Today’s the day!!!

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I edited this book and am proud to see it as a reality! Sooooo proud Georgiana didn’t give up!

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After so many trials and errors, today is finally here. Crimson Dreams is now available on http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013IKWP4M/ref=s9_simh_gw_p351_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=14VMYBHTP0X7N85APZSV&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=2079475242&pf_rd_i=desktop

Rose Kelly has been offered the chance of a lifetime by a mysterious stranger to restore his English home. With nothing to lose, Rose accepts Vaughn Madoc’s offer and accompanies him to England. Curiosity gets the best of Rose when she discovers a sealed room and she enters the room. Suddenly, Rose is catapulted back to turn-of-the-century England. Can a modern twenty-first century woman survive the turn of the century without doing or saying anything that would change the future?

Vaughn Madoc is Dhampir, a race of being that originated the legends of Vampires. He’s working with Scotland Yard to track down the serial killer plaguing London, many are comparing to Jack the Ripper. If his life isn’t complicated enough, Vaughn finds a strangely dressed woman standing in his library. Fate has blessed…

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Retirement is too much work

marymarvella:

since my retirement I have self published 3 novels and 2 novellas. I contracted 3 novels with publishers, and I edit for a publisher and freelance!

Originally posted on Pink Fuzzy Slippers Authors:

For so many years I thought, if only I didn’t have to work I could____, you fill in the blank. Yep hundreds of things. But somehow the reality isn’t living up to the fantasy. I retired in 2014. The 2014-2015 was the first school year that I wasn’t in a classroom in oh, about twenty five years.

So I hit the ground running with my retirement. So much leisure time to fill. Yeah, right. Do you realize there are only 24 hours in a day and most people expect to spend at least 8 of those sleeping? For years and years I’d been storing away things to do once I retired and had all the time in the world to do stuff.

Being retired is hard work. My list of things to do is still long enough to wall paper the west wing of the White House. So what have…

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Cheerleader Dad and Double Tween Trouble

A sweet contemporary romance reminiscent of the Parent Trap movies. Single parents raising eleven year old daughters must try to resist the ploys their children use to push them together as well as the growing attraction that sparks between them.

Excerpt:A scant two hours after the girls had won the ball game, Lily sat across the booth from Jesse in the Burger Palace. “Can this be the woman who played such a mean game of softball only hours ago?” Jesse asked. “You look too pretty to be that hard-boiled jock. Where did you learn to play ball so well?”

“Brothers, I grew up with two jocks who played all sports. They were serious athletes.” Lily grinned. “They wouldn’t bother with a tag-along little sister, so I had to be good enough to make them want me on their teams when they played.”

Jesse’s body tingled when Lily laughed, as she did when anyone mentioned the afternoon game. He imagined a younger version of the woman across the table. Her blond ponytail would have been longer and tousled and her face smudged with dirt. Her brothers must have adored her.

“You learned well,” Jaycee said before he could.

“Your brothers must’ve spoiled you rotten. Did they wipe the mud from your face, get you out of trouble?” he teased. “Let you win all the time?”

“Not even close,” she answered. “They didn’t let me win. They taught me well.”

Lily blushed when Alex asked Jaycee in a pseudo whisper, “How come your dad didn’t tag Mom out? He could’ve.”

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Grilled Tequila Lime Shrimp Recipe

marymarvella:

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

Originally posted on Pink Fuzzy Slippers Authors:

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

INSTRUCTIONS:

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

marymarvella:

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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