TBR Challenge Review: Lord of Scoundrels

Posted Jan 18 2017 in ,

How do you reach the heart of a man who distrusts and even fears love? That’s not an uncommon question in romances, but it’s handled superbly in Loretta Chase’s Lord of Scoundrels. This is one of those books I’ve meant to read for a long time. While this month’s theme is short fiction, I didn’t […]

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The Magic Christmas Guy

Posted Dec 15 2016 in , , , ,

This was a fun story to write.  I’m a sucker for holiday decorations, and I enjoyed creating a situation where the decorations played a central role. There used to be a young man in our neighborhood who decorated his small house and yard to the max every Christmas.  He had “Merry Christmas” spelled out in lights […]

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Introducing Nichole Christoff

Posted Dec 5 2016 in , , , , ,

My guest today, Nichole Christoff, is making her Lair debut.  I discovered Nichole when I saw a reference to her debut novel, The Kill List, on an RWA loop.  It sounded like my kind of book, so I grabbed it, devoured it, and started jonesing for more.  Nichole’s protagonist, Jamie Sinclair, combines the ability to […]

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Continuing Love

Posted Feb 16 2015 in , ,

Have you noticed how the definition of romance has broadened in the past couple of years?  Suspense has made room for grittier stories.  Paranormal/fantasy has become more hospitable to serious otherworldly powers, extended plots, and sometimes even other worlds. Contemporary has accepted some light paranormal elements, and historical has veered away (sometimes to my sorrow) from incorporating so […]

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Here Be Dragons

Posted Aug 21 2010 in , , ,

This post first appeared on the Romance Bandits blog. “Here be dragons,” read the margins of old maps, warning of dangers in the seas beyond the known (flat) world. Today, however, we know what’s in those spaces, or think we do, and dragons are consigned to the realms of myth and magic. A book I’ve […]

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