A Teaser from OLIVIA: What Jon Wants

A teaser from OLIVIA, the sequel to CONTESSA “I want you to make love to me.” My voice cracks when I say it. “Why?” he challenges me. Why? What kind of a question is that? “Because I love you.” “You wear my ring because you love me. You devote every Saturday night to me because […]

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Sex in YA Books, part two… and sex in Friday Night Lights

A few months ago, I wrote a post on Sex in Young Adult books. I got some great feedback from parents and teens, some who said yes, it was okay, some who said no, absolutely not, and others who had caveats… yes, if it’s presented tastefully, etc. I went with the yes, if it’s presented tastefully […]

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Should a woman worry about a man’s past?

In Lost and Found, main character Nate Wilson is a bit of a playboy. In that book, which takes place in a span of a year, he has four sexual partners before heroine Emi Hennigan makes the decision to give her best friend a chance. She knows about his past, and the year covered in […]

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Movies I Love: Atonement

I’ve seen a fair amount of movies. I have tons of favorites, to the point that I can’t really say I have a definitive actual favorite. It always depends on my mood. That being said, never has there been an image from a movie that’s stuck with me quite like this one has. [Image removed.] […]

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Coming Friday 6/22 – Chapter 8 : The Beginning of Emi and Nate

This Friday will deliver an extra-long Nate chapter, and you’ll finally learn why Emi doesn’t like chocolate!  To me, Chapter 8 is really where the bond between Emi and Nate starts to form. Chapter 8 : Donna confronts Nate about something she finds in his room, and discovers that her sixteen-year-old son is already having […]

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Sex in YA books?

I’m venturing into the Young Adult (YA) genre. I’ve completed my first YA novel, and have two more planned. I’m actively writing the second. I have to say, I’ve really enjoyed writing from a younger person’s perspective. It has cleaned up my language considerably (although not in real life) and has forced me to be […]

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