Friday, November 15, 2013


Hi there! It's been a while since I posted last, but here I am. This will be my final post here, but I'm not getting rid of this blog. There are loads of interesting stories in the blog archive. Feel free to wander through them and see how I went from an aspiring author to a writer with several books under her belt and many projects in the works for the next few years.
I've had my website redone and I've created a new "pub" for readers to visit for updates of my writing life. One of my favorite characters (of my own), Meggie MacDougall, does all the talking in the pub. Come on over and hang out! And while you're there, have a peek at the rest of the new website. I look forward to your visit!

Friday, September 20, 2013

 It's time for us to celebrate again because...
I have ANOTHER contract! Whooohoooo!

This is for BROKEN ROAD, another contemporary romance novella from Decadent Publishing. It is set in my beloved fictional village of Glenhalish in the Highlands of Scotland. The heroine is Cat, the best friend of Meggie MacDougall. Readers who have read my Honor Guard stories will be familiar with the hero, Ian MacKenzie. I hadn't planned on the two of them getting together, but they made it clear to me that I had to follow their story instead of my own!

Here's the unofficial blurb:

Catriona MacGregor has been in the wee village of Glenhalish, Scotland since she turned eight. She leads a quiet life, working in the local school and spending time with close friends. She’s content to sit back and be an observer of the life around her. Until a recently deceased family friend leaves her a flat in Edinburgh and challenges her to spread her wings.

With his work as an international bodyguard, Ian MacKenzie has no time for a serious, committed relationship. But when he comes home to Glenhalish for a visit and to clear his mind, he is drawn to the down-to-earth lass. 

As they begin to spend more time together and embark on a friends-with-benefits arrangement, Cat soon discovers exactly what she wants for herself and it involves all of Ian- body, mind and soul. Ian admits to a comfort with her he’s never experienced before, but truthfully it frightens him. He’s not ready for the intensity they share.
Can this Highland lassie steer her lad back onto the right path to a love that will last a lifetime?
This is my FIFTH book contract this year! I'm feeling kinda generous, so if you leave me a comment today or through the weekend, I'll draw a couple of winners on Monday for some UK swag.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Have A Peek!

Celebrate with me, folks! Here is the cover of my very first FULL-LENGTH romantic suspense book! It will be coming to you in a few months from Fated Desires Publishing.


Well? What do you think? Leave me a comment and you'll be in the running for a swag prize from me! The contest runs through the weekend, with the winner(s) chosen and announced on Monday.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Wanna Help?

Okay, folks! I need a hand! I've got TWO series coming up that need a title. I've got titles for the individual books, but I'd like each series to also have a cool title too. So, here's what I've got so far:

Series 1: This is a trilogy of soccer stories. The titles have soccer terms in them. They are not related to professional soccer players, but have people that are involved or are fans of the game.

Series 2: This is a set of stories that revolve around a bounty hunting agency. There are 5 siblings, with the last name Owen, and each person will be getting his or her own story.

If you have any ideas, leave them in the comment section. If you have questions that I can answer, leave those in the comment section too and I'll add that information in the comments or on here in bold.

If I use your suggestion or your suggestion leads me to coming up with my own, you will win a prize!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

SOLD Again!!!!!

Last week turned out to be a GREAT week for me! Why? Because Friday I received ANOTHER contract for another full-length romantic suspense story! DANCE AWAY, DANGER will be coming to you through Fated Desires Publishing! Here's the unofficial blurb for the book:

Dance Away, Danger
Book 1 in the Hanover Haven Series
Coming Soon!

Sensible dance instructor Jessa Gage likes her life organized, risk-free and on her own terms. But she’s thrown out of her comfort zone when her cop brother goes missing, his crooked partner tries to kill her, and a handsome stranger claims he’s come to protect her. With more dance and business sense than survival skills and no idea who to trust, Jessa has no choice but to rely on this man who’d rather be anywhere but by her side. 

When carefree carpenter Matt Rylan gets a late night call from an Army buddy who once saved his life, he finds himself where he never again wanted to be, responsible for someone else. Honor demands Matt cooperate, but he never expects his simple babysitting job to test the limits of his self-control. Nor does he expect it to explode into a race against time for his very freedom. 

As Jessa and Matt get closer to the truth, and to each other, Jessa learns to step outside the safety of her world to help set the wheels of justice in motion. For Matt, supporting this courageous woman suddenly becomes everything to him. But his biggest challenge remains sharing his closed-off heart with her and convincing her to trust him before the danger silences them both forever.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Celebrate with me! Today I signed my 3rd contract for the year with Decadent Publishing! I'm so excited I'll finally be able to share this story with you! Have a peek below at the unofficial blurb and then visit the Cuan MacDougall Pub for more details about the contract and why this book is special!
Liar, Liar
Unable to protect her mother from her father as a child, Devin McQueen has made it her mission as an adult to protect as many abused women and children as she can.  The rare moments she’s not consumed with work as a victims' advocate, she involves herself with safe, predictable accountant- type men.   

Everything is as good as it can be…until she meets bounty hunter Grady Cooper.  He is big, bold and brash, and has no problem speaking his mind.  

            Growing up in a broken home, Grady realizes early on that every good deed has a price.  To survive with as few scars as possible, he learns to weigh every decision by what he can gain.  But the successful, solitary life he’s worked so hard to create spins out of control when demons from his past shake his confidence and Devin rocks all parts of his world.  His boss gives him one last chance- bring in Devin's latest client quickly and quietly and maybe he'll still have a job.

           Suddenly, Grady must make the ultimate decision: follow his career or follow his heart?

Monday, July 29, 2013


Folks, we're back for the last few stops on my blog tour for one of my favorite of my books, Carry Me Home! I've put the dates and places I'll be "guesting" in case you want to drop by.
18th: Melissa Mackinnon