Hi everyone! Spring is just around the corner and I’m looking forward to planting flowers in my garden. I hope you’ll get outside and enjoy the warm days and sunny weather!
This issue of the Quill has something for everyone. Readers: I’m taking a look at my latest romance novel, and flashing back to my contemporary romance series. Writers: I’m sharing news about my new online writing mini-course. If you’ve ever wondered how (or where) writers get their ideas, or need help finding ideas for your stories, this course is perfect for you!
New Release… My Colonial romance, Dangerous Indenture, was released in early March. This novel blends a sensual romance with mystery and suspense.
Indentured for five years… how long can Shauna resist her master’s son?
Desperate to escape her past in Ireland, Shauna Farrow signs on to become an indentured servant to Joshua Stewart, a wealthy man in Pennsylvania Colony. But a life of servitude quickly turns to drudgery, and Shauna’s hopes for starting over and creating a better life for herself are waning—until she meets her master’s roguish son, Ashton.
Ashton needs to redeem himself in his father’s eyes and earn the respect he has always longed for. Meeting Shauna turns his life around, and he sets out to win her heart. Torn between propriety and passion, Shauna struggles against her growing attraction to Ashton as long as she can.
But amidst their flirting, something dark stirs. Shauna soon discovers why no other servants wanted to work for the strange Stewart family.
Stewart House has an unsavory reputation: a previous servant died there under mysterious circumstances. When another servant goes missing in the middle of the night, Shauna is convinced that a member of the family is responsible.
Shauna’s investigation leads her close to the truth, and yet, she’s not sure who she can trust. Events take a deadly turn when she confronts the murderer and discovers the mystery of the Stewart family.
Will Shauna be rescued before time runs out, or will she meet with the same fate as the other servants?
The second half of my flash fiction series, Cupid’s Schemes, was published in early 2019. These two volumes of lighthearted mini-romances are perfect reads for a quick lunchtime escape or an after-work indulgence.
Cupid’s Schemes - Volume 1
A Collection of Sweet Romances
In these 16 flash fiction vignettes, Cupid’s arrow hits the mark and ignites a spark between two strangers—whether or not they’re looking for romance. Their unusual meetings lead to new beginnings and new chances at love.
Sweet stories of couples falling under Cupid’s spell include:
* a Medieval knight courting a pretty lady
* two neighbors discover that romance can happen when you least expect it
* a dehydrated mermaid rescued by a handsome stranger
These lighthearted mini-romances are perfect reads for a quick lunchtime escape or an after-work indulgence.
* a photographer falls for a sexy cowboy in a supposedly abandoned ghost town
* new neighbors discover that romance can happen when you least expect it
* a long-lost love returns in an unexpected setting
New Online Writing Class - Fiction Basics: Finding Ideas
In February, I released a new online writing class - Fiction Basics: Finding Ideas. It’s perfect for anyone who needs help coming up with ideas for a novel or a short story.
One of the most common questions authors are always asked is: “Where do you get your ideas?” Well, this mini-course will show you where and how to find interesting ideas for your story, no matter what genre you write. Short writing exercises and helpful tips highlight the material and get you writing.
I hope you enjoyed this winter edition of the Quill. What’s coming up later in 2019? I’ll be re-releasing my other two historical romances previously published by Medallion Press, a non-fiction romance guide, and more horror stories.
Stay tuned to my blog, brand new website, and my social media pages for updates and release info.