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Oh Danny Boy

I am so thrilled to announce that my sweet contemporary romance, Oh Danny Boy, is available at the special pre-order price of $2.99, or free on Kindle Unlimited!

Here’s a short excerpt:

CHAPTER ONE

“Seamus, don’t jump!” Clara Donovan heard her own cries, the shouts resounding through the misty night air. She raced across the sidewalk toward Farthing Bridge, her gaze riveted on a horror she didn’t want to believe. Her older brother Seamus sat on the edge of a tall bridge with his head slumped in his hands, a bottle of whiskey beside him. The arched stone bridge spanned the River Farthing, connecting the town to a once-popular marketplace.

No. It couldn’t be. Her breath burned in her chest as she took in gulps of dampness and drizzle. Don’t stop. Run faster.

When she reached the bridge, she elbowed through a group of late-night revelers. Several pointed up at Seamus.

“He’s off the rails!” someone shouted.

Her brother seemed unaware of the gathering crowd. He swung his legs back and forth like an underwound metronome and stared into the ice-cold river below.
She shook off the image of him on her living room floor several days earlier. He’d been passed out drunk. Should she have phoned a treatment center? No. She could fix her brother’s problems. He simply needed encouragement, surrounded by his loving, supportive family.

Seamus. Gentle Seamus. Kind and fiery-haired, quick to temper, quicker to make amends. Her heart squeezed at the scruffy, dejected man he’d become since his wife had died.

Clara put her hands on her knees and took in calm, even breaths. Quickly, she assessed the corroded pedestrian catwalk leading to the top of the bridge, the skull and crossbones sign that warned Danger.

She stared upward at her sweet brother. “Dear saints in heaven, Seamus,” she whispered. “You promised me that you’d never drink again.”

She stuffed her wool gloves into her jacket pockets and bent to lace her weatherproof boots tighter. There was no time to dash around the river to the street that crossed the bridge, and she certainly wouldn’t ask anyone in the crowd to lend a hand.

She yanked off the “Danger” sign and threw it to the ground. That pressing feeling in her chest, like she was running out of air, slowed her movements. Dragging in another breath, she grasped the slippery wet handrails and stepped onto the bottom rung of the catwalk.

“Missus, are you trained for this?” a man from the crowd inquired.
She glanced around. The man stood a hairsbreadth away. He was tall with piercing blue eyes and carried a guitar case. His dark brown hair had a reddish tinge and his navy wool jacket strained against his athletic form.

I hope this book will transport you to the beautiful countryside of Ireland.

Happy Reading!

Oh Danny Boy

Hug Your Cat Day!

Today is Hug Your Cat Day. (yes, really!) Sorry, dog lovers!

If you’re a cat lover, this is your day. However, your cat may only allow a brief hug, so make it quick!

And, June is “Adopt a Cat Month”, so if you don’t have a cat, you can quickly correct this!

Are you a dog person or a cat person? Leave your comments below.

Exciting news!

My sweet contemporary romance novel, OH DANNY BOY, is on pre-order at the special price of only $2.99! Snag your copy today and be transported to the beautiful country of Ireland.

Happy Reading!

Happy Mother’s Day! (and exciting book news)

Mother’s Day is a holiday celebrated annually in more than 150 countries, although it is celebrated on different dates. This day is a tribute to all mothers and motherhood.

The first Mother’s Day was celebrated in Grafton, West Virginia, in 1908. Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis. Anna began a campaign to make Mother’s Day a national holiday, and in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.

And…in exciting book news…if you haven’t yet nominated
OH DANNY BOY for the Kindle Scout program, you can nominate the book at the link below. No purchase necessary. And, if selected, you’ll receive the copy absolute free! No purchase necessary!

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Please nominate OH DANNY BOY and if selected, receive a free copy.
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Many thanks and Happy Reading!

5 Excellent Irish Proverbs on Love and Marriage

The Irish have a way with words.

Today I’m sharing some of the (many) Irish Proverbs on love and marriage that I came across when researching my sweet romance full-length novel, set in Ireland,

Oh Danny Boy.

“If you want praise, die. If you want love, marry.”

“It’s easy to halve the potato where there’s love.”

“Honey is sweet, but don’t lick it off a briar.”

“Beauty won’t make the kettle boil.”

“Honey is sweet, but don’t lick it off the briar.”

Do you know an Irish proverb? Please share in the comments below.

One lucky winner will be randomly selected to win a free audiobook of my sweet romance Christmas novella, Candleglow and Mistletoe, because we celebrate the spirit of Christmas all year long!

Oh Danny Boy. What do the lyrics really mean?

“Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer’s gone, and all the roses falling
‘Tis you, ’tis you must go and I must bide.”

 
My newest sweet romance full-length novel, Oh Danny Boy, is set in Ireland.

Danny Boy is one of the first songs that comes to mind when thinking or singing about Ireland. Ironically, this piece was written by Frederick Weatherly, a lawyer and lyricist, who was an Englishman!

No one knows the true meaning of the lyrics, although some thoughts are:

A girl saying goodbye to her sweetheart.
A young man leaving his homeland and parents behind.
Parents saying goodbye to their son and/or sending their son off to war.

What do you think the words to Oh Danny Boy mean?

Please leave your comments below.

One lucky winner will be randomly selected to win my sweet (and spicy) free audiobook of Seeking Catherine.