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Happy Thanksgiving

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Here in the US, we’re celebrating Thanksgiving today. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just about food, football, and sales. It’s about being thankful for life, family, and friends.  I have a lot to be thankful for!

In addition to my loving family and friends, I’m also thankful for all those who put their lives on the line every day, not the least of which are our servicemen and women in harm’s way. Whether a soldier overseas or a firefighter down the street, I’m thankful for the commitment, bravery, and sacrifice these men and women (and their families) make. Thank you.

And I’m thankful for you. If you’re waiting for the turkey to finish cooking or working on this Thursday, thank you for your attention and for following my blog.

Happy Thanksgiving!

ps. go Niners!

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Only a Few More Days to Win

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Happy Memorial Day

So many have fallen in the name of freedom. Thank you to those who’ve given everything, and to those who continue to give in our armed services. One day isn’t enough to say thank you!

In addition to remembrance ceremonies today, Memorial day is the unofficial start to the American Summer. Grills all across the country will be fired up today, cooking everything from hamburgers to fish, vegetables to watermelon (we’re going to try that today). We probably won’t eat outside, but are planning a picnic-style spread, nonetheless.

Another Memorial Day tradition is, of course, a sale. And All Romance eBooks is doing just that. Through the end of today, they’re offering a 50% rebate on ALL PURCHASES. This means that when you purchase Whirlwind at allromanceebooks.com, you’ll get 50% of the purchase price returned in the form of a rebate! Half price…who doesn’t love that?

But FREE is Better!

Only a few more hours are left in the Share the Wealth Giveaway! Winner gets their pick of 5 books from the following list, one runner up gets 2 (along with signed copies of Whirlwind for both winners). US addresses only.

Which would you pick? Remember, a comment on this, or any of my May posts, counts as an entry. Winners will be selected on June first.

Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives by Justin Gustainis
This Charming Man by Marian Keyes
Skinny-Dipping by Connie Brockway
Up Close and Dangerous by Linda Howard
The Guy Next Door by Lori Foster
Malice (New Orleans #6) by Lisa Jackson
Mad about the Duke (Bachelor Chronicles, #7) by Elizabeth Boyle
How to Woo a Reluctant Lady (Hellions of Halstead Hall, #3) by Sabrina Jeffries
Brimstone Kiss (Delilah Street #2) by Carole Nelson Douglas
Healing Dr. Fortune by Judy Duarte
Poisoned Kisses (Harlequin Nocturne, #98) by Stephanie Draven
Knight of Passion (All the King’s Men #3) by Margaret Mallory
Nowhere Near Respectable (Lost Lords, #3) by Mary Jo Putney
Senseless by Mary Burton
Eve of Chaos (Marked, Book 3) by S.J. Day
Blue Diablo (Corine Solomon, #1) by Ann Aguirre
Face of Danger (The Guardian Angelinos, #3) by Roxanne St. Claire
Killer Heat by Brenda Novak
The Panic Zone by Rick Mofina
The Vampire Voss (Regency Draculia #1) by Colleen Gleason
Coming Undone (Brown Siblings, #2) by Lauren Dane
Murder in Vein (Fang-in-Cheek Mystery, #1) by Sue Ann Jaffarian
It’s Hotter In Hawaii (Men of Hawaii #2) by HelenKay Dimon
Southern Comfort by Fern Michaels
No One Heard Her Scream by Jordan Dane
Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8) by J.R. Ward
A Little Bit Wicked (Last Man Standing, #1) by Victoria Alexander
Weddings Can Be Murder by Christie Craig
Body Language by Suzanne Brockmann
Bitten (Women of the Otherworld) by Kelley Armstrong

Both winners also receive an autographed copy of Whirlwind.

Watch for many more giveaways coming in June during the Whirlwind Blog Tour.

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Happy Presidents’ Day!

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It’s Presidents’ Day here in the US, and for many, it’s a holiday that includes snow, skiing, and driving. There are a few US flags flying though, so I thought I’d dig up a few fun facts about the Presidents we honor today.

While Presidents’ Day honors all Presidents, it was selected because it falls near both George Washington’s (our first President) and Abraham Lincoln’s (our sixteenth President) birthdays.  These two men are more than historical figures, they are part of the American lexicon.  Their faces are on our money: Washington on the $1 and the quarter, Lincoln on the $5 and the penny; so we see them every day. But that’s only the beginning…

How many towns or cities are named Lincoln? 42, plus 25 close matches like Lincoln Park, MI (chacha.com)

How many cities are named Washington? As of the 2000 census, over 40 have Washington in the name (chacha.com). There’s 21 named Mount Vernon, including Washington’s home. (www.kgbanswers.com)

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What about counties?  31 for Washington and 27 for Lincoln. Jefferson, Jackson, and Madison also have over 20 counties named for them. (wikipedia.org)

Washington also has a state named after him, as well as the District of Columbia.

I won’t even attempt to count the number of streets named after these men – the number must be in the thousands.

Other presidents also adorn our money…Grant is on the $50, Jackson on the $20, and Jefferson on the $2. Jefferson is also on the nickel, Eisenhower on the dime, Kennedy on the half dollar. And all the Presidents will be on the dollar coin eventually – the US Mint is producing coins with each President’s image in order of their service at a rate of 4 coins a year, I believe.

What other Presidents touch your lives?  I used to live near a street named Van Buren in Phoenix, Arizona, and believe it or not, Lincoln was my cousin…many many times removed!

Happy President’s Day!

 

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