Pleasure Me With Anne Mallory

>A USA Today bestselling author, Anne Mallory sold her first book to Avon when she finaled in RWA’s Golden Heart Contest. Her upcoming release release, One Night is Never Enough looks wickedly delicious, and I ADORE the cover! Please welcome Anne for today’s Pleasure Me With Romance guest post.

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One M & M is Never Enough

Tis the month of embracing resolutions — calling on restraint, enforcing action.  Working out more, eating less, writing more, goofing off less.

Restraint.  Exercise.  Exercising restraint.

When it comes to something in a closed package or dose, I like to laugh in the face of danger. 

Like, say, with a large bag of M&M’s.

I look at that bag and think, no sir, no way.  That bag will stay CLOSED.  That bag will go to the back of my cupboard.  That bag shall not be opened even if Sauron is standing in front of me waving a ring of power.

I show excellent self-restraint.  I glow with pride.  Nothing can stop me!  That bag goes to the back of the cupboard and I. Am. Awesome.

Note to self: never, never say you are awesome.   

From the first glimpse he knew he must have her–
even if only for a single night…


Powerful, ruthless, seductive-the lord of London’s underworld-Roman Merrick gets anything he wants…and he burns for Charlotte Chatsworth, a polished jewel in the glittering ton.  So he engages her debt-ridden gambler father in a game of chance, wagering ten thousand pounds against one night with the man’s exquisite daughter. And Roman Merrick never loses.

But one night is never enough…

Charlotte is devastated to learn that her reprobate father has lost her in a card game to the most dangerous man she’s ever met.  With the threat of ruin behind every corner, Charlotte embarks upon a perilous path with the man she can not forget. But in truth, it’s Roman who has everything to lose-for a game undertaken for pleasure alone soon has him gambling his heart. And love and passion unleashed could bring his great, dark empire tumbling down…

Because it strikes.  Somehow, someone finds said bag, fishes it out, and opens it.  And I shockingly come across… one lonely M&M that has horribly spilled out of the still mostly full, open bag…  Or in a saltier example, a potato chip delicately balanced on the edge of a mostly full bowl – one small tremor from falling off…

Just sitting there.  Helpless.

I must rescue it.  

I mean, you understand, right?  I can’t throw away a perfectly good M&M.  Once it is out of the bag, it can’t be stuffed back in, that’s ludicrous and, and…and unsanitary!  Nor can I let a luscious, salty chip fall to the floor to end up in the Garbage Can of Doom.  Absolutely not.  I will take one for the team and eat it.  A single, solitary soul that needs my help.  Only one.  Only one!

The victim is saved!  The world rejoices!

It was only one M&M/chip, and I have Done. My. Duty.

 Then my gaze slides back to the rest of the bowl, the rest of the bag.  So innocent, so lost.  All of those morsels crying for help.  Needing me.  I must, MUST, save them now too.  I can feel their presence already — on my tongue, in the back of my throat, in the pit of my stomach.  More.  That steady beat of my heart that says, “Save them.  Save them all.”

Yes!!!  Saved!!!  Everyone is saved!!!

I throw the empty bag into the trash, satisfied.  Then put my head in my hands and weep.

This is why I don’t open the bag myself.  I. Simply. Can’t. Eat. Just. One.

M&M’s just aren’t meant to be eaten in singles (or single digits even).   And they aren’t the only thing.  Take research and clicking on research pages.  Ask any historical writer (and probably reader!) how often she goes out and hits one page doing research.  Mmm-hmmm.  No clicks to other pages.  No way.

Four hours later the historical writer is sobbing into her hands having visited 50 sites and written 0 pages of her manuscript…

Social media surfing, web surfing, popcorn, grapes…or on the more emotional side, dates with friends, kisses on baby cheeks…hugs goodbye, hugs after an accident, hugs hello.  All things best consumed in quantities greater than one.

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About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Anne Mallory is a lifelong romance reader who sold her first novel to Avon Books after becoming a finalist in RWA’s Golden Heart contest. Aside from writing, she is an enthusiastic hobby collector, game player, water girl, cat lover, chocolate consumer, and homebody—not necessarily in that order. A native Michigander, Anne currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Anne is happily working on her next book, One Kiss Leads to Another a connected story to One Night Is Never Enough.

