Only Takes a Smile

In May, I moved out of my house of 25 years and into a new home and new neighborhood. I love it, nice quiet area on a dead-end street. So different from the busy street I used to live on with only two neighbors (one on each side). Now, nearly every weekday when I leave […]

Reviews Are Often Personal Opinions

As an author, I get reviews on my books all the time. When the reviewer doesn’t like a book of mine, I get sad. Duh, of course. But I understand how everyone’s taste is different. Some people love my books and some don’t. The only time I get aggravated is when the reviewer doesn’t realize […]

Saturday, June 8, 2019

On June 8, at 10:30 a.m., I will be at the Decatur Public Library. Come and buy one of my books and I’ll sign it. All kinds of fun things will be going on. Plus you can have lunch with me or another author.  Click here for more information.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

On April 20, I will present Save The Story:  No More Sagging Middles at the North Shelby Library (anyone can come – romance writer or not) at 10 a.m., Saturday. I will show authors how to break down their story with beats. In turn, they will find the right starting point in their book, prevent sagging middles, […]

Releasing May 21, 2019!

Hard to believe I have another book coming out so soon. But I do. Forget the Hatfields and McCoys, in a small Southern town, the Whitfields and Tallys are the real family feud. So for some unholy reason, Jake Whitfield’s old man and Angel Tally’s grandfather wrote codicils to their wills the night before they […]

What are they saying?

Last month, a member of my local chapter of the Romance Writers of America gave a presentation on Reviews. She did a wonderful job. She showed everyone how even best-selling romance authors can have two and one star reviews. That reviewers can even hate our favorite stories. You know, the books you catch yourself re-reading […]

Newly Designed Website

How do you like my newly designed website? I should’ve been writing but the way my website looked after changing it about a month ago really bugged me. So I worked on it all afternoon until 2:30 a.m. in the morning. I think I finally got it right and love it. What do you think? […]

New Release March 26!

Atlanta Edge’s hottest Russian hockey star made a big mistake. Now he must find a way to apologize big time to the girl he left behind in the States. I’ve been a puck bunny most of my life. So when Roman Volkov, up and coming hockey star with the Atlanta Edge, takes me home and treats me […]

Giveaway!

My book, NAKED HEAT, is one of the books being given away. Be sure to check it out. Click here.

The Heroine Hero

The Heroine Hero

No. I didn’t leave out anything between heroine and hero. Lately, there has been a debate of rather or not the word heroine is outdated. Someone on Twitter had said that comics…oops…graphic novels (or whichever term you prefer) refer to superheroes no matter the sex of the character, not superheroes and superheroines. Okay. Sounds cool […]

RT BookReviews

RT BookReviews closed it operations on May 16, 2018. It was a sad moment for many including myself. I read the magazine from the time it was actually a newspaper (1980s). At least, my dream of having a review of my book(s) done by the magazine came true. Plus my name was mentioned a few […]

BLOGGERS: Book Haven Book Blog

Another romance review site. I couldn’t find a place to search for my name. So I have no idea if they reviewed my books are not. As you can tell, I’m not playing favorites. Be sure to check them out.  Here are the links below. Website:  https://bookhavenbookblog.wordpress.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bookhavenbookblog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ErikaBHBB Instagram: https://twitter.com/ErikaBHBB

Blogger: Book Reader Chronicles

Here I am continuing the celebration of book reviewers, in particular, romance book reviewers.  And they don’t necessarily have to review and be part of my book tours as in this case. I just want readers to be aware of the different choices they have to check out new or old releases. Here’s Book Reader […]

BLOGGERS: Joyfully Reviewed

I had the pleasure meeting Joy and Melissa at the RT Book Lovers Convention in Kansas City (2013) at the Avon event I was part of with my Circle series. Nice ladies indeed. Be sure to check out the website. Link below. http://www.joyfullyreviewed.net/ And their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/JoyfullyReviewed/ See. I even like sites that do not […]

You Are Important For Real

So you never thought to do this, but I bet someone you know has thought about it or has tempted it or done it. So please copy and paste on your social media, everywhere. Did you know that if you text 741741 when you are feeling depressed or suicidal, a crisis worker will text you […]

BLOGGERS: SMUT BOOK JUNKIE

Here’s another review site you might want to check out. I’m a little partial to this one, not because she rated my book perfectly, she didn’t, but because I admire the woman who runs the blog. Sweet lady who loves romance books. Be sure to check her out. Here are her links. Website: https://smutbookjunkie.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smutbookjunkiebookreviews/ FYI […]

BLOGGERS: I HEART YA BOOKS

A couple weeks ago, I came across my list of book review sites/bloggers I like and decided to let my readers know about them. Kind of give back to them what they do for all authors out there. You may find a few books you have to buy. The first site I’m pointing you to […]

Love it? Review It.

