A release-week giveaway is live at Just Contemporary Romance! Comment to win a copy, or just hop on over to read an embarrassing story about my attempt to speak Afrikaans in the Netherlands.
The sad news in Romancelandia today is that Samhain Publishing will finally be shutting its doors after 12 years. Although The Striker’s Chance released first, Secure Target – released by Samhain – was the first novel I completed and submitted after a six-year writing hiatus. I went on to publish five books with Samhain and as an author, couldn’t fault the outstanding editing, beautiful covers and awesome marketing support I received.
The Samhain site will go dark on the 28th February and their titles will begin disappearing from third-party retailers. There may be a big gap before I’m able to get these titles back up for sale, so if there are any backlist books you’ve been contemplating, now is the time to buy! That goes for any and all Samhain authors whose books you’ve ever enjoyed. Some have built their entire careers on Samhain’s foundations and will be much more greatly affected than me, and I know they’ll appreciate every last penny of support.
Onwards and upwards!
Hello faithful readers! I’m minutes away from signing off for the holidays – including a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Zimbabwe – but I have a late-breaking opportunity for you to up your festive game!
From 1 January my publisher will be giving away two print copies of CROSSING HEARTS via Goodreads, closing the 19th January. Start off 2017 right by entering here: http://bit.ly/2ilm2ux
Happy holidays to you and yours, and all the best for 2017!
Happy Friday! I used some pedi-induced mandatory downtime to finally set up my newsletter. Click here to subscribe for release news, behind-the-scenes material and generally intermittent and eccentric content.
Hello faithful readers! The new Atlanta Skyline soccer romance series is moving along apace, with the manuscript for book #2 in my editor’s inbox and the final proofread for book #1 underway. Book #1 – now titled Crossing Hearts – hits digital shelves on 21 March. In the meantime, though, here’s a super sexy cover to whet your appetite!
New to the U.S. soccer scene, not to mention the English language, compact yet explosive Chilean soccer legend Rio Vidal is driven to define a role on his new team, Atlanta Skyline. But he must also adapt to a new culture—and accept that he can’t do it alone. His beautiful interpreter, Eva, has been his voice, his refuge. But she is becoming so much more. If only he could convince her he isn’t like the other men she’s worked with, players on—and off—the field.
As a translator for pro athletes, Eva Torres is used to dealing with self-interested super stars. But Rio seems different, and she’s blindsided when he locks eyes with her across a church pew. By now, after weeks of close contact with the endearing athlete with whom she shares a language, her thoughts are far from holy. She must remind herself flirtation is probably just his default style. Plus, she’s the only one he can really talk to. But when his ambition threatens to derail his career—and their deepening connection—they’ll both have to lay their hearts on the center line.
Now available for pre-order at Amazon!
Hello faithful readers! Long time, no news… until now. After a post-baby hiatus (which I’m calling my extended writerly maternity leave), I am very pleased to announce I have signed a three-book deal with Kensington’s Lyrical Press!
I’m headed back to my roots with a soccer-themed trilogy, featuring the hard-running heroes of Atlanta Skyline, and of course the plucky heroines who tame them.
Atlanta Skyline #1 – tentatively titled Crossing Hearts – will release in March 2017, and is the story of Chilean winger Rio Vidal who has to cope with a new team, a new country, a new language, and attempt to resist the charms of his translator, Eva Torres.
Book #2 will follow in September 2017, and Book #3 releases in March 2018. But I’ll save the details on those stories for later. 🙂
One of these days I will get it together and launch my newsletter, which will include juicy pre-release tidbits from all of the above. For now, though, I’m so pleased to be back in the writer’s chair and finally have a valid excuse for
stalking surfing shirtless photos on football players’ Instagrams.