Sunday, March 18, 2018

In the Mood for "Sweet" Romance?

Sit back and relax with a bundle of getaway romances. Enjoy this group of heartening stories with genuine, sincere women and alluring, charming men.

Harlequin® Romance brings you a collection of four new titles, available now! Experience the rush of falling in love! This Harlequin® Romance box set includes:


Wedding Island

Dr. Anna Gray has stepped out of her comfort zone to help her mother prepare her resort for its first-ever wedding. But when delicious billionaire Leo di Marquez sails into La Isla Marina, Anna’s tempted into dropping her guard—with unexpected consequences!

BEAUTY AND HER BOSS by Jennifer Faye

Once Upon a Fairytale

Handsome but guarded former Hollywood star Deacon Santoro prefers the confines of his mansion since an accident left him scarred, both inside and out. Can his new PA, Gabrielle Dupré, convince Deacon that love will give them the fairy-tale ending they deserve?

A BABY IN HIS IN-TRAY by Michelle Douglas

Liv Gilmour can’t say no when her identical twin asks her to take her place for a week at work. And when someone abandons a baby with a note demanding Lord Sebastian Tyrrell take care of it, Liv’s suddenly up close and personal with the sexy boss…and a baby who needs them both!


When hotel heiress Audrey Girard’s safe, convenient wedding is called off, she’s left to contend with her ex-fiancé’s brother—brooding chef Shane Murphy! And there’s nothing safe about her attraction to Shane… Could there be a Las Vegas wedding in the cards after all?

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Have a great week, Everyone!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

A Boxed Set of Mayhem!

Settle back with a bundle of reads filled with mystery, suspense, and turmoil with Murder & Mayhem.

Temporarily Employed by Vicki Batman
Hattie Cook takes a temporary job at an insurance company where she uncovers an embezzling scam tied to the death of a former employee—the very one she replaced. The last thing she wants is to clash with By-the-Book Detective Wellborn, no matter how much he makes her heart pound.

Brownies, Bodies, and Breaking the Code by J L Wilson
Jessie Patrokus doesn't give up...and that might get her killed. To complicate matters, a colleague turns up dead from eating the brownies she brought to the company potluck. Gus Colcannon, a new programmer at the company, starts to ask a lot of questions and Jessie gets suspicious. That's when she finds she may have uncovered a terrorist plot and discovers Gus is an undercover FBI agent.

Poison Ivy by Misty Simon
Ivy Morris has a new life as homeowner and proprietress of a popular costume shop. Between overpowering biddies and stolen lingerie from the worst-kept-secret side of the business, things get even more complicated when a woman is murdered at the ball—a woman wearing the same costume as Ivy.

Medium Rare: Dead Man Talking by Michelle Witvliet
When Jennifer Flagg is drawn to the scene of a murder, she quickly discovers the business of talking to the dead is a whole lot more complicated when there's a body still attached. Her detective boyfriend wants her to stay out of police business. The dead guy wants her to help find his killer. And all the murderer wants is to put Jennifer permanently out of business.

On the Hook by Cindy Davis
A Picasso painting goes missing while en route from Chicago to New Hampshire...while the truck is moving. Kendra Jean Valentine, underwriting agent for the policy, is on the hook. She scrapes together enough to hire two women to work the case. With creditors phoning daily, Westen Hughes jumps at the chance to earn a bundle of easy money, even though the offer comes from her old nemesis.

A Season for Killing Blondes by Joanne Guidoccio
Gilda Greco discovers a body neatly arranged in the dumpster outside her office. Her life and budding career are stalled as Detective Carlo Fantin, her former high school crush, conducts the investigation. When three more dead blondes turn up, all brutally strangled and deposited near Gilda’s favorite haunts, she is pegged as a prime suspect for the murders.

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Enjoy your week, Everyone!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

A Bundle of Reads!

Whether sipping hot chocolate on a snowy day or relaxing on the beach with a frosty drink, bundles are a book lover's dream. Over the next few weeks, I'll be spotlighting several awesome releases. From the suspenseful to the sweet in romance, stop by and take a peak.

Fans of Mr. and Mrs. Smith and The Bodyguard will enjoy this action-packed suspense series starring Winter Wyn and her tough and tenacious team of soldiers-turned- personal-security-experts.

Security has never been so sexy…

A badass special ops team returns from war in the Middle East prepared to cover each other’s backs while providing private security to the rich and famous. But no one can save these professionals when love puts them in its crosshairs.

Protecting the Prince: Eliam Prince is ready to navigate his late father’s shipping enterprise, but someone is out to stop that plan. He needs a bodyguard, no matter how much the concept irritates him. When security expert Winter Wyn arrives at his penthouse, it’s clear that despite her best intentions, business and pleasure might soon mix. Keeping this man safe in Seattle—from sabotage, blackmailers, assassins, and his own stubborn pride—isn’t nearly as hard as protecting her own heart.

Protecting His Heart: When a mission goes sideways and leaves seasoned spy Arabella Nox with valuable information and a terrorist on her heels, she seeks out the one person on earth she hopes won’t betray her: the husband she hasn’t spoken to in years. Felix Ibarra thought he’d put his past behind him, but when Arabella lands a job beside him at Wyn Security, she’s clearly up to something he can’t trust. Will the deep emotions that tore them apart the first time be their undoing once again?

