New release! Romance Super Bundle 4 – 10 books for only 99¢

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Nov 292016

The USA Today bestselling bundle is back again! From hot Navy SEALS and secret babies to amnesia, small towns and bad guys in pursuit, you’re sure to find all your romance novel favorites in this set of ten full-length novels.


SEALs OF HONOR: MASON, Dale Mayer—Kill or be Killed. Part of an elite SEAL team, Mason takes on the dangerous jobs no one else wants to do – or can do. When he’s on a mission, he’s focused and dedicated. When he’s not, he plays as hard as he fights. Until he meets a woman he can’t have but can’t forget.

FINDING HOPE, Lois Winston (writing as Emma Carlyle)—When Hope lands her dream job, she doesn’t expect to fall for her married boss and keeps her feelings to herself, even after his wife walks out on him and their triplets. Ben finds himself developing feelings for Hope he knows better than to act on, given past mistakes. But three very determined tykes are out to find everyone a happy ending.

NEVER LET ME GO, Donna Marie Rogers—Hannah Porter’s had a crush on Sheriff Chase Lowell since she was a kid, which seems to be the problem—he thinks of her more as a little sister than a romantic interest. But something changes following a robbery at the diner where she works. When Chase makes her safety his personal mission, Hannah makes it her mission to get him to see her in a different light.

STRANDED WITH THE SEAL, Amy Gamet— Former Navy SEAL Trevor “Hawk” Hawkins is on an unsanctioned mission to take down the man who killed his teammate. But when his car careens into another on a snowy mountain road, he finds himself stranded with a beautiful woman who has no memory of her life. The storm outside worsens and passion flares between them, but the woman’s true identity has the power to destroy them both.

AUTUMN WISH, Stacey Joy Netzel—secret baby with a twist…Confirmed bachelor Sam Mallin hasn’t the first clue how to care for the baby girl dropped on his doorstep. When his beautiful neighbor Nikki offers to help, he finds himself falling for both females. Is it possible Nikki’s falling for him, too, or is he just the convenient, ready-made family she so desperately wishes for?

TRUTH ABOUT LOVE & MURDER (Love & Murder Book 1), Edie Ramer—The truth is that life is uncertain. Meg Quinn is co-guardian of her dying best friend’s son along with her friend’s brother, a former Marine. As the couple search for a missing veteran, they find out the truth about life and love … and murder.

SPLIT DECISION, Wendy Ely— Sports reporter Grace Avery is up for a promotion, but only if she gets an interview with the notoriously private, heavy weight champion, Rally Brewer. Grace discovers who Rally is beyond the boxing ring. Little does anyone know, as Grace gets Rally to open up, a two-year-old secret is in jeopardy. Is revealing his secret worth gaining Grace’s love?

LILY AND THE GAMBLER, Linda McLaughlin—Respectability is in the eye of the beholder, or so Lily hopes. After her lover’s death she pretends to be his widow and travels to California to marry a mine owner. Then she meets King Callaway, a charming gambler. King knows he’s found his Queen of Hearts. But can he convince her to take a chance on a foot-loose card sharp? Only Lady Luck knows for sure…

EDGE OF MIDNIGHT, Ava Bradley—A wounded cop, a frightened woman, a desperate race to save a child in danger….Two people adrift in their own personal tragedies join together to save an innocent child from a power-hungry geneticist intent on creating a superior race. A Golden Heart award winner.

DEATH ON THE OCEAN FLOOR, Georgina Lee—Tetra Martin finds her roommate dead in a cave accessible only at low tide…and learns she’s the main suspect. Her only hope is David Haines, her sexy supervisor who keeps her at a distance. But as the tide rises, so does Tetra’s desire for him. Along with the killer’s intent to make Tetra the next victim. USA Today Bestselling author.

Buy the book! Amazon | AmazonUK | BN | iBooks | Kobo | GP

Sep 022014

But don’t buy it yet! Paranormally Yours: A Boxed Set is selling for $5.99 but we plan to lower it to 99 cents on Sept. 15. If you’re on my newsletter list, you’ll be notified. And if you aren’t, I hope you’ll sign up for it. Here’s the scoop on the box set:

Eight paranormal and fantasy romances from USA Today, B&N and Amazon bestselling authors for one great price! Indulge yourself with stories of romance, suspense, mystery, urban fantasy, or adventure. Whether you like ghosts, vampires, witches, werewolves, dragons, fae, jinn or a trip through a portal on the back of a very special horse, this set will delight and entertain.

