Thursday, November 29, 2012

Love Sports? Love Romances? Romancing The Jock is for you!

I'm happy to announce that I will be one of the authors contributing to Romancing The Jock!
What is Romancing The Jock?   (from the website) 'We are a group of authors who don’t just write about sports romance heroes, we’re actually sports fans. We want to share our love of our respective sport(s) from the point of view of a female fan.'

The official debut is January 1, 2013 - but check it out now by clicking on the link below and leave us a comment on what you'd like to see!

Romancing The Jock

Sunday, November 25, 2012

"Physical strength in a woman -- that's what I am." Tina Turner

I was watching some Tina Turner clips on You-Tube and I thought ...duh...smack on the head.... spotlight Tina on my Quotes by Famous Women series!

Here are some inspiring quotes by Tina Turner!

"This is what I want in heaven... words to become notes and conversations to be symphonies.” Tina Turner

"Sometimes you've got to let everything go - purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything . . . whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you'll find that when you're free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.” Tina Turner

"I never said "Well, I don't have this and I don't have that." I said, I don't have this yet, but I'm going to get it.” Tina Turner

  "I will never give in to old age until I become old” Tina Turner

Love these quotes! Which is your favorite?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tebow or Sanchez ? Who would you rather...

see as a hero in a sports romance novel?
TIM TEBOW                                            
                                                                                                                                                                                        There is much debate among New York Jet fans and the sports media about who should be playing quarterback for the New York Jets.

But as an author of two romances with football players I think the more pressing question is who would make the better romance hero - Tebow or Sanchez?

First I'll start with the stats:

                                               Tebow                     VS                               Sanchez

Height:                                    6'3"                                                               6'2"
Weight:                                   236                                                               225
Age:                                          25                                                                26
Highlights:                       Winner of Heisman Trophy                   Led USC to 12-1 record
                                          Winner of 2 NCAA National               Winner of the Rose Bowl
                                       Football Championships

Philanthrophy:                 Created the Tebow Foundation        Works with various charities

Rumored Past romances:  Camilla Belle and a dinner              The list is LONG but includes
                                           with Taylor Swift                    the younger VS model Kate Upton
                                                                                                 and the older Eva Longoria

Other:                    'Tebowing' - official word recognized         Fan of musical theater
                                 by the Global Language Monitor               While practicing his baseball
                          Looking for a girl who is sweet and kind    swing his father made him answer
                                      and has a servants heart                          ?'s on the periodic table

So we have the clean-cut, but good-looking Tim Tebow - muscular and is perhaps the better athlete against the sexy and handsome Mark Sanchez - leaner and is perhaps the better quarterback.

I'm using their backgrounds I'm doing a what if??????

AGAIN this is a conjecture I'm my part --- where the fiction starts...

Religion is a big part of Tim Tebow's life. He's a little to clean cut for some ladies - a little to good to be true, but I could give him a heroine with a past that he has to come to terms with, leading the heroine to think he's self-righteous. OR perhaps he meets a woman who is nothing like what he thought he wanted and tempts him.

hmmm...could be a interesting story...

But what about Sanchez? The typical playboy quarterback has been done before BUT who doesn't like to bring that man down to his knees by a sassy heroine who he can't live with out. Maybe dig deeper into the playboy attitude - maybe because his father was so hard on him he is acting out now - doing as he pleases. Maybe I'll match him up with an older heroine to lead him back to maturity - maybe even a

So tell me who makes the cut as a romance novel hero? Leave a comment and let me know!

(photos purchased from Bigstock Photo)

Friday, November 9, 2012

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace As I have seen in one autumnal face. ~John Donne

I'm happy to be part of the Autumn Harvest Blog Hop!

The spectacular colors of fall, the crisp air, yummy apple cider donuts, spooky Halloween, and my favorite holiday Thanksgiving are all reasons to love Autumn.

But my number one reason to love Autumn is football season!
So in love with the game that when I decided to write romance I decided to write about a football player and I couldn't resist writing this scene in Playing For Keeps....

      Ryan lifted her off the grass and they tumbled into the soft pile. Before she could catch her breath their lips met. The sound of leaves crinkling and cracking as he pressed his body against hers surrounded him. They sunk deeper into the pile. He lifted his head and licked his lips. “Mmm, you taste like cinnamon and apples.”
     “I sneaked a piece of apple pie.”
     “Bad girl.” He knew he should get up, but, damn, she felt so good beneath him. Damn good. “I’ve
worked up an appetite out here, I could use another taste.”

     What do you like about Autumn? Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Playing For Keeps (print or eBook) and a set of my romance trading cards.

     THEN Go to to find other authors participating in the Autumn Blog Hop AND how to WIN:
1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains 10+ paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

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