Tuesday, May 12, 2015

#ChickLitMay ~ What's On Page 45 ~ #TeaserTuesday

Hi, gang! I'm taking part in a fun week-long event with some author friends. It's called ChicLitMay, and for the next week we'll be talking about our books, sharing teasers and sales and behind-the-book information. Fun, fun, fun!!

Today's topic is What's on Page 45 ... so I'm going to dig into my next Harlequin Superromance, releasing in the fall, to find some juicy information. Emmett (our hero) and Jaime (our heroine) have a...messy past and now they have to figure out how to get along in the present. Here we go, from page 45 of First Love, Again:

Emmett grabbed the keys to his truck and stopped short. Jaime sat in a red golf cart in the driveway. "Hi," he said and tossed the keys onto the front seat. He walked to the golf cart. "The trustees didn't call, I figured they won the argument."
"Not yet." She mumbled something else that sounded suspiciously like not ever and then smiled brightly at him. "I'm here to take you up on the offer of an estimate. We've already had one, but after Luther Taylor walked out on the job the trustees want to make sure there are no more surprises."
"And if I have plans?" He raised an eyebrow at her.
"You don't." She waited a long moment and finally said, "Are you coming or do I also have to look for another estimate?"
"I haven't been asked onto the project yet."
"I just did." She blew out a breath that made the curls at her forehead dance. Emmett bit back a smile. She was still so easy to rile up.
"No, you said you were here to take me up on my offer. But you didn't actually ask me to give an estimate, and as part of my offer I did say the trustees should call if they wanted my help."

"I'm as close as you're getting to a trustee today so either get in or get out of my way."

We're giving away a GRAND PRIZE during #ChickLitMay!

A one-pound package of caramels from Whitney's Goodies.  Winner can choose their flavor from those listed below.

This giveaway is open to residents of the USA only.

The Girl Next Door (Crème Caramels): A scrumptious, full-bodied caramel. Old fashioned, melt-in-your-mouth bliss!
The Charmer (Chocolate Crème Caramels): This smooth, chocolate cream caramel will add panache to your day. An exquisite and elegant morsel, simply irresistible.
The Movie Star (Orange Crème Caramels): A timeless treat that will satisfy caramel fans of all ages. “The stuff that dreams are made of!”
The Bombshell (Lemon Crème Caramels): A bodacious bit of heaven with a bold citrus pallet. They will leave you satisfied and refreshed. Caramels are a girl’s best friend!
Always a Lady (Rose Caramels): A delicate bouquet of rose essence infuses this lovely caramel: alluring, tantalizing and reminiscent of another era. They are perfect for weddings and bridal showers. A definite for ladies who lunch or breakfast at Tiffany’s.


To enter, answer the following question in the comments section below.

"In 4 or 5 words, why do you think First Love Again would be a good read?"

Entrants must leave their full name, along with an e-mail address. A winner will be chosen via Random.org on Tuesday, May 19th.

You can click through to read more Page 45 posts from these fab authors:

Pippa Franks        Laura Kenyon     Jayne Denker     Amy Gettinger     Gina Henning

Cat Lavoie      Jennifer Ammoscato     Lauren Clark     Laura Chapman     Celia Kennedy

Jennifer Farwell      Glynis Astie     Clodagh Murphy     Stacey Wiedower     Bethany Turner 

Franky Brown     Tracy Krimmer     Jillianne Hamilton     Catherine L. Hensley     Becky Monson

Georgina Troy     Zanna Mackenzie     Jennifer Collin     Monique McDonell     Sky Greene

Whitney Dineen     Maggie Le Page     Kathryn Biel     Meredith Schorr     Rachel L. Hamm

T. A. Munroe     Heather Balog     Jennie Marts     Serena Clarke

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

#TeaserTuesday: Mr. Right Now & A Giveaway

Hiya, gang! My box-set buddies and I are getting ready for release day! Shades of Desire releases to the wild in June, and you can pre-order now...as part of our celebration, we're giving away a Kindle Fire HD  ~ all the details are here.

I thought I'd share a little teaser from my bundled book, Mr. Right Now:

His chest was tanned and strong, giving her the impression that he worked outside, shirtless. A lot. Construction, maybe? God have mercy on the women in his neighborhood. A light layer of hair trailed in a V from his pecs to disappear in a point below the waistband of his jeans. Like a treasure map. She chuckled.
      “I was just thinking how many times a pirate and his lady may have done this on the deck of a ship in the middle of the Caribbean.”
      “You are an odd woman.”
      She watched him from under her lashes for a moment. “And you’re a little bit of a pirate. Kissing me in the elevator. Seducing me away from my room.”
      His stomach muscles bunched as she raked her fingernails over his heated skin.
“Personally, I’ve always thought of myself as a privateer,” he said and easily flipped her onto her back and pressing his thigh between hers. He waggled his eyebrows.
       “Privateer. Pirate. As long as you don’t talk about my booty, we’ll be fine.”

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

#TastyTuesday ~ Cinnamon Tortilla Crisps

Hi, everyone! I'm back with another quick and tasty treat for your Tuesday. Cinnamon tortilla crisps - you know, like the treats you get after a meal at your favorite Mexican restaurant? They taste sooo good, and they are sooo simple to make. Here we go:


6-8 medium sized flour tortillas
3-4 tablespoons butter (spreadable, or to make this super-low calorie, us Promise or I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spray)
Jar of Cinnamon Sugar


Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees. Using a pizza cutter (or scissors) cut the tortilla shells into triangles and then spread (or spray) 1 side of each triangle with butter. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over that side until it is coated. Flip the tortilla over and spread/spray that side with butter and then sprinkle the cinnamon sugar again. Arrange the triangles on a cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven and place on a serving plate. Turn around and your kids will have eaten them all.

*Note: My tortillas above are not triangular...that's because bebe helped and she decided we needed ALL shapes. So we had cinnamon squares and rhomhi and octagons and triangles*