Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Readers Rally

I'm keeping this post at the top of my blog, but I still have my daily articles underneath.

I'm giving away a copy of my ebook "Pregnancy Plan"

Just post a comment and you'll be entered to win. Make sure to leave your email address.

Click on book link above and read the first chapter of any of my books.

Have fun with the blog hop. Post winner - Feb. 1,2012

Also don't forget to enter for 1 Grand Prize, winner will be chosen from the commenter’s on the Romance At Random website: http://www.romanceatrandom.com/reader-rally-begins-now-thru-1312012-giveaway-grand-prize/
Good luck,


Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday Morning Funny

Most people are only alive because it is illegal to shoot them.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Weekend Frustration

Kids, husband, are they getting to you?

Why not head for the golf course, then you can really have a frustrating time chasing down a little ball.


Friday, January 27, 2012

RT - Enjoy the Weekend

Share the excitement with someone you love.
A kiss,
A hug,
A bounce of joy,

All make the ones we love smile.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Release Date Set for Feb. 17, 2012

The Executive Wives' Club Series

Four women...
One fatal car wreck...
Everyone's lives changed...

Blurb for "The Unwilling Widow":
Jennifer Larson, having lost her husband, friends and the perfect life she’d had plan, now faces the biggest challenge of her life, moving into an unplanned future. While the rest of the Executive Wife Club is still wallowing in the past, Jen is tempted into the future by a sexy chiropractor, Hagan Chaney.

But does he really love her or is he only after her money like everyone else?

Friday night sitting at a booth in a nice, romantic restaurant, Jen silently wished she could enjoy the subdued atmosphere, and order a rib eye steak. Instead, her hands shook and her stomach churned with doubt. The survival skills, she’d learned after becoming a real estate agent demanded a calm composed front, but she couldn’t pull it off.

Hell, who was she fooling?

After ten years without a date, what made her believe she could do this again? She stared at the menu. Could she even swallow a bite of beef? And if not, what should she order?

She lifted her gaze to the drop-dead gorgeous man on the other side of the table. Hagan Cheney, a Greek god incarnated, had strawberry blonde hair glowing like gold around his head. Wide shoulders and strong arms encased in a hunter-green cashmere sweater. Apollo, himself, wouldn’t look any better.

Why in heavens name did he ask her on a date?

And why did she care?

She had no plans other than a casual dinner for two.

He glanced up and a pretty-boy grin crossed his lips. The twinkle in his hazel eyes softened the square line of his jaw. “So have you decided what you want?”

Heat simmered low in her belly. Oh, yeah, answering that question the wrong way could get her into a world of trouble.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

MMI - Success is Simple

If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing. Will Rogers Read more: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/w/will_rogers_3.html#ixzz1jdbNtdmc

Friday, January 20, 2012

Romance isn't....

A competition. You don't earn points

A business.  There is no bottom line that you have to shot for.

It's not a science, or logical. You can't get it perfectly.

So let up and just do it. Right or wrong be creative, have fun, and don't take yourself to seriously.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

MY - Callie

Sometimes I don't think she knows she's a dog.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Thoughts about Chiropractic Care

In my new book "The Unwilling Widow" coming out Feb. 17. The hero is a chiropractor so I thought I would share some thought on the subject by B.J. Palmer,

Now comes a man. Any one man is a small thing.
This man gives an adjustment. The adjustment is a small thing.
The adjustment replaces the subluxation. That is a small thing.
The adjusted subluxation releases pressure upon nerves. That is a small thing.

The released pressure restores health to a man. That is a big thing to that man.
Multiply that well man by a thousand, and you step up the physical and mental welfare of a city.
Multiply that well man by a million, and you increase the efficiency of a State.
Multiply that well man by one hundred thrity million, and you have produced a healthy, wealthy, and better race for posterity.

So the adjustment of subluxation, to release pressure upon nerves, to restore mental inpluse flow, to restore health, is big enough to rebuild the thoughts and actions of the world.

B.J.Palmer was a philosopher, scientist, artist, builder, author, and American broadcasting pioneer.
Founder of the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.



Monday, January 16, 2012

MMI - Do Something

Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction.

Will Rogers

Read more: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/w/will_rogers.html#ixzz1iysnvUmz

Friday, January 13, 2012

RT - Give the Gift of Time

Do some of her/his chores like washing the dishes, paying the bills, cutting the lawn.

This will give your lover some time to do something else that they might enjoy like reading, watching their favorite show, spending time playing a video game.

If you can't or won't try this alone, you can always just offer some help and double-up to get a chore done.

Have fun,


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Buttons at the Top of My Blog

I don't know if you've noticed but I've add some buttons to the top of my blog.

The book page takes you to all my books and you can see excerpts, reviews, and even read the first chapter of my books. Check it out.

The link page takes you to all sorts of interesting places.

Bio is all about me.

My favorite is my picture page which this week shows off the cookies I made with my son.

