Thursday, December 27, 2012

Gifting Books Giveaway WINNERS

I'm so happy to announce the winners of Finding Home, from the Gifting Books Giveaway!




Julie Kornhausl and Ki Pha!

CONGRATULATIONS, and I hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Gifting Books Giveaway Hop!

gifting books giveaway hop
#XmasGIVEAWAY
 
Gifting Books Christmas hop was organized by Reading Romances!
Time for a great giveaway hop! Look below for lots of freebies and new friends! The question is what's the best book you've gotten? For me, it was Jane Eyre. My favorite book.
What you can win here: Finding Home
Number of winners: 2
Open to (INT, US or US/CAN): INT
How to enter: Use the Rafflecopter below!
Check out Finding Home!


Jessica Deitermeier is on the run from her family and from herself. The rings her mother bequeathed to her upon her untimely death are worth money, and her uncle will apparently stop at nothing to get them.

She makes her way from Boston to Minnesota and finds work on a small farm. Everything goes smoothly for four months...until the farmer's “prodigal son” comes home. The dark, moody Ben Elkers shakes Jessica on a level she doesn't understand.

Ben Elkers is a failed businessman. When he loses all his money in bad investments, he makes his way home to Sauk Centre. After leaving his parents without so much as a phone call for the holidays, he's surprised when they welcome him with open arms, but even more surprised at the fiery red-headed girl sleeping in his old bed.

Together, they discover the importance of family and decide to do whatever it takes to find home.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Finding Home RELEASE!

I'm so proud to announce the release of my next book, Finding Home, today!

It's a holiday romance with some suspense thrown in, the story of two people desperately searching for home in their own different ways. It's got farm living, a bar fight, coveted family heirlooms, dark family secrets, city life, Christmas and of course, sexy tension etc.

The cover is beautiful. At this point, you've seen it, but let's show it again, shall we?

 
Here's the blurb, and below the links, I'll give a new excerpt!
 
 
Jessica Deitermeier is on the run from her family and from herself. The rings her mother bequeathed to her upon her untimely death are worth money, and her uncle will apparently stop at nothing to get them.

 
She makes her way from Boston to Minnesota and finds work on a small farm. Everything goes smoothly for four months...until the farmer's “prodigal son” comes home. The dark, moody Ben Elkers shakes Jessica on a level she doesn't understand. 

 
Ben Elkers is a failed businessman. When he loses all his money in bad investments, he makes his way home to Sauk Centre. After leaving his parents without so much as a phone call for the holidays, he's surprised when they welcome him with open arms, but even more surprised at the fiery red-headed girl sleeping in his old bed.
 
 
Together, they discover the importance of family and decide to do whatever it takes to find home.
 
 
Buy it HERE at Resplendence Publishing today to get your holiday romance read on!
 
 
If you'd like a little taste, here's an excerpt from the first few chapters.
 
 
****
Ben inhaled the steam as he stepped into the recently used bathroom. What a vision his parents had procured. And as a farmhand? That girl should be royalty. Her crimson hair curling around her face where the tie couldn’t hold it back, her delicate features and little snub nose, the way she held herself—they all spoke to good breeding and wealth. And her eyes, a vibrant emerald that nearly held him hypnotized.
 
He saw from her hands she wasn’t accustomed to life on the farm and from her sweater and posture she had style and grace. His mother had said from the girl was from Boston but she never talked about home. Ellie had been warning him not to broach the subjects during his father’s arrival and their homecoming dinner, but Ben didn’t know if he could hold back. He wanted to know everything he could about the beautiful creature helping his mother cook downstairs.
 
He’d had a lot of girls in the city, especially in the beginning when he was so confident he’d spent loosely, out to impress. Fancy dinners, investor meetings, penthouse suites…Ben had done the whole thing. On his own dime. A dime he didn’t even have yet and now probably never would.
 
But none of the wealthy blondes or brunettes had called to him the way this girl was after only a brief meeting. She had an innocence about her, tied to a protective barrier he couldn’t quite make heads or tails of. He got the impression she wasn’t in Minnesota because she liked the weather. Her accent was fully Massachusetts. He wondered what had brought her all the way out here.
 
He folded a towel around his powerful hips and went out into the small hallway. From habit, he headed for his old room. And he ran straight into Jessica. The girl had just been coming upstairs, and Ben reached out his arms, grasping her to stop her from falling backward. The feel of her soft sweater on his naked skin sent goose bumps down his spine, and he felt an unwelcome arousal creeping up beneath the towel.
 
