The Plot Thickens

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“I’ll need to remote-access your computer to fix this,” the IT guy informed me on Friday. I closed out of my personal e-mail and shut down the other non-work-related browser tabs I had open in the nick of time before … Continue reading

Got any dynamite I can borrow?

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I saw someone post this on Facebook the other day and did the whole, “Yes! That! There!” I’m in the middle of writing book three in my Coastal Heat series. The first book, GOING DEEP, came rolling out fairly smoothly. … Continue reading

Here Comes the Sun, Little Darlings

Walkin' on Sunshine. Photo courtesy of Cam Miller.

  Today’s post is brought to you by Señor Sol, kind enough to make its first appearance in nearly two weeks. Oh how I’ve missed you! It’s been twelve consecutive days of rain here in North Carolina. We’ve all gotten a … Continue reading

Year Of The Scorpio

I’m such an idiot, I completely forgot to put up a post here at CRC last month! I had planned on chatting about the release I had in late September, the 4th book in the House Of Payne series, HOUSE … Continue reading

My perfect hero is…

I love the Contemporary Romance Café theme for September, because I get to introduce the hero of my latest book! So, ladies—and maybe a few brave gentlemen—I give to you Aiodhan Reil. As his strange name suggests, Aiodhan is…different. He’s … Continue reading

Sex & Food – More Than Just Edible Underwear

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Okay, maybe I went for the shocking blog title ’cause it was fun. (PSA: for the record, edible underwear is a waste of money. Talk about a mess – and disgusting tasting!) The truth is, incorporating food/drink into a romance … Continue reading

Brunch and Bellinis: An Excerpt from HOUSE OF PAYNE: RUDE

I’m a big fan of brunch. Breakfast is something you just have to get through before you run off to work, and lunch is that thing you need to have midday so you won’t die of starvation. But brunch? That … Continue reading

Celebrating Diversity in Romance (or Why #WeNeedDiverseRomance)

The Brightest Day: A Juneteenth Historical Romance Anthology by Kianna Alexander, Alyssa Cole, Lena Hart and Piper Huguley

I’ve always enjoyed experiencing and learning about other cultures. Mediterranean, Thai and Indian foods are among my favorite. I am endlessly fascinated by the beauty found in other cultures. Ancient sculptures, paintings and architecture. Colorful, elegant saris. The beautiful, dark … Continue reading

Location, Location, Location

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Location, location, location. It’s the realtor’s mantra, but it works for me as well. From the mundane to the exotic, a change of location and the accompanying change of pace unleash my creativity and open me to new possibilities. Some … Continue reading