I like to adventure. I consider it a verb. I love to be outdoors and when the Seattle rain prevents that, I write books about heroines who are outdoors leading interesting lives. In the sunshine, I hike, water ski, kayak, goof around with my kids and dogs and love to stare at my pond fish wondering if they know they live in my backyard or think they exist in a wild swamp in Idaho.
I'm a mother, wife, dog owner, neighbor and friend who lives 40 minutes east of Seattle in Microsoft country amongst some of the nicest people I've ever met. I love my peeps. And I lurv my readers! LURV!
This is an amazing life.
Jamey Dunn has lost his ability to enter dreams and is running Tina's Maui dive shop while she enjoys motherhood. Losing the Dream Jumper title doesn't sit well and when his tracking expertise is needed in a family emergency, he flies to Carnation, Washington. As the situation gets more serious, Tina is needed and they take to the road on a manhunt of dangerous proportions that only Jamey can orchestrate. A dream lures them to an exotic country where a horrifying premonition reveals a death that must be prevented. At any cost.
Tina's devotion to motherhood is put to the ultimate test as she endeavors to protect her family in this strange land. But she can’t save Jamey from his past and they soon discover that turning over rocks has its price and carefully guarded secrets will surface eventually.
The Dream Jumper’s Pursuit is a journey of self-discovery for both Tina and Jamey with another incredible twist at the end you won’t see coming.
Stands Alone: yes
Can authors cook? You bet your Sweet & Savory recipes they can!
From soup to nuts, literally, you'll find a little bit of everything in here.
Sugar Cookies, Shrimp Creole, Apple Pie, Filet Mignon, Chocolate Cheesecake, Fried Chicken, Scones, Caesar Salad, Beef Kabobs, Gluten free Brownies, Oatmeal Cookies, Chicken Soup, Cinnamon Rolls, Strawberry Tarts, even a Gingerbread House, Gnocchi with Pesto, Fiesta Chicken, Mac Nut Ahi, Greek Salad, Sukiyaki, Clam Chowder, Oyster Burgers, Chili, Chicken Kiev, Chicken Gumbo, Chocolate Tarts, Jam, and many more.
In this cookbook you'll find over 70 recipes from 35 Amazon authors. Each recipe comes with a quote from the book it represents and the Amazon link to buy the book.
What are you having for dinner?
Tina has finally found a person she can trust. Or can she? Jamey might have secrets but are they only the ones he must keep as part of Sixth Force in the military? When Jamey leaves Maui for Seattle to visit his daughters, Tina worries that he’ll return to the war in Afghanistan. Circumstances soon lead her back to Mercer Island, to help with a family emergency. An uncovered secret has Tina doubting Jamey’s commitment to their relationship and when the military comes for Jamey, their relationship takes a strange turn. A series of events have the two trying to save each other’s lives in dire circumstances. But just when happiness looms, Jamey has a final secret that must be told to save Tina from Jamey’s worst nightmare.
Seattle food critic Jaxie Hart is dumped by her quarterback boyfriend and, hoping to show him her adventurous side, she goes on the famous reality show The Husband Hunt. When she finds out that the Bachelor is someone forbidden, Jaxie must consider taking herself out of the competition even though for the first time in her life she's actually falling in love with the wrong man.
Modeled after the hit ABC TV show THE BACHELOR, this series has been called "Like watching a season of The Bachelor!" & "Cute" & "Great before-bed reading to guarantee romantic dreams."
Kat Houston is one of the final two girls on America's favorite reality show, The Husband Hunt, when she's rejected by the Bachelor for all the nation to watch. Asked to be the show's next Bachelorette, Kat struggles to weed out the opportunists from the genuinely sweet men on the show, but it's not so easy to tell who is actually looking for a life partner and who is on the show to further his career. In the span of a few months, Kat is desperate to choose wisely and not waste this precious opportunity but what goes on behind her back, off camera, is ultimately shocking and heartbreaking.
CHANTICLEER BOOK REVIEWS' Top Pick 2013 Paranormal Mystery A man goes missing off Maui while surfing, leaving his wife to wonder until a former boyfriend turns up and offers to help solve the mystery, if she'll let him enter her dreams.
