Productive morning so far. 4k knocked out. Blog questions and a few interviews completed. I have one more piece to write for a site then it’s back to the notebook for me. House is cleaned and dogs are sleeping on the bed. No clue where the cat is… Hope everyone is having a stellar Tuesday.
Up early this morning. House has been cleaned, last load of laundry is in, and my book has the lovely words “The End” typed on it and I’m moving on to another one. *see ladies, I am working, promise* I want to say thank you to all the readers and authors who allowed me to hang with them at Yvette‘s weekend. I had a blast and am honored to have been included in the festivities. The other authors were so welcoming and friendly and the readers were just fantastic to have the opportunity to hang with. It was a long weekend for sure zipping in and out after racing but it was well worth it. So again, thank you!!
Another long day in the making but that’s okay. Tonight I get to hang out with Yvette Hines and the other wonderful ladies who are here for the Weekend with Yvette Hines. So, that will be the cap to my day. Looking forward to see y’all tonight. Now, off to finish word count on one story and hit another.
Long day but home now. Having dinner delivered since neither of us want to cook. Am off to work on another story while I wait for it to arrive. Hope all y’all had a great day!
This is the first in a new series I have with a new publisher. I’m excited about this small town, Branchwater, Texas. I hope you enjoy the Denim & Spurs series as much as I enjoy writing them. This story is, With This Ring.
A man whose wedding day was destroyed by betrayal meets a woman from his past who begins to renew his belief in true love and with her in his life, he may be willing to try that step once again.
Rancher Dustin Kane is working on turning his cattle ranch, the Diamond J, into a strictly cutting one. After calling off his wedding on the day of, he meets a woman who is looking for a bracelet. She’s different and he can’t recall her but she claims they’ve met before. By the time she leaves him, he’s more intrigued and wants to see her again.
Samantha ‘Finn’ Finley had returned to Branchwater, Texas for the sole purpose of helping out her injured father. Running into the man she’s loved since high school was never part of the plan. She soon discovers that what may be her plans may just be working in their own way.
The days pass with her seeing quite a bit of him as she works on his ranch, doing his farrier work. Even after she’s done there, he keeps coming around and they grow closer. When it comes time for her to leave, will Dustin be able to let her return to her life on the East Coast or will he do all he can to get her to come back to where she belongs, home…with him?
Busy day today…I know not anything new really. Been up, cleaned, walked the pups, took care of some paperwork and am now sitting down to get some writing done. The czarina, Nina, decided she wanted the bed last night. Normally she sleeps beside it on my side. But we went to bed and the other two were already up there until she jumped up and gave them a look. Lily and Opal headed off without any argument to sleep on the floor. Nina sprawled out beneath the ceiling fan and st…ayed there all night. I had to roll her off the bed this morning because she didn’t want to get up. I laughed so hard, they try to be the bosses around the house but there are times when Nina just smacks them down and says “Nope, I’m the czarina, you are just babies.” Love my girl. She’s in my office with me curled up on the dog bed, lying with a stuffed animal that had been my Clarke’s, not chewing on it, just snuggling with it. Some days they just know and I know my Clarke is watching over me because I need it. Nina never met him, I got her a few months after I lost him, but she has a great deal of his traits. Have a great Tuesday.
— listening to Transformers 4: Age of Extinction.
Spent both days this weekend working the dog show. Long days (there was a match after the show on Sat) so no time to get to the air show. DH had dinner ready for me both days which rocked. Today I’m back to locking myself in the office. I get to leave to head to the farmer’s market and see Kellie Gibbons, so that’s my bright spot for the day. I hope all y’all have a terrific Monday.
My latest release is now out and available at all retailers. Thanks so much to those who pre-ordered it and have already picked it up for that support launched me into three of the bestseller lists at Amazon. Y’all ROCK!
A man whose wedding day was destroyed by betrayal meets a woman from his past who begins to renew his belief in true love and
with her in his life, he may be willing to try that step once again.
After calling off his wedding on the day of, rancher Dustin Kane meets a woman who ’s in the wrong place at the wrong time. He’s in no mood for company, but she’s different and makes him feel things he shouldn’t. By the time she leaves him, he’s more intrigued and wants to see her again.
Samantha ‘Finn’ Finley had returned to Branchwater, Texas for the sole purpose of helping her injured father. Running into the
man she’s loved since high school was never part of the plan. Drawn together time and time again, neither can ignore the sparks between them. When it comes time for her to leave, will Dustin be able to let her return to her new life or will he do all he can to get her to come back to where she belongs, home…with him?
Today’s visit is with the hero and heroine from Something Tangible.
A man living in a cold loveless world driven by the requirement to always succeed, finds all it takes to slow him down and reevaluate everything he’s ever known is…Something Tangible.
Brett Kingston is an acquirer, of signatures, giving ownership of properties to Midas Development, his father’s company. Never has anyone distracted him from the heartless business of sealing the deal, until during a final test he meets LJ, a woman who refuses to sell to him, no matter the offer. Agreeing to an insane pact for a mere shot at securing his contract, Brett discovers there is more to life than what he’s known. Lydia “LJ” Johnson learns not only is there more than meets the eye when it comes to the rich wheeler and dealer, but anything can happen.
She got to her feet and put her mug in the sink. He was eating the jam covered toasted muffin she’d given him. “Finished?”
He nodded, licking the remnants of the blackberry jam from his thumb. She took his plate and cup.
“We have about an hour before the weather turns really bad. So let’s go.”
“Yes. I have to check on Morarity. We have to hurry to beat the weather.”
“Why am I going?”
“Because I don’t know you and I’m not leaving you in my house.” Tossing some clothes at him, she almost laughed at his comical expression.
“What am I to do with these?”
“You have something else better to wear outside than your fancy suits? It’s not a trip through a city we’re taking. Don’t worry, they’re clean.”
He left wordlessly and returned a few minutes later. Her breath left her in a rush. Oh dear Lord. He’d looked good in a suit but it was nothing to how the jeans and long sleeved T-shirt made him appear. Some men couldn’t pull off both. He could.
Personally, she wanted a man in jeans. One who wasn’t afraid of getting dirty. The suit fit him wonderfully, but the shirt and jeans were a bit snug. Andâ€¦wowza, what they amplified was more than enough to remind parts of her just how long they’d been neglected.
Glacier raced to the door, tail wagging. She led the way leaving her unwanted, too damn handsome guest, to follow. Trekking over the well-worn path, she cast occasional looks to the one trailing. He didn’t speak and she had no problem with that.
Twenty minutes later, she paused at the top of a hill staring down the rocky path to the lighthouse. Waves crashed onto the shore and the outlying rocks. The ocean’s scent made her smile.
“Be careful going down.” Then she scampered nimbly down with Glacier at her side.
He appeared beside her. She peeked at him, mesmerized by a bead of sweat which trailed down his temple. Oh, this isn’t good. I can’t be attracted to him. Why did her body pick now to reawaken?
“Don’t react to anything he says or does. He’s not a fan of people, especially strangers.” She offered the warning as the man in discussion left the lighthouse and headed towards them.
“Morarity,” she said, hugging him. “I came to check on you. Are you okay?”
He blinked at her, his brown eyes sharp and assessing as he stared at the man behind her. “You brought a spy.” He lifted his arm and aimed the pistol in his hand at Brett.
Christ, it was his Smith and Wesson M&P .357. She immediately shifted and stepped between them. “Lower it.”
“You know how I hate intruders. He looks like a wastrel. Reeks of money despite your attempt to dress him better.”
“I can’t let you shoot him, Morarity. Put it down.”
“Damn it, LJ.” But despite his grumbling, he did as she’d ordered.