IN MY WILDEST DREAMS out in Audiobook!

Today is a great day for historical fans and audiobook readers. My first New York Times bestseller, IN MY WILDEST DREAMS, is out in audiobook with an all new cover from Brilliance Audio!

“Reminiscent of the classic movie Sabrina, this heartwarming Victorian-era treatment will please Christina Dodd’s many fans.” —Publishers Weekly

Throckmorton straightened his cravat. “So my dear brother, tell me about this mystery woman.”

Eagerly, Ellery recited her virtues. “Her hair is light brown with streaks of gold flowing like honey. Her teeth are white and even, like a string of the most precious pearls. She’s petite and curvy, like a marble Venus.” With his hands, he indicated the shapeliness of the young woman in question. “Her skin is like —”

“Alabaster?”

“Yes!”Ellery smiled, his own alabaster teeth flashing.

“Of course.” Throckmorton rolled down his sleeves and re-pinned his cuffs. “I suppose her nipples are like two perfect rosebuds.”

Ellery’s brow puckered. He seldom comprehended Throckmorton’s jibes, possibly because no one except Throckmorton ever poked fun at him. One didn’t tease the golden boy. “I don’t know about her nipples.”

With heartfelt sincerity, Throckmorton said, “Thank God for that, at least.”

“Yet.” Ellery’s white teeth gleamed in a smile.

Perhaps Ellery did comprehend more than Throckmorton gave him credit for. But Ellery didn’t comprehend how important his betrothal to Hyacinth and her Indian plantations were to the family interests — and more than family interests — or he wouldn’t be babbling about some unfamiliar female guest with good teeth and rosebud nipples.

“Uh-oh.” Ellery headed for the sideboard and poured himself a grand amount of brandy. “I recognize that expression. It’s the I’m-the-Throckmorton-and-I-have-to-manage-everything expression.”

“Strange. I was thinking how fortunate that you’re seeking handsome young ladies for me.”

Arrested in the act of taking a drink, Ellery said, “Don’t be ridiculous. This one’s mine — although it wouldn’t hurt you to remarry, you know. Since Joanna’s death there hasn’t been a woman worthy of you, and you might not be so bloody grim if you stuck your finger in the jampot occasionally.”

Throckmorton had heard it before. “I’ll worry about my finger, you worry about yours.”

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“Wickedly witty,” — Julia Quinn, author of Bridgerton

IN MY WILDEST DREAMS is also available in paper and eBook.

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Today! INTO THE SHADOW in Audiobook!

Glancing up, Karen saw the dust of the massive rock fall shuddering toward her. She tugged on Phil’s shoulder. “We’ve got to run!”
He turned, lips drawn back. “Run, then. This gold is mine!”
Shocked by the demon of greed that peered from his red eyes, she jumped back. Heard the noise of tons of stone descending the mountain. Realized that Mt. Anaya had at last decided to crush them and their presumption.
She ran. Ran as hard and as fast as she could away from this place. From the heart of evil.
The ground shuddered. The noise rose, a cacophony of shattering stone and a roar that sounded like … like a motor.
A big, black motorcycle cut in front of her. Stopped. The stranger, the man who’d watched her from above, sat on the seat, his eyes ablaze with urgency.
She slid onto the seat behind him. Grabbed him around the waist.
He hit the accelerator.
They tore across the site, the bike hitting holes and rocks. The front tire danced to a crazy beat. He couldn’t control the machine. He was going to kill them. But he stood on the pedals. He skidded, leaned, avoided.
She wanted to scream in fear. Maybe she did. Then a glance behind them made her lean forward, urging him faster.
For the rock fall chased them, fueled by gravity and the mountain’s spite. Boulders as big as buildings slammed behind them like a stone giant’s footsteps, each one coming closer. Anaya groaned with exertion. Dust rose, obscuring the sky, the site … Phil. Mt. Anaya had once again protected the heart of evil.
Turning her head away, she pressed her face into the leather jacket.
He smelled of cold water, fresh air, and wildness.
She knew that scent. She’d dreamed about it every night.
This was her lover — not a dream, as she hoped, not madness, as she feared, but a man of daring and courage.
Of course. Who else would defy death to rescue her?INTO THE SHADOW, Darkness Chosen, now out in audiobook

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INTO THE SHADOW is also available in paper and e-book. Read an excerpt and listen free to the first chapter.

The Darkness Chosen series is:
SCENT OF DARKNESS — “I hated this book because it is all about sex, sex, sex. The story gets lost in the descriptive sex pages which are numerous.”—one-star Amazon review for SCENT OF DARKNESS

TOUCH OF DARKNESS

INTO THE SHADOW

INTO THE FLAME  coming in audio 4/13

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WRONG ALIBI is published!

