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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Guest Author Interview: Angelica French

Alexis: We are very pleased to have Erotic Romance author Angelica French here with us as she celebrates the release of her debut book Streetwalker coming out next month!

Angelica: Thanks so much, Alexis, for having me on HEAT. I’ve been a reader for a while now, and I appreciate the range you cover here. It’s exciting to be where some of my favorite authors appear!

I feel so blessed because I received a contract for my erotic romance in January and then a contract for my first culinary mystery in February. Talk about writing books 180 degrees apart!

My debut novel, Streetwalker, is part one of a trilogy (“Sex Sells”) about Carrie’s journey to self-actualization. It’s an erotic romance, but I believe it has strong elements of women’s fiction as well.

Alexis: Where did you get the idea for this story?
Angelica: Streetwalker came whole cloth. Carrie popped into my head one day with her story. Then she wrote it. I felt that I channeled her the whole way, though she hasn’t interfered with the editing process, thank goodness! My writing pattern for Streetwalker varied from most of my other novels. I wrote most of it in scenes that I linked rather than in a linear progression. I wrote much of it at night, even though I’m a morning person. I felt I was just the fingers on the keyboard! My very first novel was done that way as well. Lucinda may never find a home, but she took over her book and made me write her story instead of the one I planned to write. Carrie must have trained with Lucinda, because she was very insistent about what I write!

Alexis: What are your favorite traits of the two main characters?
Angelica: Carrie is my 24-year-old prostitute who works her way into a deal to partner with Harlan, the older male “madam” of a high-end brothel on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The fact that he’s black doesn’t bother her, but the way he works his way into her life does! Harlan is the sexiest man she’s ever met, and he threatens her vow to never let a man get close. Carrie is vulnerable while trying to be tough, and Harlan just doesn’t get ruffled about much. She’s smart but doesn’t think she is. She’s curious and a voracious reader. Harlan’s extensive vocabulary intrigues her, and she requests he define words he uses. Harlan is a fixer. He sees Carrie for who she truly is long before she’s aware of it, and he sets about to ensure she attains her potential. Their sex is sizzling even as she fights her attraction to him. His dark demons cause him to withhold part of himself, too. While they have a HFN ending to book one, more misadventures await the two of them in the remaining books in the trilogy.

Alexis: What was the first romance you ever read?
Angelica: Peyton Place was the hot book in 1956, and my mother must have bought it and set it aside somewhere. I happened on it a few years later and read it in the bathroom, hiding it underneath the Kotex napkins box my mother, sister, and I shared. I’m sure the family wondered why I suddenly had constipation problems in our one-bathroom house.

Alexis: What was your first writer’s conference?
Angelica: I heard about the Southern California Writers’ Conference from a critique group member during the year that I “transitioned” (retired is an old person word!) from my 39 years as an educator to full-time writing. SCWC offered opportunities for one-to-one meetings with agents and editors who had previously read the beginning of your manuscript and gave you feedback. I was in! I flew to California with copies of four full manuscripts to distribute to the folks who would be requesting them after reading my brilliant pennings. Needless to say, the recycle guy got some extra work after that weekend. Still, I was grateful to have professionals evaluate my work. They didn’t request fulls for Streetwalker, but I got positive feedback (?) about how well I wrote sex scenes! I’ve been back several times since. It’s a great conference for learning and networking.

Alexis: What are you working on now?
Angelica: This summer, my business plan production schedule has me tied to three major projects and a few smaller ones. I am a writer who has to work on more than one manuscript at a time. For me, that keeps both boredom and writer’s block at bay! This summer I am finishing my second full-length play, book two in my culinary mystery series, and book two for Carrie and Harlan in the “Sex Sells” series. Additionally, I am working on three novellas and searching for publishing homes for some of my other completed novels.

Alexis: Do you have a particular question you’d like to ask our readers?
Angelica: Why shouldn’t we legalize prostitution in the U.S.?

Alexis: Angelica, thank you so much for visiting with us. Hey everyone, check out the excerpt below :-)

 Excerpt from Streetwalker:

Carrie convulsed and her laughter sputtered out. "Only you, Harlan, would worry about SPF levels when you take a girl on a picnic. I love you," then realizing what she had said, she tacked on, "like a brother. Oh, God, no. Not like a brother," remembering her past a beat too late. "Like ... a business partner."

He shook his head. "That's better. I do not want you thinking of me as a brother!"

