Some fun reading for the busy fall season!


Here in Pittsburgh it’s difficult not to be a sports fan especially right now. Baseball teams vie to play in the play offs with the World Series lurking. Football started two weeks ago and already Super Bowl contenders race to win a ring. And if that’s not enough, the hockey season is about to start. Whew.

To escape the competition of your favorite teams for a few minutes this season, why not slip between the pages of a great box set of romantic, steamy stories – all with a sports’ theme, hunky heroes, and delicious relationships?

Score One For Love – Ten Stories for only $0.99.

Download your copy today!

Amazon – Kindle

B&N – Nook

iBooks – Apple


Google Books

Here are the stories grouped by the sports.


Loved by the Linebacker Lyssa LayneLoved by the Lineback by Lyssa Layne – “Love Lyssa’s books. Love this story.” Amazon review

Blurb: When sports…

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When the one you need most is no longer there–

Please read this poignant post from fellow author and blogger. Pass it along. You never know what might happen. I know that Facebook found a kidney match and donor for a young woman in Tampa a few years back. Thanks to that one share, she lives in good health today.

Welcome to the Mountain Women Series

Challis.LV.rainbowLV Jordan and Challis Gibbs 

I have not lost the person dearest to my heart, but I imagine how difficult such a loss must be when the one person who could help moderate your grief is the one who is no longer there.

Since my niece’s death in 2014, LV Jordan, my niece’s long-term partner and wife of two months, has struggled with kidney disease that threatens her life. She has a supportive family and many friends, but she is still grieving for the one who could best comfort her. LV’s kidneys–earlier judged to be perfectly healthy–failed one month after my niece’s memorial service.

LV seemed amazingly strong and composed through my niece’s pain and decline, but caring for a loved one often affects the other’s health. Now she desperately needs a kidney.

I must tell you about this remarkable couple. I wish I had a copy of their first photo together, featured in the fashion section of The Washington Post. The year was…

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June 8, 2013 - Raccoon Township, PA

June 8, 2013 – Raccoon Township, PA

I’ve written several tons about my husband’s gardening abilities and prowess. But this year, we’ve had to readjust because of the major transition in our lives. We’re still one foot in Pittsburgh and heart and soul in the Smoky Mountains. He knew this year’s gardening would be non-existent, but still he refused to give up completely.

Before he left our cabin in early July, he threw two pepper plants and two tomato plants in the ground where he hopes to build terraced beds next year. He bought the plants at Lowe’s, unlike in past years when he started all plants from his own seeds. Yet, he persisted. When I came back to the cabin in August, the plants had survived and banana peppers and one tomato hung on the vine ready for me to eat.

August 2015 - Neglected Peppers

August 2015 – Neglected Peppers

I left the mountains and came back to Pittsburgh for a few weeks. We returned to the cabin last week. To our surprise, our neglected, but not forgotten plants thrived in our absence. My husband feels certain the soil and the sun will provide us with a two-season garden in the years to come.

Garden Bounty

Here’s another little treasure from our trip to the mountains. We picked up a hitchhiker and he clung to our windshield until we drove to the river where he finally flew off. Hopefully, not to get his head eaten by his female partner as some rare species of praying mantis are wont to do. Autumn is mating season so perhaps he decided to get away from that dreaded fate.

praying mantis

Tomorrow Robert undergoes surgery for his GERD, which we hope will help alleviate many of the symptoms he’s suffered through the past two years. It’s been tough for him, and we would appreciate prayers and positive thoughts for his recovery back to his old self. the leaves