Monday, July 18, 2016

Yummy 2-minute Creole Fudge #Recipe plus #GoodreadsGiveaway on @leeann1117 #Blog

Today I'm being hosted by on the blog of a writer and dear friend, Lee Ann Story. I found a wonderful old Creole cookbook in a used bookstore and today I'm sharing a great fudge recipe from the book. It's cooked in the microwave. You know I love anything chocolate!

Here's the link: http://ow.ly/lYTh302lQ9H


You can still enter the GoodReads Giveaway to win a print copy from Kensington Books. Click on the cover. Giveaway ends Thursday.



Hope everyone has a great Monday. If you are in the heat zone like me, stay safe. I'm in the writing cave where it is cool working on the final edit of Everything His Heart Desires.


Saturday, July 16, 2016

#SundaySample from One Week in Your Arms #GoodreadsGiveaway


As he watched her, he thought of the call she’d received last night. “Do you and your ex keep in touch?”
Instead of an answer or comeback, she looked at the ocean.
Inside him, a voice protested as he walked over to where she stood. Leave it alone. But there was something he had to know. He stopped beside her and stared out at the horizon where the whitecaps rolled along the surface of  the water. “It’s not over between the two of you, is it?”
She turned to go and he caught her arm. He wasn’t going to let her go until she answered his question. A deep breath escaped her lips and she finally lifted her face. That’s when he saw a tear glisten on her cheek.
His gaze followed its fall as she said, “I told you it’s complicated. Okay?”
He wiped the tear from her cheek with his thumb. “Does he know you’re here with me?”
“No. He doesn’t even know you exist.”
Her words came as a blow. “You never told him about us?”
“I never told anyone about you.”
He looked out the window again as a tic created a notch in his jaw. “Sure,” he said in a rough voice. “There was no reason to say anything about us.”
 “Let it go,” she said softly.
He had been trying to let it go for a long time. “Have you let it go?”

Hope you enjoyed this clip from One Week in Your Arms featuring Brett and Marla, former lovers who have been reunited for a week in paradise. If you love a romantic book with a touch of humor and heartache, this is a must-read. It is due to be released in September but it's available now for pre-order. Also, the publisher, Kensington Books, is hosting a GoodReads Giveaway. Enter: http://ow.ly/cj6M30253OK  And, if you are signed up with Net Galley, the book is available this month for review requests. 

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Monday, July 11, 2016

#GoodreadsGiveaway Win a copy One Week in Your Arms via @LyricalPress #Fabulous

Starting Monday off right with a book giveaway for the first title in my Love Heals All series!!! You can win a print copy of One Week in Your Arms from the publisher, Kensington Books. All you gotta do is go over to Goodreads and throw your hat in the ring at Goodreads Giveaway

While you're there, don't forget to add the book to your "To Read" list. 

I call One Week in Your Arms my secret baby, second chance romance because the story is all about both of those as Dr. Marla Grant is reluctantly reunited with her ex-lover, billionaire Carson Blackwell. She didn't know about the billionaire part when she had a fling with him and years later, he doesn't know that fling produced a child. Besides the obvious drama, the story has some fun moments because Marla is a Tennessee country girl.

I actually consider myself a Tennesseean because that where all my ancestors lived and my parent were from Tennessee but we ended up living on the Mississippi side of the Tennessee and Mississippi state line. I live in Burford Pusser "Walking Tall" country. Anyway, Marla's character was fun and easy to write. I have told some of my friends who have read my short stories Marla has a little Darlene in her. Darlene being my redneck Marilyn Monroe wannabe. 


Have a good week!  I've got to get back to work on the third book in the series. 


Friday, July 8, 2016

Ways to Make It Through the Dog Days of Summer



What are the dog days of summer? It is considered the hottest part of the summer from July 3 to August 11. Why is it called dog days? Sirius, the Dog star, rises at the same time as the sun during this time period and it's a time when it's so hot, it saps your energy. Usually, this time period is always associated with lethargy. I totally understand that. I went out today and even the wind was hot. Thank goodness for air conditioning. 


I'm one of these people who likes to be in an air conditioned place during the dog days. I don't do outdoor stuff. I did that one time on the fourth of July and never again. I thought I was gonna die from heat exhaustion, and it wasn't even worth it. I mean, it was just a bunch of people and kids running around an old historical courthouse, barbecue, vendors selling arts and crafts, political speaking, tribal dancers and some bluegrass music. I'm like I just wanna go home where's cool and never do this again.

