Reading FAQ


What are your favorite books of all time?

WAY too many to list. In romance, I sometimes return to old Linda Howards or Nora Roberts for comfort. Stephen Hunter… nope, can’t go on, the list would be endless.

Source: In Interview with The Good, The Bad, The Unread, August 2007


Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

One of my favorite authors is actually also a close friend, Shannon McKenna. What I love about her stories is the intricate plotting and, above all, the emotional intensity. Shannon takes her characters sometimes into uncharted territory and makes them SUFFER for that happy ending, and you are with them all the way, chewing your fingernails and with your stomach clenched, hoping it all works out.

Source: In Interview with Night Owl Romance, July 2010


Favorite Heroine and why?

A couple of favorite heroines – one heroine from way, way back: Lindsay Danner of Tell Me No Lies by Elizabeth Lowell. She’s an incredibly appealing heroine of one of the best romantic suspense novels ever written. Annabelle Peyton of Lisa Kleypas’s Secrets of a Summer Night. I usually don’t like historicals because beyond the Vaseline over the lens of romance writers, it’s quite clear to me what the position of women was in the past, and it wasn’t pretty. Annabelle keeps her dignity intact under horrendous circumstances and shows intense loyalty to her friends at the same time. And, oddly enough, Beth Randall of J. R. Ward’s Dark Lover. It is really interesting to see her struggle with her dual nature. Those are my favorites for now. Maybe next year, or certainly in five years’ time, the list will differ.

Source: In Interview with Desert Island Keepers, July 2010