So, this happened today…

Right after work, I was sitting in the dentist chair, getting my bi-annual cleaning while chatting with the new hygienist–ya know, around her chisel and sucker hose. My purse was way over in the corner but I started to hear a steady stream of pings. Hmm, something’s going on. In the ninety seconds between the cleaning and the dentist doing his thing, I went for my phone.
“Sorry,” I told the hygienist. “I might be getting some good news, so can I just…”

Last week, my novel FALLING FOR HER SOLDIER went on sale and was featured in a fairly prominent ebook newsletter blast. (Not to mention heavy social media promotion from my publisher and so many others.) Sales last week were amazing, and the book ended up ranking pretty high on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Woot!  It did so well, in fact, that it became an Amazon Best-seller. Double-woot!  The next thing people started talking about was hitting the USA Today Best-Selling list. Gulp. What’s that?  See, what happens is USA Today takes the sales from both Amazon and B&N and produces a top 150 list every week. That list, however, doesn’t post until Wednesday. So, needless to say, I did everything I could to NOT check their website every two minutes. (And thank you to good friends who said they would check for me so I wouldn’t have to.) The day went on, no updates, and it was dentist time. Now we’re all caught up.

So yeah, I reached for my cell and was greated with messages like…

OPHELIA WHERE ARE YOU????? ❤

I know, right? It’s not a party without her! Hello!?!?

 DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I TOLD YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

She didn’t answer my phone call. Guess she’s TOO BIG NOW 😉

 Where

Are

You

Where

Are

You

Where

Are

You

Huge congrats to @ophelia_london who made the USA Today bestsellers list for Falling for Her Soldier! 😀 @entangledpub @RomanceIsBliss

40,000 toilets and plungers for @ophelia_london she is a USA today bestseller!

Congrats to fellow @entangledpub author & #dallasromauth@ophelia_london for becoming a Big Deal!! #doyouknowwhoiam

Then, of course, the congratulatory Pacey picture from Entagled’s social media specialist (who knows I love Pacey)

 

 And….another Pacey picture…


I must say, it was a pretty unique experience to get news like that while at the dentist office. The girls there were so excited for me, though. They all cheered and squeed with me, even the dude dentist wrote down the title so he could get it for his wife.

Thank you to everyone who made today–as well as last week–such an amazing experience! If you’d like to see the pretty page on USA Today, clicky-click HERE.

So, this happened today…

Right after work, I was sitting in the dentist chair, getting my bi-annual cleaning while chatting with the new hygienist–ya know, around her chisel and sucker hose. My purse was way over in the corner but I started to hear a steady stream of pings. Hmm, something’s going on. In the ninety seconds between the cleaning and the dentist doing his thing, I went for my phone.
“Sorry,” I told the hygienist. “I might be getting some good news, so can I just…”

Last week, my novel FALLING FOR HER SOLDIER went on sale and was featured in a fairly prominent ebook newsletter blast. (Not to mention heavy social media promotion from my publisher and so many others.) Sales last week were amazing, and the book ended up ranking pretty high on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Woot!  It did so well, in fact, that it became an Amazon Best-seller. Double-woot!  The next thing people started talking about was hitting the USA Today Best-Selling list. Gulp. What’s that?  See, what happens is USA Today takes the sales from both Amazon and B&N and produces a top 150 list every week. That list, however, doesn’t post until Wednesday. So, needless to say, I did everything I could to NOT check their website every two minutes. (And thank you to good friends who said they would check for me so I wouldn’t have to.) The day went on, no updates, and it was dentist time. Now we’re all caught up.

So yeah, I reached for my cell and was greated with messages like…

OPHELIA WHERE ARE YOU????? ❤

I know, right? It’s not a party without her! Hello!?!?

 DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I TOLD YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

She didn’t answer my phone call. Guess she’s TOO BIG NOW 😉

 Where

Are

You

Where

Are

You

Where

Are

You

Huge congrats to @ophelia_london who made the USA Today bestsellers list for Falling for Her Soldier! 😀 @entangledpub @RomanceIsBliss

40,000 toilets and plungers for @ophelia_london she is a USA today bestseller!

