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Southern Writers Magazine Giveaway of The Real Thing!

One of my favorite magazines for both readers and writers is Southern Writers Magazine, so I’m super excited that they are giving away a signed copy of The Real Thing this week.

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Head over to their website and enter here:

Win a Signed Copy of The Real Thing from Southern Writers Magazine!

Good Luck!

{Giveaway} #Win $10 Amazon Gift Card and 3 E-books!

How nice of Traveling With T to host this contest that includes a copy of my Summer release, Nashville by Heart! Details below from Traveling with T:

Hello lovely readers! You know (if you have spent any time here!) that I host cover reveals for the authors of Velvet Morning Press fairly often (LOVE those covers!) And you probably know that Velv…

Source: {Giveaway} #Win $10 Amazon Gift Card and 3 E-books!

It’s Launch Day for THE REAL THING!

Today is Launch Day for THE REAL THING!


There was a time in my writing journey when I thought I would never have the opportunity for another novel after my La Rosaleda series back in 2008 and 2009. Then in 2015  Jane Porter at Tule Publishing decided to publish my third Women’s Fiction novel, WAKING UP JOY. My existing readers seemed excited and thanks to the creative marketing efforts of my publisher, I found a group of new readers, as well. My readers have been so supportive that I wanted to give them (you) more.

I had this book I’d been working on for a few years and somehow I knew the timing for that story was finally right. Thankfully, so did Jane Porter. I’m excited to give you THE REAL THING! I hope you enjoy Manda and her family as much as I enjoyed writing about them.

Buy THE REAL THING from bookstores or online: http://bit.ly/BuyTheRealThing

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About The Real Thing:

Sometimes you have to don a pair of cowgirl boots…

Manda Marshall is ready to leave heartache behind when she marries Keith Black, a champion saddle bronc cowboy and man of her dreams. But going from the serenity of small town Tennessee to the exhilaration of the rodeo, nothing can prepare her for being a cowboy’s wife. Becoming the new stepmom to Keith’s little boy and teenaged daughter has Manda relying on her deep sense of longing for a family and budding love for her stepchildren to strengthen their bond.

Manda’s desire of being a rodeo cowboy’s wife begins to take second place as she works to reinvent a life for herself and new family, but when mysterious phone calls from Keith’s missing ex-wife dredge up the past, Manda finds her marriage and family in an unusual and heart wrenching dilemma. The life she had worked so hard to build is suddenly redefined and her commitment to her husband and family is tested.

What Manda discovers has the power to heal or break her family in this emotional tale of cowboys, rodeo queens, and what it really means to ride beside a cowboy and his family, no matter the risk.




Happy Reading!