Sunday, July 22, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday (7/22) ~ Out of Left Field

Welcome back, Sixers!

Today's Six once again come from my brand new release
(Deadlines & Diamonds, #3)

In this segment, Team Doc, Frankie Holden is confronting 
Matthias Xavier about his shoulder.

“I can’t fix stupid.”
He was about ready to tell her where she could stick her attitude when she sighed.
“I am here to help you, Xavier. If you have an issue with your shoulder, you know as well as I do it needs to be addressed. But if you’re too stupid to admit it, then I guess there’s nothing I can do about it.”
“Like I said, I’m fine.” 

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Friday, July 20, 2012


(Deadlines & Diamonds #3)
was named as 
the Indie Book of the Day Award winner 
20th July 2012.

I'm really excited by the honor!

Please check it out on Indie Book of the Day.  

Monday, July 16, 2012

Celebrating Sexy Seventeen

It's July 17th and I'm feeling like a PARTY! 

This celebration is chock FULL of great 17's! 


Did you know...

Seventeen is the least random number?

The band Smashing Pumpkins has a song that is 17 seconds long. It has no vocals, but comes with a poem which, when read at a standard speed will finish at the end of the song?

The fear of the number 17 is called 'heptadecaphobia' or 'heptakaidekaphobia'?

The middle verse in the New Testament is Acts 17:17?

How about...

King Tutankhamen was wrapped in 17 cloths?   

Sjutton (17) is also a swear word in Swedish. It's used in phrases like Sjutton ocks! (Blast it!) or Fy sjutton! (Disgusting!)?

There are 17 stars circling the flying eagle on the gold US one dollar coin?  

Seventeen bones make up the human spinal column; 12 thoracic and 5 lumbar?

17 of the 20 largest hotels in the world are located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Some tidbits from the world of baseball about the number 17:


Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean wore 17 when he pitched for the Saint Louis Cardinals from 1930-1937. His 17 jersey number was the first 17 retired by a MLB team.

There have only been 17 perfect games thrown in baseball history, making it one of the rarest accomplishments in the game.

The shape of home plate changed from a twelve-inch square to a five-sided figure seventeen inches wide.

OUT OF LEFT FIELD's Matthias Xavier 
also wears 17 between his shoulder blades.

Excerpt: Prayers did come true apparently. Xavier stood in left field, praying the ball wouldn’t come his way. Top of the ninth and the thing had avoided him like he had the plague or some shit. 
Even better, there was an out. Two more and he could be done acting like he was a-okay.The runner on third led off.The crack of the bat made X’s blood curdle. 
The bastard runner tagged up on third and headed home.   
Instinct took over. Xavier eyed the ball coming directly at him. He watched it fall from the sky like manna from heaven to land with a solid thump in his glove. Without thought, he cocked his arm back and sent the ball on a one-way ticket home.
His shoulder hollered.
So did he.

Can you believe there are only 317 days until Arizona Dreamin' 2013, 
Arizona's ONLY Romance Reader Event? 
Early bird ticket prices expire on July 31st, 2012. 

It takes 17 muscles to produce a smile.

Seventeen is oh, so, super sexy because... 
today, July 17th, a "few" years ago 
I was born. 

I am Morgan Kearns
bestselling author of 
contemporary romance, 
starring sexy baseball players. 

Thank you so much for celebrating 
my birthday with me!

I'm offering 17 gifts to 17 lucky people! Enter below...


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday (7/15) ~ Out of Left Field

Welcome back, Sixers!

Today's Six comes from my newest release 
(Deadlines & Diamonds, #3)

Baseball MVP, Matthias Xavier has an injured shoulder 
and seems to think hiding it is the best solution. 
Team Doc, Frankie Holden confronts him.

“A little bird mentioned you might need to talk to me.”

“Did this damn big stool pigeon look anything like Pierce?”

She rolled her eyes. “He only mentioned your shoulder might be bothering you. Is it?”

