The Seaside Affair – Where to Buy

The Seaside Affair is only available at this time in eBook format on Amazon for $3.99 or is free to download if you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription.  You may ask why the eBook is not available on Kobo, iTunes, or Nook.  It’s pretty simple.  Amazon requires exclusivity when an author enrolls their book in Kindle Unlimited distribution.  That means that we are not allowed to sell the eBook on any other platform in digital format.  Enrollment in Kindle Unlimited is for a period of 90 days.  My usual practice is to rotate my books in and out of KU.  Eventually, I will take The Seaside Affair out and distribute it wide to other retailers. Many readers in Kindle Unlimited are also unaware of how authors are paid under this program.  An author is paid each time you read a page and flip it to the next on your Kindle Read More

Release Day!

Meet the cast of characters: Elizabeth and Francis Edwards – the siblings The Wilsons and their daughter Celia – the keepers of the secret The Davenport family –  everyone has an agenda Lord Howard and Miss Whiting – The local aristocrat and his niece The theme behind the series is simple – It takes courage to follow your heart. Available now: eBook is exclusive for the next three months on Amazon Kindle.  $3.99 or free with your Kindle Unlimited subscription.  After three months, it will go wide to Nook, Kobo, iTunes, etc. Review copies at BookSirens will be available for free downloads as well.  I will update you with the link as soon as I have it. Print paperback book is available for $12.99 at Amazon worldwide and will soon be in distribution through other retailers.  It’s 336 pages long. Remember the best way to thank an author is to Read More

The Venturous Hearts Series

After finishing The Seaside Affair, I realized that the multiple characters and their open-ended stories would not serve well. After creating them, their existence demands resolution too. Meet the characters who take venturous risks to find love. The books border on the historical romance genre but include many other elements such as historical fiction and family relations.   Read More

The Seaside Affair – First Draft Done

Writing a book is a long, arduous process.  This particular story has not been an easy one for me. I started with a premise back in the fall and stumbled along the way to the end. Multiple times I had to put the book aside and ponder where to take the story.  Usually, it comes a bit easier for me, but sometimes life has a way of stifling the creative process. My muse definitely got gagged and tied up somewhere with this book. However, I am happy to report that on day 57 of being stuck at home because of a novel virus circling the world, I was able to focus on the book.  Actually, I still had to pause a few days at a time and get into the heads of my characters. After much agonizing, laying in bed thinking about it, wandering around the house from the bedroom Read More

In Progress – The Seaside Affair

Old habits are hard to break. With every book and series I write, I start a separate blog to track my progress, write about my research, and build interest during the journey. The Seaside Affair is no different. Please visit it at The Seaside Affair on WordPress. I had thought about taking a break from historical romance but recently found myself drawn back regardless of my cozy mystery that I started writing a few months ago.  Often new genres are a challenge to write, and when the muse arrives to take you for a walk on the beach, you don’t complain. Perhaps I need to take a trip to the Oregon coast to work on this book, although this one is set on the southern coast of England in a fictional town named Aycliffe. After starting this book, it’s going to include multiple characters and side plots to draw you Read More

Lady Jane (Regency Era – Ladies of Disgrace) In Progress

Lady Jane is my fourth “Lady of Disgrace” set in the Regency era. This is my first attempt to write Regency, so I’ve had to pull out my book, “Jane Austen for Dummies” written by Joan Klingel Ray, the President of the Jane Austen Society of North America, for research purposes. Each time I write a book, it is a different experience. My first book, I was filled with dread and self-doubt. My second book, I dreamed a lot about it. My third book turned into a “what if” scenario and the story unfolded. After that, I wrote three more books in my Legacy Series, and my subsequent “Ladies of Disgrace” books and “Romance with a Kiss of Suspense” books. As a general rule, I don’t plot. I hate outlining. I’m a panster, which is the type of writer who starts with a premise or theme and then writes from Read More

What’s Next?

