rocco's Dinner Party, etc - so I would add very creative cooking in, along with my music! :-)

Re: Chosen By Sin (1:33pm January 31, 2012):

Oh wow - this book is GREAT, I can tell - I have not read any of your books before (I am a literary heathen, I know!) - BUT I can't wait to start!!

Re: Amazon Heat (5:36am January 23, 2012):

Novellas are cool - good changes from longer-length stories and just as good!!

Re: Lure of Song and Magic (12:49pm January 18, 2012):

Oh, yes, there is so much magic in the world - and agree with the others here that we all have magical/psychic abilities of one sort or another. :-) And THANK YOU so much for the opportunity to enter your contest!!!

Re: Bride By Mistake (8:07am January 12, 2012):

I love this excerpt and definitely enjoy MoC stories!! Hmmmm, if I had to have a MoC, who would I choose? Well, I do have a few "dream guys" I would marry in a heartbeat - however, I would also choose Clark Gable/Rhett Butler - or Tyrone Power. :-)

Re: Sins Of The Highlander (8:02am January 12, 2012):

A Must-Have trait for me in a hero? Oh wow...definitely a sharp mind and wit - and a nice voice - LOL - loved your description and excerpt, BTW :-) - and definitely enjoy reading everyone else's "must-haves"!

Re: Risking Trust (6:18pm January 11, 2012):

I LOVE getting into The Zone...among the books that take me there are J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood, as does Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed series - and Karen Marie Moning's MacKayla Lane series - I just see all of these characters so clearly in my mind...they are part of my family - really!

Re: Demon Crossings (5:23pm January 5, 2012):

Wow, I love this story! I have to agree with everyone's posting about new beginnings!

Re: The Duke is Mine (1:57pm January 3, 2012):

For me, that has already been done with Gone With the Wind - I SO love everything about Rhett and Katie Scarlett!

Re: The More the Terrier (12:22pm January 1, 2012):

Lots of great and positive plans - for me? Learn to drive (and yes, I am 48) - get TOTALLY back on track with my weight loss - becoming more focused in my life - work, home, everything!

Re: Lover's Leap (5:01am December 30, 2011):

These books are new to me - woo hoo - always glad to find good books - and congratulations on all you have accomplished!

Re: The Angel Of Blythe Hall (5:00am December 30, 2011):

wow - such great gifts! The gift of my family - not really unexpected, I guess - LOL - but definitely the best.

Re: Mozart's Last Aria (8:34am December 27, 2011):

wow - talk about intriguing! Thank you for sharing with us!

Re: The Last Slayer (4:19pm December 26, 2011):

Thank you for sharing the process and story with us - I, too, am new to your stories and am loving them already!

Re: Finding Felicity (3:32pm December 23, 2011):

Wow - I LOVE this story already! Thank you for sharing this with us!

Re: Wedded In Scandal (9:10am December 22, 2011):

Oh wow - where to start? LOL - I am a real procrastinator, as well, and would much rather spend time on the REALLY important stuff - checking in with everyone on Facebook - surfing cool book websites and getting into conversations there - or, give me a book and my Walkman and a cup of coffee and I am totally good to go - doesn't matter if the house is falling down around me -

Re: Come Back To Me (6:21am December 21, 2011):

Wow - this is great - I love it!

Re: The King's Mistress (5:26am December 17, 2011):

cool - thank you for sharing this - we learn something new every day!

Re: Mistletoe and Margaritas (7:14pm December 11, 2011):

I am an East Coast person - lifetime resident of the Philly area - and will take the uncomfortable heat any day of the week - and would love a home "down the shore"!

Re: A Christmas Journey Home (7:12pm December 11, 2011):

That is so cool to hear - I am a voracious reader, myself, and back in grade school, my favorite part of the school week was our weekly visit to the school's library - in 11th grade, my British Lit teacher, who was also my homeroom moderator, also encouraged my reading habit - I don't have what it takes to be a writer, and like Peggy Roberson said in her comment, I admire authors as well, since it takes that certain something to be in that business! Blessed Christmas and New Year's greetings to you!

Re: Dreaming Of The Wolf (8:30am December 8, 2011):

MMMMM - chicken soup - always great any time of the year - thank you for that recipe - the stories are fantastic and I look forward to reading them also!

Re: Hellsbane (9:13pm December 7, 2011):

Oh yes - back in the day we had lots of stuff going on - lots of baking - mom used to make a birthday cake for the Baby Jesus - etc - but over the years, things totally scaled back, which is kind of sad in a way, but there are always ways to make new traditions as you said! We always have Christmas music going though - mostly the older, "traditional" songs we know and love mixed with some newer stuff!

