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Thursday, July 23, 2020

RWANYC BLOG TOUR! WELCOME ABOARD!



Welcome to the RWANYC Summer Blog Tour! RWA authors are posting excerpts from their works. This is from my book, "You Belong to Me." 

When you've finished reading mine, click on the link below to return to the tour and read the excerpts from other fine authors. Thanks for stopping by! 

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December

“Look, Dad!” Bobby Morrison yelled from the living room.

Holding a mug of coffee, the boy’s father, Cal, strolled into the room and peered out the window.

“Someone’s moving in,” Cal said.

“Look! A big truck,” exclaimed the boy.

Cal chuckled and rubbed his son’s head as they watched the men unloading furniture and carting it into the house.

“Go get dressed. School today.” Cal shooed Bobby away.

Curiosity riveted the older Morrison to the window. A woman appeared at the door to the small house. Her short, dark hair and the way she moved caught his eye.

“What’s she doing here? She’s not moving into that house, is she?” he said to himself.

A frown drew the corners of his mouth down. His brows knitted, and anger tightened his chest. Hadn’t Giselle Davenport done enough harm? She didn’t belong here anymore. Why had she come back? It sure wasn’t because of him. Why hadn’t she stayed in Europe, where she belonged?

He had a life in Pine Grove now. Her return would spoil things. He’d been over Giselle since themoment she left, or at least that was what he told himself. He’d found someone else, married, and had a child. So, why didn’t Giselle stay in another corner of the world?

Drawn to her against his will, he stood there, transfixed, as the burly men hauled tables, chairs, and boxes inside.

“She can’t own the place. No. She must be renting. Probably only a brief stop on her way to Timbuktu for another fancy job,” he muttered to himself. And maybe breaking another heart? At least this time, it wouldn’t be his.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

REWRITE THE STARS - NEW RELEASE!



Welcome! How about a taste of my new release? It's back to Pine Grove. Meet some of your favorite characters again as you rub elbows with the folks of Pine Grove, a small town in upstate New York, where people can be so friendly, some might call it nosy. 

Here's a taste of the book - one of my favorite scenes: 

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Flint closed his project file. While he’d never buy a mansion on the profits from McKay Press, he and his brother lived comfortably in Pine Grove. His parents had sold the business and their house to their sons when they moved to Arizona.
Flint and Marty renovated the place and took a business loan from the bank to upgrade their equipment and expand. Flint had put Marty in charge of new accounts while he took care of tried-and-true customers and maintained the machinery. The partnership worked. The brothers, separated by five years, stayed out of each other’s way. In their spare time, they joined the volunteer fire corps.
“So? Did Miss High-and-Mighty tell you what to do with the store or tell you to fuck off?” The slow drawl of his younger brother, Marty, annoyed him.
“Don’t call her that. She was nice, real nice.”
“I bet. So why’d you come home pissed?”
“Shut up, Marty.”
“Yeah, yeah, Flint. When pigs can fly, when the worm turns, and when hell freezes over, you’ll get a call from Miss Cassandra Wells.”
Seeing Cassie had jolted Flint. Could she be more stunning than she’d been at sixteen? Hell yeah. She’d exuded an energy from her expression, the way she’d moved, and those eyes. Damn those eyes. They were the clearest blue, like the Caribbean Sea. Her hair still had a reddish glint, too. Being in her presence had turned him on. Until she sloughed off the importance of the store. As heartless as she was beautiful. He shuddered to think she’d turned her back on her past.
The phone interrupted his thoughts.
“McKay Press. Flint McKay speaking.”
“Hey, Flint.”
“Oh, hi, Grey.” Damn, if there was anyone he didn’t want to talk to, it was Grey Andrews.
“Rumor has it you had dinner with Cassie Wells.”
“There is truth to the rumor.”
“Great. So? When is she coming to take care of the store?”
“Well, we didn’t exactly work out a date yet.” Flint glanced at the sky, asking for forgiveness for one of the biggest lies of his life.
“Why not?”
“You know, performers. Schedules. Stuff.” Sweat broke out on his forehead.
“Oh. Okay. I hope she’s coming soon. Town council’s getting antsy. Keep me in the loop.”
“Sure thing, Grey.” Flint put down his phone and wiped his palm over his face.
“You’re digging the hole deeper,” Marty said, lounging against the doorjamb of Flint’s office.
“I know, I know.”
“Not ready to give up on her, are you?”
“I just saw her this week. Crap. Give the woman some time. She’s real busy. It’s not like she’s sitting on her butt all day eating candy. She’ll come around. You’ll see.” Hmm, second biggest lie of his life.
“Is that what she told you?”
“Never mind what she told me.”
Marty shot his brother a sly grin. “Yeah, right. Like there’s anything between you and her anymore.”
“None of your business. Don’t you have calls to return or something?”
“I’m going, I’m going.” Marty held up his palm. “Hell, you can lie to me all you want, Flint. But don’t lie to yourself.”
With those words, Marty slipped away. Flint stared out the window. There were Chipping Sparrows at the bird feeder. Marty was right. Lying to others was bad enough, but lying to yourself was worse. He sighed and turned his focus to the computer.
His cell rang. “McKay Press. Flint McKay speaking.”
“Flint?” A small voice barely audible whispered his name.
“Cassie?”
Well, shit. Pigs can fly, worms have turned, and hell has frozen over!


