A change is coming . . .

One month from today is my birthday.

It’s my favorite time of year; growing up, I always thought how lucky I was to celebrate my birthday in the spring, at a time when everything was new and fresh and budding with life (and four months after Christmas, so I optimized gift choices, too!).

I also felt like it was a fresh start time especially for me. After all, the fall and January 1st are for everyone, but April 7th is only mine. (If it’s your birthday, too, I guess you can share.)

That’s why I’m making a big change one month from today, on April 7th.

Don’t worry! I’m not going to stop writing or conference organizing. (I love my jobs too much!) I’m not switching to a new pen name (on the contrary, I’m melding my personas back together!).

What I am changing is my brand. Or maybe it’s more accurate to say that I’m refining and honing my brand. After nearly thirteen years of leaning into certain themes and ideas, I’m ready to make a huge shift–and I’m making everything more genuinely and organically me.

Over the next four weeks, I’m going to share some peeks into what’s happening, what’s changing, and why I’m so excited about everything.

Get ready for a new logo, a new tagline, and lots of other super fun stuff.

New Titles, New Covers, Same SIZZLING Love Stories!


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Just Roll With It

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The Just Us Duet:

Just You

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Just You and Me

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A Very Romantic Holiday–and why it makes me cry.

Asking for a friend . . . Is it ever too early to read holiday romance?

I think . . .no.

Seriously, there’s something so magical about love stories set between November and January that I can read them all year around.

But I will admit that I begin devouring holiday romance in earnest right around this time each year. Before ebooks were a thing, I used to buy those romance anthologies at the grocery store and sneak-read them at night so no one would tease me about enjoying Christmas books before Thanksgiving!

As an author, I’ve really enjoyed writing romances that take place during the most wonderful time of the year. Whether I’m following beloved well-established characters through a holiday or telling a story about brand-new friends, isn’t love even lovelier when it happens among evergreen boughs, silver bells, and wafting snowflakes?

Why have you written so many holiday romances?

Maybe there’s a reason I have a soft spot for Christmas love stories . . .Now that I think of it, my very own neverending love story began at the holidays.

You can read all about it right here.

So, yeah, I believe this really IS the most romantic time of year!

Okay, I’m sold on holiday love stories. And I want them all!

That’s fabulous–and it’s also your lucky day because I just happened to have bundled thirteen of my own seasonal romances into one convenient volume.

Check it out.

These romances come from all across my many series and universes and span a ton of genres and tropes.

The ebook version is great for when you want to read on the go, while the paperback? Well, that baby has heft.

Seriously, if you’re looking for a gift that will wow all the romance readers on your list, it’s right here. 

I hope that as you read these stories, you’ll fall in love with this season all over again . . .


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Why I’m a Sucker for Holiday Love Stories

My dad, a 1965 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, used to work with the Academy to recruit young men and women from our area in South Jersey who might be a good fit to attend West Point. Cadets would come down during breaks to speak at local high schools–I was used to seeing lots of good-looking young men stopping by the house on the regular!

But during my sophomore year of high school, my father began chatting regularly with a guy named Clint who was a senior at a regional school a couple of towns over. One day that spring, I answered the phone and took a message for my dad that Clint had been accepted at West Point. Good for him, I thought.

I saw Clint sporadically that next year; we ran into each other at Disneyland right before the Army-Navy game, when the park was closed down for the cadets and midshipmen to enjoy it. Sometimes Clint would stop to see my dad and chat about all the ways in which West Point had changed or stayed the same.

It wasn’t until mid-December of my senior year in high school that I got a call from Clint one day, asking if I wanted to go Christmas shopping with him. I said yes.

(Later, I learned that he’d asked my dad’s permission before calling because he didn’t want to ruin their friendship. Isn’t that sweet??)

What I remember from that date was that I laughed more than I had with any other guy I’d ever dated. We had such a great time. But I didn’t hear from him again for a few weeks . . . until he came over a few days after Christmas to see if I wanted to go out again.

I did.

We spent most of my Christmas break together getting to know each other. But I wasn’t sure if this was a romance or not, because even though I thought we were enjoying each other, he never even tried to kiss me.

On New Year’s Eve, we went to a party at his friend’s house. As the clock chimed in the new year at midnight, finally we had our first kiss.

A year later, on Christmas Eve, he asked me to marry him, giving me a ring in a Christmas stocking filled with Hershey’s kisses.

This year, it will be thirty-nine years since he asked me out. I call him my forever boyfriend, because he still cherishes me as though we’ve just begun dating, and I still see him as the boy who made me laugh and stole my heart.

So, yeah, this really IS the most romantic time of year!

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