Two for One Offer — Brenda Novak’s Curated Boxed Sets

  Hi, Readers, I’m very excited to tell you about an EXCLUSIVE 2 for 1 OFFER!! As you know, to help raise money for diabetes research, I’ve joined with Brenda Novak and twelve other authors who have contributed brand-new novels and novellas to create a boxed set titled SWEET DREAMS. This boxed set is available only until June 30, 2015, after which it will be gone forever as a collective work. We’re hoping to reach our goal of $300,000. Purchase SWEET DREAMS (which has a beautifully-written foreword from best-selling author Lee Child!) before the end of May and receive your choice of SWEET TALK
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Accidental Inspiration

True Story: Back in 1971, an advertising executive was flying to London to meet about some radio commercials. Fog caused the plane to be diverted to Ireland.   As the executive waited in an airport café for the fog to lift, he saw other plane passengers chatting and exchanging stories to pass the time. A multi-cultural group, they were sharing something else as well – a passion for Coca-cola. Thus the executive was inspired to write the “I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke” commercial which featured 500 people from around the world singing in the Italian hills. I love
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Bandita Booty

Thanks everyone for sharing the excitement of my Smoke and Mirrors release with me.  As per the random number generator, the winner of the $10 gift certificate is Sandy Wickersham- McWhorter.    Sandy – I need you to go to my website to send me your mailing address so I can mail your card.   Also the winner of the voodoo doll and tea packet from April 23rd (right before I left for Barbara Vey’s in Wisconsin) is Fedora!  I’ll need you to do the same.  If you can send me your mailing address, I’ll get this in the mail pronto.
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Old Dog, New Tricks!

Yeah, that’s me.  Old Dog. I’ve been in a fraud conference the last two days and there’s these presenters – really cute, really funny, smart young guys in business suits (I love a man in a nice fitting suit!), then suddenly I realized – I could be their mom!  So I’m feeling a bit like an old dog today. But Darn it – This old dog done learned a new trick!!!   Today is the launch of my contemporary paranormal short story, Smoke and Mirrors.  This story was actually first published back in 2003 in an anthology called DREAM QUEST
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“Country is Your Core Not Just Your Cowboy Boots” – A Thought From NBC’s The VOICE

So, I like competition shows.  Most specifically, I love NBC’s THE VOICE. (Logo from Wikimedia Commons, via NBC, no copyright infringement intended) I love to sing, I love to hear good music well sung, and *looks around, makes sure no one’s listening* I have a serious crush on Pharrell, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.  SERIOUS crush.  I don’t exactly have a girl crush on Christina Aguilera but I respect her, and I adored Shakira and Gwen Stefani when they were on the show. Don’t even get me STARTED on Usher.  Mmmmmm-mmmmm. Grins. It’s down to the top 6 and I’ve
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Madeline Martin shares her vision

The winners from Madeline Martin’s post are: Staci – for a copy of Deception of a Highlander and E.C. Spurlock for a copy of Core Appeal and 50% off a long distance reading from Michelle Dawnn Congratulations!!  Please go to www.MadelineMartin.com and send her your contact information via her “contact me” page. Thanks for joining the celebration of Deception of a Highlander. 

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Madeline Martin with Positive Inspiration – A Girl’s REAL Best Friend

Hi All – I met Madeline when I taught a workshop in Jacksonville, Florida last November.  Madeline has since published her debut Scottish historical Deception of a Highlander which you can read more about at the bottom of this post.  But first she tells us about the unusual journey she took to reach this incredible place in her life. Sometimes positive inspiration can come from a likely place. As it turns out, my came from an unlikely likely place. I’m going to start this post with a confession: I’m not especially spiritual and am also a pretty hardcore realist. So
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Coming Attractions

I don’t know about you, but it’s BEAUTIFUL around Ohio this time of the year!  Flowers are bursting out everywhere and the trees are blossoming in beautiful pinks, purples and whites.  I’m inclined to spend more time outdoors in May, but then there’s those rainy days when you want to snuggle down with a good book.  Which is exactly what we have for you this month.     On May 1, Tawny’s latest Sexy SEAL hits the shelves.  A SEAL’s Pleasure is hot, hotter, hottest and follows on the heels of her most recent USA Today bestseller, A SEALs’ Secret.
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Engaged in a Worthy Cause

Growing up, in your school, community, or church, you may have heard the admonition to be actively engaged in a good cause. There are so many places for our limited resources – time and money – to go that we may feel overwhelmed sometimes about finding a worthy cause. Many of us donate a portion of our income to our local church or give generously during collection-plate time; others find interest in causes that touch their lives because of family or friends – Breast Cancer Month, Heart Disease, or Domestic Violence. I was raised to believe I should give, not
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Just Like Old Times….

Hey gals and guys! It sure is quiet around here with all the Banditas busily writing away!  Sven is NOT happy with us, but the staff has taken several much needed vacations.  You know, we kept them hopping around here all the time.  No one’s had a vacay in what….nearly 8 years!  Grins. So, anyway, I wanted to let you in on a little secret.  Remember how we used to have Author Invasions, back in the early days?  Some of you will remember us invading the Good Ship Revenge, RomanceNovelTV and many more! Well there’s another invasion today.  A goodly
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