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1. What other pen names have you written under?
Like many writers, I've been writing and telling stories since I was little. I only attempted publication once - sending in a story to Harlequin, which was quite rightly rejected, when I was in my early twenties. Then I worked in various and sundry professions, including newspaper reporter, waitress, EMT, emergency room tech, nurse's aide, and finally now I'm a full time author.
2. You write about women who are not stick figures they have curves and attitude to spare, all women have body issues any women who says she doesn't is either lying or a narcissist, do you think we as women judge ourselves and each other to harshly?
I do think that we as women are too quick to judge other women for their looks, their body, their clothing...that's why I write BBW books in which the hero always sees the heroine as beautiful, in which he celebrates her curves and her body the way people did back in the time of Rubens.
3. You are in your own words, "shamelessly commercial", what exactly do you think that means? (I honestly don't know)
When I say that I'm shamelessly commercial - I mean that I am writing to make a living, and I keep that in mind when I'm plotting and writing my books. I have studied the bestseller lists to see what sells well, I have read countless books to improve my craft, and I write in subject areas that I feel are popular ones and that will sell well. I also write in subject areas that I enjoy - I've read science fiction and fantasy since I was a child, watched reruns of the original Star Trek when I was in my teens - and now I write paranormal romance. If it didn't sell well, however, I'd try something else. In fact, I wrote a couple of cowboy romances that I loved, which didn't sell well, and I didn't end up writing any more of them.
4. Your new book The Bobcat's Tale is out, even after a book is released do you still feel nervous until the reviews start coming in?
I always feel nervous when I've released a new book, until I see how well it's selling and what the reviewers say. I do pay attention to my reviews, and I've learned a lot from them.
5. You love getting reviews of your book does it ever bug you or hurt your feelings when you see reviews for your books that are just plain cruel and are more malicious than anything else? When you see a good review does it give you the warm and fuzzies?
And since I'm only human, if I get 20 great reviews and one terrible one, the terrible one still stings. Great reviews delight me, of course, I read them again and again. I don't mind at all when I get constructive criticism, in fact I find it helpful, but when people are just insulting without even pointing out what they didn't like, it's hard to take - but that is unfortunately what every writer has to deal with if they want to offer their books for sale.
6. What is your favorite comfort food/s?
My favorite comfort foods are pasta and sweets, especially tira misu and chocolate mousse. I love fettucine alfredo almost as much as I love my children. Also pasta primavera. Also - darn it, now I'm hungry!
Ty Jackson was Abigail’s high school nemesis. The popular quarterback mocked her full figure and her studious ways; hurt, she ran a humiliating picture of him in the school newspaper. She can’t imagine anything more infuriating than the big, handsome jerk coming back from the big city and living on the ranch next door to her property…except being blackmailed into a fake marriage to help him save his family’s ranch. But what are Ty’s true reasons for wanting to marry Abigail…and what are his secret plans for the ranch?
Curvy girl Josephine Sawyer knows there’s only one reason why hottie bounty hunter Cooper Thomas is putting the moves on her – because he wants information on the whereabouts of her bail jumping brother. So she ended up letting Cooper sweet talk her into a night of scorchingly hot sex…so what? She’d never betray her family. But Josephine is shocked when she finds Cooper pursuing her with increasing passion, acting jealous when other men hit on her, and shadowing her every move. Is he really falling for the feisty, plus sized beauty, or is it all part of a greater scheme – a scheme which could put her life in danger?
Blue Moon Junction
New Yorker Ginger Colby, half witch, half werewolf, all curves, has made an immediate and lasting impression on the Alpha of Blue Moon County. Unfortunately, she did it by publicly insulting him – she turned down the smug, sexy werewolf sheriff when he asked her to dance with him at the local honky-tonk. Now the furious Alpha of her pack is ordering her to make amends with Sheriff Sexy – or risk igniting a war between the Red Wolves and the Gray. The Sheriff’s idea of re-establishing his dominance includes a bare bottom spanking, making her work for him as his new assistant, and flirting with her outrageously. But is he flirting with her just to get revenge for humiliating him – or does he want something more? And can a liberated big city werewolf find happiness with a dominant small town shifter? With the mysterious disappearance of an archeology professor, and a jealous Alpha female stirring up trouble…Ginger may not have a chance to find out!
Curvy bobcat shifter Lainey Robinson is through with men - so she’s fleeing to the most out of the way bed and breakfast she can find, in tiny Blue Moon Junction, Florida. She shows up expecting privacy, peace and quiet. What she gets is total chaos - she’s landed right in the middle of the local Alpha’s wedding week. Worse, some crazy love psychic is insisting that Lainey crash the wedding because her fated mate will be there, tensions are running high between the Blue Moon Pack and a rival pack, and a gorgeous wolf shifter is either suspiciously interested in Lainey, or just suspicious of her.
Wolf shifter Jax Mackenzie has never been accused of being a nice guy – but being nice doesn’t get the job done. A wolf without a pack, he works the most dangerous assignments doled out by a private security company – and his latest case is a real killer. A fatal Rage virus is spreading among the members of an elite BDSM club, and Jax is determined to get to the bottom of the case. To get what he wants, he’ll ruthlessly use his supernatural strength, his wealthy connections, and Bobbi, the beautiful coyote shifter who’s following him for reasons of her own. But the coyote is his fated mate – and possibly his mortal enemy. Now it’s not just Jax’s heart that’s at risk – it’s his life.
Chloe Novak may be the world’s clumsiest cat shifter; in fact, she’s the only panther she’s ever heard of that doesn’t land on its feet. She may hide her looks behind her glasses, lumpy cardigans, and stacks of books. However, she’s got her beautifully creaky old house and her university job, and she’s content…until billionaire panther shifter Kenneth Chamberlin strides through her office door with an offer she literally can’t refuse, if she ever wants to see her grandmother alive again. The problem is, the Chamberlin family are the ones who ruined her family’s life and reputation – and the sinfully handsome Kenneth makes her tingle in all the right places. How can she work with him in close quarters and keep her heart and her sanity intact?
Cats and dogs don’t mix – so panther shifter Belle Simmons will never get a chance to act on her secret crush on Axel McManus, the sexiest werewolf this side of the Montana state line…right? That’s what she thinks until the day she’s fleeing an arranged marriage with a much older panther known to have perverted desires and a vicious temper – and Axel comes to the rescue. The only way that the wealthy, corrupt Raymond Charucki will release Belle from her obligation is if she can steal a certain priceless icon belonging to a terrifying witch…and to her shock, Axel insists on accompanying her. Is he protecting the shy, orphaned panther out of pity…or out of love?
Every witch in Twin River City is eagerly primping for the annual Crystal Ball, where they will have a chance to be claimed by a warlock – except for Big Beautiful Witch Fiona, of course. The one warlock she yearns for, the sinfully sexy Enforcer Erik Bloodstone, would never claim a chubby girl like her – would he? He’s been flirting with her for years, but she knows it’s in jest – which makes it sting all the more. To make matters worse, he’s investigating a series of warehouse thefts in her rundown neighborhood, so she can never get away from him and give her aching heart a break. As Erik and Fiona grow closer, she comes to realize he may be leading a double life – and leading her on. Will the night of the Crystal Ball finally reveal the truth about Erik and his mysterious plans – and will the truth break her heart?