CAN’T FORGET YOU Cover Reveal!

Guess what? It’s cover reveal time for CAN’T FORGET YOU, the third book in my Risking It All series. It hits shelves and e-readers on December 19th. I know it’s a long time, but I promise Mark and Jess will be worth the wait! In the meantime, feel free to pre-order your copy and add it to your Goodreads shelf! :)

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If you’ve read either of the first two books in the series, you’ve already met Mark. He’s my tall, scarred, man of few words, former Army Special Forces who never got over his first and only love – his high school sweetheart, Jess. Second chances are both heart-wrenching and *hot* when these two square off over a parcel of land they each need to grow their business.

I hope you all swoon for Mark as hard as I did! <3

Are You Ready to Risk It All?

The Mountains are Calling...

I have a new series coming in August, and I can’t wait to introduce you to the sexy, adventurous heroes and kick-butt heroines of Haven, North Carolina. The series is called Risking It All, and it opens with a hot little novella called Rock with You. I confess…the mountains have been calling my name a lot lately, and I was thrilled to set this series in the Smoky Mountains. You’ll see why in a minute 😉

shutterstock_134985203 - smallFirst off, you’ll meet rock star Sam Weiss. Fresh from a tabloid scandal, his manager ships him off to a secluded cabin in the mountains to stay out of the headlines until he’s written his next big hit. Throw in an unexpected ice storm and a spunky bakery owner, and Sam’s found his muse again, but can he leave her behind to return to his life in LA?

Next up are three thrill-seeking former foster brothers who’ve joined forces to open an extreme outdoor adventure facility. Yeah, we’re talking zip-lining, rock climbing, outdoor survival skills, and the like. These guys live for their next adventure, but they’re about to discover that falling in love is the biggest adrenaline rush of all.

shutterstock_437334520 - smallIn Run to You, you’ll meet Ethan Hunter. With his tousled blond hair, blue eyes, and ready smile, he’s charming the panties off women all over Haven. But behind his easygoing facade, painful scars from his childhood have kept Ethan from opening his heart.

Ryan Blake is up next in Crazy for You. Ryan’s got the tats, the bike, and the reputation to go with them, but trust me, this semi-reformed bad boy’s got a heart of gold.

shutterstock_106243226 - small - croppedMark Dalton has to wait the longest for his HEA (but I promise it’ll be worth the wait) in book 3, Can’t Forget You. Mark is Mr. Tall, Dark, and Handsome and a man of few words. A scar slashing his right cheek is the only visible reminder of the accident that ended his career in the Army’s Special Forces, but there are others, scars that run much deeper, all the way to his heart.

I am crazy in love with all four of these guys, and over the next few weeks I’m going to do a series of blog posts introducing them to you in more detail. In the meantime, I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek! :)

Blog Post: Meet Rock with You’s Sam Weiss
Blog Post: Meet Run to You’s Ethan Hunter

Up, up, and away!

So, if you follow me on social media, you might have already seen a few pictures from my weekend trip, but since I mentioned it in my blog post last week about new book titles, I wanted to share a few pictures here too! On Saturday, I flew to New Jersey to meet a college friend to see Madonna in concert. Atlantic City was a wet, windy mess from last weekend’s rain storm, but that didn’t dampen our fun! :)

A little history – fourteen years ago, my friend Hope and I “vogued” our way to our first Madonna concert…

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Pioneering selfies before selfie was a word! :) (I called them “handhelds” back in the day…)

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Fast forward from 2001 to 2015, marriage and a couple of kids later, and we are still at it! :)

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Madonna was absolutely fantastic! I’ve seen her a *lot* of times, and this might be the best show I’ve ever seen. If you get a chance to see her on her Rebel Heart tour, do it! :) You won’t be disappointed, I promise.

After seeing Madonna in Atlantic City, I headed into New York City for the second half of my awesome trip. I had lunch with my editor (and got to talk about all kinds of fun bookish things!) :) before meeting some more old friends – this time fellow Gloria Estefan fans! We went to see the Broadway premiere of On Your Feet, the new show based on Gloria and her husband, Emilio’s, lives. The show was amazing! And Gloria and her family were there too! And I got to give her a hug! <3

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Love her! :)

So there you have it – my awesome, amazing, whirlwind trip to New Jersey and New York, and now you get a better idea of the meaning behind my new book titles, Crazy For You and Can’t Forget You! :)

Oh! And one more bit of news…I’ve also sold a novella that will be kicking off my new series next summer – I’m very excited about it! :)

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New books, music videos, and a mountain haven – oh yes! :)

You might have heard that I have a new series coming out next summer. It’s called Risking it All, and it follows three semi-reformed bad boys who met as kids in the foster care system and reunite as adults to open an extreme outdoor adventure business in the small mountain town of Haven, North Carolina. I’m so excited about it! And while the books are still pretty far away, I’m going to be seeing two of the talented ladies mentioned below this weekend, so it seemed the perfect time to share titles and release dates with you all.

So here’s where this post gets funny (for me, at least!) :) Back in July, my editor asked me to start thinking about titles for the series and said they were looking for song titles as book titles for this one. Yeah, she was definitely thinking about classic songs a la Jill Shalvis’s Lucky Harbor series. I don’t think she was expecting the list she got from me including everything from Aerosmith to Madonna – ha!! :) And after a little back and forth, we ended up with a series that I am absolutely thrilled with. So I present to you…

Run to You – Risking it All book 1, August 30, 2016

Did you all love The Bodyguard as much as I did? I was a huge Whitney Houston fan, and I had this album on constant replay back in high school (what, did I just date myself?!). Seeing Whitney now makes me sad, but this book has its share of heartbreak as well. Once you’ve read it, you’ll understand why this title is so perfect. I can’t wait to share Ethan and Gabby’s story with you, and I hope to have much more information on this one for you soon!

Crazy For You – Risking it All book 2, February 28, 2017

Oh yeah, I’m a huge Madonna fan. In fact, I’m seeing her in concert for the umpteenth time this weekend in Atlantic City, and I cannot wait! I’ve always loved this song, and I think it works perfectly for the book where the town’s good girl, Emma, gets a little wild with tattooed, motorcycle-riding bad boy Ryan, don’t you? :)

Can’t Forget You – Risking it All book 3, August 29, 2017

Now here’s where things really get interesting, because I’m positive that my editor didn’t know about this when she asked me for song titles:

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Yes, that’s Gloria Estefan and me. I’m a huge fan. I’ve met her many times, so many times that she knows me by name! And no, I’m not a stalker, she’s just super cool and likes to get to know her fans – promise :) And as it happens, I’m going to the Broadway show based on her life story this weekend too. So it is extra epic and awesome that I get to use one of her song titles for my new series! And Can’t Forget You seemed the perfect title for this second chance romance.

So there you have it. I will share pictures from my NJ/NY weekend trip next week (now just cross your fingers that mother nature behaves and doesn’t flood out my trip!) And if these release dates sound too far in the future…stay tuned, because I just might have a little something else coming your way in the meantime! :)