Archive for November, 2009

Passport to Romance

Passport to Romance          In my travels there’s been many unexpected and amazing things and the memories of those are only the beginning of the fictional adventure.  From earthquakes in Hawaii to being chased by enraged water carriers in Morocco to a deep-sea fishing trip gone slightly askew in Venezuela, it all happened.  While most of...

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The Rainy Day Melody

This fall season has been a roller coaster of weather all over. The season has had some really warm days then it plunges into slightly cold, colder, and coldest. Also there has been the rain. Dressing appropriately for the weather has been a challenge. On day it is warm people start to loosen up and...

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Victoria Janssen – Setting and Characterization Through Food

Setting and Characterization Through Food Victoria Janssen  I love food, both eating it and reading about it, and that interest sometimes translates into my work.  I use food for several different purposes, most notably to establish setting and to deepen characterization.  My December 2009 Harlequin Spice book, The Moonlight Mistress, is set in the early...

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A Fictional Thanksgiving . . .

November 23, 2009 Since Thanksgiving is only three days away, I thought I’d write an unusual blog entry for today. It involves some of my fictional characters and how they’d cook a traditional turkey dinner. How do you and your family cook yours? Is it just you, stuck in the kitchen for hours? Or does...

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Impromptu Giveaway – A Black Tie Affair by Sherrill Bodine

http://www.sherrillbodine.com/ A BLACK TIE AFFAIR, (Forever; $6.99; January 1, 2010) a witty and sexy new contemporary romance by Sherrill Bodine. This heart-tugging follow-up to Talk of the Town will appeal to fans of Susan Mallery, Barbara Bretton, and Susan Wiggs. Fashion curator Athena Smith will do anything to get her hands on the Clayworth family’s...

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