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Week #12 of Medieval Monday: Ashley York’s The Gentle Knight

Today’s final feature of Medieval Monday spotlights Ashley York’s The Gentle Knight. Can a knight who’s sworn off love escort a lovely Irish maiden to a nunnery, where she’s to begin her new life as a nun? Or will this … Continue reading

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Week #11 of Medieval Monday: Cathy MacRae’s The Highlander’s Outlaw Bride

A strong woman who stands up for her family. A man who’s been robbed and betrayed by his own family. Can these two find happiness—and love—together? Today’s Medieval Monday feature is Cathy MacRae’s The Highlander’s Outlaw Bride. Blurb: Thrust into … Continue reading

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Week #10 of Medieval Monday: Bambi Lynn’s Camulus: Gods of the Highlands

Sometimes revenge can come at a high price. In Bambi Lynn’s Camulus: Gods of the Highlands, my Medieval Monday feature today, will revenge be worth taking the life of the one you love? Here’s a sneak peek:   BLURB: Camulus … Continue reading

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Week #9 of Medieval Monday: Mary Morgan’s Dragon Knights Medallion

A first kiss is always a fun scene to create. I’m sure this kiss in Mary Morgan’s Dragon Knight’s Medallion, this Medieval Monday feature, was pure bliss to write! Blurb: To right a wrong, two souls are brought together only … Continue reading

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Cars, restaurants, and showers – how two co-authors keep their world together

I read lots of book series. Some of my favorite characters from novels–Jack Reacher, Stone Barrington, Cotton Malone, and the men of the Camel Club–are part of a series. I’ve never written a series, and I’d often wondered how authors … Continue reading

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Week #8 of Medieval Monday: Carmen Stefanescu’s Shadows of the Past

I always like movies that mix up genres, and books are no different. In today’s Medieval Monday Spring spotlight, author Carmen Stefanescu blends light romance, horror, and the historical with a splash of paranormal thrown in! Welcome to Shadows of … Continue reading

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Carmen Stefanescu’s SHADOWS OF THE PAST

I always like movies that mix genres, and books are no different. In today’s Medieval Monday Spring spotlight, author Carmen Stefanescu blends light romance, horror, and the historical with a splash of paranormal thrown in! Welcome to Shadows of the … Continue reading

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End of an Era

Back in May 1992, I spent a couple of nights in tears. No one had died. I hadn’t lost my job. I wasn’t trying to sell a house in a slow market. I was teary over Johnny Carson leaving the … Continue reading

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Medieval Monday Spring & Jenna Jaxon’s Beloveds

Sometimes people think about that first, sweet love from long ago. Lady Alyse Braedon is reunited with hers once she’s widowed. But . . . it’s not smooth sailing . . . thanks to a dead husband! Jenna Jaxon tries … Continue reading

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Week #6 of Medieval Monday: Kim Headlee’s King Arthur’s Sister in Washington’s Court

Today’s Medieval Monday Spring features Kim Headlee’s time travel, King Arthur’s Sister in Washington’s Court. Kim spins a tale of the infamous Morgan le Fay and how she winds up trying to rebuild her kingdom in none other than Washington, … Continue reading

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Week #5 of Medieval Monday: Barbara Bettis’ The Heart of the Phoenix

Have you ever wondered what happened to your childhood love? If he came back into your life—what might happen? Evie’s playmate rejected her long ago, but in today’s Medieval Monday Spring feature, Barbara Bettis’ The Heart of the Phoenix, war … Continue reading

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Week #4 of Medieval Monday: Sandra Jones’ His Captive Princess

A feisty, widowed princess finds herself faced with an enemy knight with hyptonizing eyes . . . and a magical prophecy. How are they connected? Give Sandra Jones’s His Captive Princess a whirl, today’s feature on Medieval Monday Spring, and … Continue reading

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Shonda Blew Up the Twitter Universe…and My World, Too

I am a Shonda Rimes fan. She creates deeply layered, flawed, interesting, incredible passionate characters and tells a mean story. When I tuned in for the first-ever Grey’s Anatomy in March of 2005, the racially diverse characters and unique plot … Continue reading

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Week #3 of Medieval Monday: Andrea Cooper’s Viking Flame

I feel lucky that I don’t live in an age of arranged marriages. When I met my husband, I knew he was the one—and was happy to flirt and get to know one another. But what if you had agreed … Continue reading

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Celebrating my RONE Nominees!

I wasn’t much of an athlete growing up, so I don’t have a collection of trophies and ribbons from days of running track or playing soccer. I did win some academic awards, though, and I was named Most Likely to … Continue reading

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Week #2 of Medieval Monday: Ruth A. Casie’s KNIGHT OF RAPTURE

I read Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander when it first came out in 1991 and totally fell in love with its hero, Jamie Fraser. I think every woman hopes to find a love that will stretch across space and time. For Week … Continue reading

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Really? Napkin Folds Are That Important?

Wedding plans are humming along for my daughter’s July wedding. We met this week with her wedding coordinator, which her venue provides free of charge (a HUGE deal, which this MOB—Mother of the Bride—found out when she researched venues back … Continue reading

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Whether the Weather Will Make Up Its Mind

Texas is known for its crazy weather. Like a mood-swinging, hormonal teenager or pregnant mom-to-be, our weather changes contantly. There’s a saying in Texas—if you don’t like the weather, wait ten minutes. Sometimes even five will do the trick. I … Continue reading

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Alert the Town…I Have My Gown!

My daughter recently got engaged, and already a flurry of activity has occurred, especially choosing the date and booking the venue. I know the next months will be fun and exhilarating and special as we countdown to her July wedding. … Continue reading

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A Little Spoiling Every Now & Then Does a Girl Good

Most women don’t take a lot of time for themselves. I’ve spent most of my life being a mom, wife, and teacher—and believe me, those occupations kept me juggling balls all the time—with very little time left just for me. … Continue reading

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My Blog-A-Thon with Soul Mate Publishing

SMP:  Lauren, welcome! Please tell us a little bit about yourself, such as: your family, where you live, pets, favorite color, favorite film, favorite book, favorite scent. Lauren:  I’m a native Texan who loves to walk in the morning and … Continue reading

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I Only Get Lucky When I Howl At The Moon

Some people are born lucky. Some acquire luck. Then there are those of us like me . . . The Unlucky. Yes, I pick the wrong line to check out at Target. Always choose the wrong line at the bank … Continue reading

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The Long & Short of Lauren Linwood

I did a guest interview with Long & Short Reviews today, and they asked some incredible questions. I think my favorite one is what I would want to have with me on a deserted island! I also share what pen … Continue reading

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Character Interview for Outlaw Muse

Here’s an interview my characters did today on author Cheryl Yeko’s website. Even though I closed the cover on writing their story, it was fun to “hear” them talk about one other in a new light: Tell us about the … Continue reading

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My Chat with SMP Author Shelley Wall

Why do you write? Writing is like breathing to me. It’s a part of living. I can’t imagine not writing! For me, I almost have to ask others, “How can you NOT write?”  What’s your favorite genre? I’m a voracious … Continue reading

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Mom By Choice

I went to a funeral today. It was for my second mom. Nope, I’m not a child of divorce. And no, my mom didn’t die and my dad remarried. This was a chosen second mom. One that helped raise me. … Continue reading

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Why February 27 is an Important Date for US Women

Today is a huge day in American history for women – but most of them don’t have a clue why. On February 27, 1922, the US Supreme Court under Chief Justice William Howard Taft (the only President to follow up his … Continue reading

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