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#ThoughtfulThursday Jersey Girl Bridesmaids and the Jersey Shore

I took a day off to go to the spa with my daughter. Fate intervened and instead, we had a lovely girls day down the Jersey Shore. We watched a Korean drama, we biked to have a fabulous vegan lunch (no I’m a certified meat eater and the lunch was a delicious surprise), and we relaxed before doing dinner and some retail therapy. In the midst of all that, we also took time to just sit on the beach and enjoy a truly fabulous summer-like day. There were even people in bathing suits soaking up the sun.

My daughter and I sat there and just took a few moments to breathe and then did some work on our respective stories. My daughter is an aspiring author and has journals full of stories. She self-published her first work, FOLLOWING JANE, in 2013 and is busy working on other stories.

I just finished Book 1 in the Jersey Girl Bridesmaids series and am now busy plotting #2. Having lots of fun with it and I think it’ll be a truly amazing story! The tentative title of that one is WE DANCED ALL NIGHT although if they had, we wouldn’t have the unexpected surprise that will force two people to face their past and the kind of future they could have together.

Anyway, I’m sharing a photo from our writing on the beach and some peaceful waves, sand, and sun with you!
Working on Jersey Girl Bridesmaids

Click here if you cannot see the Jersey Shore Writing Inspiration video below.

#TeaserTuesday TO LOVE AND SERVE and DARE TO LOVE in Taming the Vampire

Taming the VampireAs I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I’m in a great new new anthology – TAMING THE VAMPIRE – with some friends who also write vampire romance. My contribution to the collection is DARE TO LOVE, a new story in THE CALLING IS REBORN Vampire series. The anthology is only 99 cents for a limited time and best of all, these are ALL NEW stories! Not re-releases and not available anywhere except in the anthology. You can read more about the anthology here: http://bit.ly/tamingvamp

You can purchase TAMING THE VAMPIRE at these online retailers:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2bfy9Js
Kobo http://bit.ly/2by9MsM
iBooks: http://apple.co/2byaNAP
B&N: http://bit.ly/2byaGoW

DARE TO LOVE features vampire slayer Benjamin, a sexy alpha hero who first appeared in TO LOVE AND SERVE.

Today I have a little teaser for you from and excerpt for you from TO LOVE AND SERVE where Benjamin first makes his appearance.

Teaser TO LOVE AND SERVE

    He lived alone for centuries until she came into his life. . .

    Southern vampire Ryder Latimer had never expected to love again or to live again until FBI Agent Diana Reyes came into his life and made him believe it was possible to believe in the future. When a mission goes horribly bad, Ryder risks his life to save his lover. When he takes a bullet for her, he contaminates her with his blood, saving her life, but condemning her to a slow death as his vampire cells take over her body.

    Since her father’s death years earlier, she had dedicated her life to protecting others…

    Diana Reyes’s father had died in her arms and since that date, she’s served others in order to obtain justice and keep the world safe. When sexy Ryder Latimer saunters into her life, he challenges what she believed was meant to be her life. There’s just one problem: Now when she really believes in the possibility of happily-ever-after, her life is slipping away from her and Diana must decide whether to become a vampire in order to stay with the man she loves.

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Click here if you cannot see the TO LOVE AND SERVE excerpt below.

Click here for more about TO LOVE AND SERVE and check out the new cover for the book!
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#ManCandyMonday Baseball Player Sam Fuld

I’m back! I’ve been busy doing some research for the new Bridesmaids series, now tentatively titled The Jersey Girl Bridesmaids, and getting to some major chores that needed to get done.

Things are good otherwise and I hope they are good with you!

Since one of the things I’ve managed to sneak in is some Mets games on TV, today’s Man Candy choice is Sam Fuld who is currently an outfielder for the Oakland Athletics. Sam is known for his acrobatic catches and for also being a full-time player with Type 1 diabetes. Sam was also a high school and college All-American who married his high school sweetheart.

