I can't believe that Tell the Stars to Shine is the sixth book in the 'new' Summer Lake Seasons series. After six books, it's not exactly new anymore, is it?!
It's funny though, Austin has appeared in many of the books right since the beginning - and that's almost seven years ago now! I was so happy to finally tell his story. He's such a nice guy, and Amber is perfect for him.
For the giveaway this time, I thought it'd be fun to hear from you which series you're waiting for more books from. I think I know what I'm doing for the rest of the year - unless some other characters manage to elbow their way to the front of the line and change my mind. But I'm curious to know which stories you're looking forward to.
Would you like to see more:
Summer Lake originals
Summer Lake Silver
Summer Lake Seasons
or something else?
Forgive me if I've forgotten something ;0) Tell the Stars to Shine is my 40th book! So sometimes things slip by me when I try to remember them all!
Leave me a comment below to enter to win a $25 Amazon gift certificate. The winner will be announced in the newsletter next month, so be sure that you're signed up.
It's time for another giveaway and this time I'd like to know which Summer Lake Silver cover you like best. I love them ALL, so I guess I have to say that that's a valid answer for you, too.
I'm so thrilled at how well these "later-in-life" romances have been received. I had so many of the older characters wanting me to tell their stories, but I still had this "rule" in my head that romance novels only featured couples in their thirties - at the oldest.
I'm so glad I broke the "rule". Apparently, that's long been a talent of mine ;0)
I do love all these covers, and I love all the models - four wonderful guys. Lovett Taylor as Clay. Kevin R Davis as Seymour. Tom Dean Ernsting as Ted and Christopher Clark as Diego.
I'm extra thrilled that for both Kevin and Chris, these Summer Lake Silvers are the very first book covers they've featured on. They're both going on to make big names for themselves in the industry.
So, for your chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card - or another retailer of the winners choice, comment below to tell me which cover is your favourite.
I'll announce the winner in the newsletter next month so be sure you're signed up! You can do that here
Ted and Audrey's story is out now and to celebrate, I'm giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Certificate. To enter just leave me a comment below to tell me which of the Summer Lake Silver books is your favourite.
If you haven't read them or they don't appeal to you, you can tell me that to. I'm interested to hear what you think.
I'll announce the winner in the newsletter so make sure you're signed up. You can do that here
Colt and Cassie's story, Forever Takes a While releases on Friday, February 28th.
To celebrate that this is the fifth book in the Summer Lake Seasons Series, I'll be giving away a signed paperback copy of the winner's choice of the one of the books in the series.
For your chance to win leave me a comment below to tell me which is your favourite of the Seasons books - and why.
1. Take These Broken Wings, Angel and Luke.
2. Too Much Love to Hide, Maria and Zack.
3. Sunshine Over Snow, Logan and Roxy
4. Chase the Blues Away, Ivan and Abbie
5. Forever Takes a While, Colt and Cassie
I'm including Forever Takes a While as an option because the winner will be selected at the end of March, so you'll have time to decide if it's a new favourite.
The winner will only be announced in the newsletter - so make sure that you're signed up -- you can do that here.
I'm going to select THREE winners to each receive a signed paperback of one of my books - winners can choose which.
In order to enter, all you need to do is leave me a comment below with your answer to the question.
If you could bring one of my characters to life for a day, who would you choose - and why?
I'm curious to see the answers to this one.
I'll select winners at the beginning of December - names will only be announced in the newsletter, so make sure you're signed up - and that you open the emails!
I'm giving away another set of signed paperbacks of the Remington Ranch series.
To enter, leave me a comment and let me know how impatient you are - or aren't - to get to the new cowboy series.
These are a few of the questions I'm curious about, but feel free to let me know whatever else you're thinking, too.
Do you like rotating through the different series or would you rather go through one series then start another?
Do you mind waiting for more cowboys - or are you eager to get to their stories?
When we do get to them, would you rather we alternate their stories with the other series or would you like to focus on them for a while?
I'll announce the winner in the newsletter in the middle of October - so make sure you're signed up to receive it!
Instead of disappearing completely between new releases, I'm trying to be more sociable. So, I'm curious - what would you like to see from me?
I have this scheduling calendar thing (lol - we'll see how long that lasts!) and it suggests all kinds of different categories that people like seeing on social media.
I don't like most of them! I'd rather hear from you directly. So, tell me; would you like to see more about what I'm writing, more giveaways, more jokes and quotes - more Murphy pics? Or something else?
