New blog features

Just wanted to give you a heads up on a couple of new features I have planned for my blog. You ready for this?

Friday Flashers

Starting in March I’ll show you a bit of the delish on my mind that week in my new Friday Flashers feature. It may be a peek at a past or upcoming publication, a glimpse of a plot bunny hopping around in my head, or even the occasional bit of flash fiction whipped up for the occasion.

I also plan to participate in the Weekend Writing Warriors challenges staring in March!

Hope to see more of you!

Smooches!

Maggie

 

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Winner!

The winner of my Love is In the Air blog hop giveaway is:

Sassy Chassy!

Thank you for stopping in to say hello!

More giveaways to come!

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Love is in the air!

 

“Te amo”

“Je t’aime”

Ich liebe dich

“I brought you a Route 44 Diet Coke from the Sonic.”

There are hundreds of ways to say “I love you”, but if you’re not paying attention they might get lost in translation. Learning to speak each other’s language is one of the most intriguing aspects of falling in love, and the things we don’t say speak even louder than ardent declarations. It took a long time to become fluent in my husband’s language of love.

You see, like the characters in my latest novel, Spring Chickens, he’s a southern man and I’m a Yankee girl. Technically, we both speak English, but they are radically different dialects. When the air turns cool and damp, I may say, “It’s going to rain”, but my sweet talking southern man would tell you, “It’s fixin’ to come a storm.” When we go shopping, he pushes a ‘buggy’, but I use a ‘cart’ to carry my groceries.

Like any dedicated couple, we say the words every day, but they don’t always come out in the form of “I love you.” Most days they go something like this:

“I mailed your package.”

“Thank you. I thought I’d make that pasta thing you liked for dinner tonight. That sound good?”

“Great. I’m gonna pull the washer out. Your pink socks fell off the pile, and I think I saw your Steak ‘n Shake shirt back there.”

 “I’ve been looking for that shirt!”

“I figured there was a reason you were rooting through my drawers.”

“You love it when I root around in your drawers.”

“I do.”

“I do. too.”

What about you? How do you and your loved one say I love you?

Comment below to be entered to win digital copies of Jumping Mr. January and February’s Fling – Books 1 & 2 in the Hot Nights in St. Blaise series! I will draw a winner after 11:59 PM February 14th. Good luck!

Be sure to to click the linky to see all the fabulous sites taking part in the blog hop and stop by each one for more chances to win!

