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Happy New Year!

happy new year, New Year, New Year's Eve, 2014, happiness, joy, resolutions, wishes, goals, love, thanks2013 has been an incredible year, lots of ups and downs and ins and outs, but overall it definitely finished on the plus side of things!

I want to thank my readers for all the support that you’ve given me and my books.  All of the wonderful reviews and messages, they mean the world to me.

To my friends, you all have been great, supportive, encouraging and even slave drivers at times–cracking that whip when it needed to be done.

My family is the best, my children – Jackie, Andy and Sarah – I don’t know how I’d get through life without you.  You make me laugh and cry and fill my days with joy.  I’m so proud of the three of you and my two son-in-laws, John and Ian.  We have a truly wonderful family.

Special thanks go out to Shira and Tom.  Without the two of you I’d never have gotten through the low points of this year. I love you both so very much.

I wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. May it be filled with all the joy and love you can imagine.  I’m looking forward to all the new adventures coming our way and I can’t wait to share them all with you.   Goodbye 2013 and Welcome 2014 – it’s going to be a blast! ♥ ♥ ♥


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Looking for Something New to Read?

Did you get a new e-reader for Christmas?  Or maybe you got a gift card or two and you’re looking for some new books or authors.  In this post I will highlight some of my favorite authors and share their latest book info.  It is the start of a new series for this blog of favorite authors…so stop by often to see more recommendations.  If you have suggestions please add them to the comments so we can all check them out too!

irresistibly delicious, debra ann fiskDebra Ann Fisk – Irresistibly Delicious
One feisty Southern chef. One sexy city doctor. One thousand miles apart. Trauma draws them together, but will circumstances pull them apart?  Will a headstrong surgeon and a gourmet chef learn to accept love? Or will they choose professional success with a side order of loneliness?

a special gift, alice brownAlice Brown – A Special Gift
Welcome back some of your favorite characters and meet new ones as this special vampire community continues to grow.  Join in as a community bands together when everything they know is destroyed, and their very way of life threatened, leaving them to stand united with the fight to rebuild what they once had.

Hammer, KD JonesKD Jones – Hammer (Galactic Cage Fighter 5)
In book five of Galactic Cage Fighters: The Sledge Hammer is one tough, mean, and very huge fighter for the Galactic Cage Fighters Association. He doesn’t take crap from anyone and if a person makes the mistake of pissing him off, they pay for it—painfully. He prides himself on being able to handle any kind of situation that arises. He is unafraid of anyone or anything—well except for the kids. Will Molly be able to ignore her growing attraction to the enormous fighter?  Will Hammer be able to keep his relationship with Molly strictly business?  And will either of them survive the kids?

Bloodbond Prophecy, Elle Saint JamesElle Saint James – Bloodbond Prophecy
Librarian, Madelyn Walters, never expected to marry, until she fell instantly in love with two new Spellbound, North Dakota residents, Kade Torrente and Herrick Valais. They are shape-shifters, and she’s their mate. Unfortunately, she’s also cursed. They want Madelyn with a desperation they refuse to relinquish. She fights the temptation of their bloodbond ceremony to mate forever, insisting she can’t marry them or terrible things will happen.

Secrets on the Sand, Roxanne St. ClaireRoxanne St. Claire – Secrets On The Sand
Roxanne St. Claire has been enchanting readers with stories set on an idyllic slice of paradise off the coast of Florida known as Barefoot Bay for two years.  In the first Barefoot Bay series, four friends joined forces to build and run a high-end resort and spa and, in the process, found life-long love.

I Waited for You, Lynn Ray LewisLynn Ray Lewis – I Waited for You
In book one of the Guardians: Julie Nelson was a writer with a vivid imagination, but even her fertile mind would never dream up finding a lost soul on a wintery night.  Who could have thought that saving a life would lead her back into her past—a past which puts her on course to her future.

Out of the Storm, Avery GaleAvery Gale – Out of the Storm
In book one of Masters of the Prairie Winds Club: Tobi Stobel’s life is a never-ending string of disasters interrupted by an occasional bit of chaos.  The small magazine she works for is looking for any excuse to trim their staff and Tobi is next on the list unless she can land the interview with the sexy owners of Texas’s newest and hottest BDSM club.  After a chance encounter with their mother, the interview is scheduled and Tobi is sure fate must have been on a break.  With her job hanging in the balance, the little blonde bundle of energy isn’t about to let a little thing like a thunderstorm stand in her way.

dominated by two leopards, Tara RoseTara Rose – Dominated by Two Leopards
Jaguar shifter Nadine Richardson becomes a submissive to leopards and Doms, Austin and Galatyn Meliadus, who came to Jargonian village from Arizona to help her grandfather, Gary, in the quest to rid the shape-shifting world of the League of Exitium. She knows her time with them is limited, but she can’t help falling in love with both alphas.

Love Served Hot, Mellanie SzeretoMellanie Szereto – Love Served Hot
Lilith Montgomery must hire a chef for the new restaurant. She’s interviewed several candidates, but instantly decides on the sexy Irishman whose culinary creations give her foodgasms. Her rotten luck with relationships makes her determined to resist her attraction to him, even if it means sneaking into the kitchen at night for a taste of his delectable entrées.

somebody's angel, kallypso mastersKallypso  Masters Somebody’s Angel
When Marc d’Alessio first rescued the curvaceous and spirited Italian Angelina Giardano at the Masters at Arms Club, he never expected her to turn his safe, controlled life upside down and pull at his long-broken heartstrings. Months later, the intense fire of their attraction still rages, but something holds him back from committing to her completely. Worse, secrets and memories from his past join forces to further complicate his relationships with family, friends, and his beautiful angel.

