Happy Release Day and Guest Appearance

CarolBurnside_HerUnexpectedFamily_500pxI’m partying with prizes! I hope some of you will stop by and help me celebrate my new release, HER UNEXPECTED FAMILY. I’m the featured guest on The Pink Fuzzy Slipper Writers blog today!


I’m feeling relieved to have met another goal of 2014, so I’m gifting one randomly drawn commenter with a $10 Amazon GC and another with an e-copy of their choice: A Suitable Wife or Her Unexpected Family.

Double your chances by commenting here and there!

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Come party with me!

The Romance Studio is having a Valentine’s party and it promises to be full of fun and prizes! Lots of free books and gift certificates are usually given at these events and TRS often sponsors a big prize. So what are you waiting for? Click the banner below, enter the party and get your name in the hat.

Still undecided?

Many authors post book info and excerpts, run contests, and interact with the readers. I’m giving away at least one copy of A Suitable Wife. Oh, hey! Do you hear that? I think there’s a conga line forming. Come on over and join in!

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2014 Our Writing Process Blog Hop


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This year I’m making a big push with my writing by publishing multiple titles. That also requires “getting the word out,” also known as promotions or promo. So I’m looking for ways to gain exposure without going around shouting “Lookee here. This is my book!”

A writer friend (Thank you, Sia Huff!) alerted me to an opportunity to participate in a Blog Hop and it sounded like fun. The opportunity was from Carol Malone, who graciously spotlighted me and two others in her post here. (Thanks, Carol M!)

To keep things fairly short, we’re answering four questions about our writing process and I’m giving away a copy of A Suitable Wife to one person (picked by random.org) who comments on this post. Continue reading

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Here and there 2-6-14

Today I’m blogging on PFHT with an encore of a blog originally posted here, but which I loved enough to give it more exposure. Can you guess which one? Check it out and see if you’re correct.

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TEXAS FANDANGO by Cynthia D’Alba

Texas Fandango

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By: Cynthia D’Alba

Samhain Publishing


KC Montgomery was eleven when she met the love of her life. Of course, seventeen-year-old Drake Gentry didn’t know she existed, but that didn’t stop her girlish fantasies from growing and changing over the years.

Now, after enjoying a front-row seat to his breakup with his latest girlfriend, she’s been handed an all-grown-up fantasy come true—two weeks at the Sand Castle Resort. With him.

Drake most definitely noticed KC a long time ago, but the timing’s never been right. Now that he’s facing a lonely vacation that was supposed to be for two, it seems only natural to accept KC’s offer to fill in. And as far as her terms go… No strings. No expectations. No holds barred. Drake is no fool—he’s all over it.

But once they’re back in Texas there are invisible strings still hanging between them. Strings labeled attraction, affection…even love. And the more they try to untangle the knots, the tighter they’re bound together.

Warning: Beware of sunburns, whirlpool sex and sand in delicate places. 

Buy Links:  Amazon / B&N / iTunes  

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Here and there 1-29-14

CarolBurnside_ASuitableWife800Want a free book? Today I’m blogging on PFHT and giving away an e-copy of A SUITABLE WIFE. Come on over, join in the conversation and be entered to win!

PS: If the winner already owns A Suitable Wife, I’ll gift them a copy of Her Unexpected Family as soon as it releases in February.

Can’t decide if A Suitable Wife is for you? Download my holiday release Home for Christmas for FREE and read the first three chapters of A Suitable Wife,  included in the file.

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(Sweetwater Springs Novel #2)

CarolBurnside_HerUnexpectedFamily_500pxFormer bad boy, Travis Baxter, has a reputation to live down, a job to do fast, and one woman he can’t seem to avoid. He’s starting a 24/7 renovation flip on Claire’s beauty salon when a surprise appears at his door . . . a three-year-old son. Immediate custody brings Travis a major problem. He needs a nanny.

Claire Larkin glimpsed a rare and appealing side of Travis during one ill-fated date, but her personal policy is no involvement, no strings. Not even a pet until she’s pronounced cancer free. With free time until her salon is done, Claire pitches in to help the grieving little boy and stunned father. Despite her best efforts to resist, she and Travis succumb to their attraction.

When it appears Claire’s cancer has returned, she pulls away and Travis is faced with a seemingly impossible decision. Protect his son from another loss or support the woman he’s come to love?

Cover art by Kim Killion of Hot Damn Designs.
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Coming February 19th, 2014!


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Are you ready for more?

I hope you are, because cover art for HER UNEXPECTED FAMILY is just around the corner. Like, tomorrow.

I know. I’m a tease. Can’t help it. I’m a romance writer. There has to be a bit of tease, doesn’t there? No worries. I follow through. ;-)

Here’s a little peek-a-boo for today. More to follow…

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Release Day for A Suitable Wife!

CarolBurnside_ASuitableWife_300-MedIt’s here, it’s here! Release day for A Suitable Wife is finally here. I’m SO excited to share this book with y’all. Of course, I spend most of the evening and night uploading and double checking stuff, but it should go live on Smashwords, B & N (nook) and Amazon (kindle) today.

Finally pushed the “Go” button on my very first newsletter too. So if you’re signed up for that, you’ll be getting it in a few hours.

(ahem!) I’m writing this at 4:15 a.m. if that tells you anything.

Also, today– Er, no, that would be yesterday now.–I received the first draft of cover art for Her Unexpected Family and I think I love it. Look for a reveal on that soon!

Must. Get. Sleep. Now. Later, y’all!

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Debuting New Cover Art and New Series

Ta-Da! I’m super excited to reveal my new cover art for A Suitable Wife, the very first novel in my Sweetwater Springs series.

CarolBurnside_ASuitableWife800 More information about the story and others in the series can be found on my Coming Soon page.

Cover design by Kim Killion of Hot Damn Designs.

Update:  Sorry about that blurry pic. I grabbed the wrong resolution the first time around. This one should look a lot better!

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