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I got the okay to share… so, here it is:

 

BakersLaw_final

 

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Shameless self promotion

So when I signed my Harlequin contract in October, I had no idea how quickly things might move (I anticipated the book to be released in a year or so). Color me shocked and then some when I got notice my book: Baker’s Law would be released in February—2014. Yep in a little over two months.

I haven’t even gotten a cover yet and it’s already up on Amazon (WOOT) as a pre-order. It’s initial release on Feb. 3 is going to be part of a e-book box set  with three other authors (Selena Bowen, Rebecca Avery and Amy Jo Cousins). Of course I’ve already pre-ordered my copy! In May, the four e-book titles will all be individually released.

How exciting is that?!?!

The Harlequin Series Digital First is a brand spanking new line. The first two books will be released in December. It’s pretty exciting—did I already say that? Rolling on the floor laughing

I am working hard—writing every day (often with Amie’s pushing me along, ‘cause I need it!) getting the next book to the finish line. And can I just say, from day one of my “writing career”, selling to Harlequin was number one on my list of goals. I achieved it! And now I can’t wait to make a new list and get rocking on that.

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Two lies and a truth

Okay so that’s not quite right. It’s supposed to be, two truths and a lie. Have you ever played this game? You give three “facts” about yourself, two of which are true, the third being a lie (pretty self-explanatory by the title). I figured I would tweak this game a tad (hence being one truth) and update folks on some news about me. It’s a fun way to get the word out, yes?

Anyhoo… here we go.

1) I am pregnant with boy child #5

2) I sold a two-book deal to Harlequin

3) I got a fairy tattoo on my shoulder

 

Out of the three, which one do you think is the truth? Can you guess or do you hate guessing games? (who could hate guessing games, though?!?)

So what do you think? Going, going….

The truth is:

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The Cowgirl gets some paper

I love my e-books. I actually had an old, old Palm Pilot years ago. My hubby bought it for me for my birthday. And this was years before e-readers were out there (No Nooks or Kindles). I was reading my e-books everywhere… and the great thing was it was backlit so I could sit with all the lights off, not keep anyone else awake (because, I tell you, when my kids were really little, if there was a light on after bedtime they’d find you… ), and read to my heart’s content. My point is, I’ve dug e-books for a long time.

Still, there’s something to be said for a paperback. And as a paperback hoarder, I love me some in-my-hand books (I think last count I was rounding the 1600 mark—like I said, hoarder). I love the feel and the smell of paperbacks. I love to look at a bookshelf and figure out which ones I’ve read, which ones I’ve reread and which is next. Granted, I am a *little* weird when it comes to books. Back when I only had 3 kids (there’s 4 now) my only out-of-the-house time was taking the boys to the library. I would start at one end of a section and work my way to the other end. I’d read 75% of the books in it, then move on to the next section. Truth be told, I still do that, but my trips to the library are fewer since I now hoard my own collection. I’m sure there’s got to be some program for excessive readers, but as I won’t go, don’t bother to tell me. Smile with tongue out

All this is so you understand why I was so excited to see RHINESTONE COWGIRL come out in print. The only thing better than paperbacks, are *my* paperbacks. Open-mouthed smile and yes, I am totally biased!

dbm-rhinestone-full (6)Poppy Dumphy is Beverly Hills born and bred, and she has everything money can buy-except a connection with her father. After his death, she learns why and leaves her posh life to expose a long-kept secret.

In Rowdy, Texas, small-town living suits Cale Hollander to a comfortable T. He runs his ranch, helps his neighbors, and is wary of strangers. The former rodeo bronc buster wants to return to his first love-riding. The last thing he needs is a distraction in the form of a petite blonde.

The pair butts heads at every encounter as intensifying attractions-and mounting suspicions-flourish. Neither is prepared for the other as they fail in their fight with temptation. If they give in, will they both lose all they cherish when the truth comes out? Or can they build a life together better than either ever dreamed of? ** A BookStrand Mainstream Romance

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Today is the release of my ninth book: RHINESTONE COWGIRL… WOOT!

