Thursday, July 20, 2006


(HQN Books, July 25, 2006)

" of the best books of the year!"
- Mary Janice Davidson, New York Times bestselling author

Think the grocery store is a great place to meet men? Hunky interstellar fugitive, aisle 5.

With outrageously false accusations piling up against her famous political family and an ex-fiancé in hot water determined to take her down with him, the last thing Jana Jasper needs is more trouble--especially man trouble. But when she heads to the grocery store for an ice cream fix, not only does the muscled hunk in the frozen foods section ranting about spaceships and invasions look crazy, he looks... familiar.

Cavin of Far Star has never forgotten the girl he met during his weeks spent on that quaint little world, planet Earth, the girl who didn't believe he was real. And now he'll risk his future to save her. All she has to do is take him to her leader. Simple enough plan--although Jana isn't so easily convinced. Hell-bent on charming his way past her defenses, he's determined to stay one step ahead of the galaxy's most feared assassin--and may just capture his favorite Earthling's heart in the process.

" of the best books of the year!" - Mary Janice Davidson, New York Times bestselling author

“...a cute, quirky otherworldly romance that’s totally delightful to read!” -- Tanzey Cutter

“Veers uncomfortably close to our actual plans to invade your pitiful little planet. Pull this book from the shelves immediately or I shall have it vaporized!” -- General Neppal, Supreme Commander of the Coalition fleet


One of the first women in history to attend the US Air Force Academy, a former Air Force instructor pilot, and currently a 747 jumbo jet pilot for United Airlines, New York Times best-seller and RITA winner Susan Grant loves writing about what she knows -- flying, adventure, and the delicious interaction between men and women.


Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Steppin' Up the Heat for a CURE!!!!

Deidre Knight and the TKA team is hitting the road and walking 60 miles over 3 days to raise money for Breast Cancer research. We have a team, too! TEAM PARALLEL HEAT. We want to be a force in this event, and a fun one at that. TEAM PARALLEL HEAT hopes to gain more than 50 members and raise over $110,000 to put an end to breast cancer once and for all. There are so many opportunities to participate in our team. You can walk, be a crew member, hand out popsicles, help raise funds, and just spread the word for our cause. The walk will be challenge (I mean 20 miles a day!), but what fun it will be! Hanging out with Deidre and the team for three days, and we're even gonna have team tshirts and all kinds of goodies! If Deidre and the TKA ladies are involved, you know it's gonna be a good time!

What is it?
Thousands of women and men will unite in cities across the country and walk 60 miles over the course of three days. It's a weekend of hope, as we honor lives lost, celebrate survivors, promote breast cancer research, and help bring breast cancer care to those who so desperately need it.Net proceeds from the Breast Cancer 3-Days benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to fund breast cancer research and community outreach, as well as the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund, to provide an endowment for breast cancer initiatives.What we're fighting:It's a sad fact that you would be hard pressed to find a single person who does NOT know someone with cancer. Every 3 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer; every 13 minutes this disease takes a life. TEAM PARALLEL HEAT wants to change this bleak future for so many, and this walk is just one way to help.

But, I don't live in Atlanta!
We hope you'll consider walking and spending time with us as we tackle this adventure. Don't live in Atlanta? No problem. American Airlines is offering discounted fares for 3-Day participants. Special restrictions and dates apply. To purchase tickets, please contact American Airlines' Group and Meeting Desk directly, at (800) 433-1790. Reference Star File #18948.

If you can't walk with us, you can sponsor us! Be an intimate part of our journey as we train for this event--then walk sixty miles in three days!! To find out more about The Breast Cancer 3-Day and donate to such a worthy cause, visit

What's to come:
We will have lots of activities online to help raise money for this event! For more details keep an eye out on the blog, website, and egroup.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


By Marianne Mancusi
(Love Spell, July 4, 2006)

And you thought your Valentine's Day was bad?


Unless Dora Duncan can stop it, it's going to be another St. Valentine's Day Massacre. A year ago, her (now ex) boyfriend Nick stood her up at the worst possible moment. That was when she gave up important TV reporting for stories like "Too Stressed for Sex." And though such clips have a certain relevance, things have been a whole lot quieter. Too quiet. Until now.

Now she's gotta go back in time (don't ask!) and stop that very same Nick from messing up the time-space continuum. She has to travel back to a place where everybody speaks easy and cuts a rug-and this Chicago ain't no musical. Here, there are tommy guns and torpedoes, guys and dolls, gin joints, flappers, stoolies, rats and a whole lot more; and prohibition means anything but no.

It's the 1920s. Time for Dora to roar.


When not out exposing scams and righting wrongs, Emmy award–winning TV news producer Marianne Mancusi is probably writing.

Her first chick lit novel, "A Connecticut Fashionista in King Arthur's Court" was called "a sparkling debut" by Publisher's Weekly. And Romantic Times magazine awarded four Stars to her upcoming 1920s time travel "What, No Roses?", pronouncing it "fast, funny and as bubbly as bathtub champagne."

In addition, Marianne has six other adult and teen books under contract, including a teen comedy vampire series from Berkley called "Boys that Bite."

She lives in Boston's historic North End.

Mancusi’s witty, tongue-in-cheek remarks and sprightly dialogue make for a joy ride of a read with an ending that’s as surprising as it is original. 4 stars – Romantic Times

Ms. Mancusi’s sense of comedic and dramatic timing is dead on... She masterfully blends a time in our history with an idea from her incredible imagination. – Once Upon a Romance