I am a Canadian author of romantic novels and short stories that often show plus-sized women living rich, involved lives--as they should!. Enjoy your tour of my site. I'd love to hear from you.
There is a new contest at Nice Girls Reading Naughty Books that looks like a lot of fun, and it's easy to participate. Here's the blurb:
To celebrate the launch of NICE GIRLS READING NAUGHTY BOOKS, host Bernadette Walsh is throwing a SUMMER OF LOVE contest. On Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day she will pick winners at random from anyone who either "likes" the NICE GIRLS READING NAUGHTY BOOKS Facebook fan page or follows the show on blogtalkradio. Prizes include gift certs for the Kindle bookstore and the Coffee Time Romance e-bookstore along with 29 and counting books from talented new and established romance and YA writers. All it takes is a click, plus you'll be able to get updates for upcoming episodes of NICE GIRLS READING NAUGHTY BOOKS, a fun and informative chat show about romance novels!
Pearlsong Press has released my romance novel Kiss Me, Nate! It is available in print and a variety of ebook formats, including Kindle. Find out more here. I just love the cover design. It captures the jist of the tale beautifully. And if you've ever participated in small town community theatre (which I did for 25 years), this book's for you. (I just got my author copies today via courier, and the book is beautiful!)
Here's the blurb:
BBW highschool teacher Julie McClure lives a quiet life in small town Port Henry. At one time, she aspired to a life in the theater, and landed an apprenticeship at the prestigious Stratford Festival Theatre in the wardrobe department. But an affair with an actor that summer which ended badly sent her running back to the safety of home. The actor went on to Hollywood fame and fortune. Julie was left with a broken heart and a mistrust of men.
Nate Sanderson has just arrived in Port Henry after leaving a successful teaching/coaching career in Toronto. Also left behind is the ex-wife who broke his heart.
Theatre is in Julie’s blood, so she joined the local community theatre group, a band of eccentric and diverse characters. When the resident director falls ill, Julie is coerced into directing the play written by her best friend, Dick Strand, the school librarian. And when the leading man is in an accident that lands him in hospital, Nate is recruited to join the club.
Julie and Nate’s first meeting bodes ill for any future relationship, but as they work through the production, and through a series of vandalisms that threaten to close down the show, they find themselves drawing closer together until they realize they have fallen in love. When the vandalism becomes personal for Julie, it is Nate who rescues her in true leading man manner.