Alot Happens Between Loathing and Love

When I started writing this story I didn’t know exactly what I was getting myself in for.  I asked myself what would happen if the person who quashed my high school dreams came into my life later in life and I had the power to make their dreams come true.  Would I use that power for good or for evil?  If it was in the course of my job, would I stand up and do my job, or take the weasel way out?  These were all things I got to explore with his book and I’d like to think I’m … Continued

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Release Day

I’m going let you all in on a little secret.  I have had over 100 release days in my career.  The exact number is hard to count, but there have been a lot.  And I still get as nervous and anxious with each one as I did with my very first release.  Each time I hope readers will like it what I wrote.  I put a lot of myself in each story and I want the reader to love it because liking my work is in a way liking me.  I know that may sound a little strange, but it’s … Continued

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Release Day – The Gift

Sometimes gifts are unexpected and sometimes they come at you from out of the blue and knock you over.  Those are the ones you don’t see coming.  In The gift, neither character is looking for love or expects to find it in any way.  They both have issue, either inherited or based upon the decisions they made in life, that make them feel as though love, true love  (The Princess Bride just flashed in my mind) is not something that is in the cards for them.  This story was difficult to write  the premise put a lot of restrictions on what I … Continued

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A Sneak Peek – The Gift

In honor of the sale at Dreamspinner which ends July 31 at midnight, I wanted to give all my fans an advance sneak peek into The Gift which is releasing on August 10.  I got to have a lot of fun writing this story.  I have to confess that I’d been watching quite a few romantic movies when I was writing this story.  🙂  I really hope you like it.   Ember is a drop-dead gorgeous Las Vegas escort. He notices Alejandro in some of the classes he teaches at his side business—a yoga studio. Then, color-blind Alejandro further captures … Continued

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My Conference Odyssey – Close to the End

Hello from wonderful, energetic New York City.  I am nearing the end of my three week conference odyssey that started about three weeks ago in Munich.  I am at the RWA National Conference.  The previous conferences in Munich and Tampa were reader conventions.  This one is most definitely centered on craft.  I have met some amazing authors. I set next to Amelia Grey and near Patience Griffith at the literacy signing.  I got a signed book for my mother form Robyn Carr.  I have attended workshops on building sexual tension and writing Killer Romantic Suspense.  It’s been really awesome.  I’ve … Continued

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The Convention Odyssey

I have been traveling for most of the week.  On Monday I was in Philadelphia staying with friends.  Tuesday I caught my flight to Munich and landed on Wednesday and spent much of the day and night dealing with jet lag.  Thursday I had arranged a tour of the castles Linderhoff and Neuschwanstein.  They were beautiful.  I have seen both of them before, but it was even better this time. The tickets were timed so there was no waiting in tons of lines.  I was with Elizabeth and Lynn from Dreamspinner.  There are some things you have to know.  The … Continued

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Sneak Peek – Fire and Rain

This morning I thought I’d give you all I little peek into what I’m working on.  I started Fire and Rain four days ago and it is already about a quarter completed.  I think this is going to be one of those stories with a life of its own and I just need to hold on for the ride.  I only hope my heart can take it.   “They’re already full,” the man said, though he sounded like a kid.  “We got turned away from there a few hours ago.” Bonner’s suspicion rose.  We?  What exactly was going on under … Continued

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Carlisle Cops – We All Need a Hero

When I began the Carlisle Cops series, I set the stories in my own home town.  I love Carlisle Pennsylvania and Dominic and I have built our home there.  I have had a few dealings with the police, once when our garage was broken into, and again when the tires on our cars were sliced.  They were always professional and as helpful as possible.  It was after the tire slashing incident that I decided to write Fire and Water, the first story in the series.  Fire and Ice came to me because of a local news story that captured my … Continued

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The Price Releases at Midnight Tonight

The Price releases at midnight tonight and I thought I would give you a preview.     Hunter Wolf is a highly paid Las Vegas escort with a face and body that have men salivating and paying a great deal for him to fulfill their fantasies. He keeps his own fantasies to himself, not that they matter. Grant is an elementary-school teacher who works miracles with his summer school students. He discovered his gift while in high school, tutoring Hunter, a fellow student. They meet again when Hunter rescues Grant in a club. Grant doesn’t know Hunter is an escort … Continued

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Backward – The Cover

Marty Pfeifer is the model who posed for the cover of Backward.  Once I had finished the manuscript, I asked Jesse and Dirk if they knew of someone who would be interested in posing for the cover of Backward.  I asked for a larger man who was older.  I didn’t want a young kid.  They told me about Marty and sent me a few pictures.  As you can see by the finished work, he’s a handsome man and was perfect to portray Harry on the cover of Backward.  Joey Flyfoto agreed to shoot the images as he did for Jesse … Continued

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