Hi, everyone. Happy beginning of summer. In honor of June which is the month of brides, JAKE'S BRIDE will be free on Amazon from June 9-13. A contemporary marriage of convenience romance, this novel is both sweet and sexy. From a secret baby to a wedding to forgiveness, I hope readers will enjoy Jake and Sara's love story.
Also this month watch for the print copies of THE CEO'S UNEXPECTED PROPOSAL. Print books will be available on June 19 and ebook sales will begin on July 1. More about this third book in my REUNION BRIDES series for Harlequin Special Edition next month when my heroine, a music therapist helps the hero's son recover from trauma. It's an emotional story and one I hope will touch you deeply.
I'm working on my editing of KNIFE-EDGED, the first Caprice De Luca home stager mystery. My research has taken me from the occupation of home staging to conversations with members of law enforcement. Writing this book has been exciting and my mystery website will be live soon.
My new project is a series for Harlequin Special Edition, THE MOMMY CLUB. What is The Mommy Club? It's an organization where moms help parents in need. I'm immersed in writing the first book of the series that is set on a vineyard in California. More about the series and these books in the upcoming months.
AROUND THE HOUSE...
This is gardening and planting time around our house. The picture above was taken on our patio where I like to work in the beautiful weather we've been having. Editing just seems easier there! The scent of roses permeates the patio and it's lovely to either work or relax there.
I raised about 150 heirloom tomato plants from seed. I tried different varieties this year from Marianna's Peace, Big Orange, Great White, Anna Russian to Ghost Cherry, Brad's Black Heart and Chianti Rose. We had plenty to give to friends and family at our Memorial Day picnic.
London and Ebbie are helping me write! Since my sleuth in my mystery takes in stray animals, cats and dogs have a front and center place. Mine are busy watching butterflies and birds at this time of year. Yet still taking those cat naps.
SPECIAL THIS MONTH!!!
Prize: An artisan crafted sun catcher from Sedona. My July release THE CEO'S UNEXPECTED PROPOSAL takes place in beautiful northern Arizona.
Signed, advance copy of THE CEO'S UNEXPECTED PROPOSAL
Use the button on the right to enter the contest. Please only one entry per e-mail address. They are sorted. Contest ends on June 30 at midnight EST. Winner will be notified by July 15th and will have to e-mail me his/her snail mail address. If winner does not verify by midnight July 31, a new winner will be drawn. THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO US/CANADA WINNERS ONLY.
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