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717 comments posted.

Re: Etched in Tears (1:54pm November 28, 2017):

My favorite location is Southeastern Alaska---the scenery is gorgeous.

Re: Bookman Dead Style (3:20pm February 28, 2017):

Reading a good cozy is my favorite way to relax. This posting brought back memories of the heavy old typewriter we had at home when I was growing up---and not an electric one either.

Re: War and Peach (3:17pm February 28, 2017):

I practically lived at the library when I was young---I traveled the world through reading.

Re: Restoring Christmas (4:02pm November 22, 2016):

I love feel good holiday stories.

Re: Only Her (2:54pm September 27, 2016):

I have 4 fur babies---2 cats and 2 dogs. The cats are Malachi and Muff-Tuff; the dogs, both beagles, at Benton and Gracie. I love them all dearly.

Re: The California Gold Rush Romance Collection (4:38pm July 27, 2016):

I read a whole series of cozy mysteries because I fell in love the Koko and YumYum, the 2 cats of The Cat Who Series.... I'm a real animal lover so I seem to enjoy books that have animals in them.

Re: Soul's Prisoner (3:42pm June 28, 2016):

I like to read suspense as long as it's not too scary or full of graphic sex.

Re: Almost Like Being in Love (3:39pm June 28, 2016):

I think the most romantic moments can happen anywhere---they are usually totally unexpected.

Re: Title Wave (10:52am June 22, 2016):

I always try to check out an author if I like a book they
wrote to see if they also write under another name. Thanks
for the interview.

Re: Thirty Nights (9:37am February 29, 2016):

Wow! Aiden is one intense person. Thanks for the glimpse
into his psyche.

Re: An Amish Market (9:34am February 29, 2016):

I always try to attend our local humane society walk for
the animals.

Re: An Amish Market (9:30am February 29, 2016):

I think faithfulness and understanding are 2 of the most
important qualities of true love.

Re: To the Stars (9:26am February 29, 2016):

This sounds like an interesting and deep book. Thanks for
te contest.

Re: For Cheddar or Worse (10:45am February 10, 2016):

My favorite is San Antonio--probably because my hubby and I
took our 1st vacation there.

Re: Love, Dogs And Other Catastrophes (10:04am December 13, 2015):

I'm happy about my family's good health and hoping for the
same for next year.

Re: Carry Me Home (10:03am December 13, 2015):

Jason Day, the pro golfer, is my favorite because he
overcame such a tough childhood.

Re: The Royal Conquest (11:22am December 10, 2015):

Totally possibe---I fell in love with my first husband that

Re: Here Today, Gone Tamale (1:21pm December 2, 2015):

You are a new author for me and I'd love to read your book-
--and eat some Mexican food now that you have given me the

Re: How To Seduce A Scot (1:18pm December 2, 2015):

How would I pick a favorite? It's just too hard---those
kilts just strip your brain of all reasoning power.

Re: Rebel Bride (1:16pm December 2, 2015):

I'd love to read this book over the holidays.

Re: One Rogue at a Time (1:15pm December 2, 2015):

I think it's D.

Re: Dangerous Tidings (4:02pm November 11, 2015):

There is a spectacular holiday light display in Duluth that
I really want to see this year.

Re: A Gentleman for All Seasons (3:58pm November 11, 2015):

I love the settings of the Regency--the grandness of the
country houses and the elegance of the clothes---and of
course,the romance.

Re: Sing for Me (10:38am September 21, 2015):

I love hearing family stories---sadly, our family was very
secretive and didn't tell many stories about itself.

Re: Royal Flush (5:44pm September 10, 2015):

My 2 favorite things about Vegas are the shows and the

Re: The Good Neighbor (5:43pm September 10, 2015):

I'm not very creative---so only my cats and dogs are
allowed to see my creations.

Re: A Geek Girl's Guide to Murder (5:41pm September 10, 2015):

I geek books and beagles.

Re: Fudging the Books (2:43pm August 3, 2015):

I like to visit the coast so I can smell the ocean.

Re: As Waters Gone By (3:22pm July 20, 2015):

I don't like to put my thoughts on paper for others to find
and read so I've never journaled.

Re: Once Upon a Heist (3:21pm July 20, 2015):

Fairy tales are fun to read because they seem to have
several layers of understanding.

Re: School's Out for Murder (3:19pm July 20, 2015):

My mother did not allow me to not turn in homework---so I
never had to have an excuse,

Re: Deadly Dye and a Soy Chai (3:17pm July 20, 2015):

I want a stylist at my hair salon that can give a really
good haircut---nothing else is important.

Re: Murder.com (11:56am July 14, 2015):

Castle and Beckett are my current faves.

Re: The Curiosity Keeper (12:34pm July 7, 2015):

I'm not sure what novel I will read next--maybe I'll be
lucky and win this one.

Re: Butter Off Dead (12:32pm July 7, 2015):

I have a lot of cat figurines---I've collected them for
years because I love cats.

Re: The Tide Watchers (1:21pm June 30, 2015):

Some of the things I have seen in life are definitely
stranger than fiction.

Re: Mint Cookie Murder (1:20pm June 30, 2015):

I like books that can make me laugh---this one sounds

Re: Love's Rescue (6:18pm June 15, 2015):

I like heroes who love animals---and they also must be kind
and understanding to people.

Re: London Tides (6:16pm June 15, 2015):

I read fiction to take me to another place.

Re: Murder on Amsterdam Avenue (6:07pm June 15, 2015):

I like a little romance in my mysteries.

Re: Murder Freshly Baked (6:05pm June 15, 2015):

I like the pets---dogs, cats, whatever in cozy mysteries.

Re: 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake (1:30pm June 6, 2015):

Patience, what patience??? I have none.

Re: At the Spy's Pleasure (5:48pm May 30, 2015):

Spies and second chances--what more could you ask for in a

Re: The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook (11:35am April 3, 2015):

Baklava----how I love that stuff.

Re: The Woman of La Mancha (12:08pm April 1, 2015):

Knowing my disorganized self, I would probably write notes
on yellow stickies and have them stuck all over the office.

Re: The Perilous Journey of the Not-So-Innocuous Girl (4:27pm March 20, 2015):

I think pants would be safer in a novel like this,

Re: His Majesty's Secret Passion (4:25pm March 20, 2015):

I'm reading Maureen Jennings Except the Dying.

Re: Assault And Pepper (11:00am March 2, 2015):

I'd love to curl up in my big chair and a half with my
beagles and read this cozy.

Re: At Wolf Ranch (3:59pm February 28, 2015):

I like the ruggedness and self-sufficiency of a cowboy.

Re: A Stitch in Crime (6:05pm February 4, 2015):

I love looking at quilts but do not have the talent to make
them. I like your comparison of them to books.

Re: As Gouda as Dead (5:49pm February 4, 2015):

I've not attended many events----but one of my favorite day
outings was a day at Disneyland many many moons ago.

Re: Meow If It's Murder (7:18pm January 12, 2015):

Cozies with animals are my favorite kind of books. I'm
anxious to read this one.

Re: The Thornless Rose (12:18pm January 8, 2015):

So many choices---but I would have to say Paris during

Re: The Millionaire Rogue (12:16pm January 8, 2015):

There are so many---but for some reason I'm thinking of a
scene in Westside Story---one of my favorite movies ever.

Re: Ashwood Falls Box Set (12:13pm January 8, 2015):

I'd like to be a shifter. But I guess I can only read
about them.

Re: Once Upon a Grind (7:04pm December 9, 2014):

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs----I just love those

Re: If the Shoe Kills (12:49pm November 19, 2014):

I so stress over the holiday dinner, too----and always cook
too much! I'd love to read your book.

Re: Stirring The Plot (10:54am September 30, 2014):

Congratulations on your new release! I always enjoy both
the mystery and the recipes. Thanks for the contest.

Re: Billionaire Blend (11:47pm August 26, 2014):

Another chance for me to "visit" Clare and the rest of the
gang---and make some muffins, too.

Re: Catnapped! (11:18pm July 29, 2014):

Cats and cozies are just a perfect combo.

Re: How To Lose A Lord in Ten Days or Less (10:51am July 16, 2014):

Golfing in the summer---reading in the winter

Re: Crime Rib (3:45pm July 1, 2014):

I think writers must not only have a great imagination, but also great writing talents----I have the imagination, but can't write a lick---I sure glad there are people like you that can.

Re: Muffin But Murder (11:53am June 30, 2014):

Quirky characters and a little humor make cozy mysteries so
much fun to read. I'm addicted.

Re: Second Time's the Charm (12:40pm April 16, 2014):

I have a golf ball with a hummingbird on it that I always keep in my golf bag but never use.

Re: Home to Stay (12:38pm April 16, 2014):

Home is where my family lives--no matter if a small town or a large city.

Re: The Ace (3:45pm April 12, 2014):

The bottom of the ninth, score tied, 2 out, 3-2 pitch.

Re: A Killing Notion (12:05pm April 1, 2014):

I like just about any kind of mystery as long as it doesn't have a lot of blood and gore.

Re: Dating, Dining, and Desperation (6:23pm March 15, 2014):

I live in a small town now after years of living in the city----wish I was back in the city.

Re: How Sweet The Sound (6:28pm March 7, 2014):

No signs of spring here yet unless you count the freezing drizzle we got this morning as a sign of spring.

Re: The Rebel Pirate (11:15pm March 4, 2014):

Lillian Jackson Braun for cozy mysteries; Doranna Durgan for fantasy.

Re: Tempted by the Soldier (12:36pm February 26, 2014):

I'm addicted to reading and the internet.

Re: Hot Rock (5:55pm February 25, 2014):

I think it's the combo of music and bad boy that makes us
love them.

Re: The Trouble With Honor (5:54pm February 25, 2014):

I like a feisty heroine---I want to rad this book.

Re: The Tycoon's Socialite Bride (2:08pm February 20, 2014):

Most of the time I like the realistic stories--but sometimes I just need to escape into total fantasy land.

Re: The Cowboy's Mail Order Bride (2:05pm February 20, 2014):

Your personal touch makes me want to read the book. I'm also wondering what reaction your parents had to your marriage proposal.

Re: Once Upon a Masquerade (1:49pm February 17, 2014):

I like bad boys and nerds---what a combo, huh?

Re: Lord of Swords (1:47pm February 17, 2014):

I think a Love Your Pet Day would be just perfect. With 2 dogs and 2 cats, I'd have to do a lot of loving.

Re: Much Ado About Jack (6:37pm February 13, 2014):

The Regency would have just been another interesting challenge for Shakespeare's writing.

Re: Deep in My Heart (7:01pm February 12, 2014):

Now I know why my hubby and I picked San Antonio for our honeymoon 30 years ago.
I enjoyed the interview.

Re: Town In A Strawberry Swirl (1:41pm February 10, 2014):

I think I want to visit Cape Willington---sounds like a fun place! Love these books.

Re: A Minute on the Lips (6:31pm February 9, 2014):

My favorite romantic hero is my husband.

Re: The MacGregor's Lady (3:54pm February 8, 2014):

Ach! Those Scots and their kilts will get me every time.

Re: A Minute on the Lips (3:52pm February 8, 2014):

I like my heroes with just a bit of badness in them.

Re: A Perfect Distraction (10:43am February 6, 2014):

My hubby hasn't remembered to do anything for Valentine's Day in years and years---but I usually get him something anyway.

Re: Breakaway Hearts (10:41am February 6, 2014):

We're going to start watching tonight. The skating is my favorite. And believe it or not, I wish they would show more of the curling.

Re: Risk Taker (9:57am February 2, 2014):

I always enjoy my Navy men in books.

Re: Love in the Library (9:19am January 30, 2014):

I like my heroes a little quiet and laid-back and animal lovers.

Re: Teacup Turbulence (3:07pm January 27, 2014):

Both your books sound like I'd like to try them---but I'm an animal lover, so Teacup Turbulence sounds particularly interesting.

Re: Wishing On Buttercups (12:35pm January 24, 2014):

I have always felt insecure around groups of people or people that I am meeting for the first time. My stomach just ties itself in knots.

Re: The Splendour Falls (10:46am January 24, 2014):

I devoured Mary Stewart novels in my youth. So I'd love to read this book of yours.

Re: Scent Of Butterflies (10:44am January 24, 2014):

This book is going on my TBR list---a very timely topic and location.

Re: Sadie's Secret (5:12pm January 17, 2014):

I love female characters that hold positions that are usually considered male in their times.

Re: More Than A Touch (5:10pm January 17, 2014):

It's the escapism that I like the best---but I can't escape if the characters don't seem real to me.

Re: One Rogue Too Many (10:58am January 17, 2014):

My first crush was in 5th grade---a really tall boy with blond hair.

Re: Between A Rake And A Hard Place (10:55am January 17, 2014):

I love when the characters go to the rustic estates and are away from society for a while. Sometimes they let their hair down and we see a different side to their character.

Re: Now or Never (5:27pm January 15, 2014):

I hope it's never too late for love----I'm just going into my senior years.

Re: The Purchase (11:09pm January 8, 2014):

The idea of owning another person is just so foreign to me that I can't imagine how I would feel about it.

Re: The Baby in the Window (10:46am January 6, 2014):

I want to meet this Nick that you are so invested in.

Re: The Groom's Gamble (12:43pm January 5, 2014):

The Groom's Gamble is definitely the best---but for some reason I also like Her Bodyguard.

Re: Paws For Murder (11:40am January 2, 2014):

We are all flawed--and I suppose someone could find a good reason to murder any of us.

Re: The Scandal in Kissing an Heir (5:30pm December 31, 2013):

These two characters sound like they are made for each other---I do want to read.

Re: The Bad Boy Billionaire's Wicked Arrangement (5:29pm December 31, 2013):

I'd want to meet him on the golf course--then we'd have something in common.

Re: If Wishes Were Earls (11:11pm December 30, 2013):

This sounds like a fun romance that I'd like to read.

