Wednesday, January 01, 2014


Happy New Year!
Once again I bring you my annual list of New Year "wisdoms". They’re worth repeating. They’ve also become my mantra and necessary when I might think I need them least.
2013 was a very good year. I almost didn’t want to see Father Time bow out. I had much love, immense joy, and the lessons were life changing. My blessings were abundant and I have much that I am thankful for. It was a very good year!  I’m excited to see what 2014 sends my way since Baby New Year is already putting me on notice. The year is starting with a serious bang and I’m excited for what might come.
Harlequin is releasing three of my back list titles in ebook format this month. Readers who only discovered me with the Stallion series will get to read the last two books of my Best Friends series, Love In The Lineup and Forever and a Day and my standalone title, In The Light of Love.
Then in February my newest book in the Boudreaux series will drop. Hearts Afire is Maitlyn Boudreaux’s story. Shortly after that Kensington Dafina will release the first book in my Just Desserts series, The Sweetest Thing. It’s a lot of good writing!
My literary gig has been good to me. I’ve met some wonderful authors, made some great new friends, and the support from readers has been amazing. I would not be where I am in my writing career if it were not for those individuals who buy and support my books. Those of you who read my stories and each of you who keeps me on my P’s and Q’s with the writing are a true blessing and I am grateful to each and every one of you.

Please, take these wisdoms in and savor them a moment. Hopefully they'll move you as much as they have moved my spirit over the years.  And I wish you each a very happy and prosperous 2014!


1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

3. Follow the three R’s: Respect for self, Respect for others, Responsibility for all your actions.

4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great relationship.

7. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

8. Spend some time alone every day.

9. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.

10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and look back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.

12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.

13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.

14. Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.

15. Be gentle with the earth.

16. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.

17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.