Love it? Review It.

The last Bookbub I looked at was Tuesday’s. Today I caught up. A few interested me, but not enough to buy. I’ve been wanting to cut back on my TBR pile. So the book has to interest me big time. Wednesday, nothing. Thursday, thought about one, but decided I’ve read too many like it and […]

T-Shirts Are Not For All Occasions

First remember, my blog, my opinion. I can’t tell you what to do. I can only tell my family. HA! And no, I’m not about to talk about hockey. I just want to first show you I do wear (what I consider) unfeminine clothing on occasion. That includes T-shirts. For years, I had only two […]

New Covers for The Circle Books

Here we go. Starting June 12, 2018, one book a week will be re-released with a new cover. I’m so excited and hope if you haven’t read them, you’ll give them a try.  Click on MY BOOKS above to see the back blurb on each.  

A Beautiful Life Being Published

A Beautiful Life Being Published

A few years ago, I posted on another blog about how wonderful it is to be a published author. Some of it was me teasing (aka sarcastic/ being funny) and a commenter thought I was for real and scolded me for not being appreciative of my good fortune. Anyway, I thought I would talk about […]

Hat Trick, Power Play, and an Empty Net Goal

A few years ago, if you had asked me what the above meant, I would have thought you were talking about a new video game. For those who don’t know, they are hockey terms. You’re probably wondering what is a nice southern girl doing becoming involved in a Yankee game.  Heck, there’s rarely any ice […]

Have You Lost Your Marbles

When I was a kid, boys played with marbles. Girls played with jacks. I felt we girls got gypped. Marbles were so pretty. Thankfully, I had a male cousin who was cool enough to teach me how to play. My sister used to love to heat marbles in a pan. It cracked the glass. Looked […]

In The Fast Food Lane

In The Fast Food Lane

Like many Americans I love to eat fast food and most times, I enjoy walking in and taking it easy before heading back to the day job. One thing I noticed is all fast food places have skinny parking places. Really? What are they trying to do? Keep us from coming inside? Make us use […]

Quote from Full Heat

“A sprinkle of cherry blossoms floated over a cheek, down one leg to behind her knee. What else did the woman have hidden?” Storm watching Mary Jane walk naked into his bedroom   Amazon iBooks Barnes and Noble Kobo Books Google Play Books a Million

Want to know what’s happening?

If you love my books, be sure to join my Readers FB page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/954031328070854/ I do giveaways and talk about what I’m writing and will be asking your opinions on book covers, etc. Of course, if you’re interested in receiving my newsletter, click here. I send them out a few times a year.

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Divorce and Fancy Towels

Over the years, I’ve read many romances where the heroine or hero had children with a divorced (or never married) spouse. I find it all interesting to see how younger authors handle the situation. It appears to be one extreme to the other. The parents get along like old distant friends to pure hate for […]

Giveaways For Fun

This is a copy of the email I sent out today to my newsletter list. Being a fan of my books, I thought you might like the opportunity to come and win a bag of author swag (some of mine but lots of other authors), including signed copies of NAKED HEAT and CIRCLE OF DECEPTION. […]

Quote from Naked Heat

“Technically, we haven’t had sex yet, but sex is fun and should always be. That’s the best time to laugh.” Then as if he’d heard what he said, he quickly added, “That is as long as you’re not pointing at my dick when you do it.” ~~Wolf Savalas Naked Heat By Carla Swafford   AMAZON […]

Book Quote

“Do you want to know why men name their penis? So the most important decisions in their life aren’t made by a stranger.” ― Linda Howard, After the Night

Love and Hate of the Outlander Series (Books)

First, let me say I LOVE the character Jamie in the book and TV series. His character is well-written, manly man with emotions and all the charm of what an American can imagine a Scotsman would be. He’s the only reason I listen to the books or watch any of the TV series. There is […]