Newsletter Giveaway Winner & Poll Results

Congratulations to Shawn A who won the Hitchcock classic movies DVD.  Shawn, your email inbox is full. Please contact me within a week so I don’t have to select another winner!

Also, I have the results to the latest poll I conducted.  The question was:  What attracts you to a book?  Here’s how the results broke down:

All of the above ~ 61%
Back cover book description ~ 17%Cover ~ 11%
Author ~ 6%
Title ~ 2%

Thanks for your continued participation in these.  I find the results so interesting.  I’ve always been a book description fan myself.  It’s good to know that others flip the book over and go there first, too!

Courting Suspicion – Weekend Warrior Writers Blog Hop #8Sunday

Welcome to those of you on the Weekend Writer Warriors Blog Hop.  Here’s a short excerpt from my new book, Courting Suspicion.

 

Nina felt refreshed. She’d slept dreamlessly, the whole night through. The dull ache behind her eyes was gone. She stretched and felt a soreness that actually felt good. 

Her cheeks warmed. She might be a madam, but she didn’t have hot sex every night.

Warily, she turned her head on the pillow. She was still tucked up against Josh, only they’d shifted positions over the course of the night so his big, muscled body spooned hers. He was like a heating blanket all along her back.

A heating blanket with a very alert morning erection tucking up against her bottom . . .

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Courting Suspicion Release Day! #newbooks

Review – “Courting Suspicion is the book I’ve been waiting for in this series. It’s one of the best books I’ve read in 2016, and I loved both Nina and Josh.” ~ Lime Cello at Heroes and Heartbreakers.com

Courting Suspicion

CourtingSuspicion_300x458It’s difficult to run when you want to get caught. Book Four of the Courting Series.

Washington DC’s elite escort service, Luxxor is known for its beautiful companions and its discretion. Nina Lockwood — classy, gorgeous, and whip-smart — has spent years building this risky business, but everything is put in jeopardy when a bull-headed, sexy detective starts poking around.

Josh Morgan is the last man on earth she should be attracted to, but Nina can’t help it. A romance with a member of the Metro Police would be reckless, but she fantasizes about taking on her role of a D.C. madam in a more personal and pleasurable way.

Josh has always been suspicious of Luxxor but is more intrigued by the mystery of the woman who runs it. He knows she’s hiding secrets and he wants to discover each and every one of them — in uniform or not.

But when a Luxxor escort is found in a compromising situation with a prominent politician, the true cat-n-mouse game begins. Can Josh and Nina lower their guards to trust one another and give in to the attraction they both feel? Or will their suspicious minds keep them from seeing the true conspiracy going on behind the scenes?

Courting Suspicion excerpt

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Courting Innocence Amazon Giveaway Contest #contemporaryromance

CourtingInnocence_webI’m running an Amazon Giveaway.  12 copies of Courting Innocence will be given away to random winners.  Enter now for your chance to win.

Courting Innocence

Even Nice Girls Have Needs.
Erin starts using matchmaker Luxxor Limited, not realizing that
the company is truly an escort service. But she gets more than
she bargained for when Luxxor sets her up with her big brother’s
best friend.

Courting Jealousy hits #5

Courting_Jealousy_200x300Courting Jealousy moved back up the charts and hit #5 on Amazon’s Free Women’s Fiction Short Stories list yesterday!

When Noelle hires an escort to accompany her to a charity event, it’s merely to show her ex that’s she’s moved on. Yet she gets more than she bargained for when Dane is assigned to accompany her. Tall, dark, and handsome, he knows how to arouse jealousy. He also knows how to arouse her!

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Excerpt from Courting Suspicion

CourtingSuspicion_300x458Josh and Nina’s story is coming next week!

His dealings with Nina were personal now.

He was bold enough to park in her guest spot in the garage beneath her building. He’d thought about stopping by Luxxor, but his gut told him she’d be here. He planned to be here for a while, too, but doubt passed through his head when he pushed the buzzer for the penthouse.

She was still a puzzle to him, one he hadn’t fully solved.

He waited for an answer. One thousand one, one thousand two

He braced his hand on the wall by the stupid thing and glared at it. Patience was one of those virtues that came and left him. He was just about to squash the call button again when he heard her voice.

‘Hello?’

‘It’s Josh. Let me up.’

He stared at the speaker, waiting for a slicing denial… A laugh… Anything… He shifted and stared at the ground. Come on, Nina. One thousand one, one thousand

His head snapped up when the buzzer sounded.

