Contemporary Series

Better In Bed

A blend of novellas and novels exploring the idea that life is Better In Bed!

Raise A Glass

A family-based, small town contemporary romance series. Mix a nosy family with a lot of wine and healthy dose of drama and you never know what you’ll get.

Big & Beautiful

A BBW romance series following a group of friends through trials with men, family, and plenty of cupcakes!

On The Blog

Life After Chocolate

#FiveOnFriday with H.O. Knight

Tags : 

Please welcome H.O. Knight here today! I think you guys are going to love her, and her book! When you get writer’s block and need inspiration, how do you get through that? I turn to my evil twin, whom I ate while we were still in our mother’s womb.  That, or my cat, Mangus. Did you always

Read More
Love At First Fight

Love At First Fight, first kiss

Tags : 

I love first kisses. I can still remember my first ever kiss at thirteen. It was awkward and strange, but it was special because it was my first kiss. I also remember my first kiss with my husband. Awkward and strange weren’t anywhere near the words I’d use to describe that kiss! I was already

Read More

#FiveOnFriday with PJ MacLayne

Tags : 

Please welcome P.J. MacLayne here today! She has five really cool facts about her main character, Harmony. I love that name! The Baron’s Cufflinks is the third book in the Oak Grove Mysteries, and I keep discovering new things about my main character, Harmony Duprie. Until this book, I didn’t realize that she is afraid

Read More
Love At First Fight

Love At First Fight, tempting

Tags : 

If you’ve read Love The Wine You’re With and Never A Bridesmaid, Always A Bride, I know you’re waiting for Love At First Fight! Andie Young is complicated. She’s flirtatious and outgoing and confident. But there’s so much more to Andie than what meets the eye. Beneath her tough exterior is a woman who’s scared

Read More

Happy Mother’s Day

Tags : 

I still remember my first Mother’s Day. I was pregnant with my daughter, enough that it was very obvious I was pregnant. Everywhere we went that day people said Happy Mother’s Day to me. It was the first day it finally hit me that I was going to be a mom. My first Mother’s Day

Read More

#FiveOnFriday with Kate Hill

Tags : 

Please welcome Kate Hill today! You won’t want to miss her upcoming vampire story! 5 Vampire Traditions Broken For almost as long as I can remember, I’ve been a vampire fan. As a child, I watched Christopher Lee’s Dracula movies with my mother and enjoyed reading stories with vampire characters. I don’t ever recall finding

Read More
Stocky & Sumptuous

Introducing Stocky & Sumptuous

Tags : 

Curvaceous & Captivating is in the books, so to speak, but nothing is over! Up next in the Big & Beautiful series is Stocky & Sumptuous. Get your first look now! Stocky and sumptuous don’t mix… except in his eyes. Vicki Prescott knows exactly what she doesn’t want. A man. Especially one who works too

Read More
Curvaceous & Captivating

Q&A Sunday: Alphas

Tags : 

I gotta confess, I love this question from Jeannie… How did you go about creating your first alpha, Ethan? Are you surprised at the positive response of readers to Ethan? What are your plans for more Alpha characters? Ethan was a different sort of character for me. Obviously. I’ve toyed with alphas before, but Ethan

Read More
The Twins

#FiveOnFriday Karla Brandenburg’s The Twins

Tags : 

Please say hi to Karla Brandenburg! She’s sharing about her newest release, The Twins! Karla Brandenburg is the author of contemporary romance, including her award-winning paranormal MIST series. Raised on the gothic romances of Victoria Holt and the horror of Stephen King, she is an avid reader and is a member of the Romance Writers

Read More
Curvaceous & Captivating

Curvaceous & Captivating, reviews

Tags : 

Ethan is heating things up between the sheets… of the book! If you haven’t snatched up Curvaceous & Captivating yet, you’re not gonna want to miss him! Check out what Aliana said… I finished the book in less than a day but had to stop a few times to fan myself. Ethan is my new

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Writers Conferences

Tags : 

It hasn’t been long since I talked about this, but it came up again. Vicki wants to know… If you could go to any writers convention or conference (money’s not an issue) which conference or convention would you go to and why? There are tons of conferences out there. Small, large, and in between. Some

Read More

#FiveOnFriday with Adam Mann

Tags : 

Please say hello to today’s guest, Adam Mann! He has a peek at his boxed set! Profile: Adam Mann (pen name) has worked for over 50 years in what is called “developing economies”. Most of the time his work has been with the thousands of small scale farmers, who have appreciated sustainable livelihoods, so that

Read More
Curvaceous & Captivating

Curvaceous & Captivating, oh so alpha

Tags : 

Hmm, Teaser Wednesday? Do you think that can be a thing for those of us who are a day behind? Doesn’t have quite the same ring to it! I’ve never thought I was good at writing alpha males. They intimidate me a bit, and no matter how sexy they are, I’m not sure I could

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Unpublished Books

Tags : 

Aliana asked me a question I think every readers wonders about authors! Have you written any books that are not published? I’m a strange breed. I know that. Many authors I’ve met dreamt forever of being authors. They started reading romances in middle school and knew it was what they wanted to do with their

Read More

#FiveOnFriday with Me!

Tags : 

My guest author for today wasn’t able to provide a post, but it works out for me because I wanted to share something with you! I’ve teamed up with 55+ fantastic medium to steamy small town contemporary romance authors to give away a huge collection of novels to 2 lucky winners, PLUS a Kindle Fire to

Read More
Curvaceous & Captivating

Curvaceous & Captivating, release day

Tags : 

A year ago, Olivia didn’t exist. She was someone who was never even a little bit in my mind. It’s hard to imagine that time because she’s so real to me now. I love Olivia. She’s a single mom with a lot of struggles I think all parents can understand. She has to put her

Read More

Happy Easter

Tags : 

I’m taking today off answering questions so I can spend the day with my family. We all get together for brunch. An Easter egg hunt for the kids, food, and time to visit family. It’s a pretty great day. I wish you and your family a Happy Easter today. PS Like the cupcakes? I figured this

Read More

#FiveOnFriday with Rachael Kosinski

Tags : 

Please say hi to Rachael Kosinski! She has five fun things to share with us about her novella, Nicholas! Hello!! A thousand thank-you’s for having me. My novella, Nicholas, was released this past February 14th by MuseItUp Publishing. It was actually never intended to be published, written very, very fast, and basically not at all

Read More
Curvaceous & Captivating

Curvaceous & Captivating, one more week

Tags : 

Curvaceous & Captivating will be out in just one week! But, if you’re feeling anxious, you can get it on Friday! Yes, you. Starting with Curvaceous & Captivating, I will be releasing all ebooks through Gumroad four days in advance. That means you can buy and download any of my ebooks the Friday before they’re

Read More
Me in Times Square

Q&A Sunday: Conferences

Tags : 

This question from Vicki seems well timed! What is your favorite thing about going to a writers conference or convention? There are tons of conferences out there. In a month, the RT Booklovers Convention is in Atlanta. There have already been some conferences, and many more are coming. If you’re looking for a way to

Read More

#FiveOnFriday Mind Control with Staci Troilo

Tags : 

Staci Troilo is here with us today! She interviewed her hero, Vinnie, and man does he get around! I’m choosing to focus on Mind Control, book two of my Medici Protectorate series. I thought we could do a Q&A with Vinnie, the male protagonist. Book one, Bleeding Heart, was set in Western Pennsylvania, but book

Read More
Curvaceous & Captivating

Introducing Curvaceous & Captivating

Tags : 

I know the cover has been out there for a while, but I haven’t said anything about Curvaceous & Captivating. Since it’s out in just two weeks, I better start telling you about it! You know Olivia. She’s Abby’s new friend, and Tara’s best friend from high school. She’s Wyatt’s assistant, and Becca and Kevin’s

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Meeting Famous People

Tags : 

This question from Vicki had me stumped. Even as I write this, I’m still debating my answer! If you could meet anyone famous, dead or alive, who would it be??? When I first read the question, my answer was quick and easy. My grandfather or my grandmother. My mom’s father passes away before I was

Read More

#FiveOnFriday with Madison Michael

Tags : 

Please welcome this week’s guest, Madison Michael! I think this book is right up my alley! I have lived in 5 unique regions of this country and thought I would use my Five on Friday spot to tell something about what each taught me. #1 New England  – Beacon Hill walks, leaf peeping, apple picking,

Read More

Introducing Love At First Fight

Tags : 

If you’ve already read Never A Bridesmaid, Always A Bride, I know you’re dying to read Cody and Andie’s story. Well, it’s coming! Love At First Fight will be out May 30! This is the first sneak peek, so enjoy! She has a secret… Andie Young has always been good at hiding who she really

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Collaboration

Tags : 

I think I may have answered this question before, but Vicki asked again, so I’m answering it now… If you could collaborate with any author for a new book, who would it be and why???? Collaboration. Working together. It’s tricky. I’d have to find someone who was a perfect fit. A person who had the

Read More

#FiveOnFriday Curse of the Healer by Ashley York

Tags : 

Please give a big welcome to Ashley York! She’s sharing five great things about history and her new release, Curse of the Healer! Five Things to Know About My Novel 1-It is set in Ireland, Éire, more than a thousand years ago! Not a lot or artifacts or written manuscripts to go with from that far

Read More

Never A Bridesmaid, Always A Bride, reviews

Tags : 

The reviews for Never A Bridesmaid, Always A Bride are starting to come in, and I gotta say, you guys are awesome! I wanted to share one of the reviews with you today, you know… just in case you’re still on the fence! From Lupita… Just finished reading [Never A Bridesmaid, Always A Bride] and have

Read More
Bulky & Beauteous

Q&A Sunday: Motivation and Being Stuck

Tags : 

It’s time for another question. An interesting one from Sheila… Are you an artist/illustrator/teacher/caricature artist? What motivates you to be creative?  What do you do when you’re stuck? A lot of writers talk about writer’s block. I think it goes so much deeper than that. I really like this question because it’s not just how

Read More

#FiveOnFriday with Alyson Reynolds

Tags : 

Alyson Reynolds is with us today, sharing about her new novel, Waiting To Breathe! Say hi! Five things to know about my newest novel Waiting to Breathe: Sometimes life gets in the way and makes you grow up faster than you should ever have to. WtB is a story about overcoming those obstacles and learning

Read More

Never A Bridesmaid, Always A Bride, so sweet

Tags : 

It’s been fifteen years but he still remembers the little things. Sometimes the little things are what matter the most. Excerpt from Never A Bridesmaid, Always A Bride “This looks good.” “I was going to bring it to you.” She shook her head. “I’m not helpless.” “I never said you were. I want to take

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Writing Quirks

Tags : 

I’ve been thinking about this question for a while. Aliana wants to know… Do you have an interesting writing quirk? I have to be honest. I’m a strange person. I know this and accept it. I also know all of us have our weird things, and it hard to know what of our habits is

Read More

#FiveOnFriday with Anne Stone

Tags : 

Say hi to Anne Stone! She’s got five great questions to answer today! And a look at her three stories! My name is Anne Stone and I write sweet contemporary romance.  For those of you that are new to me, I’ve written three books across two different series.  Life’s Second Chances is the first book

Read More

Never A Bridesmaid, Always A Bride, release day!

Tags : 

It’s here! It’s here! I’m so excited Never A Bridesmaid, Always A Bride is here! I’m visiting Romance Lives Forever and Staci Troilo today, celebrating the release. Yesterday I was hanging out with Rochelle Weber and Thursday I’ll be on The Write Way Cafe! Please stop by and say hi, and learn more about where

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Where to live?

Tags : 

I think we all think about this question at some point in our lives! Vicki asked… If you could live anywhere in the world with your family where would it be and why? I have to admit, I’m pretty lucky. I love where I live. My husband and I went through this discussion many times

Read More

#FiveOnFriday with Adera Orfanelli

Tags : 

Please say hi to Adera Orfanelli today! If you’re looking for an inspiring heroine, she has some good ones for you! Five Kick Ass SciFi Heroines Who Inspired My Erotic SF Serial #1 – Starbuck from the Battlestar Galactica Reboot #2 – Zoe from Firefly #3 – Susan Ivanova from Babylon 5 #4 – Dutch

Read More

Never A Bridesmaid, Always A Bride, second chances

Tags : 

I’ve never written a second chances book, or the one that got away, or anything like that. It was a challenge for me to make sure Alyssa and Jake could have a second chance that made sense. He was hurt and mad, she was ashamed and felt like she didn’t deserve him. But they couldn’t

Read More

QA Sunday: Hardest Scene

Tags : 

Aliana has a question for me today to kick off our week! What was the hardest scene or story you’ve written and why? Well, if you’ve been around here for a while, or read my books, you know I write very light-hearted romance. Yes, my books are steamy, but they’re light. There’s not a lot

Read More

#FiveOnFriday with Jennifer Perkins

Tags : 

Please welcome Jennifer Perkins! She’s sharing some fun things and telling us about her upcoming release, Daring Return! Thank you, Mary, for the opportunity to tell you about my latest novella, Daring Return. I’d like to start with the blurb so readers have a chance to see what the book is about. Blurb: Rose Perez is a

Read More

Never A Bridesmaid, Always A Bride, first kiss

Tags : 

It’s Teaser… Thursday? Yeah, so I forgot to put up a post Tuesday! Sorry about that! But I had to share Alyssa and Jake’s second first kiss. Neither want it to happen, but neither can resist. Excerpt from Never A Bridesmaid, Always A Bride Jake heard the pain in her voice. The regret. All the

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Male Characters

Tags : 

I’ve been sitting on this question for a while because I wasn’t sure how to answer it. I think I finally figured it out! Aliana wants to know… What are some of the challenges you’ve encountered when writing about characters from the opposite sex? Writing men is hard. And not just during the fun moments!

Read More

#FiveOnFriday with Mary Abshire

Tags : 

Please say hi to Mary Abshire! She’s here to share five things about her series, Heaven Sent! FIRST KILL BLURB: Andrew enjoys the company of women, perhaps too much. The council in heaven had enough of his sexual promiscuities and they’ve sentence him to return to earth to destroy demons. To make matters more difficult, if

Read More

Happy Valentine’s Day

Tags : 

All over the world, people are waking up to gifts from their loved ones. Stores are flooded with roses, chocolate, and other gifts. It’s a great day. We all celebrate love. What could be better than that?  Love matters. Love makes us do things we never thought possible. It’s an amazing emotion that drives many

Read More

QA Sunday: Genres

Tags : 

It’s time for another question. Becky has one for me this week… Do you ever write outside your box? By that I mean do you try different genres or do you stick to just one? What about when you read; do you try different types of books? I’ll admit, I’m pretty boring. Or maybe I

Read More

#FiveOnFriday Marketing Tips from Ann Everett

Tags : 

Please welcome Ann Everett back to the blog today! Need any marketing tips? She’s got five great ones for you! Join HARO (Help a Reporter Out) Sign-up–(the subscription is free) Read–You’ll receive three emails every day with requests from sources in specific areas (e.g., travel, tech, general) Respond–If any of the sources listed have something

Read More

Love The Wine You’re With, available now

Tags : 

I am so excited to have Love The Wine You’re With finally available! I’ve been anxiously waiting for this series to finally be out, and I’m loving it! If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, don’t wait! Not that it’s going anywhere, but you’re going to love Jake and Alyssa. He’s a brooding, damaged

Read More

QA Sunday: Compliments

Tags : 

This question made me smile. A lot. Aliana asked… What has been the best compliment [given to you as an author]? I’ve been given lots of compliments as an author. And no, I don’t mean that as an attempt to say how awesome I am. I’m actually a pretty humble person. I think that’s why

Read More

#FiveOnFriday Tattoo Killer by AJ Norris

Tags : 

Please welcome A.J. Norris here today! She’s telling us a few things about her novel, Tattoo Killer! Thank you, Mary, for allowing me to talk about my five favorite things about my romantic suspense, Tattoo Killer. My most favorite thing about Tattoo Killer is the characters themselves. I know, I know, authors should like their

Read More

Round & Ravishing, so sweet

Tags : 

It appears all the Amazon issues are behind us. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Again, I do apologize for what happened and will make sure it never happens again.  Sometimes there’s a guy who’s so sweet you can’t help but adore him. I think Noah is that guy. It’s his job to take

Read More

Q&A Sunday: New Writer

Tags : 

I have a very personal question from Becky today. She wants to know… What prompted you to start writing? The final push came when I realized how miserable I was. But getting to that point was a much longer story. Without getting into too much, I have a degree in chemical engineering and thought I’d

Read More

Round & Ravishing, release day

Tags : 

As long as you aren’t an Amazon reader, you’ve already gotten your preordered copy of Round & Ravishing. If you are an Amazon reader, I promise, the book is not four pages long. It’s much longer than that, and it’s coming. I honestly don’t know what’s going on. Here’s what I can tell you… Policies

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Characters IRL

Tags : 

I shared this secret with those of you on my weekly newsletter, but for everyone else, I wanted to answer Aliana’s question… You mentioned in another post that the physical description of Graham from “Puffy & Precious” reminded you of Dwayne Johnson.  Do your other characters remind you of other famous people?  Or do you have

Read More

#FiveOnFriday In Your Arms by Shannyn Schroeder

Tags : 

Please say hi to Shannyn Schroeder! I can’t wait to dive into her latest, In Your Arms! Hi Mary. Thanks so much for hosting me today and giving me a chance to chat about my books. Mary: I’m so excited to have you with us, Shannyn! I have to know… You write about both nerds

Read More

Round & Ravishing, first kiss

Tags : 

In only one week, Round & Ravishing will be available! I am so excited! Tara and Noah have a steamy, sexy connection off the bat. From their first kiss, it’s clear to Tara that Noah isn’t just some guy. He’s someone different. Someone she wants to spend a little more time with. And she’s happy

Read More

QA Sunday: Criticism in Reviews

Tags : 

Last week I talked about criticism and how I handle it. I had a follow up question from Jeannie on Facebook to answer this week… How do you evaluate the criticism after a book is released and reviews are written. For example, you are writing a series and you get some criticism that might effect

Read More

#FiveOnFriday Unimaginable Lover by Rosalie Redd

Tags : 

Please say hi to Rosalie Redd. She’s sharing an interview with her sexy shifter, Tanen, hero of Unimaginable Lover! Want to meet Tanen, the hero of Unimaginable Lover, book 3 in the Warriors of Lemuria series? I sat down with him for a brief interview… Rosalie: Did you turn out the way your parents predicted?

