Category Archives: Book Talk

RITA Nominations!

I was so thrilled last month to get the call that the second book in my Love On Chance Avenue series, Miracle On Chance Avenue has been nominated for a RITA Award. I’m honored to be in the incredible company of eight talented authors. I’m aiming to read them all before I attend conference this summer! To celebrate my nomination, I’ve got a fun giveaway for you. Five winners will each receive two books from one of these RITA finalists! For a chance to win, leave a comment below and let me know if you’ve read any of these titles/authors! Contest ends Thursday.

Author Spotlight: Audrey Wick

I’m on a research trip in Texas at the moment but so excited about some of the new books Tule Publishing has been releasing, I thought it would be fun to shine a spotlight on the authors. Please join me in welcoming my first guest, Audrey Wick! Audrey’s book, Finding True North, book one in the Texas Sisters series, is available this week at your favorite online retailer. So happy to have you with us, Audrey! Hi, Jane! It’s a pleasure to chat with you this week, especially while you’re on the road researching sites in Texas for Tule Publishing. Your destination is not far from where my characters are in book one of Tule’s new Texas Sisters series. Finding … Continue reading Author Spotlight: Audrey Wick

Release Day! Take A Chance On Me

It’s finally here! Release day for the third book in my Love On Chance Avenue series, Take A Chance on Me is Today and I couldn’t be more excited! This is a very sweet story set right in downtown Marietta, Montana featuring one of my favorite secondary characters ever, eighty year old, Bette Justice, better known as “Gram”.  I adored her and hope you will love her, and Amanda Wright and Tyler Justice, too! The book is available now at all major online retailers in digital and soon, in print too so be sure to order your copy today! Look for Take A Chance On Me here: AMAZON | iBOOKS | KOBO | GOOGLE PLAY | B&N NOOK In one … Continue reading Release Day! Take A Chance On Me

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Next week is Valentine’s Day and my birthday and as soon as I get this book turned in, I’m going to dive in to the stack of books piled on the corner of my desk.  I think you know how much I love historical romances, and I’m trying to decide what to read first–Loretta Chase’s newest, A Duke in Shining Armor, or Laura Lee Guhrke’s The Trouble With True Love?  (And these are the best decisions to make!) I have two new releases coming up: Take A Chance On Me, the third book in my Love on Chance Avenue series, and my late May Harlequin Presents, Kidnapped For His Royal Duty. They’re both up for pre-order, and Take A Chance … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day!

Take A Chance On Me – Excerpt!

Book three in my Love on Chance Avenue series, Take A Chance On Me is scheduled for release on March 15th and I’m so excited! If you’re a long-time reader of my books, you know visual boards are key for any story I write and I’ve had so much fun putting together a board on Pinterest for this book. Here’s a little taste – If you like what you see, I hope you’ll drop by my pinterest page and check out the board for more fun photo inspirations I had! The excerpt for Take A Chance On Me is now live on my site so do take a peek at it and feel free to use the share buttons on the … Continue reading Take A Chance On Me – Excerpt!

Happy New Year!

I want to wish you all a very Happy and Wonderful New Year in 2018! I sent out a newsletter this morning and hope you got it. To ring in the New Year, I have a special mystery giveaway for one of you.  Tell me what you’re reading now (or plan to read soon) and you’ll be entered to win a special treat! Much love to each of you!  

Release Day! Miracle on Chance Avenue is here!

YES.  I am excited. Miracle on Chance Avenue is out today.  It’s a big deal to me, and I’m really looking forward to hearing what my readers think so get your copy (available in print and as an ebook from Amazon, and as an ebook from iBooks, B&N Nook, Kobo, and Google Play).  This story wasn’t an easy one to write as Rory Douglas has had a very hard past and he wasn’t looking for a happy-ever-after but life had different plans for him! Today is also fun because it’s Tule Publishing‘s Ugly Sweater Breakfast at iHOP here in San Clemente and I love pancakes, especially iHOP’s buttermilk pancakes, and now I have a new ugly sweater for the occasion. … Continue reading Release Day! Miracle on Chance Avenue is here!

My Playlist for Miracle on Chance Avenue!

A playlist is crucial for me to have when I dive into a story and the one I put together for Miracle on Chance Avenue turned out to be a particular favorite. I listened to these songs on repeat the entire time I was writing their story and wanted to share them with you. Hope you enjoy! Hurt – Johnny Cash UNEARTHED What About Us – Pink BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA Speed of Sound – Noah Mac (from The Voice) Barbies – Pink BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA Just Breathe – Willie Nelson HEROES City of Silver Dreams – Sugarland GOLD AND GREEN Christmas Eve – Gwen Stefani YOU MAKE IT FEEL LIKE CHRISTMAS Angels – Susan Boyle A WONDERFUL WORLD What a Wonderful World … Continue reading My Playlist for Miracle on Chance Avenue!

Coming Soon! Miracle on Chance Avenue

I’m counting down the days until Miracle on Chance Avenue releases and sharing a little bit of the visual inspiration behind this story to get you ready! Check out more my Miracle on Chance Avenue board on Pinterest for more of my photo inspirations for this story and do stop by my website for a peek at the excerpt. I can’t wait to hear what you think of Rory and Sadie’s story!  

Small Town Romances & A Fun Contest!

After an incredible two weeks in Europe researching in Scotland, and getting words down on writer’s retreat in Ireland, I am back in California and trying to get caught up while getting boys ready for school. Jake is wrapping up at Santa Monica College while my middle son Ty starts UCIrvine next month, and my youngest, Mac, begins 3rd grade. I started my next Harlequin Presents in Ireland. It’s a duet with the one and only Caitlin Crews (aka Megan Crane) and so fun to plot a mini-series with her! It so helps my writing and motivation to hear from you, too, and I have loved the emails from my readers telling me much you enjoyed Thomas and Ellie’s fiery … Continue reading Small Town Romances & A Fun Contest!