One Reckless Summer Finals in JABBIC and ARR Awards

Not one, but two new honors for One Reckless Summer! One Reckless Summer placed third in the Single Title/Mainstream category of Houston Bay Area RWA's Judge a Book By Its Cover contest. Check out all the category winners here.

The book has also finaled in the Australian Romance Readers Awards for Favourite Contemporary Romance, where it's in some very good company: Thanks to all Toni's readers down under!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Toni at her weddingOn Friday, Toni and a number of other romance authors were part of a Valentine's Day feature at Michelle Buonfiglio's Romance: B(u)y the Book, talking about their own real-life romances and sharing wedding pictures. Toni posted this picture from her own wedding, along with this favorite wedding story:

Funny wedding story (although it didn't seem funny at the time): Because I have a name more commonly given to a boy and Blair's name is more commonly a girl's name, the minister at our wedding got confused and said, "Toni, you may kiss the bride." I was aghast - it was MY WEDDING, after all, and this guy had just messed it up - and I screamed, "IT'S BLAIR!!!" And Blair said, "Just shut up and kiss me," and the whole church cracked up. So I have this fabulous picture of us kissing while our maid of honor and best man are standing on either side of us laughing.

Happy Valentine's Day! Hope everyone is spending it with a great romance or hero of her own!

Blair & Toni Blair & Toni: 20 years of romance!

First Look: Sugar Creek

We're thrilled to be able to offer readers an exclusive first look at the cover and blurb for Sugar Creek, Book 2 in the Destiny Series and the follow-up to One Reckless Summer. Sugar Creek: Destiny Book 2

Welcome to Destiny, Ohio—where two families have been at odds as long as anyone in town can remember.

Rachel Farris returned to her childhood home with one mission in mind: get Mike Romo out of her family’s apple orchard business and out of their lives. But hard-nosed and totally hot Mike, who happens to be the law in Destiny, is convinced the Farris clan stole the land from his family fifty years ago and he’s not backing down. Even when shapely trouble shows up in a pair of designer blue jeans. However, neither the hunky cop nor the sexy prodigal hometown girl can anticipate the electricity that heats things up whenever they’re together—adding new sizzle to an ongoing feud that’s raged for generations, and soon putting both their hearts at risk.

Sugar Creek releases June 8, 2010 and is available for pre-order now at: Amazon Barnes & Noble Borders