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It’s a TWITTER #party with 4 awesome #authors tonight 2/17/16 #prizes #fun



Are you up for a party?

~~My publisher Entangled Publishing has organized an awesome event~~

Join me and 3 other authors on Twitter tonight. Between the fun, laughs, and conversation we’ll be handing out Scavenger Hunt questions and prizes. FUN FUN FUN!!!

The Naughty and Nice Scavenger Hunt and Twitter party is happening tonight from 8 pm until 10 pm EST.

Authors who will be partying are:

8:00-8:30 – Sherilee Gray

8:30-9:00- Abby Niles

9:00-9:30 – Naima Simone

9:30-10:00 – Christine Warner

Here’s how to participate:

Go to your twitter account and find us on the #EPScavengerHunt hashtag and jump in on the fun. I hope to see you there 🙂

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Posted by on February 17, 2016 in Entangled Publishing


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Six Sentence Sunday 8/26/12

Welcome to Six Sentence Sunday!  Thank you for taking the time to visit.  This week I’d like to share my 6th snippet from my contemporary romance Two-Timing the Boss which released in both ebook and print on Friday, August 24th with The Wild Rose Press.  WHOOT WHOOT…cue the ballons and streamers and the sexy shirtless men with glistening biceps and rippling abs pouring champagne 🙂

Whew…*fanning myself* Back to reality and controlling the need for a run on sentence! lol

I love reading comments, so please let me know what you think of my six.

QUICK SET UP: We’re still in Keller’s POV and he’s just offered Farah the position of personal assistant and she’s accepted. Farah—in total good employee mode—offers to start the next day. We start out with Keller’s response.

“Take the remainder of the week and get yourself situated then come in fresh Monday morning, seven-thirty.”

When her tongue flicked out to wet her lips, his insides shifted. The sunlight coming through the bank of windows touched the moistness her tongue left behind. He envisioned his thumb tracing the curve of her upper lip before he lowered his head to take a sample. She’d taste like sugar, of that he felt certain. At this point he just wasn’t sure if it’d be imitation or the real thing.

I hope you enjoyed these six.  For more great snippets please go to SIX SENTENCE SUNDAY.  Or join in the fun next week with six of your own.

Happy Reading!


Two Timing the Boss @ The Wild Rose Press



Two Timing the Boss on Amazon in print or ebook

BLURB for Two-Timing the Boss:

Farah Smith is on a mission: secure the funds for her twin sister’s surgery.  She’ll do whatever it takes to succeed.  Even if that means putting her values aside to work for a man she finds morally bankrupt.  But when the real Farah meets her new boss, she wonders if she’ll be able to resist his sexy advances long enough to help her sister.

From the blonde wig, to the stilettos strapped around her ankles, Farah’s a clone of Keller Donovan’s harem of past assistants.  She can’t believe she’s let herself be talked into the disguise, let alone working for the man planning to demolish the hospital her sister so desperately needs, but the salary he offers is the only way she’ll be able to afford her sister’s surgery.  The moment Farah meets Keller she realizes her most daunting task isn’t typing, spreadsheets or organizing travel arrangements, but fighting the growing attraction toward a man whose ruthlessness is legendary in the boardroom as well as the bedroom.

Determined not to end up in a disastrous marriage like his divorced parents, Keller believes all relationships should have a shelf life of sixth months or less.  But when he meets Farah, all bets are off.  He not only wants her to continue as his personal assistant, but his own private bed warmer.  Unfortunately, his offer of an affair doesn’t sit well with her fairytale dreams or the strangled hold gripping his heart.


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Friday Fun Facts

Hi and welcome to Friday Fun Facts!  Come play along and learn something new about me, and I’ll learn something new about you.

Do you ever get into a mood—and I’m talking food-wise—where you crave a certain taste for a certain food to such the extreme that you can eat it at every meal?

For some reason this week I wanted to have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches morning, noon and night…along with an evening snack…lol

Now, let me tell you, PBJ’s aren’t a sandwich I eat often.  I generally find I will indulge in a good PB&J maybe once a year—if that.

But for some reason this week I couldn’t get the thought of an old fashioned PB&J out of my head.  And, no, I wasn’t daydreaming about when the kids were small and that seemed to be all they’d want for lunch 🙂  lol

I craved soft white bread—no whole wheat or multi-grain for this craving—if I was going to be naughty, I was going to go all the way!  🙂  Then yummy, creamy SKIPPY peanut butter slathered on each piece of bread and a thin layer of strawberry jelly in between.

