Monday Mayhem – Mmmmkay?

Hiya gang!

How’s it going? I’ve been completely…lazy. Okay, maybe not completely. I did have a release last week – Yay! Spring Chickens!

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Also available in paperback for those of you who wish to bump the old cover off the shelf, though I imagine I may be giving away a signed copy or two once I get mine.

In other news: I added about 4k to Bossy Pants on revision. For those of you who don’t know, Bossy Pants is the follow up to Three Little Words

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It features Greg’s best friend and perennial bachelor, Will Tarrant. Will is a bad boy who may be just a tad misunderstood. He also looks a suspiciously like Dermot Mulroney.

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Funny how that happens.

I am also getting the rights to Seducing Steve back and will be preparing to revise and re-release it as an self-published title. 🙂

And did you know that every Sunday I post 8 sentences from one of my works on my blog? It’s part of the Weekend Writing Warriors challenge and it’s a lot of fun!

In other news:

  • Had a hot writing date with the fabulous Parker Kincaid on Saturday, and got the scoop on what’s been happening with her Shadow Maverick Ranch cowboys – all I can say is it sounds yummy!
  • Received print copies of novella bundles submitted for RITA award consideration. The Last First Date in print and with the Harlequin logo on the cover. I might have geeked out just a little.
  • I’ve started my tenures as President of the Diamond State Romance Authors and Vice President of Passionate Ink RWA, so I will soon be a Google Hangouts master.
  • The not-so-new-anymore day job continues to be a vast improvement in terms of mental/physical health as well as general happiness.
  • Took Fodder to pick out his first-ever pair of prescription eyeglasses. Don’t be surprised if you start seeing some hot professor types popping up in my work.

Other than that, I’ve been spending a lot of time on Netflix, but I’ll save that for Fangirl Friday. I’ve also started a book I’ve been waiting for, but that falls under Whatcha Reading Wednesday, so I’ll just ask…What have you been up to?

 

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Happy New Year!

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The Winner of The Last First Date and Lisa Fox’s fabulous One Kiss is:

Lindsay Cross!

Congratulations, Lindsay and thank you all for stopping by to check out my new blog. I hope to have more fun and giveaways for you all in 2015!

 

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Weekend Writing Warrior – 12/28/14

 

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The winners of the Amazon gift cards are:

Neva

Veronica

and

Jess

Thank you all so much for making 2014 a great year!

This week, I’m sharing 8 from my New Year’s Eve gone wrong story, The Last First Date:

“You seriously think I let my grandmother set me up on a blind date on New Year’s Eve in hopes of getting laid?”

“Maybe?”

Reluctant laughter expelled a little of the heat inside him, but he still simmered when she met his gaze. The stark vulnerability he saw in her eyes leached the fight from his bones. “Trust me, if I was after sex I’d keep my grandmother as far from the mix as humanly possible.”

Jessica looked up at him from under her lashes. “If not sex, then why? I can’t imagine you have a hard time finding a date, and you don’t strike me as the kind of guy who can’t get enough of doing the Electric Slide.”

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Be sure to check out all of the Weekend Writing Warriors excerpts and come back next year!

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Weekend Writing Warrior – 12/21/14

Happy holidays, my friends! I cannot believe this year is winding down already. I want to thank you all for reading and sharing with me, so I may have a little something up my, ahem, stocking. Stick around after the 8 to find out. 🙂

One last post from my new release, Three Little Words – available now from Kensington/Lyrical.

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“I changed my mind. Is that okay?”

Unable to resist, he caught the droplet on the tip of his index finger. The water soaked into his skin, cool and refreshing, a sharp contrast to the relentless heat pumping through him. Steam from her shower fogged the mirror behind her. He trailed his damp finger over dewy skin to the knot of terry cloth between her breasts. “Better than okay.”

Holding his gaze, she slipped her fingers under his and gave the towel a tug.

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It’s never too late to make the best impulsive decision of your life.

Jo Masters isn’t the party girl she used to be, but now that she’s a woman without obligations, she’s ready to recapture a little of her misspent youth. Her niece’s wedding, with its open bar and dark dance floor, proves to be the perfect opportunity to let loose.

Gregory Stark is just trying to make it through his son’s wedding day… and make some time with the gorgeous brunette on the bride’s side of the aisle. His kid’s wedding probably isn’t the best occasion to put the moves on the sexy woman, who introduces herself only as ‘Josie’, but his best friend is closing in on her too and he has to act fast. With a couple of tequila shots under his belt, Greg propositions Josie — and neither wants to refuse.

