HEART AND DAGGER IS LIVE

I can’t believe release day is here! I want to give a huge thank you to everyone who supported me by pre-ordering, blogging, reviewing and sharing! I couldn’t do it without your support and I am forever grateful!

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Reading in Good Times and Bad

Being able to get away from the truly terrible things in our lives – be them personal or universal, a loss in the family or the overwhelming tragedy of the world that seems so completely out of our control, is not a bad thing. It is a survival technique, a self-care step we must all take in order to make it through the toughest days.

Why Are We Still Defending Romance? (And Is It Helping?)

If you haven’t seen the controversy stirred up on Twitter, The New York Times recently released an article in their seasonal roundup section about the romance world. At first, we rejoiced. Despite the powerful impact romance has on best seller’s lists, including that of the Times, commercial fiction is often ignored or scoffed at by New York’s literary elite, and the romance world was pleased to find representation in a major newspaper. Until we read it.

Genre-Hopper, Guilty as Charged

As many of you likely know, I write romance novels under two pen names. Last week, I talked a little about how this makes for certain challenges, keeping up with marketing and publishing schedules, and more. Despite all of that, however, I still genre hop within each of the pen names, and here’s why--I can’t stop.

The Flowers Are Out at Skylands Manor

Skylands Manor is the writer’s paradise. It is sprawling, rolling hills, is it decrepit fountains, it is aged stone statues styled for Artemis and Diana and Aphrodite, arms missing, moss coloring their feet. It is tucked away corners where rakish lords can seduce adventurous ladies, great lawns, perfect for early morning duels, the hope of ballrooms and back patios, where one escapes the oppressive heat but finds a new type of heat in the arms of a lover.