Welcome!

Welcome to my new author website.

My name is Michelle and I am an author and freelance writer. You’ve landed on my website! Nice to see you.

I just released a novella, “Murder and a Pinch of Rosemary: The Donahue Brothers of Texas, Book 1.” It’s the third book in Sweet Promise Press’ cozy mystery series, Texas Sized Mysteries.

The second book in my subseries, “Murder in the Maternity Ward,” is being proofread and formatted. It is scheduled for release on November 8th, 2019. I’ll let you know when it’s available for pre-order.

In the meantime, I’m finishing up some other projects and plan to publish them soon. I have a book of quotes for writers, the first book in a series of children’s chapter books, and even more romance and intrigue.

I’ll also post upcoming events for myself, my friends, and my co-authors at Sweet Promise Press.

Please sign up to receive email from me and make sure you enter the month and day of your birth date. That way I can send you a surprise! The emails will let you know more about me and my books. I’ll also highlight some of my favorite authors and update you on events, freebies and contests!! (You can opt out at any time by clicking on a link at the bottom of the emails, so there’s no risk! And I’ll never sell your information!)

Sorry!

I’ve been super sick and I got behind on the new releases from my Sweet Promise Press co-authors. There are two new books in the Celebrity Corgi Romance series, Dating the Director, by Victoria Barbour and Pining for the Photographer, by Debbie White!! Check them out below!

Emily King has worked hard to become the go-to photographer to the stars, but between readying her new studio and organizing an upcoming charity event, she has little time left for anything else. Well, at least her sweet corgi, Daisy, gives her all the companionship she needs. That is, until a blast from Emily’s past blows right into Tinsel Town…

Stage actor Connor Stone couldn’t wait to trade in the cold winters of New York City for the sunny skies of Los Angeles. And this cross-country move becomes even more of a no-brainer when he finds out his ex needs some extra hands to help prepare the charity event of the season. With his first big movie role and the one who got away both in his sights, Connor can hardly believe how close he’s come to truly having it all.

But will Emily even want to make the time to get to know him again? And will she like what she sees on the other side of her camera lens? Or is their relationship best left in the archives?

Each Celebrity Corgi Romance stands alone, but they’re definitely more fun if you read the whole series together. Get your copy of Pining for the Photographer and book your romantic escape today!

Acclaimed film director Millie Sullivan’s newest project is a sure bet to take her from a simple nominee to a full-fledged Oscar winner. The only thing standing in her way is casting the lead part. It’s perfect for her nemesis, Chris Ryan, but the secret Millie carries about the actor and his dog makes him her last choice for the role.

Chris Ryan is one of Hollywood’s hottest actors. Between premier roles portraying heroes who save the day while falling in love and Skipper, his steadfast Corgi pal, women everywhere adore him. Well, except for Millie Sullivan, that is. Acting in one of Millie’s films can help Chris break free from being typecast in hunky hero or rom-com darling roles, but first he needs to find out why she hates him so much.

Can Skipper help his human bestie land the role of a lifetime while also helping Millie find the will to forgive them of whatever caused her to harbor a grudge for all these years? Or is teaching these two humans to travel from enemies to lovers a trick too impossible for even the cleverest of corgis?

Each Celebrity Corgi Romance stands alone, but they’re definitely more fun if you read the whole series together. Get your copy of Dating the Director, and book your romantic escape today!

New word for book lovers! lol

Today in my daily email from James, at Just Free Stuff, he had the following “(not so) totally useless fact:”

Tsundoku is the act of acquiring books or other reading materials and not reading them.

Anyone here do Tsundoku? lol (Raises hand guiltily.) It’s not hoarding if it’s digital. Is it?

I’ve been following James at justfreestuff.com for more than 10 years and I start my mornings with his email. He shares lots of free stuff, facts, amusing/interesting videos, etc. He’s always been supportive and actually answers my emails! Sometimes he posts something that really resonates or that irritates me, lol, and I let him know about it!

This morning I changed my routine. I’ve been wanting to add the widget to showcase some of my favorite sites, and I decided to do that before I read my email so I would actually remember to do it! I added justfreestuff.com, and Suzy’s Sitcom, then I started to read my email and found that cool fact! It was the perfect thing to add today! Isn’t it funny how things work?

My friend Sydney’s new book, and a contest!!




Title: Piece of My Heart
Author: Sydney Logan
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance
Release Date: July 26, 2019



Blurb

They say true love never fades.

I’ve spent the last decade, and a fortune in paint, making sure of it.

