Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Book news! Cover Reveal

I am very, as in (VERY) excited to reveal the cover of my July 18th release with Entangled Publishing - Bound to the Bounty Hunter.

Where alpha males meet their match.

Harlan Franco, Colorado's busiest bounty hunter and security expert, lives by his own rules: be in control, be detached, and never mix business with pleasure. These rules are tested when the woman he's being paid to secretly guard is none other than the sexy, unpredictable, pain in the butt, Sophie Callaghan––a woman determined to stay away from him. If Sophie finds out he’s in her life on an assignment, he'll never get the info he needs. But those lips, those curves, that attitude… If he could only have her for one night where she'd play by his rules.

Freedom-loving private investigator Sophie Callaghan is on a mission. The daughter of a con-artist is not going to be used by a man again. What she doesn't need is hot, broody, and controlling Harlan barging into her life. Her brain may say no, but her body craves this bad boy.
After a night where both live out their darkest desires, Sophie tries to fight the explosive chemistry between them. But the ties that bind her heart to this bounty hunter are tight and tangled.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Nature Challenge LA style!

Nature challenge LA style. On Saturday in blistering heat, in the middle of the day, Head of the Clueless Wonders Tribe (me), bitched and complained my way to the top of the Hollywood sign.

It took two hours round trip and shortened my life by three years. The views were great. Fake Gordon Ramsay decided he is now the fake Edmond Hillary and is planning more hikes. I'll go if there's wine, a misting cabana bagels smothered in cream cheese, smoked salmon and capers (my go to bagel). Anyone want to come?

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Lets make today 'hug your chicken' day

That's it! What the world needs every day is a hug from a chicken. I know I do and I'm off to find me a chicken.

 What do you need everyday? 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Four things you need to know.

My awesome friend Michelle tagged me and I thought this would make a fun post. 
Let's see what we can learn about each other curious to read other peoples' (if they fill it out).
Auckland - my home town
Four names I go by:
1. Hayson
2. Hay
3. Yo, Mom where'd you hide my shoes?

4. Roman Sandals Footwear (long story best told with wine)
Four places I've lived:
1. Auckland, New Zealand
2. Sydney, Australia
Savusavu, Fiji
3. London, UK
4. Redondo Beach, CA

Four things I love to watch on TV:
1. Deadliest Catch. Never missed a single episode.
2. Thee Young and the Restless Newman or Abbot?
3. Survivor - love Jeff Probst. My cracky addiction.
4. Game of Thrones Game of Thrones Enthralls me and kills me at the same time

Four places I have visited:
1. Cairo, Egypt
2. Upper Slaughter, UK, solely for the name. It was gorgeous
3. Fiji
4. Malaysia
Four Things I love to eat:
1. Margarita pizza (clearly eat a lot)
2. Handfuls of smoked almonds
3. Marmite on hot buttered toast.
4. Feijoas (a New Zealand fruit. Yum)
Feijoa. Yummmmmm

People I think will respond and hopefully be fun.
1. I'm not a tagger, but if people would love to respond then cool! I'd love to read about you as well.

Favorite drinks:
1. A skinny flat white coffee, hold the sugar
2. A crisp Sauvignon Blanc
3. Coke Zero
4. Margarita, lots of salt and lime.
Four Pets names growing up:
1. Genesis - horse
2. Muff Moh - cat
3. Bleebs - dog
4. Chevy - horse

I'd love to know something about you. 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Day seven of the nature challenge and we're...

Day seven of the nature challenge and we're everywhere!
It's the last day and I'm a little sad. It has been fun to go through photos that trigger great and poignant memories.
The first photo is an orange from a friends tree. I can just hear that orange screaming 'eat the lemons'
Eat the lemons!
Me on Genesis. A feat of nature really - me on a horse

A tiny coastal town - Bland Bay in New Zealand where I spent every summer. It's gorgeous and still has the same twelve people living there.

We drove for hours through freezing fog. It was all druidy. I think I might have chanted

Clueless One and Two who have forbidden me to post photos of them, but I snuck this one in 

 I have loved doing this. I might slip some new ones in. What do you think?

Friday, June 3, 2016

Day six of the nature challenge and we're in...

Day six of the nature challenge and we're in Australia!
Pass me some Vegemite, I'll crack a Toohey's and we can swoon over the All Blacks performing a haka.... I may have lived in Australia, but I'm a kiwi girl at heart and yes us Kiwi's did invent the pavlova. Check out the last pic).

Who knew cliffs could be dangerous

The second is a little guy who came and hung with me while I worked outside. He was rewarded with the gift of a plum.
The third is Sydney's Bondi Beach. Sadly, the lifeguards had caught onto my act of pretending to drown so they could perform mouth to mouth.
Cairns where a fool of a man does a fool man thing. Clueless Wonder One thought it would be the coolest job ever. Cue lots of scowling at the fool of a man.
Sunset at Clovelly Beach in Sydney
Bondi to Coogee walk. Who knew a cliff could be dangerous?

My kick ass pavlova

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Day five of the nature challenge and we've hit...

Day five of the nature challenge and we are in the South Island of New Zealand. If you don't know where New Zealand is, head to Australia and hang a left. If you hit Antarctica, say hi to a penguin then back up a smidge.

The first picture is a lake. I know. Go figure. I should know the name of it, I absolutely should. I went there, but I have no idea.

The rest are of Kaikoura. Gorgeous part of the world where family hang. That's me hugging a pony or a mammoth.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Day four of the nature challenge and we're in...

Day four of the nature challenge and we've poodled off to Cairo.

  Such an amazing city. I thought we'd have to drive miles to catch the pyramids, nope, right there on the outskirts of the city.
 I can't believe we walked, scrambled hunched over through that tunnel until we reached the sarcophagus room. It was a long way in. Couldn't do it now!

Is there any monument or city that you want to see?