Thursday, January 5, 2017

Grandma's Wedding Quilt Series

I have been so busy with Christmas and the New Year, and for some reason...I haven't had the chance to come and let everyone know about the wonderful new multi-author series that I'm a part of - and that is being released right away!

With the other authors of the Sweet Americana Sweethearts blog, we have put together a heartwarming series about a grandmother, and her legacy.

The Grandma's Wedding Quilts Series consists of 11 authors, writing the stories of the descendants of Grandma Mary.  As each of her grandchildren marry, she creates a one-of-a-kind quilt that will be treasured for generations to come.  We have wrote the stories about all of her grandchildren.

The first book - the Prequel - ties the series together, and sets it up for the remaining books to be released...starting on January 9, 2017.


The greatest inspiration is often born of desperation.

One year ago Hannah Quinn scored her dream job, and now the fate of the museum she loves will rise or fall on her next exhibit. But wait... there's a problem. She doesn't have a clue what her next exhibit will be! 

When a trunk with two quilts is donated to the museum, Hannah's boss thinks she's wasting her time chasing down the history of the quilts, regardless of their beauty; but Hannah persists. She knows there's something special about these quilts, and a story that demands to be told.

Little does Hannah know, her friend Callum, a researcher and consultant, plays an unexpected a role in her investigation that leads to questions and discoveries that threaten the foundation of all she holds most dear.

Will her desperation to discover the story of the quilts cause her to lose the very thing she loves the most - or will the secrets she uncover lead her to more than she ever dreamed? 

This Prequel sets the stage for the Grandma's Wedding Quilts Series, and hints at the power of love and strength sewn into each and every quilt. 

The rest of the books begin releasing on Monday, January 9th, 2017 - but are all at this time on preorder for only $0.99!  All books will be going up to their regular prices as they release.

There will be one book a day published until all remaining 11 books are available.

My book releases on Tuesday, January 10th - here is the book description:


Cora left England for a new life in America as a mail order bride - only to find the man she’s come to marry has been killed in a gunfight. She has a sister in Kansas, but how can she get there?

Jesse needs this job driving cattle to Kansas so he can marry the woman who’s given him an ultimatum - buy land and settle down, or she’ll marry someone who will.

But, his cook’s been killed in the same gunfight, leaving him without anyone to drive the chuckwagon. His right hand man, an old cowboy with a soft heart, has a solution for both Cora and Jesse - one he might not like.

Dressed as a boy, Cora heads off with a team of cowboys, led by a man who isn’t happy about her being there. Kansas is a long way away…and a lot can happen before they get there.

You will find all of the books listed on the Grandma's Wedding Quilts Author Page - CLICK HERE TO FIND ALL OF THE BOOKS IN THE SERIES

I am very excited to be a part of this groundbreaking project - and am proud of the stories we've managed to weave together.  I hope you enjoy it :) 

Friday, December 9, 2016

Book 3 - A Lawman's Reward Now Available

Well, I realize I haven't been good at keeping the blog updated, but I do always try to make sure I post when I have a new release or anything else going on :)  Things have been very busy in my world, between writing this book, another book that releases in January as part of a Top Secret Group Project...and then all of the things getting ready for Christmas around my house!

But, I'm very excited to announce that Book 3 in the Love's a Gamble Series has been released and is now available on Amazon - for the first few days at just $0.99!  (As always, it's FREE in KU).

A Lawman's Reward

Can he prove she's worthy of the love he has to give?

Lydia is ready for her fresh start as the teacher in the growing cowtown of Abilene, KS.  Her brother isn’t happy about her living in town on her own, so only agrees if his friend, the local sheriff, is willing to keep an eye on her.

Lewis Kinkaide has left a life behind, following his dreams of working as a lawman in the wildest town in the west.  He agrees to keep his eye on Lydia, knowing it’s no hardship since he’s already had his eye on her for a long time.

Can Lewis prove to her that her disability, which she believes leaves her with nothing to offer a man, is in her eyes only?  And, what will happen when secrets from his past come forward, threatening to ruin the hope and trust they've started to build?


If you don't have Kindle Unlimited, or use a Kindle for your books - keep reading....

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If you don’t have a Kindle, you can still read my books a couple of ways:

1.  Download the Kindle app for your device, which you can get here -

2.  Buy the book of mine you’d like on Amazon, then forward me your receipt of purchase to - and I will send you an EPUB file (or PDF if requested, but will contain a watermark on the file).

Along with the launch sale price of $0.99 on Book 3, you can get Book 1, "A Gambler's Heart" FREE until Tuesday, December 13 on Amazon.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

"A Drifter's Fortune" - My Group Book Project

I have a new book that was just released today, and I am so excited about this one because of the story behind it!

A few weeks ago, I asked if anyone in my Facebook Fan Group would be interested in working on a group book project of some kind.  I didn't have the details all figured out, but I thought it would be so much fun to get ideas from others, and let them have a bit of a peek into the workings of writing a book.

I never expected to get the amazing and fun ideas that they started giving me!

I have them name the characters, and give some of the storylines that I had to follow, and the final product turned out wonderful.  I can truthfully say I've never had so much fun writing a book.  Sometimes, writing can be a lonely business - and you worry that your storyline might now resonate with your readers...and a million other little niggling doubts you have as you write.

But, with this one - I posted a bit here and there as I wrote it, and they let me know what they thought about it.  They guided me to write the story they were making up as they brainstormed together.

I am so glad to have the fans I do - and I intend to do more fun projects like this with them!

I hope you enjoy reading this book, as much as I did writing it :)

A Drifter's Fortune - Love's a Gamble Book 2

She needs to escape the brutality of the life she’s living, and he needs a wife to win a fortune…

Patience has been raised by family who treat her as little more than a servant.  After years of pain and abuse, she knows it’s time to get her and her younger brother to safety before it’s too late.  She answers an ad for a wife in Kansas, knowing that whatever the future holds with a complete stranger, it could never be worse than what it is now.

An eccentric man has left his beloved Last Chance Ranch to the first man who can find a woman to marry him.  Problem is, it has to be a woman they’ve never met, and they have to get her to agree to come to the desolate ranch full of surprises, in the middle of nowhere, and stay for at least six months.  The race is on to win the fortune.

Harrison is determined to send the woman away after the term is up, paying her dearly for her time.  He’s lived in the shadow of his family name long enough, and wants to create his own mark in the world.  He doesn’t have time for anything else.

But, when Patience shows up, his plans change as he realizes there might be more to life than earning a fortune.  And, maybe the fortune he has is already worth more than he could have dreamed.  


*This is the second book in the series, but it is a standalone, so you don't need to have read the first book.  However, if you would like to get book one - "A Gambler's Heart" you can click here to get it on Amazon...

Don't Have a Kindle?

**If you don't have a Kindle, but would like to get my book - you can download the free Kindle App that you can use on any phone, tablet or computer to be able to read Kindle books.  You can download the app by clicking here...