After finishing three Ladies of Disgrace stories, I’ll probably put that idea aside for now.  However, I’m so happy at the great reviews Lady Charlotte has received!  Thank you very much.  It was a fun book to write, and it appears everyone likes Charlotte. What’s next?  I’m still mulling over my options regarding what to write – contemporary, historical romance, time travel, or another family saga.  In my files, I actually have three other books I’ve started writing, but they’ve all fizzled out.  Not feeling the muse. At the present time, I’m seriously considering another family saga based on my family ancestry.  I have amassed such a wealth of information from the rags to riches story of my second great uncle and his descendants from the 1850s through 1930s.  From the struggling poor, a family suicide, the will to succeed, with subsequent marriages and children  I have enough plot to Read More

Lady Grace Has Been Released in eBook

 Released!  Lady Grace.  Thank you, everyone!   As a young woman of twenty-one, Grace did not think it unusual to marry a man of forty. Although she wed a kind and respectful individual, something remained absent from their relationship. Before she could fully understand her growing despondency and restless emotions, England declared war on Germany. Like a jigsaw puzzle turned upside down, the pieces of Grace’s life scatter in different directions. When her husband leaves for France to fight for king and country, Grace is left behind to face years of loneliness, temptation, and loss. After the declaration of peace, the picture puzzle of her life is reassembled but paints a vastly different scene than it did before. Amazon – Published on July 28, 2017, 4:09 PM – Available Now Kobo – Published – Pre-Order Available 8/1 Apple – Published – Pre-Order Available 8/1 Nook, Scribd, Intera, 24 Symbols, Playster, Google Play Read More

Lady Grace – New Book In Progress

Lady Isabella is out for editing, and it should be ready for release February 1 in eBook and print. After mulling over a few story lines and time eras, I felt compelled to backtrack to the time period of World War 1 for my next story entitled Lady Grace. I had thought about choosing other names for the title, but the name Grace stuck with me because of the personality of the young woman that I will be writing about. In 1914, Grace has given birth to her first child and her husband, Benedict Russell, has left for the front. Of course, anytime that I decide to write about something new, I’m strolling down research lane. The premise of this story is going to make me study more than fashion, makeup, and hair. It’s also going to cause me to research England during World War I and the sacrifices that Read More

The Portrait of Perfection – New Release

Last year I saw Crimson Peak. Though it really didn’t scare me as much as I thought it would, it did pique my interest in Gothic Romance. The very dark side of romance is a genre that I have not dabbled in before. However, like anything else there is a first time for everything. Meet “A Portrait of Perfection,” which is my first attempt at a dark tale of possessive love and betrayal. Though it doesn’t have all the elements of Gothic Romance, it culminates in a rather Gothic result of possessive love. I’m not sure that I will stay in this genre frankly because I often find it hard to think of the dark side. However, I’ve known my share of sociopaths that have crossed my life, as well as controlling men. I’ve woven those elements from experience into the story. The book is erotic, but compared to those Read More

The Price of Passion – What Was I Thinking?

Let’s face it, sometimes you read a book and have expectations. As an author, I understand that many of my readers have held expectations as to the outcome of my characters in The Legacy Series. A few have found fault about the paths I led them down while others have enjoyed them nevertheless. Like people in real life, we expect certain things out of characters. Their behavior can disappoint us or thrill us, depending on the choices they make in life. In The Price of Passion both Robert and Jolene are faced with decisions regarding who they will marry. As writers who study character development, that is really is what it is in a nutshell — the development of personalities that our characters possess. Each is slightly flawed or extremely flawed. However, if you haven’t picked up in the series by now, each main character is really faced with how Read More

A Christmas Oath – New Release

I decided to start a tradition this year of releasing short reads for Christmas. My first one is entitled “A Christmas Oath,” and is 12,600 words. More than a short story and less than a novella in size, it is more commonly called a novelette. As usual, I have a few history lessons tucked inside, as the story deals with two themes: Breach of promise of marriage Mixed marriages between Protestants and Catholics It is a sweet story with no sex to melt the snow. However, a few melted flakes do make their way between my heroine’s breasts. Like any other Christmas story, it ends in those usual miracles and mushy love scenes. Hope you enjoy! It’s up on Amazon and will soon arrive elsewhere on Nook, iBooks, Kobo, and others. Also, as the year comes rushing to a close, I want to thank each of my readers for their Read More