Friday, October 9, 2015

Introducing Cal Palmer! | We Talk to Ourselves...a Lot! by Loree Lough & Cerella Sechrist (with Kate James)

Welcome to the latest edition of "We Talk to Ourselves...a Lot!" Today, we're excited to introduce you to CAL PALMER, the hero of Kate James's recent Heartwarming release, When the Right One Comes Along.

Our heroes, NATE MARSHALL (from Loree's Sweet Mountain Rancher) and CONNOR CALLAHAN (from Cerella's Harper's Wish) have invited Cal to Connor's restaurant, and if we’re real quiet, we might just get to eavesdrop on some fun, manly bonding over the grill…

CONNOR: Okay, truth in advertising here, guys…this is a brand new recipe, and I need your honest appraisal before I add it to the menu.

NATE: (elbows Cal) Trust me, we’re gonna love it. Put a kitchen tool in this dude’s hands, and it becomes a magician’s wand.

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CAL: (grinning) I've never been a guinea pig before, but hey, I’m game. (looks at Connor) So does this new dish have a name?

CONNOR (places steaming plates in front of them) I call it ‘Porterhouse Steak with Irish Whiskey Sauce,’ and it’s served with scalloped cabbage and boxty.

NATE: You had me at steak. But…what in creation is boxty?

CONNOR: (laughs) Irish potato pancakes. Well don’t just sit there, dig in before everything’s cold!

(We'll pause now to give the boys time to devour the meal. No sense tempting them to talk with their mouths full, right)

...twenty minutes later... 

CONNOR: (throwing dish towel over one shoulder) Well, what do you think? Is it good enough to add to the menu here at Callahan’s?

NATE: It’s good enough to patent. But before you do, slip me a copy of the recipe. (winks) Maybe I’ll whip up dinner for Eden and the boys.

CONNOR: (chuckles) You’ll need a hundred pounds of beef to feed that motley crew! (looks at Cal) So what do you think?

CAL: (leans back from table) It’s great.

CONNOR: Thanks. (narrows his eyes) I feel there’s a “but” coming.

CAL: No. It really is terrific.

NATE: (grinning) But…? Yeah, I can see it, too.

CAL: I just met you guys, and believe me I’m always happy to have someone else do the cooking!

(hearty male laughter) 

CAL: I know this is your profession, Connor, but have you tried using Jack Daniel’s instead of Irish whisky?

CONNOR: Huh. I hadn’t thought of that. Have you tried it somewhere?

CAL: (looking a little uncomfortable) That’s how I make it. I’ve had great feedback. In fact, it was one of my Jack Daniel’s-marinated steaks that first got things rolling for me Jessica.

NATE: Hmm… (wiggles eyebrows) A little whiskey to break the ice?

CAL: I needed all the help I could get!

NATE: Guess it must've helped that you’re a search and rescue officer with a K-9 unit.

CAL: (chuckles) It was awhile before she saw me in a uniform, so that wasn't working in my favor either.

NATE: Bet your job is anything but boring…

CAL: You can say that again. (looking thoughtful) It’s rewarding for the most part.

NATE: Doing a job that makes a difference… I get that.

CAL: Yeah, most days are rewarding. Like finding a lost kid or a wandering patient.

CONNOR: (joins Cal and Nate at the table) And the other days? Have you ever had a close call?

CAL: Yeah. It’s part of the job. You heard about that earthquake in San Diego that was 7.6 on the Richter scale? (Connor and Nate nod)

CAL: My dog, Scout, and I were checking a collapsed building for survivors. We were able to get a number of people out, including a little girl. Then an aftershock hit, trapping Scout in the building.

NATE: Whoa. That’s some serious stuff. (nods) What happened to Scout?

CAL: I went in to get him.

CONNOR: They let you go back in?

CAL: Well…no. (swirls the drink in his glass) I went back in against the direct orders of the incident commander.

NATE: And? What happened?

CAL: I got written up for insubordination. I was still relatively new to the San Diego Police Department—just having moved there from Nebraska—still in my probationary period. I got injured in the process. (smiles) I saved Scout and he’s still my partner. It was because of my injury that I met Jess. As a trauma surgeon for the local hospital, she was leading the triage team at the site.

CONNOR: (whistles) Impressive. And your dog, Scout, he goes home with you every night.

CAL: You bet. He’s my partner in every sense of the word. (looks at Nate) Much like your horse. What’s his name again?

