I Don’t Share with Mice!

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My friend had an encounter with a furry rodent! Yuck!

Originally posted on Pink Fuzzy Slippers Authors:

I really don’t like mice, not even small ones.

I was working just hours ago when a mouse invaded my workspace. I have a comfy rocking chair with a rocking ottoman. My laptop and I love that I can put my feet up when I’m tired and have work to edit or pages to write. I sat down when a fresh glass of tea, prepared to finish edits on Cheerleader Dad to send to my editor. I had put the glass on a table to my right.

Good thing I looked at the drink before I grabbed it. A mouse stared at me as though wondering what new goodie I had brought for us. Who knows what the critter tasted?  I left to grab and bait two traps to put on the table, but the stinker didn’t leave. The traps were small but maybe too heavy duty for the little…

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Midsummer’s Eve

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Now I want to finish my fairy-timetravel-highlander book!

Originally posted on Pink Fuzzy Slippers Authors:

Sunday, June 21st, is the summer solstice, better known as the first day of summer. It is also known as Midsummer’s Eve or the Wiccan celebration of Litha. I thought it would be interesting to share some of the ancient customs of this night.
The summer solstice is the longest day of the year in the Northern hemisphere.
If Stonehenge is anything to go by, summer celebrations have a millennia-old history. While the ancient druids may have commemorated the fertility of the season, many of us are just happy to get outdoors after a long winter. Stonehenge_heel_stone
In a lot of cultures, the solstice marks the start of summer. In Scandinavia, where it’s known as Midsummer, it is one of the biggest holidays on the calendar. The day is celebrated with copious amounts of herring, vodka, singing, and a dance around the maypole. Throughout much of Europe, it’s referred to as…

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Spring on the deck.

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We built a new deck last fall. I enjoyed it during the fall and hated for winter to arrive. Eagerly I waited and waited for winter to end and spring to arrive. We had several false starts here in Georgia, but finally it’s here.

I couldn’t wait to get back to the deck, to sit out and enjoy my morning coffee. To sit at my pretty white Bistro table and enjoy my breakfast. You see, this is the first Spring in my adult life that I’ve been able to do what I want, when I want. The reason? I retired at the end of the school term of 2014. I spent the first six months catching up on all those things I’d left for when I retired. Finally caught up and ready for a more leisurely pace, I eagerly awaited those crisp Spring morning and finally they arrived.

I made…

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Hot Kiss Blog Hop

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I have joined a blog hop. Don’t know what I’m doing, but I’m going to try to figure it out. I think I have to post a hot kiss. I can do that I love to write hot kisses. Let me go find a good one! Be right back!

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Here’s one from Little Lies which will be released very soon!

Zack took the wine glass from her hand and placed it on the small table beside his glass. Slowly, but with deliberation, Zack pulled Sara into his arms and lowered his lips to her.

“I refuse to single-handedly set equal rights back fifty years,” he whispered just before his mouth settled gently on hers.

His lips were firm, smooth and warm as they slanted across hers. Gentle tingles started from the contact and moved slowly along her nerve endings, cascading lower until they settled in her belly, warming her in a deliciously sensuous way. Her body had never responded with such wild cravings as Zack’s touch prompted. These intense urges were foreign to her, as was this instant desire that left her knees weak. Her rational mind credited it to the riot of hormones flooding through her system. Regardless of the reason, her body was ready for Zack.

The trail his mouth scorched from her lips to her cheek ignited fire in her blood and mind. Her skin tingled as he moved lower to her jaw. She let her head fall back as he found the tender skin just beneath her ear. She struggled to maintain control, drew a ragged breath as Zack tasted and nipped his way to the hollow at the base of her throat.

“We should take this inside,” she whispered as Zack’s fingers slid her dress from one shoulder.

Spring Fling Multi-Author Book Giveaway

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Spring Fling, find a great romance to read!

Originally posted on Pink Fuzzy Slippers Authors:

romantic flower bouquetTo celebrate the first day of spring the Pink Fuzzy Slipper Authors are kicking off this loveliest of seasons with a romance giveaway. Each author is contributing one eBook in kindle or nook book to be awarded to the lucky winner, selected from the visitors who leave us a comment. We’ll announce the recipient of all these books on Monday. Comment away, and welcome to our updated blog. We used to be on Blogger, but recently moved to WordPress.

Below are the books we’re offering, an eclectic mix of romance from  a talented bunch of ladies.

From USA Today bestselling author, Mona Risk, a sweet and humorous romance novel,  her new release, WEDDING SURPRISE:

Monas CoverBlurb: Two weeks before their wedding, Claire and David receive an unexpected announcement that can destroy their relationship. Is their love for each other strong enough to turn the worst wedding surprise into the best?

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Love Me Some “ing” Verbs.

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MM is a great editor and she knows I really love the ing verbs when writing.

Originally posted on Gilded Dragonfly Books:

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Turning from the window, Mary faced her laptop to write her blog.

Love me some ing verbs!

I live in the Deep South, so what else is new? Many of us useing verbs in our writing to add variety to our sentence structure. We use them in dialogue and in narrative. The problem is that MANY writers use ing verbs incorrectly. Yes, we do. Though I am a grammar teacher, I’ll try to make my explanations simple. (snort)

“I’m fixin’ to go to the store.” works in dialogue if your character speaks that way.

Writing fixing ruins the Southern part of that structure.

“I am going to the store.” works to show intent or in answer to a question about   where a character is going. (There is nothing wrong with using present progressive tenses.  We have a variety of tenses, just as we have a variety of…

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