Some bittersweet news: My parents are moving back from Michigan to Illinois. The good part is that they will be closer to me. The bitter part is that my siblings and I will all miss Michigan and the lake where my grandparents and then parents used to live and where we grew up vacationing in the summer. Through the years, my family has BUILT two houses there, and it is also the inspiration for my Bad Boys of Sweetwater: Tarnished Saints Series.
This series was inspired by people, places, and events in my life, focussed around the lake and small town in Michigan. If you read Book 1, Doubting Thomas, the bed and breakfast is my parents’ house. (My parents were my inspiration for creating the old couple who own it, but don’t tell them!) Levi’s house, right across the channel of water from his brother, was really my grandparents’ house. And Thunder Lake (fictional name in the book) is featured in all the stories as well. I’ll be talking more about my inspiration for the 12 Taylor brothers and their surroundings this weekend, so watch for my live video on facebook!
In the meantime, to celebrate this special place and time in my life, I’ve decided to offer Books 1-5 of my Bad Boys of Sweetwater: Tarnished Saints Series on kindle countdown (US & UK) for only 99 cents through the 14th. This set is normally $9.99, so don’t miss this deal. Find out all about the Taylor brothers, Thomas, Levi, Judas, Zeb and Simon for only 99c. I guarantee you will want to read about the rest of the brothers, James, Pete, Philip, John, Andrew, Nate and Thad as well. Sons of a preacher but far from saints, these men are nothing but trouble. (KU reads entire series free.)
Don’t forget to also pick up the FREE prequel to the series, Tarnished Saints’ Christmas, to learn about the men as boys and what paved the road to their stories. (Audiobook only $5.95 afterwards.)
And don’t forget this is the last day (the 8th) to get Forgotten Secrets: Book 4, Secrets of the Heart Seriesfor only 99c! This is one of my FAVORITE books, and also a RONE Award nominee from InD’tale magazine this year. If you’d like to vote for it to help the book make it to the finals, you can do so thru the 10th at InD’tale magazine by clicking HERE. I appreciate each and every vote. My dream is to actually WIN this award this year.
Stay safe and healthy and I’ll be getting back to the writing hammock and my secret garden soon.
The Chicagoland area has been having crazy weather lately. One day I’m laying in the sun in my hammock, and the next day we had about six inches of snow. Then two days later it is sunny again. All I can say is Goodbye Winter! And to celebrate the arrival of spring I have a few great deals for you. First off, in my Send Off to Winter Sale, I am featuring a few of my winter books on kindle countdown (US & UK) for only 99c for the next 7 days. (KU reads free). Be sure to pick up your copy of Heart of Ice (Snow Queen) from my Tangled Tales Series, Silent Knight: Alexanderfrom my Second in Command Series, or my contemporary island/Christmas romance, Hired Heart that features some of my Bad Boys of Sweetwater.
Afterwards, you can get the audiobook of Heart of Ice for only $7.49 or Silent Knight for only $5.99.
This weekend starts the Iditarod – the annual trail sled dog racing competition in Alaska that lasts up to a week or more. With that and also the Call of the Wild movie being released, I thought I’d jump into the ring and offer my sled dog racing book, Loving Johnfor FREE from March 7th – 11th.
John Taylor’s dream is to run the Iditarod with his team of sled dogs. But when an accident occurs and he injures his leg, he is forced to return to his hometown of Sweetwater instead. There he meets the beautiful divorced doctor, Addey and her troublesome son who need him in their lives as much as John needs his dogs. But can a man with the call of the wild in his heart put down roots when all he wants to do is run?
I’m excited to tell you that May Queen: May Day – Book 3 of my Holiday Knights Series is now available as an audiobook. My UK narrator, Kevin E. Green does a fantastic job bringing the characters to life. This book centers around the ancient traditions of May Day, and you’ll learn how it all got started. In my Holiday Knights series, each book features the origins of a holiday, most of them starting back in medieval times or even earlier. Watch for more Holiday Knights coming soon. You can purchase the audiobook of May Queen or listen to a sample HERE. I am also giving away a copy of the audiobook along with a $10 amazon gift card. At the end of this post (on my website) you can enter through the rafflecopter.
