September 29, 2012

Arkansas mysteries TO DIE FOR with
Radine Trees Nehring …
For more than twenty years, Radine Trees Nehring's magazine features, essays, newspaper articles, and radio broadcasts have been sharing colorful stories about the people, places, events, and natural world near her Arkansas home. She's also the author of a book of essays set in the Ozarks. "DEAR EARTH: A Love Letter from Spring Hollow" was published in 1995.
"Until I began to write about Carrie McCrite, I'd dealt only in facts," she says. "What fun it is to take those facts and the settings I love, add people entangled in problems and seeking answers to important life questions, and come up with mystery fiction that shares my world with readers everywhere."
Nehring's research takes her to the places her characters go. She's visited Arkansas tourist destinations, hiked hills and hollows, crawled through caves, spent time in jail (while training for the jail ministry), and--as a news reporter--interviewed officials in every branch of law enforcement. She and her husband John live in the Arkansas Ozarks.
Nehring's major at Principia College in Illinois was Fine Arts. She's done post-graduate work in English and creative writing at the University of Tulsa, and in the University of Iowa Summer Writing Program.
Could you please start by telling us a little about yourself?
I love the heart border I see on this site, since my continuing romance with my husband is key to my life and, in part, key to what I write. (And, of course, hearts are a symbol of that.)
          However, romance in writing or not, I didn't write seriously (for income) until about 35 years ago, though I did write as a volunteer earlier than that, including editing a college newspaper and contributing feature bits and essays to newspapers.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
          I first sold written work after my husband John and I bought land in the Arkansas Ozarks. I was so thoroughly in love with the Ozarks that it fired a renewed urge to write. For several years I wrote and sold essays and feature articles about people, places, and things in the Ozarks to magazines and newspapers regionally, in the United States, and, a few times, internationally. That led to being a broadcast journalist with my own program of news from the area where we now live, and--eventually--to writing and selling a book about our transition from city life to Ozarks country life. (DEAR EARTH: A Love Letter from Spring Hollow, 1995; available in print and for e-readers--as are all my books.)
What main genre do you write in?
          After DEAR EARTH came out, I decided to try writing a traditional mystery. Why? Because I love reading mysteries. The “To Die For” series featuring Carrie McCrite and Henry King was born. The seventh novel in this series was released by Oak Tree Press in June.
Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write?
Carrie, I have learned, is who she is because of who I am. Though our life circumstances are certainly not the same, the yearning to be a strong woman exists in both our hearts. We just look for and demonstrate that in different ways. When the first novel in the series opens (A VALLEY TO DIE FOR), Carrie has just been widowed after about 30 years in a marriage of convenience to a wealthy criminal lawyer, Amos McCrite, in Tulsa, OK. Their son Rob was born early in this marriage so--as a friend comments in my most recent novel--”At least you did connect once!” After Amos is killed, seeking to prove she can make it on her own, Carrie decides to move to land in the Arkansas Ozarks she and Amos had purchased for retirement. Her adventures, and the continuous growing of strength within herself begins at that point, continues to the present.
How much research do you do for your books? Have you found any cool tidbits in your research?
In my case it's always a happy experience. For one thing, my novels are now set at specific tourist destinations in the Arkansas Ozarks. For another, I have learned that people at those locations--park rangers, information officers, various staff members--love talking about their specific (and terrific) place on the map. Most end up having as much fun with research as I do, sometimes becoming thoroughly involved in the story. A couple of them have appeared in novels by name, one wrote the epilogue to a novel, others ask to write blurbs. They all remain great friends!
Do you write full time? What did you do before you became a writer? Or Still do?
          I am involved in a full-time writing career, but, unfortunately, these days that does not mean I write full time. Internet work and arranging other promotion venues takes more than half of my time in the office. (I have my own office in our home.)
Current Release Details:
In A FAIR TO DIE FOR, we learn that Carrie and Henry King, a retired Kansas City Police Major, have been married for almost a year. When a mysterious (and previously unknown) cousin of Carrie's comes to visit, trouble explodes. “Cousin” Edie reveals a connection to drug dealing, and insists she is on the side of law enforcement. Henry is suspicious of her motives, especially after men claiming to be from the FBI come to their door looking for her.
The background for this story is the (real) War Eagle Craft Fair in N.W. Arkansas, where Carrie's best friend, (and my readers' favorite character, after Carrie and Henry), Ozarks native Shirley Booth, has been accepted as an exhibitor. Carrie is helping Shirley with sales at the fair, but, while there, she begins noticing a number of peculiar people and happenings. Scary things begin to darken around Carrie, Cousin Edie, and others, until Carrie herself is caught in the web of danger. Henry's reaction to Carrie's disappearance and peril is obvious, and indicative of his deep love for her.
What is the best or worst advice you have ever received?
          The worst advice I have ever received is two-fold: (1) Never write dialect, and (2) never write from the point of view of a character you have not been. In other words, if you are a woman, don't write from the pov of a man. Nonsense!
Do you belong to a critique group? If so, how does this help or hinder you?
I founded a critique group in the small town nearest us a number of years ago. Membership has changed, with me the only constant through the years, but it has always been helpful to me and, as my own experience grew, given me the opportunity to help other writers. I am grateful to say that two members of the group have recently received publishing contracts.
Not only do group members give me terrific help with my own work, knowing I want to have something ready to read for each meeting is a good spur to produce writing.
Just as I now mentor other writers, I received invaluable advice and mentoring from Peggy Fielding, a writer, teacher, and one-woman support group in Tulsa Nightwriters. I joined the group when I lived in Tulsa, and my membership continues to this day. I could never be grateful enough for Peggy's help and encouragement.
You can learn more about me and my books at If you click on book covers on the home page, that will lead you to excerpts from each novel. Also, keep up with me on Facebook, and on my blog,
It's October, craft fair season in the Ozarks, and Carrie and Henry are helping their friend Shirley sell her quilts and Baby Cuddlies at the War Eagle Craft Fair.

