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Cover Reveal – Charming the Professor!

Hi All!

If you’ve been following my blogs, you know I’ve been planning on releasing a really cool time-travel in the near future.  The book is done and ready to publish but I didn’t Bound By Moonlight - cover - finalhave a cover.  This is my fault, not the cover designer.  I didn’t allow sufficient time for the design process.  My agent had arranged for the cover for Bound By Moonlight, not me.  So I figured designing a cover must be a snap.  Not so.

Well, I have my cover.  YAY!  Designed by the talented Lyndsey Lewellen, daughter of the equally talented Suzanne Ferrell.  But before I show you the final product, I thought I’d take you through the cover concepts that went before.

I sent Lyndsey the blurb of my story, Charming the Professor, which is this:

The Charm Gates have stood at The Court of Two Sisters for more than a century with no one guessing the secret they hold. Thanks to a jealous vindictive queen and a blackmailed alchemist, French “charm teacher” Madeline Charlebois’s essence is encased inside, until a grieving professor touches the gates during a storm and Madeline tumbles out, not in her own 19th century Spain, but in 21st century New Orleans.

Quantum physics Professor Grant Stewart has mourned his wife’s death for the last three years. But he must move on for his young daughter’s sake, the child who delights in terrorizing babysitters. Grant needs adequate childcare to pursue tenure at Tulane. What he doesn’t need is a French beauty believing nonsense like time-travel and voodoo, and whose very being is melting his heart.

Maddie may be without resources but she’s good at making new friends, even if they are on the quirky side. She believes Professor Stewart can return her home, but first she must earn his trust to win his cooperation. Babysitting his daughter gives her both proximity, and love for the child. Will Grant be the key to returning to her time? Or will she, in turn, unlock his frozen heart? All they need is time and maybe a little voodoo…

My concept was that a historically attired lady from 1853 would stand back-to-back with a modern professor with a little girl at their feet between them.charming cartoon cover

Lyndsey sent me two concepts.  The first is the “cartoon” cover on the right – that I love!  But everyone I showed it to said it didn’t suggest a romance.  They thought the story was a children’s story about the little girl charming the professor.  Rats!  That’s not at all what the story is about.

Charmed photo coverThe other concept, the one on the left, looks more like a romance.  But I had a problem with the girl’s outfit.  To me, she looked like she was wearing a Halloween costume, the adult version of a historical dress.  The guy looked a bit dorky.  His suit may have been appropriate in Victorian times – but not for today.  He had to change.

I thought the background was too busy and suggested maybe a brick wall might be better.  Meanwhile, Lyndsy found a new pair of models, plus she found a set of gates that looked a  lot like the real Charm Gates.  She sent this:Kissing number two

I love the new hero – now we’re talking!  But the heroine just wasn’t working for me.  Plus, I don’t think this conveys New Orleans the way I’d hoped.  I wasn’t crazy about the dress (which is actually a blouse and skirt).  Lyndsey changed up the colors and added some mardi gras masks which didn’t work at all.  That it’s on the left.  Please Charming the Professor concept 1C[1]note that all of these images have the watermarks of unpurchased images.  Those don’t disappear until the images are purchased and a cover finalized.

About now I’m getting frustrated.  Lyndsey is probably frustrated with me as well.  She found a different image with the same male model, but has a heroine that looks more Victorian, but I don’t know – doesn’t she look like she’s from a model of American Western Victorian attire?  Nothing about the image says New Orleans to me.  Lyndsey tried a different background, Charming the Professor concept 3[1]but still I get more of a feeling of San Antonio than New Orleans.  She changed the background and added some verbage to indicate this was a time-travel, because you really can’t tell by Charming the Professor concept 3b[3]the cover.  That’s the improved cover on the left.

Better, but it’s still not what I wanted.  I’m thinking I might have to use that cute cartoon cover.  We decided to go back to the original concept, however, before Lyndsey worked on fixing that first cover, she found something new.  And in my eyes, she found something wonderful.

This is my new cover for CHARMING THE PROFESSOR.  Tell me what do you think?

Charming the Professor final

Now for a prize, I’ll send someone, or a couple someones,  leaving a comment a free copy of the prequel to Charming the Professor.  It’s a short story that hasn’t a cover (but hopefully will shortly) called The Moor’s Tear.  While it’s not necessary to read The Moor’s Tear first, it does make Charming the Professor that much richer.  If you’re more in mind of winning a book, I have a huge overflowing TBR pile that I plan to give away a book a month to one of the subscribers to my newsletter list.  If you haven’t already subscribed, click here:\    or go to my website, and sign up.  Now let’s talk!