Tina Greene can't accept the presumed surfing death of her new husband, without a recovered body. Months after signing the death certificate, the Maui dive shop owner trades mourning for saving her business from bankruptcy. When Jamey Dunn walks back into Tina's Lahaina life things take a strange turn. Dreams of her husband, Hank, have the diver questioning her sanity and leaning heavily on Hank's best friend, Noble. Jamey is desperate to help Tina but then so is Noble--in a stifling protective way. When Jamey suspects Tina's eerie dreams hold clues to Hank's disappearance, he reveals his unbelievable ability to enter dreams. But for Tina, the decision to let Jamey into her subconscious has a price.
As Tina, Noble and Jamey decipher the mystery of Hank's disappearance, grave danger sets in to reveal one of the three is an imposter, one is flirting with insanity, and one is a liar.
Cuddle up with a loved one, a cup of hot cocoa or a mug of mulled cider with this cozy collection of Christmas Themed Love Stories...
BABY BLUES CHRISTMAS - Cathryn and Zach are newlyweds juggling business and careers, breaking and entering, and the tough task of baby making. Throw in a little family drama and a dark secret and it makes for a memorable first Christmas together. ~ Lori Leger
CHRISTMAS IN WHISTLER - Hurt by her ex-husband and his scheming girlfriend, Daria Stark hopes to leave her heartbreak behind during a week-long ski trip over the holidays. Can a sexy frenchman brighten her aura before she heads home to reality? ~ Kim Hornsby
GIFT FROM THE HEART - Simone escaped her past for ten long years, but when an old crush appears from out of nowhere, Christmas takes a nostalgic turn for the worst. Will it eventually bring her the peace and forgiveness she’s been missing in her life, or another case of heartbreak she can’t outrun? ~ Trish F. Leger
A HEART AWAKENS - As soon as Cara adopts a clever puppy, her life begins to change. When the widowed freelance writer starts to fall for a hunky landscaper, past troubles and feelings of loyalty to her dead husband threaten her chance at happiness ~ Karen Sue Burns
ONE STEP OVER THE MISTLETOE LINE - Claire’s plan to get away to a cabin for Christmas goes from perfect to complicated when her handsome neighbor RJ shows up in the middle of a snow storm. She immediately realizes the potential for trouble at this cozy cabin with bear skin rug and hot toddies aplenty. As if a Christmas Eve couldn’t get any more dangerous, there’s a bad Santa afoot.~ Carmine Valentine
Brighten your days and warm your nights with this charming collection of Sweet and Sensual Summer Themed Love Stories...
SUMMER LOVIN’ - Garden gnomes are mysteriously appearing at Ella's townhouse complex. When Jim, a sexy as hell detective with ulterior motives, agrees to help her solve the whodunit, their mutual attraction takes them from gnomes to ninety in record time. ~ Karen Sue Burns
DO-OVER SUMMER - The summer starts out on the wrong foot for Jewell Price, bookstore owner on Daniels Island. Infatuated with the visiting celebrity novelist, Matt Cross, Jewell soon finds herself in too deep with a man who may be interested in her for all the wrong reasons. ~ Kim Hornsby
STILL LOVING CAT - Zachary has waited over a decade to marry the only girl he's ever loved. Two weeks shy of their much anticipated wedding day, an accident has Cathryn waking in a hospital with no memory of the last year of her life. Can Zach love her enough to remind her of all the reasons she gave up an ex-fiancee and the picture perfect lifestyle she thought she had in Dallas? ~ Lori Leger
THE LAST BLIND DATE - When Mimi's best friend sets her up with Derek on a blind date, neither of them have a clue what's in store. Charming and handsome, Derek displays just enough stubbornness to fall short of Mimi's ideal man. After one evening on a dangerous, champagne-fueled thrill ride through the shadowy foothills of the Cascade Mountains, she begins to reconsider. ~ Carmine Valentine
After a stalker's attack, rock star Goldy Crossland flees L.A. for her secluded lake house in Northern Washington. Retired from the music business, she hopes to avoid both the press and her psychotic fan. But obscurity leaves her restless, and when a mysterious--and disturbingly handsome--new neighbor moves in, she can't resist spying.
Pete Bayer is undeniably attractive, but Goldy quickly realizes there's something strange going on in the log house across the bay. Is he a member of the paparazzi? Or a much more sinister threat? Despite her suspicions, Goldy can't deny her fascination with him.
When the press discovers her hideout, it's Pete who offers an escape route, but it comes with a price. Unwillingly drawn into his dangerous world, Goldy soon learns the reason behind Pete's secrecy--and her crush on her charming neighbor takes a deadly turn.