Sunday, July 31, 2011
She wore a green satin kimono that revealed some beautiful, womanly curves and some very shapely legs. Her glorious hair looked charmingly disarranged, and Buck wondered if it would feel as silky as it looked. He imagined running his hands through those beautiful, rich curls and wondered how it would feel to taste those pretty, pouting lips.
With chagrin he realized that the rest of the crew stood there watching him watch Julianna. “Get back to work,” he snarled, ashamed of his momentary weakness. He saw a few smothered grins, but the men did as he said.
Friday, July 29, 2011
In this excerpt, my hero and heroine met on the beach after a ten year separation and agreed to go to dinner together.
"Yes, but not as lovely as you are." Richard made a sound of disgust. "That is so trite. You’d think I could do better, but all evening I’ve had trouble saying what I mean."
"All right, I will." Richard turned slightly, an almost angry look on his face. "What the hell do you think you’re doing getting yourself engaged to Alex Crawford? It’s obvious to a blind man that you don’t love him. You’ve been teasing me and flirting with me all evening. You’ve even kissed me." He stirred up the butterflies in her stomach when he gently caressed her shoulder. "Right now your body language makes me think if I wanted to take this snuggling any further you’d be willing."
"I know I shouldn’t have flirted with you and kissed you, but I couldn’t help myself." Her eyes misted with tears. "I didn’t want to help myself. It’s like it was ten years ago only better because now nobody can accuse me of corrupting a minor. You asked me what I’m going to do, but to tell you the truth, I don’t know. The only thing I’m sure of is that I don’t think I can stand it if you walk away again."
"Let me help you make up your mind about what you want to do." Richard pushed her back into the sand and kissed her, a delicate brushing of lips that deepened as hearts caught fire.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
But one that stands out is by Louisa May Alcott. I don't know if girls still read Little Woomen or not. The language is slightly old-fashioned, but if they gave it a try I think they'd see why I love it. The story is set during the Civil War. It's about a family living in the North. The father has gone to war leaving the mother to take care of his four daughters. Each of the daughters has a distinct personality that gets them into various adventures, some good, some not. Without readers even realizing it, Alcott uses the four daughters to give beautiful life lessons. For example, Meg, the oldest daughter craves luxury, but when she spends two weeks with a wealthy friend, she finds that a big house and nice clothes don't automatically bring happiness.
If you have a daughter, see if you can get her to read Little Women. I still have my copy on my bookshelf after all the years that have passed since I first read it.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Elaine, thank you so much for coming, and lots of luck with your book.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
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Friday, July 22, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
I wish my mother knew I became an author. She'd be so proud of me! Unfortunately, she died at a young age long before I started writing. I'm trying to carry on the tradition with my grandson. This summer we're reading from the old Dick, Jane, and Sally readers. So far he's eager to learn, and I hope that never changes.
And speaking of writing, here is the prologue from my latest release A New Dream.
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
He figured he could have handled everything if only they'd won, but they hadn't won. They had given their life's blood, and the result was galling, bitter defeat which no one would ever, could ever forget. He fumbled with the twine and tied small knots that his fingers were too big to tie and heaved himself to his feet. Just a few more steps now. He had walked all the way from Appomattox, Virginia so surely he could walk around the two wide, pleasant curves in the road that stood between him and home. Yes, after three years, four months, and two days he was finally home.
Friday, July 8, 2011
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Tuesday, July 5, 2011
A failed protection detail cost former Secret Service agent Anthony Carlucci his job—and his self-confidence. He's not going to fail anyone under his care again. Anthony will risk anything to keep Viv and her son safe…including his heart.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
A flash of light was the only clue that they weren’t alone. Buck raised his head in time to see two swiftly moving figures. With a cry of warning he jerked away from Julianna and sprang to his feet, but he had no time to do more before they jumped him.