The books formerly known as Special Interests, Private Politics, and Party Lines are about to get a new lease on life as Political Persuasions! It’ll take me a bit to fully update my website, but here’s the pretty.
Are they not lovely? Do you not adore them? And they’ll be available in print too for the first time ever!
All this goodness drops on February 21, but if you want to preorder, here are the links:
I have a super exciting announcement: my next project has an absolutely stunning cover and a release date.
Feast your eyes on the spectacular artwork for He’s Come Undone, and, on May 12, 2020, you can savor what’s inside.
The anthology is the brain child of the lovely Olivia Dade. Her pitch to us was that each story should feature a gloriously uptight male protag being undone, basically, by love. I might have sat at my desk and clapped when I was asked to contribute.
My story is one that’s been rolling around my head for years, about a tempestuous concert pianist who’s frozen by stage fright and the piano technician–a literal master of tension and control–who helps her find her passion again. So there’s classical music and second chance with a first crush and a super hot greenroom hook up and fear and redemption and courage. It’s called “Appassionata,” and it’s joined in the anthology by amazing stories by Olivia Dade, Adriana Herrera, Ruby Lang, and Cat Sebastian. Check out this AMAZING video Adriana put together with hooks and aesthetics for all the stories.
If you’re interested in pre-ordering He’s Come Undone, it’s available at Amazon, Kobo, Apple, and B&N (Google Play, etc. coming soon!), and you can also add it to your Goodreads shelves and check out the slightly spoilery Pinterest board for “Appassionata” to tide you over ’til May.
You want to see something pretty? Like maybe the just-revealed cover for Rogue Hearts?
My story is called “Run.”
Public defender Maddie Clark doesn’t want to be a candidate for the state senate—but she’s running. Her high school nemesis turned campaign advisor Adam Kadlick shouldn’t be back home managing campaigns—but he is. They definitely should avoid falling for each other—but they won’t.
I’ve wanted to write a woman seeking political office for years. I considering making one of the presidential candidates in Party Lines a woman, but I worried that it would be distracting, that I would want the entire book to be about her. I promised myself I’d write about a female candidate someday, and my final Rogue series story seemed like the right time.
As you probably expect from me, Maddie and Adam’s story is bantery and deeply nerdy. If you’ve felt like romance suffers from a decided lack of Cross-X debate references, this one’s for you. It’s 19K, or short novella length, and the Pinterest board is here.
“Run,” like “The Fourth Estate,” ended up lower heat, but hey, it includes a diatribe on the Fourth Amendment, so that balances things out (?). And if you liked the Montana setting of “Free,” you’ll enjoy this too.
You can preorder Rogue Hearts for 99 cents at Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Google Play, and Kobo and you can add it to your Goodreads shelves. The price will go up to $3.99 after release week. If you’re a reviewer and are interested in an ARC, you can request one here.
In completely unexpected but totally exciting news, Kobo Writing Life selected A Midnight Feast as one of its Ten Best Romance Covers of 2017.
This is already an amazing honor, but they’re holding voting across three categories to pick the best cover of the year. The competition is fierce in romance. Obviously we’re biased, but Margie’s sassy silhouette makes for one distinctive cover, so if you’ve got a moment, we’d love it if you’d hop over there and cast a ballot for A Midnight Feast. Voting ends next Thursday. Yup, that’s right—on Thanksgiving. How auspicious is that? So vote early and often!
You can see the cover for Rogue Affair at USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog, and it’s gorgeous! The book will drop three weeks from today, on November 8, 2017.
Here’s the blurb for mine:
Reporter Drew Orlov wants to write about the corrupt president hurting regular Americans, but readers only care about the bombshells penned by his rival Brynn Allen. When he goes after Brynn’s high-level source, though, he finds himself snagged on more complicated—and personal—feelings. Brynn’s been working her tail off and doesn’t have time for Drew, even if he does look good when he smolders, and they’re soon locked in a tussle for the truth with their hearts on the line.
It is a very, very me story, and I hope you’ll love it.
As with Rogue Desire, Rogue Affair is 99 cents to preorder, and the price will rise after release week. You can get it at all the cool retailers, including Amazon, B&N, Kobo, and Google Play and you can add it to your Goodreads shelves (it’ll be available at iBooks soon).
ETA: I added an excerpt from “The Fourth Estate” and FAQ here.
Back in April, I outlined a book on Twitter. Well, not really a book, more of a plot bunny about two people admitting they were in love against the backdrop of a global crisis and a debate about the Twenty-fifth Amendment.
It festered, and I started emailing and direct messaging with friends who had their own resistance romance ideas. All of that turned into Rogue Desire, which is releasing next week. You can see the cover over on the Happily Ever After blog at USA Today. I have the blurb and preorder links below the fold.
This will be out on June 6, and it’s available for preorder at Amazon and Open Ink Press (more links coming soon!). Also, if you’re a reviewer-y type, you can request ARCs here. I’m not handling them directly, but let me know if you have problems.
Obviously I can’t tell you anything about my story, but I really love it and it’s incredibly unlike me and I can’t wait to see what everyone thinks about it.
I’ve been staring at it for a month now, so I’m thrilled to finally share it with you. And it fits the book perfectly. To wit:
Houston, Texas, 1961
Eugene Parsons requires perfection from his staff. Anything less would be an unnecessary risk—and Parsons hates both risk and distraction. Nothing is more distracting than the brilliant, beautiful computer scientist on his team, but he’s determined to ignore his attraction since he needs her to get America to the moon.
Charlie Eason is used to men underestimating her. It comes with being a woman in engineering, but anything is worth joining the space race—even if she can’t figure out what’s behind the intense looks one tightly wound engineer keeps sending her. But life isn’t as unemotional or predictable as code, and things soon boil over with the intriguingly demanding Parsons.
With every launch, their secret affair grows thornier. The lines between work and play tangle even as Parsons and Charlie try to keep them separate. But when a mission goes wrong, they’ll have to put aside their pride for the greater good—and discover that matters of the heart have a logic all their own.
We’re aiming for an early May release, but we don’t have preorder links yet. There are some answers to frequently asked questions and an excerpt here and you can add the book on Goodreads, check out its Pinterest board, or join the series mailing list. Now I have to return to the editing cave so you can have this book in your hands in three months!