Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A Kiss for Miss Kingsley by Collette Cameron

Merry Christmas Eve! 

Any last minute shoppers out there? 

For once, I'm done with all my shopping (I hope!) and have even wrapped all but one gift. Unfortunately that doesn't mean I get to relax yet. My kids will be in the Children's Pageant at the church, and then I'll be heading off to Midnight Mass at my childhood church. Tomorrow will be even busier with breakfast with the inlaws at my house, lunch with my family, and dinner with my husband's cousins. 

With so much scurrying around to do, I thought I'd deliver your present a bit early this year. Here let me unwrap it for you. 


I deliver unto you, the ever fabulous, best-selling author Collette Cameron.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Calum by Xio Axelrod

This week, I get the honor of helping another one of my Romance Weekly peeps announce the release of her new book. The Calum by Xio Axelrod is a contemporary romance that hit stores only a few hours ago, just in time for Christmas. Ready to find your next favorite book? 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmastime Romance

Tis the season for snow falling, gift giving, and cuddling up by a warm fire. Romance at Christmastime? What could be better than that? Not much. 

If you found me by way of Veronica Forand, welcome! This week author Carrie Elks wants to know about our favorite Christmas story. 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Gifts for Teacher

With Christmas quickly approaching, parents everywhere are frantically searching for the perfect gift for their child's teacher. As both parent and teacher, I think I may have a few suggestions that can help you out. A big thank you to all my fellow teachers and Facebook friends who helped me compile this gift giving guide.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sing Me a Song

It's time for another Romance Weekly Blog Hop! Each week the fabulous authors of Romance Weekly get together to chat about sex, secrets, and those hot, hot guys you know you love to read about. Oh, and of course we dish on our writing process as well. If you like what you read, please leave some love in the comments! 

If you found me by way of A.S. Fenichel, welcome! I hope you enjoy your time with me today, and please come back again soon.

Are you in the mood to sing? Well, I always am. This week, Xio Axelrod wants to know what our favorite holiday song is, which is nearly impossible for me to answer since I am a huge music lover. 

But if I could only pick one?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Giving Thanks

Love to read? Love romance? Then you've come to the right place. Each week, the authors of Romance Weekly dish about what it's really like to write those romance novels you love to read. We'll chat about love, writing, and our lives. When you're done reading this blog, hop on over to the next writer for a different perspective. And don't forget to leave a comment below before you leave. 

If you found me by way of Ronnie Allen, welcome! I hope you enjoy your stay. This week, in honor of Thanksgiving, we're doing our virtual version of going around the dinner table to count our blessings.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Romance Weekly: Holiday Recipe

Do you like to read romance novels? Wouldn't you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all..... About our writing of course! Every week we'll answer questions and after you've enjoyed the blog on this site we'll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride! Tell your friends and feel free to ask us questions in the comment box.

This week, we were challenged to divulge a family favorite holiday dish. With the holidays right around the corner, it's the perfect time to pick up a few new recipes to try. If you just hopped on over here by way of Elaine Jeremiah:, welcome!

Every year the family gathers at my house for Thanksgiving dinner. Ironic, since I am terrible in the kitchen. These funny cards are very true for me.

As much as I hate cooking, this is the one time of year when I absolutely love being in the kitchen. There's just something comforting about making all my family favorites. It's like remembering or honoring all those that we have lost. And I am a huge stickler about traditions. No holiday is complete without my Grandma Nana's candied yams and my Grandpa's Napa Cabbage Salad.

Some years we wind up with 30 or more people crammed into my small house, and other years we have around 16-20. No matter what happens, someone always begs me to make my Baked Potato Salad. Hope you like it!

Baked Potato Salad
8 potatoes
1/2 lb Velveeta cheese, cubed
1/2 lb bacon, fried and crumbled
3/4 C sliced black olives
1 C mayonnaise
1/2 C onion (optional)

Peel, cube, and boil potatoes. Fry bacon until crisp, then cool and crumble. Both can be done the night before, if desired.

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 inch pan with Pam or other non-stick spray. Layer potatoes in the bottom of the pan. Cover potatoes with Velvet cubes, chopped olives, and onions. Spread mayonnaise over the top. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon and paprika. Cover and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Uncover and bake for an additional 30 minutes.