Let me tell you, with a glass of cold, COLD milk I was in heaven.  LOL  (and yes, I drink fat-free milk so that counteracts the calories of the PB&J…hahahaha)

Which brings me to today’s Friday Fun Fact question….Drum roll please…

Am I flying solo here, or does anyone else get a food craving that they just can’t seem to satisfy—having the same meal over and over again until they don’t ever want to see that meal again—or at least until the next time they get in the mood.  Lol  And if so, what was that craving that took over your taste buds and wouldn’t let anything else suffice?

I’m looking forward to your answers 🙂


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Friday Fun Facts

Hi and welcome to Friday Fun Facts!  Come play along and learn something new about me, and I’ll learn something new about you.

I’ve always loved games—card games, board games, video games…pretty much any type of game.

This week I was going through my vast collection of games that have been stored in the basement.  Some from when the kids were small, and some from when my husband and I used to host “Game Nights”.  Loved game nights—we’d invite several couples over and generally we’d do a theme and everyone would bring a dish to pass that went with that theme. We’d play loud, riotous games of Pictionary, The Newlywed game, Balderdash—and many more.

Anyway, I’m getting off track.  Going through this massive stack I knew it was time to either donate some of them to Goodwill or send a few home with my daughter the next time she’s visiting.

I had a great time sorting through them and found it hard to believe how many I’d kept.  There were games purchased years ago when my kids were small.  Remember HI-HO Cheerio or Guess Who?  I loved playing those games with the kids.  I think sometimes I enjoyed playing the games more than them.  We even had the Barney memory game…lol.  I’m sure none of my kids would confess to loving Barney now, but they did.  He was the coolest purple dinosaur in the land.

It made me reminisce about games we played as kids.  One of my all time favorites was a game called MYSTERY DATE.  My mom picked it up at a yard sale when I was a kid and I remember playing it with my sister and the neighbor girls on the front porch.  I think that’s when my love of romance began.  Lol.  We all wanted to open that mystery door and find the hot guy with the white tux coat smiling back at us.

Another favorite was OPERATION.  I begged my mom to play all the time. Probably drove her crazy.  For some odd reason I even toyed with the idea of becoming a doctor…lol But one nice thing about that game, it was easily played solo.

And of course there were all those old time favorites like LIFE, TROUBLE and MONOPOLY (which I played endlessly in the summer with a neighbor friend on rainy days or after the streetlights came on and we had to come inside…we’d have games go on for weeks…lol).

My brother and I used to play WATERWORKS and that was fun, but not many people seem to remember that game.  I know he also liked what I always referred to as “boy games”…you know, RISK or STRATEGO—those are the only two I can think of because usually he ended up playing them with my cousin, who—I swear—had every board game ever made.  LOL

Which brings me to today’s Friday Fun Fact question….Drum roll please…

What’s a board game you have the fondest memories of from your childhood?

Looking forward to reading your answers!


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Friday Fun Facts

Hi and welcome to Friday Fun Facts!  Come play along and learn something new about me, and I’ll learn something new about you.

This week—actually the last several weeks—I’ve been lucky enough to make a small dent in my TBR pile.  It’s a good feeling.  Although I managed to read several—even writing up a few reviews—my pile is no way near manageable.  But I’m glad I had the time and chance to read the ones I have.  I have a ton more that I can’t wait to dive into, but for now I’m saying “YAY” 🙂

All of these books come in different forms.  I have several books on my nook, and still more in print lining the shelves in the office, tucked into a cedar chest, stored in boxes in my closet and basement and a towering stack on the floor beside my bed.  And I won’t mention the tilting pile on my dresser that makes my husband cringe.

There are times I’ll have a few books going at once—and I know from talking to others I’m not alone there.  Now obviously when I have a book I’m reading up on my Nook, keeping track of the page I’m on is easy when I get interrupted, but when I have a print book, it’s a bit more of a challenge.

Sure, over the years I’ve had my fair share of cool bookmarks.  Some I’ve received as gifts, some I’ve picked up on my own, some have even been handmade either by myself or the kids.

But there have been times that I don’t have a bookmark handy, and I need to stop reading and want to mark my place without folding over the page (hate, or leaving the book open, print side down.

I’ve used some odd things as bookmarks—a paperclip, tissue, another book (yep, I tucked one inside the other to mark my page…lol).  I’ve even been known to tuck a utensil—as in a fork or butter knife…(don’t ask, but I will tell you they are clean: :)) to mark my spot.  At times when I’m in the car waiting while picking up a child, or enjoying a quick read on my lunch hour at work, I’ve been known to use a candy wrapper from my purse, a string—actually dental floss…which I also keep handy in my purse, a pen…pretty much anything I can dig out.


