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Mills & Boon’s New Look

Dec 11, 2017

Did you know Mills & Boon has had a make-over? Starting in 2018, their covers will have a new look. I just saw the cover for my April Mills & Boon Modern book, Consequence of His Revenge.

FYI, I didn’t plan it this way, but this book comes out right after the Winter Olympics and if you read my author notes, you’ll see that I originally got the idea for this book when I learned the Olympics were coming to Vancouver in 2010.

I had so much fun with Dante’s quest for revenge and positively ruthless desire to destroy Cami’s life. No wonder Cami has such a disdainful look on her face here.

Read the excerpt for a taste of this one.

Have you seen my Facebook Live video?

Dec 6, 2017

I just saw that my Facebook Live video has been watched over two thousand times since I did it a month ago. Have you had a chance to watch it?

I talk about my contribution to Secrets of the A-List, which is a family saga, and explain how it’s different from something like my Sauveterre Siblings quartet. I also read an excerpt and talk about how writing an episode in a serial is different from writing romance, plus I answer a bunch of your questions. It was fun!

You can watch it here:

Trella is a hit in the UK!

Dec 6, 2017

I’ve had my head buried in revisions and haven’t had much time for promoting Prince’s Son of Scandal, but I just popped onto the Mills and Boon site to see how Trella is doing and there she was, sitting in the Bestseller spot.

Thank you so much, UK readers! Best Christmas present ever.

I must rush back to my year-end deadlines, but seriously, thank you.

Are you new to Trella and her Sauveterre Siblings? Read an excerpt from Prince’s Son of Scandal here.

Are you waiting for Trella?

Dec 1, 2017

You can get Prince’s Son of Scandal from Mills and Boon and Harlequin today!

I’ve been living with the Sauveterre Siblings for close to three years. I first started thinking about this quartet, making notes on the individual personalities and stories for these two sets of identical twins, when I was writing the baby swap books back in 2015.

Writing the Sauveterres was a marathon, interrupted by my contribution to the Undercover Billionaires, Xenakis’s Convenient Bride, which was such a fun concept, I couldn’t say ‘no.’ But I’ve been so anxious to get Trella’s story into your hands!

Last month, she made an appearance on Netgalley, where reviewers said:

“This last book in the series is just perfect. I’m glad she left Trella’s story until the end, it rounds all the stories up.”

“I read the book in one sitting. I can’t wait to read the other books in the series.”

“Having read all previous books in this series, I was very much looking forward to Trella’s story …. Her story did not disappoint. Trella was an amazing character.”

Trella will be available on all platforms January 1, but you’ll see her start to show up on shelves late December.

Taking all of that into account, you can see why it’s a big deal for me to say, “If you can’t wait to get your hands on Trella and Xavier, you can get Prince’s Son of Scandal from Mills and Boon and Harlequin today (December 1st.)”

Happy reading!

Have you seen the book trailer for His Christmas Miracle?

Nov 30, 2017

There’s a quick hit of Christmas spirit inside this book trailer for His Christmas Miracle. It’s perfect if you need to tune out of the headlines and enjoy a minute of cheer.

I also wanted to draw your attention to the Advent calendar download that goes with this book, since you’ll want to start tomorrow if you’re going to make it.

This Advent calendar of activities is the same one that Nicki uses in His Christmas Miracle to help Quincy bond with his son, Atlas. (His Christmas Miracle is a longer escape into a world of wonder and feel-good that will definitely put you in the mood for the season.)

Here’s a calendar-in-process that a reader sent me. (Thanks Irene!) She started early so she could have some buffer days. The busy season is upon us. Stay safe and have fun!

Christmas Epilogue – The Russian’s Acquisition

Nov 28, 2017

The Russian’s Acquisition hung around inside my brain for over a decade before it found its way onto paper. When I did write it, it became my last rejection before I sold. In fact, I often refer to it as the rejection I gave myself. My editor at the time called me to discuss further revisions, but told me she was leaving to have a baby. She asked if I would prefer to start something fresh with my new editor and I said, “Yes.”

