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So This Happened…

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Guess what? Guess what? No, wait—you’ll never guess. But go ahead and try! …Give up? Okay, I’ll tell you. It’s this:

Your New Best Friend

Isn’t it pretty?! Yer darn tootin’ it is!

So here’s the story: I’ve signed with Gemma Halliday Publishing for my sixth romcom, Your New Best Friend, which will be publishing this summer! Stay tuned for updates! In the meantime, here’s a little something about it:

Your New Best Friend

Jane Austen’s Emma made a habit of meddling in other people’s lives, but Melanie Abbott has turned it into a cottage industry.

As “modern American royalty” living in Abbott’s Bay, Massachusetts, a town founded by her ancestor, Melanie Abbott feels it’s her right—even her duty—to employ her uncanny knack for knowing exactly what everyone needs to improve their lives. She eagerly shares her wisdom and insight with her friends and neighbors…whether they ask for it or not. If only Conn Garvey, her dearest friend, agreed with her.

Connacht Garvey has been keeping an eye on Melanie since they were kids. A bit older, far more level-headed, and infinitely patient, Conn feels it’s his duty to pull Melanie back from whatever cliff’s edge she’s about to wander off. Conn thinks Melanie is egotistical, self-centered, irritating, infuriating, relentless, ridiculous…and irresistible. Not that Conn’s confessed to that last one. Yet.

When Melanie impulsively starts up a new advice-giving business, it’s an instant hit. Conn doesn’t approve, as usual, which is too bad, because Melanie’s convinced he needs her VIP package. (Of advice!) His coffeehouse is showing signs of financial trouble, plus his toxic ex is suddenly sniffing around, acting like she’s having second thoughts about their breakup. Will their friendship be blown to bits because of Melanie’s meddling…or will it become something more?

Meet My Feline Overlord

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So the Happy Ever After blog at USAToday has this nifty little series going called “Authors and Their Pets.” I would have named it “Authors and Their Masters,” but hey, whatever we need to believe that lets us sleep at night, you know?

Anyway, I was honored to have the opportunity to talk about my feline overlord, Jasmine, this week. She’s one heck of a taskmaster, even though she’s an old lady (19). Plus I talk a little bit about Jordan, the main character of my latest romcom, Lucky for You (Marsden 3), who adopts stray cats…a little too zealously. Head on over to my little piece at USAToday‘s HEA to find out more!

Twenty-four hours!

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Or, to paraphrase Ralphie’s Old Man in A Christmas Story, “Tomorrow, tomorrow! Hot damn, tomorrow!” (Hey, better that than the infernal Annie earworm, no?)

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Anyway. I had a point—that my fifth book baby, and the third in my small-town rom-com Marsden trilogy, Lucky for You, will be available tomorrow, August 18! It’s in all digital formats—Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks, Google Books—so fire up you favorite e-reader and grab a copy!

Here’s a little bit of way-too-feisty main character Jordan keeping poor Will off balance. See you tomorrow!

One week!

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One week and it’s back to Marsden with Lucky for You, the third installment in my small-town rom-com series! Let the squee-ing commence!

And if you’re a blogger/reviewer and would like to be an event host for release day, head on over to Bliss Book Promotions to sign up!

See you next Tuesday—and I mean that in the nicest way possible!

When Real Life Attacks

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So there I was, right? Nose to the grindstone, writing away. New and shiny WIP (work in progress), 30,000 words in, deadline shining like a beacon on the horizon—not too close, not too far away, which is just the way I like it. The only hiccup was that my 11-year-old son was joyously commencing his do-nothing, intentionally-rot-the-brain summer vacation. That meant there would be constant running commentary on his video games (he loves to share) and frequent requests for food, but he’s gotten to the age where he can amuse himself most of the time, so I wasn’t too concerned. Hey, he’s my kid—I’d be happy to spend time with him during the day. Without that pesky getting-to-school alarm clock going off in the morning, I could compensate by staying up into the wee hours every night, writing when the house was quiet. Good plan.

See? Crushing. It.

Hahahaa…yeah, no. Read the rest of this entry

What’s on Page 45 of Picture This? (Plus WIN Candy!)

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It’s #ChickLitMay! Otherwise known as Chick Lit Chat’s celebration of International Chick Lit Month! Today we’re teasing our chick lit/romantic comedies by talking about what’s on page 45. And you can enter to win some yummy caramels! Keep reading! Read the rest of this entry

99 Cents for a Day—What a (Kindle Daily) Deal

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Screen shot 2015-03-25 at 8.23.56 AMHold everything! For 24 precious hours, my Hollywood-set rom com, Unscripted, is the romance Kindle Daily Deal at Amazon! Ninety-nine paltry cents, people!

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99 of these babies! Kamaaaan!

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Featured on A Cheap Romance! (No, it’s a good thing! Honest!)

I don’t want to hear anything about trying to wean yourself off impulse buys—now is not the time! Now is the time to do a one-click buy and start laughing at TV producer Faith’s misadventures and sighing over her love interest, Mason, a hottie college professor. Yes, there may be tweed jackets with elbow patches involved. I can say no more. Go! Find out for yourself!

And here’s more info if you need it:

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Oh, It’s On!

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Happy March! I won’t say “happy spring” because I’m up to my eyeballs in snow and single-digit temperatures. I hope it’s different where you are, but for me…firmly convinced spring will never come. I’ve accepted it: The U.S. Northeast has got itself a permanent winter.

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However, something is thawing my frozen heart (if not my frozen nose)… Read the rest of this entry

ChickLitChat’s Fairy Tale Fun Blog Hop: Let’s Talk Princesses!

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Once upon a time…

…there were four fairy-tale princesses. They were all very different, but each was very special in her own unique way.

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Welcome to this stop on ChickLitChat’s Fairy Tale Fun Blog Hop, part of the ChickLitLove celebration going on all week! Glad to have you here! Let’s talk a princess or two…or how about four? And then I’ll let fill you in on how to win some goodies! Read the rest of this entry

If It’s in Publishers Marketplace, It Must Be True

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It’s official! Got it right here in a pile of pixels to prove it. My fifth romcom, and the third in my small-town Marsden series, Lucky for You, will be published later this year!

And if you haven’t visited Marsden yet, you can do it now—for cheap! The first in the series, Down on Love, is only 99 cents, and the second, Picture This, is $1.99, all e-formats. Get ’em while they’re hot!

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