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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.

June 27, 2017

Tuesday Tidbits

So I had to clean out my purse. Not because I suddenly found the organizational gene. Nope, that’s still missing. I had to clean it out because I was missing my glasses and I can’t see without them.

Didn’t find my glasses. But I did find … twelve assorted lipglosses and chapsticks. What is wrong with me? No, seriously. TWELVE. I also found my favorite hair scrunchy that I already replaced because I thought it was lost. Oh and a single earring that I have NO idea who it belongs to. And $8.25 in change. Do you have any idea how heavy that is? The good news is that I should have no problem paying the parking meter for the next century. What I didn’t have are my glasses…

So I need you all to go look in your purse and tell me what you’ve got in there to make me feel better.

June 26, 2017

Monday Musings!

So I’m trying to work and out of the corner of the screen, this is all I can see…

Caption what Cali is thinking/saying. Three of you will win the Shalvis backlist book of your choice! I’d offer LOST AND FOUND SISTERS, my brand new book, but you all have that one already, right? :yes:

June 23, 2017

Best of…

This one is from seven years ago today. Thought I’d repost since we’re going paddle boarding today and I remember this long ago day with a laugh every time…

Original post:
So Alpha Man had this brilliant idea. “Let’s take the dogs paddle boarding,” he says. “It’ll be fun.”

Hmm. I can barely stay on my paddle board all on my own, so you can imagine why I was a little skeptical. But we packed up the dogs and went to the lake. We decided that given my, um, state of absolutely NO grace, that I should take Ashes on my board. The old lady is quiet, calm and tough as hell. She’s also my self appointed guardian.

So Alpha Man helped me load Ashes on the paddle board with me, and off we went.

Alpha Man loaded himself and Frat Boy on his board. And here’s where it went all bad. Frat Boy didn’t want to be with his daddy. He wanted his mama, NOW. He took one look at me and Ashes about twenty yards down the lagoon and took a flying leap off Alpha Man’s board and started swimming for me.

Have you ever seen a gawky eight month old black lab swim? They do it with their entire heart and soul. Eyes wide, ears flopping, tongue lolling, they slap their HUGE front paws down into the water with each stroke like they’re making for China.

I saw Frat Boy coming at me and Ashes, and I started yelling. “No! Frat Boy, no! Go back!”

Because I knew what was going to happen. Ashes and me, we’re of like minds. We like to stay dry. We like to stay upright. We like to gently float.

And a hundred pound Frat Boy was heading straight for us, with one thing on his mind. FUN! And sure enough, there was no stopping him. Soon as he got close, he made a flying leap out of the water and onto my board, knocking poor Ashes off and me to my knees. So now I’m clinging to the board, precariously perched and desperately trying to stay out of the water because God forbid THE HAIR, THE HAIR CAN’T GET WET OR IT WILL FRIZZ!

Meanwhile, Ashes is in the water, her hair is frizzing all over the place, and she is pissed.

Oh, and Alpha Man? On his board, laughing his ass off so hard he nearly fell in all on his own.

Much later, he kept saying to me, all gleeful and laughing again at the memory, “you scream really loud.” Yes. Yes, thank you, I sure do.

When I recovered, I tried again. With Frat Boy firmly on the shore, hoping he wasn’t missing a party or anything.

It didn’t work, no matter what we did, Frat Boy had to be with me on my board. And I couldn’t get my balance with a wriggly, overgrown puppy on it with me. So we gave up. This was no problem for Alpha Man, who’d much rather be doing something MUCH faster anyway. Like being dragged behind a boat at top speeds.

Boys. They never grow up …

June 21, 2017

Happy Hump Day

I went looking for a pic for the hero I’m writing now. I’m not going to tell you much about him — yet — except to say that his name is Spence and he’s the sexiest genius I’ve ever written.

Okay, so he is the ONLY sexy genius I’ve ever written. But if you’ve read any of the Heartbreaker Bay series, you’ll know Spence from his few walk ons…

I’m so excited about his story, CHASING CHRISTMAS EVE, coming SOON!

June 20, 2017

It’s here, it’s here!

First things first. Meet Coop from LOST AND FOUND SISTERS. Coop is 13 going on 2, likes to make his owner (sexy Mick Hennessey) chase the ball for him, and enjoys kissing the ladies…

Now about Mick…

He’s something, right? Here’s a teasing tidbit:

And the book is out today!!!!!! It’s a little bigger than I’ve written before, with more story, but still with the same humor and heat and heart as my other books. Anyone interested? (Please say yes, I kinda like this gig and without it, I’ll be working at Taco Bell…)


I’ll be drawing three random commenters who will win this Shalvis bag! So comment away! :bye:

June 19, 2017

Monday Musings

So it was a lovely weekend, got to spend time with two of my favorite people, Oldest and Middle!!!! My heart was so full!!!!

And then the mail came and I got this banner from the reader con I just came home from!! The dogs were VERY impressed.

p.s. LOST AND FOUND SISTERS comes out TOMORROW! Quite excited!! It’s already a bestseller at Amazon!!!

I can’t wait to hear what you all think of this first bigger book from me. If you intend to pick it up, will you be reading it in print or digital? Inquiring minds wanna know. :-)

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