“Going, Going, Gone is truly one of the best books I’ve had the privilege of reading this summer, even if I did blush a time or two or three!” ~5 Star Review.

When Nell Moreno returns to her small hometown after a lengthy absence, she’s not too surprised no one recognizes her, she’s certainly not the overweight teenager she used to be. While hiding her true identity, Nell “wins” hunky fireman, Elijah Knight, at a charity auction and she’s determined to give the one-time bully a little payback for the misery he caused her when they were teens. However, over the next few weeks she discovers he’s changed a lot too and as they fall in love, Nell is left with the dilemma of how to admit she’s lied to him about who she really is.

Going Going Gone is on sale for .99 cents until July 6th! Check it out at Amazon!

Meet The Author – MJ Fredrick

5b1c7-boxsetblue500x600Two days ago was the release date of our box set Summer On Main Street, a six-book set of small town romances. It came out with a bang and it’s still selling well. I am so proud to be a part of this group of authors and I’m pleased to have another of the fabulous author-MJ Fredrick-on my blog today.

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Welcome MJ. Tell us about yourself.

I have been writing seriously for 18 years, when I joined RWA. I first published in 2008, with two different publishers, two weeks apart, both firefighter books. I’ve written 25 books now, from romantic suspense to contemporary romance, set from Antarctica to Texas to Africa. I have been teaching for 26 years now, every grade level but kindergarten. I’m currently teaching music, which means ALL the kids are my kids! I’ve been married for 28 years to an Emmy-award winning producer, and we have a 24-year-old son who has gone into writing himself, as a journalist.


When did you first start writing?  I FIRST started writing when I was about 9. I wrote a Grease knock-off, a high school romance. I remember writing it in the back seat of the car on a vacation to California. After that, I wrote a story about a rodeo cowboy, and each chapter was in a different town, with a different girl. It was very sexy, considering I was in middle school.


What inspired your latest story?  My husband and I went to Padre Island a couple of Octobers ago. I am a sponge when it comes to ideas, and I started thinking about the people who live in a seaside town, what they do for a living, what they do for fun. I had my notebook and had figured out the basic ideas for the first three books, but I had other obligations. The ideas sat in my notebook for two years before I finally got to tell their stories in The Love I Want to Be In.


What is your typical writing day like?  Since I’m still teaching, I get up early, write between two-to-six pages before school, go to work, come home, nap, and then work on promo and editing and covers and such in the evenings. I am very strict with my daily goals, so I’m pretty productive even during the school year. I will say, though, I’m REALLY looking forward to summer vacation so I can write full-time!


What do you like to do besides write?  I love to do crafts I find on Pinterest, sew, shop for antiques, and go on road trips with my husband. We try to go a couple of new places every month.

Pick one word to describe yourself: busy!
Favorite animal: rhino
Favorite comfort food: hamburger
Spring, summer, autumn or winter? spring
Favorite book: Outlander
Favorite movie: The Mummy
If you weren’t a writer, what would you want to do? I’d be a librarian
Best vacation ever: The Grand Canyon with my husband and son about fifteen years ago. Most relaxing vacation ever.

Thanks for stopping in MJ!

Summer On Main Street is available for ONLY 99 cents at the following places!


Meet The Author – Liz Kelly


Today is the big release day of Summer On Main Street, a fabulous box set of six sizzling romances all set in small towns! In honor of this, I’m pleased to have one of the authors in the set, USA Today Bestselling author, Liz Kelly with me today! Liz is the author of Good Cop. Heroes of Henderson Book 1.

GoodCop_200pxGlad to have you here, Liz!  Tell us a little about yourself.

I asked my husband out on our first date, have walked on fire, and unintentionally given birth without drugs twice. But the bravest thing I’ve ever done is write explicit love scenes knowing full well my father and ex-boyfriends are going to be reading them. Yikes. The best advice I’ve been given is to write like everyone you know is dead. It helps!

As a psychology major, I graduated from Wake Forest University in North Carolina unaware that all the romantic stories I’d been making up since elementary school could actually be written down and shared. Who knew being a hopeless romantic could turn into a fun-filled career? My Heroes of Henderson series gives homage to both my hometown, Baltimore, Maryland, and my best friend’s hometown, Henderson, NC. (Besides, who can resist a Southern Gentleman?)

What is your favorite genre to write? How many genres do you write? I only write contemporary romance. It’s what I do.
What inspired your latest story? My critique partner said she wanted to see two of my secondary characters in a three-way. Really!

