Coastal scenery

I’m missing my hometown this week. October is a beautiful time to visit the coast. Rare sunny days that feel like summer, except that summer is generally foggy. While I’m pining for the ocean and checking my calendar to see if I can sneak away before the rainy season starts, enjoy a photo from the northern California coast.

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Pretty in Pink

Let’s test your knowledge of kitschy roadside attractions! I’m blogging over at Laffeinated Ink today and giving away a copy of Chasing the Dollar. Come over and offer your best guess where the photos were taken and be entered to win!

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Hello, Gorgeous!


Look what arrived today!

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The UPS guy said he’d never seen me so happy to get a delivery, and this is the man who brings me shoes, so he knows my happy faceCtD 2.

I’ll be putting five of these in the mail for the winners of the giveaway, as soon as my assistant there gets this box unpacked.

What’s next after Chasing the Dollar

I had so much fun writing Chasing the Dollar. Action! Adventure! Romance! Travel to exotic places! What’s not to love? It wasn’t until I was nearly finished that my critique partner suggested (ahem, demanded) that this book be a series. But I had an ending in mind that would have left my heroine, Miranda, with a happily ever after. And after everything she’d been through, I wanted to her to have that HEA. She deserved it. And I just really liked her.

But, I also really liked her. It would be fun to hang out with her again. Then I started thinking about what happens after a huge, life-altering experience. Sometimes those events push you in a whole new direction. This is why I love reading series, so I can see the characters growing over the course of many books.

So Miranda’s story will continue.CozyChristmasCapers_cover

I jumped at the chance to write a holiday-themed novella for a winter anthology because I could revisit my friend Miranda and see what trouble she’s getting herself into. Chasing Tinsel, a Miranda Vaughn Mystery, will be part of Cozy Christmas Capers, available December 1. The anthology includes 19 short stories from Gemma Halliday Publishing. It’s a stocking full of mystery, mayhem, and holiday cheer!

The collection will be available for pre-order at Kobo, Smashwords, iBook, and Barnes & Noble. Available everywhere on December 1st!

Then, at some undetermined date in the future, look for Dropping the Dime, Miranda’s next mystery. She’s got a new job, where she’s trying to find her footing. At the same time, she’s struggling to recover her reputation in a community that still views her as a criminal defendant. And then there’s the matter of Jake… Things aren’t remotely finished for her.

Last chance to win a copy of Chasing the Dollar!

To celebrate the release of Chasing the Dollar, I’m giving away five signed copies. Enter today at Undercover Book Reviews!

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Still celebrating release week!

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Get Chasing the Dollar while it’s only 99 cents!  Get it here:

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The release party rolls on!

I’m still making my rounds on the internets, spreading the words about Chasing the Dollar! Today, catch me at A Passion for Romance and enter the giveaway for a signed copy of the book!

For a few more days, Chasing the Dollar is only 99 cents!  Get it here:

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The Release Party Continues!

The Chasing the Dollar release party continues! I’m interviewed over at Reviews by Crystal today. Come over and chat! Also, enter the giveaway for a signed copy of Chasing the Dollar!

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On sale this week for only 99 cents!

Kindle   *   Nook   *   iBook   *   Kobo   *   Smashwords