Thursday
Jan242013

Daddy, Unexpectedly ~ I have a cover!

The cover for Daddy, Unexpectedly arrived in my inbox today and I absolutely love it!

Here's what's on the back cover...

From Friends To Lovers To...Parents?
 

Claire DeAngelo's fantasy was the white picket fence and a husband and babies. She thought she'd found it, but now she's getting a divorce. Her ex's behavior is bordering on harassment, so it's lucky Claire runs into her college buddy-now undercover cop-Luke Devlin.

Luke can't believe his luck. He's investigating a smuggling ring, and Claire lives in the building he has under surveillance. What better way to keep an eye on the criminals than to move in! When Claire's ex becomes hostile, Luke's protective instincts take over and the attraction between old friends heats up.

Back in college, Luke was a carefree playboy. So when Claire discovers she's pregnant, she knows better than to expect Luke to be family material. She's finally getting that white picket fence and a baby...even if there's a piece missing!

This is the third book in my Ready Set Sold series and will be released on May 7, although it's already available for pre-order on Amazon!

Harlequin's art department has been very, very good to me, don't you think?

Until next time,
Lee

Tuesday
Jan222013

Tuesday News ~ Blogs, blogs 'n' more blogs

Did you know that both the Harlequin American Romance Authors and the Harlequin Heartwarming Authors have blogs? Check them out!

Did you know these authors often offer giveaways? Simply post comments to be eligible to win!

And did you know I consider it an absolute honor to be one of the wonderful women who write these books?!

Happy Tuesday, and have a great week!

Until next time,
Lee

Sunday
Jan202013

Sunday Fun ~ Polka Dot Cupcakes!

I adore cupcakes! And polka dots! And when you think about it, cupcakes really are polka dots, aren't they? So I was delighted when a reader ~ thank you, Virginia! ~ sent me a link to these luscious-sounding cupcakes on the Martha Stewart website.

Great for a chld's birthday party, as shown here, but they could be dressed up for any occasion, don't you think? I'll definitely give them a try!

Until next time,
Lee

Thursday
Jan172013

This Week's News

A few exciting tidbits this week, and the biggest bit is sharing the news that the Kindle edition of Maggie's Way (Harlequin Heartwarming, May '13) is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca.

On March 6 I've been invited to give a presentation titled "So You Want to Write a Harlequin" at the public libraries in Qualicum Beach and Parksville, BC. You'll find all the details on my Buzz page.

I  was very excited to receive a box of five books earlier this week. I'm judging the Romance Writers of America's prestigious Rita contest and although I can't tell you the titles because judging is anonymous, I can tell you that the first one I'm reading is wonderful! Of course this means that copies of The Daddy Project are now in the hands of five other judges. Eek.

The next edition of my eNewsletter, Life in the Slow Lane, will go out in the next week or so. If you'd like to be on my mailing list, please sign up here!

Happy reading!

Until next time,
Lee

 

Tuesday
Jan082013

Tuesday Newsday

This is my first newsday of the new year, and I'm happy to say 2013 is off to a great start!

Last week I submitted the page proofs for Maggie's Way, my first Harlequin Heartwarming that will be released on May 1. My other May release, Daddy, Unexpectedly, is already available for pre-order on Amazon, and I should be able to share the cover with you in a couple of weeks. I can't wait to see it!

I'll be adding some new features to my website over the next few weeks so I hope you'll keep checking back for those.

And one last thing. I'm sending extraspecial birthday wishes to a dear friend's grandson who turns five today. He was born the day I had surgery and I'm very, very grateful to be here today to wish him a happy 5th birthday!

Until next time,
Lee

Wednesday
Dec052012

Two Guest Blogs Today!

I'm delighted to be Norah Wilson's Workspace Wednesday guest today. If you'd like to take a peek inside my office, please drop by!

I'm also being interviewed at Get Lost in a Story and would love to see you there, too!

There'll be a draw for a signed copy of The Christmas Secret at each blog. Just leave a comment to be eligible to win!

Until next time,
Lee

Saturday
Dec012012

Daddy, Unexpectedly

My next Harlequin American Romance, Daddy, Unexpectedly will be released on May 7, 2013, and it's already available for preorder on Amazon! No cover yet, but here's the back cover blurb:

From Friends To Lovers To...Parents?

Claire DeAngelo's fantasy was the white picket fence and a husband and babies. She thought she'd found it, but now she's getting a divorce. Her ex's behavior is bordering on harassment, so it's lucky Claire runs into her college buddy-now undercover cop-Luke Devlin.

Luke can't believe his luck. He's investigating a smuggling ring, and Claire lives in the building he has under surveillance. What better way to keep an eye on the criminals than to move in! When Claire's ex becomes hostile, Luke's protective instincts take over and the attraction between old friends heats up.

Back in college, Luke was a carefree playboy. So when Claire discovers she's pregnant, she knows better than to expect Luke to be family material. She's finally getting that white picket fence and a baby...even if there's a piece missing!

I must confess I had a lot of fun writing a bad-boy cop hero. I hope readers will love him as much as I do!

Until next time,
Lee
Saturday
Nov242012

Lee's latest DIY

I'm blogging about my latest DIY project with the Harlequin American Romance Authors today. Please drop by if you have a chance, and remember that everyone who posts a comment will be entered in our monthly drawing for autographed books!

Until next time,
Lee