Love is in the Air Blog Hop 2013

1.  Under the Covers (Host)   59.  Close Encounters with the Night Kind    
2.  The Jeep Diva   60.  Taboo Reviews by Lolita    
3.  Kindles and Wine (INT)   61.  Kerry~I am a book addict…and proud of it (INT)    
4.  Amber Lin   62.  Desiree Holt    
5.  Addicted2Heroines   63.  Read Our Lips! Book Review Blog    
6.  Miss Vain’s Paranormal Fantasy (INT)   64.  Romancing the Dark Side (INT)    
7.  Queen of All She Reads (Int)   65.  Nya Rayne    
8.  Queen of the Night Reviews (Int)   66.  A Little Bit of Spice (INT)    
9.  Lea Barrymire (INT)   67.  CS Maxwell ~ Where’s My Muse (US)    
10.  Book Monster Reviews   68.  Darkest Addictions (Int.)    
11.  Cocktails and Books (int)   69.  Simply Ali    
12.  Reading Romances (INT)   70.  Goldilox and the Three Weres (INT)    
13.  Dakota Trace   71.  Sara Daniel    
14.  Isabelle Drake   72.  AJ’s Reading Nook (INT)    
15.  Nicole Morgan   73.  Blackraven’s Erotic Cafe (INT)    
16.  Diane Thorne – Erotic Romance Author   74.  Blackraven’s Reviews (INT)    
17.  Cabal of Hotness (INT)   75.  The Readers Roundtable (INT)    
18.  lisa beth darling   76.  Dark Divas Reviews (INT)    
19.  Ren’s Little Corner (INT)   77.  Another Look Book Reviews (INT)    
20.  DMG-Spike (INT)   78.  Paperbook Queen (INT)    
21.  The Secret Sanctuary of Books (INT)   79.  The Book Tart    
22.  Dianne Hartsock (INT)   80.  Delighted Reader (US)    
23.  Happily Ever After – Reads (INT)   81.  Kristine Cayne    
24.  Books of Love (US Only)   82.  Dana Delamar – Romantic Suspense (INT)    
25.  Kallypso Masters   83.  Ju Dimello (INT)    
26.  DC Juris   84.  Helena Harker    
27.  Billi Jean   85.  Evelyn Jules    
28.  Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews   86.  Maggie Wells    
29.  Bianca Sommerland   87.  Donna Cummings (INT)    
30.  Kindred Dreamheart (INT)   88.  HEA Romances With A Little Kick    
31.  Paige Tyler   89.  Amanda P @ Paranormal Romance    
32.  Hot Listens (INT)   90.  Amanda and Dawn @ Lets Get Romantical(DOM)    
33.  Serenity Woods (INT)   91.  3 Partners in Shopping USA    
34.  Maxine Mansfield   92.  Deal Sharing Aunt USA    
35.  Rhys Astason (INT)   93.  Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews    
36.  Natasha Blackthorne ~ Erotic Romance (INT)   94.  Bonnie Bliss    
37.  Day Dreaming Book Reviews   95.  Michelle Clay    
38.  LITERAL ADDICTION (US & Int)   96.  Natalie-Nicole Bates (INT)    
39.  Dani Harper, PNR author, (INTL)   97.  Author Julieanne Reeves    
40.  Nite Lite Book Reviews (INT)   98.  Christine@ RCJR eZine Blog    
41.  Book Lovin’ Mamas   99.  Ann Cory (US/CAN)    
42.  I Smell Sheep (US)   100.  Nancy DiMauro    
43.  Scarlett Sanderson (INT)   101.  Eleni Konstantine    
44.  Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy   102.  Nicky Penttila    
45.  Rhian Cahill (INT)   103.  The Book Referees    
46.  Tabby @Insightful Minds (INT)   104.  Blakely Chorpenning    
47.  LaVerne Clark – Novel Natterings (INT)   105.  Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews    
48.  Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Reviews {INT}   106.  Susan D. Taylor    
49.  Riverina Romantics (INT)   107.  Rhonda Laurel    
50.  Book Savvy Babe (INT)   108.  Lily Harlem    
51.  Cari Quinn (US & INT)   109.  Hannah Fielding Romance Novelist (INT)    
52.  Patricia Leever   110.  Aubrey Watt (INT)    
53.  Wendi Zwaduk   111.  Normandie Alleman (US & INT)    
54.  Megan Slayer   112.  Book Sniffers Anonymous (INT)    
55.  Talk Supe   113.  J. Kenner    
56.  Lee Brazil   114.  Mary @SweepingMe (Int)    
57.  June Kramin   115.  Avalon (worldwide)    
58.  Romance Book Club   116.  Novel Reflections (INT)  

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Birthday blog for Evelyn Jules!

It’s my BFF’s birthday – it’s one of the big-ends-in-a-zero birthdays! Sending out big peanut butter wishes and kisses to my partner in crime, Evelyn Jules!

To celebrate, I turned the tables on my favorite girl and asked her to answer the same questions she tossed at me when I visited her blog earlier this month. Check out her answers and be sure to wish her a happy birthday in the comments!

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Hi, everyone! I’m so happy to be here today, on this, the day of my birth! I had so much fun with these interview questions. I hope it gives you all a chance to get to know me better!

Describe yourself in three words. Quirky, happy, peanut-butter-addict

Any nicknames? One of my buddies calls me Julyn. I’d rather not talk about my other nicknames. There are scars. 😉

What was your favourite Christmas present? My favourite present of all time has to be the 10 free lessons at Circus School. And a close second is my moon shoes.

What’s your dirtiest secret? One time I smeared Nutella all over my face. And I liked it.

In your opinion, what’s the most important part of the sandwich? This is a really tough question for me to answer. Obviously the bread is important. But I think the condiments can make or break a sandwich. The condiment quotient is key.