About Angelica French:
After 39 years as an educator, Sharon Arthur Moore "transitioned" to the life of full-time fiction writer. She's an intrepid cook, game-player, and miniatures lover. She writes culinary mysteries, women's fiction, historical fiction, short stories, plays, and erotic romance (Under the pen name Angelica French). Sharon has lived in every region of the country except the Pacific Northwest and loved every single one of them. Her current favorite region is the desert Southwest. She is married to the most extraordinary man and claims four children, one daughter-in-law, a grandson, and dog Maudie.

Alexis: To find out more about Angelica, visit these links:
Facebook:Angelica French
Twitter: @RomanceRighter

Friday, June 28, 2013

Kayce Lassiter - The Good, The Bad and The UGLY.

Well, here it is another blog Friday and Kayce totally got her days mixed up.  So my apologies if you checked for my blog earlier and it wasn't here.  It was written, it was ready, and then it was MIA.  Argh! 
Okay, here we go...I'm so excited.   I finally got the question, "Would you mind if I interviewed you?"  Woo Hoo!  Whee!  Happy dancing across the living room floor!  Alright, I know...silly, but I can't help myself.  I just get so excited.  I'm being interviewed and you are all invited to sit in on it.  Nevermind that the call came from yours truly and I'm interviewing myself.  'Why?'' you ask?  Well.............because I can.  : - )  Roll with it.  We'll have fun.  I promise.  So here goes.  I'm so nervous.  I just hope there aren't any questions I can't answer. 

Why did you decide to interview yourself?  It’s a good gig…you know all the answers and you get to ask only the questions you want to answer.  What’s not to love about that?  (I’m not stupid.)

Where and when were you born and where do you call home?  (You can leave the year off your birth date if you’d like.)  DUH!  Like that isn’t a no-brainer. LOL  I have an August birthday, was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and still live close by in the Valley of the Sun (Valley of the Hotter Than Hell right now!).

What are some day jobs you’ve had and what were the best and worst?  I’ve been a telephone solicitor, receptionist, secretary, computer programmer, project manager, bartender, mother, and writer.  The worst was telephone solicitor and I quit the day I tried to sell magazines to a sobbing woman, only to find she’d just buried her husband…Not a good day for anyone!  The absolute best was mother (most days), but I’d have to say writing runs it a close second.

Any pets that you would like to tell us about, share a pic?  OMG, through the years I have had so many pets—horses, goats, cows, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, geese, pigs, sheep, fish, birds, lizards, guinea pigs, hamsters, tortoises, and one stinking snake!  (Can you tell the snake wasn’t my favorite?)  I currently have four horses—Red, Kentucky, Cody, and Meeko.  I also have three dogs—Toby (named after Toby Keith), Rex (named after no one), and Skay (named by a seven year old).  (I'll scatter some pics of them throughout so you can see what some of them look like.)  The red mare shown here is my old lady.  She is the mustang I adopted from the Bureau of Land Management 26 years ago and she rules the roost around here.

Who’s your favorite author and Why?  My favorite author is Janet Evanovich because she makes me laugh out loud.  That’s who I want to be when I grow up!
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?  Ohmigosh, there are so many writers who have mentored and helped me through the years, but I’d have to say the one I call “mentor” is Amanda Harte-Cabot.  Aside from being a wonderful writer, she was the first person to encourage me to try and she has unfailingly been there by my side the whole way…Amanda, you rock!  Aside from Amanda, I also have to give a shout out to my critique group, the Butterscotch Martini Girls—Brit Blaise, Judi Thoman, Tina Gerow, Cassie Ryan, Dani Petrone, Kayla Janz, Lynne Logan, H.D. Thomson, Samantha Storm, Isabella Clayton, and Lisa Pietsch.  These girls are the ones who keep me straight, prop me up when I start to lean, and drink with me when nothing else works.
What makes you cry and what makes you laugh?  I thought this was going to be a complicated answer, but it boiled down to a couple of very simple things.  Love makes me cry…and it can be either the positives or negatives of love—losing someone you love, seeing someone you love hurt, parting from a loved one, weddings, births, graduations, achievements of those you love, and so many other things about love.  What makes me laugh is life—people, me, and stupidity are right at the top of my list.
Ever go out in public with your shirt on inside out, or slippers on, and when realizing it, just said screw it?  Of course I have.  What else can you do when you’re 50 miles from home and all you have on your feet is your slippers?  Besides, I love to laugh and make others laugh and if wearing my shirt inside out brings a laugh to someone else, what’s the harm?
Are you a “domestic” person?  Make your bed in the morning?  Like to cook?  Those of you who know me are laughing your butts off right now.  Don’t lie…you are too.  Domestic I’m not!  My bed gets made when I know company is coming and if they just show up, my door gets closed and no one gets “the tour”.  (So if you stopped by and didn’t get the tour, you now know why.)  Cooking is something I believe should be reserved for those who can.  My skill happens to be in ordering take-out and I can pick out a really mean TV dinner.

