Thursday, April 2, 2015

RITA Nomination!!!

Hi gang,

I waited a few days to post this just to make sure I wasn't dreaming.

--pinches herself--Ouch. Nope, not dreaming.

With humongous happiness in my heart I will come out and say it.
I am a RITA-award nominated author. Woot woot!!! This is crazy exciting.

LOCK AND LOAD is going to the finals right beside J.D. Robb! Holy cow, I might explode with joy!

Thank you to the judges at RWA who read my book and felt it worthy to go to the next level.
Thank you dear family and friends who support and encourage me everyday.
Thank you God for this unbelievably beautiful gift.

I'm going to New York, baby. Oh my gosh! --pinches herself again--Ouch.

Big hugs to you all.

Have a wonderful Easter.


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Book Signing by NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Kimberley Troutte

Like Santa Barbara author Sue Grafton, local author Kimberley Troutte wrote “what she knew” and set God Whisperer in a fictional town that should feel familiar to Santa Ynez Valley residents. 

Solberg is a Danish community nestled in the hills above Santa Bonita California. Known for its aebleskivers, wineries, and quirky, loveable residents, it is suspiciously similar to the town Troutte loves to call home.

God Whisperer is an Inspirational Suspense about a mother and her young son who are hiding for their lives in Solberg when an ear surgery allows the boy to hear God.

The book came from being in a scary place when a mother realizes she is not good enough, strong enough, or smart enough to face the challenges ahead for her child.

Troutte credits her son, Logan Hernandez, as her inspiration.

Logan was born with one incomplete, deaf ear. The surgeons at UCLA created an eardrum and canal for him out of his own tissue when he was six years old. For the first time since birth, he could hear sounds with both ears. The miracle of it all fired up Troutte’s imagination and her desire to give back.

Logan is now fourteen and competes in mud runs like the local American Hot Shot mud run where he won first place in his group.

To help others going through similar trials, Kimberley Troutte is donating 10% of her author royalties to the American Society for Deaf Children.

She will also be signing her Romantic Suspense SEAL EXtreme Team series books.

Book signing:

February 18, 2015 from 4:00 – 6:00
The Book Loft
1680 Mission Drive, Solvang CA
(805) 688-6010
Cost: Free

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

SEALs of Winter Giveaway

Happy Thanksgiving!

I wish you and your families a loving, safe, and delicious weekend. Before you head off to be with your relatives, maybe you should get some books for the downtime when you are too stuffed to move.

Do I have the great books for you? Yes, indeedy.

Have you picked up your SEALs of Winter Superbundle yet? It is a top 100 bestseller at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and iBooks. Wooo-hooo! Thank you! For a limited time, it is a steal at 99 cents for nine books by NY Times and USA Today Bestselling authors. It's really good and I'm not just saying so because my UNDER THE RADAR is included. We've had 74 reviews on Amazon for an average of 4.9 stars.

Here are some quick links:

Amazon link     
B&N Nook link     
Kobo link     

As a thank you to our amazing readers, we SOS Ladies want to give our readers something special for Christmas. Click the link below to enter the Christmas Giveway for a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE of a Kindle Fire. Or other amazing gift card prizes.

But there's more! (Look out I might throw in the kitchen knives)

Just by entering and signing up for the author newsletters, you will receive not eight but NINE free books from us. Easy peasy and free. Now you'll have plenty to read while everyone is crashing from turkey overload.


Once you've unlocked the instructions for the books, you choose Kindle books (mobi) or epub (Nook) and the nine free books will download straight to your computer.

Here is a link to instructions from Amazon for uploading the mobi files to your kindle:
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Friday, October 24, 2014


Taking a moment today to say thank you to my readers. You all rock!

You've bought my books, told a friend, given me fantastic reviews, sent sweet personal letters and spread the news about my stories. You are the best readers a girl could have. And I'm not just saying that because you are so darned good looking either. I mean it from the bottom of my heart.

I am so, so grateful.

Do something nice for yourself today as a present from me.



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Choose Wisely

Did you do something kind for a stranger today? Yesterday?

Try to make a conscious effort to perform small acts of love for others. Those kind deeds will make all the difference in your day. I promise. Get out there and try it.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Book Blast --- TEXAS TWIST, by Cynthia Alba --- Giveaway


Real bad boys can grow up to be real good men.
Hit hard by the death of her parents, Paige Ryan needs to figure out what to do with her life. She moves to Whispering Springs, Texas, to be near her step-brother. But just as she starts to get her life on track, the last man she ever wanted to see again sends it right back off the rails.

Cash Montgomery was on the cusp of having it all. Three bull riding titles, fame, fortune and respect from his family. Until a bad bull leaves him injured, angry and searching for comfort at the bottom of a bottle. With nowhere to go, he moves into his sister-in-law’s old ranch house in Whispering Springs—which he’s surprised to find already occupied.
As Cash rebuilds the dilapidated home and Paige starts out on her medical career, their old friendship begins to reemerge and sparks are ignited. Paige knows that Cash is nothing but a heartache waiting to happen. But maybe this bad boy has grown up to be a real good man?

Warning: Watch out for falling lumber, falling in holes, and falling for the wrong guy…again. You can leave your hard hat on.

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Award winning author Cynthia D’Alba was born and raised in Arkansas. After being gone for seventeen years, she’s thrilled to be back home living on the banks of an eight-thousand acre lake. When she’s not reading, writing or plotting, she’s doorman for her two dogs, cook, housekeeper and chief bottle washer for her husband and slave to a noisy, messy parrot. She loves to chat online with friends and fans.

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“Here’s the deal, slick,” she said with a lift of an eyebrow. “I’m still attracted to you and, if I’m reading your kisses accurately, the feeling is mutual.” She sat back on her heels with a sigh. “I want to finish what we started seven years ago. Don’t freak out,” she added quickly when he opened his mouth to speak. “I’m not looking for long-term or asking for a commitment. Come fall, school’s going to be time consuming and tough. I won’t have the time or the energy for a relationship.” She shrugged. “So for as long as it lasts, I propose roommates with benefits. What do you say?”

Before I decide one way or the other, I want to make sure we’re clear on a few points. We have no future. There is no us. No long-term happy-ever-after. This isn’t a fairy tale, Paige. It’s real life.” He hated sounding so hard, so brusque, but she had to understand he had nothing to offer her. “If we do this, it’s just sex. Not making love or any other pretty label you might want to put on it. If it lasts through the summer, fine. We’ll go our separate ways when you leave for school. If either of us wants out before then, it’s over. No questions. No tears. No regrets.”