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My first romance, a time travel set during the Civil War is still available in print and as an e-book.

Blurb: Philadelphia newspaper reporter, Erin Branigan, is engaged to marry an up-and-coming lawyer, but dreams of a man from the past change those plans and start her on a journey beyond time. After a car accident, Erin wakes to find herself living in the 1860s in a Confederate army camp.

Captain Will Montgomery, the man of her dreams, is now a flesh and blood Rebel soldier who sets her soul aflame. But the Irish beauty holds a secret he needs to unravel before he can place his trust in her.

Can she correct a mistake made long ago that caused his death and denied her the love she was meant to have? Or is she doomed to live out her life with nothing but regret?

Excerpt:
She gazed up into his dark eyes. Up close they were a deep, chocolate brown. He was so damned attractive in that uniform. Clearing her throat, she found her voice. “I appreciate what you did, Captain. That man’s been harassing me.”

“I suspected as much. Wagner doesn’t seem to know how to be respectful to a woman.”

She had trouble finding the words to reply. The aroma of sandalwood and his unique masculine scent that had floored her when he’d carried her into Doc’s tent left her flabbergasted.

“I’d warned Wagner to stay away from you,” he said.

“He was so drunk, I don’t think any warning would have stopped him.”

“He didn’t hurt you–”

She shook her head, noting the concern in his eyes. “All I could think to do was get out of the tent.”

“That was wise, ma’am.”

She glanced at the bundle he still held. “Are those for me?”

He grinned. “If you don’t mind, ma’am. I have two shirts that need washing.”

“My pleasure.” When he handed her the clothes, their hands briefly touched. Electricity shot through her. She caught his gaze.

His eyes widened. He swallowed and backed away a few steps, then tipped his cap.

“Ma’am.” He turned away.

She watched him cross the camp and disappear from sight. If a reason existed for her coming to this time period, it had to be Will Montgomery. But why had this happened? Would she ever go back to her old life, or was she stuck here forever?

Although she’d tried to hold her emotions in check, the tension that had been building for the last few days caused her eyes to burn at the prospect. A sob built at the back of her throat. She dropped the clothing she’d been sorting in the basket and scurried into the privacy of her tent.

Erin’s Rebel, available at The Wild Rose Press, Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Read opening chapters and reviews at my website.

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I’ve got a brand new wordpress blog and the first post is some very exciting news to share.

My American Victorian romance, Cassidy’s War, is now complete and will be released from The Wild Rose Press on 1/13/12.

Here’s the blurb and an excerpt.

Blurb:

The Civil War is over, but Cassidy’s War is just beginning.

Cassidy Stuart longs to attend medical school. Training beside her physician father and serving as a nurse during the war, have only increased her desire to be a doctor with her own practice.  When the man who’d left her at the altar returns, she’s determined not to let him upset the plans she’s set for herself.

Until his mission is accomplished, George Masters must hide his identity as a Pinkerton agent as he investigates a physician living in George’s former hometown, a short distance from Cassidy’s home. When he finds Cassidy hasn’t married, he hopes he can rekindle their love while trying to protect her and townsfolk from the evil Dr. Madison.

Can their love be renewed despite the villain’s desire for revenge against them both?

Excerpt:

“I saw you at the tavern last night. With him.”

She frowned.
   
He released his grip on her arm.

Taking a step away, she adjusted her felt hat. “Well, yes. I’m still trying to gather information, if you even care about the investigation anymore.”

He caught the ire in her tone. “Did you?”

She shook her head. “Not anything that will help.”

“I don’t want you involved in the investigation any longer. It’s too dangerous.”

“But we can’t just allow him to go free.” Her fists clenched.

“I didn’t say I’m abandoning the investigation, but there’s more to it than you know.”

Cassidy frowned. “What do you mean?”

He shook his head. “I can’t tell you right now…but I don’t want to see you anywhere near the man.” He raised a finger. “I mean it, Cassie.”

Her gaze darkened. He almost swore her eyes would spit fire. “I can’t promise anything, George. You aren’t being honest with me. How can I trust you? I’ll do what it takes until he’s brought down.”

He grasped her arm. “You are being reckless. If your mother knew the risk you take by allowing Madison to court you, she wouldn’t permit you to leave the house.”

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