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First Sneak peek at A Scarlet Past

October 11, 2013 | Fan Girl Friday

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From the story’s beginning:

The Thunder moon rode low in the western sky. Ominous black–bottomed clouds streamed past the pocked lunar face, masking the glow of moonlight. The scent of a coming storm scoured the muggy summer air clean. Fergus sniffed appreciatively and strode deeper into Central Park.

If tonight’s meeting with the local Alpha leader went well, he’d have new identity papers, reenlist, and be back killing Germans in a few weeks. It couldn’t happen soon enough for him.

Too many of the vampire Nazis had gone crazier than usual with blood lust. Battlefield violence broke the minds of the German bloodsuckers in frightening numbers. Tales of their horrific rampages surfaced, threatening human discovery of the monsters in their ranks.

Scarier for the packs, werewolves were turning rogue—a dangerous mutation of Alpha males—at an unprecedented rate. The mysterious phenomena cracked the link to their humanity, changing them into mindless beasts with an insatiable hunger for terror and death. No one completely understood what broke an Alpha, but stress was a big factor. The horrors of the Second World War stripped the humanity from both the best and the worst of far too many of their most powerful males with ruthless equality.

An icy awareness of just how close he’d come to madness shuddered through him. The memory gave him a case of the heebie-jeebies and sent an unwelcome jolt to his still-aching wound. He locked his jaw and leaned more heavily on his cane. Goddess damn all SS bloodsuckers and the mortar round that blew off his rear leg. The wound put him out of the fighting and got him a one-way ticket back to the States. He’d been forced to leave the VA hospital against medical advice to conceal his nonhuman rate of healing. A few nights holed up at the Plaza in fur accelerated his recovery.

Now the cursed regrowing limb, near full size, was still weak and hurt with hell’s own fire. He refused to give in to the pain. Sheer orneriness made him push harder.

Gasoline fumes blended with rotting meat—the stench of rogues—seared his keen nostrils. The sounds of scuffling, snarling, and snapping confirmed the ugly news of a fight in progress.

Back with another excerpt next Friday!

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Great Escapes

July 19, 2013 | Fan Girl Friday

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Historical romances are my perfect escapist read. Ms. Heyer unfailingly charms me with deft use of language to convey character and enrich the flawless settings. She never jars me from the story trance with an inaccurate period reference. The romance itself is shown by word and deed in clever detail and never clumsily narrated. The pace is leisurely by today’s standards, but I savor the slow unfolding.

What are you reading or rereading?

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Fan Girl Friday

July 12, 2013 | Fan Girl Friday

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A friend mentioned, “If you’ve read one Georgette Heyer you’ve read them all.”

Naturally, I defended some of my favorite love stories. “You’re right in that all genre fiction contains many of the same elements, especially traditional regency romances. But this is exactly why I love them–for the same reasons children beg to have a favorite book read every night. There’s a deep satisfaction in sinking into a familiar story world, filled with beloved characters and sparkling prose, plus the wonderful certainty that every obstacle will be overcome and true love will triumph.”

If you want to learn more about Georgette Heyer visit her definitive fan website.

Do you have favorites you reread again and again?

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Review for Warriors’ Wife

January 25, 2013 | Fan Girl Friday

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Mary reviewed Warriors’ Wife and said: “Warrior’s Wike is a good read. You will not do wrong to add it in your ménage collection.” Click on her logo to read the rest of the review.

PS Mary’s site is worth checking out just for her new header! :wink:

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Fan Girl Friday

October 26, 2012 | Fan Girl Friday

Manic Readers gave Dangerous Rescue five stars! :blush:

Dangerous Rescue is a great adventure that would do well on the screen. Lorraine does an excellent job of putting us in the picture, so we ‘see’ everything the characters do. Just as much fun to read this time as the first.

The rest of the kind review is here.

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October 19, 2012 | Fan Girl Friday

All Romance has released Passionate Cooks just in time for a fall cooking spree. One-hundred-forty-nine of today’s hottest romance authors (and moi :blush:) contributed.

Best of all the cook book is free! Click here to read more or download. :wub:

Here’s the story behind my recipe:

No one ever asks why I write ménage romances. Too shy or too polite, I suspect. The answer is simple, because they’re a favorite fantasy and all kinds of delicious fun. Imaging an adventurous heroine attracted to more than one appealing hottie is easy. And since this is fantasy, why should she have to choose?

In the second seduction mission book, three hunky warriors set about making all of Tori’s dreams come true. Each courts her in his own way. The very thorough Gideon prepped the house where they’ll stay with everything he can think of to please his mate, right down to the snacks. He studied innumerable truffle recipes and made several batches before he developed his own special blend of ingredients for his woman. The result is in All Romance’s Passionate Cooks’ dessert section, cleverly titled Gideon’s Truffles.

Before you whip up a batch of these chocolate delights to share with your lover, be warned—the confection is as addictive as the man who first made them.

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Fan Girl Friday

October 12, 2012 | Fan Girl Friday

H.C. Brown and KevaD released a new book, Sea Games.. I had the chance to read an early draft–the story is fabulous!

Here’s the blurb:

Brian Bowers is a man on a mission. Revenge weighs heavy on his mind. The need to punish the woman he once loved above all others falls into tatters the moment he sets eyes on her again. Fifteen years of walking on the fine edge between love and hate ends in an explosion of lust.

Patrice, sophisticated and wealthy, has her own agenda. She knows how to use her body to get what she wants. But Bowers knows how to play the game.

Set in a world of indulgence, Sea Games follows two hearts as they battle memories of the past. Will they win or lose a future together?”

Follow this link to an excerpt!
Or buy your copy here.

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Fan Girl Friday

October 5, 2012 | Fan Girl Friday

Romantic suspense is genre I really like and I’m out of authors. So last month I sampled three new-to-me indie authors. The first was too fast paced, not one of my usual complaints. The second one had too many craft issues. This is a common condition for the enthusiastic author, unwilling to wait for thorough editing.

I’m short on patience myself and can truly empathize, but I still don’t want to read a book where rough construction, grammar issues and typos jerk me out of the story. The third, wasn’t an indie title–just a publisher I didn’t recognize. The story worked. Hidden

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Fan Girl Friday

September 28, 2012 | Fan Girl Friday

This fall promises several new titles I’m looking forward to reading: Maya Banks’ Never Seduce A Scot; Lauren Dane’s Tart, and Thea Harrison’s Lord’s Fall.

What’s on your must read list? :heart:

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Fan Girl Friday

September 21, 2012 | Fan Girl Friday

Once in awhile I prefer the video version to the written word. I’m a big Charlaine Harris fan, so when Dead Until Dark first released I was right there to order my copy. I liked it, but not enough to continue the series. HBO translated it into a video series and eventually I ordered an episode to sample. I was instantly hooked and devoured True Blood.

As an author, I wince a bit admitting I liked the movie better than the written word. Am I alone in this weird preference for the screen version? :ermm:

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