A new baby and a new giveaway*!

*Not the baby

Happy Monday, everyone! I’m sorry I haven’t been around much the past month. Here’s my excuse:

Baby at six weeks

Meet Baby Lilah! She arrived in the wee hours of the morning on February 2, and she’s filled our hearts with joy ever since. We’re all so in love! Seriously, how can I be expected to do anything but stare into that cheeky little face all day?

I’ve been trying not to work much, but last week I got some fantastic news. Taming the Legend has been nominated for the 2016 DABWAHA award! This is the second year in a row one of my books has been nominated (Unwrapping Her Perfect Match was included last year), and I’m beyond thrilled.

Never heard of DABWAHA? It’s a competition run by Dear Author and Smart Bitches Trashy Books to find out readers’ favorite books of the previous year. Here’s their explanation:

The DABWAHA is our annual NCAA-style tournament of books. 64 books are selected in 8 different categories, and readers pick brackets of which books they think will win each round.

The winners of each round are determined by public voting, so it helps your cause to promote the books you want to win each round.

You can see the full list of DABWAHA nominees here.

Of course, I really want you to vote for Taming the Legend (voting starts Thursday!). But I’m also doing a giveaway of my own to celebrate being included in DABWAHA. You could win Taming the Legend and your choice of five other ebooks from the list of nominees! Seriously, you guys, there are some AMAZING books there. Hurry and enter now for your chance to win… and don’t forget to vote for Taming the Legend!

Enter below or (if you have trouble viewing the entry form) enter here.

Announcing the winner of my Valentine’s giveaway!

Hello hello! For those of you keeping track of Baby Watch 2016, she is now one week overdue. I’ve tried most of the old-fashioned ways of encouraging her to get going. I’ve been walking all over town, and I don’t think my stomach can handle many more jalapenos or curry. I’m starting to think this child will graduate from high school in 18 years and I’ll have to be wheeled down the aisle to collect her diploma because the kid will STILL BE IN MY BELLY.

Anyway, I do have some good news. My Valentine’s giveaway ended today, and someone is going to be very excited to get a prize pack with luxurious bath products, chocolates and my book One Night with Her Bachelor. And that person is… Clare Roden!

Congrats, Clare!

Thank you to everyone who entered! I’ll announce another giveaway later this month. Hopefully the next time you hear from me it’ll be to announce my new daughter’s birth. Either that, or you might hear a news story about me exploding, like that python that tried to swallow an alligator in Florida.

Win a Valentine’s Day prize pack!

As lots of you know, I’m nine months pregnant and about to burst! In fact, tomorrow’s my due date (and my birthday), but I wanted to try to organize something special for my lovely readers (that’s you!) to show you how much I appreciate all your support. Since I’ve been feeling big and tired and slow and uncomfortable, I decided to do a giveaway of indulgent goodies so one of you can spend Valentine’s Day with special treats that make you feel good.

So I’m doing a Valentine’s Day giveaway!

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You could win:
* a box of luxurious bath products from LUSH
* a box of See’s candy (my favorites!)
* my book One Night with Her Bachelor (ebook)

After you enter, you’ll have a chance to earn more entry points by sharing a special, unique-to-you link with your friends. (Make sure to enter first because that’s the only way you get the custom link!)

Hurry and enter now! The giveaway ends on February 1, so the winner should (hopefully!) get the prizes in time to spoil themselves with treats on Valentine’s Day.

Enter using the form below or enter on my Facebook page.

Good luck!

99 cent sale for One Night with Her Bachelor!

Hello! How many of you have read the three books I wrote last year about brothers Gabriel, Wyatt and Austin in Montana? If you haven’t tried them yet, I have good news… the first book in the series, One Night with Her Bachelor, is on sale for only $0.99 from today through Monday, January 18!

Since each of the books was originally published as part of a different multi-author series, my amazing publisher Tule Publishing has given the three books beautiful new covers to show that they’re all related to each other! I absolutely love these covers. What do you think?