As authors we tend to have to research many bizarre and unusual topics. What’s the strangest thing you’ve Googled research-wise? Well, I wrote a story set in a penis museum. *nods* It’s possible I researched things such as ‘the length of a crocodile’s penis’.

What was your favourite childhood toy? Fisher Price Little People. I still have them. And their bus. And their house. And their pool. And all their little cars….

Share your favourite word or phrase with us. Positivity! I can’t help it. I just love the word and everything it represents. It makes me ridiculously happy. It’s my mantra.

Do you believe in love at first sight? I do. I’ve never experienced it personally—not yet, at least—but I do wholeheartedly believe in it.

What writing accomplishment are you most proud of and why? A few weeks ago that penis story I mentioned became a print. I mean, it’s part of an anthology which is now in print. I’m so touched that my first print is a penis print. I’ll stop saying penis now.

If you had the opportunity to live one year of your life over again, which year would you choose? Hands down, 2012. It was the best year of my life. I accomplished so many things I never dreamed possible.

What’s the funniest/weirdest/dirtiest status message you’ve posted on a social networking site? @EvelynJules I think my closest friends are the ones I can call a filthy whore and get away with it.

Quick and dirty:

Cake or pie? Can’t I have both? Oh, fine. I choose rainbow chip cake with whipped cream icing.

Jocks or nerds? I’m gonna have to say jocks, ‘cause I’m a bit of a jock myself.

Coke or Pepsi? Um, water? I don’t like pop. 😛

Boxers or briefs? Boxers.

Poolside or beach? I am a total beach girl. I get sand in bad places.

Pancakes or waffles? How about a panfle?

Baked or fried? The health-conscious, salad-eating side of me will kick my butt for this, but gimme the fried food. Guhhhhhhh.

Aaaaaand, last but not least, tell us about your new book!

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Cheapskates in Love is a romantic comedy that pokes fun at the world of online dating.

Here’s the blurb:

It’s couples’ skating night down at the local rink and Elena Armstrong can’t seem to keep her cocky jock blind date around long enough to knee him in the balls. Sadly, she was too much of a cheapskate to pay for a membership to an online dating site and based everything on Leonard’s personality profile alone. Big mistake.

At the opposite end of the rink, Ben Kessel, another cheapskate on a blind date with Iris, the ice princess, is having a similarly miserable time. Elena, a hater of all things sports-related, inches out into the skating world butt-first and collides with Ben. After sharing their hilarious and horrifying dates-gone-wrong stories, the two disappear and make everything right again on the floor in the players’ dressing room. Almost everything. They forget to exchange numbers. Now these two cheapskates need to make the ultimate sacrifice: pay for a membership to the online dating site so they can track each other down. But is the possibility of love really worth the price of $24.95 per month?

My Cheapskates are available at the following locations:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Cheapskates-In-Love-ebook/dp/B00B14OMZI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358281364&sr=8-

Turquoise Morning Press Bookstore: 1&keywords=cheapskates+in+love+evelyn+jules

http://www.turquoisemorningpressbookstore.com/products/cheapskates-in-love-by-evelyn-jules

All Romance eBooks: http://www.allromanceebooks.com//product-cheapskatesinlove-1043038-149.html

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/274775

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I’d love to chat with you all some more! Come visit me at my website! http://evelynjules.blogspot.ca

I’m on twitter https://twitter.com/#!/EvelynJules and facebook http://www.facebook.com/EvelynJules too!

Thanks so much for hosting me, Maggie! This was a blast! 🙂

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Six Sentence Sunday – 1/27/13

This week, I’ll be sharing six sentences from book #2in the Hot Nights in St. Blaise series – February’s Fling – releasing this week!

Don’t miss book #1 – Jumping Mr. January available NOW from Turquoise Morning Press!

Welcome to St. Blaise, Missouri: Home of The Men and Women of St. Blaise Regional Medical Center

When the St. Blaise Regional Medical Center Board of Directors hired hometown girl, Beth Watkins, to jump start their public relations, they never imagined she’d be stripping their most prominent doctors, nurses, and support staff down to their birthday suits in order to beef up the hospital’s bank account.
Six men and six women were chosen to represent the best and brightest of this little town nestled in the heart of the Mark Twain National Forest. They also happened to be the hottest tickets in town. Soon the fundraising calendar is spiking temperatures throughout the Show Me state, and the men and women of St. Blaise are setting their small-town nights on fire.

