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January 21, 2019

Happy Valentines Day!!


I hope all is well in your world and that you are planning the perfect date night. Whether it’s at a fancy restaurant with your significant other, or a quiet night at home with the ones you love, including the furry ones, or just a fantastic book to keep you company. I hope your plans, whatever they may be, bring you peace and joy.

My husband and I have exhausted the interest to brave the crazy crowds to have dinner at a local restaurant, now that most of our favorites are no longer open, preferring to stay home, and have a nice dinner with a good bottle of wine, and catch up.

For some, it’s a made-up holiday, and it shouldn’t count. For others like me, I see it as a little nudge to remind us to take a breath and enjoy a moment with those that matter. Sometimes its self-care, and sometimes it’s care of others. It doesn’t have to be about the big-ticket items like chocolate, and jewelry, or even chocolate jewelry, hint, hint, or fancy dinners and expensive wine, but hey, those are all good too.

As a writer of romance stories, who am I to judge a day that says, “Tell someone you love them, even if it’s with a cheesy note the size of a baseball card!” So, go, be happy, and give someone a hug, they could probably use it.

Animal Antics:


This month I thought I’d tell you a little about our cat Peabody. Named after a favorite character, Amelia Peabody, a Victorian-era archeologist in the Amelia Peabody Mysteries by Elizabeth Peters. She came to us as a little spitfire of three days old in late 2015. I had to do a crash course in how to bottle feed, and care for a newborn. Her nickname is Bitchy McBritches because she’s just the meanest little thing to just about everyone human. One of the sweetest creatures you will ever come across to other animals, a gentle mama cat to the three other kittens that came after her, and a great friend to the Calico that was here first, but to people, she’s a viscous clawer, scratcher and biter… But we love her anyway.


Books and More Books…

Just a reminder for those who may have missed it, I’m helping cross-promote free New Adult/College Fiction and Romances, for the month of January and February. My first book, Her Guarded Heart is included. Take a look at these great authors and support them, and grab a copy of their books while you can.

I’m also part of the Winter Romances group at Story Origin and these books are free until March 4th! You can find the books here:

My suggested great reads for this month are:

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