Saturday, June 30, 2012


My apologies for not announcing the winners last night. We had vicious storms roll through and power was touch and go for most of the evening. All is well for us though - we were spared the damages that a lot of people in our town are dealing with.

The winner of a Kindle copy of any of the previous books in Jill's Lucky Harbor series is JOYCE M.  Congratulations, Joyce!  Please email me at with the Lucky Harbor Kindle book of your choice - it will be emailed to you directly from Amazon.

The winner of a print or Kindle copy from Jill's backlist is PAT L.   Congrats to Pat too!  Please email me at the above email addy with two or three book choices from Jill's backlist and I will get in touch with her.

Thanks so much to all who commented!  Have a great weekend!


Friday, June 22, 2012

AT LAST, latest from Jill Shalvis, with a Giveaway!

Tuesday, June 26th, is release day for the latest in Jill Shalvis's Lucky Harbor series, AT LAST.  I've had an early read of this one and encourage you to get your hands on it!  Amy and Matt's story is passionate, fun, and emotionally satisfying, the stuff that romance readers like us devour and then wish they'd read a little more slowly so it wouldn't be over, leaving them hanging on for the next one. Check it out (and tell me you don't hear Etta James crooning one of my favorite songs, At Last):

Amy Michaels loves her new life in Lucky Harbor. A waitress in the local diner, she’s looking forward to her first weekend hike through the mountains. But when a wrong turn takes her off the trail, she finds herself up close and personal with forest ranger Matt Bowers. And even though she’s tempted to kiss that sexy smile right off his face, she won’t make the mistake of getting involved with the town heartthrob.
A former cop whose life went south, Matt doesn’t let anyone get too close. But something about the feisty beauty caught his eye the moment he first saw her in the diner. After a hot night under a starry sky, Matt can’t deny their attraction-or the fact that for the first time in a long time, he feels the stirrings of something more. Now it’s up to Matt to help Amy see that, no matter what is in their past, together they can build a future in Lucky Harbor.

Check out a brief EXCERPT!

I'll give a Kindle copy of any of the previous books (reader's choice) in the Lucky Harbor series.  Just leave a comment here.  Winner will be chosen on Friday, June 29th.  And because I never heard from the winner of the last contest featuring a reader's choice book from Jill's backlist, I'll include a second giveaway repeating that one - reader's choice, print or Kindle. Please be sure to check back to see if you're the winner. I know the sidebar says you have to check back to see if you're the winner, but there seems to be an aversion to doing so, soooo ...  if you'd like to be notified by email that you're the winner, please include your email with your comment.

Have a great weekend - and be sure to check out AT LAST!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer fun!

Hope you're all having all sorts of summer fun!  Kelsey and I went to the pool a couple of weeks ago, but other than nightly dog walks and dinner out last night to celebrate her 22nd birthday, haven't done anything exciting. Yes, we're incredibly dull, boring people! Don't think I've mentioned that we have a new (to us) dog.  Simon is a 7 year old basset hound and has been with us for a little over a month. We love him to pieces. We've only had two dogs before and both were bassets. Our second basset, Fred, came to us via Ohio Basset Rescue and he was (in our hearts) a champion, so why look anywhere else?  It took us 3+ years to decide it was time for another dog. Simon was on the Owner Surrender page at OBR and we made arrangements to meet him, bringing him home the same day. His previous family didn't feel that they had enough time to spend with him and he needed more attention than they could give.  He has settled right in and it feels as if he has always been with us. I hope he's as happy to be with us as we are to have him!

We will be taking off the week of July 4th but don't have any plans. We will be helping Kelsey move her stuff out of her apartment in Kent and into a storage facility for a month, until she has access to her new apartment.  She has one semester of student teaching to complete this fall and will graduate in December. Doesn't seem possible that she could possibly be finished with college.

I hope you'll share your summer plans, family news, books you've read or are reading.  As usual, I'm behind with reviews, but hope to remedy that in the coming week. I have several books to give away too, so stop back. I promise to put forth more effort in keeping things more current here; I've been so negligent lately.