What is your typical writing day like? Typically I sit in the shade outside by the pool (in Naples, Florida – yes, I am spoiled,) and write from 11AM to 4PM give or take.

What do you like to do besides write? Get a massage, meet a girlfriend for lunch, sing in the car, go to the movies. (I used to sew, quilt, scrapbook, and collect dolls, (because I didn’t have a daughter and needed a defense against all that testosterone) but now all my creative efforts go into writing.

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Pick one word to describe yourself: Fun
Favorite animal: Dog
Favorite comfort food: Mac & Cheese
Spring, summer, autumn or winter? Summer
Favorite book: Shanna by Kathleen E.Woodiwiss
Favorite movie: Crazy, Stupid, Love
If you weren’t a writer, what would you want to do? Dance
Best vacation ever: Hawaii – on the island of Lanai – 4 Seasons – Amazing!

SUMMER ON MAIN STREET BOX SET FEATURES SIX AUTHORS AND SIX SMALL TOWN ROMANCES! It’s available for sale today for only 99 cents!! Pick up your copy at the following sites:


Meet The Author-Allie Boniface


Good Morning!

In celebration of our upcoming Summer On Main Street Box Set, I’m very pleased to have Allie Boniface on my blog today. Allie’s book The Promise of Paradise will be available in our box set AVAILABLE FOR SALE TOMORROW!


Welcome to my blog, Allie!  Tell us a little about yourself:

Well, I was born and raised in a tiny community in upstate New York, which probably explains my fascination with small town life. I currently live with my husband and our two furry feline children and teach high school English in the northern NYC suburbs.

I’m also lucky enough to be a USA Today best-selling author of sensual contemporary romance and have 3 series currently published (Hometown Heroes, Cocktail Cruises, One Night In…) I love stories set in small towns and am a firm believer in the power of love and the emotions that connect us all!

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When did you first start writing?
While I think I’ve always been writing in some fashion, even as a child, I started writing in earnest after 9/11. I realized that tomorrow is never guaranteed, and if you have a dream, you should pursue it now rather than later.

What is your favorite genre to write? How many genres do you write?
I do enjoy writing romance, because I love happy endings. I also dabble in Young Adult and have a story in the works that I’d love to publish someday.

What inspired your latest story?
Years ago, I read a newspaper article about a couple in England that had met, fallen in love, and married – only to find out after the wedding that they were actually brother and sister! They’d been given up for adoption at birth (they were twins) and raised by separate families. I was instantly fascinated and knew I wanted to write a story somehow based on that kind of conflict. Labyrinth of Love released in May 2015 and is based on that original, true-life story.

What is your typical writing day like?
Since I teach full-time, I mostly write in the evenings or on the weekends (or during summer vacation!). I spend about 75% of my “writing time” actually writing and 25% on marketing and other promotional efforts. It truly is like a second full-time job!

What do you like to do besides write?
I play the piano, read, travel, and go to the gym as often as I can. Exercise is good for the mind, body, soul, and creative process!

Pick one word to describe yourself: Driven
Favorite animal: Cat
Favorite comfort food: Chocolate
Spring, summer, autumn or winter? Spring
Favorite book: It by Stephen King (he’s one heck of a storyteller)
If you weren’t a writer, what would you want to do? I love teaching, so I’ll keep that job.
Best vacation ever: Traveling to Europe and hiking the Alps for 2 days with my sister.

Thanks so much for stopping in, Allie!

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Krista Faye has decided it’s time to put her dark past behind her and face her demons in her hometown.

Matt Burgess isn’t ready to have her back, especially when he finds out that they’re going to have more to do with each other than he cares for.

There’s someone, though, who wants Krista gone even more than Matt does, and the two must reluctantly work together to find out whom so Krista can make her dream come true. Along the way, Matt discovers a woman with passion, confidence and unyielding determination.

And Krista finds a man who is able to put aside everything he’s believed for fifteen years, to look beyond the scars the past left behind into a heart that is at last ready for love.


Where One Road Leads is a most enjoyable heartwarming story that hits all the right spots with me. I appreciate that, for the most part, Ms Hebert doesn’t make it easy on herself and her characters. This story is sometimes a bitter pill to swallow because it can be heartbreaking while at other moments it makes me sigh and go, “Awwww!” After all that is said and done, I can only say that this one leads me to a very nice place indeed.
~~Rated 88


“What the hell do you think you’re doing here?”

Looking madder than hell, Matt’s hands clenched into tight fists that were paper white against the navy blue of his uniform. In contrast his cheeks were florid. The other day he’d been annoyed. Now he was ready to exchange some words.

