Archive for June, 2014

Reflections on Writing for Joy

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 | Reflections, The Writing Life | No Comments

Butterfly on Stone

There are a lot of reasons to write: to explore our inner thoughts, to build worlds, to tell stories that bring our readers joy, books that make the world a better place. But I have to admit, the reason I write is so that I can tell stories to myself. I am my first audience, the first one who reads over the work and laughs or cringes at it. Before I begin to edit, before I begin to think of my readers, or my editor, I think of myself. I think of my own joy, and of the joy I find in building worlds, in watching characters move across the page, across the screen of my mind, people who are more daring and more adventurous than I will ever be. I write for joy. And that is the best reason I can think of ever to pick up a pen. Or in this case, turn on my laptop.

Monday Fun: Quote of the Week

Monday, June 16th, 2014 | Quote of the Week | No Comments



For all you writers out there, tell your story, even if only to the blank page. Because no one can tell your story but you.


Friday, June 13th, 2014 | Regency Fridays | No Comments

I have yet another Regency suggestion this Friday, this one from Sourcebooks Casablanca: MISCHIEF BY MOONLIGHT by Emily Greenwood. I want to dive into this one and see what mischief this earl is up to. Since it’s romance, I can begin to guess, which makes it even more delicious…


Mischief by Moonlight

With the night so full of romance…

Colin Pearce, the Earl of Ivorwood, never dreamed he’d desire another man’s fiancée, but when his best friend goes off to war and asks Colin to look after the bewitching Josie Cardworthy, he falls under her sparkling spell.

Who can resist mischief?

Josie can’t wait for the return of her long-absent fiancé. If only her beloved sister might find someone, too…someone like the handsome, reserved Colin. A gypsy’s love potion gives Josie the chance to matchmaker, but the wild results reveal her own growing passion for the earl. And though fate offers them a chance, a steely honor may force him to reject what her reckless heart is offering…

Praise for A Little Night Mischief:

“Fun, lighthearted, engaging, and will grab you from the first page. A must-read!” —My Book Addiction Reviews

Romance: Real and Imagined

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 | Quote of the Week | No Comments


I spend a lot of time thinking and writing about true love. I’ve got a quote that sums it up, all the stuff that happens after my books end, after Happily Ever After marks the last page

“The privilege of true love must be earned every day, by action, by word, by thought.

To love is to cherish.

Both love and cherish are verbs”

Happy Launch Day to Duke of Darkness!

Monday, June 9th, 2014 | Uncategorized | No Comments

512ISFCuaGL._AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-52,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_Happy Launch Day to Anabelle Bryant and her new cast of characters in DUKE OF DARKNESS. It’s my birthday and as a present to me, I am getting this one 🙂

Happy Monday All!

Anabelle Bryant’s DUKE OF DARKNESS

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