Valerie Bowman Says “Yes” to the … Rogue!

Today on BookSmart, I’m interviewing historical romance author, Valerie Bowman. Her novels are smart and fun and I’m a big fan.   Valerie grew up in Illinois with six sisters (she’s number seven) and a huge supply of historical romance novels. After a cold and snowy stint earning a degree in English with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida the … Continue reading Valerie Bowman Says “Yes” to the … Rogue!

A Duke's Wicked Kiss: Great Fiction from Kathleen Bittner Roth

Golden Heart Finalist Kathleen Bittner Roth is an expert storyteller. Her intricate and spellbinding historical/romantic suspense takes the reader from 81chOz+5v6L._SL1500_ England to India and back again. Spun against a lush background of Indian palaces, exotic jewels, a cheetah, and an uprising, her characters and writing sizzle as much as the romance. This satisfying and well-written book, laden with incredible detail, transports readers to places and times impossible to otherwise experience.

Here’s the blurb for A Duke’s Wicked Kiss:

While on a secret mission for the Crown, a proper duke falls for an improper daughter of an Indian royal and British noble.

Miss Suri Thurston knows the pain of abandonment. Intent on confronting the grandmother who tossed her to the lions, Continue reading “A Duke's Wicked Kiss: Great Fiction from Kathleen Bittner Roth”

How Delilah Marvelle Gave Me A Night of Pleasure

Writers around the world were mesmerized a few weeks ago when author, Delilah Marvelle, and Kensington CEO, Steven Zacharius, engaged in a public exchange of staggering honesty.  Each clearly stated their views about the relationship between authors and publishers and whether or not independent book publishing was the better course. (See link below). I must say I had never read a book by Delilah Marvelle. … Continue reading How Delilah Marvelle Gave Me A Night of Pleasure

Eloisa James Explains it All

NY Times best selling author, Eloisa James sat down with me at a conference at McDaniel College.  She gave advice for new writers, told me about her family, her career, and discussed genre fiction versus literature.  What a treat!  I couldn’t wait to share this.  The interview is divided into four parts.  Make sure to click on the link “continue reading” to see the entire set of interviews.  Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Interview #1:  Eloisa gives some sage advice to want to be and young writers:

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