Love is in the Air Giveaway Hop!

I haven’t done one of these in a while, so welcome to the Love is in the Air Giveaway Hop, hosted by Under the Covers Book Blog.

I figure it’s the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day is by spreading the love around. So for this giveaway I’ve got a digital package for one lucky reader. They’ll get a copy of three of my books, Secret Fantasy, Memories of Me and You, and The Spirit Board.

You can enter by using the rafflecopter below. It does have one mandatory option, where you can find the answer in the rafflecopter widget.

Secret Fantasy (

For Britney O’Leary choices made when she was still a teenager have haunted her throughout her adult life. When she thinks she has lost her job, she runs how to her twin sister Connie, hoping to make sense of her life. 
Jason Evans has one regret in his life, that would be letting go of his first and only love. When he’s forced to confront the secrets of his past, will he be able to make sense of his future? 
Sara Johnson has always dreamed of being an actress. When she has a chance to make it come true she finds herself in a world filled with secrets about her past, and finds something she didn’t know she was looking for.

Memories of Me and You (

Clarissa Reynolds life was going exactly the way she wanted it to. She had a fiancé, great job and amazing apartment. Everything was going swimmingly until Derek Gaves came back into her life, bringing with him the memories and heartbreak of her college days. Will Clarissa be able to keep things together, or will this disturbance lead her to discover what she really wants.

Derek Gaves realized he’d made a mistake in college when he let Clarissa get away. He never thought he would see her again though, but once he does, he knows he can’t give up hope that maybe they might find their way back to each other where they belong.

The Spirit Board (

Ali thinks that it’s just a regular Friday night of hanging out with her cousin Jack and his friends. That is until the Spirit Board comes out and Jack is insistent that they give it a try to see who they can contact.

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Clean, blank, dead of hope

Light against darkness and dusk

Tweet, tweet hunger sky

Tomorrow is New Years Eve, I don’t know about you but I am a total home body that night—even more then I am usually. Part of this is I’ve spent a good handful of my past NYE’s sick, usually with the flu. So for me it’s the perfect night to chill at home, relax and say good bye to the past year and welcome a new year of opportunities.

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This week’s playlist is full of some of my favorite Christmas songs, that are lighthearted and fun.

Can you believe that Christmas is this week?

My how time has flown by this month.


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This weeks playlist is for the times when you need to just take a break and escape the hectic chaos that seems to sweep us all up.


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Christmas Survey


Eggnog or Hot Chocolate?

I am for sure a Hot Chocolate kind of gal.

Does Santa wrap presents or just put them under the tree?

Usually they’re wrapped, unless they’re just the sort of thing that can’t be wrapped. Last year Santa brought my boyfriend a Beta Fish, which just had a bow and gift tag.

Colored or white lights?

Colored lights on the tree, in the kitchen above the cabinets, white lights and greenery on the deck.

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The Whine Bags

Over the weekend I chatted with an old friend about all sorts of things from Hollywood relationships, the soap opera Sunset Beach and my days as a chef on the Polar Express.

Here it is! Episode twelve of The Whine Bags. Patrick is joined by Kat Halstead on Skype; she’s the writer of Hello Againand a treasure trove of other books. Kat fills Patrick in on her early days as a chef for a re-enactment of The Polar Expressand the shocking revelation that Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are an item. Meanwhile, Tom Cruise has set sight on another late-90s starlet and discussion of the now-defunct NBC soap opera Sunset Beach. Also, don’t forget to check out Kat’s website at and we humbly apologize for the drop in audio quality near the end, we are not professionals (or wizards). Mazel Tov, ya’ll.

You can check out the podcast HERE.

Oh and if you’re curious, this is what I looked like back in the Polar Express days.

This playlist is of my favorite Christmas Love songs. It’s probably the group of songs I listen to the most while writing during the season.


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Late Night Movie: I’ll Be Home for Christmas


Ya know what I love? Christmas Movies, even the bad ones. My Tivo can quickly be filled with the movies from ABCFamily, Hallmark, Lifetime and even ION. Sometimes you can find a good one (Dear Secret Santa) and sometimes you can find really bad ones (Snowglobe). Usually though somewhere in between are the ones that are so bad, they’re good.

So since I’ve just spent a good twenty or so minutes browsing through Netflix trying to find a Christmas movie to watch, I of course ended up adding several new items to my list.

Tonight I’m drawn to I’ll Be Home For Christmas, even though I’ve seen it a bunch of times already. It’s actually a favorite of mine, so what better way to kick things off?

Besides, who doesn’t want to watch a movie starting Jonathan Taylor Thomas?

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I don’t know about you, but one thing I love is Christmas shopping. I’ try to do as much of it online as I can so the boyfriend doesn’t see what I get him. Seriously stores, the thin white bags at Christmas just don’t cut it. The other day I had to wrap a towel around a present to keep it hidden! So if you’re doing your shopping online, this is the perfect playlist to listen to. Or even if you just need a little bit of Christmas at the moment.

Have you gotten any of y our shopping done yet?


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