Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Let’s talk about ways to start your workday on a happy note. Those of us who live in cities and begin the trek to work by walking or taking public transportation, keep your eyes open for attractive men. Flirt a little on your way to work. Even early in the morning, men react to a sweet, or not-so-sweet smile from an attractive woman. They like to be appreciated and will smile back or say “good morning” in a most appealing way. There are attractive men everywhere in the city, for example:
  1)     Handsome guys dressed up in suits and ties, looking powerful and smart. An appreciative look at them will often get one back to you in return.

  2)     Construction workers, handling big machines, or showing their strong arms in rolled up sleeves are waiting for you to notice them. Wave, smile 
    at them, they will definitely respond.

   3) Runners. Ooooh, men in shorts and tank tops running toward you, sweating! Give the guy an appreciative look and a smile and you’ll get one back.

    4)     Guy walking his dog. Unshaven, 
    wearing sweats and a tee shirt walking behind a beautiful dog.  Stop and pet his dog. Great conversation starter. Exchange smiles and “good mornings” and you’re on your way.

  5) What about the cute barista at Starbucks? Flirt with him, make his day, talk about something besides a latte, give him “eyes”.

   6) The guys hauling garbage in my neighborhood are hunks. Big strong men. I always thank them for keeping our neighborhood clean. 
    I get a nice smile and “you’re welcome” back. 
    7) Don’t forget those handsome policemen. I thank them for keeping us safe and get a shy smile and nod in return.

    8) And the firemen will stop and talk to you at the drop of a hat. Cleaning the fire truck comes second to talking and flirting with an attractive woman.

     9) Stand next to the most attractive guy you find on the train.  Even just one stop together gives you time to exchange smiles.

By the time you make it to work, you can have flirted with at least half a dozen men, putting some zing into your step and starting your day feeling very attractive and alive, starts your day on a positive note.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Sweet Saturday Sample of Now and Forever 3, Blind Love

Here's a snippet of my new release, Now and Forever 3, Blind Love. Callie, Mac's wife is helping Mac's brother, Peter, unpack. Peter has arrived in Willow Falls to teach for a year at Kensington State University where Mac is a dean of students. Peter is extremely handsome and known as a womanizer.

Mac walked around to the driver’s side of the car and patted his pockets, no keys. He
remembered last seeing them on the front hall table. He tip-toed quietly into the foyer so Callie
wouldn’t know he’d forgotten them. He stopped when he heard the soft purr of Peter’s voice.
Mac inched his way to the arch leading to the living room and peered into the room, moving
back to remain unseen.
“You’ve been married awhile, Callie. Isn’t it time you took a lover?” Peter asked, sidling up
to her.
Mac held his breath but couldn’t stop watching.
“Oh, but I have a lover, Peter,” she said, holding his gaze.
Mac froze. His stomach knotted.
“You do?” The surprise caused his voice to rise an octave.
“He absolutely sizzles.” Beads of sweat formed on Mac’s forehead.
“Does Mac know?” Peter raised his eyebrows.
“I don’t think so.” She turned away from Peter and Mac could no longer see her face.
“I don’t suppose you’d tell me who it is,” he asked, leaning toward her.
Callie whirled around to face him, a broad grin on her face.
“It’s Mac. He’s hot, Peter. So hot…I couldn’t possibly, wouldn’t ever need anyone else. Your
brother is an absolute pistol in the bedroom.”
Mac’s cheeks puffed up. He quietly emitted a silent sigh of relief and smiled.
Peter laughed loudly.
“You passed the Peter Caldwell Loyalty Test with flying colors.” Peter walked over to an
open box needing unpacking.
“You know what I could use?” Callie put her hand on his arm.
“What?” He reached into a box then stopped.
“A brother. I don’t have one of those,” she said, blinking back tears.
Peter hugged her.
“You’ve got one now,” he whispered.
Peter's house in Willow Falls
 A bit about the book:

Can a handsome, charming, womanizing professor win the heart of a temporarily blind ballerina? Love comes to the university as Peter Caldwell, dashing Art History professor and accomplished pianist meets Lara Stewart, ballerina.  Peter can’t seduce with her with his devastating good looks because Lara can’t see. Obsessed with the one woman he can’t have, Peter has to learn how to love.

Sam Caldwell joins Peter, Mac, Callie and his grandchildren. Witty and attractive, Sam isn’t looking for a woman but finds love isn’t only for the young but the young at heart as well. 

Small town secrets feed a blackmailer and blackmail on campus is paid with sexual favors. Blind Love is a roller coaster ride of twists and turns. This full length novel is three parts love and passion mixed with one part intrigue, stirred up with a twist of mystery and heated up to three flames. 
 Buy Links
 Secret Cravings Publishing (all formats)
Barnes & Noble
All Romance eBooks
Mac & Callie's new house

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Favorite Covers

Thanks for stopping by! Today I'm sharing some of my favorite covers from author friends here. I think book covers are a fabulous art form. What do you think? Do you have a favorite in this group? There will be more book cover blogs, so if your cover isn't here, don't feel bad. I didn't have room for more than about 20. I'll catch your cover next time. Promise!

I'm a sucker for a cowboy every time!

Love thee colors and the fabulous font!

Wow! This one just blows my socks off!

I'm a sucker for an old fashioned "painting" cover. It's SO romantic!

 Here I go again withe the romantic feel and the soft tones. Love it!

 Love the dog, the colors, the house,

More to come....

Did I mention cowboys? There's that cowboy again. And I'm drooling.

I TOLD you not to mention cowboys!

Love the feel of the Caribbean and I loved this book, too.

Keep scrolling...

I'm not a huge paranormal fan but this cover sucked me in. And I loved the book, too!

This is one of the most intriguing covers I've seen.

What a gorgeous cover! Like a fine painting during wartime of long ago.

More still...

More fine art that's incredibly romantic, to boot!

The colors the gorgeous guys...can't resist this one. It's beautiful!

Darkly romantic, lovely, lovely cover!

Gorgeous colors against the black background and the swords make this so intriguing.

Almost done...
 Another super hot cowboy! I'm gonna need smelling salts for this cover. Wow! Love it!

 Love this one because her eyes are amazing and he's so gorgeous! Loved this book too.

This is a free read but the cover is so sweet and beautiful with the flowers and the hand-holding and all. Love it!

One more...

Okay, okay, so this one is mine *blushes*, couldn't help it. It comes out in July.

The is the first of several book cover blogs, so be sure to keep an eye out for the next one. And please leave a comment, which ones are  your favorites? Thanks for stopping by.

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