Good Deal on a Boxed Set

Hello everyone, and Happy New Year!

I’m pleased to announce that one of my novels, The Blue Dolphin, is now part of a romantic suspense boxed set. Closer to Danger features some wonderful romantic suspense authors. Check it out on Amazon and read the interesting blurbs. It’s quite a deal too. $2.99 for five novels by five different authors! What a way to get a taste of these author’s work.

Here is the link: http://amzn.com/B078QYPBGS

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Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a fabulous 2018! May the year bring you a bounty of peace, happiness, and comfort.

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Happy Everything!

Whatever you celebrate, however you plan to enjoy the Holy days of the season, I hope you also find time to chill out, rest up, and dream big. Wishing you Happy Everything!

 

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Goodreads Giveaway

I’m offering one autographed copy of One Unforgettable Friday. Contest ends on Monday, December 18, 2017.

Pop over to Goodreads to enter the giveaway:

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/29050-one-unforgettable-friday

 

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One Unforgettable Friday

To celebrate the release today, December 4, 2017, of One Unforgettable Friday, I’m offering twelve chances for you, my wonderful readers, to win a stocking stuffer:

Updated to show winners:

  1. One print edition of One Unforgettable Friday: Kim
  2. One Print Edition of One Unforgettable Friday: Mary
  3. One Kindle version of One Unforgettable Friday: Laura
  4. ditto: Cassandra
  5. ditto: Nan
  6. ditto: Thea (who posted on the wrong page 🙂 )
  7. One silver cuff bracelet from Brighton: Laura
  8. One silver bookmark from Brighton: Cassandra
  9. One pretty, purse-sized, notepad from Brighton: Nan
  10. One silver mirrored business card case: Kim
  11. One Amazon gift card value $10: Kay
  12. One Amazon gift card value $10: Jill

***I will contact you all for email addresses and or mailing address. Post office mailings should go out no later than Monday, and Amazon gifts should post as soon as i get your correct email. Thanks for playing! 🙂

To enter, merely leave a hello or a wave in the comments. I will draw the names from my trusty hat, without peeking. If any prizes are left, I’ll then resubmit all names into the hat and draw again. I’ll gift the books through Amazon, so they can be mailed to the winner, or anyone the winner chooses. This offer ends at noon on Friday, December 8, 2017. Winners will be announced here and on Facebook, and you will be contacted via the email on record. Thanks for playing, and whatever you plan for the Holidays, I hope your season will be delightful.

One Unforgettable Friday

Lizzie York, a young paraplegic, has the chance to teach at a new school in Oldcastle. On a quest for independence, and to live alone, out from her brother’s watchful eye, she encounters discrimination from narrow-minded villagers. Toss into the mix: a school employee who sets her heart racing, a home of her own, and work she is passionate about.

Peter Barrington, a London solicitor, invests in Bright Academy. Having experienced pain and loss in his past, he became a workaholic. He now desires a quiet life in the country. He meets Lizzie, is immediately smitten, but respects her need for independence. As they work together, their mutual respect and love grows.

When someone hides in the woods and photographs them, Peter does everything in his power to protect Lizzie. But Lizzie is up for a fight. Will their love be strong enough to overcome hatred, and intent to harm, so they can forge a future together?

Excerpt:

“I do apologize for the interruption, ladies.” He smiled at Lina. “I need a document signed. From the county. This should be the last. And I have a couple of things to go over with you.”

“Okay,” Lina said, chewing at the sweet in her mouth and swallowing. “No problem.”

Lizzie tried hard to ignore the handsome man who caused her stomach to flutter and her heart to pound. His deep baritone voice, smooth as honey, trickled to places it had no business. She cleared her throat and resisted the urge to clap her hands. “We need to get started.” The women had no clue how much work was involved. She took a quick peek at Peter. He and Lina could attend to business, but this project had to start right away. “In front of you is a stack of yellow netting, a pair of pinking shears, green ribbon and…wait for it, a dish of boiled sweets.”

In three long strides, Peter crossed the room and stood beside her. He wasn’t an overly tall man, his body wiry but muscular. He picked up a piece of the netting and rubbed it between long, tapered fingers, then glanced about at the ribbons and sweets, his gaze turning thoughtful. “This is amazing. The place looks like a factory. I might need photos.” He fished out his phone.

“No. No pictures, please.” Lina swatted his arm.

