This story finaled in the 2011 RWA Golden Heart awards, the most prestigious romance contest in the nation for unpublished writers. (Ah, the memories!) Here’s what bestselling romantic suspense author, Brenda Novak said:
“An impressive debut! This book has everything readers crave: believable, endearing characters, an intriguing conflict and plenty of heart. Don’t miss LOCKED, LOADED & LYING.”Brenda Novak
Here I am at the RWC18 book signing with Kristan Higgins last week! Ten romance authors met 125 fun, energetic readers at the 3rd Annual Romance, Wine and Chocolate event created by Lorelei’s Lit Lair and hosted by the Alafaya Library in Orlando. Tickets were free and sold out in twelve hours, so if you want to go next year, join Lorelei’s mailing list before July 1st, 2019!
Besides hanging with Kristan, my favorite moment was when six consecutive readers came up and said, “I’d like to buy all your books, please.” Wow! A glimpse of what it’s like to be famous!
Check out the huge author names I am book signing with on Aug 31st in Orlando! Thanks to Lorelei’s Lit Lair I’m part of the 3rd AnnualRomance, Wine and Chocolate Reader Event. The keynote speaker is my favorite romance author ever, 2018 Rita Winner, Kristan Higgins. (I have dubbed myself her “#1 Stalker Fan,” and yes, she knows this and has yet to issue a restraining order, so it’s all good!)
Besides hearing from Kristan, there will be free wine and chocolate samples, all authors are bringing cool swag giveaways and I’m signing all three novels. The bad news: this free event sold out within hours, but they do have a waitlist. Can’t hurt to sign up, right? If you aren’t able to be there then the next best way to stay connected with me is through my newsletter. Next month I’ll give my subscribers have an exclusive excerpt of A Savage Trick, which is Book Three in my Damaged Heroes Series.
Have some poolside time this summer and looking for a riveting read? How about winning 21 romantic suspense novels?!
I’m partnering with a bunch of fellow authors here, and giving away a digital copy of Capturing the Queen. On July 18th, one participant will be picked to win ALL of these books, why not you? This giveaway asks you to follow as many of us as you want on our BookBub pages, the more you follow the more chances to win. No spam! All that “following” means is in the future you receive a BookBub notice when our newest release comes out.
Good luck, hope you win, and thank you for sharing this contest!
Meanwhile, I’m busy, busy, busy writing the next book in the Damaged Heroes Series, which will be: A Savage Trick. As soon as I figure out a bit more of the plot I’ll pass on some details soon, pinkie swear.
How is your summer going? If you’re searching for some riveting beach reads make sure you sign up for my newsletter. In my next issue I’ll spotlight my favorite romance authors. Hope you’re enjoying your summer!
This is SO fun! Have you heard of Book+Main? It’s a free website introducing romance readers to authors in a speed dating type setting. You browse snippets of novels (called bites) that authors have posted and hopefully you’ll discover a new-to-you favorite!
I’ve just spent a totally addictive afternoon choosing and uploading an excerpt from each of my novels and of course, perusing photography websites for the perfect picture to accompany each ‘bite.’ This is a hoot! Check it out and let me know what you think.
And I’d appreciate any suggestions on what to upload next. What scenes from my novels caught your attention?
Here is the invitation I received with it: Please join the New England Chapter of Romance Writers of America® in congratulating the finalists in the 2018 New England Readers’ Choice contest! At the Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference Awards Luncheon on Saturday, April 29, 2018 we will be announcing winners in each category, as well as the winner of our Grand Prize: a $250 gift certificate from Barclay Publicity!
Off to look at details about this conference! Meanwhile, do you want to read an excerpt?
2018 has started off with a bang! I’ve been invited to speak to organizations and book clubs about the craft of writing (a subject I can talk about until they yank me off-stage with a cane!) I’m also the Conference Coordinator for the Southwest FL Romance Writers event Hearts in the Sand, which is open to the public. If you have even the slightest interest in writing as a hobby or towards publication, this is the conference for you!
Thanks to each of you for your interest and friendship in my books and career this year. It’s been a tumultuous few months after Hurricane Irma, but I know the New Year will bring a clean slate and I have great plans for myself. For you? I wish nothing but the best as well! This is a takeoff on a Buddist Metta prayer I learned a few months ago. Something about the serenity of the words immediately touched my heart and I wish this all of this for you in 2018: