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373 comments posted.

Re: Cowboy Boots for Christmas (6:01pm October 7, 2014):

Can't wait to read this!! Love Carolyn's books!!

Re: The Red-Hot Chili Cook-Off (5:43pm April 4, 2014):

Well, I'm not much of a cook, so I don't have a Texas food recipe. But I do LOVE your books and I cannot wait to read The Red-Hot Chili Cook-Off!

Re: The Sweetest Hallelujah (1:42pm October 23, 2013):

I am DYING to read The Sweetest Hallelujah!! As soon as I get my hands on it...

Re: Run The Risk (5:27pm October 16, 2013):

Love your books, Lori!!

Re: A Rancher's Christmas (4:13pm August 26, 2013):

A library and a cupcake cafe sound pretty nice!!

Re: The Sweetest Hallelujah (5:49pm July 31, 2013):

Sound like a lovely book and just the kind I love to read!!

Re: Pieces Of The Heart (12:40pm July 11, 2013):

This sounds like a lovely read. I was a History Major and WWII was my main focus.

Re: The Medic's Homecoming (11:22am July 9, 2013):

In the past, I loved them all, zombies, vampires, werewolves...but people have gone a little nuts with them in moves and books and everyday speech. I'd say the vampire is still my favorite - but only when the mythology isn't screwed up. :)

Re: The Look of Love (7:28pm June 21, 2013):

Love your books, Bella!!

Re: Grounded (1:15pm June 19, 2013):

Ooh!! These sound like lots of fun!! And I love reading about Chicago! JA Konrath's series is set there and I just love it!

Re: If The Shoe Fits (1:12pm June 19, 2013):

Garth Brooks, Michael Buble, the Dixie Chicks, definitely Adele, and maybe a little Whitney Houston.

Re: Billion Dollar Cowboy (1:08pm June 13, 2013):

Ooh, I'd feel like she did and want to find out how things turned out for her!! Love Carolyn!! :)

Re: It Had To Be You (12:55pm June 13, 2013):

Love, love, love Jill!!

Re: Flora's Wish (12:23pm May 22, 2013):

I was an Antebellum Plantation Owner's daughter in a former life...

Re: Yesterday's Echo (10:29am May 21, 2013):

Procrastination is a very special talent of mine!

Re: With a Vengeance (5:34pm May 3, 2013):

I've had friends in the past I wouldn't have minded becoming more...right now, there is one who I will always have special feelings for - don't know if we'll ever go there thought. And that's okay. :)

Re: Father By Choice (10:12pm April 30, 2013):

In certain situations, babies or children work perfectly. One author works
in her books the difficulty of to active, alpha personalities dealing with
having to leave their child with someone else, with having to find someone
they trust to leave their child with. She has also worked in her gay couple
planning to adopt or have a baby through surrogacy. I also like the single
parent who is super picky about a new partner because of their child(ren).
Children can work in a Romance! :)

Re: The Seven-Day Target (1:13pm April 29, 2013):

I love Suspense, and I was like you when I found Romantic Suspense!! Yay!! This is the ticket!!

Re: Last Chance Book Club (12:33pm April 7, 2013):

i love me some boys in the red, white, and blue - the Chicago
Cubs that is!! Hopefully, I'll get to see them play in person
this year - it's been 5 years since I last did...
Your Last Chance series sounds like fun!

Re: Once Tempted (9:53pm April 1, 2013):

Sounds like real fun read! I once took a trip to the Grand Tetons - that's
the trip that changed my life - puts everything in perspective. You are so
teeny compared to one of God's mountains. :)

Re: An Encounter at the Museum (9:10pm March 2, 2013):

I can't think of any odd places I've gone on dates, but my ex and I used to
go to every museum we came across. Too many times, we stayed too late
or got there too late - we were "ran out" of several museums. ;)

Re: The Family Way (9:01pm March 2, 2013):

I find I'm one of the few people left who send Chrustmas cards - at least
from my generation. I loved getting letters. Or post cards. When my great-
grandparents were still alive and well enough to enjoy travelling, my
Grandma Rene would send me a post card from wherever they were. And
as a pre-teen, a friend went to California; I timed our letters back and forth
- it took three days! :)

Re: Into the Spotlight (8:46pm March 2, 2013):

My favorite Las Vegas series would be CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
You get a crime show AND Las Vegas!!

Re: Protector (8:32pm March 2, 2013):

I ALWAYS take a book with wherever I go! I would take them in
restaurants if I could get away with it - and do when I'm alone. If going on
a trip, I take several along. I don't remember how many I made it through
on my week long trip out West. On re-reading favorites, every Summer, I
read the Harry Potter series! ;)

Re: The Moses Quilt (2:27am February 17, 2013):

Sounds like a great read - especially since my degree is in History!!

Re: The Moses Quilt (2:24am February 17, 2013):

Soun

Re: The Eldritch Conspiracy (3:49pm February 12, 2013):

Most of the time, I am sorely disappointed in the movie version of a good book. The Notebook is a big thorn in my side - I was really excited watching it in the theater - all through the movie, they were sticking close to the book. And then - they absolutely ruined it, and The Wedding, with how they ended it. Grrr!!! I saw the Harry Potter movies BEFORE I read the books - there's still I'm a little disappointed in, but for the most part, not to bad - AWESOME casting. Then there's Girl, Interupted. Wow. Did they ever do SO much better a job with the movie than the book - I never thought I'd live to say a movie was better than the book; saw the movie, decided, might as well read the book, it'll be even better. Nope.

Re: To Brie or Not to Brie (11:30am February 7, 2013):

I have days when I feel I've lost my muse...maybe like on Charmed when the demon was sucking them into his ring...

Re: In From The Cold (10:51pm February 3, 2013):

I've never had the pleasure of dog-sledding. My favorite Winter sport
would be basketball - but I'd rather curl up with a good book!

Re: Murder for the Halibut (9:34pm January 27, 2013):

You're funny! That's reason enough for me to have to try your books! :)

Re: After the Rain (4:52pm January 21, 2013):

Maybe a few classes in college could use a do-over. There are a few that
if I tried just a bit harder on one paper or one test, I would have had an A
instead of a B...

Re: Beeline To Trouble (3:13am January 19, 2013):

I now love love love cozies and I don't see a thing wrong with a little
romance - juicy romance - in a cozy!!

Re: Finding Home (8:12pm January 13, 2013):

Sounds like a great read! And I love series books!!

Re: In His Brother's Place (12:20pm January 6, 2013):

Oh, Contempory!!

Re: Christmas On Mimosa Lane (9:24pm December 26, 2012):

I was seven years old and had just in September gotten a bedroom of my
own for the first time - which had meant new furniture. For Christmas, my
family managed to sneak past my bedroom window (right by where I slept)
and into the house the matching desk. What surprise I felt Christmas
morning!! I kept trying to sit in "my spot", and my family kept trying to get
me to turn around. My mom was waiting with her camera...it was
awesome!!

Re: Renegade (9:23pm December 24, 2012):

It's not a holiday, but every Summer I read the entire Harry Potter series!
;). Christmas time isn't Christmas time without Rudolph the Red Nose
Reindeer and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! And I like to read at least
one Christmas romance. :)

Re: Against The Odds (4:58pm December 19, 2012):

My mom and I wear matching or similar pjs, then we get up and open presents on Christmas morning. Then we eat breakfast. That's our ususal traditions. We've added Midnight Mass. And we've added numbering last, next to last, 3rd to last, etc of opening gifts... ;)

Re: Deadly Patterns (1:16pm December 16, 2012):

My grandmother's Snickerdoodles and my grandfather's Pecan Pie!!!

Re: Love Thy Sister (4:15pm December 11, 2012):

Knowing so many languages gas got to be a serious plus in the writing
department! Congrats in everything good that us finally happening for you!
You obviously deserve it all!!

Re: Counterfeit Cowboy (12:38pm December 11, 2012):

I pucture who the author describes. We may have a different person in
mind, but I see who they describe. :)

Re: Jane's Gift (12:47pm December 9, 2012):

One Fine Fireman by Jennifer Bernard and now, Jane's Gift!!

Re: Wish Upon A Christmas Star (8:30am December 2, 2012):

Yes, sadly, my wish is for my family to go back to the way we used to
be...

Re: Mistletoe, Merriment, and Murder (12:58pm December 1, 2012):

Sounds like a fun read!!

Re: Conspiracy Of Angels (5:47pm October 31, 2012):

Typical men!! Hah! ;)

Re: Midnight Exposure (1:09pm October 30, 2012):

Well, one of my FAVORITE heroines would have to be Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series; she is all of the things you mentioned above, smart, resourseful, and she's a witch! Other than Hermione, ANY of Suzanne Brockmann's heriones come to mind. Almost all of them are regular, everyday women, but put to the test or if their family or friends are threatened, watch out!

