Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My Weekly Hi

Hi All

Just wanted to let you know I'm still working happily away on LAST CHANCE. I'm really loving McKenna and Lucas. They're two of the most unique characters I've ever created. And on April 27, 2010, I sincerely hope you love them just as much!

Copy edits for SECOND CHANCE were delivered this morning. So in between writing LAST CHANCE, I'll be working on those. Which means two things. I'm going to be very busy, which you know I love. But also, as soon as the copy edits are complete, I will be posting an excerpt of SECOND CHANCE on my website. Yay! Thanks again for everyone's patience. I can't wait to share it with you, I promise!

Okay, retreating back into my little writing cave. Hope you're having a fabulous week and that your days are filled with sunshine and great books you can curl up with and enjoy.

Till next time!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Happy Monday and Goodbye Summer

Hi Everyone!

Just wanted to let you know I'm still here and still writing. LAST CHANCE is due in a few weeks, so I probably won't be posting too much until I finish it. Also, just received word that copy edits on SECOND CHANCE will be here soon. So, busy, busy, busy for me. And I'm loving it!

The good news is that as soon as copy edits of SECOND CHANCE are done, I'll be posting an excerpt. Yay! I've received so many kind emails wanting to know more and I thank you for your patience. Just a few more weeks, I promise.

Can you believe this is the last day of summer? Where has the year gone? It's been raining just about the entire month of September. Yesterday I was coming out of church and the sun was shining. It was a glorious sight. And then it disappeared and the rain started again. Hopefully it'll dry up soon, but I must admit that rainy weather always puts me in the mood to write. Which is great!

So, with that said, I'm off to write. Remember, if you have any questions or just want to say hi, feel free to email me at

Until later, stay dry and enjoy this terrific reading weather with a good book!

Monday, September 14, 2009


Congratulations to the following:


Since I received four emails at the same time, I thought it only fair to give away four copies instead of two.

Stay tuned for more chances to win coming up in the next few weeks.

Thanks everyone!

SECOND CHANCE Back Cover Blurb is up!

Happy Monday all. Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

At last I'm sharing information on SECOND CHANCE. Since there's a major RUN TO ME spoiler in the blurb, I wanted to wait as long as possible. If you've not read RUN TO ME, you might want to wait to read the SECOND CHANCE blurb. Up to you!

In celebration of putting the blurb up, I'm giving away two signed copies of RUN TO ME today, plus autographed cover flats of SECOND CHANCE. The first two people to email me at will win.

And if you have any questions about SECOND CHANCE or any of the other books, feel free to drop me a line.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Quick Update

Happy Thursday Everyone!

I'm just popping in to give you a heads-up. I'm finishing up the page proofs for NO CHANCE and they're going out tomorrow. This is my LAST CHANCE to make changes. My SECOND CHANCE was during copy edits and after this I have NO CHANCE.

Okay, I know that was a corny way to plug my book titles but it was least for me.

After the page proofs get sent out, I'm locking myself in my office because LAST CHANCE is due in October. However, I did want to tell you that before I lock myself in, I am going to be posting the back cover blurb for SECOND CHANCE. The excerpt is still a few weeks away, but at least you'll get to read what the book will be about. Everyone has been so patient and I so appreciate your interest. I'll try to have it up early next week. When it posts, I'll pop on and let you know and will have another giveaway. Yay!

Until next week, stay cool, stay safe and read some great books!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Monday and Happy Labor Day

Hi Everyone, just popping in to wish everyone a good Monday and happy holiday for some.

I'm in the midst of working on page proofs for NO CHANCE and writing LAST CHANCE. It's kind of cool because McKenna, the heroine of LAST CHANCE, is introduced in NO CHANCE, so I can go back and forth between the two manuscripts and get to know her even better. I have loved all of my heroes and heroines, but I must say that McKenna Sloane and Lucas Kane are becoming very dear to me. So intriguing...brave yet so vulnerable. And, oh my, the villain is just hideous. Every time I write a scene of him, I want to smack him.

Still hoping to get an excerpt up of SECOND CHANCE within the next few weeks. I like to wait until I receive the copy edited version of a book before I post an excerpt. That way I can make sure it's as accurate as possible. I've received numerous emails asking about SECOND CHANCE and when I'm going to put out more information about it. I promise, it's coming soon!

Okay, back to work for me. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me at I'll do my best to answer them.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Last Contest

Okay all. Here's one for the person who can answer the fastest.

From the RUN TO ME excerpt on my website: What's Shea's husband's name?

First person with the right answer receives: $25 gift card to B&N, a signed copy of RUN TO ME and a signed cover flat of NO CHANCE.

Ready. Set. Post!

And the Winner is...

Congratulations to Vanessa Kelley! She's the winner of a $25 B&N gift card and a signed copy of RESCUE ME!

Vanessa, please email me your mailing address at:

Thanks to everyone who commented.

Next and Last contest in 5...4...3...2...1...

Best Book This Year Contest

Hi All, though my contests are usually several contests throughout the day, with the first commenter winning, I'm on deadline, which means I need to be writing. LAST CHANCE is due in a month!

So here's the deal. I'll choose (actually will let my husband choose) a random commenter.

Here's the challenge. Please name the BEST book you've read this year. And just so my feelings won't get hurt or I won't have the ego the size of Alabama, I'll eliminate my books from the challenge.

I'll announce the winner at 6:00 PM CST and will have another contest then, with a bit more of a challenge.

Oh, prize? $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble and a signed copy of RESCUE ME.

So, you have several hours to give me the name of the the BEST book you've read this year. And, if you like, tell me why you thought it was the best book.

It doesn't have to be romance, but let's keep it a fiction book.

Hope you have a great day! See you at 6:00!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Happy September!

Hi All!

Just wanted to wish you a happy first day of September and invite you to come back tomorrow. I'm going to be giving away some fabulous goodies. Will probably post around 10:00 CST, so come on over and visit a while. Let's have some fun and enjoy the coming autumn.

Till tomorrow!