Notes: Whatever you do, don't boil the potatoes until they turn to mush! It just won't taste the same. I usually double the recipe and use a 10 pound bag of potatoes and a large box Velvet. It's usually enough to make a 9x13 dish and a 8x8 dish. We keep the smaller dish on hand in case we run out.

What to do with the leftovers:
The next morning, fry the potato salad up in a skillet and add scrambled eggs, leftover ham, and bell peppers to the mix. It's a great way to start your day!

Next up on the blog hop is author A.S. Fenichel. Click the link to check out what recipe she's cooking up for us. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Blood Brothers by C.D. Hersh

This week's Thursday Talent is a fabulous husband and wife team who write paranormal romantic suspense under the pen name of C.D. Hersh. Their newest novel, Blood Brothers, hit Amazon yesterday. Blood Brothers is the second book in the Turning Stone Chronicles. We've got lots of fun stuff today, so why don't we just jump right in?!

About The Book

When Delaney Ramsey is enlisted to help train two of the most powerful shape shifters the Turning Stone Society has seen in thousands of years, she suspects one of them is responsible for the disappearance of her daughter. To complicate matters, the man has a secret that could destroy them all. Bound by honor to protect the suspect, Delaney must prove his guilt without losing her life to his terrible powers or revealing to the police captain she’s falling for that she’s a shape shifter with more than one agenda.

The minute Captain Williams lays eyes on Delaney Ramsey, he knows she’s trouble. Uncooperative, secretive, and sexy, he can’t get her out of his mind. When he discovers she has a personal agenda for sifting through all the criminal records in his precinct, and secretly investigating his best detective, he can’t let her out of his sight. He must find out what she’s looking for before she does something illegal. If she steps over the line, he’s not certain he can look the other way for the sake of love.

Heat Level? Sensual

E.J.:   I love a good sneaky heroine. Delaney sounds like a really fun character to write. Who was your favorite character to write? 

C.D.:  In The Promised One, the first book of our series The Turning Stone Chronicles, the villain was the most fun to write. He knew nothing about the magic in the ring so every shifting experience came as a surprise. In book two, Blood Brothers, our favorite character, who will be running through the series, is Eli, Keeper of the Stone. He is a Scottish immortal who speaks in Gallic proverbs.

E.J.:  Have you always been a writer, or was there a specific event in your life that drove you to write? What about in high school? Were you in drama, journalism, or yearbook? Or something else?

C.D.:  We were both in the show choir. Donald sings bass, Catherine sings soprano.While we both have those manuscripts that will never see the light of day again from our early years, Catherine has been a freelance writer for over twenty years. 

Our collaborative writing started when our drama director asked us to write a play for the upcoming Christmas project the church was planning. That project turned out to be an interactive, walk-through drama with over one hundred characters. From that we did some skits and even have a couple of plays, radio shows and musical dramas WIP. We really got to doing romance novels because of one Catherine gave to Donald. As he read it, he said no man would act like or say what that character said. He said we could do better, and we started looking for ideas.

E.J.:  How does your family feel about you writing romance?

C.D.:  They’re fine with it. In fact Catherine’s sisters and our daughter keep asking when our next book in the series is coming out, which happened yesterday. So they are satisfied for the moment.

E.J.:  What are your personal writing tics that infiltrate your writing and later have to be weeded out? You know, words such as: that, just, really, heard, saw, etc? One of my tics is the word just.

C.D.: We have a two-page list of words, tics and other things to look for after we’ve finished the manuscript. We use a word counting program to weed out repetitive words. It’s funny how new “weasel” words keep popping up with each new book. Catherine is pretty fond of “it.” Donald finds that one every time.

E.J.:  I love the fact that you guys work together and can act as your own first editors. How cool is that?! On that note, let's pause to read a short excerpt from your new book. Here is Eli and the heroine from Blood Brothers:

The telephone jangling pulled Delaney Ramsey out of a deep sleep. Moving the digital clock on the nightstand closer to her, she squinted at the bright green numbers. Three a.m. She fumbled for the receiver.

“If you’re calling at this ungodly hour, someone better be dead,” she mumbled into the phone.

“Delaney, ’tis Eli McCraigen.”

Sitting up, she pulled the duvet cover with her. Why was the Keeper of the Stone calling her? “What’s wrong, Eli?”

“Dinna worry yerself. ’Tis good news.”

Slumping against the headboard, she yawned, the adrenalin draining away with his words. “If it’s such good news, why couldn’t you wait until tomorrow?”

