The View From Cloud 9

Please welcome Rita-nominated guest blogger, Sarah Andre, as she extends congratulations from all the Kiss and Thrill gals to Sharon Wray for her fantastic debut novel, Every Deep Desire. Thanks for posting today Sarah. I’m so excited for Sharon Wray, and know my readers will be, too! by Sarah Andre All nine of us are up here and the champagne is overflowing! Welcome, friends, as … Continue reading The View From Cloud 9

Jacquie Biggar Tells All

Jacquie Biggar writes Romantic Suspense with tough, alpha males who know what they want, until they’re gob-smacked by strong, contemporary heroines, willing to show them that what they really need is love. Blessed with a long, happy marriage, Jacquie enjoys writing romance novels that end with happy-ever-afters. She lives in paradise along the west coast of Canada with her family and loves reading, writing, and flower gardening. … Continue reading Jacquie Biggar Tells All

It's Here! Lena Diaz's Ashes

I was incredibly lucky to get a sneak peek at Lena Diaz’s next book in her Nursery Rhyme series:  Ashes, Ashes, They All Fall Dead.  Diaz’s writing gets better and better.  You will not be able to put down this story of an FBI agent caught up in a case that forces her to confront a tortured past and resurrect memories any sane person would … Continue reading It's Here! Lena Diaz's Ashes

Researching Books and Diabetes with Brenda Novak

A heartfelt cyber-hug to everyone affected by the the tornado in Oklahoma City yesterday.  My thoughts and prayers are with you! We’re on DAY 2 of  BRENDA NOVAK WEEK!  Yay!  Brenda has the most interesting stories about how she researches her books and, if you tune in to the following video, you’ll hear first hand how she does it.  In the meantime, please don’t forget … Continue reading Researching Books and Diabetes with Brenda Novak

A RANGER KISSED & THRILLED

I’d like to welcome Angi Morgan for being my guest blogger today.  I have a special place in my heart for Angi because she presented me with my Golden Heart Award for my book The Spy in the Mirror a year and a half ago.

Thank you Angi for sharing your story!  Shout out to Lena Diaz for arranging this blog post, too.

A RANGER KISSED & THRILLED

My May hero is a Texas Ranger. Now, I’m an 11th generation Texan. Seriously. My morgan-angi-headshotancestors on my mom’s side received original Spanish land grants and we don’t know when they arrived, but the first recorded death is in 1759 “by Indian arrow.” My father’s grandfather was a Texas Sheriff who owned the local saloon. So both sides of my family have been here quite a while. Die Hard Texan…that’s me.

I have no idea why I became so “Texas Proud.” My family wasn’t crazy about it. I spoke to my grandmothers to receive colorful stories and history. One that pops into my mind is from the Depression about a swinging ham in the smokehouse and my grandmother cutting some fingers off a thief. But I think my real love for Texas came because there is so much to see and write about. My books are all located in Texas and when I wanted to go west…the only logical hero was a Texas Ranger.

I was surprised to discover that the Rangers are the oldest law enforcement organization in the northern continent. Established in 1823, there could be several generations of Rangers in one family–sort of like generations of cop families. Enter Cord McCrea…he’s definitely a ‘Kiss & Thrill’ hero, loyal to a fault, good at his job, and in love with one woman–his ex-wife. Continue reading “A RANGER KISSED & THRILLED”

Lena Diaz Dragged Out in Public and Forced to Speak!

Breaking news …

Multi-award winning author, Lena Diaz,

Diana Belchase and Lena Diaz at last year's Golden Heart Awards
Diana Belchase and Lena Diaz at last year’s Golden Heart Awards

was dragged out of a conference in Anaheim last summer and actually forced to speak — on film, no less — by the audacious Diana Belchase.

Despite her fervent protests, Lena was beaten into submission in the most terrifying and horrific manner by her blogmate.  Subjected to the greatest inequities, deprived of food and water until she capitulated, you, the viewer, will see here, the abject misery and torment to which an author can be subjected — not only by the nature of her profession, but in the name of so called friendship.

We ask you to judge, both the perpetrator and the victim.  Leave your verdict in the comment section (here or at KissAndThrill.com) and for your efforts, one of you will win an e-copy of Lena’s newest release, Explosive Attraction, for your effort.  But be warned — if you consider this a bribe, and the verdict turns unduly in Lena’s favor, Diana has vowed to retaliate — by searching out and videoing each of you… (insert loud menacing echo here).

MUUHAHAHA

Okay, now that that’s over (I just couldn’t resist!), I do have real news.  At a recent conference, it was heard that Lena is a new rising star who not only is doing phenomenally in the states but is taking Germany by storm as well!  All I can say is YIPPEE! Continue reading “Lena Diaz Dragged Out in Public and Forced to Speak!”

Diane Kelly Profits From Tax Evasion!

Author Diane Kelly is actually making money from tax evasion! Writing about tax evasion — that is.  Her books are murderously funny, the plot twists keep you dying to get to the end — where everyone gets their just desserts. I sat down with Diane and found out her ideas come from her real life as a tax attorney.  Please enjoy this short interview, and … Continue reading Diane Kelly Profits From Tax Evasion!