If you follow this blog regularly, you know that I’m a bit of a football fan. Okay, more than ‘a bit’. It stands to reason that this is my favorite time of they year–those few weeks before the opening kick-off when we’re all still in the hunt for the NCAA championship or the Lombardi Trophy. But there’s more to football than just watching the game or listening to the marching band. There’s food. Tailgate food, specifically.
Next week, the fourth book in my Out of Bounds series, Sleeping with the Enemy, will hit e-readers and bookshelves. To publicize it, I created fun recipe cards that double as book marks. The recipe we put on the back is a great football snack whether you’re tailgating or camping out in front of your big screen. Since I can’t send you all a bookmark, here’s the next best thing:
Here’s the scoop on Sleeping with the Enemy:
Dot-com millionaire Jay McManus is discovering that owning a pro football team like the Baltimore Blaze isn’t easy. An anonymous blogger is out to destroy his reputation, and now his team is being sued by its own cheerleaders. If Jay’s not careful, he could lose big—and not just financially.
Bridgett Janik’s brother may play for the Baltimore Blaze, but she’s not thrilled to be defending Jay McManus, the man who broke her heart. It’s bad enough she has to mingle with Jay during games, but working beside her former lover may be too much for her body—and her heart—to resist.
Jay’s determined not to let Bridgett slip away from him a second time. But, as the two follow the mysterious blogger’s trail, secrets—both past and present—are revealed, and Jay and Bridgett must decide if their relationship can be something more than just sleeping with the enemy.
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Best of luck to your team this season!!
Like most parents at the close of summer, I’m happy to see the yellow school buses crawling through the subdivision streets, marking the beginning of another school year. Except this year, the beginning is actually the end for me. Monday will mark my last ‘First Day of School’–EVER! I’ll admit to feeling a little melancholy. Not to mention, a lot poorer! This year’s school supply list included extras like senior treats, grad portraits, a parking pass, and a nearly impossible to find white dress for the first day.
Where did the time go? When she was two, my daughter announced that she wanted to go to school and go without me. No lie. I have it on videotape. My son was “escaping” to first grade and she wanted to go, too. While my emotions took a hit at her strong-willed independence, I foolishly believed that it would make things much easier years later when she left the nest for good. I’ll let you know in twelve months how that works out.
For now we’re just enjoying all the “lasts” together. The last orientation, the last band concert, the last football games, etc. This year will speed by, I have no doubt. I still can’t get over how quickly my son’s college career went. After that, we’ll begin again with a lot of firsts: first dorm room, first roommate, first formal, first spring break. As the saying goes: When one door closes, another one opens. I’m just going to sit back with my big box of Kleenex and enjoy the moments–firsts, lasts, and every one in between!
How about you? Do you look forward to the first day of school?