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October 2014

I hope you’re enjoying a lovely autumn. We’ve had some beautiful days—along with some gray, drizzly ones that have me missing summer.

The sixth Caribou Crossing title is now written and sent off to my publisher—and I’m gearing up for the release of number five, Love Me Tender, on December 2. I’ve added the cover, an excerpt, behind-the-scenes notes (along with a song list for the book), a recipe, and a discussion guide to my website. Check them out!

I’m also getting ready for the Surrey International Writers Conference (October 25-27) where I’ll be presenting workshops on “Critiquing the Critique Group” and “Does Size Matter? Writing novels, novellas and short stories.” I’ll also be participating on a panel called “Making Connections: The art of writing realistic human relationships,” doing some blue pencil critiquing, and participating in the book fair.

The tenth volume of “Sweet Indulgences” short stories is now available. It contains two stories. In “Taking the Alleys,” Jeff has always told Bear to trust his instincts—but does he dare trust them to bring him all the way from Alberta to Vancouver to ask her to share his future? When widowed Lynne and divorced Paul both turn up dressed as hippies for their Halloween blind date, it’s a sign that it’s going to be “One Magical Halloween Evening.”

Congratulations to my latest opinion poll contest winner, Deanna S of MA, who has won an autographed ARC (advance reader copy) of Love Me Tender. The prize for my next opinion poll contest is a Victoria firefighter calendar for 2015. Enter on the Contest page.



Check out the Events page for more info about Susan’s activities, and photos from past events.

Having trouble finding my books?

If you can’t find my books in your "bricks and mortar" store, don’t forget, you can order online from a variety of sources. I’ve included purchase links for several stores, including Independent Booksellers. If a new book hasn’t been released yet, you can pre-order so it will be delivered immediately on release.

Opinion Contest

Every month I run an opinion poll contest. Answer this month’s question and your name will be entered for the chance to win a special prize. Check out the details on the Contest page.

Newsletter, give-aways and discussion questions

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Love Me Tender book

Coming on December 2, 2014!

Love Me Tender

Title 5 in the Caribou Crossing Romances series.

Inn-owner Dave Cousins is known as the nicest—and loneliest—guy in town. Dare he risk his damaged heart again, on a free-spirited drifter? Like the wild goose tattooed on her shoulder, Cassidy Esperanza goes wherever the wind takes her, yet she has to admit there’s something seductive about Caribou Crossing—and especially Dave. But when she faces a life-changing medical diagnosis, her first instinct is to take flight once more. Is Dave strong enough to help them both face their fears and believe that sometimes love truly can last a lifetime?

Stand by Your Man book

New Releases!

Stand by Your Man

Title 4 in the Caribou Crossing Romances series.

Dedicated RCMP Corporal Karen MacLean secretly longs for marriage and a home like the one she grew up in, but most men are intimidated by her uniform. Not much intimidates undercover cop Jamal Estevez, however. His only problem is believing—and proving—that a recovering alcoholic who’s never had a real home deserves the love of a woman like Karen.

Bound to be Dirty

Title 3 in the Dirty Girls Book Club series.

When Lily Nyland’s book club chooses an erotica novel featuring BDSM, the family practice doctor finds the subject problematic. A strong feminist, she believes in independence and equality between sex partners – and that’s exactly what she has with her helicopter bush pilot husband Dax Xavier. What they don’t have is time together, true intimacy, communication, and a deep level of trust. In fact, their marriage is in serious trouble. When Dax, home for Christmas, starts spicing up their sex life with naughty tricks he’s borrowed from her book, she’s shocked to find herself turned on. Can passion and kinky sex trigger the kind of intimacy and communication that will help Lily and Dax determine whether they still love each other and whether their marriage is worth fighting for?

Sweet Indulgences: heartwarming short romances

These sweet short stories are designed for the busy woman who deserves a few minutes of self-indulgence – on the bus or train to work, during coffee or lunch break, while waiting to pick the kids up, sitting in the doctor or dentist’s waiting room, sinking into a bubble bath before bed, or . . . well, I’m sure you get the picture.

Sweet Indulgences 1 Sweet Indulgences 2 Sweet Indulgences 3 Sweet Indulgences 4 Sweet Indulgences 5
Sweet Indulgences 6 Sweet Indulgences 7 Sweet Indulgences 8 Sweet Indulgences 9 Sweet Indulgences 10


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