Saturday, April 20, 2013

Is This Possible? Six Inches of Snow on April 19?

Laura Breck
My husband took this picture from his office window. Two days ago, there were about 40 robins on the lawn.

Yes, it's beautiful, but where is Spring?

On a warmer topic, my Romance Writers of America chapter's fundraising anthology received a fabulous four-star review in Romantic Times Magazine.

by Various Authors
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Anthology
Sensuality: MILD

RT Rating
This anthology’s contributors boast that readers will indulge in 17 stories of “love, laughter and life,” and each author delivers on that promise. Although the novelettes are quite similar, the entire collection individually gives fans of romance a message of hope, a whisper of a kiss and just enough spice to keep it interesting. Additionally, all proceeds from the purchase of this book are going toward providing training and learning opportunities for writers.
Some of the collection’s standouts include Jana Otto’s “Coming Home,” where a young widow learns to love again. Her late husband’s best friend is on military leave and she invites him to a weekend getaway at the cabin in Lake Makawa. Who will be the first one to profess their love? In “Lake Dreams,” by Rosemary Heim, a childhood crush comes into fruition 10 years later. One single kiss and a steamy night together could turn into a lifetime of happiness — or anguish. And in, “Hooked” by Barbara Mills, a young woman who loves the outdoors takes her city-slicker boyfriend to her family’s cabin on the lake and teaches him a thing or two about fresh air and boatloads of loving. These and many more tales will jumpstart your heart! (MIDWESTFICTION.COM, Feb., 263 pp., $13.99 )

Thank you, Romantic Times, and thank you Mother Earth for providing us with moisture four our ground, even if it is in the form of April Snows instead of April Showers.

Has the weather been odd in your corner of the world, too?

Have a great weekend,
~Smart Women ~Sexy Men ~Seductive Romance
~Dancing in a Hurricane is available in digital formats at Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes & Noble and in paperback at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Createspace
~Love in the Land of Lakes is available in digital format at Smashwords, All Romance Ebooks, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon, and in paperback at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Createspace


Jannine Gallant said...

Congrats on the terrific review - and the worthy cause! We should have days that look like yours in April, but we haven't this year, and all the ski areas are closing early because of it. It never snows where it's actually needed.

Barbara Edwards said...

Better you than me, in Connecticut- We are getting the April showers.
Congratulations on the anthology.

Margo Hoornstra said...

Me too. Congrats on the wonderful review. I bought Love in the Land of Lakes. Just haven't had a chance to read any of it yet. And, yes, we in Michigan woke up to snow on the ground this morning, though only a few inches, not six! The robins here are walking around shaking their heads.

Alison Henderson said...

I can't believe the weather we've missed since we left Minnesota on March 29th! I (almost) feel guilty to say it's perfect here once again. Loved working on Romance in the Land of Lakes, and I'm glad it's garnering good reviews.