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The #BookQW of the week is VOICE

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

#BookQW is a twitter meme Writers post quotes from their work–published or not–that use the word of the week. Anyone is welcome to join in. Each week, Mindy Klasky will choose a word for people to use on Twitter, in quotes from their books, using the hashtag #bookqw. If you’d like a weekly email reminder of the #bookqw, you can sign up at: #bookqw word of the week Some people just post a short quote as a tweet. Others make graphics. Whatever you want to do. Just use #bookqw as part of the tweet, and then anybody who follows the...

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Score Big with Eight Great Football Romances

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in Book Pooks Wrote, Books, Football, Reading, Romance | 0 comments

Hey, even if you don’t read sports romances, maybe your friends do, so share, why don’t ya? Thanks! I’ve got the best news: this week is the official kick-off of football season in the US–and with college football back, too, we’ve all got lots of chances to catch our favorite teams playing our favorite game. So what makes this even better? We have EIGHT football romances for you to huddle with right here, each of which is a touchdown (and the extra point, too!). Check out each one–and as a bonus, each...

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My Football Romance’s Awesome Twin!

Posted by on Sep 8, 2016 in Book Pooks Wrote, Books, Football, Reading, Romance, Some Enchanted Season | 4 comments

So when I was looking for a wonderful and muscular cover photo for Some Enchanted Season’s update, I went through many, many stock photos of guys with muscles bared who were holding footballs, wearing football gear, something. One thing that was noticeable–very much so–is that they all have very short hair. Which isn’t actually the norm for professional football players in the US. And yet, it is what is trendy fashion and what the models have. So even though Rusty Rivers doesn’t have short hair, I wasn’t...

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An old favorite with a new cover!

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016 in Book Pooks Wrote, Books | 2 comments

Football season is starting, folks, and here at PlanetPooks I decided it was time to update the cover on my football romance. Dare I admit it? Okay, I’ll admit it. I dragged my feet on this one. I didn’t want a bare-torso on my covers. But hey, the readers have spoken. Since I changed the cover at Amazon and let my newsletter subscribers know about it, sales have quadrupled!  And I guess honestly? This is the cover that sexy and surly Rusty Rivers has deserved for a long time. Brace yourselves. Grab a fan and your smelling salts....

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Happy Independence Day!

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in History, Holidays, Movies | 11 comments

This is my least favorite ‘big’ holiday if you’re talking classic activities. I can’t tolerate heat, and I live in Texas. Unless they’re part of another activity, fireworks are okay but generally not worth the trouble of going to see them. And yet I love the Fourth of July, Independence Day, if you’re talking about what it represents. And my favorite way to celebrate? Movies. Air conditioning. Wallowing in the feel-good warm-and-fuzzy patriotic feels I get from watching my favorite movies for the day....

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WWW Wednesday – June 29, 2016 [Shameless Self-Promotion Edition]

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Audiobooks, Book Pooks Wrote, Book View Cafe, Books, ebooks, England, Fantasy, Steampunk, Steampunk Conspiracy, WWW Wednesday, Young Adult | 1 comment

  What I’m reading right now: Clockwork Souls, A Steampunk Anthology, edited by Phyllis Irene Radford & Brenda W. Clough. And I have a short story in it! I knew the collection would be wonderful because I’ve read the previous two. I am thrilled to be part of it because at this point in this world’s progression, we join the American Civil War, and not only is there a fight to free slaves, but also to free enslaved souls that have been used in the creation of automatons. I’m very proud of my story, which was...

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WWW Wednesday, Long Time No See! June 15, 2016

Posted by on Jun 15, 2016 in amazon, Audiobooks, Books, Reading, WWW Wednesday | 4 comments

The host site for WWW Wednesdays disappeared, so I let the meme go. But today I decided I wanted to share what I’ve been reading. What I’m reading right now: After the War is Over, by Jennifer Robson. I’m actually listening to it as an audiobook. Post World War I with elements of women’s rights and class in a Liverpool setting. It appears to be heading for a love triangle and at this point I’m pretty sure who I think she’ll end up with. Will I be right? Only time will tell. But the characters are...

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My Original Macintosh From 1984 Does Not Make Me Cool

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in MacBook Air, Macs | 3 comments

So I’m standing in line at the supermarket and the young probably teenaged checker stares at me, her mouth open, when it’s my turn. “Wow, I’ve never seen someone your age with earbuds before!” I guess I should have been insulted, but I wasn’t. I was tickled. Which means, I should have kept my mouth shut. “My grandmother,” she said [and again, I should have raised an eyebrow, but didn’t], “doesn’t know anything about computers, or anything at all. ANYTHING.”...

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How I Became a Local Writer–in Shreveport, La.

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Book Pooks Wrote, Books, Library books | 1 comment

So. Next weekend I’m going to be part of the Focus on Romance at the Shreveport Public Library. Yes, I’m a member of the local RWA chapter– the NOLAStars. Well, the easiest answer is that I was one of the lucky speakers at their 2015 Conference. I blogged about it over at the FuryTriad site. This is the most amazing group, and I fell in love. I joined their chapter. I have been back since to speak at a monthly meeting. I want to go more often. So that’s how I became a local-to-Shreveport author when the library called...

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An Experiment About Books I Like Bunches

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This is an experiment in advertising. I am just testing to see how it works. I don’t mean to annoy you, so forgive me if I am. This is meant to be an ad that shows up sometimes but not always. It’s a custom ad I created to see how it works. And it’s for books I hand-picked myself because I have loved them for various reasons, and think you might enjoy them, as well. So… now to see if they show up. Or if they...

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