Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels

A Decade Later…

I will admit, this anniversary kind of snuck up on me! I was chatting with someone who was asking how long I had been with Harlequin, then it hit me it’s 2023 and I sold in 2103. IT’S BEEN TEN YEARS!

It was 4 a.m. EST that I got an email from, my first editor, Suzanne asking me when it was a good time to call.

I never sat up so fast. I told her 9:30 a.m. EST was a good time. My young kids, they were 10, 7 and 3 at the time, would be at school. I could talk. (They are 20, 17 and almost 13 now!)

I had been working furiously on several rounds of revisions for months on Safe in His Hands. My critique partner, now medical author herself, Ann McIntosh was there with me every step of the way. We reversed roles the year she sold. LOL

The phone call was the one I had always dreamed about. I became a Harlequin author January 25, 2013. My debut released in September 2013.

Now, my 35th book Winning the Neonatal Doc’s Heart releases in April 2023…the month of my 45th birthday. Number 36 Nurse’s Pregnancy Surprise is slotted for June 2023 and I’m furiously working on my 37th…release date to be determined! 😉

It’s been a very rewarding ten years for my career and with Harlequin Medicals. My 5th book is where I signed my intrepid agent Scott…who is a huge listening board and plot partner. I saw my amazing CP of 17+ years Ann McIntosh sell. I’ve met so many amazing authors face-to-face. Working with so many talented authors.

I also worked with my fair share of awesome editors and I want to give them a huge shout out. Suzanne who bought me in 2013 and worked on my first two books. To Laura, who taught me so much and got me…she was the Canadian in the UK office. Sareeta who I didn’t get to work with as long as I wanted to. Julia who stood by me as I hit the milestone of 25! And now Laurie, who jumped right in the middle of a Caribbean Duet on book 2. I also have to thank the Medical editor in charge Sheila, for being amazing as always and everyone else behind the scenes.

And I am so thankful for all my fellow Medical Authors. Thanks for being so kind and helpful to me at the start and be an inspiration.

When I signed a new contract late last year, I was thrilled as usual. I get to write heroes and heroines that reflect my indigenous heritage and characters who are on the spectrum like me. I get to write more about the north, where my roots lie and the north is special to me, but I get to visit other places too.

It’s a dream.

Thanks for reading and I’ll get back to writing number 37…which is due end of February!

Also, I have a short in an antho coming out soon! Be sure to check it out here.

New Releases

January New Releases!

Happy New Year! I can’t believe it’s 2023.

And to start the new year off right, we have a bunch of new releases for you.

Congrats to Juliette Hyland on her 10th book and Traci Douglass on her 15th!

The Vet, the Pup and the Paramedic by Tina Beckett

Is home a place…

or a person?

Vet Jessie Swinton wants one thing: to forget her ex the minute that she arrives in her new home, Santa Medina. But whilst the small town is the perfect place to start over, it’s not the Sierra Nevada mountains that Jessie finds solace in—it’s paramedic Cabe McBride and his adorable pup! He understands her fear of heartbreak better than anybody else. So why does Cabe also tempt Jessie to give love a second chance?

The GP’s Royal Secret by Traci Douglass

Reunited in the Mediterranean…

Bound by her revelation…

Taking a locum position aboard a luxury yacht, GP Cate is stunned to come face-to-face with her ex, Prince Davian. She now has the chance to tell him her biggest secret—she had his child! When they were medical residents, Davian kept his identity hidden and, duty-bound, left without saying goodbye. As they set sail, old flames reignite and their passion takes over…but can they cope with the pressures of their new royal reality?

Single Mom’s New Year Wish by Sue MacKay

Swept off her feet…

…and into his arms!

Single mom Claire will do anything for her daughter. But when her Christmas wish is the one thing Claire can’t give—a cuddle from the daddy she’s never known—Claire’s devastated. Until a new colleague, nurse Nicolas, goes above and beyond to make this their best festive season ever. After his divorce, Nicolas doesn’t believe in happy-ever-after, yet his connection with Claire is unexpected—and undeniable! This New Year, can he make all their wishes come true?

Rules of Their Fake Florida Fling by Juliette Hyland

Rules can be broken…

Can hearts be mended?

Hotshot neurosurgeon Asher needs cool, controlled anesthesiologist Rory on his team. The only problem? While Rory can’t deny his skill, she finds his carefree attitude infuriating. So when Asher learns Rory is a bridesmaid for her sister—whose groom is her ex-fiancé!—Asher proposes a pretend fling in return for her expertise. The terms are simple: six weeks, one wedding, no falling in love. Easier said than done when their attraction becomes anything but fake…

Pregnant with the Secret Prince’s Babies by Deanne Anders

A twin surprise…

A royal shock!

