the series Hearts in Hazard & Into Death

the series Hearts in Hazard & Into Death

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1st draft of The Hazard of Secrets (book 10 in the Hearts in Hazard series)
1st draft of Discovering Your Characters (book 5 in the Think like a Pro Writer series)

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

What I'm Reading Now: Essie Summers . . . Again

Season of Forgetfulness


I kept Essie Summers on my shelves when I trashed a lot of other Harlequins and HPresents and Mira and other similar books.

Summers inspired in me a desire to see New Zealand. She writes strong honorable heroes and spunky joyful heroines who have classic misunderstandings or hidden secrets or black sheep relatives who taint reputations far and wide (as Lizzie Bennett realizes her little sister has done in Pride and Prejudice).

The humor arises from situation, as it does in life. I can guarantee at least one good cry per book.  If you read a lot of Summers, the stories can get repetitive and some of the early editions had errors that can drop you out of the story. However, I recommend any of her books.

This is one of a broken heart healed, and Summers does that best.

Besides this I recommend ~ 
Not By Appointment
House on Gregor's Brae
Beyond the Foothills
One More River to Cross


If you tire of sex for no reason, a h/h you know won't stay together very long, long titles with babies or supposedly exotic heroes who are only arrogant spoiled brats, and a heroine who is a doormat because one event in a 24 hour day controls who she is, then Essie Summers is for you.
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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Happy Birthday, D2Hearts!

2017:  this date.  The Dangers to Hearts is uploaded to Amazon, marking its "birthday"!

What can happen to destroy a romantic idyll?  Try Arson. And Murder.


Available here.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Recommended: Dame Agatha Christie's Postern of Fate

This is an old Amazon review of mine that I decided to share with you.  I hope it gives you a book to read and an author you've not explored yet.

The reviews here (on Amazon) do not quite reflect the essence of the story Postern of Fate. It is Tommy and Tuppence, not Poirot or Marple, which means it is a lot of talk, a lot of piffle, fun bits with T & T, a dog, a mystery, a lot of here and there, and all of a sudden an end.

And it is Dame Agatha's farewell to the couple who charmed us with their idealized romance and their happy (albeit a little dangerous at times) investigations.

Read it for the fun. Read it also for the investigative method when nothing strange is expected but little things keep cropping up. Only Tuppence and Tommy would have started stringing the bits together then persisted in continuing to look for more bits.

Yes, sometimes it seems irritating, but you also cannot walk away from the story without wanting to discover more. In that respect, the readers become T & T who cannot walk away from strange bits of information without wanting to discover more.  And in that we are still compelled by the octogenarian Dame Agatha to finish her book.
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