Hello! It has been a long 4+ years since my last post. An even longer 4+ years since I’ve had a new release.
2015 was a difficult year. Life threw a couple of major curveballs at me and I struck out. (An ironic analogy, since my last release before I disappeared from writing life had a baseball theme.) But I’m off the bench and I’ve been working on my swing, getting back into condition to rejoin the author roster.
I’m twelve scenes away from the end of an OW/YM (older woman/younger man) romance that still doesn’t have a title, but promises to turn up the heat wherever you’re reading it while also making you chuckle and tug on your heartstrings a little. This couple has a few curveballs of their own to deal with before finding their happily ever after. But I promise they will. And so will I.
Sam & Leigh’s love story is book 2 in the Very Personal Training series. Though you meet the hero as a secondary character in Body of Work, the new book completely stands alone.
I’m super excited to share it with you! For now, how about a totally unofficial, unedited, subject-to-change blurb, just to give you a taste of the story ahead?
When personal trainer Sam bumps into his favorite former client, their chemistry reignites instantly. Leigh is everything he pictured in his “sometime down the road” woman. Sexy, funny, independent, mature—in more ways than one. He never cared about their age gap, he just wasn’t ready to get serious before. He’s ready now. But when his prior playboy ways come back to bite him in the ass, it’ll take more than sizzling sex and charm to convince Leigh to stick around.
Leigh’s life is humming along according to plan. Her custom bakery is thriving. Her daughter is a well-adjusted ten-year-old. Romance is the one area that’s lacking. Completely. Until the universe fulfills her request for some hot lovin’ and puts Sam in her path—for a second time. Sam gives her exactly what she was missing, and more. Maybe more than her well-structured life plan can handle…
Sound good? Are you as pumped to read it as I am to release it? I hope so!
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TASTE ME is a collection of twenty-seven sexy scenes from the hottest releases of 2015, both newly released and coming soon. This all-star lineup of bestselling authors includes…
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Download TASTE ME now for a sneak peek of Hold Me, the highly anticipated third book in the dark romance Twist Me series from Anna Zaires. Push your boundaries with a twisty scene from Tight by Alessandre Torre, one of the blockbuster books of the year. Sink your teeth into an alpha rocker bad boy in the not-yet-released Second Chance with a Rock Star from Shari Slade and Amber Lin.
And read a super-sexy scene from my upcoming release, STEALING HOME…
This week’s Sunday snippet from CUP OF SUGAR follows hot (and I do mean hot) on the heels of last week’s excerpt. Neighbors who’ve found themselves on a spontaneous New Year’s Eve road trip, Conn and Nia have been forced to spend the night together in a motel room that has only one bed…
She shifted her appraisal from the loveseat in question to Conn, currently bent at the waist, untying his boots. His t-shirt stretched across broad shoulders, the light-gray fabric molding to his body, showcasing every muscular lump and bump of his back before it gave way to a strip of skin above the waist of his jeans. Jeans that went on for days because his legs were so damn long.
“You’re too big, you’ll never fit.”
His boot thudded to the floor and he straightened. Returned to full height, he looked down at her with unadulterated mischief. “Have some faith, sweetheart.”
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Cup of Sugar
Nia has one rule—don’t date neighbors. Simple, except the guy next door is single, handsome, and not inclined to close his blinds while naked. When her car dies, Conn takes “being neighborly” to a new level by offering a ride to her long-distance destination. Nia has resisted his looks and charm for months. Surely she can handle a few hours in his truck…
For months, Conn has blatantly put himself on display, hoping his pretty blonde neighbor would tire of secretly watching and come knock on his door for a cup of sugar—or more. No such luck—until an unusual opportunity arises. After a six-hour drive turns into a sweet-and-sexy weekend, Conn wants more than neighborly status with Nia. To get it, he must convince her to break the rule protecting her heart—by putting his on the line.
Happy New Year! I’m excited for 2015, are you? I have lots planned to keep me busy in the writing department this year. First up, finishing CHERRY ON TOP for its release March 5th.
CHERRY ON TOP is Book 3 in the Close to Home series. The books are linked and characters overlap, but each story can be read as a standalone.
And here’s a snippet from page one, when Lindsay meets Ben for the first time, at a rehearsal for her brother’s wedding — in the church where Ben is pastor…
Want to participate in the cover reveal January 21st, or the release week events in March?
Lindsay could write the book on falling in love—with the wrong guy. From bad boys to a married man, she’s made one bad choice after another, gravitating toward men destined to hurt her. Except at her brother’s wedding. This time, she’s drawn to a good guy—the pastor. Ben is handsome, single, and definitely interested. But with her past mistakes, maybe Ben is too good…
After two tours in the Middle East, Ben returned home needing peace and purpose. He found it as pastor of a laid-back, small-town church. There’s just one thing missing from his life—love. In a community of a couple thousand, his options are limited. Until Lindsay comes to town for a wedding. Sparks fly between them, but she’s skittish. If Ben wants her to stay, he’ll have to convince her that he’s more than a man of God—he’s the right man for her.
Today I’m helping reveal the pretty new cover for my friend Tina Christopher’s upcoming release, DIRIGIBLES ARE FOREVER. Isn’t it awesome?
Dirigibles Are Forever is a super-sexy Christmas novella set in an alternative Victorian London, filled with adventure, secrets and fun. Available December 9th from Loose-Id.
Working as an Aether Traffic Controller saved Holly Acklin after the death of her husband, but now she wants more—including a night of uninhibited passion with Jack Smith, whose very presence has kept her body tingling for months.
Special Agent Jack Smith kept his identity a secret when he came to the London Royal Port Authority with one assignment, one he cannot fail. It holds him back from following his attraction to Holly. But on the eve he must complete the mission, Holly asks for one night with no rules or boundaries, and his control snaps.
When London experiences an unexpectedly white Christmas, all dirigible traffic is grounded, leaving Holly and Jack free to act upon their stormy passions. Holly finds her determination to stay emotion-free crumbling unaware Jack is experiencing the same need. Each lover wishes for more, but fears it can’t be. Instead they focus their desires in mind-blowing passion.
But when Holly discovers that Jack isn’t who he claimed to be, everything is thrown into turmoil. Can she trust the man she thought she knew?
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I wish I was one of those organized writers with carefully plotted schedules and plans that they stick to. Maybe one day. (Those who know me best are now rolling with laughter.) But since I’m not that kind of writer, I decided to work like a maniac and finish up a holiday story now, so you can enjoy some sexy Christmas fun with Brinn & Davis this fall. 🙂
Coming Soon to heat up your e-readers… GIFT WRAPPED
And for some extra fun, here’s an (unedited) excerpt:
Look what arrived today… paperback copies of ICING ON THE CAKE and I have to tell you, they’re sooo pretty! And hot! 😉
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One of the fun & exciting parts of a book release is the cover reveal. So, without further delay, here’s the cover for my upcoming release, ICING ON THE CAKE.
Thank you to all the bloggers helping me show off the new cover today! 🙂