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Welcome to my daily blog. If this is your first time, I'm a romance writer and a misplaced city girl currently living in the wild Sierras. I tend to have a lot of I-Love-Lucy moments that I share here but sometimes we talk about books, TV, and our favorite cookies. Okay, my favorite cookies. In any case, please feel free to comment by clicking on the Comments at the bottom of any entry. If you're too shy, that's okay, just know I love having you.

October 24, 2014

Best Of: Bear Tales

Yes, I realize he’s adorable, but trust me, his momma? Not so much. She’s four hundred pounds of grumpiness who had a party in our trash box yesterday, literally tearing off the door (which you can see under the can) to get to our yummy garbage for her babies.

And yeah, we had to clean it all up! There are apparently no trash fairies …

October 23, 2014

I Love Lucy visits iTunes

Update: winner of the $25 iTunes gift card, randomly drawn, is: LAURA HAINES. Laura, email me with your addy! :)

Original Post:
Yesterday I had the honor of going down to the bay to visit Apple. I’m a ridiculous fan girl of Apple, I use an iPhone, an iPod, an iPad, a MacBook Air… I’d marry Apple and have its babies if I could. But I don’t want any more babies…

I digress.

I tried to take pics. I swear. But it turns out they frown on that sort of a thing. And I was asked very nicely to stop taking pics, which just about KILLED me. There was a concert going on at the iTunes campus and I tried to take one on the sly and … got caught. They don’t call me I Love Lucy for nothing. Anyway, my point is that for you, I tried.

And failed.


But I had a blast and guess what? They gave me a $25 gift certificate to give away to one of you! Now I know a lot of you are print readers. And a lot of you are Amazon readers. But I just want you to consider loading the free iBooks app onto your phone or iPad or laptop or whatever device floats your boat and giving them a try. My books are all there, digital and audio. And some are at great prices (ONE IN A MILLION is there for $5.99!) So for today’s giveaway, tell me you’re willing to try reading me on your iBooks app just once. Just for me. I’ll use random.org to draw a name tonight from those of you who comment.

Oh! And I almost forgot to tell you! THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for putting ONE IN A MILLION on both the NYT and USA Today bestseller lists this week!!!!! I know I keep saying it, but it’s true. I love each and every one of you!!! :) XOXOXO!

October 22, 2014

Hump Day

Today’s writing inspiration. The question is …


To scruff or not scruff? Ladies?

October 21, 2014

Tuesday’s Tidbits

Update: winners, randomly drawn, are: Mary Lou and SHANNON FLEMING! Contact me with your choice of book, print or ebook, and your addy!

Original post:
We haven’t played this game in awhile. Name the book the excerpt comes from. I’ll draw three names who can pick their book of their choice, print or ebook. :twisted:

Yesterday she’d been thrown off her game by one sexy Dr. Wyatt Stone, but not today. Today she was prepared. No matter how hot he looked with his rumpled hair, glasses, and cargo pants filled with goodies—not all of which were in his pockets—she was sticking to The Plan.

Totally doable. Of course, it would be a heck of a lot easier if she hadn’t dreamed about him last night and how he looked without the cargoes. Tall. Broad. Built . . .

“Oh boy,” she whispered and banged her head on the steering wheel a few times. She lifted her head and stared at herself in the rearview mirror. “You can do this.”

Her reflection didn’t look as sure as she’d like.

So … who knows this one? Which happens to be one of my personal favorites.

October 20, 2014

Monday’s Musings

Some things you missed on FB this week… Here’s Frat Boy saying GET UP GET UP GET UP!!!


And here’s a text I got from Alpha Man. While sitting across from him:


And here’s a pic of a future hero except … What do you supposed happened one second later when the water went up his nose?


Well, in any case, I’m sure he still looked good with water up his nose.

Anyone read anything good over the weekend? Tell us!

October 17, 2014


Update: So yeah, ALL of the above happened to me, sigh. Winners, randomly drawn, are: JENNIFER GREENE and JOANNA HOOPER! Email me with knapsack in the subject line and your addys! :)

Original post:
Which of the following, in any combination, happened to me yesterday?

1. Searched for my iPhone … before remembering I was actually using it at the time.
2. Found my missing keys in the silverware drawer.
3. Dropped my phone off the trail where it fell ten feet to some rocks and I managed to destroy the supposedly undestroyable Lifeproof case for my iPhone.
4. Let’s the dogs out to tinkle, stood on the porch waiting for them, and then got distracted and went back inside forgetting the dogs until they barked an hour later to come in. God knows WHAT they did during that hour…
5. To my eternal shame, I watched a marathon of Real Housewives of Orange County. I hate myself…

I’ll draw a few names of the correct guessers who will win a Shalvis knapsack:


Worth playing for? :razz: Go. oh and p.s. do you have your copy of ONE IN A MILLION, which came out on Tuesday?

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