Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Day #3 of the 'Tour'

I'm over at Jany's Book Blog today, so come by and give me some love?

Today's excerpt foreshadows Off The Clock.  I was happily writing CR when all of a sudden, Austin 'demanded' I include Harmony House.  Enjoy!

“Lisa was telling me about it.  She said the restaurant is open, but not the rest?  Something about it being part charity, part club, part teenage hangout?  And Austin Harmon owns it?”

Brian drained his cup.  “Yes.  Remember how Austin used to get into so much trouble, and spent time in juvenile hall? He won the lottery last year and decided to provide a safe place for kids to hang out so he bought some acreage and began building last fall.  The kids can take golf lessons, tennis lessons, swim in the pool, shoot hoops, play soccer, and get homework help –basically, anything they could want or need.  He’s not going to turn anyone away because of their income level.”

“That’s a fantastic idea,” Natalie exclaimed.  “How about transportation from school?”

“He’s hired one of the bus drivers.  A lot of the programs are still in the experimental phase.”  Brian stood up and fished his cell phone from the pocket of his shorts.  “I’ll give him a call and see if he’s open tonight.”

“It’s Sunday and late,” she objected.  “I don’t want to bother him.”

“Nat…he’s a friend.  He won’t mind.”  Brian had already dialed and was listening to the music in his ear.  “Austin?  How are you?”

CR can be bought here:) 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Day #2 of the Goddess Fish Tour:)

Welcome to Day #2 of the Review Tour!  Today you get to go to two places, DanaSquare and Freda's Voice.  So comment away!

Today's Excerpt:
Austin drummed his fingers on his desktop, and, as the door to his office opened, picked up a sheaf of papers and waved them at her. “Care to explain this?” 

Cara’s complexion paled, but she continued to look him in the eye. “The snack bar is in need of an overhaul. The counter is rotting, the windows are cracked, and there’s no air conditioning out there. One of the microwaves needs replaced, and shelves need to be built in the storeroom.” She crossed the room as she spoke and settled herself in the oak chair in front of the desk. “Those are the estimates from bidders. I told them you’d make a decision by the end of the week. Repairs are set to begin at the end of the month.” 

Austin struggled to contain his rising temper. “And how did you come by this information?” he demanded. “I hired you to straighten out my office, not to start running the place.”

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Monday, July 29, 2013

On The Road With Goddess Fish:)

This entire week my latest, Off The Clock, will be on a review tour, courtesy of my publisher and Goddess Fish:)

At the end of each day, one lucky comment will be chosen for reader's choice of my back list, and yes, comments count if you post them here or on my FB page:)  Info can also be found on Molly's blog and the Goddess Fish blog.  So come show me some love this week?  It's already gotten two so-so ratings on GoodReads, so I have a feeling my ego's going to be a bit bruised.  At the end of the tour, all comments go into a hat and someone will win a copy of Class Reunion, plus a $10 Amazon GC.  Publisher is awarding a $10 Freya's Bower GC, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win:)

In the Good News category, according to my sales report, Class Reunion is catching up with Teacher's Pet for the title of Kenzie's Best Seller.  Thank you to everyone who's purchased my books!  I'll have to get busy and finish those twelve WIPS, ha ha!

For today's stop, go over to Addicted Reader

Austin Harmon is intrigued by his quiet, efficient new administrative assistant. Why does she have an obsession with her watch, and what does she do after hours?

Cara has put her social life on hold while caring for her elderly mother. But after her boss helps her through a crisis, she can't deny their attraction. Romance and Alzheimer's don't mix... or do they?

“Austin! Where did you find her?” His best friend Ryan clapped him on the back. “She’s fantastic, man! Nothing like Leslie.” 

“She answered my ad in the paper. She’s my office assistant.” Austin Harmon took a sip of his drink and followed her with his eyes as she paused to speak with an elderly couple. 

“You lucky dog! You banging her or is she taken?” Ryan adjusted his striped tie. 

A flash of anger welled up. “Stay away from her,” Austin warned. “Leslie left my office records a mess and 
Cara finished sorting everything out today. She’s a dream come true.” 

“I’ll say. And are you kidding? Andrea would string me up alive if she even caught me looking at another woman. I was just thinking of you, man.” Ryan smiled and held out his hand. 

Austin shook it. “After the Leslie fiasco, no more office romances. Harmony House doesn’t need any more visits from the Health Department.” .” He spotted one of his suppliers moving toward him and disengaged his hand. 

“Excuse me a moment. Drew! How are you?” 

“I’m doing well, Austin. Tell your young lady the delivery will be made at nine o’clock sharp on Thursday, and that I’m tossing in a surprise for her at no charge.” The middle-aged man with the bad comb-over smiled and pumped Austin’s hand. “I had no idea you had plans to improve the snack bar by the pool. Excellent idea, and I’ll be glad to fax over the new supply list in the morning.” 

Austin’s smile froze. “New supply list?” he repeated. 

Drew Daniels looked puzzled. “Yes, for the new line we just started last month, for healthier snacks. Didn’t 
Leslie tell you? I sent her the form a month ago. Cara called me yesterday, and I told her more about it earlier tonight.” 

“Oh, that supply list.” Austin recovered from his slip. “I’m sorry; Cara did mention it, but we haven’t really had a chance to discuss it in detail. And Leslie is no longer in charge of my office.” 

“Yes, so I’ve heard.” Drew adjusted his glasses. “If you don’t mind me saying this, I’d give Cara a raise. That girl has worked her magic. Everyone I’ve spoken to has sung her praises tonight, in a way they never spoke about Leslie, no offense.” 

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