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Wedding at Mistletoe Chalet Releases Today!

Nov 8, 2018

Hurray, Wedding at Mistletoe Chalet is finally here and it’s as sweet and pure as maple syrup taffy.

If you’re looking for a Christmas romance light on angst and tall on holiday cheer, this one is for you. Finn and Kristen broke up when they went off to different colleges. They haven’t spoken much since, but he learns she’s alone for the holidays and drops in on her at her new job.

Kristen is the furthest thing from lonely. She’s been recruited by her new boss’s daughter, Sarah, to help plan a vow renewal for her parents. Finn is quickly drawn into the lighthearted intrigue and holiday spirit. There’s singing and games and a ridiculous story about a moose. Love is all around and yes, there’s even maple syrup taffy:

“Ta-da!” Sarah held up a Popsicle stick with a knot of taffy tangled on one end.

“How did you do that?” Kristen rose to watch and Finn came to stand beside her.

Sarah had poured the warmed syrup in stripes across the shallow pan of snow. Handing Kristen the first stick, she took a second and dabbed it on the end of a stripe of syrup. When it began to stick, she carefully rolled until it was a second golden ball of caramel. She gave it to Finn.

Here’s what they’re saying on Netgalley:

“This is the first book I have read by this author… and I would highly recommend it. … The love of a daughter planning a surprise wedding for her dad and step mom. The rekindling of an old romance. The true meaning of the holidays. The help of strangers. There are so many things going on in this book you really can’t wait to see how it ends.” ~ 5 stars, Sheila P.

Wedding at Mistletoe Chalet is available now on all platforms. The quick links are here:

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Blame The Mistletoe – Free!

Nov 6, 2018

Exciting news! Blame the Mistletoe is free for a limited time!

This was my first Christmas themed romance. It’s sexy and funny and a tiny bit scandalous. Liz winds up babysitting her ex-mother-in-law’s dog while her ex’s family takes her daughter to Mexico for a wedding. Liz doesn’t know anyone in Marietta–until she bumps into her former brother-in-law at a party.

Blake’s son has gone to Mexico with his ex for a family wedding and he’s on his own. He loves Christmas and happily shows Liz why Marietta is the best place to spend the holidays. But a kiss beneath the mistletoe turns into something more serious. Something they don’t know how to explain when their kids unexpectedly return.

I had so much fun writing Blame the Mistletoe. I hope you enjoy it!

Fun fact: Blame the Mistletoe is Book Two in my Love in Montana series.

Multi-Author Giveaways Nov/Dec

Nov 2, 2018

I entered my Seasonal Sampler in three group giveaways through the end of the year. Two of them start today! But I wanted a post that compiles all the dates and links in one place so I can (hopefully) keep it straight and you can refer back if you need to. Feel free to share!

My Seasonal Sampler includes the opening chapters of Wedding at Mistletoe Chalet and Claiming His Christmas Wife along with my other two Christmas books and a short Christmas epilogue I wrote a few years ago. If you don’t already have this sampler, please help yourself now, then browse for more free reads and previews.

Note: Instafreebie is now called Prolific Works.

‘Tis The Season
Nov 1 – Jan 2

You’ll find more than forty books and previews containing Christmas cheer, some with a little, some with a lot, some a little tamer, some a little more hot. Check it out here:

Browse Now

12 Days of Christmas
Nov 1 – Jan 3

This one has over a hundred romances, but it’s not limited to Christmas so there’s loads to browse and choose from!

The giveaway is called ’12 Days’ but it runs for two months. Visit more than once if you like.

Browse Now

Christmas Romance Giveaway
Dec 8 – Jan 12

This one is still collecting authors and it’s definitely Christmas themed. (I saw one called Christmas with the Vampires. I was intrigued!)

Browse Now

Christmas Comes Early!

Nov 1, 2018

Lots of Christmas news is coming your way over the next few weeks starting today.

Claiming His Christmas Wife comes out December 1st, but if you want Christmas to come early, it releases on Harlequin and Mills & Boon UK today.

Imogen is one of my favourite heroines. She had a horrible father and a very sad childhood. Her marriage to Travis didn’t work out, but she soldiered on and now she has collapsed in the street.

Travis is notified as her next of kin and fears the worst. Here’s his initial reaction:

Whatever old anger had sent him soaring at the mention of his ex-wife exploded in a percussive flash. He was blind. Falling. Wind whistling in his ears. Air moving too fast for him to catch a gulp.

“What happened?” he managed to grit out. He was dimly aware his eyes were closed, but she was right there in front of him. Laughing, green eyes glimmering with mischief, hair a halo of flames licking at her snowy complexion. Swerving her lashes to cut him a glance. So enchantingly beautiful. Gaze clouding with arousal. Sparking with anger. Looking so wounded and vulnerable that last time he’d seen her, his heart still dipped thinking of it.

He’d quickly learned it was a lie, but that didn’t make any of this easier to accept.

Gone? He couldn’t make it fit in his head. He had told her he never wanted to see her again, but discovered he had secretly believed he would.

