Thursday, April 17, 2014


Cover Reveal - Blood Brothers (The Turning Stone Chronicles)

Coming summer 2014 from Soul Mate Publishing
 A Paranormal Romance
 Heat Level: Sensual
We are very happy with our cover and excited to share it for the first time on the Thursday Threads group post. Only our daughter and closest friends have seen the cover before now. The SMP artist did a wonderful job in capturing the concept of our book and the city skyline continues to be a part of the cover as this is the second book in the five part series of The Turning Stone Chronicles which primarily takes places in and around Cleveland.

When our heroine Delaney Ramsey saw she is on the cover of our new book she about passed out. Not unlike she did when Rhys tried to bring out her alter ego. She just couldn't believe she had made the cover. Delaney has never wanted to be noticed or the center of attention, but she now is out there for the world to see.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Today I’m thrilled to have Christy Carlyle author of  Scandalous Wager  with me in the  Blue Rose Writing Room. Christy designed my website, so be sure to tootle over there and see what else this amazingly talented woman does!

So, do you use a pen name/pseudo name? If so, why. If not, why did you decide to write under your own name?
I do write under a pen name, more than one, actually. I decided if my writing career went entirely pear-shaped, I would spare my husband’s family any undue shame or embarrassment. As it turns out, they are proud of me, even if romance isn’t their literary cup of tea, but I am still happier and somehow feel liberated when writing under my pen names. J

I understand that completely. My real name is so boring, readers would be snoring before they cracked the book open if I used it.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Today I thought it would be fun to share some of the more unusual phrases one might come across as a Regency reader and author. Those who read Regency are familiar with such expressions, but those who aren't, might be left scratching their heads. 

Cut: Basically to renounce an acquaintance with someone. Naturally those of the Regency Era had degrees of ostracism: the cut direct, the cut indirect, the cut sublime, and the cut infernal. 

Daddles: you thought they were something else, didn't you? 

Apple Dumplin Shop - A woman's bosom. Nope, haven't used that one. 

Slow Top-Not to terribly bright; think dim-wit. 

Scandal Broth-Tea. Gee, I thought for sure this was something about gossip.

Foxed-The chap's had a bit to much to drink; Okay a lot too much to drink. 

Spice Islands-A privy...not exactly the association I'd make. 

All these delightful definitions are courtesy of the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. I can't tell you the fun I've had bringing the dictionary out at various functions or toting it to me to book releases and so on. It never fails to inspire copious amounts of giggling. 

Some of my other favorites are bumblebroth, cork brain, cast up one's accounts, scapegrace, and fly into the bows.

Please share some of yours. I love learning new ones!