Saturday Night Serenade–Welcome Summer!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  It’s the unofficial start of summer.  Nevermind that we’re having a tropical storm here in the Sunshine State.

I’m in the mood for long hot days, lazy afternoons at the beach, cookouts, and tall fruity drinks with lots of rum.

I’m starting out with my favorite summer song, Raspberry Beret by Prince.  The video is a little weird, but with enough rum, it kind of makes sense.

I hope you’re having a nice long weekend, spent with those you love.  Be sure to give them a hug.

Happy Saturday night!

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Tampa Indie Author Book Convention is returning in 2018!

What are your plans for July? Come see me and some of your favorite Indie Authors in Tampa!

Tampa Indie Author Book Convention

As we quickly approach the end of the year, 2018 is just around the corner!

With that comes vacations, spending time in the sun and reading a good book. Why not take a trip to the beautiful state of Florida?

This year will be a two day event! 2 signings, author panels, VIP meet and greet and an after party!

The La Meridian Hotel is a beautiful venue, full of history and literary beauty. Room discounts are available (limited) by mentioning Tampa Indie Author Book Convention when booking!

July 14th and 15th, 2018 will be your chance to meet your favorite authors, meet new ones and pick up a book or two to remind you of the exciting time you had.

Tentative schedule of events –

Saturday – July 14th

VIP Meet and Greet
Pictures with your favorite authors (courtesy of Donna Peden with CVA Photography)
Panel and Q&A sessions

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I’m Hooked!

This is a blog about date night. How can I resist this guilty pleasure?

Pandora Spocks

I’m write steamy love stories.  I read steamy love stories.  So obviously, I love romance.  But I never thought I’d get hooked on a new reality show.

Have you seen the new NBC show, First Dates?  I never intended to become a fan, I promise.  But it happened to be on one night, and after a few minutes, I couldn’t look away.  The premise is that couples meet at a trendy Chicago restaurant for a blind date.  The hopeful romantics are diverse in age, race, and sexuality, and watching them struggle through awkward introductions is both funny and heart-warming.  I can’t look away, and even my love is hooked, much to his chagrin.

Airing Friday nights on NBC, it’s the Americanized version of the British program of the same name.  Ellen DeGeneres is the executive producer, and the episodes are narrated by Drew Barrymore.

Here’s the official description from the…

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Saturday Night Serenade–Happy Earth Day!

It’s a beautiful mild day here in south Florida.  I hope it’s nice where you are.  It’s the perfect kind of day to celebrate the earth and all it’s natural beauty.

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Click for the Grassy Waters home page

Not far from our house, in fact I pass it twice every day, is a huge wetlands preserve called Grassy Waters.  There’s a nature center, and boardwalk paths above the marsh.  You can walk for quite a ways observing the swamp with its palms, scrub, cypress trees, grasses, and countless birds and frogs.  I’ve never been there when I didn’t see a gator or two.

They offer natures hikes, guided canoe and kayak outings, and they have educational programs for kids.  But it’s not just a nice place to spend a few hours.  It’s an integral part of the system providing drinking water for the city of West Palm Beach.  The wetlands act as a filtration system for the water flowing north to south, full of toxins and pollutants from the massive farms further to the north.

Seems the powers that be would like to connect a couple of local east-west roads by running a connector north and south.  Which would mean paving a section right through Grassy Waters.  It would make things more convenient for residents, they say.  And it would only interfere with a small portion of the preserve, they say.  Plus, it would mean jobs.  Which is what they always say when they want to win over single-issue voters.

Hells bells, they might as well tack on a big oil pipeline for good measure.  Maybe try to dig out some coal or something else while they’re at it.  Because we all know, it’s the old Golden Rule.  He who has the gold makes the rules.

As for me, I’ll stick with the Lorax, who speaks for the trees.  And I’m happy to be watching the Planet Earth marathon on BBC America today.  Brilliant film making about a beautiful subject.  And tonight, Big Yellow Taxi seems like the perfect song.

I hope you’re enjoying this beautiful spring evening with the one(s) you love.

Happy Saturday night!

Lost & Bound Cover Reveal!

Happy New Year! It’s also Cover Reveal Day for my new book, Lost & Bound, which comes out January 31. Check it out!

Pandora Spocks

lost-boundJust in time for the New Year, here’s the cover of Lost & Bound, my new contemporary erotic romance novel, which goes on sale January 31.  It joins Luke & Bella as the second book in The Dream Dominant Collection, a series of light BDSM stand-alone novels.

Here’s Lost & Bound, in a nutshell.

Blake Walker is no stranger to tragedy.  Immediately following a horrific event years earlier, he was lost for a while until he embraced his Dominant nature and found his true calling.  But things change and now he’s back where he started, helping to run his family’s secluded lake lodge.

When pampered Hollywood starlet Shasta Pyke gets into trouble with the law, she’s sent to the wilderness of northern Ontario to cool her heels for a few weeks.  There she meets sexy bush pilot Blake, who is tasked with seeing to her needs as the sole…

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