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PLOT TWIST!

Man, these past two months have been a whirlwind of …

PLOT TWISTS!

1st up. Simon & Schuster has bundled the 1st two books in my Swamp Magic series on SUPER SALE with its gorgeous NEW cover!

Swamp Magic: Books 1 & 2 by [Romans, Bobbi]

.99 Cents for BOTH (Or so the pre-sale price reflects) Swamp Magic Bk1 and Under the Full Moon Bk2.

Blurb:

This fresh twist on the popular shapeshifter theme offers paranormal suspense fans passion and danger in the Florida Everglades.

Swamp Magic: Beth’s life is upturned when she reluctantly agrees to accompany her idiotic brother on a hunt for the Bog Man. She becomes separated from the others and comes face to face with the legend himself … only no one ever mentioned how damn sexy he was. But Moss, whose sensual iridescent tattoos are a reflection of his unusual reptilian side, struggles to come to terms with the fate an evil witch has cast over him, and wants nothing more than to be left alone.

The swamp’s dark history will test the duo’s survival skills as well as lure them deeper into the magic of the swamp…and passion. But can their love prove stronger than the curse that envelops them?

Under the Full Moon: Cursed to be a laughably unthreatening swamp creature, armadillo shifter Damien stays deep in his cave to hide his shame…until his path crosses with Grace’s. Grace gave up on love ten years ago when her fiancé, Henry, disappeared in the swamp.

Thrust together in the face of imminent danger, Grace and Damien become close, connecting in ways they’d never imagined, until a secret from the past threatens their fledgling bond. As enemies emerge and alliances tangle, one thing becomes clear: only the strongest hearts will survive.

Sensuality Level: Sensual

Release day is TODAY, July 10th!

Amazon Swamp Magic Bundle Sale

The Series is as follows;

Swamp Magic Bk1

Under the Full Moon Bk2

Armored Hearts Bk 2.5

Dead Man Rising Bk3

Swamp Magic: Independence Day Bk 3.5

Or check out my Amazon Author Page

Next up, a mixed genre, mixed author Summer Sizzler collection releases. A Summer Seduction hits Amazon shelves July 18th!

While I wait on the details of another summer release, I’ll mention, I’ll be hit and miss the next few months as I take on a new endeavor which will take me from Florida to N.C., potentially, permanently.

Hope you’re having a great summer!

Bobbi

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FREE Class on Query Letters!

Around the Writer's Table

Weds the 21st at 7 PM I’ll be hosting a class with Gina Edwards of Around the Writers Table on writing a shining query letter! You’ve got ONE shot at snagging that editor/agents attention.

DON’T BLOW IT!!

Register here:

Then go here  Example/Worksheet  — Look it over. Practice with it then get your questions ready to ask me LIVE on Weds evening!

Spread the word and hope to see you there!

🙂
Bobbi

 

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Enterprise Rental Car: Epic FAIL x2!

Enterprise Rental Car FAIL/WARNING!

Some of you may remember the fiasco I had with Enterprise Rental Cars last year. We’d booked the car over a month in advance, I called to verify 24 hrs prior, my reservation was in the system arrived and was denied the rental.

Mind you, we were already in the system as we’ve rented from Enterprise in the past. But I hadn’t been told that if I didn’t use my credit card (which I could have done and earned 5% cash back) that I’d have to bring, A) Gas Bill, B) Cable Bill, C) Cell Phone Bill, D) Electric Bill.

  1. A) We are an ALL electric house. No gas bill. B)We are streamers with ROKU so no cable bill. C) We are Straight Talk and Verizon Pre-Pay Customers D) While I DID show an electric bill (via my cell phone so limited bill visibility, we were belittled that we were “seriously delinquent.”

No. We were not.

We have a City Loan for replacing our roof to a more energy efficient metal roof. You can’t qualify for a city loan with electric delinquency. We are also POOL owners. Between the roof loan (an additional amount on our bill) AND a pool pump/water running, our bills run high. They also include, garbage service, storm water run-off, water and firefighter fee’s.

ONE bill in the summer (during which time the rental was for) was $650.00. Not delinquent, just HIGH bills due to the above reasons.

COMMON SENSE: I offered to bring the bill back so the agent could SEE the actual bill and not just the amount. I also offered to BRING our mortgage statement reflecting we are 20 year home owners.