February’s Fling

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Having a tough enough time reestablishing her credibility in the wake of the calendar’s success, Sharon Malloy refuses to jeopardize her career for a fling with an inappropriate man. No matter how badly she aches to be flung.

The sexy Finance Administrator may be fresh off the world’s most amicable divorce, but she’d long passed the age of giving in to reckless impulses. The problem is, when Chad Holgren touches her, it doesn’t feel reckless. It just feels right.

Sharon’s determination to play it cool only fuels Chad’s fire. Determined to prove he has what it takes to make her happy, he puts her through her paces time and again, stretching the boundaries of their relationship and hanging on tight when Cupid’s arrow catches them both with their pants down.

Six sentences from February’s Fling: (warning – naked yoga ahead!)

“Prayer position,” he whispered in her ear. Taking hold of her wrists, he kept his gaze locked on the mirror as he guided her into the pose. When her palms touched, he covered her hands with his. “Look.”

Sharon slowly lifted her gaze to meet his in the mirror. His dick nestled into the crevice of her ass as he tipped his chin to the ceiling and arched back into a sun salutation.

Watch for the entire HOT NIGHTS IN ST. BLAISE series coming in 2013 from Turquoise Morning Press!

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Cover lover!

I have all sorts of new artwork. Want a peek?

February’s Fling – Turquoise Morning Press – release week January 27th

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March Madness – Turquoise Morning Press – release week February 25th

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Love Letters Vol. 1: Obeying Desire – D is for Detained – Carina Press – release week April 8th

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Smokin’ Hot Firemen – Rescue Me – Cleiss Press – release July 2013

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Six Sentence Sunday – 1/20/13

This week, I’ll be sharing six sentences from book #2in the Hot Nights in St. Blaise series – February’s Fling!

Don’t miss book #1 – Jumping Mr. January available NOW from Turquoise Morning Press!

Welcome to St. Blaise, Missouri: Home of The Men and Women of St. Blaise Regional Medical Center

When the St. Blaise Regional Medical Center Board of Directors hired hometown girl, Beth Watkins, to jump start their public relations, they never imagined she’d be stripping their most prominent doctors, nurses, and support staff down to their birthday suits in order to beef up the hospital’s bank account.
Six men and six women were chosen to represent the best and brightest of this little town nestled in the heart of the Mark Twain National Forest. They also happened to be the hottest tickets in town. Soon the fundraising calendar is spiking temperatures throughout the Show Me state, and the men and women of St. Blaise are setting their small-town nights on fire.

February’s Fling

February

Having a tough enough time reestablishing her credibility in the wake of the calendar’s success, Sharon Malloy refuses to jeopardize her career for a fling with an inappropriate man. No matter how badly she aches to be flung.

The sexy Finance Administrator may be fresh off the world’s most amicable divorce, but she’d long passed the age of giving in to reckless impulses. The problem is, when Chad Holgren touches her, it doesn’t feel reckless. It just feels right.

Sharon’s determination to play it cool only fuels Chad’s fire. Determined to prove he has what it takes to make her happy, he puts her through her paces time and again, stretching the boundaries of their relationship and hanging on tight when Cupid’s arrow catches them both with their pants down.

Six sentences from February’s Fling:

“Breathe in,” he whispered.

The hard ridge of his erection wasn’t going to help her bike-short-wedgie situation. “I feel that.”

“Feel what?” he asked, not bothering to smother the chuckle in his voice.

“Are you just happy to see me?”

He pushed her t-shirt higher, slipping his fingertips under the wide band of her sports bra and whispered, “So happy.”

Watch for the entire HOT NIGHTS IN ST. BLAISE series coming in 2013 from Turquoise Morning Press!

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Six sentence Sunday – 1/13-13

Here’s my entry for the Six Sentence Sunday swap-a-roo. Also, I’m at Delilah Devlin’s blog today. Be sure to stop by and say hello!

