Archive for the ‘Release Day’ Category

I’m thrilled to announce that Once and Again is officially live! Once and Again kicks off my brand new Return to Briarwood series. It’s a sexy second-chance love story (with a double reversal-of-fortune twist!).

loved writing Caro and Jake. This couple has plenty of issues. Tons of baggage. Mountains of emotion. I’m usually pretty stoic while writing, but I have to admit that I cried while writing several scenes in this book (and even cried every time I had to edit them). I can promise you this: their HEA (that’s happy ever after in romance-lingo) is hard-fought, but oh-so-satisfying in the end.

If you’ve already ordered your copy of Once and Again, it should have been delivered to your readers/devices this morning!  If you haven’t ordered your copy yet, you can do so here:  AmazonBarnes and NobleGoogle PlayiTunes or Kobo (and begin enjoying immediately)!

I’ll be blogging from here to August 1st, so please join me at every stop, where I’ll be doing giveaways and contests. You can find the full schedule and follow along here.

And if you haven’t yet signed up for my newsletter, what are you waiting for? Newsletter subscribers got a free bonus scene to Once and Again! Don’t miss out on exclusive content and sign up now!


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The winners are bn100, Kimberly Dawn, and mamawj99. Your books are winging their way through the interwebs as I write! Thanks again for joining me!



Star Harbor Series CoverToday, I am super excited to announce that you can now have a Grayson brother for every season in one package! That’s right! Seb, Theo, Cole and Val are all in one four-book bundle, because the Star Harbor Four-Book Bundle set, including Deep Autumn Heat, Blaze of Winter, Long Simmering Spring, and Slow Summer Burn is officially on sale as of today! It’s selling for $8.99 (a steal, given that each book alone is typically $2.99), but you can get it at Google Play and Amazon for even cheaper at $7.69 (an even bigger steal!). This is the perfect chance for you to introduce your friends to the Graysons of Star Harbor!

Buy links are here: Amazon | Barnes & NobleApple | Google | Other Places


We’re doing something a little different today. Typically, Monday giveaways run until Thursday evening, but this giveaway is only 12 hours long! In honor of the fact that Long Simmering Spring is still on sale for 99 cents, I’m going to give away three digital copies of the book! Like I said, the contest ends today, so sign up for my newsletter here and be quick with your comments because it will wrap up tonight at 9pm and books will be sent immediately. Please use the email you want the book sent to (won’t be made public) and your reader of choice (will be made public). International entries okay, since it’s all digital!

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bh313 and Michele are the contest winners! I’ll be emailing you soon! Thanks to everyone who joined me here for release day. You definitely amped up the awesome factor.


Happy Veteran’s Day, everyone! And a huge, heartfelt thanks to all our servicemen and women who have made our country what it is!

I’m ridiculously pleased to announce that Christmas in Tahoe is finally here! I loved writing this story, and I hope you’ll love reading it. Chase and Ann. These two are . . . well, kinda awesome in a geeky-athletic-science-y way. He’s a snowboarding instructor who’s been burned professionally, and she’s an actuary who’s had a rough personal life. Both are in denial about what they need until one long Christmas weekend together changes everything they knew–or thought they knew–about themselves and each other.

Feel free to click on the book link above to find out more, but the last thing I will say is that Chase has a beard. Yes.

You can buy the books here: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and  Kobo, and iTunes is coming soon.

I’m also doing a giveaway, today only (contest ends at 9pm Pacific time). Two random commenters will win ebook copies from the available choices. Just tell me one thing: Beards: Yes, or No? and you’ll be entered to win! I’ll announce winners directly after the contest closes!

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Thank you all for the amazing release day support! I’m happy to let you know that the winners are Joanne B and angieia! There are still chances to win copies of the book at Romance@Random, Kindles & Wine, and Under The Covers! Good luck, and stay tuned for another giveaway next Monday!




Slow Summer Burn is out today, and I am extremely excited to share Val and Cam with you all. I know many of you have been waiting a long time for the oldest Grayson brother to get his HEA, and I’m happy to say that day is finally here!

Final Slow Summer Burn

Here’s the official copy:

As the sizzling Star Harbor series concludes, the fourth sexy Grayson brother, a dedicated DEA agent, shows a high-society beauty the true meaning of love.

Cameron Stahl has everything, so why does she feel like her life is incomplete? A beautiful Boston socialite and a successful entrepreneur, she’s just opened her second boutique in Star Harbor and business is booming. But one searing look from Val Grayson sends fire through her body and shows her exactly what’s missing from her life: a real man who doesn’t play games and who makes her feel like the most desired woman on earth.

DEA agent Val Grayson has always looked after his brothers. Now it’s his turn to find love—though Cam is the last sort of woman he ever dreamed he’d fall for. When courageous Cam realizes she has the insider connections to help Val take down a major drug player within Boston’s political elite, he can’t stop her from putting herself in danger. But as the drug bust of his career looms, all Val cares about is saving the woman he loves before it’s too late.

People have been saying some very, very nice things about the book.

