The I-Team — Now available in Audiobook format! Find them on Audible.com!
Skin Deep — Now in trade paperback! Find it on CreateSpace.com and Amazon.com! And coming in audiobook format on April 29! Ride the Fire, Kenleigh/Blakewell Family Saga #3 — Reissues with new material, including the never-before-published epilogue!
Sweet Release and Carnal Gift — Now in trade paperback! Find them on CreateSpace.com and Amazon.com!
Striking Distance(I-Team #6) — Available in paperback, ebook, audiobook — Nov. 5
I grew up in Colorado at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, then lived in Denmark and traveled throughout Europe before coming back to Colorado. I have two adult sons, whom I cherish. I started my writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor of two different papers. Along the way, my team and I won numerous state and several national awards, including the National Journalism Award for Public Service. In 2011, I was awarded the Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award for Journalism. Now I write historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense.
Lately, I've been getting the same questions a dozen times a day, so I thought I'd post some answers here and perhaps alleviate some confusion.
Q: I loved Defiant. Do you plan to write more books in the MacKinnon's Rangers series?
A: I do plan to give Lord William and Captain Joseph their own stories, though I’m not sure when they will be released or what the titles will be.
Q. Do you plan to write more I-Team books?
A: Absolutely. I am working on Striking Distance, the sixth book in the series, right now and hope to have it done in time for a May 2013 release. Watch my blog for updates and excerpts. I know a lot of you love Holly — I do, too — but I'm saving Horny Holly for last.
In addition, I plan to continue the series of spinoff novellas I'm calling the I-Team After Hours series to help readers through the long wait between books. Skin Deep, the first I-Team After Hours novella, came out in May. It tells the story of Marc Hunter’s younger sister, Megan, and Nate West, the scarred veteran who helps Megan face her past.
Q. Why do you go so long between books?
A. I write two different sub-genres, plus I’m a very picky writer and try very hard to write the best book I possibly can. I’d rather make people wait than churn out junk. In the end, it’s the quality of the story that counts, not how fast I wrote it.
Dead Earwigs and Deleted Scenes
There were a few scenes that got deleted from the final cut of Love is a
Battlefield, many of which were near and dear to my heart. I imagine this
is a com...
1 year ago
Friday, March 23, 2007
T minus nine days and counting
That's Joanie and Lina from RBL Romantica exercising their right to sin on behalf of wild women everywhere. The two are in Las Vegas with the RBL Party Crew and sent this to me last night at 2:30 A-freaking-M. I was asleep. Was. They're both gorgeous. And here's a shout-out to Joanie, who sent me some delicious Tim Tams — that's Australian for "freaking yummy chocolate cookie," mate. Thanks, Joanie! And thanks for the photo, Lina-lass.
Thank you all so much for your wishes and vibes and Second Chakra energy. :-)
I got some writing done, had maybe 800 words left on Chapter 21 by bedtime. I started working on it early this morning, then cut the scene I had written out and decided it try a it a new way. But I failed to paste the scene I had cut into a new file to save it, so all of that work is lost.
That weird sound you heared at about 2:45 Mountain Time was me screaming, after I decided to go with the original version of the scene and discovered I get to rewrite it. YAY!
At the heart of things is this important issue: What obligation do I have to reality when writing a sex scene? If I want my characters to make made passionate monkey love in a hot tub, do I need to account for the following facts:
1. Men's nuts vanish in high heat, and sustaining an erection isn't necessarily doable.
2. Condoms do not like hot water.
3. Women's natural lubrication tends to wash away, making any kind of in-water sex less sexy than it originally seemed it would be. That slick glide — you know the one I'm talking about — just isn't there no matter how turned on you are. As a Pisces who has tried every form of water she can fit into with a man, take my word on this.
I'm willing to ignore the last fact. Fact No. 2 is pretty important. And fact No. 1 is... I don't know. Is it important? Our heroes do a lot of things nonfictional males can't do. What do you think?
Also, I have a devious, nefarious plan. I'm going to post the entire first sex scene from my novel on this blog... for a total of two hours. Tomorrow night at 7 p.m. MT (we're on Daylight Savings already and are one hour ahead of California and two hours behind NY), I will post the scene. Then at 9 p.m., I will delete it.
To help get you in the mood, how about another picture of that yummy model. This time he's in a suit, not leather, and he's not wearing shades. I wish he weren't wearing anything.
OK, time to reinvent yesterday's scene and move forward at lightning speed!