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Miss Mae
January 13th, 2011, 11:09 AM
Good morning Coffee Time, and to our readers!:whistle:

It's January, all the activity and hustle and bustle of the past two months is now behind us, so once again, it's time to party in our chat forum! :):orange:

We hope everyone isn't busy digging out from under this unbelievable snowstorm! :hide: Whew! January has really made an impact, hasn't it? But let's forget about that for a little while and just have fun! :thewave:

We'll be in and out all day (some of the Sweeties have to tend to that four letter word, you know -- "w-o-r-k" --) so just keep dropping by.

Tell us how you're doing. We want to hear from you! bhowdysmilie.gif

Miss Mae
January 13th, 2011, 12:51 PM
Okay, first of all, it's still icy at my house. We haven't stuck our noses off our hill since last Friday. Today we are braving it because hubby is going stir crazy!

For some photos on the snow, see the photos here (http://www.missmaesite.com/apps/blog/show/5708475-let-it-snow-let-it-snow-not-) at my blog.

How about where you live? Are you sick and tired of freezing your fingers and tootsies? Is that goofy grin on the snowman getting on your nerves? Share what you're doing on these snowy days! :)

Miss Mae
January 13th, 2011, 12:54 PM
Just an alert: Besides being at the chat today, I'm also over at Sherry Gloag (http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/http://sherrygloagtheheartofromance.blogspot.com/) where I'm relating about the fun Monday segment, "Doggy Tales" that I feature at my blog.

Hope you'll visit her site and leave me a comment. :)

Miss Mae
January 13th, 2011, 01:04 PM
Also, just a reminder -- if you aren't subscribed to our quarterly newsletter, you should be! :)

Simply send an email to sweetestromance@rocketmail.com with the heading of "subscribe". :)

Our newest Winter 2011 issue is just released! :)

Laurean
January 13th, 2011, 01:07 PM
Hi, I'm here! Had a little trouble getting in, but I think I worked out the kinks.

How is everyone? I'm going to the kitchen to get a cup of hot cocoa, but I'll be right back. Don't go anywhere. LOL

Miss Mae
January 13th, 2011, 01:10 PM
Hi Laurie! So glad you're here!

We need to get to town since the roads are now clear. But as soon as we get back, I'm going to chat up a bit about our books and our fun, fun, fun SF round robin we have going on! :)

DanielleThorne
January 13th, 2011, 01:14 PM
Good morning, Miss Mae and to all our visitors, too. It is FREEZING down here south of Atlanta. We still have snow on the ground but most of the roads are cleared up.

I've had a nutty week cooped up with the kids so I'm ready for some grown up conversation. Better go get me a mug of cocoa.

How is everybody? Who's reading a good book this week?

(I'm currently in the middle of a PI Barrington book, her Crucifying Angel series, and also halfway through "Catch Me if You Can.")

Laurean
January 13th, 2011, 01:20 PM
"Jonquils In The Snow," (short romance by Laurean Brooks) plus two romance anthologies, (Laurean Brooks is part of) titled "A Summer Collection," "A Sweet Christmas Collection," are all available at Smashwords and Amazon. Anthologies are both published by Victory Tales Press. Take a look-see.

Jonquils In The Snow
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/9341/

Summer Collection
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/14519/

Laurean
January 13th, 2011, 01:23 PM
Danielle, you can toast me. I have a big mug of hot cocoa right here in front of me. Mmmmmm!

We only had a skiff of snow here. The ground was barely covered. It's gone now, but it's col-l-l-l-d-d! Brrrrrr!

Laurean
January 13th, 2011, 01:26 PM
I'm in the middle of Sharon Donovan's, Her Biggest Fan, a romantic suspense that borderlines on "thriller" or "horror." I read a couple chapters last night and it gave me a bad dream.

DanielleThorne
January 13th, 2011, 01:37 PM
I'm in the middle of Sharon Donovan's, Her Biggest Fan, a romantic suspense that borderlines on "thriller" or "horror." I read a couple chapters last night and it gave me a bad dream.


Wow, haha. That's a great referral. It must be good if you were dreaming about it! uh-oh. Cheers to the cocoa.

EAWest
January 13th, 2011, 02:07 PM
Good afternoon, everyone! It's sunny and freezing here (it might get up to 23 degrees or so) with windchills down close to zero or below. Obviously, I'm trying not to go out unless I absolutely have to.

Laurie, Danielle, you ladies should share that hot cocoa! :)

DanielleThorne
January 13th, 2011, 02:13 PM
Good afternoon, everyone! It's sunny and freezing here (it might get up to 23 degrees or so) with windchills down close to zero or below. Obviously, I'm trying not to go out unless I absolutely have to.

Laurie, Danielle, you ladies should share that hot cocoa! :)

Zero? Brrr. Spring is looking far off, huh?

EAWest
January 13th, 2011, 02:17 PM
Who's reading a good book this week?


I'm about halfway through a good non-fiction book. I'm reading Highlanders: A History of the Gaels by John Macleod. Yes, it counts as research for a story (a contemporary romance, oddly enough), but reading it has given me ideas for a historical romance. Gotta love those moments of inspiration...too bad they always seem to hit when I'm in the middle of working on something else. :)

The next fiction book I plan to read is Josette by our very own Danielle Thorne. I should be able to get to it in the next few days. I can't wait!

DanielleThorne
January 13th, 2011, 02:18 PM
My sea adventure, BY HEART AND COMPASS, has received several new reviews this month, like this one posted today by JoAnn at Amazon:

"By Heart and Compass was a "sweet"/clean romance adventure novel. Lacey's (the heroine) love for the past shines through in everything she does, whereas Max (the hero) seems to only live for the moment.
However, as I grew to understand the characters, their internal motivations become better known to me. Before long, these characters were more than just names on the page. Ms. Thorne brought me as the reader into their adventure. I won't spoil it for you, but let me just say, the ending is a real treat!
If you like seafaring adventures with a splash of detective work and romance, you'll enjoy this book."

Find out more about my books at my website:
www.daniellethorne.com

EAWest
January 13th, 2011, 02:18 PM
Zero? Brrr. Spring is looking far off, huh?

Oh, yeah. At least it's sunny. If it were cloudy and gray, it might be harder to deal with.