         IT WAS EARLY MORNING when Evie got to her mother’s house. It looked the same; a narrow, two-story, white bungalow with dark green trim and a white picket fence. Spring bulbs poked their heads out of the flower beds. She lingered on the sidewalk, held by a fear unlike any other she had faced in her ordeal.
         When Mama realized the identity of the stranger on her doorstep, would she even let Evie in? More important, was she even home?
        Someone was, because someone passed by the living room window, then by a side window toward the back of the house.
        Evie walked up the driveway toward the garage, opened the gate, shut it behind her and walked to the side door. She stood, fist raised, wanting to knock.
         The door jerked open.
         They were face-to-face.
         Her mother.
         And Evie.
         Both were startled.
         Evie should explain who she was. Because how could anyone recognize her after all the surgeries?
         But Ioana’s face crumpled. “My baby.” Without needing a word or a second glance, Ioana knew her. She pulled Evie into her embrace. “My Evie. You’re alive. You’re alive.”
         Evie cried. Even with her broken, rearranged face, her mother knew her.
         The moment lasted ten seconds.
         Ioana caught her breath, muttered, “We can’t do this here. Old Mr. Gagnon sees everything,” and yanked Evie inside. — WRONG ALIBI is out now! Buy it at your favorite independent bookstore or online:

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Good News for Audiobook Readers!

Love audiobooks? Good news; I’m delighted to announce I sold my entire booklist to the magnificent Brilliance Audio! Over the next year and a half, forty titles will be recorded and published, including my novellas and short stories. Even better, Brilliance has allowed me to pick the narrators, and as each book is released, they are providing audio clips for you. Click the link to listen free to the first chapters and see what you think of my choices!

Out now!

The Complete Bella Terra Series

SECRETS OF BELLA TERRA

REVENGE AT BELLA TERRA

BETRAYAL

The Governess Brides Series (in progress)

THAT SCANDALOUS EVENING

RULES OF SURRENDER

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

RULES OF ATTRACTION

IN MY WILDEST DREAMS  

The Darkness Chosen series (in progress)

SCENT OF DARKNESS

TOUCH OF DARKNESS

INTO THE SHADOW

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INTO THE FLAME / Darkness Chosen / 4/13/21

LOST IN YOUR ARMS / Governess Brides 5/4/21

MY FAVORITE BRIDE / Governess Brides / 6/1/21

MY FAIR TEMPTRESS / Governess Brides 7/6/21

STORM OF VISIONS/Chosen Ones / 7/27/21

IN BED WITH THE DUKE/Governess Brides/ 8/3/21

STORM OF SHADOWS / Chosen Ones / 8/17/21

SOME ENCHANTED EVENING/ Lost Princesses 8/20/21

TAKEN BY THE PRINCE/ Governess Brides/9/7/21

THE BAREFOOT PRINCESS / Lost Princesses/ 9/14/21

CHAINS OF ICE / Chosen Ones / 9/21/21

A WELL PLEASURED LADY / Well Pleasured / 10/5/21

A PIRATE’S WIFE FOR ME / Governess Brides 10/5/21

THE PRINCE KIDNAPS A BRIDE / Governess Brides 10/12/21

SMUGGLER’S CAPTIVE BRIDE / 11/2/21

THIRD SUITOR / Governess Brides / 11/2/21

A WELL FAVORED GENTLEMAN / Well Pleasured / 11/2/21

CHAINS OF FIRE / Chosen Ones / 10/19/21

WILDER / Chosen Ones / 11/16/21

LADY IN BLACK / 11/16/21

THE RUNAWAY PRINCESS/Princess Series / 11/30/2021

SOMEDAY MY PRINCE /Princess Series/1/4/2022

GABRIEL’S GIFT / Lost Hearts / TBD

KIDNAPPED / ONCE UPON A PILLOW / TBD

THE LISTENER / Virtue Falls / TBD

LOVE NEVER DIES / Virtue Falls / TBD

THE WATCHER / Virtue Falls / TBD

UNDER THE KILT / WELL PLEASURED / TBD

WILD TEXAS ROSE / TBD 

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At last! RIGHT MOTIVE is published!

It’s just another Tuesday in Rockin, Alaska: one bear cub, two Bigfoot sightings, three corrupt law officers and a sting operation that will test new police officer Gabriella Donatti to the limits…

C’mon, how can your resist? RIGHT MOTIVE with two Bigfoot sightings! Get your copy today!

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RIGHT MOTIVE is the novella that introduces you to Rockin Alaska, the small town where WRONG ALIBI (out December 29), is set. Read a RIGHT MOTIVE excerpt!

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From Goodreads:

“Bigfoot and the three bears.”
“Witty dialog and quirky character insights.”
“Absolutely delightful.”

I hope you enjoy RIGHT MOTIVE , too!

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Christina Dodd Anniversary Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone who wrote to congratulate me on thirty years of publication, and thank you for celebrating with me by entering the contests for books, lavender sachets and Barnes and Noble gift certificates.

