Simon & Schuster Author Page

There are still a few more months until Twelve Months of Awkward Moments becomes available August 30.  Still, there’s some great news.  Check out my author page at Simon & Schuster @

It’s also on their Coming Soon page at


And make sure you pre-order a copy so you have Twleve Months when it becomes available August 30 at

The Rain on Netflix Is a Little Leaky

rainI’m struggling to find a new dystopia to invest in after reading the Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. I fell in love with the amazing characters, writing, and story.

If there is something else out there I should read or watch, please let me know.

I gave the new Netflix series from Denmark The Rain a chance.  It’s got a punchy tagline: “Stay Dry. Stay Alive,” which sounded like a good start.

The show has a novel concept. The rain holds a virus that kills most of the population. The main character Simone (Alba August) and her younger brother are holed up in a bunker. Initially, Mom is there too, but not for long. Their father promises to return after he completes a mysterious quest but does not.

Fast forward five years and food in the bunker is running out. Simone and her brother must venture into a new, inhospitable world but only when no storm clouds are above.

I bought into the series at the start. Simone is a typical teen and I enjoyed the bunker scenes of the first two episodes. How do two teens cope with stress, fear, and the boredom of solitary confinement? How well would they deal without adults?

Once they are out of the bunker, the series turns leaky. The main character makes many stupid choices. She waited five years for her father’s return and then all of a sudden she is ready to trek around the country searching for answers without a thought-out plan or a plan of any kind. She meets some starving people, all her own age, and leads them to a new bunker full of technology and food. But they all quickly give up the safety, food, and technology to follow Simone into danger.

I also had to ask why all the good people in the series portrayed as stupid? The bad people who hunt survivors have technology and vehicles. All the good people are starving and scavenging. There must be some smart good people who can start cars and find food. Right?

This show has a great premise and good actors but imitated other dystopian shows already out there.

The Sweet Life SALE and Blog Tour: May 15 – May 26

The Sweet Life author is at it again with a new blog tour and two-day sale! The Sweet Life will be only .99 on Monday, May 15 and Tuesday, May 16.  Grab a copy of The Sweet Life.  Available at

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May 15 – RABT Book Tours – Kick Off
May 15 – Crystals Book World – Excerpt

May 16 – Book Addict – Spotlight

May 17 – Lamplight Reviews – Review
May 18 – Lock That Door – Guest Post
May 19 – Nicole’s Book Musings – Excerpt
May 20 – Jazzy’s Book Reviews – Excerpt
May 21 – Book Junkiez – Excerpt
May 22 – The Bookworm Lodge – Spotlight
May 23 – Valerie Ullmer – Spotlight
May 24 – Truly Trendy – Review
May 25 – Nerdy, Dirty, and Flirty – Excerpt
May 26 – Texas Book Nook – Review
May 26 – RABT Reviews – Wrap Up
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To Be Read

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Today I am a host for the Blog Tour of The Sweet Life by Dakota Star. This Blog Tour is coordinated by Rockstar Book Tours.


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PUBLISHER: Limitless Publishing

DATE PUBLISHING: 28th March 2018

PAGES: 176



Alexis takes her job very seriously. As one of the younger account executives, proving herself in the workplace is much more important than having a love life. And now that she’s been assigned a dude ranch account, she’s more determined than ever to show her doubters that she has what it takes.

Unfortunately there’s a tall, hot-tempered, brown-eyed cowboy who manages to distract Alexis from her goal by grabbing her attention…in a non-professional kind of way.
Mitch is the cowboy of her dreams—and also a distraction her career can’t afford.

And the real doozy? He also happens to be the ranch owner’s son, and this little fact alone has the potential to…

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