Category Archives: Must Love Books

New Website Coming…And Another Novel

Welcome to the new year of 2014–I hope it brings you happiness and health…and lots of good reads. It’s going to be an exciting start for me, as I’m working on two new debuts, the first an entirely re-designed website. I can hardly wait to unveil the new look and improved functionality being developed by Waxcreative. Hopefully in just a few more weeks…

At the same time I’ll be bringing you the first novel to follow from Promise Me, Cowboy (which was Sage Carrigan’s story). Good Together is another Carrigan’s Of The Circle C Novel. If you want a sneak peek at what to expect, check out the images that have been inspiring me as I work on the final chapters, hoping to release the story around the same time as the new website.

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A Frost Family Christmas Anthology

I’m happy to say that readers are really enjoying the Frost Family Christmas trilogy–so much so that Roxy Boroughs, Brenda M. Collins and I decided to create a boxed set of the stories (including a bonus story, my “The Gift” novella). This is perfect for gift-giving, so even if you’ve read the stories already, consider this for your friends and family members who like to read. It’s appropriate for all ages, from teen-aged girls to grandmothers. And at less than three dollars, it’s certainly a bargain!

Available now!
Available now!


Roxy, Brenda and I want to make the Frost Family Christmas a total experience for our readers–so please visit our Facebook Page where we countdown the days to Christmas, share insights on the members of the Frost Family, and exchange recipe, gift-giving and decorating ideas for the holidays. Also, we have some special gift giveaways happening here. Make sure you enter for your chance to win a Vermont Gift Basket and a specially crafted piece of jewelry.

We’ve also collected photographs that inspired our stories–come see if the characters look the way you imagined!

Wishing everyone a fun, warm and happy December!

C. J.

Holiday Reads and Amazing Deals!

I have never had so much to offer my e-book readers over the holidays–it’s rather exciting! First up is The Gift. This long short story (or short novella, however you choice to look at it) is a perfect read for that day when you have an hour or two for yourself and want to indulge in a story that will leave you with a tear in your eye and a warm fuzzy in your heart. The Gift is going to be Free on Amazon from Thursday November 7 until Sunday November 10. Don’t miss this sweet gift from me to you.

The Gift

A Frost Family Christmas Book 1For that day when you have a little more time on your hands, why not visit Carol Falls, Vermont and enjoy A Frost Family Christmas, starting with the first novella in the series: What Child Is This? This romance–with a touch of mystery–is now available for just 99 cents!

And when you need a break from all this Christmas–try a visit to the Rodeo and check out Promise Me, Cowboy. This novella, part of the Copper Mountain Rodeo series which Library Journal calls “a perfect dose of love, romance and hot dates…” is also going to be a tremendous bargain at 99 cents for the next few weeks.

What if you don’t have an e-reader and prefer not to read on a computer? Why then, head on down to Coffee Creek Montana and read Big Sky Christmas. See? Something for everyone this holiday season! Now, let the countdown to Christmas begin.


Frost Family Christmas Giveaway

Snow is clinging to the evergreen trees here in Calgary Alberta, so the timing feels right to announce a new holiday trilogy. A Frost Family Christmas brings you three heartwarming romances with a connecting mystery about a baby abandoned in the manger of the farm’s nativity scene.

The Christmas fun begins with my novella, What Child Is This, followed by Roxy Borough’s Home For Christmas and Brenda M. Collins’s The Holly &  the Ivy. The books are currently for sale at the Amazon Kindle store and preliminary reviews are as sparkling as the snowflakes that grace the covers!

We’re hoping you’ll join the fun by “Liking” our Facebook Page. We hope to provide interesting tidbits about the stories, share photos that inspired the series, and count down the days–and prep work–as we approach Christmas. This will include tips on holiday cleaning, baking, decorating and shopping.

So please join us, starting by “liking” our page right now. Once you’ve done that, click the “giveaway” button under our book covers, tell us your favorite thing about Christmas and you’ll be entered in a draw for a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate. Wouldn’t that help with the holiday shopping this year?



Promise Me, Cowboy Goodies

It’s always a thrill for an author when a story she poured her heart into is finally available to readers. And this week my latest novella for e-readers, Promise Me, Cowboy, is finally here. To celebrate here are a bunch of goodies. First, a contest from Montana Born Books involving chocolate. How sweet is that? Find out how to enter on Montana Born Books on Facebook.

