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Monday, July 28th, 2014
Weekend Roundup

I hate insomnia! However that was Saturday night, I’m pretty sure I slept Sunday night, but since I’m writing this Sunday before bed, I can’t be sure :-)

Friday I baked ALL day. In case you missed it on my FB pages, here’s two out of three different kinds of cookies that I made.

2 batches of cookies

The Kahlua Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches are really good, but Special K (Oldest Son’s wife) said they need more Kahlua so next time, I’ll add more. I usually stick to the recipe the first time I make something  then adjust once I see how they taste. I totally trust Special K’s opinion on all things Kahlua :-) The recipe link is here

My niece’s wedding shower was a beautiful event. I was impressed! One of my sister-in-laws, and a friend of the family hosted the shower. They think of all the little touches that would never occur to me. Snowy white table clothes with lovely center pieces made of netting and flowers, along with parting gifts for the guests. At my house, I can handle food, drinks and dessert…beyond that I’m a little challenged.

The wedding is next month!

Sunday morning, BLB (youngest son) came by. We made breakfast then I told him I had to work. Two hours later I actually started working.  We just end up talking, then I look up and am like, “Oh crap where’s the time gone!”

Back to work on the book! One way or another this book will go to my editor on August 11th.

How was your weekend?

Friday, July 25th, 2014
Happy Friday!

Here we are again at Friday!

Hey did you guys see the trailer for 50 Shades of Grey? Here’s the link  I think I just found the one movie I don’t want to go see with Wizard, LOL. So naturally I told him that then worried he’d be mad. He asked me why, and I said, “I don’t think you’ll enjoy the BMSD theme.”  Without missing a beat, he started naming off friends of mine he thought might enjoy going with me instead.  That amused me for some reason, probably because I expected him to get all alpha and say, “If you want to see the movie, I’ll take you.”  Which is his usual reaction. Now we’ll see what he says when the movie actually comes out. I’m not sure why I want to see it, I’m not usually into going to movies made out of books, but I just do!

So this weekend is my niece’s wedding shower. I’m STILL debating on cookies I’m going to make. I have the ingredients on hand for three different kinds: Meringue cookies, raspberry heart cookies (those are a pain) and Chocolate Kahlua sandwich cookies with Cafe au Lait centers. I will make one, two or all three depending on my level of craziness. There’s going to be a ton of dessert but I get a little carried away when I bake sometimes.

My book…umm…I’m writing. And praying. We shall see!

So what are your weekend plans?

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Wednesday Worthy

I’m still trying to talk Wizard into getting me a French bulldog for my birthday (it’s not until August).  One like Jiggy in HER TEMPORARY HERO. So he’s being super agreeable, saying things like “Sure witch, I saw one on sale the other day.”

I’m thinking, huh, I never see French bulldogs on sale so I asked, “And he’s just like Jiggy?”

“Exactly.” Then he sauntered off.

And that’s when I remembered–Wizard hasn’t read HER TEMPORARY HERO.  He’s lying to me! I’m not getting a French bulldog, dang it. At least not a living, breathing, REAL one.  Bummer!

I found this picture the other day.

 

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

 

Sounds like my doggie-love Bailey–I always have treats for him here.

Now if you’re looking for a Wednesday Worthy hunk, it was SLIM pickings when I went searching for a picture to buy. This is the only one I could find:

Trained Body Wearing DemimIs he worthy?

 

Monday, July 21st, 2014
Weekend Roundup

Before I forget, you can check the blog tour and blog blast stops here if you want to enter for the grand prizes.

Okay–the weekend was awesome. Sunday especially. In the morning BLB (youngest son) came by, we had breakfast and hung out. Then in the afternoon we went out to see the house Middle Son  moved into. A hundred year old small house that is across the street from the beach. It’s a really cool house with a ton of charm! Bailey LOVES it. I don’t know how they did it all, but in one day they (Middle Son and his lovely girl friend) had then entire house unpacked and everything put away. While we were there we all went for a walk on the beach but I didn’t bring my phone to take pictures. Once we left there, we went to CPA Boy (oldest son) and Special K’s house for in dinner. It was casual and so much fun. All told, we traveled something like 120 miles but totally worth it. I also got in a couple hours work but mostly it was family and fun.

Once again, I want to thank everyone for all the wonderful messages about HER TEMPORARY HERO. I really had no clue the book would get this kind of response.  I was concerned that Logan’s issues were too real for romance. I love that people are connecting! Hope they feel the same way about Hunt in the next book. Hunt was a sniper in the Marines…not an easy job for a man raised in a family of artists. But that’s another book and we don’t need to worry about it yet :-)

Okay, now it’s your turn! How was your weekend?

Friday, July 18th, 2014
Happy Friday!

Summer is zooming by! Here it is the weekend already. Yay! And thank you all SO much for the tremendous support on HER TEMPORARY HERO.  It means so much to me. I truly appreciate it and never take it for granted. Thank you!

HER TEMPORARY HERO will be 99 cents for a few more days. I believe the price changes Monday, and then it’ll be $3.99.

The third book in the series, EXPOSING THE HEIRESS is coming along. Now that release week for HTH is ending, I’ll be able to concentrate. I want it done! I will love it more once it’s done :-)

And quite by accident, I stumbled on this pictures yesterday and bought it. And it’s my Friday gift to you all :-)

Handsome Man

 

So what are your plans for the weekend? Hope you all have a Happy Friday and Fabulous Weekend!