Re: Murder on the Orient Espresso (2:04pm December 28, 2013):

With the cold weather set to hit tonight---I want to join them in Florida.

Re: Freezer I'll Shoot (2:02pm December 28, 2013):

Every year I resolve to lose weight and exercise more---HA HA HA. I've never been able to be successful.

Re: Restless Spirit (11:12pm December 22, 2013):

I live in a small town after living in the city for many years. Here you feel safe and know everyone.

Re: Welcome Back To Apple Grove (5:52pm December 20, 2013):

A sexy firefighter---yes, I will read this book.

Re: A Breath Of Frost (7:36pm December 17, 2013):

I know I've never read a historical fantasy but this description has me very interested to try it.

Re: Fighting Love (12:21pm December 17, 2013):

My hubby was definitely my friend before we got involved---we worked together for years before seeing each other differently.

Re: Thrown (12:18pm December 17, 2013):

Horses and kittens and romance---what more could you possibly want?
I'd love to read this book.

Re: Wicked Little Secrets (3:55pm December 13, 2013):

Historicals are so much fun---and this one sounds great.

Re: Gentlemen Prefer Mischief (3:53pm December 13, 2013):

Ladies prefer mischief, too---what's with the lights and noises?

Re: Legend Of The Highland Dragon (11:15pm December 6, 2013):

I'm an accountant and have always been jealous of the secretaries because I think they have more fun.

Re: Tempest's Course (12:03pm December 6, 2013):

When I was a teenager I lived on gothic romance mysteries---I'd love to read some updated ones.

Re: Stranded (12:00pm December 6, 2013):

I lived in Alaska for a couple years when I was a child---would love to read these to bring back memories.

Re: Rugged Hearts (3:05pm December 4, 2013):

I'm my grateful for the health of my family and the devotion of my animals.

Re: Hustlin' Texas (11:10am December 4, 2013):

Ah--a bad girl--what fun. I must put this on my TBR list.

Re: Billionaire Blend (11:08am December 4, 2013):

I'm not sure what I like about your books the most---the recipes or the mystery. Billionaire Blend is on my TBR list.

Re: Billionaire Blend (1:44pm December 3, 2013):

I think I put on pounds just reading your posts. I must buy
the book for those recipes---and a good mystery, too.

Re: Black Widow Demon (5:22pm November 29, 2013):

My all time fave was Star Trek---sure wish there were more episodes.

Re: Three Timeless Loves (5:20pm November 29, 2013):

I would love to travel back in time and discover history as it was being made.

Re: A Perfect Distraction (4:21pm November 28, 2013):

I'm not a diamond lover either---I had emeralds put in my wedding ring instead of diamonds.

Re: Aloha Rose (11:41pm November 25, 2013):

Now that our cold Minnesota winter is starting, I think a trip to Hawaii--even if it is only through reading -- is in order.

Re: The Wedding Game (3:57pm November 24, 2013):

I'm not sure--but I certainly would give it some consideration.

Re: Reign (3:54pm November 24, 2013):

I like to explore other worlds through my reading---truly escape from my world while doing it.

Re: The Bitches of Brooklyn (3:31pm November 19, 2013):

A 5 inch wide belt---what I ever thought I'd wear it with, I'll never know.

Re: A Song At Twilight (7:49pm November 18, 2013):

I can't actually think of any working couples in Victorian romances--but I do like the idea and will be anxious to read your book.

Re: The Art of Murder (3:49pm November 17, 2013):

I like the idea behind the story and want to read the book and see what all her secrets are.

Re: Bulletproof (10:08am November 13, 2013):

I admire the commitment and loyalty.

Re: The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh (11:51am November 12, 2013):

This sounds like a fun, fun book to read. The Regency era sure does provide some good characters.

Re: A Cadence Creek Christmas (6:21pm November 9, 2013):

Christmas is just such a perfect time for romance and weddings.

Re: Daughter Of The God-King (6:17pm November 9, 2013):

I haven't read a good mystery set in Egypt in years---I'd really like to read this one.

Re: Upon a Winter's Night (3:48pm November 6, 2013):

My favorite part of Christmas is all the beautiful Christmas music.

Re: A Cowboy for Christmas (1:30pm November 4, 2013):

We always have Swedish sausage on Christmas eve.

Re: Born Wild (10:35am November 1, 2013):

Guys and motorcycles are hot---I'd love to read this book.

Re: A Midsummer Bride (10:33am November 1, 2013):

I'm afraid to bread the rules so I love to read about those that are willing to do so.

Re: Once a Rake (11:14pm October 30, 2013):

Regency romances are total escape for me---but I'm sure glad I didn't live back the.

Re: The Wishing Thread (10:45am October 28, 2013):

My mother made some beautiful yarn Christmas tree decorations for me. Now every year when I put them on the tree I think of her.

Re: The Circle Of Thirteen (10:43am October 28, 2013):

Usually the main characters are male in this type of thriller--I think I'll like this one with a female.

Re: Never Underestimate a Caffarelli (4:01pm October 27, 2013):

I would miss my total independence--I think if you are in a wheelchair there is a certain about of dependence on others.

Re: Because Of Audrey (11:39am October 26, 2013):

I really don't like to dress up--but I sure enjoy seeing everyone else's costumes. Halloween is such a fun time of year.

Re: The Holiday Serenade (9:59am October 24, 2013):

Good choices for the names and professions---and I'd love to be in a walk in closet with them.

Re: The Sweetest Hallelujah (12:32pm October 23, 2013):

I so enjoy good Southern literature so I can hardly wait to read Sweetest Hallelujah.

Re: Murder At Hatfield House (4:09pm October 21, 2013):

The Tudor period is so interesting and I don't think I've read a mystery set in that time period so I'm anxious to read your book.

Re: The Butterfly Sister (7:58pm October 19, 2013):

Cool weather and more reading--especially mysteries---certainly goes together.

Re: A Lady's Secret Weapon (6:32pm October 18, 2013):

I like both with my historicals---sometimes a little danger, sometimes a little light humor.

Re: Behind the Shattered Glass (2:49pm October 17, 2013):

I think I'm awfully glad I was born in the mid 1900's so I didn't have to make some of the decisions that people had to make earlier.

Re: Bare Knuckle (2:43pm October 17, 2013):

By the end of a series, if I like it, the characters seem almost real---so I miss them when it ends.

Re: Run The Risk (11:54am October 17, 2013):

I'm anxious to start your new series.

Re: Death Of A Schoolgirl (3:36pm October 14, 2013):

I like that this wonderful love story has been continued.

Re: Her Accidental Boyfriend (3:34pm October 14, 2013):

No accidental boyfriends here.

Re: The Children of the Mist (2:55pm October 13, 2013):

I'd love to have some magic powers to just disappear at work some days. Would love to read your book.

Re: Marry Me, Cowboy (4:17pm October 11, 2013):

My husband is tough enough to wear light yellow and pink, but draws the line a lavender or even purple.

Re: Snowbound With The Soldier (4:13pm October 11, 2013):

I'm having trouble lifting heavy things with my right arm yet I can do just about everything else. I love to golf and people at the courses are always so helpful getting my golf clubs in and out of my car.

Re: Love and Other Games (4:32pm October 6, 2013):

I went on a winter picnic once---it was really surprisingly romantic.

Re: Bite Me, Your Grace (4:30pm October 6, 2013):

I don't like scary ones so give my the Addams family movies or Hocus Pocus.

Re: Newton Neighbors (3:28pm October 5, 2013):

Sounds loke a very fun filled book. I wonder what I would be chasing if I were in that book.

Re: My Lady Quicksilver (4:22pm October 4, 2013):

I can remember one lie from my early childhood that still haunts me today over 50 years later---and it wasn't even a big lie or an important one.

Re: Kisses On Her Christmas List (7:05pm October 3, 2013):

I always save all the Christmas books that I buy or win during the year to read during the holidays--my favorite time of the year.

Re: Long Shot (10:26am October 2, 2013):

A man in a kilt is even more perfect if he's playing the bagpipes. Gotta read your book.

Re: Dirty Trick (2:09pm September 26, 2013):

I love fall dinners--baked squash and ham sounds just great about now.

Re: Gideon's Call (10:21am September 22, 2013):

I am definitely a book hoarder. I will be retiring in a couple months and want to read, read, read---so I'm now busy accummulating books of all kinds in hard copy and digital format so I will have plenty to read when I finally have lots of time to do it.

Re: Dark Road Home (10:17am September 22, 2013):

I really enjoy a good romance with some history lessons tossed in---I'd like to read your book.

Re: Severed Trust (10:15am September 22, 2013):

A good book with some history tossed in is always of interest to me---and Texas has such a rich history to draw from.

Re: To Wed A Wicked Highlander (5:21pm September 20, 2013):

Only one thing I dread? I have lots---giving a speech, meeting new people, asking the boss for a raise, cleaning the oven, going to the doctor---need I go on and on??

Re: Bran New Death (5:08pm September 19, 2013):

A reading a good cozy mystery is just the perfect end to a busy day for me---and your books just scream cozy. I can't wait to see what you do with teapots.

Re: How To Entice An Enchantress (5:05pm September 19, 2013):

The puppy for me---I'm an animal lover through and through.

Re: The Surprising Enchantress (5:50pm September 17, 2013):

I've never been to New York theater so I'm super jealous. An updated Cinderella would be a fun read. Thanks for the contest.

Re: True Spies (9:23pm September 13, 2013):

I don't think I've ever read a rediscovered love book---but if it's like second chances I'll like it.

Re: It Takes Two To Tangle (9:22pm September 13, 2013):

My mother had a nickname for me that I have always disliked--Suekey. Luckily no one else ever used it.

Re: The Sheik Retold (9:21pm September 13, 2013):

Interesting history. I'd like to read this new version.

Re: Traces Of Mercy (11:24pm September 11, 2013):

I can't imagine being without my memories. I'd like to read this book.

Re: Shades Of Mercy (11:22pm September 11, 2013):

The forbidden love is always tinged with a little danger, I think. I like the blend of historical and fiction.

Re: Honeymoon To Die For (10:24am September 11, 2013):

Unless I'm very familiar with the author the cover is important in getting my attention. After I'm attracted to the cover, my next step is reading the "blurb" to see if I might want to read it.

Re: A Rancher's Christmas (8:22am August 27, 2013):

A must-have for me in a town is a coffee shop or old fashioned diner.

Re: The Arrangement (12:34pm August 25, 2013):

People do not need to be physically perfect in order to be heroes----not emotionally perfect either---thanks for letting them be real.

Re: Surrender To Sultry (5:52pm August 22, 2013):

Bad boys and second chances---a good combo.

Re: Wicked Beat (5:52pm August 22, 2013):

Rock band--and humor--and romance---YES!

Re: Cowboy Seeks Bride (5:50pm August 22, 2013):

I love cowboys---add some romance and it's perfect reading.

Re: Last Chance Reunion (11:29pm August 21, 2013):

Romantic suspense can't be dead---it's my favorite genre.

Re: Strung Out To Die (11:10pm August 20, 2013):

I like cozy mysteries because they don't have explicit sex or bloody gore---and yet have the excitement of mystery and often a romantic relationship.

Re: Beneath the Dover Sky (11:15pm August 18, 2013):

A well researched historical is always a joy to read. I think I'll enjoy this one.

Re: Once Upon A Tartan (10:09am August 16, 2013):

I am definitely not a wordsmith---numbers are my thing so I became an accountant. There's even too much writing in this profession to suit my taste.

Re: Italian Affair (1:16pm August 10, 2013):

I read Exodus as a teenager---and I still remember that book.

Re: Pattern for Romance (7:40pm August 7, 2013):

I really enjoy fiction that has good historical details. I feel like I'm learning and enjoying myself at the same time.

Re: Winter in Full Bloom (7:38pm August 7, 2013):

I like complicated, messy people in my books---just like in my life.

Re: What the Bride Wore (2:04pm August 6, 2013):

I think I need a trip like yours---anything to get me out of this office--maybe even a good book to read.

Re: A Brew to a Kill (2:02pm August 6, 2013):

I love a good strong cup of coffee---then I can sit down and sip it while reading a good book.

Re: The Passion Of The Purple Plumeria (2:01pm August 6, 2013):

My favorite color is purple---so I must read this book.

Re: A Father For Her Triplets (6:39pm August 5, 2013):

I'm trying to learn to control my temper and my mouth better. I also need to get to a gym and take off some weight.

Re: Date with Destiny (11:48pm August 4, 2013):

I'm an animal lover so I often remember the pets more than the people. I just loved Koko and Yum Yum in The Cat Who... series.

Re: Death Al Dente (11:15pm August 2, 2013):

I left as a child, but came back to the area now in retirement.

Re: Plain Fear: Forgiven (10:17am August 2, 2013):

Some days I like the good days, some days the bad. But the bad guys usually have a lot of good guy hiding in them.

Re: Jaguar Fever (10:15am August 2, 2013):

I might even learn how to dance so I could dance at that club with Wade.

Re: Second Ride Cowboy (11:13pm July 28, 2013):

Sometimes breaking up and then getting back together just makes the relationship stronger.

Re: Traveling Light (12:25pm July 28, 2013):

I'm an avid people watcher---we are all facinating(at least in my mind).

Re: Reckless (11:13pm July 24, 2013):

I liked the Lethal Weapons movies---a little humor with action is just perfect for me.

Re: Complete Me (4:11pm July 24, 2013):

I guess writing could be lonely---I'm an accountant and that profession can get lonely, too.

Re: Kissing My Old Life Au Revoir (11:17pm July 22, 2013):

Much as I now regret it---I left my school during my senior year of college just because my boyfriend called and asked.
That certainly changed my life.

Re: An Open Heart (11:48am July 21, 2013):

I read for escape---so I guess it's pretty easy for me to accept the unrealistic.

Re: Rancher to the Rescue (8:01am July 17, 2013):

He really likes cats just like I do.

Re: Emeralds of the Alhambra (8:13am July 15, 2013):

Interesting time period and timely topic for a romance novel.

