Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year!

Looking forward to another great year of romance and connecting with readers.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

New Release Alert!

I'm excited to release my 2nd release in the "Dare to Love" Kindle World series. IT'S A DARE, BABY is the sequel to Sean and Nadia's romance in HER SEDUCTIVE DARE. If you haven't read it, you may want to grab a copy!


Sean and Nadia Colt understand just how much parenthood changes things. Their energetic 6-month-old does his best to keep them exhausted with little energy left for “mommy and daddy” time. Nadia, however, is determined to be the perfect mother and wife—until the high expectations she set for herself begins to take its toll. 

When an unexpected development adds another layer of strain between them, Sean decides a pre-holiday “mommy getaway” might be just what his wife needs. Left alone for the weekend with his hyperactive son, Sean soon develops a deeper appreciation for his wife’s role in their lives. 

But there’s someone who eagerly wants back into his… Will Sean’s newfound regard for family allow him to truly forgive his estranged mother and make their family whole again?

(International Kindle readers, see below on how to access Kindle World titles.)

**EXCERPT**

“Welcome to mommy and me yoga,” the redheaded instructor began, glancing at him encouragingly. “There are a few new faces so I’ll introduce myself. My name’s Cat and this class is to help you get in-tuned to your body, your breasts, and to spend some time bonding with your baby.”
Sean couldn’t escape the hot, curious gazes of the five mothers in the room so chose to ignore them and pray that the hour went by quickly.
“Okay mothers…and father,” Cat said in a low, soothing tone. “Let’s begin by placing your baby on the mat in front of you.”
“Bah!”
All eyes snapped in their direction as Kenny disrupted the serene atmosphere in the room and began to babble loudly. The class was categorized for babies as young as four months and as old as twelve months, yet it was his six-month-old that was the most vocal.
How was that possible?
“Shush,” Sean murmured to his son, rubbing his belly. “We’ll talk later, buddy.”
Kenny giggled and attempted to turn on his stomach. Sean knew the minute he did, he would be off to explore so he held his son close to him on the mat until he quit his squirming.
They started on a deep breathing that he had to admit he found relaxing—until he made the mistake of shutting his eyes for a second.
His eyes flew open at the startled gasp, only to find Kenny had wandered from their mat and was attempting to climb over another baby and onto the astonished mother’s lap.
“Tah bee bah…”
Sean blew out a breath and threw the mother an apologetic look. “Sorry about that,” he said, dragging his son back onto their mat. “It’s his first time.” 
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INTERNATIONAL READERS can buy Kindle Worlds titles from the Kindle Worlds US site only. Unfortunately, that means that readers using Amazon UK, CA, and AU are going to have to be a little creative and tenacious to get ahold of a copy. This is a method that has been tested and confirmed:

–Log into your Amazon UK, CA, or AU account.

–Add a United States address to your list of one-click addresses. You could try a hotel address or other business address you find online. The program is only concerned with confirming it is a legit address, not your address.

–Go to Manage Your Content & Devices, and under Country settings, change your location to US. Amazon will ask you to select an address. Select the US address you added to your one-click addresses.

–Now you can click on the Amazon US link, buy the book, and it will download onto your designated device.

–Once the book is downloaded, go back through the process changing everything back to your home country.
(Source: http://catjohnson.net/catskindleworlds)

Monday, December 5, 2016

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

#ColorOfLove Blog Hop

Welcome to the Colo of Love blog hop! I'm excited to be participating again this year and eager to get 1-clicking these amazing interracial/multicultural romance novels. If you're looking for another book to add to your TBR pile, be sure to check out my historical romance, AMAZING GRACE, which you can find in the anthology The Brightest Day.

In my contributing story, a black mail-order bride is being aided in her journey west by a former Confederate soldier. But Gracie is torn between following through with her mission or succumbing to her feelings for the rugged ex-soldier. The anthology features a total of 4 IR/MC romances of love, light, and hope and all for just $0.99. You don't want to miss out on this limited time deal!

Don't forget to check out the books in the Color of Love hop and be sure to enter for a chance to win some really cool prizes! Happy hopping. 💖


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Monday, October 24, 2016

Daughters of a Nation: "In the Morning Sun"

There's only one more week left before the official release of Daughters of a Nation! My anthology sisters and I are excited to be sharing this anthology with the world and I'm especially thrilled to be sharing a bit about my story in the collection...

IN THE MORNING SUN
With the election of 1868 underway, Madeline Asher’s mission is clear: educate and enlist the freedmen of Nebraska to vote. After losing the man she loves to war—and a small piece of herself along the way—Madeline is determined to reclaim her life by making a difference in others. But when Union veteran James Blakemore III comes back into her life, Madeline must choose between a future she’s always wanted and the chance to shape a greater nation.

(Photographs by William C Withers and Mathew Brady)

For those of you who are familiar with my story AMAZING GRACE in our last anthology, The Brightest Day, you'll remember Madeline Asher as the mail-order bride being sent to Montana and who was also the travel companion for my heroine, Gracie Shaw. In that story, Madeline doesn't quite make it to Montana and you'll soon learn why.

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed writing this story about a head-strong woman looking to make a difference in her country and the Union soldier she loved and lost. This story took me through a roller coaster of emotions and not just from writing Madeline and James story but from the research that I went through to pull this book together. I learned so much about people I had never heard of—people who came before and fought hard and valiantly to keep this country united and to fulfill its promise of liberty and freedom for all. Women like Frances Ellen Watkins Harper—who is well known as one of the first African American suffragette and perhaps not so well known for being the "Rosa Parks" of her time when she refused to give up her seat in a segregated trolley in Philadelphia. She was a huge inspiration and influence in my story and to my heroine, Madeline.

But when writing historicals, it's hard not to get lost in the research. The story is set during the first presidential election since the end of the Civil War and since the emancipation proclamation freed all slaves and gave African American men the right to vote. During that time, the climate of the country was not at it's best. IN THE MORNING SUN addresses a lot of those tough issues, which are sadly still applicable today—issues such as unlawful voter restrictions, neglect of our veterans, women rights and the lack thereof, racism and inequality.

However, I am and will always be a romance writer first, so despite these sensitive topics, there is still a central love story and of course a happily-ever-after.

Daughters of a Nation is an anthology filled with stories that are meant to bring about a sense of spirit, hope, and love. It spans several time periods of struggles for not just women rights but human rights. That is what makes are nation great—the people that came before that fought and struggle for the rights we enjoy now. And what continues to make our country great is those who continue that fight so that for liberty, equality, and justice for all.

Now for a special sneak peek into IN THE MORNING SUN...

In this flashback scene, Madeline recalls the moment James tells her of his plans to enlist in the Union army.

“I don’t want you to go, Jimmy.”

His expression softened. “I have to join, Maddie. The victory at Gettysburg was only the beginning. If we want an end to come to this rebellion, the Union needs more men to fight.”

"But what of those who have been selected for conscription. The government will have number of men they need to enlist.”

“You’ve read of what’s happening in New York. Those riots are a big setback to our cause and drafting men to fight can’t be the only solution. I for one will not just sit and wait to be called to fight.”

Madeline grabbed his hand and held it tight. “But you can do so much more for the cause here than in any battlefield. You don’t need to risk your life!”

“I have a chance to do more than write recruitment bills and articles. Let me help the Union secure victory against the southern rebels and then you’ll see. Soon, everything we’ve fought hard for will finally be realized.”

She swallowed hard, her next words barely a whisper. “And what if you die?”

He brought her hand to his lips then gifted her with his signature smile. “You worry for naught, love. This war is close to coming to an end and you forget. I’m too stubborn to die.” ♥


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