We are having a give away going on for February. What item are you giving away?
A copy of The Inheritance, Book 1 in my Hudson Ranch series.
(Anyone can win the item by going to the rafflecopter on the right hand side of the pg.)
First, why don't you tell us a little about yourself?
I’m happy to say that I’m a multi-published author who lives
in rural New Brunswick, on the east coast of Canada. Always a
bookworm, I’ve read many novels of romance and mystery over the
years, finally deciding to put my mind to work at writing one. The
first book was published in October, 2011, and I now have 22 titles
To write romance and romantic suspense is my dream come
true, although my mom says I was born with an avid imagination and
pencil in hand, crafting stories from an early age. Now my children
have grown and have lives of their own, I have time to indulge my
passion for writing.
I enjoy spending time with my three sons and six grandchildren. When not at the
computer, you can find me spending time with family, gardening, baking and, of course,
Gabriel, Book 3 in my Hudson Ranch series, was released in November. This series
is special for me as my sister, Sharon Wilson-Dupuis, is drawing the covers. Isn’t her
artwork beautiful! The cover for book 4, Nathan, is coming along nicely. Watch for it
later this month (if all goes well). Sharon works fulltime so I’ll get it when I get it, but
it’s always worth the wait. J
What can we expect from your stories, action, drama, romance, sex, blood and guts?
My stories are about romance. They include suspense, family drama, and a sensual/sexual
element. Some are sweet romance, some are hot. The romantic suspense titles include
a fair amount of action. I love creating families that stick together and take care of their
own, regardless of circumstances.
Do you have a favorite character in your stories? Who? and Why?
My favorite character would be Luke Manning from Zakia and the Cowboy. He’s just
the type of man I’d love to meet. Protective, loving, family oriented, and he’s a cowboy.
Although the fact that he’s a hunk doesn’t hurt any either.
How about your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you?
My least favorite character would be Roy Grayson, also from Zakia and the Cowboy.
He’s a conniving little weasel who looks out for no one but himself.
Give us an interesting fun fact or a few about your book or series:
Samantha Muldoon features in my Thunder Creek Ranch series. She is an ex-military
amputee and very independent.
Blake Bennett from Bad Boy Blake was the town’s bad boy. Now he’s the Sheriff, but
when he meets a feisty dance instructor, he runs through a gamut of emotions, not all of
I love Wendy and Jake in Blessed Homecoming. They help each other heal past hurts
while running for their lives.
Have there been any other authors who have inspired your work or helped you out with
I’ve read a lot of Nora Roberts, Danielle Steel, and John Grisham over the years. The
Harlequin forums were a big help as well. But I’d have to say that brainstorming with my
critique partners has been a big asset. Thank you DJ and Ju!
What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
Tell their friends. J Write a review. Some people find that word scary, but really,
all it means is to write down what you thought of the book and post it on Amazon,
Goodreads…wherever you purchased it.
Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published?
For readers…don’t be afraid to try new authors. There are a lot of good ones out there. If
you haven’t read any of mine yet, go to my website, Check out the blurbs, excerpts, and
reviews on the titles available. When you find one you’d like to read, send me a message.
The first 5 people to request a book will receive a free download.
Authors, be willing to hone your craft and accept criticism…both come with the territory.
But above all…write. That is what will get you published. I learn something new with
every book I write, every editor I’ve had, and the experience has been awesome.
Do you have a favorite author? If yes, what draws you to that person’s work?
Nora Roberts—her characters are down to Earth and her plots strong. She never
Can you remember one of the first things you wrote? What makes it memorable?
I remember writing an essay in grade school, which I earned an award for. Can’t for the
life of me remember what it was about though. J
In high school, I wrote a poem for Remembrance Day that was published in the Canadian
Where do you gather most of the inspiration for your works?
I’m not sure on that one. Something sparks an idea—a name, a place, a plot—and I write.
Do you have any other interesting hobbies, pets or stories you would like to share?
I actually live a pretty simple life…writing, reading, gardening, and spending time with
Favorite places to travel or visit?
