Author of Urban Fantasy and Horror

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The perfect and inexpensive date night

Movie Night

I am an unrepentant and sappy romantic. I love all things that have to do with romance. That goes double for romantic dates, which probably isn't surprising since I write romance. But there seems to be a disconnect somewhere between men and women. Women …

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Author Shame

You're a published author and you're at a writer's conference, mingling with your peers when someone asks the question, "So what do you write?" You say erotic romance, and receive a look that makes you feel like you've just admitted to a pastime of killing babies. Among certain groups, admitting to …

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New England Crime Bake

 So I've done it! I've registered for the New England Crime Bake in November! This will be the first mega conference I've been to since the 2007 RT. That was a great experience because I not only went, but I got to be on 2 panels. Since restarting my writing career as Heather Elizabeth King and leav…

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I finished writing a love scene about an hour ago. Love, as in, falling in Love. Making people fall in love on the printed page is always a challenge for me. There's so much that has to go into each s…

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It's Out!!

My novel, Tainted Love is out! Here's a link to the purchase page, blurb and first chapter.

Happy Reading!!!

The Magical & The Practical: Love

I had a snow day from work today and so have been working on my book all day, save a few breaks to eat and one break to watch a movie. Although this book isn't a romance (it's an urban fantasy) there is a sub-plot where my heroine and hero begin to fall in love. I say begin, because this is the fi…

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You know the rest, "Find out what it means to me." Great song...a classic, but how many people have given thought to how important Respect is in a relationship? How many times have you been out and seen some woman belittling her man in front of anyone listening? Telling everyone how lousy in bed he …

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Top 5


I'm thinking about relationships today and what it takes to make one successful; what qualities should two people in love have and offer each other. I'm sure everyone has their own thoughts on this, but for me, there are 5 things that are paramount to making a relationship work.

1. …

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Baby Likes Jazz

Most people who know me know that I moved from the Baltimore/DC area at the end of 2006 to a small town (compared to where I was from in Maryland) in Virginia. I went to high school in this small town and still knew some people. More importantly, one of my best friends lived there, as well as my mom…

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Way To Stay Positive #4

It's been a few weeks since my last positivity post. I figure this one is way past due.

This one is going to be short and sweet, because the principle is incredibly simple, although carrying it out can be difficult.

Positivity Step #4  - Shut up!!!

This one may seem obvious, but you'd be surpr…

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"I like you, just as you are" - Mark Darcy

When, in a relationship, does the time come to kick back, chillax and not worry about appearance? There are many differing opinions on this and I'm curious to hear what other people think. For me, I don't think there's ever a time to chillax and not worry about appearance. Actually, I don't think wo…

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Way To Stay Positive #3

So, so far we've covered Being Thankful and Writing It Down. Both are pretty easy to do and neither will take up a lot of time. Step 3 is a bit more of a time taker, but in a good way.

Positivity Step #3 - Get Busy!

Instead of sitting around thinking about how bad you've got it AND sitting around…

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