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Sep 03, 2009 05:48PM

390 Thanks so much! Actually, my agent says they don't usually see illustrations for the foreign editions, which made these even more special. (The Russian version of Sea Witch makes Margred look like a sexy gypsy - quite appropriate if you think about it!)
Sep 03, 2009 03:48PM

390 Just got the inside illustrations for the Russian edition of Sea Fever and had to share! I love seeing the artist's interpretation of my scenes and characters. They're so obviously from my story and yet they have a totally Eastern European vibe.

Illustrations designed by Family Leisure Club Publishers for the Russian edition of Sea Fever (December 2009).

© FLC, Alexander Savchenko
Aug 27, 2009 01:32PM

390 Whether you love the books or not (I enjoy them) there's a great review/parody of Dark Lover at

including a BDB Mad Libs!

Aug 21, 2009 08:30AM

390 This Twilight discussion makes me think of the Twilight/Buffy remix on YouTube (must see TV for young girls):

I can enjoy romantic fantasy as much as any woman. But I admit to problems with heroes who don't need to be tamed by the love of a good woman as much as they need a whip and a chair (and I don't mean that in a steamy BDSM sort of way).

As a writer, I think good fiction is about telling the truth, including the truth about relationships. I think romance novels not only can add spice to the bedroom but can model healthy adult relationships. At the heart of every romance - real or fictional - there's a negotiation for intimacy and control which ideally satisfies both partners. My favorite romance novels show that.
Aug 19, 2009 02:54PM

390 new_user wrote: "Well, as you know, we've been seeing generations through the books, but TK does finally pick up with the dragon hunters that we've been seeing hints of in previous books and you finally learn about..."


Aug 17, 2009 07:06PM

390 @new_user
Without getting all spoilerish on me, can you tell me if TK ties up/ties together what's going on with the couples from the previous books at all?
Aug 17, 2009 11:16AM

390 I started Shana Abe's drakon series recently (dragon shifters set in the late 1700s). They're like eating dark chocolate, rich, delicious and addictive.

The Smoke Thief (the first and my fave)
The Dream Thief
Queen of Dragons (AARGH killer ending)

Off to buy the latest. Treasure Keeper? Whatever. Must have more.
Jul 22, 2009 09:29AM

390 My pleasure! Hope you enjoy.
Jul 22, 2009 05:37AM

390 Yz wrote: "Michelle wrote: I too love the Circle Trilogy!! Wasnt sure how I would like it since it was my first Nora Roberts book but I want more!

It was my first Nora Roberts trilogy, too...."

Love Nora. If you can find them (and they're often reissued, so you should), look for her McKade brothers series. Very subtle paranormal elements - the ghosts of Civil War Antiem - but lovely romances.

Jul 21, 2009 01:24PM

390 Anita wrote: "So I went to this event last night and it was FABULOUS!
Personally, I don't like it when an autograph is made out to me - I prefer just the author's signature and maybe a little message - but I got the impression that most authors didn't like signing that way. Anyone had that experience? Thoughts on why?"

Anita, I'm so glad you made it to the signing!

I'm always happy to sign a "generic" greeting, because if that book isn't a keeper for a new reader she can always give it away (and the next reader may buy my next release, so it's a win-win).

But there's also a chance that a signed book will end up being sold at an inflated price an ebay. Most authors don't mind this happening with the books sold at the literacy signing, because the books are donated by the publishers and the profits have already been donated to literacy. But at the publisher signings, sometimes these ebay sellers sweep through grabbing multiple free books when there are real fans waiting in line, and the authors (and readers) really don't appreciate that.

Jul 07, 2009 10:58AM

390 I'll be there (signing Sea Lord). And adding to DarkHeart's list, Linda Winstead Jones, Susan Krinard, and Jayne Ann Krentz are all there and signing, too!
Jun 26, 2009 06:44AM

390 TDF, good luck with your advisor meeting!
I'm updating my workshop for RWA National and catching up with some neglected (really neglected) yardwork.
Jun 11, 2009 07:19PM

390 Tricia, thanks! Hope the random generator gremlins are good to you!
Jun 11, 2009 09:17AM

390 Today I'm guest blogging with the awesome Chatelaines
(Bonnie Vanak
C.L. Wilson
Cindy Holby
Emily Bryan
Gerri Russell
Jennifer Ashley/Allyson James
Joy Nash)

Drop by and leave a comment to be entered into a drawing for SEA LORD.
Jun 02, 2009 06:01AM

390 Susan Cooper is amazing. The series is
Over Sea, Under Stone
The Dark is Rising
The Grey King
Silver on the Tree

Fantastic writing and imagery, excellent twining together of English country life and high fantasy adventure.

Teens may feel the first book is a bit "young," but the stories increase in power as the protagonists age a bit.
Jun 01, 2009 05:59PM

390 Put me in the Mary Janice Davidson camp, although I like Betsy better than Fred. (Love, love Sinclair.)

@ Barbara
How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire is definitely funny, but it has real emotion, too.
Jun 01, 2009 05:32AM

390 Uniquely Moi wrote: "I'm looking for a good, strong UF series without a lot of sexuality for my son. He's 15. Any suggestions?"

Has he read Garth Nix? My boys loved his Old Kingdom books (Sabriel, etc).

May 31, 2009 09:45AM

390 Trying to meet a deadline, so reading outside of the paranormal genre. Treating myself to a chapter a night of Mary Balogh's Seducing an Angel.
390 Posted May 4
Romance Novel TV

May 01, 2009 05:50AM

390 Have you guys seen the Cover Cafe's slate for this year's contest? Very little beefcake in the Alternate Reality category this year, but some gorgeous covers. And the Worst Covers ballot is a hoot.

2008 Cover Contest

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