Fall in love with history with some help from Grace Elliot

There’s an old saying, ‘truth is stranger than fiction’, and this is never more apt than with history. At school I hated history – which is strange as now I write historical romance! But perhaps it would be more accurate to say I hated the history taught in schools. I now have a deep, almost obsessive love of history which was born fifteen years ago, when pregnant with my second son.

So how did this conversion take place?

I had a difficult pregnancy, I suffered from hyper-emesis (difficulty keeping food down!) and had to rest a lot. Since I am an avid reader, whilst resting I always had a book in my hand. Quite by accident I picked up Margaret George’s fictional account of the life of Mary, Queen of Scots – and it was a revelation. I was transported to 16th century France, Scotland and England (and to be honest I didn’t want to come back!) I couldn’t put the book down. Mary had such an eventful life; her secretary was murdered by her husband’s thugs, then her husband died under mysterious circumstances, Mary was abducted by a Scottish lord who she then married, then miscarried twins…the list goes on and on. Had all this really happened?

I went to the library, and for the first time in my life, went willingly to the history section. And guess what? Truth is stranger than fiction and those things did happen to Mary. From then onwards I was hooked on history – not the dry-as-dust dates taught at school, but by people’s real lives, by how they lived and what mattered to them.
I am now a history addict and remain fascinated by the interesting side of history. This is reflected in my blog which is a blend of historical trivia, romance and …erm…cats (my other great love.)

History is a gift to the romance writer because time lends an element of escapism, and I love exploring how assertive women would have found ways to overcome the stifling male society of previous centuries.
My latest release, Eulogy’s Secret, tells of one woman’s search to learn the truth behind her birth… a story of greed, prejudice and a stolen identity. It tells of one woman’s determination to control her future despite the hobbles of the past, and to honor the woman, who’s only choice to keep her child safe, was to give that baby away…




Eulogy’s Secret – a story of greed prejudice and a stolen identity.

In the four weeks since her guardians’ death, Eulogy Foster has lost everything. Penniless and alone she seeks the help of her estranged brother, Lord Lucien Devlin. But Devlin throws Eulogy onto the streets and the mercy of a passing stranger, Jack Huntley. As Eulogy seeks the truth behind her birth, she is drawn into the world of art and artists, where her morals are challenged and all is deception.
Jack Huntley: bitter, cynical and betrayed in love. He believes women are devious, scheming, untrustworthy creatures – and when he rescues a naïve Miss from being raped, his life is about to change forever. As his attraction to Eulogy grows, caught in a deadlock with both denying their true feelings, events take a sinister turn as someone seeks to silence Eulogy….forever.






But before he left, there was one last thing he must do and the ache in his chest intensified. After taking a deep breath Huntley turned to face the portrait, leaning against the tallboy. Even though he had prepared himself, it still robbed him of breath, his dark eyes grew darker and a small vein pulsed at his temple. He could stare at the painting for hours, trying to armor his emotions, but each time it was the same eyes that pierced his soul, and with no more weapon than a stare, made him her prisoner.

He, or rather Chaucer, had come across the picture by chance. A few weeks earlier, to his amazement, rumors circulated in artistic circles that Tristan Farrell was painting again. Out of idle curiosity Huntley had dispatched his man to Red Lyon Square to investigate, only to have Chaucer return bright eyed and burbling on about a stunning portrait of a brown-eyed woman. It amused Huntley to instruct Chaucer to buy the painting, for an anonymous client of course, as an investment in the resurgence of a once great talent. But the moment Huntley saw the piece he knew he could not bear to part with it.

So here he stood, like a priest before an altar. Goosebumps raised on his arms as he gazed at the pale-skinned beauty with softly parted lips and enormous brown eyes, warm and alluring, staring out of the canvas as if taken by surprise. The swirling background of chocolate browns served to heighten the woman’s natural beauty. The piece was unfinished and yet utter perfection. Only an artist of great foresight would stop when he had, capturing the moment when a great artist discovers his muse. Huntley’s instincts had been correct. The model was Eulogy Foster, and the painting as divine as the woman it depicted.

Of course Chaucer was right; it made sound business sense to sign Farrell up to The Gallery before news of his work reached the ton. If the gallery manager was perplexed by the owner’s sudden indecision, he knew better than to mention it. As if it was fate intervening, there soon appeared a hastily scribbled note from Farrell, offering The Gallery first refusal of his future work. Huntley laughed aloud as he read. Even when fighting infatuation, he wasn’t such a fool as to decline an opportunity to make money.


