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Bathing Suit Bandit
May 7, 2012

86 comments posted.

Re: Once Upon a Grind (12:15pm December 10, 2014):

I would have said my favorite fairy tale is The Little Mermaid. However, after watching Maleficent I have a new favorite. To see how she was before, is quite the tale. Congrats on the release Cleo!

Re: Billionaire Blend (9:06pm August 26, 2014):

While reading my Coffeehouse Newsletter I knew I had to pop over here for a visit and to say Congrats Cleo on how well this awesome series is doing. My husband and I are "patiently" waiting for the next book! Oh and Thank you for all the great recipes- I love making them for my family.

Re: Saving Gracie (9:00pm August 24, 2014):

To enjoy life and to step back and take things slowly... I either read, build Legos with the kids, love to cook and bake and I hope to get my garden started again- it has been too long.

Re: Natural Born Charmer (8:56pm August 24, 2014):

What pajamas did you end up wearing at SEP's house? I would have been nervous wondering what to wear at her house too! How did you end up choosing the name Blue as the heroines name? Congrats on the release Tessa- I look forward to reading it!

Re: Secrets and Sins: Raphael (1:43pm May 3, 2014):

Congrats on the newest book in the series- it is awesome Naima! I learned all my potty words from my dad. Growing up he took me to play bingo and I was surrounded by curses from people not winning. (I was 9 the first time he took me to play- back then you obviously did not have to be 18 or older) I continued the tradition as I grew up. I was constantly told that I was either a sailor or a trucker in a previous life. One of my favorite parts of the movie Christmas Story was when Ralphie was helping his dad change the tire and he lost the nuts and swore "oh fudge". I do enjoy the F*** word because it can be used creatively in so many different ways. When I became a mother, I had to change that bad habit and quickly. I am now the master of creative curse words- "Fracker nacker son of a snacker" is my most used one. I do also say "pickle juice" a lot. My kids 7 & 4 will from time to time get frustrated and use one of my sayings. It makes me chuckle because it is so cute to hear them use my words and not really know what the meaning behind them truly is. One day I will share with them and maybe they will keep the tradition going when they have their own kids.

Re: Between the Sheets (7:28pm February 25, 2014):

Sounds like you girls had a great time writing this book. I look forward to reading it. Congrats on the release!

Re: Hot Rock (7:25pm February 25, 2014):

Gotta agree with the bad boy image and their hair. Most rockers have longer hair that adds to their appeal. How well they play their instruments is another ;-)

Re: Freezer I'll Shoot (7:08pm December 28, 2013):

Congrats Victoria on the book release! I do not make resolutions. I try to make small changes throughout the year and have a higher success rate at maintaining them.

Re: A Brew to a Kill (10:35pm August 6, 2013):

Love, Love, Love this series Cleo! Congrats on all the success you, Marc and Clare have received on a job well done.

Re: Holiday Buzz (4:00pm December 4, 2012):

Congrats on the newest release Cleo. My husband and I can't wait to read this book and the next! Learned so much about coffee from reading your books- thank you for the knowledge.

Re: Hearse And Buggy (1:04pm August 17, 2012):

Congrats on the release Laura! This book sounds great. I enjoy stories of small towns, you feel like you actually live there with the characters. TGIF!

Re: The Last Victim (11:50am August 7, 2012):

Congrats on the book Karen. It sounds great, especially because you put so much into it.

Re: A Brew To A Kill (11:47am August 7, 2012):

Congrats on #11 (my favorite number) Cleo! I can not wait to read this newest book! Not to mention drinking coffee from the great mug! THANKS!

Re: It Begins with a Kiss (12:21pm July 3, 2012):

Congrats on the release Eileen! I can't wait to read it. I love the cover- the dress and roses are a perfect pair. A 500 pound pig... I wonder how easy it is to take care of one. Hope you have a great 4th of July!

Re: The Homesteader's Sweetheart (5:23pm May 29, 2012):

I would say an Adoptive Dad. He shows that blood does not have to be the strongest bond to love someone. This book sounds great. Congrats on the release Lacy!

Re: Blackmailed by the Italian Billionaire (4:55pm April 22, 2012):

Congrats on the release Nina. It sounds great! I like to read about strong independent woman with jobs, friends and a life. Who meets someone to ADD to her life.

Re: Trouble Me (6:26pm April 9, 2012):

Congrats Laura on the release- it sounds great. I never had a one night stand that was actually good. Still waiting for that one knight to knock me off my feet.

