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Birthday Bash with Splash: Day Five

Thank you to divine author Nicki Elson for coining the title above!

Well, the party's almost over. *cries* My gratitude extends to all the lovely bloggers who hosted and to all of the awesome guests for the Streamline Book Birthday Bash. I hope you win a copy of Streamline!

Here are today's hosts, and you can enter the giveaway at any of their blogs:


Friday 3/29
Actin' Up With Books blog
Author Trisha Wolfe's YA Bound blog
My Bookish Fairy Tale blog
Author Nicki Elson's Not-So-Deep-Thoughts blog

A special shout-out to Ava from Book Nerds Anonymous for casting these actors in the lead roles for Streamline. I love both of her choices! andLeo  Audrey

Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Blog Hop

Thanks to Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writerand Alethea from Read Now SleepLater for hosting this Easter Giveaway Hop!


A friend invited me to his house for Easter dinner, and I'm having a blast finding fun Easter desserts on Pinterest. I tested the recipe for Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests:

Check out my Pinterest Easter board HERE
I'm giving away one Jennifer Lane ebook of your choice:

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Bunny hop over to these participating blogs!

Streamline Birthday Day Four

Streamline's book birthday party has been rocking due to awesome hosts and book-themed treats like Olive Garden breadsticks (carbo-loading for swimmers), grape juice (this is Young Adult/New Adult after all), and oxycontin (but who said teenagers follow the law?)

Would you like to see the actors I envision as the main characters? Check out my Streamline Pinterest board HERE.

Make sure to stop by these blogs to keep the party going today!

Thursday 3/28 Author Carol Oates' blog Book Nerds Anonymous blog Author Hannah Downing's blog Author Kyra Lennon's Write Here, Write Now blog

The giveaway has three days left--get on it if you haven't entered yet. ;-)
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Book Birthday Bash Day Three

Streamline turns one-year-old this week! We're celebrating with a giveaway of one signed print copy and three ebooks. You can enter at any participating blog.


Here are today's party hosts!
Wednesday 3/27 Books, DIY's, and Randomness blog Life of a Total Book Nerd blog Christina's Book Review blog Author Elisa Dane blog

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Nicki Elson's Divine Temptation

It's a special day for my pub sister and friend Nicki Elson--the release of her novel Divine Temptation!


Isn't that cover divine? I loved Nicki's first novel, Three Daves, a sexy 80's college romp (see my review).  Check out the blurb for Divine Temptation:

Streamline Book Birthday Bash Day One

Happy Birthday to my book baby.

Streamline turns one-year-old this week! We're celebrating with a giveaway of one signed print copy and three ebooks. You can enter at this or any participating blog.
Here are the lovely book bloggers and authors posting reviews, interviews, and giveaways:

Monday 3/25 Nawanda Filesblog Author Darcia Helle's A Word Please blog Reading, Writing, and Everything in Between blog Author Jen DeLucy's blog

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Gearing Up for the Streamline Book Birthday Bash

Streamline turns one-year-old next week! We're celebrating with a giveaway of one signed print copy and three ebooks. You can enter at any participating blog, starting Monday March 25th:

Monday 3/25 Nawanda Filesblog Author Darcia Helle's A Word Please blog Reading, Writing, and Everything in Between blog Author Jen DeLucy's blog
Tuesday 3/26 Paulette's Papers blog Author Cherie Colyer's blog Mich's Book Reviews blog Author Kelsey Ketch's Book Nook blog
Wednesday 3/27 Books, DIY's, and Randomness blog Life of a Total Book Nerd blog Christina's Book Review blog Author Elisa Dane blog
Thursday 3/28 Author Carol Oates' blog Book Nerds Anonymous blog Author Hannah Downing's blog Author Kyra Lennon's Write Here, Write Now blog
Friday 3/29 Actin' Up With Books blog Author Trisha Wolfe's YA Bound blog My Bookish Fairy Tale blog Author Nicki Elson's Not-So-Deep-Thoughts blog
Woo hoo! I'm stoked to have so many lovely party hosts, and now we need YOU to b…

Happy Times

Happy March to you! It's still cold in Ohio, but I'm hoping the spring thaw happens soon. I planted some bulbs in the front of my condo last fall and I'm curious if they'll appear. (My thumb isn't exactly green.)

Now to share a few happy events in my writing career:

1) I'm under contract for my fourth novel with Omnific Publishing! On Best Behavior (The Conduct Series #3) will be the third and final novel in my romantic suspense trilogy, which tracks the journey of two ex-cons falling in love and running from the Mafia. It feels wonderful to finish a series.

With Good Behavior (The Conduct Series #1) and Bad Behavior (The Conduct Series #2)
I can almost visualize the cover for On Best Behavior, and I can't wait to see what my publisher creates. If you want to add On Best Behavior to your Goodreads TBR shelf, go HERE.

2) I'll be a featured author at the New Adult Sleepover Weekend. One of my sisters lives near Hilton Head, so the Savannah, Georgia locatio…

Recaptured Dreams by Justine Dell: Review and Interview

Today I welcome JUSTINE DELL to the blog. She's author of two romance novels: Recaptured Dreams and All-American Girl. Here's my review of Recaptured Dreams, and stick around for an interview with Justine!

Recaptured Dreams by Justine Dell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Past Love Recaptured

Justine Dell's debut contemporary romance has a regal, formal air about it, making the novel feel not so contemporary. It's a romance between the lovely English lass Sophia and the dashing fashion designer Xavier.

Most of the story occurs "across the pond" in England's upper-class circles, where Sophia Montel lives with her mother. Sophia is twenty-seven and lives a somewhat aimless existence following a horrible car crash that stole her memories ten years ago. Her mother refuses to tell her about her past, which greatly frustrates Sophia (as well as me!) Sophia's good friend Anne Marie takes her to a fashion show featuring Sophia's favorite designer.

American Xavier …

Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia: Review and Interview

Today for the Insecure Writers Support Group, I'm supporting an author friend from Omnific Publishing.

I love an emotional read, and my pub sister Debra Anastasia has written a story that will make you howl with laughter and tears!

Poughkeepsie is a New Adult story about a psychology graduate student falling in love with a kind, sensitive homeless man. It's about growing up in a harsh world when love and friendship are the only things to keep you going.

Following my review is an interview with the kooky authoress and a giveaway!

Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Deeply Touching

I've been wanting to read this story for some time due to the many elements that appeal to me: healing, redemption, crime, a psychology graduate student character (Livia), a homeless character (Blake), and a story full of emotion. Wow! I got all that and more.

Livia is one of the kindest people around. She smiles at everyone, including the quiet homeless man who frequents the shadow…

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