Australian readers — TO CATCH A THIEF is now available!

Posted at Feb 18, 2018 8:47 pm


TO CATCH A THIEF releases in Australia Monday Feb 19th! I really like their cover. You can get your copy before the North American and UK release! And if you do pick up–please leave a review. They are so important for writers.

A lonely, illegitimate singer will do anything to comfort her mother, even steal. But stealing is the last straw for the honor-seeking FBI agent she loves.


Preorder for the North American & UK release now! CLICK HERE


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What’s Your Perfect Date?

Posted at Feb 11, 2018 5:55 pm

In December I was honored to be the named the LaVyrle Spencer Mentor of the Year Award. And somehow one of the local papers decided to interview the award winners from Midwest Fiction Writers. Here’s the article!

What’s your favorite fantasy date?


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Posted at Feb 6, 2018 10:40 pm

TO CATCH A THIEF releases in just over three weeks! So I’m giving you another small sample. Hope you like it!


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Posted at Jan 16, 2018 6:25 pm

TO CATCH A THIEF releases in just 44 days!  Here’s the opening!

Tell me what you think!

CAROLINA INHALED, CLOSED her eyes and poured her heart into the last eight measures of music. “Baby, baby, I’m in love with you.”

She held the note, riding the vowel. Let it crescendo with the piano.

Applause thundered through the room. People in the back stood.

Raising both arms, she finished with a flourish.

The adulation washed over her. Tonight was her best performance—ever. Each note, each phrase, had emerged exactly how she’d imagined and practiced.

Perfect timing. Her business manager, Gar, sat near the stage, two record producers at the table with him. Gar gave her a thumbs-up, making her smile.

“Good night. You’ve been a great audience.” She waved and left the stage.

In the wings, she grabbed her water, glugging down half the bottle. Then she snatched a towel and wiped under her arms. Good Lord, she hoped the audience hadn’t noticed the sweat. Between the stage lights, August in Nashville and the bar’s half-hearted air-conditioning, she’d worried she would drown in a puddle of perspiration.

“Incredible! You got a standing O!” Ella, her accompanist, pushed into the small backstage and hugged her.

“I’m soaking wet,” Carolina complained. But she hugged Ella right back.

“Stars don’t sweat, they glow.” Ella pulled away, grinning. “Now, say thank you.”

“Thank you?”

“I pretended to straighten sheet music so I could eavesdrop on Doofus and the record producers. They loved your voice. Loved you.”

“Don’t call Gar a doofus.” Carolina bit her lip to contain her grin and sneaked a peek at the audience through the wings. “They really loved it?”

“Oh, honey, yes. And Gar is a doofus.” Ella pulled a water bottle from her bag. “He’s lucky to have you as his talent.”

“He did get the producers here tonight.” Carolina headed to the closet that served as her dressing room. Or maybe it was a dressing room that doubled as a closet. “I was nervous. Thanks for covering when I missed my cue.”

“No problem.” Ella settled on a barstool tucked back with the buckets and mops. “You have to take me with you when you rocket to the top of the charts.”

“If I have anything to say, we’ll do this together.” She’d never worked with a pianist as talented as Ella. When Carolina first moved to Nashville, they’d found each other through a roommate ad. Now Ella was her best friend.

While Carolina wiped off her makeup, she turned on her phone. Three missed calls. All from Mamá. Shoot. After rehearsing this afternoon, she hadn’t turned her phone back on.

Now what? Her mother had returned from a cruise a few days ago, but they’d talked since then.

She checked the time. It was close to midnight. Back home in Tybee it would be one in the morning. She opened her voice mail, but saw no new messages. She sighed.

“What’s wrong?” Ella asked.

“I’m not sure.” She checked whether her mother had left a text, but Mamá never did. She preferred conversations. “I need to call my mother.”

She waited as the phone rang. Once. Twice. Three times.

“Carolina!” Mamá wailed. “Thank God.”

The water in her stomach churned. “What’s wrong?”

“It’s back,” her mother sobbed. “It’s back.”

Carolina swallowed. No. “What’s back?”

But she knew. Her fingers squeezed the phone.

“The cancer. The maldito cancer.”

Mamá’s sobbing gulps had tears filling Carolina’s eyes. She bit her lip. No. No. No. “What happened?”

Ella’s fingers pressed into Carolina’s shoulder. She leaned into her friend’s strength.

“Dr. Laster says I’m dying. The cancer is killing me.”

“Breast cancer? Again?”

“In my head,” her mother wailed. “The tumors are in my head.”

Her mother’s breast cancer had metastasized.

Carolina’s joy slid away. She whispered, “Mamá.”

“I need you,” she whimpered. “Come home. I don’t have much time left. I need my baby with me.”

“Of course. Yes.” Her mind whirled. “I’ll… I’ll come home.”

She wanted to ask more questions about the diagnosis, but couldn’t force words past the lump in her throat. She choked out, “I’ll get home as soon as I can.”


Ella handed her a tissue. At Carolina’s confused look, Ella blotted Carolina’s wet face.

“I’ll… I’ll…leave tomorrow.” There was so much to do. “Get some sleep, Mamá.”

“How can I? I have no one. If only your father…”

“Mamá, think positive.” She couldn’t let her mother dwell on the past or on the wrongs Rosa Castillo felt the world had dealt to her. “I’ll be home tomorrow.”

After teary goodbyes, she dropped her phone on the makeup table. There was so much to do, but her heavy body wouldn’t move.

“I’m sorry.” Ella hugged her. “I’ll…help you pack, do whatever needs doing.”


“Great show.” Gar pushed into the tiny room.

