Hat Trick, Power Play, and an Empty Net Goal

A few years ago, if you had asked me what the above meant, I would have thought you were talking about a new video game. For those who don’t know, they are hockey terms. You’re probably wondering what is a nice southern girl doing becoming involved in a Yankee game.  Heck, there’s rarely any ice […]

A Growth of a Series

First, I love reading books with bad boy heroes. Hell, I married one. If you’ve ever read my Circle series, you’ll know how much I love writing about dangerous, ill-tempered (HA!) men. When I began writing the Brothers of Mayhem series, I had already read a couple MC (romance/fiction) books and watched all of the […]

What Model Of Alpha Do You Want?

Reviews are a double edge sword. Authors want and need them to get the word out about their books, but reviews with low ratings and pure hate for a book are not helpful in my opinion. The reason I say it that way is that I had a well-known blogger tell me even horrible reviews […]

Envisioning the Hero

Thought I would share what I envision the hero would look like in my current book scheduled to be released February 2016. The first two (or is that technically four) are Adam Levine. The first one (or two) look like a romance book cover, doesn’t it? For my hero, think Adam but with a little […]

What We Imagine

The other day, my oldest daughter was saying how she loved seeing what people imagine certain book heroes look like. So I thought I would share what I think Jack in CIRCLE OF DEFIANCE looks like. A combination of the two fellows in the top two pictures. Jack keeps his head shaved (his story will […]

Three Types of Alphas

Over the years, I’ve heard debates on the plus and minuses of Alpha and beta heroes. Personally, I prefer Alpha heroes, and strangely, as unchanging Alphas appear to be, they have been changing with the times. Maybe it has to do with women liberation and the younger generation. Geez, that last part makes me sound so […]

Love Hearing Another Woman’s Opinion

Maybe I’m still a teenager at heart, but I love coming across an article talking about sex positions and it not being porn. This simple article talks about having the woman on top. Good advice in my opinion. The best part about the article is that the guy’s hot. How often in pictures with articles or […]

The Ties That Bind

I don’t know if you figured it out yet, but I’m at times a little off beat.  A couple weeks ago, I came across this picture. No face or body, but it goes to prove how sexy a man’s hands and forearms can be. So freaking masculine. There is something sexy about seeing a lean, well-muscled […]

Finding Romance In Strange Places

I get so tickled when I’m watching a TV show or movie and realize parts of it have many of the same elements of the books I read (romance). Especially if the show is written by a male. Yes. I’m a bit of a female chauvinist. Sure males can write romance, but you have to […]

Strangers In The Night

If you had the chance to be in the car alone for about twenty or thirty minutes with one of your all-time favorite authors, who would it be? I had that opportunity in 2009. My writers group has a romance readers luncheon every first Saturday in November. That year it was Anne Stuart. Oh, my […]

Heroes With Mommy Issues

One of my old favorite romances is a medieval that the hero was a bastard (figuratively and literally). His distrust of women stemmed from his mother’s abandonment when he was a child. That theme ran through many romances back in the seventies and eighties, probably for centuries before that too. Nowadays we see less of […]

Hero Angst of The Circle Books

Beware – some spoilers mixed in. Who doesn’t love a hero with a problem?  It could be the trouble-making heroine he’s fallen in love with or it could be the garbage he brought to the story from years before. Sherrilyn Kenyon is great at making the hero suffer as a kid and young adult. I’m […]

Watching The Chronicles of Riddick AGAIN

I have The Chronicles of RIddick on DVD, but if I see it come on a TV station, I can’t resist. Love that movie. Two hunks I love to watch move, hear them talk, and see them kick ass. Vin Diesel and Karl Urban. But I have to say Karl is my favorite in the […]