Category Archives: Contemporary Romance

Am I a broken reader?

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Am I a broken reader?

I write this because well… I guess I read, and LOVE, what I see so many hate. Loathe, reject or deny.

Let me start by saying, this post is NOT about anyone. Its not what anyone said or did, but I what I keep stumbling across as the “norm.”

Growl. I can’t tell you how many posts I’ve run across where some say, “Oh for the love of baby kittens, NO MORE GROWLING.”

Me?

I fucking love it. Done right, if he growls at her, it shivers me timbers. Am I broken?

Millionaires and surprise babies. There are some who say, give me MORE! Some places actually push that troupe.

Me?

What the ever loving fuck? I’m so damn broke and menopausal my head can’t even begin to wrap around that. Not even for a minute. Am I broken?

First vs Third? Again, I’ve run across countless posts, from readers, agents and even editors. Heck, even crit classes. AVOID first.

Me?

LOVE it. I often write 1st POV and more often, read it. When done well, you become that character for their story. Don’t get me wrong. If there are many emotions from many characters I think 3rd is best to better get this across to the reader. Am I broken?

There are so many DON’TS that are my DO list that I’m lest wondering…

Am I a broken reader/author?

Weigh in. Gimme your thoughts. I’m curious.

 

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Rant, Recipe & Special Invite

For all of you who work from home, dontcha hate all the “Oh, you don’t work?” I feel your pain!

Let me tell you. While I may NOT have a job outside the home. A job which actually pays me FAIR wages… I work.

In an underpaid, underappreciated position that has no start time, nor stop time.

7:15 wake up get coffee, turn brain on.

7:30 wake up wee man for school.

7:45 breakfast for wee man.

8:10 off to school for wee man.

8:40- prep for dinner. (ie; pull whatever from freezer and make sure I have all needed items)

MORE COFFEE

9:00 clean kitchen (unload dishwasher-reload if needed, wipe  counters, etc.

9:30 start laundry (typically I do 2-3 loads a day)

10: 00  backwash pool/check filters

MORE COFFEE

10:30 open up word get as much writing done as possible.

12:00 swap loads of laundry over and hand/fold dry load

1:00 check bathrooms and clean if necessary

1:30 swap laundry again (fold/hang new load)

MORE COFFEE

2:00 back to writing.

3:00 get wee man

3:30 prep for dinner. (get meat in oven or potatoes skinned, etc.

4:00 start dinner.

5:00/5:30 dinner time.

6:00/6:30 begin after dinner clean-up and swap last laundry load

7:30 pack lunches

8:00 back to writing.

Now, in the midst of the above there is reviewing the bills, giving out the kids chores (making sure they get done) any sewing or hemming or like now, making a baby blanket, is done in-between.

Have I mentioned I repaired our oven a few weeks ago? As in replaced both elements? Yep, did. Also, I redid all out trim, sanding, staining and sealing.

So while I may not have the “PAID” job… I work.

I’m not complaining per say, because my day IS filled with things I love.

Wee Man and Wee Miss, writing and cooking.  Speaking of…

RECIPE!

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Cheesesteak Bake

(3-5) Pounds ground beef

Either a bag of frozen onions and peppers or chopped fresh.

A pkg of sliced Provolone (24 slices)

Mushrooms. (Can be canned or sliced fresh)

4 Cans of Biscuits

Worcestershire Sauce (am I the only one who can NEVER spell that word without the help from spell check?)

 

Brown ground beef (use potato masher to keep meat nice and crumbly as it cooks) with onions, peppers and mushrooms, if fresh. (if canned add when done) Add a few shakes of Worcestershire as you cook. When done, drain well.

Add more Worcestershire to the cooked meat (a few shakes should work fine) and mushrooms,  mix well.

In large casserole pan, spray bottom with non-stick spray. Using hands, flatten biscuits to create a solid biscuit bottom. It took me one can plus 2 extra from the 2nd can.  Add 1/2 the meat mixture evenly over top. Top with provolone. Next, using remaining biscuit break into small pieces and evenly scatter on top.

Repeat all in 2nd casserole pan.

Bake about 15-25 minutes until you see biscuits browned and everything is nice and bubble.

Serve with a nice salad and BOOM, a fun, tasty, easy and affordable dinner!

Special Invite:

If you are an author following me, I have a Power Hour Group I run on FB. If  you’re the type where a little bit of prompting goes a long way… just comment below you’d like an add or email me at bobbiromans@yahoo.com.

Readers: Want your book signed? Gifting and would like a special message on the book? Simply email me what message you’d like and I’ll let you know how to get it to me. Just be sure to include a self-addressed, stamped envelop in your package.

Ebook lovers, for an electronic signing, head over to. Bobbi Romans Authorgraph Page

Happy Tuesday!

Bobbi

 

 

 

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6 Author, LIVE Chat Tonight! 9 PM EST

 

Come join authors, Candi Fox, Nancy Weeks, Ellie Masters, Annette Mardis, Izzy Szyn. and myself at Writerspace (here: Writerspace ) TONIGHT at 9 PM EST for a chance to win one of several prizes!

Hope to see you there!

🙂
Bobbi

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An Easter Treat! FREE for a limited time

An Accidental Basket by [Romans, Bobbi]

Through THIS EASTER weekend ONLY…. grab up my Easter Romance, “An Accidental Basket” for FREE!!!

