Time to launch my first sweet romance, INN BY THE LAKE! I will take up my pen to sign the fresh, new paperback edition of my story set in Western Maryland Saturday, April 3, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Greyhound, an independent bookstore in Berlin, Md.
I expected to love CONCRETE ROSE the minute I started the book. After all, I was already a fan of Angie Thomas‘s earlier books. I picked up her debut book THE HATE U GIVE for a long flight and was soon transfixed. I listened nearly nonstop until I got to the last words. Narrator Bahni…
I have now held my new modern love story in my hands. The paperback edition went in to production last Monday and I quickly ordered mine. But I wasn’t as quick as my daughter who already has received hers. She rushed over to my house with a copy for me to see. And to sign.…
The paperback edition was issued March 14. Chef Henri would have baked pie to celebrate! You can order the book directly from the publisher, Champagne Book Group, or from Amazon. Or from your favorite bookseller—ask for it by name.
Give me horses any day. Ranches and towns in the middle of the great western landscape. A beautiful, strong woman. And a sexy, gorgeous outsider to fall in love with.
Then have Beverly Jenkins write it.
Pooh’s Honey Lemon Cookies, anyone? Or Sugar Plums for the famous ballet’s Nutcracker? A feast for Christmas with the March family of Little Women. Dracula and Edgar Allan Poe’s scary stories figure in Halloween recipes, of course.
One of my critique partners said she nearly spit out her tea when she read a Star Wars quote in an early draft of INN BY THE LAKE. That’s when I knew I’d hit on something I wanted to keep. You’ll find the quote as well as references to some of my favorite movies, from…
The sentence struck me so strongly I had to stop the audio book where I heard it and repeat it. Then I had to go back the next day and hear it again. The language is so beautiful. I instantly conjured up a quiet little girl curled up in a chair, reading.
This little holiday gem, GLORIA by Jessica Lynch, came to me via romance writers’ fundraiser for the Georgia elections, Romancing the Runoff.
I’ll admit I chose the book for its cover. Pretty, isn’t it? Besides, it was just what I wanted for lazy winter reading, a sweet romance set at the holidays.