Leave me a comment below with your suggestions, and I'll pick a winner at the beginning of October to receive a full paperback set of the original Summer Lake series.
I'll announce the winner in the newsletter, so make sure you're signed up here.
A Dream too Far is up for preorder! Yay!
Here are the links if you want to get it:
Amazon US Amazon UK Amazon CA Amazon AUS
Google Play B&N Kobo Apple iBooks
And I thought we could have a little fun with this month's giveaway. It was pointed out to me that on this (lovely) cover, there is something that not everyone might want to see. If you look just above the EA in the word Dream, you'll see the offending - or enticing, depending on your taste - point.
Go on, I'll wait here while you scroll back up to take a look.
Did you see it? Do you mind it? Do you like it? I'll be honest, I hadn't even noticed it. But once it was mentioned, it made me curious. To nipple or not to nipple, that is the question - is it nobler for our art .... no, I'll stop. It's just a bit of fun - and an excuse to give away a signed copy of the paperback when it's ready. To enter, all you need to do is leave me a comment below and tell me - should it stay or should it go?
The winner will be announced in the newsletter at the beginning of September - so make you're signed up to receive it - you can do that here
I'm still plugging away trying to get the hang of my dictation software. It's getting better - maybe that should be I'm getting better, getting the hang of it. The program is called Dragon and it's very clever, really. I'd go as far as to say I'm making friends with my Dragon now and it's about time he had a name.
I thought it'd be fun for this month's giveaway to see if you can come up with a name for him. So, for your chance to win a signed paperback copy of one of my books - the winner gets to choose which - leave me a comment with a name suggestion. What do you think he should be called?
I'll pick the winner next month - make sure you're signed up for the newsletter as I'll announce the winner there.
Well, it's taken me a while longer than I'd planned, but Bring on the Night is almost ready and I plan to release next Friday - June 21st. I hope you're going to love this one as much as I do. Autumn and Matt have both been around for a while and shown up across a couple of series, but it took them a long time to be ready for their story - well, to be fair, Matt would have been happy to dive in from the first time we met him, but Autumn took some persuading - I hope you'll enjoy seeing how Matt goes about finally winning her over.
I'll be giving away a signed paperback copy in the newsletter at the beginning of July. For your chance to win, leave me a comment below and tell me which of these books you'd be most interested to read.
I've committed to releasing three more books this year:
Summer Lake Silver 2- Seymour and Chris - coming August 24th.
Summer Lake Seasons 3 - Logan and Roxy - coming in late October.
Love in Nashville 2 - I'll tell you who after you've read Autumn and Matt ;0) - coming in December.
BUT - I have a feeling I'll sneak one more book in there somewhere before the year is over and I wondered who you'd be most interested in. No promises - you know I can only do what the voices in my head tell me to do ;0) BUT these three stories are all wanting to get out into the world. I want to write them ALL, but if I only get to one, which one would you like to see first?
1) Spider. You met him in the Davenports series. He's Grace's friend who grew up in the foster care system. He's not part of the Davenport family, and he's no billionaire, but he needs a book. A bearded, tattooed, tough guy isn't my usual leading man, but if you've met him you know he's so much more than that description might lead you to believe.
2) Grady. You met him in the Hamiltons series. He works for Molly at her restaurant. I know he caught a lot of readers' attention. He seemed like just a fun-loving, partying, surfer-type guy, but then we learned that he was about to take on guardianship of his niece - he has a lot of story to tell and I can't wait to write it.
3) Leanne and Ryan. You met them back in the early Summer Lake books. They're friends of Missy's Dan and they have a lot of history. Leanne didn't do herself any favours when she interfered in Smoke and Laura's story but she kept coming back in later books to try to redeem herself. Ryan is something of a mystery, he set Dan up with some super-secret government work - and I'm sure you won't be surprised to hear that he has another connection - apparently he worked with TJ Davenport a few years ago, too. ( I have to be honest, my hesitation with this story is that I just know it's going to kick off another series - of ex-military and special forces types. I love the idea, just don't know when I will ever get around to writing them!
There are other possibilities, but I think one of these three is the most likely to elbow its way to the front of the line. So, let's make it a Giveaway question, shall we? Leave me a comment below about which of these stories you'd like to see first - and why - and that will count as your entry to win a signed paperback copy of Bring on the Night. I'll announce the winner in the newsletter early next month, so make sure you're signed up - you can do that here.
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