Congrats to fellow @entangledpub author & #dallasromauth@ophelia_london for becoming a Big Deal!! #doyouknowwhoiam

Then, of course, the congratulatory Pacey picture from Entagled’s social media specialist (who knows I love Pacey)

 

 And….another Pacey picture…


I must say, it was a pretty unique experience to get news like that while at the dentist office. The girls there were so excited for me, though. They all cheered and squeed with me, even the dude dentist wrote down the title so he could get it for his wife.

Thank you to everyone who made today–as well as last week–such an amazing experience! If you’d like to see the pretty page on USA Today, clicky-click HERE.

Day 4 – #ChickLitLove: Galentine’s Day

Today, we #CLC gals are celebrating all things Best Girl Friends from our chick-litty novels. Of course we all know I love writing kisses the best. But second best are those scenes with our sassy heroine and her equally sassy BFF. There’s something so wonderful when it’s just chicks in the room. Great belly laughs, sometimes tears, but always chocolate. 
Happy Galentine’s Day from my gals. . . .
Abby and her bestie Molly from ABBY ROAD
Tess & Mackenzie from both PLAYING AT LOVE & SPEAKING OF LOVE
Spring and Mel from DEFINITELY, MAYBE IN LOVE
Ellie and Jane from FALLING FOR HER SOLDIER
Now grab your bestie, your favorite drinks and let’s all karaoke!

Day 4 – #ChickLitLove: Galentine’s Day

Today, we #CLC gals are celebrating all things Best Girl Friends from our chick-litty novels. Of course we all know I love writing kisses the best. But second best are those scenes with our sassy heroine and her equally sassy BFF. There’s something so wonderful when it’s just chicks in the room. Great belly laughs, sometimes tears, but always chocolate. 
Happy Galentine’s Day from my gals. . . .
Abby and her bestie Molly from ABBY ROAD
Tess & Mackenzie from both PLAYING AT LOVE & SPEAKING OF LOVE
Spring and Mel from DEFINITELY, MAYBE IN LOVE
Ellie and Jane from FALLING FOR HER SOLDIER
Now grab your bestie, your favorite drinks and let’s all karaoke!

Day 3 – #ChickLitLove: Meet Charlie (aka: "Big Game Hunter")

For today’s stop on the #ChickLitLove tour, Charlie from FALLING FOR HER SOLDIER is in the “hot” seat. Get to it, sexy Charlie!
Celebrity you’ve been told you look like:The guy from that show Supernatural. I don’t really see it, but I’ve been told it’s a compliment, so I’m smart enough to smile and say thank you. It might also be because we both drive a black Chevy Impala.
Naughty food you like to indulge in:There’s this great pie place in my hometown. I always like to stop in when I’m at home on leave. Also, I started hanging around this awesome woman named Ellie and she’s addicted to hot fudge sundaes. Since it’s pretty much the hottest thing ever to watch her eat a sundae, I make sure to take her out for ice cream as often as I can.
What you wear to bed: My army ID tags and a smile.
Favorite body part of the opposite sex:I’ve always been a leg man. Ellie’s got amazing legs, being a ballet dancer, so I feel like the luckiest guy in the world. Ellie also has long, red hair. It’s so gorgeous, it drives me crazy.
How many people you’ve said “I love you” to: Only two people who aren’t related to me by blood. One is my best buddy, Sam. We’ve been through a lot together in the army. The other person is for me to know and you to find out…
Relationship deal-breaker: I’m very close to my family. If the woman I’m with isn’t cool with that, she can hit the bricks.
Your first kiss – How old were you? Did you instigate it?: I guess I was five or six because we were in kindergarten, under the monkey bars. I’m sure I was the instigator because I have a clear memory of being called to the principal’s office afterwards. My first real kiss with a girl I had a crush on was in fifth grade band class. I played trumpet and she played flute. I think it was something about the way her mouth puckered when she played. I was curious…
Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, describe: I have two tattoos. One on my left arm around the bicep and the other is on my chest. Both have to do with things my army unit and I have been through. We got them as a team.
Favorite alcoholic drink: Whatever’s on tap.
Describe your dream girl: *smiles* Honestly, I’d never imagined a “dream girl” before. But the moment I met a certain redheaded ballerina, she started filling my head with things I never knew I wanted in a woman. Ellie is most definitely my dream girl come to life. 
That’s it for today, guys. Check back tomorrow for more #ChickLitLove fun! And don’t forget to follow all the #ChickLitLove on Twitter!

