MY FAVORITE BRIDE now out in audiobook!

For the first time ever, MY FAVORITE BRIDE (Governess Brides) is out in audiobook, narrated by voice talent Karen Cass!

“The Sound of Music meets Jane Eyre.” — Publisher’s Weekly

Digital Audio

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When Miss Samantha Prendregast arrives at Devil’s Fell to take charge of six rebellious girls, the outspoken governess finds she can manage the children with intelligence, guile … and a little bribery. Their dashing, widowed father, Colonel William Gregory, is not so easily charmed—and far too easy to love.

William cherished the orderliness of his life, until this captivating troublemaker distracts him with wit and defiance. Despite the fact that they clash at every meeting, William finds himself drawn to Samantha’s fire. Before he can successfully woo her, William must discover what she’s hiding. But the secret the lady is guarding is far too dangerous to ever reveal …

Listen to an excerpt!

How was this new cover created? Here are the designer’s notes:

BACKGROUND INSPIRATION: A playful smile paired with an arched brow lets viewers immediately know that Samantha, the heroine of this story, has a mind as sharp as her tongue. Her mysterious gaze hints towards her sordid past, her stylish outfit reveals her London sensibilities, and her confident expression and sassy stance show that she’s ready to take on 6 rebellious little girls as well as their stern military father.

DESIGN APPROACH: A modern approach to a classic style, this cover will appeal to both young and old fans of historical romance.

CREATIVE DIRECTION: In the background, the placid lakes and hills of England’s Lake District are a sharp contrast to the hustle and bustle of London that Samantha is used to. The dusky and romantic landscape belies dangerous secrets, but Samantha’s strength, glittering intelligence and arresting gaze captures the viewer interest.

OVERALL IMPACT: Romantic, Sassy, Sensuous

MY FAVORITE BRIDE is also available in paper and eBook with the original cover!

Paper

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Today! INTO THE FLAME in audiobook!

            Firebird would never forget this day. The day she discovered her family had lied to her. The day she’d discovered the truth.

            Now, finding herself in the safe, familiar setting of the place she had always called home, she hugged her baby, her Aleksandr, and in a steady voice that surely belonged to a stranger, she asked, “Why didn’t you tell me that I’m adopted? That I’m not related to you? To any of you?” She looked right at  the woman she had always believed to be her mother. At Zorana. “Why didn’t you tell me I’m not your child?”

            Her father had the guts to look bewildered.

            Her brothers exchanged glances, the kind she’d seen so many times before, the one that said, She must have cramps.

            The other people in the tiny living room—her brothers’ women, the strange man she had yet to meet—looked the way people do when they’ve fallen into an emotional episode they would just as soon avoid.

            But her mother…oh, yes. Her mother sat pale, frozen, wide-eyed…guilty.INTO THE FLAME, out today in audiobook! Listen to a sample chapter. 

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And with the audiobook publication of INTO THE FLAME,, the Darkness Chosen series is complete. The titles are:

SCENT OF DARKNESS ($2.99 in ebook)

TOUCH OF DARKNESS

INTO THE SHADOW

INTO THE FLAME

WILDER FAMILY HALLOWEEN (Read it free on my website)

All titles are also available in ebook. With the printing crisis, not all titles are in paperback.

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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  

LOST IN YOUR ARMS 

MY FAVORITE BRIDE 

The complete Darkness Chosen series
SCENT OF DARKNESS

TOUCH OF DARKNESS

INTO THE SHADOW

INTO THE FLAME

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Upcoming!

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!

Read a WRONG ALIBI excerpt.

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

Poisoned Pen has signed copies! Call toll free (888) 560-9919 or order online.

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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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Details for the DANGEROUS GROUND arc contest!

Enter to win one of three copies of pal Rachel Grant’s Alaskan-set romantic suspense, DANGEROUS GROUND.

But first, read an excerpt!

Cara nodded toward Dean. “I just wanted to welcome you to the project and Pollux Engineering. My boss asked me to look out for you.” She turned to Fiona. “And I wanted to ask if you want to bunk together. Unless I get a better offer.”

With Cara sitting between them, he barely caught Fiona’s smile and the amusement in her eyes as she shook her head, clearly having a good idea of what Cara meant by “better offer.” “Christina arrives the day after tomorrow, so she’ll bunk with me. Maybe if there aren’t any other women on this expedition, you’ll get lucky and get your own tent.”

“Well, that would make it easier if a better offer comes along.” She gave Dean a sideways glance, and he got her message loud and clear.

If this were a photography assignment, he’d eagerly take her up on the offer. He was a fan of short, proximity-driven flings that could go nowhere. But he wasn’t here on a freelance assignment and getting laid ranked dead last on his list of priorities.

Cara might be able to give him information on Pollux and Dylan’s role in the company, but she hadn’t been here when the project had ended abruptly five weeks ago, so it wouldn’t be worth cozying up to her to find out what she knew.

No. He had to focus all his energy and attention on Fiona Carver. Even if it meant hitting on his brother’s girlfriend.

Enter by midnight June 9 for your chance to enjoy an early read of Rachel Grant’s DANGEROUS GROUND, out August 17th on Kindle, in Paper and Audible Audiobook. And good luck!

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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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