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258 comments posted.

Re: Race the Darkness (6:02pm October 13, 2016):

I think my worst nightmare would be having something happening to a loved one and not being able to prevent it or stop it.

Re: If the Shoe Kills (4:03pm November 18, 2014):

First I have to say that I love the cover of your new book. I think reading 'If The Shoe Kills" will be a great way to de-stress from the chaos of the holidays. Thanks for a chance to entery your contest.

Re: A SEAL's Seduction (4:19pm January 10, 2013):

If I love a book, I keep it, and I have a book shelf full of books:). If a book makes me laugh or makes me cry, if it really grabs my emotions I keep it.

Re: South Of Surrender (8:23pm January 9, 2013):

Okay, a Greek God ,a Vampire and a special forces Vet...you have my attention. Can't wait to read the book.

Re: In His Brother's Place (6:14pm January 6, 2013):

Your cover speaks volumns. It is wonderful.

Re: Seven Days Normal (6:12pm January 6, 2013):

I loved hearing about your history as a writer. I think it was great that your teacher laminated and "bound" your book. What a wonderful teacher to encourage a student the way she did.

Re: The Missing Manuscript Of Jane Austen (6:08pm January 6, 2013):

I can't wait to read "The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen". I admite you for all of the work you put into a book.

Re: The Seventh Victim (7:59am December 31, 2012):

I never considered the setting as a character, but after reading your comments, I absolutely agree. Thank you for your insight.

Re: Fallen Angel (8:01pm December 29, 2012):

I am grateful for my family and friends, and for my good health.

Re: Against The Odds (6:39pm December 19, 2012):

While my husband was in the military, it was important to keep as many traditions as possible. Even though our sons couldn't share the holidays with their grandparents, aunts and uncles, we knew when we sat down at the dinner table, we were eating the same foods and saying the same prayers as our family back home. It kept us all close, despite the miles between us.

Re: Betrayed by Shadows (4:20pm December 17, 2012):

I love a heroine who has some "prickle" to her. I relate more to someone who has some spine than to someone who is sugar-sweet.

Re: Just A Cowboy And His Baby (4:59pm December 14, 2012):

I love the cover [red boots and all :)] and I love the interview. Can't wait to read the book.

Re: The Bridegroom Wore Plaid (5:23pm December 6, 2012):

Your venture into writing Victorian romances sounds like it turned up quite a few amazing tidbits of historical interest.

Re: Wish Upon A Christmas Star (2:54pm December 2, 2012):

I am hoping my whole family can get together for the holidays. My sons live out of state and it is always so wonderful to have them visit for Chirstmas.

Re: Under the Mistletoe (2:51pm December 2, 2012):

I love your books. They are such fun to read. Reading your list of Christmas gifts was a hoot too.

Re: Heart Of A Texan (6:08pm November 30, 2012):

I enjoy reading about cowboys. They are a breed unto themselves: hard working and hard playing.

Re: Resurrected (4:38pm November 5, 2012):

We often hear about the the difficulty faced by the strong men and women who ventured out to the wilderness to make a better life. I can only imagine how daunting a task to do this as a woman alone. Your books sound interesting.

Re: The Snow White Christmas Cookie (2:25pm November 4, 2012):

I have to say that I love the cover of your new book. I have not yet read any of your Berger-Mitry mystery books, but now that I have read your post, I can't wait.

Re: Charming Blue (8:20am September 21, 2012):

Yor books sound like an interesting 'shake up' of the old tales. And the cover is yummy. It will be interesting to read your new book.

Re: Return To Willow Lake (8:23pm September 4, 2012):

Since I love your stories so much, I am thankful the dreary winters that allow your imagination to run free. Thank you so much for the many hours of pleasure your books have given me.

Re: Deep Blue (7:19pm August 14, 2012):

I love cruising although it has been a while since we took a cruise. Deep Blue sounds like a great book. My Dad was a sailor on the Great Lakes, so the thought of sailing appeals to me.

Re: Seducing Cinderella (5:40pm August 12, 2012):

Love the story line. I can't wait to read it.

Re: Hell On Wheels (8:32pm August 10, 2012):

The BKI books sound wild. I look forward to reading them.

Re: A Brew To A Kill (8:53am August 7, 2012):

I just printed off your recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Muffins and can't wait to make them. I can't wait to read you newest book either :).

Re: One Breath Away (4:18pm July 9, 2012):

Your book captured my interest. I enjoy a good suspense book. I remember reading Nancy Drew as a young girl and I read The Hardy Boys to my two sons.

Re: Deep Autumn Heat (3:03pm July 6, 2012):

My intention to exercise and my follow through are two different things. I feel better once I get to the track and walk, but I can find LOTS of reasons not to go :).

Re: Seeker Of Shadows (5:20pm May 30, 2012):

Your book caught my attention!! I can't wait to read it. As for other books that "always please", I have to say Nora Roberts.

Re: Final Sail (7:15pm May 20, 2012):

I guess it is easy to forget how much work goes into maintaining a yacht...it's not all fun. And apparently for Helen, it is a LOT of work.

Your book sounds interesting.

Re: A Wild Night's Bride (10:02am May 15, 2012):

Love the cover and the book sounds sensual.

Re: The Vampire Shrink (1:44pm April 27, 2012):

Unfortunately, I have not had any ghostly encounters.

Re: Cursed (5:15pm April 13, 2012):

When my husband retired from the AF and we relocated to Florida, I decided to become a stay-at-home Mom. It was the right decision to make at the time. I did a lot of volunteering with BSA, my church, various sports teams my son's were on. Now that they are both out of the house, I am finding my skills are very rusty. With the economy what it is, finding a job tough.

Congrats on your first book. I think the cover is awesome.

Re: The Wolf Who Loved Me (7:51am April 12, 2012):

I haven't done anything to maintain a secret, but I often regretted sharing a secret.

Re: Woodrose Mountain (6:39pm April 4, 2012):

I believe that the deeper the tragedy, the higher the rebound.

