First up, I'm welcoming 2014 with some romance novel predictions over at my blog. What do you think will be big next year?

 

Second, Rachel M at The Rest is Still Unwritten, has an excerpt of my coastal romance, "It's Love, Dude" and a stash of Escape Publishing ebooks to give away. I think the giveaway closes soon, though, so you may need to hurry.

 

basil

 

Finally, a pic of my basil. I'm delighted with how easy it is to grow, save the seed and grow again the next summer. Plus, my newest and best recipe for leftovers: Dice up cold cooked chicken, fry in butter with fresh basil, salt and pepper, then toss through spaghetti. Delish.