Sunday, March 27, 2016

And The Winner Is....

Drumroll please....


Congratulations Bookie!  I'm sorry the others didn't win, however, you can get a copy by going to Lisa's blog to find the many ways to purchase her book.

Have a Happy Easter!

P.S. I used to pick the winner.  Bookie, I have your information from a previous win, so I know where to send it!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Sioux's Book Blurb Friday #7

It’s Sioux’s Book Blurb Friday #7. To learn more about Sioux’s Book Blurb Friday, check out Sioux’s blog. You basically write 150 word book blurb based on the picture:


My 94 word blurb:

A pair of shoes. That’s it—all that remained of Timothy Bleu. Some speculated he was taken in an alien spaceship. Some said he had to be abducted by the serial killer that only left the shoes of the victim. A few felt Timothy planted his shoes there on purpose to let the town know he wasn’t just an ordinary boy. Most of the townspeople didn’t want to believe Timothy really had invisible powers and that he was skilled at body projection. Read along and find clues to discover the disappearance of Timothy Bleu.

DON’T FORGET – tell your friends, neighbors, family to check out my previous blog post about winning a book! Just comment and you’ll be in the drawing – to be announced on Easter!

Monday, March 21, 2016

You Know You Want to Win...

Okay folks, don't forget to comment here or on the blog post Love to Believe - Book Giveaway to win a copy of...

Check out the blog post to find out more about the book and the author.

Already have a copy? Try and win anyway and give to a friend. What gift is more beautiful than a book? I will announce the winner on Easter!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Sioux’s Book Blurb Friday #6

It’s Sioux’s Book Blurb Friday #6. To learn more about Sioux’s Book Blurb Friday, check out Sioux’s blog. You basically write 150 word book blurb based on the picture:

My 60 word blurb:

Tashma Bleu was told by the garden shop that if she placed this ancient brass statue in her yard, she’d never have to worry about men controlling her again. Since Tashma Bleu just ended her seventh marriage, she was willing to try anything. Find out in this intriguing tale the men that come into Tashma’s life and what happens.

NOTE:  As you can see, I’m not good with names and used the same one I did last time (which I'll admit, I had help on!)
ALSO, check out my previous blog about winning a book! Just comment and you’ll be in the drawing – to be announced on Easter!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Love To Believe - Book Giveaway!

Yes, that’s right. I’m giving away Love To Believe – the second in a series of three by Lisa Ricard Claro. Just so you know, I’m not a romance reader, but I love Lisa’s style. The first in the series, Love Built to Last, I fell in love with and couldn’t wait for the second—the one I’m giving away. Now, I can’t wait for the last Love to Win scheduled to come out in July. Below is an excerpt I received from Lisa to print. But first, in order to win your copy, if you’re the lucky one, leave a comment. I’ll use a random draw and announce the winner on Easter! So tell your friends!

Love to Believe – Excerpt #3

Rebecca patted Sean’s chest with her hands and stepped away from him. “You know what? I’m sorry I asked. That is absolutely not my business. We’re alone in a hotel room and I, for one, don’t want a third person sharing the space with us. I apologize for inviting her in after you tried to leave her out. C’mon.” She took his hand and tugged him, unresisting, into the room, and closed the French doors against the night air. “Have you seen that tub? Jetted and big enough for two. Let’s turn on the hot water, pour some wine, and get naked. What do you say?”
Sean regarded her for a moment, those gorgeous eyes midnight blue in the lambent light and as inscrutable as deep space. The rules of their arrangement played in her mind, and Rebecca sweated the seconds, hoping she hadn’t gone too far, and that she had self-corrected before screwing things up.
“I’d rather not,” he said.
Her heart plummeted. Chest tight, she nodded and began to turn away. She still wore Sean’s jacket. He grabbed the lapels and drew her close, his mouth a heartbeat away from hers. “First we have the matter of indulging my get-you-out-of-that-little-black-dress fantasy.” He slid his jacket off her shoulders and tossed it on the bed.
Relief pumped through her along with a healthy wave of lust and, had she been inclined to dig a little deeper, something far more potent. “And after that?”
Sean took her face in his hands, his gaze serious and steady on hers. “I’m all yours,” he said.
She closed her eyes and pretended it was true.

About the author:

Lisa Ricard Claro is a professional editor, award-winning author, and Pushcart Prize nominee with published articles and stories spanning multiple media. She resides in Georgia with her husband of more than three decades and counting, is mother to three (a ruggedly handsome son and two stunningly beautiful daughters—Lisa might be a little biased), and dreams of one day living at the beach. Seriously dreams of it. As in, she’s already decorating her dream beach house. In addition to an array of sand dollars and seashells, she keeps a framed sign hanging in her office: Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses Welcome Here.
Lisa is also a lover of dogs and cats, and has a heart for rescues. This is why you will find a rescued pet companion in every one of her books. Sometimes they are part of the story line (Pirate the dog, in Love Built to Last), and sometimes they’re already ensconced in their forever home with one of Lisa’s characters (Pavarotti the cat, in Love to Win). As you read Lisa’s books, watch for the rescues!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Sioux's Book Blurb Friday #5

It’s Sioux’s Book Blurb Friday #5. To learn more about Sioux’s Book Blurb Friday, check out Sioux’s blog. You basically write 150 word book blurb based on the picture:


Years ago when Lisa Ricard Claro did this Book Blurb Friday, I stressed so much about it that the fun was lost. I vowed this time it would be F.U.N. I write the first thing that pops in my head (when it pops in my head). I usually fall short on the word count, but that’s okay. 

66 words this time around for the blurb below:

Enamored with the red bird, it was all Tashma Bleu thought about. She dreamed of flying to far away places, and one night it happened—she was the red bird. In this tale of dreams turning into reality, find out the advantages and near mishaps—now Tashma Red Feather—encounters. What becomes of Ms. Bleu? Will she remain Tashma Red Feather—trapped in dreamland? Or not?

Friday, March 4, 2016

Book Blurb Friday #4

It’s Sioux’s Book Blurb Friday #4, check out Sioux’s blog for all the details. Four? Wow, can’t believe it’s four already. Write 150 word book blurb based on the picture:


Okay, I seem to be upping my word count.
Here is my 108 word book blurb:

When Norma Oberdope woke up and found herself tied to the railroad tracks, she was sure she was dreaming. Norma looked into the distance and hoped and prayed that this track was not being used and that someone played a really mean joke on her for partaking of the sauce. When Norma realized she had to pee, that’s what caused the chain of events that she thought would surprise even Superman himself... in her Superman world anyway. Read to find out how Norma ended up on the tracks and if she was able to free herself when she heard the shrill sound of the whistle in the distance.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Here Kitty Kitty

We have two cats. Kitty and Smeagol. Smeagol is the black and white cat. I’m not sure what to call Kitty, except sweet. Smeagol, not so much. But they do love me. Follow me around where ever I go, like:

when I’m cooking,

doing laundry,




going to the bathroom,

after grocery shopping,


when outside walking,


getting ready to travel,

unwrapping a gift,

working outside

or whatever I’m doing, they are not far away, usually sleeping or trying...
Sometimes Smeagol wants my attention and does so by tearing up paper. Do you want to know what that’s like for a writer/trying-to-be artist? Heaven help me if he ever figures out that books are made of paper. So far he only chewed a corner of one that had been sitting out in the open. If they are on the shelf, he’s not bothered.

Well, they are cute stinkers, aren’t they?