Re: Sultry With A Twist (1:10pm October 19, 2012):

Would they walk up to any other stranger and start asking about their sex life? Would they like it if you returned the questions? What makes them think it's ANY of their business?! Good grief! :)

Re: The Shadowy Horses (12:34pm October 14, 2012):

If done correctly, dialect adds to a great read. Adds to the believability. JK
Rowling did a wonderful job in the Harry Potter series - it was printed in
both British English and American English, but left enough in the
American version to hear the accent.

Re: Run The Risk (3:10pm October 10, 2012):

Suz Brockmann's Izzy does a few dishonorable things, but for the right reasons - including trying to give the woman he loves a divorce.

Re: Against His Will (12:31pm October 8, 2012):

It's hard to read a book if you don't like the hero or heroine, but sometimes you just have to give them a few chapters - they may redeem themselves. And, teach you something in the meantime. Both sound like great reads!!

Re: Until My Soul Gets It Right (5:22pm September 30, 2012):

I'm not in a book club, but would love to be!! This series sounds great! I'm
definitely gonna check it out!!

Re: Renegade (12:04pm September 28, 2012):

Ooh! Prune the keeper shelves?! I'm almost a hoarder when it comes to books...there are certain authors that I will NEVER get rid of their books - some I may even have to be buried with... ;)

Re: A Home For Nobody's Princess (10:35am September 25, 2012):

I totally agree that it's people rather than place that make you feel at home! My mom will always make me feel like home. No matter where we are. I have been in two cities that totally felt like home - but it was because the people were SO welcoming. I was in a little town in Indiana and everyone that drove by waved. If they walked passed you, they spoke - Hi, how are you! The other city was Nashville, TN. I was like, yep, I'm supposed to be here!

Re: Got Game? (11:46am September 22, 2012):

Since to me, Volkeyball is a womens' sport, I once told a guy that he
served like s guy - meant slightly as a put down. ;)

Re: The Curse (5:10pm September 16, 2012):

I read both - real books and ebooks. Still prefer the real deal. ;) of
COURSE I have a keeper shelf - bookcase or two...

Re: Magic Gone Wild (1:21pm August 31, 2012):

Sounds like a lot of fun!!

Re: Fool For Love (10:19am August 29, 2012):

i can't wait to read it!! I had my local B&N put back a copy for me - I'll definitely buy it this first week!!

Re: Allergic To Death (9:04pm August 18, 2012):

I love cozies and these both sound like must reads!!

Re: Creating Fate (3:48pm July 24, 2012):

I ALWAYS listen to my gut - it's rarely wrong. It definitely comes in handy at work - who to trust when they walk through my door and who not to...

Re: Sacrifice of Passion (6:00pm July 20, 2012):

I haven't watched Dexter but I have read the first Dexter - Darkly Dreamy Dexter. LOVED it!! I believe he is a little of both - dark hero AND villian.

Re: The Officer Says I DO (12:03pm July 19, 2012):

The company I work for is MAJOR into acronyms. So I've had to learn plenty. One that has nothing to do with specifically my company but with life in general is KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid. Or CYA - Cover Your A**. But I'll always love SWAK!! Sealed With A Kiss!!

Re: Beef Stolen-Off (12:22pm July 18, 2012):

My humbling moments often come at the Pool Table...

Re: Deep Autumn Heat (4:32pm July 6, 2012):

I'm not big on stepping out of my comfort zone. But I have found I love reading about guys that do not share that fear or just don't live in those zones. This sounds like a great read!!

Re: The Wrangler (11:17am July 5, 2012):

Whooee! They both sound like great reads!! I'll have to check them out!

Re: Into The Darkest Corner (12:16pm June 23, 2012):

Let's try again. I would lI've to join a book group/club but there aren't
many in my area. And I read at a different speed than others so I'm afraid
that would cause a problem for me. I do love getting to meet authors so I
would love for authors to join...

Re: Into The Darkest Corner (12:14pm June 23, 2012):

I woul

Re: Honorable Rancher (12:12pm June 21, 2012):

Everyone read to me - but in my mom's words, I have always been a "do it myself" kinda gal. So, by age 3, I was reading - and memorizing - my own books!! Still read voraciously today!!

Re: Her Forbidden Hero (12:36pm June 19, 2012):

I love reading about military (past or current) heroes. And, yeah, I think there is always a responsibility to get every character right.

Re: Grill Me, Baby (1:43am June 17, 2012):

Cinnamon and sugar toast. The little "cookies" my grandma made -
basically pie crust with sugar - for the strawberries, and peanutbutter
cookies. Baked those with my grandpa. :)

Re: Home For The Summer (10:25pm June 4, 2012):

Summer meant playing softball and visiting family in Ft Wayne, IN. Oh,
yes, there was chasing lightning bugs but also frogs!

Re: Pretty Amy (5:00pm May 10, 2012):

I ALWAYS felt like I didn't necessarily belong and I would escape into books because for the time I was reading, I was in that world and not my own. And, oh yes, I got lost in my music! Still do. Music has ALWAYS been my therapy - listening, playing, dancing, or singing.

Re: Hannah's Joy (11:20pm May 7, 2012):

This sounds really interesting! I've read Amish stories but not any
Mennonite stories! When I was a little girl, I net to Church once at a
Mennonite Church. I'm pretty sure they were what you're calling Black-
Bumper. And I spoke so quickly back then that when I got back to my
own Methodist Church, they thought I was saying Midnight Church - my
mom had to say it for them. Too funny looking back!

Re: Tempting the Best Man (10:41pm May 5, 2012):

Ooh! I like it HOT!! ;) I live to read romance and if there's good sex
scenes, that's great! And hey, if it ventures into erotica, that's okay, too.
Neither hurts my feelings at all. You're right - it fulfils a need.

Re: Under His Protection (12:38pm April 30, 2012):

I LOVE Alpha heroes!! And, I would love an Alpha Male in my life - I kind of need one to counter my large personality... :D

Re: Enraptured (1:09pm April 26, 2012):

Oddly enough, it would be Roger Thorpe, played by Michael Zaslow, in the Guiding Light. You absolutely loved to hate him yet he was very charismatic and a wonderful father. And of course, you have to go with Lord Voldemort, played by Ralph Fiennes, and the character in the books. Just pure evil and very intelligent, but not quite as smart as he thought he was...

Re: Somebody To Love (5:53pm April 24, 2012):

I've definitely had to start over before - not always a fun thing - but I've learned to have fun again. And I've learned who I am again. An that was definitely fun!

Re: No Dress Required (9:26pm April 21, 2012):

I prefer connected books - series is best, but even trilogies make me
happy! I love visiting with old friends, seeing how they're doing.

Re: Illicit Intuitions (10:07am April 10, 2012):

I would rather it be on Facebook - I have no interest in becoming addicted to Pinterest and don't even want to go to that site... :D

Re: Trouble Me (4:39pm April 9, 2012):

Sounds like a great read!! I'll have to check out this trilogy!!

Re: One Hot Cowboy Wedding (1:01pm April 9, 2012):

It's all of the above, but especially c - they're so darn sexy!!

Re: Vicki's Key (11:54am March 28, 2012):

A well inked tattoo on a man is attractive and being that I'm part Irish, a Celtic tattoo, especially on a man that has some Irish in him, is just HAWT!!

Re: Missing (11:34am March 28, 2012):

The Search

Re: Texas Baby Sanctuary (1:36pm March 27, 2012):

I love books about Texas! I visited when I was 10 and have always sworn I was going back!!

Re: Rule Of Three (10:08am March 13, 2012):

I think the good outweighs the bad... :D

Re: Dire Needs (3:22pm March 5, 2012):

I LOVE series books - prefer them!! I'm like you - I want to "see" these people and places again. And also like you, I like stand alones when they are thriller/suspense... I love your series books!!

Re: Stud (1:47pm February 8, 2012):

Some do, most don't. I watched the Harry Potter series before I read the books, so, I saw the characters as they'd been cast, but I thought they did a great job in casting...

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

Novellas are great - for a bridge between novels, as something quick to read while waiting on a completely different novel, as a way to "meet" a new-to-you author. I've never read series novellas - sounds interesting!

Re: Sex, Lies and Surveillance (12:29pm January 19, 2012):

I don't know, I think I may have a new favorite! Mal!

Re: Scrumptious (12:32pm January 16, 2012):

Still searching for my calling, unfortunately...

Re: Out in Blue (3:54pm September 13, 2011):

I've always loved vampires, but until recently I wouldn't have even thought of an angel in a romantice setting; but I do love the duality of not supposed to have sexuality/having it anyway and the conflict it creates!

Re: Deep Disclosure (1:34pm September 8, 2011):

I try to live in today, but, sometimes, it's hard not to let the past creep in and worry/thoughts of the future...

Re: Love Me Twice (1:22pm August 18, 2011):

Oh, yes! I have rhythym, beat, count. I can dance. I can sing. I am music!