Read More

Round & Ravishing, pick me up

Tags : 

In just two weeks, the tenth book in the Big & Beautiful series will be available! I’m really excited to finally share some of Round & Ravishing with you today! Tara and Noah are a lot of fun, even from the first moment, and the cheesiest pick-up line… maybe ever. Excerpt from Round & Ravishing

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Criticism

Tags : 

Aliana has a hard question for me to answer today… What is the toughest criticism given to you as an author? This is a challenge for me. I take criticism very hard. Every review that points out something a reader didn’t like hurts. Every person who tells me they don’t read my type of stories

Read More

Better In Bed, the end

Tags : 

It’s always hard to say goodbye to a character or a series. Better In Bed was one of the first series I started writing. It took me almost three years to finish all the books, but I’m both happy and sad to say it’s finally complete. The seventh and final book released a week ago.

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Happy New Year!

Tags : 

Are you awake yet? It’s 2017! And I have a question from Jeannie to start up the year and get us going! It sounds like you have to have great organizational skills to consider being a writer what with planning, research and getting in actual writing time. What’s your secret to success! Well, I’ll admit,

Read More

Drink For It, release day

Tags : 

It’s here, it’s here! Drink For It is here! What happens when two people just can’t stay away from each other? When coincidences bring them together? When neither of them can say no? Heather was hurt when Luke left her the first time they were together. She thought their relationship was going somewhere. That he

Read More

Merry Christmas!

Tags : 

Christmas is always a day of reflection for me. A chance to think back over the year and be thankful for all the things I’ve done. It’s also a good chance to think about the things that didn’t go the way I’d hoped and decide if I still want the same things, and if so,

Read More

Drink For It, in the past

Tags : 

The final book in the Better In Bed series, Drink For It, will be out in a week! I’m looking forward to sharing Luke and Heather’s story with you. Luke and Heather shared a few weeks together. A few weeks that Heather thought were leading to more. A few weeks that scared Luke into running.

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Inspiring Authors

Tags : 

If you’ve been here a while you probably already know the answer to today’s question. Susan wants to know… Is there an author who inspired you? Yes! Many authors really.  My number one inspiration is Jill Shalvis. Her book, Simply Irresistible, was the first romance novel I read. Before her, I thought they were all

Read More
Husky & Hot

Q&A Friday: Favorite Characters

Tags : 

Have you noticed I haven’t had a guest author in a little while? Well, with the holidays, people are all crazy busy. So, through the end of the year, I’m just answering questions. This week’s question I figured I’d answer on Friday since I spent Sunday at the Bills game! So, Aliana wants to know…

Read More

Please Raise A Glass

Tags : 

I love all my books. They are all truly works of my heart. But this new series is one that I’ve been anticipating for a really long time. I had the idea for these books the same time I started writing Big & Beautiful. A good friend suggested writing Big & Beautiful first, and I’m

Read More

Wish For It, wanting more

Tags : 

The hardest part of a relationship is when one person wants more than the other. But what if they both want the same thing and one is afraid of it? Excerpt from Wish For It Allison didn’t know whether to cry or laugh. She’d never been so free with a man in bed. So trusting.

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Hobbies

Tags : 

Babs has a question for me today that can help explain why I’m answering it so late! Gosh hmmm what hobbies outside of writing do you like to do? At risk of sounding like a total nerd, I love to read. It’s why I became a writer to start with. I loved reading so much

Read More

Strokes on a Canvas by H. Lewis-Foster

Tags : 

Please welcome H. Lewis-Foster here today. Dive right in and say hi! It’s lovely to be here at Mary’s blog to tell you a little about my latest novella Strokes on a Canvas. It’s set in 1920s London and tells the story of Evan, a bank clerk who finds himself in a more bohemian world

Read More

Wish For It, release day

Tags : 

I’m so excited to finally share Wish For It with you. It’s a book that I struggled with a few times, both with the subject matter and how to present it, but I’m really happy with how it turned out. I hope you enjoy the sparks that fly between Cole and Allison and love them

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Getting Started

Tags : 

I think every aspiring author wants to know the answer to this. Georgia asked… I’ve always loved to just write. I have ideas as to a mixture of things I could one day do. How easy is it to get into? How do you go about starting etc? This is both an easy question and

Read More

Q&A not so Sunday: Favorite Places

Tags : 

I know, I know, it’s not Sunday. But I’m answering Vicki’s question today because I told you about the Giveaway on Sunday. So, Vicki wants to know… What is your favorite place to visit? (park, store, etc.) My favorite place. I have to confess, I have a lot of favorite places. It depends on what

Read More

Wish For It, accidents happen

Tags : 

I absolutely adored Allison when she first showed up. She’s got some fire in her and she’s stubborn and determined and protective of the people she cares about. She’s also protective of herself and not willing to take shit from anyone, even if it’s an honest mistake. Don’t try accusing Allison of something she didn’t

Read More

Happy Holidays Giveaway

Tags : 

It’s the holiday season and we’d like to bring joy and share the love! Enter to win $2200 in Amazon Gift Cards! One simple entry will subscribe you to 110 Romance Author Newsletters. Unsubscribe any time, but please don’t label us as spam. Better still, stick around and get to know us. Participating Authors: Abbie

Read More

Perfectly Unpredictable by Linda O’Connor

Tags : 

Please welcome Linda O’Connor! She’s telling us about her new novel, Perfectly Unpredictable! Check it out! Mary, thank you very much for inviting me to visit! Hi everyone, I’m Linda O’Connor. I write contemporary romantic comedies. I started writing a few years ago when I needed a creative outlet other than subtly rearranging the displays

Read More

Round & Ravishing, First Look

Tags : 

It’s still a little over two months until Round & Ravishing comes out, but I couldn’t resist sharing a little more with you. Tara has a bit of a chip on her shoulder, understandably so. She doesn’t trust anyone, especially a cute guy who shows up unannounced, even if he seems innocent. Excerpt from Round

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Family Opinions

Tags : 

When I read this question from Aliana, I laughed. It’s definitely a topic that has come up more than once! What do your family and friends think of your writing or your stories? Well, there are a lot of answers to this question. My parents are supportive, but have absolutely no interest in my books.

Read More

Chirp by Ann Everett

Tags : 

Oh. My. God. Ann Everett is right on target sharing her thoughts on writer’s block with us today. Please say hi! WRITER’S BLOCK—FACT OR FABRICATION??? Writer’s block, (noun) the condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing. There are authors who refuse to acknowledge Writer’s Block calling

Read More

Go For It, getting daring

Tags : 

Molly pushes herself, and Owen, too, with one last stunt their first night in Vegas. Thankfully, he’s a good sport about it! Excerpt from Go For It “Will you go skinny dipping with me, Owen?” When that sweet voice asked him, Owen knew there wasn’t a damn thing he could say no to. “Of course,

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Daily Goals

This time of year I always feel like I need to pick up my game. Push for more. Increase my production and make one final push for the end of the year. Jeannie’s question definitely highlights that! Wow, with a sometimes hectic lifestyle and trying to be a full time writer, do you have daily

Read More

Madame Presidentess by Nicole Evelina

Tags : 

Please say hi to Nicole Evelina! She has a very timely novel to share with us about the first female presidential candidate. Before Hillary, There Was Victoria, an Unlikely Presidential Candidate Since Hillary Clinton became the Democratic nominee for President in July, many people have noted that she’s not the first woman to run for

Read More

Go For It, release day

Tags : 

It’s here! I’m so excited to share Go For It with you! Molly was a sweet and innocent woman with a desire to be a little wild. She didn’t want to change herself, she just wanted to have a little fun. Fun Owen was more than happy to help her with. He made it his

Read More

Q&A Sunday: My Younger Self

Tags : 

As always, you guys come up with some pretty amazing questions. This one from Vicki was enough to bring tears to my eyes… If you could travel back in time and visit your younger self, what message would you give yourself? I don’t like having regrets. I made my choices in life and I can’t

Read More

Season of Promises Holiday Anthology by Merry Holly

Tags : 

Please welcome Marian Lanouette, writing as Merry Holly! She has some exciting news to share and a new anthology to tell us all about! I’d like to thank you, Mary, for hosting me. It’s been an exciting week. I just received a four book deal from Kensington/Lyrical for my Jake Carrington Mystery Series. But I

Read More

Go For It, a mission

Tags : 

When Molly joins her best friend in Vegas for her wedding, she decides to go a little wild for the weekend. She put away the good girl she’s always been, packed a suitcase of her sister’s sexy clothes, and set her mind to her mission. Having fun. Excerpt from Go For It She glanced at

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Lessons Learned

Tags : 

My kids are off school tomorrow so I sort of forgot today was Sunday! Sorry about that! Vicki has a new question for me today, one that tugs at my heart… If there was 1 lesson that you want your children to learn, what lesson would it be? There are a lot of lessons I

Read More

Sunrise by Victoria Adams

Tags : 

Please welcome Victoria Adams! She’s here to tease us with her upcoming book, Sunrise, and share a bit about some of her other books. Say hi! Hi, I’m Victoria Adams and I write romance – contemporary romance, NA and flash fiction. What’s flash fiction? Stories inspired by prompts. The prompts could be words – red

Read More

Round & Ravishing, cover reveal!

Tags : 

I’ve been waiting to show you the Round & Ravishing cover until I could reveal it at the right time. I probably should wait another week for all the preorder links to be available, but I couldn’t delay any longer. I’ve just been too excited! Ready? Here it is! Do you love it? I think

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Favorite Movie

Tags : 

One of my favorite topics… movies! I love movies, and Vicki asked, What is your favorite movie? That’s an easy question. Hands down, I have one favorite movie. You’ve probably never heard of it. Sliding Doors. You know it? Didn’t think so. It came out my freshman year of college and my best friend and I

Read More

After Midnight by Trevann Rogers

Tags : 

Please welcome Trevann Rogers here today! She’s telling us all about her book, After Midnight! Thank you for having me as a guest today, Mary.  More than Friends aptly describes the relationship between Jewell and her girlfriend Ria, the vampire heroines in my Urban Fantasy novella AFTER MIDNIGHT—although friends they most certainly are. Jewell and

Read More

Play For It, all a game

Tags : 

Ooh, some men just make me angry! Especially when they think women are pawns in their game. Am I right? Excerpt from Play For It “Erika appears to have made a miraculous recovery,” Edward said as he took the seat opposite Jared at the table. “She and I have another date tonight.” Jared ground his

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Something New

Tags : 

I spent the day picking out pumpkins, riding in hay, and getting lost in corn today. It was a great day with my kids, parents, sister, brother-in-law, and niece. We all had fun, but it was chilly! Fall has definitely arrived! While I was out, I realized I never posted today’s question! Oops! Jeannie asked…

Read More

Surrender the Wind by Elizabeth St. Michel

Tags : 

Please say hi to my friend, Elizabeth St. Michel! She and I met about a year ago and I’m honored to have her here today! Tell us a little about yourself. How long have you been writing? Elizabeth:  Always. Whether in my head or on paper there has always a story to unfold. As a

Read More

Play For It, release day

Tags : 

I’ve been waiting to release this book for years. I’d originally intended to write and publish it over two years ago, but plans changed and life got in the way. It was always there, hanging over me, waiting for me to do something. I’m so happy it’s finally available! Jared and Erika shared one night

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Down time

Tags : 

It’s the weekend. I love my weekends. I get to do whatever I want, usually! Vicki and Aliana asked… Aside from spending time with your family, what is your favorite activity when you’re not writing? I have a lot of things I enjoy. The short list… Reading Watching sports Swimming Drinking wine (does that count?)

Read More

Till Life Do Us Part by Carmen Stefanescu

Tags : 

Please say hi to Carmen Stefanescu today! She’s telling us all about her book, Till Life Do Us Part! Till Life Do Us Part Author: Carmen Stefanescu Publisher: Solstice Publishing Genre: Paranormal Romance Mystery, Suspense, Reincarnation, Release date: 9th June 2016 Barbara Heyer can hear voices of dead people. They whisper of their deaths, seek comfort

Read More

Play For It, interrupted

Tags : 

It’s so easy to get lost in a kiss. To forget everything around you and ignore the rest of the world. Until the world comes barging in and interrupts you… Excerpt from Play For It Erika’s brain stuttered over and over again, like a car running out of gas. She bounced between unable to believe

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Favorite Season

Tags : 

The weather finally got cool enough yesterday for me to put my flip flops away. It’s a mixed blessing for me. But I felt like it was time to answer this question from Vicki… What is your favorite season??? Fall. Hands down. Why? I know you want to know why. Summer is my least favorite

Read More

Life is so much Better In Bed

Tags : 

I’ve done a lot of skipping around this year with what I’ve released. Next year… well, next year will be a bit more logical. But for the last three months of 2016, I’m finishing up the Better In Bed series. We all know life is so much Better In Bed, right? If you haven’t read

Read More

Puffy & Precious, such a tease

Tags : 

What do you do when a man sweet enough to cancel a date to help you is ready for bed? Tease him, of course! And make him bed for it! Excerpt from Puffy & Precious It was after midnight when we pulled the chocolate pound cake out of the oven. Max’s kitchen was covered in

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Fall TV 2016

Tags : 

Ooh, I like the question from Vicki this week… What is your favorite TV show? Favorite is a tough question because I watch a lot of TV. I used to think I didn’t, but I’ve learned more and more that I watch a ton of TV. My favorite show though, right now, is Lucifer. Shocked

Read More

Reinventing Mica Avery by Dorothy A. Bell

Tags : 

Dorothy A. Bell is with us today to share a bit about her book, Reinventing Mica Avery! Please say hi! Reinventing Mica Avery Dorothy A. Bell Taking a lesson from a house riddled with mold, clutter, and bitterness, Mica Avery unearths a treasure trove of lost love and forgotten dreams and enough wealth to begin

Read More

Puffy & Precious, so sweet

Tags : 

First, I want to say congratulations to Stephanie! She won my Puffy & Precious giveaway for a $25 gift card! Thank you to everyone who entered! I’m still celebrating the release of Puffy & Precious! I wanted to make sure you knew how super sweet Graham was. He constantly went above and beyond to help

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Time Flies

Tags : 

I sort of hate answering this question. It is one authors talk about a lot, and one I don’t usually answer. But I’m answering it here today… Aliana asked me… How long on average does it take you to write a book (a stand-alone story)? I write fast. I write really fast. Part of writing,

Read More

Come To The Light by Cynthia Racette

Tags : 

Say hi to Cynthia Racette today! She’s sharing a bit about her writing and an intro to her new novel, Come To The Light! Tell us a little about yourself.  We moved to the Buffalo area to be closer to our grandchildren. How long have you been writing romance? Pretty much my whole life. When