There is no doubt about it—Nurse Summer Nelson is pregnant with twins! The pile of positive pregnancy tests is proof of that. But whilst Summer is prepared for how two children will change her life, she isn’t prepared for Dr. Alex Leonelli’s reaction. Summer thought their relationship was unshakable until Alex’s revelation shakes her world beyond compare…because it turns out Alex is a prince, and their babies will be his royal heirs!

Miracle Twins for the Midwife by Louisa Heaton

New job, new year…

…new babies!

Midwife Natalie arrives in New York determined to focus on her new job, a fresh beginning. She may never have her own children, but her life will be full of babies. Yet, a New Year’s kiss leads to a spontaneous night that changes everything. Because the stranger she felt instantly connected to turns out to be her colleague, closed off Dr. Henry. And shockingly, she has to tell him she’s pregnant—with their miracle twins!

Happy Reading!

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December New Releases!

Can you believe that it’s December?? 2022 is almost over. It’s kind of surreal. That year went by super fast. In December there’s an awesome tradition December 24th to celebrate  Jólabókaflóðið or Christmas Eve Book Flood. How fun does that sound?

So I have a bunch of books that you curl up with to have your own little book flood (including mine this month!)…also essential is chocolate! Yum!

A huge congratulations to our milestone authors Rachel Dove with her 5th book and Ann McIntosh with her 15th! Congratulations!

Snowed In with the Surgeon by Scarlet Wilson

Stranded for Christmas…

Will he capture her heart?

Dr. Paige is a straight-talking, sassy Scot who desperately needs a break from the demands of a big city hospital. But when she’s thrown into a major incident and subsequently snowbound with sexy, adrenaline-fueled surgeon Stefan, any possibility of getting her head straight is swept away. Paige can’t deny the sizzling hot chemistry as they work together, but what will happen when the snow melts and they have to face their demons back in the real world?

Single Mom’s Mistletoe Kiss by Rachel Dove

In the last of the Carey Cove Midwives stories, an arrival of a new midwife could be the missing piece in Marnie’s family. Find out what happens in the latest Harlequin Medical Romance by Rachel Dove. 

Will the newest arrival…

complete her miracle family?

When midwife Marnie held her baby for the first time, she knew that a lifetime of Christmas wishes had been granted. But that doesn’t make being a single parent any easier. So, new midwife Ash’s support is invaluable—and his kiss is unexpectedly magical! But, as they count down to Christmas together, Marnie realizes that she has one more wish to make: for Ash to stay.

From Harlequin Medical: Life and love in the world of modern medicine.

Carey Cove Midwives

 Book 1: Christmas with the Single Dad Doc by Annie O’Neil
Book 2: Festive Fling to Forever by Karin Baine
Book 3: Christmas Miracle on Their Doorstep by Ann McIntosh
Book 4: Single Mom’s Mistletoe Kiss by Rachel Dove

Saving Christmas for the ER Doc by Kate Hardy

The greatest gift…

…a fresh start!

With her children grown up, Dr. Rachel is putting her old life—and cheating ex-husband—behind her, starting with a new job in the ER. Christmas is Rachel’s favorite season, unlike her boss, Dr. Tim, who dreads it after the loss of his wife. But in helping him to rediscover the joy of Christmas, their connection becomes closer than either ever intended. Could this most festive season bring them a whole new chance at happiness together? 

Resisting the Single Dad Next Door by Louisa George

New doc in town?

Irresistible!

Carly lost her husband years ago and it’s finally time to move on from the beautiful island they called home. Until she meets new neighbour, GP Owen and his adorable son. Carly hasn’t felt sparks like this in a long time, but Owen’s still reeling from his ex-wife’s abandonment. Since neither can commit to anything long-term, she must resist their undeniable attraction—but that’s easier said than done after he kisses her under the stars!

Paramedic’s One-Night Baby Bombshell by Amy Ruttan

Can an unexpected baby…

   …heal two broken hearts?

Widow Dr. Jo York seizes the chance to escape to a small island town. That’s adventurous enough, but her uncharacteristic one-night stand with gorgeous paramedic Henrik exceeds expectations! And so do the consequences… Jo has always dreamed of being a mother, but never thought she’d have children. If discovering she’s pregnant rocks her well-ordered world, what will it do to guarded, no-strings Henrik when she tells him, I’m pregnant. And the baby’s yours…?

Christmas Miracle on Their Doorstep by Ann McIntosh

An unexpected delivery…
…will change their lives forever!

Discovering a baby girl left on the doorstep of Carey House immediately ignites Dr. Theo Turner’s and midwife Nya Ademi’s protective instincts! But caring for this precious infant together has Nya suddenly seeing her old friend in a different light. Are they prepared to put their bruised hearts—and years of friendship—on the line to claim the second chance they both so deserve?

From Harlequin Medical: Life and love in the world of modern medicine.

