Thursday, October 16, 2014

#CoverReveal - The Daughter He Wanted!

Hi, everyone! I'm super-excited today because I get to show you all my very first Harlequin SuperRomance! As most of you know I signed a 3-book deal with Harlequin last spring ... the first of those books is coming out in January! I can't believe how fast this has happened.

I love Harlequin and I love SuperRomance...and I'm so excited to be a part of the SuperRomance family. So, without further ado, here's my very first cover for my very first SuperRomance:

And the blurb:

The Daddy Surprise

Since the loss of his wife, Alex Ryan has been living a half-life. But with one phone call, Alex discovers he's the biological father of a four-year-old girl, and everything changes.

Single mom Paige Kenner preferred to have a family without the man. Now suddenly there's Alex, who desperately wants to be a father to her little girl. A gorgeous, kind and committed father. Letting a stranger into their lives is far too dangerous, especially if his presence stirs a part of Paige that she longs to forget. . .

*pets* Isn't it pretty? I just love it! You can add it to your GoodReads shelves now ... or pre-order the E-copies from the retailer of your choice...and it will be in stores - GAH! in STORES - come January! 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

#TastyTuesday - Yummy Banana Muffins!

bebe and I love bananas, but we apparently don't love them as much as I always think while we're in the store. Case in point: last week I picked up a bunch of bananas. Eight, in all. But eight is more than bebe and I can eat in a week (RadioMan hates bananas with a fiery passion). The beauty of this is banana bread, which is probably why I still don't really count the bananas in the bunch...I just pick up the prettiest ones and see where we end up.

This time we had four left over - the perfect amount for banana muffins! - even if they did turn out a little flat. lol they taste great, even though they look a little weak. Which brings me to today's Tasty Tuesday recipe...for yummy banana muffins!


1 cup of Miracle Whip salad dressing
1 cup of bananas, mashed up
3/4 cup of brown sugar
2/3 cup of whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Pre-heat the oven to 350 and spray your muffin pan with PAM or whatever cooking spray is your favorite. In a large mixing bowl mix the bananas and sugar; then fold in the miracle whip, flour, baking soda and salt. You'll mix this entire mixture just until it's moist. Fill the muffin cups about 3/4 full with the mixture and then cook for 25-30 minutes or until a golden brown around the edges.

Serves: 12-16 muffins, depending on cup size

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

#TastyTuesday - Brainstorming Recipes

Every fall my RWA chapter meets up for a brainstorming and writing retreat. From Thursday thru Sunday morning we are writing, laughing, eating and brainstorming fiends. The general rule at Brainstorming is this: what happens at brainstorming stays at brainstorming. Which is good because when you get 15 women together for an all girls weekend things can get...well, a little bit crazy.

Friday morning we woke up to all these seagulls on our dock. We're not sure why they chose our dock because we didn't feed them but for nearly the entire morning they sat facing south(ish) in little lines.

Saturday evening we were treated to a sky show - the lake and sky went pink and it was lovely.

Friday evening (I know, skipping around in time, this is how my brain works!) we deconstructed the movie The Proposal (you know, the Sandra Bullock/Ryan Reynolds movie). But before we could get to the real movie we learned one of our members (ahem! not me) watching the wrong proposal - a mob flick that...wasn't what she expected. I won't name any names...unless you ask me really nicely in the comments.

One of the girls brought along my favorite dip (I didn't get a picture, sorry, we'd worked really hard that day and were really hungry and...well, you get the gist) and that's my recipe for today. Here we go:

Scoop & Scarf (aka Scarf and Barf and Scoop and Sniff ... not because you'll get sick or smelly but because we kept forgetting the actual name):

1 package Cream Cheese (Philadelphia, use Philly...don't go generic)
1 8 ounce jar of salsa (or 8 ounces of your from-scratch salsa, you're choice)
1 8 ounce package of mild cheddar cheese, shredded
chopped black olives and tomatoes, to taste
1 bag of tortilla chips, again your choice my preference is Fritos Scoops


Allow the cream cheese to come to room temperature so you can manipulate it and then put the salsa and cream cheese in a bowl. Mix thoroughly. Spread the mixture in a 9X13 pan and then cover with shredded cheese. Sprinkle the chopped black olives and tomatoes over the top and serve. Voila! A great dip for football parties or family gatherings.