Saturday, August 31, 2019

Thursday, August 29, 2019

The Audiobook Tour Begins!

I'm so excited to begin another audiobook blog tour with Jess from Audio Bookworm Promotions. This time I'm promoting the audiobook version of my contemporary romance THE GIRL MOST LIKELY. The tour is starting off with a bang at a couple of stops today:

Aug. 29th:
Essential Romance Book Club (Review)

Country Road Reviews (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

Here's the blurb for THE GIRL MOST LIKELY:

Cara McLeod, the girl most likely to have the perfect marriage, is now divorced and, in her own words, “fat, frumpy, and over forty.” The thought of facing former classmates—and the ex-husband who dumped her—at her high school reunion terrifies her. Cajoled into attending by her kids and her best friend, Cara enlists help at the gym to lose weight and look great for the reunion. Personal Trainer Finn Cooper is more than willing to help—but does he have to be so to-die-for gorgeous?

Finn thinks Cara is perfect just the way she is. She’s everything he wants in a woman, except for one thing—she can’t get past the fact that he's eight years younger. To Finn, age and weight are just numbers. But can he convince Cara the numbers she worries about add up to only one thing for him—love?

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Read Reviews | Read Excerpt on my website

See you on the tour!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Interview with Linda Griffin, author of THE REBOUND EFFECT

Today my guest is fellow Wild Rose Press author Linda Griffin. Linda answers some of my interview questions and tells us about her newest release, THE REBOUND EFFECT. Read on and get to know Linda!

Where did you get the idea for your new novel? 

It began when a response was not made to an apology. Teresa answered instead and although it is now in Chapter 2, it was the first line I wrote.

Did you always want to be a writer? 

I fell in love with the written word when I learned to read. My first ambition was to be a “bookmaker,” which I thought involved forming those little printed letters by hand. My older sister told me it was mostly staring into space and scribbling a few words. I wrote my first story, “Judy and the Fairies,” at six.

When were you first published and how did that happen? Was it a long or short journey?

I had a short story published in a college literary journal, but it was a long journey from there to the next one. The Rebound Effect is my 17th publication (third book), and 17 is my lucky number!

What book for you has been the easiest to write? The hardest? The most fun?

 I think The Rebound Effect was the easiest and the most fun. Seventeen Days stalled and wasn’t finished until years later.

 Do you write in the same place every day or do you like to change it up? 

I sit at my computer and write in two places:at my desk, and in front of the TV. Scribbling of bits of dialog and entire scenes can take place anywhere—all too often in the middle of the night.

Do you have any pets? Are you a cat person or a dog person?

I’m very much a cat person. I like their independence and quirky personalities. I don’t have any live pets at the moment, but I have a lizard muse, Sparkle. Her picture is my Facebook page cover image.

What are your hobbies away from the computer?

Reading, movies, Scrabble, and travel. I’ve visited 47 states. Hawaii is next.

Share a photo of your writing space.

This is my official writing space. The chair belonged to my grandmother, and the manual typewriter I got when I was 13 is still under the desk.

How do you choose the names and physical characteristics of your characters? Do you base them on real people?

I’ve only based one MC on a real person. Sometimes I choose names at random, and sometimes I go to considerable effort to come up with the perfect name. Frank McAlister’s name is derived from a real person’s, but in a roundabout way. I wanted a simple, old-fashioned name for Teresa. Aiden’s name was chosen from a list of names popular the year he was born.

How can readers reach you or find you online? 

Website :

What’s your tagline for this book? Why did you choose it?

“Whirlwind romance—cure for a broken heart, or prescription for trouble?” Medically, the rebound effect is the recurrence and often worsening of symptoms when treatment is discontinued, and love is a dangerous illness.

If I was a first time reader of your books, which one would you recommend I start with and why?

The Rebound Effect. I think it’s the best!

Tell us about your next release. 

I’m waiting to hear from my editor about Guilty Knowledge, a police procedural/interracial romance that I hope will be my next Wild Rose Press book. It may be a little out of their line, so I have my fingers crossed.

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She reached inside the robe to rub his shoulders. She was feeling something new now, something tender, loving, intimate, possessive. She kissed him. She wanted to give in to this sense of well-being, of the inevitability of a future together, of love, but wasn’t it too soon?

“Teresa,” he said, again as if her name was a special endearment. “I want to sleep with you. I want to hold you all night.”

“It sounds very romantic,” she said, “but what if I snore? What if I need you to let me breathe a little?”

“Breathing is overrated. I never want to let go of you again.” He kissed her, and then he lifted her in his arms. It had never happened to her before—Gene hadn’t even carried her across the threshold on their wedding night.

“Frank!” she cried, laughing, but a little scared—what if he dropped her? He was strong, but she wasn’t very light. He didn’t drop her—or he did, but deliberately, from about an inch above the cool, clean sheets of his bed. They were both laughing, and he started kissing her randomly, here and there. This can be a lot of fun, she told herself. Enjoy it while it lasts. “Remember when you asked if it was too soon for me to date?” she asked.

“Yeah, and you said it depended on the definition.”

“It turns out it was too soon,” she said, “and now it’s too late.”


In the small town of Cougar, struggling single mother and veterinary assistant Teresa Lansing is still bruised from her failed relationship with Brett Devlin when Frank McAllister begins to pursue her.
Frank is a big-city SWAT officer, only recently moved to Cougar. He’s handsome, charming, very sexy, and a bit mysterious. He’s had his eye on Teresa for a while and is in a hurry for a serious relationship.

