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The Oblivious Girl’s Handbook #sweetromance

The Oblivious Girl’s Handbook

Oblivious Girls HandbookHandbook Series #2

Being oblivious to all the signs that your life is about to fall apart doesn’t stop it from happening to Sara Taylor.

Alone except for the Siamese cat her boyfriend—ex-boyfriend—Joseph left behind to teach her a lesson, Sara has no clue how to survive on her own. She hasn’t handled her own bills in years, can’t meet a deadline without someone else programming alarms into her phone, and is constantly either losing important things or getting herself hopelessly lost. Sara has no idea how she’s supposed to move out of her university apartment and start her first real job without someone there to hold her hand.

Although she knows her new friend Monroe would step in to help, she’s not about to call him after having thrown him out of her apartment when his suspicions about Joseph prove true and Sara is left angry and mortified. It doesn’t take long before she is desperate to lean on someone else’s strength, even for just a few minutes, as real life begins to overwhelm her. Pride forces her to either sink or swim, even when sinking seems the most likely outcome.

The Oblivious Girl’s Handbook is available as a novella in the “Christmas Pets and Kisses 2” box set and as a full novel, where Sara faces the difficulties of a new relationship while barely holding onto being a real adult for the first time in her life.

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What #books are you #reading?

I gave up doing my book review blog a while ago, mainly do to time constraints, but I thought I would share a few of my favorite series.

Romance, drama, and intrigue, anyone?

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 This whole Rose Gardner Mystery series is awesome, including the between the pages novellas.

Hilarity and mystery, with a dash of romance.

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The Miss Fortune Series is just the best. I usually laugh my whole way through as I enjoy the twisty-turny mysteries, and my favorite Deputy 🙂

And it’s FREE!

Edgy mystery with just enough humor and heart.

sydney rye

The Sydney Rye series is a little darker than the first two, but gives readers a realistic heroine who’s made mistakes, but is a survivor even when she might not want to be.

Clearly I’ve been very into mysteries lately, but that doesn’t change the fact that these are all great series. Enjoy!

Posted in dystopian, new release

Child of Destruction is getting the dust brushed off!

This poor book has been languishing in my computer files for a long time, and I think I’m finally ready to do something with it. I made a cover for it, anyway! I’d love to hear everyone’s thoughts.

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  And now, here’s a little about the book!

Rule #1: Always work to benefit the village.

Rule #2: Obey the leaders, or become exiled into the nuclear war-decimated wasteland.

Rule #3: Never bring an outside back to the village.

Harmony has always had a tough time blindly following anyone, let alone the village leader intent on seeing her exiled. So when she stumbles across a not-quite-dead body during a scavenging hunt, she’s determined to take him back to the village. The other members of the hunting party tell her to leave him, let him die, it’s too risky. Even Pace is wary of helping her. He knows what the price of her aid will be.

Harmony refuses to let the emaciated and strange looking man die alone in the desert. That’s not the only reason. After having been told her whole life that they were the only humans left in the ravaged Southwest, possibly the world, she wants nothing more than to expose Luther for the liar he is.

For most of the villagers, survival is all that matters. They wear themselves out, day after day, just trying to stay alive. Harmony asks herself daily what the point of staying alive and safe is when it only inflicts misery. Her desire to share this one small truth and give hope to the villagers, backlashes when Luther finds out. His son, Zen tries to step in on Harmony’s behalf, but Luther is relentless.

So is Harmony. She now knows the truth is somewhere outside the walls of the village, and she won’t stop until she finds it, with or without Zen and Pace’s help.

Not totally sure on the release date yet, but it’s looking good for this summer!

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Book Cover: Memory’s Edge

Coming Summer 2016

Gretchen brought her car to a screeching halt in the middle of the highway, terrified she had just killed someone. The body lying on the road appeared so suddenly, she barely had time to hit the brakes. Luckily, she stopped short of him. Unluckily, someone else hadn’t. Her call for help may have saved his life, but the damage done may be impossible to repair.

Waking with no memory of who he is or how he ended up a broken mess in the hospital, he has no choice but to rely on his rescuer for help. “John Doe” is his only identity until fragmented memories begin cropping back up. They are only fleeting images of a woman, but John hides even that from Gretchen, afraid it will lead him back home and away from the woman he is quickly falling in love with.

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Guest Post: Tina DC Hayes @Tina_DC_Hayes

Today I’m excited to welcome Tina DC Hayes to my blog for a guest post!

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 Guest Post from Tina DC Hayes

Character Bio for Valentino

 

(Valentino is a fictional character who stars in a novella by Tina D.C. Hayes, Valentino, Be Mine, which is included in the Valentine Pets and Kisses Box Set.)

Full Name: Kingsley’s Prince Valentino the Mighty

Nicknames: Goes by Valentino, also answers to Val and Love Bug

Breed and Description: Male teacup Yorkshire terrier who weighs under 3-1/2 lbs soaking wet. Cute, smart, affectionate and loving, and he enjoys getting his way.

Age: Three years old

Occupation: Starred in commercials for Yummly dog food until he retired a year ago due to the brand changing spokesdog breeds from Yorkies to French bulldogs.

