Tag Archives: contemporary romance

#WriteWed At the Shore #2 DANCED ALL NIGHT

Sorry I wasn’t with you earlier this week, but I took the opportunity of a long weekend to plant my butt in the chair and do a marathon writing session on #2 in the AT THE SHORE contemporary romance series. This book is tentatively titled DANCED ALL NIGHT, but I’ve really been rethinking that title based on the themes that are emerging as I plow more and more into the book.

The hero and heroine of the story, uptight lawyer Connie Reyes, and laid-back surfer dude inventor Jon Pierce, are like oil and water. Dynamite and a match. Despite that, they are perfect together and it’s been really interesting so far showing how they came together a long ago summer (wow – another possible title concept) and where they both are now.

I love second chance at love stories like this one, especially when there is an unexpected surprise as well. I suspect that these two characters are going to have yet more surprises for me as I write their story.

Since this book happens at the same time as ONE SUMMER NIGHT (a true writing challenge), you’ll get to see more of Maggie and Owen from that story and also check out the hero and heroine for #3, unromantic wedding planner Emma Grant and sexy chef Carlo Texeira. It is a stand alone story, however. No worries on that one.

Anyway – if you’ve ever wondered what my winter writing place down the shore looks like, here it is! In the summer you’ll find me out on that little balcony amidst the flowers that I plant.
#WriteWed Writer's Desk

#TeaserTuesday Under the Boardwalk & LSF Writers Conference

Sorry I’ve been absent off and on, but lots of new things going on in my life. Some moving and downsizing. Some revisions and getting to work on #2 in the AT THE SHORE contemporary romance series.

Also, I’m now the President of the Liberty States Fiction Writers. Very exciting, especially since we’re having our 8th Annual Conference in a little over a month. There are some great workshops for writers and an awesome line-up of panels and fun events for readers. You can check them out here: http://bit.ly/2fh79LJ

I hope to see some of you there!

Today I’m sharing a teaser from UNDER THE BOARDWALK. In this sensual and emotional story, a husband and wife, Chase and Natalie, have lost the passion as their lives have pulled them apart. The love is still there, but it is caught up in a lot of other things that are keeping them from being real with each other. In this story, they get real again and try to rekindle their love and marriage, but also find themselves again.

Teaser

Natalie Ramirez has spent less and less time with her husband over the last year and more and more time alone. She longs for the happy days of summer when she and Chase would pass the time together on the beach and under the boardwalk, exploring the passion that simmered between them as hot as any summer sun.

Chase Smith had to work hard for everything he ever had, including his wife Natalie. His wife had never wanted for anything in her life and Chase didn’t want to disappoint her. But somewhere along the way, Chase lost sight of the most important thing she wanted: his love.

A passionate night under the boardwalk brought them together, but can Chase and Natalie rekindle that lost love and save their marriage?

Excerpt

Click here if you cannot see the excerpt below!

Additional Info

UNDER THE BOARDWALK is part of the Summer Heat anthology which is now free for Kindle Unlimited members!
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2khllnE

#ThrowbackThursday At The Shore

An exciting day on multiple counts. Staten Island Chuck did not see his shadow, so an early spring is on the way. (Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, but I’m choosing to ignore that LOL!).

I got a release date for ONE SUMMER NIGHT, the first book in the AT THE SHORE contemporary romance series from Sourcebooks. So excited. ONE SUMMER NIGHT will be out in October 2017.

Today’s throwback is in honor of summer days and nights on the Jersey Shore. It’s my favorite place to be at my favorite time of year.
Bikes on Ocean Grove Boardwalk

#ThrowbackThursday Lucky 7 Romance Authors in New Orleans

I love my fellow Lucky 7 Romance Authors! What a talented, welcoming, fun and smart group of ladies. It’s always a pleasure to work with them on a project, like our new Lucky 7 Hot Heroes.

This is a photo of 4 of the Lucky 7 Ladies (from the left Sophia Knightly, moi, Susan Hatler and Virna DePaul all the way to the right). Sandwiched next to Virna and Susan is the lovely and talented Sharon Hamilton. If you like military heroes like those in my Take a Chance series, you’ll love Sharon’s sexy Seals.
Lucky 7 Romance Authors New Orleans

#ThriftyThursday Lucky 7 Hot Heroes and Taming the Vampire Box Sets

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For those of you have liked the NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Lucky 7 Box Sets – GOOD NEWS! We’ve assembled another collection of 7 hot heroes for you to enjoy! The set is specially priced at 99 cents and is available for pre-order. The set will release on December 13. Check out the blurb for this awesome set:

Seven New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Authors bring you seven contemporary romance novellas, starring seven hot heroes who will make you melt. Whether you love a second chance romance, an office playboy, or a former-fling staying in the cabin next door, this boxed set has a fall-in-love romance for you.

