Bargain Book: Watch out for falling rock! A mountain town and its rugged mayor captivate a woman in search of a new life and love.

silhouette couple     Funny and frank, poignant and perceptive, when two people are “Falling Like a Rock,” they learn surrender sometimes means victory. My new women’s novel, Falling Like a Rock, at a special promotional price of 99¢ for a few days, in electronic version. Kindle or Barnes & Noble Nook.

Unloved and unemployed. That’s Elaine Svoboda, after she’s sacked, then flees across country to her boyfriend who drops her flat. Teetering on the abyss of disaster, she calls an old friend who invites her to a tiny mountain town with fresh prospects. There she meets rugged, hunky Joe Richter-Leon, mayor of Falling Rock.

Sparks fly immediately, but major obstacles make a new life on the ashes of the old appear impossible. Joe’s consumed with challenges like the dismal local economy and an impetuous sister. Elaine butts heads with him at every turn in the rocky road. Are her bungling attempts to help the problem? Or does she remind him of a greedy, selfish ex-wife?

Before they can build a new life on the ashes of the old, she must overcome a few obstacles like a broken ankle, an eating disturbance, his stubbornness, and her own fears. She’s smothering her hopes when a battle with a forest inferno illuminates their true feelings and desire.




Publication of a book these days requires an author to be facile with social media. I’m still learning, but I do have TWO guest blogs now up.

Appearing on current RomCon blog—a piece on “The Comfort and Discomfort of Books.” If you’re inspired by my thoughts, feel free to add books that comfort you OR have helped you change. There’s a book give-away associated with this one. RomCon is an annual conference designed for readers of romance novels, along with reviews, ratings, and website. Read my blog under the “Contemporary Romance” blog section at

Then my fellow author at Prism Book Group, Linda Carroll-Bradd, kindly invited me to give insight into the heroine of my book Falling Like a Rock. Elaine Svoboda is spunky and determined but somewhat misguided in her efforts to give her life direction and find a special someone. Visit and comment on her blog “Musings About the Writing Life” at