Sunday, August 12, 2018

You're Invited to the #LoveUnderFire Party! #Books #Giveaways #Romance #Suspense

Earlier in the summer, I revealed the cover of the upcoming box set that will contain my latest release, The Haunting of Hillwood Farm.  The box set, Love Under Fire, is only 99 cents right now, and there are 20 additional tales of Romantic Suspense and Romantic Thrillers from USA Today, WSJ, and Amazon Bestselling Authors!  

The set releases this fall, but we're celebrating the Pre-order link going up on Amazon with a huge Facebook party that begins Monday morning, Aug. 8th.  If you've never been to a Facebook party, they're need to be punctual, you can stop by any time, even when you're in your PJs.  Our party will run all night long through Tuesday at 11:00 am EST; then all the winners will be announced.  Because, yes, the other great thing...prizes!

Don't miss the very first peek at 2 scenes from The Haunting of Hillwood Farm!

Each of the authors is going to post never-before-seen excerpts from their contribution to the set.  So come by and get a taste of each story, comment to enter the giveaways, and learn more about Love Under Fire and how we're striving to support Pets for Vets, a non-profit that pairs rescue animals with veterans, by donating 50% of the Love Under Fire sales proceeds.  It's a win-win, 21 new stories to keep you warm this winter, and your purchase helps Pets for Vets.  Hope to see you there!

If you can't make the party but would like to purchase the set, it's currently up on iTunes and Nook, and now it's live on Kindle!  Thank you and Happy Reading!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Get 40 #Books for #99c! #BookLoversDay Deal! #Romance #Suspense #Thrillers

As far as I’m concerned, every day should be Book Lovers’ Day!  As a reader and an author, I can’t imagine a day that didn’t include immersing myself in a story.  I’ve been doing a series of individual cover reveals for the Romantic Suspense Box Set that will contain my next novel, The Haunting of Hillwood Farm, and right now, you can get an amazing deal if you pre-order this Box Set of 21 Romantic Suspense Thrillers.  These are all NEW stories from USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Bestselling Authors!  The best part?  We’re donating a large portion of our proceeds to Pets for Vets, a charity that pairs rescued animals with military vets in need of companion animals.  I am so, so happy about this.  As a huge fan of rescuing animals, and a daughter, granddaughter, and wife of military veterans, this is so important to me.

Right now, we are offering an unbelievable deal, to get the ball rolling and maximize visibility:  we’re offering the entire set for just 99 cents if you Pre-order NOW on either Nook or iTunes (or the iBooks phone app).  That means you can order the set today, and have it hit your e-reader on release day, November 13th, automatically—a fun surprise just in time for holiday travels and a little escapism when the chaos of the season gets too stressful, or a snowstorm gives you some time to unwind. 

As a special thank you, you get 19 FREE books and novellas today!  All you need to do is take a screenshot of your iTunes or Nook order and send it to:

You’ll get codes to download any or all of the 19 titles in the photo above for free!  So help us meet our goal to support Pets for Vets and download Love Under Fire today, and then redeem your free books and find some new authors to love!  LINKS:

Our big Love Under Fire Facebook party is coming up too, and we hope you’ll join us as we celebrate!  There will be tons of giveaways, and you’ll get the very first peek at excerpts from the Box Set novels listed below.  Join the Party here, and we’ll see you on August 13th.  Happy Book Lovers’ Day!

Titles in the Love Under Fire Box Set:

Kathryn Knight - The Haunting of Hillwood Farm
Stephanie Queen - Ace Under Fire
Casi McLean - Reign Of Fire
Valerie J. Clarizio – The Code Enforcer
Chris Patchell - Deception Bay
Aaron Paul Lazar - The Asylum: a Carmen Garcia romantic suspense novel
Alyssa Richards - Chasing Secrets
K.M. Hodge - Summer of ‘78
Pamela Fagan Hutchins - Buckle Bunny
Judith Lucci – RUN for your life
Stephany Tullis – Blue Lady’s MISSION UNDER FIRE
Fiona Quinn – Cold Red
Anna Celeste Burke – Lily’s Homecoming Under Fire
Margaret A. Daly- Monsters in my Closet
Linda Watkins - The Witches of Storm Island, Book I: The Turning
Tamara Ferguson - Two Hearts Under Fire
Suzanne Jenkins - Running with Horses
Inge-Lise Goss – Diamonds and Lies
S.R. Mallery – Tender Enemies
Jinx Schwartz - Baja Get Away
Uvi Poznansky - Virtually Lace

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Author Panel + #Book Signing #Hyannis! #YA #CapeCod #amwriting Cape Cod

