Archive for the 'News' Category



October 6, 2010
Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Yay! It’s October and my winery book is finally on a shelf near you! RT Bookreviews gave it 4 stars and said “A realistic portrayal of a relationship in turmoil and endearingly flawed characters make for a refreshing read.”

Boardroom Rivals, Bedroom Fireworks!

The billionaire’s business arrangement:

Jack Garrett enjoys biddable women — sharing the vineyard he’s inherited with his fiery ex-wife does not appeal. His agenda is clear: visit Brenna, make her a deal… and leave. Immediately.

Her steamy surrender!

But one glimpse of Brenna’s sun-kissed skin has Jack’s rugged body recalling their fevered nights together… As their red-hot passion erupts, ten years of ice-cold separation melt away. Now they’re back where it started all those years ago — in bed! Suddenly negotiations are looking much more pleasurable…

August 23, 2010
Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Many exciting things to report!

First, The Millionaire’s Misbehaving Mistress is finally seeing some love on the contest circuit. It’s a finalist in the Long and Short Contemporary category in the Heart of Excellence contest. Winners announced in Sept!

Glitz, Glam & Gorgeous MenLynn Raye Harris, Kira Sinclair and I have put together a booklet of excerpts from upcoming books. Here’s the cover. It’s quite possibly the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen aside from my child. And the quote on the cover just gives me happy shivers:

“Something sizzling this way comes . . . enjoy a special lagniappe from three of my favorite writers.”NYT Bestseller Linda Howard

That’s from THE Linda Howard. OMG!!

August 2, 2010
Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Winner in the 2009 National Readers' Choice AwardsSQUEEE!! I’m so thrilled to announce that The Secret Mistress Arrangement *won* Best First Book in the National Readers’ Choice Awards. Tickled doesn’t even begin to describe the feeling. Thank you OKRWA for this wonderful contest and the fabulous reception.

I also want to send a SQUEEE out for my buddy Rhonda Nelson, whose Letters From Home beat TSMA in the Short Contemporary category. I’m so thrilled we both got to bring home the bling!

July 29, 2010
Thursday, July 29th, 2010

I’m so excited to announce that The Secret Mistress Arrangement is a finalist in the Maggie Contest for Short Contemporary. Squee!! Winners will be announced in October.

July 20, 2010
Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Sorry for the long delay in updates, but wow, life is busy these days. I’m hard at work on book #7 (and 8 & 9 too), but I’ll hold off on details for a little while. Don’t want to jinx the story mojo by talking about it too soon.

There are a couple of new updates elsewhere on the site. My August Modern Heat (UK) is available now on the Mills and Boon website! Yay! You can read the blurb and an excerpt here.

I also have a couple of foreign covers to put up as Magnate’s Mistress…Accidentally Pregnant is starting to be translated.

The website itself is about to undergo a complete transformation as we redesign and change a few things around. Please be patient with us—but the end result will be worth it, I promise!

May 25, 2010
Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

What Happens in Vegas...For those of you who read The Millionaire’s Misbehaving Mistress and wanted to know what happened to Evie, What Happens In Vegas… will be out in the UK in August! (It’s available for preorder at amazon.co.uk) I’m very excited. (Evie’s story is set to be released in the US in early 2011.) I love this cover!

Boardroom Rivals, Bedroom Fireworks!I also have the cover for my October Presents release, Boardroom Rivals, Bedroom Fireworks! And lookie at the lovely tag above my name…

And lastly, book six now has a title: Girls’ Guide to Flirting With Danger. This book was a hoot to write; after all, when the country’s leading expert on divorce meets up with his ex-wife — who just happens to be a marriage counselor — yeah, they’re both flirting with danger. Megan and Devin will be a Jan UK release (under the new Riva banner) and a March US release.

April 24, 2010
Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Sorry for the absenteeism—a book to finish and a move coming back-to-back has really eaten up my life. But I’m coming out of the piles of boxes to announce some very exciting news!

The Secret Mistress ArrangementThe Secret Mistress Arrangement is a finalist in the National Readers’ Choice Awards in TWO categories: Short Contemporary and Best First Book. I am beyond thrilled and very honored. (And the finalist list is so impressive, I’m just tickled to even see my name up there with the others!)

Finalist in the 2009 National Readers' Choice Awards Short ContemporaryFinalist in the 2009 National Readers' Choice Awards Best First Book

February 22, 2010
Monday, February 22nd, 2010

2009 CataRomance Reviewers' Choice Award WinnerMany thanks to CataRomance for choosing The Millionaire’s Misbehaving Mistress as one of its Reviewer’s Choice winners for 2009!

February 9, 2010
Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

I’m still floating from the news that Magnate’s Mistress…Accidentally Pregnant! hit the USA Today Bestseller List at a very respectable #93! Added to the great reviews this book is getting, I have to say I have the goofiest smile on my face most of the time these days.

February 1, 2010
Monday, February 1st, 2010

Magnate's Mistress...Accidentally Pregnant!Oh, I’m so excited it’s finally February and Magnate’s Mistress…Accidentally Pregnant! is on sale now! Yay! And, like that wasn’t enough, it debuted at #5 on the Borders/Waldenbooks bestseller list this week! I’m giddy. (Now I must roll all that excitement over into writing energy and get the new book finished!)

Boardroom Rivals, Bedroom Fireworks!Boardroom Rivals, Bedroom Fireworks! is still available at the Mills and Boon UK site, and just went on sale on the Mills and Boon Australia site. Brenna and Jack will make their US debut in October. (I don’t know if I can wait that long…)