The Pit and the Passion

She held her gaze steady, mainly so she could delve deep, deep into those chocolate eyes. Together with his sharp, angular nose and intense, almost predatory, expression, he reminded her of a peregrine falcon on the hunt.

The Pit & the Passion

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The Penhallow Train Incident Audiobook is Available for Review This Week



A drop-dead gorgeous editor who may or may not be a villain, a publisher with a dark secret, and a mysterious ring—a famous writer & ace reporter unearth an unexpected link to the most famous circus family in the world.

My mystery romance set in Maine The Penhallow Train Incident is now available in Audio format! If you act now, you get it free with a 30-day Audible.com trial (cancel anytime)! That’s a $19.99 value! Check it out here:


AND the week of June 19, the Penhallow Train Incident will be available on Audiobookboom for reviews. Here’s the link:


It will instruct you how to request a review copy at no cost to you! Get them while they last. Have fun!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Lapses of Memory and the Agony of Choices


The Dilemma: Why does it take some people SO long to figure out what they want?

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?

From Rochelle Weber, who gave Lapses of Memory five stars: “it…kept me on the edge of my seat, burning pages wanting to know how it turned out. How would Sydney and Elian finally get together? Who would Olivia choose?

In Lapses of Memory, both mother and daughter are faced with the question of who they love. In this first excerpt, Sydney is “too misty and too much in love” to know what will come of it.


She stopped his meandering with her lips. His arms went tentatively around her. For a minute they floated in a cocoon of mist, the voices and music fading into the background. She drowned in a mixture of new feelings and old memories, of hope and despair, of the past and the possibility, hitherto unanticipated, of a future.”

In the second excerpt, Olivia—Sydney’s daughter—is positively, absolutely, dead sure she’s making the right decision…Maybe.



Sydney waited until she heard the door slam and sprinted to the drawing room. Taking a wary look around, she slipped the notebook out of what Olivia mistakenly believed to be a hiding place. Ha. She turned to the last page and read.
She got in the cab. “I’ll write when I get home.”
He nodded. “Sure.”
She blew him a kiss. He caught it and blew it back. She gazed into his eyes, his English eyes, cold as the whiskey and warm as the dew. They shimmered. He waved but turned away before she could lift an unsteady hand.
She gave her instructions to the driver. No point in looking back. She looked. Nothing but the back of his head, cocoa brown waves of hair, thinning slightly. Moving away.
It was over.
Sydney closed the notebook and put it away. Over? Except that, unless I fix this, every night in the shower for the next twenty years, she’ll think of him.


Wild Rose Press, 3/15/2017, Imprint: Champagne Rose
Contemporary romantic suspense/Action Adventure; M/F; 2 flames
Ebook (70,560); Print: 296 pp.



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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Penhallow Train Incident is Now in Audio!

A drop-dead gorgeous editor who may or may not be a villain, a publisher with a dark secret, and a mysterious ring—a famous writer & ace reporter unearth an unexpected link to the most famous circus family in the world.

My mystery romance set in Maine The Penhallow Train Incident is now available in Audio format! If you act now, you get it free with a 30-day Audible.com trial (cancel anytime)! That’s a $19.99 value! Check it out here:




https://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/The-Penhallow-Train-Incident-Audiobook/B07DK1LLFJ

Mary Stewart & Me! Blogging at Moonlight & Mystery



Drop by the beautiful site Moonlight and Mystery, where I'm talking about one of my favorite childhood authors, Mary Stewart.

Mary Stewart


Monday, June 4, 2018

Beyond the Moon Chapter 4--Moonlight and Mystery Virtual Mystery


Come by Moonlight and Mystery for the latest installment of our Virtual Mystery—Beyond the Moon. It’s a time-travel, romantic mystery. Today, Chapter 4 is up, with lots of clues and teasers. Please drop by today and every Monday for new chapters.

http://www.moonlightandmystery.com/moonlight-virtual-mystery/beyond-the-moon/

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Coming Soon: Flotsam & Jetsam--the Amelia Island Affair

Canopy road Amelia Island
Keep an eye out in the coming months for updates on the progress of my new novel, Flotsam & Jetsam: the Amelia Island Affair. Set on Amelia Island, one of the Atlantic sea islands, it features romance, mystery, history, and murder. Here’s a bit about the story.



Amelia Island


Who's littering the park with corpses? State Park Rangers Simon Ribault and Ellie Ironstone are used to dealing with messy campers and ravaging raccoons, but when three bodies wash up on the beach, they mobilize all their powers of deduction. Who are they and how did they get to the shore of Amelia Island? Are they connected to the secretive League of the Green Cross? Or linked to a mysterious Jamaican drug ring?

Ellie, new to Amelia Island, must penetrate a close-knit community if she wants to find answers to the mystery, and at the same time decide between two rivals for her affection: Thad, the handsome local idol, and Simon, the clever, quirky bookworm.

Meanwhile, Simon will have to call upon not only his academic expertise to solve the case, but also on his not-so-well-honed skills as a Don Juan to pry Ellie from Thad.

Fort Clinch
Check here for updates!