Just in Time for the Holidays…

The holiday season is here!  I hope you’ve been enjoying lovely fall color and that your Thanksgiving was spent with those you love.  Ours was pretty mellow, and we spent much of it tending to our beagle baby who was recovering from minor surgery and mostly doing some vigorous napping, as you can see in the picture below:

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Believe it or not, the t-shirt is there on doctor’s orders (to keep her from licking at her stitches).  Plus she’s very fashion-conscious.  The dog, I mean, not the vet–although I’m sure he’s a snappy dresser when he wants to be.

Anyhoo, to celebrate the fact that we are officially in the Christmas season now, I’ve slashed the prices on some of my Amazon paperbacks in case somebody out there is looking for some low-cost gift ideas for the readers in their families.  From now through Christmas, those special prices will be in effect for:

All’s Fair in Love and Weddings

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It Happened One Night

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The Encore

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The Heavenly Bites Novella Collection

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Just click on the highlighted titles of the book to see them on Amazon.

Hope you and yours enjoy a very happy holiday season!  🙂

Cover Reveal for Upcoming Release

In between bouts of kitchen remodeling, I’ve been plugging away on another contemporary novel, and it’s finally ready!  Now if only I could say the same for the kitchen…

Release Day for The Encore is set for June 15th this year, so a little less than a month away.  Yay!  It will probably go up for preorder before then, but if you’re thinking of buying a copy, you should hold out for the special 99-cent introductory price that it will be set at for release week only.  Just a little FYI.  🙂

Without further ado, here’s the cover!

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And the book blurb:

When Jane married her college sweetheart and the love of her life, she never dreamed she would lose him to leukemia before either of them reached forty. A year later, she’s struggling to move on and create a new life for herself, a second act that she never expected to have to follow the first. Picking up the pieces is hard enough—it’s even harder when those closest to her don’t understand or support the way she’s trying to put them back together again.

But while the curtain may have come down on the life she originally had planned, life itself certainly isn’t finished with her yet.

And neither, as it turns out, is her heart.

There you have it!  Now off to do some more formatting…

Cover Art Makeover

Just wanted to let you know that my Heavenly Bites novella series is getting a makeover of sorts with brand new covers–and I’m SO pleased with the new ones.  Hopefully you like them, too, and since I don’t want anybody to mistake them for entirely new books and buy them without realizing that–maybe–they already own them, here’s a reminder of the old:

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And here are the new ones, starting with Pastels and Jingle Bells:

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Followed by Love Lessons:

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And, finally, Playing Cupid:

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There.  Whew!  If all goes well, they will be uploaded to ebook retailers soon, and if all doesn’t go well, then… I’ll probably start twitching, but never mind that.

Also wanted to share the book blurb for the newest contemporary novel I’m working on right now, tentatively titled The Encore:

When Jane married her college sweetheart and the love of her life, she never dreamed she would lose him to leukemia before either of them reached forty. A year later, she’s struggling to move on and create a new life for herself, a second act that she never expected to have to follow the first. Picking up the pieces is hard enough—it’s even harder when those closest to her don’t understand or support the way she’s trying to put them back together again.

But while the curtain may have come down on the life she originally had planned, life itself certainly isn’t finished with her yet.

And neither, as it turns out, is her heart.

And that’s all the latest news around here, at least writing related.  Hope you’re having a great February–remember, next month’s spring!  🙂