This Blood – Alisha Basso, Amazon bestselling author

Grace finds herself the keeper of tremendous power and now the underworld is out to get her. Seth is a monster on the hunt and his prey has never been more seductive. While Graces’ powers will ensure his leadership in the underworld, her beauty will make her captivity a pleasure.

The Starbuck Chronicles: AfterLife – Zoe Dawson, bestselling author of Going to the Dogs

In this world gone mad……Lily’s biggest challenge is to survive. A grumpy werewolf client is the least of witch caterer Lily Starbuck’s worries when her partner is murdered. To make matters worse, the Fairy Dust Administration dust hounds are hot on her partner’s trail, sniffing around for illegal dust.

Raver – Candace Carrabus, Amazon bestselling author

Lauren thought she could call Cirq’s missing horses and return to Earth before anyone noticed. Now, she’s fighting giant venomous birds, a hostile queen, and the unfamiliar yearnings of her heart. Time is running out and conspiracy threatens from all sides. Can she return Cirq’s horses before it’s too late?

Soul of a Vampire – Lauralynn Elliott

Nikolas longs for his soul as the darkness in him tries to take over. Tessa searches for a way to help Nikolas before it’s too late. Together they fight physical and emotional battles in their quest for the one thing that could allow them to be together. Will they make it before time runs out?

In Cassie’s Corner – Dale Mayer, USA Today bestselling author

Faith and loyalty are tested as a young woman learns what it is to believe – in herself, in her friends, and in life after death.

Love my Dragon Mama Blues cover!

Love my Dragon Mama Blues cover!

Dragon Mama Blues – Edie Ramer, USA Today bestselling author

Jin Long is in love and pregnant…and a dragon turned into a woman. But someone knows what she is and wants her for himself. She steals away to her dragon son in Nashville. Her lover follows her…and so does trouble.

Black Diamond Jinn – Mary Hughes

The Y12 doom is real. Government witch Amaia Jones has the spreadsheet to prove it. Amaia turns to Rafe, a stunning jinni, for help. He proposes Venus magic, the very thing that killed her parents’ love. But the world is ending, tonight, unless she takes drastic action.

The Mating – Nicky Charles, Smashwords and B&N bestselling author  

Elise had no idea when she came home that day that she’d end up mated to a complete stranger. A new Alpha and the need for an alliance between packs have made her a pawn.

Release Party for Christmas at Angel Lake!

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Oct 022013

Giveaways! Gift cards! And books!

I’m having a big release party today at my Facebook Author Page! It’s for CHRISTMAS AT ANGEL LAKE, but I’m also talking about my MIRACLE INTERRUPTED SET (Book 1, 2 & 3 of my Miracle Interrupted series). I have great guests. Comment on all the posts for a chance to win!

Here’s the schedule:

8 a.m CST: I announce the party with a gift card and a giveaway!
9 a.m: New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden kicks it off with giveaways 🙂
10 a.m.: Maree Anderson – my New Zealand author connection, who is a multi-award winning author whose first book was optioned for TV!
11 a.m.: Mary Hughes, who publishes her fun and witty romances with Samhain, Crimson, and now is dipping her toes into self-publishing 🙂
Noon: USA and Amazon bestselling author Stacey Joy Netzel who started with small town books set in Wisconsin (like me!), but expanded into Europe with her Italy Intrigue series.
1 p.m.: USA bestselling author Marilyn Brant, who is a great writer, friend, and one of the sweetest person I know.
1:30 p.m.: Donna Marie Rogers – author of the popular Redemption series, she writes sweet books with steam.
2 p.m.: Lori Brighton – I’m not sure if she’s a bestselling author yet, but if not, she’ll be there soon!
2:30 p.m.: Me with another gift card!
3 p.m.: Dale Mayer – ditto what I said about Lori. Dale is one of the most prolific writers I know!
3:30 p.m.: Michelle Diener, a Simon & Schuster author, whose historical romances have gotten great acclaim!
4 p.m.: Casey Clifford writes stories about wise women – which could be easy for her, because she’s so wise.
4:30 p.m.: Elle J Rossi, a multi talented author, singer and cover artist writes fantastical stories with a dark edge that keep you turning the pages.
5 p.m.: Leigh Morgan combining romance and martial arts training, she writes stories that make you care 🙂
6 p.m.: Me with a last gift card

