Happy New Year


I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and that 2016 proves to be a great year for all of us.

I had some mixed blessings last year, but it was a good year for me as an author. It was the first year where I took things into my own hands and I haven’t regretted it once. Thank you so much to all of you who bought my books and/or read them through Kindle Unlimited. I’ve gotten so many nice comments from readers. I can’t even tell you how much I appreciate it. It really means a lot to me and it inspires me to keep writing!

I know my blog has been neglected lately.  Unfortunately, there’s a sad reason for this. My father has been very ill. I’ve been helping him for a while now, but his dementia has gotten much worse this past year. It’s a terrible disease. My dad is the kind of guy who takes charge of every situation, so it’s especially rough seeing him this way. He’s led an adventurous life. As an eighteen-year-old kid, he managed to escape communist Hungary. In fact, during his escape, the communists caught him and threw him in a Budapest prison where he was scheduled to be executed the next day. He told me he could hear them executing people from his jail cell. That night the Hungarian revolution broke out—freeing all the prisoners. From there he was lucky enough to catch a train to Belgium and then eventually came to the United States where he joined the Army. He was a career soldier and after nearly thirty years retired as a Sergeant Major. In other words, my dad has always been an extremely vibrant person. He’s a fantastic grandparent too, and my kids adore him. This illness has been really hard on my family.

I don’t normally talk about stuff like this here, but I decided to bring it up because I will need to change my book release schedule. I’m currently hip deep writing Some Like it Hotter. This book has been a fantastic escape for me as writing often can be – but I’m looking at a later release date. Initially, it was going to be early spring, but now it will be more like late spring – possibly even summer. I apologize, but I do feel lucky to be in a position where I can help my dad.

If any of you are curious about Some Like It Hotter, I’ll tell you this much – the title is certainly appropriate. The romance between Lindsay and Giovanni is hot enough to melt the walls. (Are you really surprised though?) Both of these characters are intense and complicated people. Natalie and Anthony are also in the book and it’s been a lot of fun to hang out with them again.

 

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