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Louisa Edwards | Where Does Character Inspiration Come From?
Author Guest / October 6, 2009

A question I hear a lot is: “Where do you get your inspiration for your characters?” Adam Temple, the hero of Can’t Stand the Heat, is a chef-imagine Anthony Bourdain (for the hotness) crossed with Jamie Oliver (for the sweetness), and a pinch of Gordon Ramsay (for the perfectionism). When Adam is in the kitchen, he’s in charge. And he loves every second of it. In fact, that’s the key to Adam’s personality-he loves a lot of things. He loves his life, his job, his friends…it’s not hard or frightening for him to fall in love with the heroine, Miranda. He brings passion and enthusiasm to everything he does. To read more of Louisa’s blog please click here. Visit to learn more about books and authors.

Fresh Pick | FINGER LICKIN’ FIFTEEN by Janet Evanovich
Fresh Pick / October 6, 2009

Stephanie Plum Novels #15 July 2009 On Sale: June 23, 2009 Featuring: Stephanie Plum; Lulu 320 pages ISBN: 0312383282EAN: 9780312383282Hardcover$27.95 Mystery Woman Sleuth Buy at Finger Lickin’ Fifteen by Janet Evanovich The next Stephanie Plum novel, in which complications arise, loyalties are tested, cliffhangers are resolved, and donuts are eaten. Unbuckle Your Belt And Pull Up A Chair. It’s The Spiciest, Sauciest, Most Rib-Sticking Plum Yet. Recipe for disaster: Celebrity chef Stanley Chipotle comes to Trenton to participate in a barbecue cook-off and loses his head –literally. Throw in some spice: Bail bonds office worker Lula is witness to the crime, and the only one she’ll talk to is Trenton cop, Joe Morelli. Pump up the heat: Chipotle’s sponsor is offering a million dollar reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the capture of the killers. Stir the pot: Lula recruits bounty hunter Stephanie Plum to help her find the killers and collect the moolah. Add a secret ingredient: Stephanie Plum’s Grandma Mazur.  Enough said. Bring to a boil: Stephanie Plum is working overtime tracking felons for the bonds office at night and snooping for security expert Carlos Manoso, A.K.A. Ranger, during the day.  Can Stephanie hunt…