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Busy, Busy, Busy… plus, Galentine’s Day!

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I don’t know about you, but 2019 has flown by for me so far.

With a book deadline on January 18th, the first few weeks were filled with all the words and getting the manuscript in shape to send in to my Medicals editor. I’m really excited about this third Medical Romance book, which will be a small-town Christmas story scheduled to release later this year. More on that later…


Then we had the polar vortex to contend with two or so weeks ago. Here my little corner of the Midwestern US the actual temps dropped to -20 and the wind chills were -50. Definite BRRR weather!


Plus, this Thursday is Valentine’s Day. As a current singleton, the holiday is bittersweet for me. I don’t mind being alone, for the most part, and enjoy my freedom and spending time with my dog Clara. But all the media attention and sappy commercials push it in your face all. the. time. LOL. So, I tend to go for a more Galentine’s type of day. What’s Galentine’s Day, you ask? No one describes it better than Parks & Recreation’s Leslie Knope:

So yes. Busy start to 2019 and hearts and flowers. What have you all been up to? Do you have plans for Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) Day? Please let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear from you!

Also, my next release with Medicals–Finding Her Forever Family–is set for May 1st, 2019 and follows the story of Nurse Wendy from One Night With The Army Doc. The paperback is up for pre-order now on Amazon US, with the digital version and more retailers to come!

Check out the gorgeous cover and blurb below…



A nurse to heal his heart…

…and complete his family.

After losing her mother to a hereditary illness, trauma nurse Wendy Smith vowed never to risk having a family of her own. So acting on her instant attraction to sexy single dad Dr. Tom Faber is a definite no! But through her unexpected connection with his daughter, Wendy grows closer to Tom and their chemistry intensifies…along with her longing for her own family—with him!

Pre-order Link: https://amzn.to/2TDmaJ5



Until next time, Happy Reading!

Traci 🙂

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2018… My year of living “Mindfully”.


Hey all!

I realize it’s still early December (and probably a bit soon for all those year-end wrap-ups) but since this is my last slot for the year, I figured I’d go ahead and share now. Plus, I’ve got a new release to tell you about and a cool freebie opportunity, if you’re inclined to read to the end of this post!

So, back at the end of 2017 there was a thing going around on Social Media about choosing a word to be your guiding star for the upcoming year rather than setting a bunch of resolutions that no one keeps anyway. I decided to hop on board this new tradition. The word I chose was Mindful.

According to Mirriam-Webster, the word mindful is defined as: inclined to be aware.

What I hoped was to live my life making better choices—in everything from food to finances. To real consider the long-term impact of whatever decision I was making instead of doing things on the fly, as is a bad habit of mine.

Did it work?

Sure, in some ways. I made a budget and stuck to it. I began cooking at home a lot more and meal-planning. I tried hard to stop and be aware as often as I could about what I was doing, why I was doing it, how I was feeling about it so I could choose where to go next.

Do I sometimes still find myself mired in doubt and depression, wondering how in the heck I ended up crying in the corner of my couch with a tub of frosting in one hand and some sappy movie on TV? Yep. But I’ve also learned (by being mindful) that it’s okay to feel those things. It’s also possible to make different choices in the future to ensure I don’t end up there again.

Will I be choosing a new guiding word for 2019? I will. I’m thinking maybe Purposeful. Which is probably good, since I just signed on to write 3 more Medicals books over the next year, so I’ll need all the discipline and time-management I can get!

How about you? Are you a resolutions type person or have you tried the guiding word? Tell me all about it in the comments!

Now for a bit of a shameless plug…

Do you love sweet, small-town romances? How about quirky librarians with the hots for their older brother’s best friend? Maybe a touch of unrequited love stirred in for fun? Then try my debut release with Entangled Bliss, HOW TO SEDUCE A BAD BOY! It doesn’t release until January 14th, 2019, but it’s available for pre-order now at the link below. Here’s the delicious cover and blurb:


Melody Bryant has heard it all before. Sure, she’s the epitome of the stereotype for a librarian. Loves order. Loves rules and deadlines. Loves books. But what she doesn’t love is still being a virgin at twenty-four. Unfortunately, the only guy she’s ever been interested in turned her down flat. And then left town. Eight. Years. Ago. Ugh.

Now her birthday is fast approaching and she just can’t take it any longer. She’s finding a guy before her birthday in five weeks or she’s adopting two more cats and fully embracing becoming “the crazy cat lady.”

But when her latest date ends in epic failure–everyone thinks of her as the “proper librarian,” she realizes what she needs is to ruin her reputation. And she knows the perfect guy to help her: the baddest bad boy in town. This Army vet won’t know what hit him…

Click Here to Pre-Order your copy now!

And finally, for those Medicals readers who enjoyed my debut book with the line, ONE NIGHT WITH THE ARMY DOC, and want to read more in my Anchorage Mercy world but can’t wait for the next book in my Anchorage Mercy world releasing May 2019, then here’s a special present just for you! I’ve written a holiday novella, featuring Bobby Templeton—the hockey-star patient from ONE NIGHT WITH THE ARMY DOC—who meets the woman of his dreams just before Christmas. You can get a copy FREE, just for signing up for my monthly author newsletter. Cover, blurb and link to sign-up below:

The Nurse's Holiday Goal

An Anchorage Mercy World Novella 

Their first holiday together could be their last…

Six-foot Candace Kaine has always felt like a giant, like an outsider looking in at everyone else’s normal-sized happiness. In her professional life, she’s a dedicated, hard-working, confident ER nurse, but in her personal life—after a horrendous break-up—the thought of opening herself up to another man terrifies her. Then larger-than-life hockey star Bobby Templeton convinces her to bid on him at a local bachelor charity auction, and more than snowflakes are falling between them.

Bobby wants Candace from the first moment he sees her, but when he’s injured in a game right before Christmas, he’s forced to admit he needs her help too—if he wants to keep his promise to the at-risk child he mentors and remain on his feet, since he requires round-the-clock observation for his concussion.

From decorating the tree to taking in a local production of A Christmas Carol, Candace and Bobby’s feelings for each other grow and deepen as the hours pass. But when Bobby receives a dream offer from his agent that will change his life, Candace is forced to confront her fears about relationships and must decide how far she’s willing to go to achieve her goals.

Click here to sign up and get your FREE copy today!

Cheers and Happy Holidays everyone!

May all your fondest wishes and wonderful dreams come true in the New Year!


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Get Social with Medicals!

Hello readers!

Newbie Medicals author, Traci Douglass, here to share a quick post on the ways you can connect with your favorite Medicals authors around social media. Besides our lovely blog here, we’ve also got more options to choose from.


Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Authors Page


Here you can interact with our authors, share comments on posts, and see all of our new releases each month. Stay tuned for more exciting developments coming in the future from this page… Be sure to “Like” our page to get all the latest buzz on Medicals!



Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance – Love Is The Best Medicine Group


This is our brand new “official” group for Medical Romance readers. Each month we’ll update the group with new releases and its a spot for readers to discuss their favorite reads and share topics with other avid Medicals fans, as well as interact with our authors. Please join us in the group and introduce yourself!




Read a great Medicals and want to tweet about it? Want to let your followers know how much you love your favorite hot docs? Be sure to use the hashtags #HarlequinMedicals and/or #MedicalRomance to add it to the feed and join the conversation! Also, be sure to follow @HarlequinBooks, @MillsandBoon, and @MillsandBoonAUS for all the latest updates from your favorite publishers!

Until next time, see you around the web!

Traci 🙂