Read More

Puffy & Precious, release day

Tags : 

It’s here! It’s here! It’s finally here! I know you’ve been waiting for this day as long as I have! I’m so happy Puffy & Precious is finally available! Abby and Graham were so much fun to write. They’re not typical though. They fight, they make up, they fight some more. They’re both scared and

Read More

Q&A Sunday: What you get

Tags : 

I’m answering another question today. This time it’s all about you! Vicki wanted to know… What do you want your readers to get out of your books??? This is an easy one for me. When I started writing, I wrote for me. I felt like I had to. I’d been floundering for a while, but

Read More

Puffy & Precious, first kiss

Tags : 

I can’t believe we’re only a week until Puffy & Precious is released! If you haven’t preordered it yet, make sure you do! Then make sure you enter to win a $25 gift card release week! Abby and Graham have a wild relationship. Nothing about them is ordinary from their explosive relationship to their passion

Read More

Q&A Sunday: The Male POV

Tags : 

I’m really enjoying the questions you guys have for me. You’re all very insightful people! Today’s question, from Aliana, is all about that exact subject… Would you consider writing a book strictly from the male character’s perspective? The male point of view! I sometimes struggle with this, I’ll be honest. The first book I read

Read More

A Major Seduction by CJ Matthew

Tags : 

Please say hi to CJ Matthew today! We’re taking a trip… to Japan! Setting has always been a major component of my books. In my new contemporary romance quintet, the Colonel’s Daughters, I’ve taken advantage of my own international travel. Creating a fictional Air Force family of five daughters, I have four of the sisters

Read More

Acadia’s Revenge by Tracy Ellen

Tags : 

Buy now on Amazon only $2.99! Blurb: A toe-curling, nail-biting science fiction/apocalypse-romance series you won’t want to miss! Acadia King never imagined the catastrophic event she’d diligently planned years for would be an infection turning normal people into violent crazies, nor had she ever thought surviving a global pandemic would be easy. But now that

Read More

Icing The Kicker, saying goodbye

Tags : 

It feels like forever ago that I started writing this series. Paradise Park was a place I fell in love with. A place I wanted to show you, to share with you. It was a town that spoke to me with people I wanted to be friends with. Saying goodbye is always hard. Whether it’s

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Other Careers

Tags : 

Welcome back for Q&A Sunday! I have a very interesting question from Vicki today! If you weren’t an author, what would you do for a career???? This question is interesting to me because it really made me examine myself. Growing up, I always loved to read, but being a writer was never a thought. When

Read More

Puffy & Precious, new look

Tags : 

I couldn’t resist sharing another peek at Puffy & Precious with you. After announcing the giveaway I’m doing, I wanted to make sure you knew what we were getting when you ordered the book! Puffy & Precious is book 9 of the Big & Beautiful series. It follows Abby, a recently divorced woman who’s opened

Read More

Icing The Kicker, release day

Tags : 

It’s release day for the last book in the Paradise Park series, Icing The Kicker! I went back and forth with this story a bit. It took me a while to figure out who Greg was, but once we got to know each other, I really liked him. He’s got a cocky side that he

Read More

Q&A Sunday: A Precious Giveaway

Tags : 

It’s Q&A Sunday, but I have a special announcement that I couldn’t wait to share with you! On Tuesday, September 6, Puffy & Precious will finally by available. How excited are you?!? I can’t wait for it! I know you loved the Big & Beautiful series and wanted more, so more is coming. Abby is such a

Read More

New Beginnings by Iris Blobel

Tags : 

Please welcome Iris Blobel back today! She has a story for us that sounds amazing! The story is set in Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, the most southern state in Australia. A most beautiful place. I went there a few years back and imagined how it would be to live in this city, how to

Read More

Icing The Kicker, first kiss

Tags : 

We were watching Fifty First Dates a couple days ago. Drew Barrymore’s “Nothing beats a first kiss” line popped into my head when I started writing this. Icing The Kicker is the last book in the Paradise Park series. I’m sad to say goodbye to this series, but am very anxious to share with you

Read More
Husky & Hot

Q&A Sunday: Creating Characters

Tags : 

You guys ask some really amazing questions. I really have to think about them. This one is no exception. Aliana said… I haven’t come across a character in any of your stories that I didn’t like or relate to….well except for the male characters.  How do you develop characters that fit your stories?  How do you

Read More

Feasting With The Enemy by Kate Hill

Tags : 

We’re talking vampire romance with Kate Hill today. Please say hi! Hello! Thank you for having me as a guest today. My name is Kate Hill and I write erotic romance in a variety of subgenres. Recently, the last book in my Scarlet Nights series was released by Changeling Press. Scarlet Nights is set in

Read More

Nothing But Net, getting personal

Tags : 

There’s a line between our work life and our personal life. We like to keep it clear and straight so we don’t cross it. But what happens when it blurs? When that line isn’t as straight as it used to be? Or as clear which side we want someone on? Excerpt from Nothing But Net

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Meet & Greet

Tags : 

It’s Q&A Sunday! I’m starting to enjoy this, but I need more questions! If you’ve got anything you want to know, please leave a comment below and I’ll answer your question! For this week, I have a question from Vicki! If you could meet one author, who would you meet and why? I’m very lucky

Read More

Dominated by the Dragon by Kryssie Fortune

Tags : 

Please welcome Kryssie Fortune here today! She’s got some good tips, and a sexy, naughty book for us! Five Ways to Care for your Diamond I’m not really a precious stone kind of girl, but I do own a diamond. It’s in my engagement ring, of course. Since, child bride that I was, we’ve just

Read More

Nothing But Net, expectations

Tags : 

When Emma took the job as camp coach for Taryn’s basketball camp, she wasn’t sure she could handle being around a bunch of little girls all day. The only reason she agreed was knowing Jeff would be there with her to help. But when Jeff ends up in a meeting all day and missing camp,

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Plots

Tags : 

I’m back for another Q&A Sunday with a question from Aliana… How do you come up with the plots of your stories or the center of a series? Do you draw from personal experience or pure imagination? I love this question! I have to tell you I have more ideas than I have time to

Read More

Madame Presidentess by Nicole Evelina

Tags : 

Please welcome Nicole Evelina back with an intriguing novel about the first woman to ever run for president! The Free Lover Who Ran for President If you’ve never heard of Victoria Woodhull, don’t worry. Most people haven’t. That’s because she’s not in 99% of history textbooks. But she was the first woman to run for

Read More

Nothing But Net, release day

Tags : 

I’m so excited this book is finally available! Nothing But Net was an emotional challenge to write, but I loved every minute of it! Emma and Jeff were such amazing characters. They were fun and silly and exciting and it was so hard to have them torn apart. I hope you enjoy this story as

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Co-writing

Tags : 

Welcome back to Q&A Sunday! Sorry I missed last week. We drove to West Virginia and home again to drop our kids off to their grandparents, and to be honest with you, I just forgot! But, I’m back now! So, this week I have another question from Vicki. She asked, If you could co-write a

Read More

Puffy & Precious first look

Tags : 

I know it’s More Than Friends Friday and I’m supposed to introduce you to someone new, but I wanted to introduce you to a couple of my characters instead of an author friend of mine. I promise, you’ll meet a new author next week! When Fluffy & Fabulous came out I heard you loud and

Read More

Nothing But Net, first look

Tags : 

Nothing But Net will be out in a week! Can you believe it? Since I completely forgot about writing a Q&A Sunday post this week (I was dropping my kids off with their grandparents), I wanted to give you a good sneak peek at Nothing But Net.  Emma has realized she has a problem. She’s

Read More

Adirondack for Ladies series by L.R. Smolarek

Tags : 

You guys are going to love this! My friend, L.R., is hanging out today and talking about her series, Adirondack for Ladies! The Road to Becoming an Author… I really wanted to be a cowboy. So how did I end up writing romance novels?  Truth be told, I’m not exactly sure. There are as many

Read More
In The Dirt

In The Dirt, what a tease

Tags : 

Jo can’t deny how much she wants Eric. After a sample of what he can do, that desire is ramped up even further. So high that Jo barely knows what she’s saying. Eric does though, as he teases her in anticipation of more time together. Excerpt from In The Dirt “So,” Eric drawled, “you don’t

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Taking A Break

Tags : 

I’ll be honest with you… I’m tired! It’s been a long week and an even longer weekend, if you can believe that! I’m not answering a question today because, to tell the truth, I’m worn out!   We threw a birthday party for my kids yesterday. They both have summer birthdays and hosting more than one

Read More

Tasting Temptation by Aria Glazki

Tags : 

Please welcome Aria Glazki here today! I can’t wait to read her new book, Tasting Temptation! Ooh, and she has a giveaway for you… Tasting Temptation Aria Glazki After last summer’s failed attempt at romance, Gina is absolutely done with men. And especially with millionaires. She has a good job as a fashion editor and

Read More

In The Dirt, falling in love

Tags : 

Sometimes falling in love is the last thing you want to do. In The Dirt is available now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, and Smashwords! Icing The Kicker, the seventh and final book in the Paradise Park series, is now available for preorder. And in case you missed it, check out the Icing The Kicker cover, and read

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Making Changes

Tags : 

It’s Sunday again, and you know what that means. I’m answering more questions from you, my amazing readers! This week Vicki asked, Is there a book you’ve written that you would change anything within the pages? I really don’t like this question! I’ll be honest, I have trouble admitting my failures and I feel like

Read More

Heartland by Sara Walter Ellwood

Tags : 

Sara Walter Ellwood is here with us today to share about her new release, Heartland! Let’s welcome her! Heartland Singing to the Heart, book 3 by Sara Walter Ellwood Available now in print and ebook Sex, drugs, and country music. That was the lifestyle for Emily Kendall, a Texas girl who hit it big on

Read More
In The Dirt

In The Dirt, release day

Tags : 

I am so excited In The Dirt is finally available! This was such a fun book to write. I stretched myself since lacrosse was not one of the sports I knew really well, but like the others, the sport is a backdrop for the romance. Still, I enjoyed diving into lacrosse and messing with Jo

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Travel

Tags : 

This week I have such a fun question. I hope you’re enjoying Q&A Sunday as much as I am! Vicki asked, If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you travel and why that place? Let me start by saying I love to travel, but I also love home. I’m an introvert and

Read More

Whispers of Danger and Love by Janis Lane

Tags : 

Please welcome my friend, Janis Lane, today! She’s a wonderful lady and I’m so excited to share her with you today! Whispers of Danger and Love Janis Lane When Cheryl realizes her new next-door neighbor is someone she loved as a young girl, she immediately puts the brakes on her emotions. Never again would she

Read More

In The Dirt, first kiss

Tags : 

The fifth book in the Paradise Park series will be out in one week! I’m so excited to share Jo and Eric’s story with you. They were a fun couple to write. In case you haven’t heard about their story, Jo is Lucy’s best friend (Lucy from Change On The Fly). She works at Hank’s,

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Big & Beautiful

Tags : 

It’s Q&A Sunday again! Welcome back. I have a question today that I know will excite you. Ready? Stephanie wants to know Will there be another big and beautiful story? Guess what? YES! I know when Fluffy & Fabulous came out you were disappointed that it was the last book in Big & Beautiful. The

Read More

Kismet by Jasmine Hill

Tags : 

I’m thrilled to introduce you to Jasmine Hill today! She’s sharing about her book, Kismet. Kismet Jasmine Hill Can Tanvi alter kismet’s path? Tanvi Sharma has always lived life carefully. What has she done, then, to deserve the sentence her family has subjected her to? What cruel form of kismet has intervened so drastically to

Read More

Change On The Fly, proposition

Tags : 

Lucy’s plan was half-cocked, at best. She knew she needed to get her ex back so she could convince her family she would be there for them. She just didn’t know how. Until she saw Chris on the ice. Chris clearly didn’t like Derrick, and since she’d already kissed him once, she figured maybe he’d

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Workshops

Tags : 

Welcome back to Q&A Sunday! I hope you’re enjoying learning about my writing. This week I have another question from Jeannie, about workshops… I know there are several workshop offerings for those interested in writing. Did you participate in a workshop? Did you find it beneficial? There are tons of workshops out there for people

Read More

Immortal Relations by G. D. Ogan

Tags : 

Please welcome Guy (G.D.) Ogan today, telling us about his series, Immortal Relations! Immortal Relations by G.D. Ogan When Gary Logan finds an old photograph of his father in Prague with a woman’s handwriting on the back, he flies there to investigate where his father worked, only to meet and fall in love with a

Read More

Change On The Fly, one night

Tags : 

When two people are thrown together, either sparks fly or they don’t. With Lucy and Chris, there were always sparks. They have one night together. One night neither of them planned. One night neither of them thought would happen. But when they walk into the hotel room to one bed, Chris has no idea how

Read More

Q&A Sunday: Inspiration and Ideas

Tags : 

I’m starting a new feature here on my blog. Every week you, yes you, are going to get the chance to ask me questions. Whatever you want to know. If you’ve ever wondered something about being a writer, about my books, or even about me, this is your chance to ask. This week, we’re talking

Read More

Summer Heat: Love On Fire

Tags : 

16 All New SCORCHING HOT Romances from NY Times, USA Today, and International Bestselling Authors!!! Don’t Wait! Pre-Order NOW from: Amazon US ~ B&N ~ iTunes ~ Kobo ~ Amazon UK ~ Google Guaranteed to make your blood run hot. Passion, steamy nights, excitement, and suspense. Something to suit every reader’s taste. Grab a cool drink (you’ll need it!), find a hammock, and curl up

Read More

All For Mom (May 26)

Tags : 

Nothing doused an erection like a sick kid. Roger hated that Makayla was sick again. He saw the fear and concern on Nicole’s face, but also the desire. He kissed her once, quickly, and said, “I’ll wait here. You go check on her.” Nicole nodded once, her lips pressing into a thin line and her shoulders

Read More

All For Mom (May 25)

Tags : 

Nicole was amazed how seamlessly she and Roger worked to get everything done. Makayla loved her chicken soup and even felt well enough to have a small bowl of ice cream after. When they were done with dinner, Roger cleaned up the kitchen while Nicole gave Makayla a bath and got her settled for bed.

Read More

Change On The Fly, release day

Tags : 

It’s hard falling in love and thinking you’re the only one doing so. Lucy and Chris both started to fall for each other, but since their relationship was supposed to be fake, neither wanted to say how they were feeling. Lucy used her brothers watching her as an excuse to kiss Chris, but when he

Read More

All For Mom (May 23)

Tags : 

Roger’s head spun. She kissed him. She actually fucking kissed him. The second their lips touched he couldn’t stop himself from pulling her body flush against his. Little Roge sprung to life between them and he nearly burst when she rubbed herself against him. She just might kill him. Her lips were soft and eager

Read More

Billionaires Vol 1 by Daryl Devoré

Tags : 

Please welcome Daryl Devoré! She’s here to tell us about her latest release – hot billionaires anyone? Hi, I’m Daryl Devoré, an erotic romance writer who pens hot sexy romances with captivating characters. I booked a spot on this blog to promo what I hoped to be my latest release – but…that sort of did

Read More

All For Mom (May 19)

Tags : 

Nicole didn’t know what to say or what to think. He kept her on her toes, but she wasn’t sure if she loved that or hated it. He brought her groceries and dinner for her and her sick kid. What sort of man did that? And what did she do to thank him? She cried

Read More

All For Mom (May 18)

Tags : 

Roger picked up chicken soup for Makayla and sandwiches for him and Nicole. He also bought some ice cream for when Makayla was feeling better and a few staples that he was sure they would need since he assumed they hadn’t been to the store that day. When he pulled into her driveway, Roger breathed

Read More

Change On The Fly – first fight

Tags : 

Chris and Lucy are just pretending to be in a relationship, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have tiffs from time to time. Chris opened his mouth and stuck his foot in it, and Lucy was hurt. But he did a pretty damn good job apologizing! Excerpt from Change On The Fly Lucy set her

Read More

All For Mom (May 16)

Tags : 

“102. We’re not going anywhere, Makayla. Sorry.” Nicole picked up her phone to call Roger. She was almost sorry to do it, but she couldn’t take Makayla out when she was so sick. “Mom, you can’t. I’ll stay home. You go.” Nicole smiled at her daughter. “You’re too young. I can’t leave you home alone.

