Date: Mar 3, 2015 by Shamara Ray
So, you’re in love and it’s wonderful. Now what? What do you do to keep the romance alive? It’s not uncommon for us to meet that special someone, fall in love, and then get too comfortable. If you want a love that endures and can stand the test of time, you need some rituals. Here are my favorites.

Communicate Your Wants and Needs
Take the time to find out what makes your partner happy—that requires listening and communication. No one is... [Read More]
Date: Apr 12, 2014 by Shamara Ray
It’s funny how people equate love and romance with the seasons. The time of year seems to evoke certain stirrings from deep within. In the summer, we’re looking for passion, something hot and steamy. Fall, with its golden sunshine and colorful foliage, brings out the hopeless romantic in the best of us. The winter incites thoughts of cozy, romantic dinners and nights spent by the fireplace. Then, there’s spring. As flowers bloom and birds sing, our hearts... [Read More]
Date: Jan 5, 2014 by Shamara Ray
As I map out what I’d like to accomplish in 2014, I’m determined to make it a great year! I look forward to the journey and all that it has to bring. Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!... [Read More]
Date: Sep 15, 2013 by Shamara Ray
My new novel asks the question: what happens when the man you fall for isn’t who he says he is? You Might Just Get Burned takes the premise of meeting someone’s “representative” to the next level.

I’ve been hearing from readers that the character Avery Woodson is a trip—indeed he is! Avery has been playing games with women for years. To him they’re entertainment and nothing more. Predictable. Interchangeable. Expendable. But here’s a question, have you met your... [Read More]
Date: Sep 7, 2013 by Shamara Ray
It’s getting a bit chilly in NYC. As the weather begins to shift, I start to think about creating. New books. New recipes. New opportunities. But let’s focus on the recipes for now. With fall right around the corner, I get in the mood to create new dishes. I was thinking the other day that it would be nice if I took my barely used crock pot off the shelf and made a hearty dish. What type of dish?... [Read More]
Date: Aug 21, 2013 by Shamara Ray
How many of us really seize the moment when inspiration hits? Personally, I’m hit with so many ideas at so many different times that it’s difficult to keep up. I usually think to myself that I’ll write it down to explore more in depth later. I bet you’ve experienced the same thing. The burning question is how often do you actually pause to write down your idea and then return to it later?

I can’t help but think we’re missing... [Read More]
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