Life is what happens…

Do you know who originated that quote? Not made it famous, but originated it? Writer and cartoonist Allen Saunders. A variation of the quote, “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans,” was published in Reader’s Digest in January 1957. John Lennon just made it famous.

And that’s what’s been happening with me of late. Life. I’ve been incredibly busy with work, repairs to our house (AC died yesterday on hottest day of the year so far), writing (several new stories I’m working on) and getting my notes together for a class I’m teaching the first week of July to my local RWA group (a class on editing your work before submission).

Life. It’s a wonderful thing, but sometimes it can overwhelm you. When that happens, you need to take a step back and look at things to see what you can change for the better. For me, that was holding off on the 15 minute challenges for a bit. Although they’re short, they do take me a lot of time to come up with since I check to make sure I’m not repeating something–it happens, but I try not to let it happen too often.

Anyway, I will get back to them eventually, but for now… I need to make other things my priority. Please bear with me while I live my life.

And I hope you go out and live yours to the fullest.

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Guest Author: Susan V. Vaughn

Romance Author, Susan V. Vaughn understood the meaning of sarcasm before she could walk.  Her childhood in the suburbs of Detroit was spent mainly trying to outwit her six creative siblings.  When she wasn’t working on the next soul crushing jab, she sharpened her imagination on romantic literature and day dreamed about her knight in shining armor.

It didn’t take long for this hairdresser by trade to turn her passion for reading romances into writing her own unique love stories. Susan lives her life finding laughter in all situations, and delights in marrying sarcasm with romance to create realistic falling-in-love stories in the unlikeliest of scenarios.

Susan lives on the shores of Lake Huron with her real life knight in shining armor and enjoys watching their three children learn the art of sarcasm and wit.

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Shane Reed won’t be swayed by love. He’s a city boy with a passion for tattoos and melting women’s hearts. Until he finds his bachelor status threatened by a beautiful news reporter he just can’t seem to forget.

Josie Brooks won’t let anything get in her way. She’s in Chicago to make her weather correspondent dreams come true. But when a dashing stranger comes crashing into her life, can she really ignore her heart’s desire to save her career?

 

When two paths entangle…resolves can be broken, hearts can be stolen, and a love can become undeniable.

EXCERPT FROM UNDENIABLE LOVE

“Shane.” She sighed, hating herself for enjoying this man. For allowing his touch. “You are so completely full of it.”

“Full of it? I’m telling the truth.”

Even if Megan hadn’t told her about the bet, the man was such an obvious player. He was used to getting his way with women. Too bad for him she wasn’t an easy target. “If this is your sad attempt at flirting with me, then I’m here to let you know that it’s not working.”

“Is that so?” He pulled her fingers to his lips and kissed the tips. “I’m sorry to disappoint you so much, my dear. I guess I just lack that southern gentleman charm.”

“That’s true. The men in the South definitely know how to treat a lady.”

“How’s that?”

“Where I come from, if a man likes a woman, he uses flattery instead of teasing.” She pulled her fingers from his clutches. “What are we? In grade school, Shane? If you like me, just say so.”

“I said you were beautiful, didn’t I?”

She blushed. “In a teasing way.”

“No, I said, the most beautiful woman I have ever seen.” His eyes deepened with intensity, capturing her own. “And I meant every word.”

Oh, damn. Her heart seemed to stop with the world around her. Suddenly, it was just Shane, with his intense brown eyes and sincere, handsome face.

ISBN (ebook): 978-1-945910-19-7

(Print): 978-1-945910-20-3

Buy Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071HP12PZ/

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/undeniable-love-1