Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Incredible book!

Okay...I bought this book when I was on deadline for my own, but did that stop me from reading it the minute I got home from the bookstore?  No, it did not.  It's a tremendous collection of stories...my two favorites being those by MaryJanice Davidson and Angela Knight.  Trust me...if you like sexy romance with a really strong heroine, you are going to ADORE this book!
“Warfem” featured in KICK @$$ by Angela Knight
(Berkeley Trade, September 2005)
They're sexy. They're smart. And they aren't afraid of a little danger-not even when it comes to matters of the heart...
Four of today's hottest authors present a quartet of stories about bold women who take no prisoners-either in a fight or in love. Whether it's in the bedroom, in the outer limits of the galaxy, or out on the mean streets, they kick heart-stopping action to the next level. These are women who can hold their own and aren't to be trifled with. The men in their lives know that-and they love it...
In “Warfem,” Alina Kasi reunites with her lover Baird Arvid after two decades apart. Passion instantly blazes between the two superhuman warriors, but old enemies and new lies may tear them apart. And Alina dreads what Baird will do when he finds out about the secret she’s been keeping for the past twenty years. But she soon discovers she’s not the only one keeping secrets.
Read an excerpt.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Live talk radio interview!

Hi, guys...I've got that live radio interview today about my debut historical release, TOUCH ME, on Laura's Much Ado About Books . You can call in (1-888-335-5204), or email (Questions@BookTalkRadio.net) in questions and I think it would be awesome if you did. Sandra Brown is going to be on the program too. I'm not sure which one of us is going first, but I'm betting it's me as they'll save the big draw for the last half of the show to keep people listening. To listen to the show live, click here (please note that this link is only good during the show), or if you want to listen to it after the initial airing, click here.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

For those of you who just like plain sexy...

Susanna is a fabulous author and her first single title rocks!
This is the reason Stephanie Monroe ran away from small-town America in the first place—this insane sense of buttoned-up propriety that's managed to get her thrown in jail. It's not her fault people can't tell the difference between her haute couture and lady-of-the-evening wear! But now, after several citizen complaints, Stephanie finds herself booked by one of Mayfield's finest…and finest is definitely the word. Everything about Jack Logan, from his strong jaw to the way he wears his holster, is irresistibly appealing. And now, the biggest temptation in town—a man in uniform—is resurrecting Stephanie's long-buried, apple-pie good girl…and she needs to do something about it fast…
Doesn't that sound delish???
Lucy :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

I love dragons...

HEART OF THE DRAGON by Gena Showalter

(HQN Books, September 2005)

He’ll make you burn…

He is a Dragon, a rare breed of warriors able to transform into the legendary creature at will. Though the mighty warlord breathes fear into the minds of his enemies and fire into the blood of his women, no one has ever stirred his heart -- until he encounters Grace Carlyle of modern day Earth. He burns to possess this proud, alluring beauty . . . but he has sworn to kill her.

Journey to the mythical world of Atlantis, where the gods’ hid their greatest mistakes – the vampires, demons, dragons, and other creatures of legend – and experience white-hot passion, exciting adventure, and a love that defies the boundaries of time and magic.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Some really cool news and a book I just loved!

Okay...first, for news on how to help victims of Hurricane Katrina, visit the giving page on my website.  I have donated signed books and other stuff to auctions to raise funds as well.  Watch this space for links to those auctions to be posted.
Second, I'm launching into another exciting endeavor...a chat group hosted by six super fun authors.  Okay, yes one of them is me, but the others are: Dianne Castell, LuAnn McLane, Rosemary Laurey, Janice Maynard and Shiloh Walker.  To join the group, just click here and follow the directions for joining the group.
And finally, for that book I just loved...
They're just the sexy boys next door...if next door is a really, really weird place.
Meet Damon, Maltese, and Shakar - three noble brothers from an enchanted kingdom where wooing and pleasuring is practically a royal commandment.  They're hot.  Irresistible.  And just a little different.  But what woman doesn't like a guy with a few surprises?
This book is hot and sexy and just cracks me up!  If you like quirky humor, sexy stories and heroines who have snark down to a fine art, you've got to read this book!

