Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

Hey Everyone!

Just dropping by to say thank you for helping to make 2011 such a great year for me. I am so richly blessed and you are part of that blessing.

I hope that 2012 is a gloriously bright and wonderful year for you and that only good things come your way.

Be sure to come by on Monday for Recommend Monday. We'll be talking about our favorite reads of the year, so if you have some bookstore gift cards burning a hole in your pocket, get ready!

Stay safe and have a fabulous New Year's Eve!

See you back here in 2012.

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Just Romantic Suspense Blog

Happy Thursday!

I'm over at Just Romantic Suspense blog today chatting about Unexpected Heroes and Jared Livingston. Come over and chat for a chance to win a Last Chance Rescue book of your choice!

Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Day After...

Happy Wednesday All!

After the partying all day yesterday, I'm feeling a little hung over. How about you?

Thanks again for making the SWEET REWARD release day party such fun. I'll try to get all prizes out very soon.

The Last Chance Trivia contest was a hit! And wow, you guys know your LCR trivia. With the exception of a couple of entries, everyone got the answers correct. Yay LCR fans! The winner was chosen using Random.Org. Congrats to Amanda Cantu for winning a $50 gift card to either Barnes and Noble or Amazon! Amanda, email me at and let me know which one you want!

For another chance to win a SWEET book, I'm over at the blog Stitch-Read-Cook today, talking about A Day in My Life. Come visit me over there!

Tomorrow, I'll be over at Just Romantic Suspense chatting about when and why I fell in love with Jared Livingston before I even wrote his book. I'll post the link tomorrow. There will be giveaways!

Hope everyone has a fabulous day. Thanks again for being the most awesome loyal readers in the world. You're the best!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Thanks Everyone!

Hey All!

Thanks so much for making release day so much fun! Prizes will be sent out asap.

I hope you enjoy SWEET REWARD. Jared and Mia were such fun characters to write. If you do like their story, I would sincerely appreciate it if you'd tell others about the series. There are still lots of people who haven't discovered the Last Chance Rescue series.

Don't forget to send in your LCR trivia answers. I'll collect them until 9:00 AM tomorrow and will announce the winner around 10:00.

Thanks again! Much love to all!

SWEET REWARD Release Day Par-tay Part VII

Welcome back to the party! Congrats to Spav for winning last hour's contest!

Since this is the last one of the day and we've been partying so hard, we'll end with an easy one. First person to answer correctly wins an LCR book of your choice and a $10 Barnes and Noble gift card.

What is Jared's ex-wife's new husband's name?

Ready. Set. Post!

Last Chance Rescue Trivia Contest (edited with answers)

Hope you're having a great Wednesday. Here's the LCR trivia contest with answers. Thanks to everyone who played and congrats again to Amanda for winning the $50 gift card!

1) In RESCUE ME, what was Eden St. Claire's real name?

Devon Winters

2) In RETURN TO ME, what city and state was Samara living in when Noah came to ask for her help.

Birmingham, Alabama

3) What was the name of the villain in RUN TO ME who tortured Cole and Shea?

Donald Rosemount

4) In NO CHANCE, Skylar James and Gabe Maddox met on an island in the South Pacific. Name that island.

Kalamina Island

5) In SECOND CHANCE, what are the names of Keeley Fairchild's twin daughters.

Hannah and Hailey

6) What was McKenna Sloan's nickname in LAST CHANCE?

Ghost (Kudos to those who remembered that Dylan also called her Squirt!)

7) In SWEET JUSTICE, who was Seth Cavanaugh accused of murdering?

Montgomery Jenkins

8) In SWEET REVENGE, what was the name of Jamie's aunt?


9) SWEET REWARD's Jared Livingston once worked for a secretive government agency. Name that agency.

International Deep Cover (IDC)

SWEET REWARD Release Day Par-tay Part VI

Welcome back to the party! Congrats to Alison for winning last hour's prize!

A Last Chance Rescue trivia contest will be posted at 3:05. Everyone, including all of today's winners, are invited to participate.

Now, continuing the party...the first person to answer this question wins a signed copy of SWEET REWARD and a $10 Barnes and Noble card.