NATE: Patches. But there’s no comparison. (snickers) He’s not bad on a lead, but no way I’d let him sleep with me.

CONNOR: Yeah, I’m guessing those hooves would be rough on the sheets. (another shared laugh)

NATE: Bet it’s a daily challenge, convincing dog lovers that they can’t interact Scout.

CAL: Not true. The dogs are very well trained for whatever their specialization is. Detection dogs are selected for their initiative, intensity, speed, agility and intelligence. Ideally, they have high prey drive, combined with moderate rank drive. All those qualities come to the fore when they are working. When they’re not…(shrugs) They’re still dogs. For most of us handlers, they’re part of our family. They just happen to have a tough job to do.

NATE: So what’s the goofiest question a passer-by has asked you about Scout? ‘Is he a policeman in a fur uniform?’ (laughter)

CONNOR: (leans toward Cal) If this guy ever gets tired of ranching, he can always give standup comedy a try. (more laughter)

NATE: Couple of Eden’s boys could probably tell a K-9 story or two…

CAL: It’s great what you two are doing for those kids. If more people showed an interest in their children…

CONNOR: …there’d be fewer juvenile delinquents on the streets.

CAL: Yeah. Rick Vasquez, one of our K-9 unit sergeants, was a kid in the drug-cartel strongholds of Tijuana. He and his narcotics detection dog, Sniff, counsel inner-city youth about the dangers of drug use. If, through their efforts, they manage to keep just one kid from using or selling drugs, it makes it worthwhile. (a moment of serious contemplation)

NATE: It’s a tough job you have, Cal. Not to go all poetic on you or anything, but we genuinely appreciate everything the police do to keep us safe. Eden has learned to live with what ranchers are forced to do to protect herds from cougars and grizzlies, but that’s another one of those ‘apples and oranges’ things. If you asked her, she’d probably say she prefers four-legged predators to the two-legged kind you’re forced to wrangle every day.

CONNOR: (nodding) If I even thought about a career in law enforcement, Harper would lay the law down. I'd rather face the potential cuts and burns of a kitchen than the dangers of the streets any day.

NATE: So are you all adjusted to life in San Diego?

CAL: I could have done without the earthquake shortly after my arrival. San Diego isn’t as susceptible to them as other parts of California. Other than that, I love it. Suffice it to say, that Lincoln, Nebraska had lost its appeal for me.

NATE: I admire both of you guys. Except for that short stint in Baltimore, I’ve pretty much stuck to Colorado.

CONNOR: Listen to him, talking about his major league pitching career as if it was no big deal.

CAL: (chuckles) I can’t hit the side of a barn with a basketball.

NATE: Yeah, but you can hit the bull’s eye with your service weapon. See there? Another example of apples and oranges.

CONNOR: You guys ready for some dessert?

CAL: (pats his flat stomach) Tempting, but K-9 cops need to stay in shape to be able to do our jobs.

NATE: C’mon, live it up a little. You know what they say…”There’s always room for Jell-O.” (laughter)

CONNOR: Well, I like to think this is a bit better than Jell-O. (Connor takes the cover off the dessert platter.) Bailey's Irish Cream Cheesecake with a Guinness-infused dark chocolate tuile.

CAL: (shoves his plate to the center of the table) Count me in. Cheesecake is my weakness. But just a small slice…

NATE: (stacks plates and carries them to the sink) Well, don’t just stand there! Slice up that dessert!

So there you have it, friends, our brief introduction of CAL PALMER and his loyal partner, Scout. We know you’re going to love them even more after you’ve read When the Right One Comes Along!

And if this post has given you a hankering for a tasty steak dinner, check out our giveaway below! You can win a Grilling Creations BBQ Gift Basket, valued at $100 plus a copy of each of our three books!

Heartwarming Heroes Grilling Creations Gift Basket & Three Novel Giveaway

The contest runs until November 1, 2015. Be sure to check back here on November 13 when we announce the winner!

Until next time, this is Cerella Sechrist (Harper’s Wish) and Loree Lough (Sweet Mountain Rancher), wishing you a terrific start to Fall!

About Loree:

With nearly 5,000,000 books in circulation, best-selling author Loree Lough's titles have earned numerous 4- and 5-star reviews and industry awards. She splits her time between her home in Baltimore and a cabin in the Alleghenies (where she loves to show off her “Identify the Critter Tracks” skills). The release of Once a Marine (#1 in the “Those Marshall Boys” series for Harlequin's new Heartwarming line) brings Loree’s number of books in print to 104! Loree loves to hear from her readers and answers every letter, personally. Visit her at Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and!

