Happy Spring! At least the calendar says so if not the weatherman. It’s time to dig out the seed catalogues and yard furniture. Our garden was pathetic last year due to the crummy weather. Studs and I decided to start the veggies in the house, then maybe we’ll have tomatoes and beans before the middle of August.
IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE!
Last issue our contest was to email me with NEWSLETTER in the subject line for a chance to win a copy of SHIFTING HEARTS by Dominique Eastwick. Two names were drawn. And the winners are:
Thank you to all who entered and I hope you play again this newsletter.
Next good news…
I had three books release since you received the last newsletter. All are erotic romance and available through Musa Publishing or Amazon. Below is a brief description of each.
January 4 – Heated Negotiations
Mergers and negotiations are not just for the boardroom, especially when things heat up high over the Atlantic.
Travel agency owner Teddi Howard is Hell in high heels when she jumps a plane to Munich. Her goal–strangle the German tour operator who reneged on their exclusive contract.
German businessman David Stiefel well knows the feeling of being screwed over and is resolved to avoid emotional attachments. This strategy has served him well, until his chance encounter with the enticing Ms. Howard.
February 15 – Winter Games
As the games heat up, the stakes grow higher, and Lonnie must decide whether to play along or leave her heart out in the cold.
Lonnie Copley may be a genius, but not when it comes to her personal life or road maps. A series of wrong turns puts her far from reality and the German autobahn. The last thing she wants on the eve of a snowstorm is to be dangling at the edge of an Austrian mountain in need of rescue–especially by a leather-clad giant with Johnny Depp eyes. As luck would have it, Lonnie’s not the only one in need of rescue.
Wolfe Deider has spent his adult life recovering from the pain of childhood. He is too aware romance is unattainable for him. Try as he might to keep the troublesome American at arm’s length, her spunk is disarming, and forces open all his old wounds.
Lonnie loves Wolfe’s special brand of complications, but can she afford to indulge in his winter games?
March 22 – Perfect Lie
A seedling of doubt will unravel even a perfect lie.
After two ex-husbands and a con artist, Francine Daniels has had it with men. Her life is finally the way she wants it — successful and complete. At least she thinks so until a working vacation in Munich brings her face to face with a sexy German hotelier who sees right through her brash exterior and makes her sizzle with his every touch.
Heicke Brewer enjoys his playboy image along with the collection of international beauties on his arm and in his bed. They are safer than another disastrous marriage. Until a chance encounter with a stubborn American pixie too hot not to handle threatens his hard won resolve.
As passion grows between Francine and Heicke, deception threatens to tear them apart, forcing them to fight their way through a perfect lie.
ON A PERSONAL NOTE
Studs’ mom celebrated her 90th birthday at the end of February. The family all got together for a slam bang afternoon of great food and drinks.
Easter Sunday we’re having twenty-six family members for a sit-down dinner. Because I work alone day in and day out, it’s exciting for me to have a house full of laughing and chatting people. I look forward to those times even though it means Studs has to work extra hard mixing adult beverages.
Musa Publishing is a wonderful company to work with and they have the best editors. Helen Hardt is my new editor and a marvel. She has shared and taught me a great deal in the short time we’ve been paired. Under Helen’s gifted hand my work and drive have been reborn.
To check out my blog to meet Gabriela Sneider.
She is an awesome college student who believes everyone should eat healthy and tasty. The first Wednesday of each month Gab will offer a new food along with recipe suggestions. Check out her March 20 post on scallops.
It’s time for another Newsletter Members Only Contest. We’re staying with easy because many of you have emailed you enjoy it. There will be 2 winners. The prize is a free download, A Man Worth Fighting For by Sara Daniel, book two in the Wiccan Haus series. This book is a Heat Level 4 with explicit language.
Here’s the blurb:
He has nothing left to offer. She’s determined to show him just how much he’s worth.
Shot by a member of his military team, Justin Lawson retreats to the Wiccan Haus. Holly Walters refuses to accept her boyfriend’s out-of-the-blue rejection without an explanation, even if getting the answers forces her to be trapped on a bizarre island for an entire week. She’s going to use every minute to work Justin out of her system once and for all. Justin’s body and spirit begin to heal under Holly’s loving ministrations. As she talks about never seeing each other again, he realizes he never wants to let her go. But the rogue assassin who had gone after Justin before is after him again. Before he can fight to make Holly believe in their love, he’ll have to fight for both their lives.
And a short excerpt:
“How did you hurt your knee?” Holly asked.
“Occupational hazard,” Justin muttered.
That wasn’t very comforting, considering he was in the military and always going off on missions that he couldn’t give her any details about. “Did you fall and break it?”
“Bullet shattered it.” His words were clipped.
She flinched, wanting desperately to reach for him, hating to think of the pain he’d been in, the pain she’d known nothing about. “And how long before or after this happened did you send me an eight word break-up text?”
“About seventy-two hours after.”
She immediately knew she’d been right not to take his text at face value. The self-destruction of a client and the week of lost work were worth it. She’d needed this explanation. More than that, it proved there was still hope for them. “So you conceivably could have still been under the effects of anesthesia.”
“But you were on pain medication for sure.”
“Don’t make excuses for me. I was an ass. I broke up with you, and you deserve better.”
To enter, simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, on or before May 1. Please type NEWSLETTER in the subject line.
As always, I love to hear from you. Feel free to email me, email@example.com, any time.
Thank you again for allowing me to update you on my life. Keep warm. I’ll be back in May. Until then…