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Hot New Tuesday Releases!

The weather this year is so crazy I'm going to paraphrase the mailman's creed:  "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these readers from the swift completion of their appointed books."  Enjoy!!           .. . Grimm Consequences by Kate … [Read More...]


joysann’s Picks of the Week

I'm happy to tell you that joysann followed me over to my website and will be posting her picks of the week.  Here's what she's read/listened to this week. . Night Broken (Mercy Thompson series) by Patricia Briggs . Listened to by joysann  , When Adam's ex-wife finds refuge from a murdering arsonist stalker … [Read More...]


Hot New Tuesday Releases!

As you may have heard, I'm also doing a column over at Reader's Entertainment and today it's about the Brenda Novak Auction.  Go and leave a comment there for a chance to win a wonder box set of books where all the proceeds go to Diabetes Research.  I love these kinds of … [Read More...]


On the Internet Today

As I was trolling around the internet this morning, I came across some interesting tidbits you may have missed, so I thought I'd share them with you. Over on The Risky Regencies, Victoria Hinshaw is talking about the tour she organized with Kristine Hughes for readers and writers.  It's called the Duke of Wellington … [Read More...]


Free Books

I'm thrilled to announce that my book (written with Sheila Clover English), Book Marketing, Book Trailers and Author Etiquette in a Nutshell, is FREE at Amazon right now.  It's common sense advice for authors both new and those who have been around a while.  But if you're a reader who might like it, go ahead and … [Read More...]


You Just Have to Read This Book…

I was talking to a friend recently about people trying to force you to read a book they loved and thought, "I wrote a blog about that once."  It seems like a good time to pull it out and share it with a new group of readers.  Let me know how you feel about forceful, good-intentioned friends. I received a call from … [Read More...]


Is Luncheon a “Romantic Getaway?”

Recently the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote an article about the Reader Appreciation Luncheon I do in April. The journalist called me and we did an interview over the phone.  He was very nice and we talked about the luncheon, the authors, the readers, the charity and what it brings to Milwaukee.  I tried to get … [Read More...]

Hot New Tuesday Releases

I hope the weather by you is as gorgeous as it is by me.  Spring is definitely around the corner, so make it a perfect day by heading to the bookstore of your choice for some of these great new releases. Apologies today as I'm unable to add book covers, but I will as soon as I can figure out what is causing the … [Read More...]


WW Ladies Book Club

Kind of looks like mystery day at the book club and Heidi's read a couple of keepers. . Dead Ex by Harley Jane Kozak . Read by Heidi . Even though greeting card designer Wollie Shelley dated soap opera producer David Zetrakis, she is shocked that her former boyfriend not only found murdered in his Los … [Read More...]

Rita & Golden Heart Nominees Announced

From Romance Writers of America: Romance Writers of America(r) (RWA), the trade association for aspiring and published romance fiction authors, announced the finalists for the 2014 RITA(r) Awards on March 26. The RITA - the highest award of distinction in romance fiction - recognizes excellence in published romance … [Read More...]


My Take On: Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare

Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare Isolde (Izzy) Ophelia Goodnight's father was the famous author of storybooks filled with knights, castles and princesses.   She became famous because she was in the books as the daughter he tucked into bed at night and told the stories to.  Unfortunately, fame and money don't go hand … [Read More...]


Hot New Tuesday Releases

Tuesday is becoming my favorite day of the week.  I love looking at the new books coming out even though my TBR pile rivals the Eiffel Tower.  It doesn't matter.  I would easily get rid of furniture to make room for more books, so bring 'em on. Special giveaway today.  Just comment "Love new books" for a chance to … [Read More...]

And the Winners Are…

Congratulations to the winners from the Welcome Party, 5 Things You Didn't Know About...Suzanne Brockmann, and New Adult by Julie Cross.  Please check for your name and email me your name, street address, email address, what you won and I will forward it on to the author.  Email to: Thanks to … [Read More...]


New Adult: What is it Really?

I've never understood the need for the newish genre, New Adult, so I invited NA author, Julie Cross, here today to explain it  Julie lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three children. She's a former gymnast, longtime gymnastics fan, coach, and former Gymnastics Program Director with the YMCA. Julie is a … [Read More...]


5 Things You Didn’t Know About…Suzanne Brockmann

Suzanne Brockmann is the New York Times bestselling author of fifty-three novels.  Her favorite is the one where her most popular character, gay FBI agent Jules Cassidy, wins his happily-ever-after and marries the man of his dreams.  Called All Through the Night, this was the first mainstream romance novel with a hero … [Read More...]


Welcome Party

Welcome to the new permanent home of Beyond Her Book.  While some things will change (sometimes more than one post a day, free books posted, special offers, news from other sites), many things will stay the same (Hot New Releases, WW Ladies Book Club, 5 Things You Didn't Know About...) and lots of terrific giveaways, … [Read More...]