Sunday, March 22, 2020

What I've Been Reading

I’ve been on vacation from blogging about books—actually, blogging about anything—because the first few months of the year are too packed with work for me. But I’ve been reading every spare moment (usually in the middle of the night).

So here are a few recommendations:

The Rockliffe Series by Stella Riley. These are brilliantly-written Georgian-era romances reminiscent of Georgette Heyer. 

I’ve read the first three – The Parfit Knight, The Mésalliance, and The Player, and I’m in the middle of book four, The Wicked Cousin (and will go right back to it when I finish writing this blog). 

The characters are all related somehow -- friends, relatives, business partners, etc. -- so each book foreshadows later romances. Once you start reading this series, you simply have to keep going.

If you want a gripping historical romance to whisk you away from the stressful present, these are for you.


The Beatrix Potter mystery series by Susan Wittig Albert. If you don’t mind a bit of the whimsical in your cozy, these stories are your cup of tea.

They follow Beatrix Potter’s life at her farm and the nearby villages in the Lake District of England. Some characters are real people and some are not, and we are treated to the point of view of the animals as well. The mysteries, which involve little to no violence, are solved by Potter, who is portrayed as a determined and inquisitive character.

I love all of it – the people, the animals, the beauties of the countryside, the workings of an English village in the early 20th century, and the details about Potter’s life. These are great comfort reads. The first is The Tale of Hill Top Farm.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020


Back to Bite You, the prequel to my Bayou Gavotte series, is free on Amazon on January 7th and 8th. It's a novella with a touch of mystery, a bit of New Orleans history, a lot of crazy fun, and a bite of paranormal lite.


When vampire Mirabel Lane goes to Bayou Gavotte to hide out from the mobster she just dumped, the last thing she expects is to inherit a house. No, make that the second to last thing. What she really doesn’t expect is to fall for the previous owner’s gorgeous grandson.

When Gerry Kingsley goes to Bayou Gavotte to check out probable gold-digger and possible murderer Mirabel Lane, the last thing he expects is to fall in love with the irresistible twenty-something vampire.

No, what he really doesn’t expect is to unearth―once and for all―his family’s dark, convoluted past.

Go ahead, get yourself a copy while it's FREE!

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