Read More

Been Searching For You by Nicole Evelina

Tags : 

Nicole Evelina is back today to tell us about a new book, Been Searching For You. Please say hi! Been Searching For You Nicole Evelina Annabeth is a hopeless romantic who believes in soul mates. In fact, she’s been writing to hers each year on her birthday since she was 16.  Now, at 34, she’s

Read More

All For Mom (May 12)

Tags : 

Roger didn’t know why he confessed who he was. He never told anyone, not until he knew them well. He wanted to know Nicole though. So he admitted the truth. He waited to see the dollar signs in her eyes. The knowledge that he was worth far more than she ever imagined. She would warm

Read More

All For Mom (May 11)

Tags : 

Nicole didn’t know what to say. Her daughter rarely opened up to anyone, especially strangers, and especially men. But somehow this guy was drawing her out of her shell. It was amazing to watch. And a little disconcerting. She liked that he was telling Makayla all the same things she would say, but how did he

Read More

Change On The Fly – feeling sassy

Tags : 

Meet Lucy. Lucy is a pizza baking woman with a penchant for being unreliable. It’s not her fault, really. Her parents coddled her forever, then her boyfriend did the same. When he dumped her she didn’t know how to set her own alarm, let alone how to get herself to work on time, even if

Read More

All For Mom (May 9)

Tags : 

Roger was a little shocked that she was still there when he got back with the pizza. He wondered at the mom who protected her child with such fierceness and guarded her heart the same way. He could tell she was closed off and wanted to know why. But he had to tread carefully. They

Read More

Tempted By A Kiss by Anna Durand

Tags : 

I’m so excited to have Anna Durand here today to tell you about her book, Tempted By A Kiss! Tempted By A Kiss Anna Durand Mel Thompson just dumped her cheating ex after two years together. Now she’s determined to understand the allure of casual sex by having a steamy fling of her own at

Read More

All For Mom (May 5)

Tags : 

Nicole knew she should say no. She didn’t know anything about the guy. Why would she have lunch with him? But his relationship with her daughter concerned her. Why was Makayla drawn to him? Was he some kind of pervert? To put her mind at ease about him, Nicole agreed to lunch. The grin on

Read More

All For Mom (May 4)

Tags : 

Roger spent the next week trying to forget the woman he’d met… and stalking the grocery store in hopes she’d return. A week after he’d first seen her he knew he had to stop. His freezer was more than stocked, his fridge was overflowing, and he was going to need a pantry to fit any

Read More

Fluffy & Fabulous, so sweet

Tags : 

Charlie and Max’s story has been out there for a week now and I’ve heard from many of you who want more! Abby’s story will be out September 6 with four (eek!) more coming in 2017! How exciting is that? But we’re still having fun with Charlie and Max over here. I won’t give anything

Read More

All For Mom (May 2)

Tags : 

Nicole cringed. She wanted to crawl under a rock every time Makayla ran into someone in the grocery store. She swore her daughter was doing it on purpose, but she hadn’t been able to prove it yet. At least she always plowed into attractive men and not nasty old ladies who would yell at her.

Read More

All For Mom (May 1)

Tags : 

Roger pushed his cart through the store looking for something that would inspire him. He’d felt flat for months. Nothing pushed him to go for more, to want more. He wanted more than nothing. Rounding a corner his cart collided with someone else’s. He stopped, ready to apologize when he saw a little girl, maybe

Read More

Just Another Day (Apr 30)

Tags : 

Rick’s heart was securely in his throat. He couldn’t bear knowing that she knew how he felt and that she didn’t feel the same way. Her cold eyes told him what he already knew. She didn’t want him. “I’ll go,” Rick said softly. “Let you enjoy your birthday without me here to mess it up.

Read More

Grant Me The Moon by Caroline Clemmons

Tags : 

Please say hi to Caroline Clemmons today, telling us about her story, Grant Me The Moon! Grant Me The Moon Caroline Clemmons from the Come Love A Cowboy anthology All Tory Fraser intended was to show her high school history club students a local archeology dig. How could she know the excursion would involve a

Read More

Just Another Day (Apr 28)

Tags : 

Tara walked into Michelle and Aaron’s house in time for dinner. She was feeling good. She’d made peace with what happened with Rick and was finally ready to move on. She still didn’t want her brother butting into her life, but she was starting to appreciate that he’d given her a chance to say goodbye

Read More

Just Another Day (Apr 27)

Tags : 

Rick didn’t leave. He’d spent his whole life running, but he knew sticking around mattered this time. He couldn’t run from her. Not again. “She’s gonna kill you,” Aaron said when they finished their last beer the night before. Rick wasn’t sure if Aaron was talking about his fiancee or his sister, but it didn’t

Read More

Fluffy & Fabulous, Release Day!

Tags : 

Today is a little bitter sweet for me. I’m saying goodbye to the women who’ve been a part of my life for two years. I’ve never ended a series before, and I don’t think I’m ready to end this one. In every book in the Big & Beautiful series I write the epilogue in the

Read More

Just Another Day (Apr 25)

Tags : 

Tara wiped the tears from her eyes and sucked it the fuck up. She didn’t know what she was thinking. He wasn’t going to fall in love with her. He never did and he certainly wasn’t about to start now. When Michelle arrived she didn’t knock. She never did. Tara didn’t know if she had

Read More

Just Another Day (Apr 24)

Tags : 

What the fuck was wrong with him? He had no right to kiss her. But he didn’t just kiss her. Son of a bitch. He’d nearly taken her right there on the counter in her kitchen. If she hadn’t spoken he probably would have. Rick slowly extracted himself from her grasp. Her nipple fell from his

Read More

Just Another Day (Apr 23)

Tags : 

Tara couldn’t breathe. The second his lips touched hers she thought she’d died and gone to heaven. Sparks flew between them, as they did the last time. She was afraid to move, to respond, for fear he’d realize what he was doing and back away. Then his arms locked around her and he let her

Read More

Bet Your Sweet Aces by Mary Corrales

Tags : 

Say hi to Mary Corrales today, telling us about her book, Bet Your Sweet Aces! Bet Your Sweet Aces Mary Corrales Evernight Publishing Heat Level 3 109 Pages Women are more than what they show to the outside world, but sometimes it takes a real man to find the heart behind the sexy. Eve Sorrel

Read More

Just Another Day (Apr 21)

Tags : 

Rick felt like himself for the first time in years when he pulled Tara against his chest. Something clicked back into place even as his heart ached for her. Aaron was right. He’d said Tara wasn’t really living. Rick knew he wasn’t good enough for her, but he could help her heal. Help her move

Read More

Just Another Day (Apr 20)

Tags : 

Tara sucked in a sharp breath at Rick’s admission. It tore at her heart to imagine him not having love in his life. She’d convinced herself he was out there living it up, sharing his bed with as many women as possible and falling in love over and over again. To hear he didn’t think

Read More

Fluffy & Fabulous, First Kiss

Tags : 

In only one week Fluffy & Fabulous will be out! I’m so excited to share the last installment in the series, but also sad to see these wonderful characters go. I’m toying with the idea of writing another story, but you’ll have to tell me if you want one more. You haven’t met her yet,

Read More

Just Another Day (Apr 18)

Tags : 

Rick stood frozen where he stood. He wanted to look around and take in her space, her really, but he didn’t dare move. She said to get out, but he didn’t know if Tara was talking to him or Aaron. “Who?” Aaron finally asked, his eyes sliding over to Rick. “You, Aaron,” Tara said softly.

Read More

Just Another Day (Apr 17)

Tags : 

Tara couldn’t sit as she listened to her brother talk. He detailed everything. How Rick had gone to him their last night together and confessed the whole truth about their relationship. How Aaron had agreed with Tara that it was best Rick leave, but that they’d stayed in touch. How Aaron stood by when she fell

Read More

Just Another Day (Apr 16)

Tags : 

Tara wanted to be furious as she drove away, but she wasn’t. She was hurt. She knew Rick was staying with Aaron and Michelle. She’d sensed him there, but dismissed her instincts since she never thought he’d come back.  Instead of confronting the two people she thought cared about her, Tara went home, grabbed a

Read More

Camelot’s Queen by Nicole Evelina

Tags : 

Please welcome Nicole Evelina here today to share about her book, Camelot’s Queen! Camelot’s Queen by Nicole Evelina History remembers Guinevere’s sin, but it was Arthur who transgressed first. Forced into a marriage she neither anticipated nor desired, Guinevere finds herself High Queen, ruling and fighting alongside Arthur as they try to subdue the Saxons,

Read More

Just Another Day (Apr 14)

Tags : 

Rick hated the venom he saw in her eyes, the hatred he knew she always associated with him. For a second he thought there was a glimmer of something else, something beautiful, but it passed quickly. He knew a little about her life from Aaron, but not enough. It would never be enough because he’d

Read More

Just Another Day (Apr 13)

Tags : 

Tara knew she was hallucinating. She had to be. It was the only explanation that made sense. Rick couldn’t actually be there. She was losing it.  He seemed real though. He talked to her, and dear god the feel of him against her back felt real.  But she couldn’t trust his words. If he was

Read More

Husky & Hot, so sweet

Tags : 

Just in case you haven’t picked up Husky & Hot yet, I wanted to make sure you knew how sweet Drew was. He’s heartbroken and getting over his ex, but he’s also simply perfect for Carrie. And he proves it over and over again! Excerpt from Husky & Hot “There you are,” his voice came

Read More

Just Another Day (Apr 11)

Tags : 

Rick couldn’t breathe. He didn’t dare move. He was walking along the narrow beach when he saw her drop into the sand.  He ducked behind a tree so she wouldn’t see him. Then he watched and waited. The wind whipped around his face, tearing through his thin jacket. The sun was being pushed out of the

Read More

Just Another Day (Apr 10)

Tags : 

Tara left Michelle and Aaron’s house feeling much better. She and Michelle had a glass of wine, but Tara left before her brother got home. She didn’t want to face him. He could see too much most of the time. Tara knew her brother had seen a change in her since Rick left, but he

Read More

Just Another Day (Apr 9)

Tags : 

Rick swore as he walked back to his car. He had his hand on the knob, ready to walk inside, when he heard Michelle laugh. He stopped, a feeling tickling up his spine and telling him not to walk inside. Holding his breath, he peeked through the curtains and his head spun when he saw Tara

Read More

Discovery by Janie Franz

Tags : 

Please welcome Janie Franz here this week to tell us about Discovery. Discovery Book 1 in the Ruins Trilogy by Janie Franz Anthropologist Kate Ferguson stumbles upon desert ruins, ancient rituals, and psychic gifts, awakening a love that could prove deadly. Excerpt from Discovery Though some of Kate’s fellow graduate students would probably have noticed

Read More

Authors In Bloom Blog Hop

Tags : 

***This Blog Hop is now closed.*** ***Congratulations to my winners – Elizabeth, Leah, Sherry, and Jackie!*** Hi everyone and welcome to my site for the Authors In Bloom Blog Hop! I’m thrilled to be part of such an amazing group of writers. This is fabulous stuff, isn’t it? If you’re not familiar with me, I’m

Read More

Just Another Day (Apr 6)

Tags : 

Tara wanted nothing more than to call in to work when she woke up the next morning, but she couldn’t. She had a meeting to go to and she knew she would need those days for closer to her birthday. She still had a few days. Once she showered and dressed in her black slacks,

Read More

Husky & Hot, release day

Tags : 

It’s here, it’s here! Drew and Carrie’s story is finally here! I’m so excited to share this story with you. I know everyone was waiting for this book to come because we all love Drew, but I love Carrie just as much. Truth be told, I created Carrie first then Drew, but liked him so

Read More

Just Another Day (Apr 4)

Tags : 

Rick rolled out of bed and fought every instinct to leave before his friend woke up. He knew it would destroy his relationship with Aaron, something he would regret. The only question was if he would regret it more or less than what he was being asked to do. Rick snagged a pair of sweatpants

Read More

Just Another Day (Apr 3)

Tags : 

Tara threw her purse on the table and flipped through the mail. She stopped when she saw the pink envelope. It always signaled the beginning for her. Once the cards started to arrive, the memories would flood her. And then she’d start thinking about him. Abandoning the task, Tara walked through her home toward the

Read More

Just Another Day (Apr 2)

Tags : 

Rick shuffled his feet nervously. He hated doubting himself, but even more that he was doubting his best friend. He had no business being there. As soon as he was discovered there would be hell to pay, he knew that without a doubt.  But he couldn’t stay away. When Aaron said he was needed at

Read More

Portrait of a Girl by Luanna Stewart

Tags : 

I’m happy to have Luanna Stewart here with us today to talk about her book Portrait of a Girl! Portrait of a Girl Luanna Stewart When her wealthy art dealer father died, Heather James was expecting a fortune. Instead, his bank account was empty and Heather’s working in a bakery, wondering exactly what happened to

Read More

Green Beer and Red Wine (Mar 31)

Tags : 

Christine wasn’t sure what to say. He’d followed her. He’d come back to her time and again. Of course he insulted her first, but he always came back. Was she ready for him? And did she want him to quit? “You can’t quit,” she finally said. “You’re very good at your job and it wouldn’t

Read More

Green Beer and Red Wine (Mar 30)

Tags : 

Mac didn’t think he could ever say anything right around her. She flipped faster than a pancake. But he couldn’t let her go, again, thinking he didn’t enjoy their kiss. She jumped in her car and started backing out before his head cleared from kissing her. Forcing his feet to move, he ran to his car

Read More

Husky & Hot, first kiss

Tags : 

Husky & Hot is just a week away! I know you’ve been dying to read Drew’s story, and I know Carrie is the perfect one for him. Of course, it’s not simple, especially since they’re strangers when they meet. Not that it stops them! Excerpt from Husky & Hot I finally met his eyes and offered a

Read More

Green Beer and Red Wine (Mar 28)

Tags : 

Christine tried to absorb what he was saying. He would rather have her than his job. Could he be telling the truth? “Are you serious?” He held her gaze and nodded, just once. “Why didn’t you ever call me?” He shrugged. “Why didn’t you call me?” Christine looked at the cashier, who’d stopped scanning items

Read More

Green Beer and Red Wine (Mar 27)

Tags : 

Mac kicked himself for saying something to her. He should have just turned and left when he realized who she was. He saw the beautiful woman looking around as though she was lost and wanted to help. The gentle sway of her hips and the curve of her figure had only a little to do

Read More

Green Beer and Red Wine (Mar 26)

Tags : 

A month later Christine was still chastising herself. She could have had something good with Mac, but instead she had to put her company first. That was what made her a great CEO, and a shitty girlfriend. Mac was doing well though. He’d taken their design department by storm and she frequently got emails thanking

Read More

Tina Gayle’s #EggcerptExchange and #99cent sale on Marketing Exec’s Widow

Tags : 

Tina Gayle is here today for our final Eggcerpt Exchange. Please say hi and welcome her! Marketing Exec’s Widow Tina Gayle Four women… One fatal car wreck… Everyone’s lives changed… Letting go and rebuilding a life comes at a price. Having come to terms with losing her husband, Jennifer is ready to move on with

Read More

Green Beer and Red Wine (Mar 24)

Tags : 

Mac heard the vehemence in her voice and it startled him. He rarely heard anyone display that much anger, and it made him curious about what happened between them.  “I take it you’re not on the best of terms with him?”  Christine chugged her glass of wine and glared at him. “That bastard went out

Read More

Green Beer and Red Wine (Mar 23)

Tags : 

Christine wasn’t sure what came over her when she challenged him, but she knew he wouldn’t take her up on it. He looked haunted when she suggested it, as though she would hate him if he actually went through with it. “No,” Mac said adamantly. “I’m not going to do that.” “Relax, I was kidding.

Read More

Fluffy & Fabulous Cover Reveal

Tags : 

I loved Charlie the moment Mandy met her way back in Chubby & Charming. I knew her story was going to be a fun one to write. Charlie was such a good friend, but she never had any luck in love. Finding the right guy for her was quite a task, but I think you’ll

Read More

Green Beer and Red Wine (Mar 21)

Tags : 

Mac knew he was busted by the smirk on her lips. He didn’t want to share anymore with her, but he found himself unable to keep his damn mouth shut. What was it about her that made him talk? He sighed and opened his mouth to speak when their waiter returned. “How’s the beer?” “Horrible,

Read More

#EggcerptExchange Stranger at My Door by Mari Manning

Tags : 

Please welcome Mari Manning today! She’s here to tell us about Stranger at My Door. Stranger at My Door Mari Manning The only thing standing between Dinah Pittman and a murderer is a man she’s afraid to trust … As far as Dinah Pittman is concerned, men can’t be trusted. Especially cops. Her own father

Read More

Green Beer and Red Wine (Mar 19)

Tags : 

Christine took his wine without thinking twice. It had been a long time since she’d shared a drink with a man, but it wasn’t a big deal. Really, it was a drink, not a bed. Although she wouldn’t have passed up sharing his bed either. ‘Jeez,’ she chastised herself. ‘I need to get a grip.’

