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January 15, 2014
I’m not used to writing, or thinking, 2015 yet. How about you?
It’s certainly been a different winter for me, as we’ve been doing the snowbird thing and traveling around southern California. If you’re interested in following my travels and seeing photos, check out my Facebook page.
I’ve also self-published a “book of my heart” titled Fly Close to the Sun. Don’t you just love this cover? The book is a romantic suspense novel set on Crete—and written, in part, when I was on Crete a number of years ago. I hope you’ll check it out. On my website, you’ll find a blurb, an excerpt, a recipe for Greek horiatiki (village salad), and also my behind-the-scenes notes telling how this story came about out of my love of the Mary Stewart books that engendered my passion for romantic suspense. I’ve also posted some of my own photos from Crete, including pics of the notebook (an actual paper book!) in which I wrote portions of the first draft of the book.
I’m also progressing with my Caribou Crossing Romances for Kensington Zebra. I’m just finishing off edits on Love Somebody Like You (which will be published in October) and I’m about 2/3 of the way through the first draft of the next book in the series, working title Ring of Fire. Yes, I’m traveling in California, but I’m still a working writer!
Congratulations to opinion poll contest winner Catherine L from BC, who wins an autographed copy of her choice of my books plus a Moleskine notebook. A new contest is now under way.
All the best, and happy reading!
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Title 5 in the Caribou Crossing Romances series.
Inn-owner Dave Cousins is known as the nicest—and loneliest—guy in town. Dare he risk his damaged heart again, on a free-spirited drifter? Like the wild goose tattooed on her shoulder, Cassidy Esperanza goes wherever the wind takes her, yet she has to admit there’s something seductive about Caribou Crossing—and especially Dave. But when she faces a life-changing medical diagnosis, her first instinct is to take flight once more. Is Dave strong enough to help them both face their fears and believe that sometimes love truly can last a lifetime?
Lawyer Kieran Bridge’s carefully planned life has unraveled. Distraught, she travels to Crete—the island she and her deceased father had always been drawn to—in search of the key to her future. She finds far more than she’d bargained for: a country that awakens her senses and emotions, and a man who challenges her as she’s never been challenged before. She feels an inexplicable connection to Dr. Stefanos Dimitrakis, a fugitive accused of murdering his uncle. When Stefanos insists he’s innocent, Kieran’s instincts tell her to believe him—but in the past her judgment has failed her. How can she now believe in a bond that defies reason?
Title 4 in the Caribou Crossing Romances series.
Dedicated RCMP Corporal Karen MacLean secretly longs for marriage and a home like the one she grew up in, but most men are intimidated by her uniform. Not much intimidates undercover cop Jamal Estevez, however. His only problem is believing—and proving—that a recovering alcoholic who’s never had a real home deserves the love of a woman like Karen.
Title 3 in the Dirty Girls Book Club series.
When Lily Nyland’s book club chooses an erotica novel featuring BDSM, the family practice doctor finds the subject problematic. A strong feminist, she believes in independence and equality between sex partners – and that’s exactly what she has with her helicopter bush pilot husband Dax Xavier. What they don’t have is time together, true intimacy, communication, and a deep level of trust. In fact, their marriage is in serious trouble. When Dax, home for Christmas, starts spicing up their sex life with naughty tricks he’s borrowed from her book, she’s shocked to find herself turned on. Can passion and kinky sex trigger the kind of intimacy and communication that will help Lily and Dax determine whether they still love each other and whether their marriage is worth fighting for?
These sweet short stories are designed for the busy woman who deserves a few minutes of self-indulgence – on the bus or train to work, during coffee or lunch break, while waiting to pick the kids up, sitting in the doctor or dentist’s waiting room, sinking into a bubble bath before bed, or . . . well, I’m sure you get the picture.