Re: The Chase (3:08pm March 28, 2012):

I am a HUGE Castle fan. The vibe that they have together is so good, it is actually what I think makes the show. All of the supporting characters have their own uniqueness to them but they all work together so well, they feel like family. The storylines are hilarious. Sometimes I figure out whodunit and sometimes not until the end. I look forward to each Monday just to watch the show, besides starting the school week for my daughter. LOL. Nathan rocks as Richard Castle. Congrats on the release DiAnn. I can't wait to read it.

Re: Missing (6:13pm March 2, 2012):

The Search- sounds like a great series.

Re: A Sliver Of Shadow (6:45pm February 29, 2012):

I have never had instant love but I would be open to it. I believe in karma and fate. I hope that one day I will find my soul mate and live HEA. Everyone should have one true love in their lifetime. I love the cover it is so interesting with all the different details. Congrats on the release Allison.

Re: The Rogue Pirate's Bride (9:44am February 24, 2012):

Congrats on the release Shana. I love reading romance because it takes me to a happy place. I hope to find someone special to share my two kids and my life with one day, until then I read or listen or watch stories. Not for the HEA but for the connection, feelings and hope it can happen.

Re: Spin (5:30pm February 22, 2012):

Congrats on the release Catherine. I like the rehab aspect of the story. A few people I know should be in rehab but don't think they have a problem. Oh- Henry is Kate's love interests name.

Re: King of Darkness (4:29pm February 22, 2012):

Congrats on the release Elisabeth. I go through stages where coffee tastes great and then I switch to tea. I like having a cup of something hot in the morning while I am getting the kids ready for school, whether coffee or tea, sometimes cocoa.

Re: Bride By Mistake (9:09am January 10, 2012):

This book sounds so good. I just bet Isabella is tame :-)I enjoy reading about marriage stories. Interesting to see how they turn out especially with two stong willed independent people come together. If I lived in a different county, I would like a prearranged marriage- would be interesting, especially with a duke, earl, lord. Congrats on the release Anne.

Re: Hot Rain (11:43am January 4, 2012):

I agree that nowadays everyone wants to move from hi to the bed. Online dating is a good idea- will give people time to slow down and get to know each other better. (as long as both parties are truthful) Congrats on the release Kat. Your book sounds very good, looking forward to reading it.

Re: The Return Of The Stranger (9:38pm November 20, 2011):

Great story idea Kate. I look forward to reading this book. Congrats on the release.

Re: Tall, Dark And Cowboy (9:21am November 7, 2011):

This book sounds great Joanne and I can't wait to read it. I actually picked up at the beginning of May and left at the end of the month. Headed from MN to FL with only my stuff and a place to stay for a few months. That was 13 years ago and two kids later. I would actually do it again today with the kids (5,2). I am strong woman who can do anything that I put my mind to in the search of love, peace and happiness. Congrats on the release.

Re: Embrace The Highland Warrior (8:21pm November 1, 2011):

I like the cover Anita. I am more afraid of spider or roaches, then sounds at night time. I do not like things crawling on me. A good scare is great for your heart- makes you feel alive. I look forward to reading your book- congrats.

Re: Enchanted Destiny (10:09am October 31, 2011):

What an excerpt Rayka! I can't wait to read this book. I love the cover- it is so fun, makes me want to put on a dress and dance outside in the sun.

Re: Radiant Desire (12:49pm October 30, 2011):

I agree that Pitt doesn't have an alpha bone in him. I think that is why he and Angelina get along so well. I think that confidence is a stong factor in the alpha male but also strength. I love the cover Inara- it is beautiful.

Re: A Maverick For Christmas (12:27pm October 30, 2011):

I had this approach and tried to help my s-i-l and it worked good for years, until she got a bug up her butt. She is in denial and unfortunately has broken all contact with my family. Sometimes you can have good intentions but in the end they have to want to accept the help. I look forward to reading this book Leanne.

Re: Romancing The Countess (7:38am October 28, 2011):

Well- that sounds like my first pregnancy. Actually, my second was worse than the first- so I feel your pain. Glad all turned out great and the book is finished! I can't wait to read it Ashley. I would say that they thing from romance novels that I try to do that I did not is be more spontaneous and more flirty ;-)

Re: His Last Duchess (4:00pm October 27, 2011):

Gabrielle you sound like a relaxed person and I hope to kick back and enjoy your book. Congrats on the release.

Re: Dire Threads (8:52pm October 23, 2011):

My Mom was unfortunately not a cook, baker or sewer. I learned a few things from my Aunt but the majority was watching tv and trial and error.

