Every night when all my so called ‘real’ work is done and all my client’s files are saved, I load up whatever story I’m working on and get lost in another world. For most of 2016 that world has been Mustang Prairie. Shellie and Alex have had their stories and very soon Sadie’s will be ready for public consumption. It’s such a solitary process for the most part and by the time other people get involved, the book is done and you just have to bite your nails and drink martinis while you hope for the best.
What’s my point? Well that’s simple, it’s nice to know that readers and bloggers are consuming my words, loving them and getting lost in them. As a new author it can be hard to gauge how well you’re doing other than sales and reviews, which are awesome metrics, by the way. But when a blogger you love and respect says “hey you’re an awesome writer” very little feels better than that. Continue reading Romance Author of the Year ~ 2015
As most of you already know, I am deep in the land of Mustang Prairie–again–working on book 3, Feels Like Love. What you may not know is that the cover, both digital & paperback, is now complete and I am ready to share it with you.
Continue reading Feels Like Love ~ Cover Reveal!
Be sure to join me, along with several other authors, at the Author Classifieds BE THANKFUL BOOK BASH! I’ll be there TODAY with a cocktail in one hand and several copies of my books to give to a few lucky readers! Continue reading Be Thankful Book Bash!!!
Mustang Prairie book 1, Conflict of Interest is ON SALE this holiday weekend!
Hand your grill tongs over, grab an ice cold cocktail and curl up under a tree (or AC) and find out how Shellie & Noel found love.
Blurb: Shellie Winthrop is happy with her life in Mustang Prairie. She has her best friend Alex, her consulting business that helps the town businesses prosper, Merlot Mondays (and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and…you get it) plus a town full of people she’s known and loved most of her life. When super sexy Noel Hampton moves to town he shows her how much happier she could be. Continue reading Conflict of Interest –> ON SALE
The ladies at Writers Can’t Shine Without Readers did an author spotlight on yours truly–thanks so much! But what’s really cool is the audio excerpt, at least I thought so. If you haven’t had time to check it out yet, go HERE and listen!
If you haven’t jumped on the Mustang Prairie bandwagon yet, let me tell you that the lovely ladies in this town are loyal, loving, kind and caring. They are looking for love–sometimes in all the wrong places, as the song says–and this time around they won’t settle for less!
Shellie, the leading lady in book one, Conflict of Interest loves to cook, loves wine and adores daisies. She’s fiercely loyal and protective of her town and her fellow citizens. When Noel Hampton brings KitchenMart to town, he’ll have to go toe-to-toe with this spunky firebrand if he wants success. Find out what kind of sparks fly when these two come together!
Conflict Of Interest
Alex the lead in A Little Bit In Love, is Shellie’s best friend and frankly, she’s sick of the dating scene and she’s calling a time out on men. She has plenty to worry about with her gym/spa/salon World of Wonder, her friends and the small town she loves. But a holiday fling touches Alex more than she expected and Baxter isn’t willing to give her up. Can their affair last in the real world or is their short but sweet romance all that was meant to be?
A Little Bit In Love
Good news, great news actually! The wonderful folks at Sinfully Sweet Productions have helped me launch my first Blog Tour with them! The A Little Bit In Love Blog Tour runs from April 8th to 22nd if you want to swing on by!
A Little Bit In Love is the 2nd book in the Mustang Prairie series but it is a standalone novel. If you read Conflict of Interest then you’ve already gotten to know the fun and fiesty Alex as Shellie’s best friend. If you haven’t read it yet, go here and pick it up today! Continue reading A Little Bit In Love BLOG TOUR – April 8-22
The End. The two most soothing, relaxing and beautiful sounding words for any writer!
Well book 2 in the Mustang Prairie series, A Little Bit In Love is available for pre-order now. On April 7th your copy will be sent to your Kindle or other device!
Here’s a brief description:
After losing her birth parents and her adopted parents Alexis Mabry is used to being alone. So after a year of horrible dates with everyone from sugar baby wannabes to cross dressers, she decides to stop dating altogether and focus on what matters most: her business and her friends in Mustang Prairie.
When she meets a handsome stranger on a trip to California she starts to wonder if its time to get back in the game.
Baxter Thompsen spent the last decade building his empire to the exclusion of everything but sex. Now tired of the socialites and starlets, he wants someone real. When he does she only wants a vacation fling and it’s up to Baxter to show her that lust is great, but love is the real prize.
Is it lust or are Baxter and Alex more than a little bit in love?
I am close to completion on Alexis’ story, A Little Bit In Love. The good news is that my cover is done!
Alex and Baxter have been a fun couple to write about and even though I can’t say much, I will say that Alex is as sassy as she was in Conflict of Interest if not sassier. Parts of this story will take place in California where Noel and Shellie spend much of their time. I chose to place some of the story in California because it was my home for quite a few years and living overseas now I do miss the clear blue skies (minus the smog) and quick access to the beach.
Some of your favorite characters will return–I’m talking about you Amelia–with more information and you’ll meet a few new folks like the Alex’s elderly neighbors who I have to say are a hoot. I’m aiming for release around December 26th or so so keep coming back for more.
Conflict of Interest will be released on September 17, 2014 on Amazon.com. Pre-order your copy today!
About this book:
She wasn’t looking for love…
Shellie Winthrop is done with men, especially the too good looking, too smooth for their own good variety. She just wants to help her fellow Mustang Prairie citizens make their businesses successful. She certainly doesn’t want him, does she?
He wasn’t looking for her…
The last place Noel Hampton wants to be is Mustang Prairie. There’s no Starbucks, no Armani and no skyscrapers for hundreds of miles. What he wants is to climb the ladder of success and get back to the city. What he doesn’t want is a feisty whiskey-eyed imp fighting him at every turn.
Sometimes what we fight the hardest is what we love the most…
Her goals could cost him his career; his goals could cost her the town she loves. Will Shellie and Noel learn that sometimes not getting what you want is just what you need?