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Courting Gossip Release Day

CourtingGossip 300x450COURTING GOSSIP (Book 5)

Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date:  Today!

High class escort, Genieve, gets caught in the act with a politician and gossip goes wild. Flame-haired and curvy, Genieve is used to attracting attention, but her employer, Luxxor Limited, can’t stand the heat. They task her with lying low until the scandal blows over, in the protection of the one man she’s never been able to charm: Brody Haynes.

Power player Brody fixes politicians’ problems, but keeping Genieve out of sight is a challenge. The sexy redhead is smart and her sense of humor disarms him. Brody tries to concentrate on cleaning up the mess around Senator Gunderson, but his new housemate is a big distraction. And a bored Genieve is also a handful.

Stuck alone together, the stern fixer and the vivacious escort discover that opposites do attract and the best way to stay out of the spotlight is to stay under the covers. But when the whispers about Luxxor only intensify, maybe it’s time for them to give people something else to talk about.

Courting Gossip excerpt

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What Resonates with Readers

Authors write the stories that are in their heads and hope that they’ll connect with readers.  Sometimes we’re successful, but sometimes things just don’t click.  Sometimes readers will grasp onto something that was an afterthought for the author.  And sometimes stories connect with an audience the author never suspected.

Case in point:  I overheard a discussion the other day between two millenials.  They were engaged in a very serious debate over what I soon determined was The Walking Dead.  I don’t watch the show, but I was fascinated listening to their attachment to the story line and characters.  Later that same day I was on an elevator with a middle-aged man and an older woman.  They were also in a deep conversation, and I tried not to eavesdrop until I heard the woman say, “and now she has people she can team up with to fight!”  You could have knocked me over with a feather.  This woman looked like somebody’s dear old grandma, but there it was again – The Walking Dead.

I would never have tagged the older professionals as fans of the show, but they were into it big time.  Who would have thought that a show about zombies could have such broad reach?  Again, I think it goes back to having a story line that’s engrossing and characters to whom viewers/readers can relate.  It’s stories like that than can cross the divide of age, sex, race, etc.

But seriously, zombies?!

Making the Old New Again

I’m currently going through some old stories to which I’ve regained the rights.  It’s always interesting to do this.  In some ways, it’s nostalgic.  I look at the dates and realize how much time has slipped by.  The stories are fresh to me again.  I think I remember them, but as I’m reading, I’ll find twists I’d forgotten.  In some ways, it’s like I’m reading somebody else’s work.  In others, I can totally remember how certain scenes tripped me up or flowed easily. I can also see my habits, both good and bad.  Some things never change.

Anyway, I’m going through these stories so I can make them available again for readers who didn’t find them before.  I’m making sure that nothing is outdated and anything I didn’t like is fixed.  Soon, I’ll be looking for new covers. Exciting.  Hopefully, I’ll have these back out in the world soon!

The Lull Between Projects

I’m at the wonderful time between projects right now. Today, I’m anticipating all the things I could do without story lines, characters, and deadlines filling my head.  My only problem is choosing what to do first!

I love writing, but inevitably near the end of a manuscript, I just want it finished.  I want the story out of my head, and it always takes too long.  When it’s done, all new fresh ideas pop up.  It’s that fun phase where I’m deciding which idea or project to commit to next.  I’m batting a few around in my head right now.

But today, I plan to read, watch a movie, go shoe shopping, have lunch with a friend, and go on a long walk.  Or maybe I’ll just take a nap.

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!

It’s still out there for free. Go get your copy now!  Kindle

Chatting at Night Owl Reviews Tonight

I’ll be chatting at Night Owl Reviews tonight along with three other wonderful authors:  Jen McLaughlin, Marie Johnston and Elle Kennedy.
Location, Time and Duration
Time: 5pm Pacific / 6pm Mountain / 7pm Central / 8pm Eastern
Duration: About 1 Hour (Not sure which part of that hour I’ll be on.)
Readers can RSVP now at the below link.
RSVP Benefits:
* The RSVP gives readers entry into the evenings prizes (must be an active chatter at the event)
* A reminder email around 30 minutes before the event starts.
Those who don’t RSVP can participate and still sign-up to get prizes. They just won’t get the reminder email.

I hope to see you there!