“I need ye tae call a special meeting o’ the council before they get away from the city.”

“All fifteen?”

“Nay, only the senior council. I’ve a new Promised One tae present.”

“Why wasn’t he presented last night at Samhain?”

“He hadnae committed tae the cause, and he dinna have a ring until minutes before midnight.”

“This is highly irregular, Eli. I don’t know if I can get the council to agree.”

“Ye have tae. He’s a verra special man.”

“A Promised One who hasn’t even had his ring more than a few hours. That’s unheard of. How can you expect someone like that to pass even one proof test?”

“He’s already shown me two--and they’re not the paltry tests most Promised Ones have failed. He has the elusive, legendary powers, and he did them using the power of other shifters’ rings.”

She snapped awake. “Other shifters’ rings? Whose?”

“Mine, Alexi Jordan’s and Sylvia Jordan’s.”

Delaney switched the light on, knocking her reading glasses to the floor with the motion. Great. She’d just bought them. Leaning over the edge of the bed, she retrieved the glasses and put them on. “Sylvia Jordan Riley?”

“’Tis that what the she-witch is calling herself now?”

“Seems so. Her name has come across my desk in her official capacity with Homeland Security.”

“That’s the other thing I need from ye. Sylvia’s butting intae Rhys’ and Alexi’s jobs and personal lives. I’m pretty certain she knows what he is, too. I need reinforcements.”

In all the years she’d known Eli, he’d never asked for assistance. And he comes to me now. At the worst possible time. “I’m honored you’d think of me, but I can’t do more than call the council for you. Ask one of them to get your reinforcements.”

“Fine, the council can arrange that, but I need ye on a more personal mission.”

“I’m in the middle of something very important and time consuming. I can’t help.”

“Dinna ye know who’s asking ye, lassie?”

She knew all right. The most powerful man in the entire Turning Stone Society. She was crazy to even consider refusing him. Her position on the council rested on his say so. However, finding her daughter meant more to her than anything else. “Normally I’d be willing to die for you, Eli, but--”

“Let’s pray dying won’t be what we’ll be needing. But I could be putting ye in a verra dangerous position.”

That did it. No way could she help if it might cost her life. Not now. Not until she found Lila. “I’m sorry. I can’t.”

“I need ye, Delaney. Come tae University Hospital and see me. I’m in ER.”

“ER? Are you all right?”

“We had a little run-in with a panther.”


“Aye, me, Alexi, and The Promised One I mentioned. How soon can ye get here?”

Eli was hurt? Beyond a scratch or two, Eli never got injured in a battle. Were his powers failing him? Or something worse? She couldn’t lose him, too.

She flung the covers aside and shoved her feet into her slippers. “I’ll be there as soon as I can get in touch with the council. Where should I tell them we’ll meet?”

“Alexi Jordan’s house. Today at three o’clock. I’ll text ye the address and directions.”

“You text?”

“I may be auld, Delaney, but I’ve conquered every newfangled thing that has crossed my path, including the horseless carriage and electricity. Glorified typing isnae hard. ’Tis imperative all the senior council comes. Don’t take nae for an answer.”

Like what your read? Here are the links so you can purchase this new title for your very own. 

Amazon buy link for The Promised One (The Turning Stone Chronicles):

Amazon buy link for Blood Brothers (The Turning Stone Chronicles Book 2):


E.J.: I have just a couple more questions for you. How do you handle bad reviews? 

C.D.:  The advice we have received and agree with is that you just have to ignore them.

E.J.: What is your marketing plan like? Since I'm still pretty new to the publishing world, my marketing plan is pretty weak. What advice can you give? 

C.D.:  Find as many free ways as possible to promote your book because our budget is limited. You want to get your name and your books’ names out on the internet as much as possible so they appear toward the top when searched.
E.J.:  Time for my rapid fire questions. Ready? 

Salty or Sweet? Yes, both.
Coffee or Tea? Both yes.
Coke or Pepsi? Always Coke, now Zero or diet.
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate for Catherine and Vanilla for Donald.
Cat or Dog? Neither, we are petless.

The chocolate/vanilla thing sounds like my hubby and me. Well, it's been really great chatting with you. Come back anytime. Before we close for the day, let's get to know the read C.D. Hersh.

