Monthly Archives: December 2009

My first erotic release, Full Disclosure, came out in November from The Wild Rose Press’s Wilder Roses. While one release hardly makes me an expert, I’ve been writing love scenes for years and I’m also a freelance editor. As anyone knows who writes sex, it can be a challenge to […]

Cari Quinn’s Rx for a Saggy Love Scene

I love reading a good romance – one that brings two people together and opens their eyes to what their life has been missing, that can only be made better by accepting the other person for both their strengths and their flaws. When I finish that story, I often put […]

The Definition of True Love

Karen K I entered the list of 19 people who commented on Red Garnier’s post into’s list randomizer. And Karen K came out at the top of the list. I will be contacting Karen to arrange delivery of her copy of The Satin Sash. Thanks to everyone who took […]

Winner of Red Garnier’s Satin Sash

Today’s Snippet Saturday theme is a nod to the season – parties.  As the owner of a protection business in Washington DC, Sam Watson attends a lot of parties to schmooze with clients, and drum up more business. So there were several parties I could draw from in Personal Protection.  […]

Snippet Saturday – Parties

Wow, the “Spot the Differences” contest for the 2010 Firefighter calendar was a lot of fun. And from what I hear you guys had a lot of fun with it too. The trick to it was to click on the picture so you could see it full screen (I did […]

2010 Firefighter Calendar Contest Winner

Back in 2007, I decided to get serious about my writing and joined the Toronto Romance Writers. While I was there, I met Wylie Kinson and started following her blog. One of the other regular commenters over there was today’s guest, Red Garnier.  So when I headed to Texas for […]

Red Garnier: Not a Shampoo!

Lisa Pietsch writes about terrorists and terrorism — and as a former US Air Force military cop you can trust the details she packs in her stories. So I’m thrilled to welcome her back today as she relates how her characters hijacked her NaNoWriMo project. * * * The short […]

Lisa Pietsch Got Hijacked!

Gizmo Guy often sends me jokes to distract me. I decided to share this one with you. (And after you’ve finished, don’t forget to visit Tera’s blog, the Samhellion (click on the graphic to get to the rules), and to Rock the Raven Christmas Tree for your chances to win […]

Tis the season

Over on my editor’s blog on Friday, Tera asked me about my favorite holiday food. I told her it was Pizza Cookies because although it doesn’t sound particularly Christmasy, I only make them at this time of year. (There are too many calories for me to indulge more than once […]

Pizza Pan Cookies

It’s December 6th already and I just remembered that I forgot to announce the winner of my Reader Appreciation contest for November: flchen1! You’ve won your choice of Samhain e-book. I’ll be contacting you shortly. Remember, you get entered in this contest every time you leave a comment any time […]

Winner of the November Reader Appreciation Contest

It’s Snippet Saturday again – today’s topic is secondary characters. Personal Protection has a half dozen secondary characters, and I liked this snippet because it includes two that are in what hopefully will be in the next Hauberk book. Chad originally was Sam’s boss over at the FBI but desperate […]

Snippet Saturday – Secondary Characters

So much to cover for today’s post, covering both winners and ways to win. First off, the winner of Meg Benjamin’s Be My Baby is FLCHEN. Fedora, please could email me with your choice of format – PDF, PDF for Sony, HTML, Mobipocket, Rocketbook or LIT, I’ll send you your […]

Contest winner, and four contests yet to win