That’s right, for just a limited time, Hearts Under SIEGE is only 99 cents!
Hearts Under SIEGE is about Molly and Brady, who have been friends since they were little.
It’s about Brady and Jessica, the woman who struck him with love-at-first-sight but turned out to be his brother’s fiancée. The woman he just couldn’t get over.
It’s about Brady and Christopher, his brother, and what Brady is willing to do to find out what happened to him when he’s reported killed in an “accident.”
Because they work for SIEGE, a private spy agency, and things are rarely taken at face value. When Brady and Molly start working together, he sees EVERYTHING differently. And things heat up in more ways than one. 🙂
The book is at 99 cents at all venues, links found here. Enjoy!
If you’ve never read my Brook Hollow Trilogy of contemporary romances, now’s your chance. All three books are now available, with the release of Brianna’s Navy SEAL today!
Kira’s Best Friend leads it off, and all of my royalties on that book are being donated to hospice charities. (See that book page for details.) Then Sophie’s Playboy fills the middle, and Brianna’s Navy SEAL serves as a transition to my romantic adventure books. All three books stand alone, and BNS only has a mild adventure-y subplot, if full-on romantic suspense isn’t your thing.
I hope you enjoy them!
Last week was pretty exciting for me. A year ago, I launched my debut young adult series with Full Fusion. On Wednesday, I found out that it is a finalist in the GDRWA Booksellers’ Best Awards, Young Adult category. Booksellers read the entries and decide which ones they think are the best. It’s a huge honor!
THEN, on Friday, I got word that Full Fusion is a finalist in the Readers Crown awards given by RomCon. These finalists are selected based on reader ratings throughout the year.
Peer recognition, which is the basis of many awards not just in publishing but in film and TV making and in the music industry, is a big deal. But it’s gratifying in a whole different way for readers and booksellers to mark my work as quality. So I’m incredibly grateful.
Congratulations and good luck to all the other wonderful authors in the competition! Click the links above to see what other books are finalists. Winners for both will be announced this summer.
I swear, I didn’t intend to make Letting Go available at all retail venues, have a short story in a special anthology, release the third book in The Soul Series, AND bring back Blue Silver all in the same month. I mean, that would be seriously poor planning.
But that’s the way it happened.
I’ll have an official post about Blue Silver in a week or so. But in the meantime, here’s a bit of a scene from Harte and Soul. It’s not my favorite scene overall, but it’s a bit that tickles me. 🙂
They studied the building. The image wasn’t high quality because of the dark, and there seemed to be only one light on downstairs, maybe a dim light upstairs.
“Any vehicles?” Peter asked.
Rock swiped. “BMW.”
“The one registered to Vali?”
“Couldn’t get close enough to see the plate with the angle he’d parked at. No other cars, but that doesn’t mean he’s alone.”
“Have to assume he’s not,” Ryc agreed.
“Two access points.” He showed a zoomed-in photo of the front door and then another shot of the rear of the cabin. “Porches on both sides, so that’s going to be noisier. We’ll have to split into three teams. One to stay outside, one go in the front, one in the back. No idea about the floorplan. There’s no time to get that, so we have to wing it.”
“So it’s pretty much just bust in and take down whoever’s inside?” Ryc asked.
“No guns.” Peter braced his hands on the table.
“They’ll probably have guns,” Alexa warned. “We’ll be at a huge disadvantage if we can’t protect ourselves.”
“I know.” He straightened and looked around the group. “I didn’t ask any of you to do this, not explicitly. I’m beyond grateful that you just joined up to help.”
“Well, of course we’re going to!” Samantha threw up her hands. “You don’t have to ask. This is family. So don’t you dare try to tell us we can stay behind if we don’t want to take this risk. That’s just wasting time.”
He smiled briefly. “Okay. Consider it out there, and I won’t—”
“Dude.” Ryc shoved his shoulder. “Shut the fuck up.”
“We don’t have to be unarmed.” Rock walked over to his SUV and opened the hatch, hauling out a long, heavy black box and lowering it to the ground. He unsnapped the latches and flipped it open. “Riot gear.”
Brook leaned over the box. “Rubber pellet rifles?”
“The best in non-lethal weaponry.”
“Which could still kill.” Peter lifted one out of the box. “I don’t like it.”
Alexa took it from him. “That’s why only the best shots will use them, and you’ll have to trust us to aim properly.”