About C.D. Hersh
Putting words and stories on paper is second nature to co-authors C.D. Hersh. They’ve written separately since they were teenagers and discovered their unique, collaborative abilities in the mid-90s. As high school sweethearts and husband and wife, Catherine and Donald believe in true love and happily ever after.

Together they have co-authored a number of dramas, six which have been produced in Ohio, where they live. Their interactive Christmas production had five seasonal runs in their hometown and has been sold in Virginia, California, and Ohio. Their most recent collaborative writing efforts have been focused on romance. The first book of their paranormal romance series entitled The Promised One (The Turning Stone Chronicles) is available on Amazon. The second book in the series Blood Brothers is coming October 29, 2014 from Soul Mate Publishing.

Connect with C.D.
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Amazon Author Page:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Romance Weekly: #LoveWriteChat

Love to read? Enjoy a good romance? Then you've come to the right spot. Each week, the fabulously creative authors at Romance Weekly, host a fun-filled blog hop especially for you! We spill the beans on what it's like to be a writer, give you the inside scoop on our writing process, and at times, tackle flash fiction assignments. Like honest book reviews, comments are always welcome. 

If you are joining me for the first time today, or found me by way of Mishka Jenkins, welcome! And a big hello to my returning friends. *waves hello*

This week, Mishka Jenkins challenged us to write a love letter using the following three random words: sweet, pumpkin, and brush. Oh, and it has to be under 400 words. 

Before I unveil my attempt at this assignment, you should know that I suck at stuff like this. I tend to have an unusual ways of following directions, so my projects always seem to take an odd twist. For instance, the assignment directions never specifically stated that the letter had to be written to a lover. 

Don't say I didn't warn you. 

This love letter clocks in at 271 words 
Dear Addy, 
We’ve never been introduced, not officially anyway, but I thought you should know I’m in love with you. 
The first time I saw you across the room, our eyes locked. Standing amidst the crowd, steeped in the heady aroma of pumpkin spice latte, you gazed into the depths of my soul, trying to unlock all my innermost mysteries. As the crowd parted, you tucked a lock of hair behind an ear and flashed me that sweet smile, the warmth of it caressing my soul. Had I found my soul mate? My one and only?
Finally we stood only a mere foot apart. I was dumbfounded by your beauty. And then you spoke and asked my name. You let your fingers brush against mine, lingering past what common courtesy would deem appropriate. By this time I have to admit, I was beside myself, so tempted was I to sweep you into my arms right then and there, to drown myself in your forbidden kiss. But I refrained, as only a proper gentleman could.
From afar I watched you work as you mixed my drink, a concoction of coffee and pure ecstasy in a cup. And then you handed it to me. That smile, that lingering touch. When I saw the way you wrote my name - spelled properly and capitalized even - I knew you felt it too. 
It was with regret that we parted ways. I take solace in the knowledge that I will see you again soon. Kindred spirits always find their way back to each other somehow. Until tomorrow morning, my dear.
Forever and always yours,

I hope you enjoyed Sam's love letter to his favorite barista. Next up on this week's blog hop is Xio Axelrod - Thanks for dropping by! 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Romance Weekly: #LoveWriteChat

Love reading sinfully delicious romance novels? Want to know more about how those novels come to life and wind up in your hands? Each Tuesday, a merry band of romance writers spill the beans on all their trade secrets. To join the fun, simply blog hop from one author to the next. And if that's not enough excitement for you, Romance Weekly has a new website to explore, Twitter feed to follow, Pinterest page, Google+ page, and newsletter to sign up for. We've got exciting stuff going on around here! 

Romance Weekly

If you found me by way of Fiona Riplee's fabulous blog, welcome! This week's questions come from Vicki Mixon. Let's jump right in.

Was there a defining moment in your life when you knew you were going to become a writer? If so, what was it?
I don't there was ever one single moment when I knew that I would wind up as a published writer. I've always tinkered around with writing, using it as an outlet for my emotions, but dipping a toe into the publishing world was not initially an ambition I'd aspired to. I've always viewed myself as a teacher first, and a writer in my spare time. Someday that might change. 

When you write a story do you see it unfold as one big picture, or do you add layering in subsequent drafts?
Usually the story unfolds for me as I write. I may not always see the entire big picture when I first begin writing the story, but eventually I get small snippets of the storyline, enough to keep me going. Sometimes, the story stalls while I ponder the dilemma my characters find themselves in. That's when I get really good at procrastinating and my house gets uber clean. 