Re: Masquerade (2:33pm July 13, 2013):

Personally, I really like Undine---she was just so driven.

Re: Merger to Marriage (2:31pm July 13, 2013):

I like plots with unexpected twists. Loved Lucy---grape stompting has to be my favorite.

Re: Pieces Of The Heart (6:06pm July 11, 2013):

My parents talked so much about the WWII time period that I feel like I lived it myself. I enjoy reading about this time period very much.

Re: Winning a Bride (3:21pm July 5, 2013):

Novellas are OK, but just OK, I like something with a little more "meat" on it. So I'll probably like your long novella.

Re: Breathe Again (3:19pm July 5, 2013):

Dr House--I would have liked him tortured, but without the drug habit, that just seemed a little too messy.

Re: Paradise Valley (7:15pm July 4, 2013):

Love your books--but I know I haven't read all 58 of them--I'll have to search the library for those I've missed.
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Re: Prince of Secrets (8:02pm July 2, 2013):

Work drives me crazy---but it sure is worth it come payday!!

Re: Wish You Were Here (7:34pm June 28, 2013):

Our family moved when I was ten--right at the beginning of summer--so I didn't know any other kids at our new location and I spent the whole summer at the library reading. I've been reading ever since.

Re: One Night (7:35pm June 23, 2013):

No good one night stands for me---but I could still wish for one.

Re: The Look of Love (4:44pm June 21, 2013):

I like the way these books are being released---no long waits in between books.

Re: If The Shoe Fits (9:49pm June 20, 2013):

Elvis and the Beatles---am I dating myself?

Re: The Lady Mercy Danforthe Flirts With Scandal (9:48pm June 20, 2013):

These characters sound just delightful---I think I will enjoy this book.

Re: One Night With A Rake (9:46pm June 20, 2013):

I have 2 beagles and 2 cats---all try to be assistants but sometimes have to be shooed out of the office if they get to frisky.

Re: The Fireman's Homecoming (7:04pm June 12, 2013):

Reading helps me escape---and my pets help me hold on.

Re: Summer at Mustang Ridge (3:52pm June 12, 2013):

Our family's strange tradition was making blood sausage during and then having it for breakfast with pancakes and syrup---a really strange combination if you ask me.

Re: Flirting with Disaster (5:31pm June 9, 2013):

I think a fatal flaw is if the hero is mean or indifferent to those lesser than he---like the physically impaired or even animals.

Re: Tainted Angel (11:25pm June 6, 2013):

Spys just seem so super human.

Re: South Of Surrender (1:12pm June 1, 2013):

Characters with physical impairments add to the richness of a story if done right---if not, they can become a long pity party.

Re: Dead, White, And Blue (11:15pm May 31, 2013):

I think the characters stay fresh if they grow and mature just like real life---and have real life relationship problems.

Re: Long Simmering Spring (6:45pm May 29, 2013):

Lots and lots of mistakes---many amends, but probably not enough.

Re: Paige Torn (10:05am May 27, 2013):

My garden would be simple and easy to care for--as I get older I even tolerate a few weeds.

Re: Reign (10:03am May 27, 2013):

I usually dig in and face challenges head on.

Re: The Secret Life of Lady Julia (11:02am May 26, 2013):

I always wanted to be a politician---but since I'm shy that's not really an alternative for me.

Re: Yesterday's Echo (12:51pm May 21, 2013):

Seems like I was always too busy making money to support the family to accomplish many of the things I really wanted.

Re: Last Chance For Justice (11:17am May 20, 2013):

I'm usually rushing around all the time so I like a book that slows me down a litte.

Re: Seducing Charlotte (10:12am May 19, 2013):

It doesn't bother me as long as it is tasteful and fits in with the rest of the storyline of the book.

Re: Voodoo For Two (11:51pm May 14, 2013):

You have me wanting to travel to Louisiana and the bayou country right now. But guess I may have to settle for just reading about it.

Re: Acadian Waltz (9:02am May 14, 2013):

I like how you distinguish between love and romance---I guess love is deeper in my mind, too.

Re: The Practice Proposal (5:05pm May 11, 2013):

I'm a golfer---so a drool over Freddie Couples(that also gives you a hint about my age).

Re: Angora Alibi (5:03pm May 11, 2013):

Ooooo I don't like pictures taken of me either---but I do like to read this series so keep writing.

Re: A Wedding In Springtime (9:28am May 7, 2013):

I'll go for the Regency rogue.

Re: Fearless Heart (11:38am May 5, 2013):

I, too, remember the stories that my parents told me about the Great Depression. They had a great affect on me---and I've always been careful about debt and not living beyond my means. I'd love to read your book.

Re: Lord of the Mist (10:04am May 4, 2013):

I would like to time travel---as long as I could return to the present when I wanted.

Re: The Seven-Day Target (11:49am April 29, 2013):

I used to be a junkie, then I started reading a lot of cozies---now I'm back again.

Re: The Last Telegram (2:30pm April 25, 2013):

One thinks of the paratroupers and the airplanes---but not of how those parachutes were made. Very interesting. I'd really enjoy reading this book.

Re: Temporary Roomates (4:34pm April 22, 2013):

I enjoy setting in places that I have not lived so that I can learn a little about a new place. Like I had no idea that St. Louis had a huge park---now maybe I'll try to find it next time I'm going that direction.

Re: The Summer He Came Home (5:36pm April 18, 2013):

I grew up on the Beatles---and still love their music. But my crush has always been on Jon Bon Jovi.

Re: Speak No Evil (3:30pm April 18, 2013):

Charleston is one place I have always wanted to visit---maybe I'll have to settle for visiting it in your book.

Re: A Method to Madness (10:18am April 16, 2013):

The Purple Gang sounds like a good read---Thanks for the drawing.

Re: Tactical Strike (7:32pm April 12, 2013):

It's about time that we have some writing about our female military heroines!

Re: Bite Me, Your Grace (5:31pm April 11, 2013):

Angelica sounds like a complex character. She should be interesting to follow,

Re: March With Me (6:45pm April 9, 2013):

I was always taught that the races were equal and had friends of other races. I thought my parents believed that way, too----until I told them that I was marrying a Filipino. They lectured me and pleaded with me not to marry outside my race. I did anyway, but we were never close again. My husband never knew and he loved them dearly---but when he died unexpectedly at at early age---I asked them to not come to his funeral---I just couldn't handle it because I think they were actually glad that he was gone.

Re: Last Chance Book Club (11:00am April 7, 2013):

I agree with Savannah---I like to read things that are fun and happy. Of course, I like baseball, too.

Re: Darius (1:27pm April 4, 2013):

I'm not very patient so I always want to solve a problem right away----I try to do a little internet research, maybe some library research---and just make up my mind.

Re: Second Chance (12:20pm March 31, 2013):

I never thought of getting a second chance through time travel---interesting concept.

Re: Revenge On Route 66 (5:45pm March 29, 2013):

My family was sooo into birthdays---now my husband doesn't even remember mine---what a change---so now I guess I don't know anyone's birthday. Except my 2 beagles---Nov 27 and Dec 16.

Re: Identity Crisis (1:07pm March 27, 2013):

I had no idea that there was so much fraud in the art museum world---I thought it was mostly in TV shows!!

Re: Sins of a Ruthless Rogue (9:20am March 26, 2013):

Oh to be young again --- what a wonderful experience you had---but as we get older we just get more cautious and don't try those things.

Re: Nickeled-And-Dimed To Death (4:55pm March 23, 2013):

Not many of us get it right the first time on lots of things. Thank God for second chances!! And keep writing I love these books.

Re: If You Give A Rake A Ruby (7:07pm March 21, 2013):

Understanding, strong, intelligent, loves animals---that's what my hero would be.

Re: When She Was Gone (7:05pm March 21, 2013):

My home is a zoo---and needs a keeper. We have two dogs and two cats and they rule the roost.

Re: Falling Into Paradise (11:04am March 19, 2013):

Bad boys are so much fun to read about---I don't think I'd want one for real, though.

Re: Buried In A Bog (9:57am March 18, 2013):

I'd love to travel to Ireland--but probably will only ever go in books.

Re: Trouble In The Tarot (11:35am March 17, 2013):

I enjoy a little romance and humor in my cozies---I read them for pure escapism and need them to be happy and upbeat with lots of quirky characters.

Re: Her Knight's Quest (12:56pm March 15, 2013):

I like series about families---with each family member developing in his or her own book---sometimes spanning generations.

Re: The Geek Girl And The Scandous Earl (11:42pm March 14, 2013):

What a great title!! I can hardly wait to read the book.

Re: Assaulted Pretzel (10:39am March 14, 2013):

If I'm eating alone in a restaurant my mind can really wander and come up with all sorts of stories about other diners.

Re: Out Of Circulation (1:06pm March 10, 2013):

I am a great fan of another male amateur sleuth--Jim Quilleran and his cats Koko and YumYum of The Cat Who Series. Now that their author has passed, I've been looking for a new series to read----and this may be it.

Re: Stranger on Raven's Ridge (1:02pm March 10, 2013):

I think I've always failed to follow my dreams because I'm a combo of the cowardly lion and the scarecrow---always afraid I'm not smart enough and afraid to try something new.

Re: A Risk Worth Taking (12:58pm March 10, 2013):

I prefer pure escapism----now the person escaping can be a person like me--but it has to have some element of escapism for me.

Re: The Turncoat (5:42pm March 6, 2013):

I think of them as forbidden love stories--which are always bittersweet.

Re: The Christie Curse (3:32pm March 3, 2013):

No way could I write with my mother---she actually has a way with words while I am a numbers person and only enjoy reading words.

Re: An Encounter at the Museum (2:57pm March 1, 2013):

I once went on a picnic in the snow on a date--it really surprised me.

Re: Jake (12:15pm February 26, 2013):

I love cowboy stories---they are just the best.

Re: Silence Of The Llamas (5:47pm February 25, 2013):

I often am in a restaurant alone--I find it a great place to eavesdrop and try to learn more about my fellow man.

Re: Scorned Justice (10:37am February 25, 2013):

Fatal Attraction is the first one that comes to mind for me. That was a great movie.

Re: The Mistress Memoirs (11:58am February 20, 2013):

Sir Coline sounds very interesting---but I think the 2 ladies will be the winners in this one.

Re: Murder Hooks a Mermaid (11:56am February 20, 2013):

I live in Minnesota--so right now I'd like to go anywhere warm!! Hawaii sounds wonderful.

Re: The Moses Quilt (10:05am February 17, 2013):

I believe I am tolerant, but I would like to be challenged like you say your book will do---I also enjoy history so this book should fill that need, too.

Re: A Howl For A Highlander (5:24pm February 13, 2013):

My Scottish blood says---let's go golfing.

Re: The Eldritch Conspiracy (4:02pm February 12, 2013):

I've never liked a movie adaptation of a good book---so I don't even watch them any more.

Re: Fly Away Peta (3:22pm February 8, 2013):

I get a new hero with each book that I read---but my heroes are the quiet type---like Jim Quilleran in The Cat Who.. mysteries.

Re: Lady Eve's Indiscretion (10:58am February 8, 2013):

Starting is definitely the hardest part---especially when you are a fraidy cat like me---so I understand that perfectly. But we must start if we are to broaden our horizons and reach our goals.

Re: Once Again A Bride (10:54am February 8, 2013):

I have a china cabinet and a rocking chair that belonged to my grandparents---I cherish them very much.

Re: In From The Cold (10:12am February 4, 2013):

I lived in Alaska and now in northern Minnesota---so I do love the cold and yet I've never tried dogsledding. I guess my beagles just wouldn't be interested!!

Re: Beyond Valor (5:23pm February 2, 2013):

Men in uniform---how can one not like them? I know I'd enjoy your book.

Re: The Autumn Bride (11:15pm January 31, 2013):

I've never been in a book club but I enjoy reading and hope to join a club when I retire and have the time.

Re: Murder for the Halibut (6:16pm January 27, 2013):

I loved your top ten list---but I think you missed one---Murder for the Halibut is going to sell very well because the title is so catchy.

Re: The Officer Breaks The Rules (5:35pm January 25, 2013):

I like friends to lovers stories because that's what happened to me and my husband.

Re: Cupid?s Shaft (5:33pm January 25, 2013):

I haven't tried erotic romance yet because I'm afraid my husband would tease me if he saw me reading it---but I think I should give it a try.

Re: Real Men Don\'t Break Hearts (10:58am January 23, 2013):

Characters must have a lot of details in order to seem real to me. I think I'll like your writing.

Re: Falling for her Fiance (10:56am January 23, 2013):

I like the animal lover---my love interest must like all kinds of animals.

Re: Undercover Wolf (5:16pm January 22, 2013):

I love cozy mysteries--so Oodles of Poodles sounds super interesting to this animal lover. But I just might be interested in the werewolves, too--I have yet to try that genre.

Re: After the Rain (9:45pm January 21, 2013):

I would have chosen a different profession---I became an accountant because it was safe---but I never loved it.

Re: Fall Into You (11:56am January 20, 2013):

I really enjoy series books because you get to know the characters better---and I ONLY start from the beginning.

Re: Beeline To Trouble (9:43am January 19, 2013):

I love cozy mysteries and a little romance is fun---as long as it's not too explicit with the sex.

Re: The Wicked Wedding Of Miss Ellie Vyne (3:03pm January 17, 2013):

Funny, sassy and fun---This is the type of romance for me. I really would like to read this book.

Re: Thread On Arrival (3:27pm January 15, 2013):

A tapestry that is also a treasure map---how much fun is that! I'd really like to read this mystery.

Re: Finding Home (10:18am January 15, 2013):

I, too, grew up on a farm---but a very small one and my best memories are playing with the animals--not only did I ride my shetland pony I rode the big buck sheep. Great memories of finding nests of newborn kittens in the hayloft.

Re: The Missing Manuscript Of Jane Austen (11:14am January 6, 2013):

I'm glad hear that writers struggle with parts of their job just like I struggle with parts of mine.

