Friday, 2 December 2016

Counting down to a New Year...30

What makes me happy today... Ghostbusters

And I'm not talking about the disaster of a remake they made. I'm talking the original 1984 classic. I don't remember how many times I went to the theater to see this movie. I know I babysat every hellspawned child on my street that I could to earn the money to keep going.

Once it was out on video, I couldn't begin to guess how many times I've watched it now.....But I can say all the dialogue for the entire movie. (Much to my husbands annoyance.) I still laugh every. single. time.

So when I was surfing through Netflix earlier and found that they have it....my days got so much happier!
Who Ya Gonna Call? 
Not me, I'm watching the movie ;)


Thursday, 1 December 2016

Counting down to the end of 2016! What makes me happy :)

I don't know anyone who would argue that 2016 has been a swirling vortex of crap and negativity...oh man, has there been some negativity. And, there is no magical switch on December 31st which will change the world as the calendar flips to 2017. We're the only ones who control our attitudes and outlooks on life.

But,

Now, that we're down to the last month I want to try to end it on an upswing. I got this idea today when speaking to another author, I'm going to take time each day to think of something positive...big, small or utterly ridiculous. My plan is to count down to the end of the year with things that make me happy.

And I invite you to join me! Come on by each day or when ever the mood strikes,  and pop something into the comments. Let's end this year happier that it started and celebrate the good in the world.

Day 31 of what makes me happy...

Lots of Colourful lights!

This time of year the trees are bare, grass is covered in snow and all the colour has been leached out of the world around me. But all the pretty, pretty lights that are strung up make me feel better. In fact, why do we take them all down January 1st? That's when we really need them to combat the winter blahs. I think this year I'm going to keep mine up till the snow melts.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Where in the world is Kayleigh??

Wanna guess??

Okay, that isn't really fair since the world is a big place but I'll give you a hint. It's an island in the Caribbean known for it's rum :D

I love love love this country. It's lush and beautiful. The people are sweet, gracious and so friendly. It's one of my favourite places to visit.

But that's not all! I'm also magically posting over at Romance Eh? Canadian Style today too!

See you all in a couple days! <3

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Look who's the Daily Deal!!!


For today only! 

You can get Haunted Hearts at AllRomance ebooks for only 99 cents. 




Gwen needs a hero and Mac needs to be one.

In the wake of a horrific accident, Gwen was left with a terrifying ability. Now, she's on the run with her little brother. Fleeing the iron fist of her father and his organization, she can't escape her visions of the ghosts who haunt her. 

When Mac lost his passion for his career in the coast guard, life holds little pleasure anymore, until a beautiful woman crashes into his life and he is forced to live up to his code of protection.

When the ghosts of the past catch up with them, will their love protect them or will the truth destroy their future?



Thursday, 10 November 2016

I'm dreaming of Snowy Knights!!!!

COVER REVEAL!! Snowy Knights: 10 Suspenseful Contemporary and Paranormal Romantic Rescue Stories

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Coming Dec 13th!

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Snowy Knights: 10 Suspenseful Contemporary and Paranormal Romantic Rescue Stories

When the cold hits, only he can warm her…
This December, snuggle up with 10 BRAND NEW romantic rescue stories! From literal heroes in the snow, to the bad boy whose soul is saved by love. These sexy stories will burn up your e-reader while melting your heart.
Featuring:
WINTER DECEPTION by Amy J Hawthorn
ALASKA’S SNOWY MATE by April Zyon
WINTER’S STORM by Gracie Meadows
KISS OF ICE by Kayleigh Malcolm
SNOW-KISSED by Lizabeth Scott
FROST-BITTEN by Lori King
BY THE LIGHT OF A BLIZZARD by Michel Prince
STORM OF SEDUCTION by Nicole Morgan
SNOW ANGEL by Rose Nickol
SNOW BOUND by TL Reeve
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WINTER DECEPTION

Amy J Hawthorn Kelly’s been framed for diamond theft and nothing is more important than clearing her name and keeping her job. There’s only one problem, the deadly snowstorm tearing through Kentucky. Detective Jake Bowie comes home exhausted and prepared to sleep his vacation away. His dog, Jasper, has more important things in mind. Say like rescuing a half-frozen, damsel in distress. No stranger to puzzles, Jake senses there’s far more to Kelly’s story than she’s admitting. Can he see through the heat of their passion to figure out this sexy little mystery?

