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Beachy Head - The Other White Cliffs - repost - September 7, 2011

Day 2 began with a drive up to Beachy Head. Located on the white chalk cliffs, much like the white cliffs of Dover, just west of Eastbourne, Beachy Head is truly a sight to see, especially on a brilliant, sunny day with the deep blue of the English Channel sparkling below you. Beachy Head lighthouse stands proudly at the base of the 530 ft cliffs, a warning to ships sailing to close to shore. The South Downs Way, a popular hiking trail, begins at Beachy Head, and continues along t... Click Here To Read More >>

Research Topic - Harris's List of Covent Garden Ladies - September 6, 2011

I recently stumbled upon an article about this ultimate little black book. It’s a sort-of definitive guide for gentlemen about the town looking for a lovely lady’s company. A fallen, lovely lady’s company.  During the mid to late Georgian period, between the years of 1757 to 1795, Harris’s List of Covent Garden Ladies was published annually as a directory of prostitutes in the Covent Garden area of London. It was a small, pocketbook with listings for ... Click Here To Read More >>

What I'm Reading Now: Silk Is For Seduction by Loretta Chase - September 2, 2011

Silk Is For Seduction by Loretta Chase It's a romance this time around - one by the divine Loretta Chase.  There is something magical about the way she breathes life to her characters.  Each body movement, each piece of dialogue is so well-crafted, that I feel they are standing next to me.  She takes a character type you think you already know and completely turns it on its head, making them genuine and human and unique.  And the clothes descriptions in Silk Is For Seduction... Click Here To Read More >>

Confession: Sometimes...I skip to the end. - August 31, 2011

Sometimes…I skip to the end. Of a book. A movie. Sometimes I like to know what’s going to happen before it happens.    In some cases, it’s because I want to know whether the story is going disturb me, and whether I want to spend 2 to 8 hours of my time invested in the plot. Other times, it’s simply a matter of enjoyment. If I know what’s coming, sometimes I actually like the storyline better, particularly if there is a significant a... Click Here To Read More >>

What I'm Reading Now: The Dark Enquiry by Deanna Raybourn - August 24, 2011

The Dark Enquiry by Deanna Raybourn It's no surprise why Raybourn is one of my favorite authors.  Her characters are engaging, her plot twists intriguing, and her prose is as rich and delectable as a warm chocolate souffle.  Her first book, the first in the Lady Julia Grey Series, Silent in the Grave is still my favorite--I find it hard to imagine topping that perfectly crafted story--but The Dark Enquiry, LJG Book 5, is a solid addition to the series.  The author is ta... Click Here To Read More >>

Lady Darby Series Updates - August 22, 2011

Well, contracts have been signed, and I should be receiving edits for Lady Darby Book 1 from my editor any day now, as they are due back to her by mid-October, so production of Book 1 is well under way. I have also been given more definite publishing dates for the books. Book 1 is set for November 2012, and I’m told that is pretty set in stone. My best bet is that the release date will either be just before Halloween (Oct 30th) or Election Day (Nov 6th), because publishing r... Click Here To Read More >>

Research Topic - Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard - August 22, 2011

While doing research on Monday, I stumbled across an interesting person in American history - Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard.  Mrs. Packard was married to Reverand Theopilus Packard in 1839, and they had six children together.  In June of 1860, Mr. Packard, a strict Calvinist minister, decided his wife was "slightly insane" and had her committed to the insane asylum in Jacksonville, Illinois.  Mrs. Packard was not informed of this decision until the county sheriff c... Click Here To Read More >>

Confession: Sometimes...I pretend I'm really cool - August 19, 2011

Sometimes…I pretend I’m really cool. Driving through town on a beautiful day with the windows down, my sunglasses on and the wind blowing through my hair, and music blasting out of the car speakers. It has to be something loud and fast—something that really gets my blood pumping—something that gets me dancing in my seat and drumming my fingers against the steering wheel.    I love the way the sun kisses my skin, the way it glistens off my hair, making i... Click Here To Read More >>

What I'm Reading Now: Envious Casca by Georgette Heyer - August 17, 2011

Envious Casca by Georgette Heyer A marvelous mystery!  Filled with all the elements Heyer's readers have come to expect - insightful characterization and witty dialogue.  This is not the first book I've read by Heyer, being a fan of Regency Romances, but is the first of her mystery thrillers I have picked up.  It certainly won't be the last.  A holiday party takes on a sinister aspect when the colorful assortment of guests discovers there is a killer in their midst. The own... Click Here To Read More >>

Confession: Sometimes...I don't listen very well - August 16, 2011

Sometimes...I don't listen very well. And I never realize it until after the fact.  I take great pride in being a good listener. In knowing how to do it the “right” way. In being an active-listener, and repeating what the speaker said to make sure I truly heard and understand them. In letting them vent their hurts or frustrations, and empathizing while not always offering a solution, because I know sometimes people just want someone to listen.    But... Click Here To Read More >>

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