Fall Into The Springs

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I’m excited to announce the release of the second in The Springs series, Falling Into Forever

Falling Into Forever

Welcome Back to The Springs!

The last thing Officer Rhys Anderson expected to encounter at the end of his quiet Sunday afternoon shift was a beautiful woman stranded by the side of the road in his hometown of Cedar Springs. After that one chance meeting, and despite the fact that Rhys knows there’s something Kari’s hiding, he can’t keep his mind off her.
All Kari Fox wanted to do was run as far away from her life, and her controlling ex-husband, as possible. She never planned to end up stuck in a small mountain town, and she definitely never expected to fall for the handsome police officer who helped her.
With a good job at the Springs resort, good friends and a steamy new relationship, things are finally beginning to go right, and Kari might even be starting to believe that she has a future in Cedar Springs.
But Kari has secrets. Secrets that threaten to destroy everything she’s trying to create, including her relationship with Rhys. As the truth comes to light, will their connection be strong enough to withstand the truth of her past?

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Time for an Escape

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A good book should offer an escape, a chance to unplug from your life and lose yourself in a fictional world.
If you haven’t had a chance to read some of my single title books, there’s never been a better time to ‘Escape’.
Now available as a box set, The Escape Collection offers two full length novels (Drawing Free and Composing Myself), one novella (Sugar Crash) and two short stories (Betty & Veronica and the brand new, Neighbors)

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Available now at Amazon!

(Nook, Kobo, iTunes—Coming Soon!)


Now available in Audio…

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As well as:
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The rest of the Castle Mountain Lodge Series will be available SOON!

There’s more exciting news coming very soon about Nothing Stays In Vegas! Including maybe a sequel! Don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter to be the first to know!


Time to Slip Into The Springs

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It’s finally here. Summer of Change, the first in The Springs series, is Available Now!

With the Springs resort set to open in mere weeks, Trent Harrison needs to stay focused and see to every detail. The last thing he needs is a complication, even one that comes in the form of sexy bar owner, Samantha Burke. Samantha loves her quiet close-knit community of Cedar Springs, just the way it is. The addition of a fancy new resort as well as its arrogant owner, and the change they’re both sure to bring, is certainly not welcome.

With Trent pushing his way into her town, and her life, Samantha’s resistance to him wavers in the face of the passion and heat they share. Change is inevitable, but can either of them drop their guard long enough to accept it when there’s so much on the line?

Now Available at:

Amazon UK
Amazon Canada
Amazon Australia

Stay tuned for news on the second in The Springs series, coming spring 2014! Don’t miss a thing by signing up for my newsletter, PLUS you’ll be entered in a monthly drawing for $100 Amazon Gift Card.

The Weird Ways Of The Internet



Some of you lovely blog subscribers may have received a post in your inbox yesterday that had you scratching your heads and wondering if you had inadvertently stepped into a time warp. The post in question was titled: The Summer of The Slug and was originally published in September 2011.

Wow! 2011!

Don’t worry, you’re not losing your mind, this post is in fact old. And honestly, I didn’t resend it because it’s neither September, or a sluggish time.

I can’t explain the wonders of the internet, and the whole thing mystifies me more often than not (Just ask my IT husband!) but if for some reason you want to take a trip down memory lane and read a really old post, have at it. Otherwise, please delete.

You may have noticed I haven’t been blogging very much (read: at all) lately and that’s because I’m writing. Books that is. There’s only so many hours in the day and despite the fact that I’m determined to one day find more time hiding somewhere, something had to give. I do send newsletters when there’s something going on AND I have a new monthly giveaway on my newsletter, so make sure to check that out if you’re not already a subscriber. Click HERE

And watch for the first book in my new series coming in February. Here’s a sneak peek at the cover:

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Until then, if you happen to get a random old blog post, I sincerely apologize, I’m still trying to figure out why that happened.
Thank you and keep reading!


Castle Collection


If you haven’t fallen in love at the Lodge yet, what are you waiting for?

There’s never been a better time with the first five books in the series all in one place in the first Castle Mountain Lodge Collection


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Unexpected Gifts- Christmas represents everything Andi should have, but doesn’t. Hiding out at Castle Mountain Lodge for the season seems like the perfect plan until she runs into Colin who is not only determined to make the most of the holiday, but make sure Andi does as well.

Hidden Gifts- Morgan is ready for something completely different in her life which is why she moves to the Lodge to work. But what she’s not counting on is rugged outdoors man, Bo, and his heartbreakingly beautiful daughter, Ella, squeezing their way into her heart.