Carey Cove Midwives

 Book 1: Christmas with the Single Dad Doc by Annie O’Neil
Book 2: Festive Fling to Forever by Karin Baine
Book 3: Christmas Miracle on Their Doorstep by Ann McIntosh
Book 4: Single Mom’s Mistletoe Kiss by Rachel Dove

So do you think you’ll try out the Icelandic Book Flood? I am! Have a safe rest of 2022.

Happy Reading!

Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels

A Love Letter…for a friend.

I was going to do a blog about something else.

I can’t really remember now, because I got word that a dear author friend of mine was moving to hospice. She was tired of fighting her cancer and she’s being surrounded by family and friends.

I knew it was coming, but you’re never really ready to lose a friend. Especially to the vile cancer.

So I thought I would do this blog post to talk a bit about her.

Back in 2007 I sold my first ever book to Ellora’s Cave. I was thrilled and that’s when I met Desiree Holt. She was in her 70’s and a romance writer. She was also sweet as punch and super prolific. She was helpful and kind to every one she met, but she didn’t pull any punches. She’d tell it like it was.

I remember a workshop we were in together. Her son Steven was accompanying her, she had to read a section of her book and he went beet red and fled from the room…he didn’t live that down. We had a good time ribbing Steven. 😉

Every time we would meet I always got a big smile and a HUGE hug.

My first publisher shut down, but we still kept in touch and still ran in the same circles. When she was offered a chance to create a Kindle World for her OMEGA Team, I wrote a book for it. Biochemical Reaction. It went really well and Desiree emailed me to tell me she read it personally.

That meant the world to me. You have know idea.

At Romancing the Capital Conference that year she gushed about my story in her world. She was launching a new world known as Phoenix Agency.

After that whirlwind conference I went up to the Northwest Territories to visit my brother in Fort Smith. I randomly got cell service on a hike in the middle of the woods. It was Desiree. She was calling me to personally invite me to write for her Phoenix Agency books.

After we discussed the world and that she would send me information, she asked where I was, because it sounded like I was outside. I told her I was in the Northwest Territories, on a hike in Wood Buffalo National Park. She was so excited, she had always wanted to go there.

I warned her if a bear was going to come, I was throwing my phone at it and running.

She laughed.

It was then my book Arctic Flames and then the proceeding books were born. On that hill, over the Rapids of the Drowned in Fort Smith was born.

Every where she went, she spread lightness and love. When one of my besties came to a book signing, I was meeting her for drinks and my friend went silent. So I introduced them both.

My friend said “I know who that is,” in a quiet voice. Desiree welcomed her with open arms, like she did with everyone.

And every time I saw her I told her I wanted to “grow up” to be like her. I still do.

My sweet friend, as you make this final journey, I wish you nothing but love and light. I will never forget you and neither will your readers.

Love you Desiree.

Amy.

Desiree’s last book release yesterday and I’m dropping the link here.

New Releases

November New Releases!

Happy November! Is it me, or did October just fly by?

We have a bunch of brand new releases for you this month!

We also have a huge milestone to celebrate! Congratulations to Alison Roberts on her 105th book!

The Prince’s One-Night Baby by Juliette Hyland

The prince is shocked when he unexpectedly meets the beautiful midwife again, but he’s yet to find out the biggest surprise of all… Find out what happens in this captivating royal romance by Juliette Hyland.   

A passionate encounter…

…with royal consequences!

Meeting midwife Calla on his flight home makes Dr. Kostas’s long journey far more exciting. Especially when their instant attraction leads to a red-hot layover! But Kostas can offer only one night of pure passion. Because, unbeknownst to Calla, he’s also a prince—with no intention of inflicting the pressures of royal life on anyone again. So it’s a shock to discover they’ll be colleagues at his new clinic…and an even bigger shock is heading their way…

The Doctor’s Christmas Homecoming by Alison Roberts

In the latest Harlequin Medical Romance by Alison Roberts, will the doctor’s fake-boyfriend-for-Christmas ruse end in their happy-ever-after?

When running from her past…

…leads to an unexpected future!

ER specialist Dr. Matilda Dawson is returning home. Her father is sick, and she’s determined to prove she’s settled and happy by accepting colleague Dr. Harry Doyle’s offer to come, too—as her “pretend” boyfriend! Harry has left his roots behind him, so with nowhere to go this year, Christmas with Matilda’s family could be fun! Except when the lines blur, feelings they didn’t believe were possible make this homecoming hard to walk away from…

Snowbound with Her Off-Limits GP by Annie Claydon

In this heartwarming Harlequin Medical Romance by Annie Claydon, the connection between two heartbroken doctors heats up when they’re unexpectedly snowbound together…

As the snow starts to fall…
…their connection heats up!

