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Saturday, December 29, 2012

What it's all about!

It's about your family, the people you love.
It's about your life and the things you hold dear.
And finding a job that lets you enjoy all that and
make ends meet.

It is not about your job. Everything else does not fit neatly
in a box to be death with when you get home.

Not if your doing it right in my opinion.
Yes, your family needs money to survive.
They need food on the table and clothes on their backs.

But you know what, they THRIVE and Survive on LOVE.
Pure and simple.

What do your kids see when they look at you?
What are you teaching them with your words and actions?

I knew as a teenager that I and the man I chose to marry would
be about family first.
God would provide the rest.

Those moments when the camera is on a shelf and your spending time
together, those are the ones you will always remember.
So will your kids.
Get down on their level. Let them sit on your lap.
Watch a Disney movie, eat popcorn, joke, laugh, tickle, above all
enjoy this!

You will regret it deeply if you live your life for a job.
Your kids will grow up and be gone.
They won't come home because its just an old house.
Home is in the heart of your parents'.
It's where you feel love the moment you pull in the drive way.
Its when you tear up when it's time to leave.

And I promise you now, if you cant spend time with your babies
and show them they are the most important thing in your life, they
will not have that.

I admit I have a "fix it" complex with a bit of control problem in me.
I also speak my mind. If you are close to me and I love you, I'm gonna tell
it how it is. I get that from my granny.
She believes as do I, that if you love me back you will forgive, if not,
Sorry but that's how I feel deep in my heart.

I want all those I love to have the best relationship with everyone in their life they
possibly can have.
And that is why I chose this topic.
Plus, I needed to vent. lol

So this new year think about How your kids see you.
Is it the way you want them to see you?

Friday, December 21, 2012

CFP Winner Announced

Today is the day I announce the winner of the book
Cure For Pain by nm Facile!!!

I am sorry I could not get to it yesterday.
I am very busy with Christmas baking, shopping,
and wrapping presents.

Thank goodness for coffee!

If you do not win this is a great read and I recommend
that you read it anyway.
here is a few links where you can purchase it, in both hard
copy and ebook versions.

These are a few of the Authors links if you wish to follow her.

The winner is MELISSA KIMBLE!!!!!
Congrats Melissa nm will be sending you a copy soon!

Merry Christmas to all my readers!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Messy Men leaves Mom a Messy Place

I was sick for an entire week.
And what does that mean for a housewife?

Yep, You know it.
I came out of the fog to find a house Completely MESSY!
Dirty dishes everywhere!
Trash All over!
Dirty Floors!

Yep, I have 2 boys in my house besides me, so
when mom is sick the house is sick too.

So I have been cleaning up the house,
catching up on my writing,
awaiting any news from the Publisher (Central Avenue),
And checking my Christmas list twice!


Our First official holiday party begins this weekend.
Are you ready for Christmas yet?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Cure For Pain is a great book!

Today I am talking about a new book Cure For Pain by NM Facile.
I have and Interview with her as well as a copy of the book to
Give a way too!

So I loved Cure For Pain. Ty Jaden is a newly reformed heroin dealer on parole, or is he reformed at all?
All Ty wants is enough money to get out of town and go somewhere warm and sunny.
And he is very close to that when he meets an Angel, Mary Flynn.
Mary is a volunteer for a safe works place which is just such a place Ty should stay away from.
Everyone tells Mary that Ty is dangerous and bad for her to stay away.
But who doesn't love a bad boy, right?

I couldn't put it down. NM always gives great characters and her writing draws you right in.
Her visuals are great and I always love her characters immediately.
It's a steamy love story that's sure to make you lose sleep if like me you read in bed.
I never wanted to put it down to go to sleep.

This is the perfect time of the year to curl up with a great book and a cup
of cocoa so get your copy and do just that!

Here is a short interview I did with her last week.

How does it feel to have your 2nd book published?
Reassuring. Having the second one published tells me the first wasn't just a fluke. It also makes it easier to start on a third book, just knowing that I can actually do it.
When you submitted Across The Hall did you think you wanted to pursue writing full time? Or were you surprised at how far you have come?
I've wanted to be an author since high school. I even started Across the Hall in college. I didn't think I would be able to write full time for a long time yet, with kids at home, but Across does well enough that I'm able to devote more time to writing. What did surprise me was how quickly it all happened. The publishing world is changing and the old days of submitting a book and waiting months or years for an answer are no longer here. The big publishing houses are still like that but small houses work faster and sales can be just as big as they are with a large publisher.
Across The Hall did so well that now your books are being printed for sale as well as in digital format. Does that have any impact on how you see your self as a writer?
In some ways it does. Personally I knew that I wrote a book and people were reading it, but for some family members not being able to hold that book made it harder for them to grasp. Once the book was printed and they could see it, my job became real. Having a printed book does validate me as an author some, but I've been reading ebooks for years and I've always seen that as the way books sales would go.
I read that you are working on something new, can you tell us anything about it?
I'm just in the early stages of pulling all the ideas together. I'm planning to have it set in the 1950s. It's about choices and missed opportunities.
Who is your favorite Author?
That is a harder question for me because I read different genres. My favorite romance author is Jude Deveraux. Thriller author is J. D. Robb. Fantasy author is George RR Martin. Fiction author is Howard Fast.
And just for fun, what is one thing you want for Christmas?
Well I just got a new laptop early and that was what I really wanted. I would love to get a year subscription to Movie Pass
So Do you want to win a copy of the book and a CFP Bookmark?
To enter to win comment with your name below.
For an extra entry:
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then in the comments section leave the URL so that I can see you posted it.
Winner to be announced Thursday Dec 20th.