The Power of Vulnerability

Your responses on the topic of vulnerability were powerful! I love what all of you said, and how you applied it to romantic relationships, friendships, and even the books you cherish. An astute reader mentioned that seeing a character’s vulnerability is something she looks for in a compelling read, especially one in which a power-exchange relationship is featured. Without the vulnerability, the relationship would assume a different dynamic. She adds that vulnerability transforms the clic...
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It’s the Little Things??

How do you want to feel? 💕 In Determined Billionaire, Sinead loves to write music, sing and perform with her band. Her family also runs a bed-and-breakfast. Guests return year after year to have experiences that make them happy. And she asks Jack, the hero, "Isn’t that what life is all about? Having experiences that make us happy?" Being with my family makes me feel happy. Being on the beach makes me feel peaceful. Peaceful and happy are two of the emotions I’m always striving for. Some ...
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When Life Holds Up a Mirror… Damn it!

Has this happened to you? On my Facebook page, I recently shared one of my hero’s uncomfortable realizations, and I asked if anyone had a similar experience. In Billionaire's Matchmaker, Rafe manages to recognize his own failings when his father's reckless behavior hurts other people. At times, others' behavior holds an uncomfortable mirror to my own imperfections. At times that makes me want to run and hide. But even though it's not easy, I try to embrace that discomfort as a way to gro...
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Sleep! It can be a challenge!

In last Friday’s Soul Searching with Sierra, we chatted about sleep. The heroine of my upcoming book, Seven Day Dom, had a bad experience, and she goes out with friends. But afterward, she can’t sleep, even though she took a nice long bath. Thank you for sharing your tips for finding a restful night’s sleep. You gave me some ideas that I’ve never tried before. This is one that several people: Listening to some white noise, such as a gentle storm, rain, or waves on the beach These i...
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What to Do When You’re Worried

Sinead, the heroine in the upcoming Determined Billionaire is worried­—probably unnecessarily—about something, but telling herself to stop doesn’t help. And I posed a question to my reader about how they deal with unnecessary worry. Some of the answers were fabulous! Here are some of the strategies they shared: Considering the worst case scenario—as well as the best case—and then realizing what’s real. Using white noise, reading, staying busy, learning to trust, working out, listen...
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Cockiest Anthology

Have you ever wanted to meet some of the Cockiest Alphas? Here’s your chance! “All these Alphas…yes, please!” ~Cup of Tea Book Blog. Five out of five stars! They're the naughtiest of the naughty, the boldest of the bold, the sexiest of the sexy. They've got what all the other women want, and they know it. What's that make them? Just one word will do. Cocky. They've got it. You need it. Now you can have all the cocky you can ever handle, in one crazy, cocky volume from some of your favo...
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When the Storm Comes

For Hurricane Harvey, I was in Houston, rather than Galveston, somewhere inland and, presumably, safe since it wasn’t in a flood plain. And yet, houses all around us flooded. Vehicles were destroyed. I saw things I wish I hadn’t, experienced things I never want to relive. And I want to share a few things I learned so that things might be a little easier, in case you have to face the unthinkable. (more…)
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“Harvey”, Texas 2017

I’ll never forget the big black Labrador, hunched over, wet, shaking, trembling in his owner’s arms. Last Tuesday, I was at Atmosphere, the salon in Galveston and Yvonne, my stylist mentioned Harvey. It was the first I’d heard of it. At that point, it was a tropical depression off the Yucatan Peninsula. But she was concerned enough to start adjusting her Friday schedule. Within fifty-two hours, Harvey was pummeling Texas as a category four hurricane. (more…)
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