Monday, February 19, 2018

Catch the Rain

My novella that started from a phrase in a song and has a dyslexic heroine and a veterinarian for the hero is now available at all ebook vendors!

Earlier this week on a reader author group I'm in they asked the question do you find yourself or people you know written into your characters. My answer was yes, I can't help but put my observations and knowledge into the books I write.

This book is a bit of that. I have a dyslexic granddaughter. Learning her problems and how my daughter and son-in-law have worked to help her cope, and her struggles before the disorder was discovered, gave me some insight into the disorder and how it feels to have the problem. 

I also decided to have a veterinarian in the book because, 1) my granddaughter was happiest when with her animals, because she didn't have to read.  So I made my heroine work in a horse stable and have a knack at doctoring animals. My daughter is a vet tech, so she could help me with all the details to the vets job and how my heroine could help him.

Here is the blurb for Catch the Rain, a steamy contemporary western romance novella.

Running from her past, Kitty Baxter catches a glimpse of her future—if she’s brave enough to believe in herself and the kind-hearted stranger who claims she deserves love. 

Focused on setting up his new veterinarian practice, Zach MacDonald becomes sidetracked by a karaoke singing beauty with a secret. He sees what others do not and becomes determined to make Kitty see that anyone can learn to catch the rain.

This is the universal buy link that will take you to all the places you can purchase the ebook:

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Who doesn't want FREE books!

Readers join the roundup to get a free book from a multi-genre author poot to review. When that one is reviewed you can pick another book. Each time you read and review a book, you an get another book Free. You also gain participation points in the event  for each book you read and review. At the end of the event, there is a humongous prize pile and gets divided up between all the readers. Also, there will be a Meet N Greet at the end of the event where you can attend  and chat with the authors.

And as if that's not enough! To get 200 readers signed up by tomorrow, if you sign up and get friends to sign up you get your name in the drawing for an Amazon Dot! 

So start signing up! 

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Writing Beach Retreat

I love the Oregon Coast! The sound of the waves, the mist of the fog, the salty, fishy smell, the scrunch of sand under your feet. I love it all! My husband on the other hand, he tolerates it all when I get a hankering to go to the coast. 

Lucky for me, I joined Oregon Writers Colony where groups of writers can rend the OWC house in Rockaway for a week or a weekend. And luckily I have writer friends who do there frequently and I can join them.
in the house writing
That's where I am this week. On the Oregon Coast enjoying the coasty things I like and getting a novella written for an upcoming contemporary western romance box set that will be out in June.

If you've been following the Tumbling Creek Ranch series in the box sets, this book is Dillon's story, The Wrong Cowboy to Love. He works for the family excavation company by day and sings in bars and writes music for his real dream job. There is a wedding at the ranch and as you've discovered from the other books, the Wallis family comes to the rescue when it is needed. They are all at the wedding and Dillon has written a song for the wedding couple. Lucky for him, the weekend before he was bumped into by one of the bridesmaids at a bar where he was singing and the bridal party was having a bachelorette party. At the wedding they become even closer and Ruby is so fascinated by his song writing she offers to make videos and help him get his work into the right hands. This is all wonderful, except, she had had a crush on Dillon's cousin Nate since high school. Will she forget her fantasy of being Nate's soulmate or will she go for him and drop the man who respects and loves her?  Guess you'll have to wait and see what happens in June!

Here are some of the photos I've taken while here on the coast.

This was where a creek washed down across the beach. The black sand made art work, I thought.

This is what I call a beach butterfly. ;) 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Rodeo VIP package

I am thrilled to again be attending the Wild Deadwood Reads event, June 7th-10th at Deadwood, South Dakota.  They've upped all the events. There is a reader/author meet and greet Thursday night, the Firday motor coach to various sites in the area, Ghost tours, Saturday morning is the author/ reader breakfast, the book signing from 10-4 and then the Rodeo VIP Package. As one of the authors sponsoring the Rodeo VIP package, you don't want to miss this!

In case you can't read the poster, for $70 you will get picked up at the Deadwood Mountain Grand, taken to the rodeo grounds. Be part of a behind the chutes tour with PBR bull riders, announcer, stock contractors, and bullfighters. It will be an open forum where they tell us how they do what the do and we can ask questions.   They will run a bull through the chutes and the riders will explain what they do to get ready for a ride. You will get a  Deadwood PBR T-shirt and swag bag.  There will be a book signing booth for the Rider Relief anthology that can be purchased with all proceeds going to the Rider Relief fund. You also will have premium box seats for the rodeo,  and a dinner after party following the rodeo. The buss will pick us up and take us to Charles Utter Theater in the Number 10 Saloon where will have dinner while talk show by the PBR Velocity  Tour entertainer Matt Merritt will do interviews with the bull riders.  After dinner you can party in the #10 with the bull riders. 

Now that's an awesome deal!  Hope to see you at the Wild Deadwood Reads in June!