Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Final Free Days for We'll Never Tell

In case you missed the news, He'll Never Know, the final book in my Secrets of Ravenswood trilogy, is now available on Amazon. To celebrate its release, We'll Never Tell is free for its final two days, May 1st and 2nd. I hope you'll enjoy all three books in the series. Just click on the titles below to download the books.

We'll Never Tell
He'll Never Know
She'll Never Rest

Saturday, April 27, 2013

He'll Never Know Available Now!

He'll Never Know, the third and final book in the Secrets of Ravenswood trilogy, is now available at Amazon. I'm very excited to have this series complete and hope you'll enjoy all three stories!

For the sake of his children, Shane Warren is determined to make a fresh start in Ravenswood, high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. But pulling himself out of the dark place his wife’s tragic death left him in isn’t easy—until he meets Juliette Shaw. Her beauty and sparkle give him a reason to believe in second chances.

Juliette is deeply attracted to the man she's hired to remodel her home. Not only is he gorgeous, he’s genuinely nice. But Juliette has been hurt before, and taking another chance on love isn’t part of her game plan, not when the secret she holds close to her heart cost her one failed marriage.

While Shane and Juliette struggle with trust and vulnerability, a threat neither could have anticipated draws near, jeopardizing any chance at happiness.

Monday, April 1, 2013

We'll Never Tell - Free April 1-3!

We'll Never Tell, the first book in my Secrets of Ravenswood trilogy, is free today through Wednesday on Amazon! I hope you'll download this story of love and murder... Just click here.

The book begins with three young girls witnessing a murder...and continues when the body turns up seventeen years later. Here's the opening excerpt. Happy reading!

“My mom will kill me if she finds out about this, Sam. Camping in a graveyard is just asking for trouble.”
Samantha Beaumont ducked beneath the low limb of a fir tree before glancing over her shoulder at her friend. Moonlight filtered through the forest, casting shadows across the tense set of Darby Kincade’s shoulders.
“Your mom won’t know if you don’t tell her. And, hey, if she does kill you, at least you’ll be in the right place.”
“Ha, ha, you’re a riot.”
“How come you’re so grumpy? Are you afraid of ghosts?”
“Who cares about ghosts? I’m more afraid we’ll get eaten by a bear.” Juliette Shaw’s voice quavered, and she edged closer to Sam. “They won’t even know where to look for our bodies.”
“Don’t be a chicken. Bears are more scared of us than we are of them.”
“Doubtful, seriously doubtful,” Darby said and slapped at a mosquito.
Sam rolled her eyes and plunged through the thimbleberry bushes. They’d lost the trail a half mile back, but she knew where she was going. The abandoned graveyard—if you could call a handful of toppled headstones a graveyard—was directly below Prophet Point. Even at night, the peak was visible, a dark shadow looming over the town of Ravenswood, nestled high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
“We could have simply camped in your backyard if you’re so in love with the idea of sleeping with bugs,” Juliette said. “You didn’t have to drag us all the way up here.”
“Where’s the fun in that? Summer’s been a major bore since school let out. Anyway, Wyatt dared me.”
Darby stopped walking and fisted her hands on her hips. “I should have known there was a reason for this. Your brother’s an idiot.”
“Yep, a complete moron, but you have to admit this is more exciting than a sleepover at one of our houses.” Sam hesitated at a thick stand of pine trees. Maybe they needed to head a little more to the north.
“If you call getting eaten by mosquitoes fun.” Juliette waved her hands in front of her face.
“I have repellent in my backpack.”
“Can we put some on? I don’t want to get covered in bites.”
Sam slid the pack off her shoulders. It hit the ground with a thump. “Good idea. We should have sprayed down before we left the house.”
“What was that?” Darby asked in loud whisper.
Sam’s head snapped up, and her hand clenched around the can of bug repellent. “I didn’t hear anything.”
“Shhh, it sounded like voices.”
“I bet it’s Wyatt, trying to scare us,” Juliette whispered.
“Well, it’s working,” Darby whispered back.
A female voice echoed through the night, speaking rapidly like the tinny squawk of a blue jay, rising in pitch. A lower voice answered, more controlled, but something about it sent a shiver down Sam’s spine.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Book #2 in the Secrets of Ravenswood series is now available!

