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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!!

My family has always been ones to dress up. We would always decorate the house and have fun. It actually wasn't until I started working (when my youngest was in Kindergarten) when I started dressing up myself for Halloween. I think I'll always do this now. :) It's too much fun to stop!

So I'm sharing some pics with you of my family. Enjoy!

Me and my adorable grandkids, Xavier & Gracelyn


Such silly kids!

YIKES! Don't look too close... SCARY!

Me, my oldest daughter Chrystal (standing next to me) and her two friends by her.

I know...you're thinking this is one crazy bunch of people. You're RIGHT!




She's such a little princess/fairy! She doesn't know which one she likes better. lol

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Dreaming of You

I have a new story coming soon. This is a romantic comedy / Inspirational. Hopefully I can get it published in the next week or so for you ereaders. PERFECT for Christmas!  And yes, I'll soon have a print copy available, too. Although the theme of this story isn't centered around Christmas, it does take place during the holiday season.



Katelyn Palmer never believed any harm could come from using her college crush as the hero in her first romance novel--the novel that jumpstarted her writing career. However, when Shane Hunter storms into town, demanding to meet the writer who used his idenity Katelyn is confronted with more than her long silent emotions. If Shane takes her to court she could her career would be over.

Shane is locked in a custody battle for his four-year-oldtwins. After the death of his ex-wife, his former sister-in-law insists he is an unfit father and had an affair while married. Her proof – a romace novel with striking similarities to Shane's life within the pages. He must convince author, Katelyn Palmer, to confress the truth or he'll loose his children. Katelyn insists the book is nothing more than coincidence, but the excuse is not enough to appease his sister-in-law. Desperate to get to the truth Shane befriends Katelyn but he does not expect to be attracted to her, even more unexpected is the joy he finds watching his twins fall in love with the woman who is stealing his heart, too...

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop

I'm part of another book giveaway hop!! There are over 400 other blogs participating in this hop, so don't forget to hop on over to this blog and find them all! http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com/2012/08/spooktacular-giveaway-hop-sign-ups.html


For this hop, I'll be giving away some of my ebooks! Please leave a comment to which book you would like to win, along with your name and email - and become a 'follower' of my blog!

For those who love to read Inspirational romances, I'm giving away "Love Me Always" (book 1 in series) (PDF).


No Way Out – Catherine Martin is trapped. Either she wed an elderly man and commit to a marriage without love, or continue living with the father who believes her guilty of murder and one foot outside the asylum. Catherine picks marriage to the Duke of Ashton, Grant Fielding. However, when she stays with the Fielding family before the wedding, she doesn’t plan on falling in love…with Grant’s nephew, Nicholas.

Destined for a lonely life – Nicholas Fielding loves his uncle’s soon-to-be bride, and has loved her since they were children. Now Nick must choose between his dying uncle's last wish to marry, and the woman who will make Nick happy for the rest of his life. No matter how hard Nick tries, he cannot stop his love for Catherine.

A flurry of accidents begins to happen around the Fielding estate and soon all accusing eyes turn to Catherine. When accidents escalate to murder, suspicions expound and even Catherine’s father believes she’s gone mad. Does Nick love her enough to discover the truth?





For those who love to read humorour historical romances, I'm giving away "The Sweetest Kiss" (PDF).
Lord Trey Worthington isn’t about to give his heart to a woman. He does not want a marriage like his parents. But when his mother brings in a childhood acquaintance into the home to sponsor into society, Trey has to get Miss Faraday trained properly. The more he gets to know Judith, the more he yearns for something he doesn’t dare reach for. Judith is after a faithful husband—something Trey has been convinced most of his life he’ll never become.

Judith Faraday is only after one thing—to marry her Naval Officer and enjoy a life full of love. She’s doubtful her dream will ever come true while living as the ward to the dowager duchess. However, the longer Judith is with the dowager’s son, Trey, an attraction blossoms. Judith now wonders if God has different plans for her life, because Trey doesn’t believe in the sanctity of marriage . . . the very thing Judith cannot do without.