September in the Lair

Hi, everybody!  It’s that time of the month again.  We’ve had some work done on the website, so the RSS feed should be working now.  If you signed up for it but are don’t get announcements for the scheduled posts, including this one, please email us.

Here’s a preview of the month ahead.

On September 8, Jeanne’s regular day, she’ll be back in the lair to talk about fall and going back to school and how delightful that is for writers.

DANGEROUS WEAKNESS2 (5)On September 14, Caroline Warfield visits the Lair with her latest release, DANGEROUS WEAKNESS.  She’ll be talking about covers which is an incredibly important topic to readers and writers.  I can see her blog inspiration as her latest cover is a beauty!  Be sure to stop by :-)

September 17 will be a rollicking day as we spend it on Trish & Nancy’s Annual DragonCon report.  Yes, these intrepid banditas are plunging into the fannish crowd in downtown Atlanta again, and they’ll report back on their findings.  Nancy’s covering the parade for the Daily Dragon, so she hopes to get some good pictures.  And Trish always has great photos from DragonCon. Join them and fly your geek flag (or just watch them fly theirs)!

September 23rd is Donna’s regular day.  Crossing my fingers…but I think I’ll have a cover reveal for my time travel, CHARMING THE UrsulaLeCoeur_TheDeviousDebutante_800pxPROFESSOR, by that date as well.  I’m excited, this book has been a while coming!

Ursula LeCoeur will join us to discuss her newest release, THE DEVIOUS DEBUTANTE, and opium use in Victorian society on September 24th.  Isn’t that a problem today as well?  Some things never change.

Nancy is actually blogging again on September 26.  This is her regular day, and she’s going to be talking about the Books Under the Bed, those early efforts writers either couldn’t sell or decided they didn’t want appearing in the world attached to the authors’ names, or both.

What’s on your agenda for September?

Time Capsules…

I recently saw an article in the (where else?) Wall Street Journal about a room at Oglethorpe University that is, in essence, a huge time capsule. It’s received the name “The Crypt_of_civilizationCrypt of Civilization” (which is interesting as it was created in 1936) and is slated to open in 8113. Well…I won’t be around. :-) Thank you to Wikipedia for the photo on the left which shows the contents of the crypt.  It has 800 books sealed inside as well as other items of note.

Back in the ‘60s, my family lived by a community time capsule that had been buried not long before we moved in. The capsule was set to be opened in 44 years time – much too early to my way of thinking – but the people behind the project probably realized that the property set aside for the capsule would be too valuable to sit idle. They were probably rubbing their hands, thinking about advancing real estate prices.

Nevertheless, just the thought of a time capsule inspired some of my friends and I to make our own time capsules and bury them on the dedicated property. Hmm…I seem to recall a dissected frog buried with considerable pomp and circumstance on that same spot. I doubt his shoe box container would survive groundwater issues, but at the time we thought he’d be buried a good long time. That’s an old photo of the monument and time capsule to the right.  I believe that’s my younger sister, Sharon, in the picture and definitely our dog, Gypsy.  Not sure who the other child is.  You can tell the old polaroid picture (remember those?) is fading – a problem to consider for timetime capsule capsule photos.

I found an article about that time capsule.  You can read it here:  It’s interesting as I can already see changes from my years in Forest Park in the article as the city didn’t have an “activity center” back then.  That spot was the community swimming pool.  LOL.  The community library was directly across the street (Sharon Rd.) from my house.  I hope that wasn’t “re-purposed” to be a city building  as well.

Seeing that article about time capsules brought memories back. I wonder if we were to bury a time capsule today, what would be in it? I’d include a copy of my books (bound in plastic…that ground water issue). I’d be tempted to include a Kindle or Nook as a symbol of reading technology today, but honestly, I’d be concerned about the technology. Would future civilizations be able to use the new technology, or would the Kindle be like those Beta DVD tapes – or Polaroid photographs, a good idea but no longer able to be read/viewed.

peacock-feathers-beautifulI’d include a copy of the Wall Street Journal and a Columbus Dispatch – mainly for the ads so they could see the current fashions.   Maybe I’d toss in a map of the area as it’s bound to change. I could include a peacock feather.  :-) At the rate we’re going, peacocks might not survive into future generations. Maybe I’ll include some photos of life here on my back porch with a note that this is where I write my novels.  Right now, research books are scattered across the round table on the porch while I’m working on To Bait a Rake – the next book in the Rake Patrol series.  I’m sure the view from the porch will be different in a hundred years or so.

