Halloween Blog Hop – My Parents Buried Me in a Red Dress

Today I’m excited to be sharing an excerpt from my short erotic horror story “My Parents Buried Me in a Red Dress” as part of the Halloween Blog Hop! Be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post.  The next thing I remember is my funeral. I am not sure how I Read More

the anatomists wife

Book Review: the Anatomist’s Wife by Anna Lee Huber

The Anatomist’s Wife, the first book in the Lady Darby Mystery Series by Anna Lee Huber, is a quick-paced mystery series set in Scotland. I enjoyed this first book and plan to read the rest of the series. First, a little about the book: Scotland, 1830. Following the death of her husband, Lady Darby has Read More

no comfort

Book Review: No Comfort for the Lost by Nancy Herriman

On Monday, Nancy Herriman, the author of No Comfort for the Lost, did an author interview with me. I am very grateful that she stopped by! Be sure to check out what she had to say.  I recently checked out the first book in Nancy Herriman’s new mystery series set in old San Francisco, No Comfort for the Read More

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Book Review: The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory

I have read several of Philippa Gregory’s book – not all of them, but a good many; The Taming of the Queen is one of her best. I think that Gregory’s writing has gotten better with time. Even though she has said in interviews that her Wildacre trilogy is her favorite set of works, I Read More


Interview with Jeanne Charters, Author of “Shanty Gold”

I recently had the privilege of copy editing Jeanne Charter’s debut novel Shanty Gold. I enjoyed reading the book so much that sometimes I forgot I was supposed to be editing it and would have to go back and re-read parts so I could proofread it properly. If you find any errors in Shanty Gold, Read More


When Writing Goes Bad

or, Why I’ll Probably Break Up With Game of Thrones I don’t think I can talk about the season 5 finale of Game of Thrones without spoilers so… You have been warned. I took the death of Jon Snow at the tail end of the season 5 finale, “Mother’s Mercy,” hard. At this point, I Read More

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Making Stories Your Own

I just found this really fascinating article about the history of Cinderella. For most of us, probably our first introduction to Cinderella was Disney’s 1950 version. As we got older, we probably heard rumors of the darker Grimm version in which the sisters mutilate their own feet to fit in the slippers. But you might Read More


Excerpt from “The Vampire’s Gift”

Calmet gasped. It was Ellen, but not the way he remembered her. She looked younger, paler, her long blonde hair, which she usually pinned up, was flowing freely. She was smiling, but not in the way that used to bring him comfort. The ends of her mouth were curled into a dangerous smirk and the Read More


Question of the Day – What are you currently working on?

What are you currently working on? Regular readers of this blog will see that I am constantly posting excerpts from some erotic short stories I have been working on. My goal is to compile all of my erotic shorts together into a single collection. When reading or just browsing erotic and romance stories on various Read More


Excerpt 2 from The Vampire’s Daughter

He watched his daughter skip away through the darkness. She was so lovely and spirited and made him so proud. She was his hope for the future. “Why do you let her do whatever she wants, my lord?” asked a sly and seductive voice. “You know why, Jessenda,” he replied. Jessenda, another of Vincent’s servants, Read More