Saturday, May 28, 2011

June 2011

What's New? 

I've published a new e-book this month. EVERYDAY CINDERELLAS is a collection of romantic short stories that I hope will spotlight the fact that any woman can be a Cinderella! I've showcased women from many walks of life—a teacher, a nurse, a home-town girl. I love the cover which captures the essence of all the stories-women can feel like Cinderellas with a caring, everyday guy. This e-book anthology of seven short stories is $.99 and would be great for reading while you wait anywhere.

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Cinderella will be my theme for the next few months. At the end of August my Harlequin Special Edition HIS COUNTRY CINDERELLA will be available. This is book 3 in the Montana Mavericks continuity series HERE COME THE TEXANS! My hero is a character I created in FROM DOCTOR...TO DADDY last year's Montana Mavericks release. Zane Gunther, my country singer hero, has plenty of down-home charm. And I'll tell you a little secret no one but my editors know yet. I penned a country song for this one! In From Doctor...To Daddy, I wrote a refrain. But For Zane's book, I wrote a whole song. It was fun and challenging and something I always wanted to do!

     And at the end of September watch for ONCE UPON A GROOM, book 2 in my Reunion Brides series. My heroine, a horse gentler has never forgotten the hero. He is an Oscar-winning movie director now who has come home to his family's ranch—the Rocky D—to settle the past once and for all.  Sweethearts in high school, Zack and Jenny find feelings and secrets from the past are every-present now. Their reunion is a passionate and emotional one.

All three of these projects have brought me joy as a writer and I hope you are swept up in these romances as I was.

For work-in-progress, I'm writing book 3 of my Reunion Brides series, working title A DANCE WITH HER PRINCE CHARMING. Mikala is a music therapist who is helping the hero's son overcome a traumatic accident. It's an emotional story and the last third will be a challenge. But I can't wait for that moment when Mikala and Dawson realize they belong together forever.


This is the time of year when my gardens bring relaxation, sensory fulfillment and peace. My herb bin is coming along nicely. Our tomato garden as you can see is full of tomato plants but also catmint, poppies, and ornamental grass. There might even be a marigold or two. Our patio becomes a refuge with ceramic pots sitting around the edges. I planted them all, putting together tall and short plants and colors as I would weave together a book! Yes, those are tomato plants amid the planters that are waiting for friends to come and pick them up.


This month I'm running a contest for a beautiful keepsake box with lavender and amethyst colored crystals in a butterfly design (1 7/8 x 2 1/8 inches) along with the first book in my Reunion Brides series, HIS DAUGHTER...THEIR CHILD.Use the button on the right to enter. Please one entry per email address. Contest ends on June 30 at midnight EST. Winner will be notified by July 15 EST and will have to email me his/her snail-mail address. If winner does not verify by midnight July 22, a new winner will be drawn.  Good luck and have a wonderful summer! 

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  1. Loving your garden atm Karen !!! Great giveaway ;) Look forward to move of the Reunion Bride series ;) I follow you over at facebook ;)

    katrina whittaker

  2. Hi, Katrina--Good to see you here. Good luck with the contest. Karen

  3. I think every girl has a fantasy about being a Cinderella with a strong romantic Prince coming to the rescue. Can't wait to read these great stories.

  4. Jacquie--For a while, fairytales were "old." But then Disney revived the dream with its "princesses." I love the fact that girls are dreaming again of being Cinderella. I hope you enjoy the books.

  5. Oh I just loved this book His Daughter, Their Child.... and I love the title of your e-book... And you have the magic touch with flowers...

  6. I saw a little blip about this book and have been intrigued by it since I saw and read the book blurb.

    The keepsake is beautiful by the way! Thank you for the contest!

  7. Kathleen--I don't know about the magic touch. I'm amazed they keep growing. I just started all this about two years ago. But I do love it.

  8. Gabby--I'm glad you saw the blip. I post them but don't know if anyone gets them! Good luck with the contest.

  9. Beautiful garden. Can't wait to read the book!

    your1chef@aol. com

  10. Christine--Thanks for commenting. The garden helps me write!