Hearts & Scribbles

Monday Mayhem...New Title!

Happy Monday! Do the weekends keep getting shorter and shorter? Or is it just me?

At least for the most part, it was a beautiful weekend. I spent a lot of it working outside and soaking up some fresh air before old man winter rolls around and chases everyone inside.

It was a busy weekend. I worked on cleaning up my inbox. It still has more in it than I'd like but the only way it gets moved out of the inbox is if I completed whatever task is associated with that email. It helps to keep me from forgetting things...which happens if I don't have reminders. Part of the time I was working on interviews and blog posts for my upcoming release and I just glanced at the calendar and it's hard to believe but A PRINCESS BY CHRISTMAS will be digitally released next week. Wow! Time is flying.

And something else I did was read AA's for the second book for my Italian brother duet that will be out in March/April 2015. It was so nice to revisit one last time with Stefano and Jules.

BTW, I now have all of the titles. :-)

The duet is called: The DeFiore Brothers

Book #1: THE PLAYBOY OF ROME (March 2015)


And what am I doing today?

Well, I've been invited by the editors of Harlequin Romance to be a part of an exciting 8-book continuity. My book is #2. :-) My characters are Angelo and Kayla. Last week I wrote out their synopsis and this week I'm starting the book. I am in the honeymoon phase of my process. Everything sparkles and shines at the beginning. It gets harder as it goes along and the nerves set in. But for now, I'm going to enjoy starting a new project.

I hope you have a wonderful week!!! :-)

My Friday Read...

With my two upcoming books out the door and now a synopsis completed for Angelo and Kayla's story, I'm enjoying a little sunshine and reading time. *big happy smile*

And this week I'm reading a new to me author, Terri Osburn. I picked up the first book in her Anchor Island series, MEANT TO BE. I'm only a 1/3 of the way through it and I must admit that I'm intrigued to know what the one brother is up to in the book. I'm usually really good a guessing but the way this is written, things could go either way and I love that. I'm also really enjoying the secondary characters that bring the island to life. 

And that's all I'm going to tell you because I don't want to ruin the book for you. If you're looking for a good book to read this weekend, then definitely give this book a try. ;-)

Sometimes the next best thing is what you’ve been looking for all along…

Beth Chandler has spent her whole life pleasing others. She went to law school to make her grandparents happy. She agreed to marry her workaholic boyfriend, Lucas, to make him happy. And, despite her fear of boats, she took a ferry to see Lucas’s parents just to make them happy.

While suffering through a panic attack on the ferry, Beth meets a tall, sexy stranger who talks her down from her fear—and makes her heart flutter in the process. Soon, she has a new reason to panic: her gorgeous, blue-eyed rescuer is Lucas’s brother, Joe. But could she ever leave her fiancé for his own brother…even if Lucas is more focused on making partner than on making their relationship work…and even if Joe turns out to be everything she never knew she wanted?

Filled with excitement and delight, Meant to Be is the story of a young woman torn between urban pressures and small-town pleasures.

Weigh-in Wednesday - Keeping Up...

Hi. It's that time of the week again...time to check in. I missed last week because I had two book deadlines and they had to be my priority. But anyway I'm here with some good news. Yay!

Now that I'm getting back on track, I've lost six pounds. Not a lot but it's steady and as long as it keeps up, I'm happy. :-)

I've been doing my elliptical on a regular basis combined with Weight Watchers. I love that fruit and vegetables are free on WW. But some of the other point values do have me scratching my head. Like my little bowl of yogurt and granola is 7 points. Seems like a lot for such little. But I'm not giving it up. I love it and it keeps me from getting hungry when I'm exercising. So to my way of thinking it's worth the points.

Now I know I owe you some recipes I will make a point of getting one posted next week. This is the time of the year when I tend to come up with more recipes. So keep an eye out for them.

So who out there is getting in shape? Are you following any specific exercise or diet plan?

Tuesday Thinkable...

If you take too long in deciding what to do with your life, you’ll find you’ve done it.
— Pam Shaw

FYI, today Belle's Book Bag is hosting me or rather my book on her blog. If you have a chance, please stop by. :-)