Booty!! Prizes for Two Days

I hope you don’t mind me combining the prize announcement for two blogs days in one post.  I’m lazy.  I admit it. 🙂 The winners to a digital copy of IN A HEARTBEAT from the release day are: HELEN and HEATHERCM and for the San Diego post with the press question – A digital copy of IN A HEARTBEAT for pure determination and effort goes to: COLLEEN C. AMY CONLEY and LANEY4 The best way for me to get the prizes to you is for you to send me your email.  If you could send it to DMacWeb@wowway.com, I can
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Back from San Diago

Hi Everyone! Time for another Travelogue 🙂 .  I’m back from the RWA convention in San Diago and have to say, I had a blast!  We stayed at the beautiful Mariott Marquis which is right on the harbor.  I found this statue by the harbor.  I think the same statue is placed wherever there’s a naval base. 🙂 The temperature stayed in the low 70s with bright sun and few clouds.  Couldn’t ask for better weather. Perfect for kites.  Here’s two we saw flying side by side in a beautiful clear blue sky. My husband and I arrived three days
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In A Heartbeat Release Day!!!!

Today’s the day!  I’m releasing a newly acquired “old” release, IN A HEARTBEAT. A few months ago, I shared some of the challenges in updating this story from its 1990s origins, but I thought I’d tell you how this book actually came about. When I first started writing, I wrote a book I called The Flame of the Dragon. Don’t bother looking for it.  The manuscript is still gathering dust bunnies under my bed – but who knows?  One day I’ll drag that one out. It was a romantic suspense – woman in jeopardy book that once finished, finaled in
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FIreworks and new releases, it must be July!

Hi all – Just wanted to make a few announcements – July 1st, Trish is starting the day with a bang!  She’s hosting a Facebook launch party to celebrate A RANCHER TO LOVE and to let everyone know that Harlequin is changing the name of her line of from Harlequin American Romance to Harlequin Western Romance.  Be sure to check it out.  She’s got a line-up of authors giving some great giveaways.  A wonderful way to celebrate July!   https://www.facebook.com/events/1016375275111149/ Here’s another super July event.  More than 50 authors will be participating in a July 4th historical romance sweepstakes.  I’ll be one
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The Magical Worlds of Gail Z. Martin

Hi, Everybody! Bandita Jeanne and I are cohosting today’s guest, author Gail Z. Martin. Gail writes epic fantasy, urban fantasy, and steampunk, both novels and action-packed short stories. Her work has appeared in over 30 US/UK anthologies. She and Jeanne are both in a new urban fantasy box set, Modern Magic, and Gail has a new short story collection, The Shadowed Path, starring one of my favorite ever characters, smuggler and swordsman Jonmarc Vahanian (see the yummy cover below!). Today, Gail’s going to talk to us about magic in epic fantasy and urban fantasy. Welcome, Gail! So what makes magic work in different fantasy
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Officially Summer!

Hi all – Monday was the official start of summer, or at least the longest day of the year.  What does summer mean to you? I’d like to say that to me it means long stretches on a beach with the sound of waves thundering nearby, but Ohio isn’t close to an ocean and I’m not fond of swimming in a lake so that aspect is more of a fall activity in our household.  We wait till school is back in session and the beaches aren’t as crowded when we go on a vacation.  This was the beach along the
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John Adams for President….No, not really…

Now don’t get worried or gear up for a political discussion here…. I absolutely refuse to talk politics in my favorite place to escape, The Bandit Lair. PLEASE do not bring this current election here. Okay, thanks. That said, I was rereading the John Adams Biography by David McCullough and thinking that things have changed, and yet not.  There was plenty of mudslinging and downright lies back in the “good old days” too, when it came to politicking.  Adams and his rivals were just that, rivals, and had little good to say about one another. A friend recently said –
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Meet Jan Scarbrough

If you like horses and small towns, you’re going to love Jan Scarbrough and what better time than now when Mercer is on sale for .99.  Here’s her inspiration for the book and her blurb. When Maddie James suggested we write a contemporary Western series together, I was in. Over time we developed the idea of a Montana family complete with a patriarch, James, and his second wife, Liz. I was tasked with writing the first book about stepbrother Brody, a Professional Bull Rider. Then Maddie wrote about James’ children—Callie and Parker—by his first wife. I wrote the story of
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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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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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