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Seduction Game set for split release, available for ebook preorder
A lot has happened in the past few weeks. After discussing my concerns about the original release date of Seduction Game with my publisher, Berkley agreed to publish the ebook version in October and the print version in March.
Ebook readers will have Seduction Game in their hands on Oct. 20, while those who want to wait for the mass market paperback edition will have it in early March. That's a lot better than making everyone wait till June!
I don't have details for the audiobook release yet, but I hope Tantor will match the October release date.
My editor made no changes to the book—no revisions—so the manuscript was sent straight into production. I put a lot of effort into crafting a good story, and I feel really pleased about that.
Seduction Game is Holly Bradshaw's story. Nicknamed Horny Holly by her I-Team friends, Holly has her own unique way of looking at the world. As a result of her lifestyle she also finds herself in some unique situations-such as waking up in bed to find her date shot dead. But when she hooks up with her sexy next-door neighbor, she has no idea what he really is or where the relationship will lead.
Here's the blurb from the back of the book:
CIA officer Nick Andris wants revenge. His last mission failed after a Georgian arms smuggler killed his lover. He's been tailing a woman for three weeks hoping she will lead him to his target. But there's a problem with the intel. Holly Elise Bradshaw is nothing more than an entertainment writer with a love for sex and designer clothes. Clearly someone at Langley made a mistake...
When Holly finds herself in trouble, the only weapons at her disposal are her brains and her body. But they won't be enough to handle the man who's following her. He's going to turn her world upside-down.
The ebook edition is already available for pre-order in the U.S., and will soon be available for pre-order in the UK. The UK cover is already out. Watch for the U.S. cover reveal soon!
Pre-order your copy now!
Soul Deep, an I-Team novella, set for a late June release
In Skin Deep, we met Jack West, owner of the Cimarron, a big ranch high in the Rocky Mountains. A widower, Jack knows what it's like to love a woman deeply and too lose her far too soon. What he doesn't know is that life has a surprise in store for him in the form of FBI Special Agent Janet Killeen, whom he threw off his land about nine months earlier.
Some of you will remember Janet from Striking Distance. She spearheaded Laura Nilsson's security detail until she was shot and badly wounded. Now out of rehab and trying to rebuild her shattered life, the last person she wants to see is Jack West. But when her car goes off the road in the middle of a blizzard, she's not going to refuse his help or his hospitality.
The story takes us back to the Cimarron where we get to spend time with Chinook, Buckwheat, Baby Doe and the other horses and where Janet gets to sample Jack's amazing cooking. It also takes a look at how hard it can be to recover one's life after a tragedy like the one Janet endured.
This is my first time writing about an older couple. Jack is 63, and Janet is 45. I'm finding their maturity to be refreshing. Sex and love don't end at 29 or 39 or even 49. I'm 51, and I'd like to believe romance, love, and sexual fulfillment are as eternal as spring.
So many of you loved Jack in Skin Deep, and I hope you'll enjoy seeing him get his own happy ending. I plan on having the book ready by the end of June-that's just a couple of weeks from now.
Watch for a cover and release details!
The I-Team series and MacKinnon's Rangers series come to the UK
So many of you have written to me over the past couple of years, asking when the I-Team series or the MacKinnon's Rangers series would be available in the United Kingdom and in Commonwealth countries. In March and April, Eternal Romance Books published the I-Team series in both print and ebook, giving the books a fresh new look with bright beautiful covers.
On May 14, 2015, the MacKinnon's Rangers series (Surrender, Untamed, Defiant), together with Ride the Fire (Kenleigh-Blakewell Family Saga, Book 3) will be released in print and ebook there as well, bringing UK readers up to date on all my books. The covers feature art by my good friend, author and photographer Jenn LeBlanc. The editors and designers chose her work, having no idea that she and I are close friends — a very happy coincidence.
I hope my UK readers will enjoy both series. The I-Team series continues with Seduction Game, Holly's story, while MacKinnon's Rangers fans still have Lord William Wentworth's story, as well as Captain Joseph's story ahead of them.
Thank you for your support!
On April 21, 2014, I was diagnosed with Stage 1C breast cancer (e/p+, her2-) via a routine mammogram. A short time later, blood work led to the discovery of a benign parathyroid adenoma. I underwent a mastectomy, thyroid surgery, and a surgery to install a port for chemotherapy in a period of two months, and then underwent 12 weeks of chemo and 25 treatments of radiation.
It was a dark, terrifying, horrible and very pain-filled year. There's no way to sugar coat that. Cancer was not a blessing. It held no silver lining. It sucked.
The support I received from my family, friends, fellow authors, and readers made such a difference in my life with the Good Food Fund and donations to help with medical expenses. I came through the experience feeling so much gratitude for those of you who took time to reach out and show me kindness.
I am healing, getting stronger every day, and will start the reconstruction process in September. I may also have to undergo another thyroid procedure. But compared to what I've been through, that's nothing.
Thank you to all of you who supported me through letters, cards, posts on Facebook, tweets, prayers and good wishes. Kindness really does matter.
(And please remember to get every lump checked by a doctor and to get your mammograms!)
Perfume designed exclusively for Unlawful Contact!
I am so excited to announce that internationally known perfumer Dawn Spencer Hurwitz has created two new scents in honor of Unlawful Contact. Dawn designs scents for Hollywood stars, New York jet-setters and Parisian socialites. Using natural oils and essences, not chemicals, she makes her perfumes by hand, one drop at a time, just as perfumers did three hundred years ago.
I met Dawn this past summer and was so impressed by her work that I asked if she'd be interested in turning the characters in Unlawful Contact into scents. She read the manuscript, took lots of notes about Marc's and Sophie's personalities, and then began to turn those into scents.
I went in to sniff the final results last week, and I love them! I’ve been wearing "Sophie" ever since and dabbing "Marc" on all the men in my life."Marc" captures the scents of Colorado's mountains together with Marc Hunter's deep masculine sexuality, while "Sophie" captures Sophie's sexy, sleek sophistication with a touch of innocent "fairy sprite" sensuality. The two work well together, both featuring certain musk notes that make them a "couple."
Working with an artist like Dawn was so much fun. She and I are talking about doing it again, perhaps going backward with the I-Team series. "Julian" anyone?
The scents are now done and can be ordered from her Web site at www.dshperfumes.com. The perfumes are part of the Essence Studio collection. She has a variety of sizes available, including samples for under $4.