Do you prefer fuzzy or tube socks?  In the winter, I prefer fuzzy zany socks.  In the summer, I prefer lightweight zany socks.  (Sensing a pattern, are ya?)  There is never a time for tube socks…they don’t come in zany!
Do you have a nickname?  Through the years, I’ve been given a number of nicknames—most of which cannot be printed here without offending at least one person.  But I think my most un-favorite nickname was one given to me in kindergarten, and that one was “Woody Woodpecker”.  The inciting incident was one afternoon when I was playing with some neighbor kids and we were swinging on the vines of their weeping willow tree.  My vine broke (yeah, I know…what were the chances of that?) and I cut my head open on a rock.  My mother (the consummate clown) convinced the doctor that after they’d stitched and bandaged my head, they should leave a little topknot of hair hanging out the top.  Yep, you got it…Woody Woodpecker’s topknot.  (Mom, I still haven’t forgiven you for that!  LOL)
What are your pet peeves?  Bad drivers, cockroaches, weeds, telemarketers, toolbars that take over my computer, too few checkers at the store, snail mail, the summer heat in Phoenix, and grocery store parking lots with two aisles in a row both designated to go the same direction (you know who you are!).
Coffee or tea?  Favorite food?  Vanilla or chocolate ice-cream?  Coffee!  Mexican food!  And chocolate anything!
What is your favorite alcoholic bedtime drink?  Yes!  Oh wait…that wasn’t the question, was it?  Did you miss the part about me being a Butterscotch Martini Girl?
What actor or book character do you have a crush on?  Kayla Janz is laughing her butt off over this one and wondering how the hell I managed to miss telling someone.  The actor that makes my heart go barroomph-baroomph would have to be Sam Elliott, and Hugh Jackman runs him a damn close second.  As for book characters that knock my socks off, without a doubt that would be Morelli or Ranger—and they vie for first place depending on which one is flirting with me (er…Stephanie Plum) that particular day.  And for those of you who don’t know who Morelli and Ranger are, you have to pick up One for the Money by Janet Evanovich and begin your E-ticket ride!
If you couldn’t be an author, who or what would you want to be?  Katherine Ross or Stephanie Plum.  (The love interests for some of my favorite leading men…see previous question.  LOL)
Have you ever read or seen yourself as a character in a book or a movie?  Really?  (Refer back to previous two questions for the answer to this one.)
Where did your love of storytelling come from?  I think I would have to say my family.  My parents are deaf and my mother used to be president of the Phoenix Theater for the Deaf, and there isn’t anything that woman won’t do for a laugh!  So she planted the seed and then the rest of the family pretty much gave me a lot of material to work with.  LOL
What does your family think of your writing?  They love it, as long as it isn’t about them.  My son has a great deal of difficulty reading my romance books because he’s always afraid I’m going to throw him a curve and put a love scene on the next page that will make him want to stab himself in the forehead with a fork. 
Have you ever found true love?  I find it daily in every romance book I read and in real life too.  One thing I have found is that “true love” comes with many faces…sometimes it wears the face of a boyfriend or husband, sometimes the face of a mother or father or grandparent, sometimes the face of a sibling, and sometimes the face of a dear friend.  But the wonderful thing is that life gives us all many opportunities to find it…all we have to do is be open to it.
Are you jealous of other writers?  Insanely!
What was the hardest part of writing and did you learn anything from it?  The first word.  Yes, I learned once you get past that, it doesn’t get any easier.  You will continue to agonize over each and every one.

