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It's here!!!!!

My latest release hits the shelves today and I don't want you to cringe but ... there's a little bit of holiday in the book. Just a little bit! You can get over that it's too early for me, right? You know the rules, keep an author employed, buy her book when she sweetly begs. :) So I introduce you to CHASING CHRISTMAS EVE.

If you're new to my Heartbreaker Bay series, this book stands alone. If you've been reading along, then you'll remember sexy, genius, slightly geeky billionaire Spence, right?

I thought that might jog your memory. :rose: Anyway, I'm sorry it's so early but I promise that Spence and Colbie are so hot and so very funny that you won't mind too much there's a teeny, tiny bit of Christmas in the book...

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Yesterday I went out to breakfast for lunch (my favorite thing to do) with Alpha Man. As we were leaving, I slowed and stared at the huge bowl of candy at the hostess area. And then, outside, this conversation took place. AM: Need a cold shower?

Me: What are you talking about?

AM: You were staring at that guy...

Me: What guy?

AM: The one that looks like he'd fit right in on one of your covers.

Me: There was a hot guy and I missed him?

AM: What were you looking at?

Me: The Kitkat bars in that bowl!

Alpha Man about busted a gut laughing. I'm still bummed I missed the hot guy. And how sad is it that my eyes honed in on the candy over said hot guy in the first place?????

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Happy Hump Day

Since I've been an absentee blogger for a week now (shame on me) I'm giving you not one...

but two...

Happy Hump Day/writing inspiration pics. Am I forgiven?

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Tuesday Tidbits

My yesterday: 1. Got out of bed to the puppy hurling. Best sound to wake up to ever... NOT. 2. Ate the last of Youngest's Boy's cereal -- and then denied it. 3. Found out that LOST AND FOUND SISTERS is still selling in print in Target! 4. Cried over writing The End of my next summer's book... Which I can't tell you about but SOON!! 5. Burned my toast and it was the last piece of bread in the house.


The tales of Frat Boy & Dumb Ass

I am HARD at work, writing outside in the woods as I tend to do. I have Frat Boy and Dumbass with me, and lo and behold, a group of five guys on bikes come through. All shirtless. All very nicely ... proportioned. And what does Dumbass do? She leaps up from her nap at my feet and goes postal, scaring one of the guys into falling over. I pretended I didn't know her but proud of herself that she's conquered this threat, she trots right back to me. Gah. Dumbass is banned from writing time until further notice...

A bargain!

How would you feel if you ran into the guy you lost your virginity (and heart) to ... a decade later? This is what happens to Lotti when Sean O'Riley shows up at her B&B. Yes, this is Sean from the Heartbreaker Bay series, and his story, HOLIDAY WISHES, is only $0.99! If you're following my Heartbreaker Bay series, you know about bad boy Sean. If you're not following the series, it's never too late! All the books can stand alone so you can start anywhere, but why not start with one that's only $0.99? :)

It'll be available in print as well but those buy links aren't up quite yet. For now you can get Kindle and other versions like Nook or iBooks as well.

So what do we say, worth preordering for $0.99? Spread the word! :)

Happy Hump Day

Doing something different today, using real life heroes for my writing inspiration!




and here's my own pic with Alpha Man and Middle's dog Dobby aka Dumbass.

Sensing a theme? There's just something about a real guy and his dog... Anyone agree?

Monday Madness

So not too long ago I was using Find My Friends app to stalk my children as I like to do... and it showed Oldest in ... Ontario, Toronto. As in Canada.

Odd, as she's never been to Canada. I texted her and she didn't respond. So with visions of her having been kidnapped (what? I'm a mom, I worry!), I texted The Boy. HE texted right back that yes, he had eyes on my daughter AND her phone and, as he assured me, they were not in Canada, 2,500 miles away but in the city. As in San Francisco.

An hour later I checked Oldest's "dot" on the app. Now it showed she was at a winery in Sonoma.

I again texted Oldest. She answered this time and said nope, she was not at a winery in Sonoma but still in the city and that she would tell me when and if she changed locations.

Fine. But naturally I couldn't help but peeking at the app once more later that night. It showed her at Disneyland. I resisted calling her, you should be very proud of me. But Find My Friends app? You need to lay off the crack pipe, that's all I'm saying.


Alpha Man put in a very long day on the lake working Disabled Sports, which he's been doing several weekends every summer for fifteen years now. He came home completely sun and wind burned. Day two, I forced him to wear sunscreen and a hat, which just happened to be a Giants hat. Oh and I have I mentioned he's half deaf? This is how just one of our many of our conversations went: Alpha Man: I look ridiculous.

Me: You look like a Giants fan.

Alpha Man: Good, because I am a vagina fan.

Me: No, I said ... you know what, never mind.

Want one?

Hey, got some of these in the mail... CHASING CHRISTMAS EVE in August!

Chasing Christmas Eve

Who's interested in one? This is Spence's story, if you're following the Heartbreaker Bay series! The books all stand alone so you can start with this book if you're new, no worries! Sexy billionaire slightly geeky genius Spence, for your reading pleasure!

Okay, okay, so that's Tom Hardy but let's pretend it's Spence... :)

What are you listening to?

I have a $10 iTunes gift certificate, and here's what I want to know. What are you listening to? My hiking music list needs an update. I let certain people in this house upload me some of their stuff . . .

It was very nice of them (pic is of Middle and Special Edition), and it's nothing personal, but their music hurts my brain and threatens to shake the fillings right out of my head.

So I'm asking you. Whatcha listening to? What must I have?

Dead pup walking...


Dobby, aka Dumbass: Satan, I love you. I want to marry you and have your kitties.

Satan: Look at me and die.

Dobby: I can't stop looking at you, you're so beautiful.

Satan: You're a dead puppy walking and you don't even know it.

(Caption this pic and I'll draw three names from the comments. Winners can pick my upcoming HOLIDAY WISHES or CHASING CHRISTMAS EVE!)

Happy Hump Day

So I went looking for a pic of the hero I'm writing now (and I'm not quite ready to talk about him, but SOON!) and couldn't find what I was looking for. So I decided to try it from another angle...

And wala!!! (I think it's the dimples that sold me...) :)

Couple of things to note!

1. Accidentally On Purpose is on digital sale everywhere for $1.99! 2. Don't forget to preorder CHASING CHRISTMAS EVE! 3. And then there's my $0.99 novella HOLIDAY WISHES!! 4. Happy Hump Day!

That's my baby. On a cliff...

So Oldest went backpacking at Half Dome in Yosemite. If you've ever had the chance to see Half Dome in person, then you know how amazing a place it is. I'm betting at the very least you've seen pictures of the glorious peak in calendars and art galleries or online. Bet you haven't seen this picture. Oldest after an all day climb. She's the little dot on the cliff.

Here she is on the right with her friends. I look at this picture and can feel my womb clutch. That is my baby. On a cliff. On purpose.

I can't even climb a ladder without getting dizzy. Boggles the mind, doesn't it?