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Archive for October, 2014

Have You Met, Avon Addict Lisa Lin?

Lisa is everything an Avon Addict needs to be: crazy wild over romance. Plus, she’s willing to get out there and really prove her love, as evidenced by her grand display at the 2013 RWA Literacy signing. She’s a bundle of wonderful energy and one of my favorite people to run into because her smile is LisaLininfectious. And in a good way, not a scary, run-for-your-life Ebola sort of way.

So without any further ado, may I introduce you to Lisa Lin.

1) Where is the most beautiful/romantic place you’ve ever been? Spain. I took part in a study … Read more »

TBT: Tempted by the Night

Thought I’d go with my paranormal, haunted, ghoulish, monster/Jane Austen story, Tempted by the Night, for Halloween Eve.ElizBo1

So many people have asked why I decided to write historicals with paranormal elements, and I have to admit that I never set out deliberately to do it, rather the story/series idea would not go away and haunted me until I wrote them.

So after writing the first one, His Mistress by Morning, I knew I would never escape without writing Hermione’s story (well, make that Rockhurst’s). I got so many emails about him, pleading for his story, somElizBo2ething … Read more »

5 Things About Melissa McClone

I am so thrilled to have my dear friend, Melissa McClone on the blog today. Melissa and I had our kids like one after another, have traded mom advice through it all, and relied on each other as sounding boards when things got (and still do get) crazy. We walk a very similar path and have so MUCH in common that sometimes it’s almost scary . . .

Like our mutual need for Peanut Buster Parfaits while on deadline . . .

1) Did you have a nickname growing up?

Yes! I was Missy for the first eighteen years of … Read more »

Sneak Peek: Meet Hannibal

ElizBo3One of my favorite parts of The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane is Hannibal, Louisa Tempest’s miscreant cat. A beast of a feline who is known far and wide for his bad manners, Louisa is always, well, you’ll see:

   “I do believe I can remedy this,” Louisa told the viscount, catching up the pot and marching determinedly toward the house when a protest arose from underneath the lilac bush.
   Rrrroew.
   All three of them turned and she reversed course, climbing down through the weeds until she spied Hannibal tucked beneath. Moving quickly, she scooped him up.
   “Bad kitty,” she

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Have You Met: Avon Addict Amy Valentini

This week I would like you to meet Avon Addict Alum, Amy Valentini, the woman behind the popular blog, Unwrapping Romance and the editorial service, Romancing Editorially. But most of all, she LOVES romance. So please welcome, Amy Valentini.

1) Do you immediately start another book once you finished one? Yes. I have a mountain of a To Be Read list and I actually have to schedule my reading so I literally finish one book, mark it as read and move on to the next.

2) What is the very first romance novel that you read? The Flame Read more »

TBT: Stealing the Bride

Continuing my look back at the Danvers series, I cannot help but pause, make that linger over one of my all-time-favorite heroes, Temple.

I can’t even tell you how much I have crushed on this man. My one and only Book Boyfriend. And here is how Temple came to life:

Sometimes when you are writing a book, a single character sneaks up on you and boldly demands that their story be told next.Temple When I was writing One Night of Passion, I hadn’t really given much thought to the character of Temple, Colin’s rakish cousin. But from the moment … Read more »

5 Things About Lizbeth Selvig

Okay, she had me at “Brit.” As in the title of her new book, Beauty and the Brit. Look at that cover! What’s not to love? Let me introduce you to one of my fellow Avon Authors, Lizbeth Selvig.

1) Did you have a nickname growing up? My family (started by a beloved auntie) called me LittleBit, which sounds hilarious to my mind now at my age and weight. Also, I met my husband at the “tender age” of fifteen, and from that day to this he calls me Lizard.

2) How do you pick the names of your Read more »

Sneak Peek: The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane

Nearly here! Only another week until The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane releases and so I thought I would tease, er, share with you a sneak peek inside.

   Damaged and broken he might appear, but Pierson was still a man.
   He pulled Louisa closer, hitching her up against him, so close, she teetered on the tips of her slippers and found her fingers winding into the lapels of his coat, if only to steady herself.
   She might have toppled him over earlier, but now he was upending her world, and she couldn’t do anything but

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And the Winners are:

I’ve had two Contests running here recently and just pulled winners.

For the Elizabeth Hoyt drawing, the winner is: Kimberly Woodall.

For the New Website Drawing I held, the winner is: Jennifer F. of Columbus, OH!

Both winners have been notified. Thanks to everyone who entered. And watch for a Caption contest on my Facebook page next week, as well as the post calling for the November Birthday drawing. … Read more »

Have You Met: Avon Addict Kim in Baltimore

Meet Kim, who runs the blog, SOS ALOHA Book Blog. I’ve known Kim for years–when she was actually fortunate enough to live in Hawaii. Kim describes herself as a “romance reader and a community volunteer.” Make that a one woman steamroller when it comes to getting things done, whether it is gathering books for military wives or other military causes or just seeing a need and rolling up her sleeves. Here is Kim:

1. Where is the most beautiful/romantic place you’ve ever been?tintagel Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, England, rumored to be King Arthur’s birthplace.

2. Favorite place to read?Read more »

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