Monday, June 24, 2019

My #Book Made Cape Cod IN SEASON Magazine! Recommended Beach Reads #CapeCod #amreading #RomanticSuspense

Aside from writing, I work at a gym, and a few weeks ago, members started asking if I'd seen that I was in a local magazine.  I hadn't--in fact, I had no idea what they were talking about.  I tried to google myself but got no recent results.  But then they began bringing in the copies for me, and it was true!  The June edition of Cape Cod's IN SEASON magazine had an article entitled "Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer Reading" and the author, Christine Lynch, asked three local bookstore owners and two librarians for their recommendations of the best beach reads of the summer.  To quote from the article, "here are some hand-picked suggestions from outstanding sources.  Three of the Cape's quality book shops and two librarians, all experts in advising readers, narrowed down the bounty of good reads to help you find your special book". 


I was thrilled to see the owner of Market Street Bookshop in Mashpee Commons recommended Dangerous Currents as one of their store picks!  Dangerous Currents is a steamy second-chance romance filled with secrets and suspense, set on the shores of Cape Cod.  Signed copies are available at Market Street Bookshop, but if you're not local, both paperback and e-book versions are available on Amazon (and the Kindle version is on sale for just 99c for a few more days - hurry!).  The blurb is below, along with a few of my favorite editorial review quotes.



When a costly mistake ends Malorie Montgomery's career, she returns to Cape Cod in search of a fresh start. But her plans for a new--and quiet--life are quickly derailed when she makes a grisly discovery in the woods, and her screams bring the one person from her past she'd hoped to avoid. Dean Slater, the ex-boyfriend who broke her heart in high school, now lives in the beachfront community that was supposed to be her haven...and he's just as hot as he was six years ago.

With his rough background, Dean always knew he wasn't good enough for the kind, intelligent beauty who claimed his heart, but somehow he'd believed their love was strong enough to survive anything--until the tragic night she turned her back on him when he needed her trust the most. Despite their painful history, Dean can't resist the instinct to protect her, especially when it becomes apparent there's a killer in their town.

Their former chemistry soon reignites, but Malorie has long accepted that her dark family secret has destined her to a life alone. And when she uncovers evidence that makes her the killer's target, a deadly confrontation threatens to destroy any possibility of a second chance.


Visit Cape Cod for a whole lot of heat spiked with secrets and suspense for less than a buck!  DANGEROUS CURRENTS on Kindle 


Happy Beach Reading!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Final #99c #Sale Days! Steamy Second-Chance #Romance filled w/ Secrets + Suspense #CapeCod #RomanticSuspense #amreading #books

Final days for the DANGEROUS CURRENTS 99c Kindle sale!  If you need a new beach read filled with steamy romance, dangerous secrets, and a suspenseful twist, visit Cape Cod for Malorie and Dean's star-crossed love story!




When a costly mistake ends Malorie Montgomery's career, she returns to Cape Cod in search of a fresh start. But her plans for a new--and quiet--life are quickly derailed when she makes a grisly discovery in the woods, and her screams bring the one person from her past she'd hoped to avoid. Dean Slater, the ex-boyfriend who broke her heart in high school, now lives in the beachfront community that was supposed to be her haven...and he's just as hot as he was six years ago.

With his rough background, Dean always knew he wasn't good enough for the kind, intelligent beauty who claimed his heart, but somehow he'd believed their love was strong enough to survive anything--until the tragic night she turned her back on him when he needed her trust the most. Despite their painful history, Dean can't resist the instinct to protect her, especially when it becomes apparent there's a killer in their town.

Their former chemistry soon reignites, but Malorie has long accepted that her dark family secret has destined her to a life alone. And when she uncovers evidence that makes her the killer's target, a deadly confrontation threatens to destroy any possibility of a second chance.


Visit Cape Cod for a whole lot of heat spiked with secrets and suspense for less than a buck!  DANGEROUS CURRENTS on Kindle 


Friday, June 14, 2019

A $200 #Giftcard #Giveaway + #Free Reads for a Month! Join Reading Review Wars #FridayReads #Books

Want to get free books for a month and an entry into a $200 gift card giveaway for each one you read?  As promised, I have info on a huge month-long Read to Review Event beginning in July with a grand prize of a $200 gift card!  If you enjoy free books, we'd love to have you join the event.  We have 40 authors contributing one book each, so there will be lots of titles to choose from, and every review you post gets you entered into multiple giveaways throughout the month...plus the big grand prize $200 one! 

How it works:  You sign up to be a reader and join our month-long event Facebook page (If you're not on FB we have other options, just contact me).  Between July 15 and August 15, groups of books--all with romantic elements, but beyond that, many sub-genres and lengths--will be released for review, and the participating readers will choose the titles they are interested in reading.  The book is delivered for *free*, and once a reader finishes a book and posts the review to Amazon, Bookbub, and Goodreads, they gain an entry into the grand prize drawing and may choose another book.  By the end of the month, 40+ titles will have been made available for review.  The more books read/reviews posted, the more entries for the $200 grand prize, but there are also lots of smaller prizes ($5 and $10 gift cards, signed print books, swag, etc.) that your reviews allow you to enter.  We also have author meet-and-greets and games.


