Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Thank you everyone for visiting the Sultry Summer Nights: Ignite Your Passions Blog Tour. I enjoyed reading your comments.  Here are the winners. I'll contact you by email within 48 hours.

First Prize. Katsrus

Second Prize. Shadow

Third Prize. Leanne

I have a surprise for the winners. I'll tell you what it is when I contact you.

Hope you visit again soon.

Sunday, August 21, 2011



I'm excited to be part of this fun blog tour. I love the theme. Sultry Summer Nights creates an image in my mind of romantic, candlelit dinners, walking hand and hand on the beach, and wild passion filled nights.

TOUR RULES to get out of the way before we have some fun:

 1) Invite all of your friends and spread the word! Extra entries will be given to those who spread the word and leave verifiable links below in the comment section or via email to where they shared the blog hop.
2) This tour starts on Monday, August 22, at Midnight (Arizona Time) This tour ends on Monday, August 29, at Midnight (Arizona Time) Winners will be drawn and posted August 30th! ♥♥ ♥
 3) Meet and mingle with all of the authors. Experience a new hunt at every stop. Participate in every blog contest and be entered for chances to win multiple prizes. Every blog visited is another opportunity to win!!
 4) You MUST be 18 years of age or older to enter MY contest, but not all of the contests on this tour. If you’re under 18, leave now, as the content on this blog is adult oriented!
 5) By entering this contest, you agree to the rules and are stating that you agree to abide by all the terms and conditions.
 6) Have fun and good luck!!

 ♥♥♥Authors have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this blog hop tour is subject to these rules

There's nothing like the feel of the sand on your body when the sun beats down on your skin. The tantalizing touch of the cool ocean breezes can fuel your desire.

Madeline Young the heroine from my novel, Echoes at Dawn, spends a glorious day at the beach with her love Nat Griffin. It becomes one of her fondest memories. Nat swept her off of the sand and held her close. Her heart raced as he nuzzled her neck and whispered sweet words of love.

The strangely intertwined lives of a widowed woman, and a charismatic bachelor come together in order to show that in life, there are no coincidences…only destiny.

Waterfront restaurant chef Madeline Young adores her job. If only her love and family's lives were as successful as her career. With a teenage son, who spends time in the emergency room for alcohol poisoning and a dementia-plagued mother, Madeline doesn't know how much more she could handle. Then her mother enlists the help of her deceased twin sister, Mary, to guide Madeline to find happiness. An early dawn visit from the spirit directs Madeline to volunteer at the local hospitals center for addiction recovery, where she comes alive for the first time in many years under the attention of Nat Griffin.

Nathaniel Griffin, a part-time counselor and contractor, fascinates his clients with his lectures. In keeping with his philosophy of professionalism, Nat prefers to keep his personal life private. When attraction tests his beliefs, Nat must confront his marred past. Is he willing to face his demons or take the easier path and remain isolated?

Can unworldly ghosts save this couple from their own self-destructive behavior? Will they be able to accept change and move forward, or allow secrets to stand in the way?

While I sat in front of the television on Saturday night, I realized how much romantic movies set the mood for the end of a summer day. Sometimes in a long term relationship, we get caught up in our busy routine. After an afternoon barbecue it's time to relax. We don't always let our naughty side reveal itself.  Love can make your summer days seem like magic and your summer nights sizzle.

The hot leading men in my favorite movies are absolutely yummy. All the ladies who yearn for their attention have one thing in common. They're seeking love from men who are mysterious, challenging, and hard to get. What is it about the rebel that makes a girl crazy?

Here's a few of the movies I'm talking about.  What do you think? Are the hero's worth the struggle? Do you have a movie that sparks your desires?

The Way We Were:

Legends of the Fall:

Dear John:  

Out of Africa:

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1) Prize: A print copy of my novel, Echoes at Dawn.
2) Prize: A six pack of votive candles to create your own Sultry Summer Night.
3) Prize: Echoes at Dawn autographed postcards, and calendars.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011