About Cerella:

CERELLA SECHRIST lives in York, Pennsylvania with two precocious pugs, Darcy and Charlotte, named after Jane Austen literary characters. Inspired by her childhood love of stories, she was ten years old when she decided she wanted to become an author. These days, Cerella divides her time between working in the office of her family’s construction business and as a barista to support her reading habit and coffee addiction. She’s been known to post too many pug photos on both Instagram and Pinterest. You can see for yourself by finding her online at Harper’s Wish is her third Harlequin Heartwarming novel.

About Kate:

 Kate spent much of her childhood abroad before attending university in Canada. She built a successful business career, but her passion has always been literature. As a result Kate turned her energy to her love of the written word. Kate's goal is to entertain her readers with engaging stories featuring strong, likable characters. Kate has been honored with numerous awards for her writing. She and her husband, Ken, enjoy traveling and the outdoors with their beloved Labrador Retrievers.

Learn more about Kate and her books on her website (, her Facebook page (KateJamesBooks) or follow her on Twitter (@KateJamesBooks).

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Cover reveal and two more books! by Amie Denman

Dear Heartwarming Readers,

I can't wait for January 1, 2016.

New Years is a favorite holiday for me and I always make a frivolous resolution. In the past four years my resolutions have been:

1. Play the lottery every week
2. Make a new cake recipe every week (my kids loved the year of cake)
3. Go barefoot more often
4. Have more fun

I'm starting out 2016 by having lots of fun: my first Heartwarming novel Under the Boardwalk releases on New Year's Day! This novel takes place at a summer resort and amusement park. I always think falling in love is fun, and with sand and thrill rides in the background, you can't go wrong!

Just yesterday, I received this cover art from my wonderful editor Dana with permission to share:

Thank you to the talented and professional cover artists and editorial staff at Harlequin! They captured the mood of summer love with the images and colors of this cover, and I couldn't be happier with it.

In addition to revealing this cover, my editor called yesterday with news I've been waiting (patiently...I promise) to hear. Harlequin Heartwarming has contracted the next two books in the Starlight Point Stories! While Under the Boardwalk tells the story of Jack Hamilton as he takes over his family's amusement park Starlight Point, the next two books are about his sisters June and Evie. I can't wait to share their stories with you.

Although I've made silly New Year's resolutions in the past, I'm going to make a serious one this year: keep writing novels in which falling in love is fun!

Is it too early to think about New Year's resolutions? Do you make resolutions and keep them? Make them and break them? Take it seriously? Have fun with it? I'd love to hear your take on New Year's resolutions if you'd leave a comment. I'll be busy getting a head start on my 2016 resolution by writing a love story, the best kind of story.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Best Halloween Ever by Anna J Stewart

Here's something a lot of you might not know about me: I'm a serious Disney freak.

Okay, most of you probably know that about me and while a number of my friends cringe at the idea of the Happiest Place on Earth (ahem, you know who you are), me? I could live there. I could go every year. I would even be tempted to move Never mind. No, I wouldn't.

What I did do three years ago (thanks for the reminder, Facebook), was head to Disneyland during Halloween season. My BFF and I had always wanted to do one of the holidays there, so this seemed the perfect solution. And, I have to say, whatever Disney celebrates, they just do it right. Guests become immersed in the season and the spirit (ha!).  Yes, there are crowds and yes, this is possibly the biggest market of commercialism on the planet, but I don't care. I even donned my Merida inspired dress (my hair makes it an easy fit) to join in the festivities.

Okay, yes, the dress is purple so it's pseudo Merida (minus the bow and arrows), but I had a good time Trick-or-Treating. The smell of pumpkin spice and hot chocolate fills the air, the strained tunes of haunting music filter through the invisible speakers and strange skeletons, pirates, and creatures walk among the entranced.

One of the things I love is Disney's attention to detail. Every inch of space in the park pays homage to the given season (someday I'm getting there for Christmas!) and while I'm not a big Halloween fan in general, the cutesy/creepy aspect fits my personality to a T.

Especially when it comes to the Haunted Mansion, which they deck out in all its NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS finery. This ride is one of my faves anyway, but they really go the extra mile at this time of year. The only down side was we couldn't find pumpkin fudge (don't ask--I wasn't the one looking for it, LOL). There were, however, endless arrays of treats and goodies to be found throughout the park.

