Guest Author: Jade Lee/Kathy Lyons

I met today’s guest in New Orleans at an RT Convention in 2014, refreshed my skills with her wisdom at a writing boot camp and laughed until it hurt when we had dinner together as she looked after the international guests. The entire convention was great, but I have to say that meeting this author was one of the memories I'm going to cherish from that event.

For three weeks, until an injury forced her to give up that dream, she was a pro racquetball player in the USA. If that doesn’t give you enough clues...she is a USA Today bestselling author who writes paranormal, contemporary and historical romances under two different author names.
Welcome Jade Lee (Author of Sexy Historical Romance)/Kathy Lyons (Author of Sexy Paranormal Romance) to the quick author quizzing!
Will you please tell us about your latest novel and whether it held any particular challenges for you?
Taming Her Mate was the last in my Grizzlies Gone Wild series. I needed to finally punish the one responsible for all th…

Guest Author: Nalini Singh

Today’s guest author, Nalini Singh, has been a bank temp, candy factory general hand, English teacher lawyer and librarian. She says these many changes in occupation were all “grist for the writer’s mill”. These days writing contemporary and paranormal romances is, of course,  a full-time occupation and among many accolades, she is a NY Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best seller.
Born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand, her books have reached all corners of the world. Among the many awards and accolades, she is a frequent ARRA Award winner and has a huge fan base in North America and in Germany.
Welcome Nalini, and thank you so much for being my guest today.
Thank you for having me, Alyssa.
Would you tell us about your latest release and whether it posed any particular challenges for you?
My next release is WOLF RAIN - out this June. This is part of my Psy-Changeling series, and features a wolf changeling, and a Psy with dark abilities no one quite understands.
Alexei, the hero, w…

Heading to New Orleans!

Hi to everyone!

Just a quick note before I head off across the Pacific Ocean tomorrow bound for the inagural Booklovers Convention in New Orleans. I'm thrilled to be attending this event which has been organised by Jo Carol Jones and her enthusiastic team, and hope to meet many of you there.

You'll notice the blog posts came to a grinding halt after my guest author Darynda Jones. As I mentioned in that post, I knew things were going to get rather crazy for me with lots of deadlines due all at once and a few book signings that took me away from home.

Rest assured, I do have more wonderful authors lined up for this blog and will be back with the first of them, Nalini Singh, on the first of June.

Best wishes and thanks for your patience while I get everything on an even keel again.


Guest Author: Darynda Jones

My guest today joins me from New Mexico and is an amazing NY Times, and USA Today Best Selling author whose title “First Grave on the Right” won both the Golden Heart Award and the RITA from Romance Writers of America. I won't list all her accolades, but will say she’s also been the recipient of two Holt Medallions and a Daphne du Maurier award.
Her paranormal romantic thrillers (Charley Davidson series) and Y/A series (Darklight Trilogy) have both been published by St Martins Press.  Even though she’s not a new author (she’s been writing seriously since 2002), my guest, Darynda Jones, is a fairly new author to me — her work introduced to me by a mutual friend (Hi Dana Alma!) who almost exhausted every superlative in the dictionary as she described Darynda’s stories!!
OMG I love her SO MUCH! 
Welcome Darynda to the quick quizzing blogspot today. It’s great to have you here as my guest and I’m hoping to meet you at the inaugural Booklovers Convention at NOLA.
Thank you so much for havin…

Guest Author: Julia London

My guest today is joining me from Austin,Texas. I’m a huge fan of her Highland Grooms historical series and have read many of her historical romance titles, but wasn’t aware until recently that she also writes contemporary romance Series) and contemporary women’s fiction.

Now I need to check out her Pine River and Cedar Springs series and also the Lake Haven novels!! (If you follow this blog weekly you'll have some idea of how long my TBR list is!!!) I'm sure when I read them they'll go on my keeper shelf along with the stories I have from her series The Desperate Debutantes (love that name!!), The Cabot Sisters, the Scandalous series, and The Secrets of Hadley Green.

While I’ve never met this fabulous NY Times, USA Today & Publisher’s Weekly Bestselling author, I’m looking forward to catching up and saying 'Hi' in New Orleans at the inaugural Booklovers’ Convention. Not only do I love the stories I’ve read, but I was also looking through the Bio on her web page …