Staged to Death

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Book 1 in the Caprice De Luca home-stager mystery series

Caprice De Luca  stages houses for high-end clients. When she discovers a body in the castle-mansion she staged to sell and starts asking questions, she finds herself in danger.

On the way to solving the murder, Caprice’s large Italian family helps and hinders. She also finds romance with Dr. Seth Randolph.

But does her brother’s partner, attorney Grant Weatherford, care about her, too? Or is he just worried she’ll get herself killed and her family will blame him?

Enjoy solving the mystery with Caprice, cook along with her, see her find homes for the stray animals she protects, be a part of the De Luca family…in STAGED TO DEATH

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A Man Worth Loving

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Contemporary, “sweet” erotica with lots of emotion

“Emotional depth in Ms. Smith’s writing will have you watching for more from this author.” Inside Romance

Nate McKendrick helps Shara Nolan deliver her baby and an irrevocable bond forms between them. Although Nate is the publisher of a Pennsylvania newspaper, his photojournalist’s background urges him to accept unusual assignments for online blog publishers. The widow of a firefighter, Shara fears Nate will take unnecessary chances as he chases danger. She doesn’t believe he can make a commitment to the stable life she and her child need. Nate teaches Shara how to grab the moment. But will a new assignment tear them apart or teach Nate that he needs more than the chase for danger? Maybe a life with Shara and little Danny is what he’s actually searching for.

Warning: Consummated love scenes

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Wish on the Moon

wish-on-the-moonFinding Mr. Right series, Book 8

Laura Applegate Sanders’ world is turned upside down when Mitch Riley appears on her doorstep with the news her estranged father is about to undergo heart bypass surgery. For the past few years, Mitch has been her father’s partner in the jewelry business Laura once dreamed of sharing—until her father disowned her when she married Doug Sanders, an artist with no money and few prospects.

Mitch loves and respects Laura’s father as he never could his own. His dad was a drunkard and a gambler who died leaving his wife and two sons destitute when Mitch was fourteen. Knowing how much it would mean to Ray Applegate to see his daughter again, Mitch takes it upon himself to travel to Ohio to ask Laura to come home. To his surprise, he learns she is a widow with a four-year-old daughter, Mandy.

Mitch is prepared to dislike Ray’s rebellious daughter because of the pain she caused Ray. But when he meets her, her self-confidence and the love she feels for her daughter throw him for a loop. In self-defense he clings to the image of Laura that Ray has fostered, that of an irrepressible, spoiled rich girl.

After getting to know Laura, Mitch finds her irresistible and their passion takes their relationship to a new level. But Mitch has been betrayed in the past. His lack of trust in Laura causes him to back away to the old life that has left him alone. Soul-searching leads him back to Ohio to admit to Laura his life won’t be a happy one until she is in it permanently. A few days before Christmas he returns to Laura’s doorstep to give her a ring he designed especially for her. Laura accepts his proposal, eager to find happily-ever-after with him.

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Marrying Dr. Maverick

marrying-dr-maverick-scannedHitched for love—or business? Find out as Karen Rose Smith returns to Rust Creek Falls in the latest installment of the Montana Mavericks: Rust Creek Cowboys!

Rust Creek Ramblings

It seems as if all we’ve been hearing about these days in  Rust Creek Falls is folks falling in love and getting engaged.  But this latest one tops them all. Dr. Brooks Smith, our favorite veterinarian, the most confirmed bachelor in all of Montana, is taking himself a bride!

The fact that he has chosen Jasmine “Jazzy” Cates, his new assistant, a visitor from Thunder Canyon, is only fueling speculation. Rumors are this “love match” is really just a  business proposition, but sweet Jazzy may have something  more in mind. Can she turn her convenient husband’s wedding fever into a lifelong condition?

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Ribbons and Rainbows

ribbons-and-rainbowsFinding Mr. Right series, Book 7

An intimate relationship has been missing from Zack Clark’s life for years. He focuses all of his attention on his son. Divorced, he learned the hard way that happily-ever-after is only for dreamers. Then he meets massage therapist Skye Delaney and falls under her spell. When she dismisses him as a client because of their mutual attraction, he begins to believe she is very different from the wife who left him…very different and very desirable. Can a caring touch lead to love and passion for a lifetime?

Skye Delaney also learned that marriage doesn’t always live up to expectations. Her ex-husband hadn’t even found time to be by her side after her miscarriage let alone try to understand their loss. When she first meets Zack at her massage practice, she believes he’s the same type of man. Yet Zack loves his eight-year-old like a dad should. And as a man…he shakes her calm and makes her believe dreams can come true.

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