Cover Reveal: Know By Heart

I’m so excited to share the cover for my upcoming book, Know By Heart, Book 3 of the Bright Park series!

But first, here’s a summary of the book:

Laurel Moore’s ideal future consists of two things: a steady career and a stable relationship. Now that she’s got the job part down, she’s ready to focus on the other goal, and she’s found a guy who seems almost perfect: her not-yet-official boyfriend, Grant. The only problem? He’s focused on the marriage and kids dream, and she’s not feeling it.

Besides, Laurel’s kidding herself if she thinks she’s over her best friend and long-time crush, Brandon, the ladies’ man of Bright Park. Even worse, her friends accuse her of still having feelings for Seth, a sexy wise-guy that she’d made out with a couple of years back. And they might not be wrong.

It’s time for Laurel to sort all of this out before things get too serious with Grant. Does she still want to be with this great guy, even though they want different things in life? Should she pursue Brandon now that he’s newly single, even when she has a feeling he doesn’t want her like that? And if she really is in love with Brandon, then why can’t she stop thinking about Seth?

And here is the cover, designed by Addendum Designs:

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Know By Heart will be available on Amazon on September 15th! For now, you can add it to your To-Read list on Goodreads.

I’m a pretty big fan of cover reveals, and not just for my own books. What eye-catching covers have you seen lately?

Till Next Time,


Let’s Talk About: Act Like It

I first heard about this book from the Smart Bitches, Trashy Books blog. Everyone was raving about it. Raving. They looooooved it.

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Darn right, they loved it. This book is amazing! Admittedly, the fake relationship trope isn’t usually my thing, but ohmygoodness, none of that mattered in Act Like It. Parker’s characters carry the story to the point where they could have gotten up to any kind of plot hole-ridden crazysauce and I would not have cared in the slightest. I got a very Pride and Prejudice-esque vibe for some reason–maybe the banter between the hero and heroine, maybe because I so loved watching the hero’s growth and change for the better, maybe because the ending was so wholly satisfying. Whatever the reason, I’ll definitely be re-reading this one!

Cover Reveal–Fierce Dancer

The Sierra Pride is about to get a new installment, and we’re branching out a little bit. This is the first book that doesn’t have a Fournier brother as one of the main characters. Quentin is a rogue lion who’s craving a sense of home. Here’s the description:

Emma Koons had been promised a spot in a Nevada ballet company, but after making a poor dating choice she’s out on her can, with no good work prospects. Now she dances in the Lollipop Lounge. It’s a far cry from ballet, but it keeps her body toned and ready for the day she might be able to audition again.

Quentin Armstrong is a loner mountain lion shifter with a yearning to be a part of something bigger. When the Fourniers call him for a favor, he accepts, hardly expecting to fall in love with the woman they send him to find. The last thing he wants to do is expose Emma to the dangers of his shifter world, but soon he finds himself fighting not only to keep her heart, but to save her life.

And now…the cover!


Yes, it’s very pink, which makes me extremely happy. 🙂 I can’t wait to share the rest of the book with you! It’s available for pre-order on Amazon and AmazonSmile and will be released on September 7th.

Let’s Talk About: All In My Head


All In My Head by Kristen James was a lucky find. I discovered it on Amazon by chance, and the summary grabbed my attention right away. It’s a contemporary romance with a twist.

The main character, Avery, wakes up after an accident and discovers that she can hear a male voice in her head. The voice belongs to someone named Marcus. They have their differences at first, but as they grow to care about each other, it becomes more and more complicated. How do you have a relationship with someone who’s in your head, if he’s even real?

Ms. James pulled off this unique plot well, and she got me to care about her characters’ lives and well being. She combines the things I love most about one of my favorite genres (contemporary romance) with unconventional additions that make the story that more exciting.

Have you read any books by Kristen James? Or any other clever books that set themselves apart from their genre?

Till Next Time,

Let’s talk about: Trial by Desire

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Trial by Desire by Courtney Milan is actually book 2 in the Carhart series. I didn’t read book 1 and I didn’t feel like I was missing anything. Lord and Lady Carhart have been separated (by oceans and continents) since their wedding years before. Each is hiding a major secret from the other. Each is wildly attracted to the other but afraid to get close.

Their chemistry is red hot, the sex scenes were so fulfilling (except when they weren’t meant to be).

This was actually my intro book to Milan’s historical romances and I will absolutely read more!

Have you read Trial by Desire? What’s your favorite Courtney Milan book? Let’s chat!


Fierce Player Release Day–and Fierce Wanderer, FREE


I think I fell in love with Maverick when he first popped up in Fierce Wanderer. From then on, I could not wait to write his book, Fierce Player. And then Kate showed up, in her pink hair and eff-you attitude in Chapter One, and I fell in love with this couple.

Kate Ahrens has a problem—she keeps imagining creepy men following her while she walks to and from her college campus. It’s the result of too much time spent developing games, and not enough time talking to actual people. But when she meets the hot librarian with amazing eyes, she starts to think maybe she just hadn’t found the right person to talk to.

As the fourth brother in the shapeshifting Sierra Pride, Maverick Fournier isn’t intimidated by much. Kate, though, with her hot pink hair and sexy piercings, makes him completely lose his cool. He wants to protect her, smell her, and mate her—maybe not in that order. Unfortunately, there are some other men interested in Kate, and their interest isn’t at all romantic. Even though protecting her means revealing his animal side, Maverick is determined to keep her safe and win her love.

Fierce Player, available now

Like all the other books in the Sierra Pride series, Fierce Player stands alone! This one is different in that it hints at things to come in the next books, but don’t worry–there’s still a happily-ever-after and the main story line is resolved.

You can one-click your way to reading Fierce Player here on Amazon or AmazonSmile!

And FINALLY THE FREE STUFF! Book 1 in the series, Fierce Wanderer, is available for FREE on Amazon for a limited time.

Many thanks to Lauren at Romance Novel Giveaways for designing the lovely banner up at the top of this post, and for helping to spread the word!

Savanna Dance Launch!

I hope you love this book as much as I do! Inira is a very different main character than Tara and Serena and was so much fun to write.

A reminder: the Hotel Safari books are connected by their setting and the minor characters, but each is a stand-alone novella. If you have only just discovered me and the series you can start with Savanna Dance without having read Pride of Africa or Night Spots. But feel free to give them a whirl!

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Follow her family’s path or give in to sizzling chemistry with a stranger under the moonlight?

Brandon Tyler has always had an interest in animals. Before he starts veterinary school in New York, he wants some experience with African mammals. While Hotel Safari offers him the chance to expand his horizons, he wasn’t planning on losing his heart, and certainly not to a giraffe shifter.

Inira Makeri’s life path has already been decided by her family. When she meets the blond American hunk, will she flout her parents’ demands and carve her own path?

Or will Brandon make the decision for her and run away when he learns what she really is?

This stand-alone short, recommended for ages 18 and up, is a multicultural, interracial romance with a little bit of spice and a happily-ever-after.

For now, Savanna Dance is only available on Amazon, but it will be available on Smashwords, iBooks, Kobo, and B&N, etc. in October. A print version will also be coming out this fall.

So, stay tuned and thanks so much for your support. Hope you love Savanna Dance!