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.
April 7, 2015
Update: winners are Donna, LORI DUHOSK, and DANA HEFFERNAN, email me with knapsacks in the subject line and don’t forget your addy!
It’s here, it’s here! Or should I say HE’S here… AJ Colten:
… and Darcy Stone can be in your hot little hands. STILL THE ONE is out!
Today I’m giving away Shalvis knapsacks to three random winners. All you have to do is tell me which Animal hero is your favorite and … where you plan to buy STILL THE ONE. I went to three Walmarts looking to find myself and dance in the aisles but haven’t found me yet… I’ll keep trying and hope you do the same!
Also, for those of you who posts a pic on Facebook or Instagram of you reading the book (or on your ereader or device), I’ll be randomly giving out books there too so don’t be shy.
Links for your purchasing pleasure…
So … which Animal book hero is your favorite AND where do you intent to buy AJ Colten? Oh and before you go, your butt looks great today!!!!!
April 6, 2015
Update: winners are RUBY NORWOOD, PAIGE B and CARRIE T. Email me with SECOND CHANCE SUMMER in the subject line, let me know print or ebook, and don’t forget your addy!
So STILL THE ONE comes out tomorrow but … I’m getting reports it’s already out in print at Walmart and B&N. I’m hoping Target too. Anyway, in case you haven’t heard, it’s sexy AJ Colten and feisty Darcy Stone, complete opposites who get some surprises along the way.
Links for your purchasing pleasure…
Remember, you don’t have to have read the other books in the series, this book stands alone too.
Oh! And I nearly forgot, if you post a pic of you and STILL THE ONE (print or ebook) on FB or Instagram, and be in the running for my next book! Before you go, tell me your favorite book in this series (or if you’re new to me, that’s okay too! ) and three of you will win my NEXT book SECOND CHANCE SUMMER.
April 2, 2015
Update: Winners are STACEY K, MARY OPETT, and SONIA WOLFE. Email me with STILL THE ONE in the subject line and let me know if you want print or ebook. Don’t forget your addy!
So … I got caught doing this…
Caption this photo. Three of you will win next week’s STILL THE ONE!
April 1, 2015
I’ve been remiss and FORGOT to tell you my GREAT news! I’ve been nominated for not one but TWO Ritas this year by Romance Writers of America. It’s a huge thrill and I’m honored! The books are IT’S IN HIS KISS and ONE IN A MILLION.
To remind you what Tanner Riggs from ONE IN A MILLION looks like…
And as a bonus, he’s on sale:
So don’t miss out!
March 31, 2015
We’ve had a lot of bear run ins this spring. I haven’t managed to get a pic yet so here’s one from last year…
Yes, I have pictures but let me set up the scenario for you, shall I? So I was in the yard out front at dusk, playing ball with the dog when suddenly, and brace yourselves because I sure did, a baby bear came bounding up to us, all “hey can I play too?” I went utterly still in shock because for a second, the dog and the bear cub looked so much alike it was startling. And I know that’s what happened with little baby bear too, he thought the dog was one of them.
Not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed, the dog blinked, then shook it off and panted happily, willing to play. I’m like DOG, HAVE YOU LEARNED NOTHING? And she agreed that no, she’d learned nothing, so she offered the baby bear her ball.
I grabbed the dog. Because I actually have a learning curve, and I know damn well that where there’s an adorable baby cub there’s also a bitch of momma bear, and they are always PMSing. Always. So I turn to drag the dog into the house when I see the momma, about fifteen feet behind me, digging through our trash.
I did what Alpha Man always does, I yelled at her, except when he does it she runs. Okay, when he does it, he’s often setting off a fire cracker at her ass to really get her moving, but he’s male. That’s what males do, blow up things and make lots of noise. I just stood there and jumped up and down and waved my hands like an idiot, and in return, she stared me down.
This is where my knees turned to overcooked noodles. Because it’s one thing to walk past a lazy bear sunning on the trail. It’s another entirely to get past a HUNGRY, pissed off PMSing momma bear. So I cursed Alpha Man for being at a basketball game and ran into the house with the dog. I raced up the stairs and onto the deck, where I once again yelled at the bear to get out of our trash.
She said I could come down there and tell her that. I said I would, but I didn’t want to scare her. Because I’m so tough. That’s when I realized I heard a sound behind me. On the deck. I whirled around and found the baby. She wanted to get back to Mountain Barbie and play, and was willing to climb and tree and jump to us.
This is where I just about had heart failure. If he got to us, you can bet that Momma would be right behind him. I tried telling the baby that his momma wanted him. He wasn’t buying it. I promised that baby I’d leave him some really stinky trash if he only WENT BACK TO HIS MOMMA.
He started to cry. He wanted to play, dammit. And then the momma bear gave me one of those I’m going to eat you up for a snack looks. She puffed up and growled at me. And I am not ashamed to admit that that’s when I gave up being brave and trying to save the trash. I dropped my camera, and ran like hell into the house.
And ate a box of cookies.
March 30, 2015
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.
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.
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