Win The Abby George Charm Bracelet! All You Need To Do Is…

RUM PUNCH REGRETS, my first full length novel,  is officially out! So, guess what I’m gonna do? I’M GOING TO GIVE SOMETHING AWAY!!! I love celebrating  – and since this is the 2nd book in the ABBY GEORGE SERIES, I’m giving away one of my  ABBY GEORGE CHARM BRACELETS – and it is gorgeous! It’s a replica of one featured in the book – it retails for $585. Handcrafted by Sevan Avakian, the amazing talent I collaborated on the Abby George Charm Series with, the ABBY GEORGE CHARM BRACELET is a Sterling Silver , one-of-a-kind, link bracelet with two charms: one is the two-bunch palm attached at the root (cool, right?) set with a Tsavorite and the other is a dainty heart set with a Ruby. I love this bracelet and I love that I get to give one away!

Best part? This is seriously going to be the easiest contest you’ve ever entered!! Now, how to do it:

1. Buy a copy of  RUM PUNCH REGRETS which is now on sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble  – it’s available as an eBook or print!

2. Answer the questions below – the answers are found in RUM PUNCH REGRETS

3. Email your answer to to be entered

It’s that easy!

Want a bonus entry? Buy the book AND subscribe to my blog and I’ll enter you again! See how I did that? (Trust me, you will WANT to get my updates for giveaways and fun contests!)

Want a bonus, bonus entry? Then please “LIKE” my page on FACEBOOK!

Want another bonus entry? Follow me on TWITTER!

The more you enter, the better your chances – GOOD LUCK!!

(Multiple entries into contest are only valid barring that contestant answers the question found in the novel, as the initial entry)


1. At the beginning of Chapter Nine, what items does Abby pack for her trip to Nevis?

2. What is the “bit of island wisdom”  on Ziggy’s taxi cab that’s mentioned in Chapter One?

3. In Chapter Seven, Abby places a bet at the roulette table on what number?

4. Abby inspects Ben’s fridge in Chapter Four. Name at least three items listed that she sees.

5. At the end of Chapter Five, Ben gives Abby money to help her take a cab home. How much is it and what is the currency he uses?

And there it is! The winner will be announced on July 4th – so make sure to check back.


Do You Wanna Win A Bracelet?

I have been chomping at the bit to post this news for months! We’ve hammered out details and discussed designs and now…I get to tell you all something fun:

I have had the honor of collaborating on a jewelry line inspired by the ABBY GEORGE SERIES with Sevan Avakian of VII A.D.!

One lucky reader will be the recipient of a bracelet like the one shown below – this same bracelet is featured in my full-length novel that is releasing TODAY, Friday May 25th: RUM PUNCH REGRETS!

The bracelet is a beautiful, handcrafted, one-of-a-kind piece with two charms: one being a double palm tree sharing a root base set with a Tsavortie gemstone. The other is a heart charm that has been set with a Ruby. GORGEOUS!!

The best part?


Like with the Kindle giveaway, we will be doing a fun contest, so you need to make sure you buy a copy of  RUM PUNCH REGRETS and read, read, read! I will be posting questions after the Memorial Day Holiday that will kick off this contest officially!

From Monday May 28th until Wednesday July 4th you will have a chance to ENTER TO WIN!!

Check back here this weekend for details and please take the time to check out the VII A.D. website and their jewelry. I’ll be posting more pictures of our other charms over the holiday weekend for you to see. For more information, feel free to drop me a line or send a note to VII A.D

VII A.D. has made it their mission to bring high-quality pieces into the market for the cool, cutting-edge individual who flaunts their independence. I love that it is a family-owned and operated business, as Barb Avakian is co-founder with her husband Sevan – a brilliant pairing, if I do say!

Make sure you check back here on Memorial Day Monday as we begin the BEST CONTEST EVER!! 

It’s Book Release Week!

This Friday, RUM PUNCH REGRETS is being released on eBook and as print-on-demand! You’ll be able to find it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble (they have it for pre-sale, too!), iTunes, Kobo…soo many ways to read my fun lil’ book!

Today, I was a guest on Alexis Walker’s Happily Ever After Thoughts Blog – we did a fun interview and she’s arranged for a giveaway with one of my books. I think you may have ’til Wednesday to enter, so stop by her blog and do it!

Wednesday I’m doing a guest post on the Chick Lit Writers of the World blog, part of the RWA chapter I’m a member of. I’ll make sure to post the link once it’s up and running. I love writing at this blog for my fellow writers and sharing my stories or experiences among such an amazing and talented group of writers!

Friday is the big release (did I mention my book? RUM PUNCH REGRETS? Yes, that’s the one.) and along with it…a big announcement! There will be a giveaway and I have been bursting at the seams to share this with you for months. I can finally, FINALLY, tell you about it on Friday! All I can say is that if you buy the book and enter, you won’t be disappointed!!

There will be more giveaways on Goodreads and other fun contests, so please check back often and get your friends to join my email list here so they can take part, too.

Have a good week everyone and if you’re on vacation and pounding some rum punch? Take two aspirin and drink LOTS of water.


Why So Much Sad News?

My world of entertainment and imagination has been rocked not once, but twice in the last few days. First with the death of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch (aka MCA) and now with the death of Maurice Sendak.


RIP gentlemen – you both made growing up fun for this girl.


“Please don’t go. We’ll eat you up. We love you so.” 
― Maurice SendakWhere the Wild Things Are

“I Keep My Underwear Up With A Piece Of Elastic
I Use A Bullshit Mic That’s Made Out Of Plastic
To Send My Rhymes Out To All Nations
Like Ma Bell, I’ve Got The Ill Communications”

-MCA, “Sure Shot”