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First in Series books, free on PRIME!

For PRIME members – you can start my two most popular series now for free! THE HOUSE ON BLACKBERRY HILL is the first book in my Jewell Cove series – an inherited mansion holds the secret to Abby’s family history, and a hunky contractor helps her restore both the house and her heart. And SOMEBODY LIKE YOU, first in the Darling VT series, is a book of starting over. Lauren is divorced and moved back to her hometown to run a garden center, and has to confront the boy who br
oke her heart in high school – who is now on the straight and narrow as a Darling police officer.
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https://amzn.to/4azKG5a – SOMEBODY TO LOVE
https://amzn.to/3Uk1x6E – THE HOUSE ON BLACKBERRY HILL

Kindle Daily Deal for The House on Blackberry Hill

One day only! Today is a Kindle Daily Deal for THE HOUSE ON BLACKBERRY HILL – it’s on for half price! Get it for just $2.49 today and start the Jewell Cove series.

Get Ready to Rumble!

Fun news from The Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia – and me!

On March 21, two teams of 6 Nova Scotia authors will compete to “chain-write” two short stories, each author writing up to 300 words before passing on the keyboard – including me, on the Plot Thickeners team!

Hosted at Propeller Brewing Co. (2015 Gottingen St., Halifax), the event will include both the public writing rumble (2:00pm to 6:30pm) and a reading of the competing stories (6:45pm). The event is free to attend, with in-person donations accepted.

Sponsorships of individual rumblers are accepted until the event concludes. This is a major fundraising event for the Writer’s Fed, with proceeds going to fund the Charles R Saunders Prize:  One prize ($1,000 cash and a $3,000-value 5-month literary mentorship through the Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program) is awarded each year to an emerging writer with an in-progress work in speculative fiction or in nonfiction that shows promise and career-advancing merit. Priority is given to writers from marginalized communities, including but not limited to writers marginalized on the basis of ability, disability, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality.

And there are PERKS for sponsoring your favourite rumbler! Each person who sponsors me will be able to choose a book from my backlist (ebook only)!

And the Writer’s Federation also offers prizes which are cumulative:

I would be THRILLED to have your support! You can sponsor me here by choosing The Plot Thickeners for team and then my name from the Rumbler drop down! Thank you so much!

Start these series with Prime Reading!

Are you an Amazon Prime member? If so, you can get the first book in both my Jewell Cove and Darling VT series in the Prime Reading program!

The House on Blackberry Hill: A family mystery, a ghost from the past, and new-found love will draw readers into this compelling story, first in the Jewell Cove series. When Abby Foster inherits the Maine mansion, she also inherits a family secret and meets her match in the sexy contractor she hires to rehab the house. https://amzn.to/4aag4Xy

Somebody Like You: Come home to Darling, VT, and a heartwarming series opener! Aiden Gallagher broke Laurel Stone’s heart back in high school. Now she’s back in Darling following a divorce and determined to start over, only to discover that the sexy cop still holds a piece of her heart. https://amzn.to/3PgGKOh

 

Limited time sale on The Cowboy’s Code

I’m gearing up for the release of the last Cadence Creek miniseries title, and I thought what better way to celebrate than to offer a Kindle Countdown deal?

From March 1-7, readers in the US and UK can get the first book in the Cadence Creek series for just 99 cents! THE COWBOY’S CODE features a sexy as sin rancher, a strong, stubborn social worker, and a cause close to both of their hearts…

He’ll do anything to protect the ones he loves…

Social worker Angela Beck has too much to do to wait around for a cowboy who’s all charm and little substance. Setting up her women’s shelter means everything to her. Trouble is, she needs the support of Sam Diamond and his family to get the project off the ground. And that means working together…

Sam has always loved a challenge, and the sharp-tongued Angela has him on his toes. As they work together to make the shelter a reality, he discovers the warm, vibrant woman beneath the efficient exterior. She might just be the kind of woman he’s been waiting for…

But trusting doesn’t come easily to Angela—she’s learned to count on herself and not lean on others, especially the sexy rancher with a protective streak. When Angela’s painful past resurfaces, Sam knows it’s time for him to step up and be the man she needs—and hopefully win her heart.

SOMEBODY LIKE YOU is in Prime Reading

Hey all – just dropping by with a note to let you all know that SOMEBODY LIKE YOU, the first book in my Darling VT series, is still available in Prime Reading! If you are a Prime member, you can read this book for free on your kindle (or in the kindle app!)

Come home to Darling, VT, and a heartwarming series by New York Times Bestselling Author, Donna Alward!

You can go home again…

After a heartbreaking divorce, Laurel Stone returns to Darling looking for a do-over. She’s certainly not searching for romance, especially from Aiden Gallagher, the boy who broke her heart in high school. She’s happy to focus on her new business, until a theft sends Aiden – now a cop – to her doorstep.

Aiden’s left his teenage hellion years in the rear-view mirror, and he wishes more than anything to have a second chance with Laurel. But she’s understandably cautious, even as the chemistry still sizzles between them whenever their paths cross.

When Laurel’s new employee, a homeless veteran, is assaulted, the two must unite to find his assailant. The barriers between them tumble one by one, until Aiden comes up with a plan to give Laurel what she’s always secretly dreamed of. But can Laurel move beyond the hurts of the past to embrace a new future?

