Friday, November 25, 2022

Looking for a Holiday Read to Escape? Try my new Cape Cod romance!

 

With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, the Christmas season kicks into full gear... or maybe you need a breather after yesterday's festivities. Can I suggest taking a small break and treating yourself to a quick holiday read? Available on AMAZON

The first few reviews made me smile ~ 5 stars and kind words ~ and then I woke up this morning to a 1-star rating with no written review yet. Not sure why the reader didn't like my story, or hated it enough to leave a 1-star review. My guess is that they didn't expect it to have explicit sex. They were looking for a sweet romance.

This isn't really a sweet romance. 

The character do have sex. You know, as adults tend to do after a few dates.

The definition of "sweet" when you're talking romance books is that there is nothing explicit. Everything stays behind firmly closed doors, even in the minds of the characters. Maybe kissing is involved, but even that is chaste and you don't discuss anything going on below the belly button.

On the other hand, this isn't "erotica", which is explicit descriptions of sex for the sake of sex, and may include bondage, S&M, and all those 50 Shades scenarios.

There is a definite relationship that develops between the characters in this story, and leads to a happily ever after. On a heat scale, I'd say this would only rate 3 flames, as it's more focused on the story arc than the bedroom antics.

So if that's not your cup of cocoa, please don't buy my book. 

If you like your holiday romance with a little heat, then give this a try.

Grab it on AMAZON

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Release Day for ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS COOKIE

 

It never gets old - being able to say 
"I have a new book coming out today!"

Excited for this release and this story - hope that readers find it just as enjoyable! to celebrate, I'm joining N.N.Light's 4th annual SNUGGLE UP readathon today too! Check it out for an exclusive excerpt from my book, and a bit of a chat. Visit the site here: https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/snuggle-up-with-these-books

The event goes all month long and features some great books to snuggle up with as the temperatures begin to dip... and there's a big Giveaway too for $75 Amazon gift card! Rafflecopter runs through the end of November.You must have an active Amazon US or Amazon Canada account to be eligible to win. Open internationally. Good luck!


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Saturday, October 29, 2022

Christmas is Coming! PreOrder Available NOW!

 

Not to rush the holidays, but December is right around the corner. I may not like seeing the chocolate Santas on the shelf next to the Halloween candy, but it seems it's time to start planning ahead...

I'm so excited about this new Christmas story! Set on Cape Cod in December, this is the story of two locals -- a guy who might be ready to settle down, and a girl who's itching to shake the sand out of her shoes. Sparks fly when they meet at the Holiday Stroll in Harwichport, and the chemistry continues to simmer through several other Cape Cod holiday events...

 Here's the back of book blurb:

Matt Jamieson is done with casual hookups, but his playboy reputation isn’t easy to shake off. Volunteering with his niece’s scout troop is the ticket to showing everyone he’s ready to settle down, but the fiery redhead who pushes all his buttons is an obstacle he didn’t anticipate.

Chelsea Greene never meant to move back to Cape Cod. Thanks to grad school loans and a mountain of debt from her cheating ex, she’s once again sleeping in her childhood bed. But when the holidays and the annual open house competition roll around, her mom asks for a favor she can’t refuse.

All Chelsea needs to do is go on a date with the obnoxious guy from the craft fair to get the cookie recipe her mother needs. But when one date turns into two, and then three… can they still blame it on the Snickerdoodles? Or is there a pinch of holiday magic in that secret recipe?

The thing I love most about this story is the real holiday events that Matt and Chelsea take part in throughout the book. Cape Cod has so many great holiday events throughout December, including a holiday stroll in every town on the Cape. There are so many more fun things to do for the holidays, but I had to pick and choose a few of my favorites. Having been a Scout mom and stood behind that craft table at the church for too many years, it made sense to start the story there, lol.

If you're ready to start getting into the Christmas spirit, click over to AMAZON and preorder this book for yourself so it drops onto your Kindle on November 15 (which is a perfectly acceptable, post-Halloween date to start reading Christmas stories!) There will be a paperback version coming in November as well, just the right size for a stocking stuffer or to send in the mail to a friend.

