New month, new goals

It is the first day of a new month, and the first day of a new week (unless you have one of those whacko calendars where the week starts on a Monday – those things are just wrong) and it is the perfect time to set some spring goals. Six weeks from now will be mid-April, and I have already submitted an order for all the snow to be gone by then, so my hibernation will be over and I will emerge into the world like a butterfly. Since I want to be in shape for my new reveal, I need to do some stuff to make it happen.

1. Drink one litre of water every day.

2. Walk a minimum of twelve miles per week, preferably fifteen.

3. Use up my hot yoga pass.

4. Whiten my teeth.

That seems doable. What are you doing to gear up for spring?

Not family friendly

I recently went to Disneyworld, which indeed is the happiest place on earth. It’s also supposed to be family friendly, but when you are a romance writer, it skews your perspective. For example, any one of these is fine in its own, but together in the same place, these gave me the giggles.

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And I don’t think I need to say any more.

You really can’t take me anywhere.

Leading Man cover reveal

I am thrilled to show off the cover for my next Hollywood to Olympus book! LEADING MAN will be out in exactly one month on March 17th. Here is the first public look at Nick Thurston and Ashleigh Jessup.

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Olympus heartthrob Nick Thurston is a leading man with a problem. His new play opens in a month and when it comes to the pivotal waltz scene, he can’t lead. When he broke up with his dance instructor girlfriend, it also ended their professional relationship and now he needs a new teacher. Desperately.

Ashleigh Jessup needs to find a new building to take her booming dance studio to the next level. She doesn’t have time for a private student, but she’s willing to make an exception to do a favor for a friend and earn extra money for her down payment.

Ashleigh’s success has come at the cost of her love life, so she can’t believe it when Nick is good with them spending as much time on their careers as they do with each other. But when Nick’s ex tries to sabotage their relationship, Nick begins to doubt Ashleigh’s intentions when she benefits from his fame, and Ashleigh has to decide if she’s willing to risk her business for a relationship Nick may not even believe in.

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Next week I’ll share the first of three teasers in anticipation of this new book. If you haven’t already, sign up for my newsletter for extras and behind the scenes glimpses into the world of Olympus.

February Reading List

free photo booksJanuary and February have been a good time for finding new authors and new books from old favourites.

Pride Mates by Jennifer Ashley – This series was recommended to me a long time ago but the sample didn’t grab me. The e-book recently came on sale so I gave it on sale. Well written, good characters. The only downside is that it was a wee bit heartbreaking (but great writing will do that do you.) Now I’m tracking down the rest of the series.

Frenched by Melanie Harlow – This contemporary romance was fun, sexy and set in France. I’m not usually a fan of 1st person narrating but this was a great exception. I’ll be interested to check out more books from Harlow.

Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid – I’m in love with Penny Reid! She is fantastic! Her characters are hilarious and writing is 100% instantly addictive. I read her entire Knitting in the City series in less that a week. I highly, highly recommend these books.

Destined Havoc by Nina Levine – This novella spins off Levine’s Storm Motorcycle Club books. As a twist to the standard MC series, this one is set in Australia. Dirty talking bikers–with accents. What’s not to love? After reading this , I pulled out her series and started a reread.

Rebecca/Lorelei/Paisley (Alpha Marked 4, 5, & 6) by Celia Kyle – This is the second Alpha Marked trilogy. Kyle writes sexy werewolves with a unique world. I loved what she did after the first trilogy and I hope she has another one planned.