Monday Mayhem – Home again!

We had a fabulous time on our trip to New Orleans and Vicksburg. Here is the story of our trip in photographs:

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I’m back to work in every way this week. Be sure to look for Paramour in the upcoming Enchanted Lover paranormal boxed set! You can pre-order your copy now at:

Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Smashwords

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In other news, I just typed ‘The End’ on another Maggie story and will be revising and adding to it in the coming weeks. I have an idea for a new series (fired by our trip down the Mississippi) that I’ll be fleshing out, and some edits coming from Kensington/Lyrical.

So yeah, I’m ready to hunker down and get to work.

How about you? What are you up to now that they days are getting cooler and the nights growing longer?

 

 

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Weekend Writing Warrior – 9/28/14

Had a great time at the Diamond State Romance Authors writing retreat last weekend. Clocked over 8k in three days, and now I am within striking distance of finishing the first draft of Full Court Press! Here are another eight:

Poor Brittany glanced down at the tablet in her lap, obviously trying to find the spot in her notes where she lost the thread. Kate almost felt sorry for the young reporter. Like she did when she pounded a Division II school in the preseason using only her second stringers. True champions showed mercy for the teams they outmatched, but she wasn’t about to trade courtesy baskets with a journalist who so clearly had an agenda of her own.

They’d set up this interview for one reason and one reason only. To give someone with a bigger audience than Jim Davenport the scoop. It was time to stop playing cat and mouse with the poor girl. It was just too bad she’d chosen Kate’s man as a stepping stone.

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Monday Mayhem – Drive by posting

I’m just back from a fabulous weekend with some of the Diamond State Romance Authors! We had our annual writing retreat at this weekend and it was incredible. Not only did I add over 8,000 words to my work in progress, but we got to spend the weekend in this fabulous house on Lake Hamilton.

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It even had this fabulous infinity pool (Author Megan Mitcham as Vanna White)

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But we were there for a purpose, and that was to put words on the page. So I wrote. I wrote in the comfy recliner:

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And on one of the nice, shady balconies:

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And for a little while, I did the word putting into sentence doing out by the pool:

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All in all, I added 8,143 to my work in progress. Whoo hoo!

Then I did this:

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When I got home, I got to see the new carpet!

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We still have a lot of work to do on the room, but it’s really starting to come together. I even picked up a pretty piece of inspirational artwork for the big wall:

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So that’s the update on my works in progress. What’s up with you this week?

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Weekend Writing Warrior – 9/21/14

I’m away at a writing retreat and the connectivity is hit and miss, so I have to be quick. Still working on Full Court Press. Wrote these eight while I was here.

 

“What story are you looking for, Davenport?”

“Something better than another up-close and personal with the NCAA basketball’s reigning queen.”

“That’s the only story I have to tell.”

“I bet I can get a juicier story from your lesser half.” He brushed past her as if they hadn’t shared the world’s most anti-climactic courtship. “Tell Coach McMillan I’ll be in touch to set up my exclusive.”

“He won’t give it to you,” Kate called after him.

“He’ll give it to me,” he answered without turning back, “or I’m sending this straight to the Chancellor’s office.”

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Monday Mayhem – An-ti-ci-pation!

This weekend I worked a little and goofed a little. In my book, that’s the best kind of weekend.

I kicked the weekend off by picking up the latest Susan Elizabeth Phillips book, Heroes Are My Weakness.

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I’ve been parsing it out chapter by chapter between construction duties. The walls in the upstairs bedroom/office are up and the seams mudded. The new windows are in. We start priming and painting today and the carpet comes Wednesday.

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It’s bound to be a crazy busy week again. I’m within striking distance of finishing the first draft of Full Court Press and I have a new story to plot. The good news is, annual DSRA writing retreat starts this Friday and I can’t wait! And after that, I’ll be on vacation.

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In other words, this will be the longest short week of my life.

How about you? Anything coming up in your world that’ll make the seconds between now and then drag by?

 

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Weekend Writing Warrior – 9/14/14

A bit more from Full Court Press this week!

“Well, there goes Millie’s publicity plan.”

Squinting up at the other man, Danny shrugged. “Oh, I bet Kate and I can keep fighting for the cameras.”

“Hard to buy a guy and a girl going at each other if you know they’re getting it on at night.” Mike shoved his hands into his pockets and tossed down another put-upon sigh. “Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King never fell in love.”

Danny barked a laugh. “There were reasons for that.”

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I’m perked because I received a couple of fabulous reviews for The Last First Date this week. 5 hearts from Another Look Book Reviews and 5 Lip Bites from Ms Romantic Reads!

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Monday Mayhem – It’s a mess ’round here

Sorry I don’t have anything fun to blog about, we’ve been up to our ears in renovation. We’re finally gutting the room upstairs:

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My handy hubby has been wearing his tool belt and putting this stuff to good use:

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I’m his lovely assistant. My job is to hold things, help him measure, and listen to him cuss. The only thing I can tell you conclusively is that we do not have a wall in this house that is square and true. But we will have walls.

