Highlights…As promised, here are a few more highlights of the amazing fiber and knitting show in Columbus last month. Color and creativity were everywhere. Wonderful designers and breathtaking yarn.
Just watch famed knitwear designer, Debbie Bliss, knitting. She is totally speed of light, making a sample piece for her fall collection! And she carried on a witty conversation at the same time.
We also had the pleasure of meeting British designer Martin Storey, signing his beautiful new book full of gorgeous designs in ethereal angora. Angora Haze, from Rowan, is full of design inspiration. I particularly love this lace wrap.
(Bette lace wrap. From Angora Haze by Martin Storey.)
But I am very sad. I am allergic to angora. So I will only be able to enjoy these designs from afar.
We also met up with creative crochet designer Doris Chan.
Love her shoes.
Look for Doris’s inventive and striking new book, Convertible Crochet, recently released from the clever folks at Potter Craft.
Have a look. Be prepared to see crochet in a whole new light! I have 3 projects picked out already…. Seriously.
Dare to Wear Crochet in More Ways Than One
Convertible Crochet is a brand new way to think about crochet fashion, exploded lace motifs, and flattering silhouettes. Award-winning designer Doris Chan helps you get more out of crochet with these endlessly adaptable patterns and techniques that can work with a variety of different looks, personal styles, and body shapes. You’ll learn to personalize these designs by easily making alterations, adding removable elements, or simply styling the piece in an ingenious new way. Make it once. Wear it again and again.
Fashion show videos coming soon….
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American travel expert Kiera Morissey is adept at getting in and out of tight spots. But when a deathbed promise brings Kiera back to Draycott Abbey, she meets rugged Scotsman Calan MacKay, and her life is changed forever. For fifteen years, changed by turns to a swift creature of night, Calan has used his deadly strength and speed to protect. But he wakes with bruises on his body and blood on his hands. And Kiera may be the key to getting his life back.
Calan stirs emotions in Kiera that she’s never felt before. Getting in and out may be her skill, yet she finds it impossible to leave the abbey until she’s unraveled its mysteries, and Calan’s dark secret. But will the shadows from the past and an ancient vow of evil threaten the future they may have together?
We have a BRAND NEW Summer Celebration. Enter your email address here to enter to win a signed hardback book ! The winner can select from either my historical series or my paranormal series. Plus a couple of surprise extras will be sent to you directly as well.
Some exciting news next. Finally all my early historicals and my first Draycott Abbey paranormals will be available in digital versions. Now that I have the rights to those books, I am editing all of these early stories that I had so much fun writing. Beautiful new covers will round out the exciting package.
I am so thrilled to be able to bring out all of these early books which were never available in digital formats. It has been a huge treat for me to get reacquainted with my first characters that I loved so much. I hope you will love them too!
I’ve taken the opportunity to make some changes in these early editions – it is nice to believe that I have become a stronger writer in the years since these were written. 🙂
In some instances, editors and publishers had definite ideas about the story, and I had to compromise. But in these digital editions there will be no compromises!
Not in text.
Not in character.
Not in plot. Definitely not in covers!
That makes all of these books very special to my heart. I hope that they will sing to you too.
Thanks to Steel Magnolia Press for all their energy, creativity and professionalism. And thanks to you, wonderful readers. More books will be coming. I am also pleased that Nook versions are finally available for several of my books now.
Deadly secrets unfold on the lonely English heath where a highwayman pursues his dangerous vow of revenge.
Silver St. Clair has vowed to reclaim her family birthright at any cost, but the precious formula for a rare fragrance coveted by all of fashionable London is lost, hidden somewhere in the misty lavender fields of her Norfolk estate. Now Silver must risk her reputation and her life, striking a wanton bargain with England’s most notorious highwayman, whose price will be her unconditional surrender, her unbridled passion – and her stubborn heart.
India, the beautiful and headstrong sister of Come the Night’s hero, Luc Delamere, falls in love with the rakish Devlyn Carlisle during the chaos and uncertainty of war. Though their time together is short, they find a passion neither can forget. But Devlyn is cut down by a French saber at Waterloo, and India’s joy is torn away.
Back in England India struggles to accept her life alone, without the only man she will ever love. But now he is back – with the cold eyes of a stranger. All they shared is forgotten. India will not rest until she discovers who has betrayed Dev, and it will be a job more dangerous than she can imagine.
As they work together, each fighting newly stirred desires, India vows to make the lost earl remember all they once shared, no matter how dangerous to her reputation – and her heart.
Star-crossed strangers uncover old passions in the shadows of hauntingly beautiful Draycott Abbey.
Archeologist Kelly Hamilton follows a trail of secrets to England, tracking a priceless thousand-year-old sword. But the abbey’s beauty hides old dangers, and it will take all Kelly’s courage and her gift of second sight to stay alive.
Rugged ex-Royal Marine Michael Burke wants Kelly gone before sunrise, and will brook no refusal. But Burke is overruled, and in the nights that follow, Kelly’s visions tell her this man is no stranger.
She has known him long before.
As his ardent lover…
Soon the two are pulled under the spell of the moonlit abbey, caught in a sensuous net of white-hot desire.
And all the while an old and dangerous enemy waits to strike.
When Draycott Abbey calls bridal expert Kara Fitzgerald to help a man in mortal danger, Kara is helpless to fight the force of her psychic visions. But the man in question, security expert Duncan MacKinnon, has no time for vague warnings, even when they are delivered by a beautiful woman who knows far too much about his private life.
Yet coincidences begin to pile up, and soon the rugged Scotsman wonders if this beautiful stranger could be telling the truth. Determined to find answers, Duncan sweeps Kara north to his castle where, veiled in the Highland mist, the two are caught by blinding desire. Strangest of all are their hotly sensual memories of being lovers … separated centuries before.
Though it defies all logic, Duncan accepts Kara’s visions and her help to confront a boyhood tragedy. For her part, Kara needs Duncan’s strength to help re-awaken the eternal passion that will protect them as an old enemy stalks the crags of Dunraven Castle.