Spring on the deck.

Originally posted on Pink Fuzzy Slippers Authors:

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!


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


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.


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

Originally posted on Gilded Dragonfly Books:


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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Good People and snow!


Gilded Dragonfly Books has a new anthology coming soon! Love this cover!

Originally posted on Pink Fuzzy Slippers Authors:

Last week we Georgia folks saw snow! Yes, snow.  Yankees comment on our shutting down everything when even one snowflake falls.  Last year we didn’t shut down and people were stuck in a storm of snow and ice. There had been warnings but a lot of people headed home at the same time and a tad late. Truckers from all over lined the highways and interstates.  School buses full of children spent the night in those buses. Kids spent the night in school, causing outrage for those poos kids and those stupid southerners who didn’t know how to handle snow.  Many good folks proved Southern hospitality still exists and took water to as many stranded motorists as possible. A lot of good came from the bad.

Back to my recent experience. Snow was imminent, according the weather folks and I needed to make a trip to the bank, my Ex…

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Wickedly Exotic Winter Erotic Wonderland


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I have a new story out in this awesome anthology. All proceeds go to the National Autism Association. This project was very close to my heart because I just retired after twenty years as a special education teacher. Download you copy now for an exciting, hot sexy read and to help with Autism research.

WickedlyExoticCover updatedMy story is Wonderland by Night, the heroine is an ER nurse who takes an exotic vacation after working long hours during the holidays. Her vacation package includes unparalleled opportunities for personal interaction, but does that include a gorgeous werewolf lover?


Download your copy today! This anthology took #1 in its category, now please help us put it into the top 100 on Amazon so we can give more to the National Autism Association.  Remember all proceeds go to Autism research. Get your copy today!

Haunting Tales of Spirit Lake, our Halloween anthology/ Nan Monroe


I love anthologies and this one has lots of great stories. Nan Monroe’s Sepia World is very different. I enjoyed reading it.

Originally posted on Gilded Dragonfly Books:

From Haunting Tales of Spirit Lake



Nan Monroe

The night before my parents were killed in a car accident I dreamed of a huge baby buggy smashing through a window of the twentieth floor of a high rise.
I am not, nor have I ever been, a great talker. My custom has always been to observe, listen, and hold my thoughts inside. People call me “unknowable,” and I can’t say they’re wrong. After the accident I hugged my silence more closely than ever, but in a strange moment when I felt my heart would turn inside out if I didn’t speak I told Ethan Chance about my dream. Ethan was my closest friend, because among all the kids my age, seventeen, only he shared my passion for black-and-white movies. Even when I don’t care to talk about my feelings or my views on…

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“Everything Is Awesome!”


This is an exciting new author and part of a great new anthology.

Originally posted on Nan Monroe:

“Everything is cool when you’re part of a team,” proclaims that zingy song from The LEGO Movie. In the context of the movie, the song turns out to be ironic, but for me the words ring true, as I’m part of the team of writers at Gilded Dragonfly Books, and we are celebrating the publication of our newest holiday anthology, A Stone Mountain Christmas.

I had a chance to chat with my fellow Gilded Dragonfly writers when I attended my first (as Nan Monroe) meeting of the Georgia Romance Writers on November 15. Here’s a picture of us; my husband Matt, whom my writing comrades have dubbed “Nan’s prince,” took the photo:

Gilded Dragonfly family

Front row L – R: Carol Ansardi, Mary Marvella, Jackie Rod. Back row L – R: Melba Moon, a.k.a. M.J. Flournoy, Nan Monroe, Yasmin Bakhtiari.

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