Krista forced herself to look away from him. She’d been waiting for this. Relieved the moment had finally arrived, she’d be damned if he’d get the satisfaction of knowing he rattled her.

“I’m setting up my office,” she replied dryly. Well, she didn’t intend to make it easy for him. Over the past years she’d found a talent for tucking away her nerves and showing a calm, cool façade.

“Don’t get cute with me, Krista,” he growled. He shut the door and stalked toward the desk.

Krista held on to her temper. “Cute is not in my vocabulary. This is my office. I’m running this youth center. Of course you know that, otherwise you wouldn’t be here, now would you?”

Matt paused in front of her. She didn’t glance at him, but kept him within her vision. She busied herself with opening an envelope, praying that her hands weren’t shaking.

He moved past her, pacing to the window, his step quick and agitated. “This isn’t right. If I’d known you were—”

“Which is why I didn’t come to you or your father with this.”

“This has to be illegal. There must be a way to get out of it.”

It seemed Matt talked more to himself than to her so she didn’t reply. Looking up from the papers on the desk, she took the opportunity to study him.

He didn’t resemble Jay at all. Jay had been tall and lanky, with dark shaggy hair and stunning blue eyes. He’d been a jeans and T-shirt kind of guy, the one who’d refused to go to senior prom because he wouldn’t wear a tux. He’d been wild and so full of life.

Matt’s energy was more bound up inside him. She could see it, bristling from him like it wanted to burst free but he wouldn’t let it. His fists were still in tight balls at his sides as he stared out the window. A good three inches shorter than Jay, Matt’s build was far more muscular and he filled out his uniform very well. If he’d been any other man, Krista would be attracted to him. Men in uniform hadn’t much been her thing. A man like Matt, though, could definitely persuade her otherwise.

Matt was the last man she wanted to be attracted to. They were little more than enemies. No, he thought of her as an enemy and worked on ways to eliminate her from his life.

“I’m afraid there’s nothing you can do,” Krista commented blandly. “The company leasing this building is quite legitimate, as is the lease we signed.” She finally looked directly into his eyes, setting the steel in her stare so he knew she wouldn’t back down. “You don’t have to like me, Matt, but what I’m doing here is good. Even you can’t deny that.”

Matt paused and glared at her, animosity hard in his hazel eyes. She didn’t shrink from the glare. She met it steadily, her chin up and with defiance.

“You think this is going to make everything better? That it’ll excuse what happened to my brother and Liz?”

Krista drew air deeply into her lungs and expelled it slowly.

“I can’t change the past. If I could, believe me, Matt, I would in a heartbeat. Maybe then I wouldn’t have spent two years of my life in prison and I’d have my best friend back and maybe Jay and I would be married and our—” She stopped abruptly. No, she didn’t want Matt to know about the baby she’d lost. “I don’t expect to become the hometown hero by opening this center, but if I could make things better, more enjoyable for other people, everyone wins. This is not about me or making everything in the past go away so I can feel good about myself. I’ll have to live with that night for the rest of my life, no matter what will come down the line.”

WHERE ONE ROAD LEADS is available on Amazon for 2.99! Grab your copy HERE!

WHERE ONE ROAD LEADS Now Available For Pre-Order!

“Where One Road Leads is a most enjoyable heartwarming story that hits all the right spots with me. I appreciate that, for the most part, Ms Hebert doesn’t make it easy on herself and her characters. This story is sometimes a bitter pill to swallow because it can be heartbreaking while at other moments it makes me sigh and go, “Awwww!” After all that is said and done, I can only say that this one leads me to a very nice place indeed.”
~~Rated 88 Mrs Giggles

I’m very pleased to announce that Where One Road Leads is available now for pre-order at Amazon! It will be re-released on June 10th, but you can put in your order early!

perf5.000x8.000.inddYou can go to pre-order at AMAZON!

New Book Covers!

I’ve been having fun with Paintshop. Some of my books were in desperate need of new covers.  So I’m happy to premier new covers for That Kind of Magic, Finally Home, and Light the Way Home.

I’m still waiting for the new covers to show up on Amazon, but I’m proud to show them off here!


Beautiful blonde girl in pink long dress on a background of nature



a silhouette of a woman reaching up to touch her cowboys hat.


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Come on over to Long And Short Reviews for their Spring Blog Fest! Lots of prizes to give away, lots of authors to meet and lots of books to check out!

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Just click on the link!  Good luck! Looking forward to hearing from you!


