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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

I Ain't Down Yet

        Hello, gentle readers! Hope you are all well and staying safe!
I did it. Took my heart in my hands, offered up a silent prayer, and submitted Wife For Hire AND The Maverick and Miss Miller to several publishers. So far, I’ve received three Thank You But No Thank You’s (these were not my first rejections, but still, you know, your confidence kinda takes a hit). Not saying I thought someone would accept Wife For Hire the first time out, but there’s always that little spark of hope someone will love it like I do (I have not heard anything on The Maverick and Miss Miller yet, but I’m sure I will).
So, how am I dealing with the rejections? Well, first, I beat myself up a little bit (because that’s what I do…asking myself “Are you out of your mind? You weren’t ready! The manuscript, query, or synopsis weren’t ready either! You could have done better!). And after I shut my inner critic up, which wasn’t easy (she sounds very much like Meryl Streep, whom I adore as an actress, in the movie The Devil Wears Prada), I consoled myself with a heart-to-heart talk with some dear (and very supportive) friends, then fell into a carboholic’s dream coma (my carbs are restricted right now; however, carbs are the first thing I reach for when I’m feeling this way). Had some chocolate, too!  
After the scale spoke to me in a very condescending voice this morning (yes, like Meryl Streep again) and another heart-to-heart with my fantastic critique partner, I’m back to pounding the pavement, so to speak, and just sent off Wife For Hire to another publisher. What can I say? As the great Debbie Reynolds sang in the movie The Unsinkable Molly Brown, “I Ain’t Down Yet! 
Stay well! Stay safe! And remember to spread kindness wherever you go! 

Sunday, May 15, 2022

WIRED (3 books) only 99¢ if preordered before May 17th!


Sabrina York’s WIRED series is launching in bundle form for it’s 10th Anniversary!

Think a playful 50 Shades in an office where employee hookups are taboo (or, supposed to be), and everyone is a little horny. What could go wrong, right?


When Tristan, Adam and Jack started their tech company, they set one firm, unbreakable rule: Thou shalt not hook up with employees. The problem? This company is filled with smart, sexy men and women who are single and hungry to indulge in naughty adventures. And oh, some of the games they get up to… even Adam, Tristan and Jack find it impossible to resist.

v ADAM'S OBSESSION: He discovers his buttoned-up co-worker is his HOT online lover!

v TRISTAN'S TEMPTATION: What's a guy to do when his sexy-as-hell assistant wants to play?

v MAKING OVER MARIS: Years of yearning could be over...if only she'd let him submit!


All three award winning novels in one collection! And for less than a buck if you move fast. The preorder price for the digital version is 99 cents. (After release day it will be $6.99). The print book (677 pages of steam) will be available for eager readers at a launch price of $17 (a $7 discount)

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Her accolades include a RITA nomination for Susana and the Scot, the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award and more


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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Beautiful Russian Monster (A Vancouver Mafia Romance) by Odette Stone

 Her grandfather, a shipping tycoon, is missing, and Blaire is kidnapped by a frightful Russian man.  What else can go wrong?

Viktor has a mission, different than his former position in the Russian Mafia, but somewhat the same.  He needs to be stealthy and better than his opponent because there are no "ties" in this game.  

In order to save his tight friends, Viktor steals Blaire who is supposed to have the answers he needs.  If she can help him find her grandfather, he can save his friends.  Quite a mess of steps to get to the end of the maze.

Constant action, bad timing, luck, and ingenuity not only reveals clues to the end, but a bond between the captor and captured.  

Viktor has no use for a needy woman in the future and Blaire can't imagine this ruthless man as anyone who could have compassion.  Little by little, they work together to get what they want, which may include a first date...


Happy reading,


Sunday, May 8, 2022

Veronica Reviews - WYATT'S WAY by Lexi Post


Wyatt's Way
(Last Chance #7)
by Lexi Post

5 Stars


“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”
—Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Welcome to Last Chance Ranch. A working ranch set up to care for rescued and abused horses, and for Wyatt Ford, perhaps a second chance at finding a place to call home…

If you’ve been following this series, you’re in for a much-welcomed return to familiar characters from the past. But if this is your first visit to Last Chance, pull up a chair and get ready to fall head over heals over Wyatt and Alyssa’ story.

Wyatt’s Way is a roller coaster of a romance full of witty banter, past turmoil, and smexxy new beginnings. Lexi Post has an amazing talent for brining her characters to life within the written word, and I always look forward to her next read!

Loved and highly recommend!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Secrets Hidden in the Glass by Cate Beauman

 Callie Davis wants nothing more than a way out of her rich life created by world renowned glass art.  Amazing that a gift of talent can result in anxiety and the need to flee.