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ALASKA’S SNOWY FATE

April Zyon Christmas is looking rather bleak for recent divorcee, Alaska. Spending her vacation with her family will truly test the limits of her sanity, but she’s determined to push through and get some killer slope time in the snowy mountains. Drake is looking forward to spending the holiday season hunkered down with his polar bear clan, rest and recouping from his constant training for the Olympics. When he and his clan-mates are called out on a dangerous search and rescue mission he never dreamed he’d come face to face with his fated mate. Saving Alaska from her car was only the beginning, and the pair find themselves in a dangerous cat and mouse game with someone determined to kill her. Is it Alaska’s Snowy Fate to find Drake and fall in love, only to die in the process?

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WINTER’S STORM

Gracie Meadows Born to a life of privilege, Winter Stevens is ripped from her entire world by a secret she’s not willing to give up. In a small run down cabin in the middle of nowhere, the past blasts back into her life in the form of the deliciously enticing, Jules Brennon, and threatens to reveal the secrets she’s protecting. Jules spends his life in a solitary cabin in the woods, content with only his ax for company. When the long-vacant cabin nearby is rented out, he’s forced to endure a neighbor. Never in a million years did he expect it to be Winter. A blustery cold night forces these two together causing secrets to be spilled, and Jules to get tangled up in Winter’s Storm.

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KISS OF ICE

Kayleigh Malcolm Alice loves life as a geothermal engineer, searching the globe for her next adrenaline thrill. Falling down a crevice into a glacier and finding a frozen Viking of a man was an adventure she never saw coming. Erik pissed off the wrong witch and she cursed him. Every living thing he touches…freezes. His only escape was to hide away and hope the curse died with the witch. The gorgeous woman who finds him is everything he’s ever craved, but he can never have. Can Alice and Erik learn how to break the curse before it’s too late or will the ice freeze their chance for love?

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SNOW-KISSED

Lizabeth Scott Reed Hamilton, a home restoration expert, is more comfortable in her steel-toed boots than teetering on heels at a shopping mall. Relationships she usually kills from neglect so she’s taken herself off the market. An unexpected assignment to evaluate a potential project in upstate New York has Reed leaving the Victorian she’s working on to meet with the client. A client she discovers spooning her from behind when she wakes up in his bed! Reed finds Mason charming, tempting and hot! An early snowstorm dumps an irresistible woman at Mason Tate’s door. As beautiful and enticing as he finds her, career focused Mason doesn’t do entanglements of any type. So he proposed that while snow falls outside, they make their own heat inside and then go their separate ways with only pleasant memories of their time together. No emotions, just a good time. At least that was the plan. Until that kiss.

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FROST-BITTEN

Lori King Dr. Quinn Jameson has secured his future by submerging himself in his career, but no amount of money in the world can ease his loneliness. Despite the fact that his inner polar bear is supposed to not need a pack, he finds himself craving more out of life, more contact, more intimacy, maybe even a mate. Aubrey Celine is pregnant and on the run. This feisty tiger shifter thinks she is out of options when she wakes up in the hospital under the care of the delicious shifter. But after the horror she has gone through, can she trust another man? Even someone who seems so strong and caring? In the midst of an epic blizzard, these two strangers must rely on each other to stay alive. The sizzling heat between them could melt the ice caps, but will it be enough to melt her frozen heart and give him the warm home he desires most?

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BY THE LIGHT OF A BLIZZARD

Michel Prince Kelsi Stamp is known all over the world as one of the best-selling Sci-fi authors. Living in a small town she’s able to stay hidden tucked away in her cabin in the woods. Outside of her internet searches she stays away from the world. Readers are fickle and love has turned to an unhealthy obsession in the past. As a blizzard bears down on Northern Minnesota Kelsi’s lights flicker then go out right after a large crash echoes through the wilderness. A truck holds an unconscious stranger she is being pulled to, but who is Jace Runyon and why was he driving so fast on a road no GPS even knows exists?

