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!
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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 Trickis 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.
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.
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!
This story finaled in the 2011 RWA Golden Heart awards, the most prestigious romance contest in the nation for unpublished writers. (Ah, the memories!) Here’s what bestselling romantic suspense author, Brenda Novak said:
“An impressive debut! This book has everything readers crave: believable, endearing characters, an intriguing conflict and plenty of heart. Don’t miss LOCKED, LOADED & LYING.”Brenda Novak
Here I am at the RWC18 book signing with Kristan Higgins last week! Ten romance authors met 125 fun, energetic readers at the 3rd Annual Romance, Wine and Chocolate event created by Lorelei’s Lit Lair and hosted by the Alafaya Library in Orlando. Tickets were free and sold out in twelve hours, so if you want to go next year, join Lorelei’s mailing list before July 1st, 2019!
Besides hanging with Kristan, my favorite moment was when six consecutive readers came up and said, “I’d like to buy all your books, please.” Wow! A glimpse of what it’s like to be famous!
Check out the huge author names I am book signing with on Aug 31st in Orlando! Thanks to Lorelei’s Lit Lair I’m part of the 3rd AnnualRomance, Wine and Chocolate Reader Event. The keynote speaker is my favorite romance author ever, 2018 Rita Winner, Kristan Higgins. (I have dubbed myself her “#1 Stalker Fan,” and yes, she knows this and has yet to issue a restraining order, so it’s all good!)
Besides hearing from Kristan, there will be free wine and chocolate samples, all authors are bringing cool swag giveaways and I’m signing all three novels. The bad news: this free event sold out within hours, but they do have a waitlist. Can’t hurt to sign up, right? If you aren’t able to be there then the next best way to stay connected with me is through my newsletter. Next month I’ll give my subscribers have an exclusive excerpt of A Savage Trick, which is Book Three in my Damaged Heroes Series.