Latest News

January Contest: Congratulations to Florence N., who won a copy of Beneath the Surface, and Crystal H., who won a copy of The Seafaring Women of the Vera B. Everyone can sign up on the left sidebar for the current month’s drawing. Please be sure to leave a name and your email address; entries using numbers instead of names will be rejected. US addresses only.

  • The authors of the My Heart Belongs series are holding a special online event Feb. 12-16. You can win books and chat with the authors.
  • Fort Point will be just .99 on Kindle Feb. 9!
  • Maine Justice! Books 1 to 6 in the new series, The Priority Unit,  Fort Point, Found Art, Heartbreaker Hero, The House Next Door  and The Labor Day Challenge are now available on Kindle and in paperback. See the Romantic Suspense tab for more information. A large print hardcover is out for The Priority Unit, and Fort Point will soon follow. Book 7 is now underway.
  • You can sign up for my periodic newsletter, on the left, above the contest sign-up. It will come to you by email.
  • The email contact form on the “Contact Susan” tab does work, though it may tell you it doesn’t. These messages usually get through to me even when it says they don’t. We’re trying to fix it, but so far it’s still being naughty.


New and Noteworthy Books


The Maine Justice Series is here!

Released Dec. 1: Book 6, The Labor Day Challenge


Book 6, The Labor Day Challenge

The Priority Unit represents the city in a friendly rivalry with Bangor, but the men offer to forfeit the competition when a colleague turns up dead in their mock crime scene.

Order on Kindle






Book 5, The House Next Door

As Jennifer’s due date approaches, Harvey decides to invest in real estate, unaware of the terror this will cause his family. A hidden cupboard isn’t so bad—in fact, it’s almost fun to try to solve the little mystery inside it. But will any of their loved ones want to live next door after they learn what’s in the basement?

Order on Kindle

In paperback





Book 4, Heartbreaker Hero: Eddie’s Story

Do you love Eddie as much as the women of Portland, Maine do? A dead man is found in Chief Mike Browning’s back yard, and it’s up to the Priority Unit to find out what brought him there and protect the chief. Meanwhile, Eddie rescues a toddler, and an old girlfriend starts tabulating how many women have cried over him. Find out what happens when Eddie goes viral.

Order on Kindle

Print book now available.



Book 3, Found Art

Harvey and Jennifer become fine art aficionados to help solve Harvey’s case concerning a ring of art thieves. The Larsons settle into their idyllic home life, but things take a terrifying turn when they dig too deep. Meanwhile, Jennifer’s sister Abby comes to stay, and Harvey finds himself sorting out her suitors. Should he lift his ban on Eddie when it comes to dating his sisters-in-law? Worst of all, can Harvey put aside his longing for vengeance when Jennifer’s old boyfriend crosses his radar?

E-book on Kindle

Paperback now available!

The Large Print edition is coming soon!


Book 2, Fort Point

An ill-fated class reunion at Fort Point. . .
Maine’s most famous author is murdered the night after the reunion. A classmate turns up dead a few days later. What does a cold case burglary have to do with the deaths? And did a third classmate really commit suicide?
The Priority Unit solves its most challenging case, relying on wits, hard work, and faith. Meanwhile, Jennifer Wainthrop plans her wedding but manages to hand the detectives some important clues.
Detective Harvey Larson is offered a job he doesn’t want, until he learns the police chief has had a tragic accident. Captain Mike Browning is on vacation in Maine’s far north, and proves to be a difficult man to track down.

E-book now available

Paperback now available

The Large print edition is coming soon!

Read more on the Romantic Suspense/Maine Justice Series Tab.   Large Print coming soon.


Available now from Tea Tin Press:

Book 1, The Priority Unit

Police detective Harvey Larson and a beautiful young software designer, Jennifer Wainthrop, are determined to find out what happened to Jennifer’s missing coworker. After the on-duty death of his partner and ultimate rejection from his ex-wife, is Harvey ready to start a new phase of his life? Despite the bullets and bombs that follow Harvey around, can Jennifer learn to trust him enough to be part of it?

Read more on the series page, under the Romantic Suspense tab: Maine Justice Series
Order the Paperback
Kindle verision

NOW in LARGE print from Center Point!



Pre-order now:

Seven Brides for Seven Texas Rangers


If you liked Seven Brides for Seven Texans, you’ll love this continuation of adventures in the Lone Star State!

Preorder now:

On Kindle

Paperback from Amazon

From Barnes & Noble

From Christian Book

The Captive Brides Collection

From Barbour Publishing, nine historical stories of women in various forms of captivity.

Read Susan’s novella, The Suspect Bride, where Verity Ames is accused of murder, and must rely on frontier lawyer Jack Whitwell to set the record straight.

Order paperback or Kindle from Amazon

Order paperback or Nook Book from Barnes & Noble.

And in stores near you!


Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands is now available!

From Barbour Publishing, seven new novellas set in historical Kansas.

Read Susan’s The Kidnapped Groom, where two boys decide it’s time they had a new dad.

On Barnes & Noble and Nook

On Amazon

And in stores near you!



Tearoom Mysteries

Cozies from Guideposts!

Book 1 Tearoom for Two
Cousins Jan and Elaine buy an old house beside a lake and open a tearoom together.
Mysteries are an unexpected bonus! Who is the mysterious woman who claims she used to live in their house?

Book 9 Trouble Brewing
Someone has stolen the church’s historic letter from General Henry Knox.

Book 13 Steeped in Secrets–now available!
Sylvia’s Closet is robbed! Who took the vintage jewelry from Jan and Elaine’s friend?

Book 19, Beneath the Surface–Jan’s twin grandsons spot a monster in the lake!

Susan is also writing book 25, Tea and Promises, in this series.





Other Books of Interest


My Heart Belongs in the Superstition Mountains
New from Barbour Publishing!

A girl lives a lie orchestrated by her uncle, but when she matures, how long can she accept a life of fraud?

Read more on the Historicals 2017 tab.

Order the paperback from Amazon        From Christianbook          From Barnes & Noble
Order the E-book
Order the large print hardcover




Echo Canyon
New Historical Romance
From Tea Tin Press
Iris’s impending wedding to a man she despises leads her to thoughts of escape.
Buy on Kindle or read free on Kindle Unlimited.  Paperback from Amazon.
Paperback from Barnes & Noble.




The Saboteur
Contemporary Romantic Suspense
From Tea Tin Press
Someone is trying to sabotage the entire Rushton Detectives’ Unit.
Buy on Kindle or free on Kindle Unlimited.  Paperback now available from Amazon!
And from Barnes & Noble!





Seven Brides for Seven Texans!
New from Barbour Publishing
Meet the 7 Hart brothers and struggle with them after their father gives an ultimatum.
Susan’s novella “For Love or Money” is just one of the seven fun romances.
More on the Historicals page.
Buy from Amazon

Buy from Barnes & Noble


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River Rest

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New from Tea Tin Press!

This story, inspired by Susan’s family and an old diary, tells of life in rural Maine at the end of World War I.
River Rest was named winner of the Clash of the Titles competition July 28, 2o16!
Read more on the Historicals page.

Paperback is now here from Amazon and Barnes & Noble! Buy now for Kindle. Read free on Kindle Unlimited.

SeafaringWomenFrontFinal The Seafaring Women of the Vera B. 1854 Australia:  The captain is dead, and the crew has deserted, but the captain’s staunch widow believes there are always options. Co-authored by Susan and her son, James S. Davis, this adventure will take you away to a distant time and place. Order now from KindlePaperback is now available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble! Read more on the Historicals page.  You can also read it FREE on Kindle Unlimited!