As a writer, I love the idea of world building and I honestly think that's where my fascination with Disney comes in. From the second you walk into the park, you are immersed. You become part of the story, which is the same thing we as authors try to do for our readers. So whether you're a Disney fan or not (and it's okay if you're not, I promise!), finding those worlds to escape to can make life all the more richer. And fun.

So now you know my favorite way to spend the spooky season. How about you? Chime in in the comments--I'd love to know.  :)

A geek at heart, national bestselling author Anna J Stewart writes "refreshingly unique, quietly humorous, and profoundly moving romance" (RT Book Reviews) for Harlequin Heartwarming. THE BAD BOY OF BUTTERFLY HARBOR will be released in December and will launch her Butterfly Harbor series. visit her online at to read more about her books and to join her mailing list.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

        October Obsession
                by Catherine Lanigan and Rula Sinara
     To say that I love the autumn is such an understatement that I have to laugh out loud. I dream about autumn colors, and frankly, I tend to plant orange, yellow and tangerine tulips for the spring; apricot impatiens in the summer and bronze, yellow and rust mums when the first plants are rushed into the garden centers. Yes, that’s me, cruising the Home Depot parking lot in August wondering where in the world are the fall flowers?  Never mind, I should be out at the beach picnicking with my friends and grandnieces. I’m scouting for anything autumn.
   This obsession is one that goes all the way back to my childhood. While other kids loved being out of school all summer, I dreamed of new boxes of crayons and brand new three ring binders filled with lined paper. I anxiously awaited the change of fall leaves outside the schoolroom window. I thought it was a privilege to rake Maple leaves. My mother made homemade taffy apples, popcorn balls and pumpkin chiffon tarts. Then came the pumpkins on the front steps. Corn stalks that we “stole” from the farmer down at the end of our road. My mother didn’t decorate for Halloween. I did.
    Today, I had to have a shed built in the backyard to house all the fall decorations I’ve collected over my life time. I truly have something mis-wired in my brain or my chemicals are off balance because when I go into a Pier One or Hobby Lobby, my knees get weak, my heart pounds and I grab two shopping carts. I don’t need a single thing, but there I am, holding up the rest of line because I have to run back to aisle 8 and get one more beaded pumpkin or amber glass gourd.  Granted, the shed holds half Autumn decorations and half Christmas. Christmas is my other obsession, but that’s another blog.
    Once all the decorations are hung and placed around the house. I’m ready for cozy fires in the fireplace, hot mulled cider and reading!  I will plow through several novels a weekend (when I’m not writing) and let my mind waltz among the soft golden glow of my candy-corn lights and twinkling garland lights.

I’ve included some shots of my decorations to give you an idea of my over-the-top obsession.

A word here. These two pumpkin decorations are reproductions of 1920’s Jack O’Lanterns that were popular back then. When I was very little, I remember Trick or Treating with a paper mache pumpkins like the one in front. It had paper eyes and a paper mouth. Later, we got greedy about the amount of candy we could collect in a single night and up-graded to full sized paper grocery bags or shopping bags. My brothers took pillow cases!

 Rula sent you a shot of her creation she made with foam paper, beads and pipecleaners. I think it’s adorable, but not as cute as Rula.

And here’s her scarecrow couple. Very romantic. The girl-crow is reading PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. (Of course. Why wouldn’t she?)


To keep us all in the holiday mode, remember that Heartwarming is running a Thanksgiving promotion at with several wonderful Thanksgiving stories to put you in the spirit of the season. Also, if anyone likes playing on Pinterest boards like I do, visit the Heartwarming Christmas Giveaway Books on  Pinterest Boards for a chance at a free copy of  my KATIA’S PROMISE and Rula’s AFTER THE SILENCE  and some really cool Christmas decorations and project ideas! 

Be careful---all these fun things and giveaways…you’ll probably become obsessed like Rula and me!

Tell us about your over-the-topness for the politically correct Autumn holidays, aka Halloween. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Random, Again by Anna Adams

You made him take me to the vet.
I advise you not to sleep.
When I'm pushed for time, I often do a random post on my own blog. I've done one here before, and people offered their excellent random moments. I've been at Georgia Romance Writers' Moonlight and Magnolias conference since Thursday night, so today I'm being random.

