Winners for Booker on the Rocks Release Fun!

Time for the winners!

The Winner of Chautona Havig’s Giveaway of Bookers on the Rocks and a $15 Amazon gift card is Jennifer Creech.

The Winner of Melissa Wardwell’s Giveaway of Scrumptious Independence and a $5 Amazon gift card is Cathy Picha.

The Winner of Kari Trumbo’s Giveaway of Secret Beach Boyfriend and a $5 Amazon gift card is Karen Wright.

The winner of Rachel Skatvold’s Giveaway of Her Merriweather Hero and a $5 Amazon gift card is Emma Filburn.

The Winner of Tabitha Bouldin’s Giveaway of Mishaps on the Mainland and a $5 Amazon gift card is Jeanna Massman.

The winner of Carolyn Miller’s Giveaway of Restoring Fairhaven and a $5 Amazon gift card is Tabitha Trudeau.

The winner of Sandy Barela (Celebrate Lit Publishing)’s giveaway of Bookers on the Rocks and a $5 Amazon gift card is Megan Lakner.



My Best Marriage Advice to My Younger Self

Marriage advice. When Chautona suggested each of us give marriage advice, I thought of a dozen things. After being married 27 years, there is a lot to pull from. There is the, “Don’t go to bed angry” advice. Great advice but it is pretty standard.

I kept thinking…If I could go back and talk to my 20 year old self who was getting ready to walk down the isle, w

hat would I tell her?

One of the most important things I learned was to know myself and to know my husband. So many times arguments and frustrations were caused because of expectations. My husband is not a talker. He is not an overly affectionate person. I would take that to mean he was upset with me, wasn’t interested in what I was going through, or didn’t truly love me.  None of it was true. I learned that he doesn’t do what I would do and that is okay. The longer we have been married, the more of a talker he has become and funny enough, I have learned to talk less. It has been good for both of us!

Another thing I would have told 20 year old self is to not talk about an issue until I have had time to get past emotions. I can be emotional. I can be over-sensitive. I can be upset one day and a few days later think, “Why in the world was I upset about that?” or “Was it really worth all the turmoil?” If I wait, pray, and reflect, many times I will find that it is my own heart, my own selfishness, my own wrong heart attitude, my own sin, that is the issue. Oh how many heartaches I would have avoided if I had just prayed and reflected!

I am thankful that my husband has put up with me for so long. I am glad we were able to and are still learning as we grow old together.

I hope my thoughts have helped you in some way, dear reader. Until next time…God bless!


In case you missed what Bookers on the Rocks is about, I wanted to be sure you were able to see what it is all about!


If it ain’t broke, why’s she so intent on fixing it?

Tessa Booker hates romance.

For twenty-five years, Tessa Booker has insisted that romance is something Hollywood cooked up to sell books and movies. Yes, she knows the word existed before movies.  She doesn’t care. That’s her story, and she’s sticking to it.

So when Ross gets a gentle nudge from Mallory Barrows to look into what Tessa’s doing every day while he’s at work, he discovers a romance in the works–one that sounds a little too “ripped from the pages” of his life!

Who is this woman, and what has she done with his wife? 

Armed with advice from 101 Ways to Romance Your Wife and a copy of the manuscript he printed while she was napping, he’s determined to figure out what’s up with his wife… and if maybe a little romance wouldn’t be a good thing after all.

In a twist of the “on the rocks trope,” this book introduces the next island in the Independence Islands Series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.


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