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Categories: Blogging, Romance

Happy March!

I’ve got a post up with my Magical Musings gang today talking about the benefits of talking to yourself. Grin This idea is a new thing for me. Do you do it? Stop by and let me know here.

This month is also The Romance Review’s 4th Annieversary Party. There are over 350 authors and publishers participating and more than 350 prizes up for grabs. Grand prize is a $100 gift certificate. My giveaway day, with a fun His Million Dollar Risk Q&A is Wednesday, March 11th. I hope you’ll stop by that day, but you probably want to stop by every day for a chance to win! Click HERE to join the party.



Tuesday Teaser


Categories: Uncategorized

Thought I’d share a little something from His Million Dollar Risk today…

Couple in bed



He slowed the kiss so it became more about learning and savoring instead of fast and furious. She moved her hand up his chest, snaked it around his neck, and ran her fingers through his hair. She let out a moan and Jesus, combined with her supple lips, he answered with some deep, guttural sound he’d never made before.



Have a great day!!


Release Day for His Million Dollar Risk!


Categories: Books

Happy Book Birthday to His Million Dollar Risk! I’m so thrilled that the next book in my Take A Risk series is out today!


He’s ready to play dirty…

Determined to make his latest preservation project on Route 66 a success, Connor Gibson will take any good press he can get. Even if it means spending a week with a reporter. And even if it’s one from a publication he has good reason to hate. Connor certainly isn’t expecting a spontaneous and undeniably attractive blonde who makes him seriously hot for the press…

Charlize Beckett is in deeeep trouble. This is her one chance to prove to her publisher dad that she’s a serious journalist, even if she has to pretend she’s someone else. Worse though, is trying to maintain any objectivity with the way too charming Connor. She can’t help but get into all kinds of sexy trouble with him. But by going off the record, Charlie is putting both her reputation and her heart on the line…


It’s available FOR ONLY .99 CENTS! Cheapest road trip ever! And if I do say so myself, the most fun, too.

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Today is also the official re-release day for Yours At Midnight. I so love my new Red Hot Bliss cover! It’s a doubly happy Monday!!


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Huge thanks to the bloggers helping me spread the word about the books this week. I so appreciate it! The book blast schedule is below if you want to stop by and say hello. (I hope you will.) AND don’t forget to enter the giveaway! Things kick off tomorrow.

Smut Fanatics Book Blog
Book Liaison
A British Bookworm’s Blog
Ex Libris
Talking Books Blog (this is an extra stop where I’ve got a short interview)

Joyfully Reviewed
What I’m Reading
So Many Reads
Eclectic Passions

The Reading Cafe
The Book Review
Romance Reviews Today Blog
The Reading Frenzy
Cover to Cover Book Blog

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Love Notes


Categories: Uncategorized

I’m so honored and happy to be part of True Story Book Blog’s Love Notes event! You guys, there are over 140 authors participating (including sooo many of my favorites!) with notes from their heroes to their heroines in honor of Valentine’s Day. You can see the full schedule HERE.

My contribution is a note from Zane to Sophie and it will be posted on Sunday, February 8th. I hope you’ll stop by there to read it!

In the meantime, I’d love to know: chocolate or flowers? Which gift would you rather receive from your special someone?




New Cover & Red Hot!


Categories: Bliss, Yours At Midnight

I’m super happy to share that my novella, Yours At Midnight, has a new cover and a new imprint! It’s officially rereleasing on February 9th as a Red Hot Bliss, but I so love the new look that I couldn’t wait to share it. Guess what else? It’s now only .99 cents!


One night. One love. One secret that could rip them apart…

Lyric Whetsone only had eyes for Quinn Sobel’s brother Oliver, until a car crash took Oliver’s life on New Year’s Eve. Then, a moment of shared grief between Quinn and Lyric became something more impassioned, something that frightened Quinn so much he ran from Lyric’s bed and her life, disappearing for four long years.

Now Quinn’s back for another New Year’s Eve, struggling for closure, desperate to leave his grief in the past and make amends with the girl of his dreams.

But Lyric has a secret—one that could drive Quinn from her life forever. Will Quinn run away from the love and acceptance he’s always wanted…or will he claim his New Year’s kiss and make her his at midnight?


