Thursday, June 28, 2012

Reluctantly in Love-Out Now!

I am very pleased to announce that my second novel, Reluctantly in Love, is now available!  If you would like to learn more about my latest historical romance novel and where you can purchase it for only $2.99, please click here!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Just for Me-Dear Deer

We've had a lot of deer tromping around our yard lately.  This adorable baby fawn was only about 10 minutes from our house.  Now when I see a deer I get one single song stuck in my head.  Luckily it is the adorable and genius Kate Macucci so I don't mind!  Check out her video!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Flu

I thought that horrible flu seasons were supposed to be when the weather outside was snowy or at least rainy.  Well despite the wonderful new sunshine that Summer has brought us my house is filled with flu.  First it hit me and now my husband is starting to get it too.  Tonight we sat at the table munching on Saltines and salads.

"I'm so tired and sore," I told him.

"Dizzy and headachy," he replied.

We clearly aren't very entertaining or interesting when we're sick!

I hope that everyone else is enjoying a much brighter start to summer and that Kris and I will be 100% soon so that we can celebrate the release of my newest book, Reluctantly in Love, later this month.  Take your vitamin C and check back soon!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Just for Me-Thank you Hater

Cleverpie has figured out the perfect way to deal with the inevitable haters that troll the internet.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Update on Reluctantly in Love

My newest novel, Reluctantly in Love, will be coming out late this month.
Here is a little more about it.

Beatrice Clark has run out of options...

She must escape her dangerous fiancé by ruining her reputation before the wedding can occur. Armed with a sultry red dress and a list of London's disreputable men Beatrice has one night to find the right man.

William Bradley enjoyed his nights of debauchery and found himself at home amongst London's depraved citizens. He never wanted to be the hero to any damsel in distress. But his past is working against him. Forced by his own conscience into helping Beatrice escape her future husband he is now tied into the unwanted role of a woman's savior.
The unlikely pair could fall in love, if they don't destroy each other first.

And a little excerpt for you to enjoy!

“Why do you need a list of men to sleep with? Are you in some kind of trouble?” William asked.
Biting her lip to keep quiet, Beatrice seemed to know that she had already exposed too many details of her plan.

“And if I refuse to go along with this tonight? What will you do next? Will you go to one of the other men?”

At last she looked up at him from where he stood guarding the door. Her face was shadowed slightly by the flickering candlelight in the room. Still the bleak smile on her face pulled at what remained of his heart as she admitted, “Yes, I have to.”

He had not expected such a blunt answer from her. His own response to the statement was equally unsettling. William could not take her for himself but he instinctively knew that he would not let any other man touch her either. He was not used to talking women out of wanting sex, but for her he tried. “You don't want this kind of scandal. No matter what danger you are in there must be another solution. Something like this would end your life as you have known it. Your friends, even your family might turn you away.”

“I know,” she admitted sadly. “But this is the only way that I can think of. I have to do this tonight.”

“Why tonight? Is something about to happen?”

“Please I'm running out of time. If you won't help me then I need to find someone who will.”

William evaluated the situation quickly. The woman knew that she had failed with him. That after discovering her plan he would not go through with it and be a willing pawn in her plot. If he let her leave the room then she might search out one of the other men on her list until she had found one drunk enough or depraved enough to take her to their bed and complete her ruination.

William sighed heavily as he accepted what he must do. “If this is what you want then I will help you.”

Monday, June 11, 2012

Just for Me-The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I was quite surprised when I saw this trailer and how excited I was to watch the movie.  As an official former, and sometimes present, wallflower I enjoy when a movie can catch the feel of the first time that a person no longer feels alone.  I hope the film is even half as good as the trailer!  Happy to see Emma Watson's career grow beyond the Potter Mania.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Birthday and Bites

Ludo unstuffing one of his birthday gifts-Wizard Winnie the Pooh
My husband and I try to celebrate our pets' birthdays.  Mostly it is a good excuse to throw out their ratty collars, buy them a new one, and perhaps a new toy for fun.  All four of our pets, two dogs and two cats, act like puppies and kittens so it was quite a shock to realize that last week our eldest pet, a Newfoundland mix named Ludo, was turning 6.
Hard to imagine the little beasties laying in wait for me!
Part of his birthday treat was a long hike down an old logging road near our house.  Unfortunately that's where the bugs were laying in wait for me.  I came home with only five bug bites but to the new discovery that I am highly allergic to something in their saliva in the Corinth area.  By the next day the bite on my forehead and the one on my arm had puffed out to be the size and shape of golf-balls.  Every day since I've been taking allergy medicines and using creams to keep the swelling and itching to a minimum.  Even three days after our hike the bites are still clearly visible and my forearm has a circular bruise the size of my fist!

Next time I'll remember to put on my bug-repellent spray and stick closer to my husband who had more skin showing than I did but ended up with no bug bites.  I suppose I must taste delicious!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Just For Me-Cumming

I'm going to try something new this week.  Somehow my free time continues to shrink.  I get so busy that even when I try to relax I can't seem to slow down enough to enjoy whatever I'm doing.  Thus my new attempt at a weekly blog post will be...just for me.  A little piece to share with you that helped me relax, laugh, or just take it easy enough to enjoy my day.

This week it is just an excuse to show you why I love Alan Cumming....

Naughty! Naught!  Man I love his giggle at the end!
Hope you enjoyed this week's Just For Me!