Jul 13, 2019
Have you seen the UK cover for Bound by Their Nine-Month Scandal? Me neither, lol! I’ve been head-down writing and missed it appearing online. Thankfully my wonderful website team at Waxcreative (a most grateful and celebratory shout-out to Judyth) found it and today, so did I.
In Bound by Their Nine-Month Scandal, Pia is about to do her duty by her family and succumb to an arranged marriage when a stranger at a masked ball intrigues her. They wind up seizing the moment by seizing each other and go back to their separate lives fully satisfied.
Pia soon realizes there’s a teensy consequence resulting from their impulse and, oh right. She doesn’t have a clue who the father is.
Fun fact: this one will also be my first audio book!
Jul 6, 2019
I’m thrilled to share with you that my first audio book will release this fall!
Bound by Their Nine-Month Scandal starts at a masked ball. Introverted Pia is committed to saving the family name by allowing her mother to arrange her a marriage, but she wants one night of freedom. She allows herself to be swept into passion with a stranger.
She soon discovers she’s pregnant, but she didn’t see her lover’s face, didn’t catch his name, and suspects he wasn’t even invited. When she does uncover the identity of this Spanish tech tycoon, she learns Angelo has a scandalous reputation and may have burgled her brother’s home!
Can their convenient marriage work when he’s such an unsuitable man?
Jul 3, 2019
Do you prefer to read Sneak Peeks on your phone or other device?
You can read the opening two chapters of my books on my website and I often include excerpts in my newsletters, but I also bundle some of them into preview samplers. I have a new one for you!
Remember my baby swap? If not, then you’ll definitely want to check into this sampler. This Wrong Heirs/Montero Siblings sampler includes the first two chapters from the original baby swap duet and also includes the opening chapters from two related books, The Maid’s Spanish Secret (August 2019) and Bound by Their Nine-Month Scandal (November 2019.)
Download Sampler from ProlificWorks.
Note: ProlificWorks will ask you if you want to join my newsletter. If you’re not already a member, you might want to sign up now. You’ll get Cruel Summer, a short story romance as a welcome gift.
Jul 1, 2019
Happy Canada Day!
Did you know that my heroine in The Maid’s Spanish Secret is Canadian? Her name, Poppy, was suggested by my daughter who also happens to be Canadian. And guess what? You can download The Maid’s Spanish Secret today from Harlequin.com–and yes, it’s a Canadian company. *wink!*
Poppy was earning her airfare home from Spain by working as a maid in Rico’s mother’s house–and had a terrible crush on him. The day she was leaving, his engagement fell apart. They had a fling, but by the time she got home and realized she was pregnant, he had unexpectedly reconciled with his fiancee.
Two years later, Rico’s wife has died and he has learned the the baby she carried wasn’t his. The only news to break through his veneer of bitterness is that he has a child after all. He flies to Canada to claim her–along with the woman he has never been able to forget!
The Maid’s Spanish Secret releases on all digital platforms on August 1st, but you can get it right now from:
Pre-Order links for other platforms are here.
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Jun 10, 2019
Kobo has chosen Only In His Sweetest Dreams for their Daily Deal!
If you enjoy stories with kids and seniors and an aunt who doesn’t know how to be a mom but is trying really hard, and a sexy handymen who brings a lot of baggage but really deserves a woman to love him, then this is the story for you. It’s on sale for 99c for one day only so act now!
Not a Kobo shopper? No problem! I’ve lowered the price on all the other platforms this week as well. You’ll find all the buy links here.
Jun 1, 2019
Hurray! Untouched Until Her Ultra-Rich Husband is here!
When billionaire Gabriel inherits his grandmother’s fortune, he becomes the world’s first trillionaire, never expecting her assets to include penniless, ex-beauty queen turned hacker Luli. After years of being sheltered in a Singapore mansion, Luli wants the freedom to run her own life, but the quickest way to get that is to tie herself to Gabriel in a marriage of convenience. Can she trust him to let her go when the time comes? Will she want him to when their chemistry is off the charts?
I was thrilled to see this one get the *HJ Recommends* banner over at Harlequin Junkie where they said:
“Strong characters and unique circumstances make for a thoroughly enjoyable romance!”
You can find this one in print at your favourite bookseller or online at any of your favourite platforms.
May 3, 2019
Fun news! The second book in my Wrong Heirs duet, The Consequence He Must Claim is free until Dec 2019 when you sign up for a subscription at TryHarlequin.com.
This is one of my favorite books. I love that Cesar has amnesia and doesn’t even remember making love to Sorcha, let alone getting her pregnant. He learns he has a child when the baby swap happens and a nurse calls to request he take a blood test. Here’s Cesar’s reaction:
“Are you telling me you want me to provide a sample for a paternity test?” he asked in disbelief.
“Please don’t mistake me. We have no reason to doubt Sorcha Kelly’s identification of you as the father. The issue is whether she is the mother of the baby she is currently nursing. As you can imagine, we’re anxious to have this cleared up.”
He couldn’t speak. It took him a long moment to realize he wasn’t thinking any thoughts. His mind was completely blank.
The Consequence He Must Claim will be your gateway into a few more books. The first half of the baby swap is The Marriage He Must Keep where you’ll get all the juicy details on how and why the baby swap happens.
Then, later this year, look for Cesar’s siblings to each find their soul mate:
In The Maid’s Spanish Secret, Cesar’s brother Rico discovers Poppy went back to Canada with a consequence of her own after their brief affair.
In Bound by Their Nine-Month Scandal, Cesar’s sister Pia has a scandalous encounter with a stranger at a masked ball and soon discovers such impulsive behaviours also have consequences…
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.