Read More

#EggcerptExchange Infinity by Allaina Daniels

Tags : 

Say hi to Allaina Daniels today! She’s visiting to tell us about her novel, Infinity. Infinity Allaina Daniels Professional animal trainer, Carmen Rockwell, is happy living her life on the edge of society. She owns a high profile business that is run by her best friend, Lissy, the only person she thinks she needs in

Read More

#LittleThings Blog Hop

Tags : 

🍀 Little Things Blog Hop 🍀 ***The Blog Hop is now closed. Thanks to everyone for participating! Winners will be announced April 6!*** Because I had so many entrants, I chose four winners! Winners will be emailed today, April 6, to claim your prize – an advanced copy of Fluffy & Fabulous!  The winners are

Read More

Green Beer and Red Wine (Mar 16)

Tags : 

Mac wanted to laugh, but she looked so fearful that he couldn’t. He’d given her the wrong impression, which wasn’t his intention, but he had done it anyway. “No,” he said, shaking his head. “I’m not a murderer. I drove her away. I… I made some bad choices. We fought one night and she went

Read More

Plump & Pretty, now available!

Tags : 

I’m smiling like a crazy person right now! Plump & Pretty is available and you guys are making my dreams come true! Seriously. I’ve been wanting to be a writer for a long time and I’m so insanely grateful to you for finding me, following me, friending me, and reading my books. Today it all

Read More

Green Beer and Red Wine (Mar 14)

Tags : 

Christine was nervous. She hadn’t been on a date since before Angela was born. Now that her daughter was over a year old, Christine knew she had to take back some part of her life. Even if dating was only a little part. She followed the hostess across the restaurant and prayed for courage. If the

Read More

Green Beer and Red Wine (Mar 13)

Tags : 

Mac stepped back. Dinner. It was just dinner. He could have a meal with another person. Even a person that made him feel the way she did with just one kiss. He forced his head to nod and watched as a slow smile spread across her face. “Great,” she said. “How about next Friday?” Mac

Read More

Green Beer and Red Wine (Mar 12)

Tags : 

“Yeah, uh, anyway…” he trailed off, pulling his hand back. Christine stared at him, wondering what in the hell was going on. Not ten minutes earlier he was too afraid to have dinner with her and all of a sudden he introduced himself. What was up with that? “I’m sorry, but are you kidding me

Read More

#EggcerptExchange Shocking Finds by Tracey Clark

Tags : 

Shocking Finds (A Finder’s Keepers Novel) by Tracey Clark An act of rebellion, Marin doesn’t think that running into the new store will hurt anything. Her aunt will never know… right? One car wreck later, her aunt is hospitalized, Marin is forced to spend her twenty-first birthday fighting for her life, and magic – the

Read More

Green Beer and Red Wine (Mar 10)

Tags : 

Mac didn’t know what he was thinking. He should have just walked right past her when he saw her standing at her trunk, but something compelled him to talk to her, to offer her help. He heard her blow out a breath slowly. He hoped she said yes. He hoped she said no. “You really

Read More

Green Beer and Red Wine (Mar 9)

Tags : 

Christine stood staring at the guy from the party store. He couldn’t have looked more shell shocked if he’d tried. She almost wondered if he’d heard her because of the blank look on his face, but it morphed into something close to fear and she knew he was going to say no. “Never mind,” she

Read More

Plump & Pretty first kiss

Tags : 

Plump & Pretty is coming next week! Riley was such a great character to write. She’s sort of like the person I always wanted to be. She works in a bookstore (something I always thought would be so much fun), she loves to sew (me too), and she’s confident in who she is (who doesn’t

Read More

Green Beer and Red Wine (Mar 7)

Tags : 

Mac did not have time for a run-in in the grocery store. Especially with the random woman who’d plagued his thoughts for a week. He was shocked to see her there, but even more astonished when her eyes lit up like she was happy to see him. “I’m sorry,” he finally said. “Go ahead.” She

Read More

Green Beer and Red Wine (Mar 6)

Tags : 

Christine trudged down the aisle of the grocery store a week later feeling guilty for leaving Angela in day care so she could shop in peace. She wished her life was more glamorous than that, but she wouldn’t trade her daughter for anything. She just wished she was doing something more entertaining than picking which

Read More

Green Beer and Red Wine (Mar 5)

Tags : 

Mac cursed his kindness when he hung up the phone. His relief wasn’t coming. Nate should have been there already, but he was sick. Which meant Mac had to stay on for a little longer until someone else came in. Mornings were usually pretty quiet, but Mac still hated working the retail store. He preferred

Read More

#EggcerptExchange Deadly Alliance by Kathleen Rowland

Tags : 

Please welcome Kathleen Rowland here today to tell us about her book, Deadly Alliance! Deadly Alliance Kathleen Rowland Finbar Donahue, former Army Ranger, walked on the wild side in Iraq, but now he lives in the shadows. After his evasive partner, Les, was shot in a random drive-by, Finn discovers cash is siphoned monthly. He

Read More

Green Beer and Red Wine (Mar 3)

Tags : 

Christine slapped the alarm clock that screeched next to her bed. She rolled over and stretched, then froze. The house was quiet. Too quiet. Quiet was something she hadn’t heard in over a year. And it terrified her. She leapt out of bed and rushed across the hall. She threw the door open and half

Read More

Green Beer and Red Wine (Mar 2)

Tags : 

Mac sighed as he pulled the last red heart from the display on the wall. He knew his work was only half done, but he needed a break. Valentine’s Day was hard enough for a single guy to get through, but St. Patrick’s Day was his personal worst. With green eyes, red hair, and a

Read More

Husky & Hot Cover Reveal

Tags : 

Husky & Hot is by far the steamiest book I’ve ever written. It was a ton of fun though. Carrie and Drew (yes, Xander’s friend, Drew) burn up the pages in this story of heartbreak, going for your dreams, and finding out who’s really there for you when your world falls apart. Carrie has only

Read More

Temptation (Feb 29)

Tags : 

Becca couldn’t believe what he admitted. It shocked her more to know he’d wanted to kiss her when they’d met than it did that he’d actually kissed her. She’d wanted him to kiss her almost as long as he wanted to, and if she hadn’t thrown him out of her life… She didn’t want to

Read More

Temptation (Feb 28)

Tags : 

“Jesus,” Charles said, dragging his lips from Becca. He wanted to kiss her forever, but he couldn’t continue much longer without needing to get his hands on her too. And even though he wasn’t being very respectful with the way he was kissing her, he couldn’t do anything beyond kiss her in public. He wasn’t

Read More

Temptation (Feb 27)

Tags : 

Charles’s kiss was tentative at first. His lips were soft, gentle, but he was kissing Becca. She wanted to reach up and grab his shirt, crushing him to her, but the sounds around them echoed in her ears and she stopped herself. Then Charles parted his lips ever so slightly and brushed his tongue against

Read More

#EggcerptExchange Jem by Michelle Abbott

Tags : 

Please welcome Michelle Abbott, author of JEM! JEM Michelle Abbott Two injured, stubborn souls meet unexpectedly. Will they save each other from their demons or have they been too damaged for too long to see past the pain? Growing up, all Jem knew was hatred and the pain from his father’s fists. Taunted by the

Read More

Temptation (Feb 25)

Tags : 

Charles wanted to kick himself. He almost kissed her. He wanted to. So badly. She’d leaned into him, her eyes closed, and he almost kissed her. At the last minute he stopped himself. But when she said she wanted his friendship there was something in her eyes, something that made him wonder. Something that gave

Read More

Temptation (Feb 24)

Tags : 

Becca melted into Charles. She’d never imagined she’d be lucky enough to feel his arms around her. He’d hugged her before, but it was always a friendly, you’re-my-best-friend’s-sister kind of hug. As he held her in the coffee shop though, she knew he was comforting her. And she was going to enjoy every last second

Read More

Fat & Fine release day

Tags : 

Fat & Fine is here! You can finally read about the smart-talking, sassy, sexy Sam Reed! I loved Sam from the first book (Chubby & Charming), but I knew she was going to have to wait for her happily ever after. As soon as I met Brady I was certain he was right for Sam,

Read More

Temptation (Feb 22)

Tags : 

Charles felt his heart expand. For a minute he thought she meant she wanted him, like in her life, in her heart, maybe even in her bed. But it was Becca. Sweet, innocent, beautiful Becca. She’d never want him. “What happened to your parents? Where are they?” Becca shrugged and her lower lip trembled. “They’re

Read More

Temptation (Feb 21)

Tags : 

Becca couldn’t believe she found him. She was certain he’d be long gone, but when she looked into the Starbucks, wondering how crazy they would think she was asking if they’d seen him, she saw Charles sitting in the window. “Why did you leave?” she demanded. Charles gaped at her for a few minutes as

Read More

Temptation (Feb 20)

Tags : 

Charles kicked himself the whole way home. He should have known better than to try to reconnect with Becca. She didn’t need him in her life. She was obviously doing well on her own. She had people who cared for her. She would be fine without him. Probably better off. Charles hated to admit that,

Read More

#EggcerptExchange Shadows of the Past by Carmen Stefanescu

Tags : 

Carmen Stefanescu is visiting with us today, all the way from Romania! You have to check out her paranormal romance, Shadows of the Past! Shadows of the Past Carmen Stefanescu from Wild Child Publishing Anne’s relationship with her boyfriend Neil has disintegrated. After a two-year separation, they pack for a week vacation in hopes of

Read More

Temptation (Feb 18)

Tags : 

Becca saw Earl talking to Charles and grinned. She knew he’d give Charles a hard time for her. He probably didn’t deserve it, but she couldn’t help but be a little happy that she had someone watching out for her. When Charles’s shoulders slumped down in defeat, Becca frowned. He wasn’t going to argue? The

Read More

Temptation (Feb 17)

Tags : 

Charles didn’t know what to do. He wanted to turn and leave, but Becca saw him so he knew he couldn’t do that. Besides, the other guy left, so that was good. Right? Charles didn’t have any claim over Becca. He knew that logically, but he still felt territorial toward her. She was his best

Read More

Fat & Fine first kiss

Tags : 

Sam and Brady have a rough relationship. When she meets him she is curious about him, but a little intimidated by him. But when he decides he wants to kiss her, Sam has a hard time doing anything but respond. How could she not? Excerpt from Fat & Fine “I’m not beautiful, Brady. I know

Read More

Temptation (Feb 15)

Tags : 

Becca pushed back from the assault. She didn’t want him kissing her. He was relentless though, and he held her tight. Becca wouldn’t give in. She didn’t want to. Not after everything that happened with Charles the night before. She didn’t know if there could be something between her and Charles, but she wasn’t willing

Read More

Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is like a mini-party for romance authors. It’s a day when everyone gets what we do every day. Personally, I think those of us who love romance novels, authors and readers, every day is like Valentine’s Day. We know you don’t have to wait for the calendar to tell you that you should show

Read More

Temptation (Feb 13)

Tags : 

Charles didn’t know what to do with the new information. Becca had always captivated him. He hoped, when they were younger, that she had a crush on him, but he assumed that ended the day she told him to leave her life and never return. Knowing she still cared about him, loved him even, was

Read More

#EggcerptExchange The Captain and The Cheerleader by Elaine Cantrell

Tags : 

This week I’d like to welcome Elaine Cantrell! She’s the author of The Captain and The Cheerleader. Check it out! The Captain and The Cheerleader Elaine Cantrell Susan English can’t stand Robin Lanford! She’s so full of herself she irritates everyone on the faculty of Fairfield High. When Robin bets Susan fifty dollars that she

Read More

Temptation (Feb 11)

Tags : 

Becca knew the last time she’d seen Charles. Almost to the second. She’d never been so gutted in her life as the day he walked out of it. The day she realized he was responsible for her brother losing his life. She’d hated him when he confessed what had actually happened that night. He’d taken her

Read More

Temptation (Feb 10)

Tags : 

Charles was watching for the moment Becca realized he was there. There was no doubt in his mind that Becca’s friend would tell her he was there. He knew she’d seen him when they’d come in from the way her eyes scanned the place before settling on him. Then she stopped looking. Becca’s eyes widened

Read More

Plump & Pretty Cover Reveal

Tags : 

Riley is a quiet woman. She likes to read, hides behind her books. She doesn’t date much and thinks no one would be interested in the quiet, plump girl with her nose in a book. Connor was the high school hottie. Riley knew of him, but never knew him. So when he approaches her at

Read More

Temptation (Feb 8)

Tags : 

Becca walked into Gray’s with Abby and immediately felt better. The stress from the day eased when they found a table near the front window. They’d been there before and Becca enjoyed the place. It was a nice change from the diner, and Becca loved the chance to have a girlfriend. “Are you going to

Read More

Temptation (Feb 7)

Tags : 

Charles sucked in his breath once he was outside the diner. He hadn’t been that close to Becca in years and he could still feel the anger radiating from her, and smell the intoxicating scent of her. She’d always smelled innocent, pure, sweet. All things he knew he wasn’t and didn’t deserve. He hated that

Read More

Temptation (Feb 6)

Tags : 

Becca’s heart shattered as she watched Charles walk, no run, away from her. She collapsed onto the seat he just vacated and dropped her head to the table. His scent still lingered, one she wasn’t familiar with, but stirred emotions deep inside that she was afraid to name. Tears flowed from Becca’s eyes to the

Read More

#EggcerptExchange The Cats of Cullaby Creek by Kimbra Kasch

Tags : 

Here with me this week is Kimbra Kasch! Kimbra’s new book, The Cats of Cullaby Creek, is a new young adult romantic mystery. Keep reading and grab your copy today. Love in is the Air, something else is in the water.  The Cats of Cullaby Creek by Kimbra Kasch When Savannah meets Kyle, its love

Read More

Temptation (Feb 4)

Tags : 

Charles knew the moment she saw him, the moment she realized it really was him. Her sparkling blue eyes went from surprised to pissed in 2.5 seconds. He thought he might have seen a flash of longing in there too, but that wasn’t possible. She hated him. She always would. Becca stormed across the diner

Read More

Temptation (Feb 3)

Tags : 

Becca knew someone was watching her. She felt it when she walked into work. Her neck tingled, but when she asked Abby about the guy sitting alone in the corner, Abby said he’d been there for a while, was one of her regulars. Becca tried to brush off the creepy feeling, dismissing it as her

Read More

Bulky & Beauteous Release Day

Tags : 

Nine months ago I wasn’t sure this day would ever come! I had just been diagnosed with Stage IV-B Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and I was scared. I had just started writing Bulky & Beauteous. I stalled. I told myself I wasn’t going to, but I did. I was scared, and tired, and worn out. But months

Read More

Temptation (Feb 1)

Tags : 

Becca glided into the diner completely oblivious to the eyes following her. Charles never sat in her section, preferring instead to watch her from a distance. He knew his behavior was creepy, at best, and downright disturbing at worst, but he couldn’t bring himself to stop. He knew if she saw him she’d be mad,

Read More

Brand New World (Jan 31)

Tags : 

“What?” Eddie asked. He couldn’t have heard her correctly. There was no way she said what he thought she said. “I said, ‘me, too’ Eddie. I want you too.” Eddie crushed his mouth to hers without waiting for her to say anything else. His head spun as he drew her scent into his lungs, filling

Read More

Brand New World (Jan 30)

Tags : 

Emily hated that she knew Eddie was right. She didn’t want him that night. It wasn’t about him, or even her, it was all about Nick. That was why she drank so much, why she’d stripped for Eddie. He was an even better man than she’d known. He cared enough to hurt her and risk

Read More

Glamour Blade by Aine P. Massie

Tags : 

Please welcome Áine P. Massie this week! Áine is stopping by to share a little with us about her latest book, Glamour Blade, a New Adult, Paranormal Romance. Sometimes the greatest hope is found when two hearts find their truth and their home. Glamour Blade House Millar series, #3 by Áine P. Massie from Encompass Ink

Read More

Brand New World (Jan 28)

Tags : 

Eddie didn’t answer her right away. He couldn’t breathe. When he’d opened the door he was certain he was going to pass out. He was sure he’d never see her again after his admission, and the smile on her face was so sweet, curious, beautiful, and it made his heart swell that it was for

Read More

Brand New World (Jan 27)

Tags : 

Emily watched Eddie rush out and felt her heart plummet. He told her everything she’d hoped to hear from him. He liked her. A lot. And he cared enough that he wanted her to be happy, without a concern for his own feelings. Emotion swelled her throat, making it hard to breathe. She’d never had

Read More

Bulky & Beauteous First Kiss

Tags : 

Bulky & Beauteous will be out in a week! I’m so excited that it’s finally here. It was a really hard book for me to write since I was writing it throughout my whole treatment, but it’s done and it’s finally ready for you to read it, or at least a little bit of it.

