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Writing from the Dark Side

Heh! I started out calling this blog post "Blogging from the Darkside" and then went to "Writing from the Darkside" and then went on to finally arrive at "Pubbing from the Darkside".  This little tidbit of information should be able to give you a little hint over what has been happening at the Oliver Homestead since I last posted.

Big News! I am part of a great collaboration with a collection of Writers who decided that if a romance book should be done, it should be done by us! Hence, the beginning of what is now know as Welcome to Serenity Harbor, Maine.

This is huge! This is ginormous! All of the books are set around the fictional coastal Maine town of Serenity Harbor. We didn't limit genre, only that their characters fall in love in Maine.

For me, this was a return to something that I love... well, yes... it was a return to writing. I've blogged a little bit about some of my struggles with illness that left with being unable to write for a whi…

Re-Release Day for Obsidian!

Obsidian is being rereleased today from Thorndike Press as part of their large print program!

Shelby Teague stood barefoot in the grass, watching him, and for the second time that day, Jamie found he was incapable of forming an intelligent greeting.
"What are you doing here, Mr. Rivard? Come to insult me some more?"
High, green blades of grass covered her feet. Her hair hung down, curling softly against her shoulders. She took a few steps, stopping just a few feet in front of him.
Jamie held tight to his bag, not daring to move a muscle for fear he would say or do something that would scare her off and prove to her that he really was a complete idiot.
"John Case sent me, he told me you had a room for rent."
"And I’m supposed to rent to a total stranger?" She brushed at a wisp of hair that fell forward into her eyes.
"Look, I know we didn’t hit it off well at our last meeting, but I would appreciate the chance to change your opinion of me."
She nodded. "Mr. Rivard, you have no idea what my opinion of you truly is."

Jamie Rivard is searching for the real reasons behind why his friend was killed and all the clues are leading him to Chandler, Maine, a sleep little fishing village that is hiding a scary truth. Mysterious planes circling the point in the night and her brother's sudden disappearance, Shelby Teague is all too aware the cost of making a living from the ocean... But can she trust a stranger with a take-charge attitude and an ability to stir her temper and her sense? They're bringing up more than lobsters in Chandler, and it's only when they learn to trust each other that they can save the ones they love.


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We have the cover and that is a really good thing! Especially, since it's a really great cover!

This has been THE project for the last six months. Much of that time has been spent writing my part of the anthology, a novella called ONLY YOU. Another part of that was working with my friend and cohorts to come up with this great anthology! Why wouldn't you enjoy it?! It's filled with stories of love that are all set around the fictional Maine town of Serenity Harbor. Want to know which town Serenity Harbor is patterned after? We'll never tell... well, maybe we will!

Anyway, who can write better about love in Maine than a bunch of Maine Romance authors! I gave you a tantalizing tidbit the other day from my story. Poor Nate Cooper, he doesn't know what he's up against when he decides to take on Kara Simpson. Lucky for him, he's got the whole town behind him!

And what is this rumor of sheep wandering the streets of Serenity Harbor, Maine? Well, you'll just ha…