First – I am such a slug when it comes to keeping this blog up to date. I’m bad. But I’ll try harder. Not promising, mind you but I’ll try.


TexasBossaNova72webOn Tuesday, TEXAS BOSSA NOVA hits the shelves of every online store! What’s it about?

He plans to take the wander right out of her wanderlust.

Texas Montgomery Mavericks, Book 5

Magda Hobbs’s job as ranch housekeeper—and its daily dose of cowboys—wreaked havoc on her libido. Especially one certain cowboy she couldn’t resist. Scared of going down the same path as her mother, Magda jumped on her motorcycle and hit the road.

Five months later, her father’s mild heart attack has forced her back to Whispering Springs. While she’s grateful for the cleaning job at one of the Montgomery ranch houses, she’s not so thrilled one of the cowboys she’s looking after is the one she fell for last spring.

Reno Montgomery’s parents hiring a housekeeper for him and his brother is a nice surprise, but he’s shocked to discover it’s Magda, the woman who up and left just when things were getting serious between them.

When a freak snowstorm cuts off the outside world, the isolation rekindles their desire. But when the weather and the roads clear, Reno has to work hard and fast to keep the woman of his dreams from accelerating right out of his life again.

Warning: Contains a woman born with a bad case of wanderlust, and a cowboy determined to show her that life’s a dance that doesn’t have to two-step her out of his life.

Hope that sounds like fun!

AND there’s a Rafflecopter Giveaway. Shh….But I’ll let you in on a secret…it’s live NOW. Leave a message at this blog post and pick up a couple of entries! BUT it runs ONLY through today (Tuesday, April 1 – No April Fools Joke!)

Use this LINK or this LINK

So take one minute of your day and one-click TEXAS BOSSA NOVA and make this gal happy! :)


I’ll be sending out a newsletter with all the winners listed later this week. If you haven’t signed up for it, go HERE and take my random, who-knows-when-she’ll-write-another-one newsletter!

Best Commercial EVER

I’m not quite sure what it has to do with Android, but I love it nonetheless.

Happy Hump Day

Hey there, Mr. Sexy!
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Brock Wade rocks her world with his mouth.


Read A COWBOY’S SEDUCTION ONLY in Cowboy 12-Pack.

Available for a limited time.

$0.99!! You CANNOT got wrong!

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Almost Time!!!

Throw a dart at the internet today and you’ll probably hit me! I’m everywhere today. WHY??

TOMORROW is  the day COWBOY 12-PACK releases!!


It’s ONLY $0.99, so why WOULDN’T you grab it?

iTunes  | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

Which includes my novella A COWBOY’S SEDUCTION!

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Here are all my stops today! Hope you can join in the fun.

Facebook Party for an hour
10-11 am ET / 9-10am CT / 8-9am MT / 7-8am PT

Then tonight I’m chatting at Night Owl Reviews
8-9 pm ET / 7-8pm CT / 5-6 pm PT
Click HERE to pre-register

RSVP by NOON Pacific Time on the day of the chat and get a reminder email around 30 min prior and get entered for the events giveaways. Readers must be active at the chat for entry. * You don’t need a NOR account to chat.

And finally!

I’m during an internet chat with friends on Gumbo Ya-Ya
9-10pm ET / 8-9pm CT / 6-7pm PT

Come find me today!!

BUT if you miss me today, I’m chatting again tomorrow at the COWBOY 12-PACK Release party
I’m up first at 1pm ET / 12 CT / 11am PT

See you SOMEWHERE! :)

Pleading for Votes!

Somehow I’ve made it to Round 2 in The Three Bookateers 2014 Book Awards!!!

But the competition is TOUGH!

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE some votes!


2.  Go HERE and vote for CYNTHIA D’ALBA!

Welcome to the Future!


It’s hard to believe that it’s 2015. Seems only yesterday the world was preparing for 2000 sure that all the computers would crash, the banking system would falter, and our world, as we knew it, would end because of the 2000 bug.

Yeah. Didn’t happen!

I’m amazed at how much my life has changed in the 15 years since. I’m a published author. Something that wasn’t even on my radar! Hubby and I were both still working 8-5 jobs, slugging away trying to get to retirement.

Now, he’s retired. I’m a full time writer. We live in places we never thought we would back then.

That’s the fun part of life…you just never know what it’ll hold. Right? There’s an old saying…Man Plans. God Laughs. I love that.

Or as John Lennon said…Life is what happens while you’re busy making plans.

So, I don’t make resolutions for New Years.

