Friday, August 29, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

What's Your Best Feature?

What is your best feature? What do you get the most compliments on? Your lovely eyes?

Your silky hair?

Your pretty face?


Your long legs?
I used to get the most compliments on my...geez, its been so long I can't even remember. Anyhoo, you know what I get complimented on now? My smooth arms. Never saw that one coming.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hooves, Wings, and Paws at the Cox House

This girl spent several hours on the property eating, drinking, and laying around.
The male cardinals were too coy for me to get any decent pictures of them.
If some of these shots look funky, they were taken from inside the screened in porch. That and the fact that whenever I went to click, I'd jiggle the camera. sigh.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Freebie


Akasha is free through the 31st at Kobo.
~*~
Did you have a great weekend, blogster buds? We went to see the Grands. Oh my gosh, what a difference a month makes. They're sitting up and crawling. Watch out world.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Weekend

Enjoy your weekend, blogster buds.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sad Cat Diary


Have you seen this one? Pretty funny.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Avery's No Bake Cookies



As promised yesterday: Avery’s No Bake Cookie Recipe

In Maximum Risk, my heroine, Avery, is cut off from her life due to the bad guys wanting her dead. To get her mind off the danger she bakes a batch of her mom’s No Bake Cookies-the only thing she can bake since she isn’t a cook.  Quinn gave them his approval and he comes from a family where his mom cooks Sunday dinner and leaves Tupperware in his fridge when he’s away-so you know they’re good J So, here’s the recipe for Avery’s No Bake Cookies from Maximum Risk. Enjoy!

Avery’s No Bake Cookies

½ c cocoa
2 c sugar
½ c milk
1 stick butter
½ c peanut butter
½ tsp. vanilla
3 c quick-cooking oats
1)      Mix sugar, cocoa, milk and butter in a saucepan and boil for 1 minute
2)      Take off heat
3)      Add peanut butter, vanilla and oats.
4)      Lay out on wax paper and let cool before enjoying!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Maximum Risk



Hi, Sandra, and all you fabulous readers out there *waves* Thank you so much for having me today! My romantic suspense, Maximum Risk (Book #1, Wolff Securities), released this month so I’m very excited to be here! Thank you so much for sharing it with me!! 
In honor of my release I am giving away an e-book copy of any one of my books (go to my WEBSITE to choose) to one lucky commenter so please leave me a comment with your EMAIL so I can contact you if you win!!
Blurb:
It should have been a simple rescue mission…
Retired Pararescueman, Quinn Wolff, wrote the book on how to stay alive during a mission when he founded Wolff Securities, an elite private sector security firm. When he fast-ropes down to save missing humanitarian aid worker, Avery Marks, in the remote mountains of Azbakastan he isn’t prepared for the brave, stubborn woman who challenges the rules he wrote in order to protect her.
But when it comes to matters of the heart nothing is simple…
Avery Marks learned a long time ago to take care of herself, but when her convoy is attacked, her friends and coworkers murdered, she has to rely on the aid of intensely capable and handsome, Quinn Wolff to get her safely out of the country. His skills keep her alive, but his kisses put her in danger. In danger of losing her heart. That’s a risk she can’t take ever again.
Content Warning: Sexual content
Excerpt:

Copyright © 2014 Jennifer Lowery

Gut-wrenching sobs choked her as she brought the truck to a skidding stop in front of Quinn’s house. She fumbled with the door handle and nearly fell on her face when it opened. Leaving the door wide open, she ran into the house and straight to her bedroom where she slammed the door. Quinn’s borrowed bloody shirt lay on the floor, tainted with Ryan’s blood. Her own blood.

Memories of what they’d done to her flooded in. The pain. Her screams. The times she couldn’t scream. The missile hitting the Land Cruiser. Scott taking a bullet.

Oh God.

Unable to process, Avery pummeled the fabric with her fists. Over and over she swung until the pain in her arms overshadowed the pain in her heart.

A pair of arms wrapped around her from behind, picked her up off the ground and swung her away from the bed. Still aching inside, she kicked and fought to be free. The arms held tight, body taut.
Buy the Book:
Meet Jennifer:
NY Times & USA Today bestselling author, Jennifer Lowery grew up reading romance novels in the back of her math book and on the bus to school, and never wanted to be anything but a writer.  Her summers were spent sitting at the kitchen table with her sisters spinning tales of romance and intrigue and always with a tall glass of ice tea at their side. 
Today, Jennifer is living that dream and she couldn’t be happier to share her passion with her readers.  She loves everything there is about romance.  Her stories feature alpha heroes who meet their match with strong, independent heroines.  She believes that happily ever after is only the beginning of her stories. And the road to that happy ending is paved with action, adventure, and romance. As her characters find out when they face danger, overcome fears, and are forced to look deep within themselves to discover love.  
Jennifer lives in Michigan with her husband and two children.  When she isn’t writing she enjoys reading and spending time with her family. 
Connect With Jennifer:
***BONUS***
For everyone who signs up for my NEWSLETTER you will receive an e-book copy of my short story, Taking Chances ($.99 value) for FREE!
Thank you for having me today, Sandra,!! I just want to send out a big THANK YOU to all my readers out there! Without you I wouldn’t be here. My wish is to one day meet each and every one of you so I can personally thank you for your generosity and support! 
All my best, 
Jennifer
Tomorrow:  Avery’s No Bake Cookie Recipe