Day 3 – #ChickLitLove: Meet Charlie (aka: "Big Game Hunter")

For today’s stop on the #ChickLitLove tour, Charlie from FALLING FOR HER SOLDIER is in the “hot” seat. Get to it, sexy Charlie!
Celebrity you’ve been told you look like:The guy from that show Supernatural. I don’t really see it, but I’ve been told it’s a compliment, so I’m smart enough to smile and say thank you. It might also be because we both drive a black Chevy Impala.
Naughty food you like to indulge in:There’s this great pie place in my hometown. I always like to stop in when I’m at home on leave. Also, I started hanging around this awesome woman named Ellie and she’s addicted to hot fudge sundaes. Since it’s pretty much the hottest thing ever to watch her eat a sundae, I make sure to take her out for ice cream as often as I can.
What you wear to bed: My army ID tags and a smile.
Favorite body part of the opposite sex:I’ve always been a leg man. Ellie’s got amazing legs, being a ballet dancer, so I feel like the luckiest guy in the world. Ellie also has long, red hair. It’s so gorgeous, it drives me crazy.
How many people you’ve said “I love you” to: Only two people who aren’t related to me by blood. One is my best buddy, Sam. We’ve been through a lot together in the army. The other person is for me to know and you to find out…
Relationship deal-breaker: I’m very close to my family. If the woman I’m with isn’t cool with that, she can hit the bricks.
Your first kiss – How old were you? Did you instigate it?: I guess I was five or six because we were in kindergarten, under the monkey bars. I’m sure I was the instigator because I have a clear memory of being called to the principal’s office afterwards. My first real kiss with a girl I had a crush on was in fifth grade band class. I played trumpet and she played flute. I think it was something about the way her mouth puckered when she played. I was curious…
Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, describe: I have two tattoos. One on my left arm around the bicep and the other is on my chest. Both have to do with things my army unit and I have been through. We got them as a team.
Favorite alcoholic drink: Whatever’s on tap.
Describe your dream girl: *smiles* Honestly, I’d never imagined a “dream girl” before. But the moment I met a certain redheaded ballerina, she started filling my head with things I never knew I wanted in a woman. Ellie is most definitely my dream girl come to life. 
That’s it for today, guys. Check back tomorrow for more #ChickLitLove fun! And don’t forget to follow all the #ChickLitLove on Twitter!

Day 2 – #ChickLitLove: Tango, anyone?

Hey gang. I’m back for day 2 of #ChickLitLove. So much fun! Today we’re all sharing a romantic excerpt from our stories. Sticking with FALLING FOR HER SOLDIER, I’m going with the aftermath of Charlie & Ellie’s first kiss…which, of course, leads to another kiss. Because kisses are the best.
Here we find Ellie trying to teach Charlie how to do the tango. They had a slight detour. 

Maybe he’d get lucky…maybe that kiss had been as insanely mind-blowing for her as it had been for him. He’d kissed a lot of women, but not one had ever made him feel like that, hungry and helpless and spinning out of his mind.

He hadn’t meant to back her into the wall like an animal, but he was afraid if he didn’t have help keeping them upright, he would end up pulling them both to the floor. A few months ago, he would have done that without a second thought, but not now, not with Ellie. That was a Hunter move, and the hunter was dead…. 
           Without thinking, he leaned down and kissed her, slowly, loving the way her lips parted immediately, trembling under his. He’d never made a woman’s lips tremble from just a kiss before. Or maybe his were the ones trembling; he couldn’t be sure. He held her face between his hands, combing his fingers into her hair. Then slowly, regretfully, he let go.
She was breathing hard, her eyes closed. “Anyway,” she said after a shaky inhale.
“Sorry. You were about to say something.”
“No, no.” She nodded. “It’s okay…that was okay.”