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Wel­come! I’m cur­rent­ly in the mid­dle of a Just Romance Me Blog Hop. Just click that ban­ner to join in! It’s a lot of fun, and there’s a Kin­dle Fire up for grabs. I’m shar­ing a few feel-good sto­ries from 2012. Come see!

Work in Progress News ~ Thanks to Twit­ter Hive Mind (specif­i­cal­ly Lea Grif­fith) I have a title for my recent­ly com­plet­ed book! I then sub­mit­ted Tak­ing Her There to a few pub­lish­ers. Now the fun part…waiting. (That’s sar­casm right there). I did post chap­ter one on my site, so you’re wel­come to go read it and see what took me so long to finish.  Now back to work on Dean’s sto­ry. Earth Scents Book Two, ten­ta­tive­ly titled (already! I know!) Ris­ing Heat. I real­ly didn’t get much done at all last week, with Christ­mas fill­ing my time.  I’m just under 9K. Let’s hope I can get into a groove this week.

Favorite Song of the Week ~ Josh Groban sigh has a new album com­ing out soon. This is the first sin­gle.

Tweet of the Week ~ This lady cracks me up:


What I’m read­ing ~ I’m in the mid­dle of Pesti­lence by TA Chase. This is one of four “Horse­men” books, obvi­ous­ly about the four Horse­men. Blurb: Hav­ing lost his wife and child dur­ing the Black Plague, Pesti­lence accepts the fate des­tiny has giv­en him as one of the Four Horse­men of the Apoc­a­lypse. For cen­turies, Pesti­lence did his job, spread­ing plagues and dis­ease around the world. He does it to keep the bal­ance between good and evil, yet he hates every minute of it. He longs to be left alone, but sud­den­ly fate seems to have a dif­fer­ent plan for him.

Search Term of the week aka How Peo­ple Found My Web­sites ~ “can­dy erot­ic south­ern “google­books””. I don’t know what that means, but it sounds deli­cious. And prob­a­bly deep fried.

Book Snip­pet ~ A short excerpt from For a Price:

Nick though, didn’t stop to chat. He con­tin­ued guid­ing her with his strong hand press­ing against her spine, and his long strides led her around the cor­ner of the estab­lish­ment, in the same shad­ows where she watched him before. He took her by both arms, and backed her against the cool brick.

You didn’t answer my ques­tion.”

She could smell his breath. Taste the moist puffs of air against her mouth. Her heart pound­ed in excite­ment. Such high­hand­ed treat­ment should have made her livid, but instead it lit a fuse on a pow­der keg of desire. Look­ing into his appeal­ing face, she couldn’t even remem­ber the ques­tion.

I thought you want­ed to kiss me,” she said almost inaudi­bly.

And then he did. His firm mouth cov­ered hers. She indulged in the scent of his spicy cologne, the feel of his warm lips. She part­ed hers, and bold­ly dart­ed her tongue inside his mouth. Whiskey nev­er tast­ed so damn good.

Okay folks. Have a great New Year, be safe and respon­si­ble. See you next year!

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