After a mysterious cousin with ties to drug dealers appears, danger stalks the fair. When Carrie is abducted by killers following a breakfast at War Eagle Mill, she's afraid she won't escape because--though her aim in life has always been to help others out of problems--no one who can help her knows where she is.

"There is no me out there to help me."

September 22, 2012

The Blue Moon Magic is wrapping up
in Night of the Blue Moon with Lynn Crain….
Lynn Crain has penned over 25 novels in romance in the genres of science fiction, fantasy and contemporary romance, erotic to tame in nature. She always knew that writing was her calling even if it took years at other professions to prove it. She has belonged to EPIC and RWA for more years that she cares to think about. Currently, she lives in Europe while her husband of nearly 30 years pursues his dream of working internationally. Her state-side home is in Nevada where family and friends wait patiently for their return. You can find her hanging out at A Writer In Vienna Blog ( and various other places on the net (; ; ; ) as well as her website Still, the thing she loves most of all is hearing from her readers at

Please describe your writing environment.
I have a great writing environment. My office looks over the Swiss Embassy, the Schwartzenberg Gardens and Belevedere. Yes, I live in a foreign country ~ right now, Vienna, Austria. My desk is what I call the love desk as it is glass and has the word love written on it in every language.
Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write?
It really depends upon the story. If it’s a novella, I tend to write down a few characteristics I want the characters to have BUT they mostly tell me. In longer stories, the ones I write that are close to 100k, I will do a full character profile.
What main genre do you write in?
Years ago, I was told to figure out a genre I wanted to write I came up with my own...LOL! I write the weird stuff. It can be paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy or contemporary but there is always some quirk in it.
How does your family feel about having a writer in the family? Do they read your books?
I don’t think they mind as it allows me to be more flexible than most. I can take my career anywhere I want. Others can. As far as reading my books, I know that my Dad does because he’ll hound me until I get him a copy of my print books. MOF, I will be sending him a copy of this one when it gets done.
What are your hobbies?
Wow...I have so many...I love reading, hiking and traveling. Those would have to be my main ones. BUT then I could add learning Gaelic, that’s the Scots’ Gaelic mind you, research and blogging. There is just so much to occupy my mind, I can honestly say I am never bored. Well – at least almost never! LOL!
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I sold a poem when I was twelve. It was part of a church class and everyone loved it. I knew right then that I always wanted to be a writer. I tried poetry for a while, and still do every so often, but quickly transferred to books when I realized that I could come up with better stories.
Do you write full time? What did you do before you became a writer? Or Still do?
I am lucky enough to write full time. My husband gave me that choice five years ago and I jumped at it. I did a variety of things before I wrote: I was in nursing; I have a degree in geology but always worked on computers; I was a programming manager and have graduate classes in that; I’ve been an owner of a printing business where I learned all about printing and how it impacts an author; and I’ve  been an editor at some small presses where again, I learned about the process. Almost everything I’ve done in the past, I can apply to my writing.
