Flash Fiction Friday

Woo hoo! It’s Flash Fiction Friday again. And I almost forgot about it. I’ve been so busy this week with other book related stuff and school just starting, it occurred to me this morning I hadn’t written my flash yet. But here it is. I have to admit, my daughter almost stumped me on this one…so I hope you enjoy what I came up with!

Prompt ~ Don’t lose…electronics.

With the strap of her purse tight around her shoulder, she shifted the rest of it in front of her as she dug for her keys.

Where did those buggers fall?

She had a horrible habit of tossing anything and everything into her purse.

Lipstick. Yep, just threw it in without putting it in the nice little side pocket made perfectly for it.

Receipts. Always crumbled into a ball with other things like business cards.

Keys. Yeah, those were always the most difficult to find underneath everything else. One would think her lipstick would be the hardest to find. Nope. Not for her.

A tall, large profile of a man pierced her senses as she almost gave up searching for her keys. Almost, but not quite. He might be opening the door to get into her apartment building, but she still needed to unlock her apartment door itself.

“Hold up! Please.” She started to half-run, half-walk as her fingers kept digging to the bottom of her purse.

Sometimes, she just lost things, or misplaced stuff, setting it down and forgetting to pick it back up. Which is why she always tossed everything in her purse with no care in the world. Because she knew where it was, even if she had to dig for it.

The man stood with the door halfway open and started to turn toward her.

Touching everything from her wallet to pieces of paper to her tiny lipstick container, her mind started to churn into panic that she lost her keys. “Don’t lose…electronics…” Her mind went completely blank as she met the eyes of the kind gentleman holding the door open for her.

His deep green eyes glittered with amusement as a small part of his lip curled up. “What?”

“What…what?” Oh, geez. Just put her in a corner for acting like an idiot. Was she even making sense?

“Did you lose…something?”

Did she say she lost something? She had no clue what she even said before his captivating gaze caught hold of her. She still didn’t know what to say as he met her stare, his lovely green eyes sparkling with laughter. He knew she was clueless.

Ugh. Well, that was unattractive.

“Are you okay?”

Going for a haughty glare, she moved to walk past him through the door. “You’re fine.” Her eyes closed as she felt the heat roll up her chest and to her cheeks. “I mean, I’m fine.”

A low chuckle followed her as she walked through the door. Of course, what was she thinking? He was beyond fine. He was downright handsome in his designer suit that fit him perfectly. His thick brown hair just asked for her to brush her fingers through it, and the subtle curls gave him almost a sweet and tender look. But the devil-may-care grin and the laughter in his eyes told her everything she needed to know. He would be arrogant and controlling. She had enough of letting those kinds of men in her life.

Not today.

No way.

“So…” He cleared his throat. “I didn’t get your name.”

Turning slightly, yet she didn’t stop walking because she wanted to reach the elevator and the safety of her apartment before she gave in to temptation, she said, “I didn’t offer it.”

“Watch—”

She turned back around only to smack right into a large brown box that sat in the middle of the floor. She lost her footing, toppling over the box and to the other side as her purse flung across the floor, the contents scattering everywhere.

Could it get much worse? She wasn’t usually this clumsy or flustered with a man before. One simple look and he had her mixing up her words, looking like a fool, and tripping over things she should’ve seen sitting in her pathway.

A warm, gentle hand helped her up. For once, his eyes shimmered with compassion and concern. “Are you okay?”

It’s as if he was offering her a second chance with the same words he asked just a minute before.

“I’m good.”

Nodding, he said no more and let her go to pick up her things. She scrambled around as fast as she could, the embarrassment washing over her that he had to help her in the first place. When she opened her purse wide so he could dump everything in, her face flamed with heat once more.

Oh my God, was that a tampon?

The sweet dimple forming on his face, with the laughter back in his eyes, said yes, he just picked up a tampon for her.

Well, just for that, she’d give him the title of being a gentleman once again, even if he was laughing at her at the same time.

“Thank you.”

“You’re welcome…” He paused, as if he still wanted her name.

There wasn’t room in her life for a man. Even one as temptingly delicious as him. “Well, have a nice day.” She walked away with as much dignity as she could find.

Sadly, he didn’t stop her.

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A new short story coming to you soon…

So you may have noticed, or maybe not, because I just did it. lol But I removed the last two months of flash fiction, because that lovely story is getting published! Woo hoo!

I give you Paint By Murder ~ A Romantic Suspense Short Story!

