My Favorite Romance Tropes, and Not-So-Favorite

I will always pick up books with plots based on these ideas: *Nice, ordinary heroes (think Carla Kelly, or the so-called “beta hero”) *PTSD, Napoleonic Wars-style; angstful spies from the same period *Marriages of convenience *Virginal males (not that you see this one often) *Cross-class romances *Secretly intellectual heroes/heroines (bonus points if society sees them […]

New York Review of Science Fiction Reading

Tomorrow night, I will be reading with along with Kris Saknussemm as part of the New York Review of Science Fiction Reading series, this month guest curated by Amy Goldschlager. The reading is at 7:00 pm at the South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street, New York City. Directions are available at the series website: […]

A teaser from my third Spice novel

This excerpt is from the opening chapter of my third novel for Harlequin Spice. ### “My lady,” Maxime said, “I understand you’re disappointed–“ The Lady Diamanta threw a gold-and-ruby pomegranate at Maxime’s head. He ducked, but it still clipped the top edge of his ducal coronet and spun into the wall of the receiving room […]

New sales!

I’ve sold two more books to Harlequin Spice. The first one is tentatively titled The Duke and the Pirate Queen, but that will very likely change, since all of my other tentative titles have changed before publication. The second is open at the moment; I have several different ideas, and will talk it over with […]