Monday, September 2, 2013

Coming Soon: Boomtown Boys - the Men of the Oil Fields

Psst! I've been working on a new project and I'm almost ready to share. After writing four standalone romances, I found that I wanted to take on the challenge of writing a series.

I have been fascinated by the stories of the men and women behind America's oil boom. Over the last couple of years, I've read so many news articles about the boom towns in North Dakota, where populations have doubled and would-be workers have arrived from all over the country, ready to lend a hand. The work is hard, but the rewards can be great for those willing to get their hands dirty and work a long day (or night) on the rigs.

I created the fictional town of Conway, North Dakota, where six friends from Arkansas have come seeking their fortune. They find lodging in what was once the bunk house of an abandoned ranch, and the five men and one woman all find employment within weeks.

But in a town where men outnumber women four to one, even the best of friends find themselves missing female company before long. Find out how Matthew, Chase, Calvin, Jimmy and Zane find love in boom times.

I just got my cover for the first book in the series, BLACK GOLD, which will be released in autumn 2013:

Stay tuned for more about The Boomtown Boys!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Hey, Tweeps!

I've been lucky enough to get to know some of the romance writers in the San Francisco Bay Area, and they talked me into trying Twitter. I'm just getting my feet wet, but it's fun :)

I'd love to follow you if you're on Twitter too...

Find me here!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

Try MINE 'TIL MONDAY for 99 cents!

In February, I offered A MAN FOR THE SUMMER as a free download on Amazon. Now, just over a month later, over 125,000 of you have downloaded a copy!  I couldn't be more delighted to introduce new readers to my work. Thank you to all of you!

Now, I'd like to offer you another of my small town romances at a steep discount: for the next month, you'll be able to buy MINE 'TIL MONDAY - a full-length romance novel - for .99 on Amazon. I hope you'll take this opportunity read more about dentist Junior Atkinson - whose father was expecting a boy and got a girl instead - and hunky travel writer Griff Ross.

Click here to purchase MINE 'TIL MONDAY for 99 cents!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Announcing the Release of MINE 'TIL MONDAY

One of my all-time favorite romance storylines is the marriage of convenience, interpreted for modern readers - where two people are forced to marry or pretend to marry to further some other goal. Often, a man needs a woman to stand in as a wife to advance his business interests. Wouldn't it be fun, I thought, to turn that upside down? 

In MINE 'TIL MONDAY, Dorothy Albright's would-be boss is looking for a specific kind of person to run her beloved company - a married person. And since the boss loves golf, Dorothy contacts her one old friend who's not only a golfer but an ex-pro - her childhood companion, "Mud" Taylor. Mud agrees to play Dorothy's mate for the weekend to fulfill a promise made long ago, but as they struggle to convince the rest of the world they're in love, they start having a hard time remembering that they're actually not.

(P.S. Isn't this a darling cover? I have to thank my designer, Kim Killion - I think this is one of her best ever!)

Available at Amazon

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


I never set out to be a cougar, honest! But after my divorce, when I was taking a break from men, I got to know a very sweet - and very handsome - guy who walked his dog in the same park where I often took lunch breaks. I started looking forward to running into them.  By the time I figured out that Will was almost ten years younger than me, it was too late - I was smitten!

Things didn't work out with Will, but we dated long enough for me to learn something important: attraction doesn't have age rules. 

When I decided to try writing a sexy book, I decided I'd write about a woman who falls for a much younger man. After all,  happily-ever-after comes in all different combinations!

Warning: this is a spicier read than my other books

Available at AmazonAll Romance ebooks

A MAN FOR THE SUMMER available now!

There's nothing I love more than taking long drives on back roads, stopping to explore small towns along the way. It was on one such drive through Missouri that my sister and I stumbled on a little diner called the Green Bean Cafe. Everything in the place - walls, floors, tables, counters, dishes - was some shade of green. We couldn't stop laughing about it, and I promised her I'd put that restaurant in a book someday.

A MAN FOR THE SUMMER features not only the Green Bean Cafe, but one of my favorite heroines, Junior Atkinson, who grew up with a bunch of brothers and a boy's name. It'll take a determined man to tame her!

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