Alberta, home of the Canadian cowboys. I lived there a few years back and wouldn’t
mind traveling there again. The next time though, I’ll attend the Calgary Stampede. I’ve
seen snippets on TV and it’s awesome. All that testosterone in one place. LOL
And now, before you go, how about a snippet from your book that is meant to intrigue
and tantalize us:( Include links to where we can find your work)
An excerpt from Gabriel:
Not wanting to appear too anxious, she waited until he came to the door. She opened it
and stood still, half in shock. He wore a navy blue, pinstriped suit, tailored to perfection. The
light blue dress shirt and two-tone blue tie enhanced the sapphire blue color of his eyes, made
them a focal point. Although the rest of him wasn’t bad either. His broad shoulders seemed
broader. His lean hips leaner. Her mouth watered and her insides clenched in need. She was a
sucker for a well-dressed man, especially one as handsome as Gabe.
“You look gorgeous. Ready to go?”
“Um, yes. You clean up real good too. Just let me grab my purse.”
The hotel had valet parking, so Gabe pulled up, handed off the keys, and escorted her
into the building. Gabe had taken her arm in his and they walked side-by-side. Several women
glanced their way with envious expressions, and some openly stared. It felt good to be with the
handsomest man in the place.
Gabe carried himself with an air of confidence that had everyone rushing to do his
bidding. The host seated them right away. He showed them to a small alcove dining area
that was relatively private. The maitre’d appeared as if by magic with menus and a bottle of
champagne, which he poured for them.
“To us and a great working relationship,” Gabe said as they clinked glasses.
Kristin’s spirits fell. “Is that what this dinner is about?” she asked.
“Sort of,” he answered. “Your thirty days are up and you’ve more than proved yourself
worthy and capable. Congratulations, Dr. Thornton. You are now a permanent employee of the
“Thanks, Gabe,” she said, forcing a smile to go with it. She’d waited for this day, had
looked forward to it, but the news arriving at this point in time left her feeling flat. Kristin had to
acknowledge the truth. She’d fallen for her boss and had hoped tonight would be the beginning
of a personal relationship.
“You don’t sound too enthused. I thought that was what you wanted.”
“It was. It is. It’s just that, well, I wasn’t expecting a celebration.” Which was true. She’d
expected, hoped for, so much more.
“Dining and dancing and the chance to hold a beautiful woman in my arms? How could
we not celebrate?”
“Well, when you put it that way…thank you. I love to dance. Do you?”
Gabe smiled lasciviously. “Oh, yeah. I love the slow tunes best.”
Their waitress arrived and they placed their orders. Talk focused on the clinic, their
personal likes and dislikes. By the time the meal was finished, Kris felt as if she knew Gabe
so much better. He paid the check and they crossed the lobby to the bar where a live band was
playing country music.
“We’ll find a table in a moment. I can’t wait another minute to hold you in my arms.”
He gathered her close and they swayed to the music, their bodies touching, a delicious
friction building as they moved together.
“Mmmm, this is nice,” he whispered in her ear, his warm breath causing delicious tingles
to run rampant through her system.
Kris didn’t speak a word, just snuggled in closer. Then the music stopped. She felt bereft
as he released her, although he retained hold of her hand.
“The band just announced their intermission break. Do you want to stay and wait for the
dancing to start again? Or go someplace more private?”
Do I? Oh, yeah. Do I dare? Not quite.
“Gabe, we have to live with ourselves in the morning and we work together every day.
I’m not sure going some place private is a good idea.”
“Totally understandable. But I want to kiss you and I’d like a more private place where I
can do so properly.”
“I’m being truthful here, Kris. Am I moving too fast?”
“No, not really.” They were still standing in the middle of the dance floor while the other
couples had returned to their seats. “I’m feeling a little conspicuous standing here. I think this is
definitely a conversation to hold elsewhere—maybe over coffee?”
“And I know just the place. Come on.”
Like high school kids, they rushed for the door hand-in-hand, earning a lot of curious
stares and smiles on their way out. Gabe held her close to his side as the valet went to fetch his
truck. It felt so good to be held like this. She could feel his warmth, smell the cologne emanating
from his skin. Spicy with a touch of musk, and it suited him. The valet held the door open and
Gabe handed her into the passenger seat. She buckled up and soon they were on their way. To
where, she had no idea, but she trusted the man behind the wheel. Wherever they were headed,
he’d get them there safely.
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