Re: Too Hot To Touch (6:02pm August 3, 2011):

I guess mine would be my first "boyfriend". He was also my first kiss. He was the grandson of family friends. We were 4 goin on 5! There's still a picture of my first kiss floating around the family somewhere!

Re: Magnificent Passage (1:43pm July 12, 2011):

After reading the excerpts, I'm hooked!

Re: Dying For Justice (11:50am June 28, 2011):

ps - or having Sarah Palin as a President.

Re: Dying For Justice (11:50am June 28, 2011):

My greatest fears are losing a loved one and having to live after the volcano at Yellowstone blows and covers the US in ash.

Re: Night Veil (12:39pm June 27, 2011):

I'm not sure I could choose one over the other since they bring such different things to the table, but as a kid watching Justice League, I always thought it seemed like the two of them plus Aqua Man were always fighting over Wonder Woman. Tehe!

Re: City Of Promise (1:45pm June 23, 2011):

Well, I'm not reading anything from that era, but I'm reading Watch Me Die by Erica Spindler and I'll be reading the "In" series by Brenda Novak - Inside, In Seconds, In Close, Burning Down The Spouse by Dakota Cassidy, and The Help by Kathryn Stockett, to name a few. :D

Re: A Ghost of a Chance (3:52pm June 22, 2011):

I often know who's on the other end when the phone rings and sometimes I know someone's name before we're introduced. But mostly, I think I'm more of an empath or like you, I'm good at reading facial ezpressions/tics.

Re: Silver Girl (1:13pm June 21, 2011):

Sounds absolutely lovely! I want to come live at your house!! ;)

Re: Under a Desert Sky (12:51pm June 20, 2011):

My favorite to read it Romantice Suspense!!

Re: Demons Prefer Blondes (10:16am June 20, 2011):

Reading is the best escape ever!!

Re: Louisa And The Missing Heiress (10:29am June 15, 2011):

I am going to have to find these "blood and thunder" stories! Yes, I have imagined or wished that characters would be real and be my friend or a hot man would be real so I could really fall for him!

Re: When Tony Met Adam (12:14pm June 14, 2011):

Hey, Suz! Can't wait to see The Perfect Wedding!

Re: Frostbound (1:50pm June 7, 2011):

Sounds very interesting!

Re: Cover of Darkness (12:29pm June 6, 2011):

Suzanne Brockmann has two series about SEALs - and I love every one!!

Re: The Soldier (1:23pm June 2, 2011):

There's nothing more important than family! I love series books that are about siblings! They make for such great reading!!

Re: The Darkest Sin (11:25am June 1, 2011):

I would go see Big Ben!

Re: Mind Games (5:22pm May 25, 2011):

My stalker list (of authors) would start with Suzanne Brockmann, then there would be Brenda Novak, Erica Spindler, Catherine Coulter, and the list goes on!!

Re: SEALed Forever (6:10pm May 20, 2011):

I love, love, love SEAL stories! And you are doing something for them - you're honoring them by telling their "tales". :)

Re: The Hat (4:33pm May 9, 2011):

My mother and I basically grew up together - she is just shy of 17 years older than me. We were basically two against the world. She instilled in me a sense of right and wrong, gave me good direction, good instincts, good judgement, taught me to never lie and never be lied to; she taught me to never start a fight, but to finish one if someone else decided to start one. And she gave me strength.

Re: Deadly Promises (2:27pm May 9, 2011):

Cannot wait to read this new book!

Re: A Family Affair (12:38pm May 6, 2011):

Wow! That could get interesting really fast! My idea of family? Family sometimes isn't those that you're born with but who you choose.

Re: Love Drunk Cowboy (10:21am May 5, 2011):

Probably just a good looking man! I'm not sure if I'd want to wear red boots when I could just put on my teal ones, but hey, I'm up for an adventure!

Re: The Legend Of Michael (1:25pm May 2, 2011):

Sounds very interesting! Gonna have to pick it up. The perfect hero always does what is right, even if it is not right for him.

Re: Heart of Deception (5:16pm April 29, 2011):

My aunt ALWAYS has a hat on. I'm one of those that's not sure she could wear a hat - my face and hair and all. But, I sure do look cute in a baseball cap! ;)

Re: My Favorite Countess (10:26am April 28, 2011):

Hawkeye, of course! With House a close second.

Re: Heartache Falls (10:34am April 27, 2011):

I'm afraid I would have been Angel's forever home after she recuperated with me!

Re: The Alchemy of Desire (4:51pm April 25, 2011):

I love alpha and beta males - actually, in real life, it's the beta men that I fall for...

Re: Cowboy Fever (12:34pm April 20, 2011):

Oh, you made me cry! I'm gonna have to pick this book up!

Re: It Happened On Maple Street (2:02pm April 19, 2011):

I can't wait to read it!! Thanks so much for telling your story and for making sure there is somewhere for women and girls to go!

Re: Tangled Threads (10:45am April 18, 2011):

Definitely CBS Monday nites and The Big Bang Theory - and any nite of the week I get to see Criminal Minds!!

Re: Vowed In Shadows (12:12pm April 11, 2011):

Sherlock from Catherine Coulter's FBI Series; she's smart, tough, gorgeous, and got the great guy in book one and he still worships her! ;)

Re: Rock Hard (12:07pm April 4, 2011):

Sounds like a great book! And, yes, those relationships are fun/exhausting!

Re: Yukon Wedding (1:00pm March 28, 2011):

One of my canister set is full of sugar - buried in there would be safe. :)

Re: Tyler (11:50am March 17, 2011):

Can't wait to read this trilogy - it sounds great! Especially working in your Irish Heritage! I'm proud to be part Irish!!

Re: So Close The Hand Of Death (6:07pm March 16, 2011):

I'd do whatever it took to make things right.

Re: Dead on Delivery (5:59pm March 16, 2011):

Wow! I guess you do really need to try to keep track of the little things, especially in a series!

Re: A Taste of Seduction (1:16pm March 11, 2011):

I'm not one to read much Historical, but I'm gonna have to pick this one up! Congrats on a healthy recovery!

Re: Against the Law (1:16pm March 1, 2011):

Congratulations! I have all three books, though I haven't read them...yet!

Re: A Light at Winter's End (11:30am February 24, 2011):

Thanks!

Re: Beneath The Night Tree (4:14pm February 18, 2011):

Sometimes, even the one that you thought was your last love turns out to be just another building block to the "real" one. ;)

Re: Lucky Stiff (10:49am February 15, 2011):

I love escaping to another world - even if it is still ours, just NOT ours. Those characters become my friends and I'm often upset when a series comes to an end. Besides, our first friends WERE our imaginary ones. ;)

Re: Dangerous Secrets (3:46pm February 11, 2011):

I had a change made for me that I thought would be the ruination of my life - instead, I gained myself back, gained new friends, and I'm happier than I've been in a long time! :)

Re: The Mysterious Lady Law (12:49pm February 4, 2011):

When I read She's Come Undone, I kept having to look at the cover to convince myself that, yes, Wally Lamb is a man! And I LOVE Nicholas Sparks - he always manages to get inside a woman's head so beautifully!

Re: Everyone Loves A Hero (1:38pm February 2, 2011):

I don't guess my moment has come - but I sure hope I'm able to step up! :)

Re: The Werewolf Upstairs (4:06pm January 28, 2011):

Entertainment gets you out of your own head and lets you enjoy someone else's for a bit - get away from your own stress and drama.

Re: Ten Ruby Trick (12:01pm January 20, 2011):

Gotta love those bad boys! Always have - always will!

Re: Nocturne (1:07pm January 13, 2011):

I think love at first sight is possible - it's just that most people never get to experience it. My favorite love story is my grandparents', who even though they were from small town, never met each other until he came home from WWII.

Re: Haunted Honeymoon (1:38pm December 27, 2010):

My favorite no matter what time of year it is is Romantic Suspense!

Re: It Happened On Maple Street (1:07pm December 9, 2010):

WOW!! That's all I can say! Wow! I will HAVE to read your book!

Re: Second Chances (5:58pm November 30, 2010):

I think sometimes second chances are possible in romance, but I think it depends on how the first chance ended. If it ended because those involved were too young or because someone had to move away or those involved were already too far apart, then yeah, I think there could be a second chance. If one party involved did something really rotton - like cheating - then there is probably not a chance that there will be a second chance.

Re: The Christmas Clock (6:13pm November 15, 2010):

Oh, I know already I'm gonna cry! Can't wait to read it!

Re: Holiday Grind (11:55am November 5, 2010):

Definitely have to pick this one up! Sounds like a great read! Memories of baking peanut butter cookies with my Grandpa - those are great memories!

Re: Holiday Affair (3:19pm November 1, 2010):

Oh, I'm more for a relaxed Christmas. I used to be the first person in the family up and waiting on everyone else; now, everyone waits on me. I used to wrap beautiful presents with gorgeous bows - now they're lucky if the presents are wrapped. I also give gift cards - you don't have to wrap those. And family tradition insists on frozen doughnuts for breakfast - even though they are next to impossible to find anymore.