I'm pleased to announce that She'll Never Rest, my second book in the Secrets of Ravenswood trilogy is now available! This one is suspense mixed with a ghost story. I hope you'll all enjoy it.

Buy it from Amazon here.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Lonely Road To You - Free Today Only!

Yep, it's my free day on Amazon. Please help me spread the word and break into the top 100 without paying for advertising. And they said it couldn't be done!

I hope you'll all download and enjoy the first of my Class of '85 reunion books. Just click here!


Kate Abbott isn’t looking for excitement and is perfectly content with the secure life she’s built in Seattle, even if her son thinks she’s in an uninspired rut. Former rock star Tyler North has no intention of shaking up his life on the Montana ranch where he fled years before to escape the ravages of fame and fortune. Neither plan to attend their 25 year high school reunion in Summerville, but fate throws them together on a lonely road, leading them on a journey of discovery.

From the majesty of Yellowstone to the shores of Lake Ontario, Kate and Tyler fight unexpected attractions and old insecurities. Their journey is full of surprises and odd twists. From bison and bears to a deep crevasse and a crazy old man, they work together to overcome the obstacles in their path. But will these two opposites be able to put aside fear of change and rejection to take a chance on the promise of love?

Thursday, March 7, 2013

More Free Books!

Did you know this is National read an e-book week? No? Well, it is, and in the spirit of the holiday, my publisher, The Wild Rose Press, is offering several free books each day on their website. Today is my turn. If you haven't read A Deadly Love, now's the perfect opportunity. I hope you'll download and enjoy it. Have a great day - and read an e-book!

Click here to download my free book about love and murder in the Northern California redwoods.

Friday, February 15, 2013

If You Don't Believe Me - Get Them For Free And Decide For Yourself!

If you haven't downloaded your free copies of the Class of '85 books yet, here's what I thought about them. Yes, I've read every book in the series. Who doesn't like a reunion story?

Something More by Keena Kincaid

Ms. Kincaid has given us Something More to think about with a cast of complex characters struggling to work through their problems in search of a happy ending. Nick and Nora's story of overcoming adversity is a wonderful addition to the Class of '85 series.

Promises, Promises by Silver James

Kelly Kincaid has been kicked to the curb by her rat of an ex-husband. Michael Doogan wants nothing more than to help the woman he's always had a thing for get back on her feet. Will Kelly's pride stand in their way?

This is a wonderful feel-good story guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

Embraceable You by Kat Henry Doran

Kat Henry Doran has written a fast paced tale of two people coming together in a single evening, and finding their lives changed forever. Rarely have two characters deserved their happily ever after more than Dru and Rory. Embraceable You is a keeper!

To Be, Or Not by Margo Hoornstra

Will Amanda and Barry find love the second time around? I was cheering them on from the first chapter to the last in this feel good novel about second chances. If you're a fan of this series, you'll recognize a few characters who have turned up before. Kudos, Ms. Hoornstra, for a job well done!

Lonely Road To You by Jannine Gallant

What if, at a time and place when you least expect it, a second chance at love and happiness comes your way? Newly divorced and soon to be empty nester, Kate Abbott ponders those possibilities as her twenty-fifth high school reunion draws near. Tyler North was the former crush she never imagined would give the shy student she was the time of day. Especially since he went on to become a rich and famous sought after singer. Turns out the woman she's become has a lot to offer the man who supposedly has it all. A conclusion he reaches as they share friendship and eventually love on a cross country trip to the reunion in Summerville, New York. Author Jannine Gallant has done an excellent job in bringing her readers along for an enjoyable ride.

Reviewed by Margo Hoornstra on Amazon and used with her permission.

So there you have it. Five, really fun stories you won't want to miss. Today's the last day to get each one free on Amazon. Just click on the book title for the link.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine’s Day Reunion (and free books!)

