Sunday, October 20, 2013

We should change our DDL girls profile picture to the one Amanda took.  I tried to do it but couldn't find the picture.  What do you think?  I love the drink picture but I also love that we are ALL together in the anniversary picture.   <3
You did an awesome job updating this blog.  THANK YOU so much!  <3

Saturday, October 19, 2013

True Dat!

Anniversary Dinner @ Shulas 347.

We had a wonderful dinner and as always laughed entirely too much. So blessed that Diva Amanda was able to join us. WE MISS YOU! 

Singapore has stolen a piece of Ava Thompson.

It took one life shattering moment, for her to realize, her EX is not the man she believed him to be. Returning home to Los Angeles was never going to be easy for Ava. Her heart has been shattered to smithereens and she’s convinced it’ll never heal. Or, so she thought.

Enter Jasper White.

Unbeknown to Ava, Jasper White will change her life forever.

The attraction is instantaneous which troubles Ava, who has sworn off men indefinitely. But, she is finding resisting Jasper, with his tousled bedroom hair and piercing cerulean eyes, harder than she ever imagined. And that’s because Jasper knows what he wants, and he wants Ava.

But, can Ava surrender to her feelings for the one man who compels her to love again? Because, what happens if love does not triumph all? What happens if love isn’t enough?(less)

Friday, October 18, 2013

October Book of the Month

Needing an escape from her past, Avery chooses a college where no one knows her. Keeping a low profile was the plan, falling for the intense frat boy, Jase wasn't. Yet she can't deny how alive she feels when he's near. Even as common sense implores her to stay away, her body begs her to get closer.

Jase, numb from his own family drama, has grown bored with weekends fueled by nameless girls and countless bottles when he meets Avery. Helping her cope with her past is better than dealing with the bullshit his own life's served up. Determined to drive away the painful secret she's guarding, he appoints himself her life coach, and challenges her to new experiences. Getting close to her and being the one to make her smile are simply perks of the job.

But when Avery's past boldly saunters in, refusing to be forgotten, can Jase live with the truth about the girl he's fallen for?

September Book of the Month

He counts her smiles every day and night at the train station. And morning and evening, the beautiful commuter acknowledges him-just like she does everyone else on the platform. But Blake Hartt is not like the others . . . he's homeless. Memories of a broken childhood have robbed him of peace and twisted delusions into his soul. He stays secluded from the sun, sure the world would run from him in the harsh light of day.

Each day, Livia McHugh smiles politely and acknowledges her fellow commuters as she waits for the train to the city. She dismisses this kindness as nothing special, just like her. She's the same as a million other girls-certainly no one to be cherished. But special or not, she smiles every day, never imagining that someone would rely on the simple gesture as if it were air to breathe.

When the moment comes that Livia must do more than smile, without hesitation she steps into the fray to defend the homeless man. And she's surprised to discover an inexplicable connection with her new friend. After danger subsides, their smiles become conversation. Their words usher in a friendship, which awakens something in each of them. But it's not long before their bond must prove its strength. Entanglements from the past challenge both their love and their lives.
Blake's heart beats for Livia's, even if her hands have to keep its rhythm. Love is patient. Love is kind. Love never fails. Love never fails, right?

In an interwoven tale of unlikely loves and relationships forged by fire, Debra Anastasia takes readers into the darkest corners of human existence, only to show them the radiant power of pure adoration and true sacrifice. Complicated families and confused souls find their way to light in this novel, which manages to be racy, profane, funny, and reverent all at once.

August Book of the Month

Claire Nixon is a twenty-year-old college dropout with a secret.

To Claire, Adam Parker is just another flirty customer at the cafe, until a chance encounter and seemingly innocent comment spurs a bet between them. The bet is simple: If Adam can get Claire to reveal the secret that made her drop out of college, she has to re-enroll. If he doesn't succeed, she gets to keep her secret and he has to stop stalking her at the cafe.

Claire thinks she has this one in the bag. She's perfected the art of forgetting her past. But she isn't prepared for Adam's relentless pursuit or for him to share his own secrets. And she's definitely not prepared for her rockstar ex and her secret to come banging down her door one year later.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

July Book of the Month

Scientist and single mother Cara Paulsen is used to fighting for what she wants and doing whatever it takes to protect her daughter, Janie. But whatever it takes has never before included a shotgun wedding to a dangerous-looking stranger. Vampire leader Talen says that he's there to protect Cara and Janie. But his idea of a wedding night is more like a sexual taming - dominant and scorching hot. With shapeshifting allies, they must fight against an evil race of vampires that has discovered a way to venture into sunlight, in order to safeguard Janie...and the rest of humanity.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Book Bash

We had an amazing day meeting tons of wonderful authors. Thank you to Colleen Hoover for gifting tickets to me, (Renee) and Pauline. It was really cool to meet her, plus we got a signed copy of her NY TIMES BEST SELLER: Hopeless. Thanks also goes out to Diva Amanda for offering her ticket for us to use. We were sorry you could not join us, but Diva Terri was so excited to be able to attend. Both of you DIVAS are very loved. Finally, thank you to Butterflying Book Club from Lakeland, Fl. They offered up tickets as well so cousin Kristi Furci joined us in the madness. It was a shame that Diva Monnie, Diva Candy, Diva Kat and Diva Kathy were unable to come due to prior obligations. NEXT YEAR WE WILL PLAN BETTER!

