Grilled Tequila Lime Shrimp Recipe


If you like shrimp, you will love this recipe! Thanks, Josie!

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Absolutely delicious and perfect for a summer barbecue! Many thanks to Colleen Kennedy for sharing this recipe.

You will need:

1 pound large shrimp (21-25 or larger)
2 cloves minced garlic
½ cup olive oil
¼ cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1 TBS tequila
½ tsp Kosher salt
a few shakes of red pepper
½ cup chopped parsley


Clean the shrimp and set aside.
In a small bowl, combine garlic, oil, lime juice, tequila, salt, and red pepper; mix well.
Add half the chopped parsley and toss well.
Add the shrimp and marinate for 30-60 minutes in the refrigerator.
Heat grill to high heat.
Place the shrimp directly on your grill.
Cook for 3 minutes on the first side and 2 minutes on the second side. Be certain they’re pink and cooked through.

Enjoy with a green salad, fresh bread, and corn on the cob!


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Burgers, Trainrides, and New York City


Because booking airfare can be expensive, especially at the last minute, I decided to take a train to New York City for the Romance Writers of America’s 2015 national conference. Here are a few lines about my ride and burgers in NYC.

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I just returned from New York City by train. I figured the ride would be an adventure, a new experience, and I could meet new people. The ride from Georgia to New York City was cold and long!  People bundled in blankets most of the way. Many slept most of the way.

I planned to go to the dining car and treat myself.

The dining car ran out of food and closed early. No problem, the lounge car had snacks and food. Ah, no, they also ran of food , so I grabbed water bottles and Pepsi cans, since they would close at midnight, and a bag of chips. They would go well with the cheese slices and Easter candy I bought at bargain prices.

We had a 2 hour delay because a freight train ahead of us had hit a man walking on the tracks. That was sad, of…

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NYC here I come!

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It’s time for Romance Writers of America’s National Conference. This year the event is in the Big Apple. I’m so excited to see my old friends and make new friends.

If you’ve never attended RWA’s National, you don’t know what you are missing. Think of it 2000+ authors, plus editors and agents all gathered to discuss what is happening in the industry.

This year there so many things I want to do. There is the little Asian Fusion restauranttimesquarenyc libertymarriott46260362Jerseyboys

that we found and loved. My friends an I will be sure to return there. Then there is Junior’s right across from the hotel and has the most devine cheesecake.

This year Kiss of Death, the mystery and suspense chapter of RWA is meeting with the FBI for the inside scoop on all things FBI related. I’ll try to post another blog with some details. Then there is the Outreach International…

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Teaser Scene from Cheerleader Dad

Jaycee hung between first and second base. The Saturday game was a close one. Bottom of the seventh inning. Jaycee hadn’t stopped bouncing and cheering for the GALS’ team with Alex and Lily. Jessie ground his teeth. The only way Jaycee would make it past third base would be on a good hit. Would she pout when he tagged her out? He would if he had the chance. They’d always played by the rules. Besides, his sweet child had caught the ball that could have meant a home run for his team, the GUYS. She’d crowed about how the GALS would beat the pants off the GUYS.

Lily moved up to bat. She’d played softball on this park field since the first family reunion when she’d been declared old enough to participate in the games. First, she looked back at the catcher giving signals to the pitcher on the GUYS team. Then she looked from Alex, hovering between second and third base, to Jaycee, inching toward second. It was up to Lily to get both girls moving with a solid hit. Sweat pooled in the valley of her breasts. If they both made it into home, the GALS would be ahead by a run. If she made it in, her run would be gravy.

“St-rike one!” the umpire yelled as the players raced to steal third and second base. Lily shook her head at the girls. “No!” she mouthed. Each poised to steal again. One more out and no one would score this inning.

Thwack! The ball hung in the air when her bat connected. Racing toward first base, she prayed the ball would pass the second baseman. High pitched screams of “Go! Go! Go!” echoed in her head as she prayed. Alex had made it to third and was on her way to home.

