Winter Love’s A Treat Mega Book Giveaway and 500th Anniversary Post


Forty-two authors have banded together this week to not only give a hint of their reading preferences, but also to offer a chance to win some great prizes! These aren’t just holiday romance tales, but rather books you can read year-round, covering various subgenres.

 The Rules

With almost 200 opportunities to win, we have a lot going on here! If you’d like to enter the contest, please comment on the thread below. Be sure to include YOUR NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS, or we won’t be able to contact you. Though you can, of course, state the book titles or titles which interest you, to be fair to everyone please LIST YOUR PREFERRED ROMANCE SUBGENRES (for example: if erotica offends you, let us know, and also tell us if you already have one of the books in the list). All contest entries will be compiled, and then a randomizer will be used to select winners. The goal here is to make sure every participant wins at least once.

Other rules and points on the website. The list is looooong. See A great big holiday romance give-away. Now through 12/20.

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Latest Book: Never Retreat  — SPECIAL SALE, DEC 3 TO JAN 2 ONLY. NEVER RETREAT is only $1.99. See Amazon


Praise for Never Retreat:

 “. . .offering intriguing lead characters. . .the novel is a swift and satisfying read. The fresh air helps turn this office romance into a truly romantic adventure.” — Kirkus Review

A modern love story with elements of suspense and surprise as a flood puts Raye and Des in survival mode. . . .Clashing characters early on turns into a nice dose of chemistry between the pair. Strong well-written characters with a fleshed out background for each of them makes this an enjoyable read. An imaginative storyline that hasn’t been overdone.” — RomCon

Latest Blog Post: My Neighborhood’s Obsessed with Pumpkins, the Great Pumpkin’s Delighted

Latest News

  • Lots of authors blogging about the Imajin low-cost book sale. Novellas 99 cents, novels (including mine) $1.99 until January 3. See Amazon site, as well as

  • Article on why I always have disasters in my fiction. Can you guess the reasons why: See

  • QUIRKY OLD LADIES FRONT AND CENTER: My short story “Carmen” is now available online through Short Edition’s national writing contest. (  “Carmen” reveals a hidden side of an aging but courageous woman as two friends poke through her possessions and discuss her. Short Edition is a French publisher of brief fiction “for loiterers and literati alike,” dispensed free in special machines. Distribution has now begun in the US. See

  • Great American Read event featured local authors: I was one of four Denver authors speaking at the Commerce City Library on our writing and process, in October. The Great American Read is an 8-part series on the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s best-loved novels. 

  • Now nationally syndicated! Through Senior Wire News Service, my think-pieces are made available for a small fee. They’re also carried on Go60, such as my essay on the political climate. Can common courtesy help us get along better? Should manners trump morals?Read more news…


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