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Murder by Dummies has had a red-letter week!  We announced earlier in the week that it had won the Gorgeous Gals category of the Affaire de Coeur Cover Art Contest, and today it is on the Bestsellers list at Totally Bound.  It just doesn’t get any better than that!!!  Oh, did I forget to also mention you can get your “early download” copy TODAY? Yes, you can.  So follow this link to the Totally Bound website, where you can order your copy and download it right away.  This is almost a full month ahead of the general release date on other sites!!!  Go…go fast…before they’re all gone!            (just kidding)


And if you are interested in reading an excerpt before you buy, go to today’s blog and check it out.  Hugs!


Love ya,



WOO HOO! Big News!

Murder by Dummies took first place in the Gorgeous Gals category of the Affaire de Coeur contest yesterday…thanks to all my peeps who voted it over the top!  You are all Rock Stars!

And on top of that…yes, there is more!

Murder by Dummies is in the number three spot on the top 10 Most Popular books in the Totally Bound bookstore.

And it gets even better…yes, there’s more!

It is sharing that list with Point Blank by Cheyenne McCray.  Holy cow, Batman, the BMGs are rockin’ that list!

Click on the pics below to get your copies of these fabulous books today!

Murder by Dummies available for Pre-Order!

Click Here To Order Your Copy TODAY!


If you would like to read an excerpt before ordering, click on over to Happily Ever After Thoughts and check out the snippet I have posted.

Click Here To Read Excerpt.



And don’t forget to cast your vote for Murder by Dummies in the Affaire de Coeur cover art contest. You can vote once each day between now and July 15th.

Click Here To Vote

 Thank you very much for your support!!!

You’re the best!

Love ya,


New Release!

Just making sure everyone knows my new release in The Marilyn Club Series — Murder for by Dummies will be out in July.  You will be able to place a pre-order at the publisher’s site on July 4th, 2017, with the early download date set for July 18, 2017.  As soon as I have a buy link available, I will shout it from the rooftops.  Stay tuned for more information on how you can get your copy!

Woo Hoo!!! It’s Release Day.

front-cover-only-med-resTODAY is release day for the new Butterscotch Martini Shots box set. You’ll get 4 stories from the BMG’s–Jennifer Ashley, Calista Fox, Kayce Lassiter, and Tia Dani–at an amazing price of $.99. Be sure to go get your Ecopy today!

And if you don’t already have Volume 1, you will want to order both so you don’t miss anything from the Butterscotch Martini Girls!

And here are some story blurbs just to whet your appetite.

Jennifer Ashley
BodyGuard (Shifters Unbound Series)
Elizabeth Chapman is saved from an armed robber by a giant Kodiak bear who shifts into a large, well-muscled, and fully naked human male. Ronan, the Bear Shifter, takes her to Shiftertown for safety, where Elizabeth learns that the mateless Ronan, alone in the world, takes care of Shifters who have also been left on their own. Now, Ronan will only let Elizabeth leave the confines of Shiftertown if he becomes her 24/7 bodyguard.

Calista Fox
Rise of the Damned (Forever Mine Series) – By Calista Fox For centuries, Kage Deville has sworn to protect the mortal soul of Taelyn Abrams—even though it means watching her die. He’s a demon fighting to keep two worlds from clashing and she’s a human slayer summoned to life when the threat to the mortals becomes too great. But something has gone wrong with the resurrection and unless Taelyn’s memory of her true mission returns, a world will be doomed and she will be forever lost to Kage…

Kayce Lassiter
Witch‘s Pass (SpellMaker Series) – By Kayce Lassiter Witch princess, Quayk SpellMaker, is in a battle of wills with her father over an “arranged” marriage to a man she hates. Does she settle for a loveless marriage? Or risk being without a mate and alone forever? Gargoyle shifter, Alex McCall, is assigned to guard Quayk and make sure she marries. But the more time he spends ensuring Quayk marries another, the more he is drawn to the beautiful, quirky witch.

Tia Dani
Next To Die – By Tia Dani Amanda Jackson relocates to Arizona with her new husband. Despite warnings from a girlfriend, she can’t believe an obsessed psychopath is after her. Until she sees her name and the words…next to die. To appease his sister, bodyguard Rick DeLuca reluctantly agrees to keep an eye on Amanda. The dangerous mess he uncovers reveals an ugly truth. Her perfect husband isn’t who he pretends to be.

Just $.99 for a limited time!

Blabs and Free Books!

Book Blab LogoHey gang, I’ve been terribly remiss both in posting my blogs and in keeping you abreast of our Butterscotch Martini Girl Blabs.  So here is a link to last week’s blab about Things an Introvert Won’t Tell You.

