Here’s the cover for THE TWISTED ROAD TO YOU, #4 in the Perfect, Indiana~ Love from the Heartland series, which is also up for preorder, just click on the title and it will take you to the amazon landing page. I added a bit of suspense to this one, and I’m really looking forward to hearing what all of you think. Happy Reading!


Struggling with both PTSD and the trauma of his ex-wife’s infidelity, retired Marine Wesley Holt seeks a simple civilian life. His favorite waitress at the Perfect Diner secretly stirs his heart. Yet Wes—scarred by betrayal and racked by guilt over his fallen comrades in Afghanistan—stays quiet, convinced he can never love again…or be loved.

Waitress and single mother Carlie Stewart hides fear behind her smile. Her ex-husband has escaped from prison and wants their son—and revenge. When the fugitive arrives to wreak havoc, Wes insists Carlie and her son stay with him for protection. Finally daring to let her guard down, Carlie divulges her dark past to Wes, and to her surprise, Wes appreciates her strengths and longs to trust her with his tattered heart. The safer they feel with each other, the more trust and passion grow. But can they overcome the demons in their pasts—and the heartbreak they’ve carried into the present—to build a lasting future together?



Say, if any of you are planning to attend RWA’s Literacy fund raiser book signing on July 22nd, I’ll be there! Plus, a group of us from the midwest are putting on a scavenger hunt during RWA’s literacy signing. Gather all six of our signatures, (have the last signer cut off your entry form, so you can keep the autographs) and you will be entered into a drawing to win one of two gift certificates of choice, the grand prize is $100, and the 2nd prize is $50. We’ll be sitting in alphabetical order, so it shouldn’t be hard to find us. Hope to see you there!

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There are two giveaways going on right now. One at goodreads:

My generous publisher is giving away 20 paperback copies of my Feb. 3 release, THE HIGHLANDER’S FOLLY, book #3 in the Novels of Loch Moigh series over at Goodreads. Time travel/historical romance with a touch of mystery, faerie magic, action and adventure. The drawing is open until 2/3!

And one over on my website where I’m giving way two audiobooks to two lucky readers: THE HIGHLANDER’S BARGAIN, and A CHANGE OF HEART. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment with contact info.

This is to celebrate my upcoming release: THE HIGHLANDER’S FOLLY, book #3 in the Novels of Loch Moigh series:

Highlander's Folly Front Cover.



As the release date for THE HIGHLANDER’S FOLLY approaches, (Feb. 3) things are amping up! TRUE TO THE HIGHLANDER and THE HIGHLANDER’S BARGAIN are both on sale for $1.99 each in Kindle format until January 25th. If you already have them, tell a friend or three. (Click on titles to land on the amazon page.)

My generous publisher, Montlake Romance, is giving away 20 paperback copies of THE HIGHLANDER’S FOLLY over at GoodReads. Here’s the link to enter the giveaway:  GOODREADS GIVEAWAY

Any UK readers from across the pond here? FAR FROM PERFECT and A CHANGE OF HEART are both on sale at for a measly £1.00 each! I’m not sure how long the sale lasts, but I believe it’s for the entire month of January.

Don’t forget I’m signing/selling THE HIGHLANDER’S FOLLY at the Barnes & Noble at Har Mar Mall on February 7th from 2:00 – 4:00! See upcoming appearances on my website for details! I hope to see you there.

The 4th LOVE FROM THE HEARTLAND/Perfect, Indiana book has a release date!  THE LAST TO KNOW will be out October 20th, 2015. This is Wesley Holt and Carlie Stewart’s story, and I’m really liking these two characters.

Last, but not least, I’ve signed a new three book deal with Montlake Publishing. There will be a 4th Loch Moigh novel! (Hot 15th century Scottish Highlanders, and the modern day lasses who love them) This will be Sky Elizabeth’s story. Next, I’ll be starting a brand new contemporary romantic comedy series called: THE HANEY BROTHERS. I’m very excited to begin this new series!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season, and I wish you all a very happy New Year! As always, HAPPY READING!


Barbara Longley



Kindle Love Stories is featuring THE HIGHLANDER’S BARGAIN, and it just went live today. There’s an excerpt. I have to tell you though, the narrator mispronounced the hero’s name. It’s not Robe Lee, it’s Rob Lee/Robley, a derivative of Robert. Easy mistake to make, but when you read the story, I want you to think: Rob Lee. It is perfect on the audible version of the book, though. Anyway, here’s the link. Come take a listen:




Lots of stuff going on in the next few weeks! First, FAR FROM PERFECT is being released in Germany on the 24th of June. Here’s a picture of the German cover. I think it’s lovely. I can’t read a lick of German, though!



Next, on July 8th, book #2 in the Loch Moigh Time Travel/Historical romance trilogy is being released! For those of you who read TRUE TO THE HIGHLANDER, book #1, THE HIGHLANDER’S BARGAIN is Robley’s story. For an excerpt, you can go to the book page for the title, and part of chapter 1 is posted. Here’s the cover for THE HIGHLANDER’S BARGAIN:

The Highlander's Bargain

The Highlander’s Bargain


On another note, THE DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES recently received a merit award in the Virginia Romance Writer’s HOLT Medallion, and A CHANGE OF HEART received a 5 star/TOP PICK Review at Night Owl Reviews. Also, The HIGHLANDER’S BARGAIN also received a lovely 4 star review in the August edition of RT!

I’m just about to hand in book #3 in the Loch Moigh series to my editor, and then I will begin writing book #4 in the Perfect, Indiana series.

As always, happy reading!



My generous publisher, MONTLAKE ROMANCE, is giving away twenty copies of:

THE HIGHLANDER’S BARGAIN over at Goodreads! Click on the link below to enter. Just scroll down a little, and you’ll see the “Enter to Win” button. The drawing is open until July 8th, which is the day the book is being released. Best of luck!


This is book #2 in the Loch Moigh trilogy, a time travel/historical romance full of action, adventure, faerie drama and romance! ENJOY!



IF YOU OR YOURS OWN A SAMSUNG smartphone or tablet, download the “Kindle Reading for Samsung App” and you can pick up FREE books during the month of MAY! This deal includes FAR FROM PERFECT, Book #1 in the award winning Perfect, Indiana series: 

Noah Langford narrowly survived the roadside bombing in Iraq that killed five of his men and took his leg, leaving him haunted by flashbacks and riddled with guilt. When his stepbrother Matt dies in a car accident, the loss feels like the final blow to Noah’s shattered soul. But then he learns about the girlfriend and baby Matt abandoned years earlier, and suddenly Noah has a new mission…


Ceejay Lovejoy was nineteen and pregnant when her boyfriend walked out, disappearing from her life just like her parents did. Since that day, Ceejay has devoted herself to giving her daughter a better life, avoiding any man who could threaten that security—until the day Noah Langford shows up on her doorstep. His gentle spirit has an unexpected effect on Ceejay’s guarded heart, tempting her to take one last chance on love. But when a painful secret comes to light, it threatens to break the fragile bond growing between them…and to destroy a love powerful enough to heal them both.