Fangirl Friday, July 1 Edition!

Happy Friday, Fangirls!! And welcome to the Fourth of July weekend! Just when you need a little holiday reading, Lara Archer has a couple books up for FREE today!! Her 2012 Golden Heart winner in Historical Romance, THE DEVIL MAY CARE, is free today through Sunday: When Rachel Covington’s twin sister Sarah is murdered, revenge […]

Meet 2016 Golden Heart Finalist Eileen Emerson!

Today we’re welcoming my very most FAVORITE Mermaid (*spoiler alert*: she just happens to be my CP, my brilliant editor, and my LITTLE SISTER in real life!!!), Eileen Emerson, 2016 Golden Heart Finalist in Historical Romance with AN UNBRIDLED GENTLEMAN. Eileen spent years getting a Master’s degree in costume design for the theatre, and then […]

Meet 2016 Golden Heart Finalist Diane Holiday!

Today we’re welcoming Diane Holiday, 2016 Golden Heart Finalist in Romantic Suspense with her novel LOVE IN HIDING. Diane, who won first place in the 2015 RWA Pages From The Heart contest, lives with her husband at the Jersey Shore. An avid boater and beach lover, she spends her spare time on the water. She […]

Meet 2016 Golden Heart Finalist Karen Marcam!

Today we’re welcoming another Mermaid, Karen Miller, who writes as Karen Marcam, 2016 Golden Heart Finalist in Historical Romance with her book SAVING COLUMBINE RANCH. Karen lives in southern Wisconsin, where she can be found watching way too much HGTV when she isn’t reading or working on a story. She is married with one son […]

Taking Tea

I grew up drinking cambric tea, which is mostly milk and sugar, with only a little bit of actual tea (appropriate for a 5-year-old). My mother and grandparents always had tea, sitting around the kitchen table whenever we came to visit. My grandfather, a Polish survivor of the holocaust, liked his very sweet. Often he […]

Fangirl Friday – June 24

Happy Friday Everyone! If you’ve had the type of week I’ve had, I’m sure you’re ready to lose yourself in a great book. So find a comfy sofa, a glass of wine or spot of tea, crack open a book and dive into a new world.    Autumn Jordon  has a new contemporary, suspense romance out!  […]

Meet 2016 Golden Heart Finalist Alyson McLayne!

Today we’ve got a special treat! We’ve got a visit with another Mermaid, 2016 Golden Heart Finalist Alyson McLayne, whose manuscript WØLFF: RISE OF THE VALDYR is nominated for Best Paranormal Romance. And here’s the special part: the interview today is conducted by her CP, who happens to be one of the 2009 Golden Heart […]

Meet 2016 Golden Heart Finalist Melanie Novak!

Today we’re welcoming Mermaid Melanie Novak, 2016 Golden Heart Finalist in Romantic Suspense with RUBY RED! Melanie Novak lives, reads, and writes in Pittsburgh. Though she lives with only her sixteen-year-old cat Jasmine, she has a posse of friends and family close by to rescue her when her toilet overflows or she locks herself out of […]

Meet 2016 Golden Heart Finalist Melonie Johnson

Today we’re welcoming another Mermaid, Melonie Johnson, a 2016 Golden Heart finalist in Contemporary Romance with SOMETIMES YOU NEED A SEXY SCOT! Melonie Johnson is a Star Wars junkie, Shakespeare groupie, and unabashed lover of lists. She lives along the Illinois/Wisconsin border, and enjoys the benefits and miseries (traffic, anyone?) of living within an hour […]

Meet 2016 Golden Heart Finalist Elizabeth King!

Today we’re holding a special SATURDAY blog session to introduce you to one of the Mermaids who lives in the Southern Hemisphere: the lovely Elizabeth King, 2016 Golden Heart Double Finalist in Historical Romance with (the wonderfully titled!!) THE EARL AND THE PUSSYCAT and TAMING THE EARL!! Elizabeth spends both her days and nights writing. […]

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