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Friday, September 21, 2007

The Way to a Man's Heart

Just thought I'd post this since it's one of my favorite
contemporaries, re-released now as an ebook with
It was originally a Kensington Precious Gem .

I love the cover and the story goes:

It’s getting hot in Christy Evans’ kitchen! Kyle Warren, the boy next door she made sure to avoid in high school, has moved back home and he’s turning up the heat. Keeping her distance has never been so difficult. This time around Kyle’s helping her with her catering business, Edible Delights, being a good neighbor and refusing to take no for an answer. Her defenses are crumbling like undercooked cobbler ... can she keep denying the gorgeous man who looks at her like she’s his next “edible delight”?

It's a fast-paced, emotion-packed story about the girl-next-door-who-got-away.And was recently nominated for the CAPA award.

Hope you check it out at Cobblestone Press and enjoy!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

To Blurb or not to Blurb ...

Here's the back cover copy for Bodine's Bounty!

A hard-bitten bounty hunter
has no time for love…
Heiress Emma Marie Rourke is naive, innocent and
very, very determined. She’ll find her outlaw father
and make it as a singer.
Bodine—just Bodine—has promises to keep. And
looking for some spoiled flibbertigibbet runaway isn’t
top of his list. But, dammit, his conscience won’t let him
rest until he finds her. And at least there’s a reward for
retrieving her.
Protecting Emma isn’t the easy job he expects it to be.
Bodine is startled when he can’t get his mind—or his
hands—off Emma’s diminutive figure! He’s sworn to
keep her safe—but who will save her from him?
No spoiled heiress will stand in his way!

How many of you know what a flibbertigibbet is?
This was a new word for me, so I looked it up --
certainly not a word I've used before. This is what it means:
Main Entry: flib·ber·ti·gib·bet
Pronunciation: "fli-b&r-tE-'ji-b&tFunction: nounEtymology: Middle English flepergebet: a silly flighty person - flib·ber·ti·gib·bety /-b&-tE/ adjective
It wasn't in my Thesaurus either so I searched further
and found this in another dictionary:
A silly, irresponsible or scatterbrained person,
especially one who chatters and gossips.
Emma Marie Rourke isn't really any of those things. She's determined and a bit confused in how to go about achieving her goals, but she's a strong young woman. Can you tell I didn't write this back cover blurb? I thought it would be interesting to see how many of you have heard this word used before?

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Come Visit Me Today

Hi All.

I'm blogging today (Friday) at Petticoats and Pistols.

Stop by and say hello!

Learn what Elvis, Bon Jovi and Bounty Hunters have in common!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

No Reservations

It took me weeks to go see this movie. We're not the movie-goers we once were. Mainly because either there aren't as many movies out there that interest us or because the quality of selections has gone way down hill. Maybe a combination of both. I'm looking forward to seeing Russell Crowe's 3:10 to Yuma, but other than that, the movies this summer have fallen flat, imo.

So when this movie came out, I said "Yes", a romantic comedy about food and chefs. My husband was not overly thrilled to take me to see this "chick flick" but finally last weekend we saw it and I loved it. I love the cooking channels on cable, so what can I say?

The story appealed to me on many levels. It spoke of an intelligent woman, not looking for love - she already had a brilliant career as a chef and seemed married to her work. Then her neice comes unexpectedly into her life, and her whole world changes. She's suddenly enmeshed in taking on a mother's load and a career. She certainly has no room in her life for romance. But the new male chef she works with has other plans. He's a good guy - definitely not an alpha hero, and somewhat of a contradiction at times. You can't help but like the guy.

But the real star of this movie is the young actress, Abigail Breslin. She's got such great appeal. She's adorable and so believeable as the little girl who has lost so much and has to deal with a new home and new life. I don't know - I guess I was just in the mood for an emotional, enjoyable, pull-at-your heartstrings romance.