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Friday, October 9th, 2015
Happy Friday!

So I went shopping yesterday to find some clothes. Uh…have clothes suddenly shrunk due to global warming? No?? This is Wizard’s fault!! Ever since he retired, he’s been all, Let’s go to dinner! How about breakfast? I’ll buy donuts! Witch, you haven’t baked anything lately, make me some cookie? Or something I’ve heard over and over in the last year, Just eat it, we only live once.

Wizard did this!

And did he get fat??? Of course not.

Let’s talk about something else. This weekend is busy (and calorie laden). First I have my Romance Writer’s of America’s Chapter Birthday Bash. Lauren Dane is speaking. And even better, I get to see old friends–I’m happy about that. Then Sunday we are celebrating Special K’s (Oldest son’s wife) birthday. We’re going to dinner and she has requested lemon pound cake. And I’m hoping to write a blog (for Monday)  on the Business Side of Writing. It all depends if I get enough time to get my thoughts down in a coherent format.  Plus I want to work on my book.

That’s my weekend, what do you have planned? TGIF English Bulldog

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
Wednesday Worthy

Whew, okay we got Blood Magic launched with one small glitch (so far).  On the print copy of Blood Magic, which I had set up for weeks, they decided the night before release they needed proof that I held the copyright.

But you know what? I am NOT mad. Nope, I am GRATEFUL. Sure it may have cost me sales, but Create Space is clearly working to prevent piracy and I applaud and support that wholeheartedly. So that glitch is one I don’t really mind. I had all the documentation so they cleared it last night and hopefully it’ll be back on sale today.

And hopefully the next three books release on their dates with the same ease :-) Sometimes, all the prep work and agony really do pay off.

Now I’d like to take a moment to thank all of YOU for helping with promo. I appreciate that so much! I see most of it, and every time, I am truly grateful. Word of mouth (even via social media) is the most powerful tool we have to spread the word about books. Reviews also help tremendously. So thank you!

I’m also working on the new book. It’s slow but when I do actually focus, I’m really falling for Justice and Liza Beth.  But man, I wish I could warn these two what is coming down the pike for them. There’s a little part of me that’s yelling, “Guys, watch out!” But if I warn them, I doubt they’d listen any more than my kids ever listened :-)

Now for our Wednesday Worthy. I’m frankly bored with the selection of guys. And with that stellar and exciting introduction…here’s our candidate:

handsome young bodybuilder showing of his fit body and muscles

So what do yo think, is he worthy?

Monday, October 5th, 2015
Re-Release Day! &Weekend Roundup

It’s here!! After all the work and worrying, Blood Magic has re-released for 99¢!

desperation most vendors

Kindle / Nook / iBooks / Kobo / Google Play

Amazon Print


If you want to enter the $25.00 Amazon Gift Card Contest, here is the entry widget:

http://Blood Magic Re-release

Now onto chatting. My weekend was good. Friday night we celebrated Biker Witch (my sister) and her Biker Hubby’s birthday, and that included some lemon pound cake :-) It was a fun night. I’m also writing a little bit, and of course, spending time on Blood Magic’s re-release. It’s amazing how distracting it is. Even the second time around, I worry about the book.

But then Middle Son’s girlfriend texted me a picture that helped me take my mind off it. Unfortunatley it’s a bit blurry and I had to cute middle son out of it (I really didn’t want to!) but here’s Bailey dog. It seems Middle Son and Girlfriend were having a date night on their patio, and Bailey had to get right in the middle of it.

Bailey ready for a chat

Yes, Bailey is spoiled now that he’s getting older. But look at that face…who can resist?

How was your weekend?

Friday, September 25th, 2015
Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

Every few weeks, Wizard goes to get his hair cut early in the morning.  The night before we always end up with some version of this conversation:

Wizard will announce. “Witch, tomorrow after my haircut I’m going to buy a dozen donuts.”

Me. “No.”


At this point, I look up from whatever I’m doing. “Veto. The kids aren’t here, we can’t eat that many donuts and you’ll get sick. I’m using my Veto Power.”

Wizard smirked. “Who gave you Veto Power?”

“Who bought a dozen donuts while I was in NY and posted it on the internet?”

His smirk dimmed. He actually did that, which a message that went something like, “When Jen’s away, I get all the donuts I want!”

“Busted.” I told him and may have cackled,  laughed.