But it’s not over yet! The posts are open for comments until 8 a.m. the next morning. I’ll choose the winners through, and I’ll announce them sometime tomorrow.

Don’t forget to comment to win. See you at the party!

Aug 302012

With help from Misty Evans and Dale Mayer – and thumbs up from my CPs, Liz Kreger and Michelle Diener – I have a blurb for Miracle Lane. The 3rd Miracle Interrupted story won’t be out until next month or even October. (This was the novella that was originally supposed to be out in July, but it turned into a novel.) Though Miracle Lane still has to go through editing, I’m very happy with it. I’m very happy with the blurb, too. Here it is:

She forgot how to hate, and now she’s learning how to love…

Brain-damaged Nia Beaudine can’t remember her life before The Accident. Someone intentionally ran over her and left her for dead. Now she’s living in the ‘witch’s house’ she inherited in the village of Miracle, relearning how to live on her own. Well, almost on her own – the talking cat helping her cope is a bonus. But when a hate-filled family member shows up with a gun, Nia knows she needs real help.

Former Army Sergeant and PTSD sufferer Rob Ackerman regularly covers for his identical twin, the village constable, and answers Nia’s emergency call. This strange young woman immediately sees he’s not his brother. In return, he sees that the only way she can fully live in her new life is to find out why someone in her old life tried to kill her…and might try again.

As they dig up Nia’s past, the attraction between them grows. Their brains may be damaged, but their bodies and hearts are working just fine.

You can see by the description that I have too much going for a novella. When I was halfway through I thought it should be a book. But I had a deadline with an editor, so I pulled back. Next time I’ll know better. I’m the kind of person who’s usually early or on time. But this isn’t about being late; this is about putting out the best book I can.

What about you? Are you usually late, early or on time?

Nov 142011

I’m on Kindlegraph! Which means I can digitally sign autographs. It’s very cool and doesn’t cost me or the reader anything. It’s easy to do, too. You can see my books at Click on Request Kindlegraph and follow the instructions. You can look up your favorite authors to see if they’re on Kindlegraph. I couldn’t find books by Jennifer Estep, but I did find Cynthia EdenDale Mayer and Misty Evans.

My other news is that I finished the second revision of my novella, Mixing It Up. It’s a Galaxy Girls story. The main character is Ki, Phyrne’s aunt. Of course, pheromones are involved. 🙂 I sent Mixing It Up to a beta reader and will undoubtedly have to make more changes.

While I’m waiting to hear back, I can play catch up. I updated my newsletter subscriber list, signed on for Kindlegraph, will do filing, take the dogs for a walk, and do formatting. Notice what I put last? Not my favorite thing to do, but I’m determined to do it. Sometime this week – maybe tomorrow – I’ll start the short story that I’ll send to my newsletter subscribers for free. It’s a Haunted Hearts story, and will feature Cassie and Luke from Dead People. Joe the ghost, Cassie’s best friend, might or might not make an appearance. I discover these things as I write the book.

I suppose I should start talking about a book that Karin Tabke and I co-wrote and will self-publish. The book is ready. We’re waiting for the cover from the fabulous Laura Morrigan. We’ll probably get it at the end of the month or early in December. It’s a very fun book, nothing like either of us normally write. We both love it! In fact, Karin’s agent loved it, but we decided to go indie with it. I’m really looking forward to putting this out there.

What are you looking forward to?

Oct 242011

Dale Mayer is a friend and an indie writer of YA and adult paranormal books. Here’s her real-life ghost story that sounds as if it could be in one of her books:

I was working on the second floor of the house I rented when in College. I was facing a huge kitchen window but had my head down studying. I looked up aimlessly, thoughts on the work at hand, when I saw a man walk in through a door reflected in the window. I could see him so large and so clear. He wore jeans and a light green plaid shirt. He was also rolling up his right sleeve as if planning to wash his hands.

