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August 22, 2017

There are so many places I’ve been lucky to see, but still so many places I’d love to go! The Grand Canyon. Machu Picchu. The Great Wall. Vienna and Salzburg (a Sound of Music pilgrimage). Prague. Korea (with my #kpopsurfshop daughter!)


Of course, one of my fav places to go is the Jersey Shore and I hope you’ll enjoy seeing it through my eyes in the At the Shore series.


So how about you? What places would you go? Do you have a place from one of the books you’ve read where you’d like to go?

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Published on August 22, 2017 05:09

August 21, 2017

He first caught my eye in Inception and ever since then, it’s tough not to drool over bad boy Tom Hardy. Also check out Tom in Warrior, a fantastic boxing movie.



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Published on August 21, 2017 05:36 • 2 views

August 17, 2017

Whenever the weather hits 90 and I think about complaining, I remember this and think – I’m so glad it’s not winter!

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Published on August 17, 2017 05:08 • 2 views

August 15, 2017

Rookie of the Year Sports RomanceThose of you who visit often know that I am a baseball lover and I took that love of the sport and wrote Rookie of the Year. It’s the first of two books about a fictional New Jersey baseball team. I hope to have Winning Season up by later this year.


Today, snag your free copy of Rookie of the Year here while supplies last: https://www.instafreebie.com/free/j7l1p


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August 14, 2017

What can I say? Those baby blues get me every time. Plus, I love how funny he can be in shows like Parks and Recreation and You, Me and the Apocalypse. He’s still looking as fabulous as he did back in the old Brat Pack days.


So it’s a Happy Monday with hottie Rob Lowe.


Rob Lowe 2012 Shankbone 2


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Published on August 14, 2017 05:14 • 5 views

August 9, 2017

I’ve gotten a little slammed at work and with a new writing gig so today’s post is a short one. For me, it’s always fun to connect with both readers and authors and this giveway gives you a chance to get together with some of my writing friends. Please take a moment to check it out!


Prizes for Readers Giveaway

I’m participating in a fabulous contest with my author friends at: https://www.prizesforreaders.com/


Enter for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Amazon or Barnes & Noble (your choice,) while voting for best blurb and cover. Super easy one-click entry, no Rafflecopter or anything complicated. Winner will be announced on Aug 16th or Aug 17th.


No matter what, you are a winner! Even if your name is not selected for the gift certificate, you will be receiving free book download links from us for your reading pleasure.


Must be 18 or older. US, Canada, UK only. Void where prohibited.

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Published on August 09, 2017 05:25 • 3 views

August 8, 2017

It’s that time of year when there is a bounty of vegetables available to cook. One of my favorites is eggplant. Whether grilled, a la parmigiana or rollatini, it’s a tasty treat!


Today’s tip is how to make caponata which is a type of eggplant spread. It’s great over crostini or if you want, tossed with pasta.


Caponata

Ingredients:


1/2 cup olive oil

1 onion finely chopped

1 celery stalk finely chopped (I like the inner hearts with the leaves)

2-3 garlic cloves finely chopped

1 1/2 pounds eggplant diced into half inch cubes (remove some of the skin to reduce bitterness)

4-6 Roma tomatoes, diced (remove the seeds and skin if you wish. I normally don’t)

1 8 oz can tomato sauce

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

2-4 tbsp sugar

1/2 cup capers (rinsed clean of salt or squeezed to remove vinegar)

Directions:


Put 1/4 cup olive oil in large skillet and heat.

Add onion and celery and saute until you they are just starting to get a caramel color.

Add the remaining 1/4 cup olive oil, garlic, and heat.

Add the eggplant and stir until the eggplant is getting browned.

Add the apple cider vinegar and deglaze the pan.

Mix in the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, capers and sugar.

Cook until all the vegetables have melded together. About half an hour.

Salt and pepper to taste. Also, caponata has a sweet/sour kind of taste to it. Add vinegar/sugar to taste.

Place in a container or toss some with pasta!

Caponata will keep for about a week in the fridge.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Tuesday Tip!

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August 7, 2017

I’m one of those authors who does not put up pictures of their characters to have visual confirmation of their looks. Funny because I am a very visual person normally. So the character is always formed in my brain first and when I’m asked to provide photos for the publisher’s art department, I have to start searching for people who look most like the characters in my books.


This weekend I was channel surfing and came across the second Paul Blart: Mall Cop movie. I love Kevin James and decided to give it a go and who was in it but Latin hottie Eduardo Varestegui. Eduardo has been in a number of telenovelas as well as English language movies like Chasing Papi and more recently, Little Boy, which was produced by a production company in which Eduardo is a founder and partner.


I kind of think Eduardo could play Owen Pierce from One Summer Night. Love the dark wavy hair and light eyes (I am a sucker for those!). It kind of matches Owen’s nearly black hair and silvery charcoal grey eyes.

Eduardo Verastegui

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August 4, 2017

Besides the shower, I get some of my best ideas while walking and on top of that, walking is a great way to stay fit and lose weight. I shoot for at least 12K steps a day, but usually average more like 17K. If you want to join me on my walking journey, be my friend on Fitbit: http://fitbit.link/2wdmwL9.


Here are some good articles for you about how to use walking to improve your overall well-being:



Exactly How to Lose Weight By Walking More at Women’s Health: http://bit.ly/2we2Pmj
30 TIPS WHEN YOU’RE WALKING FOR WEIGHT LOSS at Eat This, Not That: http://bit.ly/2wdqGmj
How To Start Walking When You Have 50+ Pounds To Lose at Prevention (love love love this magazine by the way!): http://bit.ly/2wdGBki
Yes, Walking Can Help You Lose Weight—Here’s How at Self: http://bit.ly/2wdqbbK
13 Mental Health Benefits Of Exercise at Everybody Walk: http://bit.ly/2wdzvwe
How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain at The New York Times: http://nyti.ms/2wdr4kL
The physical and psychological benefits of walking at Active: http://bit.ly/2wdH7Pg

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! I’m hopefully off for a stroll along the boardwalk if the weather holds up!

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August 3, 2017

Today’s throwback is not all that long a toss since I’m going back to last week and the RWA conference in Orlando, Florida. Sharing some photos of my friends, workshops, fireworks and other fun things!



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