Teresa finds the whirlwind courtship flattering, but it’s too much too soon, and she doesn’t want her deaf six-year-old son Aiden to be hurt again. The romance is further complicated by Brett’s efforts to win Teresa back. And then there’s the matter of the bodies buried at Big Devil Creek…

Linda Griffin's Author Bio: 

I was born and raised in San Diego, California and still call it home. I earned a B.A. in English from SDSU and an MLS from UCLA. I retired from a position as fiction librarian for the San Diego Public Library to spend more time on my writing, and my stories have been published in numerous journals. The Wild Rose Press has published two romantic suspense novels, Seventeen Days (2018) and The Rebound Effect (2019).

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Denise Carbo and The Fast Five

Denise Carbo is here to tell us about her latest release, paranormal/shifter romance SCENT OF BETRAYAL. She's going to give us Five Fast Facts about SCENT OF BETRAYAL. Take it away, Denise!

Five Things A Reader Needs to Know About This Novel or Series:

1. Shape Shifters
2. Originally Aliens but now live among us
3. They have one true mate
4. Scent of Betrayal is set in Scotland
5. Conspiracy, Betrayal, and Mystery abound in each novel


Wolf shifter, Davis Campbell is on a mission. His job is to babysit a woman from a rival clan. He believes all he has to do is get her back to Scotland. What he doesn't figure on is her possibly being his mate.

Bethany Leitner, an owl shifter, has been betrayed, attacked, framed, and left for dead. Trust in herself and others is hard to find. So when her self-appointed guardian begins to bark orders, she is ready to show her talons.


Davis snorted. “Yeah, well, the little peacemaker tried to get rid of me when I didn’t kowtow to Aaron and the advisor. I don’t think she fully realizes the precarious position she and her clan are in right now.”

“On the contrary, I am quite aware, which is why I don’t see the need to make the matter worse by
antagonizing everyone around me.”

Davis slowly swiveled his head to meet Bethany’s glare. She stood in the open doorway to the bathroom with her arms wrapped tightly around her waist. Her dark gaze pinned on him. She’d changed into a blue dress. It accentuated her tiny waist, skimming just below her knees, allowing him an appreciative view of her trim legs. Her pursed lips only accentuated the pink little bow of her mouth. He couldn’t help but imagine what it might be like to grab a taste.

An amused chuckle sounded in his ear. “She doesn’t sound very happy with you, Davis. Are you
sure you want to stay?”

“Yeah, I’m sure.”

And here's Five Fast Facts about Denise Carbo:

Favorite color: Blue
Favorite author: Nora Roberts
Country life or city life: Country
Party life or quiet dinner for two? Dinner for two
I love pizza with…Meatballs and onions

Author Bio: 

Denise Carbo writes Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Contemporary Romance. She is a voracious reader, loves to travel, is fascinated by the supernatural, and enjoys figuring out the culprit of books and movies before the ending is revealed.

She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing and lives in a small, picturesque New England town with her high school sweetheart and their three amazing sons.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Sandra Dailey's THE CHIEF'S PROPOSAL on sale!

Sandra Dailey is here today to tell us about THE CHIEF'S PROPOSAL, on sale for the month of August for .99 cents. Take it away, Sandra!

7 is my lucky number and The Chief’s Proposal is 7 years old. On sale for 99-cents through the entire month of August!!!

Desperate times call for desperate measures 

Ginny Dearing has finally realized her goal of teaching, but finding a position is proving impossible. After exhausting all possibilities, an Internet ad is her only hope. In a small town hundreds of miles away there is a job with one huge string attached...a husband.

Burned by love once, Brett Silverfeather finds his bachelor life more than satisfying. He's facing re-election for sheriff, but this time the voters are looking for a family man. Brett finds himself pursuing a marriage he doesn't want.

Ginny and Brett are opposite in every way, but opposites do attract. Can Brett protect his heart as well as he does his town? Can Ginny hide a secret past that could possibly destroy her future?


“Why do we need a fire?” Ginny asked.

“We need all the elements.” Brett motioned toward the lake, the sky, the ground, and back to the fire as he said, “Water, air, earth and fire.”

“Is this a Native American thing?”

Brett lowered his head and shook it. It was becoming a gesture she recognized as him gathering patience. He did it a lot around her. “Yeah, in your language this would be called a truth telling.”

“What would your people call it?”

“A truth telling. Now will you pay attention?” Brett stretched out on the blanket with his head resting on his saddle. “Come down here and make yourself comfortable.”

Ginny copied his pose, and then asked, “What’s next?”

“I’m going to ask you a question and you have to answer it, honestly and completely. After that, I’ll answer a question you have. What is said will stay here when we leave.”

“What’s your question?” Brett turned his head to look at her. She’d never seen him look so serious.
“Why is it such a bad thing to be married to me? I know I’m no prize, but you look as if you’ve just received a death sentence.”

Ginny thought for a long moment. “I don’t know if it will be bad. I don’t really know you. I just hadn’t imagined myself being married to anyone, ever.”

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Sandra Dailey's Author Bio:

From childhood I've moved from place to place, from Indiana to Florida, stopping in several places in between. I also moved from job to job; as a waitress, soldier, retail manager, dental assistant, etc.… The one thing I never had to leave behind was my imagination. Storytelling has always been my favorite way to pass time. I've often been told I should write a book. Finally, I did. It was so much fun: I felt I must write more, so I have. I've been a student of Long Ridge Writers Group and once won a short story contest with Harlequin. I currently live in North Florida with my husband, whom I torture with crazy story lines and half written manuscripts.

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