EAWest
January 13th, 2011, 02:21 PM
My sea adventure, BY HEART AND COMPASS, has received several new reviews this month, like this one posted today by JoAnn at Amazon:

"By Heart and Compass was a "sweet"/clean romance adventure novel. Lacey's (the heroine) love for the past shines through in everything she does, whereas Max (the hero) seems to only live for the moment.
However, as I grew to understand the characters, their internal motivations become better known to me. Before long, these characters were more than just names on the page. Ms. Thorne brought me as the reader into their adventure. I won't spoil it for you, but let me just say, the ending is a real treat!
If you like seafaring adventures with a splash of detective work and romance, you'll enjoy this book."

Find out more about my books at my website:
www.daniellethorne.com (http://www.daniellethorne.com)
What a lovely review!

DanielleThorne
January 13th, 2011, 02:22 PM
[quote=EAWest;136495]I'm about halfway through a good non-fiction book. I'm reading Highlanders: A History of the Gaels by John Macleod.


Is this Scottish, then? That's one genre and area of history I am totally ignorant of but I look forward to getting into it sometime. Sadly, I do have a Scottish genealogy line. I need to learn more about this topic. Let us know if the book is good. I love reading fiction for research. Do it all the time!

Danielle

EAWest
January 13th, 2011, 02:36 PM
[quote=EAWest;136495]I'm about halfway through a good non-fiction book. I'm reading Highlanders: A History of the Gaels by John Macleod.


Is this Scottish, then? That's one genre and area of history I am totally ignorant of but I look forward to getting into it sometime. Sadly, I do have a Scottish genealogy line. I need to learn more about this topic. Let us know if the book is good. I love reading fiction for research. Do it all the time!

Danielle
Yes, it's Scottish. So far, it's a good book. It gives a great overview of the history of the Highlands, particularly the western Highlands and the Isles, from the first inhabitants of Scotland to the 20th century. I'm currently reading about the late 17th into early 18th centuries. It's amazing how fascinating history can be, especially if it's written in an easy-to-read manner like the book I'm reading.

I agree that reading fiction is a great way to learn things. That's one of the reasons I love historical fiction. It takes what could be dry information and brings it to life. :)

EAWest
January 13th, 2011, 02:49 PM
Here's a bit of what Orchid at Long and Short Romance Reviews had to say about my sweet romantic suspense Riley's Mission:

"This is a well-written, thorougly enjoyable short read that's easy to lose yourself in due to the fast pace of the writing and the continuous action. It’s almost a surprise when you suddenly arrive at the end with a satisfied feeling."

Read the rest of the review here: http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.com/2010/05/rileys-mission-by-ea-west.html

You can learn more about Riley's Mission on my website http://eawest.mcphitty.com

Laurean
January 13th, 2011, 02:49 PM
E A, hold your hand toward the computer so I can pass you a sip. LOL.

Laurean
January 13th, 2011, 02:51 PM
Great review, EA.

DanielleThorne
January 13th, 2011, 02:54 PM
That is an AWESOME review at LASR, EA. A 4.5? Wow, congratulations. Some of the reviewers there are really tough. That must be so vindicating to have someone enjoy your work to that degree.

Riley's Mission has been on my list all last year, along with Larry's Hammersley's Lab Partners. I really need to pick these books up. I'm totally intrigued by the unique premise of your book.

Congrats!

lindaclarke
January 13th, 2011, 04:12 PM
Hi Everyone! I just discovered what Hops are all about. They are fantastic. Over at "I Am A Reader, Not A Writer," they have book giveaways at several different blogs each month. You just hop from one blog to another. This site gets a lot of exposure. I signed up last month for December and received many people at my blog site. It was amazing. You just sign up to have a book giveaway at your blog and many people visit, read about you, and then comment for a free book. They have 2,130 followers. Wow! They're having a Book Giveaway Hop beginning tomorrow morning at http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com/p/giveaway-hop-page.html. It will last for 4 days. You should visit and check out all the sites that have signed up.

DanielleThorne
January 13th, 2011, 04:21 PM
[quote=lindaclarke;136508]Hi Everyone! I just discovered what Hops are all about. They are fantastic. Over at "I Am A Reader, Not A Writer," they have book giveaways at several different blogs each month.


Hi Linda!

I totally agree. Joyce DiPastena told me about that blog hop last month and I joined in December as well. I'm doing a January Blog Hop tomorrow through the weekend. It's a great way to meet new people and get followers to your blog, and it's great for sweet and clean fiction.

lindaclarke
January 13th, 2011, 04:28 PM
Wow, Danielle. That's great. I'm glad that you joined as well. Did you notice a lot more people at your blog? I did.

Miss Mae
January 13th, 2011, 04:31 PM
We're back! Hubby was soooo glad to get out of the house for a while! LOL

Shew, I plan to eat a bite and then to return to the chat. Love the idea of that cocoa, gals, and Linda, so great to see you! Please post blurbs and excerpts and buy links of some of your awesome books. :)

Won't be but just a few minutes and I'll be back. Thanks for coming to the chat! :)

Laurean
January 13th, 2011, 04:32 PM
This sounds fantastic. I'd like to get in on a READERS blog. Exactly what we need.

lindaclarke
January 13th, 2011, 04:39 PM
Hi Everyone! I just discovered what Hops are all about. They are fantastic. Over at "I Am A Reader, Not A Writer," they have book giveaways at several different blogs each month. You just hop from one blog to another. This site gets a lot of exposure. I signed up last month for December and received many people at my blog site. It was amazing. You just sign up to have a book giveaway at your blog and many people visit, read about you, and then comment for a free book. They have 2,130 followers. Wow! They're having a Book Giveaway Hop beginning tomorrow morning at http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com/p/giveaway-hop-page.html. It will last for 4 days. You should visit and check out all the sites that have signed up.

Laurean
January 13th, 2011, 04:44 PM
"Jonquils in the Snow" an e-book by Laurean Brooks

Miranda Stevens' fiance skipped town two days before the wedding, leaving Miranda holding the bag. She vows to never trust her heart again. But when the ruggedly handsome man from the local tree service knocks on Miranda's door following an ice storm, she is smitten. One look into his honey-colored eyes and she forgets her vow.

Brady Watson has issues of his own. His wife struck by a drunk driver, died three years ago. Following her death, anger morphs into depression. Brady falls into depression.

Is Miranda's love strong enough to resurrect Brady's heart? Will Brady find the courage to love again? Can a new beginning be found is something as simple as a cluster of Jonquils bursting through the snow?