He finally nodded, and they continued.
“I could only get two of these,” Rock said. “But we have two stun guns, too.”
“Awesome.” Alexa took over. “Okay, then Rock, you and I can be outside, front and back, with the rifles. Ryc and Brook can take the stunners. Samantha—”
“I’ve been practicing.” She reached into the hatch and pulled out a short staff and the kubaton she’d had earlier. “I’ll come in behind and work cleanup.”
“Good. You and Peter go in the front, Brook and Ryc the back. Did you see a house alarm?” she asked Rock.
“There’s an access box on the rear porch. I couldn’t see what kind it is, so I don’t know if we can disable it.”
“He’s too far out to be wired directly to the police. We can just cut the lines, and if it sets off the alarm, we move faster.”
“I’m smelling a lot of ‘if’ coming off this plan,” Ryc muttered.
Surprised, Brook laughed. Four people stared at her. “Sorry. He quoted Firefly.” When they just continued to stare, she cleared her throat and looked down. “Anyway.” When the others looked away, Ryc surreptitiously put out his fist. Brook bumped it.
Tiny Treats 2
A Free Collection of Holiday Micro-Stories
Free at all retailers!
Our first holiday collection of micro-stories was such a success, we decided to bring you another one! St. Patrick’s Day isn’t nearly as hectic as the winter holidays, but these are still great reads that fit into the small bits of down time when we always wish we had something to do. These satisfying little stories are our seasonal gift to you.
Included in this collection are contemporary, historical, and paranormal stories by the following wonderful authors:
Love and Corned Beef by Heather McGovern
Haint and Begorrah by Maureen Hardegree
The High King’s Cauldron by Joan Kayse
Probability of Love by D.B. Sieders
Getting Lucky by Jenna Bennett
Her Pot of Gold by Lindsey Brookes
To Love a Leprechaun by Sophia Henry
Springs Love by Sydney Carroll
Pinch for Good Luck by Lori Waters
Lucky Enough by Natalie J. Damschroder
A Perfect Lucky Charm by Anna Sugden
His Good Luck Charm by Janice Lynn
Green Beer by Nancy Northcott
Blueberry Delight by Monica McCabe
Date at McCabe’s by Jody Wallace
Lucky in Love by Tanya Michaels
One Magic Kiss by Jeanne Adams
Green Beer and Shenanigans by Sally Kilpatrick
The Ides by Nicki Salcedo
A Gift from County Cork by Michelle Monkou
Lucky Day by Trish Milburn
I am very excited to be participating in Karen Rose Smith’s Launch Party and Book Giveaway to celebrate the release of the newest book in her Caprice de Luca Home Staging mystery series.
As you can see by the below banner, there are ELEVEN authors giving away books and prizes, and the grand prize is a $100 Amazon gift card! You’ll definitely want to get in on this action. So mark your calendar for Karen’s party on February 3 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST. The giveaway starts today and runs through February 7.
For the last 10 years, Brenda Novak has spearheaded an incredible effort to raise money to support the efforts to find a cure for diabetes. Her annual auction and other efforts have raised over $2.4 million!
The auction is on a break this year, but the fundraising isn’t paused. Brenda has organized three box sets of stories—one thriller, one contemporary romance, and one hot contemporary—to continue the drive. They will be available for only a short time but can be preordered now. All the proceeds go to the Diabetes Research Institute.
Amazon Kindle | Barnes and Noble Nook | Apple
Amazon Kindle | Barnes and Noble Nook | Apple
Amazon Kindle | Barnes and Noble Nook | Apple
These stories are “micro” because they’re satisfying presentations of the most exciting moments at the beginning of a romance, and they can be read in just a few minutes. Perfect for this busy time of year!
Most are set at Christmastime, but there are several holidays represented. Most are contemporary, but some are paranormal or historical. Some are prequels or sequels or related to the author’s existing worlds. And all are wonderful! (And I wouldn’t say that if I hadn’t genuinely enjoyed every single one.
The collection is COMPLETELY FREE anywhere e-books are sold. Get direct links to the retailers here.
And happy holidays! However many of them you celebrate. 🙂
Check it out on the Renegade page.
This is a rare foray into true menage territory. I confess to liking a good romantic triangle, where all three parties are worthy of each other, but I don’t usually go the “sharing” route. This story does that, though there’s a two-person happy ending that I hope everyone will like. 🙂