What kind of motorcycle does Jared Livingston ride?

Ready. Set. Post!

SWEET REWARD Release Day Par-tay Part V

Welcome back to the party! Congrats to Danny for winning last hour's prizes.

Here's another easy one for you. Name all nine Last Chance Rescue books!

First person to name them all wins a signed copy of an LCR book of your choice and a $15 gift card to Amazon.

Ready. Set. Post!

SWEET REWARD Release Day Par-tay Part IV

Welcome back to the party!

Here's an easy and quickie for a chance for a signed copy of SWEET REWARD and a $10 Amazon card. First person to answer correctly wins!

At the beginning of SWEET REWARD, Jared and other LCR operatives are trying to save a young girl from a bad man who has kidnapped her. What's the name of that bad man? (First name is in excerpt)

Ready. Set. Post!

SWEET REWARD Release Day Par-tay Part III

Welcome back to the party! Congrats to Jennifer for winning last hour's prize!

Let's go for another quiz. The first person to answer correctly wins a signed LCR book of your choice and a $10 gift card to Barnes and Noble.

Mia Ryker's rescue operation is located in what city and state?

Ready. Set. Post!

SWEET REWARD Release Day Par-tay Part II

Welcome back to the party! Congrats to Jane for winning the first prize of the day! And there's more to be won!

Let's go for a little quiz this time. The first person to answer correctly wins a signed LCR book of your choice and a $10 Amazon gift card.

What country and city is Jared Livingston in when he gets the news that his ex-wife's daughter is missing? (Hint: answer is in the excerpt)

Ready. Set. Post!

How SWEET is is! SWEET REWARD is Here!!!

SWEET REWARD, the final book in the Last Chance Rescue series, is finally in stores! Yay! Yay! Yippeee!!!

Happy Release Day to Jared and Mia! ! I'm so thrilled to be able to say those words! I love this book and these characters and hope you will too. SWEET REWARD is in stores everywhere and can be ordered online as well. If you're in a store and see it on the shelf, snap a photo and send it to me. I'll post it for you.

Okay, let's get this party started! We're going to have contests and giveaways every hour until 4:00 PM. That's six chances for you to win a prize! Also, I'll post an LCR trivia contest later today. Answer all questions correctly for a chance at a fabulous prize!

Now, to show my love and I do LOVE you all for the love you've shown the LCR gang, I'm giving away a signed copy of SWEET REWARD and a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card to the first person who comments with: "I WANT JARED LIVINGSTON'S BOOK!"

I'll announce each winner in the blog comments and then in the next blog post. Be sure to leave your email address in your comments so I can contact you.

Okay, let's get this party started! Who's going to be the first winner?

Ready. Set. Post!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Recommend Monday!

Good Monday and Happy Holidays to everyone!

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, lots of holiday fun with your family and I hope everything is wonderful and bright in your world. So many beautiful things going on this time of year. You can just almost feel the love in the air.

My Christmas was filled with laughter, too much delicious food and then more laughter. Our family celebrates together on Christmas Eve and it's always such a joy to watch the kiddies, young and old, tear into their presents and "ooh" and "ahh" over their gifts. And of course, there's always the one or two gag gifts that we seem to get the most joy from. My hubby is the number one culprit when it comes to gag gifts. He gave one to my brother-in-law this year that had everyone in stitches. Do you guys do that? What the best gift you received this year? What about the funniest?

Guess what? We're less than 15 hours away from the official release of SWEET REWARD! If you're wondering what to do with those bookstore gift cards, what better way to spend them but on a SWEET REWARD! I think some stores put it out early because I've heard from several people who have already read it. Early reports are that readers are loving it. Yay!

Tomorrow, we'll have a release day party for Mia and Jared. We'll start around 10 AM (CST) with prizes, trivia and lots of fun. Hope you can make it!

Did you get to read anything last week or during the weekend that you loved? If so, please share. All those bookstore gift cards are burning a whole in our pockets!

Thursday, December 29, I'll be at the Just Romantic Suspense blog talking about SWEET REWARD and why I fell in love with Jared Livingston long before I wrote his book. Hope you'll come by and chat with me. There will be prizes! I'll post the link here on Thursday morning.