What is your writing process? Do you outline, fly by the seat of your pants or a combination of both?
Another great question. Again, I’d say it depends upon the story and the characters. Some characters beat me about the head and shoulders, pulling me their way and I never get it down on paper. Some insist that I write at least a few points down to make sure I keep on track. If the story is long, I will do a general outline that has 5-20 things that need to happen in the chapter. The number of items depends upon how long the story is.
What do you do on a typical writing day?
I usually wake up with the sun as we have east facing windows but I won’t get out of bed until at least 6:30. If I’m together enough, I will take a walk with the husband and dog, if not, I’ll stay in bed for a few more minutes then stumble into my office. Once there, I start checking email right away to wake me up. Once I’m awake, I’ll start writing.
What would be the best way for readers contact you? Do you have a website? Email address? MySpace site? Blog? Message Board? Group?

How can readers find out more about you and your books?
Most of those websites above are current. Some I only post to every couple months as it’s hard to keep up with all of them. LOL! The ones that I most frequent are my website ( and my two blogs ( and right now. The website and Lynn Crain blog are being revamped and I can’t wait for everyone to see them. The style is fantastic and ME! LOL!
What is the best and worst advice you have ever received?
Years ago, when I entered the Golden Heart I had a judge tell me to give it up as I couldn’t write myself out of a paper bag. I decided then and there to prove them wrong. That’s the worst advice. The best is actually a movie log line: Never give up, never surrender. It’s been my motto for more years than I can remember!
Do you belong to a critique group? If so, how does this help or hinder you?
I do belong to a wonderful group called The No Drama Critters. It’s a wonderful group and they help a lot. Summer is hard and we’re usually on hiatus until then.
Do deadlines help or hinder your muse?
Deadlines can definitely hinder me as sometimes the muse will just totally turn off. Right now, I’m coming back from an illness and the only thing that’s hindering me is my meds as they make me a little lethargic and wacky. LOL!
Is there anyone who really mentored or inspired you to keep writing until you were finally published?  

This would have to be my husband. He always told me I could do it and he was correct. Thanks, honey!

CONTEST ALERT!!!    Lynn plans to give away one of her latest releases! All you need to do is comment and your name will be entered.  Lynn will announce the winner here on Sunday September 30.

One father.
Two mothers.
Four siblings.
One incredible story about that special night
which changes them all.
 With the season of the Blue Moon comes the likelihood of danger and death. The Beta clan and lowest form of werewolves is commanded by Rowan, a tough, bitter werewolf who hates the Elites, commanded by the Langfords, and their superiority. The Betas, more werewolf than human, believe only the foretold red or blonde-haired girl babies born to the Elite clan in a span of 3 years would bring them into a world they only look at from the depths of the Brey Forest. The night of the Blue Moon would afford them the perfect opportunity to take the Langford sisters.... 
Buy (print series)

     Cordelia Sinclair has been on the inside for more years than she can remember, keeping secrets better than anybody. But at forty-two, she sometimes feels like a dried up old prune when it comes to love. Her mate died in a Beta raid, and even though the Langfords have encouraged her to find another, she hasn't found anyone who could measure up. Until she meets Connor.

