I'm thrilled to announce that Rules of the Game was awarded the 2013 HOLT Medallion for Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements.
Now on Sale!
Saving Grace (Safe Havens Book 1)
Grace Riley is on the run—from her past and from her fears. The victim of a violent rape at the hands of a rich politician’s son, she must “disappear” to escape his constant attempts to recapture her. Moving from cattle drive to cattle drive as a cook, she avoids her tormentor for nearly twenty years. When she discovers that the brother she gave up for adoption after their mother died in childbirth was orphaned at an early age, she is frantic to verify that he’s safe. She tracks him to a cattle ranch in Montana.
Widower Adam Morgan owns the Twin Springs ranch, but finds himself falling into a life of loneliness. Although he enjoys spending time with his grown daughter and the two men he rescued when they were living on the streets, he longs to meet a woman he can love. Living in the Montana territory where men greatly outnumber women makes finding a new wife difficult. Weary of working cattle, he is ready to make some changes in his life.
Grace falls ill on her journey, but she manages to make it to the Twin Springs ranch where her brother is supposed to be living. Adam takes her in, concerned for her health and the reason she’s searching for one of his adopted sons. Their chemistry is immediate and intense, but can Grace heal from her past of pain and fear? When her secrets are finally revealed, can Adam forgive her deceptions and learn to love again?
Coming Sept. 30th!!
The Volatile Amazon
Book four of Alliance of the Amazons
Sarita Neeraj has never felt like a real Amazon. Compared to the obvious strengths of her sisters, her Water powers seem small as her stature. She’s determined to prove herself—unfortunately, all that gets her is captured by an enemy.
Ian serves a twisted goddess, preferring this to an empty afterlife. He’s taken Sarita hostage to coax the other Amazons from their safe haven. But in his ancient Scottish castle, the passion and love Ian finds for Sarita resurrect his honor, until he chafes at the dark will of his mistress.
Sarita has finally found happiness—but before she can enjoy it, she’s “rescued” by her furious sisters. To save Ian from destruction at the hands of the Amazons, Sarita must risk wielding magick that could change her very nature. Only then can she prove the Water Amazon is the strongest of the four—and save them all from destruction.
Coming from Grand Central Forever Yours in February!
The Bottom Line (Book 1, The Ladies Who Lunch)
After more than a year of upheaval, Mallory Hamilton has reached her fill of change--with one exception. Her house is a disaster, and she wants it fixed. By restoring her house, she hopes she might be able to banish the last of the memories of her failed marriage and the misery of the past year.
Ben Carpenter is thrilled to work on Mallory's home. He's raising his thirteen year old daughter, Amber, and could use the additional income. Since his out-of-control, bi-polar ex-wife, Theresa, refuses to get treatment or take medication, Ben is practically a single parent. He has to walk a fine line between dealing with the negative consequences of Theresa's manic episodes while not destroying the relationship between mother and daughter.
Mallory and Ben grow closer as he works on the house--forcing her to realize that not every man is like her loser ex-husband. And of course a little push from her three closest lunch time friends helps her to get out of her own way when it comes to love.
Sandy will be teaching "Freud Knows Romance--A Writer's Guide to Psychology" at the RWA National Conference in Atlanta, July 17-20, 2013.