The remainder of the week, I'll be do a little writing, a bit of reading and probably lots of sleeping. 2012 is going to be incredibly busy so I'm going to get as much sleep as possible. (:

And because this is the season of giving and because I love you guys so much, I'm going to give a signed copy of SWEET REWARD to one of today's commenters. All you have to do is either recommend a great book or tell me, "I WANT A SWEET REWARD" to be entered into the drawing. I'll announce the winner tomorrow before we start partying.

Hope you have a lovely day. Be sure to come back tomorrow for the party! It's going to be a SWEET release day party! Don't miss it!

Happy Monday!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Just wanted to take a few moments and wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas. I hope all of your Christmas wishes come true!

See you Monday for Recommend Monday! And then Tuesday, for the release day party for SWEET REWARD!

God bless.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Four Days Till SWEET REWARD!

Happy Thursday Everyone!

Hope you're having a great week and getting ready to celebrate large this weekend. I'm finally through with my shopping and am ready to do some wrapping, baking and candy making. Yay!

With the release of SWEET REWARD only days away, as an enticement, I thought I'd share some reviews over the next few days as we countdown to Tuesday. Here's an awesome review written by Dawn over at Guilty Pleasures.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Recommend Monday!

Good Monday Everyone!

How was your weekend? Do anything fun? Are you still shopping or have you finished your gift buying? Did you find time to curl up with a good book? If so, we want to hear about it!

My weekend was fun and full. As usual, I'm running late on my shopping. Wish I was one of those people who start their shopping December 26 for the next year. Are you one of those? If so, know that you have my admiration and not a little bit of envy. (:

Did everyone see my post last week? I was finally able to share news about the new series. At this point, I'm calling it the Wildefire series but that's subject to change. My heroines' last name is Wilde and they grew up on Wildefire Lane in a small town in Alabama, not far from Mobile. The town is fictional, but the southern will be fully authentic! Finally can use some of those y'alls that come so easy for me!

Not to be too melodramatic, but did you notice we're only 7 days away from the last of the Last Chance Rescue books? SWEET REWARD releases on Tuesday, December 27! Woohoo! I loved Jared and Mia and hope you will too!

I've lived with these LCR characters since 2006, when I first started writing RESCUE ME. I know their flaws and strengths, as well as their deepest fears and incredible courage. Saying goodbye is both a happy and sad time for me. I'll miss hanging out with these interesting, intriguing characters, but knowing they will continue to rescue victims as they live out their happily ever after is a great comfort. And Aidan, Angela, Kendra, Raphael and Sabrina Fox continue to whisper little snippets in my ear from time to time. At some point, I would love to return to them and let them tell me their story. We'll see!

I'm very excited about this new path and new series. I hope you'll fall in love with it too. I've already met Zach Tanner and Savannah Wilde, the hero and heroine of the first book, which I'm tentatively calling SECRETS OF A SOUTHERN NIGHT. Zach and Savannah have me intrigued already. Can't wait till they tell me more of their story!

In the midst of all the craziness of preparing for the holidays and a book release, I have been able to finish two books, too! I thoroughly enjoyed both of them. Jami Alden's Hide from Evil was deliciously riveting, causing more than a few breathless moments, especially near the end. And I read the second book in Robyn Carr's Virgin River series, Shelter Mountain, which caused more than a few tears. I'm beginning to understand the addiction that goes with this series. I've already started the third one!

This week, I'm shopping till I'm dropping, a few more doctor's appointments and then maybe a little shaking and baking. LOL Hopefully more baking than shaking.

BTW, if you have an e-reader, you must jump over to Just Romantic Suspense and register for this awesome prize! The drawing is at 10:00 (EST) tonight.

Hope your week is filled with good things. I'll check back and chat a little later with you. Can't wait to hear what books you loved and devoured last week.

Happy Monday All!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Yay! Some Good News!

Hi Everyone!

