CHERRY PIE CURE

  “Soo-zaahn,” he said. “Soo-zahn,” he said it again, and I felt the bones in my toes dissolve. “I am so grateful for this gift, and so touched by your thoughtfulness. Soo-zaaaahn,” he said my name again, and I thought

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CHERRY PIE CURE

  “Soo-zaahn,” he said. “Soo-zahn,” he said it again, and I felt the bones in my toes dissolve. “I am so grateful for this gift, and so touched by your thoughtfulness. Soo-zaaaahn,” he said my name again, and I thought

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CONSEQUENCES

  a TASTE… What’s that? —This? Nothing. A photograph. He looks at the photograph, and demands a story I don’t want to tell. Isn’t this what all women want? A lover who’s passionately interested in the quotidian details of their

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CONSEQUENCES

  a TASTE… What’s that? —This? Nothing. A photograph. He looks at the photograph, and demands a story I don’t want to tell. Isn’t this what all women want? A lover who’s passionately interested in the quotidian details of their

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TELL ME

HIM: “It’s The Story of O meets Jane Austen for the sexting and blogging generation.” ME: “I’m not sure that’s a compliment.” HIM: “It is. Completely. Although you should have warned me what it was about. Flying coach with an erection is so declassé.”

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TELL ME

HIM: “It’s The Story of O meets Jane Austen for the sexting and blogging generation.” ME: “I’m not sure that’s a compliment.” HIM: “It is. Completely. Although you should have warned me what it was about. Flying coach with an erection is so declassé.”

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Listen To This: CONSEQUENCES (of defensive adultery) by M. Jane Colette #ConAudioTour #BlogTour #AudioBook

PRESS AND BLOGGERS: All content in this post available for re-blogging and re-posting as is. Spread the word. Main hashtag is #ConAudioTour You’ve heard of blog tours, of course. Well, there’s an exciting new kind of tour coming to the

Listen To This: CONSEQUENCES (of defensive adultery) by M. Jane Colette #ConAudioTour #BlogTour #AudioBook

PRESS AND BLOGGERS: All content in this post available for re-blogging and re-posting as is. Spread the word. Main hashtag is #ConAudioTour You’ve heard of blog tours, of course. Well, there’s an exciting new kind of tour coming to the

HOT READ: Transcending Fire by Casey Moss #newrelease #excerpt

I have a new-to-me author I want to introduce you to today–Casey Moss. Casey  (I’m stealing shamelessly from her bio; here, I’ll just put quotation marks around it, and so it won’t be plagiarism) “delves into the darker aspects of life

HOT READ: Transcending Fire by Casey Moss #newrelease #excerpt

I have a new-to-me author I want to introduce you to today–Casey Moss. Casey  (I’m stealing shamelessly from her bio; here, I’ll just put quotation marks around it, and so it won’t be plagiarism) “delves into the darker aspects of life

SMOLDERING READ: Symphony Amore #bookreview #erotica #musiclovers

I “found” author Jordan Monroe  (“erotica author, nasty woman, and owner of sexy librarian glasses”) on the cyber-ocean late this summer and there are so many amazing things about her I’d like to tell you—but I think the first and

SMOLDERING READ: Symphony Amore #bookreview #erotica #musiclovers

I “found” author Jordan Monroe  (“erotica author, nasty woman, and owner of sexy librarian glasses”) on the cyber-ocean late this summer and there are so many amazing things about her I’d like to tell you—but I think the first and

The geography of break-ups, ConAudioTour countdown, and some introductions

I spent Saturday night eating delicious food, smoking sheesha, and playing with words with some of my writer tribe, and it was so good. I’ve been so focused on specific projects and RESULTS lately that I’ve forgotten how to… you

The geography of break-ups, ConAudioTour countdown, and some introductions

I spent Saturday night eating delicious food, smoking sheesha, and playing with words with some of my writer tribe, and it was so good. I’ve been so focused on specific projects and RESULTS lately that I’ve forgotten how to… you

