Monday, February 13, 2012

Love, Again Anthology Release Party

First off, Happy Valentines Day!!  Secondly, we need to party!  Love, Again released today!

My short story Vows is included in this anthology. I'm so excited this is my first publication! When it hit Amazon I cried, my dream of becoming an author came true!

 Here are the summaries for all the stories included in this amazing book.

Wanted: Wife by Lacey Wolfe
Darcy is down on her luck and can’t believe it when she finds herself answering a help wanted ad for a wife.
Steven’s day starts to look up when the girl he longed for in high school answers his ad.
Will these two finally find love in the most unusual of ways?

Forever Love by Melissa Keir
When Syndie Wilder returns to Amherst, Ohio, she comes back to take care of her ailing father and doesn’t expect to run into the childhood friend who dumped her in high school. When fate causes the two to meet, sparks fly again.  But will a childhood friendship turn into a forever love?

Vows by Tamaria Soana
Addison Klein’s life is a mess, her marriage is falling apart and she just lost her best friend.
Just when she thinks she is all alone in making some major life altering decision, she gets a little guidance from her guardian angel.
Wanting to be a better example to her two little girls, she makes a decision that will change their lives forever when she sets out to seduce her husband.

Crazy for You by Sabrina Luna
Shawn Flint wants to rekindle the spark between him and Erica Kelly when he surprises her by flying in for his stepsister’s wedding.  But Erica is still cautious and wants to keep their affair a secret.  Can Shawn overcome her protest and convince her that he is totally crazy for her?

Home by Ella Jade
Dr. Chase Avery has worked hard to give his high school sweetheart and love of his life Elyse Jacobs the life she deserves, but in working toward their happily ever after, he missed out on the important things in life.
Six months after she leaves, Chase finds himself alone and overworked, dealing with the mistakes of the past.
When Elyse shows up unexpectedly on Valentine’s Day, can an old flame be rekindled or is it nothing more than one last night of passion?

This Time it’s Different by Autumn Jones Lake
Sydney Cooper and Maddox Lyons were high school sweethearts, planning to be together forever. Once Maddox’s dreams of music stardom start to come true, he leaves Sydney behind with a broken heart. Four years later, they meet up and sparks fly, but Sydney doesn’t want to be hurt again. How can Maddox convince her This time it’s different?

Life in Suitcases by Melissa Kendall
Elise’s childhood is seemingly perfect until one tragic event changes everything. Moved to a children’s home she meets Anthony and they become friends. Fate sets them on separate paths. How will they do on their own? Will they find love?


Here is a peek into my story Vows:

Life isn't easy. Whoever said that it was is a fool. Just when you think things can't get any worse, they do. I’m sure my life looks perfect to others, I have a beautiful home, two wonderful girls, and a sexy husband. I am living the American dream. I should be happy, right?
Then why do I feel so empty, so numb? Life goes on, day after day. I see it moving around me; I just can't feel it. Don't get me wrong. I love my girls with everything I am. Tyler, my husband, is a different story. I do believe that I love him on some level. I’m just not in love with him anymore. When did it all fall apart? Was there any way to stop the downward spiral of my life?
I smile as I think of the one constant in my life: my best friend Peyton. She is my rock, my confidant, and my sanity. She is always there to pick me up when I fall. She is the eternal optimist. Her favorite saying is, “You sometimes have to change things within yourself before you can expect the things around you to change.”
Let's pop the champagne and party!!!

Now for the give away...

I'll be giving away a sighed print copy and a digital copy of Love, Again.

The giveaway goes until 2/15 at 11:59 pm EST.  Winners will be notified on 2/18.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post with your name, email, and answer the following question.

If you could spend Valentine's Day with anyone real or fictitious who would be? (please leave movie, TV show, or book so we can find said person if they fictitious)

Remember all three have to be included in the comment to be eligible to win. And you may only enter once.

1st name drawn gets the signed print copy
2nd name gets the digital copy! 
I will be selecting the winner using

Never give up! I encourage you all to reach for the moon, if you miss you may land among the stars!

Love, Again is available
Print:  Ruby Lioness Press

 Now party on!



