River of Dreams Trilogy

-Sweet Historical Romance-

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Limited availability in hardcover.

Book One

Surrender, My Love

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Avalon Books 2002
Ebook-Blue Dandelion Press 2013

After her father's death leaves her family penniless and homeless, Alex Parker hopes to profit from her family's sole remaining possession, an aging steamboat called Amazing Grace. With the funds from this sale, she can buy back her family home. But she needs a captain and no one on the river wants to work for a woman. Needing help, she turns to Captain Matthew Kinkade, a man who wants the boat for himself, a man whose desperation drives him to agree to Alex's outrageous plan of marriage in name only.

The love Matt and Alex find aboard Amazing Grace is powerful, but is it strong enough to withstand her insecurities, his tragic past, and the violent acts of a man out to destroy them both?

Book Two

Secrets of the Heart

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Avalon Books 2003
Ebook-Blue Dandelion Press 2013

Shy, charming Lou Parker is keeping secrets. Secrets about who she truly is, her job, and what she desires from life. It's not until she falls for local Reverend John Hewitt that she realizes her secrets need to be shared...even though she risks losing him forever.

John Hewitt has secrets of his own, but none compared to the love he feels for Lou--until he discovers that Madame Angelique, a sultry, mysterious songstress his congregation considers "fallen," is actually Lou. John already has to deal with fickle churchgoers casting judgment on the Parker sisters for their riverboat "heathen" business without them wondering about his feelings for Lou.

When their fragile relationship is tested, with the revelation of their secrets, they must find the courage to overcome their past. Will they discover in time that true love can heal any wound?

Book Three

Hearts are Wild

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Avalon Books 2004
Ebook | Blue Dandelion Press 2013

Eager to raise enough money to fulfill her dream of raising horses, rebellious beauty Jack Parker knows just how to do it - by playing poker, of course. Through her skill with cards, her devil-may-care attitude, and her growing winnings, she's well on her way to buying her own horse farm.

Only one thing stands in her way: Cal McQue.

Jack lost her heart to the mysterious gambler once and is determined not to let it happen again. Especially when she discovers that there's a dangerous side to Cal. Now she must not only keep winning at cards, but learn as much as she can about this man who still holds her heart. As the time to play her hand draws closer - and as she slowly learns of Cal's true motivations - Jack must make the call.

Will she trust her wild heart or gamble away love forever?


The Cinderella Plan

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Blue Dandelion Press 2011

Three years ago, Prince Charming left town without his princess. Now he’s back to win her heart...if she’ll let him.

Big city lawyer Brady James has concocted The Cinderella Plan to win back the love of small-town librarian Hannah Spenser. Can they both overcome inner demons in time to see that beauty and worth come from deep within? Because it’s only then that they’ll find the happily ever after they’ve both dreamed about.

Short Stories

Sweet Dreams [A Short Story]

Blue Dandelion Press 2011 | $0.99

Second Chances

I joke about having split personalities with my writing, since I now have two names, but I realized something the other day. Heather Webber (so strange writing my name like that!) is officially an "indie" author now, while Heather Blake is still a "traditional" author.

In terms of publishing, I’m split right down the middle. I'm what is now referred to as a "hybrid" author.

True, Heather Webber still has books in print with traditional publishers (some of my Nina Quinn series and the first three Lucy Valentines), but everything new HW has put out has been indie published.

Indie publishing, or self-publishing, has been an interesting journey for me. The main reason I jumped into the indie water was because A Hoe Lot of Trouble, the first book in the Nina Quinn series went out of print. I kept getting emails asking how people could find it, etc. I acquired my rights back and off I leapt into indie pubbing.

And it’s been wonderful. It’s opened up the possibilities of continuing series that were impossible to move to other publishing houses (this is akin to a TV show being canceled and trying to move to another network—next to impossible). I’m able to continue writing the Nina Quinn books and the Lucy Valentine series.

In my experience, the biggest downfall with self-publishing is definitely in the editing process. Despite how many pairs of eyes have looked at the manuscript, and how much I’ve paid a professional editor, mistakes are made. BUT, thankfully, I have wonderful eagle-eyed readers who point out those flaws so I can fix them. I truly appreciate that because no one wants the best possible product more than I do. Thankfully, all ebooks can be updated and you, as the consumer, can delete the original and re-download the newest version from your device's library (you do not have to repurchase it). Just check your (Kindle, Nook, etc) account to see if there’s an updated version available. Simple.

So, even though I’m split down the middle, I’ve been incredibly lucky to have readers who follow me wherever this road takes me. Honestly, can’t do it without all of you! Group hug.