Story News

Story News:

Last Thursday I sent The Trouble with Love to my editor. Yay! I expect it returned in 2 weeks or so and then I’ll begin the fun of incorporating her changes and suggestions for improving the story. I actually do enjoy edits so I’m looking forward to that. I also finalized the book cover design for the book too, but I’m just waiting for my editor to weigh in on the blurb before sharing with everyone and updating everything.

A New Office:

While I was putting the final touches on The Trouble with Love my darling beloved completed a new office space for us. Isn’t my side awesome! My hubby is amazing.

I’d had a room to myself, unused spare room at the back of the house, for a number of years but we decided it was time to set up a shared workspace as he’s become more involved with the business side of my publishing efforts. The little room was just a bit too cozy for two and we were tripping over each other to get anything done.

I’ve settled into the new space pretty smoothly and quickly this past week which makes me really happy. I’m also in the heart of the house now and all I need to do is relearn how to: focus despite the activity around me, ignore the often stunning lake view outside, and stay out of the kitchen during office hours. Except for making coffee. Coffee fuels my writing days.

I’m really looking forward to writing a lot of stories here. Stay tuned…


Trouble, Racy Romance, Free Books and Cash Giveaway

There is just a few days to go before The Trouble with Love must be sent to my editor. I’ll be spending this week listening to it on my shiny new red wireless headphones. I have loved writing this story, this couple made me laugh so often, and am eagerly looking forward to polishing my manuscript up for publication when it comes back. Just in case you missed it, The Trouble with Love can be pre-ordered now. I’ll be sharing the cover and blurb around the middle of September. Links on the book page.

Something new: Hot Winter Nights Collection

I was very honored to be invited to include a story in the Hot Winter Nights Racy Regency romance collection by author Nina Mason. My story, The Duke and I, is a humorous sexy romp. My hero, Nicolas, is mature aged single father with a daughter on the cusp of her first season. He’s a bit onerous about that event and about losing a woman who has become his confidant and companion too.

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Engaging the Enemy is FREE!

You’ll find Engaging the Enemy, book 1 of the Wild Randalls series marked down to free right now at most retailers. Amazon hasn’t price matched as yet, but I expect them to do so soon. Hope you’ll check it out and grab a copy. Leopold Randall has come home to England to find his family and face the demons of his past. The question is, however, if he’s fully prepared to engage the enemy, the Duchess of Romsey, when she’s intimately tangled in his past.

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Back to School $250 Giveaway

August 17th to September 7th

  I’m participating in a fabulous giveaway with a wonderful group of bloggers and authors right now! Enter for your chance to win $250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon Gift Card. Sponsor List I Am A Reader Geybie’s Book Blog S.T. Bende Lori’s Reading Corner Laurisa White Reyes Every Free Chance Books The Editing Hall Simple Wyrdings Author Al Stone D.S. Venetta ~ Organic Gardening for Kids! Anna del C. Dye My Life. One Story at a Time. Heather Boyd Regency Romance Author Author Mary Ting Author Inger Iversen Krysten Lindsay Hager author Kindle and Me Erin Richards Glistering: B’s Blog Helen Smith Donna K. Weaver Carrie @ Reading Is My SuperPower Bookhounds Alexandrea Weis Caroline Clemmons Author D.E. Haggerty Diana’s Book Reviews Bound 4 Escape More Than a Review Heather @ Townsend House Spirit Filled eBooks The Serious Reader Author Felicia Starr The Page Unbound CoolCatMysteries Heather Gray, Christian Romance Mary from YourDesignerDog Karmack by JC Whyte Kasey’s Book Reviews

Giveaway Details

$250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 eGift Card Ends 9/7/17 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal or gift codes via Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.

Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the authors, bloggers and publishers on the sponsor list.


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Site problems and the next book release

A few weeks ago I lost my website. A small tweak and the site broke completely. Unfortunately, the things I’d been doing regularly, backups etc, didn’t quite work out as they should. WordPress couldn’t cope with the size of the site and I lost all but the blog posts and four pages of a 50 plus author website.

Not fun! I am slowly rebuilding from scratch so I apologize if visitors find odd bits wonky page and there still.

Next release: Once a Husband

The new Hunt Club story releases in three weeks time. Angelo Marinari will finally have his day on the page and I cannot wait to share his story with you all! Bracknell had almost given up on him too. This will be the final chapter in the Hunt Club series and I hope readers enjoy the conclusion. My naughty regency boys have been a lot of fun to match up and get into trouble. The series was first published in 2011.

Once a Husband

Husband. Father. Son. Earl. Rupert Manning has thoroughly lost his way. Already resigned to a loveless marriage, he never expected that to be taken away from him too when his wife is murdered. Implicated her death unless he can clear his name, he’s determined to uncover her murderer and the secrets of her life—so that he too might be free to live the life he should have fought for.

Five years ago Angelo Marinari limped away from his life gravely wounded and hid from everyone he’d ever known and loved. Now earning his way as a fighter and entertainer, Angelo is resigned to his life until fate lands the love of his life at his feet—bloody and beaten and breathtakingly defiant. Saving Lord Bracknell complicates everything but is he strong enough to abandon the earl twice when he and his son are in grave danger?

Once a Husband will be available for sale on September 5, pre-orderable now.


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You can read a message from Angelo to readers in the previous post.