Christmas Books Part 1


Here’s the first set of our Christmas book blurbs.  Just a taste to get you in the Christmas mood, so grab a glass of eggnog and get started! // What A Lady Needs for Christmas by Grace Burrowes Read by Joan Lady Joan Flynn is trying desperately to flee the city fearing her reputation is […]

Hot New Tuesday Releases


I’m vacationing this week in Seattle and it’s supposed to rain every day.  But, I have to tell you, when it stops, it’s absolutely gorgeous here.  I’m in a cozy home, next to a lake with lots of windows, so sometimes I have to stop reading to just stare out the window.  Not for long […]

Harlequin Reader Luncheon in Seattle

Authors standing from left:  Susanna Carr, Susan Mallery, Karina Cooper, BJ Daniels, Maisey Yates, Lynda Aicher.  Seated:  Diana Copland, Susan Andersen, Sheila Roberts, Bronwyn Scott, Lauren Dane (not pictured: Susan Wiggs)

I’m here in Seattle and Saturday I hosted my first reader luncheon for Harlequin.  Twelve authors each had a table of eight readers.  For almost everyone, it was their first time at such an event. . I arrived early to set up registration and there were already readers there.  It is always a good sign […]

Flying to Seattle


I’m headed to Seattle to host the Harlequin Reader Luncheon on Saturday.  Flying to Seattle is one of the longer flights that I take at about 4 1/2 hours, so I asked my pals on Facebook what they did to make the time go faster.  Reading was by far the number one answer (seems like […]

RomantiCon 2014

Kathy Kulig and me

  Hi, joysann here. Ellora’s Cave RomantiCon 2014 happened in Canton Ohio this past weekend, and it was a entertaining occasion once again. I love seeing/meeting authors and readers who enjoy the experience so well. Because I’ve attended the RomantiCons since they began, some of these are folks I’ve met again and again and have […]

Hot New Tuesday Releases


Just a few new releases this week, but all winners.  Getting depressingly cold here and the first sign was that I had to put on the heat in my car.  More reason to cuddle up at home with a good book.  Stay warm! .         . . . Demon Storm by Dianna […]

Hot New Tuesday Releases


I’m really getting excited about Tuesdays.  I always look forward to new books coming out.  Authors I have been reading for years and the chance to discover new ones.  I’ve already had the pleasure of reading one of the books, Darling Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt and you can read my take on it here.   […]

Heidi and Joan’s Picks of the Week


  Justice is Coming: The Marshals of Maverick County by Delores Fossen  , Read by Heidi  / Eden Gray is not the woman that federal marshal Declan O’Malley expected to trespass on his property, especially with their rocky past. They must put their past differences aside if they both want to survive the threats against […]

Lady Jane’s Salon – Naperville

Allie, Maggie and David practicing to go on the road as a singing group

Last night, for my birthday, my sisters took me to Naperville, Illinois to attend the Lady Jane Salon author readings.  It was a 2 hour drive (both ways), but well worth it.  I wish we had one closer and who knows, maybe someday I’ll get one going here in Milwaukee. . The event is held […]

Hot New Tuesday Releases


Well, today is my birthday and I’m going to celebrate by attending the Lady Jane Salon readings in Naperville, IL tonight.  I’m going with my sisters and they’ve never been, so I’m excited about exposing them to this fun event.  I’ll make sure we all talk about these terrific new reads for the week.  Hope […]