If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen…
Take one country music superstar. Add a workaholic chef. Mix in a small town, too much family, and a pinch of music. Bake until love rises.
Chef Haldana Connolly’s heart might be permanently scarred by the bad breakup she had last year. At twenty-two, she’s focused on starting a new catering career, and now she’s ready to move, too, if she can find a roommate to help her pay the rent on her boss’s vacant house.
Texas-born Gerry Dealy is the youngest member of the biggest family act in country music. He’s ready to show his older brother and sister that he can be the band’s songwriter. When he heads to a small town in Washington State to pull the band’s music director into his scheme, he finds himself renting a house with the guy’s sexy cousin. What can he do but settle in and try his best?
Fate has a way of sneaking into the cracks of a busy life and turning attraction into love…
Wild Image has a new cover and a new price to better reflect that it’s the prequel to my Charisma series. It’s just $.99 now! Set in Baltimore, this prequel occurs ten years before the start of The Rock Star’s Christmas Reunion.
I’m very excited to continue the series with The Country Star’s Valentine, which will be out early next year. It’s just gone to beta readers now, and then it will go to my editor. Yeah!
Wild Image blurb:
A hot romance with a younger man is Kasee’s ticket back to stardom…but what if she’s just too wild for Dion?
Blond, bubbly, and single-minded Kasee Kean is a reality TV star, holding onto her celebrity status by the tips of her manicured fingers. Handsome, street-smart Dion Hamilton is a professional photographer in search of a subject. When the two meet outside a pub one sultry spring night, sparks fly and careers are re-ignited.
Losing her mind on camera during her divorce cost Kasee her featured spot on the Ladies of Baltimore television show, but she has a plan to regain her job. A romance with a darkly sexy younger man, manufactured for the tabloids, will put her back on top. But what happens when she wants her made-for-television romance with Dion to be real?
Dion isn’t sure what kind of person Kasee is underneath her perfect exterior, and some parts of his life aren’t camera-ready. Still, he can see her vulnerability, and she does have a way of punching excitement into his life. Is this a relationship he should run from, or is there a chance she’s the one?
I’ve been doing skull studies in a painting class this week, which got me thinking about the history of this sort of thing. Did you know that “Gray’s Anatomy” was first published in 1858? It is in it’s 41st edition now. The author was born in Belgravia in 1827 and spent 18 months dissecting unclaimed bodies before creating his anatomy textbook. He could do this because of an 1832 British law that gave free license to various professionals to take these bodies. Better than selling them, right? There were some horrific scandals about that that have popped up in fiction ever since…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray%27s_Anatomy
Hi everyone! Here’s the blurb for my new mystery novel! It’s available in ebook, hardcover, and audio book. Please ask your local library to order it in, and I’d love to see your reviews!
In this clever reimagining of Charles Dickens’s life, he and fiancée Kate Hogarth must solve the murder of a spinster wearing a wedding gown . . .
London, June 1835: In the interest of being a good neighbor, Charles checks in on Miss Haverstock, the elderly spinster who resides in the flat above his. But as the young journalist and his fiancée Kate ascend the stairs, they are assaulted by the unmistakable smell of death. Upon entering the woman’s quarters, they find her decomposing corpse propped up, adorned in a faded gown that looks like it could have been her wedding dress, had she been married. A murderer has set the stage. But to what purpose?
As news of an escaped convict from Coldbath Fields reaches the couple, Charles reasonably expects the prisoner, Ned Blood, may be responsible. But Kate suspects more personal motives, given the time and effort in dressing the victim. When a local blacksmith is found with cut manacles in his shop and arrested, his distraught wife begs Charles and Kate to help. At the inquest, they are surprised to meet Miss Haverstock’s cold and haughty foster daughter, shadowed by her miserably besotted companion. Secrets shrouded by the old woman’s past may hold the answers to this web of mystery. But Charles and Kate will have to risk their lives to unveil the truth . . .
I just noticed that most of my historical romances are on sale. Most are $1.99 but this one is only $.99 and you can definitely start the series here even thought it’s a book 2 because it’s a simultaneous timeline with book 1! Book 3, Lady Be Good, is also on sale for $.99.
In honor of my mother’s birthday today, I thought I would look at the February birthday flower. There are various choices out there as there is no one system of birth month flowers or indeed, flower language as a whole, but I was fascinated by the iris.
It seems that the iris has had a number of meanings over the centuries. Since there is a Greek goddess named Iris, one possible meaning is “eloquence.” Other meanings are wisdom, faith, hope, and valor. I may have to use Iris as a heroine name now, with all of those great qualities being symbolized in this beautiful flower.
Are there other February birth flowers that you prefer?