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Friday, January 31, 2014

Saturday Sample

From my just completed WIP, Flood.

He moved closer to her, smelling of river water and sun. Where did the man get those shoulders? Caleb moved closer still. The air between them sizzled with electricity.
“Aria,…” He broke off, and with a look of near desperation on his face, he pulled her against him. Aria gasped when his chest met hers.
With a groan low in his throat, he buried one big hand in her hair and kissed her. Aria shivered and pressed herself against him. When his other hand came to rest on her backside, waves of dark, red heat broke over her. Her breathing sounded like a freight train. She still couldn’t get close enough to him.
Caleb relaxed his grip on her and buried his face against her neck, his hot breath scorching her skin. He raised his head and looked into her eyes. “How far do you want this to go?”
For answer, Aria tugged at his tee shirt. She moaned when her hands touched his bare back.

Fashionista Friday: Coats

After the weather we've been having, these coats look pretty good. Not sure about the camo, but why not?

6 Wool Coats Under $100

Boohoo black coat

Wool coat
$83 -

River Island wool coat
$66 -

Uniqlo coat

Zara coat

Mango black coat

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Untangle My Heart

Untangle My Heart is free for the duration of Maria's tour.

Untangle My Heart
by Maria K. Alexander



When her marriage ended in tragedy, Kate DiFrancesco rebuilt her life, but has never gotten over the pain of what she lost. Seeking the help of an ex-lover ignites feelings she’s promised never to have again. She’ll need to untangle herself from dangers in her past in order to break the hard shell around her heart.

Edward Weston has a lot to prove, both to his stuffy upper-crust British family, and to  himself. Working alongside Kate, a woman he had a casual relationship with, stirs unexpected feelings. Helping her family makes him realize what he's missing. For the first time, he wants more than a one-night stand.

When Kate is threatened, Edward must overcome feeling unworthy to protect the woman he loves and fight for the family he never thought he’d have.


“Privacy is a hard thing to find around here, so you may want to lock the door. Especially when you’re wearing only a towel and my sister is on the prowl.”

“I’ll have to remember that,” Edward said, taking a step toward her. “I knew she was smitten, but didn’t think she would be waiting in the room after my shower. I was struggling with a tactful way of getting her out.”

“I’m sure you’re not accustomed to asking a woman to leave your room.”

He gave her an unapologetic grin. “No, usually not.”

“I guess it’s partly my fault. I told her I don’t have any claims to you. Apparently she took that to mean it was open season to pursue you.”

“Yet you stopped by. Why?”

“I wanted to thank you again for your help today. You dropped everything to come and help my family and that means a lot to me.”

He took another step toward her until he stood directly in front of her. “You mean a lot to me. I’d do anything I could to help you.”

She nodded in acknowledgement, not sure she could trust her voice to speak with him all but touching her.

“And you’re wrong about not having a claim on me.”

His hands found their way to her waist. Her heart thumped and she knew she should pull back, wanted to pull back. But his blue-gray eyes held her in a hypnotic state and she couldn’t move.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

A romantic at heart, Maria K. Alexander spent hours as a young girl getting lost in and wishing to be one of the heroines in the stories she read. Books gave her the ability to go to another world where she loved meeting new characters, learning about their problems, and watching them fall in love.

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When not writing, Maria loves to read, bake, downhill ski, visit the beach, and watch romantic comedies. Maria lives in New Jersey with her husband and children, and writes in her “spare” time between juggling a full-time job and her kids’ busy schedules.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014



Can Spring Be Far Behind?

After reading comments on Facebook, I don't wonder that so many of you are sick of cold and snow. It's different for me, though. I live in the sunny South which usually is warm and pleasant even while other parts of the country shiver and curse the weather. But if winter comes can spring be far behind?  Here are a few pictures to give you something to look forward to.

Just arrived at the beach.

Beautiful window boxes.
I don't know any Southerners who dislike azaleas.
Find the bird nest.
Sun worshipers.
The fishermen.