“Are you okay?” he asked, his voice a bit breathless. “I almost killed you.”
 
She looked up at him, those soulful eyes capturing his own and not letting go. As they stood there, a crazy impulse swamped Ben and before he could stop himself, he drew the girl against his chest. She gave no resistance, just a soft whimper of surprise. Her head rested on his damp shoulder. She smelled of cookie dough, the old farmhouse and everything he loved. His heart rate quickened, and he dropped his arms, allowing her to step back.
 
She glanced at him again, under her long fiery lashes, before moving past him, holding up the bundle in her hands. “I was just going to replace the linens.”
 
She closed the bathroom door behind her before he could respond.
 ****
 
When Jessica returned downstairs, Ben was waiting for her, his hand on the banister. He was dressed in a black button-up and tight European-style jeans. He’d combed back his black hair, and it stayed that way because it was still wet. He looked sleek and sure of himself, a lazy smile on his bow-shaped lips.
 
“My lady, the parents of the house request our presence at the dinner table.” He swooped out his arm with a flourish, twirling his hand and taking a mock bow.
 
She giggled and slipped her fingers into his palm, her nerves tingling at the touch. He led her to the dining room, rubbing the back of her hand with the pad of his thumb. Every muscle in her body tightened at his movements.
 
“A true family dinner?”
 
Ben stopped and turned her toward him. “Is there any other way?” he asked.
 
Jessica thought about it. She was an only child, and before her parents had died, they’d treated the Christmas holiday like any other time. Sure, on the day itself, there had been presents, maybe a few carols, but certainly no special dinners. No visiting with relatives, either. That had been completely out of the question. Her father didn’t have any family, and while her mother had a brother who lived a half hour away, just outside Boston, they didn’t speak. Even the mention of Uncle Travis’ name had put her mother in a huff. Jessica had learned early on that she would never meet her family, that she shouldn’t want to. She only knew she had some young cousins from the note Travis had written her after the funeral. Whatever had happened in those years before Jessica had been born, it was unforgivable.
 
A throat cleared from the other room, and Jessica found Ben's father, Harold, staring at them from his spot at the head of the table. She felt sure he would reprimand them for stalling until the stern lines of his face softened into a smile.
 
“It’s time to eat,” he said gently, “but before you head over here, look up.”
 
Hanging above their head was a sprig of white berries and dark green leaves, tied to a hook on a string.
 
“The mistletoe?” she asked.
 
Harold nodded.  Strong arms drew her close. Of all the ways she could have spent the Christmas season, she’d never imagined she’d be in the arms of a dark, handsome stranger, sharing a kiss.
 


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Excerpt from Holiday Romantic Suspense, Finding Home

I have a new holiday romantic suspense coming out, and the cover is so gorgeous. Heather at the Red Headed Bookworm agreed to release an excerpt from the book, which comes out on December 19th!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Finding Home Cover REVEAL!

I'm excited to show you the cover of my new book coming out on December 19th! Not only is this my favorite cover of all time (so far) it's also my favorite book (of mine, lol).

It's a great little piece, in my opinion. Probably my best work (and seriously, check out that hero. Nice job, artists.) So without further ado: Finding Home!

 
 
 
"Jessica Deitermeier is on the run from her family and from herself. The rings her mother bequeathed to her upon her untimely death are worth millions, and her uncle will apparently stop at nothing to get them.
She makes her way from Boston to Minnesota and finds work on a small farm. Everything goes smoothly for six months...until the farmer's 'prodigal son' comes home. The dark, moody Ben Elkers shakes Jessica on a level she doesn't understand.
When she sees the way the family pulls together, she makes a decision. Even though she wants to stay and see things through with Ben, she has to go home and stand up to her own family.
Ben Elkers is a failed businessman. When he loses all his money in bad investments, he makes his way home to Sauk Centre. After having left his parents years ago without so much as a phone call for the holidays, he's surprised when they welcome him with open arms, but even more surprised at the fiery red-headed girl sleeping in his old bed.
After a whirlwind Christmas, she up and leaves, and Ben starts to understand what he must have done to his small-town family and friends. When a business decision finally goes right, he takes off to find Jessica, this time taking pains to stay in touch with his roots.
Will either of them ever find home?"

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Fall in Love Giveaway WINNERS!

Congratulations to:

Cindy Mucha Barton,

Kimberly Holgate,

Sherry Strode

and May


for winning Body Combat or Hit and Stay as part of the Fall in Love Giveaway Hop!

I hope you enjoy it, and come back for more!