Another Freebie

In case you missed it last time, Hands-On Therapy will be free on Amazon all weekend. Yep, Friday through Sunday. I was feeling generous. Mostly due to how unbelievably generous all of you were during its last promo weekend--all the tweets/retweets and Facebook shares. Thank you so much. I feel beyond blessed to be a part of this amazing writing community.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Enjoy Incubus. (There has to be another die hard out there that gets that! Anyone?)


Secrets Of Honor

I'm excited to share in the cover reveal for Carol's latest novel Secrets of Honor. It's so pretty. Just love the color choices!

By the end of a long evening working as a special set of eyes for the presidential security detail, all Kat Marengo wants is to kick off her shoes and stash two not-really-stolen rings in a secure spot. Plus, maybe sleep with Dave Krizak. No, make that definitely sleep with Dave Krizak. The next morning, she wishes her new top priorities were so simple.
As an operative for a covert agency buried in the depths of the Department of Homeland Security, Kat is asked to participate in a matter of life or death—locate a kidnapped girl believed to be held in Corpus Christi, Texas. Since the person doing the asking is the wife of the president and the girl is the daughter of the first lady’s dearest friend, it’s hard to say no.
Kat and Dave quickly learn the real stakes are higher than they or the first lady believed and will require more than any of them bargained for.
The kicker? They have twenty-four hours to find the girl—or the matter of life or death will become more than a possibility.

Carol writes grocery lists, texts to her family, new lyrics to old songs for her dogs, love notes to her husband, and novels for herself. And for you. In between, she blogs weekly at Under the Tiki Hut and is active on Facebook and Twitter.
She sees mystery and subterfuge everywhere. And she’s a sucker for a good love story—especially ones with humor and mystery. Crime Fiction with a Kiss gives her the latitude to mix and match throughout the broad mystery and romance genres. Having flexibility makes her heart happy.

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Hey everyone! *waves* I'd planned to be back in the beginning of May but somehow every year forget that May-early June is a span in which I barely have time to breathe let alone blog, Facebook, Twitter, and write. Among other stuff. I can't promise I will get around to commenting but will read blogs and reply to comments here.

I promised I'd follow up on my Self Lovin' Bloghop with a couple things that stood out to me in all the posts.

One was the commonality of what writers named as their strength. There were only about 3 things across the board: characterization, dialogue, and voice. There were one or two other things mentioned but, for the most part, those were the big ones. And all strengths to be proud of in writing. (A handful of folks participated but didn't sign up--you can find them in the comment section of the original linked post.)

The thing that stuck out (yes, like a sore thumb, y'all!) was that 90% of the posts also named what is was the person thought they did poorly. Or gave almost an apology before moving on to the strength. As in "I think I'm good at x, BUT..." I'm no innocent in this! I started to do the same thing before forcing myself to delete the preface.

Why is so darn hard to give oneself props? I know it isn't specific to the writing community but it sure seems to be prevalent here.


Liar! Liar!

Today I will be shameless. After posting about taking the month off I am dropping in to pimp myself. But it'll be a quickie. And a free one at that.

Hands-On Therapy is free April 25-26th (Friday/Saturday only) on Amazon. Please stop in and grab a copy. And if you even happen to read it, remember that an honest review is an author's best friend.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful April. I am so beyond thrilled to have a little warmth that I'm not even whining about my itchy eyes this year!

Thank you all for the support you've shown so far--it means the world to me. It really does. :)


Spring Break

The kids are home all week for spring break. We are redecorating their rooms from kid-to-teen. Yikes. Huge undertaking due to the intricate designs they have but it'll be fun (and expensive). But between that and everyone being busy for A to Z, I am taking the week off from the blogs--the whole giant interwebz, really.

Have a great week, everyone. Happy A to Z-ing!

eta: I've decided to take a break for the entire month. It's a busy one at home.