Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Winner! Winner!

Congratulations Cindi! You are now (well, as soon as I send them to you) the proud owner of my novellas!

Thank you to all who entered and shared their random act of kindness stories. I hope we all found a little inspiration.

Sunday, February 24, 2013


Contest is closed. I will post a winner shortly!

Thank you for playing!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Random Acts of Kindness Hop

To view the entire list of blogs participating, please visit Inspired Kathy.

I'm not a cynical person. Or at least I try not to be. I often find myself frustrated when someone doesn't hold the door for me. But when a stranger in a store hands me a stack of coupons, I'm struck speechless. I thank them, of course, but their kindness erases whatever bad taste I might have in my mouth.

In fact, two weeks before Christmas, my husband and I were browsing through a selection of sunglasses in a mall shop. Neither one of us intended on purchasing anything but all that changed when a woman handed my husband a $50 coupon/gift card. To use the certificate, one had to make a purchase over $100 and would receive $50 off but the savings card needed to be used by a certain date. The woman said she didn't need it and paid it forward.

A random act of kindness.

In the spirit of this blog hop, I am offering 1 e-copy of Ice Princess and 1 e-copy of Prince Charming. All you have to do to enter is follow my blog and leave a comment below about a random act of kindness you've witnessed. A winner will be selected randomly on the 22nd. Make sure to leave an email address.

As an added bonus, for those of you Facebookers, follow my FaceBook page for a chance to win a copy of Queen Mean when I reach 100 followers.

Good Luck and Happy Random Acts of Kindness week.

Thank you to I Am a Reader, Not A Writer and Read For Your Future.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Am I getting old?

(This is a post I wrote for Honey Creek and thought I'd share with you.)

I know age is just a number, blah, blah and you're only as old as you feel. Whatever. My question isn't actually how I feel but how do others perceive me.

More specifically, the younger folks in my life. Sure my kids think I'm like a hundred (but they are always reminded my husband is older!). But when I'm with a group of teens or younger kids (I volunteer in the library and hope to speak with schools, soon), do they think I'm also a hundred? Am I uncool?

I don't think so but recently I found myself questioning this very idea.

First off, I'm not ashamed to admit I'm 35. Although, I've been blessed with Asian skin so I look about 30 (younger if you count the people at the grocery store who card me). I have a cousin who's 16. We aren't super close but I think as she's gotten older, we've found things we can talk about and I try to relate. After all, I write YA, I should have a working knowledge, right?

She was attending a dance over the weekend and like any girlie, girl, I wanted to see her dress. Thankfully,it wasn't awful, forcing me to lie. In fact, it was so cute, I even pictured a skinnier version of myself wearing the dress (yeah, to all the dances I attend). We discussed where she'd found the dress and both commented on any recent find we'd made there. Then, as if I were talking with my own girlfriends, I said, "You know where I've found some really cute dresses..." and before I could finish I could see her face. Not horrified. No eye rolling. She wasn't rude, but I could see the faintest whisper of disinterest in her eyes forcing me to say, "well, I know I'm old and you probably wouldn't wear what I wear, but I've found cute stuff at..." And bless her heart. She said, " Oh yeah, I've found cute dresses there."

I know she was being nice but I couldn't help run through my own wardrobe to see if I wore "mom jeans" too. Or did I own an assortment of matching track suits. Thankfully, I don't. Not even close. Although, being home does force me to drop off and pick up my kids from school in my jammies, but that's not an "old" thing. That's just a "lazy" thing!

So tell me, if age is just a number, at what number do we become uncool?

Monday, February 11, 2013

4 1/2 Star review!

LASR Prince Charming Review

Last week I opened my email to find a link for a review by LASR.

First off, I love getting these emails. Second, I hadn't heard much from Book 2 since it released and I was a little sad. Most authors go through this; wondering if we'd made a mistake. But redemption was only right around the corner!

The best part, besides the 4 1/2 stars is how the reviewer, Jasmine, feels about Honey Creek books. I can't speak for the creator of the book line, but Jasmine spoke what has always been in my heart about this town and series of books. Sweet, simple and short.

So, if you haven't checked out a Honey Creek book or a Honey Creak Royalty book, what are you waiting for!

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