I Have Website Envy and It’s All Steena Holmes Fault!

I Have Website Envy and It’s All Steena Holmes Fault!

Women's Fiction Author Steena HolmesMonday night, I popped over to women’s fiction author Steena Holmes’ recently revamped site and now I have website envy. You’d think I’d be envious of her success with her bestselling book FINDING EMMA, but I know how hard she’s worked, so I’m thrilled for her success.

But her website … well, that’s a totally different animal.

You see, even though I don’t have a natural eye for design, I love designing websites and logos and images of all kinds. So when I see a gorgeous website design, I fall in love and want to redesign my own site. I love the chocolate hearts on Steena’s main logo and the rounded corners on the banners in her sidebar. Plus, she’s incorporated some pretty cool features into her site.

Steena Holmes' Secret SocietyLike her Secret Society for book readers. Okay, I’m in, all signed up, and ready to go.

So now I have the desire to revamp my website and make it all pretty and cozy and cute, and I’m holding Steena responsible. 🙂

And while I dream about the changes I’m going to make, let me leave you with a little blurb about Steena’s popular book FINDING EMMA.

Megan is the harried but happy stay-at-home mother of three little girls living in a small town. Her life implodes when her youngest daughter, Emma, disappears on her third birthday.

Two years later, Megan is preparing to commemorate Emma’s birthday and the anniversary of her kidnapping, compelled to keep her name alive in the minds of her community and her family. Her commitment to Emma, however, borderlines on obsession as she follows the families of little girls who look like the daughter she lost.

Finding Emma by Steena HolmesHer obsession with finding Emma has distanced Megan from both friends and family. Her two older daughters are resentful of her relentless and fruitless search for their sister, and her husband pleads with her to accept that Emma is gone so that the family can move on with their lives.

Meanwhile, in the same small town, Jack is beginning to question his wife’s secrecy about their adored granddaughter, Emmie. As Dottie slips into dementia and becomes increasingly protective over Emmie, he can’t help but wonder if there could be a dark secret that Dottie is keeping from him.

Jack and Megan’s worlds finally intersect at the town carnival, when Megan snaps a photograph of a little girl on her grandfather’s shoulders.

Until next time, happy reading!

Ripples In Time

Ripples In Time

dreamstimefree_2868839I’m over at the Women Unplugged site today, talking about destiny …

Back in high school, I had a crush on a guy. He was cute and funny and a year older than I was. He also had a girlfriend who went to a different school, which meant that as long as she was in the picture, he was off limits.

But I liked this guy and we became friends. Sure, there was some flirting. Mostly we hung around outside of classes and he let me store my books in his locker because my locker was way down at the other end of the school.

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Welcome to the Warm Winter Reads Beach Book Blast!

Welcome to the Warm Winter Reads Beach Book Blast!

This weekend, join the WG2E Beach Book Blast authors as we celebrate our warm winter reads. There are books and prizes … and did I mention books? Here on my blog, I’m giving away an ebook copy of my latest release THE VALENTINE GRINCH.

Go read the first chapter of The Valentine Grinch, then come back here and answer the question below. The first person who posts the correct answer in the comments wins!

When Amanda Goodwin first sees her dad, what is in the yellow can that her dad is holding in his hand?

And there’s more. 🙂

To help you fill your e-reader, we’re offering a $50 Best Buy gift card as our Grand Prize, along with a $25  gift card of the winner’s choice (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes). That’s a $75 prize!

Second prize is a $25 gift card from Amazon. All you need to do is enter the Rafflecopter drawing on the Beach Book Blast website and follower the directions.

Wait, there’s more! Many of the Beach Book Blast authors are offering prizes on their websites, like I am. So click on the links below or go to the Beach Book Blast website and click on the links to the other sites to see what terrific prizes they’re offering.

While you’re here, sign up for my newsletter updates and blog posts, and join me on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Have fun at the Beach Book Blast Warm Winter Reads event. And good luck! I hope YOU win the grand prize!

 

Channeling Jekyll and Hyde

Channeling Jekyll and Hyde

I’m over at the Women Unplugged blog today, where I’m talking about …My dad was a social butterfly. He liked to get out, visit with people, and have a good time.

My mom is more the hermit type. Content with her own company, she’d happily stay in her house and yard for weeks on end.

I inherited both those qualities from my parents in equal amounts, so I’m half social butterfly, half hermit. Jekyll and Hyde, with the two entities battling for domination.

Pop on over to the Women Unplugged blog and read the rest of Channeling Jekyll and Hyde. Then check back here on the weekend (Jan 12 & 13) for the Warm Winter Reads bloghop information.

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