Spring Fling Blog Hop Winners!


Here are the grand prize winners for the Spring Fling Blog Hop!

Kindle Fire— Sally Fryman Wagoner

$75 Amazon Gift Card— Eva

$25 Starbucks Gift Card— Eva Millien

$25 Blushing Books Gift Card— Kathy Osborn

$25 Loose-Id Gift Card— Jessica Subject

And here are the winners of my prize, an eCopy of Cupid’s Arrow:


Anyone who even glances at my blog once in a while knows I’m a total suck and that I love announcing winners…sigh, so it’s no wonder right that I decided on two other winners – YAY!

Okay, so because I feel sorry for Marybeth who’s stuck in snow – you’re a winner too!

And for Ray who thought Cupid’s Arrow was an original and unusual title – you won a free copy of Cupid’s Arrow!

Hope I made someone’s day 🙂



Featured Author at The Romance Studio!



This month I’m the Featured Author at The Romance Studio. Check out my interview with the lovely Laura (she had me smirking with her replies to my answers). If you stop by and make a comment, you’re eligible to win a free copy of Cupid’s Arrow. Here’s the link:


And here’s a little sample:

Q: Please tell us about Eli. What kind of man is he? What makes him the perfect hero for this book?

As a boy, Eli had learning disabilities which went unrecognized and treated. He was labelled ‘stupid and slow’ and was headed down the wrong path. His mentor, Ignatius, caught him in the act of burglary, but saw something worthwhile in Eli and nurtured him.

Eli’s devoted to his widowed mother and his two younger sisters. He has a soft spot for the underdog–especially disabled kids and bends over backwards to ensure they get a fair chance.

Any guy who loves his mom and sisters and challenged children is a hero in my eyes.

Q: Mine too! What is it about Stephanie that intrigues him?

Note: You have to be  a member to comment.

Have a terrific Tuesday!



Happy Valentine’s Day!

cupids_arrowHappy Valentine’s Day!

Congrats to Kelly, Larissa, and Julianne who’ve all won a copy of Cupid’s Arrow!

I know, I’m a total suck. It’s so hard for me to pick one winner. I always feel bad for those who don’t win.  Winners, please email me with your preferred eBook format ASAP.

Here in South Florida we’re enjoying cool weather. The high today will be in the low 70s. I know the rest of the country’s freezing, but we don’t get this kind of coolness often, and we really relish it. Today, I get to wear one of my three cashmere sweaters. Yay!

Where ever you are – I hope someone warms  your heart and soul with a Valentine’s Day treat!

Have a good one!




Valentine’s Day – Cupid’s Arrow Contest

Cupids_Arrow-Jianne_Carlo-BannerMy total bad, everyone. I’m blaming this one on the cold and the stomach flu brain disconnect still lingering around. I forgot to mention in yesterday’s post that, since I can’t send everyone chocolates or flowers on Valentine’s Day ($$$), I’m running a contest for a free copy of Cupid’s Arrow. To enter the contest you can do anyone of the following:

Leave a comment on my blog

Leave a comment on this post on Facebook

Tweet or retweet something about Cupid’s Arrow

Leave a comment about Cupid’s Arrow on Goodreads

Send me an email mentioning Cupid’s Arrow

For everyone you do, you get a contest entry. I’ll announce the winner on Valentine’s Day on my blog, Facebook, and Twitter.

Good Luck!




Cupid’s Arrow is Released! Yay!


It’s a great Monday morning. Not only am I fully recovered from bouts with the cold AND (could the man up there have been more generous?) a stomach bug, but I can finally announce that’s Cupid’s Arrow is not only released but available!

Not only that, but today Cupid’s Arrow is featured at Cover Reveals *evil grin*. How’s that for perfect promo planning? Here’s the link: http://coverreveals.blogspot.com/

Here’s the cover and tag line followed by a little teaser.

