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Wading slowly toward the white object fluttering in the half-light, she made out a hand. She edged closer, batting at mangrove spider webs. “Hello?” The whisper came low and raspy. “Help….me.”

Monday, September 15, 2014

Joyce Holmes Welcomes Me and Tommy (and Armand) Today

Joyce Holmes has graciously consented to host me at her lovely website today. Read about Tommy's tree house and Armand's lack of gymnastic abilities here:

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Zelda's Back

Sometimes I wish for the days of Nick and Nora, Fred and Irene, Miss Piggy and Miss Peel.

The Real thing  (6/28/14)

She arrives as usual in a fur coat
Sable I think
Tosses it to the hat check girl
Along with her Tiparillos, which are no longer acceptable
She stops
Pulls a lipstick from her tiny clutch
Presses it to her carmine lips
And follows Germaine to her usual table.
At least this is how I remember it.
Zelda is no longer the center of attention. But
Only because the attention is on lesser things.
When did we wobble away from the diamond?
Why have we settled for the simulated topaz?
How could Georges not be there
Dancing in attendance?
Where is the music
The white tie
The tails
The rhythm?
Zelda settles gracefully at my table.
You're mouldering little one.
The world has not changed.
Elegance is in the mind.
The little people have never acquired the knack and will never
Be able to strip us of it.
Elegance isn't a matter of giving but of receiving.
It is a generosity of spirit that embraces the outliers, the undertakers, the fishmongers
Even the plumbers
And knows them to be interesting because they are human.
Elegance even allows the poor blighters who wave the banner of elegance in defiance of the truth
To exist.
So said Zelda
Before her first sip.

You can imagine what she had to say after the second.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Unfiltered Speech Today--Including a Hot Excerpt

Karen Samoranos' cleverly named blog Unfiltered Speech in a Politically Correct World is allowing me to speak freely about my new romantic suspense Whirlwind Romance today. I talk about how the story led me by the nose into a tropical paradise full of intrigue and romance and sharing a HOT excerpt on the joys of make-up sex. Look for it here:

Thursday, September 11, 2014

News Flash: Whirlwind Romance Cheaper than Therapy

Today finds me at Linda Andrews' blog Much Cheaper than Therapy (isn't that a great name for a blog?) In my new romantic suspense, Whirlwind Romance,  Lacey, who makes jelly from wild plants, finds unexpected fruit in her mangroves after a storm and is swept into a morass of palace intrigue along with Armand, a mysterious castaway. So I'll be talking about jelly making and adding a HOT excerpt about bath fun. Not only that, but you have a chance to win a copy of Whirlwind Romance!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tommy's Tree House and an Island Paradise at Lily Bishop's Today

Pirates, Puritans, propaganda, and princes—pieces of the puzzle in the whirlwind romance between a beautiful jelly maker and a mysterious castaway. Drop by Lily Bishop's fabulous site Don't Call Me Sugar today for a funny PG excerpt from my new romantic suspense Whirlwind Romance—plus I'll let you in on the secret of my setting.