On Fire!

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Apr 142016
 

Raining Love and Murder-300x450So happy today! Raining Love & Murder (Love & Murder Book 4) is at my copy editor’s for a final read. After that, it will go to my proofreader. Even then, I won’t be ready to publish. I’m writing another book. In fact, I have summaries of plots for three books, and I wrote them all today. I’m on fire today!

I’m not waiting to finish all three before publishing Raining L&M. Not even one. My next book will be a Christmas book, and I’m going to write enough to include an excerpt in the back of Love & Murder. Sylvia, from Rules of Love & Murder and A Love & Murder Christmas will be a main character in Book 5.

I’ll be giving away e-arcs when the book is done. If you’re interested, let me know and I’ll put you on my list.

I hope you’re having a great day, too!

Jul 202015
 

It’s release day for Truth About Love & Murder and Rules of Love & Murder. I’m so very excited about both of this new series! Here’s the info about them:

The truth is that life is uncertain.

Meg Quinn hasn’t been to war, but her father has, and it changed their lives for the worse — and for the better. Now she has a sharp tongue and a mind to match … and she doesn’t trust easily. The best person she knows is losing a fight with death, and Meg is guardian of her friend’s seven-year-old son.

Easy MacLean, the co-guardian, is Meg’s dying friend’s brother. The former Marine has been hibernating in his Colorado mountain home, and Meg lets him know that he needs to be by his sister’s side in Milwaukee now.

Easy is attracted to his sister’s clever friend, but life gets complicated when he gets involved in a search for a missing veteran. After living alone with his rescue dog for so long, Easy and his dog are now sharing a home with a beautiful woman, a boy, and a cat. Even as he watches his sister die a little each day, he’s finding out the truth about life and love … and murder. (You can read an excerpt here.)

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Some days life is wonderful. Other days it’s murder.

Former Marine August Reyes is home for good, haunted by images of bloodshed. He meets up again with Elle Styles, the girl he’s never been able to forget.

When August was eight and Elle was six, she changed his and his mother’s lives before she and her widowed mother left the Wisconsin vacation town. Twenty-two years later, she’s returned to Trouble Bay with her four-year-old daughter, but they’re only staying for six weeks. Elle and August are different people now. He sees life through darkness, and she sees it through light. And light and dark don’t mix well.

Someone else was changed by Elle when she was young. A woman who lives by her own rules. Rule Nr. Two—Don’t let anyone cheat you—is in play now. And this might lead to Rule Nr. Three: Don’t kill anyone … unless killing is necessary.

The town of Trouble Bay is about to live up to its name. Life there can be murder… Even when you’re falling in love. (You can read an excerpt here.)

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I love both books, and I hope you’ll tell your friends about my releases. I hope you’ll tell your friends about my releases. I’m giving away 10 ebooks of RULES OF LOVE & MURDER. For a chance to win, leave your name and let me know where you shared it. (Facebook, twitter, or told a friend.)

I’m also accepting readers’ names on FacebookMagical Musings, and Delilah Devlin’s blog (only one entry per person). I’m having a separate giveaway for my newsletter subscribers. The 10 winners will be chosen on Random.org. The contest will end on the 25th. Good luck!

New! On Sale! Entranced!

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Oct 132014
 

On Tuesday, October 14, you’re invited to the Facebook release party for Entranced: A Halloween Box Set, along with Mary Hughes, Michelle Diener, Dale Mayer, Liz Kreger and Edie Ramer – all Magical Musings’ authors – plus Lori Handeland, Nancy Haddock, Elle J Rossi, and Leigh Morgan. It’s going to be a blast! Lots of giveaways. Lots of fun. The hours are from 3:30pm – 7:30pm EDT. The box set is 99 cents (US) – down from $5.99!

Even if you can’t go, check out the great stories!
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Holiday Feast from NY Times, USA Today and bestselling, award-winning authors. Nine exciting stories of romance and mystery, paranormal and contemporary, magical and mystical, ranging in lengths from novellas to short page-turning stories.

Escape to worlds featuring a vampire in love with a human, a powerful telekinetic, a secret lover, a spirit seer, a master magician, a wizard prince, a paranormal ass-kicker, and more.

When Midnight Comes — Lori Handeland
Visit the streets of 19th century New York in a novella based on the legend of the Jack O Lantern. Newly dead Jack Keegan may be doomed to wander the earth forever with only a lantern to light his way unless he atones for the sins of a lifetime. His love for Lucia Casale may be the only thing that can save him.

Midday Masquerade — Leigh Morgan
Can a mask help two lost and lonely people release their inner desires and find love strong enough to vanquish an ancient family curse?

