5 Reasons to read Game Changer

If you’ve already read my new book, Game Changer, then Thank You! If you haven’t, I brainstormed five reasons to get your copy and read it immediately. Hold onto your britches, because I know you’re excited to read these. Here you go.

Reason #1 – You’ll lose weight!!!

scaleGame Changer is a good substitute for food that might make you fat. Oh my! I said the F word. Sorry. 2 F words, in fact. Food and fat. Oops. I said them again. Shame on me. But really, this book gives you the sense that you’re eating yummy food like sticky, sweet orange chicken or huckleberry ice cream without all the calories. Who can pass that up? Not me. Just ask the chocolate chip cookies that were on my counter this morning.

Reason #2 – You’ll laugh!!!

laughSorry. I keep screaming each number, but exclamation marks are so cute and fun to use. But you will laugh. A lot. Parker is a hoot. Everything that comes out of his mouth and that he does makes me giggle. He’s one of the MC (main characters), and I love the fun-loving football player.

Reason #3 – You’ll learn everything you wanted to know about football!!!

bal goalHopefully, you don’t want to learn much. But if you need to know that touchdowns are good, and players wear pads and things like that…this is your book! You can’t leave home without it.

Reason #4 – You’ll feel good!!!

goodSince Game Changer is a romance, it ends happily-ever-after. Did you know that EVERY romance has to end happy…or it’s not a romance? Go figure. So Tess of d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy is NOT a romance, even though one part of it had a romantic element. It ends tragic, so no-go to the romance genre. Sorry, Mr. Hardy. Game Changer definitely ends happy though, and you might even laugh. (see #2)

Reason #5 – Because I told you so!!!

Because I said so!That’s the MOM in me coming out. Sorry. But like I tell my kids all the time, that’s a good enough reason. So I’m leaving it here as my final reason. That’s usually what happens with the kids too when I’m too tired to come up with more reasons.

There you go. Five awesome reasons to read Game Changer this week. Maybe even today! Don’t weight. Ooops. I mean don’t wait! But if you go with Reason #1, the don’t weight works too.

bigbingereading2Also, if you love to read series books, here’s a great site I just found that promotes series books all on one page (in different genres). Some of these are discounted right now or even free. My first set of suspenseful romance (Bending Willow Trilogy) is on there at discounted rates. So check it out and enter the giveaway. Who knows? Maybe you’ll win.

Happy Reading!


More Book Love

huckleDoesn’t this picture make you salivate? It does me.  And it goes right along with my new book, Game Changer. Huckleberry ice cream plays a huge part in Meridee’s and Parker’s friendship-turning-into-more relationship. Ice cream usually does help any romance along, at least in my opinion. And this one, from Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shop in Pullman, Washington, looks especially divine. My cookie/ice cream/chocolate monster appears, and I say: ME WANT SOME!!!

The book monster inside me has been especially happy as well with all the kind reviews being left about Game Changer. If you haven’t written a book before, you might not get an author’s fascination over reviews. But let me tell you. We crave them. Like Cookie Monster craves cookies. Like I know you’re craving that huckleberry ice cream. Continue reading

Sweet Reviews

5-1012 (2)Thanks to everyone who has bought and read Game Changer since its release. And especially thank you to those who have reviewed it as well.

Leaving a review on a book you read and like is one of the best things you can do to help an author spread the word about their book and whether it’s worth reading. I know my husband is the kind of reader who goes to Amazon and looks only at books that have a certain number of reviews. So when a book sits there with only 10 or so reviews, even if it’s the most amazing book ever written, most readers won’t give it a chance. Reviews are the lifeblood of authors’ success or doom.


Here are some snippets from some 5 Star reviews that have made me smile.

…The reader will enjoy getting to know these two college students. Both have more depth than they first appear to, and both are wrestling with personal demons. The writing is sharp and the scenes fluid. Though not my typical genre, Game Changer added some sweetness to my normally dark salty fare. A little lightness is always welcome. “(Carrie, Amazon reader)

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Release Day!!!

4-105My 5th book is out now! YEA!!! I hope you get a chance to read it.  Here’s the Amazon link to check it out. Game Changer is the first in the Ruled Out Romances set, where star-crossed lovers meet, but rule each other out until tangled twists and tangled turns help them find their unique happily-ever-after. Here’s the blurb: Continue reading

One Week til Game Changer

2-928We are just seven days out now until Game Changer is released on Amazon. If you haven’t grabbed your copy yet, do so while it’s discounted.

Here are a few snippets of what early readers are saying about this first in this stand-alone series:

“Opposites attract when the overlooked sweet girl lands herself the popular football star in this quasi Cinderella story.  It’s the perfect read to keep you up way past your bedtime—and leave a smile on your face when your head finally hits the pillow.” – Taylor Dean, author of Chasing Fireflies Continue reading

Book Deals

GameChangerEdits71-18Three weeks, people! That’s when Game Changer, my newest story, will release. It’s available for pre-order right now on Amazon for only $1.99. The price will go up in November, so if you’re needing something to read, grab it now and be ready to read it October 5th. Yea!!! And then tell all your friends.

I really hope you love this new story. I had so much fun creating it. Parker and Meridee came to life, and almost created the story themselves.

And don’t you love this cover? My talented niece designed it from a picture my sister took, and I’m smitten. So cute.

Also, if you haven’t read my other books, now’s a great time to get them because Amazon has them on sale for a few days. My first two books in the Bending Willow Trilogy are FREE. Here are the links:

Eyes of Light

Secret Keepers

Bending Willow Trilogy_borderThe last book, Hands of Mercy, is on sale for 99 cents. So for under a dollar, you can have the whole set if you jump on this now. Again, tell all your friends, and strangers on the street so as many people as want to can take advantage of these deals. And if you’ve already read these but haven’t left a review on Amazon, I encourage you to leave one. No! I beg you to leave one. Thanks.

Every now and then, I’ll open up these old books of mine and read them again, and I still love them. Suvi, Austan, and James are some of my favorite characters I’ve written. I hold them close to my heart.

Have a great weekend, and happy reading!



Game Changer – Characters

We’re about eight weeks out from release of Game Changer. I’m super excited for you all to read this new story, the first in the Ruled Out Romances. Today I thought I’d introduce you to the main characters.

Character-MerideeMeridee Mansford

She is my shy, quiet heroine. A hard-working college student who studies whenever she’s not working at Ferdinand’s, the campus ice cream shop, or a shift at the hospital to keep up her nursing assistant certification. She’s seriously a busy gal. Continue reading