Director’s Cut (The Millersburg Quartet Book 3)
Director's Cut (The Millersburg Quartet Book 3)
He also discovers schoolteacher Molly Brighton.
Molly, though, wants no part of the sexy new director. He's too handsome, too charming, too dangerous to her heart.
The attraction is difficult to ignore, especially when aided by Jack's old friend, an unrepentant matchmaker with his own reasons for bringing them together.
When last I posted, I didn’t know what the new cover would look like. I loved the old cover and wasn’t sure what to expect from the new cover. I didn’t know if that cover I loved so much could be matched.It was not only matched, it was exceeded, and I’m not the only one who thinks so! What do you think? Isn’t it incredible? I said then that I would name the cover artist when I saw the new cover. Major Kudos to the folks at Damonza.com! You can find the new edition at...read more
“If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” – Toni Morrison So, like most writers, that’s what I did. I love fantasy but I’d run out of books I wanted to read, stories of action, adventure, magic and – yes – passion. Something between Stardust and Game of Thrones. I love Gaiman’s mix of adventure and romance, and I loved G. R. R. Martin’s political intrigue and action. What surprises and puzzles me is the criticism...read more
When I began the prequel to The Coming Storm/A Convocation of Kings some of the research I’d done on Egyptian society for the Servant of the Gods series – particularly how influential the Nubians were – came into play withsome major characters. I knew there had to be other African cultures I hadn’t learned about – especially knowing how much native history tended to be overlooked by European nations. (Forgive me for taking some liberties with those societies, not with the essentials, but combining them to further...read more
I’ve probably had dozens over the years, as a teenager I read a pretty diverse mix of books from the classics to science fiction (which, if they featured women at all, they made them male sex fantasies) to fantasy (Tolkien’s mentioned Arwen only briefly, but Eowyn was stellar) and a few standard romances (which were pretty unrealistic prince/millionaire types). The old classical writers knew a relationship was essential to a story – Anne, Constance, and Milady De Winter were essential to The Musketeers....read more
To those folks I say, “Oh please! I blow raspberries in your general direction”. Have you read Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol? He was using his writer’s bully pulpit to bring attention to the poor, and how they were kept that way through ignorance (lack of public education). Or on the opposite side, Tom Clancy – a known conservative whose political views informed all his writing. To find myself the subject of a political ‘intervention’, though, was more than a little shocking. After all, in this...read more
As an optimistic realist (yes, you can be both), I’ve always preferred the view out of the windshield to the one in the rearview mirror. To be honest, though, on a personal and political level 2016 set new depths of suckage. ⇐⇐⇐Yeah, it was like that. I’m so glad it’s behind us now. 2016 started out okay. I had and have a great marriage and was working my way through a new story after a dry spell. Yay me! I’d been typing a lot – often with a cat in my lap – so the lower back pain when I took my husband to...read more
Writers are frequently told to write what they want to read. I want to read fantasy for grown-ups – in other words for people over age twenty-one. I want to read fantasy where people have complex, healthy relationships and *gasp* sex. Not G.R.R.Martin sex where incest and rape are the primary forms – nothing against George R. R., and I get what he was saying about the culture. On the other hand, in the medieval period, people did have good relationships. There were arranged marriages but they actually and frequently turned out to...read more
I’m a writer, and as a writer – especially a pantser who writes by the seat of their pants – I’m driven to write. But all writers, any writers, starts out as readers. (As Stephen King says, If you don’t read then you don’t have the tools to write.)Then comes that moment when you can’t find the kinds of stories you love, or you ask yourself, “Why hasn’t anyone written this story….?” or “I miss these kinds of stories, why doesn’t anyone write these stories...read more
It always amazes me to find myself an ‘international author’. I’ve had sales in Great Britain, but it was a complete surprise to find I have sales in other countries as well, like Spain. Servant of the Gods and Heart of the Gods have done well there, while The Coming Storm series does well in Great Britain.So, it was great to see I had my first sales in France for Nike’s Wings – a political thriller with a kickass heroine.28 Amazon FR Paid > … > Action & Adventure14 Kindle FR Paid > …...read more
*laughing* I can just hear it – a ‘sweet’ erotic romance? How is that even possible? To tell you the truth, I just wanted to write an erotic romance with a Christmas theme. The holidays for me have always been a celebration of love, romance, etc. (I was married on Christmas Eve in a reformed Catholic Church, in what had been a chicken barn before family, friends, and the homeless people the church served. Yeah, I’m like that.) So it was important to me for it to have a positive theme – no bad boys with bad...read more