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It's Another Chance to Win - Best of 2012

Voting is Open

Ahoy Fellow Fathomers and welcome to one of my last blog posts for 2012.Recovering from the frenzy of Thanksgiving morphing right into Christmas has left my head spinning. I’m sure many of you feel the same way. I saw red at one point, not out of anger, but, delirium. LOL I’m turning this blog over to YOU. I want to know what your favorite book was for 2012. I will use old fashioned style voting for this one, simply place your comment below with your favorite book, complete with the author’s name. 

Three lucky winners will receive a copy of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place books respectively, rated on this blog. For example, if Fifty Shades of Gray receives the most votes, then winner number one will receive a copy of FSOG, compliments of me. I will also pitch in one of my titles - so, really, winners receive TWO reads for your efforts. 

Everyone is welcome to join in the fun and nominate your own book if you like.Voting is open until New Year’s Day.

Guest Author Kellie Kamryn and Hot Adults Only Excerpt

Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Today in The Locker I guest the beautiful and talented Kellie Kamryn. Keep reading because she has promised a GIVEAWAY! Please comment below with what you think is good for your heart, leave your email address and Kellie will randomly choose a winner for a copy of her newest release! Please welcome Miss Kellie Kamryn, a sexy erotic romance writer who has several published books with Secret Cravings Publishing. The first Secret Cravings book I ever read was Kellie Kamryn’s Monkeys,Sex, and Other Birthday Surprises, a fun romp that made me smile. Another intriguing and fun title in one of Kellie's series is entitled Celery, Sex, and Other Tasty Treats for the Heart. Her latest, an erotic comedy romance, is entitled Chocolate, Sex and Other Tasty Treats for the Soul.  This is the third book in The Harder series available from Secret Cravings Publishing on December 25th.  Please see the following EXPLICIT excerpt- caution contains explicit content. BLURB: Marnie Har…

Want to Visit a Cabin in the Snowy Woods- Tuesday Tales

Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Happy Tuesday and time for another edition of Tuesday Tales. This week I take you  to my new young adult romance WIP, Black Diamond Hearts are the Most Difficult.  Matthew and Laurel enjoy a beautiful snowy drive and some pensive conversation.  I present the following picture prompt "snowy cabin":

"Matthew’s sudden quiet manner puzzled Laurel once again.His abrupt personality changes occurred more frequently these days. He stared straight ahead focused on the road, while she secretly studied his profile.The occasional swish of the wiper blades across the windshield against the falling snow reminded Laurel of the beauty of the early evening. From his pensive expression, she deduced the snowflakes failed to entice Matthew into his usual excitement. “Isn’t that Engeldive cabin just off the road up ahead beautiful this time of year?” Laurel attempted to draw a smile from Matthew’s stitched lips. “Oh…yes… it is. I hear the owner might start leasing …

Five Favorite Things Blog Hop

Ahoy Fellow Fathomers and welcome to the Secret Cravings Publishing Five Favorite Things blog hop! For your chance to win, comment on my blog for a "Get Warm this Winter" gift basket. Please leave your name and email address for contact information. Then follow the link to our SCP Facebook page and comment there for chances to win other prizes! Secret Cravings Publishing Reader's Page and Secret Cravings Fan Page. If that isn't enough, please visit the SCP blog for more chances!!  Secret Cravings Blog

Each participating SCP author lists their 5 favorite things and although this sounds easy, I love so many things, it is actually hard for me to narrow down to just 5!!  But, I'll give it a shot...

5.  A favorite SCP book-
Obviously, I will post my favorite book released by SCP. This is difficult in itself, because as a writer, I actually do not have much time to read. Ultimately, there are many more SCP books and authors I want to experience than what I have to dat…

Getting Back on the Ice - Tuesday Tales

Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Happy Tuesday and time for another edition of Tuesday Tales. This week I take you  to my new young adult romance WIP, Eyelashes Freeze in North Dakota-But Not Warm Hearts.  Meet Cody, the one Adelaide has intrigued.  I present the following word prompt "future":

“Hey, doc, you here for me?” One fairly large and muscled male specimen approached him, limping as he made his way toward Cody. “Most definitely, I rather hoped you would have walked that limp off before I got here. Now, I really gotta take you seriously.” Cody found if he joked with the team members a bit, it relaxed them before he began the rehabilitation routine. These players attended UND on scholarship and all of them had professional hockey in their dreams. The players both revered and feared Cody’s presence for those reasons. They counted on him to get them literally back in the game quickly. Cody’s mood shifted to all business, knowing he had this young man’s future in his hands. Althou…

Yes, Let's Combine Helping with Romance and Love!

