I can’t believe it’s the middle of October already. The time is zipping by! I’ve been taking a bit of a break, actually, after 18 months of crazy schedule, and it’s been blissful. But now I’m back to work and I have NEWS.

First of all – edits for SUMMER ON LOVERS’ ISLAND (Jewell Cove #3) arrived on Tuesday and I’m excited to dive into them! My editor really liked the book, and her suggestions are always phenomenal and so insightful, so I was actually pretty stoked when the courier drove in Tuesday afternoon! The release date for this one is May 5, 2015.

I also have a few contracts to announce. First of all, a really fun project I’m doing with 2 other amazing authors! Jenna Bayley-Burke, Sarah M Anderson and I are writing a novella trilogy for Samhain Publishing that we hope will be out next summer. It has cowboys. And a fun, sexy twist that was inspired by a hysterical conversation in San Antonio at the RWA conference last summer. The title of mine is NOTHING LIKE A COWBOY.

Then I have two more books to write for Harlequin American that will take place in the same basic setting as my upcoming Crooked Valley Ranch trilogy – the fictional town of Gibson, MT. I’m excited about those, too. I did up the proposal for the first book and had so much fun I didn’t want to stop!

But before all of that, I have new books releasing. The next Jewell Cove book is out on the 28th, and I’m going crazy waiting. Probably because I love love love this story. My editor worked really hard on this one, and when I got the final version and re-read it, I fell in love with it all over again. I love Rick and Jess! And I’m hoping readers will too.

And that’s it for me today – it’s grocery day and I have the glam job of putting some food in the cupboards and picking up new kitty litter and cat food. Have a wonderful rest of the week!

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ChristmasSeashellCottageToday is release day for Christmas at Seashell Cottage!

I’m really excited about it. I’ve loved writing my Jewell Cove stories, but there’s something extra-special about writing a small, close-knit town at Christmas that just tugs the heartstrings. This is Charlene and Dave’s story – Charlie is one of the doctor’s at the Jewell Cove Medical Clinic, and Dave is new to town, working on the docks. Add in a nativity scene at the church, a tree lighting ceremony and the annual Evergreen Festival, and it’s not hard to get caught up in the spirit of the holiday!

And then there’s the baby.

The one that’s left in the nativity manger, all alone. Who is his mother, and why was he abandoned?

Christmas at Seashell Cottage is a digital-only release, and slightly shorter than my other Jewell Cove books (priced accordingly, too – it’s under $5!).

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It’s Christmas in Jewell Cove…

And local doctor Charlie Yang finds her quiet, steady life disrupted by both an abandoned baby in the nativity manger, and a real-life mystery man. Sure, she’s always wanted a family of her own, but she didn’t imagine it coming from a baby that wasn’t hers and a man who was more interested in living day by day than making long-term plans.

Ex-SEAL Dave Ricker hadn’t planned on making Jewell Cove his forever home, but the talented and tender-hearted Charlie has him reconsidering his position on settling down. Can a beautiful woman, adorable baby and a small-town full of holiday spirit change his mind for good?

Fall in love with Donna Alward’s holiday romance, Christmas at Seashell Cottage, exclusively in e-book.

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