Tuesday, November 20, 2012

and the W!NNER is...

Kristina Haecker is the LUCKY winner of the Santiago t-shirt! 

Congratulations, Kristina!

How LUCKY are you?


The LUCKY 13 quotes below are all mixed up! 

First one to put them in order (or tell me which chapter they're from)
will WIN a Santiago t-shirt! 

Leave a "I got it" in the comments then email me at
with your answers.


  • ·         “I’m a grown-ass woman, capable of making my own damn decisions. So you can take your masculine arrogance and shove it where the sun don’t shine.”
  • ·         “I said. Arms. Up.”
  • ·         “Then you’re going to go to that dance. With your friends. You’re gonna dance with every single one of those girls and any others who want to take a spin on the dance floor. After you work your mojo, I’ll pick you up and we’ll go for ice cream where you can tell me all about your little harem.”
  • ·         “Huh-uh.” Ricky shook his head. “You really gonna add lyin’ to talkin’ like a trucker?”
  • ·         “I think Ricky would be a great coach.”
  • ·         “I don’t know. Like I have a booger.” He wiped at his nose. “Or maybe that you wanna take a chunk outta me. With your teeth.”
  • ·         “She probably fell off a chair or something. She did that once. Broke her foot and everything. That was the first time I ever heard the f-word.”
  • ·         “Who said anything about finishing?”
  • ·         Holy purple. Lots and lots of purple. Not exactly Barney purple. But the lavender walls and lilac baseboards made Shayne’s retinas beg for mercy.
  • ·         “I’m not going home unless you walk me to the door.”
  • ·         “Will you help me get some strippers?”
  • ·         “…You’re kind of a celebrity, sweetheart.”
  • ·         “Don’t try to make me sound noble, kid.”
  • ·         Ricky choked on his laugh. “Say what you will, kid, but I will gladly be Wesley to your mother’s Princess Buttercup any day.”
  • ·         “And here I thought you were the one with the sword.”
  • ·         “I’ll be okay.” He grinned, all big and cheesy. “Even if you stayed out all night, I’d be just fine. We got a fridge full of food and pay-per-view. I’ve always wanted to watch porn.”
  • ·         “Your mama is so fat the scale says one at a time please.”
  • ·         “Please tell me you weren’t wearing that.”
  • ·         “He isn’t so bad. He’s really kind of cute. I really don’t think you should hate him anymore.”
  • ·         “Say please.”
  • ·         “When we get home, sweetness.”
  • ·         “Don’t you dare pull the wounded hero act!”
  • ·         “That’s right, All-Star Enrique Santiago needs more time to play.”
  • ·         “Are you saying I’m fat?”
  • ·         “This is the best birthday ever!”
  • ·         “Come on. Maybe we can get lost for a little while in the cornfield.”
  • ·         “It’s not like they’d let you strut outta here nekkid.”
  • ·         “Oh, man! Don’t take me there. I just thought you guys would like some time—” He made a gagging noise. “Seriously, dude. I kinda hate you right now.”

Monday, November 19, 2012

Character Interview: LUCKY 13's Enrique Santiago

Characters step up to introduce themselves all the time. But once in  while I get lucky enough to meet a character who immediately grabs a hold of my heart and refuses to let go. Enrique "Ricky" Santiago is one of those characters. I loved him from his first grin! 

If you've already met him in LUCKY 13, here's a little more to love. If you haven't, find out what you're missing! 


MK: Thanks for stopping by Ricky. The girls from my fan page have come up with these questions. I hope you’re up for this.

RS: I’m up for anything, Morgan.

MK: Okay, here we go. First question: Boxers or Briefs?

RS: *barks out a laugh* Boy, they aren’t gonna cut me any slack are they? I’m a boxer-brief kinda guy. Ya know, the best of both worlds.

MK: If you could portray a character in any book, who would it be?

RS: Seriously, Morgan. You know I don’t read.

MK: *smirks* The question isn’t whether or not you read.

RS: *shakes his head* I don’t know. *frowns* Oh good grief. Um… *smiles like a jack-o-lantern* It’d be kinda cool to be a teacher at Hogwarts.

MK: Did you actually read the Harry Potter series?

RS: Nope. But the movies were awesome! 

