Nicole Burnham
Nicole Burnham

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2024 Academy Award Predictions

Sharpen your pencils—assuming anyone does that anymore—and whip out the ballots for that Oscar pool you reluctantly agreed to enter. Use my yearly cheat sheet and no one will suspect you’re behind on current movies. You may even pull off the win. Best Picture American Fiction Anatomy of a Fall...

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Book Boyfriends of 2024

Craving a later-in-life romance novel? Perhaps a Mediterranean setting to brighten a gray day? King Eduardo of San Rimini is known around the world as a romantic icon, but the last thing he needs is to fall in love. When a new ambassador arrives at the palace, his world turns upside down....

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Onward to Prague

Travel fuels many of my stories. While a reader might pick up a book because they find a new setting appealing, it’s the people on the pages that drive them to read late into the night. After this year’s Berlin Marathon, I took advantage of the interconnected European train system and headed to...

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Twenty-Four Hours in Copenhagen

When asked, writers often admit that even their best work never quite matches the richness of the story in their head. That’s true for me, too. That being said, travel is the magic bullet that helps me capture the layers and nuance of the real world to make it part of my fictional world. Meeting...

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Book Boyfriend Freeeebie Fest

That's a lot of e's in one word, but it's what gets past the bots when the event is shared on social media. From August 14-18th, Slow Tango With a Prince is free on a number of retailers in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia as part of the Book Boyfriend Freeeebie Fest. This story has never before...

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Julie Garwood

This is my original copy of Julie Garwood’s THE BRIDE. It’s a book that changed the course of my life. At the time, I was in law school and simultaneously working on a graduate degree in political science. I craved reading a book that would give my overtired brain a break. I saw this in a...

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Behind the Scenes: Giovanni Sozzani

Every so often readers email me about secondary characters who’ve become as important to them as the leads. Recently I’ve had several questions about Giovanni Sozzani, who is mentioned in the San Rimini books as the king’s good friend. In the final title of the series, To Kiss a King, Giovanni...

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2023 Academy Award Predictions

Here we go again! Each year I post my predictions for the Academy Awards. I have a far better track record here than predicting who’ll win any given sports tourney. If your office or friend group does an Oscar pool and you want to participate, but don’t have a clue what to pick in each category,...

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