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Getting from “I do” to “I don’t” before anyone finds out!
On a whirlwind Christmas visit to Las Vegas, and after a long night of merrymaking, Emily and her best friend, Mark, stumble into an Elvis Chapel and get married.
The next morning she realizes her mistake. Although she loves Mark, and has since childhood, he’s not marriage material.
For Mark, it’s not that he has commitment issues—or any issues, for that matter—but marriage would complicate things. He and Emily are friends and he doesn’t want to mess with that. Besides, he knows Emily is on the rebound. She’s not over her failed engagement to Dan the idiot.
On top of that, there’s Emily’s aunt. Myra doesn’t like Mark and if she learns about this elopement . . . well, let’s just say, there will be no Peace on Earth this Christmas!
(Something Old, Something New – Book 1)
Ryder O’Callaghan finds Toria Whitney on the side of a forest road with a totaled car, a sprained ankle, and a wedding dress. Both Ryder and Toria are scheduled to be married in three weeks—but not to each other.
Deep down inside, Ryder longs for the freedom and simple honesty of a less complicated life, but his pride has him hell-bent on proving a point to his father. He’s building an estate home and marrying the sophisticated, elegant woman he’s chosen for his fiancée.
Confident in his conviction that love is overrated, Ryder is determined to make the lukewarm relationship work, so he denies his surprising fascination for his roadside damsel in distress.
Toria is running scared. She has called off her wedding to her parents’ idea of the perfect husband, and she needs time and space to discover what she really wants. The last thing she needs to complicate her life is the overwhelming attraction she feels for Ryder.
But sometimes love arrives in the most unexpected places.
A 66,000 word novel – Coming of Age, Sweet Contemporary Romance – some Adult Language – features a lovable construction worker who occasionally curses when in the grip of powerful emotions, like when he duels with the heroine or hits his thumb with a hammer.
(Something Old, Something New – Book 2)
The lady goes to the highest bidder!
Alone and new to the city, with all her possessions in a single suitcase, Krista MacKenzie stumbles into a gentleman’s function—given a little shove from an earthbound fairy godmother disguised as her new best friend.
Logan Nicholas, CEO of Peregrine Oil & Gas, thinks that auctioning off escorts—even if only for dinner and a drink—is a poor idea for the fundraiser. He’ll make a donation for the cause, but he does not intend to bid. Not until he sees the stunning brunette come across the stage. Suddenly his competitive spirit takes over and he’s desperate to win her.
But what happens when the clock strikes midnight? Technically, he’s still got a girlfriend—who’s pushing him to set a date. He’s not ready for a wedding, and he’s sure not ready for the irrational feelings he’s having for this lady of the night.
(Something Old, Something New – Book 3)
Krista’s sandals in
WEDDING BELL BLUES
(Something Old, Something New – Book 3)
In the foothills of the Rocky Mountains
—the resort town of Harmony, a hundred-year-old hotel
. . . and a ghost.
With her debts finally paid, Mariah Patrick has enough money for a Greyhound ticket south, and a peanut butter sandwich. The funny thing is, once she arrives in Harmony, the town looks so welcoming—and familiar. Almost as if she’s been here before.
Teague Farraday, businessman, owner of Mountain Jewel Sports, and mountain guide—mostly, mountain guide—is about to leave the bus station, when something makes him turn around, and he sees the young woman stepping down from the bus.
When he offers to help her with her luggage and she rejects his offer, he can’t resist following her. He needs to find out who she is . . . and why he thinks he’s met her before.
(A stand-alone sweet romance / cozy mystery)
Town of Harmony
Praise for THE THURSTON HEIRLOOM
engrossing, tender-hearted book is excellent comfort reading
whimsical, gentle characters
A feel-good read to warm the heart!
The characters came to life off the pages.
Wish I could visit Harmony and have tea with them at the Thurston Hotel.
Mrs. Jamieson’s teapot
— compliments of Royal Albert, Cheeky Pink
Her angel has arrived.
His mission is to accompany her to the wedding. And to prepare for it, she must complete three tasks . . .
Jessibelle Shay receives an invitation to the wedding of her old boyfriend and her used-to-be Best Friend. When she was dumped, Jessibelle’s pride forced her to pretend she didn’t care.
And now this. Now she is expected to carry on with the pretense, to wish them well, to smile for the cameras, and to pretend her life has moved on. She’s thinking it will take a miracle to get her through it when she hears the crash of glass in her living room.
(A 26,000 word novella – Sweet Romance, Light Paranormal)
What Readers Are Saying
I laughed, I cried, I loved it!
A feel-good warm fuzzy kind of story
Light, whimsical, enjoyable and heartwarming
Leaves you smiling
An inexperienced diver, an underwater ghost town, two ghosts—
Even though Lost Lake is renowned for claiming the lives of divers searching for the legendary gold buried in its depths, Christie McFee is determined to explore the Lake’s underwater ghost town. And when a ghost from the past convinces her to join the treasure hunt, she throws her usual caution overboard.
Sure that the talk of ghosts is strictly for tourists, Gaven St. Michel, local Divemaster, is confident he can keep Christie’s lovely body from being added to the Lake’s count—until another ghost appears amid the watery graves in Bandit Creek. Will Gaven be able to protect Christie as she drifts deeper into the murkiness of this unsolved mystery from long ago?
↓ Maps of Bandit Creek and Old Town below ↓
My book fits with Amy Jo Fleming’s DEATH AT BANDIT CREEK. She writes in 1911 and I write 101 years later. There’s a mystery around Annie Hamilton, the daughter of my ghost, Ethel Hamilton, and the tale is told in DEATH AT BANDIT CREEK.
DEATH AT BANDIT CREEK
Charlotte Fraser is the new teacher in a one-room schoolhouse in Bandit Creek, Montana. The year is 1911 and she has arrived just in time to stage the annual Thanksgiving pageant but . . . when she gets there, she learns that the old school teacher, Eileen McArthur is missing. Could Charlotte be in danger too?
The young sheriff, Alec Forrest, is searching for Eileen McArthur. He gets nothing but grief from the young women in Bandit Creek, but it seems that Charlotte will be more trouble than any of the rest. And will he ever find out what happened to Eileen McArthur?
Carla Roma in the Galapagos —
Hello everyone. I’m Carla Roma and I’m here with Suzanne Stengl, the author of THE GHOST AND CHRISTIE McFEE.
I found Suzanne in the little village of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on the island of San Cristóbal in the Galapagos Islands. Or as they say here, Las Islas Galápagos.
Read the interview here.