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Crystal Magic Series Almost Ready!

We've put Sapphire Nights, the first book in the brand new Crystal Magic series up for pre-order at all your favorite retailers! Check my page for an excerpt and buy links! For those of you who want to know what happened to the descendants of the Malcolm and Ives--well, they've ...
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Spring Cleaning!

Pardon our dust but we're doing a bit of spring cleaning around ye old website. We're dusting off old covers, replacing the badly worn ones, updating buy links, and doing a bit of reorganization. And because I live in a creative world that doesn't organize well, it takes half a ...
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Happy Holidays and Happy Reading!

The holiday season is almost upon us and I'm rushing around attempting to reissue some of my favorite oldie goldies while preparing for a long trip and getting ready for Christmas. Think the flight attendants will mail my holiday cards? But I think I've at least got the reissues ready! ...
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Twisted Genius!

Those of you who received my newsletter (Love every one of you—smooch!) have already received notice that the fifth and final Family Genius mystery will be released October 3rd. I love Ana and her eccentric friends, but the series always had a plot arc that had to end just before ...
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Regency Love and Laughter

I've updated and had new covers made for four of my older Regencies and a collection of novellas. For those readers who are just finding my books, these are humorous romps and love stories written for Signet Regency back in the heyday of Regencies. They're perfect for those days when ...
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Instinct vs impulse

As I grow older and realize life is growing shorter, I give in to my impulses far more often than I should. Of course, when I was young, I was poor and didn’t have the money or time to buy that pretty pillow or the stack of books on Mayan ...
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Let’s Talk!

I believe I’ve mentioned once or twice that I am an introvert. I sit at my desk the better part of the day, writing what’s in my head, oblivious to the outside world. To avoid disappearing entirely inside my head, I have learned to go out and meet readers at ...
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Aura of Magic Release!

I've worked all winter to produce the next three Unexpected Magic books and I'm still not really ready to let the first one go! But I need to start pulling all the strings and pushing all the buttons and send Pascoe Ives--the bastard diplomat of the family--and Brighid, the Countess ...
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Be Afraid of Fear

Fear is part of human nature—witness the fight or flight instinct in all of us. I am cautious by nature and would easily become agoraphobic if I hadn’t realized at a very early age that I would never accomplish my dreams unless I stepped out into the unknown. Constantly pushing ...
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Books Emerge from Research

I am spinning wheels on the current Unexpected Magic work in process, which means I'm diving deep into research mode, looking for a way out of the corner I've written myself into. Having started my career by driving librarians crazy with inter-library loans attempting to dig out esoteric information, I ...
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