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Grace Elliot leads a double life as a veterinarian by day and author of historical romance by night. Grace works in a companion animal practice near London and is housekeeping staff to five moggies, two teenage sons and a guinea pig. She turned to writing as an antidote to the stress of modern life and believes intelligent people have the greatest need to read romance! 

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Mike Orenduff and THE POT THIEF mystery series

Thank you, Mike, for taking the time to visit with Manic Readers.                                         

















For those who aren’t familiar with THE POT THIEF mysteries can you give them a quick overview, please?

THE POT THIEF books are humorous mysteries set in New Mexico. The “pot” they deal with is the sort created from clay by pre-Columbian peoples, not the sort grown in the forests of Northern California.

Exactly who is Hubie and how did he come to exist?

Hubie is a mild-mannered shop keeper whose love of ancient pots drives him to dig them up and sell them. It’s against the law, of course, but he has crafted a number of rationalizations for his behavior.

Why the relationship with Susannah?

Every protagonist needs a sidekick/foil, and Susannah is perfect for Hubie. She is young and brash; he is older and reticent. He is also in love with her although he doesn’t know it.

I love Hubie and Susannah.   Their friendship is so warm, natural, and caring.

I read that a favorite author of yours is Arturo Perez-Reverte.  I love his books but have found so few people who’ve read him.  Do you prefer his stand alones or the Captain Alatriste series?  Do you have a favorite? My favorite stand alone is The Fencing Master. (The less said about the movie Johnny Depp starred in based on The Club Dumas, the better. I shudder every time it crosses my mind.)

My favorite is The Flanders Panel. Indeed, it is one of my favorite books by any author.

That was a good one too…
















Is there anything you hope people take away from THE POT THIEF mysteries?

Hubie’s firmest convictions are each embodied in what he calls a Schuze Anthropological Premise, or SAP, which he quips is what his friends call anyone who believes them. What all the SAPs have in common is the belief that cultural differences are the source of most human conflict and misery, and that the world would be a better place if we concentrated on the important things we all share as members of the human family and stopped fighting over tribal differences.

Enjoy Hubie’s SAP’s.  They do make you think, no doubt.

Can you tell us what we have to look forward to with Hubie and his friends in the near future?

Next up is The Pot Thief Who Studied D. H. Lawrence, which finds Hubie and Susannah trapped by a snowstorm in a retreat center at the Lawrence Ranch high above Taos, New Mexico. People start getting killed off in this send-up 
of an Agatha Christie mystery.

Opportunity didn’t bother to knock. It just walked into my shop in the guise of a man with a broad face and pronounced epicanthic eye folds.

Of course I didn’t recognize him as opportunity. Nor did I think he was a customer. In the twenty years I’ve been in business, I’ve never had an Indian buy a pot.

He made no eye contact as he turned to the first piece of merchandise, an ancient olla from Santo Domingo. He studied it for perhaps thirty seconds. His movement to the next pot was so contained it seemed as though he was still and I was the one moving. Like when a boat moves away from a dock, something I never experience in Albuquerque.

I watched him survey the merchandise in this fashion for a few minutes then went back to The Wooing of Malkatoon by Lew Wallace, a book so bad I couldn’t put it down.

When my visitor finally approached the counter, I marked my place in the book and studied him. The heavy-lidded eyes looked weary, his face impassive. His sparse facial hair was unshaven. His worn jeans and stained chambray shirt gave him the look of someone who might ask you for spare change.

And yet… there was another layer, a sort of pentimento. What could be read as resignation might also be strength. Someone comfortable enough in his skin that he feels no need to demonstrate it to others. Did his countenance reflect five hundred years of white dominance or five hundred years of quiet resistance?

He stopped four feet from me. His hooded eyes seemed to take in the entire room without focusing on anything specific.

“You don’t have any pots from my people.”

His sibilant words drifted across my eardrums like tumbleweeds over dry sand.


“Taos,” he said. “How you know?”

