Friday, May 12, 2017

KEY TO THE CITY-- Sapphire Falls Giveaway!

I've got a fun **GIVEAWAY* going on over on my Facebook page!  Come join us!

I've partnered with USB Memory Direct, a company specializing in creating custom USBs, to create a special KEY TO THE CITY for Sapphire Falls! 

These are USB drives that contain the first chapter of each of the first 7 Sapphire Falls books! A fantastic way to introduce NEW readers to the series!

You can find out more about the company at Wholesale Flash Drives! I absolutely love how they turned out and can't wait to get them out to new fans!

But now I need YOUR help! As my fans and the people who love Sapphire Falls best, I want YOU to help me hand out these KEYS TO THE CITY!

I need 25 people who are willing to pass these gorgeous sapphire blue keys on to romance-loving friends who haven't visited Sapphire Falls yet!

And to say thanks for helping me spread Sapphire Falls love, those 25 people will EACH get a $5 gift card to Amazon or any ebook from my backlist (not because I don't love iBooks and nook and kobo, but because those retailers don't offer $5 gift cards! 

Here's what I'm looking for:
* 25 people to each choose someone to recommend the series to!
* You have to be a member of my FB fan page AND subscribe to my newsletter.
* You have to agree to pass the USB on within one week of receiving it to a *romance reading* friend with a personal recommendation from you. You know, something like "omg I love this series, you have to try it, here's the first chapter from all the books!"

Here's all you have to do TO GET ENTERED:
1. AGREE to give the USB to a *romance reading* friend who hasn't read Sapphire Falls yet with a personal recommendation from you within ONE WEEK of receiving it!

2. Email me at* with your mailing address.

3. If you are one of the 25 chosen, I will email you back. Once you have given the USB away, you will email me again and tell me who you gave it to and what their reaction was :) I will then send you a $5 Amazon gift card OR an ebook from my backlist (your choice of book)

Sound good?

You can start emailing now and I'll close it on Sunday 5/14/17 at 11:59 pm CST 

* this is the only email address where we will accept entries. Emails to any other email address will be deleted. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Forever Mine SNEAK PEEK

“Let’s have dinner,” she suggested. “I can do your interview, and we can talk about some of the things Charli’s into.” He wanted to know more about superheroes and Galactic Renegades, after all. She was doing him a favor here.

“I can’t have dinner with you,” he said.

But there was a note of regret in his voice that made her unwilling to give up.

“It’s just dinner, Alex.”

“It wouldn’t be just dinner.”

The combination of his words and the way he said them made her forget what she’d been about to say. And how to breathe for a second. Yeah, she was definitely going to go for this. “Fine. We’ll stay here and order pizza. My friends will be working out right down the hall.”

“Chaperones?” he asked with a half smile.

“Right. That way no one will take their clothes off while we talk.”

Just one of his eyebrows went up. “I think I’ll be able to keep my clothes on while we eat pizza and talk about Galactic Renegades.”

She shrugged. “Then that makes one of us.”

He moved in closer. She wasn’t sure he was even aware of it, but suddenly he was a few inches into her personal space. “GR and pizza get you going?”

Maya had to swallow before she could answer. “Yeah. But it was compounded by how sweet you were with the kids and the way you handled your staff.” She realized a second too late how that sounded. “Your bo staff. Of course.”

The corner of his mouth quirked. “Of course.”

“Your hands were great…I mean, I’m not used to watching such big hands on the sticks…Your handling was…” She stopped, took a breath, and was finally able to say, “You did well in class.” But her cheeks felt a little warm. She hadn’t thought she was capable of blushing.

“Thanks. I like a woman who can tell me exactly what she wants from me.”

Maya heard the humor in his voice, and she rejoiced inside that he was flirting back.

“So my friends will be here to be sure I behave,” she told him. “Which is what you seem to want.” But given the slightest hint of permission to misbehave…

Again regret flickered in his eyes. “I wish I could—” He stopped and clenched his jaw for a moment. Then he said, “Charli’s mom was a one-night stand. Eleven years ago. Rachel brought Charli to meet me two months ago. I’m behind on…everything…fatherly. I’m trying to catch up as fast as I can. I can’t get distracted. Charli deserves the best of me.”

Wow, there was a lot of information in those few sentences. But two things were clear to Maya right away: Alex needed her help even more than she’d thought. And she liked him even more now. His love for his daughter was so apparent that it made Maya ache a little.

Okay, three things were clear—Alex might be attracted to her but he wasn’t going to act on that.

She nodded. “Got it. And clearly you have to stay for pizza. You need a crash course, and I’m the perfect person to teach you all about the things Charli loves.”

He didn’t respond for several long seconds, but finally he said, “I’ll text Charli’s mom and let her know I won’t be there for dinner tonight.”


He chuckled softly. “Do you always get your way?”

She smiled up at him. “Oh, Alex, this is your way. I’d have you down shooting tequila and dancing with me at Ricki’s if it was my way.” 

As soon as she’d said it, she realized she was still pushing. Kind of. She couldn’t seem to help it. Back off. Teach the guy about GR and stop thinking about his big hands on the staff… and all the other things you’d like to see his hands on… She cleared her throat. “Don’t worry, Alex. I’m doing this for Charli too.”

“You are?”

“Of course. She’s a fellow GR lover. I need to be sure her nerdy interests are fully nurtured.”

Alex gave her a smile that made her stomach flip. “I get it. You’re trying to increase your numbers.”

“My numbers?”

“The number of beautiful geeky girls in the world.”

Maya laughed. “Yes. That’s one reason.”

“Well, thank you,” he said. “Charli is—” He broke off, as if it was hard to explain what he wanted to say. “I’ve been working with kids for a long time. But I don’t get to really fix things for them very often. Charli is mine. With her I can actually make things better. Some things, anyway.”

Oh wow, yeah, she definitely wanted to take her clothes off with this guy. It was good her friends would be here, for sure.

“That sounds pathetic, probably,” he said.

Maya shook her head quickly and made her mouth move—and not say, “I’ve never been so turned on in my life.” “Actually, that,” she said, pointing her finger at his chest, “is the other reason I’m doing this.”



Maya shouldn’t have been surprised when Alex took a hold of her finger and pressed her hand against his chest. There had been chemistry zinging between them since the first second she’d seen him standing in the crowd at the mall two weeks ago. But she was surprised that he touched her without hesitation. And there wasn’t one thing creepy about it.

Dang, his chest was nice and hard. And hot. Her palm was warm and tingly.

The rest of her was pretty warm and tingly too, as a matter of fact.

“Thank you,” he said. Sincerely. No flirtation.

She found that even more tempting.

“You’re welcome.”

She should probably ask Alex to produce some proof of this daughter he claimed to have. But she knew he wasn’t lying. There had been something in his eyes when he talked about her that was impossible to fake. It was a combination of love and panic that she’d only ever seen in parents.

Besides, she simply couldn’t waste a single second of time with a guy who looked like this, made her feel like this, and wanted to know all about one of her favorite topics. Because seriously, once he got her going on the Avengers, she might never see him again.

“Okay, let me change and tell everyone what’s going on.” She pulled her hand away and her brain started functioning again. “Do you like Jerry’s pizza?”

“Love it.” His gaze swept over her from head to toe.

“What?” She smoothed her hand down the front of her tank.

“Just taking in the view before you change.”

She felt her body heat.

This was not just about superheroes. No matter how much either of them thought it should be.