IN the meantime.... happy (holiday) reading to all!

Monday, September 26, 2022

Looking for some Fall Reading? Grab this new anthology!

 

If you're looking for a good deal on some fun reading, grab this new anthology that I'm excited to be included in - 9 great authors, 9 awesome reads, only 99 pennies. Less than the average cup of coffee these days, and it'll last so much longer.

Not that anything is better than coffee. Well, maybe wine. But still. Good books are right up there on the list.

My Cape Cod Then-and-Now Romance, Bending the Rules is included in this boxed set, and if you haven't ready Bella and Dylan's story, you really should - with the bonus of 8 other stories to go with, all from best-selling and award winning authors.

Here are the story blurbs:

Whether you enjoy sweet or steamy romance or thrilling pulse-pounding suspense, these emotionally satiating tales of contemporary romance from NINE USA TODAY & INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING, AWARD-WINNING AUTHORS, will quench your desire for happy-ever-after.

DEADLY RESEMBLANCE by Kim Hornsby, USA Today Bestselling Author: Jewell Price must navigate recent hearing loss with a simpler life by moving her son and herself to a quiet island off Seattle. But when the resident thriller author takes romantic interest in Jewell and a relationship blossoms, creepy letters show up at her door. Is Matt Cross the man she thinks or does he have a twisted dark side?

BAYOU BABY By Suzanne Jenkins, USA Today Bestselling Author: When Maggie Angel and Justin Chastain aren't in each others' arms, they are busy saving animals in Cypress Cove.

CHANGE UP by Natalie Ann, USA Today Bestselling Author: Can physical therapist Kaelyn mend her shattered trust in men while trying to heal Harris’s broken dreams?

THE EQUALIZER: FOXXY'S TIPPING POINT by Allyson R. Abbott, International Bestselling Author: A chance meeting of a handsome stranger’s eyes across a crowded ballroom changed everything. An invisible thread wove itself around her heart and his, pulling them together for a few timeless moments before the spell was broken.

BURIED SECRETS by Cynthia Cooke, USA Today Bestselling Author: Chet Daniels, the newest member of the Counter-Terrorism Agency (CTA) is trying to keep Jayne safe from a known terrorist, but she isn’t making it easy. When fighting with Jayne becomes the highlight of Chet’s day, he knows he’s in trouble. Unable to shake Chet loose, Jayne takes him to her childhood home hoping to discover why she’s being targeted. The deeper she delves into her family’s secrets, the more she fears there isn’t anyone she can trust. Not her aunt, not the CTA, and not even the bodyguard who’s stolen her heart.

RAND’S RESOLUTION by Tamara Ferguson, USA Today Bestselling Author: Air Force Lieutenant Ciara Ryan is vacationing in Bali when she runs into Rand McAllister, a First Lieutenant & undercover AFOSI agent working as a government liaison with the U.S. Embassy, unofficially assisting the anti-terrorism unit in Indonesia. Sparks fly, but will their future together be endangered when an assassin uses Ciara to draw Rand out?

LILY’S HOMECOMING UNDER FIRE by Anna Celeste Burke, Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author: Can Lily Callahan and Deputy U.S. Marshal Austin Jennings find love as the bullets fly? When Lily Callahan's aunt dies, she leaves everything to Lily. Someone wants Lily dead and tries to kill her as soon as she returns home. Austin is determined to keep Lily safe as he and Lily search for the culprit. Life in California wine country is a tangled vine of mystery, suspense, and intrigue.

BENDING THE RULES by Katie O’Sullivan, International Bestselling Author: Bella has rules to keep her heart safe. Dylan MacDonald inspired those rules. Will the past stand in their way or can they bend the rules to find a future together?

THE SWEETHEART TEST by Alicia Street, USA Today Bestselling Author: Megan lived for her career, but a turn of events challenges her driven nature and she decides what she really needs is a man who is a sweetheart. Can Mac, a workaholic billionaire she is dating, prove he can pass the sweetheart test?

Available now on AMAZON