The Season for a New Series

Three new books and one updated edition of my Seasons in a Small Town contemporary romance series set in Drago, Illinois, are arriving this year. The series revolves around the good people of rural and solid-but-struggling Drago, from its schools to its police department, small farms and businesses to varsity sports teams. WHAT ARE FRIENDS FOR? (Book 1, Spring) and THE RIGHT BROTHER (Book 2, Summer) were released in March, see links at right. FALLING FOR HER (Book 3, Autumn) is being released in April as an updated second edition. A new book, the series finale WARM FRONT (Winter), will come out in May. Above are the covers designed by ArtbyKarri. Aren’t they gorgeous?

Meet Me in D.C.

Well, nearby in Bethesda, Maryland. As an honored guest of the annual Malice Domestic fan convention for mystery book lovers, I’ll be moderating a panel on the intersection of the news media and traditional mystery writing on April 30 at the Hyatt Regency. The “Extra! Extra! Newshounds & Murder” talk begins at 10 a.m. and I’ll sign books afterward. Malice Domestic, which begins on April 28, celebrates the traditional mystery; i.e., novels that contain no explicit sex or excessive gore or violence. I’ll be attending other workshops, and will have my Caught Dead in Wyoming books available. Come say hello!

I’m participating in a bumper crop of giveaways this spring. One that’s wrapping up soon is Spring Into Reading. More than three dozen best-selling and award-winning Novelists Inc. (NINC) authors are offering free books (via InstaFreebie) now through April 7. Romance, mystery, thrillers, historical — lots of choices! My giveaway is SIGN OFF, Book 1 of my Caught Dead in Wyoming cozy mystery series.

Do you like mysteries with a hint of romance? A dozen authors, including me, are offering free cozy mysteries via My Book Cave, just click here: Download these books for FREE, and enter a giveaway for a $50 gift card to Amazon, Barnes & Noble or iTunes — your choice! My contribution is SIGN OFF (see more on that below). Everyone who enters will get free ebook deals and other communications via the sponsor author’s newsletter and more deals from My Book Cave’s newsletter. This giveaway event runs through April 17.


Bells Are Ringing for the Marry Me Series

The Marry Me series, contemporary romances set in the small town of Tobias, Wisconsin, launched Oct. 13 with the release of WEDDING OF THE CENTURY and THE UNEXPECTED WEDDING GUEST! Here’s a bit from an American Library Association review: “With her two latest books set in a perfectly realized and perfectly charming small town, McLinn has created two beautifully written, richly emotional love stories that are a joy to read.”

And the series is now complete with the recent release on Book 4, BABY BLUES AND WEDDING BELLS.

You’ve read about Steve Corbett’s brother Zach in the first books of the Marry Me series. Now he’s right here on the doorstep of Corbett House with his notorious past and his sparkling baby blue eyes. But relief at knowing he’s okay after years of absolute silence is complicated by what his return will mean to each of the people in this tight-knit group. Especially to the little girl named Nell, who is still absorbing the news that Steve, her beloved Daddy, isn’t her biological father. And that Zach is.

Also what it will mean to Fran Dalton. Her brother, Rob Dalton, finds his soulmate well outside his comfort zone in Book 3, A MOST UNLIKELY WEDDING. In Book 4, quiet, contained, rational Fran invites bad-boy Zach in to her home and her life. But not her heart – surely not her heart, because she wouldn’t ever take a risk like that … would she? Could she?

Join Zach and Fran in this emotional journey from the past to their future.

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Look Live Is Now Live

Look Live w-quoteLOOK LIVE, the next Elizabeth Danniher adventure in my Caught Dead in Wyoming series, now is available at all the ebook retailers (see links under Latest Releases at right).

In Book 5, Elizabeth takes her visiting TV reporter friend Wardell Yardley for a long weekend trip to Yellowstone Park, where they meet a varied group of people. Elizabeth senses undercurrents, which soon threaten to pull her and her friends underwater for good.

It starts when she gets a call from Wardell from the new Sherman B&B: “There’s a body in my bed. A dead body.”

