Brenda Novak’s RITA nod & Brand New Release!

This was an exciting week for romance writers as the nominations were announced for this year’s Romance Writers of America’s RITA Awards.  The RITAs are my industry’s version of the Oscars and I was absolutely stunned–but also delighted–to get a phone call Wednesday morning informing me that my novella, Take Me, Cowboy, published by Tule this past October as part of the Montana Born Books imprint,  was selected as one of the best novellas of the year.   Several of my close friends were nominated for awards this year, too,  including Harlequin author pals, Megan Crane/Caitlin Crews, Maisey Yates, and Sarah Morgan–all authors I’ve featured here on my Blog.

Marie Force, my guest author this past week, was also a RITA nominee, and so is my friend, Brenda Novak.  Brenda and I date back many, many years.  She’s so terrific and giving.  Most of you are familiar with her auction, and how she is so dedicated to raising money for diabetes research.  Brenda wants a cure, and so do I, and I love supporting her in every way possible.

I was so very happy to hear about Brenda’s RITA nomination for HOME TO WHISKEY CREEK.  I have loved, loved loved her Whiskey Creek series, and if you’re reading the books, yoU know that her latest in the series, COME HOME TO ME, just released.  It’s always exciting to have a new book out, but its also stressful because you’re anxious to hear what all your readers think.  I wanted her to know how much I love her and how proud I am of her RITA nomination and her tremendous success.

If you’re reading the Whiksey Creek series, you probably know that COME HOME TO ME is getting rave reviews (4 1/2 stars from RT!!) and it’s also on sale right now for 30% off!  You can learn more about the entire series on her website or her social media:  Website | Facebook | Twitter

Come Home to Me Final Front

Here’s a very quick synopsis of the new book: When Presley returns to Whiskey Creek, she has completely changed her life. There’s just one catch. She hasn’t been able to get over bad boy Aaron Amos. But she can’t fall back into his arms…or his bed. There’s a secret she’s been guarding—a secret she’ll do anything to protect.

Brenda Against Wall Lower ResBrenda is my girl.  She always has my back and if you are looking for a terrific warm-your-heart-make-you-feel-great read, COME HOME TO ME is it.

And since Brenda knows how much I love to share the love with my readers, we have a great giveaway for one of you–the Whiskey Creek series in a darling Brenda Novak tote!  I’m throwing in a ton of reader goodies, too, so grab your copy of COME HOME TO ME while it’s on sale, and if you want to enter the contest, comment below.  You can congratulate Brenda on her RITA nomination, or comment on one of the books in the series.

The contest ends Tuesday night with the winner announced Wednesday morning so please be sure to enter soon. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  I’m still on deadline, writing like mad, but sometime next week, Beauty’s Kiss will be out and for a couple days…free!



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