Flotsam & Jetsam

What set Ellie off anyway? A thought intruded. No, couldn’t be. He checked her profile. Nah. But his mouth formed a hopeful smile, and he leaned back, humming his favorite tune. Flotsam & Jetsam

The dashing Frenchman or the handsome handyman? Who will she choose? For the Love of a Spy

Friday, September 25, 2015

Wonderful News!

My last mystery romance, the Penhallow Train Incident, has been accepted by Wild Rose Press for their Mainstream Mystery line. I have the contract in my hot little hands and will update you as I get more information.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Big Bad Boys Gather Here

Hi and welcome to the Bad Boy Blog Hop! I just happen to have a really snarky description in my current WIP that I’d like to share. Mind you, Jack turns out better than he sounds here, but he’s sexy when he’s bad and when he’s good!

Tell me about the worst boyfriend you’ve ever had and I’ll enter you to win a $10 Amazon gift card. He’d better be baaaad, though.

Without further ado, here’s Jack:

Three years ago, on a rainy night in the middle of December I met a man…let’s call him Jack. I felt immediately, irredeemably, passionate about him, despite all my friends’ fervent warnings. They called him a salesman, a politician, a glad-hander. Cynical, superficial, shallow, and cold. And they were right. He was the kind of man who would sidle up to the desk clerk and talk to her in an intimate whisper as though they’d been friends for ages. You’d usually find him in a crowd of acquaintances, usually at a bar, calling the bartender by name. Or handing out cigars at some candidate’s rally. Or gazing soulfully into his latest victim’s eyes.
The victim being a woman, of course.
Women were always taken in because Jack listened. Even on the first date, his prey would find herself telling him all sorts of secrets. He’d look deeply, with remarkably authentic sympathy, into her eyes, and before she knew it, she’d be feeding him tidbits from her plate. With any luck she’d recognize him for the hollow creature he was before it went too far. Jack wasn’t even an empty suit—he was more like an empty polo shirt that he’d picked up as a freebie at a celebrity golf tournament.

Pretty nasty, isn’t he? Trust me, he improves.

Now, if you haven’t had enough, why don’t you skip over to Jean Joachim’s site to link to other bad boys? And don’t forget to leave me a comment and your email address!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Grand News!

I have contracted with I Heart Publishing to re-publish Losers Keepers, Mai Tais and Mayhem, and Triptych. They will be released once a month, beginning in October. They will be available for at all fine on-line sites in both e-book and print-on-demand. So if you were kicking yourself that you didn’t pick up on these three sexy, romantic suspense novels, you can stop. They will be available for pre-order soon.

Look for the publication of Losers Keepers, romance and murder in Chincoteague, first.

Dagne Lonegan, aka Dear Philomena, advice columnist, hoped that spending a year on the Eastern Shore island of  Chincoteague would extinguish any feelings she had left for Jack Andrews, erstwhile lover and long-time jerk.  It’s just her luck that in her first week on the island she’s entangled in a murder.  Only she doesn’t know it.  Unfortunately, the murderer doesn’t know she doesn’t know.  Strange and dangerous things begin happening to her, disrupting her new romance with Tom Ellis, the handsome manager of the National Wildlife Refuge.  As if that weren’t enough, Jack arrives to take charge of the murder investigation.

Will Dagne stick with the tall, cool glass of a Ranger or risk falling back into the arms of the man who broke her heart?

Next will come Triptych. Set in Washington DC above the three rocks known as the Three Sisters, Triptych weaves three stories in and out of legend, modern romance and past intrigue.

Both Miranda Cabot and her sister Honor prefer their solitude to romance, Miranda having watched her husband die in flames on the Potomac River rocks called the Three Sisters. Not so their sister Sybil, who longs for a dashing Frenchman to sweep her off her feet.  Being a modern woman, she advertises for him on Craig’s List and is rewarded with the Chevalier du Bon Arnaque, who comes to Washington from Alsace on mysterious business. 

Miranda and Honor suspect the Chevalier is a crook, and ask their neighbor Dieter and his grandson Corey to act as chaperones. Three beautiful, strong-willed women living in a house with three handsome, virile men results inevitably in an intricate web of jealousy, sex, and romance. Add in long-lost master artworks, stolen prototypes, and a resident genius, and you have a recipe for adventure. Who will end up with whom, and will the Three Sisters take another life as the legend calls for?

And finally, probably in December, in time for your Florida Christmas vacation, Mai Tais and Mayhem. So many romances, so many crooks: can Tessa Diamond, turtle protector and amateur sleuth, keep them straight and still find true love?

When Tessa Diamond rescues a baby pufferfish and takes it to Mote Marine Laboratory for help, her good deed lands her in a shady world of murder, smuggling, Russian gangsters, and coded messages. She must cope with sea turtles, sturgeon, stolen parrots, and even feral pigs, while encountering blossoming romances at every turn, including two of her own.

She is torn between Cameron Mason, tiger-eyed and handsome, and Dugan Trevally, sexy and dangerous, but before she can choose, she must face the possibility that one of them could be a thief, and even a murderer.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad News

I'm afraid, despite doing everything they could, my publisher Secret Cravings has had to close its doors. All the SCP authors are devastated--Beth Walker was the absolute best, most approachable, professional, generous publisher I've had the pleasure of working with.

Unfortunately, there will be a period of time when my books will not be available for purchase. Some may appear on Amazon KDP soon; others may find homes with other publishers. I shall keep you posted. 

Meanwhile, feel free to re-read the copies you have. Print books will be available for a time from Amazon and Createspace. Check my My Books page for links.