Education and Skills: Along with basic obedience and agility, Hollywood trainers taught him plenty of tricks he performed on command in front of the camera. He can sit and stay (though he prefers not to), shake hands, walk on his hind legs, jump through hoops, and look adorable even when in a bad mood.

AKC Titles: Valentino has earned his CGC (Canine Good Citizenship), RN (Rally Novice), and NA (Novice Agility).

Goals and Problems: Valentino needs a new home, but isn’t sure who his new person is going to be. Kaylee has dog-sat for him plenty of times and he already loves her bunches, but he likes Carter too, and has spent a lot of time with him at the bar when his former owner was busy with clients. Valentino doesn’t understand why those two can’t get along and play nice, but he’s happy to be the center of attention.

More about Valentino

(Exclusively in the Valentine, Pets & Kisses Box Set)

Sparks fly when two people wind up looking after a rambunctious Yorkie who needs a new home.

 Kaylee Rose is thrilled when a neighbor asks if she’ll consider taking in her teacup Yorkie, Valentino. But there are strings attached. The dog’s other caretaker turns out to be Carter Hartley, an arrogant jerk she’ll have to deal with until they decide who keeps the pampered pooch permanently. Kaylee and Carter can’t stand each other even though they both love the dog, but they’re forced to either get along or risk losing Valentino to a heartbreaking fate.

 

More about Tina DC Hayes

Tina D.C. Hayes writes romantic suspense and cozy mysteries while her pampered pooches and parrots stand guard against writer’s block.

Website: http://tinadchayes.wordpress.com

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Guest Post: Sydney Aaliyah Michelle @sydneyamichelle

Today I’m excited to welcome Sydney Aaliyah Michelle to my blog for a guest post!

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 Guest Post from Sydney Aaliyah Michelle

Why Brooklyn?

Your Biggest Fan?, my sweet sports romance, is set in my new favorite city, Brooklyn, New York.

Last summer I spent two weeks in New York City. I’m no stranger to New York. I visited for the first time when I was twelve years old. My father took my mom, brother and me on a business trip and we feel in love. My brother more than the rest of us. He moved after college and never left.

Since then, besides the five and 1/2 years, I spent in China, I’ve been to NYC at least once a year every year. In all of those visits, I never once step foot in Brooklyn.

I was missing out.

Only a ten-minute train ride away, but Brooklyn feels like another world.

Death_to_Stock_Photography_NYC_Skyline_2The tree lined streets with the eclectic combination of homes, bars, restaurants and shops give a unique backdrop for the diverse mix of people. Not diverse in the sense of different ethnicities. It has that, like every part of New York, but diverse in a broader sense.

I spent one afternoon sitting in the coolest coffee shop and overheard the most interesting conversations.

I’m a writer and eavesdrop on people’s conversations, get over it or don’t sit next to me.

Two guys sitting at a small round table, one black and one white, one in a tailored business suit and the other in baggy jeans and a hoodie (in the summer time). They aggressively discussed the economy of several Caribbean Islands.

Two girls sitting on a couch were dressed in workout gear, sipping coffee and giggling. They were swapping stories about their latest breakups, both with huge rocks on their ring fingers.

I spotted a guy in the corner wearing rolled up jeans, a vintage concert T-shirt, suspenders, a beard, a beanie (again, in the summer time), and horned rimmed glasses. He was your typical hipster, typing away on his Macbook Pro computer. I took a lap around him and found him watching an episode of Project Runway and taking notes to the side.

As I sat there for an entire afternoon and one story idea after another popped into my head.

I imagined a couple falling in love in the corner table but both of them holding on to a Your Biggest Fanlife-altering secret.

The sexy, muscular, tattooed covered guy who ordered an expresso was my new hero. Tired of his meaningless life, he was looking for someone to love.

As I walked back to my hotel, I found a corner that would be the perfect setting for a romantic first kiss. I strolled the Brooklyn Bridge from the Brooklyn side and stopped halfway across and wrote this line for Your Biggest Fan?

Nothing was more romantic than Brooklyn in the wintertime.

I fantasized many times about taking long walks hand in hand with Noah. Sipping hot chocolate as we strolled across the bridge. Standing at the railings, with his arms wrapped around my waist as we stared at the New York skyline. I would turn my head and lay a soft kiss on his cheek or rub my lips across the stubble on his strong jaw. He would reach inside my jacket and squeeze me closer to him as he captured my lips with his and gave me a long, lingering kiss and—

 

If you are curious to find out what happens when Noah, Callie, and a cute blond chihuahua, get stuck in a Brooklyn Brownstone during a snow storm, along with thirteen other sweet romances, pick up a copy of Valentines Pets & Kisses.

 

More about Your Biggest Fan?

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Noah Patrick, NFL bad boy, has sworn off women, they only seem to want him for his fame and his money. Callie James is such a big Noah Patrick fan, she named her energetic Chihuahua after the man of her dreams. When they find themselves hiding out in the same Brooklyn Brownstone, a crazy blizzard, a never-ending supply of spaghetti, and a dog with identity issues bring them together even though they both have secrets that would tear them apart.

More about Sydney Aaliyah Michelle

Sydney Aaliyah MIchelle is a contemporary romance writer, a voracious reader and movie fanatic who hails from Texas.

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