Release Date announced for New Book

Bake Wars, a romantic suspense by D.M. Tregaskis is coming on September 9th, 2024. (Pre-orders for the ebook are available here.) If you’re one to read the back of the book cover, (I’m not because I prefer to be surprised!) read on!

Frisking is an interesting way to start a relationship. So is bonding over grief. Mix in an Italian mob, a hijacked ransom note, and two competing bakeries and you’ve got a war, a Bake War.

Former thief Bridge O’Niall needs to wipe her ledger clean. A new identity plus a fresh start are the perfect ingredients to create a guilt-free do-over.

FBI Agent Cowen Amaratti needs a change of profession, one where he doesn’t have to shoot anyone ever again. When the two meet, their lives are too incompatible, oil and water. But everything changes when they both move to the same tiny town to live their dreams as bakers.

Pilpil Bay, Oregon is hardly big enough to support one bakery, let alone two, so Bridge and Cowen duel in a bake-off. But competition isn’t healthy for a budding relationship, neither are ghosts from their past that endanger everyone. The only way to keep their friends and families safe is to do the things they’d vowed never to do again—steal and kill.

Book News

I’m excited to announce Bake Wars has been submitted for copy edits. This dark romantic suspense will be here before you know it. Details including release date and images to come.

Did you see that The Lonely Mortician is now on Audiobook? And it’s still free on Kindle Unlimited.

In other news, I’m almost ready for beta readers for Lies in Color, a YA psychological thriller—yes, I’ve been working on two books at once, so things have been a bit crazy! But maybe make that three because I’ve got the beginning pages of another romance in the works, (maybe this one will be lighter and not so dark, but no guarantees).

Happy reading



Current Projects

These are high-concept overviews of the |TWO| books I’m currently working on. The YA has some full requests (SQUEE!), and I’m polishing it up before submitting, and the other is a romantic suspense set to release this summer.

For the record, I’m awful at these (the YA blurb is too vague, I know), and I might destroy and rewrite them both.

*And just so you know, my books are clean so pay attention to the words–they find love, not *make* love. 😂

Amazon Best Sellers Rank

Say, what? I never expected to be under a thousand in any romance category (the competition is fierce!), and this is just presales (last Friday around noon).

You guys! You’re all soooo awesome! Thank you for supporting me.💙💙💙

Why D.M. Tregaskis?


There are several reasons. One, I actually don’t like my name, but that’s a story for another day.

The main reason, though, revolves around my motives. I’ve been working furiously for the last nine years to become an author that people actually want to follow with books that can change readers’ lives. I want to give you a needed break from reality but also help you gain a greater sense of purpose, develop more sympathy for others, and have an increased positive outlook on humanity. (Maybe I’m there, maybe I’m not).

With this goal, there’s a chance of success. And there’s a slim chance of fame. (I’m using this word very loosely). Fame and fortune don’t motivate me. I don’t want them at all. If I could just write and not do any social media/marketing and my books would sell so I could contribute some financially to my family and no one had any clue who I was, I would embalm that option and bury it at my feet (get it…I wrote a book about a mortician…).

But being a hermit isn’t realistic or feasible. And honestly, I want to use this opportunity as an author as a means to help people. I want to build others up. I want to do good in this world. I just don’t want it to necessarily be tied to my real name so I can still have some anonymity in case my author name becomes a household name.

Writing lots and changing the world one reader at a time = good (in my book).

Being oohed and ahhed over = not good.


eBook Pre-orders are now Available

Pre-orders are now available for the ebook of The Lonely Mortician on Amazon (link & details below)

(It will be available on the 24th of November)


Amazon paperback & hardcover, available November 24th (that’s Black Friday) – You can have me sign whenever.

OR purchase a paperback or hardcover through me at one of my launch parties or in person and I will sign it (if you want). ***Fill out this form if you want me to have a copy ready for you

I can also mail you a signed copy (Book price + mailing package + shipping–This option might get you a copy faster than Amazon…I’m still working out the details).***Fill out this form if you want me to mail you a book:

Are you as excited as I am?

*I do want to mention that The Lonely Mortician will be available for FREE with Kindle Unlimited for 90 days, so if you have a membership, don’t buy the ebook and then curse my name. You’re welcome for my honest upfrontedness (do you like my new word?).

Launch Parties

Mark your calendars for TWO launch parties:


at the Spanish Fork Library, Wonderland room.

(Book purchase & signing)

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1ST: 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

at the Historical Joseph H. Frisby home, 209 North 400 West, Provo. (Reception with finger foods—some cinnamon flavored of course— and books available for purchase and signing. Perfect for date night.)