Thursday, March 30, 2017

One day left to enter James Avery Bracelet Contest

Midnight tomorrow night is the deadline to enter. Email me at and put Enter Me in the subject line.

Or, use the form to the right of the page to sign up for my newsletter. It will also get you in the contest.

I won't be able to announce the winner until April 2nd as I'll be out of town.

Good luck!


Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Hello Readers,

I'm thrilled to announce that A Touch of Texas Irish is now available in both print and ebook at The Wild Rose Press (it's on sale for $2.50) and Amazon.

Don't forget the contest for the James Avery bracelet. See previous blog posts for information.

Today I'm a guest on Get Lost in a Story. Hop on over. Aileen, my Irish heroine is answering the interview questions. Please join me where I'm giving away 5 digital copies of When the Ocotillo Bloom.


Heiress Aileen Lynch has just lost her mother to cancer, but her spendthrift stepfather insists she must cancel his gambling debts by marrying his disreputable associate. Fleeing Ireland with the help of her mother’s lawyer, she lands in Boston to stay with friends and is attracted to one of their visitors. Doctor Samuel Walker is in town to attend a medical conference. When he meets the lovely young Irishwoman he is quite taken with her and, at his colleague's entreaty, marries her and takes her home to Texas with him to keep her safe. Sam rationalizes that he doesn’t need a wife but he does need a mother for his son. While Aileen strives to earn Sam’s affection, he vows never to risk Aileen’s safety or his heart—he’ll not father a child and watch Aileen die in childbirth as his first wife did. And falling in love is not in his plans.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you'll pick up a copy of A Touch of Texas Irish and I'll be extremely grateful if you'd leave a an honest review when you finish.

Many thanks,


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Contest in Full Swing for a James Avery Charm Bracelet and Charm

Deadline for entering  is Friday, March 31, 2017. Winner must live in the US or Canada. If you live across the pond and win, you'll receive a bundle of five ebooks including A Touch of Texas Irish.

Grand prize is the charm bracelet. Secondary prizes are digital copies of A Touch of Texas Irish to 5 additional winners.

To enter, sign up for my newsletter (see form to right) OR email me and ask to be enrolled/entered.

IF you already receive my newsletter, email me and ask to be entered in the contest, and I'll add you straight away.

I'm thrilled with this new book and hope readers like it as much as I enjoyed writing it. An Irish lass, fresh off the boat from Ireland, in far west Texas married to a retired military doctor determined to not love again.

Here's a short excerpt:

"Tad, would you like to give the blessing this morning?"
"Do I hav-ta?
"Yes, son, you do."
He folded his hands on the table and squeezed his eyes tight. "Thanks for Rosa's good cooking, Lord, and for my Pa and Aunt Ruth and...Aileen." He forced one eyelid up, stabbed Aileen with his stare, and expelled a deep sigh. "I don't want no step-mother...but since I gots one, I'll try to be nice. Please watch over my Ma and baby sister up there in heaven. And if you gots time, please send me a dog. Amen."
"Amen." Sam's rumbling voice drowned out the two women's. "That was very nice, Tad." His voice was steady, but he held in his laughter. "You're wanting a dog, huh?"
Tad wiped the milk mustache from his face with the sleeve of his shirt. "Yes, sir, Pa. I'm big enough to take care of one."
"Hmm, I'll give it some thought, " he said. "Aileen, your china looks right at home there on the sideboard."

"Ach, yes. I'm so pleased with it, I could bust."
A Touch of Texas Irish will be available on March 8, 2017. It is available for pre-order now. I hope you'll pick up a copy and leave me a short review when you finish. Your opinion means a great deal.
Don't forget to enter the contest and feel free to share this post with your friends.
Thanks for stopping by and happy ready and writing!