Wow! Where did the last six months go?

Today I came to this site to update my header to a fall scene (something I do about this time every year. What did I see? My last post was entitled “Spring?” and dated February 21st. I had no idea it had been that long since I posted! That was before most of us had even heard of coronavirus or Covid-19. If we had heard of it, it was something far, far away in China. It wouldn’t ever affect our lives here in the United States. If you read my last post, the heaviest thing on my mind was if the danger of frost was over so I could plant spring flowers. My, how our world had changed in the last six months! No matter where you fall on the political spectrum of all of this, I think we will all agree our lives have been changed in ways we never imagined. Quarantine, social distancing, mask mandates, schools closed, events cancelled–all concepts that were completely foreign to me six months ago, concepts that were completely foreign to me for the over sixty years I’ve been alive. And yet, here we are. Living day to day and trying to make the best decisions possible for ourselves, our loved ones, and all of society.

To say it’s been a wake-up call would be too simple. We’ve all had to examine our lives and what’s most important to us. Some things have fallen by the wayside, while others have become more important. Apparently, writing on this blog fell by the wayside for me. I’m not happy about that. I like to interact with all of you who read this, but it happened. Anyway, I’m back, still writing, and getting ready to make a long distance move back home. For the most part, my life has been thankfully untouched by all that is going on around me. My loved ones are all safe and healthy and learning to deal with our new normal. I try to make smart decisions each and every day. I hope all of you are doing the same.

I’d love to hear from you, if you want to leave a comment. Let me know how you’re doing. We’re all in this together. Much love to all.

SPRING?

Is it Spring yet? No matter where you reside, when we reach the end of February, you’re bond to hear this sentiment. If you live in the southern United States like I currently do, the answer is almost. In a couple more weeks it will be safe to plant without fear of frost. On my morning walk today, I saw yards filled with blooming daffodils, pansies, forsythia, and flowering trees. The azaleas are starting get their first blooms.

If, however, you live farther north, like my former home in Colorado, consistent warmer temperatures are still several months away. Although you may experience beautiful, warm March days, the next day you may get several feet of snow. The danger of frost stays until after Mother’s Day, regardless of the fact that the first day of spring is on the calendar in March.

Why do we look so forward to spring? Probably for many reasons. The days get longer, and the gloom of winter fades. Spring signals a new beginning, a time that reflects hope. A sign that no matter how dark our lives get, there will be a brighter tomorrow. There’s something so reassuring about watching tiny plants emerge from the recently frozen ground. Seeds that never gave up, but merely waited for their season. I love that!

It’s similar to the reason I write romances. I love the happy endings. Readers can pick up a romance novel and be assured that no matter how bad a situation may appear, that it will get better, the characters will fall in love, and they will have a happy ending. After all, isn’t that we all want for our lives?

So find hope in the anticipation of spring, whether it’s next week or next month or a ways down the road.

My latest novel, Climb up to Love,  was released last week. If you love stories of hope and new beginnings, get your copy now, and see how Sierra and Storm find a new beginning and overcome the darkness of their pasts. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084BP9GW6

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New release-Box set

Hi everyone. I hope you are enjoying 2020 so far. Today is cold and rainy so a great day to sit inside and write 🙂  I wanted to let you know that I’ve just released a new box in my Peakview Series. This box set contains books 6-8, which goes through an entire year in Peakview, Colorado. You’ll enjoy your favorite Peakview residents as well as meet some newcomers to the tight-knit community. Download your copy now at 35% off the cost of buying these three books individually. Happy Reading. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08432CKK1

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It’s November 1st-Release day

Hi everyone. Are you ready for November? After weather in the 90’s for most of October here in Texas, we woke up to 28 degrees this morning, brrr! I spent a productive morning taking down my Halloween decorations and replacing them with Thanksgiving ones 🙂 I love decorating for all of the holidays. Let’s all remember this month to be thankful for all the good in our lives. I am thankful for all of my readers.

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Aspen Ridge Ride into love

I have another reason to celebrate today. Book 5 in my Aspen Ridge series, Ride into Love, a story of hope and second chances is now available. You can buy it here.   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZN61C332 

Great Holiday Deal

Hi Everyone, Just wanted to let you know that my Christmas in Peakview Box Set is free for your kindle today through Friday. Now you can get all three heartwarming holiday stories in the Peakview Series, Colorado Cowboy Christmas, Colorado Golden Sunrise, and A Peakview Christmas bundled together for your convenience at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X6GJXG8

Christmas Pre-orders

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Hi Everyone. Now that autumn is upon us my new Christmas Novella, Remember Christmas, is available for pre-order at Amazon. com. If you believe that it is never too late to fall in love, you will love this story about falling in love and Christmas miracles. Check it out here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X4B95QF 

Also, I have bundled the three Christmas stories from my Peakview Series into a Christmas in Peakview Box Set at a significantly reduced price until Christmas. You can pre-order the box set at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X6GJXG8

Free Ebook Romance

Mountain Cowboy, book ten in the Peakview Series is free for your kindle today through Friday at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DX7526T

Get your copy today and experience summer romance in the Colorado Rocky Mountains where love is always in the air.

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Enter Now

HAYMAKER-BB-Sweet-Mild-Contemporary-Rom-Aug-19Hey everyone, I hope you are surviving the summer heat. I wanted to let you know about a great opportunity to win some sweet romances, including my latest release, Come Home to Love. These books are great summer reads whether you’re lounging by the pool, enjoying an escape to the mountains, or sitting inside in the air-conditioning. If you go to Bookbub.com and follow us, you will be entered. The more authors you follow, the more chances yo have to win. Contest runs from now until August 14th.

Enjoy the rest of your summer. Fall will be here soon!

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Audio Book

I’m very happy to announce that the first book in my Peakview Series, Colorado Sunset, is now available in Audio book format at audible.com. Go back to where it all began in this first in an eleven book series, set in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. I know you’ll love my fabulous narrator, Sarah Sampino.  You can download it here: https://www.audible.com/pd/B07SS5Y6NL/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-154087&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_154087_rh_us

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Free box set

04-Books-Mockup skewed front copy 2 - Copy (800x732)Come home to where it all began. The Box Set of the first four books in my Peakview Series is free for your kindle today through Saturday at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RVMVPW8  Don’t miss this chance to get to know the residents of this small mountain town.

Peakview, Colorado, nestled high in the Colorado Rockies is home to quirky characters we’ve all come to know and love. Jill Haymaker had bundled the first four books in her Peakview series.

In book one, we arrive in Peakview with June Meyers as she looks for a new start in life and finds romance with the handsome widower, Jeff Walker, at his Walker Horse Ranch.

In book two, Violet Woods, the owner of the town’s café and self-appointed match-maker finds her own second chance at romance with Howard Crandall, the local mechanic. Although Violet is great at finding the perfect match for everyone else, can she find a happy ending for herself?

In book three, we go back to Walker Ranch, where the handsome young cowboy, Luke Walker, is forced to confront his feelings when his high school sweetheart, Penny Anderson, returns for the summer. Having just finished college, Penny can’t deny the feelings she still has for Luke, but can Peakview County provide a career for her? She’s not willing to give up everything she’s worked so hard to achieve.

And finally in book four, Howard’s daughter, Melanie Gentry, moves to Peakview to give herself and her daughter the chance to get to know the father she never knew. Little did she know, that she’d also have a chance at love with the dashing cowboy, Hank Dalton. Add a foster child and a rescue dog into the mix, and sparks are sure to fly. Can they all create a home and a family?

Come home to Peakview, Colorado, where everyone has a chance at love.