Giveaway! Giveaway! Giveaway!

Who doesn’t love a giveaway? And an easy one? Here’s all you have to do…

Review one of my books  and leave your thoughts on Amazon. 

That’s all…Seriously. I’m going to make it even easier and post the links to the books on Amazon for ya, too! Now, want to know what you’re entering to win? One of my charms to add to your charm collection! 




Grab a copy of the first installment, a mini-novella introducing you to Abby George: All Fruits Ripe. Or pick up a print copy (or an eBook) of the second installment, the novel Rum Punch Regrets, which takes us along with Abby on the beginning of her Caribbean adventure. There’s also  the third installment (a novella) Gotta Go To Come Back, which has us hanging out with Abby as she contemplates her life on – and off – the island. Ta-Da!!

Then head over to Amazon and leave your review. I’m drawing a winner next Monday July 29th. Oh…yes, there is another book coming, so we’ll be announcing that release date shortly (for the enquiring minds who wanted to know!)

Go ahead, do it…and Good luck!!


Why I Love Skype….

Being a long way from home can be hard – like now. I’m currently in Wellington, New Zealand working and finishing up the next book in the Abby George Series.  It’s so pretty here, and the people are incredible….But it’s WINTER. Yes, if that confuses you, don’t worry. You’re not alone. Several of my friends have been shocked when I shared pics with them or the temperature. While most of my friends and family prep for temp’s in the 90s today, I’m in front of a fire, drinking coffee and dusting off my Uggs.

Life is good 🙂

However, I do miss my home, my family, my pets and my friends. Thank goodness Skype  – makes it so folks like myself can see those we love and get to feel like we’re “a part of” the daily life we may be missing. With that lead in, I want you to say hello to  my nephew, JW. He added a graphic to his Skype when we chatted the other day. Luckily, I grabbed this screenshot 😉

Here’s to a great weekend… and  go Skype someone YOU love today! Right now…Do it!

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August has been beyond busy – which is good for me, but bad for my bloggin’!

Just so you can see a bit of what I’ve been up to, I’m going to post some of the reviews here for you to check out. I’m also extending my CHARM GIVEAWAY for another few weeks just because of the response AND because we will be rolling out some new charms in the line – stay tuned and make sure you add a review to AMAZON to enter for the charm of your choice!!

The first review up is from the Jersey Girl Book Review blog. This one gives you a two-for-one! You get a guest post from yours truly AND a FOUR STAR REVIEW!!

I’ll add more  posts for your reading pleasure as the week goes on – plus I’ll have some pics up from the Lupus LA Poker Tournament and Rooftop Party that’s happening this Thursday September 13th here in Los Angeles! I’m playing in the tourney and look forward to attempting to WIN BIG…

Want more info on LUPUS LA? Click on the link and check out a charity I love dearly and fully support.


Another Giveaway! Wanna win a charm?

It’s time for my big, fabulous contest announcement – are you guys ready for it?


Starting tomorrow, August 3rd, I will be running another EASY contest. This time the winner will get the choice of one of my charms…in gold or silver!!

They are so cute and can be added to an existing charm bracelet, or used as a necklace or on a leather wrap bracelet (my FAVORITE way to wear them!!) These are the charms inspired by ABBY GEORGE and RUM PUNCH REGRETS. Don’t you want one of your own?
To enter, you just need to review one of my books – which I’m sure ALL OF YOU have read by now…right? 😉 – on Amazon. Any names popping up for reviews from August 3, 2012  through September 4, 2012 will automatically be entered to win! (I tell ya where to buy my books below!)

And don’t forget, I give a portion of my proceeds from the ABBY GEORGE SERIES to Lupus LA – help me help them, please?

Good luck and happy reading!!

NEED TO BUY A BOOK? You can get them here:

AMAZON – eBook

AMAZON – print version


iTunes – NOW AVAILABLE!!!!

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!!