He probably counted Picuris as a correct answer because Taos and Picuris are the only two places that speak the northern Tiwalanguage. I thought I heard the accent. The southern version is spoken in the two pueblos closest to Albuquerque – Sandia and Isleta. A variety of Tiwa was also spoken in Texas, where it was spelled Tigua. The pueblo there – also on the Rio Grande – was named like the one near Albuquerque but spelled with a ‘Y’ in the little village of Ysleta, long ago swallowed up by the El Paso metropolis.

But my fascination with Taos stems not from their language but from their traditional pottery. It was unlike any produced in the other pueblos of New Mexico. Their utilitarian style made Taos pottery less popular with collectors than the elaborate polychrome works of San Juan or the black-on-blacks of San Ildefonso.

The reason I had no pots from Taos wasn’t a matter of taste. I specialize in antique pieces, and old pots from Taos are rare because they were often purchased by local Hispanics and Anglos for everyday use which led to their eventually being broken or discarded. Very few people collected them.

When I explained this to my visitor, he nodded.

There was a long silence. I knew to avoid small talk. I looked outside to the deserted sidewalk. Too late in the year for skiers, too early for summer tourists.

“I can get you three Taos pots from the 1920s,” he finally said, eyes looking through me.

I told him I was interested.

“First you have to get an old one for me,” he said.

The offer to get me three pieces if I got him one seemed odd. I asked how I could get an old Taos pot for him.

He finally looked me in the eyes. “You’ll have to steal it.”

Maybe he wasn’t opportunity personified. Maybe he was temptation.

I’m so looking forward to THE POT THIEF WHO STUDIED D.H. LAWRENCE.  It’s always a good time when I escape to Albuquerque with Hubie and crew.

How do you relax?

I drink martinis.

A favorite thing to do?


Do you have a favorite food?



Witness for the Prosecution.


Tim Hallinan, especially my new favorite series, the Junior Bender books.


Godel, Escher and Bach. Very heavy. For a lighter read, Not to Mention the Dog.

Have your reading tastes changed over the years?

No. That probably means I have some deep-seated character flaw, but I like what I like.

Music, musician, or band?


Thanks again for visiting Manic Readers, Mike.  I’ve really enjoyed our chat.

Thanks, Ivy. Love the site.

Thank you, Mike!

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Lacey Alexander, H.O.T COPS and PARTY OF THREE

Hello, Lacey.  Thank you for taking the time to come back and visit Manic Readers!

Thank you for inviting me again : )

Did you ever make it to England like you’d hoped?

Yes, actually!  Just last May my husband I went to London and some surrounding areas and had an amazing time!  Among the highlights for me – and there were many – was getting to tour William Shakespeare’s boyhood home and spending the night in a castle in the same room where Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn spent ten nights in 1534!

How exciting!  I’d love to visit England and Scotland…

What was your reaction when you found out WHAT SHE NEEDS won the HOLT Medallion Award?

I was quite excited!  It can be so difficult for erotic work to get this sort of recognition and I was so pleased to have what I do appreciated at a level like this!

I see you have a new story in the Hot in the City series, SOUTH BEACH.  Do you plan to expand the series beyond a trilogy?

No.  I see SOUTH BEACH as sort of a fifth novella in the City Heat follow-up series, which features characters readers originally met in the Hot in the City books.  And I can’t say whether I will continue to add to this group of stories, either – I don’t have plans to right now, but you never know.

Can you tell us about your latest release PARTY OF THREE and its predecessor BAD GIRL BY NIGHT, books I and II in your H.O.T. Cops series?

Thanks for asking.  PARTY OF THREE is actually a story I’ve wanted to write for a very long time.  There are a lot of books about ménages, but I wanted to explore the real, true, emotional ramifications for a loving couple who invites a third party into their sex life.  So it’s as hot and sexy as all my books, but I hope it’s very thought-provoking, too.  

The same holds true, I hope, for BAD GIRL BY NIGHT, which I really loved writing.  Like PARTY OF THREE, it’s super, super hot and steamy, but in it I also spend a lot of time exploring the emotions and motivations behind the sex that’s taking place, and to me, this is what makes these books interesting.  I feel I’ve always done this to a pretty high degree in all my books, but I feel that in the H.O.T. Cops book I’m taking this idea further, and it makes the books a little darker in ways, but also hopefully more sexually and emotionally intense.



Up to this point in your career, what’s the accomplishment or accolade that means the most to you?  The one that makes you smile a goofy grin and gives you that warm glow?

