Thursday, September 29, 2016

Guarding the Quarterback is a finalist!

I'm happy to announce that Guarding the Quarterback is a finalist in the New Jersey RWA Golden Leaf Contest in the Best Novella category! The winners will be announced on Friday, October 14 at the NJRWA conference. Here is the excerpt that will be read if I win (fingers crossed)...

With another woman I would’ve shrugged off the rejection, but beneath her hand my heart pounded for her, my blood racing to my groin. She made a mistake. Now she was more than a challenge, she made herself forbidden fruit. I told myself that all this was. A lie. But it was my lie to live.  
     “But I have big reason why you should.” I hauled her up against my unmistakable hardness. The utter softness of her, melded to my body. To the world she wore armor of toughness and indifference but in my arms it all fell away.
     Alexa’s wicked smile signaled my victory. Then she whipped out her gun and pressed it against my cheek. “And I have a bigger reason why we shouldn’t.”

As a good luck charm I'll be wearing a book charm that an awesome reader made for me! (thanks Jackie) Below there is a picture of me wearing it...

Friday, September 9, 2016

Score Big with Football Romance!

I've got the best news: this week is the official kick-off of football season in the US--and with college football back, too, we've all got lots of chances to catch our favorite teams playing our favorite game.
So what makes this even better? We have EIGHT football romances for you to huddle with right here, each of which is a touchdown (and the extra point, too!).
Check out each one--and as a bonus, each author is giving you her own favorite sports romance recommendation.
Some Enchanted Season by Patricia Burroughs ON SALE for .99 at Amazon
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Patricia recommends . . . Sosie Frost's Happily Ever All-Star, A Secret Daddy Romance. She hooked me with the sizzlin' guy on the cover, reeled me in with "Secret Daddy," and totally delivered with laugh-out-loud funny and heart-tugging sweetness.
A Tempting Dare by Cathryn Fox only $1.99 at Amazon
You can find Cathryn on FacebookTwitter . . . follow her on Amazon and BookBub, check out her website (for a free book!)
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If you’re interested in joining Cathryn's Street Team, they'd LOVE to have you. They have a lot of fun over there, and lots of special prizes and contests for her lovely FOXY ladies!
Cathryn recommends . . .Dare to Love by Carly Phillips: A hot, heartwarming story about family, love and trust. Oh, and did I mention it's HOT and FREE right now??
Game Changer by Ann Jacobs
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Ann recommends . . .  Jaci Burton’s Play-by-Play series won’t disappoint you, no matter which pro sport you fancy! As a football fan and steamy romance lover, I have The Perfect Play high up on my keeper shelves—but there’s not a loser in the 12 hot novels and novellas. Check out Jaci’s website and get in the game!
When We Were Us by Tawdra Kandle is FREE on Amazon/iBooks/Barnes and Noble/Kobo/Google
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Tawdra recommends . . . Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen. She's my favorite hockey writer, and this book has it all: sizzling romance, hunky guy, sassy chick and all the right moves!
Bold by Nicola Marsh 
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Nicola recommends . . .  Nobody's Baby But Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, part of her Chicago Stars series. Cal Bonner is a seriously hot hero and this book got me hooked on SEP. It's on my keeper shelf!
Playing for Keeps by Liz Matis FREE on Amazon/iBooks/Barnes and Noble/Kobo
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Liz recommends . . . Blindsided by Jami Davenport, the first book in Jami's Seattle Steelheads subseries. So much hot fun with these hunky football players . . . and some old favorites from the hockey books, too!
Play by Holly S. Roberts is FREE on Amazon/iBooks/Barnes and Noble/Kobo
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Holly recommends . . . Diva in the Dugout by Arlene Hittle. Arlene is a riot to be around, and her stories are romantic comedy. Add baseball to the mix, and you'll understand why I love this woman and her books.
Under the Autumn Sky by Liz Talley is available on Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Kobo
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Liz recommends . . . The Deal by Elle Kennedy, the first book in Elle's sizzling and wickedly funny Off-Campus series: football players, snarky women and the bumpy road that leads to true love . . . eventually.  

