Apr 22, 2019
Have you been wondering what happened to Gisella and Rozalia’s cousin Ben? Do you want to know who betrayed him and how he recovered from nearly ruining his whole family?
I’m so excited to tell you his story, Innocent’s Pregnancy Revelation, will begin posting as a serialized, free online read at Harlequin.com today.
When I wrote the first book in my Barsi on Fifth duet, A Virgin to Redeem the Billionaire, I needed Kaine to have a grudge against Gisella’s family.
Enter Ben, one of Gizi’s many cousins. Initially I pictured him as an incompetent nerd. When it came time to write him, however, he turned out to be a sexy alpha hero. Which meant he had to have his own story–and needed to be betrayed by his own libido–*wink!*
Along came Henriqua, a very beautiful geologist. I don’t want to give too much away, but there is a revelation of a pregnancy by an innocent in this story.
NOTE: This romance is serialized and will post one chapter each weekday from April 22-May 17th. You’ll have to set up an account at Harlequin.com to read it, but it is completely free to read once you log in. Enjoy!
Apr 10, 2019
I’m actually in three multi-author giveaways right now, but the BookSweeps one closes today (April 10th)!
This one is for lovers of steamy romance. First prize is an eReader plus thirty-five books, including my erotic romance Mastering Her Role!
Fun Fact: you can browse and download a selection of free reads just for entering.
Click on the image or visit: BookSweeps Steamy Romance Giveaway.
Since we’re here, I’ll mention the two ProlificWorks giveaways as well. In these ones, you get whichever book you like, but you have to subscribe to the author’s newsletter. You can opt out of most of them and unsubscribe later if you want.
Browse the Springtime Read-a-thon here.
Browse the Nascent Love giveaway here.
Apr 8, 2019
My week has started with a cover for the UK version of The Maid’s Spanish Secret. Doesn’t Rico look suitably salty about past betrayals?
He is very dismayed. And when he learns that not only did his now dead wife cheat on him and use him, the one woman who had seemed a sweet light in an otherwise dark life kept his child from him.
Poppy felt used herself. Rico’s engagement had shattered like the priceless vase his fiancee had smashed as she left him. She and Rico had been commiserating and one thing led to another, but by the time she realized was pregnant, he was married. She’s been thinking about tell him, but had good reasons to put it off.
When he shows up on her doorstep, however, everything changes.
The Maid’s Spanish Secret comes out in August, but if you happen to be suffering the Monday Morning Blues and need something to distract you at your desk… Start reading here.
Apr 2, 2019
Happy Tuesday! I just caught a glimpse of Poppy and Rico from The Maid’s Spanish Secret and it’s so sweet and tender. I love it!
Fun Fact: Poppy is Canadian. She’s on holiday in Spain when she winds up robbed and broke. She goes to work in Rico’s parents’ mansion and, on her last day of work, has a tryst with the spare, Rico. His engagement has just ended and Poppy is finally heading back to Canada–but #spoileralert–she unknowingly carries a souvenir of their encounter.
Two years later, Rico is the one who feels robbed on many levels, most especially when he discovers he has a secret daughter. Here’s the back cover copy:
“You will come to Spain. You will marry me…”
He will claim his heir
For sweet maid Poppy Harris, her one and only passionate experience was scorching and absolutely forbidden. She shouldn’t have succumbed to Spanish aristocrat Rico Montero’s tantalizing seduction, but his touch was all consuming…and had a nine-month consequence! Poppy believes they could never be anything more. Until Rico appears on her doorstep demanding his hidden daughter—and determined to make Poppy his wife!
This marriage of convenience is a roller-coaster and has one of the most dramatic endings I’ve ever written. I hope you love it!
(But you’ll have to wait until August to read it. I’m sorry! <<--also Canadian.)
Apr 1, 2019
Rozi heads to Budapest in search of her grandmother’s heirloom earring only to wind up in billionaire Viktor’s arms. He’s the rightful owner of the earring–or so he thinks. Soon the earring is stolen, family secrets are out of the closet, and a baby is on the way. Can this lost pair ever be united?
There’s been lots of love over on Goodreads for Innocent’s Nine-Month Scandal including fun reviews like Owlways Reading’s:
“Oh my goodness… I love this book! I think I just OD’d on feels…”
Start reading here…
Fun Fact: Innocent’s Nine-Month Scandal is Book Two in my lost earring (Barsi on Fifth) duet. If you missed the first book, it’s called A Virgin to Redeem the Billionaire.
