Friday, July 31, 2015

Upcoming Book Signings

I’ll be at several Barnes and Noble Book Stores the next couple of months signing copies of The Daughters of the Roaring Twenties series. 

Join me if you can!

Sunday, August 16th at 2:00 pm
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
HarMar Mall
2100 N. Snelling Avenue
Roseville, MN 55113
Friday, September 11 at 6:00 pm
Maple Grove
Barnes and Noble Booksellers
8040 Wedgewood Lane N
Maple Grove, MN   55369

Saturday, September 26 at 1:00 pm
St. Cloud
Barnes and Noble Booksellers
3940 Division Street
St. Cloud MN 56301

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

99¢ Cowboy Sale!

There's just something about a cowboy that makes the perfect hero and July is the month to read about several of those great heroes! 

The following Harlequin titles are on sale at participating retailers July 2-30

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Best Selling Lists and Other Happenings

The Wrong Cowboy is on sale for $.99 for a limited time, and it’s really making it’s way onto best-selling lists! Thank you, thank you, thank you, to all who has purchased this book! I sincerely appreciate your support, and I hope you enjoy Marie and Stafford’s story!

We had a lovely weekend at my brother’s cabin on the lake. There is nothing like watching the sun set from the deck of a pontoon boat.  And before we left home for the lake, we celebrated our granddog, Bear’s, birthday. He turned eight, and is such a good sport when it comes to the things Grandma makes him do. 

On Tuesday of this week the print version of The Bootlegger’s Daughter will be released! (Ebook version will be August 1st) Heroes and Heartbreakers shared a ‘First Look’ about the book and a wonderful review on their blog! And CataRomance provided a great review for The Runaway Daughter on their site this weekend. One last thing…Harlequin will feature The Bootlegger’s Daughter on their Facebook page with a Spot the Difference Cover on August 21st

I also have several book signings happening at Barnes and Noble in August and September. I’ll post the locations and dates when we get a bit closer!

On the writing side, I completed the final review of Saving Marina, the Salem Witch Trials story, and learned it will be released in February 2016. I’m currently working on the edits for the Cheyenne Indian story and the Spring wedding anthology. 

Oh, and I have company coming this week!

Keep counting your blessings, they are everywhere!!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Next Up...

June is speeding past, in part due to many fun events. The last two weekends we attended local parades, which are always fun, and also left me looking about the same shade of red as a boiled-lobster. I think I’ll start using the sun block made for kids, it seems to work better than the adult version. A touch of sunburn was worth all the fun and a good smearing of coconut oil when we got home took care of the sting. I do love coconut oil and use it for many, many things. Last Friday I decided to finally tear up the old floor in the upstairs bathroom and put down the tile squares I’d purchased eons ago. They are the foot square pre-glued tiles, so you just peal and stick. The glue managed to squeeze through a bit, so once I was done, I used coconut oil to wipe it away and it worked wonderfully. The floor looks nice and didn’t take long, which made me wonder why I kept putting it off.  

Next up...JULY! Summer is truly here! 

The arrival of July will bring several things, a family reunion, the fun celebration of our wonderful country on the 4th, and the release of the first Daughters of the Roaring Twenties books! The Runaway Daughter releases July 1st! I had so much fun researching and writing these books, and I love the covers the Harlequin art department created for them! 

Daughters of the Roaring Twenties: their hair is short and their skirts are even shorter!

From stowaway…

After years of playing the local gin joint to pay off his father’s debts, talented musician Brock Ness has landed a radio gig in Chicago. Now he’s on the up-and-up, his next stop is securing the dame of his dreams, Ginger Nightingale…

…to Chicago celebrity!

If Brock is headed for fortune and fame, Ginger won’t be left behind! She may be the youngest of the Nightingale sisters, but she’s old enough to know what she wants. And Brock is right at the top of her wish list!

Of all the speakeasies, in all the world…

Mysterious city slicker Ty Bradshaw might have won her father's trust, but everyone knows Norma Rose is the true boss of Nightingale's resort. And it'll take more than that charming smile to shake the feeling that Ty is not all he seems…

....He walks into hers. 

Ty is a federal agent on a personal mission of revenge. But he hasn't figured on falling for a bootlegger's daughter. Suddenly, flirting with headstrong Norma Rose seems far more exhilarating than chasing gangsters!

For every wild child… 
No more watching from the sidelines for Twyla Nightingale: her feet are firmly on the dance floor! She won't let anyone sour the delicious taste of freedom—especially not Forrest Reynolds, back in town after all this time. 

…there's a guy who thinks she's the bee's knees. 

Forrest didn't expect a warm welcome from the Nightingale sisters, not after their lives had been so dramatically upturned. But seeing the challenge in Twyla's eyes, Forrest takes this rebel for a wild dance she won't forget!

Often the quietest people… 

Josie Nightingale has always been the odd girl out. While her sisters swoon over guys, she's busy trying to change the world! Which isn't easy with Eric "Scooter" Wilson watching her every move.

…have the biggest secrets! 

She may be out of his league, but the day Scooter rescued Josie from jail and discovered her secret, he vowed he'd do anything to protect her. And if keeping Josie safe means not letting this stubborn dame out of his sight—then so be it!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Coming Soon and Fairy Houses

I am so excited book one in The Daughters of the Roaring Twenties, The Runaway Daughter will be released in just 18 days! I had so much fun writing these books and hope readers enjoy them! I also am excited to say the title for my Salem Witch Trial story has been finalized. Saving Marina will be released in 2016! This weekend I’m working on the edits for the Cheyenne Indian story…fun times all the way around. 

Speaking of fun times, I have to share what happened last night! The girls found a fairy house down in our woods. 

They were very excited, and Hayley claimed it was the ‘real thing’ because of the fairy dust on it and the ground around it. 

As you can see from the pictures, it has carpet a match-box bed and table/chair set. 

In about three hours last night I learned more about fairies than I ever imagined. Hayley is an expert considering Tinkerbell is somewhat of an idol for her. 

Magic, don’t you just love it?

Stay happy!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Cover Reveal

Here is the cover for The Runaway Daughter, the first story in the Daughter’s of the Roaring Twenties series. The Runaway Daughter is Ginger’s story, and will be released July 1st in ebook only. 

It will be followed by The Bootlegger’s Daughter in August, The Rebel Daughter in September, and The Forgotten Daughter in September. 

We’ve had some busy weekends around here. Our youngest bought a house, which needed a lot of cleaning and painting, and of course, now that summer is just around the corner, there are plenty of things to be seen to in the yard. It is rewarding though, to see a fresh coat of paint on walls and flowers opening up, and there is nothing like the smell of fresh cut grass. 

We’ve also had spring concerts and a Kindergarten graduation to attend. 

On the writing side, I’m happy to say my Cheyenne Indian story is with my editor and I’m almost done with the next one in my contract—a spring wedding story. Then I’ll start working on one about a lumber baron in Colorado. 

A Fortune for the Outlaw’s Daughter, which was released May 1st, continues to receive lovely reviews. I’m so happy about that, and sincerely thank everyone who has taken the time to read it and write a review. I wasn’t sure how an Alaskan gold rush story would go over. 

The sun is shining here right now, so I’m heading out to transplant a few more flowers—some of my flower beds are too full, so I’m creating some new ones. Wish me luck—I’m not known for my green thumb!

I hope you all have a wonderful long weekend, and that you have a moment to reflect upon Memorial Day.

Stay happy!