Whirlwind Romance

What do pirates, princes, Puritans, and propaganda have in common? Lacey Delahaye, forager and jelly maker, finds out in Whirlwind Romance, romantic suspense set in the western Caribbean.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Meet Me (the Author)

Head over to Jennifer Lowery’s lovely site to hear me vent about books that made me cry and how hard it is to ensure a male protagonist doesn’t just sound like a female with lots of testosterone. And other stuff.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Pre-Order Lapses of Memory at Amazon


Lapses of Memory will release March 15, BUT you can pre-order the eBook from Amazon today! Be the first in your neighborhood with a copy. Here's the link:


Sydney Bellek first meets Elian Davies in the 1950s on a Boeing 377 Stratocruiser when she is five and he is seven. They run into each other every few years after that, but while he knows from the start that she is his true love, she does not. Later, as rival journalists, they vie for scoops on international crises from the Iranian revolution to the Lebanese civil war. The handsome and intrepid Elian beats her out at every turn, even while keeping his love for her secret.

Only after years of separation does she finally realize they are meant to be together, but this time, in a twist of fate, it is Elian whose memory of her is gone. Will he remember her before she loses heart or will their new love be enough to replace the old one?

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Passionfruit and Passion: Whirlwind Romance at Romance Recipes

I'm at Jennifer Lowery's wonderful site Romance Recipes today. You can read a hilarious excerpt from Whirlwind Romance, and check out one of my heroine Lacey's recipes--this time for passionfruit jelly. Read, taste, enjoy!
Passions--flower & fruit


Friday, January 20, 2017

Winter's Kiss: Darlene Fredette's New Sweet Romance is Stopping By Today

Welcome Darlene to Tale Spinner. Thanks for stopping by on your new release blog tour. We want to hear all about Winter’s Kiss, your brand new sweet romance from Escape Publishing.

Thank you. Before I begin, I want your readers to know that my Winter’s Kiss New Release blog tour will include giveaways for visitors who leave a comment on any stop during my tour, and additional giveaways for visitors who leave a comment on my blog.

Great! Now forWinter’s Kiss.

Return to beautiful Redford Falls: a woman who knows what she wants and a man who knows what he needs.

Winter’s Kiss
Escape Publishing, January 15, 2017
Genre: Contemporary
Rating: Sweet (PG)

Nothing thaws the chill faster than a warm winter kiss.

She’s been on a flight from hell for over eight hours, lost four hours of daylight, and arrived in temperatures twenty degrees lower than accustomed to. Disliking winter for a reason she refuses to discuss, Danielle Lerato would rather be anywhere than in Redford Falls. She needs to get the job done and return home before getting caught up in the small town’s charm…and the arms of the handsome, brown-eyed restaurant owner.

Andrew Haley’s first encounter with the buttery blonde didn’t go so well, and he well-remembers the chill of the glass of water she dumped over his head. Now, two years later, a raging storm drops Danielle back into his life. She’s determined to leave, but he’ll do whatever it takes to convince her to fall in love with Redford Falls…and him.

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Excerpt (G): Tired, Tired, Tired

Danielle probably looked a hideous mess. Her hair had come loose from the clip on the top of her head. Sleep masked her eyes. She wanted nothing more than to wash her face and sterilize her hands from the airborne germs she encountered on the plane. “I’ve been on the flight from hell for over eight hours. I’ve lost four hours of daylight, and the temperature here is twenty degrees lower than where I live.” She pulled the straps of her leather jacket tight around her waist. “I have to rent a car and drive two hours to a small town where, if I blink I’ll miss it.” She waved a pointed finger in the air for dramatic effect. “I’d rather be anywhere but here.”

About the Author

Darlene resides on the East Coast of Canada with her husband, daughter, and yellow Lab. When not working on her next book, she enjoys spending time with her family. An avid reader since childhood, Darlene loves to develop the many stories swimming in her head. She writes heartwarming contemporary romances with a focus on plot-driven page-turners.

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