UPDATE- thank you to all who commented on my Wounded Warriors blog hop post. The winners for the PDF of Lovedust and Trailblazers are Carolyn Gibbs, Ben Tanner, and Tamara Monteau. Today, I also donated $31 to the Wounded Warriors project for 31 comments.

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With “Minnie” unsure she can remain in Oklahoma and practice veterinary medicine, she looks to another viable alternative for meaningful employment- Heifer International. Started in 1944 to help more than 15 million hungry families all over the world support and feed themselves, this amazing organization grew by leaps and bounds for its ‘continued success - 68 years later! That’s staying power at its’ best. According to their statistics, “In 2011, a total of 1.9 million families were assisted within the four program areas in …

Keep the Demon "Silent" - Tuesday Tales

Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Happy Tuesday and time for another edition of Tuesday Tales. This week I take you back to my young adult paranormal thriller WIP, Blue Ink- The Skin Stalker.  This book is now 3/4 finished and the excitement is taking me over! For this week's word prompt, we use "silent", very appropriate for a book about a killer, don't you think?

"Colin sat silent. He had no response, except he needed to know about Hannah so he could protect Joelle.He knew no one believed his innocence and he completely understood why.“You have to protect Joelle, she is in danger, I don’t know why, I just know she is!”Colin had to make the lieutenant understand. “You don’t need to convince me, and we are making sure she is safe, so, no one, not even you, will get to her.”The lieutenant emphasized the “you”. Colin then remembered his spunky assistant and how she now lie cold. “Where did you find Hannah?”He really did not expect an answer, not being the prime suspect. The li…

Book Trailer for Lovedust and Trailblazers

Lovedust and Trailblazers - click for the trailer

Yes, there are some explicit love scenes, but, Josiah and Minnie deserve it!

Please see my trailer for more on my latest release. Now available at Secret Cravings Publishing. Soon available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Thank you for previewing this trailer.

OCD, Thanksgiving, and Love...a Tuesday Tale

Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Happy Tuesday and time for another edition of Tuesday Tales. This week I take you  to my new young adult romance WIP, Eyelashes Freeze in North Dakota-But Not Warm Hearts.  Follow Adelaide's journey as I present the following picture prompt:

"Adelaide washed her face, brushed her teeth, and braided her hair, wondering how many other people thought about their movements and actions as much as she did. She read the book, The Boy Who Couldn’t Stop Washing, when she was a teenager. The book detailed accounts of people suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, OCD, for short. The featured boy washed himself for hours each day, fearing germs. Other people relentlessly counted or checked things continuously- one woman plucked out each of her eyebrows in an obsession for symmetry of them. Over the years, she rationalized her actions were not as extreme as the examples in that book. However, having a sense of order consumed her. She acknowledged her feelings…

Rancher's Recipes Guaranteed to Please

Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Today in The Locker I share with you some rancher secret recipes to kick-off the release of my 4th book, Lovedust and Trailblazers. Rancher woman Minnie knows the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and following are two examples of how she keeps Josiah happy. Josiah’s contribution is guaranteed to see anyone through their chores of the afternoon, with his hearty meat and potatoes mix-up. Truthfully, though, folks, these recipes are kitchen tested and easy staples in my own busy home-not just works of fiction. J I hope you enjoy them! Cattle Company Cornbread Pie 2 boxes Jiffy cornbread mix 1 can creamed corn 1 can or 16 oz frozen whole kernel corn 8 oz nonfat/non-carb vanilla yogurt 8 oz nonfat sour cream 2 eggs, slightly beaten Mix all ingredients together and spoon into a 13x9 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 min until golden brown and set in middle. May take additional cooking time, watch closely.
Minnie’s Macaroni Round-Up 1 lb elbow macaroni 1 lb lea…

Do Demons Vote? A Blue Ink "Election" Tuesday Tale

Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Happy Tuesday and time for another edition of Tuesday Tales. This week I take you again to my new paranormal thriller WIP, Blue Ink-the Skin StalkerFor our journey to the unknown, I present the word prompt "election".

Colin needed physical interaction to ease his mental trauma and right now, his stress meter was off the charts.Melanie would be perfect.He watched her pert breasts through her v-neck shirt, sweat beading underneath his hairline.
Stop.Get up.Leave.You are a murder magnet and some psychopath is tailing you.It is not all about you, stupid arrogant asshole.Colin ran through all the scenarios in his head and each one ended the same way.Melanie folded into an equipment bag.Then, on an autopsy slab.He needed to move away from her, now.“Hey, thanks for the coffee and the concern.I just need to get home and sort some things out.” Colin saw the longing in her eyes and her maternal instincts to care for him blatantly shone through. “Okay, you know,…