#WriteWed We’d Rather Be #Writing #Recipes

RatherBeWritingI want to thank my friend Lois Winston for rounding up a group of author friends to share time saving recipes and other tips to help you stay organized.

My recipe in the book combines a number of very healthy elements and you can change it up in a variety of ways with whatever you may have handy. Plus, you can use it as a side dish or make it a hearty meal by pairing it with some nice crusty bread. I like to fry an egg and put it over the dish to make it a main meal.

If you like this recipe, please check out the others in We’d Rather Be Writing: 88 Authors Share Timesaving Dinner Recipes and Other Tips. It’s a total bargain at only #99cents!

Swiss Chard with Chorizo and Cannellini Beans


2 pounds Swiss Chard chopped
1 cup cured chorizos chopped
1 small onion chopped
1 clove garlic chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1 can (14 ounces give or take) white cannellini beans, drained and rinsed


Place olive oil in skillet and heat the oil. Add chorizo and cook on medium heat.

While chorizo is cooking, wash Swiss Chard, dry, and remove larger tougher stems. Chop.

When chorizo is browned, remove from heat and add onion, garlic and Swiss Chard. Wilt the chard and let any juice from the greens evaporate a bit.

Add beans and toss to heat. Add the cooked chorizo to the greens and beans. Salt and pepper to taste. You may want to give it another drizzle of olive oil at the end. Total prep time is about 20-30 minutes and the above will serve two people as a main dish or 4 as a side dish.


Instead of the chorizo, try bacon, prosciutto, kielbasa or ham.

Instead of the Swiss Chard, substitute spinach, mustard greens, kale or escarole.

To bulk up the dish as a main meal, cube potatoes or sweet potatoes and cook along with the chorizo. Remove before adding the greens so the cubes will stay crunchy and then add back after you’ve warmed the beans.

Feeling in a soup kind of mood? Heat chicken broth, place the chorizo, greens and beans in a bowl and add a few ladles of broth to the bowl.

Voila, a dish that can have a myriad of variations! We call dishes like this refrigerator-cleaners in our house, but we also call them something else: Tasty! I hope you enjoyed this recipe from We’d Rather Be Writing: 88 Authors Share Timesaving Dinner Recipes and Other Tips.

#TeaserTuesday Second Chance at Perfect from HOT HOMETOWN HUNKS & #BookBirthday

It’s our book birthday for the Hot Hometown Hunks box set! I am so excited! My contribution to the set is Second Chance at Perfect, the first book in the Jersey Girls Contemporary Romance Series.

Since today is Teaser Tuesday, I’ve got two teasers for you! First, this is how I pictured Alex, the single dad doctor who is the hero of the story.
Image of a Handsome Italian Man

Second, here is an excerpt from the story. In this excerpt, Alex and Maya have run into each other seven years after they broke off their engagement. They are in Miami, far from their New Jersey homes, and fighting the passion they still seem to have for each other.
Please click here if you cannot see the excerpt below.

Help us celebrate by joining us at our Facebook Release Party! For those not on Facebook, leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a $10 iTunes Gift code.

#ManCandyMonday Hot Rugby Players

Having been in Mexico, I got treated to a number of news reports on the Rugby championships going on and I thought, those ladies from down under in Australia and New Zealand have been doing us wrong! They’ve been keeping these gorgeous men for themselves! So today, more than one piece of Man Candy from the world’s rugby players.

Click here if you can’t see the video below!

#BookBirthday Romancing the Military Man

I’m still a little crazy and getting ready for another business trip, but I can’t let this very special day go by! It’s our release day for the Romancing the Military Man box set!

Romancing the Military Man

RomancingMilitaryManWho doesn’t like a sexy military man? No one! How about ten, yes 10 hot military heroes? Join me and my friends for these stories about military men and women who will risk it all to save the world and find their happily-ever-afters. What can be better than that? How about the box set being priced at only 99 cents for a limited time?

This box set includes STAY THE NIGHT, with sexy Navy Seal Rafe Castillo.

You can purchase Romancing the Military Man for the special price of 99 cents at these e-tailers:

Amazon: http://bit.ly/AMZMilitaryMan
B&N: http://bit.ly/RMM_BN
iBooks: http://bit.ly/RMM_iBooks
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1iLR1QS

Check out our video trailer by clicking here if you cannot see it below! Please join us later today for our Facebook Release Party!

Some Upcoming Events & Taking a Break

Just wanted to let you know that I’ve got some writing and work-related obligations coming up for the next two weeks, so I’ll be absent off and on. I’ll pop in when I can to share photos, etc. and events.

Right now, there are a few upcoming events for you! I’ll be at RomCon in Denver from September 25 to 27. If you’re going, I’d love to spend some time with you!

I’ve also got a few release parties scheduled and here goes:

Romancing the Military Man Release Party – September 29


Hot Hometown Hunks Release Party – Oct 6


Edge of Never Release Party – Oct 14