Snapshots from my life including, but not limited to recipes, hot guys, Friday Photos, and sneak previews of upcoming books. Also, writing news, giveaways, and greeting cards I've made. You can follow by email to have posts delivered straight to your inbox. Easy peasy.
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. :)
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.
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.
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!
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!)
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.
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!