Curl my toes, Sarah Waters! #amreading The Paying Guests

Yes, three years after it’s release. Don’t judge me: I’ve been busy. OMFG. Toes curled, tongue taut, fingers trembling, and other more personal parts of me also fully engaged. Sarah. Goddess. Idol. Mentor. I touch my head to your feet,

Curl my toes, Sarah Waters! #amreading The Paying Guests

Yes, three years after it’s release. Don’t judge me: I’ve been busy. OMFG. Toes curled, tongue taut, fingers trembling, and other more personal parts of me also fully engaged. Sarah. Goddess. Idol. Mentor. I touch my head to your feet,

End of Summer Reading Binge, I <3 5 Star Reviews, & Jack Gilbert’s prose pornography

Hello, kittens. Today, a smorgasboard! First: I want to swell your TBR list a little. 🙂 Cherry Pie Cure and Consequences are both part of this final summer promotion at the fab Reads2Love along with some other interesting titles–pick up

End of Summer Reading Binge, I <3 5 Star Reviews, & Jack Gilbert’s prose pornography

Hello, kittens. Today, a smorgasboard! First: I want to swell your TBR list a little. 🙂 Cherry Pie Cure and Consequences are both part of this final summer promotion at the fab Reads2Love along with some other interesting titles–pick up

When Words Collide: The ‘little’ yyc reader + writer festival that could change your life

I can’t believe it’s only been one year. Wait. That’s not quite how I was going to start this. I was going to choose one of my highlight moments from When Words Collide 2017—Calgary’s amazing reader and writer con that

When Words Collide: The ‘little’ yyc reader + writer festival that could change your life

I can’t believe it’s only been one year. Wait. That’s not quite how I was going to start this. I was going to choose one of my highlight moments from When Words Collide 2017—Calgary’s amazing reader and writer con that

I’m not dead, I’m writing + secrets from the process journal

The first part of the title of this post is also the title of an email I’ve been composing to my friends and family to explain my effective absence from their lives lately. (Friends, you’re getting it on Monday. It

I’m not dead, I’m writing + secrets from the process journal

The first part of the title of this post is also the title of an email I’ve been composing to my friends and family to explain my effective absence from their lives lately. (Friends, you’re getting it on Monday. It

Winning Google & a LOT of GRATITUDE as Cherry Pie Cure turns one (week)

So Cherry Pie Cure is a week old today and I’m coming up for post-new release air to whisper a few sweet things into your ear, and to share some beautiful things from around the web (all about me) (because

Winning Google & a LOT of GRATITUDE as Cherry Pie Cure turns one (week)

So Cherry Pie Cure is a week old today and I’m coming up for post-new release air to whisper a few sweet things into your ear, and to share some beautiful things from around the web (all about me) (because

Time for a…. Blind Taste Test

  One week til Cherry Pie Cure and I’m up to my elbows in fresh cherries (cherry season! yes!) and trying to find a cherry pie recipe that is as magic as the one Susan makes that… well… I can’t

Time for a…. Blind Taste Test

  One week til Cherry Pie Cure and I’m up to my elbows in fresh cherries (cherry season! yes!) and trying to find a cherry pie recipe that is as magic as the one Susan makes that… well… I can’t

Would you like some wine with that?

Did I ever tell  you that I’m easy? Outrageously so. Like, put the words “hedonistic” in a book description, and then make the heroine a wine agent based in my favourite city in the world, add a pair of hot

Would you like some wine with that?