Protecting Her Secrets: Bodyguard Eddie Dever needs to clear his younger brother’s name when the FBI scoops up the millennial on murder charges. But it’s an uphill climb with Special Agent Hannah Malone laser focused on putting a crime boss behind bars, even at his brother’s expense. Things get sticky when the two go undercover as Mr. and Mrs. and the pretense starts to feel all too real. And, unfortunately, both Eddie and Hannah have one more surprise up their sleeves that can blow the lid off of more than a crime boss’s enterprise. Can they find a way to trust before they take the job too far?

Sensuality Level: Sensual

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Have a great week, Everyone!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Children's Books on "Kindness..."

Since I do so little printing, I don't have a printer attached to my computer. On the rare occasion that I do need to print, I go to the Free Library of Philadelphia. Last week, I happened to pop in at the library during Children's Story Time.

While waiting for a computer to become available, I listened in on the children's program. The theme for the day was "kindness." After reading to a group -- ages ranging from three-year-olds to six -- the librarian opened the floor for discussion by asking the children what they could do to "show kindness to others."

The replies were adorable and ranged from "helping my sister feel better," "listen to a friend," "give someone something they need," and "cheer up the Patriots' fans. They're sad they lost the Super Bowl."

Inspired responses (and cute little ones) aside, I thought I'd share with you the books our librarian shared with the children.

Be Kind

When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate contemplates how to make her feel better and what it means to be kind. A thoughtful picture book about the power of kindness.


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Love Is

This story of a girl and a duckling who share a touching year together will melt hearts young and old.


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Strictly No Elephants

This sweet story captures the magic of friendship and the joy of having a pet.


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Have a good week, Everyone!

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

A Review...or Two...or More...

In January, Crimson Romance released an "ebundle," Cruising for Love: 4 Ship-Shape Romances. Included with my novel, Magic Moment, you'll find Little White Lies by R.C. Matthews, Romancing the Seas by Cait O'Sullivan, and Reach for Tomorrow by Peggy Gaddis.

Crimson editors have a wonderful knack for picking out themes that complement each other, packaging, and releasing for a limited time at a special price.

I spent the last several days with Cruising, and I enjoyed my colleagues' reads tremendously. My initial reaction was to leave a review, but thought my association with the novels might appear to be lacking in the objectivity department. 😉 Also, I wouldn't be able to include my own novel in the post.

So, with the help of Amazon and Goodreads, I decided to let others do my "reviewing" for me.

Little White Lies

"The characters are funny and well developed, making this book enjoyable and easy to read." -- Tumbleweed Book

"Each character really melted together in a perfect way to form a great book." -- N. Kuhn Reviews and News, 5 stars

"...the passion almost made my iPad overheat...Totally loved it; check it out for yourself!" -- 5 stars, Swirling in My Love for Books

Romancing the Seas

"A fun, romantic read!" -- EJ Reads

"The descriptions were beautiful and the characters fresh and three dimensional!" -- Novel Book Tours

"Romancing the Seas is a warm, fun story of Pippa Renshaw's journey into a new job, new life and new love." -- R.T. Wolfe

Magic Moment

"Not only is this an addictive romantic suspense, but Chase Donovan is such an incredibly sexy character." -- A Girl and Her Kindle

"...a sweet, suspenseful read." -- Book Savvy Babe

"The ending comes with a twist that I didn't see coming. All in all, it's a fun read!" -- The Romance Reviews

Cruising for Love: 4 Ship-Shape Romances

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Get Ready for Conference Time!

Spring approaching has authors thinking about attending a writer's conference or two...Conferences are a great way to pick up tips on our craft, network with others in the industry, and have our current WIPs noticed. Listed below are a few events of interest to writers.

"Let Your Imagination Take Flight"

Sponsor: New England Chapter Romance Writers of America (NECRWA); April 27-28, 2018; Boston Marriott, Burlington, MA; FMI,

21st Annual “Shining the Light on Romance “

Sponsor: Long Island Romance Writers; May 4, 2018; Inn at Fox Hollow, Woodbury New York; FMI,

Writer's Digest Retreats

May 10-13, 2018; The Inn at Scituate Harbor, Scituate Harbor, MA; 


70th Annual Philadelphia Writer's Conference

June 8-10, 2018; Wyndam Philadelphia Historic District, Philadelphia, PA; 

Have a great week, Everyone!

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Catching up with my DVDs...

There was a positive to the snow "nightmare" we had in Philly a few weeks ago. Being housebound gave me some "down time" to snuggle up on the sofa, sip hot chocolate, and catch up on my DVD watching.

Worth Watching DVDs...

Hidden Figures

A team of African-American women who played a vital role in NASA.

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An extraorindary seven-year-old child becomes the subject in a custody battle.

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Going In Style

Three life long pals hatch a plan to knock off a bank that took their money.

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And, if you're not in the mood for a DVD, how about a good romance bundle?

Cruising For Love: 4 Ship-Shape Romances

Set a course for adventure with these four couples as they take to the high seas only to find new romance.

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A big "thank you" to those who joined us on our "Cruising For Love" Virtual Tour. The Rafflecopter Gift Card winner will be announced shortly. 

And, a huge "SHOUT-OUT" to Goddess Fish Promotions for their usual "job well-done!" Thank you!!!😊

Have a good week, Everyone!

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