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Julie Kenner | Hard Science or It’s Just Magic…
Uncategorized / October 5, 2009

I’m writing this from umpty thousand feet in the air (I won’t embarrass myself by putting in an actual number because I have no clue how high a jet flies, though I probably should, and invariably I’ll be off by some huge number that would either have the plane falling out of the sky or breaking up as it slides through the atmosphere into space). The point is that I’m in the air. Way up here. Suspended in space, people. Doesn’t that seem like a little bit of a magic? And, yes, I know about the science behind it. As the daughter of an aeronautical engineer who helped send NASA satellites into space and now designs doo-dads that help make sure planes don’t fall out of the air and that pilots know how high they are in the sky (something I clearly don’t know), I get that this is all about science. But I like thinking about it in terms of magic more. To read more of Julie’s thoughts please click here. Visit to learn more about books and authors.

Watch AUDREY’S DOOR Video and WIN!
Guests / October 4, 2009

Sarah Langan Win a copy of Sarah Langan’s latest AUDREY’S DOOR. And don’t miss the FREE e-edition of free e-edition of THE KEEPER up at, and Sony E-Reader Store. Some doors lead to all the wrong places. OrderAUDREY’S DOOR Today On Sale: September 29, 2009 When budding architect Audrey Lucas abandons her live-in boyfriend for a flat in the Breviary, an architectural landmark on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, her newfound freedom comes at a price. Her apartment’s gruesome history includes a deranged mother who drowned her children in the bathroom’s claw-footed tub. Yet ghosts and the strange habits of her eccentric fellow tenants of the building are nothing compared to the horrors she unleashes within herself when, after sleepwalking during torturous dreams, she starts constructing a door in the middle of her living room. Visit Open Audrey’s Door Check out the spooky trailer for AUDERY’S DOOR A big thank you to Avon Books! A spooky, horrorific book trailer… don’t be scared! Visit to learn more about books and authors.

Guests / October 4, 2009

When I sat down to write this blog I really had no idea what to write about! All I could think of was the zillion and one things I had on my to do list. There were the normal household chores that tend to get put off until the weekend, and I had to remember to hit the vet’s office for my older dog’s medicine so she could jump on the bed more easily, and perhaps not have those nighttime potty accidents as she sleeps. Of course what I really wanted to do was read. I had started the final book in Carly Phillips Corwin Course trilogy, Lucky Break, and was desperate to find out how the series ended. What to do? To read more about what Sandi did please click here. Visit to learn more about books and authors.

Fresh Pick | KILLER CRAB CAKES by Livia J. Washburn
Fresh Pick / October 4, 2009

Fresh-Baked #4 October 2009On Sale: September 29, 2009Featuring: Phyllis Newsom304 pages ISBN: 0451228367EAN: 9780451228369Trade Size$14.00 Mystery Culinary Buy at Killer Crab Cakes by Livia J. Washburn In this bake-off, you can get knocked off. The irresistible new entry in the national bestselling series. When Phyllis’s cousin asks her to look after her Oak Knoll bed-and-breakfast for a few weeks, Phyllis jumps at the chance-mostly because the inn is located close to the annual Rockport, Texas, Just Desserts competition. Determined to beat her friendly rival and enjoy some peaceful downtime with her boyfriend Sam, Phyllis concocts the ultimate sweet treat. But Phyllis’s holiday turns bitter when she and Sam discover a dead body-and all signs point to murder. Dismayed that bad luck seems to pop up wherever she goes, Phyllis wants to stay out of this one. But as the list of suspects gets too close for comfort, she decides to throw herself into the mix. Because when it comes to solving murders, Phyllis is one smart cookie. Previous Picks Visit to learn more about books and authors.

DAILY DOSE | Shannon K. Butcher – Love You to Death
Daily Dose / October 3, 2009

Please join me in welcoming author Shannon K. Butcher to the Daily Dose to celebrate her newest release: Love You to Death. The novel takes Butcher fans to a new place as she explores romantic suspense. So kick back, grab your coffee and enjoy our little question and answer session. Tell us a little about Love You To Death? Is this a paranormal romance or a nitty, gritty crime drama/romance? LYTD is a romantic suspense, and possibly the creepiest stuff I’ve ever written. It’s about a woman whose sister has gone missing. No one believes Ashley’s disappearance is anything sinister, but Elise knows differently. With the help of hunky, ex-cop neighbor Trent, Elise will stop at nothing to discover what happened to her sister, despite the number of mutilated bodies that are piling up. What is about the romance genre that appeals to you? It’s the relationships between people that intrigues me most. There’s nothing more exciting to me than watching two people fall in love—whether they dive in head first or fight it every step of the way, it’s always fun to witness. Throwing in the complications of monsters, terrorists or serial killers just makes it that much more…

