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Hey, friends, have you heard the latest news? I’ve splintered my personality into a third persona and am now writing romance under the pen name, Darby Davenport.

Don’t worry, I’ll still write all kinds of fun Young Adult and Children’s books, but my publisher and I thought it was important to keep these two brands separate, thus the new identity.

My first three novellas –The Loving Nature Trilogy–comes out this year, starting with Walk Away with Me on March 19. To help build an audience for this new endeavor, I’m offering free ARCs to anyone who wants one. Review copies will be ready next week, and I’m so excited to get my story out there to the world.

Walk Away with Me is one for lovers of dogs, nature, and–of course–romance. It packs a powerful punch at just 25,000 words in total length. Check out the synopsis below, and if you’re still interested, sign-up for a free ARC. All you have to do is tell me which format you’d like it in. If you want to also like my FB page and send a tweet or add Walk Away with Me on GoodReads, that’s just a nice bonus for me (but not required of you).

I’ll be posting more about my decision to write romance and how I’m balancing that with my YA/Kid Book career. For now, you can learn more by checking out my alias at or Thanks, guys!

Coming March 19, but you can read it as early as next week by signing-up for an Advance Review Copy!

What is Charlie Rockwell supposed to do when the sad Rottweiler’s eyes connect with hers through the TV screen and work their way straight into her heart? She adopts him without a second thought or the slightest knowledge how to take care of the large, needy dog with the traumatic past.

Ethan Porter is not happy when a savage Rottweiler picks a fight with his mild-mannered Golden Retriever at the dog park. But his anger quickly dissipates when tears begin to form behind the eyes of the dog’s beautiful owner’s €”eyes that are far too familiar for his liking. Disregarding his instincts, Ethan can’t deny her plea when she asks him to teach her the basics of dog ownership.

Can he ignore the fact that she bears a strong resemblance to his ex and finally learn to trust again? Will she find committing to both man and dog more exciting than the freedom of a single, unrestrained life?

A man with a painful past, a woman who fears commitment, and a dog with only one more chance at life. €”Together, can they find love?

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  1. Jennivie Wirries

    It is wonderful that you are doing this! I love supporting local talent and girl you are amazing! Best Wishes on your new endeavors.

    • Awww, thank you, Jennivie! Power to the Midwestern Book Girls!

  2. Hello thanks so much for the opportunity. I would love to sign up for an advanced copy.

    Mobi or PDF

    Thanks so much!

    Michelle Cornwell-Jordan

    • Awesome, Michelle! Make sure to sign-up via the Rafflecopter. That’s how I’m capturing everyone’s email addresses and eBook preferences!

  3. Wow! you sure are busy! I can’t wait to read it…Two of my favorite things…romance and pets! I hope I win one:)

  4. Welcome to romance writing! You’ll love it here. ;-)


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