Thursday, August 21, 2014

How many of you have seen Ferris Bueller’s Day Off?

How many of you have seen Ferris Bueller’s Day Off?

Some things are simply hysterical in a movie…but in real life, not so much.

Remember the Ferrari? Remember the joy ride?


Yesterday my DH took his car, that may not be a Ferrari, but the SRT Jeep Grand Cherokee is his baby and although he and I haven’t had a race yet, I know he can give my BMW M6 a good run for the money…but I digress. *Ignore my run-on sentences…I’m ranting*

Yesterday my DH took his car in for an oil change. His car is new, so he skipped Jiffy Lube and took it to the dealer where he bought it. It’s in downtown LA close enough to walk to the USC Campus… Anyway, he asked them to do the oil change and check a code that was coming up on the computer.

He tackled traffic driving into the city…if you’ve ever been to LA you know this sucks like a blow fish with teeth…but anyway, he takes the car in…they tell him it’s going to be a couple of hours. The DH leaves, takes a walk…gets a load of the parents dropping their babies off at the USC Campus…eats lunch…yadda, yadda. 

He calls the dealership after noon. “Is my car ready?”
To which they reply, “The oil is done, but we need to check the code, and they guy who was working on it went to lunch so it’s going to be a little longer.”

Fine…tick tock…yadda, yadda…

My DH walks back into the dealership at 3PM. The car has been there for over 5 hours.
The guy who was working on his car is still out to lunch.
My DH starts to get that prickly feeling on the back of his neck…you know, the one that makes you ask… “Where’s my car?”

The clerk… *blink, blink*

My husband pushes past the clerk into the garage. “You can’t go back there!”

My husband’s SRT is NOT in the garage. “Where is my car?”

Clerk… *Blink, blink*

The DH starts yelling… not five minutes go by and here drives in his car. THREE guys jump out. The man in charge of the service department is driving.

My husband is livid. “What the hell are you doing driving my car?”
The manager of service dept says, “We had to go to lunch!”

Holy Fuck…he did not just say that!  But yes, he did…and there’s more. They were gone for 3 hours and come to find out…they NEVER did the oil change… they NEVER even looked at the code report to determine why the code error was showing up.

They went for a flippin’ joy ride in downtown LA… “Went to lunch.”

So, dear readers listening to my rant, do you hand your keys over to the guy at Jiffy Lube and say, “Take her for a spin, go to lunch, tell me how she drives?”

I haven’t calmed down long enough to even START bitching to the right people. Except the managers were the one driving the car. So where do I go? Better Business Borough? Dodge? Jeep? SRT?  


Thursday, August 14, 2014

How well does the Bybee street team know their favorite author?

Here is a fun video of me answering questions about my own books, and my street team guessing my answers. This was put together by the fab folks over at Amazon, Kindle Love Stories! Big shout out to them and all my readers who participated!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

*Tossing Confetti* Release day for Taken by Tuesday

It's time to celebrate the journey to happily-ever-after with Rick and Judy. These two have a chemical reaction to each other that defies why not let these two have a good time?

He’ll do anything to keep her safe…for the rest of their lives.

Judy Gardner: College graduate Judy stands ready to conquer the world…if she can get a job. Hoping to transition from aspiring architect to famous architect as quickly as possible, the dark-haired beauty moves to LA, staying in the home of her celebrity brother, Michael Wolfe. But it’s hard for Judy to focus on work when the sexy bodyguard she fell for last summer keeps showing up in her life and leaving her breathless.

Rick Evans: With his hard body, green eyes, and easy smile, Rick could have any woman he wants. But the Marine-turned-bodyguard only has eyes for Judy and her spitfire attitude. When a faceless villain attacks Judy, Rick will stop at nothing to protect the woman who opened his heart from the monster hunting her.

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I'll be on a two week blog tour. The schedule is HERE.  I look forward to reading your reviews and comments. As always, thanks for taking time out of your busy lives to read my books.

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Single by Saturday, August HEA Book Club Choice!

Last month, we received some excellent news... Harlequin Junkie is featuring Single by Saturday as their August book club choice!

The HEA book club reads Contemporary romances and Chick-lit. They take the month to read the book and then live CHAT with the author. Catherine will be doing this August 28th. Montlake, Catherine's publisher, will be giving away prizes for those who attend the live chat.

The HEA book club LIVE Chats are scheduled for the last Thursday of every month @ 6:00 PM (PT) 9:00 PM (ET).

Even better, Single by Saturday is on SELL  for $1.99 all month long (This goes for the first three bride books, too!)! So if you haven't read Single by Saturday, yet, now is an excellent time to do so, and even gift it to a friend you can bring to the chat!

Click HERE to sign up!

On sale for $1.99 all month long!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Novel Engagement: A Book App for Romance Readers!

Readers, you are going to want to check this out! Read below for a short description of RWA's new app, designed especially for you!

Finding a romance novel to read is easier than ever with the Novel Engagement™ app. Novel Engagement is a book discovery app, focused exclusively on romance novels, that helps readers discover new romance novels and connect with authors.

Get the app today!