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Little Black Dress Wins!

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I got an email last night. It took me three tries to read it, because I instantly got tears in my eyes and couldn’t breathe. The email said, “Congratulations! …Your book ‘Little Black Dress’ was chosen as the solo ‘Medalist Winner’ in the E-Book Mystery Category of our Fifth Annual New Apple Indie Book Awards!”

Prizes include social media announcements, award certificates, press releases, and medallions for book covers. I was shaking for at least an hour.

I’ve spent today creating graphics, making a few announcements, and updating social media accounts. This means a little more work– in some ways– but the benefits outweigh any trouble.

If you haven’t read Little Black Dress, the LBD Project, Book 1, <= here’s a link. I hope you enjoy it and leave a kind, honest review. And don’t forget that the rest of the books in the trilogy, Red Heels and Bare Essentials, are also available. Just click the titles for the links!

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Down to the Bare Essentials

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Book Three of the LBD Project Series is available for Pre-Order now, with the official launch date of February 14, 2019.

If you haven’t read Little Black Dress or Red Heels, you still have plenty of time. These are super-fast reads, and perfect for Spring Break! (It’s like if Audrey Hepburn was James Bond.)

Here are the basics: Evan (short for Evangeline) Tyler is a former fashion model, recruited as a covert agent for InDIGO (International Discretionary Intelligence Gathering Organization) hot on the trail of an extortion ring in Paris. She’s field-testing a new high-tech weapon/ cocktail dress filled with tons of surveillance equipment, body armor, and style.

In this third book, Evan and her team leader, Hedge Parker, are closing in on their target, when they are thrown for a major loop.

Car chases, foot chases, hand fighting, explosions, kidnappings, jewels, gadgets, haute couture, and even a few steamy kisses are the staples of this series. With locations like Paris, Marseilles, Barcelona, London, Amsterdam, Kyiv, and Grand Cayman, there is never a shortage of great sites to visit.

Evan is a fiery, red-headed Texas gal, up against some fiercely beautiful blonde Russian models. Strong women characters take center-stage in this series.

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Merry Christmas!

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I’m celebrating Christmas this year with the release of my new children’s book, Sophie Louise Will Not Say CHEESE.

It is a story about a little girl who refuses to say CHEESE for pictures. Others think she is odd, and that she doesn’t like to smile. That is, until they ask her why she makes silly faces for photos. 

Sophie Louise is about getting to know our friends instead of judging them.

Available in PRINT and E-BOOK

The illustrations are fun and vibrant, drawn by my oldest son, Sam Black. The book is easy to read for first through third grades. Available in print and e-book.

I hope you and your family enjoy a blessed and Merry Christmas, and a joyful 2019!