Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Defend Your Health Care

For those of you who haven't listened to the details of what's in the bill currently in Washington, you might want to check out this site.

You'll learn some amazing things.

Like you will have to change your current health care provider. No one person can have a better health care program than another. Even if you can pay for it. Except maybe congress.

You no longer have control of your health care choices. The government decides if you can have a knee replacement or surgery.

It will no longer be about what the patient's need but what is best for society (so if you're older and only have a few years to live anyway, you don't get the treatment).

I don't usually display my political beliefs but this is wrong.

Check it out and see what you think.


Release July31 - Youthful Temptations

Just thought I'd let you know Youthful Temptations will be coming out Friday, 31st.

Here's the blurb for the book.

A widow with two grown children, Linda Clayton is ready to let loose and have some fun. Jilted at a party, she meets a younger man, Vaughn Reagan. He tempts with an active imagination and allures her into his life by tempting her with seductive games.

Vaughn thrilled to find a woman who doesn’t want children. He offers Linda a job so he can spend his days with her. Now, if he could only convince her to forget their age difference and enjoy the nights in his arm.

Check it out at on Friday.



Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Spend a Day at the Lake

Water attracts people, whether for its calming effects or its beauty.

A day at the lake can ease the mind and relax the body.



Monday, July 27, 2009

Donna Marie Rogers

Welcome Donna.

Glad to have you on my site.

Hi Tina!

Thank you so much for hosting me today. To change things up, I'd like to post my blurb and a brand new excerpt from my new release Meant To Be. And if anyone would like to leave a comment, I'll draw a winner for a free download of Meant To Be. :-)

She's running from her past, he's unsure about his future. Maybe together they can figure out what was Meant To Be.Officer Garrett Jamison is at the lowest point in his life. He's lost faith in his ability as a police officer after unwittingly setting his sister up with a dirty cop. Garrett ended up getting shot, and his sister's son kidnapped right out of his own bed. He takes a leave from the force, in need of some time to make a decision about his future. Too bad he can't get a decent night's sleep thanks to his sexy new neighbor and her howling cat. Jessica McGovern moves halfway across the country to start a new life in Green Bay, Wisconsin after her ex-husband is convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of their young son. Her new neighbor is as infuriating as he is handsome, but when her ex is released from prison early and shows up in town, Jessica discovers she's never needed anyone more.


"Well?" He stood up and motioned her forward. "Aren't you going to send me off with a good night kiss?"

She let out a delicate snort. "You act as if we're dating or something. Hell, we just got past our mutual dislike of each other."

"Is 'mutual dislike' what you were feeling when you wrapped your arms and legs around me in the kitchen?" he asked, annoyed by her casual attitude. "Because it's definitely not what I was feeling."

"I see your ego isn't as delicate as you thought it was."

Garrett reached down, grasped both her hands, and hauled her to her feet. He gazed down at her, holding her tight against him with one hand, while the other worked the ponytail holder from her hair. Gently, he fingercombed the silky blonde tendrils away from her face while gazing down at her lips, fighting the urge to kiss her breathless. "The hell with it," he whispered, losing the battle. He took her mouth with fierce possession.

Jessica melted into him without hesitation. She wrapped her arms around his neck and slanted her mouth across his, meeting the thrust of his tongue with a sexy little moan.

Garrett had to use every bit of his self-control to keep from stripping her naked and taking her right there on the floor. He wanted to taste every inch of her, make her burn for him, hunger for him. She could deny it till the cows came home, but the way she responded to him was all the proof he needed.

Jessica wanted him just as much.

Bio for Donna

Romance author Donna Marie Rogers lives in a renovated old schoolhouse in beautiful Northeast Wisconsin with her husband and children. She's an avid gardener and home-canner, as well as an admitted reality TV junkie. Her passion to read is only exceeded by her passion to write, so when she's not doing the wife and mother thing, you can usually find her sitting at her computer creating exciting new characters, fresh new worlds, and always happily-ever-afters.

Thanks everyone for giving Donna a warm welcome.


Sunday, July 26, 2009


Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.

William B. Sprague

Friday, July 24, 2009

Special Guest on July 27

Stop by and learn about Donna and read excerpts of her new book.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Get Out and Enjoy the Countryside

As you probably all know, my husband and I love to travel. The best part is my husband loves to take pictures so we can enjoy the fun even after the vacation is over.

Have a wonderful summer,


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Motivational Inspiration

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.



Monday, July 13, 2009

Wine Drinker?

When I lived in California, I learned to enjoy a nice glass of wine.
Now, that we are living in Nebraska, I discovered there are a number of local wineries in the area.
So Mike and I decided to go try them out.

Have made it to three and plan to visit more.

First, we visited.

James Arthur Vineyards located in Raymond near Lincoln, NE.

Then we hit Big Cottonwood Winery located near Tekama, NE.

and Silver Hills Vineyards and Winery also near Tekama, NE.

If in the neighborhood, you might want to stop by and visit a winery near you. They are interesting places and you get to meet some fascinating people.


Sunday, July 12, 2009

DeSoto Wildlife Refuge

Mike and I took a short trip out to DeSoto Wildlife Refuge in Nebraska.

A fascinating place, the birthplace of a lake and the dead fork of the Missouri River, DeSoto is where the "Bertrand" sank, a merchant steamboat that held merchandise bound for the Montana Territory.

The Visitor Center holds a large assortment of the items retrieved from the boat.

Would love to go back when the birds are flying through.

At this time of year, the refuge is quiet and offers a peaceful place to rest and relax.

If you get a chance, you might want to stop by.

To see more of my pictures visit my website.


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Rocky Mountain National Park

This is a great place to visit if you want to cool off in the summer.

As you can see there is still snow on the ground and on the mountains.


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Starting the 4th of July Weekend

Hamburgers, hot dogs and fireworks.

The noise has already started. Fireworks are going off every night near my house. People enjoying the season and having fun.

Here is a quick dessert to enjoy on our country's birthday.


A store bought angel food cake
Whip topping

Pick out a pretty glass bowl to make this in so it will display all the colors.

First cut the angel food cake in half. Then tear one half of the cake into small bite size pieces and lay them in the bottom of the bowl. Then sprinkle some blueberries on top, then strawberries, then the whip topping. Repeat the with the second half of the cake, and add the other layers.

Keep a few blueberries and strawberries to display on top.

A great treat for everyone and it looks pretty too.