Re: Seven Days Normal (11:11am January 6, 2013):

I so admire those of you who are wordsmiths---I have to stick to my numbers because writing is NOT my talent.

Re: In His Brother's Place (10:50am January 6, 2013):

I enjoy either as long as they are well written.

Re: The Seventh Victim (10:42am December 31, 2012):

Austin in a lovely city----sure wish I was there now instead of in cold Minnesota.

Re: Fallen Angel (10:43am December 29, 2012):

I'm grateful that I have a super husband and some loyal pets.

Re: A Little Bit Wicked (10:42am December 29, 2012):

I'm doing the exercise resolution this year---I need to shape up and lose some weight.

Re: Live And Let Love (4:45pm December 28, 2012):

I'm glad the holidays are over---and I am ready to READ.

Re: The Billionaire's Christmas Baby (4:10pm December 27, 2012):

I'm most grateful for my husband, my pets, and our good health.

Re: Secret Santa Baby (4:09pm December 27, 2012):

I remember all those New Year's Eve's with not dates---I think a book would be better.

Re: Perfect Misfits (5:19pm December 22, 2012):

Christmas is a special time of year for me, too---and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is a favorite memory of childhood--so I must read the Perfect Misfits.

Re: Waltz With A Stranger (10:14am December 22, 2012):

I think Modern Family is quite an interesting depiction of family---at least I enjoy the show.

Re: Deliver Me From Temptation (10:12am December 22, 2012):

I have never gotten in over my hear---because I'm way too cautious and usually think I can't do something that I'm really capable of.

Re: Captive Of The Border Lord (4:07pm December 20, 2012):

My mom always liked to tell the story about my pet crow that followed me to school one day and even found which room I was in and called to me through the window.

Re: Against The Odds (11:24am December 19, 2012):

About the only tradition that we celebrate anymore is having Swedish sausage for dinner on Christmas Eve.

Re: Betrayed by Shadows (11:13am December 18, 2012):

I don't find the nice girls very interesting--I prefer those with some bad girl in them.

Re: Deadly Patterns (3:05pm December 16, 2012):

There are so many favorite treats during the holiday season---but I think my favorite is divinity with pecans.

Re: A Seal At Heart (4:03pm December 14, 2012):

My hubby is my team---he's always helping me.

Re: Love Thy Sister (11:57am December 11, 2012):

What a wonderful story of your writing life---I hope you have a great trip to Italy for the launching of the book.

Re: Counterfeit Cowboy (11:54am December 11, 2012):

I like my heroes to be varied and change with the author and the story.

Re: Rancher's Son (11:46am December 7, 2012):

I had no idea that any cattle ranches were in Florida. I guess I'd better start reading more about that state.

Re: The Bridegroom Wore Plaid (3:35pm December 6, 2012):

I found those tidbits just fascinating. Now I want to read your book to discover even more about the era.

Re: Holiday Buzz (4:33pm December 4, 2012):

I can hardly wait to have Clare, Madame, and the gang liven up my holidays. And then I can try a recipe or two just for fun.

Re: Wish Upon A Christmas Star (11:28am December 2, 2012):

I wishing for a wonderful year for our family.

Re: Heart Of A Texan (3:53pm November 30, 2012):

Cowboys seem to be uniquely American---and independent and honorable---all things that we look up to---at least in stories.

Re: How I Came To Sparkle Again (3:48pm November 30, 2012):

Directions to me mean, North, East, South, and West with road numbers attached to them and miles quantifying them. When people tell me they don't know north from south when I'm giving them directions---I just panic and my directions become a mess.

Re: Christmas Confidential (3:41pm November 30, 2012):

Our Christmas tradition is putting up all the decorations the day after Thanksgiving---and then taking them down on New Year's Day.

Re: A Christmas Bride / Christmas Beau (12:55pm November 27, 2012):

Christmas is a time of miracles--and romance itself is a miracle.

Re: Taming the Outback (1:28pm November 25, 2012):

I do enjoy a feisty heroine---no simpering misses for me.

Re: The Clue Is In The Pudding (1:27pm November 25, 2012):

Since you understand the seaside hotel setting so well, this book should really be wonderful.

Re: Holiday in Crimson (11:58am November 25, 2012):

I have ornaments that my mother made for me---and my husband has ornaments that he made as a child----it's just wonderful to take them out each year and put them up.

Re: Untamed (4:49pm November 23, 2012):

The day after Thanksgiving used to be for decorating all day---but we quit with all the decorations a couple years ago so now it's for eating lots of leftovers.

Re: Wolfishly Yours (4:47pm November 23, 2012):

At the top of my list is books, books, and more books.

Re: Unmasked (3:24pm November 20, 2012):

I'm just not attractive at all--plus I'm overweight. I can control my weight, but the other problem just won't go away.

Re: Playing at Love (4:40pm November 19, 2012):

My favorite sports are golf and basketball. I really don't like football much--but I guess Peyton Manning is kind of a hunk.

Re: Ashes Of Twilight (12:15pm November 18, 2012):

I thought steampunk was for teenagers---but after reading about this book, I realize it's for all. Thanks for waking me up with your blog.

Re: How To Tame A Willful Wife (11:07am November 16, 2012):

Love for loves sake---the most sincere type of love I think.

Re: Texas Wide Open (8:28pm November 14, 2012):

Romance on a stick---conjures up all sorts of ideas!!

Re: The Twelve Clues Of Christmas (12:43pm November 11, 2012):

My father loved Christmas---so he always made is special--I really miss him on this wonderful holiday.

Re: What The Cat Saw (4:50pm November 10, 2012):

My cats know they are special---and they let me know it. Even the dogs obey their commands.

Re: Christmas On Mimosa Lane (4:11pm November 8, 2012):

She was wearing Tinker Bell on her robe. My best Christmas memory was the year my father played Santa Claus---I knew it was him but I didn't let on---we both really enjoyed it.

Re: The Snow White Christmas Cookie (6:18pm November 4, 2012):

I think I'd better start writing some mysteries---I really need to kill off a few undesirables in my life. Thanks for the interesting blog today.

Re: Death In The Floating City (12:05pm October 31, 2012):

As a teenager I loved to travel by book--off to Hawaii with the book by the same title, then over to Israel with Exodus---I just traveled all over from my library.

Re: Down for the Count (12:00pm October 31, 2012):

I'm afraid that I like to be in control way too much to ever take a dare.

Re: Iced Chiffon (12:55pm October 28, 2012):

I have been reading cozies for years--they are my favorite type of escapism. The last one I read was Blood, Bath, and Beyond. I like the mystery without the blood and guts and terror.

Re: Mistletoe Cowboy (8:01pm October 26, 2012):

I absolutely hate it when a favorite series of mine ends---I feel just lost for a while after reading the last book. I do enjoy a good Christmas book so I really want to read this one.

Re: Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight (7:58pm October 26, 2012):

Christmas is my favorite time of the year---for popcorn balls, decorating the tree, and reading at least one Christmas romance.

Re: Night Thief (12:11pm October 25, 2012):

I think some accurate historical info is just a real big plus in any type of novel.

Re: Abigail And Mistletoe (4:06pm October 22, 2012):

80 books written---WOW!! I just can't imagine. If they all sound as interesting as "Abigail and the Mistletoe", I'd better get my reading glasses tuned up.

Re: Escape (7:21pm October 21, 2012):

I really enjoy family saga type books---and I think they are perfect for a series or trilogy format.

Re: Sultry With A Twist (1:53pm October 19, 2012):

I think fiction is fiction and your real life is private.

Re: Rev It Up (1:51pm October 19, 2012):

I like to know the genre---but I do like a book to break the rules and be different.

Re: Miss Lavigne's Little White Lie (9:39pm October 18, 2012):

I'm a first impression person all the way.

Re: Death, Taxes, and a Sequined Clutch (3:56pm October 17, 2012):

Learn from your experience, forget it, and continue on with your life---don't waste valuable time getting even.

Re: Shattered Silence (5:06pm October 14, 2012):

Texas Rangers are a real special breed---lawman and cowboy---and irresistable combo for me.

Re: The Shadowy Horses (9:38am October 13, 2012):

I think the dialect adds a lot to the story and makes it seem more real---just have to make sure that it's totally understandable to us plain English readers, though.

Re: In The Barrister's Bed (4:40pm October 10, 2012):

I think any occupation can produce sexy men---it just depends on their personality.

Re: Against His Will (12:55pm October 8, 2012):

I can handle reading about a lead character that I don't really like for one book---but I don't think I could for a whole series.

Re: Lady X's Cowboy (12:53pm October 8, 2012):

I had to hide them from my mother when I was a teenager---my cozy mysteries, too---because she thought I should only read the classics. I think I still am pretty quiet about my reading habits yet today because it was ingrained in my so young.

Re: Wild Encounter (11:28am October 7, 2012):

I don't think you know what you would do until you are actually put into the situation.

Re: Contract For Marriage (10:18am October 4, 2012):

I guess I'm basically a fighter---I think I would have gone after the pit bull with my bare hands when it jumped the fence and came after our dog---but luckily a strong stream of water from the garden hose stopped it.

Re: Dark Light Of Day (9:38pm October 2, 2012):

I like animals that can communicate with people---probably because I'm an animal lover.

Re: Construction Beauty Queen (5:16pm September 30, 2012):

I remember as a preteen sitting on the steps of the Odd Fellows Hall in the late summer evenings trying to get the big city radio stations on our little portable radio. Our parents didn't have to worry about us even when it was getting late and dark.

Re: Secrets Of A Wedding Night (11:39pm September 28, 2012):

Smart and sexy heroes are always good fun. Faro is a complete mystery to me.

Re: Renegade (7:32pm September 27, 2012):

I prune my keeper shelves on when forced to do so---I just love books.

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

Home to me has always been where my precious dogs and cats are---curling up with them and cuddling has always made me feel loved.

Re: Got Game? (11:33am September 22, 2012):

As an avid golfer---I'm tired of all the men thinking they are better than I am---then are afraid to play with me because I can beat them. I'd love to read this book.

Re: Charming Blue (10:59am September 21, 2012):

You'll never make everyone happy---don't even try. I also show my 50+ years when I say many of the current romance books have too much graphic sex in them---I like to use my imagination a little.

Re: Where There's A Will (10:56am September 21, 2012):

I enjoy a good romance---my favorites are the bad boy themes and the romantic suspense with a little humor.

Re: Deadly Little Lies (11:44pm September 18, 2012):

I devoured everything in the library as a kid---so I couldn't possibly pick a favorite---but the worst for school---I think that was The Education of Henry Adams---UGH!

Re: Finding Sarah (12:53pm September 15, 2012):

I prefer the romantic mystery--the cozier the better---the scary thriller part just doesn't appeal to me.

Re: A Lady And Her Magic (5:32pm September 14, 2012):

My first love was a big black dog that would let me do anything to me---I just loved to stroke his ears while I sucked my thumb.

Re: Kiss Of Steel (5:30pm September 14, 2012):

I like the friendlier type vampires not the gory kind.

Re: One Wrong Move (5:22pm September 12, 2012):

Another good book to read as soon as I can get my hands on it.

Re: Chasing a Dream (10:05am September 12, 2012):

I'm very determined (translate that to stubborn) so can't is a challenge to me. I've never been very athletic so people told me I could never be a golfer---HA! I play almost every day in the summer and have become quite good at it.

Re: When You Give A Duke A Diamond (10:45am September 8, 2012):

I really don't like meek mild heroines that can't stand up for themselves.

Re: Temptation In A Kilt (10:42am September 8, 2012):

I married to bad boys and ended up with two divorces---but I still like to read about them.

Re: A Cup Full Of Midnight (5:00pm September 6, 2012):

I think the mix of actual and imaginary places can be interesting in a book.

Re: Treacherous Toys (5:29pm September 5, 2012):

What if... I love to dream all sorts of things after that.
Thanks for the contest.

Re: Every Breath She Takes (2:18pm September 3, 2012):

Book covers are so important to my choice of books---I imagine I would not have purchased this book with it's original cover.

Re: Death on a Longship (2:16pm September 3, 2012):

I used to live on the coast--now I'm in landlocked Minnesota---how I would love to sail on the ocean again. Must read this book to bring back the smell of the sea.

Re: Lucky Break (6:44pm September 1, 2012):

I grew up in a small town---and I'm not sure I like the way everyone knows EVERYTHING about everyone---It's hard to have any secrets.

Re: Death Where The Bad Rocks Live (6:41pm September 1, 2012):

Knowing your background, I'm now anxious to read one of your books because I'm sure it will seem authentic.

Re: Magic Gone Wild (11:23am August 31, 2012):

I grew up on Dream of Jeannie---this sounds like it will be just as much fun.

Re: Plain Fear: Forbidden (11:21am August 31, 2012):

Vampires and Amish---what a new and strange combo---I must try.

Re: Immortally Yours (3:00pm August 27, 2012):

I love the headline "Sit, sit, sit. Tips for training your hellhound". I'm wondering if those tips would work on my untrainable beagles.

Re: In the Line of Duty (11:25pm August 26, 2012):

I really like this idea of a sexy woman in uniform.

Re: Blame It On Texas (11:23pm August 26, 2012):

The quote from your grandmother is just plain wonderful---I must remember it.

Re: Florentine's Hero (12:52pm August 25, 2012):

Rodeo settings for books are so much fun.

Re: Not the Marrying Kind (12:51pm August 25, 2012):

I'd love to read a book about a divorce party planner.

Re: Bruja Brouhaha (8:46pm August 24, 2012):

I read Who Do, Voodoo----and can hardly wait to read this next installment of Liz's adventures.

Re: Desire The Night (4:09pm August 20, 2012):

I agree with you completely--I guess I'm old fashioned, too---the F word doesn't really need to be used in a romance novel and too much graphic sex ruins a book, I think.

Re: Allergic To Death (4:06pm August 20, 2012):

I'm looking forward to your books---Allergic to Death should be fun since I've had count my calories for years---and cozies are just plain fun.

