Friday, April 24, 2020

Dogs Have Sniffed Their Way Into My Books


No surprise most of my books feature dogs
(and other animals!).

The first book I wrote, The Rock Star, 
featured a Border Collie mix inspired by 
my own dog of the same breed. 

Buy digital formats of
The Rock Star 

The second book of this trilogy, The Bodyguard,
featured "a dog. Perhaps crossed with a shaggy, blond bear."
Ironically, a dog matching this description
showed up at the humane society where I worked--
after that book was written.

Buy digital formats of
The Bodyguard 

The Leader of the Band, the third book of the Rock'n'Romance
trilogy featured a cat--but one with a distinct personality as well...

The cat raced out of the room and back down the stairs. 
Lauren found it sitting in the kitchen. 
The cat glanced at Lauren, then stared pointedly at the cabinet.
"You charge uninvited into my house and expect me to feed you?"
The cat meowed plaintively without moving its gaze from the cabinet.
A good look at the cat swayed Lauren’s decision. 
Its coat was a dull orange and ratty-looking, 
with tufts of fur gone in places. 
One ear was jagged on top, as if a foe 
had chewed off part of it in a fight.

Of course, as our hero and heroine transform their lives,
the cat also transforms...

The cat was no longer the mangy critter 
that had shown up at the Victorian house a few weeks ago. 
Its fur had grown in thickly and 
its belly had become slightly rounded. 

Buy digital formats of
The Leader of the Band 

All three books are available in a boxed set
buy each book separately:

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Fur against my face...

(continued from last week)
Fur against my face and 
the soft smell of a dog 
curled protectively around me
 existed before my first memories of this life.

Mom used to tell stories of me as a toddler, sleeping with my head pillowed on our Collie’s belly; of my brave furry protector forcing an uncle back into his car because I was outside without a parent. Never mind we lived out in the country where only relatives or nearby neighbors came to visit. Tippy took his duties seriously, and executed them well. For ten years, he was a companion, a pillow, and a protector.

Though I didn’t realize it at the time, Tippy was the beginning of my life-long love of dogs, and set the standard for all the furbabies who would be part of my journey.
(copyright Genie Gabriel from I Want to Have the Heart of a Dog)

My Collie Chronicles series was inspired
by the Collies who have guided my life.
The first two books of this series
are available in digital formats or print,
with a third book being written.
Print books: 
More Than Just a Dog (book 1) $5.49
More Than a Star Traveler (book 2) $6.49

You can read excerpts of book 1 and book 2
on my web site:

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Twelve years ago in April, 
came into being.

Currently, I live with eight dogs
(and sometimes ten!) who have rescued me.
It is our dream to move to acreage.
But for now, we live, love and heal
in a doggie sanctuary in the city. 

This book tells the beginning of our journey.
ebook only 99 cents!

You can read an excerpt here.

Friday, March 6, 2020

A Touch of Blarney Giveaway!

Like sweet romance? Fantasy? St. Patrick's Day?
Here's an anthology with all three! 
The Rogue's Angels (a heavenly quartet of writers to which I belong) are giving away five digital copies of A TOUCH OF BLARNEY: An Anthology of St. Patrick's Day Stories. (Previously published as A St. Patrick's Day Tale.) This anthology includes my novella, St. Batzy & the Time Machine. (Click here to read an excerpt.)
Just leave a comment at the Rogue's Angels blog for a chance to win. (Don't forget to leave your name and email address so we can contact you if you are a winner.)

Tumble through time… 
…to Ireland in 1817, when tensions are high between Protestants and Catholics, and fae people guide the fate of villagers. A lovely Catholic lass stumbles upon the weekly ritual fisticuffing between Irish lads. She falls into the lap of a handsome young Protestant. Family ties, grudges, and two conniving faeries threaten their budding love. But the faeries outsmart themselves when they hijack a time machine that has mysteriously appeared in their forest and are whisked to…
…Eugene, Oregon in the 20th century, amid a property feud between the local faeries and night elves. The conniving faeries from Olde Ireland try to stir up more mischief. However, a warrior gnome convinces the magic folk to control their own destiny, and forces the intruding faeries to take refuge in the time machine again, spinning their way toward…
…A modern day castle in western Oregon. An eccentric inventor is determined to reclaim his wayward time machine and save his beloved wife from her latest misadventure. If only they can travel safely past the black hole…


Monday, March 2, 2020

Last Day to Enter--ebooks for Pet Lovers!

I've joined with 15 other authors
to give YOU a chance to win
free ebooks PET LOVERS will enjoy!

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Thursday, February 27, 2020


Print version available for $6.49

The Collie Chronicles series 
was inspired by the beloved Collies 
who have guided and supported me 
throughout this lifetime. 

Read an excerpt of MORE THAN A STAR TRAVELER at

Tuesday, February 25, 2020


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to give YOU a chance to win
free ebooks PET LOVERS will enjoy!

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Like Romance with Suspense?

"If you are looking for a series that keeps you on the edge, wondering what will happen next, wondering how an author created a jaw-dropping, heart-stopping book...then look no further. Genie Gabriel has created that with this series."

Welcome to Halo, Oregon
A small town held hostage by decades of secrets.

An unexpected story of love...
A rogue Irish cop looking for justice 
finds a family and a reason to live, 
but is targeted to die.

...becomes Bernie's Legacy
Who's a friend? Who's an enemy?
Join the woman who became Bernie's courageous life partner 
and the eight adopted kids who follow in his footsteps 
as they uncover secrets of the past.

Print versions also available

Read excerpts at:

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Thursday, February 6, 2020

What do you mean we're married?

Print book available for $4.99

They thought they were only posing for a brochure. 
But seems those Old West laws had never been repealed...

The story of a strong man and woman 
who learn to rely on each other 
to save a baby sold on the black market, 
and decide to give their unintended marriage
 a chance to grow in love.

Read an excerpt at:

Thursday, January 30, 2020

New cover: Stories from the Heart!

Anthology of three novellas
ebook just 99 cents for a limited time!

Or purchase as stand-alone novella:
ebook just 99 cents! BUY NOW!
Print version also available for $3.99

Visit my web site:
to see all my books
and read excerpts.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Friday, January 17, 2020


Well, I met my goal of having a quiet holiday season. It was nice to mostly hang out at home with my doggie herd.

Now my thoughts have turned to the year ahead with the stars and planets aligning (according to astrologers) for a positive, bargain-filled year ahead. 

OK, bargain-filled is my idea of a good year. I love a bargain and want to share with you that the digital versions of my books are all 99 cents. Print books are also available at modest prices. You can check out my books here

These books include I Want to Have the Heart of a Dog, an intriguingly different look at one woman's recovery from several lifetimes of abuse–guided by dogs whose hearts contain the simple and miraculous knowledge of the Universe.

Also available in print
Read an excerpt at