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Dreaming of Dayton now featured on my website

Thanks to Miss Heather, my very talented web designer, my website now contains information about my upcoming Barbourville novel titled Dreaming of Dayton. Here’s a screen shot of the home page:

Home Page

As of yet, I have no firm release date for Dreaming of Dayton, but it won’t be long now. In the meantime, I invite you to visit my website, carolynncarey.com, for details about the previous Barbourville books—the first, A Summer Sentence, then Falling for Dallas and third, Dealing with Denver.

The cover for Dreaming of Dayton revealed

I’m delighted to reveal the cover for my latest Barbourville novel, Dreaming of Dayton, which will be available in August. I’ll be running it on sale for a few days when it first comes out, so watch this blog and my Amazon and Facebook pages for further details.


But what are Barbourville books, you ask. This series of sweet romances set in Tennessee got its start in 2005 when Avalon Books bought A Summer Sentence, set in the fictional town of Barbourville. A year later, Avalon bought Falling for Dallas, also set in Barbourville and featuring some of the characters who were introduced in A Summer Sentence.

The series continued with the release of Dealing with Denver in 2009, and soon the most recent in the series, Dreaming of Dayton will be available. (FYI, in this series, the names Dallas, Denver and Dayton represent triplet brothers rather than cities.) I anticipate the publication of yet another Barbourville book later this year, probably around Christmas.

So if you’ve been following the lives of the good people of Barbourville, I hope you’ll watch for Dreaming of Dayton. And if you haven’t read any of the Barbourville books, try Dreaming of Dayton when it goes on sale. You might fall in love with the place.

Dreaming of Dayton (The Barbourville Series)

Dealing with Denver Is Free April 20-22

I’m pleased to report that Dealing with Denver, a sweet romance that is set in a small Tennessee town, will be free for the Kindle April 20-22. I hope you’ll stop by and download a copy.

This book is the second in my series about three brothers (triplets) from Chicago who end up in the small mountain town of Barbourville. I first told Dallas’ story in Falling for Dallas. Denver is the second brother, and the third, whose story is not yet told, is Dayton.

The link for your free copy is http://amzn.com/B002L3RUFC

Using Raynaud’s Disease as a Plot Devise in Dealing with Denver

My father passed away many years ago, but one of my clearest memories of him is his stepping into the house on cold winter nights and holding up his hands to display his bloodless fingers.

Yes, bloodless. And even though we couldn’t put a name to the condition at that time, we realized his fingers were so white because they were being deprived of blood. Fortunately, the blood would start flowing when he warmed up, and his fingers would turn rosy again.

Many years later when I began experiencing the condition during cold weather, I decided to research it on the Internet. That’s when I discovered the condition had a name: Raynaud’s disease.

What is Raynaud’s disease? According to the Mayo Clinic website, it’s “a vascular disorder that causes intermittent interruption of blood flow to the extremities. The affected body part may turn white or blue and feel cold and numb until circulation improves.” In most people, including me, Raynaud’s disease is more a nuisance than a real medical problem.

Dealing with Denver

So how did I use this particular condition as a plot devise in Dealing with Denver? My heroine, Mattie Meadows, knows she is adopted. She also suffers from Raynaud’s disease, and she’s aware that if the condition is genetic, she has little to worry about. But if it’s not genetic, it can be a symptom of several serious conditions, including lupus. She wants to know if either of her birth parents suffered from Raynaud’s disease, which brings her to Barbourville, Tennessee, where she encounters Denver Vance. She has reason to believe her mother is from Barbourville, but she can’t just come out and ask, so she convinces Denver to help her in her search.

Dealing with Denver, which is a sweet romance set in a small town, received an Award of Merit from the Virginia Romance Writers in their HOLT Medallion contest in the Southern Fiction category.

You can download the Kindle version free from Amazon on April 20, 21, and 22, 2012. But if you miss the free dates, the ebook is just $2.99.