Re: Deep Blue (11:05am August 14, 2012):

I'd love to go on a cruise---but can't convince the hubby.

Re: Sweet Deception (6:46pm August 13, 2012):

Stubborn---my husband would say it's my middle name---but I'm probably most stubborn about getting my own way about finances. I'd love to read your book.

Re: The Bull Rider's Brother (12:02pm August 12, 2012):

I haven't gone to the state fair in years---but do have some great memories. Cowboys and romance---what a great combo.

Re: Hell On Wheels (8:00pm August 10, 2012):

Bad boys are always so much fun!

Re: A Brew To A Kill (9:31am August 7, 2012):

Looking forward to following Clare as she solves another mystery---and trying some of your recipes, too.

Re: Wild Texas Rose (4:56pm August 6, 2012):

I've only been to Texas once--but I sure do enjoy Texas romances.

Re: The Last Victim (12:57pm August 5, 2012):

I find if I go against my gut feeling---I'm always wrong.

Re: Going To The Bad (11:47am August 5, 2012):

It's always hard to see a favorite character killed off---but it does make the series more true to life.

Re: Married By Midnight (11:56am August 3, 2012):

I usually buy the books of a series as soon as they are published --- or as soon as I discover the series. I absolutely HATE it when I get left in the middle of a series.

Re: I Own The Dawn (5:37pm August 2, 2012):

I think you always feel better after a good laugh---so I try to have one with my hubby at least once a day.

Re: Can't Hurry Love (5:33pm August 2, 2012):

Age doesn't matter---maturity does and that usually comes with age.

Re: The Secret Mistress (11:29pm July 31, 2012):

I actually prefer the beta males--they seem more real to me--and I get tired of all the swagger from the alphas.

Re: Creating Fate (3:56pm July 23, 2012):

I have gut feeling about a person when I first meet them--whether they are a good person or not type feelings---and they are almost always right.

Re: Scotsmen Prefer Blondes (12:09pm July 21, 2012):

I like reading a good Regency romance for the fun of the romance, but also for the history of the period and the study of life style of another time.

Re: Sacrifice of Passion (6:22pm July 20, 2012):

I think dark hero.

Re: Luscious (6:25pm July 19, 2012):

I like the mystery part of a romance the best.

Re: Gwen's Ghost (4:15pm July 12, 2012):

I can't imagine working together that closely, yet that far apart.

Re: Dark Crossings (9:49am July 12, 2012):

I think the mix of mystery and romance make for a perfect book to read---and the Amish touch is just a big plus.

Re: The Reluctant Matchmaker (4:26pm July 10, 2012):

I remember a couple from my teenage years that were total opposites---she was short and skinny, he was very tall and quite husky. They thrived on the difference.

Re: Deep Autumn Heat (3:42pm July 6, 2012):

I don't feel comfortable around groups of people. But I do enjoy golfing. So I joined a golf league which is forcing me to be around groups of ladies in the league.

Re: Lord Of Fire And Ice (4:18pm July 5, 2012):

Paranormal and historical combined should be really good.

Re: It Begins with a Kiss (5:46pm July 3, 2012):

Amateur scientists and 500 pound pigs---this has me interested already.

Re: Lady Amelia's Mess And A Half (8:33pm June 28, 2012):

Pretty Woman is a favorite of mine as well as Ghost.

Re: Invitation To Scandal (11:32am June 26, 2012):

I think I'd like to change genders and be a man for a day---maybe a sports star or even a politician.

Re: Into The Darkest Corner (12:24pm June 23, 2012):

I'm not in a book club because the local one meets only in the warm summer months when I'm outside enjoying the weather and gardening and golf and doesn't meet in the cold winter months when I do most of my reading. Maybe some day they will change their schedule and I'll be able to join.

Re: The Most Improper Miss Sophie Valentine (12:20pm June 23, 2012):

I do indeed like something different in my romances--that's what makes the book fresh and interesting. This book sounds like a very enjoyable read.

Re: Honorable Rancher (1:17pm June 20, 2012):

I became an avid reader at age 11 when we moved and I hadn't made any new friends so I spent a lot of time at the library.

Re: Her Forbidden Hero (1:12pm June 20, 2012):

Yes, it's very important to get it right---nothing worse than an unbelievable charactrer because the details aren't believable.

Re: The Casanova Code (4:23pm June 18, 2012):

I would want an animal lover who likes to golf.

Re: No Ordinary Sheriff (12:47pm June 17, 2012):

I have a soft space in my heart for Montana---I guess I've always secretly wanted to live there---Ordinary, MT would be just a perfect spot to settle down.

Re: Grill Me, Baby (11:01am June 17, 2012):

My grandmother always made a special banana cream cake for my father's birthday---it was to die for!!!!

Re: The Marriage Bargain (1:46pm June 15, 2012):

I like a happy ending--too much sadness in the real world to have more in fiction.

Re: Kiale Dream (12:58pm June 12, 2012):

I usualing avoid those scary aliens, but I think your aliens sound much better---I'll try your book for sure.

Re: A Fatal Fleece (12:55pm June 12, 2012):

I enjoy series mysteries because each book lets me know more about the characters and I feel like they become my friends. I haven't tried the knitters series because knitting and sewing are so foreign to me, but now the way you have described your ladies, I simply must go buy the first of the series and start reading.

Re: Copycat Killing (3:49pm June 6, 2012):

I'm kind of a political nerd---so I have a crush on our current governor, Mark Dayton---he also has the most wonderful dogs.

Re: Home For The Summer (6:35pm June 4, 2012):

Home for the summer---for several years when I was a kid we lived in Alaska and home for the summer meant that we came back to the states for a couple months.

Re: Diamonds Are Truly Forever (6:33pm June 4, 2012):

I'm a terrible liar---it just doesn't work for me---in fact, I've had people tell me that I'm too honest!!

Re: More Than A Stranger (10:55am June 2, 2012):

Go Go Go Definitely---It would be a wonderful experience.
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Re: Finding Her Son (7:56pm May 27, 2012):

We can't have our heroes perfect---not even the superheroes are perfect---they flaws make them human and loveable.

Re: The Rebel Rancher (7:35pm May 27, 2012):

Sometimes men think they shouldn't show emotion---but I like the cowboys that can.

Re: Where There's Smoke (5:07pm May 25, 2012):

I want to see how someone gets kicked out of hell---that sounds like fun!

Re: A Gentleman Says "I Do" (5:05pm May 25, 2012):

Oh, for the old times when women had to pretend to be men to do anything of substance---makes for wonderfully fun situations.

Re: The Taming Of A Scottish Princess (5:49pm May 23, 2012):

Sexy nerd heroes are definitely my favorites. I loved the librarian movies on tv.

Re: The Courtesan's Lover (11:30am May 17, 2012):

I must read this book now just to find out who it is that loves her.

Re: Pretty Amy (7:41pm May 10, 2012):

I can get lost in a book or in playing music---I have been able to to that since I was a lonely child and books have kept me company for many years.

Re: Under His Protection (10:22am April 29, 2012):

I'm too much of an alpha female to be attracted to alpha males--but they are fun to read about.

Re: A Lady's Revenge (2:23pm April 26, 2012):

It would all depend on what she is being vengeful about---If it's petty, it's a bad turn off.

Re: Somebody To Love (6:18pm April 24, 2012):

I started over a couple times after failed relationships---I thought it was really hard. But sometimes, when you get in a rut---starting over does sound good.

Re: Blackmailed by the Italian Billionaire (11:55pm April 22, 2012):

I really have no idea what the next generation of romances may be---but probably some offshoot of another type of literature that becomes popular.

Re: The Deathly Portent (11:50pm April 22, 2012):

She drinks builders' tea.

Re: No Dress Required (11:43am April 21, 2012):

I like connected books because the characters get more development.

Re: One Month To Become A Mum (2:01pm April 19, 2012):

I don't think I've ever read a medical romance--maybe because I'm quesy about blood. I guess it could be time to try one.

Re: The Zen Man (2:35pm April 17, 2012):

How about Mike Hammer? Stacy Keach made him a real sex-pot as far as I was concerned.

Re: The Fallen Woman of Vil?gos (10:50am April 16, 2012):

Deja Vu for me has only happened with places---there have been a couple that have seemed so familiar even though I had never been there before.

Re: A Plain Death (4:25pm April 14, 2012):

Somehow bad things can turn good---but it also sounds like you put a lot of work into making your writing very good, too.

Re: Cursed (2:57pm April 13, 2012):

My hubby lost his job with a company that he had been with for almost 25 year---he was just devastated. It changed our entire lives and our life plans--he never did find another job so he "retired" early, but I'm still working and don't know if I will ever quit. It takes a lot of work to keep our relationship good because now after 20 years of his not working our interests have grown apart.

Re: The Wolf Who Loved Me (11:46am April 12, 2012):

I'm too open and like to talk too much to keep a secret about myself or for someone else.

Re: Mariana (11:43am April 12, 2012):

The originals are usually best---and what's wrong with a little cultural history with your reading?

Re: Illicit Intuitions (11:01am April 10, 2012):

I spend too much time on facebook now---I don't need another social website eating up my time so I can't get time to do what I really want READ.

Re: Trouble Me (4:21pm April 9, 2012):

I'd like to see the final result of this one night stand.

Re: One Hot Cowboy Wedding (11:01am April 8, 2012):

All girls need a cowboy that is rugged and honest to protect them.

Re: The Devil and Miss Jones (11:00am April 8, 2012):

I like a catchy title and The Devil and Miss Jones fits the bill. But I also read the short description of the book on the cover and expect it to be honest about what is in the book.

Re: Lessons After Dark (12:54pm April 6, 2012):

The variety of people at a school always makes for interesting characters.

Re: Wedded In Scandal (4:51pm April 3, 2012):

No prom for me---I was the nerd--so I have to enjoy the prom scene through the descriptions of others. I like the idea that you lighten up a little on the heros for this book.

Re: In Search of Lucy (12:41pm March 31, 2012):

When I think of road trips I always think of the one I took from Alaska to Minnesota with only my cat---he was one unhappy cat the entire way!

Re: True Highland Spirit (2:17pm March 30, 2012):

I like women heroes who think for themselves and are independent.

Re: A Light On The Veranda (2:16pm March 30, 2012):

The setting is very important to me---I even look for books set in certain places---like New Orlearns or here in my home state of Minnesota.

Re: The Chase (3:14pm March 28, 2012):

I enjoy James Roday on Psych because he's so over the top with his humor. The just plain silliness of the show makes it a lot of fun.

Re: Vicki's Key (3:04pm March 28, 2012):

Accents of any kind just make the person seem exotic and exiting.

Re: Texas Baby Sanctuary (2:39pm March 27, 2012):

Since I grew up in Alaska, I have a kind of love-hate relationship with all things Texan. I think I should hide the covers when I'm reading and enjoying them.

Re: The Wings Of Morning (1:05pm March 26, 2012):

I grew up hearing so many stories of WWII, but not many of WWI. This book should be a very interesting Amish twist on that earlier war.

Re: Sex, Lies and Contracts (2:52pm March 23, 2012):

I like heroes that are thoughtful and love animals.

Re: Sticks and Stones (11:44am March 21, 2012):

I'm not sure I could write a novel with anyone--I'm kind of a loner and don't take with being around anyone for too long a time without wanting my own space. I always hated group projects in school so that's not a good sign for being open to a group writing project.

Re: Neil's Fire (10:41am March 19, 2012):

Nothing worse than that question in a job interview. Thankfully, this old lady is getting too old to worry about looking for another job--hopefully, this one will last until I retire.

Re: The Needle In The Blood (10:40am March 16, 2012):

I think the idea of hidden messages in a tapestry is very intriging---puzzles are always so facinating.

Re: Secret Confessions of Lady H ? Book 1 (10:50am March 14, 2012):

I enjoy books in a series and can hardly wait until the nex book comes out from a favorite author---I enjoy the anticipation--so I think I would enjoy a serialized novel as long as the time was reasonably short between chapters---I think I chapter a week would be just about right for me.

Re: Sketch a Falling Star (11:17am March 12, 2012):

I find I can lose big chunks of time when I'm doing something that I really enjoy---like reading a good book or even doing some of the things I enjoy at work. I can even miss meals and not notice that I'm hungry.

Re: Against The Night (11:16am March 9, 2012):

I think most of my movie favorites are musicals--Grease is my most favorite.

Re: Fever (9:59am March 7, 2012):

When she says "Never mind" she means " I know you're not going to do it so I'll just do it myself."

Re: Sweet Enemy (2:50pm March 6, 2012):

I enjoy their overcoming obstacles in their path and getting to understand each other.

Re: Obsidian (11:53am March 3, 2012):

I like that you paid enough attention to change the eye colors of the book to match the cover.

Re: Donovan's Bed (1:02pm February 26, 2012):

Sounds like yet another man that really knows how to stick his foot in his mouth----I love to read about them.

Re: The Rogue Pirate's Bride (4:39pm February 24, 2012):

I read romances strictly for escape. They can take me to a whole other world which gets me away from the boring day to day life.

Re: Courting His Favorite Nurse (11:09am February 22, 2012):

I'm definitely a foot on the ground person---I won't even stand on a chair to change a light bulb!

Re: The Legacy Of Eden (4:24pm February 20, 2012):

I know the reason I read fiction is to escape into another world---why shouldn't the writer also have the same pleasure of escape.

Re: A Fitting End (12:24pm February 12, 2012):

A sexy accountant---I'll stick to what I know.

Re: Far from Here (6:27pm February 4, 2012):

I've done a little furniture updating---I take old furniture and change the finish, maybe paint, maybe faux finish, maybe a little of both to create a new piece from something that has it's finish ruined.

Re: Double Dare (3:49pm January 27, 2012):

I think the brainy types are sexy--so how about college professors?

Re: Falling For The Fireman (11:50am January 24, 2012):

I like fireman romances because they are hard-working, underpaid heroes in our community---many are volunteers, risking their lives for us and our property. The fact that this book has a dog featured in it just makes it a plus for me to read.