Read the reviews-

5- Stars From R. Kurtz “Awesome!! She has lost everything & has given up on life. This book is a funny story about a woman learning to live again & the people that teach that it’s ok to laugh & love again.”

I would strongly suggest this book. It teaches about life choices & that everyone deserves to be happy.

5-Stars from P.Phan  “Author Bobbi Romans had me crying within the first couple pages of An Accidental Basket, which happens to be my first book I’ve read of hers. The opening scene was profound, well-written and just tugged at my heart. She did not just make me cry, she also managed to make me laugh throughout the rest of the book as Calyssa and Danny’s romance was wrought with interruptions when things got passionate between them. They encountered some funny moments that had me chuckling and smiling. I really enjoyed scenes where Minnie appeared and I hope she gets her own story. I am so glad I got a chance to read this author’s work.”

Get An Accidental Basket FREE here

ALSO…

For all you parents out there don’t forget to PLANT those JellyBeans tonight so that “Lollipops” sprout up tomorrow (Easter) morning!

May you all have a wonderful, heartfelt Easter filled with love!

-Bobbi Romans

 

 

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Sweet Treat for Cheap Peeps! Cracker Candy!

CRACKER CANDY!!!

If you like Toffee Bars, such as Heath, Skor etc, you will LOVE Cracker Candy! I made my 1st batch tonight!

Not my recipe, but rather one I’d heard about and googled the recipe for.

(Pic is mine

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Easy, cheap and OH SO GOOD!

Ingredients:

(1) Sleeve Saltine Crackers

(1/2) Bag of Chocolate Chips

(1/2) Cup of Chopped Nuts *Optional*

1 Stick of REAL Butter

1 Cup of Firmly Packed Brown Sugar

Line cookie sheet with tin foil. Lightly grease. Line sheet with crackers. In medium pot melt one stick of REAL butter and add one cup FIRMLY packed brown sugar and cook over medium heat 3-5 minutes until it comes to a nice thick bubbly like sauce.

Preheat oven to 400

Pour butter/brown sugar mixture over crackers and using a spatula, gently spread evenly. Put in oven for 5 minutes. Remove and let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle some chocolate chips over the top and let stand another 5 minutes.

Once melted using spatula, gently spread the chips to even coating over crackers.

(Drop an F-Bomb here or there as you do this as the chocolate sticks to the spatula. Or be wise and butter the spatula lightly for the spreading.)

Top with chopped nuts if desired and place in fridge for chocolate to refirm.

Once firmed, use the edges of the tin foil to lift up the crackers and break into pieces. Keep in airtight container in refrigerator.

If you have sweet eaters, hide candy in prune container or Raisin Bran box because this gets GOBBLED UP!!!

Bobbi Romans- Romance Author and Mom always on the prowl for inexpensive eats!

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#BobbiRomansReads An American Holiday CH4 at 3:15 EST TODAY

Yep, a quick impromptu reading in about ten minutes forsaking the crew arriving back home.

As always, to hear the other chapters, from here: Bobbi Romans FB Page then click MORE then click VIDEOS and they are labeled as #BobbiRomansReads Ch1, and so forth.

Happy Sunday!

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#BobbiRomansReads CH 3 & a Recipe

UPDATE: The crew hasn’t left yet–so the reading will start at 12:45 EST

Bobbi Romans Reads, will be delayed a bit this morning. Part of my massive clan are heading out for a mini-vacay and the house has become chaotic. Wee ones running amok “is it time?” and mom packing, loading and knowing she’s forgotten something.

To play it safe, lets say NOON! Chapter Three of An American Holiday will commence NOON-ish today. (EST-04/07/17)

HERE: Bobbi Romans Reads Ch 3

As in previous notes, to watch/listen to chapters ONE and TWO, simply go here:  Then Click MORE, then select VIIDEOS. I’ve titled them #BobbiRomansReads Ch1 and so forth.

SWAMP MAGIC SERIES lovers, the books are NOW available again. Check on Simon & Schuster S & S Link or as always, Amazon.com. Swamp Magic (Bk1) Amazon

RECIPE ALERT!

So, any good cook will admit to erring in “winging” some new creation. I had mine. It was HORRID. I tried to do a surprise “fancy” breakfast… yeah, no. For dinner, I revereted to a tried and true favorite.

Broccoli, Rice and Cheese Casserole, but DINNER style.

What’s dinner style? I add meat. I’ve also converted from my mothers, Cheese Whiz ingredient. Normal size family? Stick with the Cheese Whiz, massive crew like mine who has to make TWO pots, use Velvetta.

Basic breakdown, I brown hamburger meat with diced onions and drain. Return to pot add a family size bag of frozen chopped broccoli and a stick of butter. Over medium heat while stirring often, cook until broccoli is tender. Add one family sized can of cream of mushroom or chicken stir well, add instant rice (I actually use par-broiled but have to add more water and watch really carefully) water and cubed Velvetta and a dash or two of salt or garlic salt.

No, I didn’t give quantities because with this one, just wing it depending on your family size. I can give a typical amount, such as 3-5 pounds of ground beef, depending on how meaty you like it, rice 2 cups, water accordingly, extra butter if making a super large batch, etc.

UPDATE: Remember this?

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Never heard of this thing much less seen or eaten, and BAM! My aunt shows me a menu from a new restaurant she was raving about and LO and BEHOLD, there it is. Tamarind and date dipping sauce to the Samosas Dish!

TGIF!!

Bobbi Romans

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