Tuesday, February 12, 2019

A Book for Free! And the next for 25% off!

I am very happy to say that the first and second books in the Half Moon House series are part of:

The Great Nook Book Bash!

For a limited time, get The Love List for Free and the The Leading Lady for 25% off!

For The Love List:  Point your browser 

Check out, using the Code NOOKBOOKBASH

For The Leading Lady: Point your browser 

Check out, using the Code NOOKBASH25
Don't have a NOOK? That's okay! You can read NOOK books on your phone, tablet, or computer, with a FREE reading app -- download it here: http://littl.ink/NookApp

What's the catch? This sale ends on February 28.

PLEASE NOTE: Books must be purchased on the BN.com online store, not in an app. Coupon codes don’t work inside apps.)

Happy Reading to you!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Start the New Year with a New Series!

January is the perfect time for reading and a New Year is the perfect time to fall in love with a New Series of books!

I've gathered together a list of great authors and their series for you to explore!

Just follow the link to my website to see a list of series--historical and paranormal--and start a whole new reading journey!

Friday, November 9, 2018

A bonanza of Historical Romance paperback books!

Fans of Historical Romance who would love to win an amazing bundle of autographed books--here is the contest for you!  The prize includes a copy of the Half Moon House book: The Lady's Legacy.

Still time to enter!  Four more days!

If you are a BookBub member--you can get extra entries!  Follow this link:

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Historical Romance Retreat: Making Victorian Ornaments Workshop

I had a blast at the Historical Romance Retreat this year!  Together with Ava Stone, Jennifer Ashley and Sabrina Jeffries, I sponsored the Victorian Ornament Workshop, where we made historical themed ornaments for the holidays!

My assistant Becky and I shopped for months, searching out supplies!  And we had glitter bomb of a time getting it all organized for the trip to California!

My fellow authors and I talked about historical holiday traditions while attendees got busy with scissors, glue dots, ribbons, and lots of glitter!  :-)

I was amazed at the creativity everyone showed--both with their ornaments and with their costumes!


Thanks to everyone for a fabulous time!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

I've always wanted to go to the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, held annually in Linville, North Carolina--and this year I made it happen!

What a lovely time!  The clans were out in full force and were so welcoming. I especially loved seeing all of the family septs that gave their loyalty to the clans, and found that my family would have been a sept of Clan Donald!  I have to give a big shout out to Clan Fraser as well, who were so friendly and who welcome all lovers of the Highlands.  The calling of the clans with torches on the first night was very lovely!

One of the most fun things--there was bagpipe music coming from somewhere each day of the Games!  I enjoyed the Games themselves--amazing what these guys can do with a caber, a war hammer and also with a hay bale!  There were fascinating lectures on how those Highlanders got into their Great Plaids, (video available on my social media!) on weapons and on Viking influence on the Highland culture.  Who knew that I would be charmed by sheep dogs?  Their demonstrations were adorable.

Of course, there was great shopping to be had and I availed myself!  My street team has already reaped a bit of the reward and there is more to come!

Novel Explorations is a company that does trips associated with novels and they had a Fraser's Ridge event going on at the same time as the Games.  They attended a couple of days at the games and it was so much fun to meet other Outlander Fans.  Novel Explorations sponsored a meet and greet with David Berry, who plays Lord John Grey in the Outlander series.  I met him and he was lovely.

If you ever get the chance to go to the games, I highly recommend it!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

The Fire in the Ice!

I'm doing the happy dance because THE FIRE IN THE ICE is out!  The third book in the Eye of the Ninja Chronicles answers the question I've been hearing from readers:  Where is Reik?

Born of spirit, magic and science, Reik was never just a normal scout for Ryu.  He’s left the Ninja village behind, intent on one mission only.  He will do anything to free his mother, even face the powerful ice mage who fathered him.  

Time is running out.  War looms, the lines of good and evil are gathering and his father commands incredible magic .  Can remote Reik let down his walls and forge an alliance that will seal his victory?  His mother’s fate—and a key to the larger battle—rests in his reluctant hands.  

It's out in ebook and print!  Check it out and watch for news of the next book in the series, IN HER MIND'S EYE!

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Amazon  https://amzn.to/2LlDJJU
Nook  http://bit.ly/2s7WQyp
Kobo  http://bit.ly/2II6vGM
Google  http://bit.ly/2Lpmuri

Sunday, May 6, 2018

To Souvenir or Not To Souvenir

If you follow me on social media, you may have seen that I have just returned from a short trip to Bermuda with my Valiant Husband--our first trip without kids in over 20 years!

Bermuda is full of duty-free shopping and I gather that is a big attraction for a lot of people.  I, much to my mother's dismay, am not much of a shopper.  I'm not interested in diamonds or watches or dragging home all the tax free liquor.

Give me a bit of history, however, and I am your girl!  Thus:  my one and only Bermuda souvenir!

This is a Bartman Jug, hand thrown by potter Jon Faulkner at his workshop in the Royal Naval Dockyards.  It is a replica of a container used for travel storage of oil or other liquid stores.  They were commonly made in the Rhineland and distinctively marked by their potters with different versions of the bearded face and symbols.  

We saw two original salt glazed jugs at the National Museum of Bermuda.  They were brought up from the 1609  wreck of the Sea Venture, sunk in Discovery Bay.  Matching jugs were also found in Jamestown VA, which is not too far from us.

I'm not sure why I was struck by this little piece, but it was all very interesting to a history nerd like me!  And it fits in perfectly with the few other strange, little pieces I have assembled over the years.