Congratulations to our three newsletter winners:
Third Prize: Rosie from Louisville, KY
Second Prize: Karin from Big Island, VA
Grand Prize: Silvia from Galt, CA

Congratulations to the Facebook contest winner: Carol from Troy, MI

Congratulations to the Instagram contest winner: Michele from Spokane, WA

The winners have received their prizes.

On February 2, 1990, I received the call telling me my first book, CANDLE IN THE WINDOW, had been accepted for publication. Since then I’ve written and published 58 full-length novels, eight short stories and seven novellas in suspense, paranormal and historical. I’ve written articles, given interviews to magazines, podcasts and TV, and had my photo taken a million times, almost always with my eyes shut. I’ve had so much fun meeting you at autographings and reading your correspondence!

Karin took a photo of her prize. Thank you, Karin!

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Christina Dodd’s Anniversary Cake

Sometimes in an author’s career there comes a moment that resonates with emotion. I had one of those times on Saturday February 8 when, at The Poisoned Pen Bookstore, those wonderful booksellers presented me with a cake and balloons to celebrate my 30th publishing anniversary. I was reminded of my first autographing at the bookstore where I was a bookseller (Carol’s Book Corner in Houston) when a customer presented me with a cake she’d had decorated with the cover of my first book, CANDLE IN THE WINDOW.

Yep, I shed a few tears.
Then I ate cake.

Both cakes were yummy. I wish I could share them with you all, dear friends. Thank you for a wonderful 30 years!

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Christina Dodd’s First Autographing, 1991 Houston TX, Carol’s Book Corner

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Enjoy more photos from the autographing!

Cake! Homemade! Delicious!

Thrilled with the cake and my dear readers!

The line to get books autographed. Everyone was so patient!

L to r: Authors Paige Shelton, Allison Brennan, Christina Dodd and our wonderful Poisoned Pen bookseller and reviewer, John Charles.

 

STRANGERS SHE KNOWS Receives Library Honor!

STRANGERS SHE KNOWS made the top of the King County Library Winter Book Recommendations! King County (Seattle) is the second largest library system in the U.S., so this is quite an honor.

Thank you to all of you who request my books from your library system. When libraries are healthy, this author is happy!

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The Winner of the Suspense Title Survey is Not What You Think

When we last spoke, I told you my publisher wanted a different title for my next thriller set in Alaska, a title that shouted Alaska and suspense. I posted a survey with the five excellent title finalists and asked which one you thought the sales department would choose, and promised to keep you up-to-date about their decision. 1200+ of you voted, with the lead wavering between between four of the five titles.

I suppose you’re wondering which title the publisher picked…
Well…
Ahem. The publisher decided they want to stick with the original title, WRONG ALIBI.
It’s fine. Really. WRONG ALIBI was my title, and it’s a strong suspense title. But…

Is the book WRONG ALIBI finished?
Yes. I’m editing it now.

When will WRONG ALIBI come out?
WRONG ALIBI will be published December 29, 2020. Yes, I know! A whole year away. Hang in there! There’ll be at least one short story coming to ease the wait.

Is WRONG ALIBI coming in print as well as ebook?
Yes, in hardcover for you collectors, and trade paperback (large size), eBook, and audio. As soon as the links are up, I’ll alert you in my newsletter, or you can check back here on the website. 

Is that the final WRONG ALIBI cover?
No. The art department has been instructed to do design a cover that clearly says Alaska and suspense. I can’t wait to see what those clever artists come up with. Stay tuned, I expect to see it in early 2020.

I know WRONG ALIBI is set in Alaska and it’s a thriller. What’s it about?
You can read the back copy on the WRONG ALIBI book page. There’ll be an excerpt posted soon.

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Christina Dodd’s Big Thrill Interview

I was interviewed in The Big Thrill (International Thriller Writers Magazine) and it was. A Big Thrill, I mean. We spoke about STRANGERS SHE KNOWS and the Cape Charade series and here are a few highlights of the interview:

Dodd, who will be celebrating her 30th year as a writer in February 2020, has written 57 books to date, including 17 romantic suspense novels, seven straight suspense stories, and nine paranormal romances. But the unconventional and rules-breaking author, who aims to write at least 2,000 words a day, says she was not an overnight success. It was her 19th book that hit the New York Times bestseller list. “The difference between talent and success is hard work. I worked very, very hard,” Dodd says. “And I like the job. I love telling stories and this is what I do best.”

and

Dodd is active on social media and enjoys talking to readers online. Her approach to building the sizable audience she has today has involved sharing parts of herself…and rolling out an e-newsletter which supplies information about her books, her journey, and her writing processes. That e-newsletter, which was launched more than 14 years ago, continues to attract readers and aspiring authors from far and wide.

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