COVER REVEAL Summer On Main Street Box Set: Six Sizzling Small Town Romances


Title: Summer on Main Street: Six Sizzling Small Town Romances

Author: Crista McHugh, Liz Kelly, MJ Frederick, Allie Boniface, Rebecca J. Clark, and Cerian Hebert

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: June 23, 2015

TELL ME TRUE, a new novella from NYT Bestselling Author Crista McHugh

Welcome to Jackson Grove, Alabama, where some pre-wedding shenanigans provide the perfect opportunity to unite two victims of unrequited love, Hunter and Chelsea. Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps… or perhaps in this case, a skunk.

LEAD-OFF BRIDE, a new novel from USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca J. Clark (and Book 1 of the new series, Take Me Out to the Wedding)

Demoted to the minor leagues in Twin Rivers, Washington, to rehab a career-threatening injury, Jack McCauley doesn’t have time to focus on anything other than baseball because that’s all he knows, and all he is. So running into an old flame and learning he has a daughter he never knew about has Jack crying foul.

THE PROMISE OF PARADISE by USA Today Bestselling Author Allie Boniface. 

Take one rich girl from Boston who’s fleeing a family scandal, send her straight into the arms of a sexy local mechanic, and watch what happens when the two end up sharing a rental home for one hot summer. Bonus New Companion Novella exclusive to this set: AFTER PARADISE continues this story after its original ending. Find out what happens next to your favorite secondary characters!

GOOD COP by USA Today Bestselling Author Liz Kelly. 

When two best friends enlist a pony-tailed firecracker to help shake up their good cop/bad cop images, fireworks ignite. One steamy romance, plus a very funny bromance, equals lots of laughs and a helluva love triangle.

THE LOVE I WANT TO BE IN, a new novel in a new series from MJ Fredrick. 

Single mother Brioney Mayburn has learned about responsibility the hard way, working as a maid in the motel in the small beach town of Avalon Island, Texas and looking after her younger brother. Local jack-of-all-trades Blue Maddox has loved Brioney forever, but she won’t look past his surfer-boy persona to see the love he has to offer.

LIGHT THE WAY HOME by Cerian Hebert. 

Torn between the home she loves and the man she’s falling in love with, Hayden must decide which one she will leave behind.

Hayden Merrick has one thing in mind when she arrives in South Dakota. To meet her grandmother for the first time, then return to the life she loves on the Maine coast. She doesn’t expect to discover the truth behind her mother’s departure from South Dakota, find the father who abandoned her or a man who could prove to be the love of her life.

As soon as Ben Winslow meets Hayden, he believes she could be the woman he’s always hoped for. First he has to convince her she could love the prairie as much as the ocean.

Crista McHugh is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING author of fantasy and romance with heroines who are smart, sexy, and anything but ordinary.

She currently lives in the Tesla-filled suburbs of Seattle with her husband and two children, maintaining her alter ego of mild-mannered physician by day while she continues to pursue writing on nights and weekends.

To be the first to know about her latest releases or to be entered into exclusive contests, please sign up for her newsletter using the contact form on her webpage, http://www.cristamchugh.com.

Rebecca J. Clark is a USA Today best-selling author of steamy and sweet contemporary romances. She is the author of the Red Stilettos and upcoming Take Me Out to the Wedding series. When she’s not writing, you can find her at her local gym where she works as a personal trainer & teaches cardio classes, Fitball, yoga & Pilates. All this exercise allows her to eat her favorite comfort food—Cheetos—guilt free. Visit her online at her website, Facebook, Twitter, or sign up for her newsletter to receive book release updates, healthy recipes, fitness tips and read her serialized soap opera for subscribers only.

Liz Kelly is the USA Today best-selling author of the Heroes of Henderson series. Growing up every summer in a place where dancing and romancing are literally part of its theme song, she can’t help but be a romantic at heart. A graduate of Wake Forest University, where she met her handsome golf-addicted husband, (who is now sporting dark glasses everywhere he goes) Liz is a mother of two sons (also sporting dark glasses) and a miniature Labradoodle named Isabelle. They split their time between The Windy City of Chicago and the Fountain of Youth, a.k.a. Naples, FL where dancing and romancing continues on ad infinitum. Visit her website for an overview of her books, book club menu plans, and lots of delicious cocktail suggestions.

MJ Fredrick knows about chasing dreams. Twelve years after she completed her first novel, she signed her first publishing contract. Now she divides her days between teaching elementary music, and diving into her own writing.