Re: Simply Irresistible (5:53pm October 29, 2010):

I'm going to have to pick this series up! They all sound so great - can't wait to get to know them! And I LOVE series books!

Re: An Accidental Seduction (6:22pm October 28, 2010):

Derek Morgan from Criminal Minds, Eric Delko from CSI: Miami, Harry Potter - just to name a few! ;) Your pony is absolutely adorable!

Re: Pinned for Murder (6:04pm October 26, 2010):

That is EXACTLY why I love series books! I love getting to know a cast of characters that you watch grow and change with each book and you love them more and more with each book!!

Re: A Darcy Christmas (1:31pm October 22, 2010):

The children from the Chronicles of Narnia - I loved all of them, but especially the main four - Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy.

Re: Captive Spirit (12:02pm October 20, 2010):

I am the same way - I always say I am a rich source of useless information! This sound very intriguing about the Hohokam Indians!

Re: The Spy Who Saved Christmas (5:17pm October 4, 2010):

I read and play pool for my hobbies/to relax. Also, hang out with my cats. A purring body really does relax you!

Re: When Wicked Craves (12:11pm September 29, 2010):

That's very interesting that your thoughts and surroundings lead to book ideas! I don't usually read paranormal, but your series sounds very interesting - a judicial system... hmmm...

Re: Until Emie (12:38pm September 28, 2010):

Oh, pretty much the same ones that you do! Someone that has to use both brawn AND brain!!

Re: The Bride's Necklace (5:03pm September 27, 2010):

Wooo - those covers for next year's trilogy has me ready to read them! But you're right, a cover can make or break a book for me - unless I'm picking it up because of author name. Some authors, it just doesn't matter - I'm reading the book!! :)

Re: Love Me (4:30pm September 24, 2010):

I would generally say hunky guys alone. But if it is like one of your book covers where the couple is hot, wel... I do prefer cover models to at least resemble what the author has drawn in my head. ;)

Re: Secrets Volume 29 Indulge Your Fantasies (3:42pm September 21, 2010):

I've never read anything set in Scotland, but I'd probably love it as I love stories set in Ireland. My my favorite is any location you can find a military man - doesn't matter what branch, or a special ops man of some other sort. Any where!

Re: Petals From The Sky (3:30pm September 20, 2010):

Both books sound lovely and the premise of the third, well...

Re: Burning Up (10:54am September 15, 2010):

When I was a kid, I kinda made fum of my mom's Harlequin Romances because they looked so cheesy, but I guess as an adult I've always read some sort of romance.

Re: Stolen Son (11:14pm September 10, 2010):

A man that can cry in front of someone else, a strong, independent woman who can swallow her pride and ask for help.

Re: One Fine Cowboy (1:28pm September 7, 2010):

I do love romantic heroes and yes, I'm beginning to love again the cowboy!!

Re: Atlantis Betrayed (5:47pm August 31, 2010):

Music. Sing, play, listen, dance. Music destresses me, can completely change my mood. I can be in the worst mood ever and the right song can put a smile on my face. And of course, read. I carry a book around like a security blanket.

Re: Deadly Fear (12:38pm August 26, 2010):

I don't read that much paranormal, but when I do, I like the kind that are humans with other powers. I normally read suspense, romantic or otherwise, and sometimes it creeps me out to be inside the mind of the monster!

Re: Assassin's Heart (12:35pm August 24, 2010):

I've never tried past life regression, but I've always felt I was a plantation owner's daughter in the Antebellum South.

Re: Seduced by the Wolf (5:56pm August 23, 2010):

Wow! That's all I can say, wow!

Re: Hero (5:20pm August 18, 2010):

I don't usually read reviews of a book unless it's by another author. People can be so biased - if it's not what they generally read, they rip it apart - simply because they didn't completely understand it or it wasn't to their liking. They don't take into consideration such things as, was it written well? They just didn't like the subject matter or the genre.

Re: Rule's Bride (5:18pm August 16, 2010):

I definitely will keep an eye out for them! I love trilogies, quartets, series because I like revisiting with old friends!

Re: Roast Mortem (3:32pm August 16, 2010):

I've worked a few of those pancake breakfasts/spaghetti dinners/haunted houses/etc for our local volunteer fire department and ambulance department. This sounds like a fun read!

Re: Hell, Yeah (10:50am August 11, 2010):

I would ask him what was the first thing that ran through his mind when he first saw Cathy? I loved I Love This Bar and cannot wait to read Hell, Yeah!!

Re: A Highland Duchess (4:28pm August 10, 2010):

I used to imagine that I had married a real, honest to God, cowboy and had moved out West where I sat outside under the huge blue sky and wrote all day - then I remembered I couldn't write - no matter how much I wanted to be able to!

Re: The Quick and the Thread (4:56pm August 7, 2010):

I would LOVE to go to a book signing! But unfortunately, not many authors come to Southern Illinois or anywhere close enough to travel to. Maybe one of these days...

Re: Such A Pretty Face (3:57pm August 5, 2010):

I'm going to have to pick this book up - sounds too good not to read!!

Re: The Goddess of Fried Okra (3:47pm August 3, 2010):

My mother has always believed in me and has always known that I can do whatever I set my mind to and has always felt that I should do what makes me happy, not what makes someone else happy or avoid doing do something becuase it will make someone else unhappy. Like Maude, my family also raised me to believe I can do anything. I have an aunt who's really not my aunt, but she has always stood by me. So, I've been lucking in having strong women in my life.

Re: Moonshine (4:53pm July 20, 2010):

Sounds like a great book! And your right, there's not enough books that show close girl bonds! Suzanne Brockmann usually works in some good friendships.

Re: Ice Cold (9:58pm July 18, 2010):

You're so lucky! I would love to meet many authors, but Suzanne Brockmann, Joe Konrath, Nicholas Sparks, and Colleen Coble, just to name a few!

Re: Revenge for Old Times' Sake (11:37pm July 16, 2010):

I wish characters would talk to me! I would love to be a writer! But, oh well. The muses don't speak to me. Both stories sound very interesting!

Re: Revenge for Old Times' Sake (11:33pm July 16, 2010):

I wish characters would speak to me! I would love to be an author, but the muses just don't ever move me! Oh, well. Both stories sound very interesting!

Re: Murder in the Abstract (2:56pm July 14, 2010):

Unfortunately, I have always loved the bad boys. As I've matured, I have found that I don't particularly like those traits that make them that bad boy, but my brain certainly cannot tell my heart what to feel!!

Re: Ice Cold (4:44pm July 13, 2010):

After having a wreck, driving on ice scares me! Also, brown recluses. Watched the premier of Rizzoli & Isles last night - LOVED it!!

Re: To Conquer a Highlander (4:39pm July 13, 2010):

Oh, my! I collect books, of course; dolphins, turtle, frogs, Cherished Teddies, shot glasses from places I've been or that hold some sort of meaning, jewelry and beads for making my own jewelry, and bookmarks - bought, I made, or from an author!

Re: The Wild Irish Sea (12:57pm July 8, 2010):

Sounds like a great read! I'll have to pick it up!!

Re: Money, Honey (5:20pm July 7, 2010):

My favorite is the brooding alpha male that thinks he is not good enough to be loved by anyone, no matter how much good he does for the world. He is always proven wrong by "the One" woman with enough guts to stick it out!

Re: The Master & the Muses (5:24pm June 28, 2010):

I love a hero that has some sort of internal struggle; he doesn't quite meet his own standards, even though he meets everyone else's, he doesn't see himself through the eyes of his friends or his loved ones. It never hurts when the hero is attractive, but I like to see a hero figure out during the course of the book that he is worth of... Whether that be life, or the woman, or whatever.

Re: Summer Sanctuary (5:40pm June 21, 2010):

The Chronicles of Narnia have always stayed with me. I'm not sure, but I think they've been banned at times. I've always had the goal of reading every (as many as possible at least) book that has been banned in America. I've read several in your list. I loved a Wrinkle in Time! And who didn't Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret. help become the woman they are today?

Re: The Lies We Told (12:27pm June 18, 2010):

That's one of the best trailers I've seen! I already have my "autographed" copy and my mom and I can't wait to read our copies!!

Re: Stolen Son (11:19pm June 17, 2010):

Heck, yeah, we readers love it!

Re: Dragon Unmasked (4:51pm June 16, 2010):

I did go through a time where all I would read were magazines. I've been reading since I was 3, so I knew something must be wrong. I was ill at the time and didn't realize that I didn't have the attention span to read a whole book. I ended up in the hospital and as I started getting better, I started wanting a book again. One of my favorite authors released a book while I was in the hospital and my mom picked it up for me and I've been reading ever since!!