Leaving the glam of Manhattan, Callie rents a cabin on a quiet, touristy island in Massachusetts.  Maybe she'll get her muse for art back or disappear into a world she's not known.

Her new landlord is more than a plumber who fixes her sink but also the town sheriff.  She can't get around Carter Island without his influence.  Nate Carter is either related to or knows everyone.  He wants to get to know the beautiful visitor.

Couldn't imagine a couple getting along any better at first sight.  Yet, Callie has secrets from her childhood that keep appearing in her attempts at art and to fit in with the locals.  She's leery of getting into a relationship as she digs for answers of her past.

Which, might I add, would be the perfect tension in the romance, but that strain is missing in the story.  Nate has no reason to not pursue their relationship, and Callie constantly decides it's okay to continue.

I love a good relationship, although in a story I want to be on the edge of my sofa wondering how they're going to make it work.  Callie's origins and job are up in the air, but not her romantic feelings.  Nate cannot imagine letting Callie out of his arms, even with her unknowns and former lifestyle.  

The romance is solid, but if you're interested in answers to the side problems, it's an enjoyable read.

Happy reading,




Sunday, April 24, 2022

WYATT'S WAY (Last Chance #7) by Lexi Post has released! #ContemporaryRomance #CowboyRomance #RomanceSeries


Wyatt's Way

(Last Chance #7)

by Lexi Post

After the loss of his grandfather, Wyatt Ford is homeless and rudderless when he lands at Last Chance Ranch with the last of their horses. His mood is anything but pleasant, so when he inadvertently hurts the feelings of the sweetest woman in town, he’s determined to make it up to her. But she has a backbone, which attracts his full attention, and he finds himself willing to go the extra mile for her. That is, if she’ll let him.

Alyssa Parker, Ms. Parker to her third-grade students, has a strong moral compass, a strict code about only dating locals, and a goal to purchase her very own home. Her interest in Mr. Ford is fleetinguntil he comes to her rescue. Just when she thinks her cowboy hero seems too good to be true, she discovers his biggest fear, one that looms large between them.

Wyatt knows letting Alyssa go is the right thing to do for her, but it’s the worst move he could make for himself. It means tackling his past on his own. But even if he comes out a winner, what good will it do him if he’s lost the woman he loves?

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Lexi Post is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of romance inspired by the classics. She spent years in higher education taking and teaching courses about the classical literature she loved. From Edgar Allan Poe's short story “The Masque of the Red Death” to Tolstoy’s War and Peace, she's read, studied, and taught wonderful classics.

But Lexi's first love is romance novels so she married her two first loves, romance and the classics. From hot paranormals to sizzling cowboys to hunks from out of this world, Lexi provides a sensuous experience with a “whole lotta story.”

Lexi is living her own happily ever after with her husband and her two cats in Florida. She makes her own ice cream every weekend, loves bright colors, and you will never see her without a hat.


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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Am I A Perfectionist?


        Hello, gentle readers! Hope you are all well and staying safe!
I have a news flash….well, it isn’t a news flash to anyone who knows me well…I struggle with perfectionism (and yes, I do mean struggle). The words “it’s good enough” don’t enter into my vocabulary very much.
Here’s an example. I’ve been working on my query letter for The Maverick and Miss Miller, getting it ready for submission. It’s a short letter—only one page so how many times have I gone through it? Read it and tweaked it? So far, it’s twelve…and I’m still not happy with it. It’s not “perfect”.
Same thing with the synopsis. At last count, it’s eight…and I’m still tweaking. We’re not even going to talk about the manuscript itself. At this point, I can tell you there are no spelling mistakes, no missing words (because your brain will fill in what’s missing), no obvious, glaring grammar issues and I know it’s as clean and as well-written as I can make it so at what point do I say “yeah, they’re ready, just submit the darned thing”?
It’s the same with my work life. I struggle for that perfectionism knowing full well I’ll never achieve it…and still, I try. And try. And try. I hate making mistakes. It actually hurts my soul to do so. I'll read a report five or six times before I submit it. The same with important emails (and yet, I still manage to hit all my deadlines). 
This striving for perfection is in my home life, too. When I clean, I clean. It’s not a “spit and polish” like my mother always said, it’s full-bore, from top to bottom.
I think it goes back to my childhood and the lessons taught (one would think, at my age, I would have "tweaked" those lessons, but no, they're hard-wired now). “Always give 110 percent” and “A job worth doing is worth doing well”.
Okay, I’m ready. I’m just going to load everything up and hit that submit button! I’m going to do it. Right now…
No! Wait! Let me do just one more read through… 

Stay well! Stay safe! And remember to spread kindness wherever you go!