The second treat is a free Copper Mountain Rodeo short story from Lilian Darcy. I promise you, you’ll love Rodeo Sweethearts!

Finally, I’m offering assorted chocolates and an autographed book to anyone who comments below with their favorite chocolate treat. (Mine is any combo that involves almonds, hazelnuts and dark chocolate. Oh, but I also love fruit dipped in melted chocolate. And blood orange caramel chocolate from Vosgers. And…)

Hope you enjoy Promise Me, Cowboy! If you want to start reading today, check it out here.



Coffee Creek Montana

With the launch this month of my fourth and final Coffee Creek Montana story I thought I’d share some of the research and planning that went into this series. My goal when I set out on this project was to create a ranching committee that would feel real. A place readers could imagine living in–from going to the local cafe for a cup of coffee, to attending a once-in-a-lifetime wedding at the local church.

There are several ways I made Coffee Creek come alive for me–and hopefully for you, too, as the readers. One was by drafting a map, which was turned into a thing of beauty by Rolf Stengl. Whether in fiction, or real life, I always find it helpful to be grounded by a map. I hope you do, too! Once again, I’d like to thank Rolf for creating this one for Coffee Creek!

Coffee Creek Montana


Another way I like to research and create visuals for my stories, is by collecting great photos on Pinterest. You’ll find one board for each story. I invite you to take a look and get in the mood for another visit with the Lamberts: Remember Me, Cowboy; Her Cowboy Dilemma; Promise From A Cowboy; Big Sky Christmas. Thanks for reading these books and for coming on the Coffee Creek Montana adventure with me!

A Tempting New Read

Picture this, if you will. Four romance authors driving the highway from Bozeman to Livingston, tears welling in our eyes as we sing along to Blake Shelton’s song “Austin.” It was back in May of this year that Megan Crane, Jane Porter, Lilian Darcy and I met in Montana to plan our Copper Mountain Rodeo novellas. And now–I almost can’t believe it–the first of those e-books is finally for sale. Tempt Me, Cowboy is a story that resembles its author in the following ways: it’s funny, sexy, smart and cool. I loved it and I think that you will too.

Here we are, cooking up the stories.
Here we are, cooking up the stories.





And this is Megan's completed book
And this is Megan’s completed book


And you can buy it here! Isn’t that easy?






Montana Born and iPad Mini

I have big news this month. It involves an exciting new romance series, a contest to win an i Pad Mini, and it’s called Montana Born.

What is Montana Born? It’s a brand new imprint of romance novels from a  brand new publisher committed to bringing readers fresh and engaging new fiction. The imprint will open this September with four Copper Mountain Rodeo Novellas, including my own Promise Me Cowboy. Please check out the new Facebook Page and read more about this project. Also, be sure to enter the contest for Montana Born for a chance to win an i Pad mini.

Like Montana Born = 1 entry

Share Montana Born= 1 entry

Comment on a Copper Mountain Rodeo Series book title = 2 entries

Join our newsletter = 3 entries

Contest ends midnight PST on Sunday, August 18. Winner will be notified through Facebook. Good Luck!

Surprise Contest: Take The Coffee Creek Quiz!

Have you read my Coffee Creek Books? Then why not have some fun and take the Coffee Creek Quiz I’ve posted on Goodreads?

Post your score here and you’ll be entered to win an advance copy of the next Coffee Creek Book (Promise From A Cowboy). You’ll find out what happens between B.J. Lambert and Sheriff Savannah Moody before anyone else! Plus I’m sure you’ll want to know what that meddling Olive has been up to this time.

An Oldie But A Goodie

Are you on Goodreads? If you enjoy books (and you must, or you wouldn’t be reading this) it’s a great place to discuss books you’re already read and to find recommendations for your next good read. Lately I’ve been experimenting with some of the fun features for authors. For instance, their giveaway program, where authors give free copies of their books to readers with the polite request to rate or review the book if they enjoy it. Right now I have a giveaway for a book I published with Harlequin Superromance  in 2008: The Dad Next Door.

If you missed out on my Three Good Men trilogy, this might be your chance to try out the first book and see if you like it!

Good Luck!