March 25, 2016

Dear Readers:

I was at a cocktail party recently where a woman said, without any apology, that she never reads. No time or inclination!

What? Can you imagine a world in which books were not a part of your everyday pleasure? There is nothing, absolutely nothing, like opening a new book and anticipating what is to come.

Seriously, are you like me, do you always have to have a book or books you are reading, possibly in several rooms of your house, even in your purse when you have a bit of spare time, like sitting in a doctor’s waiting room, or even the bathroom? Right now, I have one sitting on my bedside table, one each in two of my four bathrooms (I read in the tub, too!), and one in the car. Amazingly, I can pick up the threads in each of them without getting confused.

There is nothing worse, in my opinion, than hitting a reading slump where you just can’t find a book that hits your interest. But, oh, the joy when you find a new-to-you author, and you can glom their entire backlist. I’ve done that with several authors lately, like Robyn Carr’s Virgin River series, all of Elin Hilderbrand’s Nantucket books, Patrick Taylor’s Irish doctor series, Nalini Singh’s archangels, and Brock and Bodie Thoene’s Holocaust and Jerusalem novels.

And while I usually don’t reread old books, I’ve reached an age where I can go back to an old favorite and find that it’s like reading a new book. With that in mind, I read LaVyrle Spencer’s HUMMINGBIRD, and recalled why I fell in love with romance novels all those years ago. Same is true of Pamela Morsi’s COURTING MISS HATTIE. Amazing how some book hold up, despite changing times!

Bottom line: I love books, both the writing and the reading.


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With that in mind, I hope you’ll check out my latest book, THE ANGEL WORE FANGS, May 31. This is Cnut Sigurdsson’s book, the seventh book in my Deadly Angel series. Don’t you love how the cover artist got Cnut’s Ragnor Lothbrok hairstyle just right?
After that will be the eighth Deadly Angels book, GOOD VAMPIRES GO TO HEAVEN. What a funny and poignant story for Zebulan, the good demon! This will probably be the last book in the series, but who knows what will happen in the future? Notice Zeb’s bald look on the cover. We had to do that because a lot of his hair got yanked out during the long period when he was tortured in the Horror dungeon. But not to worry, he got rescued by a Viking vangel witch, and The Crazy Coven.
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Tante Lulu will be back in town then. I’m currently working on THE CAJUN DOCTOR, which should be out in early 2017. This is the story for Daniel LeDeux, one of the Alaska Cajun twins; he’s a burned out pediatric oncologist. The other twin, Aaaron, a pilot, will be up next.

Don’t think I’m giving up on the Vikings, though, or the Navy SEALs. Lots of characters who still have stories to tell: Jamie the Scots Viking, Alrek the Clumsy Viking, Tykir’s other sons; and the SEALs JAM, Geek, K4, and Slick.


I’ve mentioned it before and it bears repeating…I love hearing from readers. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your telling me how you feel about my books and how they affect you personally.


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