How about you? What would you include in a time capsule and where would you bury it?


Family Reunions

Do you do family reunions in your family?  Perhaps your family all live close by.  Every weekend is a family reunion :)  .  I envy you that.

MarylandI’m one of five kids.  I remember family vacations in Maryland as being a time when my mom would pack up the car and we’d drive to some state park and set up camp.  That was the extent of our vacation.  The parks might be a state or two away, but otherwise the scenery was the same.  (For those not familiar, the yellow picture is the State of Maryland.)

Once all of us kids grew up and got married, things were different.  We each settled in different parts of the country.  My oldest brother and his wife stayed in Maryland.  My second oldest brother lives in Rochester, NY, while my younger sister is in Florida.  I’m in Columbus, Ohio.  My youngest sister is a further south in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Every three years, we would have a family reunion so the brothers and sisters could reconnect.  The venueBethany Beachchanged as we took turns being “close” to the vacation site.  But after my oldest brother bought a beach house in Bethany Beach, Maryland – that became our new destination spot.  (Jeanne Adams’s family also goes to Bethany Beach on occasion.  How’s that for coincidence?)  I have great memories of those trips.  ( This, I believe, is a shot of the lifeguards at Bethany)

log cabinThis log cabin shot by is much like the cabin where my husband and I stayed our  first family .  We discovered we had forgotten to pack mosquito spray.  You could lie on the bed and hear them buzzing by your ears.  Unfortunately, we had neglected to pack bug spray for the trip – but we did pack spray deordorant and baby powder.  We sprayed the cabin with deodorant believeing this would make the wings of the mosquitos sticky.  Then we pumped baby powder into the air.  We thought the powder would settle on the mosquitos’ sticky wings and weight them down.  When they landed on the powder strewn floor we would stomp on them.  We stomped on a lot of bugs that night – moths, flies and, yes, mosquitos.  It was a sweet smelling victory :-) .

As kids came along we took them to the reunions so as to meet and form a relationship with their cousins.Alaska's Healing Waters  When my son was about three, he went along with my husband and the other men to go fishing.  My oldest brother had a boat and they all piled in.  However, they weren’t terribly far from the shore when someone noted that the boat was taking on water.  I understand that there’s a plug at the bottom of a boat to help it drain – well the plug was open or missing – not sure.  Everyone pitched in to bail water while my brother guided the boat in. The poor man hasn’t heard the last of that snafu.  In planning this reunion, his children said they would only go on a boat if my brother (their father) wasn’t in charge – citing the nefarious fishing expedition.  That was 27 years ago.  (If this image from was of that day, all the men would be baling :-) )

BransonThe reunion this year is in Branson Missouri.  I’ve never been there but I’ve heard the scenery is beautiful.  Come to think of it, the scenery has ALWAYS been beautiful when we go on these things.  And the S’mores are always tasty around a good campfire, and the laughter loud and good humored.  I can’t wait.

How about you?  Does your family do family vacations?  Have any good stories to share?  Tell you what.  I’ll bring a souvenir back from Branson for someone leaving a comment.  I can’t tell you what it is because I haven’t bought it yet :-)  but it will have BRANSON emblazoned across the front of it.  So tell me your story and I’ll tell you mine when I come home.

June Coming Attractions

Can you believe June is here?  This year is flying by!!!  Maybe some of these new releases can accompany you to the beach this summer.  Can’t think of better company.

On June 8th, Bandita Jeanne will be doing a COVER REVEAL for her next book, DEAD RECKONING!  Woot!

Donna will be blogging on June 15th as she’ll be traveling on her regular day.

Not to worry as Jeanne will be talking on June 23 about CON CAROLINAs, a fabulous sci-fi Fantasy Con in North Carolina.  Banditas Jeanne and Nancy were both speaker-guests and had a great time at the Con!

Don’t forget CAPITAL DANGER should be launching late in the month.  Not sure when but check back for theCapitol Danger final revised party.

