SCANDAL

SCANDAL is the next book in the With Me series. I am currently at the 25% mark in writing this story, and since the series has a lot of behind-the-scenes fun, I wanted to share some of the hidden secrets. The concept is for stand-alone stories, connected through the titles and locations. "Risk... with me." …

Pollo Alle Melograne–Chicken with Pomegranates

I'm a big fan of creating atmosphere through the use of description and details--the experts tell you this is "adding context." Characters don't just stand around talking in a vacuum--they are someplace. As readers, we want to see, taste, hear, feel that someplace and have a similar emotional experience as our characters. That includes all …

“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 …

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 …