Happy Thanksgiving and Beyond the Rules is on sale!

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Hello there,

I know we are all super busy with the Thanksgiving holiday, but I just had to let you know. For the first time ever, my award winning erotic romance, Beyond the Rules, is on sale for 99 cents, but only this week. If you haven’t read this sizzling ménage that won the 2018 Independent Publisher’s Silver Award, now is the perfect time. But hurry, sale ends November 26.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Available on: Kindle | Nook | Kobo

To the Edge is now available in Italian

To the Edge in Italian

I’m pleased to announce that my erotic romance, To the Edge, has been released in Italian. Following on the heels of Alle Sue Condizione, Oltre il Limite is now available from Harlequin. I love this sexy, sultry cover. Don’t you? A special thanks and a warm welcome to my amazing Italian readers.

Sono così felice di annunciare che la mia storia d'amore erotica, Oltre il Limite, è stata pubblicata in italiano. Sulla scia di Alle Sue Condizioni, Oltre il Limite è ora disponibile da Harlequin. Adoro questa copertina sexy e sensuale. Non è vero? Un ringraziamento speciale e un caloroso benvenuto ai miei fantastici lettori italiani.



Beyond The Rules & the Independent Publishers Awards

IPPY Beyond The Rules

I don’t write to win awards. I write to delight my readers. But I have to admit, I’m very proud that Beyond The Rules won the National Silver IPPY. Why? Because the IPPY is a very special award. It seeks to recognize authors and publishers who take chances and break new ground. And that’s exactly what I try to do with each of my books. Hot, sizzling, explicit and daring plus a sprinkle of writing excellence? Explosive erotic romance.

Yep. That’s what I’m going for. :)



Independent Publisher Book Awards Press Release

For Immediate Release: IPPY Award Winners Announced for 2018:

The medalists in the 22nd Annual Independent Publisher Book Awards have been announced, and they represent a snapshot of America today: a melting-pot of colorful, vibrant immigrant voices and cultural influences. Independent publishing has long been known for its dedication to diversity and gender equality, and this year’s IPPY winners prove that out, with over 60% female authorship among the winners.

Launched in 1996 and conducted each year to honor the year’s best independently published books, the IPPY Awards recognize merit in a broad range of subjects and reward authors and publishers who take chances and break new ground. Small presses, university presses, and self-publishing services give experimental and entrepreneurial authors a platform to share their stories, impart wisdom, and speak out against ignorance and prejudice.

IPPY medal-winning books will be celebrated on May 29th during the annual BookExpo publishing convention in New York.

For more: http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=2302

Beyond The Rules Wins Independent Publisher’s Book Awards Silver!

OMG!!!! Beyond The Rules, my latest erotic romance, just won the IPPY silver medal in erotica! 😍 I’m soooo thrilled! How amazing is that?


Congratulations and sincere thanks to the independent authors and publishers who participated in our 22nd annual, 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards contest. Here are the gold, silver and bronze…
So exciting! I’m doing the happy dance.
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Beyond the Rules-kindle

Happy Holidays!

Hello everybody,

I’ll be on break until January 10, but before I go, I’d like to wish you a joyous holiday and a fantastic 2018. Those of you who subscribe to my newsletter got your present early. Hint, hint, you are missing out if you haven’t subscribed here. But don’t worry. Below is another little gift I want to share, from me to you, with much love.


Anna’s Easy, Bubbly, Sexy Sangria

 Sexy sangria

 In our home, the holidays are all about family, about coming together to celebrate our blessings and have fun. We’re a global bunch and people travel from all over to gather at our house. There are lots of laughter and an excess of delicious foods. But the star of the evening is my Mom’s sangria.


1 bottle of your favorite red wine

2 oranges

2 apples

1 lemon

1 tablespoon of sugar

1/2 a liter of Sprite or Seven Up


Begin with a bottle of wine. I prefer a Cabernet Sauvignon, but you can choose your favorite red. Hint: The wine doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive, just full-bodied and delicious.

Next, slice oranges into thin wheels and cut up a couple of tart apples into small, square pieces. I use a red and a green apple to add variety to the flavors. Set the oranges aside and marinate the apples in a half a cup of wine. You can prepare the fruit early and keep it fresh and cold in the refrigerator.

When you are ready to serve, pour the reminder of the wine into your favorite festive pitcher and add two cups of cold Sprite or Seven Up. Hint: You can adjust the alcohol level by playing with the wine to fizz ratio. Testing this ratio is half the fun. :)

Add a half tablespoon of sugar and mix well. Taste. Add more sugar if you like your cocktails sweet. Reduce the sugar amount by half if you’re like me and prefer less sweetness in your sangria.

Add orange slices and marinated apples. Add a few squirts of fresh lemon. Serve over ice if you like your cocktails fizzy and cold like I do. Make sure everyone gets apples and oranges in their glass. Garnish with orange wheels.

Special Additions:

Lots of love.

Your family crowding the kitchen.

Your honey nearby.

Tons of laughter.

 Happy holidays!

Happy holidays