GreekDocCoverOn June 29th, Robin Gianna will be back in the lair.  This time she’ll be promoting her latest release, Her Greek Doctor’s Proposal, as well as sharing some of her recent adventures on a research (and family) trip to Greece.  Should be fun!

Bandita Booty

1BanditBootyThanks everyone for sharing the excitement of my Smoke and Mirrors release with me.  As per the random number generator, the winner of the $10 gift certificate is Sandy Wickersham- McWhorter.    Sandy – I need you to go to my website to send me your mailing address so I can mail your card.SmokeandMirrors_amberback[4]


Also the winner of the voodoo doll and tea packet from April 23rd (right before I left for Barbara Vey’s in Wisconsin) is Fedora!  I’ll need you to do the same.  If you can send me your mailing address, I’ll get this in the mail pronto.

Thanks everyone from making the Romance Bandits community so much fun!

Old Dog, New Tricks!

Yeah, that’s me.  Old Dog.

I’ve been in a fraud conference the last two days and there’s these presenters – really cute, really funny, smart young guys in business suits (I love a man in a nice fitting suit!), then suddenly I realized – I could be their mom!  So I’m feeling a bit like an old dog today.

But Darn it – This old dog done learned a new trick!!!  :)

SmokeandMirrors_amberback[4]Today is the launch of my contemporary paranormal short story, Smoke and Mirrors.  This story was actually first published back in 2003 in an anthology called DREAM QUEST (don’t you love that cover!).  The beauty of being in that anthology was the company of the other incredibly talented authors.  As you can see by the editor names on the cover, Linnea Sinclair had a hand in that book and the connection with Linnea has paid off multiple fold.  (Linnea definitely believes in paying it forward).  The DREAM QUEST publisher went out of business and reverted the story rights to the authors.  The story was written and edited and just sitting there, waiting for something to happen.Dream Quest 2

So I epublished it – me!  :)  All my previous books have been traditionally published.  My agent handled everything about publishing Bound by Moonlight – another epubbed paranormal project.  So this is truly my first learning experience with processing an ebook.

The process is easy…if you know what you’re doing.  I’m one of those people that learn by making every mistake possible.  This was no exception :) .  I’d like to thank Gwen Hernandez who came to my aid over the weekend to tell me what I was doing wrong.

boundbymoonlightstandard[1]Thank you as well to Sandy Loyd, who also came to my aid, but simply did the work for me instead of telling me why the project wasn’t loading correctly.  Do you know people like that?  She helped me in that I felt better knowing I had a file I could publish if I absolutely had to…but I still took Gwen’s advice and changed the project so that it would load correctly.  I’m proud of that.

Then the cover wouldn’t load.  I sent an urgent email to my cover designer who sent back a resized cover.  Thus I’m learning.  I know this process will be much easier the next time I publish an ebook – and I plan to do several.

But enough about that.

This is a cute short story about a plump girl who buys an amber amulet imbued with magic.  While wearing the necklace, she wishes to be thin.  A heavy scented SmokeandMirrors_amazonsmoke emits from the back of the necklace and the fun begins.  You can see the inspiration for the cover.  :)  This story has a nice twist.  You’ll have to let me know if you figure it out before you reach the end and all is revealed.

So tell me, have you had an experience where you resisted someone who wanted to just do it all for you?  Are you, like me, one who learns by making every conceivable mistake along the way?  Tell me about one of your recent discoveries.  I have a $10 Amazon card to send to someone leaving a comment.

Madeline Martin with Positive Inspiration – A Girl’s REAL Best Friend

CestMoiHi All – I met Madeline when I taught a workshop in Jacksonville, Florida last November.  Madeline has since published her debut Scottish historical Deception of a Highlander which you can read more about at the bottom of this post.  But first she tells us about the unusual journey she took to reach this incredible place in her life.

Sometimes positive inspiration can come from a likely place. As it turns out, my came from an unlikely likely place.

I’m going to start this post with a confession: I’m not especially spiritual and am also a pretty hardcore realist. So when Regency author, Valerie Bowman, was super excited to do Vision Mapping at a local writing workshop a few years ago, I was a total skeptic. Putting pictures from a magazine onto a poster board sounded like craft time more than soul searching. But I love crafts (even though I suck at them) and when an award-winning author tells you it encourages them, YOU DO IT – that said, I was game to at least try.

I went to the workshop and set to work pulling out pictures from magazines – rip, rip, rip.

The I put them all on the poster board – paste, paste, paste.

