Why I Put The Love Of My Life In My Book
The year before my daughter was born, I got a puppy. Though my family had an awesome dog when I was growing up, this was my first dog as an adult. Kind of kid training with four legs and fur. A coworker’s black lab had knocked up a stray mutt, so she was giving away the little fur balls for free. I don’t remember the moment I picked my boy out, but I know it was love at first sight.
Because he was always either barreling through something, or passed out in a heap, I named him Dozer. He quickly became the love of my life. Read More
Why I Put The Love Of My Life In My Book
Rise of the Rom-SitCom
I’m a romance writer with a humor writer’s heart. I’m George Carlin with a sprinkling of Jerry Seinfeld…and maybe a bit of Sarah Silverman thrown in for estrogen.
Most of my humor is observational. It relies on me creating a conspiratorial bond with my readers. I like to imagine me sidling close, covering my hand with my mouth, and whispering, “Did you see what she just did? Can you believe it?” I really do want readers to put down my books, go pop some popcorn, then return ready to read the sitcom unfolding. Read More
Brooke has only loved one man, her late husband. Owen’s rebuilding after a painful divorce. Can a mysterious house bring them together for a second chance at love?
In the charming town of Smithville, Texas, Brooke Holloway is raising two young children on her own, supporting them by running the family hardware store. The last thing on her mind is falling in love. But she’s intrigued when a stranger moves to town and buys the old Hadley mansion. She’s always heard that house holds a secret—maybe even a treasure—and she can’t wait to see inside. When she meets the new owner and they spend time together, she can’t deny the attraction. Could God be giving her another chance at happiness? Or is she betraying her late husband’s love by even thinking that way? Read More
Meet the Bolton Brothers!
I’m thrilled to introduce the Bolton Brothers—Ben, Billy and Bobby—the heroes of my newest Harlequin Desire series! Ben’s story, Straddling the Line, just released on May 7. He’ll be followed by Billy’s story, Bringing Home the Bachelor, on September 2. Bobby will wrap up the series with Expecting the Bolton Baby on November 5. They live fast, ride hard and love fiercely!
So who are the Bolton Brothers? Let’s ask them!
Sarah: Hi, guys. Tell us about yourself.
Bobby: Well, as the name implies, we’re the Bolton Brothers and we run the Crazy Horse Choppers, a custom-built motorcycle shop based in Rapid City, South Dakota Read More
My Unexpected Love for Beta Heroes
Thank you so much for letting me join you today to talk about my recent release, More Than This, and my love for beta heroes.
Like many readers, I love a great alpha hero. There’s so much to fall for when it comes to alphas. They’re strong and powerful and they take charge of every situation. I believe that part of the draw with alphas is their need to redeem themselves because so often their need to protect and possess makes them come across as an alpha-hole. As readers, we love to watch that transformation take place. Plus, if you add in a good grovel scene, we’re putty in the author’s hands. Read More
Techy Women are Sexy too
Broken Build: Silicon Valley Romantic Suspense features a photogenic build engineer who has the technical savvy of a CEO. Even though she ruined Dave Jewell’s life, Jennifer Cruz Jones is determined to fix what’s broken. Here she lets Dave know she’s the right woman for him by talking tech in his ear.
Here’s the excerpt from Chapter 26:
Jen came up behind him and put her arms around his waist, rubbing her face into his back. “I knew it would work. When we replace the data center, we should get Lystra bladeservers and switches. They integrate the storage, network and server fabric into a single management entity. It’s a scalable, unified, policy-driven computing environment for applications, automated provisioning of compute power with the privacy of VLANs, VSANs, Virtual firewalls, combined with the benefits of Lystra network services, QOS, load balancing and SSL tunneling.” Read More
I’m here with the sexy, sophisticated and, may I say, very talented man about London town, Bennett Saville, the hero from my Starlight trilogy. Evening, Bennett, how are you?
Bennett (grins slightly at my intro): I’m fine, Sue. You can tone down the adjectives, though. I know you’re a writer and it’s in your nature but you’re making me blush.
Sue (spluttering with laughter): You’ve never blushed in your life, Bennett, so can the modesty. What’s on your mind?
Bennett (uncrosses his immaculately clad legs and leans forward): It’s a little strange for me talking about this. It’s the whole ghost thing going on in my theatre.
Sue (sighs): Bennett, we’ve talked about this- Read More
Special Sneak Peak of Alejandro: The Santiago Brothers Book Two
They began a staring match, neither one breaking line of sight. Audrey couldn’t understand the man’s antipathy to children. He had two younger brothers, and they were all close — or so they’d seemed to be while in school. Alejandro Santiago was an enigma. At times he was gentle, brushing tears from her cheeks — planting a body-melting kiss to her lips — and at other times he was brash, cold, unfeeling. Audrey continued her silent assessment of the man’s personality. He was more than overbearing, he was… distant.
"What does Angel have to do with any of this? Is it because he’s Penny’s son?” Her breath hitched at the unthinkable. Ale had convinced Penny to help him in his investigation. “Penny agreed to go undercover for you. Did you force her to use Angel too?"
He jerked forward so fast, she squeaked, convinced he was lunging for her. Yet, he was still in the chair, his massive hands gripping the leather armrests, the sounds of the crumpling material causing her to cringe as if she were hearing nails drawn across a chalkboard. “I would never. I didn’t even know Penny had a son, remember?” Read More
Kiss: Show and Feel - No Tell
One of the best things about romance is unquestionably The Kiss.
Ah, we all remember our first one, right? Not the experimenting, bumbling-around one after our hormones first kicked in. But the one where the anticipation of it made our skin tingle. We couldn’t sleep, barely ate, and we waited for the moment to happen, often holding our breath.
When the moment finally bloomed...we were never the same afterward. Somewhere in that press of lips together, we took a leap across the universe and landed in enchantment. Read More
I started my novel ‘The Devil Has Dimples’ at a funeral. Why? I overhead a comment about preparing for a funeral, by freezing a small pig for a pig roast after the burial. I truly was at a loss of words when I heard that. In Louisiana people will have a pig roast…but after a funeral? My ‘what if’ brain started to work and this is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy!
Excerpt from The Devil Has Dimples
“Mackie, you ever been to a funeral on Halloween?”
He thought for a moment, most likely turning the decades over in his mind searching for an answer.
“Nope. This is the first night funeral I’ve ever been at. Makes me think it might be a good idea when my time comes.”
“Never for me either, although I did attend a Halloween wedding once. It was a bit over the top,” said Grant.
Maudie’s casket was perched on a roller parked next to the grave hole. Read More
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