MK: Okay, let's get serious. After finding out what happened to Shayne, how did you handle the anger?

RS: Let’s get one thing straight, I wasn’t angry at Shayne.

MK: You weren’t?

RS: Not for what happened to her, but for her not telling me about it. My first gut reaction was to put my fist though the wall. I learned a long time ago that reacting while angry never ended well. So even though I felt violent, I took some deep breaths and focused on my family. My wife and son have a way of chilling me like nothin’ else.

MK: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be and why?

RS: Back in the day, I would say wearing my heart on my sleeve. Now, though, I’m pretty damned happy to be such a sap. It got me the girl. *flashes big cheesy smile*

MK: Speaking of falling in love, if you had a daughter and she fell in love when she was sixteen, what would you say or do?

RS: *hands form fists* I, ah, I’m kinda protective… *nods* Yeah, I don’t like the idea of her getting her heart broken, but isn’t that what happens when you fall in love at sixteen? I guess what I’d do is patiently wait to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and tell her he wasn’t worth her. Yeah, I know that sounds cliché. But it’s the truth. Nobody’s worthy of my baby girl. And then I’d lock Matt in his room to keep him from beating the crap out of the kid.

MK: You love Matt, huh?

RS: *sports a duh! expression*

MK: What if you had to choose between Matt and baseball.

RS: No contest. Matt. *shakes his head* You had to know that one.

MK: I did. Truth is, so did the person who asked, but I wanted to put it out there anyway.

RS: *rolls his eyes*

MK: Next question: What is the best piece of advice you would give Shayne’s son?

RS: Our son.

MK: *smiles* I knew you’d correct that. What’s the best piece of advice you could give Matt?

RS: To follow his heart. That doesn’t always mean happy-happy-joy-joy, but regret is damn hard to live with. Be honorable. Tell the truth. And love with everything you are.

MK: Your family’s very lucky to have you.

RS: I’m the lucky one, Morgan. But you already knew that, too.

MK: Yeah, I did.

Matt: Come on, Da-…Oh, hey, Morgan. We were gonna grab a burger. Wanna join us?

MK: Yeah, can I bring…

Matt: No way, you need to leave your notebook in the car. Hurry. I’m starving clear to death. *races out of the room, slaps the door jamb*

RS: We’d better hurry before he starts eating the upholstery. 

LUCKY 13 is currently available 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday (11/18) ~ LUCKY 13

Today's Six comes 
from my brand new release, 
(Deadlines & Diamonds, #4).

In this section, Shayne Xavier pushes 
Enrique Santiago a little too far.

Ricky’s lips brushed her ear. “And it’s a damn good thing he’s here at all, because you makin’ little noises, teasin’ me like you are, he’s the only thing keepin’ me from pushin’ up against the backstop and kissin’ the holy hell out of you.”
Instead of a warning, his words sent a shot of disappointment through her. She dropped her arm, the bat coming to rest next to her leg.
     “You know, you make me want to do very bad things.” She shook her head.  
 LUCKY 13 is currently available via Kindle, Nook, other Ebook and in Paperback.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Guest Post: How Ryan met Morgan Kearns

I gotta thank Ryan for agreeing to do this. Yesterday, we learned how I met him. This is how he met me in his own words...

I pose for a lot of pictures with a lot of different people. I could tell right away that Morgan and Siobhan were going to be fun.

They were really, really cool, but I could tell Morgan was a little reserved because she wouldn’t touch my butt in the pictures. So we stuck her behind the wall.

After the pictures were taken we talked for a long time. Honestly, it’s probably the longest conversation I’ve had with a customer.

When Morgan asked if I wanted to be on her book cover, I thought, Yeah, yeah, she’s so full of shit.

She kept talking and I kept thinking, What the hell? What’s a romance novel cover? Like a porn book? Like Fabio?

Yeah, my hair’s not long enough. I couldn’t get the thought of 90’s rock stars out of my head. I got a Mohawk and tattoos.

But then she took out her phone and showed me some of her other book covers. Okay, I could do that.

When I gave her my number, I thought two things. One: This’d be really cool, but we’ll see. And two: Hopefully this lady’s not crazy. At least she has a family.

Everything turned out pretty good.

I’m on the cover of Lucky 13 and Morgan’s just crazy enough to be awesome.