“I’m fine.”
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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday (7/8) ~ Out of Left Field

Welcome Sixers! 
Today's Six comes from my brand new release
(Deadlines & Diamonds, #3)

These are the very first six sentences of the novel...
Snap, crackle, pop.
Matthias Xavier enjoyed that particular combination of sound when it came from a cereal bowl, but coming from his shoulder … not so much.
He ground his teeth, closed his eyes, and pushed the weight bar toward the sky. Focusing on the burn in his pecs, he relished the subtle pain telling him the exercise accomplished something. The pain in his shoulder accomplished nothing, except an assload of ache he’d sure as hell pay for tonight.
He knew he wouldn’t be able to hide his weakness for much longer, but exposing himself meant … well, exposing himself. 

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Arizona Dreamin' 2012 (30 days later)....

In the weeks leading up to 
I kept telling myself  
Just get through June 3rd and 
life will slow down.

HA! So much for that mantra! 

It seems life since June 4th
has been even crazier!

Although I've made progress on my next book and kept from strangling my kids
(the latter is truly the greater accomplishment) I've failed to post my  
WooHoo! Arizona Dreamin' totally ROCKED! post. 

So here goes:

Arizona Dreamin' 2012 started for me on Thursday afternoon when I showed up at Kris Tualla's house. Have I mentioned I love Kris? We're kindred spirits and sometimes it seems we share the same brain. (Yes, it's strong enough to handle both us using it at the same time.)

Me & JP

We took a quick trip to the store where we ran into handsome devil and Man of Our Dreams Contestant, JP.

When we got back home we loaded everything that wouldn't melt into the cars. Not an easy feat. 

Friday morning started early with breakfast and a trip to the bank. As we're driving along, Kris' phone rings. She answers. "Yes. Uh-huh. We'll be there in five minutes."

Uh...hello! I raise my hand. There's only one passenger seat. Guess where I got to sit...

Luckily, it wasn't a long drive back to Kris' where we put MORE stuff into the back of her van (and filled my car to the roof).

After arriving at the hotel and going through the madness of checking in (having a LOT of rooms will do that), we started to set up. Wonderful volunteers helped stuff all the goodie bags!

Aren't they cute?

Sorry, no pics of the volunteers, since I had the really tough chore of making the airport run to pick up mega hottie Ryan Diaz.

Yes, my life is hard!

Friday night we had a wine party (Cowboy style). 
Total blast there! 
I got to pose for pix with some of my favorite people in the world.  
Me & Ryan Diaz

Me, Ryan Diaz & Deena Remiel

Me & Shannon Reads

Saturday morning started early. My eyes popped open at 4am and that was that!  

Registration started at 10am.

Again, a HUGE thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who helped make the process a smooth one!

Our Author Speed Meet started at noon. 

One hour of meeting with readers and having the opportunity to tell them about me and my books. 

Loved it! 

I gotta admit the very best part of dinner wasn't the food. 

This year Arizona Dreamin' introduced 

Imagine four drool-worthy guys 
with super sexy personalities. *thud*


 And the winner is.....

Caylee Preston, Me, Beverly Preston & Robin Duff

Thanks to all my girls who chose 
to sit with me during dinner! 
I *heart* You!

Me, Jamallah Bergman & Judy Taysom

Me & Rhonda Perkins-Helton

Book Clubs finished out the goodness of Saturday night! 

I love talking about my books and my process with readers.

The questions aren't always easy to answer, but I'm grateful for readers 
who have depth. 

You're the best! 

Bottom line: Arizona Dreamin' 2012 totally ROCKED! 

Thank you to all of my wonderful author friends, especially those I get to rub shoulders with on the committee. And THANK YOU to everyone who has ever read a Morgan Kearns novel!

I canNOT wait for Arizona Dreamin' 2013
Plans are in the works and TICKETS ARE ALREADY AVAILABLE
I hope you'll all join us May 31st - June 1st, 2013. 
Watch our Facebook page for updates.