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Here’s a little sneak peek of my upcoming release, FACING FIRE…



Big Contest!

Let’s talk about MINE and my entire Holton Woods erotic romance series. My publisher, Berkley, is giving away 10 sets of books. If you win you get MERCY, ONLY and MINE. All three!!! Thats kind of incredible. It’s also something like $50 worth of print books, including a book that’s not out yet (MINE). So, clearly, you need to head over to Goodreads and enter.


Go. Go here now. Really.

This And That…

We have giveaways and sales!

Just a reminder that MERCY is still on sale. This ebook is usually $9.99 but you can get it for $1.99 for a few more days. The hero is a self-made man. He runs a high-end super club in Washington, DC. The heroine is his ex…who also happens to be an undercover agent who helped to get him arrested. He’s out. She’s back. And the sex is hot.

While we’re talking erotic romance, Berkley is giving away copies of MINE, my next erotic romance. This one has a sniper-turned-bodyguard brooding hero and a former CIA officer heroine who does not want a bodyguard (not for guarding anyway). They are hold up in a cabin in Montana and, well, they are not just playing cards. GO HERE for a chance to win an early (and free!) copy.

Also, FALLING HARD is on sale! This is a sexy romantic suspense. Take a quiet marine and a strong willed but chatty heroine, add in a Pakistan setting (at the base of K2, the second highest mountain in the world), some missing weapons, danger & sexy times, and you get FALLING HARD. This hero – West – is one of my favorites ever. You can try him out for $1.99!!


Amazon, B&N, iBooks

The Name Thing…

My first name seems to be a source of never-ending difficulty. It’s HelenKay – all one word and the “K” is capitalized. I know it’s different. It was really different growing up in Lancaster County, PA in the 80s. So much so that the differentness combined with my insecurities (and need not to be different) meant that I didn’t correct people when they got it wrong. I do now. I’m fine with people shortening it to HK (that’s what my brothers call me), but for some reason Helen bugs me. I think it’s because I generally introduce myself by saying, “My first name is HelenKay” and then 9 times out of 10 the response will be, “Hello Helen.” So, in general, I’m admitting this is a pet peeve of mine. We all have them. This is mine.

So with that context, this happened today…

Me: I’ve had an account with this bank for more than 15 years but I noticed over the weekend that someone here changed my name on my account and it’s now spelled wrong.
Bank rep: It says Helen.
Me: My name is HelenKay
Rep: Kay is on here as your middle name.
Me: Yes, I know. I guessing someone thought they were fixing it, but my first name is HelenKay.
Rep: Huh, that’s weird.
Me: I thought so, too. I’m not sure why someone changed it without my okay.
Rep: I mean your name is weird.
Rep: But I can change it back.
Me: Here’s my license.
Rep: I should really have two forms of ID.
Rep:Uh, forget that. I can probably make this work.
Me: Yeah, do that.

I’m not sure what expression was on my face but it seemed to terrify the poor teller and get the name changed back. We’ll see if it sticks this time. :)


Friday is the perfect day for a giveaway, right? I thought so, too. Actually “we” thought so. My good friend Jill Shalvis and I are giving away books today. Head over to her website – HERE – to enter!

Events & Sales!

I know we’re in September and the last quarter of the year (HOW DID THAT HAPPEN???) but I still have a lot for you in 2015. First, I am attending three booksignings:

September 28 – I will be one of the authors attending the Avon KissCon outside of Chicago. This is a ticketed event and you should sign up because it will be so much fun! GO HERE!

October 4 – I am one of the featured authors at the Buns & Roses Literacy Tea in Texas (outside of Dallas). There is one seat left at my table and are a few seats left at other author tables. Join us!

October 31 – I announced this yesterday but it deserves a second shout…I will be signing with Nora Roberts and some other great authors at the Turn The Page Bookstore in Boonsboro, MD. Watch for more info HERE.

If you can’t make it to one of the signings/events, don’t worry. I have more events next year. I also have some books on sale!! MERCY, the first book in my erotic romance series, usually $9.99 for an ebook but it is on sale for $1.99 right now. So, yes, now is the time to buy!!! You can get it at Amazon, B&N, Kobo or iBooks, as well as a few other places.

If you like your books a bit less graphic and a bit more action-y, FALLING HARD, one of the books in my Bad Boys Undercover series is also on sale for $1.99. So…GO BUY IT. How’s that for being subtle?

mercy2For MERCY: Amazon, B&N, iBooks and Kobo falling hard

For FALLING HARD: Amazon, B&N, iBooks and Kobo


The first book in my Holton Woods erotic romance series – MERCY – is on sale!! This is a huge deal since the print copy is $15 and the digital is usual somewhere between $7.99 and $9.99. For this sale, the digital version is $1.99. Yes, $1.99!!


After she infiltrated his business and betrayed his trust, a disavowed CIA agent must seek sanctuary in the bedroom of a man who will either help her, kill her, or bring her to her knees…

Becca Ford is on her own. Eight months after she headed up a sting operation to take down millionaire club owner Jarrett Holt, the other agents in her special ops team have been eliminated under odd circumstances, and she needs a place to hide.

Jarrett is a man who prefers darkness to light. He deals in the only truly valuable currency—information—and his supper club caters to an exclusive clientele. It was an uncharacteristic moment of weakness when he let a woman into his life. But it’s not luck that the criminal charges disappeared . . . as did the evidence.

When Becca returns to the club seeking his help, Jarrett doesn’t want to hear her story. But he does want her body, and demands that she give it to him. He’ll keep her safe—for now—but it’ll be in his bed and on his terms, until he says they’re done.

You can buy this book on sale in the US and Canada. Here are a few links to try:
Barnes & Noble

Charity Novella

As you might know, I sometimes write male/male romance. This November I have a book coming out called STRANDED. It will be released as a solo novella and in an anthology with Marie Sexton​ and Christine d’Abo​. I’m very happy to report that a portion of the proceeds of this book will be donated to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) National Help Center**.

My cover is pretty awesome. Take a look, and in case you’re interested here’s the blurb:


Cabe got out of the gun-for-hire business the hard way—by nearly dying. Except then his former boss calls in one last favor for one final job. The mission should be simple: get a message to a retired operative in Alaska. But it puts Cabe face-to-face with the one man he doesn’t want to see and can never forget. Not after all the secrets and lies. Not after Brax almost killed him.

Brax Hughes lived hard and retired young to a cabin in the middle of nowhere. Well, that was the plan, but before he can hang up his sniper rifle, he has one last mission: win back Kyle Cabe. Brax wants another chance, wants to come clean, but after months of lying to Cabe, he knows he could face a bullet—or worse—when they meet again. And they will meet. Brax made sure of that.

With a storm moving in and someone lurking outside the cabin, time is running out. Brax needs to talk fast and keep his weapons ready. And his best weapon is the truth.

**Founded in 1996, the GLBT National Help Center is a non-profit organization that provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Utilizing a diverse group of GLBT volunteers, they operate two national hotlines, the GLBT National Hotline and the GLBT National Youth Talkline, as well as private, volunteer one-to-one online chat, that help both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems and a lot more.

Literacy Tea

Reminder! I’ll be one of the authors at the Buns & Roses Romance Tea for Literacy in October. I think there are a few spaces left at my table. I’ll have goodies for my table mates. I’ll also be at the signing and would love to meet you all. So, please sign up to attend this great event and hear keynote speaker Tessa Dare, then stop by and say hello!


TAMED In The Wild

My friend Charissa found TAMED at the B&N in Rancho Mirage. Wahoo! Go, Shane. Go!!