I stepped back and regarded my work. It was pretty.

Afterward, the instructor, Michelle Dawnn, met with each of us individually and told us what out boards meant. When it was my turn, I folded my arms over my chest and tried to politely squelch my skepticism. She indicated an area of my board and opened up with how I wanted more alone time with my then-husband to reconnect. He and I were going through a rough patch (obviously that one never smoothed out…), so what she said really snagged my attention.

Then she knocked the chip right off my shoulder with her final comment. I had words on the poster boardVisionBoard saying ‘Push harder, run faster’. All the words we chose for our board were supposed to be positive. She paused on that one piece and said, “This is not positive for you.” She looked me in the eye and said, “You’re always pushing harder – don’t you think it’s time you slowed down?”

Somehow between those scraps of paper I tore out and the way I’d Type A positioned them on the poster board told her exactly who I was.

I was the girl who slept 5 hours a night to make time for more, the one who didn’t say no because she could always take more, the one who was in a difficult marriage and overwhelmed with loneliness. The one who wanted happiness and comfort in her own skin.

And Michelle got all of that.

She got ME.

Through everything she saw, she helped me identify what things were important in my life, things I took for granted until they were brought to my attention, and what I truly wanted out of life, but was too unsure accepting or understanding.

I may or may not have cried a little during our discussion.

That night, I went home and looked at my board again – but this time I didn’t see a simple craft project. I saw it as me.

It was the deepest part of my heart laid out in an array of colorful magazine pictures and words, it was the basis for my strength, the raw expression of my true desires. And no longer did I see it as just pretty – I saw it as beautiful.

VisionMapping[3]Fast forward four years, two Vision Mappings, one divorce and a whole life change later. My Vision Mapping tells a whole different story now. There was the one I did after my divorce that showed a woman struggling to find who she was and wanting the freedom to live her life. Then there was the one I did a few weeks ago that shows a woman who is confident in her own strength, but who still grows in the light of those she loves. Seeing these through the years is like watching my life turn chapters.

I think Vision Mapping is different for everyone, but for me – that not-so-spiritual, realistic skeptic – it’s been a way of reconnecting the pieces of what I hold dear, what gives me strength and what I long for and can obtain.

I hung my latest Vision Board on the wall next to my bed, even though it doesn’t match my décor (which is saying sometime for someone like me), so I can wake up and see it every day and be reminded of these three wonderful things:

  1. Who I am at my core
  2. What I love and what gives me strength
  3. What I want and can achieve

Valerie swears by them as a powerful tool for focusing her energies and being clear on her goals. I’m forever grateful to her for introducing Vision Mapping to me as I feel it’s made a huge positive impact in my life and helps keep me on track with my goals too.

There are two fabulous prizes to giveaway for people who leave a comment below on what things positively motivate them (expected or unexpectedly so).

  1. A signed copy of Deception of a Highlander.
  2. A copy of Core Appeal by Michelle Dawnn as well as ½ off a private session for Vision Board reading (can be done long distance) – see her site for more information: so one lucky commenter can have the opportunity to be introduced to the Vision Mapping experience as well.

Best of luck to everyone!


Deception of a Highlander is my debut release and will be followed by Possession of a Highlander (August 11, 2015 release) and Enchantment of a Highlander (release date to be announced).MadelineMartin_DeceptionOfAHighlander_coverpreview[1]

Scottish Romance doesn’t get much steamier—or more dangerous—than a spy hunting her quarry, and losing her heart to him instead.

To pay a seemingly impossible debt, Mariel Brandon has become a spy for Aaron, one of England’s deadliest minds. Aaron’s latest mission for the sharp-witted and daring Mariel is to find two people in a heavily fortified castle on the Isle of Skye, a castle headed by the clan MacDonald and the powerful Kieran. Mariel is to seduce Kieran and get him to take her to Skye. If she succeeds, Aaron promises to let Mariel’s young brother go, and to free both of them from their debt.  If she fails, her brother will die.

What she doesn’t count on is craving Kieran MacDonald almost immediately upon meeting him. Now Mariel must keep a secret from Kieran—one that could get them both killed—as she tries to form a plan that will save her brother, get her out from under Aaron’s thumb once and for all, and keep her in Kieran’s strong arms forever.