Rounding first base, she glanced toward the yells of “Get her!” The second baseman’s throw overshot third base sending Jesse chasing after the ball. Alex headed for home. Shouts of “Al-ex, Al-ex, Al-ex.” were followed by “Ya-hoo!”

Seeing Jaycee headed for third base, Lily prayed he wouldn’t try to outrun her. He did but tripped on a loose shoe string, nose-diving to the ground. He recovered in time to see his daughter leaving for home and tossed the ball.

“Yay!” Lily quivered as she tried to stay put on second base, watching Jaycee head for home and her third score of the game. She jumped high with the shout of “Safe” that sent the GUYS grumbling.

“Please, don’t let that man tag me out,” she begged. The batter at the plate wasn’t a particularly strong hitter. Adrenaline raced through Lily’s veins, while she anticipated her move toward third base and Jesse. When he turned to look at her, paralysis hovered. Reality jarred her to action when she heard the thwack of a hit. “No-o-o!” The ball was GDB_Cheerleader Dad_V1 - Version 2headed across her path. There was no turning back as Jesse snatched the ball and turned to tag her.

Jesse was on automatic as he grabbed up the ball and turned to tag the runner moving his way. For one long, split-second he hesitated. Bouncing breasts held his attention. Where could he touch her? His breath caught for a second before he realized she’d passed him. Damn! Home, he had to throw her out at home.

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I Don’t Share with Mice!


I can’t waste a good blog by using it only once.

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I really don’t like mice, not even small ones.

I was working just hours ago when a mouse invaded my workspace. I have a comfy rocking chair with a rocking ottoman. My laptop and I love that I can put my feet up when I’m tired and have work to edit or pages to write. I sat down when a fresh glass of tea, prepared to finish edits on Cheerleader Dad to send to my editor. I had put the glass on a table to my right.

Good thing I looked at the drink before I grabbed it. A mouse stared at me as though wondering what new goodie I had brought for us. Who knows what the critter tasted?  I left to grab and bait two traps to put on the table, but the stinker didn’t leave. The traps were small but maybe too heavy duty for the little…

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A fun fashion style challenge


I love old jewelry and blouses I’ve saved from Mama’s closet. I still wear them occasionally and feel like I have something new and something of her. Have you kept old clothes or jewelry you can wear now for fun? Crazy is still okay. I have a light blue denim jacket and an old leather one from my daughter’s closet. She’d never wear them, but I will.

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If you’re stuck in a style rut,  sign up for Alison Lumbatis’s  “Get Your Pretty On” style challenge for summer 2015.  Alison offers these style challenges several times a year. For summer, you’ll receive a capsule of different clothes for the challenge as well as 21 days of outfits.


You’ll also become a member of a private Facebook page to connect with other women around the world.

I’ve participated in several of Alison’s fashion challenges and have learned so much about clothes and styling. Alison recommends shopping your closet first, and many of the clothes she suggests are from Old Navy, Target, Loft, etc. So, no need for expensive shopping in this challenge.

For further info, check out this link: (You may need to copy and paste)

She’s also adding the 2014 styling challenge at no additional charge.


So, as Alison would say, “Get your pretty on!”

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NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling Author!!!


Several of these authors are my friends and awesome writers. You can’t go wrong with this boxed set!

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M NYT-HusbandForAWeekI am delighted to announce that two days ago I became a New York Times Bestselling Author.

WOOHOO!!! Can you see my big smile? I’m still walking on cloud nine. Dancing is is more like it.

The 20 authors box, SUMMER FIRE, to which I contributed a new novella, HUSBAND FOR A WEEK, landed a #30 on the USA Today Bestsellers list, and #13 on the New York Times Bestsellers list.

It20 cover Amazon took so much effort, so much work, so much stress to reach that point.

In addition to rounding excellent authors, mostly USA Today bestselling authors, and a few who were already New York Times bestselling authors, we went through an amazing amount of promotion: each authors posting about the box on at least 5 blogs, each creating teasers and posting them, preparing tag requests with prizes, Rafflecopters, Facebook events, take over Facebook pages, Twitter party, Facebook…

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