Saturday Night Serenade–Welcome, New Year!

We’re counting down to the New Year. Can you believe it’s going to be 2020? Didn’t we all think we’d be driving flying cars by now? And eating simulated food pellets or something?

I cannot tell a lie, I’m very happy to wave goodbye to 2019. It’s been an incredibly rough year. We’ve loved, we’ve lost, we’ve worried, we’ve regrouped…

Here’s hoping for a peaceful new year, a chance to catch our breath and make a new plan. I think that’s why Better Days by the Goo Goo Dolls is on my mind this week. 2020 is a chance for a do-over. For all of us.

Better Days

And you ask me what I want this year
And I try to make this kind and clear
Just a chance that maybe we’ll find better days
Cause I don’t need boxes wrapped in strings
And designer love and empty things
Just a chance that maybe we’ll find better days

So take these words
And sing out loud
Cause everyone is forgiven now
Cause tonight’s the night the world begins again

I need someplace simple where we could live
And something only you can give
And thats faith and trust and peace while we’re alive
And the one poor child who saved this world
And there’s 10 million more who probably could
If we all just stopped and said a prayer for them

So take these words
And sing out loud
Cause everyone is forgiven now
Cause tonight’s the night the world begins again

I wish everyone was loved tonight
And somehow stop this endless fight
Just a chance that maybe we’ll find better days

So take these words
And sing out loud
Cause everyone is forgiven now
Cause tonight’s the night the world begins again
Cause tonight’s the night the world begins again

Better Days by John Rzeznik

From our house to yours, we wish you a very and prosperous New Year surrounded by those you love. Be sure to give them a hug.

Happy Saturday night!

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!

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.

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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Today’s The Day!

I’m so excited to be celebrating Launch Day for the Rannigan’s Redemption Collection! 🙂

Pandora Spocks

Finally Available in One Boxed Set!

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The Rannigan’s Redemption Collection

by Pandora Spocks

Rannigan’s Redemption is the story of the complicated relationship between sexy high-profile Manhattan attorney Michael Rannigan and sassy red-haired fellow lawyer Maggie Flynn.

Michael and Maggie meet at a job fair, where he hires her practically on the spot.  She’s smart and good her job.  But there’s more to it than he’s willing to admit.  He’s attracted to her.  Which doesn’t make sense.  She’s nothing like the women he dates.  She’s way too smart, for one thing.

And Maggie’s in love with him, too.  Realizing the situation is all but hopeless, she contents herself with working with him.

One night tears them apart.  And from that point they’re both just running rogue, each making questionable decisions in their professional and personal lives.

A moment of desperation brings them back together.  After Michael has burned all his…

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Luke & Bella Anniversary Event

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year! I hope you can join me. 🙂

Pandora Spocks

Luke & Bella anniv. event

My first erotic romance novel, Luke & Bella: Two Streets Over, was published a year ago on June 7, 2015.  Funny story, that–I didn’t actually intend to publish it at the time.  I thought I was merely uploading the draft and I’d have the opportunity to tweak with the formatting and make one last proof-reading run-through.  Instead, boom, I had a book that was live on Amazon.  One of the many lessons I’ve learned along the way.

On Tuesday, June 7, I’m hosting a First Anniversary Celebration on Facebook and you’re invited.  The event runs from 8:00 am-8:00 pm, EDT.  What can you expect?  There will be excerpts from Luke & Bella, reviews, fun facts, and maybe a couple of surprises.  Plus, I’ll be taking questions all day.

And, if you’re not following me already, I’d love for you to ‘Like’ my author page on Facebook.

Just to…

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