Cordy just can't believe this arrogant wolf can be the son of someone as kind and giving as Charles Langford. Never mind he had been brought up by Charles' archenemy Rowan Angus of the more animalistic Beta clan. She's just the person to knock that arrogance out of him with her Elite special training.


September 15, 2012

Did you miss the Blue Moon? We've got one here and

It’s Never in a Blue Moon with Shari Dare….


Could you please start by telling us a little about yourself?

I’ve been writing since I was 15 years old. I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart and we have 3 children, 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. It wasn’t until 2002 when I signed my first contract and in the last 10 years I’ve had 66 publications under the names of Sherry Derr-Wille and Shari Dare.

Please tell us your latest news!

I just had my 66th book published under the Sherry Derr-Wille name. I also have a Shari Dare book coming out in the near future, although I don’t have a release date yet.

Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write?

I’m what is called a ‘pantser’. In other words, I write by the seat of my pants. I have a general idea about my characters, but once they take over, I no longer have any control over them.

How does your family feel about having a writer in the family?

My husband has come to tolerate my writing. My girls acknowledge it, but they don’t like to talk about it. Two of my grandsons actually go to signings with me.  Do they read your books? Here and there all of them with the exception of the three youngest grandchildren have read my books. My son will read anything by Sherry Derr-Wille, but don’t ask him to read Shari Dare.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

When I was a sophomore in high school the teacher said anyone who got an A on the first test could sit in the back of the room and write for a year. No one told me to stop the assignment and forty years later I learned I was the only one who enjoyed it.  By that time it was too late, I was hooked. BTW that teacher still buys and reads my books.

Do you write full time?

I’d like to say that I do, but really and truly I’m retired full time.

What did you do before you became a writer? Or still do?

I worked as a store clerk, a travel agent, a dispatcher, a receptionist and an administrative assistant. Just recently I have started editing for 3 e-book publishers and mentoring new authors.

Can you please give us a sneak peek at any of your upcoming books?

     My next Shari Dare book is called MAN IN THE FOREST. It’s the story of a wood nymph who, due to her compassion, has lost her powers and fallen under the spell of a human man. Are they the hope for the future or will they bring their worlds to a crashing halt.

When you have writer's block how do you break free?

I work on so many books at once, I just change gears and work on something else?

What would be the best way for readers contact you?

          ©    Do you have a website?

          ©    Email address?

          ©    Blog?

     How can readers find out more about you and your books?

Check out my website – They can also read the new character interviews I’m doing on my blog –

What is the best and worst advice you have ever received?

Finish the book, Finish The Book, FINISH THE DAMN BOOK!!!!!!!

What's your favorite genre to read?


When did you first decide to submit your work?

I’ve been submitting ever since I graduated from high school in 1964. I can literally paper the house in the rejections.

Please, tell us what or who encouraged you to take this big step.

I have a feeling it was my ego that pushed me into publication. My goal was always to be a published author and hold my own book in my hands. I’m still excited every time I hold the first copy of one of my books.

What was your first published work and when was it published?

The first book to actually be published was SUMMER’S CHILD published by Whiskey Creek Press. It came out on June 16, 2003, the same day our twin grandsons, Tanner and Tyler were born.



1.] You work for a very unique family. How do you view your sisters in light of their recent discoveries?

What can I say they’re my sisters? I do think the fact they’re running around like they invented sex. I mean I’ve been sexually active since I was eighteen. I know they’re different from me, since they didn’t come into heat until they were in their thirties. They certainly missed out on a lot of great times.

2.] Since your father and sisters are werewolves, do you have the same tendencies?

          As the third child of a werewolf and a human, I’m completely human. I do have psychic powers. I guess that’s why my parents named me Clarity.