That’ll get the adrenaline going…

This book just about did me in. It was perking along, then suddenly the person I thought was the murderer ended up dead. Writer nightmare! When I went back and read what I’d written I finally saw the solution, but it was scary there for a while. I hope LOOK LIVE keeps you guessing – it sure fooled me. 😉

back story patricia mclinnIf you haven’t tried the Caught Dead in Wyoming series, I highly recommend starting with the first book, SIGN OFF, which is free right now on all major retailers. All books also are available in paperback. Do you prefer to listen rather than read? SIGN OFF and LEFT HANGING (just released) are available as audiobooks through Amazon, Audible and iTunes, both narrated by the wonderful Jane McLaughlin. And if you’re a regular Caught Dead reader, you’ll be happy to see that Book 6, BACK STORY, is in my writing pipeline now and already available for pre-order at iBooks, Kobo and Google Play. Scheduled release is October 1. Look for pre-orders on Kindle and Nook this summer.

Where Love Lives: Wildflowers and a Windfall

Patricia McLinn The Inheritance
Billionaire Harold Hopewell traveled the world, encountering people and letting their stories touch him. In death, he is giving back, leaving an unusual will filled with life-altering bequests to the people he met along the way. Read The Inheritance series, and let their stories touch you.
This very special multi-author project tells how these bequests affect the life – and loves – of 14 of those people. WHERE LOVE LIVES, released in April, is part of this project, and is Book 6 in my Wyoming Wildflowers contemporary Western romance series.

Where-Love-Lives-Final1Zoe Parisi hasn’t forgotten rodeo cowboy Matt Halderman or the night he walked out on her. Now a doctor, Zoe wants nothing to do with him or his good looks, but this inheritance is a whole different matter, because she could improve medical care for Knighton, Wyoming, with those funds. But Matt has his sights on reclaiming his family’s ranch and establishing a greener pasture for old rodeo horses. If only Zoe could get that money without dealing with Matt — the one man she wants to forget and can’t.

The Inheritance series began in March, with Kathryn Shay’s A Burning Passion, followed by Judith Arnold’s Take the Long Way Home. You can keep track of the latest releases on the series website or Facebook page. Keep coming back as we add news, freebies, contests and more!

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Instafreebie+graphicDid you enjoy your Inheritance series read and want to try more from the author? Want a first-in-a-series free preview of an upcoming The Inheritance title? For a limited time, we’re partnering with InstaFreebie to offer 14 free romance reads associated with Inheritance books. My gift book is ALMOST A BRIDE, the first story I wrote for the Wyoming Wildflowers series. To get yours, just click Books are available in multiple formats.

The ongoing charms contest has wrapped up. The charms, including a cowboy hat, the Eiffel Tower, a juke box, a Navy SEAL trident and an artist’s palette, are now being added to a bracelet. In April, the charm bracelet will be assembled by a jeweler, and all those enrolled by voting for their favorite charm will be part of a drawing to win the completed bracelet. For more contest information, click here:

Royal Intrigue and a Prince to Remember

TheForgottenPrince TWITTERPrince Karl longs to once more be plain Karl Wethers, Wyoming rancher. Instead, his sense of responsibility, nurtured as a cowboy and honed in the Army, won’t let him turn his back on King Jozef of Bariavak. But he has a plan — if he can pull it off.
Then international media consultant Harmon Reed re-enters his life. The Army brat who liked to juggle lit sticks of dynamite is now a woman who could explode that dynamite in his face. He’s fully occupied with trying to keep her from knowing anything about the complications of his royal life, because he will never trust her again, despite the pull of a love long gone.
Oh, yes, these two have a history. A history neither has forgotten … but can they forgive?

THE FORGOTTEN PRINCE, Book 7 of The Wedding Series, is Karl and Harmon’s story, but also a chance to revisit characters you’ve come to love in Prelude to a Wedding, Wedding Party, Grady’s Wedding, The Christmas Princess, The Surprise Princess and At the Heart’s CommandNot a Family Man, the story of a ranch foreman and the attractive new owner of the Double Bar X, is a prequel to The Forgotten Prince.

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