Re: Crush On You (3:56pm June 10, 2010):

Athletic shorts, tank top, a French braid, and sweat! We met playing softball. :)

Re: I Love This Bar (4:00pm June 3, 2010):

This book sounds great! Going out tonight to get it! I have already marked when the others come out in my calendar.

Re: The Making Of A Duchess (12:14pm June 2, 2010):

I never have, but Suzanne Brockmann's Prince Joe has a black ops operative posing as a prince to save the prince's life.

Re: Sex And The Single Earl (1:11pm May 19, 2010):

Small towns are good for romance novels, but sometimes large cities are good for romantic suspense.

Re: Web Of Lies (3:16pm May 17, 2010):

My favorite genre is Romantic Suspense, but believe me, I read a little bit of everything!!

Re: Sex Drive (4:06pm May 10, 2010):

I read both novels and magazines, and you're right, it's about what you have time to read that makes your decision for which you pick up. If I'm also trying to watch tv, it's probably a magazine that I'll read (unless I'm deep into the book and just can't put it down!) But if I have plenty of time, it's a book you'll find in my hands (and sometimes when there's NOT plenty of time! hehe)!!

Re: Rumor Has It (11:50am May 6, 2010):

Sound VERY interesting...

Re: Touching Darkness (5:49pm May 5, 2010):

The best part is feeling I've done something good for someone. The worst part is dealing with the public. Nuf said...

Re: Blood Of The Demon (5:32pm April 30, 2010):

I agree you shouldn't give up on your favorite genre. That said, I have loved vampires all my life, so, yeah, I'm a little tired of everyone trying to cash in on vampires, making them a little over-done. But it's true - there are so many new choices in Urban Fantasy and Paranormal, that you just have to keep your eyes and ears open and your mind!

Re: A Thread So Thin (6:07pm April 26, 2010):

I think if I went back to change any decision, it would be what I majored in in college.

Re: Dead Head (5:50pm April 16, 2010):

I can't wait to read this!! I may read out of order and skip to this one!!

Re: The Firefighter's Secret Baby (5:32pm April 16, 2010):

I'm definitely going to pick this book up! I love firefighters (what's not to love?!)! Of course, then I'll be hooked and I'll be looking for the books that came before!

Re: Demonkeepers (5:43pm April 14, 2010):

They all sound very interesting! I love series books - you get to fall in love with new heros/heroines but you still get to visit with old friends!!

Re: Big Bad Wolf (10:47am April 10, 2010):

I hate picking up a book that looks really good then finding out that it's in the middle of a series - I feel I'm missing back story, but you can generally figure out timeline. Your situation would really stink! It would relly have to be good to keep trying!

Re: The Darcy Cousins (1:18pm April 5, 2010):

That's too funny! I'll have to check into your books!!

Re: The Highest Stakes (1:32pm April 1, 2010):

Sounds very interesting! And the mixing of fact with fiction - OH!

Re: A Certain Wolfish Charm (12:29pm March 31, 2010):

Sounds like an interesting book! You asked our preferences - I love romantic suspense.

Re: An Earl to Enchant (10:38am March 31, 2010):

One of mine actually comes from a blonde joke - the punch line is "duh, big red truck"!, so when someone says or does something "stupid" or obvious, they get a "duh, big red truck!".

Re: Flirting With Forever (1:10pm March 30, 2010):

The Scream has always intrigued me - what made him scream? And I love O Starry Night.

Re: Aries Rising (12:57pm March 26, 2010):

I used to dream that I had married a true cowboy and was living out West where I'd work outside - writing. Then one day I woke up and told myself, "You can't write." I've always wished I could, but... So breaking into fiction and finding an agent aren't my biggest concerns - learning to write - well, one of these days! ;)

Re: Almost Home (5:10pm March 24, 2010):

Like them both, but paperbacks are easier to read while you are eating. TeeHee!

Re: Something About You (1:37pm March 19, 2010):

I already have this book in my B&N Wishlist and I'm gonna have to pick it up! The more I read about it, the more I have to have it! I love suspense, but throw in some humor and it's great - perfect even. I LOVE when the hero and heroine can't stand each other at first, then have to fight their attraction to each other, then eventually end up together!!

Re: The Highlander's Sword (10:35am March 18, 2010):

My Romantic Hero wears cammys and war paint. Didn't the Celts wear war paint? That would be the connection I see, well other than the whole Alpha Male thing! :)

Re: Forget Me Not (5:04pm March 16, 2010):

I love it!!

Re: The Scarlet Lion (12:40pm March 11, 2010):

What a creative way to think through your writing! That's great! And EVERYONE should love Meatloaf!
ps - I've been known to read and sing at the same time!

Re: Naked Edge (1:28pm March 1, 2010):

I think you need some sameness, but it's true, opposites do attract. My Great-Grandparents always joked that when they went to vote, they cancelled each other out! ;)

Re: Accidentally Demonic (10:44am February 18, 2010):

This sounds like a great series! I'll have to pick them up!

Re: Hold On Tight (1:14pm January 26, 2010):

ps - I just finished Hard To Hold and will start Too Hot To Hold today. LOVED Hard To Hold!!

Re: Hold On Tight (1:14pm January 26, 2010):

I LOVE to find a new word or phrase! I stop to look it up when I can and when I can't, I write it down - on paper or in my mind - to look up later. The most I've ever had to do this was when I was reading Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil (GREAT book). I learned a LOT about Savannah and Georgia AND new words!!

Re: Down By The River (1:43pm January 25, 2010):

Troubleshooters series - Suzanne Brockmann - nuf said!

Re: Dead Head (1:13pm January 21, 2010):

Go for it!! Accessorize well and you'll be a winner. And definitely Macy's for bras and not Victoria's Secret! Their bra straps are too long.

Re: Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy (12:36pm January 11, 2010):

I wish I could write. I've always dreamed of it, but I'll leave it to those who can! ;)

Re: Dangerous Highlander (3:49pm January 4, 2010):

I knew that often authors had little to say about their titles - don't think that it is quite right, but... I do love it though when I find the title in the book - I like books like that and I always look for the title to show up!

Re: Angel Lane (3:06pm December 30, 2009):

I've only kept one resolution my whole life, so my New Year's Resolution is to not make a New Year's Resolution. Yours are great!

Re: Gentlemen Prefer Succubi (12:59pm December 18, 2009):

Have to go with the Angel Bark since I don't care for cherries in chocolate.

Re: Sounds to Die By (4:50pm December 9, 2009):

Might sound selfish, but I want to give it to myself! I'm hoping for a "reader" for Christmas and this would make a great "first" e-read! Thanks!

Re: Urgent Care (4:46pm December 9, 2009):

I would rather read whatever Holiday Homicide you have cooked up!

Re: Scorched (11:12am December 1, 2009):

Sounds interesting - may just have to pick them up!

Re: Over My Dead Body (5:31pm November 16, 2009):

My grandmother also kept Cool Whip containers and butter containers, cause you just never knew when you might need something to store something in. There was ALWAYS a jug of sweet tea in the fridge - made with tea bags in a pot of boiling water. And to this day, when asked what my favorite smell is - it is cinnamon and sugar toast - that Grandma always made for me!!

Re: Love You To Death (1:26pm November 12, 2009):

I LOVE Romantic Suspense - that's my favorite to read. Yeah, I guess we do see the hero from the heroine's love struck glasses - but we all want to see someone that way.

Re: The Monuments Men (11:43am November 12, 2009):

Thanks to all Veterans and to those men and women still serving!

Re: One Lucky Cowboy (2:02pm November 5, 2009):

This sounds like a great trilogy - I'll have to pick the series up if I don't win!

Re: The Wrong Side of Dead (11:44am November 4, 2009):

Different strokes for different folks - but can you imagine - being married to someone old enough to be your great-grandfather or maybe even great-great-grandfather? I personally don't have a daddy complex. The Wrong Side of Dead is next in the TBR pile! Can't wait!!

Re: Killjoy (4:59pm November 3, 2009):

Suzanne Brockmann's villains. All Batman villains. Voldemort. Magneto isn't always a villain, so you definitely have a love/hate relationship with him. Mariah Stewart's villains. Just to name a few!

Re: Captive Desires (1:18pm November 2, 2009):

I love watching dancing, but my favorite passtime is/was/and will always be reading!

Re: Haunted (4:09pm October 30, 2009):

Samantha and Tabitha of course. Glennda the Good Witch. The original Witches of Eastwick. Jenny Weasley and Hermoine Granger. All the witches, young and old, of Practical Magic. You can't forget And you can't forget the witches from Hocus Pocus!

Re: Kindred In Death (1:48pm October 28, 2009):

I TRY not to buy for myself, but I always buy myself a Christmas and Birthday present. I feel guilty if I splurge on myself at this time of year. And there are LOTS of books I'm looking forward to!!

Re: Mr. Darcy Vampyre (1:41pm October 28, 2009):

What a new twist on Mr Darcy! Sounds like fun!

