Sunday, September 25, 2016

Great Bundles from Crimson Romance




Two years ago, I had the honor of seeing my novel, Magic Moment, grouped with nine fellow Crimson Romantic Suspense authors in a bundle titled, Running to Love. I say "honor" because the authors I shared the stage with were talented, their novels awesome, and due to the great reviews we received on Amazon and Goodreads our novels were a good fit for each other.

Over time, I've picked up several of Crimson's bundles and noticed how all of the stories complimented each other. Therefore, let me give a "shout-out" to the editorial folks at Crimson for knowing just the right reads to gather for a collection.

Scroll down for information on several recently released Crimson Romance bundles. Give 'em a try, and happy reading!



THE THIN LINE: 10 HATE-TO-LOVE-YOU ROMANCES by Elley Arden, Olivia Logan, Nicole Flockton, Christy McKellen, Dana Volney, Iris Leach, Jenny Jacobs, Kate Kadence, Shelley K. Wall, and Peggy Bird

There’s a thin line between love and hate … just ask any of the couples in these ten enemies-to-lovers romances. Heated words and angry adrenaline turn to primal passion when fate steps in to set these fighting foes on a path to forever.

Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Thin-Line-Hate---Love-You-Romances-ebook/dp/B01LOIJPQ6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1473620108&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Thin+Line%3A+10+Hate-To-Love#nav-subnav


Barnes & Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-thin-line-elley-arden/1124576224?ean=9781507201527



LOVE BETWEEN THE PAGES: 8 ROMANCES FOR BOOK LOVERS by Peggy Bird, Jenny Jacobs, Jennifer DeCuir, Casey Dawes, Terry Newman, Becky Lower, Kathryn Brocato, and Ana Krista Johns

Is there anything sexier than a man who likes to read? Crawl between the pages with these literary hunks and live out your next fantasy chapter...


Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Between-Pages-Romances-Booklovers-ebook/dp/B01KGNKHZI/ref=pd_sim_sbs_351_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=76KAC8V0W3D2TGYPKR01#nav-subnav


Barnes & Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-between-the-pages-peggy-bird/1124366252?ean=9781507201732



MORE THAN FRIENDS: 6 CONTEMPORARY ROMANCES by cj petterson, Monica Tillery, Anji Nolan, Synithia Williams, Jennifer DeCuir, and Christine S. Feldman

What are friends for? In these six sexy stories, BFFs discover there’s more to friendship than a few pats on the back and lending a shoulder to cry on when things get rough...


Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/More-than-Friends-Contemporary-Romances-ebook/dp/B01LOIJS8G/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1473620396&sr=1-1&keywords=more+than+friends%3A+6+contemporary+romances#nav-subnav

Barnes & Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/more-than-friends-cj-petterson/1124576229?ean=9781507201503


SWEETER THAN CHOCOLATE: 3 CONTEMPORARY ROMANCES by Casey Dawes, Olivia Logan, and Jasmine Nightshade


Chocoholics will delight in this trio of delicious romances featuring candy connoisseurs who find true love at last. Sit back and savor these tales that will melt in your heart (not in your hands)!

Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Sweeter-than-Chocolate-Contemporary-Romances-ebook/dp/B01LOIJPPW/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1473620833&sr=1-1&keywords=sweeter+than+chocolate%3A+3+contemporary+romances#nav-subnav


Barnes & Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sweeter-than-chocolate-casey-dawes/1124576228?ean=9781507201718


Have a great week, Everyone!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

"I Can Drive, Daddy..."





We enjoyed some awesome Philadelphia weather this week. One beautiful, crisp, cool morning, as I walked to the bus stop, I overheard an adorable conversation between a preschool boy and his dad, and I knew I had to share with you. The two were standing on the sidewalk, alongside the family SUV. As the dad fished through his pocket for the vehicle's keys, the little boy said, "I can drive, Daddy. I can drive the car for you."

Daddy chuckled. Having found his keys, he said, "That's okay, buddy. I got it."

But, the little one was not deterred. "No, Daddy. Really. I can drive." The pint-size chauffeur glowed with confidence. "I drive good, too. You said so when I drive my car." I decided it's a good bet that whenever the child drove his plastic tyke-size auto along the sidewalk, Daddy probably cheered him on. 

When I crossed the street to stand at the bus stop, they were out of earshot. As I stepped on the bus, the pair were still on the sidewalk discussing, I imagine, who was going to drive. I smiled, concluding that this is a good father who recognizes the importance of encouragement, positive reinforcement, and lots of accolades where his child is concerned. He definitely deserves a shout-out, applause, and high-fives.

As my bus rolled away from its stop, I gave a parting glance at the pair. I also wondered how "Daddy" was going to get himself out of the "I can drive, Daddy" situation.

Suggestions for the dad, anyone?





