Category Archives: romantic suspense

Poor Relations

I used to say that I liked to read everything but romance, but falling in with the Hound, Foxes and their friends changed that. I narrowed it down to say that I enjoyed everything but Regency, and now I have … Continue reading

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Never-ending TBR, Part Six

School is out for the summer, and my evening rehearsals are down to once per week. I have more time to read, and I indulged myself this month! Here are my reviews for this period: What If… By Anne PerraultThis … Continue reading

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Like? Not Likely

THIS WEEK: If a prospective publisher asked you to compare your work to that of one or two well-known authors, whom would you choose? I haven’t had a prospective publisher ask me that yet, but when I was hoping to … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge 2021, Part Nine

Things are still crazy busy around here, but I managed to read some awesome mysteries and a romance. It’s amazing to see the variety of stories out there! Temporarily Employed by Vicki BatmanHattie Cooks Mystery, Book 1Vicki Batman is a … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Kellie Van Horn and Buried Evidence

My guest this week is a fellow member of the Mid-Michigan chapter of the Romance Writers of America. Kellie Van Horn writes inspirational romance for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line, and her newest release, Buried Evidence, was released in July. … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Elizabeth Devlin and Home Waters

When Elizabeth Devlin announced on one of my author support groups that she was looking for a place to promote her new mildly spicy release, I offered to host her. Then, when I learned that her new romance highlighted environmental … Continue reading

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Dollars to Donuts

Jeff-The-Hound brought up: “We all try to avoid plot holes in our own stories… but have you ever encountered one (or more) major plot holes in a book or movie that made you want to scream? Has it been serious … Continue reading

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My Mind to Your Mind

Not really a Vulcan mind-meld, but it’s “Free” week and I will ask a question that I have been pondering: How much of the “WHY” of what a character does is important to a story? With all that I have … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge 2021, Part One

Once again, I challenged myself to read fifty titles before December 31. This year I thought I’d try to read several books outside my usual go-to genres (romance and cozy mysteries). It just so happened that some of my Christmas … Continue reading

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Rambling Reader Reviews, Part Eleven

Each year since 2012, I’ve set a reading goal in Goodreads, and since 2015 my goal has been set at 50 books read in the calendar year. Other than in 2012, I’ve managed to meet my stated goal each year, … Continue reading

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