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Ah the beach

Just got back from a relaxing week at the beach.  Now back to the grind stone.

Summertime Dream by Babette James

Summertime Dream
Babette James
Blurb: The Fourth of July is over, but for these summer lovers the fireworks have just begun.

An unexpected inheritance brings business consultant Christopher Gordon from Los Angeles to quaint Falk’s Bend. He’s carved a week from his demanding schedule to list his great-grandparents’ house for sale and explore his roots. However, disturbing family secrets and the sweet temptation of writer Margie Olsson derail his plans, challenging him to seize the elusive dream missing from his hectic life— love.

A recent brush with death shook Margie’s life, but not her dreams and she’s ready to move forward. Only, standing up to her loving, over-protective family isn’t easy. Helping Christopher explore the derelict mansion and unravel his grandmother’s mysterious past should be a harmless fun taste of independence. But when her experimental summer fling ignites into unexpected love, how can her small town dreams work with his big city life?

Authors Bio: Babette James writ…

It's a Wonderful Christmas Movie...

My top 5 favorite Christmas Movies. In no particular order.

#1 Year Without a Santa Clause.

Growing up in the days before VCR, Beta-max or DVD--hell even Cable, I remember waiting every year to watch this classic it only came on once so its was an event.

#2 A Christmas Story.  24 hour of A Christmas Story every year what could be better. Well maybe winning a major prize from Fragil-E.

#3 The Grinch that Stole Christmas Its a true Classic
#4 A Charlie Brown Christmas-- Is there a truer movie about the spirit of Christmas?

#5 Last but nor least...Its a Wonderful Life no words needed on why,

Honorable mention because they are just too good to not mention. :)
The Santa Clause

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

The Muppets Christmas Carol :)

Did your's make my list?  If not tell me what yours is :)

Time to exercise :)


Waking Up Dead by Margo Bond Collins

Waking Up Dead
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Release Date: October 8, 2013

When Dallas resident Callie Taylor died young, she expected to go to Heaven, or maybe Hell. Instead, she met her fate early thanks to a creep with a knife and a mommy complex. Now she's witnessed another murder, and she's not about to let this one go. She's determined to help solve it before an innocent man goes to prison. And to answer the biggest question of all: why the hell did she wake up in Alabama?


“Hey,” I said, hurrying after the woman. “Wait up.”
“I know you’re not talking to me,” she said. She stared straight ahead and pushed her cart down the middle of the aisle toward housewares.
“I am talking to you. Look. I know this is really weird, but I need your help.”
“Well, I’m not talking to you. I don’t know what your problem is, but you can take it somewhere else.”
I wanted to reach out and grab her cart, to make her stop and talk to me, but of course I couldn’t. Which gave me an idea.
I s…

Character Blog Hop with Haven Pelletier

Last week we put Tony Sherman under the gun this week its time to get to know his heroine Haven Pelletier ...

Thank you for having me here, I have to admit to being a little nervous I am still getting used to being in the Spotlight.

Sorry to be harsh here but I have to ask: what was the appeal of you ex-husband?Honestly I think it started as a crush, the big man on campus liked me, wow he liked me. He was gorgeous and at first charming and fun to be with. He changed slowly but then so did I, I was shallow and self centered and so I wasn’t looking for a great deal of depth at the time. I got what I was looking for a pretty package with not a lot of substance to it.

You talk about how he was always on you about your weight, when you were smaller no less. Yet this was the man who was supposed to love you? Umm…I have always struggled with my weight, I was never the tiny skinny girl and he honed in on it. Made it the button to push. He was very good at making a dig but making it seem like it …

The Aspiring Romance Writers Blog: Casting Call for Aspiring Romance Writers

The Aspiring Romance Writers Blog: Casting Call for Aspiring Romance Writers:    Calling All Aspiring Romance Writers!    Are you currently writing your first romantic novel? Are you pouring your heart an...

Malicious Mischief by Marianne Harden

Malicious Mischief
Marianne Harden
Is it strange to have the unemployment office on speed dial? Not for twenty-four-year-old college dropout Rylie Keyes. However, her current job at a small retirement home is worlds more important than all her past gigs. Fact is, if she loses this job, she’ll fail to stop the forced sale of her grandfather’s home, a modest lakeside bungalow that has been in the family for ages. But to keep her job she needs to figure out the truth behind the death of a senior citizen found murdered in her care.

The victim was thought to be a penniless man with a silly grudge against Rylie. However, his enemies will do whatever it takes to keep their part in his murder secret.

Forced to dust off the PI training she must keep hidden from her ex-detective grandfather, Rylie has to juggle the attentions of two very sexy, very different cops who both arouse and fluster her at the same time. And as she trudges through the case, she has no idea that along the way she just …

Character Blog Hop with Tony Sherman

Today we are interviewing Tony Sherman from Dominique Eastwicks Sherman Family Series his story is told in Tony's Haven

             They call you “Golden Boy Sherman” and say you bring in business to OMD advertising because you’re famous and good-looking. So what are you famous for? I am famous for coming from a rich family and partying. Really not a damned reason I should be famous, I find it stupid, irritating, and idiotic if you must know.

          And why did you choose to go into advertising instead of following in your father’s footsteps like your older brothers?My Dad is a Doctor and I really don’t think I am the Doctor type. My Brothers went into the “family business” well Lucas and Spencer did but although the family company does advertising I really wanted to try and prove myself elsewhere, not that it made a damned bit of difference anyway they still think I only got the job on the merit of my family. I choose advertising because it’s about making people believe they se…

Preach it. :)


Monday Shout Outs November 11th

This week I am doing a shout out for~

 (click on the Authors names to go to their sites)

Wendy Soliman This book I couldn't put down. It's one of the books that you just pick up and you love. Not the typical romance it has a place in my heart as one of my all time favorites. L.B. Gregg

I first feel in love with L.B.'s writing with this series the Men of Smithfield. You can't go wrong with anything she wrote but to me this is what M/M romance should be about.

Sabrina York

Have you ever just read a book and once you have finished you have to reread it again to make sure you read every word. That was what I felt like with this book. I couldn't put it down and I am now hooked on this author.

Karen Hawkins

I have read everything by this author and am never disappointed, but this one is the one I love the most. I love all the brothers in this series...I am thinking its time for a reread. Be back soon.

Desiree Holt

I have to be honest I couldn't pick just one so I closed …