But I think GOALS are important and different. Goals are targets you reach for. So yeah, I’ll have some GOALS for next year…

  • I’d like to get up to riding a minimum of 5 miles a minimum of 3 days a week.
  • I like to write a minimum of 1500 words a day 5 days/week. I’d like to take weekends off.
  • I like to continue improving my embroidery skills.
  • I like to read a minimum of a book per week. (yeah, that’s one I KNOW I’ll meet!)
  • I’d like to lose 20 pounds.

So that’s what I’m shooting for this year. What about you?

2014 Birthday!

20141220_183247My birthday was Saturday (Dec. 20). Yes, yes, it’s close to Christmas. You don’t have to tell me. Lots of people ask me if I feel “cheated” having a birthday only five days before “the biggest present day of the year.” The answer is no, I don’t. How can I feel cheated when I’ve never known anything else? It’s impossible to feel “Cheated” when you have no idea what it would be like to have a birthday in any other month!

My parents were great about making sure my birthday was a totally separate event from Christmas. I NEVER got a “birthday-Christmas” present from them!

And even my wedding anniversary is around now! Nov. 17! So all the “BIG EVENTS” of my life are bundled around the same time of the year. The only problem is WOW! Does my bank account take a hit this time of the year! LOL

As an adult now, my parents gave up giving me presents, especially given that I’ve been blessed with so much. It’s hard to buy for me. So they usually give me a very sweet card with cash. Same with Christmas. Nice card with cash. This year, I took both presents and bought myself a “Birthday-Christmas” present.

THIS is what i bought me!

20141218_145906 (1)A new writing chair! WOOT! Electric, plush and WAY big. I can stretch out or curl up. Loving it.

So, basically, Santa and the birthday fairy has been to my house.

Have you written to Santa this year? What are you asking for?

Dog Farts and Air Freshener (& Enter contest for Kindle Fire!)

I confess to being behind on book 6 of the Texas Montgomery Mavericks series. It’s entitled Texas Hustle. In case you are interested and join stuff like this, I do have a Pinterest folder with my inspirational pictures!

Check it out here….https://www.pinterest.com/cynthiadalba/texas-hustle-book-6-texas-montgomery-mavericks/

Anyway, I decided I would sit up late and write last night. My faithful retriever (we’ll call her Gaseous) did want to leave my side, which isn’t all that unusual. When I sit up, she’ll wait for me before she goes to bed. That doesn’t mean she stays AWAKE while I’m writing. But she’ll nap in the same room.

20141217_133442Last night, as usual, she flops down in front of my chair with a long sigh.  In a minute, a foul odor drifts up. I lean over my chair in time to hear the next fart and get hit in the face with the odor.

It was B-A-D

Grabbed a can of air freshener from the bathroom and sprayed.

Another toot, and she moves across the room, lays down, stays for less than a minute, gets up and leaves the room. She heads down the hall to the bedroom where my hubby is reading.

“Come get her,” he shouts.

I pretend not to hear.

Trust me. You would have too!

Got a dog too? Tell me about your baby.

And don’t forget to enter my Rafflecopter drawing for a KINDLE FIRE!


My Christmas Golf Cart At Night



Last night, there was a decorated street here in Florida. To see the lights, hear the music, etc, you had to provide a can of food (per person) as admission. It’s a way to raise money and food for the local food bank.

We decided to fire up our lights and head over. But I wanted to show y’all how it looked all lit up!

The Front

CM cart


The Side (see my house shoes and yoga pants? I wasn’t planning on getting out or having my picture taken! LOL) Don’t you love my Razorback shark fin on the top? Cool, huh?

CD Cart Shark Fin

The back of the cart

CD cart Back

So Christmas light tour last night. Any good lights in your area?

Christmas Parade Update

For the last few years, hubby and I have watched the golf cart parade. Last year I decided I wanted to be in this year. So, I started collecting lots of “stuff” to put on my cart. My philosophy was “The gaudier, the better!”

Last night was the parade. I took some pictures. Hubby took some pictures (different from mine.) He’s fishing at the moment and has his phone with him so I don’t have access to his pictures. But wanted to share the ones I took, PLUS a fun video of the entire parade. Get ready…the parade lasts almost 5 whole minutes! :)

But first, the stills!

Can you read the sign? Mary Kris Moose. HA


Here are our tin soldiers from the above shot!


Our “Citizen” patrol. Now, don’t you feel safe?



Here’s my Hubby (on the right) and Robin and Steve (on the left). Being fitted for a stripe suit?


Even the dogs got into the act!


Now, isn’t this the cutest golf cart ever?



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The back of my cart!


And thanks to Pat Small, I have a video!

AND since you found this post, you can go enter my Birthday Rafflecopter Giveaway!

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/73980ee918/?  Or head over to my Fan page and enter there!



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