By Royal Command

From Scarlett O’Hara to Sookie Stackhouse: A Look at Love Triangles and Hero Choices

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

The Perfectly Imperfect Heroine in Medieval Romance

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

Sympathy for the Devil: Crafting a Delectable Villain

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

Win Free Stuff on My Virtual Book Tour

My pre-release book tour is ON!  BY ROYAL COMMAND comes out July 2, and you can be part of the fun at any tour stop.  I'm giving away a $25 Barnes & Noble gift certificate to a lucky commenter at any of the stops listed here: 

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