Free books! Including LEADING MAN for the first time


LEADING MAN is one of 75 free books available today only (some sales may go longer but I make no promises.)  Check out the OMG READS Treat Yourself sale and click away!

For the first time ever, LEADING MAN is *free* on all platforms, but only for a limited time, so grab it while it’s hot! (Don’t forget, SCREEN IDOL is also free, so you can be on your way to getting the whole series.

Nick needs a dance instructor to help him with his new role and Ashleigh seems perfect. Their relationship quickly heats up … on the dance floor and between the sheets. But when Nick learns about Ashleigh’s connection with his ex-girlfriend, he wonders if their relationship is real or staged.

 

Romancing the Capital 2018

A couple weeks ago, a family emergency meant I had to cancel my trip to Ottawa and Romancing the Capital earlier this month. I was very sorry to miss it and, thankfully, my dad is doing fine now.

BUT

The most amazing author and organizer Eve Langlais invited me back for RTC 2018!  I am going to Romancing the Capital in 2018! Check out these attending authors:

Eve Langlais
MillyTaiden
Laurann Dohner
Evangeline Anderson
Julia Mills
Cathryn Fox
Deborah Cooke / Claire Delacroix
Eve Vaughn
Shannon Mayer
Viola Grace / Zenina Masters
Sarah Castille
Sharon Page
Krystal Shannan
Camryn Rhys
Elianne Adams
Desiree Holt
Heather Long
Coreene Callahan
Sara Hubbard
Molly O’Keefe
Freya Barker
C.M. Seabrook
Olivia Rigal
Hildie McQueen
Susan Hayes
Mandy Rosko
Angela S. Stone
Kristine Cayne
Nathan Burgoine
Anne Lange
A.M. Griffin
Elizabeth Lister
Lucy Farago
Elle Boon
Becca Jameson
Gracen Miller
Shannyn Leah
Carey Decevito
Jennifer Carole Lewis
Marianne Morea
Amy Ruttan
Sheri Lyn
Tianna Xander
Michelle Howard

Meal tickets sold out in the first 48 hours, but there are some non-meal tickets left if you want to meet any of your favourite romance authors!

I can’t believe I’m going to be in such great company. It’ll be August 2nd to 4th in Ottawa. See you there!

CAPTURE cover reveal

The third book of the Calendar Killer trilogy concludes the manhunt for Calvin Kurdyk. After months of terrifying the city, will they catch him before he strikes again?

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If Constable Brendan Booker wants his temporary assignment to the Homicide Division to become permanent, he needs to up his game. He knows he can play a bigger role in catching the Calendar Killer, but it would be easier to approach his inspector if he weren’t sleeping with the man’s daughter.

Rookie EMT Audrey Holland is tired of having to prove herself: to her new teammates, to her empty-nester father, and to her new boyfriend. The sooner they all learn she can take care of herself, the sooner she can do her part in taking care of her city.

With the net closing on Winnipeg’s most prolific murderer, the killer grows more desperate and unpredictable. Neither of them can afford any distractions, or they risk letting the Calendar Killer take them both out in his final blaze of glory.

Pre-order links coming soon!

 

More books in more places

I want to start the second half of 2017 with a bang. So I’m spreading the love (Get it? Because I’m a romance writer. Yes, my puns are terrible) to new distributors AND I’ve just released a Hollywood to Olympus bundle, bringing the first three books together at one low price.

Let’s start with the new distributor. If you have an Android, or read on Google Play, you will be able to find my books there beginning this month. My contemporary romances are there already. The romantic suspense books will be there soon.

They will also be on Overdrive and Biblioteca soon, so ask your libraries to get them for you. (I personally just got signed up through my library. They have a staggering amount of books you can borrow for free. And audiobooks. And magazines. I thought it was just e-books!)

You may have noticed a new book on that page. I’ve put the first three Hollywood to Olympus books into a bundle, and priced it cheaper than they’d cost if purchased individually, at only $4.99.

Screen Idol (Book 1) – Sydney Richardson didn’t order the Greek god who appeared on her doorstep, but since he’s there, she intends to put him to work at her fundraiser. Chris Peck, one of Hollywood’s top stars, only plans to play along until he gets the chance at the role of a lifetime. But when his audition interferes with the promise he made to Sydney, he’d better hope that Hollywood magic and reality can co-exist.

Drama Queen (Book 2) – Protecting her family has left actress Layla Andrews scrambling to hold onto her career. Russ Vukovich, her show’s fight coordinator, helps her out of a sticky situation, and slips under her defenses. But when he discovers the truth, the lies that used to protect them could destroy them both.

Leading Man (Book 3) – Actor Nick Thurston needs a dance instructor who can keep him from tripping over his own two feet. Ashleigh Jessup fits the bill, but she can’t help falling for her sexy student. Things go well until his vindictive ex, and Ashleigh’s competition, sabotages their relationship and they have to decide whether or not this was their last dance.