If you follow my weekly flash, you know what story I’m talking about. If not, I can’t wait for you to read it! It’s exciting, thrilling, and so oh-my-gosh! *chuckles* I added some parts to connect the story better and a bonus chapter at the end.

This lovely, somewhat chilling short story will be available on September 21, 2017, a very special day…my birthday!!! *throws confetti in the air* I put it up for preorder and now I’m just patiently waiting for Amazon to approve it. As soon as I have a link, I shall share it with all of you lovelies!

(Edit: It’s been approved by Amazon! Check it out, lovelies! Paint By Murder)

It’ll be just in time for Halloween. haha Yes, I’m totally already thinking about Halloween. I even asked my husband if we could put up the Halloween wreath outside on the door and he told me no, it’s too early. Party pooper! lol

Eek! I’m so excited! Hope you’re having a wonderful Tuesday, I know I am:)

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One Taste of Crazy is live!

Eek! It’s release day! One Taste of Crazy is finally here! Because I love you all so, so much, this lovely book will stay $.99 through August 7th! Get your copy today!

One Taste of Crazy

When it comes to women, shy and awkward are Detective Sauer’s middle name. And, well, the woman he wants to ask out is the exact opposite—loud and crazy. He can’t seem to form coherent words when Dee’s near. The minute she’s attacked, evidence connecting it to one of his murder cases, his shyness slowly starts to dissipate. Nothing will stop him from protecting her. Except maybe Dee herself.

Dee O’Malley isn’t naïve to think she’ll ever find love. Men never stick around. Ever. Not even a relationship with sweet, shy Sauer would last. But it’s oh so tempting to start one, especially when his kisses insist it’s possible. That doesn’t mean his kisses will stop her from finding the bastard who attacked her, something that riles him up. Besides, he’s adorable when he gets upset. And she can’t resist that.

♥ Warning: This novel contains a sexy detective. There is insta-love. But it’s book three so you probably know that already if you read the first two. *wink* Happy reading! ♥

Note: Each book in this series can be read as a standalone.

 

If you wanna have fun and help me celebrate, be sure to join my group (if you haven’t already) for a fun takeover event with some amazing authors tonight from 5-11 PM EST.

Love & Happy Endings

Lineup for the One Taste of Crazy Release Day Takeover Party Celebration:

5:00 PM – Kristina Beck

6:00 PM – Ember-Raine Winters

7:00 PM – K.R. Reese

8:00 PM – Renee Harless

9:00 PM – Jane Blythe

10:00 PM – Amanda Siegrist

Hope to see all you lovelies there! ♥

 

Christmas in July Facebook Hop

•✼*̩̩̩̥ ୨୧⑅*♡ Christmas in July Facebook Hop ♡*⑅୨୧*̩̩̩̥✼•

Eek! Do you know what’s going on right now! Yep! The Christmas in July Facebook Hop. Please come join the fun and hop around to each page for goodies and giveaways! The event will run from July 13 at 8:00 AM EST to July 14 at 11:59 PM EST.  Here is the complete list of participants for the hop.

Oh, and don’t forget to enter the main giveaway! Lots of goodies to one lucky winner!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Amanda Siegrist
Jane Blythe
Southern Bred & Read
The Genre Minx Book Reviews
Emma Jaye
M. Jane Colette
Kristina Beck
J C Steele
Kate Forest
Cecily Wolfe
Lyra Shanti
Mary Ellen Woods
Brooke O’Brien

 

Facebook Hop Lineup

Just wanted to share the amazing lineup for the hop coming up! Have you marked ‘going’? Because it’s gonna be so awesome.

Check out the event page HERE.

And hey, feel free to visit each page now and show them some love! We authors and bloggers love to interact with you lovely readers!

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Amanda Siegrist
Jane Blythe
Southern Bred & Read
The Genre Minx Book Reviews
Emma Jaye
M. Jane Colette
Kristina Beck
J C Steele
Kate Forest
Cecily Wolfe
Lyra Shanti
Mary Ellen Woods
Brooke O’Brien

Books! Books! Books!

It’s time!!!! Two amazing book sales are going on right now! So grab some books and have a lazy day of reading:)

 

SIAFBB Beach Reads Title Wave

Don’t forget to check out their Facebook event going on today as well!

SIAFBB Facebook Fun

 

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You want romance novels only? Here’s the place to go!!!

Love Indie Romance’s Sizzling Summer Reads

There will be some Facebook fun with Love Indie as well! Join us!

Love Indie Romance Facebook Fun

 

 

Fun times ahead…

Eek! You know what I just realized today? It’s only a week away until two amazing events start! Woo hoo! Book sale events are always so much fun!!!

