Welcome Mystery Scene Readers!

Seagrass Pier 195x300Mystery Scene Readers, I’m so glad you found your way here! Here’s a little clue just for you: under which tab on this page would you be most likely to find a complete list of my books? If you aren’t sure, just click Seagrass Pier Excerpt

The correct answer is Library. 

There is a pre-sale campaign going on, and you can get the digital version for only $4.99 if you order before the release date. And click this link to win a Kindle! So don’t miss out on the great deal! Here is the back cover copy:

In a secluded corner of Hope Beach, one woman must decipher a stranger’s memories . . . before they cost her everything.

Elin Summerall was one of the lucky ones. Not only did she get a heart transplant, but the donor was a perfect fit. A miraculously perfect fit.

But when Elin begins having violent flashbacks—and vivid dreams of being strangled—she realizes that she has been the recipient of more than just a new heart . . . Elin is remembering her donor’s murder.

Her strange affliction has attracted some unwanted attention: from the press, from the authorities . . . and from the killer himself. Now, living alone with her young daughter and aging mother, Elin is being stalked—by a man she’s only met in her nightmares.

The police are dubious of her story, but one off-duty FBI agent is eager to help her: Agent Marc Everton.

Now, in a remote cottage on Hope Island, Elin and Marc must probe the secrets buried in her borrowed heart. And there’s no time to waste. One man is desperate to silence her—before she remembers too much.

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Seagrass Pier Release!

Seagrass Pier 195x300Readers have really loved my Hope Beach series, and the 3rd book, Seagrass Pier, is now available! 

In a secluded corner of Hope Beach, one woman must decipher a stranger’s memories . . . before they cost her everything.

Elin Summerall was one of the lucky ones. Not only did she get a heart transplant, but the donor was a perfect fit. A miraculously perfect fit.

But when Elin begins having violent flashbacks—and vivid dreams of being strangled—she realizes that she has been the recipient of more than just a new heart . . . Elin is remembering her donor’s murder.

Her strange affliction has attracted some unwanted attention: from the press, from the authorities . . . and from the killer himself. Now, living alone with her young daughter and aging mother, Elin is being stalked—by a man she’s only met in her nightmares.

The police are dubious of her story, but one off-duty FBI agent is eager to help her: Agent Marc Everton.

Now, in a remote cottage on Hope Island, Elin and Marc must probe the secrets buried in her borrowed heart. And there’s no time to waste. One man is desperate to silence her—before she remembers too much.

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Bluebonnet Bride Releases

Bluebonnet Bride 195x300 If you loved Butterfly Palace, you’ll want to see what happens with Nathan as his story continues in Bluebonnet Bride. It’s a digital novella and is only $2.99! Hope you enjoy it! Here’s the back cover:

At the turn of the 20th century, Elli Korpela boarded The Baltic as a mail order bride. But the threat she thought she was escaping somehow followed her to America . . .

Escaping a forced engagement, Elli sought refuge in an arranged, mail-order marriage. Her betrothed is a Texan named Nathan White. As she glimpses her future husband and his darling niece at the train station, she instantly knows her risk will prove the best decision she’s ever made.

Nathan White never took an interest in marriage until he became the guardian of four-year-old Hannah. He’s arranged a mail order wife to love and care for his orphaned niece. But his mind changes when he first sees the beautiful Elli Korpela.

After a glorious wedding ceremony in the gardens of a place called Butterfly Palace—the grandest estate Elli’s ever seen—a peaceful beginning takes a disquieting turn. An intruder brutally attacks Elli. Nathan intervenes, but the devil escapes unidentified, leaving Elli to face two chilling possibilities: either the attack was arranged by strike workers in Nathan’s employ or her shadowy past followed her across the sea.

As the danger mounts, Elli and Nathan must face their enemy together, fighting for their newfound marriage—and for their lives.

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Butterfly Palace is Out!

Butterfly Palace newI’m so excited that Butterfly Palace is out now! It’s kind of a cross between Jane Eyre and Downton Abbey. I just love that turn of the century time period. Let me know what you think!

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Butterfly Palace Video!

Butterfly Palace newDear friends.
I’m so excited to share the preview video of my new novel, Butterfly Palace, with you! And the digital version of the book is only $4.99 right now. You all did such an amazing job of spreading the word and jumping on the special price for Rosemary Cottage that it hit the USA Today bestseller list. I would be so appreciative if you would share the video and special price with your friends and family–let’s see if we can launch Butterfly Palace to an even higher spot on the list!