Really, I think it’s the whole career itself ; )  I am a romance writer by trade – it’s my first real love in writing – and I started writing erotica on a lark.  I expected to write one erotic book, for a change of pace, and then go back to romance where I thought I belonged ; )  I never foresaw my erotic writing taking on such a life of its own and couldn’t have dreamed I’d have such a large body of erotic work less than ten years later.  

And I also love the fan mail that begs me to never stop writing these kinds of books, and telling me my work has helped people’s marriages or helped women feel more at ease and acceptant of their own sexuality.  To me, that’s very meaningful and worthwhile and it’s a perk I never could have envisioned when I started writing erotica..

Does one of your books have special meaning or place in your heart and mind; one that you’re personally proudest of?

BAD GIRL BY NIGHT tackled some tough topics and I felt very attached to the characters by the time I was finished.  That’s a book I am definitely particularly proud of.  I’m also very fond of VOYEUR because it also marked a slight departure from earlier work – I felt it marked a point in my career where the books took on a little more realism and slightly less of a “fantasy” feel, and it was a time when I was very ready to evolve a little and was happy with the outcome.  And lastly, I have to go all the way back to the beginning, to FRENCH QUARTER.  Because it was my very first erotic endeavor, and it remains a best-selling fan favorite, it holds a special place in my heart.

Knowing how you love to travel is there an especially exciting or exotic location on your agenda this year?

No plans set in stone, but it’s very possible I’ll return to Hawaii, one of my favorite places on the planet – at least so far ; )  

Is Italy still your favorite overseas place to visit?

Tricky question ; )  I adored Italy so much more than I could have imagined – it’s just an amazing place with such an Old World feel.  But I found England was wonderful, too, and for me, it was just an “easy” place to be.  I felt very comfortable there, and that makes it a favorite in a different way.

Care to give us any hints or teasers about what’s next?

The third book in the H.O.T. Cops series is called GIVE IN TO ME, and it tackles another slightly darker topic for me – one of dominance and submission.  I’ve written about this before, as have many other erotic authors, but like in the previous two H.O.T. Cops books, I’m going at it from the angle of very deeply exploring the emotions behind what’s happening, and I think and hope that’s what will make it different than other books of this ilk.  The heroine is very torn about letting herself accept her own submissive desires and the book is really the journey of her sexual awakening in this way.

Anything special you’d like us to know?

Only that I so appreciate the support of my readers and the online community and I always will!  I hope readers will connect with me at my Facebook page and website Lacey Alexander.

Thanks for visiting with Manic Readers again, always lovely to chat with you.

Thank YOU for a fun interview!  I very much appreciate you inviting me for a return visit!

A visit with Patricia Grasso and Giveaway of PAGAN BRIDE


Patricia's latest!

Patricia, thank you for taking time to visit Manic Readers so we can learn a bit about you and your books.


Marrying The Marquis Enticing_The_Prince Tempting_The_Prince Pleasuring the Prince Seducing the Prince To Love a Princess To_Charm_A_Prince



Marrying The Marquis Tempting_The_Prince Pleasuring the Prince

You’ve written quite a few books, The Flambeau Sisters series, The Douglas Trilogy, The Dukes Trilogy, The Devereux Sisters, and the Kazanov Series.

I’m curious, why Russian royalty?

The short answer is I lived there in another life.  *LOL*  The long answer is my choice of a Russian prince is a mystery, even to me.  Authors know certain facts before writing, but some characters and incidents just pop into her mind as she’s writing.  The only prince I ever planned was Rudolf Kazanov.  I liked him so much I gave him brothers and brought them to England.  Then I started bringing the cousins over.  So, there’s no great strategy.  



To Tempt An Angel  To Catch A Countess


no decent gentleman to tame a duke ebook



The Pagan Bride Courting An Angel highland belle highland belle

Why historicals?

I started writing in 1985 (Published in 1990).  Historical Romance was King (or Queen).  That’s what I was reading for pleasure so, naturally, that’s what I wrote.  I do adore murder and mayhem, which is the reason I’m trying my hand at a contemporary romantic mystery,,, hopefully a series.  I will continue the Kazanov/ Flambeau series.  I don’t want my historical readers coming after me with pitchforks.

What’s your modus operandi for writing?  Is there anything special you need?