Re: Amazon Heat (10:25am January 23, 2012):

I like books in a series--but often have a hard time finding the time to read so I would would be interested in novella series.

Re: Dreamers (2:29pm January 21, 2012):

I've been asking myself that very question as I prepare for retirement---I've always associated myself so closely with my job that redefining myself now is very hard.

Re: Sex, Lies and Surveillance (10:58am January 20, 2012):

My favorite spy---man, James Bond, the classic Sean Connery one---woman, Annie Walker, she's just so new and fresh.

Re: Lure of Song and Magic (12:31pm January 18, 2012):

I am a believer in psychic abilities--I think we all have them to some extent. I think I have experienced some messages from beyond---and a whole different feeling comes over me when it happens.

Re: Scrumptious (12:22pm January 16, 2012):

Growing up I wanted to be a politician---when I realized that wasn't practical, I became an accountant because I had a crush on someone studing accounting. I still wish I had become a politician.

Re: Dylan (6:13pm January 15, 2012):

Love those sexy cowboys---usually it's them that have to be tamed, not their bosses.

Re: Sins Of The Highlander (11:20am January 12, 2012):

Compassion is the number one trait my heroes must have---then all the other traits can be added later.

Re: Bride By Mistake (11:19am January 12, 2012):

I think most romance readers like marriage of convenience stories becajse they are just the perfect romanctic sotires---the people don't know anything about each other and you just know they will fall in love.

Re: Hot Rain (12:18pm January 4, 2012):

I met many of my dates in the large office where I worked or through work friends which worked out really well then. Now that I work at home if I were dating I think I would try online---but I'd be a litte scared of who the men were that I was meeting and take more precautions when actually going out with them in person.

Re: A Demon Does It Better (2:05pm January 3, 2012):

I have always wondered about life from the viewpoint of my cats and dogs---so I'd love to hang out in their world for a day or more.

Re: A Promise Of Safekeeping (10:37am January 2, 2012):

I keep things that belonged to my relatives--jewelry of my mother and grandmother, newspaper clippings, pictures, family Christmas ornaments---probably too many things, but it keeps their memories of them alive.

Re: The Angel Of Blythe Hall (12:11pm December 30, 2011):

My unexpected gift is my special lady beagle---she is the best dog I've ever had---even if she has cost me a fortune in vet bills.

Re: Lover's Leap (12:48pm December 29, 2011):

Congratulations on your 25th book. I will enjoy reading about second chances--I think everyone deserves them.

Re: Mozart's Last Aria (2:17pm December 28, 2011):

Mozart has always been one of my favorite composers---this book will help satisfy some of my curiousity about him and entertain me at the same time.

Re: Finding Felicity (11:23am December 23, 2011):

I always try to find one special charity to give to during the holidays--usually one involving animals because I feel they get forgotten this time of year.

Re: Wedded In Scandal (1:16pm December 22, 2011):

I spend way too much time just wandering around the internet--sometimes almost aimlessly---wasting time.

Re: Lady Seductress's Ball (12:51pm December 19, 2011):

I just love Russian Tea Cakes and I only get them during the holidays.

Re: Sleight Of Paw (5:12pm December 18, 2011):

I just plain dislike having my picture taken---I think the last good picture of me is my high school graduation photo! I always have some kind of goofy expression on my face instead of a smile.

Re: The King's Mistress (11:50am December 18, 2011):

I just heard on the news that due to the drought in Texas there is a mistletoe shortage!!

Re: How To Worship A Goddess (11:24am December 13, 2011):

I'm more of a basketball fan myself---so I dream of lusting after point guards.

Re: Mistletoe and Margaritas (11:14am December 12, 2011):

I'd like a place where it is 70 degrees and sunny all the time. Maybe Hawaii would be good for me. But then I'd miss my snow here in Minnesota---except we have no snow this year and brown in so depressing.

Re: Hellsbane (2:26pm December 8, 2011):

Now there is just my husband and me to celebrate the holidays by ourself--and we still haven't figured out exactly what to do. I still cook a big dinner, then we have leftovers for a weeK!!

Re: Wild Thing (10:21am December 5, 2011):

I think opposites attact but it's often short lived--but those with a lot of things in common are the ones that succeed in a relationship.

Re: Hushed (10:18am December 5, 2011):

I like romance and mystery mixed together.

Re: Hot Zone (12:02pm December 1, 2011):

I really, really want a kindle.

Re: The Earl's Mistaken Bride (11:21am November 30, 2011):

I can't wait to see a stubborn Constance win---because I'm known for my stubbornness, too.

Re: She Can Run (3:04pm November 29, 2011):

I read mysteries and romances---and the combo, romantic thrillers. So I think I would really like this book with a touch of politics thrown in.

Re: Miss Darcy Falls in Love (6:34pm November 28, 2011):

I think a nice romance would be fun to read this time of year.

Re: The Spy Who Left Me (3:57pm November 26, 2011):

I try to read a book each weekend of the holiday season as a present to myself--either a cozy or a romance---and always read a holiday themed book on Christmas Eve.

Re: A Crimson Warning (10:44am November 24, 2011):

I'm thankful for my family, my health, and time to enjoy my books and my animals.

Re: The Return Of The Stranger (3:46pm November 20, 2011):

It's been so many years since I've read Wuthering Heights that I can hardly remember anything about it except that I couldn't put it down---maybe I should check it out of the library and read it again, then read your book.

Re: Fortune's Son (11:49am November 18, 2011):

A reformed rogue--my favorite kind of story.

Re: The Fallen Queen (11:46am November 18, 2011):

I'm wondereing when we'll start getting some fiction books about the current class conflict of the Occupy Wall Street movement?

Re: Until There Was You (4:49pm November 16, 2011):

I like these books that show how a person can change--or not---over time.

Re: The Highlander's Heart (4:47pm November 16, 2011):

I prefer my heroes tortured by internal demons rather than the leading lady.

Re: Genie Knows Best (12:37pm November 10, 2011):

I like some comedy with my romances---so this book should suite me just fine. A Genie sounds like a lot of fun.

Re: Risking Trust (7:49pm November 9, 2011):

I think those who pretend to have perfection are just a real pain in the XXX---everybody has some flaw.

Re: Tall, Dark And Cowboy (12:32pm November 7, 2011):

I've had to start over several times in my life--most were successful, but the last one not so much since the town is very close-minded and made of of several clicks. If I have to do it again, I'd try to do a little more research about where I'm going----and move to someplace warmer next time.

Re: North of Need (12:26pm November 7, 2011):

My heroes have to love all animals--and want to help them.

Re: Liver Let Die (11:27am November 5, 2011):

Names are extremely important--my name is Suzan---not Suzanne, just Susan with a Z---and it makes me just a little different which I like. Book names are important, too---ever since I saw your book name "Liver Let Die" I've been dying to read it since I immediately knew it was a cozy, my favorite kind of book.

Re: Darn Good Cowboy Christmas (11:42am November 4, 2011):

I'm going to whisper in his ear asking for more good books to read---and good health for the whole family in the upcoming year.

Re: The Virtuoso (11:03am November 2, 2011):

I guess we can all learn from our experiences and the experiences we read about. Books are a great way for us to experience the feelings of others and learn from them.

Re: Enchanted Destiny (11:07am October 31, 2011):

Sounds like a fun book--magic powers and good looking guys!

Re: A Maverick For Christmas (11:45am October 30, 2011):

Believe it or not--my dogs have always helped me when I'm down by letting me cry all over them and get them wet and listening to my every work no matter what it is and not leaving my side.

Re: Romancing The Countess (12:31pm October 28, 2011):

I guess I'm just too practical to let a romance novel inspire me to do something. I read them simply to escape my reality.

Re: His Last Duchess (12:20pm October 27, 2011):

I feel a kinship to you as you describe your desk--mine if piled full of jumble, too---and I'm an accountant so I shouldn't be using my imagination too much but I find myself staring out my window when I need to solve a complex problem and need to think it through. Reading books like you write is one of my small enjoyments in life.

Re: Dire Threads (11:06am October 23, 2011):

My mom tried to inspire me to be creative--but it just didn't work, I'm a "Just the facts, Mam" type of person. I guess that's why I became an accountant.

Re: Flawless (12:44pm October 21, 2011):

Maybe they can be redeemed, but I tried and it sure didn't work!!

Re: Utterly Charming (9:08am October 19, 2011):

Once Upon a Time I think I'll check out---but I've heard that Grimm is a litte on the dark side so I think I'll pass on it.

Re: Attracted to Fire (9:05am October 19, 2011):

We honeymooned in Texas so I have great memories from there---I hope to vacation there again someday.

Re: Against The Storm (2:58pm October 18, 2011):

In today's economy it must be even harder to get published for the first time.

Re: The Rose Garden (1:17pm October 13, 2011):

I think the supporting cast makes the book complete and full---otherwise the hero or heroine can just seem empty and not connected.

Re: Chosen By Fate (4:50pm October 9, 2011):

I think it's fun to read all sorts of genres--so why not combine them too.

Re: Roommates (3:42pm October 5, 2011):

I am totally surprised that both my husband and I are enjoying Terra Nova and Pan Am---we inititally thought they would not be good at all.
For names--how about Benton?

Re: The Norse King's Daughter (10:32am October 1, 2011):

I go to either the bookstore or the library and plan to spend about 2 hours just wandering around looking for new authors to read.

Re: The Seduction of Sophie Seacrest (5:52pm September 26, 2011):

Brooding heros make the stories for me---and Rhett Butler was the best of them all.

Re: Murder By Mocha (3:11pm September 20, 2011):

My favorite snack lately ---candy corn!!! I just love the stuff and eat it like crazy every fall.

Re: Murder By Mocha (3:09pm September 20, 2011):

I wasn't aware of your haunted bookshop series. Now I must look for it at the bookstore.

Re: The Last Rising (11:27am September 18, 2011):

I guess maybe I'm just not too romantic---but sucking on my toes just wouldn't do it for me.

Re: To Sketch A Thief (5:28pm September 16, 2011):

I've always enjoyed picking names for our animals until the last one--nothing seemed to fit. I named her Genny and all her vet records show that---but she became Muff Tuff about six months later and that's what she has stayed---finally a name that fit.

Re: The Dragon And The Pearl (9:17pm September 14, 2011):

The ultimate costume to me is a judge's robes---a soldier's uniform to me is also a costume.

Re: Lord and Lady Spy (2:10pm September 8, 2011):

I'm still a great fan of George Clooney---couldn't he be worked in somewhere?

Re: The Wedding Affair (8:48pm September 7, 2011):

As a child I could only dream of a dollhouse like yours---mine was so plain!

Re: Deep Disclosure (8:46pm September 7, 2011):

I think I live in the future because I'm always saving for something.

Re: Bel Air (11:16am September 5, 2011):

My favorite ice cream is cherry nut---YUM

Re: Diaries Of An Urban Panther (6:05pm August 31, 2011):

I would be so scared---I just hope I could run as fast as I can and not just freeze.

Re: Redeeming The Rogue (3:33pm August 30, 2011):

I absolutely mourn when a favorite servies comes to and end---let's continue this one for a bit longer, please.

Re: Claim Of Innocence (2:53pm August 29, 2011):

The emails I dread most are from business contacts that always seem to be negative---some people just never have anything positive to say.

Re: Ward Against Death (4:16pm August 27, 2011):

My dream job would be a politician that actually could accomplish some good for people with government.

Re: Secrets: Desires Unleased (10:39am August 25, 2011):

The cutest funny thing my cat ever did was climb into the Christmas tree and fall asleep---I found him there when I got home from work.

Re: Lucky Girl (6:29pm August 24, 2011):

My first date was a Minnesota Twins baseball game with a lot of people from work.

Re: Red's Hot Cowboy (6:03pm August 24, 2011):

I like the wide open spaces of the west---and the cowboys, too, of course.

Re: Fall From Pride (12:51pm August 20, 2011):

I live in Northern Minnesota and I don't think there are any Amish near us---so I can only learn about them through books like yours.

Re: Love Me Twice (3:11pm August 18, 2011):

I love the music and hear the beat---but I simply can't get my body to do what I want it to do--so no dancing for me.

Re: The Orphan Sister (6:51pm August 17, 2011):

The first part of the summer was nice--planted flowers, enjoyed the outdoors. Then the doctor said I needed eye surgery---well, one month shot with two unsuccessful surgeries and another scheduled for Monday. Maybe fall will be nicer?

Re: Deadly Obsession (12:18pm August 16, 2011):

I like the "quiet" heroes that protect their ladies without the ladies ever knowing it---until the end of the book, of course.

Re: The Landlord's Black-Eyed Daughter (3:17pm August 10, 2011):

I don't like to read books that don't have happy endings---I read to escape from the real world where way to many sad endings are happening.

Re: Making Waves (3:10pm August 10, 2011):

George Clooney could star in anything and I'd watch it--great choice.

Re: Midnight Fear (11:12am August 7, 2011):

I'm so glad you wrote this blog--I think I've now found a new author to read.

Re: Pleating for Mercy (5:34pm August 5, 2011):

My 3 luxury hobbies are reading and golfing. Reading in the winter, golfing in the summer.

Re: The Lady Of The Storm (2:55pm August 4, 2011):

I always like to read books that I can picture the characters and settings in my mind---and tbe transported to a different place that where I am.

Re: Too Hot To Touch (4:13pm August 3, 2011):

My first crush was on a boy in first grade---so I tried to pick a fight with him---first graders have a funny idea of how to get someone's attention.

Re: Lie for Me (9:15am August 2, 2011):

Lying is so pervasive today--I really think it should be examined more often.

Re: The Full Moon Bride (9:13am August 2, 2011):

Learning something about a culture that I am not familiar with plus reading a good romance novel---sounds like a super combination to me.

Re: Undead And Undermined (9:49am July 22, 2011):

Loved your post--giggled all the way through it. I'm yet another who has not read a Twilight book.

