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

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!

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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.

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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!

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June New Releases

Happy June!

We have some brand new releases for this month.

Congrats on Julie Danvers for her 5th book which is part of the Portland Midwives Duet.

The Vet’s Unexpected Houseguest by Juliette Hyland

In Juliette Hyland’s latest Harlequin Medical Romance, risking your heart is always a daunting task, but it’s almost always worth it, especially when romance comes knocking on your front door…

Her new colleague……is also her new roommate! Widowed workaholic Kit has dedicated her life to her patients. She’s determined to be the best vet in town and prove herself to those who’ve doubted her. But when Dr. August—aka her boss’s prodigal son—returns to help at the clinic, she’s faced with an unexpected and irresistible houseguest! August is a distraction Kit doesn’t need. Although he’s certainly one she wants! Can Kit take a risk on a rebel?

The Midwife from His Past by Julie Danvers

What happens when the surgeon’s ex-fiancée is the midwife in the operating room? Find out in Julie Danvers’s latest Medical Romance for Harlequin.
The emergency room reunion…
…He never imagined!

When Dr. Eliot is called to an emergency C-section, he’s stunned to find midwife Bria in the operating room. A lot has changed since their engagement ended so abruptly. Now he’s a successful surgeon, no longer plagued by the financial worries of his childhood. But his intense attraction to Bria? That’s exactly the same! And when Eliot discovers what was really behind their breakup, acting on that attraction is all he can think about…

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

Portland Midwives

Book 1: The Doctor She Should Resist by Amy Ruttan
Book 2: The Midwife from His Past by Julie Danvers

The Doctor She Should Resist by Amy Ruttan

n the latest Harlequin Medical Romance by Amy Ruttan, the last thing the midwife is looking for is love… But sometimes love appears even when you least expect it…

From opposites……to lovers?

The last thing midwife Hazel is looking for is a relationship. So why is she so drawn to Dr. Caleb? Especially when he’s from the rival hospital that delayed the opening of her birthing center. Enigmatic Caleb knows just how to push all of her buttons…but for all their differences, sparks of chemistry soon start to fly! Although with Hazel’s heart already damaged, can she believe that Caleb will be the one to heal it?

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

Portland Midwives

Book 1: The Doctor She Should Resist by Amy Ruttan
Book 2: The Midwife from His Past by Julie Danvers

Surgeon’s Second Chance in Florence by Kate Hardy

Love shines brighter under the Italian sun and there’s a second chance on the cards for the surgeon… Find out more in award-winning author Kate Hardy’s latest Harlequin Medical Romance.

She’s in Italy to save lives… …But falling back in love? Surgeon Sam can’t believe it! While she’s on secondment in Florence, Dr. Angelo will be her new colleague. Two years ago, he left Sam brokenhearted and without an explanation. Now she’s stuck working with him—for three months! But Sam soon learns that there was more to Angelo’s departure than he let her believe… Can she forgive Angelo and claim her second chance with the gorgeous Italian doctor?

In Bali with the Single Dad by Annie O’Neil

Award-winning author Annie O’Neil whisks you away to beautiful Bali with a doctor in need of an escape and a fresh start on the horizon…

A GP in need of escape……Finds a fresh start in Indonesia! Floored by her ex-fiancé’s betrayal, GP Rebecca is in Bali to regroup. She’s not sure what her future looks like, but she’s certain that she’s sworn off love! Until an accident brings local doctor Noah into her life… As a new single dad to his orphaned nieces, Noah knows what it’s like to have your life change instantly. Now Rebecca can’t help but wonder if fate is offering them all a new happily-ever-after in paradise.

A Family to Save the Doctor’s Heart by Marion Lennox

Could the handsome doctor who washed up on the beach be the one to mend this family’s hearts? Find out in the latest Harlequin Medical Romance from multi-award-winning author Marion Lennox.

A lesson from the gorgeous doc:A family can be the greatest gift! A year ago Jenny was an emergency doctor, loving life in fast-paced Sydney. Now, after the loss of her brother and his wife, she’s living an unrecognizable life on remote Albatross Island, raising her nieces and nephews. Then Dr. Silas washes up on her beach, shipwrecked and injured! Just like Jenny and the kids, Silas is no stranger to grief. But can he bring hope to Jenny and her fledgling family, too?