Another Fun Fact: this duet has three stories! Watch for Ben Barsi’s romance in Innocent’s Pregnancy Revelation, coming Apr 22 as a free online read at Harlequin.com.
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Mar 13, 2019
Waking to a new cover is *the best*. This is the UK version of Untouched Until Her Ultra-Rich Husband.
What does ‘ultra’ rich entail? Well, take your average billionaire and make him the world’s first trillionaire and you have Gabriel Dean, a man so over-the-top wealthy he has a super sonic jet in his fleet of air travel options.
When he inherits his grandmother’s fortune, he also inherits Luli, a destitute assistant who is soon swept up in his world. Enjoy the ride with her!
And what do you think of this gorgeous cover? I always love it when they use the art from the North American version.
Mar 1, 2019
Sometimes reading is harder than math….
This morning I sent out my twice-monthly newsletter (are you a member? You can sign up here and you’ll get Cruel Summer as a welcome gift.)
I stated that my 30th book was out today, which is true per the Harlequin email I received this morning. EXCEPT, when I re-read it, I realized they had said Innocent’s Nine-Month Scandal was my 30th (it comes out today on Harlequin, next month officially.)
Since today is the official release day for A Virgin to Redeem the Billionaire my wee brain got confused and I made the graphic with the wrong cover. Derp.
Here is the correct graphic and YAY! Thirty books! (Although, part of me wants to go back and check that milestone email and see if I’m on there at all. At this point, I’m thinking I made the whole thing up.)
Mar 1, 2019
I managed to get a shelfie with A Virgin to Redeem the Billionaire thanks to my local Pharmasave.
If you haven’t found Kaine and Gisella on a shelf near you, I hope A Virgin to Redeem the Billionaire is arriving promptly on your eReader today. If not, your buy links to download today are here.
Over on Goodreads, Reviewer Ivy describes A Virgin to Redeem the Billionaire as:
A quite enjoyable twist of two favourite tropes: the vengeful H and the fake engagement.
She goes on to say:
I can’t wait to read Innocent’s Nine-Month Scandal, because cousin Rozi seems so cute and endearing while Viktor is an intriguing and mysterious hottie Hungarian H.
I can’t wait for you to read their story, either!
Good news, if you’re anxious to get your hands on Rozi and Viktor, they’re available to download today on Harlequin and Mills & Boon UK.
Innocent’s Nine-Month Scandal releases on all digital platforms April 1st (no foolin’!) You can read an excerpt here or pre-order here.
Feb 19, 2019
I’ve been haunting our local shops, hoping to take a selfie with A Virgin to Redeem the Billionaire but half the time I’m fresh from the gym–not ready for my close-up. The rest of the time, I’m shovelling my driveway and skipping the gym, not leaving the house at all.
Perhaps I’ll have better luck if I ask you, Dear Reader, to take a shelfie with Kaine and Gisella from A Virgin to Redeem the Billionaire and tag me with it on social media? It should be out in the wild by now.
Feb 2, 2019
I popped onto the Mills & Boon site to make sure A Virgin to Redeem the Billionaire was available so I could give you the link for early purchase.
To what did my wondering eyes did appear? A Virgin to Redeem the Billionaire is #1!
Thank you so much!!
I’m thrilled so many readers are eager to get a jump on this duet about a pair of jewelry-designing cousins who are obsessed with recovering their grandmother’s heirloom earrings.
In this first one, Gisella loses the earring to Kaine at an auction. He has a score to settle with her family and holds it for ransom, determined Gisella risk the family reputation to even things up. Their sexual tension is off the charts. What will happen when he discovers she’s completely innocent?
Fun fact: There will be a free bonus story on Harlequin.com later this spring about a third cousin, Ben, called Innocent’s Pregnancy Revelation. Stay tuned here or join my Dear Reader newsletter. I’ll send you the link when it goes live.
If you haven’t yet downloaded this one, you can get it now directly from Harlequin or Mills & Boon UK now.
A Virgin to Redeem the Billionaire will be available on all the usual digital retailers on March 1st. Pre-Order are here.
Thank you again! You’re the best!