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    • Throwback Thursday: A SEAL’s Fantasy

      One of the things I love about writing a series such as the Sexy SEALs is being able to visit characters again from book to book, even before they get their own story.  Dominic Castillo, the hero of A SEAL’s Fantasy, was first mentioned in passing in A SEAL’s Salvation, but played a much bigger role in A SEAL’s Kiss.  Here’s a peek at one of his first on-page visits:

      A SEALs Kiss

           “Are you freaking kidding me?” Aiden glared at the lousy cards in his hand, then threw them on the table so hard they scattered cash into the lap of the guy across from him.

           “Dude, you are one grumpy mother.” Castillo grinned as he plucked a five and twelve ones off of himself.

           Aiden clenched his teeth to keep the threat of an official reprimand from flying out.

           Not because he had a problem smacking down insubordination, even if it was from a friend. Nope. What kept his mouth shut was that, officially, Castillo outranked him.

           Aiden dropped his head and sighed.

           And, yeah, that Castillo was a friend.

           “What’s your problem?” the friend asked, pushing back from the table and making a show of counting his money as he crossed the room.

           “I’ve got a lot on my mind,” Aiden excused, scooping up the cards to deal a round of solitaire. A game he should be good at, considering he’d be going it alone. “I just need time to sort it out.”

           “You’ve had time. And distractions. Whatever’s in there ain’t gonna sort itself. So maybe you should tell ole Castillo your woes and there ya go, quick as a snap,” which he demonstrated by snapping his fingers, the sound echoing like a shotgun blast through the barracks, “I’ll fix up your life.”

           Aiden smirked.  At six-four, two-twenty pounds of muscle and Auntie as his call sign, Castillo was known for being bossy, pushy and, damn the man, always right. His cocky attitude, quick fist and ready hand to a friend made Aiden grateful he was on their side. But his insistence on fixing everything, everyone, was irritating at best. Hence, his call sign. Continue reading →

     

     

    Hunk of the Month Contest

    • August’s Hunk of the Month

      For August’s Hunk of Month contest, it’s all about those provocative country crooners! Our choices are Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, or Brantley Gilbert.

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      Tim McGraw Brantley Gilbert Luke Bryan

       

      Vote below and be sure to leave a comment to enter to win a prize.

      Which of these sexy crooners do think is the most provocative?
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    \"The best antidote to writer\'s block is ... to write.\" ~Henriette Anne Klauser
    “You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”  ~Ray Bradbury
    “Positive anything is better than negative thinking.”  ~Elbert Hubbard
    “Writing is easy:  All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.”  ~Gene Fowler
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    “Excellence is not a skill.  It is an attitude.”  ~Ralph Marston
    “Eighty percent of success is showing up.”  ~Woody Allen
    “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”  ~William Feather
    “Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.”  ~Kahlil Gibran
    “Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.” 
    “The truth is, progress is usually small and sneaky.” ~Anne Lamott
    “Reach for your dreams and they will reach for you.”
    “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
    “Creativity means believing that you have greatness.” ~ Wayne Dyer
    “You have a very powerful mind that can make anything happen, as long as you’re centered.”
    ~Wayne Dyer
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    “Once you make a decision, the Universe conspires to make it happen.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice.” ~ Nora Roberts
    “You don\'t find time to write. You make time. It\'s your job.” ~ Nora Roberts
    \"You can fix anything but a blank page.” ~ Nora Roberts
    “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” ~ Dumbledore
    Life is full of obstacle illusions.
    Nobody succeeds beyond his or her wildest expectations unless he or she begins with some wild expectations.
    We advance on our journey only when we face our goal, when we are confident and believe we are going to win out.
    It\'s a funny thing about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
    We will always tend to fulfill our own expectation of ourselves.