Which brings me to today’s Friday Fun Fact question….Drum roll please…

What is the oddest thing you’ve ever used as a bookmark?

Looking forward to reading your answers!


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Friday Fun Facts

Hi and welcome to Friday Fun Facts!  Come play along and learn something new about me, and I’ll learn something new about you.

So this week I had lots of hours that I could have written.  The key words are could have.  I did manage to get a little done, but it was a week of struggle and I just wasn’t feeling creative, even though I’d started a new project.  That alone usually excites me so much I can’t keep myself away from the keyboard 🙂

I kept finding things to make me get up and move away from my computer.  Odd little tasks that need to be done—eventually—but nothing pressing.  You know the chores I’m talking about—going through the closets for items to donate, rearranging the wrapping paper caddy, straightening out the spice cupboard, re-potting a few plants and finally—in desperation—cleaning out my purse.

Purses are funny things.  No matter how big or small, they seem to become the designated catch-all for me as well as anyone who I’m traveling with who doesn’t carry a purse of their own.  I remember when the kids were small my purse carried crayons, small toy trucks, snack cups filled with goodies, drink boxes…just to name a few.  And if my husband was with me I managed to fit in the camera, his wallet, a ring of 25 keys…lol…that seemed to usually happen on vacations. 

No matter if I tried to outsmart them by carrying a smaller purse, it still managed to be the place to fill and would end up bulging from the sides and things spilling out the top.  Not to mention no fun to carry 🙂

Anyway, as I procrastinated from doing anything writerly, I emptied out my purse one item at a time.  I found some odd things that just don’t belong in a purse.  I think I had about 50 pens…lol, a thousand receipts (all mangled and ripped…yep, they must’ve been in there since the turn of the century…lol…and the sad thing is that I switch my purse out every few months…so not sure how I managed all those receipts), an expired credit card, a key of unknown origin, a few gum wrappers, a paperback book, notebook (just in case I get a good idea for a story or a wip…good thing I had all those pens), one earring, so much spare change I could buy myself lunch out tomorrow and invite a friend…oh the list seems endless and I can’t believe it all fit.

Toward the end, as I scavenged in the darkened depths, I started to feel like a magician.  I held my breath, sure I’d drag out a furry white bunny by the ears.

Which brings me to today’s Friday Fun Fact question….Drum roll please…

What is the oddest thing you’ve either carried in your purse for yourself or a loved one—or found while cleaning it out?

Looking forward to reading your answers!


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Friday Fun Facts

Hi and welcome to Friday Fun Facts!  Come play along and learn something new about me, and I’ll learn something new about you.

This week I started a new WIP, which is always exciting.  Once I started writing, I discovered something wasn’t right.  Something I couldn’t put my finger on.  Now, I’m not a panster, but I’m also not an in depth plotter.  I do a quick outline to cover the major plot points and character traits/quirks and go from there.  Well, apparently that wasn’t enough this round.  I didn’t like the direction the heroes personality was headed, the backstory didn’t work with what I had planned for later and the reaction of the heroine to the hero was all wrong.

So, what do I do when I’m stumped and need to rework a scene, plotline, or anything writerly related?  Either I clean, play ball with the dog, brainstorm with a friend or cook.  Thursday was a day of cooking while I multi-tasked and discussed my issues on speaker phone with a friend.  For some reason cooking helps me think, as does driving.  (but with the price of gas I try and reserve my road trips for occasions when I NEED to go out)  Plus, I know better than to talk on my cell while I’m driving and I didn’t want to miss my friends suggestions. 🙂

In the kitchen, happily slicing, dicing, mixing, blending, braising, sautéing and all the other fun kitchen functions that are required to make a meal, I soon noticed I had plenty of clean up ahead of me.  Not my favorite part of spending time in the kitchen.

One of the reasons for that is when I’m cooking or baking I tend to use a lot of dishes and utensils.  Did I mention I use A LOT?  And I also don’t have a dishwasher, which means I have to wash A LOT of dishes and utensils by hand.  Now usually this doesn’t bother me, but there are days I’d rather toss out all those dishes that need washing and buy new…lol…if that were an option.  To not have a dishwasher was all my choice because when we built our house I was the one who opted out in favor of having the cupboard space.  Most of the time I don’t regret my decision.  But…isn’t there always a but? :)—there are times I do.  Like when I’m in major cooking mode.

I have to admit, if I could go back in time—after today especially—I’d take that dishwasher offered when the kitchen was in the planning stages and store any extra dishes in the pantry…or a box in the basement…lol

Which brings me to today’s Friday Fun Fact question….Drum roll please…

What one appliance do you LOVE that you could absolutely not live without?

Looking forward to reading your answers!


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