Category Archives: The Slightest Provocation

Sense and Sensuality — for a wonderful cause

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

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O! (Getting Graphic)

Smart Bitch Sarah, on The Slightest Provocation’s forthcoming May mass-market cover: …shirt unbuttoned but still tucked in + mullet + O-face is TOTAL WIN. Way to go on achieving the romance trifecta!! Making it sound, though its curlicues of well-wrought irony, more-or-less like a good thing (I think), though I wasn’t entirely sure what “O-face” … Continue reading O! (Getting Graphic)

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Such a Deal — New Cover, New Contest

Have I got a prize for you! Well, one lucky one of you anyway, who by entering my new contest, will be eligible to win a veritable treasure trove of lovely historical romances and choice historical gossip, written by me and by a beautiful, brilliant bevy of bloggers (try saying that fast) from the History … Continue reading Such a Deal — New Cover, New Contest

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A New Cover for The Slightest Provocation!

I’m excited in all sorts of ways that my publisher will be reissuing The Slightest Provocation in mass-market format this May 4. Which means, if you don’t know, that typical romance novel size, shape, and look. Dark, sexy, clinchy. Heavy on the male abs. These days with the heroine doing that weird raised leg thing. … Continue reading A New Cover for The Slightest Provocation!

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Of Tough Love, Alter Egos, and New Friends: A Final RITA Post, I promise (with pix)

My favorite picture is probably this one (taken by Joanne Lockyer) of me up on the podium making my acceptance speech, seeming for all the world as though I knew what I was doing there, at least if you don’t count the effect of my searching the ceiling for inspiration — much as one of … Continue reading Of Tough Love, Alter Egos, and New Friends: A Final RITA Post, I promise (with pix)

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Congratulations

To the winners of my just-completed contest. Lisa from Granite Falls, NC and Rachael from Cairo, MO will each receive an autographed copy of Janet Mullany’s hot and hilarious Regency read, A Most Lamentable Comedy (and everybody else should check out the excerpts I’ve posted, here and here, of passages that made me giggle, snort, … Continue reading Congratulations

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A Fish Without a Bicycle

Not a woman without a man (as the old second-wave feminist quip had it) but a romance writer without a bookmark to give away… No, wait a minute, it’s the opposite. A romance writer never leaves home without a bookmark to give away. A romance writer without a bookmark is like a fish without… fins, … Continue reading A Fish Without a Bicycle

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