Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wednesday Hot Guy

Happy Hump Day! 

I have a new crush! If I'd known Benjamin McKenzie, who plays Detective James Gordon on Gotham, was so hottie cute, I'd have watched the O.C.! I'm definitely keeping him in mind for one of my Castlelough Brennan brothers.

Oh, and when I was growing up, trading comic books with all the neighbor boys  (there was only one other girl) beneath the Chinese elm tree in our back yard, I was ALWAYS team Batman vs team Superman. And I am going to like this commissioner Gordon a lot better than the movie one.  :)




Monday, October 20, 2014

Building our new home: bathroom decisions

Many decisions are having to be made now our as builder hurries to get our new house framed and closed in before the Pacific Northwest winter rains start in earnest. (Fortunately, since we keep having to run over there, it's less than five minutes away.) 

I  decided on a free standing tub in the master bath. Not a claw footed one that gets dust under it, but this. And since I don't have these amazing windows and am planning a cottage look, there'll be white beadboard on the wall behind it.  

The floor will look much like this. It's a gray driftwood hued tile that looks like wood and the cabinets will be white with white and gray granite tops.  I'm still deciding on the tile, but think it'll be white subway with pale gray grout with a line of sea glass blue and green glass tile. 



Have a great week!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Photo from Shelter Bay and You Again cover copy

I'm so excited to share the back cover copy for YOU AGAIN, the next in my Shelter Bay series which will go on sale November 11th! 

A book nerd, a brainiac science guy, and a misplaced killer whale. . . 

Meghann Quinn wasn’t always a hugely successful author. Adam Wayne wasn’t always a marine biologist studying whales. Back in high school in Shelter Bay, Oregon, she was the shy book nerd helping the brainiac science guy pass English. Meghann had no idea Adam would turn into such a hunk. Adam has no idea their once-upon-a-time sweet summer romance inspired Meghann’s popular teen novels.

Two shy geeks didn’t have the courage to share their true feelings back then. But now that Meghann’s back in town, they’re pondering life’s important questions. Such as, will Adam ask her to the Snow Ball? And what are they going to do about the lost Orca who shows up on Christmas Eve? And can two nerds get past their initial insecurity to take a second chance on a once-in-a-lifetime love?

And this is why this week's Friday photo are of an Orca visiting Shelter Bay.  



Have a great weekend!  

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wednesday hot guy -- Adam, from YOU AGAIN

YOU AGAIN's' Meghann could never resist Adam's dreamy eyes. Who needs a billionaire hero when this marine biologist whale nerd is so sexy?  And you'll be able to read all about him when the book goes on sale November 11th!


Have a great rest of your week!  

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday Teaser from YOU AGAIN

Today's Tuesday Teaser is the opening quote from YOU AGAIN, my upcoming Shelter Bay story, which will go on sale November 11th.

Because nothing says the Christmas holiday season more than Frankenstein.  lol 

"Destiny! Destiny! No escaping that for me!"
Young Frankenstein


Monday, October 13, 2014

Monday morning

It's Monday. Enough said.  Have a great week everyone! 



Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday Photo from Shelter Bay




Former Navy Seal Sax Douchett makes a guest appearance in YOU AGAIN, my new Shelter Bay story coming out November 11th. 


So, since I enjoy the Oregon coast any time of year, but especially in October, when most of the tourists have gone home, this week's Friday photo is the view from Sax and Kara's Shelter Bay front yard overlooking the Pacific. (Not far, btw, from where Sweetie's grandmother's little house eventually fell into the ocean. Fortunately, she was no longer living there!)



Have a wonderful weekend!  

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Hump Day Hotties

Although I watched High School Musical many times with the grandkidlets, I sure don't remember Zac Efron looking like this!  He's got kind of a young Rob Lowe vibe going on these days. 

Zac



Rob



Have a great rest of your week! I'll be back tomorrow with a special book giveaway teaser.  



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Talking about writing series books on USA Today

Virginia Kantra is one of my favorite authors, which is why I was so excited when I woke up to Carolina Blues, the new book in her Dare Island series, on my kindle. I was also pleased to be able to chat with her about writing series on the USA Today Happily Ever After blog.  


Monday, October 6, 2014

Dinosaurs and Baseball

Since my Yankees aren't in the playoffs, which is probably just as well, because The Captain ended the season (and his brilliant career) perfectly, I'm not invested in this year's race for the World Series. 

 But this, from the Museum  of Natural History in Washington, D.C. made me laugh.

Have a great week!






Saturday, October 4, 2014

Word Cardmaking Day with OWH


It's World Cardmaking Day! For those who might not know, Operation Write Home is an non-profit organization of cardmakers who make blank-inside cards for deployed military men and women to send back home.  Our theme for this challenge is LOVE.  

To learn more about OWH, to see more of the challenge cards, or share one you've made yourself, just click here

Being in a hurry due to having a book due -- yikes! -- October 20th, I CASED Kelly Marie Alvarez's cute clean and simple card from the Lawn Fawn blog, just changing out the papers because I didn't want it to be an exact copy.  

The papers, stamps, and border stitching die are all from Lawn Fawn:



This non-seasonal one, again, is from the fantabulously whimsical Lawn Fawn.  The paper is from scraps. 



Thanks for visiting!  Enjoy WCMD and have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

xo,
JoAnn