Friday reads: A rare step away from contemporary romance

Last weekend I took advantage of a FREE offering by Mia Marlowe and downloaded her novel, Stroke of Genius. I like historical romances, but my TBR pile is at the tipping point with contemporaries alone, so it’s unusual for me to dive right into something I’ve just downloaded it, and even more so with a book outside my preferred genre. …

Excerpt #3: What Once Was Perfect

Excerpts 1 and 2 were previously posted. We’re friends, right? Friends can talk about anything.” He barked out a laugh. “Okay. Let’s talk about your last boyfriend.” She pretended not to hear him as she started to rinse off the dinner plates. He stalked over and placed his hands against the counter on either side of her, trapping her next …

Marketing Monday: Writing is art, publishing is business

What book marketing ideas do you like? As I get closer to publishing What Once Was Perfect, the first book in the small town contemporary romance Wardham series, decisions need to be made about promotion. How much time, energy and money do I want to invest? [Answers: a bit, a lot, and not much at all] You know the adage, …

Excerpt #2: What Once Was Perfect

Excerpt #1 was posted last week! Click here to read it first. They sat like that for almost an hour. At one point, Kyle was convinced that she had fallen asleep, but he didn’t want to risk losing the moment, and he couldn’t see her face without shifting. Her head was tucked under his chin, and he didn’t mind not …

Playlist: What Once Was Perfect

This is what cycled on my iTunes while I wrote Laney and Kyle’s story: The Band Perry – Done Eric Church – Springsteen Gloriana – Can’t Shake You Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood – Remind Me Kenny Chesney – Come Over Jake Owen – Don’t Think I Can’t Love You Luke Bryan – Drunk on You Faith Hill – Breathe …

Excerpt #1: What Once Was Perfect

Laney inched her car forward. She’d made it to Detroit without hitting much traffic, but there was always a bit of a line at the border. Bright lights flooded the concrete area around the toll booths, obscuring the rise of the Ambassador Bridge against the early dawn sky. She counted the coins she needed again, knowing she had the right …

ARCs available soon for When They Weren’t Looking

I’m working on the last few scenes for When They Weren’t Looking, Wardham Book No. 3, which means that by the end of the month, Advance Review Copies will be available. You can request one by filling out the form linked at the top of the page, or by joining my mailing list (I send out an ARC invite to …