You might already know that MINT JULEPS AND JUSTICE is book five of the Adams Grove series. You might even know that this book is scheduled to release on February 1, 2014, but there’s a special promotion going on that could get this book into your hot little hands before it’s even available to the general public!  Read on … for all the details.

Kindle First is a program that offers customers early access to new Kindle books across popular genres from Amazon Publishing.  

  • Every month customers may choose one of the four books selected by Amazon Publishing editors for $1.99.
  • Joining is free with no purchase obligation. By joining, you receive a monthly e-mail announcing new Kindle First picks. You can unsubscribe from the monthly e-mail at any time by visiting AmazonLocal and Amazon Delivers E-mail Subscriptions in Your Account.
  • AND….if you’re an AMAZON PRIME member…you can get this book for FREE. Yep, as in $0.00!

Please also note:

  • Kindle First is available to US customers only.
  • Customers who have previously opted out of all Amazon e-mails will not receive the monthly e-mail announcing new Kindle First picks. If you would like to update your E-mail Preferences, you can do so by visiting Your Account.

 See all four picks from the Kindle First  and grab the book that fits your reading style!

KINDLE FIRST is KEWL as in Kindle Eliminates Waiting Lines OR Kindle Entertains With Love OR Kindle-Everyone Will LoveIt! OR … well you get it. ;) I’m excited!

I love sharing news like this. You can sign up for my newsletter for updates like this and newsworthy book fun at  Oh!! And if you get the digital copy and still want an autograph…just send me a note. I’d be happy to send you a free autographed Keeper Kase card.




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Christmas Tree – Traditional vs Themes

Over the years Christmas trees change with the times. When I was growing up we had a shiny silver aartifical tree. You poked long wire limbs into a shiny Carolina chrome wooden pole and waalaa…you were ready to plug in the spinny four-color light that would shine and shimmer like no tomorrow. Later my little brother would use that groaning lamp as a grow-light…but that’s a whole other story!  My favorite ornaments were bright turquoise glass that were shaped like a long teardrop. All of the balls were glass and we sure broke our share of them each year. The ones with the fake snow on them were always favorites, although I’m really not sure why because they always looked pretty dingy. Decorating the tree was a family affair, but I’m pretty sure my mom got stuck taking it down every year. ornament

Once our extended family became large, we made hand-made ornaments to exchange each year. It was lots of fun and Mom, my brother and I would start working on them late in the summer so we could have them all done by the big Christmas party. For years before I left home we were able to decorate our entire tree with homemade ornaments. Each had a story.

I still have a set of those ornaments and I love to sit in the floor and go through them. I can still almost remember who made each of them, and I’m always filled with the best feeling as I relive those memories.

I’ve had a live tree for as many years as I’ve been on my own…yeah we won’t do that math ;) … but this year I threw in the towel and bought a small table-top fake tree. The reasons were two-fold. My husband being sick and unable to join me in the big search combined with the fact that this will be our 10 month old yellow Lab, Cheyenne, first Christmas … was enough to make me give it a try. I ordered the tree online and it was delivered just two days later, right to my porch. Easy as pie. It has realistic limbs and it really is quite lovely. Thank goodness, Shining Sol candle company made a pine and spice scented candle so I am not missing out on that aroma. If I squint I can almost fool myself into believing it’s real.

I have one box of tiny 1″ glass ornaments in an array of colors just to spice things up …. but every ornament on my tree aside from those are western themed. My tree is filled with boots, saddles, stars, lasso’s, stirrups, lucky horseshoes and more cowboy Santa’s than you can count without taking off your shoes and borrowing your neighbors digits.

Here are some of my favorites!

CmasSanta2 Cmasbootfringe Cmassaddle CmasSmoreSanta Cmas turqspur Cmasboot3CmasbandannastarCmashorseshoeCmasboot CmasSantahorse

If you’re still in the planning stages here’s a fun website with lots of cool ideas. 

Do you decorate in a theme? A favorite something, color, or maybe even all homemade?  Tell me all about it…better yet…post a picture!!

Hugs and Merry Christmas~


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The perfect GIFT for the book lover on your list is an easy CLICK away!

Did you know that you can order a digital book for someone you know and set it’s arrival date for Christmas?

Did you know all you need is their email address? It’s true…and so easy.

Here’s a perfect choice too. For just $1.99 you can get a collection of 10 suspense-filled novels by 10 different bestselling authors.

THE PERFECT TEN  A gift that will last a long time for a price that won’t break your budget! Hugs and happy reading~


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Fun place settings for the holidays!

I love doing fun little things at the place settings when the whole family gets together. Do you?

