Sunday, August 25, 2013

What Are You Reading?

I promised myself that I would make a dent in my "To Be Read" (TBR) list during the upcoming week. I thought I'd share with you what I'll be reading.

San Diego or Bust by Vicki Batman (released March 19, 2013)
When a young woman plans a romantic getaway with her boyfriend, disaster strikes, and she soon finds her Mr. Right might not be the right Mr. Right.

Rancher to the Rescue by Jennifer Faye (released July 1, 2013)

Jilted at the altar, celebrity chef Meghan Finnegan flees the scene--and the baying press--only to run straight into the muscled torso of Cash Sullivan.

The former rodeo champion knows what it’s like to have your life crumble in the spotlight, so he offers Meghan a place to lie low at his ranch.

Fresh air, no paparazzi and the brooding rancher's lazy smile are making Meghan not want to leave her sanctuary. But she and her unborn baby can't stay here forever...can they?

Seeking Shelter by Morgan K. Wyatt (released August 1, 2013)

Megan’s goal of being a loving wife ended the same time her husband, Jason, tried to choke the life out of her. She flees the scene with her young children with the help of the police and her neighbor. Heading back to her home state, she realizes Jason will follow and terrorize anyone who gets between them.

Megan becomes Elaine. She changes her appearance along with her name to escape her vengeful spouse. With the help of new friends at the women’s shelter, she pieces together the broken shards of her life. Megan finds the strength to trust and love again when she meets soft-spoken Kevin. He supports Megan’s transformation from abused wife to confident woman. Life is full of potential with her new place, love and career, but Jason looms like a dark cloud. Unfortunately, Jason is not a big fan of happy endings, especially hers.

Any books on your "To Be Read" list that you would like to share? Please let us know. 

Have a great week, and happy reading!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me!

This week I celebrated another birthday. Since I stop counting them at 29, I can't tell you which one. My cousin, who will celebrate his birthday in November, called me as he usually does to wish me a "happy day!"

When I was a little girl, with my birthday being in August, my family took that week to head down to the New Jersey shore for our vacation. I'm not just talking about my mom, dad, and sister, but my entire family of grandmother, aunts, uncles, and cousins. We all stayed on the same block, our rented bungalows within "shouting" distance of each other. My cousin likes to remind me of how my sister and I bickered because she wanted me to go in the ocean with her. I preferred to stay on the beach and either build castles in the sand, or read a book.

Rather than catching up on the present, my cousin and I spent the entire conversation talking of those days, and how much we missed them along with family members who are no longer with us (Grandmom, you were at the top of the list!).

That conversation also gave me the idea for this week's post. Friends, please share your birthday thoughts. Tell us of your favorite birthday memory, or how you enjoy celebrating your birthday! Sharing memories is a joy.

Have a great week!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Happy Anniversary, Long and Short Reviews!

This month Long and Short Reviews celebrates its sixth anniversary! I've been so delighted to have my short stories featured in LASR (back when it was called The Long and Short of It). I was interviewed in December 2011, and Magic Moment has at times had an ad on the LASR website.

To celebrate it's anniversary, LASR is having a HUGE bash from August 26th through August 30th. Included are all genres featured and reviewed --

Contemporary Romance,
Erotic Romance,
YA/Middle Grade,
Mainstream Fiction

There'll be prizes galore from books, to author swag, to various gift cards.  Authors will be featured on blog posts throughout the week.

If you're an author who would like to participate, here are the links for more information --

Erotic Romance Authors:

Authors in Other Genres:

If you still need more details, Marianne and Judy will be glad to help you out. Please email at
lasreviewATgmailDOTcom with your questions.

So, Readers and Authors, mark your calendar with those dates AUGUST 26th THROUGH August 30th and stop by and celebrate! 

Long and Short Reviews

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Magic Moment Featured

I was so happy and honored to have author Morgan K. Wyatt feature Magic Moment (and interview me!) at Writer Wonderland (July 24, 2013).

If you missed the interview, here's the link for you to take another peak. Thank you, everyone,who stopped by to visit  that day...and to Morgan for the invitation!

Writer Wonderland        

Happy reading and have a great week!