Monday, November 19, 2012

Many of you may have read awhile ago about when Avalon Books was bought up by Amazon, along with Dorchester Publishing and a few others as well.  Well, now the impact of that change has struck close to home.  As a former Avalon author, I now have one of possible two books that will be re-released in new, more affordable formats.  Starting tomorrow, November 20, Star Light, Star Bright will be available in paperback and electronic downloads. I'm really excited to see one of my favorite books spring to life again, especially with the excellent potential of an increased readership! There are so many romance readers, I'm sure, who would love to share Chyenna and Blair's heart-throbbing story...So if you enjoy the open prairie skies, cattle ranching, cowboy poetry, stargazing, and a feisty heroine who is "on a mission," I know you'll love this story. 
Book Overview:
When Chyenna Dupres and her young daughter move from Portland, Oregon, to the small town of Prairie Valley, Chyenna leases a historic inn there. She plans to turn the inn into an upscale eatery, despite strong resistance from some of the locals. Her most vocal objector is cattle rancher Blair Westerman, who has relocated from L.A. to protect his own daughter from the "evils" of city life. Moreover, he is determined to guard Prairie Valley from outside influences, especially tourists who might decide to stay.

From the moment they first meet, Chyenna and Blair can't seem to leave each other alone. They get under each other's skin, and race through each other's thoughts. Their opposing goals for Prairie Valley and their push-pull feelings for each other keep tensions high--especially when their match-making daughters become close friends and decide to run away together.

Chyenna and Blair may have acted like children, but now it's time to come together for the good of their own children, and realize just how far apart they've let their differences push them.

Monday, November 5, 2012

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Daisies Are Forever

I'm thrilled to announce that my latest e-book rerelease is up and running at Amazon!  Please take a moment to check out this contemporary romance published by BWL Publishing, Inc.

Daisies Are Forever

April Heatherton, history teacher and volunteer firefighter, is determined to protect the land she holds dear, particularly the grave of an unknown pioneer woman who once trekked the Oregon Trail. Proposed logging operations are encroaching, and April soon finds herself organizing a local task force to try to stop them. Yet when April meets handsome Matt Spencer, son of the owner of Johnson Brothers Logging Company, she much reckon with her escalating attraction to him. Matt, one of a growing breed of displaced loggers, is also determined to fight for his beliefs - the right to make an honest living harvesting the timber. Can April and Matt overcome their differences? Or will their convictions forever keep them apart?

Editorial Reviews


Reviewed by Ellen Hogan for Readers Favorite

April is a high school history teacher. She lives in the country by a forest and enjoys walking in the forest for relaxation. There is a pioneer woman's grave in the forest that April calls her special spot. She goes there to think, read poetry and just commune with nature. One day she is visiting the grave when she hears Matt and his father talking about trying to win a contract to cut down the timber in the forest. April tries to make Matt see that the grave should be preserved no matter what. But, Matt only sees that their workers have been without work and need the job to take care of their families. Both April and Matt work to stop a forest fire, April as a firefighter and Matt driving a Cat to make breaks. Just when they realize they are falling in love each feels there is too much conflict between them for them to have a lasting relationship.

Matt and April are both interested in preservation in their own way. Matt's solution shows the love he has for April and what is important to her. A tender love story about two very different people who seem so right for each other.

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