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Stars and Stripes

american flag

Happy Independence Day, United States. I wish you many barbecues and fireworks on your birthday.

Happy birthday, Canada!

Happy 150th birthday, Canada. You look wonderful!

Land of the silver birch, home of the beaver (1), I love your wildness, and your cities, your summers and your winters (except for that 3 week stretch in January where you are -40 for days on end), and all the land between the two coasts.

I love your maple sugar candies and your poutine, your broom ball and your hockey, and all your talented artists.

So get out there and celebrate the official birthday of Canada. Watch those fireworks, weather permitting. And kill those Canadian mosquitoes – it’s okay, it’s a national pastime.

If you really want to get into the Canadian spirit, check out Romance, Eh – Canadian Style, a blog of Canadian writers, and show your hometown pride.

(1) Land of the Silver Birch, by Pauline Johnson

 

ACTION HERO release day

It’s time, people! ACTION HERO is here! Who needs Wonder Woman (okay, you do, it’s a fantastic film)?  But you also need Glinda Crawford and Mike Mosley to save your day and get your heart racing.

I can’t tell you how excited I am about this book, or how much fun it was to write. The characters are thrust into sheer insanity and fall in love along the way as they try to survive Mother Nature, dictatorial directors and homicidal cyborg pandas. Trust me, you’re going to love it!

It’s only $2.99 till the end of the month, so grab it while it’s on sale.

Nobody in Hollywood takes cable television star Glinda Crawford seriously, and that’s not going to change with her next movie. What started off as a serious drama has descended into a cheesy flick about rabid, cyborg, panda assassins, and she can’t escape the insanity. 

Mike Mosley has it all worked out. He’s leveraged his teen-age TV heartthrob days into a successful adult acting career. But the first week on the set of his new movie with his Olympus co-star Glinda has him second-guessing everything: the plan, his single status, and just how dangerous robot pandas can be. 

When script shenanigans spill into the real world, the attraction Glinda and Mike have been faking turns into a hot, real-life adventure. If they can survive this movie, they can survive anything together. However, the shocking finale surprises them both.

Find the e-book at Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Kobo, iBooks, Barnes & Noble. (Available on all international platforms.)

Writing anniversary

Five years ago today, my first romance was released. PRIVATE ENCORE was not the first book I wrote, but it was the first one that was published by a digital publisher. I’m still thrilled with Rick and Eloise’s story.

I’ve always written. My first bestseller was “Sammy and Sandy the Skunks” in the fifth grade, also illustrated by yours truly. It was in the Manordale Elementary School library and some of the other students signed it out. *puffs out chest proudly.* I wasn’t an athlete in high school, but my school jacket had “Writer” on the sleeve. It took me a while to get here, but I made it.

Since that first romance, I’ve written five Hollywood to Olympus books, three short romances set in resorts, a sci-fi shifter short (which I have back and may do something with someday), two (and a half) romantic suspense novels, two Christmas romances (one to be re-released this year), and a partridge in a pear tree.  I was, and still am, tremendously excited ever time a new book comes out.

It’s a process. Each of my books is a step forward in my career. Five years later I am finally getting some momentum, so when you read a book that says it takes two to five years to establish yourself, they aren’t kidding (and I’ve been doing this full-time for 3 years!).

So here is to you, wherever you are on your journey. Five years is a drop in the bucket. I love writing and hope to be doing this for another fifty.

 

The Ultimate Relationship Test

There are milestones in any relationship. First dates, first overnight visits, first time travelling together. They are all big events in their own ways, but the big test, the true test, on whether you and your partner will make it through the tough times comes…

when you try to assemble Ikea furniture together.

I’m pleased to tell you all that I am in a stable relationship that is going to last. In the past two months, we have assembled a bed frame, two night tables, and a dresser. We have one dresser to go.

We are still talking to each other.

It’s not as easy as it sounds. Sure, all the instructions are in pictures, but if you get the pieces to fit in a way they aren’t supposed to, there is no way to undo some of the steps! If it were just screws or dowels, that’s one thing. But now they have these plastic nails with screw ridges on them that you hammer in. Those suckers aren’t ever coming out once they go in. Thank goodness we had a drill downstairs because I inserted a couple pieces backwards, and all of a sudden the holes we needed for step 8 were on the inside of the drawer instead of the outside. Thankfully, that was on the first drawer of my dresser. The rest of the drawers were fine, and I learned my lesson.

Partnership is working together, and knowing the difference between small problems and big problems and dealing with them accordingly. Accidents happen, apologizing and moving on is important on both sides.

It’s important to remember that you should not attempt this relationship step until you are sure you are both ready. If all goes well, the experience could teach you things about your partner you never knew…like how many curse words they know. Happy construction!

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(This post originally appeared on the Romance Eh? Canadian Style blog. Over a dozen Canadian romance writers post about love and life every month, so feel free to check it out.)