Monthly Archives: October 2021

Mystery and Suspense Month (and a bit of Paranormal): Vampire Darcy’s Desire

ALL BOOKS FEATURED THIS MONTH ARE ON SALE ON FOR $0.99. GRAB THEM WHILE THE PRICE IS RIGHT. In late 2009, at the height of the Twilight mania, Ulysses Press (my traditional publisher at the time) approached me regarding my writing a … Continue reading

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Mystery and Suspense Month: Lady Chandler’s Sister: Book 3 of the Twins’ Trilogy

ALL BOOKS FEATURED THIS MONTH ARE ON SALE ON FOR $0.99. GRAB THEM WHILE THE PRICE IS RIGHT. Today, I bring you Lady Chandler’s Sister, the third book in the Twins’ trilogy, a romantic suspense set in 1820 England, five … Continue reading

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Mystery and Suspense Month: The Heartless Earl: A Common Elements Romance Project Novel

In my Regency romantic suspense release, The Heartless Earl, Sterling Baxter, the Earl of Merritt, has married a woman who left him as quickly as she gave birth to their son. He is cuckolded in the eyes of Society and trapped … Continue reading

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A Widow’s Rights Play a Large Role in my “His Christmas Violet” Release – What Was English Law on the Matter?

In my tale, His Christmas Violet, part of Regency Missives and Mischief, the heroine, Lady Violet Graham, is a widow. Being a widow at the time, particularly, women in the aristocracy or gentry class, provided a woman more freedom than … Continue reading

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Mystery and Suspense Month: The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy

When writing any mystery, the author cannot just have a murderer and a victim. He/She must also have suspects, red herrings (false clues), motives, and deception. There must be a balance between the suspense and the story’s pace must be … Continue reading

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Happy Early 47th Birthday, Matthew Macfadyen!!!

I am being a bit self-indulgent with this post. I adore Matthew Macfadyen’s work, and, as I am tied up this week with other things. Moreover, what is wrong with a revisit of a previous post? Sometimes LIFE interferes. Matthew … Continue reading

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Mystery and Suspense Month: The Earl Claims His Comfort: Book 2 of The Twins’ Trilogy

Last Wednesday, I shared an excerpt from Book 1 of the Twins’ Trilogy, Angel Comes to the Devil’s Keep. Today I have an excerpt from The Earl Claims His Comfort, which is Book 2 of the Twins’ Trilogy. In the … Continue reading

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Mystery and Suspense Month: The Mysterious Death of Mr. Darcy

THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF MR. DARCY was originally published on February 18, 2013. It is a cozy mystery set in Dorset, and it is a real thriller. There are witches and resurrectionists and a mass murderer, oh my!!! I hope … Continue reading

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Reduced to a Tweet. The Lost Art of the Social Call, a Guest Post from Diana J Oaks

Social connection. It’s the pulse of civilization, the foundation of community, and a deeply held human need.  You might have guessed that I’m not necessarily talking about networking with influential people here. I’m talking about friendship, camaraderie, recognition, love, and … Continue reading

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Mystery and Suspense Month: Angel Comes to the Devil’s Keep: Book 1 of the Twins’ Trilogy

Angel Comes to the Devil’s Keep was originally released by Black Opal Books. Recently, I managed to receive back the rights to this book and have rereleased it, hopefully to new readers, who missed it the first time around. ALL … Continue reading

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