Thursday, April 10, 2014

MFRW Spring Fever Blog Hop



I am just loving Spring.  When I think of spring, I think of new beginning.  The trees and tulips coming back to life.
What I love most about Spring is that my creative juices begin to flow.  It was when I packed my heavy sweat suit way, and walked along the boardwalk on one spring day, a few years ago, that I came up with the idea for The Boardwalk.

Spring also brings along the scent of the ocean.  Call me crazy, but when I smell the salt from the ocean, and on a warm breezy day, taste the salt water on my tongue, I am ready to sit down and write.

The Boardwalk Excerpt

After an accident at work, Brooklyn DeMelli walks every day down at the
boardwalk as a way to keep active and have a semi normal social life. She meets up with the regular morning walkers, while enjoying the beauty of the beach and the scent of the ocean. To keep busy she started her own company, making beaded jewelry for parties and flea markets.
Mario Morales is the hippy that plays acoustic guitar every morning at different ends of the boardwalk. The music captivates Brooklyn. Following the muse, she meets Mario who turns out to be a narcotics detective working undercover on a huge investigation. When Mario finds out Brooklyn is inadvertently involved in a drug trafficking ring, it leads to a series of events, which puts Brooklyn’s life in jeopardy, while forming a romantic bond between them.
I love writing books centered around Staten Island.  Through the years we have been referred to as the forgotten borough.  But, I have changed that.  On Staten Island, we have beaches, shopping and beautiful parks, which are all children friendly.  We also have wonderful activities.  Take a few minutes to visit Staten Island's webpage.  Click Here. 
On Staten Island, we are recreating the creative world.

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Thank you for stopping by my website.  I will be giving away a copy of The Boardwalk.  Just leave me a comment along with your email letting me know what is your favorite thing about spring. 


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Wednesday, April 02, 2014


Welcome to the 2014 Spring Fling Blog Hop.   The spring has always been one of my favorite seasons.  When the flowers bud, it means summer is right round the corner.  There are three things in my eyes that go with Spring...

1.  Roses.  In the spring they start out as buds.  By early summer they bud into gorgeous roses.  Now speaking of Roses...my debut novel.

Here's a peak...

Roses

The sudden death of her husband sends Nikki Petrino into a tailspin. Three years later, she's still grieving. Mexico seems the perfect retreat to finish her novel.   Musician Drake Dente needs to get back on track and an excursion to Mexico to work on lyrics for his comeback CD is just what he needs.   Can two ships passing in the night bound for Mexico become the love they both need and want? Attraction sizzles and misunderstandings threaten. When Nikki goes missing can Drake find her before it's too late?


2. As March turns into April, then May, the weather begins to get warmer.  I love walking every morning down at the boardwalk.  But once the beaches are cleaned, you will find me walking along the oceans end in my bare feet. I love the way the sand feels under my feet, especially the scent of the salt water.  I've been walking the boardwalk and beach for over ten years.  That's how I came up with the idea of The Boardwalk...

Here's a peak...

The Boardwalk

After an accident at work, Brooklyn DeMelli walks every day down at the boardwalk as a way to keep active and have a semi normal social life. She meets up with the regular morning walkers, while enjoying the beauty of the beach and the scent of the ocean. To keep busy she started her own company, making beaded jewelry for parties and flea markets.

Mario Morales is the hippy that plays acoustic guitar every morning at different ends of the boardwalk. The music captivates Brooklyn. Following the muse, she meets Mario who turns out to be a narcotics detective working undercover on a huge investigation. When Mario finds out Brooklyn is inadvertently involved in a drug trafficking ring, it leads to a series of events, which puts Brooklyn’s life in jeopardy, while forming a romantic bond between them.






3.  This is my setup once the weather gets warmer.  Some years, I was sitting down on the beach before summer even arrived, making spring be the time when I do all my brainstorming and get my outline down on paper.  Early spring is when all my ideas bloom.  That's when I got the idea for my Mystical Wonders four book series...




Mystical Wonders - Circle of Friends

Madison Morina, college professor, meets Sal at the college’s pep rally.  They hit it off, but Madison still has her doubts regarding their relationship.

Shari Stafford, a clairvoyant, hairdresser, finds love when she hires a carpenter to do renovations on her house. She has a special gift of reading minds.

Private Investigator Cassie Scott has an on and off relationship with Dennis.  When family secrets are revealed, her life is changed forever.

 Bad boy Angelo Esposito sweeps Fay Odina off her feet.  He has a dead wife and an ex-wife, along with a secret past and an agenda. Angelo finds his perfect mark in Fay, who owns the family Vintage Clothing Shop.
Despite her friends’ warnings that she is in imminent danger, she runs off and marries Angelo. It’s up to the girls to juggle their own relationships and dig deeper into Angelo’s past.  