How many drafts do you usually write before you send your work to your editor?
Too many to count! Once the first draft is done, I play around with my story, adding more setting details, and tightening up the plot. As I finish up my first draft of Assassin P.I., I've kept a separate document with revision notes to myself. Stuff like, use Jack's hat as a symbol of his vulnerability, or mention his love of comic books again. The document gets pretty long by the time I'm done with the story. The way I see it? I'm still learning how to write novels, so I can forgive myself for writing a lousy first draft, but I can't forgive myself for publishing a subpar novel. Revision and rewrites are a vital part of the process . . . and kinda fun! 

Next up? Vicki Mixon See you next week! 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Romance Weekly: #LoveChatWrite

Come on, you know you're dying to find out what goes on inside the twisted minds of your favorite romance writers. What inspires them? What makes them tick? Each Tuesday, the writers of Romance Weekly will take you behind the scenes and tell all. So sit down and buckle up for the ride. Comments are always appreciated. 

If you found me by way of Mikki Cober, welcome!  This week's questions come from the ever fabulous Beth Carter. Ready? Let's dig in! 

What’s your favorite aspect of novel writing? Dialogue? Setting? Conflict? Narration? Explain.

Dialogue, definitely the dialogue. When I sit down to write a scene, it's the dialogue that I hear. It's as if my characters are inside my head having a conversation that only I can hear. I think a lot of that stems from the fact that I started out writing short plays. In a play, there are no character thoughts to contend with, the conversations drive the entire plot. With my first novel, I had to write in complete silence, so I could hear my scenes. With Assassin, P.I., I have a soundtrack that my dialogue is set to. Once I capture the lines I hear, I go back and layer in the setting details and flesh out the narration. 

How do you choose the setting for your plot? Are they always similar settings or does it vary? (i.e., small town, big city, castle, etc.)
I tend to lean toward small towns for my stories. It's what I know. It's all I know. We might not have the traffic, drive-bys, or the oodles of people big cities have, but small towns have secrets to hide, and decades old feuds that just won't die. Gossip could practically be considered a sport. But despite all the potential negatives that come with living in a small town, there's nothing quite like it. When tragedy strikes, the entire town pulls together. After all, everyone is connected in some way. We're practically family. 

When it comes to selecting a setting for my stories, trust me, I've got all the inspiration I need, right here in my small hometown. 

I’m a big six-word memoir fan. (Hemingway even wrote one.) Describe your writing day using just six words.
Only six words?! I'm a pretty chatty gal, so stopping at only six words is nearly impossible. But here's my attempt: 

Must teach students: write, revise, repeat. 

I might not have the pleasure of spending every day with my butt in the chair, writing until my fingers are numb, but I do have the distinct pleasure of sharing my writing knowledge with my students. Ergo, I am writing by default. I'm just not adding to my word count at the moment. 

Thanks for stopping by! Next up on the blog hop? Raine Balkera. Hop on over and show her some love.  

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Chef d'Amour by Brenda Margriet

One of my favorite parts of being a writer (other than being paid to do what I love), is that I get to meet a slew of talented authors and introduce them to you! This week's talent is Brenda Margriet, author of Chef d'Amour. Brenda is a contemporary romance writer and one of my Romance Weekly Blog Hop friends. Be sure to spread the love and leave a comment before you leave today.

Without further adieu, here's Brenda to tell us all about her new release. 

Brenda:   Thanks so much for hosting me today, Elizabeth! My second romance, CHEF D'AMOUR was released August 29th by The Wild Rose Press, and I am so happy to be able to share this event with my Romance Writer's Weekly friends.

E.J.:   The pleasure is all mine! Congrats on your new release, by the way. Your cover art looks fabulous. So why don't you tell us all what Chef d'Amour is about. 

 About the Book

All Jemma Hedge wants to do is care for her ailing grandmother, and a job behind-the-scenes on the reality show Reservations for Two is the perfect opportunity. There's one rule—no fraternizing with the cast. Easy enough, until she meets the show's sexy bachelor, Paul Almeida, the smouldering restaurateur she's already had the displeasure of meeting.

Paul risked more than money when he opened his dream restaurant. To give his fantasy a fighting chance he accepts the role of Chef d'Amour on a brand new reality show. Flirting with the women vying for his heart should keep him too busy to worry about overstepping boundaries with the crew, until he spots Jemma.