Here’s a teaser excerpt from Deception of a Highlander:

It was only a kiss, but he knew without a doubt the heat of her mouth against his would only serve to whet his desire further. He would not be able to still his hands from gliding over what was hidden from view, from pulling her against the parts of him she made ache.

With an incredible act of willpower, he straightened, released her and took a step back to address her from a safer distance lest he give in to temptation.

“If ye still want to come, meet me here tomorrow morning at nine o’clock, aye?”

He turned to leave when her hand on his forearm stopped him.

“Why did you not kiss me?” she asked.

Kieran studied her face and desire tugged at him once more. “Do ye always get what ye want, Mariel?”

Her eyes trailed the length of his body, her expression shrewd. “Only if I know how to get it.”

Coming Attractions

I don’t know about you, but it’s BEAUTIFUL around Ohio this time of the year!  Flowers are bursting out everywhere and the trees are blossoming in beautiful pinks, purples and whites.  I’m inclined to spend more time outdoors in May, but then there’s those rainy days when you want to snuggle down with a good book.  Which is exactly what we have for you this month.


2015 SEALs on sale


On May 1, Tawny’s latest Sexy SEAL hits the shelves.  A SEAL’s Pleasure is hot, hotter, hottest and follows on the heels of her most recent USA Today bestseller, A SEALs’ Secret.





May 4 offers a bit of Scotland with debut author Madeline Martin.  She’ll be here to talk about Deception of a Highlander. 








Join me on May 13 (Caren’s birthday!) as I launch my first contemporary paranormal short story Smoke and Mirrors.  (Love this story.)





I’ll be back at my usual day on May 23 to tell you all about the Barbara Vey luncheon in Milwaukee. Great Fun!



RT promoCaren Crane and Suzanne Ferrell will be attending the ROMANTIC TIMES BOOKLOVERS CONVENTION in Dallas on May 12 -17. Be sure to look for them at CLUB RT at the following times:

  • Caren – Wednesday, May 13, 4:00 pm (her birthday!!) and Friday, May 15, 10:30 am
  • Suzanne – Wednesday, May 13, 4:00 pm and Thursday, May 14, 1:30 pm

We hope to meet lots of our favorite readers there and see how many free books you are hauling home!!


Just Like Old Times….

sven_cropped-1Hey gals and guys!

It sure is quiet around here with all the Banditas busily writing away!  Sven is NOT happy with us, but the staff has taken several much needed vacations.  You know, we kept them hopping around here all the time.  No one’s had a vacay in what….nearly 8 years!  Grins.

So, anyway, I wanted to let you in on a little secret.  Remember how we used to have Author Invasions, back in the early days?  Some of you will remember us invading the Good Ship Revenge, RomanceNovelTV and many more!

Well there’s another invasion today.  A goodly number of the Bandits, along with some other wonderful NYTimes, USA Today (TAWNY! SQUEEEE!), and Amazon Bestselling authors are invading the blog.  Rae Latte has been gracious enough to host many of the Bandits, and today is no exception.

The FUN, FUN, FUN part, however, is that there’s a really sexy man involved.  He’s from Austrailia and his name is Dan Churchill.  He’s the #FoodDude  He believes that #RealMenCook

Well, ’round here, as you know, WE believe that #SexyHeroesCook.   So a bunch of us invaded Rae Latte’s blog and brought our Heroes (and Heroines!) over to prove that Dude Food is cool.  That’s the title of Dan’s Cookbook… Dude Food, A Guy’s Guide to Cookin Kick-Ass Food.

This cookbook is one I really like.  Not only do the recipes sound awesome, but the pictures are GREAT! (Snork!)  I’m buying it for Hubby for Father’s Day.   It’s so simple – but good – that any Dude could do the recipes.  Grins.

So if you’ve got a moment and you want a bit of a tantalizing taste of my next book, DEAD RECKONING, and Cassondra’s hero from HONEY BEND, and one of Tawny’s heroes, and Donna’s and Caren’s, heroes from Anna S’s NJ Ice Cats, one of Anna C’s heroes…you get the idea.

If you’re tantalized by #SexyHeroesCook then pop over to Rae’s blog beginning at 9 in the morning and going til 9 at night.

Other authors featured include some fab authors, some of whom have been our Lair guests – Natalie Damshroeder, Sandra Lake, Jade Lee, Barbara Devlin, and more.

You’ll be glad you checked it out…I’ll be on at 11 am Eastern!!

See you again, HERE, on the 8th May!!




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