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By Keith Allison from Owings Mills, USA (Sam Fuld Uploaded by Detredwings1139) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

#FreebieFriday Pick up your free copy of TAKE A CHANCE BOX SET #2

TakeaChanceBoxset2Woo hoo, it’s Friday and I’ve got a freebie for you! Claim your copy of the TAKE A CHANCE Box Set #2 which has all 6 – YES SIX – stories in the Take a Chance Military Romance Series.

I have loved writing this series and am currently outlining the next three in the series that I hope to have out later in the year. I just love writing about our military heroes.

By the way, if you’ve read any of the stories, help a girl out and leave a review!

Just use this link to claim your copy: http://www.instafreebie.com/free/eENTm

#WriteWed Upcoming Projects

I want to thank everyone who has been writing to ask about series like Take a Chance, The Sin Hunters, and The Calling is Reborn. I do plan on having more stories in those series and I figured I’d tell you what’s up with me project-wise for the coming year.

I had a great time at RWA National and pitched a new contemporary romance series to two editors. I’m in the process of reaching out to someone to represent that project and hope to have it out shortly.

I’ve got a number of stories in the Jersey Girls series that I plan to have out in September, October and November. Two of the books are baseball-themed and were never published before! The third book is a Christmas-themed story.

Embrace the Night and Fight for Love are new works in the Take a Chance and The Calling is Reborn series. The plan is to have Embrace out in September and Fight for Love in October.

I’m also revisiting The Shattered, which is Sammie and Ryan’s story in the Sin Hunters series. If all goes as planned, that will be out in early 2016.

Last, but not least, I loved the thief from To Catch a Princess and am hoping to have his story for you in 2016 as well.

What’s up after that? More stories because a writing is always writing.

Romancing the Military ManI’ve also got some more box sets coming out for you this year! I’ll have more info on those shortly, but for right now, check out Romancing the Military Man which is now available for pre-order. Also take a moment to help us out by clicking here to support our Thuderclap campaign. We also have an awesome giveaway going on for this box set and you can enter by clicking here.

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: Coming Soon!

#WriteWed FIGHT THE SHADOWS & Tortured Heroes

FIGHT THE SHADOWS Romantic SuspenseWho doesn’t love a good tortured hero? One whose dark side has him walking along a very fine edge that threatens to make him fall into the shadows? That’s how I pictured Rick Sanchez from FIGHT THE SHADOWS.

A former Marine, Rick has returned from war and has decided to continue to serve and protect as a New York City policeman. His time in the Police Academy also brings him the love of his life.

Unfortunately, his marriage is short-lived as his wife is gunned down by gang members a few years later. Worse, the NYPD claims his wife was dirty and that her death was due to her being involved with the gang members.

Rick knows better and leaves the force, vowing to find his wife’s killers and clear her name.

Enter the heroine, National Guardsman Patricia Morales, who also happens to be the half-sister of one of the men that Rick believes is responsible for his wife’s execution. Rick doesn’t want to be attracted to her because of that and because he doesn’t want a relationship with another woman who has to place her life on the line every day in order to protect the people of New York City.

But Patricia is strong, intelligent and beautiful and Rick finds himself admiring the gutsy woman and quickly falling in love with her as they work together to stop a terrorist attack in New York City.

I hope you’ll take a moment to check out FIGHT THE SHADOWS.

#TeaserTuesday #Marie250 Carrying His Secret

I wanted to take today to congratulate one of my writing colleagues, Marie Ferrarella, on the publication of her 250th book for Harlequin. Marie and I have participated in a number of continuity series for Silhouette Romantic Suspense and I’m so so happy for her.

Today’s Teaser Tuesday is a glimpse into #250, Carrying His Secret. Here’s a little blurb for it:

FAMILY SECRETS… For years, Elizabeth Shelton kept her attraction to Whit Adair hidden. But when one explosive night with the gorgeous tycoon leaves her pregnant, it’s not just her heart that’s at risk. Because the Adair family have been targeted by a killer… and Elizabeth is next on their list. When Whit learns of the danger Elizabeth is in, he immediately whisks her away to his ranch, the only place where he can keep this beautiful, vulnerable woman safe. And, once he learns that Elizabeth is carrying his child, Whit knows that he’ll defend their future… whatever it takes.

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You can purchase the book here:

Amazon
Harlequin