Thursday, September 22, 2011


Cocktales, Book One

Stephanie Harper is perfectly happy co-owning Books and Brew, where she slings drinks and entertains her friends with cutting wit and a cynical take on love. She’s convinced she has no time for anything deeper than sex; she has a business to run, after all. And her thrice-married mother has proven happy ever after doesn’t exist.

Jarod Nolan begs to differ. Chance has him running into Steph—and giving her a ticket—one morning, but it’s fate that finds him in her place of business that same evening. A sizzling one-night stand ensues, and although Stephanie escapes before he wakes the next morning, Jarod is already sure she’s worth the chase.

Steph’s more than willing to party naked with the hot cop, but she’s adamant they’re driven by lust, not love. Jarod is prepared to prove otherwise, even if it means giving up one of the things he and Stephanie do best…

What’s that old saying? Abstinence makes the heart grow fonder?

Can't wait to read this book so I thought I'd share and give away one copy.

Contest Rules

1.  Answer Mari's question "Does abstinence make the heart grow fonder"?

2.  You must leave your email address in order for your entry to count so that I may contact the winner.  If you are afraid of spamming just put your address in with breaks, ie: name at mail dot com

3.  You must be a follower of the blog.

4.  Open to both U.S. and International readers

5.  Contest winner will be chosen via on Sunday night, September 24, 2011.

Good Luck Everyone!

FTC Disclosure:  Prize awarded purchased by site owner.


  1. If abstinence doesn't make the heart fonder it definitely makes things hotter. LOL Though I think it can make the heart fonder too. :-)


  2. I forgot to say I am a follower now too.

  3. Congrats on the release Mari!!!

    Yes, it most def does make the heart grow fonder. Saw an ex after a few yeares apart and the feelings popped up again.


  4. oh yeah...abstinence make the heart grow fonder ;)

    I can't to read this book.

  5. So excited fir the new release Mari! - and to answer your question.... Yes I do believe abstinence makes the heart grow founder and helps make you releize what you really want. Thanks for the giveaway ;)
    Follower- daydrmzzz

  6. I don't think it does! I like to not be abstinent with my significant other. :)


  7. Ohhhhhhhhhhh please please count me in! I am a follower... or stalker as some would say!
    This book is great!!!!!!!

  8. Yes, I believe that anything that is right is worth waiting for. Never rush into something, slow moving is better.


    I am a follower of the blog.

    Thanks for the contest.

  9. Yes abstinence makes the heart grow fonder every time I see my ex all of these feeling just start over.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  10. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Does abstinence make the heart grow fonder? Yes it does. I agree totaly

  11. First time here but with plans to return. Some of my friends have suggested Mari and now know why she has just been added to my list of favorite authors. Can't wait to read this book.
    As for abstinence,well total sucks,just haven't found a BOB that is capable of canoolding after.
    So yes it makes not only the heart grow fonder but the whole body to boot.

  12. I definitely think absence makes the heart grow stronger since you realize what you're missing. You realize the value of a person once they're not with you on a regular basis.

    I'm a US GFC follower as Joder.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  13. Not sure if this is too late-you said Sunday, then said the 24th which is Saturday, but I'll pop in anyway. Abstinence is a way of life for some, and in many cases it is the only option. I know when I was in a relationship, abstinence added to the anticipation and the excitement of everything.