Happy Reading!

Quirky Stories

That was supposed to be easy…

Have you ever seen that movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles with the late, great John Candy and Steve Martin? Yeah, I thought 1000% a situation like that couldn’t happen to someone.

I was wrong. Even right down to the deer…except ours was a moose.

End of April I was heading 17 hours north to retrieve my daughter from university. She so happens to be besties with an author friend of mine’s daughter. Problem solved. We’ll have a girls trip to get the girls.

My couch mate Toby as I was hanging at Allison’s waiting to leave

We were stoked. We were prepared and yeah…life had other plans.

We left Toronto about 1:30 a.m., we made excellent time, although we were a bit punchy and aggressively friendly to gas station attendants in the Sudbury area (hey at least we were friendly). Things were going smooth and we hit Sault Ste. Marie at 9 a.m., which meant we should’ve got to Thunder Bay at 5 p.m. to have dinner with our girlies.

WRONG.

The drive around Lake Superior is a beautiful one, but it is hilly and windy. And at that time of year, still snowy, melty and foggy. OH and the big game animals are starting to wake up…but more on that later.

The hill the alternator pooched on.

Two and half hours north of Sault Ste. Marie smack dab in the middle of no cell phone service, Allison’s faithful truck decided to blow it’s alternator. Something no one could predict. We had a moment of freaking, BUT limped her 20 kms into a small town called Wawa. This was around 11 a.m. We left the truck with the mechanic, had lunch…but we were freaking internally the whole time wondering what was happening. It was Friday and we were in a small town up north.

We got the bad news that the alternator had to be replaced, the trouble was there were no alternators in Wawa. Not for the truck. Trust me, we tried everywhere. There were no car rental places and our dear sweet mechanic didn’t work on Saturday.

We had to call a cab (since the provincial government years ago cut train service to the north and Greyhound closed shopped due to COVID). After an $800 cab ride back to the Sault (it was either 2 and half hours to the Sault or a $2000 5 hour cab ride to Thunder Bay), we had a room, we had a rental car…which was an ordeal to find and we had a plan.

Our dear sweet Mechanic had ordered us an alternator in Sault and we were going to pick it up and bring it back to him Monday. With alternator and rental, we blasted around Lake Superior and the eight hour trek to Thunder Bay, with a stop to see Winnie the Pooh and restart our mojo (Winnie is the half way point).

We both have a keychain to remember.

We tried to rest easy, but being tired (we had barely any sleep) meant we accidentally booked our hotel room for Sudbury. DOH, but they had a room. We loaded up the girls and we were stuffed to the gills in the rental.

And then the moose.

The moose decided to run out in front of us.

I spent 44 years never seeing a moose. I saw my first one in 2019 when I camped up near Thunder Bay, but now I see them all the time and dashing in front of me. You don’t want to tangle with a moose. It’ll damage your car and possibly kill you. It’s that bad.

Allison, stared that young moose down and it looked at us and turned back. LOL

We dropped Allison and the alternator in Wawa and I drove the rental and the girls back to Sault Ste. Marie so we could wait for Allison to come with the truck the next day. Her ordeal at the Inn that shall not be named, is a story I leave for her to tell.

Waiting on Allison and her truck in the Sault.

Why do I keep calling our mechanic sweet, because seriously he helped us out and didn’t charge us much at all. Even trusting us to get the alternator and bring it to him and holding the truck safely in his shop. He had Allison on the road within an hour and first thing.

Some things do test a friendship, but I think ours is stronger for it. We went through some stuff together and we survived for the better.

In the end, it all worked out and we got the girls home for the summer, with better plans for next year. The girls plan to have an apartment and we’re getting a storage unit and flying them home! 😉

YAY! All fixed, much more comfy and our last 8 hours to home!
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April New Releases

I love April! Spring (for the Northern Hemisphere) is in the air and it happens to be my birthday month too. So I’m a bit biased.

And not only does April bring showers to promise the May flowers, but we have some brand spanking new releases for you all, including TWO Duets. Very exciting!

