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Monday, November 6, 2017

A don't-miss holiday book -- THE HOUSE-SITTER'S CHRISTMAS!




What readers are saying about The House-Sitter's Christmas...

"This is a modern day romantic fantasy that spans continents, has terrifically drawn characters, and packs an unexpected punch. Don't worry, nothing about Christmas will be ruined for you. It's a sweet love story full of the Christmas spirit. Between now and Christmas if you want a quick, fun read, buy this, and buy copies for your friends for Christmas presents. P.S. I think the Hallmark Channel needs to make a movie from this book. " SL
 “…Great story to warm a winters evening.”  AC

“…I just loved this story, it was the perfect length to curl up and read in an evening!!” LC

“…I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a quick read that kept me interested until the very end, I didn't want to put it down.”  C

 “What a wonderful Christmas story.”  KJ

“This is a modern day romantic fantasy that spans continents, has terrifically drawn characters, and packs an unexpected punch. Don't worry, nothing about Christmas will be ruined for you. It's a sweet love story full of the Christmas spirit. Between now and Christmas if you want a quick, fun read, buy this, and buy copies for your friends for Christmas presents. P.S. I think the Hallmark Channel needs to make a movie from this book.” SL

“A lovely Christmas story that will have you smiling and looking forward to the upcoming season. …This was a short easy to read story with an interesting storyline that makes you smile. The characters were easy to like and relate too, it flowed easily and kept your attention. Holiday wishes, love at first sight and the magic of Christmas all come together to give you warm feelings and a HEA.” ND


“A Christmas thriller novella. Keeps you on the edge of your seat, especially with ex drama. Love the christmas feel and vibe emanating from within! If you wanna get into the mood, read this and light some candles.” Book Addict’s Review 









“OMG this is a very quick and beautiful read. Jean made me feel like i was there with the character Laura and C.W.. This book is definitely a book you can't pass up.” SH

What a fun story!”  JF"

“A perfect sweet romantic fairy tale for the holiday, with suspense, a bit of danger and a thrilling rescue... what's not to love? Laura and Craig were destined to find each other, through the missteps and loneliness, and with the help of friends and a bit of technology. Great read. Well done.” BBB

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

WORLD SERIES TRIVIA! - DAY 5



Welcome to my fun blog honoring the World Series. Many unusual things have happened in the World Series throughout the years. There were many firsts and these events give rise to many stupid sports statistics. Let's take a look at these things, see how many you can guess. These trivia questions will be changed on every day of the series. 

Also, you will be treated to quotes from my baseball romance books. See if you can place some of the quotes from my books to the correct character. I guarantee you'll get them all right, and maybe have a good laugh, too. 

So sorry to have been offline. Deadlines are deadly! I'm back. 

Sunday's's Trivia Questions:



Question #1 

Who threw the only no-hitter in the World Series in 1956. What team did he play for?

Question #2

Only once was the World Series MVP awarded to a player on the losing team. Who was it? And what team was he on?

Question #3

Some World Series games were played outside the U.S.A. only once -- in what year --what teams? 



Question #4  from my book 


Who are the three men speaking in this conversation? 


“All I ask is that you not be an asshole. Is that too much?” Man #1 directed his request to Man #2.
“Shut the fuck up,” the catcher said, in a low voice.
Man #3 cracked up. “Sounds reasonable to me.”
“Same goes for you,” Man #2 said, pointing a finger at his friend.
“No stories. No fake names, okay? No hitting on the first woman you see. And, no hitting on Valerie!” Man #3 said.
“Afraid of a little competition?” Man #2 asked.
“I might be if it came from someone like Man #1. But you? Uh, no!”
Man #2 pushed back into the seat and frowned.
Man #1 poked Man #3. “Remember the time he told some chick his name was Pancho Villa?”
“And she didn’t even know who Pancho Villa was, but Jackson wanted to sleep with her anyway,” Man #3 said.
“Until he said he couldn’t speak Spanish. Then, there was no way she was going home with him,” Man #1 croaked out.
“Then, he told her he was a pro baseball player, and she didn’t believe him. Remember what she said?” Man #3 could hardly speak he was laughing so hard.

“Yeah, yeah! She said, and I quote, ‘next you’ll tell me you’re George Bush’.”
Which men are talking in that conversation? 

1) Huey, Dewey and Louie?
2) Jake Lawrence, Third Base, Matt Jackson, Catcher, and Dan Alexander, Pitcher?
3) Dewey, Cheatum and Howe? 


SCROLL DOWN FOR THE ANSWERS....



