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Romance Writers of America® 2018 RITA® & Golden Heart® Finalists Announced!

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Earlier this week the 2018 finalists in the Romance Writers of America® RITA® and Golden Heart® contests were announced.

It was an absolute thrill and surprise to get the call from RWA President Dee Davis letting me know that my debut novel HIS PERFECT PARTNER has been named a double finalist in the categories Best First Book and Contemporary Romance: Mid-length.

For the full list of authors and books, visit the RWA website or check out the article in HEA USA Today!

Congratulations to all the finalists!

See you in Denver for the Awards Ceremony and celebrations!

My Favorite Phone App

Writer Wednesday

It’s Writer Wednesdays again!!

This time, my friends and I are chatting about our favorite apps on our phone. I have to admit, my phone is overloaded with apps—some I rarely open, others I don’t go a day without using. Some I’ll cry if they’re accidentally deleted. 😀

Which one is my favorite? Heck, that’s impossible for me to answer. In part because it depends on the time of year or the season or the moment…

But to keep this blog short, let’s see if I can narrow it down.

I have the usual suspects—Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram—all of which I check multiple times a day. Especially if there’s something special going on like an author FB party or a release day. And because I enjoy staying in touch with family, friends and readers.

My daughters have also turned me on to Snapchat. My snaps are limited to select family members and few friends, though. We like to take silly pics and make each other laugh. So those pics are usually the ones we don’t wanna post on social media, we just send to share a chuckle with one another.

But what are a few apps that might not be as common among my author friends and me? Let’s see…

During college football season, you’ll find me checking my University of Florida Alumni Association app before game days. They’ll share updates and news about game day events and times.
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You’ll also commonly here the ESPN theme chiming on my cell as I get a score or news alert from my ESPN app.

But my absolute favorite sports app is my MLB (Major League Baseball) app. We are weeks away from MLB’s 2017 Opening Day. Once it’s upon us, my MLB app joins the battle for my absolute all-around favorite. That’s because, if my Chicago Cubs are playing, the MLB app allows me to listen to the live radio broadcast. Or checking the score. Or reading the highlights. And hoping to fly my “W” flag!
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Right up there with my MLB app, gunning for the Top App billing, is my Kindle app. I never thought I’d like reading on my cell, but I love that if I’m waiting in line at the grocery store, or meeting someone who’s running late, or wind up with a quiet break at some point in my hectic day, I’ve got multiple books on my phone, waiting to be read.

 

His Perfect PartnerAnd finally, because my debut novel, His Perfect Partner, Book 1 in my new Matched to Perfection series, is now up for pre-order, my Amazon app has become one of my favorites! This debut is a long time coming, so it’s fun to click over to my author page and see my book on-line. 😀

Wanna check out what can’t-miss apps the other Writer Wednesdays authors are sharing? Click on over and see the fun they’re chatting about on their blogs.


Sharon Wray, Tamra Baumann, Pamela Kopfler, Kay Hudson, TL Sumner

The Big Reveal Sneak Peek Part 2

YAY!!!

Kensington is releasing the second peek at the cover for His Perfect Partner, my debut novel. Join the fun as we build the anticipation for the full reveal next week! 😉

 

I’m so excited to share Tomás and Yazmine’s story with you this October as part of Kensington’s Zebra Shout line!

 

If you’re as ancy as I am, look out for the pre-order link next week!

The BIG Reveal!!

Extra! Extra! Read All About THE BIG REVEAL!

The cover for His Perfect Partner, my debut novel, is ready for release!

Join the fun here, on Kensington’s Instagram page, as we share a little of the cover at a time. Talk about building anticipation and excitement! 😉

His Perfect Partner will release by Kensington Books as part of the Zebra Shout line in October 2017, but it will be available for pre-order next week. Exciting times!!

For now, I hope you love Tomás and Yazmine’s cover as much as I do, and I look forward to sharing their story with you!

2018 RWA® RITA® double finalist
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Represented by Rebecca Strauss DeFiore & Company

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