Monday, August 18, 2014

Zoo 360




I want to see this next time I'm in Philly.
And speaking of Zoos...I'm in the process of reading James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge's Zoo. Yikes! Anyone out there read it? Did you like it?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Liebster Award

Blogster bud, Gina Stoneheart, nominated me for the Liebster Award, awhile back and I'm just now getting my hinnie in gear for the requirements. Thanks, Gina, for the nomination.
For those of you who aren't familiar with it:

The Liebster Award is given to bloggers with less than 200 followers. The goal of this grand gesture is to help find blogs which are worthy of a bigger following... sort of like finding diamonds scattered amongst tiny grains of sparkling, white, distant sands. You imagine they are there but you have to look hard enough to pick up their beauty and inspiration against the decadence of a jealous sun.

In German, Liebster means kindest, beloved, valued and welcome.
The rules for accepting this award are as follows:
List 11 random facts about myself.
Answer 11 questions from the blogger who nominated me.
Nominate 11 other blogs who have less than 200 followers and let them know they have been nominated.
Post 11 new questions for those bloggers to answer (If they wish to accept the award, it’s completely optional).

My questions and responses:

What is one thing most of us do not know about you?
I'm a cat person. My bad. Everyone knows that.
What are your top 10 favorite movies of all time?
When Harry Met Sally
Hunger Games
Mockingjay
The Sum of All Fears
Miss Congeniality
While You Were Sleeping
Twilight (First Series Only)
Thor
Star Trek
Star Trek Into The Darkness

What is your favorite thing about each season?
Spring: Tulips and daffodils
Summer: Listening to and watching the birds
Fall: colorful leaves
Winter: Christmas
 Do you believe you can love more than one person at different times of your life?
Most definitely
What do you love most about your writing?
When I finish a novel
What are some of your favorite novels?
The Hunger Games Series
Twilight Series
I'm currently reading James Patterson's Detective Mike Bennett's series
As you can see I'm a series girl:) 
Do you like cheese? If so, what is your favorite type?
Sharp white cheddar
If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be?
Unfortunately, there's no going back.
If you had three wishes, what would they be?
The first goes without saying: I'd be on the New York Times Bestseller List. grin.
There would be no more unwanted, unloved and uncared for animals in the world.
All people would be treated with respect and dignity and no one would be hungry. That's kind of a run on or run together wish, but both are equally important.
What was the best vacation you ever had and why?
Taking the kids when they were little to Disney World. You can't beat family vacations.
Do you believe in soul mates? Why or why not?
Most definitely. I also believe you don't always meet them.

Now for my nominees and their questions. As you can see I've, ahem, modified the rules. I've listed five nominees and have six questions.

My nominations are:
CJ@http://ponyexpressgraphics.blogspot.com/. CJ is a calligrapher and dips her fingers into many other forms of creativity. As previously mentioned, my favorite posts of hers are Wordless Wednesday and Friday's Five Good Things.
Blue Grumpster@http://thebluegrumpster.blogspot.com/. Blue always has something fascinating to say in well written verse. Check out his blogger board game....I want it!
Stacy McKitrick@http://stacysrantings.blogspot.com/. Stacy is another Lyrical author, who became a blogster bud before I ever submitted to Lyrical. She always has something of note going on at Stacy's Rants. Her covers alone are worth a visit.
Leandra Wallace@http://leandrajwallace.blogspot.com/ Leandra is an Indiana girl. This is a big plus for me since I lived many years in Lafayette. She's an avid reader and writer who likes old buildings and things that sparkle. She posted an advertising plan for a book release that was fabulous. Need some ideas for your next release. Check it out: http://leandrajwallace.blogspot.com/2014/07/things-i-would-do.html.
Elizabeth Vardan @http://elizabethvaradansfourthwish.blogspot.com.  Elizabeth Vardan writes mysteries and children's books and loves to travel. If you check out her current blog you'll learn all types of fascinating things about Spain and India you probably didn't know.
Here's your questions:

If you were an animal what would you be?
What's your favorite genre?
When reading, do you prefer paper or a hand held device?
What's your favorite vacation spot?
What's your favorite charity?
If given the choice, where would you live?


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

How Seniors Call The Police



A senior citizen was going up to bed, when his wife told him that he’d left the light on in the garden shed, which she could see from the bedroom window.  The man opened the back door to go turn off the light, but saw that there were people in the shed stealing things.  He phoned the police, who asked ”Is someone in your house?”  He said “No.” 
They replied, “All patrols are busy.  You should lock your doors and an officer will be along when one is available.” 
The older gentleman said, “Okay”.  He hung up the phone and counted to thirty.  Then he phoned the police again.  “Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people stealing things from my shed.  Well, you don’t have to worry about them now because I just shot them,” and hung up. 
Within five minutes, six Police Cars, a SWAT Team, a Helicopter, two Fire Trucks, a Paramedic, and an Ambulance showed up at his residence and caught the burglars red-handed. 
One of the policemen said to the senior citizen, “I thought you said that you shot  them!” 
The man replied, “I thought you said there was nobody available!”