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Today is release day for Quinn! Yay!

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Quinn 

(Pendleton Petticoats Book 9)

She’s waging a war for women’s rights,

     He’s fighting a battle to win her heart…

There’s nothing typical about Quinn Fairfield. The outspoken suffragette spends her days writing sensational headlines as a newspaper reporter and indulging her natural curiosity. She’s much more likely to be found riding a bicycle around town than learning the social graces at which her sister, Caitlyn, excels. When Caitlyn announces her plans to wed a man Quinn doesn’t trust, she sets out to find a reason to break up the happy couple. In the process, she finds herself falling for an intriguing, kind-hearted man.

After spending several years in Portland at college, Walker Williams returns to Pendleton, eager to make his mark on the world. He’s determined to become a legendary architect despite the challenges that arise from his upbringing on the nearby Umatilla Reservation. When a feisty red-headed newspaper reporter catches his eye and captures his heart, Walker fights his growing feelings for her. He’ll do anything to shelter Quinn from the prejudices aimed at him and his heritage.

Can the two of them overcome their fears, set aside the burdens of the past, and surrender to the sweet romance blossoming between them?

Filled with laughter, adventure, and historical tidbits from 1912, Quinn is a sweet historical romance brimming with hope and love.

Available on Amazon

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Excerpt:

Walker studied her a moment. “What are you doing in the park all by yourself? I figured your sister would have you knee-deep in wedding plans today.”

Unable to stop herself, Quinn rolled her eyes. “That’s exactly why I’m here by myself.”

His brow wrinkled in a slight frown. “Aren’t you happy for your sister? Drake is a fine man and he seems to be thoroughly infatuated with Miss Caitlyn.”

“Yes, he certainly seems to be.” Quinn pressed her lips together before she revealed all her secret reasons for wanting her sister to remain unwed, most of which reflected her own wants and not what would make Caitlyn happy.

“Yet, you still seem uncertain their idea to wed is a good one,” he observed.

Walker seemed far too perceptive for Quinn’s liking.

She shook her head and began yanking petals off the daffodil. “It’s not for me to decide. Caitlyn is older than me and able to make up her own mind.”

“I would have assumed you were the older sister,” he said. A rascally grin transformed his face from handsome man to boyishly charming. “Having two older, bossy sisters myself, I tend to recognize that trait.”

A laugh broke out of her before she could reel it back in. “I think I’ve been insulted, Mr. Williams.” She tossed what was left of the daffodil at him.

He brushed it aside and started to say something, but Holden ran over and threw himself against Walker’s legs.

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April 18 party

Please join me  tomorrow at the Sweet Americana Sweetheart’s Early Bird~Night Owl Spring Book Celebration on Facebook. Whether you like to party early or late, you’ll find the opportunity to do both with this event that runs from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (PDT).

Participating authors include:

Kit Morgan

Heather Blanton

Caryl McAdoo

Patricia PacJac Carroll

Abagail Eldan

Zina Abbott

Shanna Hatfield

Sophie Dawson

Reina Torres

Angela Raines

Kathryn Albright

Annie Boone

Linda Carroll-Bradd

Kristin Holt

Hope to see you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/1928639030511018/

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This week’s list challenge is to name the experiences that have made you feel you are living life to the fullest.

I gave this one some thought and you you know what I discovered?

All of the experiences when I felt I was living my life to the fullest were the ones that required me stepping beyond my fear.

I love this quote… life begins where fear ends. When we let go of our fears, we truly can live life to the fullest.

A very specific example was when I decided to leave my day job to write full time. I was so scared to let go of the safety net of a steady income, of the benefits that came with my job like retirement and vacation pay and insurance.

But Captain Cavedweller told me everything would be just fine, so I took that huge leap of faith. And I remember feeling so exhilarated (and terrified) but it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

It’s in those moments when I let go of my fears and do something that does scare me a little (or a lot) that I feel most alive.

I hope this week you can find one thing that makes you feel as though you are living life to the fullest and do it.

When we pursue those things that set our hearts on fire, it’s hard to feel anything but vibrantly alive.

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Multi-Sale

For a limited time, you can get digital copies of three books from the Pendleton Petticoats series for the price of one!

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Aundy (Book 1) is Free today through Sunday.

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.

https://amzn.com/B00D1FYKUM

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Marnie (Book 4) is available for 99 cents through Sunday.

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.

https://amzn.com/B00KN4TFQ8

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Quinn (Book 9) releases April 19. Right now, you can pre-order the book for $2.99. After it releases the price will increase to $3.99.

Full of opinions and plans to help women, Quinn Fairfield has no time for such nonsense as falling in love.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BYD45W2

All three books are enrolled in Kindle Unlimited.

