Meet the Character: Vinnie Falco

Mind Control, book two of the Medici Protectorate series released in June. The series follows the Notaro sisters and the Brothers sworn to protect them. The second installment of the saga focuses specifically on Jo Notaro and her warrior, Vinnie Falco. Soon, we’ll take the time to sit down with Jo and have a talk with her,Continue reading “Meet the Character: Vinnie Falco”

I’m Away Today, Care to Join Me?

Today, author Courtney J. Hall has been kind enough to turn her blog over to me to talk all about the darker side of Mind Control and the Medici Protectorate series. Darker side, you ask? Well, if you want to know what I mean by that, you’ll have to join us over at her siteContinue reading “I’m Away Today, Care to Join Me?”

How Do You Picture Your Characters?

When I first picture my characters, they’re kind of faceless, perfect specimens. I can see their eyes, but not in their faces. Or their noses, but not on their faces. The jawline, the full lips, the wavy hair… whatever. Each perfect individual characteristic, but not the whole picture. I kind of like it that way.Continue reading “How Do You Picture Your Characters?”

Happy Release Day, Mind Control!

Is it possible? Could it be? Yes, at long last, it’s finally here. Happy Release Day, Mind Control! As many of you know, the Medici Protectorate series is dear to me because of its connection to my grandfather and my heritage. But Mind Control specifically is important to me because, well, because of a few reasons.Continue reading “Happy Release Day, Mind Control!”

Eavesdropping on Characters In Pittsburgh

Visits home are few and far between. Most of the time is spent with family, but if I can squeeze in a trip to the city, I try to. Ride the incline, shop at the Strip, catch a game, cruise on the Clipper, visit a museum… The list is endless, really, when I sit downContinue reading “Eavesdropping on Characters In Pittsburgh”

New Release—Egyptian Mythology Meets Pittsburgh Mystery

I love to promote new authors, and nothing makes me happier than to promote this particular author. I’ve literally known this particular woman my every single day of my entire life. She’s my sister! A hearty congratulations to Michele Jones on her first full-length novel, Romance Under Wraps. Michele never thought she’d be writing aContinue reading “New Release—Egyptian Mythology Meets Pittsburgh Mystery”

Two Mythologies, One Post

As you know by now, Love Set in Stone deals with the mythology of the gargoyle—the stone creature who perches on the tops of buildings and watches over humanity, scaring away evil and protecting the innocent from any harms that might come their way. But there is another mythology referenced in my novel, one thatContinue reading “Two Mythologies, One Post”

Meet the Character: Damien Stone

Love Set in Stone just released last week. On my birthday, actually. (What a gift to me!) We’ve talked a bit about the novel itself, but not too much about the characters. Today, I thought we’d take a moment and meet Damien Stone, the male protagonist. DOSSIER: Hair: Dark brown, close-cropped Eyes: Grey Height: 6’2” Build: Muscular Occupation: Died as a warrior.Continue reading “Meet the Character: Damien Stone”

Setting the Scene—A Strip Mall of Worship

When done correctly, the setting can take on a life of its own. One of my favorite examples of this is from the Harry Potter series of novels. The moving staircases, the animated portraits, the floating candles in the dining hall. Not many words were necessary to bring Hogwarts to life, but the setting becameContinue reading “Setting the Scene—A Strip Mall of Worship”

Meet the Character: Michelangelo

Bleeding Heart is the first book of the Medici Protectorate series. Book two, Mind Control, is coming out in May.  These stories wouldn’t take place if not for the mysterious benefactor of the Brotherhood, Michelangelo. Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born March 6, 1475 in Florence, Italy. His name is often mentioned along with LeonardoContinue reading “Meet the Character: Michelangelo”