A lot has been going on in my writing life this past week!  I had an Author Panel last Thursday evening at Bourne Library, as part of their Beach Buddy Book Club summer program (my Young Adult Paranormal Romance, Divine Fall, was one of their picks).  Friday, a fabulous article came out in a local newspaper, with an interview about my new Romantic Suspense release, Dangerous Currents.  Saturday, I did a book signing at Market Street Bookshop, and admittedly, the rainy weather resulted in a great day for me, as Mashpee Commons, where the book store is located, was mobbed with shoppers who couldn't visit the beach that day.  I hope that everyone who purchased one of my books took the opportunity to put their feet up, relax, and get lost in steamy romance, secrets, and page-turning suspense!

Cape Cod Teen Writers Conference is FREE!
Please help support the conference by joining
us at the Author Panel and Book Signing on 8/8
Tomorrow, I'm thrilled to be a guest instructor at the second annual Cape Cod Teen Writers Conference in Hyannis.  I was part of the conference last year, and this year, it's completely sold out!  I love sharing my passion with aspiring authors, and I'm going to discuss Goal, Motivation, and Conflict, as well as the hook and the inciting incident.

After the conference wraps up on Wednesday, I'll be back for the Author Panel.  This is open to the public with a ticket purchase, and tickets sales will go toward offsetting the conference expenses, as it is offered FREE to the teens who sign up! 

So if you're in the area and interested in chatting with a group of authors (all of us write Young Adult novels, many, like myself, also write other genres) please join us!  Bring your questions on writing, publishing, etc., and find some new reads as well.  Tickets can be purchased at this link:  Eventbrite.  The event scheduled for August 8th from 1:00 to 4:00 and will be held at the Double Tree Hotel in Hyannis, near the Cape Cod Mall.  Hope to see you there!

Revenge, Romance, and a Rogue Fallen Angel...
DIVINE FALL is the winner of The Romance Review's Best YA Romance 2015!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Signing #Books at #Mashpee Commons! #Romance #Suspense Cape Cod #CapeCod Author Events

Market Street Bookshop,
a wonderful local book store!
Another event in my busy summer!  I’ll be signing copies of my new release, DANGEROUS CURRENTS, a Romantic Suspense set on Cape Cod, at Market Street Bookshop in Mashpee Commons on Saturday, August 4th, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  All my older titles will be available for sale and signing as well…SILVER LAKE and GULL HARBOR, both #1 Amazon Bestsellers, DIVINE FALL, an award-winning Young Adult Paranormal Romance, and HAUNTED SOULS, a ghost mystery/romance voted a Top 3 Read of 2016.  If you’re on Cape Cod for the weekend, or the summer, or year-round, come by and get some new beach reads!  And signed books make both great gifts and great souvenirs of your time on the Cape.  You can find the book store on, you guessed it…Market Street…right next to Trevi Restaurant and the big fountain.  If you've never visited the Commons, you're in for a treat, it's a beautiful and quaint spot right in the heart of Mashpee.

Steamy Second-Chance Romance filled with Secrets and Suspense...DANGEROUS CURRENTS

I’m thrilled that our local newspaper published an article on the new release and my writing career recently, mentioning the book signing event as well as some upcoming classes I’ll be teaching.  To read the article, click here!

One fateful night tore them apart...will they get a
second chance before a killer strikes?

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Author Panel + #Book Signing in #Bourne! Cape Cod #YA #amreading #CapeCod

I'll be chatting with readers and signing books this Thursday evening from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the Jonathan Bourne Library, located at 19 Sandwich Rd. in Bourne, along with several other authors who write Young Adult novels (many of us, including myself, also write books that are not YA, and we'll bring some of those too!)  There's still time download the selected "Beach Buddy Books" for FREE as well, if you'd like to register, but it's not required, and you can also pick up signed print copies that night!  An ideal event for aspiring authors of all ages as well as for adult and teen readers.  For more info on the specific books selected for the library's summer reading, see below!

I'm thrilled to share that my Young Adult Paranormal Romance, DIVINE FALL, is one of four novels being offered for FREE summer reading as part of the Jonathan Bourne Library's "Beach Buddy Book Club".  Cape Cod-area teens can register at Bourne Library's website and receive codes to download electronic copies of any (or all) of the four titles: Divine FallUndertowDescent, and Any Way You Slice It.  Then choose a buddy or two to read along with--friend, parent, cousin, sibling, etc.--and enjoy the stories together!  Plus, you can also meet the authors and ask questions or chat about characters on Thursday, August 2nd at the Bourne Library from 6-7:30 pm.