Download at Smashwords: $2.99

Be sure to watch the book trailer at Smashwords. Awesome!

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/9341/

lindaclarke
January 13th, 2011, 04:47 PM
I was just reading what everyone was saying and found out that it is absolutely freezing where you all live. Whoa! Snow and terrible temperatures! I live in "Sunny St. George." It's sunny but the temp has gone down to 50 degrees. To me that's cold. But after I read what others had to say, I'm not complaining.

DanielleThorne
January 13th, 2011, 04:51 PM
Wow, Danielle. That's great. I'm glad that you joined as well. Did you notice a lot more people at your blog? I did.

I had more than 20 new followers last month so I am looking forward to hopefully adding a few more this month as well.

I also am trying to post blogs more, since I get over 1,000 hits a month...according to Google Stats. I don't know though...hmm..

Laurean
January 13th, 2011, 05:02 PM
"Journey To Forgiveness" historical, inspirational by Laurean Brooks


When Jenny Hinson's abusive father deserts the family, the responsibility of running the family's Tennessee farm falls to Jenny and her mother. Four years later, in 1938, due to a failed cotton crop, the Hinsons fall into dire financial straits. At the invitation of a Chicago aunt, Jenny takes the train north to find work.

Electricity has yet to reach Jenny's rural hometown, Chicory Valley. But, not only is the own woman introduced to it in its tapped form in the Windy City, but she also encounters a few jolts along the way when she challenges the infuriating Austin Grant over a luggage mishap.

Sparks fly outside the Kankakee train station when Jenny discovers her missing vanity case tucked under Austin's arm. She labels him a thief. And after Austin coaxes money from her aunt's congregation, Jenny plots to find enough evidence to expose him and put him away.

Austin pulls a large roll of money from the mission strong box and stuffs it into his pocket? Jenny is the only witness. Did he see her watching? Why did he do it? Why is she reluctant to report the theft?

And why does her heart race at every encounter with the notorious Austin? Surely, Jenny hasn't fallen for this con artist! Her personal convictions would never allow a relationship where trust is blatantly missing.

Can Jenny muster the courage to ask Austin the tough questions that will ultimately make or break their relationship? Can she forgive her father's brutality? Find out as you follow Jenny's struggles in....

Journey To Forgiveness.

http://www.whiterosepublishing.com/ Click on "Historical" tab or type "Laurean Brooks" in search.

You will laugh, cry, and rejoice through these fast-paced 300 page-book set during the Great Depression.

DanielleThorne
January 13th, 2011, 05:06 PM
Journey to Forgiveness was a very enjoyable read. I've always been a fan of the amazing book cover, too.

Miss Mae
January 13th, 2011, 05:09 PM
I loved it too! :)

And Danielle, I sooo enjoy your books. I just finished Josette and was absolutely thrilled with it. Carter was such a hunk! *sigh*

Gail Pallotta
January 13th, 2011, 05:24 PM
smilies/chill.gifHi Miss Mae and Everyone,
I've been out in the snow and ice, but made it home safe and sound. Where I live snow is an event quite different than places where they have lots of snow moving equipment. Here, there's only enough to clean some of the roads. I found roads with some of their lanes scraped, but that was okay. I'm not complaining. It was good enough to get me where I was going.

Miss Mae
January 13th, 2011, 05:27 PM
All right, gonna jaw about Miss Mae's books right now. :)

Catch Me If You Can is my latest. It's in print at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Catch-Me-If-You-Can/dp/1453659196/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_5/183-3880041-1165909) (or order an autographed copy straight from my website) (http://www.missmaesite.com) and in digital format at Smashwords (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/17475).

Blurb:

Washed ashore a South Carolina beach, Lois Steinberg learns her shelter, an old plantation house, was scheduled to host a 'Catch Me' game convention. When the cook is found murdered, questions mount as quickly as bodies. Who is the villain? None of the guests know each other except for their love of the game - right? But it's not a game Lois seeks to solve. It's the saving of her life.

It's Extraordinary, My Dear Winifred, a 2009 Top Ten Read at MyShelf.com. In print at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Its-Extraordinary-My-Dear-Winifred/dp/1453766502/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1) (autographed copies available at my website (http://www.missmaesite.com)) and digital format at Smashwords (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/27404).

Blurb:

Do bizarre mysteries only occur in imaginary tales? Winifred Merryweather, and dashing newspaper hound Remington Hawthorne, find themselves in the throes of a real life mystery. A dark and ancient castle, complete with disappearing floors, sliding panels, and spider-webbed shadowy corridors threaten to steal Winifred's very breath. Or is that the annoying allure of Remington's flirtatious charms?

When the Bough Breaks, winner of the 2009 P&E Readers Poll in the YA category. In print Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/When-Bough-Breaks-Miss-Mae/dp/1453739785/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_2) (and my site (http://www.missmaesite.com)), digital download at Smashwords (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/28571).

Blurb:

Late 1960's. Time of the Vietnam War, hippies, fishnet hose, and mini-skirts. Add a flirtatious wink from the baby blues of 'love'em and leave 'em' Parker Shane and 16-yr.-old Darlene Moore wonders if she'll ever be the same. Winner of the 2009 P&E Readers Poll in the YA category, this is more than a romance tale. Suspense, intrigue, and danger will leave the reader gasping till the very end.

See No Evil, My Pretty Lady, winner of 2008 Top Ten Read at MyShelf.com. Print at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/See-No-Evil-Pretty-Lady/dp/1452808155/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_3), my site, (http://www.missmaesite.com) digital at Smashwords (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/13752).

Blurb:

Dorcy flees the scene of her murdered employer. Meeting with Gareth, her late employer’s darkly handsome heir, Dorcy encounters baffling questions. Why does Gareth wear black gloves and an eye patch? Can he be “Jack the Ripper”, the madman suspected to be Mr. Davenport’s killer? Dorcy must solve the mystery before her growing attraction for Gareth could be her very death sentence.

Said the Spider to the Fly, winner of Best Book of the Week at both Long and the Short of It Reviews and The Romance Studio. Available in print only at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Said-Spider-Fly-Miss-Mae/dp/145365982X/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_4) and my website (http://www.missmaesite.com).