3.] What are your views about sex?

Sex is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I’ve had a good time, but not until I went away to college. Once I got out from under Mommy & Daddy’s thumb, I’ve learned what it means to be a human woman. I’ve enjoyed sex with several of my boyfriends, but I don’t go around flaunting it to everyone in sight.

4.] You are a very beautiful young woman, do you have any plans to get married?

Of course I do, someday, but that day is somewhere in the future. I haven’t found the right person yet. Maybe I’ll never will, but I don’t plan to stop looking until Mr. Right walks into my life.

5.] As a Blue Moon Princess, do you feel threatened by the Beta’s in the same way as your sisters?

I don’t fear them at all. What do I have to worry about? They’re looking for a female werewolf to continue their line. Being completely human, I doubt I have anything to offer them.

September 8, 2012

There’s a Blue Moon on the horizon ladies!

Honey Jans loves it Twice in the Blue Moon….


Could you please start by telling us a little about yourself? 

I’m just a small town girl from Wisconsin.  I love to read and I really love to write.  I hope that my tales of erotic romance with humor and heart touch my readers.  I think I was born with a vivid imagination and I just love to share.

Please tell us your latest news! 

I have an upcoming release with three of my colleagues, Debi Wilder, Shari Dare, Lynn Crain.  This paranormal erotic romance series was inspired by the Beast of Bray Road a myth that lives in the Kettle Moraine Forest of Wisconsin.  It’s really special and I hope you’ll give it a try. 


One father.  Two mothers.  Four siblings.

One incredible night that will change them all forever.

 Please describe your writing environment. 

My main writing space is in the foyer of my hundred year old Victorian home.  When I need a fresh change of pace I take my laptop out on my sun porch or outside.  I once saw a psychic who told me I should get out in nature to write and he was so right.  I also pop down to a cute little coffee shop down the road to meet with one of my critique partners.  And then of course there’s Skype where I can talk face to face with far away critique partners.

Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write? 

Not at all.  I’m a seat of the pants writer so my characters usually evolve as I’m writing them.  It’s a bit of a messy process but it works for me.

How much research do you do for your books? Have you found any cool tidbits in your research? 

Depends on the book.  For Blue Moon Magic we needed to research the Beast Of Bray Road lore.  Thanks to Debi Wilder she had it all on point.  For Ride a Cowboy; Save a Horse I had to find out as much as I could about ranch life near the Grand Tetons and specifically game rights with endangered species.  For Arrested by Her Sheik I had to find out more about Greece and the judicial system.

What main genre do you write in? 

I write mainly erotic romance but it runs the gamut from paranormal, to western, to suspense, to twisted fairy tales.  I’ve also written contemporary romance and futuristic romance.

How does your family feel about having a writer in the family? Do they read your books? 

I think they are all proud of me and they do read some of my books.

What are your hobbies? 

I love art and travel.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? 

Actually I’m a late bloomer.  I’ve always loved to read but never thought to write until my sister gave me two bags full of her cast off romances.  Well after wading through the stack I thought maybe I could write one.  Of course it wasn’t that easy but there isn’t anything else I’d rather be doing.

Do you write full time? What did you do before you became a writer? Or Still do? 

I write part time although when a deadline is looming it feels like full time.  I worked in sales before I was published and I still do part time.

What is your writing process? Do you outline, fly by the seat of your pants or a combination of both? 

I’m strictly fly by the seat of my pants.  My books usually start with an opening premise or line and go from there.

Current Release Details: 

I have an upcoming release with three of my colleagues, Debi Wilder, Shari Dare, Lynn Crain.  This paranormal erotic romance series was inspired by the Beast of Bray Road a myth that lives in the Kettle Moraine Forest of Wisconsin.  It’s really special and I hope you’ll give it a try.  This collection will be released in print at Muse it Up Hot Publishing.  The individual eBooks are still available at Loose Id Publishing



One father.  Two mothers.  Four siblings.

