Memorial Day 2017

Like many, I am looking forward to an end to the rain so I can enjoy some time on the beach and a barbeque. But I always go to the Memorial Day parade and the wreath laying to honor those who have served in our military, those who currently serve, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can be free.

Many thanks to our military men, women, and families and God bless you for the sacrifices you make on our behalf.

A Possible Goodbye to the Circus Diner #ThrowbackThursday

There are some things that have been around forever and are embedded in people’s minds and hearts. The Circus Diner is one of those things because of its uniqueness and longevity. It has been around for 63 years in Wall Township and is an iconic emblem of the Jersey Shore.

Sadly, the property has been sold and it looks like the new owner has no interest in running a restaurant. While the township is discussing what can be done to preserve what should be a landmark, it seems that little can be done. You can read and see more about the Circus diner by clicking here.

For now, some pictures from one of my visits to this truly unique place.

Bradley Beach Inspiration #AtTheShore #WriteWed

Good morning and Happy Hump Day! I’ve shared some other inspiration for Sea Kiss, the fictional Jersey Shore town in the At the Shore Contemporary Romance series. Today I’m sharing another one of the towns, Bradley Beach, that inspired some elements in the story, like the gazebos behind the Pierce and Sinclair mansions.

I love Bradley Beach and spending time there. It’s a quiet family kind of town with a lovely paved boardwalk, gardens along the ocean block, a lovely fountain and of course, its signature gazebos. Some of the highlights of the summer there for me include their Memorial Day parade with an assortment of bands as well as the fabulous 4th of July fireworks. I just love fireworks and was so happy to see some on the cover of One Summer Night.

So for today’s Write Wednesday, a short video with highlights from Bradley Beach!

If you can’t see the video below, please click here or follow this link: https://youtu.be/JMyikM2vxW8

Just One Night #Military #Romance #TeaserTuesday

Happy Tuesday! Since I’ve got JUST ONE NIGHT on sale for you at just 99 cents, I thought I’d share the blurb and teaser with you! Have a great day.

JUST ONE NIGHT Military Romance

He has just one night to prove to her that anything is possible…

Jason Hart, Jase to his friends, has just graduated college and earned his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps. It’s the night of the graduation party and she’ll be there. His best friend’s slightly older sister, Nickie. Nickie is the only woman he’s really wanted for a long time. He has just one night to make it happen.

She has just one night before the man of her dreams leaves, maybe forever, but can she find the courage to take a chance…

Nicole de Salvo has been in love – and lust – for her little brother’s best friend for years. For years she’s watched from afar and done nothing about her attraction for Jason Hart only now their time together is almost at an end. On their last night together will she find the courage to do something about her feelings, or will she live with regret for the rest of her life?

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Kobo: http://bit.ly/KOBOJustOneNight
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Just One Night

If you can’t see the teaser below, please click here to read the excerpt of JUST ONE NIGHT.

Charlie Hunnam #ManCandyMonday #AttheShore

The hunt is still on for that guy who would be the perfect Jonathan Pierce from #2 in the At the Shore series – Suddenly Last Summer.

I think I’m really close with today’s Man Candy Choice – Charlie Hunnam. I can so picture him as bad boy rebel and genius Jonathan! He’s kind of got that surfer dude look which is perfect, but boy does he dress up nice!

I didn’t watch Sons of Anarchy, but since I love all things King Arthur, I’m going to watch him in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.


By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Charlie Hunnam) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons


Elena Ringo http://www.elena-ringo.com [CC BY 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Prizes for Readers #Giveaway #FreebieFriday

Happy Friday and boy do I love those words because it means I get to take to get some extra writing in, stay up late, and stroll along the boardwalk!

It’s also Freebie Friday and we’ve still got the Prizes for Readers contest going on. Everyone is a winner since they will receive either free or discounted books. Last day to enter is May 25 so don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity!

Prizes for Readers Giveaway

I’m participating in a fabulous contest with my author friends at https://www.prizesforreaders.com/. Enter for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Amazon or Barnes & Noble (your choice,) while voting for the best blurb and cover. Super easy one-click entry, no Rafflecopter or anything complicated.

No matter what, you are a winner! Even if your name is not selected for the gift certificate, you will be receiving free book download links from various authors for your reading pleasure and I’ve specially priced JUST ONE NIGHT at .99 cents for you. Please note you must be 18 or older. US, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia only. Void where prohibited.

Thank you!

My Best Friend & Buffy #ThrowbackThursday

My daughter and I used to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer together off and on. Me more than my daughter, but she indulged me about it. This is a photo of us all dressed and ready for the Season 6 premiere. We had a fun time watching at our little party and even had some friends join us for the show.

Hard to believe it’s been 20 years since the show first came on the air.

Buffy Premiere Party