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It's release day for SHAMROCKS AND SURPRISESMar 1, 2021


It's time to get your green and get lucky in love! Meet Roy and Lucy and the rest of the folks in Holiday Beach and find out what happens when a grumpy bartender deeply devoted to his family comes face-to-face with Miss Fix-it with a heart of gold and a bad luck streak a mile wide.

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"Lucky" Lucy Callahan can fix anything, which is why her boss sent her to the Dew Drop Inn in Holiday Beach, Minnesota. The neglected hotel sounds like the perfect challenge for a woman who likes to bring things to their full potential.

Roy Wagner would happily see the Dew Drop Inn go up in a blaze of glory after the trouble it has caused his family. He’d even supply the marshmallows. He doesn't know what Lucy is doing in town, but he’s sure the relentlessly helpful, happy woman is up to no good. 

Rebuilding a hotel is no easy task, especially when her new neighbor insists that she won’t be able to make the old hotel fit into Holiday Beach’s unique tourist-friendly setting, but Lucy hasn’t failed yet. If she can get Roy on her side, maybe she can convince him that the changes she’s bringing could be a very good thing for him and his hometown.

It's available everywhere today as both an e-book and a paperback.

Some reviews say this about the first book in the new Holiday Beach Sweet Romance series:

Sometimes you just need a sweet story to warm you up, and this definitely hit the spot!

"Shamrocks and Surprises is my favourite Elle Rush book to date--it's like Stars Hollow with coffee, quirky townsfolk, and endless festivals--except the heroine is the helpful handyman and the hero has the family drama." - Melanie Ting, author of the Holiday Hat Trick trilogy

Sometimes it's love, sometimes it's luckFeb 24, 2021

My boyfriend gave me a gorgeous set of earrings for Christmas. I put them on and hadn't taken them off since I unwrapped them.

Then, two weeks ago, I was going to bed and realized I was only wearing one of them. We tore apart the bed and shook out the bedding. We checked all the sofa cushions, swept the floor, and carefully checked my jacket and scarf and facemasks to see if it was snagged there.

It wasn't. It was gone.

I felt horrible! And guilty about losing a present from my boyfriend.

Fast forward to this past Saturday. I was getting out of the car and happened to look down. There it was. Lying on my driveway. We were having an unseasonably warm day, and enough snow and ice had melted that the silver caught my eye. It wasn't damaged or anything.

Talk about lucky.

I'm extra glad to have been lucky in love as we approached St. Patrick's Day because now I can wear my lucky green earrings on release day. Did you know I have a St. Patrick's Day romance coming out next week? It's only $2.99 during the preorder period. Paperbacks are also available.

"Lucky" Lucy Callahan can fix anything, which is why her boss sent her to the Dew Drop Inn in Holiday Beach, Minnesota. The neglected hotel sounds like the perfect challenge for a woman who likes to bring things to their full potential.

Roy Wagner would happily see the Dew Drop Inn go up in a blaze of glory after the trouble it has caused his family. He’d even supply the marshmallows. He doesn't know what Lucy is doing in town, but he’s sure the relentlessly helpful, happy woman is up to no good. 

Rebuilding a hotel is no easy task, especially when her new neighbor insists that she won’t be able to make the old hotel fit into Holiday Beach’s unique tourist-friendly setting, but Lucy hasn’t failed yet. If she can get Roy on her side, maybe she can convince him that the changes she’s bringing could be a very good thing for him and his hometown.

Happy new year!Dec 31, 2020

2020 wasn't a banner year by any measurement, but we made it through. Hoping 2021 makes up for all of the last 12 months.

Merry ChristmasDec 25, 2020

Merry Christmas. Sending you the love and joy of the season.

It's the night before ChristmasDec 24, 2020

I have a fair sized Christmas movie collection. It could be better - I need to pick up "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and a copy of "Miracle on 34th Street" (the original) - but I have a good selection to pick from. But on Christmas Eve, it doesn't matter. The movie of the night is "A Christmas Carol" with Alastair Sim. Good old Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future. 

I don't know what your Christmas eve traditions are, but I hope you have a holiday movie playing in the background wherever you are.

But don't stay up too late and try to sneak a peek at Santa. Sleep well, and have a wonderful Christmas tomorrow!

Chag Sameach!Dec 10, 2020

I hope all my Jewish friends are enjoying their first night of Hanukkah tonight.

DECKER & JOY is freeDec 1, 2020

Decker, Joy, Pumpkin, Midnight, Stinky, and Spooky all invite you to pick up a free e-copy of DECKER & JOY. You'll find links for Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and Google Play. You can also borrow it from your library if they have a copy (and if they don't, feel free to request it!)

Get into the holiday season with the first North Pole Unlimited romance and meet the the folks at the company where romance blooms at Christmas time. (It really blooms in book 2, HOLLIS AND IVY, which is set at a flower shop in Whistler, BC).

For the pet-lovers, let me remind you:

Decker & Joy (1) = 4 kittens

Hollis & Ivy (2) = a rescue parrot

Nick & Eve (3) = golden retriever

Ben & Jilly (5) = a puppy AND multiple kittens

I really tried to work a pet into Rudy & Kris, but Kris runs a bakery and there were a lot of health and sanitation concerns. But it does have reindeer!

Happy reading, and if you're an elf and leave a review, I'll put in a good word for you with Santa.

Black Friday SaleNov 27, 2020

If you're looking for a great deal, here's your chance. I'm putting my entire Hollywood to Olympus series on sale. SCREEN IDOL (Book 1) is free, and the rest of the books in the series are only 99¢ each this week! Grab the whole series here.