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About Monica Burns

A bestselling author of erotic romance, Monica Burns penned her first short romance story at the age of nine when she selected the pseudonym she uses today. From the days when she hid her stories from her sisters to her first completed full-length manuscript, she always believed in her dream despite rejections and setbacks. A workaholic wife and mother, Monica believes it’s possible for the good guy to win if they work hard enough.

59 thoughts on “Pleasure Me With Anne Mallory

  1. >I always say I will read one chapter before bed but 100 or so pages later I am still awake and trying to figure out how many more pages until the book will be done

    linze_e at hotmail dot com

  2. >I just want to send another thank you to Monica for having me as a guest today! I really enjoyed it. 🙂

    –and I had an insatiable hunger for all things junk food today reading everyone's great posts. 🙂

  3. >Thanks, Vonda!! Coca-Cola is the best. 🙂

    Thanks, Kirsten!! And three a day, yes! They are harmless and lonely! 😀

  4. >Di, I'm all about dark chocolate being good for us. 🙂

    Eva – nice list!

    Nancy E – me too. Time with a good story is always how I like to end my day. 🙂

  5. >Thanks, Laura! Milk Duds do make you work for them, don't they? 🙂

    Marleen, I always look forward to Easter bringing Cadbury eggs!

    Tori M – Harlequin Presents are great crack! So are Cheetos. 🙂

  6. >Anne,

    Have enjoyed reading your books ever since reading your "Spies and Secrets" series. My "M&M" is Coca-Cola. There is no way I can drink just one can per day.

    2much2reid {at} comcast {dot} net / Texas

  7. >Good evening Anne,

    My "m&m" would be reading. I have to have reading time each day. Even if I end up finishing with my face on top of the book at night, I MUST have reading time each day.

    everitnm at hotmail dot com
    Wisconsin, USA

  8. >My downfall is dark chocolate & now that's "good for you" there are many choices. It's too easy to pop those little candies while reading a good romance.

    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  9. >I have a few things. Few of them haven't already been said (M&M's, Harlequin PResents – so help me, they're like CRACK -, and Pringles). Right now though, if I get near a bag of Cheetos (full-size, not the $1.29 bag from the convenience store), and let's just say it's a battle of whether it gets put down with any left in it. Heh.

  10. >Anne, great post and so true. I live in New York, (the most gluttonous state in the U.S. in my opinion); my downfall is anything chocolate; M&M's, Hersey Kisses, Zero bars. White, dark, milk; doesn't make me any difference. If the bag is open I have to eat it. Historical research is the same way. I have always loved history and can get easily carried away searching on-line and in books. A little chocolate history; Cadbury closed their long time factory in England yesterday and moved the chocolate making from there to Poland. Mmm, can't you feel it melting on your tongue?
    marleen.gagnon @ gmail DOT com

  11. >I'm a sucker for covers and this one is gorgeous! My food "M&M" is Milk Duds. My jaw can get so sore from eating them! My non-food "M&M" is historical romance books! I have sooo many books on my TBR list and not nearly the time to read them all but I keep running into more and more books–like this one!–that I just have to have. And now that I re-read this comment I'm thinking this "M&M" is much better defined as OCD! 🙂 Oh, well!


  12. >Margay – research just sucks one in, doesn't it?!

    Maureen – chocolate boxes are made by evil elves who know there is no way you are going to take just one!!

    Estella – jelly beans! Yes! All those scrumptious flavors to try!

  13. >April – that is awesome! And I love the aspect of never seeing a sad Santa or M&M!

    Sheree – what about dark chocolate covered marshmallows? 😀

    Louisa, lololol! I would totally consume that entire snifter. 😀 And thank you!!

  14. >Monica – Thin Mints! Yes. Very tasty. Congrats on losing 10 pounds!!! Very awesome!

    Diva – that is a great one to have! And a great way to think!

    Tracey – lol! Sounds like work is a lot of fun. 🙂

    Draven – Thanks! I tend to go back and rework as I'm writing new pages, so I do lots of mini-drafts inside of a big draft, if that makes sense. 🙂 I was eight years younger. 😉 Social networking is definitely an M&M! Great to be introduced to you as well!

  15. >Lustee – things that are bad for you definitely seem to top the list, lol. 🙂

    Jane – Cheetos! Swedish Fish! I have a friend who has a mad hankering for Swedish Fish. 🙂

    Chelsea – LOL. I'm with you. Chocolate bears repeating. 🙂

    Jeanne – I love your sweet revenge. 🙂

    Jeanette – Oooh, almond kisses!