Stephanie and Eli go toe to toe on every project, but the attraction is irresistible. When a theft occurs – is it a love or an alibi?


From the second he’d set sight on Stephanie his one goal had been to take her off the market. Permanently. He hated it when another man touched her, even Ignatius.

The room smelled of her, all gingery and spicy. He glimpsed a wicked lacy red thong peeking out of her half closed carry-on and stifled a frustrated howl as images of him licking a trail around the flower-trimmed panties fogged his lust-crazed brain.

“Sorry about that. My phone’s been zinging all morning.” She tucked the cell into a denim purse and flashed him her signature upturned-at-the-corners smile. “First Iggy, then Jacques, and then Christine.”

Eli pressed his lips together. Had she texted him before speaking with Iggy and Jacques? Was he last or first on her list?

“Are we having breakfast in the hotel?” She fiddled with the brass latch on the bag.

“I arranged for room service. Here.” He thrust the flowers at her. “What did Dardin want?”

“To let me know he’s put a trace on the missing DVD.” She sniffed the peach tipped roses. “Thanks for the flowers.”

The buzzer rang and he stomped his way to the door not liking the fact that Dardin had Stephanie’s cell number one bit. “That’s probably breakfast. I ordered you a ham, mushroom, and triple cheese omelet with bacon, sausages, hash browns, and rye toast.”

She stared at him the whole time the waiter fussed with the food cart. Those slanted eyes peeped at him over the bunch of roses she still smelled. The second the door clicked shut, she asked, “How’d you know?”

“You eat breakfast in the cafeteria every morning. It’s Tuesday.” For someone whose creativity scaled the heights, Stephanie had repetitive eating habits.

Color ebbed and flowed across her cheeks. “You noticed what I eat?”

“I notice everything about you. You take your coffee with two packets of cream. You like fizzy ginger pop, double bacon cheeseburgers with the works, and extra pickles.” He couldn’t stand it anymore, ate up the distance between them, and hauled her tight against him. He nuzzled her neck and sighed. “You changed your shampoo a month and a half ago. I like the scent of this one better. Kinda gingery.”

She pressed her palms to his chest, tilted her head back, and gazed at him, mouth slightly agape.

He took advantage immediately and kissed her, greedy to taste her again. He savored the minty heat of her and sipped along the plump seam of her lips. “Mornin’ honey. I’ve been chomping at the bit since dawn our time.”

She blinked a couple of times. “You should’ve texted me. I’ve been up since then too.”

Immediately he pictured her all sleepy and warm and cozy. His dick leaked and he had to clench his groin muscles and choke back a groan. Waking Stephanie up in myriad depraved scenarios had preoccupied him most of the morning.

Get a grip. Breakfast.

“Eli, you’re crushing the roses.” She nudged his shoulder.

He let her go in stages, forcing his arms away from her narrow waist, teasing both eyebrows with tiny kisses before blowing out a long breath, and pulling a chair close to the cart. “My lady, your meal awaits. I told them to leave the vase empty.”

The smile she threw him rivaled the brightest sun he’d ever seen. “You thought of everything.”

Eli watched her lithe fingers arrange the flowers in the crystal vase he’d ordered, and shifted the chair under the table after she sat down.

Instead of sitting opposite her, Eli situated himself right next to her. He lifted the silver domes one by one and took a deep inhale. “Nothing like the smell of bacon.”

“I know what you mean. After I saw Babe for the first time, I vowed that I’d never eat bacon again. That lasted about a day. It was the one aroma that made me hungry even during the chemo.” All the color drained out from her cheeks and she clamped her hands over her face.

“Chemo?” Eli gaped at her. The peach in her cheeks paled. All the happy animation she always radiated dissolved. Too stunned to absorb the notion behind her declaration, he repeated, “Chemo?”

Hope you enjoyed.

May Monday Meet you Merry!

Ouch. Couldn’t help it. I’ve been alliterating all weekend.