Re: A Spark of Death (4:00pm July 15, 2011):

Since I lost Jim Quilleran to his author's death, I'm looking for a new mystery series sleuth to follow. Professor Bradshaw just could be my man.

Re: The Crepe Makers' Bond (5:07pm July 13, 2011):

Right now I'm struggling with my quick temper--it only hurts me more than anyone else---I should pretend to be more carefree and calm.

Re: Magnificent Passage (12:52pm July 12, 2011):

I think an old fashioned bodice ripper would take me back in time---to when I started reading romances. What fun!

Re: Just One Season In London (6:28pm July 11, 2011):

Financial ruin is something many people today can relate to---I think thi would be a good book to read.

Re: The Doctor Takes A Princess (6:12pm July 8, 2011):

Rocking them and singing---even if you don't have a good voice.

Re: Fallen (2:47pm June 29, 2011):

I'm not sure I could have followed them for very long---I probably would have gotten too scared. But the experience should make your book a real page turner.

Re: Dying For Justice (11:31am June 28, 2011):

I have a fear of flying so bad that I haven't flown in 25 years. I also fear for our government where the art of compromise seems to have died and everything is "my way or the highway".

Re: Night Veil (11:55am June 27, 2011):

Batman with all his flaw and darkness appeals most to me.

Re: Missing Persons (5:35pm June 25, 2011):

It never ceases to amaze me what "good" people will do and find justification for it.

Re: City Of Promise (12:04pm June 23, 2011):

Everyone else may have more time to read in the summer, but I'm busy with outdoor activities in the summer and do most of my reading in the winter when it's too cold to go outside. I do have a few book ready to open and read as soon as I get the time, though ---Jodi Picoult's "Sing You Home" and Michael Connelly's "The Lincoln Lawyer" to name a couple.

Re: Under a Desert Sky (4:40pm June 18, 2011):

HEA is when two people like each other --warts and all---and are willing to work at continuing a good relationship even when things go wrong.

Re: When Tony Met Adam (1:28pm June 12, 2011):

You must be bursting with talent to be able to write books and direct movies! Keep writing about gay issues, the more people read about it, the more accepting they become.

Re: Money Shot (3:11pm June 10, 2011):

A good plot that is well fleshed out is what I'm looking for.

Re: Cover of Darkness (11:07am June 5, 2011):

I haven't read too many books with military heroes lately---but I did read a Lora Leigh book that was very exciting.

Re: Forced to Kill (3:43pm June 4, 2011):

I haven't read a good book with military ties for a long time---maybe it's time for me to try one again---and I like that it is in audio so I can "read" while I'm cleaning the house!

Re: The Soldier (10:42am June 2, 2011):

My paternal grandparents were the family that I was closest to---they loved, supported and forgave just like grandparents are supposed to.

Re: The Gin & Chowder Club (3:48pm May 31, 2011):

I like to read the happily ever after stories, but it's the what if's and the heartache that seem to make the best literature and reading that really stays with you for a long time.

Re: The Hat (2:36pm May 9, 2011):

What a complex relationship you had with your mother. I wish I could have had a better one with mine, but if I didn't do exactly as she said, or want exactly what she wanted me to want, I was not a good daughter. In order to be anything of myself, I left home very young and never got to know her very well.

Re: Dragon Bound (3:17pm May 8, 2011):

I was just wondering when reading the description is Pia is a stand in for our mixed race children.

Re: A Family Affair (10:47am May 6, 2011):

Families are very complex---I watch my husband's family as an outsider and I never cease to be amazed at the lies they choose to believe about each other and their relationships.

Re: Follow My Lead (12:04pm May 5, 2011):

I like the second chance romances---everybody deserves a second chance.

Re: Love Drunk Cowboy (2:42pm May 4, 2011):

I've already traded in my high heels for the cowboy boots and semi-retired to the country.

Re: Heart of Deception (6:24pm April 29, 2011):

I think hats are wonderful---but I'm always afraid if I wear one people will think I'm "putting on the dog" ---I guess I just don't have the right hatitude.

Re: My Favorite Countess (7:26pm April 28, 2011):

Trapper John and Hawkeye are by far my favorite hero doctors. Dr House in today's TV is the best for me.

Re: Never A Gentleman (11:58am April 27, 2011):

I haven't read "Never a Gentleman"---but now I want to.

Re: The Alchemy of Desire (6:27pm April 25, 2011):

I think the nice guys need to win once in a while---I'm actually married to one of those nice guys and life is good.

Re: The Devil in Disguise (12:19pm April 23, 2011):

I like to hear how the author came up with the story--the location---the hero that sort of thing. Also I enjoy hearing about the author's life---her husband, children and expecially her pets.

Re: Hidden Embers (10:59am April 22, 2011):

Spring is my favorite season--all the expectations of warmth and sun and blooming plants. Now if winter would just let go---this has been the winter of no end!

Re: It Happened On Maple Street (12:57pm April 19, 2011):

I would really like to read your book since I have never experienced domestic violence and don't really understand it--how can someone who hasn't experience it understand it---but I know people that have and would like to know how to talk to them about it rather than just avoiding the subject.

Re: A Marriage of Inconvenience (12:11pm April 16, 2011):

I am a control freak definitely---I want to do everything myself or keep very close control of it---and I'm always the driver if there is more than one person in the car.

Re: Drip Dead (3:57pm April 14, 2011):

I've heard that middle schoolers are the hardest age group to reach so you should consider yourself a big success---plus just think how much you learned from them, maybe even something that you can use to inspire another good book.

Re: Cowboy Fever (4:20pm April 13, 2011):

John Thorton in The North and South was a really good hero I thought.

Re: Demons Are A Girl's Best Friend (12:45pm April 12, 2011):

I haven't read a witch book--but I'm hoping they give women a little extra power and yet leave them femine. I'd like to read your book to find out.

Re: Deadly Ties (1:08pm April 10, 2011):

I find that I tell the truth not matter what---and that can be a bad think sometimes. My husband has a very worthless brother that I need to just keep my mouth shut about sometimes and learn to pick my battles.

Re: Collision Course (12:48pm April 8, 2011):

I didn't have TV as a child---so I didn't grow up with scu-fi, but I fell in love with Star Trek. Now I'm a faithful follower of Fringe.

Re: Snowball in Hell (10:26am April 7, 2011):

I enjoy many genres--as long as the writing is good and the story line interests me---historical fiction I find particularly interesting because if done well, you can enjoy yourself and get a bit of education at the same time.

Re: The Shadow Guard (10:21am April 5, 2011):

I followed "The Cat Who..." cozy mystery series for years and had a definite picture in my mind of Quilleran---would like to see if I was right according to the author.

Re: Play Me (10:37am March 29, 2011):

I prefer the love scenes to leave something to the imagination---and not take up 50% of the book. A little bit of hot, steamy love can go a long way for me.

Re: Yukon Wedding (12:46pm March 28, 2011):

I think I would bury it in one of my plant pots.

Re: Sink or Swim (3:04pm March 25, 2011):

I like a good mystery and a reality show seems like a perfect setting---but I can't stand watch reality shows on TV and just turn the channel to anything else.

Re: A Lot Like Love (7:21pm March 24, 2011):

I like the instant attraction---and I like some good pizza and a coke with my books.

Re: Hummingbird Lake (5:05pm March 22, 2011):

Congratulations on your new book---I think the cover is just beautiful---and I often let the cover be the final decider when I'm deciding to buy a book.

Re: Highland Heat (3:10pm March 21, 2011):

I enjoy love stories with strong characters--so I guess I'd better go find this one at the book store.

Re: An Unlikely Countess (10:52am March 19, 2011):

I think heros and heroines of all social status are interesting---I just don't like the phony assumptions of some novelists that those in the lower classes actually could rise to the upper classes---it just didn't happen---and doesn't happen much now either. I don't think anyone needs to be content with their lot in life, but I do think they do need to be realistic. I do like to read more about the working class than the nobility.

Re: Tyler (12:05pm March 17, 2011):

My grandmother was Irish--and now my husband is half Irish so St. Patrick's day is always fun around our house.

Re: So Close The Hand Of Death (10:08am March 15, 2011):

I hope I would fight like a mother bear---but we never know how we will react until it happens.

Re: Angel's Rest (10:16am March 12, 2011):

This looks like another good series for me to read---and it will be pleasant to be in the present for a change.

Re: Taste Me (12:29pm March 9, 2011):

One of my favorite authors is Lillian Jackson Braun---because she made Quilleran seem so real to me. I liked the way she developed her characters--they just seemed like family to me after a couple books.

Re: Staying At Daisy's (4:36pm March 7, 2011):

Real life can seem very UNreal at times---so I can see how you can use real life stories in fiction after you dress them up a bit.

Re: Animal Magnetism (1:38pm March 5, 2011):

I guess I should be going to the grocery store more often! I'd like to see how he handles the rescue animals.

Re: Scandal of the Year (12:24pm March 4, 2011):

I think the car twist sounds like fun----and I'm hoping about six weeks 'til I can open my car windows!

Re: Wicked Seduction (12:55pm March 2, 2011):

I wish I had the imagination you have that is so vivid that it seems real---I love to escape into books that I read, but it never gets THAT real.

Re: Against the Law (12:27pm March 1, 2011):

Your interview has made me interested in your trilogy----I think it would be a fun read for me.

Re: Beaglemania (3:38pm February 28, 2011):

My two beagles want me to get your book as soon as it is released.

Re: Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun (3:36pm February 28, 2011):

I like a touch of romance in my mysteries---and some humor,too---so I'll be looking for your books at the book store.

Re: His, Unexpectedly (11:48am February 25, 2011):

I had many road trips with friends and significant others when I was young---great fun and lots of good experiences. Now that I'm older I remember those days fondly--maybe when I retire I can go on some more road trips.

Re: Beneath The Night Tree (1:22pm February 18, 2011):

My first and second loves just didn't work out---but this last one is a keeper.

Re: RiverTime (11:12am February 16, 2011):

I think escapism comes naturally to us---who hasn't day dreamed of being stranded somewhere with that guy that just never seems to notice them in daily life.

Re: Lucky Stiff (11:08am February 16, 2011):

I think we all need escapism to survive in today's world.

Re: Love Me If You Dare (12:10pm February 14, 2011):

I like your idea that Valentine's Day can include pets---after all they do give the most unconditional love.

Re: True Colors (12:31pm February 13, 2011):

Castle and Becket are one of my favorite couples, too---I also really like his mother and her adventures into love life. What about the couple on Burn Notice---I think they are pretty hot, too.

Re: Breaking the Rules (12:27pm February 13, 2011):

I'm not much of a drinker--so I'd not heard of most of those---but doesn't Skip and Go Naked just sound like fun!
I'll still to my tame mimosa.

Re: Dangerous Secrets (11:10am February 12, 2011):

I decided early in life to not have any children--that has made me a very independent woman since I've never had to rely on anyone to take care of me and any kids.

Re: The Mistress' House (7:33pm February 11, 2011):

Three in one--what fun!

Re: Society's Most Disreputable Gentleman (2:10pm February 9, 2011):

Seems like we are all attracted to the "bad boys" in our life---I even married one---then divorced him a couple years later. Now I'm married to a steady, unexciting accountant show makes my life wonderful---I guess I learned my lesson to look but not touch those bad boys.

Re: Deadly Ties (1:43pm February 7, 2011):

You have me so interested in your book---I still don't understand how a woman can let herself be controlled and hurt by her husband and not try to leave, but I would like to read about that side of the argument.

Re: The Mysterious Lady Law (11:54am February 4, 2011):

I think a good writer can do either---I like light mysteries when I'm stressed out and Lillian Jackson Braun did a super job with characterization of Jim Quilleran--I felt like he was a real person.

Re: Everyone Loves A Hero (3:50pm February 2, 2011):

No moment yet for me--and I'm getting up there in age so maybe I'm just not recognizing my moments or expecting them to be too momentous!

Re: The Irish Princess (10:01pm February 1, 2011):

This partly Irish lass would love to read the book you described so wonderfully.

Re: Haunting Jasmine (12:35pm January 30, 2011):

Haunted places can always be such fun settings for a romantic novel--I think I will enjoy your book.

Re: Wild Man Creek (4:26pm January 29, 2011):

This review makes me want to go buy the first of the Virgin River series and curl up by the fireplace and read this afternoon.

Re: The Werewolf Upstairs (2:17pm January 28, 2011):

Yes--a big thank you to all the authors that helped me keep my sanity during the bad times in my life---when I could escape the bad and live in their books for just a while.

Re: Immortal Champion (5:01pm January 27, 2011):

I read romance to excape my dull everyday life.

Re: At Hidden Falls (12:34pm January 25, 2011):

I discovered books when we lived in a very small apartment and I was always being told to "be quiet"----so I just decided to read and stay out of everyone's way. I can't say that any particular book transformed me--just last reading had always been my way of escaping the real world ever since then. I have gone through different periods of liking different types of books---now I read just about anything that just plain sounds interesting.

Re: Deadly Heat (2:18pm January 22, 2011):

I like a touch of danger with my romance, but nothing too dark or too kinky.

Re: Yours For The Taking (2:03pm January 19, 2011):

My perfect work day would be seeing the green grass and sunshine out an open window as I work (right now it's all snow and cold here)---then having everything go so well that I would be all caught up up early afternoon and could sneak out for a quick round of golf before dinner.

Re: Dreams' Dark Kiss (12:42pm January 18, 2011):

My animals are my muses because I can tell them my ideas and they never laugh at them.

Re: Real Wifeys (5:29pm January 15, 2011):

Enjoy all that energy while you are young---when you get to be my age, I think you will slow down a bit! But I sure enjoy reading of the younger days when people have lots of energy.

Re: Pleasure Me (5:54pm January 14, 2011):

I enjoy escaping into someone else's world and finding romance right along with them.

Re: Wicked Seduction (2:43pm January 11, 2011):

I'm an accountant and every year-end, deadlines turn me in to a *itch. I growl at everyone, including the dog.

