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Now on #Audible! Ghosts + #Romance ~ #1 #Kindle + #Nook Bestseller Gull Harbor


I'm so excited to announce the release of my first audiobook !  I personally love listening to audiobooks, and I'm a member of Audible, which gives me a credit a month to download a new audiobook for a low monthly fee.  In fact, I'm so addicted to listening to books while I'm driving or doing chores, I often have to take advantage of the extra credit sales.  So I am thrilled that my publisher brought Gull Harbor to the audio format, and I'm even more thrilled that I love the talented narrator we chose, because the narration can often make a break a listener's experience. Loved this review by NDP Book Reviews, and at the bottom that is says "yes, 6 stars" - Things that make an author smile! I...
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History of St. Valentine's Day ~ Happy #ValentinesDay


Valentine's Day is here, and in the tradition of dedicating my blog to a bit of history about certain holidays and traditions (See  New Year's ,  Saint Nick and Santa Claus ,  Finding Easter's Date , and  Saint Patrick  for a few others), I decided to look into the facts behind St. Valentine and the reasons we celebrate love and romance on February 14th.  Turns out, there is quite a bit of conflicting information regarding this particular saint and the holiday named for him. Disclaimer: as always, please keep in mind I am a romance author by trade, not a historian!   The name Valentine comes from the Latin word "valens" which means healthy or strong.  The derivation Valentine was a popular n...
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#ValentinesDay #Book Signing! #Falmouth Cape Cod #Author Event #CapeCod


It's the perfect season for love stories! Valentine's Day is a great time to celebrate love, and I'm thrilled to be discussing writing romance at the West Falmouth Library this week, on Tuesday, February 13th!  For an added treat, light refreshments will be served (read: chocolate!), and my books will be available for signing and purchase.  The press release is below; if you're in the area, I'd love to see you there! Join local bestselling author Kathryn Knight for a Valentine’s Day book event!  Ms. Knight will discuss writing romantic suspense and paranormal romance, developing characters, and finding a publisher, as well as answer questions about her writing journey and the publishing indu...
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A Love Story w/ Haunting Suspense for #ValentinesDay! #Netgalley #Books #Romance #Ghosts


For a few more days, Haunted Souls is available for read and review on NetGalley !  So if you're in the mood for some steamy romance to celebrate Valentine's Day, check it out!  A hot (but damaged) military hero, a secret baby, and a haunting mystery collide for a page-turning, suspenseful read, perfect for a few hours of relaxation and escape!   One of the Top 3 Reads of 2016 at Read Free.ly! You can get more info and put in a request at the link below, j ust make sure you hurry, it's only up there until 2/15! NetGalley Link - Haunted Souls If you're not on NetGalley or miss the deadline but would still like to read it, no worries, it's available on Amazon , Barnes and Noble , and iTunes , ...
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Win a #Kindle, #giftcards, #books, + jewelry! #Raffle #Giveaways #Paranormal #Romance


I'm excited to be a part of the Mystic Worlds Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Giveaway, sponsored by 33 fabulous authors.  We have a bunch of great gifts up for grabs, including a Kindle Fire HD8, e-book prize packs (winner chooses the titles), Amazon gift cards, and a beautiful solid sterling silver Celtic wolf pendant.   by artist Paul Borda Dryad Design You can enter the Rafflecopter below, or enter from our website and peruse our book fair as well!  We have titles featuring shifters, vampires, ghosts, psychics, angels, and witches, most under $2.99!  I featured Divine Fall , which is a YA Paranormal Romance filled with forbidden first love and supernatural secrets, available for les...
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Last Day to Enter! #Giveaway #Goodreads #YA #Paranormal #Romance


Ahhhh I've been SO busy--just finished novel #5, working on the editing and synopsis (ugh), gearing up for an audiobook release (yay), and starting a new writing class, I nearly forgot about this Goodreads Giveaway I scheduled to coincide with Valentine's Day!  Hurry if you'd like to enter, Feb. 4th is the last day!  You'll get a signed paperback during the perfect month for love stories. REVENGE, ROMANCE, + A ROGUE FALLEN ANGEL... Divine Fall is a Young Adult Paranormal Romance featuring forbidden first love and supernatural secrets: After tragedy tears Jamie Brandt's life apart, her only goal is to finish high school so she can leave her small hometown behind. In the meantime, riding her h...
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Haunted History of #theDakota ~ #NYC #NewYork #Travel #paranormal #ghosts


View of the Dakota from Central Park Because I have a strong fascination with all things spooky, I tend to seek out haunted places to visit when we go on trips.  When we spent a day in Paris during a London trip, I insisted on exploring the Catacombs .  We also spent a day at the Tower of London , which is surely home to some restless spirits.  In Maryland, I've explored the abandoned Glenn Dale TB Hospital .  Closer to home, I've taken tours of the Old Jail (oldest wooden jail in the entire country), and haunted locations around Barnstable Village .  More recently, between Christmas and New Year's this winter, we went to New York City to spend some time with our best friends again ...with o...
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New #Writing Course in #Falmouth! #CapeCod #amwriting


