Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Those are my little buddies - Jack and Jenny.  I was in Texas earlier this month on my favorite ranch - the Silver Spur Guest Ranch in Bandera.  What a great time we had relaxing and riding and just hanging out.  There's nothing better than riding horses in the Hill Country to refresh my soul.  It was in the high 80's and since back here in New York winter is closing in quick - I enjoyed every second of being in capris and flipflops for a few more days.

One thing I truly love about the Silver Spur is that the cell service is spotty in fact I can't get a signal at all unless I'm up by the main entrance on the road a good 1/4 mile from the main lodge.  Its nice sometimes to shut out the world.  I warned the ranch manager that I just may show up some day hiding from my real life.  Seriously, though everyone should have a place where they can escape and completely relax.  I hope you have somewhere like the Silver Spur in your world.

But if you don't, I hear rumors that The Wild Rose Press is having its annual retreat there next October.  Maybe I'll see you there.


Monday, October 03, 2011

As the sun sets over this summer, I can't help but think all in all it was a pretty good one.  Although it started off rainy and cold once Memorial Day hit - everything was blue skies and sunshine.  My family had an awesome time at our place on the lake, tubing, water skiing, jet skiing, just an all around fantastic time.

October in Upstate NY means a couple things to me; cooler nights, gorgeous colors, and apples.  We are blessed to live surrounded by apple orchards and I have always spent this time of year making huge batches of applesauce and freezing it to enjoy all year.  Last night was the first of the apple desserts - apple crisp with vanilla icecream - yum yum.

Tomorrow I'm off  to the home in my heart - San Antonio, Texas.  Spending a few days riding on our favorite ranch - the Silver Spur Guest Ranch in Bandera, Texas (shameless plug!) - before spending a couple days in San Antonio with friends and the SARA chapter of RWA.

I wish I could say I'm hard at work on another story but the writing bug seems to have disappeared.  I'm hoping to find my muse again while I'm relaxing under the stars of Texas.

Have a great fall!  

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Summertime on the lake!  Can't beat it.  Have to admit our latest toy in our house has been a blast.  Its a gorgeous summer here in Upstate NY and all of us, my husband and my sons and I are all enjoying every minute of it.That's my son's girlfriend riding with me - we're trying to keep her mind off the fact that our Marine has been gone for two weeks now - but no worries - this is a short deployment he'll be home early August.

Had a great review on my latest short story - The Chauffeur Wore An Evening Gown and I'm hard at work at another one that I hope to get out in early 2012.


Between our place on Lake Ontario and my gardens at home, inspiration is everywhere.  I sincerely hope you are finding something to write about in every day life.  For me, somehow I think my next heroine is going to own a jetski!

Happy summer - Roni

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


A new review is out for The Cowboy Duet and is wonderful!  Nothing feeds a writer's soul than a good review.
I hope you enjoy it and take some time to read the fourth in the Double B series available now in eBook and print.  Enjoy!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Take a chance on me and win a Kindle at the same time.  Visit www.digibookscafe.com for all the details.

My latest release - The Chauffeur Wore an Evening Gown is available for sale as well as the four Double B series books - To Tame A Cowgirl, The Cowboy Comes Home, Trouble in Texas and the latest - The Cowboy's Duet.  All hot summer reads available now from DigiBooksCafe.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Summer has finally arrived!  The temperatures soared this week in Upstate NY and my family is finally settling in at our place on Lake Ontario.  Although this photo is from last summer, it won't be long before  my husband and sons will have our ski boat out and running for another season of tubing, waterskiing, and just riding up and down the lake.

Scott and I met 28 years ago next month (July, 83) pretty much on the water - so our mutual love for the water and boats has been in place since we met.  We've passed that onto our sons and our entire family has already made some amazing memories.

As a writer, I find inspiration comes much easier in the summer.  Waking up on the lake, sitting on our deck having coffee and hearing the waves crash the beach feeds my writer's soul.  I work hard all winter, actually spring, fall and winter but in the summer I give myself permission to slow down and savor the short season and just indulge myself in what I truly love - being with my husband and kids, being on the lake, and soaking up some sun.  I hope you too can find some time to slow down this summer and do what you love best.

Happy writing.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Website down.  If anyone goes to my website (http://www.roniadams.com/) right now you'll note its a mess.  Sorry about that!  I switched providers and thought everything would transfer - my mistake.  lol.

If any of you are looking for the answer to the hint from the contest - its "Beauty and the Geek". 

I will have the website fixed tonight, sorry!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

 I was invited to kick off "The Millionare's Club" series in the Champagne Rose Line for www.thewildrosepress.com and I couldn't think of a more fun story than this one. When Erin has to pitch hit for her brother and climb behind the wheel of JR Stone's limo to drive him and his date to the Governor's Ball, she has no clue how crazy her night will get.  