Re: My Unfair Lady (12:14pm October 26, 2009):

This sounds like a fun book!

Re: Santa Honey (2:11pm October 23, 2009):

I'm scared because I've heard this before - that some of my favorite autors may just disappear! How frightening! I'm thinking of going to using a "nook" by B&N, but I'll NEVER stop loving to have a real book in my hand to read and will continue to buy the real thing also! ;)

Re: The Other Mr. Darcy (10:48am October 16, 2009):

Sounds like an interesting story! What an undertaking!

Re: A Marquis To Marry (4:12pm October 14, 2009):

Sounds interesting!!

Re: In Love with Losers (4:56pm October 9, 2009):

I love to read something or see a show or moving that move me!

Re: Out Of The Darkness (5:50pm October 8, 2009):

I LOVE series books! Love not losing friends and having to start all over!

Re: The Lute And The Liar (5:25pm October 7, 2009):

So, your imagination is the limit!

Re: Can't Stand the Heat (11:02am October 6, 2009):

That sounds like a GREAT idea! I'm wanting to read Can't Stand The Heath and that would make a great add in. You have made me want to read it even more by saying he's a happy alpha! I love alpha males! This will be a fun read!!

Re: Love You To Death (12:52pm October 5, 2009):

Can't wait to read Love You To Death! Sounds exciting!

Re: Demon Ex Machina (12:45pm October 5, 2009):

I like the way you think! I'll have to pick up your books! Thanks!

Re: A Dark Love (5:29pm September 30, 2009):

I want to run out and buy this book! There's one more category; those who know exactly what their Spidey sense is telling them and choose to ignore it!! Anyway, can't wait to read A Dark Love!!

Re: Lucky Break (12:48pm September 29, 2009):

I can't wait to read this book. I generally read suspense, but the right author, say, you, for example, can make a Contemporary Romance worth reading!!

Re: Bluegrass Christmas (3:50pm September 28, 2009):

Can't wait to read this one! We all try for that "perfect Christmas", but we'll never truely reach what we have in our minds! ;)

Re: Lakeshore Christmas (11:06am September 25, 2009):

I love, love, love signed books! My problem is, where I live, very few authors ever come! So I do every one of Suzanne Brockmann's virtual signings and I'm super excited when an author will send a signed bookplate to put in a book. I treasure my signed books. Actually, there's not much I like better than a signed book!

Re: Audrey's Door (5:46pm September 18, 2009):

You know you've written well when someone gets that mad - it's just too real! Keep on writing and we'll keep on reading!

Re: I Can Make You Love Me (3:58pm September 17, 2009):

To never see your children again - there are no words! How could one parent be so cruel, not only to the other parent, but to the children! That would be an interesting topic to read about. Thanks!

Re: Beast Warrior (5:41pm September 16, 2009):

When I was a little girl, maybe 4 or 5, my entire family, my mom, uncle, grandma and grandpa, was watching a werewolf movie and everyone but me fell asleep. I watched the entire movie, basically by myself, and was afraid to go to the bathroom by myself for at least a week! Better story, I got to go to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone for the first time last September. I was lucky enough to get to witness a pack of gorgeous wolves having dinner. The alpha male was solid black and utterly beautiful! His pack were all the gray, black, white wolves, but he was solid black. They took my breath away!

Re: Guardian (4:22pm September 15, 2009):

Thanks for the tips!

Re: The Splendor Falls (2:13pm September 11, 2009):

Any of Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooters series where hero and heroine Sam Starrett and Alyssa Locke are involved - there's ALWAYS chocolate syrup!!

Re: The Treasures Of Venice (3:54pm August 27, 2009):

I celebrate my anniversary of when I started working where I do; I celebrate my Alma Mater's Homecoming.

Re: Air Time (4:51pm August 26, 2009):

Hopefully today IS my You Never Know Day! I thougth I had found "the One", but, I was very wrong. Can't wait to read this series!

Re: Feels Like The First Time (4:28pm August 26, 2009):

The idea of going to a masked ball, where you couldn't tell who anyone was and no one knew it was you has always intrigued me! But a costume that would represent what I do without the obvious would be difficult; but if I went as some other facet of my life, I could go as a librarian because I love books so much!

Re: The Shortest Distance Between Two Women (5:44pm August 25, 2009):

Radishland!

Re: In the Master's Bed (12:57pm August 24, 2009):

I don't have any kids "going back to school", but I remeber it always brought excitement and trepidation for me. I loved going back to school, but I would get so excited, I would become nervous!

Re: To Tempt The Wolf (12:56pm August 20, 2009):

I would just be happy to be able to write a novel! I have these dreams of marrying a real cowboy and while he's out on the range, I've got an outdoor writing table set up and I write these lovely books out under the big, blue sky - then I remember that I can't write!

Re: Tortured (12:42pm August 18, 2009):

I don't usaully read historical fiction, but I'm gonna HAVE to pick up this book - it's too intriguing not to!

Re: Beloved Vampire (1:16pm August 17, 2009):

I'm with you on all three counts. I've loved vampires for so long, that now that they're so popular, I'm afraid of what someone trying to cash in on all the hoopla has to say. Sounds like yours would be worth reading!

Re: Trust Me (1:12pm August 14, 2009):

Awesome blog! Thanks for the warnings! I would also worry that I forgot to thank someone. Your book looks interesting - I'll have to pick it up!

Re: Breaking Loose (1:07pm August 13, 2009):

I personally love Romantic Suspense. That's just what I prefer to read. I would love to write - in my fantasies I'm a writer - but in reality... Oh, and, 1992 Pontiac Sunbird.

Re: Whispers of the Dead (4:53pm August 12, 2009):

Sounds...interesting... I may have been a little weary about the time of day!

Re: Chosen To Die (12:38pm August 11, 2009):

I also love series books - I'm never ready to completely let go of a character or characters. I have LOVED the TO DIE series! Can't wait to read Born To Die!

Re: The Perfect Couple (2:00pm August 10, 2009):

ps - I can't wait to read Brenda's new trilogy! I have the first book! And I read the Last Stand trilogy.

Re: The Perfect Couple (1:57pm August 10, 2009):

I DID have a favorite author disapear - Dee Henderson. I've been told by another author than knows her that she's a bit of a recluse, but I always check to see if she's put anything new out there. I love to read so I'm always looking for new authors, but I still miss her!

Re: Nothing But Scandal (1:19pm August 7, 2009):

I prefer a strong heroine who gives as good as she gets and those are the ones I'm more likely to remember instead of just remembering teh hero - so, I guess, yeah, I'd like to think that I'm the heroine, or at least be like her!

Re: Spackled And Spooked (10:58am August 6, 2009):

These sound like great reads! I'll have to check them out!

Re: Dark Hunger (1:29pm August 5, 2009):

Hi Rita! We have Cry Baby Bridge where supposedly you can hear a baby crying from under the bridge at a certain time. Also, there was supposedly an accident (in the past 10 or so years) where a baby was ejected from the vehicle and hit a sign and everyone that drove by the sign after was freaked out because you could see the shape of a baby in fetal position dented into the sign; they complained and it was replaced with a new sign, but the dent came back.

Re: Babydoll (11:57am August 4, 2009):

I've always been impressed by couples who could work together - I've always figured that you need to be separate in work to keep from killing each other!

Re: Face Time (2:26pm July 28, 2009):

I ordered signed copies from Mystery Lovers Bookshop of all three books! Can't wait to read them! My mom & I basically grew up together - so most of the time, we get along great!!

Re: Waking Nightmare (12:47pm July 22, 2009):

At the end of a bad day, I just want to either win the lottery or marry someone rich! Most days, it would be a job where I never deal with the public again! But owning a bookstore of my own or working in a large (like a university) library would also be my ideal!

Re: Divorced, Desperate and Deceived (1:53pm July 21, 2009):

I'm gonna have to pick up your books! If your books are half as funny and entertaining as your interview, they'll be great!

Re: Bending The Rules (1:19pm July 20, 2009):

I can handle most situations, but I'm a big cry baby - cry over movies, commercials - cry when I sad or when I'm happy!

Re: Swimsuit (5:42pm July 17, 2009):

How great is turn-about! Glad your happy following your dream - wish I could write! Thanks!

Re: Bluegrass Blessings (12:18pm July 16, 2009):

Both are best, but I cry enough in real life - I'd rather laugh! But give me good suspense - that makes a keeper for me!

Re: Earth Guys Are Easy (11:39am July 16, 2009):

I've always said I was born too late - should have been a college age kid during Viet Nam instead of being born in the middle of it! Rock on, Janis!

Re: By Hook Or By Crook (12:23pm July 14, 2009):

I love craft mysteries! Laura Childs got me hooked with her Scrapbooking Mysteries! I'll definitely have to try your books!

Re: In The Garden Of Sin (11:59am July 14, 2009):

Gonna have to read these! Great research!!

