MAKE THEM PAY — A Top Pick!

on January 27, 2017

RT Book Reviews just published their March on-line edition … and MAKE THEM PAY received a Top Pick! I’m thrilled because I love this story and, considering that it’s Sean and Lucy’s 12th book, it still resonated and touched all the right notes. Yeah! Here’s what the reviewer, Jill Smith, said: Over the course of Brennan’s fantastic Lucy Kincaid series, readers have not only been treated to intricate and gripping suspense, but also the evolution of a complex relationship. At last Lucy Kincaid and Sean Rogan are about to tie the knot, but of course things cannot go smoothly. This time… Read More


Notes and Thoughts about SHATTERED

on January 17, 2017

This weekend, I finished editing my copy edits for SHATTERED, the 4th Maxine Revere cold case mystery (on sale 8.22.17.) I received them on Monday the 9th, but didn’t sit down to work on them until Thursday … and finished them in three days. Trust me when I say I never get through copy edits so quickly. I was worried, so I spent Sunday and Monday morning going through them a second time because for certain I had missed something. I made a few more tweaks, but in the end, I’m very, very happy with this book and will be… Read More


Deliver Us From Evil

on January 9, 2017

As my long-time readers know, my publisher cancelled my Seven Deadly Sins series after two books. While some readers loved the supernatural thriller series, it didn’t find its audience — unlike my more successful crime thrillers. Publishing is a business — I get that — but I was still disappointed because I loved this series and I loved these characters. I put it aside and started the Lucy Kincaid series — which is still going strong. The 12th book, MAKE THEM PAY, will be out in March!   While writing these two books nearly killed my career — and I don’t… Read More


ARROW — HEA Article Archive

on January 6, 2017

ARROW is by far one of my top five shows these days. Season 2 is probably still the best, but Season 5 is fast becoming a close second … and depending on how things work out, might surpass Season 2. Season 3 was somewhat of a dud … Season 4 had some amazing ups and disappointing downs. (I loved Damien Darhk as a villain … but too much magic and woo-woo got old real quick.) ARROW is by far one of the best choreographed television shows ever made. Great for a writer to choreograph their own fight scenes … and cast… Read More


Self-Pub Etiquette

on June 28, 2016

I am a published author. I WRITE books for a living. I love my job, I love writing, I love working from home in my pajamas with a caffeine drip in my veins. Other than my kids, there is nothing I love more than writing. I am NOT a reviewer. I have NEVER reviewed a book on this blog. I have on occasion recommended books that I have read and enjoyed, but I have never reviewed them. “I love your blog, you review so many great books on your blog, I’m hoping you’ll take a look at TITLE. Here’s a… Read More


Please, Just No: When Television Screws it Up

on April 20, 2016

The buzz on social media is whether the 8-season run of CASTLE can continue into Season 9 without Kate Beckett. Hands down, NO ONE I know plans to watch it. They’re done. I want to be done as well, but truth is I’m a television addict and will likely watch it and bitch and complain the whole time. (Sort of like SUPERNATURAL season 6 and X-Files seasons 8 and 9.)   What I want I don’t think I can have, and that’s a clear ending to the series with a fabulous series finale ala JUSTIFIED and what’s planned for PERSON… Read More


POISONOUS Excerpt

on March 29, 2016

Two weeks from today … POISONOUS goes out in the wild. POISONOUS is the third book in the Maxine Revere cold case mystery series, but it can certainly stand on its own. You can find out more about Max and POISONOUS on my website. This story tackles cyberbullying gone too far … one girl killed herself, another girl ends up dead. But was it an accident? Suicide? Or murder? This isn’t the kind of case Max usually tackles, but the heartfelt letter from a grieving brother brings her to Corte Madera, California where she digs into the dark underbelly of… Read More


Arrow, Walking Dead, and more

on March 28, 2016

I mark the sign of my favorite shows as those I not only look forward to every week, but those I dread the season finale not only because I’ll miss the show, but because I know something is going to happen and it’s going to be devastating to the characters and — more importantly! — to me. Using that criteria, the two shows that I now mark as my favorites are ARROW and WALKING DEAD. If you want to catch up on ARROW, Lavinia Kent and I publish an article every Friday evening over at the HEA blog. This week’s… Read More


Happy Book Anniversary!

on December 27, 2015

Ten years ago today, THE PREY was released into the world by Ballantine Books. Last month, my 27th novel, NO GOOD DEED, was published by St. Martin’s Press. It’s been a wild ride, with a lot of ups and downs, but I would never want to do anything else. I was born to be a writer. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do. It took awhile to get here … mostly because I thought I had to do something “else” before I could write books. I got married, had kids, had a 13 year career as a consultant in the… Read More


NO GOOD DEED: Lucy Kincaid #10

on November 3, 2015

NO GOOD DEED, the tenth book in the Lucy Kincaid/Sean Rogan romantic thriller series, is out today … I hope you enjoy it! I love this book. I shouldn’t say that because I don’t want to jinx sales, but this is my favorite to date. A few reasons: though it’s the longest Lucy/Sean book (128K words), it’s the fastest paced. It’s a race against time (which I love in books and movies) to find former DEA Agent Nicole Rollins who escapes in the first chapter. When I was writing it I didn’t realize how long it was … it didn’t… Read More