None But You and the Crème de la cover contest

It’s exciting! Another nomination from InD’tale Magazine came this week. The beautiful cover for None But You created by Perry Elisabeth Design has been nominated in the Crème de la Cover contest. Cast your vote if you love it But You Cover . It only takes a minute to register on their site to vote. Thanks so much for all your support, readers!

Pride and Butterflies is nominated for a RONE!

Pride and Butterflies Cover Image

Pride and Butterflies

Pride and Butterflies has been nominated for a Reward of Novel Excellence (RONE) by InD’tale Magazine. I’m so honored and excited. This is the week the readers are allowed to vote, so if you’ve enjoyed this book, vote here. It will only take a minute to make an account with InD’tale and cast your vote. It’s in the Chick lit category. Thanks so much, readers!



Austen Inspirations Series: New Release!

And here it is, the second book in the Austen Inspirations series, None But You. It’s a modern twist on Jane Austen’s Persuasion. But you don’t need to be familiar with Austen at all to enjoy this romantic contemporary chick lit story. This book follows, Pride and Butterflies, but can be read and enjoyed independently.

I hope you enjoy None But You and please remember every review posted on Amazon helps me more than you know.

On my Facebook page today I’ll be hosting a few games to celebrate this new release. So stop in between now and Monday to enter the contests.

nonebutyou_KINDLEAnna never expected to see Erick Walsworth again. Breaking off their engagement eight years ago was the worst decision of her life. But her bitter regret is nothing compared to pretending she’s not still in love with him. Especially while having to watch a perfect girl like Piper Ashley hang on his arm.

With circumstances throwing them together and a best friend insisting on playing matchmaker, Anna can’t escape the one question she fears most: What happens if she can’t convince her first love to give her a second chance?

Grab the Kindle or the paperback here.


Austen Inspirations

I’ve loved Jane Austen for so long and enjoyed each one of her six novels. There are never enough movie adaptations or novel retellings to tire me. I’ve recently launched Pride and Butterflies, an Austen-inspired tale, but not a retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Caralyn and Alex each meet each other on their worst day ever and have terrible first impressions of each other. Rather like Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, Caralyn and Alex find themselves in the same place over and over. Pride and Butterflies is a new story about finding love with someone you didn’t like at first.

My current project was inspired by Austen’s Persuasion. If you haven’t read it, please do! It is one of her best love stories and one of my favorites. The title of my new book is undecided, but it will be the second in a three-book series I’m calling Austen Inspirations. It may be out as early as December. The third book, still in planning, is loosely based on Emma. I expect it to be released sometime next year.

While inspired by our magnificent Jane, the stories have my own twist and head in new directions. I hope you will follow me to receive the news of their release dates. While you’re waiting, revisit Pride and Butterflies, Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, and Emma. I highly recommend the Norton Critical Editions.

If you have kids, I discovered these cute board book versions of Austen tales, Little Miss Austen. These are perfect for introducing very young ones to great literature in an adorable way.