The Castles That Inspired Tudor Times/Lunewood Castle In writing Holding Court, I knew I wanted my heroine, Jules, to have a job with an unusual setting and I eventually hit upon the idea of a castle-turned-dinner theater called Tudor Times. In designing Lunewood Castle/Tudor Times, I took inspiration from a […]
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Welcome to my stop on the Crushed Velvet tour! Diane and Poily are here to share how to make catnip balls! Keep reading to learn how, to find out a little about Diane’s new book and to enter the giveaway! How to Make Crushed Velvet Catnip Balls* Poly Monroe, of […]
Family histories can provide us with amusement or horror, shame or pride In my current release, A Dish Best Served Cold, the main character Victoria Rienzi hears a family story from her grandmother about a great-uncle who supposedly died back in Italy. The story piques Vic’s curiosity, and after some […]
About Dancing to an Irish Reel why I returned to the misty, velvet shores of western Ireland I’ll tell you why I returned last October to the misty, velvet shores of western Ireland, where I once spent a year: it is the setting for my novel, “Dancing to an Irish […]
As you all know, or could guess within moments of arriving in my little corner of the interwebs, I am definitely a crazy cat lady. However my love for animals is not limited to cats alone. I love all animals (well maybe not all bugs) and canines are a close […]
The luxurious celebrity cruise launching the trendy new diet sweetener Solu should be the vacation of a lifetime. But Laurel is starting to regret accepting her friend Viv’s invitation.
Between training her new puppy, helping her sister with her baby, and searching for the perfect vintage dress for Kismet’s Valentine’s Day dance, home-stager Caprice De Luca has a lot on her to-do list. But she’s never too busy to do a little staging, and she’s looking forward to thawing February’s frozen real estate market with her Hearts and Flowers Open House. Her client Louise Downing’s romantically decorated home practically staged itself. But when Louise is found murdered, Caprice is forced to turn her attention from sweethearts to suspects. And as the truth comes out in stages, she discovers that Louise had more secrets than a box of chocolate truffles.
Pitching phenom Bruce “Jilly” Gillette has a hard time talking to women. His hulking presence of tattoos and muscles is what makes him an intimidating closer on the mound, yet off the field, he’s painfully shy, uncomfortable in his own skin. Desperate to revamp his loner image, the New York Kings hold a dream date contest, granting the lucky winner a night on the town with their surly reliever, doing whatever it takes to force Jilly out of his comfort zone.