Secret Need RELEASE DAY!

The time has finally come. Secret Need is now available on Amazon!

See why readers are saying, “Secret Need is an amazing read.” and “…once I started I struggled to put it down. ”

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Two Books, Two Bucks! TODAY ONLY!

Secret Need, the second of The Harper Sisters series, is coming out tomorrow – August 22nd! Be sure to get your copy at the special pre-order price of 99¢! You can order it here: Secret Need

Haven’t read the first book? Well, you’re in luck! Secret Hunger is on Kindle Countdown until August 23rd – also only 99¢! You can get it here: Secret Hunger

There you have it. Two great books for two bucks!

Secret Need Pre-Release Contest

As many of you know, Secret Need’s official release date is August 22nd.

However, I went to the New England Author Expo last Wednesday and wanted to have some books available for the event. I decided to have a limited, pre-release edition printed up. There are only 15 copies of this special run and I’m happy to say quite a few of them sold, however I have a few left.

That’s good news for you, my dear readers. I am now hosting a Secret Need Pre-Release contest on my newsletter and YOU could win a copy of this rare edition.

Interested? Entering is easy and free! Simply sign up to my newsletter and you are entered into the drawing once.

Want to stack the odds in your favor? Share this >Facebook post< and you’ll be entered into the drawing twice!

If all those shares are successful and my newsletter subscribers reach 100, then I will give away TWO pre-release copies of Secret Need! So, it pays to tell your friends and share the news. (Full disclosure: I currently have 88 subscribers. Hopefully it’s not too difficult a goal.)

That’s it. Pretty easy, right? I will determine a winner on Tuesday, August 8th at 10 a.m. ET. Contest is only open to US residents. (Sorry! International postage costs are prohibitive.) Good luck!

Secret Hunger Goodreads Giveaway!

Today is the first day of my Goodreads giveaway! Two lucky winners will receive a signed copy of Secret Hunger.

Click the link to enter. Good luck!

Secret Need Excerpt

Hey all,

The closer we get to Secret Need‘s release date, the more excited I get! It’s also getting harder not to share Liz’s story with you. So, as a compromise to myself, I’ve decided to share a little excerpt of Secret Need with you.

I hope it whets your appetite. Remember, Secret Need release date is August 22nd. You can get it at a special pre-order price of .99cents until August 21st.

Liz popped the final spark plug into place and stood to stretch the kinks out of her back and neck. She was surprised to find it was only a little after nine at night and was happy this was the last car of the day. A hot shower and a cold beer were calling her name.

As she went around and flipped the lights off in the shop, she stopped to take another look at the vehicle that had been dropped off earlier. Knowing she’d want to check it out first thing in the morning, Paul had parked it in the empty bay before leaving for the day. As she looked at it, she realized the dash would need to be completely dismantled in order to figure out what the problem was.

A problem for tomorrow, Liz reminded herself as she turned the music off. Even though Jimmy had locked up when he left for the day, she double-checked the front door before slipping out the back and heading up the stairs to her apartment.

Half an hour later, she stepped out of the bathroom, happy to be in her pajama pants and a tank top. She’d been listening to her stomach rumble for the last hour and knew she needed to find something to eat before indulging in the beer she pulled from the fridge. Deciding to let the food come to her, Liz went to order pizza when she realized she’d left her phone down in the garage.

Irritated, she stuffed her feet into slippers and pulled a cardigan around her shoulders before heading back downstairs. It might be summer, but the nights could still get chilly up in Maine.

She was halfway across the garage when she heard muffled voices approaching the door. What the hell? Did Paul come back to get started on that car? The old man worked harder than she did. She turned and was just about to call out when she spotted two strange men carrying a car jack and a large, red toolbox.


Liz’s heart jumped into her throat as she instantly dropped to the ground behind a car. Anger and panic warred in her chest. Had they seen her? Part of her wanted to flee; the other part wanted to confront whoever was in her garage. Before she could decide on a course of action, her attention tuned into what was being said.

“Peck! What did I tell you?! Did I not just say she lives upstairs? You gotta be fucking quiet!”

