Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Finds: Irish Eyes Are Smiling

I love paranormal romance, but make the setting Irish and give the heroine or hero a psychic gift and I'm a happy camper. The mystic cove books by Tricia O'Malley are reading crack, seriously. I try to slow down and savor the words, but who am I kidding, I glom and gulp it down like a speed reader. lol.

Now you can give it a try for only .99¢, but better hurry, the sale ends March 29th.
Wild Irish Eyes
Tricia O’Malley

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Only .99¢ until March 29th.

Oh, to stop the voices in her head.

Other people's voices, that is. As a pub owner with an extra special gift, all Cait Gallagher craves is a moment of silence. That, and to own the building her pub is housed in along with the heart of the building's landlord, Shane MacAuliffe. Though she is irresistibly drawn to Shane, her vulnerabilities cause her to put up a tough exterior. When the two butt heads, more than sparks fly, and Cait finds herself trembling on the precipice of love.

Shane has watched Cait for years. Stubborn, beautiful, and with a trim body that he is dying to get his hands on, Cait is it for him. And yet, she continues to infuriate him by walking away from his kiss. Every time. At his wits' end, Shane doesn't know what to do to make Cait his own.

Unapologetic and fiercely proud, Cait must conquer her insecurities and reveal her true self to Shane or face losing everything.

New York Times Bestselling author, Tricia O'Malley, brings you a new romance series set on the rocky shores of Ireland.


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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cuban Coffee Lover

Writers and coffee go together like peanut butter and jelly.

It's a fact that most of us need that slight buzz to get through our day and keep us writing into the night. So when I find a coffee that boosts my clarity (something I desperately need these days), I have to tell my friends.

I bought Bear (my hubby) one of those dual coffee makers that uses both the K-cups and also brews a mean traditional cup of joe. He likes a smooth medium roast, and I like a light roast (Starbucks Veranda blend is usually my favorite go-to java), but I now have a new favorite: Cafe Bustelo. It's a strong medium roast Cuban Colombiano espresso available now in those K-cups. Ohmigawd - this stuff is "wake up your lazy butt" type of coffee and I love it.

It reminds me of the coffee I used to drink years ago when I lived in Tampa. A friend and I discovered this awesome little cafe with the best coffee ever. The place was owed by a husband and wife who escaped Cuba back in the early sixties, and brought all the amazing Cuban treats with them, including the coffee. It's where I first discovered the Cuban sandwich (seriously delicious!) and the rich aroma and taste of Cuban espresso. I'm sure the place is probably long gone now, but I can still enjoy a cup of Cafe Bustelo and close my eyes, and it's like I'm transported back in time.

If you have heart issues or cannot handle the caffeine punch of Cuban Colombiano coffee, then walk away...but if you like the small boost, this coffee may be for you. Yum!

Amazon carries the coffee here:
Some groceries may also carry it, but you may have to check around to see if it's available in your area.