If you’re new to my books, or if you just like a deal, I put together a series starter collection of first books of some of my series. It’s called Medieval Knights and Warriors and has a collection of six full-length books in a boxed set for the low price of $5.99. This is Volume 2 of my series starter collection. If you like boxed sets, be sure to pick up Crowns, Swords and Shields – Vol 1 as well. Kindle Unlimited members can read both for free.
The Gift: This book is about Christmas with the bastard triplets and is included in Behind the Chain Mail – a look behind the scenes of writing the Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series.
Silent Knight: Alexander lives his life as a mercenary, born lame. But on his father’s deathbed, he’s told that he is really the son of a noble.
Winter’s Flame: Lady Winter is skilled at the forge, mistaken as the blacksmith’s daughter by Sir Martin de Grey. He wants the sword he’s commissioned made of Damascus steel, and she is the only one who can construct it. 99c through Dec. 24th.
If you feel like a contemporary short story, be sure to pick up My Christmas Soldier. Or Hired Heart will take you to a tropical island for Christmas where you can soak up a little sun while your fantasies come true!
And if paranormal is your thing, you don’t want to miss Heart of Ice: Snow Queen, a retelling of the fairy tale, for 99c but only through Dec. 24th!
Like boxed sets? My Holiday Romance collection includes several of the books I’ve mentioned, as well as Loving John – Book 9 of my Bad Boys of Sweetwater Series. Experience winter on a dog sled with John! $1.99 or KU reads free, but only through the holidays, so get it before it’s gone.
And don’t forget, most of these books are also available in audio. So treat yourself this Christmas!
As Christmas gets closer, I’m sure we all have more and more to do. I finally finished putting up the decorations and now I’m preparing for the release of Highland Spirit – Book 2 of The Highland Chronicles Series that is releasing on Dec. 29th.
Ethan MacKeefe has been jilted at the altar by Alana Chisholm. Now, years later when he follows his dog into a supposedly haunted castle, he sees Alana in the tower window. Can a ghost from his past be a second chance at love?
Read an excerpt, getting a sneak peek of the book HERE. And watch before the end of the month for a sneak peek at the cover of Highland Spy – Book 3. This will be Caleb MacKeefe’s story. And you’ll see more of that little pine marten that travels with him that his friends refer to as a weasel.
I’ve put together a special boxed set for you, only available for a short time through the holidays. Holiday Romance is a collection of 6 of my Christmas or winter-based books. Three are historical and three are contemporary, so there is a little something for everyone. Pick up the Holiday Romance Boxed Set now for only $1.99. If you belong to Kindle Unlimited, you can read the entire thing for free.
And don’t forget that you can start reading the Bad Boys of Sweetwater: Tarnished Saints Series for FREE in Tarnished Saints’ Christmas. (Also available in print and audiobook forms.)
How would you like to win a $500 gift card? Here’s your big chance. The Kindle Book Review is giving one away. Click on the graphic to enter the contest that ends on Dec. 23rd.
I’m excited to tell you that the preorder is now available forHighland Spirit, Book 2 of The Highland Chronicles Series. Order it now and it’ll be delivered directly to your e-reader on Dec. 29th so you can enjoy this book over the holidays. If you haven’t picked up your copy of Highland Storm, Book 1, be sure to read that too. Watch for the rest of the series to release after the new year.
I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but since we have snow, ice and cold Christmas-like weather right now in the Chicago area, I have a few FREE Christmas books you can add to your to-be-read pile for over the holidays. Destiny’s Kiss– the prequel to my Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series is FREE through Nov. 15th. (KU reads the entire series free.) Treat yourself afterwards by picking up the audiobook at the discounted price of only $1.99!
I love my Bad Boys of Sweetwater since the series was inspired by my time growing up visiting my grandparents on the lake. Since I know you will love these 12 Taylor brothers as well, I am giving you a chance to start the series for virtually nothing. The first 6 books of this 12 book series are either free or 99c for now. But don’t wait because the prices will be changing soon. See the whole series HERE. Since Judas is one of my favorite brothers, I have his story free for you thru the 15th. (Kindle Unlimited members read entire series free!)
This is something that made me laugh. How true! Men beware!
Do you like contests and want a chance to win a lot of exciting prizes? Click on the photo below to find out how to enter.
