I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve posted a blog. I know I’m horrible at promoting but not every post is a promotion, or it shouldn’t be.
So a new non-New Year resolution ––– “Stay in touch.”
I wrote a blog on Over The Backyard Fence for the 4th. I’d love for you to pop over and maybe comment. OTBF is eclectic blog by a small blog community. We have a lot of fun and would love to have you join us.
Here in the Pacific NW (known for it’s abundance of rain), we have been having record-breaking temps. As you might guess a lot of us don’t have A/C. So right now I’m trying to get one asap. I’m regressing. Must be the story teller in me. :)
Anyway, I recently purchased a plant that like me droops in this weather. It looks about ready to gasp its last breath, I water it, and it comes back to life. Yesterday I finally took a bucket and a bit of yarn and helped the poor thing out. I’m thinking some containers like this might help some of the other plants that want more water.
I know this doesn’t take a rocket scientist so why did it take me weeks to do it. :)
Have a Happy Safe 4th and stay cool.
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Brrr, cold outside this morning. But the sun is shining.
Just a quick note to let you know that I’m the featured author on the Snow Globe Contest today. If you have a second pop over for a visit. The site is at http://snowglobeawardcontest.vpweb.ca/contest-participants
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A Warrior’s Love is offered at a 10% discount at Bookstrand. Offer ends midnight CST, December 2nd.
November has been a busy month with a short Christmas story release and now I’m so happy to say the release of the 3rd book in the Blackhawk Brothers series.
A Warrior’s Love is Tyrell’s story. I wasn’t sure when I started if it would be Devon’s, Tyrell’s or maybe even both of their stories combined. But, as has always happened, as soon as the characters step out they take over. They come to life and the story unfolds in their point of view.
Bookstrand will keep exclusive rights for a few weeks and then the book will become available on other outlets like Amazon, Barnes & Noble and hopefully your favorite store. Available in e-book immediately it will also be offered in print in a few months.
Tyrell’s eyes narrowed as he watched the woman. Along with a distinct dislike, there was something else. Something as familiar to him as breathing asserted itself, making him catch his breath. Tamping down a growl, he willed his totem, the wolf that lived within him, to be still. Two months ago, he’d lived more in his wolf form than his human one. The whole team had. Wolves didn’t need a fire at night to keep them from freezing. They could blend into the terrain. It was the defining factor of their team, what made them able to carry out rescue missions that were all but impossible. That was then, and this was now. It was his and his team’s decision to change their course. Living a domestic life meant he would have to let his wolf form sleep. No more shifting, no more letting instincts dominate.
He took a deep breath and forced a smile. “I see you brought company.”
Devon motioned for the woman to slide into the booth beside Tyrell and then took the seat next to Page. “Page, Tyrell, this is Nadia. She is on the way to New York with her grandmother.”
That figures. She looks like New York. Tyrell barely kept himself from speaking his thoughts out loud. He glanced over at Devon, who looked a little uncomfortable. To bad they hadn’t had time to finish their breakfast because if they had, they could have gracefully vacated the booth and left Devon to it. As it was, he could envision some indigestion. He again fought against the wolf as he picked up her scent. Damn, why did Devon seat her beside him.
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After being pretty quiet on the news front, Bahama Christmas is giving me something to blog about. Jillian Chantal is featuring Bahama Christmas over on her blog today. It’s an interview and I love Jillian’s questions. They make me want to pull out my luggage and book a cruise. So for a bit of cruise ambiance pop over it’s at http://jillianchantal.com/2014/11/20/lavada-dee-and-bahamas-christmas/
And, Bahama Christmas is also featured on Snowglobes Festive & Fun mini contest. This contest runs from today through Nov. 26th. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment with the Title and Name of the author of the cover your voting for and your email address. Snowglobe is at http://snowglobeawardcontest.vpweb.ca/mini-contests wishing you all luck.
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Jennifer Snow is holding her annual Holiday Contest. I judged for this contest last year and was impressed with the quality of writing. My Christmas book last year (No Perfect Marriage) wasn’t released in time to enter it. I vowed to not have that happen this year and with that motivation Bahama Christmas is an entry.
This is a really a great contest for Authors and Readers with prizes for both. Right now they are holding the Simply Christmas mini contest. And the prizes for this one are:
- A book cover ad in Still Moments Magazine
- A book cover ad in the chat room on Coffee Time Romance & More website
Winning Voter Prize:
- $10 Amazon Gift Card (delivered wirelessly)
- e-copy of The Mistletoe Melody
The schedule for the mini contests are:
- Simply Christmas Nov. 6-12
- Warmth of the Holidays Nov 13-19
- Festive & Fun Nov 20-26 (I may enter Bahama Christmas’s cover in this one)
- Catchiest Opening Line Nov 28 – Dec 4
- The contest closes Dec 5th with a Last minute cover contest
Take a break and pop over to the website at http://snowglobeawardcontest.vpweb.ca/ you’ll be glad you did. Oh and be sure and send me a post if (when) you win. You can do that in a comment to this post or email me at Lavadadee@gmail.com In return I’ll send you an e-book of one of my Christmas stories to say Congratulations.
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It’s been awhile since I’ve had a release or much of anything new to report. At least writing wise. Life just sort of got in the way. Well that plus retirement. And, while I’m loving it I do miss not getting the creative high from seeing a book I’ve written launched.
Bahama Christmas, is a short Christmas story. I’ve been trying to do one a year with the end product being an anthology that I’ll do a print run on as well as an e-book.
Maddie Coleman is ready to move on, but first she has to get through the holidays. It has been two years since her fiancés death and her friends and family are ready to help but Maddie doesn’t want any help. She doesn’t want blind dates and feeling like the fifth wheel. Solution, a cruise and not the ones for singles.
Dane Matthews has long denied his feeling for Maddie but no more. With a mission in mind he books on the same cruise. He’s tired of the big brother roll he has been cast in. What once was a big age difference is no longer the case because her twenty four years to his thirty five pales in light of the woman she has become.
As the ship pulls out of port Maddie turns from the rail and right into Dane. The years fall away and she is again the young girl with her school crush. Her excitement at seeing him quickly morphs into the old guilt. He rejected her once, will he do it again.
It’s for sale at most online bookstores, search for Lavada Dee or go to my books page and click on one of the links.
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I know many are experiencing severe weather. Here in the Pacific NW we are getting some heavy winds and rain but feel fortunate we don’t have to shovel it. Good reading weather but then it’s always good weather for me to read.
I just got notification that my publisher, Bookstrand, is featuring Forever Love as a retro release and has it on sale for $2.50.
Roman Ragazzi, criminologist turned bestselling author, works as a special investigator for the prosecutor’s office. When Bethany Towers is assigned to prosecute his latest case, he has a problem. He thought he’d gotten over his love for her, but finds out a love like theirs isn’t all that easy to walk away from.
Bethany knows she’ll be working closely with Roman, and she’s not sure she can keep her professional and personal feelings separate. She’s loved him for what seems like forever and knows she always will. Once he felt the same way, but she made a decision that changed their lives. Will telling him the whole story restore his love, and what about his trust? She wants it all.
“I admire women who escape abusive and violent relationships to build a new life for themselves. I can imagine their sacrifices, fears and loneliness. I wanted to write a romance around the dark side of their life to bring out the hope of happy endings.” ~ Lavada ~
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