Finding Time for You


Lately life is burning me out! Kids and health issues have sucked out the last drops from the bottom of my barrel and I’m sitting here thinking…how do I get something back for me?

I know many of you feel this way too. So how do we get back a few precious moments to fill up that hypothetical barrel? I’m listing some ways and I hope you can use a few!

1. drink a cup of tea

2. mist your pillow with lavender or vanilla spray

3. make it a PJ day!

4. plan a movie date with a friend or solo

5. when you let the dog out, close your eyes and breathe in the fresh air

6. find a star and stare at it

7. buy a candy bar–and eat it

8. unplug for just a few minutes or an hour. Don’t take your phone to the soccer game/store/bathroom

9. add fruit to your water

10. light a candle

11. drink something warm

12. do nothing but doodle for 5 minutes

13. look in the mirror and brag about something you’ve done

14. listen to a book

15. sing. loudly.

16. make a new recipe

17. cuddle your pet

18. research something you don’t know and always wanted to.

19. take a short walk

20. say no. It’s okay not to meet every demand that’s asked of you.


I know I’ll be taking my own advice with this list and doing these things more often. I hope you will too!


Em Petrova



Wrong Side of the Tracks

Since I was a little girl, I always loved those stories where opposites attract, even if it’s a lion and a mouse. As you can guess, in my teens I found ROMANCE and of course the big stern Highlander meeting the young maiden girl from the enemy clan kept me enthralled for hours.

Now that I’m an author, I can create these stories I love all by myself!


Geneva’s a lawyer in the big leagues. She drives expensive cars. And wrecks them too. Which is where Liam comes in. He’s good with his hands, you might have guessed!

I want you all to love Liam like I do and give this month’s BOOK BOYFRIEND a test drive. (I so went there with the auto mechanic pun! My oldest child would be so proud!)

Here it is!



I’d love to hear from you! Do you like opposites attract/wrong side of the tracks stories? What are some of your faves?

Stay SEXY,

Em Petrova


Back in the Saddle!

New Journeys with Friends, Old and New


I’m baaaack! Welcome to the Hardworking Heroes blog!

When I began my writing career, I had a blog, like everybody else. I loved reaching out to readers and friends to share tidbits about the sexy heroes I write about as well as small peeks into my daily life.

I hope to bring back that feeling of friendship… a book group… a place for readers to comment and chat and maybe even to find a new recipe! I want to bring you some exclusive content and chances to win a monthly giveaway. So keep watching for the next post to find out how to enter!

Author friends, I will have weekly guest spots available, and I will be collecting swag from you–gifts, trinkets, bookmarks, signed copies. All can be mailed to me and I hope to give away a nice little basket to one lucky blog follower every quarter (3 months).

I can’t wait to get started and I’d also love to hear from you. Comment below!


Em Petrova