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Three generations of Rossetti women are hoarding secrets.

Cathy Rossetti’s secret is Hayley, her outspoken ten-year-old daughter, who’s about to meet her family for the first time. Sadly, it’s taken a terminal illness to bring Cathy back to her home town.

The elder generation of Rossetti women guards a thirty-year old secret with the power to rock Cathy’s world. Will her mother take their secret to her grave, or will her aunt break her punishing vow of silence?

Hayley hates secrets, so she’s sleuthing around Clarence Bay looking for her daddy. Is it her new BFF’s father or mayoral candidate Ryan Chisholm or Ryan’s handsome campaign manager?

Ryan has a secret, too. He’s still in love with Cathy, his high-school sweetheart. For a man running his election campaign on a platform of honesty, this could cause problems. Will dumping his popular fiancée cost him the election? And if Cathy still loves him after eleven years’ absence, she’s not telling.


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"Number 3 Made Of Sunflower" by kangshutters via Three appearances to report today!

My second time on the USA TODAY HAPPY EVER AFTER blog where I reveal my three favourite no-excuses-needed desserts! YUM!

Book of the Day at

Author interview with the lovely Jo-Ann Carson where I talk about the three people I’d spend the day with if I were Queen of the Universe.

What person, place, and thing do wish you had with you right now? 

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Five Star Review for ABOVE SCANDAL!

“I absolutely loved Above Scandal! For those of you that are wondering what small town life is like – just read this book (hah!). Seriously though. Having grown up in a small town myself, I can appreciate the skill that it takes to keep a secret…well…secret. And even if it’s the tiniest secret in the world, the gossip troupes have a way of figuring it out and turning it into the biggest talk of the town! So you can only imagine what happens when something big really does hit a small town.”    ~ Jessi

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Romance: great character connection and tension. A couple of steamy scenes.
Character development: *****
Plot progression: *****

See the complete review at The Book Cove

You Want It Hard, eh?

Joan and ASHard Copy, that is.  Or “printed matter” as Canada Post calls it. Whatever you call it, I have it.

My debut novel ABOVE SCANDAL is now available in print. Whee!

So why did I bother?

I’ve been told that the print version won’t sell many copies. Doesn’t matter. Some of my friends really want printed books, so I went to the trouble of doing it.

It’s a good thing the upload was free, because Word gave me a massive PITA to get everything formatted correctly. I can now call myself an expert on section breaks. Oh, joy.

The other reason I wanted print versions is to have something to SIGN.

Just like a “real” author.

Please, my e-pubbed friends, don’t make nasty in the comments. You know what I mean. Sit at a table, smile at a reader, chat with her, and sign my book.

Connect with my readers. Face to face, smile to smile.

In October this year, I’ll be presenting my workshop, Word Styles for Fiction Writers, at NJRW’s Put Your Heart in a Book Conference. Part of the conference is an open-to-the-public Literacy Book Fair and Author Signing. If you’re in the neighbourhood, come on in. Buy a book, get a smile, support literacy.

To celebrate the release, I’m giving away one free PRINT copy shipped to the winner’s real live mailbox via Amazon. Click on my Rafflecopter giveaway and sign up for my newsletter for your chance to WIN a print copy of ABOVE SCANDAL. Click on the other options for additional points to increase your chances.

Fingers, toes, and bra straps crossed for you!

© Joan Leacott, 2013
photo courtesy of Gina Grant