Must an author always write the same type of book? The books I normally write are sweet, small-town romances…usually with children and even the occasional pet. But every now and then, I get an idea for a romantic suspense. Yes, I know what the experts say…that readers get used to what an author writes and then expects every book to run in a similar vein. Then if they buy one and it’s different, they’re disappointed…or worse yet, angry. So what should authors to do with those “different” stories rattling around in our brains?
Well, for me, I write them. They deserve to have their day in the sun…their time in the spotlight. That’s why I have two releases this month that I’m very excited about. One is the second in a small, southern town, family-friendly series and the other is a romantic suspense.
Book Two in the Georgia Heart series.
Jessie lost her husband and unborn child two years ago on a rain-slick highway outside of Atlanta. Now, she writes romance novels and does emergency infant care for Henry County. Since each baby takes a piece of her heart with it when it moves to a new home, she’ll only takes a child for two or three days.
Her current baby is a newborn, Missy Alexander, who’s only living relative is Daniel Alexander, a single, undercover DEA agent who’s currently in So. America. He calls to ask her to keep Missy longer. Like a lot of southern women, Jessie finds it impossible to turn away from a baby in need or a man asking for her help.
When his job puts Missy & Jessie in danger, she must trust Daniel to keep them safe. But when he shows up to adopt the baby, she knows her heart is in serious trouble—trouble he might not be willing to handle.
I’d like to take a moment to thank my writing partner, Debbie Kaufman, for the first-hand information on the ins and outs of dealing with a county in Georgia.
Behind Door Two
Cecilia Drummond grew up in the shadow of a grandfather and father who started and expanded Drummond International. Instead of joining that company after college, she chose to prove herself by branching out on her own. When her parents are killed in the corporate jet crash and the will names her as the new president, she closes the door on her hard-earned independence and home and opens door number two…running her family’s business. She moves back to her Chicago family home to run Drummond International and be available to help her twin sister, Darianna.
Later, when an attempt is made on Cecilia’s life, LANCE BROLIN, Chicago detective, is assigned to find a way to get close to her in order to protect her. He soon realizes that she’s a headstrong woman who hears what he says but then does what she thinks best.
Unaware that Lance has been assigned to date her in order to get close and protect her, she allows him into her life and into her heart.
Cecilia discover that someone is stealing money from the company and even though she suspects the vice-president, she wants proof before going to the police. Then her sister is killed. Who can she trust? Is Lance involved? Has she given her heart to a thief? Or worse, a killer?
There, you have a quick peek at the two offerings this month and I hope you download them and enjoy Jessie and Cecilia’s stories.
But wait, that’s not all !
To celebrate the release of two new books, I’m giving away a download of either story above (winner’s choice) to two people who leave a comment today, so don’t miss out on this drawing.
Don’t Miss Out !!
THEN, pop over to my blog (Life, Love and a Good Book) and leave a comment there. I’m conducting a month-long promotion (August) announcing the two releases and at the end of August, I’ll be drawing a name to win a Jeweled Flash Drive…similar to the one Jessie uses as a romance author!