A little tease to warm you up


Categories: Bliss, Books

Happy New Year!

We’ve had some pretty chilly days in my neck of the woods, and I’m thinking it might be cold where you are too, so how about a little teaser from KEEPING MR. RIGHT NOW. The book takes place in a small beach town during the summer so what better way to warm up than with a little Zane time? (And if it’s warm where you are, well, how about getting a little hotter?) Wink

“You think everything revolves around Zane Hollander, don’t you?”

“No. But I think your blush does.”

Her shoulders tensed and she pressed her lips together. The thin line of her mouth didn’t prevent him from hearing her irritated sigh. She was annoyed—at him, at herself?—and hell if she didn’t look cute in the process.

“Your notice makes me jumpy.”


“And I don’t like it.”

“Here’s the thing.” He bent to whisper in her ear. “I do.”

She shivered, and he felt it as if she were a part of him. He should stop teasing her, he knew he should, but something about Sophie Birch jerked at his control.

“I like the pink flush that rises in your cheeks and moves down your neck, your throat.” He slid a finger across her collarbone. “Makes me wonder how far down that blush goes.”

I hope you’ll check out the whole story!

Entangled Publishing website


Sex, Secrets & The Boy Next Door


Categories: Books, Yours At Midnight

Looking for a holiday read this week? My novella, YOURS AT MIDNIGHT, takes place from Christmas to New Year’s, but there’s, uh, lots more going on than just holiday cheer. Like what, Robin? I’m glad you asked!

Sex… From the very beginning of the book the reader learns that Lyric and Quinn have had a one-night stand. The kind of one-night stand neither can forget. When they see each other again after four years, of course the first thing that runs through their mind is that night. I think thoughts are often just as potent as actions, and I loved writing the sexual tension between these two.

Secrets… Lyric’s got one. And it’s a doozy. I knew some people wouldn’t like her because she’s kept this secret, but I wanted to convey that life is often messy and confusing and we sometimes do things we’re not proud of. Lyric’s decision was really difficult for her, but at the time she felt so hurt that she didn’t think things through like she should have. Then she lived with the secret. And lived with it. Until telling the truth scared the crap out of her. Was she selfish? Yes. But I think that makes her human. Sometimes we do only think of ourselves. As the story progresses, I tried to show her struggling with the choice she made, and by the end I hoped her actions would redeem her and readers who didn’t instantly fall in love with her at the start, would love her now.

The Boy Next Door… ~sigh~ Saying those four words in the context of a romance novel conjures a sexy, trouble-making, too tempting to ignore guy in my mind. Add in a heart that needs healing and I’m so hooked. Quinn is complex. He’s hurting. And letting go of that pain isn’t easy for him. I really enjoyed writing him and digging into what made him who he was and who he wanted to be. I loved that he had so much history with Lyric, and that it took him a while to reconcile that. I loved showing a more playful and possessive side to him the more time he spent with Lyric. And I really loved when he opened up to her and she didn’t know what to do with him after that.



I truly had the best time writing this novella and during the holidays I think about it more than usual. It’s a story very dear to my heart for several reasons and I hope you’ll check it out!


Happy Holidays & A Few Favorite Pics


Categories: Life Lately, Ramblings

Happy Holidays! Happy New Year! Happy! Happy!

With 2014 drawing to a close I thought I’d share a few of my favorite pictures from the year. A quick little retrospective of what brought a smile to my face.


This little guy is a constant source of happy. Even when he’s being naughty and chewing on things he’s not supposed to. Love you, Harry!


You guys know how much I love cupcakes. So getting these from my awesome publisher, Entangled, was really special and I’m so glad I took a picture to remember them by!


This is one of my favorite pictures from RWA. That’s the amazing Samanthe Beck, the amazing Liz Pelletier, and me at the RITA Awards Ceremony. Are we cool or what? LOL


I don’t post many pictures of my family, but my guys are the most important people in my life and this picture is from Father’s Day. We’re at Angel Stadium and had the best time. The only thing missing was my older son, who was out of town for a fraternity function.


The ocean, the sand, they are my favorite things and on the day I took this picture I was so thrilled to have the first book in my Kisses in the Sand series out. I was also on a weekend getaway with my hubby and that made this morning walk on the beach really wonderful.


