#OnSale #Promo – Entire Riverbend Series – $1.99 each

Good Morning, Everyone! Hope your Christmas was Merry & Bright! Today, I’m offering a Happy New Year special, in the hopes that something fun will get the new year off to a great start. If you haven’t checked out my Riverbend series, now’s the time! Each book will be on sale for the (ready?) “low, low, LOW” price of $1.99 from today through December 31. Riverbend is a fictional small town in central Florida where anything can happen. And does. Unlike my mountain series, there’s nothing paranormal going on here because the folks who live in Riverbend are weird enough all by themselves. 😀 Hope you’ll check it out.  Happy Reading!

SWAMP GHOSTS: Riverbend Book 1


Wildlife photographer Gunnar Wolfe looked like the kind of guy every man wanted to be and every woman just plain wanted, and the St. Johns River of central Florida drew him like a magnet. EcoTour boat owner Maggie Devlin knew all the river’s secrets, including the deadliest ones found in the swamps. But neither Maggie nor Gunn was prepared for the danger that would come after them on two legs.

On a quest to make history photographing the rarest birds of them all, Gunnar hires the fiery, no-nonsense Maggie to canoe him into the most remote wetland areas in the state. He was unprepared for how much he would enjoy both the trips and Maggie’s company. He soon realizes he wants more than she’s able to give, but before he can win her over, they make a grisly discovery that changes everything, and turns the quiet little town of Riverbend upside down. A serial killer is on the prowl among them.

FINDING HUNTER: Riverbend Book 2


Before, I never thought about taking a life. Not once.
Now, the thought fills my mind day and night, and
I wonder how I’ll hide that terrible need,
As an old car swings to the shoulder,
And stops.

~ Traveling Man ~

Hunter Painter’s darkest fears have shaped his offbeat personality since he was a child, crippling him in ways invisible to those unable to see past his quiet exterior. In a sleepy Florida town known for its eccentric inhabitants, he’s always been a mystery to most.

Only one person sees beyond Hunter’s quirky facade. Willow Greene, the new age herbalist who owns the local candle and potpourri shop, has secretly loved him since they were in high school. When, sixteen years later, she discovers Hunter has loved her just as long, Willow hopes her dreams are finally coming true.

Willow soon learns that Hunter fears happiness at her side isn’t in the cards for him. With her natural optimism and courage, she almost convinces him he’s wrong—that they can really have that life together they both long for—but even Willow can’t stop what Hunter knows is coming.

One by one, his worst nightmares become reality, culminating in an unthinkable tragedy, which devastates everyone it touches. Willow’s battle begins in earnest as Hunter is plunged into a bleak, guilt-ridden despair, threatening to destroy not only their love, but Hunter, himself.

Finding Hunter is the story of a lost man’s desperate struggle to make his way home again, and one woman’s unshakeable faith in him and the power of their love.

THAT DARKEST PLACE: Riverbend Book 3


“There are dark places in every heart, in every head. Some you turn away from. Some you light a candle within. But there is one place so black, it consumes all light. It will pull you in and swallow you whole. You don’t leave your brother stranded in that darkest place.”
~Hunter Painter~

The new year is a chance for new beginnings—usually hopeful, positive ones. But when Jackson Painter plows his car into a tree shortly after midnight on January 1, his new beginnings are tragic. His brothers, Forrest and Hunter, take up a grim bedside vigil at the hospital, waiting for Jackson to regain consciousness and anxious over how he’ll take the news that he’s lost a leg and his fiancée is dead. After all, the accident was all his fault.

As the shocking truth emerges, one thing becomes obvious—Jackson will need unconditional love and support from both of his brothers if he is to survive.

Just as he begins the long road to recovery, danger, in the form of a sinister, unsigned note, plunges him back into bleak despair. Scrawled in blood red letters, the accusation—and the threat—is clear. “MURDERER!”

