Category Archives: holiday gift

Get a free Christmas novella!

Very soon my new Christmas novella will be ready to read. If you subscribe to my New Book Alert, you will get it for free as my gift of thanks to you. To subscribe, sign up here.

Set in the Wager of Hearts world, THE IRISHMAN’S CHRISTMAS GAMBLE tells Frankie Hogan’s story. She’s the founder of the exclusive Bellwether Club.

Here’s what it’s about:nancy_thechristmasgamble300dpi1600x2400

Having risen out of the Dublin slums to build a multinational chocolate business, Frances “Frankie” Hogan is convinced that nothing can ruffle her well-ordered, though lonely, world … until European soccer sensation Liam Keller shows up at her door like the ghost of Christmas past. Youthful ambitions had launched them in different directions, and now the years apart have added secrets and complications. Liam believes it’ll take a Christmas miracle to convince the woman he has always adored to finally gamble on love.

Hope you enjoy my warm, holiday story of a lonely billionaire finding her lost love!


Christmas comes early to Sanctuary! My Whisper Horse novella is only $1.49!

My Christmas Whisper Horse novella, A Down-Home Country Christmas, is now available on Kindle and Nook at a special promotional price of $1.49. Do you love glittering holiday lights, Christmas cookies, and fluffy snowflakes? You’ll love Holly and Robbie’s story:Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000032_00034]

After escaping an abusive marriage, Holly builds a haven of security for herself and her two young daughters.  She’s helped along by police captain Robbie McGraw, who stood by her through the worst. Now he shows a different kind of interest, one that thrills Holly, even as she questions the wisdom of trusting another man so soon.

But Robbie is on the brink of fulfilling a dream—one that will send him out of the mountain town of Sanctuary, West Virginia, and away from the allure of Holly’s warm spirit and tempting lips.

A wily little Christmas donkey and the magic of the holidays prove to Holly and Robbie that the courage to love can make dreams come true.

A Down-Home Country Christmas is the fourth book in my Whisper Horse series but you don’t have to read the others to enjoy this one. It’s a complete story in itself. However, you will get to see characters from the other Whisper Horse novels in this story, which makes it all the more fun

Buy it on Kindle or Nook.

Happy Holidays…a little early!

Wacky Gifts for Guys #5

Does your significant other like to sing in the shower?  Well, now he has the lighting effects to make him feel like a star with the Rainbow Shower Head.

And it’s ecologically responsible: the water pressure powers the LED colors.  No batteries necessary!  It’s a disco inferno with a built-in sprinkler system. Burn, baby, burn! Now all he needs is microphone-shaped soap.

$34.98 (or $29.98 for two or more) at The Lighter Side.

You thought I was kidding about the soap but here it is, just in case you want to add it to his stocking.

It’s $5.95 from Soap on a Rope. com.

Wacky Gifts for Guys #4

Is your guy a true romantic?  Or do you really wish he was?  Here’s just the thing to fan the flames of romance: a couples hand-holding mitten set.

It comes with 2 individual mittens for your outside hands and one shared mitten that fits over your interlocked hands.  All in a lovely, fashion-forward shade of bright orange.  Add hot chocolate, a sled-for-two, and a snowball fight (although that might be hard with the conjoined hands), and you’ll be one cute couple.

$19.98 at The Lighter Side.

Wacky Gifts for Guys #3

Okay, this may be tacky, but I couldn’t resist it.  And it’s very useful.

Yes, it’s Weener Kleener Soap.  The name alone had me in stitches.  It promises to make personal hygiene more stimulating and guarantees that “a few quick strokes will clean most appendages.”  Make sure the recipient reads the “Caution” at the bottom of the packaging.

2 for $11 at Things You Never Knew Existed.

Wacky Gifts for Guys #2

You love your Snuggie, right?  It’s warm and soft and hugs you without expecting anything in return.  But the man in your life makes fun of you every time you use it.  Here’s your revenge: the Superman Snuggie. It’s “super cozy”, of course.

Wrap this up with a card that says, “You’re my hero.” How can he not put it on after that?  Now you can wrap yourself up in your own normal, solid-colored Snuggie, secure in the knowledge that he won’t dare make fun of you ever again.

Once more, it’s from Things You Never Knew Existed.  Just $29.98.

Wacky Gifts for Guys #1

Let’s face it: it’s really hard to buy presents for the male of the species unless your holiday shopping budget runs to big screen TVs or yachts or Porsches.  Since most of us have to struggle with a slightly lower price limit,  I have scoured my catalogs to find perfect gifts for the man in your life.  My first suggestion follows.

Billed as the “manliest bearded hat ever”, this “slips over your head to give you an instant burly look.”

I’m not sure “burly” is quite the right word for this fashion statement.

Note: the mustache is removable, thank goodness!  So if your guy always wanted to grow a beard,  you can give him a crocheted one for $27.98 at