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Ann Purser | Introducing A New Character
Uncategorized / February 12, 2010

Before starting the Lois Meade Mysteries, I wrote six village novels, the Round Ringford series, where plot and characters were built up over the series. As I have always lived in English villages, this was a labour of love, and with so many contemporary issues, like closure of small village schools, dual carriageway bypassing a quiet village, changing character of villages as `incomers` move in, etc etc., there was plenty to write about. So why detective stories? I suppose partly for a change, and mostly because I had always loved to read them, and now began to write them. Again, the village setting, which I know best. (Write about what you know!) The twists and turns of a murder plot are fraught with danger to the author, and as I am not one who knows from the beginning exactly how it is going to progress, one or two readers have emailed `Hey, but what about so-and-so on page 98?` But I enjoy writing them immensely and am about to launch a new series: The Ivy Beasley Mysteries. Readers of Round Ringford stories will remember this crotchety character, and be amazed at her new career! To leave a comment or learn…

Sara Lindsey | Some Valentine Day Hero Recommendations
Uncategorized / February 12, 2010

I love Valentine’s Day. I love hearts and flowers and chocolates and secret admirers and the color pink. I know Valentine’s Day is generally regarded as a holiday celebrating couples, but I’ve always embraced it as a day to celebrate all the loving relationships in my life. Flying solo on Valentine’s Day used to be a single woman’s nightmare – like being dateless for the prom – but now February 14th is the perfect excuse for a luxurious girls’ night out. But what happens at the end of the evening? Well, whatever your relationship status, as a romance reader you never have to worry about going to bed alone! Using some hero archetypes, here are my picks for your Valentine’s Day book-date – pick one depending on your mood or, if you’re feeling adventurous, cuddle up with them all for a romance read-a-thon… The Professor: There’s something about a man with a big … brain … that always makes my heart beat faster. Just think about those early scenes in Indiana Jones when Harrison Ford is in his tweed suit lecturing about ancient civilizations… whew! Sign me up for study hall! Sara Says: The sexiest professor I’ve come across in…

Fresh Pick / February 12, 2010

The Succubus Diaries #1 January 2010On Sale: December 29, 2009Featuring: Jackie Brighton384 pages ISBN: 1416572821EAN: 9781416572824Mass Market Paperback$7.99 Romance Paranormal Buy at Gentlemen Prefer Succubiby Jill Myles The first of two fun and sexy paranormal romances featuring a succubus, a vampire, and a fallen angel. Who knew an angel could get a girl in so much devilish trouble? Jackie Brighton woke up in a dumpster this morning, and her day has only gotten weirder. Her breasts grew overnight, her sex drive is insatiable, and apparently she had her first one-night stand ever . . . with a fallen angel. Of course, she only remembers gorgeous Noah’s enormous, er, package. And their steamy shower sex. Hmm . . . and the dark stranger whose bite transformed her into an immortal siren with a seductive Itch. With help from Noah and fellow succubus Remy Summore, Jackie adapts to her new  lifestyle—until she accidentally strikes a deal that sends her lover into the deadly clutches of the vampire queen and lands Jackie, Remy, and the queen’s wickedly hot right-hand man into the middle of a fierce battle for an ancient halo. But how’s a girl supposed to save the world when the…