I love fall. I could squeeze it with a big hug. Temps are cooler, leaves are beautiful, and the crisp air invigorates us.
But this year I especially love fall because I have TWO October releases: a Christmas story, SINGLE DAD’S CHRISTMAS MIRACLE and a surprisingly sexy novella called THE SHERIFF’S SECRET in THE BILLIONAIRE’S MATCHMAKER anthology.
SINGLE DAD’S CHRISTMAS MIRACLE is the wonderful story of a hero whose wife died only six months after the birth of their second child. To make matters worse, his wife’s lover threw himself over her coffin and made a public scene about how the hero refused to divorce his wife – when poor Clark Beaumont didn’t even know his wife was unhappy. And even worse, he now doesn’t know if his daughter Teagan really is his daughter.
Three years later, Althea Johnson, sister of Missy Johnson from A FATHER FOR HER TRIPLETS, applies for the job of homeschool facilitator of Clark Beaumont’s son, Jack. There’s an instant attraction, but Clark is gun shy and Althea has returned to Maryland to make peace with her past, which means confronting the father who abused her and Missy. She doesn’t want to be attracted to anyone. But Jack and Teagan remind her of herself when she was younger, desperate for love and affection, and she can’t resist giving it. In fact, she falls into the role of mother for these sad kids as if she were born to it. And her attraction to Clark is equally easy. She would fall in love with him in a heartbeat, except as an abuse survivor, she doesn’t really know what love is or how to be a part of a family. It’s uplifting to watch Clark bring her into his little fold. It’s a Christmas miracle for Althea as much as Clark…until her dad finds her and HE decides it’s time they face their past and not in the good way Althea needs.
If you like this story, don’t forget I have oddles of older Christmas stories now available in ebooks…THE MAGIC OF A FAMILY CHRISTMAS, HER BABY’S FIRST CHRISTMAS, KISSES ON HER CHRISTMAS LIST, BABY BENEATH THE CHRISTMAS TREE a two book anthology with the lovely and talented Barbara Wallace.
For those of you looking for something a little sexier, my second October release, THE SHERIFF’S SECRET, from THE BILLIONAIRE’S MATCHMAKER anthology, is the novella for you. Marney Fields and Dell O’Neil have both been divorced for a while. Having sworn off relationships, neither likes the fact that Charlie, the matchmaking Jack Russell Terrier that Marney’s dog-sitting, continually throws them together. Until they realize that maybe what they both need is a no-strings attached affair. Everything would be great, except they fall in love and neither knows how to handle it. Especially since Dell is hiding something that makes it impossible for him to make the kind of commitment Marney needs.
Matchmaking Charlie is the star of this anthology that also features stories from Shirley Jump, Jackie Bruan, and Barbara Wallace. We think you’re going to fall in love with Charlie as much as you will the great heroes and heroines he plots to marry off! LOL
For those of you who like getting free books, there’s a MUST LOVE DOGS post on my SUSAN MEIER’S BOOKS facebook page that will give you a chance to enter to win books from me, Shirley, Jackie and Barbara. Just post a picture of your pooch and you’ll be entered in the drawings.
For those of you looking for my 2014 workshop schedule…I’ve decided to list next year’s workshops on the NEWS page. Click on the link to see my schedule, but check back. That schedule gets updated regularly as I add workshops!
Enjoy fall! Have some cider. Take a trip to see the beautiful trees (especially in Pennsylvania)! And don’t forget SINGLE DAD’S CHRISTMAS MIRACLE and THE SHERIFF’S SECRET from THE BILLIONAIRE’S MATCHMAKER anthology. The perfect chilly afternoon reads!