Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Cover Reveal!

I just received the cover for my next book and here it is!

From the back:

She swore to resist temptation! 

Journeying to Dunborough to learn the truth about her sister's murder, novice Celeste D'Orleau dons a nun's habit for safety. But seeing her childhood hero Gerrard of Dunborough makes her dream of pleasures that will be forbidden once she takes her final vows. 

Gerrard wrestles with his desire for the innocent beauty. After striving to redeem his wicked reputation, he won't seduce a nun. Yet as Celeste's mission draws them closer together, it soon becomes clear their passion is stronger than any vow! 

Want to read an excerpt?

Want to pre-order from Amazon?

Go here for print (out December 15, 2015) from Amazon.

Go here for Kindle (out January 1, 2016).

SCOUNDREL OF DUNBOROUGH will also be available from Harlequin and in other digital formats.

SCOUNDREL OF DUNBOROUGH is the final book in The Knights' Prizes trilogy.  The others are CASTLE OF THE WOLF and BRIDE FOR A KNIGHT.  But I always write each book to stand alone, so if you haven't read the first two, you shouldn't feel lost.

And if you want a little extra, check out my free novella, Kind Eyes and A Lion's Heart, on my website, featuring two secondary characters from BRIDE FOR A KNIGHT and SCOUNDREL OF DUNBOROUGH.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Cozy Shawl for Cozy Sunday Sweepstakes

Harlequin Love Inspired has teamed up with Lion Brand Yarn for a contest!  It's easy to enter -- you make something with Lion Brand Yarn and post a picture of it to be eligible for $100 gift card from Walmart.  You can also post a picture of a Love Inspired cover.  More info and complete rules are here.  The contest closes at the end of September.  Think you don't have time for a project?  You do!

This is a very cozy shawl I made over the course of three evenings while watching TV.  It's soft, it's warm and it's large enough to double as a narrow afghan.  It took 3 balls of "Granite Strips" Homespun Quick and Thick yarn, plus part of a plain ball of Homespun Thick and Quick for the fringe, as I wanted it to be only the cream color.  

I used a 9MM crochet hook (I gather that's about a 13 in the US) and chained 45, then used double crochet stitches (chaining two, then missing first stitch at the end of the row when turning) until I had it as long as I wanted, approximately 64 inches, not counting fringe.  The fringe is 6 inches long, and the width of the shawl was about 23 inches. 

This would be perfect for keeping you warm while reading outside on a cool day, or cuddling up inside on a cold one.