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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?

2017 Aundy cover

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.

Cateina Cover 2017

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.

2017 Ilsa Cover

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.

Marnie Cover 2017

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.

2017 Lacy Cover

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.

2017 Millie Cover

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.

Dally Cover

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.

 

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Joy Lessons Week 17

4-24-17

For those of you who have been participating in the Joy Challenge this month, how are things going?

Do you find some days easier than others? I sure do.

But today’s challenge is “Notice the Magic.”

Hmm.

That seems like a fun and interesting challenge. Can you find magic in a loved one’s smile? In the colorful array of spring flowers? The decadent taste of a piece of rich, dark chocolate?

Where do you think you’ll find magic today? Wherever it is, I hope it brings you an abundance of joy!

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I recently found out two of my books are in the first round of voting for the RONE Awards.

 

 

If you’ve read and enjoyed either of these and would be willing to vote for them, I’d be so appreciative.

It’s easy to vote. Just follow this link: http://indtale.com/2017-rone-awards-week-one

You will be asked to log in or register (which is free). Then you can place your vote (for up to two books, so if you have more than one author you want to vote for, you can!).

Valentine Bride is in the Novella section and Garden of Her Heart is in inspirational.

Thank you so much for your help and support! I truly do appreciate it! ❤

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4-17-17

At the beginning of the month, I challenged myself (and anyone interested) to a 30-day Find Joy challenge.

Today’s challenge is to play with a child like a child.  And that’s why I love the above quote so much.

Most children have such an incredible view of the world – one not marred by cynicism, failures, anxiety, anger, bitterness, jealousy, or hatred.

What if we could see the world today, experience all the wonder, joy, and amazing beauty of it by looking through child-like eyes? I think I’ll find the edges soften, the colors brighten, and my heart lighten with the joy of seeing life around me anew.

 

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Please join me in welcoming Donna Fasano today! Welcome, Donna!
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I’ve always loved books where a man and a woman are brought together by a child. My newest release, MADE IN PARADISE, is just such a story and one I hope will touch your heart. It’s the second book in A Family Forever, a series of stand-alone, themed romances where couples find love and a forever family after being brought together by little ones.

Here’s more about MADE IN PARADISE:
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A Secret Made in Paradise…

Her child is alive! For ten years Amber has believed her child was lost to her forever. Then an unexpected inheritance leads the lovely doctor back home… to the man she’s always loved. There she discovers her beloved Jon is a bachelor father, and the little girl he is raising is their daughter!

Jon has vowed to protect and cherish his child, yet he opens their lives to let Amber in. But this dedicated father is no longer the young lover Amber remembers. Can she uncover the tender man she has never forgotten, and convince him to take a chance on their newly formed family, and their own true love?

You can find the eBook in these stores:

US Kindle: http://amzn.to/2nsgtxi
UK Kindle: http://amzn.to/2nFpp3w
Nook: http://ow.ly/Vd3z30atEeQ
iBooks: http://ow.ly/s4ht30avJOS
Kobo: http://ow.ly/rfbC30asq9S
Google: http://ow.ly/h6Ip30asOKc
Coming soon in paperback!

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Today, I’m excited to share the cover reveal of Dally with you, in case you didn’t make it to the Petticoat Ball or missed it in the newsletter.

Dally Cover

Dally

(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.

Dally will release May 18, but you can pre-order it now on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y1CX1BP/

Would you like a little teaser?

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Repulsed by the thought of Nik Nash, Dally lifted her nose slightly. “I still think it’s preposterous for him to ride that thing. After all, he comes from a family with one of the most established ranches in the area.”

“I’d think you, of all people, sweetheart, would be tolerant of those who are slightly unconventional.” Braxton gave Dally a pointed look. “After all, you wouldn’t want him to judge you for wearing a gown like that with your old cowboy boots would you?”

Dally should have known one if not both of her parents would notice her choice of footwear. With the gown long enough to cover her toes, she vainly hoped she’d get away with wearing her comfortable boots instead of stuffing her toes into the new shoes Mama purchased for her.

At any rate, she didn’t know why everyone seemed so interested in Nik Nash. After all, she barely knew him. The last time she’d seen him, she’d only been fourteen. He’d arrived home a few days before she and her family were set return to North Carolina. The few moments she’d seen him in passing at church hardly counted as a proper visit.

However, someone like Nik Nash, someone who had no interest in raising horses or cattle, wasn’t a man who’d claim her attention — even if he was handsome and charming and had the most heart-melting smile she’d ever seen. Or, at least he had years ago.

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Magnolias and Moonshine

Today is the release of the first book in the Magnolias and Moonshine series! Hooray! Be sure you check out The Sassy Bride by Ciara Knight: http://amzn.to/2nXMLka. It’s a sweet romance!

And there is a blitz happening today (so please check back next week for the regularly schedule Joy Lessons!)

Title: Magnolias & Moonshine
Author: Various Authors
Genre: Sweet & Spicy Romance
Blurb:
Welcome to the Magnolias and Moonshine series, where you’ll fall in love with the South.
Twenty New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors joined together to bring you a taste of Southern charm in this brand-new Magnolias & Moonshine series.
There is something for everyone with these ten sweet and ten sizzle contemporary romance novellas. You’ll enjoy stories with cowboys, weddings, county fairs, lovers reunited, and much more.
Step into the world of the South and hear the cicadas, taste the mint juleps, see the stars, and smell the magnolias.

Participating Authors:
Ciara Knight
Hildie McQueen
Beth Williamson
Susan Hatler
Lindi Peterson
Kymber Morgan
Amanda McIntyre
Lucy McConnell
Sharon Hamilton
Lisa Kessler
Kirsten Osbourne
Susan Carlisle
Tina DeSalvo
Raine English
Amelia C. Adams
E. E. Burke
Melinda Curtis
Merry Farmer
Shanna Hatfield
Jennifer Peel


Titles & Buy Links:
The Sassy Bride by Ciara Knight: http://amzn.to/2nXMLka
Her Hero by Hildie McQueen: http://amzn.to/2oVDCt9
Hurricane Bride by Beth Williamson: http://amzn.to/2oVonAB
The Wedding Charm by Susan Hatler: http://amzn.to/2nRe8eR
Sweet Love of Mine by Lindi Peterson: http://amzn.to/2oPbAmo
Moon Over Atlanta by Kymber Morgan: http://amzn.to/2nXR0fL
Georgia on my Mind by Amanda McIntyre: http://amzn.to/2oSRwiQ
It Could Happen to Us by Lucy McConnell: http://amzn.to/2oPmdpu
SEAL You in my Dreams by Sharon Hamilton: http://amzn.to/2oPl6WC
Magnolia Mystic by Lisa Kessler: http://amzn.to/2phH94n
Anxious in Atlanta by Kirsten Osbourne: http://amzn.to/2nRjwyR
Southern Secrets by Susan Carlile: http://amzn.to/2oVLfA8
Out-lanta by Tina DeSalvo: http://amzn.to/2oVEhuD
From Now On by Raine English: http://amzn.to/2oPbQlo
Sweet Georgia Peach by Amelia C. Adams: http://amzn.to/2oPjbBy
Maybe Baby by E.E. Burke: http://amzn.to/2nRoRpz
A Kiss is Just a Kiss by Melinda Curtis: http://amzn.to/2oSLPl2
Heat Wave by Merry Farmer: http://amzn.to/2oVGNkP
Taste of Tara by Shanna Hatfield: http://amzn.to/2nuGX5q
Hit and Run Love by Jennifer Peel: http://amzn.to/2nusNkY

 

 

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