Since she was forced to cancel her own wedding, Dr. Eloise Grant knows “I do” can’t guarantee love or happiness. So celebrating her grandfather’s upcoming marriage at his beautiful Norfolk manor house is bittersweet. Especially as it involves meeting dark, equally hurt and brooding GP Sam Douglas. Yet when a blizzard sees them snowbound and working together, the connection between them quickly goes from frosty to flirtatious!

Festive Fling to Forever by Karin Baine

Is this midwife ready to risk her heart on a daredevil helicopter paramedic? Find out in the latest Carey Cove Midwives story for Harlequin Medical Romance by Karin Baine.

The paramedic’s return…

…could turn her world upside down!

Daredevil helicopter paramedic Roman Callahan storms back into midwife Sophie’s sheltered life ten years after he left. The unquestionable chemistry between them is still there, and giving in to a one-off fling is inevitable. But after Christmas, he’s due to leave again… Sophie has spent a lifetime protecting her heart. Is what they share worth taking her first ever risk on?

From Harlequin Medical: Life and love in the world of modern medicine.

Carey Cove Midwives

 Book 1: Christmas with the Single Dad Doc by Annie O’Neil
Book 2: Festive Fling to Forever by Karin Baine
Book 3: Christmas Miracle on Their Doorstep by Ann McIntosh
Book 4: Single Mom’s Mistletoe Kiss by Rachel Dove

Christmas with the Single Dad Doc by Annie O’Neil

n the first story of the Carey Cove Midwives quartet by Annie O’Neil, a midwife is determined to bring the magic of Christmas back into the life of a single dad and his son! 

Can she prove to him…

…the magic of Christmas still exists?

Determined to forget her cheating ex, Kiara moves to a new job in Cornwall. She intends to throw herself into her favorite things: Christmas and midwifery! Working closely with widower GP Dr. Lucas and meeting his little son, Harry, make Kiara long to bring festive cheer ­into their quiet lives. But she doesn’t expect an innocent mistletoe kiss with this off-limits single dad to change everything…

From Harlequin Medical: Life and love in the world of modern medicine.

Carey Cove Midwives

 Book 1: Christmas with the Single Dad Doc by Annie O’Neil
Book 2: Festive Fling to Forever by Karin Baine
Book 3: Christmas Miracle on Their Doorstep by Ann McIntosh
Book 4: Single Mom’s Mistletoe Kiss by Rachel Dove

A Mistletoe Kiss in Manhattan by Traci Douglass

Can a magical Christmas kiss in Manhattan melt the icy heart of the surgeon? Escape to New York for the holidays with the latest Harlequin Medical Romance by Traci Douglass.

The surgeon grinch who stole…

…her heart!

Tasked with granting a sick child a special Christmas wish, ER nurse Emma Trudeau can think of no better person to help her pull it off than wealthy New York cardiothoracic surgeon Thad Markson. His reputation as a real-life grinch precedes him, but Emma is undeterred! And as much as Thad tries to resist Emma’s persuasive charms, it’s not long before she begins to melt his icy heart—with a magical kiss…

Happy Reading!

Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels, New Releases

October New Releases!

Happy October! Here the leaves are turning and falling, though it’s still fairly mild. I can deal with sunny warm autumn days.

We have some great new releases this month!

Congratulations to Tina Beckett on her 45th book!

Stranded with the Paramedic by Sue MacKay

In this latest Medical Romance by Sue MacKay, a paramedic and a doctor have no choice but to wait out a storm together when it hits. But can their moments of passion turn into forever?

It started with a storm…

Will it end in forever?

Brooke Williams is taking control of her life. The only thing this paramedic can’t control? The weather! So as her beachside break is struck by torrential rain, she finds herself helping injured residents alongside intriguing Doctor Danny Collins. Their chemistry is instant and soon they can’t resist waiting out the storm—between the sheets! But Danny’s holding something back and honesty is nonnegotiable for Brooke. Dare she risk her heart for a chance at happy-ever-after?

Marriage Reunion in the ER by Emily Forbes

Will the trauma surgeon be able to convince his estranged wife to start over again? Find out in the gripping final installment of the Bondi Beach Medics quartet by Emily Forbes.

One chance…
…to win back his wife!

Locking eyes over a patient isn’t how ER doctor Lily expected to be reunited with her estranged husband, Otto. Two years ago, she lost their baby and fled to Sydney, unable to share her grief. And as far as Lily’s concerned, their marriage is all but over. Yet trauma surgeon Otto is ready to fight for their relationship. Now he has three months to convince Lily they can make a fresh start…

From Harlequin Medical: Life and love in the world of modern medicine.

Bondi Beach Medics

Book 1: Rescuing the Paramedic’s Heart
Book 2: A Gift to Change His Life
Book 3: The Perfect Mother for His Son
Book 4: Marriage Reunion in the ER

How to Resist the Single Dad by JC Harroway

Will one stolen kiss with the single dad doc be enough to melt the GP trainee’s resistance? Find out in the latest Medical Romance by JC Harroway.