And if you’re looking for something of mine to read, you can check out my latest – Twice Bitten and Bewitched – the third book in my Vampires of Eternity Series.

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JK Readers Appreciation Blog Hop – My Turn!

JK-blog-hopI hope you have been enjoying the Blog Hop all week, I know I have.  I recently signed with JK and my first book will be coming out towards the beginning of next year. Don’t forget to visit all the other stops along the Hop for a chance to win the $100 Gift Card.  I’ll be giving away two  $10 gift cards today.  The winners will be chosen using from all who comment on this post.

And now for a little hint about my new series. It will take place in a small hidden town created by Branwen, a Fae Celtic Princess, who is thought to have died of a broken heart after her husband and young son were killed. Instead she came to the States and created the town of Amanchara to help those truly searching for their true love.

embracing her desires, anamchara, hope, jase, cooper, JK blog hop, new series, book, true love story, lynne st. jamesThe first in book in the series, Embracing Her Desires, is the story of how Hope, Cooper, and Jase conquer their obstacles and fight to earn their soul mates.  They don’t have it easy — but then what fun would that be?

I’ll have more info about this book and the entire series as it gets closer to the release date!

In the meantime, don’t forget to visit the other Blog Hop participants today:

Lori King

Jana Leigh

Reviewing Vixens

Thanks again for visiting and I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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JK Publishing Authors Reader Appreciation Blog Hop

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The authors of JK Publishing want to thank you-their readers- for all of the support and loyalty throughout 2013!

We’re holding a one week READER APPRECIATION BLOG HOP!

December 16-20th many of your favorite JK Authors and a handful of bloggers will be offering up prizes and goodies all to say THANKS!

GRAND PRIZE of a $100 gift card to your choice of eBook retailers, and dozens of other prizes given on each individual blog! All authors  will be giving away prizes on their blogs.  To be eligible to win the grand prize, you must post a comment on each blog stop along the way.  A winner will be drawn at random.  

Dec 16th:

Gracie Meadows-

Mary Ménage Whispers-  prizes- jk pub book of their choice for each question

KD Jones:

Honor James:

Dec 17th:

Willow Brooke:

Avery Gale:

Sabrina Kent:

Pearls InnerGoddesses:

Dec 18th:

Alice Brown:

Lynn Ray Lewis:

Jessica Anderson:

Wicked Readings:

Dec 19th:

Bryce Evans:

Jess Buffett:

Dec 20th:

Lori King:

Jana Leigh:

Lynne St. James:


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It’s a Puppy!!!

When I lost my twelve year old teacup poodle in April and two months later my sixteen year old cat, I wasn’t sure I wanted to bring any more fur babies in to the family.  We still have one large mutt named Puppy and two cats, Pumpkin and Sylvester.  The house has plenty of furry babies already.  But none of them were “my” snuggle partners.

lulu, yorki-poo, poodle, yorkshire terrier, baby, puppy, spunky, feisty, dog, lynne st. jamesSo of course the inevitable happened. Instead of finishing up my Christmas shopping this weekend I fell in love with a little Yorki-Poo puppy, who has since been named Lulu.  She totally fits her name–half Yorkshire Terrier and half Poodle–I swear she is made out of springs.

lulu, poodle, yorkshire terrier, yorki-poo, puppy, dog, baby, fur babies, adorable, spunky, lynne st. jamesThe nine pound ball of silky cuteness walked in the front door and instantly won everyone over.  No adjustment period needed.  Of course now we have the fun of housebreaking, but she’s smart and I’m hoping she’ll learn quickly.

I look forward to sharing many more Lulu adventures in the future, because I just know there will be many.  What furry loves do you have?  ♥ ♥ ♥


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The NaNo Has Me!

I know it seems like I have deserted this blog, but truly I haven’t. Life has had me in its clutches and hasn’t wanted to let go. First it was my daughter’s wedding, which was amazing, fun, beautiful, beautiful and just the best Halloween party ever! No sooner did I get back home when the calendar turned to November.  We all know what that means, right?

coffee, starbucks, PSL, writing, NaNoWriMo, NaNo, lynne st. james, twice bitten and bewitchedNaNoWriMo. What can I say that you probably haven’t heard already. One month, 50K words and lots of coffee. Did I say lots of coffee? Umm yup…and we all know what my favorite drink is – coffee!

keyboard, laptop, worn out, writing, NaNo, NaNoWriMo, lynne st. james, twice bitten and bewitchedI’m immersed in NaNo. We have a love-hate relationship really, and it has been going on since 2008, when I first found out it existed. Wow what a trip…literally! How long does it take the average author to get from 0 to 50K? It’s debatable of course…and as you can see I’ve even worn some of the letters off of my keyboard while trying!

I do have several author friends who manage to have a “NaNo” month every month and I have nothing but jealousy errr awe for them. Between my day job and some health issues I would be happy to write a book every three months really. But what would November be without the torture errr exhilaration of NaNo participation?

Last year I won, and I repeated it again in April at Camp NaNoWriMo. Will I make it this month? Time will tell. I’ll update you as the month continues. For now I will admit I am no where near where I should be on day twelve but it’s early and there is plenty of time to catch up, write…errr right!?

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