Heroes and Heartbreakers gave it a lovely “first look” review and it was an August recommended read at Contemporary Romance Café!

For those of you who’ve pre-ordered the book, thank you! If you haven’t picked up your copy, you can buy the book everywhere e-books are sold! Here are some links:

Amazon | Barnes & NobleApple | Google | Other Places

I’m also (blog) touring, and I’d love for you to join along. Today, I’m at Romance@Random and USA Today’s HEA, so please stop by and say hi! The rest of my schedule is posted here. There will be giveaways galore, including here!! For release week, I’m giving away digital copies of Slow Summer Burn to two newsletter subscribers who leave comments (if you’re not a newsletter subscriber, you can sign up here). And if you’ve already gotten your copy, I’ll send it to one of your friends! Contest ends at midnight on 8/15 and I’ll announce the winners on Friday!

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I’m thrilled to announce that Long Simmering Spring, the third Star Harbor book, is available today!

Cole Grayson, featuring his abs.

Cole Grayson, featuring his abs.

Here’s the official copy:

Spring comes to Star Harbor, bringing unexpected passion for a sexy sheriff, as the next Grayson brother finds love with the town’s beautiful doctor.

Julie Kensington grew up in the same small town as the Grayson brothers and remembers when the boys were nothing but trouble. As teenagers, Cole’s rugged sex appeal set Julie’s heart ablaze, but she did her best to ignore it. Now a grown woman with a medical degree, Julie still can’t resist her searing attraction to the roughest, toughest Grayson. He’s ex-military, tormented, and sexier than ever, but are his wounds too deep to be healed by her loving, gentle touch?

Even back in high school, straight-arrow Julie had a way of making Cole think twice about his bad-boy lifestyle. When Julie decides she’s finally ready to embrace her wild side, Cole knows he is just the man to show her the way, unleashing years of pent-up desire. Neither of them counted on falling in love, but when Cole’s demons threaten to derail their relationship, it’s up to Julie to show him that together, they can overcome the past . . . and build a future.

Also, if you haven’t read the super sexy excerpt posted on Scribd, you can read it here.

For those of you who’ve pre-ordered the book, thank you! If you haven’t yet picked up your copy, you can buy the book everywhere e-books are sold!

Here are some links:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Apple | Google | Other Places

And if you’d like to follow along on my blog tour for the book, I’d love to see you. Today I’m at Romance @ Random and USA Today, but you can check out the other stops on my tour here.

Oh, happy day! Thanks for celebrating with me!

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Blaze Of Winter comes out today! Hooray! I absolutely loved going back to Star Harbor to write Theo and Avery’s story. And because it’s Star Harbor, their tale is really romantic with a whole lot of sexy thrown in!

Here’s the official copy:

Frustrated with her job in Boston, social worker Avery Newbridge welcomes the opportunity to reassess her life when family asks her to help manage the Star Harbor Inn. Trying to figure out her future is overwhelming enough, but she doesn’t count on distraction in the form of one Theo Grayson, the gorgeous, green-eyed author who she knows is trouble from the moment he saunters into the inn.

Not only does he have a talent for writing swashbuckling adventures, but Theo also has a soft spot for big-hearted damsels in distress, especially a woman who’s great at helping everyone—except herself. Avery’s demons challenge him, but for desire this hot, he isn’t backing down. With every kiss and heated whisper Theo promises her his heart . . . if only Avery is willing to open up and accept it.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who preordered or reviewed an advanced copy! As always, it’s been wonderful to hear what you’ve thought about the book! If you haven’t already ordered your own copy, here are the links:

ORDER Blaze Of Winter from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or the iBookstore (Apple)!

Also, I’d be thrilled if you’d:

FRIEND or LIKE me on Facebook

SIGN UP for my Newsletter

FOLLOW me on Twitter

LIKE me (and the books!) on Amazon

VISIT my website

JOIN me on my blog tour

And if you’d like to start from the beginning of the Star Harbor series, my debut novel, Deep Autumn Heat is also available from all the major e-tailers: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iBookstore (Apple) | Other Places.

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The Random House blog hop is over, and so is my contest. I have chosen three winners for the Blaze Of Winter ARCs (randomly, using one of those random picker things), and they are: Gale D. Sroelov, Karen Phillips and Donna Sing. Thank you to everyone who left a comment, and please stay tuned for more contests!


Oh, Labor Day! When I was really young, the first day of school was always the Wednesday after Labor Day.  As I got a bit older, the district moved up the start date to just before Labor Day weekend…this made no sense to me but I guess it let the kids get acclimated to school before taking a breather. I always marched proudly in our town’s Labor Day parade wearing my Girl Scout uniform (is anyone surprised that I was a Girl Scout? No?). Regardless, Labor Day was always bittersweet for me, and not just because it was the last day (until May of the following year) that I was allowed to wear white. Or seersucker. All kidding aside, I always thought of Labor Day as summer’s last hurrah—the last barbeque, last long walk on the beach, and the last lazy day to lie in the grass before fall would sweep me up in school, events, and crisp, brisk weather.

