Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Reading Romances July 2012 Results

July turned into a great reading month for me. Which is fantastic because not only did I need to catch up on some great authors, but I needed the escape and downtime too. My daughter's surgery was a huge success, but the recovery is a long one and being up every few hours meant more reading time during that first week post-op.

Just as a refresher, Nat offered the following choices for the July reading challenge:

TOPICS: 1) Read a book that has a “male profile” on the cover. 2)

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Real Life Heroes

Last week I vented about my disgust and frustration with real life villains, but I'm happy to say while I know there are plenty of villains in the world, I have a persistent optimistic streak and I believe there are plenty more real life heroes out there to offset them.

Thinking about our very busy and eventful summer, there have been plenty of heroes running around and helping us... but today I'll highlight the three who helped me through a single tough day recently.

There was the dear

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Cool Summer Celebration

It's my birthday and two dear author friends are helping me celebrate... and readers get the presents!

Regan Black's Author Page
Kathy Carmichael's Author Page
Vicki Hinze's Author Page
We celebrate and everyone wins. Happy Reading Everyone!
Live the

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Lovely and Heroic Last Kisses

While I've had first kisses on the brain lately, sometimes my favorite kiss is a goodbye kiss. Or the end of the book kiss that gives a reader that happy sigh moment with all the promise of bright tomorrows ahead for the happy couple.

Personally, there's the delightful kiss each morning as my husband leaves for work. It means the house is now void of human distractions. But by the end of the day, when I need an adult to talk to, that welcome home kiss tops the list. I guess above all,

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Cocked & Loaded Patriotic Fun for Readers!

Welcome to another great blog hop! This one brought to you by two amazing bloggers of all things sexy, paranormal and just plain fabulous: Ronda of Queentutt's World of Escapism and Nikki of Close Encounters of the Night Kind!

As an Army wife, it's always a pleasure for me to be a part of events that honor our men and women who serve. Those in uniform and the families who support them give so much of themselves to preserve our freedoms here at home and to improve the lives of others

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Who Is Your Hero?

The other day on Facebook I posted one of those pencil sketch cards (thanks to Karen Hawkins and Sabrina Jeffries) in which the couple was happily dancing. The caption: Tell me again how big your library is. For avid readers like me, that puts a new spin on the most 'romantic hero'.

But what precisely defines heroic?

We're taught that brave, courageous people are heroes - and that's true. Those who charge in to rescue or liberate those in need are definitely heroes. We read bigger than

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