Wild Woman Giveaway!

Roger When I first met my DH, he was a hottie who rode a motorcycle. Who wouldn’t want to date the guy sunning on his bike? I loved riding with him. I’m big into vehicular speed and he’s very physically-adept (very kinesthetic). It helps that he’s also highly alert and doesn’t ride stupid, which is a problem for many who ride. I can’t imagine a safer motorcycle rider than my beloved. I tend to drift off in thought in little nano-seconds, but he’s constantly alert. In the duration of our marriage, we’ve owned several motorcycles and we plan to get another, just as soon as we get out the active (supportive) parenting phase.   I wrote Wild Woman with a sexy motorcycle riding guy who also owns a shop that sells them and I had a ton of fun writing about Emily’s determination to enjoy the wild side of life. To her surprise, renegade Jake kept trying to get her to stay on the straight and narrow she’d been on all her life. I’m giving away 3 print copies of Wild Woman to the first person who can tell me one of the wild things Emily did!

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Guest Post by Smart Romance Author Mary Frame!

Hi, My Name is Mary…and I Write Romance Novels. I don’t know why, but it took me a long be able to say those last five words without either a measure of embarrassment, or an inward cringe. Actually, that’s a lie, I know exactly why it took me so long to be able to own…Continue Reading

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Book Review: Imperfect Chemistry by Mary Frame

This was a fun romance. I like good writing and I love smart heroines. This book has both. Frame draws an adorable, highly-intelligent hero in Lucy. Although her intelligence and her unusual perspective leaves her isolated from her peers, the reader connects with her. She’s as bewildered by the average individual as most people are with…Continue Reading

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Giveaway Winner of Beauty & The Beast Necklace!

I know now that many of you share my love of Disney’s Beauty and The Beast. Not long ago, I ran across a necklace engraved with a quote from the movie where Belle talks(sings) about reading a romance. She mentions “…and here’s the part where she meets the Prince.” I bought the necklace instantly and recently offered…Continue Reading

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Blue Collar Boys

I’ve got a thing for blue collar, working dudes. This may seem odd, considering that my own dear husband is a therapist, as I am. A professional with a degree and everything, but he’s not the average white collar man. We fell for each other very young, when we were both just out of high…Continue Reading

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Just Not Average…

There’s no denying that I don’t fit in any specific box. Let’s just start off with the obvious–I am a 56 year old woman who gleefully drives a yellow sports car. To give you the full picture, I must point out that this isn’t a sunny yellow, fun Miata. Nothing against that car, but I drive…Continue Reading

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Romance Character Names

Dirk and Mason and Vaughn are all fine, but how many of them have you met in real life? And are you looking for real life in the romances you buy or do you like bigger-than-life characters? This is a debate I’ve often had with my critique partners–the romance fantasy versus romance reality issue. Some…Continue Reading

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Review: Lick by Kylie Scott

This is a great book for those fascinated with the lives of rock stars. I write sexy contemporary romance and I tend to enjoy books that aren’t ordinary. Ms. Scott’s book captures the imagination and gives the reader a wonderful escapist romance in several areas. How many of us have fantasized about a famous, successful, rich dude falling…Continue Reading

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WHY I WRITE ROMANCE

I started writing romance when interaction with a writer friend got me thinking. I love words and have always read. As a matter of fact, one of my earliest memories is of waking in the middle of the night–at four or five–and carrying a book into little hall where I could turn on the light…Continue Reading

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Author Interview: Susie Warren Speaks!

  I’m interviewing Susie Warren, author of The Rosa Legacy Book Series: When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? I began writing stories in high school but when I went to college at seventeen, I worried that a writing career would be too elusive or risky so I gravitated toward more…Continue Reading

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