Friday, December 2, 2011

New Book!

Hope you enjoy it...

the Christmas stories

Have you checked out...

my excerpts?!?


Well, they're right there ----->
on the sidebar, and they include my already published as well as upcoming books. So, you know, if you have a minute...

Monday, November 28, 2011

Busy, busy, busy...

It's been crazy.


CRAZY, I tell you.

We're renovating our new house. The holidays are finally here. (YES!!!) And there's all those Christmas cookies to eat. I mean bake. And eat. Uneaten cookies are no good to anyone.

But I digress

There's new books to share with you too.

May I introduce you to TROLL-A-RAMA!

It's a new middle grade novel, perfect for those reluctant readers...

If they're not afraid of a little gnome conspiracy, or troll snot, or exploding poop...

Also available in print, on Amazon, and for the Kindle too.

And stayed tuned...because there's more coming, including a special Christmas SERENDIPITY book...

See? Told you it's been busy!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Turkey Day!

May your hearts, homes, and plates be overflowing...and may all your pants zip tomorrow.

Cause mine won't. Nope. Not. At. All.

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Little More Free Love...

For a sweet (and free) taste of my upcoming novel So Serendipity, go to Smashwords and check it out. I do hope you enjoy this story about Siri and Nick.

Stay tuned for the book's release soon! 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Now on Kindlegraph!

Downloaded my books? Now I can sign them for you too! Check it out here, at Kindlegraph.

How cool is that?!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Christmas Traditions...

So. About Those Cannoli…

Ah, Christmas traditions. The Hunter family has a few, and most I can do without. Like the ginormous polar bear blow-ups on the lawn, or my Hubby dressing up as an elf. (Yep. He really does.) But there is one...a very special one...I couldn't do without.

Every holiday season, the week before Christmas, we pack the kids in the car and head down to Boston. We visit the Frog Pond. We walk the Common and run through the lighted walkways. We pet the police horses, do a little shopping, and of course, grab a Starbucks eggnog latte, or ten. And then we work our way over to the North End, for it's there that Mike's Pastry lives (and can I just say, their pastry is Heaven on earth. Yes. They. Are.)

So, cooler in hand, we buy our Christmas chocolate chip cannoli. Enough for me and Hubby, and one for Santa. Because Santa, he doesn't want stupid cookies. No. He wants chocolate chip cannoli (heavy on the powdered sugar) from Mike's Pastry. Trust me.

And this has been the way, and all has been well—until three years ago, when we walked into Mike's Pastry and there were only 2 chocolate chip cannoli left. Panic erupted. But what can you do? So we grabbed the last two and ran for the New Hampshire border.

That night, as we set out the milk and carrots, my youngest son looked at me, concerned.

"What are we going to do? We don't have enough cannoli for you and Dad and Santa."

I turned, pulled the box out of the fridge, and handed it to him. "Here," I said. "Dad and I don't need them. Santa can have both."

That's when a blood-curdling shriek erupted from Hubby, and he flew into the kitchen and snatched the box out of his child’s hands.

"You can't do that!" he said. "You can’t waste our cannoli on Santa Claus like that!" He spun and thrust them back into the refrigerator. "Santa will just have to find his own cannoli. These are mine!"


I know.

Anyway, I recovered the cannoli from the fridge. We left it for Santa, and he was incredibly pleased with our sacrifice and generosity. And Hubby, well, I figure one of these days maybe someone, like me, should take pity on him and have "The Talk" with him. He's getting a bit old for this...

Or maybe not. Because I love that man. I do. So much. For being so wonderful and kind and believing in magic long after others have grown cynical to life. Lonnnngggg after. So I don't have the heart to explain it. 

And really, maybe it's better that way.

After all, it was those cannoli, and his reaction, that were the spark of inspiration for my first holiday romantic comedy, Seriously Serendipity. So I can never tell him now.

So, you tell me—what’s your best, or craziest (!) holiday tradition? Meanwhile, I wish you all a Christmas in July filled with love and hope and faith and magic and the knowledge that sometimes it's just okay to believe long after others have stopped. I wish you all lots of chocolate cannoli too. Especially me. I wish it on me. A lot.

(Check out the HEA blog, where this guest blog originally appeared.)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Who Doesn't Love a Sale...

And who doesn't love something free?!?

Smashwords is currently having their summer sale from July 1-31, 2011. Now's your chance to get both-discounted and FREE e-books!

I know I can't resist, so I joined in.

Use coupon code SSWSF for a copy of Seriously Serendipity here.

Use coupon code SSW50 for a discounted copy of Tipping the Scale of Suckocity here.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

More Christmas in July...

Seriously Serendipity is now available in print too! Find it here...

Available on Amazon as well.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

From July 8th thru the 24th, it's Christmas in July over at the Happily Ever After blog. Join some of your favorite romance writers as they guest blog, and,hey, there's gifts too!

