My son is visiting from Seattle to work as the sound engineer while I read THE LONER for Audible, so we’re going to celebrate Thanksgiving early. I’ve invited a few friends to join us at the table, since the more food–and friends–the merrier. My kids (and grandkids) love my mashed potatoes, which can be made ahead and warmed Thanksgiving Day.  HERE’S MY RECIPE:  8 medium Idaho potatoes, peeled and boiled. Mash with 1/2 stick of butter, 3 oz. Philadelphia Cream Cheese, and 8 oz. of sour cream. Salt to taste. Put in buttered casserole dish and dot with the other 1/2 stick of butter. Cover and store in fridge. On Thanksgiving Day, put in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until warm. And enjoy!
Booksweeps Giveaway

I’ve teamed up with 52 fantastic authors to give away a huge collection of Regency & Victorian romances to 2 lucky winners, PLUS a brand new eReader to the Grand Prize winner! Oh, and did I mention you’ll receive a collection of FREE ebooks just for entering? You can win my novel, CAPTIVE, plus books from authors like Georgette Brown and Samantha Holt. Enter the giveaway Nov. 6-13 by clicking here: Good luck and enjoy!

Just 5 Days Left!
Pay just $9.50 for both books! TEXAS BRIDE and SINFUL are on sale together for this special offer running until November 7 at your local Walmart. Enjoy!


Maverick Heart Has a New Cover

I wrote Maverick Heart as a sequel to The Inheritance more than thirty yaers ago. I remember creating the first draft of the books while listening to the rousing theme song from the very first Jurassic Park. Thanks in part to such stirring music, I managed to put my characters in terrible trouble–and never let them out.

I don’t usually read my books once they’re published (I can’t resist the urge to keep editing), so I had no idea what to expect when I reread Maverick Heart for republication all these years later. What a wonderful surprise to discover civilized Englishmen, what would be called green horns, being put to the test–and surviving–the rigors of life on the frontier. Stampeding buffalo, marauding Sioux, freezing snowstorms, bucking broncs, and a rattlesnake in a young man’s bedroll–they’re all here to enjoy.

Best of all, Maverick Heart offers two romance stories in one. Not only will you join the quest to be reunited with a long-lost love by Verity, Lady Talbot, Countess of Rushland, and Miles Broderick, Viscount Linden, you’ll also experience the adventures of their grown son, Randal Talbot, Earl of Rushland, and his fiancee, Lady Winifred Worth, the daughter of a duke (who’s sure Rand “isn’t the one” but defies her parents and travels with him to America anyway). Enjoy!

Reissue coming December 5, 2017.
Click here to pre-order your copy of Maverick Heart today!

Coming February 28, 2018

SURRENDER, the third book in my Bitter Creek King’s Brats series, is available for pre-order. Let me know if you’d like to sign up for my Review Crew to get your Advanced Reading Copy (ARC). Watch for the fourth book, SULLIVAN’S PROMISE, coming soon!

Click here to pre-order your copy of SURRENDER today!

November Giveaway!

Click here to register to win an autographed copy of SINFUL and SHAMELESS from Joan’s newest Bitter Creek King’s Brats series, plus a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card!

Take care and happy reading,

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