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Portrait of the Author as a Young…Edwardian?
Last year, when I announced to my family that I had sold two books to Harlequin Historical, my sister surprised me with a piece of commissioned art. It was a portrait of me, done by this AMAZING artist. (The link leads to his Instagram account.) She asked that I be drawn in an Edwardian costume,…
A Summer and a Lifetime
Did you know that A Summer for Scandal has a companion? As much as I loved writing from Emilia’s point of view, I was always curious about her sister Susana’s inner thoughts. So much of A Summer for Scandal revolves around Susana and Luis’s relationship that the story didn’t feel complete to me until I…
Well, I broke my website.
It was pretty bare bones to begin with, but I decided it would be fun to add a sidebar widget that showed my latest TikTok posts (not that I’m all that active on social media, but still…) Instead, what what I did was… well, I’m not really sure what I did. The widgets vanished, as…
Guess what! I’m now on TikTok!
Much like my inside of my head, my TikTok is no thoughts, just vibes. I’m still on my social media break (going on two years now!) so I’m not very active, but I do post every once in a while… when my sister threatens to knock me upside the head. Come say hi on there!
Amazon US * Amazon UK * Kobo * Barnes and Noble Miss Dominguez’s Christmas Kiss and Other Stories (what a mouthful!) is a brand-new holiday anthology. It’s fairly short, with only three stories. In them, you’ll be able to find impulsive Christmas kisses, badly peeled plantains, way too many pastelitos and some of the Caribbean holiday traditions I grew up with.…
Giveaway! Signed Madeline Hunter!
When I went to the RT convention last May, I was lucky enough to meet a toooon of lovely Romancelandia ladies. Among them was Madeline Hunter, who happens to be pretty lovely and sweet herself–so sweet that when she signed my copy of The Most Dangerous Duke In London, she gave me a second one…
Don’t let other people decide who you are.
Earlier today, Sil (@thebookvoyagers) posted a book aesthetic on the lovely Twitter account @diverseaesthetic (which you really should be following if you aren’t already!) that was inspired by The Infamous Miss Rodriguez. I loved everything about it–the model! the colors!–but what struck me the most was the quote: Don’t let other people decide who you are.…
A Summer for Scandal has been re-released!
I’m so excited to announce that A Summer for Scandal, the first book in my Arroyo Blanco Series, has been re-released! When Emilia Cruz agreed to accompany her sister to a boating party, she had no idea that the darling of the literary world would be in assistance—or that he would take such pleasure in…
El Directorio de Deschamps
My latest post for Edwardian Promenade is the first part in a (short!) series of posts on ways Dominicans amused themselves in the Edwardian era. One of the resources I used for writing it was Enrique Deschamp’s La Republica Dominicana. Directorio y Guia General. Published in 1907, it’s a compendium of information about…well, everything Dominican. Deschamps’ Directorio…
I didn’t write a lot in 2016. I spent most of January haunting the hospital after one of my best friends was admitted into the ICU on January 2nd. For the next 27 days, I read the frothiest romances and the most delightfully magical MG novels I could find. And then, when my friend passed…
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