Her plan is simple:
Fight temptation!

GP trainee Stella Wright left the idyllic Cotswold village she grew up in, never planning to return…especially not to train at the local practice under Dr. Aaron Bennett. Now, being back is the least of her problems! Aaron is stoic, sexy and a single father, exactly the type of man Stella refuses to get involved with again. Only, one stolen kiss is enough to drive all efforts of resistance from her mind!

Dr. Finlay’s Courageous Bride by Marion Lennox

In this emotional read by award-winning author Marion Lennox, the nurse’s courage might just be enough to save them both!

The courage to say “I do”

Could save them both…

With a heavy heart, Sydney surgeon Rab tells residents that Cockatoo Valley must be sold. He can only inherit the land if he marries within six weeks. To save the town and the hospital that has become her sanctuary, scarred nurse Mia courageously offers to marry him for just one year! Until Rab’s kind eyes and heart-lifting smile make her dare to wish that one year could be the beginning of a lifetime together…

A Family Made in Paradise by Tina Beckett

All they needed was his arrival…they just don’t know it yet! Join this newfound family in paradise in the latest heartwarming read by Tina Beckett.

His arrival…
…makes paradise perfect!

Single mom and nurse Rachel Palmer is certain life couldn’t have any obstacles left to throw at her…until she is unexpectedly forced to work with ex-fling, Dr. Sebastien Deslaurier, again! Under pressure, there’s no time to think about the mutual passion that should have stayed in their past. But when Rachel watches Seb become the father figure her daughter never had, will she start thinking about their future—as a family?

A Date with Her Best Friend by Louisa Heaton

What happens when sparks begin to fly on the dance floor between a firefighter and her best friend? Find out in the latest Medical Romance by Louisa Heaton.

Can a fake date—

change everything?

Paramedic and single dad Tom is gorgeous, but to Cara, he’s simply her best friend. So when she needs a pretend date for her meddling father’s fundraising ball, Cara knows exactly who to call! Yet when learning to dance together in preparation, is it her imagination or is there suddenly a spark between them? Firefighter Cara knows she can’t replace the wife Tom lost, but deep down, she’s always loved him and his son. Is Tom beginning to feel the same?

Happy Reading!

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September New Releases

Happy September!

And Happy Back to School! My kiddos start 2nd year University, Grade 11 and Grade 8. Time sure goes quickly and to help fill your day we have some great new releases this month.

The Vet’s Escape to Paradise by Becky Wicks

Looking for adventure!

Finding a family?

Ivy’s dream trip to the Galápagos Islands was planned as her honeymoon—now it’s a chance to regroup alone. So on meeting single dad Jero, Ivy tries to give the sexy, brooding vet a wide berth. She’s sworn never to be a mother, and after his divorce, Jero’s priority is his child. But as Ivy’s drawn into his work with the local wildlife, and his daughter latches on to her, she starts changing her mind about a family…

One Weekend in Prague by Alison Roberts

For one weekend…
Or forever?

Before attending a medical conference, trauma specialist Mac meets stranger Hanna under the astronomical clock in Prague. Their intense connection takes him by surprise. Straitlaced Mac has never met someone like free-spirited nurse Hanna, and suddenly he’s dropping his guard and stepping out of his comfort zone! Their unforgettable and spontaneous weekend together, touring the city and then tangling between the sheets, makes him see the world differently. But what happens when they leave Prague?

Nurse’s Outback Temptation by Amy Andrews

The right temptation…

…at the wrong time?

When nurse Chelsea lands in Australia, her plan is simple: to leave the heartbreaking reason why she can’t call London home anymore on the plane and start over. Yet when Chelsea is introduced to far-too handsome flight doctor Aaron, it’s clear that her “new start, no romance” vow is already at risk! All Chelsea wants is a summer free from her painful past… But could a summer of love with Aaron be what she really needs?

Mending the ER Doc’s Heart by Susan Carlisle

Unexpected second chance…

…for the single dad!

ER doctor and widower Chad is focused solely on his job and his little boy. But when the newest nurse at Atlanta Children’s Hospital, Izzy, walks into his emergency room, Chad’s firm defenses are tested! Because behind her dazzling smile he recognizes a similar wariness in her eyes. But when Chad sees how she can make his little boy light up like never before, he can’t ignore how she may be the missing piece to their puzzle…

His Cinderella Houseguest by Charlotte Hawkes

When midnight strikes…

Will his Cinderella stay in his arms?

