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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.

March 30, 2015

If You Were A Dog…

So Alpha Man and Youngest and I were at breakfast yesterday morning at a quiet little cafe, watching the world go by. And it occurred to us that the people with dogs … well, let’s just say that the dogs tended to look and act like their owners.

Which prompted the conversation: if you were a dog, what kind of dog would you be?

We decided Alpha Man would be a German Shepard. Tough, impenetrable and loyal to a fault.

We decided Youngest would be a St. Bernard. Sweet, kind, loving, warm … and just a little bit lazy. :roll:

We decided Middle would be a Pitbull. All bark, some bite, and also tough and loyal.

We decided Oldest would be a Doberman. Tough, badass, smart.

And then we turned to me. Alpha Man and Youngest looked at me for the longest time while I waited impatiently. “Well?” I finally demanded.

“A cat,” they said at the same time.

Apparently, I’d be a cat. :evil:

How about you??

March 27, 2015


You know the drill. Name the book this excerpt is from and three of you will win their choice of one of my books!

Aubrey got a look at the man she’d inadvertently drenched and stopped breathing. Oh, God. Had she really thought her day couldn’t get any worse? Why would she tempt fate by even thinking that? Because of course things had gotten worse. They always did.

Ben McDaniel slowly stood up from his barstool, dripping vodka from his hair, eyelashes, nose… He was six feet plus of hard muscles and brute strength on a body that didn’t carry a single extra ounce of fat on him. For the past five years, he’d been in and out of a variety of Third World countries designing and building water systems with the Army Corp of Engineers. His last venture had been for the Department of Defense in Iraq, which Aubrey only knew because Lucky Harbor’s Facebook page was good as gospel.

He swiped his face with his arm, deceptively chill and laid-back.

In truth, he was about as badass as they came.

Aubrey should know, she’d once seen him in action. But she managed to meet his gaze. Cool, casual even. One had to be with Ben, the man could spot a weakness a mile away. “I’m sorry,” she said.

“Are you?”

She felt herself flush. He’d always seemed to see right through her. And she was pretty sure he’d never cared for her. He had good reason for that, she reminded herself. He just didn’t know the half of it. “Yes, I am sorry,” she said. Her heart was pounding so loudly she was surprised she could hear herself speak. “Are you okay?”

He ran his fingers through a sexy disorder of sun-streaked brown hair. His eyes were the same color, light milk chocolate marbled with gold caramel. It was hard to make such a warm-colored gaze seem hard, but Ben managed it with no effort at all. “Need to work on your aim,” he said.

So … have you read it? :roll:

March 26, 2015

A self portrait

Thought you might enjoy seeing in different phases of a book. Here’s what I look like on the day of a deadline, trying to explain to my editor why I need more time…


And here’s what I look like when I finish a book…



March 25, 2015

Happy Hump Day

Wanted to share today’s writing inspiration…


You are welcome… Now for a bonus, which of my heroes do you think he should play? I’ll be drawing three names and the winners will win their choice of one of my books! XOXO!

March 24, 2015

Tuesday’s funny

She’s not allowed on the couch so when I came into the room and caught her trying to get comfortable, she pretended to see something incredibly important out the window…


Not buying it… tell me one of your animal stories. :grin:

March 23, 2015

Today’s guessing game

Update: The correct answer is 1, 2, and 3! Winners, randomly drawn are: BETTY KM, ELAINE BREAULT, and LAURA HAINES. Email me with the book title you want in the subject line and don’t forget your addy and to tell me if you want print or ebook!

Original post:
3 of 4 of these things happened to me this weekend.

1. caught Alpha Man’s cousin using a baby pic of my kids on his FB page to make him look like a catch to women. WOMEN BEWARE. :)

2. Middle’s dog ate my favorite peach lipgloss and then had peach scented farts all weekend.

3. Tripped on a hike and landed on my face. I look like I went three rounds…

4. Put salt instead of sugar in my iced tea by accident and nearly DIED!

Which ones happened? Three of you will win your choice of my next two books STILL THE ONE or SECOND CHANCE SUMMER. :razz:

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