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STORM OF SEDUCTION

Nicole Morgan Lori Hammond wanted for nothing. As the only heir to her family fortune she’d learned at a young age she only need ask for whatever she desired. All the money in the world hadn’t gotten her the one thing in life that she’d wanted most, Kevin Preston. As the head of The Gilpin Search and Rescue Team, Kevin knows the dangers that a Colorado blizzard can bring. And with one looming closer to their patch of the Rocky Mountains he and his team prepare for the worst winter storm to hit their county in decades. Hearing of the blizzard, Lori concocts a scheme to get exactly what she wants. But, will her plan be the thing that brings them together? Or will the rewards not be worth the risk as their very survival hangs in the balance? -----------------------

SNOW ANGEL

Rose Nickol Kasey Danvers is on the run. Her step-father has finally pushed her to the edge, and now her only plan is to drive until the car runs out of gas. It’s just her luck that it happens in the middle of a freak snowstorm. Fate intervenes, when Bryce Cromby comes to her rescue, warming her body and soul as he protects her from the storm. But can he protect her when her step-father comes for her again?

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SNOW BOUND

TL Reeve Amity Jones is in trouble. Her ex-boyfriend is stalking her and won’t let her go, no matter how many times she runs away. After his latest attempt at kidnapping her, she has to disappear, or else. Lance Wingham, Alpha of the Rosewood pack isn’t expecting to find his mate in a ditch on the side of the road. Caring for her is easy. And, when Amity's ex-boyfriend shows up looking for her, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her. Will Amity be able to accept the wolf lurking under Lance’s skin, or will she once again be running scared?

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Sunday, 2 October 2016

Mental Illness sucks....

Normally, I don't launder my personal life on social media, but what is happening with me right now is a story that needs to be told. Mental illness is a brutal reality for so many people in this country and not enough....NOT ENOUGH...is being done to help them. With that in mind I'm going to put down something very personal to me, but it needs to be said. We need to do more. There has to be more help for the people suffering and the family members desperate to help but can't do anything except watch their loved ones implode.

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I had to do something today that I know will destroy my relationship with a woman I love.

My little sister was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia twenty years ago. In that time I was helpless to do anything but watch her fight and struggle to come back. She spent years treading water through a white water rapid of pharmaceutical medications as doctors tried to get her brain chemistry balanced. 1 part guess work, 1 part education and a 100 parts guinea pig.

But she did it. Slowly my quirky sister with the easy smile and wicked sense of humour came back.   She had two beautiful girls and always astounded me with what a great and creative mom she could be.

Then about a year ago I noticed that things were changing.

It was the tone of her voice at first, the high pitched sing-songy tone that I remembered from decades ago. Then the stories of men standing in her back yard, and her fears that people were in her apartment when she wasn't home. Unknown to us, she'd decided that she was cured, didn't need her meds and stopped taking them. Cold turkey. Done. No amount of pleading or facts would changer her mind. Things got bad....real bad. CAS was called in and my Dad took my nieces to stop them from going into foster care until my sister got her life together.

But that was just meant to be temporary and there is the fact that CAS could step in and take them from their grandfather at any moment. So to protect my nieces from ending up in the homes of strangers, my dad chose to petition the court for full custody. That drove my sister, in an already fragile mental state, over the edge.

She sees it as my dad trying to steal her kids away from her. Everyone was against her, out to get her.

Except me.

In a small corner of my baby sisters brain, she held on to the fact that I would do anything for her. As I live three hours away I wasn't directly involved with everything so she considered me safe. When she took off...she showed up at my house. I talked her into going to the hospital. I convinced her to go back on her meds, to fight for her girls. I told her repeatedly that that I had her back, I would always be there for her and she said. "I know that's why I came to you."

She stayed a couple days, took her meds....but then went home. Three hours away from me and stopped taking her pills again.

Today I had to write a letter to the courts explaining everything that happened the day she showed up at my house. I had to be truthful, My sister shouldn't be driving. I believe that she's a danger to her self and I don't believe that she has the ability to care for her children right now, not forever, just for now.

Only I know she's going to find out what I did and I know it will shatter that small bit of belief she had in me. I'll be lumped in with everyone else that is out to get her and my heart is breaking because I terrified that if my little sister doesn't come back this time, she'll hate me for the rest of her life.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Sexy as F*@k Music Mondays

Okay I know I'm showing my age with this one....but those of us who were making out in the back of a camero at the drive-in will remember this one. Not that I'm saying I ever did that.... ;)