Sian’s Solution — Dale Mayer
Sometimes the depth of love is only understood when it is lost forever… When a vampire discovers the human man she loves has been captured and hung in a blood farm, she goes against her own kind and risks everything to save him.

Breaking Out — Michelle Diener
Imprisoned in a secret facility, powerful telekinetic Kelli Barrack and two other ‘special’ inmates grab a chance to escape, only to confront their worst nightmares on the outside.

The Halloween Prince — Edie Ramer
A sudden storm, a broken van, and a ghost dog take widowed Sarah Lowtower to a cabin in the Wisconsin countryside and an intriguing man who becomes her secret lover. But when he becomes the Halloween Prince, everything changes.

Medium Rare — Nancy Haddock
The ghosts of St. Augustine are spooked, and spirit seer Colleen Cotton must team with a by-the-book paranormal investigator to save them all, or risk losing her own great grandfather’s spirit forever.

Feel the Magic — Liz Kreger
Jenna Carmichael is harnessing the magic of the full moon on All Hallow’s Night in a tricky transformation to earn her Master level, when the past comes back to haunt her.

Masked Attraction — Mary Hughes
Daniel Light loved Zoe Blackwood when he was a gangly dork. Now a powerful wizard prince, a masked ball gives Daniel a new chance to woo her. Coming between them is an ancient parchment with a deadly prophecy.

Midnight Masque — Elle J Rossi
Bar owner and paranormal ass-kicker, Josie Hawk, stresses over her vampire lover meeting her vampire-hunting father, while at her stars-of-country-music masquerade, supernatural forces escalate to code red. If she doesn’t unmask the insidious evil, the party could turn into a mass funeral.

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Christmas in July with author Lily Graison!

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Jul 272014
 

Author Lily Graison is having a Christmas in July Facebook party. I’m giving away an ebook of Christmas at Angel Lake at her Facebook page. If you’ve already read it and would like a different book of mine, I’d be happy to substitute another one.

Lily is also giving away a Kindle Fire! Go here to find out more.

And tomorrow morning, I’m announcing the winner of my July newsletter contest here.

Good luck everyone!

Must Love Pets and Romance

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Jun 162014
 

Must Love Pets: A Romance Box Set is out! Dale Mayer and I co-edited. (She did the cover!) I love every story in it, and it’s only 99 cents. We’re leaving this up for a limited time.) There’s a Facebook party that starts at 11:30 EST this morning. Lots of giveaways! (In addition to books, I’m giving away a pendant.) I hope to see you there!
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Here’s the blurb and buy links:

NY Times, USA Today, Amazon and B&N bestselling authors!

Love dogs, love cats, love romance! Seven tales of love for 99 cents for a limited time!

Girl with the Cat Tattoo – Theresa Weir, NY Times bestselling author & Rita award winner

For cat lovers everywhere, this sweet, quirky, and delightful romance is about a young woman and her matchmaking cat. When Sam the cat takes it upon himself to find his young mistress a new mate, he accidentally stirs up memories better left forgotten. A little bit of mystery, a whole lot of whimsy.

Groomed for Murder – Zoe Dawson

Brooke Palmer’s exclusive doggie spa, Pawlish, is sued when a client’s pampered champion gets a bad poodle cut. The client’s lawyer is drop-dead gorgeous Drew Hudson, but Brooke won’t be wooed by a corporate shark in a sharp suit. This frivolous lawsuit is Drew’s chance to advance to partner, but things get complicated when he finds that the side he’s rooting for isn’t the side he’s fighting for.

It’s a Dog’s Life – Dale Mayer

Ninna’s new job in the local animal shelter includes a yummy vet…and a dog who talks to her. Not just any dog…a fat, old, smart-alecky Basset Hound who says his name is Mosey.With all this going on, she doesn’t have time to worry about the rash of break-ins and the sense of being watched. She’s too busy worrying that she’s nuts.

Christmas at Angel Lake – Edie Ramer

In a heartwarming tale of love, producer Logan MacLeesh, dumped by the woman he loves, lets squatter Maddie Barrymore, her young son and cat stay in his grandmother’s house… as long as she tells him a story every night. Far away, in another state, a homeless dog begins an impossible journey to find the man who’s meant for him…

The Mutt and the Matchmaker – JB Lynn

Private investigator Tom Hanlon is investigating a string of home burglaries when a pushy matchmaker sets him up with his main suspect – quirky dog walker Jane Bly – and her foster mutt, Calamity. Tom’s trying to catch a thief, but it may be his heart that’s stolen.

The Man, The Dog, His Owner & Her Lover – Candace Carrabus

When Stephanie O’Hanlon, 40-something workaholic, gets laid off and rescues a dog inhabited by her lover from a former life, she discovers the meaning of crazy. Handyman Gabe Fagen is crazy-in-love with Steph, but will she notice he’s alive with a mysterious giant dog acting as her guardian angel?