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If you haven’t read the books yet, go grab One Night with Her Bachelor while it’s on sale — and please help me spread the word by sharing this post with your friends! Thank you so much!

One Night with Her Bachelor

Bid on a date with this wounded warrior for an unforgettable night of adventure. Aim high—and bid higher!—because no one comes close to local hero Gabriel Morales.

Molly Dekker hates being the town charity case, but when her son Josh is seriously injured she has no choice. She lets her best friend organize a bachelor auction to help pay her massive bills and make Josh’s life more comfortable. She can’t bid on any of the men, but a surprise bidder gives her a gift she never expected: a date with the man who saved her son’s life—the only one she’s in danger of losing her heart to.

Former Air Force pararescueman Gabriel Morales made a career of flying to the rescue, until a tragic helicopter crash stole more than his livelihood. Being auctioned off like a slab of beef isn’t in his recovery plan. But one look, one touch and one night unlocking Molly’s pent-up passion make him realize how badly he needs to be rescued…and how badly he wants to rescue Molly right back.

Will Molly and Gabriel’s never-quit attitude have them rushing head-first into love? Or will Gabriel’s secret pain stall their relationship before it can get off the ground?

Buy it at Amazon.com | Amazon UK | Amazon Canada | B&N | iBooks | Google Play | Kobo

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Coming in 2016: A baby, books, giveaways and more!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season full of tasty treats, good books and even better times with friends and family. This was the first Christmas my daughter Doodle Bug was old enough to comprehend what was going on, and I had so much fun doing crafts and reading Christmas stories with her.

I wanted to say thank-you to all the readers who discovered my books in 2015 and took the time to email me, chat with me on Facebook and Twitter, and leave reviews. It was an incredibly busy year. I published four books, had my website redesigned, put together two samplers of my books (which you can get for free by subscribing to my newsletter), oversaw the audiobook production for Unwrapping Her Perfect Match, and read a bunch of great romances. Somehow, I also managed to find time to get pregnant. 😉

So the first challenge of my new year will be to bring my new daughter into the world. She’s due on January 25, which is also my birthday, but she could arrive any time now. If you don’t hear from me much in the next couple of months, it’s because I’ve been working so hard that I’ve procrastinated on preparing for the baby. Whoops! Time to get Doodle Bug’s old baby clothes down from the attic and chain myself to the washing machine.

London Legends news

Given the fact that I have no idea what life will be like as the mom of two kids under three years old — and that I also have a day job — I’m trying not to commit myself to projects I might not be able to complete. BUT… there are two books I’m really eager to write, and I’m going to try my hardest to get them both out this year. Here’s a hint:

Happy 2016, London Legends fans!

 

That’s right… two of my London Legends will (hopefully!) meet the women of their dreams (or maybe nightmares??) this year. They’ll both be familiar to those of you who have read Tempting the Player. In that book, Sean Castells was the hero’s cocky young rival on the team, and Alfie Hardwick is the player whose sudden tragic loss meant Matt Ogden had a chance at a starting position. They’ve both been on my mind a lot since I wrote Tempting the Player, and I’m really eager to write their stories. I’m not making any predictions about when I’ll be able to publish them, but my plan is to get them both onto your ereaders this year.

Giveaways

I’ve been doing more giveaways on my Facebook page, and I plan to continue because they’re so much fun. I hope you’ll join me there.

Also, right now The Book Queen is giving away the winner’s choice of her Royal Picks for December, one of which is Three Nights Before Christmas. Enter before January 3!

A street team and review crew

Over the last few months, several of you have approached me asking if I have a private group for readers who want to review my books or get more involved in promoting my books. I’m so humbled that you guys would want that!

I plan to launch a private Facebook group for my readers… but I don’t know when. Probably sometime after the baby’s born and I have my body and brain back again (that happens eventually, right??). If you’re interested, make sure you subscribe to my newsletter and blog and follow me on Facebook, because that’s where I’ll be posting more info.

That’s it for now! Thank you again for all your support last year, and I hope you all have an amazing 2016 ahead of you. I look forward to sharing the year with you!