Re: Utterly Charming (11:21am October 19, 2011):

Ha Ha- Love the idea of Prince Charming falls in love with Sleeping Beauty's lawyer! I am looking forward to reading your book Kristine. My fav. fairy tale is The Little Mermaid.

Re: Attracted to Fire (11:30am October 18, 2011):

Mmmm sounds great. A little something for everyone in our house. We drove through Texas from FL to NM and boy was it a long drive, a wide state. I can not wait to read Attracted to Fire, and I love the cover.

Re: The Rose Garden (11:06am October 12, 2011):

Supporting casts is what helps build up the book. You need them as much as a strong lead couple. I am so looking forward to reading this book Susanna. Congrats on the release.

Re: Roommates (11:52am October 4, 2011):

I love Irish/Scottish names- Roarke, Trevor. Your book sounds great Katherine. Congrats.

Re: Baer Truth (4:11pm October 3, 2011):

This book sounds great Linda! I can't wait to read it. I Love cowboy romance books. Congrats.

Re: Chaos Tryst (7:08pm October 2, 2011):

Hmmm... I guess the worst date is being asked out and then having to pay for my own meal. Otherwise, I have been lucky that has been the worst. This book looks great Shirin. I can't wait to read it.

Re: The Norse King's Daughter (2:29pm September 29, 2011):

When I get into a slump, I visit the library after dropping the kids off at school. I pick an aisle and start at the top and look at each book to see what plot sounds good and any authors I haven't read yet. Once I get 10 books I check out. I have found many great authors that way that I still enjoy reading to this day.

Re: Murder By Mocha (9:44pm September 20, 2011):

I give in to the snack monster when he strikes or else I will eat the whole container of brownies or bag of chocolate. I found that if I have a few bites or serving, my hunger is satisfied. If I ignore than I OVER indulge. No healthy overindulging here- mostly I crave chocolate in every form.

Re: To Sketch A Thief (12:31pm September 17, 2011):

Naming our two kids took the whole pregnancy to agree on names. I could not imagine writing books and having to come up with names all the time. I like names that are simple, classic and easy to figure out when you look at them.

Re: The Last Rising (12:25pm September 17, 2011):

I think my moment is a soft caress of a kiss on my lips followed by a soft bite on my neck. ahhh- is it too early for a quickie ;-)
I can't wait to read your book Rachel- congrats!

Re: Out in Blue (9:51am September 13, 2011):

I enjoy shape shifters, though I don't think I would like to be one.

Re: No Proper Lady (11:01am September 12, 2011):

This book sounds great. I enjoye reading historical romance.

Re: Kindling The Moon (11:13am September 10, 2011):

Agree with the photographic memory of the girl with teh dragon tatoo.

Re: Lord and Lady Spy (11:05am September 8, 2011):

Interesting list of cast- I could see it. Congrats on your book Shana. I can't wait to read it.

Re: Deep Disclosure (1:51pm September 7, 2011):

I try to live in the now and plan for the future. Nothing I can do about the past. Your book sounds great- can't wait to read it.

Re: The Wedding Affair (4:43pm September 6, 2011):

Ha Ha- wouldn't that be nice to find a mini maid. I would to have a few for our house. Congrats on your book Leigh. I look forward to reading it.

Re: Deadly Descent (9:19am September 5, 2011):

I enjoy reading about Navy Seals, FBI and other military. No favorite author or book so far. I enjoy all of the ones I have read and I look forward to reading this book Kaylea.

Re: Bel Air (6:21pm September 4, 2011):

I love coffee ice cream with chocolate swirls and chocolate coated coffee beans on top. Ahhhh- yummy.

Re: Sweet Justice (10:22pm September 3, 2011):

Some of the bad guys in Iris Johansen books are scary otherwise no other bad guys are jumping out at me. Your book sounds great and I can not wait to read it Christy.

Re: Little Black Dress (9:52am September 1, 2011):

I can't wait to read this book. It sounds so interesting. I love my little black dress, every woman should have one.

Re: Diaries Of An Urban Panther (12:28pm August 31, 2011):

It would depend on my mood and where I was. I would probably scream and hit, bite or scratch. I love your cover.

Re: Redeeming The Rogue (12:13pm August 30, 2011):

I love the book cover- very sexy.

Re: Claim Of Innocence (11:19am August 29, 2011):

Hmmm email I fear the most... Hurtful emails from "family" members who say the most mean and untrue things but I don't fear those. I guess I would say a computer virus because it would take a while to resolve the problems that it could inflict.

