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It’s True: All You Need is Love

Sir Paul McCartney’s a pretty smart fella: turns out, all you need is love.
Well, laughter, hope, tolerance, patience, a willingness to evolve (proportionately) together, and a healthy dose of friendship don’t hurt.

1994

Twenty years later, there’s a little more baggage on the hips, a smattering of wrinkles, and a couple patches of grey hair … but my husband and I are still the same hopeful, happy kids we were at 21 and 22. Now we’ve got a wonderful son, a happy dog, and a world of possibility leading us into the next twenty years … and beyond.

I hope you’ve already found the love of your life and are making memories exponentially. If you haven’t, pay attention … and when you find him or her, act fast!


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Black Friday Blog Hop with @DecadendPub

Congratulations! You survived another year with your family at Thanksgiving! Obviously, you didn’t kill each other because you’re jumping along on this Decadent Publishing Black Friday Blog Hop. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my site … keep on reading to find out how to enter your name for my prizes.

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I’m a fidgeter. It’s one of the reasons that I like to be busy all the time, whether it’s at work, on the weekends, or on vacation … I need something to do. And spending time outdoors, hiking, riding my bike with the boys, sprinting (read: trotting) across the soccer pitch, or walking the dog is never boring.

I feel great comraderie with Tallulah Murphy and Mitchell Weaver in my 1Night Stand, The Great Outdoors, because they’re also outdoor fans. And since their busy careers keep them indoors more often than not, like me, they dream of getting back to nature when given the opportunity.

Me and the boys (the 41 year old and the 14 year old) aren’t really Black Friday shoppers, though we do keep a “Thanksgiving Friday” tradition of family time. Since the weather is supposed to be pretty again, we’ll most likely spend the day hiking in the great outdoors, with Maggie May the wonder beagle tagging along with us.

As you’re planning gifts for your family and friends this holiday season, you might want to consider planning a trip. Long, elaborate vacations to the Caribbean or Vail are always nice, but weekend locales like Charleston or Asheville are also relaxing and provide great family time. Books are another great gift, so consider filling out your shelves—physical and digital—with your favorite author’s new releases AND backlist. You can find mine here, by the way. 😉

Enter to win a digital copy of The Great Outdoors, and a Fidget Bead Bracelet (continental US citizens only) by answering the following:

  1. Are you a Black Friday shopper, or a Thanksgiving Friday family time spender?
  2. What’s your favorite long weekend destination?

One winner will be chosen on November 24. Be sure to leave your e-mail address along with the comments. It would also be great if you’d LIKE me on Facebook, and FOLLOW me on Twitter.

And don’t forget to hop along to the next blog in the Decadent Publishing Black Friday Blog Hop. There are dozens of prizes to be had along the way. Remember: your name won’t be in the raffles if you don’t leave comments. Good luck!

Thanks, and Happy Holidays!


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Happy Thanksgiving!

Today, I am thankful for my family and friends; my health and happiness; my creativity and the opportunity to spin stories; my freedom and my liberty; and for the hope of a bright future.

I hope you are with someone you love, and love in return, and that you remember to count your blessings today. You might be surprised when you stop and think about how many things you have to be thankful for.

Be safe, be happy, be thankful.


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Final Stop on My Blog Tour: Bookin’ It Reviews and @talinaperkins

What do Paul McCartney and the romance genre have in common?
Check it out at Bookin’ It Reviews today … leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of The Great Outdoors!

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The Great Outdoors Scavenger Hunt: Day Four

You should be pretty stretched out by now. Just one more day until the weekend, when you can hit the trails. Now that springtime is among us, the sun is at a higher angle, so make sure you have new sunscreen for the season. Your local sporting goods shop might even be having a sale on new hiking boots or eco-friendly canteens. Last May I discovered that I was allergic to wasps and bees, and spent the day in the ER. Now our hiking and kayaking outings include my quickie med-kit, with epi-pen and Benadryl in tow. In the fall I discovered I was also allergic to Burts Bees chapstick, and I’ve been afraid to eat any honey since then. Sigh. My quads and calves are nice and loose, and my hiking boots are watching me from the door.

Have you finished reading The Great Outdoors yet? If you liked it, please take a moment and give me a good rating on Decadent Publishing, Amazon, or Goodreads. I would be most obliged, and you’ll get good karma points for a good deed. BIG smile!

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Day 4

  • What are the two titles in my hockey series about the fictional Carolina Oak Leaves?

BONUS 4-A

  • What historical romance author provided a blurb for my first romance,
    The Right Words?

BONUS 4-B
Can you fill in the blank, and tell me which of my recipes I’m quoting?
“I’m typically of the opinion that sweets without chocolate are simply not
worth the ________ .”

PS. Please spread the word. :)


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Happy Pi Day

Fourteen things I love about
Pi Day:

  1. My son was born.
  2. Homemade Moravian chicken pie for dinner.
  3. Pie for dessert.
  4. Albert Einstein’s birthday.
  5. Wearing my Pi shirt from Think Geek (that’s my little Sweet Pea in the middle).
  6. It’s exactly two weeks after my birthday.
  7. My favorite number (4) is in it.
  8. Board games after dinner.
  9. Remembering one of the longest days of my life.
  10. It’s the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.
  11. Johann Strauss was born.
  12. We have a big family celebration.
  13. We take lots of family pictures.
  14. My son was born. Did I say that already?