Category Archives: Authors

What the Staceys (and the Kowalskis, probably) love about camping


My new book, What It Take: A Kowalski Reunion Novel, takes place during the annual Kowalski family camping trip, so I thought it would be fun to ask my family what they like best about camping. (Full disclaimer: camping to my family means a 2 bedroom camper parked in a seasonal campground, complete with microwave, […]

The Songs of Summer


  Hot in the City is set against the backdrop of an August heatwave in the city of Boston, but I was drinking coffee in cold, rainy Oregon while I wrote it. I used music to evoke memories of summers past when I lived in Boston. Memories of cookouts, rooftop parties, cute dresses and flip-flops, […]

Vivienne’s Top 10: Why Having a Badass Husband During the Month of Love Is Awesome


When Vivienne first met Jace, she had a pretty darned good idea her world had just been turned upside down. She was right. After all, take-no-sh*t alphas tend to have a way of getting what they want when they want it. But she quickly learned having an alpha in her corner came with perks—especially on […]

Gifts That Are Better Than Candy


  February is an amazing month for romance readers, because Valentine’s Day is considered the epitome of romance. Hearts and flowers and romantic candlelit dinners. And speaking of candlelit dinners, food is a great way to romance someone, no matter what time of year it is. In my newest release, As I Am, one of […]

Top 7 Reasons to Love Urban Fantasy!


From Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Supernatural to Dirk Gently and iZombie, stories about magic and the paranormal set in the here and now keep grabbing us. Ever wondered why? I have a few theories… Kick-ass heroines. A cornerstone of the urban fantasy genre. Just because we’re happy to have a hot guy help us […]