“Fine,” Wizard says, “I’ll get two. Jelly for me. And that stupid one you like. Uh…”

Of all the freaking things Wizard remembers, including how many years we’ve been married when I can’t recall, he can’t remember this one donut I love but haven’t had in YEARS. “Chocolate Buttermilk.”

“Right, that. I’ll get it tomorrow after I get my hair cut.”

That’s how the conversation goes. But it doesn’t happen! He comes home without donuts. Last time he got his hair cut this happened, and I said, “Don’t talk to me about donuts again. It’s like the Jelly Bean Torture.”

He’s completely baffled. “What?”

“You know, when I had to have the tooth extracted (a baby tooth, I never had an adult tooth there — weird) and that same day, you bought a bag of jelly beans and ate them in front of me? Then these promises of donuts and you don’t deliver? That torture. Don’t talk to me about donuts. (Ok, full disclosure here, he doesn’t bring home the donuts, because I’m usually trying not to eat a lot of junk, but still…he should know when I mean that and when I really want a donut, right?? He’s a Wizard–he should be able to read my mind!)

So last night, Wizard says, “Tell me again what kind of donut you want. I’ll get it. Really. This time I will.”

I politely told him, “Chocolate Buttermilk.”

Then I left pictures of it on my computer and around the house.

chocolate buttermilk donut

If he doesn’t bring me that donut this morning…there’s going to be trouble :-)

So what are your weekend plans?

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
Wednesday Worthy

At this very moment, I am on top of the Wing Slayer Hunters! The electronic versions are all done, final files uploaded! The print version are getting final tweaks and things are moving along.

Finally! I’m so happy.

Now if I can just NOT think about Primal Magic (Eli and Savi’s book) until I write this current contemporary, I would be golden.

Okay enough of that, let’s  talk Wednesday Worthy! This guy dropped by for a little chat and volunteered to be our candidate.

Handsome Muscular Shirtless Hunk Man Outdoor in City Setting. Showing Healthy Body While Looking At Camera ** Note: Visible grain at 100%, best at smaller sizes

So what do you think? Is he worthy?

Monday, September 21st, 2015

It was a good weekend here! First up, Bailey and his Dragonfly. When gets a new toy, he LOVES it.

He played with it the whole weekend. Here he’s giving my “Please Eyes” because he wants to play tug of war.

Bailey dragonfly 3

I play with him.

Bailey dragonfly 4 tug of war

Bailey wins! Bailey always wins :-)

Bailey dragonfly 2

This has pretty much become Bailey’s chair in my office. He hangs out there when I’m working.

Bailey dragonfly in his chair

In other news, did you all see that Jackie Collin’s passed away? I met her when I was co-president of Orange County Chapter of Romance Writers of America, and she came to speak for our group. It was such a great experience. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but she was lovely and kind. She had a wicked case of stage fright before before going on stage. I know this because our program director was out in the car (limo) with her, helping her settle down. Then my co-president and I went out to greet her, and Jackie told us exactly how nervous she was, and asked if we’d walk with her to the stage. We did, and she was grateful.

Then she went up the four steps to the stage and boom, it was like a switch flipped and she was calm and AWESOME.

After that, she stayed and signed every book, and spoke to every single person who was excited to meet her.

I don’t know anything more about her than my one experience, but I was so very impressed with her.

So how was your weekend?

Friday, September 18th, 2015
Happy Friday!

It’s a happy day for us because Bailey is here! I’ll take pictures this weekend. When we went to pick him up last night, Bailey was like:

Dog wants treats or he's going to Gramma's!

It was hilarious. He adores Middle Son and Girlfriend, and when they come to pick him up, he’ll be wild with excitement and won’t leave their sides. But he was thrilled to go with us last night. The funny thing was when Middle Son first got Bailey, the dog was devastated when he left him here, and would stand on the couch and stare out the window for hours. It was heartbreaking to see. But now Bailey’s totally at home here and plays or hangs out totally relaxed.

I’m also happy to be working on my new project when I can. But I’m not going to talk about that too much yet :-) And this weekend, I need to work on a re-edit of Forbidden Magic. I had my copy editor take a pass at that novella since it was the first book I self published and I think it could be cleaner. (Yes, I’m a little nuts like that but no one is surprised, right??)

So that’s my happy today. What is making you happy?

Have a great weekend!

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