Here's a bit about the book: 


After sixteen years setting records at the box office, winning Tony Awards, and rising like the brightest star in the sky, stardom no longer appeals to Cassandra Wells. At 32, she wants to trade in her greasepaint for a new life. The first step is escaping the people controlling her. Would old friendships rekindled, and secrets revealed allow Cassie to rewrite the stars?

It's book six of the Pine Grove series, but a true stand-alone and only $3.99 for the ebook. 

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Friday, December 20, 2019

NEW RELEASE! CHRISTMAS DUET - A PINE GROVE CHRISTMAS NOVELLA




Brand new holiday novella - CHRISTMAS DUET
A Pine Grove Christmas story.


Sheriff Don Armstrong can’t believe what he sees when he shines his flashlight on someone breaking and entering –a beautiful woman. What’s a woman wearing expensive suede boots doing climbing in a window? And why is such a fancy perp in Pine Grove altogether? With gun drawn, he gives the orders.

Hold it right there, Ma’am. Step back. Away from the window. Keep your hands where I can see them.”

The woman’s eyes widen. Like a deer in the headlights, she freezes. He thinks he’s seen it all, until he meets Traci Ashton. Sure, it’s Christmas Eve, but Don stopped believing in miracles years ago.    

Traci Ashton has it all, or almost all. With a job she loves and a kick-ass apartment in New York City, what more could she ask for? The only thing missing is the perfect man. The closest she’s come, Lars, went back to Norway at Thanksgiving –and he didn’t ask her to go with him.

Newly turned forty, Traci gives up looking. Little does she suspect that the next attractive man she meets brandishes a gun and is pointing it at her! 

Pre-order here:
(On sale 1/1/20)






  

Thursday, October 31, 2019

A TREASURY OF HOLIDAY STORIES TO WARM YOUR HEART


Welcome to my treasury of holiday stories. I'm a sucker for holidays and have been writing holiday books forever. Here they are, some award-winners, some poignant, some funny, short, long, they defy categorization -- except to say they are all holiday stories and they all have happy endings. From $0.99 to $4.99, your sure to find something intriguing. Let's start with Thanksgiving.





THE MARRIAGE LIST


Written specifically for Thanksgiving, this timeless story is a favorite of mine.