Will the long, harrowing ordeal that lies ahead draw the Painter brothers closer together, or drive them apart forever?

Suspenseful and often heartbreaking, this small-town tale is a testimonial to the redemptive power of love and paints a story filled with humor, romance, and fierce family loyalty.

And there you have my last sale of the year. Hope you’ve found a new book or two that appeals to you. Thanks so much for being such a lovely group of followers. You’ve made my life richer throughout good years and not-so-good ones, and I appreciate every single one of you! Here’s to a much better year ahead!


34 thoughts on “#OnSale #Promo – Entire Riverbend Series – $1.99 each

    • Aw, that’s good to hear, Robbie. By the time I finished writing Swamp Ghosts, that weird Hunter Painter had totally taken over my thoughts, and I knew I had to tell his story. He’s a character unlike any other I’ve ever written, and I hope you’ll enjoy meeting him. And his story segues right into the 3rd book, That Darkest Place, which focuses on the other two Painter brothers. I’ll be very interested in hearing what you think if you do find time to read them.

      Thanks for stopping by, and Happy New Year! 🙂

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    • Thank you, Mary, and how lovely to see you here today! We had a very quiet Christmas, but we’re going to make up for it over the next ten days or so. My daughter & family are coming from Denver, and my son and family will be here with all of us on New Year’s Day, so we are very excited. (Doing everything possible to stay safe, but eager to see them ALL!)

      I’m sending you all sorts of love, prayers, and my very best wishes for the upcoming year! ❤ ❤ ❤

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        • Quiet is sometimes quite nice, and I hope you enjoyed it. Spring will give you something to shoot for. Fingers crossed everyone can be there to celebrate! 🙂

          I’m actually astounded that we are going to be able to have family here between Christmas & New Year’s, which was totally unexpected. We’re working to do it safely, and it will be the first time we’ve all been together over the holidays in many years.

          After it’s all over and everything is packed away again, I’ll be working like crazy on my newest WIP idea. I’m looking forward to some serious progress on it, too.

          See you in 2021, my friend! 🙂 ❤

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    • Oh, thanks, Jan! I’m glad you grabbed it while on sale, and I hope you enjoy it. Both of my series started out to be romantic suspense, but each of them got hijacked by other themes and characters. You’ll meet the Painter brothers in Swamp Ghosts, and they are the main characters in Books 2 and 3. I’m currently getting started on #4, though I suspect it’s going to be a spinoff novella. We’ll see what it turns into as I write. 😀

      Happy reading, and I’ll be very interested in your thoughts when you get a chance to read it. And Happy New Year, too! 🙂


    • We had a very quiet day, Craig, until we lit a fire and something happened to the damper, filling the whole house with smoke. Apparently, it got stuck only partway open, but it took us a while to figure out what to do. We’ve spent the entire day today with windows opened wide and fans pulling the air outside. (It was 37 degrees here today, which isn’t so bad by some standards, but is definitely NOT open window and FANS weather. It still smells smoky in here but it’s vastly improved, and I have hopes that the worst will be gone by tomorrow.

      Thankfully, we still have Christmas #2 and #3 to look forward to. Erin & Crew are on the way and should be here tomorrow. And Jason & Crew will be joining us on New Year’s Day to exchange gifts and get the new year off to a good start. It’s been over a year since I’ve seen any of them, and I can’t remember the last time we were all together over the holidays. So it will make up for the mishaps yesterday. 😀

      Hope your day went smoothly and you enjoyed yourselves completely! Happy New Year!

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    • Thanks, Marje. It’s a slow time of year, but I figured a couple of sales would help. Mostly, I just want to get a few new readers checking things out. 😀 Hope you had a nice Christmas too, and here’s wishing you a Happy New Year! 🙂


    • You never know what’s going to happen in Riverbend, Priscilla! 😀 Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope we ALL have a spectacular 2021. Something has to make up for 2020!! 😉 Happy New Year! 🙂


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