Clink on any of them and explore my site.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Cookie Fun

click on the picture link above and check out all the cookies my son and I made.
He did it all free hand.
I did the easy part of decorating.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Win a Copy of "Mating Rituals"

To celebrate the release of my new book "The Unwilling Widow" on Feb. 17, 2012.

I'm running a contest for everyone who is a member of my yahoo group.

If you join before Jan. 18 you be entered to  win a copy of my book "Mating Rituals".

Five winners will be selected and I'll be sending out a copy of my ebook to the winners on Jan. 19.

Also you will be entered to win any future contest I have.

Blurb for "Mating Rituals"

With rock-hard fortitude, Marohka Taunton battles to maintain her position as top mineralogist and refuses to see why she should marry even if the law requires she take a mate. Fighting her attraction for Stihl Fermesium, she struggles to save her father's company.

Stihl, determined to win her as his mate, is faced with the commission deal of a lifetime and needs the money to save his family land. He wrestles with her emotional resistance and discovers someone other than Marohka is unhappy about their union. In fact, they want to separate them in the most basic of ways, death.

Or visit my website and read the first scene.

Good luck,


Monday, January 9, 2012

Example of an Excerpt Exchange

Texas Passion

Texas Passion
by: Anita Philmar

Blurb -
After a long cattle drive to Abilene, Trent McCall just wants to unwind. But in his absence, his father's been making wedding plans...for Trent. The last thing he needs is a spoiled and pampered socialite for a wife. What he needs is a hard drink and a willing woman. An uncomplicated woman who understands a man’s need for release after a hard ride. Good thing he’s got one waiting for him.

Four years back East haven’t changed Catherine Turnberry’s mind. Her heart is set on neighboring rancher, Trent McCall. When an end-of-the-trail party threatens to put him in the arms of another woman, Catherine grabs the bull by the horns. Taking the place of the whore hired to pleasure Trent, she intends to give him a welcome he'll never forget and show him what Texas passion is all about.

“Well, now, did you think I’d ever arrive?” He shut the door and tossed his hat onto the table by the door. Dark curly hair circled his head, and his dark brown eyes met hers.

“I had no doubt you’d get here eventually.” Her hands shaking, Catherine laid her book on the rocker and tried for a more seductive tone. “But I’d like to know what delayed you.”

One corner of his mouth turned up in a crooked grin, he stepped forward, and then paused. “Wait a second, don’t I know you?”

Catherine nodded and toyed with the knot holding her robe together. Should she shed her robe and try to seduce him first? Or just tell him her name?

He tilted his head slightly, and a frown formed on his lips. The subdued lighting of the lantern didn’t mask the lines marring his brow.

Apprehension slithered over her skin, and a lump the size of Texas grew in her throat. “I…uh…”


More of an accusation than a question, her name echoed in her head. “Yes, I…” She edged closer.

He shuffled backward until his back hit the door. “What the hell are you doing here?” His gaze dropped to swell of her breasts, and the cattywhumped expression on his face registered. Clarity filled her head. The man might deny it, but the heat in his eyes proved he found her appealing. Energy pulsed through her, and she untied the knot at her waist. “I decided, since we’re practically engaged, I didn’t want you sleeping with another woman.”

“Whoa, don’t even think about removing that robe.” He held out his hands to stop her, but his tongue slid over his parched lips and the blaze in his eyes sparked higher. Catherine’s confidence grew, and the doubt that had plagued her for the last few hours faded. He might resist, but she’d show him this was what they both wanted.

Want to feel more?
Read Anita Philmar.

Visit Anita at www.anitaphilmar.com

MMI - More Will

Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
Will Rogers
Have a great day,

Friday, January 6, 2012

RT - Wash Her Hair

Washing a woman's hair can be a sensual experience.

Check out the following website and see it you can add a little romance to your relationship.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Looking Forward

Looking forward to the digging up my plants, Callie sniffs everything and has the nose of a blood hound.

I'm eyeing my back yard with the hopes of getting in some new plants here soon.

Oh, the wonderful thing about So. Cal. is you have greenery all year round.

Hope everyone enjoyed the rose bowl parade,


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Cleaning Tip

With the kids going back in school, I've started the massive clean-up from the holidays.

One tip, I just recently started using on my stove top is oven cleaner. With a self-cleaning oven, I didn't think I'd ever use the can I bought for the grill.

Found out it's not supposes to be used for outdoor grills so while looking for another use for the spray, I started using it on the grills of my stove top. It gets off the stubborn black goo.

Have a great year


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Enter to Win

Win a copy of my book "Youthful Temptations" (edit)

On Goodread I started a new group called Q&A with Tina Gayle. Please join and sign up to win a copy of my book "Youthful Temptations. 

If you are not a member of Goodread you can send me an email at tina9561(at)yahoo.com with contest in the subject line. contest ends Jan. 8


Monday, January 2, 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Welcome 2012

Here's to a year of wonders, hope, and the greatest of joys.