Re: Sanctuary Cove (5:15pm March 28, 2012):

Your Cavanaugh Island series sounds delightful. I lived in Myrtle Beach for several years and fell in love with South Carolina.

Re: Sticks and Stones (2:34pm March 21, 2012):

My best friend Becky has a wonderful way with words and a quirky sense of humor. She would be my writing buddy.

Re: Oracle's Moon (12:40pm March 19, 2012):

I am not a writer, but I do love to cook. If I am trying to come up with a new recipe, first it starts with an idea. Then I research other recipes and combine bits of one and parts of another. Then I put all the bits and parts together and hope it comes out to be a wonderful creation...and not a flop :(.

Re: His Duty to Protect (2:23pm March 13, 2012):

THanks for introducing me to the Trayhern Family. I can't wait to read about them.

Re: Against The Night (11:18am March 9, 2012):

THe movie that tugged at my heart strings recently was "Letters to Juliet". I love the movie and the scenery was fabulous.

Re: Texas Pride (12:12pm March 8, 2012):

I will admit to never having read any of your books, but your interview today has peaked my interest. Now I can't wait to get my hands on one of your books. Thanks!

Re: A Sliver Of Shadow (1:27pm February 29, 2012):

I am not sure about love at first sight. Lust at first sight...yes. I think there are too many things that go into a relationship for it to happen 'instantly'.

Re: Clobbered By Camembert (11:12am February 25, 2012):

Yummm...I just love the titles of your mystery series. I can't wait to get my teeth into your new book [sorry..that was bad :)].

Re: The Rogue Pirate's Bride (3:49pm February 24, 2012):

I love to read...romance, historical romance, romantic suspense. I like a book that has the main characters go through a bit if adversity before getting the prize at the end of the book, the "happily ever after". Just like in real life, I believe a challange faced by characters in a book allows you to know and understand the person...it either brings out the best or the worst in that character. I think a challange well met will get the reading audience to cheer on the couple.

Re: The Risque Target (2:26pm February 23, 2012):

Quiet strength, very self confident, knows his place and it is at the top of the pack...a true alpha male.

Re: King of Darkness (12:00pm February 22, 2012):

I am reading the 'Harry Dresden' books which touch on all things paranormal. They are a great read. And coffee isn't bad either :). I need my morning cup to get me going.

Re: Courting His Favorite Nurse (12:33pm February 21, 2012):

I have seen pictures of hot air balloons flying over New Mexico and often thought how fantastic the scenery must be. I would like to try it.

Re: A Fitting End (6:10pm February 10, 2012):

I would have to write my mystery series around a craft shop: knitting, cross stitch and mayham :).

Re: Darkest Highlander (3:21pm February 6, 2012):

I am a new comer to the genre of paranormal books. I first started to read Karen Marie Moning's books and have become hooked. The cover art for Darkest Highlander caught my eye and your description of the book really grabbed my attention. Now I can't wait to read it :).

Re: Touch Me (2:03pm January 30, 2012):

I love a man in a uniform...or out of it :). A military man is a man after my own heart...Special Ops or Navy Seal.

Re: The Stubborn Dead (4:10pm January 29, 2012):

When I need to destress I like to take a nice long walk then sit down with a good book and read. When I read, I put myself right into the book...it makes forgetting everything else so much easier.

Re: Double Dare (5:18pm January 27, 2012):

FIreman or maybe a military pilot would get my vote on a sexy profession. Maybe it is the uniform...maybe it is the body underneath the uniform.

Re: Amazon Heat (5:24pm January 23, 2012):

I think a novella might be an interesting way to "launch" new characters, but I think I would like to have a full length novel to get to really know him/her/them. I love series books. It gives me the opportunity to revisit characters that I become attached to. It is kind of like visiting someone you haven't seen in a while...it is kind to keep in touch.

Re: Sex, Lies and Surveillance (8:44am January 19, 2012):

I am a James Bond fan...the old version with Sean Connery.

Re: Lure of Song and Magic (12:33pm January 18, 2012):

Your book sounds compelling. I love the cover art.

Re: Made For Marriage (8:34am January 17, 2012):

Hi Helen, I admire your determination and drive to get your manuscripts into the hands of the publisher that will best represent your style of writing. I wouder how many aspiring authors put in all the effort that you do or how many just give up after a few rejections?? Thanks for everything you did to get your books in print.

Re: Scrumptious (5:38pm January 16, 2012):

I am still not sure what I want to be when I grow up!! I loved your posting and got a great laugh out of it. I can't wait to read your book.

Re: Demon Crossings (5:59pm January 8, 2012):

I can't wait to get my hands on your new book. I enjoy paranormal romance and Demon Crossings sound perfect.

Re: Hot Rain (1:14pm January 4, 2012):

I've been married for 38 years so I never experienced on line dating. However, if it had been around when I was dating, I don't think it would have appealed to me. I want to get to know the person I am dating, to see them as they really are. I think on line datine would allow an individual to pretend to be just about anything.

BTW I love the new cover.

Re: A Promise Of Safekeeping (4:23pm January 1, 2012):

I keep all the little things my sons made for me when they were young. I also keep cards...birthday, Mother's Day, Vaneltine's Day. Each and every one is a special reminder of a loved one.

Re: The Angel Of Blythe Hall (2:18pm December 30, 2011):

There was a Mother's Day many years ago that my husband seemed to have forgotten. As the day progressed, he read the paper, walker the dog, and puttered around the house. Shortly after lunch he told me had an errand to run and would be back in a few hours. Before he returned, the door bell rang. Standing there was our oldest son holding a huge bouquet of flowers. Rob had flown in from Germany and my husband had driven to the air port to pick him up. I still tear up when I remember seeing him there.

Re: Lover's Leap (2:59pm December 29, 2011):

I have enjoyed reading your Eternity Springs series and can't wait to read Lover's Leap.

Re: Wedded In Scandal (8:17pm December 22, 2011):

I loved your post...it reminded me of how often I take all day to get nothing done :). Have a merry Christmas all.

Re: Come Back To Me (7:01pm December 21, 2011):

I have not had the opportunity to read any of your books before, but your article caught my attention. I am in awe of all that you do with your community involvement. I look forward to reading your new book.

