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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 30, 2014

Thursday’s fun

Last year I posted this on Facebook and got grounded for three days from my account. Yes, I’m serious.


All those naughty guy pics and this is what i get grounded for. :twisted:

Anyway, wanted to have a random giveaway today. What are you doing/wearing for Halloween this year? I’ll be giving away books to random commenters!

October 29, 2014

Hump Day, scroll down, you won’t be disappointed

Hey for those of you who are Lucky Harbor lovers, I’ve got a $1.99 Lucky Harbor short Christmas story featuring sexy Sawyer Thompson and the wildcard Chloe Traeger coming 12/2… And let’s just say this is my love letter to you, the best romance readers on the planet.


I love this story, mostly because I love Sawyer and Chloe SO MUCH. Anyway, I want you all to sit down. You sitting? Okay now this is digital only. I’m sorry! Not my decision! BUT … I promise you it’s short and can be easily read on your phone, your tablet, your computer, whatever you’re reading this blog on right now. You still with me? I hope so. I love you all and don’t like when you’re upset with me. ;-)

And to remind you what Sawyer looks like:


So you see, you really don’t want to miss him. Preorder and make an author’s day:
Amazon: still being a pill, Amazon won’t have up for purchase until 12/2, mark your calendars!

Now. Let me have it. Tell me what you think… and if you’ll consider preordering on your Nook or iBooks app on your phone or tablet, or if you’ll wait for Amazon, or if you’re mad at me. :cool:

October 28, 2014

Tuesday’s Tidbits

UPDATE: Winners, randomly drawn are: SUSAN HAINES, MILLIE SWANK, and JACLYNE. Contact me with “Jill and Sarah” in the subject line and your choice of my book that will go out along with Sarah’s, and don’t forget your addy!

Original Post:
Dear friend Sarah Morgan has a book out today, MAYBE THIS CHRISTMAS. She’s here today telling the story of how we met:

Jill kindly invited me on here to celebrate the release of MAYBE THIS CHRISTMAS, so I thought share the story of how we met. It was summer 2013 in Atlanta, and we were both trying not to spill food down our dresses at the RITA Award ceremony. I thought then that she was possibly one of the nicest people I had ever met. Fast forward five months and we were both invited to a signing at Turn the Page Bookstore in Boonsboro, along with Nora Roberts. It was December. It snowed. Jill and I were snowed in for three nights.


We laughed, we wrote side by side, we ate cookies. By the end of those three nights I knew for sure Jill was one of the nicest people I’d ever met. And here’s the thing folks, SHE IS EXACTLY LIKE HER BOOKS. Warm, smart, funny and with a heart of gold. For the chance to win a copy of Sleigh Bells in the Snow, the first book in my O’Neil Brother’s series, tell me one thing you love about Jill’s books.

(and p.s. from Jill — I’ll be adding a giveaway of my own here, along with Sarah’s book, you’ll also win one of my books, your choice!)

October 27, 2014

My kind of hero

Gah. This guy is Mr. Wonderful…

We need more like him. What do you think? I know what I think, I’m going to make him a romance hero in one of my books someday.

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!

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