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Mayan Midnights is out!Aug 2, 2018

Have you read the latest Resort Romance? Love will transport you to the Mayan Riviera for the afternoon for only 99¢! Available everywhere!

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Tim’s wingman duties while in the Mayan Riviera are simple: keep the cute but quirky Angie occupied while his friend makes a play for her cousin. He quickly discovers hanging out with Angie isn't a chore, and he finds himself inventing new excuses to be with her.

Angie didn’t expect to catch the attention of a Hollywood producer while on vacation, but Tim’s a great partner in crime as she explores Playa del Carmen, especially since her travel buddy keeps disappearing on her.

However, when she learns their “dates” have simply been Tim keeping her busy, she’s heartbroken, leaving him only two days to prove his interest in her is genuine before he loses her forever.

Find it at: Amazon US, Amazon Canada, iBooks US, iBooks Canada, Kobo US, Kobo Canada, and Barnes and Noble.  International readers can find them at your regional e-tailer site.

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Want to find out more about my Resort Romances, which are set all over the world? Check out CUBAN MOON for free right now!

MAYAN MIDNIGHTS is comingJul 23, 2018

What are you doing for your summer vacation? How about a trip to Mexico for only 99¢?  MAYAN MIDNIGHTS is up for pre-order, to be delivered right to your e-reader on August 2nd.

MAYAN MIDNIGHTS is my longest Resort Romance to date. Escape for the afternoon with Tim and Angie.

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Tim’s wingman duties while in the Mayan Riviera are simple: keep the cute but quirky Angie occupied while his friend makes a play for her cousin. He quickly discovers hanging out with Angie isn’t a chore, and he finds himself inventing new excuses to be with her.

Angie didn’t expect to catch the attention of a Hollywood producer while on vacation, but Tim’s a great partner in crime as she explores Playa del Carmen, especially since her travel buddy keeps disappearing on her. However, when she learns their “dates” have simply been Tim keeping her busy, she’s heartbroken, leaving him only two days to prove his interest in her is genuine before he loses her forever.

Available at many online retailers – on preorder until August 2nd, 2018. (For other international readers, please check your region’s e-tailer – it should be there.)

If you haven’t tried a Resort Romance yet, CUBAN MOON is currently available for FREE for a no-risk, all-fun introduction to the series.

Happy Independence DayJul 4, 2018

For all of my American friends, have a fun Fourth of July full of food, family, and festivities!

Happy Canada DayJul 1, 2018

It's Canada's birthday! She's 151 years young! How are you celebrating? Barbecue? Fireworks? Running through the sprinkler?

I'm planning on all of the above. Have a great day, whatever you're doing!

Happy SolsticeJun 21, 2018

female hand appears to hold up the sun This is it, Canada. The day we waited for all through those long winter nights. The longest day of the year. I can't speak for your area, but Winnipeg is HOT. And sunny and altogether delightful today. I hope you can get outside and enjoy it. Don't forget to watch the sunset tonight - it'll only be earlier from here on in.

Recipe PollFeb 13, 2018

I am adding a new feature to my newsletter - a dedicated monthly recipe section. I've sent out a lot of cookie recipes (and will continue to do so, because cookies!) but I'd like to know what kind of recipes you enjoy trying.

Please leave a comment to tell me which of these options appeals, or if you'd like something else.

Commenters will be entered to win a $5 Amazon gift card. (Comments Closed)

RECIPE CHOICES

  • Appetizers
  • Baking only (cookies, cakes, desserts)
  • Easy Entrees
  • Kid-chef friendly
  • Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Change it up every month
  • add your own option

It Girl on SaleFeb 9, 2018

Rock goddess. Television star. Movie scene-stealer. Caitlin Kelly is taking Hollywood by storm as the new It Girl everybody wants.

And if you want her, you can get her book for only $0.99 until the end of February! Happy Valentine's Day to you!

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Sean Glenn fell for Caitlin the first time he saw her, almost a year ago. Now that the rising star is working on his show, he could finally have a shot with her, if it weren’t for his well-known history as a player. Sean has his work cut out for him.

Entertainer Caitlin Kelly has spent the last decade taking every job she could get. Now all her hard work is paying off. When her new role on a hit show brings fame and a potential real-life love interest, she has to make some serious choices about her priorities.

While Caitlin is torn about decisions the spotlight forces on her, especially those regarding Sean, the actor is suffering his own problems with stardom. Sean finds himself in a stalker’s sights, and the safest place for Caitlin may be far away from him. Is love strong enough to keep them together?

Find the e-book on sale for only $0.99 at Amazon.com, Kobo, and Google Play, (Check the price at arnes and Noble and iBooks before you click - they are a couple days off the others).

Introduction to Romance WritingFeb 4, 2018

I have teamed up with the Manitoba Writers Guild and am putting on an evening seminar to cover the basics of romance writing. If you are in the Winnipeg area, it will be in the ArtSpace Building (218-100 Arthur Street) on Thursday, February 15th from 6-9:30pm.

Please feel free to share with any writers you know. Tickets are available here.

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As Valentine's Day looms, minds wander to thoughts of love (and heart-shaped, chocolate-filled boxes.)

MWG can help you with the love. If you are a romance reader and have always wanted to write one, Elle Rush will start you on your way with this Introduction to Romance Writing workshop.

Topics will include:

  • What is a Romance? How does it differ from love stories, women’s fiction, and erotica? Participants will also examine the various sub-genres within romance, including Contemporary, Historical, Paranormal, and more.
  • How do I plot the story? There are four basic 'Acts' or segments of the romance story, each important to the plot. Find out what they are and how to 'flesh them out'.
  • How do I avoid romance stereotypes? Elle will discuss common and popular tropes, character development for your protagonists, and why references to Fabio should be left in the 80s.