Re: Lady Seductress's Ball (12:40pm December 19, 2011):

This time of year I love pumpkin cookies with lemon icing. As for reading, I just picked up The Distant Hours by Kate Morton.

Re: Mistletoe and Margaritas (6:49pm December 10, 2011):

I grew up in New York, but sa a military wife, spent 24 years living all over. Now I live in Florida. For me, I love the seasons.

Re: The Cowboy's Pride (3:34pm December 6, 2011):

A baby can be a scene stealer...that's for sure.

Re: Hunter Of Shadows (12:45pm December 2, 2011):

I love the unexpected, the surprise, in a book...something that makes it stand out from other books I have read. Although I have to admit it is sometimes very hard not to peak at the last few pages :).

Re: White Dawn (5:31pm November 21, 2011):

Thank you so much for "Finishing it" and going on to finish so many others, I love your books.

Re: Until There Was You (6:02pm November 15, 2011):

I love your books and as a dog lover, your book covers always catch my eye.

Re: Because Of You (11:42am November 14, 2011):

Your new book sounds so wonderfully touching. Thanks for talking about it.

Re: Roommates (6:46pm October 4, 2011):

I love your books. I am currently reading Roommates.

Re: Jennifer's Garden (4:33pm September 25, 2011):

I love the analogy of a garden as a place to heal and to grow. I think of a garden as a nurturing place. I look forward to see how Jennifer grows in her garden.

Re: Secrets Of The Wolves (7:48pm September 24, 2011):

Can't wait to read your new book. Thanks for writing the story of Kaala.

Re: The Wedding Affair (4:24pm September 6, 2011):

I Loved the doll house. Was that a P. Buckley Moss picture in the front hall by the staircase?

Good luck with your new book [and with finding your maid:)].

Re: Deadly Descent (3:22pm September 5, 2011):

I am a fan of both Cherry Adair and Suzanne Brockmann. I think you books will go on my "to read" list too. Thanks for telling us about them and good luck.

Re: Bel Air (9:32am September 5, 2011):

Coconut ice cream with hot chocolate topping...it's like a mounds bar!!YUM..

Re: Pleating for Mercy (12:41pm August 5, 2011):

I enjoy crosstitching.

Re: Too Hot To Touch (8:21am August 4, 2011):

My first crush was an older cousin. He was in the military and I love seeing him in his dress uniform.

BTW I love the cover art for your books. It is what first caught me attention..what is inside the cover kept me coming back.

Re: The Genesis Key (8:17pm July 27, 2011):

Your book sounds great...the title caught my attention and the description really drew me in. Can't wait to read it.

Re: The Language Of The Sea (1:24pm July 20, 2011):

Your book sounds like a beautiful story. I have read other books about the Selkies and think they are such wonderful creatures.

Good luck with your book.

Re: Magnificent Passage (2:14pm July 12, 2011):

I love your books and look forward to reading the re-issue of Magnificent Passage.

Re: The Doctor Takes A Princess (7:47am July 8, 2011):

My oldest son began to cut teeth at 3 month old. The only thing my husband and I could do to quiet him down was take him for a car ride. There were many 3 A.M. car rides!!

Re: Loved By A Warrior (1:14pm July 6, 2011):

I think a myth is in the same catagory as 'an old wives tale'...unrelated circumastance surround an event and before you know it, the two are linked.

That being said, I love the idea of your books. They sound compelling.

Re: Shadow Of A Quarter Moon (2:42pm July 5, 2011):

I am one of those readers who was stuck reading the same kind of books by the same authors. One of the suthors I particularly enjoy reading started to write paranormal books. I took the plunge and read her book. [It is not the kind of book I ususlly would have read.] I was surprised to find how much I enjoyed it. Now I am trying to judge a book more by the story it tells rather than the type of book it is.

Thanks for your insight into SHADOW OF A QUARTER MOOM.

Re: Wild and Unruly (7:29am July 1, 2011):

I think time travel will some day be possible. For the present, I will let my dreams take me to other times and places. As for a T-T author, I love the work of Gwyn Cready and the earlier books of Karen Marie Moning.

Re: The Dark Enquiry (7:18am June 26, 2011):

I had always thought of the people who lived during the 19th century as very straight-laced and reserved. Thanks for showing me a very different side of them.

Re: Demons Prefer Blondes (10:38am June 20, 2011):

I definately agree that reading romance is a great escape. Reading lets me forget everything that is wrong with my life while I concentrate on the characters of the book I am reading.

Congrats on your new series.

Re: The Lust Boat (3:23pm May 29, 2011):

Thanks for the great posting Roz. And thanks also to all of the men and woman who have served in onr military. Happy Memorial Day Everyone.

Re: A Courtesan's Guide to Getting Your Man (6:49pm May 26, 2011):

Wow! After an intro like that I can't wait to read it.

Re: Mind Games (12:51pm May 25, 2011):

I love your list. I have read books by most of the authors and think each is wonderfully individual.I am looking forward to getting my hands on your new book.

Re: Dirty (1:53pm May 22, 2011):

While I have never read a self-published book, I have heard that it can sometines be difficult for a new author to get a book published. I would think self publishing would give an author an opportunity to get his/her book into print and into a reading audience's hands.

I think Jackie Mercer sounds like an intreguing characher and I can't wait to read about her.

Re: Awaken The Highland Warrior (5:38pm May 18, 2011):

I think it depends partly on the time frame and setting of the book. The characters have to fit the storyline. But I also think a lot of imagiation has to go into the charactera to make the hero larger than life.

BTW I love your cover.

Re: Wickedly Charming (1:27pm May 17, 2011):

I love the cover and the story sounds great.

Re: The Goodbye Quilt (7:01pm May 12, 2011):

Sadly, my Mother is not with us any more. She died 4 years ago. However, this year was special in a different way. May 8th also happened to be my oldest son's 38 birthday. He and I went out to dinner to celebrate our "Happy Mother's Birthing Day". It is our special event.