I honestly didn’t realize The Russian’s Acquisition could potentially have been my first sale. I just pulled the trigger and shot myself in the foot.

My editor encouraged me to keep Clair and Aleksy on the back burner and it eventually became my seventh book for Harlequin Presents. When I finished it, I was so happy to finally submit it and know it was going into print, I didn’t even think of writing an epilogue.

Fans, however, missed getting a peek into Clair and Aleksy’s future. I had numerous requests for an epilogue and wrote one with a Christmas theme that I gave away to subscribers to my newsletter.

Now that I have this fancy new website, I have an easy place to share it with you under Bonus Scenes on my Extras page.

Click here to read the Christmas Epilogue

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Bonus Scenes for Love In Montana are up!

Nov 24, 2017

When my A Year of Love in Marietta bundle came out, I wanted it to read like one long delicious story. I kind of love my epics over here. So I wrote a handful of bonus scenes that, until now, you could only read if you happened to purchase that bundle.

For those of you who bought the first four books individually as they came out, you can now read those here on my site under Bonus Scenes.

These aren’t really stand-alone scenes. I wrote them so that each of the books would link into the next one. They’re a nice little catch up with all the characters, though. Start with Hometown Hero and work your way up.

Enjoy!

Cover Reveal! Consequence of His Revenge

Nov 21, 2017

It’s always awesome to wake up to a new cover!

This one is kind of special in that part of it is set in Whistler and Vancouver, BC. Very close to home!

I first conceived of it when I heard the 2010 Olympics were coming to BC, which would have been several years before they actually happened.

Yes, this book roamed around my brain for over a decade before I finally got it onto the page. It’s a revenge theme, obviously. Dante hates Cami’s father so much, he fires her, but takes her on as a mistress. Everything blows up and she leaves him, but uh, oh. Guess what? Yup. There be consequences to his revenge.

I hope you’re as excited for this one as I am!

A new series!

Nov 17, 2017

I’m beyond thrilled to announce that Tule Publishing has accepted my new series, Blue Spruce Lodge, for publication with Montana Born in 2018.

The stories are set in the Montana Rockies at Blue Spruce Lodge, a run-down inn on a defunct ski resort. The Johansson brothers, alpine and snowboard champions, envision a five-star destination for elite athletes and jetsetters. It’s an uphill battle to find someone to renovate and run the lodge, dig the resort out from an old avalanche, conquer the protests of hostile locals, and hopefully avoid killing each other in the process.

Book One, On the Edge, will release January 16, 2018 and Book Two, tentatively titled From the Top, will come out Feb 27th. Watch for Books Three and Four later in the year.

Here’s a sneak peek at the cover. Sign up for my newsletter to be notified when they go on sale.

Welcome to my new website!

Nov 8, 2017

Hello, come in. Keep your shoes on or feel free to go barefoot, if that’s your jam.

I’m so excited to have this new space for you. I hope you’ll poke around and please tell me if you find anything needing a quick sweep. I’ve got fabulous new ways to explore series, and a hub for lots of Book Extras. There is much more to come and I will announce all new content via my Site News, which gets posted to my home page and can get zapped right to your inbox or feed reader. Sign up to make sure you’ll get notified of all new content.

First, join me in a quick toast of bubbly to Waxcreative. If you think I reflect well here, it’s because Emily and her team are magicians. They make it so easy for you to navigate quickly, drill down, or simply follow your curiosity around the site — especially on your phone. They also offer two really cool ways for you to stay on top of my news.

Another toast goes to Suzanne LeStage at Eyes of Lestage and Jenny McKinney for a truly fun photo shoot on a hot August day. They are also magicians and I can’t wait until we have time for a glass of wine in person soon.

Finally, a toast to my husband, Doug. Living with an author can be an adventure, but he was faced with one who had two looming deadlines and a website renovation along with our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary smack in the middle of all of it. He is a saint. Feel free to send him an entire bottle of tequila.

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