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What Makes Single Dads so Sexy? Author Donna Fasano has the secrets!

I have to say that I am VERY excited about today's guest! She is an Indie Chick with me AND she writes romance. . . and who doesn't LOVE romance??? Plus she has a new book in her Single Daddy Club Series.  Umm. . .little know fact about ME. . .I married an amazing single daddy!!! YES~they are very sexy! 

What Makes Single Dads So Darned Sexy?
Come on. You have to admit it. When you're out at the mall or the playground, and you see a dad alone with his child, your heartstrings get a good, hard tug. You pause, your eyes follow him, you watch him smile down at his kid…and you get tingly all over.
What is it that makes bachelor dads so sexy?
You might be too young to remember the movie Three Men and a Baby, but just look at this picture:

Who wouldn't find these guys drool-worthy? When a man automatically picks up a crying baby, or races to rescue a toddler who's fallen, or stops what he's doing to comfort a child, a complicated chemical reaction takes place in a …

Muse Wednesday! Pamper this author!

Transitioning a blog from writer focused to reader focused is really hard to do! I've been trying to come up with ways to incorporate both and I've been hitting a brick wall! So. . .I thought it would be fun to let y'all know what really gets my muse going. How much fun will that be?? Especially on hump day!

Every Wednesday I'm going to feature what gets MY MUSE awake and helps me get my words on a page.

Many hours of my writing is spent sitting at the computer, straining my eyes, multi-tasking at my guys sporting events, hours in car line (just to mention a few!). . .IS ALL WORTH IT!

I wouldn't change any of it! I absolutely adore my life. In fact, I LOVE MY LIFE!!
There was one thing that I did want to change. . .MY NAILS!!
Think about it. I have to sit at the computer all day long and look at them while I happily type away. I also notice them at book signings. It's not that I hate my nails or that they are ugly, but they are boring.
My nails are thin and bri…

Reader Monday with Book Reviewer FORGET THE HOUSEWORK I'M READING

Happy Monday morning! The sun is shining and it's a beautiful day in Kentucky! I'm excited to have book reviewer Tobi Helton on the blog today!  A year ago, Tobi did a review of my chick-lit novel, Carpe Bead 'em, and I couldn't help but fall in love with her blog (especially since the review was AMAZING!). I have found that her blog, Forget the Housework, I'm Reading, is a great place for reviews. I have found so many new reads from her. 

Hi!  I’m Tobi I’m on Tonya’s Street Team and I have my own Book Review Blog Forget the Housework, I’m Reading……
I love reading and I started my blog when I found a book that had so MUCH potential and ended too quickly with forgiveness to the male character too easily.  So, I wanted to vent!  In a positive way but had to get it out of my system.  This brought the birth of my first blog Mommy to 3/Book Lover.  As my blog grew and more authors began asking me to read and review their books I worked with my now friend Elizabeth Ann …

Join an Author Street Team and Support Their Work

Yippee!! Another Reader Monday! Allyson Brann is a member of my Street Team. She's an avid reader and an active street team member of many authors! Allyson is an amazing example on what a street team member should do for their favorite authors!

I Love Reading!!!! 

I love books! 

Particularly all types of romance novels! 

I feel like reading is a great escape,just a time to curl up with a good book,for me a cup of coffee or a drink and just relax!

So over the last year I have been active on Facebook,Twitter,Goodreads, and Pinterest! I have found lots of great authors and books and made new friends! 

I also joined several street teams as well, now these authors that have made my days more relaxing and better, I can help them by sharing, tweeting,pinning,liking and posting reviews! That only takes a few minutes of my time and in return these authors keep writing great books! 

I am on Tonya Kappes Street Team and not only is she a great person but an awesome author! I have fallen in love wit…

Gluten Free Saved This Author!

I know all the rage has been going gluten free, but it really did save my life as a writer!
And I'm NOT the one in my family that went GLUTEN FREE!
As a writer, I'm constantly talking about how I never sleep. It's true. Writers barely get enough time alone in their heads to have a real conversation with a non-make believe person, especially in their sleep.

I wake up in the middle of the night with my characters poking my brain, telling me about why they had to kill someone in their book or how come they had to have big hips and not the perfect size six. It's true! I even keep a journal next to my bed to write down some of the things they say so I will remember it in the morning. Plus my husband snores, which is a double whammy for me!

I use to love this game show!
Anyways. . .last summer I took a road trip with my author friend Heather Webber (aka Heather Blake). She is gluten free for a variety of reasons, but some of her symptoms struck a chord with me. Migraines, ac…

Readers LOVE Valentine's Day

Readers LOVE Valentine's Day!
Writers LOVE to write about the meaning behind Valentine's Day. . .ROMANCE!

Really Valentine's Day was named after several Christian Saints by with the name of Valentinus. Some of these saints were imprisoned for performing marriages for soldiers who were forbidden to marry because their job was to go around and minister to Christians. They were not supposed to be married.

BUT who isn't a sucker for love??

(Isn't this heart donut cute? It's from a local bakery and it's half the calories of a regular donut!)
There is way more to the history of Valentine's Day, but the romance is what struck a cord with me as a writer. And I know readers love romance. Take the Fifty Shades of Grey series~every single woman reader (okay, not every single one....but a ton of them!) went goo-goo-gaa-gaa over them. 

Reader Monday on Why Leave a Review!

Happy Monday! That means that it's READER MONDAY!! I'm excited to introduce a very cool reader, Jean Segal, to the mix! I met Jean on line. She is an amazing reader and reads a lot. 
As an Indie author, I take every single necessary step to make sure that my novels are just like traditional author's novels, from hiring a top-notch editor to amazing cover artists. BUT the one thing I do and suggest to a lot of Indie authors is to put a link in the back of the book that will immediately take the reader to a page where they can leave a review.
Reviews are so important to authors, especially Indies. Good or bad, I always BEG my readers to leave a review. I'm excited to know that Jean has taken advantage of this option!  All my life I read books and never even gave it a second thought to write a review until I got my Kindle. 
At the end of each book it would ask me to review the book. At first I would disregard the request and went on to read the next book. Each time I wen…

Reader Monday. . .Let Me Whisk You Away!

Happy February!! It's a wonderful month to celebrate LOVE. . .especially your love for reading books! Don't you love when an author whisks you away to another place? That is exactly what my guest, Kellie Mounce, is talking about today! Please welcome, Kellie!!

I LOVE BOOKS.  I have had this love affair for as long as I can remember.  Put me in a bookstore and I can be lost for hours.  There is just something about the feel of a good book in your hands.  It doesn’t matter if it is a new book with crisp pages or a worn book with its age showing in the creases.  The smell of the pages always leads me into my very own corner of the world. 
The first “big girl” book I read as a child was James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.  I remember not being able to put it down for a second.  All I had to do was close my eyes and I was there with James, my friend.  We had quite an adventure living inside that giant peach!  We went over a cliff into the sea where we were carried by sea gul…