To commemorate the holiday (which honors the economic contributions of workers in our country), I’m very happy to be participating in this blog hop, which also commemorates the release of my second novel, Blaze of Winter. This book was one of my favorites to write because it features a sexy-as-hell author of swashbuckling adventure novels named Theo Grayson. When he takes a room at the Star Harbor Inn, Theo thinks he’s going to get some peace and quiet. He finds something else entirely—a gorgeous, guarded social worker who seems to be hiding out. Slowly, Theo breaks down Avery’s defenses until she has no choice but to fall in love with him.


If you’re interested in reading an excerpt of Blaze of Winter, click here. You can also buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBookstore (Apple)

So, back to the goodies! Random House is giving away some great prizes, including:

  • 10 Free romance books
  • 1 Grand Prize $25 Book eGift Certificate
  • 5 President Winner Prizes – Author Elisabeth Barrett will create a personalized promo prize pack

Sixteen prizes in total, and yes, you read that right! I’m preparing a personalized promo prize pack for five of the lucky winners! The contest ends on 9/15, so get hopping!

How do you enter?

Since I can’t, for the life of me, get the Rafflecopter entry form to appear on this site, please use this link to get to the Rafflecopter entry form.

Also, visit the other sites to get more chances to win!

1. Romance At Random 2. Ruthie Knox
3. Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews 4. Reading Reality
5. Storm Goddess Book Reviews 6. Manga Maniac Cafe
7. Full Moon Bites 8. Reading with Holly
9. Bookie’s Book Reviews 10. All Things Books
11. Good Choice Reading 12. The Write to Make a Living
13. The Book Diva 14. Bea’s Book Nook
15. Shawntelle Madison 16. Elisabeth Barrett
17. Socrates’ Book Review Blog 18. Shelley Munro
19. Insane Hussein Reviews 20. Books R Us
21. Jessica Scott 22. Book Flame
23. Manic Readers Guest Blog 24. My Book Addiction and More
25. SOS Aloha 26. Pump Up Your Book
27. Sharon Cullen 28. Under the Covers Book Blog
29. Musing Of A Bookworm 30. The Book Tart
31. Reviews by Molly 32. Laurie’s Thoughts & Reviews
33. Seductive Musings 34. Romance Junkies
35. Love To Read For Fun 36. Cassandra Carr
37. BookHounds 38. Otterwise
39. From the TBR Pile 40. Love Saves the World (INT)
41. Sharon Cullen 42. So You Think You Can Write
43. Babbles From Scott Eagan 44. Bronwyn’s Writing
45. TE Garden of Book Bloggers 46. Bookshelf Confessions
47. Review From Here 48. Celticlady’s Reviews
49. Labor Day Hop 50. Romantic Reads and Such
51. In Love with Romance 52. The Bookpushers
53. Reviewing Romance 54. Queen of The Night Reviews
55. Queen of All she Reads 56. Romantic Crush Junkie Reviews
57. Saucy & Sinful Reviews 58. Romancing the Book
59. Book Faery 60. Harlies Books
61. Love, Laughter, Friendship 62. Ramblings From This Chick
63. My Secret Romance 64. Rambling Reads
65. Delighted Readers 66. suzy henderson
67. Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance 68. Blackraven’s Erotic Cafe
69. HEA Romances With a Little Kick 70. AJ’s Reading Nook
71. Blackraven’s Reviews 72. The Readers Roundtable
73. Dark Divas Reviews 74. T B R
75. Romance Book Club 76. Seaside Book Nook
77. Cheeky Reads 78. Mimmi’s Musings
79. Kindle Fever 80. Not Now…Mommy’s Reading
81. herding cats & burning soup 82. Kindles and Wine
83. Harlequin Junkie 84. Caribbean Accent Book Reviews
85. Sara Jane’s Eclectic Reading Blog 86. Sharon Hamilton Author
87. Coffey Brown Books 88. From the Bootheel Cotton Patch
89. Teena in Toronto 90. Me and Reading
91. The Romance Dish 92. All Things Books
93. Amber Kallyn 94. Book Review Diva
95. Leigh Ellwood 96. Me Want Food
97. Captain marketing 98. One Word At A Time, Joan Swan, Author
99. You’ve Been Hooked 100. The Things You Can Read
101. The Autumn Review

But wait, there’s more!

In addition to the prizes Random House is offering through the hop, I’m personally giving away 3 signed ARC copies of Blaze of Winter by Elisabeth Barrett. For your chance to win, in the comments section, please tell me the greatest thing you did this summer.

And because this is official, here are the rules for my giveaway (for Random House’s giveaway rules, go to their official blog hop page):


(1) Winner must be a member of my mailing list. Please sign up for my mailing list here.

(2) In the comments section below, tell me the greatest thing you did this summer.

(3) Three random commenters will be selected.

(4) U.S. only, please! (I’ll be shipping paperbacks).

(5) Contest ends 9/15 at midnight, PDT.

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