InD’Scribe 2016 – A Success!

I had the pleasure of attending another successful InD’Scribe Author and Reader Conference! 

While it is good to be home, I find that I am missing my friends. Not just my author friends, but the fabulous women (and men) who help make InD’Scribe such a success. I have to tip my hat to TJ Mackay and her team. The confimg_6175erence was flawless. If there were any issues, I didn’t see them. 

The conference was made even more special by the fact that I was able to bring my youngest daughter and my cousin with me! It was the adventure and trip of a lifetime!


We really have to come up with a better name! This isn’t ‘networking’ in the traditional sense, or at least I didn’t think so. I think ‘building friendships’ is a better description. I met so many new women and men this year. Authors whose names I recognize along with a few new ones. Kate O’Keefe, Elizabeth Essex, Maimg_6182rina Adair, Kathryn Biel, Rebecca Forster, Rachel Van Dyken, Kristen Vayden, Whitney Dineen… the list is endless! These were new-to-me faces and authors and honestly, I could not help but fall in love with each of them! I know I’m probably neglecting to mention more names and I do apologize for that.

Did I mention you get to meet cover models? Sean Hampton and Michael Foster are two of the sweetest and img_6343kindest young men you will ever have the pleasure of meeting!


It was also nice to meet in person people whom I have worked with in the past. Eliza Knight is the first to come to mind. Such a beautiful soul and a charming young woman. And Barbara Devlin. OMG! She is one of the funniest and kindest women I have ever met. :D 

It was also great to see old friends. Kathryn Le Veque (my daughter now calls her Aunt Kat!) Amy Jarecki, Kathryn Lynn Davis, Catherine Bybee,  Victoria Zak (who my daughter and cousin have deemed ‘the sweetest woman on the planet’. 


There were workshops for all levels of authors. From beginners to more advanced classes. As always, my most favorite classes were the one’s Anne Perry taught. If you ever get the chance to sit in on an Anne Perry Workshop, do it! You will not be disappointed. 

img_6284Linda Rae Sande gave a great workshop on AuthorPreneurhsip that even I found useful! She is one exceedingly organized woman. So much so that I’m jealous. I will start using her techniques on organizing files. 


InD’Tale knows how to through a party! As does Kathryn Le Veque!img_6362

I had the honor to host my own party with Rachel Van Dyken, Beth Carter, Eliza Knight, and Jennifer Ashley. We had a bruschetta bar along with hot and cold hors d’oeuvres. They hotel even provided waiters to walk through the crowds with trays of food. We gave away some awesome prizes too. Readers and authors were welcome to attend these parties and they were a blast. img_6365

Kathryn Le Veque went all out with decorations and music. My favorite part though had to be the dessert bar! Cake pops, cup cakes, cookies… they are all delicious. We also danced the night away!

Who Does It Better?

This was one FUN event! Together with Arial Burnz, Victoria Vane, Victoria Zak, Linda Rae Sande, and Maureen Betita, we had a little event for our readers called “Who Does It Better?” Who was the better lover or character, a Highlander, a cowboy, a vampire, a dragon shifter, or a pirate? I was lucky enough to snag cover model Michael Foster and bring him in as my example. Yes, the Highlander won! Was it cheating? I think not! lol

Thinking of attending next year?

Oh, I hope you do!! Whether it is for a day or the entire conference, you will not be disappointed. Especially the readers. While it might not have looked like there were lots of things for readers to do, there were!! Readers can attend the evening parties, reader sessions (such as who does it better) as well as the book signing and the RONE Awards. Most of the events are free for readers, but because of the food served at the RONE awimg_6390ards, you must purchase a ticket for that event. 

img_6402When you attend as a reader, we just worship you! There are lots of hugs passed out, as well as candy and even chances to have some one on one time with your favorite authors. Did I mention free hugs and chocolate? 

October 2017

InD’Scribe will be announcing very soon the schedule for next year’s conference. They are 99.9% certain it will be held in October again. If you get the chance to attend as an author, you should! The workshops, the friendships forged, and the chance to meet your readers are all great reasons to attend. 

If you attend as a reader, the chance to meet your favorite authors, dance the night away, and attend the stellar RONE awards are just a few of the great reasons to go. And did I mention free hugs and candy??

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Send A Little Love

Cancer sucks.

I don’t think I know a single person who hasn’t been touched by cancer in one way or another. I’ve lost a grandfather, two cousins and two uncles to various kinds of cancer. screen-shot-2016-10-01-at-7-56-50-am I have witnessed first hand how it can ravage a person’s body. I hate this disease, no matter which form it takes; breast, ovarian, prostate, liver, blood or bone.

In addition to those beautiful people we lost to cancer, there are survivors. My maternal grandmother and her sister were breast cancer survivors. I also have an aunt and a very dear friend who have survived breast cancer. Each of them met this challenge head on with grace and dignity, and yes, a lot of tears.

If you’re a survivor or a caregiver, know that I admire you. This is an ugly disease that I hope we can someday eradicate.

My grandmother chose to use humor to deal with her mastectomy.  No matter how much pain she was in, she refused to let us see it. I went to visit her a couple of weeks after her surgery and asked her how she was feeling. I will never forget her response. “I seemed to have misplaced my plastic boobie and now, I’m walking around in circles, veering left.”  I about fell out of my chair!

Seeing first hand how this disease not only affects the lives of the cancer victim, but also their families and caregivers, I jumped at the chance to help with Romance Has A HeartOver 100 authors have joined together to donate over 2,000 books to breast cancer survivors and caregivers.

There are no hoops to jump through. You can browse by genre or heat level and pick a book you’d like to give to either a cancer survivor or their caregiver. There are digital books and paperbacks galore! I’m giving away digital copies and paperbacks.