  16. >Danielle!!! *waves madly* It was wonderful meeting you too!!! So good to "see" you online too!!

  17. >Stephanie – booklovers unite!

    Cindy – French Onion Dip… I haven't had that in so long. Dipping chips in there…my mouth is watering too…I feel like a pet to Pavlov…

  18. >I loved this post!

    I can never eat just one jelly bean. By the end of the day the bag is empty.

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

  19. >What a beautiful cover and what a funny post. It is true for me that chocolate is something I can't have just one little piece. If someone gives us a box of chocolate then I know it's there and I have to have more than one piece.

  20. >I have so many M&Ms, including the candy itself! I'm the same with research, whether it's for a new story I'm working on, part of my genealogical research, or I'm hunting down a pattern for something new to knit. I can spend hours on any one of those – and often do. And potato chips – can never eat just one!

  21. >First of all, Anne, I LOVE your books. Can't wait to read the latest!

    I had to laugh at your M&M dissertation as I am an M&M addict as well ! I will say that pouring the entire bag into a lovely, big brandy snifter and telling yourself you will reward yourself with just TEN for each page you write DOES NOT WORK !! Just thought you might want to know!

    Another of my "M&M"s is historical romance novels by authors I love. I have stacks on my TBR piles (yes, that is piles, plural) and while I am a bit more successful when I tell myself I can't read one until I finish X number of pages, I still succumb, especially if someone I know says "Have you read her latest? Oh, you have to read it! It is so (sexy, hot, wonderful, romantic – insert any or all of the above!)


  22. >Hi, Anne! I have so many M&M's situation temptations: marshmallows, cashews, dark chocolate, Twitter, and any food that should be in the cupboard but somehow finds its way on the kitchen counter. If I don't see it, I won't eat it, most of the time. *sigh*

    And don't get me started on cookies (have been avoiding Girls Scouts like the plague in the last couple of years).


  23. >Thanks for reminding us,I thought I had both but apparently I didn't.

  24. >Hi,Anne! Thank you for asking about my M&M's. I use some of them(salt&pepper,cookie jar,etc)some I only use at Christmas.I have one,my daughter got me from Texas that is M&M's giving Santa presents.Some I only use at Christmas time. When I get tired of them I pack them up.I also,have bunches of Santa.I love Santa,you never see a sad Santa or M&M's.
    Even when I told everyone,not to get me anymore,they always do.

  25. >Anne,

    Your story is really cute. You show a command when you write. Good work on that contest. How old were you then? Did that take a lot of work? How many drafts of your book did you make before it sold to Avon?

    Everyone has an "M&M." Social networking can be like M&M's, I could do it all day.

    I loved the post. I don't read romance often, but your shorts would be interesting to read. I'll let my wife know about you though. It was great to be introduced to you.

    Draven Ames

  26. >My M/M is…books!!! I can't just buy one in one sitting…I MUST BUY MANY.

    Each Monday, a co-worker doesn't ask, "How was your weekend?" She asks, "How many books did you buy this weekend?"

    (hangs head in shame)

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  27. >Hello all. Books are a writer's best chocolate. If there were a bag of words, I would find it hard to choose just one. Writing to me is an addiction on a passionate level. When your bag of words is empty, your muse is gone and it takes practice to bring her back.
    As long as I write a page of manuscript, short story, etc. before the day ends, my bag is never empty.

    Thank you for sharing your post. I look forward to reading more of your wonderful books!
    South Carolina

  28. >Oh, and Anne…Girl Scout Thin Mints are what I cannot resist. They are pretty much the only thing I can think of that I cannot actually walk away from. They must be frozen though, but I've been known to be desperate enough not to wait for them to get cold. LOL

    They went on sale here this week. I've lost almost 10 pds and I told my friend that as much as I wanted to buy them I couldn't because I couldn't eat just one. She agreed. She said, "I KNOW you can't. So don't buy them!"


  29. >Folks, I'm glad everyone is enjoying Anne's GREAT post!!

    REMINDER: Been seeing a lot of folks just commenting w/o email or residence. OR email and no residence. If you're just interested in the day's drawing that's cool. You don't have to list email or residence.

