Friday, August 24, 2012

Judging a Book by it's Cover

When You Dare (Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor, #1)When You Dare by Lori Foster
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I totally picked this book by the cover . . . and loved it! Great mix of suspense, danger, romance and sexy sexy sexy. Fantastic characters, too. I'm a character kid and Lori Foster did not disappoint. Keep the great stories, and covers, coming!

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Christie Craig, Shut Up and Kiss Me

Shut Up and Kiss MeShut Up and Kiss Me by Christie Craig
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is an absolute gem! I loved it, loved it, loved it! It was fantastically funny and sexy. Excellent read!

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Monday, August 13, 2012

When Words Collide 2012

What a fantastic weekend! When Words Collide 2012 was this past weekend in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The panels I attended were top-rate, the fellow conference goers wonderful, the organizers incredible, and the overall feel was that of charged excitement, community and open knowledge sharing.

I had the wonderful pleasure to be on two panels this year and many thanks to those who attended. I had a great time as a panelist for Beyond the Bedroom - There's More to Romance than Sex with fellow ARWA members Jude Wilner, Billie Milholland and Sharon Wildwind. Romance in stories is so much more than sex and we got to gab about it. Check out my article Writing Sexual Tension, Heightening Your Readers' Satisfaction for more of my thoughts on this oh-so-fun and ridiculously important (ok, so it is important to me) topic.

I was delighted at the opportunity to panel with the three gentlemen Dave Duncan, Dave Gross and Tim Reynolds in Humour in Fiction. These guys were awesome and welcomed an adventure romance writer to their fold. Humour is vital in life and an integral part of the stories I love. Cheers guys, sign me up again for next year!

It was a great weekend. Thank you.