Rogue Nights

Hello faithful readers! I am beyond delighted to share that I’ll have a story in the next volume of the Rogue anthologies! ROGUE NIGHTS is now available for pre-order ahead of its 8 November release, and the tales of romance and resistance packed within these pages are stirring and super sexy!

My story, “Parking Lot Cowboy,” is about a strong, silent-type cowboy (who literally wears a cowboy hat and almost never speaks) and an epidemiologist who meet when they both escort at a family-planning clinic in Topeka. Much of the inspiration for this story hearkens back to growing up in Kansas, surrounded by at-times astonishingly radical ideologies, and having to learn to live alongside people whose opinions differ wildly to mine, but also occasionally being taken by surprise by the most delightfully unexpected allies.

If you like a little resistance in your romance, I heartily recommend picking this one up. And the pre-order price is only $0.99 sense so really, what’re you waiting for?

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Hearts in Extra Time

I’m pleased to announce that HEARTS IN EXTRA TIME – Atlanta Skyline #3.5 – is now available for pre-order! This holiday novella features an uptight heroine prone to tension headaches, a charming hero prone to flirting, and a three-day road trip that changes both their lives forever.

HEARTS IN EXTRA TIME is live to pre-order on Amazon, and I’ll be adding links to other retailers over the next couple of days. Happy reading!

Hearts in Extra Time Rebecca Crowley

Swapping her honeymoon trip for a singles cruise should’ve been the one upside to her canceled wedding, but disembarking to discover that a snowstorm has crippled the East Coast flings corporate lawyer Stella Schuster right back into the high-octane anxiety mode she’d been trying to escape. She was supposed to come back from the Caribbean refreshed, relaxed, and ready to become the kind of carefree, spontaneous woman her ex-fiancé left her for. But stuck in Miami with urgent deadlines, no way to get home to Atlanta, and the tension headache from hell, Stella’s facing a long night glued to her laptop in the airport lounge—until a sexy stranger slides into the empty seat at her table.

Defensive midfielder Aaron Jackson may be one of the lesser lights in Atlanta Skyline’s high-profile line-up—he definitely doesn’t get paid like a star—but he gets to do what he loves, and that’s all he cares about. As in, that’s genuinely all he cares about. Aaron lives for the moment, thrives on uncertainty and adventure, fully embraces his commitment phobia and steers well clear of stress-heads too focused on planning every minute to enjoy the one they’re in—stress-heads exactly like the stunning woman scowling at her laptop screen.

Just as Stella decides that an airport quickie might be the perfect way to usher in her new self, their flight goes from delayed to canceled, stranding them in Miami along with hundreds of other passengers. The only way back to Atlanta is on a road trip that will force Stella to focus on today, tempt Aaron to consider tomorrow, and maybe even lead to the shared future neither of them ever imagined they wanted—if they’re brave enough to follow the winding road of fate.

release day for DEFENDING HEARTS!

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It’s release day for DEFENDING HEARTS and it’s an extra special one! To celebrate my tenth book (!!!) I’m giving away ten free digital copies. Comment on my Facebook post to be eligible to win one of ten free downloads of DEFENDING HEARTS! Winners will be drawn at random on Friday, 22nd September.

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Hello faithful readers! Today is a big day, and I’m excited to share a few milestones.

First and foremost, today marks 10 years as an expat! Ten years ago today I shut the door on my Greenwich Village apartment in New York City for the last time, took a cab to JFK and boarded a flight to London. My plan was to spend the year it would take for me to complete my MA in the UK, and maybe another year if I found a good job, as my degree entitled me to a one-year work visa. I ended up staying for six years before embarking on my second expat adventure: South Africa.

Unlike my solo shift to the UK, I made the jump down to SA with my then-fiance. Since our arrival in 2013 we’ve gotten married, bought a house, and expanded to become a family of three. My two-year-old daughter is definitely the best souvenir from our time here.

Now, a decade after expatriating, I’m taking the first steps toward another milestone: repatriating. My husband’s company has offered him an exciting new job based in Houston, and we’ll be landing there in November.

I have so many mixed emotions when it comes to this move, and they’re all about leaving South Africa – I haven’t even begun to process the Stateside stuff. South Africa is a complex, fraught, wonderful place and I’m torn between relief at leaving the worst bits and abject despair at saying goodbye to the best bits. Overwhelmingly, though, I’m grateful to have had four years in a place unique in the world, at the tail end of a misunderstood continent. My worldview is richer, more nuanced, and forever changed.

DefendingHearts_RebeccaCrowleyAnd in the midst of all of this, tomorrow sees the release of my tenth book! Defending Hearts hits digital bookshelves tomorrow and I hope Kate and Oz will find their way into readers’ hearts with the same stubborn insistence they found their way into mine.

Opposites attract with unparalleled force when Oz – Skyline’s neurotic, intellectual, and incidentally Muslim left-back – meets Kate, a private security contractor who’s recently said goodbye to life as an enlisted Army soldier. This book is about identity as we define it – and as others sometimes insist on defining it for us. Full buy links are on the Books page, and I hope you’ll check this one out!

Huge thanks to you, readers, for propelling me through to this ten-book milestone. I promise there will be many more!