“You need to knock,” Ella snapped. “What if we’d been changing?”

“Who cares?” Gar waved Ella’s anger aside. “Why the hell are you crying? Someone die?”

Ella gasped. “Carolina’s mother is sick.”

“She’s always sick.” Gar’s diamond ring flashed as he waved his hand. “We’ve got a meeting with the execs who were here tonight. They loved you. I need both of you. 

They want to hear a different set.”

“They’re interested in me?” Carolina covered her mouth.

“Of course they are. Great performance.”

“Thank you.” But Carolina couldn’t push any enthusiasm into her voice. Her mother’s cancer was back.

Gar nodded. “Tomorrow afternoon at two.”

“I… I can’t.” Her ribs squeezed against her tortured stomach. “I have to go back to Tybee.”

“What?” Gar shouted.

“I have to go home for my mother.”

“You can’t leave.” He jabbed his thumb toward the stage. “They’re looking for a new artist. They have an open slot they can fill in a heartbeat but they gave you an audition. You can’t leave.”

“My mother’s cancer is back. Can you explain that to them.” She pushed her hair off her face. “I’ll… I’ll let you know when I can get back to Nashville, but I have to go home.”

“Damn it, Carolina.” He leaned over, his face inches from hers. “I put too much energy into getting them to come listen. They won’t wait. You can’t do this to me.”

“To you?” She pulled away. “It’s my mother!”

“What was wrong the last time she begged you to come home?” His jaw clenched so tight the bone stuck out. “And the time before that? You’re a yoyo, always bouncing home at your mother’s demand.”

Was her mother crying wolf? She’d done it before. The last time had been on the anniversary of Daddy’s death. She’d been lonely. “This is different. This is cancer and it’s spreading.”

“Call her.” Gar shoved her phone at her. “Tell her this is your big break.”

Ella gnawed on her knuckle.

Carolina snatched her phone from Gar, but instead of dialing she shoved it in her purse. “I’m sorry. I’m going home.”

“This was your big break and you blew it.” Gar jerked the door open. “Find yourself a new manager.”

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Opportunity to Win Books, Books, Books and a KINDLE!

Posted at Oct 17, 2017 7:38 pm

I wanted to let you know that I’m part of a BIG Giveaway. You can enter to win 45 Small Town Romances PLUS an eReader. UNDERCOVER WITH THE HEIRESS is part of the Giveaway.


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Enter to Win 45+ Sweet & Mild Small Town Contemporary Romances!

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Posted at Oct 6, 2017 7:11 am

THE OTHER TWIN is on sale from Oct 6th to Oct 11th! For only $1.99. CLICK HERE for retailers.

Who can resist a neighbor in need? 

Nathan Forester doesn’t know the first thing about kids. So when the daughter he never knew existed arrives on his doorstep, he needs help, fast! His unlikely ally is next-door neighbor and single mother Cheryl Henshaw. Nathan and Cheryl don’t exactly see eye to eye, but neither can say no to a helping hand.

Renovating Fitzgerald House is Nathan’s chance to finally prove he’s no longer the unreliable twin—and it seems possible with Cheryl by his side. Suddenly their practical arrangement has become something much more. Trust isn’t easy, but they’re stronger when they work together.

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Enter My Amazon Giveaway to Win a copy of THROUGH A MAGNOLIA FILTER!

Posted at Sep 22, 2017 7:14 pm





Long and Short Reviews gave THROUGH A MAGNOLIA FILTER 5 Stars and said “All throughout Through a Magnolia Filter I found a heartwarming story that showcased the importance of family, following your dreams, and true love. I thoroughly enjoyed this tender heartwarming story.”
Enter for a chance to win a copy on Amazon.

Giveaway open through September 29, 2017. No Purchase Necessary.

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Review Tour for UNDERCOVER WITH THE HEIRESS! Giveaway too!

Posted at Aug 21, 2017 4:55 pm

I’m awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Stop over and comment for a chance to win!

What’s behind her beautiful mask?

FBI agent Kaden Farrell is on a mission. He’s undercover at Fitzgerald House in Savannah, where a little girl is the key to his investigation. And that’s what he needs to focus on, not a

down-and-out heiress whose jeweled eyes haunt his dreams. Courtney Smythe might be spoiled, but when Kaden notices her ease with the children at the B and B, he sees the beauty beyond her looks. Getting close to Courtney will help his case, and giving in to attraction is the right thing to do. Even if it means perpetuating a lie.

August 21: Inside The Mind of an Avid Reader
August 21: The Reading Addict
August 28: Harlie’s Books
August 28: Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
September 4: Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books!
September 4: Locks, Hooks and Books
September 11: Fabulous and Brunette
September 11: Long and Short Reviews

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August 15th is the Final Day to enter to Win A Kindle Fire!!

Posted at Aug 15, 2017 3:34 pm

Stop by my Facebook Page  to Comment and enter for a chance to win.



I would love an honest review at any of the review sites — Goodreads, Amazon or B&N!

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Release Day is HERE! UNDERCOVER WITH THE HEIRESS is out in the world! Let’s Celebrate with a GIVEAWAY!

Posted at Aug 1, 2017 2:47 am

I’m so excited to release Courtney and Kaden’s story. Courtney has not been a very likable character in the previous books. Redeeming her was challenging but rewarding. I hope you get a chance to pick up a copy.and let me know what you think.

To celebrate the release, I’m giving away a Kindle Fire!

There are a few ways to enter —

Sign up for my Newsletter CLICK HERE

Or Comment on my Facebook Release Post.  CLICK HERE

You can also hear the first scene of the book over at Facebook. CLICK HERE 

GIVEAWAY is open through August 15th.


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