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June 15, 2016

Welcome to new subscribers! I know some of you found me through the Summer-RITA giveaway sponsored by nine of the RITA finalists in long contemporary romance. Congratulations to the ten winners of that giveaway, and especially to Sarah Mayer who won an autographed copy of my Susan Fox book, Home on the Range, and to Wendy Mitchell, the grand prize winner who won a $100 Amazon gift e-card.

Congratulations also to Nikki H of TX, the winner of my website opinion poll contest. She receives an autographed copy of her choice of my books plus a “Live, Laugh, Love” peacock mini-notepad.

My big news of the month is the release of Ring of Fire, the seventh Caribou Crossing Romance from Kensington Zebra (under my pen name Susan Fox). I’m thrilled by the review at RT Book Reviews:

“Fox’s latest has an emotionally wounded war veteran and an adorable kid at the center of a touching plot. Her honest storytelling is filled with sweet and raw moments that engage readers from the very first page. Both Eric and Lark are strong yet vulnerable, and among the tender moments, their fiery chemistry sizzles.”

I was also delighted to receive my career milestone pin from Romance Writers of America for 25 published romances!

It’s been a very busy month. I did page proofs for the final Caribou Crossing, Holiday in Your Heart, which will be out in October, did the second-to-last edit of Fly Away With Me (Blue Moon Harbor #1), started on Blue Moon Harbor #2, and put together a proposal pitching two more Blue Moon Harbor books. On top of all that, I also spent a great weekend as a presenter at the Word on the Lake Writers Festival in Salmon Arm, BC. Oh, and I critiqued a manuscript for a critique partner. And, unlike last May, I did not fall off a ladder and break my shoulder! Thank heavens!

The grass is growing like crazy and inside the house the dust bunnies are breeding, but you just can’t do everything, right? Writing, reading, and staying fit are my priorities. We’ve been having lovely weather here, early summer for sure but also with some rain which we definitely need. We’ve seen the first quail chicks, which is always a highlight of the year. Our hummingbirds are going nuts and necessitating frequent purchases of giant bags of sugar. But we figure it’s well worth it: they’re excellent entertainment. If you want to see photos of what’s going on in my life, pop over to my Facebook page.

I hope you’ve had a lovely spring too, and are looking forward to a fantastic summer.


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New Releases!

Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire

“Fox...proves again that she knows what women want in a contemporary romance.” (Publishers Weekly)

Title 7 in the Caribou Crossing Romances series

Fire chief Lark Cantrell firmly believes that she, her mom, and her ten-year-old son Jayden are the perfect family. Men, like her father and her ex-husband, canít be relied on—at least not for more than an occasional hookup. Major Eric Weaver has a single mission in life: to overcome his leg amputation and his PTSD and return to active service. As an army brat, heís convinced that a career soldier canít successfully have a family life. But when fate brings Eric and Lark together not once but twice, the cynical fire chief and the scarred soldier may just have to accept the writing on the wall: a happily-ever-after for everyone concerned.


Love Somebody Like You

Love Somebody Like You

Title 6 in the Caribou Crossing Romances series

When Ben Traynor, a sexy cowboy from Sally Ryland’s past, turns up at her Western riding school at the behest of her estranged family, the young widow must face the demons from her abusive marriage in order to heal and to not only reconnect with her past but move ahead to a bright new future.

Love Me Tender book

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?

Fly Close to the Sun book

Fly Close to the Sun

Lawyer Kieran Bridge’s carefully planned life has unraveled. Distraught, she travels to Crete—the island she and her deceased father had always been drawn to—in search of the key to her future. She finds far more than she’d bargained for: a country that awakens her senses and emotions, and a man who challenges her as she’s never been challenged before. She feels an inexplicable connection to Dr. Stefanos Dimitrakis, a fugitive accused of murdering his uncle. When Stefanos insists he’s innocent, Kieran’s instincts tell her to believe him—but in the past her judgment has failed her. How can she now believe in a bond that defies reason?


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