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The Moonlight Mistress

Remember Hailey?

For those who don’t remember Hailey, or didn’t read The Moonlight Mistress, I thought I’d post a little excerpt to remind you of who she is. She’s currently the star of Under Her Uniform, a Spice Brief. Go here for … Continue reading

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Zouaves at Arisia – Pics

I was thrilled on Sunday morning at Arisia when, while ambling through the lobby, I spotted a zouave. I walked a little past, wondering if I’d been mistaken – maybe it was just a similar uniform, and he was busy … Continue reading

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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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Various reviews, 2008- 2010

It’s been a while since I’ve compiled reviews, if I ever did, so here are links to some of the longer, more detailed reviews of my novels: Read, React, Review reviewed The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover … Continue reading

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Since I’m currently working on some erotica set during World War One, I’ve gone back to my research materials. The photo above reminded me of one of my favorite scenes in The Moonlight Mistress. It was a scene I didn’t … Continue reading

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Bearded Heroes

I’m a guest today at the Novelists, Inc. blog on “Five Ways of Thinking About a Writer’s Conference.” As for my own personal blog, I’ve been wondering something. Where are all the romance heroes with beards? Or even moustaches? I’m … Continue reading

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Carezze Di Luna releases!

I’m on the road today, traveling to Readercon with friends Judith Berman and Michael Swanwick. If you’re going to the con, my schedule is posted here. Today is the release date for the first translation of The Moonlight Mistress. The … Continue reading

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Wordles for my novels!

I made some Wordles. Actually, I did this before, but I didn’t save them. Click to see a larger version – you’ll be sent to the main site. It’s an application that transforms a large chunk of text (in this … Continue reading

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Musings on Discovering/Implementing Theme in The Moonlight Mistress

Someone asked me fairly recently about how I use theme. For me, I might think about theme ahead of time, but it doesn’t really start to manifest until I’ve written a certain amount of the manuscript. Then I start realizing … Continue reading

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Proposing and Disposing

“I shall now defuse this highly explosive bomb while simultaneously, and at the same time, reciting from the works of Percy Bysshe Shelley.” –Gonzo the Great While I’m writing my Crimean War time travel story, I’m also thinking about the … Continue reading

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