  1. Karen,
    hmmm okay, I this may sound corny, but my hubby since our marriage seems to be doing a little better. It would be nice to have one romantic evening with him and not worry about waking our son up.

    1. I wish you a very Happy Valentine's Day ;)

  2. Karen E. Teague

    If I could spend Valentine's day with any one I choose it would be Jackson Rathbone. The man is sexy as they come.

  3. Vanessa

    If I could spend my Valentines day with someone fictitious it would be Damon from The Immortal Series by Alyson Noel

  4. Emmalee Rose (Emily)

    Merry Gentry (Fictional character from the Merry Gentry series by Laurell K. Hamilton)

    I love her character. She is fiesty and fun. She has gorgeous men around her all day. And she is Sidhe and I have a think for Fairies and their myths, legends, tales, etc.

  5. Jill Miller

    Hmmm... I would have to say my hubby. He can be a pain in the ass most of the time but I still love him. I can still dream of all the fictional characters.

    1. Very sweet answer1 I hope you both have a great Valentines Day

  6. Hey bb!! So proud of you!:)

    If I could spend the Valentine's Day with anyone, it would be Edward (*swoon*) from Twilight.

    Lots of love,

    1. Thanks for stopping by. I guess Edward is pretty hot, but I'll Carlisle any day ;)

  7. Happy Valentines Day!! Thanks for doing this!!!

    It's a hard decision, but, I would either want Carlisle or Severus Snape.

    hnwhitlock2000 at gmail dot com

  8. Tanya Platt

    Okay, I know this makes me a total nerd, but I would love to spend Valentines Day with Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird. Sharp, fair-minded, altruistic, and a hell of a single father. My favorite flavor . . .

    1. You're not a nerd, we like what we like! Happy Valentines Day!

  9. Anika Rajdev

    I really want to spend Valentine's day with my cousin. Not for a romantic reason but because Valentine's day is also her birthday. This Valentine's day she would have been 28, but she never passed her 9th birthday. I have heard so many amazing things about her but I have no memories of her myself as I was less than a year when God chose to take her. So if I could spend Valentines with anyone, it would definitely be my cousin.

    1. Maybe she is your guardian angel. My heart goes out to and your family.

  10. That's so awesome babe. And just in time for the holiday. Love is in the air.

    Oh dear Lord woman you know who it would be. Emmett Cullen (Twilight) hands down. Vampire body and all! Heck I would even settle for his alter ego Kellan Lutz. Then again, Emmett wouldn't need to breathe....*waggles eyebrows*

    Lynette Nichols
    lynetteacarpenter @ gmail

    1. LMAO.. good point about the not breathing!!! Happy Valentine's Day!

  11. I'd like to spend Valentine's Day with the person I love most. We aren't together at the moment, and this day is a reminder that the love we once had is missing. Just sad...

    You have my email addy, but here it is just in case.

    Congrats on being published, sweets! I'm so happy for you. I hope you sell lots and lots of copies! :)

    1. P.S. - My birthday is the 19th, so the signed copy would be an AWESOME birthday present. (Hint hint) LOL! XOXO!

    2. Have faith...maybe you will find Love again yourself. Hugs my dear!

  12. Hey Tazzy!

    I would choose my daddy because it will soon be ten years since he's been gone & he was my very best friend! I went to him with & for everything. He was the most intelligent person I've ever met. I miss him so much every day!

    But if I could meet a living person...I know you think I'm gonna say my beloved Jackson, but it is actually Josh Temple from House Crashers on HGTV! He's hot & he'd redo my house for free! As sexy as Jackson is, I don't see him doing that for me! :)

    I'm so proud of you for your achievements & to say 'I knew her when...'!

    I love ya, girl! I hope you have a Happy VDay!


    1. Hugs BB.. my dad has been gone 12 years. Thanks, and you make me both laugh and blush.

      Any man who is hot and can redo a house is golden in my book!

      Happy heart day!

  13. Tam, I'm so happy that your dream has been realized! This is such amazing news!!! I hope that the words flow and that you never stop creating new stories, because you have so much to offer your readers, and I love you, girl!

    I'm so excited for you!!!