Josh Stone isn't annoyed at being dumped by his girlfriend just at her timing.  When he finds himself on the way to the biggest night of his life without a date he somehow convinces his chauffeur to slip into an evening gown and onto  his arm. 

They fooled everyone into thinking they were an item, but once they kiss there's no joking about the chemistry that zings between them.  Can a blue collar girl really appeal to this multimillionaire or is Josh playing her for the fool?  

This hot sassy read is just under 30,000 words so its a fun quick read for your summer line-up.  I hope you enjoy it.  Releasing June 22, 2011.   

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Finally - seems a long time for this one for some reason but The Cowboy's Duet has been released in print at www.thewildrosepress.com and will be out electronically on May 13.

I let a good friend read it as soon as I got my final galleys and she loved it. Always makes my confidence soar when someone who I know will be honest with me sends me good remarks. Here's her wonderful email note to me:

"I just finished the Cowboy Duet. As usual you have outdone yourself. I loved it. Beth and Tyler’s is still my favorite, but maybe I am just partial to them. But this one was just as good. I love the chemistry between Susan and Teddy. You can feel the attraction come right off the pages as you read. Never a dull moment either. You keep everything moving and keep your readers captivated and wanting more. I love the soft side of Teddy that you brought out in the book. Not at all what I had expected from him. I wish I was a Sampson girl living on the Ranch along with the Westons."
I can't wait for all of you to read it as well. Happy spring.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Here's an excerpt from "The Cowboy Duet" coming out in March, 2011 from www.thewildrosepress.com

Susan stared at Teddy. His fear was really ridiculous. How many deaths happened each year in elevators? Any? She certainly never heard of any. Watching his discomfort grow as the minutes ticked on, she began to feel bad. She’d done it again; gotten him into another mess with her dumb ideas. Knowing the reputation of this old elevator, she shouldn’t have taken a chance. But now, how to get out of it? Or at least get through it until the security guard woke up from his nap and realized the elevator was stuck.

Should she start singing? Chewing her bottom lip, she immediately dismissed that idea; it wasn’t enough. Times like this called for drastic measures.

Her gaze raked him from his boots to his dark brown hair. He was still the sexiest man she’d ever known. Just staring at those muscular thighs through the denim was enough to make her pulse race.

A weird idea began to gel in her brain and her tummy fluttered with the thought. No, she couldn’t do that—could she? Would he even let her?

His evident agitation pushed her to realize she had no choice. She got him into this so she had to do whatever it took to help him get through, even if her own pride suffered. Besides, it wasn’t as if distracting him in the way she was thinking was going to be a hardship.

Before she could talk herself out it, she tipped her head and looked at him. Making her voice husky and low she asked, “You know what I’ve always wondered.”

Teddy didn’t pay any attention or even indicate he’d heard her.

Susan swallowed hard and pushed forward. “I’ve often wondered if all those stories I’ve heard about you are true.”

He turned his head and pinned her with a glare that made all her confidence completely disappear. “What stories?”

Drawing on every bit of her acting abilities yet again, she thrust herself into the role. “The stories that say you’re the best kisser in all of Texas, maybe even the entire Southwest.”

He grunted. “I can’t help it if women kiss and tell.”

She could only hope the tilt of his lips was a slight grin. “I don’t really believe it to be honest.”

He shrugged. “Whatever.”

“Doesn’t it bother you that I doubt it?”

“Not especially. Your opinion stopped mattering to me a long time ago.”

Ouch. That stung. She swallowed back the lump that rose in her throat at his harsh words. “You’re never going to forgive me for that are you?”

“Nope.” He went back to staring at the numbers.

“You know, I’ve kissed a lot of leading men on Broadway and in Hollywood. I’m a pretty good judge of a man’s kissing abilities.”

Tipping his head to the side, he regarded her. “Are you trying to make me prove I can kiss better than some pretty-boy actor?”

“I’m just saying that I can tell a good kisser from a bad one. I could give you my honest opinion.”

“You want to be kissed that bad do you?”

Monday, January 03, 2011

Are the holidays finally over? I feel like we've been on a whirlwind since Thanksgiving. One fun event is my latest short story came out and even more exciting is the reviews. Glowing! Absolutely phenomenal. There's nothing like a bunch of good reviews to stroke the ego of every author. No matter how many times we might say "reviews don't matter" believe me, deep down inside, they sure do.

Check out the latest one from Seriously Reviewed:

or this one from the romance reviews:

I know the holidays are over, but I hope you'll find some time to curl up with this story that takes place between December 26 and ends on New Year's eve.

Next up I'm working hard on my edits to The Cowboy Duet and hoping to have it out sometime this spring.

I wish all of you the happiest of new years!