This week I have a reprint releasing IN THE UK. A DEAL AT THE ALTAR features my debut Harlequin Romance, HIRED BY THE COWBOY, and the reprint is a duet with the lovely Liz Fielding! I’m especially thrilled for a few reasons. I’ve always looked up to Liz – she’s a wonderful writer, she’s written scads of amazing love stories and she took me under her wing before I was ever published, which was incredibly generous of her. Then after I sold to Harlequin, she really became a friend and a “writing mom”. It’s really special being in a 2-in-1 together.
The other thing that makes this special is that HQ chose to use the original cover for HIRED BY THE COWBOY. I loved this cover from the beginning, and I have a signed print (of a different painting) by the artist in my office. Larry Roibal does fantastic work and it’s really great to see that cover on a book again.
If you haven’t read my first Romance, this is a great chance to pick it up and also get a beautiful story of Liz’s in the bargain. It’s in the UK as of today, and is releasing on January 19 in the US.
Today is December 8, which means newsletter subscribers got the link to access THE GIFT, a bonus scene to CHRISTMAS AT SEASHELL COTTAGE. I had a lot of fun putting this all together, and I’m thinking it’d be a great annual “thanks” to my fans.
What else is going on? Tis the season for concerts and craziness, I say. It’s been bananas around here, though this week isn’t quite as hectic as last. One thing happening this week is the Annual Open House over at http://www.Harlequin.com. I’m there most days this week – today you’ll find me in the cookie thread, giving away a copy of THE COWBOY’S CHRISTMAS GIFT.
Right now, in addition to holiday prep, I’m working on a brand new series proposal for St. Martin’s, and I’m pretty stoked about it. I just handed in a novella to my editor at Samhain that is due out next summer, and next up after my proposal is a brand new story, first in a duet, for Harlequin American. It’s linked to my Crooked Valley Ranch trilogy – set in the same locale – and kicks off with Twins Under The Rancher’s Tree. Which means…yep, I’ll be writing a Christmas story during the Christmas season. LOVE IT!
Until next time,