Walk in Beauty – Barbara Samuel, seven-time Rita award winner

A highly emotional tale of lost love and second chances. Long ago, Luke Bernali’s proud Navajo blood and strong carpenter’s hands made genteel Jessie Callahan fall heedlessly in love, but Luke let her down. Now, eight years later, Jessie is back and Luke is determined to recapture the heart of the woman he’s never stopped missing. Can a fierce, desperate long-ago love soar anew?

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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 Random.org, and I’ll announce them sometime tomorrow.

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

Magical Realism Blog Hop – Giveaways!

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Jul 222013
 

bloghop button smallMagic intermingled with life – I like to think every day is like that. I loved the movie PRACTICAL MAGIC with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman, which was based on the novel by Alice Hoffman. But my love of magic started long before that, with my mother reading fairy tales to me that combined life and wonder and possibilities.

In my Miracle Interrupted series, all of the main characters have a bit of magic in them, from seeing sparkles to pie magic. Even though my new Rescued Hearts series has contemporary romance, dogs and cats have a point of view, and they can understand what humans are saying. It’s because I love animals, but also because I don’t want to get too far away from the magic.

I’m delighted to be part of the Magical Realism Blog Hop that runs July 22 – 24th. I’m giving away STARDUST MIRACLE (if you already have it, I’ll be happy to give the winner a different Miracle Interrupted ebook).


Teaser Tuesday & Gift Card Giveaway!

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Jun 182013
 

I posted my second Tuesday Teaser of HEARTS IN HEAVEN on my Facebook page. This one if from a cat’s point of view. And I’ve been getting great reviews for MO’S HEART from the Tasty Book Tour. Today’s reviewer called it “Absolutely charming.” She compared it to Robyn Carr’s Virgin River books. Of course, I’m honored by that. A MIRACLE PIE reviewer said that, too, and added Susan Wiggs and Kristan Higgins. I love that reviewer! lol

I’m giving away five Digital Copies of MIRACLE PIE and $20.00 Amazon Gift Card for the Tasty Book Tour. Because I’m so technically inept, I’m sending you here to enter.
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So, how is your Tuesday going?

Apr 102013
 

I’m participating in a giant blog Authors in Bloom Blog Hop with big prizes! We’re welcoming in spring. Right now in southern Wisconsin, we’re welcoming it in with rain. But the sun will come out sometime, and we’ll have green grass and budding trees. We don’t like to use chemicals on our lawn, and my husband was researching ways to kill weeds using a natural way. He got very excited to find out that vinegar kills them. So that’s my blog hop gardening tip.

You can find other gardening tips and recipes on the 63 other author bloggers.

For my prize, I’m giving away either a print or digital copy of MIRACLE PIE to a commenter. The print is US only. Read on for the Grand Prize.
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Grand prize:
The Mega-Super-Prize is a Kindle Fire (or Nook) eBook reader.

To enter my giveaway, leave a comment, follow me on twitter, Facebook or subscribe to my newsletter. Once you leave a comment, you’ll be eligible to win our grand prize! Plus there will be 2nd and 3rd prizes drawn. The more sites on the hop you visit and leave a comment, the better your chances to win! And please leave your email address in the comments, so the group organizer can see it.

So tell me, are you a gardener? Or are you more of a cook?

The Authors In Bloom tour ends April 19th at 11:59pm EST. You can find out more at the Authors in Bloom Event Page.

You’ll find other participating sites here. Just click on the cute frog below! The more places you comment, the better your chances to win!



Have fun! Good luck on winning prizes!

Dec 282012
 


MIRACLE PIE combines three of my loves: a cute dog, pies and people’s stories. And in the center of it is a love story and a miracle that really does take a village. All of this in 65,000 words. (I definitely abide by Elmore Leonard’s writing rule to “leave out the part that readers tend to skip.” Even so, my CP Michelle Diener, who is the master of that rule, still found places I needed to cut.)

You can read the excerpt and description here.

I love all my Miracle Interrupted books, but this is my favorite so far. I’m blogging at Magical Musings on Monday, New Year’s Eve Day, and I’ll be giving away an ecopy of MIRACLE PIE and more surprise giveaways. I hope you’ll stop off. Right now, STARDUST MIRACLE is the only book available in print. In January, I’ll putting the other three Miracle Interrupted books in print, too.

My other end of the year news is that Amazon Kindle matched the free price of STARDUST MIRACLE. It has a lot of downloads, and I’m happy because that’s more people who will be introduced to my magical realism series.

So that’s what I’m excited about. What about you?