One of the highlights was meeting the author of this months book, Fallen Too Far, the awesome Abbi Glines. She is quite possibly one of the nicest people I have had the pleasure of ever meeting. We also got to meet Jamie McGuire, she is the author of Providence, which was also a book club selection. Lastly, we were able to meet and chat with Jasinda Wilder. She was incredible and is such an inspiration. She and her husband started self publishing books on Amazon to supplement their income so they would not lose their home. Her most recent book is now a USA TODAY and a NY TIMES BEST SELLER. Check it out: Falling Into You.

June Book of the Month

To want what you’re not supposed to have…

She is only nineteen.

She is his new stepfather’s daughter. 

She is still na├»ve and innocent due to spending the last three years taking care of her sick mother. 

But for twenty-four year old Rush Finlay, she is the only thing that has ever been off limits. His famous father’s guilt money, his mother’s desperation to win his love, and his charm are the three reasons he has never been told no.

Blaire Wynn left her small farmhouse in Alabama, after her mother passed away, to move in with her father and his new wife in their sprawling beach house along the Florida gulf coast. She isn’t prepared for the lifestyle change and she knows she’ll never fit into this world. Then there is her sexy stepbrother who her father leaves her with for the summer while he runs off to Paris with his wife. Rush is as spoiled as he is gorgeous. He is also getting under her skin. She knows he is anything but good for her and that he’ll never be faithful to anyone. He is jaded and has secrets Blaire knows she may never uncover but even knowing all of that…

Blaire just may have fallen too far.

May Book of the Month

Best-selling author Maddy Fitch, researching material for a new novel, returns to her hometown of Harbour Falls to investigate a disappearance that has haunted the tiny Maine coastal town for the past four years. Maddy soon discovers that the case has gone cold, but the prime suspect, Adam Ward, is hotter than ever. Now living on an isolated island, Maddy takes up residence near the sexy Mr. Ward's home. As she begins to seek out answers, the mystery deepens, putting Maddy in jeopardy. 
Lies, secrets, deceptions. Nothing is ever what it seems in Harbour Falls. 

A steamy novel that immerses the reader in an intricate storyline that will keep them glued till the very last page.

First in a series. Romance/Mystery genre.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus has some great specials to Dublin.  We can fly from Orlando to Dublin and then Dublin to Edenburgh.   We'd have to decide the places we really want to see from there.  Any ideas????


Question ... When would be the best time for you to travel to Scotland? January, February, March or October? Just trying to get an idea.  Would love to get the ball rolling and see if we can make it happen.  

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Our 2nd Year Anniversary Dinner 
at Seasons 52. Amanda joined us from Tampa. We were so happy to see her. We had a great evening. 

2 years together

Scottish Games Field Trip.  January 2012

                        Wonderful memories.  Here's to many, many more.
This picture was taken at Bahama Breeze.  Breaking Dawn 2 field trip. 11/15/2012  We sure had fun.  Great memories ..... <3
Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday to our darling Diva Monnie
You have made us laugh countless times with your funny sense of humor and we love you.
Hope this year brings you much luck and love.
Thoughtful, beautiful, honest and sincere.  YOU ROCK!!!!  <3 x 7

Our April book selection is

Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday,  May 13 @7pm
Diva Terri's House
Can't wait!!!!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Monica and Terri have both finished this months book.  So far I love it.  Can't wait to discuss it at our next meeting.  Have a great Sunday Diva's!!!!!

Friday, January 25, 2013

What a great meeting we had last night at Monnie's house.  Thank you Monnie for hosting.  You did a wonderful job.  Those mini desserts were SO yummy.  Our book for the month of January is 

Rainshadow Road 
By: Lisa Kleypas

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Book Club Meeting tomorrow night.  Diva "Monica's" house.  She's been working hard at getting some yummy food together for us hungry Diva's.  YUMMY!!!!  Can't wait to see everyone.  If you have time try to have 2 book selections ready to go.  SO ready for some laughs and another great evening with DDL!!!!!  See you soon .... xo
Happy Birthday to our Diva's Amanda and Candy!!!  
Both celebrate birthdays on January 30th
Have a fun and special day! 
We LOVE you!  
December Book.....who's read it?