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January 1, 2017 tobidoylemacbrayne 1 comment

I believe Meghan Trainor has said it best on James Corden’s show. Happy New Year! I hope yours is filled with wonderful family and friends, and happiness. In all honesty, 2017 is going to be the year that I go through the entire house and RID it of all those things I’ve been hanging on…

November 11, 2016 tobidoylemacbrayne 1 comment

I miss SkyMall magazine. It’s why I enjoyed flying. I’ve found a reasonable replacement with the Grommet. This is a great idea, but the realist in me cringes at the idea of shopping for doll clothes that fit, because while I have options, these poor dolls are living in a Barbie world. Still, such a…

September 29, 2016 tobidoylemacbrayne 1 comment

I’ve fallen in love with this series and honestly I wasn’t sure I was going to buy Tucks story because Sabrina seemed so unlikable. But she isn’t. She’s strong, bright, tough, and Tucker is patient enough to wait out her stubbornness. Great story, I’m so glad I bought it. But, um… I’d really like Fitzy…

September 20, 2016 tobidoylemacbrayne 1 comment

He’s a cutie-patootie in my book, and it’s not just the blue eyes and charming Scottish accent. He’s extremely positive, clearly loves people, and I highly recommend hanging out on his Facebook page for some hilarious videos. Click on the title to see the video, “For the Girls that are ‘Unladylike”” – one of my favorites….

September 14, 2016 tobidoylemacbrayne 1 comment

So, you got no love during #PitMad and you’re feeling horrible! The world has just verified that you are, in fact, NOT a writer – OR – take a breath, it more likely that maybe you need to work on your marketing. Have a glass of wine and let your Auntie Tobi give you some…

September 12, 2016 tobidoylemacbrayne 1 comment

After a break, ManCandy Mondays are back… This Fall is brought to you by the Australians, inspired by our first #ManCandy Monday fellow – Sullivan Stapleton. Not only is his name swoon-worthy in my very Irish opinion, but I love watching him and Jaimie Alexander on Blindspot. The premise of the show hooked me in,…

September 10, 2016 tobidoylemacbrayne 1 comment

I hate ironing, and when I’m traveling it really is the last thing I’d like to do. I’ve been searching the web for ideas on how to pack suits better. This is where I admit I pack for my husband, because I don’t wear suits. This video is quick and I really think the tailor…

September 8, 2016 tobidoylemacbrayne 1 comment

Holy hotness!!! Great writing and great characters. I loved the banter between Sawyer and Hailey. She is a woman who can hold her own and stand up to a great, but occasionally, bossy guy. Sawyer is an alpha male with common sense, not your typical caveman. The cast of characters in Chain of Command drew…

July 25, 2016 tobidoylemacbrayne 1 comment

My very first ever interview… Eliot Parker was a sweetheart and I thank him very much for the opportunity – no matter how much I was totally freaked out. I didn’t say um a million times, so there’s that:)

July 12, 2016 tobidoylemacbrayne 1 comment

Hello All, My daughter (and my money…) go to UC San Diego and she’s given me a list of places to eat nearby as well as discount coupons for Uber and Lyft. I thought that maybe other RWA members would appreciate knowing where to eat in a new city. Use this information at your own…

July 6, 2016 tobidoylemacbrayne 1 comment

I’m older. I write romance. I even write sex scenes that are probably physically impossible. Truthfully, I’m coming up on my 25th anniversary and I can say there are many things we tried in our twenties that arthritic hips and bad knees make uncomfortable, if not downright dangerous. Sex against a wall? Yeah, I’m 5’10”, that…

June 16, 2016 tobidoylemacbrayne 1 comment

First of all, I love how Karen Marie Moning writes. She’s amazing. I love the world she’s created with the Fever series and her Scottish Highlanders. I wish I had her talent. So, yes, Feverborn is extremely well-written but… OMG, I want to snatch her bald-headed for leaving me in the lurch at the end….

June 15, 2016 tobidoylemacbrayne 1 comment

I was doing research on youtube – really, I was, and found this video about body image. So, here’s the thing… I don’t know any woman who loves their body. We are all insecure bags of hormones. Worse it’s summer and I’d rather sweat than swim because of these insecurities. I go to the gym,…

May 23, 2016 tobidoylemacbrayne 1 comment

Have you been watching Outlander this season? I have, and it’s for the mancandy… The character of Claire is becoming annoying. Quite honestly, I read the first book in the series and got about a third of the way through the second book before I gave up. I like to television show and it’s the…

May 9, 2016 tobidoylemacbrayne 1 comment

Nothing says happy spring like a bouquet of flowers… romantically speaking. Realistically speaking we all know it brings sinus headaches, hay fever, and a proliferation of kleenex bouquets. It’s why I prefer writing romantic fiction, because my reality, while still very nice, sometimes bites…