Embarking on a New Adventure: Come Along!

Do you like adventures? Activities that cause a little bit (or a lot) of adrenaline to course through your veins? Gets your heart pumping? Makes you squeal with excitement?

I’m definitely NOT an adrenaline junkie. I actually hate that jittery feeling I just described (except squealing with delight — who doesn’t like that?). But, today I am embarking on a new adventure of sorts that has me pretty pumped.

Today I officially join the family of resident authors over at Inspy Romance! Along with two dozen other amazing Christian romance authors, this popular blog invites readers and writers alike to discuss all things inspirational romance. I’ve followed along for years and to be invited to join the team is a dream come true.

Check out my very first post on Inspy Romance, where I talk about how I played it (not so) cool when I received the invitation to go on this amazing adventure. To celebrate I’m also giving away a copy of one of my books, so be sure and comment on that post.

Why is this an “adventure” for me? I think adventures often require us to step outside of our comfort zones just a little. That’s what makes the blood pump a little faster, right? But adventures also bring promise of memory-making experiences. For me, joining Inspy Romance meets both of these requirements for an adventure. I’m a little nervous to write alongside some of my favorite authors who’ve been doing this for a lot longer than myself. I’ll be writing a post once a month, which also means I’ll have to call upon different creative juices to keep readers engaged. But, saying “YES!” also means I will undoubtedly gain not only new readers of my books but also new friends. You see, the Inspy Romance community is a friendly, compassionate, and fun bunch. Not only is the comment section on the blog great, there’s also an active Facebook community where the discussions on books, writing, and romance continue every day.

How could I say no to that adventure?!

Tell me about an adventure you’ve been on. How did it get your heart pumping? What memories came from the experience?

COVER REVEAL for Someone Found (Pre-Order Now!)

More than three years separated the releases of my first and second novels. Other priorities in life need my attention and I just wasn’t creatively or professionally ready to devote more of a consistent effort to writing and the business of indie publishing.

BUT… God has blessed me with different circumstances lately. So, just a few months after the release of Suddenly Forever, I’m thrilled to announce that book three in the Laurel Cove Romance series is coming soon! On June 8, you’ll get to read Quinn and Eli’s story in Someone Found! Today I’m sharing the COVER REVEAL and launching the pre-order for the eBook! (Paperback and eBook both will be available on release day.)

Take a closer look at the cover that I think perfectly captures the summery, romantic, outdoorsy vibe.

This time, it’s summer in Laurel Cove! If you’ve ever visited the North Carolina mountains in the summer, you know how gorgeous it is! There’s hiking, camps, summer festivals, and so much more.


About Someone Found

This is a stand-alone novel in the Laurel Cove Romance series, but readers who’ve read Someplace Familiar or Suddenly Forever will recognize a few familiar faces.

Life’s detours can be the most important steps we’re meant to make.

Injured and stranded, hiker Quinn McAlister is stuck recovering in Laurel Cove, North Carolina. The quiet mountain town and its polite residents are a far cry from the stifling home and painful disappointments back in Maine. When her handsome rescuer offers her a place to stay, she’s faced with coming to terms with her past and putting faith, for once, in a hopeful future.

Camp director Eli Moreland has devoted his adult life to serving others. The summer takes an unexpected turn when the beautiful hiker staying in one of the cabins sparks a deep desire for more. Giving her advice about faith comes easy. What’s hard is deciding if he’s ready to reopen his heart to love.

Being lost is worth the pain when being found is so sweet.


What’s your favorite part about summer? What makes you excited about reading Someone Found?

Also Available in the Laurel Cove Romance Series

Someplace Familiar

Cover Reveal & Pre-Order: Once Upon a Summer Box Set

Today is an exciting day! I’m so excited to introduce you to my next project. Once Upon a Summer is a box set including contemporary retellings of timeless tales with five novellas from myself, Andrea Boyd, Mikal Dawn, Toni Shiloh, and Jaycee Weaver! Before I share about each story, here’s the cover!

Isn’t it just the most summery, calm, romantic cover? Designing this was fun! I’ll share more about that process in a later post.

Releasing on May 25, this fun collection takes some of your favorite (and one or two obscure) fairy tales and puts a modern spin on them in enchanting love stories.


Embrace the enchantment of summer with these contemporary twists on timeless tales.

A New Beginning by Andrea Boyd — Who is she? Acacia Martin raised by an impostor mom serving a prison sentence for her sins, or Jasmine Callahan abducted at birth from a family she’s yet to meet? Luckily, she has Drake to help her untangle the mess that is her life. Will he ensnare her he art in the process?

Resorting to Love by Mikal Dawn — Running from a forced marriage, Aleia McDermott takes a job working at Totoka Resort and Spa in Fiji. When Activities Director Jake Boring plans three masquerade balls, Aleia only intends to forget her troubles and enjoy the summer. Just because you’re wearing a mask doesn’t mean you can hide…from your father or from love.

An Ever After Summer by Toni Shiloh — The employees of In a Bind are terrified of Jean-Luc Thibodeaux, so Bellamy Larson hops on a plane to France to deal with the beastly client. Yet once she arrives, she’s convinced he merely needs a friend. Then her heart begins to want ever after, not just one summer.

Gwen and the Three Dates by Teresa Tysinger — Life isn’t a romantic movie, but Gwen Lochs is determined to find her leading man. When she joins a cheesy dating site, Gwen agrees to just three dates. Can Ben Smith watch his best friend and soulmate find someone else? A romantic comedy about searching for that just-right love.

Unkissable by Jaycee Weaver— Reality diva Charlotte Lavigne’s on-camera meltdown reminds former teen-TV prince Jaime Reyes exactly why he left Hollywood ten years ago. A chance encounter leads to a bargain that transforms them both. When it’s time to face her past, will their rediscovered love be strong enough to build a future together?

Valentine’s Day Giveaway WINNER

Happy Valentine’s Day! I know you’re all busy celebrating your loved ones, friends, pets, and any other special loves in your life. But, we’ve got some important business to take care of!

I’m here to announce the winner of my Love Is in the Air Valentine’s Day Giveaway! I’ll keep this brief because I’ve got to get to some writing. This book won’t write itself! Wah!

Without further ado, congratulations to Linda Gawthrop! You’re the winner! If you’ve not already done so on either Facebook or Instagram, please send me an email with your mailing address. Once we thaw out from the winter storm we’re having here in Texas, I’ll get your prizes off to you.

To everyone else who entered (I had over nearly 400 entries!!!), thanks so much for participating. I hope you’ll enjoy sticking around and getting to know me and my books and let me get to know you, too!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

FREE Literary Inspired Valentine’s Quotes

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