Bikini Season is...

a) the Universe’s way of mocking us. b) here, baby, and don’t pretend it isn’t. c) a fun new book by Sheila Roberts. d) motivation to finally lose a few […]

The power of the human mind

Okay, my science geek side is showing a little in these last couple of posts.  I have a bachelor’s in Biology. It’s part of what makes me a kick-ass researcher. […]

The eyes have it

I don’t know how it came up today, but I was thinking about how eyes get described in romance novels.  They’re seldom plain blue or grey.  They’re azure, or cornflower […]

Okay, so I resisted. I have adored Pierce Brosnan since his Remington Steele days. I knew he was meant to be Bond from the instant I saw him, and I […]


Happy first anniversary to Barbara Vey at Publisher’s Weekly. Her wonderful blog Beyond Her Book has evolved into a must-read for fans and writers of romance and women’s fiction. In […]

Beauty in everyday items

I followed a link from BoingBoing today and discovered the wonderful blog for PingMag, “The Tokyo based magazine about Design and Making Things.” They cover all sorts of traditional and […]

Medieval Dirty Joke

Yep, our English ancestors enjoyed naughty jokes, riddles, and puns, just as much as we do. Inspired by a post by Janelle Denison at Plotmonkeys, I offer this riddle in […]

Sloppy, sloppy

I’ve noticed my speech patterns getting lazy–full of stuff, sort of, like, um, this. I don’t want my writing to get that way, so I’m working on it, and I’ve […]

A Date to Make You Go Aaah…

…Romantic Movies and Molten Chocolate Cake. Not everyone wants to spend Valentine’s evening in an overpriced restaurant. Some of us like to curl up next to the person we love […]