Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Something for nothing, and something for 99c

Challenging Andie is free at the moment.....



 Jaded war correspondent Ryan Armstrong reports terrible events without letting them pierce the armor covering his heart. When his colleague Emily Harte is murdered, he feels responsible for her death, and travels to England to return Emily’s effects to her daughter.
Bereaved, primary school teacher, Andie Harte has set herself a list of challenges to prove she can be as brave as her recently murdered mother, but when she’s hounded by the press the need to escape means she must accept help from Ryan. During their time in seclusion, attraction blossoms into an affair. Their relationship was only supposed to be a fling. When the time comes for Ryan to return to Bekostan, can she risk loving a thrillseeker, or is that a challenge too far?
Ryan avoids love, knowing the pain losing it can bring. A life without Andie is sensible, but is it possible?

Available everywhere. Including...

And my new release, Racing the Hunter's Moon
is 99c ... here's an excerpt



“Hungry?”
Betty’s heart pounded hard enough to burst. She swung around, and her startled gaze shot to the man who filled the doorway. A man with midnight-blue eyes.
Him.
Her hand fluttered at her throat. What on earth was the stranger from this morning doing here? Had he followed her?
“You’re Betty?” His eyes scanned her face with an I-don’t-believe-it look. He took a step forward, then another.
Everything in Betty rioted with the urge to escape. She eyed the doorway behind him and edged farther behind the table, putting solid pine between them. Her mouth was so dry it was as if she’d spent days crawling through the desert. He knows my name. She swallowed. “What are you doing here?”
 “Calm down.” As if realizing her agitation, he stopped. Held up his hands palms-out. “I’m Joe Carter.”
“You’re Joe Carter?”
“Is there an echo in here?” His hands lowered to his sides. The tension seemed to leave his shoulders and the corners of his mouth lifted in a smile.
Smoothing a hand over her hair, she glanced down at the table. A funny, fluttery feeling on seeing that smile replaced the panic she’d felt moments earlier. Unwanted awareness of him chased the tension from her body and filled it with warmth.
She rubbed the ache blooming at her temple. “Very funny.” To her annoyance, her words came out husky-soft, rather than sarcasm-laced. “I’ve been waiting here for almost two hours for a carpenter to show up, and now you? If you’re Joe, what were you doing grabbing me this morning?”
He avoided the question and looked past her at the open freezer door. “Looks like you were keeping yourself busy. Raiding the freezer, were you?”
Huh. “I was hungry. Someone kept me waiting.” The only reason she would ever break into someone else’s freezer was under desperate circumstances. “What are you, carpenter or…”
“It’s complicated.” He smiled, and once again attraction grabbed her insides with both hands and twisted. “But I have got a job to do this evening before we talk. I’m hungry too.” A black eyebrow arched. “Maybe you and I could have dinner after I’ve assembled the bed?”
Faded jeans rode low on his lean hips and clung to his thighs. Above them, he wore a chunky navy sweater under a battered black leather jacket. Average, everyday clothing. But the breadth of his shoulders, the glimpse of tanned collarbone evident in the dip of the sweater’s crew neck, were far from average or everyday. She scanned down. Work boots. Big work boots. Big feet, big… Cutting that thought off at the pass, Betty’s gaze shot up to collide with his.
Amusement danced in his eyes. “Well? Like what you see?”


Links: Amazon.com, Amazon UK, iTunes, Kobo, B&N, GooglePlay
 





Monday, August 18, 2014

Tea with Nora Roberts...and new release day!

So yesterday I had tea with Nora Roberts in the Lodge at Ashford Castle...which was fabulous.


And today, it's release day for Racing the Hunter's Moon - which is also fabulous. I'm liking this week already! 