Re: Already Home (4:57pm May 11, 2011):

I enjoy cooking more during certain times of the year. Holidays wouldn't be the same without the traditional foods that the family has served over the years. I do enjoy reading books that include cooking. I am inspired with the cooking process and will often try a recipe I found in a book.

Re: Never A Gentleman (3:54pm April 26, 2011):

I have never read "Never a Gentleman" but your description of Grace pulls at my heart strings. It sounds interesting. I love a good cry about the characters in the books I read, as long as it all comes out ok in the end,

Re: Vowed In Shadows (6:38pm April 11, 2011):

What character do I most want to be? I guess that depends on what book I am reading at the time. I tend to like the heroine of most romance books.

Re: Haunting Desire (2:29pm April 6, 2011):

I can't wait to read the story of Shealy and Tiarnan. I loved Haunting Warrior and Haunting Beauty so I know Haunting Desire will be equally compelling. Thanks for the great series.

Re: The Shadow Guard (10:06am April 5, 2011):

I love your inspiration for Jake. I always wonder how authors develop their characters. Now when I read "The Shadow Guard" I will think about Greco-Roman wrestling and Banana Republic. I am looking forward to reading the book. Thanks for the visual :).

Re: Angel's Verdict (4:25pm April 3, 2011):

Your "Angel" series sounds interesting. I love a good mystery and your sound like they have an interesting twist. Thanks for introducing me to your books.

Re: The Return Of Black Douglas (3:03pm April 1, 2011):

Thank you for the time and effort you went through in your writing. It is always interesting to learn about the area and the culture of the characters I read about in a book.

Good luck with THE RETURN OF BLACK DOUGLAS.

Re: A Lot Like Love (1:12pm March 24, 2011):

I love "Slow Burn"; it draws out the anticipation. Your books sounds great.

Re: Hummingbird Lake (5:00pm March 22, 2011):

I love the cover of your new book...I can't wait to read it.

Re: Tyler (1:47pm March 17, 2011):

How wonderful that you were able to learn about your ancestors. I have been on the trail of mine for many years. It is a very rewarding hobby.

Your trilogy sounds great.

Re: A Taste of Seduction (8:47am March 11, 2011):

Thank you for sharing the inspiration for your characters. I love the cover of "A Taste of Seduction". I can't wait to read it.

Re: Against the Law (7:43am March 1, 2011):

I love your books and can't wait to start your new trilogy.

Re: Beaglemania (6:18pm February 28, 2011):

I love any book that includes pets. Your series sound great.

Re: A Light at Winter's End (1:46pm February 24, 2011):

Thanks for letting us get to know Julia.

Re: Like Clockwork (7:43pm December 14, 2010):

Thanks for telling us about the history of your book.

Re: Jane Slayre (4:28pm December 5, 2010):

I enjoyed reading your book list. Thanks for sharing. I love the books "The Christmas Box" by Richard Paul Evans, and "Winter's Gift" by Jane Monroe Donovan.

Re: Royal Blood (4:52pm December 4, 2010):

I used to hate the idea of giving "gift cards". I always wanted to give my family members the perfect gift. I wanted them to know that I put a lot of thought into their gifts. However, as everyone is getting older and moving away, it is difficult to know what everyone wants. I think I will make some beautiful cards for my family and give them [gasp] a gift cards:(.

Re: Twins Under His Tree (7:28pm December 2, 2010):

My family has a history of Military service. My Father in law served in Vietnam, and was in the Air Force for 26 years. My husband served for 24 years in the Air Force. My son is currently looking into joining. I am proud of all of them.

Thank you for your books and the military characters you write about.

Re: No Way Out (9:43pm November 29, 2010):

I never thought of the place as a character in a book , but after reading your post, I must agree. The setting of a book is equally as important as any individual within the story line.
I was interested to read about your home town of Kansas City. Thank you for sharing.

Re: Angel in My Arms (4:40pm November 21, 2010):

Victoria, Your books sounds facinating. I love that you modeled her after a real person.

Re: Honky Tonk Christmas (2:38pm November 19, 2010):

Honky Tonk Christmas sounds great.

Re: The Taming Of The Wolf (6:27pm November 18, 2010):

I love your list. I can't wait to read your new book.

Re: Miracle Baby (4:57pm November 17, 2010):

Laura, I was so touched by your hero. The quality I would most like to see in a man [or a woman for that matter] is honor. It seems like an old fashioned term, but I think this world would be a lot better if we had a few more honorable people.

Re: Swift Justice (4:52pm November 17, 2010):

When my children were young, I would begin baking oodles of Christmas goodies in September, loading up the freezer...we were usually still eating Christmas cookies for Easter. Now that my kids are grown and not living in the area, I am lucky to get two batches of cookies baked before the holidays. I guess having the kids in the house inspired me to make more of the holidays.

Re: Somewhere Along the Way (10:20am November 17, 2010):

Jodi,
Thank you so much for the insight into a writers' world. Thank you also for not giving up. I love your books.

Re: The Christmas Clock (5:40pm November 15, 2010):

Kat, I love your books and I'm sure that "The Christmas Clock" will be no exception.

I have two wonderful friends whose Mother's both have Alzheimers. My heart goes out to every family whose parent is dealing with this debilitating disease.

Re: Falling Home (3:10pm November 12, 2010):

I lived near Folly Beach when my husband was stationed at Myrtle Beach AFB. I'll have to read your book.

Re: While Galileo Preys (5:56pm November 9, 2010):

Best of luck to you on your new book, and best of luck to Strengthen Our Sisters charity. I think what you are both doing is awesome.

Re: Casting About (4:28pm November 8, 2010):

I enjoy fiction as long as it is believable. I like to read about fictional characters and how they might behave in a factual situation.

Re: The Devil She Knows (3:05pm November 6, 2010):

I remember Christmas at my Grandmother's house, all the Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. There were two dinner tables, one for the adults and one for the kids. It was sign of maturity when I was finally able to sit at the "grown ups" table [but not nearly as fun:)].

Re: Holiday Grind (2:12pm November 5, 2010):

My Mom always made the best sugar cookies with raisin filling. They will always be a Christmas favorite.

Re: The Snow Globe (10:06am November 4, 2010):

Sheila, I love your books. I love the idea of the snowglobe...it is like a small vignette of life.

Re: Holiday Affair (4:16pm November 1, 2010):

I used to bake hundreds of Christmas cookies, and other goodies to share with friends and neighbors. However, with my kids out of the house and no grandkids, I have toned down my baking. The holiday is much tamer, but I do miss the excitement of youngsters in the house for the holidays.

Re: Pinned for Murder (12:39pm October 26, 2010):

It must be so thrilling to see your characters come alive as you write about them. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Re: Dangerous To Know (5:28pm October 25, 2010):

I have been fortunate to visit Normandy, when my husband was in the Air Force. It is a beautiful setting for a book.

Re: Backstage Pass (3:37pm October 13, 2010):

DO I have cats?? Well...sort of, or rather, they have me. I have two stray kittens that adopted me. Unfortunately, my dogs do not approve.

Your stories sound great and it sounds like you will have a blast writing about the band members.

Re: The Secret History Of The Pink Carnation (4:17pm October 12, 2010):

Lauren, I haven't had the pleasure of reading any of your books, but after reading your posting, I am hooked. I can;t wait to get my hands on your books.

Re: The Bride's Necklace (5:44pm September 27, 2010):

Covers do make a difference. I love the covers of your Necklace trilogy and look forward to reading them.

Re: Captured by Desire (6:54pm September 19, 2010):

A lot can be learned about a person when you see how they deal with the "trials and tribulations" that come their way. I think when the reader watches a commoner face his/her obstacles, you can't help but cheer them on. Everyone wants to see the underdog succeed.

Re: Rule's Bride (8:54pm August 16, 2010):

I loved reading your Bride series and am looking forward to the Necklace Trilogy. Thanks for all of the wonderful books you have written.

Re: Such A Pretty Face (3:04pm August 5, 2010):

All I can say is "Wow!!". I can't wait to see how everything fits into your story.

Re: Veil Of Night (7:40pm July 31, 2010):

Sounds like you are having a great time. Enjoy!!

Re: Monster in Miniature (10:53am July 30, 2010):

I love to read and am interested in almost all genre.

Re: Barely A Lady (7:30pm July 27, 2010):

You have made me look at the villain in a whole new light. Thanks.

Re: The Millionaire Meets His Match (11:30am July 26, 2010):

I love your post. It made me laugh. I look forward to reading your new release.

Re: Knight Of Passion (2:14pm July 23, 2010):

Your books sound great. I love, strong, honorable men, and women with a mind of their own. It sounds like you put them together and came up with a compelling story. Thanks!

Re: Revenge for Old Times' Sake (5:40pm July 16, 2010):

Your characters and your books sound great.

Re: Fortunate Harbor (11:40am July 15, 2010):

Hi Emilie, I love the idea of a "girlfriend" book. It is so important to have a strong friendship to help one through the tough times. Your books sounds great.

Re: Murder in the Abstract (11:58am July 14, 2010):

Your book sounds intriguing and your "bad Boy" sounds like an interesting character to know. I look forward to reading about him.

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

Watched the premier of Rizzoli & Isles last night. i would love to read the books.

Re: A Cutthroat Business (11:16am July 2, 2010):

Hi Bente, Your books sound like the perfect thing for summer reading material. Thank you for your blog and the tantalizing intro to your mystery series.

Re: Fatal Affair (10:41am June 24, 2010):

I think a hero needs to be self confident, self assured, capable, with a side order of "tall, dark and handsome".

"Fatal Affair" sounds great...I loved "Love at First Flight".

Re: The Devil She Knows (5:53pm June 22, 2010):

My hero would have to be a little bit of both..a traveler as well as someone who settles in one place. While he is trying to find himself, I would want him to wander a bit, but once he figures out who he is, I think I want him firmly planted.

Re: Desire Me (12:07pm June 8, 2010):

We planned a scavenger hunt for my son's birthday one year. We had several neighborhood families in on it, so it was great.

Re: Guardian (3:29pm June 7, 2010):

I love series books. When I "bond" with a character, I don't want to let go at the end of a book. I like it when the characters pop into other books. Your new saga sounds great.

Re: I Love This Bar (10:34am June 3, 2010):

Your book sounds intriguing. To answer your question, if I found myself flat on my back with Jarod on top, I would wrap my arms around his neck and give him a wild kiss, then get up and run for the hills:).

Re: Band Of Angels (5:02pm May 24, 2010):

What an wonderful adventure!! And how wonderful that you could share part of it with your Mother. Your book sounds interesting. I hope you keep getting those tingles that lead you to new adventures.

Re: The White Shadow Saga (5:52pm May 20, 2010):

Thanks for your insight about the publishing world.

Re: Small Change (4:09pm May 14, 2010):

Hi Sheila, I just finished reading "Small Change", and found the story touching and the financial tips timely and easy to implement. Thanks for the life lesson. I think it is so important for women to be able to take care of themselves financially as well as emotionally. Thanks for the great read. I strongly urge women to read your book.

Re: Blood Of The Demon (3:28pm April 30, 2010):

I can't believe someone would suggest that a whole genre of books should be ignores because some were substandard. Every genre of books, music, art has substandard works, but you don't give up, you just become a bit more selective. Keep writing your books and we (your fans) will keep reading. Thanks!!

Re: Rule's Bride (3:52pm April 23, 2010):

I enjoyed reading both Reece's Bride and Royal's Bride...I know Rule's Bride will be equally enchanting. Thanks for your books.

Re: In For A Penny (3:46pm April 23, 2010):

Hi Rose, Like you, I think my first reaction to a tough critique would be denial. Hopefully after I finished justifying why I was right, I would sit down and listen to others...maybe not agree, but at least listen.

Your books sounds great.

Re: Beautiful People (1:44pm April 21, 2010):

I enjoy reading about humorous situations in books., especially when the character can laugh at themselves. However, I don't like "humor" that is at another persons' expense.