Read More

Brand New World (Jan 25)

Tags : 

Eddie looked Emily in the eye, not willing to answer her unless she knew he was telling the truth. “Yes,” he said calmly, willing his voice to not betray the emotions rolling through him. He wasn’t sure how Emily would take his confession, and he was dying to know what her sudden intake of breath

Read More

Brand New World (Jan 24)

Tags : 

Emily wondered for a while how Eddie knew things, things like how she liked her coffee, or what her favorite drink was, or what was going on with her. But knowing her favorite color seemed even more personal, like he didn’t just know facts about her, but he knew her.  Emily waited patiently for Eddie

Read More

Wolf’s Blade by Clare Dargin New Release!

Tags : 

Wolf’s Blade by Clare Dargin The Paladins series, Book #1 Samantha Dixon rescues a wounded wolf shifter in the woods near her home … and unwittingly gets drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a murderer. Callum Blake is on the trail of an evil man who would be king of all

Read More

Brand New World (Jan 21)

Tags : 

Eddie followed Emily up to her apartment. The last time he saw her was at his place on New Years morning, but other than that the two of them had not ever been alone.  Eddie didn’t know what he was thinking.  The chances of him making it through the night unscathed were slim to none,

Read More

Brand New World (Jan 20)

Tags : 

Emily wasn’t sure who was more surprised, her or Eddie. He stared at her for a moment, not saying anything. She could see the war going on in his eyes, trying to decide what to do. Finally Emily couldn’t take the silence, “Never mind. It’s late. I should just get to bed anyway.” “Oh, uh,

Read More

Shapely & Stunning, So Sweet

Tags : 

Mike and Lexi have a passionate relationship. When Lexi breaks up with Mike he isn’t willing to accept that, but Lexi is holding strong. Until Mike shows up and banishes all thoughts of other men. Excerpt from Shapely & Stunning “God, Lexi, I don’t know if I can stop.” “Then don’t,” I told him, looking

Read More

Brand New World (Jan 17)

Tags : 

Emily was so happy to see Eddie she almost forgot he didn’t feel the same way about her that she did about him. She’d avoided him for weeks to try to get her head on straight. She knew it wasn’t going to be easy to sort out her feelings for him and her feelings for

Read More

Brand New World (Jan 18)

Tags : 

Eddie hated hearing Emily talk about her missed chance with Nick. She was clearly still upset over him, and it killed Eddie to see her hurt. “Why don’t I walk you home?” he asked knowing Emily didn’t live far from where they were. Emily smiled sweetly at him, chasing away the chill in the air

Read More

Brand New World (Jan 16)

Tags : 

Eddie had no idea what happened with Emily. She rushed out like he’d said something wrong. Maybe she just wasn’t feeling well. No, Eddie knew better than that. Emily didn’t want to spend any more time with him than necessary. She was still hung up on Nick, and Eddie understood why. They’d been together for

Read More

Fat & Fine Cover Reveal

Tags : 

If you’ve been keeping up with the Big & Beautiful series you already know Sam. She’s quick witted, funny, and pretty confident. When everything she is gets rattled by an ex, Sam decides she needs to make some changes. One of those changes includes a new gym membership. Brady owns the gym Sam joins. He’s

Read More

Brand New World (Jan 14)

Tags : 

Emily wanted to die. Goodness, could anything be more embarrassing than her stomach growling like it held a lion. Especially when she was having a moment with Eddie. She was having a moment, wasn’t she? But it was Eddie. No matter what she thought it was Eddie and he wasn’t into her. “You must be

Read More

Brand New World (Jan 13)

Tags : 

Eddie watched as the shutters closed on Emily’s eyes. She was locking herself away, not that he blamed her. Eddie knew first hand what an ass Nick was. He’d been watching for years, wondering when Emily was going to figure out that she deserved better than Nick. But she never figured it out. She just

Read More

Shapely & Stunning Release Day

Tags : 

I’m trying something new this week! MFRW Book Hooks let you meet new authors and find some great reads. Thanks for checking in today and enjoy a peak at my newest release, Shapely & Stunning, out now! This excerpt is for 18+ please. If you are not over 18, please hop on over to a

Read More

Brand New World (Jan 11)

Tags : 

Emily knew she was missing something. A lot of somethings if her foggy brain was any indication. She couldn’t remember how she got to Eddie’s place, how she ended up naked except for his t-shirt, or anything that happened after Nick told her he’d met someone else. Emily had been stupid enough to think Nick

Read More

Brand New World (Jan 10)

Tags : 

Eddie wanted to keep Emily in his arms forever. She felt right there, like she belonged. Like she was meant to be his. Which was exactly why Eddie stepped back. Emily was still in his t-shirt. Her clothes had been moved to the bed, but nothing was missing from the pile he’d painstakingly created the

Read More

Brand New World (Jan 9)

Tags : 

Emily watched Eddie rush out the door and wondered what happened. She shook her head and pushed the thoughts away. Then immediately regretted the motion. Her head spun again and she leaned over the toilet. Nothing came out, but she heaved a few times anyway. Emily finally managed to stand and walked back into the

Read More

Brand New World (Jan 8)

Tags : 

Eddie hated seeing Emily so sick. She’d had a rough night. He knew it would only get worse, but he hoped she wouldn’t be so sick. He ran a washcloth under cool water and pressed it against her neck. Gently, he pried her hair out of her hands and pulled it back. He wrapped a

Read More

Echoes of the Past Cover Reveal

Tags : 

ECHOES OF THE PAST by Iris Blobel is set to release on February 16th from Limitless Publishing! Redbird Designs created the beautiful cover to this New Adult Contemporary novel. ::: SYNOPSIS :::: Emily Bradshaw waited over twenty years to see Connor again… When her childhood friend, Connor Walsh, returns home to see his ailing father,

Read More

Brand New World (Jan 6)

Tags : 

Emily woke up with a pounding head. She’d expected it before she started drinking, but she couldn’t fathom the intensity. It sounded like someone was running a blender inside her brain. Maybe they were. She couldn’t get any more messed up than if her brain really were in a blender. Her heart ended up in

Read More

Shapely & Stunning, First Kiss

Tags : 

Of all the books in the Big & Beautiful series, this was the most challenging. I knew Lexi and Mike were lovers before the book started, but that was all I knew. Even though it comes as book three in the series, it was the last one I wrote because I couldn’t figure out the

Read More

Moving Forward, Looking Back (2016)

Tags : 

At the end of one year and the beginning of the next, I often reflect on what has past and look forward to what might be coming. If you’ve been here a while, you already know 2015 wasn’t that great of a year for me. I’ve been telling myself 2016 will be a better year,

Read More

Secret Santa (Dec 31)

Tags : 

Holly hated the way her heart leapt at the sight of him. He was wearing one of the suits she liked the most, charcoal gray with a midnight blue dress shirt beneath, no tie. The shirt set off his eyes and the dark color of the suit made his hair look even darker. She hated

Read More

Secret Santa (Dec 30)

Tags : 

Bryan hated the look in her eyes when she realized who he was. Terror and sorrow and a little bit of anger thrown in for good measure. He’d wanted to do something nice for her, but now all she saw was a vindictive man who used her for his own personal gain. The worst part

Read More

Cover Reveals, Shapely & Stunning and Bulky & Beauteous

Tags : 

I couldn’t wait to share the covers with you for this new series. I’ve been working on them for months and finally think I’ve gotten them to where I like them. I have to admit though, the Bulky & Beauteous cover might be my favorite one of all of them. What do you think?

Read More

Secret Santa (Dec 28)

Tags : 

He hesitated. She knew he wasn’t going to tell her, but she hoped. Then he hesitated and it was clear. He didn’t trust her. “It’s okay. You don’t know me at all. You can’t trust me with a secret like that when you don’t know anything about me.” He sighed heavily as though the weight

Read More

Secret Santa (Dec 26)

Tags : 

Bryan couldn’t explain the sudden weight that was lifted from his shoulders when she said she liked him. He’d barely been able to think of anything but her since he saw her the week before, rushing to find her son, flushed cheeks, billowing hair, wild eyes. She was stunning in a way no woman ever

Read More

Merry Christmas

Tags : 

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas today! Enjoy your families and give thanks for all you’ve been blessed with.

Read More

Secret Santa (Dec 24)

Tags : 

Holly wasn’t sure what possessed her to go back to the Winter Wonderland again, but she did. She’s spent the afternoon shopping for Bobby for Christmas. Her parents were watching him, baking Christmas cookies, so she had a night off. And she went to see Santa. “Holly,” he said, surprised to see her. “Where’s Bobby?”

Read More

Secret Santa (Dec 23)

Tags : 

Bryan watched Holly go and felt a hollowness in his gut. He’d seen her walk out of his office more times than he could count, but he’d never watched her walk away. Or felt so empty without her by his side. He knew he was an ass. He’d been so focused on making the company

Read More

Lush & Lovely, First Kiss

Tags : 

Claire and Aidan were a fun couple to write. I wasn’t sure I could do Claire justice because of everything she’d been through, but hopefully her quiet beauty and silent snark came through and made you love her as much as I did. I love a first kiss. I still remember, vividly, the first kiss

Read More

Secret Santa (Dec 18)

Tags : 

Holly eyed him carefully, trying to figure out what the hell was going on. Bryan was never that nice or giving. He was demanding, stoic, and borderline rude.  But he was standing in front of her, early for work, and telling her she worked too hard.  “Are you trying to get me to take time

Read More

Secret Santa (Dec 16)

Tags : 

Bryan knew Holly would be surprised to see him, but he wasn’t expecting the wild-eyed look in her eyes or her bare feet. He knew he shouldn’t be thinking about his assistant the way he was, but her hot pink toes gave him a hint of the woman she was when she wasn’t his assistant,

Read More

Lush & Lovely, cover reveal

Tags : 

Well, the Lush & Lovely cover has been out there for a while, but I wanted to draw special attention to it. The book will be available in a week (yay!). I’m so excited about this book coming out and had to share the cover and a quick sneak peak with you. Claire doesn’t trust

Read More

Secret Santa (Dec 14)

Tags : 

By the following Monday Holly had all but forgotten about the mysterious Santa. Sure, Bobby talked about him constantly, but Holly did her best to put him out of her mind. After all, she didn’t know who he was beneath the suit, and it didn’t matter anyway. Holly didn’t believe in Santa or Christmas miracles.

Read More

Secret Santa (Dec 11)

Tags : 

Bryan walked beside Holly trying to think of something to say. He worried if he spoke too much she would recognize his voice. On the other hand, he didn’t want to be rude to her.  “How old is Bobby?” He finally asked, assuming the child asleep in his arms was a safe subject.  Holly smiled,

Read More

Secret Santa (Dec 10)

Tags : 

Holly looked up at Santa. She couldn’t shake the feeling that she knew him, but didn’t know why. It didn’t matter though. Every word she said was the truth. She didn’t believe in anything anymore, especially Santa.  “Come on, Bobby,” she said, sliding off Santa’s lap, “we need to get home.”  “Just a few more

Read More

Chubby & Charming, Best Friends

Tags : 

Chubby & Charming is finally available everywhere! Just in case you haven’t picked it up yet, I have to tease you a little more. Big & Beautiful is about friendship as much as it is about relationships. The four women who start the series have been best friends for years, and as only friends can

Read More

Secret Santa (Dec 7)

Tags : 

Bryan’s heart sunk, simply plummeted to his toes. He looked into Holly’s eyes, wondering if she was telling the truth, praying she wasn’t. But he couldn’t deny the conviction he saw in her eyes. She wasn’t joking and she wasn’t exaggerating. She was being 100% honest. She didn’t believe in anything anymore. And for someone

Read More

Secret Santa (Dec 5)

Tags : 

Holly stared at her son sitting on Santa’s lap. She was annoyed, but she was used to that feeling. Bobby was constantly pushing her beyond her comfort zone, ever since he was born.  But more than that she was still scared. He vanished, then she found him in the lap of a strange man. Yes,

Read More

Chubby & Charming Party

Tags : 

I’m having a mini-party over on Facebook for Chubby & Charming! Please stop by and say hi, and win a free book, or two. It’s starts at noon.

Read More

Secret Santa (Dec 3)

Tags : 

Bryan turned and saw a little boy running full speed toward him. He couldn’t have been more than five or six, but he was alone. Bryan sat back down and nodded to his elves to stay with him for a few more minutes. They escorted the boy up to him while Bryan kept his eyes

Read More

Secret Santa (Dec 2)

Tags : 

Bryan buttoned his coat and looked at himself in the mirror. The transformation was always incredible, but then it had to be. When he took over for his dad, he knew he would have to alter everything about the way he looked. After all, he couldn’t have little kids knowing he wasn’t the real Santa.

Read More

Chubby & Charming, So Sweet

Tags : 

It’s Release Day! Yay! I’m so excited that Chubby & Charming is officially available! If you don’t see it yet on your favorite retailer site, it’ll be there soon. I’ll add links here as they become active, but just in case you haven’t bought it yet, here’s another little sneak peak. Isn’t Xander sweet?

Read More

Misunderstanding (Nov 30)

Tags : 

George woke up the next morning with a stiff neck, his arm numb, and freezing. He was incredibly confused.  Until he opened his eyes and saw Bianca, sound asleep next to him. She’d stolen his blanket and was curled up with her head resting on his sleeping arm. George’s head was on the armrest of

Read More

Misunderstanding (Nov 29) 

Tags : 

Bianca couldn’t believe she’s said all that to him. Any second he would run screaming back into the house, pack his bag, and never return.  She knew he wasn’t a forever kind of guy. He was a guy who liked to have fun then move on. She understood.  But she couldn’t do it.  “I shouldn’t

Read More

Misunderstanding (Nov 28)

Tags : 

George knew kissing Bianca was wrong. Steven had asked him to stay away from her, she’d just gone through a break-up, and they were in her grandmother’s backyard, with all her family inside. But despite all that, he didn’t want to stop.  Eventually he’d have to deal with Steven, but he’d worry about that later. 

Read More

Misunderstanding (Nov 27)

Tags : 

Bianca was done waiting for George to make the first move. She knew he wanted her. It was clear in the way he looked at her, how he watched her, and the huskiness of his voice.  She knew he thought she was on the rebound. Maybe she still was, but Bianca didn’t think so. It

Read More

Happy Thanksgiving

Tags : 

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving today.  I’m thankful for a lot this year, starting with still being alive! I’m thankful for my family and friends, for my doctors and nurses, for my job and every one of my readers.  I’ve had struggles this year, just like everyone, but we came out of it

Read More

Misunderstanding (Nov 25)

Tags : 

George smiled to himself. He loved that Bianca wanted to know what he was thinking. She was every bit as sensual as he’d initially thought.  And he was still an ass for wanting her.  “I was wondering how stupid your ex was to let you go. And how big of a dick I had to

Read More

Chubby & Charming, First Kiss

Tags : 

A first kiss is something amazing, something special. Mandy and Xander’s first kiss is hot and sweet and powerful. I had to share it with you this week! “You look amazing. I almost don’t want to do this,” he said. “Do what?” I started to ask but was cut off by his lips on mine.