Here’s a fun project that I posted before…but some are worth highlighting again. Whether your hosting a book club meeting  — or just looking for a fun place-setting for your Thanksgiving dining table, this is an easy project that will get lots of smiles.

Gobbler It was from the grocery store chain FOOD LION. Gobbler Cookies

What you’ll need::

  •  Nutter Butter Cookies (this will be the body on your turkey)
  • Fudge Stripe Cookies (this makes his pretty tail!)
  • Small Pretzel Knots or Choc Covered Flipz (his feet!)
  • Candy Corn (for the beak)
  • Gummy Worms (for the gobbler!)
  • Almond Slivers (for his spiky hair)
  • Small Choc Chips (for the eyes)
  • and white icing to hold it all together

Look at the picture and then get creative!!

Do you have a fun and creative project to share?  Please share it here :)


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October deals!

Sweet Tea and Secrets, book one in the Adams Grove series, is on sale for $2 for the kindle format the month of October! Join us in the small town of Adams Grove where the tea is sweet, but trouble is brewing.

Hugs and happy reading~

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Goodreads Winners!




PJ NUSBAUM from Valparaiso, IN

a package is on the way with your autographed copy of Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies. I hope you enjoy the escape to Adams Grove.


Here’s the series order::   Welcome to the small town of Adams Grove, where the tea is sweet and trouble is brewing. ~ 

   Book One – Sweet Tea and Secrets
   Book Two – Out of Focus
   Book Three – Wedding Cake and Big Mistakes
   Book Four – Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies (Sept 2013)
   Book Five – Mint Juleps and Justice (2014)

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Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies :: Release News and Special Giveaway

Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies came out last Tuesday 9/24 and I’m so excited that folks are loving Cody Tuggle’s story!

To celebrate…I’m hosting a facebook party today from 3p-5p eastern at — Bring a virtual dish and we’ll have some fun. I’ll bring the surprises ;)

Meanwhile…there’s a GIVEAWAY to celebrate the release. Starting today at 3pm through 10/24 you can build up the entries for a chance to be the lucky winner of your choice of a Kindle Paperwhite or $100 Amazon Gift Card just by spreading the word.  Enter here –>

..and check out the book trailer if you haven’t yet.  Special thanks to Pete Evick for the original music used in this video and COS Productions for pulling it all together.

Hugs and happy reading~


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Inside Scoop :: Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies

Today is the release date for the AUDIBLE version of Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies.

The paperback and digital formats come out next Tuesday – 9/24.

You met Cody Tuggle in the book OUT OF FOCUS, but in this book you’ll get his story and you’ll get to know Cody up close and personal. I can’t wait for you to join him in concert, tour his house, hear about his relationship with his mom and find out what his hobbies are. For example, did you know that Cody Tuggle has dogs. Yep! Sure does. He has two. A German Shepherd and a Border Collie.

Want to guess their names?  Yeah…that’s never as much fun as it sounds, is it?

canstockphoto13233897 Dogs German Shepherd Border Collie

The German Shepherd is named Gibson after Cody’s fav guitar.

The border collie is named Rose…and contrary to popular opinion she’s not named for the song “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” by another Country Rocker we all know…..but I personally chose that name because when I was at the Ewings goat ranch in Texas about 12 years ago they had a border collie named Rose that absolutely wowed me. She worked the herd like nobody’s business. That dog made a lasting impression on me … so I figured she deserved the honor of being in this book.

So there you have it … Cody Tuggle – dog lovin’ – honky tonkin’ country singer – and up to his pretty eyes in trouble.

Hope you’ll journey with he and Kasey in Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies.

Hugs and happy reading,


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Who ♥s a Deal?

Today’s KINDLE DAILY DEAL is something sweet and light and a little suspenseful…

where the cakes are sweet, but the recipe is to die for.



Tell your friends — or better yet, leverage this low, low, low price to GIFT someone a copy. They don’t even need an eReader! They can read it using the kindle app right on their  computer.

Hugs and happy reading!


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Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies

Release Date :: 9/24 :: Pre-Order Available

MONTLAKE ROMANCE is giving away 20 copies of my upcoming release, PECAN PIE AND DEADLY LIES.

Enter today for your chance to be one of the lucky people to get a free paperback!

You met Cody Tuggle in OUT OF FOCUS when he was there through Kasey Phillips darkest days.

Well…somewhere between Virginia and Nashville, TN – he’s realized where his heart should be, but now he’s tangled in a web of deception of his own and it could ruin his one real chance of love.

Here’s the link to enter again::

Hugs and happy reading~

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