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Gettin’ hot & heavy on (hee hee) #HumpDay

Taking a quick hump day break with a sexy excerpt from Girl in the Mist:

He then looked down at her lap. “Your jeans look too tight.”

The warm fuzzy bubble in which she had been floating popped. “What?”

“Mmm hmm.” Just when she was about to get good and offended his fingers traced the inseam up her thigh. His hand cupped over her, fingertips pressing ever so slightly to make her squirm for more.

“I don’t want you to be uncomfortable,” he said quietly, just before he sucked her ear lobe into his hot mouth.

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Put Down Your Pen to Plan: Basic Business Planning for Writers


Thank you Lit Central O.C. for having me share my experience of writing and maintaining a business plan!

Originally posted on Lit Central | O.C.:

ID-100144344EDITOR’S NOTE: Lit Central O.C. is pleased to introduce the first of a three-part series on savvy business practices for writers by multi-published author Mary Castillo, one of the savviest, career-oriented authors we know.

By Mary Castillo //

It had been my tenth rejection letter that stopped me in my tracks. I knew from the beginning that it wasn’t going to be easy to convince an agent to take a chance on a first-time author. But I went ahead anyway and a common theme came back from that first round of inquiries: “You’re good but not that good.”

But if you’re like me and convinced that Published Author is your one and true destiny in life, it’s not easy to hear this kind of stuff. When you’ve put hours into a book, bared your soul and taken risks that kept you up at night wondering if it was the right thing to do—well, it’s pretty…

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Summer starts at McFadden Wharf with open air market


Nueva Vida, Steff’s Stuff and Art & Treasures on the Alley have joined the May 22nd McFadden Open Air Market

Originally posted on Mary Castillo Public Relations:



Summer evening market brings local artisans to Newport nightlife

What:     Local artisans, craftspeople, painters, designers and jewelry makers will gather at McFadden Wharf in Newport Beach for the monthly summer Open Air Market. The base of the Newport Pier will come to life for locals and visitors to meet friends, enjoy local flavors and enjoy the salty breeze off our beautiful beach.

McFaddenMarketIMartinVendorEach Open Air Market features one-of-kind vendors offering gifts, antiques, home décor, food, body care, jewelry and more.

The McFadden Wharf Open Air Market is organized by Seaside Events, which also produced Lido Village Market and pop-up markets throughout Newport Beach and Costa Mesa.

nuevavidaWhen:     4:00 to 8:00 p.m. every fourth Thursday from May to September
Thursday, May 22
Thursday, June 26
Thursday, July 24
Thursday, August 28
Thursday, September 25

Where:    McFadden Wharf is located at the…

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