Posted at Dec 4, 2013 4:56 pm
Heat up your holidays with some spicy romance and heart-pounding suspense!
After receiving a tip from an unnamed source, rookie ICE agent Angelika Dietrich gets her first real case. Things quickly steam up when she’s paired with her secret crush, Javier Carrasco, a veteran agent as sexy as he is stoic. Javier won’t be an easy nut to crack, but if anyone can do it, it’s the bold, brassy, six-foot-one Angelika—an ass-kicking tornado of a woman. With a wicked sense of humor and a heart as big as her size-eleven stilettos, Angelika will have you cheering for her to capture the bad guys and Javier’s heart.
This novella is available exclusively for Amazon Kindle at only $1.99!
Posted at Oct 8, 2013 12:08 pm
Join in the fun today at Dru’s Book Musings as Lu Lobozinski, the beehive-wearing boss of the IRS, talks about what it’s like to run the office! http://notesfromme.wordpress.com/
Posted at Aug 29, 2013 11:14 am
I was saddened this week to hear that Matthew Shear, publisher at St. Martin’s Press, passed away. Although I only had the pleasure of meeting him once at the Flatiron building in New York where St. Martin’s is located, I was impressed by his friendliness. My editor says he was a wonderful boss and mentor, and he will sorely be missed by the staff at St. Martin’s. It was under his leadership that my career as a novelist finally came to be, and I will always appreciate that. Rest in peace. http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/authors/obituaries/article/58917-matthew-shear-smp-publisher-dies.html
Posted at Jun 4, 2013 7:12 pm
Congratulations to Jenny Martin, Josi Steward, Moojuice, Joye, and JackieW! You are the 5 winners of DEATH, TAXES, AND HOT PINK LEG WARMERS! Thanks to everyone who chimed in on what makes a great beach read! Be sure to stop back in late September when I’ll run another contest for the release of Death, Taxes, and Green Tea Ice Cream.
Posted at Jun 3, 2013 10:04 pm
Keep an eye on this Rising Star, Readers! Colt is a high school senior that I’ve been mentoring this year. He’s incredibly talented, especially with characters. I love his strong heroines! This photo was at the Rising Star dinner where teachers got to pick their favorite students to honor. I was lucky to get to tag along to the event. Great food – including my favorite banana pudding – and lots of inspiration!
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Posted at May 9, 2013 8:54 am
It’s nearly Memorial Day, and that means summer beach reading will soon be here!
Funny, isn’t it, how readers often refer to particular books as a “good beach read,” yet there is no “beach reads” section in the bookstore. I suppose this means that everyone’s idea of what makes a good book to read on a vacation varies from reader to reader. Some readers enjoy books that take them to tropical locales for thrilling car chases and steamy nights with an undercover CIA operative. Others enjoy a summertime romance, falling in love on a blanket under the 4th of July fireworks. Others are looking for a light-hearted romp, literary cotton candy that leaves a reader feeling like they’ve had a fun treat.
I tend to be very lazy when I’m on vacation, and the books I take along reflect that fact. No books that require deep thought or critical analysis make their way into my beach bag. My brain wants a vacation, too! A funny mystery or a romantic comedy makes the perfect beach read for me. Occasionally I’ll pick up a classic to feel that I’ve made some cultural headway while working on my tan.
What about you? What makes a particular book a good “beach read” to you and why? Share your thoughts for a chance to win one of five copies of my June 4th release – Death, Taxes, and Hot Pink Leg Warmers! Winners will be announced on June 4th.