Monday, July 26, 2010

Recommend Monday!

Good Monday!

How was your weekend? Do anything fun? Read anything wonderful? Did you stay cool? This heat is unbelievable, isn't it?

Last week was a busy one for me. I did more shopping than I planned to get ready for the RWA conference. In between shopping, I wrote several pages on SWEET JUSTICE (have I mentioned I'm loving Seth and Honor together?) and read a book. Yes, I do have a recommend! I read Sandra Brown's Envy. That was a recommended read from some of you here and it was wonderful. Lots of twists, turns and surprises. Love those kinds of books!

As many of you know, I'm headed to Orlando for the RWA conference. If you're attending, I hope to meet you and if you're at the Wednesday evening literacy signing, please stop by and say hi. I plan on having chocolate!

So what great books did you read last week that you're dying to recommend? Any new to you authors you're trying? Any soon to be released books you're looking forward to? Share the love with us!

I will have email this week, so feel free to drop me a line. May take me a day or two to get back to you, but I will reply as quickly as possible.

Hope you all have a wonderful week. Stay cool and read some great books!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Recommend Monday!

Good Monday All!

How was your weekend? I know some of you went on vacation or you're still on vacation. If you get a CHANCE, tell us what fun things you're doing!

My week was filled with writing on SWEET JUSTICE, polishing up the synopsis for it and getting ready for the RWA conference. Synopsis was sent on Thursday, writing continues and I'm finding myself way behind on getting ready for conference. When one works in their PJs or sweats for much of the year, going out and shopping for clothes is always a bit of a shock. Why can't all clothes feel as good as pajamas? And shoes with heels? Oh my poor feet!

However, I'm powering on, looking for things that fit, are comfortable and won't make me have to take out a loan. What a challenge!

In between all of this, I did get to finish two books. Yay! I finished Marie Force's Fatal Affair and loved it! Great mystery and wonderful characters. This is the first book in a series, with the same main characters, Sam and Nick. Marie said that Fatal Justice will be out in January and I'm really looking forward to it.

Also, finished Karen Rose's newest one, Silent Scream. Oh my. Sooooo good! Absolutely loved David and Olivia. And can Rose create a nasty villain? Yikes! Karen has posted a epilogue on her website for Silent Scream. I read it last night and guess what, I cried. LOL Imagine that! It was so SWEET!

Forgot to mention that I'm now officially back on Twitter. I admit that Facebook is a more comfortable venue for me, but I need to branch out. Many people love Twitter and I am determined to give it more of a CHANCE this time. You can follow me at

This week, I'll be packing for conference and writing more on SWEET JUSTICE. Have to say, Seth Cavanaugh has got my heart locked up tight. What a man! I cannot wait for you to meet him. And Honor? She is so sharp and savvy. I am so impressed with her. I love this couple together. They have a wonderful chemistry and sparks are flying. Such fun!

I'll be headed to Orlando Tuesday, July 27 and if you're going to conference, I hope to meet you there. Or if you're in the Orlando area on Wednesday, July 28, there's a wonderful opportunity for you to meet hundreds of your favorite authors. The RWA Literacy signing will be at the Dolphin Hotel from 5:30 - 7:30. Here's the link for more information:

If you come for the signing, be sure to stop by my table. Would love to meet you!

Okay, that's it for me. What about you? What wonderful books are you recommending? What's going on in your world?

Happy Monday!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Recommend Monday!

Good Monday All!

How was your weekend? Did you read something fabulous you want to tell everyone about? Please share!

My weekend was good and busy. Did a bit of shopping, reading, housework and just plain old relaxing. Also, wrote a chapter on SWEET JUSTICE. I have to tell you, I'm totally head over heels in love with Seth Cavanaugh. He's one of the sexiest but most honorable men I've ever met. And he is well matched in Honor Stone. She's strong, a bit stubborn and very determined. The sparks are already flying with them. Can't wait until you can meet them both!

I also read a great book! I highly recommend The Chief by Monica McCarty. Loved the story and the characters! It's the beginning of a new series, so you can start from the beginning. I think the next one is out in August. Hope you love it as much as I did!

Oh, something else I did this weekend. I started a Fan page on Facebook. I honestly didn't want to do this because I didn't want to lose contact with people. For some reason, people feel more comfortable being your friend than your fan. However, Facebook only allows 5000 friends and I reached that limit a few weeks ago. So, if you're on Facebook, 'Like' me, if you will. I plan contests every other week or so. Right now, we're having a discussion on favorite LCR books and characters and what secondary character you'd most like to see get his/her own book. I'm collecting comments until noon today and then will give away a signed LCR book of choice to one commenter.

Whew! Guess that's it for me. I'll be in my writing cave (office) most of the week, working on SWEET JUSTICE. Drop me a line if you want to say hi or ask a question. Or comment here.

Now, tell us what wonderful books you're recommending this week!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Recommend Monday!

Good Monday All!

Happy belated Independence Day to America! How was your weekend? Mine was fabulous! Yesterday, I spent the entire day with my family and had such a good time. And, oh man, did I eat! Lots of barbeque, veggies and decadent desserts. Feeling a bit hung over this morning--hence the late blog. But oh, it was wonderful.

Have to admit I was celebrating a bit more than usual. SWEET REVENGE went to my editor on Thursday, July 1. Yay!!!!!! Whew! This one was a close one for me. Thankfully, the Quiet Man and my spirited heroine decided they were ready to share their love story with the world. What a relief! Now, to wait, with fingers crossed, that my editor loves it too!

And SWEET JUSTICE is really taking shape in my mind. The synopsis is almost done and I have to say, I'm so in love with my new hero, Seth Cavanaugh, that I've been sighing an awful lot lately. He made me fall in love with him and cry on the very first page. My heroine, Honor Stone, is such a good match for him. Both are strong, courageous and stubborn. I can't wait to see the massive fireworks that are going to explode between them very soon!

So what great books are you recommending this week? I'm reading two books at once! Amazing feat for a non-multi-tasker. I'm reading Marie Force's Fatal Affair and really enjoying it! This is a reunion romance and will be an on-going series with the main couple being the same for each book. Really looking forward to seeing what Marie's cooking up next for them. Also, I'm reading Monica McCarty's The Chief and am loving it! Has anyone read it yet?

What about you? What have you read? What are you reading? What do you think others should read?

Oh, and in between reading and writing, I'm also counting down the days to the RWA National Convention in Orlando. I leave on July 27 and am so looking forward to it. If you're in that area on Wednesday, July 28, the literacy signing would be a wonderful place to visit. About 500 authors converge for one major signing to benefit literacy. If you're able to make it, be sure to stop by my table and say hi!

Okay, that's it for me. Going to take a long walk and visit with Honor and Seth, then do a bit of reading.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!