“Geez, Jonesy. You just get back into town and you’re already on my case? The toolbox is heavy. Next time you carry it.”

“Man up, will you? Damn crybaby. He’s going to be here any moment. If you wake her up and we’re discovered, both our heads are going to be on spikes.”

Liz froze in the shadows, unsure of what to do. She couldn’t call the cops until she got her phone, which was clear across the bay on the workbench. Deciding it would be better to get help some other way, she kept to the perimeter of the garage and began to circle back towards the door. She almost reached the exit when steely fingers grabbed the back of her neck.

Some deep, primal switch flipped in Liz. She clawed up at him, trying to wrench out of his grasp, but the man was too strong. Instead, he dragged her in towards the center of the room, out of the shadows and into the light.

“You idiots were supposed to be quiet.” At that last word, he tossed Liz to the ground in a heap. Instantly, she was back on her feet and vaulting towards the backdoor. Her slippers threatened to slide out from under her but she willed herself to go faster. The men shouted, their heavy boots pounding the concrete behind her.

Almost there! Her palm slammed against the door. Cool night air greeted her just before a pair of strong arms grabbed her shoulders and hauled her back into the shop. “NO!”

Liz struggled with everything she had. Desperate and trying to twist out of the man’s grasp, she screamed. Her assailant was too strong. He lifted her up and slammed her back down to the floor, knocking the breath out of her.

Shock ran through her as she came face-to-face with the man straddling her. Not even the polish and brass of his police uniform could hide the cruelty in the depths of his sneer.

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Secret Need Cover Reveal

Voila! The Secret Need cover! What do you think? Isn’t it purrrrty? Chrissy at Damonza did such an amazing job!

Liz may be forced to entrust her life to Alex, but can she trust him with her heart?

Liz Harper is a woman in control of her life. As the owner and mechanic of the best garage in town, she is strong, confident, and in demand. It’s a far cry from her high school days spent as the social outcast. Then she runs into the boy who harassed her as a kid, only now he’s the good-looking man who is showing interest in her. Despite the attraction, she’s determined to keep her distance.

When Alex Weston returns to Bath, Maine to care for his ailing father, the place feels exactly the same. Everything except the awkward girl he used to tease. Liz Harper is all grown up and her transformation is the most intriguing thing about this place. If only he could convince her to give him the time of day.

Then fate throws them together and they discover big secrets lurk in the shadows of this small town. Caught up in a world of drugs and murder, and accused of crimes they did not commit, they’re now on the run. They must learn to rely on each other if they’re going to survive.

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Secret Need Cover Tease

Squee! I get to show you this cover in just a few days, and I love it so much. Here is a sneak peek:

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Secret Need Pre-Orders are available on Amazon at a special low price of .99 cents. CLICK HERE to take advantage of this opportunity before August 22nd!

My interview for Katie Li’s blog series, Writers on Writing

Katie Li is the the author of Somewhere in Between.  I had the pleasure of meeting her at the New England Author Expo a couple of years back and have kept in touch ever since. At the time, we had both recently released our debut novels and it was fun to share our experiences and impressions of being able to publish our first books.

She also produces an e-zine called “The Beautiful Worst.” It is a bi-weekly newsletter that focuses on authors, writing, as well as all sorts of “strange, beautiful sundries” from around the internet. The next issue, being released March 28th, will feature an excerpt from Secret Hunger. Be sure to subscribe and check it out!

In the meantime, you can read her interview of me on her blog series: Writers on Writing.

Happy Halloween!


Hope everybody has a safe and happy Halloween! I did something very scary today. I sent my Secret Need beta draft off to the beta readers.

I always get super nervous when I share my writing project for the first time. It’s easy to obsess endlessly over every single word, turn of phrase, and scene.

However, I know that If I let my fear get the best of me I’d never publish anything! As it is, I’ve probably allowed myself to spin my wheels for too long on this project. I can only hope the added time and effort will make for a better book.

Luckily, tomorrow is November 1st and marks the first day of NaNoWriMo. I won’t have long to bite my nails and worry about Secret Need before turning my attention to the next project.

How about you? What aspects of writing scare you?