Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Year Memory Free Book Winner is

CherryBlossomRain

Husband selected her post and she has been sent a copy of Circles Interlocked.

Congratulations.

And thanks to all who dropped in a posted.

And today I'm a guest

on One Writer's Journey - I invited Penny over to guest blog on Pages of Romance and she invited me over to her wonderful blog - http://pennylockwoodehrenkranz.blogspot.com

I'm giving away a copy of my latest contemporary romance - Circles Interlocked - if you guess my favourite number. I'll give you a clue - it's less than 50.

Hope you can spare a moment and drop over.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

That Midnight Moment


As a child I remember not understanding about New Year's Eve. It was some mysterious adult thing. Like most things seem to be when you're 5. My parents would get all dressed up. The babysitter would arrive and my parents went out. That's all there was to it.

I went to bed and woke up the next day to grumpy, sleep deprived, not- feeling-so-well (aka – hungover) parents. I went out to play in the snow. The first day of the new year seemed to be pretty much like the last day of the old year. Didn't see what all the fuss was about.

When I got old enough to not have a babysitter, I learned about staying up late, making Jiffy Pop and the ball in Times Square. Didn't know where Times Square was. It was some cold place where somebody pushed a button, a bright shiny ball fell, everyone counted down then yelled Happy New Year and kissed somebody. Yuck! Still didn't see what all the hype was about.

Then high school came along and I became the babysitter. Sat on the couch, drank a pop (soda if you're American) ate chips and waited for the ball to drop. At least now, I knew where Times Square was. The big moment would arrive, I'd salute the air with my drink and that was that. Didn't actually want to kiss the family pet – ugh – dog breath. At least I was beginning to get a feel for what the excitement was about.

University! Went to one out of town. Every year - went home for holidays. Friends went home. Boyfriend went home – 5 1/2 hrs away. New Year's Eve - on couch - with family. Ball drops. Hug Mom. Hug Dad. Watch lovers kiss in New York. Someday I'm going to get this night figured out.

Present day – married. Various New Year's Eves spent alone with husband (kiss kiss giggle giggle). Or with family and husband. Got that kiss. Or with friends and husband. Still got that kiss. At last, I get it. The joy of the moment – celebrating the future with the one you love.

As I write this, it is 8:25 pm New Year's Eve and it's going to be one of those evenings where it is "home alone with husband". You're probably smiling wondering what mischief we'll get into at midnight. I'll be blowing a kiss across the room if he's still awake.

Oh no! Is the romance gone?

Naw – he has the world's worst head cold and is sneezing and blowing his nose every five minutes – I timed it. I love him, but I sure don't want that cold!
Oh well maybe next year.

If you're looking for a little romance – Circles Interlocked is my latest and I'm offering a free copy to one lucky poster. For a chance to win – leave your name and email and I'll ask husband to pick a random entry. If he's over his cold.

Circles Interlocked – available at Amazon and Smashwords.

Scorned and angry, Julie Anderson slapped Robert Holiday ending their love affair that is until they woke up in bed together.

Also – for more chances to win the grand prize – go to each of the 65 blogs and comment and that will give you 65 spectacular chances to win! Good luck.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Circles Interlocked

My latest - Circles Interlocked is now up on a promo site

http://www.ccebooks.com/esite/

greats ite for authors to get free publicity and for readers to find books.