Your book sound delightful to read. Thanks for telling us about it.

Re: Maid for the Millionaire (1:35pm April 21, 2010):

I love books that have characters that I can relate to, characters that have real emotions and struggles. Your books sound like they have that and more. Thanks for your insight.

Re: Demonkeepers (5:13pm April 14, 2010):

Hi Jessica,
Thanks for introducing us to your characters and to your book series. The books sound intriguing. I enjoy story arcs that continue through a series of books.

Re: Dead Head (8:49am April 14, 2010):

Your book sounds like a fun read. You also bring up a good point...what do we really know about our neighbors? We only see what they want us to see. Anything could be lurking behind closed doors:).

Re: The Darcy Cousins (4:52pm April 5, 2010):

I love your post. It must be fun for you to learning all about the people you write about in your books. I'm glad they are willing to talk to you and reveal themselves...it makes for an interesting read.

Re: The Highest Stakes (12:59pm April 1, 2010):

I think the sign of a good historical fiction is the ability of the author to weave fact and fiction so seamlessly that the reader can not tell the difference. Your book sounds like a wonderful read.

Re: Flirting With Forever (1:45pm March 29, 2010):

Gwyn, I love your books. They are such fun to read. I can't wait to read 'Flirting with Forever'. Where do you get your ideas for the shoes?? I loved the ones in 'Tumbling Through Time'...so sexy.

Re: Aries Rising (2:31pm March 26, 2010):

Thanks for the informative posting. I am looking forward to reading your book.

Re: Small Change (1:25pm March 25, 2010):

Hi Sheila, I loved your post. It is so relevant to all of us. Who hasn't bought something that was a "Great Deal" just to have it sit on the shelf. Thanks for a few important pointers to live by.

Re: On The Steamy Side (3:07pm March 23, 2010):

I loved reading about the March sisters in "Little Women" and "Little Men" by Louisa May Alcott. They were wonderful touching, romantic books.

Re: Something About You (12:47pm March 19, 2010):

I think Sean Connery with a side of Nathan Fallion would be an interesting combo.

Re: The Highlander's Sword (2:49pm March 18, 2010):

I enjoy reading books about the Scottish Highlands. I look forward to reading your book.

Re: The Stolen Crown (9:02am March 16, 2010):

I am grateful for all the historical records that have been passed down through time. I am a genealogist and love to find records about an ancestor that brings him/her to life.

Re: Montana Magic (2:48pm March 12, 2010):

What a wonderful, thought provoking article. Stolen Son sounds awesome.

Re: SEALed with a Ring (1:55pm March 5, 2010):

I enjoy reading books about the Seals...and to combine it with ballroom dancing sounds delicious.
I have always had a secret yearning to learn how to dance, but never found the courage to go to a dance studio. Maybe it's time to rethink that:).

Re: Plaster And Poison (4:31pm March 4, 2010):

I love mysteries with a dose of humor and your sounds great. Thanks for the intro.

Re: Truly, Madly (7:43pm March 3, 2010):

The dreamer in me wants to believe in love at first site, but I have not experienced it. Now lust at first site...:) that's another story.

Re: Cowboy Trouble (2:35pm February 26, 2010):

A chicken farm...now that is a unique idea. Even the thought brings a smile to my face. It will be great to read a book that is not the typical "boy meets girl". I can't wait to meet Libby and Luke.

Re: The Texan's Happily-Ever-After (10:39am February 25, 2010):

Hi Karen, I love your blog. I find it so much more realistic to have your characters experience some kind of insecurity and find their way to overcoming it. It is such a gentle reminder to all of your readers that despite what life throws at us, there are ways to get past our problems. Thanks for your books.

Re: Easter Promises (9:20am February 24, 2010):

I love to garden, cross stitch read, and cook. These are also great ways to express myself as well as be a little creative and reduce stress. That's a win-win.

Re: Chick with a Charm (5:30pm February 19, 2010):

I am a dog person and I belong to Storm and Shadow...two cockapoos.

Re: Kayla's Daddy (5:28pm February 19, 2010):

I'm hooked!!

Re: Down By The River (10:02am January 31, 2010):

I never seem to be able to read as much as I want. I have a basket sitting beside my bed of TBR books. I have recently been reading Suzanne Brockmann books and am slowly reading her earlier books. I love them.

Re: Dead Head (1:19pm January 21, 2010):

With your dark hair and red dress, you'll be a knock out.

Re: The Keepers Of Sulbreth (4:12pm January 15, 2010):

Yes to all of the above :).

Re: Fugitive (3:17pm January 5, 2010):

Hi Cheryl, Thanks for introducing us to Marla, Zef, Manx and Drusilla. They're great. It must be so much fun to write about them.

Re: Angel Lane (2:46pm December 30, 2009):

Happy New Year Sheila, I love your resolutions. I just finished reading Angel Lane and loved it. Thanks for your great books.

Re: Breakfast In Bed (5:20pm December 28, 2009):

Loved the interview...I felt at home with Rich and Becca. I can't wait to get me hands on their book:).

Re: Kitty's House Of Horrors (6:11pm December 27, 2009):

Thanks for the interesting posting. I look forward to reading your books in 2010.

Re: Mennonite Community Cookbook (1:01pm December 20, 2009):

I always remember the smell of my Mother's kitchen as she baked cookies. I make several of her specialities as well as fruit cakes. There is always some to share with friends.

Mitzi, I also make our New Years dinner with Black Eyes Peas [Hoppin John] and corn bread.

Re: One Lucky Cowboy (3:34pm November 5, 2009):

I love the interview. Jane sounds like a fun "person" to talk with.

Re: Santa Honey (4:35pm October 24, 2009):

I agree completely with your assessment. Your remarks can also expand to include the cd and dvd market where pirating is also going strong. Thank you Sandra for this eye opening reminder.

Re: Possess Me At Midnight (3:13pm October 22, 2009):

I love your post as well as your books.

Re: My Wicked Vampire (1:01pm October 20, 2009):

I have just started to read paranormal books and yours sound great. I can't wait to read them. Thanks for your posting.