Re: Dragons Prefer Blondes (12:37pm July 8, 2009):

Wolverine for sure! Maybe Aquaman or Robin if he's anything like Chris O'Donnell!

Re: The Scot And I (4:07pm June 25, 2009):

I generally don't mind when a favorite changes - it's still their writing! One changed for a brief series and wrote in the 1st person - it was so different for her, but still very good!

Re: Seducing an Angel (1:12pm June 23, 2009):

I love "love stories" - they usually make me cry if I can feel their love!

Re: Jump (1:25pm June 18, 2009):

This sounds like a great read! I'll have to check it out!

Re: Last Resort: Marriage (12:05pm June 17, 2009):

Mine would be the Chronicles of Narnia; when CS Lewis wrote this series, he dedicated it to his niece and said read them now then put them away until you are an adult and read them again then. Every time I read one of them, I find something I missed before! I generally can't re-read a book, but these I can!

Re: Beyond The Code Of Conduct (10:43am June 16, 2009):

Yes, men should read - then they might know what we need! They'd at least know why we read romance!

Re: From Friend To Father (1:05pm June 15, 2009):

I like to lose myself in someone's story - not reality and I LOVE a happy ending!

Re: The Beautiful Being (5:13pm June 12, 2009):

Just by know this much, you are further along than most of us!

Re: Spotlight On Desire (12:20pm June 11, 2009):

I agree with Judy - I like finding the title - but I like it to sneak up on me - find it when I'm least expecting to find it!

Re: Deep Down (3:44pm June 10, 2009):

I'm definitely going to have to read this! And if ginseng is so powerful, I hope they rescue it so we'll all have plenty!

Re: To Ruin The Duke (3:39pm June 9, 2009):

Any book where an alpha male and an alpha female are thrown in together - they snipe at each other until they can't stand to be away from the other!

Re: Final Approach (3:49pm June 8, 2009):

I've definitely done a bunch of those, especially stay up too late, and I've paid WAY too much money for a book before!

Re: The Promise (12:50pm June 5, 2009):

These books sound great! I'll have to check them out (& I usually don't read historicals!)!

Re: Lucky Streak (1:33pm June 3, 2009):

Oh, yeah, luck exists, more so for some than others!

Re: The Baby Bond (1:31pm June 3, 2009):

Sounds like you had a blast!

Re: Lip Service (4:02pm June 1, 2009):

I want to take surfing lessons; I want to go to the Canadian Rockies and see a Spirit Bear; I want to go to British Columbia and Whale watch!

Re: A Thread Of Truth (11:12am May 29, 2009):

I can't wait to read these two books!

Re: Beneath Bone Lake (1:32pm May 28, 2009):

Cockroaches will still be here even after a nuclear holocaust; you can cut the head off of a cockroach and it will live for three days; you can freeze a cockroach, and it will still be alive when it thaws!

Re: Beneath Bone Lake (11:33am May 28, 2009):

Cockroaches! I have a couple of stories about them, but the worst is one day a woman came into my office; when she opened up her purse, roaches started crawling out - all over the place including one that was crawling up her! She didn't even seem to notice! I finished waiting on her and she left - I ran out to the bathroom and threw up - twice! The girl I worked with hurriedly sprayed my work area while I was in the bathroom. The rest of the day, whether they were really there or not, I saw cockroaches EVERYWHERE!

Re: Dragons Prefer Blondes (5:19pm May 27, 2009):

I'm a little bit of both; I always keep track of when my favs have books coming out and read them as soon as I can, just not necessarily in any order; but I also find new authors and just have to read them also. I don't "plan" reading time, I just make it work! I read in any down time, I read at lunch, if I'm traveling and someone else is driving, I read then. I've even bought reading lights to keep on reading on the road or when camping and didn't remember a book light!

Re: Master Of Craving (1:37pm May 27, 2009):

I squirm a lot because it's usually when I can't do anything about it that I have extra energy to burn - I'm definitely a knee bouncer!

Re: A Little Light Magic (3:36pm May 26, 2009):

I'm an only, and I've always been a typical only. I can't wait to read this book!

Re: Saved By The Monarch (1:27pm May 20, 2009):

I would love for a prince from another country to come claim me as his bride! This sounds like a very interesting read!

Re: Killer Cuts (12:34pm May 20, 2009):

Can't wait to read a lot of these books and the series they are a part of! Gotta love series books!

Re: Moonburn (3:24pm May 19, 2009):

Sounds like an interesting read no matter which category it falls under! And I don't think there's anything wrong with falling in more than one category!!

Re: Mistress (5:18pm May 18, 2009):

Some of my favorite books have had many characters in them, so that doesn't bother me. Having a name I struggle with or can't pronounce doesn't bother me much, because I come up with my own pronunciation of it. But my curiosity (good thing I'm not a cat) sometimes gets the best of me wondering the correct pronunciation!

Re: Kissing The Man Next Door (1:51pm May 18, 2009):

I have never in my life had a neighbor worth thinking about having a relationship with! But it would be hard to still live next to them if it ended - it would be hard to see them with someone else.

Re: Taking Flight (4:11pm May 15, 2009):

Who wants 2nd best?! I love suspense, but my favorite is romanitc suspense!

Re: The Infamous Rogue (12:25pm May 14, 2009):

It depends on the circumstance; I've loved both kinds of stories under the right circumstances!

Re: With a Twist (1:19pm May 8, 2009):

Patience is hard! It is not my greatest virtue. The Serenity Prayer is often prayed, but sometimes it's more like "grant me patience, but hurry up!" I'll have to check out your series!

Re: Red Kiss (1:28pm May 7, 2009):

When is/was it released? Can't wait to read it!! ;)

Re: Bunco Babes Tell All (1:10pm May 6, 2009):

I have a friend that plays Bunco & loves it! This series sounds wonderful!!

Re: Sea Lord (3:46pm May 5, 2009):

I always loved The Gift of the Magi, The Raven, and The Changeling. I would love to see a romance similar to The Gift of the Magi.

Re: Comfort Food (11:28am May 4, 2009):

There's almost always at least one book waiting to be read as soon as I finish the one I'm reading - what often derails that is if a favorite author releases something before I get to the next book - the new book always has to jump ahead!

Re: Relentless (10:24am May 4, 2009):

I usually don't read futuristic, but this one sounds very interesting. I generally go for the alpha males and the strong women who put up with them.

Re: Fight Fire With Fire (1:36pm May 1, 2009):

I LOVE military/ex-military heroes! I am adding your Dragon One to my TBR list!!

Re: Wild Heat (11:58am April 30, 2009):

These books sound great! Coming from a firefighting family, I will definitely pick that one up! And coming from a sports fan family, your "Game" books sound great!!

Re: The Madness Of Lord Ian Mackenzie (12:04pm April 29, 2009):

Ian sounds interesting! My favorite kind of hero? The ones that are bad boys in their youth and are rescued from their bad ways, and ending up in jail or dead, by some branch of the military and usually a mentor.

Re: Enchanting the Beast (1:03pm April 28, 2009):

I would definitely be a were-tiger!

Re: Heartbreak River (1:06pm April 27, 2009):

Music has always defined me; whether it's listening, playing, or singing, music is my release.

Re: Rescue Me (2:05pm April 24, 2009):

I will definitely have to pick up this series! They sound so interesting!

Re: The Promise (4:46pm April 23, 2009):

I started VERY young reading - I was one of the "do it myself" children and an only child. Yeah, boardgames are the WORST gift to give to an only child. And I've been reading ever since. To combat loneliness, boredom, or just to escape to another local - one far away and exotic that I'll never see outside of my mind's eye.

Re: Cleopatra's Perfume (1:20pm April 23, 2009):

Having a character you can't get out of your head is exactly the reason that I LOVE series arcs.

Re: Take Me Two Times (5:34pm April 21, 2009):

I can't wait to read this series!

Re: While My Sister Sleeps (12:39pm April 17, 2009):

How exciting (& exhausting) your life must be! I'm on MySpace & Facebook, but I haven't figured out what a Twitter is yet!!

Re: Mastering The Marquess (12:31pm April 16, 2009):

I'm an only child, so I don't know personally about having a sister, but I used to watch my younger cousins fight all the time and then I would tell them they would be best friends someday. For the most part, I was right!! As for sisters in fiction, I love the sisters of the heart in Sherryl Woods Sweet Magnolias series. And I also love the sisters (and brothers) from Dee Henderson's O'Malley Family series1

Re: The Texas Twins (1:47pm April 15, 2009):

Texas Twins sounds interesting - may have to pick it up! And, oh, yeah, titles and covers influence purchases of authors I don't know!!

Re: The Heir's Scandalous Affair (1:28pm April 14, 2009):

I prefer series books - I like going back and seeing what old friends (or nemesis') are up to. And I always love making new friends that are brought into the series!

Re: Last Gasp (4:09pm April 9, 2009):

I love Romantic Suspense! I'd rather read that than anything else!

