Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sailing with You


A story full of passion, humor, and emotion, set in the Greek Island of Mykonos.

Offered as a FREE promotion at Amazon for three days.

32 reviews 4.5 stars average.

“This book is full of lovely descriptions of Mykonos that transported me to the island and provided a wonderful backdrop for the romance. Loves Romance | 13 reviewers made a similar statement
"I read this book in one afternoon. D. Gerber | 7 reviewers made a similar statement

Torn apart, he hopes Ashley will save the villa, and he secretly hopes she will find love. Carolyn Smith | 5 reviewers made a similar statement
 When Greek billionaire Stefano decides to demolish the dilapidated villa inherited from his grandmother, the American co-owner refuses to sell his shares and sends his attorney—and pretty granddaughter—to contest the demolition. To check out the opposition before he faces at the hearing, Stefano meets her incognito and convinces her to take a sunset ride on his yacht. Sparks fly and passion sizzles during a memorable night.

In court, Ashley is in for a nasty surprise about her handsome Greek god and Stefano is about to lose the only woman who’s ever touched his heart. Will Stefano be able to convince Ashley he’s not the enemy anymore?

Thursday, July 12, 2012


My granddaughters are spending their summer vacation with us. That means pool, beach, lunch, pool, beach, dinner, games, TV, and finally sleep. By then I am more tired than they are and probably collapse before them.

Yesterday it rained all day. We drove to the mall and got two Lego games. My girls are incredibly talented at building things and I just sat there and admired. Or cooked while issuing encouragement and applauding the little marvels. By 5pm the sun decided to appear. It didn't take them five minutes to be dressed in bathing suit and ready their bag of towels. We stayed till seven at the pool.

Today is a B-day, means beach day. Of course I can't write and don't even try to edit. But I read a lot while they are busy on their own.

I read Sold on You by Sophia Knightly; Journey of the Heart by Stephanie Burkhart;A Matter of Taste by Carol Devaney; Letting Go by Roxy Boroughs; Golden Lies by Barbara Freethy; Kissing Adrien By Siri Mitchell.Soul and Shadow by Susan McLeod;

And now I am reading Kat and the US Marshal by Celia Yeary. Next on my list The Bachelor's Baby Promise, My Cheeky Angel by Mimi Barbour and A Cowboy's Kiss in Wyoming by E. Ayers.

"A writer never has a vacation. For a writer life consists of either writing or thinking about writing." - Eugene Ionesco I would add: "Or reading".

And here is my tentative book cover for NEIGHBORS or MORE... the first novel of High Rises series. I am still using watermarked pictures as I'm still playing with the cover.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012



Celebrate & Remember

USS New YorkUSS New York
It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center.

It is the fifth in a new class of warship - designed for missions th at include special operations against terrorists. It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by helicopters and assault craft.

Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite , LA to cast the ship's bow section. When it was poured into the molds on Sept 9, 2003, 'those big rough steelworkers treated it with total reverence,' recalled Navy Capt. Kevin Wensing, who was there. 'It was a spiritual moment for everybody there.'

Junior Chavers, foundry operations manager, said that when the trade center steel first arrived, he touched it with his hand and the 'hair on my neck stood up.' 'It had a big meaning to it for all of us,' he said. 'They knocked us down. They can't keep us down. We're going to be back.' The ship's motto? 'Never Forget'Please keep this going so everyone can see what we are m ade of in this country!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Summer Already

Sunrise in Florida
Are you wondering with me how half of the year is already gone?

Was it a good half or ...?

Let see. The New Year started on the wrong foot with a friend in a bad accident, another in two surgeries, and my own stomach burning like hell with acute gastritis and ulcer. But even bad things come to an end. After three months in a hospital, several surgeries, and therapy, my friend is walking again. The other one is finally healthy, and my stomach problem is under control providing I don’t forget to take my pills.

On the publishing front, these past six months have been the best selling months I have ever had. My four self-published ebooks, NO MORE LIES; RIGHT NAME, WRONG MAN; BABIES IN THE BARGAIN; and SAILING with YOU have maintained a bestselling status at

Fort Lauderdale High Rises
I just typed The End on NEIGHBORS AND MORE... The first in a new series called HIGH RISES. This romantic suspense is set in a high rise building located on the beach in Fort Lauderdale. High Rises are like huge families where members face love, hate, meddling, and gossiping. When you deal with three hundred plus condos there ought to be friction between some neighbors, friendship with others, and more with a select few.

Bulrb: When her neighbor, and suitor, is found dead in the Jacuzzi, Alexa is a suspect. Can she count on her dear neighbors for help?
The lawyer she loves, a mafioso's grandson; her ex-husband who is trying to keep her to himself; her former friend, the victim's ex-wife who blames Alexa for her husband's infidelity; the ex-husband new girlfriend; the widow's secret lover...

All dear neighbors who may help save Alexa...or incriminate her.