7 Ways My Real-Life Romance Inspired FLOATING ON AIR

7 Ways My Real Life Romance Inspired Floating on Air

  My contemporary romance novel Floating on Air (Book 1 in my Struck By Love series), about the whirlwind love affair between a radio deejay and a charismatic entrepreneur, is based in many ways on my own romance with my late husband. I hold this book dear to my heart. Here are 7 ways my…

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8 Things I Love About the 80s

  I’m feeling nostalgic about the 1980s. I set two of my novels in that awesome era, a decade that gave us incredible entertainment choices, unique pop culture, life-changing technology, and the fitness craze. Here are 8 things I love about the 80s. 1. MOVIES     Some of my favorite movies came out in…

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Haunting Halloween Giveaway!

Dear Readers, ‘Tis the season for things that go bump in the night! To celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year, I’ve partnered with 5 amazing authors to present a HAUNTING HALLOWEEN GIVEAWAY! The lucky winner of this contest will receive all six of the novels pictured below in paperback format. Scroll down to enter.…

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Victorian Capes and Cloaks: A Dramatic Fashion Statement

Victorian ladies fall and winter cloaks 1890s

  When I was writing my novel Dracula, My Love, I came to a crossroads and knew I was in trouble. In the book, my heroine Mina Harker falls madly in love with Dracula, a brilliant, charismatic, devastatingly handsome being who may not be the evil monster everyone supposes. I couldn’t help falling a little…

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Authors’ Chat with Syrie James and Natalie Jenner

  Hello dear readers! I’m delighted to share this video interview between me and the fabulously talented author Natalie Jenner in honor of the paperback release of her wonderful novel, The Jane Austen Society. Please join us at the link below as we discuss the writing of our novels, how we were influenced by Jane…

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Book Giveaway: Signed Copy of Jane Austen’s First Love

    Hello dear readers, To celebrate the launch of my new website, I’m giving away a signed copy of Jane Austen’s First Love, a novel that I’m honored to say was a Library Journal Editor’s Pick of the Year, and the Historical Novel Society called a “masterwork.” Based entirely on real people and inspired…

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Midsummer’s Eve Magic & Traditions

Midsummers Eve Bonfire

Hello dear readers, Midsummer’s Day is almost here! It’s full of fun and fascinating traditions, and thought to be the most magical day of the year in many places around the world. Originally an ancient pagan holiday to celebrate the summer solstice (the longest day of the year), Midsummer’s Day is usually observed on June…

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