Re: Ward Against Death (7:13pm August 27, 2011):

My dream job would be a Navy Seal, FBI Agent or CIA- something that I could do and be "undercover".

Re: Secrets: Desires Unleased (9:14am August 25, 2011):

This books sounds great. The funniest thing my siamese Mittens ever did was one day I took out some frozen chicken breasts to start making dinner, had to go to the bathroom so I stuck them in the sink and dashed to the bathroom. While in there I heard banging, it sounded like someone was trying to break into our house. I quickly came out of the bathroom and went through the kitchen to the front door and saw Mittens in the sink. She had gnawed through the plastic bag and had eaten a corner of the frozen chicken breast. Crazy cat! On another quick story after taking the muffins out of the oven I set them on the table to cool. Went to get dressed and when I went back into the kitchen Mittens had eaten all of the tops of the muffins right off. Congrats Maree on your book.

Re: Red's Hot Cowboy (4:04pm August 24, 2011):

I like reading books with cowboys because they are such honest, hard-working, sexy men! Congrats on the book Carolyn. I can't wait to read it.

Re: Lucky Girl (10:45am August 23, 2011):

First date... He picked me up, talked to my father who told him to have me home by 9pm and we went for pizza. I was so nervous and scared that I didn't eat and we went home early. We ended up going steady the whole school year and then broke up when he graduated. I talked to him once about 15 years later and he didn't remember the date or me. I guess I made an impression- ahhhh memories.

Re: The Edge Of Grace (12:56pm August 21, 2011):

Christa- You do make it sound so easy. If it was so easy everyone would have a book. Congrats on your book and I look forward to reading it.

Re: Fall From Pride (9:11pm August 20, 2011):

I enjoy reading about Amish people. They seem to be so nice, honest and pure. I value their work ethics and strong family unity. I can't wait to read this book.

Re: Deadly Obsession (12:37pm August 16, 2011):

Can't wait to read this book! I enjoy a strong man who shows a soft side around his woman and is thoughtful and respectful.

Re: The Vampire Next Door (8:01pm August 15, 2011):

Sounds like a great book.

Re: Stay (7:59pm August 15, 2011):

Janie

I can't wait to read this book, it sounds good.

Re: Fezariu's Epiphany (6:42pm August 13, 2011):

The new world sounds interesting. I think I will need to visit it and provide feedback. Congrats on the release David.

Re: Spycatcher (8:38am August 11, 2011):

I think the experience because it puts more heart and soul into your writing. I can't wait to read this book.

Re: The Landlord's Black-Eyed Daughter (11:43pm August 10, 2011):

I like happy endings. It brings closure to the story in a good way.

Re: Pleating for Mercy (9:44pm August 5, 2011):

I love to garden but with the heat and kids growing and getting into school activities it is harder to do. So I try to cook, read and sew more. I can't wait to read this book.

Re: The Full Moon Bride (9:24am August 1, 2011):

This books sounds so interesting. I can not wait to read it.

Re: Notorious (11:55am July 29, 2011):

People were friendlier then and helped their neighbors. I would enjoy the fresh smell of nature the most.

Re: Overbite (10:23pm July 23, 2011):

INSATIABLE

Re: In The Heat Of The Bite (10:14am July 19, 2011):

Sounds like a great book, especially Callista.

Re: Magnificent Passage (10:28pm July 12, 2011):

Sounds like a great book Kat, can't wait to read it. Congrats on your 25 years of writing.

Re: Missing Persons (9:51am June 25, 2011):

Sounds like a great book. Can't wait to read it.

Re: Heat Wave (8:55am June 14, 2011):

Maud

Re: Any Man of Mine (8:46am June 4, 2011):

Her brother is Vince.

Re: Forced to Kill (8:18am June 4, 2011):

Sounds like a great book. I love audio books too! Thanks.

Re: Deadly Promises (12:59pm May 16, 2011):

Sounds like a great book. God bless.

Re: Emily And Einstein (8:13pm March 14, 2011):

Her name is Jordan.

Re: Animal Magnetism (3:51pm March 5, 2011):

Great start to a book :-) I look forward to reading it.

Re: Against the Law (10:00am March 1, 2011):

This looks like a good book, cannot wait to read it.

Re: Storm Of Reckoning (5:21pm February 19, 2011):

This book looks like a good read. Thanks.

Re: The Heir (10:41am December 16, 2010):

Looks like a great read. Thanks.

Re: Holiday Grind (3:48pm November 5, 2010):

I love anything with pumpkin or pecans. I like to enjoy Thanksgiving first before I jump into the Christmas flavors of eggnog and ginger.

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