Here's a little about the story:
Pretending to be a couple may drive them crazy.
Feisty mechanic Betty Smith should have only one thing on her mind—catching the conman who swindled her mother. Not the sexy stranger who kissed her then completely disappeared.
Undercover FBI agent Joe Carter needs to focus on the bad guy who got away, not the gorgeous headstrong brunette who watches too many cop shows and keeps interfering in his case. Unfortunately, catching their prey before he skips town means working together.
But while entering the vintage car rally as a couple seemed like a good idea at the time, faking feelings for each other turns out to be the easiest part. Neither one can allow anything to get in their way, but staying away from each other is impossible. They both know, though, once their plan is complete, so is their time together.

Here are the links:
Amazon.com,
Amazon.co.uk
iTunes
Barnes & Noble (Nook)
Kobo
GooglePlay
And Racing the Hunter's Moon is also available as a paperback at all online paperback retailers.




Thursday, August 14, 2014

FREE!

Under the Hood is Free... but it won't last long so grab it quick. 
Or if you've already read it, tell a friend!

Available everywhere.
Here are some links:



Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Love On The Vine - again

I have the rights back on a novella previously with The Wild Rose Press, and have today published it again on Amazon and it is trickling through to iTunes, Kobo, B&N etc as I write. Currently 99c on Amazon, but I expect it to go free on Amazon soon, as it will be free for a while on the other sites.

The book has been altered slightly and re-edited - I considered adding in some steamier sex to bring it from a sweet rating to a spicy rating, but in the end, decided to leave it as a sweet as my current wip is definitely on the hotter side!

Here's the cover, isn't it gorgeous?


p.s. I hope to have a release date soon for the last book in the Under the Hood series, coming this summer!


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Something from William Shakespeare for the Summer Solstice

In celebration of the Summer Solstice, I give you a snippet from A Midsummer Night's Dream... which shows that determined women and men playing hard to get in romances is nothing new....




DEMETRIUS


Do I entice you? do I speak you fair?


Or, rather, do I not in plainest truth


Tell you, I do not, nor I cannot love you?




HELENA


And even for that do I love you the more.


I am your spaniel; and, Demetrius,


The more you beat me, I will fawn on you:


Use me but as your spaniel, spurn me, strike me,


Neglect me, lose me; only give me leave,


Unworthy as I am, to follow you.


What worser place can I beg in your love,--


And yet a place of high respect with me,--


Than to be used as you use your dog?



DEMETRIUS


Tempt not too much the hatred of my spirit;


For I am sick when I do look on thee.


 
HELENA


And I am sick when I look not on you.




 Conflict and character set up well from the start...Enjoy the start of summer everyone!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

REVIEW COPIES - LOVE FOR BEGINNERS!

I have some exciting news today! My next book, a novella length story - the second in the Under the Hood Series called Love for Beginners, is going to be released from Entangled Publishing on May 27th and  they’re offering free review copies to the first 50 people who sign up!

You don't have to be a blogger to receive the book; however, they'd like the review to be posted within 1 Week of Release on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.

The Under the Hood Series is about a group of three women who run a garage in Virginia. Book 1, Under the Hood, is Alice's story, and Book 2, Love for Beginners is Mel's. There is a Book 3 scheduled for release later this year, which concludes the series, and is Betty's story.

The cover is under wraps for the moment, but here's the blurb:

She needs a lesson in love, and he’s the perfect teacher.
Mechanic Melody Swan is looking for a man who can share her hopes and dreams, but she swore she would never lose herself to passion. When sexy Heath Starr agrees to temporarily sub in the Under the Hood garage for his sister, Mel sees the perfect opportunity to enjoy being with a man without becoming attached.
Heath came to Meadowsweet to photograph nature, not find a hookup, especially since his last relationship ended in disaster. He vowed he’d never break another woman’s heart, and in turn, protect his own. Still, when Mel offers to serve as his outdoor guide, he can’t refuse.
Mel may say she’s only looking for right now, but her body is speaking a whole different language. And Heath’s viewfinder is drawn to her time and again. When the two find themselves isolated in a rustic cabin, they could both break their promises if they aren’t careful…

If you’re interested in receiving a review copy, just click the link to fill out this form and my publicist will be in touch.