If you like baseball, you might like my baseball romance books. 



Dan Alexander, Pitcher is the first book in the series. You can check it out, here:

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ANSWERS

#1   Don Larson - New York Yankees.

#2  Bobby Richardson - New York Yankees, too.

#3   1992 - Between The Toronto Blue Jays and Atlanta Braves.

#4    Jake, Matt, and Dan -- of course!


Thanks for coming. Please return again on the next game day for new questions. 

For more baseball fun, check out Jen Doyle's blog. CLICK HERE!

Friday, October 20, 2017

What people are saying about "THE HOUSE-SITTER'S CHRISTMAS"...





My little Christmas fairy tale novella has been well received so far. Let me share a few comments with you:

"...The story was wonderful, with genuinely likeable characters, especially the characters of Ellen the next door neighbour & George the assisant to C.W. Definitely recommend."  C.


"It’s a sweet and heartwarming story. It will suck you in with its suspense. It has characters that you will love. It’s an entertaining read..."  V.

"A Christmas thriller novella. Keeps you on the edge of your seat, especially with ex drama. Love the christmas feel and vibe emanating from within! If you wanna get into the mood, read this and light some candles." Book Addict Reviews 


"If you are looking for a short but sweet, holiday read, this is a good place to start. This was a fun little read. I read this in one sitting..." Sassy Beta Reading and Review

"A lovely Christmas story that will have you smiling and looking forward to the upcoming season..." N.D.

"OMG this is a very quick and beautiful read. Jean made me feel like i was there with the character Laura and C.W.. This book is definitely a book you can't pass up."  S.H. 

A bit about the book:


At Christmas, Laura Fleming lived her fantasy adventure. Paid to house-sit for the fabulously wealthy financier, C.W. Banley, while he traveled, she eagerly headed for New York City. As mistress of his elegant townhouse, she baked cookies and dressed the old gent’s richly-furnished residence for the holidays. 

As December rolled around, the lonely, lovely writer eagerly anticipated soaking up the Christmas atmosphere in the grand city. With only the cat for company, she’d turn Banley’s elegant home into a wonderland of sparkling lights, fragrant garland, and shiny tinsel. 
Every year, she wished, in vain, for a happy ending. Will this be the year that Miss Fleming discovers her dreams can come true, even in a big city, like New York? 
A sweet, New York City Christmas Fairy Tale novella. 
CAUTION: As in any fairy tale, there is some violence in this story, and some cursing, as well, but no sex.

COMING SOON TO AUDIO BOOK!


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Friday, September 29, 2017

THE HOUSE-SITTER'S CHRISTMAS - Holiday cheer coming early this year!



Have you ever read a contemporary Christmas fairy tale before? There's always a first time. 

At Christmas, Laura Fleming lived her fantasy adventure. Paid to house-sit for the fabulously wealthy financier, C.W. Banley, while he traveled, she eagerly headed for New York City. As mistress of his elegant townhouse, she baked cookies and dressed the old gent’s richly-furnished residence for the holidays.
As December rolled around, the lonely, lovely writer eagerly anticipated soaking up the Christmas atmosphere in the grand city. With only the cat for company, she’d turn Banley’s elegant home into a wonderland of sparkling lights, fragrant garland, and shiny tinsel. 
Every year, she wished, in vain, for a happy ending. Will this be the year that Miss Fleming discovers her dreams can come true, even in a big city, like New York?
A sweet, New York City Christmas Fairy Tale.
CAUTION: There is some violence, and a bit of cursing, but no sex.  



Here's an excerpt:

Episode One

 Laura Fleming’s pulse kicked up as the bus approached the Lincoln Tunnel. Something magical happened whenever she crossed over from upstate onto Manhattan Island. And, it being a week before Christmas only made it more fantastic.
The Port Authority Bus Terminal was as bloated with people as usual. Mr. C. W. Banley had arranged for a car to pick her up. She was the hired help—the house-sitter, paid to keep his majestic townhouse occupied and to care for his cat while he traveled on business over the holidays.
This was Laura’s third year house-sitting for C.W., as she affectionately referred to him—but never to his face. In fact, she’d never met him. What mattered was her chance to step into the ultimate Christmas fantasy, occupying a grand townhouse on West 81st Street for three delicious weeks.
A man in a livery outfit stood on the crowded sidewalk, holding a sign that read Laura Fleming. She approached him, vouched for her identity, and slid into the comfortable vehicle. He closed the door, and they were off, wending their way through the dense, holiday traffic.
“First time in the City?” he asked, while they waited at a stop light.
“Oh, no. I’ve been coming during the holidays for several years.”
“It’s a beautiful, if crowded, time to be here.”
“I love it. I live in the country. During the winter, I get cabin fever with all the snow and ice.”
“You own a place here too?”
She laughed, her light brown hair swinging with the motion. “Oh, no. I could never afford that. I’m the house-sitter.”
“Now that’s a great gig!”
“You bet it is,” she agreed.
Laura looked out the window as the chauffeur maneuvered his way through congested Amsterdam Avenue. All the restaurants, and even the delis, had strings of Christmas lights. She raised her gaze to the apartment buildings and spied many with holiday decorations or elaborately decorated trees in the windows.
He pulled up to the gorgeous, Neo-Renaissance townhouse. The driver set her small suitcase on the sidewalk. He refused a tip, saying he’d already been paid, then handed her a sealed envelope. Laura gazed at the beautiful, cream-colored building with windows lined in black. A large, circular, black, wrought iron staircase beckoned her.
The winter sky turned teal blue as the sun set. She climbed the steps to the carved, wooden door. A wreath of evergreens, red berries, and pine cones hung there, welcoming her. The sharp wind penetrated her coat, making her shiver. She ripped open the envelope and retrieved the front door key. She smiled. Mr. Banley was a bear about security and would never leave a key under a mat. Eager to get to the antique pot of hot chocolate 
Maeve, the housekeeper, always left for her on the little wooden table by the fireplace in the study, Laura wondered if there would be a chocolate croissant, or a cookie, waiting too. She licked her lips as she crossed the threshold into luxury she could only dream about.




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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

DAN ALEXANDER, PITCHER - THE BOTTOM OF THE NINTH



“Why do they hire pretty girls to sell hot dogs?” Dan asked his teammate, Jake Lawrence, in the next shower stall.
“Guess they sell more dogs,” Jake said, lathering up his hair.
“That must be it. The new one I just met is fine.”
“Yeah? What about what’s-her-name?”
“Valerie?”
“That’s it. What about her?”
“This girl sells hot dogs, Jake. Get real. You don’t think Mr. All Star Pitcher would hook up with a Hot Dog Girl, do you?” Matt Jackson piped up from the other room.
“If she’s hot, and he’s a horndog, sure. Why not?” Jake said, rinsing off.
“She didn’t look like a Hot Dog Girl,” Dan said, wrapping a towel around his hips.
“Probably one of Bud’s charity cases,” Jake said.
“Yeah, a hooker or a drug addict.” Matt stripped off his clothes.
“She didn’t look like either. Kind of classy.” Dan headed for his locker.
“You’d give up a great blow job from Valerie for a Hot Dog Girl?” Matt stepped under the running water.
Jake snickered. “You never know. This girl might give more than hot dogs, Matt.”
“Don’t worry. I’m not giving up Valerie. Just curious.” Dan pulled on jeans.
“Damn! I was already dialing her number,” Jake said.
Dan snorted. “Like you’d ever have a chance with her.”
“What makes you think I haven’t?” Jake cocked an eyebrow.
“Why, you fuckin’ asshole!” Dan bunched Jake’s shirt in his fist.
“Keep your fuckin’ pants on, Mr. All Star. I never touched her.”
“And you’d better not.”
Jake smoothed the fabric across his hard chest. “Geez. Pretty touchy for a guy checkin’ out other chicks.”
“Boys, boys,” Matt said, imitating a mother’s voice. “No fighting. We’re all on the same team.”
“Leave my girl alone,” grumbled Dan.
“I don’t need your girl. I’ve got plenty of my own,” Jake said, zipping up his pants. “It’s Matt who needs some hand-me-downs.”
Dan laughed. “That’s right. Got some rejects for him, Jake?”
Jake whipped out his phone. “Let’s see.”
“Fuck off! I don’t need anyone’s rejects. I can find my own babe,” Matt said, heading out the door.
“You need something!” Jake called after him, but Matt was already gone. “You really checking out hot dog chicks?” he asked, while tying his shoes.
“Naw. Ran into Bud. He introduced me. She’s cute. That’s all. You’re right. She’s a Hot Dog Girl. Not in my league.”

Dan combed his short, brown hair and headed for his car. The fullness of the girl’s lips and the curve of her hips stayed with him. She didn’t look like the usual stray Bud Magee dragged in and hired. This one was different. He couldn’t pinpoint it, but there was something about her that made him curious. He wanted to know her story. His intuition told him she had one, and it was probably a doozy.


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