#FreebieFriday #FreeRead Take a Chance #Boxset

Boy am I thankful for Friday. It has been a trying week and I want to thank all of you for your well wishes and support. I’m doing much better today. Feeling better and the tree is gone. Handymen are on their way to give quotes for fixing the damage to the house and deck. I’ve got my laptop running again and hubby suprised me with an upgrade to my phone! Yeah. Still getting used to it, but I love that it’s bigger so my clumsy fingers can type better.

I’m sharing this free read from the Take a Chance box set. As I mentioned, I’m working on number 4 in the series, Stay the Night, and trying to think about who should be in the fifth story. I mentioned in One Last Night that Maggie has a sister in the service. I’m thinking it may be time for another story with a female service member. What do you think?

Take a Chance Erotic Romance Box Set by Draft2Digital

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#ThrowbackThursday The Kids

With Thanksgiving almost here, it makes me think of all the things for which I am grateful, like all “the kids” in our family! This is a shot from the first Christmas with my daughter (all the way to the right in the red velvet and hiding behind a toy) and our youngest nephew (being held by his proud big brother).

They are all wonderful kids and I am so so happy that they are part of our family!
Caridad's Kids

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A heck of a few days & a Book Birthday

Take a Chance Box SetIt’s been a trying few days. Monday was the ‪#‎BookBirthday‬ for the Take a Chance ‪#‎erotic‬ ‪#‎military‬ ‪#‎romance‬ ‪#‎boxset‬ only it was tough to celebrate since:

1. My laptop crashed.
2. My Ipod died.
3. I went home sick on Monday and slept nearly 36 hours straight except for when
4. The tree hit the deck and house (see the photo below!).

Wow, yes I am not kidding. All that in 72 hours. The good news, I’m feeling better and I have a Book Birthday to celebrate! The Take a Chance set includes Just One Night, One Special Night and One Last Night and it’s only 2.99 for all three novellas! I hope you’ll check it out!

Amazon: http://bit.ly/AMZTAC
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/BNTACSet
iBooks: http://bit.ly/iBksTAC
Kobo: http://bit.ly/KoboTAC
All Romance Ebooks: http://bit.ly/AreTAC
Smashwords: http://bit.ly/SMWrdTAC

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#ManCandyMonday Take a Chance #BoxSet Release Day!

Take a Chance erotic Military romanceWoo hoo, it is an exciting day! It’s the release day for the Take a Chance box set featuring Just One Night, One Special Night and One Last Night. Plus I’m just finishing up Stay the Night which should be out in early December! Unfortunately I had a laptop crash which slowed things down a little this weekend. :(

I hope you’ll take a moment to check out this box set. I have loved writing these stories and I hope you will enjoy reading them just as much!
Take a Chance Men

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#FunFriday Let Me Out Simon’s Cat

I love Simon’s Cat and since my new little kitten greets me like this in the morning, I thought it was time to share this funny cat video for a change of pace!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

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#ThrowbackThursday London 2010

In 2010 I was working on a series involving ancient relics and it was set primarily in London. I also had another book to write with more scenes in London and since my daughter was doing a study abroad there, it seemed like the perfect time to go and do some research. Just a few problems. It was Easter time and little did we know that there were a lot of “bank holidays” which meant some of the train lines weren’t working. Also, the Queen wasn’t in residence at Buckingham Palace but at Windsor Castle which meant we could walk the grounds, but not see the inside of the castle. :(

Still, we had an amazing time and I got to take lots of pictures of prospective locations and visit some of the places I wanted to include in the books.

Here is a photo of me, my daughter and my hubby outside Windsor Castle.

If you’d like to see more photos, you can check out this album! There are nearly 200 photos there.

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#WriteWed ONE LAST NIGHT and Family Relationships

ONE LAST NIGHT Erotic Military RomanceFamily relationships can be both difficult and rewarding. It all depends on the people involved and the challenges they have been presented in life. Sometimes people are presented with challenges they handle in ways that harmful to the family relationship even though they think that what they’re doing is the right thing.

I had a situation in my life like that after my mom died. We really weren’t ready for it because she was so young and it happened so fast and the aftermath was hard in many ways. I coped with it as I could, trying to make things as right as I could for the people around me.

It took me a long time to realize that I hadn’t given myself the time I needed to grieve and that the people around me didn’t necessarily want or need what I had done to keep things on an even keel.

It was that kind of life challenge that inspired the relationship between Trevor and his father. I can’t really say what the “big event” in Trevor’s life was without spoiling a key revelation in ONE LAST NIGHT, but I will tell you that it was what led in large part to the path Trevor chooses to walk and his estrangement from his father.

Kind of heavy for a sexy kind of story, but for me the story is all about the emotion and romance. If that’s not there, all the sex in the world won’t make it right.

I guess I did something right. Here’s what Samantha H. had to say about ONE LAST NIGHT:

    “Beautifully written love story. Trevor and Maggie’s book is one story that you must read. Their love story will make you laugh, cry, and fan yourself.”

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Remember Our Vets Today

One Last Night Erotic Military RomanceIt’s Veteran’s Day and I want to take a moment to thank all our military men, women and families for the sacrifices that they make on our behalf. God bless you and keep you safe.

In honor of Veteran’s Day, I’ll be participating in the Read, Write & Remember event on Facebook. Starting at 9 a.m. on November 11, 2014, and running through 9 p.m., a collaborative group of romance authors will be discussing why they write romances with military heroes and will share information about their books and special Veterans Day fundraising projects, as well as recognizing the non-profit organizations they support through financial donations and volunteerism. I will be with you at 2:30 to share my reasons for writing military romance and support our military.

I will be donating 100% of my proceeds from sales of ONE LAST NIGHT today to Hope for the Warriors, an organization that helps wounded military men, women and their families.

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#ManCandyMonday Rafe from Stay the Night

We had a little contest the other day on Facebook (so sorry to those not on FB! I promise we will do another one here soon!) to pick what Rafe might look like for STAY THE NIGHT, the next book in the Take a Chance series!

So the winner of an acknowledgement in Stay the Night, as picked by random.org is JoAn Varner! The overwhelming choice for Rafe was the clean cut version and so here he is on this #ManCandyMonday!
Rafe from Stay the night

Stay the Night will be out the first week of December! Can’t wait for you to read this really emotional and sexy story about a Navy Seal husband and his wife who have grown apart and now must decide if there is a future together for them!

Also, if you have a blog or other social media page and want to participate in the release day blitz for the Take a Chance Box Set, please sign up here: http://bit.ly/TakeAChanceboxsetRDB

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#FreebieFriday ONE LAST NIGHT Excerpt

It’s hard to believe it’s Friday already! Whoa, the week went by fast. Today I’ve got a free read for you from ONE LAST NIGHT.

First, however, I hope that those of you who are in the NY/NJ/PA area can make it to tomorrow’s Philly Author Fest!

More than 40 best-selling and new favorite authors will be there on November 8, 2014 at the Hyatt House, King of Prussia, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free for readers. I’m really excited about the event and hope to see some of you there.

Now back to today’s #FreebieFriday, a free read from ONE LAST NIGHT

If you cannot see the excerpt below, click here to read the ONE LAST NIGHT Excerpt.

You can purchase ONE LAST NIGHT at these retailers:

Amazon: http://bit.ly/AMZOLN
Print Version: Coming Soon!
Nook: http://bit.ly/BNOLN
Kobo: http://bit.ly/KOBOOLN
iBooks: http://bit.ly/iBksOLN
All Romance: http://bit.ly/AReOLN
Smashwords: http://bit.ly/SWdsOLN
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/GROLN

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