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Latest NCIS recap! Win advance copy of SEA GLASS SUNRISE!

My ?#?NCIS? recap is live over at USA Today


Including a chance to win an advance copy of my May 26th release, SEA GLASS SUNRISE, and a matching canvas tote to go with!


Don’t miss out!

Entry details at the end of the recap HERE! 

Kensington’s Ultimate Hero Contest! Vote NOW!

My publisher, Kensington Books , has launched their Ultimate Hero contest in March Madness style!

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My hero, Baxter Dunne (from SUGAR RUSH) has his round RIGHT NOW and it’s only open for 24 hours, so help an author out and go vote for Chef Hotcakes pretty please! :)  You can vote as often as you wish.  Hint, hint…. :) 

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AND!  SUGAR RUSH Is ON SALE for $2.99 at the Kensington site!

Here’s the link to Kensington’s Ultimate Hero Page for more info! 

You can also follow (and vote!) on their Tumblr site.

I thank you and Baxter thanks you!  Want to know more about my Cupcake Club books?  Start here. 

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Blueberry Cove ebook SALE!

Happy New Year everyone! 

Here’s a fun way to kick off the new year.  Books 1 & 2 of my Bachelors of Blueberry Cove series are ON SALE at all your favorite ebooksellers through January 31st!

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Pelican Point is 2.99 and Half Moon Harbor is only 1.99!!

WOO HOO! That’s two for less than the price of one.  I love it when that happens. :)

Also did you know you don’t need an ebook reader?  You can download the FREE Kindle, Nook, or Kobo app to your phone, iPad, tablet, or computer and download books from any of those retailers right into your preferred device.  (I have them on all three!)

Go forth and download your own little slice of Blueberry Cove!


Happy reading and Happy New Year!

Your Ultimate Hero has been chosen!

We have WINNERS!! Well, with Facebook, Twitter, and Blog posters all chiming in, it was a tight race!   Morgan Westlake from BABYCAKES, Brodie Monaghan from HALF MOON HARBOR, and Ford Maddox from SANDPIPER ISLAND giving the eventual winner a good run for his money! But the blog nominations put our winner over the edge. My entry into Kensington’s Ultimate Hero Wars (coming early 2015) will be….  Sugar Rush Baxter Dunne from SUGAR RUSH! That means three of you who voted for Baxter will get the book of your choice from my website bookshelf. Come on down: Agatha P. Townsend, Ashley Matthews, and Suzanne Thatcher! To claim your prize: Drop me an email to with the title of the book you’d like (one that has already been published!) and it will be on its way to you. To browse my website bookshelf, go here:  Congratulations! Thanks to everyone for helping me choose!  

Nominate a Hero Contest! Free books up for grabs!

 (Edited to add: winners announced!  Go here to find out who is the Ultimate Hero!)

Oooh! Fun new Nominate A Hero Contest!

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So, here’s the down low.  In a few months my fabulous publisher, Kensington,  is going to run a fun Ultimate Hero contest as part of a special and they’re asking their authors to each nominate one of their hero’s to be in the running.

I thought it would be more fun to throw the question out to you — and give away a few books while I’m at it!  Definitely more fun, right?

So, here’s the deal: comment below and nominate one of my hero’s along with the title of the book he is in (no Bantam or HQ heroes – Kensington only!)  That’s it!  (I’m running this on my Facebook Fan Page, too!)

I’ll add up all the entries and announce the winning hero at Noon tomorrow (Wed 12/17)


From the pool of those who nominated the winning hero, I’ll draw THREE names and those readers get the book of their choice from my website bookshelf.  Cool?  Let’s do it!

Photo above is just to get you in the hero kind of mood…I know he gets me in the mood… :)


Facebook Stocking Stuffer Giveaway!


Look what the post man dropped off on my doorstep this morning! Author copies of Books 1 & 2 of my Blueberry Cove series. Want one? Good! Cuz I’m giving a stack of ‘em away today.

Head on over to my Facebook Fan Page and leave a comment on the contest post (it has the same picture as above, you can’t miss it!) telling me which one you want.  At 8PM ET this evening (Wed, Dec 10) I will draw EIGHT names from the stack and give four of each book away.  Winners announced on my FB page – don’t forget to check back!

Happy early stocking stuffers!!  Open to readers everywhere.   Aaaaaand, GO!

We have Cyber Monday Giveaway Winners!

Thanks to everyone for rocking this Cyber Monday Giveaway and for all your enthusiasm for my books!

We have WINNERS! 


BN10o you win a copy of Black Sheep & The Princess!


Jenn Brown, you win a copy of Sandpiper Island!


And Sneha, you win a copy of Pelican Point! 

Woo hoo!

To claim your prize, drop me an email to with an address and your book will be on its way to you!

Thanks again everyone!

Cyber Monday Giveaway!

Let’s kick off December with a bang, shall we?


Books make great gifts and stocking stuffers, so I’d thought I’d help out with the gift giving this season.  You never know, this could be the easiest Christmas shopping you’ll do!

Up for grabs?  Any book from my online bookshelf.  Yep, all 70+ titles!  I know!

To enter: leave a comment with the title you’d like to win and you’re in!  International readers welcome as always.

I’ll pick THREE winners from the pile and announce them here at 8PM ET (Monday, Dec 1.)

Check out my bookshelf here.  That photo above?  That is my actual shelf at home…and yes, my name is on the spine of every last one of those…I think I should take a nap. :)

(Psssst! For all you Facebook Fan Page followers, there’s a second chance to enter there!  And if you’re not a follower, now’s a good time to start!)

Happy bookshelf browsing!

Ready?  GO! 

We have Black Sheep Friday Giveaway Winners!

Thanks to everyone for your enthusiastic response to today’s Black Friday Giveaway!  We have winners!


For the print version of The Black Sheep and the Princess: come on down Lois M and  Linda Henderson

For the audiobook: Angie Thompson and Cheryl H


For the print version of The Black Sheep and the Hidden Beauty: come on down Marianne W and Robyn Corcoran

For the audiobook: DonnaToys and Shari


For the print version of The Black Sheep and the English: come on down Barb C and Sue G!!

For the audiobook: Liz Digman and Robin Driscoll!

To claim your prizes, email me at  For print books, send me your mailing address.  For the audiobooks, I’ll send you info on how to download your copy from

Thank you thank you to everyone again for making this such a fun day!  I hope you all enjoy the books!




BIG Black Friday Giveaway! It’s Black Sheep Friday!

WINNERS ANNOUNCED!  See post here:  Thanks to all for entering!!


#BlackFriday #Giveaway #BlackSheepFriday! Hello everyone!  I’m having my own version of Black Friday today! Yep, it’s Black Sheep Friday! IMG_4656  bshiddenbeauty_300  51iUdAc1ybL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_ My Unholy Trinity guys are up for grabs. I’m giving away TWO copies of each of the three books AND TWO copies of each of the three audiobooks.  You might recall the audio versions are arrated by the supremely hot Sebastian York. I will forever hear my unholy heroes in that voice. My, oh my my my…. I’m sorry, where was I? Oh, right!  Want in? It’s simple! Just leave a comment on which one you want, and in which format (print or audiobook!)  I’ll announce all TWELVE winners in a new blog post right here at 8PM ET tonight (Friday, Nov 28). International readers, you’re invited, too!  (And psssst!  If you follow me on Facebook, I’m doing the same giveaway there – yes, twelve additional winners!  You can enter in both places!) For more on the series, go here. Want a sample of Sebastian’s might fine voice?  Click here Ready to enter?  GO!!