Visit: for more details.




Burning Questions?

I do lots of LIVE Video Sessions with my readers. We talk about lots of different things, but mostly books. Due to time zones, jobs, etc., not everyone can participate.

So I thought it would be fun if YOU sent YOUR videos to ME!

Email your video (1 minute long or less), asking me anything about my upcoming book, Ian’s Rose. It can be about the characters, the plot, the series, whatever you’d like to ask.

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I will then answer those questions during my LIVE Video Sessions on Thursday nights. I might even post a few of my favorite videos on my Facebook Author Page.

At the end of August, I will choose a few lucky winners who will receive a free digital copy of Ian’s Rose.

Please submit your short  videos to me before August 26, 2016, via email at:

For readers who might be a bit camera shy, you can submit your questions in written for to the same email address.

I’m looking forward to seeing you!






I didn’t realize until a couple of weeks ago, that it has been more than two years since my last full length novel. I’ve written lots of novellas, mostly for anthologies. IAN’S ROSE marks my return to big books! If I’ve learned anything recently, it’s that readers love BIG BOOKS. The bigger, the better, right? 

FREE SAMPLE? More than a snippet!

Do You Like Big Books BLUE?To help celebrate my return to writing big books, and as my way of thanking you all for being so patient, I’m offering all of you a free sample of IAN’S ROSE. This is not just a wee snippet, but a BIG Sneak Peek! There isn’t even a sample of the book to look at for the preorder yet. So you’ll get to read it before anyone else does. 😀

To download your free copy of the Prologue and first three chapters, just go to:

Feel free to share with your friends!

NOTE: MOST Kindle users have problems with downloading. I do not know why. It is recommended that you download the book, then email it to your Kindle. It will not automatically upload to your Kindle as it does with other e-readers.

To download your free copy of the Prologue and first three chapters, just go to:

Win a FREE Signed Paperback!

thickpaperbackfront_604x964If I’ve learned anything in the past two and a half years, it is this: My readers LOVE BIG BOOKS! The bigger the better, right?

Because we all love big books, and because I’m celebrating my return to writing big books,  I’m going to giveaway a couple of signed paperback copies of Ian’s Rose! To enter is super easy and very simple.

1. Follow me on BookBub by clicking here.
2. After you’ve done that, you can visit either my Facebook Author Page or leave a comment here on my blog. 

It’s that simple! I’ll choose my winners from those who leave comments, on August 27th.






150 Authors, $2500 in Prizes!

What a Giveaway!


I do believe this is one of the best giveaways that I have participated in, in a long time!

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150 authors have come together to offer over $2,500 in prizes, including two grand prizes of $1,000 each!

We’re celebrating strong women in fiction and also have lots of great books for you to choose from—from sweet contemporary romance to hot paranormals, all the way to mysteries and thrillers, we’ve got it all.13692891_10154492277507147_4081311862853958661_o

It all starts at at the Strong Women Giveaway!

You can enter by clicking here! 

Wishing you all the best!

EVER MY LOVE: The Lore of the Lucius Ring is LIVE!!!

For a limited time, you can get the entire collection for only 99 cents!

I love release day!! EVER MY LOVE: The Lore of the Lucius Ring is now LIVE!! This one has been a year in the making. It is the much anticipated sequel to last year’s USA TODAY Bestselling book, With Dreams Only Of You.

I am so excited about the wonderful stories in this anthology. These are all brand new stories from me, Kathryn Le Veque, Sabrina York, Eliza Knight, Cheryl Bolen and Susan Stoker. My contribution — Forever Her Champion — is set in Scotland in the late 15th century.

TheScreen Shot 2016-04-27 at 9.40.03 PM heart of a legend. The only chance for love. The hope that the Fates will be kind before time runs out. 

The long-awaited sequel to the original multi-genre USA TODAY bestselling collection, With Dreams Only Of You: The Legend of the Theodosia Sword, has finally arrived. Welcome to EVER MY LOVE: THE LORE OF THE LUCIUS RING, a multi-genre new material collection unlike any other romance collection available today. 

Six of the top authors in their genres bring you this powerhouse collection based upon the common thread of a cursed ring, passed down through the female line descended from Theodosia herself. Only a woman may bear the burden of the ring said to curse she who wears it. When the owner of the ring finds love, the stone remains crimson and assures her life-long happiness. But if she does not find love by her twenty-fifth birthday, the ring will turn dark and she will be forever cursed with loneliness. Join the descendants of Theodosia as they grapple with a family legend that follows them through centuries of hope, heartache, adventure, and romance in seven amazing segments: 

In ancient Rome – The ring, and its curse, begin with the beautiful Theodosia. 

Medieval England – The ring finds its way into a notorious outlaw’s possession only to curse the woman he loves. 13563405_10210252806903499_957580845_n

The Scottish Highlands – The ring escapes with a little girl… and the curse follows. 

Tudor England – The ring once again becomes the prize for the lawless when an infamous female pirate tries to steal it from a Queen’s Naval Captain. 
Georgian Era – Twin sisters vie for the ring – and for the Duke of Axminster. 
Regency England – The ring enters the proud and proper Regency set where the curse finds new life. 
Modern Times – Mistaken identity, soul mates, and the last chance for the ring to fulfill its destiny. 

Seven unique and powerful brand-new stories take the legend of the Lucius Ring through the ages. Discover how each woman finds her own love, peace, and happiness. The ring that can tear them apart is also the one that binds them. 

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At: iBooks, Amazon, Nook, and Kobo. For a limited time, you can get the entire collection for only 99 cents!