Read More

Misunderstanding (Nov 23)

Tags : 

Bianca was dying to know what George was thinking about her. The second she asked his eyes heated up and air around them went from chilly to hotter than the sun.  Just as suddenly he turned shy. He ran a hand through his hair and ducked his chin. If she wasn’t mistaken, Bianca saw his

Read More

Misunderstanding (Nov 22)

Tags : 

George wasn’t sure what possessed him to go after her, but he felt like he had to.  He was lying on the couch, trying to sleep. All he could think about was Bianca and the way she looked at him before he ran off. Then, like he’d conjured her from the moonlight, she appeared.  At

Read More

Misunderstanding (Nov 21)

Tags : 

Bianca watched George go. A part of her wanted to chase after him, but she saw the look in his eyes. The look of confusion and distrust and anger.  It wasn’t worth it.  Instead Bianca finished her dinner, George’s half-filled plate mocking her from the empty seat.  Later that night, when the house was quiet,

Read More

Misunderstanding (Nov 20)

Tags : 

Bianca sucked in a breath, plumping her breasts and drawing George’s eyes there. He froze, not wanting to move, or give any indication where his brain went with the delectable view in front of him. Thanksgiving dinner? Who cared. Bianca? He was all over that. Or, he wanted to be. He understood why his friend

Read More

Misunderstanding (Nov 19)

Tags : 

Bianca managed a seat at the fun table. She had Steven on her left and three more cousins across from her. There was only one seat at her table, which she knew would end up being Mark’s seat, another cousin. Mark was a little older than them, but still one of the younger group of

Read More

Misunderstanding (Nov 18)

Tags : 

“What are you, a ninja?” Bianca asked as her face turned red. George watched intently as the scarlet began at the collar of her pink sweater and climbed her neck then settled on her cheeks. She was beautiful. He understood exactly why Steven told him to stay away from her. She was like a siren,

Read More

Chubby & Charming – Cover Reveal

Tags : 

After a slight delay in production, I’m happy to say Chubby & Charming, the first book in the Big & Beautiful series, will be out in two weeks! I can’t wait to share this book with you, but for today, I’m sharing the cover! I really hope you love it as much as I do.

Read More

Misunderstanding (Nov 16)

Tags : 

“Your friend’s a jerk,” Bianca complained to Steven when he finally caught up to her. “Why did you bring him?” “He’s not that bad,” Steven argued. “I told him to stay away from you. He was shocked that you would say something like that in front of him when I’d been adamant that he back

Read More

Misunderstanding (Nov 14)

Tags : 

Amusement? Really? He was laughing at her? “Listen, buddy, you’d be lucky to have a girl like me,” Bianca spat at him. She was pissed. Yeah, she thought he was cute, but no man was going to make fun of her. She knew who she was, and if he didn’t like it, then screw him.

Read More

Misunderstanding (Nov 13)

Tags : 

Bianca had heard that tone of voice from her cousin before. She knew it meant trouble, but what she wasn’t sure of was who it was directed at. Reluctantly she extricated herself from George’s arms. She glanced up at him, seeing heat and desire in his eyes. She smiled to herself then turned to face

Read More

Misunderstanding (Nov 5)

Tags : 

The most beautiful green eyes Bianca had ever seen met hers. She knew he was off limits, Steven’s friends always had been, but she couldn’t help but wish she could find a way around that. “B, this is George. His family isn’t close so he came home with me this year. We work together and

Read More

Misunderstanding (Nov 4)

Tags : 

Everyone knew picking up a guy at a family get together was never a good idea. For one thing, the chances were fairly good you were related, but even if you knew you weren’t it still wasn’t smart. When it all fell apart you would be left with a messy situation, one that involved more

Read More

Meet The Teacher, part five

Tags : 

Read part one, part two, part three, and part four first! Tim sat gazing at Veronica. He couldn’t believe he’d just admitted so much to her, but he felt compelled. He wanted her. He always had. Moving back had given him hope. He’d never imagined she’d be single, but he hoped she would be. When

Read More

Meet The Teacher, part four

Tags : 

Read part one, part two, and part three first! Veronica had been nervous about seeing Tim again for weeks. She’d purposely avoided stopping by the school for anything. Every other year she’d volunteered in Charlie’s class, but she couldn’t bring herself to do it with Tim as his teacher. But she couldn’t avoid him any

Read More

Meet The Teacher, part three

Tags : 

Read part one and part two first!  Tim tried hard to put Veronica out of his mind over the next few weeks. Dating the mother of one of his students was firmly on his Not-To-Do List, but Veronica was married. That put her squarely in the Don’t-Even-Think-About-It category. Not that it helped. Every day that

Read More

Meet The Teacher, part two

Tags : 

Read part one first! Veronica was shocked to see Tim standing there. Yeah, she knew it was possible when she saw Charlie’s teacher’s name on the letter she got from the school, but she didn’t know he’d moved back. Wishful thinking was what made her give her usually dull, lifeless hair a little fluff in

Read More

Meet The Teacher, part one

Tags : 

Tim made his way through the halls to his classroom. Starting over was always tough, but he was coming home. He’d paid his dues and was finally rewarded with the position he’d always dreamed of. It seemed silly that he wanted to be a third grade teacher his whole life, but ever since he was

Read More

Where Home Is, part four

Tags : 

Read part one, part two, and part three first!  Dylan held her as she cried, again. He didn’t care. His heart tore in his chest listening to her sob. He wanted to take her pain away, but he knew nothing would. “I told her I wasn’t her. That I wasn’t like her. We argued the

Read More

Where Home Is, part three

Tags : 

Read part one and part two first! Tracy let Dylan kiss her. The feel of his mouth on hers made her forget everything she’d been through in the last few weeks. Guilt tried to swamp her, but she shoved it aside and tugged Dylan closer. She brushed her tongue against his lips and felt his

Read More

Where Home Is, part two

Tags : 

Read part one first! Dylan’s lips kissed away her tears, one by one. He hated to see women cry, and the beautiful pixy he’d watched from across the airport was the last person he ever wanted to see in tears. He heard her sharp exhale of breath and wondered about it, but only briefly. When

Read More

Where Home Is, part one

Tags : 

Tracy dropped into her seat with a sigh. It’d been a long week, and she was ready to go home. ‘Home,’ she thought wryly, ‘as if it exists anymore.’ Passengers filed past her to their own seats on the plane, anxious to get to their destination. Vacation, home, visiting family… They had happy trips ahead

Read More

Undeniable Flirtation, part four

Tags : 

Read part one, part two, and part three first! “Of course I want to know. What could be so bad that you think is turn away from you?” Eve took a deep breath, one that out Nico on edge. Whatever she needed to say was big. Nico knew he needed to keep his reaction in

Read More

Undeniable Flirtation, part three

Tags : 

Read part one and part two first! Eve was blown away by the sight of Nico. There was no denying how much he wanted her, something that turned her on more than any man had in longer than she cared to admit. His ferocious look and wild eyes made her feel sexy and powerful. He

Read More

Undeniable Flirtation, part two

Tags : 

Read part one first! Nico took his time appraising his student, just as she’d done as he approached. She was beautiful in class, wearing jeans and a t-shirt most days, but in a blue one piece suit that did nothing to hide curves that made him salivate, she was simply stunning. “I didn’t know many

Read More

Undeniable Flirtation, part one

Tags : 

The wind rustled through the trees, making the leaves tremble. Eve sat and listened, her eyes closed, to the peaceful sound. Every once in a while I bird would chirp or sing, adding to the serenity of the moment. Where she sat, nothing could touch her, not the long school year she’d just finished or

Read More

Free To Love, part four

Tags : 

Catch part one, part two, and part three first! “Whoa, hold up,” Amanda declared forcefully. “I’m done with everyone making decisions for me. I have my own brain and my own thoughts. I spent too many years letting someone else decide how I should live. I never said I was going anywhere with either of

Read More

Free To Love, part three

Tags : 

Catch part one and part two first! Amanda screamed and slammed on her brakes. She shifted back into park and got out of the car. Adam was hunched over the trunk, his upper body lying on the car, his legs behind the bumper. “Oh, my God, Adam, are you okay?” Adam groaned then slid down

Read More

Free To Love, part two

Tags : 

Catch part one first! Adam’s smile deepened, bringing out the dimples Amanda had always adored. She hadn’t seen him in more years than she cared to admit, still wanting to believe she was young and beautiful instead of settling into the years where men preferred to look for a younger woman. On habit she glanced

Read More

Free To Love, part one

Tags : 

She slung her bag over her shoulder and walked out the door. She was pissed, and hurt, but she was focusing on the pissed part so she didn’t fall apart. At least not until she was far enough away that they wouldn’t see her. Not that they would notice. They were so wrapped up in

Read More

Struck By Love, part four

Tags : 

Read part one, part two, and part three! “Talk to me, Linds,” Mark said, leaning close to her ear. He could feel her trembling and knew something was wrong. He couldn’t put his finger on it, but something about the way she was shaking told him it was worse than he could imagine. He cared

Read More

Struck By Love, part three

Tags : 

Read part one and part two! Lindsay lifted an eyebrow at Mark, still unsure if she was afraid of him or turned on by him. Maybe a little of both. “I can get myself into a vehicle, thank you very much.” He waved a strong hand toward the truck as though telling her to prove

Read More

Struck By Love, part two

Tags : 

Read part one here! The woman in Mark’s arms struggled, but he didn’t let go. Damn, she was infuriating. Why couldn’t she see that she wasn’t okay? And he’d be damned if he’d let a woman he hurt wander away, and probably hurt herself worse. He trudged up the long drive toward the house she’d

Read More

Struck By Love, part one

Tags : 

Lindsay was late. Always late. It was one of those things she kept trying to change, but never seemed to be able to figure out how. But today, of all days, she needed to be on time. She rushed out of her house into her beat up old sedan, the car everyone around her declared

Read More

Love, Again, part four

Tags : 

Keith found her in what used to be Ted’s room. It had been transformed into an office of some sort, full of fabrics, beads, and more accessories than Keith had ever seen. Andrea was sitting on an overstuffed chair under the window looking out onto the darkening back yard. “Is that why you never visited?”

Read More

Love, Again, part three

Tags : 

Catch up on part one and part two! “I feel like I’ve met you before, but I know that’s not possible.” He simply watched her, waiting to see if she would figure out the truth about them. He’d hoped she would recognize him, but as he sat there waiting for her to discover who he

Read More

Love, Again, part two

Tags : 

Catch up on part one! Keith got into his truck and drove the streets he’d grown up on. As a child he and Ted had spent their time outside, shooting baskets in the driveway, playing hockey in the street, and throwing the football at the local park. Their lives had consisted of sports, sports, and

Read More

Love, Again, part one

Tags : 

How does one move on from losing the love of their life? That’s what Andrea wanted to know. Every year on the same day, she took off work and spent the day at the cemetery. She packed a picnic lunch and sat on his grave, talking to her late husband, Ted, who was taken from

Read More

Brains over Beauty, part three

Tags : 

Catch part one and part two first! “I knew I couldn’t trust you,” Megan sneered at Becky. “For two hours I needed you to cover for me, and you weren’t capable of that.” “Megan, I can explain,” Becky stammered, getting to her feet in front of the one person she most wanted to avoid. “I’ll

Read More

Brains over Beauty, part two

Tags : 

Catch part one first! Arguing with Megan was futile. The woman didn’t listen so it didn’t matter that Becky had to leave early herself. Well, not really early, just on time for once. Which, in Megan’s eyes, meant early. As Megan stalked away on her teetering high heels, Becky rolled her eyes and headed for

Read More

Brains over Beauty, part one

Tags : 

Becky laced up her sneakers and pulled her long brown hair into a ponytail. She really needed a trim, but that would mean she had to get off work on time, and it would cost money. Every spare penny Becky had went toward her savings. Savings she would one day use to get out from

Read More

Husky & Hot, sneak peak 1

Tags : 

I’m so excited about my next series, Big & Beautiful. It’ll be out late in the summer, probably September, but I’ve written four of the eight books and couldn’t wait to share another peak with you. This is book seven, Husky & Hot. It’s by far the steamiest of the books with a sassy, dirty

Read More

Fifty Shades of No Way

Tags : 

I read an article earlier, and I honestly can’t find it again, that made me feel so much better about myself. I really thought I was the only one who hated 50 Shades of Grey. Maybe hate is a little harsh. Maybe not. No matter what I only read the first book. There were so

Read More

Book Covers, part five

Tags : 

Read part one, part two, part three, and part four first! He couldn’t be serious. There was no way in hell he was serious. Harmony pushed back from him and got off the bed, grabbing a t-shirt and pulling it over her head. She spun on him, but he held his hands up before she

Read More

Book Covers, part four

Tags : 

Read part one, part two, and part three first! Surprise spread across Harmony’s face. She eased into his arms, slightly disappointed that he didn’t kiss her, but intrigued by the dance. Before long she was laughing as he spun her around to the music in his head. Kevin held her close and her body heated

Read More

Book Covers, part three

Tags : 

Read part one and part two first! Kevin’s eyes went wide as he realized he spoke aloud. “Shit, Harmony, I shouldn’t have said that.” She smirked at him. “Really? I thought maybe that was part of your game. Maybe try to sleep with me so I’ll join the manager’s program. I mean you’re cute and

Read More

Book Covers, part two

Tags : 

Read part one first! Harmony was gorgeous with her bright smile and sparkling eyes. Of course the smile had been for her coworkers and not for Kevin, but he saw it, just before she noticed him, and the smile fell from her lips. “We need to talk,” Kevin said. Harmony stood rooted to her spot,

Read More

Book Covers, part one

Tags : 

He walked in and surveyed the room. He spotted her right away, but then again, anyone would have. One look and he knew she was going to be a challenge for him. In his position he couldn’t fire someone for their appearance, but if he could, she’d be the first to go. Working for the

Read More

Big & Beautiful, book one

Tags : 

I have a whole new series coming out in a few months. It’s a long way off, but I just couldn’t wait to share a little peak of it with you. The series is my Big & Beautiful series, something I mentioned a while ago. It’s going to follow eight friends who are both Big

Read More

Crazy Cat Lady, part four

Tags : 

Mature Audiences Only (18+) Read part one, part two, and part three first! I had to be nuts to believe him, right? I mean, really, it was crazy. He just admitted to watching me, following me, borderline stalking me. “Karen, please. I wasn’t stalking you. Haven’t you ever seen a guy and thought he was

Read More

Crazy Cat Lady, part three

Tags : 

For Mature Readers Only (18+) Read part one and part two first.  The blazing fire between Blaine and I was burning me. I couldn’t stop wanting him and it looked like I was finally going to get my Christmas wish. Blaine laid me back over the bed and whispered, “Where was I?” His mouth closed

Read More

Crazy Cat Lady, part two

Tags : 

Check out part one first.  I unlocked my front door and flipped on the lights. My Christmas tree stood in the corner, lit up and blinking at me. Two of the cats were snuggled up underneath and Max stood on the mantle batting at one of the ornaments. I shook my head at his playfulness.

Read More

Crazy Cat Lady, part one

Tags : 

I slammed the door in his face, not giving him another chance to say something. The nerve, calling me a Crazy Cat Lady. He’s a first class asshole and I’m not wasting my time on him, or any other man, again. Some people have no vision, or compassion. “Alright, kitties. Since my night just got

Read More

Homegrown Love, part three

Tags : 

Read part one and part two of Homegrown Love first! Alex took the news better than expected. He was upset that Hope had kept such a huge secret from him, and that they’d gone behind his back for so long. He was also hurt that Paul had come back to town and not called him,

Read More

Homegrown Love, part two

Tags : 

Read part one of Homegrown Love first! “Hope,” Paul answered, sounding as breathless as she did. “What are you doing here?” God, he looked good. Hope wanted to throw herself at him the way she’d done so many years ago. She was the one who’d instigated their first kiss, the one who’d seduced him over

Read More

Homegrown Love, part one

Tags : 

Hope swiped the last few strokes onto her latest masterpiece and sat back to admire her work. She was good. She knew it. She just needed someone else to think so too. A door opened down the hall, letting Hope know her son, Adam, was awake. At four Hope knew Adam’s naps weren’t going to

Read More

Are you Stuck?

Tags : 

I can’t resist one more peak into the pages of Stuck On The Sidelines. If you’ve already picked up your copy then… Thank You! If you haven’t, maybe this will help push you in that direction! Stuck On The Sidelines is available everywhere now including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. It will be available

Read More

Stuck On The Sidelines, sneak peak two

Tags : 

I can’t wait for Stuck On The Sidelines to come out next week! Chloe and Andy have been toying with me for months, along with a few new friends, and I am so excited for you to get to know them too. Their relationship is a bit rocky as they both fight their attraction and

Read More

Stuck On The Sidelines

Tags : 

Stuck On The Sidelines is going to be out in less than two weeks! I’m both excited and terrified that I won’t be finished in time! It’s going to be great though. Chloe and Andy are great characters and I really love their story. I wanted to share a sneak preview with you this week.