The title I'm entering is The Haunting of Hillwood Farm, so you could pick this ghost mystery/romantic suspense as one of your free reads if you like some spooky romance ~ this long novella won Best Romantic Suspense of 2018 at N.N. Light's Book Heaven, was named one of the Top 40 Paranormal Romances out there by Reedsy, and recently advanced as a Finalist in Paranormal in InD'Tale Magazine's prestigious RONE Awards.  An exciting few months for my 6th novel!
Interested in this great event?  

Fill out the form to join the reader group here

Feel free to spread the word ~ Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Haunting of Hillwood Farm is a RONE Finalist! #Book Awards #paranormal #romance

"'Hillwood Farm' is the complete ghost-hunting
package: vengeful spirits, an isolated setting,
secrets, a sensual romance, and
an affable, brave heroine facing off
 against the dark underworld." ~ InD'Tale
I am over the moon to share the news that The Haunting of Hillwood Farm is a RONE Award Finalist!  This ghost mystery/romantic suspense was given a Crowned Heart of Excellence Review by InD'Tale Magazine and thus nominated for their RONE Award.  Readers then voted for nominated titles to move to the next round to become finalists, and I'm so grateful that The Haunting of Hillwood Farm gained the votes to become one of the six Finalists.

Now, my book moves forward to be read by the judges, and the awards will be presented at their annual conference.  Waiting to hear where it will be, to see if I can attend and meet some of my author friends who are also Finalists in person!  Whether I'm there or not, I'll be on tenterhooks that evening, waiting to here.  But for me, the old cliche is true...I really do feel it's an honor just to be nominated, and the fact that I've made it to the finals is icing on the cake!  And I would like to take this opportunity to voice my appreciation for everyone who voted for The Haunting of Hillwood Farm...HUGE THANKS!  




Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Summer of #Romance #free + #99c #Book Fair! #amreading #FridayReads

Reading Review Wars on DANGEROUS CURRENTS
Summer is here ~ Ready to fill your Kindle with Romance Beach Reads?  Click the link below to find 20 novels either on sale for 99c or FREE!  My steamy second-chance Romantic Suspense Dangerous Currents is in the fair, available at a sale price of 99c.  One fateful night tore them apart...will they get a second chance before a killer strikes?  Visit Cape Cod for a whole lot of heat spiked with secrets and suspense!  Hurry - last day of the fair is Friday, June 7 ~ but Dangerous Currents will be on sale a few more days for less than a buck :)

PS there are also Fantasy and Sci-Fi deals there too!





Forget the Housework, I'm Reading on DANGEROUS CURRENTS

Sunday, June 2, 2019

#CoverReveal! New Look for SILVER LAKE ~ Ghost #Mystery Reunion #Romance #paranormal #books

A haunting, an old flame, and secrets from the past...
My first novel, Silver Lake, has had a pretty interesting journey.  I spent years thinking about it, 3 1/2 years actually writing it, a year querying and revising (5 times!), and then nine months after I received a publishing contract (woo hoo!) going through edits and production.  When you sign on with a publisher, you do so with the understanding they will make changes and they will design the cover.  The very first cover I received for Silver Lake I absolutely adored...but when I showed it off on social media, another author with my pub pointed out it was very similar to hers (cover artists often use the same stock images).  It was decided my title had to get a new one.  I was disappointed.

I did like the new cover enough...it felt a little more spooky, and this *is* a ghost mystery/reunion romance.  But the font always felt "off" to me...a little sci-fi vibe maybe?

To my excitement, the book did well enough to attract the attention of Amazon's traditional publishing house, and they bought the rights for a 5 year period.  My little debut title hit #1 on Amazon again and again under their Encore imprint. 

Now, the rights have reverted back to the original publisher, and the book had to come offline while the link and publisher changes were made.  Since this was happening, I decided to ask for a new font...one that (to me) suggests more romantic suspense.  They agreed to do this for me, and to incorporate my new status as a USA TODAY Bestselling Author.  Here it is, before and after!  What do you think?  Does the cover represent the genre and the blurb (below) to you?  I'd love the hear your comments :)



Original cover...font to me suggested aliens/sci-fi?  Just me?



New font!  All my covers have a light/dark theme
(romance and spooky suspense), and I think this font
ties in nicely to the fonts on some of my other covers.

Rain Anderson can't decide which is more unsettling--encountering the ghost of her missing friend, or reuniting with the man whose love she foolishly rejected. But one thing is certain: the past has come back to haunt her, quite literally.

Five years ago, Rain's tight-knit group of high school friends unraveled when one vanished during their senior year. Now, a parent's deathbed request has reunited the friends at Silver Lake, including Jason Lansing, the man Rain discarded.

Rain and Jason discover the powerful attraction between them has survived, but though Jason is willing to forgive, he can't let himself forget. The possibility of falling for Rain again is too risky.

Slamming doors, crashing objects, flaring fires--clearly the ghost has a message to share. As Rain and Jason struggle to unravel the truth, they must face a desperate spirit in need of help--and a burning passion that refuses to die.