I left home on a bad note on Thursday. Just as I was packing my bags to leave, Georgie, the writing assistant began to blink like Herbert Lom in the Pink Panther movies. (If you haven't seen them, the poor man had a terrible eye twitch whenever he thought of Inspector Clouseau!) Back to this particular tangent--I made the husband promise to look at Georgie and make a vet's appointment if it didn't clear up. He made the appointment, but they couldn't get George in till the next day. :-(  Good news--Georgie was fine by morning, but the husband still had to take him to the vet because it was too late to break the appointment, and the vet agreed that he was perfectly well. I'm so glad Georgie's okay, but I'm sorry I missed the receptionist calling out, "George Adams." For my kitty!

A Wave in Progress!

Last week, I was at the beach. I love the beach. I was born on Tybee Island, and water is like the breath in my body. Those waves brushing in and out, swirling around my feet. That may be the sound of my soul expanding with purest peace. I've often talked of Tennessee, where my mother's family is from and where I feel as if I'm wrapped in my grandmother's arms to this day. But Tybee--I love it so much my love for it has managed to travel through my DNA to my daughter, who wants to be married on the beach there because it's her home. Where she's never lived. The oceans are powerful.

I had plenty of beach and sky photos, but this was a pic of a wave coming to shore beneath the pier at St. Augustine. So lovely!

One last random thing--I've been watching The Great British Baking Show. I cannot describe my love for these shows. The contestants are so kind and generous to each other. They share their knowledge and their materials if someone needs help. They rejoice with each winner and commiserate in loss. No ego, no scheming, just a love of baking and hard work. And a willingness to learn. (I think there's a lesson for writing in there.) And--one of the bakers last night made a dalek cookie tower. (I've been a Dr. Who fan since the daleks actually terrified me instead of making me laugh!)

Tell me some random thing that's occurred to you or happened during the past week. I'd love to hear. And I'd love to give someone a copy of Now She's Back, the first in my Smoky Mountains, Tennessee series. The second book Owen's Best Intentions is still available, so I'd love to whet your whistle for that one!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Fall in Love this Fall . . . with Harlequin Heartwarming

When we think of fall, there are a plethora of feelings and memories that come to mind... We think of cooler weather, that makes the air crisp, and requires a sweater or sweatshirt in the mornings and evenings. We think of long walks down a tree-lined path with autumn leaves, which also brings to mind raking up piles of leaves and, if you have children, jumping in them to only rake them up again. Then we think of nights that are beginning to lengthen and spending our evenings holding a warm mug with something yummy inside, curling up with a blanket, and reading a sweet romance. It's the perfect time of the year to cuddle up with a Heartwarming story and maybe even fall in love with its characters and the new love they will undoubtedly find.

We'd love to help you have a proper heartwarming fall this year. We have four new Harlequin Heartwarming titles coming out to add a little romance to your life and we're giving away all four along with a fabulous fall gift package! Check out all the information and enter the giveaway below!

Heart's Refuge by Cheryl Harper

Her life has turned upside down

Back in high school, Sarah Hillman was a rich girl who protected herself by always being on the attack. Now her father's skipped town, the money's gone and she's sleeping in her office. Too bad the only person she can turn to has every reason to reject her.

Will Barnes isn't a gangly math nerd anymore. He's a financial advisor and a father, and when Sarah shows up in his office, he threatens to kick her out. And yet, Will agrees to help. But if Sarah falls for this kind, strong man, she'll have to stay in Holly Heights, a town where everyone knows her…and hates her.


When the Right One Comes Along by Kate James

Brought together by disaster. Kept together by love.

In the aftermath of a deadly earthquake, it's chaos for trauma surgeon Jessica Hansen. Among the many victims, one patient stands out—San Diego Police K-9 search and rescue officer Cal Palmer.

Cal vows to help Kayla, a child orphaned by the disaster. But he needs Jessica's help. Will their shared concern for Kayla and for Cal's canine partner, Scout, allow them to put aside their personal torments and discover the difference love can make?


If Not for a Bee by Carol Ross

You can't always play it safe

With four sons dependent on her, Janie Everett needs to keep her life uncomplicated. Now famous scientist Aidan Hollings is disrupting her orderly world, starting with the rescue of a...bumblebee.

Aidan is only passing through her Alaska wilderness town, and wasn't planning to bond with her two older boys. Or become so attracted to the widowed journalist. His globe-trotting days may be be over if he's able to show Janie that they can share the adventure of a lifetime--together.


Once Upon a Marriage by Tara Taylor Quinn

Anyone could be hiding a secret...

