Monthly Archives: May 2011

“The Dead,” Rupert Brooke

The Dead I Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead! There’s none of these so lonely and poor of old, But, dying, has made us rarer gifts than gold. These laid the world away; poured out the red Sweet … Continue reading

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“The One-Legged Man,” Siegfried Sassoon

The One-Legged Man Propped on a stick he viewed the August weald; Squat orchard trees and oasts with painted cowls; A homely, tangled hedge, a corn-stalked field, And sound of barking dogs and farmyard fowls. And he’d come home again … Continue reading

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Reviews of Dream Lover

I have a post up at The Criminal Element today: Hijinks with History: Abigail Adams as Detective? Dream Lover: Paranormal Tales of Erotic Romance, an anthology in which I have a short story, “Vanilla,” has received a number of reviews … Continue reading

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Unusual Pirates

My post on Unusual Pirate Romances is online at Heroes and Heartbreakers.

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Imaginary Alleys

London 1900: The Imperial Metropolis got me to thinking. How accurate does a historical writer have to be about the tiny details of place? Does it only matter about the major landmarks, or do the side streets count as well? … Continue reading

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Days of Our (Future) Lives: Romance in J.D. Robb

One of the reasons J.D. Robb’s mystery series has continued so long, so successfully, is that it has ongoing romantic elements. There’s the main couple, futuristic police detective Eve Dallas and her financier husband Roarke, but there is also a … Continue reading

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“Enemies,” Siegfried Sassoon

Enemies He stood alone in some queer sunless place Where Armageddon ends. Perhaps he longed For days he might have lived; but his young face Gazed forth untroubled: and suddenly there thronged Round him the hulking Germans that I shot … Continue reading

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Regarding the Miracle of Time

I’m blogging over at Novelists, Inc. today – Regarding the Miracle of Time. Also, have a pretty picture:

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The Jetsons Future of J.D. Robb

I’ve been slowly reading the Eve Dallas mysteries by J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts), a few at a time, and recently passed number 25 in the series. Even while reading the first in the series, Naked in Death, I’ve thought the … Continue reading

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“Garrow’s Law,” Series 1

I have a new post up at The Criminal Element today, titled Dynamic Duos: Wimsey and Vane. I recently finished watching Garrow’s Law, Series One. The series is a little bit like Law and Order: Georgian England, with Andrew Buchan … Continue reading

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