Have you ever hated something you wrote?  No…everything I write is perfect (NOT).  Yes, I have, and you’ll see it when pigs fly!  LOL
How long did it take you to finish your first book?  Which time?  LOL  As most writers know, the first time you write “The End”…is only the beginning.  In my case, it turned out the first book was only half a book and it had the wrong ending for a romance.  Argh!  So once I learned enough to know what it was I didn’t know, I added some characters, some more sub-plot, a different ending and…well, basically, I wrote an entirely new book.  Then I think I’ve probably rewritten it no less than ten times since.
What was the toughest criticism given to you as an author? The best compliment?  I think the toughest criticism given to me came from my mother when she first heard I was writing romance.  She looked at me with a perplexed expression and just as serious as could be and asked, “What do you know about romance?”  HUH?  How the heck do you answer that?  Funny thing is, I think I’ve asked myself that same question dozens of times since.  LOL  The best compliment is actually a toss-up between two comments that came just within the last few weeks.  The first was when a friend who read one of my blogs commented that it brought to mind Erma (OMG!!!) Bombeck and another was when a good friend emailed me to ask if I had ever read Janet Evanovich.  She said she had just finished Explosive Eighteen and the story and writing reminded her of mine. HOLY FREAKING COW!  You should have been there for the squeeing and happy dancing on both occasions!  If I could only aspire to be half as funny and witty as either of those women, I would die a happy author!   

Is anything in your stories based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?  Ah, the age-old question:  fact or fiction?  Well, it’s a bit of both.  You take a real-life experience, crush it to death until it morphs into something totally unrecognizable, then you add the dialogue you “wish you had said at the time”, do all the illegal (and sometimes immoral) things you were dying to do at the time but knew you’d never get away with, you add a composite of some of the people you’ve known through the years, and win the perfect man of your dreams that you wish you were with today…and, voile…fiction!
If your characters could speak for themselves, what would they say?  Help!  I’m trapped and she won’t let me out!
Do you write an outline before every book you write?  Nope.  I have always been what they refer to as a “pantser”…but I’m hoping to change that one day because flying by the seat of your pants shaves years off your life.
How many people have you killed over the course of your career?  None…yet.  But don’t mess with me—there’s always a first time!
Where and when do you prefer to do your writing?  I’m mostly a weekend warrior.  I like to take an entire Saturday or Sunday and drag my laptop to a restaurant to write.  I like to start the day at one of the local Village Inns, where their fabulous wait staff always keeps the coffee coming.  Then I move to Dillon’s at the Zoo and write through lunch and dinner.  When the weather is good, I like to sit on the patio, which borders the flamingo enclosure.  My favorite bartenders (Eric, Linda, and Kaitlyn) make sure I have enough libations to keep the writing juices flowing.  If I get writers block, I watch people or flamingos for a while and something I see will generally trigger an opening…and if not, the drinks are good!
Do you ever write in your PJ’s or naked?  I edit at home, so I sometimes do my editing in PJ’s.  As for writing naked…not any more…Village Inn won’t allow it and the flamingos at Dillon’s make me nervous when naked.
What are the most important attributes to remaining sane as a writer?  Is this a trick question?  You can’t be sane and be a writer!  Who came up with this question?
What will you do when the zombies come?  Haven’t you seen any of the movies?  You have to pretend to be one, but be a slow walker so you end up at the back of the pack and then when they aren’t looking, run like hell.
Would you slay a dragon or tame it?  If it didn’t turn my butt into a fried fritter first, I’d probably try to tame it.  I don’t believe in slaying dragons…unless they’re the mean ones with halitosis and warts on their noses that don’t like anything but virgins.  I’m just sayin’…
Are you fun to go on vacation with?  It all depends on where we are going.  If it involves holding snakes or jumping out of airplanes, I’m not gonna be a real hoot.  But if it involves little pink drinks with umbrellas in them or cowboys in tight jeans or horses, you’re gonna L-O-V-E me! 
Has the dog ever eaten your manuscript?  No…but there were times when I wished it would!  I still have hopes for Skay (shown here)...if anyone could destroy a manuscript, it would be this guy.
Do you really go around in a corset, high heels, and a whip, subjugating men?  Uh…no.  (That’s the story I’m goin’ with!)
If you were in a bar fight, would you be punching or holding jackets?  I used to be a bartender.  I would be holding jackets (in a pile on top of me on the floor behind the bar).  My momma didn’t raise no fool!  Punching gets you a broken nose.
Do you have any advice for other writers?  Yeah, if you’re sane, stay that way and pick something easy like lion tamer or bronc buster.  If you’re not, welcome to my world!
Where can your readers stalk you?  Okay, the word “stalk” makes me a little itchy.  But if you’re not a forty year old man living in your mother’s basement with her body in the freezer, playing video games in your tighty whities and cutting letters out of magazines and pasting them into notes, then please…stop by and say hi. 
Blog:                   (here…every other Friday)
Website:         (under construction, so check back later)
Before you go, what can you tell us about your latest projects?  Well, I am currently working on the release of my first full length novel, a single-title called Katie’s Rock.  It is a story about a single mother forced to choose between two brothers—will she choose the perfectionist with trust issues or the younger brother who seems to always want what his brother has?  Look for it to hit in early August-2013.  I also have another project which I am currently shopping with some of the New York publishers.  That one is a four-book series and the first book in the series, currently titled Loons of a Feather, is a takeoff on a short story I published back in 2011 as part of an anthology titled Twice Upon a Time.  In Loons of a Feather, we once again ride along for the misadventures of Delta, a fairy godmother who rides a Harley, wears cowboy hats and boots, and has a tattoo on her shoulder that says, “Bite Me, Cowboy!”  I will keep you posted on the fate of this series.
I want to add one more thank you to this blog posting…a huge thanks to Lisa Pietsch for her fabulous Social Media Superstar Handbook.