I spun around sure there was a stranger in the house only to realize that behind me, the only place the reflection could have shown, was the fridge and stove. No wall. No man. No sink, even. I freaked. I searched the house, top to bottom, checking closets and under the beds to make sure and intruder hadn’t snuck in. Then I called my mother.

Her voice was odd on the phone after I explained what had happened and she suggested I come home for lunch the next day – being a Saturday. While at home, she brought out a picture. It was the same man, dressed in the same plaid shirt, caught in the act of rolling up the right sleeve of his shirt. I stared, and my mother explained that it was her favorite photo of my father who passed away when I was six months old.

Doesn’t that give you shivers? In a good way. Do you have a ghost story? Send it to me at I’m giving a free ecopy of Dead People (Haunted Hearts) to everyone whose ghost story I post here

Jan 272011

I’m pleased to welcome back Dale Mayer. Dale is one of the remaining 4 finalists in the Brava/Romantic Times Writing For The Stars contest with her romantic suspense Tuesday’s Child. You can see by the excerpt why she was chosen.

Here’s the description for Tuesday’s Child:
Samantha Blair, a psychic with a terrible gift, is forced to work with Detective Brandt Sutherland, a cop on the hunt for serial killer, in order to save not only her sanity but also the women falling victim to an unusual killer preying on their small town.

Here’s the excerpt:

The shepherd’s low growl warned her halfway.

“It’s okay, boy.  It’s just me.  I’ll be taking care of you.  Give you food, fresh water, and friendship.  The things that help us get along in life.”  Although she kept her voice quiet, warm, and even toned, the growl remained the same.

She couldn’t blame him.

He might be able to get along without friendships, but she wanted them.  She’d never had that elusive element that others took for granted.

Sam approached the dog’s cage with care.  According to his chart, he’d had surgery to repair internal bleeding and to set a shattered leg.  On top of that, he’d suffered several broken ribs, a dislocated collarbone and was missing a huge patch of skin on both hindquarters.  Written in red and circled were the words – aggressive and dangerous.  The growling stopped.

Sam squatted down to stare into his eyes.  The dog should have a name.  He didn’t give a damn.  But a name gave the dog a presence, an existence…an identity.

“How about…” she thought for a long moment.  “I know, how about we call you Major?”

The dog exploded into snarls and hideous barking, his ears flattened, and absolute hate filled his eyes.

“Jesus!”  Sam skittered to the far corner of the room–her hand to her chest–sure her heart would break free.

“Is everything okay back here?”

Sam turned in surprise to see one of the vets standing behind her, frowning.  “Sorry,” she yelled over the din of the other animals that had picked up the shepherd’s fear.  She waited for the animals to calm down before continuing.  “I’d thought of a brilliant name for the shepherd, but from his reaction, I think he hates it.”

The vet walked over and bent down to assess his patient.  “It could have been your tone of voice or the inflection in the way you said the name.  He’d been abused even before this accident.”  After a thoughtful pause, he added, “I’m not sure, but it might have been kinder to have put him down.”

“No.”  Sam stared at him in horror.  “Don’t say that.  He’ll come around.”  At his doubtful look, she continued, “I know he will.  Give him a chance.”

That she seemed to be asking the vet to give her a chance hung heavy in the room, but she didn’t think he understood that.

He stared at her, shrewdness and wisdom in his eyes.

Then again, maybe she’d misjudged him.  She shifted, uneasy under the intense gaze.

“We’ll see.  We’ll have lots of opportunity to assess his progress as he recuperates.”

Sam had to be satisfied with that.  She knew the dog was worth saving and so, damn it, was she.  Her salvation and that of the dog’s were tied together in some unfathomable way.  She could sense it.  She’d fight tooth and nail to keep him safe.

In so doing, maybe she could save herself.

You can find out more about Dale and her books at her website.

To read about a secondary character from Tuesday’s Child and from the other contestants’ books, click on the Vote For Dale button.