One incredible night that will change them all forever.

If you could be one of your characters - Who would you be? And why? 

I think I’d like to be Charity Lynn Langford from my Blue Moon Magic story Twice In a Blue Moon.  I’d like to be her because she’s in for the adventure of her life and she doesn’t know it yet. Here’s a little taste of their adventure:

Charity rushed back to her office in the IT department, cheeks flaming.  At least one of the Langford sisters was getting laid on a regular basis.  But really, catching Chas and Justin making love in the executive washroom was just plain embarrassing.  Even worse, it brought home to her the sex she wasn’t having.  Now she was the one taking pains to keep her fantasy life private.    

Passing her staff, she avoided eye contact only to come upon the immovable object of her guard dog, Lucas Kendal.  The PI sat at a desk across from her office where he could keep an eye on her.  The work she’d assigned him as a cover sat ignored.  Instead, he read an issue of Sports Illustrated; no doubt the swimsuit issue.  It was a wonder he hadn’t followed her into the ladies room. 

The man practically oozed sex appeal.  Her lips tingled as she stared at him.  What might he taste like?  She’d love to find out; maybe nibble his square jaw, and dip her tongue into that cute cleft in his chin.  Down girl, she muttered in self-recrimination.  He’s hired to look after you not teach you the joys of sex at your old maid age of 32.  Just then, he looked up, snagging her gaze, his quirked brow told her he guessed her thoughts.  

Cheeks flaming anew, she quickly shut the door, and locked it.  Thank goodness, she had her mystery laird to dim the flames.  This sexual itch, combined with the series of hacking attacks she’d thwarted, threatened to drive her crazy.  Ending the barrage of attacks with her fireball program had made enemies.  The pissed off hackers sent death treats, prompting her father to hire Kendal, who made her want to knock him to the floor and do him.  It was a vicious cycle, one she couldn’t break.

Throwing off those troubling thoughts, she peeled off the jacket of her business suit, loving the way her silk blouse felt against her bare skin, and rushed over to her computer, late for a date with her cyber master.  She had two hours until she had to leave for her staff’s annual weekend getaway to the IT Conference.  A weekend far away from her annoying babysitter would be wonderful.  Maybe she could hook up with a charming stranger in Las Vegas, sow a few wild oats, and get this desire for sex out of her system. 

She slipped into her desk chair and reached for the keyboard.  Her excitement building, she logged onto the online sex site she’d discovered last week and looked for his screen name.  Yes!  He was there.  Wolf.  A thrill went through her.  She logged on as Honey, and put on her headset, saying softly, “I’m here, My Laird.”   

      Follow me to our private room.”

She shivered hearing his sexy rumble; a thick brogue that rushed over her like warm honey making her cream as she imagined what was coming.  Sex with a guy wearing a kilt, now that had kinky possibilities.  With guilty pleasure, she murmured.  Yes, My Laird.”  She could surrender to her on-line master, get off, and still maintain an illusion of icy reserve.

“How many times did you touch yourself today, Honey?”

His demanded to know how many times she’d played with herself made her hesitate.  Hell, the man wouldn’t know one way or another if she told the truth or a lie.  After a tense moment, she let out a sigh of surrender.  Here comes the Langford upbringing again…finish what you start and never lie to anyone about anything.  Blushing, she confessed, “Six, my Laird.”   His chuckle made her squirm in her chair; she was going to get punished; good.  She thought about the vibrator in her desk drawer, maybe he’d make her come three times in a row like last time.

“What a naughty girl not to wait for master’s permission.”

His scolding echoed her thoughts.  Why couldn’t she control herself?  I’m sorry, sir.”   She shivered with delight getting into the secret fantasy.

“Did you obey my instructions, Honey?”

She brushed her bare breasts though her silk blouse, loving the free sensual feeling of forgoing her usual bra and panties.  Yes Laird, I’m not wearing underwear.”

