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Spotlight on Robyn Carr
Author Spotlight / December 27, 2010

Dear Reader Friends: Now that the shopping and the wrapping and the decorating are behind you, it’s time to spoil yourself. Time to kick back, relax and read a good book. And have I got a book for you! In PROMISE CANYON, which goes on sale tomorrow, December 28, you’ll return to Virgin River, the town built deep in California’s redwood forests by men of honor for the women they love. This first book in my 2011 trilogy introduces you to Navajo horse whisperer, Clay Tahoma, the sexy new veterinarian’s assistant, a new addition to Nate Jensen’s clinic. Clay’s the polar opposite of independent Hopi beauty Lily Yazhi, who meets him when she delivers feed from her grandfather’s store. Lily has encountered her share of strong, silent, traditional men and isn’t eager for more. But as she and Clay work to gentle a traumatized stallion, a new romance begins to sizzle, giving the Virgin River regulars like Jack and Mel a lot to talk about! A fun factoid: While I was visiting friends in Arizona, we visited an art gallery in a small town in the mountains. There I was stunned by a photo image of a Native American man…

Fresh Pick | SWEET TEMPTATION by Maya Banks
Fresh Pick / December 27, 2010

April 2010 On Sale: April 6, 2010 Featuring: Angelina Moyano; Micah Hudson 368 pages ISBN: 0425232581 EAN: 9780425232583 Trade Size $15.00 Add to Wish List Erotica, Romance Erotica Sensual Buy at A 2010 Fresh Fiction Favorite Read. “Powerful, emotional and steamy hot.” Sweet Temptation by Maya Banks She has a hard act to follow… He was a by-the-book cop who broke the rules in the bedroom… Micah Hudson has painful secrets he’s run hard from. He has new friends, a new life, but he’s about to be confronted with the one person who reminds him of all he’s tried to forget–Angelina, the sister of his oldest friend David. She knows everything about his past, including how he and David fell in love with the same woman, and how they decided the best way to prevent her from tearing them apart was to share her between them. But then a terrible accident left Micah alone… She was willing to do anything to make him see the woman she’d become… Micah lost the two people who meant the most in the world to him. Angelina lost her only family. And she kept her deepest secret close to her heart. Her love…

Marta Acosta | Baby, It’s Cold Outside!
Author Guest / December 27, 2010

As the year ends, I’m going to do what my heroine Milagro calls a “state-of-the-chica analysis.” I’ve had two books published, NANCY’S THEORY OF STYLE (under the pen-name Grace Coopersmith) and HAUNTED HONEYMOON (Casa Dracula Book 4). I’ve sold a young adult gothic, THE SHADOW GIRL OF BIRCH GROVE, to Tor, and contributed a story to THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF SCOTTISH ROMANCE, to be released January 4, 2011. I’ve been mentioned in the New Yorker’s book blog, spoken at book festivals, and learned that when editors say “winter 2012” they mean January 2012, not December 2012. I should be happy with all I’ve accomplished, but I see what’s desperately missing from my list: time spent reading books. All writers start out the same way: we love to read. We want to spend much of our days in imaginary worlds. We want to be surprised, engrossed, thrilled, and moved by the characters and stories we discover in books.  We love stories that transport us to other places and times, from ancient Rome to a far off future in another galaxy. We can usually learn something from characters, whether they’re diligent forensic scientists or inquisitive homemakers. It is a marvelous feeling to…