A Very Black Cat!

It’s done, sent to the publishers, and is now on Amazon!

I’m talking about my latest novel, of course, A Very Black Cat, and you can see the black cat on the fence if you look between the hero and heroine on the book cover. (Nice cover,  Cynthia! Thanks!)

A Very Black Cat (Johns Falls Book 2)

Here’s the link to Amazon to check it out for yourself.

So what’s it about? It’s the second in the Johns Falls series of clean, wholesome romances and here’s the back cover blurb:


Welcome to Johns Falls, Minnesota, where everyone knows everything about everybody, often before they know it themselves.

So it’s not surprising that two people who are falling in love are the last to know, even though everyone’s talking about their romance and asking them personally for the lurid, juicy details. (Of which there aren’t any because this is a clean, fun romance.)

But for the lovers to deny there’s a romance even after being told straight out that they are in love? That’s beyond belief.

Meet Becky, dedicated small-town career girl following her pre-determined course to be the best bookkeeper in the area and now, with the blessings of her boss and all-around nice guy Tobias Whittaker, she’ll also be a genuine business consultant with a framed diploma on the wall as soon as she finishes an online course that she’ll fail without help from someone who understands the nuances of the people side of small town businesses.

Enter Jackson, hunky, former football jock and newish, charismatic owner of the lumberyard in town whose charm can convince the must obstinate customer to buy something, whether that customer knew he wanted it or not, and whose boyish smile can subdue even the most stubborn heart but who can’t keep his books straight no matter how hard he tries.

Add one small, black cat with a mind of its own into the mix that’s not about to watch his two favorite people live without each other one second longer than necessary.

Then, along with the entire town of Johns Falls, Minnesota, sit back and enjoy the action.

Sound like something you’d like to read? Again, here’s the link to Amazon. And reviews are always appreciated!


Meet Brandi Boddie


Okay, I admit it. They are all my favorite authors. But Brandi Boddi has some pretty impressive credentials in more than one area of expertise. So, though I love showcasing all kinds of authors, Brandi Boddie is one of the easiest ever because she’s so talented in so many areas.

She writes historical and contemporary romance. She holds a juris doctorate from Howard University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Youngstown State University. She lives in Texas with her husband and two rambunctious canines who aspire to be food critics. When she’s not writing or playing dress up in Victorian/steampunk/1940s garb, you can find her swing dancing or getting her daily fill of antioxidants through coffee and dark chocolate.

Check out these Forget Me Not Romances. If you like historical romance I doubt you’ll be able to resist reading them. I couldn’t, and I freely admit that I loved, loved, loved Across the Miles.


Brandi Boddie

Deadwood, Dakota Territory, 1879 — Phoebe Riley is an agent with the Orphan’s Aid Society in New York. When an assignment takes her to Dakota Territory, she discovers that Micah, one of the children, has gone missing. She searches for him in Deadwood, a gold rush town with a reputation for debauchery. More problems arise when the railroad shuts down. Now stranded, she must find a way to provide for herself and Micah until they can safely travel back East.

When general store owner Blane Desmond comes to Phoebe’s aid, he quickly learns just how determined she is. But she doesn’t see the dangers facing her, including a notorious outlaw gang on the loose. Can Blane put aside his desire for revenge in order to protect her, and find peace and love at last? AMAZON

A dying town populated by miners eager to settle down. . .but not a single marriageable woman lives in Angel Vale, Wyoming. The women of Merville, Maine, have lost too many men to the Civil War and to the sea. When the Ladies Aid Society receives the request for mail order brides, eleven matches are made. Enjoy the first six novellas in the collection by Darlene Franklin, Susan Page Davis, Cynthia Hickey, Brandi Boddie, Jennifer AlLee, and Teresa Ives Lilly. BUY NOW


The Romance Genre… Or Not

I’m finally… finally… finally… ready to start marketing the second book of my Legend trilogy, Wolf Legend, about a psychic wolf.  Actually two psychic wolves, mother and daughter and the woman they share a mind link with.

Marketing requires that I choose a category for my book.  I hate doing that.  Hate, hate, hate it!!!

Wolf Legend is a supernatural, contemporary, clean romance.  Though a supernatural element is fairly common in contemporary fiction, clean romances don’t often have that theme.  So maybe Wolf Legend shouldn’t be marketed as a supernatural, contemporary, clean romance after all.  Maybe it’s contemporary fiction with a supernatural theme and a romantic sub-plot!  Since readers ultimately categorize books, it’s difficult to know ahead of time where they will place it.

I wish I had a mind link with my readers!