First of all, Happy Birthday to my mom! And to any other April
celebrants out there!
April 1 marks the release of my very first all-me anthology!
MAKE MINE A MARINE is officially out, in ebook only for now, but
in several different formats. So whether youíre Kindle or NOOK,
you read on your phone or computer, etc.óif you can read digital
books, you can download MAKE MINE A MARINE. The anthology
features 3 full-length romantic suspense novels featuring
military heroes. For those readers who often ask when Iím going
to write a single-title length romantic suspense novel, I have!
These arenít Precinct stories, but feature a group of former
Marine Corps operatives who are now in the bodyguard business. I
hope to write a brand new story featuring one of their friends
as the hero later this year.
In the meantime, thereís plenty to talk about on the Intrigue
front. KCPD PROTECTOR, the lead title for August 2014, is going
to have a prequel novella available online at
through the month of June. Iím writing that story now. The
novella, tentatively titled THE BRIDESMAIDíS BODYGUARD, will
have 30 short-short chapters, with a new one published each day
throughout June. Then readers can get KCPD PROTECTOR July 1st at
the Harlequin website. (August 1 through other outlets)
My next project is something brand new. Harlequin Intrigue NOIR
is the new digital-first line that Harlequin will launch this
fall, and Iíve been asked to write one of the stories for their
first anthology. Intrigue NOIR is a darker, grittier, sexier
version of the Intrigue romantic suspense stories readers love.
While many readers love the traditional Intrigue (and those will
certainly continue!), many readers have also asked for a little
more steam, a little more atmosphere in their books. These NOIR
books are for themÖand anyone whoís as big a fan of romantic
suspense as I am. My story is tentatively called THE PRECINCT:
AFTER DARK. Readers will recognize familiar Kansas City settings
from my fictional Fourth Precinct. But there will be a few more
curse words, a little more sex (think Blaze-ish) and some
grittier themes. I hope my readers will give the new spin-off
line of Intrigue NOIR a try.
As always, be sure to check out my
Contests & Fun Page
to read an excerpt from MAKE MINE A MARINE. And enter for
a chance to win one of my backlist titles!