Greetings everyone from my Secret Garden! As you might already know, I have a writing hammock that is my outdoor office during the summer. Here is a peek at the entrance to my garden as well as the hammock where I write my books. When it gets too sunny, I use the the table under the pergola. I love summer!
While I’m hard at work trying to finish my latest Scottish Medieval romance, Highland Storm – Book 1 of my Highland Chronicles Series that is now on preorder, I wanted to give you some choices for a little summer reading while you’re waiting for my new release.
Do you like murder mysteries, county fairs, small town sheriffs, Vegas or sail boat racing? You’ll find all of these things and more in my small town romance boxed set of the Bad Boys of Sweetwater: Tarnished Saints Series. This set includes the first five books, featuring Thomas, Levi (my favorite), Judas, Zeb and Simon Taylor of the twelve Taylor brothers.
If you missed my previous deals of these books, here is your opportunity to start reading the twelve book series for under a dollar! If you are a Kindle Unlimited member, you can read the ENTIRE series for free!
The special sale of this set that normally runs for $9.99 is only 99 cents for US and UK readers from July 21 – 27, so hurry and pick up your copy today. I am sure you will fall in love with the troublesome Taylor Twelve.
One-click the Bad Boys of Sweetwater Boxed Set for just $0.99 today!
(Act quick, this deal ends at midnight on July 27th!)
This summer, sit back and let some of your favorite USA Today and Bestselling historical romance authors take you away to a time of adventure and passion. Take it on vacation or just escape at home.
This set includes –
The Wallflower’s Wicked Wager by COLLETTE CAMERON Highland Knight of Dreams by AMY JARECKI Christmas in Camelot by BRENDA JERNIGAN A Legendary Love by CATHERINE KEAN A Knight’s Protection by LAUREL O’DONNELL Forbidden: Claude by ELIZABETH ROSE The Duke She Wished For by ELLIE ST. CLAIR
Get ALL these stories for just $0.99 (KU reads for FREE) in Super Summer Set of Historical Shorts
Happy 4th of July to those of you who celebrate the holiday. I’ll hopefully be out on the lake watching the fireworks from the boat if the weather holds up. I’ve decided that this is my official start to summer. No more remodeling projects around the house. From now through fall, I am going to be relaxing, enjoying myself and believe it or not, finally starting a new series! I’ll tell you more about it in my next newsletter, but here is a hint: It’s Scottish, Medieval, and has something to do with those lovable but crazy guys in my Madmen MacKeefe series.
For now, I have a free book and a special deal to hold you over and give you a little more to read this summer. Hired Heart is FREE from July 4th to the 8th. This book takes place on a tropical island, but don’t let that fool you. It takes place at Christmastime, so we have a little Christmas in July going on here.
Remember the show Fantasy Island? This is a little like that where fantasies come true in a paradise-like setting. Samantha Forester has a crush on her Scrooge of a boss, Max Sutherland. So when he asks her to book a trip to Aragon Island where he can inspect the work of his construction crew, she takes the advantage of booking fantasies for the two of them without him knowing what he is walking into! (Some of my Bad Boys of Sweetwater make guest appearances in this fun story, so you don’t want to miss it.) Pick up a tropical drink and get ready for fun in the sun.
Get Hired Heart for FREE from July 4th – 8th. Kindle Unlimited members read free as well.
Medieval lovers, I decided to offer you one of my all-time favorite books on kindle countdown. Forgotten Secrets, Book 4 of my Secrets of the Heart Series is only 99 cents from July 4th through the 10th! Lady Morag is daughter of one of the Legendary Bastards of the Crown. She is known to be a gossip, and can’t keep a secret for the life of her. But when she starts having feelings for Lord Bedivere and finds out he is an assassin, her power to remain silent is put to the test.
Get your copy today for only 99 cents. The books in the series can be read in any order. Be sure to pick up a copy of the audiobook afterward for a discount! (KU reads series free)
Now, for a fun and easy treat to make for the holiday. When I wrote Lady of the Mist, one of the dishes being served was a Scottish Crowdie. This berry trifle is a modernized adaptation of the dish and a heck of a lot easier to make. Just click the link to get the recipe for Echo’s Berry Trifle.
Well, I’m off to watch fireworks and hopefully catch a little sun. Until next time,