News & Appearances

Audiobook Tour for THE GIRL MOST LIKELY starts August 29!

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

Country Road Reviews (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

Aug. 30th:
Chapters Through Life (Review)
KayBee's Bookshelf, A Literary Blog (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)

Aug. 31st:
Nesie's Place (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)

Sep. 1st:
Locks, Hooks and Books (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

The Book Junkie Reads . . . (Review, Giveaway)
T's Stuff (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview, Giveaway)

Sep. 2nd:
What Is That Book About (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)

Jazzy Book Reviews (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Guest Post, Top 10 List, Giveaway)

Sep. 3rd:
Next Book Review (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Author Interview, Top 10 List, Giveaway)

Valerie Ullmer | Romance Author (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Character Interview, Top 10 List, Giveaway)

Sep. 4th:
My Creatively Random Life (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)

Audiobook Ebook Fascination (Review)


LIES AND SOLACE took 2nd place in Affaire de Coeur's cover contest, in the  “Almost Kiss” category. Angela Waters' beautiful cover deserves the recognition. Awesome!

I'm honored to announce that LIES AND SOLACE won the contemporary romance category in the I Heart Indie contest from the Las Vegas Romance Writers. Yay!

New Audiobooks

I'm thrilled to announce that 5 of my Wild Rose press books are now audiobooks! It was great fun to hear my words come to life. Click on any of the purchase links to hear a sample. I think you'll enjoy them! 

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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France, 1942. The world is at war. The Nazis have stolen the infamous blue diamond, Le Coeur Bleu, intending to barter it for weapons that will destroy the Allies. Jewel thief Hunter Smith is given a choice; help the French Resistance steal back the diamond and avenge the death of his best friend, or stay locked up in an English prison. He chooses revenge.
Resistance fighter Madeleine Bertrand’s husband died when he was betrayed by Hunter Smith. How can she now pretend to be married to the arrogant American? How can she betray Jean Philippe’s memory by her passionate response to Hunter’s kisses? Neither is prepared for the maelstrom of attraction that erupts between them. To survive they must uncover the mysteries of the past and conquer the dangers of the present. But first Madeleine must decide if her loyalties lie with her dead husband and the Resistance or with the greatest love of her life.
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Burning Love

After causing three cooking fires in her apartment, Iris Jensen finds herself evicted and homeless. She lands on Riley Benson's doorstep, looking to rent a room in the beautiful old home he's restoring. It's only for six weeks until Iris leaves Portland, Oregon for her new job on a cruise ship. Firefighter Riley knows firsthand what a bad tenant she can be. But he needs money to finish the work on the house he loves. And something about Iris pulls at his heart…

Meanwhile, in Heaven, two angels watch over the young lovers. Angelica and Hildegard work in Heaven's Relationship Division, where angels match mortals with their soul mates. The angels believe so strongly in Iris and Riley’s love that they break Heaven's rules to help them. Can the angels convince them their love will last a lifetime?

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Chill Out

Renata Cabral needs to hide for the weekend. Her cousin’s Valentine’s Day wedding means she’ll face embarrassing questions from her large, extended family. Questions like “Why aren’t you married yet?” Since the breakup of her last relationship, she’s not ready to answer that question. She invents a work-related excuse and escapes to a friend’s lakeside cottage.

Noah Brownlee has been hiding for two years. But now he’s ready to come home and mend his broken relationship with his brother. When a friend offers the use of his lakeside cottage, Noah arrives in the middle of a blizzard with his English Mastiff, only to find the place is already occupied. With her big brown eyes and quirky sense of humor, Renata stirs feelings he thought long dead.

As the blizzard rages, the candy hearts predict love. Can Valentine’s Day work its magic between them?

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Home Fires

Anne Wakefield travels halfway around the world for love. But when she arrives in Canada from England at the end of World War Two, she discovers the handsome Canadian pilot she’d fallen in love with has married someone else. Heartbroken, she prepares to return to London, though she has nothing left there to return to. Her former fianc√©’s mother makes a suggestion: marriage to her other son.

Badly wounded and scarred during the war, Erik Gustafson thinks he’s a poor substitute for his brother. Although he loves Anne almost from the first time he sees her, he cannot believe she would ever be able to love him as he is – especially as he might be after another operation on his bad leg. Anne sees the beauty of his heart. The cold prairie winter may test her courage, but can she prove to Erik that her love for him is real?

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