Romance Writers of America Invade San Antonio

Montlake identified their authors with heart balloons.

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 […]

joysann’s & Joan’s Picks of the Week

  Shattered: The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne Listened to by joysann While Atticus O’Sullivan is orienting his archdruid Owen Kennedy to the modern world, he’s determined to uncover a murderer in the fae court, as well as confer with the gods the inevitable confrontation with Loki and the battle of Ragnarok. Meanwhile, Granuaile […]

Hot New Tuesday Releases


Tomorrow I leave for the Romance Writers of America Convention in San Antonio.  I’ve always considered this the crown jewel of conventions.  Being a hard core reader, I become total fangirl at this event.  I still have to pinch myself that I get to hang with authors that I’ve read for years.  We get to […]

What I’ve Learned From Having Reader Luncheons


  If anyone would have told me 4 years ago that I would be hosting one of the most popular reader luncheons in the country, I wouldn’t have believed them. We started humbly at a local community center.  The food had to be catered in and my sister made the 300 cupcakes we planned to […]

The Wonderful Blend of Fiction and Non-Fiction

Due to ridiculous circumstances that I won’t go into, I’ve paused in listening to the oh-so-wonderful new Outlander book by Diana Gabaldon, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, and picked up another fascinating historical fiction, King’s Mountain by Sharyn McCrumb, the latest in her Ballads books. What’s interesting to me about this is both books […]

Hot New Tuesday Releases


Amazingly good news this week.  The Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Luncheon in April 2015 has sold out completely.  Yes, after only 2 weeks, all 60 author tables are filled with readers.  Tickets are still available for the FANtastic Pizza Party on Saturday night and the big booksigning will be open to the public and free. […]

Digital Book Day

Just the cute factor got me for this one, plus he's a military guy.

Today is Digital Book Day.  407 authors are offering up their books for free for one day.  Author CJ Lyons says, “We’ve gathered 407 bestselling authors from around the world with one aim: to gift books to readers. From our imaginations into your hands. One site, one day, over four hundred free books for you […]

joysann’s & Joan’s Picks of the Week


The Buzzard Table by Margaret Maron Listened to by joysann An English ornithologist/photographer making a study of turkey vultures is an interesting subject of speculation to Judge Deborah Knott and her detective husband, especially when a local woman goes missing and her body is later found very near where he is living. When they learn […]

Hot New Tuesday Releases!


Yay! Back on my schedule and the new release that come out today.  In honor of that, I think we need to give some  books away.  How about The Sexiest Man Alive by Juliette Rosetti?  I read the first book in this series and was delightfully captivated.  Just leave any comment and you will be […]

Hot New Releases and Winners Named


I need to apologize to everyone.  I thought I had posted this last week and it turns out I only held it as a draft.  I’m so sorry.  I’m afraid I got so wrapped up in the ticket sales for the luncheon that it completely took over my life.  We sold over 400 tickets the […]