Blurb:

'Coming home' feels like anything but to Mona Murphy. Learning of the death of her grandfather is the only thing that can bring her back to the house of her tortured girlhood memories. But when the police chief, along with insurance investigator, Preston Hitchcock, alert her that Jerome Kincaid's passing occurred under questionable circumstances, Mona feels morally responsible to discover the truth. Instead, what she finds is that whoever harmed her grandfather seems intent on making her the next target. Who tries to run her down in the town square? Who locks her and Preston in the forgotten basement of the local library? Mona knows her time to find answers is running short. Caught like a fly in a deadly spider's web, she struggles to unravel the threads of danger before the lurking evil can pounce.

Dove Island, 2nd place winner for Romance Short Story in 2009 P&E Readers Poll. Ebook at Smashwords (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/4934).

Blurb:

Christopher’s dedicated his allegiance to the Church. But that’s before he meets Roxanne, his cousin’s betrothed. Aboard the ship appointed for the honeymoon voyage, he fears losing her not to his cousin, but to a barbaric pirate attack. Will he live long enough to confess she holds his heart?

Fated Destiny, FREE ebook available at Smashwords (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/18215).

Blurb:

Prisoner 86's fate is in the hands of his merciless captain. Or is it? As their ship enters a raging thunderstorm, what bizarre event transforms their lives in an eternal destiny?

***********************

Hope you'll check out all of them. At all the Smashwords pages, or at my website, you can view some thrilling videos about the books -- all with live actors!

Miss Mae
January 13th, 2011, 05:30 PM
smilies/chill.gifHi Miss Mae and Everyone,
I've been out in the snow and ice, but made it home safe and sound. Where I live snow is an event quite different than places where they have lots of snow moving equipment. Here, there's only enough to clean some of the roads. I found roads with some of their lanes scraped, but that was okay. I'm not complaining. It was good enough to get me where I was going.

Hi Gail,
Sure is good to see you here and to know you made it out and back home safely. Most of our roads were clear, but there were still some icy spots too. It's supposed to be warmer tomorrow, around 38, and I'll be happy to see this stuff thaw! LOL

Gail Pallotta
January 13th, 2011, 05:44 PM
Hey Miss Mae,
I see you're online, but I can't find you.

Gail Pallotta
January 13th, 2011, 05:46 PM
There you are. I went a bit north of where we live, and conditions were actually better there. It warmed up to 34 while we were out. Saw that on hubby's car temperature thingy. I'm hoping for even more thawing tomorrow. I'd like to get back to some type normal routine.

Gail Pallotta
January 13th, 2011, 05:47 PM
I see where you have something on Coffee Time again tomorrow. That's great. Where will you be and what will you be chatting about?

Miss Mae
January 13th, 2011, 05:49 PM
I'm not exactly sure what I'll be saying tomorrow, Gail! LOL I'll still also be at Sherry Gloag (about my alter sister, M.M.) and then here too.

Funny how sometimes everything seems to happen at the same time! LOL

Gail Pallotta
January 13th, 2011, 05:53 PM
Hubby made a grocery run and picked up something for the neighbor, so I've got to deliver it. Will look forward to our next chat.

Miss Mae
January 13th, 2011, 05:55 PM
"Miss Penelope's Letters" is what I've submitted to Victory Tales Press for their 2011 Mystery Anthology. Thought I'd present an excerpt of the opening here:

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[I]The clang of steel striking steel reverberated in Penelope’s ears. Spine pressed against the rough wood of the building’s entrance alcove, she strove to peer past the left shoulder of the man who blocked her view. Illumination from the corner gas lamp cast flickering shadows on the contorted faces of the three men who lunged and parried their swords at her protector. He blocked each thrust, moving with an almost effortless agility. The tip of his blade flashed like silver lightning as he appeared to tease the attackers by slashing off the length of one’s beard, slicing coat buttons off another’s jacket and spearing the other’s hat.
“Fight fair, damn ye!” With a hurried exploratory feel of his newly trimmed whiskers, the burly sailor waved his sword and charged.
“Like this?” Blade catching blade, in one expert move, the man relieved the sailor of his sword to send it flying over his head. Then, with a deliberate swish, he struck the metal at the fellow’s exposed wrist. Blood streamed from the wound and splattered like raindrops to pool in a crimson puddle on the cobble-stoned street.
“’oly ‘ell!” His comrades hesitated, giving a wary glance toward their injured partner. Swiftly, Penelope’s defender planted a booted foot squarely in the middle of one man’s chest, giving him a hard shove at the same time that he effectively shredded the other’s shirt front to nothing more than flimsy ribbons.
Mouths gaping, the three staggered back. Taking advantage of their momentary confusion, the man acted quickly. Seizing Penelope’s wrist, he whirled to his right. The two bolted down the shadowy alleyway, dodging past a couple of frightened cats and jumping nimbly over the prostrate form of a snoring vagrant. Penelope struggled in her long skirts to keep pace. Lungs burning from their need of air, she gulped down a fast breath and dared a peek behind. The sailors pursued, the thud of their heavy footfalls echoing in the night air.
A yank on Penelope’s arm directed her to follow around the corner of a tall structure. Panting as she raced beside the man’s lengthening strides, she gasped, “We shan’t lose them!”
White teeth gleamed in the moonlight as a devilish grin was tossed across his shoulder. “Have faith.” He released a sharp whistle, the high note threatening to pierce Penelope’s eardrum. Hoof beats clattered on a nearby street. An instant later, a midnight stallion trotted up before them, and with one fluid movement, the man leaped into the saddle. Before Penelope could utter a word, he leaned down, grasped her about the waist and lifted her bodily off the ground. She barely had time to clench the horse’s mane before the animal dashed off at breakneck speed.
With no idea of their intended destination, Penelope tried in vain to make sense of her surroundings. But the darkness of the night, and the zigzagged flight through a labyrinth of streets and alleys served only to confuse her already bewildered mind. She knew nothing to do except to pray she stayed atop the powerfully galloping beast.
The man’s arms tightened around her as he pulled on the reins. Obediently, the horse slowed its wild ride, coming to stop before a pair of iron gates that Penelope’s dulled senses vaguely recognized.
She slid to the ground and teetered off balance. Leaning from the saddle, the man clutched her elbow to help steady her. Blue eyes crinkled as they watched her from behind their covering mask.
“All safe now, Miss Penelope.” His husky voice murmured the words almost like a caress.
“Who are you?” She grasped the edge of the cape that swung across his shoulder. “Why did you send for me? What--?”
Before she could ask any more questions, he cut in with, “I must go. Until next time, my sweet.”
“No!” A spurt of anger drowned her fear and confusion. “There won’t be a next time!”
His mouth covered hers in a hard, thorough kiss. “You’ll come.” Heels kicking the stallion, the man’s broad shouldered form rode off into the night.