Marie Bustamante does not trust or love easily. Growing up with a philandering father and an overprotective mother, she comes by her reservations honestly. So after only three months, how can she be falling for her best friend's bodyguard? This isn't like her at all. But Elliott Tanner is strong, gorgeous and...trustworthy. Honest. At least he seems to be. Of course, some things about him remain a mystery. Protecting the privacy of his clients is Elliott's job. That doesn't mean he's hiding anything from her. Does it?


You can also purchase all four ebooks together at Amazon and B&N.


One winner will receive:
- FALL GIFT PACKAGE: Includes handcrafted blanket out of premium yarns, hand-painted one-of-a-kind teapot, set of four coordinated magnetic bookmarks (matches the blanket), and assorted teas and hot chocolate.
- ALL FOUR October Heartwarming releases

Two winners will receive:
- ALL FOUR October Heartwarming releases in print

US/CAN only
Ends October 18th

We hope you enjoy some Heartwarming this fall!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

My October Release, Blog Tour, Giveaways and More! ... Kate James

My October 1st release, When the Right One Comes Along, is the first book in my K-9 trilogy. It’s the story of trauma surgeon Jessica Hansen and San Diego Police Department search and rescue officer Cal Palmer. When the Right One Comes Along is now available at all major online retailers:

Harlequin (e-book and paperback)

Read on to learn about the blog tour—on now until October 11th—and the prizes to be won.

The second book in the trilogy, When Love Matters Most, is scheduled for release on January 1st and is now available for preorder. This book tells the story of SDPD K-9 unit sergeant Rick Vasquez, veterinarian Madison Long, and Rick’s narcotics detection dogs Sniff and Nitro.

The third book is tentatively titled When the Sky's the Limit. It's planned for release in June 2016. It’s the story of K-9 unit captain Logan O’Connor and San Diego International Airport chief of security, Ariana Atkins. When these two come together, their interaction promises to be explosive!

Happy reading!


Blog Tour and Prizes

When the Right One Comes Along is now on tour with Prism Book Tours, with many fun stops and some great prizes to win. Please visit Prism Book Tours’ website for the schedule and to learn how to win the prizes.

The giveaway ends October 16th.

When the Right One Comes Along - Brought together by disaster. Kept together by love. 

In the aftermath of a deadly earthquake, it's chaos for trauma surgeon Jessica Hansen. Among the many victims, one patient stands out—San Diego Police K-9 search and rescue officer Cal Palmer.

Cal vows to help Kayla, a child orphaned by the disaster. But he needs Jessica's help. Will their shared concern for Kayla and for Cal’s canine partner, Scout, allow them to put aside their personal torments and discover the difference love can make?

What reviewers are saying about When the Right One Comes Along

     ~ “brims with emotional intensity”

     ~ “brilliant writing"

     ~ "transports readers into a sentimental place filled with deeply moving moments of spell-binding drama and heartbreak . . . eventually healed with a balm called love”

     ~ “the characters' journey in this beautifully written story will have you wiping a tear or two”

     ~ “[Kate James] brings her characters together in the most beautiful and deserving way”

     ~ “a story that will melt your heart as only Kate James can do”

     ~ “a compelling story that reaches into your soul”

     ~ “this story touched me in ways that few have”

     ~ “[Kate James] gives you wonderful characters that you will fall in love with from the first page”

     ~ “a story that will stay with you long after you have laid the book down”

 When Love Matters Most

Keeping her safe 

Could their backgrounds be any more different? Rick Vasquez, a K-9 unit sergeant with the San Diego Police Department, fled drug-related violence in Mexico as a boy. Madison Long, who recently became primary veterinarian to the SDPD’s canines, is the privileged daughter of a judge.

A product of his upbringing, Rick’s dedicated his life to curtailing cross-border drug trafficking and preventing other young boys from being drawn into the dark world of the cartels. But all that Rick and Madison value, including the growing love between them, is threatened by the dangers of Rick’s job, and the risks he’s determined to take…

Recognition for A Child’s Christmas

A Child’s Christmas received first-place honors in the 2015 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and is a finalist for the 2015 ACRA Heart of Excellence, the 2015 Golden Quill and the 2015 CRW Award of Excellence.

Much thanks to Southern Magic, Colorado Romance Writers, Desert Rose, ACRA and all the judges!

Another Exciting Giveaway to Celebrate Our October Releases!

Check back here tomorrow for the kickoff of another exciting giveaway involving all four of our October releases!

Finally, are you interested in what Connor, Cal and Nate might chat about if they got together for a barbecue? Visit our blog on Friday, October 9th to find out!

As always, I would love to hear from you!

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