On The Road at The Jaunty Quills

Christmas in July

Love Christmas romances? Well, I’m hosting my pal Debbie Mason at The Jaunty Quills today, and she’s giving away two of her bestselling Christmas contemporary romances. Stop by the JQ’s and comment for a chance to win!


Giveaway & New Books!

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Are you a fan of Christmas romances? Stop by my facebook page for a chance to win It Happened at Christmas, a fabulous holiday contemporary romance by Debbie Mason. Just click here and leave a comment to enter.

And speaking of fabulous contemporary romances, the incomparable Kristan Higgins has a new book out this week. In Your Dreams is on sale right now. No one writes contemporary romance like Kristan, so I urge you to check it out! Even better, Kristan is donating a portion of her first week sales to Fisher House, a charity which assists the families of wounded soldiers. Pop on over to Kristan’s website to find out more and for all the deets on the book.


So Many Good Books…

Christmas in July


There are some great books out today, including this one by contemporary romance author Debbie Mason.  Christmas in July is the second in her series set in the picturesque mountain town of Christmas, Colorado.  Debbie writes wonderful books that are funny, romantic, and heart-wrenching all at the same time.  This story is about a soldier returning home from the battlefield, and I assure you that you’ll shed more than a few tears!

What’s really cool is that Christmas in July is currently on sale for only $1.99 in digital.  You can download it from Amazon, B & N, and from the Apple Store.  Trust me – it’s a total bargain at that price!  And, of course, it’s available in print from most retailers.

Another book I’m excited about is Lady Windermere’s Fan, by Miranda Neville.  Miranda writes fantastic, smart, sexy historical romance, and I just know I’m going to love this book.  It’s definitely at the top of my TBR pile.

Lady Windemere's Fan


And isn’t that a fantastic cover?!  Check out Miranda’s website for details and buy links.

Finally, if you’re looking for something REALLY steamy, try out award-winning author Sharon Page’s new historical erotic romance, Deeply in You.  Sharon’s books just burn up the page and she always has the most interesting Regency settings, too.

Sharon Page


Another beautiful cover!  You can find out all the details on Sharon’s website.

Happy reading!


Calling All Aspiring Writers!!

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Are you writing a romance novel for publication, either traditionally or self-published? Looking for some professional feedback?  Well, you’ve come to the right place!  I’m teaming up with bestselling contemporary romance writer Debbie Mason to offer a critique of the first thirty pages of your romance manuscript. We’re even including copies of our signed books along with the critiques!

Even better, it’s for a good cause: Brenda Novak’s Online Auction for Diabetes Research.  By bidding on my critique or on one of the hundreds of other donations on offer, you can help polish your manuscript, win some great books, lunch with your favorite author, or bid on hundreds of gift baskets or prizes.  It’s an awesome event, and I would really encourage you to check it out.

As an added incentive, I can tell you that some of the pre-published authors I’ve critiqued in the past have gone on to win very good publishing contracts. *wink* Debbie and I would love to help you do the same!  So just click on this link to check out our bid and to support Brenda Novak’s very worthwhile cause.

And hurry, because the auction closes in less than a week!

Have a peaceful and Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

The Brenda Novak Annual On-Line Auction!!

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Every year, the fabulous Brenda Novak runs an on-line auction to raise funds for diabetes research.  There’s an amazing number of cool items up for bid, including fantastic gift baskets, vacations, jewelry, and even lunch with your favorite author!  You can check out all the different categories here.

There are also specially designated categories for readers and aspiring writers, offering things like book baskets and author critiques.  As in the past, I’m happy to offer a critique of a manuscript – but this year I’m doing something different.  I’m teaming up with my critique partner, bestselling contemporary romance writer Debbie Mason, to offer a critique of the first 30 pages of a romance manuscript.  The person with the winning bid will get two critiques for the price of one!

So, all you aspiring writers, check it out!  You can also look at all the other critiques offered by a dazzling array of authors, editors, and agents.  It’s a really cool way to get feedback on your manuscript and donate to a good cause, too!