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June 15, 2017

Summer is just around the corner, but it doesn’t feel like it in my part of the world. Winter lingered on, and spring’s been temperamental: a few good days to tempt us, and then a return to clouds, showers, and chilly temperatures. I’m seriously ready for summer.

I’ve been doing a lot of prep work around the July 25 release of Fly Away With Me: sending out review copies, arranging interviews and blogs, and so on. I got excerpt booklets and bookmarks made for the Blue Moon Harbor series, so if you want some, just let me know via the Contact page. My publisher, Kensington, has also been doing giveaways and arranging ads and social media stuff around the launch of Fly Away With Me, so hopefully it will get off the ground with a bang!

The first review is a big step in the right direction. It’s from the esteemed Kirkus Reviews. I’m pretty sure this is the first book of mine that they’ve ever reviewed and they gave it a *starred review*!! That’s huge, and I couldn’t be any more thrilled. They call it “the perfect scorching summer read.”

Last month, I mentioned that my editor and I hadn’t finalized the title for the fourth story in the Blue Moon Harbor series. I asked for suggestions and one of them rang the right bell. It looks like the book will be called Sail Away With Me (thank you, Roberta C!). I’ve now finished editing the manuscript and it will spend the next month with critiquers.

The other titles in the series are working their way through the process, with copy-edits and page proofs. I also got some good news regarding one of my Cariboo Crossing Romances. "Ring of Fire", my story about a single mom fire chief and an amputee soldier with PTSD, is a HOLT Award of Merit Finalist.

So, as usual, it’s busy-busy for me. But I do hope real summer weather arrives soon—for all of us!

Congratulations to opinion poll contest winner Cristine H from IN, who won an autographed Advance Review Copy of Fly Away With Me. The new contest prize is a another ARC plus a FAWM tote bag.

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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