• book launch,  Books,  new york,  Seduction's Canvas

    The One

    Happy Hump Day! Here is a picture of One World Trade Center that I took on Monday. Doesn’t it look fantastic? Not yet complete but almost there with its spire now hoisted up, bringing it to 1,776 feet and making it the tallest building in the Western hemisphere (sidebar: isn’t perspective a funny thing? It sure doesn’t look all that tall here does it? or I could just be thinking like a New Yorker).

    This part of Manhattan is very much another character in my 2nd book; Seduction’s Canvas as it’s my hero and heroine, Mark and Samara’s neighborhood.  I can’t wait to share their world and their love story with you in just a few weeks. You can pre-order your copy here now.

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    Gosh, I love New York!


    All the best,


  • Books,  Knitting,  my view

    Starting Spring…

    Don’t you love it when you get a book recommendation and it lives up to what was recommended. Books are so personal that I not surprised when at times they just don’t. I mean every book is not for everybody. But that said, I was so happy when I won this copy of Starting Now by the wonderful Debbie Macomber thanks to the fab Sue Grimshaw. Sue had tweeted that she really enjoyed it and I’ve seen it on some top lists with A Grades. It took me a while to pick it up as I’ve been so busy with my own work, but I finally did and it turned out to a truly sweet and heartwarming story that had two of my favorite things, romance and knitting. What’s not to like?

    starting now


    So this week, I’m recommending Starting Now. A lovely way to start your spring reading. Do you have any books you’d like to recommend? If so please do in the comments.

    knitting katherine


    All the best,



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    This month be all you could ever wish for….

    May 1


    It’s going to be a busy one for me. I have my next book Seduction’s Canvas coming out on May 27th so I’m preparing for that. And it’s already up for preorders so if you’d like you can get in on the party early you can here. Whee!

    Not to mention the end of the school year is coming up too, so super busy times ahead with that. And then I have more writing surprises percolating on top of my October due conclusion to my Creative Hearts series. Yes, busy times for sure. But I do plan to take a moment to smell the roses this month and I hope you do too. Tell me what do you have going on this month? Any flower sniffing in your future?


    All the best,



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  • Books,  classics,  Hollywood,  movies,  my view

    Not like I remembered…

    Now I know I read The Great Gatsby when I was a kid in school, I must have. I remember the book, the cover, the idea, and certain points of the story so well and though I get excited and a bit tingly over Leo with a cool new soundtrack as backup, this trailer is nothing like my memory.

    Great Gatsby book cover 2

    I’m thinking a quick re-read may be in my future before I see the movie. Do you like to read the books before you see the movie? I have to admit I usually don’t as the movie then never lives up, but in this case I think I will. It might be fun as I’ll not be reading it with Gatsby cast as Leo.



    All the best,


  • awards,  book launch,  Books,  interviews

    Fated… Interview with the author: Becky Flade

    Hey there lovelies. It’s a great day at ye old blog today because we have with us my fellow Crimson writing sister, Becky Flade here to tell us about her spanking new release from Crimson Romance: Fated Souls. Just released on Monday, April 15, right in time to perk you up after those pesky taxes.

    Here is a bit about Fated Souls: Investigative journalist Maggie O’Connell went from hard hitting exposés to alien abductions in the blink of an eye, but she did it with style. Her next big lead takes her to northern Minnesota hot on the trail of a werewolf and straight into the arms of Aidan Gael, a horse rancher with way more secrets than he has friends. Maggie may get the story but the man who shares the wolf’s compelling green eyes may end up with her heart – provided they can keep each other alive.

    Fated Souls KMJ: Wow Aliens, werewolves, oh my! It all sound pretty fantastic what got you into writing paranormal romance?

    BF: I have a seriously over-active imagination and three brothers. I sat through every horror, sci-fi, superhero, mutant, alien invasion movie, television show, cartoon, you name it, that you can imagine growing up; the majority ruled. We did not watch a lot of pretty little pony and princesses at our house as kids. Ha! And I’d put my own spin on things. What can I say…I like football, a really cold beer and the supernatural.  I’ll take Batman over Carrie “what’s her name in the city” any day of the week and twice on Sunday.  

    KMJ: Have you always been a fan of romance? When did you first fall for the genre?

    BF:  Yes, always a fan of the genre. I’m a hopeless romantic thru and thru! I still have the first Harlequin Presents I read. My mom tells this story of me as a toddler playing on the floor as she was watching Barbra Streisand’s “Funny Girl” and at the end of the movie I burst into tears. She scooped me up and I wailed, “She loves him and he doesn’t love her!” It probably started then.

    KMJ: So you have your pick: an alien, a werewolf or a rancher and they are all hot, which one do you choose?

    BF:  In this post-Patriot Act environment the poor little hot alien would have mean-Mulder after him 24/7 and I’m sorry but I’m a homebody, a nester, I need a guy that can settle down.  And as for the werewolf, well frankly, I live in the city; we have leash laws….need I say more? Well, hold on, he’s hot, there’s a leash, hmmmmm…. No, no, scoop laws too that is not sexy no matter how you phrase it.  Rancher.  Definitely the rancher.

