Saturday, August 31, 2013

One Year Anniversary

Today marks my 1 year anniversary of leaving my travel agent job after 20 years to become a full-time writer. 

Woo hoo ~ bring on the cake! 

What? I have to bake it myself? *sigh* I guess I'll make do with the snack-sized Snickers on my desk (Thank you, Patti!) and get back to work finishing AUTUMN WISH, a Romancing Wisconsin story (#4). That's what writers do. We write.

This past year was exactly what I'd dreamed it could be and surpassed my wildest expectations in SO many ways. I made the USA Today Bestseller list back in February, and just this August hit it for the 4th time with a collaboration of wonderful authors and our Loving the CEO boxed set of 5 full-length novels (includes More Than A Kiss).

Not only have we hit that list 4 consecutive weeks, but...

3 weeks in a row!

Newly edited FB timeline photo.

Every day I am fully aware of how absolutely lucky and blessed I am to be 'working' at something I LOVE so very much and earning a living from it.

I work just about every day, and the Labor Day holiday weekend is no exception. Today, I will be writing a sex scene. Or as us Romance Writers like to call it, the love scene.

Nikki and Sam from AUTUMN WISH

Ah, you're smiling now, aren't you. You're thinking, no wonder she enjoys her job so much! But seriously, these scenes are hard--and I'm not talking about Sam's sexy abs, biceps, and, um, other parts. Balancing the physical action with deep character emotion so it doesn't read like a how-to manual takes time and many rewrites. Then I'm still hoping my editor finishes reading it with a grin, not a cringe.

Anyway, if all goes as it should today, I'll be finished with the book in a few more days and then I'll be shooting for a publication date sometime end of October. Gotta get the writing done and ship this baby off to my editor before my tomatoes ripen and I'm spending days in the kitchen canning diced tomatoes, salsa, sloppy Joe sauce and spaghetti.

Some of last year's bounty.

Please wish me a satisfying day of writing (*grin*), and I hope you all have a wonderful day as well!


Friday, August 9, 2013

Sugar and Sin: Cover reveal

 Another bundle by six bestselling authors!

In the land of Happily Ever After, six romance readers have banded together to bring readers a super-sexy dose of Sugar and Sin with fun, sassy heroines and the oh-so-sexy men who fall for them.

We hope you enjoy the books and meet some characters you won't soon forget.


Chasin’ Mason by Stacey Joy Netzel

Catch the stallion ~ win the ranch. A simple competition between bitter enemies, but once tempers and passions flare in the Texas heat, all bets are off.

Deadly Addiction by Kristine Cayne

A violent clash of cultures tests the forbidden love between a Native American man and a white female cop.

When police sergeant Alyssa Morgan and Rémi Whitedeer meet, their forbidden attraction flips both their lives ass over teakettle, but they aren't the only ones in turmoil. After the duo uncovers a drug-fueled conspiracy on the Blackriver Reservation, blood is pitted against blood, and Rémi has everything to lose.

But when the past collides with the present will the foundation they built withstand the final reveal?


His Lady Godiva by L.C. Giroux

Dr. Michael Dennison put broken bodies back together so no one would have to live like he did. As many obstacles as he had overcome, he never wanted to burden a woman with his disability. He was safer never to risk his heart. Violet Bellows lived a guarded life. The accident had taken so much from her but she still had something to give. For her surgeon she would risk everything to make him hers, body and soul.

Love by Design by Liz Matis

In this Sex in the City meets HGTV romp sparks fly on camera as interior designer Victoria Bryce breaks in temporary co-host Aussie Russ Rowland. Arguments over design plans and measurement mishaps ignite passions behind the scenes.


Run Rosie Run by C.C. Mackenzie

Think Easy Virtue meets No Reservations

She’d wasted enough of her life madly in love with a man she could never have…Perhaps it was time to give another man a chance... But now Rosie has two men who want her and will stop at nothing to win her heart…Which one will she choose...

Sexy in Stilettos by Nana Malone

Organized, event planner, Jaya Trudeaux is used to doing things by the book and never making waves. The only thing that can tie carefree, playboy, Alec Danthers down is a promise he made to his mother. Can Jaya put the lists down long enough to enjoy the ride?

So there you have it! Six fun, sexy books for one great price!