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Thursday, March 12, 2015

What’s new?

It’s been a good month here at Casa Clare. My health continues to improve. The first three books of the I-Team series are out in the UK. Ride the Fire (Kenleigh-Blakewell #3) came out in audiobook with Kaleo Griffith voicing one of my personal favorite tortured heroes, Nicholas. Sweet Release, my first historical, is being translated for release in May in Japan. And, best of all, I’ve written almost half of Holly’s story.

Now for the details...

Eternal Romance released Extreme Exposure, Hard Evidence, and Unlawful Contact on March 5, bringing the I-Team series to readers in the UK and Commonwealth nations. The books are available in print and ebook format. I’ve gotten so many emails over the the past year asking when the books would be out. I hope my UK readers are enjoying them.

The next three — Naked Edge, Breaking Point, and Striking Distance — will be available on April 2, with four of my historicals set for release in May.

My author copies of the first three books arrived, and it has been wonderful to hold them in my hands!

The Kenleigh-Blakewell Family Saga is now available in its entirety in audiobook format from Tantor Audio. Kaleo Griffith is again giving voice to my characters — good news for all of you Obsessive Kaleo Disorder sufferers. Yes, it’s OKD Fix Time! Kaleo has outdone himself on this series, which has a gazillion different characters with at least that many accents. Most of the series features characters who speak with different British English accents, so if you loved Kaleo as a Scott, you’re going to love these, too. I’ve listed to Sweet Release and Carnal Gift myself and am a few hours into Ride the Fire, a novel of which I am particularly fond. Carnal Gift got an A+ review from Audio Gals, which is pretty terrific!

Readers in Japan can look forward to Sweet Release in May. They really love the MacKinnon’s Rangers series there and are particularly fond of Lord William. Yes, HE is the the star of that series for them. So, while they wait for his book, they’ll have the Kenleigh-Blakewell series to read. Thanks to Kyoko Nakai for her hard work on the translations!

Acoso Mortal, the Spanish translation of Striking Distance, published by Ediciones Pamies (Phoebe) in Spain, has been nominated for Best International Romantic Suspense of 2014. I have also been nominated for Best International Author, which is really touching, especially given the company. I am very grateful to my readers in Spain and to Ediciones Pamies for their unflagging support and enthusiasm. 

I love the cover to this book — Laura’s striking blue eyes and Javier’s dog tags.

Mariajo Losada does a fabulous job translating my books for Spanish readers, putting so much of herself into the effort. I’ve told her that I consider them to be our books, not just my books.

And then for the news that has me smiling most...

I am more than a third of the way done with Holly Bradshaw’s story. The working title is Dead Giveaway, though I am still hoping to come up with something naughtier and sexier. This is Holly’s book we’re talking about, after all.

What can I tell you about it?

You all know Holly pretty well, as she’s been in each I-Team book since the beginning. Nick Andris, the man who finally wins her heart, is new to the series. Let me tell you about him...

Nikolai (Nick) Andris is the son of immigrants from Georgia. He grew up in the States in a close family, has a sister, and four brothers. He went into the Army and made his way into Delta Force, but was quickly recruited by the CIA to serve as a paramilitary operator.

Two years before the story opens, he is involved in an operation that goes sideways — and costs the life of the woman he loved. Now, he’s been recalled to the US and given the chance to take out the arms dealer responsible for her death. The arms dealer just happens to be the man Holly is dating.

Poor Holly! You know it’s been a bad date when 1) you’re drugged and 2) you wake up half naked in bed with a dead man.

The words have really been flowing on this book, and it has been so fun to write. It’s probably the lightest and funniest I-Team novel, and Holly and Nick together are setting the pages on fire.

Watch for an excerpt soon!


Lori said...

So glad to hear that you're feeling better, and all this book news - fantastic! I predict 2015 will be a great year for you :)

Phyl said...

It's so great to read all this good news! Can't wait for Holly's book. I recently finished listening to Ride the Fire and it was awesome. It had been a long time since I'd read the book and I really enjoyed it.

Pat F said...

I'm so happy for all your good news, especially starting to feel like your self again. Holly's story looks like it will be awesome and I can't wait!💕

This is great, great news (in the health and writing front) look forward to when you post FINIS and give a release date :) wishing you continued good health and beastly word count sessions!!

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