Romancing the Smokies 2017

Romancing the Smokies will be my first (but not last) appearance for 2017! I’m super excited about this event. I attended last year and had so much fun, I signed up immediately for this year. 

Lunch With Some of Your Favorite Authors

One of the things I absolutely love about this event is the fact that we get to have lunch with some of our favorite readers! We usually have ten people to a table, so it is far more intimate. I like that. We get to know you, and you get to know us. 

What’s in Store for Romancing the Smokies 2017?

They have even more fun and exciting things planned for us this year! A Masquerade Ball. I’m going as a menopausal romance author, so no, you don’t need an expensive costume. Wear a nice outfit and tell everyone you’re a nudist on strike! It’s going to be loads of fun no matter what you come as. 


Romancing the Smokies
March 17-18, 2017
Knoxville, TN 

Romance, fantasy and cozy mystery writers welcome readers to a fabulous weekend, including An Intimate Gathering on the Emerald Isle presented by Leanne Tyler and Lexie Witcher, The Clean Reads Spring Luncheon and The Dark Hollows Press Masquerade Gala!

Keynote: Debby Guisti
Welcome Speaker: JK Ensley
Event Emcee: Mallory Kane
Presented By: Donna Wright


On Friday night, we are having a St. Paddy’s Day Party, THE MEETING ON THE EMERALD ISLE, sponsored by Leanne Tyler/Lexie Witcher. Since it starts after dinner, we’ll have light snacks and green spiked punch ast-patricks-day_lglong with an ice breaker where you will receive special swag just for that evening and get to know the authors one-on-one.
Also, you will receive a goody-bag full of swag from authors all over the world, as part of your ticket. 

On Saturday, you can join us in open house style in our hospitality suite for a continental breakfast of muffins and fruit, or treat yourself to the hotel breakfast buffet. At lunch, sponsored by Clean Reads, we will have tables where you will receive author swag from the authors at your table and they will be decorated beautifully!  

You will have a chance to win the beautiful décor and also a chance to buy door prize tickets where you can win gorgeous baskets of books and other fun items.

book-signingOf course, the booksigning is next where you can purchase books by some of your favorite authors. (Yes, I will have books there for you to purchase. But please, feel free to bring your own copies. I’ll sign them either way. 😀




542f835fca92cb733dd63d38fe3aa8d7On Saturday night, you can dress up and put on your best mask! We are having a masquerade gala sponsored by Dark Hollows Press. There will be casino games, a book auction, and so much more, including a special basket for one lucky reader worth over $300, which includes a Kindle!

Click here for information on tickets, the hotel, etc. 

Freebies Galore!

54 exclusive freebies!

I am happy to announce that I’ve teamed up with some AMAZING authors for a free book giveaway you won’t want to miss!

 You can’t get these books for free anywhere else, so now’s the time to stock up on these amazing offers from a select group of authors! Yes, 54 FREE books in total – 10 different genres to enjoy – and a chance to win a Kindle Fire! I think this is a great way to find new authors and books.

Beautiful view of town at night, Dark clouds over urban background

54 Exclusive Freebies!

It’s like a Book Fair, but it’s  FREE!

For more information and to enter, click here!

It’s Hunky Highlander Week!

I love a Hunky Highlander, don’t you? 

Hop on over to StoryFinds and enter for a chance to win ebooks by me, Kate Robbins, Parris Afton Bonds and Eliza Knight! screen-shot-2017-01-11-at-9-28-39-am






What type of Highlander is your favorite?

There are all sorts of hunky Highlanders. Which is your personal favorite? The honorable yet slightly imperfect? The Brooder? The  wounded heart? The misguided? One I haven’t mentioned?

I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment on this blog post and on Saturday, I’ll chose one lucky winner to receive a free ebook from me. 😀 



Today’s Topic: Newsletters!

There has been a lot of talk lately amongst authors and readers about newsletter emails. More specifically, readers being inundated with them.

As authors, we try to find ways to engage with our readers.

We LOVE you and want to keep you informed and up to attention-attention-2date on our books, upcoming releases, etc. It isn’t easy trying to reach everyone. So we utilize Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and yes, newsletters.

Newsletter emails

In a recent discussion with a reader, I learned that she rarely opens any of the dozens of newsletters she receives on a daily basis. I have to think there are lots more readers out there, just like her. You all simply do not have time to pour through dozens of emails every day. Heck, I don’t have time to pour through all of the one’s I’ve signed up for either.

I do have many readers who will always read my monthly newsletter email. But I have far more who don’t, and that is okay! I’m not knocking you and I’m not knocking the use of newsletter emails. 

So I’ve decided to make a few changes for 2017. I’m only sending out newsletter emails on a quarterly basis. However, I am going to be using my blog and Facebook attention-read-all-about-itto communicate with you on a regular basis. Oh, it might not be quite as pretty as my newsletter, but I think it will be easier for everyone, including me, lol


Blog Vs. Newsletter

So if you would like to stay up to date with new releases, upcoming events, etc., you can follow me here on my Cheeky Wench Blog. Just click the ‘subscribe’ button on the right hand side of the webpage, enter your email, and you’re all set. 

Future Contests

In the future, when I run a contest, I won’t force you to sign up for my newsletter. I’ll have other easy things for you to do to participate and enter. 

The Edge of Forever

The Edge of Forever

More than a year ago I released a book titled, The King’s Courtesan. At that time, it was only available at Amazon US and only in digital format. Without going into all the details, I am now able to release this novel on my own! I’ve re-titled it The Edge of Forever. (Yes, I am one very happy camper!) 

The Edge of Forever will be available at iBooks, Nook, Kobo, and Kindle in digital format. Not all of the pre-order links are live yet. I’ll post them as soon as they are available.

 I will also be releasing it in paperback and hardcover formats! I’m currently searching for just the right female voice to narrate this novel for audiobook. 

The Edge of Forever will be live on December 16, 2016 at all major ebook retailers. 



I do believe my cover artist (Dar Albert with Wicked Smart Designs) blew this one out of the park!! I absolutely love this cover! 


Let It Snow Audiobook Giveaway!


So many awesome authors have joined together to give away lots of FREE Audiobooks! Now through December 15th. Just look for the hashtag #snowaudio on Facebook and/or Twitter to see how you can win!


I’m giving away FREE 2 copies each of Laiden’s Daughter, Findley’s Lass, and Wee William’s Woman from my Clan MacDougall Series. It’s easy to enter and you have lots of chances.

  1. Leave a comment here AND/OR
  2. Go to Facebook or Twitter and look for the hashtag #snowaudio and follow directions there. 

It’s super easy! 

I’m giving away FREE copies of Laiden’s Daughter, Findley’s Lass, and Wee William’s Woman from my Clan MacDougall Series. It’s easy to enter and you have lots of chances to win lots of different audio books!snowaudio-contestld