February News and Goodies

Hello Romance Readers,

First of all, I want to thank those of you who made the release of Prisoners of Love: Miranda such a success! I hope when you are finished reading it, you will consider leaving an honest review. For those of you in Kindle Unlimited, you can read Miranda for free!

Well, here we are, a few days past Valentine’s Day, or as my daughter refers to it: SAD (Singles Awareness Day). Valentine’s Day is not something my husband and I ever made a big deal about, except when the kiddos were young and we gave them chocolate hearts. This year, my lovely daughter gave me a bouquet of flowers and her dad some chocolate. Of course, what matters most is the thought behind it!

Twinadoes Talk

As most of you know, I love spending time with the Twinadoes (for those who don’t know, they’re my four-year-old twin grandsons). They spent the night last Friday, and when they are around, I find myself saying things I never thought I would say. Here are a few "weird words' I uttered recently:

No wonder I can't find the lipstick mark on your shirt to clean it off. You switched kids on me, where's your brother?

You hid the dog where?

No, bouncing off the wall is not fun.

Of course he's crying. You bounced off the wall and landed on your brother's head.

Yes, that's what happens when you throw a cup of water up in the air while you're taking your bath. Everyone gets wet. Even Aunt Anna. Hand her that towel.

Here are the little darlings helping me bake in the kitchen.

What I'm Reading

Consumed with hatred, Captain Nicholas Randolf Barlow pledges revenge against Bristol’s gentry for the cruelty they inflicted on him and his friends when they were young orphans struggling to survive on the cruel city streets. Disguised as Nicholas Barlow, a ruthless, old businessman during the day, the Flintlock Brigand's leader at night, and Captain Randolf, in between, Nicholas works above suspicion to abscond with the gentry’s possessions and to legally ruin the constables who failed to show the orphans mercy when they needed it most.

For the past twelve years, Diana Fleming, daughter of one of Bristol's wealthiest gentry, lived a simple, yet happy life in a small abbey far away from the bustling city. Her father who was wracked with grief when her mother died, could not bear to be reminded of his loss, and sent his only daughter away to live in solitude. Diana, not willing to fade away quietly, finds comfort and purpose in tending the orphans of the abbey. When the small sanctuary is ordered to close, Diana returns to Bristol to beg her father for help with the raising of her ten orphan children, but instead discovers that her father died because of Nicholas Barlow. Now penniless and desperate, she's determined to destroy the man who murdered her father.

Nicholas's archenemy's daughter impresses him with her bartering skills and convinces him to rent her one of his homes. When he learns that she intends to raise a group of orphans on her own, his heart softens. As the Flintlock Brigand's leader he delivers much needed supplies to her at night. During the day, Captain Randolf helps her with the children. If she discovers that all three men are really the same man—the one she blames for her father's death—she will loath him for all eternity.

Can Nicholas forgo his vengeance and be truthful to Diana about his identity? Will Diana be able to forgive him, or will she hate him forever?

Read it on Amazon

February's Recipe

I hope you've escaped cold and flu season without any illness. If you aren't feeling great and need something packed with nutrition, try this recipe for a quick and easy homemade chicken noodle soup.

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion diced
2 large carrots diced
2 large celery ribs sliced
1 red pepper finely diced
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
pepper to taste
1 bay leaf
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
6 cups chicken broth
6 oz . egg noodles
1 cup broccoli florets
1 cup sliced white mushrooms
Handful baby spinach leaves (optional)
2-3 tablespoons fresh parsley (optional)


Heat olive oil in a pot over medium high heat.

Chop the onion and add to the pot. Continue adding veggies to the pot in order as you chop them except broccoli and spinach.

Cook until veggies is softened, about 5 minutes.

Stir in seasoning, broth and chicken. Bring to a boil, add noodles reduce heat to medium-high and cook until noodles are tender. Add in broccoli and spinach during the last 2 minutes of cooking.

Stir in parsley and remove bay leaf before serving.

Just So You Know

I'd love to hang out with you in my Readers Facebook Group, Callie's Reading Corner. There we share jokes, memes, funny stories and comments on life.

I run contests and post deleted scenes from books and extended epilogues for some of my books. You will also see family trees for my various series (and the names of all the children born of these loving couples), as well as posts to help me name characters. You’ll be the first to see new covers and hear about sales and new releases.

That is also where I post opportunities for my ARC reader list. If you would like to join us for fun and games and books, click here to join.

Something Special!

I want to know more about you! Take a few minutes to complete this short reader survey about what you like to read and you'll automatically be entered to win a $25 Amazon Gift card. Click here to participate.

Happy February! Stay safe and warm!


Callie Hutton