Welcome friends and readers to my web page!

Welcome friends and readers to my web page!

I write sweet and inspirational romances and romantic suspense novels for Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense, Simon and Schuster, Howard Books, and Tule Publishing Group. I love to interact with readers daily on Facebook and Goodreads.
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May 24, 2016

New Puppy, New Phase of Life

Sometimes I think I'm my own worst enemy yet I'm so happy I can barely contain my joy though I'm sleep deprived. This past Saturday we brought home a 7 week old puppy.  We've done this twice before, once fourteen years ago and then again ten years ago. One would think I'd have remembered the work, the energy necessary and the lack of sleep that comes with a puppy. I think it's a bit like childbirth, you forget the pain as soon as you hold the baby in your arms.
I'd like to introduce you to our girl, a red merle Australian Shepherd. She's so smart, sweet and playful. We've seen glimpses of a stubborn streak. I have a trainer coming to the house this week to beginning puppy lessons. My goal is for her to get her Good Citizen K-9 certificate and then maybe work toward Tracking competitions or SAR training. We'll have to wait to see until she's older.
Picking up our girl from the breeder, High Desert Aussies

comfy in her bed

She already understands the command for SIT

May 16, 2016

Your Favorite books early

Did you know you could get the Love Inspired books delivered directly to your door?  Why wait for your books? If you sign up for the Direct to Customer program, the books will arrive before they are shipped to bookstores. How cool is that? And when you join, you get 2 free books.

Here's a link that will take you to the sign up page.

Apr 20, 2016

This Heart of Mine by Brenda Novak

I just finished This Heart of Mine by Brenda Novak. I so enjoyed this book on so many levels. The heroine is an ex-con and I thought how is the author going to redeem this woman but I liked Phoenix from the get go and had tears in my eyes by page three.  The story is gritty and steamy and tender.  Funny and sad, as well. I liked the small town of Whiskey Creek and the other characters that rounded out the cast. I rooted for Phoenix at every turn of the page and was so satisfied when she finally claimed her happily ever after. 
I highly recommend this book.   

And as you can see This Heart of Mine has garnered accolades:

Named one of the best romances of the year by Library Journal, Booklist & Amazon
Named RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award Best Contemporary Romance of 2015
Los Angeles Times Books Festival names THIS HEART OF MINE Best Romance of 2015 
4.5 Stars TOP PICK from RT Book Reviews

First love. Second chance?
As the daughter of a hoarder, Phoenix Fuller had a tough childhood. So when the handsome, popular Riley Stinson became her boyfriend in high school, she finally felt as though she had something to be proud of. Phoenix was desperate not to lose him—especially once she found out she was pregnant. Yes, she might have acted a bit obsessive when he broke up with her. But she did not run down the girl he started dating next.
Unfortunately, there was no way to prove her innocence. Now, after serving her time in prison, Phoenix has been released. All she wants to do is return to Whiskey Creek and get to know her son. But Jacob’s father isn’t exactly welcoming.
Riley doesn’t trust Phoenix, doesn’t want her in Jacob’s life. He is, however, ready to find someone to love. And he wants a good mother for his son. He has no idea that he’s about to find both!