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copyright 2011 by Miss Mae

lindaclarke
January 13th, 2011, 06:01 PM
[quote=DanielleThorne;136519]I had more than 20 new followers last month so I am looking forward to hopefully adding a few more this month as well./quote]

This is great. What did you do for your giveaway? I didn't want people to just say, "Hey, a giveaway! I'm just going to leave a comment and get a free book." And they don't even know what it's about, either. So I posted an excerpt with my giveaway. I said, "Watch the book trailer and read the excerpt. Then tell me what drew you into the story." This way they will find out whether they will like my writing style or not. And if the story draws them in or not. Does this make sense? I'm doing the same thing again with another book for the Dreaming Hop tomorrow. Anyway, what did you do?

Miss Mae
January 13th, 2011, 06:03 PM
JUST A REMINDER!!!!

We have an exhilarating, really-getting-to-be-a-nail-biter SF round robin going on here in our forum at Coffee Time!

Have you read it yet? Have you added to it yet? If not, why not???

At least share your opinions of how we're heading the story so far!

Here is the link:

http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/board/forumdisplay.php?f=1103

Miss Mae
January 13th, 2011, 06:04 PM
[quote=DanielleThorne;136519]I had more than 20 new followers last month so I am looking forward to hopefully adding a few more this month as well./quote]

This is great. What did you do for your giveaway? I didn't want people to just say, "Hey, a giveaway! I'm just going to leave a comment and get a free book." And they don't even know what it's about, either. So I posted an excerpt with my giveaway. I said, "Watch the book trailer and read the excerpt. Then tell me what drew you into the story." This way they will find out whether they will like my writing style or not. And if the story draws them in or not. Does this make sense? I'm doing the same thing again with another book for the Dreaming Hop tomorrow. Anyway, what did you do?

Wow, I wish I'd known about this! However, I'm already gonna be in 2 places tomorrow, so guess it's a good thing I didn't know. :)

Anne Patrick
January 13th, 2011, 06:17 PM
Wow! Great excerpt, Miss Mae! I haven't finished my short yet, hope to by Monday.

Miss Mae
January 13th, 2011, 06:29 PM
Thanks, Anne. I know yours will be exceptional! :)

Miss Mae
January 13th, 2011, 06:30 PM
I need to sign off for tonight. I hope other Sweeties are able to come on and post about their wonderful books.

See you tomorrow, Coffee Time! :)

June Phyllis Baker
January 13th, 2011, 07:28 PM
I wasn't wishing for a white Christmas but we got one the day after and two more since.

Happy New Year everyone!
June

LarryH
January 13th, 2011, 07:56 PM
Just dropped in. I've been busy helping sick relatives and haven't had much time to be on. Larry

LarryH
January 13th, 2011, 08:14 PM
I'll try to paste in an excerpt from Motorcycle Woman.
Butch‟s simpleton mind would save her, the sweetest of his revenge package, until last. As Butch closed in, Tess wove a couple of times blocking his way, but she soon lost the battle. He got along side of her, leaned his bike toward hers and kicked her bike as he passed. The blow sent her zooming toward the ditch. Near the edge of the pavement, she slapped her left handlebar grip hard, causing her machine‟s gyroscopic steering to save her from a high-speed wreck. She thanked her motorcycle for responding, cranked the throttle full open, but Butch continued to pull away and gain on Johnnie. Butch produced his firearm and pulled beside Johnnie. Tess watched in horror as she saw Butch point the weapon at Johnnie‟s head. Johnnie reacted, tilting his bike toward Butch. That caused Butch to grasp his handle bar grip, while still holding the gun, to avoid a sideswipe from Johnnie. Tess admired Johnnie for his gutsy move. Butch regained control and fired a shot, but missed Johnnie‟s zigzagging form. Tess caught up with them, but before she intervened, Butch shot Johnnie‟s rear tire. Tess, terrified, watched as Johnnie fought to keep his bike upright. She dropped her speed to match Johnnie‟s, but so did Butch. Johnnie leaned his bike first one way then the other to compensate for the flapping tire, but he battled in vain, his bike leaning more.
There you have it. available from Red Rose Publishing.

EAWest
January 13th, 2011, 08:14 PM
It's been busy around here since I popped out earlier! Love the blurbs and excerpts. Just as soon as I have more free time (:roflmao:), I'll have to see about picking up some new reading material. ;)

I'll be back in a moment with blurbs for my books.

EAWest
January 13th, 2011, 08:17 PM
Hey, Larry! Good to see you! I'm sorry your relatives have been sick. Hope they get well soon!

By the way, I love the excerpt from Motorcycle Woman. Thanks for sharing! :)

EAWest
January 13th, 2011, 08:21 PM
As promised, here are the blurbs for my books. Enjoy!

Riley's Mission (available from The Wild Rose Press (http://www.thewildrosepress.com/rileys-mission-p-3961.html))

Trapped in a flooded hospital, former Israeli operative Jade Rosen discovers she’s not alone. One of the other stranded patients is none other than the cold-blooded killer she'd left behind in a Syrian prison, the man who had forced her to leave everyone she loved behind and go into hiding.

Indiana National Guardsman Riley Jackson is on a mission to locate and contain a cunning terrorist whose guards aren’t responding. He finds more than he bargained for when the woman he loves appears out of nowhere, desperately ill and once again needing his protection.