Re: Wild Thing (9:01am December 6, 2011):

I think that there has to be some "opposite-ness" (don't know if that is a word - LOL) yet some basic same-ness too - a bit of both to keep things going.

Re: The Cowboy's Pride (8:56am December 6, 2011):

How true this list is! LOL - I know this is a great story!

Re: Beyond The Darkness (7:18pm December 4, 2011):

aaahhh, meandering! First of all, these books sound GREAT and I love them already - my meanderings began 28 years ago when I became pregnant with my son when I was a sophomore in college - definitely a life-changer - and he was born on December 31, so he will be 28 soon - always the adventures!

Re: Hushed (7:15pm December 4, 2011):

Depends on my mood - LOL - even though I enjoy stories with romance as a secondary part of the story, I have to confess, though, that for the most part, I, too, am a hopeless, happily-ever-after romantic -

Re: Acquainted with the Night (8:02am December 1, 2011):

How cool, not to mention fascinating - this is definitely different from other books I have read - BUT - it is time to expand my horizons, isn't it? :-)

Re: Hot Zone (8:00am December 1, 2011):

You have the best Christmas gift of all - family together - that is ALWAYS the best! My Christmas list? You mean besides more books and music? LOL - a better new year and family health and happiness.

Re: The Earl's Mistaken Bride (8:00am November 30, 2011):

Lemons and Lemonade - boy, do we need them both in our lives! This book certainly has both!

Re: She Can Run (8:35am November 29, 2011):

The summary of this book has me totally hooked - I love it already! I am somewhat eclectic, as well in my reading tastes - history, biographies, romances - I used to consider myself a purist when it came to the genres, but now I do enjoy "mixing it up" and getting a bit of everything - LOL. I wish that I had the kind of talent to write these stories - but I definitely love reading them!

Re: Miss Darcy Falls in Love (1:48pm November 28, 2011):

Oh! As soon as I began reading the description of this book, I LOVED it already. The time period, the music - all of it - THANK YOU for the opportunity to win a copy!

Re: The Highlander's Heart (9:32am November 17, 2011):

Your description of your book - and Hero! - are so intriguing - I love David already, poor tortured fellow! Thank you for sharing this!

Re: Because Of You (12:57pm November 14, 2011):

I never thought that I would be interested in military romance, but I love this one already! My thanks, as well, for the opportunity to win it!

Re: Enchanted Destiny (7:52am November 8, 2011):

Hello there - As soon as I saw your blog about this book, and saw your interview with your main characters, I was immediately hooked! :-) My thanks, as well, for sharing this with us!

Re: Roommates (10:24am October 4, 2011):

Hello, Katherine - great questions - for the record, I LOVE NCIS, also - and Alphas, The Glades, Breakout Kings - I could go on and on and as far as unexpected hooks, I find myself engrossed in the "Real Housewives" shows - go figure!I definitely watch WAY too much television. And as far as heroic names....I start with his appearance (shallow, I know!) and then his name just seems to follow!

Re: The Seduction of Sophie Seacrest (9:18am September 26, 2011):

My favorite brooding hero would have to be Jane Eyre's Mr. Rochester - of course, Orson Welles nailed that interpretation perfectly - brooding, tortured, conflicted, you name it -

And, I, too, like to mix things up with various genres - need that mental "palate cleansing" to really appreciate everything more.

Re: Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star (1:17pm September 21, 2011):

Wow - this is such a cool story and the book is definitely at the top of my Wish List - I love Pride and Prejudice to begin with, and another twist on that story is fascinating! I definitely agree about the power and influence of music in our lives, personally and collectively - your mention of Paul Simon on SNL shortly after September 11th reminds me, also, of The Concert for New York which was held after 9/11.

Re: The Dragon And The Pearl (10:42am September 15, 2011):

wow - fascinating information - I love it. I am reading Butterfly Swords and I absolutely love it!

Re: Tempted (10:40am September 15, 2011):

This series is new to me! It sounds SO great - always a reason to try out a new (for me) series!

Re: The Wedding Affair (8:19am September 7, 2011):

So cool - and the dollhouses I had as a child were nothing in comparison - LOL - the heck with the tinny Barbie Townhouse! I never realized the rationale behind the weeks-long house parties, but now do - thank you for teaching us something new every day! :-) And let us know when you find a scale-sized cleaning service for your dollhouse!

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