Re: Loot the Moon (1:26pm October 19, 2009):

Because I am a "stay at home Mom" it would be so easy to put off tasks until tomorrow. However the task keeps staring me in the face, and then I feel guilty. I find if I just get "IT" done, then I can reward myself with a treat, something that I enjoy...usually reading a good book:).

Re: Finger Lickin' Fifteen (4:06pm October 17, 2009):

I don't like too much background information. Some authors describe things too much. When this happens, I tend to skip past it and get back to the story.

Re: The Other Mr. Darcy (11:23am October 16, 2009):

I can't wait to read your book. I am so glad you were willing to listen to Caroline when she came to you with her story. Thanks !!

Re: The Trials Of The Honorable F. Darcy (6:44pm October 15, 2009):

Your book sounds Great!!

Re: Soulless (9:04pm October 13, 2009):

Steampunk is new to me. It sounds interesting. Thanks for the introduction.

Re: Out Of The Darkness (2:41pm October 8, 2009):

I loved reading about your books and now I can't wait to read them. Thanks for a wonderful teaser.

Re: Can't Stand the Heat (1:34pm October 6, 2009):

I would love to read more about Adam at Christmas time, or any time.

Re: Demon Ex Machina (2:01pm October 5, 2009):

All I can say is "bring on the magic"!

Re: Love You To Death (3:00pm October 3, 2009):

I am looking forward to reading your book.

Re: Killer Dolls (5:25pm September 24, 2009):

I do catch myself looking at couples and try to guess what attracted one to the other, but you really study people. I'm sure you see more than I ever would.

Re: Guardian (9:14am September 16, 2009):

What wonderful tips. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Re: The Splendor Falls (10:20am September 12, 2009):

I love the Tea Shop Mystery series, by Laura Childs. Not only is are they a fun read, they are always whipping up some fantastic foods to be served in the Tea shop. I especially love that Laura includes some of the recipes at the end of her books.

Re: Furies Of Calderon (11:16am September 9, 2009):

I agree with Lynn, Anne McCaffrey and her son Todd, are great writers. Todd is currently working on a new story arc on the Dragon series, his Mother created. Pern is a wonderful world to visit.

The Forgotten Realms books by R.A. Salvatore is another series well worth reading.

Re: Tears Of Pearl (3:54pm September 2, 2009):

It must be so interesting to do all of the research; to discover the truth in the lives of 19th century citizens. It's great that you are able to include this in your books. Thanks for the lessons in history.

Re: Within Striking Distance (5:48pm August 31, 2009):

Chocolate, Caffeine, hum...sounds like a typical day for me. I just use talking to my dogs as a "cover story" for my little voices:).I loved your books...keep them coming.

Re: The Treasures Of Venice (4:32pm August 27, 2009):

As a youngster, my Grandmother had a big "July Birthday Bash" out in her back yard every year. Not only did it celebrate her birthday and Fourth of July, it was a great get together for the extended family. I loved the chance to see all of the cousins. I miss those gatherings.

Re: Air Time (10:25am August 26, 2009):

I met my husband in high school over 30 years ago. We have been married for almost 26 years now and have two wonderful sons.

I can't wait to read your books.

Re: In the Master's Bed (9:41am August 25, 2009):

For me, "back to school" means sending my son off to college. For years I looked forward to having the house for just my husband and myself, however, the reality is that I miss the hustle and bustle of having kids around.

Re: To Tempt The Wolf (3:43pm August 20, 2009):

I love the art work on your covers...it is a great attention grabber. I love books of any genre, but it must keep me on the edge of your seat so I guess I would have to write a book that really caught the readers attention.

Re: Devil In My Bed (11:49am August 19, 2009):

Your books sounds delightful. I love books where the main characters "discover" themselves; where they learn who they are and what they are capable of.

Re: Tortured (9:01pm August 18, 2009):

Your books sounds great. I can't wait to read it.

Re: Red, White & Dead (10:23am July 31, 2009):

The series sounds great. I love that the three books are being released in such a short time span. It is so much easier to remember and follow the characters.

Re: Bending The Rules (10:34am July 20, 2009):

I am someone who can cry at the drop of a hat. I cry while reading, at movies, when I'm mad. Tears come to my eyes when I tell my kids how proud I am of them. I cry for our national anthem. As for comebacks...I'm like you. I come up with the perfect one when it's too late to use it:(.

Re: Swimsuit (6:22pm July 17, 2009):

I love the Women's Murder Club books. Thanks to both you and Jim for your wonderful collaboration.

Re: By Hook Or By Crook (11:41am July 14, 2009):

I love mysteries and your sound great.

Re: In The Garden Of Sin (11:39am July 14, 2009):

Your titles are attention grabbers.

Re: Mr. Perfect (1:34pm July 12, 2009):

I usually don't choose my books by the hype that they receive, but rather by the author. If I like the author, I will read most any book he/she writes.

Re: Art Of Sensuality (4:29pm July 10, 2009):

What a wonderful experience. Thank you for sharing it with us. The title of your book sounds quite compelling. I look forward to reading it.

Re: Object of Desire (6:02pm July 9, 2009):

Your book sounds steamy, with lots of action.

Re: Greedy Bones (11:56am July 7, 2009):

I have read all of your "Bones" books and can't wait to read Greedy Bones to see how Tinkie's husband is doing. I love Jitty...she's a haunt after my own heart.

Re: Love At First Flight (8:24pm July 3, 2009):

I loved hearing from your hero.

Re: Billionaire Prince, Pregnant Mistress (3:21pm July 2, 2009):

Your book sounds wonderful...just the kind to take your mind off all of the daily worries.

Re: A Stroke of Magic (9:58am July 2, 2009):

Hi Tracy,
I love quirky characters, it makes the person seem more realistic. We all have quirks [although it might take a friend to point them out to us].

Re: Happiness Key (11:00am June 30, 2009):

As a reader, if the title of a book doesn't catch my interest, I often do not pull it off the shelf. Happiness Key is a title that would get my attention.

Re: Wild Heart (4:27pm June 29, 2009):

Can't wait to read your book.

