Eleven Questions…

With Carol Cork Tell me your story. During my teenage years, my reading mainly consisted of Barbara Cartland books and the occasional Mills and Boon historical romance from the library. However, as I grew older, my reading tastes slowly changed and I discovered the world of crime novels, particularly the novels of Patricia Cornwell and…

Cover Crush: The Last Gamble

One of the first thing that draws me as a reader to a book is the cover. As an author, I'm always curious about the design involved in a cover:  the colors, the fonts, the imagery, etc. The covers I share here are not a promotion for the book itself, simply an admiration of the…

Between Two Fires

Mark Noce brings sixth century Wales to vivid life in his novel, Between Two Fires. Branwen is a riveting heroine, maturing from a young pawn into a politically savvy woman who faces betrayal and danger with courage and resilience. This is a coming of age story as well as a tale of political intrigue and…

Save the Last Dance for Me

In Save the Last Dance for Me, Cora Lee breathes new, delightful life into the wallflower trope, placing the hero in the role and the heroine in the position of teaching him how to flirt and woo. With endearing characters whose relationship evolves authentically, Lee’s tale is refreshing, intelligent, and a lovely gem of a…

The Bowes Inheritance

A lovely amalgamation of suspense and Victorian romance, Pam Lecky’s The Bowes Inheritance begins with a gentle, Austenian air and soon turns much darker. Lecky brings the late nineteenth century to life on the page in an atmospheric tale filled with memorable characters and unexpected plot twists. Filled with humor, cultural conflicts, heart, and poignancy, The…

When a Marquis Chooses a Bride

Ella Quinn’s latest release, When a Marquis Chooses a Bride, is a delightful, witty read that takes the reader on the journey of two very different people falling in love with one another. Both sensual and sweet, Quinn’s novel is a romp that is both humorous and breathtaking. The Dowager Lady Worthington isn’t quite sure…

The Rosewood Whistle

Pat McDermott’s The Rosewood Whistle is a sweetly romantic story of two lonely, wounded hearts finding one another in the wild setting of Ireland’s countryside. McDermott brings Ireland to breathtaking life, weaving through the pages the culture and music of the land. The Rosewood Whistle is eloquently lyrical, a gentle, memorable tale to be reread…

My Highland Lover

Full of mystery, magic, history, and romance, Maeve Greyson’s My Highland Lover transports the reader—along with the heroine—from modern day Kentucky to the thirteenth century Scottish Highlands. Greyson’s evocative writing brings the era to life, and the romance between the characters is as stunning as the setting. As the proprietor of a homeopathic store in…

My Highland Spy

Treachery and romance abound in Victoria Roberts’s My Highland Spy. With a hero and heroine on either side of the Scottish-English conflict, the tale is fraught with deception and passion, humor and atmospheric setting, family and tradition. My Highland Spy is a story that is as beautiful as its sumptuous cover. This Highland Laird won't…

Mistletoe & the Major

In Mistletoe and the Major, Anna Campbell combines the quiet joy of Christmas with the poignant sweetness of coming home. The novella is a tale of second chances and unspoken love rekindled as a dignified, war-battered man comes home to his steadfast, caring wife. Lyrical and elegant, Campbell's latest release is a gift for the…