Thursday, January 26, 2006

Favorite reader quotes...

I thought I'd share something different with you all and tell you some of my favorite reader quotes.  Things people have said to me, or written to me about my books that have either made me laugh out loud, groan or feel really, really good.
"I just finished reading your book "Willing". I don't usually write to the author, but I was so very impressed with this book. It is the kind of book that after you read it you are sorry that it's over. I am the mother of 5 young children and I have a small business so I don't have a lot of time to read, but I had to finish your book the day I started it. I don't get to take many breaks, but I thank you for the mini mind vacation." ~ Phylana (Hearing that I've made someone's day brighter with one of my books means the world to me and this is a defining moment kind of email for me.)
"I thought *you* would write children's books." ~ My uncle, blushing, after the one and only time he read one of my books.
"I couldn't put it down!" ~ Multiple Readers (Trust me, every author wants to hear some version of this and we can never hear it enough, greedy little beings that we are. LOL)
"I felt like I was there." ~ Multiple Readers (This is so key, because I did too...when I was writing it.)
"I am now re-reading it and I only bought it yesterday!" ~ Dee in the UK
"I hated your hero until 5 o'clock this morning...then I finished the book and loved him." ~ My mom after reading TBPM.
"I liked how you take the formula of an HP and twist it around and make it unpredictable." ~ Stacy
"It is one of the most sensual, passionate, AND compassionate books I’ve read in ages and ages. Don’t know where you come up with your ideas, but PLEASE just keep those wonderful books coming." ~ Judy S (On BIM - a reader I counted as a friend who recently passed away...I really treasure the fact I have her comments on so many of my stories.)
"Have you ever considered writing a real book?" ~ Shall remain nameless.
"You are the Pearl S. Buck of romance." ~ My mom after reading my first book.  (She's a big fan of PSB, but I'm not.  It was a hugely funny moment for me that I got to share with no one buy myself. LOL), it's your turn...share a funny or defining moment in your life when someone has said something to you that left you smiling, frowning or thoughtful.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Nero Wolfe...a show I'd give a lot to see more of.

How many of you are fans of the discontinued A&E series, Nero Wolfe?  I love the show and was so disappointed when it ran for only two seasons.  My dh and I have bought both seasons on DVD and will get into a kick of watching all the shows through.  I'm not sure if its the superb acting, the incredible videography or the level of attention to detail in the show, but we really love every single episode.
I'm not a huge television watcher, but if Nero Wolfe returned to the screen on a weekly basis, I'd watch faithfully. :)

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Something just plain fun...

I saw this on my friend Kate Davies' blog and thought I'd post it here. I thought it was super fun...hope you do too!

Luscious Untamed Cutie Yearningly Made for Overwhelming, Naughty Recreation and Overpowering Embraces

Okay, so who can resist being called a luscious untamed cutie? LOL I'd love to hear what some of yours are! To find out, all you have to do is click on the image above...just don't forget to come back and tell me too. :)


Monday, January 09, 2006

I just ordered this book...

Wanted for kidnapping: a bubbly blonde with a penchant for trouble. May be armed (with good intentions) and dangerously seductive...

Kerry Sullivan is running out of time-and patience. With her brother wrongfully accused of embezzling millions, she can't face one more humiliating hang-up from the man she's begging for help. Rafael Dawson may be one of the top electronic security experts in the country--and the only man who can prove her brother's innocence--but his phone manners are appalling. Damn Yankee. Too bad kidnapping the man isn't an option. Or is it?

There's nothing Kerry wouldn't do for her brother. There are lots of things she longs to do to Rafe Dawson when he's lying tied-up and naked in her secret hideaway. Rafe is certainly something to look at, but Kerry's brother's life is riding on her pulling off the impossible: getting this man who's always in control to lose it. But when the tables get turned, Kerry finds herself at Rafe's mercy. And the only way to get her way is to let him have his way--with her...

Doesn't that sound just too fun for words?  I thought so...which is why it got added to my towering TBR stack!