This week, I’m sharing six sentences from book #2in the Hot Nights in St. Blaise series – February’s Fling! Don’t miss book #1 – Jumping Mr. January available NOW from Turquoise Morning Press!

Welcome to St. Blaise, Missouri: Home of The Men and Women of St. Blaise Regional Medical Center

When the St. Blaise Regional Medical Center Board of Directors hired hometown girl, Beth Watkins, to jump start their public relations, they never imagined she’d be stripping their most prominent doctors, nurses, and support staff down to their birthday suits in order to beef up the hospital’s bank account.
Six men and six women were chosen to represent the best and brightest of this little town nestled in the heart of the Mark Twain National Forest. They also happened to be the hottest tickets in town. Soon the fundraising calendar is spiking temperatures throughout the Show Me state, and the men and women of St. Blaise are setting their small-town nights on fire.

February’s Fling

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Having a tough enough time reestablishing her credibility in the wake of the calendar’s success, Sharon Malloy refuses to jeopardize her career for a fling with an inappropriate man. No matter how badly she aches to be flung.

The sexy Finance Administrator may be fresh off the world’s most amicable divorce, but she’d long passed the age of giving in to reckless impulses. The problem is, when Chad Holgren touches her, it doesn’t feel reckless. It just feels right.

Sharon’s determination to play it cool only fuels Chad’s fire. Determined to prove he has what it takes to make her happy, he puts her through her paces time and again, stretching the boundaries of their relationship and hanging on tight when Cupid’s arrow catches them both with their pants down.

Six sentences from February’s Fling:

“Ask me into your room, Sharon.”

His lips grazed hers—too soft, too fleeting, not nearly enough. Hot breath. Hard man. Hammering hearts. Holy shit, she was going to do this.

Watch for the entire HOT NIGHTS IN ST. BLAISE series coming in 2013 from Turquoise Morning Press!

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Six Sentence Sunday – 1/6/13

Thanks for your comments last week. The winner of the FEBRUARY’S FLING ARC is Laurie!

This week, I’ll be sharing six sentences from THIS WEEK’S release – Jumping Mr. January – book #1 in my Hot Nights in St. Blaise series. I’m also giving another ARC of February’s Fling, so be sure to comment and be sure to look for a new story each month!

Welcome to St. Blaise, Missouri: Home of The Men and Women of St. Blaise Regional Medical Center

When the St. Blaise Regional Medical Center Board of Directors hired hometown girl, Beth Watkins, to jump start their public relations, they never imagined she’d be stripping their most prominent doctors, nurses, and support staff down to their birthday suits in order to beef up the hospital’s bank account.
Six men and six women were chosen to represent the best and brightest of this little town nestled in the heart of the Mark Twain National Forest. They also happened to be the hottest tickets in town. Soon the fundraising calendar is spiking temperatures throughout the Show Me state, and the men and women of St. Blaise are setting their small-town nights on fire.

Watch for the HOT NIGHTS IN ST. BLAISE series coming in 2013 from Turquoise Morning Press!

Jumping Mr. January

When she pitched the idea for The Men and Women of St. Blaise Regional Medical Center fundraising calendar to her Board of Directors, Beth Watkins thought she wrote the perfect prescription for the small town hospital’s budget shortfall.

The moment she got a green light, Beth went after the man she wanted to be her Mr. January and so much more. She had no time to waste. Hunky EMT Robert ‘Spence’ Spencer was leaving for medical school within weeks of the photo shoot she arranged and there was no way on earth Beth was going to miss the chance to sneak a peek at her old high school crush in all his glory.

Focused and dedicated, Spence wants bigger things than his hometown can offer, but when brainy, sexy Beth Watkins breezes back into St. Blaise with a plan that includes getting into his pants, he finds she is the one woman who can offer him something he doesn’t want to refuse.

Six sentences from Jumping Mr. January

“Say it.” The words tumbled from his lips, low and urgent. Spence refused to cringe. He wouldn’t be ashamed of the need fueling them. He’d handed his dreams over to her. The least she could do was give him the love he knew in his heart was already his.

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