    But if you're aiming for the Grand/Second prizes, then you MUST HAVE BOTH within the 24hr period of that day's posting.

    I have to abide by my own rules. If you forget and put it a few minutes later, that's fine, but I MUST have email and residence in the comment within the contest's 24hr period.

  30. >Love the post, so fun to read! I can't have just one almond kisses chocolate, I must have more! Once I have one I can't resist getting another one but I know I'll stop after a few.

    lilazncutie1215 at yahoo dot com

  31. >Anne –

    My "just one more" is reading – just one more paragraph, one more page, one more chapter …. I was driving my husband crazy but sweet revenge! Now we sit together and mumble to each other – just one more page, more more chapter ….

    I started reading romance when my sons were young and I decided it was easier STAYING UP rather than trying to GET UP for those middle of the night feedings. Maybe that's why they (and now my grandchildren) are all book lovers!

    PS – Reading a really good book helps keep your mind off M&M's!

  32. >Chocolate, books, movies, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate…. I said chocolate, right? 🙂


  33. >I can't just have one Cheeto or one Swedish Fish. One never satisfies the craving.

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com
    NY, USA

  34. >Great topic!

    My M&M is several things: books, soda, junk food and everything else that's bad for you.

    Lustee, USA

  35. >Hi there Anne. Loved the post. I totally agree. For me my m&m's or chips are anything that is open in front of me. If there is so kind of candy that is open that is sitting in my vancinty I will eat it. Even if I don't want it somehow I have eaten it. It's a disease really. I am also really bad with reading only one chapter in a book. I'll tell myself to read just one last chapter and I get to the end I turn the page and I keep reading. It's like a neverending cycle for me. I keep telling myself I will stop that I have to go to bed but to end up failing.
    Anne, I absolutely adore all of your books. You are an automatic buy author for me and your books are some of my all-time favorites. You were one of the first historical authors that I read and I can't wait for your newest book to come out. I was so happy that I was able to meet you this year at the RWA and get my picture with you. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of one of your books.

  36. >Anne I agree about the M&M's! They are not allowed in my house for that very reason! I think my biggest downfall is Potato Chips and French Onion dip. Oh no! Now that I've said that my mouth has started watering thinking about them. Shoot…now I'm going to have to venture out in this miserable weather and get some!


    New York

  37. >I am obsessed with books. I cannot go into a store and only buy one book. Also, when I start reading a book, I want to continue reading multiple books.

    smccar1 at hotmail dot com


  38. >Cid – cookie dough…for SURE. And now that I'm thinking of it, Pringles even has a jingle for this very thing, don't they? I can hear the tops popping as I type this. 🙂 You sound like a great trip-mate!

    April – Runts! We used to devour those along with Tart N' Tinies. 🙂 Question – what do you do with the M&M's? I am picturing your house as the Fort Knox of M&M's now…

    Robin K – I think that is why they make Oreos in containers with rows…so that you can eat just one row. 😉

    Artemis – chocolate and potato chips are excellent – both alone and together! Do you ever do that?

    Alice – I do that with chapters too (and books) — just one more…one more…!

    Thanks, Elisha! I just about knock over stacks of books wherever I walk, so I am with you on the books. 🙂

  39. >Hi, Andrea!! *waves back wildly* BBQ chips…oh yeah…reading these comments are making me hungry for lunch…and snacks. 🙂

    Danielle – books are always great to consume in multiple quantities! My problem has always been starting one at 12am! 🙂

    gamistress66 – have you ever paired a few kernels of popcorn with a bite of cookie, then hit repeat? I like to do that with M&M's and popcorn, but any sweet paired with salty butter will do. So yummy. 🙂

    Linda – a good cuddle every night is awesome!

    Julie – french fries, for sure!! I am a potatophile too. 🙂

    Karen – Restraint? What? What is that? 😉 I love popcorn as well, but my Mom will always win the popcorn war with me — she would eat it for every meal too, if she could. 🙂

  40. >Sorry for getting here so late! Pacific Time can be a pain. 🙂

    A giant multi-thank you ladies, for all of the nice words on the new book cover!!!

    Mary – I just saw some really cute rats at the pet store the other day. They were all snuggled together and definitely looked like the more the merrier. 🙂 I can see why you'd buy the lot! And books and truffles…yum!

    Virginia – comics and M&M's! Great combo! And comics do have some absolutely tremendous character development. And angst, for sure. 🙂

    Barbara – peanut butter cups! Yummmmmmm….

