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Grace Burrowes | What My Characters Taught Me
Author Guest / November 2, 2011

It’s axiomatic that protagonists in romantic fiction are going to have to face their worst fears. They’ll be forced by fate (or the author) into the one corner they most desperately want to avoid, and they’ll have to do the one thing they never, ever wanted to do–only to emerge worthy of a happily ever after. When I started writing the Windham sibling books, playing the role of fate was great fun: The Earl of Westhaven started off as an orderly fellow who liked think his way through problems and take care of all in his ambit. He eschewed (other people would say avoid, but this guy is a ducal heir so he eschews) emotional situations, and regarded it as his lot to bear up manfully under His Grace’s queer starts and unreasonable expectations. Oh, what fun it is to write… by the end of THE HEIR, Westhaven was getting tipsy with his brothers, had shouted his father into a heart seizure, been confounded by problems he could not solve, and frustrated by the one woman who would not allow him to take care of her. He was also a man capable of loving and worth loving. His brothers fared…

Fresh Pick | PLEATING FOR MERCY by Melissa Bourbon
Fresh Pick / November 1, 2011

A Magical Dressmaking Mystery August 2011 On Sale: August 2, 2011 Featuring: Harlow Jane Cassidy; Loretta Mae Cassidy; Will Flores 320 pages ISBN: 0451234367 EAN: 9780451234360 Paperback $6.99  Add to Wish List Mystery Cozy Buy at Mystery for our Readers & ‘ritas Pleating for Mercy by Melissa Bourbon Every killer has a pattern When her great-grandmother passes away, Harlow Jean Cassidy leaves her job as a Manhattan fashion designer and moves back to Bliss, Texas. But when she opens a dressmaking boutique in the turn-of-the-century farmhouse she inherited, Harlow senses an inexplicable “presence”. Her old friend Josie orders a gown for her upcoming wedding, but when Josie’s boss turns up dead, Harlow has to find the killer-with a little help from beyond. A fun read, and the historical tie-in with Butch Cassidy was a kick. Previous Picks

Anita Clenney | Things That Go Bump In the Night
Author Guest / November 1, 2011

Who doesn’t love a good scare around Halloween? But I think most of us prefer an episode of Ghost Hunters or monsters in a scary movie. The warriors in my Scottish paranormal series are well acquainted with monsters. Part of a secret society created by Michael the Archangel, these warriors are all that stand between humans and the demons who hide among them, sometimes disguised as neighbors and friends as they plot to destroy the world. There are many orders of demons, from Halflings, lesser and full demons, to Demons of Old, who are so powerful they can’t be destroyed or suspended in a time vault, unless it’s by a warrior who has been matched to the demon’s strength. And these warriors are strong. With above average senses and skills, they’re well equipped to fight. There’s Faelan, the most powerful of the warriors, the only warrior who’s ever been assigned two ancient demons. Born in the 19th century, Faelan was trapped in a time vault and slept for 150 years, waking to a strange world filled with modern technology and even stranger, modern day females. He came from a time when females were to be cherished and protected, not fight…