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, […]

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 782, and returning its pages […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 granddaughter […]

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 […]

The Beau Monde at RWA

Beau Monde

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 requirements, […]

The Divine Secrets of the Lalala Sisterhood

The Lalala's getting together at RWA

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® (GH) […]

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 been battling demons […]

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 […]