News & Events

JACK, book 2 in the Family Simon Series, is now up for pre-order at Amazon and iTunes. For several reasons I wasn’t able to get a pre-order link up at B&N or Kobo, however the book will be on sale August 25th, in ebook format as well as print!  The price will go up on August 25th, so get your copy today!



One night with the wrong woman can change your life….

Jack Simon’s road to the White House has been a smooth one until a night with the notorious Donovan James becomes a roadblock he can’t escape. Suddenly he’s America’s number one story and it has nothing to do with politics. Jack’s tangled with this woman before and knows they’re no good together. The only thing they are good for is a four letter word…hurt. He should get on with his life and concentrate on his job. But that’s hard to do when the one thing standing in his way, is the one thing he wants the most…

Donovan James, international singing sensation, has made a living singing songs about heartache and pain, two things she grew up on. But it’s time to set down some roots and the only man she wants is a man she’s all wrong for. A man she’s never stopped loving—Jack Simon. They’d had it all once, until they didn’t. And yet she can’t help but wonder if a second shot together just might be the game changer she needs. Or if old secrets can still ruin the only man she’s ever loved…

 You can pre-order you copy at the following places and if you’d like to read the first chapter before you decide, click HERE










For all my Barker Triplets fans!! Some news! There will be a BARKER FAMILY CHRISTMAS book coming in the fall of 2014!!!  There will be a wedding, some tears, some laughs, some mistletoe and all those wonderful characters you’ve come to love! 

And in answer to a lot of emails that I’ve received…YES I plan on writing a book for Matt Hawkins!  More details to come!

TUCKER is now available in both ebook and paperback! (Book 1 in The Family Simon series)   Please visit the book page HERE to read an excerpt and see where you can purchase it! 



Look for book 2 in the Family Simon Series, JACK coming summer of 2014!

I will be appearing at the RT convention in New Orleans.  I will be taking part on the following panels:


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New Deal Alert!!

SURRENDER, six sizzling authors, six ways to surrender!   AND this boxed set is PERMANENTLY FREE!!!


To read the blurbs of each book, please click HERE

You can find find SURRENDER at the following places:










Exciting news people! NYT Bestselling author, CARLY PHILLIPS says of, THE CHRISTMAS HE LOVED HER…

“A heartfelt look into pain and grief and the saving beauty of love.” “Achingly beautiful.”

THE SUMMER HE CAME HOME has just been named in the top 10 Spring 2013 releases by PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. Holy Cowz! I love this book so much and am thrilled! It also received a starred review from Publishers weekly! And Booklist compares me to (hold on now) SUSAN ELIZABETH PHILLIPS!!! Read an excerpt by clicking HERE.

To read excerpts from all of my books just click on the book link above!

I have a street team now! If you’re interested in joining please visit the facebook page HERE!

I’ve signed with a new agent, Sara Megibow of The Nelson Literary Agency, and we’ve sold a young adult book deal! Here’s the official deal in Publisher’s Marketplace:

Children’s Young Adult: Acclaimed author Juliana Stone’s YA debut BACK TO GOOD, about two lost souls whose enmity turns to romance as their torn pasts start to heal, to Leah Hultenschmidt of Sourcebooks Fire, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, for publication in 2014, by Sara Megibow of Nelson Literary Agency (World).