Helicopter pilot Piper Green is supposed to be Dr. Lincoln Oakes’s new air ambulance colleague—not his houseguest! Yet discovering she’s practically homeless, he offers her his spare room. In such close quarters, sparks soon start to fly, but they agree to keep things strictly professional. Until a dazzling kiss makes their chemistry impossible to ignore… But Piper has a secret and when Linc learns the truth, could their chance at happy-ever-after disappear?

Her Secret Rio Baby by Luana DaRosa

An impulsive night of passion…
A life-changing consequence!

The night surgeon Eliana Oliveira met Diego Ferrari, he was just a handsome stranger in a bar in Rio de Janeiro. And acting on their instant attraction was the perfect escape from the shock of inheriting a whole hospital from her estranged late father. Now, on her first day at Santa Valeria General, she’s in for two shocking discoveries: first, coming face-to-face with Diego in the operating room, and second, that she’s expecting his baby!

Happy Reading!

Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels, New Releases

August New Releases!

Happy August! Here are your brand new releases for this month!

Their Marriage Worth Fighting For by Louisa Heaton

Will an unexpected chance to work side by side save an estranged couple’s marriage? Find out in Louisa Heaton’s emotional reunion romance, the third book in the Night Shift in Barcelona series!

A chance to mend their marriage…

…for good?

After experiencing three devastating miscarriages, midwife Grace and neonatal surgeon Diego find their marriage hanging by a thread. But on one summer night at Santa Aelina University Hospital, they are forced to work together on a challenging case. Now, with nowhere to hide, they must finally confront their heartbreak… Can they also rediscover the joy and love that made their marriage so special?

From Harlequin Medical: Life and love in the world of modern medicine.

Night Shift in Barcelona

 Book 1: The Night They Never Forgot by Scarlet Wilson
Book 2: Their Barcelona Baby Bombshell by Traci Douglass
Book 3: Their Marriage Worth Fighting For by Louisa Heaton
Book 4: From Wedding Guest to Bride? by Tina Beckett


The Midwife’s Nine-Month Miracle by Shelley Rivers

Meet a husband and wife in need of a miracle in Shelley Rivers’s latest touching Harlequin Medical Romance.

A baby…

to heal them?

When nurse Gila said “I do” to a lifetime of love with Dr. Leo, she never imagined that their one-of-a-kind connection would be ripped apart just as she discovered she was expecting a baby. Now Gila is eight-months pregnant—and stunned to learn that her estranged husband has become her temporary colleague! While Gila and Leo are determined to co-parent their child, will a workplace reunion lead them to the happily-ever-after they once dreamed of?


Stranded with the Island Doctor by Annie Claydon

A storm is raging…
…between them!

With her daughter now grown up and married, dedicated doctor Mel is finally taking some me time. Until a tropical storm interrupts her much-needed Maldives break. She doesn’t hesitate to help. But working alongside the only other doctor on the island—insufferable yet handsome widower Rafe—isn’t without its challenges. Especially when the tension between them turns into chemistry. Neither expected a second chance, but will that stop Mel from taking a leap of faith?


One-Night Fling in Positano by Ann McIntosh

Can one night of passion…

…change her whole life?

Nurse Kendra lives a jet-set life. Who needs a home and family when they only let you down? So when meeting gorgeous Massimo in Positano results in one unforgettable night, Kendra has no regrets—until he turns out to be her new boss! Continuing their fling is risky, but also irresistible… Under the red-hot Mediterranean sun, will Kendra realize it’s not her fling that’s at risk but her no-strings-attached relationship rule?


From Wedding Guest to Bride? by Tina Beckett

Love was not on the doctor’s mind…

…until now!

When wedding guest Elena shares a mind-blowing kiss with sexy stranger Santiago, it’s wholly out of character for the diagnostician… Elena shut her heart off to love when her childhood sweetheart walked away just as she faced a life-changing diagnosis. Still, she can’t deny how refreshing it is to be with widower Santiago, who understands heartache more than anyone. Will he become her heart’s safe haven?

From Harlequin Medical: Life and love in the world of modern medicine.

Night Shift in Barcelona

 Book 1: The Night They Never Forgot by Scarlet Wilson
Book 2: Their Barcelona Baby Bombshell by Traci Douglass
Book 3: Their Marriage Worth Fighting For by Louisa Heaton
Book 4: From Wedding Guest to Bride? by Tina Beckett


Falling for the Village Vet by Rachel Dove

Welcome to Puddle Lake, where you can sink into Rachel Dove’s cozy vet story!

Keeping her distance…

is harder than she first thought!

After a painful divorce, hospice nurse Susannah Harkin finds solace in a Yorkshire village with rescue pup Hendrix by her side. Until Dr. Chris Jennings disturbs her peace. Straight-talking Susannah clashes with the brooding new vet, and the fallout has the locals gossiping for weeks! Then, thrown together to host a charity drive, they find their sparks of anger turning into flames of attraction. Can Susannah’s sunny nature thaw Chris’s guarded heart?