I need paper, large index cards, black and red pens.  That means I create using paper and pen, not computer.  When I finish a chapter, I type it into the computer.

Out of all your series do you have a favorite?

A favorite character? I don’t have a favorite series or character.  At least, I would have tons of trouble choosing one.  I think my top favorite books are:  Courting An Angel, Enticing The Prince, Violets In The Snow, To Tame A Duke, My Heart’s Desire, Desert Eden..

What’s your favorite part of writing?

My favorite part of writing is planning and revising.  I don’t mind research, though.  You cannot imagine the wealth of useless information inside my brain.

Least favorite part of writing?

My least favorite part of writing is THE BLANK PAGE.  Notice all capitals?  That’s how much I dislike it.  Once I get started I’m usually okay and calm down.

How did it feel to win your first award?

I felt surprised and worried that someone had made a big mistake.

There’ve been a lot of changes in publishing recently.  Which do you find the most exciting?
Which bothers you the most?

As Charles Dickens wrote, it was the best of times: it was the worst of times.  Electronic publishing is less expensive, which means people can buy more authors.  What bothers me is many unpublished in print are writing and posting without learning what they should about the craft.  Writing and posting is so easy.  Not everyone who wants to be published should be; those that should be published eventually are, perhaps, going for broke too soon.  Anyone who wants to bypass agents and print publishers should invest the money in hiring a free –lance editor.  And that includes authors already published.  Even me.

How did you decide which of your books to make available in ebook first?

You may not believe this, but authors are the schoolteachers of the publishing world unless the author is a BIG NAME.  I didn’t decide which books should be available for ebooks.  I don’t have the power to make a book available unless I own the rights and want to sell it independently. is offering four of my titles, and Lachesis Publishing will be offering the rest.

Are you excited to be re-releasing your out of print list?

I’m very excited about my older books becoming available.  Many readers have emailed me asking for them.  You can’t imagine the number of times I’ve sent a free older book to a reader who could not find what she missed.  After a while, I don’t have any extra books to give.

I read that you live with spirits?  Can you tell us a bit about living with spirits/ghosts?
Is it scary or comforting?

I do live with four spirits (2 adults, 1 child, 1 dog).  I’ve had many psychics and ghost hunters visit.  Most people who visit have experiences.  Doors open and close, lights go on and off, items are moved, footsteps are heard.  On rare occasions, voices.  One person saw a full-bodied apparition walking down the stairs.  I’m not afraid because I know 3 of the 4.  The one I don’t know is a little  boy who died here before I was born when the house was actually a carriage house for horses and carriages.  He fell off the loft and he’s still waiting for his sister.  Eventually, he will be taken care of… The adults are my parents, and my mother will take the boy with her when she leaves for good. (I never imagined my family would be ghosts)  The dog is the last family dog we had.  When my sister visits, she refuses to go upstairs.  She’s afraid.  I’m not, though the boy pulls pranks sometimes to let me know he’s here.  I always know when my cats are seeing one of the spirits.

Can you satisfy our curiosity and tell us about the humorous mystery you’re writing?
When can we look for it?

I’m not finished writing my humorous mystery so I can’t say when it will sell to a publisher and be available to readers.  I’m planning to use the pseudonym Cat MacArthur (my mother was Catherine and her mother was a MacArthur from Prince Edward Island)
Here’s a  short synopsis of the mystery:  The setting is Salem, Massachusetts.  Zara Romano is a clever, gutsy mortician who dislikes funerals.  Zara loves her career but fears dying a formaldehyde-scented spinster.  She discovers Salem’s mayor (an old friend) doing the dead man’s jig from the business end of a noose on Gallows Hill.  Ignoring the warnings from a former flame (a police detective), Zara investigates the crime.  When each of her prime suspects is murdered in turn, Zara must consider unusual suspects—a member of Salem’s militant Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, one of Salem’s witches, or even a real vampire.  Meanwhile, her former flame is dogging her every move and threatening her with protective custody.

Is there any other genre or sub-genre you’d like to write in?

For the moment, I’m sticking with historicals and humorous mystery.  I must confess I like Elizabethan times more than Regency.

Do you have a favorite book?
Are you currently reading a good book?