Re: The Scot And I (4:33pm June 25, 2009):

I love historical books. It's great that you have first hand knowledge of many of the places you include in your books.

Re: A Thread Of Truth (1:27pm June 22, 2009):

Typos don't bother me, and I don't blame the author, but if they are numerous, I tend to frown upon the publishing company/proof reader.

Re: Pulling The Trigger (12:52pm June 22, 2009):

I love to see the hunky guy on the cover, but I want the background to be specific to the content of the book. I love Suzanne Brockman's books...her characters are super.

Re: Queen Takes King (12:43pm June 22, 2009):

The photos are wonderful and Your books sound great.

Re: Jump (1:37pm June 19, 2009):

I can't wait to get my hands on "Jump".

Re: Bought (1:13pm June 19, 2009):

When I read a book that in some way parallel's a part of my life, I am curious to see how the author handles it. I never thought how difficult it must be for a writer to make sure they do not "lift" situations from the life of a friend.

I look forward to reading your book.

Re: Last Resort: Marriage (4:08pm June 17, 2009):

I have lots of books that I adore, but one that really got my attention was "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand. It is very thought provoking.

Re: Beyond The Code Of Conduct (10:46am June 17, 2009):

I agree. There are books I would love to share with him.

Re: Undead And Unwelcome (12:32pm June 15, 2009):

The authors that come to mind are Catherine Coulter, Nora Roberts, Danielle Steele, Karen Marie Moning, Fern Michaels, Judith McNaught, Jude Deveraux.

Re: From Friend To Father (12:25pm June 15, 2009):

I read romance books because I love the "happily ever after" endings. It is the same reason I go to movies that leave me feeling happy after I have watched them.

Re: To Ruin The Duke (10:28am June 10, 2009):

I love books by Judith McNaught. He books WHITNEY, MY LOVE was great.

Re: Lucky Streak (9:44pm June 2, 2009):

I think a person's "good" or"bad" luck is at least partly determined by ones attitude; if you think something isn't going to work, it usually doesn't.

Re: The Accidental Lawman (1:59pm May 22, 2009):

I love a book that makes me laugh. I look forward to reading The Accidental Lawman.

Re: Saved By The Monarch (3:07pm May 20, 2009):

Your book has a very interesting twist. I look forward to reading it.

Re: Kissing The Man Next Door (6:18pm May 18, 2009):

I have never had a neighbor who was remotely tempting. Maybe I just haven't lived in the right neighborhood. I do agree with Kelli's comment that it would be difficult when the relationship ended, to live so close.

Re: 6 Killer Bodies (12:08pm May 13, 2009):

Wow Stephanie, you have had a killer year. Your tips are great for anyone to follow. I look forward to your new releases.

Re: Let It Ride (3:27pm May 12, 2009):

While a lot of great shows are having their season finale, there are a few that begin their season in June/July [like The Closer] that I love too.

Re: With a Twist (3:14pm May 8, 2009):

Like the old saying "Give me Patience and do it NOW", I find myself struggling to cope with my own lack of patience.

I look forward to reading your new book.

Re: Sea Lord (5:24pm May 5, 2009):

I love the idea of a fairy tale for grown ups. When I real a book like that, I like to believe that in some other universe, things like that really do come true.

Re: Relentless (10:22am May 4, 2009):

I look forward to reading Relentless. I have not yet read one of your futuristic books and this one sounds interesting.

Re: Under Her Skin (10:19am May 4, 2009):

What an absolutely beautiful setting!!

Re: Comfort Food (2:57pm May 3, 2009):

I always seem to be reading several books (of different genre)at one time. In addition, I have a stack of books on my night table that all tell me "read me next". I guess it depends on what I am in the mood for when I start a new book.

Re: Wild Heat (7:17pm April 30, 2009):

I love the title of your book and can't wait to read it.

Re: Cleopatra's Perfume (3:17pm April 24, 2009):

I love the cover of your book. It's sexy and alluring. I am looking forward to reading the book and its prequel.

Re: Rescue Me (3:12pm April 24, 2009):

I love the idea of the Last Chance Rescue. It sounds like a perfect organization to work a book series around. I look forward to reading your books.

Re: The Secret Mistress Arrangement (3:31pm April 23, 2009):

I love a hero who knows when to listen to your problems. But he also has to be intuitive enough to understand you don't want him to solve the problem, but just be someone you can unload on.

Re: Take Me Two Times (10:49am April 20, 2009):

I am looking forward to reading "Take Me Two Times". It must be difficult as an author to be working on one book while having to do revisions on a book that has already been submitted to a publisher.

Re: While My Sister Sleeps (8:25pm April 17, 2009):

I love your books. They are so insightful. I have always admired someone who can paint a picture with words, which you have done for me in your books. Now I realize what goes on behind the scenes to promote a book. All I can say is "Wow".

Re: The Heir's Scandalous Affair (7:25pm April 14, 2009):

While I will read either stand alone books or series, I prefer a series book. I enjoy finding out what has been happening to the characters after i turned the last page of a book.

Re: Pursuit (2:46pm March 25, 2009):

I read Guilty and loved it. I am looking forward to Pursuit. Your books are great. Thanks.

Re: Would-Be Witch (12:23pm March 17, 2009):

I would love to visit Pompeii [before Vesuvius :)]

Re: Scandal (2:15pm March 6, 2009):

I enjoy reading Historical Romance books. One of my favorite authors was Kathleen Woodiwiss. I will miss her wonderful stories. I also fell in love with the Angelique series. Historical books take me back to a time when honor and intregrety meant something.

Re: The C.O.O. Must Marry (8:48pm March 1, 2009):

My journey has taken me to a lot of places. I traveled and lived in many places with my husband who spent 24 years in the Air Force. I was fortunate enough to complete college while we were assigned to Ramstein AFB. I am a Mom of two grown sons. I am now an empty nester, looking for what ever direction my life will now take me.

Re: Between A Rock And A Heart Place (1:30pm February 24, 2009):

I think I would like to be a dragon...it would certainly get attention:).

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