Fresh Pick | SOUTHERN PERIL by T. Lynn Ocean
Fresh Pick / October 3, 2009

Jersey BarnesJuly 2009On Sale: July 7, 2009272 pages ISBN: 0312383479EAN: 9780312383473Hardcover$24.99 Mystery Woman Sleuth Buy at Southern Peril by T. Lynn Ocean Savvy security specialist Jersey Barnes assures everyone that she has retired for good this time—she had a party with a three-layer cake and champagne toasts to prove it. But when a judge calls in a favor, the former field- trained government agent agrees to figure out what secrets might be putting the judge’s brother, Morgan, in danger. His car searched, his apartment burglarized, and it appears as though somebody is watching his every move. Not one to overreact, Morgan dismisses the judge’s attempt to help him as an over-protective big sister’s paranoia. He just wants to succeed in his new business venture, Argos. Wilmington’s most hip restaurant, Argos guest list is legendary. When Morgan’s father died, the eatery was left solely to Morgan. Despite his lack of experience in the food industry, the introverted bachelor is determined to keep his father’s legacy alive. It’s only when Morgan has a close call with death that he confides in Jersey: his father may have been murdered, and Morgan thinks he knows why. But he can’t divulge further details without…

Candy’s Inside Books | Don’t Miss The Magic…
Guests / October 2, 2009

Candy’s Inside BooksA look at books, authors and movie events There are so many of my friends and favorite authors with books out this month that I’m going to get straight to it! I liked Nikki Duncan’s SOUNDS TO DIE BY, so much that I gave her a cover quote. Rookie FBI Agent Kieralyn Beckett doesn’t want her team to know that the last victim in the kidnapping case they are working was her college roommate. She wants to stay on so that she can find her friend. The only man she can turn to is NSA “listener” Ian Cabrera.  He doesn’t have time to help her until he hears something in the recording she brought him. It just so happens that he hears something that might be a tied to a case he’s working on. Nikki says, “My book comes with a warning: This title contains a blind hero who knows his way around a woman’s body, steamy kitchen sex, verbal sparring, kidnapping evasions, fiery near-death experiences and heart-pounding sensory overload.” When my friend Wendy Lyn Watson was researching her new book I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM, she kept making her friends fat. “I included recipes in the book, so…

Linda Wisdom | What’s Hexier Than A Witch?
Uncategorized / October 2, 2009

First off, many thanks to Fresh Fiction for giving me a chance to talk about my latest book, HEX IN HIGH HEELS. If you’ve read my series you know that my witches are sexy, snarky, and have attitude plus. They can take down the bad guys without chipping a nail and the words “charge it!” are in their vocabulary. They have a metabolism we wish we all had and the way they look is cuter than drop dead gorgeous. They’re the ones you’d love to have coffee with at Starbucks, go shopping, or find a great place for lunch. In many ways they’re just like us. Well, except for the fact, …oops, click here to read the rest, you won’t be sorry! Visit to learn more about books and authors.

Fresh Pick | SEW DEADLY by Elizabeth Lynn Casey
Fresh Pick / October 2, 2009

Southern Sewing #1August 2009On Sale: August 4, 2009Featuring: Tori Sinclair288 pages ISBN: 0425229106EAN: 9780425229101Paperback$6.99 Mystery Amateur Sleuth, Mystery Woman Sleuth Buy at Sew Deadlyby Elizabeth Lynn Casey Ever since she moved to Sweet Briar, South Carolina, Yankee librarian Tori Sinclair has been the talk of the tiny town. But she’s been so busy at work, winning over the sewing circle, and trying to forget her cheating ex that she hasn’t even had time to baste together a pillow, let alone mind local gossip. Then she finds the hometown sweetheart dead at her back door… Everyone believes the police investigator, who’s just fixin’ to link Tori to the murder in a love triangle gone bad. To clear her name, Tori will have to rely on her new sewing sisters and stitch together the truth— or be darned.Previous Picks Visit to learn more about books and authors.

Sheila Roberts | Sheila’s Recipe For A Fun Book
Uncategorized / October 1, 2009

Good deeds, good lovin’ and good recipes–I thought these sounded like a winning combination for a book, so I incorporated them all into my latest novel, Angel Lane. In the book three girlfriends decide they need to do something to keep the heart in Heart Lake, the small, lakeside town where they live. So they come up with their “Have a Heart” campaign–asking neighbors to commit one random act of kindness every day . . . and then learn that no good deed goes unpunished. Sarah Goodwin, suffering from granddaughter withdrawals after her daughter moves, delivers a coffee cake to the new neighbor only to realize she’s just fed a hungry lounge lizard. (Something her husband does not appreciate!) As if she doesn’t have enough troubles with lover boy, she is also finding the cooking classes she started for some of the town’s little girls to be, well, challenging. Emma Swanson is becoming the town soft touch and slowly running her quilt shop into the ground. And Jamie Moore, who owns the town’s new chocolateria, is fighting feelings for a certain cop who’s developed a sweet tooth. (A fight she’s determined to win now that she’s sworn off men.) What…