Meg Releases

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Today is the launch of Beach Brides, a series of twelve heartwarming, sweet novellas by NYT and USA Today Bestselling authors linked by a unifying theme. Every Tuesday from now through August 8, a new book in the series will release.

Julie Jarnigan’s MEG, book #1 in the Beach Brides series, releases today!

About Meg…

MEgTwelve friends from the online group, Romantic Hearts Book Club, decide to finally meet in person during a destination Caribbean vacation to beautiful Enchanted Island. While of different ages and stages in life, these ladies have two things in common: 1) they are diehard romantics, and 2) they’ve been let down by love. As a wildly silly dare during her last night on the island, each heroine decides to stuff a note in a bottle addressed to her “dream hero” and cast it out to sea!

Three weeks later, Meg Mullen’s community theater is on the verge of closing if she can’t raise the money to save it, but she’s running out of time and needs a miracle. Television producer, Elliot Campbell, finds a message in a bottle from the perfect female contestant for his reality dating show. All he has to do is talk Meg into taking the job, convince her to choose one of the contenders, and figure out how to keep from falling in love with her himself.

Available at Amazon for $2.99 or read for free with Kindle Unlimited

To find out more info about the other books in the series available at Amazon, click here.

And Melissa McClone is doing a special giveaway today on her blog here.

Also, don’t forget to come to the series launch party on Thursday, May 25! https://www.facebook.com/events/1386443488139407/

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(Pendleton Petticoats, Book 8)

She’s ready to spread her wing and fly…
He’s scrambling to set down roots.

Unconventional Dally Douglas is as likely to be found wearing her brother’s britches and riding a horse as she is dressed in lace-trimmed finery sipping tea in the parlor. With no plans to wed, she convinces her family to allow her to stay at their ranch in Oregon. Free and unfettered, she plans to remain that way, even when the town’s beloved young doctor returns home and captures both her interest and her heart.

Charismatic, handsome, and dedicated to his work, Doctor Nik Nash finally makes his way back to Pendleton. After years of studying and gaining hands-on experience, Nik is excited to bring his skills and knowledge to the place he calls home. Focused on his career, he has no time for a woman, especially not one as lively, fascinating, and enchanting as Dally Douglas.

When a freak accident brings the two of them together, their stubborn determination may cost them the chance to know true love.

Bursting with sweet romance, this tender yet lighthearted story draws readers into a world of rustic elegant charm.

Available now on Amazon!



Recently, Captain Cavedweller and I had the opportunity to take a trip to Atlanta. The reason for our travels was so I could attending the RT Convention (which is an event for both readers and writers).

There were many things about this trip that brought me joy.

Perhaps the most important, though, was being able to spend a lot of time with my husband. We both get so busy with work and the day-to-day details that we sometimes don’t spend much time together with just the two of us.

It was awesome to just hang out with him. To laugh together and explore and just be.

I also found joy in meeting new old friends. What I mean by that is people I consider my friends because I’ve met them online but hadn’t yet met in person. It was so wonderful to actually shake their hands or give them hugs and say “hello, friend” in person.

There was also joy in just connecting with the people attending the conference. The readers were so fun and excited and it made me smile to interact with them at book signings.

And, admittedly, I found joy in exploring places I’ve read about and always wanted to visit – like Margaret Mitchell’s house!

Despite the piles of work waiting for me when we returned home, it was so worth it to take that time away, to get a new perspective, and spend time with people who make my heart smile.

May you spend the day with those who fill your heart with joy.

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The Grandma’s Wedding Quilt series is on sale just in time for Mother’s Day!

You’ll find all 12 stories priced at only 99 pennies today through Sunday!

And you can get them all on Amazon right here:


Wishing you all a fabulous weekend and a wonderful Mother’s Day!


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Grab your beach hat and a towel and prepare for a brand new series brought to you by twelve New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors…

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Beach Brides!
Fun in the summer sun!

 Twelve heartwarming, sweet novellas are linked by a unifying theme. 
You’ll want to read each one!

Twelve friends from the online group, Romantic Hearts Book Club, decide to finally meet in person during a destination vacation to a beautiful Caribbean isle. While of different ages and stages in life, these ladies have two things in common:
1) they are diehard romantics, and
2) they’ve been let down by love
As a wildly silly dare during the last night on the island, each heroine decides to stuff a note in a bottle addressed to her “dream hero” and cast it out to sea! Sending a message in a bottle can’t be any crazier than online or cell phone dating, or posting personal ads! And, who knows? One of these mysterious missives might actually lead to love…
Join Meg, Tara, Nina, Clair, Jenny, Lisa, Hope, Kim, Rose, Lily, Faith and Amy, as they embark on the challenge of a lifetime: risking their hearts to accomplish their dreams.
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My contribution to the series is Rose – she’s a hopelessly romantic woman who runs an antique store called One Vintage Rose. She’s been burned by love before and doubts the man of her dreams exists… until he strolls into her shop one day with her crazy letter in a bottle!