If you are a writer, this is a must-have book for your reference shelf, to help you navigate the dark and scary back alleys of social media promotion.  Lisa Pietsch is a social media rock star and in this book she shares her secrets with us writers who are social-media-challenged.  She also has a list of 305 interview questions, which I stole from shamelessly for this interview.  Thanks, Lisa!
Well, that’s my story, baseless and bonkers, and I’m stickin’ to it.  Hang on tight now, cuz’ we’re gonna go real, real fast!
Love ya,


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Oh, Those Eyes!

As a reader, I love it when an author describes a hero’s eyes, especially if they sparkle with mischief or humor or become darker with passion. And what amazes me most is the varied and sheer amount of words an author can find so the reader will know the exact color. As a writer, I have several sources I use to help me and of course, there is the internet to help as well.  

I will admit, I’ve always been attracted to blue eyes so let’s take that color. We have azure, sky blue, sapphire, cobalt, violet-blue, cerulean, turquoise, lapis lazuli, steel, indigo, royal, cornflower, electric….you get the picture.

The same can be said for green. There are so many shades of green. I myself have said my heroine’s eyes were the color of new leaves….now how’s that for a description? One of my hero’s has sherry-colored eyes…..which is really a sort of brown, like …well….sherry. I like brown eyes..…..they can run the gamut from chocolate brown to tawny, like a lion. My husband has brown eyes (dark brown, like coffee) and when I look into his eyes, I see my past and my future. I also see love….and a good deal of humor. Yes, his eyes do twinkle!
 I’ve noticed a lot more gray-eyed heroes and heroines (and yes, I admit, one or two of my characters have gray eyes….I myself have gray eyes…..well, they’re kinda blue, kinda grey, not quite as dark as slate….and they can change with what I’m wearing. I know! It’s the strangest thing….if I wear something that is spring green in color, my eyes will turn a beautiful shade of dark blue. If I wear blue? Well, they seem to get a little grayer. It’s weird….but again, I have digressed (and really, did you expect me not to go off on another tangent….I do that a lot).
What about hazel eyes?  Or a heroine with amethyst eyes, which I think are beautiful. I do find it curious though that I haven’t run across a man having amethyst eyes….why is that?
So, the eyes have it. Be they sparkling with wit or shadowed with sadness, what color eyes does your hero have?

As always, happy reading!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Guest Author Nancy J. Cohen with Giveaway: Larger Than Life Heroes

We are very pleased to have Paranormal Romance author Nancy J. Cohen with us to talk about her newest book Warrior Rogue. For a chance to win her romance Circle of Light, be sure to leave a comment at the end. Welcome Nancy!

What are the qualities of a larger than life hero? While creating the Drift Lords paranormal series, I wanted to imbue my team of warriors with admirable traits and yet still give them vulnerabilities so they’d appeal to readers. They wouldn’t have superhuman powers, but they’d possess fighting skills to battle the evil Trolleks who have invaded Earth from another dimension.

