Free Book Friday: On the Shelves!


It’s OUT! Secrets Rising is on the shelves! So cool. And yes, of course, since I always have my camera with me, I took this shot at my local Wal-Mart. What about you? Seen Secrets Rising out in your town? Isn’t my baby pretty? It still looks very red. But whatever. It’s MY BOOK!

I got this note from reader Debbie Dunn yesterday (and she gave me permission to use it). This is the kind of thing that MAKES MY DAY!!

Dearest Suzanne!!!

WOW! I love, love, love the new Haven story ‘Secrets Rising’. The sexy Jake *which happens to be my nickname* was just *sigh*. And Keely was so unasuming. I love it when a heartbroken, thinks she doesn’t deserve anything good…girl ends up with the best of everything.

Can hardly wait until the next one! btw…If you have a copy of the next one just lying around…You could send it on to me! LOL!

PAX was a keeper and now so will Haven be.


Is that the nicest note or what? (Thank you, Debbie!) I still remember being a little girl, 12 years old, reading my first Harlequin Romance and thinking, this is what I want to do, I want to write romance novels. And I do! For Harlequin! And PEOPLE READ THEM! (Most amazing!)

Dreams do come true. :flying:

Did you have a childhood wish, a dream of what your life would be, what you would do, where you would live, anything? Did your dream come true? I wanna know! This weekend, I still have one more June Silhouette Romantic Suspense release to give away–Mob Mistress by Sheri Whitefeather. (Winner announced Monday.) Drop a note to be in the running! Have a great weekend!


  1. Karen B says:

    I wanted to be a mother and a wife – I grew up in the 40s and 50s – and the mother part worked out just fine. I’ve been divorced for many years but have 3 wonderful boys, 7 grandkids and almost 3 greatgrands.

  2. RobynL says:

    I definitely wanted to be in love and get married and that has happened twice, lol.

  3. Susan says:

    Congratulations!! :rockon:

    I wanted to be a mom but it didn’t work out. I am a mom to 2 cats and a dog though!

  4. leanne says:

    One dream has already come true, well 2 actually. I found the love of my life and we have a beautiful baby girl. The only other dream is becomimg a nurse. I love to be able to help people and what better profession that a nurse is there to do that. Congrats on your book Suzanne!!!!!!!! I loved it. Can’t wait for the 2nd to come out to find out what happens next in Haven WV. :snoopy: :shimmy: :thumbsup: Hope everyone has a great weekend.

    LeAnne :friday:

  5. Ellen says:

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be a teacher. But while getting my BA, I found out that when presenting to the class, I have stage fright that reduces me to a quivering lump of pure chicken. :chicken: So I switched from ed to lit, and now I’m getting a masters of library sciences – being surrounded by books is the next best thing, aside from writing my own stories. ๐Ÿ™‚ And I’m living my personal dreams with dh and my kids.

    What an awesome fan letter, Suzanne!

  6. catslady says:

    Afraid not but that’s life. Congrats on the book – I like red :catmeow:

  7. Crystal B. says:

    Congratulations! I always wanted to be a wife and mother. Got the wife part but not the mom. Maybe some day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Maureen says:

    Congratulations! I wanted to be a mom and I did that twice.

  9. Crystal G says:

    :snoopy: Congrats on the book. It looks awesome. What a great note from Debbie.

    My dream was to be a great wife and mother. I have a wonderful hubby of 28 years and three awesome kids and the first grandbaby due in December! My dream came true. :woof:

  10. Brandy says:

    Congratulations on the release! And the note writer was correct, the book is fabulous with characters that draw you in and make you care for them.

    My dream from when I was young, was to be a Mom and wife and have someone I loved that loved me too. Got them all.
    Have a fantastic weekend!

  11. Dru says:

    Congratulations on your book. I will check out my local bookstore on Monday.

    My mom couldn’t afford to travel so my dream was to take her places she only read about. So far I’ve taken her on two cruises (Canada and Mexico).

  12. Lis says:

    Congrats on the book release! I’ll have to keep an eye out for it :rockon:

  13. kim h says:

    it looks great on the shelf. congrats :butterfly:

  14. Teresa W. says:

    Congrats on your current release hope you sell many books! :snoopy:

  15. Marty says:

    Congrats on your release :shimmy:

    While my life hasn’t turned out as I’d imagined it, it’s a darn good life ๐Ÿ™‚ One of my dreams was to teach…the other dreams, well, I’m still working on them ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a great weekend!

  16. April A says:

    My fondest childhood dream came true with my hubby. The others I’m still working on, but that’s half the fun!

  17. KimW says:

    Congratulations on your release!!

    I dreamed of being a stewardess. I dont know why, because today, I can’t imagine having that job. It doesn’t look like much fun. I hate to travel alone and much prefer to be on solid ground in my house.

  18. Alice Audrey says:

    I haven’t seen your baby in my town yet, but we don’t have a Wal Mart. I’m sure it’ll show up.


  19. Lis says:

    fyi – You’re on the shelves here now :snoopy: Saw it in chapters and zellers today

  20. Danica/Dream says:

    Thank you Suzanne! You reminded me of that dream. I got the bug when I was 12 also, reading in bed with my grandma. I wanted to write a Harlequin someday. Well, first, I wanted to meet some of the fabulous authors I loved (which I have!).