Thursday, January 9, 2014

Woohoo, Undercover Love is now available!!!

So I put out my next indie-pubbed book, Undercover Love. This is the second in the Women of Manatee Bay series.

If you liked Rachel in the first book, then you might want to read about her very special romance. :-)

When rule-bending PI Rachel McCormick stumbles across evidence that not only incriminates the town mayor of corrupt dealings but endangers her sister’s welfare, she's determined to put the politician behind bars. She doesn't count on straitlaced cop Grant Harkness—a rumored lady’s man—getting in her way. Not only does he warn her off the case, but he takes her heart into custody with his surprisingly compassionate nature and endearing soft spot for a cat named Helga. Burned by an ex-fiancĂ© and jaded by the unseemly aspects of her job, Rachel tries to ignore the bad boy’s claims that he’s been redeemed by the God she stopped trusting long ago. But love is not so easily dismissed. Rachel is torn between the bitterness that has fueled her life and the man whose passion stokes within her a new fire, one which could burn away the ashes of her past if only she could learn to trust again.

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Love Inspired Reader Appreciation Event in Tampa, FL

Woohooo!!! Love Inspired, my publisher and the inspirational imprint of Harlequin, is hosting a reader appreciation event on January 30th in Tampa, Florida at the Crowne plaza.

There will be a ton of your favorite authors there (and lucky me, I get to go too!).

Hope to see you there.

Also, my e-book Remember Love is FREE right now at Amazon and Kobo. Do you like free books? I do!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas all my blogger friends! Even though I spend most of my time on Facebook, I'll never forget the good times we've had. :-)

I hope all of you have a lovely end to 2013 and may 2014 hold wonderful things in store for you!

I'm looking forward to two books releasing: my next inspy contemporary romance, which is indie published and then in June, another Love Inspired Historical. Here is the fab cover for my upcoming release...

How is your Christmas season going? What do you have left to do?

Friday, September 27, 2013

The Query That Worked

Thank you to Dylan Newton who shared the query that landed me my first contract for Love On The Range on her blog today! Dylan is a great person who writes wonderful paranormal romances! In fact, I'm looking forward to reading her next book when it releases!
If you want to check out my interview and query, here is the link:

You can check out Dylan's books on Amazon or at her website.

Have you written a query yet? How did it fare?

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Life is a Carousel

And I'm feeling pretty dizzy!!

Things I'm doing to maintain my sanity (when possible):

1. Eating ice cream
2. Reading, reading, reading (reading the Bible too)
3. Writing a few hundred words at a time

How's life treating you? If your life was a ride, what would it be?

Monday, July 15, 2013

Fictional Heroes who made me say, "Mmmmmm!"

Good old Uncle Jesse...this is the first fictional character who I remember making my elementary heart pitter patter. Full House was my favorite show, and now you know why. Who could resist a guy like Uncle Jesse? He loved his nieces, played a guitar, rode a motorcycle, had a great sense of humor and of course, there was the leather coat. :-)

The character of Rick O'Connell captured my imagination as a teen and made me want to be a librarian, just so I could daydream about some daring, funny adventurer falling in love with me.

Damon is one of those characters in need of redemption, but the first thing I loved about him was his loyalty to the woman he loved. It was unshakable. That warms this woman's heart!

Which heroes (in tv or in books) grabbed your attention? What was it about them that made you never forget them?

Monday, July 1, 2013

Swimming in New and Uncharted Waters (I did it!)

I did it.

I self-published (or, to use a more palatable term, independent published) one of my Christian contemporary romances. There is a ton of advice out there and lots of ways to do it, from formatting the manuscript yourself to hiring out that job.

So far, without much marketing, some copies have already sold on Amazon (squee!)

It's definitely been exciting and scary. Some authors who have already traveled this road are Virginia Carmichael and Julie Lessman and Heather Sunseri.

I am looking for reviewers and interview/guest post spots. If you're interested, e-mail me at Jessica_nelson7590 at yahoo dot com

Here is the blurb for the story:

Ten years ago, timid Katrina Ross left her hometown’s temperamental bad boy at the altar. After years away, Alec Munroe has returned, a successful businessman who is snooping around her bookstore with an avaricious gleam in his eye. She’d like to tell him to leave, despite still being in love with him, but the secret she's kept all these years demands to be told.
Alec Munroe has been successful in all ways but one: he has never been able to escape his memories of Katrina Ross. When he discovers the secret she's kept from him, he's faced with hard decisions. Justice or the forgiveness God calls him to offer...
Can Alec and Katrina leave the past behind to embrace the promise of a love they have never forgotten?

You can buy it at AMAZON or B&N.

When you download e-books, how do you know if they're self-published? Do you look at the publisher or does it even matter to you?