The 130th (Old) Soldiers Reunion in Newton, NC

    In the town I grew up in, there is a yearly event that everyone looks forward to and this week marks the 130th Soldiers Reunion Week. The Soldiers Reunion is (credited as) the longest-running patriotic celebration in the United States not based on an official holiday. The tradition began in the county seat town (Newton, NC in Catawba County) on July 4, 1889, when Civil War veterans answered a statewide call for recognition of their wartime service and to register for pensions. The gathering, then on Court Square, led to annual veterans’ reunions, starting the popular patriotic event … Continue reading

New Release in The Willow Creek Series!

You’ve asked for it….and here it is!  Three full-length novels in one great collection!! The Willow Creek Series has a brand new collection. For those of you who like your books in boxsets, I’ve bundled books 5, 6 & 7 in the series to go along with the first boxset, The Avery’s of Willow Creek.  This Boxset Collection contains book 5, 6 & 7 in The Willow Creek Series. These books have been previously published individually and can be bought separately. There is no new content in this set.  His Brother’s Wife (Book 5) When Grace Kingston accepts a wedding … Continue reading

Cover Reveal & Teaser: Warlord’s Mate

It feels as if I’ve been working on this story forever but it’s finally finished and is as epic as I envisioned it to be. Jorrick, my barbarian warlord, is the most alpha male I’ve ever written and I can not wait for you to meet him!  I’ve been sitting on this cover for a long while. Those on my Reader Group have seen it and were told to keep it under wraps for the time being but here it is! I love this one. It might be due to the long-haired hunk on the cover but I think its … Continue reading

New Release Coming Soon!!

Even though I have a full schedule this year, I can’t help but want to check back in on older characters. One such character is Grace Samuels. We heard a bit about her in Wild Horses and there was something tragic about her Happily Ever After and I needed to change that — So I did. You can catch up with her and Rafe on Valentine’s Day but for now, here’s a small sneak peek.   Life as a mail-order bride has turned out to be everything Grace Samuels thought it would be but after 13 years, her dreams of … Continue reading

.99¢ Book Sale!

  A Willow Creek Christmas is the book of the month over at Caroline Lee’s Book Brigade and I’ve placed it on sale for .99¢ the entire month of February!! If you haven’t read this one yet, grab it now, then join the Book Brigade to discuss it with other readers in this book club. It’s FREE to join so head on over! Find purchase links for A Willow Creek Christmas HERE.

Willow Creek Make-Over

  Some of you may have seen the new covers I’m having made for the Willow Creek series and for those who haven’t, surprise! The series is getting a facelift and I’m still excited every time I see a new cover. The Lawman came out way back in November 2011. Hard to beleive its been seven years since I took a notion to write a book in a genre I loved to read. I had no clue if I would be sucessful writing them and at the time, I didn’t really care. I just enjoyed the genre and took a … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #121 :: Julia by Lily Graison (Historical Western)

The moment I crack open a new book, I always rush through the beginning, the budding relationship between the hero and heroine, and anticipate that spontaneous moment when one of them makes their move. The First Kiss. The first turning point in every story. Every week here on the blog, I’ll be sharing First Kisses from my books and those of other authors.   This weeks Friday First Kiss comes from, Julia (Book 2 in the Angel Creek Christmas Brides Series) by Lily Graison   Her heart had been fluttering wildly as Mathew touched her but now, as he leaned down, his … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #120 :: Charity by Sylvia McDaniel (Historical Western)

The moment I crack open a new book, I always rush through the beginning, the budding relationship between the hero and heroine, and anticipate that spontaneous moment when one of them makes their move. The First Kiss. The first turning point in every story. Every week here on the blog, I’ll be sharing First Kisses from my books and those of other authors.   This weeks Friday First Kiss comes from, Charity (Book 1 in the Angel Creek Christmas Brides Series) by Sylvia McDaniel   For a man who had been open and honest with her, it seemed like a door had … Continue reading