Mystical Wonders - Second Chances


Madison, Shari and Cassie play a major role in protecting Fay, while digging into Angelo’s past.  Shari still can’t channel into Angelo’s mind, leading the women to believe he has something to hide.

 A reunion with an old love puts Madison’s relationship with Sal to the test, causing her to reevaluate her life.  While family secrets continue to be exposed, Cassie’s life spirals out of control. Both women will be forced to make life changing decisions.

Having gained Fay’s trust, Angelo is ready to move forward with his plan no matter what the consequences.

Cassie seeks Shari’s help on a case.  While they uncover pieces of the puzzle, they get closer to the truth about Angelo’s past. Madison, Shari and Cassie come together, racing against time, to save Fay from a disastrous fate.

Mystical Wonders - The Right Call

 
To deal with her onset of early Alzheimer, Fay Odina takes a trip to Italy to spend time with her family, leaving her daughter Heather in charge of the family business.

Madison and Dino Pinzini are dealing with the complications of Dino’s heart attack, which puts their relationship to the test. Meantime, as Cassie Scott deals with trust and commitment issues, she meets New York City Police Detective Antonio Palencia.

 Cassie’s cousin, Sophia returns to Staten Island.  Sophia is involved in a dead end relationship with a secret past hidden in a box full of letters.

The women begin receiving puzzle pieces of them in the mail, which could result in disaster.  All they have to go on is Shari’s vision that shows long shiny purple fingernails.

When Antonio receives a tip, he and Cassie have to race against time to solve the mystery.


Mystical Wonders - Survival

Shari's home is the center-point of the story, the only one, which isn't submerged under water.  Madison and Dino are trapped in their crawl space as water has swept through home. Sophia is at work when a tidal wave hits and she is swept away, holding on to the chandelier for dear life.  Cassie and Antonio are stuck in the police precinct, with the only way out is climbing through the metal grate in the ceiling up to the floor above.  Fay gets from Italy to England where she is trying to get a flight home to make sure her daughter Heather and her friends are safe.

With no electricity, landlines or cell phones in service and the streets flooded out, the women have no way to contact each other or know if the other is in despair.  The women turn into survival mode with each knowing their survival is necessary to help their friends.


 In the spirit of Spring, I will be giving away copies of my book, your choice.  Leave me a comment on what your favorite part of spring is along with your email address.

My books are available at:  SECRET CRAVINGS PUBLISHING,  and AMAZON

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Secret Cravings Publishing Paranomal Romance Blog Hop


Welcome to Secret Cravings Publishing Paranormal Romance Blog Hop.  In my Mystical Wonders Series Shari is a psychic who uses tarot and her gift of touch, to direct her friends onto the right path.  

Circle of Friends

Madison Morina, college professor, meets Sal at the college’s pep rally.  They hit it off, but Madison still has her doubts regarding their relationship.

Shari Stafford, a clairvoyant, hairdresser, finds love when she hires a carpenter to do renovations on her house. She has a special gift of reading minds.

Private Investigator Cassie Scott has an on and off relationship with Dennis.  When family secrets are revealed, her life is changed forever.

 Bad boy Angelo Esposito sweeps Fay Odina off her feet.  He has a dead wife and an ex-wife, along with a secret past and an agenda. Angelo finds his perfect mark in Fay, who owns the family Vintage Clothing Shop.

Despite her friends’ warnings that she is in imminent danger, she runs off and marries Angelo. It’s up to the girls to juggle their own relationships and dig deeper into Angelo’s past.
  
Four friends, four lives intertwined together. 

Second Chances

 
Madison, Shari and Cassie play a major role in protecting Fay, while digging into Angelo’s past.  Shari still can’t channel into Angelo’s mind, leading the women to believe he has something to hide.

 A reunion with an old love puts Madison’s relationship with Sal to the test, causing her to reevaluate her life.  While family secrets continue to be exposed, Cassie’s life spirals out of control. Both women will be forced to make life changing decisions.
  Having gained Fay’s trust, Angelo is ready to move forward with his plan no matter what the consequences.

Cassie seeks Shari’s help on a case.  While they uncover pieces of the puzzle, they get closer to the truth about Angelo’s past. Madison, Shari and Cassie come together, racing against time, to save Fay from a disastrous fate.

 Four friends, four lives intertwined together, setting the stage for second chances. 

The Right Call

 
To deal with her onset of early Alzheimer, Fay Odina takes a trip to Italy to spend time with her family, leaving her daughter Heather in charge of the family business.

Madison and Dino Pinzini are dealing with the complications of Dino’s heart attack, which puts their relationship to the test. Meantime, as Cassie Scott deals with trust and commitment issues, she meets New York City Police Detective Antonio Palencia.

