On Reforming the Rake

He’s handsome. He’s dashing. He has a certain magnetism that makes women flock to him in droves. And he doesn’t care about a single one of them, at least not until… Despite the popular myth painting romance readers as idiots, most of us know this for the fantasy it is. It works because it speaks […]

Treasure Hunt

Everybody likes a treasure hunt, especially when there are cool prizes involved. Twilight Times Books is running a treasure hunt contest during the month of September with prizes like a Kindle Fire, a B&N Nook Color, a Google Nexus Tablet, and baskets of books (print and electronic). PLUS there’s a foghorn contest. If you tweet […]

Back to School

I hate it when my blog goes quiet for any length of time, even just a week, but I am the sole poster here, and it’s bound to happen sometimes. This week has been back to school week for my kids, so I’ll go ahead and use that as an excuse. It’s usually convincing. 🙂 […]

Follow Friday

  Q: Do your reading habits change based on your mood? Do you read a certain genre if you are feeling depressed or happy? A: I don’t read different genres when I’m feeling down, but I do tend to reread books when I feel that way. Those are the times when I most want the […]

If it’s not worth knowing now…

If you read my writing tips at all, then you know how I feel about withheld information. Yes, it’s a bit of a pet peeve of mine, one I sometimes overlook but never condone. But recently, I’ve run across an interesting trend: In the end, the great mystery (which was no mystery at all since […]

Follow Friday

Q: Q: Birthday Wishes — Blow out the candles and imagine what character could pop out of your cake…who is it and what book are they from?? A: You know, I normally try to get into the spirit of these questions, but the fact is that I recently had a birthday. My husband got me […]

A Blind Review of the Nook

I got a Nook for my birthday! I was so excited. I’ve been listening to all of my books on audio for years, mostly through the National Library Service for the Blind, because I can’t see well enough to read even large print books. I didn’t think eReaders would work for me, either, but I […]

Follw Friday: A Match Made in….Definitely Not Heaven

Q: You are a matchmaker — your goal, hook up two characters from two of your favorite books. Who would it be? How do you think it would go? My first thought is that Harry Dresden (Dresden Files; Jim Butcher) really needs someone after all these books. He’s had a few girlfriends here and there, […]

Joining the Site

Apparently, google decided to yank their friend connect list back in March….goes to show how well I stay on top of things! Anyway, I noticed this week, and changed to a linky list, but I lost all my followers! I hope you’ll sign back up, so my site doesn’t look quite so young and unpopular. […]