What’s up, y’all?

Lots going on around my desk.

carolburnside_hissmalltownprincess200After a few minor hiccups during the uploading process, His Small Town Princess flew the nest in mid-September. I was so busy, I forgot to mention that here. (mea culpa!)  Reviews are starting to trickle in, but I need more to get the book noticed, so if you’re one of my readers who doesn’t mind leaving a thoughtful, honest review on Amazon, B&N and/or Goodreads, shoot me a note at carol@carolburnside.com.

However, I don’t have the print version available yet, only Mobi and ePub files. I’m currently working out glitches with the cover file.

Between releasing the ebook and print, I took a long weekend trip to Austin to see my son, then a week-long trip to Atlanta to attend a conference. And that’s where my critique partner and good friend, Susan Carlisle and I brainstormed new work.

I hope my readers enjoy the idea of this as much as I do, but here’s the concept for the new WIP (work in progress): a Christmas wedding in Sweetwater Springs with sightings of many of the characters seen in A Suitable Wife, Her Unexpected Family and His Small Town Princess. PLUS, I’m introducing Mac and Karla, the couple I’m going to write about in book 4!

LOL – Just then, I felt like I was mimicking one of those informercials where the announcer says, “but wait, that’s not all!”


In between all that, I’m loving on my three furbabies who love to run in the field at sunset.

mod-baby-afghanI’m also crocheting pretty stuff for identical twin great-nieces expected in early December, if not before. That border isn’t thrilling me though. Thinking I’ll probably frog it and do something else.  The colors in the variegated thread do match several colors in the blanket, but it doesn’t look cheerful like the blanket.

What do you think?


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Pre-order now – His Small Town Princess

carolburnside_hissmalltownprincess200I finished the last of light edits on His Small Town Princess, the third book in my Sweetwater Springs series. J.T. and Cass’s story turned out to be a lovely end to the trio of Baxter sibling romances. If you’re looking for more info, SEPT. 16TH is RELEASE DAY, but it’s available for pre-order NOW!
You can read sample chapters here:
and here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/661975
and a favorite scene of mine right here on my website:

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Add to your Goodreads shelf here:   His Small Town Princess

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Happy Mother’s Day…

…from me to you!


>Blogging on PFHT today

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Gardening in fiction and real life

This time of year in the southern U.S., weather is a mixed bag. We could get cool and rainy, warm with tornado and severe thunderstorms, or we could skip springlike temps and go straight to summer hot. This year we’ve gotten all of the above. One day it’s cool and rainy, then a severe thunderstorm moves through leaving higher temps and humidity.

Luckily, we got several days of really warm Spring temps and sunshine, so I was able to plant flowers, herbs and tomatoes to my heart’s content. Three days, seven in-ground plants and some 32 pots later, I was able to clear the potting soil and tools away.

carolburnside_hissmalltownprincess200Perhaps it was my current WIP that put me in such a gardening mood. In His Small Town Princess (Book 3 of the Sweetwater Springs series), Cass opens a new business. Bing Gardens has three large greenhouses because she does things in a big way. No halfway measures when it comes to love either. Cass jumps into a relationship with a single dad (widower) before she realizes the impact her presence will have on their family dynamic.

Learn more about J.T. and Cass’s story here. See some of


my gardening handiwork below.

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Save Your Readers 50% Off On KWL Titles–On Us!

If you’re a Kobo reader, this is the perfect sale for you! Save tons by using the promo code JAN1650. Enjoy e-books at 50% off!!! See details below.

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Attention all Kobo Writing Life Authors!

The first month of 2016 is almost over, and what better way to celebrate than with a 50% off sale–fully supported by Kobo?

This special sale will start today (Jan. 28th) and ends on Sunday, January 31st and will be valid in Canada, United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

Customers will be able to redeem 50% off of any title published by KWL using the promo code JAN1650 an unlimited number of times starting today—so please, let your readers and fans know about this incredible opportunity to stack up on eBooks while they can!

See below the cut for the full rules & regulations of this sale. And as a reminder, this sale starts on Thursday, January 28th and runs until Sunday, January 31st and will not affect your royalties–this promotion is being fully supported by Kobo.

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Enter my Goodreads Giveaway and WIN!

Starting today, I’m giving away several print copies of NOBODY’S BABY on Goodreads. Check out the giveaway and enter to win.  Good luck!


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Nobody's Baby by Carol Burnside

Nobody’s Baby

by Carol Burnside

Giveaway ends December 15, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Free for all

Home For Christmas WEBSITE USE-aI’ve got a freebie for all of you who like romantic short stories or Christmas romance. But first, in the spirit of complete disclosure: This is a SHORT STORY. The file also contains sample chapters of some of my other works so you can get a good idea of my writing voice.

It’s a perfect coffee break read for any time. Get your (free!) copy now and tell all your friends to get theirs, too.

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1st harvest of 2015

Hubby and I are gardening again this year. Our first harvest this year was green beans. OWNER-PC - WP_20150610_002

Lots of green beans. ( Those are 12″ tiles for basket size reference.) I processed them Monday for over four hours, but will they ever taste good this winter!

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