As I see it, a larger than life hero has some extraordinary talent. For example, he can be a normal man who shows exceptional attention to detail, like Sherlock Holmes. Or he can have trained for years in personal combat in a way that makes him a formidable opponent. See Person of Interest on TV for an example of this type of hero. The stoic character John can knock out any number of bad guys without a qualm.

My Drift Lords have the innate ability to sniff cors particles, a substance produced at a rift horizon when a gate opens between dimensions. Thus my warriors can tell when an intrusion has occurred. Their job is to repel the invaders and seal the rifts. When they are not called to duty, they lead normal lives.

Gadgetry may be a part of the hero’s arsenal. My guys carry PIPs, or Personal Intel Platforms. These pocket-sized devices have scanning and sensor capabilities. They’re armed with phase pistols and daggers but are still vulnerable to the Trollek mind touch that turns people into slaves. To immunize themselves, they must either perform a painful process every twenty-four hours, or kiss the heroine who is their destined mate.

The women associated with the Drift Lords are special, as they have derived their powers from the mighty god, Odin. They’re the ones with supernatural abilities that can combat magic. So while the Drift Lords fight using their trained skills, they need their women to deal with otherworldly elements. Norse mythology underlies this series that has ancient prophesies, legendary quests, and non-stop adventure. If the story isn’t a romance, then your hero might have a sidekick. Secondary characters fulfill this function in a fictional book series.

Every hero has his Kryptonite. Thus the Drift Lords aren’t all powerful. Each one of the six men on the team doubts himself for some reason, and that keeps him from moving forward in a relationship with the heroine.

In WARRIOR ROGUE, Paz Hadar feels he isn’t good enough for sophisticated fashion designer Jennifer Dyhr. Cursed by his father for being a freak due to his rare trait, Paz lacks the confidence to build a prototype for his new invention. In his time off, Paz repairs space telecom networks. His new design will revolutionize the interstellar comm systems, but he isn’t ready to take the next step. He needs Jen’s marketing expertise, but he’s reluctant to reveal his secret to her. While Paz has no trouble fighting Trolleks, facing competitors in the corporate world is another issue. He needs Jen to give him the confidence and inspiration he requires to succeed.

For the perfect example of a larger than life hero, look at Superman. While growing up, he doubts his mission on Earth. As an adult, he doubts that Lois Lane could ever be attracted to his alter ego, Clark Kent. Then when her affection becomes obvious, he fears for her safety if they ever hook up. He may be invulnerable to gunfire, but his heart is another matter. Inside, he’s a person with the normal range of emotions. And that’s the key. No matter how powerful your hero may be or how confident he appears, inside he experiences the same internal conflicts as a regular guy. Even if he’s cocky and arrogant, consider what made him that way. What can pierce this emotional armor and cause him anguish? How can the heroine complete him and fulfill his soul? So while we want our larger than life heroes to be powerful and awesome, we also want them to be human like us.

What qualities do you look for in a hero?

**Commenters will be entered into a drawing for an ebook copy of Circle of Light, #1 in Nancy’s Light-Years Trilogy and winner of the HOLT Medallion.


WARRIOR ROGUE (The Drift Lords Series #2)

When fashion designer Jennifer Dyhr loses her lead actor for a video-game commercial, a replacement literally drops from the sky. Reluctant to let him leave, she hires him as a model for her studio. But when terrorists attack their flight home, Jen must awaken powers she didn’t know she had to protect them both. 

“Rips in the space fabric, special powers, and naked men, oh my! This is a book you will devour in one fell swoop! Nancy J. Cohen has created a very realistic world with characters that you cannot help but to love.”—Faerie Tale Books

“Highly recommend this epic adventure filled with passion and drama.”—Eclipse Reviews


Nancy J. Cohen is an award-winning author of romance and mysteries. Her humorous Bad Hair Day mystery series features hairdresser Marla Shore, who solves crimes with wit and style under the sultry Florida sun. Several of these titles have made the IMBA bestseller list. Shear Murder is the tenth and latest title in this series. Nancy's imaginative romances have also proven popular with fans. Her titles in this genre have won the HOLT Medallion Award and Best Book in Romantic SciFi/Fantasy at The Romance Reviews. WARRIOR ROGUE, #2 in the Drift Lords Series, is her latest title from The Wild Rose Press. Active in the writing community and a featured speaker at libraries and conferences, Nancy is listed in Contemporary Authors, Poets & Writers, and Who's Who in U.S. Writers, Editors, & Poets.

Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win Circle of Light!