Or, okay, fine, there's opportunities to win some awesome books. But I like to think of them as gifts! Right? Right. So keep visiting them and keep your eyes peeled for a chance to score some yourself.

Meanwhile, come visit me there on the 23rd as I share my own story about one crazy holiday tradition I have...

See you then, and have a wonderful Christmas in July, everyone.

Friday, June 17, 2011

A Little Peek...

Coming soon, So Serendipity! Check back on how to get your free sneak peek copy.

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Best One Yet

This Christmas is going to be different. It really will. Or so poor Clark promises his wife. He just never counted on Old Man Finnegan calling his bluff...

The Best One Yet is a hilarious and quirky holiday short story about love, commitment, and keeping your hands off other people's property. Check it out on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords! Included is a free excerpt of Seriously Serendipity.

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Little Christmas Magic

I love Christmas. Love, love, love.

The gifts, the food, your friends and family all with you...

Have I mentioned I love Christmas?

Sorry. I mean, have I mentioned I LOVE Christmas????

And that's why I wrote Seriously Serendipity--I followed that old adage to write what I love. And I figured maybe others out there might feel the same as I do. That they might want to even read a Christmas story like mine...

Can I tell you how happy it makes me to see Seriously Serendipity is now in the U.S. top 100 Kindle Books for Christmas and in romantic comedies, and then top ten for U.K. holiday and Christmas Kindle books? Yeah. It makes me that happy.

So all I can say, is, yes! Thank you! I'm so happy others love Christmas they way I do too...

Friday, April 8, 2011

Spring is coming...

I was skeptical. Veryyyyy skeptical. After all, it snowed a week ago. Perhaps Spring was skipping us this year. 

Turns out I was wrong. Which happens a lot, it seems.


But the snow has melted, and the bulbs have pushed their way up into the sun. It's a new season and a new start. And to celebrate I get to announce the release of my new book!

A romantic comedy for young adults, Tipping The Scale Of Suckocity is now avail on Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon & Amazon UK! Yayyyyy!!!!

And to celebrate you can get YOUR FREE COPY at Smashwords until April 30, 2011! Use coupon code  DZ74V.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Serendipity e-book

Now on Smashwords too! Sample here. Woo-hoooo!!

Tipping the Scale of Suckocity-Coming soon!

Well, it's official. Alli Oldfield's life has tipped the Scale of Suckocity. Working at the world's lamest mini-golf course in New Hampshire can do that to one's life, especially when it's family-owned and named the Pirate's Booty. 

But then add in being fired by her own parents after a kid is nearly killed, and oh, yeah, a girl's life can off-the-chart suck. 
Sick of being labeled a dorker-ly loser, Alli seizes a chance to work at Surf Land water park. So what if it's her parents' competition? That's where all the cool kids work, including cool kids like Derek Lansing. When he asks her out, she's sure her life-changing plan can't fail. 
There's just one teensy little problem: her plan is failing. With that weak stomach of hers, she should never have worked in a water park. Never. Now things are beyond strained with her parents. Her best friend, Jeff, is weirding out. Worse, she's sabotaging her relationships with both boys, probably because she doesn't feel so great about herself. 
So what's a girl to do? Why, figure out how to really fix her life this time, of course. If she can only set everything right with her family, get her priorities in check, and give in to all this growing up stuff, Alli just might turn her summer into one that scores a solid ten on the Scale of Fabu-freakin'-lousity... 
Tipping the Scale of Suckocity is a romantic comedy about one fifteen-year-old Alli Oldfield who is grappling with growing up and her first love, and ranks each event in her life on the infamous Scale of Suckocity.

Read an excerpt here!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Seriously Serendipity

All Camille did was ask Santa for a little help. She just wanted to convince a world-wary preschooler that he still existed.

She might have asked for a little help with her love life, too.

And maybe she requested a lot of assistance in finding her grandmother that perfect someone as well. All Ella needs is an absolutely wonderful someone who could bring back the sparkle that had disappeared from her eyes the day Grandpa John died, after all.

That's it, though. That's all Camille asked for.

But what does Santa do? He sails into town, opens a bakery, and has a heart attack getting frisky with her grandmother himself instead. Mr. Claus was definitely NOT the wonderful someone Camille had had in mind, though. Worse, he’s dragged along his grandson Alex, a pompous, dorky accountant who dons polyester dress socks.

So what if he's hot, too. As in reallyyyy hot.

Nope, Camille never asked for this. None of it. But then who would ever expect a simple Christmas wish could blow up into some serious serendipity?

Brimming with sugar and spice and a heroine who struggles with being nice, Seriously Serendipity is a romantic comedy for everyone who's dreamed about finding that perfectly imperfect love.

Buy Seriously Serendipity, a romantic comedy full of sugar and spice and a heroine who thinks there's nothing more overrated than being nice! Now on your Nook or Kindle

ETA--Or go to Smashwords! Available there now too.