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Round Robin Blog Fest Featuring "The Bakery Lady"

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Merry Christmas, everyone!

This month's Round Robin Blog Fest features an excerpt from one of our stories. Since we're knee-deep in holiday spirit, I chose a section from "The Bakery Lady" to share. Enjoy!
The Bakery Lady (Wild Blue Mysteries, Book 3)
From the moment Leo Blue meets the local tattoo artist's sister Christina, he's drawn into a web of bread dough and lies. Christina Davidson has returned to Packham with a duffle bag full of secrets. Leo soon discovers her biggest secret is Christina's alter ego and her husband, who stands accused of murdering an up-and-coming artist. He promises to help set things straight and plans to bring husband and wife together for Christmas—even if it costs him his sanity and the love of his life.

"I could visualize that bookstore, smell the coffee and pastries, and see the colorful characters. This book has lots of twists and turns, and I never knew who to trust, all the way to the end. I'll look for future book…

Diane Bator talks about "The Bakery Lady"

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Merry Christmas! I really didn't anticipate such a great response to this blog idea when I started. I love that we have a full roster for the next couple months and am always open to hearing from other writers!
Today, however, it's my turn.
Right now I'm writing murder mysteries, but have also written some YA stories that I will have published one day. While I do enjoy a good mystery, I do enjoy a variety of novels and short stories. I've even started to read some romance novels written by friends. The one genre I can't see myself attempting is Erotica, it's just not something I'm interested in writing or reading.


I love a good hero! They seem to come to me far easier than heroines or even villains, of course that can vary from story to story. They are far from perfect, but are always there to try to save the day.
My heroes tend to blindside me. Just when I think I have a good story, a hero will appear out of the page and try to control the way I think the story…

Juliet Waldron talks about "Fly Away Snow Goose" and "A Master Passion"

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Welcome to writer Juliet Waldron!
Juliet Waldron was baptized in the Yellow Spring of a small Ohio farm town, and she’s always had a strong connection with the land and nature.
After some years spent in a house with a resident ghost, she began to travel with her mother, a shoe-string globe-trotter, a flamboyant woman who adored history and grand opera. Juliet attended schools in Cornwall and Barbados, before returning stateside for college.
She married her first boyfriend and raised two sons while she worked at jobs ranging from artist’s model and waitress to power-suited Merrill Lynch “girl.” Approaching the Crone-age, she decided to drop out, mentally move to other centuries, and write historical novels. She enjoys putting what she has learned about people, places, and relationships into her stories.  One granddaughter is married to an organic farmer, while another is still in college, pursuing a law degree. The youngest is part of the cohort of autistic children and lives inside her h…

Vijaya Schartz talks about Akira's Choice and Angel Fierce

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Welcome author Vijaya Schartz!

Born in France, award-winning author Vijaya Schartz never conformed to anything and could never refuse a challenge. She likes action and exotic settings, in life and on the page. She traveled the world and claims she also travels through time, and feels just as comfortable in the future as in the far past. Her novels collected many five star reviews and literary awards. She will make you believe you actually lived these extraordinary adventures among her characters. Find out more at: http://www.vijayaschartz.com
Tell us about your life outside of writing. - As busy as I have been with writing lately, there isn't much of a life outside my computer and my chair. But I make it a point to practice Tai-Chi several times a week and I hike the mountains of the Valley of the Sun around Phoenix Arizona on weekends. It keeps me centered. Otherwise, I have a steady relationship with my cat (who inspired many of my feline characters), and I maintain friendships in…

Victoria Chatham talks about "His Unexpected Muse"

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Welcome to today's featured author Victoria Chatham!
Victoria Chatham’s very first attempts at writing, in crayon on a wall, were not appreciated but she progressed to filling scrappy exercise books with proper words written in pencil. She now tries to embrace modern technology and uses a laptop. She grew up in England and immigrated to Canada more than twenty-five years ago. Now happily retired from formal employment, writing historical romantic fiction, particularly Regency romance, is her full-time occupation. When not writing, Victoria enjoys reading (of course!), movies, and sharing a glass of good wine with friends.



Victoria's latest release:

His Unexpected Muse, Book 3 in her Berkeley Square Regency romance series.

Overwhelmed by circumstances, Lady Olivia Darnley flees a society ball. She finds refuge in a darkened library but discovers that she is not alone. At her request, her unknown companion does not reveal himself but remains seated with the confines of a wing cha…