Lizzie doubted she’d ever think a wise thought again as she inhaled the man’s delicious scent: clean linen and citrus mixed with something spicy. She swallowed hard, overcome by his nearness. The way the room lacked air. The way his long, elegant fingers, lightly held the netting.

 

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Special Sale

I’m happy to announce that Amazon will offer Unlock the Truth (book 1 of Desert Heat series) for $0.99 cents for the month of December. Yay! This is a special book for me as it launched my career with The Wild Rose Press. It was later re-published by Amazon Encore.

Dena Roman needs closure. Three months ago, her sister’s murdered body was found in the California desert. When a second body is found at the same site, Dena jeopardizes her public relations position to go undercover and investigate. But falling for the main suspect isn’t part of her plan. Zeke Cabrera needs help. He sold a portion of his family’s Three C’s Estates to keep his citrus farm afloat, but when bodies are unearthed on the site, he’s suspected of murder. Help comes in the form of a communications expert who makes all the difference in his life and business–and in his heart. Amidst an attack on her life and run-ins with a cantankerous foreman, Dena digs for the truth, even as she forms a strong bond with Zeke. But can their newly found love survive all the deep secrets hidden at Three C’s Estates?

Here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/B014RUQ6DI

 

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New Release!

I’m thrilled to announce a new release in the third, and probably (never say never) final book in the English Village series: One Unforgettable Friday. 

RELEASE DATE: December 4, 2017

Available now for PRE-ORDER at Amazon, and Wild Rose Press. Other venues available in a few days.

BLURB:

Lizzie York, a young paraplegic, has the chance to teach at a new school in Oldcastle. On a quest for independence, and to live alone, out from her brother’s watchful eye, she encounters discrimination from narrow-minded villagers. Toss into the mix: a school employee who sets her heart racing, a home of her own, and work she is passionate about.

Peter Barrington, a London solicitor, invests in Bright Academy. Having experienced pain and loss in his past, he became a workaholic. He now desires a quiet life in the country. He meets Lizzie, is immediately smitten, but respects her need for independence. As they work together, their mutual respect and love grows.

When someone hides in the woods and photographs them, Peter does everything in his power to protect Lizzie. But Lizzie is up for a fight. Will their love be strong enough to overcome hatred, and intent to harm, so they can forge a future together?


 

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99Cent Sale

I’ve put the second book in the English Village series, One Truth Revealed, on sale today! It should run for two weeks: http://amzn.com/B0714BRTBW

 

 

If you haven’t read One Safe Place yet, they can be read out of order, or you can snag the first book for $2.99 http://amzn.com/B01MEESMRD

Happy reading!

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I Did Not Win!

Wah! Ha ha.

Nope, I did not win the coveted RONE award for my novel, One Safe Place, but I was thrilled to be nominated.

I did have a wonderful time at InD’Scribe conference in Burbank, California. The Marriott hotel was a great venue, and the service incredible. I met so many people and each one friendlier than the last. There were costume balls, dancing, tons of food, good drinks, and great conversations. The theme this year was medieval Scotland, and some of the dresses were gorgeous. Next year will be a mystery theme, and I’m envisioning Sherlock Holmes, Vera, Miss Marple…the list goes on, and on.

Until then…

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Grief and Healing

Grief. How do you handle it? When traumatic events occur in the world, how do you keep your sanity, your grasp on what is good on this earth, and continue to enjoy life knowing others have passed, suffered, or still suffer? You make a donation. You say a prayer. You shed tears. But is it enough? September, and so far in October, there have been so many horrible happenings around the world, that for most of us our heads are still spinning. One almost stops listening to the news each morning for fear something else equally as dreadful has happened. But that isn’t the answer, because we must always stay connected and aware of our surroundings.

I tend to withdraw from the world. I read, a lot. That isn’t the answer either. However, it is a necessary part of my healing. The television stays off, except for maybe a favorite show on the BBC. I read stories of love, hope, and friendship. I give thanks that authors pen romances, and that I can include myself in that group. To bring someone enjoyment and comfort in a time of need is why I choose to write romance. This week, Arabella, by Georgette Heyer, and For the Roses, by Julie Garwood, have brought me peace and trust that despite tragedy, we will find our way back.

Now I’m heading off to make another donation, and to see who I need to call, or email, or text, to get these ridiculous gun laws changed. Too many lives have been cut short. Too much blood has been shed. It has to stop. I hope you’ll join with me in taking action.

 

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