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September 26, 2008 Leave a comment
Up, up and away!

Up, up and away!

Leaving On A Jet Plane – Lyrics by John Denver

All my bags are packed I’m ready to go
I’m standin’ here outside your door
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye
But the dawn is breakin’ it’s early morn
The taxi’s waitin’ he’s blowin’ his horn
Already I’m so lonesome I could die

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you’ll wait for me
Hold me like you’ll never let me go
Cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane
Don’t know when I’ll be back again
Oh baby, I hate to go

There’s so many times I’ve let you down
So many times I’ve played around
I tell you now, they don’t mean a thing
Every place I go, I’ll think of you
Every song I sing, I’ll sing for you
When I come back, I’ll bring your wedding ring

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you’ll wait for me
Hold me like you’ll never let me go
Cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane
Don’t know when I’ll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go

Now the time has come to leave you
One more time let me kiss you
Close your eyes I’ll be on my way
Dream about the days to come
When I won’t have to leave alone
About the times, I won’t have to say

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you’ll wait for me
Hold me like you’ll never let me go
Cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane
Don’t know when I’ll be back again
Oh baby, I hate to go

Cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane
Don’t know when I’ll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go

I would say it fits. Catch you all in two weeks!

Rachel

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Categories: Life

New Release – 24th Sept ’08

September 24, 2008 Leave a comment
Kiss Me, Kate - Mari Carr

Kiss Me, Kate - Mari Carr

KISS ME, KATE by MARI CARR

BLURB:

Kate is blindsided when her husband cleans out their house and bank account before skipping town with another woman. Desperate to get out of her sister’s apartment, Kate jumps at the chance to help Rick and Wes, DEA agents whose latest case finds them in urgent need of a house-sitter.

 

Taking care of the old farmhouse is just what she needed. As the months pass, a stronger Kate emerges. She’s also developed an email friendship with Rick, and it isn’t long before they secretly begin starring in each other’s lust-filled fantasies. Problem is, after her failed marriage, Kate wants only a physical relationship. She’s terrified of losing her heart—which is exactly what Rick intends to capture upon his return.

 

They reach a compromise. One that involves explosive, no-strings sex—for now. Rick patiently deflects her fears and willingly slakes her passion while keeping his darker fantasies in check, afraid of scaring his shy, innocent lover. But unbeknownst to Rick, Kate has a few untapped fantasies of her own.

 

Kiss Me, Kate releases on the 24th from Ellora’s Cave.

Duck over to Mari’s site for a sneak peek.

 

Rachel

Edited to add: KISS ME, KATE  is now live on the Ellora’s Cave site. Go HERE for the book page.

Categories: New Releases

Things that get in the way.

September 10, 2008 2 comments
My new assistant

My new assistant

You know I’m really, really over everything I’m supposed to do. This writing full time and being home so I’m available for my kids is not working. Well, it’s working a little too well. You see because I’m here, at my desk and my door is open I’m available. Yes I’m in the middle of a scene but that’s okay what can I do for you? Oh, and you. And you. And you too?!?! I’ve had this scene rolling in my head with Jolene and the latest woman to seek refuge in her house but I can’t put my butt down long enough to get the damn thing typed out! There’s always something someone needs or wants. Although at the moment it’s needs. We’re in the process of changing the Princesses to home schooling and I’m talking to the virtual school in the US and the Aussie school here and sorting out when they’ll start, what they’ll need etc. Which is okay I want them sorted and back to doing something other than asking me what’s for lunch. I am thinking I’ll be hearing that question a lot now they’ll be in the next room all day every day. LOL

So I’ve decided that I’m gonna have to get tough with these people that claim to love me and tell them I’ll be unavailable at ‘this’ time unless someone is bleeding to death or there’s a natural disaster heading our way. do I think it’ll work? Not a chance but it’s worth a shot. I’d really have to employ that assistant to stand guard at the door if I wanted to get serious about shutting them out. He’s gorgeous but I think he’d cause more mess than I have now. *sigh*

I’d like to say I’m off to get that scene written but alas not. I’m off to Ikea to get some things the girls ‘desperately’ need for their room and this home schooling venture. I’m sure it just a story to get me to spend money but what can I do?

‘See’ ya soon.

Rachel

Categories: Life, Writing

Most read author.

September 3, 2008 1 comment

I know I haven’t been here in a while. I’ve got life stuff taking up most of my time and energy and I’ve neglected the blog. Sorry. So I’ve done some writing, this suspense series that morphed from 1 book to 2 to 3 is coming along slowly. Very slowly. The third book that popped into my head happens to be the first book and well….  Jolene has some series scary baggage. Real bad shit that keeps her closed off in every way but one. She’s opened her home women in need of shelter and manages to give them back some of their self esteem while having a very low view of herself. It’s hard to get into her head. I see her and feel her but feeling her ain’t a good thing. She cuts my heart open. I’m not sure I’m ready to write her story but as she needs to come before Del or Dover I’ve got no choice. So these books are on the back burner for a couple of weeks. I’m busy writing a couple of stories and an editor requested rewrite for my other self. One story in particular is light and lifts the dark cloud that Jolene puts me under. But I do know that I need to tell her story and as much as I think it’s going to be hard I’m looking forward to the challenge.

On to the title of this post. LINDA WINFREE is an amazing author. She writes romantic suspense and her first book WHAT MATTERED MOST was my first taste of her work. One book and Linda was instantly on my most by authors list. She followed this heart-wrenching tale with the first book in her HEARTS OF THE SOUTH series, TRUTH AND CONSEQUENCES, HIS ORDINARY LIFE, HOLD ON TO ME, ANYTHING BUT MINE, MEMORIES OF US and HEARTS AWAKENED. I dare anyone to read any one of these books and walk away unaffected. Linda has you riding the emotional roller coaster with her very real characters. I’ve reviewed all but one of her books now and I have to say I’ve never read an author who can portray her characters so well. They’re real. Not just an image in your head, she paints them with such color and depth that you’d swear she’s writing about real people. Holding nothing back is another of her admirable traits. She’s not afraid to deal with the tough decisions, the tough subjects of everyday life. Her characters always get their HEA but she makes them work damn hard to get there. And as a reader you’re pulled into the world of her making with such ease that even when you’re crying your eyes out and reaching for the tissues you can’t put the book down. Head over to her website and check her out. Click on any one of the books names above to be taken to her publishers site. I can’t recommend her books enough, and as HEARTS AWAKENED only released on Sept 2nd I know I’ve got a long wait for the next one. I’ll leave you with the blurb for HEARTS AWAKENED.

Hearts Awakened

 

HEARTS AWAKENED by Linda Winfree

It’s not the past that wounds us…it’s the ghosts we hold on to.

Hearts of the South Book 6

A lifetime ago Mark Cook’s pregnant wife vanished, taking everything and leaving an empty, aching hole in his life. Since then, as penance for his failure as a husband and father, he’s refused to allow himself to live. Refused to lay his sleeping heart on the line for any woman.

Enter Tori Calvert, his best friend’s baby sister. Suddenly, against his will—and against his better judgment—that same damaged heart seems determined to reawaken. And Mark’s not sure he can withstand the pain.

When she was a teenager, a vicious attack ripped away Tori’s very essence as a woman. Finally she feels ready to focus her existence on something other than her job as a rape crisis counselor. And to step outside the shelter of her loving, protective family. She trusts Mark more than any man, yet fear holds her back.

Fear that even the healing light of love may not be enough to banish the shadows of the past

 

Go see what you’re missing.

Rachel

Categories: New Releases, Writing