Quinn (Pendleton Petticoats Book 9) will release April 19!

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She’s waging a war for women’s rights,

     He’s fighting a battle to win her heart…

There’s nothing typical about Quinn Fairfield. The outspoken suffragette spends her days writing sensational headlines as a newspaper reporter and indulging her natural curiosity. She’s much more likely to be found riding a bicycle around town than learning the social graces at which her sister, Caitlyn, excels. When Caitlyn announces her plans to wed a man Quinn doesn’t trust, she sets out to find a reason to break up the happy couple. In the process, she finds herself falling for an intriguing, kind-hearted man.

After spending several years in Portland at college, Walker Williams returns to Pendleton, eager to make his mark on the world. He’s determined to become a legendary architect despite the challenges that arise from his upbringing on the nearby Umatilla Reservation. When a feisty red-headed newspaper reporter catches his eye and captures his heart, Walker fights his growing feelings for her. He’ll do anything to shelter Quinn from the prejudices aimed at him and his heritage.

Can the two of them overcome their fears, set aside the burdens of the past, and surrender to the sweet romance blossoming between them?

Filled with laughter, adventure, and historical tidbits from 1912, Quinn is a sweet historical romance brimming with hope and love.

Available for pre-orders

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Excerpt:

Quinn stuffed her sore toes into her shoes and rose from the table. She’d only taken two steps when a tall, muscular man stepped in front of her and offered her a teasing smile.

“If I’m not mistaken, Miss Fairfield, this dance is mine,” he said in a voice that resonated through her head and plucked at something in her heart.

Quinn’s gaze traveled from the toes of expertly polished boots up the long legs of expensive black pants, over a solid chest and broad shoulders, to a face that was every bit as attractive as Drake Dillinger’s.

Walker Williams’ wide face, bronzed skin, high cheekbones, and dark eyes bore testament to his native heritage. But his cropped black hair and eloquent speech belied his upbringing on the nearby Umatilla Indian Reservation.

The effort he put into looking like a successful businessman, with impeccable manners and finely-tailored suits, was notable. Regardless, she sensed a turbulent ruggedness lurking beneath the surface that no amount of civilization could tame or hide.

At that moment, as he smiled at her with a spark of amusement and interest flickering in his eyes, she could practically feel the wildness of his spirit surrounding her as Walker took a step closer. She inhaled his masculine, entrancing scent as he moved another step nearer.

Merciful heavens! He smelled as divinely wonderful as he looked. Her senses dove into a whirl of unexpected invigoration when he offered her a slightly crooked grin.

“If your feet have recovered from Mr. Silvers’ abuse, would you do me the honor of this dance, Miss Fairfield?” Walker held out a hand toward her.

Quinn stared at his long, tanned fingers then slowly raised her gaze to his face. It was on the tip of her tongue to tell him she had no interest in dancing with him or anyone else. Nevertheless, when she spoke, the words came as a shock to her ears. “I’d love to dance with you, Mr. Williams. Thank you.”

imageThis week’s happiness list challenge is the list the things you want to say no to.

Boy, do I have a list…

I want to say no to:

Fear

Doubts

Guilt

Anger

Negativity

Anxiety

Worry

Stress

I also want to say no to the people who:

Gossip

Drain emotions

Cause trouble

Lie

Cheat

Steal

Bring others down

Are selfish and cruel

So, this week, the challenge is to follow your instincts and say no to the things you don’t have the time, energy or desire to do without feeling the guilt that you said no.

I’m gonna give it a whirl. I hope you will, too!

 

The fourth annual Petticoat Ball is only a week away, April 12 on Facebook from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time). I hope to see you all there! It’s going to be four hours of fun, games, giveaways, guest authors and more!

Invite your friends to the Petticoat Ball, and you could win a $25 Amazon Gift card. Just click on the “share” button, invite your friends, and post in the comments of the designated thread how many you invited.
One randomly drawn person will win, but you get additional entries for every 50 people you invite!
Also, ask your friends who join the party to share that you invited them in the comments in this post. Each friend who mentions your name, earns you another entry in the contest! Winner will be announced prior to the start of the party April 12!

We have a great line up of guest authors joining us, too!


 There are still a few days left to get in on the fun of sharing your favorite ball gown in the  What will you wear to the ball? contest.
Post a photo of your gown (or tux) to be entered for a chance to be named Queen or King of the ball (and win a $10 Amazon Gift Card)! To enter, post in this thread!
Entries must be posted by 5 a.m. (PT) April 7. One entry per person.
A slideshow will be compiled from all entries and those attending the party will vote on their favorite!
Don’t miss out on the fun and the chance to win bragging rights! Start “shopping” for your ball gown or tux today! Winner will be announced April 13.

I can’t wait to see you all at the ball!