blog hop

#SpringFever! Woo! (Contest closed)

Congrats to winner Kalynn! I’m giving away a lot of books this month because, hey, I like it when people read my books. It makes me feel warm all over. In a good way–a full-body-blush kind of way. I’ve got to switch it up sometimes, though, so instead of a book for this hop, I’m Read more of this post »

Spring Fling (contest closed)

Congratulations to the winners! Joleene and Tista, please check your e-mail regarding your prize. Yay, it’s spring! (Sort of. Forecast is still calling for flurries in some places. What’s up with that?) I think after the long, cold winter, we could all use a bit of cheering up. I’m doing my part to raise spirits Read more of this post »

Love is in the [Wyoming] air! (contest closed)

Tomorrow is the official release of Teaching the Cowboy – my most gigantic book to date. It’s snarky and sexy and I’ve been waiting for it to see the light of day since November 2012! If you’re a fan of dark humor, you’ll love this one. Here’s the summary: She’s a Carolina beauty queen, not Read more of this post »

It’s worth celebrating. [Giveaway closed]

We have a winner! Congratulations, Nora. Check your email. As I’ve mentioned a few times in the past, I don’t set out to write mainstream books. Last I said last week, I never know what my casts are going to look like until the characters walk onto the page. But with that said–the “actors” I Read more of this post »

Location, location, location.

As you’ve probably figured out by now, most of my stories are set in North Carolina – mostly in a teeny little rural county called Chowan. It’s a real place. I swear. I grew up there (but not that much. I’m 5’2″.). Everything in my backlist is set there. In my contracted/yet-to-be-released titles, the only Read more of this post »

Want some candy? (Contest ended)

Thanks for hopping, folks! The winners, chosen by’s True Random Number Service are Melissa C and Jan D. Yayyyyy! I’ll email you both your copy of Mrs. Roth. *** Ew. That didn’t sound right. There’s a reason I don’t write marketing copy for a living. I do write the occasional kinky romp, sometimes, so Read more of this post »

Romping in a Crimson Wonderland (Giveaway ended)

We’ve got winnas! The grand prize winner of a $100 gift certificate is Marianne Theresa for commenting on Heather Thurmeier‘s post. $50 each to Shannon Grider with R.T. Wolfe and April Holgate with Nikkie Locke! The random winner of a copy of My Nora was Beckey. Beckey – keep an eye peeled on your email Read more of this post »

It’s a HOWLOWEEN blog hop! [contest closed - winner selected]

Commenter Vanessa N. is the winner of the ARe gift bucks! Please check your email (or spam box) for information from ARe about claiming your prize. *** Hey, this is fun, huh? It’s like a virtual “trick or treat” excursion, but the prizes won’t give you cavities (probably). What’s in my treat bucket? A $10 Read more of this post »

Happy Anniversary, Musa! (Contest Ended)

UPDATE! Congratulations to blog hop participants Catherine lee: KINDLE FIRE Duckysblue: SWAG BAG #1 Cassandra: SWAG BAG #2 Winnie: copy of Executive Decision (please email me at holley [at] and let me know what digital format you’d like!) *** About ten months ago I was living in a little corporate housing apartment following our Read more of this post »

Second to none! [contest ended]

Edited: congratulations to lucky commenter number 10! likes you! Gift coming your way. *** I love stories with big-ass casts. (Somewhere there’s an editor rubbing her wrist from all the unnecessary named characters she had to punt from my story.) Secondary characters are where most of my comic relief comes into play. Even when Read more of this post »