Dinner with Author James Bradley

Okay fine, it wasn’t quaint seating for two. BUT there was food and the New York Times Bestselling Author, James Bradley. AND I wore heels! As a stay at home mother/full time writer I spend my days (early mornings and nights included) talking to little/imaginary people. They don’t care what I wear. So, athleasure (as my husband calls it) it is. At least at some point in the day I will actually work out.


Back on track — the dinner and distinguished speaker.

Some author are exceptional writers, but get them at the front of a room and prepare to snooze. James Bradley stepped up to the podium, yanked people’s attention from dessert, and held it in his able grip for forty five minutes.


James began his journey to authorship looking into his father’s past. You may not know John Bradley by name, but you know his heroics. He is the first soldier on the left side of the American flag, raising it atop Iwo Jima.


Listening to James Bradley tell the tails of these men’s heroism among great tragedy and horror stirred the crowd. Tears and pride flowed for our great soldiers past, present, and future. He also spoke of peace and our need as a society to promote understanding between cultures. Here! Here! Mr. Bradley.

If you have a minute, check out his website and the James Bradley Peace Foundation. He wrote Flags of Our Fathers, Flyboys, and The Imperial Cruise.

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This weekend I got absolutely blissed-out (overwhelmed by a sense of happiness) with a scenic view, sunshine, my story, and friends. Take a look…




Oh yeah, there was wine too.

I was lucky enough to be locked inside a house with eleven other authors for a weekend. We laughed. We worked. We ate. We watched the sun turn the sky into a marble of yellow and red. And maybe, we drank a little.

Here I sit, Monday with a newly completed manuscript and the lingering haze of euphoria. There’s not a one of us who wouldn’t rewind the clock and do it all over again. Until next year, DSRA Retreat!

I’m curious…what gets you totally blessed-out?

Texas Twist by Cynthia D’Alba

Heads up gang! My fellow Diamond Doll has another book in her Texas Montgomery Mavericks Series releasing today. Check out the deets—okay seriously, I’m not one who says deet—details, check out the details below.


Texas Twist

Texas Montgomery Mavericks

By: Cynthia D’Alba

Samhain Publishing


Texas Montgomery Mavericks, Book 4

Real bad boys can grow up to be real good men.

Hit hard by the death of her parents, Paige Ryan needs to figure out what to do with her life. She moves to Whispering Springs, Texas, to be near her step-brother. But just as she starts to get her life on track, the last man she ever wanted to see again sends it right back off the rails.

Cash Montgomery was on the cusp of having it all. Three bull riding titles, fame, fortune and respect from his family. Until a bad bull leaves him injured, angry and searching for comfort at the bottom of a bottle. With nowhere to go, he moves into his sister-in-law’s old ranch house in Whispering Springs—which he’s surprised to find already occupied.

As Cash rebuilds the dilapidated home and Paige starts out on her medical career, their old friendship begins to reemerge and sparks are ignited. Paige knows that Cash is nothing but a heartache waiting to happen. But maybe this bad boy has grown up to be a real good man?

Warning: Watch out for falling lumber, falling in holes, and falling for the wrong guy…again. You can leave your hard hat on.


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 Author Info

Cynthia D’Alba started writing on a challenge from her husband in 2006 and discovered having imaginary sex with lots of hunky men was fun. Her first book, Texas Two Step, released in 2012 to outstanding reviews and was a Samhain Publishing best seller. The second book in the Texas Montgomery Mavericks series, Texas Tango, was released by Samhain Publishing in November 2013. Texas Twist, a novella in the Texas Montgomery Series releases TODAY by Samhain Publishing.

She has stories in two anthologies released last year…Smoking Hot Firemen (“Something’s Burning”) and the Mammoth Book of Medical Romance (“Wake Me When It’s Over”). She’ll have a story in Cowboy Heat (“Back Stage Pass”) coming in 2014.

Cynthia holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing, a master’s degree in business administration, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, and a doctorate in higher education administration. She loves to chat online with friends and fans. You can find her most days at www.cynthiadalba.com  orwww.everybodyneedsalittleromance.com.

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