Book release

Available Now!!

on April 21, 2015

I am very late to post this, but HIS FIRST AND LAST  is available now! 

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At eighteen, Lorelei Pratchett couldn’t wait to get out of her hometown. Twelve years later, her Hollywood dreams have fizzled and she’s back—temporarily, she thinks. Though she throws herself into saving the old theater and starting a baking business, small towns have long memories, and Lorelei’s wild past still haunts her. It doesn’t help that her ex-boyfriend, Spencer Boyd, is even hotter, smarter, and more distracting than before.

The fiery Lorelei that Spencer knew years ago may have become closed off and cautious, but their chemistry hasn’t faded one bit. Losing her a second time is unthinkable to him, yet Lorelei is convinced she doesn’t belong in Ardent Springs. Somehow, Spencer needs to show her that everything she needs is right here: family, friendship, new beginnings…and a man who’s never stopped loving her.

Warm, sexy, and laugh-out-loud funny, His First and Last is an irresistible story of first love and second chances.

And don’t forget to join the Facebook party tomorrow when Rhenna Morgan, Sarah Hegger, and I throw a rip-roaring bash to celebrate the launch of each of our new series. We have prizes and an abundance of HAWT men lined up just for you. Don’t miss out! Did I mention we’re giving away a $100 gift card to one lucky winner?? We are! Enter now through Rafflecopter.

Where There’s a Will, There’s a Randy

on May 1, 2014

Osburn_HometoStay_front_cvr_FINALIf my blog title confuses you, I can explain. Today, May 1, 2014, the third installment in my Anchor Island Series, HOME TO STAY, is officially released to the world. As for the blog title, this book is the story of Will (Willow) Parsons and Randy Navarro.

Get it? Lame, I know.

But I’m so excited for this book to finally be fully and complete released. In all formats, including print, audio, and Kindle. Here’s the blurb:

Willow Parsons’s two new best friends are getting married, putting her squarely on the sidelines of romance—which suits her just fine. After escaping the ultimate Mr. Wrong, she is more than happy to spend her days slinging drinks in Dempsey’s Bar & Grill, and her nights alone. But her Anchor Island refuge has just one catch: muscle-bound charmer Randy Navarro.

Everyone in town knows that Randy, owner of the local fitness club, is a giant teddy bear.

Everyone, it seems, except for Willow. He’s convinced that her avoidance is more than just playing hard to get, and is determined to uncover the secrets that keep her on edge. But when old fears are dragged into the light, can Randy get Willow to stay and fight for their love…or will she take flight, leaving both him and Anchor Island behind?

Home to Stay is a charming, romantic tale about following your heart to find where you belong.

And here’s the trailer:

I’ve been living with these characters for nearly four years now, and they feel like family to me. Which is why I do a little happy dance every time someone says something nice about them. As a long time reader, it makes my heart happy to know I’m able to give others a story they can get lost in.

As for what comes next, YES there is one more book in this series. MORE TO GIVE will be out later this year and features Sam Edwards, whom you meet in HOME TO STAY, and a newcomer to the island with whom Sam has quite a complicated history. And because I love adding pets to my stories, you’ll get to meet Cecil, the talking parrot. He has a big vocabulary, and an even bigger attitude.

But wait, there’s more! Tracy Brogan, Kim Law, Kristan Higgins, and myself are running a really fun contest for Mother’s Day. Starting tomorrow (May 2) through the 9th, you can enter to win a $50 gift card as well as a stack of books from the four of us. And the best part? Your momma will win the exact same prize!

It’s called the One For Your Momma! Contest and you can find all the details on our Facebook pages. How to enter as well as all the rules will be available starting tomorrow (May 2). (It’s easy, promise.)

I have a newsletter going out today in which I’m giving away FOUR prizes to four lucky newsletter subscribers. Didn’t get it? Haven’t subscribed? It’s easy to do. Just hop over to my home page, fill in your name and email address there on the right, and you’re in.

Thank you to everyone who has made the last twelve months so much fun. MEANT TO BE was released a year ago this month, and I could never have imagined all the awesome that has come my way since.

Love, hugs, and virtual cupcakes for everyone!

Less Than Six Weeks and Contest News

on April 11, 2013

Feels like jusSTRESS EATINGt yesterday the release date for MEANT TO BE was six months away, and now it’s less than six weeks. Know what that means?

Stress eating.

I’m chowing my way through sleeves of Ritz crackers while working on book 3 in the series. Yes, that’s right. I’m writing book 3 when book 1 isn’t even out yet. This publishing thing is a crazy world.

So for fun, I thought I’d share the first line of each book. Mind you, the first line of book 3 is very new, unedited, and subject to change. But here we go.

MEANT TMeant To BeO BE – Book 1 in Anchor Island Series

Why did this godforsaken island have to be in the middle of the damn water?

UP TO THE CHALLENGE – Book 2 in Anchor Island Series

Sid Navarro considered calling a nurse to remove the stick of righteous indignation from Lucas Dempsey’s ass.

HOME TO STAY – Book 3 in Anchor Island Series

Will Parsons stared at the sliver of plastic sporting two parallel pink lines as if it were a cockroach who’d reared its tentacle-covered head and uttered the words, “You killed my father, prepare to die.”

The series in a nut shell.  What do you think?

I want to thank everyone who entered the giveaway of MEANT TO BE over on Goodreads. More than a thousand people entered, with 500 adding the book to their to-read shelf. Could not be more excited and appreciative of everyone over there.

The winners (as selected by Goodreads) are Cristina Arpin of Florida, Erika Kraus of California, and Gaetan C. of Canada. My first international winner! These books will go out this weekend, but never fear, there’s always more to win around here.

I’m still giving away a $25 Amazon gift card and signed Advance Reader Copy of MEANT TO BE monthly to one lucky newsletter subscriber. Not subscribed? Sign up today on my Home page. (Email addresses are NEVER shared or sold. Ever.) I also like to do random giveaways on my Facebook page, especially on Fridays. Like my page today and you could be a winner tomorrow.