Round Robin Blog Fest

It’s time for my monthly round robin topic. This month we are discussing something a bit different. Perhaps you can chime in as well. What is the most inspiring, romantic, or dangerous setting you ever read or written? This is one of the more challenging posts for me. In the early morning light of this gray May morning, my brain is as overcast as the sky. Picking the most inspiring, romantic, or dangerous setting is hard when nothing comes to mind. It’s that morning fog permeating everything, settling in and making things fuzzy. I will pick my brain and see what I can come up with. I’ve been inspired by a number of books. Conversations with God had a profound effect on my life. That summer in Italy singing was amazing and most peaceful summer I’d had since my sister’s death at that time. As for romantic, there are two that come to mind. The movie Somewhere in Time is one of my favorite romance movies of all time. Of course, it makes me cry, so I don’t watch it often. The romance book that I considered my favorite for years, although may not be now if I were to read it again (the editor’s curse of never being able to turn the editor off), was Jude Devereux’s Knight in Shining Armor. Now, that I look at both of these, I realize they are time travel romance. I love good time travel romances. They were popular in the 80s, but you don’t see many of them any more, much to my dismay. Perhaps I need to write one. (smile)...

My Dream Kitchen Becomes a Reality

We decided to go ahead and remodel our kitchen. I got my dream kitchen. (Yay!) We went from this: and this:   To this: and this: and, finally, to the beautiful kitchen I’ve dreamed about. During the day with the new recessed lighting. Yes, we are still putting things away as they just finished everything this past weekend. We replaced the stovetop and oven with a range. I love my new Thermador range. (It came with a “free” dishwasher, so replaced that, too. It was a good choice to replace our old one. The last load we did in it we had problems getting the latch to work. See, even our appliances were telling us it was time. 😀 ) The only downside to the range’s power is that it heats up the house. On the upside, when it’s cold, it will heat up the house. LOL I love the six burners and the fact that the grates are connected. There is no wasted space. It simmers superbly and the pancakes I’ve cooked on it are great. You cannot multitask when making garlic bread or it turns to cinders in seconds. Literally. It’s all good, though. I just won’t multitask while making garlic bread. LOL I love it. 🙂   At night, with the LED under the counter lighting that Charlie installed. The under counter lighting really highlights the beautiful backsplash. It just turned out beautiful. 🙂 (How many times can I use the word “beautiful?” I’m sure I can work a few more in. 😉 )   The new cabinets with our old refrigerator. It still works, so we will wait to buy...

Guest Author Jenn Nixon

Help me welcome the very talented romantic suspense/thriller author Jenn Nixon. ~ ~ ~ After almost losing her Uncle Phen during the investigation of her mother’s murder, Felicia “Lucky” Fascino cut all ties and ran away, hoping her family would move on and forget the promises they made. Putting the past behind her has never been easy, but Lucky knows the job is slowly destroying her already fractured psyche. Staying away, especially now that her family is in danger, is the only way to keep everyone safe. Kenji Zinn, determined to locate his ex-lover, tracks Lucky to a small island with her family’s help, and finds her in a miserable and self-destructive condition. His connection to her is strained after months apart but his feelings haven’t change, and he attempts to persuade her to come home, to protect her family and keep her promise. Despite her obvious mental fatigue, only Phen is able to convince her that the way to get closure is finding an elusive man named Quimby and take him out permanently. Once home, Lucky breaks it off with Kenji, and agrees to go back to work if Phen promises to let her go when it’s done. While her family continues to track their target, Lucky returns to work for the network—struggling through each job, aware that pushing her family away won’t bring anyone the peace they deserve. As she begins to repair her shattered relationships, her true feelings for Kenji are tested when she almost loses him completely. Before it’s too late, Lucky realizes he’s her best ally to help her finish what she started and...

Guest Author Tess Oliver

Please help me welcome guest author Tess Oliver. ~ ~ ~ Rett Synopsis: Barrett “Rett” Mason has never found the one girl who can tame his wild heart. And sometimes life is just easier and less complicated without love. While working for Kingston Construction, Barrett becomes fast friends with the owner’s son, Cole. They have one major thing in common– their insatiable appetite for women. But when Barrett meets Cole’s sister Finley, the easy, care-free, no commitment lifestyle he’d grown used to suddenly loses its appeal. Now Barrett has met his match and the one girl who is just too damn impossible to walk out on. For several years Finley King has been a slave to the anxiety disorder that gripped her and kept her from enjoying life. Now with the support of her family, friends and medication she is on the mend but the one thing she lacks in her otherwise lush existence as a rock star’s daughter is passion. Barrett Mason is about to change that. In celebration of Rett’s cover reveal, Books 1-3 will each be on sale for $.99 until May 9th. Freefall Amazon: http://smarturl.it/FREEFALLCUSOMCULTURE B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/freefall-tess-oliver/1116243411 iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/freefall/id681179789 Clutch Amazon: http://smarturl.it/CLUTCHCUSTOMCULTURE B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/clutch-tess-oliver/1117334771 iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/clutch-custom-culture-2/id738889166 Dray Amazon: http://smarturl.it/Dray B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dray-tess-oliver/1118811961 iTunes:...