My favorite part about buying or renting DVD movies is watching the second disc where all the extras are stored: deleted scenes, gag reels, cast interviews, “the making of…” —everything but the movie. That’s what this section is all about. Okay, there probably won’t be a gag reel, but you never know…

Heart's Desire Series Video

Deleted Scenes

There are scenes that authors write that they truly love and want to share with readers. Every once in a while, however, one of these scenes ends up on the cutting-room floor. No matter how many plot convolutions or character contortions I make to try to keep it in, it simply doesn’t fit. But it doesn’t have to be relegated to the computer’s recycle bin. I hope you enjoy them.

“The Bachelor Auction” from The Hungry Heart: Up until the very last draft, this was the opening scene for the book.


Guest Blog posts

I don't have a blog of my own but I love visiting other people's blogs.

› February 10: I looked at Valentine's Day by the Numbers at A Tasty Read.

› February 10: I dropped by the Romance Junkies blog to share the best writing advice I've ever received and my new obsession.

› February 2, 2016: I celebrated the release of my Valentine's novella, ME+YOU with Christine Warner.

› October 7, 2015: To celebrate the relaunch of The Hungry Heart, by Amazon, I visited Rebecca Grace at My Writing Corner.

› December 18, 2014: My fellow Twelve Brides authors spotlighted Six Geese for Monica as we counted down the Twelve Brides of Christmas.

› December 12, 2014: We kicked off our Countdown to Christmas with the Twelve Brides with a party at Author Roast & Toast.

› December 9, 2014: There’s mistletoe madness afoot as I stopped by AusRomToday to celebrate an Aussie Christmas Extravaganza.

› November 20, 2014: Luke Donovan, hero from Six Geese for Monica, will joined me over at the Wild, Wild Women blog.

› November 19, 2014: Okay, this one’s a bit embarrassing, but if you want to know what my desk looks like, I’m fessing up at AusRom Today.

› November 17, 2014: I stopped by the Australian Romance Readers blog to celebrate the release of Six Geese and how Christmas is a time for miracles.

› October 13, 2014: Talking writing and books over at b00kr3vi3ws

› September 15, 2014: Books and dessert with fellow Romance Author Anne Lange

› September 13, 2014: Celebrating the release of The Forsaken Heart with Australian Romance Readers

› September 13, 2014: Release day spotlight Sara Walter Ellwood's blog

› October 27, 2013: Blogging about what makes a truly satisfying ending with the Australian Romance Readers’ Association.

› March 18, 2013: Does my background in psychology influence my writing? The Muse Unleashed

› March 11, 2013: Q&A at Romancing the Book

› March 4, 2013: Talking about romance and suspense at Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess

› February 25, 2013: Crazy Four Books — well who isn't?

› February 25, 2013: I was interviewed by Lisa Haselton › February 18: Hopped on over to Bunny's Review

› February 18, 2013: Visited fellow romance author Christine Young

› February 11, 2013: Black Velvet Seductions Readers' Blog played host

› February 4, 2013: Q&A at Andi's Book Review

› February 4, 2013: Celebrated the Dearly Beloved series and the release of Father of the Bride? with the Wild Wild Women.

› January 28, 2013: Talking about the trials and tribulations of writing a series over at You Gotta Read Reviews

› January 27, 2013: I stopped by fellow TWRP author Rachel Brimble’s blog.

› December 8, 2012: I visited the Mary Metcalfe at Lakefront Muse to talk about books and writing.

› October 22, 2012: What's wrong with romance? Find out at RomCon.

› October 20, 2012: I stopped by the Cabin Goddess to swap recipes and talk books.

› October 8, 2012: I visited with the incomparable Delaney Diamond for a chat.

› September 8, 2012: Free Book Friday asked me to provide some insight into my writing process, how The Hungry Heart came about, who inspired the characters, and what's next.

› April 21, 2011: I visited The Word Place to talk about why I like to write about older heroines. This was part of a bigger blog event for authors and editors from The Wild Rose Press' Last Rose of Summer line.

› November 9, 2010: I did a feature interview with The Long and the Short of It Reviews and followed it up the next day with an author chat on its Yahoo loop.

› June 2: Talking about  THE CALL (or in my case, the e-mail) with Anne Marie Novark

› May 18: I stopped by Naughty Editions

› March 8: I'm blogged on voodoo at Smexy Books

› February 16: Guest blog about Setting as Character at The Romance Dish

› January 29: I'm talked about how to improve your writing productivity at my friend LeeAnn Burke's blog

› January 25: Emmai Lai interviewed me on writing and romance at Emma Lai Writes

› January 18, 2010: I visited with Hannah Howell to talk about Haiti, its relation to SOLDIER FOR LOVE and why I'm donating 25% of royalties to the relief and reconstruction efforts 

› September 1, 2009: Breaking the Rules at the Romance Junkies

› March 11, 2009: A feature interview at Sarita Leone's From the Pages