Happy Reading!

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Little Libraries across Canada

Happy July, this summer is flying by really fast!

I spent most of July on the road, traveling across the western part of Canada, the trip was about 10,000 kms by the time we got back home to our slice of heaven in the central western part of Ontario. It was just the DH and I this time, our kids stayed home with one of their aunts and our dog.

Since COVID, I have been amassing a lot of author copies and I was running out of room. I don’t plan on doing any signings this year, so I had to do something and I thought about the Free Little Libraries that were scattered all over the old city I used to live. I knew they were in other places, so I found a free app called Little Free Library.

I got the brilliant idea to drop off author copies as I make my way across across to Alberta and then do a reading of A Reunion, A Wedding, A Family in Jasper where it’s set. My videos and reading are on Tik Tok under Amy Ruttan (I refer to myself as a reluctant farmer!).

I signed the books ahead of time and marked them with a Canadian author sticker. I took my debut book from 2013 Safe in His Hands and dropped it by the closest Little Library to our farm in Seaforth, Ontario.


The next Little Library came at 8 in the morning after an eight hour drive. Yep, an eight hour drive, we left shortly after midnight, to get around Lake Superior from our house, it takes about 17 hours.

The Little Library I stopped in was in Bruce Mines, Ontario and after my visit there I woke up the next day in Thunder Bay to discover I had made their news! They were thankful for the book and encouraging others to donate to their Little Library.


The next day, we left Thunder Bay and were heading for Saskatoon Saskatchewan. Another 17 hour day. It takes two days to drive out of my province! First I stopped in Kenora, Ontario and dropped a book at Little Library outside a woman’s shelter. It was packed full and well used!

We had to cross Manitoba and most of Saskatchewan to get to Saskatoon. I had never been to Saskatoon, but it’s very bizarre to be watching for a city on a flat prairie horizon and not see it until you go down into a river valley. Saskatoon is beautiful and I found a gorgeous little library in a tree lined neighborhood know as Caswell Hill.



It’s not far to Alberta and we had a couple days to ourselves and headed to Drumheller, which is the badlands in southern, Alberta. Drumheller had an amazing Little Library with Moby Dick and Lord of the Rings quotes painted on it. After Drumheller we made our way to Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump and I left a couple more books in towns like High River (where they film the TV show Heartland) and an author friend Taryn Leigh Taylor left copies in her home town and a town near her.

After some days with my other sister in law at her ranch. We went into Jasper, Alberta the setting for A Reunion, A Wedding, A Family and I did a reading at Medicine Lake. Forest Fires have devastated the area. The last time I was there, Medicine Lake was lush with trees…now, just the ghostly remnants of them remain. It is a natural cycle to a forest though. And even though it had changed, I was still privileged to see elk, big horn sheep, wolf, black bear and my first time seeing a Grizzly Mama and her 3 cubs!


Medicine Lake!

The nearest little library to Jasper, is Hinton, Alberta. And the caretaker there originally is from the town where I currently live. So that was a small world experience. I left a copy of A Reunion, A Wedding, A Family there.

After our time in Alberta, we made our way to Winnipeg on a day that Canada had a nation wide cell phone outage on the network I used. It also knocked out all Interac purchases. I was very glad we had our credit cards and cash. I was also glad our GPS in our Jeep was still functioning or we would’ve never made our way from Alberta, through Saskatchewan to Winnipeg, Manitoba.

I got to meet an author friend Elle Rush for lunch and visit the monument of Louis Riel. My ancestors were Metis, which is a mix of European settlers and Indigenous. Metis people are an Indigenous nation and have their own culture. Louis Riel is a founding father who fought for the rights of Metis, he was an elected politician and led resistance movements before he was hanged for treason.



As someone of Metis background, this has been a life long dream to visit his monument. My father, had to hide who he was for many years, to avoid residential school. For him and me, it’s been hard to try and process our loss of identity. Also to find ancestors, but I have been finding more and more names. Women, who were indigenous, often lost their identity when they married a white man.

I left a book in Winnipeg and we made our way back to Ontario and stopped in Thunder Bay. I am really getting to know Thunder Bay. My daughter goes to school there, so I make the drive often.

Thunder Bay is the lake head of Lake Superior. The last place Terry Fox stopped after his Miracle Run for Cancer because his cancer had returned and he collapsed, but one of the Little Libraries surprised me! It was on Ruttan street. Ruttan is my maiden name, so I looked up the history and discovered that Ruttan’s helped with the development of Port Arthur and Thunder Bay.

So of course I had to leave a book there!



And that was just a part of our trip. I dropped books off in Sault and Sudbury on the way home. I have way more pictures and a lot more special memories, but it was so good to get back to the kids.

