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Two ways to get *Ways to Ruin a Royal Reputation* early

Mar 1, 2021

There’s an easy way to get Ways to Ruin a Royal Reputation today–shop Harlequin.com or Mills and Boon UK.

I can’t wait to share this royal romp with you for so many reasons.

First, Ways to Ruin a Royal Reputation is the first book in Signed, Sealed…Seduced, a multi-author trilogy I wrote with my very talented fellow authors at Harlequin Mills & Boon, Clare Connelly and Tara Pammi.

Second, the trilogy feature three powerful female leads, three best friends from boarding school who start London Connection, a high-octane PR agency serving the most exclusive clientele.

Third, this is my favorite kind of romance–a sexy, scandalous one! Amy is supposed to ruin Luca’s reputation and they both go down in flames (while also going up in flames for each other.)

Here’s the official blurb:

“Ruin me.”

And she’ll enjoy every delicious second!

The king of Vallia never wanted to ascend to the throne. But in order to abdicate, Luca needs a good, old-fashioned disgrace. That’s where powerhouse PR pro Amy Miller comes in! Amy’s revived the career of many a star. She can certainly torpedo that of a reluctant royal.

But when instant attraction ignites with Luca, Amy’s soon starring in the scandal. And the fire burning between them is anything but fake news. But will this explosive flame be extinguished by what’s hidden in Amy’s past?

Oh, and fourth, there’s a free, online read coming out in April that ties into this story! It’s called Scandal Befitting a Princess. (I’ll let you know when it goes live.)

Ready to get your hands on Ways to Ruin a Royal Reputation?

Shop Harlequin.com | Mills and Boon UK | find more links here.

Check Out This Sweet and Sexy Cover for Her Impossible Baby Bombshell

Jan 21, 2021

The best way to wake up is to a new cover and I’m absolutely googly-eyed over this one. Ivy is on bedrest so the fact Jun Li is snuggling her so tenderly gives me the warm fuzzies while that gorgeous nightgown says it all about their sexual chemistry.

In this story, I wanted to invert the unexpected pregnancy and put it on my hero. He made sure he couldn’t get a woman pregnant. Then Ivy turns up and claims her baby is his. He has every reason to believe she’s lying, but he has been looking for an excuse to see her again. How will they proceed? (Spoiler alert: there is a very cute pool scene where he proposes.)

As for the setting, my editor had suggested I set a book in Asia and I said, Yes please! It was the middle of 2020 and I couldn’t go anywhere. Online, however, I visited Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong… It was the best trip I’ve never taken. I hope you enjoy it too!

Here’s the blurb:

He’d planned for everything…

Except becoming a father!

A life of hardship and crushing responsibility left billionaire Tsai Jun Li never wanting a child to suffer the same. He made sure he couldn’t have children. So when Ivy Lam, the woman he shared one mesmerizing encounter with, appears claiming she’s pregnant, he needs proof!

After a painful relationship, Ivy’s night with Jun Li was a magical fresh start. Now she’s preparing for unexpected motherhood…but she didn’t plan on being whisked away to Shanghai! Because it’s suddenly clear Jun Li won’t relinquish his claim…to his baby or to Ivy!

Want a sneak peek at the opening chapters?

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A New Book for a New Year!

Jan 1, 2021

Happy New Year!

I’m celebrating more than a new year today. I’m also celebrating the release of my fortieth Harlequin Presents, What the Greek’s Wife Needs.

I’m not sure how it happened, either. Back in 2012, I was convinced I’d never sell a book, but I got The Call and here I am in 2021 with forty Harlequins, a dozen books with Tule, and a handful of indie titles, all adding up to older than my birthday years. That’s something!

I’m thrilled that What the Greek’s Wife Needs is a milestone book. It’s a fun marriage reunion with a Canadian heroine, a closed-off hero, and a baby who melts them both into a happy little glob of a family.

She wants to be his wife…

…but only on paper!