Hope you've had a fabulous week and are looking forward to a fun-filled and relaxing weekend. My week has been busy and very good. I've been promising you some information on what I've been working on. Now, I can finally share. I'm pleased to announce that I sold another romantic suspense series to Ballantine! The premise revolves around three sisters who return to their small Alabama to solve their parents' murders. The first book is tentatively titled SECRETS OF A SOUTHERN NIGHT. Don't know if that title will stay but it definitely reflects the storyline. And though it's quite different from Last Chance Rescue, the new series will feature strong, heroic characters, murder, mayhem, suspense and plenty of steam! No release dates have been set but I wanted to give you the good news as soon as I could.

Have a fabulous weekend and I'll see you back here Monday for Recommend Monday!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Chatting over at Get Lost in a Story

Hi Everyone!

I'm over at the blog Get Lost in a Story, chatting and answering questions. Come over and tell me which LCR character you'd most like to go to dinner with. I'm also giving away 3 Last Chance Rescue books, winner's choice. Come chat with me!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Recommend Monday!

Good Monday All!

Did you have a good weekend? Do anything fun? Read anything fabulous? Tell us about it!

My weekend was full and fun and included shopping, baking and a bit of reading. I'm in the middle of two books, which is unusual for me as I generally like to concentrate on one story at a time. However, I'm finding reading a somewhat dark book, Hide From Evil by Jami Alden and a lighter book, the second Virgin River, Shelter Mountain by Robyn Carr, is a good combination for me. When one gets too too intense, I go to the other and then go back again. Do you ever do this?

Can you believe we're 14 days away from the release of SWEET REWARD! I'm so excited for you guys to read this book. Mia and Jared were such fun characters to work with and I hope you love their story as much as I enjoyed writing it. Over the weekend, I received two rather lovely reviews. The first is from Fresh Fiction: and the other is from Night Owls Review, who named SWEET REWARD a Top Pick:

Hopefully these reviews will whet your appetite and make you even more excited to read SWEET REWARD. With the holiday rush and things getting crazy this time of year, don't forget to pre-order your copy so you can get it as soon as it's released! And if you don't like to order online, don't forget to ask your bookseller at your favorite bookstore to pre-order it for you.

My time this week will be filled with shopping, end of the year doctor appointments, a bit more reading and some writing. Hope everyone has a fabulous week. Can't wait to hear what you're recommending today!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Chatting Today!

Happy Saturday Everyone! Hope your week has been spectacular! Just wanted to drop by real quick and give you a heads-up on a giveaway and chat. I'm over at today at 10:30 AM (CST). Also, Maureen is continuing her awesome holiday giveaway with a signed copy of SWEET JUSTICE to one commenter. Come over and share your Last Chance Rescue love and stay around till 10:30 and chat with me!

Hope to see you there! And see you back here Monday for Recommend Monday!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Recommend Monday!

Good Monday Everyone!

How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun? Did you shop till you dropped? What about reading? Did you find a buried treasure or discover a new gem? Tell us about it!

My weekend was busy but wonderful. I went to my RWA chapter's Christmas party at Carla Swafford's house. We had such fun! Fabulous food and lots and lots of laughter.

The fun and laughter continued Saturday night. My sister and brother-in-law came for a visit. After dinner, while hubby and brother-in-law watched football, my sister and I went to see Breaking Dawn. Such fun! There were no big surprises, but it was a good girly movie and we both loved it.

This week I'm going to do some writing and preparing for the new year. I'm anticipating that 2012 will be extremely busy and productive! However, there's still some excitement to be had in 2011. Anyone notice that we're only 21 days away from the release of SWEET REWARD? Wow, seems like we've been waiting for Jared and Mia's book forever! I love these two characters and cannot wait for you to read their story!

Last week, SWEET REWARD was reviewed by Joyfully Reviewed, with the reviewer calling it "a superb dramatic feat with a harrowing and unforgettable finish." Woohoo! And I was thrilled to learn that it's a Joyfully Recommended title for December! Here's the link to the review:

Remember last week when I mentioned I was in the middle of Lord and Lady Spy by Shana Galen? Well I finished and thoroughly enjoyed it. Such a fun, sweet and delicious historical romance. Highly recommended!

Okay, that's it for me. I'm headed into my writing cave for some quality time with some intriguing characters. Looking forward to hearing what you're recommending.

Have a great week all!