RomantiConn 2022 is through and I just have to say – WOW! What a great day!
I met a lot of fantastic authors, even more terrific readers, and sold a whole bunch of books. I do a lot of book events between my romance novels and my YA novels, and this was one of the better organized book events I’ve attended. I’ve already booked my spot for next year!
If you were among the many fun and engaging readers who stopped by my table – thank you! I hope you enjoyed my gift in the swag bag (don’t forget to use your QR code to download your FREE novella!), and it was a real pleasure to share my first RomantiConn with you.
I’m packing my car with books, displays, and swag and this time next week I’ll be on the road to RomantiConn! For those of you in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, a short road trip will put you in an air conditioned room with EIGHTY FIVE amazing romance authors!
The first 200 attendees will receive a loaded (I’m not kidding!) swag bag, and there will be door prizes and some gorgeous cover models to add to the enjoyment.
I am thrilled to announce that my SEEDER SAGA trilogy has gotten a glow-up! To help celebrate, all three books will be on a Kindle Countdown deal until 5/18 – get the Kindle copies for as low as 99¢!
These books marked my debut as an author, and back then I knew nothing at all about good cover design, and only slightly more about putting together a good story. Nine Romance novels, three Young Adult novels and twelve novellas later, I’m a much stronger writer, and I have a great catalogue of professional cover designers that have worked with me. It was time.
The SEEDER SAGA has been overhauled, re-edited, and even slightly expanded. Think of it as a Director’s cut – but without the price change. In addition, they now have cohesive, dynamic covers that identify them for what they are – a steamy Sci-Fi Romance trilogy. So without any further ado, here are my fantastic new covers!
Aren’t they gorgeous? SKY WOMAN finally looks like a proper reverse-harem romance, RAIN IN THE MOONLIGHT captures my badass rebel, Rain and her relentless hunter, Ajan, and CHANGELING looks like a rollicking adventure across the galaxy (which it is). I love them. All on sale for Kindle now!
Meet FAETED BRIDE, my new Fae novella! It was previously published in an anthology, but after six months, the rights reverted and the exclusivity clause expired, allowing me to publish it on my own.
This story originally went to a good cause, as the anthology raised money for a fellow author whose family was involved in a terrible car accident. That’s the state of healthcare in America – you have to hold a fundraiser to pay your medical bills. They’re all on the road to recovery now, and I had a blast writing the “Wake Up Married” trope in a magical realm.
So here’s the blurb:
Cait has been looking forward to finally meeting her online match for weeks. Sparks ignite, chemistry takes over, and one steamy night later she finds herself in a magical new world with a determined and irresistible Fae male who insists she’s now his mate. When the secrets of her past are revealed, Cait must decide where the truth lies—and whether her heart will follow.
Looking for a cozy, funny, head-over-heels, rock-your-socks-off Valentine’s Day read? ONCE UPON AN US is the book for you!
It’s the story of Kayla and Drew, two high school sweethearts who were the star performers of their local Renaissance Faire’s children’s theatre production of “Once Upon a Princess.”
It been ten years since then, and Kayla and Drew (along with the Ren Faire) are no more. When Kayla gets an invitation to a Valentine’s Day fundraising gala aimed at restarting the Faire – with Drew’s personal note on the bottom – old feelings stir and she begins to question choices she made long ago.
This story will have you laughing and cheering, it will warm your heart and steam your glasses. Get your copy here!
I can’t believe it’s already a new year! I’ve spent most of this holiday break getting myself organized and setting up my writing and publishing calendar. Here’s what 2022 looks like for me:
Draft and publish two full-length romance novels – one contemporary (Coming in Feb!) and one fantasy
Publish two novellas – one previously only available in an anthology (I get the rights back this year) and the other a new work.
Draft and publish two new short stories for my Free Reads collection
Query one project (Dream Crossed) for traditional publication
Attend book festivals in PA and NJ (COVID restriction dependent)
Those are just the goals in Romance. I also write Young Adult novels under another pen name, and the plan there is to publish one novel in the fall, draft and query a brand new project, then overhaul, revise and query two other full manuscripts.
Along with that, I plan to survive on two hours of sleep a night and a helluva lot of caffeine. And of course, I’m a writer, so there are sure to be plot twists that shoot those plans straight to hell. We’ll have to see how it goes.
That’s right, there’s a new novella breaking next week, the final installment of my Seasons of Love series. BLUSTER is a fun story about an Autumn witch and the disconcertingly handsome warrior brute she hires as her guide through a dangerous land. It’s got snark, it’s got fire lizards (!), and most of all, it’s got heart and plenty of steam.
In addition to BLUSTER, I’m still putting the finishing touches on a new Valentine’s Day romance that you’re going to fall head -over-heels for!
By now you’ve noticed that DREAM CROSSED missed its release date – I was originally shooting for September, but the release of my YA novel (under my alternate nom de plume) sort of ate all my writing time. I was planning on early December, but then a major publishing house decided to have an open call for submissions that I couldn’t ignore. I sent it in and crossed my fingers, and if it gets ignored, I’ll publish it this summer, I promise.
Finally, two of my older holiday novellas have gotten a makeover. When I first published NAUGHTY OR NICE and AULD LANG SIN, I was a newbie author who knew precious little about book publishing or good cover design. They were both long overdue for a glow up. So allow me to present their new (and much hotter) replacements:
Aren’t they gorgeous? Just the thing to spice up the holidays – and all yours for only 99 cents!
I am thrilled to share with you the cover and blurb for my next novel, DREAM CROSSED! Isn’t lovely?
Special thanks to Red Leaf Book Designs for this amazing cover! And now for a little about the book:
Brad Reynolds and Gemma Marchwood come from two different worlds. Brad has made a fortune as a young entrepreneur in present-day New York City, socializing with the rich and powerful and crawling into bed feeling empty every night. For Gemma it’s 1906, and she spends her days tending to her beloved family estate, Sheffington Park, confined by the strictures of society in Edwardian England and facing the prospect of a loveless marriage. One magical amulet bridges time and space, allowing them to meet in their dreams. What starts as a little bit of heaven soon becomes a whole lot of heartache as they fight to hold on to each other despite impossible odds.
The third week of June will be big! Not only is June 18th Pub Day for the FATE’S CALL anthology (featuring a story by yours truly), but the 15th is cover reveal day for my next full-length paranormal romance, DREAM CROSSED! Here’s a hint for you:
I can’t wait for you to see this cover – it’s soooo beautiful! And this story has taken me hostage, eating my days and nights as it poured onto the pages.
DREAM CROSSED will be revealed in less than two weeks!
I have been busy these last months working on a special project, and now I’m thrilled to announce that I’m part of the FATE’S CALL anthology!
Aren’t those covers gorgeous? And as you can see, in addition to the main anthology, we also have a manlove edition. All stories are paranormal romance, with the theme of surprise wedding/surprise mating. My story, FAETED BRIDE, is about a girl who finds herself unknowingly mated to a Fae prince after a steamy Tinder hookup – and will be available exclusively in the anthology.
So if you can’t get enough sizzling stories about faeries, vampires, shifters, witches, and other magical creatures, put this one on your TBR list. Pub date is June 18th!