Here’s wishing everyone a happy Valentine’s Day! May you always love and be loved in return!
A gentle reminder: Both Falling for Dallas and My Cupcake, My Love are scheduled to go back to their regular price tomorrow, from 99 cents to $2.99. Be sure to get them at the sale price if you haven’t already downloaded them.
I was pleased recently to receive an email from Amazon informing me that they were including one of my books in their “Kindle Romance from $0.99 cents” promotion, which will run through February 14. (As an aside, Amazon owns the rights to two of my books because they purchased the backlist from my original publisher.) The book being featured is Falling for Dallas, and you can purchase it for only 99 cents by clicking on the following link: Falling for Dallas
Of course there are many books other than mine that are also available at a reduced price, beginning at 99 cents, and if you’d like to take a look at all of them, just click on this link: Kindle Romance from $0.99
I will also remind you that my Valentine-themed book, My Cupcake, My Love, is on sale for 99 cents until February 15. You can get it at the reduced price by clicking here: My Cupcake, My Love. (And while you’re at it, you may want to order something for your own Valentine. I’ve been looking here: Valentine’s Gift Suggestions)
But no matter whether you buy one of my books or one of the others in the promotion, I hope you find something you enjoy reading. If you’re like me, you don’t want to be caught without something good to read. 🙂
In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’m reducing the price of My Cupcake, My Love from $2.99 to just 99 cents until February 15.
As you might surmise from the title, My Cupcake, My Love deals with baked goods and a budding romance. Following is a brief synopsis of the book, which you can get for 99 cents on Amazon by clicking on the following link: My Cupcake, My Love
Briana Galen is perfectly content operating her bakery in her hometown of Cedar Hollow, Tennessee, until famous novelist Devin Morris moves back to town with his six-year-old daughter. Devin seems determined to think the worst of Bri, even accusing her of canceling her cupcake decorating class for children just to spite him.
Devin’s move back to the mountains from New York City was designed to comfort his daughter Kaitlin, whose mother deserted her to relocate to Europe with her lover. The last thing Devin wants is to become involved with another self-centered female, and Briana Galen appears to be just that. But if she thinks he’ll let her cancel that cupcake decorating class, she’s got another think coming.
At the same time, who would have guessed that his volunteering to supply Valentine-themed cupcake decorations for Bri’s class would leave him with his own heart pierced by Cupid’s arrow? Now he can only hope that Cupid has Bri in his sights too.
And it’s not too early to look for something for your own Valentine. I’ve been intrigued by some of the offerings in Amazon’s current promotion, which can be found here: Shop Amazon – Top Valentine’s Day Gifts
Just a quick note: My fifth Barbourville book, The Forgotten Christmas Tree, is on sale for 99 cents until December 28. Then it will go up to $1.99 for a couple of days, then to $2.99, and finally back to its original price of $3.99. Even if you’re not in the mood for more Christmas reading, buy it for your Kindle at this special price and save it until Christmas of 2014. 🙂
For the next few days, beginning November 3, my Regency Christmas romance titled The Secret Christmas Ciphers is on sale for 99 cents instead of the usual price of $2.99.
Someone recently asked me what a cipher is. The dictionary definition for cipher (which can also be spelled “cypher”) is “a message written in a secret code.” A second definition is “a secret method of writing.”
The Secret Christmas Ciphers
When I was writing The Secret Christmas Ciphers, I researched ciphers and learned that to “encipher” or “encode” means to convert plain text into a cipher or code that can only be deciphered or uncoded by someone who has a “key” as to how the text was enciphered to begin with.
Although my story, which is set during the time of the Napoleonic Wars, is fiction, ciphers were reportedly used by Napoleon and his generals. I used this information in plotting the story by providing the heroine with the knowledge she needed to help her husband decipher intercepted messages from the French and thus provide invaluable information for the English.
I enjoyed writing a story about ciphers, and I hope you’ll enjoy reading it, especially at a reduced price! But hurry before it goes back up to $2.99! Buy it now by clicking on the following link: http://amzn.to/1bOlp36
The second book in my Barbourville series, Falling for Dallas, tells the story of wealthy Chicagoan Dallas Vance and Barbourville native Beth Ann Stanfield, a single mother with a struggling business and a huge Victorian house that gobbles up all her extra cash. Despite the many differences between the two, their mutual attraction keeps pulling them together. It takes a crisis and lots of determination for them to finally figure out where their relationship is headed.
In the meantime, Beth Ann invites Dallas to a cookout where she serves her locally famous hamburgers. I’m copying her recipe below.
By the way, if you’re new to the Barbourville series, the first book in the series was A Summer Sentence.Falling for Dallas was next, followed by Dealing with Denver and Dreaming of Dayton. A Christmas book set in Barbourville will be out later in 2013. I hope you’ll stay tuned. 🙂
BETH ANN’S HAMBURGERS
1 lb ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
Grated rind and juice of one lemon
1 t paprika
1 t dry mustard
1 egg, well beaten
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Shape and grill burgers as desired.
I hope you enjoy these hamburgers as much as the residents of Barbourville do!