Thursday, May 31, 2012

Book Nibbles

This week, I'm sharing a fellow Creeker, Maggie Greene's Nursing Second Chances on Book Nibbles.
A Honey Creek Sweet Romance

Kiersten Hart left Honey Creek the minute she graduated high school and never looked back. When her sister Jeanine is widowed and left to raise two children alone, Kiersten moves back on a temporary basis. When Charles steps in and sweeps her off her feet, she has to decide if the wounds from her childhood can be mended.

After his wife died, Charles Webber swore he’d never love anyone again. He buried himself in his work and didn’t look up until he found out his son was sick. Moving to Honey Creek was supposed to make things easier. Kiersten does little to help keep things simple. Though he is taken with her, he soon realizes the casual relationship they agreed on is turning serious. As their expiration date approaches, Charles must decide if Kiersten is worth the risk.

Get your copy from Amazon today!

If you're a fan of the Honey Creek line and will be attending the Lori Foster event this weekend (June 1-3) I will be there with Julie Anne Lindsey and Maggie Greene and we'd love to meet you. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I feel old

You know you've said it. Heck, I think it's my daily mantra. But lately, I'm really feeling it. Maybe it's my youngest turning 8 with my oldest on the brink of 11. Or I'm faced with a long, hot summer staying home with the kids (which I've never done). Or maybe it's being pregnant at 34 3/4 (I could round up but why?).

It's probably all 3.

Last night, I pulled myself from my chilly house and braved upper 90 degree temps to take a short walk (these days I'm lucky if I can move at all). While passing each house and huffing along, I couldn't help but think to myself, "I feel old." Like really old.

What am I going to do about it?

To start my day, I woke at 6:30 and dove into my part-time work. After more than 2 hours chugging away, I took a much needed reading break. I just glanced at the clock and noticed that I've been awake for 3 hours. My kids are fed, dressed and ready to go. My work is good for the day. I've done 2 loads of laundry, showered, primped and even found a minute to write this post. And through it all, not once have I thought how old I feel. Or tired. No. My remedy for the old lady blues is positive thoughts (since I can't drink myself into a stooper) and blind faith.

Maybe, if I don't acknowledge it, it won't feel so real.

What do you do to combat feeling old?

Monday, May 21, 2012

Organization Station

I'm still amazed how much technology I've surrounded myself with. I blame my husband and love him for it all at the same time. I'm by no means a tech savvy person. Far from it. Yet, I rely completely on my phone, my hands free in the car, my eReader and my DVR (girl loves her books and TV!) . Ask me how they work and I can't help but stare, trying to keep the drool from forming.

I can sit at my house and conduct business with just my phone. My phone! And I don't have to talk to anyone. Except myself. I rely so heavily on my smart phone I almost feel naked when I don't have it.

Even with all this technology at my fingertips, I can't help, lately, feel completely unorganized. Sure, I have 3 calendars feeding into my phone, apps to Twitter and Facebook on there but as for my day-to-day work contacts I fall short.

I may have mentioned how I do review and admin work for Turquoise Morning Press and a big part of my job is working with the authors directly. Constant contact. And when I'm out and about, I love being able to handle an issue from my phone with a simple email. But with all the authors we have I find I do not have hardly anyone in my phone or even stored in my address book through my email. Weird, I know but I think when I started I threw myself into my work, I didn't give myself enough time to add everybody. I probably figured I'd eventually add them.

So, in honor of some late spring, early summer cleaning and the fact I don't have a full-time day job anymore, I can proudly state I've added all of my authors' emails and some cell phone numbers into my phone. *bows* So while I'm at Target (my favorite place) I can easily send author So-and So an email without having to run home in front of my computer and search my excel files for my list of email addresses.

I may not understand how some devices work but now I know I moving in the right direction on how to correctly use it!

Please tell me I'm not the only one!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Book Nibbles

I don't wanna toot my own horn (toot, toot) but Ice Princess is up this week on Book Nibbles.  *throws confetti* *bangs the drum*

Mya Newman never minded the routine or quiet that came with living in Honey Creek, Ohio. For her senior year, she craves something exciting to happen instead of it melting into a cookie cutter routine like the previous years. 
When a new girl, Audrey Moore, moves to town, Mya finds herself caught in a triangle. She discovers hidden feelings for her best friend, Michael Graves, but he seems to have eyes for the new girl. After Mya’s father becomes ill and eventually passes, she turns to her best friend, Michael. He never leaves her side, but she wonders if he’d rather be elsewhere. 
With fear of rejection and loss of friendship, Mya decides she can’t confess her recently discovered feelings. When Michael and Mya share a dance at the Winter Formal, does she open her heart to him? Or does she shy away, forever longing to be the princess who finds her prince?

Where you can get your copy: Amazon; Smashwords.

I can't really give you my two cents but I will tell you to have a hankie handy when you read this sweet YA. 

Happy Reading!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Book Nibbles

I'm jumping around with excitement for the book up this week. Bloom by Julie Anne Lindsey!

In a town filled with her past, she never expected to find her future….
Seven years ago Cynthia left Honey Creek with a broken heart. Three years ago Mitchell arrived with one. Now Cynthia’s come home, and these two hardened hearts can’t stop arguing. If they’d only take a break long enough to find some common ground, they might be surprised to find love can grow anywhere.
If they let it, love will find a way to Bloom.

Where you can snag your copy of this amazingly sweet romance. Amazon. And if you don't have a Kindle, you can also get a copy from Smashwords.

My two cents:
Not only do I love, love, love this new author but I fell in love with this sweet romance. Lindsey does a wonderful job of showing two people dealing with the ups and downs of falling in love. Mitchell and Cindi are two likable characters you could see yourself being friends with. I might be a little biased since I write for Honey Creek but Lindsey did a great job of introducing us to this small town.

I recommend you get this book today.