Happy Valentine's Day! What's better than receiving a new romance novella to read? Getting FIVE novellas free! We have a special gift for each and every one of you--either to keep for yourselves or give to someone who loves reading romances like these. The authors listed here are offering free books all about reunited lovers, second chances at love, and the mayhem that happens at a 25 year class reunion. Five of us with multiple books in the series decided these stories deserved a second chance and a reunion of their own…

From Margo Hoornstra's book, TO BE, OR NOT, an overview of the characters' home town.

Summerville, New York hadn’t changed much in the twenty-odd years Barry Carlson was away. Located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario between Buffalo and Rochester, the town boasted a state of the art hospital, two family-owned industries and a medium-sized university. In addition to the various activities associated with a large body of water, several widely acclaimed arts and crafts festivals attracted thousands of tourists from early Spring through late Fall—all accommodated by several chain restaurants and hotels, smaller bed and breakfasts, gift shops and boutiques.

Here are some snippets to whet your appetite, plus the Amazon links where you can go to get your free download today and tomorrow only of these outstanding novellas! Just click on the titles. And remember, while these stories are sweet, they are calorie free!

Margo Hoornstra ~ TO BE OR NOT
As scandals of the past and present close in on Barry and Amanda, does their second shot at happiness stand a chance?

Head twisted over one shoulder; she slowly swung the rest of her body around. All the while staring into crystal blue eyes.

Mouth open, apparently as stunned and speechless as she was, Barry’s expression softened immediately. And made her believe he was actually pleased to see her again.

Jannine Gallant ~ LONELY ROAD TO YOU
When polar opposites, Kate and Tyler collide, a cross-country journey leads to adventure…and romance.

Kate stared at him. Dark hair plastered to his scalp and the side of his face. His nose was straight, his jaw strong, and his lips an unsmiling tight line. Dark blue eyes stared back at her from a deeply tanned face. Her heart nearly stopped.
“Tyler North,” she whispered.
He sighed. “Not much point in denying it. Look, can we get out of here before I start signing autographs?”

Dru is forced to endure a return to 'The Village of the Damned'. Except with Rory at her side, damned doesn't feel so bad.

Leaning forward, he brought them nose to nose. “You've got something else stashed in that tote. Give it up.”

Clutching the canvas bag to her chest, she sneered, “If you think I’ll parade around naked in front of you, one of us is a couple fries short of a happy meal.”
He made a gimme motion with those thick, blunt fingers. “I'll close my eyes if I encounter any lacy unmentionables.” The instant the screw-you look morphed into a smirk she knew he’d found the back-up cell phone. “It's not wise to mess with Homeland Security, sweetie. Those guys eat small animals for breakfast.”

Keena Kincaid ~ SOMETHING MORE
Nora is a complication that Nick doesn't need--but it's one that he wants.

Nora was either spinning or falling. Perhaps both. His mouth brushed hers again. The heat and taste of peat from the Scotch lingered on her lips as Nick placed a series of soft kisses along her jaw, her chin. He nipped her lower lip and pressed her against the rail, a gentle movement that knocked the air from her chest with the promise of what was to come.

“Are you certain?”
Pulling back, she studied him, trying to decipher the flicker of doubt on his face. “Who would’ve thought the wild boy of Summerville High would grow up to be so staid?”

Betrayed by her ex-husband, Kelly stubbornly insists on going it alone. Can Michael win her heart before she gives up on love?

“Ready for another piece?” Michael used another paper towel to gather up a second slice, only this time he held it out for her to take a bite. His eyes dared Kelly to play along even as his mouth teased her with full lips and a little smirk.

She raised her chin in challenge. “You lookin’ for a piece of me, hot stuff?”
“Oh, I want more than a piece, sweetheart. I want all of you.”

Please give the Class of '85 a taste. There are a lot more where these five came from! These are just the champagne to go with the chocolate. And please come back tomorrow for my reviews of each of these books. Hope to see you then!