I'm thrilled to be teaching a new  "Fiction Writing and Publication"  course this winter, back at The Lawrence School in Falmouth.  For the last few years, I've taught this popular class for both Cape Cod Community College's Center for Corporate and Professional Education and for the Town of Falmouth's Community School in a number of locations, and I've met so many aspiring authors and hopefully helped them on their writing journey.  I've even read some of their finished manuscripts and visited their writing groups, which has been so rewarding.  If you're interested in writing a novel, or exploring publishing options, and you're in the Cape Cod area, consider joining us!  The press release i...
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My Favorite #Reads of 2017! #Books #amreading #reviews


Once again, it's time for my annual write-up of favorite reads, a post I love doing each year, since I'm passionate about reading and sharing the books I've enjoyed.  This year, I got even more books in, as I joined Audible and began listening to books as well as reading.  Now, I listen to about 3 books a month this way, and I'm thrilled that my publisher will soon be offering two of my novels, Gull Harbor and Haunted Souls , on Audible.  They are both in production right now, and I can't wait to hear my own novels as audio books!     Now, on to my 2017 list!  I enjoy reading almost every genre, so there are a few represented here, but of course I have my preferences. Some of my picks don't ...
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Final #Sale Days! Second-chance #Romance + #Ghost #Mystery ~ A #1 Bestseller! #SaturdayMorning


A few more days to grab Gull Harbor  for just 99 pennies!  That's a huge discount of the regular price of $4.99, so if you need a new read, grab this steamy, second-chance romance mixed with a haunting mystery while it's on sale!  It's a #1 Bestseller on both Amazon and Barnes and Noble, with something for everyone: romance, suspense, secrets, mystery, danger, a beach-side Cape Cod setting, a psychic, and a ghost. So treat yourself to a new read for less than a buck  on Kindle or Nook , put your feet up, and get caught up in Claire and Max's story.  And if you need to see more of them after you've finished, they do make an appearance in Haunted Souls as well!  Happy Reading! My favorite way ...
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#FridayFitness Round-up! #Fitness #Nutrition #FridayFeeling


It's a New Year, and with that tends to come resolutions that often involve striving for a healthier lifestyle.  Fitness is one of my passions, and one of my jobs, so every once in a while I dedicate my blog to a topic related to nutrition or exercise.  So, I've decided to list a roundup of my "Friday Fitness" posts, just click a title to open the link of any subject that might help you achieve your goals! Friday Fitness #1: Multi-Tasking - Working Several Muscle Groups at Once Friday Fitness #2: Low-Impact Cardio - Moves that Will Raise Your Heart Rate, Not Hurt   Your Joints Yoga can be a great place to start - strength, stretching, and relaxation! Friday Fitness #3: Plyometric Exercises F...
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Gull Harbor is a #1 Bestseller on #Amazon + #BarnesandNoble! #Ghosts #Romance #99c #sale #amwriting


Seeing the orange banner under your book never gets old! My birthday came early this year!  This weekend, my novel, Gull Harbor , hit #1 Bestseller status on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble sites at the same times, in multiple categories!  On Saturday night, this second-chance romance/ghost mystery was within the Top 100 Bestsellers list overall on both sites, hitting an overall ranking of 92 on Amazon and landing in the top 10 overall on B&N's list of Bestselling Nook Books.  What a thrill!  It definitely gave me a warm, fuzzy glow on a bitterly cold weekend that made just going outside a brutal prospect. Gull Harbor hit #1 in both Paranormal Romance and Paranormal Contemporary Romance at Ba...
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A #99c Sale! Ghosts + #Romance ~ #1 #Kindle Bestseller #sale #books #amreading #FridayReads


Starting today, my second novel  GULL HARBOR  will be on sale for a short time!  This combination of steamy romance and spooky suspense has topped the charts on Amazon as a #1 Bestseller on several occasions, so grab your copy while it's less than a buck!  The offer is available for both Kindle  and  Nook  formats, and this limited-time promotion is even running in the very discerning BookBub newsletter!  I've included the links below along with the book's description and an excerpt.  Treat yourself to some time on the sandy shores of Cape Cod, where both a dangerous ghost and an ex-boyfriend await psychic medium Claire Linden... When Claire Linden’s job sends her to the sleepy town of Gull ...
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The History of #NewYearsDay ~ #Happy2018! #2018IsHere