Did I ever tell  you that I’m easy? Outrageously so. Like, put the words “hedonistic” in a book description, and then make the heroine a wine agent based in my favourite city in the world, add a pair of hot

Chocolate covered cherries, cherry pie, so much love

Food is love, right? Now, before you get to taste Cherry Pie Cure—and find out what it is Susan’s cherry pie does and how—I want to tantalize your taste buds with something else. First, a true story: the reason Susan

Chocolate covered cherries, cherry pie, so much love

Food is love, right? Now, before you get to taste Cherry Pie Cure—and find out what it is Susan’s cherry pie does and how—I want to tantalize your taste buds with something else. First, a true story: the reason Susan

Diary of An RT Virgin, Day 5: Fans Gone Wild

It’s Saturday, the day RT plans to deliver a very full Teen Day Program and a FAN-tastic (get it? FAN-fastic? Ok, fine you got it right away; it took me six hours) Day Program. The conference attendance is about to

Diary of An RT Virgin, Day 5: Fans Gone Wild

It’s Saturday, the day RT plans to deliver a very full Teen Day Program and a FAN-tastic (get it? FAN-fastic? Ok, fine you got it right away; it took me six hours) Day Program. The conference attendance is about to

Diary of An RT Virgin Day 4: Fan Girl Gone Mad

Today I have two very important items on the agenda. I am pitching Molly Jones (and myself) to Sourcebooks, and I am pitching myself (and Molly Jones) to Saritza Henderson of the Corvisiero Literary Agency. To Sourcebooks, because of other

Diary of An RT Virgin Day 4: Fan Girl Gone Mad

Today I have two very important items on the agenda. I am pitching Molly Jones (and myself) to Sourcebooks, and I am pitching myself (and Molly Jones) to Saritza Henderson of the Corvisiero Literary Agency. To Sourcebooks, because of other

Diary of An RT Virgin, Day 3—Battle Fatigue

Thursday, May 4, 2017 Exhaustion does make you sleep like a rock, don’t it? I sleep, not like a baby (a metaphor created by someone who did not have an infant that woke up every 15 minutes demanding a nipple,

Diary of An RT Virgin, Day 3—Battle Fatigue

Thursday, May 4, 2017 Exhaustion does make you sleep like a rock, don’t it? I sleep, not like a baby (a metaphor created by someone who did not have an infant that woke up every 15 minutes demanding a nipple,

Look what INSIDE ROMANCE did for my birthday!

LOOK! OK, I don’t know that they know it’s my birthday. They probably don’t. They just did it. Because they’re lovely. Inside Romance is a brand new romance e-book store, spun off The Romance Reviews e-zine/website. I like TRR a

Look what INSIDE ROMANCE did for my birthday!

LOOK! OK, I don’t know that they know it’s my birthday. They probably don’t. They just did it. Because they’re lovely. Inside Romance is a brand new romance e-book store, spun off The Romance Reviews e-zine/website. I like TRR a

How a story is born–from the Afterword to Cherry Pie Cure

For Saeed, who always wants to know how the stories get written (and never reads any of them but might read this), and for Sean and Paola, my beloved alpha readers who read everything almost before I’m done writing it—in

How a story is born–from the Afterword to Cherry Pie Cure

For Saeed, who always wants to know how the stories get written (and never reads any of them but might read this), and for Sean and Paola, my beloved alpha readers who read everything almost before I’m done writing it—in

Diary of an RT Virgin, Day 2: I figure out RT is Disneyland for Romance Readers

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Today, I need to clone myself, because I want to do EVERYTHING, and it all happens at the same time. Today, I also need to medicate myself, because I’m pitching to Kensington Books in the morning

Diary of an RT Virgin, Day 2: I figure out RT is Disneyland for Romance Readers

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Today, I need to clone myself, because I want to do EVERYTHING, and it all happens at the same time. Today, I also need to medicate myself, because I’m pitching to Kensington Books in the morning

Diary of an RT Virgin, Day 1: “What are all these lines for?”

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Ready? Brief intro for the uninitiated: the Romantic Times Booklovers Conference, put on by Romantic Times magazine since 1983, brings together thousands of readers and hundreds of authors for a week-long romance-celebrating, book-lovin’ extravaganza. Translation: It’s

Diary of an RT Virgin, Day 1: “What are all these lines for?”

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Ready? Brief intro for the uninitiated: the Romantic Times Booklovers Conference, put on by Romantic Times magazine since 1983, brings together thousands of readers and hundreds of authors for a week-long romance-celebrating, book-lovin’ extravaganza. Translation: It’s