Snickers (Not the Candy)

Finally, our wonderful moderator, Christyna Hunter, is here to share a few words about her relationship with romance books. Please come and meet her, me, and all the lovely women I’ve featured this week, tomorrow, Saturday, February 13th, at 2PM at the Ashburn Virginia Library. The address is below. See you there! Now please help me welcome, USA Today Happy Ever After blogger and Virginia … Continue reading Snickers (Not the Candy)

Delancey Stewart’s Five Most Romantic Things

I’m hosting my fellow panelists from the Love Between the Covers event this week as we lead up to the date (details below). I’ve asked them all to write about what  romance means to them. Please help me welcome Delancey Stewart as she talks about her Five Most Romantic Things.  Enjoy! Diana   There are lots of clichéd things that come to mind when we think … Continue reading Delancey Stewart’s Five Most Romantic Things

Candice Gilmer's Just His Taste

What do you get when you cross a motorcycle-riding,22181805 leather-wearing, fairy godmother, intent on finding her male charge the woman of his dreams, with Cupid, the Greek gods, and pure mayhem? Answer: Candice Gilmer’s fantastic new book: Just His Taste.

Here’s the back of book blurb:

Avalynn Fay is not a typical Fairy Godmother. She wears leather body suits, rides motorcycles, Continue reading “Candice Gilmer's Just His Taste”

Sally MacKenzie: No Longer Naked!

Sally MacKenzie has a warm, generous spirit and a smile that makes you instantly feel as if you are her friend.  In real life, she’s sort of mild-mannered — not the kind of woman you’d think would write a bestselling romance series where all her heroes start off naked. In this video interview, she shares with me the trials and tribulations of being a romance … Continue reading Sally MacKenzie: No Longer Naked!

The Mysterious Rebecca York

Sometimes things just don’t go well.

Rebecca is a fellow member of two of my writing groups. Knowing the interview/blog was coming up, I had my husband snap a photo of the two of us at a party we attended together. Rebecca wore this drop dead elegant faux leopard coat, I was in my holiday best. The photo he got had my hair standing on end and both of us in the midst of smiling. We ended up looking as if we were gnashing our teeth! I called Rebecca and told her we couldn’t use the photo and she laughed. Her husband, who is an excellent photographer, apparently hadn’t gotten a good shot of her that day either. Oh well. That’s life, and I’m sure rotten photos plague bestselling authors even more than they do me. After all, how often have I been in the paper compared to the incomparable Rebecca York? Glad she could send this lovely photo of herself instead.

Doesn’t she look mysterious against that black background? I couldn’t let Rebecca get away without asking her a few questions today! She graciously set aside some time to let me ask away.

Before I forget, please make sure to leave a comment in order to be entered to win a copy of Rebecca’s newest Harlequin Intrigue, Her Baby’s Father.  (You can gain two extra entries by also posting a comment at and by following this blog.)

Diana: You’re known as one of the premier authors in romantic suspense, how did you start writing in this genre? What drew you to it? Continue reading “The Mysterious Rebecca York”

What is Under that Kilt?

Today, we’re pondering an age-old question:  What is under that kilt?  <G>  And who better to answer it than my guest, Willa Blair, best-selling and award-winning author of Highland Healer.  Her novel is the first in a series set in the 16th century Highlands, when the old ways and old talents still shaped events. 

Even Victorian women were curious about Kilts

Have you ever wondered:

– why you never see a Scotsman shining his boots? 

– or wearing patent leather shoes?

– why there’s no men’s Scottish gymnastic team?

–   Just what does a Scotsman wear under his kilt?     Continue reading “What is Under that Kilt?”