Monday, August 29, 2016

Monday Meanderings - August 30th

I'm back. And, sadly, I'm not in my new home. The logistics of building a house, including all the hoops we have to jump through, has proved challenging. More on that later in the post.

First Meandering ... 

My book Second Chances 101 is on promotion this week and is on sale for $.99. Woohoo!

Thirty-seven-year-old Francie Davis is sure her luck has changed when she lands a job on campus that will pay her tuition. But when her handsome new boss yells at her on the first day of work, Francie learns that the last person you expect to fall in love with might be the one that’s the most perfect for you.


Second Meandering ...


I have a story coming out in the Sweet & Sassy Anthology: Stormy Kisses. All the stories have a wild weather element. It's on preorder and only $.99.


My contribution is Waves of Deceit.


Shelby Nash wants to break free of her controlling, billionaire father. With the completion of one more project for his company, she can. However, her ex-boyfriend’s the new lead architect. She has to protect her heart while avoiding whoever’s making threats.

Wade Armstrong did a poor job handling the news about the identity of his girlfriend’s father. Shelby walked out of his life without another word. Finally, four years later, Wade has a chance to win her back. As long as whoever’s targeted her doesn’t get to her first. 


Third Meandering ... 


Speaking of books, my friend Cindy Whitney has a new release. She's originally from Portugal and her stories set there really make you feel like you're there.

One city of two million people and only three months to find her. What are his chances?

Isabel Antunes is content with her life as director of the English Academy in Lisbon. Then she’s hit by a man on a bike—a man her boss just hired to be her assistant. Despite Simon Ackerley’s repeated assurances to the contrary, Isabel believes he’s after her position, but she won’t hand it over without a fight. As if dealing with him all week is not enough, he shows up at church as well. Her only solace is in writing to the pen pal she knows simply as “Elliot”.

Simon Ackerley told his father that he was moving to Lisbon for the job. But that isn’t the only reason. Simon is looking for Amélie, the pen pal he’s written for fifteen years. A woman he knows everything about—except her real name and address. 

When the biking accident reveals that Simon’s prickly co-worker Isabel is the elusive Amélie, he knows he has to win her trust before he can confess his true identity. If only he could tell her the actual reason why he’s come, he’s sure Isabel would treat him differently. But she’s not ready for the truth.

Fourth Meandering ... 


We finally got a hole. Progress!


Then week, we got footings. (This is for a twinhome.)


Now we have concrete basement walls.



What about you. What have you been up to this summer?


32 comments:

  1. The house is coming together! The foundation always takes the longest.
    Congratulations on the anthology.

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  2. Congratulations on the book, the anthology, and your new home! I hope everything goes smoothly from this point on. Getting the walls and roof up will probably go pretty fast. It's the interior finishing that can seem to take forever.

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    1. And my hubby and his brother (who will live in the other twin home) will be doing some of that finish work.

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  3. Congrats on the anthology. Well throw a tarp over and you can pretend you're camping lol takes a while indeed.

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  4. A new home? Oh Wow! We have sink holes to be filled around and under our home. Got a new pup, Beanie-Bean. Working at the salon. Writing a new novel, The Lie.

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  5. Building a home is a huge project and all-consuming. I hope the delay isn't too difficult. Congrats on the books. I know that alone is a lot to deal with. Here's to keeping up your energy, Donna.

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    1. Thanks. We're finding out just how all-consuming. lol

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  6. will the palace be finished before winter? Or are you just doing the dungeons now? :)

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  7. My heart goes out to you...just redoing a bathroom or a kitchen is torture, I can't imagine doing it for an entire house. Stay strong! :)

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    1. lol I try to stay away. That's one advantage to having a day job. Hubby and the in laws are retired.

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  8. That looks like it's going to be a comfortably-sized home! Welcome back to the blogosphere!

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    1. Well, that's the footprint for a twinhome (duplex). Hubby's brother and his wife will life in half, and we'll live in the other half. :D

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  9. Can't wait to see how the house turns out!! Thanks for having your books promos!!

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    1. I'm just stressing about the timing. Would have been nice to move in late summer rather than the fall.

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  10. Heh. For us it was a huge production just to get a new front door. My family did have a chalet built, though. That was a huge undertaking, so I know what you're going through. It seemed like there were always new problems, even after it was built. It had three balconies, and every time it rained on that side of the house, it would leak from the balcony into the room below. If it was on the opposite side, it rained in the other room.

    Anywho, it'll be built in no time...:o)

    And I bought both books...:o) Can't wait until they're out.

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    1. A chalet? Wow. And thanks for getting the books. I hope you like them. *nervous*

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  11. Yay with the house! And books! And so great to be back on your blog, Donna. I've certainly missed you. It's been too long. Glad to be back. Love you. <3

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    1. How are you liking Alaska? I love the pictures you've been posting. I'll ask you again in January. ;)

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  12. Nothing ever goes as planned when you build your own house. But once you are in Donna, it will be worth all the anguish!!
    Sending you lots of positive vibes and well wishes, Donna. Have a super September.

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  13. That's a lot going on. I'm intrigued by the shape of your foundation. Can't wait to see the house come together.

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    1. It's a set of twinhomes that will look like a single house from the street.

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  14. Great book news. I'll check out the pre-order link.

    Home stuff is not easy with all the dust and waiting as work goes on.

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  15. Awesome book news. House-building is definitely a challenge!

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    1. I try to say away and not think about it much. lol

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  16. So much writing-news!

    Your house is looking good and coming together quickly. It always amazes me how fast construction crews can put together houses/buildings. It seems like they go from zero to home in no time at all!

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    1. That's what I keep hoping. I don't want to be moving in December. :(

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