For the Love of Oranges...

As you can probably tell by my header, I kind of like oranges. I actually love oranges. I think they are one of God's most perfect gifts to mankind. All that deliciousness wrapped up in my favorite color. In the past few months, I've made two new discoveries in the orange world that I feel need to be shared. My husband is totally unimpressed with my ability to wax poetic about oranges, and I've already raved to him. So now, my friends, you are my captive audience. Well, not really captive, since you can move about the internet of your own freewill. Anyway, on to my discoveries. 

The first one, I found at Walmart - Le Petit Marseillas Orange Blossom Extra Gentle Shower Creme. It is awesome. Totally, undeniably awesome! It's a trip down memory lane, to a time when it seemed like every gift shop in Florida smelled like orange blossoms. On visits to Silver Springs, Cypress Gardens, all those old Florida places that are no more, I'd buy orange blossom scented sachets t…

Easter Sunday Serenade

May your Easter be blessed by the God who created all things, and whose mercy and grace know no bounds! 

Sweetness! (and p.s., I'm baaack)

I knew it had been a while since I posted anything here, but I was really surprised to see it's been two and a half years! I'm also surprised it's only been two and a half years. A lot has happened, most of which I would be crazy to share on a public blog. One thing I did notice is I needed to change my profile to include a granddaughter. At the end of June, I'll have to add an "s" to that. So, life has been crazy, and busy, and sweet the last few years. Although the crazy and busy has been tough at times, the sweet makes up for it. I hope it's been just as sweet for all of you.

Now, just in case you need a little more sweetness in your life, and just in case you're as a big a Disney fan as I am, check out this fantastic new dress shop at Disney Springs. I love it!! I think it warrants a trip to Disney, but I think almost everything warrants a trip to Disney. I just love, love, love the whimsy and vintage look of these dresses. Am I the only one who t…
Happy Halloween! Welcome to the Snarkology Halloween Blog Hop. With over 60 authors participating, there are plenty of opportunities to win prizes, including one of the grand prizes.  

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Coming Soon...

Even though the official release date for Broken Ties isn't November 14, 2014, the pre-order information showed up on Amazon this week! 
I've always dreamed of the day I'd walk in a bookstore and see my books on the shelves. So far, that hasn't happened in the solid, brick and mortar world, but it's still thrilling when it happens in the digital world!

The next few weeks are going to be busy. I'm participating in the Snarkology Halloween Blog Hop all next week. Come back Monday to learn about chances to win great prizes and learn about some great authors on the blog hop!
Then, to celebrate the release of  Broken Ties, I'll be taking a blog tour. I'll be doing a few contests for free books and things during the tour so follow along.
As the holidays approach, I'm looking forward to some other opportunities to get out and meet and greet readers. 
Come back or like me on Facebook to keep track of what's coming up. 

Cowboy Up with Guest Author Andrea Downing

A big welcome to Andrea Downing, author of Lawless Love, Loveland and the soon-to-be-released Dearest Darling. 


With my first book, Loveland, currently on sale until 26th September,  it’s rather a reflective period for me.  I remember the research trip to Colorado and Wyoming I did—the first of several—and the pile of memoirs I consulted to get the language and characters correct.  Other facts I had to research for Loveland were the household products in use in the 1880s, as well as the foods they consumed.  Perhaps the most famous of these for cowpunchers was Arbuckles’ Coffee.  
Right up through the Civil War, coffee was primarily sold ‘green’ to be roasted by the consumer.  This was done in a skillet over the campfire on the range or in a wood burning stove at home in small batches:  while green coffee beans could be stored indefinitely, roasted beans could be rancid within a couple of weeks.  Furthermore, such individual roasting was inconsistent, and one burnt bean could rui…
The Romance Review is having a Fall Into Love Party this month with daily chances to win free books and other prizes. I'm giving away an ebook of The Butterfly Game on September 5th. Just click on the link below the announcement to be taken there.