She’s a four-time Golden Heart Award finalist and a two-time Epic Award winner. She is the author of the Minnesota-set Welcome to Bluestone series and the Texas-set Lost in a Boom Town series, and loves to write about the interplay between people in a small town. You can find her online at her website, Facebook, Twitter or sign up for her newsletter for new release/sneak peeks!


Allie is a high school English teacher by day and a USA Today best-selling contemporary romance author by night. She is the author of the Hometown Heroes and Cocktail Cruise series and loves the magic and complexity of small-town stories. Visit her online at her website, Facebook page, Twitter account, or sign up for her newsletter to receive occasional updates and sneak peeks at her latest books!

Cerian Hebert, a multi-published author of small town romances like Sweet and Wild, Finally Home, and No Going Back, knew she wanted to write since she was twelve. From mucking stalls for top riding stables in New York to booking cruises in Maine, she’s kept on filing notebooks in pursuit of her dreams of being an author. Whether the stories are set in New England, South Dakota or Texas, Cerian keeps the romances in small towns with realistic characters all in search of romance. Currently she lives in southwestern New Hampshire with her husband, children, dog, cat, and three geckos. Visit her at her webpage or Facebook page to get sneak peeks into upcoming projects.



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Welcome Andrea Simonne! She’ll be talking about her latest book Year of Living Blonde. Please feel free to say hello. Andrea is also holding a contest for a lucky commenter!




A funny and sizzling romp about discovering your inner pin-up girl…

Plain-Jane bakery owner Natalie Anderson has always followed the recipe for a safe life. When her husband dumps her for a seductive older woman, it’s time to throw out that recipe and start from scratch. She cooks up a plan to transform herself from mousy brown to sexy blonde. Meanwhile, she’s trying to expand her Seattle bakery, La Dolce Vita, but runs into an obstacle in the form of her irritatingly handsome landlord.

Astronomer Anthony Novello’s good looks and charm usually guarantees him a free pass with women, though that’s not the case with his new tenant, Natalie. Plain, plump, and persnickety—he’s never met a woman more annoying. But when Anthony returns from a telescope observing run, he makes a discovery of the non-celestial kind. Natalie has changed. He’s amazed to find himself attracted to her. Sparks fly as he tries to convince her there’s more to him than meets the eye.

However, when Natalie’s ex-husband decides to win her back, she’s forced to choose. Is her year of living blonde over? Or is this the start of a new and much sweeter life….



Natalie glances at the clock. It’s almost ten. Kind of late for visitors. Pausing the television, she goes over and peeks cautiously through the front window.

A bolt of lightning streaks through her.

Anthony is standing on her front porch. He’s wearing his motorcycle jacket and holding his black helmet at his side. The big bad wolf at her door.

What’s he doing here?

She glances at herself in the hall mirror. No makeup and her hair a mess. Great.

He rings the bell again and she marches over, ready to take the offensive. Ready to tell him to go away. But when Natalie yanks open the door and sees the expression on his face, she hesitates.

“What’s wrong?” she asks finally.

He takes his time with his reply. “I needed to see you tonight.”

“Did something happen?”

“It’s a long story.” He smiles, but there isn’t much humor in it.

She’s never seen Anthony like this before. He never looks anything less than perfect, but there’s strain on his face and around his eyes, and she suspects this is the real man

He takes a step toward her, lowering his voice. “Let me in, Natalie.”

Standing broad-shouldered and solemn in her doorway, he’s an imposing figure, but she isn’t afraid. Despite the fiasco with the bakery, she realizes she still trusts him.

Without a word, she steps out of the way to let him come inside.

The door closes and she walks back into the living room. There’s a sound and she sees that Anthony has dropped his motorcycle helmet on a chair.

“This is a bad idea,” Natalie tells him. “I don’t know why you came here. I shouldn’t even be talking to you.”

“I think you know exactly why I’m here.” His voice is low as it vibrates through the room.

There’s an erotic thrill at his words. “How can I be with you after what happened?”

“Because this isn’t about any of that.” For a moment, his eyes darken with regret, but then turn heated. “Whatever happens next is between you and me.”

Natalie shakes her head, but Anthony moves closer until he’s in right in front of her. She feels his hand on her cheek as the other cradles her head, gently holding her still. “Don’t,” he says, his tone imploring. “Don’t say no. Tell me to stay.”




Andrea Simonne grew up as an army brat and discovered she had a talent for creating personas at each new school. The most memorable was a surfer chick named “Ace” who never touched a surf board in her life, but had an impressive collection of puka shell necklaces. Eventually she turned her imagination towards writing. Andrea still enjoys creating personas, though these days they occupy her books. She currently makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two sons.

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