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A Stone's Throw by Debbie De Louise

A STONE'S THROW by Debbie De Louise
Widowed librarian Alicia Fairmont needs answers…
After her husband is killed in a hit and run accident, Alicia travels upstate to his hometown of Cobble Cove, New York, hoping to locate his estranged family and shed light on his mysterious past. Anticipating staying only a weekend, her visit is extended when she accepts a job at the town’s library.
Secrets stretch decades into the past…
Assisted by handsome newspaper publisher and aspiring novelist, John McKinney, Alicia discovers a connection between her absent in-laws and a secret John’s father has kept for over sixty years. But her investigation is interrupted when she receives word her house has burned and arson is suspected, sending her rushing back to Long Island, accompanied by John.
Back in Cobble Cove, cryptic clues are uncovered…
When Alicia returns, she finds a strange diary, confiscated letters, and a digital audio device containing a recording made the day her husband was k…

My Local Library has Dating Maggie in Circulation!

In a writer-nerd moment, I snapped this picture of my book at my local library. I've spent so many wonderful hours at the library, it was nice to give back a tiny bit by donating a book.

His Confession by Sophia Valentine (New Release)

HIS CONFESSION by S. Valentine The Black Door Trilogy, #1 GENRE: Erotic Romance PUBLISHER: Limitless Publishing ★ SYNOPSIS ★ When Gabriella Woods finds matches from a gentlemen’s club in her fiancĂ©’s pocket, her suspicions require a search for answers.
At the club, she realizes it’s not her fiancĂ©'s fidelity that can’t be trusted...
It’s her own.
Darion Milano is daring, intriguing, and unpredictable…
Unable to get him out of her head—and against Darion’s explicit warning— Gabi begins a torrid affair. No longer fighting the urge to enter the depth of his dark and mysterious lifestyle, she indulges in his most intimate desires.
They become the most exciting, wild, infatuated couple everybody knows.
Until his confession changes everything…
Her heart is telling her to stay.
Her instinct is telling her to run.
She can never match his outrageous ex-wife and become the fun, fearless woman he craves… Or can she?
Discover a world of sex, secrets, and seduction.

Easy Valentine's Day Dessert

While my husband was in Spain for a work conference, my son and I decided to make our own Valentine's Day chocolates. Who needs an expensive box of See's Candy when you can make your own approximation?

First step, melt some chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring every thirty seconds until melted. Ghiradelli 60 percent dark chocolate chips are what we used.

Second step, stir in your favorite nuts. We used salted cashews.

Third step, scoop small spoonfuls onto a plate covered with wax paper

Last step, put in the fridge for an hour.

Enjoy these salty sweet treats with someone you love!

Valentine's Day Sale: Dating Maggie e-book will be 99 cents!

Click this link to Buy on Amazon

And it's still FREE for Kindle Unlimited members.

Curl up with a handsome cowboy and a spunky actress on V-day:)

Brandon Nave's Copper Lilies

“A beautifully written reminder that draws attention to a chronic disease that still needs to be fought on the front lines as stigma/judgment remain.”  - Amy Nelson, MPH, CHES
COPPER LILIES by Bradon Nave is NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE! || COPPER LILIES by Bradon Nave || In 1986, twenty-three-year-old country girl Nora Brown decides it’s time for a change…
Complacent and bored with her life in rural Oklahoma, Nora leaves her bigoted father and all she’s ever known to pursue a new life in San Francisco. At the height of the AIDS epidemic, Nora, a registered nurse, believes she can be an asset to the community. Bunking in a tiny apartment with a longtime friend, Nora secures a job within a large hospital and begins volunteer work for an organization that cares for those afflicted with the disease.
She is soon faced with the horrors of AIDS—a reality she wasn’t quite prepared for…
Just as the courageous group of caregivers and volunteers have their emotional strength depleted to the point of…

The Dangerous Gift by Jane Hunt

If you are looking for a good romantic suspense novel, check out Jane Hunt's The Dangerous Gift. It releases today! 

The Blurb:
At just eighteen years old, Jennie had left the Unicorn Ranch in Texas to seek a life in the outside world. But she wasn’t just running toward independence. Heartbroken and confused, Jennie fled her home after Jared harshly rejected her on the eve of her birthday.
Now she must choose between making a new life on the ranch she has grown to love, or returning to her simple but empty life in England. The choice seems obvious at first, but nothing in life is simple…
Jared is forced to share control of his beloved ranch with the woman he wants but can't have.
When Jennie receives an anonymous note, she goes to Jared for support. But what she finds is more than she was prepared for, driving the two further apart than ever. When an old friend is murdered and suspicious accidents escalate, endangering Jennie’s safety, Jared becomes her reluctant protector.
Jennie …

3 Things I've Learned about Co-writing a Book

On a recent trip to San Diego, we were thrilled to find an In-n-Out Burger near our hotel. I'm pretty sure my husband only tags along on family trips to California or Arizona because he knows there's a good hamburger waiting for him there.

The trip was a nice forced writing break. And while there, I re-connected with a college friend. We decided to co-write a book.

Now that I'm back home, I'm writing again. My writing partner (Amber Roshay) and I are seven chapters into our contemporary romance and so far it's been a lot of fun. Here are a few things I've learned already:

1. Skype or speakerphone help with weekly meetings.

2. Amber suggested using Google Docs so that we can share and work at the same time and always see what's been done without emailing a word doc. back and forth.

3. Creating an outline has helped get the story moving.

If you have co-written a book, feel free to share your tips in the comments!