Thursday, July 2, 2015

Throwback Thursday: 100 Little Dolls for $1.00

100 Little Dolls for $1.00 was my first lesson about truth in advertising.  These ads appeared in the back of comic books.  They promised:

Baby Dolls
Nurse Dolls
Dancing Dolls
Costume Dolls
Ballerina Dolls
Mexican Dolls
Indian Dolls
Clown Dolls
Cowboy Dolls
Bride Dolls
Groom Dolls

Of course I wanted these dolls!  I pictured opening a box that contained dolls that looked like Barbie and Ken, or better yet, my beloved Liddle Kiddles.

What the box actually contained looked more like this:

They were teeny, tiny plastic figures that looked more like little cake decorations.  Sigh.  A lesson learned!

Do you remember the ads for 100 dolls in comic books?  Did you ever order anything else advertised in the comic book ads?  I'd love to hear from you in the comments section, below.

Book Spotlight - Summer at the Shore by V.K. Sykes

Summer at the Shore
Seashell Bay # 2
By: V.K. Sykes
Releasing June 30, 2015
Grand Central: Forever


Morgan Merrifield sacrificed her teaching career to try to save her family's bed-and-breakfast and care for her younger sister. She can't let herself get distracted by Ryan Butler. After all, the rugged ex-Special Forces soldier is only in Seashell Bay for the summer. But her longtime crush soon flares into real desire-and with one irresistible kiss, she's swept away.

Ryan values his freedom. As much as he wants Morgan, he's not ready to settle down with anyone, much less in sleepy Seashell Bay. But his code of honor doesn't allow him to leave a woman in distress-and she's in desperate need of help to fix the inn. It only takes one day working under the same roof and Ryan is already hoping for a lifetime of hot summer nights . . .

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Author Info

V.K. Sykes is really two people – Vanessa Kelly and Randy Sykes, a husband and wife team who write USA Today Bestselling contemporary romance and also romantic suspense. Randy excels at plot and characterization, but tends to fall down on the job when it comes to that pesky old thing called emotion. That’s where Vanessa steps in. She usually writes the sex scenes too, since Randy is a bit uncomfortable when it comes to that sort of stuff. Vanessa also writes award-winning Regency-set historical romance for Kensington Zebra under her own name. You can check out Vanessa’s bestselling historical romances at

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