Married Under the Mistletoe

I love this time of year. I’m a Hallmark Christmas movie junkie. I believe in the magic of Christmas lights. I listen to Bing Crosby and dream of a white Christmas the DAY after Halloween. I think a hot cup of coffee, a good book, and a warm blanket on a cold, snowy day can…

A Little Branding Going On…

Good afternoon! I received a few emails about the header change. LOL So here’s the deal… My books aren’t spicy, nor are they sweet. For some readers, the lack of sex scenes in my books rub them the wrong way (see what I did there). For other readers who enjoy sweet books, the cursing in…

Moving to Minnesota!

I didn’t know how much crap I had until it was time to pack up and move. It’s astonishing, really. The things we keep. The first day I started packing, I kept almost everything. I couldn’t part with a book I hadn’t touched in YEARS. Or that coffee mug that my husband and I bought…

Dakota Lightning

If you haven’t picked up a copy of Dakota Lightning, here’s an excerpt just to throw in a little temptation. 🙂 Read Chapter One HERE. Chapter Two Abby’s hands were shaking as she held them under the bathroom faucet in Dan and Alice’s temporary trailer house, which sat not far from the lively reception. She…

Getting Back in the Saddle!

Things have been insanely busy around the McClure household. Like most, we had some setbacks in 2020–mostly health related–but I think we’re back on track. 🙂 My daughter, Sarah, and her husband, Joe, just moved to our sleepy little town, so that was awesome! She’s a teacher and he’s a deputy sheriff. And yes, he’s…

SavvyAuthors Craft Books

SavvyAuthors has paired with some of their instructors to publish the most popular workshops on their website. The books are edited by Jennifer Herrington (fabulous editor), and I’ve produced the covers. Check out our first craft book by Angela Knight! How to Write Fight Scenes New York Times bestselling genre author Angela Knight shares the…

Working on a FREE book — Dakota Sunshine

Despite local restaurants being closed and my favorite store, Hobby Lobby, closed as well, I’ve been staying busy! (Actually, Hobby Lobby is open again. Already been there. Already purchased mad amounts of decor. I’m feeling a little better about life in general as a result!) So now that I have a little happy purchasing under…

Dakota Storm is FREE for a limited time!

The Ebook version of Dakota Storm is FREE for a limited time. I know a lot of us are stuck inside our homes and we’re getting tired of checking on the Coronavirus death numbers and watching press conferences. (Who doesn’t love those Cuomo brothers?) Anyway, I hadn’t planned on making Dakota Storm free until July,…

Crazy in Love – A 90 Minute Read

Just a quick note to let everyone know that I started a new series. It was meant to give me a break from my town in my Dakota Series, ‘Garner’, and those characters. Crazy in Love is a short story and only .99 cents. It’s up on Amazon for pre-order and will be available on…

Dakota Storm – Excerpt Time!

Dakota Storm will be up for pre-order soon! Right now I’m working on the blurb <– slightly nightmarish, but necessary. I thought I’d share the first scene today. This is a New Adult Romance set in a small town. New Adult can best be explained very simply: These characters are right out of college. They’re…

Christmas 2018

December 2018 was a little tough here in the McClure household! Hubby was in the hospital with encephalitis for a week, and I ended up with a head cold from hell (probably from being in the hospital with him). His eyesight even went wonky, to the point where he was seeing double, and he had…

Second-Pass Edits on Dakota Storm

Today I start second-pass edits on the first book in my Dakota Cowboy series, Dakota Storm. Because I’m going ‘indie’ (self-publishing), I knew I would need a rockstar developmental editor, and I found one in Jennifer Herrington. I highly recommend her. She slapped my ass with an eight-page, first-pass editorial letter that had my head…