    Kris, Doritos!!

  41. >Hi everyone, I notified Anne the post was live, but it appears she's been held up somewhere. I'm sure she'll be here as soon as she can!

    So glad everyone is enjoying the posts. There are more to come through out the next several weeks!

  42. >Hi Anne,

    What a wonderful and witty blog! I very much enjoyed reading it and I so could relate to your "no chip or M&M left behind" mantra. I too feel that way so I just don't buy them. I don't have the will-power to say no.

    Since it is a new year and I am trying really hard to avoid my "food M&M's" I will say that my biggest M&M are books. Like others have posted, who can honestly go to a bookstore and just buy one?!? That is blasphemy! Whenever I visit another place I always look for the bookstores. Hey, if I have to buy a new suitcase to travel back home – so be it! I recently bought a Nook and it has somewhat helped with the clutter of the books, but there are times when I just have to hold a book. I need to be able to breathe it in. Sound silly? Probably. 🙂

    Whelp, enough about my M&M's. Good luck with your new book! The blue cover is certainly eye-catching and I am sure it will be an instant hit!

    ~ Elisha M.
    FL, USA

  43. >Things I can't say no to..
    .Reading just one more chapter before going to bed, always turns into..well..I'll read to the hour…well..I'll read to midnight…well..I might as well finish…


    Or when I'm knitting, sometimes it's just..Oh, just one more row…just this pattern repeat…

    Also, I can't say no to peanut m&ms…and I really want some now too!


  44. >OMG! I love this post — as chocolate and potato chips are my M&M's! I cannot have them in the house….as it is just Hubs and I…my downfall, my demise.

    The cover and title of this book alone is so drool worthy. And the blurb, and I'm toast!

    cindersmaria @ yahoo DOT com
    South Carolina

  45. >I could not live with just one book! Those are my M&M's! As far as eating, that would be Oreo's. Despite the chocolate smile they cause I could eat them endlessly and smile shamelessly at the same time!

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com
    MN, USA

  46. >Good Morning to all. Beautiful cover Anne. What a delightful post. I collect M&M's,I always get the new one out at Christmas,but don't so much care about eating them.Weird,I know,but they are so cute. What I can't eat just one of is Runts. I soo enjoy them,don't know why(maybe because they are sweet with a little tart).Congrats on the new book.

  47. >OMG I'm sort of in love with that blue. Which, would be a fair warning to you: I rarely am able to say no to things in blue. Yup.

    Things that call to me…

    Reading just one more page… or chapter… or book in the series before I go to bed.

    Pringles. Um. Enough said!

    Every time I make cookies I resolve to only have a tiny nibble of cookie dough. By the time the cookies have been baked I've consumed far more than "a little".

    I'm the worst person to go on a trip with, because if you're already on a trip, you might as well make it worth your while. I went on a trip to Chicago and wound up in Canada that way.

    I'm also a terrible enabler…. Yup!

    cid @ book – addicts . com
    (remove the spaces of course!)

  48. >Hi Anne,

    First, let me say I am a fan of your work. Can't wait for your latest book to hit the shelves!

    This post today is so funny and so very true! I live alone…I buy a bag of M&Ms…intending to make the bag last the whole week (or more)! HA! Fat chance! That bag doesn't stand the chance of a snowball in h*ll lasting til the end of the day! I figure..I'm alone, I bought the bag, I'll eventually eat the whole bag, so what difference does it make if I eat it all at once or spread it out over a few days…a calorie is a calorie! …sigh… I shouldn't have bought such a big bag! Same for chips! Love them too! And of course, you can never eat just one! But popcorn is my real weakness. I could eat popcorn for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And it if weren't for the hulls getting stuck in my teeth, I probably would!

    And then there's books….'nuff said! What was that you said about exercise restraint?

    kkhaas at bellsouth dot net
    NC, USA

  49. >Great question! Food wise, for me, it is french fries. Cooked potatoes in general. I love them, if there is a way to prepare a potato, I will eat it, and eat it, and it eat. 🙂 I even had mashed potato pizza one time. 🙂 For non-food items, it is books and fanily research. I always say to myself, "Self,you have a 30 minute time limit!" The next thing I know an hour, or two, has gone by!

