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Guests / August 16, 2010

RT @ReelVixen: Busy busy morning on set. Blood isn't cooperating, now art is redressing the room & hopefully get back to #KNIFE ing in 10. # RT @ReelVixen: Working as location manager just ensures I'm not going to drop any pounds this week. At least craft services is vegan #KNIFE # Powered by Twitter Tools

Fresh Pick | HOME AGAIN by Mariah Stewart
Fresh Pick / August 16, 2010

The Chesapeake Diaries #2 August 2010 On Sale: July 27, 2010 Featuring: Dallas MacGregor; Grant Wyler 320 pages ISBN: 0345520351 EAN: 9780345520357 Mass Market Paperback $7.99 Add to Wish List Romance Chick-Lit, Romance Contemporary Buy at Home Again by Mariah Stewart Fame has a price. Pleasure has its limits. But love has endless possibilities. Dallas MacGregor is living the Hollywood dream. At thirtysomething, she’s an award-winning actress beloved by the public and bound for even bigger success. But when her soon-to-be-ex-husband, producer Emilio Baird, is caught in a sex scandal, Dallas’s charmed life turns tabloid nightmare. Determined to shield her young son, Cody, from the ugly uproar, Dallas seeks refuge in sleepy St. Dennis, Maryland—the Chesapeake Bay town where her happiest childhood days were spent. Reunited with her boisterous great-aunt, Dallas wants nothing more than to leave her Hollywood days behind. And when she crosses paths with local veterinarian Grant Wyler, her high school summer love, she finds he’s everything she remembers, and more—and that the spark is still there. But Dallas’s promising new life takes a troubling turn when the unimaginable happens and she finds herself living a mother’s worst nightmare—and Emilio storms into St. Dennis to save…

Kat Martin | Trilogies: Readers love books that have a connection!
Author Guest / August 16, 2010

Until fairly recently, I didn’t write trilogies. Mostly because I had to think up three stories all at once. It’s far easier to come up with one idea, develop characters, and work out a single plot. Earlier in my career, I did a number of related books. GYPSY LORD, SWEET VENGEANCE, and THE DEVIL’S PRIZE were linked books with characters who were friends. CREOLE FIRES, SAVANNAH HEAT, and NATCHEZ FLAME were also linked, but I had yet to write what I now consider a real trilogy. Then my agent came to Montana for a visit. She helped me come up with a story concept that was broad enough to last through three novels, and The Necklace Trilogy was born: THE BRIDE’S NECKLACE, THE DEVIL’S NECKLACE, and THE HANDMAIDEN’S NECKLACE. Even in a three book series, I write novels that stand alone. I think that’s important, since readers often buy them out of sequence. The best thing about linked books is that readers get to stay in touch with the people they’ve met in previous novels and come to care about. I get lots of e-mails from readers who comment on this and eagerly await the rest of the books in…