Re: 4 Bodies And A Funeral (5:57pm April 8, 2009):

Never thought about how much the two have in common!

Re: Temptation Ridge (1:25pm April 6, 2009):

Yeah, when our lives are turned upside down, especially from the fallout of something someone else did, we need to seek solace, and I also turn to books. They are good for escapism!

Re: The Wine Seekers (1:08pm April 3, 2009):

Of course, authors put a little of themselves in their characters; it's a little like having children!

Re: A World I Never Made (10:43am April 3, 2009):

I love suspense novels and you're right, they should also be character driven, plot just isn't enough to keep the readers attention. This book sounds really interesting!

Re: Red-Headed Stepchild (1:32pm April 1, 2009):

A hairless cat? Poor kitty - they're so ugly!

Re: The Inn at Eagle Point (4:57pm March 31, 2009):

Can't wait to read this series!

Re: Whisper of Warning (1:33pm March 31, 2009):

You & the folks here have named most of my favorite "page-turning" authors. One not mentioned is JA Konrath and his alter-ego, Jack Kilborn. His Konrath series is about a Chicago cop & is suspense & comedy; He just 3/31 released his first Jack Kilborn book and it is the SCARIEST book I have ever read including Pet Semetary! And Charlotte Hughes series about a Psychologist is also comedy & suspense. But definitely anything by Suzanne Brockmann, Catherine Coulter, Patricia Cornwell, Nicholas Sparks, and I could go on!!

Re: Kiss Of Darkness (2:32pm March 27, 2009):

I would love to win on of these books so I could start reading about them! Woohoo!!

Re: Pursuit (11:28am March 24, 2009):

These both sound awesome! I'll have to check them out!

Re: To Beguile A Beast (1:14pm March 23, 2009):

Sounds very interesting. The whole series sounds very itneresting!!

Re: Evil In Carnations (3:33pm March 20, 2009):

Amen! Thanks the Lord for boring days!

Re: Sophie's Secret (4:00pm March 19, 2009):

Sounds like a town I'd like to visit.

I just purchased the last More Than Words; I always love seeing women, especially well-known women, giving other women a hand up!

Re: A Knife Edge (1:20pm March 18, 2009):

Vin sounds like a man I need to read about! I have to check your books out!

Re: Would-Be Witch (5:44pm March 16, 2009):

Favorite fictional place is definitely Narnia! I would like to go back to WWII and help free as many Jews and other captives of Hitler as possible!

Re: The Deepest Cut (1:35pm March 13, 2009):

Those are great tips! I'm going to copy and paste them so that I will always have them! Thanks!

Re: Intimate Beings (4:41pm March 12, 2009):

I love the stories also. But what happens when you're the end of your line - who keeps the stories that need to be kept?

Re: Simple Wishes (5:06pm March 11, 2009):

I'm also fascinated with many different things and ALWAYS have my nose in a book! Your new book sounds very fascinating also! I would love to have a copy!

Re: 4 Bodies And A Funeral (3:42pm March 10, 2009):

When I started college, my grandmother bought me a whistle she expected me to carry around everywhere with me and would freak out if I had to be on campus at night. I finally told her she didn't trust me - that I always walke with my keys ready to jab into someone's eyes and I carried my backpack on my left shoulder making it easy for me to grab with my right hand and swing at someone.

Re: Summer On Blossom Street (11:01am March 9, 2009):

I prefer series over stand-alone simply because I start feeling as if these people are my friends and I don't want to leave them.

Re: Book of Sudoku (10:52am March 9, 2009):

Loaned one out. You never get them back!

Re: Scandal (3:59pm March 6, 2009):

I don't usually care for Historicals - and maybe I've just tried to read some that weren't necessarily well written - there have been a few that I've liked. My degree is in History, so you'd think that I'd prefer Historicals - but I prefer Contemporaries. I read one years ago that I really liked, but I don't remember the name of it and one I read recently that I really liked was actually a cross over - Contemporary & Historical - Seducing Mr Darcy by Gwen Cready.

Re: Bride By Command (12:11pm March 3, 2009):

My favorite fairy tale isn't a romance, I don't remember the name, I think it's a Grimm's, but it's about the animals and how they work together.

Re: The Better To Hold You (11:11am March 3, 2009):

Most certainly! Especially now that we are getting a generation past those men who were raised by fathers that raised their sons to not show emotion. Men have finally figured out that women think more of the men that can show their emotions, and dare I say it, cry!

Re: The C.O.O. Must Marry (1:06pm March 2, 2009):

I feel like I'm still on that journey - I still say "I wanna be...when I grow up!"!!

Re: Water For Elephants (11:29am March 2, 2009):

I usually don't change my mind about not reading a book because of the hype, but if I find thru e-mails or blogs an author I've never heard of before, I will often give a new (or new to me) author a try. If they are good, I'll read everything they've written.

Re: Kisses Like A Devil (10:33am February 26, 2009):

My boyfriend took me this past Summer to his favorite place in the world - The Grand Tetons - and now I'm dying to go back! If I'd want anything to be different, it would be to find a way to not have to put down the large animals that get to comfortable around the people that are invading their space.

Re: I, Lorelei (1:39pm February 25, 2009):

Jenny

Re: Dark Of Night (1:20pm February 25, 2009):

Hot Pursuit
Love talking with the Suz!

Re: Vexing The Viscount (11:56am February 13, 2009):

Great research! I bet you had fun! This sounds like a great read!

Re: The Concubine (5:51pm February 12, 2009):

Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks for hosting the blog contest!!

Re: Millionaire's Secret Seduction (5:50pm February 12, 2009):

There used to be a character on a soap opera I used to watch and you always thought, this time, he's going to reform! But you have to have a really good bad guy to make any suspence reading any good!!

Re: Bluegrass Courtship (4:20pm February 11, 2009):

This sounds like a fun time - I know she'll win!!

Re: The Man She Married (1:38pm February 10, 2009):

I keep a Quote a Day, so, thanks!

Re: The Courtier's Secret (4:21pm February 9, 2009):

I read mostly contemporary fiction, but I love to see a "princess" actually come out fighting when she's needed to!

Re: Made To Be Broken (1:33pm February 9, 2009):

First of all, you must have a faulty book of Dark of Night, because my book didn't do any of the falling apart. Of course, I got mine from Suzanne's virtual signing. And did you read the same book I did? It doesn't say anything about Nash going on "covert missions" for money - it was because the Agency or someone pretending to be the Agency was blackmailing him. Did you read Into The Fire? Between the two books, you get that he knew they were trying to kill him and he was afraid they would go thru those closest to him to get to him.

Re: The Secret Life of Bees (1:27pm February 9, 2009):

I always want to read the book first, then maybe see the movie; I'm usually disappointed with the movie. I've read The Secret Life of Bees and the book was awesome! Haven't got to see the movie yet. I disagree with Kathleen on the Notebook, though; they didn't do the ending correctly - now they can't make The Wedding into a movie. Books are 99.99% of the time better than the movie - Girl, Interupted was one of the few times that the movie was better than the book. I haven't read any of the Harry Potter books, but I've seen most of the movies; my step-sons tell me what all has been left out. The last book, The Deathly Hallows, will be made into two movies; they said when they've left stuff out of other movies, it was stuff that wasn't important to the plot, but with the 7th installment, there was too much that was important to the plot, so they divided it into 2 movies.

Re: A Lie For A Lie (1:02pm February 6, 2009):

I'm looking forward to reading this series - I love series esp w/funny female leads!

Re: The Temptation Of The Night Jasmine (5:05pm February 5, 2009):

I don't know that they've changed so much as there are more genres to write in now. I'll always love an alpha male, though!

Re: A Desirable Husband (4:33pm February 3, 2009):

Sounds like you have a lot of fun writing these books!

Re: The Diary of Cozette (4:34pm February 2, 2009):

I love reading about alpha males and females - and I agree with you, I like when they make their own destiny!

Re: Thread of Fear (12:28pm January 21, 2009):

I read and re-read the complete Chronicles of Narnia - they have been the only books I could re-read. C.S. Lewis meant for you to read them at different ages - because you really do get a different meaning out of them every time you read them. I have LOVED seeing them come to the big screen - they follow the books VERY closesly. Also, all the Judy Blume/Beverly Cleary books.

Re: At Grave's End (3:44pm December 31, 2008):

The cover makes me want to go right out and get it! I'll have to check it out! Thanks for writing so the rest of us can read!

Re: Kissing Games Of The World (12:28pm December 30, 2008):

Sandi - your characters sound like some people I need to get to know! Sometimes, reading a really good book, you think, this person could really be my best friend! Thanks for writing!

Re: Mayhem In High Heels (10:23am December 29, 2008):

Definitely sounds like a fun read!

Re: Mayhem In High Heels (10:22am December 29, 2008):

Hello, Gemma! Tell us a little about your new book! We're dying to hear!

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