Love this series!
I just finished Wild Thing, the third book in Judith Arnold’s delightful series, The Magic Jukebox. I’ve enjoyed all three books, but Wild Thing may just be my favorite. If you’re looking for a smart, sexy, feel-good read that will make you smile, check out this series. I’d read them in order – but that’s just me.
Monica Reinhart is a good girl. A hometown girl. After college, she returned to Brogan’s Point to help run the family business, an oceanfront inn. She’s never done a wild thing in her life. When Ty Cronin sails into town, his wildness intrigues her. When the jukebox plays “Wild Thing,” that wildness infects her, and soon she finds herself doing things she never would have imagined. But Ty could be big trouble. She hardly knows him. She mustn’t trust him. Yet once she’s taken a walk on the wild side with him, how can she go back to being a good hometown girl?
The Magic Jukebox sits in the Faulk Street Tavern in the quiet seaside town of Brogan’s Point, Massachusetts. No one knows what classic rock songs will come out of the jukebox when a coin is inserted, but every now and then, the jukebox will play a song that casts a spell on two bar patrons—a song that will change their lives and open their hearts to love.
The first two books in the series: Changes and True Colors.
Since releasing my new series, I’ve had numerous readers ask me about its origin. IOW, why write about mothers in romance novels? So I thought I’d share my thoughts.
When I started writing romance, I never planned to write about mothers. It was only after I’d published quite a few books that I realized they weren’t just about romantic love; they were about families. Mothers. Fathers. Children. And all the wonderful messiness of family. (Even my suspense novels include children.) At first, that realization surprised me, but it probably shouldn’t have. I come from a large family—I was one of six kids—with an even larger extended family. Continue reading
Thanks to everyone who downloaded Keeping Katie during my five-day free promo event. This was the first time I’ve done any promotion for my books, and it was a lot of fun.
If you read Keeping Katie, I hope you’ll take the time to write a brief review on Amazon to help spread the word. And, of course, don’t forget there are two other books in the series, Once a Wife and Where the Heart Is.
KEEPING KATIE (Book #1 – A Mother’s Heart)
Exclusively from Amazon — FREE for a limited time.
Maura Anderson was out of options.
Her adopted daughter, three-year-old Katie, is her entire world, and no heartless legal system was going to take her baby away. She did what any mother would do. She grabbed Katie and ran—even if it meant breaking the law.
Sheriff Alan Parks believes in the law, following it and enforcing it to the letter. Then Maura Anderson shows up in his small, quiet town, and he knows she’s running from something. At first, he assumes she’s running from someone – an ex-husband or boyfriend – but when she won’t confide in him he starts wondering. Who is this woman who’s captured his heart, and what or who is she afraid? When he finds the answers, however, a part of him wishes he’d never asked the question. Because how can he help her when he represented what she’s fleeing . . . the law.
From Pat . . .
I hope you’ll enjoy this first installment in my A Mother’s Heart series — a heart-warming collection of small-town romances.
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I’m so excited to announce the release of three of my romances in eBook format, Keeping Katie, Once A Wife, and Where The Heart Is. There are the first three books in a new series called A Mother’s Heart.
When I first considered how to release these books, I was pretty much lost. I wanted them to form some kind of cohesive unit, a way for the readers to connect one book to another. Yet, they are all stand-alone stories with no cross-characters between them. Then I realized that they all dealt with strong women who make sacrifices for their children and in the process find true love. Whoa! I had no idea I’d written so many romances where the main character juggles her love for a child with that for a man. So, of course, I had to take a look at my other books and found that this is a consistent theme in my books. I really had no idea.
The result was my themed series, A Mother’s Heart. I’m starting with three books, which are available now for pre-order and will be released on November 10th.
I hope you enjoy them. Pat