Will Jade and Riley finally find their happy ending, or will they pay the ultimate price at the hands of a man determined to see Jade dead?

~~~

Dreams Do Come True (available from White Rose Publishing (http://www.whiterosepublishing.com/Dreams-Do-Come-True) and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Dreams-Do-Come-True-ebook/dp/B003MAK3NO/))

Aspiring author Cassie Teague has been rejected…again. As she considers giving up her dream of getting published, a handsome editor walks into her life and makes her wonder if God has more in store for her than just writing.

Acquisitions editor David Jameson wants more than just Cassie’s book. But will office politics destroy his hope for the future?

Anne Patrick
January 13th, 2011, 08:21 PM
Great excerpt, Larry! I can clearly picture the scene in my head. Really makes me want to know what happens next :-).

Anne Patrick
January 13th, 2011, 08:24 PM
Love the blurbs, EA!

EAWest
January 13th, 2011, 08:25 PM
Love the blurbs, EA!
Thanks, Anne! It's good to see you. :)

Laurean
January 13th, 2011, 08:29 PM
Hi, June Phyllis,

Glad to meet you, and Happy New Year to you, too. Is it still cold where you are? It is in northwest Tennessee. Brrrrrr!

June, your name sounds familiar. Are you a writer or a reader? What's your favorite genre?


Laurean's blog: http://laureanslore.blogspot.com/

Journey To Forgiveness: www.whiterosepublishing.com Click on "historical" or type "Laurean Brooks"in search.

"Can a tormented young woman overcome a haunted past? (Watch the gorgeous book trailer on Laurean's blog.)



Jonquils In The Snow
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/9341/
****
A Summer Collection (anthology)
http://www.smashwords.come/books/view/14519/
Laurean's title: Over The Coals

What secret is Rob hiding? When Jill tries to get close, he backs off or flees? She determines to unearth his secret, but at what cost?
****
A Sweet Christmas Collection (anthology)
Laurean's title: Severed Hearts

A silly misunderstanding sends Johnny Michaels from Flyntburg and the woman he loves.

Why did Johnny leave after declaring his love for her? Will Julie Blanton ever see him again?
www.smashwords.com (Then type in "Sweet Christmas Collection")
****

Laurean
January 13th, 2011, 08:32 PM
Love the excerpt, Larry. Great visuals.

Laurean
January 13th, 2011, 08:34 PM
This is wonderful, EA. Sounds like a hair-raiser.

Anne Patrick
January 13th, 2011, 08:39 PM
Hi EA, June, Laurean and Larry!:orange:

EAWest
January 13th, 2011, 08:46 PM
This is wonderful, EA. Sounds like a hair-raiser.
Thanks, Laurie!

June Phyllis Baker
January 13th, 2011, 09:13 PM
Hi Anne
I love your book cover!
June

June Phyllis Baker
January 13th, 2011, 09:14 PM
Hi Larry,

I hope things get better for you
June

Anne Patrick
January 13th, 2011, 09:17 PM
Blurb:<O:p</O:p



Ex-FBI Profiler Alex Michaels is forced into hiding by the serial killer who murdered her twin sister and left her with a career ending injury. Meeting up with an ex-pro football player who is also facing an uncertain future, Alex makes Royce McIntire an offer he can’t refuse. Settling into her new life, Alex has no idea the killer is hot on her trail along with the team of FBI agents who failed to protect her before. When they all catch up to her, not only is her peaceful life shattered, but once again her life is in jeopardy. <O:p





Excerpt:<O:p</O:p



The room was dark as he entered. Bypassing the light switch, he flipped on the TV and sat in the only chair in the room. He then picked up the remote and turned on the VCR.



“It is of my opinion we have a serial killer at work here. The victims are similar in background and appearance. The ways in which they were murdered are identical, and the victims were all recovered from the river.”




“Do you have any leads, Agent Michaels?”




“With these murders, important evidence is missing. All we have are the bodies. We don’t have a crime scene and we don’t know where the bodies were dumped into the river. This leads me to believe we have a very sophisticated killer. He’s familiar with police procedure. He knows by dumping the bodies into the river he is eliminating any evidence such as hair, fiber or semen.




“I believe he is Caucasian. Twenty-five to thirty years old. Five-eight to six feet tall, slim to medium build. He is muscular, may work out in a gym. He’s educated, undergraduate level, a thinker who takes great pride in planning things out. He is socially inactive. He hasn’t much experience with women either because of his appearance or lack of self-confidence. He has a criminal background, most likely juvenile offenses, either arson or petty larceny. I believe he may have committed his first murder during his preteens, but went unpunished. A major change or event has taken place in his life within the last six months, triggering his violent behavior: Either the loss of a job or promotion, or breakup with a girlfriend. I believe he is from the Joliet area and he quite possibly knew the first victim, Crystal Byers.”




“You said he knows police procedure. Any possibility he is in law enforcement?”




“Anything is possible. The only thing we know for sure is how dangerous he is. But he will be caught, I assure you.”




He paused the video and fixed his eyes on the still picture. Such a beautiful face. Her posture and expression were full of confidence.




She wasn’t so arrogant the night he’d attacked her though, and neither was her sister.




He turned off the video and stared at the snowy screen. Until she’d come along, he’d been in complete control. The Joliet police were such idiots. He’d had them running in circles, chasing their own shadows. Not even the great Galen Schroeder had a clue as to his identity or the depth of his capabilities. Not to worry though, no matter where she ran, he’d find her



<O:p</O:p
Ebook and print available at Champagne Books (http://champagnebooks.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&manufacturer_id=79&product_id=76)!

Anne Patrick
January 13th, 2011, 09:19 PM
Thanks, June! How is your new year going so far?

LarryH
January 13th, 2011, 09:31 PM
I popped out for awhile and actually did some writing but i'm back. Thanks, June, Anne, EA and Laurie. I appreciate the comments on my excerpt and well wishes. I have no novel that has been accepted but I'm still trying with publishers and with agents. It has been a long and seemingly fruitless battle. The cover you see here is from my first accepted online short story entitled Lab Partners. My last completed novel features the Lab Partners characters, Leroy and Jody only I've cast them into modern times. Lab Partners takes place in college in the 1950s.

DanielleThorne
January 13th, 2011, 09:34 PM
I had to take a break for dinner and son's basketball practice but wanted to answer Linda about the Blog Hop. I actually just invite readers to follow my blog and do a drawing for anyone that leaves their contact information in the comments section.

