Showing posts from June, 2017

Fitness Friday: That time I planked at the beach

Early this summer I decided that I needed more accountability. I'll explain. I started on this healthy me path about three years ago... maybe four. After I'd done so well... I stopped. I don't know why. Maybe it was the long hours in front of the computer. Maybe it was a general lack of motivation that came out of nowhere one day, and I stopped.

The result was that I ended up putting 15lbs back on. It depressed me no end. Of course instead of getting back on it, I would do some PiYo today... then wait a few days, then weeks, the I would restart. This went on for months.

Until Shaun T week.

One of my friends posted about it and I decided that since I love to hate to love Shaun T, I would take the plunge with the week. A Week of PiYo followed and then I started the 3 week Yoga Retreat, though I've been doing more PiYo than Yoga. We've been out of the house with the Frenchman and the kids visiting the nice parks around us

.With my husband as main cheerleader and wanna…

Teaser Tuesday: Closer to the Edge

Henry and Gracie is finally with the editor. So I've turned my attention to Closer to the Edge. :) New Adult, Thriller/Romance/Rockstar  Here's a teaser, I'm still editing, so bear with me. 

Closer to the Edge Book Cover Reveal!

I'm in a sharing/cheery mood since finishing Henry and Gracie. The book's finally with the editor. *throws confetti around*  So here's Closer to the Edge's Cover  Cover by Suzanna Lynn at Funky book Designs EPD: Winter 2017 or beginning of 2018

While visiting Normandy with her brother, Wyatt Estevez’s life changes forever in the aftermath of a terrorist attack. To make matters worse, her love life is a mess. As she tries to pick up the pieces, she ends up right where she started - at the mercy of her brother’s best friend, Dakota McKenna. 

Dakota confesses he’s also being followed by mysterious SUVs and men dressed in black; insisting he and Wyatt should work together to get to the bottom of it. Wyatt is forced to make a big decision. Should she trust him in spite of all the times he broke her heart and lied? Or should she try to solve the mystery on her own and risk losing the most important relationship of her life?

Henry and Gracie Update

It's Saturday!!

I hope you're all enjoying a peaceful and awesome weekend.

On my end, I've been re-reading Henry and Gracie before it goes off to the editor. Today, I added all those little extras, you know, the copyright, the dedication, acknowledgements... All those things that make a book look like a book.

I can't believe that pretty soon, this story will cease to be fully mine, and will be shared, hopefully, with many readers. Until then... here's a sneaky peek.

Thank you, Patty Jenkins! Thank you!

I don’t think I’ve ever written a movie review for this blog. However, there’s always a first time.

We just came out of the movie theater where we watched Wonder Woman. It was an intergenerational outing, meaning three generations of my family were present. My mother, that Amazon woman who taught me to be me, and remember who I am, and indulged my obsession with Wonder Woman.  My sons, a teenager ready to start college in the fall, and a six year old, who like his brother, is superhero mad.
I guess I should disclose that my one regret after watching this movie is that well I don’t have a daughter to share this movie with, but I have cousins and friends. So I’m going to compose many an ode to Patty Jenkins and make sure those girls in the family and friends' families see this movie. Patty Jenkins is an Amazon woman who had a vision and had to fight tooth and claw for it. That vision resulted in the most glorious of Super Hero movies. And for once in my life since I started following J…

Cover Reveal: Pinch of Salt by Bethany Lopez

Today we are celebrating the cover reveal of PINCH OF SALT by Bethany Lopez. Pinch of Salt is the first book in an all-new contemporary romance series, Three Sister's Catering. Check out the excerpt, teasers, and giveaway below for a pair of Kate Spade earrings. Pre-order your copy now!Pinch of Salt by Bethany Lopez(Three Sisters Catering, #1)Contemporary Romance - Coming August 21 Cover by Makeready Designs Add the book to GoodreadsSynopsis:For the past year, talented chef Millie has been consumed with running her new catering business with her sisters, Dru and Tasha. It isn't until Jackson walks through their door that she realizes something may be missing in the recipe of her life.For the past year, Jackson has been dealing with the fallout of his wife's abandonment. He's had to learn how to be a single father to their eight-year-old daughter, and will do anything to fill the void her mother left. It isn't until he commissions Millie for his daughter's birth…