IVY’S SEARCH a Contemporary Western Romance in the Burnt River Series Just Released

I’m thrilled to share that IVY’S SEARCH is officially released and live on Amazon.com! I’ll publish links to Barnes & Noble and the other platforms as soon as the book is available there.

IVY’S SEARCH is one of my favorite stories to-date, and brings an element of suspense and danger to Burnt River, in addition to some very handsome, tough and sexy Navy SEALS. (It’s hard to go wrong with that combination!)

Several other existing Burnt River characters make an appearance in this book, too.

This was a fun book to write, and I introduce a few new characters that are featured in a  side-series I’m writing that gives center stage to BRG Security–yes, I’m jumping headlong into writing romantic suspense with a military component! You’ll have to read IVY’S SEARCH to learn a bit more about the BRG Security guys; they come in toward the end of the book to help Ivy.

A few of you have written to ask me why I’ve moved into contemporary romance, and I want you to know that the Choice Brides Suffragette Series will continue, and I plan to finish the stories of all of Elizabeth’s friends–I promise!

For the immediate future, I’m following my heart and writing a current setting with a bit of intrigue and suspense thrown into the romance, and loving every moment! Hopefully you will love the books, too.

On November 15th I have a book that will publish in the First Street Church Kindle World! It’s my first foray into a ‘Kindle World’ and super fun to write with these talented authors.

There’s a lot happening over the next few months, and I’m grateful to each and everyone of you–your emails, messages on social media, and participation in events and giveaways warms my heart. My life is more beautiful because of you.

Thank you!

Get your copy of IVY’S SEARCH on Amazon here.


The New Burnt River Contemporary Western Romance Series Giveaway

I am thrilled to be writing with some amazing contemporary western romance authors in the new Burnt River Series.

Collaborating with them to create the town of Burnt River, the characters, men, women, children and families who make up this fictional town, and the opportunity to weave stories of triumph, romance, and love throughout is an honor that is indescribable.

This week we are featuring a contest giveaway in honor of the books written and the books still to come, and we hope you will join us! You can find the Burnt River Group (Facebook) here, and even if you discover this after the giveaway is over, we hope that you will still join us and take part in what is quickly becoming a wonderful community of readers and romance lovers.

My first book, Aqua’s Achilles, focuses on an unusual addition to the Burnt River community, the Weaver family. They are considered to be a bit of an outcast, yet manage to be part of the community and fabric of the town. Aqua’s Achilles focuses on the daughter (Aqua) and her unexpected return to Burnt River and the tumultuous relationship she re-develops with one of Burnt River’s doctors, Blake Stone.

The story ends with a bit of a twist that will develop over the course of the series.

My book 2, IVY’S SEARCH, which is book 8 in the series, starts with a bang as one of Aqua’s former college roommates reaches out during a time of trouble. She brings with her some baggage that no one in Burnt River can anticipate, and although the road is rocky and even dangerous at times, we’ll soon find out if Ivy will find what she is searching for and find the same happiness and love that the other characters in Burnt River have experienced — or will she continue to run?

Have you read the other books in the series? Please let me know in the comments below and join us in the group for fun discussion, connections, a common love of romance, and giveaways/contests.