Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thanksgiving and My New Book Cover

Can you believe it's already November? Like everyone else, I'm getting ready for the holidays. Thanksgiving has to be my favorite. I love the fall decorations and getting ready for the big feast. I hope you and all your loved ones have a blessed Thanksgiving.

I know the season can get hectic, but it's always nice to take a few minutes to recharge. In December, Honeysuckle Bride, my third Harlequin Heartwarming, will be released. It's part of the Business of Weddings series. To win a free book, click the link below.


So, pour a cup of tea and put your feet up. Take a few minutes to escape the hectic holiday season and enjoy reading a book.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

New October Release!

I'm part of a collection with some amazing authors. Risky Brides will be released October 21. If you love stories about brides, this one is for you. My contribution is Love at the Sweetheart Inn, a full length novel.

Here is more information.

A view of the cover and list of authors.

Look for the collection wherever you buy ebooks!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Summer Fun Trip!

Last month I was fortunate enough to attend the Romance Writers of America conference in San Antonio, Texas. I had a great time meeting with friends, going to workshops and book-giveaways.

One thrill was participating in the Literacy book signing event on Wednesday night. My first signing at RWA!

My lovely roommate, Karen Rock.

On Friday night, my cover came across the screen at the Harlequin party. So glad Magnolia Bride  was a July release.

On Saturday, Harlequin featured the line I write for, Heartwarming. I was surprised to find a poster of my book on display. It even fit in suitcase so I could take it home!

I had a great time making new Heartwarming friends, visiting with my editor and seeing the sights of San Antonio.

Keep an eye out for my next Heartwarming release, Honeysuckle Bride, December 2014.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

New Harlequin Heartwarming Release

Today I am celebrating the release of my newest Heartwarming book, Magnolia Bride.

Married for a day, in love for life 

Nealy Grainger knew that returning to Cypress Pointe meant an inevitable encounter with her teenage crush, and momentary husband, Dane Peterson. She could handle it. She wasn't the wounded girl who'd left Cypress Pointe years ago, heartbroken and furious when Dane had annulled their marriage the day after they'd eloped.

Now one of L.A.'s most in-demand celebrity event planners, Nealy's only come back for a vacation and to help with her sister's wedding—not for a reunion with her long-lost love. But the more their paths cross, the more the sparks fly! Maybe their connection isn't over just yet...


I hoe you enjoy Nealy and Dane's journey to rekindling their first love. Drop me  line and let me know what you think!

Visit Goodreads to enter a giveaway to win a copy of Magnolia Bride.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Cool Summer Promotion!

 Summer is here. Time for backyard fun and vacations. What a perfect time for a promotion from the Quilts of Love for my book Rival Hearts.

 Celebrate June’s release by entering to win a summer camping kit (grill, tent, and camp chairs) from Quilts of Love.


 I'm so excited to see my book on the bookstore shelf!

 When you stop by to enter the contest, let me know what you think of the book. I love hearing from you.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Let the Battle Begin!

When brainstorming for a book idea that became Rival Hearts, I came up with the premise of a battle of the sexes story. I hadn’t written a book like this before, so I was intrigued. Who doesn’t love a challenge?

"Randel’s rich characterizations of Ben and Molly and the complexity of their
relationship will keep readers’ attention." - Publisher's Weekly


Enter Molly and Ben, rival magazine editors competing for the same promotion. Molly, editor of Quilter’s Heart and Ben, editor of Outdoor Adventures, will do anything for the job, including going along with their boss’ idea to switch places. Molly must compete in an outdoor event, Ben must help assemble a quilt.

Let the fun begin!

Through this story, I had fun with the fish-out-of-water scenario. Molly, not an outdoorsy kind of girl, has to dig deep to complete her assignment. 

Ben, a very confident man, has to admit he may not know how to do everything and ends up learning a new skill while quilting. The learning curve, not to mention landing the promotion, is a big deal for both of them.

On top of all this, I added a romance. Who doesn’t love watching two rivals realize they are perfect for each other? Adding a romance to this story gave it another emotional layer I loved writing.

So, my question to you is, who would win in a battle of the sexes? Do the guys have what it takes? The women? Do you prefer indoor activities or being in the great outdoors? Drop me a line. 

For more information on Rival Hearts, visit www.tararandel.com