Read More

A Piece of Me, part three

Tags : 

Mature Audiences Only 18+ Catch up on part one and part two first! Amanda led him into the apartment before she thought about how the place might look to him. He drove a nice car and had offered to buy her dinner without thinking twice about paying for it. He was likely doing well for

Read More

A Piece of Me, part two

Tags : 

Catch up on part one… Amanda wasn’t sure what made her accept his invitation, but she was glad she did as soon as she saw relief flood his features. His lips turned up into a beautiful smile and he reached out for her. He grabbed her hand and tucked it under his arm, escorting her

Read More

A Piece of Me, part one

Tags : 

Amanda woke up feeling dizzy. Her head hurt and her eyes didn’t want to open. It was like being under water where everything is fuzzy. Slowly, she heard noises, closer and closer, like she was surrounded. Panic gripped her hard, wondering why there were so many people in her apartment. Amanda took a deep breath

Read More

Waiting On You, part three

Tags : 

Jayme looked down at their clasped hands and realized she wanted to believe everything Kurt was saying. Could she really just stay there and trust him? She felt safe, yes, but was that enough? Her brown eyes searched hers. Kurt looked like he was in pain, like it hurt him that Jayme didn’t trust him. Like

Read More

Waiting On You, part two

Tags : 

Make sure you check out part one too! Kurt drove along the river, the cool air from the water chilling the night even more. Jayme held onto him tighter, burying her face in his back and weaving her hands under his leather jacket for warmth. She loved the smell of the leather and the butter

Read More

Waiting On You, part one

Tags : 

Jayme walked into the restaurant, trying to act casual. She knew going there again was stupid, but she couldn’t stay away. The hostess greeted her with a smile of recognition and asked if anyone would be joining her. Jayme told her she would be alone that night and was shown to a quiet table in

Read More

Driving Her Crazy, part four

Tags : 

Warning: Graphic content included. Mature audiences only! Catch up with parts one, two, and three… The drive back to Jessica’s house was quick and, thankfully, accident free. He kept his hand on Jessica’s knee and she twined her fingers through his, holding onto him. Her breathing was quick but he chose to believe it was because of

Read More

Driving Her Crazy, part three

Tags : 

Catch up with part one and part two first… Jessica was nervous all week about their date. She hoped she made the right choice by agreeing to a date with him, but it’d been a while since she’d gone out with anyone. Especially a guy she thought she could really like. Cal didn’t give any

Read More

Driving Her Crazy, part two

Tags : 

Check out part one here. Cal sat quietly as Jessica looked him up and down. Something flashed in her eyes, but he couldn’t identify it before it was gone. She glanced around the dealership before her eyes turned back to his. And he saw raw fury. ‘Shit,’ flipped through his head and before he could

Read More

Driving Her Crazy, part one

Tags : 

Jessica was prepared. She’d done her research, she’d read all the articles, she knew the right things to say. Her dad had taught her well and she was finally ready to buy her first car on her own. It was something every person did eventually, and after Jessica’s beloved 1989 Mustang finally died, she knew

Read More

Flying High, part three

Tags : 

Catch up on part one and part two of Flying High first.  “I don’t know what you mean,” Kelly stammered. Josh’s gaze was hard now, not the kind man who’d just made love to her. He was pissed off, even though he knew he didn’t really have any right to be. Sex with Kelly was

Read More

Flying High, part two

Tags : 

Warning: this story contains graphic sexual content. 18+ only. Read part one of Flying High here. Kelly felt better already. Getting through the flight was the biggest part of her journey. Meeting Josh was definitely not in her plan, but he was a nice diversion from her day. She knew she surprised Josh by agreeing

Read More

Flying High, part one

Tags : 

She caught his eye when he first walked in. Even through the crowded space he could tell she was different. She held her head high and she walked on ahead like she was trying for an air of confidence, something he could tell she didn’t feel. When Josh got to through the security checkpoint and

Read More

Getting Bigger and More Beautiful

Tags : 

My next series, Big & Beautiful, is due out early 2015. I’m really excited about the series and I just couldn’t wait to share another sneak peak with you. The first book in the series is about Mandy Ryan, an overweight customer service representative that thinks she’ll never find love. Mandy is happy with her

Read More

Never, Ever, Ever Settle

Tags : 

At some point in our lives we are all faced with a choice… Do you settle for what you have (or what is being offered) or do you hold out for something better? The tricky part is that what you have is a sure thing and something better is not. A little over a year

Read More

Movies That Teach Us Never Give Up

Tags : 

If it has to do with romance, I’m all over it. Even though I’m a firm believer that the book is always better, I do enjoy movies too. I’ve had a little bit of a rough week. I’ve been thinking about where my life is and what’s gone right and wrong over the last few

Read More

I Love Romance Novels

Tags : 

It’s no secret that romance novels are my life. I write them, I read them. I devour as many as I can get my hands on. But I read an article a few weeks ago about people mocking each other for what they read. I remember when 50 Shades of Grey came out people loved

Read More

Love And Loss

Tags : 

If you follow me on Facebook you already know my family lost our cat, Abigail, on Monday. It hit me harder than the rest of our family, probably because she was my cat. She slept on my pillow next to me, I had her before hubby and I lived together, and she was just the

Read More

Happy Father’s Day

Tags : 

I have to admit, usually I suck at doing anything for Father’s Day. Growing up my mom always took care of getting things for my dad and since I’ve been married, hubby and I don’t do much for each other for holiday (when we need something we get it so it’s hard to come up

Read More

Are You Big & Beautiful

Tags : 

I’m so excited about my new series, Big & Beautiful. It will be out early 2015, but I started writing the first of the eight books in the series this week. Book One (I haven’t settled on a title yet) is about Mandy Ryan, an overweight woman who loves her life until it gets complicated

Read More

Becky’s Back In The Game

Tags : 

The wait is finally (almost) over! Back In The Game will be out on Monday! The follow-up to Playing By The Rules, the free book I released in March, is finally finished and ready for you. I gotta tell you, I struggled with this story. I loved Becky, she’s sweet, she’s amazing, but she’s a

Read More

Welcome To Winterville

Tags : 

I’m so excited to announce my brand new series. It’s still in the development phase but I hope to have it released early 2015. I’m going to be working hard to get it done and I’m thrilled about this series. The series will be set in the fictional town of Winterville, NY, outside Buffalo, of

Read More

Let It Rain

Tags : 

As a kid, I was good at making things up. I lied more than most people, and no I don’t advocate it, just telling the truth (now). I guess in a way it was preparing me for life as an author where telling stories is a way of life. In elementary school my third grade

Read More

A Much Needed Break

Tags : 

When’s the last time you went on vacation, like a real vacation to just chill out? For me it’d been a while. Probably my honeymoon – ten years ago. I started grad school four months after we got married and we started trying to get pregnant before I’d finished school then we had the kids

Read More

How Well Do You Know Me?

Tags : 

Today we’re going to play a little game. I’m going to ask the questions and you’re going to guess the answers. It’s supposed to be fun! All the answers are at the end for you to see how well you know me! Questions 1. How many jobs have I had? 2. How long have I

Read More

Fight For It

Tags : 

Fight For It is coming soon! I can’t tell you how happy I am to share this story with you. I’ve been thinking of it and planning it for months and am thrilled that it’s almost ready for you to read. Of course I wanted to share a little bit with you first. Jenny and

Read More

Introducing Jenny Owens!

Tags : 

Fight For It, the third installment in the Better In Bed series, will be available April 29. I’ve been thinking about this book for months and I’m so excited to share it with you. As I do the final edits on the book, I thought it would be cool to meet Jenny, the star of

Read More

I Want To Be Like Taylor Swift When I Grow Up

Tags : 

I am in awe of Taylor Swift. She’s one of my favorite famous people. And yes, I hope to be like her when I grow up. I know, she’s younger than me. By almost ten years. But that has nothing to do with it. I was watching the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday

Read More

Being Brave

Tags : 

We reached a huge milestone in our family this week. My daughter decided to get her ears pierced! Hubby and I told princess when she turned five (last August) that it was up to her when she was ready to get her ears pierced. It was a process thanks to our decision to take her

Read More

Ten Facts About Me

Tags : 

It’s time to get personal. If you’ve read my about page, you know a bit about me, but I know there’s still things you don’t know. I figured if you’re reading this, you might want to get to know me a little better. If not, that’s cool. So I’m going to tell you ten things

Read More

Are You A Rule Breaker?

Tags : 

I’m so excited that Playing By The Rules is finally available. I’ve been thinking about this book for months and couldn’t get Amber and Caleb out of my head. They teased me a bit, not telling me what was going to happen at first, and they even changed things at the very end, but I’m

Read More

Meet Amber Wilds

Tags : 

I’m so excited to introduce you to Amber Wilds. Amber is the star of my latest novel, Playing By The Rules, which will be available next week. The best news is it will be FREE on all platforms so you can get your copy without spending a cent! A little background on Amber… Amber grew

Read More

Happy and Inspired

Tags : 

Hubby and I have been talking a lot lately about what we want. We’re trying to move to Buffalo, NY where I grew up to be around my family. We aren’t really happy where we live now and want to be in a different situation, so we’re working on changing it. I know how lucky

Read More

How Dare They?

Tags : 

I discovered this week one of my books, Breathing For The First Time, was stolen and published on another site. I’m not going to tell you which site because it doesn’t matter. They took it down within hours of me finding it and reporting it to them. But I am going to tell you why

Read More

Get To Know Lizzy Greenwood

Tags : 

Work For It is finally available online (Amazon or B&N) and I had to share more about the main character with you. Lizzy spoke to me. I had this idea in my head for months of a married woman trying to get her life straight. I struggled to figure her out, just like her husband Aaron

Read More

When Life Gets In The Way

Tags : 

January was a hard month for me. If you follow me on Facebook you already know that. I didn’t have one week during all of January that allowed me to work. It sucked. But it reminded me why I do this. We spent the first few days on January on vacation – still visiting family

Read More

Work For It

Tags : 

I’ve been working hard at getting Work For It out. This book is killing me! I wanted to write this story because I think it’s a great story, but I’ve struggled every step of the way. It’s not as exciting as writing about two people falling in love or meeting for the first time. There’s

Read More

What I Read in 2013

Tags : 

I read a lot. I’m an author so I guess it’s expected. In 2013 my focus changed dramatically. I went from wanting to be a blogger / speaker / author / etc for working moms to realizing that wasn’t my true passion and changed everything. In all reality I thought (because of books I’d read)

Read More

What Is Love?

Tags : 

I’ve been thinking about love a lot lately. It’s my job, but it’s been strange lately to think about it in a different way. I’ve been wondering what love really feels like or seems like, to others instead of just me. In reality, I’ve been wondering about what I think love is also. There are

Read More

Focus On The Future

Tags : 

A few weeks ago I was watching this video. I’ve only recently started following Danielle LaPorte and the video was another introduction to her. I’m big on goals. I’ve always been big on goals. I love setting goals and striving for them each year. Sometimes I hit my goals and sometimes I don’t, but I

Read More

More Than Adopted

Tags : 

My latest book, More Than Adopted, is almost ready. I’m heavily into editing it and will have it finished within a few days. And the best news is, it’ll be free! What I’ve decided to do with this book is offer it for free to anyone who subscribes to this site. This story is very

Read More

When I Die

Tags : 

I watched this video on Tuesday and it really made me think about my life. As December ticks past, and 2013, I’ve been reflecting on where I am in my world and where I’m going. A lot has changed in my life over the past 12 months, but I’m not entirely sure all of them

Read More

Life Is Love

Tags : 

I was browsing online and realized something. There are books out there for everyone. I know not everyone is going to love what I write, but I also know there are people out there who do. Plus, I need to be true to who I am about what I write and what I like. But

Read More

Love At First Sight

Tags : 

I’m one of the lucky ones. When I met my hubby, I knew I would marry him. I’m not kidding. It’s weird. What I didn’t know was his name. Yes, I’m totally serious. Hubby and I met the first day of our senior year of college. I was talking to a friend I hadn’t seen

Read More

Wait For It Review On Best Chick Lit

Tags : 

I’m so excited to announce Wait For It was reviewed on Best Chick Lit! You can read the review here and of course, pick up your copy of Wait For It at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Read More

Beautiful Sunrise

Tags : 

Dropping princess off at school yesterday, this was the sky. I had to take a picture.

Read More

Wait For It

Tags : 

Don’t forget to pick up your copy of Wait For It – on sale now! Ryder reached for Cat’s hand between them. His tongue darted over his lips and his gaze dropped to Cat’s. He sucked in his breath when he saw Cat’s teeth pulling at her bottom lip. He pushed his thoughts aside and

Read More

Today, I’m Thankful

Tags : 

I’m reminded every year of all the wonderful things in my life. Thanksgiving, of all days, I have to remember that more than ever. My family splits holidays every year so this year I’m not with my parents, siblings and their families, and my dad’s family (my mom’s family lives in Tennessee). They will all

Read More

Christmas Sale

Tags : 

For Christmas I’m having a huge sale! I wanted to make sure you could pick up any of my books that you hadn’t gotten yet, so I’m putting everything for sale! All my books will be on sale for $0.99 now through December 24, 2013! Pick up a copy for you, or a gift for

Read More

You No Longer Have To Wait For It!!!

Tags : 

I’m so excited to announce Wait For It is LIVE!!! I’ve been dreaming about writing this book for months and I’m so happy to finally be sharing it with you. It’s the story of a strong, independent woman, Cat Thomas, who has given up on men. Cat vowed to stay a virgin until she got

Read More

Can You Wait For It?

Tags : 

I’m writing my newest book and I was so excited to share it with you that I couldn’t wait until it was finished. I hope you don’t mind! Wait For It is the first book in the Better In Bed series. The series is set in the fictional town of River Pointe, New York. The

Read More

Finding Home Now Available!!!

Tags : 

I’m so excited that Finding Home is available now. I love this story. Adaline and Rosienna are two characters I loved creating. They are both soulful, loving women who are scared, just like we all are in a way. Once they open up to Blake and Hayden they find the love they’ve always dreamed of,

Read More

Breathing For The First Time

Tags : 

It’s been about a month since my second book came out and I’m thrilled so far. I loved writing this story and I hope you love it too. Book Two of Love On Deck is about Brooke Jeffries. Brooke is in grad school and fell for her study partner, but he had a girlfriend. After

Read More

Let’s Review

I’m so excited to announce I will be starting a review team. I’ve been working on getting everything together for the team and I’m so excited to actually be able to put it out there. What this means is that you can sign up on my team and you will get FREE copies of my

Read More

In Front Of Me

Tags : 

I’ve finally released my first fiction novel and I’m so excited! In Front Of Me is about a woman fresh out of college who decides to follow her boyfriend and gets a job in his home town, and then learns he intended to break up with her before he went to grad school. So he

Read More

Book Review Champagne and Lemon Drops

Tags : 

I want to share amazing books with you that I’ve read. If you’re reading this blog, I know you’re a reader. The only books I recommend here are ones I’ve read personally, and the reviews are my own. The author of the book did not have anything to do with this review. Champagne and Lemon

Read More
Seven

Seven Reasons I Write

Tags : 

I’ve always loved to write. Growing up it was a way for me to create something new and different. My sister is an artist – as in she draws, paints, and has a degree in sculpture. Her talents always made me feel like I wasn’t creative. I was so impressed by her and thought I

Read More

Who’s the Right Guy?

Tags : 

Okay, so I’m writing my first novel. It’s a great story about a woman named Stephanie. Stephanie has always been in love with her best friend. She’s had a thing for him for years, but he’s always dating other women. Stephanie has convinced herself that he might be interested in her, but he’s still never

Read More

Hello world!

Tags : 

Hi! Welcome to my new blog. I’m really excited about this since I’m a writer, but also because this is a true expression of my passion – writing. This blog will showcase my thoughts, my ideas, my writing life, and teasers about my books. Stick around, find me on Facebook, and we’ll get to know

Read More

What Readers Are Saying

I can not tell you how much I love this book!!!!!!!!!! I honestly have NO WORDS to describe "Love the Wine You're With". She ALWAYS writes her books with her heart, but in this book she really knocked it out of the park! This book has become my all time favorite book (so far) from Mary.

Vicki

( Reader )

I know there are a lot of you reading and breathing heavily. This one was the favorite for me in the series or should I say Ethan was so hot and a favorite. I'm actually speechless when trying to think about what to say about him. I decided to read it a 2nd time and immediately had the same reaction to Ethan! Whoa Mary, can you please do that again!

Curvaceous & Captivating

Jeannie

( Reader )

Best birthday present I could think of!! I know, simple huh, but thats me in a nutshell!! Thank u so much, love your books!!

Jennifer

( Reader )

I absolutely LOVED Chubby and Charming. I couldn't put it down. I started reading it on a plane and my phone died 30 minutes before we landed. It was the longest 30 minutes ever! Plugged in as soon as I could to start reading again. I'm normally a graphic novel reader so this was my first 'book book' in years and it's got me back into reading 'proper' books again so, thank you!

Leonora

( Reader )