We have JC Harroway making their debut with Medicals this month. Congrats, JC!

Also a huge congrats to Scarlet Wilson on her 45th book!

Their Second Chance in ER by Sue MacKay

Will the doctor and the nurse take the second chance that fate has granted them? Find out in Sue MacKay’s emotional marriage reunited story!
Is their ER reunion……just the beginning? When the eyes of exes Dr. Devlin and nurse Chloe meet across a crowded ER, they’re both stunned to find that they’ll be colleagues again—and that the electrifying sparks from seven years ago are still there. A misunderstanding led to their painful split and the belief that they would never see each other again. Now there’s no chance to run away from each other! But will they take this opportunity to put right what went wrong in their almost happily-ever-after?

Reunited with Her Surgeon Boss by Amy Ruttan

Amy Ruttan offers the perfect tropical escape with this reunion romance, the first in her new duet, Caribbean Island Hospital!

A one-way ticket to the Caribbean……and a second chance in paradise?

When surgeon Victoria has the chance to take a much-needed sabbatical in the US Virgin Islands, she doesn’t have to think twice! It’s the perfect chance to escape the scandal that’s wrongly surrounding her in New York. Still, Victoria knows that her escape to paradise is anything but a holiday. Especially when Dr. Matthew—once the love of her life!—is introduced as her new boss…

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

Caribbean Island Hospital

Book 1: Reunited with Her Surgeon Boss
Book 2: A Ring for His Pregnant Midwife


Neonatal Doc on Her Doorstep by Scarlet Wilson

From working together to living together! In award-winning author Scarlet Wilson’s latest Harlequin Medical Romance, the second in the Neonatal Nurses duet, a doctor and a nurse find themselves in too close proximity!

Will her accidental housemate……stay for good?

Nurse Alice needs a housemate—stat! So she reluctantly agrees to give the hospital’s new doctor, Douglas, a place to stay. It’s clear that while Dougie might have started a new life in Washington, he hasn’t left the ghosts of his past behind in London…just as Alice can’t hide from hers, either. Still, he’s as irresistible as he is infuriating! Is she falling for the doctor in the room next door?

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

Neonatal Nurses

Book 1: A Nurse to Claim His Heart by Juliette Hyland
Book 2: Neonatal Doc on Her Doorstep by Scarlet Wilson

Forbidden Fling with Dr. Right by JC Harroway

In JC Harroway’s electrifying debut for Harlequin Medical Romance, the new doctor in town is tempted into a forbidden fling!

She shouldn’t have kissed her boss!
She shouldn’t want a repeat! Straight-talking Dr. Darcy Wright is almost at the pinnacle of the career she’s neglected everything else in her life for. She just has to meet the impossibly high standards of her new boss, Joe Austin, and find a way to work with the tempting surgeon, who uses his grief as an emotional shield. Which means forgetting that they once succumbed to the mounting friction between them…with one earth-shatteringly off-limits kiss!

A Ring for His Pregnant Midwife by Amy Ruttan

Step onto the Caribbean sands with Harlequin Medical Romance author Amy Ruttan’s marriage of convenience story, the second story in her Caribbean Island Hospital duet!

From faking it at the altar……to a fairy-tale forever?

The last thing Dr. Marcus wants is to be tied down. His ex-girlfriend’s betrayal led him to vow that he would never give his heart to somebody again… But when Alexis, his heavily pregnant friend, needs help, commitmentphobe Marcus drops everything to become her convenient husband! They’re determined to make it work for Alexis’s baby. They just didn’t count on wanting to make their marriage a dream come true!

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

Caribbean Island Hospital

Book 1: Reunited with Her Surgeon Boss
Book 2: A Ring for His Pregnant Midwife

A Nurse to Claim His Heart by Juliette Hyland

Will a fake relationship turn into a forever romance? Find out in Juliette Hyland’s latest Harlequin Medical Romance, the first story in the Neonatal Nurses duet!

A picture is worth a thousand words…What about a viral video?