And for those who love to read just a little more sensual stories with a LOT of suspense - "In The Arms of Danger" (PDF).

Taylor Marshal and her daughter need protecting, yet the bodyguard assigned is the one man she fears the most.

Four years earlier, Taylor gave her heart to a stranger – and married him in a quick Bermuda ceremony. A week later her hopes were crushed when she finds out her new husband, Cory Ross, was a hit man. When she witnesses him take another man’s life then watches her new found love fall from a cliff after being shot, her heart shatters. Now she sees Cory Ross is alive – and back in her life as her own personal bodyguard, yet how can she trust him?

Cory thought his luck had changed after his near death experience in the Bahamas. But when he looks into the eyes of the woman who he suspects had something to do with his accident, he realizes his new assignment to protect Taylor and her young daughter will be a literal nightmare. But to fall in love all over again with Taylor Marshall will be sheer torture.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

We have WINNERS!!

I want to thank everyone who entered my contest. THANK YOU!!

So, I picked the winners, and here they are...

(drum roll)

Winner of "Secrets After Dark" - Gayle! (@byu)











Winner of "The Sweetest Kiss" - Amy Campbell











Winner of "A Walk In Heaven" - Dawn Lefleur










THANKS AGAIN!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Happily Ever After - Giveaway Hop

Yeah! I'm part of another giveaway hop!  I'm excited for this one.  I'm going to give away a PRINT book that has a "Happily Ever After".  Hmm...which one should I pick - since ALL my books have that kind of ending.



Okay, I've decided to give away THREE of my print books.  All you have to do to enter is leave a comment with your name and email and which book you would like for a chance to win.  Oh - and it would be nice if you follow my blog, too. :)  The contest goes from Oct. 9th to the 14th so I'll pick winners on the 15th and I'll post the winners on my blog.


"A Walk In Heaven" (Christian historical romance)

In the early hours of the morning, Careen becomes Matthew Grayson’s wife…and then in a blink of an eye, his widow. How can she tell the family she’s never met that her own cousin is responsible for their son’s death? While she waits for the right moment to admit the cousin’s guilt, a budding attraction grows between Careen and her new brother-in-law, Joshua. But this will only complicate matters, especially when the truth finally comes out.

Joshua Grayson could never understand why his brother left the family ranch to wed – in secret – a woman he’d never met. And now Matthew is dead. Killed just moments after taking his wedding vows. Joshua struggles with both resentment and a growing attraction for his mysterious sister-in-law. He knows Careen is hiding something, but can he give love another chance or is he just setting up his heart for another break?


"The Sweetest Kiss" (clean Regency romance)

Lord Trey Worthington isn’t about to give his heart to a woman. He does not want a marriage like his parents. But when his mother brings in a childhood acquaintance into the home to sponsor into society, Trey has to get Miss Faraday trained properly. The more he gets to know Judith, the more he yearns for something he doesn’t dare reach for. Judith is after a faithful husband—something Trey has been convinced most of his life he’ll never become.

Judith Faraday is only after one thing—to marry her Naval Officer and enjoy a life full of love. She’s doubtful her dream will ever come true while living as the ward to the dowager duchess. However, the longer Judith is with the dowager’s son, Trey, an attraction blossoms. Judith now wonders if God has different plans for her life, because Trey doesn’t believe in the sanctity of marriage . . . the very thing Judith cannot do without.


"Secrets After Dark" (clean Historical paranormal romance) just in time Halloween, right?

Will Hannah be Thornton Manor's latest victim?

Residing at Thornton Manor under the premise of courting Jonathan Thornton, Hannah Forester intends to find out who murdered her father - and why. After all, Jonathan's brother Morgan was the last person to visit Peter Forester before his demise. But upon her arrival at Thoronton Manor, Hannah is informed that Morgan perished the previous year in a house fire. She soon learns the manor is full of secrets: a ghost haunting the East Wing, a white wolf that roams the grounds by night, and the story of a curse-protected treasure on the neighboring island. Most disturbingly, Hannah discovers that numerous young women have visited the manor only to vanish without a trace.

