Monday Cuppa Moment 7/6

Happy Monday!

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend for those who live in the USA. Waving hi to my international readers too. Here's a fun 4th coffee recipe for you to try courtesy of Stockton Graham.

Iced Americanos are a fun drink to focus on for July 4th, the day we celebrate American Independence. To make a “Berry Americano”, use ¾ oz. of your berry of choice (blueberry, raspberry, strawberry…) syrup, and add to a glass of 2 shots of chilled espresso, ¾ a cup cold water, a ¼ a cup of half & half and ice. The half and half really makes the flavor show up more with creamy goodness.


We spent the past week at the beach and had a wonderful time. It was so much fun watching Little Man (my grandson) in the sea. He is one beach baby. No fear. Just laughed when the waves crashed against him. Needless to say, I've power slept since we returned home.

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I also turned in my revisions on COLD SHOT last week. I'm so excited to introduce you all to a new setting and cast of characters. And, I'm SUPER excited to announce that COLD SHOT is now available for pre-order on Amazon (and will be through other retailers soon), and you can add it to your Goodreads shelves. Hope you'll do both!

Here's a little summary about COLD SHOT:

Cold Shot - Chesapeake Valor - Book 1

In college, Griffin McCray and his four best friends had their lives planned out. Griffin and Luke Gallagher would join the Baltimore PD. Declan Gray would head to the FBI and Parker Mitchell would go on to graduate school as a crime scene analyst. But then Luke vanished before graduation and their world--and friendships--crumbled.

Now Griffin is a park ranger at Gettysburg, having left life as a SWAT-team sniper when a case went bad. The job is mostly quiet--until the day he captures two relic hunters uncovering skeletal remains near Little Round Top. Griffin just wants the case to go away, but charming forensic anthropologist Finley Scott determines that the body is modern--a young social justice lawyer missing since spring--and all evidence points to the work of an expert sniper. When FBI agent Declan Gray takes over the case, past and present collide. Griffin soon realizes he'll need to confront some of the darkest days of his life if he--and those he cares about--are going to escape a downward spiral of murder that crosses continents.

What are you most interested about in the new series? Mystery? Characters? Setting? Cute guy on the cover?