Amber Tucker never dreamed she’d return to Cedar Grove, but when she finally finds the courage to leave her abusive husband, she knows her old hometown is her only option. Desperate for a new life, Amber takes her ten-year-old son and moves in with her aunt. She prays for a fresh start while hoping to avoid her childhood sweetheart—the man whose heart she broke nearly a decade ago.

Noah Murphy has spent the last ten years trying to forget Amber Tucker. He’s had a hard time letting go—as evidenced by the big red heart on his farm’s grain silo. Noah painted it when he was sixteen and crazy in love, and every spring, he gives the heart a fresh coat of paint. It’s all he has left—the only reminder that Amber was real.

That is, until she returns to Cedar Grove.

When her husband comes calling, Amber knows she has to break the cycle of abuse, once and for all. But, when she takes matters into her own hands, can Noah protect her from the consequences of her actions? Or, will he lose her all over again?







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Excerpt

I walk into the barn with every intention of looking for the horse, but my feet have other ideas, and suddenly, I find myself standing at the rickety old ladder that leads up to the hayloft.
Swallowing nervously, I slide my hand along the wood.
How many times did I climb this ladder?
I give it a little shake and decide it’s sturdy enough.
Then I climb.
Slowly.
The last thing I want to do is fall.
Or drop the wine.
That would be a tragedy.
I make it to the top, and as soon as I do, a tidal wave of emotions and memories wash over me. Staggering to the nearest bale of hay, I sit down and close my eyes.
Our hayloft was sacred. It was where Noah kissed me for the first time. One year later, it was where we lost our virginity. For more than two years it was our hiding place—our little sanctuary from the nosy eyes of the world.
Something in the corner of the loft catches my eye. Its royal blue and white—our high school colors—and I know it’s our blanket. We tried to remember to lay it down every time, but it didn’t matter. When you’re naked, hay manages to find its way into places where hay just shouldn’t be found.
I sigh deeply and lean my head back, lifting the bottle to my lips. It’s fruity and cool and does nothing but conjure more memories.
His gentle hands. My soft moans. Our heated kisses.
They play like a symphony in my head.
As promised, the storm moves in. The wind howls and the downpour rattles the roof. As the thunder rolls above my head, the barn lights start to dance.
But I’m not afraid.
This is home.
Through the thunder, I hear Noah’s voice calling my name, followed by the sound of hooves.
Crap.
I sneak a glance over the side of the loft, just in time to spot Noah as he leads Midnight inside, talking quietly to her as he guides her to the stall. He’s soaked and cursing the storm.
I close my eyes and curse my own stupidity.
“Her car’s still here, but she’s not in the office . . .”
I can hear the concern in his voice, and it breaks me. I can’t let him worry, no matter how embarrassing this is going to be.
And make no mistake. It’s gonna be awkward.
Leaning over, I take a deep breath and look down. He’s standing just below the loft, his face turned toward the open barn doors.
“Noah . . . I’m up here.”
He freezes, spins around, and looks up.
“Amber?”
“Umm . . . hi.”
“What are you doing up there?”
I hold up the bottle of strawberry wine and tell him the truth.
“Reminiscing.”
Noah’s shoulders sag, and he bows his head. I hold my breath while he looks out at the storm. Then, he lifts his eyes to meet mine once again.
“Want some company?”



Author Bio


Sydney Logan writes heartfelt stories that feature strong women and the men who love them. In addition to her novels, she has penned several short stories and is a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul. She is a Netflix junkie, music lover, and a Vol for Life. Sydney and her husband make their home in beautiful East Tennessee.

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Check out my friend’s new book!


Noah Murphy has spent the last ten years trying to forget Amber Tucker. He’s had a hard time letting go—as evidenced by the big red heart on his farm’s grain silo. Noah painted it when he was sixteen and crazy in love, and every spring, he gives the heart a fresh coat of paint. It’s all he has left—the only reminder that Amber was real.

That is, until she returns to Cedar Grove.

When her husband comes calling, Amber knows she has to break the cycle of abuse, once and for all. But, when she takes matters into her own hands, can Noah protect her from the consequences of her actions? Or, will he lose her all over again?

Book 1 of the Donahue Brothers of Texas is live!

Murder with a Pinch of Rosemary, my first book in the Texas Sized Mystery series is now available on Amazon in paperback. The Kindle ebook is available for pre-order on Amazon with a release date of July 5th, 2019! Meet the first of the Donahue brothers, Reed, a U.S. Marshal.

This series is a sub-series of Texas Sized Mysteries and is my first book in the main series. I’m nearly finished with book 2 of the Donahue Brothers of Texas, which is tentatively titled, Murder in the Maternity Ward. This book goes a little further into Maggie Donahue’s life with Reed’s brother, Garrett.