Cassie’s cousin, Sophia returns to Staten Island.  Sophia is involved in a dead end relationship with a secret past hidden in a box full of letters.

The women begin receiving puzzle pieces of them in the mail, which could result in disaster.  All they have to go on is Shari’s vision that shows long shiny purple fingernails.

When Antonio receives a tip, he and Cassie have to race against time to solve the mystery.

Coming Soon:  Survival

With no form of communication, four friends turn into survival mode, knowing keeping their wits is essential to insure their friends are out of harms way. 



I had so much fun researching the different tarot card decks and the meaning of the cards.  I'll be giving  away copies of my ebook.  Leave me a comment letting me know if you ever had your cards read along with your email address.





Books available at: Secret Cravings Publishing, Amazon, BN

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Love is in the Air Giveaway Hop


Welcome to Love is in the Air Giveaway Blog Hop. The hop runs from February 7th through 14th.  I will be giving away a copy, your choice: Roses, The Boardwalk and Mystical Wonders - Circle of Friends (Book 1). 

Besides being a novelist, I also write poetry.  I am going to share various poems with you during the hop. 



If Only


If only I can reach out and touch you,
press my lips against yours,
any time, day or night.

If only my dreams of you would turn into a reality,
bringing us together until the end of time.

If only you knew how you live in me,
when I’m awake and in my dreams.

If only you knew you stole my heart,
unlocking my love and desires

opening up my emotions that had died.

If only you can see when you look into my eyes,
the reflection of you and me.

If only you knew you were the one,
I’ve been waiting for all my life.

If only I knew,
you already knew.

Tell me what your favorite thing to do on Valentine's Day is.  And don't forget to leave me your email address.

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day. 



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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Mystical Wonders: Book Hooks



Hi.  Welcome to the first week of Book Hooks.   Circle of Friends is the first in a four book series of Mystical Wonders with book 4 coming out March 2014.  I am starting you off with the open sentences of my first book.  I hope you enjoy mine, and take the time to visit all the other wonderful BOOK HOOKS.

Mystical Wonders - Circle of Friends  (Book 1)






“What I wouldn’t have done to trade places with you back then.” Shari laughed, wiping dust off the top of the cardboard box. “But damn, am I thrilled to be me!”
“That’s right. I told you, back then, everyone inflated my life into something it wasn’t,” Madison said as she dragged the box marked college books out from the corner. With a paper towel, she brushed off the cobwebs that had accumulated on the top of the box through the years.

Blurb

Madison Morina, college professor, meets Sal at the college’s pep rally.  They hit it off, but Madison still has her doubts regarding their relationship.

Shari Stafford, a clairvoyant, hairdresser, finds love when she hires a carpenter to do renovations on her house. She has a special gift of reading minds.

 Private Investigator Cassie Scott has an on and off relationship with Dennis.  When family secrets are revealed, her life is changed forever.

Bad boy Angelo Esposito sweeps Fay Odina off her feet.  He has a dead wife and an ex-wife, along with a secret past and an agenda. Angelo finds his perfect mark in Fay, who owns the family Vintage Clothing Shop.

Despite her friends’ warnings that she is in imminent danger, she runs off and marries Angelo. It’s up to the girls to juggle their own relationships and dig deeper into Angelo’s past. 

Four friends, four lives intertwined together. 

Available at: Secret Cravings, Amazon, BN and ARC


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Secret Cravings Publishing 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop





Welcome to Secret Cravings Publishing 3rd Anniversary Celebration.  Being a part of the SCP family has been an honor.  The books are wonderful, their author's are sensational, and our publisher is phenomenal.

Our blog hop runs from January 15th through January 30th.  I will be giving away two copies of Circle of Friends, the first book in the Mystical Wonders Series.

 Secret Cravings Publishing is giving away some great prizes:

First Place: Ipad2
Second Place: Kindle HDX
Third Place: $50 Gift Certificate
Fourth Place: $25 Gift Certificate

 The rules for this drawing are simple – visit all the authors on this blog hop, and make note of the letter on each one. Once you have them all, email the author's name with the letter you find in their blog and send your answers to Dawne Prochilo at Secret Cravings Publishing. My letter is somewhere below.
 


Mystical Wonders - Circle of Friends  (Book 1)


Madison Morina, college professor, meets Sal at the college’s pep rally.  They hit it off, but Madison still has her doubts regarding their relationship.

Shari Stafford, a clairvoyant, hairdresser, finds love when she hires a carpenter to do renovations on her house. She has a special gift of reading minds.

 Private Investigator Cassie Scott has an on and off relationship with Dennis.  When family secrets are revealed, her life is changed forever.

Bad boy Angelo Esposito sweeps Fay Odina off her feet.  He has a dead wife and an ex-wife, along with a secret past and an agenda. Angelo finds his perfect mark in Fay, who owns the family Vintage Clothing Shop.

