Archive for May, 2015

Here it is! The cover to my latest book, Embracing Love. This is Tanya’s story and I’m hoping to release the book in a few days’ time.



This is the third and final book in the Tainted Love Series. You might recall that Tanya Braun left San Francisco to work in Europe for a year. Her story takes place in Paris.

Ethan and Nadine, and some other familiar faces from the Perfect Match books also make an appearance here.

I often get asked by my readers to recommend books that are similar to mine – particularly clean-ish books.  While most of my books are clean, I’ll include a few steamy scenes only if I think they are appropriate. So I’m not squeaky, squeaky clean :-)

But, to answer the question I asked my newsletter subscribers and the list below contains their replies. Please note there might be some levels of heat in these books and I suggest you check each author’s works on Amazon or elsewhere.

These authors write in a variety of different romance sub-genres:

Ceceila Ahern
Rochelle Alers
Sara Alexi
Trisha Ashley

Mimi Barbour
Annette Blair
Cheryl Bolen
Deborah Brown
Lucinda Brant

Glynnis Campbell
Robyn Carr
Edie Claire
Debra Clopton
Jennifer Coburn
Elizabeth Cole
Helen Conrad
Lori Copeland
Nina Cordoba
Jane Costello
Catherine Coulter
Josephine Cox
Tanya Ann Crosby

Janet Dailey
Vanessa Davis-Griggs
Jude Deveraux
Lucy Diamond

Marie Farrarella
Katie Fforde
Mimi Foster

Colleen Gleason
Ruth Gordon
Heather Graham

Danielle Harmon
Fiona Harper
Kathy Herman
Rita Hestand
Brenda Hiatt
Donna Hill

Brenda Jackson
Beverly Jenkins
Iris Johansen

Pamela Kelley
Abigail Keam
Marion Keyes
Dorothy Koomson
Jayne Ann Krentz

Laurie Larsen
Beverly Lewis
Johanna Lindsey
Elle Lothlorien

Debbie Macomber
Nana Malone
Jill Mansell
Jennifer McNAre
Ashley Merrick
Ava Miles
Vanessa Miller
Kit Morgan
Lisa Mondello
Diane Greenwood Muir

Betty Neels
Carla Neggers
Ruth Ann Nordin
Brenda Novak

Katie Oliver
Jean Oram

Diana Palmer
Kristen Painter
Nina Perez
Alexander Potter

Amanda Quick

Holly Rayner
Francine Rivers
Nora Roberts
Farrah Rochon
Renee Roszel
Lauren Royal

Sandra Schwab
Rachel Schurig
Juliette Sobanet
Danielle Steel
Cheryl St.John
Denise Grover Swank

Tess Thompson

Nancy Warren
Peggy Webb
Regina Welling
Laurin Wittig
Cynthia Wright

and to this list I’d like to add the book that made me try my hand at writing romance (up until then I’d been writing about Zombies):
To Be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal

I read it once and cried. Like, bawled my eyes out. Then I read it again and bawled my eyes out again . I was so immersed into the story, I couldn’t let the characters out of my head for weeks. I wanted to write like Tom McNeal when I grew up…

His writing is lyrical, poetic, beautiful and it swept me away.  I have a long way to go before I get there, but when I wrote my first romance novella, Love, Inc, where do you think my hero, Wayne Blunt, got his name from?

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Please feel free to email me with your recommendations and I’ll add them to the list.