All of the Beach Brides stories will be available for pre-order on Amazon May 18! 

Here is the publication schedule and the authors who are writing the books:
  1. Meg by Julie Jarnagin – May 23
  2. Tara by Ginny Baird – May 30
  3. Nina by Stacey Joy Netzel – June 6
  4. Clair by Grace Green – June 13
  5. Jenny by Melissa McClone – June 20
  6. Lisa by Denise Devine – June 27
  7. Hope by Aileen Fish – July 4
  8. Kim by Magdalena Scott – July 11
  9. Rose by Shanna Hatfield – July 18
  10. Lily by Ciara Knight July 25
  11. Faith by Helen Scott Taylor – August 1
  12. Amy by Raine English – August 8

Join the Beach Brides Reader Group on Facebook to keep up with the new releases and news:

And don’t miss out on the Beach Brides Release party May 25!


Today is Taste of Tara’s release day!


Falling in love never tasted so sweet…

Pastry Chef Tara Tarleton doesn’t want much out of life except to have a successful career and someday visit the South. When the opportunity arises to spend a month on a plantation near Atlanta helping bring a living history event to life, she jumps at the chance. Filled with grand visions of channeling a southern belle, disappointment settles over her when reality comes to call. Plagued with allergies, humidity, and a creaky old house, she’s ready hand over her mint julep and return home. Then she meets a man who rescues her from thugs, bugs, and herself.

Life has taught Brett Cutler to enjoy one day at a time. That’s exactly what he’s doing when a beautiful girl runs into his arms as she tries to escape men intent on harming her. From that moment on, he’s ready to plan the next fifty years of his future. The only problem is the woman who’s captured his heart has no intention of staying in town.

Taste of Tara is a lively, fun read that captures the sweet romance of following your dreams, no matter where they may lead.



“Which one?” Brett asked, tipping back his head and closing his eyes.

“One what?” she questioned, confused.

“Which Scarlett dress are you going to wear? I’m trying to picture it. The infamous drapery dress, maybe? Hmm.” He opened one eye and rolled his head her way. “I think I’d vote for the barbecue dress. The one with all the ruffles…” his hand brushed across his collar bone then dipped further down to illustrate the design he had in mind “…that showed off her, um, assets.”

“There will be no assets on display, I assure you.” Tara glowered at him then couldn’t help but grin. “I will admit, though, that is my favorite dress. I’ve always wanted to wear that as a Halloween costume, but back to that hoop skirt thing. Not great for getting around in a car or through narrow doorways.”

His hand settled around her shoulder as he chuckled. He pulled her against his side, then pressed a light kiss to the top of her head. “Tara, you are such an adorable goofball.”


Download Taste of Tara for only 99 cents!
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For a while, I’ve been thinking about updating some of my book covers. Then someone reached out and suggested it was past time for me to do that.

So, I did.

I hope you like the changes to the Pendleton Petticoats series. I decided to start with these books since Dally will release soon!

I’d love to hear your feedback! Do you have a favorite?

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Aundy (Book 1) — Aundy Thorsen, a stubborn mail-order bride, finds the courage to carry on when she’s widowed before ever truly becoming a wife, but opening her heart to love again may be more than she can bear.

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Caterina (Book 2) — Running from a man intent on marrying her, Caterina Campanelli starts a new life in Pendleton, completely unprepared for the passionate feelings stirred in her by the town’s incredibly handsome deputy sheriff.

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Ilsa  ( Book 3) — Desperate to escape her wicked aunt and an unthinkable future, Ilsa Thorsen finds herself on her sister’s ranch in Pendleton. Not only are the dust and smells more than she can bear, but Tony Campanelli seems bent on making her his special project.

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Marnie  (Book 4) — Beyond all hope for a happy future, Marnie Jones struggles to deal with her roiling emotions when U.S. Marshal Lars Thorsen rides into town, tearing down the walls she’s erected around her heart.

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Lacy  (Book 5) — Bound by tradition and responsibilities, Lacy has to choose between the ties that bind her to the past and the unexpected love that will carry her into the future.

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Bertie (Book 6) — Haunted by the trauma of her past, Bertie Hawkins must open her heart to love if she has any hope for the future.

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Millie (Book 7) — Determined to bring prohibition to town, the last thing Millie Matlock expects is to fall for the charming owner of the Second Chance Saloon.

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Dally (Book 8) — Eager to return home and begin his career, Doctor Nik Nash is taken by surprise when spirited Dally Douglas captures his heart.