April News and Goodies

Hello Romance Readers,

I hope you are all enjoying springtime. The Twinadoes are quite anxious for me to open the pool, but it’s still a bit chilly for that. Usually around Mother’s Day is when we open swim season.

A quick announcemen for those who preordered a copy of His Rebellious Lass. Unfortunately, due to a production glitch, the release date has been moved back to July 8th. I hope you will enjoy Cam and Bridget’s love story when you get it.

In its place, on April 15th I released the final book in my Noble Heart series, For the Love of the Gentleman. Some of you might remember getting the notice last week.

Here is a short blurb:

Lady Prudence Sterling is finished with Society. After eight years of balls, routs, garden parties and carriage rides, she has determined there is no man for her and she will spend the rest of her life as a doting aunt to her many nieces and nephews. She will also pursue her art, a passion that has consumed her since girlhood.

A visit to the renowned Goddard and Reeves Art Gallery secures her an art show when Mr. Goddard praised her work. Thrilled to finally see her dream come true, the one thing keeping her from total happiness is the sharp-tongued Mr. Ashton Reeves who views her with contempt, and overly-polite formality.

Ashton Reeves, the unacknowledged bastard son of the Earl of Stanhope holds nothing but disdain for the haut ton after the way his mother had been treated by Stanhope. The last thing he wanted for his gallery was to showcase a Lady of Quality who would no doubt treat the entire event as a lark and quickly give up her art for marriage to a lofty lord.

Swords crossed and arrows aimed, the artist and the gallery owner must work together to have a successful show. ‘Twould not be a problem if the attraction between them would just cease…

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Twinadoes Talk

As much as I love spending time with the Twinadoes (for those who don’t know, they’re my four-year-old twin grandsons), I do find myself saying some very strange things when I’m with them. Here are a few Weird Words I uttered recently:

Stop jumping on the couch, and quit punching the lettuce.

No, if you dump that all in there it will take a long time to straighten it out.

Well, now that you've dumped it all in there, we have to straighten it out.

You put my phone where?

No, sweetheart, that's not a guitar, it's my keyboard, now climb out from under the table and give it to me.

Daddy took the little guys to the playground recently on a windy day to fly kites for the first time. They loved it (I think Daddy loved it more LOL).

What I'm Reading

Miss Charlotte Allston is unwittingly ensnared in a sinister web of traitors and spies when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome stranger on the beach. Fiercely determined to redeem his honor after a humiliating military defeat, the Earl of Beckport is living incognito, hunting a band of smugglers at the center of a French plot to invade England.

The enigmatic Miss Allston instantly becomes a person of interest to the earl...and not just in the smuggling case. Passion flares swift and hot between the two. But when her attempts to help with his secret mission only endanger it, he must question where her loyalty truly lies.

Stunned by the sudden revelation that the woman he is falling for is the daughter of a notorious smuggler, Beckport feels duty-bound to report her. But then Charlotte is captured by the very traitor he's after, forcing the earl to decide between redemption...and love.


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April's Recipe

This is a great recipe for weeknight dinners. Big flavor ready in just 15 minutes. Serve with a steamed veggie (asparagus is in season!) and crusty bread.

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 pound raw jumbo shrimp (21 to 25 count), shelled, tails left on
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons coarsely chopped chives
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


In a large skillet, heat olive oil and butter over medium-high heat.

Add garlic and red pepper; cook 1 minute. Add shrimp; cook 1 minute. Turn shrimp. Add wine and salt; cook 1 minute more.

Remove from heat; stir in chives and lemon juice. Serve in bowls with bread for soaking up liquid.

Just So You Know

Let me tell you about Callie's Reading Corner.

I would love to have you join my Readers Facebook Group. 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 build my ARC reader list. If you would like to join us for fun and games, click here .

Something Special!

Take a few minutes to complete this short reader survey about your book-buying habits and you'll automatically be entered to win a $25 Amazon Gift card. Click here to participate.

Congratulations to March's winner: Lavender P.

Happy Springtime!


Callie Hutton