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When Fireflies Sing

Pop star Isabelle Atkins hides out at Snowflake Falls Inn, kicking it real world style by scrubbing toilets.
With the new name of Journey Miller, she’s determined to shed her old persona and come back stronger than ever. Journey’s desperate play to get out from under her mother’s controlling thumb and back to her roots is interrupted by the arrival of bad boy country star Cody Blake.
Cody has a feeling he’s met Journey before, but he just can’t place where. Journey remembers clearly and she’s determined to keep Cody at arms length. However, she can’t deny a growing attraction when they’re forced to work together.
A rock-your-world kiss in the meadow has Journey putting aside her initial resistance. That is, until Journey’s cover is blown and Cody realizes why she looked so familiar. With so much to lose, Journey has to trust her gut and hold true to who she really wants to be … even if it means risking love.

Double Take

When Mandy’s car is stolen with her two young daughters inside, the police think it’s a car-jacking gone wrong, but she can’t forget the determined look in the man’s eyes as he drove away. Mandy and her husband, Nick, are on the verge of divorce and the kidnapping is a wake-up call. All of their differences and problems can’t stand in the way of a parent’s love. In order to find their children, they’ll have to forgive each other and learn to work together. But they don’t have years or even months to make this happen . . . according to the kidnapper, time is running out. Be sure to check out the first novella in the Silver Cascade Suspense series, Silver Cascade Secrets.

When The Mockingbird Sings

As a young child, Mattie doesn’t realize she’s a slave until she’s plucked from the main house and taken to a new Georgia cotton plantation working the fields. She hates everything about it, except one thing: her friendship with James, the plantation owner’s young son, and their secret meetings where he teaches her to read. As desperate as her circumstances are, a seed of hope is planted that will take root and not let go until her dreams of freedom are realized. Now adults during the Civil War, James and Mattie must overcome family betrayal, oppression, and the horrors of war for their love, for Mattie’s freedom, and for the tiny chance of happiness within their grasp. WHEN THE MOCKINGBIRD SINGS is a moving tribute to what the human soul is capable of when allowed to hope.

Tin Foil Tiaras: A Snow Valley Romance

Cameron Elliott has come to Snow Valley to coach Annalisa Drake in the Miss Snow Valley pageant, and prove to her demanding boss that she deserves a place at the prestigious Westbrooke Agency. But Annalisa’s brooding, sexy big brother, Kyle, is determined to keep his sister from becoming a reluctant beauty queen. He insists some things are more valuable than a title and as crazy as it sounds, Cameron might just believe him.

Beyond

“Dangerous. Wrong.
She could be so close to finding out who I really am, and I don’t want to think about how badly that could damage her. If I have any conscience, I’ll turn and run. But I can’t let her go.”

Presley Hale has no idea the guy she just told off in the school parking lot died in a drowning accident four months ago. Why would she? It’s not like she knows she can see the dead. Stunned by Presley’s sixth sense, Landon Blackwood rethinks his planned departure and begins tracking her to find answers to their mysterious connection.

When their complicated relationship turns dangerous, they learn that tampering with the boundaries of death comes with consequences. Can Landon save Presley from the insidious spirits who have marked her for death, or was their love doomed from the beginning?

It Could Happen to Us: Quotable Romance (A Magnolias and Moonshine Novella Book 8)

Allie Laurel Gray never wins anything. That’s why she’s shocked when a police officer returns with a winning raffle ticket to have lunch with baseball player Anthony Green and actors Mark Dubois and Beau Aikin. The prize includes a night at a hotel and since Allie’s apartment is being fumigated—again!—she agrees to go. Besides, who wouldn’t want to have lunch with three beautiful men?

Allie tries to keep a low profile. But Mark DuBois will not let her slip by unnoticed—in fact, he notices everything about her and Allie is quickly charmed by his gentle kindness.

Rough Edges: Allie’s Story, A Companion to the Sweet Montana Bride Series

Divorced mother, Allie Emerson, never imagined she’d be raising two teenage girls on her own. Between parenting and paying the bills, she hasn’t even thought about meeting a man. That changes once she hears local carpenter, Braden Fox, is in need of a secretary. Back in high school, Allie had done all she could to deny the sparks burning between her and Braden; but would the chemistry still be there after all this time?

Braden has heard all about what Terrance did to Allie and the girls, has been planning to stop by and see how she’s getting along, but Allie beats him to it by showing up at his shop in search of a job. Her unexpected visit reignites the old flame Braden used to torch for her; trouble is, old feelings of resentment return as well. Allie did choose Terrance over him, after all. And as much as Braden wants Allie in his life, he’s not sure he can open his heart to her again.

