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Happy April!

I love April!  It’s my birthday month and the opening to spring!  Enjoy it while you can!

Meanwhile, April 16 will be the first promotion for my new Sweets Series.  Run Run Runaway will be free for two days-so if you want to see how it’s different from the original My Little Runaway–now’s your chance.  If you’re just interested in trying a sweet series–welcome!  The first three books are up and the next three are coming soon.

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It seemed like a good idea at the time.  The trouble is, when you run from your problems, you often find out your biggest obstacle is along for the trip–it’s you!  Reid Carrington realizes that when he finds Jennifer and recognizes the quiet desperation in her eyes.  Can he save someone who doesn’t want to be saved? Or like a lifeguard rescuing a swimmer, will she pull him down into the undertow in the end?

Recipes for Jennifer’s Mango Salsa and Tilly’s Bruschetta included.

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Sometimes you have to break the rules to right a wrong. 

Janet Cardona is usually a by-the-book good girl–but when Matt Carrington won’t give her cat back, she sees red.  Rules mean nothing when there’s an animal to be saved. So when she’s caught in a burglary and blackmailed for it, she finds she can’t refuse. Matt only needs her to pretend to be his wife for a day or two so that he can run a scam he’s involved in. But once the pretense gets going, he begins to yearn for the real thing. Now Janet has to decide if she can let herself fall for a con man.

Recipes for Crab Open-faced Sandwiches and Basic Asian Soup included.

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A sweet old-fashioned girl–

–isn’t what Grant Carrington is looking for.  A man who lives for speed and danger, he’s only slowed down because he’s been forced to by an injury.  Carrie Harlow isn’t his type, but he needs her in order to heal.  She knows she’s playing with fire, but she feels she can help him and she goes for it—even though she knows she’s endangering her own heart as she fixes his.

Recipe for Carrie’s Chicken Picatta included


Destiny Bay Romances-The Sweet Editions

These are basically the same stories that are found in Destiny Bay Romances- Forever Yours, but with the conflicts softened a bit, the language cleaned up, and no explicit love scenes. There are still a few adult situations, but they’re muted.  Consider these the PG versions.

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new-158_zps2cf28a7fThis week, SAVED BY YOU,


the first book of my new series, The Islanders~Destiny Bay Romances, goes on a Book Blitz with

Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours

Go take a look at the blitz page–and enter the contest when you do.

There’s a RAFFLECOPTER for a $50 Amazon gift card!

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck!

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No, not the fattening kind.  These are the sweet and clean versions I promised long ago.  The covers:

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These first three books are the scrubbed clean versions of the first three books in ForeverYours~ Destiny Bay Romances. Those who have already read them be forewarned–these are basically the same stories that you have already read. You can read more about this in the section on the Sweet Editions.

But there are some fans who would rather read the stories without any explicit sexual content–you’ve told me so!  And these are for you!

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Tempted By You

Hi everyone!  Just a quick note to announce the release of a new Destiny Bay Romance in The Islanders Series–TEMPTED BY YOU!!   


A change of heart.
Taylor Lee is still healing from a rotten childhood.  Kai Carrington is trying to skim the surface of the good life.  She’s hot for career success; he’s obsessed with staying playboy single, but both hit the wall of doubt when they find twin babies on the doorstep.  A crazy weekend with diapers and lullabies opens them to something new–including some sexy romance. When Taylor starts auditioning other guys as husband/father-of-twins material, Kai begins to panic. Does he want to play that part himself? Maybe it’s time to let his heart decide.

Hope you like it!  (And if you do, please leave a review on Amazon!)

And now, RESCUED BY YOU, Book #4, is out too!


No wedding today, the bride has escaped! 

Ashley Winters comes across as a ditzy blond, but her choice of hiding places is carefully thought out.  Too bad the absentee owner picks the same night to return to his vacation home as she picks to break into it.  Complications ensue.

But no matter how much tough love dark, moody Max Carrington shows her, she knows she won’t be going back to the wealthy crowd where she belongs.  Max’s Hawaiian style is much more appealing–especially when he mixes in some good old-fashioned sexy one-on-one attention.  Time to plan a new wedding–one she might even show up for.

And To Welcome TEMPTED and RESCUED

the first book in the series, will be
FREE! March 11-15!


If you haven’t started on the series yet, here’s your chance!

Don’t forget #2:


Hope you enjoy them all!

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In Loving Memory of Patricia Teal

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We lost one of the best ones on Valentine’s Day.  Pat Teal died of a sudden illness.  It was much too soon–she still had so much to give and she was always so ready to give whatever she had.

Pat Teal was my agent from the very beginning, but she was also a friend.  I’ll miss her terribly.  She was one of a kind.

Her daughter Linda has set up a page at Caringbridge.org with information on the memorial service and other contact details.  There’s also a place to leave remembrances.

This is still such a shock, it’s hard to believe.  God bless you, Pat, and keep you close.

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vol 2-the boxed set of three books- will be on sale for

99c for five days

February 17-21.


If you don’t have a copy, be sure to pick one up!


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FREE!  on Kindle or Nook

Husband Wanted : Will Train is being advertised by FreeBooksy today–grab a copy for yourself http://t.co/lIcmdAAJpd

Free Kindle Books, Nook Book, Apple Books and Kobo Books Hand-Selected Daily

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