Pre-order now at: AmazonAppleB&NGoogle ~  Kensington Kobo

Comment on this post and I will give three-yes, magic number three-$5 Amazon gift cards as my little thank you for input and support this year! Winner will be drawn at random from comments posted before noon 12/27/14 and announced in next week’s post!

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Weekend Writing Warriors – 12/14/14

Once again, I’m sharing parts of this month’s new release, Three Little Words – available from Kensington/Lyrical TOMORROW, December 15th! Check it out:

The throaty rasp in her voice tied his gut in a knot. “You’re lucky I came along to save you.”

Those lush lips curved, nudging her cheekbones and a breathtakingly appealing dimple appeared. “Am I?”

Greg fixed her with a stern glare. “He’s no gentleman.”

“And you are?”

Lowering his head, he answered with a, “Yes,” that sounded more like a resounding hell no.

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It’s never too late to make the best impulsive decision of your life.

Jo Masters isn’t the party girl she used to be, but now that she’s a woman without obligations, she’s ready to recapture a little of her misspent youth. Her niece’s wedding, with its open bar and dark dance floor, proves to be the perfect opportunity to let loose.

Gregory Stark is just trying to make it through his son’s wedding day… and make some time with the gorgeous brunette on the bride’s side of the aisle. His kid’s wedding probably isn’t the best occasion to put the moves on the sexy woman, who introduces herself only as ‘Josie’, but his best friend is closing in on her too and he has to act fast. With a couple of tequila shots under his belt, Greg propositions Josie — and neither wants to refuse.

Pre-order now at: AmazonAppleB&NGoogle ~  Kensington Kobo

That’s all for this week, friends! Be sure to check out all of the Weekend Writing Warriors excerpts!

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Weekend Writing Warriors – 12/7/14

I have a new release this month! A few of you will remember it, because I shared bits as I was writing it. Well, Three Little Words will be available from Kensington/Lyrical on December 15th, and I can’t wait to share it with the world. It’s a little sweet, a little slapstick, and holy cannoli it gets hot! Check it out:

“Tequila, three shots.”

Once upon a time, three was her magic number. The key to managing everything life had thrown at her. Good and bad. The magic of three stopped being effective not long after she’d turned thirty–a bitter disappointment she’d never managed to reconcile with herself. Turns out, fate had her number in another way.

Well, screw fate. She’d played the good girl long enough.

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It’s never too late to make the best impulsive decision of your life.

Jo Masters isn’t the party girl she used to be, but now that she’s a woman without obligations, she’s ready to recapture a little of her misspent youth. Her niece’s wedding, with its open bar and dark dance floor, proves to be the perfect opportunity to let loose.

Gregory Stark is just trying to make it through his son’s wedding day… and make some time with the gorgeous brunette on the bride’s side of the aisle. His kid’s wedding probably isn’t the best occasion to put the moves on the sexy woman, who introduces herself only as ‘Josie’, but his best friend is closing in on her too and he has to act fast. With a couple of tequila shots under his belt, Greg propositions Josie — and neither wants to refuse.

Pre-order now at: AmazonAppleB&NGoogle ~  Kensington Kobo

That’s all for this week, friends! Be sure to check out all of the Weekend Writing Warriors excerpts!

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Weekend Writing Warriors – 11/30/14

Thanks for sharing my excitement over the Hot Nights in St. Blaise boxed set release!

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I’ve been sharing bits and pieces from the series all month and today I have 8 lines from book #12, Daring Miss December – also a 2014 Passionate Plume finalist!

“It won’t change the fact that we’ve slept together—”

“No one can prove that.”

“I would never deny it,” he said with quiet finality. “I won’t make us a lie, Anne.”

Oliver rose from the chair, unfolding his lanky frame inch by gorgeous inch. When he stood tall and proud, he tugged his cuffs from the sleeves of his flawlessly tailored jacket and shrugged. As if tossing away the career he’d built over the course of a lifetime meant less than nothing.

“As a doctor, I can tell you that not loving you would be the worst possible threat to my heart health.”

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Straight-laced hospital administrator Oliver Watkins has the heart of a rebel.

Coming of age in the free-wheeling seventies meant that Oliver’s rebellion manifested itself in always doing precisely what he was expected to do.

With his wife gone and his daughter grown, the survival of St. Blaise Regional Medical Center has become his main focus in life. That is, until the results of a routine blood test give him the nudge he needs to indulge in forbidden fruit.

