Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Apology from Aruba

I'm writing today to express an apology from Aruba. No, I'm not in Aruba, but that's where my mind is! As a Christmas present, my family was given a trip to Aruba, and we enjoyed spending New Year's on the warm, breezy island. (That's me and my husband, enjoying the national park and the rugged, rocky shore.)

We snorkeled, relaxed beside the bright blue waters, took a rugged tour of the island's undeveloped side, ate the best fish dish I've ever tasted, zipped down waterslides, feed food to iguanas, soaked in the culture (fireworks = "klap" in Aruba), went parasailing, saw a double rainbow in vivid colors...

And now I'm bustling to catch up and finish another draft of my novel before our new puppy arrives... NEXT WEEK!

Please forgive me for not being as active on my blog or social media sites as I'd like! I'll be sure to post puppy photos soon.

Like the blog says, cozy mysteries *crazy* life!

Oh, and "bon ana," a little late!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Warm up your winter!

Is anyone else cold? It's in the 60s here in North Carolina, but I feel cold... and I do so despise feeling cold! One of the ways I distract myself from the chilly weather is by losing myself in a good read. But where can we find that good read? Thankfully, the team of authors I participate in is holding a two-day event: It's the Beach Book Blast Warm Winter Reads, and we've got a TON of great ebooks priced to sell! Come check out our website at

While you're at the Book Blast website, surf around for books (including Private Deception by yours truly) and enter the Rafflecopter contest for your chance to win the grand prize of a $50 Best Buy gift certificate (perfect for purchasing e-reader add-ons like a swanky e-reader cover) and a $25 gift certificate to a major e-book seller of your choice (Amazon, B&N or iTunes). The second place prize is a $25 Amazon gift certificate: not too shabby, either! 

Also, drop by the participating authors' websites and blogs (see the list below) as many of the authors are also offering prizes on their individual sites.