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Jen’s Jewels | Interview with Dr. David Dosa
Uncategorized / February 3, 2010

Growing old is something most people don’t like to think about, no matter what their age. Sure, retirement does sound appealing. Sleeping in late and watching glorious sunsets. No worries, just ample time to lazily enjoy precious moments with your spouse. Yet for some, with age comes the telltale signs that something more serious is happening. Simple occurrences like misplacing keys and not remembering familiar places become the norm. All too often, these are the beginning stages of a debilitating disease called Alzheimer’s. This month’s Jen’s Jewels Dr. David Dosa has experienced firsthand the devastating effects of dementia. In his debut novel, MAKING ROUNDS WITH OSCAR, he shares with us the incredible story of a cat named Oscar who changed his life forever. For those of you with loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s, this book is a must-read. And, for those of you who are just curious, you won’t be disappointed. Truly, this is a story that needs to be told. As part of this interview, Hyperion Books has generously donated five copies for you, my lucky readers, to win. So, don’t forget to look for the trivia question at the end. And as always, thanks for making Jen’s Jewels…

Candace Havens | New Series, Romantic Adventure…it’s February!
Candace Havens / February 3, 2010

I have so much to tell you about this month. First of all, those of you who are fans of M.J. Rose’ The Reincarnationist might want to check out Past Life on Fox, which was inspired by the by the book. For those of you who are familiar with the book, basically the institute is there and they deal with past life regression cases, but that’s where the similarities end. Kelli Giddish, Richard Schiff , Nicholas Bishop and Ravi Pate star. I like the concept, but I feel like maybe they should have picked a different episode for the pilot. It starts out kind of slow, but I liked the second episode. My fear is that Fox is the worst at giving shows a chance. If it doesn’t hold the ratings, it won’t be around for very long. And, not unlike Dollhouse, it’s a show that needs a little time to find its footing. There is some decent chemistry between Giddish and Bishop His character has just lost his wife; so don’t expect a big romantic bang up top. It’s certainly worth checking out. I’m super excited about the release of my first Harlequin Blaze, TAKE ME IF YOU DARE….

Daily Dose | Spotlight on Nancy Holzner
Daily Dose / February 3, 2010

I love Spotlight On weeks, it gives me a chance to really get to know some authors and ask the questions to the things that I really want to know about. Today, we welcome Nancy Holzner. I read DEADTOWN right after Christmas when Nancy and I both participated in BookObsessed’s Zombie New Year’s Eve Bash and the holiday week leading up to it. I really enjoyed reading DEADTOWN. The story includes some unexpected twists and turns as well as embracing some higher fantasy elements and mythology within the modern setting. If you have not read DEADTOWN, you should check it out. In the meanwhile, kick back and get to know Nancy Holzner! Daily Dose: In the early part of the novel, you describe the virus that strikes Boston. The visual and visceral reaction Vicky experiences sucks you right in – why a virus instead of a magical attack? NH: The main reason I chose a virus to create Boston’s zombies was its ambiguity. Was the virus just a weird mutation? An act of biological warfare? Something else? In Deadtown, no one knows, but as the series continues the origins of the virus become important. That is all I had better…

Helen Scott Taylor | Celtic Symbols
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Fresh Pick | LINE OF SCRIMMAGE by Marie Force
Fresh Pick / February 3, 2010

September 2008On Sale: September 1, 2008Featuring: Susannah Sanderson; Ryan Sanderson368 pagesISBN: 1402214243EAN: 9781402214240Paperback$6.99 Romance ContemporaryBuy at Line of Scrimmageby Marie Force In the Hail Mary play of a lifetime, an NFL quarterback has just 10 days to win back his wife, before she divorces him and marries someone else. He’s a football star, and he’ll do anything to win back his soon-to-be-ex wife. But her new fiancé will do anything to stop him … Rough and sexy Ryan Sanderson, Denver Mavericks quarterback, has just 10 days to convince Susannah to give him a second chance before their divorce is final. Too bad she’s already engaged to the boring but safe guy she dated in college before she met Ryan. Marriage to Ryan was a whirlwind of passion and energy that left her feeling exhausted. Tired of playing second fiddle to his team, wary of the women throwing themselves at her superstar husband, afraid of the hard hits he took on the field, Susannah decided that sometimes the thing you want the most is bad for you. Until Ryan comes back, determined to win her back, and willing to give up everything except her love … Quarterback in the Sack…