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With This Curse is out!

My new historical gothic romance is now available! With This Curse is a thrilling tale of mystery and romance set in 1873 Cornwall. If you enjoyed my previous gothic, the highly acclaimed Sea of Secrets, or if you’re a fan of romantic suspense classics like Jane Eyre and Rebecca, you won’t want to miss it! In With This Curse, seamstress Clara Crofton gets a second chance at happiness... or peril. Eighteen years ago, the curse on Gravesend Hall killed the man she loved and forced her into a hostile world alone. Now she has the chance to return to Gravesend as the bride of the heir, Atticus...

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New Gothic Novel Coming Soon!

I'm thrilled to announce that With This Curse, my new historical gothic romance, will be released soon! If you enjoyed Sea of Secrets, you'll enjoy this new story from the gothic side of Victorian England. Some of my favorite gothic romantic conventions are at play here... but I can't say which ones, because that would spoil the suspense! Head on over to its new page and check out the synopsis, the breathtaking cover by the Killion Group, and the Pinterest board link. Watch this space for updates, join my mailing list, or follow me on Facebook (make sure notifications are turned on) to make sure...

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New Ash Grove Story–Free!

It's been a busy summer, but I've finally finished "On Shadowed Wings," the first Ash Grove tie-in short story. It works fine as a stand-alone if you haven't read the novels (for shame!), but if you're already familiar with the characters, you'll get a kick out of seeing them about ten years before the action of The Shadow and the Rose takes place. You can download the epub here (On Shadowed Wings) or have your choice of formats at Smashwords--again, all free! I'm also delighted to announce that Sea of Secrets won the 2012 RONE (Reward of Novel Excellence) award in the mystery category from...

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Summer Book Crush!

Summer is for romance--and for catching up on your escapist reading, right? Now you can get both at once. Let the authors of Summer Book Crush introduce you to your new BOOK BOYFRIEND!     SUMMER BOOK CRUSH offers 50+ titles in many genres. This means 50+ chances to (fictitiously) fall in love. Gorgeous, brooding Tanner Lindsey from the Ash Grove Chronicles is one of the featured hotties, but there are plenty more wonderful fictional heroes to meet! And the best part? Each of these gems is only 99¢, but for a limited time only. The SUMMER BOOK CRUSH event starts on June 26 and ends...

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Exciting Developments

Last night the finalists in the 2012 RONE (Reward of Novel Excellence) awards were announced, and I was thrilled to find that both my nominated books made it to the final round--Sea of Secrets in mystery, and Casting Shadows in young adult paranormal! The winners and runner-ups will be announced on August 9 at the Romance Novel Convention. I'm up against some really fine books, but I, like many an Oscar nominee, can say in all sincerity that it's an honor to be nominated. And now my two finalist books get nice shiny badges for their covers! Thank you to all who voted for me, and if you feel like...

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Current Events

Lots has been going on lately, and I wanted to make sure everyone is in the loop! Right now the Ash Grove paperbacks are undergoing a tiny face lift and will be unavailable through the standard sales channels (Amazon, BN.com, CreateSpace) for a little while. If you need one before they re-emerge shyly into the sun, just email me. The updated versions will be done by the time UtopYA con comes around at the end of June; I'll be signing there, so do drop by my table if you're attending. I'll also have tons of great Ash Grove swag and merch, including rowan pendants and "Joy" and "Maddie" fragrances! More...

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April specials and giveaway

Now is a fantastic time for you and your book-loving friends to catch up with the Ash Grove series! To celebrate the release of book three, through Friday, April 12, the “Casting Shadows” ebook is on sale for only 99 cents, and “The Shadow and the Rose” is only $1.99 in ebook (both are at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords). That means you can get all three ebooks in the series for under $6! Amazon has also marked down the paperback edition of both books by 10%. (I don't know how long that'll last, though--they didn't discuss it with me, lol.) *And* all month long if you post an Amazon...

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Book three is out!

Book three of the Ash Grove Chronicles, Among the Shadows, is now available in ebook! This book wraps up the first three-volume arc of this generation of Ash Grove characters--but I have grown to love them so much that I suspect I won't be able to keep from writing more books about them. If you, too, have come to love Joy, Tanner, Maddie, and William, you'll find book 3 a wild and captivating ride. Enjoy--and look for news of a paperback release in April!

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Pre-Spring Fling!

Spectacular sale this week! In honor of the release later this month of Among the Shadows, book 3 in the Ash Grove Chronicles, books 1 and 2 are on sale now through Thursday. The Shadow and the Rose can be yours for a measly 99 cents at Amazon, Kobo, BN.com, or Smashwords, and Casting Shadows is marked down to $2.99 at the same e-tailers. Click through to get the bargains, and please feel free to share the news! 

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Book 3 Cover Reveal!

Come on over to Petit Fours and Hot Tamales, where I'm blogging today about beauty and self-image in my young-adult books. Get a sneak peek at book three in the Ash Grove chronicles, Among the Shadows, and leave a comment for a chance to win a free ebook of The Shadow and the Rose!

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