Re: Senseless (12:21pm January 7, 2011):

Yellow Submarine - The Beatles reminds me of anything 60's.

Re: Fatal Justice (12:20pm January 6, 2011):

How do you stay fresh with your story lines with everything changing and happening so fast in DC?

Re: I Dream of Genies (4:05pm January 5, 2011):

Oh, does this book sound like fun---and to think, we just got TVLand on our cable TV and I Dream of Jeannie is on every day, too---I'll be having much fun with magic, both reading and watching.

Re: Against The Wind (2:05pm January 4, 2011):

I like trilogies because the character development can be more detailed---and you can follow the same characters for all three books.

Re: Deadly Identity (5:59pm December 30, 2010):

I think I could take all the writing classes in the world and still not be a good fiction writer---I'm just a numbers person at heart and it's probably a good thing I became an accountant.

Re: Cowboys Never Cry (3:34pm December 29, 2010):

I think if the book is good the characters become so real to us that we associate them with someone we know to give them a face.

Re: Haunted Honeymoon (2:03pm December 27, 2010):

I like a light cozy mystery--nothing too taxing at the end of a long day.

Re: Dark Angel, The Chosen, Soulmate (1:58pm December 27, 2010):

I'm just finishing Elizabeth Lowell's "Innocent as Sin" and would definitely recommend it.

Re: Pay Up (12:45pm December 23, 2010):

I don't like heroines that are just plain dumb--vulnerablity is fine, but heroines that don't have a clue bore me.

Re: Double Cross (11:03am December 23, 2010):

I'm afraid that people will critize me--so I'm afraid to go to large gatherings, etc---what kind of superpower could come from that?

Re: The Irish Warrior (4:05pm December 21, 2010):

"The man gazed down at the body stretched before him. She'd been a pretty thing. A bit scrawny, perhaps, but with the makeup removed and her facein sleep's repose, she had the bare, otherowrldly look of an angle.
Then again, he always saw his brides that way. Sisters of Mercy. Chaste, docile, patiently awaiting the intimate piercing that would join them forever."

When I started reading "Two Lethal Lies", I couldn't tell whether she was alive or dead!

Re: The Winter Sea (2:22pm December 20, 2010):

I think all the research that an author does to make the book authentic pays off with the readers actually learning something while they are enjoying a good novel.

Re: Murder In Plain Sight (2:19pm December 20, 2010):

I think Amish books appeal to me because they have such a different life-style than mine and it's fun to read about someone so different, yet right here in the USA.

Re: The Viking's Captive (2:16pm December 20, 2010):

I do keep a few books--mostly books about animals, it seems---but then I'm an animal lover.

Re: Precious and Fragile Things (5:24pm December 17, 2010):

"Precious and Fragile Things" sounds like a book that would make us examine ourselves and our motives--I think I might like it.

Re: The Heir (11:52am December 16, 2010):

I was always afraid of the basement when I was young---I still don't like to go down there when we first come home on a dark night.

Re: Wolf Fever (1:57pm December 15, 2010):

I think hot lemonade (made with fresh lemons) is the absolute best thing for the flu---and getting a lot of rest while reading lots of books.

Re: Icecapade (7:52pm December 13, 2010):

I like both romance books and mystery books so your writings should suit me perfectly.

Re: Unguarded (12:07pm December 13, 2010):

I just discovered Diane Whiteside's books this year---they are just great.

Re: The Ghost Hunter (3:22pm December 10, 2010):

I've never been there, but I'd love to travel to Washington DC---so much has taken place there that I could spend a whole month just poking around.

Re: Sparks (11:40am December 3, 2010):

Sparky sounds like a fun familiar---one everyone would like to have.

Re: Twins Under His Tree (1:11pm December 2, 2010):

When I read about this new book of yours, I couldn't help but thik of our local national guard personnel--they had the longest deployment of any unit in Iraq---I just can't imagine what some of their families have gone through to support our country. Thank you for writing this book.

Re: Outrageously Yours (2:37pm December 1, 2010):

I was such a nerd in school---I would like to get some revenge now.

Re: Second Chances (11:48am December 1, 2010):

Second chances can be really good or really bad--but you are usually smarter the second time around and make better decisions.

Re: Gemini Night (11:01am November 27, 2010):

I so admire people who can write since I have no talent at all for writing that I can't imagine killing anything that would help me write anything interesting at all.

Re: Holiday Sparks (1:51pm November 24, 2010):

I enjoy romantic novels because they are usually light and have happy endings and I can relax and just enjoy.

Re: Her Kind of Hero (11:44am November 24, 2010):

My husband and I met at work---and were in the same circle of friends that did a lot of things togething---golfing, Friday night parties at bars, baseball games---and were all at lunch together, etc. We ended up being the only single ones in the group, so I guess we just spent so much time together that it became natural not to be apart.

Re: Dating Mr. December (7:20pm November 22, 2010):

What inspires me---watching my dogs and seeing the total adoration and unconditional love in their eyes.

Re: Honky Tonk Christmas (3:53pm November 19, 2010):

I'm thankful for so many things, but mostly the good health of my family. I've always enjoyed all types of music, but my hubby is a real country music fan--old time country, that is---so I've got hooked on the Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn music that he loves so much.

Re: Swift Justice (5:42pm November 17, 2010):

Outwardly I display my Holidays are just another day personna because we have no family so it's always just my husband, me, and the animals----but I really long for a big Christmas with all the trimmings and lots of people around.

Re: The Christmas Clock (11:24pm November 15, 2010):

This sounds like a Christmas story that is a little different and has some weight to it. I think I must put it on my list to read this year.

Re: Deadly Intent (8:01pm November 10, 2010):

You don't have to have a serious book to have a memorable character---I just love Jim Quilleran from "The Cat Who..." series by Lillian Jackson Braun.

Re: Casting About (5:24pm November 8, 2010):

I usually read fiction because it just seems that it's lighter fare than biographies, etc.

Re: The Devil She Knows (12:47pm November 6, 2010):

When I was a child, my parents fought a lot---so my grandparent's house was a real haven to me. It was very tiny, but when I cooked there with my Grandmother was some of my happiest times---and holidays were always wonderful there even if there wasn't enough room for all of us at the table.

Re: Holiday Grind (11:25am November 5, 2010):

What a perfect book for the holidays---I could read it while drinking my favorite holiday beverage, homemade eggnog and eating some rum balls. Now I'm hungry!

Re: The Snow Globe (10:44pm November 3, 2010):

I think watching the wildlife out my kitchen window would make a good snowglobe moment--often I see a squirel teasing a crow or a dear closely inspecting a rabbit--or even chasing one just like they are playing.

Re: Holiday Affair (4:31pm November 1, 2010):

I stopped trying to be Martha at Christmas LONG ago---just having family together at Christmas is enough for me.

Re: Simply Irresistible (6:43pm October 29, 2010):

I like books that continue in a series--it allows me to learn more about each of the characters. This trilogy sounds like fun.

Re: An Accidental Seduction (1:15pm October 28, 2010):

My heroes tend to be those that fight for the underdog--the late Minnesota politician Paul Wellstone is a good example.

Re: Mr. Darcy's Obsession (11:32am October 27, 2010):

I think in the world of today with more computer contact and less person to person contact that the familiarity of characters in a good book is replacing some of our human contact of the past.

Re: Pinned for Murder (1:57pm October 26, 2010):

I haven't read any of your books, but since I love cozy mysteries with good characterization I'll look for yours next time I go to the book store.

Re: The Making of a Gentleman (4:37pm October 20, 2010):

I like something I'm familiar with in a book I'm reading, but I also like to learn about something I'm not familiar with.

Re: Captive Spirit (10:02pm October 19, 2010):

I find Native American history very interesting--and these Indians have such a good unsolved mystery involved with them,

Re: Pursuit of Justice (4:56pm October 18, 2010):

I like settings and characters that seem realistic to me. Now that doesn't mean that they can't be exotic or different--jut not outlandish---something I can relate to.

Re: Highland Hellcat (11:11am October 16, 2010):

I love flavored coffees--strong flavored coffees and sometimes I add some flavored creamer as well.

Re: Backstage Pass (12:52pm October 13, 2010):

We have 2 cats---and just let them herd us.

Re: Sloane Hall (11:06am October 11, 2010):

It's the quality of the story line and the writing that counts, not whether it is written from a male or female POV.

Re: Sazerac Seduction (11:11am October 10, 2010):

My dream man would love animals of all kinds and enjoy golfing as well as be well educated and faithful.

Re: Runes (4:27pm October 5, 2010):

I would want one older man for the experience and one younger one for the excitement.

Re: The Spy Who Saved Christmas (7:32pm October 4, 2010):

Reading and playing golf are my hobbies---love both of them so much that it's hard to find time for work!

Re: Sinful in Satin (5:12pm October 1, 2010):

I seldom remember much about my dreams---only snippets here and there. I know a lot of my dreams seem to be based on problems I've had during the day, especiallly with work.

Re: The Spurned Viscountess (6:36pm September 30, 2010):

I also devoured all of Victoria Holt's books---and many other gothic romances. I like the romance/mystery combo but can't seem to get into the paranormal scene.

Re: The Bride's Necklace (6:39pm September 27, 2010):

I think covers do make a difference--and I think the "clutch" covers and and those that are too sexy cheapen the book and make it less appealing to me. The Necklace covers are very tasteful and classy.

Re: One Touch of Scandal (5:05pm September 26, 2010):

I treat myself with a good book (usually a cozy mystery with pets involved) and curling up in my big chair with one or more of my pets to read it.

Re: Love Me (4:35pm September 24, 2010):

I think it's important to have the cover people match the author's description of them---makes no difference to me whether it's the couple or the hunk.

Re: For the King's Favor (3:26pm September 23, 2010):

I always wonder how accurate some of the historical fiction really is--and I like to hear that you approach writing with as much acuracy as possible.

Re: Petals From The Sky (2:48pm September 20, 2010):

Reading about different cultures is always fun and enlightening. Please enter me in your contest.

Re: Feline Fatale (3:35pm September 16, 2010):

I,too, am an animal nut---we have 2 beagles so I can hardly wait to see your "Beaglemania" in a local store.

Re: Desperate Deeds (4:33pm September 8, 2010):

I didn't realize the the genre I really enjoy is romantic suspense until I saw your list of authors I also devoured--Mary Stewart, Victoria Holt, Phyllis Whitney. I think it's because they are both exciting and romantic with out being bodice rippers.

Re: Royal Blood (4:20pm September 4, 2010):

I read to be transported to a different place so I really enjoy historicals when they also transport me to a different time.

Re: Atlantis Betrayed (5:50pm August 31, 2010):

Only worry about the really BIG stuff--like do you have a passport for everyone--in other words, don't sweat the small stuff. Find a good book and just bury yourself in it for an hour or so each day.

Re: Assassin's Heart (11:04am August 24, 2010):

I think past lives are a definite possibility--but I tend to think I was some type of animal instead of a person.

Re: Seduced by the Wolf (7:29pm August 23, 2010):

After seeing the wolves in our area, I would think he might be into some long distance running.

Re: Hero (5:14pm August 18, 2010):

A book must be a very personal thing to it's author so I would guess that a bad review would be just like saying that you have a bad child. However, as always, one must consider the source--is it a reviewer you respect or just somebody being paid to say something.

Re: Roast Mortem (1:00pm August 15, 2010):

Blueberry pancakes are a favorite at our house--even after I switched to making them whole-grain.

Re: Hell, Yeah (5:29pm August 11, 2010):

I would ask him how he gets into those jeans that fit so tight.

Re: The Quick and the Thread (6:29pm August 7, 2010):

Since I live way up north in Minnesota---not many book signings here---but we have had a few local authors actually do speeches about their books and then do question and answer period afterward---it was great fun.

Re: The Smuggler And The Society Bride (2:15pm August 4, 2010):

I enjoy imagining myself in the heroine's shoes in the Romantic past.

Re: The Goddess of Fried Okra (11:40am August 3, 2010):

I had a couple important influential women in my life--both happened to be my piano teachers at different times in my life. My mother was not good at talking through problems with me and these two ladies took their own personal time to help me think things through.

Re: Monster in Miniature (4:39pm July 30, 2010):

I particularly like to read cozy mysteries so I like the categorization. I must admit, thought, that many books can fit into multiple categories and must pose a problem when shelving. I am game to read other good books when I'm in the right mood--but I avoid the romances like the plague.

Re: The Ark (6:42pm July 29, 2010):

I like action thrillers so I should enjoy this book---I'm just glad that I don't live on one of the coasts if your next book imitates life---a tidal wave is not what I would like to experience first hand.

Re: Knight Of Passion (12:59pm July 25, 2010):

I like heroines that have their own mind--continue with more Linnets.

Re: Love and Scandal (10:57am July 22, 2010):

Gossip and scandals in real life are so hurtful--but in books they can be fun to read about.

Re: Tomb With A View (5:53pm July 20, 2010):

I'm not sure if I believe in ghosts so I suppose that's what draws me to read ghost stories.

Re: Revenge for Old Times' Sake (4:26pm July 16, 2010):

I find myself drawn into the cell phone conversations of people around me even if I don't want to be---it's embarassing to me--but when they talk so loud and so long how can you help it!

Re: Murder in the Abstract (10:07am July 14, 2010):

A fell for way too many bad boys when I was a teenager--thank goodness I grew up and married an accountant. But I'd like to win your book to relive some of those exciting bad boy years.

Re: Ice Cold (12:46pm July 13, 2010):

I just watched Rizzoli & Isles on TV last night and really enjoyed it---now I see this blog--Wow--I think I would enjoy more of your creations.

Re: The Happiness Project (4:30pm February 21, 2010):

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Re: The Edge of Winter (4:27pm February 21, 2010):

The Winter Lodge was a super book.

Re: The Cowboy From Christmas Past (12:35pm December 24, 2009):

Yes--Christmas is such a great time for memories--many of my grandmother, too

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