With this second chance at romance, will the bumps in their relationship be too much to get over, or will this carpenter learn to smooth out the past?

How to Train a Husband (Must Love Dogs Book 2)

Annie, a successful romance author, has a deadline to keep. Jilted in love, she decides to train an unsuspecting and adorable beau to be her perfect mate, utilizing standard doggy training techniques. What Annie doesn’t expect is the growing attraction she feels for Paxton, a retired Navy SEAL.
With the help of a professional trainer, Annie works to certify her own puppy, an undisciplined Yorkshire Terrier, to become a therapy dog. With the knowledge she gleans from his training, she hopes to succeed in training the perfect husband. Can Annie train the perfect mate?

Love Changes Everything (Hawaii Billionaire Romance Book 4)

Indigo Quinn doesn’t go to college in Hawaii to escape her high school sweetheart, but she does need a break from all the pressure he’s been putting on her to settle down. While her head knows she should be sensible, her heart craves adventure—a chance to really live, to find something more! But when adventure comes in the way of Keoni Alana, a former championship surfer with movie-star looks and piercing green eyes, Indigo is unprepared for the sparks that fly.

Intense attraction gives way to a tender romance as Indigo is pulled into Keoni’s enchanting and exotic world. But Keoni has a complicated past and a billion-dollar inheritance on the line. The idyllic island setting takes a darker turn when Indigo fears she’s being stalked and unwittingly becomes the pawn in a web of deceit as Keoni rushes to save her.

Caught between duty and love, Indigo and Keoni must decide how much they’re willing to risk to find out if love really can change everything.

Excerpt from Starlight Kisses

starlight-kisses-cover-finalThe Winter in Snow Valley anthology will be released December 5. My story is called Starlight Kisses. Here’s an excerpt.

Starlight Kisses
by Jeanette Lewis
All Rights Reserved

When he saw who he was holding, he quickly let go and they both jumped back a pace. Mariah’s heart pounded and she dug her nails into her palms. “Sorry,” she muttered, keenly aware she was blushing. Yet again, she’d embarrassed herself in front of this man.

His glance took in her pin-curled hair, red polka-dot dress with the full knee-length skirt and Peter Pan collar, all the way to her black-and-white spectator pumps. “You look … festive,” he said, a hint of amusement in his voice.

“What’s that supposed to mean?”

Riker glanced around the hallway at the sea of business suits in sedate blues, blacks, and grays. “Nothing. It’s just a little different.”

“What’s wrong with being different?” Mariah said defensively. “This is how I usually dress; it’s called retro. Besides, you’re awfully critical for someone who tramps around the woods dressed like some kind of wannabe GI Joe.”

He stiffened. “Yeah, I wear camo when I’m hunting mountain lions and it pays to have every advantage. But it doesn’t matter because by the time we got your car out, the cat was long gone.”

“I’m sorry, I didn’t plan to get stuck in the snow!” Mariah shot back. “Besides, getting my car out took an hour tops.”

He shrugged. “An hour is a lot of time when you’re talking about wildcats.”

They stared at each other in silence for a moment. He wasn’t wearing a hat today and he’d trimmed his whiskers. His dark leather bomber jacket was worn and smooth and instead of camo, he wore jeans and cowboy boots.

“So what do you do when you’re not pretending to be GI Joe?” Mariah asked. “Are you some kind of cowboy?”

He snorted. “I’m as much of a cowboy as you are. But once you live in Snow Valley for a while, you start to dress the part.”

“Who says I’m not a cowboy?” She put one hand on the black patent leather belt at her waist and fixed him with a challenging stare.

His eyes were gray, like the clouds of a summer thunderstorm, sweeping across the sky bringing a crisp, clean scent. They lit up as he surveyed her up and down again. “Yeah, right. You, a cowboy? You’re more like retro Barbie,” he said.

“Well, I live in Snow Valley now,” she said. “I guess I should start dressing the part too.”

“Cowgirl Barbie?” Riker suggested.

She gave an irritated huff, then caught the twinkle in his eye. He was teasing! In an instant, her animosity dissolved.

“Maybe,” Mariah said loftily, switching tones. “Don’t think I don’t know where to find pink sequin cowgirl boots, because I totally do.”

He held up both hands in a gesture of surrender. “I don’t doubt you. And I’ll bet you’d make the cutest little Cowgirl Barbie ever.”

Writing Retreat!

mountainsI got to go to a writing retreat this weekend and look at my beautiful view of the mountains!  You can’t help but be inspired when this is right outside your window, right?

