Sunday, May 19, 2013

Hockey fever strikes again...

... at least here in Canada, where hockey is a right of passage. I daresay if you asked some children to hum the national anthem, you'd get the theme from Hockey Night In Canada.
   Okay, maybe that's an exaggeration. But since we're in the middle of the playoffs, I thought it a good time to release my newly designed cover for Blogging From the Heart.
   It's the story of a young woman who blogs about violence in hockey while she's falling for a man she doesn't recognize as being a hockey player.
   A charming story, it's novella-length at 25,000 words. You could probably read it in the time it takes him to watch the game!! Enjoy!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

That certain feeling...

I like every book I write. I wouldn't be much of an author if I didn't.
  But the one I'm writing now feels special. I wasn't going to talk about it, but it's been poking and prodding at me to let it out... to share it with you, the readers.
   I've always wanted to write a series, and I'm finally indulging myself. Perhaps that's why it feels so special; it's been waiting in the wings for years.
   The series is called The Women of Independence, and the stories, which are individually titled, are romances at heart.
    But perhaps not your average romance. This series more closely resembles the life we all live every day. Life with its ups and downs; scenarios that are gritty, perhaps hard to take at times, but always true to life. And as I said, in the end they are romances. Because that's what life is, isn't it? One long journey in search of love?
   I'll keep you posted as I get closer to release date, which I hope will be mid-June. The first one in the series is called Loving From Afar. Can't wait to share it with you.


Friday, May 10, 2013

A couple of things...

I don't often post about my freebie offerings here, but since I'm ramping them down, I thought I'd share the current one with you.
FOOL ME ONCE is free through 11 May, and it's currently #2 on the Free in Kindle Store list. For those of you who don't know, that's pretty amazing.
Here's the link:

Next, I'm proud to show you the new cover I've had designed by a talented cover artist.
It's for my book Moonlight Dancer, and sales have already picked up, thanks to the new design. This pleases me, because it's a good story that had been overlooked in the past. It's a special story to me, because I was inspired to write this book when I saw an actual Dance Hall in a small community in southern Saskatchewan. Built around 1929/1930, it was the centre of the community and guess what? It's still going strong! If you'd like the name of the artist, message me through my facebook page and I'll be happy to send you a link to her site.

Here's the link to Moonlight Dancer: 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

This one, I'll savour...

I'm in mourning today. No, not because the Canucks lost, but because I just discovered that my all-time favourite author died last November. Bryce Courtenay was famous for The Power of One, which was an amazing book (I've read it several times), but my personal favourites are The Four Fires, and Whitethorn. He has a new book out now, which I snapped up, called Jack of Diamonds. It starts in Toronto, in the 40s. Can't wait to get my 2K words done today so I can go down to the park and start reading!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Better Late Than Never

It looks as though B&N are going to allow Nook users the option to download from Amazon.  My friends who are tech savvy inform me that the present upgrade applies only to the Nook HD and Nook HD +, not the older versions.  You can read the story for yourself at:
...and, of course, all future Nooks will be updated with the new interface. It’s about time!