Winner of The Romance Review's Readers' Choice Award in YA

If you'd like to try Divine Fall but aren't in the Cape Cod area, you can still download it for only 99 cents on Kindle or Nook right now!  Find the links below...Happy Reading!

Divine Fall on Nook

"The action is nonstop and nail-bitingly good.  I was on the edge of my seat...
the twists and turns kept me constantly surprised." - Where Books Lead Us

Friday, July 27, 2018

Cover Reveal #4 ~ The Turning #Witches #RomanticSuspense #99c Box Set of 21 #Books!

A few weeks ago, I revealed the cover for Love Under Fire, a limited edition box set releasing in November, which will contain my latest romance + ghost mystery, The Haunting of Hillwood Farm.  I'm thrilled to be a part of this project, which involves 21 USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Bestselling Authors each contributing a brand new story filled with passion, thrills, and danger to benefit Pets For Vets, a charity that pairs rescue pets with veterans in need of companion animals.  To find more info on Love Under Fire and how you can get your limited edition copy of 21 books for just 99 cents (!!!!), click here or find the links below after the cover reveal.  Because right here on my blog, as we build up toward release day, visitors get to see each *individual* cover and read the accompanying keep checking back, because we have 17 more to reveal, including mine! Up today is The Witches of Storm Island, Book I: The Turning, by Linda Watkins.  

It is the Year of Our Lord 1685 and fourteen-year-old Maude Prichard finds herself at a crossroads in her life.  A chance meeting with a strange woman who never ages set the young Puritan maid on a path littered with fear, superstition, and witchcraft.  A boy whose love is forbidden and an old man drenched in darkness and depravity will catapult Maude out of her well-ordered world and into a life fraught with danger.  Travel with her as she journeys from the Massachusetts Bay Colony to the wilds of Maine, where she will finally take her place with The Witches of Storm Island.

The Witches of Storm Island series serves as a prequel to the contemporary Gothic novel series The Kate Pomeroy Mysteries, the first of which is entitled Storm Island.

What do you think of the cover?  I think it's wonderfully striking and spooky.  I love the fact that this story is set in Massachusetts, which is where I've lived since 1998.  In fact, my hubby is from Danvers, which is right next to Salem, the site of the infamous Witch Trials.  Of course, me being a fan of all things spooky, we've visited Salem on numerous occasions to take in the sites and the history.  Wandering around Salem during the month of Halloween is quite a scene!

Just 1 of the many pics I took this past October in Salem -
people take Halloween decorating very seriously there!

In case you missed the other Love Under Fire reveals, here is the list so far:

1.  Reign of Fire by Casi McLean
2.  The Asylum by Aaron Paul Lazar
3.  Buckle Bunny by Pamela Fagan Hutchins

We still have 17 covers in the set left to reveal!  Some of the stories in the box set contain paranormal elements, and some a different kind of danger or enemy...but all contain page-turning, spine-tingling romance and suspense!

Sound good?  Pre-order the whole set for 99 cents today!  Links for Apple, Nook, and Kobo are below, Amazon coming next month so check back if you have a Kindle!

Available to Pre-Order on Kindle beginning August 13th!

LOVE UNDER FIRE ~ 21 stories to heat up your winter!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Summer Nights Romance #Giveaway! #Books #Rafflecopter #Giftcards Enter to Win!

I'm thrilled to be a part of the Summer Nights All Romance Giveaway that begins today!  Hurry and enter to win one of the fabulous gifts!  We have a Kindle Fire 7 up for grabs, 3 e-book prize packs, 2 Amazon gift cards, and decadent chocolate boxes!  Visit the link directly below to enter, or scroll down to the bottom of this page for the Rafflecopter.

Enter to treat yourself to some
sweet and steamy prizes!
Imagine lazing in a hammock under the stars this summer with your favorite new book boyfriend. That could be you if you’re the lucky winner of a Kindle Fire 7 or one of 3 ebook prize packs! Perhaps you’ll nab an Amazon gift card or a big ole box of chocolate. Enter for your chance to win. The possibilities are delicious.

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Plus, you’ll find the latest book bargains from our sponsoring authors when you shop our book fair, including some FREE exclusive downloads. Plus, my latest release, DANGEROUS CURRENTS, is on *sale* for $2.99 for this event, the very first sale for this new title!  Be sure to play the bonus scavenger hunt for a chance at a $32 gold ballotin of Godiva chocolate!

What Reading Review Wars had to say about the hero of Dangerous Currents!
Steamy Second-chance Romance filled with Secrets and Suspense

Keep scrolling to get to the Rafflecopter!

A few of the prizes! Good Luck!

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