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Reon Laudat
January 9, 2022 @ 8:57 AM

 

 
Hooked On You has a new look.
 
Yay!  
 
It debuted in June 2021 with a cover similar to the other books in the Mistywood Lane series, but the plan had been to switch it up after a few months.The time has come. 
 
 
 
How cute is this one? 
 
I LOVE IT! 
 
 
Preston!
 
Zoe!
 
Cupcake and Twinkle!
 
 
 
 I consider Hooked On You a milestone novel. I thought it deserved  an extra special cover. ; D 
 
 
I'm reposting a link to the book's first official review/rating.
 
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January 2, 2022 @ 9:16 AM

Happy New Year!
2021 wasn’t as wonderful as I’d assumed it would be.  I chuckle to myself when I think back to calling 2020 a "dumpster fire,"  so sure 2021 would be all sunshine or rainbows... *in comparison.*
 
NOT!   
 
Covid said, “Hold my beer! There's more!!!”
 
2021 had tests on a few fronts. And my word for 2021 and 2022 is resilience. 
 
 
 Though we are in the midst of another Covid surge with Omicron, I believe 2022 will eventually ease into the much-better category.
 
 
Reading: By Her Command by Wayne Jordan.
 
Detective Alesha Franklyn goes undercover and has............

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November 16, 2021 @ 9:12 AM

 
 
Quick note, if you haven't read He Could Be the One now is a good time. The first scene features a big Thanksgiving dinner. Though it's not packaged as a holiday romance, it's set during the holiday season, with related activities sprinkled throughout the first two-thirds of the novel, roughly 200 pages of a 300 page novel (using the trade paper count with smallish print to estimate.)
 
 
I have four T-shirts I often wear in rotation while writing.
One is a Target find: The Book Was Better. (Notable exception: The Godfather.)
 
 At a Romance Writers of America national conference I purchased Late Night with the Romance Writer, which .........

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September 18, 2021 @ 2:09 PM

Borrowed the title of this post from one of my notebooks.
 
This is how I try to start each morning.  I slip here and there, but my daily habit of journaling helps. My track record is decent. :)  Can't recommend the practice enough. It also keeps the focus on  blessings and what's truly important, especially when tested.  
 
TV: Psyched for Michelle Young’s season of The Bachelorette. Based on her edit, I believe she’s not there for the  clou-Tee, as Natasha from the most recent cycle of Bachelor in Paradise referred to it. 
 
Update posted Oct. 3rd: I'm making myself  sorta scarce on certain social media and websites due............

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August 10, 2021 @ 10:43 AM

Can you believe it’s August? Summer is winding down quickly, but I’m looking forward to fall, my favorite season. 
 
 I love everything about it –the leaves changing, sweaters, sunny days with cooler temps, and yes, more pumpkin spice!
 
It gets dang hot in these parts. If we could have fall all year long I would be perfectly happy.
 
The  ebook version of Hooked On You -Mistywood Lane Book 4 made its debut a little over a month ago. If you've already purchased and read your copy, don't forget to rate on the platform of your choice.
 
The print edition of Hooked On You  is available for those who prefer to hold an actual book in their hands............

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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 former editor at St. Martin’s Press reached out and told me they were rereleasing If You Just Say Yes as a trade paperback with a fresh cover.

The first version was published years ago 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. 

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 Michelle ............

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