Cian’s Story — Now Available for Pre-Order!

I haven't been teasing, not exactly. But I have been getting an awful lot of email from readers who are keeping up with the Scandalous Scions series and are dying to find out how Cian's story goes. Cian has been flirting with love for many years now, and his is not a straightforward story. It's tied

2018-08-15T14:42:52+00:00Thursday, August 16, 2018|Categories: Historical Romance, Upcoming Books|Tags: , |
  • Coffee and a book

Read more books by deliberately…well…reading.

If you've been following my blog posts for a while, it is probably not a big shock to you if I tell you that I am subscribed to several productivity blogs. One of them, Zen Habits, recently put up a post about deliberately scheduling reading time into your day. If you've never deliberately schedule something that

2018-08-14T16:03:23+00:00Wednesday, August 15, 2018|Categories: Reading|Tags: , |

International Left-Handers Day

Today is International Left-Handed Day. What I want to know is, when is it International Right-Handed Day? Being left-handed was once a curse.  It was considered a sign of the devil.  Left-handers were treated with mild suspicion at best.  I’ve used this a couple of times in historical novels and my time travel novels, particularly

2018-08-04T14:40:29+00:00Monday, August 13, 2018|Categories: Fun Stuff|Tags: , |

And You Thought Victorians Were Straight-Laced?

I came across one of the most bizarre facts I’ve ever learned about Victorians in my research for Rules of Engagement, the eighth book in the Scandalous Scions series, which I finished just a few days ago. In the late Victorian period, one of the most popular activities among the ton was mummy unwrapping parties!

International Cat Day

As if all the cat images on Facebook wasn't a perpetual Cat Day... However, I love cats.  My coffee cup tells me so. Some famous writers who are/were cat lovers includes Robert Heinlein, who managed to write cats as characters into some of his novels, including To Sail Beyond The Sunset (one of my favourites): Notice the

2018-08-04T08:30:51+00:00Wednesday, August 8, 2018|Categories: Fun Stuff|Tags: |

Vampires In The Future – Natural Space Travellers?

This is another of my guest posts that appeared on a blog that is now long gone.  I've updated and refreshed links. There’s a ton of fiction out there – even romance fiction – featuring vampires in the past and the present, taking on human roles and because of their inherited special gifts and talents,

2018-08-04T07:42:20+00:00Tuesday, August 7, 2018|Categories: Futuristic Romance, Science Fiction Romance, Vampires|Tags: , , , |

Absolutely Stunning Epic Read – Prepare to be Awed!!

The title of this post, by the way, is not something I said, but a reviewer.  :) When I first started inhaling fiction in every second of my spare time, the only books being released were from traditional publishers. Anthologies back then often had a long, in-depth foreword by the editor, and an additional note

Do You Deep Freeze Your Books?

Do you remember in Season Three of Friends, when Rachel discovered Joey's copy of The Shining in the freezer? Joey put his books in the freezer because he found them too scary to read.  I always smile because he ended up putting Little Women in the freezer, because he could tell that Beth was going to die

2018-08-04T04:51:54+00:00Sunday, August 5, 2018|Categories: Reader Resources|Tags: , |

A Big, Fat, Epic Read — Now Massively Discounted.

The Branded Rose Prophecy is my longest book ever written.  It comes in at 236,000 words.  That’s long for anyone.  It is nearly 4½ standard books packed together. I had a blast writing it, but it took me nearly a year, and I got very little else written that year.  Still, it is one of

2018-08-03T10:51:43+00:00Saturday, August 4, 2018|Categories: Fantasy Romance, Paranormal Romance|Tags: , |