Sunday, June 30, 2013

Summer Edition 2013


A cold case.  A new lead.  After 27 years will Clare find her sister?  For my readers who like to hold a book in their hands, HER SISTER is now in print.  It is also available as an audiobook and an e-book.  I'm thinking about a sequel!  All three versions of HER SISTER are available at Amazon.

I have a new release--APRIL'S PROMISE--which is the first book in my Forever Love series.  Gabe is an honorable man, April is an honorable woman, but the secret April is keeping can tear them apart.  I'm in the midst of developing APRIL'S PROMISE into print and audiobook formats.  The print book should be available at Amazon by the end of August.  When you read this novel, it will be easy to tell who the hero of the next book will be.

At the end of July, the first book in my Mommy Club series will be released by Harlequin Special Edition.  The setting for WANTED: A REAL FAMILY is a California vineyard.  Former photojournalist, Jase Cramer, gives Sara Stevens and her daughter a place to stay when their house burns down.  A physical therapist, Sara once helped Jase heal from injuries that were more than physical.  Now a widow, she is free to fall in love again.  Can both of them put the past behind them to find everlasting love?

What do you think of Special Edition's new cover design. I think this one is a beauty.

I just finished Book 2 in my Caprice De Luca Mystery series.  I love the cover for Book 1, STAGED TO DEATH, which will be released in December.  Don't forget to check out Karen's Mystery Website to learn about the murder to be solved, as well as more about Caprice.  The mystery can be pre-ordered now on Amazon.


Zoie Joy celebrated her first birthday in May.  She has grown from 1 1/2 pounds to about 10 pounds since we found her last June.  Each day she makes us smile and downright belly laugh. You can read about her rescue at my blog series Rescuing A Kitty, Part 1.

She and her sisters watched with interest as we did a cosmetic makeover of our kitchen.  We brightened it up with yellow and white color blocking.  The sun catchers at the window throw rainbows on the wall. 

Everyday something new blossoms in the garden--from phlox to hibiscus to roses.  The patio is an inviting place to write.  The vegetable garden is in its early stages.  I raised heirloom tomatoes from seed again this year.  The zucchini and green beans have taken off, so soon we will hopefully have some organic vegetables to eat.


The prize this month is a Landau charm bracelet and a print copy of HER SISTER.  Use the button on the right to enter the contest.  Please only one entry per email address.  They are sorted.  The contest ends August 31 at midnight EST.  Winner will be notified by September 15 and will have to email me his or her snail mail address.  If winner does not respond by midnight September 30, 2013, a new winner will be drawn.  THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO US/CANADA WINNERS ONLY.  

Good luck!

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  1. What a lovely garden you have and I am totally in love with your kitty. We adopted two of them ourselves this year and they have us completely wrapped around their little paws.

    Wishing you all the best and continued success. :-)

    Connie Fischer

  2. Connie--Kitties can certainly wrap you around their little paws. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.