Can happily ever after start with a list? After 10 years of working, saving, and investing, Grey Andrews achieved a level of wealth that allows him to do what he wants with his life. He needs a woman to share it with, but not any woman, the perfect woman, one who possesses the three qualities on his marriage list. $2.99 Buy it HERE




HANUKKAH HEARTS


Relocated to New York City from the Midwest, Becky Cohen follows her dream by snagging a choice entry level job at a publisher. She plans to Skype with her family during their Hanukkah celebration, until her mother’s rushed to the hospital.  

Devastated to be removed from her loved ones during this trying time, Becky’s amazed to find a new gift appears on her desk every day. Does she figure out who her benefactor is? Read the story to find out. $1.99
Buy it HERE








At Christmas, Laura Fleming lived her fantasy adventure. Paid to house-sit for the fabulously wealthy financier, C.W. Banley, while he traveled, she eagerly headed for New York City. As mistress of his elegant townhouse, she baked cookies and dressed the old gent’s richly-furnished residence for the holidays. Every year, she wished, in vain, for a happy ending. Will this be the year that Miss Fleming discovers her dreams can come true? A sweet, award-winning, Christmas Fairy Tale. $2.99
Buy it HERE

When Connecticut Kings star football player, Keith Wilson, asks his actress sister, Molly, to sub for him at the annual Christmas party for kids, she refuses. Although he manipulates her into agreeing, she turns the tables by extracting a reluctant promise from him. Will she be able to carry off posing as a man? And what happens when Santa turns out to be someone she didn’t expect? A sweet, sexy short holiday romantic comedy. $0.99 Buy it HERE
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Why did life have to be so hard? And at Christmas, too. Things had been going great for him. Being the top defenseman on the Huskies and married to the hottest, nicest woman—Deke had captured the brass ring of life. This Christmas, half of that dream bursts into flames. Does he need a Christmas miracle to keep the other half from going up in smoke, too?  $2.99
Buy it HERE







A contemporary holiday romance that starts in the country and travels into the glitzy glitter of New York City at Christmas. A steamy, funny, emotional story with a happy ending you'll never see coming! $2.99  Buy it HERE


Broken promises, heartbreak, bitterness keep Cal and Giselle apart. Can a little boy and the spirit of Christmas convince them to put their hurt aside and open their hearts to forgiveness? $3.99   Buy it HERE















As the men and their women celebrate the holidays, bad news rivals good as accidents, breakups, and unexpected reunions strain love to the breaking point. Who will get their Christmas wish and who will not? If you’ve loved the men of the First & Ten series, then you won’t want to miss this nail-biter, the final chapter that will have you in tears and laughing with the wonderful men of the Connecticut Kings. $4.99 Buy it HERE






When he turned eighteen, Tuffer  gave up on getting his one special Christmas wish. At twenty-three, the tough, pro football lineman turned his energies toward helping the Connecticut Kings win the Super Bowl and courting the coach’s daughter.
One wintry day, Tuffer’s wish was granted. He hoped it would bring peace to his life, but the outcome was just the opposite.
A story of Christmas spirit reaching into the heart of an angry young man. The emotion in this short story will rock you to your roots. Stand-alone short story. $0.99  Buy it HERE


Monday, August 26, 2019

FREE!!






Not sure if you like football romance? Read the first chapters of all nine books here – FREE!   Meet the men of the Connecticut Kings football team. Share their anguish and their triumphs as they strive for success in the game of football and the game of love.
GRIFF MONTGOMERY, QUARTERBACK
BUDDY CARRUTHERS, WIDE RECEIVER
PETE SEBASTIAN, COACH
DEVON DRAKE, CORNERBACK
SLY "BULLHORN" BRODSKY, OFFENSIVE LINE
AL "TRUNK" MAHONEY, DEFENSIVE LINE
HARLEY BRENNAN, RUNNING BACK
OVERTIME: THE FINAL TOUCHDOWN
A KINGS' CHRISTMAS 
This is a compilation of the first chapters of all nine books in the football romance series, First & Ten. 


Find the free book here: 

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