A Wish and a Contest

Hi all! I hope you’re enjoying the holiday weekend.  Today is the day we recognize all those who have fallen in service of our country.  Of course, it never hurts to send a wish and a prayer to all those who have left this world before us, making us the individuals we are today.  A huge Thank You winging skyward.   Just wanted to announce as well that I’m blogging at Get lost in a Story blog on June 1st (www.GetLostInAStory.blogspot.com).  We’ll be running a rafflecopter to award two copies of Charming the Professor to those leaving a comment.  The
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Exciting news! Charming the Professor

Charming the Professor is a finalist in BOTH the National Readers Choice Award and the Prism award (Time-Travel/Steampunk Div.)  Winners to be announced this July at the RWA National Convention.  Cross your fingers for me 🙂

In a Heartbeat

Transplanted hearts can hold memories. They can give voice to the dead. And they can hold the key to identifying a serial killer. Assigned to do an audit for an old client may finally give Certified Public Accountant Angela Blake what she really wants: independence from a family that’s been overprotective for far too long. Her recent heart transplant has given her a new lease on life and she’s ready to live. The demanding new CEO of Hayden Industries may be distractingly sexy, but Angela’s audit reveals troubling hints of deception. What is he hiding? Hank Renard never wanted to
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Charming the Professor

The Charm Gates have stood at The Court of Two Sisters for more than a century with no one guessing the secret they hold. A jealous vindictive Spanish queen and a blackmailed alchemist have encased French “charm teacher” Madeline Charlebois’s essence inside the gates, at least until a grieving professor touches them during a storm and Madeline tumbles out, not in her own 19th century Spain, but in 21st century New Orleans. Quantum physics Professor Grant Stewart has mourned his wife’s death for the last three years. But he must move on for his young daughter’s sake, the child who
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What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been

I clearly remember an evening in June 2006 when I pitched two manuscripts to two different agents at Lori Foster’s Readers and Authors Get Together. I wore my “power suit.” You know, the outfit that makes you feel professional and put together. For me, that was a black column dress (which I doubt I can still fit into) with a longish black jacket. It must have worked as both editors later bought my manuscripts. You’ve heard about the first manuscript to sell. The Education of Mrs. Brimley went on to win the Golden Heart the following month. But I’m not
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May Coming Attractions….

Welcome to MAY!!  It’s supposed to be Spring in the USA, but I just saw Bandita Susan posting about how cold it is where she lives. And a Bandita Buddy posted from Colorado, showing snow on the ground.  OMGosh!! Mother Nature is NOT happily bringing spring. It was 56 degrees at Bandita Jeanne’s son’s baseball game today. Not.  Even. Close. To. Warm. However, we’ve got warmth in the Lair, as usual. Bandita Jeanne will be on on the 8th, for her usual post.  She’ll also be hosting two guests this month… One is a fabulous author and media consultant Amy
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