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Archive for December, 2012

Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop AND Christmas Giveaway!

Santa ClausHolidayGiveaway2012 copyThe Mistletoe Madness Blog hop is about to start! There are fun stops and prizes prizes prizes to brighten your holidays at all these stops.
You can also come here and visit the Hop Central!
Leave a comment to win a copy of Two Men and a Virgin, my new 1Night Stand from Decadent Publishing and an Amazon gift card!
Merry Christmas and good luck!

On December 21st only, you can also enter the Big Christmas Giveaway! Leave a comment about why you’d like to win a copy of Two Men and a Virgin and you may be the lucky one there too! Just mark your comment Mistletoe Madness or Big Christmas Giveaway…or comment twice! The winners of the Christmas Giveaway will be announced on http://thiswriterslife.com/ on the 22nd. Lots of prizes to give away this year!

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Not the Naughty List!

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Santa May be putting me on the Naughty List this year! Come visit at the Daily Dose of Decadence and see if you can help me get him or Mrs. Claus to review my book…Two Men and a Virgin!


Two Men and a Virgin…Release Day

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Two Men and a Virgin
Excerpt:Rex stumbled until the armchair hit the back of his knees and he dropped into it. “Andie?”
Paul scrambled to his feet. “How did you get here? Are you here for the holidays, too? Do you—oh no, you didn’t win a date, too, did you?”
She looked back and forth between them, tension in her jaw he’d never seen before. “No, I didn’t.” Tucking her legs up onto the ledge, she wrapped her arms around them and rested her chin on her knees. She muttered something.
“What?” Paul loomed over her like an interrogator. “I couldn’t hear you.”
“I said—” She dropped her stockinged feet to the floor and rose to her full height of five foot two. “I am your date. Both of yours.” Her helpful clarification sent Rex’s heart into the pit of his stomach in shock.
He moved closer. “What are you talking about? Do your folks know where you are?”
“I’m not a child, Rex, of course they don’t know where I am. But I did tell them I had plans for the holidays.” She brought her gaze up to his, and he fought not to smile at her set jaw or her hands fisted on her hips.
“This is impossible…a mistake.”
“I’m sorry you feel that way.” Her defiant stare belied the tremor in her voice, and he longed to comfort her, but was too stunned to behave like a normal person. “I thought we could spend a nice Christmas Eve together, the three of us, but I guess I can see if they have a room in the lodge available.” She reached for her boots.
“Don’t be silly.” His mind raced, trying to assimilate her presence and determine the right way to respond. “You just surprised us.”


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The End of the World…as we know it.

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Next wekk, on the Solstice, the Mayan Calendar ends. Honestly, I think that’s all that’s going to happen, but say the ancient Mayans knew something (and didn’t just run out of room on the calendar). What does that mean to us? Well, for one thing it means that the pile of presents I’ve been gathering for Christmas is moot. I celebrate the Solstice myself, but I guess I get my own holiday, but of course with all my relatives Christmas is the big day and there are going to be one heck of a lot of ticked off kids!

But it also means that the frantic rush to get all these things done is pointless…right? If we only have 9 days to live in this particular version of reality, what should we do with them? I love writing more than just about anything Followed by reading,knitting, and cooking and gardening. Spending time with my husband and family, my friends falls right up at the top. So does watching reruns and even better first runs of Big Bang Theory.

I have lots of blogs to play on in the next week because my new book, Two Men and a Virgin is releasing this Friday, but I had to pause and think about this subject. If the world is ending on the 21st…what would I drop from my schedule? Well, among other things, any kind of arguments over ridiculous things with my husband, my mother…or anyone else. What a waste of time. And stressing over things I can’t change. Stressing in general.

What would I add? More bicycle riding, swimming and hugging. My husband, friends, family and pets! I’d also have to finish the six or seven books I am in the middle of reading. I don’t want to go into oblivion until I find out whodun it! And bubble baths…I almost never find time for them. They combine well with finishing those books.

What would you do…if the Mayans are right? There’s a copy of Two Men and a Virgin in it for one commenter!