Good News on this Good Friday

Friday, April 6, 2012
Okay, fine, I personally don't have any good news about my own writing to share.  My story I have submitted to a publisher has made it on to the next level.  After reading a partial, the editor asked to see the full manuscript.  And that was, umm, twenty-some days ago.  So...I'm still playing the wait game myself.

But I do know lots of people who DO have good news to share...ergo, I'll share their good news here today!

Let the good news begin:

A Contemporary Sweet Romance
Sunny Days for Sam
By Jennifer Shirk
ISBN: 9780803474680 (print)
Publisher: Avalon Books
Releases: April 16, 2011

Sunnyva “Sunny” Fletcher is a firm believer in fairy tales. With the recent debt she’s acquired, the hope of something magical happening in her life is the only thing keeping her going. She needs a job fast. So when Sunny learns the sexy new vacationer in town is looking for a nanny, she starts to believe she just may have a fairy godmother after all!

Internet guru Sam Calloway is only in town for the summer and needs a nanny for his two small children. However, the beautiful and inexperienced Sunny is not exactly the kind of caregiver Sam has in mind. It doesn’t take long for Sunny’s tenderhearted and bubble-blowing ways to soon have the children—and Sam—enamored with her. She’s a dream come true. But after what Sam’s been through, he’s stopped believing in fairy tales long ago.

Sunny manages to work her way into Sam’s closed-off heart, but at the end of the summer, will the workaholic dad go back to his life in New York City, or will he decide his days are much sunnier here with Sunny?

Buy Link: Amazon

A Tween Action Fantasy

Summer of the Eagles
by Ros Gemmell
ISBN: 978-1-77127-013-7 (ebook)
Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing
Released: March 23, 2012

Thirteen year old Stephanie (Stevie) loses her parents in a terrible accident, leaving her lame. Stevie’s dreams of running for Scotland are over. No longer able to cope with Stevie’s moods, Gran sends her to an aunt on a Scottish island.

Although Stevie gradually makes new friends and discovers an interest in the bird sanctuary, she soon falls into danger from two bird poachers intent on harming the eagles. A strange boy in the hills helps Stevie. Could he have anything to do with the eagles or the painted rocks and legends of the island?

Buy Link: Amazon

A Historic Inspirational Romance

Love on the Range
by Jessica Nelson
ISBN:978-0373829149 (pint and ebook)
Publisher: Love Inspired Historicals
Released: April 3, 2012

Any other socialite would view being packed off to a remote Oregon ranch as a punishment. But Gracelyn Riley knows that this is her opportunity to become a real reporter. If she can make her name through an interview with the elusive hero known as Striker, then she’ll never have to depend on anyone ever again.

Rancher Trevor Cruz can’t believe his secret identity is being endangered by an overly chatty city girl. But if there’s one thing he knows, it’s that Gracie’s pretty little snooping nose is bound to get her in trouble. So he’ll use her determination to find “Striker” to keep an eye on her…and stick close by her side.

Buy Link: Amazon

A Contemporary Erotic Romance
Saddle Up
by Marie Rose Dufour
ISBN:978-1-61885-235-9 (ebok)
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
Releases: April 13, 2012

Tasha Lane never realized how boring her life had become until one phone call in the middle of the night totally changed it. Can this forty-two year old accountant put aside a nine-year age gap and perpetual “foot in mouth” disorder to find love and happiness with an ex-rodeo star turned rancher?

Three years ago, Devin Grant traded the rodeo circuit for a cattle ranch. If someone told him, he would fall in love with a woman he’d never physically met, he’d think they were kicked too many times in the head by a bull. When her brother is thrown from his horse, it was finally time to meet the sexy woman of his dreams and convince her, he was worth taking a chance on.

Can he convince her before she goes back to her boring life? Will she be able to overcome their age difference and her own insecurities?

