game, set, match!

It’s April 14th, which means two things: only one day left for US citizens to file their taxes, and release day for LOVE IN STRAIGHT SETS! Its release is part of Carina Press’s Sports Week, spotlighting sexy athletes and the men and women who love them.

Love in Straight SetsIn addition to being in Kansas on vacation – where the state has kindly decided to make up for nine months of tropical South Africa by going through three seasons in four days, topping it off with a dusting of snow this morning – I’m all over the web like a zombie plague.

You can win stuff by commenting at Give Me Books and Fresh Fiction and later today at RT, and you can read an excerpt at the Contemporary Romance Cafe.

If you want to see whether this one’s worth the money, there have been some great reviews from the Dirty Girls and my personal intellectual hero, Jackie Horne from Romance Novels for Feminists.

That’s it for now, but watch this space for even more surprise appearances from my tempestuous tennis player Regan and her sexy Zimbabwean super coach!

Secure Target release day!

It’s finally here – Secure Target hits digital shelves today!

Secure Target‘s journey to publication was much more fraught than anything else I’ve sold. It was the first manuscript I completed after a five-year hiatus from writing, and racked up several rejections before my amazing editor at Samhain Publishing saw enough potential to offer the opportunity to revise and resubmit. I vividly remember one eight-hour stretch of revisions, hunkered on the bed in my little flat in London, but it was all worth it. The contract came through and my sexy South African supercop was unleashed on the world!

Secure Target was inspired by my first-ever trip to South Africa and the remarkable experience of being surrounded by so much vibrancy and beauty tucked way down at the tip of a continent. I hope readers enjoy Lacey’s unexpected escape from the ordinary, Bronnik’s rough path to reconciling love and honor, and this little glimpse of a country I’m so privileged to now call home. 🙂

Now let’s get one more look at those abs…

Secure TargetAvailable now from Samhain * Amazon * Amazon UK * Barnes & Noble * Kobo

christmas came early

Hey hey it’s release day! My military holiday novella HERO’S HOMECOMING hits digital shelves today, both on its own and as half of GIFTS OF HONOR, one of Carina Press’s holiday collections.

I can’t explain how proud I am of this novella, and that it appears beside the incredible STARTING FROM SCRATCH by Stacy Gail. I was in the middle of writing HERO’S HOMECOMING (for NaNoWriMo) when I got the news that THE STRIKER’S CHANCE had been accepted by Carina Press, so not only do I have great memories of its composition, the subject and setting are both very close to my heart.

HERO’S HOMECOMING is set in my hometown of Manhattan, Kansas, which sits just down the highway from Fort Riley, home to the famous 1st Infantry Division, aka the Big Red One.  I grew up with live tank fire rattling the windows, military-brat friends PCSing in and out, and lots of high-school classmates enlisting after our May 2001 graduation with no idea that in a few short months the world – and the US’s military engagement in it – would drastically change.

Living in the shadow of a military installation brings the reality of war to the home front, from standing behind uniformed men in the checkout line at Target to reading Fort Riley’s most recent killed-in-action list in the local newspaper. HERO’S HOMECOMING is my humble effort to capture that fraught coexistence – and the awe-inspiring love that can spring out of it.

HERO’S HOMECOMING is available on its own: Carina Press * Amazon * Amazon UK * Barnes & Noble * ARe * Audible

Or as part of the GIFTS OF HONOR duology: Carina Press * Amazon * Amazon UK * Barnes & Noble * ARe 

release day excerpt at the cafe

Release thus far has been beyond fabulous. In addition to an amazing outpouring of support from friends and my fellow Carina Press authors, The Striker’s Chance got 4 out of 5 stars from the inimitable Mandi Schreiner at Smexy Books!

A sexy excerpt from the novel is now live at the Contemporary Romance Cafe, so head on over to check it out! Or you can cruise by my awesome buddy Steph’s blog to see her photographic evidence of release day and link back to another excerpt. As for me, I’m home from work and thinking it might be time for a covert adult beverage!

release day!

It’s finally here – release day for my debut The Striker’s Chance!

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I have a guest post scheduled today at the Contemporary Romance Cafe, so check back for an update a bit later. I’ll also be at RR@H Novel Thoughts and Carina Press tomorrow and on Delilah Devlin’s blog on Friday, with a giveaway in between, so stay tuned!

And if you haven’t already gotten your copy, you can find full and updated links to buy The Striker’s Chance – including the audiobook, which still blows my mind – on the Books page!