I get what you mean about doing a scavenger hunt or quiz, but for right now I am just working to build up traffic, followers, and get the word out about my books, so I make it as easy as possible. My blog post tells a little bit about the book they are vying to win and asks them to follow.

Because I do ebook giveaways, I don't have to worry about paying for postage as much although I've had quite a big post office bill this past month with so many releases and a print option for JOSETTE.

Good luck at the Blog Hop tomorrow!

LarryH
January 13th, 2011, 09:38 PM
Enjoyed your excerpt, Anne. I still remember that great novel of yours, Lethal Dreams. EA, I enjoyed your excerpt as well and remember that touching story, Dreams Do Come True. I wish that dream would come true for me.

DanielleThorne
January 13th, 2011, 09:46 PM
Enjoyed your excerpt, Anne. I still remember that great novel of yours, Lethal Dreams. EA, I enjoyed your excerpt as well and remember that touching story, Dreams Do Come True. I wish that dream would come true for me.

Larry,
You're always cheering us on telling us all not to give up. Sometimes you have to remember to take your own advice!

Anne Patrick
January 13th, 2011, 09:46 PM
Thanks, Larry! That's sweet of you to say.

Anne Patrick
January 13th, 2011, 09:48 PM
That's right, Larry! Keep thinking positive!:thewave:


Larry,
You're always cheering us on telling us all not to give up. Sometimes you have to remember to take your own advice!

Anne Patrick
January 13th, 2011, 09:54 PM
Danielle, I know you have a new release. Have you posted a blurb?

Larry, don't you have a new short story?

LarryH
January 13th, 2011, 09:55 PM
You're right Anne and Danielle. I remember a good line from Oklahoma by Gordon MacRae singing to his sweetheart. "Just keep a slice of yer advice for yerself," or something like that. I need to be reminded of that. Did you get my email to your home addy, Danielle?

EAWest
January 13th, 2011, 09:56 PM
Thanks, Larry! To echo Anne and Danielle, stay positive! smilies/fam03.gif

Anne Patrick
January 13th, 2011, 09:57 PM
Danielle, I saw where By Heart and Compass is up for best romance at P&E's reader poll. That's awesome!

LarryH
January 13th, 2011, 09:58 PM
Yes, Anne. My new release is at Smashwords entitled Small is Beautiful. Oh, oh. It doesn't show on my signature here. I"ve still not figured out how to revise that here at CTR.

EAWest
January 13th, 2011, 09:58 PM
I'm going to sign off for the night. Revisions are calling me. :sofa:

Have a great night, everyone! It's always awesome to come chat with you. :)

LarryH
January 13th, 2011, 10:06 PM
Good to hear from you again, EA. Best of luck on those revisions. I've started writing again after a long spell of inactivity. It always feels good to do that. I"m working on a short story centered around a minor character from my latest finished novel which is called "A Change of Heart." In a few minutes I'll sign too. Got another busy day tomorrow helping my daughter-in-law and granddaughter and then taking my dog to the vet.

DanielleThorne
January 13th, 2011, 10:09 PM
Danielle, I saw where By Heart and Compass is up for best romance at P&E's reader poll. That's awesome!

It is? lol I had no idea. I can't get into that site. I've been trying to get on and vote for everyone else and it's not working.

Thank you so much to whomever nominated it. I wish I knew who. I don't know much abt the contest but that's great news. I'm still going to get on and vote...Good luck, Anne!

I'm reading SABOTAGE right now. Just read the first few chapter at the boy's basketball practice. Ahhhh....you are my fav, lady!

DanielleThorne
January 13th, 2011, 10:10 PM
You're right Anne and Danielle. I remember a good line from Oklahoma by Gordon MacRae singing to his sweetheart. "Just keep a slice of yer advice for yerself," or something like that. I need to be reminded of that. Did you get my email to your home addy, Danielle?

Yes, Larry, I did. I'm doing emails right now. Thank you SO much--

DanielleThorne
January 13th, 2011, 10:15 PM
Hi all--THE PRIVATEER is my latest release (Jan/11) and I thought I'd share an excerpt. This novel is a historical with a small romantic subplot. I find I have to warn romance readers because I frequently get fussed at! The women want more romance, the men want battle stations...But I do promise a HEA...with a lot of firepower. :)

THE PRIVATEER

http://desertbreezepublishing.blogspot.com/

EXCERPT:
"Good Lord!" was Captain Adair's first private remark. "What was that wild, babbling thing?" Well satiated at the Lieutenant-Governor's expense, Captain Adair and Bertrand had excused themselves as the hour drew late. Once free of the manor's gates, they slowed their pace, letting their eyes adjust to the dim light of the waxing half moon. Dark shadows of the island's palm trees stretched across the foot path like ghostly sentinels. Fronds ruffled the night air. "Those white curls," Adair continued, "have you ever seen such fair madness?"

Bertrand waved him off. "I prefer beauty in her natural state, not trussed like a turkey without a mind to own."

"I didn't mean she wasn't a beautiful thing, Miss O'Connell. If one likes a girl with no shape and high as a heron."

"Now that I am faced with the inevitable obligation of procuring one of those things as you call them, I'm not inclined to worry about form."

"Well," said Adair, too loose in the tongue, "I'm sure Miss Spencer feels the same way."

Bertrand made an ugly face for his friend's benefit. "What we must suffer to advance ourselves." He wanted nothing to do with matrimony, but he knew if his ambitions were to be met, there was little choice.

"Surely a title has its merits. Fortunately for me," Adair added, "I only need to catch and conquer to earn my colors."

"And you have conquered well," Bertrand said wryly.

Adair lost all mirth. "A fine upstanding wife would all but secure you, mate."

Bertrand ground his teeth at the thought that everyone on the island seemed to believe Miss Spencer would make a fine upstanding wife, and nobody more than her mother. He changed the subject before he let slip that he found the O'Connell girl far more intriguing.

"Speaking of security, Dubois has returned."

His companion stiffened. "What information did he gather?"

"The Warbler was in Martinique not three weeks ago."
"Again? Bloody thieves."

Bertrand shrugged. "It's a simple way to profit. They trade slaves for sugar rather than gold, then return to England with a valuable commodity that is easier to transport."

"Sugar purchased from the French. Where are the Africans coming from directly?"

"Not from the South Sea Company, that much I know."

"Should we consider this an answer to the recent surge in kidnappings?"

"I would lay all the blame on the Spanish, but they appear to be too busy pillaging our ships in the name of Utrecht. Port Royal is on vigilant guard. Once these ships leave England the African coast is over their shoulders."

Adair brushed a hair that had escaped its pigtail in the blessed breeze, out of his eye. "I cannot believe a merchant would run such risk."

