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Enthusiastic Consent & Empowerment in Romance

Hello, my friends!

This Sunday, March 11th, I’ll be speaking at the Edmonton International Women’s Film Festival on a topic that many of us have been giving a lot of thought to lately – consent and empowerment in the bedroom.

The Film we’ll be watching is called Hysteria (2012) starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, and Rupert Everett.  It’s the true story of how Mortimer Granville invented the first vibrator in the name of medical science.

And it’s our keen interest in science that keeps women everywhere testing out his product, isn’t it? Wink Wink.


So, if you are in Edmonton Sunday around 3 pm, come on over to the Film Festival, say hello, and enjoy what looks to be a wonderfully fun afternoon. Popcorn’s on me.

To learn more about the International Women’s Film Festival, click here:

Here’s a tiny excerpt of my speech:

It’s an exciting time for women with the #MeToo and #Timesup movements starting last fall. We’re on the cusp of what I hope will be a lasting change in our society as far as how women and men relate as equals. It’s starting to become possible envision a world in which girls can grow up without facing sexual harassment or assault in their lifetime. Dare to dream, right?

As a romance author, I’ve spent a lot of time considering the types of heroes I wanted to write. Do I go with a total ‘alpha-hole’ (cocky jerk with a heart of gold he keeps very well hidden)? Maybe the strong, silent type with rock-solid morals (and abs, of course) is best suited to my next book? The ‘take-charge, knows-what-he-wants,’ witty prince?

Whatever kind of hero I chose, he better damn well respect the woman he’s trying to woo – in and out of the bedroom. Because respect is sexy. And so is a woman who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go get it…

Well, that’s the start. I’d show you more but I haven’t written it yet. LOL. Speaking of which, I better get on that.

I hope you have a lovely weekend ahead!



The Royal Delivery is Here!

Hello All!

I’m pleased to announce that yesterday, at exactly 12:00 am, a healthy baby book was born, and so far, things are going really well.

In fact, this happened…March 7th

Very few things are as exciting for a writer as seeing the ‘orange tag’ on your new book. 🙂

Anyway, to celebrate, I’m giving away a Book Lover’s Prize Pack!

The prize includes: 

  • one fun book-loving throw pillow
  • A book of teas from around the world
  • possibly the coolest bookmark ever.

Click on the image below before March 21st for your chance to win. It’s SUPER easy – once you’re on my Facebook Author Page, you just need to comment, like, and/or share the matching post to be entered. 
Royal Delivery Giveaway

So, that’s it for me today. I’m off to get started on my next book. Cause, you know, I’m crazy like that.

HUGE thank yous to everyone who has read, reviewed, and told your friends about Tessa & Arthur! Without you, instead of being called an author, I’d be ‘that crazy lady who sits around all day in her pajamas talking to imaginary people.’

Happy reading!


Crazy Super Fun Announcement Time!

G+ FEB 2018

The Royal Treatment is NOW a Wickedly Funny Audio-book!

I’ve teamed up with the folks at Tantor Media to bring you The Crown Jewels Series on Audio, with the incredibly talented Shiromi Arserio (A.K.A. the Girl in the Blue Box) as Tessa, and the hilarious Tom Bromhead as Arthur. (You may know Tom as the Geico Gecko or from one of the over forty movies and video games to which he’s lent his voice.)


Buy Via Tantor Media

Listen Free on Audible

Or WIN a Copy during the Sweet Treats & Yummy Reads Hop! Zip over to my FB Page before Feb 15th to win!

Good luck and Happy Reading, my friends!


Wishing you Love, Peace, and Happiness!

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And by Happiness, I mean a $100 Amazon Gift Card…

Click on the link below to go to my Facebook page. Comment, like, and share the matching image pinned to the top of the page for your chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

Contest open worldwide & ends January 1st (so you can buy yourself that gift you didn’t get that you REALLY wanted).


I Have One Quick and Easy Favour to Ask of You…

My dear friend, the VERY talented Kelly Collins, is working on a new series, set in a cozy, mountain town of Aspen Cove, Colorado. I’ve had the pleasure of reading the books as she’s writing them, and as far as I’m concerned, she can’t write them fast enough. I crave my escape to Aspen Cove like Homer Simpson craves beer.

She’s got the first book, One Hundred Reasons, in the Kindle Scout Program and needs your vote so Amazon will publish the story. If she wins, everyone who votes gets a free copy of this beautifully told page turner. Trust me, you do NOT want to miss out on this.

Click here to vote now (It takes about 20 seconds and you can cross ‘good deed’ off your to-do list today).

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That’s it for me today. I have TWO big announcements coming soon, so don’t forget to check back here!

Happy holidays!


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