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Coming Up For Air…

May 8, 2017 ~ Hi there, readers! This is quick update shared from my Works in Progress page about what I’m working on. At the beginning of April I was working on an update to this page. I was in a hurry then, too, because we were in between severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado watches. I thought I posted the update before I shut things down but I guess I wasn’t successful. Anyway, things have progressed at a steady clip since then so I’m giving it another go with the update. Personally, I’m doing fine. I’m still battling frequent tension headaches

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The Divine Triple Release Arrives at Amazon–Finally!

The wait is over, my 1-clicky friends! How Cassie Got Her Grind Back, The Insider’s Guide to the Divine Creek Ranch Collection, and the BOXED SET, Volume One are all now available for download from Amazon. I’m promoting on Facebook and Twitter as well, so I’ll keep this post brief. Please visit their respective book pages on my website for blurbs and excerpts, as well as the link for Kindle, or use the links below to visit Amazon directly. Seize the day, baby! How Cassie Got Her Grind Back on Amazon                 The Insider’s Guide

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Coming Soon to Amazon!

The Latest in the Divine Creek Ranch Series How Cassie Got Her Grind Back, Book 23 in the series will be available soon on Amazon! Cassie Villalobos made a promise to Samson and Ivan Cutter on the day they graduated high school that she would pursue her dreams of becoming a singer-songwriter no matter what. Raised under the dictatorial thumb of her father, Cassie’s promise went unfulfilled. Newly single, her hands are full running her coffee shop, Divine Drip, and dealing with her aging parents, and lothario ex-husband. Samson and Ivan left Divine after graduation, never intending to return, but

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A Super Bowl Shut Out

This pickup line was timed perfectly for Super Bowl weekend. Several cowboys were sitting at the bar talking with the bartenders about great moments from past Super Bowls. One of the cowboys, named Justice, impressed me with the way he could recall quotes from Vince Lombardi about winning and persistence and things like that, and I was reminded that they don’t call it the Lombardi Trophy for no reason. He was not only a great man and a great coach, but also a great motivator. While all this discussion was going on, there was a table of ladies sitting close

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The Oldest Line in the Book

A friend of mine by the name of Jackson came into the Dancing Pony one evening wearing a T-shirt that read, “I Love Hips and Curves.” Now, this shirt is not intended as a joke or to rile up feminists, it’s just a shirt he likes to wear. It’s also a sentiment he believes in. He’s just doing his part spreading the love. While he was sitting at the bar, a young woman named Resa, who works at the local Parks & Recreation department, walked in and took the only remaining seat at the bar, next to Jackson. After ordering

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Amazed

This one’s not really a pickup line but it was the obvious end result of what must’ve been a successful line at some point in the past. I was sort of “in” on this one so it was fun to watch it all unfold in the Dancing Pony. As previously planned, a group of women came in during happy hour and they all sat down at a table next to the dance floor. Among their group was a young woman named Mirta (Spanish pronunciation is Meer-tah) who works at a local restaurant. Mirta seemed a little tired to me, as

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The Woobie Spirit of Christmas Past

Awakened by a subtle movement from the lush form curved to his side, Ivan Cutter blinked and listened to the stillness of the house. The heater kicked on and he shifted carefully from his back to his side facing the center of the bed. Cassie responded to his movement, snuggling closer to his warmth as she shivered. Wondering briefly if he was dreaming, he drew the blanket back up over her shoulder. She’d pushed it down in her sleep and her skin had cooled. He slid his hand under the blanket and rested it on her upper arm, sharing his

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You Don’t Know Me, But…

This week’s Slice doesn’t involve a pickup “line” so much as a pickup “song.” This was a gutsy move, especially to those of us who are melodically-challenged. Lucky for Will, he’s not scared of singing in front of a group, or to win a lady’s attention. I think his confidence, choice of song, timing, all played a part in her answer. By timing, I mean he waited until a certain young woman named Amy had had a drink. Amy was seated at the bar with a female coworker talking about the miserable place they worked at which is a local

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From “Hang-dog” to “Howdy, ma’am!”

Sometimes it’s not what you say but what you do that says something about you and attracts people to you. One of our semi-regular customers named Robert came in early on a Saturday night looking a little “hang-dog.” He slumped at the bar and ordered a beer. The bartender, who knew where Robert had just come from said, “How did your team do in the playoffs?” Robert shook his head and gave him a half-smile. “Well, the boys did great considering that seven of our starters had never played before the season started. If it was all about heart and

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Courage When It Counts

I’m amazes me that some men have no problem squaring off with another man to fight, but when it comes to asking a lady to dance or to go out with them, they get tongue-tied and allow an opportunity to pass by. Thankfully for a certain young cowboy named Chet, his idea of how to treat a lady, backed by his courage to stand up for his standards, was more than enough to succeed where so many fail. From my spot near the beer coolers, I could see that he wanted to talk to a young woman named Samantha, who was sitting

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