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.
FAETED BRIDE is out now – get your copy here!
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 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.
DREAM CROSSED will be out October 2021!
I meant to do this back in January, but I was approached to take part in not just one, but two Paranormal Romance anthologies, so it sort-of ate my life for a bit. I have a quick moment to breathe between the launch of the ELEMENTAL DESTINIES Complete Set and final formatting of THE SACRIFICE, so you get a quick peek at 2021.
This aesthetic gives you some snapshots of the projects I have lined up for this year, in chronological order (L-R, Top to Bottom):
This is three novels, three novellas and two short stories. Whew! None of these are the actual covers, of course – just teasers. My full-length novels include a fantasy romance, a time-travel romance, and a contemporary holiday romance. Can’t wait to share them all with you!
It’s here! THE ELEMENTAL DESTINIES Complete Set is out now! Along with these four terrific books:
You also get a not-yet-available copy of the bonus novella FORCE OF NATURE! (FON is Keb’s story, for those of you following the series).
I am beyond thrilled to offer this exclusively on Kindle/Kindle Direct.
It’s 2021 – Hallelujah!
New year, new goals, new books – and I’ve got a lot of them planned! I keep a running file of a good two dozen book ideas at any given time, plus I buy up amazing book covers whenever I see an outstanding one that sparks a story. The net result is a bunch of seeds that will hopefully grow great stories that I can share with you.
2021 is going to kick off in a couple of weeks with the cover reveal for my next novel–oooooh I am so excited to share this amazing cover! Just wait ’til you see it–you’re going to be completely blown away. That will be followed by a box set announcement (complete with a bonus novella) at the end of the month. February will bring a new Free Reads short story, and then in April, you’ll get my next novel, THE SACRIFICE – a fantasy romance about a malevolent god, a girl with wings (and a tremendous gift) and a stubborn Prince who works with her to bring the god down and free their people.
Summer will start out sizzling hot with two novellas. We’ll hike the Alaskan wilderness and run with wolves in FORCE OF NATURE, a spin-off novella set in the universe of The Elemental Destinies. That will be followed by BLAZE, the next installment in my Seasons of Love novella series, and we’ll be falling in love in the South Pacific for that one. We’ll end the summer with the release of this year’s second novel, DREAM CROSSED, a story about lovers from different centuries who meet up with a little magical help.
We’ll move into Fall with another Free Reads short story, then I’ll end my Seasons of Love novella series with BLUSTER, a story of a young witch trying to master her powers, and then we’ll move into the holiday season with the release of my third novel in 2020, SNOWBOUND. This is a contemporary romance about two people thrown together into a survival situation at Christmastime.
And then I’ll fall down and not get up for a while.
So there’s the plan. We’ll see if I can actually keep to it. Here’s to an ambitious year!
2020 was one hell of a year–and not necessarily in a good way. I am blessed to have a day job that shifted easily to a work from home environment, so financially, the pandemic impacted me by giving me two extra hours a day (I commute 82 miles round trip in moderately heavy traffic) and saving me a chunk of money that would have been spent on gas, tolls, and mediocre cafeteria lunch.
On the downside, I lost my college roommate–who was previously perfectly healthy–to COVID, and his wife and kids are without him, as well. I have friends and family members unemployed and struggling. I’m watching small businesses in my little town falter and go under.
During this tumultuous year, I managed to write and publish two fantasy romance novels, three romance novellas, one holiday romance novella collection, and two short stories. I also wrote and queried two Young Adult novels, and finished the first draft of another YA novel as my NaNoWriMo project. All-in-all, I’m pretty proud of what I managed to accomplish while the world went to hell all around us.
Your writing mileage may vary – and your accomplishments this year may have been limited to getting out of bed and remembering to brush your teeth. I had plenty of days like that in 2020. And that’s okay. Really. This year was unbelievable. Unreal. Unfathomable. If you’re here in the USA with me, it was capped off by a president and governmental leaders who are unconscionable. With all that devouring your energy, it’s enough just to tread water right now until the rescue boat arrives or land comes into view.
Here’s hoping we all get a better 2021.
One week till you meet my handsome, tortured Prince Stephan
and Yesmet, the clever, adventurous witch who wins his heart!
One week to BLEAK!
My new novella is out today!
Thanksgiving dinner is no stress when you hire a great chef–one that gives you plenty to be thankful for.
Marco is a chef hired by Amanda to rescue her from the big Thanksgiving dinner she’s hosting. Amanda’s all business, but Marco shows her the way to a woman’s heart–and bed–is paved with a great dessert.
KISS THE COOK is a delicious little story served with plenty of sizzle!
Amy makes an impulsive decision and takes a bucket-list trip to Ireland, never expecting to find a connection she didn’t realize she was missing. Here’s the opening chapter of SOMEDAY IN DUBLIN.
He was looking over at her again.
Amy took another drink of her cider and self-consciously tucked her hair behind her ear as she glanced down at her journal. She was embarrassed as hell that he’d caught her eavesdropping on the table next to her, but she couldn’t help herself.
The old guy on the left, who – for whatever reason – went by the nickname of “Duke” was regaling his best mate with a story about his younger days in the army, a very drunken evening and a woman who was born without a thumb.
And Amy just missed the punchline because Mr. Tall-Dark-And-Wearing-A-Smirk was onto her. She strained to listen in without looking so obvious about it, leaning back slightly while holding the journal up, as though she were reading from it. Continue reading