Cocoa Please...

This week I plan on sitting back and reading. No writing, no editing, just reading. This week I feature all the books I've read since opening the Boudoir and give a hearty thank you to those who've read along and cheered me on.


July  to  December

July:               "Marrying Winterbourne"  by  Lisa Kleypas
August:          "Everything You Want Me to Be"  by  Mindy Mejia
                       "Lost and Found Sisters"  by  Jill Shavis
   "Salvation"  by  Lea Kirk
September:    "Almost Heaven"  by  Judith McNaught
                       "Gentle Rogue"  by  Johanna Lindsey
                       "To Love A Scandalous Duke"  by  Liana De La Rosa
October:         "Sun Storm"  by  Marlow Kelly
                        "Kiss Me At Last"  by  Holly Cortelyou
December:      "The Bad Luck Bride"  by  Janna MacGregor
                        "The Bride Who Got Lucky"  by  Janna MacGregor
                        "The Wily Witness"  by  Marlow Kelly

It's been a wonderful year! I've met some new friends and found some new authors. This year's lingerie has featured Victoria's Secret; AdoreMe; and Old Navy. I can't wait to see what the New Year has in store. I'm always looking for nice boutiques and would love to feature some local vendors. Among the lingerie M2 Vinter Inc. donated a lovely bottle of wine for Liana De La Rosa's debut book.

Gifted   by  Melodie
this weeks PJ's

This weeks jammies are a gift from my sister. Oh how she knows me so well. The Llama pj's hail from Old Navy and the great box framed picture is from my husband. 

It's been lovely sharing this with you. Enjoy the gallery of pics from this year and have a Happy Holiday.

Cold Feet, Warm Heart...

Marlow Kelly has some memorable lines in this thriller/mystery romance. The one that hooked me even before I opened it:

*** He rolled his eyes. "Where are my manners? The next time someone's trying to kill you, I'll just politely as if you'd like to get in my truck. Do you want me to curtsey while I'm at it?" ***

I do love some good banter!


10/12  To  10/25

"Sun Storm" by: Marlow Kelly


Dr. Marie Wilson is a scientist on the verge of a breakthrough. She has come to Montana on the eve of a blizzard to prove her small, portable solar panel can generate electricity even in the harshest environment. But when four men invade her remote cabin with plans to kill her, she knows she’s in trouble.

Ex-Special Forces soldier, David Quinn, has had enough of danger and death. All he wants is to be left alone on his Montana acreage to pursue his dream of being a beekeeper. But when his old mentor convinces him to help retrieve a stolen solar panel, he thinks it will be a simple job. But the moment he sets eyes on Marie, he knows their assignment is all kinds of wrong.

Can a cynical soldier and a naive scientist learn about love and trust in order to survive? 

Lingerie by: Book Boyfriend                Regency Phrase: Cock-Sure = Proud and confident
Socks from: Sock Shop

Who doesn't love a boyfriend shirt to wear while lounging or sipping a nice glass of wine? Or to sleep in? This shirt has been around almost as long as my real life book boyfriend. I haven't a clue where he purchased it. I only know that he hasn't worn it for quite some time... This month's book our heroine Marie Wilson sports some perfectly pretty in pink long johns. When I read this, it made me wish I owned a set of pink long johns. The closest I get to this kind of comfy is my boyfriend button-up.

Let me apologize now for all the entries coming this winter with socks in them.  I have fallen in love with the over the knee-hi socks or thigh high socks, whichever you prefer. They're warm and wonderful and kind of sexy. These winter blue beauties were purchased from the Sock Shop located on Haight Street, San Francisco. After a lovely getaway to the beach, we stumbled upon this shop. I could have stayed there all day. Five pair later, and I'm still anticipating my return visit. Next best thing: they have a webpage!