Saturday, September 03, 2005

My trip to NZ & Australia

First of all...I'll be posting tomorrow or the next day with info on ways to help with relief efforts in the aftermath of Katrina.  So, watch this space...
And to read Tom's (in)famous trip reports, visit here.  He covers a lot of stuff I won't because my impressions are all about the people I met.  When we arrived in New Zealand, we had a couple of days before the conference started to sightsee, but after that...I was pretty much busy with speaking and getting to know the authors, booksellers and editors I met in Auckland.  The first chance I had was at a get together the night before the conference where I met Barbara Clendon for the first time as well as the other conference coordinators and out of town authors.  I also got to sit on a couch visiting with Yvonne Lindsey for over an hour.  It was GREAT!
I was a little nervous about speaking at the conference because I had so many sessions, but the overwhelming welcome I received from the very first moment settled my nerves right down.  That first day, I went to lunch with the other Harlequin authors and Stuart and Rosie from the Harlequin Australia office.  We dined in a swank Italian place that would make a fabulous setting for a special dinner in a book.  Hmm...  I got to meet and talk with some of my heroes...Daphne Clair, Robyn Donald and Susan Napier.  Can you say overwhelmed with delight?  LOL  It was truly lovely and to make it even better, I had a chance to sit beside Stuart, who has a charming wit and a real insight into marketing romance novels.  Fabulous man. :)
Back at the conference, I met more published authors and aspiring authors and listened to some really brilliant women talk about writing.  And at the Blue Moon cocktail party that night, I had a chance to talk to Rosie (an editor out of Aus HM&B's office) and realized I had another kindred spirit at Harlequin besides my editor Kim.  I love all the editors and staff at HM&B, I really do...but Kim is special and so is Rosie.  Two truly wonderful women you can't help but enjoy in person.  Which is why I was so happy to share Kim with my family at dinner our last night in New Zealand.  I have to say they all think she is as wonderful as I do!
Frankly, the conference was just too short for me...I could have hung around with those Kiwi and visiting romance authors for a lot longer. :)  But we moved on to Australia and my friend Serena met us at the airport!  It was so lovely to see her smiling face and to get to chat with her in person finally!  We made it to our apartment without much mishap and got to sightsee again before the conference commenced.  But this time, we spent one of the nights having dinner with Serena and a group of writers and their husbands she introduced us to.  It was like family and we all felt so comfortable with them that everyone has agreed that night was one of the major highlights of our trip.  Tom and Ed (Serena's husband) are both sci-fi buffs.  It was hard to tell who was doing more chatting, the romance writers together as a group for the first time, or their husbands who hit it off like brothers.  Very cool!
The conference itself was absolutely splendid and once again I got to spend time with Kim, Rosie & Stuart...but a ton of aspiring and published authors as well.  Trish Morey was there making me feel welcome with her sweet, sweet smile and two more of my all time favorite authors and women I admire more than I can say were there too...Emma Darcy and Helen Bianchin.  Oh, it was a grand time and I could have spent hours more chatting with and listening to these ladies.  I also got a chance to get to know Melanie Milburne a bit better (as we'd met for the first time in Reno - she's really lovely) and met Carol Marinelli, whom I adore.   and I've decided that HP authors are simply a very special breed indeed.  Not that I didn't love meeting everyone else, because you've just got to know that I did!  Fiona Brand has a smile that is totally infectious and Marion Lennox has one of the kindest natures of anyone I've ever met...and Anne Dunn is just plane funny and nice!  I'm forgetting somebody and I don't mean to, but it was a whirlwind trip with more impressions in my head than it can hold sometimes. :)
I came home rejuvenated and truly impressed with the beauty to be found in the people connected to the genre I love so much!
If I could afford this expense, these are two conferences I would attend every year.