Saturday, December 31, 2016

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

Making this little seconds-long video was harder than you'd think! My son and I had to try several times to get it just right. 😊
Here's my message to all of us for a Happy New Year:
Dear Past, thanks for all the experience.
Dear Future, you're a blank page and I'm determined to write a better story every year.
Cheers to you and yours for a great 2017! ❤️


Friday, December 23, 2016

Happy Holidays!

Just wanted to take a moment to say Happy Holidays to all, from my family to yours! Wishing you peace, joy, and happiness throughout the New Year. ❤️


Saturday, December 10, 2016

Great quote for a winter day.

A great quote for a cold day. 
And a good day to be inside, writing! 

If you haven't heard of, It's a great site a friend pointed me to. Photographers generously post photos there to be used by the public. This photo is by Gretchen (@blithesomegirl).


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thank you to all my readers!

I am so thankful for all my readers. Thank you! Wishing you a day filled with everything you enjoy. Happy Thanksgiving Day to you and yours! ❤️❤️


Monday, November 21, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving Week

A nice quote for any time of year. ❤️


Friday, November 18, 2016

Five Shows to Check Out if You Like Romance

Just for fun (and in time for the weekend), I thought I’d post a quick list of five shows I suggest checking out the next time you’re searching for something to watch. All are based on novels (except for the fun bonus choice at the end). Some of these you may already know, but a couple may be new discoveries:

1. Poldark (PBS series). Season 1 is available on Amazon Prime.
Worth it for the shirtless brush-cutting scene in Season One alone. ha ha 😊 Aidan Turner (the actor who plays Ross Poldark) has such a sexy, mischievous smile and when he lowers his voice, I defy any human woman not to get a little weak in the knees.
Oh, and it has great theme music, too.

2. North and South (BBC four-part miniseries, streaming on Netflix).

The BBC’s Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle gets all the attention (well deserved!) but this BBC period drama is excellent, too. The way Richard Armitage looks at Daniella Denby-Ashe at the end and finally kisses her will put a swoony smile on your face, guaranteed. You’ll be left wondering why Richard Armitage isn’t in more romance roles.

3. Far From the Madding Crowd (feature film). Available on HBO.
Talk about a great kiss, the scene where Matthias Schoenaerts finally kisses Carey Mulligan is just about as perfect as it gets. Beautiful music, dramatic tension, great acting, and a long, sensual kiss filled with all the longing built up through the entire film. I'm a hopeless romantic and I loved this movie. Wish I could knock myself out and forget it so I could watch it again anew. 😉

4. The Night Manager (AMC six-part miniseries). Available on Amazon Prime.
Two words: Tom Hiddleston. ha ha
This isn’t a romance but it’s still sexy, and one scene in particular you’ll thank me for. But wait, didn’t Tom Hiddleston go a little off the rails with that whirlwind Taylor Swift romance, you ask? Yes, Loki got a little carried away, but we forgive him. 😉 We're all just hoping that when he donned the “I love T.S.” tank top it didn’t crush his chances to become the next James Bond. (He's in the running.) I’m still rooting for him. There’s something in his eyes. He’s the perfect combination of good and sexy.

5. Outlander (STARZ series)
We’ve all heard of Outlander (I even saw a car on the freeway the other day with a “Sassenach” vanity plate) so I won’t say much more than this: It’s good. Season one is best. You'll like it. Enough said. 😊

6. Bonus Choice! The Guest (feature film) Streaming on Netflix.
This isn’t a romance by any stretch, but I included it on the list for the simple fact that if you enjoyed Downton Abbey you’ll be thoroughly amused seeing Matthew Crawley kick ass and take names. And the scene when he steps out of the bathroom in a towel was an eye-popping surprise. Who knew Dan Stevens was hiding washboard abs under those period costumes? And that mischievous smirk? Probably my favorite scene is when he carries in two kegs, single-handedly, to a party and then blows smoke rings. It’s all completely ridiculous, and I hope they make a sequel. 😄

Enjoy! And if you’ve seen any of these and have a comment (or other suggested shows or movies to watch), please share! ❤️


Friday, November 11, 2016

Thank you to all veterans

Happy Veteran's Day ❤️


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Vote for your favorite books in the Goodreads Choice Awards!