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

What happens after the happy-ever-after: Going For It

     Have you read Going For It yet? No? Say what? Stop everything and go read it - then come back.        
     For those of you who have read it - here is a special treat!
     Readers fell in love with football player Jake Miller and supermodel, Hannah Hahn in Going For It. In fact one fell so hard she asked me to check in on our sexy couple. How could I refuse? I love them too! It's been almost 3 years since I released Going For It and I was surprised how easy it was to recapture Jake and Hannah fire. Enjoy!  Please let me know what you think in the comments...

(What happens after the happily-ever-after…)    
  Jake didn’t need the baby monitor to hear the wail of his one-year old baby girl. His daughter’s voice sounded down the hall like a nuclear power plant siren.   
     Hannah nudged him. “Game time,” she sleepily mumbled.
     “Can you take this one?”
     “I have a shoot tomorrow. I need my beauty sleep.”
     “If you get anymore beautiful I’m going to go blind,” Jake said, nuzzling her neck.
     “Mmmm…good one, but that will not get you out of diaper duty.”
     Jake didn’t think it would, but it was true just the same. He whipped off the covers and trudged to the nursery. Standing in her crib, Maxine sobbed as if her world was ending. Jake knew how she felt. With every whimper his heart stopped, and with every cry he died a little, but then every smile, every laugh made it all worth the constant worry and lack of sleep.
      Her tears did him in. Jake was so screwed. The tiny female turned this growling two hundred and twenty-five pound bear of a running back into a cuddly Teddy bear.     
     Maxine’s lips wobbled as she chanted, “Dadadada. Dadadada.”
     “Shhh, baby girl, Daddy’s here.”
     In a heartbeat the wobble turned into a sing-song voice. “Daddeeee. Daddeee.” Her tiny arms stretched out for him. 
       Jake swooped her up but resisted the urge to turn this into playtime. He hummed a nonsensical tune as he changed her diaper. She started to fuss when he headed back to the crib. “Okay, just one song.” His daughter smiled. “Okay, two songs.” Jake sat in the rocker and sang her back to sweet dreams, thinking he was the luckiest man on Earth.   

     Hannah rolled over and tried to fall back asleep, but the sounds emitting from the monitor of father and daughter bonding with a late night lullaby kept her awake. She bit her nail and smiled as she listened. Jake’s humming had immediately settled Maxine. It was like she remembered her father’s deep voice from when he hummed to her while rubbing Hannah’s swollen belly.
     Unable to stay away, she tiptoed to the nursery and peeked in. Seeing her big, powerful husband lovingly hold their child in his arms, rocking back and forth as he sang Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star was sexier than anything in the world.       
     This tiny creature had the scariest running back in the NFL wrapped around her pinkie finger.  
     She snuck back to bed as Jake returned a fast asleep Maxine to her crib. Along the way Hannah slid her silk robe to the floor, then shed the tank top, and then stepped out of her black-laced panties, leaving a trail for Jake to follow like Hansel. Only Jake was no boy in a fairy tale. He was her knight-in-white-boxer-briefs. She slipped between the sheets.
     Jake entered the room twirling the panties around his finger. “I thought you needed sleep.” He raised a thick black brow, which was such a sexy contrast to his smooth caramel colored-bald head.
     “I need you more.”
     Jake tossed the panties over his shoulder, took off his boxers, and then covered her naked body with his, the weight of him as familiar to her as her own body. A slow, steady rush filled her. In the stolen moments during the day their lovemaking was hard and fast, but in the quiet of the night, slow and intense. 
     Jake rolled over to get a condom. She stayed away from birth control pills since they could put up to ten pounds on her body. Ten pounds she couldn’t afford at this point in her career. So after literally busting her butt to regain her modeling body back, she was crazy to want another baby. But that’s exactly what she was. Crazy in love and she wanted her little family to grow.  
     “No, don’t.” She reached out and pulled Jake back to her.
     “I thought— 
     “I want Maxi to have a brother to boss around.”
     Jake’s wide smile still caused her heart to flutter.
     “It would be nice to even the score around here.”
     “Ha! You love it.”
     “I do at that.”
     “Good. Now, give me that rosy, after sex glow to make up for missing sleep.”
     “Hannah, you’re going break the lens with the glow I’m going to give you.”
     His lips descended on hers. With a smoking kiss that would leave a blush on her face for hours and every time she relived it in her minds eye, Hannah knew she was the luckiest woman alive.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Miss Congeniality meets The Bodyguard - Guarding the Quarterback

Tuesday - April, 19, 2016 is release day for Guarding the Quarterback!

