I find when I’m too familiar with something, I forget to see the beauty in familiarity. Growing up on the rez, the huge, beautiful lake surrounding the community where I swam or ice-skated as a child was familiar. […]
For this month’s TBR Challenge prompt, we were called upon to read books that are part of a series. This month, we both went with historical romances. Caz chose book 1 of a series while Lynn went with book 3 of a trilogy (don’t worry – it stands alone well!). Both were good reads, and we recommend them to you, especially the Gaffney. […]
The Tropical Romance Book Club is my project to literally expand my reading horizons by trying books by authors from and set in countries between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. After reading One Night at the Palace Hotel, set in the Philippines, and interviewing the author Bianca Mori, I shifted hemispheres to read books set in Trinidad and Tobago by Roslyn Carrington, written under her romance pseudonym, Simona Taylor. Mesmerized is a romantic suspense novel following two American expat oil and gas industry workers during a political crisis on Trinidad, and Everything to Me is a Harlequin Kimani category romance starring a music producer and music journalist attending a major international jazz festival on Tobago (where they find themselves staying at a sexy couples resort). Roslyn Carrington has graciously agreed to talk about her romance experience with me.
The best part of RWA’s annual conference is, for me, getting to talk with authors I love. I’ve been lucky enough to have lunch with Rachel Grant the past few RWAs we’ve both been at. This year, we had so much fun that I forgot to take a picture of her. So you’ll have to settle for this picture of the fried pickles–they were delicious–which Rachel took to send to Erica Ridley who, I hear, has a thing for fried pickles. […]
For me, 2018 was going to be an exciting year. Back in 2016, I pitched an idea to a few of my author friends. The concept was not original. Harlequin had done in years ago. However, my perfect series would be slightly different. While each story would be set in a decade of the 20th century, plus the first two decades of 21 century, the main characters would be black, and the stories would focus on the black experience during that decade. […]