Monthly Archives: July 2019



Glacier Bay – Alaska

Photo A Day Challenge: Boats…

The ferry Islander, my favorite boat of all time.

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Even though not sleek or graceful, for 57 years the Islander brought her own special beauty to the waters surrounding Martha’s Vineyard. The Islander will continue to exist through paintings, photographs and in the memories of those who loved her.

The beloved work horse of a ferry, the Islander plied the waters between Woods Hole and Martha’s Vineyard for 57 years before retiring in the winter of 2007. There was just something about this tub of a boat that endeared her to all who sailed on her… she wasn’t a great beauty there was something regal about her.




Photo A Day Challenge: Infinite…




This puzzle with take-offs on book titles was really fun.


Photo A Day Challenge: Silhouette…



Photo A Day Challenge: Flowers…

Flowers at ‘Among the Flowers’on Martha’s Vineyard.

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My entry for lion has to be Fortitude and Patience, the lions that stand guard at the New York Public Library’s main branch since its official dedication in 1911..


(CLICK HERE to read more about Fortitude and Patience)


Book Review: Applied Electromagnetism

Out Today!

I was lucky enough to receive an Advance Reader Copy of this book, and I am so excited to tell you about it. Between The Bride Test and this book, I was in such a reading slump. I just couldn’t get into anything. I read books, but almost everything I picked had at least one part where the prose was thick as knotted tall grass, and it was like the author (and the editors) didn’t realize how much it was slowing down the action. I don’t mind high knees when I’m working out, while I’m reading, I want it to be easy as strolling through a park on a warm spring day.

I was not disappointed at all.

I’ve ready Nix’s other books. She’s one of my favorite indie authors, and this book did not fail to deliver. The chemistry between Adam and Olivia is off the charts. Their connection is so genuine that I wasn’t even disappointed when all the naughty stuff happened behind closed doors–and I usually prefer my books steamy. Nix finds just the right mix of heat and momentum. The reader is carried right along with Olivia and Adam on their journey to accepting one another without skirting around their physical desire for one another. It’s a beautiful balance.

Five Stars

A business trip with the office hottie turns into the road trip from hell.

Adam Cortinas may be gorgeous, but he’s made it clear he can’t stand Olivia—and the
feeling is one hundred percent mutual. Too bad, because in order to bring the company’s new power plant online, they’re stuck with each other for the next week. When their travel plans go horribly awry, Olivia finds herself stranded in the middle of nowhere with Adam, AKA the bane of her existence. 

He’s in her space and in her head. All the forced proximity is driving Olivia insane.

That’s the only explanation for these FEELINGS she’s suddenly having. 
But it doesn’t change anything. They still hate each other.


Applied Electromagnetism is the fourth full-length novel in a series of standalone rom-coms about women in STEM, and the follow-up to 2019 RITA Award Finalist Advanced Physical Chemistry. Each book in the series features a new couple with their own HEA and can be read in any order.

Grab Your Copy: Applied Electromagnetism (Chemistry Lessons Book 4)