I can’t pick one book as a favorite.  I do have favorite authors:  Sandra Brown, Linda Howard and several Harlequin Presents authors (Sandra Marton, Lynne Graham, Michelle Reid).   I’m addicted to Harlequin Presents, which I can read in one evening.  If I read a bigger book, my life screeches to a halt until I finish the book.  Not a good thing when I have work to do.

Anything special you’d like us to know?

I’ll share a few secrets:  I’m grateful that I’m not allergic to peanut butter. I have a massive crush on Rafael Nadal, the Spanish tennis player, even though I’m old enough to be his mother.  Okay, old enough to be his grandmother.  My favorite television shows are Boardwalk Empire, True Blood (I’m on team Erik), The Walking Dead, Revenge, and Smash.  I’m a dog person who lives with ten cats.  Yikes!
Manic Readers?  Love the name.


Thank you, Patricia.  It definitely describes me most of the time!  Thanks again for visiting with Manic Readers, Patricia.  I’ve enjoyed getting to know a bit about you.

Patricia is graciously giving away an ecopy of PAGAN BRIDE to one lucky commenter.   Meaningful comments only, giveaway ends @ 12am est. April 12th, winner to be announced shortly thereafter.  Good Luck y’all!

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Chatting with Shiloh Walker

Shiloh, it’s great to have you visit again.  Do you still have to remind yourself to behave?
The last time you were here BROKEN had just come out.  I understand your HUNTER series is ending.  Sorry to hear that.  My friend KD will be especially disappointed, she was a huge fan of your Hunters.

What about GRIMM TIDINGS…. GRIMM #6?  Haven’t read these yet but they sound really good.  Too bad I have to sleep.

I think a lot of the people who’ve enjoyed my Hunters would probably like the Grimm books.  It’s something to check out.

Can you tell us about your Ash Trilogy, IF YOU HEAR HER, IF YOU SEE HER, & IF YOU KNOW HER, please?

Hmmm…well, I set a serial killer loose in small-town Kentucky.  Basically, the entire series idea came from the heroine of book one, Lena.  Lena heard screams one night and called in a report about them, but when the county cops came to investigate, there wasn’t a body.  The deputy on scene didn’t disbelieve her, but when you can’t find a body, what do you do?  Then a body shows up and things really start to get crazy.

Were you excited to have IF YOU HEAR HER make it into DABWAHA?
Loved the pic of Puck & Ezra you used to encourage votes!  

I was…I was quite tickled.  I figured I’d have to pull out all the stops to give Julie James any kind of fight at all. I didn’t beat her, but I think the awesome dog and the sexy dude helped a little.  At least I wasn’t thoroughly left in the dust. 😉

You write in several genres, do you find that each satisfies a different creative urge?

Absolutely.  I get bored easily so bouncing around fires my creativity.

When I first saw the title STOLEN I thought it was going to tie in with The Rafferty Brothers~ BROKEN and FRAGILE.
Will STOLEN be a stand alone or do you have any plans to make it part of a series?

STOLEN is a standalone…completely.  

You’re part of HOT IN HANDCUFFS, boy this sounds juicy! So we have THE UNWILLING to look forward to this summer and STOLEN in the fall?  You’ve got a busy year!













Are you going to be having any signings in the near future?

The next event I’m attending will be Romantic Times in Chicago, and then Lori Foster & Duffy Brown’s event in June.

Is there a genre you’d like to write in that you haven’t yet?

Urban fantasy…I’ve got some stuff that I’ve written, it’s just a matter of selling it and trying to get it out there.  I’d love to explore it more.

As busy as you are what do you do to de-stress and relax?

Hot bath and a book!  Or a date with my guy.

Reading anything good?

Always…lol.  I’ve read several good books lately, including Myke Cole’s CONTROL POINT,  an early look at Stacia Kane’s next Downside book, SACRIFICIAL MAGIC, Thea Harrison’s ORACLE’S MOON, and an early look at something from Ilona Andrews, but I fear mentioning it for fear of getting mobbed.  There was something else another friend sent me…and um.  Mobbing.  So… *G* Silence.

You’re quite the tease aren’t you, Shiloh?

Anything special you’d like to share with us?



With HUNTER’S RISE being the final HUNTER book, I’d love to send it out with a bang…the majority of these books work just fine as a standalone and this one definitely does.  You can check out an excerpt at my site

Thanks so much for taking the time to come back and visit, Shiloh.  I’ve enjoyed chatting with you again.

Thanks for having me!


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