As you ring in the New Year, above all else, be safe. 
Don't drink and drive.
Put your phone away while you're behind the wheel.
No texting, no talking. (I mean it!)
Pay attention when you drive.
The driver in the other car may not follow the rules.
Okay, lecture over. (I can't help it...I'm a Mom!)

Wishing you a fun New Year's Eve!

Romance Audio Books Anyone?

My goal for 2012 was to edit/update/upload all of my backlist titles and sell them as e-books for Kindle, for Nook, for Kobo, and as iBooks. I am happy to announce that I achieved that goal! But on top of that, I started working with voice actors to have my romance novels made available as audio books. Two of them are now available at Audible.com, at Amazon Store, and in the iTunes Store. I feel as if I really accomplished a lot this year. Thank you so much for all the support you've given me!

Here are the two biggest surprises for me:

An Accidental Family is narrated by the wonderful Laura Jennings. Laura is truly able to convey the sweet feel of this romantic and often heart-wrenching story about the blending of a brand new family. A sample of the book can be found by clicking here

And The Merry-Go-Round is narrated by Margie Lenhart, who perfectly captures the upbeat, comedic feel of my contemporary women's fiction novel about a woman who is looking to unload "180 pounds of man meat" she's been lugging around for far too long. But wait...does she or doesn't she want a divorce? Listen to a sample of the book by clicking here.

Thank you for all the support you've given me 
since I've become an Indie Author. 
I would never have been able to do it without you! 
Best wishes for a wonderful 2013!

Derrick - The First Single Daddy!

A three-book series of light, fun romance novels.

The Single Daddy Club: Derrick, Book 1

The Single Dad:
Ex-military man Derrick Richmond. Solitary and satisfied…until little Timmy was dropped into his lap and Derrick had to learn to be somebody's daddy.

The Single Woman:
School teacher Anna Maxwell. Fate might have denied her a family of her own, but Anna still had plenty of love to give, if only someone would notice.

The Solution:
Anna would teach Derrick all he needed to know about kids. Father and son would give Anna some precious memories. Then the schoolteacher and the single dad would go their separate ways. Unless one little boy figured out a way to make Miss Maxwell become his mom!

Find this book:

Coming VERY Soon to a Book Store Near You!

~The Single Daddy Club Series~

Three single dads...about to be single no more!

The Single Daddy Club Declaration

We do solemnly swear to uphold the standards of the Single Daddy Club. We shall be loving, nurturing parents—proud of our single status. Although female companionship would be nice, we shall never be convinced to enter into the state of matrimony solely for the sake of our children. (We shall, however, be happy to settle down with the woman of our dreams... if she ever shows up.)
Fatherhood forever!

Derrick Richmond

Jason Devlin

Reece Newton

Free For Kindle - The Merry-Go-Round - Dec 6-7

When Lauren divorces her husband, she has one thought on her mind...stepping off the merry-go-round. However, her life quickly turns into a three-ring circus: her hypochondriac father moves in, her ex is using her shower when she’s not home, and her perky assistant is pushing her out into the fearsome dating world. She also has to decide if the dilapidated barn and vintage merry-go-round she was awarded in the divorce settlement is a blessing or a bane. As if Lauren’s personal life isn’t chaotic enough, this slightly jaded attorney is overrun with a cast of quirky characters who can’t stay on the right side of the law. What’s a woman to do? She can allow life to spin her in circles forever. Or she can reach out and grab the brass ring.

December 6th and 7th.

Click here to download from the US Kindle Store

Click here to download from the UK Kindle Store

Also available at:

Amazon Germany

Amazon France

Amazon Italy

Amazon Spain

Amazon Japan

Streusel-Topped Pies - 2 Recipes

Blueberry Pie

1 9-inch deep dish pie shell, unbaked

5 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup white sugar
½ cup flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter


3 teaspoons butter, softened
⅓ cup brown sugar, packed
⅓ cup flour

To assemble:

Sprinkle blueberries with lemon juice. Set aside. In a separate bowl, combine sugar, flour, salt, and cinnamon. Stir well to combine. Cut better into tiny bits. Combine sugar/flour mixture and butter with the berries. Pour into pie shell.

To make streusel:

Add softened butter to a bowl. Using a fork, stir in brown sugar and flour until it looks like crumbles. Sprinkle evenly over blueberries.

Place pie on an aluminum covered baking sheet (to avoid overflow mess in the oven) and bake in a 400 degree oven for approximately 30-40 minutes, or until the berries are bubbly and the topping is golden.

Apple Cranberry Pie

1 9-inch deep dish pie shell, unbaked

2 apples, peeled and sliced
1 cup fresh cranberries
1 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Streusel Topping

4 tablespoons butter, softened
½ cup flour
½ cup brown sugar, packed
½ cup pecan pieces
1 teaspoon cinnamon

To assemble:

In a bowl, stir to combine the sweetened condensed milk, eggs, water, and cinnamon. Add cranberries and stir. Pour into the pie shell. Arrange the apple slices on top.

Make the streusel:

Combine all ingredients with a fork until mixture resembles crumbles. Sprinkle evenly over apples. Place on an aluminum covered baking sheet (to avoid overflow mess in the oven) and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, then turn oven down to 350 degrees and back for another 30 minutes.