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Hot New Tuesday Releases

Hope you all had a relaxing and fun three day weekend.  Always a nice way to end the summer and get into the back to school mode.  I really miss all the shopping involved.  When I was a kid, we would go with my mom and all get new underwear, a new dress and new shoes.  For some reason, you couldn't return to school … [Read More...]


Heidi and YA Amanda’s Picks of the Week

Shadow Falls:  The Beginning by CC Hunter Read by Amanda, 13 . Born at Midnight Kylie Galen believes she is normal. She is a little different than others, but she thought to herself: “Isn’t everyone?” This is the case until Kylie starts seeing this stalker following her. When she points him out to her mom, … [Read More...]


joysann & Joan’s Picks of the Week

The Book of Life (The All Souls Trilogy) by Deborah Harkness Listened to by joysann Returned from 16th Century London, vampire Matthew and witch Diana join their families in present time to face the dangers that have been building for centuries. Still, their greatest project involves find the missing book Ashmole … [Read More...]


Hot New Tuesday Releases

It seems like it's been raining for a month straight here.  Gray and gloomy and damp...all the time.  But, since there never is a bad time to read a book, I'm fine with it.  You see, in my world the sun is always shining when my nose is between the pages.  Here's the new releases for this … [Read More...]


Hot New Tuesday Releases

Quiet day for new releases, but after you check out these two you'll have time to catch up on some of your reading from your TBR pile.  I've got three ARCs (Advanced Reading Copy) of books sitting here that I can't wait to sink my teeth into.  It's a grey, rainy, gloomy day here.  Just perfect for reading.  … [Read More...]

joysann’s & Joan’s Picks of the Week

No Limits (An Ultimate Series Book) by Lori Foster Read by Joan When Cannon Colter returns to Warfield, Ohio, after winning a fight in Japan, he finds that he has inherited one half of Tipton Sweeny's house and pawn shop. Tipton also leaves Cannon a sealed letter requesting that he try to persuade his … [Read More...]


Harlequin’s Reader Party

I was thrilled to be asked to host Harlequin's Seattle Reader's Luncheon in October.  There's room for about 100 readers, so if you're in the area, consider coming.  There will be 12 authors attending and 8 readers at each table.  In addition to the luncheon, readers will be provided with tote bags filled with books … [Read More...]

Beau Monde

The Beau Monde at RWA

There are a lot of special interest chapters who meet up at the RWA conference.  These groups exist online during the year offering advice, encouragement and support to its members.   They each have a specific purpose and goal in mind.  One of these associations is the Beau Monde chapter. . As for their specific … [Read More...]

The Lalala's getting together at RWA

The Divine Secrets of the Lalala Sisterhood

I met the Lalala Sisterhood while waiting for my food at the hotel restaurant. They were having a gathering to mix, mingle and celebrate in "real life."  I asked Valerie Bowman to share their story. , I was pretty freakin’ depressed the morning of March 26th Romance Writers of America (RWA) National Golden Heart® … [Read More...]


My Take: Worth the Weight by Mara Jacobs

Business owner Elizabeth Hampton has been overweight for most of her adult life.  After much soul searching and therapy, she fights the difficult battle to lose the weight.  Before confronting "Mr. Right," she decides to go back home and try out her new body with former high school sweetheart, Finn Robbins.  Finn's … [Read More...]


Hot New Tuesday Releases

Here we are into the Dog Days of Summer, but that doesn't mean that there aren't a heck of a lot of great beach reads left out there.  Personally, I don't go to the beach, but maybe I should just call them great summer reads for when I want to lay around, with the windows open and do nothing else at all.  Where's your … [Read More...]


OMG, it’s Holly Jacobs!

  As you walk around the Romance Writers of America Convention, you constantly hear, "OMG, it's ..."   It's the excitement of the moment, it's finally meeting that one person you never thought you'd meet or someone you're surprised to run into.  It's fun to watch and it's fun to be part of. , Well, one … [Read More...]


Heidi & Amanda’s Picks of the Week

Today we have mother/daughter readers Heidi and Amanda, 13, with the books they've been enjoying this summer.  Heidi says, "Amanda’s loving the books she got from you! She isn’t watch TV this summer, it’s all about reading!! How great is that??"  I'd say that's wonderful!  I spent many summer vacations with my nose … [Read More...]

Editor Chris Keeslar and the dynamic southern trio of Linda Winsted Jones, Linda Howard and Marilyn Puett at the Borroughs party

My RWA Through Pictures

Since I feel like most of RWA was a blur for me (unfortunately I ended up in the ER, but all is well now), I thought I'd tell it through the pictures I took. Here's the Marketing on a Budget workshop I did with bestselling author Eileen Dreyer and author assistant, Maggie Mae Gallagher.  No, not a picture of us, but … [Read More...]


Hot New Tuesday Releases

It's fun to see all these author's books coming out this week after I just talked to them last week at RWA.  I could have come home with a truckload of books, but I was good and only took what I could carry in my suitcase. I've got a copy of Jill Shalvis's Always On My Mind here to give away.  So, just leave a … [Read More...]

Montlake identified their authors with heart balloons.

Romance Writers of America Invade San Antonio

As usual, my trip starts off with an adventure.  The first leg of the flight I got extremely overheated and they had to get a nurse.  I'm perfectly fine now, but they offered to land the plane and have paramedics on hand.  Thank goodness I just needed to cool down a little so disaster was averted.  The nurse was on the … [Read More...]