Friday, July 31, 2009

Two more books sold to Steeple Hill

Hi all, just wanted to let you know that I got the call from my agent today informing me that Steeple Hill is purchasing the two books I proposed a couple of weeks ago. I'm really excited about this as I'm continuing to use characters from the latest series that's been releasing.

Just to refresh your memory, A Silent Terror released in March, 2009.

A Silent Fury releases September 2009:

And A Silent Pursuit will release November 2009.

I'm giving away the first two. Leave me a comment and I'll send you a copy of A Silent Terror and A Silent Fury.

Also, do you have any writing questions you'd like answered? Leave those and I'll answer as well as I can.


Friday, July 24, 2009

Maggie Contest Finalist!

I got a phone call yesterday! Okay, usually I just ignore numbers I don't recognize, but for some reason I answered this one. The 770 area code threw me because normally the 888 or 8-- numbers that are telemarketer stuff...and yes, I listed my number with and still get those stupid phone calls. Anyhow, I answered this one. Thank goodness!

It was a very nice lady calling to tell me I'd finalled in the Maggie Contest! Whoo hoo! My first contest to final in. I'm so excited. So, Snoopy dance with me and then check back on October 4th to see if I win the whole thing or not.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Review of Too Close to Home

I had a great review of my upcoming Revell book. I'm so excited that this LONG process finally has an end in sight. True, April 2010 seems like it will take forever to get here, but time is moving so fast that I'm sure I'll blink and it'll be here. I'll be giving away quite a few copies so I hope you'll check back for contests. I'll also announce contests in my newsletter. Go to my website to sign up at

Click on the link above to see it.

Happy reading to all!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

ACFW New Releases

1. A Promise Kept, Heartsong Presents Historical Ohio Book 1 , by Cara C. Putman from Heartsong Present. Newleyweds Josie & Art must choose whether to honor the promises they've made when their relationship experiences the fire of pain.

2. Blackmail, sixth and final book in the Bayou Series, by Robin Carroll from Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense. The sixth and final book in Robin Carroll's romantic suspense bayou series.

3. Cranberry Hearts, by Lena Nelson Dooley, Beth Goddard and Lisa Harris from Barbour Publishing. What will happen when three Massachusetts women find their journeys home lead them down dangerous paths?

4. Deadly Intent, by Camy Tang from Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense. Massage therapist Naomi Grant must prove her innocence when her client is murdered in her family's Sonoma day spa.

5. Gripped By Fear, The Chicago Warriors Series, by John M. Wills from TotalRecall. Two Chicago Detectives struggle to capture a serial rapist.

6. Hometown Courtship, by Diann Hunt from Steeple Hill Love Inspired. A carpenter and a hair stylist work to build a house together--but are they building much more?

7. Lonestar Secrets, Lonestar Series Book 2, by Colleen Coble from Thomas Nelson. A young veterinarian returns to her childhood home and finds the man who humiliated her may be in custody of a daughter she thought had died.

8. Love's Rescue, The Sierra Chronicles Book One, by Tammy Barley from Whitaker House. A headstrong Southern woman falls for her kidnapper, a Western cattleman she blames for the loss of her family.

9. Maggie Rose, Second in The Daughters of Jacob Kane series , by Sharlene MacLaren from Whitaker House. Mission-minded Maggie Rose takes a job at an orphanage in New York City, never expecting to fall in love with a hardnosed newspaper reporter.

10. Menu for Romance, Brides of Bonneterre Series Book #2, by Kaye Dacus from Barbour Publishing. The Chef and the Party Planner Each Seek the Kind of Love that Requires No Reservations.

11. Montana Rose, by Mary Connealy from Barbour Publishing. Love Comes Softy, with mayhem, comedy and gunfire.

12. Ransome's Honor, Book 1 The Ransome Trilogy, by Kaye Dacus from Harvest House PUblishers. Once Youthful Sweethearts—Can Their Love Be Renewed?

13. Rose of the Adriatic, Sequel to Jewel of the Adriatic , by K.M. Daughters from The Wild Rose Press. Messages of hope and peace for the world from Our Lady of Medjugorje woven into a prayerful, fictional love story.

14. Second Chance Family, Fostered by Love Series Book 4, by Margaret Daley from Steeple Hill Love Inspired. Whitney and Shane, two wounded people, come together to try and help each other heal from their past through the appeal of a little boy who is autistic.

15. The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn, by Liz Johnson from Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense. Kenzie Thorn is surprised when she's kidnapped from the prison where she teaches a GED course, and even more shocking is that someone wants her dead.

16. The Last Resort, The Wanderlust Mysteries Book 2, by April Star from Five Star Gale I Cengage Learning. One woman's murder and a bottle washed ashore on the St. Anastasia beach open a Pandora's box and unleash secrets pursued by an entire camping resort . . . and the truth proves as elusive as the killer in their midst.

17. The Sacred Cipher, by Terry Brennan from Kregel Publications. An ancient, secret scroll could trigger nuclear war or world peace, four Americans are caught in the crossfire, and opposing radicals will stop at nothing to silence The Sacred Cipher.