Monthly Archives: March 2014


Barbara_IndenturedHeart72dpi750x1200I am proud to announce the reissue of INDENTURED HEART, my American Colonial Romance. Now available in Kindle and Nook download formats.

She was a woman in a man’s business, shipbuilding, and someone didn’t want her to succeed.

Crippled in the carriage crash that killed her husband and betrayed by her solicitor and doctor, Megan McCall will trust no man to help her right the wrongs done to her.

But, the one person who can help her walk again is her newly acquired indentured servant…a convicted pirate…a man. Worse, Royce Devlin’s every touch reminds Megan of the passion she believes she will never know.

I made 2nd round of Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest

No Place Like Home, renamed Finding Home, has made the second round of judging in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. Next step is the quarter finals.

The reason I changed the cover and title on this book is to bring it in line with the overall look of the St. John Sibling Series.

No Place Like Home can be found in print with its old cover and title at

Finding Home is in digital format at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.




I decided it was time to give my St. John Sibling Series a cohesive cover look. No Place Like Home even got a new title, FINDING HOME, to give continuity to all the titles. Admittedly it was hard giving up the title No Place Like Home and the adorable cover that came with it. But I am so loving the new look for the St. John Sibling Series, thanks to Covers by Rogenna.


Barbara Raffin and Jane Toombs at the world’s largest eBook book signing at Barnes & Noble in Tampa, FL 2003


I lost one of my heroes earlier this month. Jane Toombs was far more than the one hundred plus books she published. She was more than one of the few established print authors to champion digital publishing at its inception. What she was above all was a mentor, encouraging and supporting new authors and readily sharing her vast knowledge of the business and craft of writing with all.

I had the privilege to have been invited into her home, a house she had built on a specially chosen plot of land overlooking Lake Superior. I am imagining Jane now walking the windy shores of that lake she loved so much, its waves crashing at her feet inspiring another paranormal, moody romance, or horror story from her.