    ONE LAST NIGHT by Caridad Pineiro, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author. An act of compassion leads to unexpected pleasure . . . Thrown together, Marine Lieutenant Trevor Mason and Maggie Sullivan can’t ignore the sexual heat between them. As they satisfy one set of needs, another slowly develops as passion breathes life into other emotions. Will Trevor and Maggie’s one last night together possibly lead to many other nights in the future?

    HEART TAMER by Sophia Knightly, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author. Kate is the last person her ex-husband Alec expects—or wants—to see again. But this time, can he resist? In this fiery battle of love, whose heart will be tamed?

    A SEAL’S PROPOSAL by Tawny Weber, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author. Being the best means making sacrifices, but do vows made at 16 hold true at 24? As a teenager, Sam Morelli joined the elite club focused on a single goal: to become Navy SEALs. Membership required a vow that once he became a SEAL, the team would be his only commitment. Eight years later, on the cusp of achieving his goal, Sam has forgotten that vow. But his girlfriend hasn’t.

    DANGEROUS CURVES by Nina Bruhns, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author. He’s driving…but her curves are deadlier than the two guys trying to kill them… A spec ops transporter takes on drones, bad guys and car chases—and falls for a beautiful scientist with curves more dangerous than the road!

    TRUTH OR DATE by Susan Hatler, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author. Gina Hall is done with men who won’t commit. When her friend Kristen starts a game of Truth or Dare, she dares Gina to go on a date with Ethan, who’s total marriage material. As Gina plans the going away party for office playboy, Chris Bradley, she spontaneously initiates a game of Truth or Dare with him. He dares Gina to pose as his girlfriend to help get a flirty colleague off his back. Even though Gina and Chris are pretending, their relationship feels way too real and she’s worried about making the same dating mistakes all over again.

    BECAUSE YOU LOVE ME by Virna DePaul, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author. Readers have fallen in love with the Irish O’Neill brothers…now it’s time for Sean O’Neill’s story, and he’s determined to convince Juliana Madison, his college English professor, that he’s not just a younger man—he’s definitely the man for her.

    THE BAD BOY MEETS HIS MATCH by Kristin Miller, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author. When lingerie-store owner Cora Brennan plans a getaway at a quaint mountain retreat, she never expects her cabin neighbor to be the playboy she spent a memorable night with in college. Desire blazes into something deeper this time, but she’s still healing from a bad breakup and he’s already set-up a first date with someone else. Can they finally admit their true feelings for each other before love is lost to them again?

You can purchase the Lucky 7 Hot Heroes collection at these online retailers:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2emafyC
B&N: http://bit.ly/2fgY6Ku
iBooks: http://apple.co/2fgYiK6
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2fgYmJQ
Additional Stores: http://books2read.com/u/bWK50x

Taming the Vampire

TAMING THE VAMPIRE is now available for download. Thanks to all of you who have purchased it and have helped make it an Amazon Kindle bestseller!

Taming the Vampire Amazon Kindle Bestseller

The anthology is only 99 cents for a limited time and best of all, these are ALL NEW stories! Not re-releases and not available anywhere except in the anthology. You can read more about the anthology here: http://bit.ly/tamingvamp

You can purchase TAMING THE VAMPIRE at these online retailers:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2bfy9Js
Kobo http://bit.ly/2by9MsM
iBooks: http://apple.co/2byaNAP
B&N: http://bit.ly/2byaGoW

#ThrowbackThursday RWA Conference and Cafe du Monde

I love going to the RWA national conference. It’s a great time to meet readers at the signing, go to workshops to learn more about the craft and business of writing, and meet with writer buddies. Today’s throwback is to a breakfast I shared with my Lucky 7 friends at Cafe du Monde in New Orleans. I just loved the fabulous company and the totally tasty hot chocolate and beignets.

Here’s a secret for you: Look for another Lucky 7 release soon!
Cafe du Monde New Orleans RWA National Conference