Monday, March 20, 2023

Do You Love Thrillers?

When I was Annette Lyon's critique partner, she shared her idea with me for a suspense novel with two timelines. Two women who are tied together by murder with so many twists you can hardly catch a breath! It was such a brilliant idea, but I knew it would be tough to pull it off. As she wrote the manuscript and I got to read and critique the chapters, I was amazed at how it all came together. 

That manuscript was picked up by a national publisher and the release date is TOMORROW! I'm so happy for her and am thrilled that all of her hard work paid off. She is having a launch party and if you are local, you should totally go! 

Here is more information:
The Printed Garden Booksellers
7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 21
9445 S. Union Square, Suite A
SANDY, UT 84070

You can buy the book HERE

Here is the back copy:

A librarian investigates her husband’s dark past and winds up dead. Now it’s up to her best friend to uncover the truth.

Becca’s life is turned upside down when she finds Jenn dead in the bathtub. Soon she begins to unspool the secrets Jenn kept in life, including a troubled marriage to Rick and two dead wives in his past. The more Becca learns, the more determined she becomes to get justice for Jenn, even if the clues surrounding her death aren’t quite adding up.…

Over a year before her death, Jenn begins to notice her husband acting strangely. Using her skills as a librarian, she digs into Rick’s past—and falls down a rabbit hole far deeper and darker than she bargained for. She’s already beaten the odds by living longer than his other dead wives. But now she fears her time is up.

This page-turning story of marriage, friendship, and motherhood is a first foray into thriller by USA Today bestseller Annette Lyon.

Friday, March 17, 2023

A Question & A Free Book!

 Happy St. Patrick's Day! I have a question for you: If you have green eyes, does that count as having green on St. Patrick's Day? Curious minds want to know!

Also, if you need a book to read this weekend, Heart in the Highlands by Heidi Kimball is free today! I haven't read it yet, but it looks good! I really like the cover. Get your free copy HERE 

Here's the back copy:

An arranged marriage was never what Callum Darrington, future Duke of Edinbane, imagined for himself. But with the well-being of his uncle's family hanging in the balance, Callum strikes a bargain with his father and reluctantly agrees to tie himself to a stranger. The reality of the lovely Lady Katherine is more than he could have hoped for, and their wedding heralds a bright new future for the couple—until Callum discovers his father deliberately deceived him. Callum lashes out, setting in motion heartbreak not even he could have foreseen.

Four years later, Callum is ready to piece together the marriage he so carelessly destroyed. But their years apart have hardened Kate: she is not the naive and trusting young woman she once was, and she has no intention of allowing Callum a foothold in her life or her heart. Despite her coldness, Callum works to regain her trust and rebuild their marriage, not realizing Kate harbors a secret that could change everything—and this time, there is much more at stake than just her heart.

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Book Chat Book Club is TONIGHT!

As you all know, I reviewed Miss Newbury's List by Megan Walker in Meridian Magazine and I truly enjoyed this story! There was a swoony hero and a relatable heroine with all kinds of fun adventure on their road to romance.

Megan will be our guest author tonight on our Book Chat Book Club Facebook page at 7:00 p.m. MT! I hope you'll join us and get to know Megan better and find out what inspired this fun and flirty romance with a little thread of suspense!

Monday, February 27, 2023

Book Club Tomorrow & A Book Sale!

I'm so excited for book club tomorrow on our Book Chat Book Club Facebook page! We'll be chatting with Megan Walker, author of Miss Newbury's List. I hope you'll join us! You can find us HERE

And just to let all of our book club members know, her book, Lakeshire Park (which was a favorite read of mine!) is on sale today for only $1.99!

Get your copy HERE

Here is the back copy:

Brighton, England 1820

Amelia Moore is worried about her and her sister’s future. With their stepfather’s looming death, she knows they’ll soon be on their own—without an inheritance, home, or penny to their names. When an invitation arrives to join a house party at Lakeshire Park, Amelia is eager to encourage a match between her sister, Clara, and Sir Ronald. At least then, she’ll know her sister will be taken care of.

Little does she know that another guest, Mr. Peter Wood, is after the same goal for his sister. Starting with a quarrel over a glove, Amelia and Peter begin a rivalry—one that Amelia has no choice but to win. But competing against Peter—and eventually playing by his rules—makes Amelia vulnerable to losing the only thing she has left to claim—her heart.

Friday, February 24, 2023

A Bit of Friday Fun

I don't know why, but I love taking these little quizzes, so when I saw this on my Facebook feed today, I couldn't resist. And it's Friday and I'm looking forward to opening up the new A.L. Sowards book! Have you read it yet? A Waltz with Traitors? Any books you're looking forward to this weekend?

Anyway, I got two points for never having a MySpace account or an AOL email. What about you?

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Do You Love Snow?

Did I tell you I got a puppy? He is a toy Aussiedoodle and is not quite three pounds. He's a tiny bundle of joy and he is LOVING all the snow we got yesterday. His favorite thing is to jump in the snow and stick his face in it. It makes me laugh! 

But of course the best thing is coming inside after playing in the cold and laying on the heated blanket.

Do you have any pets? How do they feel about the snow?

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Are You Wearing Your Pink Shirt?

Today is Pink Shirt Day to show solidarity in taking a stand against bullying and I'm wearing my pink shirt! 

I got to do a virtual school visit this morning with third and fourth grade students in Canada. I loved being able to share more about my book, Thelma A Métis Girl Who Was Born in a Storm, the inspiration behind it, and Métis culture, and I was so happy to see so many students wearing their pink shirts! 

Our children are amazing and I love being able to be a small part in their education.