Update and Cover Reveal!

Hi everyone – here’s the latest and greatest from my end:

There’s a new cover for Red As Blood, Black As Night – I feel like it represents the innards a little better. Check out the ebook to see what I mean.

I’m in final edits for a book called A Spoonful Of Sugar – a paranormal fantasy romance that’s both clean and hilarious. I’m estimating some time in September/October, and I’ll post an update for that here. Meanwhile, the cover is darling, and is by Victoria Cooper Art:

Meanwhile I’m making Joanne Chang’s kouign amann, which is my favorite recipe for that, plus having a bbq tonight.
If you’re still here, write a comment, let me know your updates!

The Matchmaker’s Lie

For only 99 cents, you can own The Matchmaker’s Lie, a novella in the worldverse of The Unbreakable Curse and Red As Blood, Black As Night. I will OFTEN make it free! so keep a look out for that. I’ve made it easy to lend to others and it’s also free on KDP. I hope you like this sweet little story.

The Advertised Affair now available!

The Advertised Affair is a novella (30,000+ words) in the Dear Friend series. It’s standalone, and available as an ebook (or free on kdp!)

Here’s the summary:

A decidedly odd series of advertisements appear in the personals during the London season. Discretion is paramount for reputations, but some things are obvious – people are meeting, often at midnight, and they are attending the highest level of society’s gatherings.

Sarah Avery knows what they all mean, because she is one half of the intriguing missives. To her blushes, she even does meet when asked. In a pitch-black cloak room, which is not at all appropriate. In fact, she doesn’t actually know who it is she’s writing!

Could it be Lord Shelmont, the devastatingly handsome man who has (gasp) asked her to dance twice? It couldn’t possibly be Lord Smithers, the aged sometimes caller she has no wish to know better. And it definitely couldn’t be Lord Pincepot or Mr. Mattingly, both of whom maligned her looks in public.

Perhaps it’s a young man she’s never met before, a young man who even now begs her to meet him at each event they both attend?

It’s a mystery that needs solving – if she dares.

Cover Reveal: Red As Blood, Black As Night

Isn’t it gorgeous?! Publication is soon – I promise to give you a heads up, and possibly an option for a pre-order. It’ll be free on KDP for 3 months, and priced at $3.99 for the ebook. Paperback will be published a few days after.
And BONUS – this comes with a FREE short story, The Matchmaker’s Lie. Remember the matchmaker from The Unbreakable Curse? I wrote her a story, and I think you’ll love it! I have an old draft in downloads, but this one is new and improved.
Comment if you plan on reading Red Is Blood, Black As Night ASAP!
Cover Design: Victoria Cooper art (Google her, she’s on Facebook and some design sites and is fantastic.)

Free Short Story for download!

With all the quarantine requirements, I thought we could all use some fun freebies. That’s why I’m releasing my 50-page short story, The Matchmaker’s Lie, EARLY here on my blog. It’s supposed to be a bonus story to go with Red As Blood, Black As Night, which is due to be released this spring. (It’s based on the Matchmaker from The Unbreakable Curse, but you don’t have to have read any of my books, it’s a standalone.) You lucky ducks get a chance to read it a few weeks early and for free!

Just a forewarning: There will be one final edit before I release it officially on Amazon, so there might be a couple (minor) changes when that  happens. Please be respectful of copyright, but also please do spread the word and let others know about this.

Happy and Safe March to you all!

Download the pdf The Matchmaker’s Lie.

(Please email/contact me if the links don’t work or if you have any other questions!)

Happy Valentine’s – free short story to download!

The Clumsy Princess

If you’re here for the latest free short story, head to my Downloads page to grab the PDF. It’s a short 2-minute silly little tale which is also kid-friendly. I hope you enjoy it!

Happy February! It’s cold for some of us, but thankfully there’s a holiday (of sorts) to break it up. Honestly not a great holiday, but I’ve made it better by adding in a kid element. I know, sounds awful. Actually it’s really fun. We have a ‘manners dinner’ and I serve really awesome food (think shrimp platters and homemade decadent desserts…) and the valentines handed out are pretty cool if I do say so.

What do you do for Valentine’s Day?

RELEASED! A Crafted Courtship ebook, 1/2/2019

A Crafted Courtship (Dear Friend, Book 2) is out TODAY!

The ebook of the second in the Dear Friend series was released TODAY on Amazon. For only $2.99 you can see what happens next to some of your favorite characters and some fun new ones too!

Synopsis:
Six years after a tragic accident, Sally Fancot’s greatest wish is to escape her overly protective parents.
An invitation to a double wedding at Holcombe Manor suddenly prompts her controlling parents to realize her marriageable years have all but passed.  In an effort to see their daughter settled, they remind Sally of her promise to accept the first eligible man who offers.
However, Sally finds herself regretting that promise when pursued by the frightening Lord Piedmont, while simultaneously being ruffled by another guest that looks annoyingly like a Greek god, with the arrogance to match.
When an anonymous correspondence begins by chance, Sally finds unexpected feelings for her new unknown friend filling her daily thoughts, and slowly her confidence begins to build. Could she thwart everyone’s plans for her and ever dare to make her own?

Buy the book on Amazon!

Cyber Deals on my books THIS WEEK!

For TWO DAYS ONLY, you can get BOTH of my books at 99 cents each. What a steal! This is the only Christmas special I’m doing through the rest of this year, so now’s the time to grab them!

Starting TODAY at 8:00 AM PST, you should be able to get them on Amazon for 99 cents each. (11/28 – 11/30) It ends in exactly 48 hours, so hurry on over! Here are the links (click on the picture!):