Tuesday, December 31, 2013
"No, we haven't, Nikki. Readers, would you like to see it? Elaine is super proud of it. She isn't very crafty, you know, but she did a good job on this.
"Tell them what Elaine's son said."
"He saw Elaine's wreath and said that next Christmas they should all have a wreath making competition. Several family teams have already formed."
"That'll be so much fun! I bet Elaine wins."
(Elizabeth giggles.) "We'll see. Here's the wreath, readers. Maybe next year all of you can start some kind of Christmas competition in your family."
Saturday, December 28, 2013
This excerpt takes place on Christmas morning.
Kathryn got into the shower while visions of Hank, not sugarplums, danced in her head. No surprise there. She thought about him all the time. Did he ever wear a shirt in bed? He hadn't the night before last when they'd slept together. Well, not slept together in the usual sense...oh, never mind. She had no business thinking about Hank Lovinggood's night wear, much less his chest.
Well, why wouldn’t she think about it? Hank didn’t know a thing about physics, but he’d left her breathless this morning. A dead woman would have noticed a nice, muscular, bare chest like his.
Friday, December 27, 2013
Elizabeth Lane is one lucky woman. She has it all-money, fame, a satisfying career and a devoted fiancé. Her humble beginnings are all but obscured, but she isn't the kind of woman Senator Henry Lovinggood wants for his son, Richard. Senator Lovinggood plans to make Richard the President of the United States; he'll need a woman from a wealthy, powerful family by his side. Ten years ago the senator broke Richard and Elizabeth up, but this time it won't be so easy, for Elizabeth wants to know what might have been. This time she'll fight back, a struggle which ultimately leads to kidnapping and attempted murder and alienates her from the man of her dreams.
Excerpt: In this excerpt Richard and Elizabeth meet on a California beach ten years after they broke up.
heart against her own and shivered against him.
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Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Chrys, thank you so much for sharing your first page with the readers. I can't wait to read your book. I love stories with nature's fury as the background. Readers, get your copy as quick as you can!
Monday, December 23, 2013
Russia- Sauerkraut is the main dish in the Christmas Eve meal. Vzvar is served at the end of the meal. It’s a sweet drink made from dried furit and honey boiled in water. It’s traditionally served at the birth of a child, in this case Baby Jesus.
Italy-a favorite way to celebrate Christmas is by having a nativity crib set up. They’re all very elaborate. The cribs are put out on December 8, but Baby Jesus isn’t put in the crib until December 24.
The manger scene above is one I made many years ago. We use it every Christmas.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
breathed in her warm female scent.
Being dumped by your gorgeous fiancé is bad enough no matter when it happens, but he did it at Christmas time! Marley thinks she’ll never get over it, but Rob Travers disagrees. He sets out to win Marley’s heart, well aware that when she finds out about his past, she may turn her back on him forever.
Friday, December 20, 2013
"I'm reading, Nikki. Blue 52 is awesome!"
"Oh, I know. I've already read it. Want me to share one of my favorite parts?"
"Okay, here goes. I liked this part because I think it's funny. Stanton is the bad guy."
Senator Lovinggood saw Stanton and hastened to Hank’s side. So did Elaine, Joan, and Kathryn.
"Senator, ladies," Stanton said with a nod of his head. "Please accept my condolences."
The senator went red in the face. Before he could say anything, Hank chuckled. "Josh, Josh, Josh," he chided, his playful tone at great odds with his wolfish demeanor. "You should have left well enough alone and not destroyed the evidence Rudy found. Without evidence, I can’t bring you to trial, so I guess I’ll have to kill you."
"I believe you just threatened my life." Stanton turned to the burly man behind him. "Did you hear that, Jack? A man comes to pay his respects to the dead, and his life is threatened."
"Yes, sir. I heard what he said."
Hank smiled. "I’ve never made a threat in my life."
"You Lovinggoods must have a death wish," Stanton snarled.
Hank shook his head. "No, we’ve just been stupid. We were playing by the rules. We should have realized with an animal like you, the rules don’t apply." The smile left his face. "I’ve finally learned my lesson."
Stanton’s eyes turned dark with loathing. "There are still some Lovinggoods left. If I were you I wouldn't go around making threats."
Joan laughed in his face. "Do you really think any one of us would hesitate to die if it meant the end of you? I think I have more right to kill you than Hank does. You robbed me of a husband and two children. Hank only lost his parents."
"No, let me do it," Senator Lovinggood argued. "Richard was my son."
Elaine put up her hand to silence them. "Nonsense. My heart could go at any minute. I’m the logical choice. At least I could die satisfied."
Kathryn slid a supporting arm around Elaine. "He took my brother. I lost my parents, and without Chris I’m all alone in the world. I’d be glad to do it."
Hank smiled at all of them and clapped his grandfather on the shoulder. "I appreciate the offers, but I still want to be the one."
"We all have a right to kill him," the senator answered. "We could draw straws, and the short straw wins."
Joan nodded. "That’s a good idea. Let’s go home and do it right now."
The first star I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
"Wow, Elizabeth, this sounds good!"
"I know, Nikki."
"Is she giving away anything?"
"Yes, a $50 Amazon or B&N gift certificate."
"Oh, goody, how do I enter?"
"Go to http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/28e43450 to enter. You can find her schedule at http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/11/virtual-book-tour-shadow-on-ground-by.html ."
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The subject changed of its own accord, and Brandis let it. Although part of him wanted to ask for advice, a much bigger part would not allow the words past his lips.