Tag Archive: romantic suspense

The Black Falls trilogy gets a new (wintry) look!

Okay, I know technically it’s still summer, but we’re stacking cordwood and getting our flowerbeds ready for winter. I can’t say w’ere ready for snow, ice and sub-freezing temps! In fiction, maybe? Along with some pretty pictures of winter in Vermont? ūüėČ

I wrote¬†Cold Pursuit, the first book in my New York Times¬†and¬†USA Today¬†Black Falls trilogy, during a particularly snowy winter in Vermont. Research was easy enough: I just looked out the window or strapped on my snowshoes and headed into the woods. It’s on sale in eBook right now for just $2.49 (that could ch… Read More

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RIVAL’S BREAK available today!

Celebrating today with¬†Rival’s Break hitting stores! I’m so grateful for the early positive reviews on this latest in my Sharpe and Donovan suspense series featuring Maine-born, Boston-based FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan. As many readers have said, you don’t need to have read the previous installments (eight books, one novella) in the series to dive in with¬†Rival’s Break.

A reminder that I’ll be at Phoenix Books in Rutland, Vermont, on Thursday for a signing, chat and Rival’s Break launch party. The festivities start at 6:30 PM. I hope y… Read More

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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.

Click here to enter.

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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The latest from my hilltop in Vermont

Only a week ago I was on my way to Rutland, Vermont, for a wonderful signing and talk for Impostor’s Lure¬†at Phoenix Books, a fabulous independent bookstore. I love this store! Rutland is a small city about an hour west of me, with a great downtown. I don’t get there often enough.

The night before, I was in North Reading, Massachusetts, at a historic library for a fun chat another “full house” of readers. As in Billerica on the 21st, everyone in North Reading and Rutland was so welcoming, gracious and generous. And they all asked great questions!¬†

 

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On the road!

Made it to Boston yesterday despite a flat tire. Well, not on the highway. In the driveway as I was getting myself together to leave. Fortunately Joe tackled it. It wasn’t straightforward because the wheel was bent (hence the flat tire), but it got done. Nice drive south on a beautiful day. I took myself to lunch to celebrate Impostor’s Lure hitting stores. Maybe not glamorous but quite pleasant! I found a nice throw at West Elm, too. Then a pleasant walk along the Charles River to take a moment to be grateful for this day. (Photo above is from my walk.)

The highlight of the day, though, w… Read More

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