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Practical Jokers

Thursday, February 19th, 2015


This youtube site is a hoot. Several members of the group play pranks on the unsuspecting public:




See Bride Run! Deep Discount Five Days Only

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

In celebration of the release of Tall, Dark, and Bad! this week, See Bride Run! will be discounted at Amazon to only 99 cents from Sunday through Thursday. On Friday the price will return to its current price.

Click Here for the Deal (if it’s Sunday-Thursday)

Click on the picture to get the romantic comedy See Bride Run!

Click on the picture to get the romantic comedy See Bride Run!

Valentine’s Day Romance Tall, Dark, and Bad

Friday, February 13th, 2015


Contempoary Romance

New Romance by NY Times bestseller Charlotte Hughes

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! The novel, Tall, Dark, and Bad

a contemporary romance, is available from Amazon in

 Kindle format and most everywhere in print:

Click here.







Summer Pettigrew is in desperate need of a fiancé, a temporary job, mind you . . .

Bad Boy Cooper Garrett answers the call. He swaggers into Summer’s High Society Life oozing testosterone. He’s hardly what Summer expected, the man straddles a mean looking motorcycle, for Pete’s sake! But Summer is stuck with him for the time being, even though her pulse skyrockets each time he steals a kiss.

One Thing on His Mind
Cooper willingly plays the doting fiancé, but he has one thing on his mind: Bedding the proper Miss Pettigrew! And although Summer is tempted to take a ride on the wild side, she fears it will lead her down a road to heartbreak.



Charlotte says: “I have to admit this is one of my sexier books, the hero exudes sensuality on every page.”

To find out more click here for the digital  book on Amazon. The plan for other platforms (Nook, Apple, Google, etc.) is to publish more widely in about 6 months, meanwhile the trade paperback version is available at Barnes and Noble and other retailers.

Laughter Yoga

Sunday, January 4th, 2015


I’m sure a lot of you have heard of the laughter clubs, but I only recently learned that the process is called Laughter Yoga. It actually started in India.

To find out more and actually see how these clubs work, check out the links below. You can actually watch various groups interact, some are hilarious! So if you don’t have a club near you, you can still get a laugh with your morning coffee by clicking on these links.





Some Cover Ideas for Reader Feedback on Two Contemporary Romance Covers

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

I just thought I would run a couple cover ideas by everyone for my romance as it was coming out. It is now here and you can buy it with a click.

Blue or Red? What about the text? SeeBrideRunfontrightfront or SeeBrideRun-Blue Let me know on my twitter account, in comments below, or by email what you like best. The book is due out as soon as we can get the final touches (like December 23rd).

Honoring the Caregiver

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Since November is both the National Family Caregivers month and Thanksgiving, I wanted to share a article I wrote on this topic: Honoring Family Caregivers.

Road to Recovery Help

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

I don’t usually write about politics and serious matters, but I am as concerned about the recession as everyone else so I wanted to pass on this information. CNN is running a special – Road to Rescue: The CNN Survival Guide — that I think might be of interest to those who are struggling. You can get information at

In the meantime, my thoughts and prayers are with everyone who is suffering hardship

The Three Faces of Eve, er Beth

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Beth Ciotta romance author

Beth Ciotta is a guest blogger today. I love meeting authors who are just as wild and wacky as I am, and I have to say that comedy/suspense writer Beth Ciotta seems to fit the wild and wacky mold. In fact, to hear her tell it, she may be a candidate for my group therapy sessions, only I might need three chairs for her. She certainly seems to have three very distinct females living in her skin.   Beth is published in contemporary, historical, and paranormal romantic fiction. Currently, she writes for Medallion Press and HQN (Harlequin). EVIE EVER AFTER, the third book in a contemporary trilogy for HQN hits shelves March 1st. You’ll have to check out Beth’s website – it is loads of fun! Take it away, Beth. . .

Fate is a curious and marvelous thing.  When afforded the opportunity to guest blog here, I jumped at the chance.  My first thought was, “Wow. I get to play on Charlotte Hughes’s home turf.  How cool is that?”  My second thought: “This is fate.”  Charlotte’s in the midst of her ‘Crazy’ series and I’m in the midst of my crazy life.  A veteran performer turned published novelist who moonlights as a Sr. Library Assistant.  Three distinctly different careers that bring out three different ‘Beths.’  Except there are times when my worlds collide and I get discombobulated. On these days, I’d really benefit from a visit with psychologist, Kate Holly. (Do you think she could squeeze me in, Charlotte?)

Allow me to pull up a couch and explain.  

First up, Beth-the-entertainer. I grew up convinced I was going to be a star. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to pursue singing, dancing, or acting, so I dabbled in all three instead of mastering one. The result was a multi-skilled entertainer who made a decent living for thirty years (I started young!) as a variety performer. The star thing was a bust, unless you count the time I appeared in a casino showroom singing back-up for boxer Joe Frazier. But I digress. Thanks to years of experience, this Beth is confident and animated.

Enter Beth-the-writer.  She’s always been a part of me, but didn’t come alive until my passion to perform started to fade. Good timing, because, by the time I’d honed my writing chops enough to land a publishing contract I was nearing my 40s and losing performance gigs to women in their 20s. Not that I’m bitter. Okay. I’m not bitter now, but as it was happening, I confess, I was, um, crushed. I ended up pouring my heart, soul, and angst into a story and Evie Parish was born. A washed-up veteran performer looking for passion and purpose who ends up signing on with a government agency to bust nefarious scams. Utilizing my entertainment background and whacked imagination, I wrote three adventures for HQN Books, rediscovering passion and purpose right alongside Evie. In private, this Beth is insecure and introverted. In public, Beth-the-entertainer sneaks in morphing me from chicken to ham.

Meet Beth-the-library-assistant. Needing to supplement my writing income and unwilling to don cheesy costumes to perform singing telegrams, I applied for a fulltime position at my local library. Talk about a dream job! I’m surrounded by books. I get to talk about books. I get to recommend favorite authors who are also, sometimes, bonus, friends. This Beth is motivated and confident. Er, except when a patron brings a paperback to the desk, asking me if I know anything about this author’s work, and that author is, um, me. Just one instance of my worlds colliding. I guess I shouldn’t complain. Although there are days when I don’t know who I am, at least I’m a happy nutcase.

Ah, fate.      

(Storytelling comes naturally to veteran performer and award-winning author, Beth Ciotta. Limiting herself to writing one sub-genre does not. A creative spaz, Beth is published in contemporary, historical, and paranormal romantic fiction.  Currently, she writes for Medallion Press and HQN (Harlequin). EVIE EVER AFTER, the third book in a contemporary trilogy for HQN hits shelves March 1st. )

Passionate About Writing a Guest Blog for The Lisptick Chronicles

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Here is what I am writing about at my next stop on the VIRTUALLY NUTS tour (the Lipstick Chonicles):

 I don’t know about you, but I haven’t felt passionate about anything since Jiffy peanut butter came out with a low fat brand.   

Seriously, though, we have to hold tight to the passion that led us to write in the first place. Nobody has ever succeeded in anything they didn’t feel passionate about. Famous actors, athletes, and visionaries like Bill Gates, and, yes, published authors would never have found the motivation to work tirelessly at what they do unless they first felt the desire in their hearts.

 To read the rest of the post click on the link below:

The Lipstick Chronicles

Nutcase Review- Top Pick at Night Owl

Friday, February 6th, 2009

“You will love these characters down to your soul…witty and charming and thought provoking and downright hysterical.”

By Angie at Night Owl. To read the whole review visit Night Owl.