(photo c/o facebook.com/AmazonToysandGames)

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Philly Loves "The Boss!"





Usually when I'm sitting in Citizens Bank Park, the occasion is Phillies' baseball.

But, not this week...



"The Boss," Bruce Springsteen was in the house, rockin' the Philly ball park on Wednesday and Friday nights in temperatures above 90 degrees and wearing his trademark boots and jeans!!! 

Springsteen is a dynamite musician, awesome showman, and ultimate storyteller. Fans attending on Wednesday didn't know it, but we were in for a real treat! The longest Springsteen U.S. show in history -- clocking in at 4 hours and 4 minutes!

Watching my hero, reminded me that even Bruce has his idols. On the way home, I recalled when Paul McCartney (who rocked CBP this past July) joined Bruce on stage at a concert a few years ago. Bruce was in "awe," and could be heard saying he waited "about fifty years" for this opportunity.



Thanks to Google (and youtube), I found a video of their performance to share with you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ-nj3k0fs4

FYI, Bruce is releasing his autobiography at the end of the month. Click on one of the links below for more information.






Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Born-Run-Bruce-Springsteen/dp/1501141511/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1473510896&sr=1-1&keywords=bruce+springsteen+autobiography

Barnes & Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/born-to-run-bruce-springsteen/1103357345?ean=9781501141515

Books-A-Million

http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Born-Run/Bruce-Springsteen/9781501141515?id=6130748650509


If you're a Springsteen fan, please share your favorite song...or maybe you're like me and have toooo many to list!


Have a good week, Everyone...


(photos c/o facebook.com/brucespringsteen; video c/o ahouru)

Sunday, September 4, 2016

The "unofficial" End of Summer






Here in the U.S.A., we celebrate the first Monday in September as "Labor Day." Although the holiday was initiated to honor our workforce, to most people the three day weekend is a sign that Summer is over. While the end of the Summer season does make me sad, I try my best to look at the bright side -- Pumpkin Spice coffee is on the way!

In Magic Moment news, the Summer concluded with an exciting email last week from Amazon. From now until September 30th, Magic Moment will be one of 250 Romance titles featured as part of a Kindle promotion in the U.S. marketplace!



Excerpt:

     She knelt on the window seat, staring out the casement. Chase loved hearing her say our window, jointly, together, like regular, sharing, married people. It felt right. Her divorce notion...He had gone along with her because it was the easiest thing to do. But Chase was convince he and Laura were good for each other. He had at least nine long months to convince her.

     "Chase," she said, her voice wary.
    
     "What? Did I forget a nut or a bolt?" He swung off the bed and stood beside her.

     She whirled and looked at him, her previously amused green eyes now alarmingly wide. "Chase, there's a man watching us."



For More Information, 
https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Moment-Angela-Adams-ebook/dp/B012E7RI1U/



Have a great week, Everyone!




(photo of Lucy and Linus c/o facebook.com/snoopy)


Sunday, August 21, 2016

It's That Time of Year Again -- My Birthday!






I'm taking a two week blogging break to celebrate my birthday! I leave you with wise words from two of the most perceptive "characters" to ever grace the world of literature -- Dr. Seuss and Winnie the Pooh!!













Enjoy those remaining lazy, hazy days of August, Everyone!


(dr. seuss quotes & photos c/o facebook.com/dr.seuss;
 winnie-the-pooh quotes & photos c/o facebook.com/winniethepooh)

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Alumni Weekend and a Grand Slam!


For Phillies' baseball fans, Alumni Weekend is always an exciting time in Philadelphia. Former players (many who are honored on the Phillies Wall of Fame) from Jim Bunning (pitched a perfect game in 1964) to Pat Burrell (from our 2008 World Series team) attend the three day event.



The festivities began on Friday evening with Jim Thome, former first baseman and hitter extraordinaire, receiving his plaque on the Phillies Wall of Fame. 










Once the speeches were completed, Thome's daughter, Lila, delivered an awesome rendition of our country's national anthem. 




Then, just when fans thought the evening couldn't get any more exciting, Ryan Howard comes up to bat and hits the fourteenth Grand Slam of his career. Yay, Ryan! Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies, 10-6.


Have a good week, Everyone!


(photos c/o facebook.com/phillies)

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Thank you, Book Reviewers!


Each day I receive anywhere between 30 to 40 emails from book review blogs, and I’m sure there are probably hundreds more out there that I haven’t seen, let alone filled out a subscription request.  

Often, as authors and perhaps readers, we forget that the writers of those reviews are volunteers. They read books and write reviews for no other reason than they love books. Their only compensation is the book they've read.  

So, a big, heartfelt “thank you” and kudos to all of you volunteer reviewers out there for offering your time to read, to write…and, to post.

Have a great week, Everyone!


(photo c/o facebook.com/snoopy)