Going for a record, folks!

All this quarantine stuff has forced me into finding some new ways to entertain at home. My teenage daughter wants nothing to do with my awesome ideas, but Mr. Stephanie puts up with me. Our latest entertainment was inspired by our dog, Odin, who is obsessed with socks. He tosses them to himself, catches them, and then throws them again. The socks end up on book shelves, in trash cans, on the kitchen counter, in corners. Why? Because he is a very enthusiastic thrower. He gets so much joy out of this game, we decided that there must be something do it.

So, I grabbed a sock out of the clean laundry bin, balled it up, and then told Mr. Stephane I was going to throw it at him, and he had to catch it with his mouth.

Of course, he said, sure. Because he’s nifty like that.

I threw. He attempted to catch. Let’s just say, he’s not as good as the dog, but it was freaking hilarious.

As it turns out, it’s incredibly difficult to catch a sock in your mouth if you’re not a dog. Who knew, right? But on the plus side, there are no injuries when the sock bounces off your face and ricochets on your forehead, then your nose, and the flies off out of sight behind the bed, so it’s a no risk activity (unless you dive for the sock, in which case, that’s on you).

Try it. Seriously. It’s worth it. And have your camera out.



It’s only TWO MONTHS until A Real Cowboy Always Protects hits the shelves! And guess what!!! A Real Cowboy Always Protects has the most preorders of any book I’ve had since 2015! That’s SIX years! And there are still eight weeks left! How cool is that? I’m SO pumped that everyone is so excited about this book! If you haven’t preordered yet, what are you waiting for? We’re only about 800 preorders away from my most preorders ever. I so want to set a record! We’re so close I can practically taste it! Will you help? Go preorder your copy and let’s make history!

I have about two more days of edits, then it’s off to beta readers. SO CLOSE! Here’s a little snippet to get you fired up:

“Fake engaged to a sexy cowboy CIA agent from Wyoming who’s my personal bodyguard and protector?” She grinned. “Now, THAT might be every woman’s fantasy.”

“You think I’m sexy?” His devastating smile was back.

She rolled her eyes. “As if you didn’t know that you’re basically pure temptation all wrapped up in jeans and a sweatshirt.”

“It’s subjective, but I’m not going to try to talk you out of it.” Amusement danced in his eyes. “So it’s a yes?”

She ran her finger over the very real, very sparkly diamond whose only purpose to try to keep her alive. Was it a yes? “It’s a yes.”

Yes, that’s right! It has a fake engagement, heroine in danger, and a hot cowboy CIA agent! It’s a neighbors-to-lovers story with lots of feels, humor, and a matchmaking family. I can’t wait for you to read it!


Is it really a second chance at love if a loner, sexy cowboy proposes marriage only to protect you from being killed by a CIA assassin?

Coming June 1, 2021

Preorder now so you don’t forget!

A Real Cowboy Always Protects
Cover Copy

Burned by love, CIA agent Logan Stockton left his Wyoming cowboy roots behind long ago, and he has no intention of returning to the small town that holds his darkest secrets. But when his latest mission puts a target on his sassy, sexy neighbor, Logan will do whatever it takes to keep her safe….including taking her back to Wyoming as his fake fiancée to hide out.

Chicago architect Skylar Jones is stuck in a rut, and even her elderly neighbor believes Skylar is going to end up a crazy cat lady if she doesn’t get over her ex and start dating soon. But there’s only one man Skylar notices these days, and he’s unavailable, cranky, and no more interested in dating than she is.

But apparently, the sexy hunk of cowboy love is interested in saving her from a professional assassin, so, he has that going for him.

Sparks fly hot and fast when Logan moves in with Skylar to protect her. But can they stay alive long enough to find love, especially when his matchmaking family has plans for the two workaholics who are afraid to trust again?

Friends to lovers.
Slow-burn romance.
Fake fiancée.
Lots of feels.
A hot cowboy burned by love.
Matchmaking family members.


To thank all the readers who are supporting A Real Cowboy Always Protects with preorders, I’m going to be putting the Wyoming Rebels boxed set (Book 1-3) on discount from $9.99 to $.99 in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada next Monday April 5 for only two weeks. Yes, you read that right. That’s a NINE DOLLAR SAVINGS! Awesome, right? So, if you’ve been thinking about getting started on the Wyoming Rebels series, wait until next week, and then grab the first three books for a crazy bargain! I will send an email on Monday to remind you. Just wanted to give you all a heads up!
Sending you much love! May you find joy in unexpected places!



PS I will keep you posted on progress of going for the preorder record and remind you about the Wyoming Rebels boxed set sale starting Monday, April 5th.

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