Wednesday, May 1, 2019

PROMISE ME A RAINBOW, RT Top Pick, RWA RITA Finalist, ON SALE

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ON SALE in All eBook Formats. 99 cents. May 1- May 15.

 Deserted by her husband because she couldn't have children, Catherine Holben is still recovering from the pain of her divorce. But her life is changed forever when she makes a purchase in a quaint curio shop. She meets handsome, hardworking Joe D'Amaro, a widower and father of three, and his precocious seven-year-old daughter, Fritz. Joe needs help with Fritz, but he is too proud to admit it. Neither Catherine nor Joe can ignore the love that quickly blossoms between them. Maybe they can have a wonderful life together . . . if only Joe's still-grieving older daughter, Della, will accept a new woman in her father's life.

Friday, March 22, 2019

(The) WRITiNG LIFE--It's ON SALE. (I think)

The Music Box by [Reavis, Cheryl]
















THE MUSIC BOX

(from the Navajo "Family Blessings" series)

ON SALE
$0.99 (I think)

An affordable and moving love story about finding "home" and at long last,  finding "family."

Saturday, February 2, 2019

(The) WRITING LIFE--BAND OF BROTHERS--Now On Sale






BAND OF BROTHERS

DUTY. HONOR. NO MAN LEFT BEHIND

Marine Sergeant Joshua Caven

Josh finally has his shattered personal life in some kind of order. He has found the family he never knew he had, and thanks to them, he can do his duty and complete his deployment in Afghanistan, knowing his baby daughter is safe. It should be smooth sailing...until Chris Young--the living, breathing reason his wife abandoned him and their baby--is assigned to his unit.

Corporal Danny Benton

Danny knows the Marine Corps basically saved his life, but he still feels guilty for joining--escaping--and leaving his younger brother to deal with their alcoholic father. But there's nothing he can do except be the best Marine he can be and to come home and marry his girl. He has no reason to think she won't wait for him--until a Dear John letter arrives.

Hospital Corpsman Chris Young

It's hard enough to be a sand sailor working with a group of Marines, but when his unit is headed up by the man he unwittingly betrayed, it definitely gets uncomfortable. Then an encounter with local hostiles goes horribly wrong and both men are wounded. His sergeant is in the hospital, fighting for his life. All because he saved Chris's.


A Marine does his duty, no matter what. But what none of them expects is to have their upended lives suddenly made even more complicated by...love.

BAND OF BROTHERS, the stand alone sequel to the THE MARINE (winner of the EPIC 2018 Award for Best Contemporary Fiction).
On Sale in all ebook platforms February 1 - February 15, 2019.
$0.99
And others.

Friday, January 18, 2019

(The) WRITING LIFE: BAND OF BROTHERS Going On Sale





BAND OF BROTHERS, the stand alone sequel to the THE MARINE, which was the winner of the EPIC 2018 Award for Best Contemporary Fiction, will be on sale in all ebook platforms February 1 - February 15, 2019. 
$0.99 

Monday, December 24, 2018

WRITING (About) LIFE and (The) WRITING LIFE--Dianne Dengel Print



I got my Merry Christmas a little early, the Dianne Dengel print, “Out to Lunch.” My agent once asked me what I wanted from my writing career, and I said, “I want to be read.” This print is the personification of that. I want readers to grab whatever spare minutes they can find to read my books, and seeing this hard-working little old lady enjoying her romance novel makes me smile.


MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

(THE) Writing Life--THE BRIDE FAIR





THE BRIDE FAIR, the companion book to THE PRISONER, is now available in Kindle format in Australia. Both books are winners of the RWA RITA Award for Best Short Historical Novel.


Thursday, July 19, 2018

(THE) WRITING LIFE--ON SALE



THE MARINE, winner of the 2018 EPIC Award for Best Contemporary Fiction, is ON SALE until July 31. $1.99. Ebook format, all platforms available.

Amazon Link: http://a.co/0PNCNnL

Kobo Link: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-marine-10

B&N: https://tinyurl.com/yafxrexh



Thursday, June 14, 2018

(The) Writing Life--An FYI

I've just heard that THE BRIDE FAIR, a Romance Writers of America RITA-Winner for Best Short Historical and the standalone sequel to THE PRISONER, will be available in Australia in the fall. 


Friday, May 4, 2018

(The) WRITING LIFE...



Conventional wisdom has it that books written by men sell better than books written by women. If that is indeed the case, please feel free to think of me as "Charles."


2018 EPIC Award Winner for Best Contemporary Fiction


and

The Stand-Alone Companion Book


Monday, April 30, 2018

WRITING (About) LIFE---The Legacy Garden

Come let me show you the iris patch. It was so cold this past winter, I was afraid they wouldn't bloom:

The first three irises came from my late mother-in-law's iris bed. She loved these flowers, and her backyard was completely turned over to growing them. She had such an array that people used to drive by her house to see them, back when as many people as could fit into the family car went for a ride on Sunday afternoons--parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and neighbors. And of course the children. I loved doing this as a child even though I was always stuck in the middle and didn't get to see much of anything. It was still an adventure and other people's flower gardens were high on the list of things to go and see.







And this is a patch of volunteer white violets that is bravely coming up through a crack in the patio. The original plants are from my late mother-in-law's garden as well. They will take over everything if you let them. I like them growing pot-less on the patio, though. 






This one, the "black iris," isn't a legacy flower. I bought it at a flea market a few years ago. It doesn't bloom every year, but as you can see, this is the year.



Pretty, aren't they?