AGAIN- The agent said no, indicted we were delinquent in our bills and Enterprise would not rent to people like us.

Home owners, perfect driving records, past Enterprise clients and denied and belittled. I made a few quick calls and BUDGET RENTAL had me on the road within 45 minutes!!!! (We’ve also rented from Budget before with NO ISSUES EVER, but when I’d called price-checking, Enterprise had come in lower)

THANK YOU BUDGET!!! Also, noteworthy, the trip was to meet my biological grandmother and also introduce her to my children. Thanks to Budget the trip wasn’t cancelled and sadly, my grandmother was right. Time was ticking, as she passed away a little over a week ago.

  ***   THIS YEAR!  ***

I notified Enterprise of what had happened. After about a week of repeating what happened to different agents, I spoke with the local GM who apologized profusely, SWORE this wasn’t the Enterprise way, and offered me a FREE 3-Day rental, for my next need. (This part took place after last years fiasco)

The last week in April (2017) I emailed the GM and upon no reply called the sore. The GM from last year, no longer worked for Enterprise. The NEW GM requested I forward the emails, (which I did) and then said Enterprise WOULD honor the 3-day rental. As I need a weekly rental, he said he’d get me a quite by the end of the week. This was on a Monday. By Monday the following week, I contacted him again, about  the rental quote.

“Sorry.  I had a death in the family last week.  I didn’t forget about you and I will make a reservation ASAP.”

I replied that day,

Oh no! I’m terribly sorry to hear that. Condolences to you and yours. Its not that I’m in any rush… the trip isn’t until 06/10/17, but I just like to try and get everything arranged so I know what’s done and needs to be done before leaving. Its only to Daytona, but I’ll still pack and treat this as if heading cross country. LOL

 

Again, sorry about your loss. Always hard saying goodbye to loved ones.”

 

 

This exchange happened May 8th. I NEVER heard another word from this GM.

On May 31ar I opened up a direct message dialogue with Enterprise Twitter online. I was assured they cared and someone would get in touch with me.

*Thumbs Up for the people running the Enterprise Twitter Acct!*

It is now June 4th. Yes, only 4 days, but if anyone had truly reviewed the timeline, I would suspect someone would have been in-touch by now.

Budget only comes in a tiny bit higher, but thus far, has been a hassle free experience.

IF and WHEN Enterprise Rental Car contacts me, I’ll UPDATE.

Until then… Be Wary!

Bobbi

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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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A farewell dinner WITH pics!

Doing a quick dinner posting. Last night we had a farewell meal with my niece and her family. Their heading back up to Oklahoma later this month.

Remember, there are nine people in this house. NINE!

So, any event is a huge undertaking in getting everything ready. Between tidying bathrooms, sweeping, carpets etc, the cooking must be something I know I can control the time of. Last night I made the below for the 1st time and it was SUPER easy! Because it was a little here and a little there, I was able to clean in-between the prep work and NOT run around like crazy. Okay, so maybe there was a tad of crazy but I was also finishing up the baby blanket and matching hat.

The meal;

Cheesy Potato & Ham Bake w/ Side Salad, Homemade Bread and Lemon Tarts for dessert.

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If anyone is interested in the easy recipes, just comment so and I’ll edit this to include them. For now, I’ve got to get back to my posts for an upcoming June class on queries.

Happy Eating & Happy Writing!

Bobbi

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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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Crock Pot BREAD! Yep, you heard right!

Crock Pot BREAD!!!

Not my recipe. I found this gem circulating on Facebook. Made it, it WORKS!

(3) Cups Flour

2-3 Dashes of Salt

2-3 Tsp’s Sugar ( I added this but the recipe, link below didn’t call for it)

1 1/2 Tsp’s of Dry Yeast (Which is also a packet)

1 1/2 cups of HOT water. (Not boiling, but hot)

 

In large bowl, mix above ingredients well and cover with plastic wrap. Let stand 3 hours.

Next, remove risen dough and place on floured surface. Roll into a nice ball. Place on parchment paper, then place into crock pot on high for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

BOOM-DONE!

It was AMAZING!

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Hubby already said he loved the texture so much that he bet, added sugar, cinnamon and raisins added for cinnamon bread would be tasty too! Me? As is or maybe some honey butter.

 

Okay, OFF I go back to this story at hand. Time to get er done!

🙂
Bobbi

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