"Everyone has his thumb in the pie. I don't see a connection with the rumors. And there is more. Some of the same leaflets discovered in Jamaica have made their way east."

"Your man found evidence of an uprising?"

"From what I understand."
"Old Cudjoe?"

"I'm disinclined to believe that," said Bertrand.
"But who reads them?"

"It is ignorance, Adair, to assume the Englishman the only literate creature in the New World."

"Any more rumors of French support?"

Bertrand shook his head. "No evidence, but France would profit enormously. Consider St. Lucia. They want it."

"I don't like it though. The shipping lanes are starting to resemble the Channel."

"Search them," Bertrand growled.

"For what? The papers are official and nothing is out of order."

"Allow me."

"No," Adair said. "You monitor the guardacostas. Those Spanish mongrels are up to something. The next ship of the line I spy without colors will get a boarding party."

"You'll be wise to have orders for that."

"I'll think of something. A lieutenant transfer should arrive soon to replace Walker."

Bertrand stooped and picked up a discarded bottle, half buried in the sand. "There have been more attacks." He shook it clean and blew across the top.

"Pillaging?"

"Aye. Pirates. And this Moreaux, again. He appears to scout within a closer range of the colonies before each strike then disappears quickly."

"Where?"

Bertrand shrugged in the blue moonlight. "Belize, perhaps? New Providence? Maybe as far as Brazil."

"Too far, man. Any more theories?"

"Men from the Main recognize the name."

This drew in Adair immediately. "Any word from survivors?"
"To my knowledge, he doesn't leave any."
"Then the rumors are from?"

The pair approached a slight embankment that led to the wharf and the frigate, Indemnity. Bertrand stopped. "He seems to be regrettably selective. Flies any colors he fancies. She's rumored to be a galleon although anyone able to throw up sails and ignore a few chasers can elude them."

Adair sought the moon. It glowed luminous, unlike his expression. "You've been given more than I," he muttered. He wiped his hand over his face looking suddenly tired. "Until next week then, my old friend," and taking his cue, Bertrand slipped off into the shadows underneath the pilings.

Anne Patrick
January 13th, 2011, 10:17 PM
Really? I thought you knew. I could have sworn I saw it on a TSRA post earlier. You better get busy girl. Just having a nomination is great promo because when people google you P&E will always come up if you're on there. That's free promo all year long :-).



It is? lol I had no idea. I can't get into that site. I've been trying to get on and vote for everyone else and it's not working.

Thank you so much to whomever nominated it. I wish I knew who. I don't know much abt the contest but that's great news. I'm still going to get on and vote...Good luck, Anne!

I'm reading SABOTAGE right now. Just read the first few chapter at the boy's basketball practice. Ahhhh....you are my fav, lady!

DanielleThorne
January 13th, 2011, 10:22 PM
Really? I thought you knew. I could have sworn I saw it on a TSRA post earlier. You better get busy girl. Just having a nomination is great promo because when people google you P&E will always come up if you're on there. That's free promo all year long :-).


Nope, had no idea. I better go take a crash course. Thanks for telling me!

Anne Patrick
January 13th, 2011, 10:33 PM
Awesome excerpt, Danielle. I think you have another winner on your hands!

DanielleThorne
January 13th, 2011, 10:39 PM
Awesome excerpt, Danielle. I think you have another winner on your hands!

Thx for the kind words, Anne. :)

LarryH
January 13th, 2011, 10:40 PM
I can't wait to read The Privateer, Danielle. Hey, I want romance along with the swashbuckling. I still play your trailer occasionally for The Privateer. I envy you ladies and your ability to create those neat trailers. I"ve got to sign off and head for the arms of Morpheus for the night. Good talking to all of you. See you on the loops.

Anne Patrick
January 13th, 2011, 10:40 PM
Aw, thank you, Danielle! Out of all the stories I've written I think this is one is probablly my favorite.


It is? lol I had no idea. I can't get into that site. I've been trying to get on and vote for everyone else and it's not working.

Thank you so much to whomever nominated it. I wish I knew who. I don't know much abt the contest but that's great news. I'm still going to get on and vote...Good luck, Anne!

I'm reading SABOTAGE right now. Just read the first few chapter at the boy's basketball practice. Ahhhh....you are my fav, lady!

Anne Patrick
January 13th, 2011, 10:41 PM
Night, Larry, it was good talking to you!


I can't wait to read The Privateer, Danielle. Hey, I want romance along with the swashbuckling. I still play your trailer occasionally for The Privateer. I envy you ladies and your ability to create those neat trailers. I"ve got to sign off and head for the arms of Morpheus for the night. Good talking to all of you. See you on the loops.

Anne Patrick
January 13th, 2011, 10:42 PM
LOL, I need a crash corse in spelling!


Aw, thank you, Danielle! Out of all the stories I've written I think this is one is probablly my favorite.

Anne Patrick
January 13th, 2011, 10:44 PM
Aw, thank you, Danielle! Out of all the stories I've written I think this one is probably my favorite.
There! That's better :-).


Aw, thank you, Danielle! Out of all the stories I've written I think this is one is probablly my favorite.

DanielleThorne
January 13th, 2011, 10:46 PM
A spelling course?

lol What's in your cocoa, Anne?

Oh gosh, we all have our days and moments. Too bad it's not as easy to see our own mistakes as it is others' typos.

It drives me INSANE when I turn in a final edit and then later see something. Completely maddening.

Anne Patrick
January 13th, 2011, 10:47 PM
Okay, I need to get off here and go take Zoe for her walk. Silly dog, doesn't she know I don't do freezing weather well. It's been fun! Take care all. Oh, one last thing. I'm giving away a Kindle on my blog (http://www.suspensebyanne.blogspot.com), and all you have to do is post your fav Valentine's Day memory.

Night all.

Anne Patrick
January 13th, 2011, 10:49 PM
That's my eyes telling me to call it a night I think...I hope :-). All right, Zoe, I'm coming. Night Danielle.


A spelling course?

lol What's in your cocoa, Anne?

Oh gosh, we all have our days and moments. Too bad it's not as easy to see our own mistakes as it is others' typos.

It drives me INSANE when I turn in a final edit and then later see something. Completely maddening.

DanielleThorne
January 13th, 2011, 10:52 PM
Okay, I need to get off here and go take Zoe for her walk. Silly dog, doesn't she know I don't do freezing weather well. It's been fun! Take care all. Oh, one last thing. I'm giving away a Kindle on my blog (http://www.suspensebyanne.blogspot.com), and all you have to do is post your fav Valentine's Day memory.

Night all.

Good night, Anne. Can't wait for your awesome contest. What a great prize you have up for grabs!