Mistaken Gifts- Eva’s planned dozens of parties at the Lodge, but none so important as her best friend Andi’s, which is why it needs to be perfect. But that proves to be more difficult than planned when Jeff, the gorgeous and all too problematic ranch hand, decides not to cooperate.

Secret Gifts- For blockbuster star, Gage, Castle Mountain Lodge is the perfect place for him to hide out and stay out of trouble. At least that’s what his PR rep Megan hopes. But staying out of trouble proves to be harder then either of them thought, especially when the temptation is each other.

Goodbye Gifts – Carmen has dedicated her career to making sure the Lodge runs smoothly, which is why when her boss asks her to date his brother, she reluctantly accepts. What she doesn’t expect is to fall in love with Dylan, and sometimes, falling in love means saying goodbye.

Bonus Short Story- Unexpected Endings – Rejoin Andi and Colin at the Lodge and see how sometimes Unexpected Gifts have the most Unexpected Endings.



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Stay tuned for the cover reveal for the first Springs book, coming soon!
Until then, happy reading!



Friendship & Audio

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With Christmas right around the corner, it’s a chaotic time of year to be sure. but that’s why it’s essential to take a little ‘YOU’ time and relax. and what better way to unwind than with a good book?

I’m so excited to announce my newest release, a joint effort with my friend, Steena Holmes! This book was an idea conceived over a bottle of wine and we’re both so thrilled with the way it came together.

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By Usa Today Bestselling Author Steena Holmes And Elena Aitken Comes Their Latest Story Sure To Tug At The Heartstrings Of Those Who Understand The Depth Of A Mother’s Love.

Nikki Landon walked away from her small town, Halfway, Montana, ten years ago, with no intentions of setting foot there again. But, when her mother dies unexpectedly, Nikki has no choice but to return, and this time with the child she was trying to hide—ten year old, Ryan.

Becky Jennings is living her happily-ever-after. She’s married to the man of her dreams and even though that means being the wife of a Christmas tree farmer, she’s happy. There’s only one thing missing from her fairy-tale life: a child to hold in her arms. After countless miscarriages, she’s struggling to accept that might be one dream that will never come true.

As teenagers, Nikki would have done anything to protect her best friend, Becky from heartache, which is why she left. But ten years later, there’s nowhere to hide in a small town where everyone can see the truth of the secret she can no longer keep.

Could Nikki’s son be the child Becky has always longed for? And if he is, can the already fragile bond between the two friends, withstand the heartache?

Read Halfway To Nowhere Now!

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA


In other, very exciting news, I’ve entered the world of audio books with the first in the Castle Mountain Lodge Series.

UG Audio

Unexpected Gifts-Audio is available at AudibleiTunesAmazon

In more audio news…Nothing Stays In Vegas will be available in early 2014 as well as the rest of the Castle Mountain Lodge Series!

Wishing you the very best of the holiday season!!


Say Goodbye to the Lodge

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Sometimes falling in love, means saying goodbye.

I’m very excited to bring you Carmen’s story in Goodbye Gifts! Fans of the Castle Mountain Lodge series will recognize Carmen Kincaid as the customer service manager at the Lodge and friend to everyone in the previous Castle books. Well, it’s finally time for Carmen to find love, or will she?

Goodbye GiftsNow Available at AmazonNookKobo
The Castle Mountain Lodge books don’t necessarily have to be read in order, BUT your favorite characters will make appearances throughout all the books, so for maximum enjoyment, I recommend reading them in the following order:
-Unexpected Gifts—Andi & Colin’s Story
-Hidden Gifts—Morgan & Bo’s Story
-Unexpected Endings—Companion short story for Andi & Colin
-Mistaken Gifts—Eva & Jeff’s Story
-Secret Gifts—Megan & Gage’s Story
-Goodbye Gifts—Carmen & Dylan’s Story

But don’t worry, this isn’t necessarily ‘Goodbye’ for the Lodge, more like a, ‘see ya later’. I’m not done with Castle Mountain yet, but I am ready to try something new and  I’m very excited for the new, steamier series I’m working on…

The SpringsWatch your in-box for some exclusive sneak peaks from The Springs coming early 2014!


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Merry Christmas mailI can’t believe Christmas is just around the corner! But I am getting in the mood this year by spreading a little cheer the old school way—in your mailbox!
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