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       Despite three rainy days in Portland, we enjoyed our Columbia River cruise immensely. Great guides, great food as we followed the trail of Lewis and Clark and explored small towns along the river, my favorite being The Dalls where we were greeted by the town floozies, toured an interesting neon museum and visited the unusual Mary Hill museum in the middle of nowhere. Fortunately, a jet boat, not a ski, took us deep into the gorge for a close look at the Snake River. Loved it. Our next adventure will be to Mammoth Cave in August for a family get-together. It's so good to travel again.

       On the writing scene, Of Turtles and Doves, the next in the Longleigh Chronicles, has been edited and gone to the line editor. The book should be out in October, faster than I expected. Enjoy the adventures of Jason and Pandora as they find their mates in this 99,000 word double romance full of fun. Edie's Sinner, the next in the Sinner's Legacy series has been submitted to the publisher. It deals with some serious issues in sports, so I do not know if it will be accepted. If not, I guess it goes into the self-publishing pile, and I move on the final book of the series, The Last of the Sinners.

       Good news! Courir de Mardi Gras is now available on audio book, nicely read by Shirley McCoy. It is available on Amazon as an Audible book. Free if you subscribe. That makes three of my books now out on audio including Mardi Gras Madness and Goals for a Sinner. Making an audio is as hard if not harder than editing a book and requires hours of listening to hone out any mistakes. I think we got them all. It's a light mystery/romance, about eight hours of time. Give it a try.

        I'll be at the Hot NOLA Authors Event in Harahan, LA on July 30th from noon to six p.m. Free from one p.m. on but there is a VIP entry the first hour which includes a goodie bag and first chance to look at a varied selection of books, not only romance, by sixty authors. I understand there will be daquiris and food available, plus raffle baskets and vouchers for your choice of a free book. The venue is the Veterans Building, lots of parking--and no one has to drive in New Orleans traffic as it is out of the city. Hope to see some of you there.



Perfection (71,000 words): Lady Thalia Longleigh is know to be perfection personified. Unfortunately, the only man she finds intriguing in the scar-faced Earl of Danelagh who finds perfection oh so boring. With the help of her mother, Thalia seeks to capture his attention - literally. But once she masters him, Thalia decides she might value another year of freedom from marriage more. It is up to Danelagh to convince her otherwise. Another of the Longleigh Chronicles. SOLD!

Daughter of the Rainbow (72,000 words): Iris Longleigh, shy second daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Bellevue, wants nothing more than to left in seclusion to paint. Amateur portrait artist, Lord Valls, is summoned to paint her prior to her coming out. If only Valls weren't arrogant and uninterested in women, he would be her perfect match. When he paints a scandalous picture of Iris unbeknownst to her, the Duke will see they marry no matter what the young man's excuses. Iris gets more in a husband than she could ever foresee. Another Longleigh Chronicle Regency.SOLD!

The Greatest Prize (70,000 words): Joshua Longleigh jilts the woman he has long been expected to marry by telling her she cannot compete with the women of London, one of whom he is courting, the nonpareil of The Season. Instead of bursting into tears, Kate Morely bets him that she can land the greatest male prize, Viscount Astin. And the game begins. Just as Astin is about to offer for Kate, she vanishes, the victim of a rival. Joshua will not accept that Kate is dead and he might have lost the woman who is truly the greatest prize.SOLD!

Lion in the Heather (85,800 words). Enthralled by Scottish lore after reading Waverley, Lady Euphemia Longleigh, the Duke of Bellevue's most biddable daughter, leaps into the arms of a Highland laird who seems to have stepped from the pages of the book. With her father and brother in hot pursuit, Phemie aids her abductor in her own kidnapping until she can convince him they must be wed. Another humorous Longleigh Chronicle.SOLD!

Of Turtles and Doves (97,310 words): In Regency England, Jason Longleigh, third son of the Duke and Duchess of Bellevue craves turtle soup. When he attempts to get some, he is waylaid by a young American woman crusading against the killing of turtles. Despite her crazy notions, he is smitten. Unfortunately, little Miranda comes with a venal father and an easily insulted brother. Nevertheless, he takes the Clary family and two rescued Galapagos tortoises home to meet his own very eccentric family, including his sharp-tongued sister, Pandora. When the young couple appears to elope, a chase across England and over the ocean to America ensues. Sense and Sensibility with a touch of The Tempest.SOLD!

Lady Flora's Rescue (107,000 words): Last of the Mohicans with a humorous twist. Lady Flora will follow the man she adores anywhere to gain his regard-across the ocean and into the wilderness. Pearce Longleigh, Viscount Laughlin, resists knowing he cannot take this seemingly fragile woman to live among the Shawnee as he flees his responsibilities as a lord in order to return to his mother's people. The opening saga of the Longleigh Chronicles. SOLD!

The Earl’s Ugly Mistress (89,000 words): Blinded at Waterloo, the Earl of Edgemont takes out his bitterness on those around him. When he insults a spinster he has been stuck with for the evening, she insults him back and insists he can learn to live normally again. He dares her to show him how—and she does, falling in love with the handsome earl as she gives him lessons. But will he still love her when his sight returns, and he sees how very plain she is? The match-making Duchess of Bellevue is determined to bring them together. Part of the Longleigh Chronicles above.

The Double Dilemma (65,185 words): The Duchess of Bellevue's twin daughters insist they must marry twins presenting a difficult dilemma for the matchmaking Lady Flora. Her son, James, provides a solution having encountered a mysterious pair who live in a secluded castle. Devotees of gothic novels, the twins are thrilled and ready to take on the adventure of meeting the men of their dreams. Another lively and humorous Longleigh Chronicle.SOLD!


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