When a hooded, deep-voiced man visits Hannah's bedroom late at night, warning her to leave the manor for her own safety, she realizes he must be Morgan Thornton. But why does he hide in the East Wing, and why does his family insist he is but a ghost? As Hannah falls in love with the handsome older brother, she must continue to court Jonathan in order to remain at the estate. Can she convince Morgan where her true loyalties lie? And will she uncover the Thorntons' secrets quickly enough to solve her father's murder before she loses her own life?


Now...to find MORE giveaways - click on this link - I Am A Reader Not A Writer

Unveiling new covers!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ME!!!  Yeah, that's how I feel every time I get a new book cover.  Well...two of them aren't really new - at least the stories aren't - but I've given these books a face lift. I wanted all my stories in a series to resemble each other, so I asked my wonderful cover artist - Sheri McGathy - and this is what she came up with.  I am sooooo pleased!!

Book #1

Switching roles and the pursuit of freedom come together in the hunt to discover who can be trusted and who is really the traitor during the Colonial times. Mercedes Maxwell’s sister’s last wish was for Mercedes to find evidence against Kat’s husband, William Braxton, and have him hung as a traitor to the crown. Mercedes isn’t na├»ve when it comes to capturing traitors, because her own deceased husband had once been an agent for the King when they lived in England.

When she meets William Braxton for the first time, all is not as it seems. Portraying her twin, Mercedes knows this is the only way to get close enough to William to discover his secrets. What she finds along the way are little surprises she hadn’t counted on, especially when she begins to give her heart to a man who may be a spy against the crown.




Book #2

Seeking revenge from the man who betrayed him and had him almost hung for piracy, buccaneer turned highwayman Marcus Thorne kidnaps his enemy’s daughter. Although captivated by her enchanting beauty, he’s forced to let her go when he discovers Isabelle is a Navy spy with the power to endanger the lives of his men.

After her release, Isabelle can’t stop thinking about her masked abductor, Captain Hawk, the pirate who stole her heart but whose face she’s never seen. Affianced to a man who strangely reminds her of the man whose kisses set her ablaze, she marries him, only to discover he’s not who he seemed to be. But then…neither is she.
 



Book #3 (not yet published)

In a world where freedom is questioned and everything in in turmoil, Lady Sarah Emiline Townshend needs to hide her identity for fear mobs will kill her and her family after her uncle—a political leader—passed laws that the good citizens in Boston did not approve of.  Her father sends her to stay with some longtime friends of his in New Hampshire. Before she arrives, she decides to switch places with her maid. Now her name is Emmie, not Lady Sarah. This way she won’t have to look over her shoulder constantly, and she’ll be free of the restricting title of “Duke’s daughter”. But when she meets a handsome man, she suddenly wants him to look at her as a woman—not a servant. Protecting her life is more important.

 Gabriel Lawrence’s pirate ship is almost captured and this time it was too close. He and his crew need to hide for a few months in hopes of the Royal Navy forgetting about them. During his stay at his aunt and uncle’s in New Hampshire, he meets the niece of one of his enemies—Charles Townshend. Because she doesn’t know who Gabe is, he will become close to her to see if she knows any more of her uncle’s secrets. But the beauty of her maid, Emi, captures his attention, and her quirky personality keeps him wanting more. But her over-zealous nature for adventure places both of them in danger and he is forced to play the honorable rogue.

How can he protect them both when an unknown spy is always one step ahead…and wants Gabe dead?

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Which one?

I'm trying to decide which cover is the best. Please vote!! The last pic is the 2nd book in the series. I kind of wanted the books to resemble each other in some way...


NEW COVER

CURRENT COVER

NEXT BOOK IN THE SERIES