Wednesday, May 13, 2020


In case you missed this announcement in my newsletter, The Banister Buzz, earlier this month, I am doing a fun, little giveaway in honor of MerMay, which is "a month-long celebration of creativity, community, and above all . . .  MERMAIDS."

I recently received a birthday gift from a dear friend that I thought was one of the most darling, mermaid-themed items I've ever seen--a Voodoo Watchover Mermaid. She promises, "I will watchover your confidence as you swim with passion through the sea of life." I named her Waverly, and she now sits in a place of honor on my desk.

I want to share the mermaid love and gift a Voodoo Watchover Mermaid to TWO of my lovely readers. This giveaway* will be open through the end of MerMay (Sunday, the 31st), and here's what you have to do to enter:

1) E-mail me with the first names of the four mermaids who are part of the pod that works at the Cape Cod Aquarium in my book In the Swim of Things. I'll get you started by telling you that the heroine is one of them.

2) If you want to earn a bonus entry, also tell me the two names of the merwranglers who work at the aquarium.


If you've read the book, you shouldn't have any trouble finding these names. If you haven't, grab yourself a copy and get to reading! It's a guaranteed good time for mermaid fans. The e-book is just $1.99 at Amazon and it's also available to Kindle Unlimited subscribers: In the Swim of Things

I will select my two winners via a random drawing on June 1st and inform them by e-mail. The Voodoo Watchover Mermaids will ship straight from Amazon to the winners. Good luck and Happy MerMay!

*Due to the prohibitive cost of international shipping, this MerMay giveaway is open to people in the United States only.

Sunday, March 29, 2020


Today (Sunday, March 29th) is International Mermaid Day and I couldn't let this day pass without sharing the mermaid love and doing something special.

For one week only, my RomCom, IN THE SWIM OF THINGS, will be on sale for just 99 cents. That's 361 pages of love, laughs, and mermaidy goodness for less than a dollar! This e-book about a professional mermaid who finds herself torn between a hunky surfer and a broody single dad will transport you to the sunny shores of Cape Cod, and I can't think of a better place to escape at the moment. 

This sale will run through my birthday on Saturday, April 4th. I hope IN THE SWIM OF THINGS will entertain you and make you smile. If you've already read it, please consider gifting the book to the mer-pals in your pod. I'm sure they'd appreciate you thinking of them.

Thanks in advance to anyone who's kind enough to share this sale on social media. I have posts up on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Wishing you a Mer-mazing International Mermaid Day!


Blurb: A sexy, sun-soaked tale about a tail-wearing girl who makes a lot of waves—perfect for fans of Lauren Layne, Meghan Quinn, and Christina Lauren.

Ocean-loving Kyra Goodwin had to give up her dream of becoming the female Jacques Cousteau in order to take care of her father and brother, but being a mermaid at the Cape Cod Aquarium is pretty fintastic as far as alternative careers go.

Of course, life as a half-fish/half-woman isn’t all sunken treasure and Ariel twirls. Kyra has to deal with perpetually pruney fingers, eyes irritated by saltwater, and bratty kids on the daily, plus her glam alter ego can make dating really weird. (So many men have pervy siren-of-the-sea fantasies!) When she meets hunky surfer Cade, and he’s into her without knowing what she does for a living, Kyra thinks she’s finally won the romance lottery.

Unfortunately, Kyra’s plans for a carefree summer of catching waves with her new boyfriend run aground when Sea Star Beach, a place that holds great sentimental value for her, is taken over by a big-city developer who wants to build an exclusive resort. Kyra’s crusade to save her beloved beach threatens both her job and her relationship with Cade as does her growing closeness with her irresistibly broody merwrangler, Declan, whose precocious daughter is intent on playing matchmaker.

When a new family drama arises just as Kyra receives an offer that would turn her greatest desire into reality, she’s torn. Will she do what’s expected of her, or dive in and follow her heart?

Monday, July 15, 2019


Chick Lit Chat HQ is throwing a party on Facebook to celebrate summer and lots of fun, romantic beach reads, and you're all invited! The Book a Trip Hop is happening this week, July 15th-July 21st, and we've got a multitude of great prizes up for grabs. In addition, you'll have the chance to meet and interact with 40+ bestselling, award-winning authors who all have wonderful books to share that will transport you to fabulous locations all over the world, including charming small towns, glamorous big cities, and relaxing spots near the water.

Want to know more about the hop prizes? Each participating author will be doing a giveaway* of books, gift cards, swag, and or vacation/summer-themed items. And our Grand Prize*, which you can enter to win on the hop's Facebook group page, is a designer beach bag filled with summer must-haves! (The Soul Journey ikat print scarf,
Privé Revaux sunglasses, Havaianas rose gold glitter flip-flops, rainbow unicorn pool float, Mar Y Sol Hadley tote, and Deco Miami nail polish/cuticle oil set shown in the graphic below are just a few of the items included in this incredible prize.)

And that's not all! We're also giving away TWO Bonus Prizes* on the hop group page: Yonanas Fruit Soft Serve Machines. With Yonanas, you can churn out 100% frozen fruits to create a yummy, summertime dessert without fat, dairy, refined sugar, or preservatives.

So, what are you waiting for? Click on this link and join the party at the Book a Trip Hop group on Facebook. We've got a virtual piña colada with your name on it, and you can chat about a variety of summer-themed topics with authors and readers! You'll, also, find a list of each day's featured authors and their page links in the pinned post on the group each day of the hop and that's where you can enter to win the Grand/Bonus Prize giveaways. See you there!

*The Grand and Bonus Prize giveaways are open to US residents only. However, ALL of the individual author giveaways are open internationally.

Monday, May 6, 2019


It’s springtime! The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and it’s time for everyone to get their pretty on with the help of Chick Lit Chat HQ, which is hosting another fantastic Facebook hop.

So, mark your calendars and Spring into Style! Starting Monday, May 6th and continuing through Sunday, May 12th, 50+ amazing and talented Chick Lit and Romantic Comedy authors will be celebrating International Chick Lit Month along with tons of fabulous books featuring sassy, stylish heroines you are guaranteed to love!

Every author will have an exclusive giveaway* on their own Facebook pages, including books, swag, gift cards, and/or beauty, fashion, and wellness-related items. And, of course, there will be a MASSIVE GRAND PRIZE* up for grabs on the hop pagea $250 e-gift card to FabFitFun, which is a popular seasonal subscription box beloved by trendsetters and celebrities alike. We’re not stopping there either, because there will also be THREE Runner Up Prizessix-month subscriptions to Allure’s Beauty Box, which comes every month.

Join the fun over at our Facebook event page, where you can hobnob with your favorite authors, meet some new ones, and win some incredible prizes. We’ll see you there!

* The Grand Prize giveaway is open to participants in the US, UK, and Canada. The Runner-Up Prizes are open to those in the US only. The individual author giveaways are open internationally.

Spring 2019 FabFitFun Box

Recent Allure Beauty Box