We took a fall vacation to Sanibel this month, and I donated a couple paperbacks to the BEAUTIFUL library. It has an amazing outdoor screen porch that faces the wilderness, with comfy chairs for reading.

The staff is wonderful. Very knowledgeable and friendly. If you’re ever on the island, stop by. You’ll be amazed!

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Here’s the first lines of the flash fiction story I did for Michel Prince’s blog:

“When I return to the sea this time,” Mikayla whispered against his lips. “I will not come back here again.”

He laced his hands in her hair to stare into her turquoise eyes. Brayden saw the love she would not profess, the desire they shared which only grew each time she left her mermaid form and became human. “I will not lose you. I can not let you go.” Panic rose and nearly choked him.

Read the whole short story, along with amazing fiction from …

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This Labor Day Weekend, we decided to clean out all those mysterious boxes lurking in the back of the garage. We found a box I’d inherited, and in there were four beautiful bowls.

These were my grandfather’s. He worked on the Northern Pacific Railroad and somehow acquired them. The pattern is Garnet, and they’re evidently rather rare.

I spoke to a dealer of railroad china, and he made me an impressive offer.

Now’s the difficult part. Decidions! Should we sell them, or do we keep them and hand them down to the kids. They’re so pretty, yet that amazing pricetag …

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Welcome to my website. I’m giving away a digital copy of Dancing in a Hurricane to one commenter.

Dancing in a Hurricane

Book one of the Hot Miami Nights Series

A Seduction as Overpowering as a Hurricane.

When her twin sister dies, Bree Prentis moves from Seattle to Miami to
inherit a shadowy business, an upscale house, and her sister’s sexy Cuban
business partner and housemate, Sixto Doria. She adjusts to the vivid culture of
Miami, but constantly bumping into Sixto is straining her hands-off vow. Bree is
looking for a …

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4 Stars from The Romance Reviews’ CozyReader http://www.theromancereviews.com/viewbooksreview.php?bookid=4461

Ms. Breck’s SCANDALOUS L.A. DESIRES is a heartwarming romance that will have
you tearing up at some point in this story. The emotional journey that both of
the characters go through is heart breaking. Trust is something that both
characters had difficulty with, but I’m sorry I could not blame Lindsey. The
type of lifestyle that Dante lived was not of a saint but then again he was not
in a committed relationship so he could go out with whomever he wanted.

Ms. Breck’s writing is superb. Considering the length of this …

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This is a post from Romantic Times magazine http://www.rtbookreviews.com/rt-daily-blog/get-fit-fellow-romance-readers

Get fit and get inspired with the second annual round of Romance Biggest Winner. In this program, authors and readers team up to encourage each other to make 2012 their healthiest year yet. Today Helen Seeley talks about what participants can expect and then we hear from several of the authors that will also be joining in the fun of the weight loss program’s second round.

Every year the number one resolution is to lose weight and get healthy. Gym memberships go up, attendance is high. By February thirty percent …

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No, this is not me – but some day soon…

I’m so excited. Just by following four of the five resolutions I made (number five doesn’t start until March) I dropped 3 ½ lbs this week. I know it’s that first week of losing water weight, and chances of this kind of loss are atypical (and not too healthy!) But I’m very excited, nonetheless.

True to my promise of allowing myself to shop when I reach my weekly goal of two pounds, I jumped online and ordered a pot of my favorite face cream. Gotta keep the skin tight!

This …

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A friend sent me the link to Jimmy Thomas’ personal trainer
site. I browsed around for nearly an hour and found all kinds of helpful things. Diets and cooking tips, exercises, self-defense tips. I’m really impressed by how much he has available.

This I found very interesting: Peanuts, are actually  legumes, like beans and peas, and as most also believe, on the contrary, peanuts and peanut butter, eaten in moderation won’t make you fat. The paragraph goes on to explain more, but I bolted to the kitchen and made myself some peanut butter apple slices. Yummy!

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I finally made it to my aunt’s apartment yesterday to put her Christmas decorations away. I think I got the bad end of the deal, though. Our other relatives who put up all the decoration went Christmas-Crazy in November, and filled every flat surface with stuff, took down pictures from the walls and hung more stuff, and generally turned her apartment into a scene from a holiday version of The Hoarders.

But I was smiling as I went about the three-hour task of putting everything back into its little box, putting that in a bigger box, and finding room in …

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