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Hey, I need your help! The next book in my Damaged Heroes series needs a title and I’m opening it up to readers for some brainstorming help. If I use your creation I’ll A) thank you in the acknowledgements and B) send you a free copy when it releases next year!
I’m looking to return to the style of the first two books: Locked, Loaded and Lying and Tall, Dark and Damaged. Meaning a common phrase with a twist at the end. Something along with the lines of: the strong, silent type. Or means, motive and… you see?
About the character: Jace Quinn is an ex-SEAL turned FBI agent-associate who is desperate for a special agent title. His arrogance hides raw vulnerability, his competitiveness hides epic insecurities and his worldview of being superior to women hides a deep down belief of exactly the opposite. Have fun with this and email me with your brainstorming ideas soon!
As I reach my 5th anniversary of being a published author I’d like to thank you by reducing the digital version of Tall, Dark and Damaged to FREE until May 16th!
Please share this news with anyone you think would love a contemporary Gothic mystery. A black sheep son returns home to make amends, but becomes entrenched in bitter familial rivalry, a hostage takeover attempt and someone willing to kill to keep a family secret buried.
If you enjoyed Victoria Holt novels about a brooding hero in a creepy mansion, family skeletons and a heroine in the wrong place at the wrong time, this is right up your alley. Enjoy!
A quick hello and happy news: A Savage Trick is now available!! This is the third romantic suspense in my Damaged Heroes series and the early feedback has been great (yay!)
Grab a cup of coffee and read a three chapter excerpt, and make sure to visit my FB or Twitter pages because I’m holding a bunch of giveaways!
I’ll touch base in a few days from the 2019 Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Event in Milwaukee, WI. Off to pack!
You can buy the paperback version of A Savage Trick now!! Yes, today- 9 days early! Why? Because even though the official release date for this next book in my Damaged Heroes series is April 23rd, I needed paperback copies for the upcoming Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Event. And the only way to get my author copies was to make paperbacks available for you as well!
I’m keeping the news on the down-low to avoid consumer confusion, since all my promotion lists April 23rd, which is when the digital copy releases. But feel free to buy your paperback copy now, yay! I’m thrilled about this story and have already received emails from early readers gushing about the exciting plot. I know you’ll love it too!
Read the excerpt, and make sure you’re signed up for my newsletter because on the official April 23rd release day I’m giving lots of swag away only to subscribers!
Here it is! A Savage Trick is available Tuesday, April 23rd, and I’ve set up a pre-order link on Amazon so you can reserve your copy. This is the third book in the Damaged Heroes Series. What’s it about? Here’s the back cover blurb or grab a cup of coffee and enjoy these first three chapters!
I don’t mind confessing, this story took a lot out of me. One of the first craft lessons writers learn is to figuratively drag their protagonist (hero) through the mud. As soon as he stands back up we’re to run him over with a bus. In this particular story, after poor Trick Quinn manages to once again stagger to his feet I lobbed a grenade. He works really hard for his Happily Ever After, and I know this novel will keep you on the edge of your seat!
Would love to know what you think! Have you subscribed to my newsletter? I just sent out free copies of this and Tall, Dark and Damaged,Damaged Heroes Book 1, so sign up and receive inside scoops, books and gifts!
How’s your New Year going? I’m happy to report some very exciting personal and professional plans on the horizon!
I’m on final edits of A Savage Trick and in the early stages of working with my cover artist. The cover reveal will go out to my newsletter subscribers first, so make sure you’ve signed up!
I’ve spoken to several book clubs this month and have more planned next month. (I’d love to join yours, even by Skype, just let me know!)
Once A Savage Trick is up and out, tentatively scheduled for April, I plan on getting all of the Damaged Heroes series recorded for audiobooks.
As I mentioned in the last post, I am one of the featured authors at Barbara Vey’s 2019 Reader Appreciation Event, April 26th-28th. Tickets are still available- so come party with 60 romance authors, and bring an extra suitcase because you’ll receive a ton of free stuff!
I’ve been immersed in yoga and meditation lately, and am attending a Deepak Chopra retreat–wheee! I think this will be a top highlight of my year.
What about you? Let me know what you’re doing in 2019!
I am thrilled to announce I’m one of the 60 lucky authors attending the 2019 Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Event! This is a huge deal, folks, not only because of all the meet-and-greet opportunities between the authors and the hundreds of readers, but it’s also the last year Barbara Vey is hosting this coveted annual event. Tickets are going fast; don’t miss all the fun!
Date: April 26-28th, 2019.
Location: Brookfield Sheraton Hotel in Brookfield, WI.
Highlights: Keynote speaker is author/actress Meg Tilly.
Friday night Bingo with the authors.
One hour meet & greet with the authors before the Sat lunch.
Lunch with your favorite author, who has gifts and swag just for you.
Tote bag at registration filled with books and other goodies sent by authors.
Pizza party with the authors Sat night, Breakfast with them on Sunday.
Chance to win door prizes donated by authors.
$5 Gift Certificate to be used at the Sat book signing following lunch.
Opportunity to win raffle baskets, all proceeds benefit Cynthia’s Breast Cancer Giving Circle.
60 author book signing event.
Reserve your place now and let’s party together!
So, this Teaser game has been going around Twitter all week, and after posting these answers yesterday it occurred to me you might like to know them too! Here are five teasers for A Savage Trick:
My hero, Lieutenant Patrick “Trick” Quinn, is a Zen-like Chicago firefighter, who leads the perfect life: a career he loves, a wife of 19 years and two adorable daughters.
He won the lottery a few years back, and after a lot of marital arguing over whether to spend it or save it, the $4 million is now held in trust for his daughters.
One unremarkable day a process server arrives at the firehouse and hands Trick court papers: a petition for divorce and a temporary restraining order for alleged physical and sexual abuse of his family.
Amid the swift and vicious citywide backlash Trick turns to brothers, Jace and Sean for help proving this is a malicious set up.
My heroine, Muslim-American Zamira Bey is the court-ordered supervisor who joins her bestie, Gretch to discover the twisted secret behind the Quinn marriage, just as the Chicago Islamic community comes under attack.
A Savage Trick, is the third book in my Damaged Heroes series and due out in Spring, 2019. The manuscript is presently with my supremely gifted editor, Anya Kagan of Touchstone Editing. If you’d like to catch up on the series: Tall, Dark and Damaged is the first book, and Capturing the Queen is second. Also! Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter, because those lucky subscribers get to see my cover reveal first!
Popping in to let you know I’m busy revising A Savage Trick, (Book 3 in my Damaged Heroes Series,) which is due to my editor on November 26th. Once I get her comments back I’ll begin creating the cover, which is always my favorite part of the publishing process. I’ll post the finished result in my newsletter, so make sure to sign up and be the first to see my new cover!
Have yourselves a lovely holiday season filled with joy and peace.
I’ll be signing all three novels on Oct 18th, at the Audubon Country Club in Naples, FL. I’ve also been invited to several local holiday bazaars in Southwest FL which I am currently working into my schedule. Make sure you’ve signed up for my newsletter to the the latest updates!