RHINESTONE COWGIRL

From Siren Bookstrand Publishing

Genre: Contemporary, Western Romance
ISBN: 1-61034-590-8
Length: Novel
Price: $4.99
Publication Date: August 16, 2011 (in e format; print due Dec ’11)

Cover art by Jinger Heaston

Poppy Dumphy is Beverly Hills born and bred with everything money can buy except a connection with her father… after his death she learns why. She leaves her posh life, travels halfway across the country to expose a long-kept secret.

In Rowdy, Texas, small town living suits Cale Hollander to a comfortable T. He runs his ranch, helps his neighbors and is wary of strangers. The former rodeo bronc-buster wants to return to his first love—riding. The last thing he needs is a distraction in the form of a petite blonde.

 

The pair butt heads at every encounter as intensifying attractions—and mounting suspicions—flourish. Neither is prepared for the other as they fail in their fight with temptation. As they give in, will they both lose all they cherish when the truth comes out? Or can they build a life together better than either ever dreamed of?

 

And …..

 

Don’t forget, WRONG TURN, RIGHT COWBOY is now available in print.

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Yesterday I received the new cover for my next release: RHINESTONE COWGIRL… WOOT!

RHINESTONE COWGIRL

From Siren Bookstrand Publishing

Genre: Contemporary, Western Romance
ISBN: 1-61034-590-8
Length: Novel
Price: $4.99
Publication Date: August 16, 2011 (in e format; print due Dec ’11)

Cover art by Jinger Heaston

Poppy Dumphy is Beverly Hills born and bred with everything money can buy except a connection with her father… after his death she learns why. She leaves her posh life, travels halfway across the country to expose a long-kept secret.

In Rowdy, Texas, small town living suits Cale Hollander to a comfortable T. He runs his ranch, helps his neighbors and is wary of strangers. The former rodeo bronc-buster wants to return to his first love—riding. The last thing he needs is a distraction in the form of a petite blonde.

 

The pair butt heads at every encounter as intensifying attractions—and mounting suspicions—flourish. Neither is prepared for the other as they fail in their fight with temptation. As they give in, will they both lose all they cherish when the truth comes out? Or can they build a life together better than either ever dreamed of?

 

And …..

 

Don’t forget, WRONG TURN, RIGHT COWBOY will be out in print Aug. 2

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Book news … coming soon

I think a while back I mentioned I was working on something and might have some news soon, well… blam… here ya go: I have sold a new book to Siren Publishing. It is a Contemporary Western. I set it in a fictional town in west Texas. It’s due to come out late this summer.

It’s funny, when I told my mom about it, first thing she asks was, “Does it still have all that S.E.X.?” (I so didn’t want to tell her how she sounded like her mother right then…LOL) To which I answered unabashedly, “Of course, it does.” I don’t know what her objection is… it’s a natural, wonderful thing. I have written a couple of books without sex, neither of which were romance novels–w/ romance novels, though, it flows naturally in the story to me, so she will (have to) get over her objections–and I know she’ll read it anyway.

A little bit about the story (without giving too much away). Like I mentioned, it takes place in a fictional town–I modeled it after the town my mom was born and raised in (I can still vividly see the main street layout, so it’s easy to tweak to fit my story). The hero is a former bronc-rider trying to get back into the rodeo game. The heroine is a pampered princess from the Hills who has come a long way to reveal a long-long kept secret. And the two drive each other mad with suspicions and want…

I fall a little in love with all my heroes (I think you have to or the reader won’t) but this one, he’s by far the one I am most enamored with. To me, he is the perfect mixture of rugged, sexy, thoughtful and sexy–yeah, two times worth of mentioning. I like putting a lot of characters in my books, too. So there are many of the town represented. I like that home-town feel where a community–individually and as a whole–is as much a character as the hero/heroine.

I don’t want to give any more details just yet as I haven’t gotten all the okays and whatnot… but I couldn’t keep it to myself much longer. As soon as I get the cover, I will post it on my blog day along with more of a blurb and the links… I am so excited!

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