Tanja’s whirlwind marriage to Leon Patrakis is over. She hasn’t seen him since he returned to Greece five years ago. Yet, to keep the baby daughter she’s adopting, Tanja has a last request: she and Leon stay wed…in name only.

Leaving behind his exhilarating connection to Tanja wasn’t easy for Leon. Yet, to shield her from his family’s notorious reputation, he had no choice. He can’t reject Tanja’s request to make her dreams of a family come true. But ignoring their still-smoldering electricity? Impossible!

Here’s what they’re saying on Goodreads:

“This book was exactly what I needed… The MCs were flawed and yet so likeable. The dialogue was really great with some amusing one liners…. Add to that an adorable baby, an enchanted hero and a touching epilogue, making it a really wonderful read. Well deserved 5 stars.” ~Ishara

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Fun News for Year End!

Dec 18, 2020

Yay! I’m ending the year with a flurry of good news from Harlequin. Married for One Reason Only has been accepted.

Married for One Reason Only is Book One in my Secret Sisters duet. The heroines are secret babies all grown up and trying to find their past. Do they run into heroes who make things even more difficult? You betcha.

Book Two has a title, too: Manhattan’s Most Scandalous Reunion. (I am in love with this title!)

Last, but not least, I’ll be climbing into my way back machine and revisiting Ways to Ruin a Royal Reputation (which comes out in April, but for me it’s done and dusted.)

Look for a free online read this spring featuring the hero’s sister, Sofia.

For those who *really* need What the Greek’s Wife Needs…

Dec 1, 2020

Good news! If you really need What the Greek’s Wife Needs you can get it now from Harlequin and Mills and Boon UK!

This marriage reunion has a secret baby with a twist – Tanja is trying to adopt adorable baby Illi and all she needs is Leon to go along with things for a little while. He never intended to have a wife, let along a daughter, but he soon discovers he wants both, and not just temporarily.

She wants to be his wife…

…but only on paper!

Tanja’s whirlwind marriage to Leon Patrakis is over. She hasn’t seen him since he returned to Greece five years ago. Yet, to keep the baby daughter she’s adopting, Tanja has a last request: she and Leon stay wed…in name only.

Leaving behind his exhilarating connection to Tanja wasn’t easy for Leon. Yet, to shield her from his family’s notorious reputation, he had no choice. He can’t reject Tanja’s request to make her dreams of a family come true. But ignoring their still-smoldering electricity? Impossible!

Buy now on Harlequin and Mills and Boon UK

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Wedding at Mistletoe Chalet – 99c

Dec 1, 2020

This super-sweet friends-to-forever romance is perfect for the whole family and it’s only 99c! Go to quick links.

Eager for a warm and cozy Christmas…?

In the midst of a changing career, Kristen Benz leaps on the temporary job at Mistletoe Chalet. Soon she’s wrapping presents, trimming the tree, and helping her new boss’s tween daughter plan a Christmas Eve vow renewal for her parents. The holiday is imbued with a magical glow—especially when Kristen’s high school sweetheart appears on the doorstep.

After years of medical school, Finn Garrett has promised his parents he’ll be home for the holidays. His detour to see his first love is supposed to provide closure, not rekindle their long-ago romance.

Can a matchmaking tween and the magic of Mistletoe Chalet spark the happily ever after that eluded them in the past?

Get your cocoa and cookies and curl up with this one by the fire, but hurry, it’s only on sale for a few days.

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Apple Readers! On The Edge is Free!

Nov 25, 2020

While you’re scoping out your Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, be sure to pop onto Apple Books and claim your FREE copy of On The Edge.

I feel like that’s all you need to hear, but if you need more convincing, this book is a two-in-one. Glory, the heroine, is busy writing Blessed Winter, a warm and sexy Christmas romance that plays out amid her passionate and very sexy romance with Rolf.

Rolf is one of my favorite heroes. He’s a complete grump–frankly so is Glory half the time–but they’re actually perfect for one another if they would only get out of their own way. Both Rolf and Glory wind up in the Montana Rockies, trying to resurrect a ski hill and lodge with much misadverturing in the process. There’s a doddering Dad, a pain-in-the-behind brother, and a stray mutt based on a real rescue–Murphy.

