Throwback Thursday: ISO Harlequin authors Violet Winspear, Mary Wibberley, Katrina Britt, and Rebecca Stratton

imageI’ll admit that reading old Harlequin romances was one of my favorite pastimes as a tween. Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, and Cherry Ames books still captured my interest, but, oh my goodness, those old Harlequins I’d find at yard sales, book sales, and even auctions were like magical carpet rides to the exotic. I’ll confess that I probably was as interested in their settings as in the romance. (Though I quickly did get hooked on the romance aspect too.)

These weren’t books I’d purchase new, but rather well-thumbed and loved paperbacks. The covers were a draw too with their painterly …

Wicked Wednesday: Salutes Authors & Publishers that are Wickedly Good and help your purchase do more!

One-click purchases are no-brainers for most of us. We see an author we admire, new book in a genre we follow, or are drawn in by a cover that is enticing – and we click and buy. Our eReaders are happy – and we’re doing a good thing, right. Supporting authors and publishers who in turn share books with us that we love to read.

Recently I’ve been noticing a growing trend that makes that one-click happen at the speed of light. What’s that? Well, some favorite authors and publishers have been donating percentages and even total proceeds of book …

Review: Laura Kaye’s HARD TO HOLD ON TO pulls the reader in with passion and power – and doesn’t let go

imageAs I’m writing this review, I’m still brushing away some tears. First of all, Laura Kaye‘s novella, HARD TO HOLD ON TO, is amazing. I’m saying that upfront, so if you want to stop reading this now and just hop over to whatever eRetailer you prefer – do. Simply said: Buy this book and read it.

The third title in Kaye’s Hard Ink series about a now-disbanded Special Forces team is an unbelievably powerful read. The story picks up immediately following the events of Hard As You Can and the rescue of Sara (aka Crystal) Dean’s sister, Jenna. …

Review: Melissa Cutler’s Risky Business is a must-read!

imageConfession time from this reviewer. I was so blown away by Melissa Cutler’s Risky Business, the first book in her new Bomb Squad series, that I read her backlist. Yes, this book wowed me to the extent that Melissa Cutler is now on my must-read list. Why? Because she writes about people that we all can relate to. They’re not uber wealthy, but they’re our neighbors and friends who are trying the best they can to hold things together.

In the first scene of Risky Business, Allison Whitely is about to deliver her child while her soon-to-be-ex-husband is …

Release Day Launch: Laura Kaye’s HARD TO HOLD ON TO

Congratulations to LAURA KAYE on the release of  HARD TO HOLD ON TO, the new novella from her rocking’ HARD INK series!!!

I’m so excited to be part of the Release Day Launch for this great new title!

Why? Well, Laura Kaye is one of my absolutely favorite authors and her HARD INK series is one of the best new series around. It’s got everything super alpha heroes, gutsy heroines, suspense like you wouldn’t believe. Laura just ROCKS these stories! 

So I’m just thrilled to be participating in this launch by InkSlingerPR that offers an excerpt as well as a