L.J. Holmes

L.J. Holmes
In her many Guises.

Friday, July 29, 2011



The word bounces

around inside my head like a

pinball racking up points till my brain goes

I didn't set out to be a failure, and certainly not so young,

As a child, I played dress up and with my friends and

dolls, imagining how wonderful it would be to reach adulthood, marry, and live

happily ever after. Normally two-out-of-three would be great odds, right? Except I messed up on the

"Happily Ever After" part.

I remember my friends telling me, probably because it happened again JUST last night,

divorce is no big deal, but they lied. It changes you, even if

divorce is the only logical recourse, it's still a

How could I have been so blind? What made me think what we'd shared in the beginning, was so

perfect? How do I ever

my own judgment again?

"Get back on the horse, and ride again," my friends all say; the same friends that tell me divorce is no big deal. They

lied about that, so I'm pretty sure

climbing on that horse again is not a smart way for me to go. Besides I've got

real issues to concern myself with.

Like...maybe I should become something...something independent. How? Okay, maybe I need to take some

baby steps here.

Work! I probably should think about that, since it really is true money does not grow on trees. Being a

waitress at the

donut shop doesn't sound very glamorous does it? But it's good, steady work...a

stepping stone?

It certainly is a new start, and with that

"failure" word bopping in and out of my brain, a new start sounds right to me. My boss is

cool, and the customers? They're mostly cool too.

I was adapting really well until the day I noticed him...the six foot hunk of a

delivery guy. I so did not WANT to notice him! Didn't want to notice ANY guy. Hardly matters now, though. I've noticed him and there's no turning back the

hands of time.

Still, there are just some things you know right off really can't be good, right?

Love Delivery by Penny Lockwood Ehrenkranz is releasing from the

Muse It Up side of Muse Publishing, Inc, on August 12th...That's

right around the corner!

Just take a good look at this cover

done by Muse's very own

Cover Art Goddess, Delilah K. Stephans. Doesn't it make you


The minute my daughter, Best Selling Author Kat Holmes saw it she said,


So a quick recap:

Ann works at the Donut Shop, Tom delivers and

sparks begin flying as insistently as

powdered sugar snow storms off

cream filled delicacies. As a devotee of delicious confections, this is a story you just cannot pass up. I mean seriously, where else can you devour

forbidden sweets without worrying about them going right to your


For more information about this scrumptious book, check HERE for the Muse Bookstore Sale Page.
Penny Lockwood Ehrenkranz
For more information on Penny Lockwood Ehrenkranz, click HERE to check out her author's page, WEBSITE and her BLOG

And always know that at Muse Publishing, Inc., we are dedicated to fulfilling the promise of our motto:

To one and all, welcome to our team and thanks for becoming a part of the dream.


Anonymous said...

Cute blog post. Nice book cover. Now I want a donut. : (


Karen Cote said...

I love this story! Great job on this wonderfully yummy Stationary Trailer. Lin, I continue to be amazed at how you don't harness that talent of yours. The free-flow must be exhausting but you bring our stories to life in a unique and exciting way.

This is beautiful Penny. I am so happy for you.

Roseanne Dowell said...

Sounds like a great book, but if it makes me as hungry as your post, I'm not sure I want to read it. LOL Seriously, another for my to buy list. Gosh I wish I was born rich instead of beautiful. Oh wait, I lost out on that count too. so unfair.

Penny Ehrenkranz said...

Lin, you are incredible! Thank you so much. Pictures of chocolates and flowers headed your way. You have an amazing talent for choosing just the right graphics to illustrate the trailer.

Penny Ehrenkranz said...

Susanne, Karen and Roseanne, thank you for your kind comments. Isn't that cover scrumptious!

lionmother said...

Penny, I love the cover!! Lin, you have found so many delectable goodies to place here my mouth is watering - especially from the cream puff - Yum. I also loved the lips covered with candy. Cute idea for a story, Penny and I wish you every success with this book!! Lin, you continue to show me that you are the Goddess of Blogging!!! Excellent trailer.:)

Kat said...

I am dying to read this one. And now I want a donut. Good thing mom brought me a donut home from the store.:-)

Heather Haven said...

Penny, this is a great cover for what I suspect is a great book. You certainly know how to write, that's for sure!

Penny Ehrenkranz said...

Barbara and Kat, thank you for your sweet comments. The cover is sure to draw in readers, especially those with a sweet tooth. LOL.

Penny Ehrenkranz said...

Heather, thanks for checking out Lin's work and for your kind words.

Emily Pikkasso said...

Congrats Penny. This is amazing and perfect for your book. Congrats Lin on another terrific trailor.


Penny Ehrenkranz said...

Thanks, Nancy. The Muse team is amazing.

Viviane Brentanos said...


S.Durham said...

Delightful Lin, I love the pics, especially the animals! Penny congratulations!!!


Lin said...

It is a great honor for me to do these trailers. My brother and sister authors entrust me with their creations, a very deeply appreciated gift. All I want is to do justice to them and their visions. Glad you all think I ahve managed to do that so far.

Lin said...

One other thing...having become a part of the Muse family of excellence is something both Kat and I treasure. Everyone of you show us a quality of humanity and creativity we contiunally strive to emulate.

zxcvbnm said...

In for a Penny...in for a delicious read!