But if you do get out or if you have children you are taking out for the day, remember to stay hydrated. Drink water and don't be too active. Avoid being outside in the middle of the day. Heat can kill you. Please remember to wear sunscreen whenever you're outside and put it on your kids. Especially the ears and the back of the neck. Wear a hat with a brim. Teach your kids to wear one. Years from now, you won't regret it. 

But if you're like me and don't want to be out in the heat, settle back with the A/C going and watch some good television or read a good book. Lyrical Press has a great giveaway going that features a cute backpack and eight print books. Check it out here: http://kensingtonbooks.tumblr.com/dateventure



Monday, July 4, 2016

Great #Romantic Idea and Romance from @AuthorTinaGayle

I'm welcoming Tina Gayle to my blog today. Tina Gayle grew up a dreamer and loved to escape into the world of books. After years of working in the business world doing a variety of jobs, she decided to try her hand at writing. Her books touch the heart and show the true joy of being a woman.

And, peeps, she has some good advice for a romantic idea...
"Young or old, we all enjoy a night out. Instead of going to the same old place, try some place new. Maybe a place with music for dancing or a winery for a tasting.There are all sorts of new things to try. Do it with your lover and make a new memory."

You can find Tina all over the place. She loves to party.

Home - www.tinagayle.net
Blog - www.tinagayle.blogspot.com
Twitter - https://twitter.com/#!/AuthorTinaGayle
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/tina.gayle
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Tina-Gayle/e/B002BM9GR8
Google + - https://plus.google.com
Linkin - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tina-gayle/11/689/759

Now here's some info about one of her books!

Sylvia Donovan is emotionally wounded from the unexpected death of her husband and still haunted by their last conversation: his request for a divorce and his confession of love for another woman.  Her husband gone, her only daughter off to college, Sylvia faces the challenges of learning to live alone and move on with her life.

Vince Wilshire, enchanted with Sylvia, is more than willing to do what it takes to capture the heart of the hurting and untrusting Sylvia.

Can he help her forget the past and make her believe in love again?




Excerpt for CFO’s Affair

A knock sounded on the window beside her and she jumped. Her head swiveled around and she stared at the man looking at her through the window. 
Vince Wilshire's handsome face could make any woman melt with desire. With it so close to hers—the glass being the only thing separating them—a rush of adrenaline swept into her system. She leaned sideways in her seat and knocked her hand against the steering wheel. The horn beeped and she muttered, "Damn it, Knox, why did you..."
The sound of his laughter sent anger flooding through her, the muscles in her arms tightening with the need to strike out. She lowered the phone and clicked the disconnect button in retaliation to his attempt to manipulate her.
Vince opened the driver's side door and cold air rushed into the car. "Hey, beautiful, are you heading inside?"
"What is this? Are you guys ganging up on me?" Sylvia ignored the man beside her and glanced in the rear view mirror, checking to make sure her tears hadn't caused any lasting effect.
A warm hand landed on her shoulder and Vince toyed with her hair. "Not at all, I like the idea of entering the building with a gorgeous woman on my arm."
"Right," she protested and stuffed her phone into her purse before turning to stare into his bedroom-brown eyes. The spark in their depths had her reevaluating her impression of the man. Yes, he had the face and body to rival every other Casanova in the world, but he also had a sense of humor. That alone sent a shiver of awareness through her.
She fought the desire gathering in her stomach and waved her hand at him so he'd move out of the way, letting her exit the car. "Did Knox make you wait out here in the parking lot to make sure I would come inside?"
Vince grinned and held her door open while she stepped onto the asphalt. His gaze fell to her legs.
She stared at her new, high-heel, red pumps and silently prayed she wouldn't land face first in the dirt when she tried to walk across the pitted parking lot in them. 
  A low whistled sounded beside her. "Man, are you ever hot." 
She ignored the comment and didn't turn until she heard the car door slamming closed. "And there's not a woman you've ever met you haven't wanted."

Read 1st chapter at http://www.tinagayle.net/CFO'sAffairChpt.htmlhttp://www.tinagayle.net/CFO'sAffairChpt.html

Buy Link is http://bit.ly/CFOaffair

Read the first chapter of any of her books by visiting her website.

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July!! How did you celebrate? Are you hung over? Sunburned?