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It’s Big Happy Release Day here!

SEA GLASS SUNRISE , the first book in my Brides of Blueberry Cove miniseries is finally on the shelves.  Here’s a peek at the cover and book blurb:


In seaside Blueberry Cove, Maine, friends are just another word for family, and big-city politics take a backseat to local pride. But the real treasure on these shores is always love…


When D.C. lawyer Hannah McRae heads home for her brother’s wedding, she’s dragging a lot of baggage along with her—and she doesn’t mean suitcases. Betrayed personally, and humiliated professionally, the last thing she wants is a new man. That’s fine with square-jawed, rugged contractor Calder Blue. He and Hannah may be wildly attracted to each other, but all he wants is to complete the town’s hotly contested new yacht club and keep his firm afloat. Yet thanks to old resentments and new feuds, day after day, the pair wind up tangled in each other’s business—and maybe soon in each other’s arms.


Every bride needs something “blue”…

I hope you’ll give it a try!  Here’s some handy links to get you started.  (I know, I’m so helpful like that!)


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Happy reading!

Contest!! SEA GLASS SUNRISE up for grabs on Goodreads!

Less than a week to go until Big Release Day on May 26th for my new Brides of Blueberry Cove miniseries…and the excitement is building!


Goodreads has FIVE copies of SEA GLASS SUNRISE up for grabs!

Hurry, the contest closes on May 26th!  To enter, click HERE. 

Win a SEA GLASS SUNRISE inspired Bridal Basket!

The kick off for my Brides of Blueberry Cove miniseries, SEA GLASS SUNRISE, hits the shelves on May 26th!

To help celebrate, my fabulous publisher, Kensington, is having a bridal party!


Enter to win a SEA GLASS SUNRISE inspired basket full of wedding goodies HERE.

Good luck!

Preorder SEA GLASS SUNRISE at your favorite online bookstore!


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Blueberry Cove Brides Review Team Call!

Review Team Call!!


Have you read and enjoyed my Bachelors of Blueberry Cove miniseries?


Or  my Cupcake Club miniseries?


If so, I would love to send you an advance copy of my May 26th release, SEA GLASS SUNRISE–the launch of my new miniseries, The Brides of Blueberry Cove!–in return for posting an honest review.

Email me at and be part of my Blueberry Cove Brides review team! Whee!!

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!