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A Question and Three New Books!
Thursday, October 4th, 2012

What a whirlwind week! Mom shattered her shoulder on Monday, so we spent hours at the emergency room. We took her to an ortho guy on Tuesday, then yesterday she had surgery to replace everything. I’m sticking close to home today to rest up. Everyone’s tired. Poor dad is exhausted, but at least he has the worry of the surgery past him. Now, we’re planning for her to come home tomorrow. I’ll ramp up again tomorrow to help out.

In the meantime, my website needs updates. I’ll try to take care of those today. But here’s what went out this week. The first is a project my sister and I co-wrote that’s years in the making. T&J was one of those stories we had sitting under the bed until we had time and had learned enough to do it right. It’s a comedy. So if you like funny, sweet romances (there are sexy interludes, have no fear!), this might be the book for you! The second two are anthologies my RWA chapter is sponsoring to raise money for a wildlife refuge. I have a story in the YA anthology (gulp…for realz!)!

Click on the covers to find them at! If you have time while you’re bumping around Amazon, please click on “like” and the “tags”! Thanks, everyone!

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A laugh-out-loud romantic adventure!

See what happens when a secret billionaire and an aspiring actress get a little wild in Texas.

A man with a soft spot for women…

Closet Texas millionaire, Tanner Peschke has three months to prove he can make a profit at the family used car dealership or he will lose his job, disappoint his father and break his promise to his dying mother. The root of his problem is women. He can’t resist them–any of them. All it takes is the scent of delicate perfume or a misty-eyed gaze from an elderly woman with a sob story, and he becomes silly putty in the hands of his feminine customers. Until, with a stroke of luck and a buck of a mechanical bull, he hires Janine Davis to star with him in the dealership’s live TV ads.

A woman who won’t let a handsome cowboy get in the way of her dream…

Determined to make a name for herself, Janine needs to pay the bills between acting jobs. The offer to do a series of commercials for Peschke Motors is a chance to get her face “out there”. Recognizing a player when she sees one, Janine agrees to co-star with her handsome employer fully intending to keep their relationship strictly professional. First break she gets, she’s heading to Hollywood.

Their jungle-themed commercials take a crazy twist, and Tanner finds himself falling…from a sales banner while chasing a monkey. But more importantly, he’s falling for Janine. She’s just the one woman to tame this cowboy’s wild heart. Convincing her to stay with him might be harder than catching a mischievous monkey.

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This is a volume of short stories about wild animals, big cat rescues, shapeshifters and anything that would showcase the plight of large wild creatures and their need to have safe homes and/or freedom.

This anthology was produced by the Diamond State Romance Authors as a project of love to benefit the rescued animals of the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. All profits from this collection will go directly to the refuge to help with the care and feeding of these wonderful creatures.

Stories Included in this volume are:

Spirit of the Tiger by Elle James
Archer Falls by Lauren Smith
A Boy, A Girl, A Tiger by Cynthia D’Alba
The Wedding Crasher by Lindy Dierks
Beached by Dustin Stevens
Sunlight and Solace by Gina Wilkins
Saving Angel by Lynda Frazier
Buck by M. Marie
True Instinct by Vanessa North
Storm Haven by Charlene Roberts
Saving Akira by Candace Sams

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This volume of short stories includes a wonderful variety of contemporary and paranormal tales, and was produced by the Diamond State Romance Authors as a project of love to benefit the residents of the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. All profits from this collection will go directly to the refuge to help with the care and feeding of the rescued animals.

The stories in this volume were inspired by the animals. If you enjoy them, we hope you’ll recommend the book to friends, and doesn’t everyone need to feel a little Wild at Heart?

Stories in this collection include:

Freedom by Connie Wilkins
Teens Gone Wild by Margaret Etheridge
Home by Midnight by Brinda Berry
Cats Rule by Aileen Fish
Refugee by Lori Freeland
The Girl and the Puma by Jayne Grey
Heart’s Solace by Tara Fox Hall
Vision Quest by Karis Walsh
The Bully in the Piney Woods by Delilah Devlin
Fierce Wild by Megan Mitcham
Salvaje by Anna Meadows

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I haven’t had a lot of time to check out the new fall TV shows. What should I be setting up to TIVO? What has you hooked?

10 comments to “A Question and Three New Books!”

  1. Tawnya Peltonen
    · October 4th, 2012 at 10:38 am · Link

    I am LOVING Revolution! It’s on NBC, Monday nights at 9:00 central time.

  2. Katherine-The Bluelady
    · October 4th, 2012 at 10:40 am · Link

    lots of great new and renewed programs: Bones-Whse 13-Castle πŸ™‚ -Perception-Revolution-Vegas πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ -Leverage-Last Resort-Person of Interest πŸ™‚ -Beauty & the Beast-Elementary πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ -Dr. Who-Once Upon A Time πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ -Mentalist-and Coppe πŸ™‚ r.
    These programs will be returning in 2013: Last Man STanding-Lost Girl πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ -Game of Thrones-Hell on Wheels and Longmire πŸ™‚

  3. Shawna
    · October 4th, 2012 at 10:48 am · Link

    Scandal!!!! Once Upon a Time!!. I have not watched any of the new shows yet.

  4. ELF
    · October 4th, 2012 at 11:32 am · Link

    So sorry to hear about your mom. Give her our best wishes for a speedy recovery and a hug to your dad. I don’t watch much tv so can’t give you much input on that. Good luck on the releases…yum, love tigers and what a great cause to support!

  5. Staci aka Patches
    · October 4th, 2012 at 12:48 pm · Link

    Last Resort & Once Upon a Time!!!!

    Sending Positive Thoughts to Your Family. Hugs to Your Mom.

  6. erica
    · October 4th, 2012 at 2:15 pm · Link

    bones and scandal

  7. Stacy Wilson
    · October 4th, 2012 at 3:58 pm · Link

    So sorry to hear you mom needed surgery. Hugs around!

    As for shows…. I mainly watch syfy channels lineup.

    Warehouse 13
    Face Off
    Hot Set

    Dr. Who of course.

    I also watch a lot of the science channels. Most of the main stream tv doesn’t hold my interest anymore. *sigh* I think I’m getting old.

    Both of those Wild at Heart anthologies sound GREAT! Going to go look for them now.

    Stacy Wilson

    dragn_lady at yahoo dot com

  8. Linda
    · October 4th, 2012 at 4:35 pm · Link

    Once Upon A Time (first season is available on Netflix)
    Castle (but this is season 4 and if you haven’t been watching, there’s a lot to catch up)

  9. Susan W.
    · October 4th, 2012 at 9:08 pm · Link

    I’m sorry to hear about your mom. Hope she’s doing well since the surgery. I DVR all the CSI’s and ghost hunter shows. Guess that’s what you like when you use to be a lab tech. πŸ™‚

    I’m definitely going to be getting the Wild at Heart books. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is a wonderful place!


  10. Mary Preston
    · October 5th, 2012 at 3:40 am · Link

    I rarely watch television now. I tend to read or watch a DVD.

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