 

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
Wednesday…what?

Crazy! I can’t catch my breath! I’m so frazzled, Biker Witch (my sister) sent me this picture:

Not without my coffee

 

Yep that looks like me! Thanks Biker Witch.

Now turning turning serious, the reader response to HER TEMPORARY HERO has been amazing and and I’m touched. Logan is very special to me. When I was little,  my dad would have occasional insomnia. It wasn’t until after he passed away that I learn his insomnia stemmed for a little bit of what we’d now call PTSD. My father was a fighter pilot in WWII and even in his later years, some of those memories haunted him.  That has stuck with me for years, so writing Logan Knight who is also dealing with PTSD was very important to me.  These men and women are not only heroic in serving our country, but in coming home and finding a way to live with their memories and experiences.  What I love about Logan is that he faces his PTSD and he’s trying to help others dealing with it as well.

So seeing readers respond to Logan (and to Becky too) means so much to me. I feel like I might have shown the struggle just a little bit. I’ll stop yammering on about it now!

I wanted to let you all know that today, Wednesday July 16ht from 12 to 4 pm EST is the FB Party celebrating the release of HER TEMPORARY HERO with guest authors, fun and prizes. The authors attending are Laura Wright, Avery Flynn, Maureen Child, Vanessa Kelly/V.K. Sykes, Rebecca Zanetti , Kate Carlisle, Katie Reus and Juliana Stone. If you’d like to attend, here’s the link https://www.facebook.com/events/329075003915781/

And lastly I couldn’t find a picture that looked enough like Logan and was sexy. However there’s a scene in the beginning of the book with Logan in a towel, so I pulled this one out:

bigstock-Male-With-Towel-596413

So is he worthy?

Monday, July 14th, 2014
Release Day!

I had a good weekend, just crazy busy as usual. It’s been really exciting to gear up for the release of HTH, but man I wish I was done with this book I’m working on. I’m getting there, just slow with constant interruptions.  You know who is NOT interrupting me? Wizard! He says I’m his Retirement Plan.  Yeah, he’s Mr. Romance, LOLOL!

So before I get to the promo portion of this blog, how was your weekend? I always want to know!

And now for the PROMO:

HER TEMPORARY HERO releases today!  It will be 99 cents for one week only!

Her Temporary Hero

Kindle  /  Nook  /  iBooks  /  Kobo

And there are TWO blog tours going on. The first is Entangled Blot tour set up by Sizzling PR 

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7/14 ~ Toot’s Book Reviews ~ Interview, Promo 
7/14 ~ Night Owl Reviews ~ Promo 
7/15 ~ Talking Books Blog ~ Promo 
7/15 ~ Book Nook Nuts ~ Promo 
7/16 ~ What Is That Book About ~ Promo 
7/16 ~ First Page to the Last ~ Review
7/17 ~ Sapphyria’s Book Reviews ~ Promo 
7/17 ~ Romantic Reads and Such ~ Promo 
7/18 ~ In Shadows ~ Promo 
7/18 ~ Becky on Books ~ Promo , Review
7/21 ~ She Hearts Books ~ Review
7/21 ~ A Passion for Romance ~ Promo
7/22 ~ Kate George-Author ~ Promo
7/22 ~ Must Read Faster – Promo
7/23 ~ Ramblings of a Book Lunatic ~ Promo , Review
7/23 ~ Viviana, Enchantress Of Books ~ Review
7/24 ~ Books-n-Kisses ~ Promo 
7/24 ~ Sizzling Hot Books ~ Promo
7/25 ~ Reading Between the Wines Book Club ~Promo
7/25 ~ You Gotta Read Reviews ~  Promo

And this second one is set up by Carla at Book Monster Promotions

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Jennifer Apodaca’s HER TEMPORARY HERO Book Blast  7/14 – 7/27 

7/14       Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads

http://shaynareneesspicyreads.com

 

7/15       Book Monster Reviews

http://bookmonsterreviews.com

 

7/16       Eclipse Reviews

http://eclipsereviews.weebly.com/

 

7/17       Karen Swart

http://authorkarenswart.blogspot.com

 

7/18       Vampires, Werewolves, & Fairies, Oh My

http://vampireswerewolvesfairiesohmy.blogspot.com/

 

7/18       For Whom The Books Toll

http://forwhomthebookstoll.blogspot.com

 

7/21       More Romance Please

http://moreromanceplease.blogspot.com

 

7/21       Monlatable Book Reviews

http://www.monlatablereviews.com/

 

7/22       Darkest Cravings

http://www.darkestcravings.weebly.com/

 

7/24       RomanceJunkies.com

http://www.romancejunkies.com/rjblog

 

7/24       Mythical B0oks

http://www.mythicalbooks.blogspot.ro/

 

7/24       Dirty Girl Romance

http://dirtygirlromance.blogspot.com

 

7/25       Literary Nook

http://literarynook.com

 

7/25       Manga Maniac Cafe

http://mangamaniaccafe.com

 

7/26       The Reading Cafe

http://www.thereadingcafe.com/

 

7/26       Kristina’s Books & More

http://kristinasbooksandmore.blogspot.com/

 

7/27       The Lusty Literate

http://thelustyliterate.com/

 

7/27       The Snarkology

http://melissasnark.blogspot.com

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