Category Archives: Heroes We Are Thankful For
Today is dedicated to a special man. He’s the father of our three beautiful daughters, and half of what makes us proud grandparents to five beautiful little girls. We’ve been together for thirty-two years and celebrated a lot of holidays, birthdays and anniversaries. I wouldn’t change of him, or our life together. He’s my biggest hero, a man who can do or make anything. He’s my inspiration, totally encouraging in my early writing, he pushed me to submit to publishers and threw a party when I got my first contract. He is my real life romance hero.
Here’s to my life mate, soul mate and love of my life!
To my wonderful, handsome husband I wish you a happy, happy birthday! I love you, Mitchell. 😀
A lot of you know how long I’ve been waiting, working and waiting, for my second book to publish. Some of you probably know of the tedium I went through with Perfect Dr. Viv before Piper Denna and Lyrical Press, Inc. contracted it this past May, and the new title change. Many of you even know I’ve been biting my nails waiting through round after round of edits for a cover reveal.
Well, I won’t make you wait any longer. Please help me celebrate the awesome job artist Valerie Tibbs did for me.
I present the cover for–
Risk Factors! Due March 2013
Love, like life, is not without risk.
BLURB- Veterinarian Vivian Dane has purchased her uncle’s practice in the tiny town of Wales,
Missouri, where most residents still doubt her ability to treat their pets. But Viv is used to being
considered less-worthy than her predecessors. After all, her parents are world-renowned wildlife
vets, and most everyone is unimpressed she’s chosen to not follow directly in their footsteps.
Now Connor, a patient’s owner, is hot for Viv, but clearly doesn’t think she’s dating material
because he has a daughter…who he believes no woman is good enough for.
Being a perfect dad is EMT paramedic Connor’s life focus. He can’t seem to stay away
from sexy Doctor Viv, but attraction is as far as he’ll ever let it go. His mother abandoned him,
leaving him to be raised in the foster system, and then his wife abandoned both him and their
daughter. He absolutely will not risk bringing another woman into his little girl’s life and having
her feel the hurt of being left…again.
Forfeiting is easier than attempting and failing. So why does Viv feel compelled to prove
she’s a sure bet for Connor and his daughter? Can Connor trust Viv–and himself–enough to play
I really would love to know what you think so comment away. Share your thoughts- honesty welcome.
Thank you all.
I wish a very
After twenty-nine wedded, though not always blissful, years- I love you more and more each day.
You are my rock.
Thank you for three beautiful daughters who have blessed us with five lovely miniatures of themselves.
I wouldn’t trade a one for anything in the world because each is a part of you and me–proof of a long lasting and beautiful love.
I made it back for a second consecutive week so if you didn’t join Six Sentence Sunday or visit my post last week- maybe you should. That way you’ll at least know what’s going on with my Six this week when I’m sharing some more from my fireman wip.
So without further ado, here’s the setup and this week’s six from Hearts Afire.
Haley is still in the cabinet shop after last weeks’ post and has gotten to the reason for her visit only to have Sean knock the wind from her…hornet’s wings… When she realizes her pre-teen daughter has been lying to her about hanging out at the wood shop with a stranger. Not only that, but Sean finds out the child has been lying to him, too. In this clip you see how they discovered the deceit.
Ah hell. Sean dragged a hand down his tired face before he met the angry gray eyes of the mother hornet. He let a curse slip. “You didn’t write any note, did you?”
“I did not.”
Have a great day and don’t forget to check out some of the other posts all listed on the SSS website.
Hearing the approaching vehicle, Garrett turned, gray eyes squinting against the glare of early morning sunlight reflecting off the windshield. A smile curved full lips that had, moments earlier, pressed tight in concentration of chores. He started for the driver’s side of the car, his footsteps gaining speed the closer he got. Before he reached the door it swung open, and she lept out. His heart stalled with his breath.
|What woman wouldn’t want a man like Garrett?|
Chapter By Chapter Romantics proudly presents our first cumulative blogfest, and in the spirit of Thanksgiving we are blogging about: HEROES We’re Thankful For. We invite you to read a blog and then ‘hop’ on over to the next, and the next, until you’ve read about the hunky, sexy heroes we are thankful for!
I’m thankful for those HEROES in cowboy boots.
Back in my early days I hung out at rodeos. Can I say HEAVEN??? Most of my boyfriends in high school were cowboys. Most of my male friends were cowboys.
I believe this is why I’m drawn to writing about those men. Because of what they stand for. The honor and deep sense of believability, respect. And — because they drive me crazy!
Any man can wear jeans, snazzy bling-bling shirts, a cowboy hat, and drive a fancy truck with a rifle rack in the back window. Doesn’t make him a ‘cowboy’ if he ain’t got a horse or bull trailing behind him, or or under him. My dad always called those guys drugstore cowboys. There’s a movie about these cowboy wanna-bes, Urban Coyboy, with John Travolta and Debra Winger. Great movie. One of my favorites. The characters rode electronic bulls in a bar. Wore fancy clothes and shiny boots, and had never been on a live bull, much less sat a horse. Drugstore cowboys.
What about you? What’s your hero like? Is he a cowboy? Come on and dish.
Don’t forget to leave a comment and follow each of them –same reasons above apply. This is a subliminal message- letting us know who your favorite heroes are!