This Author Likes Thrifting Home Decor!

Welcome to my blog! I don't post often, but I'm trying to get better. 😊 I recently posted on Facebook about my love of thrifting and the treasures I found. Today, I've collected all those posts into one place for you!


Y'all, I have a love of thrifting. I think I got it from my granny, who never drove past a thrift shop or yard sale. Make no mistake, I was NOT thrilled with thrift shop clothes back then, which is one of the things Granny loved to buy. Wearing thrift shop clothes wasn't cool then. I don't know if it's cool now or not. But I digress.

My jam these days is decor. I love heading to the thrift shop and finding things for my house. Recently, when taking a small break from the book, I went into Goodwill and found these gorgeous silk hydrangeas in the ugliest vase with ugly glass marbles. It was $4.00, so I bought it anyway. Then I found a beautiful glass vase for $5.00 in another part of the store.

Voila, Goodwill hydrangeas for a fraction of the cost. I'm in love.

This is another recent thrift store find. The price on it is $3, but I paid less than that because it was $10 fill your buggy day. I had a few dishes and candlesticks, so it was definitely cheaper than three bucks. Anyway, it's the sweetest little pie dish! And there seems to be some sort of thing where these ladies passed it around. I don't know. I'm sorry to see it end up in the thrift shop, yet I plan to take good care of it. Not sure if I'll cook with it or use it for decor yet.

More thrifting finds. When I run across tarnished silverplate, I don’t blink twice. I can fix that. First pic is a water pitcher before I cleaned it. Next is cleaned. I really, really wish I’d taken a picture of the chafing dish before. It was black. Very black. I had to soak it in hot water with aluminum foil, baking soda, and salt. Then I still had to use silver cleaner. The last one is a platter with copper inlay. Also had to soak. Total price for all three? Eighteen bucks. Never be afraid to polish.

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Black Out is here!

Black Out (Black's Bandits #3)Black Out by Lynn Raye Harris

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Readers are loving Colt & Angie!


“HOT Dog!!! This series is already amazing and Black Out just adds to mix.” ~ Patti, Goodreads

“Another intriguing, fast paced and engrossing suspense thriller by Lynn Raye Harris.” ~ B, Goodreads

“Colton can speak French to me and cook a five star meal for me any day!” ~ Cassie, Goodreads


Angelica Turner’s life is in danger. If she wants to survive, she’ll have to turn to a man with violence in his eyes and death in his soul. A man she desires, yet desperately needs to resist if she doesn’t want her heart shattered again.

Hardened mercenary Colton Duchaine has wanted Angie since he first laid eyes on her, but he knows he’s the wrong kind of man for an innocent woman like her. His life is too dangerous, too unpredictable. He can never settle down.

But when someone wants Angie silenced, Colt will do whatever it takes to keep her alive. And when she’s safe, he’ll get out of her life for good.

Turns out that walking away is easier said than done. Angie is his—and Colt will stop at nothing to claim her for his own.

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Life of a writer

Hey, y'all! It's January 2020 and I can hardly believe I've been writing books professionally for nearly 12 years. I sold my first book to Harlequin in October 2008 and it was published in August 2009. That book, called SPANISH MAGNATE, RED-HOT REVENGE, belongs to me again — and I'm planning to refresh and republish it this year. I don't yet know how much new material I'll add, but I'm working on it as I have time in between my HOT world books. When I put it up again, it will be with a new title, new blurb, and new cover. But I'll make sure to state the book's been published before for those who don't want to buy it again.

What else is happening in 2020? This is what I intend to work on, though you never know. Things change.

BLACK OUT, Book 3 in the Black's Bandits series
HOT SEAL DEVOTION, Book 8 in the HOT SEAL Team series
HOT STORM, Book 15 in the HOT series
SPANISH MAGNATE, which I already told you about (with a new title, though I'm not revealing it yet)
Book 4 in the Black's Bandits series

That's a lot, and we'll see how well I do. I know some writers put out a book a month, but that's never going to be me. Not if you want my plots to make sense and have depth (because I need the thinking time). Besides, I don't know about you, but if my favorite authors put out a book a month, I can't keep up with the reading. 😕

Aside from the writing, this is also the year of Lynn getting into the best shape possible. I lost 24 pounds in 2019 and that was a terrific feeling — but now I'm taking a hard look at my diet and making some changes. Less processed food. More whole food, especially plants. Less meat and dairy. So far, it hasn't been hard to choose the plant over the yummy meat. I hope it continues.

