Saturday, April 21, 2007

Uh-Oh...Hazards Of Research

While working on BRIDE OF VENGEANCE, I was telling my critique partner about my heroine's silver hot chocolate server. A San Francisco resident, Lily cannot go without her morning cup of Chocolate.

Helpful vixen that my CP is, she sent me a link for antique chocolate pots. And OMG! I am in love!

The silver chocolate pot is from 1852. The ceramic pots didn't gain popularity until the 1890's and early 1900's.

Now, I am not one for nicknacks--if it has to be dusted or watered, it's not for me, but I think I will have to make an exception!
When I end up writing just to support my chocolate pot fetish, I shall blame Sheila Raye ;-)

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Beautiful Distractions

As a new author reviews can be a nerve-wracking distraction. I found one for BRIDE on the Historical Romance Writers review site which has tickled me ten shades of pink -- a distraction and a positive push as I dive back into VENGEANCE.

Here's the last paragraph of the review:

“A fast paced, highly enjoyable story of opposites attracting and overcoming the odds against them; BRIDE OF SHADOW CANYON is a fine example of the Western American genre. Rachell is a shy and less-than-domestic woman who knows what she wants and goes after it. She is stubborn and brave and strong in the face of adversity. Jed is a true American hero; a shadowy gunman who has lived on his own for so long, he has no idea what home and family mean; much less love and kindness. He is a man’s man; willing to protect the innocent at all costs, yet is afraid to believe in the power of love. I was greatly enamored of this couple and felt toward them like old friends; I cheered them on, I cursed the villains and I shed a few tears at the end. BRIDE OF SHADOW CANYON has earned a place on my “keeper” shelves; I don’t find too many Westerns that embody the genre nowadays, but this one certainly does.”

Reviewer: Lettetia

April Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Karen - winnner of my March contest hosted by Fresh Fiction.

Your copy of BRIDE OF SHADOW CANYON and box of Godiva are on the way!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Horse of Another Color

While cyber tumble weeds may be blowing around this blog site for a few more weeks as I finish up my second "Bride" book, I've fallen under the influence of my author pals and launched this here blog. A place to shoot the western breeze and demand more cowboys in our bookstores! Should be a rip-roarin' good time! Or at least a fun distraction ;-)

Blogging the West!

Debut novel

In bookstores Now!

First book of a second series