On July 1st, a super duper fun event with Support Indie Authors is going on. One day only sale! The #SIAFBB Beach Reads Title Wave will have 75 free & discounted books to choose from. Say what?! That’s a lot of books you need to have.

And you know what else #SIAFBB will be having that day, a super fun Facebook event featuring some of the authors offering free & discounted books. Make sure to mark your calendars!

Check out the SIAFBB Facebook event here!

The other awesome event going on the same weekend is the Summer Sizzling Reads with Love Indie Romance. Get a great selection of free & discounted romance reads on July 1st and July 2nd. A wonderful two day event!

They will also be hosting a fun Facebook event with some of the authors featured in the book sale in their Facebook Group, so join today!

Check out their Facebook Group right here!

I’m pretty excited about these two events. I bet you’re wondering what books I’ll be offering. Eek! Okay, I’ll tell you!!

One Taste of You (Book 1) will be free, and One Taste of Love (Book 2) will only be $.99! Awesome, right?! And hey, don’t forget that One Taste of Crazy (Book 3) is on pre-order right now for only $.99! That’s the entire series for only $1.98. Woo hoo!

I’ll also have Sunrise Awakening for free, and Sunset Darkening only $.99!

It’s gonna be a great weekend filled with fun, sales, and books, books, books! Doesn’t get any better than that. Save the dates and come join the fun!

Christmas in July Facebook Hop

Do you love Christmas? I do! It’s one of my favorite holidays! The music, the decorations, the family fun, it’s all just wonderful. ♥ I am busy working on another Christmas story for this year, and maybe that’s why I’m so excited for the holiday to get here. So I decided, why wait? Let’s celebrate it in July!

I’m organizing a fun-filled Facebook Hop, dubbed appropriatedly, Christmas in July Facebook Hop. Awesome, right? There will be giveaways on each page and a big giveaway on the event page with Christmas in mind. Gifts galore!

If you’d to participate in this awesome event:

Please Sign Up Here

If you’re a lovely reader and want to mark the event:

Please Click Here

Can’t wait to celebrate Christmas in July with all of you!!! ♥

 

 

Sales, Giveaways, Takeovers…Oh, My!

Welcome to June! Where has the time gone? Seriously?! I have lots of fun news to share. First, The Danger With Love is on sale for only $.99 from June 1 to June 7! Eek! So exciting. ♥


To make it even more exciting, I also have a Goodreads Giveaway going on from June 1 to June 9 to win a signed paperback copy of The Danger With Love. *claps excitedly*

Click here to enter the Goodreads Giveaway

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I’m also joining the Book Haven Book Blog Turns One Blog/Author Hop! That starts today (June 1) and ends on June 6 at 12 AM CDT. Gosh, what a week of fun!

Join over 120 authors of fun. Each stop will have a giveaway *squeals with excitement* with a grand prize at the main event for an Amazon Kindle Fire!

Join the fun here!

Oh, and here’s my page if you wanna hop there to see what I’m giving away!

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Stay tuned…I’ll be doing a few Facebook Takeovers this month as well. Here’s a sneak peek:

♥ BHBB Reader Cave Author Takeover: 7:00 – 7:30 PM EST on June 6, 2017
(Note: This is a closed group. Must join to participate.)

♥ Ember-Raine Winters Beautiful Deception Release Day Party: 4:00 – 4:30 PM EST on June 30, 2017
(Note: This event will be held in The B & B Naughty House. This is a closed group. Must join to participate.)

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Have a beautiful Thursday!

Escaping Memories is on sale!

Where has the time gone? It’s the end of May already! Say what?! The year went so fast that after Memorial Weekend, my kids only have two days of school left and then OMG they’ll be home with me! ♥ Hehehe That rhymed. *chuckles*

I feel like I’ve been neglecting this little darling of mine, and we can’t have that, because I love all my books. lol For the next few days Escaping Memories will be on sale for only $.99!

 Only $.99! From May 28, 2017 to May 31, 2017


Click here for a sweet romantic suspense!

Sheriff Logan Caldwell just wants to keep his beloved county safe, yet feels like he fails when a father kills his own daughter. Open and close case. Nothing more for him to do but start his vacation like he originally planned before that tragedy swallowed him whole. He never imagined the day would get worse when he finds a woman in his cabin. She’s dirty and bruised with blood all over her body. She has no memory—of anything. He failed the little girl, but he won’t fail this woman. He swears he’ll find out who hurt her, keep her safe, and help her gain her memory back. Only problem is, he just might fall in love with her at the same time.