I took a whole box of books and left them all on my journey.

If you happen to stumble on a Little Library I encourage you to donate or even just take a book too. Spread Literacy and help communities. I learned so much from this experience and fell in love with my country all over again.

It’s why I continue to write books set in the place I love the most. Canada.

Here’s a slideshow of some more pics along the way!

New Releases

July New Releases

Happy July! I wrote this post way back in May because I’m on a cross country trip at the moment. One I plan to use to read and relax. And what’s than a bunch of new medical romances?

Congrats to Allie Kincheloe on her 5th book and Sue MacKay on her 40th! Amazing work!

Their Barcelona Baby Bombshell by Traci Douglass

One hot encounter…One shocking consequence!

Paramedic Isabella Rivas doesn’t do commitment and entanglement. She had enough of that raising her five siblings after their mother died. But one red-hot night with a sexy stranger doesn’t count, right? Except that single passionate encounter results in an unexpected pregnancy! And when she meets Carlos Martinez’s familiar guarded eyes over a patient in the ER, she realizes that life has just got a whole lot more complicated…

From Harlequin Medical: Life and love in the world of modern medicine.

Night Shift in Barcelona

Book 1: The Night They Never Forgot by Scarlet Wilson
Book 2: Their Barcelona Baby Bombshell by Traci Douglass
Book 3: Their Marriage Worth Fighting For by Louisa Heaton
Book 4: From Wedding Guest to Bride? by Tina Beckett

The Nighty They Never Forgot by Scarlet Wilson

Sparks fly when former rivals reunite in this latest Harlequin Medical Romance from award-winning author Scarlet Wilson!
From the one who got away……to forever by her side?

Cardiothoracic surgeons Caitlin McKenzie and Count Javier Torres meet again at Santa Aelina University Hospital. Twelve years ago, their competitive days at med school culminated in an impulsive and unforgettable night. Now, as Caitlin prepares to perform a life-changing surgery, the fire between the former rivals is reignited on the night shift—and suddenly it’s not just the patient’s heart that’s on the line…

From Harlequin Medical: Life and love in the world of modern medicine.

Night Shift in Barcelona

Book 1: The Night They Never Forgot by Scarlet Wilson
Book 2: Their Barcelona Baby Bombshell by Traci Douglass
Book 3: Their Marriage Worth Fighting For by Louisa Heaton
Book 4: From Wedding Guest to Bride? by Tina Beckettread less

Saving the Single Mom’s Heart by Allie Kincheloe

Could the arrival of a new EMT be the answer to her broken heart? Find out what happens in Allie Kincheloe’s latest Harlequin Medical Romance.

Can he give her the happy-ever-after…

…she’s stopped herself dreaming of? Seven years ago, nurse Jess was pregnant and abandoned by her son’s father. Ever since, it’s been Jess’s little family against the world! So the last thing the single mom needs is for the arrival of handsome emergency medical technician Beckett to throw her finally well-ordered life into chaos. When a storm arrives, Jess and Beckett must fight to save their town. But can their intense connection also save her broken heart?

Fling with Her Long-Lost Surgeon by Sue MacKay

In the latest Harlequin Medical Romance from Sue MacKay, a fling with the surgeon from her past is just what the doctor ordered!

Is the surgeon from her past……the answer to her future? Gynecologist Georgie has sworn off love for good—she’s already lost more than she can bear. So when brooding surgeon Blake returns to town, the attraction zinging between them is something she should ignore. Yet Blake understands her more than anyone… Since he’s only back temporarily, a fling could be just what the doctor ordered! Georgie tells herself it can never be forever—until she realizes how happy she is in his arms!

Cornish Reunion with the Heart Doctor by Louisa George

Find out what happens when two best friends reunite and their chemistry is almost too much to handle in Louisa George’s latest Harlequin Medical Romance.

He’s her best friend…but could he be something more? Pediatrician Lexi can’t wait for her friend cardiologist Jono to move home from Australia. After pouring her heart and soul out to Jono long-distance during her divorce, their emotional bond is strong, but the raw chemistry of their reunion after five years astounds her! And when a Cornish wedding leads to a night of breathtaking passion, Lexi must decide—does she dare risk their precious friendship for the hope of everything she’s ever wanted?

A Paramedic to Change Her Life by Alison Roberts

In the latest Harlequin Medical Romance from Alison Roberts, a doctor falls for a paramedic just as she’s decided to have a baby—alone!

Taking a risk…For the miracle of a baby!

Dr. Jo has always wanted a family but never found the right man or the right time. Now, on the eve of her forty-sixth birthday, she decides to make her dream a reality—alone. But when fearless paramedic Cade bursts into her life, she falls headfirst and offtrack! Cade has been running from his heartache and grief, but could Jo and her desire to have a family be just what he needs, too?

Happy Reading!