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August 26, 2012 - 9:21am

Hello all you wonderful readers at Cocktails and Books!  Given my penchant for curling up with a dirty martini and a fat historical novel…or a spicy contemporary romance…or some mind-bending science fiction, I feel as though I fit right in he

August 22, 2012 - 6:52pm

The conventional wisdom among authors is that you shouldn’t read your own book reviews.  Or else, you should only read the good ones.  The reason for this is because, with the internal critic from y

August 12, 2012 - 3:52pm

Good morning, readers!  I'm excited to have this chance to chat about a subject I ADORE but, as a romance author, am rarely asked about:  how to craft a believable and c

May 13, 2012 - 5:57pm

In Lecia Cornwall’s charming debut, the elegant ballroom setting of Regency England may be familiar, but Cornwall’s unusually poignant heroine is anything but.  Widowed countess Isobel Maitland is a virtual prisoner in her London townhouse, t

May 9, 2012 - 5:26am

For me, experiencing an Anne Rice novel is like visiting an eccentric but beloved old friend.  I’ve been reading her work since my college days, which were long enough ago that anyone who read the adventures of the Vampire Lestat and his comp

April 23, 2012 - 6:48am

I have long awaited the guilty pleasure of reading Nina Bruhns’ Red Heat, which immediately caught my eye with its disgruntled Russian submarine captain hero—strikingly similar in some regards to my own renegade Russian sub captain in The Ru

April 14, 2012 - 4:48am

It felt like being on a beachside vacation to revisit the fast, fun, shots-fired world of Tara Jenzen’s Denver-based, Crazy series romantic suspense.  In the

March 25, 2012 - 10:43am

In my maiden foray into Sabrina Jeffries’ Hellions of Halstead Hall series, Lady Minerva Sharpe is the latest sibling to feel the pressure of her autocratic grandmother’s ultimatum:  she and her willful siblings must marry quickly, or all of