He grabbed the door before she could change her mind and let himself in. He nodded at the doorman, but his heart was pounding as he pushed the call button for the elevator. It was another merry one with sing-song dings, but the thing was so slow, it nearly made him lose his mind. At last, it opened on the top floor.

His heart rate spiked, and the tension in his neck and shoulders grabbed. He stepped out into the empty lobby and turned towards Nina’s apartment.

She was waiting. She held the door halfway open, using it as a shield. She watched him warily from behind it. She was still wearing that classy white dress and those killer shoes, but she looked softer. More approachable. His gaze locked with hers, and her big brown eyes nearly slayed him.

He stopped and waited.

Her fingers around the edge of the door. Those pink fingernails looked innocent and dangerous all at once. Without a word, she stepped back and pulled the door open wider.

Hallelujah.

He strode down the hallway, hooked an arm around her waist, and was kissing her by the time the door banged shut behind him.

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Courting Suspicion Excerpt

 

Coming March 29!

CourtingSuspicion_300x458‘So what big scandal is going to pull me out to Luxxor next?’ he asked. The crack of the bat against a ball reverberated around the park as the Phillies’ catcher smoked a line drive down the third base line. The action stopped just as suddenly when the ball smacked into the third baseman’s glove.

‘Nothing.’ Nina could feel the detective’s gaze on her rather than the action on the field.

She diligently wrote the out in her scorecard. On paper, all the fuss seemed like nothing. A simple out, the end of the inning – no sign of a close call.

‘There’s always something going on over there,’ Morgan said, not letting the subject drop. ‘Why is that?’

She felt that sizzle of danger again, riding along her nerve endings.

‘I couldn’t say, but we’ve appreciated your diligence. There’s no reason you should have to visit us again.’

‘So give me one.’

Her pen stopped, frozen on the paper.

‘Go to dinner with me tomorrow,’ he said softly. ‘My treat this time.’

Her brain stalled out, too.

The invitation was unexpected. It shouldn’t have been tempting . . . but it was. The plan tonight was to thank him for his efforts and then walk away. He was too close already. He’d seen more than he should.

But the words just wouldn’t come.

She could feel his gaze on her like a heavy weight. She knew she couldn’t see him again, inside her office or out of it. Yet, with every inning that passed, she was dreading the end of the night more and more.

Silence loomed between them. He wasn’t letting her off the hook. She felt like everyone in the park was looking at them and began to imagine murmurs. People in the stands close to them even turned to watch.

Suddenly, Nina realized she wasn’t imagining it. Looking up, she caught their reflection on the scoreboard. She and Josh were posted in stunning clarity on the big screen.

Her stomach dropped. Oh, dear Lord, no.

The Kiss Cam.

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Courting Suspicion Up for Pre-order

Nina and Josh’s story is almost here! Coming March 29

 

CourtingSuspicion_300x458It’s difficult to run when you want to get caught. Book Four of the Courting Series.

Washington DC’s elite escort service, Luxxor is known for its beautiful companions and its discretion. Nina Lockwood — classy, gorgeous, and whip-smart — has spent years building this risky business, but everything is put in jeopardy when a bull-headed, sexy detective starts poking around.

Josh Morgan is the last man on earth she should be attracted to, but Nina can’t help it. A romance with a member of the Metro Police would be reckless, but she fantasizes about taking on her role of a D.C. madam in a more personal and pleasurable way.

Josh has always been suspicious of Luxxor but is more intrigued by the mystery of the woman who runs it. He knows she’s hiding secrets and he wants to discover each and every one of them — in uniform or not.

But when a Luxxor escort is found in a compromising situation with a prominent politician, the true cat-n-mouse game begins. Can Josh and Nina lower their guards to trust one another and give in to the attraction they both feel? Or will their suspicion minds keep them from seeing the true conspiracy going on behind the scenes?

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Joys of Self-Publishing

kimberlydean_Ghost_Flute_200x320Over my career, I’ve written for small publishers and large.  There are pluses and minuses to each.  It’s the same way with self-publishing, but one of the things I like most is having control over my stories.  I listen to advice, but I get to make the final call.  In the case of Ghost Flute, for example, there was originally an epilogue that ended the story.  However, the publisher I was working with decided they liked how the story ended without it.  I removed my ending, but that was something that always bugged me about the story.  I felt that without the epilogue, a thread was left hanging.  Once I retained the rights to the story and decided to re-issue it, I went back and read the story with fresh eyes.  Guess what?  I still loved the epilogue and thought it was needed.  So I put it back!  Ahhh, feels so good.

Ghost Flute excerpt

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