When Dr. Benedict saves an infant on the Washington Metro, the treatment he performs with nurse Penny becomes the talk of the town—and social media! Not least because the world thinks they’re a couple… While a real relationship is a no-go zone for divorced Benedict, prolonging their “faux-mance” is the perfect way to raise vital hospital funds. But the longer their ruse goes on, the more real it feels!

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

Neonatal Nurses

Book 1: A Nurse to Claim His Heart by Juliette Hyland
Book 2: Neonatal Doc on Her Doorstep by Scarlet Wilson

The Writing Life

And so it begins…

I made a big move this summer, out into the country about two hours north of where I used to live. I grew up on the shores of the southern great lakes. Mainly Lake Ontario and spent many years near Lake Erie.

I experienced lake effect snow, but nothing like the lake effect I’ve been experiencing since making the move north.

Warning signs that I would regularly see way, way up in northern Ontario where my Dad was from, were gracing the roads here and I knew, from visiting my late inlaws, that the highway along Lake Huron would randomly be closed.

I get it now.

It started snowing early, like November 2nd. And just twenty minutes south, there would be nothing. All those summer storms and tornados, were suddenly turning into SQUALLS.

The sunrises have been nice.

And not just the white fluffy stuff I was used to, but full on heavy, wet snow. When I complain to my Dad, he just laughs, but not too much as my brother and him are in the same weather system as me!

So winter has begun here, even though it’s still technically fall. I’ve had to light the big wood furnace, which scared me. I’m so used to just adjusting a set point and the furnace coming on.

Now, I have to stoke a fire, build campfires (thanks Girl Guides of Canada for that training it’s coming in handy).

One thing I do like about this snow and the country, it’s so quiet. So peaceful. My boys love the snow and the freedom of the big property to do whatever and now that we’ve upgraded our minivan to a Jeep SUV with 4 wheel drive, I’m a lot more confident in my winter driving.

I also live in hope (because the snow has come and melted three times in November) that I will get an actual white Christmas this year! Something positive, trying to remain positive as I hate winter.

I’m counting down to spring and summer and fall.

I’m also not the only one that hates the bite of winter, my hero Dr. Henry Blake from Falling for Her Billionaire Doc feels exactly the same way:

FREAKING COLD.
Dr. Henry Blake scowled up at the first few flakes of snow swirling around in the air. He hated the cold. He hated the fresh air, the woods and the windchill, and he scowled up at the cloud-covered sky, hoping he could melt every single last stupid snowflake that was falling down.
Why am I here again?

So, how do you feel about winter or the change of seasons?

Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels, New Releases

October New Releases

Happy October! Here in Canada we’re gearing up for our Thanksgiving (it’s a month earlier than our American friends to the south) and Spooky Season is upon us. It’s my favourite time of the year.

We have six fabulous reads for you.

Congratulations to our milestone authors this month. Juliette Hyland with her 5th book Reawakened in the South Pole and Me (Amy Ruttan) with my 30th Falling for His Runaway Nurse.

Falling for His Runaway Nurse by Amy Ruttan

Could a runaway bride…
…be the one to tempt him?
Brooding Thatcher Bell enjoys the anonymity of life as a cruise ship doctor. But when beautiful Lacey Greenwood storms into his life—wearing a wedding dress!—to take up the vacant post as nurse, he’s shocked by their instant chemistry. Lacey is obviously escaping something, and Thatcher recognizes some of the pain she’s hiding behind her dazzling smile. But as they set sail, there’s no way of running from their real and ever-growing feelings!

Reawakened at the South Pole by Juliette Hyland

An antarctic adventure
and a reunion of a lifetime…
ER nurse Helena Mathews wants just one thing: to show her parents that she’s no longer the fragile, premature baby they cradled in the NICU. So her new South Pole–based job is the perfect way to break free! But Dr. Carter Simpson’s arrival proves that you can’t just erase the past. Her one-time best friend may have left without a trace after a life-altering discovery, but he never left Helena’s heart…

Reunited by Her Twin Revelation by Shelley Rivers

“I just want to talk.”
Is he ready to hear her secret?
Nurse Thurza had pictured this day thousands of times. The day that Dr. Logan would return. Still, nothing could have prepared her for the real thing… Why? Well, when a mix-up led a brokenhearted Thurza to falsely believe that he had abandoned her and their unborn babies, she said goodbye to Logan—forever. But, as their past and the truth begin to unravel, will Thurza let Logan back in?

