My first hummingbird of the season!

My first backyard ruby-throated hummingbird of the season, spotted April 19.

I’m celebrating the appearance of my first ruby-throated hummingbird of the season, spotted yesterday, April 19, at my feeder. And while I’m excited about having these little visitors in my backyard until early fall, I’m also pumped about my new book, HIS FANTASY MAID, which will debut May 20 from Crimson Romance. This book features … Continue reading

Tea with Kim Harrison

Kim Harrison tea

  For my “All Romance ALL THE TIME” February book club, we read Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison. Kim was already scheduled to appear at Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe (where I lead the book club), so we nabbed her for an hour before her presentation to have a cup of tea and just do … Continue reading

Read my Mayan series…before the world ends!

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No, I don’t believe we’re going to vanish in a poof of smoke on December 21, but the Mayans, who were mathematicians and astronomers, certainly did. Fascinated with their prediction, I wrote two books about their ominous prophecy. And while the date is fast approaching, I thought it might be a good time to offer … Continue reading

Welcome to the Crimson Wonderland BLOG HOP extraordinaire!

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Welcome, everyone, to Crimson Romance’s Wonderland BLOG HOP. Now, there are blog hops and there are blog hops, but this is truly a BLOG HOP, with prizes galore. To increase your chances of winning a $100 or one of two $50 Amazon gift cards, as well as individual prizes at most blogs, visit as many … Continue reading

Five Ribbon Review from Romance Junkies for The Gettysburg Vampire

quilt on bed

Thanks to Romance Junkies and reviewer, Michele Rioli, for the lovely new review of The Gettysburg Vampire. I may just have to make a new quilt…to celebrate! Here’s the complete review… THE GETTYSBURG VAMPIRE is a deft blend of Civil War lore, vexing vampires and sassy Southern women. Well-written and unexpected moments of humor and … Continue reading

Tag You’re It – Hopping Around the Blogosphere with my Crimson Sisters

Merchant of Venice

I’m participating in a “Tag You’re It” blog hop with several fellow Crimson Romance authors.  We’re answering questions about our current works-in-progress.  I was excited to participate in this little exercise because this will be the first public announcement of my newly-contracted work, His Fantasy Maid. Here’s the blurb… On the eve of Jake Sinclair’s … Continue reading

Finding Inspiration for a Civil War Hero

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Love romance? Join me at the “All Romance ALL THE TIME” book club

I love the monthly book club I lead at Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe in downtown Asheville.  This is me and my bookie chums.  I'm second from left.

Our next book club will be Monday, November 19.  We’ll meet at 7:00 p.m. at the Battery Park Book Exchange (we recently changed our location so we could drink wine with our book discussion) to delve into The Magic of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig.  I’m a big fan of Lauren’s Pink Carnation series, and this Regency Christmas caper seems … Continue reading

The Gettysburg Vampire Debuts November 5!

Civil War aftermath

In the aftermath of the Civil War, not all fallen soldiers remained dead.  Colonel Malcolm McClellan of the Union Cavalry met a different fate… The Gettysburg Vampire – BLURB Students at Gettysburg College know the legend of the Stonewall Jackson, a Civil War ghost train.  For this year’s winter holiday play, Theatre Professor Abby Potter … Continue reading

Purple streaks? What do you think?

I’m an enigma.  Looking at me, most people would peg me as a conservative grandma.  Also, my hobbies are quilting and bird watching, which point to a more conservative bent.  Wrong.  I’m kinda feisty. I’m thinking about updating my image.  Here’s me in my current mode. I’m not talking face lift.  I just want something … Continue reading

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