Click Here To View Last Week’s BMG Blab

If you view the blab…and be sure to stay until the end…you will find out how to win a free eCopy of Midnight on The Double-B and a free eCopy of Katie’s Rock.  So go check out the blab and then come back here and post the answer to the question I have posed in the blab.

That’s my story, alcoholic and apologetic (NOT), and I’m stickin’ to it.  Hang on tight now, ‘cuz we’re gonna go real, real fast!

Love Ya,


My BMG_small JPGHey gang, lots going on this week with my girls, The Butterscotch Martini Girls.  So pop on over to the blog I posted at the Happily Ever After Thoughts site and check it out.  There is also a great opportunity to win a free eCopy of one of my books…your choice.  So follow this link and find out how you can win today.

Love ya,




Well, it seems that when you write for a living, every day has some new distraction.  Today’s distraction at my house is a 90 pound hound who has wandered in from a neighbor’s house.

She clearly has puppies and needs to get back to them, but we are waiting for someone to come home and unlock the gate.  Unfortunately, I don’t think she used the gate when she came to visit.

My dog, Skay, and the rat-killing duck, Tubby, freak out every time they see her.  Skay won’t stop barking at her and Tubby paces the pen quacking.  Probably a good thing the poor interloper doesn’t speak duck or her feelings might be very hurt.

And the even more unfortunate thing is that she really wants to sit in my lap while I work.  Ain’t happenin’!  That is why she has that forlorn look–she is really workin’ it!

kayce lassiter, chicklit in cowgirl boots
Kayce Lassiter


That’s Thursday’s story, doggy and distracting, and I’m stickin’ to it.  Hang on real tight now, ‘cuz we’re gonna go real, real fast!

Love ya,


If you were identified on the WINNERS CIRCLE list as a winner in last weekend’s Blog Heist, you should already have been contacted regarding your prize.  If you have not yet been contacted, please email your name and email address to  We are having trouble finding some of the winners and want to make sure everyone gets their prize.

Thank you.

Katie’s Rock – Cover reveal and an excerpt.

Katie’s Rock is now available at

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Jake nodded and reached to brush a stray lock of hair back from my face.  We sat for a few minutes, quietly gazing into each other’s eyes.  Neither of us seemed willing to break the spell.  Finally, he broke it.  “Well, this was fun.  I had a great time.”  With a wink, he added, “If you’ll invite me back again soon, I promise not to drop any hamburgers next time.”

Soon?  How about…like now!  I almost laughed out loud when I heard granny’s voice in my head say, “this man makes me happier than a tick on a fat dog.”

Covering my mouth, I coughed to stave off laughter and said, “Yeah, I had a good time, too.  And I think I can speak for everyone, including the dog, when I say you and Tyler can come back any time.  Thanks for bringing dinner and being so great with the boys.”

Jake pulled me close and nuzzled my ear.  “You’re an incredible woman and if I’d come alone, you’d have a tough time getting rid of me tonight.”

Holy freaking cow!  My nether-parts were absolutely twitching with joy.  Calm down, girls, the man said ‘if’.

As I looked up at him, pulling back hard on my mental reins, he took a deep breath and smiled gently as he added, “But I didn’t come alone and I’d best go while I still can.”

I smiled and nodded.

Yep, because if you wait any longer than a minute and a half, I’m liable to throw and hog tie you on the living room floor.

For the space of a few seconds, my brain was high centered on the hog tying concept and I totally spaced out that Jake was speaking to me.  When he snapped his fingers in front of my face, I lurched awkwardly back to the present.  “Huh?  Did you say something?”

His eyebrows rose halfway to his hairline as he nodded.   “Yes.  I asked if you would like me to carry Dustin to bed for you.”

“Oh, yeah.  That would be great.  Thanks.  He’s getting so heavy these days that I’d probably be tempted to just put a pillow under his head and leave him here for the night.”

Jake scooped Dustin up and followed me down the hall where we put him to bed and tucked him in.  Then we returned to the living room where Jake gathered up Tyler and headed for the door.  As I let them out, he leaned over and touched his soft lips to mine, gently tasting my tongue with his as he gave me a quick kiss .  “Are you working tomorrow night?”

I shook my head.  “No.  I’m filling in for the day bartender a couple of hours in the afternoon while she takes her kid to the doctor.”

“Then I’ll call you tomorrow night.  What time do you get home?”

My heart soared at knowing I’d see him again.  “About six thirty.”

He winked and walked down the sidewalk with Tyler in his arms.  I watched him put Tyler in the truck and waved as they backed out of the driveway, surprised to find a sense of loss washing through me.  I hadn’t felt that way since Mark walked out on me and it scared me a bit to realize how fast I was falling for this man.  An old quote from Gilda Radner buzzed in my brain as goose bumps skittered up my arms.  “Dreams are like paper, they tear so easily.”