That’s me and my mom after our skydive. She landed back safely on the ground after me and this is one of the few pics her instructor got of us together. I love how she looks so calm as she’s talking about her experience. It was one of the best days ever – definitely a highlight from 2014!

I hope you have fond memories of the year, and I’d love to hear about something special you’ll always remember. Happy holidays and…





Categories: Life Lately

I skydived! And it was awesome and amazing and crazy fun and I can’t wait to do it again!! Seriously, I want to jump again right now.

I was hoping to post the video here, but I can’t figure out how to share it. So, you’ll just have to come over to my house and watch it. It’s pretty funny. I swear, I had my mouth open the entire time. I was either  wooting it up or talking or laughing or something. But my damn lips never shut! Next time I jump I’m going to look a lot cooler.

I do have pictures, though! So here’s a little photo montage of me in action.

Here’s my view right before I jumped…

view before jump

And here I am right after I jumped. Although it was more like Leon (that’s my instructor) gently nudged me out of the plane. It was really easy and not at all scary. Check out the airplane right behind me!

right after jump

The free fall was amazing! Look, Mom, no parachute!




The free fall lasted about 30 seconds and then Leon pulled on the chute. We coasted down for about 5 minutes after that. I wanted to stay up in the sky ALL DAY!


Here I am getting to steer! See my hand on that yellow cord? That guides the chute. I tugged with my right hand and then my left  so we could do turns. It was like being on a roller coaster in the sky. Totally rocked! (And shh… it made me a teensy bit nauseous.) Also notice, my mouth is open. *shakes head* Oh, Leon also said I could slide off my goggles if I wanted to, so I did. The scenery was beautiful.


Our landing was seamless and I was so sorry for the jump to come to an end. That’s me looking to the sky and wishing I was still up there!


I’ve so got the bug now you guys! You can be sure I’ll jump again in 2015. I really loved it and wasn’t nervous or worried for even a second. This was a really special way to spend my mom’s birthday – yep, she jumped too and rocked it – and now I’m anxious to figure out my next adventure. Smile Who’s with me?


Gilded Passions


Categories: Books, Romance

I’m so excited to share a new release with you! This one is from a special person to me – Alice Langdon. Alice and I are chapter mates in our local RWA chapter and we hit it off the second we met. She’s warm, friendly, outgoing, and talented in so many areas. (She acts and sings like nobody’s business, you guys.) And lucky for me when it came time in our chapter to match mentors with mentees, we were delighted to get hooked up together. Wink

She recently self published her first novel and I’m thrilled to have the details here! TRUSTING DESIRE is the first book in her Gilded Passions series. Huge congrats again, Alice!

aliciaKINDLEWhat if the only thing that could save you — was the thing you feared most?

Naive, destitute and alone, Ellie Baker’s world crumbles when she’s kidnapped and forced into a brothel to repay her father’s mistakes. Betrayed to the core, Ellie vows to never trust another man—even Gabriel Peterson, her favorite childhood friend. 

Gabriel can’t get past his mother’s brutal murder. Drinking, gambling and whoring help him forget, yet his guilt-ridden habits have made him a social outcast. When the girl from his youth confronts him, he is shocked out of despair and vows to help Ellie escape… But can he break free of his own demons?

Neither expects the reunion to last—until their lives overlap in unimaginable ways. When Ellie helps Gabriel in his quest for vengeance, she can’t deny their forbidden attraction. Being together feels dangerous, yet how can Ellie resist, when his slightest touch makes her body ache for more?

With reputations in the balance, these two must learn to trust in themselves—or risk losing the only love they’ve ever known.


Stalk Alice on Facebook! Tweet with her too! She’s rarely on Twitter, but maybe if we all bug her on there, she’ll tweet more! Grin

Alice is also an amazing artist. She drew this picture of Luke and Sela from KISSING THE MAID OF HONOR for me. I just wanna cry every time I look at it. It’s so awesome.



Happy Thursday!

P.S. Tomorrow’s the day I skydive for the first time! Woot! I’m super excited and hope the rain here in not-so-sunny California clears out in time. I’m ready. Like now! LOL What’s one thing on your bucket list?


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