Readers familiar with the grit and gore of my crime novels may be surprised to discover my secret past … as a romance author. I was first introduced to romances while I was working as a doctor, a high-stress job where, too often, I dealt with loss and grief-stricken families. At the end of the day, I needed to open a book where I’d find both entertainment and a happy ending — and I found both in romance novels. I became hooked on them, sometimes reading half a dozen a week despite my grueling schedule in the hospital. It’s no surprise that the first novel I wrote was a romance. In 1987, CALL AFTER MIDNIGHT was bought by Harlequin Intrigue. [...]
Often, as I’m writing, a story will take me places I never expected. I’ve had writers tell me this before, but I always resisted the idea. I thought, “You’re the writer. You can make your characters do whatever you like.” Well, you can, that’s true, but it’s surprising how much easier—and often times better—it is not to fight it when your characters take over a little. This is what happened to me with one of the main characters in NOWHERE SAFE, the third installment in my romantic suspense “Nowhere” series featuring Detective September Rafferty, which will be out this month.
In the tradition of Janet Evanovich and Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Juliet Rosetti ups the ante in her laugh-out-loud funny Escape Diaries series, as Mazie Maguire must use any means necessary to keep her main squeeze out of the slammer.
You escape from prison, find your husband’s murderer, hook up with the gorgeous guy who believed in your innocence all along, and live happily ever after. Well, not exactly—not if you’re Mazie Maguire, and the flow chart of your life looks like a Jackson Pollock painting. Fans of The Escape Diaries will be happy to hear that Mazie’s back and bitchin’ in the upcoming Loveswept release The Cougar Chronicles. She’s broken up with Bonaparte Labeck, she can’t pay her rent, her car is infested with mice, and she’s working at a coffee shop where the dress code is teddies, thongs, and toe-cleavage heels.
Yes we’ve got them! THE ESCAPE DIARIES Net Galley preview is ready & we’d love to offer you a copy – comment below & 3 randomly chosen commenters will win – good luck! You torch one kitchen and they never let you forget. It was the Thanksgiving I made the yam casserole. The mini-marshmallow topping turned out blobby and pale, bearing no resemblance to the photo in the cookbook. A couple of minutes under the broiler ought to brown it up, I decided, popping the casserole back in and wandering off in search of chardonnay.
The market is booming – readers want more mystery books that feature women who solve them . . . in all sub-genres —- Dorothy McFalls has proof – I hope you enjoy her post. At this year’s Malice Domestic (an annual “fun fan” convention in metropolitan Washington, D.C. saluting the traditional mystery), editors from many of the major publishing houses happily announced that sales of mystery novels, especially those featuring women sleuths, are booming. The good news had me cheering and not just because I write the White House Gardener Mysteries. I also love to read books featuring women sleuths. Apparently many other readers do, too!
Demon Lover by Juliet Dark – Do you love paranormal romance? Are you looking for something just a little different – read on & comment below whether this is a book you’re sure to buy – enjoy!! A few comments from readers who enjoyed this book: “Gothic, atmospheric, beautiful, and romantic urban fantasy,” By Karissa Eckert “Devourer of all books fantasy” “Strong urban romantic fantasy,” By Harriet Klausner “An excellent guilty pleasure read!” By ChibiNeko “Sooo many books, so little time! “So much more story than I expected,” By Mary Chrapliwy “So much to sink your teeth into,” By Kelly (Fantasy Literature) BUY NOW A must-read for paranormal romance fans: THE DEMON LOVER: A Novel by Juliet Dark (excerpt) Winners [...]
If I Should Die by Allison Brennan A TRIP TO THE DARK SIDE Aspiring FBI agent Lucy Kincaid and her P.I. boyfriend, Sean Rogan, are heading to the Adirondack Mountains for a pleasant romantic getaway when they detour to help troubled friends, owners of a new resort who are battling malicious vandals. After Lucy and Sean pursue an arsonist into an abandoned mine shaft, Lucy stumbles upon an even more heinous crime—and the perfectly preserved remains of its victim. The only thing more disturbing than the discovery of the corpse is its sudden disappearance. While the local police remain skeptical, Lucy is dead certain that there’s a connection between the sabotage at the resort and the murder—one that the less-than-neighborly [...]