Lots of Fun News!

on November 23, 2013

Next week is going to be awesome and not just because I get to eat lots of turkey, dressing, and brownies (without gaining a pound. That’s how holidays work, right?)

Cover High Res UTtCFirst off, UP TO THE CHALLENGE was selected to be featured in this week’s Kindle Select 25! (That’s actually a direct quote from the email I received. Thank you, Jessica.) I think I was already part of this promotion, but they’ve opted to keep me in at least another week. Which means I’ll be part of the Kindle Select 25 until at least November 28th.

Awesome, huh? But wait, there’s more!

For those who have yet to learn about the Kindle Love Stories podcast, it’s a lovely feature created by Amazon that focuses on the latest in romance. You can listen every week to learn about the authors turning out some of the best books in the genre, and hear what the reviewers are raving about.

To go along with the podcast, there is a $0.99 book special title every week, and next week that title will be…


MTB High Res largerI’m so excited about this. If you started the series with UP TO THE CHALLENGE, this means you can pick up MEANT TO BE for just $0.99 and see how Joe and Beth got together. The best part, it will be set at this price for the whole week – Monday Nov 25 to Sunday Dec 1.

All you have to do is head over to the Kindle Love Stories blog to find the deal. (I’ll post a direct link on Monday both here and on social media.) Any help spreading the word next week will be greatly appreciated. Who doesn’t like a bargain, right? And especially this time of year!

There’s one more little announcement I have to make. I am happy to report that starting December 14th, I will have a new boss. ME! I am ditching the day job for a life of leisure at home. Okay, that’s not true. I am leaving the day job to make writing the day job instead of the nights & weekends job.

And who do I have to thank for this? YOU! Imagine me giving you all the biggest virtual hug ever to be hugged. I am chasing the dream and you all are keeping me dancing along the clouds. I know I say it often, but seriously. Readers. Are. Awesome.

Excerpts and Other Updates

on February 5, 2013

MEANT TO BE, the first in my Anchor Island series, comes out May 21 and that means life is about to get crazy. Okay, so it was already crazy. Crazier then. The cover should be ready for public viewing any day now (can’t wait!), but now we have a blurb up on Amazon and I’ve added an excerpt to my website. Want to read the opening scene to get a taste of the story? Go here.

UP TO THE CHALLENGE, book 2 in the series, is almost ready for my editor, but an excerpt of that one is also available on my website. Sid Navarro is the heroine of this book, and she might be my favorite character to write ever. (Not that I’ve written hundreds, but still.) She’s tiny and tough, feisty and ferocious. There’s nothing girly about her, yet she has a heart of gold she keeps hidden under a hard-as-nails outer shell.

Watching (and helping) Lucas Dempsey break through that shell has been so much fun. He had some tough lessons to learn along the way, but like all great heroes, he comes around in the end. If you’d like to step into Sid’s head for a few pages, go here and read the excerpt for book 2.

All very exciting, right? But wait, there’s more!

Thanks to my lovely editor, book 3 in the series now has a title. HOME TO STAY brings a little mystery to Anchor Island.

Willow Parsons, or Will to her friends, isn’t looking for love on Anchor Island. In fact, she can’t even think about a future while she’s still running from the past. But Randy Navarro manages to slip behind her walls and give her a reason to stop running. Until her past shows up and threatens to ruin everything. Does she run or will the family she’s made on Anchor help her defeat the demon ex for good?

Sounds ominous, but there will still be lots of laughs, a Zen master hero who is roughly the size of a barn, and all the characters you’ll have grown to love in the first two books. With a couple new ones added to the mix.

I can’t wait to share this series with readers. If you want MEANT TO BE the moment it’s available, go to Amazon and preorder now. (Just click on the title to go straight to the site.)