Seduction of a Duke indie published

Hi all – Last month I re-released The Education of Mrs. Brimley.  It’s the same book that Berkley released back in 2007 but with a new cover and blurb. This month I’m re-releasing Seduction of a Duke.  This is basically the same book that Berkley released back in 2009 but I did make some changes–not to the story, but to the editing.  I couldn’t believe that some of the words in that original release made absolutely no sense.  How can that happen? I love the cover.  It’s similar to the old one, but that cover was great, too! This is
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She’s Back!

Hi everyone! Just wanted to remind you that THE EDUCATION OF MRS. BRIMLEY is being released on Amazon, ibooks, and Barnes and Noble on August 15th! You might recall that this was my first historical that sold at auction to Berkley back in 2006.  It’s a new cover, but the same book.  At the time that I wrote Mrs. Brimley, I never expected it to be part of a series, but it became the first book of the Chambers trilogy.  Book 2 of the trilogy will be released next month – but let’s stick to the current release.  🙂 For
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Blame the Moonlight Release Day!

Hi Bandita friends! Just wanted to bop in and say I have a novella that releases today!  Hope you give it a try. Actually, Blame the Moonlight was included in the Welcome to Haven Harbor anthology that came last October.  It’s a contemporary story of a heroine that turns invisible in moonlight.  Can’t help it–it just happens. Here’s the blurb: Movie makeup artist, Chelsea Davenport, turns invisible in moonlight.  As a descendant of the Nevidemi, she can’t help it, she just fades to nothing. A recent Hollywood “ghost” sighting spooks her into joining a public relations crew bound for Haven
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Happy Boxing Day 2016!

Well, it’s official.  The calendar has turned to a new page, and Christmas 2016 is over.  I feel as though I hardly had time to anticipate it before it was here, and now it’s gone. Some of you celebrate the holiday, and some of you don’t.  If you do, I hope yours was merry, and if you don’t, I hope you had a relaxing day. I hope those of you who celebrate Hanukkah or Kwanzaa are having a happy one. Our tree is a Fraser fir, with the same ornaments we use every year.  It looks much like very other
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Christmas Love

I love Christmas.  It’s truly my favorite holiday of the year. Here’s my top five reasons for why Christmas rules. FAMILY – (Prepare for some bragging).  You might recall my very first grandson was born in September.  Scientists say that a baby can recognize facial patterns about three months and smile and chortle at its parents so as to increase bonding with the people responsible for the child’s safety.  It works on grandparents, too. 🙂  Love his toothless smiles. (That’s my son and his girlfriend, BTW) I’m the middle child in a large family.  My favorite memories were of the
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The Magic Christmas Guy

This was a fun story to write.  I’m a sucker for holiday decorations, and I enjoyed creating a situation where the decorations played a central role. There used to be a young man in our neighborhood who decorated his small house and yard to the max every Christmas.  He had “Merry Christmas” spelled out in lights on his fence, outlined his entire house (including the windows) in lights, and had inflatables in his yard and on his roof.  We loved his Christmas kitsch so much that we drove by several times each year to admire it. Never having met him, we
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Introducing Nichole Christoff

My guest today, Nichole Christoff, is making her Lair debut.  I discovered Nichole when I saw a reference to her debut novel, The Kill List, on an RWA loop.  It sounded like my kind of book, so I grabbed it, devoured it, and started jonesing for more.  Nichole’s protagonist, Jamie Sinclair, combines the ability to kick serious butt with a very vulnerable heart.  Jamie’s fourth adventure, The Kill Sign, is out tomorrow, so Nichole is celebrating with us. Welcome, Nichole! Who is Jamie Sinclair? Jamie Sinclair is a private-investigator-turned-security-specialist with a long list of high risk, high profile clients who
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Coming in December

Wow, it’s hard to believe the year is already coming to an end!  It’s a quiet month in the Lair, mostly with me hanging out unless someone else decides to pop in.  This is what’s on tap in the Lair for December: On December 5, Nichole Christoff discusses her Jamie Sinclair thrillers with Nancy.  They’ll chat about The Kill Sign, the latest release in the series, and anything else that comes to mind. Come join in.     On December 15, Nancy launches “The Magic Christmas Guy,” a Light Mage Wars holiday short story. It features Wayfarer Deputy Sheriff Mike McLean, the hunky
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In the Eye of the Holiday Storm

If you’ve been anywhere near a television lately, you know the holiday chaos has started in the US with Black Friday sales.  Crowded shopping centers and stressed-out people and distracted drivers will be everywhere this weekend and will persist, in varying degrees, right up through December 24. If you’ve experienced any of this, you may want to take a look at this photo of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, and mentally put yourself in it.  Unless, of course, you enjoy the crowds and the hectic pace, in which case, more power to you! My first taste of the holiday chaos came,
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I’m Thankful for…

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.  We’ll be surrounded by family, including a spanking new two month old grandson, to stuff our faces with turkey, stuffing, potatoes and pie.  Yum!  I don’t know why, but we always make enough food to feed a small army.  My daughter says she does that on purpose so she doesn’t have to cook for another week, however, the leftovers never last THAT long.  We send a lot of the food home with our guests so they can have a meal or two. At least, that was the plan in early November.  I was in Orlando in the
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