Starting Over with the Single Dad by Tina Beckett

A past kiss…
…A happy-ever-after?
For former army surgeon Mysti, a return to Forgotten Point was not in the cards…until a tragic accident while on duty leads her home. Her physical wounds may have healed, but it’s the invisible scars that remain. So the last thing that Mysti needs is to bump into Dr. Jesse: her unexpected new colleague and the one that got away. Now Jesse’s a single dad with his own hidden pain. Can they heal—together?

The Doctor’s Reunion to Remember by Annie Claydon

A forgotten past…
An unforgettable future?
In this Reunited at St. Barnabas’s Hospital story, former workaholic Dr. Gil Alexander is happy with the slower-paced life he was forced to adopt following his traumatic brain injury. The only things missing are his memories of just before the accident. But when Dr. Clemmie Francis is temporarily assigned to his rehabilitation center, he can’t shake the feeling he’s met this captivating yet cautious doctor before…and that this isn’t the first time he’s experienced their explosive chemistry!
 
Reunited at St. Barnabas’s Hospital duet
Book 1 – Twins for the Neurosurgeon by Louisa Heaton
Book 2 – The Doctor’s Reunion to Remember by Annie Claydon
 

Twins for the Neurosurgeon by Louisa Heaton

Two tiny heartbeats…
…will change their lives forever!
In this Reunited at St. Barnabas’s Hospital story, top neurosurgeons Samantha Gordon and Yanis Baptiste spend one unforgettable night together in Paris. Their reunion in London proves even more explosive when they discover Sam is pregnant with twins! Neither Sam nor Yanis is prepared for parenthood, but those two tiny heartbeats could help them find the family neither of them believed they would ever have…
 
Reunited at St. Barnabas’s Hospital duet
Book 1 – Twins for the Neurosurgeon by Louisa Heaton
Book 2 – The Doctor’s Reunion to Remember by Annie Claydon

Happy Reading!

Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels, The Writing Life

Welcome Autumn!

In my part of the world, it’s the first day of fall. And fall is my most favourite time of the year. Yes, I’m a pumpkin spice nut. I love everything to do with pumpkins, leaves and of course Halloween.

Halloween is my jam!

Little Boo is hanging out in my office on my word count tracker.

And this is my first year celebrating in the new house. There are going to be more leaves to rake and the colours started changing out here earlier. There’s a crispness in the air that I couldn’t always pick up in the city.

I grew that pumpkin. This is just the start of autumn decorations!

I’ve also been told that I can leave my decorations out and put them out earlier without worry of them being destroyed, which happened a lot in the city.

However, I probably won’t get trick or treaters. Which has me sad. It’s the one thing I’ll miss.

I’m also learning about harvest time and other farming things…though I have to admit not very well. I made my first venture into our properties original barn. All the years I was married to my DH and coming to visit his parents, I had never been in it.

Me on the tractor. Finally!

Of course, while I should’ve been directing traffic to get my brother in law bins up into the barn, I was dancing to the Footloose soundtrack and picturing a dance in that barn. I must’ve done a good job, because my DH let me drive the tractor.

We’re settling into the family farm that’s been in my hubby’s family for a very long time. I love my new office, my proper office.

In the barn!

I’m feeling the Footloose vibe!

Bin moving. I was distracted by Footloose dancing.

And with Autumn also comes my thirtieth book with Harlequin. It’s hard to believe. It felt like yesterday that I was celebrating my 25th! I’m super excited about Falling for His Runaway Nurse.

Could a runaway bride…
…be the one to tempt him?
Brooding Thatcher Bell enjoys the anonymity of life as a cruise ship doctor. But when beautiful Lacey Greenwood storms into his life—wearing a wedding dress!—to take up the vacant post as nurse, he’s shocked by their instant chemistry. Lacey is obviously escaping something, and Thatcher recognizes some of the pain she’s hiding behind her dazzling smile. But as they set sail, there’s no way of running from their real and ever-growing feelings!

What do you love the most about this change of seasons, wherever you might be?