Dragonwall and the lunatics who use it. When I'm researching for novels, I end up in some very strange territory sometimes. Especially with the new Project Kobra series, I often wondered if I was setting off alarm bells in a cubicle at the NSA, or the counter-terrorism unit of the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police),
I've watched and read a lot of action thrillers in my time. One of my favourite action thriller writers was Desmond Bagley, and my favourite book of his was a spy thriller called Running Blind (which I highly recommend). I also really liked Alistair McLean's action thrillers, but not quite as much. I also loved Peter
There's a discussion happening on my Facebook page at the moment, about romantic suspense heroes--how many of them are uniforms, or ex-uniforms (military, police, etc). What's your opinion? Have you come across a romantic suspense hero who didn't have enforcement training of some type, who did carry the story convincingly? Talk about it on the Facebook page, here.
Spooks and the intelligence community they work within is one of the hardest subjects to research. Because of the secretive nature of their work, which lingers long after they’ve retired, and for the sake of the security of their country, most spooks not only don’t talk about their work, but often even their families don’t
Kobo are having a 40% off Thrillers sale, that includes all the subgenres, including Romantic Suspense. My Thrilling Affair boxed set is part of the sale. This is a lightning fast promo -- be warned! It ends in three days. To take advantage of the discount, head over to Kobo's Thriller Sales Page. Thrilling Affair is listed under the
Donnie Rosie Today is Armed Forces Day. Canada's Armed Forces Day isn't a public holiday, although there are parades and fly-bys where there are military bases. There is not a lot of commonly-known history about the Canadian military, and as a new Canadian, I'm still catching up on it. There is waaay more
It's a sign of the times: I have learned over the last few years to be wary of any book published by the last remaining five traditional New York publishers because the price is usually outrageous, and the story a re-hash of recent best sellers, with anything resembling originality edited out of it. For the