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Reon Laudat
June 25, 2021 @ 6:27 AM

Ready to return to Mistywood Lane? If so, Hooked on You (Mistywood Lane Book 4) is available on Amazon.

Yay! I'm so excited to share this one. 

FINALLY! Whew!

And, honestly, I'm kicking myself for dragging my feet for so long.  :D

Here's the novel's description:

Mistywood Lane neighbors Preston Holmes and Zoe Rollins have been besties since the epitome of friendship meant sharing your Pokéman bubblegum cards. 
 
Now Zoe, crochet designer/owner of Hot Off the Hook/yoga instructor, is engaged to school teacher/up-and-coming assemblage artist Dante Gregory. 
 
 
Bucking the norm has been her style, so of course, she sidesteps a ............

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May 17, 2021 @ 9:02 PM

Color me surprised when my St. Martin’s Press editor reached out to tell me they were rereleasing If You Just Say Yes as a trade paperback with a fresh cover.

The first version was published in 2005 as a mass market paperback. It had an illustrated cover with shades of purple and pink. Back then illustrated covers were all the rage for romance. And the trend has returned in a BIG way in romance. Everything old is new again.

Oh, by the way, I was a phenom, writing If You Just Say Yes at ten years old. ; )

It’s been a while, so I had to read again to refresh my memory. Here’s the blurb:

When two journalists collide in the middle of a scandal, so does love and trouble-with a capital T.

 

Manhattan journalist ............

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May 17, 2021 @ 8:45 PM

I was so excited to see Beverly Jenkins on the cover of Writer's Digest  (Sept./Oct. 2020).  She’s a superstar in the genre and one of the nicest authors.
 
 I chuckle when I think back to my plot to meet her. I'd discovered we were relocating to a suburb of Detroit. Knowing she lived in the area was a plus.  I got on my husband’s nerves.
Me: ”You know, Beverly Jenkins lives close by.”
 
“Somebody told me Beverly Jenkins comes here.” (random locations)
“I saw her (hindsight, possibly just her doppelganger) leaving Panera.”
“Beverly Jenkins this.”
“Beverly Jenkins that.” 
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May 17, 2021 @ 8:39 PM

During the dumpster fire that was 2020, it was wonderful to have stress relievers you can always count on. For me, it's exercise and crafting.
 
 The yarn crafting community I’ve connected with online is a breath of fresh air! 
 
When I’m in a bad headspace, I “visit”  my yarny buds, then whip out my hook or needles. About a half hour later, I’m good--all zen- again. Seriously magic! :)
 
 
 Thought I’d share how I got into it and convince someone to give it a try. Be sure to read the articles linked below.
 
I started crocheting in third grade. A childhood friend taught me. We used to make purses. ............

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