Here’s the blurb:

The champion meets his match….

When Glory Cormer’s father introduces her to ‘their’ new business partner, she’s appalled. Viking-like Rolf Johansson exudes the same alpha-intimidation that jocks used to torment her through high school. After nursing her mother the last several years, she’s trying to break out of her shell and secretly pursue a writing career, but Rolf insists she go through with the rotten deal her father struck with his brother to renovate an old chalet.

Rolf envisions this mountain as a world-class resort for elite athletes and other jet setters. As a downhill champion and owner of a world-renowned sports equipment empire, he knows what it takes to get what he wants. Nothing will stop him, especially not a hotheaded wallflower who turns the ice in his veins to lava.

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Pssst….
Remember to get the rest of the trilogy while you’re there.

After Rolf and Glory find happily ever after, Nate and Ilke come together in From The Top. There’s a fun subplot with Glory’s dad Marvin and Rolf’s stepmother Vivian finding late-in-life love, too!

Then, just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Rolf’s younger brother, Trigg, learns he has a twelve-year-old daughter.

Wren, has been raising Skye all by herself and frankly, that girl is a handful. It’s time for Trigg to get involved.

He is very soon In Too Deep, but this wraps up this gorgeous trilogy in a wonderful, misty-eyed bow.

How Hot is this Cover for Ways to Ruin a Royal Reputation?

Nov 21, 2020

Please fetch my smelling salts. I have just seen the cover for Ways to Ruin a Royal Reputation and I have fallen onto my fainting couch!

“Ruin me.”

And she’ll enjoy every delicious second!

The king of Vallia never wanted to ascend to the throne. But in order to abdicate, Luca needs a good, old-fashioned disgrace. That’s where powerhouse PR pro Amy Miller comes in! Amy’s revived the career of many a star. She can certainly torpedo that of a reluctant royal.

But when instant attraction ignites with Luca, Amy’s soon starring in the scandal. And the fire burning between them is anything but fake news. But will this explosive flame be extinguished by what’s hidden in Amy’s past?

Read an Excerpt

Ways to Ruin a Royal Reputation is the first book in Signed, Sealed…Seduced, a multi-author trilogy written with Clare Connelly and Tara Pammi. Three best friends from boarding school start London Connection, an up and coming PR agency serving an exclusive clientele–including a king who wishes to lose his crown. It releases April 1st, but you can preorder now.

Christmas Comes Early! His Christmas Miracle is Free for a limited time!

Oct 19, 2020

Free for a very limited time!

His Christmas Miracle is a mostly sweet, little bit sexy Christmas-themed romance with a grumpy hero, a sunshine-y heroine, and an adorable four-year-old named Atlas.

Quincy didn’t even know he was a father until he is given custody of his son right before Christmas. Nikki can see he needs help bonding with his son, so she works up an Advent calendar that works a miracle.

If you love small town Christmas, a teensy bit of heart-wrench and a giant wonderful romance, you’ll love this story! Did I mention it’s free? (But again, act fast!! Only for a couple of days)

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Fun fact: His Christmas Miracle is book five (kind of six) in my Love in Montana series. If you like to read in order, start with Hometown Hero here.

*Small annoying disclaimer: at the time of scheduling this post, Barnes and Noble had not yet discounted this book. Sometimes this happens. It is highly frustrating for all concerned. Hopefully it’s working for you now.

Which cover do you like best?

Oct 3, 2020

I just saw the UK cover for What the Greek’s Wife Needs and I honestly can’t decide which cover I like best.

The Presents cover is so passionate, but the Mills and Boon one is so deliciously moody. And the blues are so pretty, aren’t they? Which is your favorite?

In What the Greek’s Wife Needs, Tanja needs her estranged husband, Leon, to rescue her–and help her adopt a baby. But then she wants a divorce. Or does she?

Want a sneak peek?

Read the first two chapters on my website here.