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Get your beach reading here

Many people heading for the beach enjoy having some light reading to take along. I suspect that’s why Amazon is running a special on romance novels for the next couple of weeks. Their Kindle Summer Romance Deal features 200 books for only $1.99 each. My book, Falling for Dallas, is included in the 200. If you’re looking for Falling for Dallas on the Kindle Summer Romance Deal page, it’s currently the 13th down from the top. (Good thing I’m not superstitious. ๐Ÿ™‚ )

FallingforDallasFYI, Falling for Dallas is the second book in the Barbourville series (following A Summer Sentence), but it is also a stand-alone book. There’s no need for you to have read A Summer Sentence in order to enjoy Falling for Dallas. Following is a brief description.

Beth Ann Stanfield realizes that she’s no man’s dream girl. She’s a young widow with a son to raise, a huge medical debt to pay, and a monstrosity of a house that gobbles up all her extra cash. So when sophisticated, educated, and wealthy Dallas Vance moves in across Redbud Road, Beth Ann knows their mutual attraction is headed down a dead-end street. Can determination, stubbornness, and an abundance of love bridge the gap when two people are from such different worlds?

And while I hope you want to read Falling for Dallas, don’t forget that 199 other books are on sale right now too. Find your beach reading by clicking on the following link: Summer Reads.

And happy summer reading!

Happy Valentine’s Day


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.

To buy Falling for Dallas, click here: Falling for Dallas

To buy My Cupcake, My Love, click here: My Cupcake, My Love

Another book deal: Falling for Dallas

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 DallasFallingforDallas

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Beth Ann’s hamburgers, a Barbourville recipe

FallingforDallasThe 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. ๐Ÿ™‚


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!

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 booksโ€”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)