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Release Day: A Little Taste of Heaven

It’s here! I’m so excited to release this book! I wrote this for Harlequin’s 2015 So You Think You Can Write contest and made it into the Top 25. I hope you’ll check it out! Wedding consultant Bella Degrasso maintains her hectic, stressful business by keeping her mind focused and her emotions in check. Except for the one night she let down her guard and succumbed to a seductive stranger’s come on and scorching uninhibited sex. Their encounter comes back to haunt her when the chef for her latest power couple’s wedding turns out to be the mystery man. Even worse, the bride happens to be his step-sister. Now there’s no avoiding him or forgetting their night of searing passion. After punching his boss on national television, disgraced celebrity chef Wyatt Larabee returns home to rebuild his career at his mother’s catering business. When his step-sister’s prim and proper wedding consultant turns out to be the sex kitten he met his first night in town, he knows she’s just what he needs to forget his past mistakes. Now he wants to turn his bad boy image around in the hopes Bella will see beyond that and let him fill her need for intimacy, but when his past comes back to haunt him, it may be too much for her to handle.  Where to Buy: iBooks | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords

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Cover Reveal: A Little Taste of Heaven

TADA! I’m excited to release my contemporary romance, A Little Taste of Heaven. I wrote this book for Harlequin’s 2015 So You Think You Can Write Contest and made it into the Top 25. After much contemplation, I’ve decided to release it. Here’s the blurb: Wedding consultant Bella Degrasso maintains her hectic, stressful business by keeping her mind focused and her emotions in check. Except for the one night she let down her guard and succumbed to a seductive stranger’s come on and scorching uninhibited sex. Their encounter comes back to haunt her when the chef for her latest power couple’s wedding turns out to be the mystery man. Even worse, the bride happens to be his step-sister. Now there’s no avoiding him or forgetting their night of searing passion. After punching his boss on national television, disgraced celebrity chef Wyatt Larabee returns home to rebuild his career at his mother’s catering business. When his step-sister’s prim and proper wedding consultant turns out to be the sex kitten he met his first night in town, he knows she’s just what he needs to forget his past mistakes. Now he wants to turn his bad boy image around in the hopes Bella will see beyond that and let him fill her need for intimacy, but when his past comes back to haunt him, it may be too much for her to handle. It’s available for pre-order now and will release on March 15! Where to buy: iBooks | Amazon | B&N…

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Flowers for #sytycw15

So my husband rocks. Do you know why? Because not only is he my biggest fan, he’s the president of my fan club. Just kidding. I don’t have a fan club. Yet. He truly IS my biggest fan and he supports me 100%. He believes in me when even I don’t believe in me. He is incredible. When I hit the Top 55, guess what he did? He sent me flowers. Really gorgeous ones, too. I mean…LOOK: They smelled really good too. I think he sent them because I burst into tears like a weakling when I called to tell him I’d made the cut. Fast forward to a week later and guess what? I made the Top 25. He sent roses. Again, I think he sent them because I, again, burst into tears like a dumb girl when I called to tell him I’d made it into the Top 25. Here’s the thing, though. Not many people at the office know I’m a writer. Nor do they know what kind of writer or that I’m in this contest. So when people came by my office and asked what the roses were for, I’d smile sweetly and say, “Oh…Just cause.” Because who wants to explain the whole story to someone who is practically a stranger? Hey, I learned my lesson about telling people at work about writing. Some get it and think you’re a rock star. Some think you have this weird sexual private life. So yeah. I just keep…

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Top 25 Finalist in Harlequin’s #sytycw15 Contest

After a stressful week and voting period, I was ecstatic to learn my book, A Little Taste of Heaven, moved on to the next round. of Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest. It made it into the Top 25! I want to thank everyone who took time out to vote for me. It is very much appreciated! Now on to the next phase, which involves me sending the full manuscript to one of the editors. They will then judge the fulls and pick their favorite Top 10 from the list. And then voting begins all over again to decide the winner. So stay tuned! Final manuscript judging phase is from Oct 20 through Oct 28. It would be great to move on to the Top 10 phase, but I’m just honored to be among those who made it this far. There are some fantastic entries this year with some phenomenal talent. If you want to check out my entry, you can read it here. And if you need something else to read, for free, check out my work-in-progress here. It’s a fantasy romance with time travel elements.

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Harlequin’s #SYTYCW15 Voting Deadline Approaches

Hello, readers! Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I’m excited to be in the Top 55 of Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest. I need your help. Would you considering voting for me? In order to make it to the next round–the top 25–I need votes and that’s where I need you. I committed to finishing and submitting my contemporary romance, A Little Taste of Heaven about four weeks before the deadline. Which meant I was a writing fool. I hope you’ll take moment to check it. 🙂 Deadline to vote is Wednesday, October 14, at 4:59 ET! HERE’S HOW TO VOTE: Sign up for a Wattpad account – it’s FREE! Click here: www.wattpad.com. Once you sign up, be sure to confirm your email address before you can vote. Then click here: http://w.tt/1VK8Fke Cast your vote by hitting the star icon at the bottom of Part 1: Pitch. If you can’t find the star at the bottom, look for the VOTE button in the top right-hand corner under your name. This is important! To be eligible, votes must be indicated on Part 1: Pitch of the Top 55 Submission to be counted. And thank you very much!

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