Jan 262011

I’m lucky to have phenomenal friends who are great writers. And I’m happy because two of them have new books out right now! Yesterday was the release day for DEADLY HEAT by Cynthia Eden. It’s her first straight romantic suspense! On Feb. 1st, it will be available in e-book. That’s when I’ll probably get it, unless I get to a bookstore before then. She’s blogging at Magical Musings today, and she has a giveaway!

Another book that I’ve been waiting to be released for months is SAVE MY SOUL by Zoe Winters. As of yesterday, it’s available at Amazon, with other digital outlets coming soon. It’s only $2.99 for a limited time, and then will go up to $4.95. (Which is still a bargain!) You can read the blurb here and the excerpt here.

Tomorrow I’ll post an excerpt from TUESDAY’S CHILD by Dale Mayer. Dale’s one of the last four finalists in Kensington Brava / RT Book Reviews Writing for the Stars contest! In her blog at Magical Musings yesterday, Amy Atwell called Dale a Real Life Heroine. I agree!

And I want to give a shout out to the Green Bay Packers and all their fans!!!!! They’re going to the Super Bowl!!!!!!!

Congrats to the Steelers’ fans, too. It’s going to be an FANTASTIC game!

Jan 202011

Dale Mayer is one of the remaining 4 finalists in the Brava/Romantic Times Writing For The Stars contest with her romantic suspense Tuesday’s Child. She’s a fabulous writer, as you can see by her excerpt.

Here’s the description for Tuesday’s Child:
Samantha Blair, a psychic with a terrible gift, is forced to work with Detective Brandt Sutherland, a cop on the hunt for serial killer, in order to save not only her sanity but also the women falling victim to an unusual killer preying on their small town.

Sam has always lived a lonely existence on the fringe of society – and was content to stay that way until Brandt boldly steps into her life and then her heart, reminding her that shadows don’t exist if you live in the circle of love.

Lying in bed that night, Sam couldn’t sleep, her overwrought mind refused to let up.  The tantalizing possibility that she was meant to do something with this gift worried the frayed edges of her mind.  Depressed and unsettled she fell into a fitful sleep, her dreams dark and disjointed pieces of past visions.

Screams jarred her from a deep sleep.  Confusion turned to fear when Sam realized the horrific sounds were coming from her own mouth.  Even worse, she had no idea where she was.

Terror overwhelmed her.  Her fingers spasmed in a death grip around a strange steering wheel as the car she drove careened further out of control.  Still trying to toss off the remnants of sleep, Sam yanked hard on the wheel in a futile attempt to turn it.  The mid-sized car plowed through a steel barricade to hang suspended in midair before plummeting to the rocks below.  Screams ripped from her throat and she reefed on the useless steering wheel, helpless to stop the deadly impact.  Her foot pounded on useless brakes.  The front grill of the car crumpled and metal buckled upward.  The car plowed into the first of the rocks below, snapping her forward into the windshield.  Agonizing pain shattered her spine.  Grinding metal, exploding glass and continuous crunching sounds filled the air as first the bumper flew off, then the rear window shattered outward.  Twisted metal ripped and groaned, flying to land beside the crash site.  The car tumbled, smashed on a huge rock, careened to the left and flipped end over end before coming to a hard landing on its wheels at the bottom of the cliff.

Then utter silence.

Sam trembled.  Shock and pain pulsed through her veins even as her blood dripped out one beat at a time onto the shredded seat beside her.  God, she didn’t want to die.

She wanted to live.  Please, dear God.

Someone help!

Blood streamed over her face, her spine…where a shearing heat set off continuous stabbing pain.  The steering wheel jammed into her ribs.  The front dash had crumpled into a mess of twisted steel and plastic, the famous Mercedes emblem now hung drunk in mid air over the remains of the once beautiful cream leather seats.

Sam couldn’t feel her right arm.  And wished she couldn’t feel her left.  She closed her eyes, willing away the image of bone shards that had sliced through her sweater, a few loose strands of wool clinging to the ends.  Heart wrenching sobs poured from her throat, tears coated her cheeks.  She was alone.  And dying.

