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My SEALs are ON SALE!

Did you know that my SEALs are on SALE! (Say that five times fast!) I'm gearing up for my next release in my SEALs of CORONADO Series with a Freebie, a Sale, and a Pre-Order! Dive in at the links below! And don't forget to share with your friends! :)


SEAL FOR HER PROTECTION is FREE!

He saved her from danger once before. Can he save her again, this time from danger he doesn't even see coming?

When investigative journalist Hayley Garner is kidnapped by terrorists, she's sure they're going to kill her. But in sweeps handsome Navy SEAL Chasen Ward to rescue her. After getting her to safety, he disappears into the night before she can even thank him.

Weeks later, while covering a story on the local navy base, Hayley runs into Chasen again. Even though she didn't see his face that night he rescued her, she can't forget his beautiful blue eyes.The attraction is immediate and intense, and Hayley finds herself falling into a fiery romance with the hunky hero out of h…

Jealous of the Dresses

As I writer, I don't dress up a lot. Or really, ever. I work a lovely day job, but bank chic does not lend itself to the fun of a full-blown ball gown like the one you see below on Shana Galen's beautiful cover for I KISSED A ROGUE. Actually, in the world of banking, there are no hot rogues to kiss you on staircases either. Hmmmm....





I suppose as a writer I live a lot in my imagination. In my imagination, and later on the page, my characters get to be transformed from dowdy companions into silk-wearing sirens. And the silk gowns they get to wear are always to die for. But what is the point of writing unless we write about the things that bring us joy? And beautiful clothes bring me a lot of joy...at least vicariously.
Another favorite gown from my imagination is the dress Mary Elizabeth wears to the duchess' ball in HOW TO TRAIN YOUR HIGHLANDER. Of course, Mary Elizabeth never gets trained, and she goes to the dance wearing a courtesan's gown. Harry the duke doesn'…

The Asylum Jailbreak and the Reunion You've All Been Waiting For.

Hey, everyone! I've been crazy busy getting the final proof of Wynter's Bite ready for its release on Valentine's Day!

The idea for this one created itself when I realized that Justus, the villain from His Ruthless Bite, was not what he seemed to be. All of the havoc he'd created was out of love for the woman he lost.

So...

In Wynter's Bite, we get his side of the story. And he also reunites with his beloved. However, the dangers that face them both have only just begun.


For a PDF of this media kit, go HERE.

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And since I already did an excerpt of the first chapter on my blog, I figured I'd do a bonus, never been read excerpt here.
Justus de Wynter, Viscount de Wynter, and second in command to the Lord Vampire of Rochester, frowned as he heard the group of tittering girls making their malicious plan. With his preternatural hearing, he knew that the young misses of the aristocracy were not the innocent paragons that they painstakingly paraded …

Setting and a GOODREAD'S GIVEAWAY

Two brothers…one woman…and one final chance for...  REDEMPTION.
From a mysterious town hidden on the banks of Big Cypress Bayou in the swamps of East Texas comes TEXAS REDEMPTION. This story is a reissue of Redemption (2005) and I’m so excited to have it back into readers' hands on February 7th.
Setting always plays a huge part of my stories, often becoming a character in itself. For this story of two people hiding, looking for a safe place, the swamps of East Texas are perfect. Swamps are dark, silent, and ghostly with tall moss-draped cypress everywhere you turn. I went to Big Cypress Bayou which is near Jefferson, Texas when I got the idea for the story and took lots of pictures. But mostly, I soaked up the “feel” for the place and I don’t think I could’ve set this anywhere else. I hope you enjoy the photos. My camera wasn't the best.


Brodie Yates, known as legendary spy Shenandoah during the Civil War, has been chased for three long years by the U.S. army. Redemption is a good…

What's Your Guilty Pleasure? by Gina Conkle

You'd probably list curling up with a good book as a major guilty pleasure. That's why you're checking a romance novel blog, right? We all need a break.

It's why I don't mind when my husband turns on football or hockey. He watches college football on Saturday, the NFL on Sunday, and almost every Stanley Cup play-off game (and a few leading up to the play-offs). Sports are his break. Books are mine.

But there is another...

Chateau de Gudanes

Have you heard of it?

Nestled in the Pyrenees Mountains of southern France, the holding's history reaches back to the 13th century. Tides of time and war demolished the medieval structure. Only part of the base of exists today, replaced by a "newer" mid-1700s structure -- the chateau.

Australians Craig and Karina Waters bought Chateau de Gudanes as their French country home...a place to get away. The picture below gives you an idea of what they started with -- not your typical summer vacation site!






Above is a view l…

In Praise of Alone Time

Last week I was lucky enough to go to Disneyworld with my husband and daughter. We’d been planning the trip for over a year, and it was as much fun as we had hoped. But there was one thing I didn’t count on: the absence of reading time. The last time we went on a vacation and shared a room, my daughter was 4. Now she’s 7 and old enough that she doesn’t just fall asleep anytime or anywhere. When she was four, she’d pass out about 9 p.m. and my husband and I could talk or read or even watch TV quietly. Not this trip.


This trip, if I was awake, she was awake. That meant that every time I tried to read, she would start talking to me or ask me to turn off the light or the Kindle so she could sleep. While I loved Disneyworld, it was a long week without any time alone to read. I really missed it!


Now that I’m back, I’m so appreciative of my reading time. I usually read while my daughter is at her dance or gymnastics classes and before bed. I love curling up on the couch with a cup of coffee…

Writing for Charity

A Very Jaguar Christmas and What's NEXT!

Demetria  is feeling blue, but she and Tammy, Everett’s sister, get together for drinks and movies, but when one of the ladies drops a glass on the floor, Everett comes over to ensure the two of them are okay. So much for the start of his vacation. But he’s fine with it, as long as it affords him the chance to see Demetria again. Little does he know, the next morning when he gets a call from his mother at her jaguar daycare, their whole jaguar shifter world will change forever and he and Demetria will be given the assignment that will challenge them to the end in A Very Jaguar Christmas. Excerpt from A Very Jaguar Christmas He checked again on Demetria, but she hadn’t moved, so he went into the kitchen to begin Operation: Cleanup.
Even though he would have been at home still playing his game and killing the dragons plaguing their world, he was glad to be here as a brother, a friend, and a Golden Claw agent, whose mission was to take care of jaguars in need. Still, he’d ne…