Reggie and I are entering a new division this year (5-gaited show pleasure, woohoo!) so we've been working hard at practicing our new gaits. He's the best horse and I love him. He does whatever I ask without complaint (mostly) and he gives his all. I couldn't ask for a better partner in the show ring.

And now it's time to get back to work. BLACK OUT is coming in February! Did you pre-order your copy yet? You can do that here:

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Cover reveal is coming soon!!!

HOT SEAL HERO has a cover, y’all!

Woohoo, HOT SEAL HERO has a cover! Have you seen this baby yet? I mean whoa and wowzers and all that stuff, amiright? You know, I write about military men and women because it's a life I've been a part of pretty much my whole life. Who knew it would lead to this absolutely wonderful career of telling stories?? Mr. Harris isn't active duty anymore, but we're still friends with people from those days. In fact, I've got company here right now that we met 21 years ago in Korea. They are part of our Air Force family, and we've had a lot of adventures together over the years. Continuing the traditions to this day. Here we are enjoying a tour of the Tenn South Distillery in Lynnville, TN a few days ago.

Now I'm sure you're ready for that cover, right? I mean if you haven't seen it yet. And if you have seen it, then you certainly don't mind seeing it again. Heh. You can pre-order EVERYWHERE. Not long until release day! If you're new to the HOT SEAL TEAM, you can read out of order. I know that most of you don't like to do that, though. So this is Book 7, and I promise you get a complete story in every book. No cliffhangers in this series! Happily Ever After Guaranteed.

She fears for her life.
He’ll risk his to protect her.
Falling in love? Not part of the plan…

Chloe Cooper is on the run from an abusive ex. Living in a new state, with a new name, she’s ready to focus on rebuilding her life. She’s got a job she loves, a new home—and a sexy Navy SEAL neighbor who makes her pulse flutter in spite of her determination not to get involved. But when a threatening message arrives, her dread about what her ex will do if he finds her forces her to make a choice.

Ryan “Dirty Harry” Callahan is protective by nature. When he meets Chloe, it’s clear she’s skittish about something. When he learns why she ran from her old life, his first objective is to keep her safe. His second is to make sure she knows she can trust him—and that she’ll have a posse of Navy SEALs at her back if she ever needs them.

When the attraction between Ryan and Chloe explodes, they’re helpless to resist its seductive heat. Everything is finally going right for Chloe—until her worst fears come true. With Chloe missing and her life on the line, Ryan will stop at nothing to get her back. Before he loses the woman he loves forever.






HOT SEAL Redemption Release Week Giveaway!

It's only been two months since the last HOT book came out — can you believe it? But here we are with a new story in the HOT world. HOT SEAL REDEMPTION is Book 5 in the HOT SEAL TEAM SERIES (and the HOT SEAL TEAM is part of the HOSTILE OPERATIONS TEAM – but you knew that, right?). Book 6 is coming in August – and Book 13 in the main HOT series is coming in September! Is that enough HOT for you? 😉

Okay, so you probably want to know what the book is about and what I'm giving away, right? Keep reading!!


“Magic sperm, Bailey. I could father six kids before I knew what happened to me. Hell, my luck, it’d happen all at once.”

Bailey winced. “Ouch.”

“Yeah, ouch is right.”

She grinned at him. “Well, sure, ouch for you too—but I was thinking more about the poor woman who would have to carry six babies in her belly before popping them all out. What a nightmare.”

“And now you know why I wrap it tight.”

Unexpected heat flared beneath her skin. Holy shit, was that a blush? Really? But the thought of this man standing in front of her with a hard-on, his hand wrapped around it as he slid on a condom, was almost unbearably sexy.

He cocked his head. “Are you blushing?”

Hell. So much for being cool. “A little. Maybe.” Why deny what he could clearly see happening?

“Over birth control?”

Bailey rolled her eyes. “Not over birth control, you idiot. More or less the thought of you putting the condom on.”

His gaze went smoky—and then it dropped over her body, slowly, before rising again. Their eyes met. Held. Her heart pounded. No, no, no. Bad idea. So bad.

“I’d be happy to give you a personal demonstration.”

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