From now until December 15th, I’m having a contest at my blog to help promote my novel Forget Me Not. You don't have to go to my blog but if you want to enter the contest you just have to email me the answer to this question:
In my novel Forget Me Not, Casey is on the phone with her sister-in-law. With Scott on the extension, Casey says something in Spanish to Jennifer. What does she say?
Again, email me the answer at TerriMo2 @ (remove the spaces) and you'll be placed into the drawing to win one of two gift baskets. Basket one will contain a Kindle along with some chocolate and yummy home-baked snacks. Basket two will contain a $25 VISA gift card, a mouse pad, chocolate, and some yummy home-baked snacks. ;-)

The drawing will be midnight, December 15th and the baskets will be mailed by the 18th to arrive by Christmas....hopefully.


Do You Own a Kindle?

Do You Own a Kindle?
If you do you can now download my book HER WILL HIS WAY at Fictionwise and at a discounted price!!

Here's the link http://www. fictionwise. com/ebooks/eBook74909. htm and a short blurb to pique your interest.

HER WILL HIS WAY-contemporary romance

Antonio has loved Anita for as long as he can remember, but the only attention she'd give him was in willful response to a dare. Now that her marriage has failed, she's returned to the valley to run her late grandfather's flower shop. But, what Anita doesn't know is that Antonio has made a 'deal with the devil' and he used the shop to lure her into more than just his bed.

Feel free to pass this on to your friends who love to read romance. I promise you won't be disappointed.

Thank you

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From September 15 to October 15 the nation will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. I'm not sure when the holiday started or rather, when the nation decided to acknowledge it, but for as long as I can remember, there was always a celebration in my hometown, Port Arthur.

Every third weekend in September my family (and I mean everyone in my family) would attend a three day "Mexican Fiesta" held by the Mexican Heritage Society in Port Arthur. At that time, was held in the parking lot of the local strip mall (can't remember what the name was, but there was a Woolco there...Geez, how old does that make me?)

Anyway, the festivities would start on Friday evening and consist of mostly food booths....what better reason to go to a fiesta I ask?? The food was so totally awesome! made by local families and the money raised for the Heritage Society and the Hispanic community. They also had a pagent to crown a queen (done on Saturday evening), mariachi players, Calpuli dancers, tamale eating contests (which my brother Dave won once) and a street dance (literally since we were in a parking lot) by bands from Victoria Texas or Corpus Christie and other towns. Most of the people attending either sat on the gates of their pickup trucks or brought lawn chairs to sit in, circling around an area designated the 'dance floor'. My brothers and sisters and cousins and I used to jump in when the band played The Cotton-eyed of the few dances we could do without a partner. Occasionally we were allowed to work a food booth or drink cart...always fun when you're a kid. (and on a side note, I had my first kiss at the fiesta, but I won't say who he was or my age at the time.)

Nowadays the fiesta is held at the Port Arthur Civic Center and (imo) isn't the celebration it used to be. It's lost a lot in it's transition (mostly the tradition). Sadly though, because of Hurricane Ike, the fiesta was canceled this year.

Anyway, if you've never been to an actual Mexican Fiesta, you should go. Aside from the one in Port Arthur, Brownsville also holds a week long celebration called
Charro Days. It's held yearly at the end of February to celebrate the sister cities of Brownsville, Texas and Matamoras, Mexico. I've never had the opportunity to attend this party, but one of these days I will. Especially since I've introduced it in my current WIP, House of Cards (soon to be sold...uh...once I finish it. )

So, how do you plan to celebrate Mexican Independence Day and National Hispanic Heritage Month? I know....why not curl up with a hot Latina Romance? Set in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas Her Will His Way is a lovestory you won't want to put down with characters you won't want to let go
. Available now at Cobblestone Press for only $3.99

(oh, come on, you knew I was going to pitch my book)  ;)

writing contests...don't do them!

I don't know why I subject myself to them!  I just got my scores back for The Book of My Heart contest and I must say I got two of the stupidest, assine, wouldn't know a good book if a library fell on them judges!!!  And, to top it off, they're librarians!  You'd think they would know a good book from a bad book. Stupid cows!  I hope they get warts!  And I can't wait until the book is published so I can find them and shove it down their throats!  I hope you're out there and reading this (though that's not really likely--heh) you can know how much I loathe you and your holierthanthou attitude.

Okay, done venting.  At least one of the judges was smart! she have me all top scores.

I am so not doing any more contests!!


Road Rage

I very rarely post here....okay, I never post here, but that's because when I post a blog it's on my MySpace page. ANYWAY.....I only have half an hour then I have to go pick up my boys. They're at a game place...sort of a school field trip for my younger one..the older is chaperoning in my place. 

I'm not looking forward to driving down that way again, although the trip won't take me nearly as long as it did the first time because there won't be as much traffic. I don't mind driving in traffic or sitting in it...unless I'm in a hurry and very late...which I rarely am because I always give myself plenty of time to be where I need to I have a radio and I have my thoughts. Mostly my thoughts, because I tend to run through my plot lines or scenes for current I'm dreading about the twenty minute drive that took me forty-five minutes earlier is the fact that Houston has the most freakin' idiotic, inconsiderate, assinine jerks on the road!! It's like they learned to drive from Wile E Coyote

What especially pisses me off is when you're waiting in the left turning lane and it's already three blocks long and some jerkoff drives down the next lane and jumps in front of you because they want to turn left too. If I didn't think I'd get shot, I'd jump out of my car and punch them!! OR you put on your blinker to merge into the center lane and someone merges in, NOT using their blinker and nearly sideswipes you!! 

Do I get road rage? Damn Straight!! I tell've never heard a more animated person when I'm pissed! My son was laughing at me earlier because I was screaming (though keeping it "clean") at all the stupid M****erF***ers cutting me off. I told my son I was going to make signs and glue them to popsicle sticks and hold one up whenever I want to scream at someone....and they wouldn't say "have a nice day"! 

Anyway....just needed to vent that. It's not like anyone (in Houston, no less) is going to actually read this. heh heh
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The September issue of The Scruffy Dog Review is out. Check out the interview with bestselling author Michele Martinez. I worthy?

Part of the reason I never jumped on the blog bandwagon is because I always wondered if anyone actually read them. Sure there are some out there that are read religiously...MJ Rose, Nadia Cornier, perhaps even some best selling authors i.e.; Nora, Jayne, Jennie....but really....are they being read because of who they are or what they say?? No offense to any of those ladies...I adore them all.

So, why am I now posting a blog...and not just one...but TWO?? when I'm so more or less against them? marketing guy said I should. *sigh* But, I have to say, like writing, blogging can be very theraputic....although I have to be careful what I vent...never know who's gonna read. ;-) I worthy to join the blogwagon? Well...I guess that depends on you.

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