In spite of all the time I spent staring at the scenery, I actually managed to get a lot done. I made the final edits on The Adventurous One and added several thousand words to my manuscript for Winter in Snow Valley. Yippee!

 

 

Pageant Schedule for Tin Foil Tiaras

There are all kinds of things that help give me inspiration when I’m writing and the research process can get pretty involved. When I was working on Tin Foil Tiaras, I realized I needed the pageant schedule to help me structure Cameron’s week in Snow Valley. So I channeled pageant director Melodee Snow-McGrath and got to work.

I based the requirements off the actual rules for the Miss Montana pageant and I may have gotten a little carried away! Here’s page one and there’s a link at the bottom if you want to see all three pages.Pageant schedule page 1

Miss Snow Valley 2015 Pageant Schedule

Excerpt from Love Coming Late

Love Coming Late Cover FINALLove Coming Late

by Jeanette Lewis
All Rights Reserved

“Cynthia?” Colby’s brow wrinkled in concern.

“Sorry. I’m fine.” She jumped up and yanked her hand from his grip.

He gave her a puzzled look. “Lily and I are going to lunch. Do you want to come?”

She glanced across the studio where Lily twirled in the new skirt. “I think … thank you, but I can’t.”

“You sure? We’re going to Big C’s. You can’t tell me you don’t love Big C’s.”

She hesitated, aching to spend more time basking in the warmth of his gaze. But she couldn’t; it would only lead to problems. “Don’t you want some alone time with Lily?” she asked.

A little of the sparkle faded from his eyes. “Okay,” he said quietly. “Well … thanks for teaching today. Lily had a good time.”

She forced a smile, already regretting turning him down, but determined not to act like a fool and fall for this man. “It was fun.”

“Bye, Miss Cynthia!” Lily waved as Colby took her hand and led her out of the studio.

Cynthia smiled and returned the wave. The bells on the door jangled one more time as they left.

She sighed and pressed her fingertips to her temples. She’d done the right thing. So why did she hurt so much?

Sighing, she pulled the elastic out of her hair, freeing it from the ponytail, then worked her fingers through the blond waves, freeing any bobby pins. Her eye fell on Madame Dubois’s music collection again. The top CD was an album by Lindsey Stirling. It appeared Madame Dubois was branching out from classical music. Or maybe she’d been fooled by the image of the ballerina on the cover.

Cynthia put the disc into the player and hit the button, then twisted the dial to turn the music up almost as loud as it would go. Lindsey’s flawless violin thundered through the speakers and Cynthia launched herself into the music, whirling along with the lyrics to “Shatter Me.”

Fear. She’d lived her entire life in fear: fear of being alone, fear of being rejected, fear of emotional pain. Had she ever really felt alive? Or had she lived by routine for so long, always offering to take the bullet, believing self-sacrifice was a noble thing and never, ever realizing that wanting was okay … reaching for things was okay … trying for something was okay?

The song was about a ballerina, but Cynthia was no ballerina now. Her dancing was raw and urgent, laced with want and pain and regret and … a small glimmer of optimism. It was time to stop being afraid.

The final strains of the song died out and the speakers shot static. Breathless and gasping, Cynthia turned and met Colby Schroder’s eyes from across the room. She’d forgotten to lock the door. “Oh!”

“Lily forgot her skirt,” he said, pointing to the pile of purple fabric crumpled near the barre.

She punched the button on the stereo, silencing the static. “Sorry … I was just …” Her hands fumbled with the practice skirt as she trailed off; he knew what she was doing.

“Come get lunch with us,” he said softly.

“Okay,” she whispered.

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The Spring in Snow Valley anthology is here!

The Spring in Snow Valley anthology went up for pre-order today on Amazon! Check out the cover, isn’t it fun? The spring colors make me want to plant some bulbs and paint a few Easter eggs.

Spring in Snow Valley Box set cover

My contribution this time is Love Coming Late.

Cynthia Eddington never thought she’d return to Snow Valley after a string of bad luck forced the sale of her beloved farm there. But here she is, about to start a new life with her children, Jackson and Anoria. Cynthia plans to focus on her career and her family; she’s not looking for romance and she’s definitely not looking for sexy cowboy, Colby Schroder.

Writing about Snow Valley has become like writing about home and followers of the series will recognize many of the characters throughout the books. I absolutely love how we have characters who show up in multiple books and families who are followed throughout the series.

I’ll have more info on the other five stories in the weeks to come, as well as an excerpt from Love Coming Late. In the meantime, click over to Amazon to pick up the Spring in Snow Valley anthology for only $4.99.