Special Giveaway of Maine Goodies

Rival’s Break will be in stores on August 27, just one week from today! We’re celebrating this latest Sharpe & Donovan suspense novel with a special giveaway of goodies. I asked, and readers let me know what they’d like me to grab on my recent trip to the Maine coast. I added a few of my favorites, too.

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The contest ends on August 31. Below are photos of goodies (including signed copies of some of my books set in Maine!) awaiting one lucky reader.  

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The Many Looks of THE WATERFALL

The Waterfall has a new digital cover! It’s my favorite of the various covers this book has had since it debuted in 2000.

Here’s a bit about the story:

Three years after the sudden death of her husband, Lucy Blacker Swift has finally got things under control. Leaving behind the cutthroat world of Washington, Lucy and her two children move to a Vermont farmhouse and start to rebuild their lives. But a string of unexplained events-late-night hang-ups, a bullet through a window-threatens her new life.

Unwilling to turn to her powerful father-in-law, Senator Jack Swift, Lucy tracks Read More

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Sharpe & Donovan Trivia Quiz and RIVAL’S BREAK Excerpt

Rival’s Break hits stores on August 27, just a couple of weeks from now. (It’s currently 30% off in hardcover at Amazon and B&N online; I don’t know for how long so grab your copy today!) We’ve done up a fun Sharpe & Donovan Trivia Quiz (my kids love trivia), and you can read Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 of Rival’s Break at the same time.

Click here for the quiz, excerpt and more info.

And don’t forget Impostor’s Lure is in paperback now!

Fun fact: the photos above and below feature the Cliff Walk in Ardmore, Ireland, where a scene in Rival’s Read More

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Visiting the English Cotswolds

Whatever time of year, rain or shine, Joe and I have enjoyed our visits to the Cotswolds west of London. Now we need to visit when it snows! Or just go again, anytime. The rolling hills of this beautiful part of the English countryside are crisscrossed with marked trails. I bought a big map–yes, paper–to guide us. We did go astray a few times, but that’s half the fun. Well. Except for that time when I got into nettle. I hadn’t done that since I was a kid and it stung. Our inn was very helpful in providing baking soda, not to mention a terrific gin-and-tonic, and I was back on th… Read More

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IMPOSTOR’S LURE is now in paperback!

Have you been waiting for the paperback release of Impostor’s Lure? Today’s the day! Awarded Just Reviews Book of the Year, it’s a fast-paced story featuring FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan. Also playing a role: their small Boston-based team, their families in Maine and Ireland and their friends, including an English art thief and MI5 asset and an Irish priest (reader favorites!). The story takes place in Boston, Maine, Ireland and England, great for any of us with midsummer wanderlust.

Master of suspense and New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers deRead More

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Phoenix Books in Rutland on August 29!

Mark Your Calendar

I’m thrilled to be returning to Phoenix Books in Rutland on Thursday, August 29, for a launch party for Rival’s Break. We’ll chat, celebrate and have a great time! The fun starts at 6:30 PM. This is a great independent bookstore located in downtown Rutland, Vermont. There are many wonderful places to stay if you’re visiting the area for a few days.

See you then. I can’t wait!

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Summer in Boston

Does summer in the city appeal to you? I spent my first summer in Boston after my junior year in college and had a great time. Long walks in the evening, 4th of July fireworks, ice cream shops, harbor dinner cruises (well, one), Beacon Hill window boxes and countless other bonuses of a city summer. We love our hilltop house in Vermont and our excursions to Ireland and Maine, but our July, August and September visits to Boston are special, and not just because our grandchildren live there! Not something I thought much about that first summer in the city…

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Beautiful Maine

Last weekend I scooted over to Portland for the Maine Writers’ Retreat, an annual gathering of about 40 writers at all stages of their careers. Great fun! I’ve spent a lot of time in Maine, especially along the coast (“down east” of Acadia) but also inland, with friends who have a “camp” on Rangely Lake. Maine has served as a setting for a number of my romantic suspense novels:

On Fire

The Harbor

The Widow

Rival’s Break (releases August 27)

Southern Maine is FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan’s home base in the Sharpe & Donovan series, which launched in 2011 with Saint’s GaRead More

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Kiss the Moon gets a new look

Perennial reader favorite Kiss the Moon gets a new look! This standalone romantic suspense novel is set in maple-sugaring season in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, where my youngest brother lives. (I have three brothers and three sisters!)

Lost in the frozen woods of New Hampshire, Penelope Chesnut discovers the wreckage of a small plane. An aviator herself, she sees clues to a conspiracy in the rusted-out remains.

Rumors of her discovery bring Wyatt Sinclair to Cold Spring, determined to put to rest a family scandal and learn what really happened to his legendary uncle, who had disappearRead More

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Special April Giveaway to Celebrate STONE BRIDGES

We’re celebrating spring, the release of Stone Bridges and my love of stationery and pens with this month’s special giveaway. We curated the goodies at the iconic Bob Slate Stationer in Harvard Square and didn’t hold back!

Enter the April Giveaway Now! 

Here are some photos of our temptations. Check out the giveaway for what we selected to give away. Plus…books, and a limited-editing Swift River Valley mug. Thanks, and enjoy.

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