Dietician Anne Silverstein has enjoyed a smorgasbord of experiences, but none shaped her life more dramatically than finding a lump in her breast at the ripe old age of twenty-six. In the years since she triumphed over death, Anne has learned to embrace life by taking each new day as it comes.

When Ollie Watkins, stumbles into her office looking for more than a few tips on lowering his cholesterol, throwing caution to the wind is a no-brainer for free-spirited Anne. But the home remedies Anne and Oliver cook up together leave them both ravenous for more. Suddenly one finds one day at a time is not enough and the other fears it’s way too much.

Don’t forget, all the set includes all 12 novellas for only $0.99, but only for a limited time! If you read something you like, please tell your friends!

That’s all for this week, but be sure to check out all of the Weekend Writing Warriors excerpts!

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It’s release day!

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HOT NIGHTS IN ST. BLAISE by Maggie Wells

The Complete Calendar Collection – January – December

Welcome to St. Blaise

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.

Limited time price only $0.99!

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Weekend Writing Warriors – 11/23/14

This is it! The whole Hot nights in St. Blaise series will be available in a boxed set later this week!

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I’ve been sharing bits and pieces from the series all month and today I have 8 lines from book #8, August Awakening – A 2014 Passionate Plume finalist and the cover shot that graces the whole boxed set!

“Chunky Monkey girls don’t fool around when it comes to matters of the heart. You’d better be careful.”

“Huh?” He blinked, taken aback by Doreen’s dire warning.

“It’s the bananas, I guess.” She tossed off a shrug as if he was supposed to be keeping up. “I still say any woman who wants to shackle herself to one man is bananas, but you can’t tell a Chunky Monkey girl anything.” A small, sly smile tilted her lips.

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The only things Jennifer Clyburn admits being addicted to are Caramello bars, shoe sales, and diet cherry Cokes from the Sonic. But there is one advantage to being ordered to attend alcohol awareness classes—she gets to spend a good hour each week ogling local bad boy, Alex Stephenson.

Once the crowned prince of St. Blaise, Alex grew up spoiled rotten and cocky as hell. The world was his oyster up until the day everything spun out of control. The red Corvette he got for his eighteenth birthday was a total loss. So was the sixteen-year-old girl in his passenger seat.

Ten years later, scarred and broken, Alex is back in St. Blaise leading the local recovery meetings and hoping to spare someone the guilt and grief he’ll carry with him the rest of his life.

Jenny Clyburn seems to be the kind of good-time girl he used to love, but he’s smart enough to recognize the demons that drive her. Her smart mouth is temptation incarnate, and her docile nature a siren song. Unable to resist, Alex takes it upon himself to teach her the best ways to master her impulses and surrender to that which she can’t control.

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That’s all for this week, friends! Be sure to check out all of the Weekend Writing Warriors excerpts!

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Weekend Writing Warriors – 11/16/14

Psst! Guess what today is? It’s my birthday!

To celebrate, I thought I’d share 8 lines from one of my personal favorites in the Hot nights in St. Blaise series, book #7 Roman Candles:

His fingertips dug into her hips and she circled them in a move he could only call retaliation. Grinding his molars, he relaxed his grip. “Are you going to kiss me or what?”

“You said you were going to follow my lead,” she reminded him.

“I suck at following, but I’m an excellent beggar.” His body bowed as the plea rolled through him. “Please.”

“Oh, you are good,” she murmured.

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Pediatrician Mario Debrizzio is a single woman’s dream come true. He’s successful and confident, owns a gorgeous old home that cries out for a family, and is as talented in the kitchen as he is in the bedroom.

But when he loses his cool on the job, Dr. Debrizzio finds himself front and center with SBRMC’s chief headshrinker. Dr. Sophie Bernard is more than pleasant to look at, but the last thing he wants is to let the woman who has already messed with his head go poking around in there.

No amount of distance can keep Dr. Sophie Bernard safe from the memory of the scorching kiss she and Mario shared at the SBRMC Christmas party. The man was hot as a firecracker and every bit as dangerous. She was also married at the time…technically.

Long after her divorce is final, Sophie fights the attraction. But when Mario holds a flame to her fuse, her fear and frustration explodes into a passion that burns up the hot summer night.

Don’t forget – the boxed set comes out the week of November 25th, and you will be able to grab all 12 novellas for just $0.99!

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That’s all for this week, friends! Be sure to check out all of the Weekend Writing Warriors excerpts!

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