“We’ve had long discussions, haven’t we… about reincarnation?”

“We’ve had long discussions, haven’t we, Lexi, about reincarnation? Over a third of the world’s population believes… Plato was the first proponent…” “Let’s not debate Plato right now…” “But you recognize him… you’ve been aware of him this entire time… Aren’t you the least bit curious?”  (excerpt from The Darkness in Dreams) A major plot […]

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“There’s a monster in all of us…”

I love historical romances with a paranormal twist—Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, Thea Harrison and Karen Marie Moning (although not really historical) and Game of Thrones. One characteristic I enjoy—and have happily adopted—is the use of historical detail to construct my fictional world. In The Darkness of Dreams we’re introduced to the Calata, the ruling group […]

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Yes… The Casa Della Farfalla is real

Don’t you love locations… I see locations as characters and they play a supporting role because… every story has to take place somewhere. In The Darkness of Dreams, the Italian villa known as the Casa Della Farfalla ( House of the Butterflies) plays an important role, both in Lexi’s past life as Gemma, and in […]

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Confusing Expediency with Accomplishment

I don’t know about you, but in my household the designated lawn person hates his job.  It’s not that he hates everything—he likes the lawn mower, so anything green and above four inches is likely to be shortened.  And he likes his pump sprayer, especially when it’s filled with weed killer.  Seriously, I’ve taken to […]

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Five Stars for The Darkness in Dreams

Many thanks to Jack Magnus for his Readers’ Favorite review of The Darkness in Dreams. “Sue Wilder’s paranormal shifter romance novel, the Darkness in Dreams, is an enthralling tale about a godlike cabal of beings, the enforcers they created to enforce their territorial rights, and those human women who became their beloveds. Wilder posits an […]

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Binge Reading – Historical Romance

I have a current favorite series in Historical Romance by author Kathryn LeVeque  I love good books in a series, and this author is very prolific.  Her stories can be a bit repetitive after you’ve read twenty books – which I have since January (actually I’m on book 24). However – they have a good […]

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Writing: The gap between

There are times when I wonder why I write.  I used to paint, obsessively. I did so for twenty years. I think my lowest point—caught in the worst of the obsession—was when I ignored Thanksgiving dinner for hours because I had to get one gesture right and the paint wasn’t cooperating. This is what painting […]

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