 

Buy Butterfly Palace for only $4.99 from your favorite online merchant.

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Butterfly Palace is really special to me because of its theme about inner beauty in the tough times. My friend and sister-of-my-heart Diann Hunt went to heaven 10 days ago, and her courage challenged me in so many ways. The book is dedicated to her. As Di walked through the valley of ovarian cancer, she grew even more beautiful. She’s been such an inspiration in my life. I want to be a butterfly like her!

NEW ROCK HARBOR BOOK

Lost and Found FeaturedIf you loved the Rock Harbor books, check out Lost and Found, the newest one set in Rock Harbor. Emily, the little girl lost in the woods with her brother Timmy in Without a Trace, has been having her own mystery adventures. She’s 14 now. Here’s a little bit about it:

An old photo brings a shocking revelation and it’s up to Emily and her best friend Olivia to solve the case!

Fourteen-year-old Emily O’Reilly and her best friend Olivia Webster have a knack for solving mysteries. Emily has been busily training her new puppy Sherlock to be a Search and Rescue dog so that the two can lead search-and-rescue missions someday. So when Emily stumbles across an old photo of Olivia’s adoption day—a fact that has never been revealed to Olivia—the two quickly decide to uncover the mysterious details surrounding Olivia’s birth parents.

But the two bite off more than they can chew as they dig into learning more about Olivia’s adoption without notifying her parents. And to make matters worse, Emily’s mother Marika, a convicted felon recently released on parole, will stop at nothing to contact her daughter—a fact that Emily is not happy about.

When her beloved stepmother Naomi disappears, Emily takes it upon herself to connect the dots and conduct her own snow-bound search-and-rescue mission with Sherlock. Will Emily ever find the secret behind Naomi’s disappearance? And will Olivia ever learn the truth about her adopted parents?

Upcoming Appearances

I love, love, love to visit with readers! I’ve got some exciting opportunities coming up to tell you about.

May 17 at the Romantic Times Convention in New Orleans

 

New Rock Harbor Books!

So many of you have told me how much you love the Rock Harbor novels. I think you’ll be excited to hear there are two more out this year. I co-wrote them with my friend Robin Caroll, and they feature Emily O’Reilly, the little girl lost in the woods in Without a Trace. Emily is 14 now. You’ll get a chance to catch up with your old friends Bree, Kade, Samson, and Charley. Let me know what you think!

 

Travel

It’s no secret that I love to visit the places I want to write about. So here are some recommendations on places to stay if you happen to be traveling to the same places!

 

We stayed at this FABULOUS log home near Nashville to brainstorm Smitten by the Book. Totally loved this home! http://www.vrbo.com/303977. If you’re going to be visiting Nashville, you MUST stay here!

We stayed here on the Big Island. Beautiful view, gorgeous house with terrific amenities. http://www.vrbo.com/387501?cid=E_OWNERINQUIRY_DB_O_20111228_propertyurl_text_LPROP

This place on Kauai was breathtaking! Marble floors, great zoning with two bedrooms separated by the living space. It even had a pool–a rarity on Kauai! http://www.vrbo.com/379263?cid=E_OWNERINQUIRY_DB_O_20111028_propertyurl_text_LPROP

 

We just got back from a visit to Maui. I can’t say enough good things about this condo: perfect location away from the hustle and bustle just a bit, great view of the ocean (we saw whales every single day off our balcony!) terrific kitchen stocked with quality dishes, etc, and comfortable beds.

We went with another couple so the two master bedroom plan (one is in the loft) was perfect for us. We ate out on the balcony lanai every day. One terrific perk as far as I’m concerned was a Cuisinart coffee maker! It’s my fave and I always hate traveling because I know I won’t have good coffee. I had GREAT coffee here!

The owners were terrific to deal with, and will definitely be back to this little slice of paradise. :) Here is the link

 

 

 

Secretly Smitten Video Contest Chat

We Smitten authors are going to be doing a really fun video chat Feb 5! You’ll be able to ask us questions, and we’ll answer them LIVE. To sign up for a reminder to join us, visit this webpage. http://litfusegroup.com/secretly-smitten-live-webcast-feb-5

If you’re on Facebook, you can go the Thomas Nelson Facebook page and sign up instead if you prefer. https://www.facebook.com/nelsonfiction/app_485447744827798

Come join us for fun prizes!