A man wakes up in a strange bed, with only a whiff of lovely scent to remind him how he got there: He sniffed: rosemary and lavender [hanging from the ceiling beams to dry]. And something else, spicy as cinnamon, tart as lemon. A woman. The sheets of her bed smelled like her. — from … Continue reading Sense and Sensuality — for a wonderful cause
Beneath my writers’ uniform of flannel pajamas, I harbor two raging alter-egos in spandex, the dynamic duo of TheoryGirl and SuperEgoGirl. The first thinks the big fancy thoughts, the second (and more beleaguered) gets it onto paper (or into the ether), but only after I’ve promised to do so. Which is why, in my last … Continue reading Innocence and Experience: Be My Baby Now, Part I
Actually, I am today — blogging away at History Hoydens about the research I’m doing, about the clothing Regency fashion prescribed for sailing and what people most likely actually wore. And (most important for a writer) how to describe all that. With nods (of course) to Jane Austen, Shelley and his circle, and fashionistas everywhere. … Continue reading Am I Having Fun Yet?
My last post at History Hoydens was about my East Coast trip, where I mentioned that I’d been to my sister’s wedding. And my prior Hoyden post featured this joyous photo of my sister Robin and her partner — now wife! — Barb, last November when they were the first same-sex couple in Connecticut to … Continue reading Just Another Wedding
Congratulations to… Marisol, from Downey, CA, and Sara from Blacksburg, VA, …who correctly answered the question in my recently ended contest — yes, Jasper Hedges, hero of The Edge of Impropriety, has blue eyes. Each lucky winner will receive my four backlist romance titles, autographed for holiday giving: The Slightest Provocation The Bookseller’s Daughter Almost … Continue reading And We Have TWO Winners!
As for measure and other technical apparatus, that’s just common sense: if you’re going to buy a pair of pants you want them to be tight enough so everyone will want to go to bed with you. — from “Personism: A Manifesto,” by the poet Frank O’Hara I was going to begin this post by … Continue reading Ease and Expertise: Meet Carol Queen
What’s most thrilling about the DearAuthor conversational review of The Edge of Impropriety isn’t the A rating they gave me (though I’d hardly kick it out of bed), but the wide-angle focus with which they’ve approached the body of my work (my oeuvre, my husband called it, half tongue-in-cheek and half bursting with pride — … Continue reading Balanced on the EDGE: discussions, interviews, and a chance to win a freebie
So I got a nice email from azteclady, who wrote a highly positive and meticulously detailed review of Almost a Gentleman and posted it at Karen Scott’s blog, Suzanne Brockmann’s scrolling message board, and MyMedia-Forum’s library section. Big thanks, azteclady — for your attention and your energy; for giving a book that was first published … Continue reading Desperately Seeking Suz (and preparing for an election, a book launch, and a visit to the east coast too)
I plucked those adjectives from the catalog of the German publisher Mira (which, I believe, is not the same as the American publisher Mira), where spannend, sinnlich, sexy is how they chose describe the forthcoming (February 09) edition of Almost a Gentleman, my wundervolles Debüt mit atemberaubend erotishcen Szenen, German title Gefährliche Enthüllung. What were … Continue reading Spannend, Sinnlich, Sexy