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Cats and Romance – Check Meowt! #books #romance #cats

September is the month of the cat. Cats—both wild and domestic—come from the Felidae family. Around eight to twelve million years ago cats evolved into two categories, which scientists called Old World and New World species. The cat family was also classified into two further groups. Big cats that roared e.g. lions, tigers etc were Panthera while the smaller cats that didn’t roar were placed in...

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Ten Suggestions For Writing Well-Rounded Heroines

I'm visiting Savvy Authors today and talking about heroines. Here's the link to my post, which contains suggestions for writing a good heroine. I intend to try and catch up on some writing this weekend, and I'll be watching the quarter-finals of the rugby World Cup on...

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Twelves Pieces of Advice For First Dates

Going out with someone new can be nerve-racking and stressful. I’m currently researching a new story where first dates are involved, and here are some commonsense suggestions I’ve discovered to get through that date without breaking a sweat. I’ll definitely be using...

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Raspberry Surprise Muffins

Raspberry Surprise Muffins This is an Alison Holst recipe, and one that I make frequently because I really like the combination of raspberry and coffee. 2 cups self-raising flour (or 2 cups plain flour & 2 teaspoons baking powder) ½ cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon ¼...

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The Connection: Characters and Real Life Experience

This is the final day of my Lone Wolf virtual tour. I'm visiting Sara York's blog and talking about authors, life experience and characters. Is there a connection between an author's life experience and their writing? Don't forget--if you comment on my post at Sara's...

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Twelve Facts (?) About Werewolves

1. Legends of werewolves have been with us since Greek times and even earlier. 2. European folk law in particular is full of tales of men shifting to wolves. 3. In one of the legends, Ovid (Metamorphoses) served human flesh to Zeus. In punishment, he was changed to a...

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Corey, the Werewolf, Loves Chocolate, and I Do Too!

Lone Wolf, my fourth Samhain Publishing release is due out on 23 August. Corey, one of the heroes has a liking for chocolate, which R.J., the other hero indulges. “Yeah.” R.J. gave him a quick kiss and pulled a small bar of chocolate out of his pocket. He tucked it in...

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