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New Covers for Candlewood Falls

My books in the Candlewood Falls Shared World Series got a makeover. While I loved the original covers for the series (especially the ones with my daughter as the model), I felt the covers looked more like Women’s Fiction, I and wondered if that was hurting sales. I know we’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but it’s the first thing that catches a reader’s eye. They might not even go so far as to read the blurb if the cover doesn’t convey the right genre. So my cover designer and I decided to include a couple on the cover (Contemporary Romance) plus an object found in the stories: Sam’s “magic” apples in Wilde Temptation, Lacey and Dean’s retired military working dog in Wilde Christmas, Flowering trees at the wedding venue in Wilde in Love, Willow’s well (where Rick was looking for pirate booty and got stuck)

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RELEASE DAY – WILDE & DANGEROUS

I can’t wait for you to meet and fall in love with Vander Wilde and Riley Reynolds in this second-chance romance. What if a second chance at romance comes at a price they can’t afford to pay? Riley Reynolds is finally fulfilling her dream of opening a karate school. Recently divorced, the last thing she needs is another guy in her life. But when her contractor turns out to be Van Wilde–her first love and the man who broke her heart–Riley is caught between old wounds and the undeniable sparks sizzling between them. Struggling to bond with his estranged teenage son, single dad Van Wilde convinces Riley to teach them self-defense, hoping the activity will help Van grow closer to his son–and grow closer to the woman Van never stopped loving. When passions reignite, Van and Riley draw strength from each other as they confront their demons and find the

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COVER REVEAL – Wilde & Dangerous

Wilde & Dangerous has a cover!   What if a second chance at romance comes at a price they can’t afford to pay? Returning to his hometown for a fresh start, single Dad Van Wilde pursues a second chance at romance with his first love, Riley Reynolds. But when an out-of-control ex does the unthinkable, Van and Riley discover more than their rekindling romance is threatened. Pre-order now at Amazon. Amazon Other vendors coming soon  

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Wilde Treasures has a new look!

Here’s the story behind WILDE TREASURES’ new cover. Though I like the original cover (photo on the right), it felt a little busy and hard to read–the title goes across the hair, there is a bright blue strap that doesn’t belong to anything, and the pink polka dots are distracting. And since the map doesn’t look like a treasure map, I felt this cover didn’t truly convey a treasure hunt story. Searching through pages and pages of stock images didn’t yield a better picture, so I decided to do my own photoshoot with the help of my dancer/ actor daughter in front of the camera and my amateur-photographer mother behind it. Both were super excited to join me in the project. Here is the picture of my daughter Julie we liked best from the photo shoot. There was just one problem, though. The eye goes to the model and not

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WILDE TREASURES Release Day!

Today is release day for WILDE TREASURES: A Candlewood Falls Novel! I can’t wait for you to join Willow Wilde & Rick McKinnon on an adventure through Candlewood Falls as they chase clues on a hunt for 200-year-old buried pirate booty and discover some treasures are more precious than gold.   Rick McKinnon is on the hunt for booty… pirate booty, that is. With one week left to find the trove before his mafia boss investor starts busting kneecaps, Rick discovers the hidden location is inside a 200-year-old well on private property. Unfortunately, claustrophobic Rick gets stuck. The last thing Willow Wilde needs after moving away from her thieving ex is to rescue a sexy hustler from her well. But when the fortune hunter offers a piece of buried treasure in exchange for her help, Willow gets swept into an adventure sure to solve her money woes and add to

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Cover Reveal – WILDE TREASURES

My newsletter readers had the first look at the cover for WILDE TREASURES, my new Candlewood Falls book coming August 9th. The Candlewood Falls Readers Group on Facebook got the next sneak peek. Now I’m ready to release the cover to everyone. Here it is…     While searching for a hidden fortune, can two lonely adventurers discover some treasures are more precious than gold? Be sure to pre-order TODAY at your favorite retailers for an August 9th release!

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Fully Booked Author Podcast

Fellow Candlewood Falls authors Stacey Wilk and Jen Talty and I are on Hidden Gem’s Fully Booked Author Podcast today discussing Collaborating in a Shared Fictional Universe. Come check it out! We had a blast recording the podcast and discussing how we came up with the idea for Candlewood Falls, and how we write the stories you love to read, including how we decide which of each others’ characters and businesses to include in our own books. https://www.hiddengemsbooks.com/podcast/episode-17/ The link goes live at 8:00 AM EDT Also, May 15, 16, & 17 will be the cover reveals for the Summer Releases at the Candlewood Falls Readers Group. My newsletter subscribers already got their sneak peek at my cover. The Candlewood Falls Reader’s Group is next. Then I’ll share it here and upload my cover to book retailers. Have you seen it yet?

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WILDE IN LOVE Release Day!

Today is Wilde In Love’s release day! I can’t wait for you to meet romance writer Brielle Wilde and Stuntman Luke Sheridan. If you love a wounded bad boy hero who isn’t quite what people think he is, then Luke is the book boyfriend for you. I love how Luke helps Brielle face her physical fears, and how Brielle helps Luke face his emotional fears. Together, they heal each other’s hearts. To celebrate the Candlewood Falls Spring Releases, I’d like to invite you to a NIGHT AT THE MOVIES release party tonight (Wednesday, April 6) at 7:30 PM EDT on Zoom. Come hear about the new releases, listen to short excerpts, and tell us which movies you’d pair the book’s theme with. (Hint: Mine has to do with weddings. I’m sure you’ve seen a wedding movie or two.)  Click the picture below for the Zoom link to the party.    

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COVER REVEAL – WILDE IN LOVE

Here is the cover for my Candlewood Falls spring release WILDE IN LOVE! Isn’t it great? I love the colors. Can a bad boy help a good girl overcome her fears to find true love? Bridesmaid and romance writer Brielle Wilde is determined to prove she’s brave enough to win the heart of her crush at an adventure wedding. But when timid Brielle chickens out of the first activity, she engages the help of the most fearless person she knows—widower Luke Sheridan, the bride’s sexy older brother. Taking risks is easy for stuntman Luke Sheridan…except when it comes to his heart. When he agrees to coach sweet, quirky, and tempting-as-hell Brielle to face her fears, she sparks a desire he never imagined he’d feel again. And now Luke wants Brielle for himself. Will Luke help Brielle find her happily-ever-after with another guy before her week in Candlewood Falls ends, or

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We Have a Release Date!

Happy New Year! My third book in the Candlewood Falls shared world series has a release date of April 6th. The title is WILDE IN LOVE and it’s about romance writer Brielle Wilde and stuntman Luke Sheridan. We’re working on a cover and a pre-order link. As soon as I have those, I’ll let you know. Here is the blurb: Bridesmaid and romance writer Brielle Wilde is determined to prove she’s brave enough to win the heart of her crush at an adventure wedding. But when timid Brielle chickens out of the first activity, she engages the help of the most fearless person she knows—widower Luke Sheridan, the bride’s sexy older brother. Taking risks is easy for stuntman Luke Sheridan…except when it comes to his heart. When he agrees to coach sweet, quirky, and tempting-as-hell Brielle to face her fears, she sparks a desire he never imagined he’d feel again.

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