    Love it!
    julieboo817 at gmail dot com

  50. >Hi! I LOVE your cover! The blue is strikingly gorgeous… And… I enjoyed your blog post… Congrats on your new release.

    I have a few M&Ms… I have to read a few pages of a good book before I go to sleep (Monica – thank you for giving us so many new books to choose from!)… I have to have a little piece of dark chocolate every night… I have to play & cuddle with my dogs every night.

    Thanks for this contest!

    Linda Townsend
    Florida, USA

  51. >Oh I have the sweet tooth, no doubt there so one cookie is never enough, popcorn is the same way. of course, on page or chapter of a wonderful romance is never sufficient — must read another & another & oh, it's 3 am & the books done! NO, it can't be! 😉 luckily there's another on the tbr pile waiting to take its place tomorrow so it can all start over again (if I can just be good enough to hold off till tomorrow) 🙂

    Anne – One Night is Never Enough sounds great. That will be another to add to the list 🙂

    gamistress66 (at)
    aol (dot) com

  52. >Yay! Another book to add to my must read list!!! This is great! Once you pop you just can't stop! It's all about books 🙂

    Dhester23 AT yahoo Dot com

  53. >*waving* Hi, Anne!!

    Congrats on your upcoming release! The cover is gorgeous. The blue really pops. 🙂

    Love this post. I would have to say that books and BBQ chips are my M&Ms. I can't go to the bookstore and only buy one book (can anyone?) and I certainly can't eat just one BBQ chip. And it doesn't matter what flavor of BBQ…regular, mesquite, sweet southern heat, honey, tangy Carolina…I love them all. And now I'm hungry. LOL


    (P.S. Monica, you don't have to enter me in Anne's contest as I have all of her books. 🙂 Thanks!)

  54. >good morning! I made it today! yayy!
    missed yesterday but my M&m came out! LOL 🙂
    its books new books that I havent read yet and have been waiting for! Like pleasure me I am soo waiting! but sep had a new book yesterday and my nook had it there in the morning and I worked but I didnt get anything else done! I didnt put it down till it was done and it was awsome but now I will reread it at a slower pace and enjoy it just as much! 🙂 my other this dorito's dont bring em in the house cuz I will eat the whole bag and you wont get any! 🙂
    this was a wonderful blog and it certainly makes me think of getting some m&m's this morning! LOL

    Kris b Indiana

    krysti33@ frontier dot com

  55. >Wow, that cover is gorgeous!

    I've gotta say that potato chips (the plain old salted ones) are killer for me — I cannot eat just one. I try not to keep them in the house because once the bag is opened I cannot stop. Such a weakness.

    Also, those little Reese's peanut butter cups — the perfect ratio of chocolate to peanut butter!

    BabsVick AT gmail DOT com

  56. >Hello, Anne! Congratulations on your beautiful new book, "One Night is Never Enough"! At one time, m&m's were my m&m's!!! In my much younger days, I collected comic books for many years. Hey…great comics offer classic angst-filled romance and "lost love, reunion, lost love" had to lose my love to save the world heartbreaking love stories!!! I lived at the top of a steep hill, and every Saturday, I would walk downtown to the little magazine store. I would buy that week's new comics and a big bag of plain m&m's, and then I would walk back home. As soon as I got home, I would devour the comics and the m&m's (the whole bag). The calories burned from walking back up the steep hill, and from the reading, negated the calories from the m&m's : ) Today, I would say that a good cup of coffee is one of my most essential life-savors. A really good cup of coffee should be its own food group! Sometimes it's the only thing that will do, and nothing really takes its place! Best wishes for great success!

    US Resident, GFC Follower, Subscriber

    gcwhiskas at aol dot com

  57. >Good Morning Anne and Monica,
    I loved this blog post, it was funny and yet oh so true. Who can eat just one M&M or potato chip? Not I.

    What is my M&M, well I think that depends on what I am looking at. lol I am a little obsessed with books at the moment, ok so I have been for a few years now. I have three bookshelves completely covered in books and a stack half way to the ceiling on my bedroom dresser…but when I got to a bookstore I cannot buy just one.

    When I went to pick out my rats, I was only going to get two…then I saw a third one in the cage and after that saw a fourth and had to have them all. The more the merrier, right? lol

    But my real weakness is chocolate truffles…I mean with their rick centers and chocolaty goodness, who in their right mind could eat only one?
    Nevada, USA