Pre-order Buy Link: Secret Cravings Publishing

A College Romance

Forbidden Love (Arbor University Series)
by Molly Daniels
ISBN:978-1-61885-172-7 (ebook)
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
Released: February 8, 2012

Meet Keri Patterson, a sophomore at Arbor University, pursuing a ¬dream to one day be a part of an Indy car racing team. Along the way, she meets and falls for an older man. With the innocence of her first love, Keri tries to balance her ambition to be the first female member of a racing pit crew and her awakening femininity. Will Keri and Kyle’s romance survive the hairpin twists and turns, or is disaster looming?

Kyle is not without problems of his own. He wasn’t expecting to meet the girl of his dreams before the ink is dry on the divorce petition. Trying to keep the two facets of his life separate, he discovers there is a fine line between love and hate, as well as deception and protection. But life doesn’t always get wrapped up in neat packages. Sometimes it blows up in your face.

Buy Link: Amazon

A Historical Inspirational Romance

Unending Devotion
by Jody Hedlund
ISBN:978-1-61885-235-9 (print & ebook)
Publisher: Bethany House
Releases: September 1, 2012

In 1883 Michigan, Lily Young is on a mission to save her lost sister, or die trying. Heedless of the danger, her searches of logging camps lead her to Harrison and into the sights of Connell McCormick, a man doing his best to add to the hard-earned fortunes of his lumber-baron father.

Posing during the day as a photographer’s assistant, Lily can’t understand why any God-fearing citizen would allow evil to persist and why men like Connell McCormick turn a blind eye to the crime rampant in the town. But Connell is boss-man of three of his father’s lumber camps in the area, and like most of the other men, he’s interested in clearing the pine and earning a profit. He figures as long as he’s living an upright life, that’s what matters.

Lily challenges everything he thought he knew, and together they work not only to save her sister but to put an end to the corruption that’s dominated Harrison for so long.

Pre-order Buy Link: Amazon

Contemporary Erotic Romance

One Tasty Night
by Amber Skyze
ISBN: (ebook)
Publisher: Amber Skyze
Released: March 21, 2012

Taylor Jax has been warding off Shane Griffin’s advances for a long time. Sure, she’s attracted to him. Who wouldn’t be? He is one fine example of the male form and in the time she’s gotten to know him as a customer in her store, he seems a great guy too. He’s just too young for Taylor and she fears that if she gives in to him, he’ll get bored with her eventually. She can’t risk her heart getting broken but her concerns don’t stop her fantasies; fantasies her friends are trying very hard to help make a reality. After a game of Truth or Dare, Taylor finds herself in an adult store with a list of goodies to purchase in order to make her fantasies come true. Does Taylor have it in her to let go of her worries and seduce the secret man of her dreams? Shane has faith that it will only be a matter of time before Taylor sees how perfect they are for each other and when she finally caves in, he’s going to be more than ready to step up to the plate.

Buy Link: Amazon

ALSO Be on the Lookout for these books coming in the future!

-Balancing Act by Molly Daniels
-In Name Only by Carol Kilgore
-Heat Waves by Amber Skyze
-Dragons in Jael's Mist by Amber Skyze and Kataline Leon and
-Surrender by Elana Johnson

In other news, my flash drive I bent all to heck is still not working.  I need to find some computer place in my area that might be able to help me salvage all my stories saved on there.

So, yeah, that my good news on this fine Good Friday. Hope you have a very fine Easter this weekend! God be with you!


  1. Good luck with your submitted manuscript!

  2. Best wishes for the manuscript! Thanks for ths shout out! Love seeing my book here, along with the other authors. :)

    Happy Easter, Linda. Picked up The Best Mistake yesterday over on Amazon. Hoping to read it VERY soon. :)

  3. I'm sure you'll hear from the publisher soon. I will keep my fingers crossed. You definitely are going to have to go see some "computer geeks" to get that info off of your jump. Thanks for putting Saddle Up on your website. Have a wonderful Easter, I'm sure the little one is looking forward to the Easter Bunny!!!

  4. Thanks for the mention. I hope to have a cover before much longer. Fingers crossed for you :)