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May 15, 2017

I hope spring has reached your part of the world. It kind of, sort of, has here in the Pacific Northwest – at least on some days. (No, it’s not shorts and flip-flops weather yet.)

As usual, it’s been a busy month for me. I finished the first draft of Iris and Julian’s Blue Moon Harbor book, and started on the first editing pass. My working title had been Break Free With Me, but my editor wasn’t fond of it, so he and my agent and I brainstormed. At the moment, the best we can come up with is Dream With Me, but we’re still mulling. If anyone has brilliant suggestions for a title that ends with “with me,” I’d love to hear them!

A giant box from my publisher was delivered to my doorstep, containing four dozen ARCs (Advance Review Copies) of Fly Away With Me. It’s very exciting to see it looking like a real book. I’ve been busily sending ARCs to reviewers and book clubs.

And (ta da!), I have the very first review. Barb Drozdowich posted it on Goodreads: “Loved this book!! Excellent characters, beautiful settings and a full robust story brought everything together. One of the best books that I've read in quite some time. Highly recommend!” Thank you, Barb! Good reviews mean so much to an author, and they’re helpful to readers as well.

I’ve also been organizing some ARC giveaways. A Goodreads one has just finished up, and I’ll be doing another soon. If you want to see notices of this kind of giveaway, I post them on my Facebook page. I’m also giving away an ARC as the prize for this month’s opinion poll contest.

And, to finish up my month, I presented an editing tips workshop to local writing group, the Vancouver Island Romance Authors (and gave away two ARCs!).

As I said, a busy month.

Congratulations to Rosemary in MI and Leslie in AZ, who both won copies of Home on the Range in the BookSweeps “Small Town Contemporary Romance” giveaway last month. And congratulations to the winner of my monthly opinion poll contest, Connie H from IL, who won an autographed copy of her choice of my books and a blue poppy notepad from The Butchart Gardens in Victoria. A new Contest is running, and, as I mentioned above, the prize is an autographed print ARC of Fly Away With Me.

Enjoy spring, and happy reading.

Susan

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New Releases!

Love Me Tender book

Fly Away With Me

Title 1 in the Blue Moon Harbor series

Only for her ailing mom would busy lawyer Eden Blaine travel to a dot-on-the-map Pacific Northwest island. She’s searching for her long-lost aunt, who once had ties to a commune on the island. Having broken up with her longtime boyfriend, romance is the last thing Eden is looking for—but her gorgeous seaplane pilot has her considering the merits of a carefree rebound fling. Thanks to Aaron Gabriel’s troubled childhood, he has no illusions about happily ever after. But he appreciate a pretty woman’s company, and Eden is the exact combination of smart and sexy that turns him on. Still, as he helps her search for her missing aunt, the casual relationship they both envisioned becomes something much more. Can two people determined to ignore romance recognize that their heated connection is the kind of love destined to last?

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Holiday in Your Heart

Holiday in Your Heart

Title 8 in the Caribou Crossing Romances series.

The one thing thrift shop owner Maribeth Scott has always known is that she wants, more than anything, to be a mom. She’s dated “men, men, men” since she was a teen but never found “the one.” And so, as her fortieth birthday approaches, she decides on artificial insemination. Of course that’s the exact time that fate sends her Mo Kincaid, a man she might actually fall in love with. The mechanic is a redeemed sinner and a good man, but there’s a big hitch: he totally screwed up parenthood the first time around and has resolved never to do it again. But Caribou Crossing is a magical place and Christmas is a magical time—and who knows, maybe miracles really can happen!

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Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire

“Fox...proves again that she knows what women want in a contemporary romance.” (Publishers Weekly)

Title 7 in the Caribou Crossing Romances series

Fire chief Lark Cantrell firmly believes that she, her mom, and her ten-year-old son Jayden are the perfect family. Men, like her father and her ex-husband, can’t be relied on—at least not for more than an occasional hookup. Major Eric Weaver has a single mission in life: to overcome his leg amputation and his PTSD and return to active service. As an army brat, he’s convinced that a career soldier can’t successfully have a family life. But when fate brings Eric and Lark together not once but twice, the cynical fire chief and the scarred soldier may just have to accept the writing on the wall: a happily-ever-after for everyone concerned.

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Love Somebody Like You

Love Somebody Like You

Title 6 in the Caribou Crossing Romances series

When Ben Traynor, a sexy cowboy from Sally Ryland’s past, turns up at her Western riding school at the behest of her estranged family, the young widow must face the demons from her abusive marriage in order to heal and to not only reconnect with her past but move ahead to a bright new future.

 

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