Mary, Mary Quite Contrary…How does…

Your shopping go? Christmas shopping that is. On one hand, I feel like I’m completely on top of shopping this year. I have one set of parents done. The kid is done. Started on the husband. Good, right? But then I remember I only have 1 of 5 nieces/nephews done. Still need sister and brother in-law and then there’s the adults on the husband’s side….that’s 3more adults. Oh wait—can’t forget that other kid over there too! So that’s four more kids.

The head. It spins. I’m hitting the toy section at TJ Maxx tomorrow while the kid is in karate to hopefully take care of all these young’uns.

In the meantime…I have books to get published! Who knew iTunes (aka, Apple, aka the ibookstore) shuts down processing new books on Dec 20th? Hey, guess who else does that? Kobo. Big o’l monkey wrench, right in the middle of my plans. I seem to remember some foggy memory of hearing this last week or so.

I got the confirmation email on it yesterday. That scream you heard was my pants getting a swift kick. I have 3 books I wanted pushed out by Dec 31. That day just got a scooting up to before Dec20th. One goes out today, so I’ll be one more closer.

And what am I doing right now? If you say working—you’d be wrong! I’m on hold with my bank listening to jazz music because someone in Georgia tried to use my debit card for a $1 purchase.

Happy Holidays. Not feeling the happy at the moment. Catch me in a couple weeks for that! Make my day brighter though by picking up my new release from Carina Press, Never Stopped Loving You

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Excerpt |

At eighteen, Kara Duncan had already made her fair share of mistakes, choosing the wrong boy and earning herself a bad reputation in the process. Hurt and humiliated, she’d packed up and moved on, sure that everyone in Bella Warren, Arkansas, would be better off without her. She’d planned never to return, but when crisis strikes, she has nowhere else to turn.

After seven years, Wade Chester thought his feelings for Kara were finally ancient history. Until he sees her again, standing on his front porch just as she’d done a million times before. She needs his help—and his family’s crops—if her canning business is going to survive. The rest of his family has let bygones be bygones, so why is it so hard for him to let go of the past?

While Kara claims to be interested only in putting things right, the old heat flaring between them is undeniable. But Wade will need to risk his heart—and the reputation of his farm—to prove that they’re meant to be together.