July Is Going To Be Hot

Whoa! Hey there!

Passionate Ink Party 2011

From left: Miranda Baker, Cassandra Carr, Cristal Ryder, Daisy Harris, Shoshanna Evers

My head is still spinning from the IASPR conference and RWA11. Trust me, I will do plenty of posting about my experiences in NYC. It was awesome. But not today. I just dealt with 500 e-mails, no joke. I also wrote 1K while drinking my coffee this morning. Now I am deeply involved in backing up everything on my computer because it’s been breathing heavy for months, and I fear for my docs and recipes! It would suck to lose my hard drive…

However, I do want to tell y’all about a couple of fun things going on this week and this month. Want free stuff? Skyrockets in Flight, baby. Four of the hottest book bloggers out there have arranged a blog hop for the month of July. After you enter *my* contest, click on the link below and it will take you to a list of links. Each link will hop you to a blog. Follow the directions, and you can enter to win cool stuff on each blog you visit. In the interest of patriotism, I choose to believe that smokin’ hot guy is rescuing that flag. He is not wearing it. Wearing it would be wrong. Hot image though, hmm?


Skyrockets in Flight - 4th of July Weeklong Blog Hop!

For the Skyrockets in Flight Blog Hop, I’m giving away (internationally) a set of my Romance Trading Cards for Bottoms Up and SoloPlay, an ebook copy of my hot librarian/businessman/sex toy story SoloPlay, a $5.50 gift card to Samhain and a free Loveswept ebook! To enter my contest, comment on this blog post. Include your e-mail address (spell out the @ and the . to fool the spammers) and tell me your favorite summer treat. Mine is a drink we call the “Lemon Balm.” It’s lemonade, vodka, strawberries, mint and lemon balm. I love to sit in the front yard in the late afternoon and enjoy my refreshing beverage while the kids play with water… ah, summertime! The link is just below… happy hopping!

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Sizzling Summer Reads Party

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Another cool way to win free stuff is to visit the Sizzling Summer Reads Party at The Romance Reviews. You do have to register at The Romance Reviews before you can play the games, but they are giving away tons of hot books in July. If you like that sort of thing (God bless you), it might be worth it to sign up. My Q&A is on July 19th, and I’ll be in the Lounge chatting on July 11th. Click the banner if you want to check it out. 😀

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer! Happy Fourth of July! XOXOXO!



  1. Great pic looks like you all had fun! My favorite summer treat is simple I love sun tea and fresh fruit. Thanks for the giveaway and happy 4th!

  2. you definitely look like you had fun lol

    I’ve gotta say I love me a good big boy margarita 😀

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  3. My favourite treats (depending on what else I need to do that day) are either white wine spritzers or elderflower cordial diluted with sparkling spring water.


  4. Thanks for the giveaway. I’m not sure about my favourite summer treat but gelato is pretty awesome.

    jessicamariesutton AT msn DOT com

  5. Strawberry snow cones are my favorite summer treat.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    adsanders77 at gmail dot com

  6. My favorite treat is a slushie we make with tequila.Refreshing on a hot day 🙂

    Happy 4th


  7. Great meeting you at the RWA! Favorite summer treat…used to love drinking lemonade from one of those peppermint straws! So good. Rita’s custard is pretty awesome too!

    🙂 laurakayeauthor at gmail dot com

  8. My favorite summer drink is Grey Goose and Pineapple juice. It’s a little sweet and you don’t taste the vodka at all. Which can get you in trouble.

    lovetoreadforfun AT gmail DOT com

  9. My favourite summer treat is watermelon! Your drink sounds mmmmmmmmmmm good!

    Please enter me in the draw!

    I’m following you on GFC (Darlene), and my email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Great giveaway!! My favorite summer drink is lemonade on a hot summer day. I find it very refreshing.


  11. Those are some gorgeous ladies having fun…lol
    My favorite drink in the summer is a chocolate milkshake.
    They just don’t taste as refreshing in the winter.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  12. Thanks for the great giveaway. My favorite summer drink is a Lemon-berry slush.

    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  13. Looks like you all had a great time, perhaps a few Lemon Balms? lol. My favorite thing during summer is all the fresh grown veggies! Drink wise, I like iced tea or just iced water.

    Thank you so much for the giveaway. I have been wanting SOLO PLAY, it sounds really great.

    I signed up for your email subscriptions.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  14. Well. normally I’d be all over the cool summer cocktails, but I’m 9 weeks pregnant! So yesterday I enjoyed plenty of water! Which was fine, since it was 104 outside!

    Please enter me! Thanks for the chance to win!

    kristincheee (at) aol (dot) com

  15. I like Long Island Iced Tea and popsicles!

    Thank you for the giveaway! 🙂

    ceeenndee at gmail dot com

  16. My favorite summer treat would have to be Fuzzy Navels after the kids are in bed and it is FINALLY quiet! 🙂

    AmethystDaydreams at zoho dot com

  17. Love this frozen slushie drink called Sneaky Pete…vodka, cranberry juice, pineapple juice, sugar, scoop into a glass and top with 7up…so so tasty! Made two huge batches of it for my book release party last summer and it was gone in like 2 hours. Not just me…my guests too. 🙂

    haefner919 at yahoo dot com

    Come stop by my blog for my giveaway!!!

  18. My favorite summer treat is watermelon. It just wouldn’t be summer without watermelon or ice cream/freeze pops. I’ll have to try a Lemon Balm
    jessangil at gmail dot com

  19. cute picture! you all look like you had a blast! 🙂 thank you for the giveaway! my favorite summer treat is ice cream. yummy!

  20. I love fruit salad. I don’t eat it any other time but summertime. It’s one of the things I love about summer.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

  21. My fave summer treat is Sangria. I make my own with White merlot, strawberries, peaches, blueberries, madarin oranges, peach schnapps and ginger ale. YUMMO!!!
    Thank you for the giveaway! I’ve been wanting to read SoloPlay for awhile.
    asiancocoa94 at aol dot com

  22. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I love chocolate covered strawberries and caramel popcorn when I go to the beach for vacation.

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  23. The drink sounds good and yes the summer is definitely hot here (south AL). favorite summer treat is homemade ice cream. Ty for the great giveaway!

    gfc – pams00

    pams00 @ aol.com

  24. Totally lame but here it goes. My favorite summer treat….SoBe Lifewater — The 0 calorie one. OMG I am totally addicted. Put them in the freezer for just the right amount of time and its a little slushy! Yummy!

    blazesandbubbles AT gmail DOt com

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