Delighted to hear that my books are getting Reader's Choice write-in Votes on Goodreads! Encourage you all to vote for your favorite books!


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Check out the 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Finalists

Love all the finalists' photos, but this is one of my favorites. You can view all the finalists and the winning photos from last year at this link:


Sunday, October 30, 2016

Milk Chocolate Is Better Than Dark, The End.

Love this articletoo funny, and true. With Halloween around the corner, it's a good time to talk about chocolate.


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Beautiful Sand Art

I wanted to share some really cool sand art someone made at the beach nearby.  I love that someone took the time to create something so beautiful and ephemeral. Hope they do it again.


Sunday, October 2, 2016

Fall Paperback Sale!

Who loves Fall? I do! Check out the October Special for the Guardian Series, paperback format. Regularly $9.99, now only $7.99.


Monday, September 26, 2016

One of my favorite author quotes.

One of my favorite author quotes.

Thought this would be a good way to let you know that I decided to write one more book in the Guardian Series to bring the story full circle. I was halfway into a completely new book when I kept getting story ideas and I would write them down and then more would come and I'd write those down, too, and so on and so on until I couldn't ignore it anymore and I finally just started writing it and now I'm in the midst of writing two books at once. Ha! Not sure when it will be available -- I never know how the writing process will go. Have I said before how hard writing is? ; ) Especially when you love your characters as much as I do. They feel real to me and I want to give them (and you, the readers!) a satisfying culmination of all the characters' stories that feels right and true. Stay tuned ...


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Today is "International Day of Peace"

Today is "International Day of Peace" -- wishing peace, harmony, and goodwill to all.


Friday, September 16, 2016

It's Read an eBook Day!

Thousands of books available to read wherever you areI even read them on my phone! #eBookLove


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Thursday Thoughts: one of my favorite quotes

"The cure for anything is salt water—tears, sweat, or the sea."


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

It's National Read a Book Day!

It's #readabookday! (which is like every day for me, to be honest) 
Why not start with a romance? ❤️


Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Guardian Series is now available in paperback!

The Guardian Series is now available in paperback as well as Kindle format!


Monday, August 29, 2016

"Guardian" is a Featured Book this week!

I'm pleased to say that Guardian was chosen as a "Featured Book" on!

Check out the site! It's really great--it rates all books for content/ages to help you choose. A great resource!


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Find out how it ends! Revelation is available now!

Now you can find out how it all ends! Revelation, the final book in the Guardian Series, is available now on Amazon!

I hope you enjoy the final chapter in Declan and Alexander's story!


Monday, August 22, 2016

Revelation will be available this Friday! ❤️

Revelation will be available this Friday! ❤️
In Revelation, an ancient, sinister evil comes to San Mar, causing Declan and Alexander to have to fight once more to protect their future. New, shocking secrets are exposed and in the final showdown between good and evil, the two lovers may have to choose between life and death, right and wrong, and a mortal life together. 
Will they finally be free of the dark forces against them? Or will they be forced to make the ultimate sacrifice for a greater good?


Sunday, August 21, 2016

August is National Romance Awareness Month 💕

August is National Romance Awareness Month!
Here's to more romance in all our lives. 💕
Read about it on Huffington Post ... 


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

"Late Night Books and Reviews" gives Fallen 5-stars ★★★★★ !

Check out the latest review of Fallen and a great site to find your next read: Late Night Books and Reviews.

"This book has it all, romance, passion, friendship, mystery and suspense. I highly recommend the Guardian Series. 
Five STARS ★★★★★"


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Guardian Series now available on Amazon!

The Guardian Series is available now on Amazon
(Revelation is coming soon on August 26th!)


Saturday, July 9, 2016

Friday, July 8, 2016

I'm happy to announce "Fallen" will be available tomorrow on Amazon!

Fallen (Book 2 in the Guardian Series)

In Fallen, Declan and Alexander find themselves finally able to surrender to the powerful desires they were forced to resist. But will they be able to truly put the past to rest? 

Old enemies return, determined to seek revenge, and an even greater evil is revealed that threatens their hopeful future. In a dangerous game of cat and mouse the two lovers endure a painful separation, and after a devastating betrayal they find themselves apart when they need each other most.

A guardian falls, buried secrets are revealed, and danger is closing in…