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Some of my #favoritebooks of all time ~ Share yours ~ PS They’re not all #romance

I’m happy to welcome The Wild Rose Press author Charlotte O’Shay to the Power of 10 series. Today, Charlotte shares ten of her favorite books and her new release, A Model Engagement. Here’s Charlotte! Thank you for the chance to appear on your blog Joanne. I enjoy following you. Writers write but more than that, […]… Continue reading Some of my #favoritebooks of all time ~ Share yours ~ PS They’re not all #romance

Meet some new book boyfriends, Welcome

Mini Book Tour~Wild Rose Press Authors

School's back in, autumn is in the air and... there's no better time to find some new authors and books to relax with as the evenings turn chillier. We at the Wild Rose Press are a diverse bunch. We hail from all over the USA and the world. We write in every romance genre so… Continue reading Mini Book Tour~Wild Rose Press Authors

the writing life, Welcome

Tough Mudder-hood

It's Mother's Day for another couple of hours. After last week's rant, where I uncoolly raged against those who would make light of a new mother's need to make choices in the workplace, a few observations: Nothing, no thing can ever prepare a mother to be a mother.There is nothing you can read, although yes,… Continue reading Tough Mudder-hood

the writing life, Welcome

Wishing you a Klondike connection or Mr.and Mrs. Jack Sprat

I was sitting at this very desk a few nights ago attempting to add precious words to my work in progress. After a long, wearying Wednesday, the love of my life was unwinding in the other room reading the newspaper. Deep into Chapter 12 of the first draft of my next manuscript, I didn't realize he'd… Continue reading Wishing you a Klondike connection or Mr.and Mrs. Jack Sprat

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The Marriage Ultimatum ~ Cover Reveal

Tah dah. Here it is. I'm so excited! The cover of my debut, spicy, contemporary romance, The Marriage Ultimatum soon to be published by The Wild Rose Press. Isn't it gorgeous? Kudos to the super talented Kristian Norris for a fantastic job breathing visual life into the story of Sabrina & Vlad and their journey to… Continue reading The Marriage Ultimatum ~ Cover Reveal

the writing life, Welcome

The waiting is the hardest part or why I’m still nauseous

Tomorrow I'm going to a baby shower. The adorable invitation and the purchase of the baby gifts including a spiffy everything old is new again muslin baby blanket, brought back a rush of memories about how it felt to be pregnant with my first child. My debut baby so to speak. Despite all of the… Continue reading The waiting is the hardest part or why I’m still nauseous

the writing life

Saying I do to The Bachelor

I swear it started out innocently enough. I was just doing a little research. After all, I write about happily ever afters. HEAs specifically in the realm of contemporary romance. Surely it was an obligation to turn on the television and see just what the marriage of contemporary romance and reality TV had spawned? And… Continue reading Saying I do to The Bachelor

Thank You St. Anthony

when the ringer became the ring

In my debut contemporary romance, The Marriage Ultimatum, there comes a moment when Vlad gives Sabrina an engagement ring. Without revealing any spoilers, I will only say that Sabrina believes she received the ring for all the wrong reasons.  She doesn't believe in romantic love but she still feels the symbolic weight of the ring.… Continue reading when the ringer became the ring