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Get to know the cast of Seducing His Senator

This is something new.  I thought it might be interesting to talk about the characters of one of my books and see if we find out what makes them tick, what makes this book so special and different from the others.  

Let's start with the Senator herself, Vivian Le Masters.

She's older than your typical romance protagonist.  She's thirty six, accomplished, savvy and articulate. But there is something missing in her life.  Love.  Not just a romantic relationship, but love in general.  The lack of love and being part of a family unit has made her feel isolated even though she is usually found speaking to crowds or giving speeches.  This makes her especially vulnerable and her high position makes her extremely selective.  So much so, that she doesn't even attempt to find love at all.  And, since the atmosphere in DC and in Arizona is so quick to point fingers, she's scared of becoming a tabloid headline. 

Brock Barone-Rancher

Brock has all kinds responsibilities that…

Welcome Susanne Matthews. She's here to talk about her latest novel, The White Carnation.

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Susanne, we are so excited you stopped by today to talk about this exciting new release.  I've been looking it over and there's no doubt, that this book has all the elements of a best seller.

Here is the blurb;

The last person disgraced reporter Faye Lewis wants back in her life is Detective Rob Halliday, the man she blames for ruining her career and breaking her heart. But when she finds an old friend murdered, he’s the one she calls.
 For the past year, Rob and his team have been hunting the Harvester, a serial killer who ritualistically murders new mothers and vanishes with their infants. What Rob doesn’t need is another case, especially one involving his ex-fiancĂ©e.
 Then Faye is assaulted, and Rob realizes the cases are connected. She may hold the answers he needs to find the elusive killer. But the more they investigate, the more complex the situation becomes. Can they set the past aside and work together, or will the Harvester and his followers reap another prize?

  H…

Solstice Publishing and I are sharing our One Year Anniversary!

It's hard to believe that a year has passed since I thought I might be finished as a published author.  Let me explain;
  I wrote and sold three books to a small publishing house that for all the world looked and felt like the real deal.  But it wasn't, not by a long shot.   My second book became a big Amazon best seller and for a new author the thrill was amazing until I realized I wasn't going to see a dime of royalties.  Yep, the publisher took it and ran and closed down on me and other hardworking men and women who thought we had a good thing going. 

Enter Solstice Publishing.  What can I say?  This publishing company should have a company logo of a red cape, or a golden halo.   Without question, they picked up all my old contracts, and had me back on the market within a matter of weeks.   Talk about an author being relieved and grateful.  I was that and more. 

In my hand, not yet published was my full length novel that at the last minute got shelved by Harlequin.…

It's getting HOT in here! Get to know The Pin-Up Artist and Top Brass

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Two of my hotter romances just got a face-lift recently.  Top Brass  and The Pin Up Artist are now heating up the place.   I'm very grateful to C.A. Speakman, owner and operator down at http://coverture.myshopify.com/ for designing a new smoldering look for two of my earliest works.  

The Pin-Up Artist is a romantic comedy with a definite mystery surrounding the fires taking place at a small beach side town in Florida.  But it's not only the fires making things hot.  The fire Captain and the spunky waitress do a good job of it as they come together to solve the crimes of Gold Coast Florida.  There are awesome secondary characters, such as "Ma" who is just crazy as hell as she feeds pancakes to the K9 cop and then gets herself in a heap of trouble with the bad guys.   This book has four five star ratings. 
The downside---It never went to an editor.  Have fun finding my typos.  However, you will laugh.  That's a guarantee.  1.99 kindle full category length romance…

It's all about YOU

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Did you know that everything around you, everything you see, all your friends, your home and your pets all began with a thought?  You had a notion and then you took that and created your own reality.  So yes, good or bad, it's all your fault.  But wait!  That's not very nice, Elle!  Well, no, but if you created this reality, you can create another. How?   With thought.  If you keep thinking in negatives..."Oh, nobody is going to like this book.  I don't have a chance in hell...."  THATS WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO GET.    "Nobody likes me.  I'm too mean, to forward, too wimpy, too fat, too skinny.  I have acne."   YEAH, THEY WILL ALL THINK THIS AND HAND YOU SOME FACE CREAM.   
  Do you really want to succeed?  Really and truly want to see fruits of your labor?  LIVE THE DREAM.  Start right now.  Begin with your thoughts.   Keep it simple, light and fun.  Keep your thought process positive always.   I promise, changes will occur to make those thoughts …

Grab your free copy of Top Brass!

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For the next few days, Top Brass Cowboy Heat Series Book One is FREE!  Yay!!!  Make sure to read the second book in that series, Seducing His Senator at a special promo price.   By Monday, all will return to normal. 

Have fun and happy reading!