Monthly Deal: First Responders Boxed Set

This month’s deal is a great one! Get the FIRST RESPONDERS Boxed Set – 4 novellas in 1 volume – for just $0.99! Available on Amazon and FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

OFF THE CLOCK
When Carly Douglas is run off the road, Gabe Brenner, an off-duty paramedic, rushes in to help. She hasn’t seen Gabe since before her marriage and subsequent divorce, but little has changed. He’s still strong, sexy, and oh-so capable. Gabe can’t believe it’s Carly in the car. He’s always had a soft spot for her, and seeing her in distress brings out his most protective instincts. In the days and weeks that follow, it’s clear there’s more than friendship between them as attraction sizzles. But Gabe has a secret that might just change Carly’s feelings for him forever. Can they move past the truth and into a future as a family?

IN THE LINE OF DUTY
Constable Kendra Givens isn’t impressed when she’s called to Jake Symonds’s pub for a break-and-enter. He’s been a pain in her neck since the night they met, when she arrested him for drunk and disorderly. But Jake’s a different now—he’s shed the bad-boy act but kept the good looks and charm. Ex-soldier Jake knows he and Kendra got off on the wrong foot two years ago, but he’s not the same guy. The sexy RCMP officer really rings his bell, and after a couple of dates it’s clear the attraction’s mutual. But can they move past their emotional baggage to make this more than a summer fling?

INTO THE FIRE
Ally Gallant is used to being underestimated. She thinks she might have found her place at the local animal shelter—until it burns and leaves the animals homeless and her without a purpose. It doesn’t help that she’s rescued from the fire by Chris Jackson, her high school sweetheart and former fiancé. She can’t even call him the one that got away, because she was the one to break off their engagement when Chris’s carefully mapped-out life plan became too much to take. Chris has never really got over his first love, and seeing her in danger has resurrected all sorts of feelings. As they reconnect, and their passion is reignited, he starts to understand why she left three years ago. He’d like to start over, but at some point she needs to meet him halfway, if they’re to have a second chance at happiness…

BENEATH THE BADGE
Working a short-term assignment in small-town Nova Scotia is just what RCMP officer Matt Parker needs. Until a call about a puppy mill brings back haunting memories of a case gone bad. Lucky for him, pretty veterinarian Lindsay Swan proves to be a great distraction. Lindsay can’t resist the sexy police officer, particularly when she sees his tender, caring side. For her, relationships are bad news, so it’s perfect that Matt is only in town temporarily. And it would be easy to keep things light, until a local woman disappears and Matt’s darkest secret is revealed. Can Lindsay be the support he needs, or will she choose to keep her heart safe?

Somebody Like You in Amazon Prime Reading

SOMEBODY LIKE YOU, book 1 in my Darling VT contemporary romance series, is available in Prime Reading! If you have Amazon Prime, you can access ebooks enrolled in the program as part of your membership! This is a fantastic opportunity to give a new series a try! https://amzn.to/3RK35En
“Tender, sensual, and overflowing with New England charm, this appealing story is the perfect launch to Alward’s back-to-back series that community romance fans are certain to adore.” — Library Journal

Come home to Darling, VT, and a heartwarming series by New York Times Bestselling Author, Donna Alward!

You can go home again…

After a heartbreaking divorce, Laurel Stone returns to Darling looking for a do-over. She’s certainly not searching for romance, especially from Aiden Gallagher, the boy who broke her heart in high school. She’s happy to focus on her new business, until a theft sends Aiden – now a cop – to her doorstep.

Aiden’s left his teenage hellion years in the rear-view mirror, and he wishes more than anything to have a second chance with Laurel. But she’s understandably cautious, even as the chemistry still sizzles between them whenever their paths cross.

When Laurel’s new employee, a homeless veteran, is assaulted, the two must unite to find his assailant. The barriers between them tumble one by one, until Aiden comes up with a plan to give Laurel what she’s always secretly dreamed of. But can Laurel move beyond the hurts of the past to embrace a new future?

First in Series 99 cents in January

If you love curling up by the fire in winter, hot cocoa after a day of sledding, and adorable kids who (nearly) steal the show, check out this first-in-series romance all about second chances. Molly returns home to care for her niece after her sister is in an accident, and discovers the one that got away is now the man next door. And it’s only 99 cents for the month of January, so grab it now! https://geni.us/AlmostaFamilyAmazon It’s also available for FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

The House on Blackberry Hill – FREE for a limited time!

My Christmas gift to you – the first book in my Jewell Cove series, THE HOUSE ON BLACKBERRY HILL, is FREE for a limited time! Get it on Amazon from today until December 27 and begin my most popular series!

A family mystery, a ghost from the past, and new-found love will draw readers into this compelling story, first in the Jewell Cove series by NYT Bestselling Author, Donna Alward.

Abby Foster never expected to inherit an old family mansion. Her plan is to refurbish it, put it on the market, and head home to Nova Scotia. But the house—and the dark family secrets hidden within it—catch her in its spell. And before long she’s drawn into the close-knit town of Jewell Cove and falling for her sexy contractor, Tom Arseneault.

Tom hides away in his secluded cottage where he can nurse his grief and broken heart in private. Then Abby arrives in town, and the restoration job at Blackberry Hill is too tempting to resist, much like its determined and beautiful owner. Soon Tom’s heart to begins to thaw…and love comes knocking.

When Abby’s search for the truth leads to dangerous consequences, she realizes Tom isn’t over his broken heart. Will she choose to stay and take a chance on a man still in love with another? Or will she leave Jewell Cove—and heart—behind forever?

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