    KMJ: Good pick!  Tell us a bit about your writing process are you a plotter or a pantser or a little bit of both?

    BF: I’m a little bit of both.  When I start I have a very good idea of what’s going to happen when and where, some might even refer to it as a plot. But I’ve never had a story go where I thought it would.  Fated Souls started as a short, comic piece and that little scene is smack in the middle of the book.

    KMJ:  And now for my favorite question, can you tell us the story of your ‘overnight’ success?

    BF: One of my brothers recommended I get on Twitter because an actor we both enjoy is ‘actually really funny.’ I was home from work with my youngest who was sick with the flu, messing around online while she was napping, bored. I remembered what my brother said and went on Twitter to check out that actor’s Tweets and I saw that Crimson Romance was accepting tweet pitches. I figured it would be a good opportunity to network and treated it like a writing assignment.  You could have knocked me over with a feather when they contracted Fated Souls.  That was January of this year.

    KMJ:  What can we expect next from you?

    BF: I’m currently working on a contemporary romance about would-be high school sweethearts that get a chance at love nearly twenty years later.  

    KMJ: That sounds lovely. Now please tell us, where can our readers pick up Fated Souls and find you on the web?

    Fated Souls is available at www.crimsonromance.com and everywhere E-books are sold.  It will also be available Print-On-Demand later this year. And you can find me on my blog, Facebook or Twitter

    You can also pick up Fated Souls on Amazon here

    Thanks so much for being here today. It was a real treat!

    I loved it! Thanks for having me.



    Go Becky!

    All the best,


  • Books,  decor,  my view

    Floor to ceiling…

    This image makes me happy. Books. Floor to ceiling. Taking up every spare inch of space. Not taken that seriously, but still (in my mind at least) precious and well loved. To me this looks like a happy home indeed. Are you a person that likes to have books all around or are you more like my dear DH and a bit more sleek and organized and just a smidge less clutter? Maybe a more formal library?


    Have a happy hump day!


    All the best,



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  • blogs,  Books,  contests,  Seduction's Canvas,  Through The Lens

    And The Winners Are…

    I want to thank everyone once again for hosting and for following me on my World Wide Blog tour.  I had such a good time and now I’m happy to announce the tour Amazon gift card winners from trusty Random number generator.

    First, our tour host winner is Christy McKee from Christy McKee Writes for Women in The Sweet Spot of Life. Congratulations, Christy and thanks once again for hosting me and Through The Lens!

    And now I’m so grateful to have had over a hundred comments on my tour, many of them from people who were kind enough to follow me from stop to stop reading the Through The lens excerpts. I can’t tell you how happy that made me. I hope that even if you did not win you’ll still pick up Through The Lens to see what happens with Mika and Alejandro. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

    And now to the lucky winner… Congratulations to lucky 78! Lyra L7! Thanks for the fantastic comments Lyra. Your gift card is on the way!  This has been so much fun and I hope to see you all again with my next book: Seduction’s Canvas. Please look for Seduction’s Canvas at the end of May, just in time for Summer beach reading!


    All the best,



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    Thrilling Thursday!

    Howdy folks! It’s been quite the week and flying by too. We had a quickie snowstorm and then Spring sprung with more freezing temperatures and not a fine how do you do. Side-eye to that.

    I continued on my World tour thanks so much to all of you following me, it’s so appreciated. I have another stop today over at Long and Short Reviews so please stop by there for another chance to win. And on top of all of that, with the week not even over, yesterday I got my edits for book 2 so it will be a busy next couple of weeks for me in the writing cave (note to self: get provisions ie: chocolate).

    And then finally to top things off with the best news, I got my official release date and title for book 2! So that said… wait for it… Book 2 in my Creative Heart series will be out May 27th and called…


    Seduction’s Canvas

    Whee! I think I’m in love now and I can’t wait to share it with all of you when it comes out. In the meantime, though my books can stand alone it is nice to know all the players so look to the right and click on over to read Through The Lens if you haven’t yet. You won’t be disappointed.

    BTW, Don’t you just love this pic of Edie Sedwick and Andy Warhol marrying Fashion and art?


    All the best,



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  • blogs,  Books,  contests,  interviews,  Through The Lens

    Double up Wednesday!

    Howdy Lovelies and Happy Wednesday and Happy Spring though the snow outside my window says something else. Today I’m in two places at once again but no worries I’m a mom of twins so I’m used to it.

    My first stop in hanging with one of my fellow Crimson sisters Elizabeth Meyette for an interview. It was so much fun hanging with Elizabeth and I really enjoyed her fantastic questions. Then my next stop in my world tour is with the cool Kim at Read Your Writes Book Reviews. Please stop on by her great blog to see what she has to say about Through The Lens and get another change to win a gift cars. Whew, what a wild Double Wednesday this is! Have a great one.

    Christy Turlington and Louise Vyent, 1987 by Gilles Bensimon


    All the best,



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