Heart of Stone an NRCA Finalist!

 

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I’m thrilled to announce Heart of Stone (a Highland Talents prequel) is a finalist in the Novella category of the National Readers’ Choice Awards!

Winners in each category will be announced in July at RWA Nationals in NYC.

In the meantime, you can read Heart of Stone today. If you don’t have your copy yet, click here! And many, many thanks to all the readers who have supported this book! I love it. I hope you will, too.

13219746_10205955515715194_820259255_nBound home after two years away, Gavan MacNabb comes across a lass and her deerhound in a moonlit circle of standing stones. Little does he know that the garland of bluebells she weaves and the spell she sings will change the course of his life.

Marsali Murray doesn’t really believe the old wives’ tale that making a chain of bluebells by the standing stones under a waxing moon will bring true love, but she’s desperate to try anything to escape the boring, everlasting sameness of her life. Anything except marrying a man her father chooses for her. When her deerhound, Corrie, insists on following Gavan, Marsali decides that’s the excuse she needs to have the adventure she craves. She’ll go where he goes, whether he is the man promised by her spell—or not.

Gavan has already seen much of the world denied to Marsali. He’s ready to settle down. She is eager to spread her wings. Can they find what they need with each other?

 

New Year’s Resolutions You *Might* Have Kept



OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANow that we’re well into the year, how are you doing with those New Year’s Resolutions? I’ll share some I was sure I would keep…m
aybe. 

Possibly.

Okay, well, they might work for you, if not this year, then next year.

 

Easy:

  1. Don’t make any resolutions. You never keep them anyway, so why are we still talking about this?
  2. Pick one you can finish today. Put a check in the resolutions box. You did it! You kept one!
  3. Pick one you know won’t come up until December, such as finding a holiday gift for weird uncle Al. Then you’ll have 11 months to do it or forget about it, which is nearly as good.

Moderate:

  1. Give up something you like—but not too much—that’s bad for you. Love brownies? Not a good candidate. Only so-so about snickerdoodles? Perfect!401px-Red_wine_and_chocolate_pairing
  2. Give up something for a limited amount of time. I’m not sure I could give up chocolate or caramel for a week, but one day? Maybe. Five minutes? Sure.
  3. Be a better/nicer/more generous/etc., person. Depending on your personality and inclinations, this could be easy or hard or both, so I’m putting it in the middle.

Hard:

  1. Finish that book! You know the one. You’ve been rewriting the first three chapters for the last six years.Computer_keyboard
  2. Fill a 2016 Blessings jar. This one takes a bit of dedication, but the reward at the end of the year is worth it. Every time something wonderful, significant, happy, positive…you get the idea…happens, write it down on a slip of paper and put it in the jar. At the end of the year, read and recall each bright, shining moment—if you remembered to fill the jar throughout the year.
  3. Get organized! Yes, this should be in a category labeled “Impossible” but I refuse to go there, so it goes here. Every year. My best advice? Start small and work up.

I hope your year is going splendidly!

Cheers!

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The Highland Talents Series

My bestselling Highland Talents series is complete!

Follow the heart-pounding adventures—and heart-warming romances—of the Lathan Clan, their friends—and enemies—in the Highland Talents series, starting with the prequel, Heart of Stone, to the award-winning Highland Healer, Highland Seer, and more. 

 

Get the entire bestselling Highland Talents series in ebook or print. And if you love listening to a Scottish accent, Highland Healer and Highland Seer are available as audiobooks, too. 

Do you want to be the first to know what I’m doing next? Are you eager for details about my new book and new series?  Join my mailing list and you’ll find out about release dates and  read excerpts before anyone else. Plus, my newsletter subscribers get access to special contests! To join, click on the red link or on the plaid heart in the upper right corner of this page.

Read Highland Romance!

Men in kilts, lasses with attitude, and the occasional Scottish deerhound—if you haven’t read my Highland Talents series, this is a great time to start! 

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My books are available at your favorite bookseller. Enjoy!

10 Things to Do to Celebrate Valentine’s

Happy Valentine’s Day!

In case you still need a few ideas for how to enjoy today…and tonight…here are ten!

Love someone? Tell them!

 

 

 

 

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Visit a bookstore—they’re filled with love stories.

 

 

 

 

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904551_512354838801088_534734701_oGet together with friends.

 

 

 

 

Get out that coloring book and see who can stay inside the lines.

 

 

 

 

 


11043025_10152598715835044_1650639845938606199_n-150x150If your ground isn’t frozen solid, plant a tree or a flower. Spring is coming.

 

 

 

 

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Take a bubble bath together!

 

 

 

 

Wherever you are, whatever your relationship status, enjoy your day!

Don’t Miss This!

I’ll be with Sasha Summers, Pam Morsi and Teri Wilson at the La Cantera Barnes & Noble on Saturday, 13 February at 10 am.

15900 La Cantera Parkway Bldg 27
San Antonio, TX 78256
210-558-2078 

Don’t miss it! We’ll be signing books, and for those of you who want to write, we’ll give you the scoop on writing romance novels, so bring lots of questions!

For more information, click HERE.

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Please bring a copy of this flyer with you. A portion of any sales will benefit the San Antonio Romance Authors. 

 

Join the Candy Hearts Celebration!

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A Sweet Celebration!

Join me and your favorite Candy Hearts series authors for a celebration on Facebook Thursday, 11 February. We’ll  have lots of games and fun giveaways for you and your friends, so spread the word!

The Candy Hearts Romance series is brought to you by The Wild Rose Press. Fun, Flirty and made for Falling in Love on Valentine’s Day, Candy Hearts series books feature everything from sweet and saucy to steamy and naughty!

The Cohost Author Schedule (Times in PST):

3:00 – Cait Jarrod & Barbara Burke
3:30 – Misty Simon & Katie O’Sullivan
4:00 – Peggy Jaeger & Laura Strickland
4:30 – Maureen L. Bonatch & Brenda Gayle
5:00 – Anita Kidesu & Jana Richards
5:30 – Marie Tuhart & Willa Blair
6:00 – JC McKenzie & Tena Stetler
6:30 – Nancy Fraser & Stephanie Kepke
7:00 – Judy Ann Davis & Emma Kaye
7:30 – Allyson Hayes & Angela Hayes (It’s a Hayes party!)
8:00 – Sydney St. Claire & Ursula Whistler
8:30 – Debbie Druzy
9:00 – Doreen Alsen & Kayden Claremont
9:30 – Heidi Wessman Kneale
10:00 – Monique DeVere
All times are in PST

Remember to enter The Wild R0se Press Rafflecopter Giveaway before Valentine’s Day for your chance to win a Kindle Fire!

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And get my Candy Hearts book, Sweetie Pie, at your favorite bookseller Here!