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#RWA17 I’m off soon!

I’m off soon to the Romance Writers of America conference in Orlando. Looking forward to meeting old friends and making new ones. I’ll have swag in the main Goody Room and some special swag for those who track me down! Special swag is limited, so be sure to catch up to me early. Here’s a photo of some of the special swag!

I’ll be gone next week, but will try and post photos daily of what’s happening at the conference. Have a great weekend!

#WriteWed All my bags are not packed! #RWA17

I love attending the RWA Conference every year. It’s such a fabulous time to network with readers, writers and so many industry professionals. It’s also a chance to catch up with old friends who I only get to see at the conference and renew those bonds.

Right now I’m in the final stages of getting ready. Last night I got part 1 of the packing done, namely, the swag for the conference attendees.

Next is some extra-special swag for those of you who want to come by and chat with me at the Sourcebooks Casablanca book signing! I’ll have some handmade bookmarks and other goodies for you there!

If you’ll be at the conference, please let me know! I’d love to get together with you! If you won’t be there, look for photos next week as I share my adventures at the conference with you!

#FunFriday & #Giveaway – Running of the Bull . . . Dogs that Is!

It’s that time of year for the running of the bulls in Pamplona. You’ve probably seen news stories about people being gored or injured as they try to outrun the large bulls on narrow Spanish streets. The practice began when cattle had to be transported from one location to another and local youths would run and dodge in front of them to show how brave they were.

But now, there is another fearful animal to dodge: the bulldogs. This commercial from Geico is hysterical! Click here if you cannot see the Geico Running of the Bulldogs commercial below.

Beach Bag Beach Read Contest

Starting on July 14, please visit my Facebook page to enter the Beach Bag Beach Read Contest. To enter, all you need to do is tag a friend (one per comment) for an entry to win a $25 GC, Kobo Pocket Reader, cozie, bookmark (made by me) & a T-shirt. Each tag is another chance to win! Share the post for a chance to win a Second Chance Prize of a $10 GC!

The Yo-Yo Affect #TransformationTuesday

Almost a year ago I shared a picture of my weight loss, nearly 40 pounds off my body and on the way to losing more. Or so I thought. Today I’ve gained back all that weight and am back to trying to lose it again. This isn’t a new thing for me. I’ve gained and lost hundreds of pounds and it can be truly discouraging. Just when I think I have it figured out, I go back to carbs and BAM, the weight comes back.

This time I’m back to the same regimen as before, but with some carbs here and there since the virtually no carbs thing totally backfired once I stopped it.

If you’ve been on the same yo-yo up and down as me or if you’ve lost it and kept it off, I’d love to hear from you.

For now, the old me is back, but hopefully not for long.

One Summer Night Cover Reveal & Prizes for Reader #Giveaways

Good morning and Happy Friday! We’re continuing with the Cover Reveal celebration today!

First of all, thanks to everyone who spent the day with me! I really appreciate you taking the time to do that. I’ll be picking the giveaway winners over the weekend and will announce the winners on Monday! Please keep on sharing and tagging until midnight EST Saturday to be eligible to win the #giveaways at the One Summer Night Cover Reveal.

If you’re not a lucky winner, don’t fret. There is a Second Chance Prize giveaway that will be open until midnight EST Monday, May 15th. I’ll be posting links to blogs that have been kind enough to take part in my cover reveal in the comments section of this Facebook Post. Leave a comment at one or all of those blogs and I will pick someone to win a $10 gift card, T-shirt, Koozie and autographed copy of an earlier release!

For those of you who don’t participate on Facebook, you can leave a comment on this blog for a chance to win $10 gift card, T-shirt, Koozie and autographed copy of an earlier release! You can leave comments at the blogs through midnight EST May 15th. I will pick a winner on Tuesday, May 16th!

Video Premiere At the Shore Contemporary Romance Series

Blurb for ONE SUMMER NIGHT

Maggie Sinclair has tried everything to save her family’s business, including mortgaging their beloved beach house on the Jersey Shore. But now, she’s out of options.

The Sinclair and Pierce families have been neighbors and enemies for almost thirty years. That hasn’t stopped Owen Pierce from crushing on Maggie, and he’s determined to invest in her success. Now he has to convince her that he’s more than just trouble with a capital T…

You can pre-order ONE SUMMER NIGHT at the following retailers:

Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/2krMwfE
Amazon Paperback: http://amzn.to/2kYLWZV
B&N: http://bit.ly/2kNuo0p
iBooks: http://apple.co/2qsqdwx
Kobo: Coming Soon!

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. Winner will be announced on May 13 or May 14th.

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!

We’re Having a Party!

It’s my birthday and we’re having a party! Leave a comment on this blog post by midnight EST March 7 for a chance to win a $10 GC. Plus, I love to give gifts on my birthday, so take a moment to download on of these free e-books as my way of saying thanks for being my buddies:

Just One Night: https://www.instafreebie.com/book/3269
Rookie of the Year: https://www.instafreebie.com/free/j7l1p

Birthday Cake