It's SO cold here on Cape Cod this year! Happy New Year!  Although often bitterly cold here in the Northeast (record lows this year!), I like January--it's my birthday month and my son's.  It can be a chance to relax and renew after the frenetic pace of the holidays. Plus, there's the whole idea of a fresh start and making resolutions.   Many of my most popular blog posts have discussed some of the history or mythology behind holiday traditions, for example,  St. Nick ,  Finding Easter's date , and the  Origin of Halloween . For the first week in January, I'm delving into some facts about New Year's Day and the month of January itself.  (Also, my January birthday happens to be on the 13th - ...
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New Community for #Book Lovers! #Mystery #Romance Reads + #Giveaways ~ Join the Fun! #amreading #ABA Happy New Year


Happy New Year! I’m ringing in 2018 with some exciting news for readers:  I’m one of 12 best-selling, award-winning authors involved in a fabulous new one-stop website to satisfy your every literary desire, and we want you to be a part of it, too! Readers' Choice for the best Mystery, Suspense, Romance, Paranormal, & Urban Fantasy I’m thrilled to introduce Moonlight and Mystery , the premier online magazine site providing the best romantic suspense, mystery, and page-turning reads, some with a sprinkle of supernatural, time slips, urban fantasy, or magic. What does the site offer? • Fabulous reads • Amazing prizes • FUN games and contests • Behind the scenes secrets • FREE ongoing mystery re...
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Signed #Book #Giveaway! #Romance w/ Haunting #Mystery on #GoodReads


Another holiday giveaway to ring in the New Year!  A print copy of Haunted Souls , a steamy romance spiked with a haunting mystery, is up for grabs on Goodreads!  A damaged soldier, a secret baby, and a long-lost spirit collide in this page-turning novel voted the #2 Read of 2016 at Read Free.ly, a site highlighting small-press and indie books.  Check out the blurb below, and if it sounds intriguing, enter to win!  Good luck and thanks for stopping by! Four years ago, Emily Shea and Staff Sergeant Brett Leeds agreed to part with no strings attached. Sparks flew during their brief affair, but fate intervened, sending Brett overseas. When an unexpected pregnancy derailed Emily's own plans, her...
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The History of Saint Nick ~ Visit Winter Blogfest to Win #Giveaways #free #books #giftcards!


Happy Holidays!  We're having a wonderfully relaxing Christmas morning at my sister-and-brother-in-laws' house in Massachusetts, and we woke up to quite a snow storm!  We have power and food (too much food if the rest of the family can't get here!), so all is cozy and bright, thankfully. St. Nicholas of Myra My post on the History of St. Nick was selected as part of Long and Short Reviews' "Winter Blogfest", so if you have time, stop by!  All the posts are winter or holiday-themed, and every post offers a prize as well.  All you have to do to enter is comment over there!  My post offers a free e-book, either Silver Lake or Gull Harbor , both romance mixed with ghost stories, and both #1 Kind...
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Send an e #Book for #Christmas! #LastMinuteGifts #Ghosts #Romance


Christmas is fast approaching!  It can be so overwhelming getting ready for the holidays...traveling or hosting relatives, finding and wrapping gifts, buying and preparing food...all added to the usual hectic pace of life.  If you've forgotten someone, run out of time, or just want to send something special to someone, why not consider an ebook?  It's easy, thoughtful, and instantaneous!  All you need is the recipient's email address to send an immediate gift.  Many ebooks cost less than the price of a card, and provide hours of enjoyment...not to mention relaxation, as reading is a proven stress-reliever.  Most of my novels combine a romantic plot-line with a haunting mystery, with first ch...
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Signed #Book #Giveaway! #Ghosts #Romance #Goodreads


I'm celebrating the holidays with a give-away!  If you're on Goodreads, click below (or here ) to enter to win a signed copy of GULL HARBOR , a #1 Amazon Bestselling Romance/Ghost Mystery set on beautiful Cape Cod.  Who doesn't love a free book that promises hours of page-turning entertainment?  Steamy and spooky, this has something for everyone.  Check out the blurb below and click the Goodreads widget to enter! When Claire Linden's job sends her to the sleepy town of Gull Harbor, she never expects to encounter her ex-boyfriend. As a medium, the prospect of tackling a haunted house is less daunting than seeing Max Baron again. Throughout their passionate college relationship, he promised to...
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Anniversary of my 1st #Publishing Contract! #amwriting #saturdaymorning


I admit, I love the Facebook memories feature, where, when you log in, you see a post you made "on this day" sometime in the past.  Or, at least I love it when it was a post about something good--like today's!  Honestly, I may have forgotten this anniversary, being as it's so close to Christmas, New Year's, and two family birthdays, not to mention it was six years ago.  But I will never, ever forget that morning.  Only my younger son was still home when I clicked on the email...he would have been almost 10 years old and still in elementary school.  The subject line only included the name of my manuscript ( SILVER LAKE submission), no indication of what news might be inside, and I'd already r...
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