Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Exciting News!!

I've been MIA for awhile, but here's the thing.  I've been busy.  Besides starting my own fitness business this year, I've been getting my writing act together.  I was blessed enough to be asked to join this anthology with some fabulous ladies -- and let me tell you -- this thing rocks.  I mean, really.  

We are officially available for pre-order on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, and All Romance -- how awesome is that y'all?! Official release will be February 2015.  If you'd like to host us on our blog tour, sign up here.  We'd appreciate it ever so much! 

About Love Least Expected: 

When love drops in unexpected, the strangest things can happen. Nine short stories from sweet to sultry, full of romance, magic and love from award winning and USA Today recommended authors.

Under The Mango Tree: (Historical Romance) ~ by Meredith Bond

Lakshmi is a good 18th c. Indian girl who should not be hiding among the branches of the mango tree avoiding her chores. She truly should not be seen by a man who is not a member of her family--an Englishman, no less. And she absolutely should not even contemplate speaking with this man. But Lakshmi has never been one to follow the rules.

Rolf's Quest: (Historical Romance) ~ by Aubrey Wynne

Time is running out for the royal wizard of Henry II. Rolf's quest: find genuine love and lift the enchantment that has imprisoned his ancestor, Merlin, for centuries. Now he must win Melissa's heart without the use of magic. She desires him, but will she defy her family and refuse her betrothed? Or will Rolf be doomed to a life of bitterness like his ancestors before him.

Fall Into Darkness: (Paranormal Romance) ~ by Valerie Twombly

Eli, bounty hunter for the Tribunal, is sentenced to earth to find his humanity. But when temptation is thrown in the angel's path in the form of the soft curvy Ashley, he is unable to resist. Fate may bring them together, but desire could bond them for eternity.

Alphabetical Disorder: (Fantasy Romance) ~ by Katie Stephens

When a trick horseback rider gets caught up in a dangerous prophecy that jeopardizes the circus, she believes she can solve the problem by dating alphabetically. Now all she has to do is figure out how to manipulate her flawed interpretation so she can be with the man she loves.

Roses Are Wrong, Violets Taboo: (Southern Romance) ~ by Kris Calvert

When Alexander Chase Tabeau and Rose Westwood meet by chance, neither planned on stumbling into the best night of their life. But timing is everything and fate has a cruel sense of humor. With love on the line and nothing to lose, will one night together change their destiny forever?

Love's Not Viral: (Contemporary Romance) ~ by Nessie Strange

When a crazed Hollywood star puts Aster Sanderson in the media crosshairs, her home becomes a prison. With her life out of control, the last person she expects to rescue her is her captor's brother, James. Is their attraction a result of circumstance...or could it be something more?

Taking The Plunge: (Contemporary Romance) ~ by Kishan Paul

When Pete, Eve's high school crush, shows up in her life, she pepper sprays him. Despite her efforts to push him away, Pete finds himself drawn to the red haired beauty. When logic and emotion don't agree, which path should she follow?

The Trouble With Never: (Southern Romance) ~ by Isabella Harper

When Summer and Caleb run into each other after a long absence, sparks fly. Her painful past makes it hard for her to open up, but he's more than willing to help. He's loved her most of their lives. Can she learn to love and trust him, or will her fears push him away?

Keep Calm And Eat Chocolate: (Contemporary Romance) ~ by Michaela Miles

When institution residents Elle and Chris meet, their personalities clash. During a quiet moment in the garden together, secrets are shared and a bond is formed. Will their connection be their downfall or lead to the fresh start they deserve?

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New Year, New Blog!

2013 was a huge year for me.  A real roller coaster.  One full of lessons and experiences that have further shaped me, but I'm glad to be moving forward from. 

I got fired from my first job.  We bought our first house.  We had our second child.  And there was a whole bunch of other "little" stuff mixed in there as well.

At the end of 2012 we moved in with my mom to try to get our finances under control.  It's been a priority to my hubby and I for me to be a stay at home mom, and that means making sacrifices.  I was working in a MDO program to bring in some extra money, but also get our then one year old some exposure to other kids.  Well that got us exposure alright, to every disease known to man.  We ended 2012 with the flu, and started 2013 with another round of the flu.

In February, I found out I was pregnant, and about two weeks later had the worst case of bronchitis I think I've ever had.  Like 103 temperature.  Not fun.  We continued battling disease in our house until April, when I found out I was having complications with my pregnancy - it was the day after the Boston Marathon explosion actually - and I got fired by voicemail from my job for being a better mother than I was a teacher.  All I can say now is that things work out the way that they need to... the stress in our lives lessened considerably when I no longer had a 45 minute commute to work {only 2 days a week for minimal pay}.  Our son started sleeping better, stopped being sick, and my pregnancy got smoother.  Go figure!

We found out we were having a girl in May {yay!} and started looking for houses in June.  By the end of July we'd put in several offers on houses only to have them rejected for various reasons.  My mom also got married at the tail-end of a whirlwind romance with a childhood friend, and moved several states away.

Can you see what I mean by 2013 being a huge, topsy-turvy year???

By the end of August we'd bought her house - hey, at least we technically didn't have to move since we were here already - and had finished renovations on the master bath, started a complete overhaul on the rest of the master suite, and were closing in baby girls due date.  We moved into our "suite" the night before she was born in October.  Her room wasn't finished until November, haha!!

December rounded out a crazy year with discovered our daughter has an intolerance to milk/soy proteins so we had to completely overhaul how we eat {which has turned out to be a blessing in disguise}.  There was also a celebration of two families being merged together, and I'm so thankful to say it all ended beautifully.  I am so lucky and so blessed that all the family drama smoothed itself out, I have an amazing step-dad and two step-siblings, I have two miracles that remind me daily what life is about, a hot hubby that encourages me to pursue each and every one of my dreams, and a roof over our heads.

I'm looking forward to everything that 2014 had to offer, including getting my book published!!! {of course, I need to finish it first...} 

Happy 2014 y'all!!! May it be full of awesome and wonderful experiences!!!!