From far away, he heard the woman say, “She collapsed on the street. She’s feverish and unconscious. Do you know of any medication we should be aware of? She’s awaiting treatment, but—”

“She’s not dead?” He heard how that sounded as it came out, as if that was what he would have preferred, but leave it to Imogen to set him up to believe one thing, contort his emotions to unbearable degrees, then send him flying in another direction. That calculating, betraying, manipulative— If he could get his hands on her, he’d kill her himself.

Imogen drives Travis crazy, but he’s chronically inflexible, so the way she shakes him up is good for him. I hope you adore them as much as I do.

Claiming His Christmas Wife will be on shelves mid-November and will release on all digital platforms December 1st, but if you want to read it early, you can get it today from:


Mills & Boon UK

Cover Reveal – A Virgin to Redeem the Billionaire

Oct 29, 2018

This doesn’t usually happen, but I’ve received both my North American and UK covers for A Virgin to Redeem the Billionaire on the same day.

I can’t decide which one I prefer. The models are perfect in both. I adore everything in the NA cover from the way Gisella’s pink dress matches my website to the backdrop of San Francisco, but the UK one does such a nice job of capturing the mood between these two with the cool colors and smoky/tender gaze.


Which one do you like?

A Virgin to Redeem the Billionaire doesn’t come out until next spring, but now I’m so impatient for it to arrive! It’s the first in my Barsi on Fifth earring duet.

Here’s the blurb:


He’ll make her pay…

Until he learns of her innocence!

Self-made billionaire Kaine Michaels has just given Gisella Drummond, daughter of one of New York’s most influential dynasties, a shocking ultimatum: use her spotless reputation to save his own or he’ll ruin her family for betraying him! Kaine knows Gisella wants him, and he knows how much pleasure he can give her! But uncovering sweet Gisella’s virginity makes Kaine want her for so much more than revenge…

If you want to pre-order, quick links are here

Watch for Book Two, Innocent’s Nine Month Scandal featuring Gisella’s cousin Rozalia and Viktor. When Rozi travels to Budapest to ask Viktor for the second earring, she winds up seduced, pregnant, and…married?

Links for Wedding at Mistletoe Chalet

Oct 24, 2018

The pre-order links for Wedding at Mistletoe Chalet have finally turned up on Barnes and Noble and GooglePlay.

All the links will be in my next newsletter (don’t belong? Subscribe here), but if you’ve been waiting for them, they’re here:

Barnes and Noble  |  GooglePlay

And more fun news: It sounds like I’ll be dropping into Tule Book Club’s Facebook Group for a one-on-one chat around my launch date, Nov 8th. More on that as details are finalized.

Coming Soon: Untouched Until Her Ultra-Rich Husband

Oct 22, 2018

I woke up to an email from my editor in London that Untouched Until Her Ultra-Rich Husband has been accepted for publication in Jun 2019. (Yay!)

I would have loved to crack some champagne, but it was seven in the morning and I had to drive over the pass for an all-day car appointment. I still haven’t had any alcohol, but I managed to spent two hours setting up this book on my website as Untouched BY Her Ultra-Rich Husband. Which is probably a book that exists or will one day, but my title is UNTIL. I think I’ve caught all the places where I had it wrong, but if you spot the typo anywhere, please tell me.

I don’t have a blurb yet, but basically Gabriel inherits his grandmother’s fortune and becomes the world’s first trillionaire. Then he learns he has also inherited a virgin.

His grandmother was planning for him to marry Luli–who just wants to get to America. This might be a win-win if he can keep his hands off her. #Spoileralert: He can’t. And doesn’t.

You can read the opening chapters and my author notes here.

Join Us! Tule’s Holiday Launch Party is Today!

Oct 16, 2018

My publisher, Tule Publishing, is kicking off the holidays today! Their line-up for the season includes 16 Christmas romances and 1 Hanukkah romance. Some of us authors are taking over the Tule Book Club on Facebook to celebrate. We’ll be sharing prizes, excerpts, fun facts and more. Here’s who’s coming (all times are PST):

4:00: Trish Milburn
4:15: Erika Marks
4:30: Patty Blount
4:45: Nan Reinhardt
5:00: Paula Altenburg
5:15: Vella Munn
5:30: Kaylie Newell
5:45: Jeannie Watt
6:00: Melissa McClone
6:15: Dani Collins <<–Me!
6:30: Shelli Stevens
6:45: Katharine Schwartz
7:00: Joss Wood

I’ll be chatting about Wedding at Mistletoe Chalet. I hope you’ll come!

Join the Tule Book Club, then

Join the party here!

BookSweeps Giveaway!

Oct 15, 2018

For fans of sweeter romances…

I’ve teamed up with 40 fellow authors to give away a huge collection of Sweet Small Town Romances to 2 lucky winners. The Grand Prize winner also gets a brand new eReader!

The prize includes my novel, His Christmas Miracle, and you can browse more free reads just for entering.

The giveaway runs from Oct 15th to Oct 24th. Enter the giveaway by clicking here.

Good luck and enjoy!