The ingredients for love are at hand. Can Jemma and Paul create the perfect blend?

Brenda:   I have a confession to make. While CHEF D'AMOUR is set behind-the-scenes on a romance reality TV show, I have never watched one. Like my heroine, Jemma, I have trouble believing that a true, lasting love can grow under the beady-eyed lens of a television camera. A romance behind the camera, however – that I can get into! Maybe because that's how I found my true love – but that's a different story....

E.J.:  Ooh, do tell! I love hearing about real-life love stories. Maybe you can give me the inside scoop when we're done here. But seriously, I love the premise. It's easy to understand and the conflict isn't contrived. It makes sense. I'm kind of dying to know who makes the first move. 

Brenda:   It was a lot of fun writing about Paul and Jemma, and I hope you enjoy reading about them. As an added bonus, my romantic suspense, MOUNTAIN FIRE is only 99 cents until September 12th on Amazon, Kobo, Nook and more. You can find all of my buy links on my website –

E.J.:   How about giving us a juicy little tidbit in the meantime? Pretty please? 

Brenda:   Here's a publisher-approved excerpt.

Dizziness swirled through Paul and he lifted his mouth for an instant, long enough for a quick, desperate breath before dipping back to sip from Jemma again. A taste, one more, another—then she tore away, thrust away, threw his hands down. She pressed against the far wall, staring at him with her unearthly blue eyes. Her breasts heaved under her black t-shirt. A flush shaded the hollow of her throat. 
His palms tingled from the silk of her skin, her tang lingered on his tongue. Need for her simmered in his veins. 
She stared at him, one hand held to her mouth. He should say something. Apologize. Apologize? What the hell for? 
“Are you trying to get me fired?” Her voice came out squeaky, panicked.
Oh, right. She wasn’t allowed to associate with him. “Of course not.” That kiss was well over the line, but he didn’t regret it, not one bit. 
“Then what was that?” Her hand flailed between them. 
“I kissed you.” 
“I know that!” Her eyes flashed. “Why?” 
“I wanted to.” He rolled tense shoulders. His breathing eased as his pulse steadied and he resisted the impulse to hold her hard against him, nestle her to his body. She’d probably slap him. “I have to tell you, Jemma. You are much more fascinating than any of the women on the show.” 
“I’m not a contestant!” Red brightened the tip of her nose. “You can’t pick me. You have to pick one of the contestants.” 
“I’ll pick who I want.” And I pick you. He didn’t dare say it out loud. 
“Stay away from me.” She edged past him, grasped the door handle. “Just stay away from me.” She fled.

E.J.:   Who knew Paul could be such a naughty boy?! Can't wait to find out how he wins Jemma over. This one is definitely going on my TBR pile. Let's see what the experts are saying about Chef d'Amour.

from Cora Seton, national bestselling author of the Cowboys of Chance Creek series 
"Great story - I love, love, love all the detail. Brenda Margriet does a terrific job setting up scenes and evoking places, and I felt like she really knew what she was talking about when it came to showing behind-the-scenes on a television set. Terrific book!"
from Kim Handysides 
"Brenda Margriet's characters are interesting, quirky, nicely rounded and the conflict is great. I love the authenticity she brings to the television studio scenes. I thoroughly enjoyed Paul and Jemma's story."
E.J.:   Before we close for today, I think everyone needs to know more about you, the brilliant writer behind that delicious scene.

About the Author:

Brenda's love of books began as a child. She ran into the living room holding "Old Hat, New Hat", tripped and smashed into the corner of the coffee table. The book sustained a deep gouge in its cover, and Brenda has never forgotten its sacrifice.

As a teenager, she saved babysitting money to buy a typewriter. It had an electric keyboard with manual return, and cost more than $300. When she wasn't clacking away on it, she could be found hiding behind the couch with her nose in a book.

Her first release, MOUNTAIN FIRE, is a romantic suspense set in Northern BC. Her second release, CHEF D'AMOUR, is a contemporary romance set behind-the-scenes on a romance reality TV show.

Brenda lives in Northern British Columbia with her husband, three children (all of whom are taller than her) and various finny and furry pets. By day she is Production Manager at the local television station, and by night she pecks away at her works in progress.

Find out more about Brenda, including social media and buy links, at

E.J.:  Thank you so much, Brenda, for joining me today. I wish you good luck and hope you enjoy many, many sales. May your book hit all sorts of best seller lists!