Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Please vote!


Harlequin has something called the More Than Words award, which is given to a woman making a difference in her community. I'm proud to say my friend Shayla Swift made the finals for her work with the group she founded, Speak Truth To Sexual Violence Nebraska. Now she needs votes! You can vote once per day per device, so please check it out!

Http://www.harlequinmorethanwords.com/vote

Friday, June 3, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things - Musical edition


Happy Friday!  Sorry to be a little late in posting, but the day got away from me.

This week, I'm celebrating my recovery from the sinus infection from hell. I still have a few sniffles, but I feel loads better compared to this time last week.  Hooray for modern medicine!

Today, Little Roo had her first music appreciation class.  She had a blast! We sang songs, chanted, danced, and they had several kid-friendly instruments for her to play with.  She even played alongside a little boy and his sister, which is huge because she's normally a watcher rather than a player. The class meets every Friday until August, and I'm excited to go back next week :)

We don't have any big weekend plans--just errands and the usual weekend stuff.  What about you?  Tell me what's going on so I can live vicariously through you!

If you've been reading my blog, you know that Fridays are reserved for a post where I celebrate the little things that have happened during the week. This is a blog hop created by Vikki and now hosted by Lexa Cain, and it's one of my favorite blogging things to do.  I encourage you to check out her blog and the full list of participants, because who doesn't love reading about good things? 

Friday, May 27, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things - It takes a village edition


Happy Friday!  Hope you've had a better week that me--I'm sick.  I think it's a sinus infection, and it's the worst one I've had in years.  It's really knocked me out, and I'm so lucky that my Mom lives nearby, because she has been a lifesaver the past few days.  She's watched Little Roo while I napped, and she's the only reason we've made it through the week.  If I'd been on my own, the baby would have been parked in the pack-n-play in front of the TV all week.  I honestly don't know how single parents survive, and I hope I never have to find out!

Fortunately, I got my book turned in before falling ill.  And I'm happy to report that I'll be writing another Colton family book, which will be released next May!  I had a blast writing Colton Baby Homecoming, and I think this book will be just as fun! :)

Any big weekend plans?  I'm hoping to regain my sense of taste and smell soon, and I'm also hoping to feel well enough to attend a free symphony concert on Sunday with the family.  Little Roo loves music, and I hope she'll enjoy it.

Hope you have a good weekend!

If you've been reading my blog, you know that Fridays are reserved for a post where I celebrate the little things that have happened during the week. This is a blog hop created by Vikki and now hosted by Lexa Cain, and it's one of my favorite blogging things to do.  I encourage you to check out her blog and the full list of participants, because who doesn't love reading about good things? 


Friday, May 13, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things -- A little bit of everything edition


Happy Friday!  I've got lots to celebrate this week, so let's get started!
Lara Lacombe Nashville skyline
The view from the wedding venue...
I missed last week's post because we were traveling to Nashville for my brother's wedding.  It was the first time we had tried to travel with Little Roo, and I'm happy to report she was a real champ.  She slept through most of the flights and did pretty well in the hotel, too.  She was also a very good sport about the number of people who wanted to meet her/hold her/talk to her.  Overall, it was a very successful trip, and the wedding itself was lovely.

Speaking of weddings, on Monday Mister and I had our second anniversary.  We went to see Captain America to celebrate (fun movie, I would recommend it) and this weekend we are going to the symphony which should be a nice treat.

We got a new washer and dryer, and I am loving it! Our old set still worked, but it was a little too small and I got tired of doing load after load after load of laundry.  The new set is bigger, and I've already made quite a dent in my laundry backlog!

I hope to get some writing time this weekend.  My book is due next Friday, and it has a title--Dr. Do or Die.  What do you guys think?  They're working on the cover now, and I can't wait to see it!

That's it for me.  There are some cool things brewing on the writing front, but I'm not allowed to talk about it yet--you'll just have to stay tuned! ;)

How was your week?  What are your plans for the weekend?  Let me know!

If you've been reading my blog, you know that Fridays are reserved for a post where I celebrate the little things that have happened during the week. This is a blog hop created by Vikki and now hosted by Lexa Cain, and it's one of my favorite blogging things to do.  I encourage you to check out her blog and the full list of participants, because who doesn't love reading about good things? 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things - Wedding edition


Happy Friday!  It's been a nice week here, and I hope you can say the same. This week, I'm celebrating the upcoming wedding of a dear friend.  The actual wedding isn't until September, but she's in full planning mode and I'm getting to help a little.  We're meeting today for lunch and wedding dress shopping, which should be a lot of fun.  Mister and I had a simple courthouse wedding (which I wouldn't change for the world), and it will be nice to help her plan her ceremony. :)

I joined Pinterest so we could exchange ideas on dresses, flowers, and the like.  I really don't know what I'm doing, but if you'd like to connect there, I'd love to see you!


What are you up to this weekend?

If you've been reading my blog, you know that Fridays are reserved for a post where I celebrate the little things that have happened during the week. This is a blog hop created by Vikki and now hosted by Lexa Cain, and it's one of my favorite blogging things to do.  I encourage you to check out her blog and the full list of participants, because who doesn't love reading about good things? 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things - New cover edition!


Happy Friday!  I hope everyone had a good week.  Things are proceeding apace here, and I really can't complain--life is good, and I hope you can say the same. :)

This week, I'm excited to share the cover for my July release, ENTICED BY THE OPERATIVE.  If you subscribe to my newsletter (see the link on the left side of the page) you've already seen this, but if not, it'll be new to you!


The lives of a beautiful surgeon and her DEA agent protector are at stake in this thrilling tale!  
On a medical mission to South America, Dr. Olivia Sandoval hardly expects to be threatened by a drug cartel. To save lives, Olivia agrees to transport drugs for them. When DEA agent Logan Murray appears as her partner-in-crime and rescuer, Olivia's relieved…and drawn to her knight in shining armor. 
Logan jumps at the chance to guard a beautiful woman and bring down a drug ring. After all, neither he nor Olivia are looking for forever love—just justice. But one kiss changes that as they go on the run. When taken hostage in the jungle, they must not only defeat the enemy—but also escape with their lives!
Sound like your kind of book?  It's up for pre-order now!  Check out the Harlequin page, where you can find links to buy at all the major retailers on the bottom right of the page.

I hope you have a nice weekend!  Mister and I may go out to lunch on Sunday, but we are expecting a round of severe thunderstorms that day. Hopefully we won't see any hail, but Texas spring storms are known for being unpredictable.

If you've been reading my blog, you know that Fridays are reserved for a post where I celebrate the little things that have happened during the week. This is a blog hop created by Vikki and now hosted by Lexa Cain, and it's one of my favorite blogging things to do.  I encourage you to check out her blog and the full list of participants, because who doesn't love reading about good things? 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things - Factory settings edition


Happy Friday!  What did you get up to this week?  Anything fun or exciting?

This week, I'm celebrating our return to health.  I'm finally done with the cold, and while Little Roo is still a tad stuffy in the mornings, she's just about back to normal.  It was a pretty gentle introduction to illness for her, as far as these things go, so I'm glad for that.  Things could have been much worse.
This weekend, I hope to get caught up on all the A to Z posts everyone is doing.  I'm hoping to participate again next year--this year just got away from me (again!), but I do love the hop and it's always so much fun to see everyone's theme and read their posts.

What are your weekend plans?

If you've been reading my blog, you know that Fridays are reserved for a post where I celebrate the little things that have happened during the week. This is a blog hop created by Vikki and now hosted by Lexa Cain, and it's one of my favorite blogging things to do.  I encourage you to check out her blog and the full list of participants, because who doesn't love reading about good things?