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Friday, November 2nd, 2012
Guest Blog: Why I Write

I am thrilled to have fellow Intrigue author Aimee Thurlo visit here today talking about their – yes, Aimee is a “they” – upcoming release, SECRETS OF THE LYNX. The book comes out at the end of the month but you can pre-order it or grab an early copy at the Harlequin website. I love the cover and the blurb. Check it out:

For P.I. Paul Grayhorse, there were no secrets—thanks to his special Navajo gift. He knew why U.S. Deputy Marshal Kendra Armstrong found him in the canyons of New Mexico. Reopening the case that ended his marshal career and killed his partner did more than haunt Paul; it put him in the crosshairs.

Using Paul to flush out her fugitive was risky, but teaming with him was downright dangerous. In his arms, Kendra felt like a woman, with a woman’s desires. But with his powers, could she hide her biggest secret—that she’d fallen for him? And that for the first time in her career, she was afraid…afraid to live without him if she couldn’t get her man?

First, thanks to our buddy HelenKay Dimon for inviting us to guest blog! If you haven’t picked up her latest, SWITCHED, do so immediately. It’s one heckuva story!!!

Now on to why I write. Someone asked me this question recently. I had mentioned that it’s a hard job that demands discipline, and family sometimes has to take a back seat to it. Just like it is with a “regular” job, you do that first, then fit whatever else is necessary into the schedule. This sometimes means shopping for groceries late at night or, as is often the case at the Casa Thurlo, putting it off till you’re out of essentials – I’m talking about toilet paper.

So why do I do this for a living? I can’t imagine doing anything else and the fact that David and I can work together is icing on the cake. He makes sure my heroes sound like real guys, and he can do really exciting action scenes. It’s nice to have him around too. Writing can be lonely, but not if your partner’s nearby.

Our collaboration really comes together, too, in a book like SECRETS OF THE LYNX. I love the mysticism of the Indian fetishes. It’s said that each fetish posses the qualities of the animal it represents and shares those with its owner. Lynx knows what others try to keep secret, and sees what’s not readily apparent.

But the real magic of the story comes from two damaged people who realize that they’re stronger together than they are apart – like it is with David and me. It’s about destiny and reaching for a dream. And it delivers one heckuva high action adventure.

I have to admit that I especially like Paul Grayhorse, too. He doesn’t judge others, though they often judge him. When he sees a streetwalker, he understands that somewhere in there is a woman who dreamed of bigger and better things, but took a detour. That a “Pretty Woman” (movie with Julia Roberts) is there, just beyond what the eye can readily see.

Romantic Times said it best, “Thurlo understands the mindset of the People and uses the beautiful legends and myths that define them to add depth to his action packed tale.”

I hope you’ll have a chance to pick it up!

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
Blog Tour!

You probably know I have a new book – LEAN ONE ME – coming out on October 22nd. By this point you might be tired of hearing about it. If so, I apologize for this: I have a blog tour coming up for it. I’ll be hanging out on other blogs, talking about the book (and series) and giving away copies of the book. In case you want to try to win or want to know more about the book, here’s the schedule (note that some days I’m on two blogs):

October 17th: Under The Cover Book Blog
October 18th: Queen of the Nights
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
October 19th: Ramblings From A Chaotic Mind
October 22nd: Book Lovers Inc
October 23rd: The Romance Dish
October 24th: Read Our Lips!
Pearl’s World of Romance
October 25th: Book Binge
Fiction Vixen
October 26th: Happily Ever After
October 29th: Cocktails & Books
October 30th: Romance Reviews Today
October 31st: Hanging With Bells
Tracy’s Place
November 1st: Book Lovin’ Mamas
November 2nd: Mimmi’s Musings
November 3rd: Reading Between The Wines
November 5th: The Good, The Bad & The Unread
November 6th: Swept Away by Romance
Red Hot Books
November 7th: Delighted Reader
November 8th: Day Dreaming Book Reviews
November 9th: The Bookpushers
November 12th: Smexybooks
November 13th: Scorching Book Reviews
November 14th: Novel Thoughts


Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
Links, Links, Links!

So, my laptop imploded…again. The most recent time was yesterday. As you might imagine, I had a fit. I have a book due and am behind and losing some of my work and more than a day of writing didn’t help matters. But now I have a new laptop and we’re getting along fine so far.

As I speed write, you can go to a few sites and read about my most recent release COPY THAT and possibly win a free copy. How is that for an incentive?? I’m at Romance Reader at Heart, Books-n-Kisses and Books Around The Corner. I’m talking about different aspects of the book at each, so visit them all!

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
Guest Blogging

I’m at the Delighted Reader today talking about COPY THAT and giving away a copy. Stop by and say hello!

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

I went to Comic-Con last week and loved it. Today I’m at Genreality talking about my biggest insight from the event.

Thursday, June 14th, 2012
Genreality Day

I’m at Genreality today, talking about the books I know I’m going to read this summer. There will be others, but I listed a few. Stop by and say hello.

Thursday, May 17th, 2012
Today In Blogging Land

I’m at Genreality today talking about how I never know what day it is anymore. Yeah, I’m scary.

I’m also at Romance Reviews Today talking heroes and giving away a book.

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
Today In The Writing World

I have a deadline on May 30th and am writing, writing, writing. I’m also still guest blogging at a few places throughout the month and giving away copies of my newest release, WHEN SHE WASN’T LOOKING. Today I’m at The Book Reading Gals – stop by and say hello.

Also, know that while you’re enjoying a lovely spring where you are, in my head I’m writing about Christmas and snow and…well, that’s not easy when you’re sitting in the sunshine, sipping an iced coffee. Just saying.

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Guest blogging

I’ve been guest blogging for the last few days and will continue to do so throughout the month. A calendar is here. Today I’m at the awesome Lauren Dane’s blog talking about characters who are survivors. Stop by and say hello and you could win a book. ;-)

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
Some Contests

If you want to learn a little more about WHEN SHE WASN’T LOOKING and maybe win a free copy, check these out:

Books-n-Kisses – I’m talking about why this book is special to me.

Romance Novel News – I’m talking about the inspiration for this book.