He took in a deep breath.  Good girl.  Unbutton your blouse for me, and play with your pretty tits.”

“Yes, my Laird.”  Her hands quickly flew to do his bidding, slipping the ivory buttons out of their buttonholes until her blouse hung open.  The air conditioning wafted a cool breeze over her budding nipples.  With a sigh of pleasure, she cupped her full breasts and fanned her fingertips over the puckered nipples murmuring at the pleasure.  I’m playing with them laird.” 

“Excellent.  Imagine it’s my big hands touching them, getting your nipples hard.”

Closing her eyes, she pictured her mystery Laird, imagining her soft hands becoming his larger harder ones, his rougher fingertips rolling her stiff nipples.  My nipples are so very hard for you, Laird.” 

“Now pinch them for me, Honey, a small punishment for being late.”

She pinched them firmly, whimpering at the erotic feeling.

“Good girl, now spread your legs and touch your pussy.  Let me know if it’s wet for me.”

She leaned back in her big desk chair and spread her legs, her hand reaching under her skirt to touch her hot pussy.  Her clit was stiff, her pussy quivering, and wet.  She rubbed it moaning.  I’m wet, sir.” 

“Good.  Play with that bad pussy, make it nice and creamy for me, but don’t come.”

She stroked her wet slit, her thumb rubbing her stiff clit.  She couldn’t hold back a moan as she got nearer to orgasm. 

“Imagine it’s my hand touching you, my fingers slipping inside you, getting you ready to be loved.” 

“Yes, my Laird.  I’m imagining it’s you.  When can we meet for real?” she asked desperate for a taste of the real thing.

“When I think you’re ready, Honey, and not before.”

She groaned at his rejection, but it didn’t stop her hot response to his commands, or her growing need for him.

“Do you like the way it feels when my fingers slip inside you?”

She panted, her pussy clenching on her fingers as he spoke.  “Oh yes, Laird, very much.”

“Now stop.”

Trembling on the brink of a huge orgasm, her fingers went still at his command.  “Please, sir.”

“No.  You’re being punished for playing with yourself earlier.  I’ll talk to you tomorrow.”

Charity moaned as he disconnected, and tried to stop, but couldn’t.  Her fingers plunged into her wet pussy pretending they were her mystery Laird’s.  Ripples gathered, and she exploded into orgasm.  She was dimly aware of her office door opening as she came. 

When you have writer's block how do you break free?

I have suffered from writers block from time to time.  It’s usually brought on by outside influences like my day job :-) or a few health issues I’ve gone through.  I’m a 5 year breast cancer survivor and let me tell you chemo brain put me on the fritz for a while.  So I had to learn new methods for working, like waiting until the muse hit and getting it down right away.  Or closing my eyes and letting things flow and not worrying about all the typos I’ll find when I open my eyes.  Now blessedly I’ve shaken off the last of the mental fog and I feel like my muse is back.

Who is your favorite cover model?  And why? 

My favorite cover model would have to be Jimmy Thomas because he’s so hot.

Is there a genre of book you would like to write but haven't yet? 

I’d like to try my hand at a mystery.  But knowing me it would have to be an erotic mystery :-)

What would be the best way for readers contact you? Do you have a website? Email address? MySpace site? Blog? Message Board? Group? 

My website is  My email is, and my blog is  I’d love to hear from you so post on my blog or drop me a line.  I’d love to know what you’d like me to write next.

How can readers find out more about you and your books? 

Visit my website or blog. Or better yet sign up to follow me when you’re there so you can find out about my latest exploits.

Do you belong to a critique group? If so, how does this help or hinder you? 

I have belonged to several great critique groups throughout my career and I credit them for giving me my start.  I still have several excellent critique partners that I work with.

What's your favorite genre to read? 

Actually I read lots of different genres  and it all depends on my mood which one I’ll fire up on my Kindle.  Of course I love erotic romance, but I also love paranormals, and mysteries.  I just finished re-reading Agatha Christies They Came To Bagdad.