Saturday, November 22, 2014

Just Released for Preorder: PRESENT FOR A COWBOY

PRESENT FOR A COWBOY, a western Christmas anthology with 5 western romance writers is now available for preorder at Amazon: Preorder at Amazon
My contribution: When Love Comes Knocking

A lonely widow…an indiscretion…a gift for redemption


Penelope Witherspoon was charmed into marriage by Evan Thoroughgood only to learn she loved a philanderer, who gambled away his inheritance and drank too heavily. It came as no surprise that four months after their marriage, Evan was shot dead for cheating at cards. Since his death, Penelope has come to depend on his older brother, Gil. In fact, she has come to love and respect him. No two men could be further apart in character. But, if Gil learns of her secret indiscretion, he will want nothing further to do with her. What is Penelope to do?

Penelope hadn’t seen Gil in three days. She began to worry that something was wrong between them. She tried to go about her work to keep her mind from wandering and thinking about him, but every time she saw the Christmas tree he’d brought her and helped her decorate, her thoughts went right back to the night he left and the strained words at their parting.

Had he guessed at the truth about her and Banjo? Did he hate her now? What could she do to fix things and make him understand?

Thursday, October 09, 2014

October Party Schedule and PRIZES

My October Schedule

I'm gonna be a busy person for a bit. With a paranormal story just out in an anthology, COWBOYS, CREATURES, AND CALICO, Volume 1 from Prairie Rose Publications(my contribution is THE BEAST OF HAZARD), and several other paranormal and time travel books, as well as Halloween treats.  I'm at the places that are all about Halloween.

So here goes...

October 16
I'll be at The Haunt Blog talking about Haunted Amusement Parks. They give me the creeps.

** I will be giving away a digital copy of the new anthology release, Cowboys, Creatures, and Calico, Volume 1 
THE HAUNT  Star-Crossed Romance 

October 27
I will be at Karen M. Nutt's Facebook event at 1 PM PDT (4PM EDT)

** I will be giving away another copy of the Halloween anthology, Cowboys, Creatures, and Calico, volume 1.

October 31
I'll be at 2 places
The Romance Junkies Party

** I will be giving away several prizes: a digital copy of Cowboys, Creatures, and Calico, volume 1, a print copy of Harmonica Joe's Reluctant Bride (a time travel western with a ghost), and a bag of Halloween treats to the winner of my contest.

also on October 31

I'll be at the Paranormal Monday Party from 1-2 PM PDT
** I will be giving away Print copies of my Legends of Winatuke books (3 full length paranormal books): Dark Isle, Lake of Sorrows, and The Light of Valmora, as well as a digital copy of Cowboys, Creatures, and Calico, volume 1

I hope to see you for the celebrations.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Are you ready for some Halloween Scariness?

Well, hello Halloween! I just got the BUY LINKS for the new Halloween anthology, COWBOYS, CREATURES, AND CALICO, VOL. 1/ The Beast of Hazard and here they are:


And if that's not exciting enough, my Legends of Winatuke trilogy is reduced to only 99 cents for the whole boxed set of 3 full length novels at Amazon. Is that enough scariness for you?


Sunday, September 28, 2014

A Cool Video of Cowboys, Creatures, and Calico Halloween Anthologies

Love this neat video for the COWBOYS, CREATURES, AND CALICO Halloween Anthologies for Prairie Rose Publications. My contribution is is THE BEAST OF HAZARD IN VOLUME 1.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Nice Stuff People Do

Kathleen Rice Adams, a fellow author at Prairie Rose Publications, made this poster for my story, The Beast of Hazard, in the Halloween anthology from Prairie Rose, COWBOYS, CREATURES AND CALICO, VOL. 1. It really made me so happy that someone would just do something nice for me just because. That's so spirit lifting. Here is the great poster she made for my story:

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Halloween Anthology Coming Soon

Cowboys, Creatures, and Calico, volume 1 Anthology
soon to be released from Prairie Rose Publications

A Terrorized Town…A Killer Beast…And Deliverance

Joey Wilding isn’t certain what’s killing the livestock in Hazard. Some believe it’s a bewitched beast, others a wolf gone rabid. As the town veterinarian, he’s seen mutilation before, but not like this, as if something enjoyed the killing.

When Clare Beau asks Joey to help her injured wolf-dog, and begs his discretion, he begins to suspect he has found the Beast of Hazard—and its beautiful mistress. But as he walks through the woods after dark, something more ominous than any wolf stalks him from the shadows.


As they stepped out into the dark night, a chill ran down Joey’s spine as he remembered that terrible growl he heard in the woods. He was comforted a little by the light on the barn that flooded the space between the barn and house with a pale light. From off in the distance, a sound came from the depth of the forest that shook Joey to the core.

Claire’s face grew pale and her eyes widened. “We should hurry,” she said in a voice tight with fear. Whatever that thing was out there, Claire must know something about it. The woman who had a huge wolf as a pet suddenly looked afraid of the thing out there. Her response made him very uneasy. Could he trust her?

Will post as soon as available

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Remembering 9/11

I wrote this several years ago, but I decided to share it again in remembrance of September 11, 2001

Sometimes I forget how it was on that clear warm day on September 11, 2001. I was at work in the ER when word came that the towers had been hit by airplanes in New York City, then that the Pentagon had been hit followed by news that a plane had gone down in a field in Pennsylvania. People were dying and families were weeping for their lost loves. The ER went on lock down as we waited for what would come next. We called our loved ones and talked to them just in case we forgot to tell them how much we loved them and might not get the chance again. We wept and we prayed.

In the days that followed, images of the towers collapsing, people searching for their families and friends hoping they were still alive and weeping, so much weeping played out on the news. Day after day, firemen and policemen searched relentlessly hoping to find someone alive and emergency personnel waiting in the emergency rooms for recovered victims that would never come.

I shall never forget the members of congress who gathered on the steps of the Capital Building and spontaneously sang America The Beautiful or the senator who wept unabashed during the memorial service in Washington, D.C.

We hear the stories of bravery that occurred during this tragic episode in American history and we honor them and those that we have lost. Years later, we remember that day and we pray that maybe some day we will feel free and secure from harm and that there's a chance we can find peace once again.