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Eventually.

And one day soon, I’ll have a lovely new office/guest room.

In the meantime, I have dust. Lots and lots of dust.

What’s new in your world?

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Weekend Writing Warrior – 9/7/14

I’m back to working on Full Court Press. In this scene our favorite basketball coach gives her football lovin’ man a little encouragement when it comes to sexy times.

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He scraped his teeth over the flesh at the base of her thumb and she moaned again.

“That shouldn’t be sexy.” Her back bowed and she undulated against him, a slow circle of her hips that proved her theory wrong.

He nipped at the pad of her little finger then pressed a tender kiss to the afflicted flesh. “Is it?”

“God, yes.” She dragged her free hand up the furrow of his spine, then cupped his nape. “But I need your mouth elsewhere at the moment.”

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I hope you liked it! Check out all of this week’s Weekend Writing Warriors and look for my most recent releases at your favorite e-book retailer!

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Boxed Set Bonanza!

Check out these fabulous boxed sets from Turquoise Morning Press – available now for only $0.99 each!

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Unforgettable Heroes is on sale AGAIN! Grab it now!
Eight award-winning and bestselling authors share their favorite contemporary romance heroes—all boxed up for you in one sexy and irresistible package! From a sexy carpenter to magnetic CEO, a rough-and-ready cowboy to a homeless man, a classic car buff, a starving artist, a Latin-style dancer, and an FBI agent—each unique hero has his own story to tell, and a heroine who just can’t forget him. Ever.

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True love may not run smooth, but Love Finds A Way!Four critically-acclaimed, unconventional love stories from popular and bestselling romance authors. Each of these books has a sequel available from Turquoise Morning Press. A great set for fans of series!

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Six sexy stories for sultry summer nights…
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Sweet can still be sexy!
Turquoise Morning Press presents eight sweet contemporary romance stories that will convince you that sweet, can still be sexy! We’ve selected sweet and “sweeter” stories from some of our most popular romance authors to showcase in this set—stories that will take you from the beach to Christmas, from small town to big city, from keeping secrets to building dreams. After all, sweet and sexy romance, comes in all shapes and sizes, right?

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Lies

Sizzling romance. Killer instinct. Which wins out in the end?
Four top-selling authors create a perfect escape as they take love to the edge of suspense and back, risking life, death, and emotional warfare. Sexy, edgy, and gritty, these four romantic suspense novels will keep you turning the pages, as plots rarely go according to plan, and dangerous situations delay the stories’ coming to climax.

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Small town America has its charm—not to mention its fair share of romance and mystery!
Everyone knows small towns have their own unique charm, that’s why they make fabulous settings for stories! Turquoise Morning Press presents the best of their small town settings—all in one volume, and for one very small town price!

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Boxed Set Bonanza!

Check out these fabulous boxed sets from Turquoise Morning Press – available now for only $0.99 each!

Share them with your friends!

heroes

Unforgettable Heroes is on sale AGAIN! Grab it now!
Eight award-winning and bestselling authors share their favorite contemporary romance heroes—all boxed up for you in one sexy and irresistible package! From a sexy carpenter to magnetic CEO, a rough-and-ready cowboy to a homeless man, a classic car buff, a starving artist, a Latin-style dancer, and an FBI agent—each unique hero has his own story to tell, and a heroine who just can’t forget him. Ever.

Buy now at Amazon!

finds

True love may not run smooth, but Love Finds A Way!Four critically-acclaimed, unconventional love stories from popular and bestselling romance authors. Each of these books has a sequel available from Turquoise Morning Press. A great set for fans of series!

Buy now at Amazon!

heat

Six sexy stories for sultry summer nights…
Plus three bonus short stories! All this steam for only $0.99!

Buy now at Amazon!

Sweet

Sweet can still be sexy!
Turquoise Morning Press presents eight sweet contemporary romance stories that will convince you that sweet, can still be sexy! We’ve selected sweet and “sweeter” stories from some of our most popular romance authors to showcase in this set—stories that will take you from the beach to Christmas, from small town to big city, from keeping secrets to building dreams. After all, sweet and sexy romance, comes in all shapes and sizes, right?

Buy now at Amazon!

Lies

Sizzling romance. Killer instinct. Which wins out in the end?
Four top-selling authors create a perfect escape as they take love to the edge of suspense and back, risking life, death, and emotional warfare. Sexy, edgy, and gritty, these four romantic suspense novels will keep you turning the pages, as plots rarely go according to plan, and dangerous situations delay the stories’ coming to climax.

Buy now at Amazon!

small

Small town America has its charm—not to mention its fair share of romance and mystery!
Everyone knows small towns have their own unique charm, that’s why they make fabulous settings for stories! Turquoise Morning Press presents the best of their small town settings—all in one volume, and for one very small town price!

Buy now at Amazon!

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