A brilliant flash of light engulfed the car as the fuel from the pierced gas line flashed into flames.  Heat seared her lungs and scorched her hair, the strands melting against the inside of her car window.  Panicked, she screamed as flames licked at her feet, burning, and cooking the flesh right off her bones.

Agony.  Pain.  Terror.

A voice whispered through the blackness of her mind, so odd, so different it caught her attention.  She strained to hear the words.

“Let go.  It’s time to let go.”

Sam stared through the flames, stunned.  Let go of what?  She couldn’t hear over the roaring fire and could barely see, but knowing that someone was there stirred her survival instinct, and she started fighting against the seatbelt jammed at her side.  She was saved.  Just another minute and they’d open the door and pull her free.  She’d be fine.

“Please hurry,” she cried out.

“Let go.  You don’t need to be in there.  Let it all go, and come with me.”

She peered through the golden orange windshield to see a strange male face peering at her through the flames.

He smiled.

“Come with me.”

“I want to, damn it.  Can’t you see I’m trapped?” she screamed, her vocals crisping in the heat.

“Release yourself.  Come with me.  Say yes.”

The pain hit a crescendo.  She twisted against it, hearing her spine splinter.  The car seat melted into her skin.  So much pain, she couldn’t breathe.  Blackness crowded into her mind, blessed quiet, soothing darkness.  She reached for it.

“Let it go.  You don’t need to go through this.  Hurry.”

She started.  Why wasn’t he opening the door or getting others to help?  He should be trying to save her.  Shouldn’t he?  Sam, so confused and so tired, she could barely feel the pain overtaking her body.  Where had he gone?  She tried to concentrate.  His face was now only a vague outline that rippled with the heat waves.  A soft smile played at the corner of his mouth.  The flames burned around him, weird as they centered him in the warm glow.  She wanted to be with him.  To live.

“Here, take my hand.”

Dazed and on the brink of death, Sam focused on the hand reaching for her.  She struggled to raise the charred piece of flesh that had been her arm and reached out to grasp his.

She was free.

Overwhelmed, cries of relief escaped.  She turned to hug her savior, her head just reaching his shoulder.  He stood beside her, the same radiant beaming look on his face.  His blond hair glowed, and he had the brightest teeth.  She sighed.  This beautiful man pointed to her right arm.  Confused, Sam glanced down at her burned arm, realizing she could feel none of her injuries.  Just like her other one, her broken arm had miraculously healed – whole, smooth and soft.  Her skin hadn’t looked this good in ten years.

Realization hit.

She spun around to find a massive fireball below.  What the hell?  She had to be dead.  But instead of the horror or shock, she expected to feel, she felt good.  In fact, she felt great.  She turned to the ever-smiling stranger.

“Let’s go sweetheart.”

Sam didn’t know why he’d called her that, but she bloomed under his loving gaze.  Honestly, she was so damned grateful to be out of the car, she let him get away with it.

Holding hands, they floated higher into the cloudless blue sky.  Then when the crash site below had become a tiny speck, Sam felt a hard flick on her arm and the words, “Thanks, but I can take it from here.”

And she woke up.

You can find out more about Dale and her books at her website.

To read about a secondary character from Tuesday’s Child and from the other contestants’ books, just click on the Vote For Dale button.

Jan 172011

I’m still posting excerpts but not every weekday. Two or three times a week is more reasonable. As the blog title says, I have stuff going on. First, I wrote an article on Self-Publishing Basics for my monthly How To Write Shop column. Writer friends have been asking me questions about self-publishing. The next time I get asked, I can send the link.

I have an excerpt up today at Fiction For Dessert, posted by the talented Karen Cantwell. Karen’s book, Take the Monkeys and Run, is #9 on the Kindle Bestsellers for mysteries/woman sleuths. PW says it’s “an outright treat.”

I’m also on Magical Musings today asking “What stops you reading a book?” What stopped me recently was thick thighs. There’s a giveaway, and I’ll announce the winner tomorrow morning. So anyone who comments before then is eligible.

HUGE NEWS!!! Dale Mayer is one of the last four remaining finalists in Kensington and Romantic Times‘ Writing With the Stars competition. She’s a terrific writer and person. To vote for her (and I hope you do!), click on the Vote for Dale button:

So what stuff do you have going on?