Deb Tawna’s true love tastes delicious

We’re blogging about love this week, so naturally, I need to talk about the McDonald’s Egg McMuffin. My feelings for the Egg McMuffin border more on lust than love, but since I’m a romance author, I’m licensed to combine the two. I’m a chronically healthy eater 99.9% of the time. I stock up on whole grains and devour healthy portions of fruits and vegetables. I don’t eat much candy or…

Friday, February 18, 2011

Deb Sarah Shares a Love Letter From The Violets of March

My dears, happy Valentine’s Day week! I’m writing this post in advance because, as you know, I’m expecting a baby boy soon (and actually, by the time you read this, he may have made his arrival–please, let that be the case!). I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day, and I tend to get a little cheeseball about the “holiday”–making my husband a homemade card and whipping up chocolate desserts baked in red,…

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Amo, Amas, Amat, Amamus, Amatis, Amant

I love You love He, she or it loves We love You love They love Love is a million things to a billion people. It can be food in an empty belly in Sudan. The soft touch of a nurse changing a bandage for a soldier. The rustle of pure silk as white as snow coming down a carpeted aisle to a chuppah laden with flowers as a handsome groom awaits…

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Deb Eleanor on Silent Love

As a longtime romance reader and lover of romantic comedies, for a long time I thought love, especially romantic love, was about big gestures.  About Richard Gere climbing up the fire escape to Julia Roberts at the end of Pretty Woman.  About Orlando papering the forest of Arden with love poems for Rosalind in As You Like It.  About dancing and acrobats and lederhosen in Central Park in Enchanted. But…

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Deb Elise’s Cheese-Filled Valentine’s Day!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, EVERYONE!!!! In honor of the great occasion, I’m going to share my favorite cheesy love songs!  I am a HUGE cheese-meister, and the only thing that makes me slightly less self-conscious about the bulk of these songs is that several of them have already been re-done by Glee.  And if Will Schuester loves these songs enough to choose them for New Directions, how can they be bad?…

Monday, February 14, 2011

News Flash: February 13th, 2011

From the 2011 Debs… Deb Kim Was featured on ManyHatsMommy this week Wednesday’s Woman is Kim Stagliano. Deb Eleanor‘s The Weird Sisters hit the New York Times printed Best Sellers list – look for it in today’s Times!  It’s also a national and regional IndieBound best seller in independent bookstores.  Tour dates in Boston, Seattle, California, Charlottesville, Orlando, and Colorado have been added – check out her events page for…

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Debutante Ball Welcomes Deborah Harkness!

If you pay attention to bookish things, you may have been seeing Deborah Harkness’ A Discovery of Witches, well, pretty much everywhere!  We’re thrilled to have Deborah taking a spin around the dance floor today.  Stick around after the interview for a chance to win a copy for your very own. Deborah Harkness is a professor of history at the University of Southern California. Though she has written two non-fiction…

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Deb Tawna is easily amused

We’re blogging about the muse this week, and I have to confess, I feel a little left out. Other writers talk about the muse and I picture some stiletto-heeled vixen hovering in their subconscious with a grammar guide and a whip she uses to gesture at the computer screen. “You really must move that sentence over there, dahling.” I don’t have a muse like that (though I do have plenty…

Friday, February 11, 2011

Deb Sarah on the 1940’s Print That (Partially) Inspired Her Novel

I can remember almost the exact moment when the idea for THE VIOLETS OF MARCH came to me. I was visiting my sister for Christmas in San Diego. My oldest son, Carson, 1 at the time, was crawling around the living room as my very-pregnant sister was pulling Christmas cookies out of the oven. I was sleepy—I hadn’t gotten much rest the night before with an excited baby in a…

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Deb Kim on The Muse

This is Boston College goalie John MUSE. I’m a BC grad – class of ’85 with a certain cute footplayer/autism Dad named Doug Flutie.  This is Paragon Park, in Hull, Mass, at Nantasket Beach. An aMUSEment park, long gone but home to decades of fun including several trips there in high school with friends. There was a Dr. Scholl’s sandal on the roof of the Merry-Go-Round that we could see…

Wednesday, February 9, 2011