My big news this week is that I have a new book out. Always a Bridesmaid is a sexy, fun romantic comedy from Entangled Indulgence.

Love can be a volcano…

After two failed relationships and six stints as a bridesmaid, Stephanie Ludlow is convinced she’s man-poison. So when her hormones point due south to her sexy new landlord, she throws up every guard in her arsenal to protect herself from heartbreak. Problem is, her cache is sadly lacking.

When Mike Brubaker’s wife left him, he focused all his energy on raising his nine-year-old son and providing a stable home. Relationships are a complication he can’t afford–until Stephanie walks into his life. She’s intelligent, irresistible, and driven, and he can’t take his mind off her, no matter how hard he tries.

Will interfering friends, an over-protective dad, and past mistakes keep them apart, or will they fight for the happiness that each deserves?

Check it out here, read the first chapter for free and grab your copy now.


If you’re looking for a high-paying market for your crime and mystery short stories, check out Criminal Element. This epublisher accepts all sub-genres of mystery and crime stories, 6,000 to 15,000 words and pays a $1,000 advance against a 25% royalty. Send the complete story and a cover letter that tells about you and your writing credits to See all the guidelines here.


Puglacious Press is a new small press devoted to young adult and middle grade novels. Puglacious publishes hardcover and paperback editions of books and pays an advance agaisnt royalties. Editors Joyce Shor Johnson and Jennifer Carson are looking for historical fiction, fantasy and high adventure stories. They’re open to dystopian stories if the stories have a fantastical element. Find their submission guidelines here.


Midlife Collage hosts a weekly writing contest for “short stories about experiences in mid-life.” There’s no fee to enter and weekly winners get $50. You must be at least 40 years old to enter. Stories — which are really vignettes — should be between 250 and 400 words. For all the details go here.


The Woman Who Loved Jesse James got a terrific review this week from A Girl and Her Kindle. Reviewer Amy Brantley says. “This is by far one of the best pieces of historical fiction I have ever read.” Wow! Made my week. You can read the entire review here.


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