Friday, September 01, 2017

FREE Ebooks

Crazy as it seems, I forgot to share some important information with all of you!


First, an apology. A car accident this spring put me behind on a great many things. I am now trying to catch up but that's why you haven't heard from me in a while.

Second, I know some of you much prefer print books. I've finally managed to make Harriet Tangles With The Earl available in print. I'll give the links below for Amazon and for Barnesandnoble.com. I've begun experimenting, you see, with Nook print option. I think, though I may be mistaken, that with the B&N option, you could go into your local Barnes & Noble store and have them order a copy for you. So here are the links for Harriet Tangles With The Earl.

 (And yes, I will get to the free ebook giveaway in a moment!)




Now to the free ebooks. A group of sweet romance authors have gotten together to offer our readers free ebooks. I'm offering The Ambitious Baronet. Even if you've read the book, odds are you will find quite a few other books you might like to read and new authors you might like to discover.

Note: Some of the authors do require you to sign up for their newsletter to get the free book. I have chosen not to do that so you can get the ebook for free simply by going through this link. I want as many readers as possible to enjoy The Ambitious Baronet.

Here is the link to the giveaway:



The site will take you through all the steps to download the ebooks in your preferred format. This is the only place many of the ebooks--including mine--are available for free.  Enjoy!


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sometimes Things Go Wrong

As hard as I try to get things right, sometimes I make mistakes and things go disastrously wrong.

Example: Two weeks ago I released a new book. Wonderful! Great joy on my part! A couple of days later I started to work on formatting the file for paperback and realized I'd left out the copyright  notice on that and a previous book. So I hastily added the copyright page and reformatted the files for ebook and uploaded everywhere.

Great, right? Except that yesterday I woke to a notice from Amazon that when I uploaded to Harriet Tangles With The Earl on Amazon, I apparently uploaded the wrong file! Even though I immediately replaced it with the correct file, the book was off sale for 24 hours and I can only hope that everyone who bought the book before that automatically got the corrected file from Amazon.

I checked the files at other vendors and those are okay. Thank heavens!

If you are someone who got the wrong file from Amazon and they did NOT send you the update with the correct file, here are the instructions to get that file:

Go to Amazon, click on "My Account", then "Manage my devices and content"--which will show the books you've purchased. Next to the title of Harriet's book, is a box for "action". If you click on that, update the book should be an option. If none of this works, please let me know and I will see what I can do from this end to get Amazon to get you the update. My deepest apologies for the mix-up!

Here is the cover of the book that was caught in the mix-up--in case you're wondering.  



I am so sorry! You can be sure I'll be double checking things in the future.



Monday, January 23, 2017

Box Set

I hope January finds you well and entering the New Year with a good head start. I hope 2017 brings you good health, happiness, prosperity and more good than you can now imagine. If it has been a rocky start, I hope 2017 brings you comfort, better times ahead and moments of joy that serve as a promise of hope.

I'm having fun writing the start of a new series and hope soon to have word of when that first book will be out. Playing grandmother in December put me decidedly behind on getting it done but I can't regret the time spent with my grandchild and her parents. After all, I write, in part because I believe so strongly in love and family and kindness and hope for the future--and being with our loved ones is part of that.   

Meanwhile . . .

I have been lucky enough to be given back control of The Ambitious Baronet. You can see the new cover in the banner above as well as the new cover for The Widower's Folly. You can find details about the series on my website here. The Ambitious Baronet is currently on sale for $1.99.

What I'm thrilled to be able to tell you is that I've also created a box set of the books and it's currently on sale for $5.99 and contains all three books shown above. Here's the cover--which I love!


Kindle      iBooks     Nook    Kobo

Monday, October 10, 2016

CONTEST--A Chance to WIN Books and a Kindle Fire!


Today, I have a fun surprise that I’d like to share with you.

To celebrate the beginning of fall, I’ve teamed up with more than 50 fantastic regency romance authors to give away a huge collection of novels, PLUS a Kindle Fire to one lucky winner! 

The contest runs from October 10 to October 17, 2016.

You can win my novel Wicked Groom, plus books from authors like Tina Gabrielle, Brenda Hiatt and Cynthia Wright. 

The Wicked Groom:  What happens when two headstrong people agree to a betrothal when they've never even met and one of them is determined to break the rules?

Enter the giveaway by clicking here: http://bit.ly/fall-regency


Good luck, and enjoy!



Tuesday, October 04, 2016

FREE in October

October is Down Syndrome awareness month. To celebrate, I'm making Sophy's Story available as a free ebook for the month of October. 

Sophy's Story is a great children's book, even if your loved one doesn't have Down Syndrome or other special needs and at the same time it was created so children and adults like my 39 yr old son, who does have Down syndrome, can and might very well WANT to read it themselves.

There are other Sophy books and coloring books--if you're interested--and I have more about them on the Sophy Books page. For now, here's Sophy's Story with links to the major sites.





Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A Scandalous Bequest

It's been awhile since you heard from me. That's because of a little girl who has come into my  life--my grandchild. I've been just a tad busy enjoying the experience of becoming a grandmother. 

I've also been revising A SCANDALOUS BEQUEST, which was first published as a Traditional Regency by Signet in 1982 and was my 2nd Regency for Signet (Penguin/Putnam/Dutton/New American Library). It was written before the advent of the internet, which means there were lots of things it was difficult or impossible to research back then. I've had to make changes to the story based on what I now know was and wasn't possible back then.

I did more than that, however. A SCANDALOUS BEQUEST was written right after my daughter was born, when life was kind of crazy, and was, in addition, very much a product of its time. Well, times have changed and so, while trying to preserve the best of the original, I spent several months rewriting A SCANDALOUS BEQUEST to make it, I believe, a better book--especially for 2016. I hope all of you will appreciate those changes and also feel it makes the book better.

I'm excited to be able to say that A SCANDALOUS BEQUEST is on pre-order this week and will be "live" and download on August 22, 2016. It's also available right now in paperback from Amazon.


Amazon       iBooks       Kobo       Google Play    Paperback  Nook

Teaser for the book:

It wasn't supposed to be like this. Marriage wasn't supposed to be for sale. But sometimes life doesn't work out quite the way one expects . . . .

Felicity Lyford hasn't had an easy time of it. That's why she leaps at a chance at a London Season—even if it is because of a rather scandalous bequest. But can she protect herself from two of the most notorious rakes in London—Sir Anthony and Lord Eastcott—and choose a husband based on her head instead of her heart? 

Note: The Nook version at Barnesandnoble.com is the one option I cannot make available for pre-order but it WILL be available starting August 22, as well.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Writing Tips For Kids (And Adults)

A few years ago, I self-published a booklet of writing tips for kids. It was available only on Amazon for kindle. I always meant to revise and make it available more widely but until now I haven't had the time to do so but now it is available on the major sites and drastically revised. It's also available in print.

Note: Rather than issuing a new edition, I replaced the previous file on Amazon. Current owners of the book should be able to simply request the update. At least I hope so!

I should perhaps mention that it not only contains information about creative writing, writing reports and essays, etc. but also has a section on public speaking--because there are some simple tips that can make speaking easier and more compelling.

Perhaps you're wondering why it says (And Adults). As much as we want to, sometimes we don't have time to wade through long books about writing or public speaking and the material is as applicable for adults as it is for kids.

If you're interested, I hope you'll check it out. Here's the information:




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