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My Outlander Obsession – Good Guys!   #MFRWHooks

My Outlander Obsession – Good Guys! #MFRWHooks

Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 9.30.54 AMI’ve been having a serious problem balancing my need to read the entire Outlander series immediately—if not before—and my real-life obligations. I realize I’m a little late to this party considering the first book was published in 1991, but I’m here now and I’m a fan! I’ve been double dipping by voraciously reading while getting caught up on the TV episodes. (My husband doesn’t understand how I can read ahead in the books when I know I’ll soon be seeing it on TV, but he also doesn’t understand why I claim every woman with a pulse is screaming “Are you crazy?” when Claire approaches the stone in episode 11. Tell me below in the comments how right I am.)

Can I just say the success of this series supports my love of the good guy, especially the complex, tortured good guy? (Please refer back to my obsession last year with North and South. Richard Armitage. O.M.G. I even have fan fiction on Wattpad for that one.) I know that bad boys are somewhat the rage right now with their tats and their pasts completely devoid of love and understanding. But I like me a sexy nice guy.

I’m releasing one to you almost as we speak. In one week, Rhyolite Drifts: Yellowblown™ Book Two will be released with the continuing story of Violet and her slice of heaven, Boone, all on preorder for 99 cents. So grab yourself a handful of Hotness.

RhyoliteDrifts_smallSitting in the truck on the prairie, the night sky blocked by ash, was like sitting in a closed refrigerator, minus the threat of suffocation. Boone reclined in the passenger seat, gingerly exploring the cut and bruise over his eye. At least the lid wasn’t swollen shut anymore. Sneaking over the train trestle bridge with fifty-percent vision hadn’t been the wisest journey he’d ever made. Violet wouldn’t call him Dudley Do Right when she heard about that.


Distance was supposed to break the bond. That’s what had happened with his high school girlfriend, and with Twyla. He’d gone on to the next phase of his life and they’d receded. He wasn’t so cold that he hadn’t worried about their hurt feelings, but he hadn’t been broken. He hadn’t shuddered with guilt in the daylight and woken at night filled with longing.

He’d been alone—solidly alone, without even a friendly conversation at a gas station—for a little more than two weeks and learned he wasn’t very good at it. Especially now, when time and distance weren’t working in his favor.

Leaving Violet hadn’t been a real choice. He’d had to go. He had to find his parents.

A girl he’d only been with a couple of months couldn’t tag along, even if she asked fervently enough to squeeze his heart. This wasn’t a trip to the county fair, after all.

But the damned bond wasn’t breaking the way it should. It wasn’t even weakening.

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New Hotness on Hot for Fridays

New Hotness on Hot for Fridays

So happy that my favorite book boyfriend, Boone, will soon be burning up ereaders. Rhyolite Drifts: Yellowblown™ Book Two, my New Adult contemporary slightly apocalyptic romance, is available for preorder—at a discounted price—and will be released on May 5. Here are a few of Boone’s swoon-worthy lines, spoken to Violet, that reminded her why she… Continue Reading

Dads and Daughters   #MFRWHooks

Dads and Daughters #MFRWHooks

Monday was my dad’s birthday. I’ve been blessed with wonderful parents and a supportive family, but while those kinds of relationships make real life worth living, they get kind of boring in books or movies. Tension and conflict are the fuels that drive good stories, after all, and who knows how to push buttons better… Continue Reading

Hot For Fridays – Eruption

Hot For Fridays – Eruption

The theme for this week’s Hot For Fridays is a scene with sexual tension. Mine is from Eruption: Yellowblown Book One, from my New Adult contemporary romance series. Aquaintances Boone and Violet just met by accident on a bike ride, and after a tough climb, are heading back to their dorm. She’s been crushing on him for awhile,… Continue Reading

Fall Into College Romance

I wish I’d experienced a true college romance. I had a couple of boyfriends but always seemed to start the relationship about a month before the end of spring semester and by fall the long distance killed the spark. For the guy, not me, which meant I’d wasted my whole summer pining for a boy… Continue Reading

Eruption on First Sight Saturday     #firstmeeting #excerpt #yellowblown #99cents

Eruption on First Sight Saturday #firstmeeting #excerpt #yellowblown #99cents

Normally I host a guest on First Sight Saturday, but today is release day (!) for my New Adult contemporary romance, Eruption: Yellowblown™ Book One, so I thought I’d take the spotlight for myself this week to give you a nice, long first meeting excerpt. I always ask my visiting authors to share a fun fact, so… Continue Reading