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Book Review - Stranger in My Arms

Original Publication: Avon Books, 1998 Re-Release: February, 2011 Buy Links: Sexual Content: 3/5 Synopsis "Lady Hawksworth, your husband is not dead..."  With these words, Larissa's life turned upside down. Hunter, Earl of Hawksworth, had been lost at sea. Or so she'd been told. Their unhappy marriage -- with its cold caresses and passionless kisses -- was over. But now a powerful, virile man stood before her, telling secrets only a husband could know, and vowing she would once again be his wife in every way. While Lara couldn't deny that this man with the smoldering dark eyes resembled Hunter, he was attentive and loving in ways he never was before. Soon she desperately wanted to believe, with every beat of her heart, that this stranger was truly her husband. But had this rake reformed-- or was Lara being seduced by a cunning stranger? Review Larissa (Lara) was as cu

Man of My Dreams - a review

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication date: 07/05/2011 Series: Sherring Cross #1 Nook Books: Originally Published by AVON: 1992 Sex Level: 2 of 5 Overview Wildly unpredictable, the most desirable beauty in the land, Megan Penworthy has set her amorous sights on Ambrose St. James, a man she has never met but has every intention of marrying. And no other suitor will satisfy her - especially not the common, if uncommonly handsome, horse breeder, Devlin Jefferys. Posing as lowborn Jefferys to escape a potentially fatal confrontation, Sir Ambrose is enthralled by the brazen, duke-hunting redhead. Without revealing his true identity, he vows to seduce and tame her, thereby foiling Megan's plans to marry the man of her dreams. But the notorious rogue never imagined the enchanting schemer would turn out to be the only woman he would ever dream of marrying. My Vi

In Defense of the ?

Your comments, thoughts, suggestions, issues, and insight are always welcome. Please feel free to reply to any of my posts. Another sad trend in grammar/punctuation/spelling that has inundated social media sites is the abuse, misuse, and absence entirely of our cute ? In the image above, we know that both sentences need a ? after them. Just because you ask in a loud voice doesn't make it an exclamation. We used to do the ?! until somebody said enough is enough and that helpful bit of clarity went bye-bye. And, no, I don't care one fig what APS has to say about it, either. It is just too much effort to select both the SHIFT and ? keys. The bottom line is this: lazy. Lazy people do lazy things, and it usually shows up in their writing as well as their bedroom, or their house in general. To my way of thinking (and seeing), this is the equivalent of walking into someone's home and seeing dirty dishes piled high in the sink, dust bunnies tumbling along the

Secrets of a Summer Night review

Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: Avon; The Wallflowers, Book 1 edition (October 26, 2004) Language: English Amazon Buy Link: Synopsis The Wallflowers Four young ladies at the side of the ballroom make a pact to help each other find husbands . . . no matter what it takes Proud and beautiful Annabelle Peyton could have her pick of suitors — if only she had a dowry. Her family is on the brink of disaster, and the only way Annabelle can save them is to marry a wealthy man. Unfortunately, her most persistent admirer is the brash Simon Hunt, a handsome and ambitious entrepreneur who wants her as his mistress. Annabelle is determined to resist Simon's wicked propositions, but she can't deny her attraction to the boldly seductive rogue, any more than he can resist the challenge she presents. As they try to outmaneuver each other, they find themselves surrendering to a love more

10 Things ... My Take

Your comments, thoughts, suggestions, issues, and insight are always welcome. Please feel free to reply to any of my posts. From comes an article entitled: 10 Things that Happen when You're Obsessed with Writing . And, here are my responses to those 10 things. 1. You’re overly conscious of other people’s traits No, not entirely. In fact, I can be rather oblivious to even the obvious about others. I tend to listen more than I observe and observe setting more than the people inside it. I can tell you what trees are growing and the flowers planted in window boxes, smells, sounds, and traffic volume, the accent giveaways, and even what a majority of the folk seem to like wearing, but as for them personally ... even if I did have a hunch, it could be wrong. 2. And your surroundings Well, yeah. I just said that, so ... 3. You’re always jotting ideas down Not always. In fact, I rarely do this. And, believe it or not, it's been a safe bet thus fa

Creating Ads

I've been playing around with and creating my own ads, banners, Facebook profile covers, etc. It's fun! And, a lot of time-consuming work, too. But, it's still fun!