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Here is the blurb along with some photo teasers!
Alexa Reeves
The quarterback of the NY Kings has a body to die for, and as Dean Walker's bodyguard I'm right in the line of fire. If that's not dangerous enough, I'm posing as his girlfriend to keep close. Yet, that isn't the worst part. He says I need a makeover to pass as his arm candy. Jerk. The more time I spend with him, the more my undercover role blurs with reality, and I'll lose more than my job if I step over the line and into his bed.
Dean Walker
Let's get something straight. I didn't ask for protection, especially in the form of a female. Isn't a death threat just another day in the life of a NY quarterback? Still, the owner of the team forces me to accept a security detail led by the tiny but tough Alexa Reeves.
But who is the real Alexa? The bodyguard, sworn to protect me, or the made-over vixen, determined to drive me crazy? As the stalker closes in, I realize I've put more than my life in her hands. Will Alexa safeguard my heart as fiercely as my body?

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Patty Duke - Quotes by Famous Women Series

When Patty Duke died at the age of 69 on March 29, 2016. I realized she'd never been a part of my Quotes by Famous Women series! How can that be? 

Not only did she win an Oscar for her portrayal of Helen Keller, but as sufferer of Manic Depression she did not shy away from talking about it at a time when it was taboo - worse considered shameful. 

Here are some wonderful quotes from Patty Duke

I'm going to be 58, and I'm a woman. In this business, that seems to be a bigger crime than being mentally ill.

It's toughest to forgive ourselves. So it's probably best to start with other people. It's almost like peeling an onion. Layer by layer, forgiving others, you really do get to the point where you can forgive yourself.

No matter what your laundry list of requirements in choosing a mate, there has to be an element of good luck and good fortune and good timing.

When I'm 80 and sitting in a rocking chair listening to the Rolling Stones, there is absolutely no way I'm going to feel old or forget my younger days.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Love burns Hotter in the Hamptons. Come Play! 99cents!

Go on vacation on March 29, 2016 with the limited edition Hot in the Hamptons Series box set for a limited time price of only 99cents!

3 friends, 3 linked novellas - 1 HOT summer!

 Storme is getting married! And she invites her two college besties to her mansion on the beach for some fun while they plan her end of the summer wedding.
     In Summer Dreaming, Kelsey meets her fantasy lifeguard in the flesh but Sean is more than a hot bod with a whistle.
     In Summer Temptation, Leigh is dealing with a life-changing secret. But she still manages to have fun with a jobless Wall Street analyst.
     In Summer Sins, Storme is having second thoughts. Then she meets a bad-boy biker who makes her question everything.

How will the summer end?

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

And the Oscar goes to... 2016 edition

It's my annual post where I ask: What gown should I wear to the Academy Awards! - you know if I was nominated.
I select four gowns and then you weigh in on your favorite. I look forward to doing this post all year. I  love watching all the red carpets!

So help a girl out. What should a wear?

Option 1 - This is not practical for me since my boobs would probably spill out and I'm not fond of the size of my arms.
 Option 2: This is probably more age appropriate...
 Option #3 - Tell hell with age and knock them dead in red!
 Option 4: Go to black gown.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Throwback Thursday - August 2008 - The Biggest Loser

I have a lot of new readers since I started my blog ( in fact I wasn't even published when I started it ) so I thought it would be fun to do a Throwback Thursday and share some of my older posts!

Back on August 21, 2008 I shared this..

Can a twenty-five dollar bet change your life?

Today my short story, which won Honorable Mention in a contest LASR held, will be posted for the universe to see. Please click at the link below. If you are so inclined - come back and leave a comment and let me know what you think.

The Biggest Loser

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Then He Kissed Me... Love Song Tuesday

Like my Quotes by Famous Women series, I also had a Love Song series - I think its time that it too made a comeback! The inspiration for that thought came when I was driving home and Then He Kissed Me played on the radio. I love this song and sang along in my car. It is so pure and captures the importance of the kiss!

Then He Kissed Me is an oldie and a goodie!