Despite her friends’ warnings that she is in imminent danger, she runs off and marries Angelo. It’s up to the girls to juggle their own relationships and dig deeper into Angelo’s past. 

Four friends, four lives intertwined together.


Mystical Wonders - Second Chances  (Book 2)

Madison, Shari and Cassie play a major role in protecting Fay, while digging into Angelo’s past.  Shari still can’t channel into Angelo’s mind, leading the women to believe he has something to hide.

A reunion with an old love puts Madison’s relationship with Sal to the test, causing her to reevaluate
her life.  While family secrets continue to be exposed, Cassie’s life spirals out of control. Both women will be forced to make life changing decisions.

Having gained Fay’s trust, Angelo is ready to move forward with his plan no matter what the consequences.

Cassie seeks Shari’s help on a case.  While they uncover pieces of the puzzle, they get closer to the truth about Angelo’s past. Madison, Shari and Cassie come together, racing against time, to save Fay from a disastrous fate.

Four friends, four lives intertwined together, setting the stage for second chances. 



Mystical Wonders - The Right Call  (Book 3)


To deal with her onset of early Alzheimer, Fay Odina takes a trip to Italy to spend time with her family, leaving her daughter Heather in charge of the family business.

Madison and Dino Pinzini are dealing with the complications of Dino’s heart attack, which puts their
relationship to the test. Meantime, as Cassie Scott deals with trust and commitment issues, she meets New York City Police Detective Antonio Palencia.

Cassie’s cousin, Sophia returns to Staten Island.  Sophia is involved in a dead end relationship with a secret past hidden in a box full of letters.

The women begin receiving puzzle pieces of them in the mail, which could result in disaster.  All they have to go on is Shari’s vision that shows long shiny purple fingernails.

When Antonio receives a tip, he and Cassie have to race against time to solve the mystery.

Coming in March 2014: Mystical Wonders - Survival  (Book 4)


Leave me a comment letting me know what your favorite genre is and if there is anything in particular you'd like to read, along with your name and email address.   



Be sure to visit the main blog hop at: SECRET CRAVINGS PUBLISHING to collect the letter attached to each author. Thank you for stopping by.  Good luck.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Tuesday Tales Holiday Blog Hop





Welcome to Tuesday Tales Holiday Blog Hop. I'd like to take this time to thank everyone who has visited my blog.This has always been my favorite time of the year. I love driving around with my kids looking at all the Christmas lights.  As hectic as the holidays get with the shopping and cooking, I still like the warm feeling of the holidays leave me with.

I am giving away your choice.  Roses, The Boardwalk or Mystical Wonders - Circle of Friends (Book 1).  Please leave me your name, email address, the book you'd like along with the format in the comment section.  I'd also love to hear what your favorite thing to do is during the holidays.


Madison Morina, college professor, meets Sal at the college’s pep rally.  They hit it off, but Madison still has her doubts regarding their relationship.


Shari Stafford, a clairvoyant, hairdresser, finds love when she hires a carpenter to do renovations on her house. She has a special gift of reading minds.

Private Investigator Cassie Scott has an on and off relationship with Dennis.  When family secrets are revealed, her life is changed forever.

Bad boy Angelo Esposito sweeps Fay Odina off her feet.  He has a dead wife and an ex-wife, along with a secret past and an agenda. Angelo finds his perfect mark in Fay, who owns the family Vintage Clothing Shop.

Despite her friends’ warnings that she is in imminent danger, she runs off and marries Angelo. It’s up to the girls to juggle their own relationships and dig deeper into Angelo’s past.  

Four friends, four lives intertwined together. 



After an accident at work, Brooklyn DeMelli walks every day down at the boardwalk as a way to keep active and have a semi normal social life. She meets up with the regular morning walkers, while enjoying the beauty of the beach and the scent of the ocean. To keep busy she started her own company, making beaded jewelry for parties and flea markets.
Mario Morales is the hippy that plays acoustic guitar every morning at different ends of the boardwalk. The music captivates Brooklyn. Following the muse, she meets Mario who turns out to be a narcotics detective working undercover on a huge investigation. When Mario finds out Brooklyn is inadvertently involved in a drug trafficking ring, it leads to a series of events, which puts Brooklyn’s life in jeopardy, while forming a romantic bond between them.







The sudden death of her husband sends Nikki Petrino into a tailspin. Three years later, she's still grieving. Mexico seems the perfect retreat to finish her novel.   Musician Drake Dente needs to get back on track and an excursion to Mexico to work on lyrics for his comeback CD is just what he needs.

 Can two ships passing in the night bound for Mexico become the love they both need and want? Attraction sizzles and misunderstandings threaten. When Nikki goes missing can Drake find her before it's too late?










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