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May 15, 2015
I’ve been thoroughly enjoying all the signs of spring and early summer—except for mowing the lawn, which is a major task at our place.
On the writing front, I’m well past the half way point of the first draft of the holiday-themed Caribou Crossing Romance (Oct 2016), and we have a working title: Holiday in Your Heart, from a song by LeAnn Rimes.
Kensington is working on the cover for Ring of Fire (Apr 2015) and I’ll post the cover and the back cover copy on my Facebook page as soon as they’re finalized.
I noticed that my Brazilian publisher has now put the four Wild Ride to Love books (Irmas Falon / De Repente series) into a boxed set called Saga De Repente. Very cool!
Also in the “cool” category is finding out that Bound to be Dirty is a finalist in the prestigious Booksellers’ Best Award. Winners will be announced at a banquet at the Romance Writers of America conference in New York in July—which I just happen to be attending. Fingers crossed!
Some of you know that photography is one of my favorite hobbies, and that I’m in love with flowers. Well, I indulged myself by purchasing a year-long pass to Victoria’s famous Butchart Gardens. Last month, I went out for four hours of wonderful roaming, and I plan to visit again soon. If you’re interested in seeing my photos from Butchart’s – and from life in general – I post them on my Facebook page.
Last but not least, congratulations to my last website contest winner, Gerardette from PA, who won a collapsible bag and an autographed copy of her choice of my books.
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Title 5 in the Caribou Crossing Romances series.
Inn-owner Dave Cousins is known as the nicest—and loneliest—guy in town. Dare he risk his damaged heart again, on a free-spirited drifter? Like the wild goose tattooed on her shoulder, Cassidy Esperanza goes wherever the wind takes her, yet she has to admit there’s something seductive about Caribou Crossing—and especially Dave. But when she faces a life-changing medical diagnosis, her first instinct is to take flight once more. Is Dave strong enough to help them both face their fears and believe that sometimes love truly can last a lifetime?
Lawyer Kieran Bridge’s carefully planned life has unraveled. Distraught, she travels to Crete—the island she and her deceased father had always been drawn to—in search of the key to her future. She finds far more than she’d bargained for: a country that awakens her senses and emotions, and a man who challenges her as she’s never been challenged before. She feels an inexplicable connection to Dr. Stefanos Dimitrakis, a fugitive accused of murdering his uncle. When Stefanos insists he’s innocent, Kieran’s instincts tell her to believe him—but in the past her judgment has failed her. How can she now believe in a bond that defies reason?
Title 4 in the Caribou Crossing Romances series.
Dedicated RCMP Corporal Karen MacLean secretly longs for marriage and a home like the one she grew up in, but most men are intimidated by her uniform. Not much intimidates undercover cop Jamal Estevez, however. His only problem is believing—and proving—that a recovering alcoholic who’s never had a real home deserves the love of a woman like Karen.
Title 3 in the Dirty Girls Book Club series.
When Lily Nyland’s book club chooses an erotica novel featuring BDSM, the family practice doctor finds the subject problematic. A strong feminist, she believes in independence and equality between sex partners – and that’s exactly what she has with her helicopter bush pilot husband Dax Xavier. What they don’t have is time together, true intimacy, communication, and a deep level of trust. In fact, their marriage is in serious trouble. When Dax, home for Christmas, starts spicing up their sex life with naughty tricks he’s borrowed from her book, she’s shocked to find herself turned on. Can passion and kinky sex trigger the kind of intimacy and communication that will help Lily and Dax determine whether they still love each other and whether their marriage is worth fighting for?
These sweet short stories are designed for the busy woman who deserves a few minutes of self-indulgence – on the bus or train to work, during coffee or lunch break, while waiting to pick the kids up, sitting in the doctor or dentist’s waiting room, sinking into a bubble bath before bed, or . . . well, I’m sure you get the picture.